Waterloo Region Generations
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James Herbert Thomson

Male 1873 - 1943  (69 years)


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  • Name James Herbert Thomson 
    Born 19 Jul 1873  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-341601 
    Died 24 Apr 1943  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 27 Apr 1943  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I341601  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2024 

    Father Rev. John Thomson Thomson,   b. 18 Apr 1841, Rutherglen, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1926, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Kate Martha Thomson,   b. 29 Jan 1845, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1904, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F248521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Hilborn,   b. 20 Jun 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1939, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1906  , York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F248883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JAMES H. THOMSON

      Native of Ayr Passes Suddenly In Toronto--Funeral Here on Tuesday


      Death came Suddenly in Throw, on Saturday to James Herbert Thomson, a native of Ayr, and son of the late Rev. Dr. John Thomson, who was the minister of Knox United Church here for a period of 40 years. His passing was caused by a heart ailment from which he had been suffering for several months.

      Mr. Thomson was manager of Stone & Wellington, Nurserymen, Toronto, for 40 years. He was an ardent gardener, and when the present Greenwood Park, Ayr, was being laid out he presented the park committee with 20 Norway Maple trees.

      Mr. Thomson Was born and went to school here, later attending Galt splendid type of citizen and was highly esteemed by many friends here. He always held a warm spot in his heart for the village of his birth and made frequent visits to Ayr.

      In Toronto Mr. Thomson was a former director of Summit Golf Club, a member of the Canadian Club since its inception and a member of Deer Park United Church.

      His wife predeceased him three years ago. Surviving are four brothers, J. Arnold Thomson of Belleville; Pierre C. Thomson, Toronto; Major W. R. Thomson. overseas with the Canadian army, and George M. Thomson. Toronto.

      The Funeral.

      Following a chapel service in Toronto on Monday afternoon, which was attended by many Ayr friends in the Queen City, the funeral took place to Ayr Cemetery on Tuesday morning upon the arrival of the C.P.R. train from Toronto. The service at the graveside was conducted by Rev Thos. Merryweather ind the pallbearers were as follows: John A. Manson, James K. Kyle, Robert McRuer, James Welsh, Alex McRae. and Percy Hilborn, Preston.

      The Ayr News Apr 29 1943 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 54.

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Thomson/ Florence Hilborn/ 1874 - 1939/ beloved wife of/ James H. Thomson/ 1873 - 1943

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Florence Hilborn Age: 31 Birth Date: abt 1875 Birth Place: Canada Marriage Date: 4 Jan 1906 Marriage County or District: York Father: Wm Hilborn Mother: Jane Harvey Spouse: Jas Herbert Thomson Spouse's Age: 32 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1874 Spouse Birth Place: Canada Spouse Father: John Thomson Spouse Mother: Martha Kate Thomson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1873 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jan 1906 - , York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1943 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Apr 1943 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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