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William Coulthard
Male 1821 - 1906


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  • Birth  12 Nov 1821  Lockerbie, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1840  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Labourer 
    Religion  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Carpenter 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Free Church 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Carpenter 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carpenter 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-64430 
    Died  8 Nov 1906  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID  I64430  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Jane Murray,   b. 10 Jul 1832, Hawick, Roxburghshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1898 
    Married  30 Jun 1854  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Jessie C. Coulthard,   b. CALC 2 Sep 1856,   d. 2 Jul 1860, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eliza A. Coulthard,   b. 1859, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Walter C. Coulthard,   b. 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1923
     4. Libbie C. Coulthard,   b. 24 Jul 1865, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1944
     5. Helen R. Coulthard,   b. 17 May 1866, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1934
    Family ID  F25698  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William Courthard was born in Lockerbie, Scotland, came to Galt about 1842. He worked for Absalom Shade for a few years, later he managed the Victoria Wheel Works where he stayed 26 years. After leaving Victoria Wheel Works he operated a book and stationary business until retirement in 1901.1a

      1a\bCambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      "Death of Wm. Coulthard: For 64 Years a Resident of Town of Galt: Was for 26 Years Manager of the Victoria Wheel Works."

      Mr. William Coulthard, one of Galt's oldest citizens is dead. How simple the words yet how pregnant with significance. Although Mr. Coulthard had been failing for some time, he had only been seriously ill for a few days, death resulting from a general break-up of the system. Mr. Coulthard was born in Lockerbie, Scotland, not far from the farm of Ellisland, which Burns has immortalized for all time, and came to this country when but 20 years of age. The young Scot did not tarry long in any of the seaboard towns or provinces, but proceeded into the interior, landing in Galt 64 years ago. The deceased worked for the late Mr. Absalom Shade, the founder of Galt, for some years after arriving in town, leaving his employ to undertake the management of the Victoria Wheel Works, which business was at that time owned by the Hon. Jas. Young and the late Mr. Smith. The deceased successfully managed the business for 26 years. In 1884 Mr. Coulthard went into the book and stationary business, which he conducted with unusual acumun and probity until he retired a few years ago. Mr. Coulthard married shortly after coming to Galt, his wife being Jane Murray, of Hawick, Scotland, who predeceased him by eight years. On his way from Scotland to this country Mr. Coulthard was shipwrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the boiler of the ship blowing up,leaving most of the passengers without either money or clothing. His first experience of a Canadian winter in Galt was a very hard one. Work was scarce, and only the oldest inhabitants can realize what lack [?] of labor meant when the town of Galt was in its infancy. Mr. Coulthard early identified himself with the religious work of the community. He was gifted in no ordinary degree, and some of the older citizens will remember the vigorous addresses he delivered before the early debating clubs. At the time of his death he was an elder of the Central Presbyterian church, which position he filled with his usual zeal for many years. Three children, the Misses H. R.. and E. Coulthard and one son, W. C. Coulthard, survive. A brother also survives, the last of a family of eleven. Mr. Coulthard was always a staunch Liberal in politics and although he never filled any municipal position, he always gave ungrudgingly of his time and talent for the welfare of the town. The funeral will take place from his late residence, Mellville street, on Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock [the rest is missing].2a

      2aNov 16, 1906 Paper not noted

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-8 Page 6.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 6.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 15.

    4. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.34.

    5. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 23.

    6. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      William Coulthard/ Nov. 12, 1821-Nov. 8, 1906/ his wife/ Jeannie Murray/ July 10, 1832-May 2, 1898/ Helen R. Coulthard/ May 17, 1866-Jan. 6, 1934/ Libbie C. Coulthard / July 24, 1866-Sept. 30, 1944

    7. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 5 Jul 1854.
      COULTHERD, William married 30 Jun 1854 to Jane MURRAY At residence of bride's uncle.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Nov 1821 - Lockerbie, , Dumfries, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1840 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jun 1854 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Carpenter - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carpenter - 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 - Carpenter - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1906 - 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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