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Thomas Blacklock Saunders

Male 1837 - 1908  (70 years)


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  • Name Thomas Blacklock Saunders 
    Born 1 Aug 1837  Dryfesdale, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lived with Thomas & Mary Blacklock.
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Saddler 
    Residence 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Free Church 
    Residence 1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-253782 
    Died Apr 1908  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wroxeter, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I253782  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Father James Saunders,   b. 1805, Lockerbie, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1874, Howick Twp., Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Margaret Blacklock,   b. 1807, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1858, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Family ID F40327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Agnes Ross,   b. 1840, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Mar 1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Thomas Finley Saunders,   b. 25 Mar 1865, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1941, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Adam John Saunders,   b. 22 Feb 1870, Wroxeter, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F38533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. T. SAUNDERS.

      The citizens of our village were shocked on Monday morning to hear of the death of Mr. Thos. Saunders, who has been spending the winter with his son, A. J. Saunders, druggist.

      The sad event happened during the absence of the latter, who was in Toronto on a short business trip.

      Deceased, who was apparently in good health on the day previous, failed to put in an appearance at the store on Monday morning, and as time passed and he had not been seen to leave the house, an entrance was effected, and the old gentleman found in bed, life apparently having been extinct for some time. The doctor was immediately summoned and expressed the opinion that he had passed away in his sleep during the night, heart disease being the cause of death. He had suffered lately from several attacks of heart weakness, though his appearance suggested nothing but the most robust health. The remains were conveyed to the old home town of Roxeter [sic], Huron county, on Tuesday evening, for interment the following day.

      During the past few months deceased had become a well-known and revered figure on our village streets, his youthful activity and upright bearing attracting general admiration. He had ever a cheerful word for all with whom he came in contact, and his genial face will be greatly.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf, April 23, 1908

      The remains of the late Thomas B. Saunders, Esq., who expired suddenly in this village Monday morning of last week were taken to Milverton on Tuesday evening, and forwarded to Wroxeter where interment took place on Wednesday. The deceased gentleman was born in Galt where he learned the harness-making trade. In early life he established himself in Wroxeter, building up a large harness business which he conducted successfully for many years. He was connected with public affairs in Wroxeter, being reeve of that village for many years and a prominent member of the Huron County Council. On the death of his wife a few years ago, he sold his business to his elder son, since which time he has lived a retired life, spending his time with his children at Sault Ste. Marie, Toronto and here in Wellesley. His character was one of sterling integrity and strict up rightness and was widely known in Huron County. In politics he was a staunch Liberal and had he chosen a political life could have been the representative of East Huron in parliament.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf, April 30, 1908

      Obituary is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website.

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 14.

    2. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 28.

    3. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11820-4 System Origin: Scotland-VR GS Film number: 1067958 Reference ID: 2:160WWZS.
      Thomas Blacklock Sanders b. 1 Aug 1837 Dryfesdale, Dumfries, Scotland, s/o James Sanders & Margaret Blacklock

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Thomas B. Sanders Birth Place: Scotland Residence: Galt Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838 Father Name: James Mother Name: Margaret Spouse Name: Annie Ross Spouse's Age:23 Spouse Birth Year: abt 1841 Spouse Birth Place: Quebec Spouse Residence: Galt Spouse Father Name: Findlay Spouse Mother Name: Martha Marriage Date: 18 Mar 1864 Marriage County Waterloo

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1837 - Dryfesdale, Dumfries, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saddler - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 1908 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wroxeter, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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