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

Adam Cant

Male 1828 - 1880  (52 years)

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  • Name Adam Cant 
    Born 30 Oct 1828  Kiltearn, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 30 Nov 1828  Kiltearn, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    wood working machinery manufacturer 
    Galt-Cant,Gourlay&Co.-1884Advert..JPG
    Galt-Cant,Gourlay&Co.-1884Advert..JPG
    Occupation 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Millwright 
    Religion 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Pattern Maker 
    Religion 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Presbyterian 
    Residence 1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Pattern Maker 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-66567 
    Died 27 Dec 1880  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 8
    Cause: Sarcoma (several years) 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I66567  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Hugh Cant,   b. 1799, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Alison Thom,   b. 1801, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1879  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F6626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Grace Rennelson,   b. 23 Sep 1839, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1932, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1861  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Grace Cant,   b. 1863, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Grace R. Cant,   b. 10 Jun 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1945, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Alice Cant,   b. 1864, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frank Cant,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Effie Cant,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Alison Cant,   b. 1867, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Hector Rennelson Cant,   b. 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1885, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     8. Francis Cant,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Hector Rennelson Cant,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1885  (Age 9 years)
     10. Effie M. Cant,   b. 26 Jul 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F17375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1828 - Kiltearn, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Nov 1828 - Kiltearn, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - wood working machinery manufacturer - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Millwright - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pattern Maker - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Sep 1861 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pattern Maker - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Sarcoma (several years) - 27 Dec 1880 - 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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  • Notes 
    • Cant, Gourlay, & Co., manufacturers. of all kinds of wood-working machinery, with latest improvements, also steam engines, portable and stationery. The works are located on Concession Street. near G. W. R. R. station. Mr. Cant in a native of Scotland, where he was born in 1828, and has been a resident of the county since 1843. Mr. Gourlay was born in Huron County, 1844, but removed here with parents when only 2 years old.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Adam Cant/ died 27th Dec. 1880/ aged 52 years/ his wife/ Helen Rennelson/ died 6th July 1932/ aged 92 years/ also his son/ Hector Rennelson/ died 27th June 1885/ aged 16 years/ Grace R. Cant/ 1863-1945/ Effie M. Cant/ 1876-1947

    2. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3 Page 53.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Adam Cant b. Scotland res: Galt Age: 32 born abt 1829 father: Hugh mother: Ellen Thorn married Helen Grace Runnelson Age:: 22 born abt 1839 b. Dumfries Township Spouse res: Dumfries Township father: Hector mother: Grace Schiel married 19 Sep 1861 county: Waterloo

    4. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.24.

    5. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 5 Page 58.

    6. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate.
      Adam Cant Gender: Male Age: 52 Birth Date: abt 1828 Birth Place: Rosohin, Scotland Death Date: 27 Dec 1880 Death Place: Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Estes Lancomd #016515

    7. [S1609] Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, FHL microfilm 990,653, 990,654.
      Adam Cant
      GenderMale
      Christening Date30 Nov 1828
      Christening PlaceKILTEARN,ROSS AND CROMARTY,SCOTLAND
      Birth Date30 Oct 1828
      Father's NameHugh Cant
      Mother's NameEllison Thom

    8. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 122.