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

William Collum[1]

Male 1806 - 1895  (89 years)


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  • Name William Collum 
    Born 1806  , Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203238627 
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Anglican 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-102281 
    Died 5 Jan 1895  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Saint James Anglican Cemetery, Wilmot Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I102281  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Family Ellen Rebecca White,   b. 26 Oct 1817, , Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1901, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1842  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Rev. Henry Scadding, witnessed by Joseph Lawson (or Rawson), John Flanagan, Lettice Lawson (or Rawson)

      St. James Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Children 
     1. Hugh Collum,   b. 7 Oct 1843, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1912, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. James Collum,   b. 1845, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Simon J. Collum,   b. 1846, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jane Collum,   b. 18 May 1848, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1936  (Age 88 years)
     5. Margaret Ellen Collum,   b. Apr 1851, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1916, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     6. Elizabeth Collum,   b. 20 Feb 1855, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1928, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Mary Ann Collum,   b. 1859, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F23282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The death is announced of Wm. Collum, one of the pioneers of Wilmot township,at New Hamburg, in his 77th year, on Saturday 5th inst. On coming from Ireland many years ago Mr. Collum settled on the Huron road, and in due course of time owned several of the finest farms in this famous tract and was well known throughout the Province as a successful agriculturist and stock-breeder. Mr. Collum was a member of the church of England. His remains were interred on Monday 7th inst, in St. James cemetery, Huron road.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 17 Jan 1895, p. 3

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      Collum, Wm. - Came to Canada from Fermanagh, County Cavan, Ireland, in 1841, walking from Toronto to Wilmot. He purchased the farm of the then recently deceased Robert Puddicombe, opposite Mrs. Thos. Walker's and which was the birthplace of all his children. He was married in 1841 to Mrs. Ellen White Kerr, the widowed mother of Wm. Kerr, Rebecca, afterwards Mrs. M. G. Miller, now deceased, and Robt. N. Kerr. Hugh Collum, deceased, Simon J., of Winnipeg, Jane, Mrs. R. B. Puddicombe, of New Hamburg, Margaret E., Mrs. William G. Smith, of St. James, Elizabeth, Mrs. James Barber, Galt, and Fanny, Mrs. A. Sinclair, West Toronto, are the children. After farming successfully for forty years he retired to New Hamburg, purchasing the residence of Mrs. Christian Merner, where he died in 1897, Mrs. Collum died six years later. The late Mr. and Mrs. Collum were among the oldest members of the Church in this Parish, he being until his death one of its most liberal supporters and which support Mrs. Collum continued until her own demise. Miss Edith Jane Miller, of Portage la Prairie, the noted Canadian singer, who has filled many important professional engagements in New York and London, and who was married in July, 1913, to Mr. Max Colyer-Fergusson, grandson of Sir James Rankin-Fergusson, Bart., at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London, Eng., is a niece of Mrs. Wm. Collum.

      Church of England, An Historical Sketch of the Parish of Wilmot 1828-1913, Diocese of Huron, Ontario, New Hamburg, Canada by Charles James Fox, Sep 1913

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Hugh Collum (farmer of Wilmot) Born: Wilmot Age: 23 Est. Birth: abt 1854 Father: William Colum Mother: Ellen White married Mary Ann Graham Age:: 29 Est. Birth: abt 1848 Born: Ireland Father: William Graham Mother: Barbara Crook married 10 Jan 1877 Marriage Place: Perth, Downie

    2. [S320] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - St. James Anglican CC#4571 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ William Collum/ died/ Jan. 5th 1895/ Aged 77 years

    3. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 4 Page 20.

    4. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 8.

    5. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 41.

    6. [S844] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1861, Sect. 4 Page 21.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Oct 1842 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jan 1895 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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