Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday 1961

 Our first Easter in the United States.   We celebrated it with my Mom's brother and his family at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Easter back then always meant a new dress, hat, shoes, gloves and of course the horrible itchy crinoline slip and spending the day with family.      

~Heather, Mom and Me~

Sentimental Sunday~April 24,1927

On this Day 84 years ago in Pine Falls Manitoba Canada,
Ronald (Hirst) Sivinski was born.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sepia Saturday~ Peter Imlah and Mary Wilson

Peter Imlah seated with his wife Mary Wilson and son James Imlah standing

 Peter Imlah and Mary Wilson my 3rd Great Grandparents. Peter and Mary were married  on the 1st of October 1840 in Aberdeen Scotland, Peter was 29 and Mary 25. They raised 10 children and their Grand Daughter (my Great Grandmother Mary Bella). Peter made his living as a farmer until his death at the age of 71 in 1882, Mary died on the 12th of May 1900 at the age of 84.

1840 Record of Marriage

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Funeral Card Friday~ Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson Imlah  my Maternal 3rd Great Grandmother

In Loving Remembrance of 
Mary Wilson,
Widow of Peter Imlah.
Who Died at Millbrae, Fedderate, New Deer,
On Saturday 12th May, 1900,
Aged 85 years. 
"O death where is thy Sting? Oh grave where is thy Victory?"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday's Obituary~ On this day

 On this day 66 years ago my Maternal Grandfather passed away.

Source: The Beacon Herald
 Stanley Smith, 50 Birmingham St.,received word today of the sudden death,in Toronto of his brother, Melville Morrison Smith, of 766 Gladstone Ave. that city, former well known resident of this city. Mr. Smith died suddenly during the night while at his work at the C.N.R. roundhouse in Toronto. A heart attack is believed to have been the cause of death. Born in Stratford about 43 years ago Mr. Smith was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Smith. He attended Romeo public school here and was identified with the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the First Great War and also enlisted in this war with the  Signal corps but was honorably discharged after some months in the army. He was a member of the C.N.R. War Veterans Association. He had been a resident of Toronto for some many years and at one time gained considerable note as motorcycle rider with with the motordrome of the Johnny Jones Midway. A serious accident, resulting in a fractured skull and other injuries,compelled him to give up that work. A married man, Mr. Smith's wife was the former Alice Mason. He leaves to mourn their loss his widow;four children, Melville,Doreen,Joan and Jack,all at home;two sisters,Mary, Mrs Robert Alexander, Hamilton, and Jessie,Mrs. Thomas Kelly, Toronto, and five brothers, James, Toronto; Albert, Winnipeg; Ralph, Sault Ste Marie; Harold, Toronto and Stanley,Stratford.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday~William Imlah

William Imlah (my 2nd great grand uncle) and his daughters Mary Willamina on the left and Elizabeth Ann on the right. This photo may have been taken just after the death of his wife Mary Nicol in August 1874. According to records Mary Willamina would have been age 1 year 10 months and Elizabeth Ann 2 years 11 months.