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

Mary Swan

Female 1828 - 1888  (60 years)


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  • Name Mary Swan 
    Born 13 Mar 1828  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1832  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name Mary Dryden 
    Religion 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical Union 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evamgelical Mission 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-122782 
    Died 6 Aug 1888  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 8, 9
    Cause: Apoplexy 1 year 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I122782  Generations
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2020 

    Father Jared Swan,   b. 18 Jun 1796, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1877, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Jane Grieve,   b. CALC 20 Jun 1793, , Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1882, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1824  Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F28814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Dryden,   b. 22 Oct 1822, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1894  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1846  Gore District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Children 
     1. Mary Cairns Dryden,   b. 28 Apr 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1946  (Age 107 years)
     2. Jared Dryden,   b. CALC 8 Nov 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     3. Andrew Dryden,   b. 29 Jun 1849, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1922, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Janet Dryden,   b. 22 May 1851, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1929, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Robert Grieve Dryden,   b. 19 May 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1938, Yorkton, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Jane Grieve "Jeanie" Dryden,   b. 30 Jun 1856, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1938, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Annie Dryden,   b. 5 Sep 1860, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1949, Lucknow, Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. James Dryden,   b. 27 Feb 1863, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1935, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Helen Burnett "Nellie" Dryden,   b. 4 Jun 1865, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1932, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. Eliza Cairns Dryden,   b. 10 Apr 1868, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1941, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     11. Jennie Dryden,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F32942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DEATH OF MRS. JAMES DRYDEN - Ever since her paralytic seizure, somewhere about a year ago, the health of this long resident of North Dumfries, and more recently of Galt, has sensibly declined, and although at last the end came somewhat unexpectedly, it was obvious for months that it could not be long delayed. Quietly and resignedly she passed away on Monday morning last, having by but four months, entered her 61st year. Mrs. Dryden was a daughter of the late Jared Swan, her sister, Mrs. Andrew Turnbull, being now, we believe, the only surviving member of that family. Mrs. Dryden leaves a husband and nine children, her eldest son, Jared, it will be remembered, dying last year. In all the walks of life the deceased lady discharged her duty faithfully and uprightly and was beloved by all who knew her. Of her family two are now in Manitoba and Mr. James Dryden, Jr., will soon remove there, having accepted the position of stenographer to Lieut.-Governor Schultz. Her daughters are Mrs. Joseph Wrigley and Mrs. John Taylor, with four residing with their aged and bereaved father in Galt.

      Galt Reporter Aug 10 1888 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Andrew Dryden/ died 1848/ aged 72 years/ Janet Cairns/ his wife/ died 1864/ aged 80 years/ James Dryden/ died Dec. 8, 1894/ aged 72 yrs. I mo. 16 ds./ native of Roxburghshire / Scotland/ Mary Swan/ beloved wife of/ James Dryden/ died 6th August 1888/ aged 60 years 4 mo's. 24 d's.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 38.

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 1, Pg. 19.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 3 Page 26.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 65.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Mary Swan Dryden Gender: Female Age: 60 Religion: Methodist Episcopal Church Birth Date: abt 1828 Birth Place: Scotland Death Date: 6 Aug 1888 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Apoplexy #017719

    7. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Jane Grieve Swan - May 26 1882 pg 1.

    8. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Mrs. James Dryden - Aug 10 1888 pg 1.

    9. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 119.

    10. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11699-6 , System Origin: Scotland-ODM , GS Film number: 1067791, 0103159.
      Jarred Swan married Jean Grieve 10 Jan 1824, Stow, Midlothian, Scotland

    11. [S12] Vit - ON, Gore - Gore District Marriage Register - Waterloo Entries.
      James Dryden Gender: Male Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1846 Marriage Place: Gore, Ontario, Canada Spouse: Mary Sivan

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Mar 1828 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1832 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1846 - Gore District, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical Union - 1861 - 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 MapsReligion - Evamgelical Mission - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Apoplexy 1 year - 6 Aug 1888 - 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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