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Dr. James Sampson Becomes Mayor of Kingston

Dr. James Sampson Becomes Mayor of Kingston


Born in Ireland and educated in medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, James Sampson was a surgeon and educator dedicated to public welfare in Kingston.

Kingston Mechanic's Institution

Kingston Mechanics' Institution


In 1840, the Kingston Mechanic's Institute was six years old and the struggle to find stability came to an end.

Sir John A. and Queen's University

December 18 1839 - October 16, 1841

On Dec. 18, 1839, the day after the bill was introduced to the Legislature for the establishment of a Presbyterian college to train ministers, a meeting was held in St.

Students with home-built car, Queen's University, Kingston, ON circa 1916 by Clifford M. Johnston. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Queen's University

October 16, 1841 - present day

Sir John A. Macdonald attended and participated in the earliest Kingston meetings that led to the establishment of what is now Queen's University.

Abraham Nordheimer. Source: The Jews of Kingston, A Microcosm of Canadian Jewry?; Marion E. Meyer; 1983; The Limestone Press.

Abraham Nordheimer


Abraham Nordheimer was the first Jewish  inhabitant of Kingston.  He moved here in 1842 and placed an advertisement in the Kingston Chronicle and Gazette offering "...lessons on the Piano Forte, Vi