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John Flynn
Male 1856 - 1937


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  • Birth  28 Jan 1856  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1861  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Roman Catholic 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Harness Maker 
    Occupation  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Salesman, Coal Yard 
    Religion  1911  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Catholic 
    Elected Office  1913  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-82554P 
    Died  17 Apr 1937  [5
    Buried  St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I82554  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Farrell Flynn,   b. 1810, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1878, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Early,   b. 1813, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F29876  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary McTearnen,   b. 3 Mar 1862, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1958 
    Children 
     1. James Stanislaus Flynn,   b. 17 Nov 1887, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1965, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frank J. Flynn,   b. 14 May 1890, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Leo Patrick Flynn,   b. 17 Jul 1892, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1955
     4. Bernard Flynn,   b. 23 Apr 1894, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975
     5. Winnifred Marie Flynn,   b. 4 Sep 1896, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Edward M. Flynn,   b. 7 Dec 1898, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1958
     7. Mary Flynn,   b. 9 Jan 1901, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lorette M. Flynn,   b. Dec 1901, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Patrick J. ? Flynn,   b. Mar 1904, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F21513  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Flynn lived in Hespeler his whole life learned the harness trade from George Martin. About 1907 he opened a coal and wood business that he operated until his death in 1927. He was member of the town council and also a member of the Separate School Board.1a

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

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      George Martin started in 1863 and with some time out, continued until 1886. His shop was a frame building set in back a bit from the sidewalk, on the south side of the street on the lot where he afterwards built the "Schaumburg Block". East of this shop in my day was the Johnston Blacksmith Shop, west the Beattie Store which Tommy Rife built. In 1863, a man named Gottfried Marklienermeier was employed here as a Saddler.

      In 1870, Joseph Baltzer; in 1879, Oliver Baker, and in 1882, Charles W. Spark worked for George Martin, Oliver Baker as an apprentice. John Flynn learned the trade with Martin, and some time after graduation moved to Ethel, Ontario, where John Cober, A. W. Panabaker and Henry Warner had gone as Waggon makers years before. After a time at Ethel, Mr. Flynn returned to Hespeler in 1886 and bought Martin out. He continued until about the turn of the century when he sold to one of his apprentices, Hughie Moran who in turn sold to Silas H. Brock. When Mr. Flynn sold out he went with M. F. Cray who at about the beginning of the century had opened a coal business here. John continued as his manager several years and then bought him out.1a

      1aLe Rue De Commerce, Other Times Other Customs Other Days Other Ways, Winfield Brewster 1954

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 7.

    2. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 28.

    3. [S508] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1871, Page 29.

    4. [S392] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1911, Div. 20 Pg. 19.

    5. [S576] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - St. Mary of the Visitation Roman Catholic CC#6307.
      I.H.S./ John Flynn/ Born Jan. 28, 1856/ Died Apr. 17, 1937/ His wife/ Mary McTearnen/ Born Mar. 3, 1862/ Died Nob. 6, 1958/ R.I.P./ Flynn

    6. [S1837] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1861, Div. 1 Page 2.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Jan 1856 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Roman Catholic - 1861 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Harness Maker - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Salesman, Coal Yard - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Catholic - 1911 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1913 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Mary Of The Visitation Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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