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William Herriot

William Herriot

Male 1846 - 1927  (81 years)

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  • Name William Herriot 
    Born 19 Apr 1846  Haddington, , East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 10 May 1846  Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    mechanic 
    Occupation Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    millwright 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Millwright 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church of Scotland 
    Residence 1880  Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1884  Souris, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-125245 
    Died 17 Sep 1927  , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I125245  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father James Herriot,   b. 1820, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1893, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Janet Adamson,   b. 1819, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F36629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea Mihm,   b. 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Aug 1884  Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F35697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1846 - Haddington, , East Lothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 May 1846 - Cranston, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mechanic - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - millwright - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Millwright - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Manitoba Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1884 - Souris, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Aug 1884 - Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Sep 1927 - , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Herriot
    William Herriot
    from The History of Manitoba by George Bryce 1906

  • Notes 
    • William Herriot (1843-1927)

      Mechanic, miller, municipal official. Born at Haddington, Scotland on 19 April 1843, son of James Herriot and Janet Wilson, he emigrated to Canada in 1850 and settled at Galt, Ontario where he apprenticed as a millwright then worked as a mechanic. He came to Manitoba in 1880, spent two years at Minnedosa then moved to Souris where he engaged in the flour milling business with George McCullough. The partnership dissolved in November 1903 when Herriot sold his share and retired. He served for four years as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Glenwood, and a year as a councillor on the Souris city council during which time he was chairman of the board of public works. In 1883 he married Dora Mihm of Waterloo County, Ontario. They had six children: Janet Herriot, Martha Herriot, Alfred Herriot, Alexander Herriot, Lena Herriot, and Isabel Herriot. He was a member of the COF. He died on 17 September 1927.


      A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People, Prof. George Bryce 1906

  • Sources 
    1. [S719] Book - Manitoba Biographies, William Herriot .

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 11.

    3. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Cranston (Midlothian) Old parochial registers for Cranston, 1682-1857fim 1066677.
      William Herriot, batp. 10 May 1846, Cranston, Midlothian Scotland, b. 19 Apr 1846. s/o James Herriot and Janet Adamson

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), Aug. 28 1884.
      Aug 11 1884 William Herriot, formerly of Galt, of Souris, Manitoba & Dorothea Mihm, youngest daughter of Adam Mihm, of Centreville, Waterloo township, were married by Very Rev. Father Robelar, Brandon, Manitoba.