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

Thomas McMaster

Male 1842 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Thomas McMaster 
    Born Oct 1842  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, public service, police, fenian 
    Military Fourth Battalion of Her Majesty's Sixtieth Royal Rifle Regiment 
    Immigration 1870  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Spinner 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Constable 
    Religion 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Policeman 
    Occupation 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Police, Inspector 
    Religion 1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Roman Catholic 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-126398 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I126398  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Thomas McMaster,   b. Abt 1808, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Bridget,   b. Abt 1808, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Flynn,   b. 1 Mar 1840, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1923, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1869  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Mary Ellen McMaster,   b. 15 Sep 1872, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1893, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Daniel McMaster,   b. 1 Sep 1874, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna Catherine "Kate" McMaster,   b. 8 Aug 1876, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ida McMaster,   b. Sep 1878, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lila McMaster,   b. 4 Sep 1878, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Thomas McMaster,   b. 8 Sep 1880, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1915, , France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     7. James McMaster,   b. 23 Sep 1882, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Edward Martin McMaster,   b. 16 Sep 1884, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F31270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Oct 1842 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1869 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1870 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Spinner - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Constable - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Policeman - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Police, Inspector - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas McMaster in 1901
    Thomas McMaster in 1901

  • Notes 
    • Thomas McMaster, Herman Kreig, Nicholas Krieg, August H. Wittmaak, Hugh McTearnen and others drove "Peddlewaggons" for John Zryd in the old days.

      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      Thomas McMaster came to Canada during the American Civil War as a bugler in the Fourth Battalion of Her Majesty's Sixtieth Royal Rifle Regiment and after purchasing his discharge there from he worked as a spinner for Schofield at Tannery Street and the Lower Mill, and at Hastings, Ontario, and also a peddle waggon for Zryd.

      In 1888 he was oppointed Chief Constable, Tax Collector and Town Foreman, retiring as Collector in 1910, as Chief of Police, 1913, and as Town Foreman when he went on pension. While here he was a member of the 29th Waterloo Militia Battalion under Lt.-Col. George Hespeler and held the Fenian Raid Medal. Tom's faithful service to this community over so long a period will never be forgotten by those who knew him.

      Le Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 18.

    2. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 8.

    3. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 21 Pg. 9.

    4. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 15.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Thomas McMaster b. Scotland Age: 30 born abt 1839 father: Thomas McMaster mother: Bridget McMaster married Ann Flynn Age:: 27 born abt 1842 b. Puslinch Ont father: Faniel Flynn mother: Ellen Flynn married 20 Sep 1869 Marriage Place: Wellington