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John Goldie 

John Goldie[1]

Male 1822 - 1896

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  • Birth  6 Aug 1822  AYR, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Historic Building  Abt 1829  31 Fraser Street, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    stone house 
    • Built about 1829 by William Ovens it later served as the home of John Goldie Jr. of Goldie-McCulloch (later called in 1967 Babcock-Wilcox).
    Residence  1858  Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Presbyterian 
    Residence  1868  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1873  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    machinist 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Foundry Proprieter 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Died  26 Mar 1896  [2
    Building  1897  Goldie & McCulloch Co. Limited Foundry, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    65 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge
    65 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Website  Photograph 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-46348 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I46348  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  John Goldie,   b. 31 Mar 1793, Kirkoswald, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1886, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Ballantyne Smith,   b. 21 Sep 1791, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1878, Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1815  AYR, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F24735  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Margaret Rogers,   b. 1838, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1920 
    Children 
     1. Alexander B. Goldie,   b. 4 Jun 1873, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Charlotte Eleanor Goldie,   b. 1875, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F18072  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Alexander,   b. 1835, , Westmeath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Feb 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. John Charles Goldie,   b. 7 Feb 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1883
     2. Rebecca Goldie,   b. 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1947
    Family ID  F36210  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Margaret Rogers,   b. 1840, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Sep 1870  [7
    Children 
     1. Alexander Goldie,   b. 1868, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ella Goldie,   b. 1874, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Rebecca Goldie,   b. 1876, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F247006  Group Sheet

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    John Goldie
    John Goldie

  • Notes 
    • John was twenty-two when his famous Scottish botanist father, John Goldie, brought his family to Greenfield, near Ayr in 1844. In 1859, he and his business partner, Hugh McCulloch, purchased the Crombie Factory located in Galt, and renamed the factory Goldie-McCulloch Limited. As the business flourished, factory operations included the manufacturing of boilers, engines, flour, sawmill and wood-working machinery, safes and vaults.

      Goldie served as the vice-president of the Hospital Trust, and he and McCulloch were able to provide the land and money needed to build the first hospital in Galt1a

      1aFrom Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Photograph Collection

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      John Goldie was born in Ayrshire and sent to school Kilroy near his home, but when young he apprenticed to James McNab a millwright. When he was 22 he emigrated to Canada with his family settling on Greenfield a farm near Ayr. He worked for George Baird a local contractor for over a year, then moved to Montreal where he worked for a 1 and half as a pattern maker. He returned to set up a small machine shop at his father's flour mill. He operated a saw mill in Esquesing Township for a number of years while doing work for James Crombie's Dumfries Foundry in Galt. He in 1859 purchased Crombie's mill in partnership with Hugh McCulloch. They formed Goldie-McCulloch Co. Ltd. which became one of the most successful manufacturers in Canada. He maintained is own observatory and member of the Astronomical Society of Ontario. Also he was involved with the Galt Mechanics Institute and vice-president of the Galt Hospital Trust.2a

      2aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      The Goldie & McCulloch Co., Limited

      There is no better known manufacturing establishment in the Dominion than that of the Goldie & McCulloch Co, Limited, of Galt. This business was originally established by Messrs. James Crombie & Co. in 1844, who were succeeded in 1859 by Messrs. Goldie & McCulloch. In 1891 a joint stock company with a capital stock of $700,000 was organized, the officers of the company being: Hugh McCulloch Sr., President; John Goldie, Manager; and Hugh McCulloch, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer. The buildings and plant of this extensive concern cover four and a half acres, and from three to four hundred men (according to requirements) are employed in the various departments of the works, whose earnings (paid every two weeks) mostly find their way into the coffers of the different traders of the town, adding not a little to the well-known general stability of the merchants of Galt. The general lines of machinery manufactured by The Goldie & McCulloch Co. are summarized thus: The Wheelock improved automatic slow speed engine and "Ideal" high speed engine, which they claim are unsurpassed by any other steam engines in use; Steam engines of various styles, adapted for every class of work; boilers and all modern appliances in connection therewith; wood-working machinery; flour, oatmeal and buckwheat machinery; wool machinery; saw-mill, shingle and stave machinery; turbine water wheels, all of the latest designs; fire-proof safes, bankers' safes, vault doors, etc., of every size. Circulars and particulars furnished on application.

      The gentlemen who own and control this extensive establishment are personally so well known throughout the Dominion that little need to be said here respecting them. We may state, however, that Mr. Hugh McCulloch, and the late Mr. John Goldie, were both leading employees of Messrs. Crombie & Co., but Mr. McCulloch was the first to reach Galt in 1850. Since they assumed control of the business in 1859 their record has been one of continued success and progress, the result of their ability, energy and intelligent application to business, in conjunction with a fortunate combination of facilities adapted to specific fields of action. Nor have they given their attention wholly to personal affairs. Both gentlemen named have always taken an active interest in everything relating to the welfare of the community. In concluding this sketch, we would state that the relations between the proprietors and employed of the Dumfries Foundry have been almost invariably of the most pleasant and satisfactory character. All the members of the company are active and enterprising business men, liberal in their dealings with their employees and as members of society highly esteemed.3a

      3aTheSouvenir of Galt 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Alexander Goldie Born: 4 Jun 1873 County: Waterloo Father: John Goldie Mother: Margaret Rogers

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Goldie/ born in/ Ayrshire, Scotland/ August 6th 1822/ died March 26th 1896/ his wife/ Margaret Rodgers/ died April 1st 1920/ in her 83rd year

    3. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 72.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Goldie Birth Place: Ayr, Scotland RESIDENCE: Esquesing Age: 36 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Father Name: John Mother Name: Marg Smith Spouse Name: Elizabeth Alexander Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Spouse Birth Place: Westmeath, Ireland Spouse Residence: North Dumfries Spouse Father Name: William Spouse Mother Name: Marian M. Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1858 Marriage County: Waterloo

    5. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 7.

    6. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 55.

    7. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 157.

    8. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, 20 Aug 1868.
      Goldie, Elizabeth died 14 Aug 1868 In Galt, wife of John Goldie, of the Dumfries Foundry, in her 32nd year.

    9. [S573] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Union Presbyterian Church.
      Alexr. Rodgers Goldie Born 04 Jun 1873 Galt Parents John Goldie & Margaret Rodgers baptized 07 Sep 1873 Occupation: Machinist

    10. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Aug 1822 - Ayr, , Ayr, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - stone house - Abt 1829 - 31 Fraser Street, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machinist - 1873 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foundry Proprieter - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuilding - 1897 - Goldie & McCulloch Co. Limited Foundry, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , 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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