Individual Record 723

Name}   Detwiller, Robert Hamilton Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  5 Nov 1885 Place} Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Fam  4 Feb 1914 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 15 Jan 1958 Place} Imperial, Saskatchewan
Burial: Date} Aft 15 Jan 1958 Place} Imperial Cemetery, Imperial, R.M. of Big Arm #251, SK
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 908 =1891 CAN cen
Source 4} 1298=City directy
Source 5} 954 =1911 CAN cen
Source 6} 946 = 1916 SK cen
Source 7} 957 = Homstead rec
Source 8} 407 = Newspaper
Source 9} 1539=1921 Can cen
Source 10} 956 = Geog history
Source 11} 1360=Voter record
Source 12} 1362=Photograph
Source 13} 963 = Cemetery rec
Source 14} 1413=Cemetery rec
Source 15} 1363=Genealogy
Parents: } Alexander Detwiller and Elizabeth Parker
   Relationship No.} 219
1st Household No.} 351 = Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Clerk
       Occupation 2} Farmer
       Occupation 3} Highway grader
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Shaw, Lucy Henreitta
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  According to family reports, Robert Hamilton Detwiller, known as Bob, was born 5 Nov 1885, in Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario.  He was the youngest of thirteen children.
His older siblings were Rebecca, born in 1860, Marion, 1862, Elizabeth, 1865, John, 1867, Alexander, 1870, Annie, 1873, William, 1875, James, 1876, Isabella, 1878, and Innis, 1883.  Bertha, born in 1869, died as an infant, and Christopher, 1863, died in 1876.  Robert's father, Alexander Detwiller, died in 1887.

In the 1891 Canada census, Robert was living with his mother Elizabeth, and Marion, Isabella, and Innis, in the town of Mitchell.

Some of Robert's older sisters and brothers moved to Jamestown, New York.  In the Jamestown City Directory, 1901-1902 Robert is listed as living at the residence of his sister Marion, along with Annie, Elizabeth, and Isabelle.  He was a clerk, working at 5 E. 1st, Jamestown.

In the 1911 Canada census, Robert was living with his brothers Gavin and Innis in Imperial Village, Humbolt, Saskatchewan.

According to family records, Robert married Henrietta Shaw, a neighbor, on 4 Feb 1914.  He was 29, and she was 21.  In the 1916 Saskatchewan census they are located in Wood Creek, Last Mountain, and had a baby daughter named Florence Margaret, born in 1916.  The homestead was located on the SE Sec. 10, Twp. 28, Range 25, W2nd Meridian.  His brothers Innis and James were farming on adjacent lots.

In the 1921 Canada census, Robert was still farming in Wood Creek.  Two more children had been added to the family, namely George William in 1917, and Marion Henrietta, 1920.  Their last son, Robert Milton, was born in 1930.

Robert Hamilton Detwiller Robert is seen at left with his mother and three of his brothers.  According to Source 956, Robert hauled firewood from Manitou Beach during the winter.  In the 1930's he worked for the Department of Highways, grading the highway with a horse-drawn maintainer.  He was a member of the Imperial school board, and a member of the United Church board.  In the 1935, 1938, 1940, and 1945 Canada Voter Lists, Robert is listed as a farmer in the Lake Centre electoral district.

Robert and Henrietta moved to town in 1950, and retired from farming in 1953.  In 1957, He is listed in the electoral district of Moose Jaw-Lake Centre.

Robert died 15 January 1958, in Imperial.  Lucy died in 1980.  Both are buried in the Imperial Cemetery, Imperial, Saskatchewan.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Robert Hamilton
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 31 Jan 2014
Date Created}  19 Nov 1997
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