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P Lamb

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Section K, Lot 68 Toronto Necropolis Peter arrived in Toronto in 1834. In 1848 he established the P. R. Lamb Manufactory at the east end of Amelia Street. The first major industry to establish west of the Don River between Queen and Bloor Streets, Lamb’s produced a number of well-known products. Th

Eloul

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Section E, Lot 443 Toronto Necropolis   An Israeli/Canadian post-war sculptor, Kosso Eloul’s monumental geometric sculptures can be found in Canadian cities such as Toronto, Kingston, Montréal and Ottawa. His sculptures can also be found in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Jerusalem and Mexico C

Blackburn

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Section E, Lot 100 Toronto Necropolis Thornton and Lucie Blackburn were Kentucky slaves who attempted to escape slavery, but were arrested in Detroit in 1831. An uprising in Detroit by black supporters helped the Blackburns flee to Canada. They settled in Toronto where Thornton took a job as a waite

Mattheson

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Section K, Lot 107 Toronto Necropolis On May 31, 1866, members of the Queen’s Own Regiment of Volunteers (now the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada) were attending an evening concert at the old Mechanics Institute at Church and Adelaide Streets, when an officer entered the hall and announced that the b

McEachren

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Section K, Lot 72 Toronto Necropolis On May 31, 1866, members of the Queen’s Own Regiment of Volunteers (now the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada) were attending an evening concert at the old Mechanics Institute at Church and Adelaide Streets, when an officer entered the hall and announced that the bat

Lount

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Section C, Lot 19 Toronto Necropolis Following the suppression of Mackenzie’s rebellious forces in a brief, almost comical skirmish near the present Yonge and Carleton intersection, many of the rebels attempted to leave the province to avoid capture. Two who were unable to escape were Peter Matthe

Matthews

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Section C, Lot 19 Toronto Necropolis Following the suppression of Mackenzie’s rebellious forces in a brief, almost comical skirmish near the present Yonge and Carleton intersection, many of the rebels attempted to leave the province to avoid capture. Two who were unable to escape were Peter Matthew

Gairey

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Section 40, Lot 645 Prospect Cemetery   Harry Gairey led the fight against discrimination for more than 75 years, and was a symbol of hope for Metropolitan Toronto’s black community. Born in St. Anne’s, Jamaica, Gairey came to Toronto in 1914. While working as a porter for Canadian Pacific Railways,

Garfield

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Section 22, Lot 535 Prospect Cemetery   On January 20, 1921, Ben Johnson, a restaurant owner in Woodstock, Ontario was shot and killed. On January 21, 25-year-old Norman Garfield and his 20-year-old brother, Denton, were arrested in London and charged. Denton, who testified against his brother, was

Lucas

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Section 13, Lot 415 and Section 13, Lot 416 Prospect Cemetery Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin were the last two Canadians to suffer the death penalty before the abolition of capital punishment. They were hanged in the Don Jail back-to-back, shortly after midnight on December 11, 1962. Ronald Turpin,