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  • Palermo Hall Receipts and Expenditures
    ImageTextcomment       There is no indication of the year for this Palermo Hall statement of Receipts and Expenditures but looking through the expenditures for brick, roofing, timber, cement, window blinds, metal roofing, furnace, and seeing the list of individual donors and proceeds receipts, perhaps it is for the construction of the Hall ...
    ImageTextcomment     There is no indication of the year for this Palermo Hall statement of Receipts and Expenditures but looking through the expenditures for brick, roofing, timber, cement, window blinds, metal roofing, ...
  • Ford Family
    Image       The children of James Robertson and Jane (McLean) Ford. Back L-R; Isabella Ford, (Mrs A Steen), Jane Ann Ford (never married). Front; Mary Matilda Ford, (Mrs W McHugh), John Albert Ford, Elizabeth Ford, Mros Tom Galbraith, early 1900’s. The Ford farm was on 5th Line at Lower Base Road, Trafalgar ...
    Image     The children of James Robertson and Jane (McLean) Ford. Back L-R; Isabella Ford, (Mrs A Steen), Jane Ann Ford (never married). Front; Mary Matilda Ford, (Mrs W McHugh), John Albert ...
  • Absalom Smith
    Imagecomment       Absalom Smith
    Imagecomment     Absalom Smith
  • E.H. (Harry) Post Farmhouse, 9th Line
    Image       The attached picture is of the old E.H. (Harry) Post farm house on the 9th Line near Burnhamthorpe, (Snider's Corners area). William H. Post and Elen (Nellie), nee Secord also raised their family on this farm until they moved to a fruit farm on Macdonald Road. Children Myrtle, Benita and ...
    Image     The attached picture is of the old E.H. (Harry) Post farm house on the 9th Line near Burnhamthorpe, (Snider's Corners area). William H. Post and Elen (Nellie), nee Secord also ...
  • Kingsholm Farm, Kaitting House on Dundas Street West, Trafalgar Township.
    Imagecomment       On the back of the photograph: Oakville, Kingholmsfarm, Aug. 1953 Herb Schafer.
    Imagecomment     On the back of the photograph: Oakville, Kingholmsfarm, Aug. 1953 Herb Schafer.
  • S.S.#2 Palermo Public School, 1875-1942
    Image       In modern terms, the one-room Palermo schoolhouse is located at 2431 Dundas Street West. There was a school in Palermo as early as 1819. It was one of 3 public schools in Trafalgar Twp. The first school may have been on the same property as the ones built in 1842, ...
    Image     In modern terms, the one-room Palermo schoolhouse is located at 2431 Dundas Street West. There was a school in Palermo as early as 1819. It was one of 3 public ...
  • Palermo School, 1942-43 Construction
    ImageText       There are 7 photos included in this record. View the others by selecting `Page` at the top of this record. The record is also linked to a photograph of the finished school. The building contractor was D.A. Wendover & Sons Construction. Dave Wendover took the photographs. The photo shown here ...
    ImageText     There are 7 photos included in this record. View the others by selecting `Page` at the top of this record. The record is also linked to a photograph of the ...
  • Loyal Orange Lodge No. 165, Hornby
    Imagecomment       Two photographs of Hornby, Ontario's Loyal Orange Lodge No. 165 walking sometime in the 1950's era on a July 12th. Bob Brownridge is the gentleman holding his hat in the first picture, and wearing it during the walk in the second picture. He's wearing a vest. Jimmy Cunningham is on ...
    Imagecomment     Two photographs of Hornby, Ontario's Loyal Orange Lodge No. 165 walking sometime in the 1950's era on a July 12th. Bob Brownridge is the gentleman holding his hat in the ...
  • Hornby Loyal Orange Lodge No. 165
    ImageText       In first photograph: Hornby L. O. L. 165. On second photograph: Hornby Orange Lodge 4H20 Dec. 1990.
    ImageText     In first photograph: Hornby L. O. L. 165. On second photograph: Hornby Orange Lodge 4H20 Dec. 1990.
  • Harvey Morris Switzer, Postmaster, Magistrate, Commissioner Paymaster of the 20th Halton Rifles
    Imagecomment       Mr. Switzer is holding a pamphlet titled "Boston Maine...", possibly reflecting a connection with the Boston Maine Railroad owned by the Boston and Maine Corporation, chartered in New Hampshire in 1839 according to Wikipedia.
    Imagecomment     Mr. Switzer is holding a pamphlet titled "Boston Maine...", possibly reflecting a connection with the Boston Maine Railroad owned by the Boston and Maine Corporation, chartered in New Hampshire in ...
  • Coyne School 1954-55.
    Image       The students of Coyne School, 1954-55. Coyne Public School, S.S. #9, was located at the northwest corner of Lower Base Line and 7th Line (now Trafalgar Road), below Drumquin, in Halton County. The original school, a log building, was built in the woods at the northern end of the Bethel ...
    Image     The students of Coyne School, 1954-55. Coyne Public School, S.S. #9, was located at the northwest corner of Lower Base Line and 7th Line (now Trafalgar Road), below Drumquin, in ...
  • First Car On The 5th Line.
    Image       Purchased by John A. Ford and driven by his son, Robert R Ford.
    Image     Purchased by John A. Ford and driven by his son, Robert R Ford.
  • S.S #2 Palermo 1931
    ImageText       The children are in front of the brick schoolhouse built at Palermo, Trafalgar Township in 1875. The school was hit by lightening and ultimately destroyed, with a new building for the school opening in 1942, built by the construction company of young Carl Wendover's father, D.A. Wendover Construction. Back Row ...
    ImageText     The children are in front of the brick schoolhouse built at Palermo, Trafalgar Township in 1875. The school was hit by lightening and ultimately destroyed, with a new building for ...
  • Palermo United Church's 100th Anniversary in 1967
    Image       The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Palermo United Church took place in September, 1967 at the Palermo Community Hall. The congregation started in 1812 as a Methodist Church. The building was erected in 1867. In 1925, this church became a part of the United Church of Canada. The Nelson ...
    Image     The celebration of the 100th anniversary of Palermo United Church took place in September, 1967 at the Palermo Community Hall. The congregation started in 1812 as a Methodist Church. The ...
  • U.S.S. No. 17, Ash Public School
    Image       In 1875, the wooden frame school was built. It burned down in 1932. This is the brick building which replaced it, built in 1934, still a one-room schoolhouse. Florence Meares started her teaching career here in 1934 at age 18. She was a dedicated, passionate educator who also worked for ...
    Image     In 1875, the wooden frame school was built. It burned down in 1932. This is the brick building which replaced it, built in 1934, still a one-room schoolhouse. Florence Meares ...
  • Snider's School, S.S. No. 4, Trafalgar Township
    Image       Snider's school was first built on land owned by Ephraim Post Concession 1, Lot 6, NDS. We know S.S. #4 was in use by 1877 and the 1878 Atlas shows it right on the corner on the southwest side of Ninth Line and Burnhamthorpe Road. The 200 acre Lot 6 ...
    Image     Snider's school was first built on land owned by Ephraim Post Concession 1, Lot 6, NDS. We know S.S. #4 was in use by 1877 and the 1878 Atlas shows ...
  • Snider Farmhouse, 1481 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville
    ImageText       Handwritten on the back of this postcard, a neighbour has written, "The original Snider house on back concession near 9th line." See this in the 2nd image in this record. No date for the photograph or post card is provided. This Oakville house address is 1481 Burnhamthorpe Road East, near ...
    ImageText     Handwritten on the back of this postcard, a neighbour has written, "The original Snider house on back concession near 9th line." See this in the 2nd image in this record. ...
  • Merton School Trip to The Cave Which Had Sheltered William Lyon Mackenzie, ca1915
    Imagecomment       This school trip photograph was likely taken at the mouth of the "Devil's Cove" on Twelve Mile Creek. One of children is Amy Breckon, 1905 – 1956. She would have been a student at Merton school circa 1910-1920. Others have identified this as the "Devil's Cave". The cave was north ...
    Imagecomment     This school trip photograph was likely taken at the mouth of the "Devil's Cove" on Twelve Mile Creek. One of children is Amy Breckon, 1905 – 1956. She would have ...
  • Home of John A. and Maggie Ford
    Image       John A. Ford and Maggie Ford neé Newell lived here at Omagh. They were caretakers of Omagh school, S.S. #6. They built a fire in the wood stove every morning in the winter so the school would be warm when the children arrived. Robert R. Ford and Mary Ford (Featherstone) ...
    Image     John A. Ford and Maggie Ford neé Newell lived here at Omagh. They were caretakers of Omagh school, S.S. #6. They built a fire in the wood stove every morning ...
  • Ford Farmhouse
    Image       “This house on the Fifth Line was built by my great grandfather James Ford – my grandfather J.A. Ford and family lived here, also my father R.R. Ford and family. Hank, Jim, and myself were all born in this house. We had no indoor plumbing or electricity. We did our ...
    Image     “This house on the Fifth Line was built by my great grandfather James Ford – my grandfather J.A. Ford and family lived here, also my father R.R. Ford and family. ...
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