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Henry Graham Bertram

Henry Graham Bertram

Male 1886 - 1956  (70 years)

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  • Name Henry Graham Bertram 
    Born 9 May 1886  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Jun 1956 
    Buried Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1094  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2019 

    Father Henry Bertram,   b. 19 Jan 1856, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1945, Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Histories
    Glenholme, Dundas Ontario
    Glenholme, Dundas Ontario
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1886 - 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 MapsBuried - - Grove Cemetery, Dundas, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Henry Graham Bertram
    Henry Graham Bertram

  • Notes 
    • Henry Graham Bertram, also known as Graham Bertram, was born May 9, 1886 in Dundas, Ontario. He married Mabel Ford Richardson on April 14, 1921, together they had four children. The oldest Alice Winnifred Bertram was born February 25, 1922 in Dundas, Ontario. The next child to follow was Barbara Bertram born June 14, 1925 in Dundas, Ontario. Henry's third child Eva Richardson Bertram was born on January 14, 1928. Their fourth child Jean Elizabeth Bertram was born on April 04, 1930. Mabel Ford Richardson died January 19, 1952 in Dundas, Ontario. Henry Graham Bertram died June 16, 1956. Henry Graham was born in Dundas and remained there for most of his life. When Henry Graham was 18, he moved to Lake Temiskaming to work as a carpenter. The following year in November of 1905, he moved with his friend Harry Lennard to Banff and lived at the Grand View Villa. Following his Banff experience, he moved to teach at Western Canada College, where he lived on a ranch owned by a Mr. Woolliams. Starting in 1909, he moved to Winnipeg so that he could work in the C.P.R. Railway Shops; he lived at 462 Elgin Ave. He left his position at C.P.R. August 27, 1909. Following the earthquake in Costa Rica in 1910, he moved to Cartago, with relatives to aid in reconstruction. Graham left Costa Rica in 1912 and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico for two months before moving to Juarex, Chilhuahua, Mexico to work for the Mexico North Western Railway. Graham continued living here until 1913 when fighting broke out forcing the railway company to let him go. Following a short illness, spinal meningitis, in New Mexico, Graham returned to Dundas in September 1913 where he would spend the rest of his life. In 1924, he purchased the house at 32 Cross Street in Dundas and made that his home until his death in 1956. Henry Graham's education began in Dundas, with his attendance of the Dundas Central School and High School. In the fall of 1905, he began attending Hamilton Collegiate but continued only for a few months before moving to Banff. He entered Queen's University in 1907 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1910. He was named a Councilor of Queen's university in 1946 and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Queen's university, May 15, 1948. Graham apprenticed in several shops including the C.P.R. Railway shops in Winnipeg in 1909. Beginning in the summer of 1905, Graham started doing draft work in the office of The John Bertram & Sons Co. Ltd. Graham held a number of positions during his career including working as a carpenter at Lumsden's Saw Mill in Lake Temiskaming. He also taught school at Western Canada College from June 16, 1906 to February 7, 1907. He worked as a ranch hand in the summer of 1907. In 1909, he worked in the Railway Shops of C.P.R.. He spent two years working to restore Costa Rica after an earthquake of 1910. After leaving Costa Rica, Graham worked for the Mexico North Western Railway before fighting in that country devastated the railway business. Upon returning to Dundas, Graham took up a Shop Engineer position in The John Bertram & Sons Co. Ltd. in 1913. By 1914, Graham was moved to the main office to work in the Order Department, preparing orders and writing requisition orders for items needed in the building of the machines. Graham worked several weeks in the Accounting Department, learning to prepare financial documents before he was transferred to the Drawing Room in 1916. By 1926, Graham had taken an active role in running the company in the position of Secretary and Treasurer. Following his father's illness, Graham Bertram effectively took over his duties in 1927. Henry Graham Bertram was not officially named president until the death of his father, Henry Bertram, in 1945. In his personal life, Graham Bertram took an active role in the community of Dundas and Hamilton through his membership in a number of groups and clubs in addition to his financial support of several endeavors including the rebuilding of St. Paul's Church after it burned down in 1931 and the founding of the Dundas Historical Society Museum. He also enjoyed stamp collecting. He was a member of the executive of the Canadian Manufacturers Association. He was also on the Advisory board of the Royal Trust Co and a director of the Equitable Life Insurance Co. In addition to his role on the University council and Trustee board of Queen's University, He was also on the board of governors of Hamilton College. He was also chairman of the Knowles Bequest committee. He was a member of the Valley Lodge No. 100 A.F. & A.M. as well as being in the Scottish Rite of Hamilton. He was also on the board of trustees of St. Paul's United Church.

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