old legal documents

Family history research: old documents

Today I pulled out the stack of old legal documents in my collection and started sorting them by date. I’ve been hoping to find time to look at these for the past year and a half. Simply handling these documents–some from the mid 1800s–gives me chills. What a sense of history! It’s interesting to research…

Fishing boats Morpeth, Ontario

As the Story is Told: Fishing Part 1

…previous section… Fishing Fishing along Lake Erie, in Howard, was for many years a thriving industry with at least four different fisheries in operation. One was at Morpeth known to most as Barker’s Fishery; to the east was a fishery run by Frank Rose; to the west were Colls’ Fishery at Antrim and Bates’ at…

Outside of 1925 letter

1925 Letter: Still Ill

No Envelope, but addressed on outside of paper: Mrs. Bob Taylor. Morpeth Ontario Canada Morpeth Ont. Jan. 14, 1925 Dear Mrs. Taylor. – How are you ? I have the whooping cough so has Donald. Dad has a bad cold so has Mother. Dad has just come back from town. Mother just read me and…

1909 envelope from Detroit

1909 letter from Ethel

This letter was sent to my great grandparents just after their 1909 wedding. I have already posted the response letter from Mary to Ethel dated January 22, 1909 here. I wonder how those early days went at Hillcrest Cottage. Sadly, Mary’s father, Faxon Kimmerly, died on January 30, just a couple weeks after this letter…