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

Mary Ann Eagle[1]

Female 1827 - 1908  (80 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Eagle 
    Born 24 Sep 1827  , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/208342338 
    Immigration 1835  [2
    Name Mary Ann Parks 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-81981 
    Died 4 Feb 1908  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 I81981  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Samuel Eagle,   b. 20 Nov 1795, Hoe, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1865, Woodhouse Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Anne Cook,   b. 28 Oct 1790,   d. 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1820  Sporle, , Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F48562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Parks,   b. 1819, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1880, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1842 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann Parks,   b. CALC 29 Oct 1843, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1892, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     2. Mary Ann Parks,   b. 30 May 1845, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1911, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Hannah Parks,   b. 16 Nov 1846, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1918, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. John Wesley Parks,   b. 30 Jun 1855, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1937, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Alexandra Parks,   b. 17 May 1867, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1952, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. William Nathan Parks,   b. Sep 1849, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1927, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F21390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PARKS, MARY ANN (Nee Eagle)

      Another of our oldest and most respected residents, relict of the late Alexander Parks, in her 81st year. On Tuesday morning, February 4, 1908, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Hortop. She had been quite infirm for a few years but was always able to be more or less about, until some few weeks ago, when she was taken seriously ill at the home of her daughter. Born in Norfolk County in England, she came to Beverly with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Eagle, when she was 11 years of age. After a time, they removed to the head of Puslinch Lake, to the farm now occupied by Marvin Eagle. Mrs. Park's mother was one of the earliest schoolteachers in these parts. She taught school in her own home. Archie McAllister was one of her pupils. Mrs. Parks remembered when Galt was so small that it could boast of nothing but a blacksmith shop, hotel and one store. After the grist mill was built at Galt, her husband would take the flour home on his back. Her nearest relatives lived in Blenheim Township and there, she would sometimes visit, taking her children on horseback, following the blazed trail through the woods. Great excitement prevailed when the macadamized road was being built to from Hamilton to Guelph. The next epoch of the kind was when the railroad was being built through Hespeler. The late A. J. Brewster, while filling a contract for railway ties, lived at her home. Her father, on one occasion, was extra late getting home, as a consequence of having to await moonlight to get home safely, for a pack of wolves were in the neighbourhood. Mother and daughter went in search of the father and the wolves passed them by, on the side that the wind protected them from detection. A panther was in the vicinity on one occasion. These are some of the thrilling stories that she was able to tell to her grandchildren. She was married to Alexander Parks on December 8, 1842 by Rev. William Meldrum. Mr. J. W. Parks is the proud possessor of their marriage license, which is properly considered an heirloom of the family. Printing was out of the question; it was neatly written with pen and ink. They settled at Puslinch Lake (at Barber's Beach), on property now owned by Mr. J. Wayper, having paid for the property with a goose and a gander. For many years, they conducted the Park's Hotel, now the property of Josh Wayper. Mrs. Parks was a member of the Methodist Church for upwards of sixty years. That she always inculcated righteous living in her family may be known by the godly walk of those, who are following in her footsteps. Since the death of her husband twenty-six years ago, Mrs. Parks made her home with her children. She was blessed with no less than forty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Howitt predeceased her sixteen years ago. Survived by Mrs. John Blatchford, Mrs. Hannah Brown, William Parks, J. Wesley Parks and Mrs. William Hortop. The funeral took place on Wed. , Feb. 6 at 2 from the residence of her son- in-law, William Hortop and was largely attended. Interment Hespeler Cemetery.

      - Information from marriage certificates: Elizabeth Ann Parks married Alfred Howitt. Mary Ann Parks married John Blatchford.

      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 2 Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Majorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Michael Brown aged 23 res Hespeler, born Ireland son of James and Catherine married 11 Mar 1863 to Hannah Parker aged 16 res Puslinch born Puslinch daughter of Alex and Mary A.

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

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1827 - , Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1908 - 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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