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William Wallace Algie

William Wallace Algie

Male 1850 - 1914  (63 years)

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  • Name William Wallace Algie 
    Born 16 Feb 1850  Ayr, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Feb 1914  Alton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1189  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 18 May 2016 

    Father Matthew Algie,   b. 24 Oct 1821, Middle Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1905, Alton Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Janet Wallace,   b. 1822, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1845  , Eastwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    William Algie gallery
    William Algie gallery (21)
    The house in Alton, Ontario. Some shots of William Algie's mill, Dr. James Algie, and Wallace Lloyd Algie.
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phoebe Ann Ward,   b. 18 Sep 1852, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1942, , Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1871  Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Janet Algie,   b. 12 Jul 1874, Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1945, Orangeville, Dufferin Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. William Algie, Jr.,   b. 4 May 1878, Alton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1932, Alton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +3. James Algie,   b. 20 Nov 1880, Inglewood, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1947, Sundridge, Parry Sound Dist., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +4. Constance Algie,   b. 10 May 1882, Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1964  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Cordelia Theodore Algie,   b. 5 Mar 1885, Caledon, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1960, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Phoebe Mary Algie,   b. 5 Oct 1890, Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1955, , Pinellas, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Photos
    William Algie family
    William Algie family
    Albums
    William Algie gallery
    William Algie gallery (21)
    The house in Alton, Ontario. Some shots of William Algie's mill, Dr. James Algie, and Wallace Lloyd Algie.
    Last Modified 4 May 2012 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1850 - Ayr, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1871 - Ancaster, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1914 - Alton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Algie
    William Algie

    photo courtesy Joan McKenna Jarvis
    William Algie's grandkids and their fathers
    William Algie's grandkids and their fathers
    William Algie
    William Algie

    Headstones
    Algie - Ward
    Algie - Ward
    William Algie and Phoebe Ward

    photo by Beverly Alice Hunter

    Histories
    Algie - Stubbs residence, Alton, Ontario
    Algie - Stubbs residence, Alton, Ontario
    Algie - Stubbs residence Alton, Ontario
    Algie - Stubbs residence Alton, Ontario
    Alton factory
    Alton factory
    Factory, Alton
    Factory, Alton
    'Aftermath of the Alton flood'
    "Aftermath of the Alton flood"
    It happened in 1889. The weir and dam built by Algie held significantly longer than others along Shaw’s Creek, hence the low loss of life caused by the disaster.

    The Phoebe Algie - George McKenna family photos
    The Phoebe Algie - George McKenna family photos

    Obituaries
    'Sudden Death of William Algie'
    "Sudden Death of William Algie"
    "Mr. Algie was in normal health 56 hours before his death."

    Toronto World newspaper
    'Alton loses her leading manufacturer and philanthropic citizen'
    "Alton loses her leading manufacturer and philanthropic citizen"
    Sudden death of Wm. Algie

  • Notes 
    • according to 1881 census... religon: Free Thinker, occupation: Woolen manufacturer

      The term Free-Thinker emerged toward the end of the 17th century in England to describe those who stood in opposition to the institution of the Church, and of literal belief in the Bible. The beliefs of these individuals were centered on the concept that people could understand the world through consideration of nature.
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      Alton -
      First settled by Thomas Russell in 1834, Alton is now best known for the Millcroft Inn. At one time, the village had two main mills: Algie's Mill and Dod's Mill. Algie's Mill was also known as the Lower Mill and Dod's Mill was the Upper Mill. The Upper Mill was originally built by William McClellan and may have been producing yarn and blankets as early as 1845.

      In 1881, Benjamin Ward, who had been a partner with William Algie in running the woollen mill in Inglewood, bought the mill and rebuilt it in stone, four stories high. John Dods, one of Ward's sons-in-law, bought it in 1900. Dods was reputed to have a tight grip on his money. It was rumoured that he was too miserly to afford the extra "d" in his name.

      At about the same time as Ward was building the Upper Mill, his former partner and now son-in-law, William Algie, built the Lower Mill, creating a company called Beaver Woollen Mills Limited. The Lower Mill was also a stone building but three storeys instead of four. The mill manufactured long underwear. Dods eventually bought the Lower Mill in 1916. Later Fred Stubbs converted the mill to make rubber products as the Western Rubber Co. It made a significant contribution in the Second World War by making condoms for Canadian troops.
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      CANADIAN TEXTILE JOURNAL, MONTREAL, JANUARY, 1914
      In the death of Mr. William Algie the woollen industry has suffered a severe loss. Mr. Algie was always one of the most active members of the industry, and had a great belief in Canada and the capabilities of Canadians. A most pleasant man to meet and a worthy friend or adversary on most questions of either general or local interest. His very sudden death is much regretted and the Canadian Textile Journal wishes to give expression to the genuine sorrow felt by the entire industry.