Sunday, August 25, 2013

Walter Rolling ~ 1873-1943

Photos above by Barry Photos
2013 marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of Walter Rolling.   The man was an educator of great repute and a legend in his own time.   It seems that no one in King Township's history has earned as high regard as this man did.2013 is also the 70th anniversary of his death.   The monument and gravestone, pictured above, are to be found in the King City Cemetery.   The photo at left is from the King Township Museum.   When Walter retired from teaching, 2,000 pupils and friends gathered at Kinghorn School to honour this man for his 41 years of service as an educator.   I imagine there will be some kind of event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, ten years from now, but I don't suppose 2,000 people will attend.
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Barry Wallace

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