Fonds - Thomas L. Kinrade fonds

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Thomas L. Kinrade fonds

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  • 1903 (Creation)

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5pp. of textual material

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Thomas L. Kinrade was a Hamilton, Ontario school teacher and served as principal at Cannon Street Public School from 1890 to 1909. Thomas had two sons and three daughters and lived at 105 Herkimer Street with his wife Isabel and his daughters. Thomas owned many rental properties within the city. The Kinrades were highly respected members of the Hamilton community and were seen as very generous. On February 25, 1909, his eldest daughter Ethel was shot dead when she opened the door to a stranger. The tragedy and the sensationalism of the murder took its toll on the family. Thomas retired as principal from the Cannon Street Public School that same year, ending a 34-year career in public education.

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The material was given to the Hamilton Public Library by T. Roy Woodhouse.

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The material consists of one series of correspondence and reminiscences. The material is a one-page letter accompanied by four pages of reminiscences written by Thomas L. Kinrade, of Hamilton, Ontario, to W.C. Morton of Hamilton, Ontario.

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Paper is torn and fragile. Handle with care.

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T. Roy Woodhouse


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Created in September 2017 by Archives Technician Kelly Bucci

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For education-related archival material, please contact the Educational Archives and Heritage Centre. For reference to the Ethel Caroline Kinrade murder, please see the Where-To-Look catalogue at the Local History & Archives Department.

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The fonds was processed in September 2017 by Archives Technician Kelly Bucci

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