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 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 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.
Caroline Alford Simmons (1876-1976) and her older brother Charles (1874-1949) about 1893
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...
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 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 (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.
, 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 interior c.1915. The Elgin Methodist Church was built in 1893 to replace an earlier church.
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.
Photograph of village of Morton looking towards north
1929-1936 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 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, 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.
Herman Warren (1888-1986) and friend c.1910