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A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Frederick Gourlay Millar

Male 1810 - 1887  (77 years)


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  • Name Frederick Gourlay Millar 
    Born 6 Apr 1810  Lewiston, Niagara, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Business New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New Dundee Grist Mill 
    New Dundee Grist Mill
    New Dundee Grist Mill
    Constructed 1847 - destroyed 1960
    Name Fred Millar 
    Name Frederick Miller 
    Name Friedrich Miller  [2
    Residence 1835  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1852  New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-241078 
    Died 6 Sep 1887  Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Cause: Old Age 
    Buried Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I241078  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Alexander Millar,   b. 1766, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Lewiston, Niagara, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Janet Gourlay,   b. 1769,   d. 1822, Lewiston, Niagara, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1790  Dundee, Forfar, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F17030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Henderson,   b. 1812, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1835  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mayor Alexander M. Millar, Q. C.,   b. 4 Nov 1835, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1918, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Allan Henderson Millar,   b. 28 May 1838, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1910, West Covina, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. William Gourlay Millar,   b. 13 May 1841, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1912, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Frederick Millar,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1860, Port Dover, Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     5. Isabella Millar,   b. 1848,   d. 1920, , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F14875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT - The Berlin News says: "The intelligence reached here on Thursday that Mr. Fred. G. Millar had died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Lloyd Jones, in Burford. Deceased not long ago visited his son here, Mr. Alex. Millar, and appeared as active and hearty as a man of fifty, though we should judge he must have been at least eighty years old when he died. He was one of the first residents of Berlin, and for many years carried on a store business where the market now stands. He the, about thirty-five years ago, moved to New Dundee, where he built the mills and for some years carried on an extensive business. After disposing of that extensive property he moved to the county of Norfolk to engage in farm life. For a number of his late years he has lived retired from all active pursuits and seems to have spent a peaceful and contented old age and died respected and honored, not only by his large number of children and grand-children, but by all who knew him".

      Dumfries Reformer Sep 15 1887

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      ...In the year 1832 Frederick G. Millar came to Ontario and settled in Berlin, where he engaged in general merchandising for a number of years. In 1847 he removed to Wilmot and established the flouring mills at New Dundee, where he was identified with milling and general mercantile interests for a long period or up to the time of his retirement from active business life....


      A History of Ontario: its resources and development

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 15 Sep 1887.
      06 Sep 1887 Frederick Gourlay Millar, formerly a resident of Berlin, died in Burford, Brant County at age of 78 years.

    2. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Alexander Miller son of Friedrich and Isabella nee Henderson, born 4 Nov 1835, bapt. 30 oct 1836, sponsors: parents

    3. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 6 Apr 1839:15.
      last Monday Mathilde, little daughter of Michael Meyer, died in Wilmot Twp at the age of 4 years, 2 weeks.

    4. [S26] Lower Canada Marriage Bonds (1779-1858), C-6784.
      Name of Future Husband: MILLER, Frederick Res: Waterloo Township, Halton County Name of Future Wife: HENDERSON, Isabella Res: Dumfries Township, Halton County Reference: RG 5 B9 Volume: 30 Bond Number: 4772 Date: 1835-01-24

    5. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), Death of old resident - Sep 15 1887.

    6. [S2180] Scotland - Old Parochial Register Extract Form.
      Dundee Parish, Forfar, Contracted Parties Alex' Millar Mercht. and Janet Gourlay daughter of Willm. Gourlay both in this parish married 22 Mar 1790

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1810 - Lewiston, Niagara, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - New Dundee Grist Mill - - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1835 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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