Date Published: 1886
Binding: No binding
Was folded now flat. 8-1/2 x 14 inches. Printed document with hand written specific information regarding Thomas Edward Aikenhead 1886. Faded Lieutenant Governor of Ontario seal with green ribbon on top left. Some fold tears at top and bottom not affecting type or hand writing. Very good condition overall.
Signed by John Beverley Robinson, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on top and George E. Lumsden, Assistant Provincial Secretary on bottom left
The Hon. John Beverley Robinson (1821-1896), the 2nd son of Sir John Beverley Robinson, was a Canadian politician, lawyer and businessman. He was mayor of Toronto and a provincial and federal member of parliament. He was the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Ontario between the years 1880-1887.
George E. Lumsden (1847-1903) After a career in journalism, George Lumsden entered the Ontario Civil Service in 1880, rising to become Assistant Provincial Secretary, an office comparable to Deputy Minister. First Canadian born president of The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada from 1900-1901.
Appointment subject, Thomas Edward Aikenhead, son of James Aikenhead, was born in Toronto on Sept. 14, 1859. His profession was consistently stated as being "hardware merchant." On Oct. 14, 1884, Thomas Edward was married at Flesherton, Grey Co., to Lydia Adelaide Armstrong (b. Mar. 31, 1861), the daughter of John Wesley and Eliza Jane (nee Wilson) Armstrong. The Aikenhead family lived for a time on Henry Street in Toronto, and the census records showed that they often employed at least one domestic servant. (In 1891, Charlotte Armstrong; in 1901, Mary Smith.) By 1921, the family (Thomas, Lydia and Ruby) lived at 92 Dunvegan Road in Toronto. Lydia died in 1944.
Very Good. Item #7684