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

William Gemmell

Male 1853 - 1935  (82 years)


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  • Name William Gemmell 
    Born 16 Nov 1853  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story 
    Residence 1871  Huron Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1913  North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339901 
    Died 26 Dec 1935  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Cause: Cause: Disease of Coronary Arteries - Senility 
    Buried 30 Dec 1935  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I339901  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

    Father Matthew Gemmell,   b. 1812, , Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1885  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Stevenson,   b. 1819, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1901, Huron Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F29625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Mitchell,   b. 7 Jul 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1947, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1882  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. Matthew Stevenson "Steve" Gemmell,   b. 4 Dec 1882, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1974, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Stearie Gemmell,   b. 12 Dec 1882, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret Baird Gemmell,   b. 10 Jul 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1918, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Bessie" M. Gemmell,   b. 28 Mar 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1913, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     5. John S. Gemmell,   b. 29 Jul 1889, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Gilbert Gemmell,   b. 20 Jan 1894, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1977, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Mary Dalgleish Gemmell,   b. 15 Dec 1895, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1967, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F248268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Gemmell - The death occurred in North Dumfries on Thursday, Dec. 26, of William Gemmell in his 83rd year. He was born in Ayr, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gemmell, natives of Ayrshire, Scotland, who were among the first settlers in this village. The family subsequently moved to Ripley, Bruce County, where the deceased spent the first 24 years of his life. He then returned to this community and for a time was engaged as a teamster for the Goldie Milling. Co., Greenfield, hauling goods to and from Paris before the advent of the railroad to this village. For the past half a century he had occupied the farm on which he died. He was a member of Knox United Church. About 54 years ago he was married to Margaret Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Mitchell, who survives him, along with a brother, Andrew of Southampton, and a daughter and three sons: Mrs. James R. Henderson and M. Stephenson Gemmell, North Dumfries; John, Burgessville, and James, Ayr; also 11 grandchildren.
      The funeral took place to Ayr Cemetery on Monday, the services being conducted by Rev. J. W. Currie. The pallbearers were: Anderson Marshall, Morton Robson, J. W. Currie, George C. Smye, David Gemmell and Matthew Gemmel, Ripley.

      The Ayr News Dec 31 1964 pg 7 Section called 29 years ago

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      Death of William Gemmell
      - Well-Known North Dumfries Farmer Passes in 83rd Year - The death occurred at his residence, lot 34, concession 9, North Dumfries, on Thursday, Dec. 26th, of William Gemmell, in his 83rd year, after an illness of one month of heart trouble. Deceased was born in Ayr, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gemmell, natives of Ayrshire, Scotland, who were among the first settlers in this village. The family subsequently moved to Ripley, Bruce County, then known as the Queen's Bush, which was being opened for settlement at that time, and there deceased spent the first 24 years of his life. He then returned to this community, where he had since resided. For a time he was engaged as a teamster for the Goldie Milling Co., Greenfield, hauling goods to and from Paris before the advent of the railroad to this village, but for the past half a century he had occupied the farm on which he passed away. He was a Liberal in politics, a member of Knox United Church, and a good friend and neighbor. Almost 54 years ago he was married to Margaret Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Mitchell, who survives him, along with one brother, Andrew of Southampton, and the following daughter and three sons: Mrs. James R. Henderson and M. Stephenson Gemmell, North Dumfries; John, Burgessville, and James, Ayr; also 11 grandchildren. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors at the funeral which took place on Monday afternoon to the Ayr Cemetery. The services were in charge of Rev. J. W. Currie, while the pallbearers were: Anderson Marshall, Morton .Robson, J. W. Currie, George C. Srnye, David Gemmell, and Matthew Gemmell, Ripley.

      The Ayr News Jan 2 1936 pg 1

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

    2. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 27.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      William Gemmell/ died/ Dec. 26, 1935/ In his 83rd year/ his wife/ Margaret Mitchell/ died/ Dec. 16, 1947/ aged 90 years/ Bessie M. Gemmell/ 1887 - 1913/ Gemmell

    4. [S2117] Census - ON, Bruce, Huron Township - 1871, Div 2 pg 18.
      Matthew Gammell 56, b. Scotland U. Presbyterian farmer
      Mary 48,
      John 22
      James 18, Ontario
      William 16
      Andrew 14
      Mathew 12
      Thomas 10

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] John C. Mitchell/ died/ May 29, 1903/ aged 80 years/ Margaret Baird/ wife of the Above/ died July 10, 1857/ aged 32 years/ Margaret Currie/ wife of/ J. C. Mitchell/ 1834 - 1905/ Mitchell
      [Right/North] In memory of/ James R./ Henderson/ died Dec. 4, 1942/ aged 5(3) years/ his wife/ Mary Gemmell/ Dec. 15, 1895/ Apr. 27, 1967
      [Back/West] William Gemmell/ died/ Dec. 26, 1935/ In his 83rd year/ his wife/ Margaret Mitchell/ died/ Dec. 16, 1947/ aged 90 years/ Bessie M. Gemmell/ 1887 - 1913/ Gemmell

    6. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 14.

    7. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: William Gemmell Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1853 Birth Place: Ayr, Ontario Age at Death: 82 Death Date: 26 Dec 1935 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father: Mathew Gemmell Mother: Stephenson

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: William Gemmell Age: 26 Birth Date: abt 1856 Birth Place: Ayr Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1882 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Matthew Gemmell Mother: Mary Stevenson Spouse: Margaret Mitchell Spouse's Age: 24 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1858 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Father: John Mitchell Spouse Mother: Margaret Baird

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1853 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1882 - AYR, 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 - 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 MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1913 - North Dumfries Concession 09 Lot 34, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Disease of Coronary Arteries - Senility - 26 Dec 1935 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Dec 1935 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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