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

John Ellis Near

Male 1844 - 1929  (84 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John Ellis Near 
    Born 8 Dec 1844  Belwood, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Rope Maker 
    Occupation 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Finisher, Furniture 
    Religion 1911  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-91681 
    Died 25 Oct 1929  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Cause: Chronic Arteriosclerosis (2 years) - Cardiac Failure (4 days) 
    Buried 27 Oct 1929  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I91681  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Family Elizabeth Jane Monahan,   b. 12 Jun 1851, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1927, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1871  West Garafraxa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Katherine Dianne Ellis Near,   b. 14 Nov 1871, Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1949, Big Valley, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Anderson Near,   b. 25 May 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Albert Near,   b. 6 Sep 1877, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Maria Near,   b. 4 Jul 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Minnie M. Near,   b. 4 Jul 1878, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1962  (Age 84 years)
     6. Caroline E. Near,   b. 2 Sep 1880, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Wallace Near,   b. 29 Jul 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Pearl Blanche Near,   b. 16 Oct 1885, West Garafraxa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981  (Age 95 years)
     9. Alice Gertrude Near,   b. 26 Mar 1889, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F23854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN NEAR DIES AFTER ILLNESS LASTING A YEAR

      Served As Caretaker Of Grandview School For Many Years;

      Was In His 85th Year

      John Near who for over 25 years has been a resident of Preston, who until illness about a year ago prevented him continuing his duties was caretaker of Grandview school, passed away at his home, 953 Moore street, this morning at 6: 15 o'clock. He was in his 85th year. Altho he did not take an active part in town affairs, the late Mr. Near always evinced a keen interest in what was going on about the community. Prior to coming to Preston he lived at Doon for many years and previous to that farmed in Garafaxa township. Keenly interested in sports in his younger days, Mr. Near followed with interest the progress of local baseball teams. He was an ardent hunter. He was a member of the United Church and at one time belonged to the 1.0.0.F. Mrs. Near predeceased him two years ago, while one daughter. Mrs. W. J. Tyler, died about nine years ago. There are surviving five daughters and four sons. They are Mrs. John Uttley, Alberta. Mrs. J. H. Maffin, Galt, Mrs. Theo. Winn, Preston, Mrs. E. H. Wildfong, Preston, Mrs. Charles Gingerich, Preston, William of Kitchener, Anderson at home in Preston, Albert of Preston and Wallace also of Preston. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from the late residence at the above address. Services will be conducted by Rev. R. M. Geiger, pastor of the United church, after which interment will be made in Preston cemetery.

      The Daily Record 25 Oct 1929 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-2 Page 8.

    2. [S1669] Census - ON, Waterloo, Preston - 1911, Div. 23 Page 1.

    3. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      In Loving Memory Of/ John Ellis Near/ Died Oct. 25, 1929/ In His 85th Year/ Elizabeth Jane/ Monahan/ Beloved Wife Of John E. Near/ Died Dec. 20, 1927/ In Her 77th Year/ At Rest/ Near.

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name:John Ellis Near Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1845 Birth Place:Bellwood, Ontario Age at Death:84 Death Date:25 Oct 1929 Death Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:John Near Age:26 Birth Date:abt 1845 Birth Place:Canada Marriage Date:12 Jan 1871 Marriage County or District:Wellington Father:Henry Near Mother:Margaret Near Spouse:Elizabeth Monaghan Spouse's Age:20 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1851 Spouse Birth Place:Canada Spouse Father:John Monahan Spouse Mother:Catherine Monahan

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1844 - Belwood, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jan 1871 - West Garafraxa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rope Maker - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Finisher, Furniture - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Chronic Arteriosclerosis (2 years) - Cardiac Failure (4 days) - 25 Oct 1929 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Oct 1929 - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth