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Argo, Ann

  • Person
  • 1823-1896

Ann Argo was born in 1823 in Scotland and married James Argo; together they had nine children. They farmed in Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario. She died June 29, 1896.

Ariaratnam, S. T. (Sinnathamby Thambithurai)

  • Person
  • September 2, 1933 -

Sinnathamby Thambithurai Ariaratnam was born in Chavakacheri, Sri Lanka on September 2, 1933. He graduated from the University of Ceylon with a B.Sc. in engineer in 1953, before obtaining a B.Sc. (1955) and M.Sc. (1956) at the University of London. In 1960 Ariaratnam completed a PhD in engineering at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, before accepting a research association position (1961-1962) at the Brown University. He was named an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1962, becoming a Professor in 1962. Ariaratnam is recognized for his work in the field of random vibration and his contributions to research regarding stochastic modelling and nonlinear dynamics.


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Asmussen, Nicholas

  • Person
  • 1871-1941

Nicholas Asmussen was a German-born Ontario building contractor and political figure. He represented Waterloo North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1919 to 1923 as an Independent Liberal and from 1934 to 1937 as a Liberal member. He was born in Flensburg, Germany, the son of John and Catherina Asmussen, and came to Canada in 1878 with his family. He was educated in Berlin (now Kitchener). In 1908, he married Willisa Kesselring. Asmussen was mayor of Kitchener from 1925 to 1926.

Atlantic Pattern Works

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Atlantic Pattern Works was based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They produced works such as plaques.

Augustine, Albert Benjamin

  • Person
  • 1859-1909

Albert Benjamin Augustine was born on March 6, 1859 in Racine,Wisconsin.

He married Caroline Margaret Barbara Breithaupt on August 3, 1887 and together they had three children; Albert William Augustine, Laurine Catherine Augustine, and Anne Melvina Louise Augustine.

Albert died on April 10, 1909 in Racine,Wisconsin.

Augustine, Albert Jacob

  • Person
  • 1923-1990

Albert Jacob Augustine was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on December 20 , 1923 and was raised alongside his three siblings; John Ross Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine.

Albert married Jean Eleanor Boyer (b.April 19, 1927) and together they had three children; Patricia Anne Augustine (April 16, 1950), Barbara Augustine (b. October 6, 1951), and Keith Boyer Augustine (b. July 4, 1955).

Albert died on August 10, 1990.

Augustine, Albert William

  • Person
  • 1890-1972

Albert William Augustine was born to Albert Benjamin Augustine (March 6, 1859-April 12, 1909) and Caroline Margaret Barbara Breithaupt (d. 1951) in Racine, Wisconsin on October 26, 1890. As a young man, Albert attended North-Western College in Naperville, Illinois but he never graduated.

On August 22, 1918, Albert married Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario and together they had four children; Albert Jacob Augustine, John Ross Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine.

In 1919, Albert acquired the Doering Trunk Company in Waterloo, Ontario. This company was renamed the Superior Box Company in 1932. In 1924, he purchased the Forewell Foundry in Kitchener, Ontario. This company was renamed the Augustine Foundry Company. The Superior Box Company and the Augustine Foundry Company did not survive the Great Depression during the 1930s.

In 1938, Albert developed the White Valley Chemical Company which extracted calcium carbonate from the bottom of a lake near Bobcaygeon, Ontario. This company closed in 1941.

From 1942-1946, Albert worked as a government inspector in manufacturing centres across Quebec and Ontario. During the war, he checked the quality of rubber rafts and survival gear. After the war, Albert worked as an agent for the Staminite Company. He retired in 1951.

On March 7, 1972 Albert died from a heart attack. On February 25, 1973, a pulpit drape and book mark were given to the Zion United Church in Kitchener, Ontario in his memory.

Augustine, Anne Melvina Louise

  • Person
  • 1895-1981

Anne Melvina Louise Augustine was born on September 12, 1895 to Albert Benjamin Augustine and Caroline Margaret Barbara Augustine (nee Breithaupt) and raised alonside her siblings Albert William Augustine and Laurine Catherine Augustine.

Anne died on April 8, 1981.

Augustine, Caroline Margaret Barbara

  • Person
  • 1861-1951

Caroline Margaret Barbara Breithaupt was born on November 17, 1861.

She married Albert Benjamin Augustine on August 3, 1887 and together they had three children, Albert William Augustine, Laurine Cartherine Augustine, and Anne Melvina Louise Augustine.

Caroline died on November 1, 1951.

Augustine, David William

  • Person
  • 1929-1929

David William Augustine was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on July 14, 1929. He had three siblings; Albert Jacob Augustine, John Ross Augustine and Mary Caroline Augustine.

David suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died a few days after he was born on July 18, 1929.

Augustine, Edna Louise

  • Person
  • 1891-1983

Edna Louise Kaufman was born to Jacob Kaufman and Mary Eidt Ratz in Kitchener, Ontario on December 21, 1891. On August 22, 1918 she married Albert William Augustine in Kitchener, Ontario and together they had four children; Albert Jacob Augustine, John Ross Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine.

Edna was actively involved with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) and the Zion United Church in Kitchener, Ontario throughout her life.

Edna died on June 3, 1983.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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Jacob and Mary Kaufman were prominent citizens of Kitchener, Ontario from the late 19th century to WWII. Jacob Kaufman (1847-1920) and Mary Ratz (1856-1943) married in 1877. Jacob began his career in the lumber industry but switched to rubber, forming the Kaufman Rubber Company in 1908. Jacob and Mary Kaufman were active in civic and community life, supporting causes such as The Children’s Aid Society, the Kitchener-Waterloo Orphanage, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the YMCA, the YWCA and the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. They had four children, Emma Ratz (1881-1979), Alvin Ratz (1885-1979), Milton Ratz (1886-19--?) and Edna Louise (1891-1983).

Emma Kaufman dedicated her life to the Young Women’s Christian Association, serving for thirty years in Japan and Canada. The Emperor of Japan presented her with a memorial cup in 1965, the 60th Anniversary of the YWCA in Japan, and in the same year she received an International Cooperation Year medal presented by Cardinal Leger in Montreal.

Alvin (“A.R.”) Kaufman ran the rubber company started by his father and became well known as a local philanthropist, supporting many of the same causes as had his parents. He is primarily remembered for his activities in support of the YMCA, YWCA and of family planning and birth control.

Edna Kaufman married Albert William Augustine (1890-1972) Aug. 22, 1918. They had three children, Albert Jacob (1923-1990), John Ross (1927- ), and Mary Caroline (1931- ).

Mary Caroline Augustine married James Milton Ham (1920-1997), who was President of the University of Toronto from 1978-1983.

Augustine, John Ross

  • Person
  • 1927-2014

John Ross Augustine was born to Albert William Augustine and Edna Louise Kaufman in Kitchener, Ontario on December 17, 1927 and was raised alongside his three siblings; Albert Jacob Augustine, David William Augustine, and Mary Caroline Augustine.

John married Annette Helene Gofton (b.October 8, 1929).

John received his MD, with Honours, from the University of Western Ontario in 1952. In 1954, he moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario to establish his own practice as a family physician. From 1956-1959, John received additional training in Toronto, Ontario and subsequently became a certified specialist in internal medicine. Afterwards, he returned to Thunder Bay, Ontario and continued to work as a physician until his retirement in 1994.

John was a leader in the health care sector both as an educator and as an activist. He was involved in many key projects and served in a variety of roles that shaped the Canadian health care system, especially in northern Ontario. For example, John was a founding member of the Thunder Bay branch of the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario and helped set up the first methadone treatment outreach for addicts in the late 1980s. In addition, John helped developed the Northwestern Ontario Medical Program (NOMP) which brought medical students from McMaster Medical School to northwestern Ontario to work with local doctors and health care providers. In the late 1990s, John also worked to establish the Northern Ontario School of Medicine with campuses in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Sudbury, Ontario. It was hoped that the school would encourage more physicians to train and practice in northern Ontario and ultimately sustain a health care system up north. These are a few examples of the projects John worked on during his career. He was actively involved in many other initiatives as well.

John died on April 13, 2014.

Augustine, Laurine Catherine

  • Person
  • 1894-1954

Laurine Catherine Augustine was born on May 13, 1894 to Albert Benjamin Augustine and Caroline Margaret Barabara Augustine (nee Breithaupt) and raised alongside her siblings Albert William Augustine and Anne Melvina Louise Augustine.

She worked as a teacher Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School.

Laurine died on September 13, 1954.

Baker, Florence, Lady

  • Person
  • 1841-1916

Florence Barbara Maria von Sass was a British explorer and abolitionist. Born in Hungary (today Romania), Florence's family was killed during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 leaving her orphaned. When she was fourteen she was sold as a slave in Vidin to Samuel Baker a British explorer and naturalist. Baker was on a hunting trip at the time and allegedly bribed the guards for her after she was intended to be owned by the Pasha of Vidin. Florence and Baker went to Africa where Baker was on an expedition to find the source of the Nile. While traveling in Africa, Florence and Baker came across Murchison Falls and Lake Albert. In 1865 the couple married and Florence became Lady Baker when Samuel Baker was knighted. Due to her parentage and upbringing, although she was a Lady, Florence was not welcome at court. Besides exploration, the Bakers were also abolitionists and in 1869 returned to Africa to help reduce the slave trade in Gondokoro where Florence worked as a medic. Florence and her husband retired to Devon where Florence died in 1916.

Ball, Abram

  • Person
  • January 5, 1829-May 27, 1887

Abram Ball was born to George Ball, a United Empire Loyalist, in Niagara, Ontario. He moved to Galt (Cambridge) where he worked as a lawyer and married Julia Miller (1843-1910). The pair had four children and Abram died in Galt in 1887.

Barrie, Ernest George

  • Person
  • 1894-1989

Ernest George Barrie was born October 6, 1894 in Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario, son of George Redpath Barrie and Mary Carrick. He served in the First World War and afterwards managed Barrie Glove and Knitting Company Ltd. from 1921 until 1969. He was associated with the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada and was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1944. He died October 21, 1989.

Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry)

  • Person
  • 1809-1854

William Henry Bartlett was an artist and author born in Kentish Town, England on March 26, 1809. Throughout his life, Bartlett travelled Europe, America, and the Middle East collecting sketches for his engraving illustrations. Bartlett spent many months visiting Canada in 1838, where he drew sketches of major landmarks such as Niagara Falls, markets in Toronto, landscapes in Montreal, as well as scenes of daily living conditions throughout Western Canada. He died at sea, off the coast of Malta, on September 13, 1854.

Basford, Stanley Ronald

  • Person
  • 1932-2005

Stanley Ronald "Ron" Basford was born on April 22, 1932.

Ron was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver-Burrard in 1963. He was re-elected in 1965. He was re-elected from 1968-1979 but represented the riding of Vancouver Centre.

He served as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs from July 5, 1968 to January 27, 1972. He subsequently served as Minister of State for Urban Affairs (1972–1974), Minister of National Revenue (1974–1975) and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (1975–1978).

The Hon. Stanley Ronald Basford, P.C., Q.C., M.P retired from politics in 1978. After his retirement, he practiced law in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Hon. Stanley Ronald Basford, P.C., Q.C., M.P died on January 31, 2005.

Bastedo, Sara (Sally) Caroline

  • Person
  • 1924-2014

Sara (Sally) Caroline Breithaupt was born in Kitchener, Ontario August 8, 1924 to parents Louis Orville and Sara Caskey. Her siblings were Mary Scott; Louis Paul; and Herbert Caskey. Sally grew up in Kitchener and trained as a nurse at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, graduating in 1946. She married Donald Lou Alexander Bastedo in 1947 and the couple lived in Kitchener where Donald was a pediatrician. The couple had children Mary, Paul, Frank and Jamie. Sally was was a founding member of the K-W Knitters Guild in 1986 and later a member of the Weavers and Quilters guilds. Sally and Donald were also supporters of the Stratford Festival, since its beginnings in a tent in 1953, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. She also enjoyed bridge and golf. Sally died May 8, 2014 in Mount Forest, Ontario. Donald died. September 1, 2006.

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