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Image No: IP-26-5-3c

Title: Frederick A. Fitzgerald, first president of Imperial Oil Company, London, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1890s]

Remarks: President of Imperial Oil Company from 1880-1899.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Image No: IP-26-5-9

Title: Samuel M. Kier.

Date: [ca. 1840-1850]

Remarks: 1813-1874. American inventor and businessman credited with founding the American petroleum refining industry.

Subject(s): Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Image No: IP-26-5-6

Title: Dr. Abraham Gesner of Nova Scotia.

Date: [ca. 1854]

Remarks: In 1854, had the U.S. patent for making lamp oil from curde. With James Miller Williams, both have been called The Father of Refining.

Subject(s): Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Image No: IP-26-5-15a

Title: James Miller Williams, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1860]

Remarks: Dug the first successful oil well in North America at Oil Springs, Ontario in 1858. In 1860, established The Canadian Oil Company as the first integrated oil company in North America.

Subject(s): Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Title: Isaac Waterman, London, Ontario.

Date: 1879

Remarks: With brother Herman, built a refinery in London in 1866 which became part of the resources of Imperial Oil Company. Becamed one of the founders of Imperial Oil Company.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Image No: IP-26-5-3a

Title: Frederick A. Fitzgerald, first president of Imperial Oil Company, London, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1880]

Remarks: President of Imperial Oil Company from 1880-1899.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Title: John Geary, one of the founders of Imperial Oil Company, London, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1880]

Remarks: Geary was a lawyer who partnered with John Minhinnick to build a refinery.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Image No: IP-26-5-10

Title: John R. Minhinnick, London, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1880]

Remarks: Started as a plumber and built a refinery in London, Ontario in 1868. Became one of the founders of Imperial Oil Company.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Title: William Melville Spencer, London, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1880]

Remarks: One of the founders and secretary-treasurer of Imperial Oil Company.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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Title: John Walker, London, Ontario.

Date: [ca. 1880]

Remarks: Settled in London, Ontario in 1867 where he established a plant for the produciton of sulphuric acid and an oil refinery. One of the founders of Imperial Oil Company.

Subject(s): Imperial Oil Limited - Employees / London, Ontario - Personalities / Petroleum industry and trade - Personalities

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