1820 - 1870 (49 years)
||William Bell |
||11 Jun 1820
||, Dumfrieshire, Scotland [1, 2]
||North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 37, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||7 Feb 1870 
|Eby ID Number
||7 Feb 1870
||Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [2, 5, 6, 7]
|Cause: Cause: Typhoid Fever (29 days) |
||Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||14 Jun 2021 |
- 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
- [S1778] Div 2 Page 16.
- [S367] .
[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
- [S498] .
- [S20] 7 Mar 1862.
Bell: In Ayr, on Wednesday, 26th ultimo, the wife of Dr. Bell, of a daughter.
- [S116] .
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
- [S890] "funeral card of Dr. William Bell," 25 Jan 1870.
- [S355] Div. 2, Pg. 69.
|Born - 11 Jun 1820 - , Dumfrieshire, Scotland
|Land - 1861 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 37, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation - Physician - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Residence - 1862 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Died - Cause: Cause: Typhoid Fever (29 days) - 7 Feb 1870 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada