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Hiram Newcombe

Male 1850 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Hiram Newcombe 
    Born 20 Oct 1850  Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting author, newspaper, history 
    Residence 1852  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    E. Church 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Mennonite 
    • Living with
    Occupation 1898 
    writer - Waterloo Chronicle Newspaper 
    Occupation 1901  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Publisher 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-234314 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I234314  Generations
    Last Modified 12 May 2024 

    Father Nelson Newcombe,   b. 7 Jun 1811, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1865, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Veronica "Franey" "Fanny" Kinzie,   b. 10 Apr 1825, Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1857, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F224132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Referring to the subject of this sketch [J. E. Erb] renews pleasant memories of more than thirty years ago. It was then that the writer [Hiram Newcombe] was an apprentice boy in the old CHRONICLE Office (presided over by the late P.E W. Moyer) and wielded the ink roller on many on occasion while Mr. Erb's father manipulated the lever of an old Washington band press. The latter, for all I know, is probably a relic among the collection of other "has beens" not in use in the Chronicle office of to-day.

      H. N. [Hiram Newcombe]

      Waterloo County Chronicle 18 Aug 1898, p. 2,3

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      BADEN

      BRIEFS - Find, cool weather. - The threshers are busy these days., - Mr and Mrs Peter Geiger have returned from their trip of Ohio - Mr. Hiram Newcombe is in town at present, engaged in writing up the chief industries and giveing a history of the town and neighborhood frot eh CHRONICLE

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 15 Sep 1898, p. 1

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      ELMIRA

      We have at present amongst us Mr. Hiram Newcombe, who intends to collect material for a historical and descriptive sketch of Elmira to be published in the WATERLOO COUNTY CRONICLE. We hope he may have every assistance and encouragement from the people of Elmira, especially the business men.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 6 Jan 1898, p. 1

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      ST. CLEMENTS

      PERSONALS.-Messrs. Frank Schummer, Ph. Schickler and Frank Boegel attended the concert in the L. M. S. Hall, Berlin, and were well pleased with the programme. - Peter B. Greyerbiehl spent the 16th in Waterloo on business. Hiram Newcombe of the Waterloo CHRONICLE staff, spent the past week in our neighborhood, gathering information for a write-up of our thriving little village.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 24 Nov 1898, p. 1

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      The Thriving Metropolis of Wellesley Township - Date of Its Origin - Biographical Sketches of Its Business Men, Etc.

      (By Our Special Correspondent, H. N.)


      Notwithstanding that I have been severely handicapped by rheumatism for the past few days and fatigued by the hot weather and reading the reports - yellow and otherwise - of the Hispano-American conflict in tropical Cuba I find it a relief to write concerning this thriving metropolis of Wellesley Township. Here in the midst of peace and plenty the person who never has had such conditions come under his personal observation is almost inclined to deem incredible the sensational reports that are served up in the daily papers for his perusal. But such is about all the average citizen here has to disturb his equanimity of mind. He lives in the garden of Waterloo County and where want never knocks at his door. He has his three square meals a day, and if he has a particle of ambition in his anatomy his chances of laying up the necessary collateral for the inevitable rainy day are very promising.

      Waterloo County Chronicle, 14 Jul 1898, p. 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-2 Page 18.

    2. [S233] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1852, Div. 3 Page 6.

    3. [S1946] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (South Division), Div. 3 Page 18.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Rev'd Jacob Huether, Minister of The Gospel of The Evangelical Lutheran Church At Preston report 39.
      Nelson Newcombe, to Frenny Kinsey, both of Waterloo. 21 Nov. 1844.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1850 - Doon (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - E. Church - 1852 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publisher - 1901 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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