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

Mayor Alexander Mackay Edwards, MP[1]

Male 1872 - 1938  (66 years)


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  • Name Alexander Mackay Edwards 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Suffix MP 
    Born 6 Apr 1872  Bothwell, Zone Twp., Kent Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Chemist 
    Occupation 1905  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Druggist 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Retail Druggist, Drug Store 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office 1925 
    Member of Parliament 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/239184325 
    Interesting business, druggist, politics, 
    Name A. M. Edwards 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-207928 
    Died 3 Jun 1938  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Acute Bronchitis - Cerebral Thrombosis 
    Buried 6 Jun 1938  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I207928  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father Charles Edwards,   b. CA 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Annie MacKay,   b. 1852,   d. 1941  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F269694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura May Clare,   b. 10 Mar 1880, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1952  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 26 Apr 1905  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Margrata Clare Edwards,   b. 2 Jan 1907, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1961  (Age 54 years)
     2. Lieutenant-Colonel George Alexander Mackay Edwards, MP,   b. 2 Oct 1908, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1960, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F269693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alexander MacKay Edwards
    Alexander MacKay Edwards

  • Notes 
    • EDWARDS, Alexander McKay, M.P.

      In Galt on Friday, June 3, 1938, at his late residence, 142 Blair Road, Alexander McKay Edwards, M.P., beloved husband of Laura M. Clare, in his sixty-fourth year. Private service at his late residence, on Monday, June 6, at 11 a.m. (S.T.), Remains will than rest in Knox Presbyterian Church, until 2: 30 p.m. (S.T.). when a public service will be held. Interment in Mount View Cemetery, Galt.

      Kitchener Daily Record 4 Jun 1938 pg 15

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      Alexander MacKay Edwards was born in Bothwell 6 Apr 1872, the son of Charles Edwards and Annie MacKay. Educated in Bothwell and at Glencoe he completed his formal educations at the Ontario College of Pharmacy. About 1900 he opened the White Drug Store which later became Meikleham's Pharmacy. In 1912 he sold the drug store and created the Galt Stove and Furnace Co. and served as president. He served on Galt council, reeve and mayor. He was elected to represent Waterloo South in the House of Commons in 1925.

      Cambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 019194-05.
      Alexander Mckay Edwards, 32, Occ. Occ. Druggist, b. Bothwell, Res. Galt, son of Charles Edwards & Anna Mckay married Laura May Clare, 25, b. Preston, Res. Preston, daughter of G.A. Clare & Katharine Fink, Witn: A.N.W. Clare & Erington Pattinson Both of Preston, 26 April 1905 in Preston

    2. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 14.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 10.

    4. [S2858] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Alexander Mackay Edwards/ April 6. 1872-June 3. 1938 /

    5. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 034650 (1938).
      Name:Edwards Alexander McKay Gender:Male Age:64 Birth Date:abt 1874 Birth Place:Bothwell Death Date:3 Jun 1938 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Charles Edwards Mother:Annie McKay

    6. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      Alexander Mackay Edwards/ April 6. 1872-June 3. 1938 /

    7. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 019194 (1905).
      Name:Alexander Mckay Edwards Age:32 Birth Year:abt 1873 Birth Place:Bothwell, Ontario Marriage Date:26 Apr 1905 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Chas Edwards Mother:Anna McKay Spouse:Laura May Clare

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1872 - Bothwell, Zone Twp., Kent Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chemist - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Druggist - 1905 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Apr 1905 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail Druggist, Drug Store - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Acute Bronchitis - Cerebral Thrombosis - 3 Jun 1938 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Jun 1938 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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