Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Adam Marshall Oliver

Adam Marshall Oliver

Male 1828 - 1917  (89 years)

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  • Name Adam Marshall Oliver 
    Born 3 May 1828  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Immigration 1835  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Labourer 
    Religion 1851  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1855  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1877  North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 05, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 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  [6
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Religion 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Retired 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-74096 
    Died 28 Oct 1917  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I74096  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Robert Oliver,   b. 1785, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1863, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Isabella Telfer,   b. CALC 10 Jun 1791, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1877, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Family ID F40233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes McLeish,   b. 20 Dec 1833, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1903, Lucknow, Kinloss Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1855  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. ? Oliver
     2. Robert Oliver,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert Somerville Oliver,   b. 7 Jun 1856, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1936, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. William Oliver,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Bertha (?) Oliver,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Walter G. Oliver,   b. 2 Aug 1864, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 75 years)
     7. Andrew Oliver,   b. 1867, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Bertie Oliver,   b. 4 Jan 1879, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F19273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1828 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1835 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1836 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1855 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1855 - Galt (Cambridge), 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 MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - North Dumfries Concession 08 Lot 05, 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 MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 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 MapsReligion - 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 - Income - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Oct 1917 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Adam Marshall Oliver with grandson William Charles Oliver about 1895
    Adam Marshall Oliver with grandson William Charles Oliver about 1895
    from Doon Heritage Cross Roads

  • Notes 
    • In Loving Memory Died/ In North Dumfries, on Sunday, October 28th,/ 1917/ Adam M. Oliver/ In his 89th year/ The Funeral/ Will take place from his late residence, Branchton Road, on Tuesday, October 30th, at 2: 00/ o'clock p.m., to Mount View Cemetery./ Friends and acquaintances please accept this intimation.

      Funeral Card of Adam M. Oliver From: Doon Heritage Crossroads, Accession Number: 979.060.004.002

      _______________________

      Adam M. Oliver, Pioneer Farmer, has Passed Away

      Was shipwrecked when family first attempted to cross Atlantic
      Well Known Dumfries Farmer specialized in Sheep and Hogs


      In the death Sunday morning about 4: 30, at his home on the Branchton road of Adam Marshall Oliver, in his 90th year, North Dumfries suffered an irreparable loss, deceased having been one of the township's best known residents and one of the best citizens it ever had. The news of Mr. Oliver's death, while it came as a shock, was regretted by all, and one of his friends expressed the sentiments of all when he said, "Adam Oliver was a man through and through." For his age, deceased was a remarkable man and until a year ago he walked into Galt regularly, a distance of four miles, preferring the tramp to driving a horse. Since April last he had been confined to the house, but up until then he did his usual chores about the farm and took a great pride in the sheep and hogs. Death was due to a general break-down brought on by old age.

      The late Adam Oliver was born in the parish of Kildonan, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, on Friday, May 3, 1828. In 1839, when nothing but sailboats navigated the Atlantic, his parents with a family of 16, left for America. Their voyage proved an eventful one, they being shipwrecked, and on being picked up by another boat, they were taken back to the Old Land, where they remained for a year. The second voyage in 1840 was successful and this Scotch family of pioneers reached Canada. The parents of the deceased located in Howick township 25 miles from Montreal, where they purchased a farm and lived until 1848, when the majority of the family came to Dumfries and located, the boys all taking up farms. The late Adam Oliver bought the farm on which he died, which is now run by his son, Walter, and on which he has lived ever since. The farm was purchased from a man by the name of Munro, who was one of the first settlers in Dumfries and who obtained the property from Hon. Wm. Dickson, the founder of Galt and Dumfries Township. The farm consists of 160 acres and when the late Adam Oliver came into possession of it it was mostly forest. In 1855 he was married to Agnes McLeish, daughter of George McLeish, another of the early settlers of Dumfries township. To this union were born six sons, three of whom survive, Walter and Robert, of Branchton road, and Andrew in Brantford. In religion deceased was a Presbyterian and for a great many years a regular attendant of Knox church. In politics he was a staunch Liberal.

      The late Adam Oliver was known far and wide as a model farmer and to his energy in the early days can be attributed the high standard of sheep and hogs raised in this district. He specialized in these animals and took a great pride in his stock. He gave most of his time in recent years to the care of this stock on his son's farm. He was one of the oldest members of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society, and this year's show was the first he had failed to attend in many years. When he received his honarary member badge this year he remarked, "Hang it on the clock and tell the boys I won't be there this year. While one of the most prominent men of the township, deceased had never taken any part in municipal affairs, always refusing entreaties of his friends to run for office.

      The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of his son Walter, Branchton road, to Mount View cemetery, Galt


      Newpaper unknown probably Galt Reporter

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

    2. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 85.

    3. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 1, Pg. 9.

    4. [S807] Funeral Card - Doon Heritage Crossroads, "Funeral Card of Adam M. Oliver,"; 979.060.004.002.

    5. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div. 1 Page 2.

    6. [S2042] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1891, Sect. 2 Page 6.

    7. [S2792] aaaNorth Dumfries 1871, Sect. 1 Page 33.

    8. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), Adam Marshall Oliver married 27 Sep 1855 to Agnes McLeish In Galt, by Rev Hamilton Gibson. Both of Dumfries Twp.