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James Williamson

James Williamson[1]

Male 1816 - 1897  (80 years)

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  • Name James Williamson 
    Born 30 Dec 1816  , Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58748 
    Died 26 Oct 1897  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I58748  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Family Anne Calder,   b. 8 Mar 1824, Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1911, Carnarvon Township, Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. James Williamson,   b. 12 Mar 1843, Oneida Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Janet Williamson,   b. 29 Jan 1846, Oneida Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1921, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. David Williamson,   b. 1853, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1926, Mindemoya, Mantioulin Island, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Mary Anne Williamson,   b. 13 Jul 1857, Oneida Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1890  (Age 33 years)
     5. Andrew Williamson,   b. 11 Jul 1860, Oneida Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1936, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Margaret Williamson,   b. 23 Apr 1863, Oneida Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Isabella Williamson,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Oneida Twp., Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1927, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F23644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    James Williamson 1816-1897
    James Williamson 1816-1897
    from Sherry Williamson 2011
    James Williamson 1816-1897
    James Williamson 1816-1897
    from Sherry Williamson

  • Notes 
    • In Loving Memory Died In North Dumfries, on Tuesday, October 26, 1897, at 1: 45 p.m. James Williamson Sr. Aged 80 Years, 9 Months and 26 Days. The funeral will leave his late residence, 9th Concession, Thursday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., to the Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are cordially invited to attend.


      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      James Williamson. Sr's. Death

      Jas. Williamson, Sr., one of the longest and best known residents of North Dumfries, died at his late residence in Reidsville, on, the afternoon of Oct. 26th, In his 81st year. The deceased had not enjoyed the best of health these last few years, the malady from which he suffered being dropsy, though not taken down by it until these last few months, during which time he gradually sank, until his death, passing peacefully; away. The late James Williamson was a native of Greenock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to this country In 1834, landed at Quebec, where he remained for two years. From there he journeyed up the St. Lawrence to Kingston and onward up the lake to Toronto and Hamilton. Inquiring for work on his way, but finding none he started inland and reached Cayuga and Caledonia, which were but saw mills at that time, but still meet with the same result. He started for Galt and obtained work in what was then known as the Galt Cut, in which he labored from start to finish. He was present at Galt's first Agricultural Fair, which was held below the lower bridge. Here he met one Mr. Baird, who engaged him to do some chopping of heavy timber, though unused with an axe he soon became an expert woodsman and many were the sturdy oaks that fell before his keen blade. A year or so later he became a farmer on his own account and about this time he was married to Annie Calder, the youngest daughter of James Calder, who survives him. He leaves a family of eleven, of which seven are living. They are: James, David, Mrs. George Hodgson and Mrs. Geo. McDonald, on the Manitoulin Island and Andrew, Mrs. Andrew Nichol and Mrs. Walter Rutherford, of North Dumfries. The deceased was a successful farmer, living almost continuously with-in a mile and a half of Ayr. He took a great interest in political matters, being a pronounced Reformer. In religion he was a Presbyterian. He took a great delight in reading and repeating the Psalms and was well versed In Scottish history and a great lover of Burn's poems. He was a man of sterling Integrity and straight forwardness In business matters and had a wide circle of intimate friends. His wife will have the sympathy of the community in her her bereavement. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, at 10 o'clock, from his late residence In Cedar Creek, to the Cedar Greek cemetery.

      The Weekly Reformer 11 Nov 1897 pg 12

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Isabella Williamson Born: Oneida res. Oneida Age: 18 Born: abt 1867 Father: James Williamson Mother: Ann Williamson Spouse: Andrew Nichols Age: 23 Born: abt 1862 born: Oneida residence Oneida, occupation farmer Father: Walter Nichols Mother: Sarah Nichols married 7 Oct 1885 married: Haldimand, Dufferin

    2. [S529] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Cedar Creek CC#4490 Internet Link.
      James WILLIAMSON/ born Ayrshire Scotland/ died Oct. 26, 1897/ aged/ 80 years./ 9 mos 26 days/ Gone, but not forgotten.

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 66.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      James Williamson Death Date: 26 Oct 1897 Death North Dumfries Location: Birth Location: Scotland aged 80y cause: dropsy (1 1/2 years)

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Dec 1816 - , Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1897 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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