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Mayor George Randall 

Mayor George Randall

Male 1832 - 1908

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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  16 Apr 1832  Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1837  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration  1850  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Naturalization  1858  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer & Miller 
    Religion  1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Universalist 
    Business  1864  [8
    Hepeler & Randall 
    Elected Office  1870  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reeve - Waterloo City 
    Elected Office  1870  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Residence  1873  227 King St. S., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Home of George Randall
    The Home of George Randall
    227 King St. South, Waterloo, Ontario
    Elected Office  1876  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Councillor and Reeve - Waterloo 
    Business  1877  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Geo. Randall & Co. - General Merchants, Millers and Distillers 
    George Randall & Co. Receipt 1877
    George Randall & Co. Receipt 1877
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    Elected Office  1878  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Waterloo 
    Occupation  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gentleman 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Unitarian 
    Possessions  1883  9 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Randall and Roos (a wholesale grocery firm) 
    • The building is long demolished
    Employer  1886  Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vice-President - Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 
    Occupation  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Religion  1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Grocer 
    Business Ownership  1906  66 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Randall and Roos Wholesale Groceries and Liquors 
    • 66 Queen St. today stands in stark contrast to the proud picture and advertisement that appeared in 1906 in the book Berlin Today. This picture depicts the owners of the Randall and Roos Wholesale Groceries and Liquors standing in front of their recently constructed building. The business was originally located in the Arhen's Block.
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-44034P 
    Died  23 Dec 1908  [4
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I44034  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Caroline Roos,   b. 17 Sep 1834, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1913 
    Married  10 Apr 1855  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Clara Randall,   b. 22 May 1859, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1925, Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emma Randall,   b. 3 Jul 1862, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1934, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Randall,   b. 23 May 1865, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1927, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Albert Randall,   b. 27 Nov 1870, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1878, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F11474  Group Sheet

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    George Randall
    George Randall
    Mayor George Randall
    Mayor George Randall

  • Notes 
    • George Randall was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, April 16th., 1832. He came to Canada in 1854 with his uncle, Marshall H. Farr, who had contracts for station buildings from Guelph westward on the Grand Trunk Railway and also some for the Great Western Railway, including the Preston station buildings. On Mr. Farr's death, George Randall and his brother took over the contracts, as stated. After completion of the railroad contracts Shubel H. Randall remained here for some years, removed in 1873 to Bellows Falls, Vermont, where he was in the hardware business and then retired. George Randall engaged in various kinds of manufacturing, had part in the woolen mills in Waterloo and also for a time in the distillery, etc. In 1883 he established with Mr. William Roos, his brother-in-law, the wholesale grocery firm of Randall and Roos, which began business in the premises now known as Nos. 9 and 11 Queen St., North, Kitchener, and moved in 1898 to its present location on Queen St. South. He was a director in the Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company for thirty-three years, from 1875 on and president of this company from 1890 until the time of his death. Mr. Randall was married at Preston April 10, 1855, to Caroline Roos. In 1860 the place known as Spring Valley near Berlin became his home which he retained until he moved to Waterloo in 1873, to the house and large grounds now the property of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of Canada, the house having been on the site of the main building of the Insurance Co. He died December 23rd, 1908. Mrs. Randall died January 27, 1913. A son and two daughters live in Toronto.1a

      1a\bFifth Annual Report Of The Waterloo Historical Society, 1917 pg 21

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      COUNTY HOUSE OF INDUSTRY AND REFUGE

      ...They made the better choice. They inserted in the Municipal Act of Ontario a new section. No. 413, requiring the Council of every Ontario County to establish a House of Industry and Refuge for its poor, to be erected within two years of January first, 1867
      This was news of great importance to the holders of property which was considered desirable for the purpose. When the Councillors met in regular sessions on June 4, 1867, twenty-seven offers to sell land, farms and building for the new "Poor House." Detailed information about these properties is given of the Waterloo
      The Councillors expressed their Willingness to comply with the requirements of the Legislature in this respect, They appointed a "select" committee of six members and placed on their shoulders the onus of selecting a site and erecting a suitable building. The members of the Committee were - George Randall, Chairman, H. D. Tye, W. H. Bowlby, T. Marshall, A. A. Erb and C. Hendry. The Warden, Ephraim Erb, was added as ex-officio member and Israel D. Bowman, County Clerk, was named the secretary of the Committee....2a

      2aB. Mabel Dunham \endash Waterloo Historical Society \endash Annual Volume - 1947

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      Death of an old Citizen

      The family of Isaac M. Weaver, for many years a resident of Berlin and Waterloo, have lately received intelligence that he died last week in Detroit. The contemplation of his career must cause sadness to every heart. For many years he was a member of the old firm of J. Hoffman & Co., Berlin, having generally the management of the large army of men which that firm employed. We believe he had no superior for a mechanic, and few men meet with the success which attended his early years. When the old firm dissolved - some twenty two or three years ago - the late Jacob Hoffman purchased the interest in the business of his partners and they at once entered upon a new business in Waterloo, where they purchased mills and a large amount of land. The new firm of Hoffman & Weaver was so prosperous that Mr. Weaver was able to put up the splendid residence now occupied by Mr. George Randall. At that time he must have been worth a large amount of money, but after dispensing of his mills, and retiring from business - things took a change for the worse. To make a long story short the once active man of business and leading manufacturer, took to drinking, lost his property, abandoned his family and died in poverty amongst strangers. It is a sad lesson and should be a solemn warning to all not to follow in his footsteps. We are sure our readers will unite with us in sorrow that a career which was once so promising should end so sadly. - Berlin News3a

      3aGalt Reporter 10 May 1878 pg 2

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1901, Waterloo (Town/Ville) D-5 Page 5.

    2. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 34.

    3. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 3 Page 18.

    4. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      [large enclosure bounded by low concrete fence] East: William Edwin Chalcraft/ born Feb. 2, 1859/ died May 29, 1903/ Clara Randall/ his wife/ born May 22, 1859/ died Dec. 31, 1925/
      South: George Randall/ born April 16, 1832/ died Dec. 23, 1908/ Caroline/ wife of George Randall/ born Sept. 17, 1834/ died Jan. 27, 1913/ Randall

      West: Our darling Albert/ son of/ George & Caroline/ Randall/ died Jany. 24, 1878/ aged/ 7 yr's. 1 mo.& 28 d's./ Harriet Roos/ born July 14, 1843/ died Apr. 23, 1927

      North: George Randall Jr./ born May 23, 1865/ died May 5, 1927/ Emma Randall/ born July 3, 1862/ died Dec. 30, 1904/ Morrison/ William Randall/ 1922- / Mary R. Foot

      (A) Harriet Roos (B) C.C./ He giveth His/ beloved sleep/ (C) W.E.C./ He giveth His/ beloved sleep/ (D) William (E) Mary (F) George (G) Emma (H) A.R. (I) Mother (J) Father

    5. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 60.

    6. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 12 Dec 1837:51.
      12 Dec 1837 Rev. F.W. Bindemann m. Ludwig Eyd to Spr Margaretha Lienhart, daughter of Jacob Lienhart, all of Wilmot.

    7. [S1195] Naturalization - ON, Waterloo - Allegiances, granted 14 Sep. 1858 recorded 11 Oct. 1858 No.183.
      George Randall formerly of New Hampshire resident of Berlin

    8. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864, pg 196.
      George Randall res. Spring Valley Farm Hespeler & Randall

    9. [S42] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Vol 9 Part 2 1852 - 1857.
      George Randell of Preston to Caroline Rooms of Preston, April 10, 1855, witnesses: Marshall Farr and Diana Farr by. Rev. George Kennedy, Wesleyan, of Galt

    10. [S1085] News - ON, Wellington, Elora - The Elora Backwoodsman - Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1852-1858, Date: 27 Apr 1855..
      married 10 Apr 1855 Galt

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Apr 1832 - Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1837 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1855 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 1858 - , Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer & Miller - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Universalist - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Reeve - Waterloo City - 1870 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1870 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1873 - 227 King St. S., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor and Reeve - Waterloo - 1876 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Geo. Randall & Co. - General Merchants, Millers and Distillers - 1877 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Waterloo - 1878 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Unitarian - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Randall and Roos (a wholesale grocery firm) - 1883 - 9 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployer - Vice-President - Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - 1886 - Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Grocer - 1901 - Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Ownership - Randall and Roos Wholesale Groceries and Liquors - 1906 - 66 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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