Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough

ID # 902, (1853-1922)
FatherDaniel Buckberrough (1827-1906)
MotherEliza Taylor (1819-1898)
BirthElizabeth Delight Buckberrough was born on 13 August 1853 at Preston, Ontario. 
MarriageShe married Jakob Bachman Fellman on 6 November 1878 at Waterloo, Ontario; The marriage information initially came from the Berlin Journal of November 7, 1878. They were married in Waterloo by the 'Hon. Williams' of Berlin. The article records her name as Delight Buckborough.

The marriage registration is a little more informative. 010966-78. The groom is Jacob B. Fellman, age 30, of Berlin. His place of birth was Waterloo. He was a batchelor and is said to be a merchant. His parents are Samuel and Christina Fellman. The bride is Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough (as spelled), age 25, of Waterloo. Her place of birth is said to be Preston. Her parents are shown as Daniel and Elizabeth Buckberrough. The witnesses are Ezra Fellman and Annie Taylor, apparently both of Waterloo. The place of marriage was Waterloo. The date of the marriage is shown as 6th November 1878. His religious affiliation is said to be 'none'; hers is said to be Methodist. The minister was Rev. R.W. Williams. The marriage was performed by license.

Clerks' handwriting on the various registrations is frequently sloppy and illegible. The clerk in this case is not named, but the handwriting is immaculate. 
MarriageShe married Richard Hobbs on 7 October 1890 at Berlin, Ontario; 012155-90 Berlin, Waterloo Co. 7 Oct. 1890. Richard Hobbs, 37, clergyman, widower, residing Tillsonburg, born England, parents James Hobbs and Mary Saunders. Elizabeth Delight Fellman, 37, widow, residing Berlin, born Canada. Parents Daniel Buckberrough and Eliza Taylor. Witnesses Helen Buckberrough, Waterloo, and F.C. Howell, Berlin. Both bride and groom were Methodists. Clergyman Rev. J. E. Howell. 
DeathShe died on 18 January 1922 at Toronto, York Co., Ontario, at age 68. 
BurialShe was buried on 21 January 1922 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Waterloo, Ontario, Section H. 
NoteInformation for Jacob and Delight's death years comes from a transcription of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Kitchener.

Death Reg. for Delight: 001287-22 Toronto, York Co. January 18, 1922.Hobbs, Elizabeth Delight, 71 Regal Rd., 68 yrs., 4 mos. Born Troy, Ontario, August 13, 1853. Father Daniel Buckborrough, born Troy, Ontario, mother Eliza Taylor, born Ontario. Informant Dr. Snell, relation daughter (?), 71 Regal Rd.

Delight's death registration places her birth in Troy. The registration for her marriage to Jacob Fellman places her birth in Preston. Since this is information that she would have given, Preston is likely correct.


Richard is buried in Section A of Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls, plot 0099. His son William died in 1915 at age 35 and is buried in this plot. An infant son is buried here as well. Also buried here is Richard's first wife, Lida Bowman. She died of consumption in Tillsonburg, Oxford County, 14 September, 1889. Donald McKenzie's work, Obituaries from the Christian Guardian, Vol. 10, 1884-1890, Global Heritage Press, 2011, notes that Lida was born at Blair in Waterloo County and raised a Mennonite.

There is a conflict in the available burial information. Niagara Falls cemeteries' website has a photo of one side of the gravestone. It shows two children, one being Charles Lavell Hobbs, death date March 29, 1889. He is identified as being in Fairview Cemetery. William Dalton's ledger has the child buried in Drummond Hill Cemetery on April 1st. It isn't always certain that Dalton was burying someone in Drummond Hill, but Dalton mentions that the child was buried in a grave that was owned by the Morse family with one member of the family already buried there. Dalton commented that the place of burial was courtesy of Mrs. Morse. Clearly, he is refering to Drummond Hill Cemetery in this situation.

The obituary from the Christian Guardian has Lida buried at Drummondville Cemetery. This should be Drummond Hill. She is stated to be buried beside her child. Dalton's ledger makes no mention of this, however, and Dalton was careful with his records.

It's a guess, but, trusting Dalton's thoroughness, the child is in fact buried in Drummond Hill and, since the Drummond Hill gravesite was actually for the Morse family, Lida was buried in Fairview which had been established only a few years previous. The child's name, evidently Charles Lavell Hobbs, is inscribed on the stone in Fairview. We may mention that the burial for Charles Lavell Hobbs on April 1st, 1889, according to Dalton, was conducted by Rev. Charles Lavell, per Dalton's ledger.

That said, the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has a transcription of Fairview Cemetery, Old Sections A, B, and C. This was published in 2005. Page 6 has a transcription of the Hobbs stone which records the following:

Charles Lavell died Mar 29, 1889, age 16 months.
George Douglas died Apr 18, 1890, in his 7th year.
William J. died Dec. 3, 1915
Rev. Richard died March 7, 1915 (?)
Lida Bowman, wife of Rev. R., died Sept. 14, 1889.

The year of death for Richard Hobbs, 1915 as shown, is likely a mistranscription. Documentably, he died in 1916. 

Children of Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough and Jakob Bachman Fellman

Child of Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough and Richard Hobbs

Last Edited24 Aug 2016