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Robert Scrimger

Male 1798 - 1883  (85 years)


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  • Name Robert Scrimger 
    Born 29 May 1798  Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 12 Jun 1798  Logierait, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Not given 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-102285 
    Died 31 Jul 1883  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Cause: Albuminuria (3 months) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I102285  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father William Scrimger,   b. 1760, Blairgowrie, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Christian Robertson,   d. CA 1798, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F57157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret McFarlane,   b. 1799, , Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Scrimger,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Scrimger,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth Scrimger,   b. 1824, , Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1881, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. William R. Scrimger,   b. 1826, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1900, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. James R. Scrimger,   b. 10 Aug 1830, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1897, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Helen Scrimger,   b. 16 May 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1924, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Jennie R. Scrimger,   b. 23 Sep 1839, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1928, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. George Scrimger,   b. 1840, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1915, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. David R. Scrimger,   b. 16 Sep 1842, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1902, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F26248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. Robert Scrimger - This very old and respected gentleman died at his residence in Galt on Monday evening last. Some months ago Mr. Scrimger met with a serious fall, from which he has since been a very severe sufferer. The deceased was born in Athol, Scotland, in 1798. With his parents and large family of brothers and sisters he came to this continent, the family settling first in York State. After residing there about fifteen years Mr. Scrimger came to Canada, first settling on land in the Township of London. He remained there but a short time removing to some land just adjoining his brother John's farm on Moffat's Creek. This he sold to the late Andrew Stewart. He then moved on the farm near Martin's Mills, the locality even now being best known to our old residents as "Scrimger's Saw Mill." Residing there for many years he finally moved into Galt, where he has since resided. His widow still survives him. Of his brothers and sisters three brothers and two sisters yet survive him all old men and women. Of his own family four sons, Messrs. Jas. R. William, and David, reside in Galt and Mr. George Scrimger in Beverly. Four daughters are also living.

      The funeral took place yesterday and was most largely attended by relatives and the many friends of the family.

      Galt Reporter Aug 3 1883 pg 1

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      In Galt, on Tuesday, 31st July at 7:20 p.m., Robert Scrimger, aged 85 years, 2 months and 26 days.

      Galt Reporter Aug 3 1883 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 103.

    2. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Robert Scrimger/ died July 31st 1883/ aged 86 years/ Margaret McFarlane/ his wife/ died Jan. 3rd 1894/ aged 95 years/ Elizabeth Scrimger/ wife of/ Robert Turnbull/ aged 56 years/ Helen Scrimger/ died Mar. 6, 1924/ in her 88th year

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 17078 (1883).
      Robert Seringer [Robert Scrimger] Gender: Male Age: 85 Religion: Presbyterian Birth Date: abt 1798 Birth Place: Atteo, Scotland Death Date: 31 Jul 1883 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Albuminaria

    4. [S2767] aaaWaterloo Township 1871 South, Sect. 2 Page 33.

    5. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.
      Robert Scrymgour
      Gender:Male
      Christening Date:12 Jun 1798
      Christening Place:LOGIERAIT,PERTH,SCOTLAND
      Birth Date:29 May 1798
      Father's Name:William Scrymgour
      Mother's Name:Christian Robertson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 12 Jun 1798 - Logierait, , Perth, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Not given - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Albuminuria (3 months) - 31 Jul 1883 - 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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