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

James Bruce

Male Cal 1845 - 1926  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name James Bruce 
    Born CALC 2 Feb 1845  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Birth 2 Feb 1845  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - North Dumfries 
    Interesting polictics, sports, story 
    Residence 1852  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339130 
    Died 12 Feb 1926  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Cause: Cause: Intestinal Obstruction (7 days) & Pulmonary Edema (1 day) 
    Buried 14 Feb 1926  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I339130  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2019 

    Father Robert Bruce,   b. CALC 12 Jul 1816, , Northumberland Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1892, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wight,   b. 1821, , Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1900, Haysville, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F247972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • James Bruce Passes - Was Former Councillor of N. Dumfries Township - The death occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. Somerville, Ayr, on Friday at 1.30 a. m., of James Bruce, Black Horse Corners, aged 81 years. Deceased had been ailing for a number of days, and was removed to the home of his sister on Thursday evening where he passed away suddenly a few hours later. He was born on the 10th Concession of Blenheim, and farmed east of Roseville for a number of years. He later lived in Roseville for 6 or 7 years, and for the past 3 years had resided at the Black Horse Corners. He was a man of sterling character and was much respected by the whole community. About 15 years ago he was elected to the North Dumfries Council and was subsequently re-elected for two additional terms. In his boyhood days he was a well-known athlete, and was considered one of the best mile runners in this section, winning many races in Ayr, Gait and other places. In the annual race around Jedburgh, be was returned the winner for 4 or 5 years in succession. He was a noted student of the bible, and a devout member of Knox United Church. He is survived by one brother, William, of Ayr, and two sisters, Mrs. Somerville, Ayr, and Mrs. Crumback, Badaxe, Mich. There was a large attendance at the funeral which was held on Sunday to the Ayr Cemetery. Rev. J. W. Currie had charge of the services and the pallbearers were as follows: Messrs. William Detweiler, James Hope, Eph. Stager, Austin Schweitzer, John Myers and Alex Thomson.

      The Ayr News Feb 18 1926 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-5 Page 1.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 26.

    3. [S820] Census - ON, Oxford, Blenheim - 1852, Div 2 pg 42.

    4. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 33849 (1926), James Bruce.
      James Bruce b. 2 Feb 1845 Blenheim twp., farmer, single, s/o Robert Bruce (b. Scotland) & Elizabeth Wight (b. Scotland) informant William Bruce of Ayr, (brother), d. 12 Feb 1920 Ayr, cause: intestinal obstruction (7 days) & pulmonary odemia (1 day)

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Robert Bruce/ 1817 - 1892/ Elizabeth Wight/ his wife/ 1821 - 1900/ James Bruce/ 1845 - 1926

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 2 Feb 1845 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Feb 1845 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - North Dumfries - - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., 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 MapsReligion - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - 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 MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Intestinal Obstruction (7 days) & Pulmonary Edema (1 day) - 12 Feb 1926 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Feb 1926 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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