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Alexander W. Brodie
Male 1856 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  1856  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer of Woolen Products 
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office  1900  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Hespeler Town Council 1900
    Hespeler Town Council 1900
    Elected Office  1900  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve Hespeler 
    • Mr. Alex W. Brodie had been elected reeve for 1900 but removed from Hespeler before the close of the year.1a

      1aWaterloo Historical Society, 1922, The Town of Hespeler, author D. N. Panabaker, part 2
    Name  A. W. Brodie 
    Occupation  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mill owner 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-311883 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I311883  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Family  Maggie,   b. 1864, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Oct 1886  [1
    Children 
     1. Martha Brodie,   b. 1887, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F241140  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In the 1880's, the major woollen mills in Ontario were the A W Brodie and the R Forbes mills in Hespeler, the Cornwall Manufacturing Co in Cornwall, and the Rosamond and Victoria woollen mills in Almonte, while Sherbrooke, Quebec, had the Paton Manufacturing Company.

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      Let me now digress; Jacob Hespeler was Reeve for 4 years; John Chapman for five; Lewis Kribs for five; A. W. Brodie for one; George D. Forbes for thirteen, and William McVittie for three and one-half years. Prior to their election to the high office of Chief Magistrate none of these Gentle-men had had any previous Municipal experience here as Councillor.

      This indicates the confidence held by the citizens at these different periods, in the business ability, the Probity, the Integrity of these good men. The high regard in which they were held by their fellow citizens. And I add that during one of his terms of office as our Reeve, Mr. Kribs was also Warden of the County of Waterloo.2a

      2aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

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      Without attempting to mention all the more recent sketches of Hespeler history, the very interesting Illustrated Souvenir issued in 1901 by Mr. O. S. Eby (now Registrar of Waterloo County) then editor of the Hespeler Herald, should be mentioned. In the same year January 1st, 1901, the Galt Reporter devoted an eight page Souvenir Supplement to the newly incorporated town of Hespeler, which was edited by the local reporter, the late Thomas Arntfield. In this Reporter Supplement, Mr. R. H. Knowles, (now of Toronto) then Public School Principal, contributed an interesting article, headed "Old School Days" and Mr. J. D. Ramsay, the present Principal, outlined the municipal development of the place in an article headed "Hespeler As It Is."

      Mr. Ramsay is the only member of the council of 1900 now residing in Hespeler, and that council, of which he was "acting reeve" during the last quarter of the year, was distinguished by having passed more progressive measures than any previous local municipal body had done. Some of these may be mentioned as outstanding features of the progressive spirit which characterized the then "budding town." Mr. Alex W. Brodie had been elected reeve for 1900 but removed from Hespeler before the close of the year.2a

      2aTenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 49.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1856 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer of Woolen Products - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1900 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve Hespeler - 1900 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mill owner - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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