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

James Kersell

Male 1850 - 1918  (68 years)


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  • Name James Kersell 
    Born 1850  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    U. Presbyterian 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    farmer 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Business 1887  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beaver Flour, Feed & Seed Store 
    1887 Waterloo Wellington Directory
    1887 Waterloo Wellington Directory
    Occupation 1887  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    seed merchant 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-129785P 
    Died 20 Oct 1918  Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Mission City Memorial Park Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I129785  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father James Kersell,   b. 1817, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Cranston,   b. 1825, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1903, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F32060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella "Bella" Beattie,   b. 1848, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1929, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1877  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Kersell,   d. 18 Aug 1878
     2. Isabella Murray Kersell,   b. 10 Sep 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William James Kersell,   b. 6 Dec 1886, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1887, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F32059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Kersell, Flour, Feed and Grain, Main Street - The trade in flour, feed and grain, is a very important one in Galt, and considerable capital is employed in its operations, and numbers are given employment. Situated in the centre of a magnificent farming country, and with most favored of shipping facilities, Galt offers every advantage to its members who deal in these products. Among those who are prominently identified with this business is Mr. James Kersell, whose store is located on Main Street. This business, although only started last June, has made rapid development, and is already taking an enviable position in this line. Mr. Kersell carries all kinds of flour, feed and grain, and makes a specialty of dealing in seeds, which he purchases direct from the farmers; the flour and other products he also purchases from the farmers as well as by the carload when advantages are to be obtained. With the farmers he makes reciprocal trades, both thus obtaining a benefit. The premises occupied are 28x50 feet in dimensions, and suitably fitted up with bins and other necessary arrangements for the proper keeping of stock. Previous to coming to Galt Mr. Kersell ran a farm in Dumfries. He is a Canadian by birth, and a thorough-going business man.

      Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      James Kersel (farmer of North Dumfries) Born: North Dumfries Age: 27 Est. Birth: abt 1850 Father: James Kersel Mother: Mary married Bella Beattie Age:: 28 Est. Birth: abt 1849 Born: Puslinch Father: William Beattie Mother: Isabella Beattie married 31 Dec 1877 Marriage Place: Waterloo Township

    2. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div 3 Pg 3.

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 3.

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 55.

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 17.

    6. [S2150] Cemetery - California, Santa Clara, Santa Clara - Mission City Memorial Park.
      James Kersell/ 1850-1918/ his wife/ Isabella Beattie/ 1848-1929 Natives of Canada/ Together here we rest/ Together we shall rise

    7. [S2173] Find A Grave, Park, M., America, N., County, S., Clara, S., & Park, M. (1850). James Kersell (1850-1918) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. Retrieved 27 November 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7095870/james-kersell.

    8. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 35467-1887.
      William James Kersell Date of Birth: 6 Dec 1886 Gender: Male Birth County: Waterloo Father:: James Kersell (seed merchant) Mother: Isabella Beattie

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1850 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Presbyterian - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1877 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Beaver Flour, Feed & Seed Store - 1887 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - seed merchant - 1887 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1918 - Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mission City Memorial Park Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California Link to Google Earth
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