Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William John McMurtry

William John McMurtry

Male 1859 - 1922  (62 years)

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  • Name William John McMurtry 
    Born 18 Dec 1859  Bowmanville, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Business 1890  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Store - shelf, builders's hardware, paints,oils, glass, etc. 
    1890 Advert
    1890 Advert
    Name W. J. McMurtry 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Machinist 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Retail, Hardware Store 
    W. J. McMurty Hardware- Galt- Envelope 1914
    W. J. McMurty Hardware- Galt- Envelope 1914
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65582 
    Died 28 Mar 1922  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65582  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father McMurtry 
    Family ID F254391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Dickie Carrick,   b. 12 Apr 1869, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1964  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Nov 1889  [3
    Children 
     1. Edna Emeline McMurtry,   b. 18 May 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jessie Helen McMurtry,   b. 20 Mar 1897, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1968  (Age 70 years)
     3. Beatrice Evelyn "Bea" McMurtry,   b. 25 Apr 1906, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1991, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F17141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1859 - Bowmanville, Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Store - shelf, builders's hardware, paints,oils, glass, etc. - 1890 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machinist - 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 MapsOccupation - Retail, Hardware Store - 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
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1922 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • W.J. McMurtry

      General Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, south Main Street. Phenomenal has been the rapid rise of this business. Opening up business in 1885 Mr. McMurtry has forged his way to the front. He also controls an extensive hardware business in St. Thomas. The additional trade in bicycles here and St. Thomas adds materially to the popularity of this house.


      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 12.

    2. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 25.

    3. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 136.

    4. [S2301] Book - Galt Summer Carnival Thursday & Friday June 12th and 13th 1890 [booket].