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

John Alexander Manson

Male 1874 - 1969  (94 years)


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  • Name John Alexander Manson 
    Born 4 Apr 1874  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Agricultural Laborer 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Prebyterian 
    Residence 1914  North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 23, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1925  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72766P 
    Died 17 Jan 1969  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Buried 20 Jan 1969  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I72766  Generations
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 

    Father Henry Manson,   b. 28 Jun 1826, Ochiltree, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1901, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Margaret Findlater,   b. 26 Dec 1834, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1914, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9, 10
    Family ID F18987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Anderson,   b. 5 Jul 1882, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1962, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1925  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F29850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John A. Manson Passes In His 95th Year - Ayr's oldest resident, John A. Manson, passed away in South Waterloo Memorial Hospital, Galt, on Friday evening, after a very brief illness. He was 94. Mr. Manson, who would have been 95 in April, was a lifelong resident of Ayr and district. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Manson, he was born on the family homestead, now the George Gillespie farm, just south of Ayr. Mr. Manson's parents cleared the land and in 1932, the family celebrated the 100th anniversary of the farm. Mr. Manson married the former Ethel Anderson, and the couple farmed the land until moving to Ayr 25 years ago. Mrs. Manson's parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson of Ayr. Mr. Anderson operated a blacksmith business in the village from the present Ayr Auto Body building, which he built. He also built the house on the corner of Stanley and St. Andrews Streets where the Manson's lived. Mr. Manson was a director of the Ayr Cemetery Company since 1933 and the president since 1944. He was a member of the former Stanley Street Presbyterian Church in Ayr. As well as being predeceased by his wife, his sister and only other relative, Miss Bessie Manson, passed away several years ago. Funeral service was conducted from the Manson home by Rev. Dr. David Gowdy of Central Presbyterian Church, Galt, on Monday afternoon. Interment followed in the Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Gillespie, Hugh Gillespie, Cameron Edgar, Robert Lovett and G. S. Dalrymple, all of Ayr and district, and Robert Anderson, Toronto.

      The Ayr News Jan 23 1969 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 1.

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 6.

    3. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 16.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      John A. Manson/ 1874 - 1969/ Ethel Anderson/ his wife/ 1882 - 1962

    5. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 8.

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 20656 (1925), Manson-Findlater.
      John Alexander Manson, 51, Farmer, res. North Dumfries, b. North Dumfries, son of Henry Manson (B. Canada) and Maryan Findlater married Ethel Anderson, 44, Home Duties, res Ayr, b. Ayr, Spinster, D/O John Anderson (B. Canada) and Barbara Lambert, Witn: C. M. Anderson and E. J. Manson both of Ayr, 25 November 1925 in Ayr

    7. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: John Alexander Mauson Date of Birth: 4 Apr 1874 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Henry Mauson Mother's name: Margaret Findlater

    8. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/East] John A. Manson/ 1874 - 1969/ Ethel Anderson/ his wife/ 1882 - 1962

      [Right/North] Robert H. Manson/ 1867 - 1919/ Mary A. Johns/ wife of/ R. H. Manson/ 1871 - 1906

      [Back/West] Henry Manson/ 1826 - 1901/ Margaret Findlater/ his wife/ 1834 - 1914/ Natives of Scotland/ Manson

      [Left/South] Elizabeth Jane/ daughter of/ Henry and Margaret/ Manson/ 1869 - 1964.

    9. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Manson Henry,- 35, res. Dumfries, b. Scotland, s/o & Jane (Key), married 12 Feb 1862. Margaret Fonlater, 28, res. Dumfries, b. Scotland, d/o George & Elizabeth (Lyon)

    10. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Henry Manson Age: 35 Birth Date: abt 1827 Birth Place: Scotland Marriage Date: 12 Feb 1862 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: William Mother: Jane Key Spouse: Margaret Forlestor Spouse's Age: 28 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1834 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Residence: Dumfries Township Spouse Father: George Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Lyon Residence: Dumfries Township


    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: John Alexander Manson Age: 51 Birth Date: abt 1874 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1925 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Henry Manson Mother: Margaret Findlater Spouse: Ethel Anderson Spouse's Age: 44 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1881 Spouse Birth Place: Ayr Spouse Father: John Anderson Spouse Mother: Barbara Lambert

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1874 - 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 MapsOccupation - Agricultural Laborer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Prebyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1914 - North Dumfries Concession 07 Lot 23, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1925 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1925 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1969 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jan 1969 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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