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

Walter Leithead

Male 1854 - 1922  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Walter Leithead 
    Born Jan 1854  , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1876  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 36, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Teamster 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1906  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    teamster 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Framing - odd jobs 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1922  Gibson St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-195752 
    Died 5 Jan 1922  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Apoplexy with Paralysis 3 years 11 months-Pneumonia 4 days 
    Buried Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I195752  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family 1 Helen Fulton,   b. 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1876  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Leithead,   b. 13 Feb 1876, Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1952, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F30595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jessie Elizabeth Reid,   b. CALC 7 Nov 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1887, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1884  Brantford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F34034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Annie Lynch,   b. 20 Mar 1848, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1930, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1906  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F186952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1854 - , New York State, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1876 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 36, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1876 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teamster - 1906 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Framing - odd jobs - 1911 - 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: Apoplexy with Paralysis 3 years 11 months-Pneumonia 4 days - 5 Jan 1922 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Death of Walter Leithead

      A resident of 50 years standing, in the person of Walter Leithead, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 5 a.m., after an illness of about four years. He was born in New York State, of Scotch parentage, and came to Ontario in his boyhood, settling at Kincardine, where, after growing up, he engaged in farming. At the age of 20 he moved to Ayr and continued to reside here until his death. He was three times married, his surviving widow's maiden name being Annie Lynch. One son by an earlier marriage (William Leithead of North Dumfries) also survives. Besides these he is survived by four brothers - David, James, Thomas and John of Kincardine district - and three sisters: Mrs. Sanders, Detroit; Mrs. Plette, Chicago, and Mrs. Reed, Sault Ste. Marie.

      Deceased was well and favorably known throughout the community, possessing a big, sympathetic heart and a robust constitution, his last illness being the result of a stroke.

      The funeral took place from his late residence, Gibson street, on Saturday, to the Paris cemetery.

      Two brothers and a sister, Thomas and John and Mrs. Sanders, attended the obsequies.

      Ayr News Jan 12 1922 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 23.

    2. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 17.

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 4957 (1906), Leithead-Lynch.
      Walter Leithead, teamster of Ayr, Birth Place: NY Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1856 Father Name: Alexander Leithead Mother Name: Ellen Hutchinson Spouse Name: Ann Lynch, residence Ayr, Spouse's Age: 48 Spouse Birth Place: Ayr Spouse Father Name: Thos Lynch Spouse Mother Name: Marcella Whyte Marriage Date: 20 Jan 1906 Marriage Location: Brant, Paris

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Walter Leithead
      Event Type: Death
      Event Date: 05 Jan 1922
      Event Place: Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario
      Gender: Male
      Age: 68
      Birth Date: 1853
      Birthplace: United States
      Burial Date: 07 Jan 1922
      Burial Place: R.C. Cemetery, Paris, Ont.
      Father's Name: Alex Leithead b. Scotland
      Mother's Name: Helen Hutchison b. Scotland
      Residence: Gibson St. Ayr
      Buried Paris


      Reference ID: yr 1922 cn 32549

    5. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Helen Fulton Watler Leithhead," 10 Oct 1876.