Margaret Agnes Sheets
(1837-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ephraim Poapst

Margaret Agnes Sheets 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 28 Oct 1837, Sheik's Island, Cornwall Twp, Stormont (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada
  • Marriage (1): Ephraim Poapst on 2 Feb 1859 in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Canada West (Ontario), Canada 1
  • Died: 21 May 1921, Northfield Station, Lunenburg (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada at age 83
  • Buried: Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada

   Another name for Margaret was Margaret Sheetz.

  Research Notes:

Obituary (from http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onstormo/research-obits2.html):

POAPST, Margaret Agnes (Sheets)
The Freeholder, Cornwall, ON, 2 Jun 1921
Submitted by Marg McFarlane
Northfield Station
Mrs. Ephraim Poapst
It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Ephraim Poapst, which occurred at her home at Northfield Station on May 21, 1921. The deceased, who was in her 84th year, had been a resident of the Eighth Line for 62 years, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Mrs. Poapst was born on Sheik's Island, her maiden name being Margaret Agnes Sheets, daughter of the late Jacob Sheets. She leaves to mourn her loss five daughters and two sons. - Mrs. A. Rombough, Cornwall; Mrs. C. R. Gailfus, Modesto, California; Mrs. W. H. Bush of North Lunenburg; Mrs. G. Widmeyer, Rollo, North Dakota; Mrs. W. Salmon, Morrisburg; Elias Poapst, Tomkins, Saskatchewan; and Hiram Poapst, Northfield Station; also 32 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place from the residence of the deceased to the North Lunenburg Presbyterian Church on May 22, 1921, Rev. W. W. Conrad officiating. Many of those who had known and esteemed the deceased joined in paying a last tribute of respect. The pallbearers were six of her grandsons, - A. J. Rombough, Montreal; W. L. Rombough, Cornwall; J. S. Salmon, Morrisburg; R. C. Bush and W. N. Bush, North Lunenburg; G. A. Poapst, Northfield Station. Among relatives present from a distance were Misses Ida and Minnie Sheets, Montreal; Mr. & Mrs. R. K. Sampson and J. H. Sampson, Ottawa; Mrs. F. Mattice, C. Forrester, Sr., and Charles Forrester of Moulinette; Mr. & Mrs. Howard Poapst and son Harold, Mr. & Mrs. C. Meek, Osnabruck Centre; Mr. & Mrs. A. Shaver, Miss Bessie and Roy Shaver, Grantley; Mrs. S. Salmon of Morrisburg. Beautiful flowers were placed in the church and on the casket by friends and relatives.

  Death Notes:

At least one source has her death date as 21 May 1921.

Obituary from The Freeholder, Cornwall Ontario, 2 June 1921 (as transcribed in FindAGrave.com):

Northfield Station
Mrs. Ephraim Poapst
It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Ephraim Poapst, which occurred at her home at Northfield Station on May 21, 1921. The deceased, who was in her 84th year, had been a resident of the Eighth Line for 62 years, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Mrs. Poapst was born on Sheik's Island, her maiden name being Margaret Agnes Sheets, daughter of the late Jacob Sheets. She leaves to mourn her loss five daughters and two sons. - Mrs. A. Rombough, Cornwall; Mrs. C. R. Gailfus, Modesto, California; Mrs. W. H. Bush of North Lunenburg; Mrs. G. Widmeyer, Rollo, North Dakota; Mrs. W. Salmon, Morrisburg; Elias Poapst, Tomkins, Saskatchewan; and Hiram Poapst, Northfield Station; also 32 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place from the residence of the deceased to the North Lunenburg Presbyterian Church on May 22, 1921, Rev. W. W. Conrad officiating. Many of those who had known and esteemed the deceased joined in paying a last tribute of respect. The pallbearers were six of her grandsons, - A. J. Rombough, Montreal; W. L. Rombough, Cornwall; J. S. Salmon, Morrisburg; R. C. Bush and W. N. Bush, North Lunenburg; G. A. Poapst, Northfield Station. Among relatives present from a distance were Misses Ida and Minnie Sheets, Montreal; Mr. & Mrs. R. K. Sampson and J. H. Sampson, Ottawa; Mrs. F. Mattice, C. Forrester, Sr., and Charles Forrester of Moulinette; Mr. & Mrs. Howard Poapst and son Harold, Mr. & Mrs. C. Meek, Osnabruck Centre; Mr. & Mrs. A. Shaver, Miss Bessie and Roy Shaver, Grantley; Mrs. S. Salmon of Morrisburg. Beautiful flowers were placed in the church and on the casket by friends and relatives.


Margaret married Ephraim Poapst, son of John Frederick Poapst and Margaret Wood, on 2 Feb 1859 in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.1 (Ephraim Poapst was born on 16 Aug 1835 in Osnabruck Twp, Stormont, Eastern District (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada, died in 1919 in Cornwall Twp, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada 6 and was buried <14 Feb 1920> in Memorial Hill Cemetery, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada 1.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9H6R-WJJ (J Poaps).

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2591631&id=I530974375 (Rosemary Benson).

3 Benson, Rosemary, Our Combined Families (Online family tree hosted by Ancestry.com.), http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2591631&id=I530974375.

4 <Poaps, Richard A. "Sam">, Papst and Smiley Family History (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/FamilyTree.htm), http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poaps/FamilyTree.htm.

5 Canadian GenWeb (Hosted by Rootsweb, an Ancestry.com community), http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onstormo/research-obits2.html. The Freeholder, Cornwall, ON - 2 June 1921
Submitted by Marg McFarlane.

6 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 181795367.


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