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

Rev. William Hector Rennelson

Male 1845 - 1876  (31 years)


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  • Name William Hector Rennelson 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 1845  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Student 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1874  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    minister of the Gospel 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-276194 
    Died 15 Feb 1876  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: consumption 2 years, 
    Buried Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I276194  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Hector Rennelson,   b. 1796, Halkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1848, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Grace Shiel,   b. 1804, Middleburn, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1887, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1827  Southdean, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F15185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara Harriet Morse,   b. 15 Jan 1845, Lockport, Niagara, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1932, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1874  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F44567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1845 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Student - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister of the Gospel - 1874 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1874 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption 2 years, - 15 Feb 1876 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • W. H. Rennelson, a fine scholar and promising minister of Christ, died in Hamilton whilst pastor of Knox's Church.


      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young


      ___________________________

      REV. WILLIAM H. RENNELSON, M.A.

      This talented young Minister, who gave great promise of future usefulness, was called to his award at the early age of thirty, after a short ministry of two years. Mr. Rennelson was a native of Galt. At a very early age he resolved to give himself to the office of the Ministry. Having passed through the Grammar School of his native town he pursued his course of preparatory study for his holy calling at the Toronto University and Knox College. At each of these institutions he took a foremost place among his fellow-students and won very high honours.

      In 1874, after rendering some valuable services in the mission field, he was ordained and inducted into the pastorate of Knox Church, Hamilton, where by his faithful, affectionate, and successful labours, as a pastor, he endeared himself very much to his own congregation, who deeply mourn their loss in his early death. About a year after his induction he was compelled by an affection of the lungs to discontinue the active discharge of his pastoral duties. Notwithstanding all that could be done by medical skill and change of air, he grew rapidly worse, until his brief career was terminated by death.


      Presbyterian Year Book for the Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland, Toronto, 1877

  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 26.

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11657 (1874), Rennelson-Morse.
      W. H. Rennelson, 29, res. Hamilton, b. Galt, occ. minister of the gospel, s/o Hector and Grace Rennelson married Clara H. Morse, 29, res. Toronto, b. Lockport, N. Y., d/o Chas. H. & Lauretta Morse, married 8 Sep 1874 Toronto

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, (2018). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 7 December 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160113933/william-h_-rennelson.
      Rev William H. Rennelson
      BIRTH1845
      Galt, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
      DEATH15 Feb 1876 (aged 30\endash 31)
      Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada
      BURIAL
      Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium
      Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Wm. Hector Rennelson, d. 15 Feb 1876 Toronto, aged 30y, 9m, clergyman, b. Galt, cause: consumption 2 years,

    5. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11806-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067952, 0102302.
      Name: Hector Rennelson Name: Jean Shiel Event Date: 21 Dec 1827 Event Place: Southdean, Roxburgh, Scotland [believe original is in error and should read Grace]