Ilene King

October 12, 1939 – Letter home from London

Postmarked Oct. 12, 11:30 pm, 1939 London, Ont. Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario Dear Folks, – I have only about fifteen minutes before supper so this will not be very long. I didn’t get home until 4:45 to-night. There was a meeting about the Red Cross Society. There is a meeting after 4 several nights…

Slabtown school 1946

As the Story is Told: S. S. No. 3 Howard, Slabtown 1946

…previous section… Students of Slabtown School, 1946 Front Row: Bill Callingham, Donna Arnold, Marjorie Stinson, Charles Sheppy. Second Row: Alvin Stinson, Gordon Sheppy, Shirley Bell, Bruce Stinson, Joyce Arnold, Donald Stinson, Walter Stinson, Rob Callingham. Third Row: Pauline Van Bonn, Kenneth Drouillard, Ivy Van Bonn, Maxine Arnold. Fourth Row: Thelma Trenter, Billie Trudgen, Glenda Trenter,…

Slabtown school Ontario 1920

As the Story is Told: S. S. No. 3 Howard, Slabtown 1920

…previous section… School and Students of S. S. No. 3, Slabtown, 1920s Back Row: ? Musgrove, Muriel Trudgen, Margaret Handy, Miss McRoberts, Elmer Trudgen, Arthur Willis, Edgar Brown, Albert Purdy, Frank Magee, Eugene Ryckman. Middle Row: Mary Ferris, Dorothy Lindsey, Jean Handy, ? Musgrove. Front Row: Maxine McCain, Howard Hall, George Ferris, Glen Galbraith, Carl…

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My Dearest Belle: First World War Letters

I work for Parks Canada at a national historic site. One of our “sister sites” is sharing a series of letters that I thought may interest some of my readers. You can follow the series on the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites’ facebook page. Here is the introduction to the series.…

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Letter home: September 21, 1939

This letter was tucked in the same envelope as the previous one. It continues the inside joke of “Ike” – interesting. It sounds like Helene was having a lot of trouble getting the books she needed, and maybe feeling a little behind as she started college. I found a photo of the address where she…

Slabtown School, Chatham-Kent Ontario 1909

As the Story is Told: S. S. No. 3 Howard, Slabtown 1909

…previous section – history of Slabtown School… Students of Slabtown School, circa 1909 Front Row: Walter Reeves, Frank Hummel, Jean Stiontson (Arnold), Mabel Magee (Barnwell), ??, Buelah Stinson (Tully), Stanley Smith, Percy Smith, Early Stinson, Verleye Frederick, Wray Passmore. Second Row: Alli Hornby, Annie Coll (Mackey), ??, ??, Fred Todd, Bob Hornby, James McKinlay, Doug…