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William Dickson Collection

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William Dickson Collection
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Fonds
Date Range
1798 - 1857
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
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William Dickson Collection
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Fonds
Fonds Number
MC1
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1798 - 1857
History / Biographical
The Honourable William Dickson was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1769 and emigrated to Canada in 1784. In 1794 he married Charlotte Adlam who became the mother of their three sons: William, Robert and Walter. Mr. Dickson received a special licence from the government of Upper Canada to practise law and he did so in Niagara Falls in 1803. In 1806, because of a misunderstanding, Mr. Dickson challenged another lawyer, Mr. Weekes, to a duel. Mr Dickson accused Mr. Weekes of abus­ ing the memory of the late Governor Simcoe. The duel was fought with Mr. Dickson emerging the victor. During the War of 1812, Mr. Dickson spent his time as a soldier in Albany, as a prisoner. He had been captured when the Americans took Niagara but was able to return to Canada in 1814. In 1815 Mr. Dickson was elected to the legislative council of Upper Canada. In 1816, Mr. Dickson purchased the entire block of land comprising the Township of Dumfries from the Honourable Thomas Clark for the sum of twenty-four thousand pounds, or a little over one dollar per acre.
He lived for nine years in Galt, or what was at that time Shade's Mills, and then went back to Niagara, leaving the handling of his land to his son, William Junior, and to Absalom Shade, a building contractor from Buffalo, whom he had induced to come to Dumfries. Mr. Dickson made several trips back to Scotland to induce his countrymen to emigrate to Canada and settle on the lands he had bought. The Dickson family sold all of the township, except one or two farms, and retained an active interest in the community. Although Mr. Dickson did not reside long in the community, his family continued to settle their lands with the kind of emigrants they believed would make good Canadian citizens.
A few words about Mr. Dickson's family may be interesting. Mr. Dickson had three sons: Robert (1796-1846), William (1799-1877) and Walter Hamilton (1806-1884). Robert and Walter were barristers and lived at Niagara. They were both in the Militia and probably both served as cavalry officers during the Rebellion of 1837« Walter repre­ sented Niagara in the Assembly from 1841-1&51. He was appointed a Legislative Councilor in 1855 and after Confederation, he sat in the Dominion Senate. Robert also was a Councilor. He died at Leghorn, Italy, in 1846. William lived at Kirkmichael, Galt, where he died in 1877. Walter lived at Niagara and married Augusta Maria Geale.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Dickson, Hon. William
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid, April 4, 2010.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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1919-1921
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Accession Number
WW1_G_035
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Gerbig, John
Gerbig, Conrad
Gerbig, Conrad (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
18th Battalion
Place
Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium [Place of burial]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Private John Gerbig was born on October 4th, 1887. He lived at 29 Brubacher St., Kitchener, Ontario. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Gerbig. John Gerbig was a member of the 18th Battallion. Private Gerbig died on December 20, 1915 at the age of 28. He was buried at Ridge Wood Military Cemetary in Belgium.
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Gerbig, John Private. His relatives live on Lancaster St., Kitchener.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_322
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Burke, Alfred
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Coombe Home (Hespeler, Ont.)
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Copyright Status
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Burke, Alfred. Private. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home Hespeler.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_G_036
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Gerbig, W.
Gerbig, William
Gerbig, Henry D.
Gerbig, Elizabeth
Merrick, Anna
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of marriage]
Conestogo, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and enlistment]
Geographic Access
Uxbridge, Ontario
Conestogo, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Private William Gerbig was born on September 24th, 1898 in Conestoga, Ontario. He resided at 119 St. George Street in Kitchener, Ontario. His parents were Henry D. and Elizabeth Gerbig. William enlisted on December 8, 1915. He was a student at the time. After the war, he married Anna Merrick in Uxbridge. They were married on December 30, 1924. He was Presbyterian.
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Gerbig, W Private. He enlisted at Kitchener.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_323
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Burke, Billie
Burke, James William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Coombe Home (Hespeler, Ont.)
Place
Stratford, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Somme, Centre, France [Place of death]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Stratford, Ontario
United Kingdom
Somme, Centre, France
Hespeler, Ontario
Notes
Private James William "Billy" Burke was born circa 1895 in the United Kingdom. He left the UK for Canada aboard the SS Tunisian, departing Liverpool for Quebec, arriving on May 11, 1907 with his final destination being Stratford, Ontario. He was traveling with a party of 90 other home children under the care of Annie Macpherson Homes. At some point he moved to the Coombe Home in Hespeler. He was killed in 1916 at the Somme.
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Burke, Billie. Private. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home, Hespeler. He was killed at the Somme in 1916.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_324
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Burkholder, Harvey
Burkholder, Harvey Lee
Burkholder, Ezra
Burkholder, Hannah (nee Elsley)
Deering, Adell
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Methodism
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Woolwich, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Elmira, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Woolwich, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Elmira, Ontario
Notes
Harvey Leeroy Burkholder was born in Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario on October 9th/1897. He was the son of Ezra and Hannah (Elsley). At the time of enlistment he was living at 39 Waterside Ave. Galt, Ontario and his father was listed as next of kin residing at 160 Charon St. Kitchener, Ontario. Harvey enlisted January 5th 1918 and occupation at time of enlistment was mechanic. He was described at being 5'7" with fair hair and complexion and blue eyes. He had a slight scar on his right cheek. He was the second youngest of eight children. His regimental #3130939 was recorded and assigned to the 1st Depot Battalion W.O.R. His service act letter and number have been recorded as 713380 AC. Upon returning from the war he married Adell Deering from Stratford Ontario. They married June 11/1924 and his occupation at the time of their marriage was stated letter carrier. He died June 27th 1990 and was buried at Memory Gardens (Breslau) Section A Woolwich Township plot WA-5464 in the Garden of Christus.
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Burkholder, Harvey. His home is at 160 Charon Street, Kitchener. Methodist.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_326
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Burnham, Benjamin
Suitters, Anne Sophia
Burnham, James
Lee, Elizabeth
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Cranbrook, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of marriage]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and enlistment]
Geographic Access
Cranbrook, England
Toronto, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Lieutenant Benjamin Burnham was born 11 April 1881 at Cranbrook, Kent, England, the son of Anne Sophia Suitters and James Burnham. Benjamin enlisted on 3 April 1916 at Waterloo, Ontario with the 118th Battalion and assigned the Regimental number 751618 with a rank of Lieutenant. At the time of enlistment he was residing at 41 Tuerk St., Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario with his wife Elizabeth, who was named as his next of kin. Benjamin was 34 years and 11 months old, a bricklayer by occupation, 5' 6" tall with a 33" chest, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, a Methodist and had the letters BB tattooed on his right forearm. On 3 April 1917, Lieutenant Benjamin Burnham was transferred from the 118th Battalion to the 256th Battalion. In June 1906 Benjamin a mechanic by trade, married Elizabeth Lee at Toronto. By 1921 Benjamin and Elizabeth were residing at 170 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario.
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Burnham, Benjamin. Private. Lives at 41 Tuerk Street, Kitchener. He enlisted at Kitchener.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_332
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Burtch, J. W.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Copyright Status
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Burtch, J. W. Private.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_338
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bushour, Joseph
McDougall, Eliz
Bushour, Stephen
Ringle, Evelyn (Effie)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Rockland, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Geographic Access
Rockland, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Private Joseph Bushour was born 4 Jul 1892 in Rockland, Ontario. He was the son of Eliz McDougall and Stephen Bushour. Joseph enlisted at Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario on 17 Apr 1916 with the 118th Battalion. His Regimental number was 751682. Prior to his 1916 enlistment, he had served 1 year with the 29th Regiment. At the time of his enlistment Joseph was residing at 246 Wellington St., Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario and his next of kin was his wife Evelyn of the same address. He was 24 years of age, a bottom finisher of shoes by trade, 5' 8" tall with a 33" chest, clear complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair, and his religious affiliation was Evangelical. On 26 Aug 1914 at Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario, Joseph, now a labourer knife setter, married Evelyn (Effie) Ringle. By 1921 Joseph was a carpenter residing with his wife and in-laws at 9 Glasgow St., Kitchener, Ontario.
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Bushour, Joseph. Private. He enlisted at Kitchener.
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Butcher, Albert Edward

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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1919-1921
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_341
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Butcher, Albert Edward
Butler, Stephen
Butler, Stephen (Mrs.)
Barker, Annie
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Wimereux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium [Place of death]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Alresford, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Wimereux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium
Hespeler, Ontario
Alresford, England
Notes
Lance Corporal Albert Edward Butcher was born Sept. 15, 1886 in Old Alresford, England to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Butler. He was a member of the Church of England. Albert moved to Hespeler, Ontario on June 1, 1913. Prior to enlisting Albert married Annie Barker on May 20th, 1914 and worked as a carpenter. Albert enlisted on Sept. 6, 1914 and went overseas with the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. Unfortunately, Albert died in the field of battle on April 30, 1915 in the Second Battle of Ypres. He was 28 years old. Alberty was laid to rest in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
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Butcher, Albert Edward. Private.
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