The Mann Family of Black’s Corners – Carly Drummond

The Mann Family of Black’s Corners – Carly Drummond
Hi Linda! I am going to start collecting info on my moms family (the Mann family of Blacks corners) for you!– Carly Drummond

This is just wonderful and thank you Carly!!!!!

Herbert (the father) passed away September 3, 1978

My dad was born Herbert John Vidamour in Guernsey. His family arrived in Alymer Ont in1922 when his mother took ill. A nurse by the name of Hazel O Mann was the attending nurse. His mother asked if she knew anyone who could adopt Herb as he wasn’t even 2 yet and she took him home to her sister Ellen Mann who adopted Herb and that’s where the name had changed from Vidamour to Mann.

He went back to England with Ellen and was raised there then joined the British army and then got transfer to the Canadian army and brought his wife and two daughters back with him. Searched and found all his birth brothers and sisters. (😎 of them all in the Windsor & London area

Irene (mother) passed away in August 10, 2020
Name:Irene B. V. Mann
Birth Date:1928
Death Date:2020
Cemetery:Saint James Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:N
Spouse:Herbert J Mann

About my wonderful grandmother: She was born to the late John and Violet Hibberd of Southampton, England. Predeceased by her husbands Herbert John Mann, Charles Kritsch and William Empey and also by her brother Kenneth John Hibberd (Sheila-surviving). Dearly loved mother of Carolyn (Don Mann-Smith), Hazel (Robert Adey), Susan (Clemente Munoz), Lorraine (Brad Smith), Gary Mann, Gayle (Tony Higgins), Jayne Porteous (Tim McIntyre) and Patricia Morrice (Dave Richardson). Predeceased by her daughter Heather (Tim McGonegal) and son-in-law Ronnie Porteous. Fondly remembered by her 15 grandchildren Stephen King, Charlena Mann, Nicole Richards, Paul Adey, Angela Duff (John), Heather Lynn Stanzel (Duane Locke), Melissa McGonegal (Norm Davidson) and Mark McGonegal, Trevor and Haley Mann, Sarah Higgins (Vishal Trivedi), Victoria Saavedra (Rob), Kayla Somers (Scott), Carly Drummond (Dan) and Jack Morrice (Corrina). Adored by her 13 great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Mercedes, Brooklyn, Brandon, Ian, Trinity, Kylee, River, Paisley, Rhett, Silas, Harlyn and Raimey, Bryar & Liam.

The Mann Family England > Kingston (between 1955-57) > Barrie > Toronto > Barrie > New Brunswick > Carleton Place > Blacks Corners (1967) Their house in Blacks Corners was on Dakers Road. The only son, Gary, owns and lives in their homestead to this day. Carolyn & Hazel – born in England Susan, Lorraine, Heather, Gary – born in Barrie Gayle – born in Toronto Jayne – born in Barrie Patricia – born in New Brunswick As you can tell, Hebert Mann was in the military which is why they moved around quite a bit before settling in Blacks Corners.

In the family there are, in order: Herbert Irene Carolyn Hazel Susan & Lorraine (twins) Heather (passed away from cancer is 2010) Gary Gayle Jayne Patricia

This is a family picture from 2018. My grandmothers 90th birthday. The two men beside her are her nephews who surprised her with a visit all the way from England (where my grandma was born & raised) There is also all the siblings, children & most of the great grandchildren

Related Reading

Looking for Information on the Mann Family of Blacks Corners

Blacks Corners:
Named after John Black an early settler. The Knox Presbyterian Church was built there in 1846. It shows in the Historical Atlas for Lanark County.

The March to Black’s Corners

The Devlins and Weldon Armour– Ray Paquette

Dishing up the Memories of The Devlins

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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