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

William Thomas Robson

Male 1856 - 1940  (84 years)


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  • Name William Thomas Robson 
    Born 13 Mar 1856  Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Directory North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 38, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Interesting pioneer, life 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338403 
    Died 21 Jun 1940  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 23 Jun 1940  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I338403  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Thomas Robson,   b. Abt 1830, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Janet Knox,   b. 1830, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F34108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Fonger,   b. 5 Sep 1858, London Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1928, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1878  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mary Knight Robson,   b. 2 Sep 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1978, Palmerston, Peel Township, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
     2. Thomas Simpson Robson,   b. Feb 1881, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1941, Cadboro Bay, , British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     3. Janet Knox Robson,   b. 30 Nov 1882, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William James Robson,   b. 18 Aug 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1888, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     5. Annie Jane Robson,   b. 9 Feb 1886, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1918, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     6. Sarah Stuart Robson,   b. 15 Sep 1887, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1888, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Wilhemina Robson,   b. 11 Jul 1889, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 68 years)
     8. Hazel May Robson,   b. 19 Jul 1891, Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1976, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Florence Helva Robson,   b. 13 Apr 1895, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1918, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     10. Verna Luella Robson,   b. 29 Aug 1897, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1987, Owen Sound, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     11. Elmo Fonger "Pat" Robson,   b. 9 Mar 1899, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1975, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     12. William Hamilton Robson,   b. 27 Mar 1902, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1964, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F247673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death Of Wm. T. Robson

      Said to be Oldest Member of Orange Lodge in Ontario

      Initiated 62 Years Ago

      It was with deep regret that Ayr residents learned on Friday of the death in Galt Hospital of William T. Robson, in his 86thyear. Mr. Robson had been failing health for some time and was removed to the hospital several weeks ago. He was probably the oldest member of the Orange Lodge in Ontario, having joined the St. George Lodge 62 years ago. He took pride in attending the annual "walk" on July 12th, and in the long period of 62 years failed only once to be present at this outstanding Orange event of the year. Two years ago he attended the huge parade at Toronto, while last year he led the parade at the Preston celebration. Mr. Robson was a lifelong resident of this community. He was a familiar and friendly figure on the streets of our village and had a kindly word of greeting for everyone. His memory remained excellent and he was a source of Information about old-time events in and around Ayr which is now forever closed. Mr. Robson was born at Greenfield, a son of the late Thomas Robson of Morpeth, England, and Janet Knox, of Maybole, Scotland. His father died when he was a boy and he then moved to Ayr with his mother. He received his education in Ayr at the time the school house stood on the site where the rink is now located. As a young man he excelled in athletics. Following his early years in Ayr he moved to near London to live with a relative and while there was married to Mary Aim Fonger. He brought his bride back to the farm at Greenfield where he was born, and they remained there 50 years. The farm is now occupied by Thos. Robson, a relative of the deceased. Mr. Robson's wife died 12 years ago. Two years later he came to Ayr to live with his daughter, Mrs. Julius Eichler. Since coming into Ayr he had kept active and was interested in gardening. He was an adherent of Knox United Church. Three sons and five daughters survive him, viz.: Elmo P. Robson, Toronto; William Robson, Toronto; Thomas Robson, Victoria, B. C.; Mrs. M. Hedley, Toronto; Mrs. J. Element, London; Mrs. Fred Eichler and Mrs. Charles Eichler, New Hamburg, and Mrs. J. Eichler, Ayr. - The Funeral - There was a large attendance at the funeral, which took place on Sunday afternoon from the home of his son-in-law, Julius Eichler, St. Andrew's Avenue, to Ayr Cemetery. The services were .conducted by Rev. J. W. Currie, and the pallbearers were: George C. Smye, George A. Guthrie, Wm. R. Bain, John Holman, Morton Robson and Joseph Faus. During the service at the residence the choir of Knox United Church sang the selection, "Abide with Me." The floral tributes were beautiful. Persons were present from Kitchener, Detroit, New Hamburg, Galt, Toronto, and other outside points.

      The Ayr News Jun 27 1940 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 3.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 58.

    3. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 11.

    4. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 31.

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Robson/ In Loving memory of/ William T. Robson/ Mar. 13, 1856 - June 21, 1940/ Mary Ann Fonger his wife/ Sept. 5, 1858 - Nov. 11, 1928/ William James Robson Aug. 18, 1884 - May 31, 1888/ Sarah Stuart Robson/ Sept. 15, 1887 - May 26, 1888/ William Hamilton Robson/ Mar. 27, 1902 - Apr. 17, 1964/ I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.

    6. [S2335] Robsons of Ayr, Pg 5.

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Mary Anne Fonger Age: 19 Birth Date: abt 1859 Birth Place: London Township Marriage Date: 12 Feb 1878 Marriage County or District: Middlesex Father: Anderw Fonger Mother: Mary Fonger Spouse: William Thomas Robson Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1856 Spouse Birth Place: Tp Dumfries Spouse Father: Thomas Robson Spouse Mother: Janet Robson

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Mar 1856 - Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - farmer - - North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 38, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1878 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 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 - Farmer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jun 1940 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Jun 1940 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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