MANZER, James Lester
(Abt 1814-1885)
JAMES, Elizabeth Jane
(Abt 1814-1902)
MANZER, John McGregor
RAMSEY, Hannah Springer
MANZER, Wesley Emmerson


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SMITH, Sarah Alberta

MANZER, Wesley Emmerson

  • Born: 29 Nov 1869, West Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada 3
  • Marriage: SMITH, Sarah Alberta on 2 Oct 1900 in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 12 Jul 1934, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada at age 64 4
  • Buried: Jul 1934, Harris Street Cemetery, Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario


Wesley married Sarah Alberta SMITH, daughter of Murray SMITH and Martha MILLER, on 2 Oct 1900 in Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (Sarah Alberta SMITH was born about 1877 in prob. Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.)



1 Woodstock Sentinel Review (3 Oct 1900, Woodstock, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Manzer, Wesley E., and Smith, Sarah Alberta, Marriage appeared in Sentinel Review (Woodstock), 3 Oct 1900, page 3, column 2.

2 Ontario Marriage Index, 1858-1899 (Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Name: Wesley E. Manzer
Age: 29
Residence: Ingersoll
Place of Birth: West Oxford
Marital Status: bachelor
Occupation: agent
Father: John Manzer
Mother: Hannah Ramsey
Spouse Name: Sara Alberta Smith
Age: 21
Residence: Ingersoll
Place of Birth: Anan [sp?]
Marital Status: spinster
Father: Murray Smith
Mother: Martha Miller
Date of Marriage: 2 Oct 1900
Place of Marriage: Oxford County

3 Ontario Canada Births, 1869-1907 (West Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario). Surety: 4. Manzer, Wesley Emerson
Born: 29 Nov 1869
West Oxford, Oxford County, Ontario
Father: John Manzer, laborer
Mother: Hannah S. Ramsay

4 Ingersoll Tribune (Ingersoll, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. EX-MAYOR CALLED BY DEATH The community was saddened on Thursday last by the announcement of the death at an early hour on Thursday morning, July 12th, of Councilor Wesley Emmerson Manzer, a lifelong resident of the Ingersoll district, who for two years served this community as it's chief magistrate. The news of Ex-Mayor Manzer's death came as a distinct shock to his wide circle of friends, many of whom were unaware of the seriousness of his illness. Mr. Manzer had been confined to his home for some weeks past. His condition during that time had fluctuated considerably and the general seriousness of its nature was intimated only by those closer to him. Some 4 years ago he underwent a very serious operation in London, and for days at that time his life was despaired of. Deceased who was in his 65th year, was born in West Oxford [township], and had spent his entire life in and adjacent to Ingersoll. Because of his long term of residence in the district, as well as on account of his many years in public life in Ingersoll, he was very widely known. In the passing of Mr. Manzer, Ingersoll has lost a public spirited resident of the fine quality and traits. He gave most generously of his time and talents to a community where his interests were centred and for which he had a great love. He first served on the municipal council in the years 1911-1912. After an absence from council ranks of some years, he came back again in 1926. During that year as well as in 1927-28, he saw varied types of council service. In 1929, he was chosen for the mayor's chair. He was mayor also in 1930 by acclamation, the year of his first serious illness. He left council work for the year 1931, but was again elected in 1932, continuing in that capacity up to and including the present year. During all these varied terms of council work, he was ready and willing to accept any office within the giving of his colleagues. The amount of labour or time involved in the chairmanship of any committee never caused him to hesitate or to quibble. As a further indication of this, it may be stated that he was chairman of the board of works this year, that being one of the heavy committees of council work. He had held the same chairmanship on previous occasions. Deceased had been engaged in numerous business pursuits. He had farmed for some years. He had also been engaged in a business venture of his own here a number of years ago, and had also given considerable of his time to salesmanship. He had also been active in local real estate matters. He was always ready to pit his chances and his judgement against the future. A number of fine properties in Ingersoll are tributes to his progressive foresight. A member of Trinity United Church, deceased was one of it's most willing servants. He had given generously of his time here also. For some years he was chairman of the property committee. He was also a member of the board of stewards and of the quarterly official board. He had also represented his church at varied church councils and while health permitted was a regular attendant at all church services. Besides the widow, he is survived by two sons and two daughters, as follows: Mrs. James Miller, Ingersoll; Murray, London; Miss Lena[?], and Leo, at home. Two brothers and four sisters also survive in the persons of James and George, Woodstock; Mrs. I. J. Davis, Folden's Corners; Mrs. A. J. Budd, Folden's Corners; Mrs. Arthur Thomas, Zenda; Mrs. W. J. Thomas, Ingersoll. With an exceptionally large following of relatives and friends, and a profusion of floral tributes, the funeral of Councilor Wesley E. Manzer, was held from the family residence, Canterbury St., on Saturday afternoon to the Ingersoll Mausoleum, where entombment took place. Service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Dr. J. George Miller of Trinity United Church and Rev. Don Cameron of the Ingersoll Baptist Church. During the service a solo was given by Rev. Cameron accompanied at the piano by Mrs. W. A. Elliott. Mayor J. M. Wilson and his council attended in a body, as did the Ingersoll Fire Department, with draped equipment. There were representatives of the Ingersoll Public Utilities Commission, the Board of Education and other civic bodies in attendance. P. M. Dewan of Woodstock, MLA elect for Oxford and Alderman James Saunders represented the Woodstock City Council. Representatives of Ingersoll Branch of the Canadian Legion, were also present. Merchants of the town, as an outward sign of respect, closed their places of business and removed displays from the sidewalks from 2 to 4 p.m.. Highway Traffic Officers Jillings and Logan, headed the funeral cortege through the business section of the town. The pallbearers were Major J. M. Wilson, Henry Avery, Woodstock, a former member of the Ingersoll Council; Sheriff William McGee, Woodstock; Ex-Mayor S. E. Brady, Councilor S. L. Shelton and W. J. Tune. The honorary members were: Hon. Donald Sutherland; E. Dodge; ex-Mayor James E. Fergusson; ex-Councilor N. J. Daniel, George Mitchell and James Little.

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