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

Donald Lucius Arnold McKay

Male 1888 - 1908  (19 years)


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  • Name Donald Lucius Arnold McKay 
    Born 10 Jun 1888  Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-38876 
    Died 11 May 1908  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Tubercular Meningitis (3 months) 
    Buried Winterbourne Pioneer Methodist Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38876  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father John Findlay McKay,   b. 20 Aug 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ann Maria Nicklin,   b. 28 Dec 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Oct 1846  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John Findlay McKay,   b. 20 Aug 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ann Nicklin,   b. 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Oct 1869  [2
    Family ID F254595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SAD DEATH OF D. L. A. McKAY

      Promising Career Cut off in Early Manhood by the Grim Reaper

      A promising career was cut short at 1.30 o'clock, on Monday morning, the Grim Reaper summoned Donald Lucius Arnold McKay, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. McKay at their home 149 Queen street Berlin. The deceased who was of a strong and robust constitution, had been in poor health since the beginning of the year and was in the Kingston Hospital for between seven and eight weeks, suffering from what was supposed to be an attack of typhoid fever. However, not showing signs of convalescence, he was removed to his home and after being here a few days, he was compelled to take to his bed. Notwithstanding with the best medical attention he showed no signs of improvement, the physicians diagnosing the case as one of tubercular meningitis and little hope was held out for his recovery. He was unconscious since last Tuesday and his end was peaceful. The late Donald L. A. McKay, was born on his father's farm near Bloomingdale in 1887 and after attending the public school at Bloomingdale, he entered the Berlin High School in 1902, and matriculated in 1905. In that year he won a scholarship of $115 in English and History, from Queens University, heading the whole province. In his first year at the University he took first class honors in all his classes and repeated his record last year. This year he was taking the Honor course in English and Political Science, having the practice of law in view and no doubt would have taken a high stand. He was very popular in the Collegiate, both with scholars and teachers and took an active part in the Literary Society, as well at in athletics, playing half back on the football team. When he went to the University he played Association football and later played with the Second and lastly with the Senior Rugby Club. His popularity and manly character was shown by his election to one of the highest offices of Queen's University, namely the President of the Y. M.C.A., a sad feature of this was that he was then lying seriously ill at the College Hospital, but none of his classmates thought that there was anything fatal in his illness. That the deceased was exceedingly popular was shown by the devotion and self-sacrifice of a number of his old classmates who attended at his bedside day and night during his trying illness, in a vain effort to nurse their former comrade back to health. He was well known throughout the town and during the past few weeks, many were the anxious enquiries made as to his condition. His untimely demise will be a severe blow to his bereaved parents and family, who will have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends. The funeral took place from the residence 149 Queen street, south, on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 p. m., where a short service was held, after which the remains were taken to the Methodist cemetery, at Winterbourne for interment.

      Chronicle Telegraph 14 May 1908 pg 7

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-11 Page 14.

    2. [S2545] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Township North 1891, Waterloo Township, Sect. 1 Page 4.

    3. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Donald Lucius Arnold McKay Gender: Male Age: 20 Birth Date: abt 1888 Birth Place: Bloomingdale Death Date: 11 May 1908 Death Place: Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Lubercular Mengngitis
      #029283

    4. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Donald Lucas McKay Date of Birth: 10 Jun 1888 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo Twp., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: John F McKay Mother's name: Anna Nicklin #035702

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1888 - Bloomingdale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Tubercular Meningitis (3 months) - 11 May 1908 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Pioneer Methodist Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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