Fonds 00961 - Robert Livingstone fonds

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Robert Livingstone fonds

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CA ON00131 00961

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  • 1922-1923; 1932-1933; 1935-1942; 1946-1960 (Creation)
    Livingstone, Robert

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40 cm of textual records

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Robert Livingstone was born in Staffa, Ontario on February 4, 1889. He served in World War One as a Private in the 8th Field Ambulance of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. In 1917, Robert was wounded from shell shrapnel during the Battle of Passchendaele, and was deemed medically unfit for service. He was discharged from the military in 1918 and shortly after, he met and married his first wife, Margaret Jane Miller (also of Staffa, Ontario). They moved to Hamilton, Ontario and resided at 235 Sherman Avenue South. Robert was a civil servant (department unknown), for the City of Hamilton and kept time sheets for road and sewer work employees. Robert's wife died in 1936 and he married his second wife, Annie Mary Jones in 1950. Robert died in 1968 and is buried in the Staffa Cemetery in Staffa, Ontario.

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The custodial history for this material is unknown. Hamilton Public Library Local History & Archives department has no record of this acquisition.

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The fonds consists of 20 handwritten journals that address topics such as the weather, mundane activities of everyday life, and historical events such as royal visits, the Depression, World War Two and the Korean War.

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The journals are in good condition.

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The fonds was processed in 2015 by Archives Technician Kelly Bucci.

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