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Walter Deans

Male 1804 - 1889  (84 years)


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  • Name Walter Deans 
    Born 22 Mar 1804  Crailing, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 8 Apr 1804  Crailing, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Residence 1876  North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 16, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-122642 
    Died 4 Feb 1889  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: Disease of Heart 1 year 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I122642  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Walter Deans,   b. 1774, of, Crailing, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet Andison,   b. 1776, of, Crailing, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F44224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Sudden,   b. 1808, , Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mary Deans,   b. 22 Jun 1837, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1880, Yerington, Lyon, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. Jane Deans,   b. 13 Sep 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1925, Ellice Township, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Thomas S. Deans,   b. 10 Jan 1840, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1920, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Esther Deans,   b. 23 Aug 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F31632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The families of the following persons also came out together by the 'Sarah Mary Ann,' of Maryport, England, in April 1831: George Landreth, James Bunyan, Thomas Adams, John Kerr, David Brown, Adam Kersell, Robert Cranston, James and Walter Deans, John, Thomas and William Henderson, John and William Veitch, Robert Laidlaw (father of James Laidlaw M.P.P.), Paisley Block; James Little and Robert Aitkin, Blue Lake, and James Davidson, Keg Lane, near Paris. With possibly one exception, all these families were from Roxburghshire, Scotland. Voyage - five weeks and four days.

      Young, The Hon. James M. Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of North Dumfries . Toronto: Hunter, Rose and Company, 1880; footnotes, pgs 60-61)

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      Away - Mr. Walter Deans, a very old resident of North Dumfries, but for the last few years residing in Galt, passed away on Monday morning last, in his 86th year. The deceased came to Canada in 1833, in company with his mother and four sisters to join his brother who had gone out as a pioneer to the new world the year before. Walter, then a young man in the prime of life, took up land in the 8th concession, about six miles from Galt - the farm now occupied by his son Mr. Thos. S. Deans - and there he fought the usual settlers battle till old age found him with a modest competence. Last year he was stricken with paralysis, and since the few months of life left him have been passed in pain and suffering. He was the first of the family of six who has been called away, viz.: - Mr. James Deans and Mrs. Aikens, of Galt, Mrs. Johnson, Michigan, Mrs. Slater, of near Seaforth, and Miss Deans, of Berlin. Besides his son, Mr. Thos. S. Deans, the deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Jackling, Listowel, and Miss Deans, who resided with hm. His other daughter, Mrs. James Nichol, followed the fortunes of her husband to Nevada, and there died.

      Galt Reporter Feb 8 1889 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 31.

    2. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 6 Page 45.

    3. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11786-2 , System Origin: Scotland-VR , GS Film number: 1067933 , Reference ID: 2:189Z2RL.
      Walter Deans Gender: Male Christening Date: 08 Apr 1804 Christening Place: , CRAILING, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND Birth Date: 22 Mar 1804 Father's Name: Walter Deans Mother's Name: Janet Andison

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      [E] Walter DEANS/ died/ 4th Feb. 1889/ aged 85 y'rs 9 mo's/ Isabella SUDDEN/ his wife/ died 16th May 1876/ aged 67 y'rs 6 mo's

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 51.

    6. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Walter Deans - Feb 8 1889 pg 1.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1804 - Crailing, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 Apr 1804 - Crailing, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - 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 MapsResidence - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1876 - North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 16, 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 MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Disease of Heart 1 year - 4 Feb 1889 - 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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