File 15 - Map of Southern Ontario showing rail and marine shipping lines

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Map of Southern Ontario showing rail and marine shipping lines

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  • 1899 (Creation)
    London Printing and Lithography Company, Limited

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1 map : col. ; 64 x 100 cm

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Richard Hobson (1938) was born to Wilfred Hobson (1899-1995) and Kathleen McKittrick (1904-1992). The family has its roots in the United Kingdom, and Hobson’s paternal grandfather Edward came to Canada from Ireland in 1884 and his father Wilfred from England in 1910. The two families settled in Ontario and Kathleen and Wilfred met in Toronto at St. Clement’s Church Tennis Club. Kathleen and Wilifred married and went on to have three children: John Edward (1933), Richard James (1938) and Kathleen Margaret Stephanie (?).

Richard Hobson married Mary (Penny) Paisley (b.1939), daughter of Elmer Paisley (1907-1976) and Margaret Rieder. Penny Paisley’s mother Margaret was the daughter of local prominent businessman Talmon Rieder and his wife Martha Anthes. (from Ancestry and "Hobson, Richard. One tree many roots. Waterloo: Richard Hobson, 2010").

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This map was catalogued in the University of Waterloo Library catalogue. Call number: H3692

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Map of Southern Ontario showing railroad lines and marine shipping lines. The borders of the map list rail stops.

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Map is ripped at edges, with tearing through a good part of the right hand side.

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Map cabinet drawer 17

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Recto of map reads: Compliments of the Plymouth Binder Twine Agency, Toronto, Ont. W.R. Hobbs, Manage. Use this celebrated brand of twine and have no breakages, no stoppages, no idle men, no idle horded. For sale by M. Weichel and Son, wholesalers and retail dealers in hardware, stoves, tinwares, paints, oils, glass, etc. Waterloo and Elmira.

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