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

William Patterson[1]

Male 1812 - 1889  (77 years)


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  • Name William Patterson 
    Born 1812  , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    NC Methodist 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist Canada 
    Birth 10 Nov 1889  [4
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-387259 
    Died 25 Nov 1889  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8
    Cause: Heart Disease (2 years) 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I387259  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Family Sarah Hunt,   b. 1809, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1891, Near Kossuth, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Patterson,   b. 1837, , Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1870, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. William Henry Patterson,   b. 1840, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1915, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Mary Jane Patterson,   b. 1842, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth Patterson,   b. 1843, Seneca Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Matilda Patterson,   b. 5 Nov 1844, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1931, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Rachel Patterson,   b. 1848, Seneca Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1929, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F262101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Deceased of One of Waterloo's Truest Sons

      On Sunday morning last, at the age of seventy-seven years, there passed to his eternal rest, Mr. William Patterson, of Waterloo Township. For some time this aged and respected person had been ailing with what proved to be a fatal affection. Dr. Ochs, of Hespeler, did all in his power to relieve the sufferer, but still, did not expect him to depart this life so suddenly. Last Saturday night, Mr. Patterson retired as usual, and slept well until about six o'clock on Sunday morning, when he was seized with a violent fit of coughing, which resulted in such a flux of blood as to immediately check breathing. In a few minutes all was over, and he, who was the light of that home, was still in death. Mr. Patterson was a native of Ireland, and in early life settled in this country, while the forests were in their pristine wildness and immensity. A number of years ago he moved farther west, and settled on the farm which has since then been the family home. By industry and application equaled by few he and his faithful wife and children made for themselves a very comfortable home indeed. While arduously laboring physically, Mr. P. did not allow his mental faculties to go untutored, but the rather, spent some time storing his mind with useful knowledge. He was not an omnivorous reader, but what he read was well weighed and carefully treasured in the store-room of a most retentive memory.

      Every person who conversed with him was forcibly struck by his sound principles of reasoning and his singular intelligence. In politics he held views, that were based on honest and truly British principles, but void of that dogmatism and that fire-brand composition which are characteristic of so many in this age of Party Government.

      In things pertaining to his future existence, he was very conversant, and all through his life he was an example of one who made his dealings with his fellow-men be inconsistence with his honest religious opinions. He was a member of the Methodist church, and was a factor for good with all whom he came in contact. Everything of a trifling or frivolous nature in regard to things divine received his just discountenance.

      His wife and five out of seven children, survive a noble husband and an estimable parent, William, his only surviving son, remains on the old homestead with his aged mother. On Tuesday afternoon, a large gathering of friends followed the remains to Wanner's Cemetery, where so many of Waterloo's noblest sleep. Rev. Dr. Cornish, of Hespeler, conducted the funeral services very acceptably. Thus these old landmarks are being rapidly removed, and very few of those who experienced pioneer life, now remain.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 28 May 1891.
      May 16, 1891 The wife of Wm. Patterson died near Kossuth at age of 84 years.

    2. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 2.

    3. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 1 Page 2.

    4. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Nov 1889.
      Nov. 10, 1889 Wm. Patterson died near Hespeler at age of 77 years.

    5. [S2575] Census - ON, Waterloo Township - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 46.

    6. [S2588] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Wanner Cemetery Internet Link.
      [East] William/ PATTERSON/ Born 1812, died 1889/ His wife/ Sarah/ HUNT/ Born 1809, died 1891/ PATTERSON
      [West] George/ PATTERSON/ Born 1837, died 1870/ William/ PATTERSON Jr./ Born 1840, died 1915/

    7. [S2653] aaaaWaterloo Twp. 1861, Sect. 8 Page 55.

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 018291 (1889).
      Name:William Patterson Gender:Male Age:89 Birth Date:abt 1800 Birth Place:Ireland Death Date:25 Nov 1889 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1812 - , Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - NC Methodist - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist Canada - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease (2 years) - 25 Nov 1889 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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