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Cosmos John Shurly 

Cosmos John Shurly

Male 1835 - 1918

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  • Birth  11 Feb 1835  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened  18 Feb 1835  Saint John The Evangelist, Lambeth, , Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration  1850  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Saw Manufacturer 
    Business  1884  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Maple Leaf Saw Works 
    Shurly & Dietrich Saws in 1901
    Shurly & Dietrich Saws in 1901
    Name  C. J. Shurly 
    Occupation  1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Occupation  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Income 
    Religion  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Anglican 
    Retired  1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-65746 
    Died  7 Feb 1918  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Cause: old age 
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I65746  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2018 

    Family  Elizabeth Frances Flint,   b. 10 Nov 1840, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1915, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F17180  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Shurley & Dietrich, manufacturers of saws, plastering trowels, &c. Mr. Shurley was born in London, England, in 1834, and has resided here since 1873. Mr. J. C. Dietrich is a native of Ontario County, New York State. Born, 1838, and came here the same year as his partner.

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


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      Shurly & Dietrich, Manufacturers of Saws, Plastering Trowels, Straw Knives, etc. - The history of the "Maple Leaf Saw Works," of which Messrs. Shurly & Dietrich are the proprietors, is a history of what perseverance, thrift, enterprise and ability, can accomplish in a short number of years. This business was started in the year 1874, in a very small way, in a small building, where employment was given to about four or five workmen. These gentlemen worked hard, and built up a reputation for the quality of their goods which brought them increasing custom, which came so rapidly that they had scarcely finished one new building before they had to commence putting up another to meet the requirements of their rapidly developing trade. To-day the works cover an acre of ground, with buildings for factory, boiler house, office and lumber sheds. There is a beauty and finished appearance about the whole of the buildings that is pleasing to look upon. The office is more like a gentleman's private residence than an office to saw works, and there is a well kept lawn, with asphalt walk down centre and hedgerows in front, making a very pleasing picture. In the establishment employment is given to 70 competent and skillful workmen, while the trade of the house extends throughout the entire Dominion, Michigan and the Western States. They manufacture all kinds of saws, plasterer's trowels, straw knives, etc. A 75-horse power engine supplies the motive power to run the machinery, having two boilers, each 65-horse power. Both Mr. Shurly and Mr. Dietrich are natives of Rochester, N.Y., where they were in the same line of business before coming here. They have all the pus, go-aheadiveness, enterprise, pluck and ability of their countrymen, and they richly deserve the eminent success they have achieved. They are among Galt's most honoured and esteemed citizens.

      Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

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      Reported that he came aboard the ship "Egyptian" in October 1836 and that his parents were John Shurly and Elizabeth Chumley.

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 14.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 4.

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 18 Page 33.

    4. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Cosmos J. Shurly/ 1835 -1918

    5. [S1808] England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, accessed 14 Apr 2012), Christening of Cosumus Churnley Shurley; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C04232-2 System Origin: England-ODM Source Film Number: 288435, 288436, 288437..
      Name: Cosmus Churnley Shurley Baptism/Christening Date: 18 Feb 1835 Baptism/Christening Place: SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST,LAMBETH,SURREY,ENGLAND, s/o John Shurley & Elizbeth

    6. [S1430] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1884-1885 "Waterloo County Gazetteer and Directory for 1884-1885".

    7. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 10496 (1918), Cosmos John Shurly..
      Cosmos John Shurly, d. 7 Feb 1918 Blair Rd., Galt, b. England aged 83y, buried Galt, cause: old age

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Feb 1835 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Feb 1835 - Saint John The Evangelist, Lambeth, , Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1850 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Saw Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Maple Leaf Saw Works - 1884 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 7 Feb 1918 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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