Lakes and Islands, Times Past
California Public School class of 1953 
still image 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 a private residence.
Charles and Rebecca MacDonald Alford c.1904 
still image Charles Alford (1874-1949)was the son of Davis lockmaster, Philander Alford. In 1904 while working as a cheesemaker, he married Rebecca MacDonald (1878-1949). The couple later farmed in North Dakota and Abbey Saskatchewan before returning to Ontario in 1923 where Charles worked as a carpenter...
Elah Alford and Edith Alford c.1910 
still image Elah A. Alford (1880-1953) was the lockmaster at Davis Lock after the death of his lockmaster father Philander Alford. He married Edith Whipple (1877-1963) and the couple had two daughters.
Carrie Alford Simmons (1876-1976) and brother Charles (1874-1949) 
still image Caroline Alford Simmons (1876-1976) and her older brother Charles (1874-1949) about 1893
Philander Smith Alford and family c.1890 
still image 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 Township and then moved to South Crosby. In the photo are L to R: Fred, Philander, Martha Tackaberry Alford (1854-1937), Elah Back row is Caroline...
York (Muldoon) homestead, California near Jones Falls Ontario c.1895 
still image 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 and their daughter Mary who raised a family here and farmed. The property by sold by the family around 1900.
William and Robert York c.1890 
still image 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 were involved in horse trading as well as helping farm the homestead. The family left California area around 1900.
David York and Mary Muldoon York c.1895 
still image David York (1837-1910) was a school teacher from Ireland. His wife Mary Muldoon (1837-1915) was raised in California near Jones Falls. David became the schoolmaster at the California School and later farmed in California. The family eventually resettled in Alberta.
Chaffeys Lock Village Book c.1940 
textstill image, p. 101 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 regularly until the 1960s .
Elgin Methodist Church c.1915 
still image Elgin Methodist Church interior c.1915. The Elgin Methodist Church was built in 1893 to replace an earlier church.
Samuel Warren and Eliza Mustard Warren c.1880 
still image 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 Crosby. The Mustards and Warrens were early settlers in South Crosby. The couple later settled in Bruce County.
Village of Morton c.1930 
still image Photograph of village of Morton looking towards north
Sarah Barr Thompson 1849-1936 at Chaffey's Lock c. 1930. 
still image1929-1936 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 daughter Alice was the wife of lockmaster Herman Warren of Chaffey's Lock. The last few years of her life she was blind from cataracts. She was a...
Wedding of Ida Louise Rowswell and James Silas Gary 26 February 1913 
still image 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 (groom); Ida Louise Rowswell (bride) ; Ella Mae Rowswell (sister of bride)
Crosby Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Book 
textcollection Crosby, Ontario's Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Book covering some of the early history of Crosby Ontario(also once known as Singleton's Corners). The history in the book covers the period of the 19th century to about 1950.
Rideau Lakes Local Newspapers 
still imagenewspaper
Athens Reporter and County of Leeds Advertiser 
still imagenewspapertextJan 12, 1892 - Dec 25, 1895
Northern Leeds Lantern 
still imagenewspapertext1977-1992
Farmersville Reporter and County of Leeds Advertiser 
still imagenewspapertextMay 22, 1884 - Dec 28, 1891
Herman Warren and friend 
still image Herman Warren (1888-1986) and friend c.1910
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