Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Robert Cowan

Male 1845 - 1913  (68 years)


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  • Name Robert Cowan 
    Born 1845  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    House of Industry and Refuge 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    The House of Industry and Refuge. In 1868, 141 acres was purchased on Frederick Street in Berlin (now Kitchener) and the house opened on June 15, 1869. The original building housed 100 and operated as an industrial farm, which raised crops and livestock. The residents worked for their keep if possible, those most did not. The House eventually became a strictly a residence of the aged and later relocated and renamed Sunnyside.
    Name Robert Brown 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-123535 
    Died 14 Dec 1913  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: Brights Disease (6 months) 
    Buried Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I123535  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1845 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHouse of Industry and Refuge - 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Brights Disease (6 months) - 14 Dec 1913 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 33302 (1913), Robert Cowan.
      Robert Cowan, aged 67, b. Canada, died House of Refuge, occ. inmate, married Bright's disease (6 months)

    2. [S1848] House of Industry and Refuge Burial Register - Kitchener.
      Robert Brown Died: 14 Dec 1913 Aged 67 Cause: Bright's Disease Comment and Remarks: Ed Lippert Entered; Buried by H. Sacks, Hespeler