Reverend Robert Hill Thornton Gravestone


Description
Creator:
Brian Winter, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph of Reverend Robert Hill Thornton's gravestone.
Notes:
Reverend Dr. Robert Hill Thornton was born in April 1806 at Calder, near Edinburgh, Scotland and attended the University of St. Andrews and the Secessionist Church College in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1833 he received a call to become the first Presbyterian Minister in Whitby Township and established his church at Dundas Street and Kendalwood Road. In 1837 he moved to the site of the Union Cemetery where he built a brick church and a school. He established churches at Columbus, Pickering, Dunbarton and Claremont. He was Superintendent of Education in Whitby Township from the 1840's until his death. In 1861 he took over St. Andrew's congregation in Oshawa, where he died on February 11, 1875. Reverend Thornton is buried at Union Cemetery, Oshawa.
Inscriptions:
ROBERT H. THORNTON D.D./ A NATIVE OF/ WEST CALDER. NEAR EDINBURGH./ SCOTLAND./ CAME TO WHITBY TOWNSHIP 1833./ DIED/ OSHAWA, FEB. 11, 1875./ AGED 88 Y'RS & 10 MO'S./ LEAVING TO OUR COUNTRY/ THE IMPERISHABLE RECORD OF/ AN EARNEST LIFE/ HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP
Dimensions:
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Thornton, Reverend Robert H. ; Winter, Brian
Local identifier:
A2013_004_458B
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8915847405771 Longitude: -78.8925711749267
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Holder:
Whitby Archives
Recommended Citation:
Reverend Robert Hill Gravestone, Date Unknown, Brian Winter. Whitby Archives A2013_004_458B.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Reverend Robert Hill Thornton Gravestone


A black and white photograph of Reverend Robert Hill Thornton's gravestone.