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

Ralph Marshall[1]

Male Cal 1823 - 1887  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Ralph Marshall 
    Born CALC 31 Oct 1823  , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Labourer 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Labourer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Injury 1887 
    business, story, accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72252 
    Died 28 Feb 1887  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I72252  Generations
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 

    Father Thomas Marshall,   b. 1781, Oxham, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1846  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Jane Hall,   b. 10 Apr 1790, Morebattle, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1856  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1816  Eckford, , Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F11126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ellen Hope,   b. 1828, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1855  (Age 27 years) 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Marshall,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Helen Marshall,   b. 1852, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1906, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Robert H. Marshall,   b. 19 Jul 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1917, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Helen Marshall,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert Marshall,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F241251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 439. Died, In North Dumfries, yesterday (Monday) forenoon, at 10 o'clock, Ralph Marshall, Aged 63 Years, 3 Months & 18 Days. Funeral, On Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of John Shiell, about 1 mile west of Township Hall, to Cedar Creek Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. North Dumfries, March 1, 1887.

      Waterloo Historical Society Death Notices Collection - photocopies

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      The Marshall Milling Company.

      For years the industry now operated by the Marshall Milling Company was known in this section as the Dumfries Mill. Successively conducted by Thomas Stewart, Gaven Hume & Son. and Scott Bros., it was leased by the latter firm to the Marshalls - Robt., and Anthony - about two years ago. The mill has been refitted and modernized and is now run to the full capacity, 125 barrels per day, the power used being a combination of steam and water. The brands produced by the Marshall Milling Company are known as the "Snow Flake" and "Daisy" and find favor both at home and abroad, many customers living in the Maritime Provinces.

      1902 Picturesque and Industrial Galt

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      1871 - Ralph Marshall was staying with Charles Rutherford.
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      In North Dumfries, on Monday forenoon, 28th Feb., at 10 o'clock, Ralph Marshall, aged 63 years, 3 months and 18 days.

      Galt Reporter Mar 4 1887 pg 1

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      Lamentable Death of Mr. Ralph Marshall, of North Dumfries

      On Monday last the people of Galt were startled to hear a rumour spreading that a Mr. Marshall, of North Dumfries, had been killed that morning in some manner. This caused grave anxiety as there are so many of that name in the Township who have hosts of friends in the town. For a short time the rumour could not be verified, but shortly after noon it became certain that one of our oldest and best known residents, Mr. Ralph Marshall, had been hurriedly called away by being instantly killed by a tree falling on him.

      Inquiry afterwards elicited the following facts: - About ten o'clock in the forenoon, Mr. John Wells and Mr. Marshall were engaged sawing down a large tree. They had arranged their cuts so as to have the tree fall to the west, and as it did not start as soon as they anticipated, they had put in a wedge to help to throw it. As it started to fall, Mr. Wells stepped a few yards out from the butt, as he walked away noticing Mr. Marshall, immediately behind him, crossing also out of the way. Contrary to their expectations, the tree partly swung round "across the cut," as choppers call it, and in falling, struck in the crutch of a green Beech, which caused the butt to slew round a little and also to slide back about twenty feet. When Mr. Wells turned after the tree had fallen, he was surprised at not seeing his companion, and running back was horrified to see Mr. Marshall lying on his back on the ground with the trunk of the tree across his bowels. Speaking to him and trying to release him, he found that he was dead, having been apparently instantly killed, for he made no outcry at any time or breathed or moved after being found. Being unable to release him, Mr. Wells went at once to Mr. James Brown's for assistance, which he secured. To release the body the log had to be cut through, which was done, the corpse being carried to Mr. Wells' residence.

      Mr. Wells cannot account for the accident, nor, although so close, did he see anything of it. The tree was falling as his back was turned, and the last he saw of Mr. Marshall, was as he first started away from the tree, when deceased appeared slightly crossing behind him, also walking away. How he was struck, he cannot say, but he is strongly of opinion that he was killed before the tree fell on him, as from the position of the body and the fact that the tree did not press so heavily on him as to kill him instantly, he is of opinion that when he reached him life would not have been utterly extinct. Mr. Marshall had in his upper vest pocket a watch, which was not stopped, and in his trowsers pockets a pipe and a pair of spectacles, neither of which were broken. Of external bruises there are none apparent, as from any severe blow.

      Mr. Ralph Marshall was the youngest of the family, we believe, but even then had passed his 63rd year. He was married, but had been for years a widower, his family consisting of Mr. Robt. Marshall, miller, of Waterloo; Mr. Thos. Marshall, of Peteboro' and Mrs. John Shiell, of North Dumfries. Of his brothers, all men known throughout this section most intimately and respected wherever known, there are living, Mr. Thos. Marshall, for many years Township Clerk and Secretary of the North Dumfries Insurance Co.; Mr. Anthony Marshall, for many years a Director of the same Company, and Mr. Peter Marshall, also if we mistake not having held the same position and well-known throughout the county for his active and hearty support of our Sabbath Schools and Association. There are also two sisters living, viz.: - Mrs. George Sheard, of North Dumfries, and Mrs. Nichol, of Turnberry. The family were all born in Scotland, coming with their parents to this country about 1832, if we mistake not.

      The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John Shiell, to the Cedar Creek Cemetery, and was attended by a very large concourse of the residents of this section, friends of the deceased and family coming long distances to testify their respect.

      Galt Reporter Mar 4 1887 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      John Shiel Born: North Dumfries Waterloo Age: 29 Father: James Shiel Mother: Margaret Shiel Born: abt 1845 Spouse: Helen Hope Age: 20 born: North Dumfries Waterloo Father: Ralph Marshall Mother: Ellen married 18 Feb 1874 married: Waterloo, North Dumfries

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 63.

    3. [S529] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - Cedar Creek CC#4490 Internet Link.
      In/ Memory Of/ Ralph Marshall/ A Native Of Roxburghshire, Scotland/ Who Died/ Feb. 28, 1887: / Aged 63 Y'rs 3 M's 18 D's

    4. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 10.

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 57.

    6. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 79.

    7. [S2181] Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910.
      Name:Thomas Marshall
      Gender:Male
      Marriage Date:27 Apr 1816
      Marriage Place:Eckford,Roxburgh,Scotland
      Spouse:Jane Hall
      FHL Film Number:1067934

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 31 Oct 1823 - , Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Presbyterian - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1887 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cedar Creek Cemetery, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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