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

Robert "Bob" Merilees

Male 1832 - 1874  (42 years)


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  • Name Robert "Bob" Merilees 
    Born 1832  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shoemaker 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Ayr 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-131718 
    Died 25 Jan 1874  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: He Fell-Compression of the Brain 24 hours 
    Person ID I131718  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Family Agnes Manson,   b. 1832, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Merrilees,   b. 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John M. Merrilees,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William George Merrilees,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1946, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Barbara Ann Merilees,   b. 20 Oct 1869, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F274569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died, At his residence in the Village of Ayr, on Sunday, the 25th inst., at 9.15 o'clock P.M., Robert Merilees, Aged 41 Years. Funeral You are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday, the 28th inst., at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence to the burying ground 1½ miles east of Ayr. Ayr, Ont., 26th Jan. 1874.

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      At Ayr, on Sabbath evening, 25th inst., from a fall, Robert Merilees, aged 41 years.

      Galt Reporter Jan 30 1874 pg 3

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      To : Helen G1adstone
      From: Jane (Laidlaw) Pringle
      Date: Ayr January 28 [ 1874 ]

      Dear He11en


      I am just alon and I thought I would write you to let you know how we are all coming on I will begin with myself I am not so strong I am very ill with my Breath bute still I must not complean as long as I can geat oute old Mrs Wylle [Jeannie (Becket) Wyllie.She died in February.] has been very porly but she is a little better magge [Margaret (Pringle) Wyllie (daughter)] has been over this too week night and day you would hear that Bobe Merilees [Robert Merilees died 25 January 1874, aged 41.] was harm on seterday night he was siting in his hous and thear was a man came out of the tavren and fell it was very slippy and Bobe went to lift him up and he fell himself and died one Sunday night he had three Docters but tha could do nothing fore him he had hurt his Brain he was going Back again it was a verry sudden Death he never spock .....



      Your
      Mother [Jane (Laidlaw) Pringle]

  • Sources 
    1. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Robert Merilees," 26 Jan 1874.

    2. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 23.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1832 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 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 MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: He Fell-Compression of the Brain 24 hours - 25 Jan 1874 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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