Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Sarah Maxwell (1876-1907)

I have quickly run out of my own family's tombstones, so I will be posting those that I have taken photos of this past summer.

On February 26, 1907 a fire broke out in the Hochelaga School in Montreal, Quebec. Sixteen young children perished in the fire, along with Sarah Maxwell, the school principal. She lost her life while attempting to rescue many of the children.

The inscription reads:

In Loving Memory of
Sarah Maxwell
Aged 31 yrs.

Who lost her life whilst endeavoring to save the lives of the pupils at the Hochelaga School Fire Feb. 26th 1907.

Also the little ones who perished with her.

Sarah is buried at Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Orphan Photos Identified!

Two of the Orphan Photos that I posted have been identified.

This first one is Roland John Salmon and he is my step-grandmother's brother. (I posted about him here).

This second one, is Roland's wife Ann Hornett (I posted about her here).

With luck, I'll be able to identify some others that I have.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Rhona M. Marshall 1st Passport

This week for Treasure Chest Thursday I am highlighting my mother's very first passport for when she immigrated to Canada in April 1946.

Considering how old it is, it is still in excellent condition - not a single torn page.

I love the picture - she looks so serious! And the hairdo - check out the bangs!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Wedding Day!

This is a photo of my mother (Rhona MacDonald Marshall) and my father (Robert Allan Farrell) on their wedding day, August 15, 1953. They were married at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Balcarres, Saskatchewan, Canada.

They look so young and innocent!

Tombstone Tuesday - Adam S. Kay and Clarice M. Salmon

Adam Sinclair Kay (1895 - 1966)
Clarice Mable Salmon (1895 - 1988)

Resting together at Jardins Urgel Bougie cemetery in St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada.

Adam and Clarice are my step-father's parents.