Richmond Hill Public Library News Index
Susannah Maxwell


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A photograph of Susannah Maxwell, Richmond Hill's and Canada's oldest citizen at the time of her death.
Notes:
Susannah Maxwell (1805-1922). Born to free black parents in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Susannah and her husband narrowly escaped being kidnapped into slavery in 1861. They fled to Upper Canada and lived in Toronto, then settled in Richmond Hill. Mrs. Maxwell lived out her life in the brick tenement on the east side of Yonge Street at the south end of the Village. She and her daughter Tillie ran a home-laundry business from that location. When she died on February 12, 1923, at the age of 116, Mrs. Maxwell was Canada's oldest citizen. (Early Days in Richmond Hill)
Date of Original:
ca. 1880s
Dimensions:
Width: 15 cm
Height: 14 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
RH9-24
Collection:
Early Days in Richmond Hill
Language of Item:
English
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Susannah Maxwell


A photograph of Susannah Maxwell, Richmond Hill's and Canada's oldest citizen at the time of her death.