Hi Linda I have a few photos you may like. My Grandfather, Henry Lever (Ren) built this table. I recently had it refinished, because, as a rebellious teenager I painted it blue, then white (thickly, a little is good, more is better!). Needless to say, my Dad (Allan Lever) grounded me! The lamp on top of the table is the one my Grandmother (Caroline “Carrie”) used on the table. I had the lampshade recovered. The lamp still works and it has the original cord.
L to R: Mary Lever (McKittrick), Henry Reynolds Lever (my Grandfather), Henry Lever (my G-Grandfather), Norma Hazel Lever (Hind Giles)-Mary was my G-Grandmother
Here is another for a question. Does this house still exist? Not far from you on Rochester. My great great grandfather Henry Lever built it with his brother. I don’t recognize the names of the people in the picture, taken after 1906.
Yes Sheri it does!!!
I have a letter written by Henry in 1897 to a minister in Scotland requesting his help regarding a legal claim to the Lever estate in Manchester England. Actually just found, he built it with his son Reynolds Lever. They called him Ren.
Back row Wesley and Reynolds Girls: Elsie (my great grandmother) and Maud Front: Forest(I think) Parents: Mary (McKitrick) and Henry Lever My great grandparents Elsie (Lever) and Robert Powell lived on Sarah St. Their daughter Olive was a long time French teacher at CPHS. She and her sister lived most of their lives there.
Alana Lever Flint is my cousin. Her grandfather was Ren Lever, who built and lived in house on Rochester
Should be spelled McKittrick
Carrie (Caroline) was Ren’s wife and Norma is daughter-The son I have as Forest should be Lowe Cleveland Lever
Thanks Sherri! I added all the ancestry stuff and a clipping I found..:) Linda