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

George W. Muirhead[1]

Male 1840 - 1878  (37 years)


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  • Name George W. Muirhead 
    Born 23 Sep 1840  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Watch Maker 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Wesley Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-253556 
    Died 1 Aug 1878  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Lacon, Marshall, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I253556  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Muirhead,   b. Abt 1811,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Jane Van Every,   b. 1808, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1900, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F228747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John Muirhead,   b. Abt 1811,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Family ID F267424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Colona Rogers,   b. CA 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Dec 1864  [1
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F267425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1840 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watch Maker - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesley Methodist - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1878 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lacon, Marshall, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Marries Colona Rogers Dec 19 1866 in Lacon, Illinois, USA.

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      In Chicago, on the 1st of August, Mr. Geo. Muirhead, Jeweller, formerly of Galt, second son of the late John Muirhead.

      Galt Reporter - Aug 9 1878, pg 3

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      George, W. Muirhead died at his residence in the city of Chicago, Ill., at 7 o'clock; a.m., August 1st, of congestion of the brain. It is thought by his friends that the disease was occasioned by a partial sun stroke, which the deceased received about a week prior to his death. He remained unconscious, with the exception, of a few minutes, during the whole of his sickness, which continued but two days. The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Lacon, of the rank of Past Grand. From the time he was taken sick every care and attention was bestowed upon him by the fraternity at Chicago, by whom his remains were sent to Lacon, and buried by Lacon Lodge, with all the honors of the order. Mr. Muirhead was born at Guelph, Ontario, Sept. 23rd; 1840. He came to Lacon in 1864, and has lived here with the exception of a few months, from that time up to June 20th, 1877, when he moved with his family to Chicago. On the 19th of December, 1864, Mr. Muirhead was married to Miss Colona Rogers, daughter of the late Dr. R.B. Rogers, of Lacon. The deceased was a man of gentlemanly deportment and equable disposition, and by his death his wife loses a kind and affectionate husband, his children a loving and indulgent father, the order to which he belonged worthy member, and the community in which he lived a valuable citizen. Lacon Home Journal.

      Galt Reporter - Oct 4 1878, pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of George W. Muirhead - 4 Oct 1878, pg 3.

    2. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 24.

    3. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of George Muirhead - 9 Aug 1878, pg 3.