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

John Quance Blatchford

Male 1842 - 1921  (79 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John Quance Blatchford 
    Born 4 Jan 1842  , Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Railroad Track Man 
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Woolen Laboer 
    Occupation 1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Woolen Laboer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-312128 
    Died 27 Mar 1921  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I312128  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father George Blatchford,   b. Abt 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" Quance,   b. CALC 8 Apr 1816, Of, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1888  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Family ID F52504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Parks,   b. 30 May 1845, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1911, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1869  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George William Blatchford,   b. Between 1870 and 1871, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1922, Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Minnie Blatchford,   b. 1872, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Basil Grey "Basil" Blatchford,   b. 30 Sep 1887, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F241190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Another old resident of Hespeler, on Sunday, in his 79, th year. He had been ailing for some time due to his advanced age and had been at the hospital in Guelph for several weeks prior to his death. He was born in Devonshire, England and came to Canada with his parents in 1856, making the voyage in six weeks. The family settled in Wellington County. As a young man, he worked with Squire Phin. Later, after marrying Mary Ann Parks fifty-two years ago, he took up farming for himself in Holland Twp. , near Owen Sound. He later managed the Sorby farm but moved to Hespeler some twenty-five years ago and was employed in Forbes Mill. Mr. Blatchford was a life-long member of the Methodist Church and in his younger days, was active in church and temperance work. His wife predeceased him in 1911. Three children remain: George Blatchford and Mrs. Minnie Griffith of Owen Sound; Basil Blatchford of Kitchener. Funeral on Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his brother-in-law, William Hortop. Many of his old friends and acquaintances were present to pay their last respects.

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 4.

    2. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 58.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1842 - , Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1869 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Railroad Track Man - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woolen Laboer - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Woolen Laboer - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1921 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth