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

Robert Elliott

Male 1848 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Robert Elliott 
    Born 18 Dec 1848  Clyde, Beverley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Carriage Maker 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Soap Manufacturer 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Business 1897  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elliott Bros. Soap Works 
    • J. & R. Elliott manufacturers of plain and facy soaps, lard and other oils. This establishment is large and well fitted for the business. The premises are built of stone situated on Mill Creek, near the head of Main street. For a number of years this firm has conducted a successful business and by general urbanity and business tact they command the respect of the public and their patrons.1a

      1aFrom 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Elliott Bros Soap Works in 1897
    Elliott Bros Soap Works in 1897
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Soap Maker 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer, Soap Works 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-62224 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I62224  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father George Elliott,   b. CALC 25 Jan 1805, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1885, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Eliza Johnson,   b. 1812, , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1880, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F25823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia McQueen,   b. 12 Jul 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Mar 1874  Kirkwall, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elisa Elliott,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Eliza Elliott,   b. 27 Sep 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Kate Elliott,   b. 22 Aug 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mabel Elliott,   b. 17 Oct 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eva Elliott,   b. 1 Nov 1885, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Gordon Elliott,   b. 28 Dec 1887, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Agnes Grace "Grace" Elliott,   b. 11 Apr 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1979  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F16256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elliott Soap Works, J.& R. Elliott, Harris Street - "Where there is life, there's soap," is a new version of an old adage, but a true one nevertheless. Soap is one of the many necessary articles required in everyday life. Among the varied manufacturing industries in Galt, the Elliott Soap and Candle Works stand alone in their special line. The business of this concern has been established for over 30 years, the present firm coming into possession 6 years ago, succeeding Dixon, who succeeded Simpson, who succeeded Oliver, etc. The premises occupied are 34x106 feet in dimensions and 1 ½ stories in height, being substantially built of stone. There is one vat having a capacity of 16,000 lbs. of soap; there are also the necessary moulds, presses, etc., and a six-horse-power engine, used for pumping water. The special brands of soap manufactured - which are all laundry - are: "Pure," "Free Trade," "Sultana," "Dominion" and "Electric." The trade of the concern, which is excellent and steadily increasing, goes from London, Walkerton, St. Catharines, Brantford and Toronto, and all intermediate sections. Employment is furnished to four competent workmen. Messrs. Elliott are natives of Canada, and are active energetic and enterprising business men, and are on the sure road to business success.

      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)

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 Page 5.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 96.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 22.

    4. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 21849 (1923), Adair-Elliott.
      John McMillan Adair, 33, Salesman, res. Galt, b. Galt, son of John M. Adair (born. Galt) and Cassandra McMillan married Agnes Grace Elliott, 28, res. Galt, b. Galt, daughter of Robert Elliott (born. Clyde) and Julia Mcqueen, Witnessed by: George Russell McQueen of Galt and Julia Mcqueen Lond of Orillia, 10 July 1923 in Galt.

    5. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 107.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1848 - Clyde, Beverley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Mar 1874 - Kirkwall, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Carriage Maker - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Soap Manufacturer - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Elliott Bros. Soap Works - 1897 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Soap Maker - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Soap Works - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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