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McNeill Funeral Service fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1931-1947

Fonds consists of four volumes of funeral ledgers from 1931 to 1947. Entries include information on residence, age of death, marital status, maiden name (if applicable), birth place, parents, cause of death and burial details. On occassion, invoices or notes are attached depending upon the services provided. Entries are in chronological order with an alphabetical index at the beginning of each ledger. Fonds also consists of seven photographs of Mr. McNeill, the funeral home and vehicles. Two photographs depict a ceremony for the "Unknown Airman" at Fairview Cemetery in Dunwich Township. This was a funeral and memorial service conducted for the body of an unidentified airman who perished while training at Fingal. He was never identified. A complete description of the ceremony and circumstances can be obtained in the August 26th, 1943 edition of the Dutton Advance. Fonds consists of the publication "A Tribute to Valour" published in December, 1945 at Dutton. As the dedication states: "The Citizens of the Township of Dunwich and the Village of Dutton present this Book as a Tribute to the Valour of their Sons and Daughters who served in World War II, 1939-1945." The publication provides biographies of those who served or died during the war.

McNeill Funeral Service, Dutton (Ont.)

County of Elgin Sesquicentennial fonds

  • Fondos
  • 2002

Fonds consists of records documenting the County of Elgin's Sesquicentennial celebrations in 2002, including photographs and textual records pertaining to the following events: Commemoration of the first meeting of Elgin County Council, April 15th 1852 (April 15th, 2002). The Provincial Town Crier's contest and Sesquicentennial Ball (August 2002). Elgin County Archives' grand opening (November 2002). The County Archivist's Warden's Banquet-- the speaking notes provide an overview of the year's events (November 2002). Also included are the following records: Letters of greeting from Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, Gar Knutson, M.P., and Steve Peters, M.P.P., on the occasion of the Elgin County Sesquicentennial celebrations (2002). Photographs of Gar Knutson and Steve Peters. St. Thomas Times-Journal 150th Anniversary Special Edition (2002). The Northern Scot newspaper - October 25th, 2002 edition. The paper contains an article regarding a delegation that attended the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations, part of which took place just south of St. Thomas in July 2002. A delegation from the City of Elgin, District Moray, Scotland participated in a cultural exchange with the Warden during these festivities.

Elgin County Archives

Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1941-1945

Fonds consists of "The Fingal Observer" and "The Royal Canadian Air Force Observer", which were monthly newspapers (news bulletins) put out by the Fingal Bombing and Gunnery School during the Second World War. Also included are four publications likely used as reference tools.

No.4 Bombing and Gunnery School (Fingal, Ont.)

West Lorne Continuation School fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1917-1951

Fonds consists of daily attendance registers issued by the Ontario Department of Education and listing the names of pupils on a monthly basis. Registers also include the name of the teacher and/or principal in charge. Most years have two registers with two grades in each. September 1921 register has a list of children's parents, occupation and denomination. Note that there is a gap between September 1933 to June 1937 and September 1946 to June 1950. One register is entitled "Report of Principal and Staff" and lists student marks between 1923 and 1932. The following teachers and principals are listed in the registers: A.F. Graham, Muriel Gendron, Ida Cook, Persie Meadows, E. Adams, F.O. McMahon, E.J. Glave, N.A. Taylor (principal), Wilton Elliott (principal), John Coombs (principal), J.R. Edmonds, Agnes Farries, E. Mildred Elliott, Florence MacDonald, M. Helen Hogan, Ida Waddle, M.Y. Strader, C.S. McIllwain, H. Pammett, Kenneth Annable, Evelyn Dow (principal), Arthur Henderson, Edwin Burford, Margaret Thompson, Allan Craig, Harvey Robertson, Wilfred Johnston, S.G. Garnish.

West Lorne Continuation School (West Lorne, Ont.)

Ponsford Construction Company Limited fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1872-1943

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Ponsford Construction Company Limited and its predecessors A.E. Ponsford Limited and Ponsford Brothers in the course of operating construction contracting, retail building supplies and brick and tile manufacturing businesses in St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1. Legal Records 2. Photographs 3. Tender Book 4. Time Books 5. Appraisal 6. Bills Payable/Receivable Registers 7. Inventories 8. Accounts Ledgers 9. Daily Accounts Journals 10. Construction Contract Costs Journals 11. Cash Books

Ponsford Construction Company Limited

The Ladies' Benevolent and Temperance Society of St. Thomas fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1878-1987

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by The Ladies' Benevolent and Temperance Society of St. Thomas in the course of operating the Thomas Williams Home and Campbell Cottage residence for indigents/senior citizens in St. Thomas, Ontario. The fonds includes minutes of meetings of the Society; annual financial statements, account records and reports to various government agencies concerning the operation of the Thomas Williams Home and Campbell Cottage; registers, log books and ledgers providing information about inmates/residents and staff of the Home and Cottage; and photographs depicting the grounds, buildings, residents and staff of the Thomas Williams Home and members of The Ladies' Benevolent and Temperance Society of St. Thomas. The fonds comprises the following ten series: Minutes, 1897-1952; Financial Statements, 1942-1987; Residents Registers/ Log Books, 1878-1924; General Ledgers, 1892-1975; Returns to Government, 1878-1971; Legal Records,1921-1974; Inspection Registers, 1965-1977; Staff Account Ledgers, 1957-1975; Photographs, [189-?]-1969; Miscellaneous Records, 1882-1985.

The Ladies' Benevolent and Temperance Society of St. Thomas

Edison family fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1812-1966

The Edison family fonds is composed primarily of land indentures, mortgages, wills, and correspondence on matters pertaining to the family’s day to day business in Vienna. There are also graduation certificates, locks of hair, and a photograph in the fonds. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Samuel Edison Sr. Land Indentures, 1812-1861 Thomas Edison Land Indentures, 1830-1857 Simeon O. Edison Land Indentures and Correspondence, 1862-1872 Charles O. Edison Papers, 1860-1942 Charles Edison Family Papers, 1873-1966 Finch Family Correspondence and Indentures, 1851-1923 Michael/Frank Edison- Correspondence and Agreements, 1866-1911 J. Carruthers Correspondence, 1903-1922 Vienna - Various Maps, Land Indentures and Unidentified Items, 1854-1934 Edison Family Ephemera, [18-?]

Edison (family)

Elgin County Library fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1874-2005

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained in the course of conducting normal business operations by the Elgin County Library, its predecessor bodies the Elgin County Library Co-Operative and the Elgin County Library Association, and the various independent public libraries amalgamated to form the Elgin County Library system effective January 1, 1966. The fonds also contains records created by the St. Thomas Public Library, and by the Lake Erie Regional Library System and its predecessor body the Lake Erie Regional Library Co-Operative, as collected and maintained by the Elgin County Library. Fonds comprises the following series: 1. Administration 2. Planning and Development 3. Elgin County Library Association 4. Elgin County Library Co-Operative 5. Annual Reports 6. Financial Statements 7. Minutes 8. Addenda to Minutes 9. Public Library Reports to Ontario Department of Education 10. Branch Libraries - Aylmer 11. Branch Libraries - Bayham 12. Branch Libraries - Belmont 13. Branch Libraries - Dutton 14. Branch Libraries - Port Burwell 15. Branch Libraries - Port Stanley 16. Branch Libraries - Rodney 17. Branch Libraries - Shedden 18. Branch Libraries - Springfield 19. Branch Libraries - Vienna 20. Branch Libraries - West Lorne 21. Photographs 22. Newspaper Clippings 23. Memorial Books 24. Lake Erie Regional Library System 25. Histories 26. St. Thomas Public Library

Elgin County Library

Lindsay Brothers fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1895-1902

Fonds consists of day books, accounts ledgers and a trial balance book created and maintained by Lindsay Brothers and predecessors Robertson, Lindsay & Co. and Robertson, Lindsay & Wilcox in the course of operating a dry goods business in St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds comprises the following series: 1. Day Books 2. Accounts Ledgers 3. Trial Balance Book

Lindsay Brothers

Township of Bayham fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1850-1997

Fonds consists of municipal records of the Corporation of the Township of Bayham, including council minutes, by-laws, tax rolls and financial statements. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1. Council records, 1850-1990 2. Clerk's records, 1854-1992 3. Treasurer's records, 1858-1997 4. Engineering/ Roads records, 1929-1989

Bayham (Ont.: Township)

Cloes family fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1824-1998

Fonds consists largely of correspondence, including 20 letters received by O’Neal Cloes in the second half of the nineteenth century. Later correspondence between family genealogists and a number of family photographs and other documents including land and tax records and legal certificates are included. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1. Correspondence, 1824-ca. 1898 2. Photographs, ca. 1860-1924 3. Personal Records, ca. 1916-1944 4. Genealogy, ca. 1976-1998

Cloes (family)

Watson family fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1894-2002

The fonds consists of records and photographs largely related to the building and occupation of Burnside Farm, the family farm at Lot D, Concession 11, Aldborough Township, Elgin County. It includes a diary of the building of the house at the farm, kept by Jeannie Wilson Watson (later Schleihauf), a photograph album also kept by Mrs. Schleihauf, a disparate group of unbound photographs and genealogical materials created by several family members. The fonds has been arranged into the following series, largely following its divisions at the time of accessioning: 1. Photographs, 1894-1939 2. Burnside Farm, 1901-1903 3. Genealogy, 1935-2002

Watson (family)

Franklin O. Lawrence and Clarence J. McKillop fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1908-1937

Fonds consists of day books created and maintained by and Franklin O. Lawrence M.D. and Clarence J. McKillop M.D. in the course of practicing separately and in partnership as physicians and surgeons in St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds includes day books for the periods June 1, 1908-April 30, 1912; February 23, 1920-December 31, 1924; January 1, 1925-December 31, 1930; and December 1, 1918-October 15, 1937. Day books provide a daily record of patient consultations and fees charged, and include patient names and descriptions of medical conditions and treatments.

Lawrence, Franklin O., M.D.

Anderson Family fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1877-1999

Fonds consists principally of records relating to the Anderson family's many athletic, philanthropic and community development activities and is of particular interest to those seeking information on the development of social-service organizations and institutions in St. Thomas, Ontario, and to historians and researchers generally concerned with museum administration, community development fundraising, and the organisation of golf and curling as amateur sports in Ontario. Fonds also includes correspondence of Robert Marshall Anderson and Donald Hume Anderson with various soldiers from the St. Thomas area who served during the Boer War/South African War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), and the Second World War (1939-1945). These records will interest military historians and researchers concerned with how the experiences of war are described and remembered. The correspondence embodies the distinct perspectives on military service of the regular infantry soldier and the military physician. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Community Service 2. Curling 3. Golf 4. Photographs 5. War Correspondence

Anderson (family)

Elgin County Court fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1852-1965

Fonds consists of court proceedings and statement of accounts under the following series: 1. Third Division Court (St. Thomas) Statement of Claims, 1852-1857 - Consists of decisions rendered by the court on small claims matters and settlement of accounts. Date range pertains to the period when cases were tried, although in some instances the settling of accounts took place at a later date. 2. Third Division Court (St. Thomas) Constable's Accounts, 1911-1959 - Consists of payment of accounts to police constables as a result of judicial responsibilities. Accounts outline their involvement in criminal proceedings on case by case basis. Records are predominantly pre-1940. 3. Third Division Court (St. Thomas) Coroner's Accounts and Inquests, 1911-1965 - Consists of payment of accounts for witnesses, police constables and medical officials as a result of their involvement in coroner's inquests. Verdict of the coroner's jury is often indicated. Records are on a case by case basis. 4. Third Division Court (St. Thomas) Prisoner's Accounts, 1920-1964 - Consists of Justice of the Peace accounts, quarterly return of prisoners (made to the provincial government) and Sheriff's accounts for prisoner discharges. Names of prisoners, convictions and sentences are listed. 5. Fourth Division Court (Dutton) Cash Book, 1909-1933 - Consists of ledger entries documenting the settlement of claims as a result of court decisions.

Ontario. County Court (Elgin)

Frank Davy fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1960-1964

Fonds consists of letters written by Mr. Davy to Dr. W.E. and Betty Pace of London. Dr. Pace was a dermatologist who provided treatment to Mr. Davy, spawning a friendship that lasted many years. The letters largely pertain to horticulture, both in Port Stanley and in general. Several letters also contain references to his military service and details on the war. The letter dated March 21, 1961 provides details on his military service. His obituary from the St. Thomas Times-Journal is included in the fonds.

Davy, Frank

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Tonti Chapter fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1932-1999

Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Tonti Chapter, St. Thomas, Ontario. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Minutes and Annual Reports, 1972-1999 2. Correspondence, 1991-1994 3. Miscellaneous historical information, 1932-1994

Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire. Tonti Chapter (St. Thomas, Ont.)

Iona Women's Institute fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1915-1989

Fonds consists of administrative records of the Iona Women’s Institute, Iona, Ontario, including minute books and a newspaper article. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: 1. Minutes, 1915-1985 2. Historical information, 1959

Iona Women's Institute

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1972-1992

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority 1972-1992, including minutes of annual, executive and committee meetings; conservation planning reports; annual reports; copies of the Authority’s newsletter; correspondence; and expenditures accounts. Fonds is organized into the following series: 1. Conservation Planning 2. Correspondence 3. Newsletters 4. Annual Reports 5. Minutes 6. Financial records

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority

McKay family/ Kenneth Weir McKay fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1819-ca. 1980

The fonds consists of records and photographs related to the McKay family, including the Sells and Bower family lines. The material covers the planning of the Sells family reunion at Selldon, various financial records and legal documents, K.W. McKay’s career as County clerk, newspaper clippings, Elgin County history and numerous Bower family photographs. The material has been arranged into the following series: McKay Family Series Kenneth Weir (K.W.) McKay Series William McKay Series John McKay Series Sells Family Series Bowers Family Series Elgin County History Series Land Registry Office Documents Photographs of St. Thomas Miscellaneous Legal Documents Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Photographs Local Newspaper Clippings Non-Local Newspaper Clippings

McKay, Kenneth Weir

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