Claybelt Memories

Claybelt Memories
Stories from Past Generations

After the success of our Claybelt Chronicles project of interviews with seniors of the area, we started to realize that we had missed some of the stories of the previous generations. Although many of them had passed on, fortunately some of them had written memoirs which were generously shared with us by their families.

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In addition, starting in 1992 the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum had interviewed several seniors and their stories have also been included in this book. The lives of some had been documented by family members, an organization, or the Temiskaming Speaker. Still others were found in the Women's Institutes Tweedsmuir histories.

This book is a collection of some of these stories. Our thanks go to the many authors for helping us to capture this past for future generations.

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Stories from this book include


Alexander Family

Allen, Melville "Mountain Mel"

Barnard Family

Barr, William James

Bolger, Patrick P.

Brooks, Charles Edward and Family

Brown, John A.

Brown, Thomas Edward and Family

Bucknall, John

Burnett, Charlie

Bush, Edith (née Bray)

Campsall Family

Thomas Chester Family

Craven, Percy Randolph "P. R."

Dumond Family

Dymond, Alfred Hutchinson

Charles Edwards Family

Farah, Kalil "Pete"

Farlinger, Fraser

Fowler, George

Greenwood, Blanche (née Frisby)

Greenwood, Charlie

Grills, Mabel (née Grills)

Houston, Dorothy May (née Burnes)

Jelly, Beulah (née Mick)

Jibb, Edna M. (née Aitchison)

Jibb, Joseph Melville

Kerr Family

Kosmack Family

Lavery, Rachel O. (née Fowler)

Love, Sarah Ellen

Marsland Family

McKelvie, Don

Remembrances of Dr. John D. McNaughton

Newton-White, Muriel

Nixon, William Glennie

Peckover Family

Peters, Arnold

Pirie, Earl

Pringle Family

Proud, Annie Mary (née Snider)

Sawford-Dye, Ernest

Scott, Margaret Jane (née Barr)

Semple Family

Louis Spncer Family

Sternberg (Cook)

Swartz, Emma Ann "Annie" (née Morrow)

Tucker, Mary Elsie Clara (née Logan)

R. R. Woods Family

Woods, Lorne Leonard