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

William Crawford[1]

Male 1826 - 1868  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name William Crawford 
    Born Apr 1826  Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Business Branchton Woollen Works 
    Occupation 1851  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    cloth dresser 
    Misfortune 1868 
    scalded to death - several weeks 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-137228 
    Died 2 Jan 1868  Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Cause: scalding 
    Person ID I137228  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Family Elizabeth Ann Sager,   b. 29 Jul 1829, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Lobo Township, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1847  St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Professor Alexander Wellington Crawford,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lenora Crawford,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Lavina Crawford,   b. 1 Dec 1848, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1924, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Frances Margaret Crawford,   b. 30 Jun 1849, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1938, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Sarah Crawford,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George M. Crawford,   b. 10 Oct 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Alexander Wellington Crawford,   b. 15 Jan 1866, Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1933, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Dr. William Crawford,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F59142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Crawford, son of George and Hester Crawford, was born in Esquesing, in April 1826, and converted in Georgetown at age 14. For many years, he was a local preacher. Mr. Crawford had a cloth factory in the village of Branchton. Last Nov., he was boiling water by turning steam into a barrel when the barrel exploded, scalding him terribly, and finally resulting in his death, Jan. 2, 1868; and survived by his wife and 6 children

      Christian Guardian 19 Feb 1868, pg 32

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Vit - ON, Brant - Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Walter N. Burnet b. South Dumfries Township res: South Dumfries Township Age: 23 born abt 1845 father: Arthur mother: Margaret married Francis Crowford Age:: 17 born abt 1851 b. South Dumfries Township Spouse res: North Dumfries Township father: William mother: Elizabeth Sager married 3 Feb 1868 county: Brant

    2. [S835] News - ON - Christian Guardian, "Obituary of William Crawford," 19 Feb 1868, p. 32.

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Lavina Cornell, b. 1 Dec 1848 Beverly Township, c. Lot 4 Con 7 North Dumfries 14 Oct 1924, d/o William Crawford (b. Peel Twp), & Elizabeth A. Sager (b. Beverly Tp., Wentworth Co.), buried Sheffield

    4. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 50.

    5. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 82.

    6. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 8 Jan 1868.
      Crawford, Wm. died 2 Jan 1868 Of Branchton; scalded several weeks ago. Funeral on Saturday. A later newspaper, May 13, 1868, advertises the sale to George Fady and Co of the Branchton Woollen Works, formerly owned by "the late WM. CRAWFORD".

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1826 - Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1847 - St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: scalding - 2 Jan 1868 - Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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