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Richard Sidney Sparks Strong 

Richard Sidney Sparks Strong

Male 1825 - 1913

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  • Birth  31 Mar 1825  , Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Business  Gore Fire Insurance, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gore Fire Insurance Co. 
    • THE GORE FIRE INSURANCE CO.

      Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co's pal-atial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie streets. The style is of a Romanesque char-acter, and is built with Connecticut brown-stone, rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills ; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Span-ish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.1a

      1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Gore Fire Insurance Co. in 1897
    Gore Fire Insurance Co. in 1897
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Immigration  1843  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Historic Building  Abt 1851  57 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    stone 2 story building 
    • Land originally owned by James Craig. Known as Pierson house. Original house on this site was a stone cottage belonging to John Pierson from about 1851 until after 1867. R. S. Strong enlarged it putting on second story and adding the arched doorway.
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    Name  R. S. Strong 
    Occupation  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Druggist 
    1861 Tremaine's Map
    1861 Tremaine's Map
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer, Chemist and Druggist 
    Religion  1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-59046 
    Died  6 Oct 1913  [2
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I59046  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family 1  ?,   b. Abt 1825,   d. Bef 1901 
    Family ID  F17082  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Dowker,   b. 15 Jul 1826, Terrington, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1896 
    Children 
     1. Richard Strong,   b. 1854, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Strong,   b. 1855, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frances Strong,   b. 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Strong,   b. 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elisabeth Strong,   b. 1860, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hester K. Strong,   b. 1862, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Arthur D. Strong,   b. 7 Nov 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F24447  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Gore Fire Insurance Co.

      Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co.'s palatial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie Streets. The style is of the Romanesque character, and is build with Connecticut brown-stone rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie Streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Spanish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.

      Officers of Management:

      Hon. Jas. Young, President
      Adam Warnock, Esq., Vice-President
      Hugh McCulloch
      Hugh Cant
      Robt. Scott
      Chas. McGill
      Jno. Watson
      James Goldie
      R.S. Strong, Man. Director1a

      1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 9.

    2. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      Richard Sidney Sparks Strong/ A native of/ Dorset, England/ and youngest son of/ Capt. Thomas Strong R. N./ born March 31st 1825/ and died Oct. 6th, 1913/ In affectioate remembrance of/ Mary Dowker/ His dearly loved wife/ born at Terrington/ Yorkshire, England/ July 15th 1826/ and died Oct. 11th 1896/ (verse)

    3. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 8.

    4. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, Div. 1 Page 64.

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 11 Page 88.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Gore Fire Insurance Co. - - Gore Fire Insurance, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1843 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistoric Building - stone 2 story building - Abt 1851 - 57 Grand Ave. N., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Druggist - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Chemist and Druggist - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - 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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