Reverend Robert Hill Thornton Gravestone
- Brian Winter, Photographer
- Media Type:
- Item Type:
- A black and white photograph of Reverend Robert Hill Thornton's gravestone.
- 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.
- 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
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
- Personal Name(s):
- Thornton, Reverend Robert H. ; Winter, Brian
- Local identifier:
- Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
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- 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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