Fonds F3517 - Garnet W. Lynd fonds

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Garnet W. Lynd fonds

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CA ON00340 F3517

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  • 1951-1961 (Creation)
    Lynd, Garnet Wilson, 1882-1961

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2 cm of textual records

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Garnet Watson Lynd was born in Port Credit on November 6th, 1882, the son of Benjamin and Ida Lynd. He attended the local public school and later, for eight years, worked in the local starch factory during which time he commuted to Toronto to attend night school. He obtained his matriculation and registered in Victoria College. He was ordained in 1913 in the Presbyterian church. Following his ordination he ministered in various Ontario communities until he retired in 1951. His ministry, however, continued after his retirement. For fifteen years he was the Secretary of the Toronto West Presbytery and its Chairman from 1958 to 1960. Prior to this he had been Chairman of the Toronto Presbytery and the Dufferin-Peel Presbytery. He was a Director of the Ontario Temperance Federation and a member of the South Peel Board of Education. He was also a Director of the South Peel Retarded Children's Association. At time of his death he was engaged in writing a history of the Port Credit community. He died on May 6th, 1961.

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This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of personal register of Rev. Garnet W. Lynd: burial register, 1955-1961; marriage register, 1951-1961. Includes: Toronto, 1951-1961; North York, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960; Mimico, 1956; Port Credit, 1956; Markham, 1956; Thornhill, 1956; Sudbury, 1956; Orangeville, 1956-1958; Brampton, 1956, 1960; Aurora, 1957-1959; Shelburne, 1958; Newmarket, 1959

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  • англійська

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