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John Emanuel "Jack" Keyes

John Emanuel "Jack" Keyes

Male 1865 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name John Emanuel "Jack" Keyes 
    Born 8 Jun 1865  Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting business, fire, blacksmith, carriage 
    Name Jack Keyes 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    carriage maker 
    Galt-JohnKeyes-Carriage-Advert-1890.JPG
    Galt-JohnKeyes-Carriage-Advert-1890.JPG
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Blacksmith 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-60798 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60798  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father John Keyes,   b. Abt 1835, Of, Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Catherine,   b. Abt 1835, Of, Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F47919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Valentine Hiscott,   b. 14 Feb 1869, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Aug 1891  Dunnville Centre, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Keyes,   b. 3 Jun 1892, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Kathleen Keyes,   b. 30 May 1894, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John E. Keyes,   b. 3 May 1900, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Ross "Ross" Keyes,   b. 15 Apr 1902, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1925, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jack Keyes
    Jack Keyes
    From the Doon Heritage Crossroad Collection
    John Keyes in the Galt Fire Brigade Uniform in 1897
    John Keyes in the Galt Fire Brigade Uniform in 1897

  • Notes 
    • JOHN E. KEYES 1867-1937

      John Emmanuel Keyes was born in Strathroy, the son of John Keyes and his wife, the first settlers of Adelaide, Middlesex County. He was trained as a blacksmith and a carriage maker and first came to Galt in 1885 or 1887 to take a job with a local carriage maker. Within a short time of his arrival, Mr. Keyes became active with the Galt Fire Brigade and was appointed bandmaster of the Galt Citizens Band. In 1892 he served as a councillor on the Galt municipal council. In 1905 he was appointed Fire Chief succeeding James Curliss and became Galt's first full time Fire Chief on June 5, 1916 receiving a salary of $950.00 per year. He served as Chief until he retired on January 1, 1933. It was under the direction of Chief Keyes that the Galt Fire Department moved towards mechanization and away from its reliance on horses. The department's first motorized vehicle was purchased in 1917 and the first motorized fire truck used by the department was obtained in 1922. Chief Keyes also served as the secretary-treasurer of the Dominion Association of Fire Chiefs. He died in Toronto in March 1937 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

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      John Keyes

      Carriage and wagon maker, occupies large and convenient premises on Ainslie Street, and for 14 years has conducted a successful business. Mr. Keyes employs some 15 hands, and his goods are found now in almost every part of the Dominion.


      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt, 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-4 Page 1.

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 7449 (1891), Keyes-Hiscott.
      John Emanuel Keyes, carriage maker of Galt, Birth Place: On Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1864 Father Name: John Keyes Mother Name: Catherine Keyes Spouse Name: Chistina Valentine Hiscott, residence London Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse Birth Place: England Spouse Father Name: Thomas Hiscott Spouse Mother Name: Emma Hiscott Marriage Date: 19 Aug 1891 Marriage Location: Middlesex, London

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 16 Page 20.

    4. [S2301] Book - Galt Summer Carnival Thursday & Friday June 12th and 13th 1890 [booket].

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1865 - Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - carriage maker - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1891 - Dunnville Centre, Middlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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