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

John Scott

Male 1821 - 1874  (53 years)


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  • Name John Scott 
    Born 1821  , Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marble Dealer 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marble Dealer 
    Galt-ScottandMartindaleDealersinMarbleandGranite-0001-newspaperpicture.jpg
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    Scott & Martindale Marble and Granite Works corner of Sprice and Main, Cambridge
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-62117 
    Died 29 Apr 1874  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Pneumonia 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I62117  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Family Catherine Smith,   b. 25 Dec 1827, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1903  (Age 75 years) 
    Children 
     1. Scott
     2. Agnes Scott,   b. 27 Dec 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1911  (Age 65 years)
     3. James Scott,   b. 5 Oct 1847, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1928, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Mary Scott,   b. 1 Aug 1849, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1922, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Margaret Scott,   b. 23 Jan 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1920, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Annie F. Scott,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 40 years)
     7. John E. Scott,   b. 25 Aug 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1929, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Robert Scott,   b. 1859, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Charles Scott,   b. 1861, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1930, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Elizabeth (Bessie) Scott,   b. 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Samuel Scott,   b. 18 Nov 1865, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1938, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     12. Peter Scott,   b. 7 Jul 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1928  (Age 59 years)
     13. David Scott,   b. May 1870, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1871, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Scott & Martindale, dealers in Marble and Granite - Among the many manufacturing industries which tend to make up the importance of Galt as a manufacturing centre, is that solely represented in the town by Messrs. Scott & Martindale, dealers in marble and granite, and monument sculptors. This business was founded 30 years ago by Mr. John Scott, father of the senior member of the present firm. The yards, which occupy about 400 square feet, are located on Spruce Street, where employment is furnished to six careful and skillful workmen. The members of the firm are both practical workmen, and give their undivided attention to the business. Their monumental work abounds in specimens of skillful workmanship, showing the artist in conception and the true disciple of art in execution. The beautiful cemeteries in this section contain many examples of these traits, mementoes in memory of those "gone to that bourne from whence no traveller returns, but nevertheless works of art. In addition to mortuary work the firm make marble mantels, table tops, etc. They also deal largely in granite and marble for builders' and other uses. The firm are persevering and enterprising business men, who are achieving success through their own individual efforts and business ability. Mr. Scott and also Mr. Martindale are natives of Canada, and are gentlemen held in the highest repute in the community.

      Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

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      MR. JOHN SCOTT, STONE CUTTER


      No doubt many of our readers will be surprised to learn of the death of this well-known resident of our town, which took place at his residence on Wednesday morning last, in the 54th year of his age. Mr. Scott's illness was a comparatively short duration, his disease being inflammation of the lungs; and nothing serious was anticipated until a few days prior to his death. Mr. Scott has been a resident of Galt, although not continuously, for more than thirty years. He was a man of great intelligence, being well read in almost every subject, and possessed of a memory which enabled him at any moment to call to his aid the facts he had stored away during his literary researches. Naturally of an impulsive temperament, he always took strong grounds in favor of any cause that commended itself to him. He was an active politician, and in several of the contests in this Riding he took great interest in the success of the Reform candidate. Of late years he has not taken as active a part in public affairs as he previously did, the claims of his large family and extensive business necessitating his almost constant attention thereto; but under all circumstances he was an active man in his own sphere, and could sustain any cause he was upholding with an ability which under more favorable circumstances, might have enabled him to occupy a high position in the country. In private life Mr. Scott was much respected and his death will leave a blank in the town which it will be very difficult to fill.

      The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from his late residence, near the Central School, to Galt Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 3.

    2. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 16.

    3. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 105.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1821 - , Argyleshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Marble Dealer - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Marble Dealer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Pneumonia - 29 Apr 1874 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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