Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Robert Goodall

Robert Goodall[1]

Male Cal 1812 - 1884  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name Robert Goodall 
    Born CALC 1 Feb 1812  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Universalist 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    From: 1861 Waterloo County Tremaine's map
    From: 1861 Waterloo County Tremaine's map
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Universalist 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lot 4 Con 8 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-101910 
    Died 1 Dec 1884  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Paralysis 2 weeks 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I101910  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Goodall,   b. 1766, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1862, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Jean Wallace,   b. Abt 1767,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Family ID F229168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Henderson,   b. 1818, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1837  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Isabella Goodall,   b. 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Allan Goodall,   b. 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Barbara H. Goodall,   b. 1846, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1900, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F20662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane "Jean" Kerr,   b. 28 Mar 1830, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1913, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Wallace Goodall,   b. CALC 12 Aug 1850, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1924, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Anne Goodall,   b. 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Goodall,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Annie Goodall,   b. CALC 6 Nov 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1943, Barton Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)
     5. Euphimia "Effie" Goodall,   b. 12 Sep 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1938, York Twp., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F26170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Christina Kerr,   b. 1829, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. William Goodall,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Annie Goodall,   b. 1852, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Goodall,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Euphemia Goodall,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F274380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 1 Feb 1812 - Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1837 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Universalist - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Universalist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lot 4 Con 8 - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Paralysis 2 weeks - 1 Dec 1884 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Death of Robert Goodall, Esq.

      We are very much pained to announce the death of this respected gentleman, which occurred at his residence, McNaughton Street, Galt, on Monday last. Mr. Goodall was in his 73rd year. For the past month his many friends were pained to see that his health and vigor were rapidly failing, but notwithstanding, it was only for a short time before his death that a fatal termination of his illness was anticipated. Mr. Goodall came to this country from Glasgow, in company with his brother, Mr. John Goodall, in the year 1832. Between them they purchased the farm just outside the present town, on the West River Road, now owned by Mr. George Hogg, where they at once went to work to make ready a home for the rest of their family, who, the following year, joined them. Gradually one brother after the other acquired farms, Mr. George Goodall remaining on the homestead; Mr. Wm. Goodall settling on the farm now owned by Mr. John Gillepsie, East River Road, Mr. James Goodall settling on the farm below the Grand River bridge, now owned by Mr. John Watson; Mr. John Goodall settling on the farm on Mill Creek, now owned by Mr. Turnbull, and the subject of this obituary taking the splendid farming property on the St. George Road, now occupied by his son, Mr. W. W. Goodall. On these properties the brothers prospered and acquired the independence their industry merited. From acquirement and natural ability they were soon obtained an influential position in all circles in this section and brought to bear on all questions affecting the social welfare or public questions of the day a powerful influence. The first who passed away was Mr. James Goodall and he was followed in a few years by Mr. Wm. Goodall. At the time of the death of his brother Mr. Robert Goodall resided on the splendid property he had acquired to which he added as opportunity offered until his entire holding comprised 300 acres. Age, and desire for rest from his active life caused him a few years ago to place his farm under the charge of his son and he then purchased the property on McNaughton Street, where, with his wife and daughters he has once resided. Mr. Goodall was twice married, his first wife being a sister to the late Adam Henderson. By this marriage were born to him three children, Mr. Allan Goodall, of Michigan, Mrs. George Thompson, and Mrs. Hugh Arthur of North Dumfries. His second wife was a daughter of the late James Kerr, and sister of Mr. James Kerr, whose farm adjoins that of Mr. Goodall. By this marriage one son, Mr. W. W. Goodall, Mrs. Peter C. Lutz, of St. Paul, Minn., and his two daughters, who resided with him at the time of his death, were born. Of the original family, two sisters of the deceased, Mrs. Trotter, mother of Messrs. William and James Trotter, of Galt, and Mrs. Duncan, of Owen Sound, still survive. These ladies, with Mr. George Goodall, of Paris, and Mr. John Goodall, of Galt, are all now left of the original family of seven brothers and sisters who for many a day, keenly in the memory of many in this section yet, actively lived the life and took pp their share of the burdens, and dispensed kindness and help to all, in the pioneer days of this Township.

      Mr. Goodall was one of the six Trustees of the old St. Andrew's Church. He loved his church and took strong grounds against the Disruption. The long and it is well known bitter discussions of those days passed by him unheeded, and while he manfully upheld his views, he made no enemies, and was the first to bury all rancor and submit to the decision

      The Funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The attendance of friends, for few men enjoyed a more extended acquaintance than Robert Goodall, was immense. From far and near they had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect in their power to one who had been with them in fair weather and foul, and had borne with very many of them the difficult burdens of their early life.

      Galt Reporter Dec 5 1884 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Arthur, Hugh, 25, N Dumfries, N Dumfries, s/o Hugh & Janet (Dickie), married 30 Nov 1864 Barbara H Goodall, 17, N Dumfries, N Dumfries, d/o Robert & Barbara (Henderson)

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 89.

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 1, Pg. 19.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 5 Page 38.

    5. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      Robert Goodall/ died/ Dec. 1st 1884/ aged 72 yrs 10 mo/ a native of/ Edinburgh, Scotland/ Jane Kerr/ his wife/ died June 14 1913/ in her 84th year/ Hurd & Roberts /

    6. [S2792] aaaNorth Dumfries 1871, Sect. 1 Page 32.

    7. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 018462 (1884).
      Name:Robert Goodall Gender:Male Age:73 Birth Date:abt 1811 Birth Place:Scotland Death Date:1 Dec 1884 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Paralysis

    8. [S507] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - First United Presbyterian.
      Robert Goodall, married Barbara Henderson. 24 Feb. 1837, Dumfries. Witnesses Archibald Henderson And Ann Strang