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Henry Bertram

Henry Bertram

Male 1856 - 1945  (89 years)

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  • Name Henry Bertram 
    Born 19 Jan 1856  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Orford Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1881  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1921  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Governor's Road.
      He's a manufacturer.
    Died 3 Nov 1945  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1091  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2017 

    Father John Bertram,   b. 13 Sep 1829, , Eddleston, Peeblesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1906, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bennet,   b. 25 Feb 1831, , Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1904, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 7 May 1852  , Stow, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jennie Graham,   b. 4 Nov 1858, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1939, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1881  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Louise Winnifred Bertram,   b. 27 Jul 1882, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1891  (Age 8 years)
    +2. Jennie Kirkhope Bertram,   b. 25 Jul 1884, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1965, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Henry Graham Bertram,   b. 9 May 1886, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1956  (Age 70 years)
     4. Stirling Aimers Bertram,   b. 19 Aug 1888, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1917, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +5. Lieutenant Colonel Lennard Halliday Bertram, MC , E. D.,   b. 10 Feb 1893, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1964, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Bennet Bertram,   b. 29 Oct 1894, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1975, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Andrew Alexander Bertram,   b. 14 Apr 1900, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1958  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1856 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Orford Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1881 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1945 - Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Henry Bertram
    Henry Bertram
    courtesy Lennard Bertram Brydon
    Henry Bertram
    Henry Bertram
    son of John Bertram and Elizabeth Bennet
    Henry Bertram
    Henry Bertram

  • Notes 
    • Henry Bertram was born on January 19, 1856, the second son of John Bertram and Elizabeth Bennet. He married Jennie Graham on October 26, 1881 at the home of the bride's parents Andrew Graham and Jessie Smith. Together they had seven children: Louise Winnifred Bertram born July 27, 1882, Jennie Kirkhope Bertram born July 25, 1884, Henry Graham Bertram born May 9, 1886, Stirling Aimers Bertram born August 19, 1888, Lennard Halliday Bertram born February 10, 1893, Elizabeth (Bessie) Bennet born October 29, 1894, and Andrew Alexander Bertram (Tim) born April 14, 1900. Jennie Graham died June 19, 1939 and was buried in Grove cemetery in Dundas. Henry Bertram died November 3, 1945 and was buried with his wife in Grove cemetery. Henry Bertram was born in Dundas and spent his first two years living there before the economic situation forced his father to move the family to Kent County. Henry spent the next five years in Kent County in a log house constructed by his father on their hundred acre bush farm. In 1862, John Bertram moved his family back to Dundas and resumed his engineering career. After gaining some success in the business, he constructed the Bertram family house of Glenholme and this is where Henry Bertram would reside until he constructed his own house at 76 Alma Street in Dundas, in either 1876 or 1878. He would reside in this house until the death of his father in 1906, at which time he moved back into Glenholme and remained there until his death in 1945. Henry Bertram attended the Dundas Public and High Schools after his family returned to Dundas after living in Kent County. After high school, at the age of 15, Henry Bertram began a five year apprenticeship in the shop of McKechnie and Bertram. He worked 10 hour days and took night classes in mechanical drawing from W.A. Edwards, a pattern maker and a graduate of the Manchester School of Science. By the age of 16, Henry was a member of the militia. After finishing his apprenticeship, Henry was stricken with typhoid and was bedridden for several months, upon his recovery he attended a commercial college, Canada Business College, located in Hamilton where he was trained for business. Henry Bertram began his career as an apprentice in his father's shop of McKechnie and Bertram. After completing his training he took a job building water wheels in a shop near Picton in Prince Edward County. After a year in Picton, Henry returned to Dundas and worked in the Bertram shop. His positions before 1900 are not clearly known; it is clear that in 1886 he was made a partner and this is reflected in 1901, when the company was incorporated, as he was shown as a stockholder. During this period, Henry Bertram was also elected mayor of Dundas in 1898. After the death of his father, in 1906, Henry became secretary-treasurer and in active management of the works. There is some indication that Henry may have been made secretary-treasurer in 1901 not in 1906. When Alexander Bertram moved to Montreal in 1912, Henry was entirely in charge of the Bertram shop in Dundas. In 1926, Henry was the prime architect of the purchase of John Bertram & Sons Co. from the Niles Bement Pond Company. Following this event Henry had what appears to have been a stroke during a vacation to Australia and subsequently reduced his role in the company shifting power to his son Henry Graham Bertram. Henry Bertram had several passions outside of his business interests. These included rifle shooting in his younger days, culminating in his participation on the Canadian team at Bisley in 1894. Henry's true passion in his life was growing flowers, primarily roses and peonies. He had extensive gardens located on the Glenholme estate. In 1924 and 1925, he was awarded the highest points at the Ontario Rose show and many articles were published about his flowers. Henry Bertram was also a member of The Hamilton Club, Valley Lodge No. 100 A.F. & A.M. and St. Paul's United Church where he served as chairman of the board of stewards
      source: http://www.archeion.ca/bertram-henry-1856-1945