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

William Hardy[1]

Male 1827 - 1915  (87 years)


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  • Name William Hardy 
    Born 11 Jun 1827  , Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, life story 
    Immigration 1835  [5
    Immigration 1838  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1850  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Free Church Presbyterian 
    Religion 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Wesley Methodist 
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Brethren 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-53298 
    Died 12 Apr 1915  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Cancer of Face 5 years-Heart Failure 2 weeks 
    Buried Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53298  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Joseph Hardy,   b. 1799, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Watters,   b. 1801, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F28602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Wright,   b. 5 Dec 1832, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Nov 1850  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Jane Hardy,   b. 27 Feb 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1898  (Age 47 years)
     2. Joseph H. Hardy,   b. 11 Nov 1852, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Hardy,   b. 1854, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Milton Hardy,   b. 1 Sep 1854, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1918, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. James Hardy,   b. 1856, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Jane Hardy,   b. 1857, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Hardy,   b. 13 May 1861, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1951, Lenox, Macomb, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Martha M. Hardy,   b. 16 Sep 1861, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William Frederick "Frederick" Hardy,   b. 27 Apr 1874, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F13796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Winterbourne

      Early on the morning of April twelfth there passed away after a lingering and painful illness, the oldest resident of this section in the person of Mr. William Hardy, at the advanced age of 87 years and 10 months. The deceased was born in Nottingham, England, in 1827, and came to this country with his parents at the age of eight. The family at first lived in Hamilton then at Gourock, near Guelph, and finally took up the farm on which the deceased died. When a young man he carried the mails on horse-back thru the woods from Guelph to Hamilton, which at that time was not an easy task and at times even dangerous. On his father acquiring the property here he came home and soon after was married to Elizabeth Wright, who survive him, along with three sons, Joseph, of Lanigan, Sask., John and Frederick, of Winterbourne, and three daughters, Mrs. Hoskin, of Palmerston, Mrs. Lehman, Victoria, B. C., and Mrs. Mitchell, Winterbourne, Mrs. Daly having predeceased him. He had a sturdy independent temperament with which he faced and overcame the difficulties incident to early pioneer days. He was among the first to invest in thorough-bred cattle, and it proved to be remunerative as well as helpful to his neighbors. Possessed of a fine treble voice he, with Messrs. M. Durrat, J. Hamilton and Wm. Elsly formed a quartette that was ?ted in the days of tea-meeting and revival services. He was a consistent member and faithful supporter of the Methodist church. The funeral took place from his late residence to the Winterbourne cemetery on Wednesday of last week. Rev. W. Hamilton officiating at the services. The pall-bearers were John Hardy, Fred Hardy, Mr. Hoskin, Jas. Mitchell, Wilbur Hardy and John Daly.

      Elmira Signet Apr 22 1915 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Jeremiah Daly Born: Ireland Age: 26 Father: Jeremiah Daly Mother: Ellen Daly Born: abt 1848 Spouse: Jane Hardy Age: 23 born: Woolwich Father: William Hardy Mother: Elisabeth Hardy married 4 Jun 1874 married: Waterloo

    2. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-1 Page 4.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 4 Page 10.

    4. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 1 Pg 10.

    5. [S348] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1911, Div. 13 page 4.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 11.

    7. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 4 Page 33.

    8. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 7 Page 64.

    9. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 35.

    10. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev'd James Spencer, Wesleyan Methodist Minister report #190.
      Wm. Hardy. to Elizabeth Wright, both of Woolwich. 18 Nov. 1850. Rev. Spencer. Wit. Wm. S. Griffin, of Guelph and Wm. Elsley, of Waterloo.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1827 - , Nottinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1838 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1850 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesley Methodist - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Brethren - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cancer of Face 5 years-Heart Failure 2 weeks - 12 Apr 1915 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winterbourne Presbyterian Cemetery, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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