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

John Henderson

Male 1812 - 1888  (76 years)


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  • Name John Henderson 
    Born 1812  Jedburgh, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    mason 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-146640 
    Died 18 Sep 1888  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: old age 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I146640  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Jane Linton,   b. 1805, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1899, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Henderson,   b. 1830, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F36707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1812 - Jedburgh, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mason - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 18 Sep 1888 - Waterloo 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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  • Notes 
    • Died, At the Residence of James Welsh, Waterloo, This (Monday) morning, at a quarter to 7 o'clock. John Henderson, West Main Street, Galt. Aged 75 Years. Funeral, On Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, from [t]he Residence of Mr. Welsh, two and a half miles North of Roseville, to Mount View Cemetery, Galt. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Waterloo, Sept. 10th, 1888.


      Funeral Card location unknown

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      DEATH OF MR. JOHN HENDERSON, OF GALT

      On Monday morning this aged and most worthy man passed to his rest at the residence of Mr. James Welsh, his brother-in-law, in Waterloo. Mr. Henderson went out a little over a week ago to spend a few days with his old friends and was taken ill. Without apparent suffering he gradually grew weaker day by day, until on Monday last, he passed most quietly and peacefully away. He was aged 75 years.

      On the 28th of October of last year we noted the celebration of the Golden Wedding of the aged couple of whom only the wife, beloved by all who know her, remains. From our remarks then we take the following extract: - "Mr. Henderson was born near Jedburgh, Scotland, in the year 1813, while his father was serving in the militia during the ever memorable campaign which terminated in Waterloo. He served his apprenticeship as a mason and stone-dresser with his father, and in 1832 he thought he could better himself in Canada, and landed in Galt in that year, a very different Galt, however, from the town of today. The only places of note then in the hamlet were Simpson's tavern, Andrews' distillery and Shade's mill. He at once began working at his trade, his first job being dressing the hearth-stones for Mr. Shade's fire place. After remaining in the village for some time he took up the farm in West Dumfries now occupied by Mr. Scott; but this he shortly afterwards sold and removed back, to the villager, where he remained till 1841, when he took up land in Waterloo Township, where he also took contracts; and many of the old mills and houses in that township bear the marks of Mr. Henderson's handiwork. He afterward removed to the south-west corner lot in Waterloo Township, where he remained until about three years ago, when he returned once more to his early Canadian love - the town of Galt.

      During all the ups-and-downs of a pioneers life - during all the struggles of their early years - Mr. Henderson had in his wife a true and earnest helpmate, and one who took her full share of the hardships of life in a new country. She was a light alike in the dark and dreary days that come to all, as well as in the bright cheerful; and there are many yet alive who can bear testimony to her many kind words, as well as still kinder deeds, which brightened their struggles years and years ago."

      Galt Reporter Sep 14 1888 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 5.
      John HENDERSON Mason Birthplace: Scotland Age 33 Free Church
      Jean HENDERSON Birthplace: Scotland Age 39 Free Church

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 14.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 71.

    4. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 2 Page 15.

    5. [S793] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), "Death of Mr. John Henderson of Galt," 14 Sep 1888, p. 8.

    6. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 5.