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James Elliott Gordon Chaplin
Male 1906 - 1964


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  • Birth  31 Jul 1906  St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  1945  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    MPP - Waterloo South 
    Elected Office  1962  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    MP - Waterloo South 
    Name  Gordon Chaplin 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-99586 
    Died  27 Jul 1964  [1
    Buried  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I99586  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  James D. Chaplin,   b. Abt 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Edna Burgess,   b. Abt 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F32327  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Chaplin family sells Canadian General-Tower business
      Nov 30, 2012

      CAMBRIDGE It is the end of an era for Canadian General-Tower, a Cambridge plant that has been in the Chaplin family since the early 1900s.

      Rick Chaplin, chief executive of Canadian General-Tower and part of a fifth generation of Chaplin family industrialists in Cambridge, announced on Friday that the company was sold to Holcan Investments of Burlington.

      Canadian General-Tower on Middleton Street in Cambridge is a major producer of coated fabrics and flexible polyvinyl chloride films, used in everything from vinyl trim for the auto industry and swimming pool liners to roofing membranes and environmental containment products. It is one of the oldest operating industries in Cambridge.

      ... The Chaplain family industrial roots go back to William Chaplin, who in the 1800s got into tool and wooden wheel manufacturing. His son, J.D. Chaplin, took over the Victoria Wheel Works factory in Galt and renamed it to Canadian General Rubber Company in 1927.

      The company then passed to Gordon Chaplin, who was also a one-time member of Parliament for Waterloo South. When he died, his son Jim took over and led the company for decades, growing it from $3 million in annual sales to $300 million and establishing the company's presence throughout Canada and in the United States.

      Jim's son Rick took over as executive chair of the company about two years ago. Jim's daughter, Jan Chaplin, had also been involved in the business as president and chief executive officer but stepped down in 2009.

      During the war years, the company was a major supplier of coated fabrics including rain wear, and then got into consumer products such as shower curtains, wall coverings and table cloths....rsimone@therecord.com1a

      1aWaterloo Region Record 30 Nov 2012

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      CHAPLIN/ in loving memory of/ James Elliott Gordon Chaplin/ July 31, 1906 - June 27, 1964/ member of the Legislative Assembly/ ( of Ontario) 1945-1948 / Member of the Parliament of Canada/ 1962-1964

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 31 Jul 1906 - St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - MPP - Waterloo South - 1945 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - MP - Waterloo South - 1962 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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