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Mayor Richard Jaffray
Male 1834 - 1898


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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  3 Feb 1834  Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Episcopalian 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Printer 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Printer 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Elected Office  1880  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Printer 
    Elected Office  1883  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Galt 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wagonmaker 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-104918 
    Died  4 Jul 1898 
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I104918  Generations
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2017 

    Mother  Mary Ann Gittins,   b. 1804, Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1873, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F23820  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Mary Gertude Jaffray,   b. 1869, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Kate Fleury Jaffray,   b. 20 Jul 1872, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1959
     3. Minnie Jaffray,   b. 29 Mar 1878, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F16549  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jaffray, Bros. , printers and proprietors of the Galt Reporter. The brothers are natives of England and were born there Richard in 1832, and George in 1838. Have been residents of Galt since 1844. Mr. R. Jaffray has held the office of Reeve.1a

      1aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      RICHARD JAFFRAY 1834-1898

      Married: Mary (Marion) Havill

      Richard Jaffray was born in Shrewsbury, England on February 3, 1834, a son of Peter Jaffray, the founder of the Galt Reporter, and Mary Ann Gittins. He emigrated from England with his family in 1844, arriving in New York in May. The family was moving to the Goderich area with the intention of operating a farm. They were passing through Galt when Mr. Jaffray's father, Peter, noticed that the Dumfries Courier was seeking a printer. It was not long before he decided to forego the farming adventure and took the job at the Courier and settled in Galt. This led to the founding of the Galt Reporter by Peter Jaffray in 1846. With the death of his father in 1864, Richard Jaffray joined with his brothers Henry and George Jaffray to form the printing and newspaper publishing firm of Jaffray Bros. In 1889 Richard Jaffray became quite ill and withdrew from the partnership, leaving the operation of the business to his sole surviving brother George. Mr. Jaffray recovered from this illness but did not return to the business. During his active career in the newspaper business, Mr. Jaffray demonstrated a keen interest in municipal politics. He was a member of the Galt town council from 1868 to 1874, was Galt's reeve from 1875 to 1882 and was Galt's mayor in 1883 and 1884. He also served as warden of Waterloo County. Mr Jaffray died on July 4, 1898 and is buried in Trinity Anglican Church.

      Sources:
      1. Obituary Galt Daily Reporter Monday July 4, 1898.
      2. Jim Quantrell, "The Newspapers of Cambridge Part 2", A Part of Our Past, Essays on Cambridge's History City of Cambridge Archives, Cambridge Ontario 1992.
      3. Constance E. Sanders, "The Evening Reporter Celebrates its 125th Anniversary", Waterloo Historical Society Journal Vol. 59, 1971.
      2a

      2aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Galt Division 2 Page 31.

    2. [S313] Pg.40.

    3. [S570] Div. 2, Pg. 33.

    4. [S1838] Galt 1861 Div. 2 Page 30.

    5. [S1800] Sec. 1 Page 41.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 Feb 1834 - Shrewsbury, , Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Episcopalian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1880 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Printer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Galt - 1883 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wagonmaker - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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