Captain Robert Wilson, 1806-1888.
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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
Emailoffice@knoxoakville.comWWW address
Agency street/mail address

89 Dunn Street, Oakville ON L6J 3C8

Phone: 905-844-3472

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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.