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

John Burnett[1]

Male 1849 - 1925  (76 years)

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  • Name John Burnett 
    Born 21 Jan 1849  Linwood, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Military Fenian Raids 
    Residence 1852  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Anglican 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presb. 
    Residence 1875  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1881  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Miller 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Miller 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-106389 
    Died 6 Dec 1925  Mimico, Etobicoke Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I106389  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father William Burnett,   b. 1821, , Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1873, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Jane McElwain,   b. 3 Dec 1825, , Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1895, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F28157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Dekay,   b. 21 Apr 1846, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1923, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1875  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. John Burnett,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Iona Marie "Maise" Burnett,   b. 25 Jan 1878, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1937, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Ethel Winnifred "Winn" Burnett,   b. 22 May 1880, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1912, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     4. Alva Herbert "Herbert" Burnett,   b. 27 Jun 1882, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1956, Mimico, Etobicoke Twp., York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F54061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Burnett,John-1849-1925-FindAGrave.jpg

  • Notes 
    • MIMICO

      FENIAN RAID VETERAN VICTIM OF MOTOR CAR

      John Burnett Dies of Injuries Following Highway Accident


      Severely injured when he was knocked down by a motor car on the Hamilton highway Saturday evening, John Burnett. aged 78, of 90 Lake Shore road, Mimico, passed away in the St. Joseph's hospital a few hours later. Burnett was crossing the road from the north side to the south, when a car proceeding east struck him and passed over his body. The motor car was driven by Victor Bailey, of 155 Clendenan avenue, who stated that he didn't see Burnett.

      The latter had just left his home and was bound for the theatre across the road. He was dragged a distance from the spot where he was hit and was picked up directly opposite his front door. He was suffering from head and limb injuries, and front shock. He was removed to St. Joseph's hospital in a private ambulance. No responsibility was attached to Bailey. An inquest is to he held.

      Deceased was born at Linwood. Ontario, and was a miller by trade. In religion he was a Methodist and as a young man he served in the Fenian raid. In recent years he lived at Guelph, removing to Mimico on the death of his wife two years ago. surviving are four brothers, Samuel of Listowel; William and Thomas. both of Linwood, and James, of Guelph; two sisters, Mrs. M. Stricker, of Beamsville, and Mrs. Jane Nurse, of Lynwood:. two chidren, A. H., of Mimico, and Iona. Mary, of Toronto, and one grand-child.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 14 Oct 1875.
      05 Oct 1875 By Rev. C. Cookman in Berlin, John Burnett of Waterloo Village was married to Maria Elizabeth DeKay of Berlin.

    2. [S113] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1881, Division 1 Page 7.

    3. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 4 Page 5.

    4. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 17.

    5. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 12.

    6. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect. 15 Page 99.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1849 - Linwood, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1852 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presb. - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Oct 1875 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1881 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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