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

Edmund Alphemy Cairncross

Male 1836 - 1907  (70 years)


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  • Name Edmund Alphemy Cairncross 
    Born 22 Nov 1836  Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1845  [1
    Residence 1881  North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    ? Merchant 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86704 
    Died 26 Jan 1907  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: Heart Failure 1 year 
    Buried Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I86704  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father Rev. James Cairncross,   b. 1789, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1851, Blandford Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Hannah Hedley McKay,   b. 1795,   d. 3 Sep 1868, Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F30045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Holwell,   b. 10 Jun 1846, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1927, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1878  Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles S. Cairncross,   b. 17 Sep 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F22474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The death of Mr. E. Cairncross which occurred suddenly at his home in New Hamburg last Saturday removes one of the most widely known and respected business men of this section. He had just passed his 70th birthday. A wide district was represented at his funeral on Monday, several business men from here being among the number. The remains were interred at Shakespeare.

      Wellesley Maple Leaf, January 31, 1907

      is supplied by the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society Click here to go to their website.

  • Sources 
    1. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 17.

    2. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 9;.

    3. [S2191] News - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley - Wellesley Maple Leaf, obituary of Mr. E. Cairncross - Wellesley Maple Leaf Jan 31 1907 pg 5.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1836 - Birsay, , Orkney Islands, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jun 1878 - Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - North Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - ? Merchant - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Failure 1 year - 26 Jan 1907 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shakespeare, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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