Angus Stewart Keachie

ID # 4351, (1843-1869)
FatherJames Keachie (1799-1851)
MotherElizabeth Buchanan (1798-1882)
BirthAngus Stewart Keachie was born in 1843 at Dumfries Township, Gore District. 
MarriageHe married Melvina Anne Culham, daughter of Henry Culham and Desdemona Ann Munn, on 15 May 1867 at Freeport, Waterloo County.
MS248 reel 16 Vol. 76, page 41
Waterloo County Marriage Register

The following is extracted from a list of marriages solemnized by Rev. R. Smith, a minister of U.B.C. (the United Brethren Church), for the year ending December 31, 1867.

Angus Keachie, 24, place of birth not given, residing Dumfries. Parents James & Elisabeth Keachie.
Melvina Culham, 22, born and residing Beverly. Parents Henry and 'Destimond' Ann.
Witness Jessie Hamilton, Waterloo
On May 15th, 1867.

A notice in the Dumfries Reformer places the marriage at Freeport (now a part of Kitchener). The registration shows the clergyman as Rev. R. Smith. The Dumfries Reformer notice shows the clergyman as Rev. G. Plowman. Freeport is probably correct. This is in Waterloo County. At diverse times, Rev. Plowman did return marriages to the Wentworth registrar for those solemnized at the United Brethren Church in Beverly.

DeathHe died on 5 June 1869 at North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co.. 
BurialHe was buried at Section 2, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteInformation for the death of Angus is taken from his will, GS1, reel 390, Surrogate Court, Kitchener. The memorial number is 532. Land mentioned in the will is C10-L1, West half.

Angus's will has been of great assistance in naming family members. The sisters named in this tree are taken from this will which names them as sisters and gives their married names. His brothers are also mentioned. Any other siblings, living or dead, have not yet been found.

A notice for the death of Angus was also published in the North Dumfries Reformer. It gives his age as 26 years and 8 months.

By 1869, the Galt Cemetery had been established. It is understood that once it came into being, First Church Cemetery at High Park stopped receiving burials. Some years later, High Park burials were moved to Mountview. Probably, Angus and his son James were early burials at Mountview. 

Child of Angus Stewart Keachie and Melvina Anne Culham

Last Edited12 May 2019