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

Robert Neilson

Male 1860 - 1933  (72 years)


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  • Name Robert Neilson 
    Born 8 Oct 1860  Doune, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1882  [1
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bookkeeper 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Miller 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339621 
    Died 8 Jun 1933  Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I339621  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father David Neilson,   b. 15 Jan 1826, Stewarton, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1880, Doune, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Mary Allan,   b. 17 Jan 1837, Kinnaber Mills, Forfarshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1898, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F248161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert Neilson - A wide circle of friends will hear with much regret of the death on June 8th of Robert Neilson of Lily, Brook Farm, Orange, Conn. Though it is many years since he left Ayr, he retained great interest in the village and kept, closely in touch with it by frequent visits. The late Mr. Neilson was born in Doune, Scotland, and came to Ayr as a young man, and for many years was in charge of the office of the Goldie Mills. Later, he went to Montreal, where he was assistant treasurer of the Lake of the Woods Milling Co. Retiring about eleven years ago, he bought a place in Orange, Conn., spending his summers there with his garden as great interest, his winters in California. He had travelled extensively, read widely and had great interest in world affairs. The older people of the village will remember him as a member for many of both School and Public Library Boards; also as an ardent curler. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Neilson and Miss Jean Neilson of Orange. Conn., and one brother, Dr. William Allan Neilson, President of Smith College, Northampton, Mass. Service was held last week in Orange. Final Interment will be in Ayr.

      The Ayr News Jun 15 1933 pg 1

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

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Robert Neilson their son/ born Doune Scotland, Oct. 8, 1860/ died Orange Conn. , June 8, 1933/ Jane Armour Neilson/ 1866 - 1955/ Elizabeth ValentIne Neilson/ 1861 - 1961/ daughters of David Neilson/ born In Doune, Scotland/ died In New Haven, Conn

    3. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 2.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1860 - Doune, , Perth, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Miller - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jun 1933 - Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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