|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||
|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
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 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}|
|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}|
Cause of Death}
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