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

William A. Mathison

Male 1842 - 1932  (90 years)


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  • Name William A. Mathison 
    Born 8 Oct 1842  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Birth 20 Dec 1842  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55670976 
    Name William A. Matheson 
    Name William A. Mathieson 
    Occupation 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Laborer 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1869  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    labourer 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    farmer 
    Residence 1873  North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 28, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist 
    Occupation 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farmer 
    Residence 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    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  [4
    Laborer, Farm 
    Residence 1911  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-73252P 
    Died 21 Dec 1932  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 12
    Cause: Cause: Carcinoma of Bladder (2 months) - Myocarditis (1 month) 
    Buried 23 Dec 1932  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I73252  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father John Mathison,   b. 4 Oct 1794, Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Agnes "Nancy" Cunningham,   b. 16 Dec 1803, , Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1883, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1821  Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F33672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Matheson 
    Family ID F34818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Thorburn Rae,   b. 20 Aug 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1933, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1866  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Annie Dryden Mathison,   b. 17 Aug 1867, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1944, Madden, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Agnes Elizabeth Jane Mathison,   b. 15 Mar 1869, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John A. Mathison,   b. 8 Aug 1869, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1952  (Age 82 years)
     4. William Robert "Robert" Mathison,   b. 29 Apr 1871, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1965, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Agnes Cunningham Mathison,   b. 30 Apr 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1873, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Thomas George "Tom" Mathison,   b. NVO 1874, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age ~ 90 years)
     7. Alexander Walter "Walter" Mathison,   b. 1 Oct 1876, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1967, Gleischen, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Agnes Elizabeth Jan Mathison,   b. 15 Mar 1879, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1965, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. James Andrew Mathison,   b. 13 May 1881, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Norman Meldrum Mathison,   b. 12 Jan 1883, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1928, Irma, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     11. Edward Mathison,   b. 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Albert Edward Mathison,   b. 9 Nov 1884, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1976, Cobourg, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     13. Herbert Ingles Mathison,   b. CALC 22 Apr 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1887, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     14. Catharine Isabella "Katie" Mathison,   b. 10 Sep 1888, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1966, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     15. Martha Mathison,   b. Feb 1891, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     16. Mary Louisa Mathison,   b. 16 Jan 1893, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1898, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2024 
    Family ID F19089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Oldest Resident Passes

      William A. Mathison Passes in His 91st Year

      Ayr's oldest resident, in the person of William A. Mathison, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex. Fraser, Galt, on Tuesday, in his 91st year, after an illness of
      only two days. Deceased was born at Reidsville, of pioneer parents, and had lived the
      whole of his long lifetime in this vicinity, where he followed the occupation of farming. Mr. Mathison was known to practically everyone in this district where he was highly
      esteemed for his exemplary habits and other good qualities. He was superintendent of Reidsville Sabbath School for a number of years, and was a member of Stanley Street
      Church, later Joining Knox United when the two churches amalgamated. He was married 66 years ago in January to Louise Rae, Alps road, who survives him. Mrs. Mathison is now 85 years of age. He is also survived by the following family of six sons and three daughters: John and Thomas of Galt, Robert and James of Ayr, Edward of Orillia, Walter of Gleischen, Alta.; Mrs. Alex. Fraser, Galt; Mrs. James Scott, Ayr, and Mrs. Vance, Samson, Alta. One son, Norman, and one daughter, Louise, are deceased.
      The funeral will take place from the home of his son, James Mathison, Jedburgh, to the Ayr Cemetery on Friday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.

      The Ayr News Dec 22 1932 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-4 Page 9.

    2. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Louisa Rae Born: North Dumfries Res: North Dumfries Age: 18 Born: abt 1848 Father: William Mother: Ann Dryden Spouse: William Mathieson Age: 23 Born: abt 1843 born: North Dumfries Res: North Dumfries Father: John Mother: Agnes Kennedy married 26 Jan 1866

    3. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 68.

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

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 34478 (1932), William A. Matherison.
      William A. Matherison, b. 20 Dec 1842 North Dumfries, d. 21 Dec 1932 Galt, cause: carcinoma of bladder (2 months) & myocarditis (1 month) s/o John Mathieson and Agnes Cunningham, buried Ayr Cemetery

    6. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      William Mathison/ Oct. 8, 1842 - Dec. 20, 1932/ his wife/ Louisa Thorburn Rae/ Aug. 20, 1847 - Mar. 22, 1933

    7. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 7 Page 52.

    8. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Section 1 Page 35.

    9. [S655] z Vit - ON - Birth Registration, birth certificate 31858 (1879), Agness Elizabeth Jane Mathieson.
      Agness Elizabeth Jane to William A Mathieson (farmer) and Louisa T Rae. William A Mathieson (father), North Dumfries, informant

    10. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate William Rae (1872), William Rae.
      William Rae, d. 1 Dec 1871 North Dumfries, aged 67y, farmer b. Scotland, cause: cancer in the throat (12 wk?), informant William Mathieson farmer of North Dumfries

    11. [S890] Funeral Card - - Waterloo Historical Society - photocopies, "funeral card of Agness Cunningham Mathewson," 11 Sep 1873.

    12. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: A Matherison William Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1842 Birth Place: North Dumfries Age at Death: 90 Death Date: 21 Dec 1932 Death Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    13. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Scotland Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11779-4 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067929.
      Name: John Mathison Spouse's Name: Agnes Cunningham Event Date: 04 Nov 1821 Event Place: Yarrow,Selkirk,

    14. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Louisa Rae Age: 18 Birth Date: abt 1848 Birth Place: North Dumfries Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1866 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: William Mother: Ann Dryden Spouse: William Mathieson Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1843 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Residence: North Dumfries Spouse Father: John Spouse Mother: Agnes Kennedy Residence: North Dumfries

    15. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 7 Feb 1866.
      Rae, Louisa married 26 Jan 1866 to Wm. Matheson At Galt, by Rev. W.T. Murdoch. Both of North Dumfries.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1842 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Dec 1842 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 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 MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1866 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - labourer - 1869 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - North Dumfries Concession 10 Lot 28, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 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 - Laborer, Farm - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Baptist - 1911 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Carcinoma of Bladder (2 months) - Myocarditis (1 month) - 21 Dec 1932 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Dec 1932 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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