Members of the First Girl Guide Troop in Canada, Maud Elizabeth (Pickard) Miller and Marie Miller, 1910
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- The Girl Guides of Canada website and the Wikipedia page for the organization are linked to this record for your further information both explain that the first unit to be registered was in St. Catherines, Ontario in 1910.
Maud Elizabeth Pickard, of St. Catherines, later married John Danien Lester (called Lester) Miller, brother of her friend, Marie Miller. Their daughter was Marion Emily who married Denzil Featherstone Lawrence of Trafalgar Township. Marion and Denzil were given the farm property at 1510 Bronte Street South, Milton at their marriage in 1944 by Denzil's parents, Nelson and Maud (Featherstone) Lawrence.
- History of Lot 6 Concession 1 New Survey Trafalgar Township, also known as 1510 Bronte Street South, Milton:
The original land patent was granted to Robert Loring in July 1825. Andrew Suiter bought the south half of Lot 6, Concession 1 NS from Henry Freeland in May 1829. The stone farm house was built in 1849. Suiter married Hannah Green and they farmed the east half of Lot 6, Concession 1 N. Andrew died on August 19, 1863.
The estate of Robert Suiter sold the farm to English immigrant Arthur George Heaven in 1883. Arthur George Heaven was born in Bristol England on February 9, 1835. His wife Jane Stephens was born in Bristol, England on November 5, 1839. They came with their children; Herbert G., Claude, Lillian, Cecil, Muriel and Cam. The house was/is 10-rooms, 1 1/2 storey, stone.
Land records indicate Arthur G. Heaven sold the farm to his son Herbert Heaven in 1895.
The property was bought in 1941 by Nelson Daniel Lawrence and Mary Margaret Maude Lawrence from Barbara Jane Stuart. In 1944, the property "Lawrendale" was given to their son, Denzil Featherstone Lawrence at his marriage to Marion Miller. So many of the family farmed along Bronte Road the area was informally known as "The Lawrence Road".
Denzil ran the farm as a dairy farm to 1967, the Lawrences owned the house and about 7 acres after that until about 1996.
- Maud Elizabeth Miller (Pickard) wearing her Girl Guide uniform in the first troop in Canada in St. Catherines 1910.
Maud Elizabeth Miller (Pickard) and Lester Miller's sister Marie in their girl guide uniform.
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- Maud Elizabeth (Pickard) Miller.
John Daniel Lester (called Lester) Miller.
Children of Maude Elizabeth (Pickard) Miller were Stewart, Norman and Marion.
Marion Emily Miller, b.1922 d.2008
Denzil Featherstone Lawrence, b.1920 d.1999.
Children of Marion Emily (Miller) and Denzil Featherstone Lawrence are Marion Elizabeth Jean Gannon (called Betty), b.1945 d.2015 ; Bryon Denzil b.1947 ; Nelson Daniel II, b.1951 d.2009 ; Cheryl Fern (called Fern) (Lawrence) Bruce, b.1952.
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton