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Agnew, Edward, fl. 1905-1922

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Edward Agnew (fl. 1905-1922) was a farmer on Lot 6, Concession 2 of Nassagaweya Township, Halton County, Ontario during the early twentieth century.

Agnew, G. Harvey, 1895-1971

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  • 1895-1971

Dr. G. Harvey Agnew (1895-1971) was a member of the TWH medical staff during the 1920s and 1930s and served as Secretary of the Medical Staff in 1924. He was born in Toronto. Dr. Agnew established the department of hospital administration at the University of Toronto in 1946. At that time, it was the first of its kind in Canada. In 1928 the Canadian Medical Association appointed him administrator of a new advisory service to Canadian hospitals. He was executive secretary of the Canadian Hospital Council (precursor to the Canadian Hospital Association) from 1931-1950. In 1950 he joined Jeergard, Agnew and Craig, a firm of hospital consultants, and in 1958 he formed the firm of Agnew, Peckham and Associates. Dr. Agnew was considered an authority on hospital administration and design.

Agnew, Jean (Jean Dalziel)

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Jean Agnew was a former Vaughan, Ontario resident and a descendant of one of area's founding families, the Dalziels.

Agricultural Research Wives

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The Agricultural Research Wives was a volunteer organization created in 1964 to promote fellowship among the wives of employees of the Research Branch of the Federal Department of Agriculture. The organization was disbanded in 1982.

Agricultural Society of the County of Addington

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The Agricultural Society of the County of Addington was formed on February 5, 1853 in Mill Creek, Ontario, and sponsored yearly agricultural exhibitions where competitions were held in a number of agricultural and related activities.

Agudath Achim Congregation (Ottawa, Ont.)

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The formal beginning of the Agudath Achim or the United Hebrew Brethern Congregation was on Rideau Street at number 417 in 1902. The founding trustees of Abraham Kert, trader and traveller, Moses Rudman (Roodman) peddler, Myer Held, peddler, Elias Pullan, merchant, Issac Noe, carpenter, Michael Adelman, peddler, Moses Merson, upholsterer committed the congregation to a $3000 mortgage for the purchase and conversion of a building at 417 Rideau Street. The cornerstone for a new synagogue at 417 Rideau was laid on July 1st, l912. On January 19, 1913 a new synagogue, designed by Burgess & Coyle with a seating capacity for 400, was opened. The Building Committee consisted of Israel Sugarman, Chairman, Henry Finkelstein, President, 1912, Araham L. Florence, President, l913 and Kastrel Cohen, Secretary. The synagogue was extended in 1928. In 1955-1956, Congregation Agudath Achim amalgamated with Congregation Adath Jeshurun to form Congregation Beth Shalom, and their new synagogue was dedicated in 1957. Rabbi Joseph D. Berger served the Congregation from 1902 to 1927. When the Congregation joined the Associated Synagogues of Ottawa the shared Rabbis were Abraham H. Freedman, William Margolis, Oscar Z. Fasman, Emanuel Lifschutz and Simon L. Eckstein. Religious functionaries included Rev. Louis Doctor, Cantor Jacob Dorskind, Rabbi Max Maser, Rabbi Aaron Weiss, Rev. Hyman Gertler, and Rev. Jacob Y. Cement.

Agudath Israel Congregation (Ottawa, Ont.)

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In September 1932 about 16 families headed by Mr. J. Taller united to form a minyan (quorum) for the High Holidays in the West End. In April 1936 the group organized itself into a permanent Congregation which was chartered under the name Agudath Israel in 1938. The first president was Harry Leikin, and other founding officers included Alexander Kelman, Morris Goldberg and Norman Kalin. In March 1938 at a cost of $3000 the Anglican Church at 17 Fairmont Avenue was purchased as a sanctuary. The next congregation move was to 30 Rosemount. In 1947 Hon. Abraham Lieff became President of the Congregation and early in his seventeen year tenure as President, the Congregation moved from orthodox to conservative. On March 11, l951, the Congregation became affiliated with the United Synagogue of America. In 1954, 8 acres of land bounded by Kirkwood, Coldrey, and Laperriere was purchased, with construction of the new Synagogue beginning in 1958. The new Synagogue at 1400 Coldrey Ave. was opened in 1960. Until 1949, community rabbis were shared. Rabbi Fasman officiated at the opening of 17 Fairmount and Rabbi Kravetz conducted High Holidays in the early 1940s. In 1948, Rabbi Morris D. Margolis was engaged as the first spiritual leader of the Congregation, followed by Rabbis Samuel Burstein, 1951-1959, Kurtz, (1959-1961), J. Benjamin Friedberg, 1961-1974, Roy Tanenbaum, 1974-1976, Irving Schreier, 1976-1982, Arnold Fine since l982. Cantor Aptowitzer served the congregation from 1952 to 1994, followed by Samuel Linkofsky, and Stephen Chaiet. A gala celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the congregation was held on April 11, 1989 at 1400 Coldrey. An exhibition of photographs and an anniversary booklet entitled “50th Anniversary” was produced.

Ahern, Frances Robin

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  • 1904-2004

Frances Eleanor Ahern (nee Robin) was born in Toronto on May 14, 1904 to the late Jane Caroline (Reid) and Vavasor Robin. In 1928, Frances joined the staff at Appleby School (now College) as the administrative assistant to Headmaster John Guest as served in this role until his retirement in 1934. That same year, Frances married Appleby Old Boy Arthur “Curly” Henry Ahern (class of 1920). Together they had two children Margot and Nick (class of 1958). In 1953, Frances returned to Appleby College as the administrative assistant to Headmaster John Bell till 1958, and returned from 1961 to 1965.

Frances was a founding member and former director of the Oakville Historical Society where she held positions of treasurer and membership secretary. She was also an executive member of the Oakville Ladies Auxiliary.In 1981, Frances published Oakville A Small Town: 1990-1930 and authored the addendum to Oakville and The Sixteen by Hazel Mathews.

Frances died on March 18, 2004 at age 100.

Ahoghill Loyal Orange Lodge #230

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Ahoghill Loyal Orange Lodge #230 was originally founded in 1838 with a new warrant being issued to North Dorchester, Ontario area in April, 1848. The lodge was moved to Crumlin (now a part of London, Ontario) on February 23, 1850 and was named Ahoghill after the Irish home-town of some of the founders. The lodge initially met in a brick lodge room erected just east of Crumlin; beginning in 1888, meetings were held in the Orange Hall at 866 Adelaide Street North in London, Ontario. The earliest known officers (1888) were: Bro. Samuel Clare – Worshipful Master Bro. Hans Walker – Deputy Master Bro. William Walker – Chaplain Bro. William Brett – Recording Secretary Bro. Robert Clare – Financial Secretary Bro. John Walker – Treasurer

Aidas Hamilton Lithuanian Girls' Choir

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  • 1970-1985

Aidas was founded in 1970 under the administration of Jeronimas Pleinys and musical direction of soloist Vaclovas Verikaitis. The choir's first performance was held on March 1, 1970 in Hamilton and on March 14, 1970, the choir was named Aidas (Echo). About 50 singers between 14-20 years of age sang in the choir. Aidas performed in various cities throughout North America and South America and Europe and recorded three phonograph records . In 1970 until 1982, the choir was under the musical direction of Jonas Govedas; from 1982-1984 under the direction of Darija Deksnys-Powell and from 1982 until the choir disbanded in 1985 under the musical direction of Jonas Govedas.

Aikenhead Hardware Co

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Aikenhead Hardware began as a Ridout's Hardware Store at the corner of King and Yonge Streets in 1830 in York, Upper Canada. The store became Ridout, Aikenhead and Crombie in 1868. By 1893, the store had moved to Adelaide Street East and Thomas E. Aikenhead had taken over as sole owner and the company became known as Aikenhead Hardware Co. By 1905, Aikenhead's had moved to Temperance Street and was reorganised as a limited stock company known as Aikenhead Hardware Limited. Successive members of the Aikenhead family ran the company until it ceased operation in the 1990s.

Aikenhead, James R., 1863-1946

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  • 1863-1946

Rev. James Robert Aikenhead was born in Toronto in 1863, and died at the age of 83, June 16, 1946. Aikenhead entered the ministry at age 21 and his charges in Toronto included Westmoreland Avenue United Church, King Street United Church, Davenport Road United Church. Aikenhead’s wife was Elizabeth Dimsdale who was the first woman evangelist to be appointed by the Toronto Conference of the Methodist Church in 1885. His daughter, Gertrude Aikenhead was superintendent of the Fred Victor home for Girls, and he also had a son, James Aikenhead.

Aikins, James Cox, 1823-1904

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  • 1823-1904

James Cox Aikins, P.C. (1823-1904) was a farmer, member of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, a Senator, a member of various Federal Cabinets, and a Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba.

James Aikins was born in Toronto and was educated at local school and Victoria College, Cobourg. He became a farmer in Peel County and in 1854 was elected as a member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly for Peel County, which he held until 1861. In 1862 he was elected to the Home District seat (Peel and Hamilton counties) in the Legislative Council, which he held until confederation. In May of 1867, he was called to the Senate of the new Dominion, and sat until May of 1882. In 1869 he was made a minister without portfolio, and was sworn in as a Privy Councillor and as Secretary of State for Canada. He held the post of Secretary of State until 1873, and was given the post again in 1878. In 1880 he was made Minister of the Interior, and in 1882 he became the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and Keewatin, a term which expired in 1888. He turned to business activities until 1896, when he was recalled to the Senate.

Aikins was also treasurer of the Methodist Missionary Society and President of the Methodist Social Union. He also served as vice- president of the Ontario Prohibition Alliance.

In private business, Aikins held directorships in several companies, including the Freehold Loan and Savings Company, the Ontario Bank, the Loan and Deposit Company, the Manitoba and Northwest Loan Company, and the Trusts Corporation of Ontario.

In 1845, Aikins married Mary Elizabeth Somerset, by whom he had four daughters and three sons. The eldest daughter, Helena, married the Reverend Donald George Sutherland, son of Captain James Sutherland, in 1872.

Ailsa Craig Pastoral Charge (Ont.)

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  • 1925-

Ailsa Craig Pastoral Charge was formed in 1925 at church union and included: Ailsa Craig and Carlisle. Brinsley United Church would join the charge ca. 1956 with the dissolution of Crediton Pastoral Charge. It is still an active pastoral charge of the United Church of Canada.

Ailsa Craig United Church, located at 156 Main Street in Ailsa Craig, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian.

Brinsley United Church, located at 34713 Brinsley Road in North Middlesex, was established in 1925, formerly Methodist.

Carlisle United Church, located at 19 Falkirk Street in North Middlesex, was established in 1925, formerly Presbyterian

Ailsa Craig Presbyterian Church (Ont.)

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Ailsa Craig Presbyterian Church was organized on November 17, 1870. The first minister was The Rev. J. Rennie, who continued to serve the congregation until 1888. The first church building to house the congregation was built in 1871. This church was replaced with a newer one in 1929.

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