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Signatures of the Past — William Houston

Signatures of the Past — William Houston

All files from Jim Houston from April 1961

Houstons who lived at 11 Lake Ave East– This is a picture of Lake Ave East going towards my home. You can see the home on the left that is at the corner of Argyle and Lake Ave East.. my house is next so you can see trees. 1947 snowstorm. Photo Jim Houston–Jim GordonMy wife, Judith Houston GORDON, says this is her grandmother ,Elizabeth, with her eldest son Merrill, who is a brother to her father, James Houston.
The house they are standing in front of is the 2nd house east of the tracks on the south side.

Signatures of the Past —-Houston

The Snowstorm of March 1947 – Jim Houston

Annie Florence Giles– David Giles– Died at 22 — Genealogy

Annie Florence Giles– David Giles– Died at 22 — Genealogy



Name: Annie Florence Giles
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Religion: Church of England
Birth Date: abt 1886
Birth Place: Matty, Ontario
Death Date: 12 Mar 1908
Death Place: Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Heart Failure

The death occurred here in Almonte of Mrs. David Giles who was Anna Florence Houston, daughter of Mr. John Houston of Appleton. Deceased was married last April, she and her husband residing for a time in *New Ontario but returned to this town during the fall. She suffered from lung trouble and her death at the early age of twenty-two years is bringing sincere sympathy to her husband and relatives, relatives. The funeral will take place today to St. Paul’s Church and cemetery.

In the early 20th century, Northern Ontario was often called “New Ontario”, although this name fell into disuse because of its colonial connotations.


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 14 Mar 1908, Sat,
  3. Page 16

Anna Florence Hueston

mentioned in the record of David John Giles and Anna Florence Hueston

Name David John Giles
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 30 Apr 1907
Event Place North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada
Gender Male
Age 32
Birth Year (Estimated) 1875
Father’s Name Elbert Wm Giles
Mother’s Name Ellen Green
Spouse’s Name Anna Florence Hueston
Spouse’s Gender Female
Spouse’s Age 21
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1886
Spouse’s Father’s Name John H Hueston
Spouse’s Mother’s Name Mary J Manchester

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.

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The Great White Plague