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George Douglas

Male 1839 - 1916  (77 years)


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  • Name George Douglas 
    Born 28 Jul 1839  Gerston, Halkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1916  Acton, Esquesing, Halton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31117  My Genealogy

    Father George Douglas,   b. 1806, Cathness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet Mill,   b. Jan-Mar 1811, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Jun 1831  Thurso, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F68954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Manson,   b. 24 May 1839,   d. 25 Nov 1903, Acton, Esquesing, Halton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1862  Thurso, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexandria Douglas,   b. 11 Jan 1863,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Donald Douglas,   b. 1 Jun 1868, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1907, Nassagaweya, Halton, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Janet Douglas,   b. 6 Jul 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Douglas,   b. 9 Sep 1873,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Douglas,   b. 26 May 1881,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William George Douglas (grandson),   b. 8 May 1897
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F68962  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Douglas, George, News appeared in Acton Free Press, 26 Oct 1916, page 3,column 3
      OBITUARY
      GEORGE DOUGLAS
      In the death of George Douglas last Saturday evening Esquesingtownship lost one of nature's noblemen. He was a man who enjoyed thehighest esteem of the neighborhood. True as steel, God-fearing andupright he was a friend and neighbor worth having. He was a son of Scotiaand was born in Caithnessshire in 1838. He came to Canada when a youngman of thirty-three with his wife and family of little ones in 1862. Hiswife was Margaret Manson, and for over forty years she was his faithfulhelpmeet and shared with him the hardships and struggles of pioneer dayswhen their farm was uncleared and little improved. Upon arrival in Canadaa few months were spent in Streetsville, but in 1873 Mr. Douglas came toEsquesing and worked for a number of years at Smith's Mills. The propertyon which the mills stood later came into his hands, and the finefarmestead, lot 18, con. 1, is the outcome. Mrs. Douglas passed away 13years ago. Alexandrina, Jessie, Bessie, William and James survive. MissBella Manson, a maiden sister of the mother, has been a valued friend andhelper in the home. Mr. Douglas had a serious illness nine years ago andfor the past five years has never had good health. Since June he hasgradually declined, but only for ten days prior to his death was heconfined to bed. He was a member of Knox Church and enjoyed its serviceswhen able to attend. He was also a member of Ivanhoe Camp, of the Sons ofScotland, and was the Camp's piper for many years. He loved the Scottishmusic and cheered many a Scottish heart with his playing of the pipes.The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon to Fairview Cemetery and wasattended by a large concourse of people. Rev. J. C. Wilson B.A.,officiated.