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

Michael Kingfarmer[1]

Male 1826 - 1885  (59 years)


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  • Name Michael Kingfarmer 
    Born 1826  , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting medical 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Labourer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-64131 
    Died 11 Sep 1885  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Septicaemia 4 days 
    Buried St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I64131  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Bridget Gallagher,   b. 11 Oct 1845, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Kingfarmer,   b. 5 Mar 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Mary Ann Kingfarmer,   b. 6 Nov 1871, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Kingfarm,   b. 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jennie Kingfarmer,   b. 19 Sep 1873, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret Kingfarm,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Amelia Margaret Kingfarmer,   b. 6 Oct 1875, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 70 years)
     7. Bridget Teresa Kingfarmer,   b. 23 Sep 1877, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1879, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     8. Sarah Teresa Kingfarmer,   b. 1 Jun 1880, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1885, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F16748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1826 - , Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Septicaemia 4 days - 11 Sep 1885 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Death Under Singular Circumstances

      A well-known resident of Galt, Mr. Michael Kingfarmer, residing in Ward No. 3, came to his death on Friday morning last under very peculiar circumstances. It appears that a few days previously Mr. Kinfarmer's face commenced to swell, and he told those to whom he spoke of the matter that he had been bitten by a spider near the eye. When last seen on the street his face was terribly swollen, his eye being completely closed; but it was not anticipated that anything further than discomfort cold arise. When medical aid was called in on Wednesday, the swelling had increased until both eyes were completely closed, and the most energetic treatment failed to relieve the sufferer. On Thursday the puffing commenced to descend into the body, and by the afternoon of that day the throat became very badly affected, Mr. Kingfarmer experiencing great difficulty in breathing. All efforts to afford relief at this time were unavailing and, on Friday morning the sufferer breathed his last - his death being caused by suffocation from the swelling of his throat.

      It should be stated here that the medical gentlemen who saw the patient do not believe that a spider bite had anything to do with the poisoning which caused his death. It appears that Mr. Kingfarmer had been employed in pulling wool from sheepskins, and they rather attributed his death to blood-poisoning caused either by the stuff used in the process or by the state of the skin themselves. The poison must have entered his system through a small pimple beneath his eye, which they believe he must have rubbed with his hands while employed at his work. This is their theory at any rate, and they unite in declaring it one of the most singular cases they ever met with in the course of their practice.

      Galt Reporter Sep 18 1885 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Amelia Margaret Kingfarmer Born: 6 Oct 1875 County: Waterloo Father: Michael Kingfarmer Mother: Bridget Gallagher

    2. [S544] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - St. Patrick's Roman Catholic CC#4496.
      Michael/ Kingfarmer/ died/ Sept. 11, 1885/ aged 58 y'rs./ Dear father, with a reverent hand/ this to thy memory given/ while one by one thy household/ band/ God reunited in heaven

    3. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 12.