Volume 45

The British Methodist Episcopal Church in Guelph

January 16, 2019 — Author: Melba Jewell Introduction Author: Debra Nash-Chambers Publication Date: 2006   Melba Jewell has been an asset to families and historians interested in the history of the BIack community in Guelph. She has aIso been a valuable contact for the history of a pioneer settlement of former slaves who homesteaded in the Queen's Bush in PeeI Township. Several families associøted...

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Frank Schofield in Guelph, 1922-1955

January 16, 2019 — Author: J. Brian Derbyshire Publication Date: 2006   Introduction Dr. Frank Schofield was a faculty member at the Ontario Veterinary College from 1922, when the College moved from Toronto to Guelph, until his retirement in 1955. FIe was a distinguished teacher and scientist, and in his obituary of Dr. Schofield written in 1971, Dr. Larry Smith, his successor as head...

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Hello. This is Your Operator Speaking: The History of "Ma Bell" in Guelph 1879 to 1930

January 16, 2019 — Author: Bonnie Durtnall Publicatiion Date: 2006   It was a typical early spring day in Guelph. james Goldie had gone to Ottawa to represent the Miller's Association and to give evidence before Mr. Mills' Depression of Trade Committee. The wife of Henry Hignell, a well-known blacksmith, had given birth to a daughter two days earlier. A. O. Buchan was selling...

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The Muckraker or Bert Burns The "Black Sox"

January 16, 2019 — Author: Greg Oakes Publication Date: 2006   The headline in the newspaper The Referee and the Baseball World, Saturday August 6, 1938 announcing the death of Bert Collyer.   Reproduction courtesy of the author   Bert Collyer tan a journalistic empire during the "Roaring Twenties" in Chicago. A flamboyant figure, he published a scandal sheet fot "Jazz Age" gamblers. TTuth...

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John McCrae and McCrae House: Keeping The Faith For Those Who Died

January 17, 2019 — Author: Bev Dietrich, Curator, Guelph Museums Publication Date: 2006   The image from the Ladies Home lournal, November 1918 that inspired Moina Michael to her to write her reply poem and establish the Memorial Poppy Fund.   Photograph courtesy of McCrae House.   After the death of John McCrae on ]anuary 28, 1978, tributes and memorials began arriving at 211...

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Ruth Pollard: In Memoriam

January 16, 2019 — Author: Unknown Publication Date: 2006   Ruth Pollard, former President of the Guelph Historical society, died on December 21, 2005 in Wellington, Ontario. The funeral was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Guelph. As long-time members of the Society know, Mrs. Pollard's tenure as President had a profound influence on the activities of the Society. Mrs. Pollard was President...

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