Ovid Vere Waugh1

ID # 161, (1893-1916)
Ovid Vere Waugh|b. 1 May 1893\nd. 5 Mar 1916|p161.htm|Franklin D. Waugh|b. 1865\nd. 1944|p160.htm|Clara Coleman|b. 21 Jul 1872\nd. 1946|p142.htm|||||||George W. Coleman|b. 1 Oct 1841\nd. 23 Apr 1922|p129.htm|Harriet Church|b. 12 Oct 1848\nd. 31 Mar 1930|p139.htm|

2nd great-grandson of Catherine Jones.
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Ovid Vere Waugh was born on 1 May 1893 at St. George, Ontario.1 He was the son of Franklin D. Waugh and Clara Coleman.1 He died on 5 March 1916 at Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario, at age 22.1 He was buried at St. George Cemetery, South Dumfries Twp, Brant County, Ontario.1 My dad spoke of Ovid's funeral as being in winter. The funeral was inGalt. Then the family got on the train with the casket; the train went to Paris and then backed up to St. George. The casket and family were loaded on big horse drawn sleds and hauled through deep snow up thehill to the cemetery. The snow was so deep only the minister and the pallbearers went into the cemetery. Ovid was buried near the road and the family could hear the commital service from the sleds. Then they were all hauled back to the station again and got on the train to return to Galt.

Ovid was quite musical. He could play the piano and sing. He used to sweep up hair of a Saturday at Grandfather Coleman's barber shop, which in those days was attached to the old Scott's Opera House at what is now Queen's Square. There was a trap door through the back and whenhe was wanted, Ovid would go and play the piano as background for thesilent movies. Other times, as a filler for performances, he would play the piano and sing.

He was a popular member of the family.

Ovid's death registration number is 002815-93. He is stated to be theson of Frank Waugh and Clara Coleman. Frank Waugh was said to be a painter. The attending doctor was Dr. Addison. He was said to reside at198 Main Street in Galt. The attending doctor was Dr. Dakin. Ovid suffered from his ailment for two months, but the cause of death on the form is illegible.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.