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Charles Abbey Bain
Male 1897 - 1962


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  • Birth  13 Feb 1897  Glanford, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Birth  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Interesting Life Story  life story, military, sports 
    Religion  1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Military  1917  [3
    WW1 
    Occupation  John Watson Company, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    worked - John Watson Manfacturing 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-195619 
    Died  21 Feb 1962  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried  24 Feb 1962  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I195619  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Dec 2018 

    Father  William Roadhouse Bain,   b. 19 Apr 1870, Caledonia, Seneca Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1954, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Jane Abbey,   b. 12 Mar 1871, Sebringville, Ellice Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1953, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Apr 1894  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F186919  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jean McGregor,   b. 2 Oct 1906, Harwich Township, Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1992 
    Married  24 Oct 1946  Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F28335  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Clara Jameson Forbes,   b. 13 Jul 1905, Waskada, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1944, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1935  Lucan, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emma Jane Bain,   b. 2 Mar 1937, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1937, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Margaret Bain
    Family ID  F247802  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Charlie and Clara adopted a daughter, Mary (I believe Mary Margaret). She was born in 1941. I knew Mary when I was growing up and I believe that she settled in either the Kingston or Montreal area where she married and had one son who tragically predeceased her.

      Sharron Martin email 2016

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      Charles A. Bain Passes

      The community was deeply grieved on Wednesday last by the death of one of its best-known and most popular residents, Charles A. Bain, who passed away in the K-W Hospital after an illness of several weeks. He was 65 years of age. He was born near Caledonia, a son of the late William R. Bain and Sarah Jane Abbey, and came with the family to Ayr 60 years ago. He learned the blacksmith trade with the late John Anderson in the blacksmith shop in downtown Ayr now operated as Art's Body & Fender. More than 40 years ago he went to the John Watson Mfg. Co. Ltd., where he remained until his untimely demise. He became head of the welding department, a position he held until four years ago when he was transferred to the sales division. His ability as a sales representative was held in high esteem by company officials. During World War I Mr. Bain enlisted with a Royal Canadian Artillery battery from Guelph. In his younger years he was an outstanding hockey player, performing as a defence man for many of the fine Ayr OHA and rural teams down through the years. He was a member of the 1921 Ayr club which had that controversial series with Galt in the ORA play downs, Galt later in the season winning the Provincial championship. He retained his interest in local hockey, and indeed all Ayr sports, during his entire lifetime. He assisted in the operation of several Ayr teams in later years, and took an active part in the campaign to construct the Ayr Community Centre. Mr. Bain later served in various capacities on the Community Centre Board. He was a popular figure in Ayr's social circle, where his native good nature and ready wit meant much to the success of many events. He was a prominent lawn bowler and was affiliated with Ayr Masonic Lodge. Mr. Bain was a valued member and regular attendant of Knox United Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Jean MacGregor; a daughter, Mary, who is a student at Queen's University, Kingston; one sister, Mrs. C. B. Farnham (Minnie) of Hamilton, and two brothers, William of Wingham and Robert of Toronto. He was predeceased by his first wife, Clara Forbes, and a brother, Alex of Montreal.

      The Funeral

      Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at Knox United Church, conducted by Rev. W. J. V. Buchanan. The large attendance bore testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Bain was held in the community. Interment was made in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Warren Vincent, Arthur Underwood, Wallace Gillespie, John Page, Milton Hill and Robert Lovett. On Friday evening members of Ayr Masonic Lodge held a memorial service at the Coutts Funeral Home, Galt.

      The Ayr News Mar 1 1962 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 14.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      : Charles Bain Abbey Date of Birth: 13 Feb 1897 Gender: Male Birth Place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Father's name: William Roadhouse Bain Mother's name: Sarah Jane Abbey

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Charles Abbey Bain Birth Date 13 Feb 1897 Birth Location Ayr, Ontario, Canada Residence Ayr, Ontario, Canada Relative Mrs Abbey Bain Relationship Mother Regiment Number 2611846

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Bain/ In memory of/ Charles A. Bain/ Feb. 13, 1897 - Feb. 21, 1962/ Clara J. Forbes/ beloved wife of Chas. A. Bain/ July 13, 1905 - May 7, 1944/ Emma Jane/ Infant dau./ + [veteran's Poppy]

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Feb 1897 - Glanford, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Oct 1935 - Lucan, MIddlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1946 - Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1962 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Feb 1962 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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