Waterloo Region Generations
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William Thomas Edgar

Male 1877 - 1956  (78 years)


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  • Name William Thomas Edgar 
    Born 2 Aug 1877  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    • Threshing machine owned by Allan Edgar, while on his brother William T. Edgar's farm. Men in the photograph Allan Egard, Murdo McRae, Wallace Edgar, Morton Guthrie, John Edgar and Hunter Cassady.
    Edgar,Allan-0001-ThreshingMachine-TweedsmuirHistoryVol3.jpg
    Edgar,Allan-0001-ThreshingMachine-TweedsmuirHistoryVol3.jpg
    Threshing machine owned by Allan Edgar, while on his brother William T. Edgar's farm. Men in the photograph Allan Egard, Murdo McRae, Wallace Edgar, Morton Guthrie, John Edgar and Hunter Cassady.- Image from Tweendsmuir History Vol 4. Kitchener Public Library
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer Son 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339726 
    Died 23 May 1956  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 26 May 1956  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I339726  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father William Edgar,   b. Aug 1835, Dunlop, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1906, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Katherine Kirkwood Deans,   b. 23 Aug 1839, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1916, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F18982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeannie Wight Laurie,   b. 19 Dec 1883, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1960, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1908  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Kathryn Edgar
     2. Mary Edgar
     3. Cameron Laurie Edgar,   b. 28 Jan 1912, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 2001, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F248199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William T. Edgar, Outstanding Farmer

      An eminently successful farmer and a member of one of the district's early families, William T. Edgar passed away at his home, Bute St., Ayr, on Wednesday. lie had been in ill health for a lengthy period. He was born on the family homestead on the Blenheim Townline, which has always been known in this community as 'The Hill Farm'. His parents, both from prominent. district families were the late William Edgar and Catherine Deans. Mr. Edgar lived out his industrious years on these ancestral acres until retiring into Ayr eight years ago. It was a matter of pride with him that the farm had been in the family for over a century, and this tradition is being furthered by his son Cameron, who now operates the farm. The late Mr. Edgar built for him-self a reputation as one of the out-standing district farmers, and this fact was reflected in the neat appearance of the premises and well kept buildings. A deeply religious man, Mr. Edgar was a valued member of Knox United Church, where he served on the Board of Managers and as a Trustee. His keen business sense made his services in these capacities extremely valuable, and although hampered by failing eye-sight in later years he retained a continued interest in the church. He was a director of the former Ayr Rural Telephone Company, and, until ill health forced his retirement, he was also a director of the Ayr Cemetery Company. Surviving besides his wife, the former Jeannie Laurie, are two daughters and a son: Mrs. John MacLellan (Kathryn) of Windsor, Mrs. Lorne Curnoe (Mary) of Toronto. and Cameron, on the farm. There are several grandchildren. Resting at his late residence, where services will he held on Saturday, May 26, at 2 p m., conducted by Rev. R. D. Thompson Interment will be made in Ayr Cemetery.


      The Ayr News May 24 1956 pg 1

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

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 20.

    3. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 15.

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: William Thomas Edgar Date of Birth: 2 Aug 1877 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: William Edgar Mother's name: Catherine Deans

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Edgar/ In Loving memory of/ William Thomas Edgar/ Aug. 2, 1877 - May 23, 1956/ Jeannie Wight Laurie his wife/ Dec. 19, 1883 - Aug. 29, 1960/ Cameron Laurie Edgar/ Jan. 28. 1912 - Aug. 30. 2001/ His wife/ Margaret Eleanor Telfer/ Jan. 26. 1917 - May 27. 1994/ Bruce Telfer Edgar/ beloved son of Cameron & Margaret Edgar/ Jan. 23, 1952 - Jan. 27, 1952/ beloved daughter/ Sheila/ Jean Edgar May/ 26th 1953 - Oct. 17, 1970

    6. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      William Edgar b. Scotland res: North Dumfries Age: 24 born abt 1837 father: James mother: Jane Wallace married Catherine Deans Age:: 21 born abt 1840 b. Canada Spouse res: South Dumfries Township father: Mathew mother: Mary Cornel married 27 Feb 1861 county: Waterloo

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Edgar Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1837 Birth Place: Scotland Marriage Date: 27 Feb 1861 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: James Mother: Jane Wallace Spouse: Catherine Deans Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1840 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Residence: South Dumfries Township Spouse Father: Mathew Spouse Mother: Mary Cornel Residence: North Dumfries

    8. [S2792] aaaNorth Dumfries 1871, Sect. 2 Page 10.

    9. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Thomas Edgar Age: 31 Birth Date: abt 1877 Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1908 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: William Edgar Mother: Catherine K Deans Edgar Spouse: Jeannie Wight Laurie Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1883 Spouse Father: Andrew Laurie Spouse Mother: Mary Wight

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Aug 1877 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer Son - 1901 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1908 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 May 1956 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 May 1956 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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