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

Ventry R. Conway[1]

Male 1856 - 1941  (85 years)


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  • Name Ventry R. Conway 
    Born 6 Apr 1856  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Name V. R. Conway 
    Residence 1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher 
    Occupation 1886  Sault Ste Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    druggist 
    Eby ID Number 00075-4629.1 
    Died 5 Nov 1941  Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I11602  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Edward Conway,   b. 1820, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871  (Age < 50 years) 
    Mother Anna Dumas,   b. 1825, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F29787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline "Carrie" Martin,   b. 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Jun 1886  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F3259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ventry R. Conway (brother of John Dumas Conway), recently graduated as a druggist, decided to set up business in Hespeler and in 1881 built the present Phin Building, which was insured through our office on December 9th of that year.

      Before the building was ready for occupancy another Druggist, Mr. George K. C. McGregor had opened a store across the street about where Gordon Schmidt now has his shoe repair shop, which he continued some years. He was the father of Dr. McGregor, head of McGregor Clinic in Hamilton who was born here.

      In view of this rather unexpected development, Ventry Conway decided that as two druggists were too many in this small Village, he would try somewhere else and he went to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he carried on a drug business successfully for a long, long time.

      Meantime, Dr. Robert McIntyre had taken in as a partner, Dr. Levi Clemens, and they rented the Conway store and had their office in it and ran a drug store in connection with their practise, which in those days was not at all uncommon.

      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 70.

    2. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 5.

    3. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 22.

    4. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 5.

    5. [S2034] Michigan Death Certificates 1921-1952, GS Film number: 1973022 Digital Folder Number: 005240274 Image Number: 03103.
      Name: Ventry R Conway Event Type: Death Event Date: 05 Nov 1941 Event Place: Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States Gender: Male Age: 85 Marital Status: Widowed Birth Date: 06 Apr 1856 Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada Birth Year (Estimated): 1856 Father's Name: John Conway Mother's Name: Anna Dumas

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 011886-86.
      Ventry Conway, 30, Druggist, b. Hamilton, res. Sault Ste. Marie, son of Edward and Annie married Carrie Martin, 25, res. Waterloo Twp, b. Waterloo Twp, daughter of John and Sarah, Witnessed by: John D. Conway and M (Illeg) L. Irving both of Hespeler, 16 June 1886 in Waterloo Twp.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1856 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - druggist - 1886 - Sault Ste Marie, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jun 1886 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Nov 1941 - Midland, Midland, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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