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

James Pollock

Male 1809 - 1880  (70 years)


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  • Name James Pollock 
    Born 18 Dec 1809  Leith, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Surveyor 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Surveyor 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of Scotland 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Surveyor 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Church of Scotland 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-103888 
    Died 9 Sep 1880  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: Cancer of Tongue (1 year) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I103888  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Family Susan McMartin,   b. 1822, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1908  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Pollock,   b. 1839, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Duncan McMartin Pollock,   b. 6 Mar 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1871, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     3. Robert Pollock,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F26623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1809 - Leith, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surveyor - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surveyor - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Surveyor - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cancer of Tongue (1 year) - 9 Sep 1880 - 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 MR. JAMES POLLACK, P.L.S.

      We have before referred to the serious illness from which this gentleman was suffering, and knew that although at times apparently a little better, there was no hope of the disease being conquered. On Wednesday, bleeding from the cancerous affection of the throat again set in, and despite all that could be done by medical skill, continued so severely that death ensued at 4 o'clock on Thursday morning.

      Deceased was born in Leith, Scotland, on the 18th December, 1809, and emigrated to this country some time about 1842. For a few ears he taught school in Lower Canada, but being possessed of an excellent mathematical education, he abandoned school teaching for surveying, and having duly passed in the year 1849 he came to Galt, where he was since continuously resided. Of a very quiet disposition, Mr. Pollock took but little interest in municipal or political affairs. Widely known and very much respected, he enjoyed the respect of the members of the community in which he had spent so many years of his life. Deceased was married twice, his son James, a very clever young man, leaving Galt about the commencement of the American was, and strangely, since that time, noting has been heard of him. His second marriage to the lady who now survives him resulted in the birth of three children, one of whom died in infancy, another being drowned in Blain's dam while attending the Collegiate Institute, leaving only the one son surviving. The funeral will take place today (Friday) from his late residence, west Main Street, to Galt Cemetery.

      Galt Reporter Sep 10 1880 pg 1

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      New Aberdeen


      In 1851 Davidson commissioned James Pollock to survey the village, but no copies of this map have been located.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 26.

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.37.

    3. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 53.

    4. [S793] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), "Death of Mr. James Pollack, P. L. S.," 10 Sep 1880, p. 1.

    5. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      James Pollock/ died 1880/ aged 71 yrs/ Susan McMartin/ his wife/ died Oct. 21, 1908/ in her 89th yr/ Duncan McMartin/ their son/ died 1872/ aged 10 yr's/ POLLOCK/ [Veterans cross]

    6. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 016499 (1880).
      Name:James Pollock Gender:Male Age:71 Birth Date:abt 1809 Birth Place:Leith, Scotland Death Date:1880 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Cancer of The Tongers