Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Search

Archibald Hunter
Male 1795 - 1880


HomeHome    SearchSearch    PrintPrint    Add BookmarkAdd Bookmark

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Birth  1795  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Blacksmith 
    Religion  1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    U. Presb. 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-132774 
    Died  7 Jan 1880  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: general debility (3 days) 
    Person ID  I132774  Generations
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2017 

    Family 1  ??,   d. 1834, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2962  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Chloe Ann Randall,   b. 1804, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1880, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Dec 1835  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Jennet Hunter,   b. 1834, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Hunter,   b. 1836, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Archibald Hunter,   b. 1838, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Hunter,   b. 1843, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1861, Plattsville, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucretia Hunter,   b. 1845, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F37982  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ARCHIBALD HUNTER 1795-1880

      Archibald Hunter was one of Galt's earliest inhabitants arriving in the settlement prior to 1834. For a number of years he operated a blacksmith shop on Main St., in partnership with William Ferguson, and was a founding member of the Galt Public Library. His name is also associated with a tavern that operated at Hunter's Corners, now the intersection of Dundas St. and Water St. N. Mr. Hunter died in January 1880.1a

      1aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

      ______________________

      The easy-going, genial, oratorical Benn - with his "warmest side of the fire" and the "biggest potato in the pot" who does not remember him? He was a native of the County of Kerry, Ireland, and came to Galt in 1832, as foreman in Mr. James Smith's (a brother of Sidney and Henry Smith) harness and shoe shop. Having walked from Dundas up through Beverly swamp, he put up at a little inn in the neighbourhood of what is now the village of Sheffield. Bright and early the next morning he set out for Galt. Reaching it shortly after sunrise, few of the villagers were astir, and Benn crossed the bridge and was making for Dickson's hill, thinking the bulk of the village must be on the opposite side of the steep, and could not be seen.

      Here he encountered Mr. Archibald Hunter, the village blacksmith, whose smithy stood at the east end of the bridge, a little north of Lutz's drug store. Hunter had sallied out without his cap, to take a breath of the morning air.

      "The top of the morning to you, " said Benn, in that off-hand way for which he was remarkable, and without waiting for an answer to his salutation, followed it up with the question, "How far is it to Galt?"

      Hunter eyed the new comer for a moment, and seeing he was in earnest, replied, " Hoot, toot, man, there's Galt ahint you" Benn's surprise at this unexpected answer may be better imagined than described.1a

      1aReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young

  • Sources 
    1. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    2. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 16182 (1881), Archibald Hunter, accessed 25 Jul 2010..
      Archibald Hunter, d. 7 Jan 1880 North Dumfries, aged 86, b. Scotland, blacksmith, cause: general debility (3 days) informant George Simpson (stepson) North Dumfries

    3. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 34.

    4. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian.
      Archibald HUNTER, married Ann RANDALL. 10 Dec. 1835, Dumfries. Witnesses James KEACHIE and John WARNOCK

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1795 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Dec 1835 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: general debility (3 days) - 7 Jan 1880 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth