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

Reeve William Nicoll

Male Cal 1859 - 1931  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name William Nicoll 
    Prefix Reeve 
    Born CALC 26 Jul 1859  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Elected Office Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Ayr 
    Elected Office Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve - Ayr 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-340194 
    Died 11 Jun 1931  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Volvalus of Bowel (10 days) 
    Buried 13 Jun 1931  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I340194  Generations
    Last Modified 31 May 2021 

    Family Janet Mary McIntyre,   b. 1859, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1946, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Annabella Nicoll
     2. Elizabeth Nicoll
     3. Stuart Boyle Nicoll,   b. 5 May 1893, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1966, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Christine Grant Nicoll,   b. 1900,   d. 3 Oct 1993, Scarborough, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F248373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Nicoll

      Death of an Esteemed Resident of This Village

      It was with deep regret that the people of this community learned of the death in Galt Hospital on Thursday of William Nicoll, an esteemed resident of this village, in his 72nd year. Deceased was taken ill some ten days previous to his demise and had been subsequently removed to Galt Hospital, where an operation was performed. His condition continued critical, however, and he passed quietly away on Thursday. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came with his father to Canada when six years old. His mother came to this country the following year and the family settled in Harriston, where the father was a contractor. About fifty years ago William came to Ayr and became an employee of the John Watson Mfg. Co. Later he became superintendent in the factory, which position he held till his death. Forty-two years ago he married Janet Mary McIntyre, Rev. John Thomson officiating at the wedding. Besides his widow, a family of four survive: William of Elizabeth, N. J., Stuart of New York City; Annabelle (Mrs. J. A. Campbell) of St. Thomas, and Christina (Mrs. G. C. Horne) of Toronto. The subject of this brief sketch found time in his busy life to take an active interest in things pertaining to the welfare of the village, and was councillor and reeve, also a member of the Ayr School Board. He, with a few others, was instrumental in having a Continuation school established here and was a member of the first Board of Trustees. In politics he was a Liberal. Both he and his wife joined Knox Church over forty years ago and he continued a member there until his death. Of a kindly disposition, he was very popular with the employees of the Watson Co. and with the citizens in general. Of a cheerful disposition, he was a good neighbor and a contributor to every worthy cause and his sudden death has shocked the community. The funeral took place to the Ayr Cemetery on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended by old friends, neighbors and his former shop-mates, the Watson factory being closed for the day as a mark of respect. The service was jointly in charge of Rev. J. W. Currie, pastor of Knox United Church, and Dolman Lodge, I.O.O.F. At the graveside the impressive Oddfellow ceremonial was carried out by Past Masters R. L. Anderson and Wellington Nickerson. The pallbearers were: William Manson, Edward Whitson, A. G. Watson, W. E. Gammon, John Cochrane and John W. Watson.

      The Ayr News Jun 18 1931 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In Loving memory of/ William Nicoll/ 1859 - 1931/ his wife/ Janet Mary McIntyre/ 1859 - 1946/ Stuart B. Nicoll/ May 5, 1893 - Oct. 9, 1966/ and his wife/ Mae M. Hughes/ died Sept. 18, 1953/ Nicoll.
      [A] Stuar. [B] Mae [C] Mother [D] Father
      [Back/West] In Loving memory of/ Evan K. McIntyre/ 1861 - 1934/ ChrisiIna M. McIntyre/ 1866 - 1948/ Annie S. McIntyre/ 1868 - 1957/ McIntyre.
      [A] Evan [B] Christina [C] Annie

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: William Nicoll Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1860 Birth Place: Scotland Age at Death: 71 Death Date: 11 Jun 1931 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 26 Jul 1859 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Ayr - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Ayr - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Volvalus of Bowel (10 days) - 11 Jun 1931 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Jun 1931 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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