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Richard Hewit Knowles
Male 1844 - 1937


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  • Birth  25 Feb 1844  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Interesting Life Story  education 
    Residence  1877  318 Guelph Ave, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1881  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Teacher 
    Occupation  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Teacher & Farmer 
    Religion  1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1901  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Public School Teacher 
    Residence  1937  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-83102 
    Died  1937 
    Buried  New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I83102  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Family  Mary Letitia Hartley,   b. 13 Oct 1856, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Apr 1878  [3
    Children 
     1. Hartley Robert Knowles,   b. 14 Mar 1885, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F21640  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • R.H. KNOWLES 1843-1937

      Married: Mary L. Hartley Richard H. Knowles was born in Marden, Guelph township in 1843, the son of Robert Knowles, one of the pioneer settlers in that area. He attended Marden public school and entered Guelph Grammar School, later Guelph Collegiate Institute, in 1856. From 1859 to 1863 he worked on the family farm and in 1864 worked as a sailor on the Great Lakes. In 1865 he returned to the Guelph Collegiate and obtained the first of three County Board Certificates. He began teaching in 1866 in Dickie School near Puslinch Lake. In 1873 he received his second class Provincial Teaching Certificate and in 1876 moved to Wrigley School and in 1877 moved to Hespeler where he became principal of the Hespeler Public School. He resigned that position on December 21, 1900 and early in 1901 was appointed licence inspector for South Waterloo. He died in 1937 and is buried in New Hope Cemetery.

      Source:Hespeler Incorporation Number Galt Reporter January 1, 1901.


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

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1901, Hespeler (Village) D-1 Page 5.

    2. [S299] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1881, Page 21.

    3. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 42.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1877 - 318 Guelph Ave, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher & Farmer - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Public School Teacher - 1901 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1937 - Toronto, York Co., 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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