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

Jairus Wilton Maus

Male 1890 - 1966  (75 years)


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  • Name Jairus Wilton Maus 
    Born 25 Jul 1890  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story, business 
    Residence 1933  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-134612 
    Died 1966  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried 19 Oct 1966  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I134612  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father John William Maus,   b. 21 Dec 1849, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1925, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Agnes Hall,   b. 2 Jul 1861, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1933, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1886  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F45378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ann Baxter,   b. 1 Mar 1894, Bright, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1957, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1917  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Dr. John Hall Maus,   b. 1918,   d. 1 Nov 2008, Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Richard Douglas "Doug" Maus,   b. 1920, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 2005, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Margaret Wright Maus,   b. 1926, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1968, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Hugh Cameron Maus,   b. 22 Feb 1933, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2008, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Agnes Isabella Maus,   b. 27 Nov 1933, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2007, Calgary, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Frances Ann Maus,   b. 9 Apr 1939, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1939, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F45380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jun 1917 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Heart Attack - 1966 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Oct 1966 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • District's Outstanding Cattleman, Jairus W. Maus Passes - A man who became almost a legend in his lifetime, as the head of the largest beef cattle operation in the East, Jairus W. Maus, RR 3, Ayr, died on Sunday in his 77th year. The late Mr. Maus was a passenger in a car driven by his grandson, James Maus, when he suffered a heart attack. For many years the name Maus has been synonymous with beef cattle production, and Fairview Farms Ltd., the Maus holdings, were among the largest suppliers of beef not only to Toronto markets but to Buffalo and other American markets, on occasion. He was born in South Dumfries, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John William Maus, and this locality became the subsequent headquarters for his cattle and farming operation. Besides having a keen business mind, Mr. Maus had a natural instinct in the selection and raising of cattle which many other cattlemen maintained was "more than could be learned." They often noted with admiration, almost bordering on awe, his ability to estimate the weight of a pen of cattle within a few pounds, or select Western stocker calves that grew into top grade cattle in the East. It was said that through his selections in the West there were more good beef cattle raised by district farmers in his generation than had seemed possible in previous years. In fact, in recent years the Fairview Farms brought East 400 or more carloads annually, according to the Canadian Cattlemen publication. In 1940 he had four farms in this area, and began his expansion program as his sons became old enough to assist. The holdings have continued to increase over the years, with some 2,300 acres in the Ayr district and a somewhat larger acreage in the Kincardine area bearing the familiar Fairview name. Of late Fairview was included sheep in its livestock program. The late Mr. Maus was an active and valued member of Knox United Church, serving as a member of the session and a former trustee. He was a strong supporter of various church projects over the years. His wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Baxter, died in 1957. An infant daughter, Frances Ann, died in 1930. Surviving are four sons, Dr. John H., Windsor; Richard Douglas, RR 3, Ayr; Donald S., Kincardine, and Hugh C., RR 3, Ayr; four daughters, Elizabeth M., Hamilton; Mrs. Ian (Agnes) Thomson, Colorado Springs, Col.; Mrs. Duncan (Jean) McGugan, Strathroy, and Mrs. A. W. (Margaret) Bond, Smithville; and three sisters, Janet, Laurie and Mrs. N.H. (Estelle) Bennett, all of Ayr. There are 27 grandchildren. Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) from Knox United Church conducted by Rev. D. E. Willis. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Oct 20 1966 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 1815 (1891), Jarius Wilton Maus.
      Jarius Wilton Maus b. 25 Jul 1890 South Dumfries, s/o John W. Maus (farmer of South Dumfries) & Agnes Hall,

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Father/ Jairus Wilton Maus/ 1890 - 1966

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Maus [A] Richard Douglas/ Maus/ 1920 - 2005/ Beloved husband of/ Anna M. Hamilton/ [B] Anna M. / Hamilton/ 1928- 2001/ Beloved wife of/ R. Douglas Maus [C] Frances Ann/ Infant daughter of/ Jairus & Elizabeth/ Maus/ April 9 - April 12, 1939 [D] Mother/ Elizabeth Ann Baxter/ wife of/ Jairus W. Maus/ 1894 - 1957 EC] Father/ Jarius Wilton Maus/ 1890-1966 [F] Shirley Sloan Foster/ 1923-1999/ Beloved wife of/ John Hall Maus M.D./ 1918- /

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 33234 (1933), Agnes Maus.
      Agnes Maus b. 2 Jul 1861 Ontario, d. 15 Apr 1933 Ayr, d/o Thomas Hall (b. Ontario) & Agnes Robson (b. Ontario), cause: chronic myocardistis & gneral arte ..rosis, buried Ayr, informatant Jairuis W. Maus (son) of Ayr

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Agnes Hall Age: 25 Birth Date: abt 1861 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 13 Oct 1886 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Thomas Hall Mother: Agnes Robson Spouse: John W Maus Spouse's Age: 36 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1850 Spouse Birth Place: South Dumfries Spouse Father: James Maus Spouse Mother: Janet Anne Tonling Maus

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Anne Baxter Age: 23 Birth Date: abt 1894 Birth Place: Bright Marriage Date: 13 Jun 1917 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Richard Baxter Mother: Elizabeth Lillias Spouse: Jairus Wilton Mans Spouse's Age: 26 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1891 Spouse Birth Place: Ayr Spouse Father: John Wm Mans Spouse Mother: Agnes Hall Mans