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Donald McKeracher

Donald McKeracher

Male 1848 - 1918  (69 years)

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  • Name Donald McKeracher 
    Born 3 Dec 1848  Burnside, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Family Photograph
    • Donald McKearcher (1848-1918), his 2nd wife Marion and all his children. From left to right: sitting on the floor is Harry Alexander McCaig, behind him is his sister Hannah Elizabeth Jean; seated is my great-grandfather Donald; standing beside him is my great-uncle Donald Soutar (2nd son with 1st wife Betsy); beside him is Donald's 2nd wife Marion; in front of her and also seated is my grandfather Robert Duncan (Donald's 1st son with wife Betsy); and finally seated on the floor is James Mathew.

      Image from Kathy Sinclair 2012
    Donald McKeracher and family
    Donald McKeracher and family
    Donald McKearcher(1848-1918), his 2nd wife Marion and all his children. From left to right: sitting on the floor is Harry Alexander McCaig, behind him is his sister Hannah Elizabeth Jean; seated is my great-grandfather Donald; standing beside him is my great-uncle Donald Soutar (2nd son with 1st wife Betsy); beside him is Donald’s 2nd wife Marion; in front of her and also seated is my grandfather Robert Duncan (Donald’s 1st son with wife Betsy); and finally seated on the floor is James Mathew.
    Immigration 1856  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 1858  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1881  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    farmer 
    Occupation 1888  Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    machinist 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Laborer 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65926 
    Died 3 Sep 1918  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (24 hours) 
    Buried Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I65926  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Duncan M. McKeracher 
    Mother Elizabeth Soutar 
    Family ID F250605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marion S. Dickson,   b. 8 Sep 1856, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1888  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Hannah Elizabeth Jean "Jean" McKeracher,   b. 12 Jan 1889, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1977, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Harry Alexander McCaig McKeracher,   b. 18 Mar 1891, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Mathew "Mat" McKeracher,   b. 7 Sep 1893, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1986, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F17214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betsey Douglas,   b. 3 Jun 1860, Colvend, , Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1881  Puslinch, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Robert Duncan "Duncan" McKeracher,   b. 10 Feb 1882, Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1944  (Age 62 years)
     2. Donald Soutar McKeracher,   b. 15 Feb 1883, Aberfoyle, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1913, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F41514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1848 - Burnside, , Perth, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1856 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1858 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1881 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Mar 1881 - Puslinch, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1888 - Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jan 1888 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machinist - 1891 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Apoplexy (24 hours) - 3 Sep 1918 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Donald McKeracher
    Donald McKeracher

  • Notes 
    • Donald McKeracher

      On Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, there passed away a well known and highly respected citizen, in the person of Donald McKeracher, in his 70th year. The late Mr. McKeracher came to this country from his native land of Scotland, with his parents at the early age of ten years and after stopping fur a short time at the then small town of Hamilton, journeyed by horse and wagons to Puslinch township, where they settled near, Aberfoyle. After the death of his parents, he sold the old homestead and removed to Guelph, thence to Galt, where he was in the employ of the Coldie-McCulloch Company, for nearly twelve years. In December 1901, the deceased moved with his family to Preston, where he has resided ever since. Owing to illness and general breakdown, he was forced to retire from his employment with the Canadian Office and School Furniture Company, a little over nine years ago, The deceased who was a member of the Presbyterian church, was formerly an active worker in the Ancient Order of Foresters, Guelph, as well as the Sons of Scotland, Galt. He leases to mourn his loss, a sorrowing wife, three sons and one daughter; Duncan of Toronto, Alexander of Quebec City, Matthew and Miss Jean at home, The funeral will be held from his late home, Duke St., East, to Preston Cemetery, at 3: 00 this Friday afternoon.

      Galt Reporter 1918

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-10 Page 3.

    2. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [Front] Marshall/ Robert Bruce/ 1901 - 1982/ Ada Ellen/ Mckeracher/ 1906 - 1994. [Back] Mckeracher/ Donald Mckeracher/ 1848 - 1918/ Marion Dickson/ 1856 - His Wife - 1944/ Donald Soutar/ 1883 - Son - 1913/ H. E. Jean Wells/ 1889 - Dau. - 1977/ James Matthew/ 1893 - Son - 1986. [Footstones] Soutar/ Father/ Mother. [Burial Card] Matthew Mckeracher Died August 1, 1986.

    3. [S243] Census - ON, Wellington, Puslinch - 1881, FHL Film 1375894 NAC C-13258 Dist 151 SubDist A Div 2 Page 36 Family 168.

    4. [S1173] Bible - McKeracher.
      3 Dec 1848 Burnside, Perth, Scotland

    5. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 14.

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12232 (1881), McKeracher-Douglas.
      Donald McKeracher, 32, farmer of Puslinch, bachelor, b. Scotland, d/o Duncan McKeracher & Elizabeth Souter married Betsey Douglas, 20, spinster, res. Puslinch b. Scotland d/o Robert Douglas and Jane Nicholson, witnesses Thomas Douglas of Puslinch & Hugh Cockburn of Puslinch. married 30 Mar 1881 Puslinch

    7. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11927 (1888), McKeracher-Dickson.
      Donald McKeracher, farmer of Puslinch, Birth Place: Scotland Age: 39 Estimated birth year: abt 1849 Father Name: Duncan McKeracher Mother Name: Elizabeth McKeracher Spouse Name: Marion S Dickson, residence Galt, Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Place: Galt Spouse Father Name: Joseph Dickson Spouse Mother Name: Jane Smith Marriage Date: 4 Jan 1888 Marriage Location: Waterloo, Galt

    8. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Harry Alexander McCaig McKeracher Date of Birth: 18 Mar 1891 Gender: Male Birth County: Wellington Father:: Donald McKeracher Mother: Marion Dickson

    9. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: Donald McKerracher Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1849 Birth Place: Scotland Age at Death: 69 Death Date: 3 Sep 1918 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Donald McKerracher Age: 32 Birth Date: abt 1849 Birth Place: Scotland Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1881 Marriage County or District: Wellington Father: Duncan McKerracher Mother: Elizabeth Souter Spouse: Betsey Douglass Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1861 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Father: Robert Douglass Spouse Mother: Jane Nicolson