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

Robert Thomas Morton

Male 1847 - 1900  (53 years)


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  • Name Robert Thomas Morton 
    Born 1847  , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Business 1876  R. T. Morton - General Merchant, Stanley St., Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name R. T. Morton 
    Occupation 32 Stanley St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    merchant 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Merchant 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    General Merchant 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-290064 
    Died 1 May 1900  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (1 month) 
    Buried 4 May 1900  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I290064  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Family Alice Louise Torrey,   b. 19 Apr 1850, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1916, Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1876  Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Leroy Thomas "Roy" Morton,   b. 7 Jul 1878, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1903, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Daniel Alexander Morton,   b. 3 Feb 1880, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1900, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     3. Clarence Morton,   b. 5 Jun 1882, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1900, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F236326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • R.T. Morton, Dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods and Gents' Furnishings, Stanley Street - Among the commercial resources of Ayr, none is of greater importance than that represented in groceries and dry goods. Everywhere these staple articles constitute most important features of the commercial fabric of cities and towns, and those engaged in business must possess energy, ability and tact. Prominent among those carrying on a trade in these lines is Mr. R.T. Morton. This gentleman commenced business in 1876, having since built up a splendid trade, which ranks among the largest and fines of its kind in Ayr. Mr. Morton carries a complete line of groceries of excellent quality, a general and complete stock of dry goods, as also of gents' furnishings. The whole stock is of excellent quality throughout, and being purchased on the most favorable terms, this gentleman is in a position to offer special inducements to the customer. It goes without saying, therefore, that the large trade carried on is constantly increasing. Mr. Morton is an energetic and thorough man of business, honorable and upright in all his dealings. He is widely known and is held in high esteem in the community. He has devoted a portion of his time to public affairs, and is at present a member of the Board of School Trustees.

      \bIndustries of Canada Historical and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 40.

    2. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 22.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Robert T. Morton/ died/ May 1, 1900/ In the 53rd year of his Age/ Alice Louise Torrey/ his wife/ died June 20, 1916/ In Her 67th year/ Morton
      [Back/West] Roy T./ died Mar. 15, 1903/ aged 24 years 8 Ms./ Daniel A./ died Dec. 31, 1900/ aged 20 years 11 Ms./ Clarence/ died June 8, 1900/ aged 18 years/ children of R. T. & A. L. Morton/ Morton

    4. [S2170] New York Marriages, 1686-1980, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00722-6 , System Origin: New_York-ODM , GS Film number: 1562177.
      Robert T. Morton Spouse's Name:Alice Louise Torrey Event Date:01 Aug 1876 Event Place:Manhattan, New York, New York Father's Name:Alexander Mother's Name:Ann Tener Spouse's Father's Name:James D. Torrey Spouse's Mother's Name:Louise Ackerman

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1847 - , Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - 1876 - R. T. Morton - General Merchant, Stanley St., Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - - 32 Stanley St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Aug 1876 - Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Merchant - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (1 month) - 1 May 1900 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 May 1900 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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