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William Gibson Cleghorn 

William Gibson Cleghorn

Male 1861 - 1943

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  • Birth  2 Aug 1861  Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  1886  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Glove Maker 
    Occupation  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    mechanic 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Rresbyterian 
    Occupation  1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tailor 
    Residence  1908  86 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Elected Office  1915  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor - Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1915-16
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Died  14 Apr 1943  [3
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name  Scotty Cleghorn 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-99290P 
    Buried  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I99290  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Thomas S. Cleghorn,   b. Abt 1830, Of, Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Mary H. Gibson,   b. Abt 1830, Of, Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  7 Jul 1848  Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F25597  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Sophia Jane Gale,   b. 10 Jun 1852, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1929 
    Married  4 Sep 1890  Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Corea Mary Miami Gale "Cora" Cleghorn,   b. 8 Oct 1893, Oakville, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1952
    Family ID  F25559  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Kate Clara Walker,   b. 16 Apr 1876, Walkerton, Brant Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956 
    Family ID  F25599  Group Sheet

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    William Gibson Cleghorn
    William Gibson Cleghorn

  • Notes 
    • W. G. Cleghorn was an important figure in early 20th century Berlin/Kitchener as an industrialist, politician, sportsman and civic-minded citizen.

      He and partner Louis McBrine founded McBrine Luggage that became one of the world's largest luggage manufacturing companies. The company employed thousands of people from 1905 until the 1960s.

      When the Four Wheel Drive Company came to Kitchener in the early 20th century, Cleghorn served as treasurer on its board of directors and he was prominent on the local Board of Trade.

      In civic life, Cleghorn served on the board of the Berlin-Waterloo Hospital for five terms. He was an alderman on city council during the rancorous era of the Berlin-to-Kitchener name change of which he was in favor and spoke eloquently about during the debate.

      It was on the sporting field that he also made a major mark. Scotty Cleghorn, as he was known in Ontario Lawn Bowling circles, helped the Berlin/Kitchener club capture several provincial championships and his team represented Canada at the British Commonwealth Games in 1934. He was also one of the first to introduce curling to the community.1a

      1aThe Waterloo Region Hall of Fame


  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 9.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      William G Cleghorn Born: Liberton Scotland Age: 29 Born: abt 1861 Father: Thomas S Cleghorn Mother: Mary T Gibson Cleghorn Spouse: Sophia S Gale Age: 38 Born: abt 1852 born: Pilkington Father: John Gale Mother: Miami Bradt married 4 Sep 1890 married: Wellington, Pilkington

    3. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      In loving memory / WILLIAM GIBSON / CLEGHORN / Born Aug. 2, 1861 / Died April 14, 1943 / Absent from the body / And present with the Lord.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 24 Page 4.

    5. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 4 Page 22.

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

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Aug 1861 - Libberton, , Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1886 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Sep 1890 - Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Glove Maker - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - mechanic - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Rresbyterian - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tailor - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1908 - 86 Water St. N., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor - Kitchener - 1915 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1921 - Kitchener, 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 - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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