Fonds 026 - Town of Sudbury

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Town of Sudbury

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    ON00120 026

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    • 1892-1930 (Creation)
      Town of Sudbury

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    1.232 m of textual records
    1 microfilm reel (35 mm): positive
    9 microfilm reels (35 mm): negative
    17 photographs : b&w copy print ; 24 x 19 cm mounted in frame 31 x 25 cm

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    Administrative history

    The Town of Sudbury was incorporated on April 14th, 1892 with the Ontario Statutes 1892, Chapter 88. Prior to this time, the area which became the Town of Sudbury was located within the Township of McKim which was surveyed by Provincial Land Surveyor Francis Bolger in 1883. The name Sudbury was given to the railway station in the area by CPR construction superintendent James Worthington, who named it after the British hometown of his wife, Caroline Frances Hitchcock Worthington. The municipality, in turn, took the name Sudbury from the station.

    As an incorporated municipality, the Town of Sudbury had a council consisting of an elected mayor and councillors, varying in number based on the size of the municipality. The Town was responsible for the upkeep of the local road system and the delivery of services including policing, water and sewage. The Town of Sudbury controlled the regulation of land and local administration through by-laws. It had the ability to raise money through direct taxation on land and through the use of debentures.

    The Town of Sudbury became a city on July 28th, 1930 under "An Act to Incorporate the City of Sudbury," Ontario Statutes 1930, Chapter 102.

    Former Mayors of the Town of Sudbury include;

    Stephen Fournier 1893, 1896
    Daniel O'Connor 1894
    Murrary Clement Biggar 1895
    Francis Cochrane 1897-1898, 1902
    T.J. Ryan 1899-1901
    Francis Foley Lemieux 1903-1904
    Larry O'Connor 1905-1907, 1910-1911, 1914-1915
    John McLeod 1908-1909
    J.G. Henry 1912-1913
    Thomas Travers 1916
    Percy Morrison 1917-1919
    J.A. Laberge 1920-1921
    Robert H. Arthur 1922-1923
    Joseph Sutherland Gill 1924-1925
    Joseph A. Samson 1926-1927
    Charles Bibby 1928-1929
    Peter Fenton 1930

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    This fonds consists of administrative, financial, judicial, and photographic records documenting the operation of the Town of Sudbury.

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    The microfilm reels were transferred to the Archives from the Greater Sudbury Public Library; the Building Permit records were transferred to the Archives from the Building Services department of Greater Sudbury; the Parks Commission records were transferred to the Archives from the Parks department of Greater Sudbury; the Voters' Lists were digitized by the Archives of Ontario; the Minutes, Assessment Rolls and various financial records were transferred to the Archives from the Clerks department of Greater Sudbury and the photographs were temporarily loaned from the Mayor's Office of Greater Sudbury for digitization purposes.


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