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

William Robert Ritchie

Male 1886 - 1964  (78 years)


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  • Name William Robert Ritchie 
    Born 4 Apr 1886  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-73055 
    Died 21 Oct 1964  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 23 Oct 1964  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I73055  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Robert Ritchie,   b. 13 Mar 1854, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1924, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Janet Renwick,   b. May 1853, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1938, Wroxeter, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 25 Mar 1886  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Family ID F19050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Lawson Riddell,   b. 14 Dec 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1975, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1922  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 13 May 2024 
    Family ID F248305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death Of Francis (Frank) Powell

      A well-known Ayr resident for over half a century, Francis (Frank) Powell died at his home on Piper St. on Saturday in his 79th year. He had been in failing health for some time. The late Mr. Powell was a native of the Hatchley district. He came to Ayr as a youth and was employed for some time at the David McCaul Creamery, which was located in the building on the south side of the laneway which runs alongside the present post office. Following his marriage to Ethel Ronald, who predeceased him many years ago, they moved to Brantford for a period, and then returned to Ayr to reside in the house where Mr. Powell spent the remainder of his life. He was at one time employed at the former Hecker-H-O plant in Greenfield, but for many years had lived retired. The late Mr. Powell was an ardent angler and a keen follower of local and national sports. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David Richardson (Ileen) in California and Mrs. Robert Hyndman (Frances) of Aldergrove, B.C.; two brothers, William of Brantford and Ben of Hatchley. Two sisters also survive. Funeral service was held today (Wednesday) at the W. O. Ball Funeral Home, with interment in Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Jun 11 1964 pg 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 6.

    2. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 3. Pg. 13.

    3. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 25.

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: William Robert Ritchie Date of Birth: 4 Apr 1886 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Robert Ritchie Mother's name: Janet Renwick

    5. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ William S. Riddell/ 1861 - 1937/ Margaret Young Sudden/ wife of/ William S. Riddell/ 1867 - 1920/ John S. son/ 1886 - 1907/ Pte. Robert A. Riddell/ 51st Batt./ born Feb. 12, 1890/ Killed In Action at Lens/ June 3, 1917/ William R. Ritchie 1886 - 1964/ His Wife/ Janet Lawson 1884 - 1975/ Riddell/ + [veteran's Poppy]

    6. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 11780 (1886), Ritchie-Renwick.
      Robert RITCHIE, 31, farmer, b/ Blenheim, res. North Dumfries, s/o Robert RITCHIE & Elizabeth CLARK, married Janet RENWICK, 31, res & b. North Dumfries, same, d/o Walter RENWICK & Margaret PRESTON, witn: Andrew RENWICK & Jessie McCRONE, both of North Dumfries, 25 March 1886 at North Dumfries

    7. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Janet Renwick Age: 31 Birth Date: abt 1854 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 25 Mar 1885 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Walter Renwick Mother: Margaret Preston Spouse: Robert Ritchie Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1854 Spouse Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Spouse Father: Robert Ritchie Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Clark

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Janet L Riddell Age: 37 Birth Date: abt 1885 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 14 Apr 1922 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: Wm J Riddell Mother: Maggie Sutton Riddell Spouse: Wm R Ritchie Spouse's Age: 36 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1886 Spouse Birth Place: Ayr, Ontario Spouse Father: Robert Richie Spouse Mother: Janet Renwick

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1886 - 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 - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1922 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1964 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Oct 1964 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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