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

John Meldrum

Male Cal 1815 - 1889  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name John Meldrum 
    Born CALC 14 Feb 1815  , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1845  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1851  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presb. 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-232304 
    Died 1 Nov 1889  Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I232304  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Elspet Smith,   b. 1817, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Elspet "Elsie" Meldrum,   b. 14 Apr 1844, , Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1887  (Age 42 years)
     2. John Meldrum,   b. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Meldrum,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Meldrum,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alexander Meldrum,   b. 28 Feb 1852, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1911, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. George Meldrum,   b. 1854, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Peter Meldrum,   b. 1855, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Margaret Meldrum,   b. 1863, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F223677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • TATTON- Nov 1st. - Mr. John Meldrum, who lived on the 2nd Con. of Peel, after seven days' illness passed beyond the bourne whence there is no returning. The deceased was born on the estate of the Earl of Life? in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the year 1815. He with his wife immigrated to Canada in 1845 and with others of his countrymen settled in the County of Waterloo thereby aiding for many years to form a prominent and thrifty settlement. About 1876 he with his wife and family removed to the township of Peel and there acquired a comfortable home for himself and family. Mr. Meldrum was of a reserved and retiring disposition in later years and possessed of intelligence above the average. His fondness for everything British and especially the land of his nativity was marked. He was a lifelong Reformer and a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and to know him well was to like him more. He was highly esteemed in the community, and leaves a wife, four sons and several grandchildren to lament their sad bereavement.


      The Elmira Adverstizer 7 Nov 1889

  • Sources 
    1. [S1581] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851 Agricutural, Div. 2, Pg. 33.

    2. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 8.

    3. [S417] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Winterbourne Presbyterian CC#4597 Internet Link.
      In Memory of John Meldrum/ who died/ Nov. 1 Nov 1889/ aged 74 years, 8 mos., 18 d's./ The Pains of Death Are Past/ Labor and Sorrow Cease./ And Life's Long Warfare Closed at Last, / His Soul is Found In Peace [stone broken]

    4. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 1 Page 11.

    5. [S956] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Advertiser, "death notice of John Meldrum," 7 Nov 1889.
      STEFFLER. - On the 21st inst. , in Woolwich, Emanuel, son of George Steffler, aged 4 weeks

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 14 Feb 1815 - , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1845 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1851 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1889 - Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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