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

William Prest

Male 1823 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name William Prest 
    Born 2 May 1823  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1850  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Boot & Shoemaker 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Wesley Methodist 
    Occupation 1869  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    shoemaker 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Shoemaker 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    W. Methodist 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Shoemaker 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Methodist 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Shoe Maker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-60505 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I60505  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Prest,   b. Abt 1800, of, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jane,   b. Abt 1800, of, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F19458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Keziah W. Sparrow,   b. 10 Oct 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Nov 1860  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Kate Prest,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mollie Amelia Prest,   b. Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1903
     3. William (?) Prest,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Lottie Prest,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Charles Prest,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Keziah Prest,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Orlow Prest,   b. 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jessie Prest,   b. 1861, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Herbert Prest,   b. 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. George Prest,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jessie Prest,   b. 1888, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Mary Prest,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Lottie Josephine Prest,   b. 3 Sep 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F15832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The first great fire in Galt took place in 1851. The buildings on Main Street were then chiefly wooden, more especially on the south side where the long and handsome Granite Block now stands. The fire broke out in the store carried on by one McKinnon, and soon all that portion of the street was in flames, The fire engines were worked with a will, but they were powerless against such a mass of flame as soon arose. Messrs Peter Cook, Alex. H. Mowat, R. McKinnon, Andrew Elliott, John McVenn, Robert Wallace all well-remembered names were among those burned out on the occasion. *


      *The Granite Block which replaced these buildings was abo destroyed by fire in 1862. The fire originated from a barrel of Naptha in Fleming A Robinson's grocery, and in consequuence of having a lighted lamp brought too close to it. It occurred about seven o'clock on Saturday evening, the 31st May, 1862, and the fire spread with unprecedented rapidity. The following shops were destroyed: Fleming & Robinson, groceries; John Fleming, books and stationery; William Frier, dry goods; John Orchard tailor and clothier; R. S. Strong, drugs and chemicals; William Kerr, boots and shoes. Besides these establishments, the buildings of Mr. Robert Wallace, and the stocks of Messrs. W. H. Job, Wm. Prest, Angus Polson, Taylor & Green, and George West, were injured by removal, or otherwise. The losses were very heavy

      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose Pg. 220

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-3 Page 11.

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 29.

    3. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 31.

    4. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 102.

    5. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      William Prest Born: England Res: Galt Age: 38 Father: John Mother: Jane Born: 1822 Spouse: Keziah W. Sparrow Age: 23 born: Canada Res: Galt Born: 1837 Father: Thomas Mother: Sarah Ann married 21 Nov 1860 county: Waterloo

    6. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Lottie Josephine Prest Born: 3 Sep 1869 County: Waterloo Father: William Prest (shoemaker of Galt) Mother: Keziah Sparrow

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 May 1823 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1860 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Boot & Shoemaker - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Wesley Methodist - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - shoemaker - 1869 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - W. Methodist - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoemaker - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Shoe Maker - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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