Bill McIsaac poses in front of his log cabin with the five fish he has caught.
Bills parents were Mary (nee. Poitras) and John McIsaac, married in Mattawa in 1871. According to Marion Sheedy's (2005) unpublished Autobiography entitled, Growing up in Bissett Creek, the McIsaacs were the first...
A lone figure stands in the entrance of Bissett Creek's first schoolhouse. It's a Winter scene. The small structure in the white pines to the right is the outhouse.
The Ottawa River lay just behind the hill in the background of this picture. The schoolhouse was replaced by a new one room...
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.
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,
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...
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.
Maintenance workers for Canadian Pacific Railway near Aylen Siding pose on a handcar. The individuals in this photograph are unknown. Maintenance workers used to travel up and down the rail lines on handcars to maintain and repair the track when necessary.
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
Interview of Bissett Creek resident, Elaine Ferrill.
August 1962 A woman and a boy pose in front of a car. People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
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...
1918 Picture of women and children (7 total) standing alongside a homestead.
Back Row, Teacher Miss M. Donner, Raymond Spencer, Frank Spencer, Mrs. Loui(s) Spencer. Front Row: McCarthy (Mac) Spencer, Elaine Spencer (m. Ferrill), Louise Spencer.
2005 Video interview with Irene Clouthier recorded when she was 91 years old.
December 9, 2005 Audio of an interview done with Vivian Pichette, a long time resident of Bissett Creek, on December 9 2005.
January 27, 2006 Video interview of Vivian Pichette (neé Tooley) recorded on January 27, 2006. Vivian discusses family, life in Bissett Creek, Bill McIsaac, and her memories of raising a family.
Road bridge and rail bridge crossing Bissett Creek. This is a unique spot because four different levels of transportation (boat, car, train and plane) could be in this spot at once.