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George Matheson

George Matheson[1]

Male 1833 - 1905  (71 years)

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  • Name George Matheson 
    Born 12 May 1833  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170411177 
    Residence 1858  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mason 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mason 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mason 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-127540 
    Died 11 May 1905  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (2 days) 
    Buried 13 May 1905  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I127540  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father John Mathison,   b. 4 Oct 1794, Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Agnes "Nancy" Cunningham,   b. 16 Dec 1803, , Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1883, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1821  Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F33672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Murray,   b. 19 Mar 1840, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1895, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 12 May 1858  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Children 
     1. Ellen Stoddart Mathieson,   b. 26 Dec 1858, Canning, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852
     2. John William Matheson,   b. 1 Mar 1860, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1907, Bad Axe, Huron, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     3. David Matheson,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth P. Matheson,   b. 9 Nov 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 82 years)
     5. Edith Matheson,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1913, Prince Albert, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Maria Josephine "Josephine" Matheson,   b. 28 Mar 1868, Canning, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1918, Wainfleet Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Georgina Matheson,   b. 21 Aug 1870, Canning, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1948, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Alexander G. Matheson,   b. 4 May 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1945  (Age 72 years)
     9. Isabella Matheson,   b. 17 Apr 1875, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1937, Swift Current, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F32527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    George Matheson
    George Matheson
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  • Notes 
    • Died, In Ayr, on Thursday, May 11th, 1905, at 6.20 O'clock p.m., George Matheson Aged 72 Years. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Northumberland St., on Saturday afternoon, to the Ayr cemetery. Service at the house at 2 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      72 Years In And About Ayr


      There passed away last week (May 11), after a brief illness of 48 hours, one of the vary oldest residents of Ayr and vicinity in the person of Mr. George Matheson at the ripe age of 72 years, all or nearly all of which long period was spent in the village or its neighborhood, he having been born in the adjoining township of North Dumfries. Under these circumstances it will be readily imagined that the deceased experienced some of the hardships incident to pioneer life, and was one of the land marks of the section. A man of strong character and marked individually, he was not only respected in the community but enjoyed the esteem of a wide circle of staunch personal friends, all of whom deeply regret his sudden demise.

      In the year 1858 he married Miss Annie Murray, who predeceased him by nine years. The fruits of the union were ten children, nine of whom survive. They are Mrs. Benj. Crittenden and Mrs. Rodgers of Elk Horn, Man.; Joan of Bax Axe, Mich.; Mrs. Charles Reeb of Port Colborne; David of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Edith at Wingham, and Elizabeth, Georgia and Alexander at home. Deceased was one of a family of thirteen, four of whom are still living, as follows: Miss Kate and William Matheson, Ayr; Mrs. Thos. Henderson, Brantford, and Walter at Twas, Mich.

      A stone mason by trade Mr. Matheson was esteemed a good mechanic and monuments of his handiwork are to be met wit an every hand throughout the entire community. Of him it has been truly said that he preferred to lose money rather than slight a job entrusted to his hands.

      The funeral on Saturday afternoon was very largely attended, the services at the house being conducted by Revs. S. O. Nixon and John Thomson. The pall bearers were all old friends of the family, viz.: Messrs. John A. Reid, J. R. Folsetter, W. I. Reid, Alex Rennie, A. J. Reid and George Cress. Among the relatives from a distance who attended the obsequies were John W. Matheson of Bax Axe, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Reeb of Port Colborne, Mrs. Thos. Henderson of Brantford and Miss Edith Matheson of Wingham. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, including one from the staff of the Wingham Public school in which Miss Matheson is a teacher, a fact which led an observer to remark that "a touch of kind makes all the world kin."

      The Ayr News May 18 1905 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S3002] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 012663-96.
      Chs A. Reeb, 24, occ. Farmer, b. Welland Co, res. Welland Co, son of Andrew Reeb and Margaret Perlet married Josephine Mathieson, 29, b. Oxford Co, res. Ayr, daughter of George Mathieson and Annie Murray, Witn G.A. Mathieson of Ayr and Agnes D. Jackson of Galt, 1 January 1896 In Galt.

    2. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 9.

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 48.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Matheson/ George Matheson/ 1833 - 1905/ his wife/ Annie Murray/ 1840 - 1895

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 52.

    6. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 30.

    7. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Mathieson George, 25, res. N Dumfries, b. N Dumfries, s/o John & Agnes (Cunningham), married 12 May 1858 Ann Murray, 18, res. N Dumfries, b. Roxboro Scotland, d/o David & Helen (Stobbart)

    8. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Matheson/ George Matheson/ 1833 - 1905/ his wife/ Annie Murray/ 1840 - 1895 [Back/West] Edith Matheson/ 1868 - 1913/ Alexander Matheson/ 1872 - 1945/ Georgina Matheson/ 1870 - 1948

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: George Matheson Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1833 Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario Age at Death: 72 Death Date: 25 May 1905 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    10. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Scotland Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11779-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067929.
      Name: John Mathison Spouse's Name: Agnes Cunningham Event Date: 04 Nov 1821 Event Place: Yarrow,Selkirk,

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: George Matheson Age: 25 Birth Date: abt 1833 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 12 May 1858 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: John Mother: Agnes Cunningham Spouse: Ann Murray Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1840 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Residence: North Dumfries Spouse Father: David Spouse Mother: Helen Stibbert Residence: North Dumfries

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1833 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1858 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1858 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 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 MapsOccupation - Mason - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Mason - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (2 days) - 11 May 1905 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 May 1905 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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