Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Ebbage, Thomas
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 2 Sep 1915, p. 2, column 1

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The death occurred last Friday morning of an esteemed citizen, Thomas Ebbage, who was perhaps a resident within the limits of Acton longer than any other person here. Mr. Ebbage was born in Quebec and came to Acton with his father, the late Capt. Ebbage, in 1844, seventy-one years ago. When a lad he lived in the home now occupied by Dr. H. A. Coxe on Main Street. In 1859 he married Ann Ebbage, daughter of the late William Overton, whose blacksmithing business will be remembered by old residents as occupying a site on Main Street on the property now owned by N. F. Moore. Twelve sons and daughters blessed the union, of whom nine survive, and also their mother, who has enjoyed fairly good health up to a ripe old age. Mr. Ebbage was a pump maker of renown and for more than half a century his pumps haver been in demand through out a wide section. He also operated a planing mill. During his lifetime he was frequently the son of misfortunes in the way of fires and accidents, but he never despaired and with commendible cheerfulness always commenced again with vigor to restore his lost fortunes. He was a godly man of honest, upright character and enjoyed the confidence of the community. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church from the days of his early manhood. A tedious illness covering a period of twelve years preceded his death. While in Guelph Hospital ten years ago he lay at the point of death for several weeks, but his strong and vigorous constitution enabled him regain a measure of health, but the inroads of his ailment gradually reduced his strength. For the past year he was confined to his bed. Mrs. Ebbage and his daughter, Clara, were constantly at his bedside and their loving ministrations gave him both comfort and satisfaction. The funeral on Tuesday afternoon was conducted by his pastor, Rev. H. W. Avison, M.A., B.D. The following long time friends bore the remains to Fairview Cemetery: John Kenney, John C. Nelson, Joseph Holman, William Walker, King Cooper and H. P. Moore.

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Ebbage, Thomas