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Rev. Robert Acheson[1]
Male 1823 - 1894


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  1823  Killycairn, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Church Membership  1864  United Presbyterian Church, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    minister 
    Occupation  1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    minister of United Presbyterian Church 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Minister 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    U. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1881  Stamford, Welland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    minister 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-27620 
    Died  26 Mar 1894  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: accident (2 weeks) 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I27620  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Family  Selina Strain,   b. 9 Sep 1835, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1913, Armstrong, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. George Acheson, Brigadier General,   b. 23 Aug 1859, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1929, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Belinda Anne Acheson,   b. 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927
     3. Selina Crawford Acheson,   b. 30 Sep 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941
    Family ID  F7192  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Rev. Robert Acheson came to Galt in June 1858 to take charge of the United Presbyterian church, which later was named First United church. He took over from Rev. James Strang the church's first minister. He served with the church until 1973.

  • Sources 
    1. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian, christening of daughter Belinda.

    2. [S187] Census - ON, Welland - 1881, Stamford, Welland, Ontario Film 1375889 District 142 Sub-district J Division 1 Page 17 Number 80.
      Robert ATCHESON M Male Irish 57 Ireland Minister United Presbyterian
      Selina ATCHESON M Female Irish 44 Ireland United Presbyterian
      George ATCHESON Male Irish 21 Ontario Teacher United Presbyterian
      Balinda ATCHESON Female Irish 19 Ontario Going To School United Presbyterian
      Selina ATCHESON Female Irish 16 Ontario Going To School United Presbyterian

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Robert Acheson d. 26 Mar 1894 Galt, aged 71 b. Ireland, occ. retired minister. cause: accident (2 weeks)

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Acheson/ in loving memory of/ Rev. Robert Acheson/ born Jan.26th 1823/ in Killycairn Co. Armagh/ Ireland died March 26th 1894/ Paster for 16 years/ of the U.P. Church Galt/ and/ Selina Strain/ his beloved wife/ born in Ireland/ Sept.9th 1835/ died at Armstrong B.C./ Feb.16th 1913

    5. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 3.

    6. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, pg 128 & 130.
      Minister of United Prebyterian Church

    7. [S187] Census - ON, Welland - 1881, Stamford, Welland, Ontario Film 1375889 District 142 Sub-district J Division 1 Page 17 Number 80.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister of United Presbyterian Church - 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1881 - Stamford, Welland Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident (2 weeks) - 26 Mar 1894 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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