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Adam Warnock 

Adam Warnock

Male 1828 - 1902

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  • Birth  20 Jul 1828  Nelson, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    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
    Occupation  1850  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    merchant 
    Occupation  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Merchant 
    Religion  1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Occupation  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Manufacturer 
    Residence  1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wool Manufacturer 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Anglican 
    Residence  1901  96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Adam Warnock St. Andrew's St. Galt, Ontario
    Adam Warnock St. Andrew's St. Galt, Ontario
    Adam Warnock's House
    Adam Warnock's House
    96 St. Andrew's, Cambridge, Ontario
    Died  29 Aug 1902  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Heart Disease (1 year) 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-67497 
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I67497  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  John Warnock,   b. 1796, , Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1871, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Annie Hunter,   b. 1799,   d. 19 Oct 1887 
    Family ID  F20950  Group Sheet

    Family  Stephanie Hespeler,   b. 22 Jun 1828, Gernsbach, Gernsbach, , Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1921, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Oct 1850  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Stephanie Josephine Warnock,   b. CALC 13 Dec 1858, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1863, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles Rayfield Hunter Warnock,   b. 10 Mar 1864, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1930, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Edward Warnock,   b. 26 Aug 1865, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1907, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F17640  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    http://www.city.cambridge.on.ca/cs_pubaccess/hall_of_fame.php?aid=56&cpid=33&scpid=0&did=0&sid=34&ssid=0&tp=0&grid=0

  • 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

      ______________________

      ADAM WARNOCK


      1828-1902
      Member of the Cambridge Hall of Fame (1996) Married: Stephanie Hespeler - 1850

      Born in 1828 in Nelson, a suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, Adam Warnock immigrated to Canada with his family first to Beverly in 1833 and then, in 1835, to Galt. In 1850 Mr. Warnock married Stephanie Hespeler, the sister of Jacob Hespeler and William Hespeler, and with her had two sons, James Edward Warnock and Charles Raphael Hunter Warnock. Mr. Warnock was what has been described as a "man of prominence" for almost all of his adult life. From 1850 to 1857 he was a partner, with James M. Fraser, in a dry goods and grocery store known as Fraser & Warnock. Following this he formed a partnership with his brother James in the ownership of the Galt Edge Tool Co. formerly the Galt Axe Factory owned by H. H. Date. He served as a member of the 1st Battalion of Waterloo Militia receiving a commission as an Ensign in 1850 and a Lieutenant in 1856. Mr. Warnock was a trustee of the Galt Collegiate Institute and one of the founders of the Galt Hospital Trust. He served as President of the Hospital Trust for three years and was a Vice-President of the Gore Mutual Insurance Company for the last twenty-five years of his life. His interest in the woollen business began as a partner with James Crombie in mills they operated in Plattsville and Preston. The Preston mill later operated as Geo. Pattinson & Co. one of Preston's largest employers and one of the largest woollen producers in the country. In 1881 Mr. Warnock was part of an eight man group known as "The Syndicate" that formed the Galt Knitting Company. The former Robinson & Howell Co. textile mill on Water Street was purchased and converted into a knitting mill. Mr. Warnock became the president of the company and remained in that office for twenty years. The company manufactured shirts and drawers on a moderately large scale by Canadian standards. By the turn of the century the company employed about 110 people. In 1885, in partnership with Andrew M. Newlands, Mr. Warnock founded a small knitting firm which operated under the name of Newlands & Co. In 1894 Mr. Warnock withdrew from the Newlands partnership when he sold his interest in the company to Andrew

      Newlands Jr. and Joseph Stauffer. Mr. Warnock retired from business in 1901 due to ill health, leaving the day to day operations of the Galt Knitting Company to his sons James and Charles. He died on August 29, 1902 and is buried in Trinity Anglican Cemetery. The Galt Knitting Company manufactured a large variety of knitted underwear, eiderdowns, shoe linings and knitted specialties and remains in business today. Now known as Tiger Brand Knitting Company, the company manufactures a wide range of fashion sportswear and is still operated by members of the Warnock family.

      Sources:
      1. Roderick Cunningham Legacy of the Gore Cunningham Enterprises, Toronto, 1989.
      2. Obituary Galt Reforner Saturday August 30, 1902.
      3. Obituaries Galt Reporter Thursday
      September 4, 1902.
      4. "Hall of Fame Citation", City of Cambridge Archives, Inducted February 1996.
      5. A.B. McCulloch The Primary Textile Industry in Canada History and Heritage, (studies in
      Archaeology, Architecture and History), National Historic Sites Parks Service Environment Canada Ottawa 1992.
      6. John P. Shewchuk "The Development of the Textile Trade at Galt, Preston and Hespeler 1832 - 1914", Unpublished manuscript, City of Cambridge
      Archives MG I Vol. 35, A988.155.01
      7. James Young, Reminiscences of the Settlement of Galt and North Dumfries Hunter, Rose and Co Toronto 1880.
      2a

      2aCambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-11 Page 19.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 60.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 33.

    4. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.41.

    5. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library.
      Adam Warnock, 22, merchant of Galt married 3 Oct 1850 Preston, by license to Stephany Hespeler, 19, res. Preston, wit: Frederick Gussisberg of Waterloo & James Warnock -farmer of Dumfries

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 17.

    7. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      Adam WARNOCK/ 1828 - 1902/ Stephanie HESPELER/ his wife/ 1828 - 1921

    8. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 05 Jan 1882.
      21 Dec 1881 Anna Babette Hespeler, widow of Johann Georg Hespeler, died in the home of her son-in-law in Galt, Adam Warnock, at the great age of 90 years and 24 days.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Jul 1828 - Nelson, Glasgow, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Gore Fire Insurance Co. - - Gore Fire Insurance, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1850 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Oct 1850 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wool Manufacturer - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Anglican - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Heart Disease (1 year) - 29 Aug 1902 - 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 - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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