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

John Sloan

Male 1850 - 1939  (88 years)

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  • Name John Sloan 
    Born 29 Oct 1850  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1851  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    United Presbyterian 
    Religion 1871  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Store Clerk 
    Business 1890  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    John Sloan Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Groceries.... 
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    John Sloan Store
    John Sloan Store
    Main Street, Galt, Ontario, Ebay 2020
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grocer 
    Religion 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Grocer 
    JohnSloansGroceryandChinawareHouse-0001-1902.jpg
    JohnSloansGroceryandChinawareHouse-0001-1902.jpg
    Picturesque and industrial Galt 1902
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Retail Merchant, Grocery Store 
    John Sloan's Store
    John Sloan's Store
    Image from Karen Krae
    John Sloan's Store
    John Sloan's Store
    Image from Karen Krae
    Religion Salvation Army, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Galt Corps was the 29th Salvation Army Corps established in Canada. Early meetings were held in the upstairs of the old fire hall on Water Street South and in the Temperance Hall which was located above John Sloan's grocery store on Water Street South, not far from the Main Street corner. Several years later property was acquired on Mill Street (later Ainslie Street South) and a two storey building was erected. This building was to serve the Galt Corps until 1950.1a

      1aAmbrose, Rosemary. Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65851 
    Died 24 Sep 1939  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried 27 Sep 1939  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I65851  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Father Robert Sloan,   b. 1817, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Qua,   b. 7 Sep 1824, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1907, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F17200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Sloan, Family Grocer, Main Street - No more certain or more reliable evidence can be furnished of the progress of a community than the steady growth of its domestic comforts; it would therefore be a grave omission in a work of this kind if the high standing and character of the prominent grocery houses were passed over. The most favorably known engaged in this important department of trade is that of Mr. John Sloan, of Main Street, whose high reputation and experience in business is sufficient guarantee of the standard of merit attended. The business was established four years ago by the present proprietor, and it has grown, and continues still to grow, with the advancement of the town, until to-day it stands second to none in the trade. The premises occupied are 28x110 feet in dimensions and three stories in height, with basement. Mr. Sloan imports largely in crockery, and does a very considerable trade in every department of groceries, giving especial care that every article shall be of the first quality, and cultivates especially the "family trade." He carries the finest brands of tea, fragrant coffees, table delicacies, hermetically sealed goods, condiments, etc., which he sells both wholesale and retail. He gives employment to nine careful and courteous assistants, and uses two wagons in the delivery of goods to customers in town. Since starting business Mr. Sloan has never known what a quiet day is. He is a native of Canada, and a competent and enterprising business man, and held in the highest esteem 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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      A log house, one end of which contained a little store in which Mr. Shade and his wife served at the counter, was the first building erected in the village. It was situated, according to Mr. Young, where Mr. Sloan's grocery now stands.

      First Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society Berlin. Canada Published By The Society 1913

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      The Galt Corps was the 29th Salvation Army Corps established in Canada. Early meetings were held in the upstairs of the old fire hall on Water Street South and in the Temperance Hall which was located above John Sloan's grocery store on Water Street South, not far from the Main Street corner.
      Ambrose, Rosemary.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide to Churches Established Before 1900. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1993. [used the kind permission of Rosemary Ambrose 2011]

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-10 Page 2.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 91.

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

    4. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 67.

    5. [S2407] Census - ON, Brant, South Dumfries - 1871, Div 2 pg 22.

    6. [S2314] Census - ON, Brant, South Dumfries Twp - 1851, Div 2 Pg 10.

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

    8. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 035128 (1939).

    9. [S2699] Burial Card - Mount View Cemetery, Card Collection.
      John SLOAN 27 Sept. 1939/

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1850 - South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1851 - South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1871 - South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Clerk - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - John Sloan Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Groceries.... - 1890 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grocer - 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 - Grocer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail Merchant, Grocery 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 - 24 Sep 1939 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Sep 1939 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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