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Agnes Josephine Armstrong
Female 1847 - 1926


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  • Birth  9 Apr 1847  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Agnes Josephine Thompson 
    Religion  1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    QU 
    Religion  1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    -- 
    Religion  1911  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-91776 
    Died  1926  [4
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I91776  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  Thomas Armstrong,   b. 26 Mar 1819, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1881, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha Winn,   b. 5 Dec 1822, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1863, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F26674  Group Sheet

    Family  James Henry Thompson,   b. 9 Apr 1847, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Thompson,   b. 12 Feb 1881, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F23876  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Some of the older inhabitants will remember the two-storey building popularly called "Das Spritzhaus". After the village was incorporated in 1857, Jacob C. Snider donated the lot just south of the Public Library on Albert Street as a site for a municipal building. The upper room served as a village hall until the present town hall was erected in 1874, (at a cost of $10,000). The lower or ground floor was used as a firehall, and housed the large, mounted hand pump, hose, leather buckets and other accessories used by the firemen of the time. Great was the excitement when a score or more of volunteers grasped the long rope attached to the "engine", and ran along the bumpy street to a fire, with bells clanging and the "chief" shouting his orders through a trumpet.

      After the present town hall was built, the lower floor continued to be used as a firehall, and the upper was used for various purposes.

      A private school, with the late Mrs. James Thompson, nee Miss Agnes Armstrong as teacher, was conducted here for a short time. The upper floor was used at one time as a morgue. Elections were held here, the municipal centre, and were decided by open voting, as there was no balloting then.1a

      1aSixteenth Annual Report of the Waterloo Historical Society, 1928, A Historical Sketch of the Town of Waterloo, Ontario, Clayton W. Wells, L.D.S., D. D. S.

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-2 Page 9.

    2. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 54.

    3. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 3 Page 25.

    4. [S192] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - Mount Hope CC#4500 Internet Link.
      Thompson/ James H./ 1844-1924/ Agnes Armstrong/ his wife/ 1847-1926

    5. [S272] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1911, Div. 7 Page 20.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 9 Apr 1847 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - QU - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - -- - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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