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

Mayor Richard Jaffray

Male 1834 - 1898  (64 years)


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  • Name Richard Jaffray 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 3 Feb 1834  Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Christened 11 May 1834  Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Episcopalian 
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Printer 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Printer 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Elected Office 1880  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Printer 
    Elected Office 1883  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Galt 
    Interesting newspaper, life story, politics 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wagonmaker 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-104918 
    Died 4 Jul 1898  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Nephritis (several years) 
    Buried Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I104918  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father Peter Jaffray,   b. 1800, , Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Gittins,   b. 1804, Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1873, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1829  Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F23820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Havill,   b. 11 Aug 1848, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1922, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Gertude Jaffray,   b. 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Getrude Jaffray,   b. 2 Aug 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1900, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Flora Jaffery,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Kate Fleury Jaffray,   b. 20 Jul 1872, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1959  (Age 86 years)
     5. Minnie Jaffray,   b. 29 Mar 1878, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1929, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F16549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1834 - Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 May 1834 - Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Episcopalian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1880 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Galt - 1883 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wagonmaker - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Nephritis (several years) - 4 Jul 1898 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Jaffray, Bros. , printers and proprietors of the Galt Reporter. The brothers are natives of England and were born there Richard in 1832, and George in 1838. Have been residents of Galt since 1844. Mr. R. Jaffray has held the office of Reeve.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      RICHARD JAFFRAY 1834-1898

      Married: Mary (Marion) Havill

      Richard Jaffray was born in Shrewsbury, England on February 3, 1834, a son of Peter Jaffray, the founder of the Galt Reporter, and Mary Ann Gittins. He emigrated from England with his family in 1844, arriving in New York in May. The family was moving to the Goderich area with the intention of operating a farm. They were passing through Galt when Mr. Jaffray's father, Peter, noticed that the Dumfries Courier was seeking a printer. It was not long before he decided to forego the farming adventure and took the job at the Courier and settled in Galt. This led to the founding of the Galt Reporter by Peter Jaffray in 1846. With the death of his father in 1864, Richard Jaffray joined with his brothers Henry and George Jaffray to form the printing and newspaper publishing firm of Jaffray Bros. In 1889 Richard Jaffray became quite ill and withdrew from the partnership, leaving the operation of the business to his sole surviving brother George. Mr. Jaffray recovered from this illness but did not return to the business. During his active career in the newspaper business, Mr. Jaffray demonstrated a keen interest in municipal politics. He was a member of the Galt town council from 1868 to 1874, was Galt's reeve from 1875 to 1882 and was Galt's mayor in 1883 and 1884. He also served as warden of Waterloo County. Mr Jaffray died on July 4, 1898 and is buried in Trinity Anglican Church.

      Sources:
      1. Obituary Galt Daily Reporter Monday July 4, 1898.
      2. Jim Quantrell, "The Newspapers of Cambridge Part 2", A Part of Our Past, Essays on Cambridge's History City of Cambridge Archives, Cambridge Ontario 1992.
      3. Constance E. Sanders, "The Evening Reporter Celebrates its 125th Anniversary", Waterloo Historical Society Journal Vol. 59, 1971.



      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 31.

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.40.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 33.

    4. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 30.

    5. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 41.

    6. [S2598] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican Cemetery Internet Link.
      [East] Richard JAFFRAY/ born at Shrewbury England/ Feb. 3rd 1834/ died at Galt/ July 4th 1898/ Mary HAVILL his wife/ born in Galt/ Aug. 11th 1848/ died Sept. 27, 1922/ Jaffray/
      [West] Mary Gertrude/ eldest daughter of/ Richard & Mary JAFFRAY/ died Oct. 23rd 1900/ aged 31 years/ also their youngest daughter/ Minnie/ Mar. 29, 1878 - Feb. 9, 1929/ Kate Fleury JAFFRAY/ July 20, 1872 - Jan. 4, 1959/

    7. [S1808] England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, ).
      Richard Jeffray
      Gender:Male
      Christening Date:11 May 1834
      Christening Date (Original): 11 MAY 1834
      Christening Place:SAINT ALKMUND,SHREWSBURY,SHROPSHIRE,ENGLAND
      Birth Date:03 Feb 1834
      Father's Name:Peter Jeffray
      Mother's Name:Mary Anne

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 021362 (1898).
      Name:Richard Jaffray Gender:Male Age:64 Birth Date:abt 1834 Birth Place:England Death Date:4 Jul 1898 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    9. [S1803] England, Marriages, 1538-1973, ).
      Peter Jaffray
      Spouse's Name:Mary Anne Gittins
      Event Date:30 Oct 1829
      Event Place:Saint Chad,Shrewsbury,Shropshire,England

    10. [S2734] England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944.
      Peter Jaffray
      Event Place:Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
      Event Place:Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
      Age:21
      Marital Status:Unknown
      Spouse's Name:Mary Anne Gittins
      Spouse's Residence County:Salop
      Spouse's Age:21
      Spouse's Marital Status:Single
      Spouse's Birth Year:1808