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

Robert MacGregor[1]

Male 1842 - 1923  (80 years)


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  • Name Robert MacGregor 
    Born 27 Feb 1842  Beckwith Twp., Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    book keeper 
    Residence 1866  Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Boot and Shoe Dealer 
    Residence 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of Scotland 
    Occupation 1872  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    merchant 
    Business 1885  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MacGregor, Gourlay & Co. 
    • The name MacGregor, Gourlay & Co. first appeared in 1885 or 1886 with the renaming of Cant, Gourlay & Co. The principals were John Gourlay, Alex G. Gourlay, and Robert MacGregor, who had been in business under the Cant, Laidlaw & Co. name for about five years after Adam Cant and William W. Laidlaw had left the firm. At about the same time it seems that another business operating in the same factory, MacGregor, Gourlay & Fontaine Pin Co., was merged into MacGregor, Gourlay & Co. So far as we know, Mr. L. A. Fontaine left the business. At any rate, the pin-making business ("brass and adamantine toilet pins") continued for many years under the MacGregor, Gourlay name.
    Occupation Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    pin manufacturer 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Manufacturer 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-63773P 
    Died 11 Jan 1923  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Stroke - Heart Failure 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Person ID I63773  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father Alexander MacGregor,   b. CA 1820, of, Beckwith Twp., , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Isabella Ferguson,   b. 11 Feb 1823, Beckwith Twp., Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1899, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1841  [7
    Family ID F42980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Nicholson,   b. 1838, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1893, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1866  Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Robert Boyd MacGregor,   b. 15 Nov 1866, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1940, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Maude Isabella MacGregor,   b. 7 Jul 1868, Brockville, Leeds & Grenville Co's., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1901, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. Freguson McGregor,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Ferguson "Ferguson" MacGregor,   b. 9 Apr 1870, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1942  (Age 72 years)
     5. Maud Isabella McGregor,   b. 1869, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1901  (Age 32 years)
     6. Barbara Edith "Edith" MacGregor,   b. 25 Apr 1872, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1947  (Age 75 years)
     7. Margaret "Maggie" MacGregor,   b. 8 Jun 1874, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1941  (Age 67 years)
     8. May MacGregor,   b. 29 May 1876, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1962  (Age 86 years)
     9. Mary McGregor,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Gordon MacGregor,   b. 3 Jul 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1955, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Kate Nicolson MacGregor,   b. 27 Apr 1880, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1963  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F38332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Failed to Get the Man - The Stratford Herald says: The officers of the 29th Batt. had a unique experience Thursday. Major Cowan had asked Mr. R. McGregor, the pin man of Galt, to allow an apprentice to come to camp, and receiving as he supposed a satisfactory answer, he told the young man to come. Mr. McGregor came to the depot when the troops were leaving and threatened dire consequences on all concerned, but the gallant officers of the 29th could not be either frightened or coaxed, and refused to give up their man. The most amusing part of the programme occurred on Thursday. When the 29th was at the butte, Chief of Police Ahern, of Galt, appeared armed with a warrant for the man's arrest for leaving the employment of one R. McGregor. Accompanied by the Landon Chief, they had engaged a cab and driven to the butte. Lt. Col. Hespeler refused to give up his solider without an order from the D. A. G., which could not be obtained. The chief from Galt as a last resort came up to the camp in the evening, and took a determined stand for civil rights, but the valiant guard of the 29th refused to allow him into the lines, so that the chief had to return to Galt without his man.

      Stratford camp - Guelph Daily Mercury 23 June 1890 p.1

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 18586-04.
      James Ferguson Macgregor, 34, Occ. Manufacturer, Res. Galt, Same, son of Robert Macgregor and Margaret Nicholson, married Edith Evelyn Leslie, 23, b. Scotland, Res. Galt, daughter of Alex Leslie and Isabella Davidson, Witn: Mary D. Davidson of Toronto and Gordon Macgregor of Galt, 13 April 1904 at Galt

    2. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 13.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 47.

    4. [S778] Vit - ON, Leeds & Grennville Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      Robert McGregor Birth Place: Beckwith Township RESIDENCE: Brockville Age: 24 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842 Father Name: Sly McGregor Mother Name: Isabella McGregor Spouse Name: Margaret Nicholson Spouse's Age: 27 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839 Spouse Birth Place: Brockville Spouse Residence: Brockville Spouse Father Name: James Nicholson Spouse Mother Name: Barbara Nicholson Marriage Date: 6 Mar 1866 Marriage Place: Brockville

    5. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 17 Page 20.

    6. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In memory/ of/ Robert MacGregor/ who died/ Jan. 11th 1923/ in his 81st year/ Margaret Nicolson/ wife of/ Robert MacGregor/ who died/ Febry. 22nd 1893/ aged 54 years/ Maude I./ wife of/ D. W. Sutherland/ born July 7th 1868/ died Dec. 15th 1901/ MacGregor

    7. [S1679] Census - ON, Leeds, Brockville - 1861, East Ward pg 83.

    8. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 142.

    9. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 034079 (1923).
      Robert MacGregor Gender: Male Age: 81 Birth Date: abt 1842 Birth Place: Berkwith Death Date: 11 Jan 1923 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Stroke s/o Alexander MacGregory b. Scotland & Isabel Ferguson b. Beckwith Twp

    10. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Barbara Edith Mcgregor
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 25 Apr 1872
      Birthplace: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario
      Father's Name: Robert Mcgregor Merchant of Galt
      Mother's Name: Margaret Nielson

      Other information in the record of Barbara Edith Mcgregor
      Name: Barbara Edith Mcgregor
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 25 Apr 1872
      Birthplace: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario
      Father's Name: Robert Mcgregor
      Mother's Name: Margaret Nielson

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - book keeper - 1861 - Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1866 - Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Mar 1866 - Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Boot and Shoe Dealer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of Scotland - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1872 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - MacGregor, Gourlay & Co. - 1885 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - pin manufacturer - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Stroke - Heart Failure - 11 Jan 1923 - 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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