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Desperately Seeking Effie Elsie McCallum — Part 2 — Jaan Kolk

Desperately Seeking Effie Elsie McCallum — Part 2 — Jaan Kolk
Historian Jaan Kolk

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.

Jaan Kolk

“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

Thanks Jaan!

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
Birth Place:Lansdowne
Marriage Date:4 Oct 1916
Marriage Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Sheppard
Mother:Emily McCullaugh
Spouse:Esther Margaret McCallum
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Feb 1919, Tue  •  Page 13

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

Name:Garnett Sheppard
Racial or Tribal Origin:Irish
Marital status:Married
Birth Year:abt 1888
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:79
Residence Street or Township:Prince St
Residence City, Town or Village:Lansdowne
Residence District:Leeds
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
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
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:X2-40
Employment Type:3 Employer
Nature of Work:Green B
Municipality:Lansdowne Village
Enumeration District:98
Sub-District:Front of Leeds and Landsdowne (Townships)
Sub-District Number:33
Home Owned or Rented:Owned
Monthly Rental:BB
Class of House:Single House
Materials of Construction:Wood
Number of Rooms:7
Enumerator:W.G. Johnston
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
Line Number:37
Family Number:80
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 Date:1949
Residence Place:Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Street address:King Street
Electoral District:Leeds
Reference Number:M-4839


Frank O’HearnA PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO–Pictures provided by the Sheppard family.
Near Ivey Lea …
That would be Garnet Sheppard on the oars …

Pictures provided by the Sheppard family. Esther McCallum Sheppard?
Near Ivey Lea …

Frank O’HearnA PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF LANSDOWNE, ONTARIO–Pictures provided by the Sheppard family.
Near Ivey Lea …

Esther Margaret McCallum Sheppard

BIRTH1894 Carleton Place, ON
DEATH1941 (aged 46–47)
BURIALUnion CemeteryLansdowne, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID205484648 · 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


 George McCallum Sheppard

Sheppard, George McCallum(1917-2007)

Biographical history

George McCallum Sheppard was born in 1917

George McCallum Sheppard

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.


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Rothwell and Sheppard Genealogy Ferguson Falls

Rothwell and Sheppard Genealogy Ferguson Falls






Thursday, October 2nd, 1952         Mrs. A.M. Sheppard Mourned at Ferguson’s Falls

            The home of Alex M. Sheppard, Ferguson’s Falls, was saddened by the loss of his wife, who died on Sunday, September 21st, after a lingering illness. Deceased, whose maiden name was Eleanor May Rothwell, was born near Ferguson’s Falls, the daughter of Mrs. Rothwell, of Carleton Place, and the late Thomas A. Rothwell. She was married to Mr. Sheppard on August 27th, 1917, and the intervening years were productive of many strong friendships, which will live in memory. She was fond of company and made her visitors feel welcome and at home. In social ways, in business and in church life, she came in contact with many and it is only mete to say that she will long be remembered for her geniality and consideration of others. She was a charter member, and had been made a life member of the Women’s Institute. A member of the Women’s Auxiliary and the Women’s Guild of St. John’s church, and her helping hand will be missed in these organizations. All that medical skill and careful nursing could do was accorded, but it availed naught and death came very peacefully with her family all around her. The funeral on Wednesday was very largely attended with friends from Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Renfrew, Arnprior, Pakenham and Ottawa present. Funeral service at the house and church was conducted by the Rev. E. Allsopp. The hymns sung were, “Nearer My God to Thee,” “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” “Where the Light Forever Shineth,” and “For Ever With the Lord.” The pallbearers were James Sheppard, Robert Sheppard, S. J. Rothwell, 0. E. Rothwell, 0. H. Dezell and John C. Ebbs. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, two daughters, Blanche, of Ottawa; and, Elena, Mrs. Art. McCall, of Boyd’s, and one grandchild, Ruth Eleanor; her aged mother, two brothers, Harold, of Ottawa; William G. of Carleton Place; and one sister, Susie, now in Ottawa. The floral tributes were: a Broken Circle, the family; Pillow; Mabel, Mary K. Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Dezell, Joan and Robert; Wreaths: mother, Susie, Harold and Gertie, William G. and Mabel; Livingston and family; L.O.L. No. 7, Drummond; Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rothwell, Manitoba: Officers and members of St. John’s W. A.; principal and staff members of Lisgar Collegiate:; Mr. and Mrs. William McCall and Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Woods; Willingdon and Keith Munro; Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard Ebbs and Katherine;  Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Command; John and Harold Steele,  Mr. and Mrs. A. Badour, Hon. G. H. Doucett, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Graham, Dorothy  Armstrong and Lorraine Berkley; Mildred Stead, Mr. and Mrs. Ted. Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson; Mrs. Ida McEwen; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McEwen; Mr, and Mrs. T. Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack White,  Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ebbs, Thomas and Kate Warren, Lanark and Ramsay Telephone Co., Ferguson’s Falls Women’s Institute; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hollinger and family; Thomas Hollinger. Baskets: Mrs. Mary Graham, John Graham and Margaret; Mr. and Mrs. George Graham and family; Mrs. Annie Smith and the Graham family; Mrs. Margaret Sheppard, Margaret,  Robert, Jim and Iva; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. James Sheppard; Mr. and Mrs. Graham Sheppard; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Sheppard; Katie and Ella Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McEwen; Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Rothwell and family; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rothwell and Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Delaine, Mr and Mrs. John James and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rothwell, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Rothwell and family. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bowland, Mr. and Mrs. W. Weir, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bowland and Byron Bowland; The A.M.C. Steno Pool and Duplicating Pool; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Millar, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Cummings, Miss Mary Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kilfoyle; Mrs. Adelard Chartrand and family; Art. Sheppard, Wilf. Sheppard and Mrs. Mary Grant; Mr and Mrs. Glen Stafford, Mr and Mrs. Bert. Anderson, Mrs. Marie Sheppard, Eleanor Sheppard; the Davidson family; Boyd’s United Church W. A.; Gladys and Harry O’Boyle; Mrs. Scales and Mr. and Mrs. G. Williams; Miss Audrey Chambers; Corsage: Ruth Eleanor McCall.



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