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Georgina D. Fyfe[1]

Female Cal 1806 - 1897  (~ 91 years)


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  • Name Georgina D. Fyfe 
    Born CALC 25 Mar 1806  Leith, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Name Georgina D. Fisher 
    Residence 1829  Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1851  Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of Scotland 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of Scotland 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-254279 
    Died 25 Dec 1897  Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I254279  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Alexander Fisher,   b. 18 Jan 1803, Galashiels, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1858, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Fyfe Fisher,   b. 28 Jun 1829, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jean Fisher,   b. 28 Apr 1832, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Stewart Fisher,   b. 1835, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alice L. Fisher,   b. 1837, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jessie Fisher,   b. 27 Oct 1840, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Angus Barton Fisher,   b. 1844, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Margaret "Maggie" Fisher,   b. 11 Sep 1848, Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1929, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. James Fisher,   b. 26 Jun 1850, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F228893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MRS. ALEX FISHER To recall the life of someone whom we have known out of the dim shades of the memory into the light of the present consciousness is like invoking a rich benediction upon the soul. It is like the smell of violets in the early spring, or of heliotrope and fragrant roses in the summer, or of hyacinths in midwinter. It is exceedingly refreshing and invigorating. It carries into our present experience a fresh inspiration and a new girding with power, and a higher motive to live more worthily. So we feel as we recall the beautiful and quiet career of Mrs. Fisher. She was one of those charming personalities who carry with them a rich glow of kind, loving feeling, and a motherly warmness of heart and a healthy, heartsome, decisive religiousness of spirit. She was religious with the consent of her whole being, and of large intelligence in the ways of God. A great reader of religious books. Her heart was not walled in, but overflowed with generous and tender affection. It was an unspeakable pleasure to visit her, and hear her narrate her experiences; and that is a precious coin, always current among the godly. She took great delight in gospel truth, and was a beautiful exponent of it in her own mild, sweet nature, and in the lovely and attractive life she lived. She seemed to dwell in the secret place of the Most High, and to abide under the shadow of the Almighty. We cannot forget her sweet Christian contentment, her bright, cheery countenance, enlivened by thought and made beautiful by true piety, her dignified repose of character, that seemed always sufficient for itself, Whatever earthly fountains might supply her with, it was evident that she drew most from those above. Whatever the nether springs afforded, her main reliance was upon the upper springs; and these never run dry. She spent her last years with Mrs. Robertson in Woodstock, where I had the happiness of calling on her frequently, and she was still the same that she had been before, engaged in reading some spiritual book that fed her soul with heavenly manna, conversing with delight upon the great themes of the higher Christian life, seeking zealously greater conformity to Christ, and spending the time in prayer and pious meditation. She loved God's house, and never failed to appear there when she could. And when failing strength hindered her from going there, she often mourned the loss she deeply felt. The house of God meant much to her, was much to her, as it is to all who are truly spiritual. The Bible, which holds the chief place there, held the chief place in her regard. She loved other good books, but this best of all. She had stored her memory with it. One day near the end, when sight had failed and she could no longer see to read, her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Taylor, called and asked, "What are you doing this morning, mother?" "Oh," she said, "I am going through Nehemiah." She was reading it from the tablet of her memory where it was in scribed long before. The Lord, in his love, satisfied all her longings and hungerings after better things, as he said to her, "Come up higher," and the lovely, saintly soul entered into the presence of the King to see Him and be like Him, and to crown Him Lord of all.

      Ebenezer: A History of the Central Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, with brief sketches of some of its members who have passed on the the other side, The Rev. James A. R. Dickson

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      George Fyfe Fisher b. Scotland res: Galt Age: 38 born abt 1829 father: Alexander Fisher mother: Georgina Fyfe married Margaret Weir Age:: 21 born abt 1846 b. Scotland Spouse res: Galt father: James Thomson mother: Jane Fraser married 4 Oct 1867 county: Waterloo

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 38.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 30.

    4. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 3 Page 38.

    5. [S1814] Census - Scotland - 1851, Castleton; ED: 10; Page: 1; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1851_200; Year: 1851.
      Alexander Fisher 48 b. Galashiels, Selkirk. Occupation: Schoolmaster of Castleton
      Georgina D. 45 b. Leith, Midlothian
      Jane 18 b. Castleton, Scotland
      Thomas S. 14
      Alice 13
      Angus Barton 8
      Margaret 2

    6. [S2857] aaaaCemetery - On., Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View.
      In memory of/ Alexander FISHER/ formerly of Newcastleton/ Roxburghshire Scotland/ born at Galashiels/ Jan'y 18, 1803/ died at Galt Jan'y 19, 1858/ Georgina FYFE/ relict of the above/ who died at Woodstock/ Dec'r 25 ,1897/ aged 91 yrs & 9 mos/ Fallen asleep in Christ/ Sleep they last sleep free from care and sorrow/ Rest where none weep till the eternal morrow [broken off, lying flat in the ground July 2014]

    7. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11784-4 System Origin: Scotland-VR GS Film number: 1067933 Reference ID: 2:189QDNQ.
      George Fisher chr. 11 Sep 1829 Castleton, Roxburgh, Scotland, b. 28 Jun 1829 c/o Alexander Fisher & Georgina Fyfe

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 25 Mar 1806 - Leith, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1829 - Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Castleton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1897 - Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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