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

Lorne Nelson Laidlaw[1]

Male 1882 - 1946  (64 years)


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  • Name Lorne Nelson Laidlaw 
    Born 2 Feb 1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation barrister 
    Residence 1891  Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00060-3986.6 
    Died 19 Aug 1946  Medicine Hat, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, , Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1478  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Gideon Beattie Laidlaw,   b. 9 Jun 1847, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1906, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Jane Ann "Jennie" Huber,   b. 1 May 1851, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1929, Kinistino, , Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1870  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F1925  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WHEREAS a petition has been presented praying for the incorporation of a company to construct and operate a railway as hereinafter set forth, and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition; Therefore His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Alberta, enacts as follows:

      1. Lorne Nelson Laidlaw, of the City of Medicine Hat, in the Province of Alberta, solicitor; Charles Stewart Blanchard, of the same place, solicitor; James W. Dempsey, of the same place, solicitor; Herbert Oliver Knowles, of the same place, solicitor; and G. Fred H. Long, of the same place, solicitor, together with such other persons as become shareholders in the company hereby incorporated, are hereby constituted a body corporate under the name of "The Red Deer Valley Railway Company" (hereinafter called "the company").

      2. The head office of the company shall be in the City of Medicine Hat, in the Province of Alberta, or at such other place as the directors of the company may by by-law prescribe.

      3. The several clauses of The Railway Act of Alberta shall be and the same are hereby incorporated with and shall be deemed to be part of this Act and shall apply to the said company and to the railway to be constructed by them, excepting so far as the same may be inconsistent with the express enactments hereof, and the expression "this Act" when used herein shall be understood to include the clauses of the said Railway Act as aforesaid.

      4. The company may lay out, construct and operate a railway of the gauge of four feet eight and one-half inches, from a point at or near the Town of Princess, in the Province of Alberta, on the line of railway of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in a generally north-westerly direction along the valley of the Red Deer River" to a point in township twenty-nine (29), range twenty (20), west of the fourth meridian, in the Province of Alberta, on the line of railway of the Canadian Northern Railway Company, with branches extending in a generally northeasterly direction from the said line along the valley of Berry Creek, a distance of not over twenty miles, and from the said line along the valley of Bull Pound Creek, a distance of not over twenty miles, and from the said line along the valley of Willow Creek, a distance of not over twenty miles, and from the said line along the valley of Michichi Creek, a distance of not over twenty miles, and a branch running in a generally westerly direction from the said line along the valley of Mitj win Creek to a point at or near Gem, thence south-westerly to a point at or near Bassano.

      5. The persons mentioned by name in the first section of this Act are hereby constituted provisional directors of the said company.

      6. The capital stock of the company shall be one million dollars ($1,000,000.00), and may be called up by the directors from time to time, as they deem necessary, but no one call shall exceed ten per cent. on the share subscribed.

      7. The annual general meeting of the shareholders shall be held on the first Tuesday in April in each year.

      8. At such meeting the subscribers for the capital stock assembled, who have paid all calls due on their shares, shall choose five persons to be directors of the company, one or more of whom may be paid directors of the company.

      9. The company may issue bonds, debentures or other securities to the extent of twenty thousand dollars per mile of the railway and branches, and such bonds, debentures or other securities may be issued only in proportion to the length of railway constructed or under contract to be constructed.

      10. The company may enter into an agreement with another company or companies for conveying or leasing to such company or companies the railway of the company hereby incorporated, in whole or in part, or any rights or powers acquired- under this Act, as also the surveys, plans, works, plant, material, machinery and other property to it belonging, or for an amalgamation with such company or companies, on such terms and conditions as are agreed upon and subject to such restrictions as to the directors seem fit; provided that such agreement has been first sanctioned by two-thirds of the votes at a special general meeting of the shareholders duly called for the purpose of considering the same, at which meeting shareholders representing at least two-thirds in value of the stock are present in person or represented by proxy, and that such agreement has also received the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

      11. The company shall, at all stations upon their railway, always permit the loading of grain into cars from farmers' vehicles or flat warehouses, subject to reasonable regulations to be made by the said company, and shall at all reasonable times afford proper facilities therefor.

      12. The company agrees to afford all reasonable facilities to any other railway company for the receiving and forwarding and delivery of traffic upon and from the line of railway belonging to or worked by such companies respectively, and the company shall not make or give undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to or in favour of any particular person or company or any particular description of traffic in any respect whatsoever, nor shall the company subject any particular person or company or any particular description of traffic, to any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage what- soever, and the said company shall afford all due and reasonable facilities for receiving and forwarding by its railways all the traffic arriving by such other railway or railways without any unreasonable delay, and without any such preference or advantage or prejudice or disadvantage as aforesaid, so that no obstruction is presented to the public desirous of using such railways as a continuous line of communication and so that all reasonable accommodation by means of the railways of the several companies is at all times afforded to, the public in that behalf, and any agreement made between the company and any other company or companies contrary to this agreement shall be null and void.

      13. The construction of the railway hereby authorized shall be commenced within two years and shall be completed within five years from the date of the coming into force of this Act.

      14. The company shall also have power for the purposes of its undertaking to construct and operate an electric telegraph line or lines along the said railway, and to construct and maintain such bridges as shall be necessary or convenient for the use of said railway, not being bridges over any navigable river or rivers, unless such bridge or bridges over such navigable rivers or waters has or have been authorized by the Governor General in Council.

      15. Provided, however, that nothing contained in this Act shall or will be construed as conferring on the company any right or power to operate a telegraph line, other than for the purpose of the company's internal business, or any right or power tà transact a public telephone business without express power or permission having first been obtained from the Minister of Railways and Telephones.

      An Act to incorporate The Red Deer Valley Railway Company. (Assented to April 5, 1917.)

      An Act to incorporate The Red Deer Valley Railway Company, SA 1917 c 56

      Annual Statutes of Alberta


  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 833.

    2. [S230] Census - Manitoba - 1901, Brandon Div 10 Pg 2.

    3. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Lorne Nelson Laidlaw
      Event Type: Birth
      Event Date: 06 Feb 1882
      Event Place: Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
      Registration Date: 1882
      Gender: Male
      Father's Name: Gideon B Laidlaw
      Mother's Name: Jennie Huber.

    4. [S2431] Census - Canada - 1891, Census Place: Brandon, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; Roll: T-6295; Family No: 168.
      G. B. Laidlaw 42 b. Ont. machinst
      Jennie 40
      C. W. 17
      H. A. 16
      S. M. 13
      E. J. 12
      L. N. 9
      Jessie 6/12 Manitoba
      Jennie 5/12

    5. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, H., America, N., Division, M., Hat, M., & Cemetery, H. (1882). Lorne Nelson Laidlaw (1882-1946) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 19 October 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99868033.

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jane Huber Born: Waterloo Age: 19 Father: Saml Huber Mother: Agnes Hall Born: abt 1851 Spouse: Gideon Laidlaw Age: 23 born: Galt Father: William Laidlaw Mother: Jane Peattie married 22 Jan 1870

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Brandon, , Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1946 - Medicine Hat, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, , Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
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