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Captain Robert Wilson, 1806-1888.


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Capt. Robert Wilson was well known to many black slaves, fleeing on the underground railway, whom he allowed to stowaway on his vessels as he crossed Lake Ontario. His funeral was the first held in the new Knox church building.
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
KNOXOAK00054
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement:
Public domain. Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact:
Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville
Email:
WWW address:
Agency street/mail address:
89 Dunn Street, Oakville ON L6J 3C8, Canada, (905) 844-3472.
Captain Robert Wilson, 1806-1888.
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Captain Robert Wilson, 1806-1888.


Capt. Robert Wilson was well known to many black slaves, fleeing on the underground railway, whom he allowed to stowaway on his vessels as he crossed Lake Ontario. His funeral was the first held in the new Knox church building.