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

William Linton

Male 1815 - 1885  (70 years)


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  • Name William Linton 
    Born 1815  , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Free Church 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Evangelical Union 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian Canada 
    Residence 1885  New Aberdeen (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-90820 
    Died 12 Jan 1885  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Inflammation of the Bowels 
    Buried Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I90820  Generations
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 

    Father Adam Linton,   b. 1782, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1842  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betty" Scott,   b. 1790, , Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1879, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1811  Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F23475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Carruthers,   b. 1822, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Adam Linton,   b. 18 Mar 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1916, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. James Linton,   b. 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert Linton,   b. CALC 9 Feb 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1874, New Aberdeen (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     4. John Linton,   b. 1851, Aberdeen (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age < 49 years)
     5. Leen Linton,   b. 1853, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jane Linton,   b. 1854, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1927  (Age 73 years)
     7. Mary Linton,   b. Between 1856 and 1857, New Aberdeen (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1898, Wallace, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     8. Elizabeth S. "Lizzie" Linton,   b. CALC 19 Aug 1856, New Aberdeen (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1888, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     9. Margaret Linton,   b. 1860, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. David C. Linton,   b. 4 Aug 1861, Strasburg (Kitchener) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1941  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F23504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Another Old Settler Gone

      Mr. William Linton, of New Aberdeen, in the Township of Waterloo, a very old resident of that section, died at his residence on Monday morning last. The deceased was a native of Selkirkshire, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada with his parents and family in 1810, settling for a time near Ottawa, thence moving to the Township of Waterloo, where the deceased settled on a farm near New Aberdeen, on which he resided up to the time of his death. Shortly after he married Miss Cruthers, who proved herself a most worthy wife and helpmate in all the struggles of their early farming life. They had a large family, all of whom are now married but the youngest. Adam and James live in Galt; Mrs. Teat and Mrs. James Robson, also live in Galt; John on a farm near Preston; Mrs. R. Nicol in Windsor, and David, the youngest, on the old homestead. The deceased who was a broth of Mr. John Linton, of Galt, was a most hard working, industrious man, of a quiet, peaceable disposition, and highly respected as a neighbor. He was in his ordinary health upon a few days before his death, when he was seized with inflammation of the bowels, his disease running its course until death terminated his sufferings.

      Rather a singular fact connected with Mr. Linton's life was, that he was a twin brother, the other brother living now in the Township of Turnberry. The two were very much attached from childhood, being much alike in disposition. As young men they were very much together, and were so similar in appearance that even when met by their relatives, if alone, it was always a puzzle as to which brother it was, and frequently it was necessary to ask. Mr. Linton was in his 69th year at the time of his death. His funeral on Wednesday afternoon to Strasburg Cemetery, was largely attended by relatives and his many friends.

      Galt Reporter Jan 16 1885 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 4.
      William LINTON Farmer Birthplace: Scotland Age 36 Free Church
      Margaret LINTON Birthplace: Scotland Age 29 Free Church
      Adam LINTON Birthplace: Canada Age 7 Free Church
      Robert LINTON Birthplace: Canada Age 4 Free Church
      Jane LINTON Birthplace: Canada Age 2 Free Church

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 26.

    3. [S604] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 44.

    4. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 2 Page 12.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 5 Pg 4.

    6. [S1788] Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11924-2 System Origin: Scotland-ODM GS Film number: 1067924.
      Adam Linton married Elizabeth Scott 17 Jul 1811 Ettrick, Selkirk, Scotland

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - , Selkirk, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Free Church - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Evangelical Union - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian Canada - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1885 - New Aberdeen (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Inflammation of the Bowels - 12 Jan 1885 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Weber Mennonite Biehn Drive Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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