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William "Scotty" Linton
Male 1849 - 1927


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  • Birth  30 Mar 1849  Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  education, story, public service 
    Immigration  1857  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation  1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    School Teacher 
    Occupation  1891  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Teacher 
    Religion  1891  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Teacher 
    Occupation  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher, Public School 
    Religion  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-64993 
    Died  28 Jun 1927  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Cause: Apoplexy 
    Buried  30 Jun 1927  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Person ID  I64993  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  Adam Linton,   b. 1808, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1885, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Aitken,   b. 7 Jan 1812, Wilton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1878, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F50788  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Hunter,   b. 10 Jul 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1935, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Dec 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Children 
     1. Jennie Cranston "Jean" Linton,   b. 3 Oct 1882, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1960
     2. Major Adam P. Linton,   b. 4 Jul 1884, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F16972  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William Linton was born on March 30, 1850 in Roxburgh, Scotland but came to Galt when he was still quite young. He was a teacher for forty-five years and for the last twenty-five years of his career served as principal of Victoria Public School in Galt. Before coming to Galt he taught in Reidsville and was a principal in New Hamburg. Mr. Linton served on the Galt Public Library Board for a number of years and was the Board's Chairman from 1926 to the time of his death. He died on June 28, 1927 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      William Linton Dies Suddenly at Galt - Principal of New Hamburg School for Nineteen Years - Mr. William Linton, one of Galt's best known citizens, dropped dead on the street on his way down town from his home. He was suddenly seized and expired instantly.

      Deceased was one of the best-known educationists in Ontario, prominent in the teachers' organizations - for years. He was 77 years of age and was born in Scotland, but came to Canada when young, and had taught school for upwards of 50 years, the last 25 of which were spent in Galt as principal of Victoria School. He retired a few years ago. Before coming to Galt he was principal of the New Hamburg public school for 19 years and before that taught at Reidsville.

      He was looking forward to the coming Galt old boys' reunion with great anticipation, expecting to meet many ex-pupils, and planned to take part in an old-time school session. As chairman of the public library board he had been busy on Monday and Tuesday seeing to the decoration of that building, supervising the work himself. He had not complained of feeling unwell and the news of his sudden passing on Tuesday proved a great blow to the community on the eve of its big holiday.

      Deceased had taken an active interest in civic affairs, especially in regard to education. He was a staunch Liberal, a well-known curler and lawn bowler and a great church man, an officer of Central Presbyterian. He is survived by his widow, one son, Major A.P. Linton, of Regina, and one daughter, Miss Jean, at home.

      New Hamburg Independent Jul 1 1927 pg 1

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      In December 1883, the Rev. C. F. Spring comments on the good order maintained by the teacher, William Linton. Mr. Linton taught here for many years and was principal of the school when he left about 1897, to take a better position in Galt, Ontario. He was known to the boys as "Scotty". He was a small man, with steely blue eyes, a typical Scot and a very capable teacher. Scotty's patent method of stuffing Entrance Examination information into backward pupils has never been equalled before or since. I have often wondered what the examiners thought when they read thirty or forty papers, all exactly alike, except where some lunkhead had forgotten his stuff.

      Waterloo Historical Society Thirty-First Annual Volume. 1944

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 2.

    2. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 6.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 17.

    4. [S2555] News - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - New Hamburg Independent (1917 -, William Linton Dies Suddenly at Galt - Jul 1 1927 pg 1.

    5. [S149] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1881, FHL Film 1375904 NAC C-13268 Dist 166 SubDist G Div 2 Page 53 Family 245.
      Adam LINTON M W 72 Scottish Scotland Occ: Farmer Religion: Methodist Canada
      Secilea LINTON F 36 Scottish Scotland Religion: Methodist Canada
      John LINTON M 35 Scottish Scotland Occ: Farmer Religion: Methodist Canada
      George LINTON M 34 Scottish Scotland Occ: Farmer Religion: Methodist Canada
      Andrew LINTON M 32 Scottish Scotland Occ: Farmer Religion: Methodist Canada
      William LINTON M 30 Scottish Scotland Occ: Teacher Religion: Methodist Canada

    6. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 27.

    7. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      LINTON/ William LINTON/ Mar. 30, 1850 - June 28, 1927/ native of Roxburghshire Scotland/ Margaret HUNTER/ his wife/ July 10, 1861 - June 22, 1935/ Jean C. LINTON daughter/ Oct. 3, 1882 - Apr. 28, 1960/

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 033463 (1927)..
      Name:William Linton Gender:Male Age:78 Birth Date:abt 1849 Birth Place:Scotland Death Date:28 Jun 1927 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Apoplexy

    9. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 011892 (1881)..
      Name:William Linton Age:31 Birth Year:abt 1850 Birth Place:Scotland Marriage Date:28 Dec 1881 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Adam Linton Mother:Margaret Linton Spouse:Maggie Hunter

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Mar 1849 - Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1857 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1891 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher, Public School - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Apoplexy - 28 Jun 1927 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jun 1927 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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