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

David McColl

Male 1840 - 1930  (89 years)


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  • Name David McColl 
    Born 10 Apr 1840  Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Business Nithside Creamery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nithside Creamery 
    • A year later in 1906, David McColl reviewed the events of the ice house in the Ayr News naming the ice house and creamery as 'Nithside Creamery'. David was the owner of the building, although Mr. J. W. Ball was stated to be the maker of all the butter and cream.1a

      1aRemoval of One of the Last Ice Houses Remaining in Canada located in the Heart of Ayr By Rachel Morgan Redshaw
    David McColl's Store
    David McColl's Store
    Source of image unknown
    Interesting story, business 
    Residence 1861  Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration 1863  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1863  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name David McCall 
    Occupation Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    store 
    C. M. George Druggist - Ayr, Ontario
    C. M. George Druggist - Ayr, Ontario
    source unknown
    Occupation 1879  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    post office agent 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Store Clerk 
    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  [4
    General Merchant 
    David McColl's Store
    David McColl's Store
    Source of image unknown
    Ayr-McColl,David-store-003-Baker&McColl-GeneralMerchantspottery.jpg
    David McColl's Pottery
    Owner Paul Slater
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    General Merchant 
    Ayr-McColl,David-store-003-Baker&McColl-GeneralMerchantspottery.jpg
    Ayr-McColl,David-store-003-Baker&McColl-GeneralMerchantspottery.jpg
    Owner Paul Slater
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Income 
    Residence Keewatin, Kenora, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1925  Victoria, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58081 
    Died 11 Feb 1930  Victoria, British Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I58081  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 

    Family Elizabeth Baker,   b. 25 Dec 1839, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1918, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1879  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F14989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passing of David McCall

      Word has been received from Victoria, B. C., of the death of a former highly esteemed resident of this village n the person of David McCall, who died in his 90th year on February 11th, after an illness of four days. Mr. McCall was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 10, 1840, and came to Ayr when a young man. After spending a few months in Ayr, he joined some scotch friends in Chicago, was employed there in wholesale furniture and, on the night of the great Chicago fire in 1871, was ordered by the military authorities to go to Detroit. Returning to Chicago, he later became an employee of the Post Office Department. On November 6, 1879, he married Elizabeth Baker and joined the general merchant business of the late William Baker and, after the death of William Baker, the firm was known as Baker & McCall. He retired from business when he sold the property to the present owner, W. A. Ramsay. He lived in Ayr until the death of his wife in July 26, 1918, when he went to Keewatin, Ont., to live with Mr. and Mrs. John Goldie. They all returned to Ayr in 1921, and later, in 1925, went to make their home in Victoria, B. C. He was a member of the United Church, also a member of the Ayr curling and bowling clubs. He is survived by one brother, John McCall, a retired school principal, living near Jedburgh, Scotland. The body has been cremated and interment will take place in the Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Feb 20 1930 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 8.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 90.

    3. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 7.

    4. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 42.

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 10731 (1879), McColl-Baker.
      David McColl, 39, occ. post office agent, Chicago, b. Scotland, s/o William McColl & Margaret Balfour, married Elizabeth Baker, 38, res. Ayr, b. Scotland, d/o William Baker & Margaret McColl, wit: Thomas Baker of Ayr, & Thomas McCook of Paris, 6 Nov1879 Ayr,

    6. [S2137] Census - Scotland - 1861, Barony, Glasgow, Scotland.

    7. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] B/ In memory of/ William Baker/ died 17th April 1891,/ aged 72 years/ also his wife/ Margaret/ died 10th April 1863,/ aged 47 years./ and their sons/ David/ died 7th May 1864,/ aged 10 years & 11 months/ William C./ died 6th May 1880/ aged 24 years & 10 months./ And daughters/ Margaret/ Died 31st Aug. 1857/ Aged 13 Years & 3 Months/ Jeannie/ Wife of John A. Donaldson/ Died 8th Jan. 1878,/ Aged 35 Years/ F. B. Gullet Toronto/ Baker. [Gullet - monument maker]
      [Left/South] Thomas Baker/ born June 7, 1847/ died May 24, 1917/ also his wife/ Georgiana Appleby/ born Sept. 23, 1850/ died June 1, 1934/ Margaret Elisa/ their daughter/ born Mar. 23, 1874/ died May 30, 1919/ Nursing Sisters Overseas
      [Back/West] David McColl/ 1840 - 1930/ Elizabeth Baker/ beloved wife of/ David McColl/ born Dec. 25, 1839/ died July 26, 1918/ May Lovett Baker/ born Feb. 25, 1878/ died July 12, 1960
      [A] Nursing Sister/ Margaret E. Baker/ C. A. M. C. C. E. F./ 30th May 1919/ + [veteran's Poppy]

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: David McColl Age: 39 Birth Date: abt 1840 Birth Place: Scotland Marriage Date: 6 Nov 1879 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: William McColl Mother: Margaret Balfour Spouse: Elizabeth Baker Spouse's Age: 38 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1841 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Father: William Baker Spouse Mother: Margaret McColl

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1840 - Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Barony, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1863 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1863 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - store - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - post office agent - 1879 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1879 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Clerk - 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 - General Merchant - 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 MapsOccupation - General Merchant - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Keewatin, Kenora, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - Victoria, British Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1930 - Victoria, British Columbia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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