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William Dickson Collection

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William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1798 - 1857
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
  1 document
Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
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.
Copyright Status
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

MC1 Honourable William Dickson.pdf

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Daniel Bechtel Detweiler Collection

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Part Of
Daniel Bechtel Detweiler Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1880-1919
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
  1 document
Part Of
Daniel Bechtel Detweiler Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Detweiler, Daniel Bechtel
Fonds Number
MC5
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1880-1919
History / Biographical
1860-1919 Daniel B. Detweiler was one of the three "fathers of hydro" in Ontario. After years of hard effort, in association with others, his dream of hydro electric power as a provincial undertaking became a reality. He travelled dusty county roads on his bicycle seeking the support of councils in the project. A cairn erected in 1935 in his native Roseville is a monument to his participation in the enterprise. In 1963, Ontario Hydro named the transformer station at Petersburg after him. In 1918 he developed water power near Michipicoten on Lake Superior and organized the Algoma factory and in 1901 joined a shoe company. Detweiler was a leading member and President of the Board of Trade and a member of the Kitchener Light Commission
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Detweiler, Daniel Bechtel
Subject Access
Ontario Hydro
Great Waterways Union of Canada
Berlin (Kitchener) Board of Trade
Algoma Power Company Limited
Union Natural Gas Company
Panama Pacific National Exposition
Waterloo County Grand River Park Limited
Mining
Geographic Access
Berlin, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid available. 25 pages.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

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Vernon's City of Kitchener and Town of Waterloo Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1942
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
525 p.
Date Range
1942
Publisher
Vernon Directories Limited
Place of Publication
Hamilton, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
81 MB
Copyright Status
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
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Hodgson, Jim (James Roy)

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Jim (James Roy)
Soldier Last Name
Hodgson
Rank
Corporal
Regiment
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Number
WW2_H_273
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hodgson, Jim (James Roy)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Place
Preston
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Hodgson, Jim See also Hodgson, Ernest [clipping] Galt Oct 1943 [image] Cpl Jim Hodgson Arrives Home From Overseas After 11 months of active service in England, Cpl. Jim Hodgson arrived at the home of his parents, Pte. and Mrs. Wm. Hodgson, Hespeler street, yesterday for an 18 day furlough. Corporal Hodgson, who reported an uneventful crossing, has remustered for the airforce and will commence training as a pilot in the R.C.A.F. at the conclusion of his furlough. Six members of the Hodgson family, five sons and the father, Pte. William Hodgson, who is a member of the Veterans' Guard, are on active service. Two boys, Sgt. Ernest and Cpl. Fred Hodgson are serving in Italy. Another son, William Hodgson, is stationed on the east coast, and another son, Cpl. John Hodgson is stationed on the west coast. Cpl. Jim Hodgson reported that he received a number of shipments of cigarets through the local Canadian Legion overseas cigaret fund while on active service in England.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
John
Soldier Last Name
Hodgson
Rank
Private
Regiment
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_H_274
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hodgson, John
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Preston
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Hodgson, John [note] Hodgson, John 222 Guelph St., Preston July 18, 1940 Passed his medical board last night as a recruit for the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry of Canada.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
John R. (not sure if this is John Hodgson)
Soldier Last Name
Hodgson
Rank
n/a
Regiment
n/a
Accession Number
WW2_H_275
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hodgson, John R.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
n/a
Place
n/a
Notes
(not sure if this is John Hodgson)
Access Restriction
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
William
Soldier Last Name
Hodgson
Rank
n/a
Regiment
Veterans Guard of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_H_276
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hodgson, William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Veterans Guard of Canada
Place
Preston
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
G.W.
Soldier Last Name
Hoebel
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
n/a
Accession Number
WW2_H_277
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hoebel, G.W.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
n/a
Place
n/a
Access Restriction
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Kitchener Public Library
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Herbert
Soldier Last Name
Hoefler
Rank
Private
Regiment
n/a
Accession Number
WW2_H_278
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hoefler, Herbert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
n/a
Place
n/a
Access Restriction
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
H.A.
Soldier Last Name
Hoelscher
Rank
Private
Regiment
24th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Accession Number
WW2_H_279
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hoelscher, H.A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
24th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Place
Milverton [Hometown]
St. Jacobs [Residence]
Geographic Access
Milverton, Ontario
St. Jacobs, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Hoelscher, H.A. [clipping] 2 Jan 1941 [image] on leave [photograph] [KDRIS] [N] Pte Harold A Hoelscher [HA] St Jacobs Ontario [CO] Shoe Cutter [PB] Milverton Ontario Can [FME] Scots Fusliers [PR] Private [DE] July 24th 1940 [UE] 24th Field Amb [MS] Married [S] Pte H.A. Hoelscher
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