Knights of Columbus Ontario Fonds F934

D; Map Drawer 2

Date of the items: 2021 (Original 1924)

Physical description: 1 Panoramic Photograph 20×102 cm

Title: Knights of Columbus Ontario Fonds

Creator: Knights of Columbus

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: TVA Fonds 934

Scope and contents: The fonds consists of a copy of a panoramic photograph of the Knights of Columbus participants in a regional meeting held at Cobourg on Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-5 June, in 1924. This was described as the 21st annual gathering of the Knights of Columbus in Ontario.

According to the Canadian Press reports, one of the officers was Past State Deputy George Hanrahan from Windsor, father-in-law to J. J. Duffus. In this photograph, J. J. Duffus is seen at both ends of the picture.

Access Conditions: No Restrictions

Finding aid: None

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

Custodial history: Donated by Peter Duffus on January 22, 2022. Peter is the grandson of J.J. Duffus who is in this photograph.

Administrative history: The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1884. It came to Canada in 1897, and to Ontario in 1900. After the first branch was established in Ottawa in 1900, branches were established in Peterborough, Kingston and Cornwall in 1903, and the Ontario State Council was formed in 1904. By 1910, there were 24 councils and over 3,500 members.

Related fonds at TVA: F644 Duffus Motors contains more materials relating to J.J. Duffus.

Access Points:
Cobourg, Ontario
George Hanrahan
J. J. Duffus

List of Files:

With the photograph, the following documents were added to the file:

  1. History of Knights of Columbus in state of Ontario
  2. Knights of Columbus in Canada, from Canadian Encyclopedia
  3. Knights of Columbus 1924 banquet at Maynard, Mass. (Maynard Historical Society Archives)