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David Caldwell

David Caldwell

Male 1822 - 1893  (71 years)

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  • Name David Caldwell 
    Born 1822  , Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Nursery Man 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Nurseryman 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Business 1878  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arnold Park Nursery 
    Arnold Park Nursery
    Arnold Park Nursery
    1878 advertisement
    Interesting business, story 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Nursery Man 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-120593 
    Died 28 Dec 1893  West Garafraxa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Debility 
    Person ID I120593  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Gavin Caldwell,   b. 1789, of, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1865, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F44235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Drynan,   b. 1824, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. E??? Caldwell,   b. 1851, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Janet Caldwell,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gavin Rolston Caldwell,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Caldwell,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Caldwell,   b. 1858, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. David Caldwell,   b. 9 Jun 1860, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. William Caldwell,   b. 9 Jun 1860, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1930, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Agnes Caldwell,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Robert Caldwell,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F33632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Caldwell, D. & Sons, proprietors of nursery, consisting of 105 acres in Township of Dumfries, The member, of the firm are natives of Scotland. P.O. address, Galt.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

      ___________________

      DAVID CALDWELL

      The death of David Caldwell, removes from our midst one who has been long and favorably known among us, both as a man of business and as a Christian. Many years ago he founded the Galt nurseries and by dint of hard work, perseverance and push that he succeeded in making them the source or supply for trees of all kinds throughout a large portion of Ontario. In the early days the difficulties and hardships of the nursery business were very many and many of his friends have frequently been entertained for hours by accounts of his experiences when selling and delivering trees, in a new settlement. Naturally of a hopeful and happy disposition he braved and conquered difficulties that met him like other pioneers of this country. Fruit trees, evergreens and shrubbery and well laid-out handsome lawns stand and remain as monuments to his memory, all round us. Mr. Caldwell was also a Christian worker of note. He was converted under the ministry of Rev. Mr. Smiley, Fergus and joined the Presbyterian Church. He was one of the aggressive and helpful workers during the great revival of over 20 years ago, when Galt and Knox church were so stirred on the question of questions, salvation and assurance thereof to the individual. Some 9 or 10 years ago, Mr. Caldwell retired from active business life and devoted his time solely to Christian and evangelistic work. God honored his work and many were converted through his efforts in different places. Having a clear and definite experience of spiritual religion, a constant Bible student and constantly experiencing the blessedness of the Comforter's presence, power and willingness to keep and enable him to live a conqueror's life over the world, the flesh and the devil. He was owing to this, one of the happiest and brightest of useful men in our community. Many are the Christians who owe much to him for light imparted and cheer given when downcast and discouraged. He has been called to his rest at the close of 1893. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; from henceforth, yea saith the spirit, they do rest from their labors and their works." His age was 72 years. His death was calm, peaceful and happy. Mr. Caldwell leaves behind him his aged partner and also several sons and daughters. His son William continues the nursery here.

      The Weekly Reformer 5 Jan 1894 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 16.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 57.

    3. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 1 Page 6.

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      David Caldwell Gender: Male Age: 71 Birth Date: abt 1822 Birth Place: Ayrshire, Scotland Death Date: 28 Dec 1893 Death Place: West Garafraxa Twp., Wellington, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Debility #018724

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1822 - , Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nursery Man - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nurseryman - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Arnold Park Nursery - 1878 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Nursery Man - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Debility - 28 Dec 1893 - West Garafraxa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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