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Hugh McCulloch
Esson, James, Photographer
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Black and white, head and shoulders, oval-shaped, studio portrait of Hugh McCulloch, 1826-1910, of Galt, Ontario.
Born in 1826 in Ayrshire, Scotland, Hugh McCulloch came to Canada on 24 August 1850. In 1859, he and his business partner, John Goldie, purchased the Crombie Factory located in Galt, and renamed the factory Goldie-McCulloch Limited. As the business flourished, factory operations included the manufacturing of boilers, engines, flour, sawmill and wood-working machinery, safes and vaults. He was company president between 1901-1910, but retired in 1906. McCulloch also co-owned, with David Spiers, the Galt Gas Works and later Galt Electric Company.

McCulloch served on the Galt Collegiate Institute Board, Galt municipal Council, and was a member of the Galt, Preston, and Hespeler Street Railway. He was also the director of Gore Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Millers and Manufacturers Insurance Company.

He died on 3 September 1910 and is buried in Mount View Cemetery.

James Esson was a photographer in Preston between 1870-1920. His studio was located at 113 Queen Street.
Front: Hugh McCulloch, Galt
b. Sept. 19 1826
d. Sept. 3 1910
Esson, Preston, Ont.

Reverse: WHS 236 28-12-1
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Date Of Event
Width: 16.5 cm
Height: 22 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 8.8cm
Image Height: 12.5cm
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Waterloo Historical Society
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3588855790461 Longitude: -80.3155517578125
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Hugh McCulloch

Black and white, head and shoulders, oval-shaped, studio portrait of Hugh McCulloch, 1826-1910, of Galt, Ontario.