Desperately Seeking Effie Elsie McCallum — Part 2 — Jaan Kolk

Desperately Seeking Effie Elsie McCallum — Part 2 — Jaan Kolk
Historian Jaan Kolk

Part 1- Click here..Effie McCallum —- Missing Milliner

Yesterday we ended our story with little hope of ever finding Effie McCallum and I emailed historian Jaan Kolk hoping he might come up with something and he did.

Jaan Kolk

“I did not get anywhere with my first attempts, but since you had found the McCallum-Neilson wedding, I thought I would try to find who attended. Guests from out of town included Mrs. Garnet Sheppard and Master George of Lansdowne”. From the Ottawa Citizen, Aug. 26, 1921

Thanks Jaan!

So I found Esther Margaret McCallum on Ancestry because thanks to Jaan. I know now her name was Esther. In 1916 she married Daniel “Garnet” Sheppard in lived in the village of Lansdowne in Leeds Grenville. So Effie did not stay long in Chicago and there was no mention of her owning a millery store. She had Garnet, fell in love, married and moved to Lansdowne.

Name:Daniel Garnet Sheppard
Birth Year:abt 1888
Birth Place:Lansdowne
Marriage Date:4 Oct 1916
Marriage Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Sheppard
Mother:Emily McCullaugh
Spouse:Esther Margaret McCallum
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Feb 1919, Tue  •  Page 13

I found this social clipping and it mentions George, her son. George was born in 1917 and it says he accompanied her to visit Mr and Mrs. Robert McCallum who were her parents that lived Carleton Place. What’s interesting is she and her husband Garnet named their only son after her brother George McCallum. His full name was George McCallum SHEPPARD (see history below for more info about their son George)

Husband : Daniel “Garnett” Sheppard

Name:Garnett Sheppard
Racial or Tribal Origin:Irish
Marital status:Married
Birth Year:abt 1888
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:79
Residence Street or Township:Prince St
Residence City, Town or Village:Lansdowne
Residence District:Leeds
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Head
Spouse’s name:Esther Sheppard
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Religion:Church Of England
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:X2-40
Employment Type:3 Employer
Nature of Work:Green B
Municipality:Lansdowne Village
Enumeration District:98
Sub-District:Front of Leeds and Landsdowne (Townships)
Sub-District Number:33
Home Owned or Rented:Owned
Monthly Rental:BB
Class of House:Single House
Materials of Construction:Wood
Number of Rooms:7
Enumerator:W.G. Johnston
District Description:Polling Division No. 6 – Consisting of all those parts of the 2nd and 3rd concessions of the Township of Lansdowne lying east of lot No. 14. Landsdowne Village
Neighbors:View others on page
Line Number:37
Family Number:80
Household Members:NameAgeGarnett Sheppard33Esther Sheppard27George Sheppard3

Her husband Garnet had a garage business in Lansdowne, Ontario and came from a family of 10 children. From one of the clippings and I found this note from the iconic Miss Dixon’s column.

Mr. L. Moxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Moxley, has purchased Mr. Garnet Sheppard’s bakery, store and dwelling March 22, 1922 ( Miss Dixons column)

Garnet Sheppard was also one of the initial shareholders of the Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company. It was also known as the Thousand Island Telephone Company and formed January 13, 1892 and incorporated under the provisions of the Ontario Joint Stock Company Letters Patent Act, June 13, 1892. There were 50 shares of which Garnet owned one (He was number #303) and one share cost $50.00.

They had also they had moved from Lansdowne to King Street, Gananoque and Effie died in 1941 when she was 46 years old. It looks like he was still in business for himself.

Name:D Garnet Sheppard
Residence Date:1949
Residence Place:Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Street address:King Street
Electoral District:Leeds
Reference Number:M-4839


Frank O’HearnA PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO–Pictures provided by the Sheppard family.
Near Ivey Lea …
That would be Garnet Sheppard on the oars …

Pictures provided by the Sheppard family. Esther McCallum Sheppard?
Near Ivey Lea …

Frank O’HearnA PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO–Pictures provided by the Sheppard family.
Near Ivey Lea …

Esther Margaret McCallum Sheppard

BIRTH1894 Carleton Place, ON
DEATH1941 (aged 46–47)
BURIALUnion CemeteryLansdowne, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID205484648 · View Source

Birth– Apr 1895

Birth of Brother George Clyde McCullum(1896–)18 Dec 1896 • Lanark, Ontario, Canada 1896-

Marriage–04 Oct 1916 • Lanark, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Garnet Sheppard(1888–)1 Source191621

Residence 1 Jun 1921 • Lansdowne, Leeds, Ontario, CanadaMarital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife

Death11 Oct 1941 • Leeds, Ontario, Canada1Death (Alternate)11 Oct 1941 • Leeds, Leeds, Ontario, Canada


 George McCallum Sheppard

Sheppard, George McCallum(1917-2007)

Biographical history

George McCallum Sheppard was born in 1917

George McCallum Sheppard

July 5th, 1917 in Lansdowne, Ontario, and lived most of his life in Gananoque. He served as a flight instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War at the No. 1 Instrument Flying School on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Deseronto, Ontario. He died on March 3rd, 2007 in Gananoque and was buried in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

Kingston Whig Standard – 5 Mar 2007

George McCallum SHEPPARD
SHEPPARD, George McCallum – (Flight Lt with the RCAF as a flight instructor from 1940-1945) Suddenly in his 90th year at the Carveth Care Centre on Saturday, March 3, 2007. George Sheppard beloved husband of Evelyn Swift. Loving father of Doug Sheppard, Ted Sheppard and his wife Pam all of Gananoque, Marg Mills and her husband Harold of Bowmanville and Mary Goodchild and her husband Steven of Carleton Place. Dear grandfather of Alyson Sheppard-Rose and her husband Jason, Ted Sheppard and his wife Karoline, Tim Mills and his wife Tara, David Mills, Leanne Bowen and her husband Jeremy, Mark, Danny and Laura Goodchild. Also survived by 3 great grandchildren Abby and Kate Mills and Jack Sheppard.


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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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