Family Record as taken from Family Bible and amended by W.A. Code, October 1927
William Code and Elizabeth Hicks married the 27th of February 1849 by Reverend Mr. Harris at Perth, Ontario
Mother, Elizabeth Hicks dies at Innisville on October 23, 1895 at the age of 72, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery at Perth.
Father, William Code, dies at Innisville on November 21, 1868 at the age of 49 and was buried in St. John’s Church burying ground Innisville. Mother wished to be buried in the cemetery at Perth where her brothers were buried, whom she loved dearly. There was a strong bond of affection between Mother and her brothers, and particularly between her brother William and herself.
John Code born January 22 1850
Margaret Code born February 1 1852- died 11th March 1929
Thomas Alfred Code born June 9th 1854
Mary Elizabeth Code born July 26 1856
Robert George Code born October 20 1858
William Abraham Code born February 27th 1861
James Richard Code born January 27th, 1864
John Code and Mary M. Butler married October 22, 1884 by Reverend R. L. Stevenson at St. James Church, Perth, Ontario
John Code and Margaret Code married December 2, 1885 at Trinity Church, Innisville by Reverend F. H. Farrar
T.A. Code and Jennie Leslie married November 12, 1890 at the Leslie home on Theodore St. Ottawa
James R. Code and Jennie Elizabeth McGregor married October 18th 1893 in St. Margaret’s Church, Toronto, by Reverend Moore
W.A. Code and Pearl C. Harris married Febriary 22, 1899 in St. Margaret’s Church, Toronto by Reverend Moore
William Code died at Innisville on the 21st November, 1868
Elizabeth Hicks died at Innisville on October 23, 1895
Jessie Elizabeth McGregor, wife of James R. Code died at Toronto (no date)
Jennie Leslie, wife of T.A. Code died at Perth
Bessie Mary Code, daughter of George and Margaret Code died at Innisville August 5th, 1887
Robert George Code died at Ottawa on April 12th 1921
Mary Elizabeth Code dies at Toronto on November 18, 1922
Births of Children of Others
Bessie Mary Code born August 31,1886– daughter of George and Margaret Code
Margaret Carol Jones granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Code born December 20, 1924 at Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Arthur William Jones, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Code, born on July 16, 1926 at Ottawa, Ontario.
Arthur Reginald Jones and Muriel Pretoria Code, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Code married on September 26, 1923 by the Reverend Channell G. Hepburn at All Saints Church, Ottawa, Ontario.
The foregoing is a somewhat disconnected account of some family history which the writer has stored in his mind if it serves any useful purpose or interests any member of the family he will be well repaid for the time given to it.
37 Second Avenue, Ottawa
October 20th, 1927.
Note—When the post office opened in 1851 a clerical error resulted in the community being called Innisville. The error was never corrected.
The first industrial process on the site was operated by the Kilpatrick family beginning in 1842 and established as a tannery shortly thereafter. In 1882 a new owner, Thomas Alfred Code, established Codes Custom Wool Mill with a range of processes, including: carding, spinning, fulling, shearing, pressing, and coloring of yarns. In 1896, its name was changed to the Tay Knitting Mill, and it produced yarn, hosiery, socks, gloves, sporting-goods, sweaters, and mitts. Another change came in 1899, when a felt-making process was introduced and the mill was renamed Code Felt. The company continued to operate until the closing of the factory in 1998.
51 Herriott – The Code Mill is actually a collage of five different buildings dating from 1842. T.A. Code moved to Perth in 1876, and bought this property by 1883. Code spent 60 years in business in Perth. The business started with a contract to supply the North West Mounted Police with socks, and continued for many years manufacturing felt for both industrial and commercial uses.
Code Felt Co today– Click here..
In the 1883, Mr. T. A. Code established Codes Custom Wool Mill with a range of processes, including: carding, spinning, fulling, shearing, pressing, and coloring of yarns. In 1896, its name was changed to the Tay Knitting Mill, and it produced yarn, hosiery, socks, gloves, sporting-goods, sweaters, and mitts. Another change came in 1899, when a felt-making process was introduced and the mill was renamed Code Felt. The company continued to operate until the closing of the factory in 1998. The following year, John Stewart began a major restoration and introduced new uses for this landmark. This impressive limestone complex with its central atrium now has an interesting mix of commercial tenants.-Perth Remembered
How did I get this?
I purchased this journal online from a dealer in California. I made every attempt to make sure the journal came back to its rightful location. Every day I will be putting up a new page so its contents are available to anyone. It is a well worn journal full of glued letters and newspaper clippings which I think belonged to Code’s son Allan at one point. Yes there is lots of genealogy in this journal. I am going to document it page by page. This journal was all handwritten and hand typed. Read-More Local Treasure Than Pirate’s Booty on Treasure Island
How did it get into the United States? The book definitely belonged to Allan Code and he died in Ohio in 1969.
Allan Leslie Code
1896–1969 — BIRTH 27 MAR 1896 • Ontario—DEATH JUN 1969 • Mentor, Lake, Ohio, USA
Andrew Haydon–He was the author of Pioneer Sketches of The District of Bathurst (Lanark and Renfrew Counties, Ontario) (The Ryerson Press, 1925) and Mackenzie King and the Liberal Party (Allen, 1930).
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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4b – Innisville — Coopers and “Whipping the Cat” 1860-1870
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4e – Innisville — ‘Neighbours Furnished one Another with Fire’
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 5- Code Family– “Hawthorn Mill was a Failure, and the Same Bad Luck has Followed for at Least 50 Years”
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 6- Code Family– “Almost everything of an industry trial character had vanished in Innisville in 1882”
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 7- Code Family–“Thank God, no member of my family has disgraced me or the name!
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 8- Code Family– “We got a wool sack and put him inside and took him to the bridge”
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 9- Code Family –“I had much trouble in saving myself from becoming a first class liar”
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 10- Code Family – I conjured to myself: “You will know me later!” And Peter McLaren did.
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 11- Code Family –“I continued with bull dog tenacity for 12 years without salary”
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 12- Code Family–“Had I the course to go over again I would evade outside responsibilities beyond my share, even if it cost more”
The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 16- Code Family-“The fish would shoot back and forth and at time hit their legs causing them to fall”