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

Robert Strang

Male 1833 - 1900  (67 years)


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  • Name Robert Strang 
    Born 7 Dec 1833  Montreal, Ile De Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    clerk 
    • Lived with John & Elisabeth Roos.
    Occupation 1858  Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    merchant 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Agent 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Merchant 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    insurance agent 
    Religion 1881  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Canadian Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-268289 
    Died 10 Dec 1900  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I268289  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Struthers Strang,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet Ferrie,   d. 1852, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Chep,   b. CALC 2 Jul 1839, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1875, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Children 
     1. James S. Strang,   b. 1856, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert Ferrie Strang,   b. 13 Nov 1861, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1863, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Janet Strang,   b. CALC 21 Mar 1864,   d. 23 Nov 1874, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
     4. Janet Charlotte Strang,   b. 1 Jul 1865, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1866, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Robert Strang,   b. 1 Jul 1868, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1906, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     6. Reginald Strang,   b. Jun 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F231802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert Strang (1833-1900) Insurance agent.

      Born at Montreal, Quebec on 7 December 1833, the oldest son of Struthers and Janet Strang, brother of Andrew Strang. He was educated at the Jesuit College in Montreal then, at the age of 16, he moved to Waterloo County, Ontario to manage a grist and saw mill belonging to his uncle. In 1871 he came to the Red River Settlement and established a general agency for several Ontario manufacturing and supply firms. Several years later he turned to the insurance business which he continued up to the time of his death.

      He was married twice. A daughter from his first marriage was married to E. G. Pennock of Rat Portage, Ontario. With second wife Henrietta (1844-?) he had two sons, Robert Strang and Reginald Strang (b 1870). He served for several years as a Winnipeg city alderman, as vice-president and president of the Manitoba Board of Fire Underwriters, a director of the first hail insurance company, and president of the St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church.

      He died at his Winnipeg home, 82 Carlton Street, on 10 December 1900.

      Memorable Manitobans: https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/strang_r2.shtml 2013

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 12.

    2. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 1 Page 3.

    3. [S462] Census - Manitoba - 1881, District 183 Selkirk Winnipeg pg 48.
      Robert Strang 47 Quebec, C. Pres. insurance agent
      Henietta 38, Ontario
      James S. 23,
      Robert 12
      Racheline 11
      Henrietta 6

    4. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 26.

    5. [S720] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Doon - Doon Presbyterian, communicant's roll book; Doon Presbyterian Church (Doon, Ontario).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1833 - Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - clerk - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1858 - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Agent - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presb. - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - insurance agent - 1881 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Canadian Presbyterian - 1881 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Dec 1900 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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