Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William Gibson Cleghorn

William Gibson Cleghorn

Male 1861 - 1943  (81 years)

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  • Name William Gibson Cleghorn 
    Born 2 Aug 1861  Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1886  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Glove Maker 
    Occupation 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    mechanic 
    Religion 1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Rresbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tailor 
    Residence 1908  86 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office 1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1915-16
    Occupation 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Died 14 Apr 1943  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Arteriosclerosis - Cerebral Haemorrhage 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name Scotty Cleghorn 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-99290P 
    Buried Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I99290  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Thomas S. Cleghorn,   b. Abt 1830, Of, Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary H. Gibson,   b. Abt 1830, Of, Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Jul 1848  Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F25597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sophia Jane Gale,   b. 10 Jun 1852, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1929  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1890  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Corea Mary Miami Gale "Cora" Cleghorn,   b. 8 Oct 1893, Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1952  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F25559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Kate Clara Walker,   b. 16 Apr 1876, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1930  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F25599  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Aug 1861 - Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1886 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1890 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Glove Maker - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mechanic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Rresbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1908 - 86 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1930 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Arteriosclerosis - Cerebral Haemorrhage - 14 Apr 1943 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    William Gibson Cleghorn
    William Gibson Cleghorn

  • Notes 
    • W. G. Cleghorn was an important figure in early 20th century Berlin/Kitchener as an industrialist, politician, sportsman and civic-minded citizen.

      He and partner Louis McBrine founded McBrine Luggage that became one of the world's largest luggage manufacturing companies. The company employed thousands of people from 1905 until the 1960s.

      When the Four Wheel Drive Company came to Kitchener in the early 20th century, Cleghorn served as treasurer on its board of directors and he was prominent on the local Board of Trade.

      In civic life, Cleghorn served on the board of the Berlin-Waterloo Hospital for five terms. He was an alderman on city council during the rancorous era of the Berlin-to-Kitchener name change of which he was in favor and spoke eloquently about during the debate.

      It was on the sporting field that he also made a major mark. Scotty Cleghorn, as he was known in Ontario Lawn Bowling circles, helped the Berlin/Kitchener club capture several provincial championships and his team represented Canada at the British Commonwealth Games in 1934. He was also one of the first to introduce curling to the community.


      The Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 9.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      William G Cleghorn Born: Liberton Scotland Age: 29 Born: abt 1861 Father: Thomas S Cleghorn Mother: Mary T Gibson Cleghorn Spouse: Sophia S Gale Age: 38 Born: abt 1852 born: Pilkington Father: John Gale Mother: Miami Bradt married 4 Sep 1890 married: Wellington, Pilkington

    3. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      In loving memory / WILLIAM GIBSON / CLEGHORN / Born Aug. 2, 1861 / Died April 14, 1943 / Absent from the body / And present with the Lord.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 24 Page 4.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 22.

    6. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

    7. [S27] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Records, 0102957 Old parochial registers for Libberton, 1717-1855.