Theresa Vansickle

ID # 625, (1867-1930)
FatherJohn Vansickle (1846-1907)
MotherEliza Misener (1843-)
BirthTheresa Vansickle was born on 7 February 1867 at Troy, Ontario. 
MarriageShe married William M. Babcock, son of John Babcock and Hannah Medows, on 24 May 1890 at Galt, Ontario.

Source: Marriage 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.
 
DeathShe died on 20 May 1930 at age 63. 
BurialShe was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Waterloo County. 
NoteTheresa appears in the 1881 census with the family.

The family was in Galt at the time of the 1901 census. The names of the children and birth dates are taken from this census.

In the 1911 census, Theresa is still in Galt. She is shown as a widow and has two children born after the 1901 census.

At some point, after the 1911 census, but before the 1921 census, Theresa married William Kight. The 1921 shows them on Spruce Street. William's father is with them, but also several of Theresa's children.

Death reg. 035382-30 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Theresa Kight died May 20, 1930. Residence and place of death 117 Spruce Street, Galt. Married. Born Troy. Date of birth February. Age 58. At place of death 37(?) years. Parents John Van Sickle and ...Misener. Informant Wm. Kight, 117 Spruce, husband. Burial May 22, 1930, Galt. 

Children of Theresa Vansickle and William M. Babcock

Last Edited7 Mar 2016