Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Mayor Robert Scott

Mayor Robert Scott

Male 1839 - 1926  (86 years)

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  • Name Robert Scott 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 27 Aug 1839  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Business Gore Fire Insurance, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gore Fire Insurance Co. 
    • THE GORE FIRE INSURANCE CO.

      Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co's pal-atial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie streets. The style is of a Romanesque char-acter, and is built with Connecticut brown-stone, rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills ; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Span-ish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.1a

      1a1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Gore Fire Insurance Co. in 1897
    Gore Fire Insurance Co. in 1897
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Residence 1851  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Tinsmith 
    Residence 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    U. P. Presbyterian 
    Elected Office 1885  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Galt 
    Elected Office 1886  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Galt 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Wheel Manufacturer 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Elected Office 1894  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    councillor of Hespeler 
    Business 1895  Victoria Wheel Works, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Victoria Wheel Works 
    • The hub and spoke manufacturing business first started by Thomas Todd and John Davidson in 1861 and later operated by Young and Smith. Mr. Scott purchased the business in 1873 and operated it for many years as R. Scott and Son Ltd., later the Victoria Wheel Works. The buildings were damaged by fire in 1882 but were rebuilt and enlarged. Mr. Scott continued to manage the business until 1906 when he sold it to his son-in-law George A. Dobbie. The business was located at the foot of Main St. for many years before moving to new facilities on Middleton St. in 1913.
    Victoria Wheel Works
    Victoria Wheel Works
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
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    Galt-Business-VictoriaWheelWorks-0002-inovice1895-ebay.jpg
    Residence 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1902  160 Main St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence of Robert Scott 1902
    Residence of Robert Scott 1902
    image from Picturesque and Industrial Galt, 1902
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Manufacturer, Wheel Works 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Anglican 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-61988 
    Died 28 Jan 1926  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Person ID I61988  Generations
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    Father James Scott,   b. 1807, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1896, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Scott,   b. 1808, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1837  Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F37498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Whyte,   b. 15 Jul 1841, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1923, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1867  Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Herbert Scott,   b. 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1900, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Katherine Elizabeth Scott,   b. 6 Oct 1870, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 83 years)
     3. Mary Anne "Marion" Scott,   b. 23 Feb 1873, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1875, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Bessie" Scott,   b. 7 Oct 1873, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jennie Edith "Edith" Scott,   b. 18 Oct 1879, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1939, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert Scott
    Robert Scott
    photograph from Cambridge Hall of Fame
    Robert Scott
    Robert Scott
    photograph from Cambridge Hall of Fame

  • Notes 
    • Scott, Robert, manufacturer of hubs, spokes and all carriage woodwork. Has held the office of Deputy Reeve. Was born here, 1839.

      Illustrated Atlas of the County of Waterloo, H. Parsel & Co., Toronto - 1881

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      Victoria Wheel Works

      The extensive factory on Main Street manufactures all kinds of carriage materials, wheels, finished shafts and poles, plow handles, etc. This is one of the largest businesses of its kind in Western Canada. It was established in 1860, and has been a success from the start, now employing some forty hands. The extensive concern covers a ground space of three acres, including the warehouse on Queen Street. The goods manufactured by the firm find their way to all parts of the Dominion and even to Australia. The firm is composed of Robt. Scott, Esq., and his son J.H. Scott. Both gentlemen are natives of Galt, and the son may be said to have grown up in the business, and is equally with his father familiar with it in all its details. Not only as a manufacturer, but as a citizen Mr. R. Scott has always taken a deep interest in all matters tending to the advancement of Galt. The high esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens is shown by the fact that repeatedly he has been the choice of the people to fill important and representative positions, having served in the Council and filled the mayor's chair with credit to himself and honor to the town, and at the present time has the honor of being the first mayor of Rossland, B.C.

      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

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      The Gore Fire Insurance Co.


      Among the many institutions of which Galt boasts, none are more conspicuous than the Gore Ins. Co.'s palatial and imposing structure situated on the corner of Main and Ainslie Streets. The style is of the Romanesque character, and is build with Connecticut brown-stone rock-faced base up to the first storey window sills; above this it is faced with brown pressed brick, tooled portage entry stone trimmings and Terra Cotta carvings. The corner of Main and Ainslie Streets is round, having over the main entrance a heavily moulded arch, supported on two Doric columns, and over the arch the Company's name carved in mediaeval letters. This round corner is continued up above the roof, forming a round tower, roofed with Spanish tiles and terminating in a columned and octagon lantern, with ogee top and flag staff. Total height from the side-walk about eighty-two feet. The Gore has about 125 active agents through Ontario.

      Officers of Management:

      Hon. Jas. Young, President
      Adam Warnock, Esq., Vice-President
      Hugh McCulloch
      Hugh Cant
      Robt. Scott
      Chas. McGill
      Jno. Watson
      James Goldie
      R.S. Strong, Man. Director

      Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897

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      Victoria Wheel Co., Main Street - Well may Galt be called the Manchester of Canada, for, considering the population, there are more and varied industries carried on here than any other town or city of its size in the Dominion. The business is more steady, and the mechanics as a rule own their own houses, which gives them a greater interest in the welfare of the town. Among the most prominent manufacturing industries in the town is that of the Victoria Wheel Company, which is located at the head of Main Street. This business has been established over 25 years, being commenced in a comparatively small way, and steadily expanded during the passing years. In 1866 the present Company succeeded Smith & McMillan, and since that time the business has made rapid strides forward. The premises cover about three-quarters of an acre of ground, the main building being a three-story stone structure fitted up with all the most improved and perfected machinery for this class of work. Employment is furnished for fifty skilled workmen on an average throughout the year. The Company manufactures all kinds of carriage and buggy wheels, shafts, plough handles, and articles of similar nature, which find a market throughout Ontario and the other Provinces. The work done by this Company is noted for the superior quality of the material used and the finish and excellence of workmanship displayed. The machinery is run by a 100 horse power engine, having a 140-horse power boiler. Mr. John Perry is the manager, and is a gentleman well qualified for the position. He is a native of Canada, of Scottish descent, and is a thoroughgoing and enterprising business man. Robert Scott, the chief member of the firm, is a native of Galt, and has been connected with it for fourteen years. He is also the present Mayor of Galt.

      Industries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-6 Page 2.

    2. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div. 1 Pg. 36.

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 4.

    4. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 15 Page 39.

    5. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      Robert Scott/ 1839-1926/ his wife/ Margaret Whyte/ 1840-(blank)/ their son/ James Herbert/ 1868-1900/ their daughter/ Marion/ 1873-1875

    6. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 4.

    7. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, M., America, N., Municipality, W., & Cemetery, M. (1839). Robert Scott (1839-1926) - Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 4 May 2020, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138922481/robert-scott.

    8. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg .4.

    9. [S1204] Church Records - ON, Wentworth, Ancaster - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
      James Scott of Dumfries Twp., carpenter to Elizabeth Scott of Dundas, 10 Feb 1837 Ancaster Twp., by license, Wit. Adam Scott and Matthew Elliot

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Aug 1839 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Gore Fire Insurance Co. - - Gore Fire Insurance, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1851 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1867 - Seaforth, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tinsmith - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U. P. Presbyterian - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Galt - 1885 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Galt - 1886 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wheel Manufacturer - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - councillor of Hespeler - 1894 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Victoria Wheel Works - 1895 - Victoria Wheel Works, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1902 - 160 Main St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer, Wheel Works - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Anglican - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1926 - 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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