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Andrew McIlwraith 

Andrew McIlwraith

Male 1831 - Bef 1901

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  • Birth  18 Feb 1831  Newton, , Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened  6 Mar 1831  St. Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Recipes  1862  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Clerk 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Church of Scotland 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Insurance Clerk 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-55208 
    Died  Bef 1901 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I55208  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Thomas McIlwraith,   b. Abt 1795, of, Newton, , Ayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Jean Adair Forsyth,   b. Abt 1795, of, Newton, , Ayshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F34653  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Goldie,   b. 3 Jul 1834, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1911, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Apr 1862  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Margaret "Maggie" McIlwraith,   b. 15 Dec 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Forsyth McIlwraith,   b. 9 Mar 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Carrick McIlwraith,   b. 10 Apr 1870, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David McIlwraith,   b. 1874, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary McIlwraith,   b. 14 Dec 1876, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F36668  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • MR. ANDREW MCILWRAITH. In St. Andrew's Church Mr. McIlwraith was an active worker. He belonged to the Board of Managers, and was also chosen to the responsible position of Secretary-Treasurer, which shows the confidence the congregation reposed in him. He was trusted. Dr. Campbell, in his " Statistical Register of St. Andrew's Church," says of him: " A native of Newton in Ayr, and brought up under the ministry of the distinguished preachers, Caird, Stewart, Boyd, Burns and Macgregor." This left its mark on him, for he was thoughtful, retiring and quiet in his demeanor, highly intelligent, with a well cultivated mind ; a choice spirit. In " Memoirs of the Past," I speak of him in this way: " Another was of a dreamy, meditative temperament, who often made tours in the country to hunt up the wealth of lovely wildflowers found there, bring ing back many a prize. A born naturalist, a man of refinement and culture, who was an educative force on everyone he touched ; extremely modest, but a thoroughly brotherly and companionable man." He was kind and sympathetic, unobtrusive and reserved. He would not thrust himself upon your attention, but if you desired to enter into fellowship with him there was a large and liberal feast of good things awaiting you, one that enriched you with influences that stirred thought and awoke feeling, and made their impact upon the will strongly felt. He was one of those noble, worthy, diffident men, of whom the noisy world hears least, but who are generally best worth hearing of. He belonged to " Galt Literary and Scientific Society," and prepared for it a paper on " The Flora of Galt," which was published in the town papers. He was a most valuable member, taking a deep interest in every matter that came under discussion. In the Central Church he was felt to be a tower of strength. His upright, honorable life, his spotless and consistent character, his embodiment of truth made him one of the most respected members. Such men are alike the glory of the church and the preserving salt of the community. They, can not be valued too highly. Mr. Mcllwraith read widely, we might say, omnivorously. His intellectual cravings had to be met, and there fore he was a lover of solid books. Another marked feature of his character was his desire to help others. That was ever seeking expression and did not fail of finding it. His was a beneficent and gracious presence. One whose influence abides with us like the sweet and reviving fragrance of roses. We wish not to lose it, but to live in its atmosphere, it is so helpful. How true is it that " the memory of the just is blessed."1a

      1a
      Ebenezer: A History of the Centrall Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, with brief sketches of some of its members who have passed on the the other side, The Rev. James A. R. Dickson pg 306

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      Public Library has recently been given a copy of the diary of Andrew McIlwriath, 1857-62. This is a typescript of the diary, done by Roy Allen. Andrew McIlwraith was born in Scotland and is listed in the 1864 directory of Galt as a clerk. The contents include accounts of drawing plans of bridges, pipes and switches in Sarnia, lists of birds seen, visits to Hamilton and to Scotland to visit his mother. His sweetheart seems to have been Mary Goldie. Of particular interest to Norma Huber and her colleagues is that he regularly visited the cemetery\emdash to catch butterflies! This diary is available to anyone interested in Galt during this period.2a

      2aBranch Notes 1992 Vol 20 No. 1, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society newsletter

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 8.

    2. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11612-8 , System Origin: Scotland-VR , GS Film number: 1041406 , Reference ID: - 2:15GX09J.
      Andrew McIlwraith chr. 6 Mar 1831 St. Quivox and Newton, Ayr, Scotland, b. 18 Feb 1831 s/o Thomas McIlwraith & Jean Forsyth

    3. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 126.

    4. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 16 Apr 1862.
      McIlwrath, Andrew married 9 Apr 1862 to Mary Goldie Near Ayr, by Rev D McRuar. Groom, of Galt; bride, youngest daughter John Goldie, Greenfield Farm, near Ayr.

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    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Feb 1831 - Newton, , Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRecipes - 1862 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Apr 1862 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Insurance Clerk - 1891 - 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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