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California Public School class of 1953

The California Public School in South Crosby Township was built in 1894 to replace an earlier school. In 1963, the school was abandoned and now is...

  California Public School class of 1953
Charles and Rebecca MacDonald Alford c.1904

Charles Alford (1874-1949)was the son of Davis lockmaster, Philander Alford. In 1904 while working as a cheesemaker, he married Rebecca MacDonald...

  Charles and Rebecca MacDonald Alford c.1904
Elah Alford and Edith Alford c.1910

Elah A. Alford (1880-1953) was the lockmaster at Davis Lock after the death of his lockmaster father Philander Alford. He married Edith Whipple...

  Elah Alford and Edith Alford c.1910
Carrie Alford Simmons (1876-1976) and brother Charles (1874-1949)

Caroline Alford Simmons (1876-1976) and her older brother Charles (1874-1949) about 1893

  Carrie Alford Simmons (1876-1976) and brother Charles (1874-1949)
Philander Smith Alford and family c.1890

Philander Smith Alford (1848-1901) was appointed lockmaster of Davis Lock in the late 1890s. Before that he had lived on the family farm in Bastard...

  Philander Smith Alford and family c.1890
York (Muldoon) homestead, California near Jones Falls Ontario c.1895

The Muldoons settled on Sand Lake in California near Jones Falls in the 1840s. The homestead was later taken over by their son-in-law David York...

  York (Muldoon) homestead, California near Jones Falls Ontario c.1895
William and Robert York c.1890

William York (1860-1946) and Robert York (1867-1930) were sons of David and Mary York of California near Jones Falls. At least some of the York sons...

  William and Robert York c.1890
David York and Mary Muldoon York c.1895

David York (1837-1910) was a school teacher from Ireland. His wife Mary Muldoon (1837-1915) was raised in California near Jones Falls. David...

  David York and Mary Muldoon York c.1895
Chaffeys Lock Village Book c.1940

The Chaffey's Lock Women's Institute was founded in 1924 and operated until 1992. This Tweedsmuir history was started around 1940 and was updated...

  Chaffeys Lock Village Book c.1940
Elgin Methodist Church c.1915

Elgin Methodist Church interior c.1915. The Elgin Methodist Church was built in 1893 to replace an earlier church.

  Elgin Methodist Church c.1915
Samuel Warren and Eliza Mustard Warren c.1880

Samuel Warren 1821-1901 and his wife Eliza Mustard 1822-1903 were married on the 27th Nov. 1844 by John Leggett Justice of the Peace in South...

  Samuel Warren and Eliza Mustard Warren c.1880
Village of Morton c.1930

Photograph of village of Morton looking towards north

  Village of Morton c.1930
Sarah Barr Thompson 1849-1936 at Chaffey's Lock c. 1930.

Sarah Barr Thompson was born in 1849 in Bedford Township the daughter of William Barr and Sarah Stinson. In 1881, she married Arthur Thompson. Her...

  Sarah Barr Thompson 1849-1936 at Chaffey's Lock c. 1930.
Wedding of Ida Louise Rowswell and James Silas Gary 26 February 1913

Wedding of Ida Rowswell and James Silas Gray February 25, 1913 Newboro, Ont. L to Right : Thomas Arthur Gray (brother of groom),James Silas Gray...

  Wedding of Ida Louise Rowswell and James Silas Gary 26 February 1913
Crosby Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Book

Crosby, Ontario's Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Book covering some of the early history of Crosby Ontario(also once known as Singleton's Corners)....

  Crosby Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Book
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