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Rev. William H. Rennelson
Male 1845 -


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  1845  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Student 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation  1874  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    minister of the Gospel 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-276194 
    Died  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I276194  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Hector Rennelson,   b. 1796, Halkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Grace Shiel,   b. 1804, Middleburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1887, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Dec 1827  Southdean, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F15185  Group Sheet

    Family  Clara H. Morse,   b. 1843, Lockport, Niagara, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  8 Sep 1874  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F44567  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • W. H. Rennelson, a fine scholar and promising minister of Christ, died in Hamilton whilst pastor of Knox's Church.1a

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

      ___________________________

      REV. WILLIAM H. RENNELSON, M.A.

      This talented young Minister, who gave great promise of future usefulness, was called to his award at the early age of thirty, after a short ministry of two years. Mr. Rennelson was a native of Galt. At a very early age he resolved to give himself to the office of the Ministry. Having passed through the Grammar School of his native town he pursued his course of preparatory study for his holy calling at the Toronto University and Knox College. At each of these institutions he took a foremost place among his fellow-students and won very high honours.

      In 1874, after rendering some valuable services in the mission field, he was ordained and inducted into the pastorate of Knox Church, Hamilton, where by his faithful, affectionate, and successful labours, as a pastor, he endeared himself very much to his own congregation, who deeply mourn their loss in his early death. About a year after his induction he was compelled by an affection of the lungs to discontinue the active discharge of his pastoral duties. Notwithstanding all that could be done by medical skill and change of air, he grew rapidly worse, until his brief career was terminated by death.2a

      2aPresbyterian Year Book for the Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland, Toronto, 1877

  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 26.

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11657 (1874), Rennelson-Morse..
      W. H. Rennelson, 29, res. Hamilton, b. Galt, occ. minister of the gospel, s/o Hector and Grace Rennelson married Clara H. Morse, 29, res. Toronto, b. Lockport, N. Y., d/o Chas. H. & Lauretta Morse, married 8 Sep 1874 Toronto

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1845 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Student - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister of the Gospel - 1874 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1874 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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