Innisville- loggers and mills
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.
Mrs. W. J. Rothwell (William Joseph)
Lanark, R.R. 1
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jan 1941, Fri • Page 19
William Joseph Rothwell
|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.
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
Mary Ethel James
|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 4e – Innisville — ‘Neighbours Furnished one Another with Fire’
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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 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 19- Code Family–“Michell was never known to have any money, excepting at or after tax sales”
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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)