Item 3260 - Cannifton & The Holgate Family

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CA ON00156 TR/3260


Cannifton & The Holgate Family


  • 1983 (Creation)

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Maribeth Lillian Holgate was born in Cannifton, Ontario, in 1930, the third child of Charles Arthur Holgate and Myrtle Alice Winsor. She married Herbert Stanley Bird and was a longtime member of the Hastings County Historical Society. She died in Belleville, Ontario on 21 July 2009.

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Donated by Maribeth Bird.

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This file contains a personal writing by Maribeth L. Bird of Belleville, dated 1983 and titled "Cannifton, The Seat of Thurlow Township, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada". It contains: a brief history of Cannifton and the people; several reproduced articles from the Intelligencer (death of a child, Clarence William Holgate), unveiling of a plaque in memory of Miss Mary Cowan, "Reminiscent of a Mark Twain Novel" by John Bateman. The majority of the book is a family genealogy starting with John and Mary Holgate, born in England and Scotland in the years 1791 and 1797. The family history also contains photocopies of family pictures.

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