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

William Currie[1]

Male 1855 - 1919  (64 years)


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  • Name William Currie 
    Born 1855  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baggageman 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-128335 
    Died 21 Dec 1919  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Cause: Heart & Kidney Disease (years) - Uremic Poisoning (suddenly) 
    Buried 23 Dec 1919  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I128335  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father John Currie,   b. 17 Jan 1829, Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1921, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Agnes L. Pringle,   b. 1832, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1885, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F33139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Currie,   d. Apr 1882 
    Mother Agnes L. Pringle,   b. 1832, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1885, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F265918  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Wright,   b. 1863, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1934, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1885  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Daughter Currie,   b. 25 Mar 1886, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1886, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F48252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Former Ayrite

      Passing of William Currie, Aged 62 Years

      The demise of William Currie, only son of Mr. John Currie of South Dumfries, which event transpired at Hamilton on Sunday forenoon, removes a former well-known and highly respected resident of Ayr, in his 63rd year. The deceased was born on the Currie homestead in Blenheim and later lived in Ayr for some years, during which time he filled several local positions, viz., that of baggage master at the railway station and caretaker at the Presbyterian Church. In 1891 he went West, settling near Carberry. A few years later he started a general store at Petrel and was appointed postmaster there, continuing in this capacity until failing health necessitated a change. A few months ago he came east, and was doctoring with a bronchial expert in Hamilton when the end came. He is survived, besides his father, by his wife (nee Miss Wright of Princeton), and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bell of Galt and Mrs. Robert Smuck of South Dumfries. IN religion Mr. Currie was a Presbyterian and in politics a Liberal. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert Smuck, Paris Road, when interment was mace in the Ayr cemetery, Rev. J. J. Brown officiating. The pallbearers were all nephews of deceased, viz.: Messrs. G. H. Lawrence, Jno. C. Pell, Roy C. Bell, Currie Smuck, William Wright and Gordon Maycock.

      The Ayr News Dec 25 1919 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Currie - 7 April 1882, Page 2.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 51.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 57.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ William Currie/ died Dec. 21, 1919/ In his 64th year/ at Rest/ Ellen Wright his wife/ died Dec. 21, 1934/ In Her 72nd year/ Infant daughter/ died Mar. 25, 1886.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 4.

    6. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: William Currie Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1856 Birth Place: Blenheim T P Age at Death: 63 Death Date: 21 Dec 1919 Death Place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Currie Age: 29 Birth Date: abt 1856 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1885 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: John Currie Mother: Agnes Pringle Spouse: Helen Wright Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1864 Spouse Birth Place: Beverley, Ontario Spouse Father: Wm Wright Spouse Mother: Mary Lake

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1855 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., 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 - Agricultural Laborer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Baggageman - 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 MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1885 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Heart & Kidney Disease (years) - Uremic Poisoning (suddenly) - 21 Dec 1919 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Dec 1919 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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