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

John Linton

Male Cal 1813 - 1886  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name John Linton 
    Born CALC 24 Feb 1813  , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    farmer 
    Historic Building Abt 1856  780 Huron Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    log and brick structure 
    • Destroyed in 2010, constructed about 1865 possibly by John Linton or Thomas Scott who purchased the property in 1865
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-421221 
    Died 24 Nov 1886  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8
    Cause: Heart Disease (sudden death) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I421221  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Linton,   b. Abt 1794,   d. Bef 1861  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Vivian,   b. 1793, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F231890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Adam Linton,   b. 1782, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1842  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betty" Scott,   b. 1790, , Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1811  Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F23475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Brown,   b. CALC 9 Apr 1812, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1889, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Adam Linton,   b. 18 Apr 1848, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1930, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Margaret Linton,   b. CALC 14 Mar 1852, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1932, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. William Linton,   b. 25 Feb 1854, New Dundee, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1949  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F271629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In Galt, on Wednesday morning, 24th inst., at half-past 10 o/clock, John Linton, aged 73 years and 9 months.

      Funeral, this (Friday) afternoon, at half-past 2 o'clock, from his late residence, George Street, to Mount View Cemetery.

      Galt Reporter Nov 26 1886 pg 1

      __________________________

      Fearfully Sudden Death

      We were very much pained on Wednesday morning to learn of the very sudden death of Mr. John Linton, residing on George street in this town. Mr. Linton had been, we believe, apparently quite well in the morning, and pursued his usual avocation. About the middle of the forenoon, he took his saw and began cutting some wood. While sawing a stick he was observed by a friend to fall over, and the alarm being given, Mr. R. Blain and others went to his assistance. They found him quite unconscious, if not the dead. Medical aid was quickly obtained, but was of no avail, the doctor pronouncing his dead on his arrival. A short time ago, under the pressure of a sudden shock, occasioned by an accident to his son, the old gentleman fainted, it was then supposed. He quickly recovered, but that undoubtedly was the foreshadowing of the death which has now come to him. Mr. Linton was long a resident of Waterloo, near New Aberdeen, where he carried on farming until, having achieved a competence, he decided to remove to Galt, about four years ago, to spend the remainder of his days. He was a quiet, very worthy man, and was deservedly much respected by his many friends. Since he removed to Galt Mr. Linton had done much to improve the part of the town in which he resided, having erected some six or seven cottages within the past three years. Mr. Linton was for a great number of years an elder of Knox church, Ayr, and was undoubtedly in all the walks of life, an earnest Christian man.

      Galt Reporter Nov 26 1886 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 10.
      John LINTON Farmer Scotland Presbyterian 39
      Mary LINTON Scotland Presbyterian 40
      Adam LINTON Canada Presbyterian 4

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 53.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 72.

    4. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 2 Page 14.

    5. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      John Linton/ died/ 24th Nov. 1886,/ aged 73 y'rs, 9 mo's. / also his wife/ Mary Brown/ died 9th Nov. 1889/ aged 77 y'rs. 7 mo's.

    6. [S796] Funeral Card - transcription -original card location unknown.
      Died/ In Galt yesterday, (Wednesday) morning at half past 10 o'clock John Linton aged 73 years and 0 months. Funeral On Friday afternoon, at half-past 2 o'clock from his late residence, George St., to Mount View Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Galt Nov. 25th 1886

    7. [S134] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1851, Div 2 Pg 10.

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Name:John Linton Gender:Male Age:73 Birth Date:abt 1813 Birth Place:Rox, Scotland Death Date:24 Nov 1886 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Heart Disease

    9. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11924-2 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067924.
      Adam Linton married Elizabeth Scott 17 Jul 1811 Ettrick, Selkirk, Scotland

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 24 Feb 1813 - , Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - log and brick structure - Abt 1856 - 780 Huron Road, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 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 MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 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 MapsReligion - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease (sudden death) - 24 Nov 1886 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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