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Jeannie
Female 1870 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  CA 1870  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Jeannie Waddie 
    Residence  247 Water St. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-74689 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I74689  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Family  Geordie "Whiskey Geordie" Waddie,   b. CA 1870, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F22133  Group Sheet

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    • Geordie Waddie, Adam Wilson, and Jeannie Waddie. Mr. Waddie, left, was a character and a half and lived in Galt in the early 1900s. A Scot, he worked in the knitting room at the C. Turnbull Company mill on Water St. (where Mill Race Park now sits) winding yarn onto bobbins to be knit into underwear.

      This trio (the Waddies lived in part of the Wilson home on Water Street) travelled by street car to Preston to have this photo taked by the celebrated photographer James Esson. Waddie was known for his broad Scottish accent and his habit of over-indulging on Saturdays and paydays. When he would fail to return home, Jeannie would tour the pubs to find him. Apparently, she once had to lead him home by rope. Nevertheless, he was a cheerful fellow friend to every galtonian, and would occasionally hand out pennies to children so they could buy sweets. Jeannie was famous in town for the haggis she made.

      George Atkin - Facebook - Memories of Galt, Preston or Hespeler - Those were The Days, My Friends! 24 Nov 2017

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