Item 17 - Peter Fenton 1930, 1931, 1932 - 17

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Peter Fenton 1930, 1931, 1932 - 17

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ON00120 026-14-1-17

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  • Between 1930 and 1932 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w copy print ; 24 x 19 cm mounted in a wood frame 31 x 25 cm

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(1892-1930)

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One image of Mayor Peter Fenton (1885-1953, Mayor of the Town of Sudbury in 1930 & Mayor of the City of Sudbury 1930-1932).

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Item has been digitized. Prints of image may be requested. Email archives@greatersudbury.ca for more information.

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Peter Fenton was born May 12, 1885 to Peter Fenton (a Domestic Gardener) and Isabella Wilson in Dunfermline, Scotland (County of Fife). He immigrated in 1906 to Canada, arriving on April 4, 1906 in Halifax via the ship "Mongolian," and traveling to Toronto, Ontario. He lived in Toronto and Hamilton but decided to move to Sudbury around 1907. Fenton returned to Scotland to marry Jenny Williamson Gibson (a Weaver) in Dunfermline on January 28, 1909. The couple then went out west, living in Alberta for a brief time. After returning to Sudbury, Fenton worked as a joiner, a building contractor, an insurance adjuster, and a politician. Peter Fenton passed away on October 5, 1953 in Sudbury, Ontario.

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To learn more about Peter Fenton, see "Picture of Peter Fenton, Seeking Election," The Sudbury Star, January 2, 1918, p. 8; "Warm Contest for Council 1918," The Sudbury Star, January 5, 1918, p. 1; "Councillor Peter Fenton Who Advanced Claims Ryan Ward," The Sudbury Star, April 9, 1919, p. 6; "Peter Fenton for Mayor," The Sudbury Star, December 27, 1919, p. 3; "Mrs. Peter Fenton Sr., Mr. James Fenton, and Misses Christina and Nellie Fenton Arrived in Sudbury from Dunfermline, Scotland," The Sudbury Star, May 8, 1920, p. 10; "Peter Fenton Dies Monday; Achieved Ambition to Tell Folks He Was 'Lord Mayor,'" The Sudbury Star, October 6, 1953, p. 13; "Obituary [Jenny Fenton]," The Sudbury Star, July 5, 1966, p. 3; and "First Mayor of City was Last Mayor of Town," The Northern Life, September 15, 1976, p. A4

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