Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
John R. Renshaw

John R. Renshaw[1, 2]

Male 1832 - 1892  (60 years)

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  • Name John R. Renshaw 
    Born 1832  , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1855  [6
    manufacturer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Shoemaker 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    Business 1867  Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    boot and shoemaker 
    John Renshaw boot and shoemaker advertisement
    John Renshaw boot and shoemaker advertisement
    Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Shoemaker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-46209 
    Died 14 Aug 1892  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Typhoid fever 
    Buried Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I46209  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Family Margaret Hanley,   b. 1832, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1894  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1855  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. William Robert Renshaw,   b. 1854, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Kate Renshaw,   b. 1855, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1939  (Age 84 years)
     3. Alexander Chapman Renshaw,   b. 25 Mar 1859, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1940  (Age 81 years)
     4. Mary Elliott Renshaw,   b. 22 Aug 1860, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1884, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Margaret Loretta Renshaw,   b. 11 Feb 1863, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1885, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. John J. J. Renshaw,   b. 7 Aug 1864, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1913  (Age 49 years)
     7. Anne Renshaw,   b. 1866, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Wilhelmina Taylor Renshaw,   b. 21 Jan 1868, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1884, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     9. Albert Renshaw,   b. Oct 1870, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Annie Moore Renshaw,   b. 1885, Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1910, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F12010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1832 - , Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jan 1855 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - boot and shoemaker - 1867 - Blair (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Typhoid fever - 14 Aug 1892 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The first postmaster at Blair was Wendal Bowman who served from 1858 to 1863. Mr. Bowman was succeeded by Henry Bechtel Sr. who operated the post office from 1863 to 1865. Mr. Bechtel was in turn succeeded by John R. Renshaw who was Blair's postmaster from 1865 to 1892. It was during Mr. Renshaw's tenure, in 1874, that the Grand Trunk Railway built a station in Blair and the post office moved to that facility. With the move Mr. Renshaw became stationmaster as well as postmaster.

      The office of postmaster remained in the Renshaw family for a number of years with John Renshaw's widow, Margaret, filling the office from 1892 to 1895. She was succeeded in 1895 by her son John J.H. Renshaw who retained the office until his death in 1913. At this point his widow Lois Renshaw took over the office which she relinquished in 1914.


      Cambridge Postal History - III, Jim, Quantrell, pg 139-140

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Joshua L Martin Born: Woolwich Age: 25 Father: Henry Martin Mother: Mary Martin Born: abt 1855 Spouse: Mary E Renshaw Age: 20 born: Waterloo Father: John Renshaw Mother: Margaret Renshaw married 15 Dec 1880

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 23 Jul 1885.
      17 July 1885 Maggie L. Renshaw, daughter of John Renshaw, died in Blair at age of 22 years

    3. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      John Renshaw / died / Aug. 14, 1892 / aged 59 yrs / Margaret / Renshaw / died / Dec. 29, 1894 / aged 61 yrs

    4. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 13.

    5. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 1 Page 3.

    6. [S110] Church Records - ON, Waterloo Co., Cambridge - First United.
      John Renshaw, Manufacturer, Married Margaret Hanley, Spinster, Witn: Andrew Elliott & William Lutz, 18 Jan 1855 By License In Galt