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

Archibald Ramsey Hogg

Male 1849 - 1878  (28 years)


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  • Name Archibald Ramsey Hogg 
    Born 1 Dec 1849  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Free Church 
    Misfortune 1878 
    killed in Railway Accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-28401 
    Died 9 Oct 1878  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28401  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father James Smith Hogg,   b. 1822, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Barbara Ramsay,   b. 1817, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F7413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father James Smith Hogg,   b. 1822, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F256143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Euphemia Kerr,   b. 28 Jun 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Bessie Dodds Kerr,   b. 3 Mar 1878, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F15872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Deplorable Railway Accident - A most distressing accident occurred on the Galt and Guelph Railway on Wednesday afternoon last, between Galt and Preston, whereby a fine, stalwart young man named Archibald Hogg, a native of this town, met with his death. For over a year past, Mr. Hogg has been acting as brakesman on this line, and on the afternoon in question was acting in that capacity on the express train for the north passing Galt at 5 o'clock. Shortly after leaving Galt, it would appear that Mr. Hogg's hat blew off and he went forward to the engine to get another one from the fireman. Having got it he proceeded to return to his post on the passenger car, getting on the top of the cars for this purpose; and while walking back towards the last car the train passed beneath the bridge known as "Clemens' Bridge," a short distance out of Preston Station. At this time, the deceased must have been standing or walking upon the top of the cars with his back to the engine, for the evidence points to his having received a terrible blow on the back of the head, while his forehead and check are also cut and bruised. The blow must have knocked the deceased off the car, but he was not missed until the train reached Preston. When it was found that he was not on the train the hands on the train coming south - which crosses the up-train to Preston Station - were notified to keep a look out for him, and he was fond just at the bridge, lying alongside the track. When found he was alive, but insensible. He was brought to Galt on the train and conveyed as speedily as possible to the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Peter Campbell, and Dr. Philips summoned. An examination, however, showed that all earthly aid was useless, as Mr. Hogg at the time was dying, and in a very short time he breathed his last. Mr. Hogg was a son of Mr. James Hogg, for so many years a respected resident of this town and vicinity, and was in the 29th year of his age. His parents and relatives have the sympathy of the whole town with them in the severe blow which has been permitted to fall upon them.

      Galt Reporter Oct 11 1878 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Thy will/ be done/ in memory of/ Archibald Ramsay/ son of/ James & Barbara/ Hogg/ died 9th Oct. 1878/ aged 28 y'rs 10 mo/ & 8 d /

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 13.

    3. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 11 Page 88.

    4. [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obituary of Archibald Hogg - Oct 11 1878.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1849 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Oct 1878 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, 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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