Waterloo Region Generations
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Dr. David Lewis Walmsley

Dr. David Lewis Walmsley

Male 1840 - 1911  (70 years)

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  • Name David Lewis Walmsley 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 10 May 1840  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Teacher 
    Religion 1861  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Protestant (CE) 
    Building 1867  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    David L. Walmsley M. D. 
    • from: Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867
    1867 Advertisement
    1867 Advertisement
    Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Doctor of Medicine 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    R. Presb. 
    Occupation 1873  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Physician 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Physician 
    Invention 1899  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tooth Brush 
    Tooth Brush and Powder Rack
    Tooth Brush and Powder Rack
    Name D. L. Walmsley  [9
    Occupation Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    doctor 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-81493 
    Died 22 Jan 1911  South Lyon, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I81493  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father John Walmsley,   b. 6 May 1811, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1875, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Jane,   b. 14 May 1809, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1886, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1834  [10
    Family ID F21203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Davidson,   b. 1848, Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1943, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1873  Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Charles Walmsley,   b. 1869, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Lewis Walmsley,   b. 16 Mar 1877,   d. 24 Mar 1879  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F21204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Grace Allan,   b. 21 Aug 1840, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1872, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1865  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Lillie H. Walmsley,   b. 1864, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nellie Walmsley,   b. 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anetta C. J. "Nettie" Walmsley,   b. 1867, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Walmsley,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Maud Walmsley,   b. 12 Apr 1871, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1873  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F21205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1840 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Protestant (CE) - 1861 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Aug 1865 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuilding - David L. Walmsley M. D. - 1867 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor of Medicine - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - R. Presb. - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1873 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Oct 1873 - Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Physician - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Tooth Brush - 1899 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - doctor - - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jan 1911 - South Lyon, Oakland, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Death of Dr. Wamsley [sic]

      The death of D. D. E. Walmsley, a former resident of Waterloo Co., occurred at South Lyon, Mich., on Sunday, Jan 22nd , at the age of 71 years, 8 months and 12 days. The funeral took place at Elmira on Wednesday morning from the G. T. R. station to the Union Cemetery for interment. The late Dr. Walmsley was born in Waterloo County. He first taught school, afterwards entering the medical profession. He practiced his profession for about forty years. For a score of years he has been a resident of Detroit. Before moving to that city he resided at Elmira for nearly 20 years. He was well and favorably known in this county, and a wide circle of friends will regret to learn of his death. He was twice married, and is survived by his wife and three children, viz: Mrs. Menger, Mrs. White and Charles, of Chicago.

      Chronicle-Telegraph [Waterloo], Thursday, January 26, 1911, pg 9

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      How The Vickerage Got its Name

      The spelling of the name of the house reflects its builder as you will see from the following history. Lot 146, the land where the houses known as 86 and 90 Moir Street now stand, was first recorded in 1859, owned by Charles Allan of Elmira. It appears to be one of about 25 lots he owned. The Lot seems to have been vacant, at least with no dwelling, until after his death in 1868. At that point, Charles Scott made an agreement with Grace Walmsley, Charles Allan's daughter, and her husband David Lewis Walmsley, to purchase Lot 146 for $180 to be paid over a period of four years. It would appear that Charles Scott did not meet his obligation because, in 1872, Thomas Vickers purchased Lot 146 from the Walmsleys for $175. Through the 1870s, Vickers acquired other lots around the original lot. Was there already a building on that lot in 1872? We don't know that yet and we may never know. The assessment records for the years between 1868 and 1890 were lost and the deeds are very hard to read.


      The Vickerage a Bed and Breakfast Elora, Ontario, https://www.thevickerage.com

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      Be it known that we, David Lewis Walmsley and Catherine Walmsley, citizens of the United States residing at Detroit, in the county of Wayne adn State of Michigan, have invented and produced a new and original Design for a Tooth Brush and Powder Rack; and we do declare the following the following the be a full, clearn and exact description of the same...

      United States Patent Office Patent number: D31028 Filing date: 18 May 1899 Issue date: Jun 1899


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      Elmira was incorporated into a village. The first municipal officers were John Ratz, reeve; August Blatz, John Ruppel, Henry Dunke, Henry Winger, councilors; John Ruppel, clerk. The assessor was D. Levan while Dr.Walmsley was Medical Officer of Health. Population was said to be 760.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 21.
      David WALMSLEY Birthplace: USA Age 12 Sweborgian b. 10-May

    2. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      D.L. Walmsley/ Died Jan. 22,1911/ Aged 70 Yrs. 8 Mos.12 Dys./ Catherine/ Davidson/ His Beloved Wife/ Died Sept. 20, 1943/ Aged 94 Yrs./ Walmsley

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 4.

    4. [S607] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Waterloo Chronicle Telegraph (1899- ), "Death of Dr. Wamsley," January 26, 1911, p. 9.

    5. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 12255 (1873), Walmsley-Davidson.
      David Lewis Walmsley Birth Place: Philadelphia Us Age: 33 Estimated birth year: abt 1840 Father Name: John Walmsley Mother Name: Jane Walmsley Spouse Name: Catherine Davidson Spouse's Age: 26 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Eramosa Spouse Father Name: John Alexr Davidson Spouse Mother Name: Catherine Davidson Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1873 Marriage Place: Wellington, Eramosa

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 52.

    7. [S2639] aaaWilmot Township 1861, Sect. 7 Page 43.

    8. [S1668] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1867 - Gazetteer and directory of the County of Waterloo. 1867, pg 81.

    9. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 25 Jul 1872.
      Grace Walmsley died 15 Jul 1872 wife of Dr. D.L., in Elmira, 32 yrs.

    10. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 3 Page 14.

    11. [S55] Vit - ON, Wellington - Wellington County Marriage Register 1858-1869.
      David Walmsley Born: Unites States Res: Elmira Age: 25 Father: John Walmsley Mother: Jane Born: 1840 Spouse: Grace Allan Age: 24 born: Nichol Township Res: Elora Township Born: 1841 Father: Charles Allan Mother: Grace married 3 Aug 1865