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

Matthew Stevenson "Steve" Gemmell

Male 1882 - 1974  (91 years)


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  • Name Matthew Stevenson "Steve" Gemmell 
    Born 4 Dec 1882  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1945  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-341442 
    Died 14 Nov 1974  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Buried 16 Nov 1974  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID I341442  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Gemmell,   b. 16 Nov 1853, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1935, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother 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, 7
    Family ID F248268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Isabella Currie,   b. 17 Feb 1898, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1939, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1919  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Robert Gemmell
     2. J. William Gemmell,   b. 1920,   d. 19 May 1978  (Age 58 years)
     3. Private Thomas Mitchell Gemmell,   b. 25 Jun 1923, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1945, Bedburg, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F248829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1882 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - 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 MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1919 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1945 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1974 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Nov 1974 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • M. S. Gemmell Passes

      Matthew Stevenson Gemmell of Eventide Home, Galt, passed away Thursday, November 14th. He was in his 92nd year. Born in Ayr December 14, 1882, Mr. Gemmell was a son of the late William Gemmell and Margaret Mitchell. he farmed near Ayr most of his life. After retirement he resided in Toronto for 15 years, moving back to Ayr eight years ago and then to Galt four years ago. He was a member of Knox United Church, Ayr. Predeceased by wife, the former Irene Currie in 1939, he is survived by two sons including Robert of Cambridge; one brother, James of Ayr; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by son Thomas; one brother John; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Henderson, Mrs. George Smye, and Miss Bessie Gemmell. Funeral service was held from Coutts and Son Funeral Home, Galt, on Saturday. Rev. D. E. Willis of Ayr officiated. Interment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were four nephews, George and Lloyd Smye, Keith Gemmel!, and Gilbert Gemmel!, Tom Robson and Harley Stager.

      The Ayr News Nov 21 1974 pg 6b

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

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

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Gemmell/ In LovIng memory of/ M. Stevenson Gemmell/ died Nov. 14, 1974 - aged 91 years/ Irene Currie/ beloved wife of M. S. Gemmell/ died Aug. 15, 1939 aged 41 years/ Pte. Thomas M. Gemmell/ Killed at Bedburg Germany Feb. 26, 1945/ Age 21 years/ J. Willia

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Matthew Stevison Gemmell Date of Birth: 14 Dec 1882 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: William Gemmell Mother's name: Margaret Mitchell

    5. [S1886] Military - Canada - Second World War Service Files Canadian Armed Forces War Dead.
      Gemmell, Thomas Mitchell 21 years Birthdate: 1923 Jun 25 Died: 1945 Feb 26 Rank: Private Unit: North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C. Force: Army Service Number: B134732 Additional Details son of Matthew Stephson & Irene Isabelle Gemmell of Ayr, Ontario

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Gemmell/ In Loving memory of/ M. Stevenson Gemmell/ died Nov. 14, 1974 - aged 91 years/ Irene Currie/ beloved wife of M. S. Gemmell/ died Aug. 15, 1939 aged 41 years/ Pte. Thomas M. Gemmell/ Killed at Bedburg Germany Feb. 26, 1945/ Age 21 years/ J. William Gemmell/ Died May 19, 1978, Aged 57 years/ Sons of Steve and Irene Gemmell/ [veteran's poppy]

    7. [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

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Mathew S Gemmell Age: 36 Birth Date: abt 1883 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 17 Sep 1919 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Wm Gemmell Mother: Margaret Mitchell Spouse: Irace I Currie Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1898 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Father: James Carrie Spouse Mother: Mary Brown