Part 1- Click here..Effie McCallum —- Missing Milliner
Yesterday we ended our story with little hope of ever finding Effie McCallum and I emailed historian Jaan Kolk hoping he might come up with something and he did.
“I did not get anywhere with my first attempts, but since you had found the McCallum-Neilson wedding, I thought I would try to find who attended. Guests from out of town included Mrs. Garnet Sheppard and Master George of Lansdowne”. From the Ottawa Citizen, Aug. 26, 1921
So I found Esther Margaret McCallum on Ancestry because thanks to Jaan. I know now her name was Esther. In 1916 she married Daniel “Garnet” Sheppard in lived in the village of Lansdowne in Leeds Grenville. So Effie did not stay long in Chicago and there was no mention of her owning a millery store. She had Garnet, fell in love, married and moved to Lansdowne.
|Name:||Daniel Garnet Sheppard|
|Birth Year:||abt 1888|
|Marriage Date:||4 Oct 1916|
|Marriage Place:||Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Spouse:||Esther Margaret McCallum|
I found this social clipping and it mentions George, her son. George was born in 1917 and it says he accompanied her to visit Mr and Mrs. Robert McCallum who were her parents that lived Carleton Place. What’s interesting is she and her husband Garnet named their only son after her brother George McCallum. His full name was George McCallum SHEPPARD (see history below for more info about their son George)
Husband : Daniel “Garnett” Sheppard
|Racial or Tribal Origin:||Irish|
|Birth Year:||abt 1888|
|Residence Date:||1 Jun 1921|
|Residence Street or Township:||Prince St|
|Residence City, Town or Village:||Lansdowne|
|Residence Province or Territory:||Ontario|
|Relation to Head of House:||Head|
|Spouse’s name:||Esther Sheppard|
|Father Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Can Speak English?:||Yes|
|Can Speak French?:||No|
|Religion:||Church Of England|
|Months at School:||X2-40|
|Employment Type:||3 Employer|
|Nature of Work:||Green B|
|Sub-District:||Front of Leeds and Landsdowne (Townships)|
|Home Owned or Rented:||Owned|
|Class of House:||Single House|
|Materials of Construction:||Wood|
|Number of Rooms:||7|
|District Description:||Polling Division No. 6 – Consisting of all those parts of the 2nd and 3rd concessions of the Township of Lansdowne lying east of lot No. 14. Landsdowne Village|
|Neighbors:||View others on page|
|Household Members:||NameAgeGarnett Sheppard33Esther Sheppard27George Sheppard3|
Her husband Garnet had a garage business in Lansdowne, Ontario and came from a family of 10 children. From one of the clippings and I found this note from the iconic Miss Dixon’s column.
Mr. L. Moxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Moxley, has purchased Mr. Garnet Sheppard’s bakery, store and dwelling March 22, 1922 ( Miss Dixons column)
Garnet Sheppard was also one of the initial shareholders of the Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company. It was also known as the Thousand Island Telephone Company and formed January 13, 1892 and incorporated under the provisions of the Ontario Joint Stock Company Letters Patent Act, June 13, 1892. There were 50 shares of which Garnet owned one (He was number #303) and one share cost $50.00.
They had also they had moved from Lansdowne to King Street, Gananoque and Effie died in 1941 when she was 46 years old. It looks like he was still in business for himself.
|Name:||D Garnet Sheppard|
|Residence Place:||Leeds, Ontario, Canada|
|Street address:||King Street|
Pictures provided by the Sheppard family. Esther McCallum Sheppard?
Near Ivey Lea …
Esther Margaret McCallum Sheppard
|BIRTH||1894 Carleton Place, ON|
|DEATH||1941 (aged 46–47)|
|BURIAL||Union CemeteryLansdowne, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada|
|MEMORIAL ID||205484648 · View Source|
Birth– Apr 1895
Birth of Brother George Clyde McCullum(1896–)18 Dec 1896 • Lanark, Ontario, Canada 1896-
Marriage–04 Oct 1916 • Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Daniel Garnet Sheppard(1888–)1 Source191621
Residence 1 Jun 1921 • Lansdowne, Leeds, Ontario, CanadaMarital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife
Death11 Oct 1941 • Leeds, Ontario, Canada1Death (Alternate)11 Oct 1941 • Leeds, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Sheppard, George McCallum(1917-2007)
George McCallum Sheppard was born in 1917
July 5th, 1917 in Lansdowne, Ontario, and lived most of his life in Gananoque. He served as a flight instructor in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War at the No. 1 Instrument Flying School on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Deseronto, Ontario. He died on March 3rd, 2007 in Gananoque and was buried in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
Kingston Whig Standard – 5 Mar 2007
George McCallum SHEPPARD
SHEPPARD, George McCallum – (Flight Lt with the RCAF as a flight instructor from 1940-1945) Suddenly in his 90th year at the Carveth Care Centre on Saturday, March 3, 2007. George Sheppard beloved husband of Evelyn Swift. Loving father of Doug Sheppard, Ted Sheppard and his wife Pam all of Gananoque, Marg Mills and her husband Harold of Bowmanville and Mary Goodchild and her husband Steven of Carleton Place. Dear grandfather of Alyson Sheppard-Rose and her husband Jason, Ted Sheppard and his wife Karoline, Tim Mills and his wife Tara, David Mills, Leanne Bowen and her husband Jeremy, Mark, Danny and Laura Goodchild. Also survived by 3 great grandchildren Abby and Kate Mills and Jack Sheppard.