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

Alexander Falconer

Male 1864 - 1924  (59 years)


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  • Name Alexander Falconer 
    Born 23 May 1864  Dunbarton, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Harness Maker - shop 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-340292 
    Died 9 Mar 1924  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Cause: Toxic Thyroid (1 year) - Myocarditis (1 year) 
    Buried 12 Mar 1924  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I340292  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Family Mary Secker,   b. 4 Mar 1866, Dunbarton, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1908, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 May 1892  Dunbarton, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Clarence Falconer,   b. Feb 1897, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F248413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passing Of Prominent Mason - Sudden Demise of Alexander Falconer - The community was startled on Sunday evening when it became known that Mr. Alexander Falconer had passed away at the Hamilton Hospital after undergoing two operations for goiter within a few days of each other, the last on Saturday, death following at 5: 45 p.m. on Sunday. Mr. Falconer had gone down the early part of the week and had put himself in the hands of an expert, who performed the first operation on Wednesday. Both were successful but the patient was unable to rally from the severe shock to his system. Deceased was native of Pickering, where he was in business for some time as a harness maker. Later he went to Toronto, and from there came to Ayr about 18 years ago, purchasing the harness business of Mr. James McGhee, now of Toronto. This he ran successfully until about a year ago when he sold out to the present owner, Mr. Alex. Runstetler. Mr. Falconer was a shrewd business man, a god mechanic and very popular with his patrons, all of whom and the public generally will sincerely regret his early demise, just when he was prepared to take life easy. He was a prominent Mason, being a past master when he came here; he was subsequently elected master of the local lodge for a term and fulfilled his duties most creditably. For some years he was a member of the Public Library Board and also of Knox United Church. A son, Mr. Clarence Falconer of Toronto, survives, Mrs. Falconer having passed away shortly after the family came to Ayr. The funeral, which took place yesterday (Wednesday) from the residence of Mr. Chisholm Scott, Stanley Street, to the Ayr Cemetery, was under Masonic auspices, local members of the Order acting as pallbearers, as follows: Jno. Q. Reid, J.W. Henderson, Jas. G. Fair, D. Reid, W.A. Ramsay, A.R. Robertson.

      The Ayr News Mar 13 1924 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 3.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      F/ Alexander Falconer/ born May 23, 1864/ died Mar. 9, 1924/ Mary Secker/ his wife/ born Mar. 4, 1866/ died Aug. 12 1908/ "The memory of the Just Is Blessed"/ Falconer

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Alex Falconer Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1865 Birth Place: Canada Age at Death: 59 Death Date: 9 Mar 1924 Death Place: Wentworth, Ontario, Canada

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Alexander Falconer Age: 27 Birth Date: abt 1865 Birth Place: Dunbarton, Ontario Marriage Date: 11 May 1892 Marriage County or District: Ontario Father: James Falconer Mother: Isabella Falconer Spouse: Mary Secker Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1867 Spouse Birth Place: Dunbarton Ont Spouse Father: William Secker Spouse Mother: Mary Secker

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harness Maker - shop - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Toxic Thyroid (1 year) - Myocarditis (1 year) - 9 Mar 1924 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Mar 1924 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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