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James D. Ramsay
Male 1861 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  16 Aug 1861  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  1899  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Elected Office  1900  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Hespeler Town Council 1900
    Hespeler Town Council 1900
    Name  J. D. Ramsay 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    School Teacher 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-83009 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Buried  New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I83009  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Family  Margaret O. Scott,   b. 3 Sep 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Ramsay,   b. 11 Oct 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Florence Ramsay,   b. 26 Jun 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F21619  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James D. Ramsay in 1901
    James D. Ramsay in 1901
    image from Hespeler Souvenir

  • Notes 
    • Without attempting to mention all the more recent sketches of Hespeler history, the very interesting Illustrated Souvenir issued in 1901 by Mr. O. S. Eby (now Registrar of Waterloo County) then editor of the Hespeler Herald, should be mentioned. In the same year January 1st, 1901, the Galt Reporter devoted an eight page Souvenir Supplement to the newly incorporated town of Hespeler, which was edited by the local reporter, the late Thomas Arntfield. In this Reporter Supplement, Mr. R. H. Knowles, (now of Toronto) then Public School Principal, contributed an interesting article, headed "Old School Days" and Mr. J. D. Ramsay, the present Principal, outlined the municipal development of the place in an article headed "Hespeler As It Is."

      Mr. Ramsay is the only member of the council of 1900 now residing in Hespeler, and that council, of which he was "acting reeve" during the last quarter of the year, was distinguished by having passed more progressive measures than any previous local municipal body had done. Some of these may be mentioned as outstanding features of the progressive spirit which characterized the then "budding town." Mr. Alex W. Brodie had been elected reeve for 1900 but removed from Hespeler before the close of the year.


      Tenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1922, pages 213 - 224.

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-2 Page 15.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Aug 1861 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1899 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1900 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - School Teacher - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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