Friday, February 24, 2017

2016 Heritage Awards from PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation

     I had the pleasure of attending this year's Heritage Awards at Beaconsfield Carriage House on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.   Below is from the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation's website.
2016 Award Recipients-
Heritage Activity

·        City of Charlottetown for Fort Edward Magazine stonework restoration
·        Clara Jean Howard and Craig Clark for former Rose Valley United Church restoration
·        Culture Summerside for Journal Pioneer and 105th Regiment anniversary programming
·        Estelle DesRoches for One Man’s Family
·        Tiber Falzett for various activities
·        Hughie Graham for various activities
·        Jean Jans for various activities
·        Larry and Jane Dugdale for restoration of former Cape Traverse Masonic Hall
·        King George Hall Committee for restoration of King George Hall
·        Ed MacDonald, Irene Novaczek and Josh MacFadyen (editors) for Time and a Place
·        Paige Matthie for Caroline Daly research and exhibit
·        Panmure Island Lighthouse Association for restoration of Panmure Island Lighthouse
·        Stacy MacInnis for restoration of Elliott's Train Station

Natural Heritage Activity Award

Jackie Waddell

Volunteer of the Year Award
Lois Brown

Mary Cornfoot Brehaut Award
Arlene Morrison

Publication of the Year Award
John Cousins for New London: The Lost Dream

Irene Rogers Award

Ken and Jenny Meister

Below are images of the Architectural Restoration recipients.
Rose Valley United Church - Clara Jean Howard and Craig Clark (photo cf. Alicia (@globtrottinggourmond) Instagram
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Cape Traverse Masonic Hall - Larry & Jane Dugdale (photo by Kerras Jeffery)
King George Hall - King George Hall Committee / Port Hill (photo by Claude Arsenault)
Elliotts Train Station - Stacy MacInnis (photo by Stacy MacInnis)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mill site of the John S. Bagnall Saw Mill, Hazel Grove

     I stopped the other day to take this photo where the Bagnall's Saw Mill used to be - it was straight in from this photo.  This is looking east on Route 239 (Route 2 Highway is a half mile away to the south).  In the 1864 Hutchinson's Prince Edward Island Directory it lists John S. Bagnall of Hazel Grove owning the saw mill here.  This stream goes down to Bagnall's Pond in Hunter River where the Bagnall's once operated a saw mill, hardware store and woodworking shop in the old Patterson Grist Mill.
Below is the map from the Meachams 1880 Atlas showing the saw mill.
This is across the road looking north - see the old barn in the photo below.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Interesting House, O'Leary

     This gem of a house is located on North Street in O'Leary - the interesting detailing would suggest it was built pre-WWII.

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.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Morell Creamery - 1950

    This photo comes from the Facebook page of Mike Gaudet: Prince Edward Island Family Photos.