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

William McRuer

Male Cal 1854 - 1931  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name William McRuer 
    Born CALC 21 Jun 1854  Lachute, Argenteuil Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339761 
    Died 27 Jun 1931  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Pneumonia following Bronchitis - Enlarged Prostate 
    Buried 30 Jun 1931  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I339761  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father John McRuer,   b. CALC 25 Dec 1825, Lachute, Argenteuil Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1915, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Janet Drew,   b. 30 Mar 1828, Lachute, Argenteuil Co., Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1904, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F13069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Gillam,   b. 1857, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1919, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1882  North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Rachel Gillam McRuer,   b. 18 Jul 1883, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1922, Glenmorris, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Jessie Drew McRuer,   b. 7 Jun 1886, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1957, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. William John McRuer,   b. 4 Feb 1891, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1970, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Elizabeth Hay McRuer,   b. 1893, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1940, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     5. Robert Alexander McRuer,   b. 18 Aug 1897, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1988, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F248213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Died in Blenheim Township, on Saturday, June 27, 1931, at 11.20 a. m. William McRuer aged 77 years. The Funeral will take place from his late residence, Lot 33, Con. 5 South Dumfries, on Tuesday, June 30th, at 2.30 p. m., to the Ayr Cemetery.

      Funeral Card

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      William McRue

      Death Claims Prominent South Dumfries Farmer

      The death occurred on Saturday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Morton Hall, Blenheim township, of William McRuer, a well-known and highly esteemed resident of South Dumfries, aged exactly 77 years, his demise having occurred on his birthday. He was born at Lachute, Quebec, and when a lad of eleven came to Ayr with his family and settled on a farm one-half mile west of the White School. The family was induced to remove to this section on account of an uncle of the deceased, Rev. Duncan McRuer, pastor of Knox Church, being located here. Deceased was married in 1882 to Elizabeth Gillow of Norwich, who predeceased him in 1919. He was a lifelong and valued member of Knox United Church and was a member of the Session for many years. He is survived by the following two sons and two daughters: William J., Robert A., Mrs. Wyllie Guthrie and Mrs. Morton Hall.

      The Ayr News Jul 2 1931 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] M/ John McRuer/ 1825 - 1915/ his wife/ Janet Drew/ 1828 - 1904/ William McRuer/ 1830 - 1852/ H. Duncan McRuer/ 1867 - 1937/ Jessie McRuer Guthrie/ 1886 - 1957/ McRuer
      [Back/West] William McRuer/ 1854 - 1931/ his wife/ Elizabeth Gillam/ 1857 - 1919/ John McRuer/ 1851 - 1935/ his wife/ Mary Chalmers/ 1857 - 1940/ John M. McRuer M. B./ 1885 - 1917/ McRuer

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: William McKnez Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1854 Birth Place: Qc, Prov Age at Death: 77 Death Date: 27 Jun 1931 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Gillam Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1858 Birth Place: North Norwich Marriage Date: 5 Apr 1882 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Johna Gillam Mother: Rachel Gillam Spouse: William McKeur Spouse's Age: 27 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1855 Spouse Birth Place: Argantreul Quebec Spouse Father: John McKeur Spouse Mother: Janet McKeur

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 21 Jun 1854 - Lachute, Argenteuil Co., Quebec Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Apr 1882 - North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Pneumonia following Bronchitis - Enlarged Prostate - 27 Jun 1931 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jun 1931 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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