Walter Rolling

Celebrating an early Black educator and his roots in King Township.

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Walter Rolling was born in 1873 in Laskay. His father, Benjamin Rolling Jr., was a well-known pedlar, store-keeper, and post master in the town.

In 1895, Walter became the school teacher at the Kinghorn School in the township, where he taught for over forty years. He was extremely well respected, so much so that when he retired, they held "Walter Rolling Day" in his honour. There were more than 2000 people in attendance, including the Minister of Education.

A life-long resident of King Township, Walter died on June 10, 1943 and was buried at the King City Cemetery.


Click a link below to learn more about Walter Rolling:

All About Walter RollingRolling Family Timeline
Walter Rolling DayJourney to Ontario
Rolling Family TreeRolling Family - Living in King Township


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