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

Thomas Marshall[1]

Male 1836 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Thomas Marshall 
    Born 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1868  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-114648 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I114648  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Anthony Marshall,   b. 2 Feb 1788, Oxnam, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Helen Middlemass,   b. 1780, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age < 80 years) 
    Family ID F15056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Biggar,   b. CALC 31 Dec 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1889, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Children 
     1. Anthony Marshall,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Archibald Marshall,   b. 8 Feb 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marshall,   b. 9 Feb 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Marshall,   b. 11 Jul 1859, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Marshall,   b. 1 Feb 1861, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     6. Janet Marshall,   b. 20 Dec 1862, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1928, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Robert Marshall,   b. 20 Aug 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James Marshall,   b. 20 Mar 1865, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Elspeth "Elsie" Marshall,   b. 20 Mar 1868, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Henry Marshall,   b. 1870, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Andrew Marshall,   b. 28 Nov 1872, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. George R. Marshall,   b. CALC 17 Mar 1874,   d. 13 Nov 1879  (Age ~ 5 years)
     13. Elizabeth Edith "Edith" Marshall,   b. 18 Nov 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1900, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     14. Ralph Marshall,   b. 6 Dec 1878, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1880, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     15. Thomas Marshall,   b. 17 Sep 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F30396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lamentable Death - A very lamentable death, the result of exhaustion and the intense cold of the night, occurred in North Dumfries on Sabbath last. From the particulars which we have gathered, it would appear that Messrs. Cherry Bros., of Glenmorris Mills, had asked a number of parties to go to their mill on Saturday last and assist them in cutting away some ice which was a hindrance to the working of their mill. Amongst others who went was John Marshall, son of Mr. Thomas Marshall, who lives on the river road about four miles from Galt. On arriving at the mill young Marshall, with the others assembled, went to work to remove the ice, and with the short interval of stopping for dinner continued working until dark, and of course got very wet, particularly about the feet. They then stopped and the deceased after waiting for a short time, found a companion, who was driving a short way, and started for home. When he came to where the roads separated he got out of the sleigh strangely enough, not complaining that he felt very cold. From the time he left his companion, at the sleigh, until he was found the next morning about 10 o'clock, by Mr. Robert Scott, who was on his way to church, at Galt, he was not seen. When found, he was lying by the side of the road, not far from Mr. Alex McPhail's, and was then so badly frozen that he was n a dying condition. Mr. Scott carried him into Mr. McPhail's, and everything was done ikt was possible to do until medical aid could be obtained. Dr. Richardson arrived quickly, but from the first the ease was hopeless and about six o'clock in the evening he b4eathed his last. When first taken into Mr. McPhail's an examination of his person showed that his legs were frozen quite solidly to above the knees and his hands entirely frozen to above the wrists. In removing his boots it was found that his feet and legs were covered with ice, showing that when he started to walk home his feet were very wet. There can hardly be a doubt that over-work, getting wet and the extreme cold of the night caused the most unfortunate death. Undoubtedly, when the poor young man got out of the sleigh, the cold was striking into him, he had then a little over three miles to walk and that alone, with the roads anything but good. Imperceptibly to himself, as he went along his feet became frozen and when aware that they were so, his bodily strength was so much exhausted and he was so much benumbed by the intense cold, that beyond a few struggles, which the snow on the road plainly showed, he was scarcely capable of exertion. A few minutes of lying down completed the work of the cold, and he passed into a state of unconsciousness which was but the fore runner of death. An inquest was held on Monday, Dr. Philip coroner, and Messrs., Alex McPhail, foreman, John H. Rutherford, Robert Marshall, John Leeds, James S. Turnbull, Anthony Marshall, John Orr, James Lake, James Campbell, Thomas Oliver, and George Rutherford, Juryman, when after a carful enquiry into the facts a verdict "That the deceased came to his death by getting his feet wet and attempting to walk home on the night of Saturday, January 25th, 1879, when the mercury was at Zero," was rendered. The funeral of the young man took place on Tuesday afternoon last the many friends of the family evincing their sympathy by turning out in large numbers.

      Galt Reporter Jan 31 1879 pg 2 Part 1 & Part 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of John Marshall - 31 Jan 1879.

    2. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-3 Page 2.

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 9.

    4. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 8.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 48.

    6. [S29] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - St. Andrews Presbyerian.
      Elspeth Marshall Born 20 Mar 1868 N.Dumfries Parents Thomas Marshall & Elizabeth Biggar baptized 11 May 1868 Occupation: Farmer

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1836 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1868 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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