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

James Richardson

Male Cal 1840 - 1928  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name James Richardson 
    Born CALC 14 Apr 1840  Wilton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1852  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laborer 
    Religion 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-289662 
    Died 27 Dec 1928  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Cause: Influenza (10 days) - Bronchopneumonia (5 days) 
    Buried 29 Dec 1928  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I289662  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Family Elizabeth McCrow,   b. CALC 27 Dec 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1934, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1878  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F236241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Richardson - Ayr Loses One of Its Most Esteemed Citizens - In the death of James Richardson, which occurred on Thursday night after a short illness of La Grippe and pneumonia, the village loses one of its oldest and most esteemed citizens. He was born in Roxburg, Scotland, 88 years ago, and came to Richwood, with his parents, when but a child. On June 6th, 1876, he was married to Elizabeth McCrow, in Paris, by the Rev. McLeod, and celebrated his golden wedding anniversary at the home of Mrs. McCrow, Paris Station, a year and a half ago. He farmed for a few years on the Sixth Concession of Blenheim and from there moved to his late residence in Ayr some 48 years ago. His great love for the late Rev. Walter Inglis prompted this move. He was an elder and Sabbath school teacher in Stanley Street Church for a great many years, and also acted in the former capacity in Knox United Church after the consummation of the union. Deceased was a Christian of sound convictions, faithful in his duties and church membership, and his Godly life and outstanding character have had a great influence on those with whom he came in contact. He is the last member of a family of nine, and is survived by his sorrowing widow, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended in her sad bereavement. A few lines memorized by one of his former Sunday school scholars sum up briefly the rule which governed the life of deceased: "Blessed are they that undefiled and straight are in the way; who by the Lord's most holy law do walk and do not stray." The funeral on Saturday afternoon was attended by many old friends and neighbors. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Currie, and the pallbearers were: Messrs. J. W. Currie, A. G. Watson, William Nicoll, Charles McKay, John L. Black and William Manson.

      The Ayr News Jan 3 1928 pg 10

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 6.

    2. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 7.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In Memoriam/ James Richardson/ 1840 - 1928/ his wife/ Elizabeth McCrow/ 1843 - 1934/ at Rest/ Richardson

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: James Richardson Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1840 Birth Place: Scotland Age at Death: 88 Death Date: 27 Dec 1928 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Eliza McCrow Age: 28 Birth Date: abt 1850 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1878 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: Hugh McCrow Mother: Mrgaret Richardson Spouse: James Richardson Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1841 Spouse Birth Place: Rosburgh Scotland Spouse Father: James Richardson Spouse Mother: Janet Aitken

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 14 Apr 1840 - Wilton, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1852 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Influenza (10 days) - Bronchopneumonia (5 days) - 27 Dec 1928 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Dec 1928 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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