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Robert Osborne McCulloch

Robert Osborne McCulloch

Male 1864 - 1943  (79 years)

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  • Name Robert Osborne McCulloch 
    Born 1 Apr 1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Christened 8 Jul 1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Interesting law, business, insurance, 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Church of Scotland 
    Occupation 1896  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    barrister at law 
    Religion 1896  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Manufacturer 
    Residence 16 Blenheim Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-65134 
    Died 5 May 1943  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Chronic Myocarditis - Arteriosclerosis - Uraemia 
    Buried 7 May 1943  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I65134  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father Hugh McCulloch,   b. 19 Sep 1826, Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1910, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Janet McCartney,   b. 2 Jul 1831, Tarbolton, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1885, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 1855 
    Family ID F26681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bella Louise "Louise" Leslie,   b. 4 Jun 1871, Fyvie, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1960  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1896  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Hugh Leslie McCulloch,   b. 27 Nov 1897, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1992, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Alexander McCulloch,   b. 9 Dec 1898, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F17007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 Jul 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - barrister at law - 1896 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1896 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1896 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manufacturer - 1901 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 16 Blenheim Rd., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Chronic Myocarditis - Arteriosclerosis - Uraemia - 5 May 1943 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 May 1943 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Robert Osborne McCulloch

  • Notes 
    • ROBERT O. McCULLOCH 1864-1943

      Married: Bella Louise Leslie - 1896

      Robert Osborne McCulloch was born in Galt on April 1, 1864 a son of Hugh McCulloch Sr. and Janet McCartney. He was also the younger brother of Hugh McCulloch Jr. He was educated at the Tassie School, later the Galt Collegiate Institute and received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1885. He studied law and was called to the bar in 1888. He practiced law in Toronto for several years before returning to Galt in 1897 to become secretary-treasurer of Goldie & McCulloch Co. Ltd. He served as the company's president from 1917 to 1931 and as the Chairman of the company's Board of Directors from 1932 to 1943. Mr. McCulloch was one of the founders, in 1904, of the Galt Art Metal Co. Ltd., later Galt Metal Industries, was named to the company's initial Board of Directors and served as the company's president from 1917 to 1943. Mr. McCulloch was associated with the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada for thirty five years and
      served as its president for 14 years. He was also a director of the Imperial Bank of Canada, of the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company and of the Galt Theatre Co. Mr. McCulloch was chairman of the Galt Parks Board from 1906 to 1911 and served as Chairman of the Galt Hospital Board. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto and of the Toronto Conservatory of Music and his name was mentioned as a possible candidate for the post of Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. Mr. McCulloch died on May 5, 1943 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.

      Sources:
      1. Babcock & Wilcox Canada a History 1844-1977 Babcock & Wilcox Canada Cambridge 1987.
      2. Obituary Galt Daily Reporter Wednesday May 5, 1943.
      3. "Robert Osborne McCulloch", Whos' Who in Canada International Press Limited Toronto Ontario, 1942. Advance release, McCulloch Papers MG2, A985.07.01 City of Cambridge Archives.
      4. "50 Years of Progress, Galt Metal Industries Limited", Davis-Lisson Ltd., Hamilton Ontario 1954.



      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [used with kind permission of Jim Quantrell]

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      ROBERT OSBORNE McCULLOCH

      Robert Osborne McCulloch, outstanding Canadian industrialist, passed away at Galt on May 5th, 1943. Mr. McCulloch was born in Galt in 1864, the son of Hugh and Janet (McCartney) McCulloch. He was educated at Dr. Tassie's School, Galt, and the University of Toronto. Mr. McCulloch was called to the bar of Ontario in 1888. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto and of the Conservatory of Music.

      Returning to Galt about the turn of the century, Mr. McCulloch became secretary-treasurer of the Goldie-McCulloch Company Limited and later its president. He was also the president after amalgamation of Babcock-Wilcox and Goldie-McCulloch Limited, becoming chairman of the board when A. R. Goldie became president.

      For thirty-five years Mr. McCulloch was associated with The Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada as a member of the board and was president for fourteen years.

      Mr. McCulloch was president of the Galt Metal Industries, director of the Imperial Bank of Canada and of the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company and the Galt Theatre Company Limited.
      Mr. McCulloch was active in community affairs over the years. In politics he was a Progressive Conservative and president of the South Waterloo Conservative Association for twenty years. He was a leading Presbyterian and stood for continuing the Presbyterian Church.

      Mr. McCulloch was an enthusiastic cricketer, golfer and fisherman.

      In 1898 Mr. McCulloch was married to Louise Leslie of Aberdeen, Scotland.

      Surviving beside his widow are two daughters, Mary, now Mrs. Blair Gordon of Montreal, and Janet, now Mrs. Donald Matthews of Ottawa, and two sons, Leslie McCulloch of Montreal and Hugh L. McCulloch of Galt.

      Waterloo Historical Society, Annual Volume 1943

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-9 Page 5.

    2. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 2 Page 99.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Robert Osborne McCulloch (occ. barrister at law of Toronto) b. Galt Ont Age: 32 born abt 1864 father: Hugh McCulloch mother: Janet McCartney married Louie Leslie (res. Toronto) Age:: 25 born abt 1871 b. Fyvie Aberdeenshire father: Alexander Leslie mother: Isabella Davidson married 14 Oct 1896 Marriage Place: York, Toronto, He Presbyterian, she Episcopalian

    4. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 8.

    5. [S29] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - St. Andrews Presbyerian.
      Robert Osborne McCulloch Born 01 Apr 1864 Parents Hugh McCulloch & Janet McCartney baptized 08 Jul 1864

    6. [S2697] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge, Mount View Cemetery Internet Link.
      In/ loving memory/ of/ Robert Osborne/ McCulloch/ born April 1. 1864/ died at Sorn House Galt/ May 5. 1943/ Bella Louise Leslie/ his wife/ born in Scotland/ June 4. 1871/ died at Sorn House Galt/ Jan. 26. 1960/ His life was gentle/ And the elements so mixed in him/ that nature might stand up,/ And say to all the world,/ "This was a man" /

    7. [S2491] aaa Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 037576 (1943).
      Name:Robert Osborne Mc Culloch Gender:Male Age:79 Birth Date:2 Apr 1864 Birth Place:Galt Death Date:5 May 1943 Death Place:Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father:Hugh Mc Culloch Mother:Janet Mc Culloch Spouse:Louise Leplie Certificate Number:037576