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

Thomas Holmes

Male 1829 - 1925  (95 years)


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  • Name Thomas Holmes 
    Born 25 Jan 1829  , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Birth CALC 31 Jan 1830  [5
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1858  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1858  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1858  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation John Watson Company, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    worked - John Watson Company 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Anglican 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Ayr 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist Canada 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-126935 
    Died 21 Jan 1925  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Cause: Myocarditis (years) - Old Age 
    Buried 23 Jan 1925  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I126935  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Family 1 Mary Jane Shewswick,   b. 7 Mar 1829, Pewsey, , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1916, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Louisa Holmes,   b. 1855, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Holmes,   b. 1858, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Annie Elizabeth Holmes,   b. CALC 25 Sep 1862, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1911, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     4. Emma L. Holmes,   b. 6 Nov 1865, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1945, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Charlotte "Lottie" Holmes,   b. 15 Apr 1868, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1925, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F32273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha J. Shawswick,   b. 1830, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary L. Holmes,   b. 1855, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Arthur William Holmes,   b. 1858, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anna E. Holmes,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Emma L. Holmes,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Charlotte Holmes,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F274536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Thomas Holmes - One of Ayr's Oldest Residents Passes Away - There passed to his reward on Wednesday, Jan. 21st at 4.30? p.m., Thomas Holmes, one of Ayr's oldest residents in his 93rd year. Deceased had enjoyed good health during the whole of his long span of life and was ill only a few days before the end came. He was born in Wiltshire, England, and came to Canada, with his wife, in 1858. It will thus be seen he was a resident of Ayr for 67 years, during which time he witnessed the many changes that transformed the crude village of the earlier days into the substantial community in which we now reside. He was a blacksmith by trade and for some thirty years or more was a valued employee of the John Watson Co. In politics he was a liberal and in religion a Methodist. Of a quiet, unassuming nature, he made many staunch friends and was greatly respected by the whole community. He is survived by the following three daughters and one son, his wife having predeceased him about 10 years ago; Mrs. (Rev.) Henry Irvine, Guelph; Mrs. D. A. Clark, Toronto; Miss Louise, at home; and A.W. Holmes, Toronto. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon to Ayr Cemetery, the services being in charge of Rev. R. E. Railton. The pallbearers were Messrs. Robert Cuthbertson, David Cuthbertson, John Goldie, James Fair, Adam Wilson and H. R. Graham.

      The Ayr News Jan 29 1925 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 15.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 44.

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 5.

    4. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 24.

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Thomas Holmes/ died Jan. 21, 1925/ aged 93 years/ Mary Jane his wife/ died June 29, 1916/ aged 86 years/ Annie E. daughter of/ Thomas & Mary Holmes/ died May 23, 1911/ In Her 48th year/ Holmes

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 16.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1829 - , Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Ayr - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist Canada - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Myocarditis (years) - Old Age - 21 Jan 1925 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Jan 1925 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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