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

Donald Fraser

Male Cal 1796 - 1884  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name Donald Fraser 
    Born CALC 1 Sep 1796  , Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1817  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 01, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    United Presbyterian Canada 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-136339P 
    Died 1 Feb 1884  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Gangrene, Ill 2 months 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I136339  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2020 

    Family Isabella Fraser,   b. CALC 25 Apr 1799, , Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 1818 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Fraser,   b. 8 Dec 1822, of, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Janet Fraser,   b. 1829, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1901, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Donald Fraser,   b. 1836, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Fraser,   b. 8 Apr 1838, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Fraser,   b. CA 1840,   d. Saint Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Alexander Fraser,   b. 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F34869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Mr. Donald Fraser

      This well-known resident of Dumfries died on Friday morning last, in his 88th year.

      Mr. Fraser was a native of Inverness, Scotland, and emigrated along with his parents of America in the year 1803. The family first settled in New York State, but in 1817 the gentleman of whom we write came to Dumfries, taking up and clearing the land on which he died. In 1818 he married, his wife still surviving him, their married life extending over a period of 66 years. Their family consisted of three sons and two daughters viz.: Mr. Thomas Fraser, Mr. Donald Fraser, one living on the homestead and the other on a farm contiguous; Mr. Jas. Fraser, supposed to have died in St. Louis; Mrs. James Stevenson, living with her husband on the homestead; and Mrs. McIntosh of Brucefield.

      Mr. Fraser bore the heat and burden of a pioneer's life well. Scant clearings and widely separated houses threw upon our early settlers duties of hospitality and relief such as residents of these days have little idea of, and foremost in the good work, with open doors to all, were Donald Fraser and his family, and there are many families living n this vicinity and elsewhere in the Province who will long bear in mind the cheerful aid received at his hands.

      Mr. Fraser was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of British North America, and was one of the principals in the early steps which led to the formation of a congregation in Galt. He remained a steadfast adherent of that denomination, and it was only a short time since that his infirmities compelled him to relinquish his regular attendance.

      His funeral took place on Monday last, and was very largely attended. Rev. Mr. Duff conducted the services, and feelingly referred to the many prominent acts of Mr. Fraser's life, his kindly course to all with whom he had been brought into contact, and his rectitude as a consistent religious man.

      Galt Reporter Feb 8 1884 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 77.

    2. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Donald Fraser/ died/ 1st Feb. 1884/ aged 87 yrs 5 mo's/ Isabella/ his wife/ died 1st Apr. 1884/ aged 85 yrs/ native of Inverness/ Scotland

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 8 Page 59.

    4. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 30.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 1 Sep 1796 - , Inverness, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1817 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 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 MapsResidence - 1871 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 01, 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 MapsResidence - United Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Gangrene, Ill 2 months - 1 Feb 1884 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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