Who Was Winnard Tosh of Almonte?



Winnard Tosh attended Almonte High School from 1903-1904. After receiving a diploma from Willis Business College he like others went west to seek his fortune in 1906. He later settled in California where he became co-partner in the largest labour publishing business in the United States. He returned to Almonte in 1975 to help the Almonte High School celebrate its Centennial.


“Many old A.D. H.S graduates attended the High School Centennial dance on August 2, 1975, renewing acquaintances. One of these was 86 year old W.R. Tosh of El Sabrante, California who spent the evening talking to old friends.” Almonte Gazette August 14, 1975

Winnard’s mother was Caroline Tosh and his Father’s name was Robert and he was born in North Lanark.


 - to Sackett Acquires Labor Press Firm OAKLAND,...

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  1. Albany Democrat-Herald,
  2. 14 Feb 1956, Tue,
  3. Page 2

 - Is MRS. ROBERT C. TOSH. ALMONTE, Ont, May 14....

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 15 May 1943, Sat,
  3. Page 2

 - LABOR JOIKXAL KDITOR HERE " W. R. Tosh, editor...

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  1. Petaluma Daily Morning Courier,
  2. 21 Mar 1928, Wed,
  3. Page 4


 - 1928 Journal of Labor Is Issued Consisting of '...

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  1. The Press Democrat,
  2. 29 Dec 1928, Sat,
  3. Page 7
  4.  - ... . W. R. Tosh, business manager of the...


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  1. The Petaluma Argus-Courier,
  2. 01 Oct 1927, Sat,
  3. Page 7


Almonte High School 1885

 - A Rngy football match is on the tapia between...


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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 11 Oct 1887, Tue,
  3. Page 4


Almonte High School 1895

 - Misses Georglna Owens' and Laella Shaw purpose...

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 28 Dec 1895, Sat,
  3. Page 6


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2 responses »

  1. Just came across this Linda… He was my Great Uncle Winnard brother of my Grandfather Cephus Tosh. His visits home to Almonte were usually large family gatherings at the home of Carol and Merv Tosh, his nephew.


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