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Adam Wyllie "Wyllie" Manson
Male 1892 - 1918


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  • Birth  5 Oct 1892  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1911  Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer Son 
    Religion  1911  Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Epidemic  1918  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Influenza 
    Name  Wyllie Manson 
    Residence  1918  North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 36, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-199247 
    Died  14 Dec 1918  Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: pneumonia (5 days) following influenza 
    Buried  16 Dec 1918  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I199247  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  William Manson,   b. 14 Oct 1862, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1939, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Gourlay,   b. 13 Mar 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1946 
    Married  18 Mar 1885  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F18984  Group Sheet

    Family  Elspeth Oliver "Ella" Marshall,   b. 19 Mar 1894, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1976, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1918  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. William Manson
     2. Margaret Elspeth Manson
    Family ID  F48996  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Death of Wyllie Manson

      Long ago we had exhausted the triple adjective phrase sad, sadder, saddest, in describing the inroads of Influenza and still those pathetic words continue to apply with increased significance.

      Of all the sad cases in this community which we have been called upon to report in connection with the prevailing epidemic, perhaps the saddest so far occurred on Saturday, when a young newly married man in the person of Adam Wyllie Manson, who had just entered upon the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, was snatched from a sphere of usefulness in which he gave promise of more than average aptitude.

      Though his case was viewed with alarm from the first, the outcome was in the nature of a shock, and the deepest sympathy of the entire community goes out to the disconsolate bride, father, mother and sisters.

      Deceased was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Manson of Ayr, who had just transferred their homestead to Wyllie and moved into town. Under the circumstances his death creates a situation that will be difficult to adjust. What the solution will be time alone will determine.

      Wyllie Manson, who was in his 27th year, was born on the farm on which he died. Two months before his death he married Miss Ella Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Marshall.

      From his boyhood the deceased was prominent in Sabbath school work, and at the time of his death was sec.-Treas. Of Knox United Sunday school, and was also an enthusiastic worker in other departments of the Church of which he was a consistent member. He was interested in agriculture and prominent n the Junior Farmers' club. In athletic sports he gave most attention to bowling and hockey.

      Besides his wife, father and mother, the deceased is survived by five sisters. They are - Gladys, teacher at Plattsville, (who is ill with "Flu"), Bessie, St. Catharine's, Jean, Mary, Edna, and Stella, at home. The funeral, which took place to the Ayr cemetery on Monday, was well attended, and a wealth of beautiful flowers attested the esteem in which the deceased was held. Rev. J.J. Brown conducted the service, assisted by Rev. D. (?), Toronto, formerly pastor of Stanley St. Church, Ayr. The pallbearers were Messrs. Rolland Maeder, Filshie Cuthbertson, John Edgar, Wm. Marshall, David Hall and Alex Gourlay.1a

      1aAyr News Dec 19 1918 pg 1.

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      Died In North Dumfries, on Saturday, December 14th, 1918, at 6 p. m. Adam Wyllie Manson In his 27th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 36, Con. 7, North Dumfries, on Monday, December 16th, at 2 o'clock p. m., to the Ayr Cemetery.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 1.

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 17.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Adam Wyllie Manson Date of Birth: 5 Oct 1892 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: William Manson Mother's name: Elizabeth Gouslay

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Wyllie Manson Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1892 Birth Place: North Dumfries Age at Death: 26 Death Date: Dec 1918 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Manson/ William Manson/ Oct. 14, 1862 - June 12, 1939/ Elizabeth Gourlay his beloved wife/ Mar. 13, 1860 - Feb. 16, 1944/ Adam Wyllie/ only son of/ Wm. & Elizabeth Manson/ Oct. 5, 1892 - Dec. 14, 1918/ also their daughter/ Bessie W. Manson R. N./ Apr. 11, 1899 - June 25, 1933
      [Left/South] James Manson/ 1869 - 1952/ Baby Hall/ 1921
      [Back/West] Manson/ Adam Manson/ born 1828 died 1870/ his wife Mary Guthrie/ died Oct. 25, 1905/ aged 72 years/ Simon Patterson/ born 1840 died 1901.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Adam W Manson Age: 26 Birth Date: abt 1892 Marriage Date: 7 Oct 1918 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Wm Manson Mother: Elizabeth Frawlay Spouse: Elspeth O Marshall Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1894 Spouse Father: Stephen Marshall Spouse Mother: Annie Scott

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Oct 1892 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1911 - Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEpidemic - Influenza - 1918 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 36, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1918 - , Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: pneumonia (5 days) following influenza - 14 Dec 1918 - Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Dec 1918 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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