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Robert Henry Guthrie

Male 1861 - 1945  (84 years)


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  • Name Robert Henry Guthrie 
    Born 1861  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-340302 
    Died 20 Oct 1945  London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 23 Oct 1945  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I340302  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Father Robert Guthrie,   b. CALC 18 Apr 1824, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1916, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Mother Jane Manson,   b. 1829, , Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1882, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F248415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Ritchie,   b. 1 Oct 1852, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1932, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1883  Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Bessie Guthrie,   b. 17 Feb 1884, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1949  (Age 65 years)
     2. Robert E. Guthrie,   b. 26 Apr 1885, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1961, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Jean Guthrie,   b. 1 Oct 1887, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1972  (Age 85 years)
     4. Margaret Guthrie,   b. 12 Jan 1891, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F248417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Henry Guthrie Passes

      Native of South Dumfries Township Was in His 85th Year-Prominent Farmer

      Robert Henry Guthrie, a highly-esteemed and respected resident of South Dumfries township, passed away in Victoria Hospital, London, on Saturday, October 20th, in his 85th year. Mr. Guthrie was born on the 9th concession of Blenheim township, being a son of Robert Guthrie and Jane Manson, Scottish pioneers.

      In his early twenties, he settled on the farm in South Dumfries where he had since resided. He was always keenly interested in agriculture and operated his farm successfully for some sixty years.

      Mr. Guthrie was a man of strong, upright character, always upholding the best interests of his country and the community in which he lived.

      He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Paris, and prior to church union was a member of the session of the Presbyterian Church for a period of thirty years. He also was a teacher and superintendent of the Paris Plains Sunday School for a number of years.

      Mrs. Guthrie, whose maiden name was Esther Ritchie, predeceased him in 1932.

      He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Murdo McRae; one son, Robert E. Guthrie, and four daughters, Mrs. John Kyle, Mrs. Thomas Kelley, Mrs. Theodore Sayles, and Miss Margaret, at home; also fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

      The funeral services, which were largely attended, took place Tuesday afternoon from his late residence, Crystal Spring Farm, 4th concession of South Dumfries, with interment being made in Ayr Cemetery. Rev. R. M. Geiger, B.A., conducted the services and brought messages of comfort to the bereaved. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The pallbearers were six grandsons: Wilbur Guthrie, Robert, Clarence and Thomas Sayles, Kingsburgh and Robert Kyle.

      The Ayr News Oct 25 1945 pg 12

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front right] Jane Manson/ beloved wife of/ Robert Guthrie/ died 8th Nov. 1882,/ aged 52 years./ also their son/ David,/ died 24th July 1884/ aged 26 years./ John George/ died 6th Oct. 1890/ aged 26 years./ Jane,/ died 17th Feb. 1892/ aged 25 years./ son & dau. of Robert & Jane Guthrie
      [Front left] David Guthrie Sr./ died 28th Oct. 1834,/ aged 43 years/ Margaret Wyllie/ his wife/ died 22nd Nov. 1884/ aged 90 years./ Robert Guthrie/ died Sep. 22nd 1916 aged 92 yrs. & 5 Mos./ CatherIne M. Tinling/ his wife/ 1836 - 1920/ James A. Guthrie/ 1871 - 1928/ Guthrie
      [Back right] Robert Henry Guthrie/ died Oct. 20, 1945/ aged 84 years/ Esther Ritchie/ wife of R H Guthrie/ 1852 - 1932/ Robert E. Guthrie/ 1885 - 1961/ his beloved wife/ Margaret N. Smith/ 1884 - 1967/ Margaret Guthrie/ 1891 - 1979/ Isabelle Guthrie/ 1915-1990
      [Back left] William Guthrie/ 1854 - 1914/ Margaret Gemmell his wife/ 1855 - 1931/ Robert D./ 1897 - 1917/ Johnie G./ sons of Wm. & Margaret Guthrie/ died 28th April 1892/ aged 7 Mos 7 days
      [A] John [B] Robert D. [C] Father/ Wm. J. [D] Mother/ M.G.G. (E) Roy K. (F) Father (G) Mother (H) Father (I) Mother (J) Margaret [K] R.G. [L] J.M.G. [M] D.G. [N] J.G.G. [O] C.M.G. [P] James A. Guthrie [Q] M.W.G. [R] D.G. Sr. [A & B not found Septemeber 2011]

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Robert H Guthrie Age: 22 Birth Date: abt 1861 Birth Place: Canada Marriage Date: 2 Nov 1883 Marriage County or District: Brant Father: Robert Guthrie Mother: Jane Guthrie Spouse: Esther Richie Spouse's Age: 30 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1853 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Father: Robert Richie Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Richie

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1861 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1883 - Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1945 - London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Oct 1945 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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