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John Orchard[1]

Male 1795 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John Orchard 
    Born 1795  , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  Callington, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    merchant tailor 
    Residence 1859  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-159631 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I159631  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Father Orchard,   b. Abt 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F32030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Martin,   b. 1802, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Jan 1824  North Petherwin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Orchard,   b. 12 Dec 1824, North Petherwin, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Simon Orchard,   b. 1833, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nathaniel Orchard,   b. 1835, , Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1910, Medora and Wood Township, Muskoka District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Elizabeth Orchard,   b. 1837, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F39899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The first great fire in Galt took place in 1851. The buildings on Main Street were then chiefly wooden, more especially on the south side where the long and handsome Granite Block now stands. The fire broke out in the store carried on by one McKinnon, and soon all that portion of the street was in flames, The fire engines were worked with a will, but they were powerless against such a mass of flame as soon arose. Messrs Peter Cook, Alex. H. Mowat, R. McKinnon, Andrew Elliott, John McVenn, Robert Wallace all well-remembered names were among those burned out on the occasion. *


      *The Granite Block which replaced these buildings was abo destroyed by fire in 1862. The fire originated from a barrel of Naptha in Fleming A Robinson's grocery, and in consequuence of having a lighted lamp brought too close to it. It occurred about seven o'clock on Saturday evening, the 31st May, 1862, and the fire spread with unprecedented rapidity. The following shops were destroyed: Fleming & Robinson, groceries; John Fleming, books and stationery; William Frier, dry goods; John Orchard tailor and clothier; R. S. Strong, drugs and chemicals; William Kerr, boots and shoes. Besides these establishments, the buildings of Mr. Robert Wallace, and the stocks of Messrs. W. H. Job, Wm. Prest, Angus Polson, Taylor & Green, and George West, were injured by removal, or otherwise. The losses were very heavy

      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose Pg. 220

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] Vit - ON, Oxford - Oxford County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Nathaniel Orchard Birth Date: 1835 Birthplace: England Age: 24 Spouse's Name: Elizabeth May Spouse's Birth Date: 1835 Spouse's Birthplace: England Spouse's Age: 24 Event Date: 01 Jan 1859 Event Place: Wesleyan Methodist Church, Nissouri Father's Name: John Orchard Mother's Name: Elizabeth Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas May Spouse's Mother's Name: Mary

    2. [S2383] Census - England - 1841, Callington, Cornwall, England pg 19.

    3. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 27 Jul 1859.
      Elizabeth Broad died 12 Jul 1859 In Galt; age 55 yrs. At the residence of her brother, John Orchard. Wife of Thomas Broad.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1795 - , Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1824 - North Petherwin, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - Callington, , Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant tailor - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1859 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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