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:
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
|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|
|Mother:||Mary Ann Kennedy|
|Name:||Mary Ellen Kennedy|
|Birth Year:||abt 1879|
|Birth Place:||Merivale, Ontario|
|Marriage Date:||12 Dec 1899|
|Marriage Place:||Carleton, Ontario, Canada|
|Mother:||Mary Ann Mulligan Kennedy|