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

Dr. William Bell

Male 1820 - 1870  (49 years)


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  • Name William Bell 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 11 Jun 1820  , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Land 1861  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 37, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Physician 
    Residence 1862  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death 7 Feb 1870  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-111341P 
    Died 7 Feb 1870  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Cause: Cause: Typhoid Fever (29 days) 
    Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I111341  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father George Bell,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Carruthers,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F35870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria E. Kitchen,   b. 1827, , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1913, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Bell,   b. 14 Apr 1847,   d. 18 Aug 1850  (Age 3 years)
     2. Mary E. Bell,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret E. Bell,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Agnes M. Bell,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Susan Katharine Bell,   b. Dec 1852, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1933, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     6. Jessie Bell,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Charles Bell,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Maggie Bell,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Bell,   b. 26 Feb 1862, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. James Bell,   b. 27 Nov 1863,   d. 28 Nov 1865  (Age 2 years)
     11. Gracie Bell,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F228363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM BELL was regarded as one of the early settlers in Ayr, although no definite date for his arrival has been determined. On January 26, 1850 the Canada Gazette announced that he had received his licence to practice, and this was probably close to the time he settled in Ayr.

      He was appointed coroner for the United Counties in 1852, but no further mention of him is found until 1861. According to the census of that year he was born in Scotland, was 41 years of age, wife was named Marion, and their family consisted of four daughters and one son. Also in that year the Berlin Telegraph reported that someone had mutilated the tails and manes of his horses.


      In 1862 another daughter was born. In May there was a report of an operation performed by him with the assistance of his partner, Dr. Bingham, and Dr, Dickson of Paris. Dr. Bingham probably entered the partnership sometime in 1859.

      On February 7, 1870 he died of typhoid fever. The Ayr correspondent for the Galt Reporter said the "funeral was one of the largest seen here for years. . . . all places of business were closed during the passing of the cortege."


      From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell

      ___________________________

      Died, In Ayr, on Tuesday Morning, the 25th inst., Dr. William Bell. The Funeral Will take place at two O'Clock, P.M., on Thursday, the 27th instant, From his Residence, Ayr, to the Place of Interment, in Knox's Church Cemetery. January 25th, 1870.

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

  • Sources 
    1. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 2 Page 16.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] George/ born/ April 14, 1847/ died Aug. 18, 1850/ James/ born/ Nov. 27, 1863/ died/ Nov. 28, 1865/ children of/ William & Maria Bell/ Bell/ George Douglas Black/ born/ Wilton Farm, Ayr/ 1861 - 1949/ his wife/ Mary Smith Guthrie/ born/ Goshen Farm/ died/ Wilton Farm/ 1867 - 1951/ at Rest/ Black/

      [Right/South] William Bell M. D./ born In/ Dumfries Scotland/ June 11, 1820/ died/ Jan. 25, 1870/ Maria E. Kitchen/ wife of the Above/ 1827 - 1913

      [Back/East] George Black/ born At/ Sillerbithall Scotland/ died At/ Wilton Farm Ayr/ Mar. 5, 1899 In his 83rd year/ Mary Edgar his wife/ born At/ Dunlop Scotland/ died At/ Wilton Farm Ayr/ Nov. 9, 1908 In Her 81st year

      [Left/North] John Bell/ 1826 - 1910/ his wife/ Mary Parsons/ 1831-1916/ James Black/ 1855 - 1922/ Margaret Guthrie/ his wife/ 1856 - 1886/ his wife/ Janet Rodger/ 1866 - 1947/ Elizabeth E. Black/ 1889-1985/ Mary A. Black/ 1900-1986

    3. [S498] Map - Tremaine's 1861 Map of Waterloo County.

    4. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 7 Mar 1862.
      Bell: In Ayr, on Wednesday, 26th ultimo, the wife of Dr. Bell, of a daughter.

    5. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: William Bell Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1821 Birth Place: Canada Age at Death: 49 Death Date: 7 Feb 1870 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    6. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Dr. William Bell," 25 Jan 1870.

    7. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 69.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1820 - , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1861 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 37, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Typhoid Fever (29 days) - 7 Feb 1870 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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