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Gavin Hume
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  • Birth  18 Oct 1818  Irvine, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    merchant 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Hardware & Grocer 
    Jug bearing the name Gavin Hume
    Jug bearing the name Gavin Hume
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    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Free Church 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Hardware and Grocery 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presbyterian 
    Business  1877  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dumfries Mills 
    Dumfries Mill advert 1877
    Dumfries Mill advert 1877
    Occupation  1877  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    store keeper 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Merchant 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-103903 
    Died  10 Sep 1895  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Cause: old age 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I103903  Generations
    Last Modified  7 May 2018 

    Father  Alexander Hume,   b. Abt 1790, Of, Irvine, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary Elizabeth Hamilton,   b. CALC 14 Feb 1795, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1883, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F16869  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann Inglis,   b. 24 Mar 1831, Hawick, Roxburghshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1905 
    Children 
     1. Stem (?) Hume,   b. 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Annie Hume,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marg Hume,   b. 1854, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alexander Hume,   b. 1855, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1928
     5. Mary Hume,   b. 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Hume,   b. 1859, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Catherine Hume,   b. 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1912
     8. Jane Hume,   b. 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. James Hume,   b. 9 Oct 1866, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Janet Hume,   b. 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Nettie Hume,   b. 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. John Hume,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Margaret Hamilton Hume,   b. 20 May 1871, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Margaret Hume,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Guy Hume,   b. 1874, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     16. Gavin George Hume,   b. 30 Apr 1874, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     17. Rowena Grace Douglas Hume,   b. 14 Jan 1877, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     18. Rowena Hume,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F18749  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • MR. GAVIN HUME was a man of business. He, in his early years, enjoyed a godly training. He was full of the traditions of the celebrated Rev. William Anderson, of Glasgow, who had been his father s minister. Of him he delighted to talk. He was careful in the ordering of his own house, so that all his family became active, intelligent, devoted workers in the church. He himself was, from the time he became a member till near his death, treasurer of the congregation, and in that capacity he was painstaking and Central Presbyterian Church, Galt faithful. Elsewhere in this book we have put on record the resolution of the Managers expres sing their appreciation of his valuable services

      This year Mr. Gavin Hume, who had long held an important official position in the church as its Treasurer, died, and the Managers, in their report, make this entry : " In the death of Mr. Gavin Hume your Managers have lost one of their oldest members, who served the congregation for many years as Treasurer, and took an active part in the affairs of the church

      Ebenezer A History of the Central Presbyterian Church in Galt with brief sketches of some its members who have passon on to the other side pg 35, 155

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      BUSINESS MEN IN TROUBLE.

      TORONTO. Aug. 13.- The failure of Gavin Hume, Miller & Co., dealers in hardware and groceries at Galt. is announced. Mr. Hume has been doing business in Galt for the last 25 years. and was generally supposed to be on a sound financial footing. His liabilities amount to something like $70,000, and his nominal surplus reaches only a few hundred dollars. The immediate cause of failure was the pressure brought to bear by a Glasgow firm who hold a mortgage against his mill and property. The Bank of Commerce is an extensive creditor, but is understood to be secured. The Merchants' Bank is also a creditor for a less amount. Several wholesale firms in this city are deeply interested. A meeting or the creditors was held on the 7th inst, but no arrangement was come to, and the meeting adjourned for two weeks.

      Published: August 14 1884 Copyright © The New York Times

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      Gavin Hume, described as one of Galt's most successful businessmen, was born in Irving, Ayrshire, Scotland on October 18, 1818. He came to Galt in 1848 and soon found employment in the hardware business of Bob Gillespie. He later also worked with Peter Cook. In 1851 Mr. Hume purchased a grocery store on the west bank of the Grand River, formerly owned by Richard Irwin. In 1856 he built an adjoining hardware store and operated the two stores until 1893 when he sold the grocery store to McPherson and Shiel. He sold the hardware store to J. R. Clunis in 1894. Mr. Hume was also the proprietor for a number of years in the Dumfries Mills. He was a member of Galt's town council in 1858-1859, 1861-1866, serving a deputy reeve in 1864 and 1866.

      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, City of Cambridge Archives, 1998

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      DEATH OF MR. HUME

      Another Old Resident of Galt Crosses the Border

      The death of Mr. Gavin Hume, another of the many old residents of Galt, who have been recently called away, took place at the family residence, Blenheim Road, at six o'clock, Tuesday evening. The deceased had been in poor health for the past couple of years. He sustained a severe fall a year ago last Christmas, breaking his wrist. During the past three months, Mr. Flume has suffered from a complication of diseases and of late had been very low. Although his demise was expected, still the tidings of his departure will come in the nature of a surprise to his many old friends, in Galt, who were not prepared to hear the worst. The deceased gentleman was in the77th year of his age and was born in Irving, Ayrshire, Scotland, in the year 1818. He came of a large family and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Hume. Four sisters, two of whom reside in Galt and two brothers, residing in the States. survive him. The Subject of this sketch, when about thirty years of age, came with his parents to Galt, where they took up their permanent residence. Deceased's father died about eighteen years ago and the mother passed away, a few years subsequently. The late Mr Hume first engaged as clerk in a grocery store. He, after working in this line for a few years, embarked in business for himself, occupying the store lately tenanted by McPherson Bros., grocers and the store adjoining, now that of J. R. Clunis. The latter addition Mr. Hume built. Deceased who was for nearly fifty years a respected and widely known resident of Galt, was known throughout Waterloo County as one of its oldest hardware merchants, he being in business in the same stand for over forty years, Mr. J. R. Clunis purchasing the stock a few months ago, failing health compelling Mr. Hume to retire. In religion he was a Presbyterian, being a member of the C. P. church, of which he was treasurer for a number of years, being succeeded some time ago by Mr. Alfred Taylor. In politics, the late Mr. Hume was a staunch Liberal and always took an active part in every political campaign, fearlessly upholding the principles of his party and supporting its candidate in many a hard, but well fought fight. For years he was a director of the Gore Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was also in the town council for a number of years toward the end of the fifties and at the beginning of the sixties. Among the members of the council board in those days, was Mr. Thos. Fields, the present Division Court Clerk. Mr. Hume, it may be mentioned, first worked for the late Peter Cook, hardware dealer and on entering into business for himself, bought out H. H. Date, now of Montreal. He conducted both the hardware and grocery business for many years, only selling out the latter to Messrs.; McPherson & Shiel, a couple of years ago. The late Mr. Hume also ran the Dumfries Flour Mills for some years, succeeding Mr. Stewart, away back in the seventies. Deceased, as mentioned elsewhere, was treasurer for the C. P. church, a position he held for 23 years, occupying a similar position in the old Knox church and in the old Melville church.The deceased made many friends in his business and social relations and was the father, of a large family. He leaves a widow, two sons, Alexander and Guy, both of Galt, besides several daughters, all of whom will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad loss. The funeral will take place from the family residence this afternoon, at 4.30 o'clock, to Mount View cemetery. The obsequies will, no doubt, be largely attended.

      The Weekly Reformer 12 Sep 1895 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 90.

    2. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Gavin Hume / born at Irvine Scotland / Oct.18,1818-died Sept.10,1895 / Ann Inglis his wife / born at Hawick Scotland / March 24,1831-died Dec 11,1905 / James their son / died May 9,1868 / Catherine their daughter / died February 2,1912 / Jean their daughter / died August 1 1913 / Alexander Hume died / Nov.16,1928 / Hume

    3. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 12.
      Garvin HUME Merchant Scotland Presbyterian 34
      Mary HUME Scotland Presbyterian 19
      John HUME Clerk Scotland Presbyterian 22
      James MCFAGIN? Clerk Upper Canada Presbyterian 15
      James BURNETT Clerk Upper Canada Presbyterian 17 not a member of the family
      Mary HUME Spinster Scotland Presbyterian 54 not a member of the family Res:Beverley

    4. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 31.

    5. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 52.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 64.

    7. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 12.

    8. [S512] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Central Presbyterian.
      Rowena Grace Douglas HUME born 14 Jan 1877 Galt Parents Gavin HUME & Ann INGLIS baptized 01 Jul 1886 Occupation: Storekeeper

    9. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate..
      Gavin Hume Gender: Male Age: 77 Birth Date: abt 1818 Birth Place: Scotland Death Date: 10 Sep 1895 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Old Age #017863

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Oct 1818 - Irvine, , Ayr, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware & Grocer - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware and Grocery - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Dumfries Mills - 1877 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - store keeper - 1877 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 10 Sep 1895 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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