William M. Babcock

ID # 770, (1864-1906)
FatherJohn Babcock
MotherHannah Medows
BirthWilliam M. Babcock was born on 18 September 1864 at Sheffield, Ontario. 
MarriageHe married Theresa Vansickle, daughter of John Vansickle and Eliza Misener, on 24 May 1890 at Galt, Ontario; Mrge reg. 012391-90 Galt, Waterloo Co.
William M. Babcock, 24, bachelor, farmer, Methodist. Born Sheffield, residing Troy. Parents John and Hannah Babcock.
Theresa L. Vansickle, 24, spinster, born and residing Troy, Methodist. Parents John and Eliza 'Babcock'.
Witnesses John and Hannah Babcock of Galt.
On 24th May, 1890, at Galt. The officiant's surname was Beattie. The initial could be almost anything.

As written, both William and Teresa are shown as age 24. His parents are shown as John and Hannah Babcock. He was said to be born in Sheffield, but both are shown as resident in Troy. The registration shows her parents as John and Eliza Babcock. The first names are correct, but Babcock is a clerical error. The witnesses appear to have been his parents.

The penmanship of the clerk at Galt included sweeping flouishes and at first glance appears artistic, but closer examination shows it to be often indecipherable. Beyond that, just who the marriage 'officiant' may have been, the largest Methodist Church was, at the time, Ainslie Street Methodist, and the name Beattie does not appear on the historical roster. It's possible that he wasn't a clergyman. 
DeathHe died on 3 November 1906 at Galt at age 42. 
BurialHe was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Ontario. 
NoteAt the time of his marriage, M. Babcock resided at Troy, Ontario.

Death reg. 029672-06 Galt, Waterloo Co.
William Babcock died November 3, 1906. Age 40, teamster, married. Residence Market Street. Born Canada. Cause of death pernicious anaemia, 4 months. Methodist. Physician as well as informant H. L. MacKendrick, M.D. 

Children of William M. Babcock and Theresa Vansickle

Last Edited7 Mar 2016