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

William Douglas[1]

Male 1808 - 1893  (85 years)


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  • Name William Douglas 
    Born 1808  , Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presb. 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-234797 
    Died 28 Jan 1893  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Cause: Heart Disease 
    Buried 31 Jan 1893  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I234797  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Douglas,   b. Abt 1770, of, Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F34405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Shaw,   b. 1809, Alloa, , Clackmannan, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1858  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. James E. Douglas,   b. 24 Sep 1843, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jennet Douglas,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. William Alexander Douglas,   b. CALC 8 Sep 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F224233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Christina,   b. 1831, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F233553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MR. DOUGLAS DEATH

      Heart-Failure the Cause of his Sudden Taking-off


      One by one the pioneers of Galt district are passing from our midst. The large number of deaths of old residents of late years, has been remarkable. This week it is our sad duty to record the death of Mr. Wm. Douglas, George St. Mr. Douglas went into the store of Mr. Jesse Welland on Saturday evening and on entering said, "Maun Jesse !, I have an awful pain in my breast, let me sit down awhile." Mr. Welland hastened to furnish him with a chair and asked him if he could do anything for him. Mr. Douglas reply being "Oh, no; the pain will go away as soon as I get rested." A little later Mr. Welland asked him if the pain was gone and he replied, "No; but I maun be going, as Janet and Teenie will be waiting on me." He then bade Mr. Welland good-night and went home. Twenty minutes later he was dead, the cause of death being heart failure. The deceased gentleman was a member of the Central Presbyterian church and on of our most respected citizens. He had always enjoyed the best of health, and his son states, that he never remembers his father having a doctor. Had he lived he would have been 86 years old in July. He came to Canada from Northumberland, Eng., in 1837, the year of the Rebellion, his brother David, who was killed on the C. P. R. a few years ago, having preceeded him here by two years. He was accompanied by his brother, John, father of T. C. and John Douglas; Thomas, who at one time kept the Albion hotel and later lived in Preston and Stratford, where he died; James, who died about 20 years ago and Mrs. John Henry, of Bright, also dead and settled on the farm originally located by Alex. Fairbairn, in North Dumfries, which he owned at the time of his death and which is occupied by his grandson, W. J. Douglas. About the year 1842, he was married to Miss Margaret Shaw from Clachmannanshire, Scotland and had a family of three, James E. Douglas, of Dumfries; Janet, now Mrs. Geo. Thompson, Bright and William, who died 14 years ago. His first wife died 34 years ago and he was married again, 9 years later, to Mrs. Drummond, of Galt. Fortunately his daughter, Mrs. Thompson, arrived a few days ago on a visit and was here at the time of his death. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, to Mount View cemetery and was largely attended.

      The Weekly Reformer 3 Feb 1893 pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      James Douglas b. North Dumfries res: North Dumfries Age: 22 born abt 1843 father: William Douglas mother: Mrs. William Douglas married Martha Common Age:: 22 born abt 1843 b. North Dumfries Spouse res: North Dumfries father: John Common married 28 Dec 1865 county: Waterloo

    2. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 16.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 6 Page 48.

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Margaret Shaw/ wife of/ William Douglas/ a native of/ Alloa, Stirlingshire, Scot./ who died/ June 25,1858/ aged 49 years/ also their son/ William Alex./ who died/ Apr.8,1879/ aged 23 years/ and 7 months

    5. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 4.

    6. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 017712 (1893).
      Name:William Douglas Gender:Male Age:85 Birth Date:abt 1808 Birth Place:Anthumbland, England Death Date:18 Jan 1893 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Heart Disease

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1808 - , Northumberland Co., England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease - 28 Jan 1893 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Jan 1893 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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