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John Currie

Male 1829 - 1921  (92 years)


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  • Name John Currie 
    Born 17 Jan 1829  Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1833  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Directory 1864  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Firsts Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    first coal yard in Ayr 
    Interesting life story, business 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Con 3 at Ayr 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Coal Dealer 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presbyterian 
    Retired 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-57993 
    Died 20 Jun 1921  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10, 11
    Cause: Cause: Myocarditis - Apoplexy (3 months) 
    Buried 22 Jun 1921  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I57993  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father William Currie,   b. 1792, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Margaret Jackson,   b. 1801, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1882, Ayr, , Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F3076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes L. Pringle,   b. 1832, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1885, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jane Ford Currie,   b. CALC 21 Apr 1851, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1931, Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. William Currie,   b. 1855, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1919, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Margaret Pringle "Maggie" Currie,   b. CALC 18 Sep 1856, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1938, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     4. John Currie,   b. 1860, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1860  (Age 0 years)
     5. Agnes Currie,   b. 20 Jun 1863, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1934, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Isabella Currie,   b. CALC 3 Jun 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1889, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F33139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    John Currie
    John Currie
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  • Notes 
    • Died in South Dumfries, on Monday, June 20th, 1921, at 5 o'clock, p. m. John Currie in his 96th year. The funeral will take place from the residence of his son-in-law, Robert Smuck, Paris Road, on Wednesday, June 22, at 2.30 p. m. to Ayr Cemetery

      Funeral Card


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      Passing of John Currie
      Lived Upwards of 90 Years in This Community

      This week we have to chronicle the passing of the oldest resident of the community in the person of John Currie, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Robert Smuck, Paris Road, on Monday, June 20th, at the ripe age of over 95 years. The deceased was born in Roxboroughshire, Scotland, and came to Canada at the age of four years, settling on the farm now occupied by Mr. Stephen Gemmell, afterwards locating at different periods on several other farms in the locality.

      Over 40 years ago Mr. Currie discontinued farming and moved into Ayr, where he started a coal yard, being the first coal merchant in the village. During the time he was farming, he also did a lot of teaming between here and Hamilton, and other points from lake to lake.

      To have lived upwards of 90 years in one community falls to the lot of few men. The changes he witnessed in that long period can probably be better imagined than described. Suffice it that in his early days the country was in a crude state. There were no railroads and in fact very few and very indifferent roads of any kind. The forests were the rendezvous of Indians, wolves, bears and highway men, and the whole country was passing through the throes of a rebellion. He successfully weathered all these adverse conditions and prospered as the country developed.

      Mr. Currie was a Reformer in politics and a Presbyterian in religion, being a member of Knox United Church. His partner in life was Agnes Pringle, who predeceased him some years. A family of five were born to them - two of whom, Isabell and William, have passed on before.

      Those living are Mrs. Geo. Swan, sr., Ayr; Mrs. Margaret Bell, Galt; and Mrs. Robert Smuck, South Dumfries. A brother and sister, Peter Currie and Mrs. Christie (Toronto), also survive. Interment was made in the Ayr cemetery yesterday, the funeral being very largely attended. Rev. J. J. Brown conducted the services, and the pallbearers were principally grandchildren, viz., Currie Smuck, John, Ewart and James Bell, Robert Smuck and George H. Lawrence.

      The Ayr News Jun 23 1921 pg 1

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  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 7.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 51.

    3. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, Parish registers for Lillesleaf, 1737-1854 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Lilliesleaf (Roxburghshire) film 1067947.
      John Currie b. 17 Jan 1829, Lilliesleaf, Roxburg, Scotland s/o William Currie and Margaret Jackson

    4. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 57.

    5. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 23.

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/Northeast] In memory of/ Robert Christie M. D./ who died July 23, 1863;/ aged 38 years/ Peter J. Currie/ born Mar. 7, 1839/ died Nov. 5, 1922/ till He Come/ George Henry Lawrence/ 1882 - 1965/ Agnes PrIngle Lawrence/ 1881 - 1966/ Christie
      [Left/Southeast] In memory of/ William Currie Jr./ died May 14, 1913/ In his 73rd year/ Agnes Little/ wife of/ William Currie/ died June 23, 1902/ aged 61 years./ Margaret J. Myers/ dau. of/ W. & A. Currie/ died Aug. 12, 1900/ aged 27 years./ Albert J./ son of/ W. & A. Currie/ Died dec. 3, 1904/ Aged 26 years/ Agnes Little/ Dau. of/ W. & A. Currie/ Died Nov. 1, 1905/ Aged 29 Years.
      [Back/Southwest] In memory of/ William Currie/ who died Mar. 26, 1857/ aged 64 years./ also his wife/ Margaret Jackson/ died Oct. 9, 1882;/ aged 80 years./ also their sons & daughters/ Thomas/ died June 26, 1845;/ aged 2 years./ Ebenezer/ died Oct. 30, 1882/ aged 36 years/ Also Two Infants Died 1828 & 1833, Aged 10 & 13 Months/ Isabella/ Wife of/ Rev. R. Thynne/ Died Nov. 3, 1867;/ Aged 30 Years/ Currie.
      [Right/Northwest] In memory of/ John Currie Jr./ died June 20, 1921/ aged 96 years/ also his wife/ Agnes L. PrIngle/ died Aug. 19, 1885;/ aged 53 years./ also Isabella their youngest dau./ died Sept. 3rd 1889;/ aged 23 years & 3 Mo's/ John/ Infant son of John Jr. & Agnes/ Currie/ Died June 20, 1860/ John Currie Sen./ Died Oct. 22, 1868/ Aged 68 Years/ E. Currie Smuck/ 1900 - 1959/ Isabel Hall Smuck/ 1896 - /

    7. [S2556] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), Obituary of John Currie - 23 June 1921, Page 1.

    8. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 4.

    9. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.

    10. [S619] News - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr News (1897- ), "Passing of John Currie," Jun 23 1921 pg 1.

    11. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: John Currie Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1826 Birth Place: Scotland Age at Death: 95 Death Date: 20 Jun 1921 Death Place: Brant, Ontario, Canada

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jan 1829 - Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1833 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1864 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFirsts - first coal yard in Ayr - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Con 3 at Ayr - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Coal Dealer - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Myocarditis - Apoplexy (3 months) - 20 Jun 1921 - South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Jun 1921 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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