Postcard Family Stories 1906 — Mrs Thomas Hackett

Postcard Family Stories 1906 — Mrs Thomas Hackett

This morning I received a postcard that I had bought on EBay. It was a scene of the Long Bridge and the Almonte Town Hall. There was a message on the 1906 postcard and addressed to Mrs. Thomas Hackett of Ottawa.

The message that I can read is:

Dear Cousin,

We watched for Thomas and Preston all day and we just didn’t see them. We had a lovely time. Earnie? Mulligan was up, and all of us hope you are all well, as we are all well. J.M. ( Possible John Mulligan?).

Mrs. Thomas Hatchett (Mary Ellen Kennedy) passed away on the Bayswater street corner of a heart attack in 1942. She was probably going to the corner store or coming home from a visit to a friend. Mary Ellen still worked at the Birks store on Sparks Street.

Thomas was her husband and he passed away in 1938, and Preston was her son ( T. Preston Hackett). Her son T. Preston was quite involved with the Young Britons and a stamp collectors group and passed away in 1971.

I love doing this kind of research as everyone has a story and it should be documented. Who knows, maybe someone will add to it


The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Mar 1938, Thu  •  Page 3
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 May 1971, Mon  •  Page 28

Mrs Mary Ellen Hackett
[Mrs Mary Ellen Kennedy] 
Birth Date:24 Feb 1879
Birth Place:Bunville Ontario
Death Date:12 Sep 1942
Death Place:Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father:James Kennedy
Mother:Mary Ann Kennedy
Spouse:Thomas Hackett
Certificate Number:012656
Name:Mary Ellen Kennedy
Birth Year:abt 1879
Birth Place:Merivale, Ontario
Marriage Date:12 Dec 1899
Marriage Place:Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father:James Kennedy
Mother:Mary Ann Mulligan Kennedy
Spouse:Thomas Hackett

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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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