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William Wight Batters

Male 1870 - 1927  (57 years)


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  • Name William Wight Batters 
    Born 11 Feb 1870  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 8 May 1870  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lineman 
    Occupation 1927 
    Foreman for Lineman 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-71975 
    Died 21 Oct 1927  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Suicide by Poisoning (potassium cyanide) 
    Buried 23 Oct 1927  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I71975  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father William George Batters,   b. 1820, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1886, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Janet Wight,   b. 1845, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1872, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 1869  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F18846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Stewart,   b. 1 Dec 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1891  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Private George William Stanley Batters,   b. 14 Sep 1892, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1917, , France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Frank Batters,   b. 26 May 1896, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F17312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-11 Page 1.

    2. [S29] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - St. Andrews Presbyerian.
      William Wight BATTERS born 11 Feb 1870 Parents William BATTERSJanet baptized 08 May 1870 St. Andrew's Presbyterian

    3. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 035379 (1927).
      Name:William Wight Batters Gender:Male Age:57 Birth Date:abt 1870 Birth Place:Brant N Death Date:21 Oct 1927 Death Place:Wellington, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death:Poisoning by Potassium Cyanide Taken With Suicidal

    4. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 3 Mar 1869.
      Batters, William George married no date to Janet Wight In South Dumfries, near Galt, by Rev. J.B. Muir, of St. Andrew's Church, in Galt. Bride, daughter of the late James Wight, Kelso, Scotland.

    5. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 012979 (1891).
      Name:William W Batters Age:21 Birth Year:abt 1870 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:4 Nov 1891 Marriage Place:Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Father:William Batters Mother:Jeannette Batters Spouse:Margaret M Stewa??

      Name:Margaret M Stewart Age:18 Birth Year:abt 1873 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:4 Nov 1891 Marriage Place:Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Father:John Stewa?? Mother:Clara Stewa?? Spouse:William W Batters

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1870 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 May 1870 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Nov 1891 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lineman - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Suicide by Poisoning (potassium cyanide) - 21 Oct 1927 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Oct 1927 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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