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

Alexander McRae

Male 1837 - 1883  (46 years)


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  • Name Alexander McRae 
    Born 22 Jan 1837  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1869  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    teacher 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    School Teacher 
    Religion 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-67079 
    Died 1 May 1883  Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I67079  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father John McRae,   b. Abt 1807, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann,   b. Abt 1807, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F17499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elliot Hamilton,   b. 22 Jan 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1938, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1869  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Gavin Hamilton MacRae,   b. 27 Feb 1871, Hullet Twp., Huron Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1893, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     2. Annie McRae,   b. 22 Nov 1872, Hullett Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Emma Josephine MacRae,   b. 1 Aug 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1911, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     4. Albert MacRae,   b. 6 Jul 1877, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1927, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. John Campbell McRae,   b. 14 Sep 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1944, Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Thomas Hamilton McRae,   b. 29 Dec 1881, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1932, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F17498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1837 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - 1869 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1869 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1883 - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • FEARFULLY SUDDEN DEATH - The village of Doon was startled on Tuesday night last by the news that one of its most respected residents, Mr. Alexander McRae, had suddenly expired. The report was doubted at first, for Mr. McRae had been at his usual occupation during the day apparently in the best of health; but it turned out, alas! to be too true. The deceased was formerly a school teacher, and was well known as such throughout the county; having Taught at Sprague's Road school, at Aberdeen and Roseville, and several other places. Of late, however, he had been acting as clerk for the Messrs. Baer, of Doon, and on Tuesday attended to business all day. After tea in the evening he took a walk as far as the station, returning to his home and going to bed at an early hour. After being in bed for some little time lie complained that he did not feel well and got up, but fainted from the exertion. Restoratives being applied he speedily rallied; and Mrs. McRae went to the railway station to see if she could by any means get a telegram to Dr. Molloy; of Preston. It was too late to do so, however, and she returned to the house - only to find her husband lying dead on the floor, with the hand of his little ten year old daughter firmly clasped in his. He had apparently expired within a very few minutes after his wife left the house. The deceased was 46 years of age, and was widely known and respected, and while generally enjoying the best of health he had of late complained at times of a severe pain in his chest. He leaves a widow and six children to mourn their irreparable loss. The deceased was a brother of Mr. S. McRae, school teacher at Blair.

      The funeral will take place today (Friday) at 10 o'clock, a. m., from his late residence to Doon Cemetery.

      Galt Reporter May 4 1883 pg 1

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

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Alexander McRae Born: Scotland Europe Age: 32 Father: John McRae Mother: Ann McRae Born: abt 1837 Spouse: Elliott Hamilton Age: 20 born: Township Waterloo Father: Thomas Hamilton Mother: Emma Hamilton married 28 Dec 1869 married: Waterloo Township

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 61.

    4. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 88.