1784 - 1845 (61 years)
||Charles Scott |
||, Roxburghshire, Scotland [1, 2]
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||, Canada 
|Eby ID Number
||29 Oct 1845
||Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada [1, 2, 3]
||Chesterfield United Cemetery, Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario 
||19 May 2023 |
||Margaret Douglas, b. 1790, , Roxburghshire, Scotland , d. 9 Feb 1879, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 89 years) |
| ||1. Scott, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Dr. John Scott, b. 25 Jan 1814, Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland , d. 21 Dec 1856, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 42 years)|
| ||3. Andrew Scott, b. 2 Jan 1823, Lilliesleaf, , Roxburgh, Scotland , d. 9 Feb 1893 (Age 70 years)|
| ||4. Jessie Scott, b. 12 Jul 1824, , Roxburghshire, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||5. Scott, b. Abt 1830, d. Yes, date unknown|
||20 May 2023 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- A FEARFUL CALAMITY (fever epidemic of Galt in 1834)
Out of a clear sky, the most terrible calamity which ever befell the locality came swiftly and fatally down upon its ill-fated inhabitants.
Amusements in the nature of travelling companies were then almost unknown in the new settlements of Upper Canada, and the announcement that a menagerie of wild beasts would exhibit in Galt on the 28th July, caused universal interest far and near. For nearly twenty miles around, the coming exhibition was talked about, until it became the topic of absorbing interest.
When the day arrived, there was - considering the circumstances - a large attendance, people coming from Waterloo, Beverly, Woolwich, Blenheim, and other places more distant than could have been attracted by anything less exciting than a menagerie was in those early times. The day proved intensely warm, in fact a regular " scorcher," and from all accounts, the collection of wild animals was meagre, and the dens and their occupants extremely filthy. The odor was so marked as to detract seriously from the comfort of the audience, and the entertainment was hardly over, when rumours began to prevail, that the company had brought the much-dreaded disease of cholera with them to the village.
The report first arose from the illness of one of the showmen. He had been brought to the village a day or two before the menagerie arrived, and fears that his complaint was cholera ....
His fears, unfortunately, proved too true. That frightful plague, in its worst form, had been introduced by the menagerie, and already the seeds of death were developing in many of those who had attended the fatal entertainment.
The exhibition took place on Monday, and by Wednesday night and Thursday, the cholera was raging with almost unparalleled malignity and fatality. The harrowing scenes which occurred can never be erased from the memories of those who passed through them. The agony of the stricken, the swiftness of death, the rude board coffins and the hasty burials - in some cases within a few minutes after the last breath was drawn - turned the recently hopeful village into a very charnel-house, from which many fled in despair, whilst all but a few were paralysed with fear. ...
Mr. Strang's church was stripped of its temporary board seats, and turned into a hospital, where as many as possible of those attacked were taken. Dr. Miller was soon overdone with work, and at his solicitation, one Dr. McQuarrie came to Galt and rendered good service. Most valuable assistance was also given by Dr. John Scott, then a young man of about twenty-one years of age, who, with his father and other members of his family, had fortunately arrived from Roxboroughshire, Scotland, about ten days previously. He was a brother of Mr. Andrew Scott, of Galt, and afterwards became widely known in Berlin as a skilful practitioner and public-spirited citizen.
Dr. Scott was one of the most fearless of the little band who fought the cholera inch by inch, with their lives in their hands, until it finally disappeared....
Reminiscenses of the Early History of Galt
|Born - 1784 - , Roxburghshire, Scotland
|Immigration - 1834 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Immigration - 1834 - , Canada
|Died - 29 Oct 1845 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Chesterfield United Cemetery, Chesterfield, Oxford Co., Ontario