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Cottage on Big Rideau Lake near Portland c.1930

Cottage on Big Rideau Lake near Portland Ontario dated 1930.Postmark: July 9 1930 Portland Ontario Note: Dear Emma: I received your letter a long...

  Cottage on Big Rideau Lake near Portland c.1930
Alford's Esso Marina Chaffey's Lock 1964

Alford's Esso Marina was situated in Chaffey's Lock from c.1950 to 1971. Jim Alford was the owner/proprietor.On back : Postmark 1964 Chaffey's...

  Alford's Esso Marina Chaffey's Lock 1964
Murray's Point Opinicon Lake c.1950

Murray's Point is located on Opinicon Lake where the family owned cottages.Murray's Point near Elgin, Ontario

  Murray's Point Opinicon Lake c.1950
Florence Teeple (1910- ) and her sister Helen c.1930

Florence Teeple (born 1910) later married Allan Alford of Chaffey's Lock and later a Mr. Martin. Her sister Helen poses in the picture beside her

  Florence Teeple (1910- ) and her sister
Helen c.1930
Everett Teeple and his wife Margaret Knapp Teeple c.1935

Everett J. Teeple(1871-1945) and his wife Margaret Knapp Teeple (1874-1944)farmed in Storrington Township. Everett was also a beekeeper.

  Everett Teeple and his wife Margaret Knapp Teeple c.1935
Robert Gamble's army pension

Robert Gamble (1819-1909) served in the 69th Regiment of Foot for 22 years. After his 1860 discharge, he eventually settled in South Crosby.

  Robert Gamble's army pension
Robert Gamble's army papers 1860

Robert Gamble (1819-1909) was born in Ireland. He served in the 69th Regiment of Foot from 1839-1860. In later life, he settled in South Crosby...

  Robert Gamble's army papers 1860
Charlie Gamble and friends California Ontario c.1945

Charles Gamble (1920-1987) was born and raised in California Ontario near Jones Falls. He was involved in farming and carpentry most of his life....

  Charlie Gamble and friends California Ontario c.1945
Charlie Alford as a fishing guide c.1940

Charles Alford (1874-1949)worked as a fishing guide at Chaffey's Lock during his later years.

  Charlie Alford as a fishing guide c.1940
J.W. and Ted Simmons c.1910

James W. Simmons (1877-1957) with son James Frederick (Ted) Simmons (1908-1953). J.W. was the proprietor of Simmons Lodge in Chaffey's Lock.

  J.W. and Ted Simmons c.1910
Alford and Simmons family picnic at Chaffey's Lock

Alford and Simmons' family picnic at Chaffey's Lock c.1910 (Note: the little girl is probably Mary Simmons.

  Alford and Simmons family picnic at Chaffey's Lock
Anderson (later Burton's) camp at Chaffey's Lock c.1930

 

  Anderson (later Burton's) camp at Chaffey's Lock c.1930
Locking through Chaffey's Lock c.1955

Snapshot of a lockage at Chaffey's Lock c.1955

  Locking through Chaffey's Lock c.1955
Allan, Mickey and Fred Alford c.1940

Allan, Mickey and Fred Alford at Chaffey's Lock c.1940

  Allan, Mickey and Fred Alford c.1940
Fishing party at Chaffey's Lock with Allan Alford (guide)c.1950

Fishing party at Chaffey's Lock with Allan Alford (guide)

  Fishing party at Chaffey's Lock with Allan Alford (guide)c.1950
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