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The Dodds of Almonte

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The Dodds of Almonte

Russell, Pearl, & Janice Dodds- David Tosh

Last week I found a clipping from a 1951 Almonte Gazette which I posted on Tales of Almonte on facebook. David Tosh added a photo and people put memories and that’s when you know everyone has a story to tell and it has to be documented. Thanks David Tosh, I appreciate it. Everyone needs to be remembered.

TV. SET PRESENTED TO RUSSELL S. DODDS

Christmas came twice this year for Russell Dodds in Almonte. The gift, which

according to Mr. Dodds, almost left him speechless was a 17-inch screen, Stewart-Warner Television set and it came on August 18.

Bob.Rivington, agent for Stewart Warner, arrived with the set on that day explaining that it was the gift of Gordon Hill, Geo. Gomme and Albert Gale, and that he would contribute the aerial and set it up.

Mr. Dodds is a triple amputee from World War II who came to live in Almonte at the close of the war with his wife, the former Pearl Bond. They have one daughter, Janice, who is six years old. Mr. Dodds’ home was at Tisdale, Sask., where his mother still lives.

His friends who derive considerable pleasure from viewing television, thought it would be a great pastime for him especially in winter.

Sept 1953 Almonte Gazette

David Tosh–Here’s a photo of Russell, Pearl, & Janice Dodds. Pearl’s maiden name would be Bond and she would be a sister to my grandmother, Mary Christina “Chrissie” (Bond) Tosh. Sadly, both Russell & Pearl died within weeks of each other in late 1960 when they were both in their early 50’s. Janice went to live with her aunt & uncle, Catherine “Kay” (Bond) & Harvey Goodfellow. Kay would be Pearl’s sister. David Tosh

Margaret McNeelyYes my Aunt Pearl and Uncle Russell were wonderful people. I spent a lot of time at their house and I use to babysit their daughter Janice

Myrtle I. McNeelyI knew this family who attended our church in Almonte. I was a friend of Janice.

Allan StanleyPearl Dodds was my great aunt and remember she would babysit me at their other house they lived in on Elgin street. My great uncle Russell her husband, had his bed on the main floor, as of course, stairs would be a problem as a result of his war injuries.

Bond Tosh Genealogy- David Tosh

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photo David Tosh

Hi Linda,

I think this photo was taken in Almonte but I don’t know for sure.  The 3 people in the front on the left are my great grandparents, George Thomas Bond & Mary Christina (Whyte) Bond and their daughter, Florence Elsie (Bond) Tosh who would be my grandmother’s sister.  If anyone knows the names of anyone else in this photo or where the photo was taken please post a reply.  George Bond died in January 1947 so the photo was taken before that.  Marg (Tosh) McNeely sent me this photo last year and Florence would be her mother and George & Mary would be her grandparents.  Thank you.

David Tosh.

TOSH

TOSH Family — May We Remember — David Tosh Mervin Tosh Stuart Tosh Eric Spalding

Stuart Alexander Tosh Photos- thanks to David Tosh

Caroline Catherine (Wacowich) Tosh — David Tosh

Memories of Almonte — Bonnie Tosh

The Farm of Alec and Chrissie Tosh — David Tosh

Tosh Family Genealogy — Deaths- Adelaide Stuart Gordon

Who Was Winnard Tosh of Almonte?

BOND

Mr. Young and Mr. Bond- Almonte History 1870s

Bond — George and James Bond

The Bond Family– Genealogy

The True Carleton Place Story of Joie Bond- by Jennifer Hamilton

The Name is Bond—-Joie Bond

TOSH Family — May We Remember — David Tosh Mervin Tosh Stuart Tosh Eric Spalding

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TOSH Family — May We Remember — David Tosh Mervin Tosh Stuart Tosh Eric Spalding
Attachment 1:  My father, Hartley Tosh, who was in the Army during WW2

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adhs The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 Oct 1942, Fri  •  Page 23
Attachment 2:  My father’s 2 older brothers, Stuart & Mervin Tosh.  Stuart was in the Air Force & Mervin was in the Navy during WW2.
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 Jun 1937, Wed  •  Page 12
Attachment 3:  Eric Tosh (Not Yosh) Spalding was killed in Europe in WW1.  Eric was the son of Annie (Tosh) Spalding who was the sister of Robert Carswell Tosh (my great grandfather)

Attachment 4:  Stuart Tosh survived being shot down while piloting a plane over Europe during WW2.
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 Jan 1943, Sat  •  Page 2
Attachment 5:  The Almonte Remembrance Day program saved by my father from 1940.  He would’ve been 15 at the time.

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Dec 2006, Sat  •  Page 45

Thanks to David Tosh for all the photos..

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The Farm of Alec and Chrissie Tosh — David Tosh

Tosh Family Genealogy — Deaths- Adelaide Stuart Gordon

Who Was Winnard Tosh of Almonte?

Caroline Catherine (Wacowich) Tosh — David Tosh

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Caroline Catherine (Wacowich) Tosh — David Tosh

Hi Linda,

My aunt, Caroline Catherine (Wacowich) Tosh was born 100 years ago today (July 8th) in Alberta.  She married my uncle, Mervin Clark Tosh, at the Almonte Presbyterian Church in 1953 and spent the rest of her life living in Almonte.  She also worked at the Almonte General Hospital for many years.  She passed away in March of 2000 and is buried at the Auld Kirk Cemetery.

David Tosh.

Memories of Almonte — Bonnie Tosh

The Farm of Alec and Chrissie Tosh — David Tosh

Tosh Family Genealogy — Deaths- Adelaide Stuart Gordon

The Farm of Alec and Chrissie Tosh — David Tosh

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The Farm of Alec and Chrissie Tosh — David Tosh

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 David Tosh

Hi Linda,

Here are some old photos of my grandparent’s farm including the one that I already posted.  Two others are newspaper clippings from when the house was for sale.  The last one is an auction sale that was done when my grandmother decided to move out of the house.

Thanks David!!!

Stuart McIntosh Cream cans by the gate. Wood smoke from the brick chimney.

Allan Stanley I loved going there as kid… Great Aunt Chrissie always had on an apron and was always baking pies and cake

Stephen Brathwaite Where was that?

David TosThe end of Union at Carss

Steven Currie— Is it still standing David

David Tosh It was still there when I took a photo of it last August.

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David Tosh Just the house. All the barns were torn down in the early 1980s.

Steven Currie Love them old places u grew up with, I own the old farm my dad’s family grew up in outside Clayton

Steven Currie Is it still in the family?

David Tosh I don’t think so

Margaret McNeely Aunt Chrissie Tosh…..her specialty was donut holes….she use to sell them to a lot of people.

 

Tosh Farmhouse 4

 

 

Tosh Farmhouse 5

 

 

 

Tosh Farmhouse 7

 

Tosh Farmhouse 8

 

Granny Tosh auction 1

There were three bridges going onto the Island, one called Stone Bridge, one called Back Bridge and the other one called Front Bridge. After you cross the Back Bridge as if you were going into the Rosamond Estate they had a huge set of stairs that took you up to Union Street. We used them many times for a short cut to my Uncle Alec and Aunt Chrissie Tosh’s farm at the end of Union Street and I’m sure many of the mill workers used them when going home after work. I have read in the local paper that they are restoring the steps for the new Coleman Island Trail.

A few of our swimming spots were underneath the old blacksmith shop at Gary Houston’s house, at Rock Bottom on the Tosh farm and also at Brown’s Dairy located in part of the town they called New England. 

Growing up on the Coleman Island in the 40’s and 50’s Marg McNeely

 

 

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Here are some more members of the Tosh Family.

TOSH Mary Christina (Chrissie)

In hospital at Almonte, Ontario, on Wednesday, July 8, 1981, MARY CHRISTINA (CHRISSIE) BOND (of Almonte). In her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late Alexander Tosh and much loved mother of Stuart, Ottawa; Mervin and Orval, Almonte; Hartley, Oakville. Dear sister of Mrs. Harry Nontell (Ruby), Creston, B.C.; Mrs. Pansy Kuehl, Kitchener; Mrs. Jean Proctor and Mrs. Kay Goodfellow, both of Almonte. Predeceased by Florence, Alberna, Pearl and Gordon. Also survived by nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Rested at the Gamble & Comba Funeral Home, 127 Church Street, Almonte, from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday and where service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Ed Smith officiating. Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery.

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Hi Linda,

I think this photo was taken in Almonte but I don’t know for sure.  My Uncle Mervin lived in Almonte for most of his life so perhaps it was.  Thankfully, someone wrote the names of the people on the back of the photo.  Left to right they are Helen Cochran, H Edmunds, Mervin Tosh, Lyle McLaren, Mary Mitchell.  Thank you.

David Tosh.

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