Waterloo Region Generations
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John McDougall

John McDougall[1]

Male 1837 - 1906  (69 years)

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  • Name John McDougall 
    Born 20 Mar 1837  Caverton, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Club Membership Masons 
    Interesting public service, building, life story, business 
    Immigration 1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name J. McDougall 
    Residence 1860  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1860  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    hardware merchant 
    Occupation 1861  2 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    merchant 
    1861 Tremaine's Map of Waterloo
    1861 Tremaine's Map of Waterloo
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Merchant 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Wesley Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Hardware Merchant 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Clerk County Clerk 
    Occupation 1881  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Deputy clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the County Court 
    Religion 1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    County Clerk 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1897  138 Frederick St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kitchener,McDougallJohnresidence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Kitchener,McDougallJohnresidence-busyberlin1897.jpg
    Residence of John McDougall - From: Busy Berlin Jubilee Souvenir 1897, published by Berlin News-Record
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Clerk, Agent 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-32195P 
    Died 16 Dec 1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I32195  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father John McDougall,   b. 1801, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1895, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Agnes Allan,   b. 1801, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1879, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F37577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elspeth "Elsie" Addison,   b. CALC 10 Apr 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1875, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11
    Children 
     1. Grace McDougall,   b. 16 Mar 1861, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1866, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     2. Agnes Alexandra McDougall,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Agnes Allan McDougall,   b. 31 May 1862, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1941  (Age 79 years)
     4. Alexander John McDougall,   b. 6 Feb 1866, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1920  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F23563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Cook,   b. 8 Jul 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1908, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1876  Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Agnes McDougall,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alexander McDougall,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F8399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Mar 1837 - Caverton, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Apr 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - hardware merchant - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1861 - 2 King St. S., Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesley Presbyterian - 1861 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hardware Merchant - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1876 - Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk County Clerk - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Deputy clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the County Court - 1881 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - County Clerk - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, Agent - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1906 - Kitchener, 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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  • Photos
    John McDougall
    John McDougall
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906 Official Souvenir
    John McDougall 1906
    John McDougall 1906
    From. Berlin Today 1806-1906 Official Souvenir

  • Notes 
    • McDougall, John, Deputy Clerk of the Crown, and Clerk of the County Court. Has also held the office of Deputy Inspector of Weights and Measures. Was born at Kelso, Scotland, and has resided here since 1855.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

      ________________________

      JOHN McDOUGALL.

      On the roll of honored dead in Waterloo county appears the name of John McDougall, who after a most commendable business and official career passed away in 1906. He was born on the 20th of March, 1837, at Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, of which place his parents, John and Nancy (Allan) McDougall, were also natives. The father was a carpenter and builder by trade and in 1852 came with his family to Canada, settling in Galt, where he was identified with building operations almost up to his death, which occurred in 1906, when he wss ninety-three years of age.

      John McDougall acquired his education in the parish schools of Kelso, his native city, and when fifteen years of age accompanied his parents to the new world. He had previously acquainted himself with the hardware business in Scotland and after coming to Canada clerked for seven years in a hardware store, so that he was thoroughly acquainted with the trade when in 1865 he established a hardware business on his own account in Waterloo. He carried on a successful enterprise until 1875, at which time he sold out, while through the succeeding year he engaged in the manufacture of earth paints at Winterbourne, Waterloo county. He sold out in 1876, at which time he was appointed Dominion inspector of weights and measures, acting in that capacity until 1877, when he was appointed registrar of the High Court of Justice and clerk of the County Court, and registrar of the Surrogate Court. In that position he continued to serve for almost thirty years or up to the time of his death, which occurred very suddenly in 1906 in a Toronto hospital while undergoing a critical operation. He was secretary and treasurer of the North Waterloo Reform Association for many years and was prominent in political work, being an effective advocate of the principles in which he believed.

      In 1859 Mr. McDougall was married to Miss Elsie Addison, a daughter of Alexander Addison of Galt, Ontario. They had two children: Agnes Allen, the wife of J. B. Dalzell, a barrister of Galt; and Alexander A., who is general passenger agent for the Illinois Central railroad, with headquarters at New York for thirteen years and now at New Orleans, Louisiana. Mrs. McDougall passed away in 1875 and in December, 1876, Mr. McDougall was again married, his second union being with Mary Cook, a daughter of Andrew Cook of Mount Pleasant, who was a pioneer of Brant county, coming from Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1818.

      Mr. McDougall was a member of the Masonic fraternity and also held membership relations with the Maccabees and the Odd Fellows. He took an active and helpful part in the work of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Berlin, of which he was a member from 1858 and until 1904 he served as one of the managers. He was also secretary and chairman of the board for many years and his labors in behalf of the church were far reaching and beneficial. His many admirable traits of character, his progressiveness in citizenship, his loyality in office, his fidelity to his church relations and his devotion to his family and friends won him the unqualified respect, confidence and esteem of those with whom he came in contact.

      A History of Ontario: its resources and development

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Chronicle (1856-1860), 05 Oct 1858.
      In Galt, on Thursday morning, the 30th Septr. By the Rev. Mr. James, Mr. W. Patterson, Merchant, Galt, to Miss Mary McDougall, daughter of Mr. John McDougall, senr. formerly of Kelso, Scotland.

    2. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-5 Page 9.

    3. [S527] Atlas - ON, Waterloo - 1881 - Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo.
      McDougall, John, Deputy Clerk of the Crown, and Clerk of the County Court. Has also held the office of Deputy Inspector of Weights and Measures. Was born at Kelso, Scotland, and has resided here since 1855.

    4. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div 1 Page 62.

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 1139 (1876), McDougall-McKay.
      John McDougall Government Inspector of Galt widower Birth Place: Scotland Age: 39 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837 Father Name: John McDougall Mother Name: Agnes McDongall Spouse Name: Mary McKay residence Brantford Spouse's Age: 37 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Father Name: Andrew Cook Spouse Mother Name: Ann Cook Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1876 Marriage Location: Brantford

    6. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In loving memory of/ John McDougall/ who died/ December 16th 1906/ born at Caverton/ Roxburghshire, Scotland/ March 20th, 1837/ Mary Cook/ his wife/ who died June 10th, 1908/ in her 70th year/ McDougall

    7. [S58] Vit - ON, Oxford - Oxford County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      John McDougall Birth Place: Scotland Residence: Waterloo Village Age: 24 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Father Name: John McDougall Mother Name: Agness Allen Spouse Name: Elsie Addison Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Residence: Galt Spouse Father Name: Alexander Addison Spouse Mother Name: Race McAllister Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1860 Marriage County: Oxford

    8. [S1885] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1861, Waterloo 1861 Dist. 2 Page 14.

    9. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Sec. 5 Page 73.

    10. [S2658] aaaaWaterloo Village 1871, Sect. 1 Page 14.

    11. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 03 May 1860.
      30 Apr 1860 In Galt by Rev. James, John McDougall of Waterloo was married to Elsy Addison of Galt.

    12. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 22 Feb 1861.
      McDougall: At Waterloo, on the 16th inst., the wife of John McDougall, Esq., Hardware Merchant, of a daughter.