Waterloo Region Generations
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William R. Jaffray

Male 1856 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name William R. Jaffray 
    Born 1856  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business, post 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Episcopalian 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Post Office Clerk 
    Residence 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Anglican 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Assistant Postmaster 
    Residence 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Episcopal 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-135716 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I135716  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Father Mayor William Jaffray,   b. 6 Mar 1832, Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1896, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Agnes Smith Jackson,   b. 5 May 1833, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1902, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1854  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F10093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • W. Jaffray & Son, Ticket Agents, King Street - The firm of W. Jaffray & Son is one well and popularly known in Berlin, having been established since 1878 as general ticket agents for the Grand Trunk Railway, the Canada Express Company, the Great North-Western Telegraph Company, and for the following well known steamship lines: Allan, Inman, Cunard, Anchor, and others. Mr. W.R. Jaffray, the son, is also agent for the well known stock-broking firm of Cox & Co., of Toronto, whose operations extend all over Ontario and the west and other portions of the Dominion; also Chicago, New York and other American financial centres. Mr. Jaffray has special wires to Messrs. Cox & Co's. office, and all stock transactions can be transacted through him equally as well as through the Toronto office. Mr. W. Jaffray, the father, was born in Shrewsbury, England on March 6th, 1832, and has been postmaster in Berlin since 1862, and is a most faithful and efficient officer in that responsible office. Journalism appears to be hereditary in the blood of the Jaffrays. Mr. W. Jaffray's father was editor of the Shrewsbury Chronicle, while Mr. Jaffray himself has been editor of the Galt Reporter and Berlin Chronicle, so that he may well be called "a man of letters." He has three sons on the Chicago press. Mr. Jaffray has also taken an active interest in politics, and has acceptably filled at different times the officers of Councillor, Deputy-Reeve, Reeve and Mayor, having served two terms in the last mentioned office. Mr. W.R. Jaffray, the son, is an enterprising, pushing and persevering business man, and ably conducts the affairs of the agency, and seems destined to follow politically in his father's footsteps. Both gentlemen are held in the highest esteem by the community.


      Industries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

  • Sources 
    1. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 5.

    2. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 2 Page 18.

    3. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 24.

    4. [S745] Book - A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the time Vol. 1, pg 197 -biography of William Jaffray.

    5. [S1085] News - ON, Wellington, Elora - The Elora Backwoodsman - Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1852-1858, Date 9 Feb 1854.
      married Galt Jan. 26 1854

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1856 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Episcopalian - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Post Office Clerk - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Postmaster - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Episcopal - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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