File 16 - Map of Southern Ontario showing rail lines

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Map of Southern Ontario showing rail lines

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  • [before 1918] (Creation)
    Duncan Lithography Company Limited

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1 map : col., lithograph mounted on board ; 69 x 51 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: H3693

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Map of Southern Ontario showing railroad lines.

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Map cabinet drawer 17

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