Head, Clara and Maria Local History
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Tooley's House on Bissett Road
ImageMysteries:    The Tooley family garden is in the foreground and their house is in the background. A boy stands at the edge of the garden. This picture was likely taken in August or September. This time of year is indicated by the height of the corn on the right side of the picture.
Bissett Creek Hockey Team
ImageMysteries:    Six boys (of various ages) pose for their team picture. A hockey stick was thrust into the bottom right hand corner of the frame when the picture was taken. Back Row (Left to Right): Malcolm Tooley, "Fats" Boulay, Leonard McIsaac. Front Row (Left to Right): Ken Tooley, Romeo Boulay, Stanley...
C.P.R. Mail Stand, Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    Two young ladies pose on the C.P.R. mail stand situated next to the Bissett Creek Station House. The mail stand was a popular place to have ones picture taken. There are at least three photographs in the Head, Clara and Maria archives of locals posing on the mail stand. In this picture, Alvirna...
Elsie McIsaac 
ImageMysteries:    A toddler sits on the porch roof of a house near the Pembroke Mattawa Road now known as Trans-Canada Hwy 17. Elsie McIsaac is Bill McIsaac and Mary (Meme) McIsaac's Daughter. Her brother is Stanley McIsaac who is featured in the Bissett Creek Hockey picture.
Fire Tower at Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:    Construction of the Fire Lookout Tower at Bissett Creek. The three individuals in the photograph are unknown, but it is believed they may be the Lands and Forestry employees who built the tower. The Fire Tower was believed to be 50 feet high. Stanley McIsaac recalls building a Fire Tower on the...
Lita Therrien Interview 
AudioImage  February 17, 2005  This Audio interview was recorded in the home of Lita Therrien on February 17, 2005 and discusses her McIsaac and Pellerin ancestors in Bissett Creek.
Stanley McIsaac 
VideoImage    Video Interview taped in Chalk River Ontario. Stan describes what life was like growing up in Bissett Creek Ontario and shares information about his family.
New Clerk 
TextImage  Pembroke Daily Observer, January 21 1970  This clipping discusses the appointment of Mrs. Paul Senack to the position of clerk-treasurer for the township of Head, Clara and Maria following the retirement of Mrs. Elmer Donnelly.
Looking Back on 1970 in the Townships 
TextImage  May Ellen Boudreau, Looking Back on 1970 in the Townships, North Renfrew Times, January 13, 1971, p. 7  A nostalgic article looking back at the events of 1970 in the Township of Head, Clara and Maria.
Bill McIsaac's Three Daughters 
ImageMysteries:    Three young ladies pose on a saw horse in front of Bill McIsaac's house. Left to right: Vivial Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter), Elsie McIsaac (bill's daughter) and Irene Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter).
Bill McIsaac Residence 
Image    A young lady holding the family dog, poses with her mother and little sister on a saw horse in front of the family home. Vivian Tooley (holding dog), Maime McIsaac, Elsie McIsaac.
The Hobo King 
Image  1942  "Hobo King" poses in front of the Boissonneault General Store. This Gypsie is said to have driven across the country, wore all the badges on his lapel and promoted himself as the "Hobo King".
Elaine Ferrill Interview 
Video    Interview of Bissett Creek resident, Elaine Ferrill.
Ann Yantha Interview 
Video    Video interview of Mackey Resident, Ann Yantha. "...Our wealth was not of materials, but rather the diamonds of sunshine on water or reflected from the crystals of new fallen snow."
Woman and Child From Bissett Creek 
ImageMysteries:  August 1962  A woman and a boy pose in front of a car. People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
Helicopter Lands in Deux Rivieres 
ImageMysteries:  1959-1961  Photograph of children posing with a helicopter. Photograph believed to have been taken between 1959-1961. From Right: Bonnie Resmer, Diane LeClair, Candice Resmer, Trina Cotnam (little blonde girl), Diane Boissonneault (little one leaning on the helicopter), Andy Boissonneault. Pilot, unknown.
View of Ottawa River from Boissonneault Home 
Image  1960  A cedar post fence in the foreground with heavy equipment. In the background a road leading down to the Ottawa River and the Laurentian mountains (on the Quebec side) are visible across the river.
Spencer Family, Bissett Creek 
Image  Early 1900s  Spencer family portrait beleived to have been taken at the turn of the twentieth century. Back Row: Joe and Edith Spence with Nina, Bill Tooley with Vivian, Mrs. Tooley, Elaine Spencer, Bill McIsaac, Mrs. Louos Spencer, Louis Specer, Hazel McIsaac. Middle Row: Raymond Spencer, Mac Spencer, Walter...
Head, Clara and Maria Council Minutes c.1887-1893 
Text  1887-1893, p. 247  Head, Clara and Maria Council minutes dates 1887 to 1893. Note the scrowling hand written script.
Ernie Boudreau 
VideoImage  July 2005  Three video interviews recorded in July 2005. Ernie Boudreau discusses life in Mackey as he remembers it as a child and later as an adult. He discusses life on the farm, his family and neighbours, as well as his time in the military.
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