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

George Thompson[1]

Male 1831 - 1885  (54 years)


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  • Name George Thompson 
    Born 23 Jun 1831  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1844  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0797.1 
    Died 24 Jul 1885  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15271  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Family Sarah Bechtel,   b. 29 Mar 1835, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1901, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1853  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Thompson
     2. Mary Thompson,   b. 25 May 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1928, Waldo Twp, Lake, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Isabella C. "Bella" Thompson,   b. 3 Dec 1857, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1946, Two Harbors, Lake, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thompson,   b. 1861, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F4118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following has been forwarded to us in a copy of the Grand Rapids, (Mich.) Daily Eagle, of date July 24: - "George Thomson, whose death is announced today, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 23, 1831. The family came to this country in 1843 and stayed in Western New York, whence, in the following year he removed to Canada. In 1853 he married Sarah Bechtel. From there he came to Grand Rapids in 1860 and engaged in the bakery business in the Squier block on Canal street. Giving that up in 1865, he followed the occupation of bookkeeper and general clerk for about two years, and then for about three years was engaged in the grocery trade. In 1870 he entered the real estate business, in which he continued until disabled by is final illness. He served in the Common Council in 1878-9 when he was active in advancing the improvement of Crescent Park. He was one of the founders of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, of which he continued a faithful member during life. He leaves a wife and four daughters.

      Galt Reporter Aug 21 1885 pg 1

  • 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..., 221.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, F., America, N., County, K., Rapids, G., & Cemetery, F. (1831). George Thompson (1831-1885) - Find A Grave... Retrieved 15 August 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113622502/george-thompson.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1831 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1844 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1853 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jul 1885 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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