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

Andrew Given Laurie

Male 1881 - 1960  (79 years)


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

  • Name Andrew Given Laurie 
    Born 9 Feb 1881  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting sports, story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338534 
    Died 7 Apr 1960  Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 9 Apr 1960  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I338534  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Thomas Laurie,   b. CALC 17 Apr 1835, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1903, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Eliza Given,   b. CALC 15 Jun 1846, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1925, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1880  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F247732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Andrew G. Laurie Passes - One of the district's best known farmers, and in younger years an outstanding athlete, Andrew Given Laurie, 79, passed away at Willett Hospital, Paris, on Thursday. He had been confined to hospital in Kitchener for some time prior to removal to Paris. Mr. Laurie was a lifelong resident of the community, born on the farm on the 10th concession of Blenheim which he operated successfully during all of his years. He was a son of the late Thomas Laurie and Liza Given. In his youth Mr. Laurie was an outstanding hockey player on the Drumbo team which was one of the best in Ontario in that era. Later he took up curling and was equally proficient at this sport. He represented Ayr Curling Club at many bonspiels and his rinks were frequently rewarded with winning awards. Some years ago he was signally honored with a life membership in the Ayr Curling Club. Mr. Laurie was a member of the former Stanley St. Presbyterian Church here , and after union of Knox United Church. He served for many years on the board of managers. He was a former director and president of the Drumbo Fair Agricultural Society. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Beattie Blancher, on the home farm, and Mrs. John W. Lillico, 10th concession; a nephew, Stanley Lillico, Blenheim; a niece, Mrs. Glen Mahood, Agincourt, and two great-nephews. He was predeceased many years ago by a brother, James.

      The Funeral

      The largely attended funeral service was held at the Wilson Funeral Home, Drumbo, on Saturday with interment in Ayr Cemetery. Rev. W. J. V. Buchanan officiated. The pallbearers were: I. J. Campbell, Elston Pipe, Hugo Nielsen, Wallace Dance, LeRoy McMillan, and J. W. Currie, Paris.

      The Ayr News Apr 14 1960 pg 3


  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Andrew Given Date of Birth: 9 Feb 1881 Gender: Male Birth Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Thomas Given Mother's name: Eliza Given

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Thomas Laurie/ died Mar. 28, 1903,/ aged 67 years 11 Mos. 11 Ds./ his wife/ Eliza Given/ died Oct. 19, 1925,/ In Her 80th year.
      [Back/West] Andrew E. Laurie/ Feb. 9, 1881 - Apr. 7, 1960/ James/ son of T. & E. Laurie/ died Mar. 28, 1897, aged 14 Y'rs. 5 Mo. 20 Ds./ Laurie.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Thomas Laurie Age: 44 Birth Date: abt 1836 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 18 Mar 1880 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Andrew Laurie Mother: Mary Laurie Spouse: Elixa Given Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1850 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Spouse Father: James Given Spouse Mother: Eliza Given

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1881 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Apr 1960 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth