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Francis Sobraro
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1820
Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
Death: Oct. 9, 1905
Windsor
Ontario, Canada

Alternate Surname: SOBRERO or Soubrero

S/O Jean Baptiste & Josette (LaLonde)Sobraro

The Evening News
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich and ONT.
Thursday Afternoon October 12, 1905

Death of Old Resident
Francis Sobraro Passes Away at Windsor, ONT.

Was an ex-sheriff of Chippewa County and at one time a Large Real Estate Owner

Francis Sobraro, formerly a resident of Sault Ste. Marie, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Pratt, in Windsor. Death was due to senile decay.

About four years ago, Mr. Sobraro left the Soo and made his home in Windsor. In the early days of the county, he served several terms as sheriff and is remembered as a man of sterling character. He was the father of Mrs. Peter Launderville, of Portage avenue. Mrs. Esther Peacock and Mrs. Maria Vernon of Chicago are also daughters. He was 87 years of age.

Mr. Sobraro was born in Winnipeg, but when a boy came to the United States. He served in the civil war in Company G, First Regiment, United States Lancers. During the course of strife, he served in many hard fought battles. The coat he wore when mustered out of the service was preserved in later years, and at his request, it went with him to the grave.

While a resident of this city he handled large amounts of real estate and was recognized as one of the leading business men of his day. Much of the valuable property in the down town district was at one time owned by Mr. Sobraro.



Old Winnipegger Dead

Windsor, Ont. Oct 10 - Frank Sobraro, aged 87, one of the largest property holders at the "Soo" is dead here of old age and complications. He was born in Winnipeg, but moved to Sault Ste Marie when a child.

Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wednesday October 11, 1905 page 1

Note: U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

Name: Francis Sobraro
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment Name: 1 U.S. Lancers, Michigan Cav.
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry
COMPANY: G
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M545 roll 39 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Adelaide Sauve-Laplant Sobraro (1799 - 1851)
  Catherine Bodie Sobraro (1829 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Adelaide Sobraro Launderville (1837 - 1917)*
  Eleanor Sobraro Pratt (1844 - 1918)*
  Esther J Sobraro Peacock (1848 - 1928)*
  Maria Sobraro Vernon (1849 - 1932)*
  Francis Sobraro (1854 - 1929)*
  Marie Catherine Sobraro Gabriel (1855 - 1895)*
  John Baptist Sobraro (1856 - 1927)*
  Henry Russell Sobraro (1858 - 1907)*
  George Byron Sobraro (1860 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Alphonsus Roman Catholic Cemetery
Windsor
Essex County
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: Jerry
Record added: Aug 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20723202
Francis Sobraro
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