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Michael Knox
Male Cal 1792 - 1878


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  • Birth  CALC 30 Apr 1792  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Labourer 
    Religion  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of Scotland 
    House of Industry and Refuge  22 Jun 1869  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Inmate of Poor House 
    Residence  1871  House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-159211 
    Died  11 Sep 1878  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: old age 
    Buried  House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I159211  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Family  Catharine,   b. 1796, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1862, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F39818  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • About 1820, Mr. John Telfer was specially sent to Scotland to induce intending Canadian emigrants to settle in Dumfries. This gentleman, in conjunction with Michael Knox, for at least thirty years one of the " characters" of Galt had entered the Hudson Bay Company's services some years before. (Having no friends to take care of him, old Knox was removed to the Waterloo County Poor House, in 1869. His iron constitution enabled him to survive till the 11th September, 1878. He was in his 87th year. Many amusing stories of Michael were long current, and the following one has the merit of being well authenticated : - His wife kept house for Dr. Miller, before the latter was married. One day Michael, who was much given to drinking, told the Doctor there was something in his throat, and asked him to look into it. He accordingly opened his mouth, and the Doctor, after examining it, said, "I don't see anything, Michael." "Well, it is very odd you see nothing," replied the old wag, "for a hundred acres of land and and a yoke of oxen went down there!"1a

      1aReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, pg 41-2

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      At the Poorhouse, Berlin, on the 11th inst., Michael Knox, formerly of Galt, aged 86 years, 4 months and 11 days. Has been an inmate of the House since the 22nd June 1869.

      Galt Reporter Sep 13 1878 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 1.

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.35.

    3. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 51.

    4. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener.
      Michael Knox Died: 11 Sep 1878 Age 85 Cause: old age Tier 3 Grave 8

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - CALC 30 Apr 1792 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 22 Jun 1869 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Inmate of Poor House - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - House of Industry and Refuge, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 11 Sep 1878 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - House of Industry and Refuge Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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