Sunday, February 5, 2017

Haszard-Cannon-Montgomery-Adams-MacDonald House, St. Eleanor's - Demolished

     I received this note today from Summerside resident Roxanne Hately-Leard.  Much thanks for bringing this to my attention and for providing additional information!    
     "John E. MacDonald House... I took this picture a week ago Friday.  to my dismay, it was torn down this past Monday.  It had been condemned.  It was also known as the Loman Adams house.  This was an old house.  I think it had been moved from North Street, St. Eleanor's.  It sat across the street from St. John's Anglican cemetery.  Thought you would be interested in this.  Enjoy your blog.  I think many more will after the article in the news." 
     The house was located at 45 South Drive in St. Eleanors.
      The following information about this house comes from Sketches Of Old St. Eleanors. 1973. Page 30
      “Thomas C. Cannon, son of Fred and Mary Lane Cannon set up business on the corner dealing in oysters which at one time sold for $5.00 per barrel.  He also sold flour and other goods.  His residence was erected by Haszard previous to 1856.  An oyster house was located on the opposite corner (Bernards).  The house was sold to R. H. Montgomery and in 1917 to Loman Adams who moved from Birch Hill to St. Eleanor’s in 1913.  The house was moved later as the corner lot was suggested as a suitable location for the Soldier’s Monument.  This house is now the residence of John MacDonald, the exterior architecture has remained much the same as the original.” 
     This is amazing - unknowing I'm related to this property through the Cannon and Compton families.  Here's some Cannon genealogy from
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Thomas Compton Cannon b. May 10 1836, St. Eleanors, PEI., m. Nov 23 1863, Amy Ellen Craswell, b. ___ 1842, d. Sep 20 1877.  Thomas died Dec 09 1887, St. Eleanors, PEI.
i   Gertrude Cannon m. John Porter.
ii  Minnie Cannon m. Stanley Compton.
iii Maude Cannon m. R. H. Montgomery.
iv  Bertha Cannon m. John Creswell.
v   Fanny Cannon.
vi  Arthur Cannon m. Elizabeth Cameron.
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     Here's more information about R.H. Montgomery from Prince Edward Island Family Trees
R. H. Montgomery
Age 66; 
Residence Summerside; 
Born Porthill.  Father Donald Montgomery. Mother Christie Woodside; 
Date of Death 19 March 1929; 
Entry Number 288
Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1929
Groom's Name Robert Hodgson Montgomery; 
Groom's Residence Summerside; 
Groom's Status Bachelor; 
Bride's Name Amy Maude Cannon; 
Bride's Residence St. Eleanors; 
Bride's Status Spinster; 
Date of Marriage License or Bond 15 August 1898; 
Date of Marriage Ceremony 17 August 1898; 
Officiant's Name John M Withycombe; 
Source RG19, Series3, Subseries4: Marriage Licenses, 1898

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    I keep finding more information...this house is in the 1880 Meachams Atlas plan and in elevation.
Below is St. Eleanor's Corner from the 1863 Lake Map.

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