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George Joseph Jaffray[1]
Male 1838 - 1895


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  • Birth  21 Oct 1838  Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Episcopalian 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Printer 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Church of England 
    Residence  1866  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Printer 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Journalist 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    News Paper Publisher 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-102101 
    Died  5 Sep 1895  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID  I102101  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Peter Jaffray,   b. 1800, , Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ann Gittins,   b. 1804, Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1873, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F23820  Group Sheet

    Father  Jaffray 
    Family ID  F254414  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jane Kippen Nairn,   b. 7 Aug 1847, Goderich, Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Julia Kippen Jaffray,   b. 21 May 1878, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harry Jaffray,   b. 1879, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mabel Kate Jaffray,   b. 17 Jul 1882, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jennie L. Jaffray,   b. 10 Nov 1884, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F16285  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ellen Burke,   b. 1837, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  14 May 1866  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Arthur George Jaffray,   b. 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1889, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F41298  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Jane Nairn,   b. 1849, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Julia Jaffray,   b. 1878, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harry Jaffray,   b. 1880, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mable Jaffray,   b. 1884, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jennie Jaffray,   b. 1885, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F254413  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jaffray, Bros. , printers and proprietors of the Galt Reporter. The brothers are natives of England and were born there Richard in 1832, and George in 1838. Have been residents of Galt since 1844. Mr. R. Jaffray has held the office of Reeve.1a

      1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      GEORGE J. JAFFRAY 1838-1895

      Married: 1. Ellen Burke - 2. Jane (Jennie) Nairn - 1877
      George Joseph Jaffray was born in Shewsbury, Shropshire, England on October 21, 1838, the youngest son of Peter Jaffray, the founder of the Galt Reporter, now the Cambridge Reporter. He emigrated from England with his family in 1844, arriving in New York in May. The family then proceeded toward the Goderich area with the intention of operating a farm. They were passing through Galt when Mr. Jaffray's father, Peter, noticed that the Dumfries Courier was seeking a printer. It was not long before he decided to forego the farming adventure and took the job at the Courier and settled in Galt. This led to the founding of the Galt Reporter by Peter Jaffray in 1846. Peter Jaffray died in 1864, leaving the operation of the paper to George Jaffray and his brothers Henry Jaffray, William Jaffray and Richard Jaffray. The brothers formed the firm of the Jaffray Bros. to publish the paper and to do contract print work. George Jaffray served as the business manager for the paper and is credited with placing the paper on a sound business footing. Following the deaths of two of his brothers, Henry and William, and the withdrawal of the third brother, Richard, from the partnership in 1889, George Jaffray took over sole control of the paper acting as the editor as well as the business manager. He retained both positions until ill health caused him to relinquish his posts on August 12, 1895. In addition to operating the Reporter, Mr. Jaffray was a member of the Galt Public School Board in 1888 and 1889, was the auditor for a number of years of both the Town of Galt and the Ontario Mutual Life Co. of Waterloo. He also served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Imperial Hotel Co. and as the Secretary of the Conservative Association of South Waterloo. He was a member of the Galt Board of Trade as well as a shareholder in the Galt, Preston and Hespeler Street Railway Company. Mr. Jaffray died on September 6, 1895 and is buried in Trinity Anglican Cemetery.2a

      2aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Nov 1889.
      Nov. 2, 1889 Arthur George Jaffray, son of George J. Jaffray, died in Galt at age of 22 years.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 96.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 68.

    4. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.40.

    5. [S1114] Book - Cambridge Mosaic, An Inquiry into Who's Who in the History of Cambridge, Profile of George J. Jaffray.

    6. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 30.

    7. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 140.

    8. [S55] Vit - ON, Wellington - Wellington County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Ellen Burke Birth Place: Ireland Residence: Arthur Township Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1838 Spouse Name: George Jeffrey Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse Birth Place: Ireland Spouse residence: Galt Marriage Date: 14 May 1866 Marriage Location: Guelph Marriage County: Wellington [age of George and his birthplace is recorded incorrectly]

    9. [S184] Funeral Card - - Funeral Card Notices of Waterloo County from 1851 to 1980.
      Died, In Galt, on Thursday evening, Sept. 5th, at 10 minutes past 9 o'clock, George J. Jaffray, Aged 56 years and 11 months. Funeral, To-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from his late residence, East Main Street, to Trinity Church Cemetery. Galt, Sept. 6th, 1895.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Oct 1838 - Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Episcopalian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1866 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Journalist - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - News Paper Publisher - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Sep 1895 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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