John Lake

ID # 4511, (1822-1847)
BirthJohn Lake was born in 1822. 
MarriageHe married Mary Scott, daughter of William Scott and Janet Burnet, on 21 November 1845 at Dumfries Township.
MS248 reel 1, Vol. 4, page 35, Gore District Marriage Register
Marriages by Rev. James Strang, Presbyterian Minister, Galt

John Lake and Mary Scott, both of Dumfries, married on November 21, 1845.
Witnesses Andrew Scott and Thomas Lake.
By license.

District and County marriage registrations are usually indefinite as to the marriage location, limiting the record to the district or county. With this marriage we also have First Church's marriage book to inform us. The pertinent page appears on microfilm GS2987. It reads:

Marriage 203
By license in Dumfries
John Lake and Mary Scott, both of Dumfries
Andrew Scott and Thomas Lake, witnesses.
November 21st, 1845.

The date of marriage as written in the church's marriage register usually appears at the beinning of the registration. With this marriage, it was at the end, though it's clear enough from the context that it was intended for the Lake-Scott marriage. Add to that, Rev. Strang informed the Gore District registrar at Hamilton, as shown above, and stated the date of marriage as November 21st, 1845.
DeathHe died on 11 August 1847. 
BurialHe was buried at Section 2, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteJohn Lake's gravestone is shown in the transcription of Section 2 of Mountview Cemetery, which was done by the Waterloo Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. His wife Mary's stone is not to be found and the cemetery does not have a record of her burial, yet her burial card indicates that she was to be buried in Mountview.

John may have been originally buried in the First Church Presbyterian Cemetery at High Park and moved when that cemetery was razed in the 1880s. Another possibility is that he was first buried in the cemetery at the Scott farm.

John's age at time of death was 25 years. We calculate his birth year from this. 
Last Edited9 Jun 2017