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Hurdis Family —- Some Genealogy Gaston Purcell

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Hurdis Family —- Some Genealogy Gaston Purcell

When Robert Gaston was born in 1827 in Upper Canada, Somerset, England, his father, Robert, was 39 and his mother, Mary, was 29. He had seven sons and two daughters with Ann Purcell between 1856 and 1873. He died in 1900 at the age of 73. Robert Gaston was born in 1827 in Upper Canada, Somerset, England, to Mary Unknown, age 29, and Robert Gaston, age 39. Robert Gaston died in 1900 when he was 73 years old.

When Ann Purcell was born on July 12, 1832, in Ontario, her father, John, was 47, and her mother, Rachel, was 22. She had seven sons and two daughters with Robert Gaston between 1856 and 1873. She died on February 17, 1908, in Lanark, Ontario, having lived a long life of 75 years. Ann Purcell was born on July 12, 1832, in Ontario to Rachel Hill, age 22, and John Purcell, age 47. Ann Purcell died on February 17, 1908, in Lanark, Ontario, when she was 75 years old.

When William Albert Hurdis was born on November 5, 1858, in Carleton Place, Ontario, his father, George, was 47 and his mother, Melisha, was 33. He married Mary Anne Gaston in 1881 in his hometown. They had 13 children in 18 years. He died on February 27, 1921, in Carleton Place, Ontario, at the age of 62, and was buried there.

His brother George Walter was born in 1863 in Ontario when William Albert was 5 years old. William Albert Hurdis married Mary Anne Gaston in Carleton Place, Ontario, in 1881 when he was 23 years old.

William Albert Hurdis and Mary Anne Gaston-George was my grandfathers brother. He would be the lad on the right standing in the back row. My grandfather Ned is the young boy in the middle holding the flag.



Photo provided by Ted Hurdis.

Michelle Adey-Rickard— They both died in 1921 -Mary Anne died of the following: Obstruction of stomach. Gastroenterostomy, the surgical creation of a connection between the stomach and the jejunum. The operation can sometimes be performed at the same time as a partial gastrectomy (the removal of part of the stomach). I have to wonder if she had Crohn’s disease. I am still trying to figure out the genetic connection. And William died of heart failure. He died before she did. And their daughter Mary Ann Melissa Hurdis died at age 15 of inflammation.

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A short version of our path to Carleton Place. We found about 50 pages of info going back years and years.relatedreading.jpg

Hurdis–isms–How A Man Who Broke Leg of Chas. Bollinger’s Cow Was Caught

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

In Memory of H. Albert Hurdis

Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

Ted Hurdis’s Treasures Uncle Don

In Memory of H. Albert Hurdis

Ted Hurdis’s Treasures Uncle Don

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Ted  Hurdis’s Treasures Uncle Don

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Letters from Uncle Don

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Check out this letter from my Uncle Don Blakeley from overseas in WW11

June 17/44

Dear Mom and Dad

Just a line to let you know I’m O.K. Received your 2 air mails & was it ever swell getting them.
I never in my life enjoyed getting mail as it did when I got them, along with a couple from Glasgow and one from Mary Caldwell.
I bet there was quite the excitement the day we landed, eh! I’d have liked to seen one of the papers.
This is the first chance I’ve had to write a letter, but hope you got the 2 cards I sent. Tell Dad to hurry & get the boat fixed up because we hope to have this job done in short order & I’ll be home before you know it. And don’t worry because it isn’t so bad as you’d think. So long.
Love to all the family.
See you soon.
Don

 

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check out this letter from my Uncle Don Blakeley from overseas in ww11

 

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The beaches of Normandy corresponds with the dates

 

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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Hurdis–isms–How A Man Who Broke Leg of Chas. Bollinger’s Cow Was Caught

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

In Memory of H. Albert Hurdis

Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

Hurdis–isms–How A Man Who Broke Leg of Chas. Bollinger’s Cow Was Caught

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Hurdis–isms–How A Man Who Broke Leg of Chas. Bollinger’s Cow Was Caught

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How A Man Who Broke Leg of Chas. Bollinger’s Cow Was Caught

 

January 13 1928- with files from the Almonte Gazette

R. McMillan of Ottawa, appeared before *Magistrate J. T. Kirkland at Carleton Place on Wednesday charged with failure to transfer title of a car and was fined $10 and costs. For failure to return or remain at scene of an accident he was fined $27 and costs.

McMillan also made a deposit of $140 with the court to cover the costs of the cow which was run down on the road near Black’s Corners.The accident had caused the cow to break a leg and was afterwards shot. The cow belonged to Charles Hollinger.

Wilfred Hurdis, a young lad of about 16 years of age who was driving the cattle, having no paper or pencil on him took his stick and marked the number of the car in the snow. Afterwards it was transferred to paper and Traffic Officer Fred Turner was notified and took charge of the case.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal03 Sep 1949, SatPage 34

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal11 Apr 1938, MonPage 16

 

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 and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

Related reading

The March to Black’s Corners

The House of Daughters –Stonecroft House

Dishing up the Memories of The Devlins

 

Sitting on a Bench Outside Devlin’s Store Looking for Stories

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

In Memory of H. Albert Hurdis

Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

For the People that Live in Cambodia That Want to See Ted’s House

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145 Napoleon St. That picture is taken from the side of the house. There is a carport on that side where my Grandfather grandmother dad and aunt are standing. This is the house that our grandfather moved from Appleton by horse and sleigh and reassembled it here. Gran was Irene Janes. A sister to Ruby Featherstone (Janes) and Maud McGonagall (Janes) and George Janes also Annie JanesTed Hurdis comment and photo.

I have written about the Hurdis’s before and I always knew there had been trouble on Napoleon Street:)– but yesterday, Ted Hurdis posted this great picture of the old homestead on his Facebook timeline.

Here is the deal here: We now have 104 countries reading The Tales of Carleton Place and there is no way someone in Cambodia or Panama can jump in their car and pop over to 145 Napoleon Street to see what it looks like. So today I am posting a picture of what the actual house looks like today in 2016.

Yowsers, have things changed as seen in the picture below. I know deep in my heart that our friend Ted is probably sitting on a goldmine of pictures LOL. Cough them up Ted- the world is your oyster, well the Carleton Place world.

 

Ted Hurdis- The home I live in was a log home from Appleton. My grandfather and grandmother brought it to Napoleon St by horse and sleigh . It was one of two that my grandmothers family owned the Janes family.

 

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Just so you know what you are dealing with here is another picture Ted posted of family.

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Ted Hurdis of Carleton Place sent this photo and said:

George was my grandfathers brother. He would be the lad on the right standing in the back row. My grandfather Ned is the young boy in the middle holding the flag.

Thanks Ted! Boy do I see Ted’s son Troy on the face of the matriarch sitting in the front row.

THE HURDIS’S ARE TOGETHER FOREVER!!

 

 

 

Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

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Carleton Place resident George Hurdis signed the Chaterton House Hotel Registrar in 1884 and signed for room number 254.

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Ted Hurdis of Carleton Place sent this photo and said:

George was my grandfathers brother. He would be the lad on the right standing in the back row. My grandfather Ned is the young boy in the middle holding the flag.

Michelle said: The George Hurdis who signed the hotel register is not the same George Hurdis shown in the family photo. It is possible that it would have been George’s grandfather George Hurdis or perhaps his uncle George Hurdis. #toomanyGeorges

More stories from the Desk Books of The Chatterton House Hotel (Queen’s Hotel) Carleton Place from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Part 1- Tales of the Chatteron House Corset — Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place- can be found here.

Part 2- Hell on Wheels at Lady Chatterton’s Hotel in Carleton Place– can be found here.

Part 3- I Will Take Some Opium to Go Please —The “Drug Dispensary” at the Chatterton House Hotel