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John Fayden Carmichael 

John Fayden Carmichael

Male 1866 - 1949

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  • Birth  Jul 1866  Woodville, Victoria Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1902  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    s. teacher 
    Residence  1910  73 Bingeman St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    School Teacher, Public School 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Supervisor, Public School 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence  1921  71 Bingeman St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  1949  [2
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Honoured  80 Patricia Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J.F. Carmichael Public School named for him 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-177642 
    Buried  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I177642  Generations
    Last Modified  19 Sep 2017 

    Family 1  Elizabeth Jackson,   b. Feb 1881, Cambray, Victoria Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966 
    Married  2 Apr 1902  Cambray, Victoria Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID  F175831  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth,   b. 1880, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Elra Carmichael,   b. 1900, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Olga Carmichael,   b. 1904, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F243751  Group Sheet

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    John Fayden Carmichael

  • Notes 
    • J. .F. Carmichael, a distinguished educator, was born in Victoria County. He attended the Lindsay Collegiate Institute and on graduation from the Ottawa Normal School taught in several one-room schools before being appointed principal of Margaret Avenue School, Berlin, in 1905. He became principal of Suddaby School in 1910 and the first principal of Victoria School in 1912, where he remained until his retirement in 1937. The J.F. Carmichael School on Patricia Street was named in recognition of his outstanding contributions to elementary education.

      In his teaching he particularly stressed character building and high ideals as desirable goals.

      Carmichael also gave long and distinguished service to St. Andrew's Church in many areas. He served as a member of the Kitchener Public Library Board and as chairman of the Kitchener Public School Board.

      In 1949, in recognition of his outstanding services to the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Association set up a Memorial Hospital Bed Fund to honour his memory.1a

      1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

      ____________________

      JOHN F. CARMICHAEL


      John F. Carmichael, retired supervising principal of the Kitchener Public Schools, died on May 4th, 1949. He was born July 24th, 1866, at Woodville, Victoria County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Carmichael.

      Mr. Carmichael, after attending the local public school, continued his education at the Lindsay Collegiate, and after graduation completed his standing at the Ottawa Normal School.
      After a period of teaching at the school at Dickie Settlement near Galt, and at Hespeler, he accepted the principalship of Margaret Avenue School, Kitchener. At the death of the late Principal Jeremiah Suddaby he was appointed supervising principal of the city schools until his retirement in June, 1937.

      He was subsequently elected to the Kitchener Public School Board and became its chairman. In tribute to him as an educator in the community, the Board named the J. F. Carmichael School after him.

      He took an active part in the Ontario Educational Association affairs and of the Ontario Trustees' and Ratepayers' Association, and was recognized as among the leading educators of the province.

      Mr. Carmichael was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, where he showed keen interest in all phases of church work, serving as an elder for a number of years. He identified himself with the Sunday School and with the instruction of adults in the Presbyterian faith.

      He was well known in Masonic circles, being a life member of Grand River Lodge, A.F. & A.M., having served as Master and later as District Deputy Grand Master of Wellington District. He was a member of Kitchener Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, also a former Principal of Vallette Preceptory and Provincial Prior, having been honored last year as Knight Commander of the Temple. He was a member of the Royal City Lodge of Perfection and the Guelph Chapter of the Rose Croix.

      He married Elizabeth B. Jackson who survives, with one daughter, Mrs. Orvan E. (Elva) Schneider, and four grandchildren.

      Thirty-Seventh Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society

  • Sources 
    1. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 26 Pg 10.

    2. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      John F. Carmichael/ 1866-1949 Elizabeth/ Carmichael/ 1880-1966

    3. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate Carmichael-Jackson..
      John F Carmichael, s. teacher of Galt, Birth Place: Woodville Age: 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1870 Father Name: Hugh Carmichael Mother Name: Christina Mcfadyen Spouse Name: Lizzie Jackson, music teacher of Cambray Spouse's Age: 27 , b. Cambray, Spouse Father Name: Wm J Jackson Spouse Mother Name: A J Pogue Jackson Marriage Date: 2 Apr 1902 Marriage Location: Victoria

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 9.

    5. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - s. teacher - 1902 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1902 - Cambray, Victoria Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher, Public School - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Supervisor, Public School - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHonoured - J.F. Carmichael Public School named for him - - 80 Patricia Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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