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

James Curliss

Male 1836 - 1912  (75 years)


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  • Name James Curliss 
    Born 3 Oct 1836  Clogher, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1842  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name James Curliss 
    Residence 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teamster 
    Residence 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    W. Methodist 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Teamster 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-118406 
    Died 2 Jun 1912  [5
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I118406  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Alexander George "Sandy" Curliss,   b. 1796, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871  (Age < 74 years) 
    Mother Harriet Armstrong,   b. 1810, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F33517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Crawford,   b. 31 Oct 1836, Declay, Antrim, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1915  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Matilda Curliss,   b. 14 Jul 1862, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna J. Curliss,   b. 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Ann "Jeanie" Curliss,   b. 1 Feb 1865, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1915  (Age 50 years)
     4. George Curliss,   b. 1866, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1888  (Age 22 years)
     5. William Thomas Curliss,   b. 2 Jan 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1940  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F33518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1842 and settled near Galt on a farm called "Sandy Knoll". His father a mason. James worked for a number of local contractors. He served: as the Chief of the Galt Fire Brigade. He developed a quick hitch harnessing system for the horses in the fire department.


      Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      In those days the water of the Grand River was kept at work more than it is to-day in proportion to the town's needs now. Its waters run on, still willing to drive thousands of spindles or wheels. The requirements of the town for a water service have been made complete by a water works system, supplying an abundance for every purpose and of the purest and best spring water. The water supply being plentiful, the streets well supplied with hydrants, a fire has very little chance of gaining much headway. The town has a well-equipped fire brigade. The department is headed by Mr. James Curliss as Chief, who, night or day, on the first tap of the bell, is on hand, guiding his brigade behind his charger helmeted in regulation fire-fighting style.

      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897, C. Wilson, Galt 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-5 Page 13.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 61.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      James Corliss b. Clougher, Tyrone, Ireland res: Galt Age: 24 born abt 1836 father: St. George mother: Harriet Armesbury married Mary Jane Crawford Age:: 24 born abt 1836 b. Declay, Antrim, Ireland Spouse res: Galt father: Thomas mother: Martha McKillop married 20 Mar 1860 county: Waterloo

    4. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 37.

    5. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      [E] James CURLISS/ died June 1, 1912/ in his 76th year/ Mary CRAWFORD, his wife/ died Feb. 13, 1915/ in her 79th year / George son of the above/ died Apr. 5, 1888/ in his 22nd year/ William T./ 1868-1940/ CURLISS/

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1842 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - W. Methodist - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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