NameElizabeth Augusta Tewsley 85, 965
Birth Date31 Jul 182581
Birth PlaceWonersh, Surrey, England
Death Date12 Mar 189595,96 Age: 69
Death PlaceWelland, Ontario
Death MemoStroke
Burial Date18 Mar 1895
Burial PlaceFonthill Cemetery, Fonthill, Ontario Plot 238
FatherJohn Tewsley , 957 (1804-1871)
MotherHannah Wakeford , 958 (1800-1844)
Birth Date15 Jun 181598
Birth PlacePerthshire, Scotland
Death Date6 Jun 189795,99 Age: 81
Death PlaceWelland, Ontario, Canada
Death MemoStroke
Burial Date8 Jun 1897
Burial PlaceFonthill Cemetery, Fonthill, Ontario Plot 238
Family ID372
Marr Date26 Sep 1842100
Marr PlaceThorold, Ontario, Canada
Notes for Elizabeth Augusta Tewsley
Welland Tribune - Fri Mar 15, 1894 - pg 4

Elizabeth Augusta, wife of Mr. George Sidey and mother of the Messrs. Sidey of the Tribune died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. J. B. Stephens, West Main St., Welland at 4:00 p.m. on Friday last in her 70th year. Deceased was first stricken with paralysis on May 24, 1893, and has been a great sufferer ever since. On Tuesday of last week, the finally and fatal stroke came, the patient lingering on until Friday afternoon when peaceful sleep gave sweet relief from the long suffering.

Mrs. Sidey was the daughter of the late John Tewsley, well-known as a miller in Thorold, St. John and Effingham from 40 to 50 years ago. She was born at Guildford, in beautiful Surrey near the great city of London, England on 31 July 1825 and came with her parents to this country when a child. This was before the age of steam, the trip being made by sailing vessel to New York, thence by Erie Canal boat to Buffalo and by packet from Buffalo to Chippewa which was then a flourishing place. In 1842 she was married to George Sidey, who still survives. Three sons and two daughters are also left to mourn - John J., Samuel J., Herbert C and Hattie E. Sidey and Mrs. J. B. Stephens. The funeral took place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Rev Mr. McGuaig of the Presbyterian Church conducted the service at the house. Interment at Fonthill Cemetery.
Notes for George (Spouse 1)
Welland Tribune, Fri June 11, 1897 - page 4

George SIDEY was a native of Perthshire, Scotland, born on the 15 June 1815, on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo. His father, James and family came to Canada when George was 8 years of age. After a short stay in Montreal, they came west and settled in Stamford Twp upwards of 70 years ago. During the Rebellion of '37/'38, George Sidey was called out with the Militia and served for a time opposite Navy Island when the followers of McKenzie were expected to make a descent upon the country. Leaving Stamford, he lived at Thorold, St. Catharine's and London, Ont. coming some years ago to live with his children at Welland. His wife, Elizabeth Augusta TEWSLEY predeceased his 2 years ago last March. To them 7 children were born, of whom two died in infancy and 5 survive: 3 sons - J.J. . S. J., and H. C. Sidey of the Welland Tribune; and Mrs. James R. Stephens , Welland and Miss Hattie Sidey of St Catharine.

For onward of 60 years deceased was a member of the Methodist Church; an earnest and devout Christian, he did all that lay in his power to advance the Master's Kingdom. A remarkable feature of his long life was that he was never seriously ill, until the last; never confined to bed a day in his life, until 5 days before his death. Although he had, of late, begun to fail rapidly, ha was up and about every day until Tuesday morning last week, when he sustained a stroke of paralysis, lingering in a semi-conscious state until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday when he quietly passed to that sweet rest of which he had so often dwelt in fond anticipation. Of him, it might truly be said, death hath no sting; the grave no victory. The funeral took place on Tuesday from the residence of his son-in-law Mr. Stephens: interment at Fonthill Cemetery; sons and grandsons acting as pallbearers. In the absence of the Methodist pastor, Rev. Dr. Johnstone and Rev Mr. McGuaig conducted the services and paid an earnest tribute to the Christian character and zeal of the departed brother.
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