Waterloo Region Generations
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Angus McKellar[1, 2]

Male 1815 - 1886  (71 years)


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  • Name Angus McKellar 
    Born 1815  , Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/175007922 
    Immigration 1837  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-101965 
    Died 29 Jan 1886  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Killean Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Killean, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I101965  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father McKellar,   b. CA 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F63725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion Bone,   b. 1818, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1902  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1840 
    Children 
     1. Mary McKellar,   b. 12 Aug 1849, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1923, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Janet McKellar,   b. 28 Sep 1851, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1920, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Archibald "Archie" McKellar,   b. CALC 18 Feb 1854, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1917, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F63724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MCKELLAR, ANGUS

      Death of a Very Old Resident of Puslinch

      Of Puslinch, near Killean, January 29, 1886. He had been ailing for some time, so that his death was not unexpected. He was in his 71st year. Mr. McKellar came to Canada from Argyllshire, Scotland, sailing the day Queen Victoria was crowned, 20th June 1837. He spent a short time about Peterborough, coming soon to Galt, however and buying the land on the 1st concession of Puslinch. He cut almost the first tree along the line. As soon as his preparations were completed, he removed his young family to the house which he had erected and there he, with some of them, continuously resided until his death. During the forty-four years of his residence, he had the satisfaction of seeing the wild lot gradually put under cultivation. Handsome and commodious buildings replaced the humble ones of early days and prosperity prevails, where for many years nothing but the most active exertions kept the wolf from the door. Mr. McKellar was a genial, warm-hearted man and enjoyed the respect and friendship of all who knew him thoroughly. He leaves a family of six sons and four daughters, John McKellar, postmaster at Avonton, Downie Twp. ; Walter McKellar of Michigan; Archibald and William, still residing on the homestead; Alexander McKellar of New Mexico; Duncan McKellar of San Francisco; Mrs. A. Young of Michigan; Mrs. David Jardine of Galt; Miss Janet, residing with her brothers on the farm; and Mrs. John McCormick of Puslinch. His aged widow resides with her sons, also on the homestead. Mr. McKellar was buried in the pretty little cemetery at Killean, a very large gathering accompanying his body to its last resting place.

      -Guelph Mercury, Saturday, February 6, 1886.

      -Information from The Wilkinsons by Jean Barbara Harnick: Settled on lot 7, front concession 1, Puslinch. Children were John (b. 1843); Walter (b. 1844); Ann (b. 1846); Mary (b. 1849); Janet (b. 1851) married Sandy Wilkinson; Archibald (b. 1854); William (d. 1930); Alexander, who went to Oakland, CA with his older brother, John; Duncan; Matilda married Jack McCormick; Mrs. Jardine; and Dougald.

      -From the Peterborough Daily Examiner, Oct. 21, 1885:


      A Celebration of Lives Obituaries of Puslinch Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Vol 2 Anna Jackson & Marjorie Clark
      Used with kind permission of Marjorie Clark

  • Sources 
    1. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 38221 (1917), Archie McKellar.
      Archie McKellar, d. 6 Aug 1917 Puslinch, aged 63y, 5m, 19d, b. Puslinch, farmer, s/o of Angus McKellar & Marion Bone, cause: paralysis (1 1/2 years)

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: David Jardine
      Sex: Male
      Age: 28
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1843 b. Scotland
      Res: Galt - mason
      Father's Name: Walter Jardine
      Mother's Name: Margaret Roxburgh
      Spouse's Name: Mary Mckellar
      Spouse's Sex: Female
      Spouse's Age: 21
      Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1850 Puslinch
      Res; Puslinch
      Spouse's Father's Name: Angus Mckellar
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary Bone
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 21 Apr 1871
      Event Place: Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - , Argyleshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1837 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1886 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Killean Cemetery, Puslinch Twp., Killean, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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