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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 26- Mary Rathwell and Eleanor Ennis

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 26- Mary Rathwell and Eleanor Ennis

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Innisville- loggers and mills

 

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New Addition to the Code Journals (actual letter to T.A. Code from Mrs W.J. Rothwell ( Mary)

Lanark R. R. 1

March 18 ( no year)

To: Mr. T. A. Code, Perth

Dear Mr. Code,

I was very pleased to have your letters in Sat. mail and deem it quite a prize to hold– the documents re: Ennis Estate. I shall draw your attention to one error contained. The *Ennis “Cresh” if there is any.

*(author’s note–Cresh-Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups – by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair)

Thank you, my husband W. J. is quite himself to-day. He remains in bed. In fact he had to as his cold affected the head and stomach. He expects to attend Mr. Morris’s funeral to-morrrow.

David was the only child of the first marriage. My mother, Eleanor, was the oldest of the second family.

In order: Eleanor, Sarah, Maggie, John, Esther, Rebecca.

I like your ideas of the family tree, and have been meandering about.

Truly yours,

Mary Rothwell

Mrs. W. J. Rothwell (William Joseph)

Lanark, R.R. 1

Mary E. (James) Rothwell obit- 1941 -

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jan 1941, Fri  •  Page 19

 

William Joseph Rothwell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Death: December 03, 1940 (65)
Immediate Family: Son of John Rothwell and Eleanor Mary Warren
Husband of Mary Ethel James
Father of Eleanor Kathleen Dorothy Rothwell

 

Original letter typed up in 1929 by T. A. Code and sent to Andrew Haydon from the journal I purchased.-Perth, Ontario,1929. Noted history about Eleanor Ennis mother of Mary Rathwell who wrote the above letter and why she was interested in Ennis family history.

Perth, December 16,1929.

Ennis Genealogy

Coped from a letter from Arthur Foster of Chilliwack, B.C. dated September 29th 1929. to George Ennis of Balderson, Ontario.

James Ennis, senior was married in Ireland before coming to this country. Four children were the issue of this union viz.

Mrs. Charles Harvey, Mrs. john Chalmers, Mrs. James Cook and one son James Ennis Jr. also one son David died young.

The name of his first wife not related or known. His second wife was Caroline Buell who died at Ennisville/Innisville in the early eighties.

James Ennis, Jr. married Miss Jackson and one son David was the only issue. He was again married to Essie Jackson, a sister of his first wife, and the following family followed.

Eleanor- Mrs. Wm. James (Mary Rothwell’s Mother)

Sarah-Mrs. John James, Clayton

John-later of Port Huron

Esther- Mrs. T. A. Kidd Burritts Rapids

Death

Perth Courier, Feb 24 1925 Death
In Lanark twp, February 15, Eleanor Ennis, wife of William H James, aged 50 years, 2 14 days. Born in Innisville in 1845. Daughters are Mrs R Montgomery, Lanark; Mrs Thomas Hands, Drummond, Mrs Wm Rathwell, Lanark and Mrs Frank, Edmonton and Sadie, Gladys and Nellie at home. Son William also at home…to St George’s
Cem…brother John E, Sarnia; brother-in-law T A Kidd, Burritt’s Rapids (Carleton Place ‘Central Canadian’)

 

Mary Ethel James

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 15, 1941 (62)
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family: Daughter of William Hill James and Eleanor Ennis
Wife of William Joseph Rothwell
Mother of Eleanor Kathleen Dorothy Rothwell

 

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 3– Genealogy Ennis

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4a – Innisville the Beginning

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4b – Innisville — Coopers and “Whipping the Cat” 1860-1870

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4c – Innisville — Henry York and Johnny Code

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4d – Innisville — “How We did Hoe it Down”!

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4e – Innisville — ‘Neighbours Furnished one Another with Fire’

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 6- Code Family– “Almost everything of an industry trial character had vanished in Innisville in 1882”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 7- Code Family–“Thank God, no member of my family has disgraced me or the name!

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 8- Code Family– “We got a wool sack and put him inside and took him to the bridge”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 9- Code Family –“I had much trouble in saving myself from becoming a first class liar”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 10- Code Family – I conjured to myself: “You will know me later!” And Peter McLaren did.

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 11- Code Family –“I continued with bull dog tenacity for 12 years without salary”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 12- Code Family–“Had I the course to go over again I would evade outside responsibilities beyond my share, even if it cost more”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 13- Code Family–S. S. No. 17 Drummond, Innisville

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 14- Code Family–Letters from Mother Elizabeth Hicks

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 15- Code Family– Love and Runaway Marriages

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 16- Code Family-“The fish would shoot back and forth and at time hit their legs causing them to fall”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 17- Code Family–“A reaper with the sickle and danced all night”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 18- Code Family–Family Records from the Family Bible

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 19- Code Family–“Michell was never known to have any money, excepting at or after tax sales”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 20- Code Family–“Whither Are We Drifting?”– The Perth Public School

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 21- Code Family–Franktown Past and Present Reverend John May

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 22- Code Family–Field Day at “The Hill” (McDonald’s Corners)

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 23- Code Family–Brother John — John Code Goes West

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 24- Code Family– Built for the Love of his Life

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 25- Code Family– A Letter from Mother

 

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 3– Genealogy Ennis

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 3– Genealogy Ennis

 

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Original letter jottings in journal–Perth, Ontario, December 16,1929.

The key of the safe on brown box in my room is to be found in the safe in the mill.

T.H.C. (Thomas Alfred Code)

John H. McLaren

Born in McNab Township Renfrew, Nov. 27th 1831.

Died Dec. 11th 1901

J. A. Stewart

Dies Oct. 7, 1922.

Age 57 years

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This is just a tidbit- LOTS more genealogy coming up in this journal.

 

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Original letter typed up in 1929 and sent to Andrew Haydon from the journal I purchased.-Perth, Ontario,1929.

Perth, December 16,1929.

Coped from a letter from Arthur Foster of Chilliwack, B.C. dated September 29th 1929. to George Ennis of Balderson, Ontario.

James Ennis, senior was married in Ireland before coming to this country. Four children were the issue of this union viz.

Mrs. Charles Harvey, Mrs. john Chalmers, Mrs. James Cook and one son James Ennis Jr. also one son David died young.

The name of his first wife not related or known. His second wife was Caroline Buell who died at Ennisville/Innisville in the early eighties.

James Ennis, Jr. married Miss Jackson and one son David was the only issue. He was again married to Essie Jackson, a sister of his first wife, and the following family followed.

Elenear- Mrs. Wm. James

Sarah-Mrs. John James, Clayton

John-later of Port Huron

Esther- Mrs. T. A. Kidd Burritts Rapids

MORE to come… LOTS more..

Thanks to Bill M for adding this.:)

More Ennis tidbits from my files
Extracts from the Perth Courier, extracted by G. Couch
Perth Courier, Feb 5 1875 Marriage
At St John’s Church, Ennisville, on Wednesday January 27th, by the Rev Geo W G Grout, Mr Thomas Kidd, merchant, of Burritt’s Rapids, to Esther, second daughter of The Perth Courier the late James Ennis, of Ennisville
Perth Courier, Apr 7 1905 Death
Ester Jackson, relict of late Jas Ennis, died at the home of her daughter Mrs T A Kidd, Burritt’s Rapids, aged 81
Perth Courier, Feb 24 1925 Death
In Lanark twp, February 15, Eleanor Ennis, wife of William H James, aged 50 years, 2 14 days. Born in Innisville in 1845. Daughters are Mrs R Montgomery, Lanark; Mrs Thomas Hands, Drummond, Mrs Wm Rathwell, Lanark and Mrs Frank, Edmonton and Sadie, Gladys and Nellie at home. Son William also at home…to St George’s
Cem…brother John E, Sarnia; brother-in-law T A Kidd, Burritt’s Rapids (Carleton Place ‘Central Canadian’)
Perth Courier, Nov 23 1917 Death
Wednesday November 14, at her residence Rideau View, Burritts Rapids, Mrs T A Kidd, 64, after an illness of 4 years, of bronchitis. Nee Esther, daughter of late Mr Ennis, Innisville. Husband and 3 sons (sic) survive: Mrs A Langstaff, Kemptville; Misses Alberta, May and Bessie, at home; Maj Rev W E, McDonald’s Corners, chaplain of 21st Battn overseas; Maj T A, assis dept Adjt General, Kingston and J Harold at home. To Burritts Rapids Friday

 

 

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Original letter typed up in 1929 and sent to Andrew Haydon from the journal I purchased.-Perth, Ontario,1929.

 

 

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Photo- Perth Remembered

History

The first industrial process on the site was operated by the Kilpatrick family beginning in 1842 and established as a tannery shortly thereafter.  In 1882 a new owner, Thomas Alfred Code, established Codes Custom Wool Mill with a range of processes, including: carding, spinning, fulling, shearing, pressing, and coloring of yarns. In 1896, its name was changed to the Tay Knitting Mill, and it produced yarn, hosiery, socks, gloves, sporting-goods, sweaters, and mitts. Another change came in 1899, when a felt-making process was introduced and the mill was renamed Code Felt. The company continued to operate until the closing of the factory in 1998.

 

51 Herriott – The Code Mill is actually a collage of five different buildings dating from 1842. T.A. Code moved to Perth in 1876, and bought this property by 1883. Code spent 60 years in business in Perth. The business started with a contract to supply the North West Mounted Police with socks, and continued for many years manufacturing felt for both industrial and commercial uses.

Code Felt Co today– Click here..

 

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In the 1883, Mr. T. A. Code established Codes Custom Wool Mill with a range of processes, including:  carding, spinning, fulling, shearing, pressing, and coloring of yarns. In 1896, its name was changed to the  Tay Knitting Mill, and it produced yarn, hosiery, socks, gloves, sporting-goods, sweaters, and mitts.  Another change came in 1899, when a felt-making process was introduced and the mill was renamed  Code Felt. The company continued to operate until the closing of the factory in 1998. The following year, John Stewart began a major restoration and introduced new uses for this landmark. This impressive limestone complex with its central atrium now has an interesting mix of commercial tenants.-Perth Remembered

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How did I get this?

I purchased this journal online from a dealer in California. I made every attempt to make sure the journal came back to its rightful location. Every day I will be  putting up a new page so its contents are available to anyone. It is a well worn journal full of glued letters and newspaper clippings which I think belonged to Code’s son Allan at one point. Yes there is lots of genealogy in this journal. I am going to document it page by page. This journal was all handwritten and hand typed.

How did it get into the United States?  The book definitely belonged to Allan Code and he died in Ohio in 1969.

Allan Leslie Code

1896–1969 — BIRTH 27 MAR 1896  Ontario—DEATH JUN 1969  Mentor, Lake, Ohio, USA

 

Andrew Haydon.jpgAndrew Haydon- see bio below–He was the author of Pioneer Sketches of The District of Bathurst (Lanark and Renfrew Counties, Ontario) (The Ryerson Press, 1925) and Mackenzie King and the Liberal Party (Allen, 1930).

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

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The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters – —Part 1

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 2– Perth Mill

What Went Wrong with the Code Mill Fire in Innisville?