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

Reeve Thomas Alexander Gillies

Male 1863 - 1937  (73 years)


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  • Name Thomas Alexander Gillies 
    Prefix Reeve 
    Born 11 Nov 1863  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 10 Jan 1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338817 
    Died 7 Jun 1937  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Fractured Left Hip - Arteriosclerosis - Pernicious Anaemia 
    Buried 9 Jun 1937  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I338817  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2020 

    Father John Gillies,   b. 2 Feb 1831, Eckford, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1907, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Martha Jane Bell,   b. 20 Oct 1837, , Down Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1915, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1863  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F247845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Marshall,   b. CALC 10 May 1867, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1933, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1901  , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. John Marshall "Marshall" Gillies,   b. 28 Dec 1901, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1970, RR3, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Margaret Bell Gillies,   b. 12 Nov 1903, , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1996, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F247844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of T. A. Gillies - Ex-Reeve of South Dumfries Twp. Passes in His 74th Year


      The death occurred at his home in South Dumfries township on Monday morning at 6 o'clock of Thomas Alexander Gillies, ex-Reeve of the township, in his 74th year. Deceased had been confined to his bed for the past four months, having never fully recovered from the effects of a fractured hip, which he sustained last October. Mr. Gillies was born in Kitchener, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Gillies, and removed to this section with the family at an early age, residing first at Little's Corners and then at Perry's Corners. He attended school at both these points. For the past 40 years, he had resided in South Dumfries, living most of that period on the farm upon which he died. Deceased took a keen interest in public and municipal affairs and served on the South Dumfries Council for many years, including two years as Reeve: He was possessed of a kindly, considerate disposition and was highly esteemed by a host of friends. He is survived by one daughter and two sons, his wife having predeceased him almost four years ago, Miss Margaret, Marshall and William, all at home. Also surviving are four brothers and one sister, viz.: A. C. Gillies, Ayr; John and William Gillies, South Dumfries; Samuel Gillies, Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Sarah Hall, Ayr. The funeral took place from his late residence, lot 29, con. 6, South Dumfries, this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2.30 o'clock to the Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Jun 10 1937 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S575] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - United Presbyterian.
      Thomas Alexander Gillies Born 11 Nov 1863 Berlin Parents John Gillies & Martha baptized 10 Jan 1864

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Thomas A. Gillies/ 1863 - 1937/ Mary Marshall/ wife of Thos. A. Gillies/ 1867 - 1933/ John Marshall Gillies/ 1901 - 1970
      [Back/West] In memory of/ John Gillies/ died March 2nd 1907/ In his 76th year/ his wife/ Martha Jane Bell/ died June 24th 1915/ In Her 78th year/ Gillies
      [Right/North] John Gillies/ 1870 - 1943/ his wife/ Ellen M. Taylor/ (Nee Grant)/ 1875 - 1952

    3. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 1 Page 24.

    4. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      John Gillies b. Roxburgh, Scotland res: Dumfries Township Age: 31 born abt 1832 father: Thomas mother: Agnes Whilers married Martha Jane Bell Age:: 20 born abt 1843 b. Co. Down, Ireland Spouse res: Dumfries Township father: Samuel mother: Jane Covey married 2 Jan 1863 county: Waterloo

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Martha Jane Bell Age: 20 Birth Date: abt 1843 Birth Place: Ireland Marriage Date: 2 Jan 1863 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Samuel Mother: Jane Casey Spouse: John Gillies Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1832 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Residence: Dumfries Township Spouse Father: Thomas Spouse Mother: Agnes Whilers Residence: Dumfries Township

    6. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Thomas A Gillies Age: 37 Birth Date: abt 1864 Birth Place: Berlin Marriage Date: 27 Mar 1901 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: John Gillies Mother: Martha Jane Bell Gillies Spouse: Mary Marshall Spouse's Age: 33 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1868 Spouse Birth Place: S Dumpies Spouse Father: Peter Marshall Spouse Mother: Margaret Nichol

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Nov 1863 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Jan 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Mar 1901 - , Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jun 1937 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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