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14 Elgin Street, Galt, Ontario

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Item
Date Range
[193-]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph postcard of exterior of house located at 14 Elgin Street, Galt, Ontario. A man and woman are standing next to a parked automobile.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002577
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
13.9 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H)
13.9 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[193-]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph postcard of exterior of house located at 14 Elgin Street, Galt, Ontario. A man and woman are standing next to a parked automobile.
Storage Location
PB4
Subject Access
Automobiles
Dwellings
Elgin Street (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Notes
The present day address of the house is 6 Elgin Street, Galt, Ontario. The man and woman shown are believed to be William and Mary Gray. This postcard is part of the Gray Family Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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1929 Grand River flood, Galt, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
Apr 1929
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the April 1929 flooding of the Grand River in Galt, Ontario. The view shown is from Water Street looking towards the Main Street Bridge. There are people gathered on the sidewalk and a car in the middle of the flooded road. The following caption is partially visibleā€¦
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000926
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.7 cm (W) X 7.9 cm (H)
12.6 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
Apr 1929
Date of Publication
1929-04
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the April 1929 flooding of the Grand River in Galt, Ontario. The view shown is from Water Street looking towards the Main Street Bridge. There are people gathered on the sidewalk and a car in the middle of the flooded road. The following caption is partially visible under the image: Main Street bridge from Water Street.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Bridges
Floods
Stone buildings
Grand River
Main Street Bridge (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Notes
This photograph is believed to have been taken from a book. This photograph appears on page 37 of the 1974 Waterloo Historical Society annual volume. The image is credited as belonging to the Grand River Conservation Authority collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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1974 Grand River flood, Galt, Ontario

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Item
Date Range
May 1974
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the flooding of the Grand River in downtown Galt, Ontario in May 1974. The view shows the Main Street Bridge looking towards Water Street. There are people standing on the sidewalks and a group of people gathered around what appears to be a boat on the bridge.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000925
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.7 cm (W) X 7.9 cm (H)
12.6 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
May 1974
Date of Publication
1974-05
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the flooding of the Grand River in downtown Galt, Ontario in May 1974. The view shows the Main Street Bridge looking towards Water Street. There are people standing on the sidewalks and a group of people gathered around what appears to be a boat on the bridge.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Boats
Bridges
Business districts
Floods
People
Stone buildings
Grand River
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Notes
According to a 9 February 2008 Kitchener Waterloo Record article, the 17 May 1974 flood in Galt, Ontario caused over 6.7 million dollars worth of damage and resulted in a provincial inquiry that found no fault with the Grand River Conservation Authority's actions during the flooding. However, many recommendations were put forth, including upgraded flood warning systems, improved flood forecasting capabilities, stricter controls over construction nearby waterways, and better water management policies. This photograph appears on page 37 of the 1974 Waterloo Historical Society annual volume. The image is credited as belonging to the Grand River Conservation Authority collection.
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
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Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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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
Albert P.
Soldier Last Name
Ableson
Rank
Private
Accession Number
WW2_A_001
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC Box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Albert Preston
Ableson, Gladys
Ableson, Gordon L.
McCormick, Frank William
McCormick, Annie M.
Wake, George Edward
Wake, Dorothy I.
Purkis, Stanley A.
Purkis, Hester A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ableson, Albert P. See also Ableson, Gordon L. Albert Abelson August 21, 1940 Private Albert P. Ableson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ableson, 15 McKenzie street. He enlisted June 15 and is attached to H.Q. company. He was born in Galt, April 21, 1920, and attended Central School. Private Ableson was spinner before enlisting. He had four uncles serving in the first Great War. Pte. Ableson attended the Presbyterian church. December 2, 1945 District men mentioned in dispatches include: Lance-Sgt. William Frank McCormick, 29, Royal Canadian Corps of signals, son of Mrs. Annie M. McCormick, 23 Arthur St. Elmira. Sgt. George Edward Wake, 34, Royal Canadian Engineers, husband of Mrs. Dorothy I. Wake of Hespeler. Pte. Albert Preston Ableson, 24, Canadian Infantry Corps, son of Mrs. Gladys Ableson, Galt. Lance-Sgt. Stanley A. Purkis, 25, Royal Canadian Artillery, son of Mrs. Hester A. Purkis, Preston.
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Ableson, Fenton Silvester

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_006
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 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
Ableson, Fenton Silvester
Ableson, Myrtle
Cooper, Myrtle Martha
Ableson, Robert F.
Cunningham, Elizabeth Ann
Ableson, Fenton Huron
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Caledon, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, marriage and residence]
Geographic Access
Caledon, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private Fenton Silvester Ableson was born in Caledon, Peel County, Ontario on 31 December 1874. His father was John Preston Ableson, a farmer in Caledon, and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Cunningham. His Ontario Birth Registration gives his name as Fenton Huron Ableson. He married Myrtle Martha Cooper (1884-1972) on 18 January 1910 in Galt, Ontario. Their son was Robert F. Ableson (1925-1950). He is buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, with his wife and son. He died on 29 January 1957.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Ableson, Fenton Silvester Private. Enlisted at Galt March 26, 1916 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Myrtle Ableson, 10 Concession St., Galt.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
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
Gordon L.
Soldier Last Name
Ableson
Rank
Stoker
Regiment
Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve
Accession Number
WW2_A_002
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Gordon L.
Ableson, Albert P.
Ableson, Albert.
Ableson, Albert (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ableson, Gordon L. Gordon L. Ableson August 1943 Gordon L. Ableson is a stoker 1st class with the R.C.N.V.R., having enlisted in April this year. Stoker Ableson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. ALbert Ableson, McKenzie Street Galt. He was born in Galt 18 years ago and received his education at Central School and at the Galt Collegiate. Before enlisting he was an apprentice at the Babcock-Wilcox and Goldie- McCulloch Co. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church. His brother, Albert, is overseas with the H.L.I. of C. Four Uncles served in the First Great War.
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Adair, Alexander Campbell

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_007
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 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
Adair, Alexander Campbell
Adair, Florence, Adair, Alexander
Campbell, Florence
Shortt, Anna
Stahlbaum, Victoria Anna Marie
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
City of Royal Oak, Michigan, United States [Place of death]
Stayner, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, residence and marriage]
Geographic Access
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
Stayner, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Alexander Adair was born on 28 September 1891 in Stayner, Ontario. He was the son of Alexander Adair, a shoemaker, and Florence Campbell. He married Anna Shortt, (nee Victoria Anna Marie Stahlbaum), a widow, on 12 March 1921 in Galt, Ontario. Alexander died 18 November 1975 in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Adair, Alexander Campbell Lance Corporal. Enlisted at Galt on December 27, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. F. Adair, 75 Ainslie St. S., Galt. He has returned and is living at 75 Ainslie St. S., Galt.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_008
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 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
Adair, Nelson
Adair, Mrs. Rhode
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Nelson married Yula Mae Graham and died in 1971 and is buried with his wife in Mount View Cemetery in Cambridge. Adair/ In loving memory of/ Nelson Adair/ 1888 - 1971/ his wife/ Yula Graham/ 1897 - 1987/ always will be remembered
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Adair, Nelson Private. Enlisted at Galt, February 28, 1916 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Rhode Adair, Preston, Ontario. Since his return his address is 15 Lowrey Ave., Galt, Ontario.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
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
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_009
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 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 WWI Box 1
Name Access
Adair, William John
Adair, Florence
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Adair, William John Private. Enlisted November 24, 1915 at Galt with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Florence Adair, 75 Ainslie St. S., Galt. Since his return he lives at 207 Dundas St., Galt.
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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.
Soldier Last Name
Adams
Accession Number
WW2_A_005
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC box 1
Name Access
Adams, G.
Dolson, H.
Jardine, L.
Stark, J.
McCreadie, W.
Wilson, A.
Hodgson, W.
Brown, A.
Jardine, H.
Cassidy, J.
Collins, D.
Renwick, R.
Wylie, W.
Hoskins, T.
Bewsher, W.
Wells, R.
Lawrence, A.
Skipper, J.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Veterans Guard of Canada
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Adams, G Galt Men in Veterans Guard November 2, 1940 The nineteen members of the Veterans Guard of Canada who are shown in this picture are Galt men who saw service in the last war and are again on duty. They are stationed at Windsor. LEFT to RIGHT, front row: H. Dolson, L. Jardine, J. Stark, W. McCreadie and A. Wislon; second row: W. Hodgson, A. Brown, H. Jardine, J. Cassidy, D. Collins, R. Renwick and W. Wylie; back row: T. Hoskins, G. Adams, W. Bewsher, R. Wells, A. Walton, A. Lawrence and J. Skipper.
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1941 records – page 1 of 195.