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

Thomas Whitson

Male Cal 1840 - 1924  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Thomas Whitson 
    Born CALC 15 Jun 1840  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth 11 Jun 1841  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Presbyterian 
    Residence 1864  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1868  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Teamster 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Ayr 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Laborer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Teamster 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Teamster 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teamster 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58342P 
    Died 28 Mar 1924  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (3 years) - Myocarditis with Exhaustion 
    Buried 30 Mar 1924  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I58342  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 

    Father James Whitson,   b. Abt 1825, of, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1881  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Scott,   b. CALC 21 Dec 1818, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1884, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Family ID F15141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Gladstone,   b. 9 Aug 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1868  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Eliza N. "Minnie" Whitson,   b. 7 Aug 1869, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1956, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Mary Ellen S. Whitson,   b. 7 Jan 1872, Greenfield (Reidsville), Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1936, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. James Edward Whitson,   b. 19 Aug 1873, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1949, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Edward J. Whitson,   b. 19 Aug 1873, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Gladstone Whitson,   b. 17 Jan 1877, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1900, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     6. Florence Jane Whitson,   b. 30 Jan 1884, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helen Black,   b. CALC 18 Oct 1844, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1865  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1864  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F248469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Eliza Gladstone,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Minnie Nichol Whitson,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F274500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Oldest Native Resident Gone - Demise of Mr. Thomas Whitson After Short Illness - In this year of grace we celebrate its 100th anniversary and the Sunday last the …?... Ayr cemetery the remains of the ...?... native-born citizen in the person of Thomas Whitson who passed away the …?... Friday, in his 84th year. It is regrettable, of course, that Mr. Whitson's lease of life did not extend beyond the date of the proposed celebration …?... August, but while man proposes, …?...poses. For nearly 84 years he was an eye-witness of the growth and material advancement of the village where he spent all his life, and was …?... with all the manifold events pertaining to the community, thus constitutes an encyclopedia of first-hand knowledge concerning local affairs, and would have ranked as the oldest native born citizen in the coming Centennial. The deceased, who had been ill only a couple months, had enjoyed good health practically all his life and took a deep interest in mundane affairs almost to the last. He was an enthusiastic curler, and a few years ago was elected an honorary member of the local club. He was also a keen horseman and for a long series of years was …?... master at the horse shows and fall fairs in the district. In politics he was a Liberal and in religion a Presbyterian. As a citizen, he evinced concern in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the community. His activities in …?... naturally resulted in a wide acquaintance among men of affairs, while his ?banity and marked affability entitled him to the esteem and respect which was his. For a great many years he was in the employ of The John Watson Manufacturing Co. He married …?... Elizabeth Gladstone …?... The family …?... three daughters and one son. They are: Mrs. Jno. Melvin, Galt; Mrs. J. C. Kyle, Ayr, and Mary and Edward at home. A sister, Mrs. James Dockburn?, Hamilton, also survive. The funeral was largely attended, Rev. J. J. Brown conducting the services, and the …?... long friends acting as pallbearers: Messrs. W. E. Gammon, Wm. Nicoll, A. G. Watson, Wm. Manson, A. E. Watson and Wm. Landreth.

      The Ayr News Apr 3 1924 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] Thomas Whitson/ 1840 - 1924/ Elizabeth Gladstone/ wife of/ Thomas Whitson/ 1842 - 1918 [Back/West] Robert G. Whitson/ 1877 - 1900/ Mary Whitson/ 1872 - 1936/ Whitson.
      [A] Mary

    2. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 2.

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 49.

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

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 2 Page 6.

    6. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 19.

    7. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Sect. 2 Page 7.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Thomas Whitson, 22, res. N Dumfries, b. Canada, son of James & Mary (Scott), married 30 Dec 1864 Helen Black, 20, res. Blenheim, b. Canada, daughter of James & Janet (Scott)

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Thomas Whitson, 25, res. Ayr, b. Canada, son of James & Mary (Scott), married 25 Nov. 1868 Eliza Gladstone, 25, res. Ayr, b. Canada, daughter of Robert & Wilhelmina (Nicol)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Jun 1841 - AYR, North Dumfries 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 MapsResidence - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1864 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1868 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1868 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 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 - Laborer - 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 - Teamster - 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 - Teamster - 1901 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teamster - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, 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 MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Arteriosclerosis (3 years) - Myocarditis with Exhaustion - 28 Mar 1924 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Mar 1924 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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