Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Alexandra Parks

Female 1867 - 1952  (85 years)


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  • Name Alexandra Parks 
    Born 17 May 1867  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Name Alexandra Hortop 
    Residence 1886  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Residence 1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-81974 
    Died 25 Aug 1952  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81974  Generations
    Last Modified 10 May 2022 

    Father Alexander Parks,   b. 1819, Of, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Eagle,   b. 24 Sep 1827, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1908, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1842 
    Family ID F21390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Hortop,   b. 21 Jan 1867, Holland Mills, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1932, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1886  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Hazel May Hortop,   b. 26 Apr 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Gordon Hortop,   b. 14 Jun 1889, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 64 years)
     3. Martha Alice Hortop,   b. 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Maude Hortop,   b. Sep 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981  (Age ~ 90 years)
     5. A?ice M. Hortop,   b. 14 Sep 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Hortop,   b. 10 Feb 1893, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Gladys R. Hortop,   b. 26 Feb 1895, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980  (Age 84 years)
     8. Anna Margareet Hortop,   b. 15 Mar 1898, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1983  (Age 85 years)
     9. Elizabeth "Bessie" Hortop,   b. 17 Jan 1902, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1985  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2022 
    Family ID F21389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HORTOP, ALEXANDRA (Nee Parks)

      Largely attended funeral services were held on Thursday, August 28 at 2: 30 for Mrs. William Hortop, aged 85 years, from her residence at Queen St. West in Hespeler. She passed away on Monday, August 25, 1952 at her residence. A resident of Hespeler for the past seventy-one years, she was born in Puslinch Township on the old Park's farm, which is now Barber's Beach. She was the last surviving member of the Alexander Parks family. She attended the United Church and in her younger days, took an active part in the women's organizations of the town. She formed a wide circle of friends in Hespeler, was an enthusiastic gardener and lover of nature. Her husband predeceased her in Aug. 1932. Surviving are seven children, Hazel (Mrs. Sam Fenton) of Chesley; Maude (Mrs. Ernest Eltherington); Mary (Mrs. Clarence Dopfer); Gladys (Mrs. Peter Lindhorst); Annie (Mrs. Harvey Gingrich); Elizabeth (Mrs. Jack Cooper); and John Gordon Hortop, all of Hespeler. Also survived by five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Rev. M. G. McFarlane, minister of the United Church, officiated. Pallbearers: Peter Lindhorst, Jack Cooper, Harvey Gingrich, Ernest Eltherington, Jack Hortop and Robert Dopfer. Interment Hespeler Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 23.

    2. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 24.

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 13062 (1886), William Hortop-Alexandra Parks.
      William Hortop, cloth finisher in woolen factory, Birth Place: Holland Mills Age: 19 Estimated birth year: abt 1867 Father Name: John Hortop Mother Name: Rebecca Hortop Spouse Name: Alexander Parks, residence Hespeler, Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse Birth Place: Puslinch Township Spouse Father Name: Alex Parks Spouse Mother Name: Mary Parks Marriage Date: 15 Jul 1886 Marriage Location: Wellington, Elora

    4. [S342] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1911, Div. 6 Pg. 6.

    5. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 58.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1867 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1886 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1886 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Aug 1952 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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