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Mayor Robert Gilholm 

Mayor Robert Gilholm

Male 1833 - 1904

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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  1 Jan 1833  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence  1856  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Religion  1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Sawyer 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    U. Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Saw Miller 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lumberman 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Elected Office  1892  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden for the County of Waterloo 
    Elected Office  1892  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warden of the County of Waterloo 
    Elected Office  1893  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Galt 
    Retired  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  1904 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-63217 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I63217  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Robert Gilholm,   b. 1793, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853 
    Mother  Anne Foreman,   b. 1805, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1853, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F33562  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Janet Scott,   b. 13 Jan 1837, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1913, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jun 1856  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Anna Gilholm,   b. 12 Oct 1856, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jessie Gilholm,   b. 10 Jan 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1931, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Gilholm,   b. 1859, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Johann Gilholm,   b. 28 Feb 1860, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1935
     5. Robert Gilholm,   b. 8 Jan 1862, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Isabella Gilholm,   b. 28 Dec 1863, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Gilholm,   b. 10 Mar 1866, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F16506  Group Sheet

    Family 2  James (?) Scott,   b. 1837, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Gilholm,   b. 1855, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Isabella Gilholm,   b. 1865, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F246260  Group Sheet

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    Robert Gilholm
    Robert Gilholm

  • Notes 
    • Robert Gilholm was born Jan 1, 1833 on his family's farm on Cedar Creek Road out side of Galt, son of Robert Gilholm and Ann Foreman of Northumberland, England. He took over the farm after his father's death and did the threshing for other farmers in the area for a number of years. In 1867 he with George Hogg purchased a tract of forest on the Black Horse Road. They cut the timber and brought it to Roseville where it was cut into lumber. Gilholm and Hogg lumber business grew and with the purchase from Andrew Dryden of a steam saw mill operating on Harris St. in Galt. Mr. Hogg returned from the partnership in 1883 and Robert operated the mill until 1900 when he sold to P. W. Gardiner.

      He owned about 75 properties in Galt, served on Galt council, as reeve, deputy reeve and mayor. He also served on Waterloo council and as warden. He was chairman of the Galt Public School Board and member of the Galt Hospital Trust and chairman of hte Board of Managers of Central Presbyterian Church. Gilholm St. in named for him.1a

      1aCambridge Mosaic , Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      Robert Gilholm, a former mayor of Galt, was born in North Dumfries Township in 1833. His parents came from Northumberlandshire and settled on a farm near Galt in 1832.

      In 1859 Gilholm and George Hogg purchased a sawmill on Harris Street, Galt, from Andrew Dryden and operated it until 1900.

      In 1883 he was appointed to the town council, served as alderman for a number of years, and as mayor in 1893 and 1894. He was also on the County council and was warden in 1892. He was a Liberal.

      Gilholm was one of the original members of Central Presbyterian Church and was very influential in having the 1880 church erected. He was held in high regard by all with whom he came into contact2a

      2aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-7 Page 4.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 95.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 40.

    4. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 5.

    5. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 10 Page 80.

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 38.

    7. [S110] Church Records - ON, Waterloo Co., Cambridge - First United.
      Robert Gilhomn, Yeoman of North Dumfries , Married Jane Scott, Spinster of Galt, Witn: John Scott & George Hogg, 27 June 1856 By License In Galt

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1 Jan 1833 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jun 1856 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sawyer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - U. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saw Miller - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lumberman - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden for the County of Waterloo - 1892 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Warden of the County of Waterloo - 1892 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Galt - 1893 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), 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 MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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