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David Forsyth 

David Forsyth[1, 2]

Male 1851 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Birth  15 Dec 1851  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1853  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration  1868  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Club Membership  1880 
    Grand River Canoeing Club 
    Grand River Canoeing Club
    Grand River Canoeing Club
    A black and white group portrait photograph, framed by a mat, of the four members of the Grand River Canoeing Club in 1880. The members are posed sitting around a campfire in front of tent in a photographic studio. Each man is wearing striped shirt and a cap.
    Left to right: J.A. Mowat ("Cook"), H.R. Watson ("Vice-Commodore"), A. Meuller ("Commodore")
    Front centre: D. Forsyth ("Purser")
    Immigration  1881  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Teacher 
    Religion  1881  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Historic Building  1882  31 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Built in 1882 its first owner was David & Augusta Forsyth. Two stories and built of brick, in 1978 was listed in poor condition. It reflects the Tuscan-Italianate villa style with local urban architecture. In 1978 it was being used as a residence with additional apartments.
    Occupation  1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    teacher 
    Residence  1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    High School Teacher 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lutheran 
    Invention  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Science Laboratories in High Schools 
    • David Forsyth introduced practical work in the laboratory for pupils in science classes in Ontario high schools.1a

      1aWaterloo Region Museum display 2011
    Science Labortories High School Display
    Science Labortories High School Display
    Waterloo Region Musuem 2011
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teacher 
    Public Service  1906  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Berlin Public Library Board 
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    From: Berlin Today 1806-1906
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Teacher, High School 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lutheran 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Principle, Col. 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Presbyterian 
    Residence  1921  31 Margaret Ave., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-31070 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I31070  Generations
    Last Modified  7 Dec 2017 

    Father  Archibald Forsyth,   b. 1816, Appin, Argyleshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1894 
    Mother  Ann Haggart,   b. 24 Sep 1824, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1908 
    Family ID  F8189  Group Sheet

    Family  Augusta Clothilde Mylius,   b. 2 Jul 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1952 
    Married  28 Dec 1882  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Dora Forsyth,   b. 12 Jun 1887, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Otto Rudolph Forsyth,   b. 7 May 1890, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1939, Beamsville, Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F8188  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    David Forsyth
    David Forsyth
    Original at the Kitchener Public Library's Waterloo Historical Collection (P420 WHS)

  • Notes 
    • David Forsyth, a distinguished educator and sportsman, taught in the Berlin High School from 1876, and was principal from 1901-1921.

      He originated the method of teaching science by requiring each pupil to perform the experiment and deduct his own conclusions - a method that was later compulsory. His valued contributions to education included membership on the Royal Commission on Industrial and Technical Training.

      Known as "The Daddy of association football or soccer," he was one of the best players in Canada and was responsible for organizing, in 1880, the Western Football Association, the oldest football association in America. Soccer or association football, grew from his expert coaching in the Berlin High School. Boys coached by him joined the "Berlin Rangers," a team that became internationally famous, winning half of the games played in the British Isles.

      Mr. Forsyth was also an expert lacrosse and cricket player and an accomplished cyclist and canoeist.1a

      1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      Forsyth, David, teacher at High School. Was born in Scotland, 1852, and has lived here since 1867. 2a

      2aIllustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Nora L Roos Born: Berlin Ontario Age: 22 Father: Michael Roos Mother: Louisa Pabst Born: abt 1893 Spouse: Otto R Forsyth Age: 25 born: Berlin Ontario Father: David Forsyth Mother: Augusta Wyline married 16 Jun 1915

    2. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 4 Jan 1883.
      Dec. 28, 1882 David Forsyth & August Mylius, both of Berlin, were married by Pastor R. von Pirch in Berlin.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 11363-1882 David Forsyth and Augusta C. Mylius.

    4. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 5.

    5. [S158] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1881, Div. 2 Pg. 47.

    6. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 38 Page 2.

    7. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 25 Page 6.

    8. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 8.

    9. [S872] Book - Historic Building Inventory - Kitchener.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Dec 1851 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1853 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1868 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1881 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1881 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - 1882 - 31 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1882 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - High School Teacher - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - Science Laboratories in High Schools - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Berlin Public Library Board - 1906 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher, High School - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Principle, Col. - 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
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