Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Elgin OGS September Meeting

September Meeting
Elgin County Branch
Ontario Genealogical Society

Topic: Genetic Genealogy
Speaker: Craig Cole
Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Place: St Thomas Library, Carnegie Room
Everyone welcome. No Charge.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aylmer Elgin Cty., Ontario had other names - Elgin OGS June 1988

The following link describes alternate names for Aylmer Ontario Canada


St Thomas The Railway City - ELgin OGS article June 1988


From the St. Thomas Times Journal - Wednesday, June 29, 1927

1867 - 1927 - ST. THOMAS

The following link contains an article on St Thomas and the Railroad.

St Thomas Elgin Cty., Ontario - The Railway City June 1988

Port Furnival Elgin County Ontario Canada

For anyone searching their early Elgin roots and trying to locate a port of entry known as Port Furnival the following link indicates it was renamed Port Glasgow at some point in time.

Port Funival Elgin County Ontario Canada 

After hours of searching this article was found which references it's location as Port Glasgow. As further information is found this post will be updated.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Millard Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada

WILLIAM THEODORE MILLARD was born about 1860 in Bayham Oxford Cty., Ontario Canada. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH DOWN who was born about 1869 in Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada. They were married the 07th of December 1887 in St Thomas Elgin Cty., Ontario Canada.   

William Theodore Millard and Annie Elizabeth Down had a son named CHARLES EDWIN MILLARD who was born on the 14th of July 1891 in Paynes Mills, Elgin Co., Ontario Canada and died on the 19th of March 1953 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA. 

Charles married Daphne Vida Bernice Newman, daughter of John James Newman and Katherine Susanna Hannah (Susan) Stephens about 1920 (as per birth of first child). She was born on 21 Feb 1890 in Port Stanley, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada and died on the 03rd of May 1951 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA.

Charles Edwin Millard and Daphne Vida Bernice Newman had the following children:

. HAZEL MILLARD was born on the 14th of Apr 1921 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA. She died on 27 Jan 1984 in Parma, Cuyahoga Co., OH, USA. She married WILLIAM WHYTE whowas born about 1920. They were married on the 14th of Dec 1940 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. 

. SHIRLEY MILLARD was born in 1926 in Ohio United States. She died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. She married JAKE LOEFFLER who was born about 1925. 

. HELEN I MILLARD was born in 1928 in Ohio USA and died in 1977 in Ohio USA. She married JACK REED who was born about 1927 in USA.

. CECELIA C MILLARD was born on the 09th of Feb 1927 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. She died on the 19th of Sep 1997 in Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She married WILLIAM HEINGARDNER who was born about 1925. 

. WALTER WILLIAM MILLARD was born on the 12th of Jan 1932 in Cleveland Ohio USA and died on the 20th of Apr 1991 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA. He married MARGIE HOLBROOK who was born on 18th of Apr 1938 in Ohio United States. 

.FRANCES MILLARD was born on the 18th of May 1922 in Cleveland City Hospital, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA (some researchers have recorded Frances as a child of Lewis Westover who was Daphne Newman’s first husband). She died in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Elgin OGS May 2015 Meeting Notice

May 2015 Elgin OGS Meeting Notice

Elgin County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society Box 20060, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P OB5
The May 2015 meeting of the Elgin OGS is on Wednesday, May 13th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas Public Library. 

Speakers: Sandra Joyce is the author of two books based on her British Home Child father, Robert Joyce, her uncle Thomas Joyce, and Aunt Emma Joyce, The Street Arab and Belonging, the sequel to The Street Arab. Karen Mahoney also speaks on the farmer's perspective as her husband's family had home children on their farm. All welcome. Free

The Road to Culloden at Backus Page House Museum

Two day Scottish Living History event The Road to Culloden at Backus-Page House Museum.     May 16-17, 2015     10am - 4pm

    Admission for age 13+ $6.00 and age 12 and under free.

    Food booth: Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday noon - 4pm

    Sunday morning breakfast available 10am - noon for $6.00/person. 

    Contact  Angela Bobier

    Cultural Manager
    Backus-Page House Museum

    Tyrconnell Heritage Society

    29424 Lakeview Line