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

Robert Miller Crozier

Male Cal 1862 - 1911  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Robert Miller Crozier 
    Born CALC 16 Apr 1862  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune killed in train wreck 
    Occupation 1898  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Blacksmith 
    Misfortune 1911 
    killed in train accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-170316 
    Died 4 Feb 1911  Richwood, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Killed in Train Wreck 
    Buried 7 Feb 1911  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I170316  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Family Margaret Jamieson,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1933, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1898  Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F49541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In the death of Mr. Crozier, Drumbo was sorely afflicted. The deceased was also well known in Ayr. In fact his mortal remains are now lying in the Ayr cemetery, interment having been made here on Tuesday afternoon. He was the only passenger killed and was returning home from Paris, where he had been called to attend to this duties as turnip inspector. After the accident had occurred, Randolph Kennedy, another passenger from Drumbo, who was practically unhurt, phoned to his wife that he was safe, but did not say anything about Crozier, as at that time it was not sure that the latter was among the dead, so Mrs. Crozier did not learn the truth until 2 am on Sunday morning.

      Crozier's body was burned to a cinder, but beside the remains were found his watch and his turnip knives.

      Before the accident, the unfortunate man was sitting in the smoking compartment, directly behind the mail coach, and was this crashed in and telescoped he was caught in the trap. Another passenger, a seat or two behind, heard a man should "Oh, I'm fast, help me," and a few moments later "it's all up." This cry probably came from Crozier. He leaves a widow but no children. Other Drumbo passengers who escaped unhurt were Gordon Prentice and George Hunt.

      On Saturday night Mrs. Crozier was at the depot to meet her husband, along with several others, and when an engine went east she remarked that the west bound train must be late. Mr. Newman, the agent, thought the engine would back in on the switch and when told that it had gone on he showed by the expression of his face that he feared there would be trouble, as he had been informed that the express had left Paris. It was not very long until someone noticed a fire in the east, and it was soon learned that there had been an accident.

      About ten o'clock a phone message came that there had been a collision and the train had burned up, but that all the Drumbo passengers were safe, and four people had been killed. Mr. Rand. Kennedy telephoned to Mrs. Kennedy that he was all right. He did not say that Mr. crozier was killed, thinking it wise not to do so. This rather relieved Mrs. Crozier's anxiety, and she did not know unit two o'clock on Sunday morning, when the train arrived. The greatest sympathy is being extended to her in her deep affliction.

      Ayr News Feb 9 1911 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Crozier/ In memory of/ Robert M. Crozier/ died Feb. 7, 1911/ In his 49th year/ his wife/ Margaret Jamieson/ died Mar. 29, 1933/ In Her 73rd year

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Robert Crozier Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1863 Age at Death: 48 Death Date: 4 Feb 1911 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Robert Miller Crozier Age: 37 Birth Date: abt 1861 Marriage Date: 8 Oct 1898 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Thomas Crozier Mother: Catherine Miller Spouse: Margaret Jamieson Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1861 Spouse Father: Alexander Jamieson Spouse Mother: Margaret Waldie

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 16 Apr 1862 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1898 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1898 - Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Feb 1911 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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