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

William John Woolsey

Male 1872 - 1946  (74 years)


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  • Name William John Woolsey 
    Born 1872  , Armagh Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation John Watson Company, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    works - John Watson Co. 
    Residence 1946  Stanley St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339212 
    Died 18 Sep 1946  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Cause: Heart Attack 
    Buried 20 Sep 1946  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I339212  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Joseph Woolsey,   b. Abt 1842, , Armagh Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1906, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Clulow,   b. 7 Apr 1849, Portadown, Armagh Co., Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1924, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1867  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F186760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara May Ross,   b. 1893, Vankleek Hill, Prescott & Russell Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Sep 1926  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F248045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died In Ayr, on Wednesday, September 18 1946 William John Woolsey In his 74th year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Stanley Street, on Friday, Sept. 20, at 3.00 p.m., to Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      William Woolsey Passes - Was Employed as Blacksmith With Watson Co. for Past 50 Years - Ill Only Short Time - His many friends were deeply shocked this (Wednesday) morning to learn of the sudden passing from the effects of a heart attack, at his home on Stanley Street, of William John Woolsey, in his 74th year. Mr. Woolsey had been in ill health for about two weeks. He was employed in the blacksmith shop of the John Watson Mfg. Co. for the past 50 years and was a faithful and efficient mechanic. Mr. Woolsey was born in the County of Armagh, Ireland, a son of the late Joseph Woolsey and Elizabeth Clulow, and came to Canada as a lad. The family lived at Mitchell for a short time before coming to Ayr. He was a member of the former Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for many years. Mr. Woolsey was a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters and was also a former chief of the Ayr Fire Brigade. He was well and favorably known to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances for his genial and kindly manner, and he will be greatly missed by the citizens generally. Surviving are his wife, the former Clara May Ross; two sisters, Mrs. Chisholm Scott, Ayr, and Mrs. Thompson Kilgour, New Hamburg, and two brothers, Benjamin Woolsey, Ayr, and Joseph Woolsey, Brantford. The funeral will take place Friday at 3.00 p.m. from his late residence, Stanley Street, to the Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Sep 19 1946 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] Woolsey/ until/ the Day Break/ Joseph Woolsey/ born/ In Kilmararty, Ireland/ June 5th 1850/ died at Ayr, Ont./ Mar. 18th 1906/ his wife/ Elizabeth Clulow/ born In Portadown, Ireland/ April 7, 1849/ died at Ayr, Ont. July 14, 1924
      [Back/East] Chisholm Scott/ 1869 - 1939/ his beloved wife/ Rachel Woolsey/ 1867 - 1953/ William Woolsey/ 1872 - 1946

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Clara Ross Age: 32 Birth Date: abt 1894 Birth Place: Vankleek, Hill Marriage Date: 9 Sep 1926 Marriage County or District: York Father: John Ross Mother: Jessie Holmes Spouse: William Woolsey Spouse's Age: 48 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1878 Spouse Birth Place: Mitchell, Ontario Spouse Father: Joseph Woolsey Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Cledow

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1926 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1946 - Stanley St., Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Heart Attack - 18 Sep 1946 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Sep 1946 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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