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

William Goldie McRae

Male 1874 - 1911  (37 years)


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  • Name William Goldie McRae 
    Born 13 Aug 1874  Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-195039 
    Died 24 Sep 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Coronary Tuberculosis (2 years) 
    Buried 27 Sep 1911  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I195039  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Peter McRae,   b. 27 Jan 1843, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1913, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Helen Emond,   b. 11 Apr 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1868 
    Family ID F15123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Cut Off In His Prime - This week the community joins the family of Mr. Peter MacRae in mourning the death of his third son, William G., who was cut off in his prime at the earyl age of 37 years. Born at Green field in 1874, he spent 30 years of his life in and about Ayr and was respected and esteemed as a good citizen. Seven years ago he went to seek his fortune in the North west, settling at McLean, Sask. A year since he contacted pneumonia and was placed in the hospital at Indian Head, to which point his mother and sister Jessie hastened and succeeded in nursing him through a severe illness, but his vitality had been sapped and a gradual decline in health followed. At Christmas he returned to Ayr and was carefully nursed, but on Sunday evening the vital spark fled its tenement of clay. Besides his father and mother, the brothers and sisters who survive are - Robert E. and Jessie A. at home, and Norman J., Bella and Margaret in Toronto. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, interment being made in the Ayr cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. C. I. Ellison. The pallbearers were Messrs. Thos. Turnbull, Hugh McCartney, Wm. Leithhead, Robert Anderson, Alex Matheson and D. Cutherbertson.

      The Ayr News Sep 28 1911 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 4.

    2. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 8.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] MacRae/ Peter MacRae/ 1843 - 1913/ Helen Emond/ his wife/ 1844 - 1930/ Norman J. MacRae/ 1881 - 1947/ Jessie A. MacRae/ 1872 - 1948
      [Back/West] Isabel/ 1876 - 1948/ Margaret/ 1878 - 1953/ Robert E./ 1870 - 1934/ William G./ 1874 - 1911/ John/ 1868 - 1874/ children of/ Peter & Helen MacRae

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Aug 1874 - Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Coronary Tuberculosis (2 years) - 24 Sep 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Sep 1911 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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