John McKenzie

ID # 4657, (1845-1935)
FatherJohn McKenzie (1815-1895)
MotherMargaret Buchanan (1823-1899)
BirthJohn McKenzie was born on 14 September 1845 at Dumfries Township, Gore District. 
MarriageHe married Jane Little on 11 June 1874 at North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Co..
Mrge reg. 009814-74 North Dumfries, Waterloo Co.
John McKenzie, 28, bachelor, farmer, Presbyterian. Born Canada, resident North Dumfries. Parents John McKenzie and Margaret Buchan (sic)
Jane Little, 23, spinster, Presbyterian. Born Canada, resident North Dumfries Parents William Little and Margaret Patton.
Witnesses William and Alexander McKenzie of North Dumfries.
On June 11, 1874, in North Dumfries, by Rev. W. S. Ball

The township clerk, Thomas Ballingal, submitted his registrations to the county level end June and end December of each year. Three registrations appear on this page, the previous two being marriages registered in November of 1874. Ballingal entered a note immediately under the McKenzie-Little marriage to the effect that he only received the registration on 12th November of the year. This was evidently a late filing by the clergyman.

An examination of the photo of the original marriage registration shows John's mother's name spelled as Buchan. There is no doubt that this is Margaret Buchanan, the eldest child of Alexander Buchanan and Elizabeth Leece. The witnesses, William and Alexander are clearly the brothers of John and so appear in the North Dumfries census of 1861. William appears with John in the census of 1851. John and Jane name their youngest daughter Bessie Leece McKenzie, obviously after John's grandmother. Finally, John and Jane are buried in the same plot at Mountview Cemetery as are John's parents, John McKenzie and Margaret Buchanan, as well as other McKenzies.
DeathHe died on 31 July 1935 at North Dumfries Township at age 89. 
BurialHe was buried on 2 August 1935 at Section 3, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteThe 1901 census is the source for the date of John's birth. The year agrees with his birth year inscribed on his gravestone, 1845.

Death reg. 034272-35 North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co.
John McKenzie died July 31st, 1935.
Place of death and residence:
Waterloo Co., North Dumfries, RR3, Galt.
Widower. Born Ontario Sept. 14, 1848, age 89. Occupation farmer at which last worked 1932.
Parents John McKenzie and - Buchanan, both born Canada.
Informant John N. McKenzie, RR3, Galt, son.
Burial MVC, Galt, Aug. 2, 1935. 

Children of John McKenzie and Jane Little

Last Edited11 May 2017