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Agnes Richards

Agnes Richards[1]

Female 1810 - 1907  (96 years)

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  • Name Agnes Richards 
    Born 26 Sep 1810  Tower Nook, Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Christened 30 Sep 1810  Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1836  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Agnes Taylor 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    R. Presb. 
    Residence 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Lived with her daughter Jane Christman.
    Religion 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-96799 
    Died 21 Apr 1907  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I96799  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father David Richards,   b. Abt 1780, of, Tower Nook, Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Isabel Taylor,   b. Abt 1780, of, Tower Nook, Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F47826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Taylor,   b. 1 Jun 1808, Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1873, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Aug 1832  Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mary Baxter Taylor,   b. 1 Nov 1836, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1915, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. William Baxter Taylor,   b. 1838, , Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1919  (Age 81 years)
     3. James Taylor,   b. 1841, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Taylor,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1904, Sarnia, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Jane Smart Taylor,   b. 25 Jan 1844, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1935, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. David Taylor,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ann Hood Taylor,   b. 21 May 1853, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1933, , Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. James Taylor,   b. 1855, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F43311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Sep 1810 - Tower Nook, Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Sep 1810 - Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aug 1832 - Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1836 - , 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 MapsResidence - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 1907 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Agnes Baxter
    Agnes Baxter
    From Enterprising Elmira, An historical, discriptive, and illustrated book of the Village of Elmira, Waterloo County, published by George Klinck 1903

  • Notes 
    • "GRANDMA TAYLOR" - for by that term she is known in Elmira -- was born at Tower Nook, Arbroath, Scotland, September the 26th 1810, and is therefore in her 93rd year. She remembers the Third George and the coronations of the four succeeding English sovereigns. She came to Canada in 1836 and remembers the Mackenzie and Papineau rebellion. She has 8 children, 36 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.


      Enterprising Elmira 1903

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      Elmira, April 22 - One of the oldest residents of the county passed away on Sunday, at Elmira, Ont., in the person of Mrs. Agnes Taylor, who had reached the advanced age of 96 years and 6 months, having been born at Tower Neot, Arbroath, Farfarshire, Scotland, on September 26, 1810.

      She came to Canada in 1836 with her husband, the late James Taylor, and settled in Quebec City. About two years later she moved with her husband and family to Paisley Block, near Guelph, where they took up farming. Upon their retirement from the farm, she took up her residence in Elmira, where she had since resided. Deceased was active all through life, and her memory remained clear and she would often relate incidents that took place early in the nineteenth century, she having lived under five sovereigns, George III, and IV, William IV, Queen Victoria and King Edward. Her husband saw active service at the Mackenzie rebellion in 37.

      She is survived by eight children. They are Mrs. John Smith, Egremont, Ont.; Mrs. Samuel Uttley, Doon, Ont.; William at Selkirk, Man.; John, at Cartwright, Man.; James, at Yorkton, N.W.T.; Mrs. John Christian, Elmira, Ont.; David, in the Northwest; and Mrs. Henry Hayden, Listowel, Ont. Besides these there are 36 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, from her late residence on Mill Street to the Elmira Cemetery.

      Chronicle-Telegraph Apr 25 1907 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      James Taylor Birth Place: Guelph RESIDENCE: Egremont Township Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842 Father Name: James Mother Name: Agnes Spouse Name: Mary Bristow Spouse's Age: 21 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Woolwich Spouse Residence: Woolwich Spouse Father Name: John Spouse Mother Name: Sarah Marriage Date: 4 Feb 1868 Marriage County: Waterloo

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 15.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Division 2 Page Number 36 Household Number 162.

    4. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 36.

    5. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 29.

    6. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 38.

    7. [S2123] Church Records - Scotland, Angus, Arbroath - Church of Scotland.
      Agnes Rickets born to David Rickets (Carrier) and Isabel Taylor on September 26, 1810 and baptised September 30, 1810, as witnessed by the congregation of the old church.

    8. [S607] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Waterloo Chronicle Telegraph (1899- ), "Obituary of Mrs. Agnes Taylor," Apr 25 1907, p. 1.

    9. [S2123] Church Records - Scotland, Angus, Arbroath - Church of Scotland.