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Carol Quirk Collection Family and personal life
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Carol Quirk Collection

  • CA ON00154 2005.15
  • Collection
  • 1847-1937

Collection consists of family bibles, and other ephemera related to several local families (Powe, Haskill, Rowden and Gordon) from the Port Hope area, c1847-1937. For more detailed information, please refer to series and item-level descriptions.

David Haskill Family Bible

Item is a family bible originally owned by David Haskill of Port Britain, Hope Township, c1851. "David Haskill" is written inside the front and back covers of the bible.

Elizabeth McGinnis Gordon Funeral Card

Item is a funeral notice card for Elizabeth McGinnis Gordon, d. 1923. Elizabeth McGinnis (d. 1923) wife of the late Thomas Gordon, died in Toronto on 29 Dec 1923. Funeral took place from the family residence, Victoria Street, Port Hope to the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and then to the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Toronto Road.

Mary Rowden Personal Bible

Item is a bible which belonged to Mary Rowden, c1851. The bible was purchased when she was leaving England and arrived in Plymouth. This is written on the front inside cover of the bible. Inside the front cover, there is also a note written by Mary's great grandchild. This bible is not a family bible, it is a personal bible without family information.

Powe Family Bible

Item is the Powe Family Bible, 1847-1889. The bible originally belonged to Robert Powe and Catherine Parsons, natives of Bideford, Devon, England. Family births and deaths are recorded on the last page of the Bible. Entries between 1847 and 1889. Notes written in pencil on the last page show the last entry is regarding the death of William Parsons Powe who died 15 Sep 1916.

Rowden Family Death Notices and Cards

File consists of two (2) death notices for William Rowden and Susan Walters Truscott (nee Rowden); and four (4) death cards for Louise Truscott (sic), Ann Rowden Darke and William Pym.

Rowden-Haskill Family Correspondence

File consists of a series of correspondence sent from County Devon to relatives in Port Hope. Letters written to William Rowden and Mary Grace Rowden, and provide insight into the conditions in rural England, compared to Port Hope. Envelopes are also included in this file. Letters written to William Rowden, addressed to him as "Dear Brother" and to Grace Haskill, addressed as "Dear Niece." The letters are written by Mary Lewis, wife of George Lewis of Bideford, Devon, England and Grace Branch of Bideford, Devon England. Also one written by "Lizzie" to Grace Haskill; addressed "Dear Cousin." Also sisters Grace and Maria are mentioned in the letters. Letters discuss family, health, weather and crops between 1896 and 1910.

Timothy Curtis Haskill Letters of Administration

Item is a Letter of Administration of the Estate of Timothy Curtis Haskill, who died on 6 Dec 1885 in Port Hope. He died intestate and his mother Ann Haskill was granted the right of paying his debts and distributing the remains of his estate.