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

John Hugh Lillico

Male Cal 1866 - 1925  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name John Hugh Lillico 
    Born CALC 19 Nov 1866  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-341550 
    Died 24 Jul 1925  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Cause: Burns from Escaping Steam from Thrashing Machine (1 day) - Shock (6 hours) 
    Buried 27 Jul 1925  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I341550  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Alexander Lillico,   b. CALC 6 Dec 1820, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1899, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Catharine Baxter,   b. 1820, Of, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1905  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F247856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Campbell Barton,   b. 25 Oct 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1946, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1900  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Catherine McDonald Lillico,   b. 21 Jun 1902, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1969, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Douglas Barton Lillico,   b. 3 Dec 1903, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1966, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. James McIntyre "Mac" Lillico,   b. 16 Jun 1905, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1989, Burford, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Robert John Lillico,   b. 17 Nov 1906, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1941, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Jessie Margaret Lillico,   b. 18 Aug 1908, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1992, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Christina M. Lillico,   b. 27 Dec 1911,   d. 19 Apr 1978, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F48896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tragic Occurrence - John Hugh Lillico Meets Death in Accident

      John H. Lillico, former reeve of Blenheim Township and warden of Oxford County and Progressive candidate in the North Oxford federal election of 1921?, died at the home of Walter Barrie, on mile from Ayr, at 5: 45 Friday afternoon as the result of being severely scalded by steam which sprayed over his body as he stood pinned between a traction engine and a threshing machine on the 10th concession of Blenheim Friday afternoon. Mr. Lillico was one of the best known and most capable farmer in Oxford County, and the news of his tragic death caused a profound sensation, not only in the community in which he lived, but also in the surrounding district. His many years of public service to the county and township brought him largely before the public, and he was known as a deep student of public affairs, an inveterate reader and a public speaker of much ability. His untimely and removes from Oxford county one of the most prominent men. The accident which ended fatally for Mr. Lillico took place about eleven o'clock Friday forenoon, while he was moving a threshing outfit on the Barrie farm. When ascending a step hill, the engine stalled, and the machine began to back down the hill, ?ing out of control. The separator remained stationary while the engine crashed into it, and Mr. Lillico, who was standing between the two parts of the outfit was crushed in the collision. In the crash, the steam gauge on the engine was broken, and, helplessly pinned between the heavy machinery, Mr. Lillico was subject to a stream of steam, which scalded him badly. With the assistance of Mr. Barrie and son, he was ? from his perilous position, and taken to the home of Mr. Barrie, while medical aid was summoned. In spite of all that could be done to save him, his condition gradually became weaker, and he passed away at a quarter to six o'clock. Mr. Lillico, who was in his 59th year, was born in the township of Blenheim, which he later served faithfully in many capacities. He lived all his life on a farm in that township, and was very successful in his student calling. A man of studious mind, he devoted all his leisure time to a study of public questions, and began his public service as a school trustee of his home section, which he served for many years before being called to the higher service of the township. In 1908, he was elected to the township council of Blenheim, and sat in that body as a councillor for seven years. On Deputy-Reeve Harley becoming Reeve of Blenheim in 1915, Mr. Lillico was chosen to take his place as deputy-reeve. After two years as deputy, Mr. Lillico became reeve of the township. In 1919 he was elected to the highest office in the gift of the county, that of Warden. Mr. Lillico's next appearance in public life was in the 1921 Dominion election campaign. He had some time previously been selected as the candidate for this election by the Progressives of North Oxford, and after a stirring campaign, he was defeated by a narrow margin, running third in a very close contest with Dr. Sinclair, M.P., and E. W. Nesbitt. In this campaign, he made a splendid showing as an excellent speaker and a man well versed in the affairs of his country. In addition to his public service, Mr. Lillico was an ardent church worker. At the time of his death he was a trustee of the Knox United Church, Ayr. As a man, he had the profound respect of every citizen of the community, and the deepest sympathy of a wide circle of friends goes out to his bereaved family. Mr. Lillico is survived by his wife, four sons, Alex at Acton, McIntyre at Ayr, .and Douglas and Robert at home and three daughters, Catherine, Jessie and Christina, also at home. The funeral on Monday to Ayr Cemetery was largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends, the services being in charge of Rev. J. W. Currie, assisted by Rev. G. I. Stephenson. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The pallbearers were as follows: Messrs. I. Perrin, J. Black, W. Lillico, M. Lillico, D. Brown and A. Barton.

      The Ayr News Jul 30 1925 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] James Lillico/ 1854 - 1945/ Jeannie Dickie/ 1864 - 1925/ Catherine Jane/ daughter of/ James & Jeannie Lillico/ 1895 - 1918/ Margaret M. Edward/ 1892 - 1936/ Mary E. Lillico/ 1904 - 1936/ John Hugh Lillico/ 1866 - 1925/ his wife/ Christena C. Barton/ 1867-1946
      [Right/North] Elizabeth/ daughter of Alex. & Catherine/ Lillico/ died Sep. 16th 1876/ In the 26th year of Her Age./ also/ Alexr Charles/ died Jan. 1st 1887/ aged 27 years/ also/ Mary/ died May 10th 1925/ aged 72 years/ Charles L. Barrie/ died Apr. 30, 1918/ aged 31 years/ Robert John Lillico/ 1906 - 1996
      [Back/West] In Loving memory of/ Christina M. Lillico/ 1911 - 1978/ wife of/ Harvey N. Schermerhorn/ 1908 - 1987
      [A] Mother [B] Christina [C] Elizabeth [D] Alexander
      [Left/South] In memory/ of/ Alexander Lillico/ died June 6th 1899/ In his 79 year/ Catharine Baxter/ his wife/ died Jan. 25th 1907,/ In Her 85th year/ Catharine/ Daughter of Alex & Catharine/ Lillico/ died Dec. 4th 1900/ In the 44th year of Her Age.
      [E] Leila [F] Mary

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] James Lillico/ 1854 - 1945/ Jeannie Dickie/ 1864 - 1925/ Catherine Jane/ daughter of/ James & Jeannie Lillico/ 1895 - 1918/ Margaret M. Edward/ 1892 - 1936/ Mary E. Lillico/ 1904 - 1936/ John Hugh Lillico/ 1866 - 1925/ his wife/ Christena C. Barton/ 1867-1946

      [Right/North] Elizabeth/ daughter of Alex. & Catherine/ Lillico/ died Sep. 16th 1876/ In the 26th year of Her Age./ also/ Alexr Charles/ died Jan. 1st 1887/ aged 27 years/ also/ Mary/ died May 10th 1925/ aged 72 years/ Charles L. Barrie/ died Apr. 30, 1918/ aged 31 years/ Robert John Lillico/ 1906 - 1996

      [Back/West] In Loving memory of/ Christina M. Lillico/ 1911 - 1978/ wife of/ Harvey N. Schermerhorn/ 1908 - 1987 [A] Mother [B] Christina [C] Elizabeth [D] Alexander

      [Left/South] In memory/ of/ Alexander Lillico/ died June 6th 1899/ In his 79 year/ Catharine Baxter/ his wife/ died Jan. 25th 1907,/ In Her 85th year/ Catharine/ Daughter of Alex & Catharine/ Lillico/ died Dec. 4th 1900/ In the 44th year of Her Age. [E] Leila [F] Mary

    3. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: John Hugh Lillico Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1867 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Age at Death: 58 Death Date: 24 Jul 1925 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    4. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Christena Barton Age: 32 Birth Date: abt 1868 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 3 Jul 1900 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Peter Catherine Barton Mother: Mcdonald Barton Spouse: John Hugh Lillias Spouse's Age: 33 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1867 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Spouse Father: Alexander Catherine Lillias Spouse Mother: Baxter Lillias

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 19 Nov 1866 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1900 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Burns from Escaping Steam from Thrashing Machine (1 day) - Shock (6 hours) - 24 Jul 1925 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jul 1925 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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