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Walter Clark

Male 1819 - 1907  (87 years)


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  • Name Walter Clark 
    Born 1 Dec 1819  , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/171169732 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1833  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1833  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1856  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land 1861  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Evangelical Union 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Evang. Union 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 26, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Residence 1905  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339523 
    Died 6 Sep 1907  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Cause: Cause: Senility with Gradual Decay 
    Buried 8 Sep 1907  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID I339523  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father Walter Clark,   b. Abt 1789,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Esther Jackson,   b. CALC 13 May 1790, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Family ID F34722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ritchie,   b. CALC 15 Jun 1826, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1891, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1857  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Children 
     1. Charlotte Nichol "Lottie" Clark,   b. 20 Feb 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1908, Usborne Twp., Huron Co., Ontario. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Esther Clark,   b. CALC 19 Aug 1860, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     3. Walter Clark,   b. 2 Apr 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1943, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Mary Ellen Clark,   b. 7 Feb 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1937, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Margaret Clark,   b. 7 Feb 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1918, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     6. James Clark,   b. 17 Apr 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1905, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     7. William Clark,   b. 10 Mar 1870, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1919, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F248121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died, In North Dumfries, on Friday, Sept. 6, 1907, at 4 o'clock p.m., Walter Clark, in his 89th Year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 29, Con. 9, North Dumfries, on Monday Sept. 9, at 2 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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      74 Years In North Dumfries

      The passing on Friday, Sept. 6, at a venerable age, of Mr. Walter Clark, Lot 29, Con 9, North Dumfries, removes one of the oldest residents of the township and a pioneer of 74 years. - The deceased was born at Roxburghshire, Scotland, in 1819, the same year as the late Queen Victoria, and was therefore in his 88th year. Coming to Canada with his father in the year 1833, the family settled on the farm now occupied by Mr. Robert Ritchie, adjoining the farm on which the subject of this brief sketch died. He resided in the same section continuously for the long period of 74 years, battling in the early days with the inconveniences incident to pioneer life and witnessing great changes as the years went by. Of a retired, unassuming disposition he never sought place or distinction, but was widely known and highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. In politics he was a conservative, and in religion a Presbyterian, adhering to Stanley St. Church. Early in life Mr. Clark married Miss Mary Ritchie, who predeceased him 16 years. A daughter and son also passed on before. He is survived by two sons and three daughters. They are: Walter in North Dumfries, William at home, Mrs. Robert Tunney at Westfield, Ont., and Margaret and Mary Ellen at home. Deceased had been in feeble health for a length of time, dropsy developing about two months ago. He was the last member of a large family. Interment was made in Ayr cemetery on Sunday afternoon, when a large circle of friends and acquaintances of the family paid their tribute of respect to the remains of the patriarchal pioneer. The services were conducted by Rev. D. I. Ellison, pastor of Stanley Street church, the pall-bearers being Messrs. Robert Ritchie, Walter Renwick, Henry Guthrie, John Gemmell, George Edgar and Alex Scott.

      The Ayr News Sep 12 1907 pg 8

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      Died, In North Dumfries, on Friday, Sept. 6, 1907, at 4 o'clock p.m., Walter Clark, in his 89th Year. The Funeral Will take place from his late residence, Lot 29, Con. 9, North Dumfries, on Monday Sept. 9, at 2 o'clock, p.m., to Ayr Cemetery.

      Funeral Card

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 6.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 59.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Clark/ Walter Clark/ 1819 - 1907/ Mary Ritchie, wife of/ Walter Clark/ 1827 - 1891

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 3 Page 27.

    5. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 24.

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 61.

    7. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Esther Clark,/ 1860 - 1881/ James Clark/ 1867 - 1905/ Margaret Clark/ 1866 - 1918/ Wm. Clark/ 1870 - 1919
      [Back/West] Clark/ Walter Clark/ 1819 - 1907/ Mary Ritchie, wife of/ Walter Clark/ 1827 - 1891

    8. [S110] Church Records - ON, Waterloo Co., Cambridge - First United.
      Walter Clark, Yeoman, Married Mary Ritchie, Spinster, Both of North Dumfries , Witn: Thomas & James Ritchie, 2 Jan 1857 By License In Galt

    9. [S498] Map - Tremaine's 1861 Map of Waterloo County.

    10. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Esther Clark," 28 Sep 1881.

    11. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Walter Clark Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1820 Birth Place: Scotland Age at Death: 87 Death Date: 6 Sep 1907 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1819 - , Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1833 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1833 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1857 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1861 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Union - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evang. Union - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, 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 MapsResidence - 1881 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 26, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - 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 MapsResidence - 1905 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 29, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Senility with Gradual Decay - 6 Sep 1907 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Sep 1907 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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