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Andrew Goodfellow

Male 1794 - 1850  (56 years)


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  • Name Andrew Goodfellow 
    Born 1794  Of, Roberton, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune 1850 
    killed in accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-41095P 
    Died 19 Apr 1850  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I41095  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 

    Family Elizabeth "Betty" Armstrong,   b. 21 Jul 1779, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1861  (Age 81 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Goodfellow,   b. 27 Jun 1822, Roberton, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Helen "Ellen" Goodfellow,   b. 1823, Roberton, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1874, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F8711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GOODFELLOW - On Friday evening last, a melancholy and fatal accident occurred in our own immediate vicinity to a well known and respected farmer, late of Dumfries, and more recently of Waterloo; viz., Mr. Andrew Goodfellow, a man of about 60 years of age. It appears that Mr. G. with his own team and assisted by several others, as well as Mr. Lamb of Carlisle, had that day been moving his (Mr. G's) nephew from Dumfries on to a farm in Beverly, and on returning home by way of Galt in the evening about the darkening, and when in the neighbourhood of Hunter's Tavern, Mr. Goodfellow slipped from a newly painted box on which he was sitting in the act of driving, and fell headlong into the road, fracturing his skull, and sustaining other severe injuries, causing concussion of the brain. He was immediately lifted into the waggon by his companions and conveyed towards Preston, and although he continued for some time to breathe he was quite insensible and no doubt expired long before the party reached that village. A drink of water was offered him at Groff's Creek, but the poor man was beyond recovery and unable to swallow it, if not actually dead at the time. An inquest was held in Preston and the jury by their foreman, Mr. W. Chapman of Galt, returned a verdict that he died of accidental fall from a waggon. We are sorry to state that evidence was given to show that the deceased was under the influence of liquor at the time and the party were driving rather rapidly, although it was alleged he was capable of taking care of himself. He has left a widow and family to mourn his sudden and deplorable end.

      Hamilton Spectator 27 Apr 1850

  • Sources 
    1. [S529] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Cedar Creek CC#4490 Internet Link.
      In/ memory of/ Andrew GOODFELLOW/ who died/ April 19, 1850/ aged 55 years/ also/ Betty ARMSTRONG/ his wife/ born July 21, 1779/ died May 27 1861.

    2. [S894] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861, Sect. 12 Page 82.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1794 - Of, Roberton, Selkirk, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1850 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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