Eliza Wait

ID # 37, (1842-1927)
FatherSamuel Wait (1798-1866)
MotherTeressa M. Coleman (1802-1894)
BirthEliza Wait was born on 27 February 1842 at South Dumfries Twp, Brant County, Ontario. 
MarriageShe married John Hyndman, son of Robert Hyndman and (--?--) Margaret, on 17 May 1864 at Berlin, Ontario; MS248 reel 16 Vol 76, page 14
Waterloo County
John Hyndman, 31, born Ireland, residing Berlin. Parents Robt and Margt Hyndman.
Eliza Wait, 21, born Canada W., residing Berlin. Parents Sam'l and Theresa Wait.
Witnesses Josias Green, Hamilton, and Phedora Wait, Berlin.
On May 17, 1864.
By William Savage, Wesleyan Methodist Church. 
MarriageShe married William Francis Chapman in 1876; A marriage registration for Eliza Wait Hyndman and William Francis Chapman has not been found. A marriage year of 1876 is very approximate. 
DeathShe died on 10 June 1927 at Toronto at age 85. 
BurialShe was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 
NoteThe year of Marriage to William Chapman is approximate and entered to correctly order Eliza's husband in this history.

Eliza's death date is based on her death registration (004132-24) found at the Archives of Ontario. The death date of her second husband William F. Chapman is likewise based on his death registration. Eliza's death registration gives her birth place as Brant County. I have made it South Dumfries Township, given the logic of the location of family at the time.

One note about Eliza's death registration is that the informant is shown as her daughter, Margaret Chapman. This was an error on the part of the recorder of the information. Margaret's surname was Hyndman, for she was the daughter of John Hyndman, Eliza's first husband. Margaret is recorded in the Toronto City Directories of the era as a Hyndman and as living at the same address as Eliza and William Chapman.

Today I found the Chapman stone at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. The date of William's birth is based on the inscription on the stone. Also, William and Eliza's son is on the stone, though he is stated on the Mt. Pleasant stone to be buried in St. George. The same applies to his half sister Effie Melissa Hyndman.

The Chapmans were living in Waterloo, Ontario, at the time of the 1881 census. By the time of the 1901 census, they were living in Toronto. In 1881 William was a teacher; in 1901 he is a school inspector. 

Children of Eliza Wait and John Hyndman

Child of Eliza Wait and William Francis Chapman

Last Edited27 Jul 2016