Volume 5

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The Story of The Harvey Murders

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   The demolition of the house at 284 Woolwich Street early in the realm of January 1965 will recall to many Guelphites the dramatic events that took place there on Tuesday, March 26, 1889. On that morning, William Harvey, an accountant at J. W. Lyon’s, who in danger of being arrested for embezzlement of f-s...

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Guelph's White Elephant - Redeemed

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   Contributed by Mrs. M. O. Jackson Infectious HospitalErected 1911 A.D.CommitteeAld. H. C. McLean Ald. J. E. CarterAld. R. C. Nelson Ald. H. OccomoreMayor G. J. ThorpP. H. Second & Son Ltd. ContractorsW. C. Tanner Architact Guelph   A cement “plaque” between the two front verandahs of our Recreation Building bears the above inscription. Notwithstanding...

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Stories in Stone

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   History is like the branch of a tree. You may start on the main branch with great determination, only to discover hundreds of offshoots which dare investigation and then you end out on a limb, as I have, so many times! In seeking information on our limestone buildings, I constantly found myself sidetracked by...

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Gleanings From The Files

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   Guelph Daily Mercury, March 15, 1881Board of Education meeting. “Mr. Newton called the attention of the Board to the desirability of building a house for the caretaker of the High School. They were paying $72 a year rent for him now, and with an expenditure of $500 could put up a house” March 22,...

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Legal Street Produced Greats

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   K. & W. Record, Feb. 16/62 Contributed by Russell Daly Guelph: Tucked away in the heart of Guelph is a tiny street on which the legal and political careers of several famous Canadians grew and blossomed. And even today Douglas Street – named for Jno. Douglas, a 19 th century Guelph Brewer, houses the offices...

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George John Grange 1808-1876

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   Since we live on Grange Street, I thought I would investigate the origin of the Street name. However, I found few references to Sheriff Grange. In spite of this, it was obvious that he contributed a great deal to the general growth of the city. George John Grange was Irish and was born in...

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Charles Lawrence Dunbar K.C.

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   (References – Obituary, Mercury, March 3, 1950, written by Verne McIlwraith,originally. Also – reference to Historic Atlas, WellingtonCounty, 1906.) One of the city’s most famous legal minds, Charles Lawrence Dunbar, K.C., lawyer and philanthropist, died quietly at his Queen Street West home this morning in his 80th year. He was senior partner in the...

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The Crowe Family

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   The first John Crowe came to Guelph in 1832 with his wife, Harriet Aldous. He was a tailor by trade and she taught school. They came from either Bradford of Laxton in Yorkshire. They had three sons, William, Robert and John, and one daughter, Ann. William was a wagon-maker or carriage-builder. He married Emma Masters...

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Guelph's Sweet-Voiced Singer -- Maud Stevenson Pentelow

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   Over half a century ago a talented singer who was known to audiences across the continent, Maud Stevenson is all but forgotten today. A daughter of one of Guelph’s early mayors, William Stevenson, she belonged to a family that exemplified the spirit of their times with strong ties and devotion to each other. Miss Stevenson...

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Stevenson, William

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publicaton Date: 1965   Of the many pioneers of Guelph, none are remembered with more respect or more tenderness than the late William Stevenson, who passed sixty-two years of his useful life at “Maple Bank” the home which he made from 5 acres of virgin forest into one of the most beautiful and best known residences in Guelph. Mr....

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John Hogg

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   John Hogg, the Wonderful Man. Obituary, November 15, 1888 – Mercury. In the death of Mr. John Hogg, there removed from our midst one of our best known, enterprising and successful merchants. For about 35 years closely identified with Guelph, he came to it when it was a small and insignificant town. His business grew...

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Church of Christ Disciples - Mrs. E. J. C. Walker

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   The Disciples of Christ in Wellington County came into being in the year 1830, a religious effort that was a functional step in building a religious communion. The Guelph church building was on lot 4, plan 40, John Mitchell Survey, purchased from the above party (John Mitchell) June 14, 1859, by theEvangelical Union of the...

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James Goldie

October 5, 2018 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 1965   (As recorded in the Canadian Biographical Dictionary, 1880) James Goldie, on eof the leading flour manufacturers and dealers in Ontario, and president of the Ontario Millers’ Association, is a son of John and Margaret (Smith) Goldie, and was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, November 6, 1824. his father is a famous botanist, known on both continents,...

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