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

Joseph Woolsey[1]

Male 1840 - 1906  (66 years)


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  • Name Joseph Woolsey 
    Born 1840  , Armagh Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Mitchell, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58642 
    Died 18 Mar 1906  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Cause: Chronic Bronchitis - Abscess of Lung 
    Buried 20 Mar 1906  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I58642  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2021 

    Family Elizabeth Clulow,   b. 7 Apr 1849, Portadown, Armagh Co., Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1924, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1867  , Armagh Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rachel Jane Woolsey,   b. 6 May 1868, Portadown, , Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1953, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. James Benjamin "Benjamin" Woolsey,   b. 16 Jan 1871, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1951, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. William John Woolsey,   b. 1872, , Armagh Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1946, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Sarah Hannah Woolsey,   b. May 1876, Mitchell, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1962, Acton, Esquesing Twp., Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth Woolsey,   b. 3 Oct 1878, Mitchell, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 61 years)
     6. Minnie Woolsey,   b. CA 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F186760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Mr. Woolsey

      The community was sensibly shocked on learning of the death of Mr. Joseph Woolsey, sr., which sad termination of a brief illness took place at his residence, Stanley St., at 8.45 on Sunday evening, March 18. The deceased was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in 1850. At the age of 24 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Clulow of the same county, and together they set out for America, tarrying at Mitchell, Ont., for about seven years, and coming to Ayr in 1881, where they have since resided continuously. A steady and industrious mechanic, Mr. Woolsey sought and found employment with the John Watson Mfg. Co'y, a position which he held for nearly a quarter of a century. Of a quiet, unobtrusive disposition, he was sincerely esteemed and respected. In politics he was a Conservative and in religion a member of the Church of England, as well as a member of the Royal Templars. To Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey were born six children, all of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Chisholm Scott, Benjamin and William of Ayr, Mrs. Thompson Kilgour and Joseph of Brantford, and Miss Minnie at home. The news joins a wide circle of friends to extending sincere sympathy to the sorely bereaved family. The funeral took place to the Ayr cemetery on Tuesday afternoon and was quite largely attended the large foundry.

      The Ayr News Mar 22 1906 pg 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Benjamin Woolsey Born: Ireland Age: 22 Father: Joseph Woolsey Mother: Elizabeth Woolsey Born: abt 1872 Spouse: Dolly Colby Age: 22 born: Canada Father: James Colby Mother: Catharine Colby married 7 Jul 1894 married: Brant

    2. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] Woolsey/ until/ the Day Break/ Joseph Woolsey/ born/ In Kilmararty, Ireland/ June 5th 1850/ died at Ayr, Ont./ Mar. 18th 1906/ his wife/ Elizabeth Clulow/ born In Portadown, Ireland/ April 7, 1849/ died at Ayr, Ont. July 14, 1924
      [Back/East] Chisholm Scott/ 1869 - 1939/ his beloved wife/ Rachel Woolsey/ 1867 - 1953/ William Woolsey/ 1872 - 1946

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1840 - , Armagh Co., Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Mitchell, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1867 - , Armagh Co., Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Chronic Bronchitis - Abscess of Lung - 18 Mar 1906 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Mar 1906 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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