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

John Gillies

Male 1831 - 1907  (76 years)


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  • Name John Gillies 
    Born 2 Feb 1831  Eckford, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1856  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1863  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    farmer 
    Retired 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-338820 
    Died 2 Mar 1907  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Prostate Disease (3-4 years) 
    Buried 4 Mar 1907  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I338820  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Thomas Gillies,   b. Abt 1801, Of, Roxburgshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Agnes Wheelins,   b. Abt 1801, Of, Roxburgshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F36087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Reeve Thomas Alexander Gillies,   b. 11 Nov 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1937, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Sarah Jane Gillies,   b. 2 Nov 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1955, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Alexander Conkey Gillies,   b. 22 Jan 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1948, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. John W. Gillies,   b. 1870, Little's Corners, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1943, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. William Gillies,   b. CA 1872,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Gillies,   b. CA 1874,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F247845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1831 - Eckford, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1863 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1863 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Prostate Disease (3-4 years) - 2 Mar 1907 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Mar 1907 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thy Will Be Done Died In Ayr, at 4.30 O'Clock, a.m., Saturday,, March 2nd, 1907, John Gillies, Sr., In his 77th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Hall Street, on Monday, March 4, 1907, at 2.30 O'Clock p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      Death of John Gillies, Sr.

      The hand of Death has again been busy in our midst, the call this time coming to John Gillies, senior, another pioneer of the district and a representative farmer who was well and favorably known over a wide section of the country. Of a strong, vigorous constitution and well preserved for a man in his 77th year the deceased had known but little sickness until a few weeks previous to the dissolution; and bore his suffering with Christian fortitude, being conscious almost to the last. He was born in K?o, Scotland, coming to Canada about the year 1856, just a little over half century ago. On his way to Hamilton he had a ticket for the ill-fated tram that ?ged into the Desjardines Canal, but fortunately missed it, following on the next train. He first settled in Galt and two years later moved to Berlin. After spending about three years in the town, he took up farming near Galt and afterwards in Blenheim, retiring to Ayr some …?... progressive farmer, a good neighbor and a prominent churchman, being a trustee in Stanley st. congregation for many years. In politics he was a staunch Reformer. In 1863 He married Jane Bell of Galt, who together with a family of five sons and one daughter, survives. The family comprises Mrs. Thos. H. Hall, and A.C. Gillies, Ayr; Thomas, John and William in South Dumfries, and Samuel in Pittsburg, Pa. The funeral on Monday afternoon to Ayr cemetery was quite largely attended, the pall bearers being Messrs. Wm. Mitchell and Geo Scott (Galt), Jesse Clemens (New Dundee), Wm. Richmond, Eph Dance, and C.K. Morton. The serves were conducted jointly by Rev. Messrs. Thomson and ?

      The Ayr News Mar 7 1907 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 11.

    2. [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

    3. [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

    4. [S29] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - St. Andrews Presbyerian.
      Alexander Conkey Gillies Born 22 Jan 1868 Parents John Gillies & Jane Bell baptized 05 Apr 1868 Occupation: Farmer

    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