The Aberfoyle Village News

1st Continuance

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

January 6th 1920.

 

Mr. E. L. M. Parker, of Winnipeg, and his cousin, Miss Parker of the O.A.C., spent the holidays at Mr. James Parker’s.

 

Mr. Mitchell Steele, of Sceptre, Saskatchewan, is visiting friends and relatives here.

 

At the annual school meeting, held last Wednesday morning, Mr. H. Haines was appointed trustee in the place of Mr. H. A. Cockburn, retiring trustee.

 

Miss Thomson returned today for the re-opening of school, having spent her vacation at her home in Henzryn.

 

Miss J. M. Black returned to Port Rowan on Saturday to resume her duties as teacher.

 

Mr. John Ellis has sold his farm recently for a good figure.

 

Mr. Harry Richardson, after an absence of nineteen years in the West and overseas is home on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Richardson.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

January 13th 1920.

 

Mr. Eddy, of Rockwood, conducted the services in the Methodist Church on Sunday evening.

 

The death of Mr. Robert Amos, son of the late Alexander Amos, following an operation at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, took place on Friday, and the funeral was held today from the residence of his brother, Mr. Thos. Amos, of Aberfoyle.  Another brother, William of Guelph, and Mrs. Robert Doughty, of Limehouse, survive, besides a large number of nieces and nephews.

 

The Women’s Institute meeting, held at the home of Mrs. J. A. Ord, last Thursday afternoon, was largely attended.  The program was as follows:  A reading, “My Country, My District, My Home” by Mrs. Geo. Lewis, solo by Mrs. Wingrove, poem by Mrs. Calvert, piano selection by Miss E. Cole, a reading, “The Home” by Mrs. Haines, duet by the Misses Thomson and Ord.  The committee members assisting the hostess were Mrs. Jas. Bell and Mrs. Geo. Lewis.

 

Mr. Bryce, of Bruce, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. M. Haines.

 

Until Monday morning autos and large trucks were as numerous on the Brock Road as in the summertime.  Sunday’s blow, after the snowstorm on Friday, drifted the road in places and several had difficulty getting back to the city.  Today, Tuesday, the cars are running. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle Village News

February 24th 1920.

 

Mr. Jas. Earon has sold his farm and intends removing to the village, where he has purchased the property belonging to Mr. M. Robertson.

 

School was expected to re-open on Monday, but owing to the illness of the teacher, Miss Thompson, the opening has been postponed.

 

Three horses, belonging to Mr. T. J. Mahon, got into the dam last Thursday, and were rescued with difficulty, not much worse for their cold bath.

 

Mrs. Peter Black received the sad news of the death of her sister, Mrs. Black, of Kansas, last Thursday.  No particulars have been received yet.  The sympathy of many friends goes out to the sisters and brother here.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

January 17th 1921.

 

On Wednesday January 12th, Mr. J. J. Morison, provincial secretary of the U.F.O., gave a two-hour address to a full house, held in the Township Hall.  He gave a clear and concise statement of the cause of the present unrest in the world today, and pointed out very forcibly a plan to remedy the same.  Mr. Roy Leslie sang two songs very acceptably; the National Anthem being sung, the meeting closed.

 

 The Puslinch Agricultural Society holds its annual meeting in the Council chambers on January 19th, at 2 p.m.  A large attendance is expected as matters of importance will be brought before the meeting.

 

The annual meeting of the Aberfoyle Continuation School was held in the school on Tuesday evening, January 11th, when the following trustees were appointed: School Section No. 1 — John Rae and Crastor Scott, S.S. No. 4 — John A. Ord and George Lewis, S.S. No. 5 — Alexander Smith and Hector McCaig, and S.S. No. 10 — Robert McFarlane and Alex. Fleming.  Mr. J. A. Ord was appointed Chairman of the Board and Wm. Moore, Secretary-Treasurer.

 

Mr. Thomas Haines had a narrow escape while shovelling gravel in the pit the other day, as a big slide came down and partly caught him.

 

Mr. John Ellis intends to build a house this summer on the vacant lot adjoining the Methodist Church.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

January 31st 1921.

 

Smallpox has appeared in out township; Mr. Charles Maddaugh and two of his family are sick with this dread disease.

 

Mr. Leonard Maltby is laid up with la grippe again.  His many friends hope for his early recovery.

 

The masquerade ball that was to be held in the Township Hall has been postponed to a later date owing to smallpox in the township.

 

The young people are enjoying themselves these nights skating on the mill dam.

 

Cutting wood is the order of the day with the farmers now in preparation for their annual supply.  Sleighing would be very welcome for a few weeks.

 

Mr. Russell McCaig, of the 3rd Concession, is to be the new proprietor of the Village Inn.  He also intends to keep a first-class garage.  We wish him all success.

 

A large petition was signed, with about one hundred names, asking the Township Council to extend the county road running east from Aberfoyle to the townline of Nassagaweya and Puslinch, or down the 11th Concession to meet the county road at Moffat.

 

 The roads are in very rough condition at present, owing to the mild weather, the ruts cutting very deep and then freezing.

 

Mr. A. P. King had a number of his neighbours helping him cut his year’s supply of wood, one day last week.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Report

February 7th 1921.

 

The quarterly meeting was held in the Methodist Church yesterday evening.

 

Mr. Alex Smith, of the 3rd Concession, lost a number of sheep, they being killed by dogs in the daytime.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis last Thursday, when progressive euchre was the enjoyment of the evening.  Mr. Jas. Harmer scored the highest and Mr. Alex. Tawse the lowest.

 

Mrs. C. G. Little, of the 10th Concession, is under the doctor’s care at present.

 

Mr. Leonard Maltby, who has been very ill the last two weeks, is improving.  We all hope to see him well again.

 

The Township Board of Health met in the Council Chamber on January 31st, and extended the ban until the 10th day of February.

 

Our local butchers in the township are paying from eight to ten cents less for their cattle than a year ago, yet the retail price is about the same. Surely, there will soon be a drop in price.

 

Mr. Charles Robertson, of Alberta, was in the village one day last week, visiting old friends.  All were pleased to see him looking so well.

 

Miss Thomson, spent the weekend with her friend, Mrs. Norman Sinclair, of Guelph Township.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

February 21st 1921.

 

The funeral of the late C. G. Little was held on Thursday, February 17th, to the Crown Cemetery.  A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to the grave.  The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the sorrowing family, both father and mother dying within a week.

 

The funeral of the late Mrs. Louis Negro, of the 4th Concession, was held on Monday, February 14th, to the Crown Cemetery.  She leaves here husband, two sons, and one daughter to mourn her loss.

 

The library of School Section No. 4 has been replenished by a number of new books.

 

The auction sale of Wm. Jackson is being held today.

 

Miss Mabel McFarlane, of Parry Sound, is a visitor at the home of her cousin, Mrs. John A. Ord.

 

Mr. Clarence Cunnington is on a visit to his parents’ home, Brampton, for a few days.

 

The wedding bells were ringing last week when a young man from the city took one of our fair young ladies away.

 

A pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tawse, last week, progressive euchre being enjoyed by all.  Mr. M. Haines scored the highest and Mr. Lewis the lowest points; Mrs. M. Haines scoring the highest among the ladies. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 8th 1921.

 

A very fine evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, March 2nd, when progressive euchre was enjoyed by all.  Mr. Thomas Warren scored the highest and Mr. Adams, the lowest, in the gentlemen’s class, Mrs. Haines, the highest, and Miss McFarlane, the lowest, in the ladies’ class.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour and family, of Flamboro, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ord, for a few days.

 

Mr. Leonard Maltby has rented his farm and is holding an auction sale of stock and implements on March 15th.

 

The Farmers’ Club of Aberfoyle is holding an open meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cockburn, of the 9th Concession.  A good time is anticipated.

 

A debate was held in the Township Hall on Thursday evening.  The subject under discussion was, “Resolved, that the west offered better possibilities for people than the east”, Miss Thompson and Mr. Grey, for the affirmative, and Miss Parsot and Mr. A. Ord, for the negative.  The judges gave their decision in favour of the negative by a small margin.

 

Mr. Louis Gregor, who lost his house by fire, has moved into part of Mr. James Tawse’s house for the immediate future.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Boucher were visitors in the village yesterday.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

From Aberfoyle, the News

March 15th 1921.

 

Puslinch Seed Fair was held in the Town Hall here on Tuesday March 8th, there being quite an entry in oats and potatoes.  Several of our local farmers secured prizes.  Oats were selling for 80 cents per bushel and quite a lot changed hands.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. George Lewis on Tuesday march 8th.  A large number of the ladies were present from all over the township.

 

The young people of the village were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, when dancing was the enjoyment of the evening.  All report an enjoyable evening.

 

Mr. Charles Maltby is moving into the Temperance Inn some time this spring.

 

A large gathering of United Farmers, their wives, and children met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cockburn on Monday evening, March 7th, the occasion being an open meeting.  All present report an educative and enjoyable evening.

 

Mr. T. McDonald is back in the village again.  He is engaged with Mr. J. A. Ord at present.

 

The roads at present are in a deplorable condition owing to the frost coming out, and a lot of traffic.  A good warm rain, and then sunshine, would improve them a good deal.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

March 22nd 1921.

 

This is the first day of spring and certainly the season is far advanced.  Farmers are busy ploughing and report the land in good condition.  Spring birds have been seen for the last two weeks.

 

The Honourable F. C. Biggs, Minister of Highways, was a visitor in our village one day last week, with T. J. Hannigan, H. Westoby, and Reeve Kinsey of Waterloo, and they certainly found the roads in very bad condition.

 

The Sunday schools of the township held their annual convention at Duff’s Church on Tuesday evening.  On account of the unpleasant weather, the attendance was smaller than it would have been.  About sixty sat down to a beautiful spread, provided by the ladies of the township.

 

The young people of the village put up another good entertainment on Thursday evening to a full house.  Dialogues, recitations, solos, choruses, and stump speeches were indulged in, and some of our young men acquitted themselves very creditably, the ladies also, in their usual style.  Altogether, a very pleasant and profitable evening was spent.

 

Mr. John Ellis is very busy cutting wood for the farmers and villagers at present.  Wood bees are the order of the day.

 

The fall wheat has come through the winter in very good condition, considering the open winter.  It has a green shade and if there is favourable weather for a few weeks, there may be an average crop.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warren on March 7th, when about twenty-five of their neighbours and friends met to play progressive euchre.  The winners were Miss M. Cassin, in the ladies, and Mr. George Lewis, in the gentlemen’s, while Mr. Sandy Tawse won the booby prize.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 28th 1921.

 

Our schools have closed for the Easter holidays and our teachers have gone to their respective homes, Miss Hood, to Guelph, and Miss Thompson, to Henfryn.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson, of Guelph Township, and Mrs. C. Richardson, of the 10th Concession, were visitors at the home of the former’s mother, Mrs. Jas. Harmer, on Easter Sunday.

 

Mr. Charles Maltby is now moving into the Temperance Inn, as was reported a few weeks ago.

 

Mr. John A. Ord is busy cutting shingles at present.  Owing to the mild winter and no sleighing, the farmers have not been able to get timber out of the swamps.  He will not have so long a run as in former years.

 

Mr. Norman Boucher and Miss Etta Cole, who were married on March 16th at the parsonage, Nassagaweya, by Reverend Mr. Cassmore, have returned from their wedding tour and will reside at their home, Lot 32, Concession 7.

 

Miss Clara Foster is on the sick list yet; all hope for her speedy recovery.

 

A concert will be held at Duff’s Church on Friday evening, April 1st, at the conclusion of the singing class, conducted there this winter.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Montreal, accompanied by her uncle, Joseph Foley, of Baltimore, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Quirk, last week.

 

The Township Council meets this afternoon in the Council Chamber.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 4th 1921.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adams, on Tuesday, March 29th, when about thirty of their neighbours and friends met.  Progressive euchre was played up to eleven o’ clock, when a beautiful lunch was served.  Dancing was enjoyed by all for a few hours.  Mrs. Jno. A. Ord secured the highest score and Miss McCartney the lowest in the ladies’ class, Mr. Geo. Lewis, the highest, and Mr. M. Haines, the lowest, in the gentlemen’s class.

 

The concert at Duff’s Church on Friday evening was a success, a large number of the residents of the township being present, with vocal and instrumental music and speeches being enjoyed by all.

 

Our school re-opens today after the Easter holidays.

 

The county and township roads are being dragged these days, making them more passable by filling in the ruts, also making driving safer and more pleasant.

 

Miss Thompson, teacher in No. 4 School, had quite an experience on Friday evening when, reaching Guelph from her home in Henfryn and in going up Suffolk Street, she noticed that she was followed by a man, and when he came up, he snatched her purse.  In it, were her watch and a sum of money.  Chief Rae was notified at once and on Saturday evening she was notified that her watch was found.

 

Mr. C. W. Barber, who bought the McPherson farm, has disposed of it to Mr. Victor Anderson, for a good figure.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

April 11th 1921.

 

Mr. A. J. King and Mr. David Maltby are building verandahs in front of their houses, which will make a great improvement to their homes.

 

Mr. James Lewis is still on the sick list.  We all hope for his early recovery.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour is improving slowly from her illness.  Also, Miss Clara Foster is gaining slowly.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. David Maltby on Thursday April 7th.

 

A public meeting will be held in the Town Hall on April 14th, when speakers will be present from Guelph and Rockwood to discuss the question of the day, “wet or dry?”.  Everybody come.

 

A masquerade ball was held in the Foresters’ Hall, Morriston, on Friday evening, April 8th, a large number being present.  All report a pleasant evening.

 

The farmers are very busy ploughing and quite a few have started sowing, the land being in good shape.

 

Sunday evening service was held in the Town Hall, when Mr. Samuel Carter, of Guelph, took charge of the meeting and gave an interesting and instructive address on the coming referendum.

 

Mr. Moses Byrne spent a few days at Hamilton, renewing old acquaintances.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

April 18th 1921.

 

The Young People’s Association held a banquet in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, April 13th, when about sixty sat down to a beautiful spread.  Afterwards, dancing was enjoyed by all for a few hours.

 

The township prohibition meeting was held on Thursday evening in the Town Hall, and considering the very unpleasant weather, a large number were present.  Reverend John Little, of Rockwood, gave an excellent address.  He is a very forcible speaker, and is always welcome at Aberfoyle.  Reverend Mr. Woods and Reverend M. Nash, of Morriston, were present also, and spoke very forcibly on the question of the day.  Mr. Stock Donaldson, Mrs. Dulmage, Miss Brydon, Miss Pickett, of Guelph, and Miss Martin, of Puslinch, excelled themselves in the musical programme.

 

Saturday’s storm of rain and sleet and Sunday’s storm of snow is quite unusual at this time of year.  It will delay the farmers with their seeding a week or ten days.  The ice on the trees has done quite a lot of damage, it is reported.  Telephone wires are down in many places and several trees have fallen have fallen across roads, and fruit trees have suffered.

 

Harold Bell has engaged with John Patterson, and Harry Laking with T. D. Mahon, for the summer.

 

 Mr. James Murphy has improved the appearance of the lower end of the village by erecting a new picket fence along the front of his residence.

 

The village is quite a stirring place today on account of the referendum election.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Village News

May 10th 1921.

 

Mr. William Amos, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village over the weekend.  Mr. Amos, who was an old resident of the village for many years, is poorly at present.  All hope for his early recovery.

 

Mr. Alex. Woods, of Guelph, another old resident of this community, was a visitor over the weekend.

 

Mrs. James Wakefield, of Guelph, was a visitor at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Bell, for a few days.

 

The country is looking beautiful at present, with the flowers and blossoms, and it is a treat to motor or drive through the country, which many from the cities are doing.

 

Mr. Duncan Clark has improved his home by erecting a fine new wire fence around his property.

 

Last Friday being Arbour Day, our school grounds are now showing quite an improvement, the teachers and scholars having worked hard, cleaning up after the winter.  No. 4 School has a beautiful bed of tulips and a nice garden planted, which makes quite an improvement.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ord, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Black, and Mr. Robert Ord were attending the funeral of their aunt at Galt on Wednesday.

 

The young men of the village organized their baseball team for the coming season with Mr. Leonard Ord as President, Mr. Marshall Haines as manager, and Mr. Alex Tawse as captain.

 

The U.F.O. held their monthly meeting in the Town Hall on Monday, May 2nd.  The secretary informed the members that the railway car shipment of salt, and also of seed corn, was ready for distribution.  Among other things, the Hydro came in for its share of discussion.  It appears that the Township Council is endeavouring to get the voice of the ratepayers as to what their requirements would be along the line of power and light so that they can get the Hydro Commission to get an estimate of what the probable cost will be, and they have asked the different farmers’ clubs in the township to assist them as much as possible.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fleming on Friday, the 10th of June.  All are expected to be present.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 17th 1921.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Erwin, of Campbellville, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, last week.

 

Mr. Russell McCaig was on a business trip to Toronto, last week.

 

Mr. William Quirk is enlarging Mr. William Tuck’s barn at Eden Mills, on the town line.

 

Mr. James Boucher had the misfortune to have his dog killed last Sunday, it being run over by an auto.

 

Mr. John A. Ord is erecting a woodshed and workshop, combined, making quite an improvement at his home.

 

The farmers are mostly all done seeding now, and are busy preparing their root ground and planting early potatoes.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 23rd 1921.

 

Tomorrow being Victoria Day, baseball in the afternoon will be played.  Our boys are practicing twice a week, Thursday and Saturday nights, and are showing improvement.

 

We have had two hard frosts this past week and it has done quite a bit of damage to the small fruit and meadows.

 

A pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harmer on Tuesday May 17th when progressive euchre was played for a few hours and enjoyed by all.  Mrs. James Bell scored the highest and Mr. Marshall Haines the lowest, Roy Harmer scoring the highest in the gentlemen’s class.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer were on a visit to Campbellville and Milton last week, visiting old friends, and spent a very pleasant time.

 

Miss Thomson spent the weekend with her friend, Mrs. Norman Boucher, of the 7th Concession.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 30th 1921.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis when the poultrymen of Guelph came down to play the return match of progressive euchre.  The poultrymen again were victorious.  After a dainty lunch was served, a pleasant time was spent in dancing.

 

Victoria Day passed off very quietly here.  A game of baseball between Puslinch and Aberfoyle was played.  Puslinch won, the scoring being 6 to 4.  On Saturday evening the same two clubs met again, the score being 12 to 5, for Puslinch.

 

The visitors over Sunday in our village were Miss Jean Amos, of Guelph, Mr. and Mrs. M. Robertson, of Guelph, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Herbert, of Toronto.

 

The memorial service, held on the agricultural grounds yesterday, drew a very large crowd from all over the township.  The Reverend G. A. Little, of Chalmers Church, officiated, and also Reverend Mr. Cassinose, of Nassagaweya, and Reverend Mr. Woods, of Morriston, spoke.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

June 27th 1921.

 

Duff’s Church garden party, which was held on the Agricultural grounds at Aberfoyle, on Wednesday June 15th, was a success.  The baseball tournament was the main attraction in the afternoon, Rockwood securing first and Carlisle, second, by a score of 8 to 4.  In the evening a concert was rendered by “The Sodbusters”, of the Agricultural College, which was well patronized.

 

Our junior baseball team went down to Badenoch and played a game with the juniors there, the score being 21 to 6 in favour of our boys.  On Friday evening, a game will be played here by the juniors of Morriston and the juniors of Aberfoyle.

 

Mr. Wm. Quirk is laid up with an attack of lumbago.

 

Mr. Angus McPherson has started gravelling through the village, working up towards Guelph.

 

The farmers have started to cut their sweet clover, which is a very heavy crop this year.  The new meadows are a fair crop but the old meadows are light, owing to the heavy frosts.

 

The Methodist Church intends to hold a garden party in the near future, notice of which will be given later.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle Village News

July 5th 1921.

 

The garden party, under the auspices of the Methodist Church, will be held on the Agricultural grounds on July 12th.  A baseball tournament in the afternoon will be held, when the following teams will play, Brookville, Puslinch, and 3rd Concession.  A grand concert in the evening will be given when the following artists will take part, Bob Wilson, comedian, of Toronto, Le Roy Kinney, comedian, of Toronto, and Miss Bonwick and Miss Pigot, sopranos.  Come and enjoy an afternoon and evening’s sport.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale and daughter, of Suffolk Street in Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harmer over the holiday.

 

Our senior baseball team and Brookville played a game at the Ebenezer Garden Party on July 1st.  The score was 5 to 1 in favour of Brookville.  Our junior team played the Badenoch juniors.  The score was 17 to 5 in favour of Aberfoyle.  A game was played here on Wednesday evening between the 3rd Concession and Puslinch.  The score was 5 to 2, in favour of the 3rd Concession.

 

On Saturday evening, the villagers were treated by the company of two of the tramping fraternity of the female sex, and caused quite a commotion amongst our ladies.  They claimed the visitors were both very bold and unwelcome.

 

Mr. William Thomas and G. Thomas, of Nassagaweya, Mr. John Daniels, of Arkell, and Mr. Thomas Kemp, of Guelph, were visitors at the homes of Mr. Jas. Harmer and Mr. A. J. King, on Sunday.

 

Miss Thompson is taking a course at the O.A.C. this summer.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 11th 1921.

 

A fine rain fell on Friday, which was badly needed and appreciated very much after the intense heat of the last ten days.  It will do an immense amount of good to the crops, although it did a lot of damage, levelling the oats and wheat badly in places.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis motored to Proton last week, their old home.  Mr. Ellis reports very heavy crops of hay, and spring crops good but needing rain badly, which may have fallen by now.

 

Mrs. Allan Sparks and daughter, of Burlington, were visitors in the village last week, renewing old acquaintances.  Mrs. Sparks was a resident of Aberfoyle for many years.

 

Haying was the order of the day last week, and there is quite a lot to get in.  Harvesting has started, rye, wheat, and barley are cut and in stock in several localities.  Fall wheat is only a light crop.

 

Mrs. Jas. Harmer was on a visit last week to her daughter, Mrs. Peter Richardson, of Guelph Township.

 

Mrs. Thomas Amos was a visitor in the village over Sunday.

 

The Methodist Sunday School is holding its annual picnic to Waterloo Park on Thursday July 14th.

 

Mr. Jas. Murphy was getting his supply of coal in the past week.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 25th 1921.

 

Mr. Matthew Elliott, who has been under the doctor’s care, is improving.  His many friends hope for his speedy recovery.

 

Mr. John McKay, of the 3rd Concession, who has been on the sick list, is able to be out again.

 

The raspberry crop, which has been a good one, is about over.  The recent rains came at the right time to insure a good crop.

 

The potato crop is not looking any too promising, the recent hot spell and the ravages of the potato beetle having played havoc with this important crop.  The average is less than last year, consequently higher prices will be the result.

 

Mr. James Mason has made a great improvement to his residence, having plastered it anew and blocked it off.

 

On Labour Day a baseball tournament will be held on the Agricultural grounds here.    Further notice will be given later.

 

Mr. James Bell had a narrow escape on Saturday in the gravel pit, when a side of the bank came down, pinning him against the wagon.  With a few bruises, he escaped what might have been a serious accident.

 

Last Saturday evening, the members of the boys’ and girls’ baseball clubs, the Wellington Dramatic, and the W.F.Y.P.O. met in the fair grounds for the purpose of discussing the advisability of uniting these clubs under one executive.  The meeting voted unanimously in favour of uniting, provided that a set of rules could be framed that would be satisfactory to all branches.  Accordingly, the presidents of the four clubs were elected a committee to draw up a constitution and present it at a later meeting.  Watch for notice.  Come to the meeting and bring your ideas.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News Report

August 1st 1921.

 

Our girls’ baseball team motored down to Badenoch on Saturday evening and played ball with the Badenoch girls there, the scoring being 15 to 9 in favour of Badenoch.

 

Mr. Joseph Mahon, who is a teacher in Alberta, is on a visit to his home here over the holidays.

 

Mr. Alex Fleming, of the 9th Concession, had nineteen sheep killed by lightning during a severe thunderstorm that passed over this section on Wednesday night.

 

We hear of several farmers who have finished their harvest, which is one of the earliest on record, and several have threshed.  The yield is fair but the grain is light, especially in oats, on account of the intense heat early in July.

 

Mrs. James Harmer was a visitor over the weekend at the home of her father and brother, 226 Suffolk Street, in Guelph.

 

The villagers are anxiously waiting for the road to be oiled, as the dust is very bad.  When oiled, we will have a grand road to Hamilton.

 

The first airplane of the season was seen by many on Friday afternoon as it passed over the village, travelling in a southerly direction.

 

Mr. William Amos, an old resident of this village, now of Guelph, was seriously burned while at work, firing an engine at the factory where he is employed.  We all hope to hear of his early recovery.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Aberfoyle News

August 8th 1921.

 

Tomorrow evening, the ladies’ baseball team from Badenoch plays the Aberfoyle ladies’ baseball team, here.

 

Miss Wilma Herbert, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village last week.

 

Mrs. George Dicks and Miss Olive Dicks, of Toronto, and Miss Ethel Langdale, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harmer, last week.

 

Mr. Thomas Haines and Mr. Clarence Cunnington are going West for the harvest, also several other young men from the surrounding country.

 

Mr. Walter Burns has leased the Village Inn and Mr. Russell McCaig is going to Clinton as a baker for Mr. Johnston of that place.

 

We had a refreshing rain on Saturday afternoon, which was badly needed and will do a lot of good, but we want a good day’s rain so that the farmer can plough and prepare the land for the fall wheat.

 

The Ladies’ Institute met at the home of Mrs. Robert McFarlane, of the 10th Concession, on Thursday, August 4th.

 

Miss Mary Matthew, the genial clerk at Geo. Lewis’ store, has given up her position there.  She will be missed, as she was very obliging and courteous.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

September 6th 1921.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Maltby and family, of Galt, are visiting here at present.

 

Mrs. Robert McEdwards has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Wakefield, of Guelph, the past week.

 

Mr. Marshall Haines has purchased a new Dodge car.

 

Mr. Alfred Haines, of Orangeville, is visiting at home over the holiday.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour and family, of Flamboro, are visiting at the home of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, for a few days.

 

Several of our farmers have their silos filled.  It is about three weeks earlier than previous years, and they report a good crop.

 

Labour Day was celebrated here by baseball in the afternoon.  The weather was unfavourable at first but cleared up later and was ideal for ball playing.  Brookville and Downey’s went to bat first, Downey’s winning by a score of 4 to 3.  Rockwood and Freelton played next, Freelton winning by a score of 6 to 1.  The two winning teams played off for the first and second prize, Downey’s winning by a score of 2 to 0.  The ladies from Mountsberg and Aberfoyle played and drew a large crowd.  Mountsberg won by a score of 11 to 6.  In the evening, a concert was held, when a large crowd was present and enjoyed one of the best concerts held here for a long while.

 

Miss Thomson and Miss Hood, teachers, are back again for the fall term.

 

The young people met at the home of Miss Mary Maltby and presented her with a kitchen shower on the eve of her marriage.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

September 13th 1921.

 

There was solemnized in Mount Carmel Methodist Church, in Aberfoyle, on Wednesday last, the marriage of Andrew W. Ord and Mary E. Maltby, both of Aberfoyle. 

 

The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Reverend C. S. Cassmore.  The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked sweet in white satin, with shadow lace and pearl trimming.  She wore a bridal veil, caught with lily of the valley, and carried a bouquet of white asters and maidenhair fern.  She was attended by Miss Janet Wingrove, who was becomingly gowned in pale blue and also carried a bouquet of asters.  The best man was Mr. Leonard Ord, brother of the groom.  The church was beautifully decorated with flowers.  The wedding march was played by Miss Isobel Ord, who also sang during the signing of the register. 

 

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where about fifty guests sat down to a dainty meal.  The happy couple left on their honeymoon to Toronto and other points, the bride travelling in a navy blue suit with hat to match.

 

The Aberfoyle baseball team won second prize at the Rockwood baseball tournament.  They played with the Rockwood team, the score being 16 to 6, in favour of Aberfoyle.

 

The young people of the village held a corn roast on Friday evening on the Agricultural Grounds, when an enjoyable evening was spent by all.  Games were played on the green, and afterwards a dainty lunch was served, and all returned home, tired but happy.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bell, Mr. Harold Bell, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord motored down to Burlington Beach on Sunday and spent a very pleasant day.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

November 1st 1921.

 

Mrs. James Harmer and Miss Thomson spent the weekend at the home of Mrs. Peter Richardson, of York Road.

 

Mr. Thomas Haines, Mr. Charles Maltby, and Mr. Clarence Cunnington returned home from the western harvest fields, all looking well, but reporting a lot of bad weather.

 

 What might have been a serious accident occurred on Sunday evening when two automobiles collided, two persons were injured, and both cars were damaged considerably.

 

The cement on the highway is finished from Guelph to Clears Corners, and the road will be open for traffic in the course of a few weeks, much to the advantage of the travelling public.

 

The service in the Methodist Church was conducted by Mr. Harris, of Rockwood, who gave an interesting address to a large congregation.

 

The Ladies’ Institute held a Hallowe’en social in the Town Hall, last evening.  A program by local talent was enjoyed by all present.  Booths representing England, Scotland, Ireland, America, and Canada did quite a business in the refreshment line.  Games were played by young and old, and altogether a very pleasant evening was spent.

 

The lovely and balmy weather of the past week was taken advantage of by the farmers in storing their turnips away, and others are busy at their fall ploughing.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

November 8th 1921.

 

Miss Thomson went to her home for the holiday.

 

Mr. Jeffrey and Alfred Haines were home for the holiday.

 

Hallowe’en passed over very quietly in the village, no pranks being played by the boys and girls this year.

 

Thanksgiving Day was held by quite a few of the sportsmen hunting in the woods.  Quite a lot of hares and jackrabbits were taken.

 

The coming election is all the talk at present.  Quite a few of the ratepayers were up at Guelph to hear MacKenzie King, the Liberal leader, also Mr. Singer, the farm candidate, and report good speeches and crowded houses.

 

Mr. John Ellis has improved the looks of his lot on Main Street by erecting a new wire fence.

 

Mr. Russell McCaig, of Clinton, and Miss Jessie McPherson, of Morriston, were married in Duff’s Church, yesterday, by Reverend Mr. Woods.

 

Mr. Matthew Elliott is still keeping very poorly.

 

A carload of corn, purchased by the farmers, is being distributed among the farmers of this community, the price being seventy cents per bushel.

 

We had a heavy fall of snow on Sunday night, about three inches, which makes the roads very sloppy, but we are looking for quite a spell of fine weather before the winter sets in.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News Report

November 28th 1921.

 

The public school, No. 10, and the Sunday School had a union entertainment in the schoolhouse on Thursday evening, November 24th.  A large audience was present and a good program was given by the scholars and some outside talent.  Mr. John A. Cockburn, Superintendent of the Sunday School, was chairman.  The Reverends Mr. Woods and Cassmore gave short addresses.  Altogether, a very pleasant evening was spent by all.  Quite a few of the young people of Aberfoyle were present.

 

A banquet will be held in the near future in connection with the Methodist Sunday School here, notice of which will be given later.

 

Mrs. Watson is on the sick list at present, but is improving nicely.

 

On Saturday, the highway was opened for traffic and enjoyed by all with automobiles.  The majority of the people are not satisfied with the deep ditches dug so close to the roadbed.  Quite a few have been in the ditches already, and it looks very dangerous.

 

Mr. Jas. Murphy had about twenty of his friends and neighbours helping to raise a new smoke stack at his mill on Monday last.  Under the capable management of Mr. William Quirk, it was put in place very quickly and without any mishaps.

 

Mr. Singer, U.F.O. candidate for South Wellington, will speak at Crieff and Aberfoyle on November 30th.  Other speakers will assist him at both meetings, and if the evening is fine, a full house is expected.

 

On Thursday, the Ladies’ Institute meets in the Town Hall, it being their usual monthly meeting.

 

Mrs. Samuel Hume, of Arkell, was visiting at the home of Mrs. James Harmer last week.

 

Mr. Geoffrey Haines, of Guelph, was a visitor at his home here over the weekend.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Aberfoyle News

December 12th 1921.

 

Miss Thomson and Miss Hood, teachers at Aberfoyle, and Miss Watson, teacher in No. 5, spent the weekend at Toronto.

 

Mrs. Wise, of Freelton, spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mr. James Earon is engaged in the Royal City at present.

 

Many Christmas trees are being cut in this district for the purpose of gladdening the hearts of the little ones.

 

Mrs. Charles Richardson, of the 10th Concession, was a visitor at the home of Mrs. Jas. Harmer, on Sunday.

 

Hunters are scouring the bushes and swamps in this vicinity every day and seem to get quite a lot of game; also a few are trapping minks and skunks, and the odd raccoon.

 

The Dominion elections were a big surprise to many of the electors, as each candidate was sure of being elected.  The Progressive candidate polled a very heavy vote in this polling subdivision, also in every polling subdivision all over the township.  Mr. Guthrie’s vote was very small compared to the vote that he received when he represented this constituency as a Liberal.  Mr. Carter polled a good vote also.  On the whole, the people are rejoicing at the defeat of the Meighen administration.

 

The next excitement will be the municipal elections.  Very little is heard regarding new candidates for municipal honours.  A lot complain of the heavy increase of their taxes, about three times the amount of fifteen years ago.

 

Mrs. Thomas Foley, of Badenoch, township of Puslinch, died on Monday morning.  She leaves to mourn her loss, Michael, of Toronto, Joseph of Battleford, Thomas and William on the homestead, Harry in the West, and Mrs. William Quirk of Aberfoyle.  Her husband predeceased her several years ago, also two sons, John and Frederick, the last mentioned having fell in the late war.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

December 19th 1921.

 

The motor bus running three round trips between Guelph and Hamilton, which started Thursday December 15th, is causing quite a commotion in our village.  Several of our residents took advantage on Saturday and are pleased with the accommodation.

 

A very serious accident happened on the Brock Road on Friday when a car turned turtle and landed in the ditch opposite Mr. J. R. Dickson’s farm.  Mr. Thornton was seriously hurt, also another man who was with him was injured.  They were noticed by several, as they passed through the village, who claimed that they were travelling at a very fast rate.

 

After a heavy rain on Friday evening, the swamps on Saturday were filled with water and the creeks are very high.

 

Mr. James Earon has sold his property in the village to Mr. Charles Maltby and is moving to the city in the near future.  Mr. Maltby intends to move to the village.

 

Mr. James Harmer was visiting his brother, who is very ill, in Nassagaweya, one day the past week.

 

After the heavy snowstorm of yesterday, the roads are blocked with snow and autos are being stalled in several places.  The snow plough was in use this morning on the highway.

 

 Tomorrow evening the parents and Sunday School children are holding a banquet in the Township Hall.

 

A week from today will be nomination.  There is not much stir at present.

 

The Township Council held its last meeting of the year on the 15th.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

January 10th 1922.

 

Mr. Clarence Cunnington is visiting his parents at Brampton for a few days.

 

Mr. Walter Burns has rented the blacksmith shop at Arkell.  All wish him well.

 

Miss Stephenson, of Guelph, was visiting her parents over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Millar were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, on Sunday.

 

The Women’s Institute held their monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. James Smith, on Thursday of last week.

 

Mr. James Earon moved from the village up to Guelph yesterday, and Mr. Charles Maltby, of the 2nd Concession, is moving into the house vacated by Mr. Earon.

 

The Township Council met, as per statute, yesterday, with Hugh Ross as Reeve and Wh. Schultz, Duncan McLean, Thomas Doyle, and Mr. Crow as councillors.

 

A meeting was held in the Town Hall yesterday for the purpose of forming an association amongst the farmers, the object being “Rural Credit”, whereby shareholders can invest and secure both short and long loans.  We think that it will be a move in the right direction.

 

Mr. William Moore was appointed Assessor for the Township of Puslinch by the Township Council, yesterday.  Eight applications were received for the same.

 

Mr. Leonard Ord is taking a two weeks’ course at the O.A.C., which opens today.

 

The young people held a meeting this evening to organize for their winter entertainments.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

February 28th 1922.

 

Mr. Angus McPherson, owner of the Temperance Inn, has leased it to Mr. Fred Mason, of Guelph, who will run a first-class garage, restaurant, and refreshment rooms.  Mr. McPherson is having extensive alterations made to the hotel by turning the old bar room and cellar into one large apartment with large double doors in the front, to be used as a garage.

 

Mr. John Cole is erecting a large hennery and intends to go into poultry on a large scale.

 

The heavy ice storm of last week, while doing a lot of damage and making it very difficult for old and young, also dangerous walking, is a boon to the farmers, as the sleighing is the best that we have had this winter, enabling them to deliver logs, wood, et cetera.

 

Mr. John Hohenadel had a bee last week, drawing bricks from Corwhin.  He intends building an up-to-date house this summer.

 

The young people held an open meeting last Thursday evening.  On account of the very unpleasant weather and icy roads, a small turnout was the result.  On Saturday evening, a large number visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cockburn, and enjoyed a few hours of skating and sleigh riding.  All report a good time.

 

On the 7th of March, the Agricultural Society holds its annual Seed Fair in the Town Hall.  Prizes will be given for grain and potatoes.

 

The buses running between Guelph and Hamilton are proving a great benefit to the people on the line of travel and are much appreciated by many travellers.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle

 March 7th 1922.

 

Doctor Gray and Nurse Turner, of the Department of Education, Toronto, visited S.S. No. 4, on Friday, for the purpose of ascertaining the general health of the pupils.  A large number of the children’s parents were present.

 

The Township Council meets this afternoon in the Council Chamber.

 

The directors of the Puslinch Mutual Fire Insurance Company met in the Council Chamber, on Friday afternoon, to transact any business that came before the meeting.

 

The funeral of the late Thomas Paddock, 2nd Concession, took place from his late residence, on Friday, to the Killean Cemetery.  Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Paddock and family.  Mrs. Paddock has been a resident of this community for a long time, she being the only daughter of the late James Steele.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, on Tuesday February 28th.  Progressive euchre and “Lost Heir” were played by all present, and after a dainty lunch was served, all departed for their homes.  The highest score among the gentlemen was secured by Mr. David Maltby, Mrs. Thomas Warren, being the highest, and Mrs. John Adams, the lowest, among the ladies.

 

The estate of the late Jas. Lewis was sold by auction on the market on Saturday, at Guelph, the purchasers being the Lasby brothers.

 

The last few days have been very spring-like.  As the sleighing is very poor in many places, we need not expect much more snow this winter.

 

Mrs. James Harmer and Miss Thomson were visiting friends, over the weekend, in the Royal City. 

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch Fall Wheat is in Good Condition

April 24th 1922.

 

Aberfoyle ─ Dr. Worthington and son, of Vancouver, are visiting relatives and friends in the locality for a few weeks.

 

Mrs. Jas. Harmer was visiting her father and brother, 226 Suffolk Street, Guelph, over the weekend.

 

Mr. John A. Ord finished cutting shingles for the season, on Saturday.

 

The auction sale of the late Robert Ord took place on Friday, April 21st, everything selling at a good price.  The farm was offered for sale, but was not sold.

 

The weather man was doling out some very disagreeable weather the past week.  The farmers are very anxious to get on the land, as it is getting time that the seed was in the ground.  The fall wheat looks fine, and with good weather in the future, a good crop is expected, although a smaller acreage was sown last fall than usual.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Earon, of Guelph, were visitors in the village for one afternoon of the past week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Aberfoyle News

May 1st 1922.

 

Mr. Clarence Cunnington, of Brampton, and Miss Isabel Ord, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, of Aberfoyle, were quietly married by Reverend Stuart Woods, at the manse, on Wednesday April 26th.  Mr. Leonard Ord, brother of the bride, was groomsman, and Miss Jane Thompson, bridesmaid.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Elliott, who have been residents of the village for the last few years, moved to Copetown, one day last week.

 

The box social held in the Town Hall by the young people’s progressive club was held on Friday evening.  A large turnout of the members and others from the near neighbourhood comfortably filled the hall.  Mr. Robert Amos, of Moffat, was auctioneer and obtained good prices for the boxes.  The Reverend C. Cassmore was chairman.

 

Some of the farmers report having finished their seeding, while others, on lower and heavier land, have not sown any yet.  The continued frost and high winds have been very hard on the fall wheat, and the young clover is not looking as good as it was two weeks ago.

 

The Township Council meets this afternoon in the council chamber, to transact any business that may come before them.

 

This being opening day for trout fishing, quite a number were seen wending their way to the creeks.  We will likely hear some very fishy yarns soon.

 

The roads are getting passable after quite a lot of grading and dragging done on them.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle Activities

May 15th 1922.

 

Mr. and Ms. Cunnington, of Brampton, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, for a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Earon, of Guelph, were visitors at the hoem of Mrs. Lehman, on Saturday evening.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Quirk, at present.

 

Mr. Harold Bell has secured a position with the Guelph Rubber Company.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blair and family and Miss Thomson were visiting friends at Grimsby, on Saturday.

 

The baseball team was organized on Saturday evening.  Mr. Marshall Haines was appointed manager, and Alex Tawse, captain, for the season.

 

The highway was treated to a very small supply of oil, through the village, on Saturday, which will help to keep down the dust.

 

Someone in authority ought to get busy on our highway, for the purpose of stopping speeders.  Cars are driven every day at an excess speed, some claiming a speed from thirty to forty miles per hour.

 

The country will soon be looking at its best, fruit trees will soon be in full bloom, and the grain coming up will make the country look beautiful.

 

We are all sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Jas. Petty, of Arkell.  Mr. Petty was born on the farm at Arkell, some sixty-seven years ago, and lived all his life there.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 5th 1922.

 

Miss Thomson spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Boucher, of Guelph Township.

 

There was no service in the Methodist Church yesterday, the pastor being away, attending a conference.

 

On Sunday, June 11th, a memorial service will be held at Aberfoyle.  Archdeacon McIntosh, of Guelph, Reverend Stuart Woods, of Morriston, and Reverend C. G. Cassmore will be present.

 

A collision between two automobiles in front of the residence of Angus McPherson, of Aberfoyle, occurred on Thursday evening, both cars being badly damaged but the occupants escaping serious injury.

 

Mr. Leonard Ord has treated himself to a Ford car and is enjoying himself these evenings.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ord motored down to Brampton yesterday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington.

 

Mrs. John A. Ord, who has been in poor health for the last few weeks, is improving nicely now, her many friends hoping that she will regain her usual health.

 

The Township Council meets today at 10 a.m. as a court of revision and at 1 p.m. as a regular council meeting.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

June 20th 1922.

 

Mr. John Wright, of Nassagaweya, was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harmer over the weekend.

 

 Our junior baseball team played the juniors of Badenoch on Saturday night in Badenoch, the score being 19 to 4, in favour of Badenoch.

 

The Methodist Sunday School intends holding its annual picnic at Wabassa Park on Saturday, June 24th.

 

Badenoch Public School is holding a garden party on Wednesday, June 21st.

 

 Mr. Jas. Tavernor, of the 9th Concession, is under the doctor’s care at present.  All hope for his speedy recovery.

 

In driving through the country, the crops are looking fine.  Several of the farmers have started cutting hay, which is early.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Amos, of Cooksville, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, for a few days.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 27th 1922.

 

The Methodist Sabbath School held their annual picnic to Wabasso Park on Saturday June 24th and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon.

 

Whooping cough is very prevalent in the village at present, and the result is a smaller attendance at school.

 

The public schools in the township close on Friday, June 29th, for the summer holidays.  No. 4 School closes on Tuesday as the entrance examinations are held here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington, of Brampton, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Laing, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, over Sunday.

 

Mrs. Jas. Nicol and family, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of her mother over the weekend.

 

Saturday was claimed by many to have been the hottest day of the season.

 

Haying is in full swing now, and a good crop is being harvested.  A lot of the farmers were unable to get help at present, labourers being scarce.

 

A head-on collision between two cars occurred last Monday evening on the Brock Road, opposite Mr. James Tawse’s farm.  Mr. Donald McCaig’s and Mr. Hood’s cars came together.  Both cars were very badly damaged.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

July 10th 1922.

 

Mr. Daniel McFarlane’s nearly-new barn, on the 2nd Concession, was burned to the ground, on Thursday, at noon.  The cause of the fire was supposed to have been spontaneous combustion from sweet clover hay, stored in the barn recently.  Mr. McFarlane’s loss will be heavy as it was an up-to-date structure; the insurance carried was about two thousand dollars.  The sympathy of the whole community goes out to Mr. McFarlane in his loss.

 

Mrs. James Benham was a visitor at the home of Mrs. Jas. Harmer and also at Mrs. J. A. Ord’s, one day during the week.

 

Mr. Herbert Hammersley, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village on Thursday evening, and met many of his old friends.

 

The Women’s Institute held its lawn social on Thursday afternoon and evening.  Two games of ball were played on the diamond, the first game between Campbellville and Aberfoyle, the score being 9 to 4, in favour of Campbellville.  The second game was between Campbellville and Carlisle, Carlisle wining by a score of 20 to 3.  In the evening, a grand concert was held and a large crowd was present.  About $250 was taken in at the gate.  Our old friend Jimmy Fox was present and delighted the audience with his humorous selections.  Although over seventy years of age, he appeared to be just as light of foot as he was forty years ago.  The other artists from Toronto gave general satisfaction.

 

On Saturday evening, the Killean baseball team played Aberfoyle boys a friendly game on the diamond here, the score being 9 to 5, in favour of the home team.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

August 15th 1922.

 

The Simpson’s Company baseball team, of Guelph, motored down to Aberfoyle on Saturday evening and played a friendly game with the Aberfoyle team.  Mr. Marshall Haines umpired the game to the satisfaction of all.  The score was 17 to 7 in favour of Aberfoyle.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Plummer, of Stratford, visited Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis, over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Ingram, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson, of York Road, and Mrs. Anderson, of Cooksville, were visitors with Mrs. James Harmer one day the past week.

 

Mr. David Maltby and family, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Charles Maltby motored down to Brampton on Sunday to visit their brother, who is very sick at present.

 

Mr. Thomas and Mr. Jeffrey Haines, and Mr. Harold Bell, of Guelph, spent Sunday at their respective homes here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wheelihan and family, of Campbellville, Mr. Thomas Foley, of Badenoch, Mr. Joseph Foley, and Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Quirk on Sunday.

 

Mr. James Black, Senior, who has not been well for the past few months, was taken seriously ill one day last week, and was taken to his sister’s home in Beverly.  All hope for his early recovery.

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

August 22nd 1922.

 

Morriston baseball team and Aberfoyle played ball on the diamond here on Saturday evening, the score being 8 to 8.  Mr. Hodges, of Morriston, umpired the game.

 

Mr. Robert McCartney met with an accident on Friday afternoon when he was kicked in the face by one of his horses.  He is reported to be improving.

 

The threshing machines are busy these days.  Several of the farmers have threshed, and report good yields on early sown grains.

 

Mrs. Frederick Foley and son, Clifford, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Quirk, for a few days the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Ord, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Norman Boucher and little daughter spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole.

 

The past week was the hottest of the season, the thermometer running away up into the nineties, but it has turned quite cool again.

 

Mr. M. J. Hunt, of Speedside, has been assisting his brother-in-law, Mr. Blair, of Aberfoyle, with his harvesting and threshing.  Mr. Blair expects to return the compliment.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

October 2nd 1922.

 

The funeral of the late William John Laing took place from his residence, Corwhin, on Saturday September 30th, to Farnham Cemetery, Arkell.  He was a life-long resident of the Township of Puslinch and was a well-known and highly respected citizen.  A large number of his friends and relatives gathered at his late home to show their respect and sympathy.  The pallbearers were his two brothers, Peter and P. W. Laing, Leonard Laing, nephew Kenneth McKenzie, John Tolton, and James Moore.

 

Miss Jane Johnston was visiting relatives and friends at Windsor and St. Thomas for a week and enjoyed her trip.

 

Puslinch Fall Fair will be held on Wednesday October 4th, and the President, John A. Ord, and the Secretary, Geo. J. Meldrum, and the Board of Directors have done everything possible to make it a success. The half-mile track has been improved and put in first-class shape, and if the day is fine, a large gathering is expected.

 

Mr. William Amos, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village on Tuesday evening, and attended a meeting in the Foresters’ Hall.

 

The lovely weather for the last two weeks has been a boon for the farmers filling their silos, the corn being a fine crop, considering the showery and backward weather in the early season.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

November 7th 1922.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robertson, of Guelph, who have returned from Alberta after an absence of thirteen years, were visitors in the village last week.

 

Mrs. Wardell, of Toronto, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Roy Harmer, and her father, Mrs. Jas. Boucher, at present.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Boucher, of Guelph Township, and Miss Mary Cole, of the O.A.C., were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. William Frank and her daughter, June, of Nassagaweya, were visitors at the home of Mr. Jas. Gilmour, and her mother, Mrs. Andre Gilmour Senior, one day last week.

 

Mr. Jas. Gilmour, who has been very sick the past two weeks, is improving.  His many friends hope to see him well again.

 

Miss Madge McLean, who has been on the sick list all summer, was taken to the Guelph General Hospital again, for further treatment.  Her many friends hope for her early recovery.

 

The Women’s Institute held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Jas. Mason, on Wednesday afternoon.

 

The Township Council meets this afternoon, in the Council Chamber, to transact any business that may come before them.

 

Hallowe’en was celebrated by the young people in the usual way, by removing gates, buggies, plows, and anything else that took their fancy.  They also tore down the porch over the front door at Mr. Isaac Kidd’s residence, on the east side of Main Street, the house being vacant at present.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Village News

November 20th 1922.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour Senior is under the doctor’s care at present.

 

Mr. John Marshall was taken sick.  Dr. King, of Guelph, was called in, and Mr. Marshall was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he underwent an operation.  At last reports, he was doing nicely.

 

On Saturday evening, about 7 o’ clock, the barn on Lot 12, Concession 2, took fire and was burned down.  It was owned by Robert Hodson.  All of his crops and implements were destroyed.  There was only a small insurance on the barn and contents, and it will be a heavy loss for Mr. Hodson.

 

Mrs. Robert Ord was a visitor at the home of Mrs. John A. Ord and Mrs. James Black for a few days the past week.

 

Mrs. Norman Sinclair and Mrs. Peter Richardson, of Guelph Township, were visitors at the home of Mrs. James Harmer, last week.

 

Mr. John Herbert, of Guelph, was in the village the past week, doing some repairs at the Township Hall.

 

Mrs. William Amos, of Guelph, was visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Mason, last week.

 

Beware of the open ditches along our sidewalks, these dark nights.  Anyone stepping over the edge would be sure of getting hurt, maybe a broken limb.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

November 27th 1922.

 

Mr. James Gilmour, who has suffered from asthma for the last few weeks, is improving slowly.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Smith and little Arthur have been laid up for a while with an attack of influenza.

 

Mr. William Laing, of Guelph, was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, over the weekend.

 

Mr. Harold Bell and Mr. Godfrey (possibly Geoffrey) Haines, of Guelph, visited their respective homes over the weekend.

 

Mrs. Herbert Hammersley, of Guelph, has been with her sister, Miss Grace McLean, for the last two weeks.

 

Messrs. Leonard and Alex Ord attended the Hamilton market on Saturday.

 

Miss Jane E. Thompson, of Henfryn, who has been a successful teacher in School Section No. 4, Puslinch, for the past five years, sent in her resignation as teacher at a meeting held by the trustees.  The trustees, parents, and children of the section all regret Miss Thompson’s retirement.

 

Mr. James Mason had a few of his neighbours helping him cut his winter’s supply of wood on Saturday.

 

After the beautiful autumn weather of the past two months, winter has set in with very sharp frosts.  Some of our weather prophets predict some more fine weather before the final close in of winter.

 

Work on the Provincial highway has been completed for the season.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News, from Aberfoyle

December 5th 1922.

 

Mr. John Marshall returned home on Saturday evening from St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he has been for the last two weeks.  All hope for his early recovery.

 

Mr. James Smith, who has been very sick for the last few weeks, is slowly improving.  We all hope for his early recovery.

 

Mrs. James Harmer and Miss Thomson spent the weekend at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sinclair and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richardson.

 

Mrs. Edgar Boucher and Mrs. Wardell were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harmer, one day last week.

 

Mrs. James Bell is visiting her brother for a few days on the 11th Concession.

 

The Women’s Institute is holding their annual “at home”, in the Hall, on Wednesday evening, open to Institute members and their friends.  A good program has been arranged for, when Mr. Unwin, of the O.A.C, will give an address.

 

The secretary-treasurer has received twenty-five applications for the position of teacher for S.S. No. 4.  There doesn’t seem to be any scarcity of teachers at present.

 

Mr. Walter Warren, an old resident of Aberfoyle, but now of Flamboro, is holding a clearing sale of farm stock and implements, tomorrow.  He has purchased a farm in Puslinch, being Lots 26 and 27, Concession 2.  All wish him success.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Village News

December 19th 1922.

 

The Township Council held its last meeting for the year on Friday December 15th.  Nominations for Reeve and four councillors will be held on Friday December 22nd , in place of Monday December 25th, and polling will take place on January 1st.

 

Mr. James Mason has a choice lot of cattle, baby beef, hogs, and lambs for his Christmas trade, on hand, which he is slaughtering today and tomorrow.

 

A lot of the sickness from colds, in the village, is the result of the extreme cold weather of the past week.  Only a small number from this vicinity took in the Winter Fair last week, on account of the drop in the temperature.

 

Mr. Leonard Ord captured a red fox on Saturday, on the farm of T. J. Mahon, of the 9th Concession.

 

Miss Marie Black, sister of Mrs. John A. Ord, who has been on a visit to her many friends for the past two months, left on Saturday for her home in the West.

 

Miss Jane E. Thomson has invitations out for her annual concert on Thursday December 21st.  Dialogues, recitations, choruses, et cetera will be given by the pupils of the school.  An enjoyable afternoon is anticipated.

 

Miss Weston, of St. Mary’s, has been engaged as teacher for S.S. No. 4, by the trustees, for 1923.

 

A young son has arrived at the home of Mr. Sidney Maltby.  Congratulations.  Mr. Thomas Maltby Senior was appointed caretaker of the Township Hall for the year 1923.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

December 25th 1922.

 

The concert, given by the pupils, in the schoolhouse on Thursday afternoon, was very much enjoyed by the parents and others from the school section.  Mr. Marshall Haines was appointed chairman and called on the following gentlemen for short speeches, Reverend C. W. Cassmore, Reverend S. Woods, and Mr. J. A. Cockburn, and at the close of the program, Miss Thomson was called to the platform and presented, by the section, with a suitcase and wristwatch.  Miss Thomson thanked the people of the School Section for their beautiful gifts.  Then, thanks to the ladies of the School Section, all enjoyed bountiful refreshments.  Miss Thomson was also presented, by the Methodist Church Choir, with a manicure set.

 

Mr. Harry Haugh is to be congratulated on his success in the hog judging competition, held in Toronto, on the 18th, 19th, and 20th instants.  In a class of over 50 junior farmers, representing seven counties, Mr. Haugh took sixth place in judging live hogs, being only five points below the winner of first place, who was also a Wellington County boy.  Mr. Haugh also made a good showing in judging dressed carcasses, but not having had much training in this particular branch, he did not get quite so near the top.  This young man was a member of the 1922 Puslinch Township judging class in the inter-township judging competition, coached by Mr. J. A. Cockburn, and was then, high man, and selected by Mr. R. H. Clemens, District Representative, to be a representative from Wellington County at the present contest, on only a few hours notice.

 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Hohenadel will regret the continued illness of their daughter, Marcella.  All join in wishing for her recovery.

 

Mr. Hugh Clark, who has been very poorly for over a year, passed to his eternal rest on Friday, December 22nd, at 11 p.m.  Mr. Clark has been a resident of Puslinch all of his life.  He was for many years Township Treasurer and resigned about two years ago.  His funeral was held on Monday December 25th and was very largely attended.  The pallbearers were Andrew Scott, Andrew Elliott, James Black, John Pinkney, Roy Leslie, and John W. Kerr.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

January 22nd 1923.

 

Mr. John Ellis, with his new nine horsepower gasoline engine, is cutting wood for his customers in the village and surrounding country.

 

The Puslinch Agricultural Society held its annual meeting, one day during the past week.  Mr. John Little was elected President and Mr. G. J. Meldrum, Secretary for 1923.

 

The Puslinch Plowing Match Society held its annual meeting in the Town Hall on Friday afternoon.  A large number were present, showing the great interest that is being taken by the ratepayers of the township, which will be a great benefit to the young men.

 

Mrs. L. Lehman has returned to her home here, after a long visit to her friends in Guelph and Kitchener.

 

Mr. George Wakefield, of Kandahar, is home on a visit to his sister, Mrs. James Bell, and to Dr. Murdock Wakefield, of the eleventh Concession.

 

The heavy fall of snow has made good sleighing and everyone who has any wood or logs to dispose of are very busy at present.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

January 30th 1923.

 

Mr. John McKay, of the Third Concession, met with a painful accident on Monday of last week, at the home of Donald McCaig.  Mr. McCaig was cutting wood with a circular saw when Mr. McKay’s hand came in contact with the saw.  A part of Mr. McKay’s index finger was cut off and the palm of his hand was lacerated badly.  All hope for his early recovery.

 

Mrs. Clarence Cunnington and little son were visitors at the home of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, last week.

 

Mr. Harold Bell, of Guelph, was a visitor at the home of his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, over the weekend.

 

Miss Cootes, teacher in the Continuation School, has given up teaching and left for her home, on Friday.  As the trustees have failed to secure a substitute, the school will be closed at present.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis and family have been very sick the past few weeks.  Mr. Lewis and Miss Dorothy are still very poorly.  The rest of the family are improving.  All hope for their speedy recovery.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord have been on the sick list for the past few weeks, suffering from the old-time grippe.  Their many friends hope for their speedy recovery.

 

Mrs. H. A. Cockburn, of the Ninth Concession, was taken to the Guelph General Hospital, last week.  Her many friends hope to see her back in her home, in her usual health.

 

The Young People’s Club of Aberfoyle has organized for the winter months.

 

The Women’s Institute held its annual “at home” in the Town Hall, on Thursday evening, January 25th.  A large turnout of the members and friends were present and a good program was enjoyed by all. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

February 12th 1923.

 

Mr. Jackson Worthington, of Dundas, bought the James W. Smith estate and resold it to Mr. George McAllister, of Guelph.  Mr. McAllister again resold the farm, reserving the timber to Mr. Gilbert Barclay, near Downey’s schoolhouse.

 

A sleigh load of young people of the village journeyed over to No. 10 Schoolhouse, where a concert was held on behalf of the Sunday School, which is held in the schoolhouse in the summer months.  Mr. John A. Cockburn, superintendent, was chairman.  Reverend C. W. Cassmore, of Nassagaweya, and Reverend S. Woods, of Morriston, gave addresses.  Mr. Palmer, of Guelph, and Miss L. Wilson, of Nassagaweya, and local talent furnished the program.

 

Hardly a house in the village or the surrounding country but has some of its inmates laid up with the prevalent diseases, la grippe or “flu”, but of a milder nature than a few years ago.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Mason went down to Erindale to see Mrs. Mason’s brother, Wm. Amos Senior, who is very ill.  Mr. Amos was an old resident of Aberfoyle for many years.

 

Little Christopher McKay had the misfortune to have his leg burned, a couple of weeks ago, and is having a lot of trouble with it.  All hope for his early recovery.

 

Mr. Moses Byrne was a visitor recently at Dundas, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Worthington, and also at Hamilton.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 5th 1923.

 

Mrs. James Bell was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert McEdwards, at Puslinch, the past week.

 

Mr. James McCartney, an old resident of Puslinch for many years, died at the home of his son, Robert, on Friday evening, at an advanced age.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, to Crown Cemetery.

 

 Mrs. Hugh Clark, relict of the late Hugh Clark, died on Saturday evening, at her home here, from heart trouble, after a short illness.  Mr. Clark predeceased her about two months ago.  She left an adopted daughter, Beatrice McLean, to mourn her loss.  The pallbearers were Roy Leslie, John Pinkney, James Black, Marshall Haines, Angus McPherson, and Andrew Scott.

 

We are all pleased to hear that Mr. Philip Crimless, after a serious illness from pneumonia, is improving.

 

The Young People’s Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cockburn, on Friday evening.  Progressive euchre was played for a few hours. Refreshments were then served, and a short time spent in dancing brought to a close a very enjoyable evening.

 

The Puslinch Agricultural Society is holding its annual seed fair on Friday, March 9th.  Prizes will be given for wheat, oats, barley, peas, grass seed, and potatoes.

 

The roads are almost impassable in many places on account of the high drifts in many of the cuts and the thaw of the last few days.

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle

March 5th 1923.

 

The funeral of the late Jas. McCartney took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of his son, Robert.  Mr. McCartney had reached the ripe old age of 95 and his death was not unexpected, he being in failing health for some time.  The services were conducted by Reverend S. A. Woods.  The pallbearers were R. Clark, J. Clark, Geo. Hunt, Jno. A. Ord, W. Telford, and J. Hunt.

 

Another old Puslinch resident passed away on Saturday, March 3rd, in the person of Mrs. Hugh Clark.  Mrs. Clark had been sick for a couple of weeks, and was improving, when she took a relapse, and on Friday, her case became serious and she gradually sank, passing peacefully away on Saturday evening.  The funeral was held this afternoon, the services being conducted by Reverend Mr. Woods, interment being in Crown Cemetery.  The pallbearers were M. Haines, A. McPherson, J. Black, J. Pinkney, R. Leslie, and A. Scott.  Her husband, Mr. Hugh Clark, was buried on Christmas Day.

 

All are looking forward to the Seed Fair, to be held on Friday, March 9th, in the Township Hall, under the auspices of the Agricultural Society.  This Fair has grown to be a great success, and on the same day the Women’s Institute will meet, when a special programme will be given.  One of the special items on the programme will be Miss Maxwell’s demonstration on millinery.  Miss Maxwell is a senior student of the MacDonald Institute, Guelph, and comes highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News Report

March 13th 1923.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, on Friday afternoon.  Miss Maxwell, of Guelph, was present and gave a very instructive address, her subject being a demonstration on millinery.  A large number of members were present and all enjoyed the meeting.

 

The Young People’s Club met at the home of Messrs. Thornton and Davidson on Friday evening, March 9th.  Progressive euchre was played until twelve o’ clock, and after a dainty supper, the rest of the evening was spent tripping the light fantastic.

 

Mr. Wm. Scott, a resident of Puslinch about thirty years ago, was a visitor in the village the past week.  Very few are living here now who remember Mr. Scott’s departure for the West.

 

The Puslinch Seed Fair was held in the Town Hall, on Friday afternoon, and was a decided success.  A large quantity of grain was exhibited, which was of fine quality, but no potatoes were on exhibit.  The prize winners were:

 

Field competition — Oats

1st prize — D. T. Parker

 

Banner oats

1st prize — Jas. Barclay

2nd — D. T. Parker

3rd — J. R. Winer

 

White barley

1st prize — Robert Reeve

 

Peas

1st prize — Jas. Barclay

2nd — J. A. Ord

3rd — D. T. Parker

 

Buckwheat

1st prize — J. A. Ord

2nd — Wm. Moore

 

Sweet clover seed

1st prize — Wm. Moore

2nd — J. A. Ord

 

Red Clover seed

1st prize — D. A. McLean

2nd — James Tawse

3rd — Wm. Moore

 

Reverends John Little, of Rockwood, and Stuart Woods, of Morriston, exchanged pulpits on Sunday.

 

Mrs. James Bell and daughter, Elenore, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McEdwards over the weekend.

 

Miss Wilma Herbert, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village over the weekend.

 

Mr. T. McDonald has returned from the lumber woods, and is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ord.

 

Mr. William Maltby has engaged to work for Mr. John Clark, of the fifth Concession, for the summer.

 

The Continuation School is closed again after a few days of teaching during the past week.

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

March 27th 1923.

 

Mr. Harold Bell, of Guelph, was a visitor at the home of his father and mother over the weekend.

 

Mr. Thomas Haines, of Guelph, was a visitor at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines, over the weekend.

 

Mrs. William Quirk visited friends at Freelton yesterday.

 

The Young People’s Club of Downey’s Section spent a pleasant evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laking on Wednesday.  Progressive euchre and dancing were indulged in.

 

The young People’s Club of Aberfoyle met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines on Friday evening.  Progressive euchre and dancing were enjoyed by all.

 

Mr. Alex Foster held a successful auction sale on Wednesday, March 21st.  Stock and implements brought good prices.  Mr. and Mrs. Foster are leaving for Burk’s Falls shortly.

 

Mr. Thomas Mahon has sold his farm adjoining the village to Mr. Lasby of Guelph, for a good figure.  We are all sorry to lose Mr. Mahon and Miss Mahon from our midst.

 

Mr. John Ellis, who had a bone in his ankle broken a short time ago, is improving nicely.

 

Winter is still with us.  A heavy snowstorm yesterday, with a strong north and east wind, made it very unpleasant for those who had to be out.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith’s son, Goldie, is not improving as fast as his many friends would like.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

April 3rd 1923.

 

Miss Verda M. Weston, teacher in No. 4 School Section, is home, at St. Mary’s, for the holidays.

 

Mrs. George Lewis and Master George were visiting at Hespeler over the weekend.

 

Mr. James Boucher has sold the property in the village to Mr. Albert McKay, of the Brock Road, who will take possession at once.  Mr. Boucher reserves half of the house until June 1st, when he will go west.

 

Mr. Wilfred Gay and Miss Zimmerman, of Beverly, were quietly married at the home of Mr. Chisholm by the Reverend C. W. Cassmore.

 

Mrs. James Harmer is under the doctor’s care at present with the “flu”.

 

Miss Mary Cole, of the O.A.C., was a visitor at the home of her brother, over the weekend.

 

The Township Board of Health met on Thursday evening in the Council Chamber.

 

The Township Council is holding its monthly meeting this afternoon.

 

Good Friday, being a holiday, there was no Evening Mercury printed, and the many readers in this section missed their paper.

 

One of the Hamilton and Guelph buses took fire about six miles out of Hamilton yesterday, and was completely destroyed.  No one was seriously hurt, but they might have been, as the bus left the road and went over an embankment.

 

The past week was the coldest this winter, the thermometer hanging around zero, with high winds.  Our oldest inhabitants say that it was the coldest March on record.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 16th 1923.

 

A number of the villagers are on the sick list at present, Mrs. Andrew Gilmour Senior, Mr. John Reid, Mr. James Boucher, Mr. James Murphy, and Miss Weston.  All hope for their speedy recovery.

 

Mrs. Robert Ord, of Darbyville, is visiting her old friends and neighbours for a few days.

 

The Young People’s Club spent a very enjoyable evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, on Friday April 13th.  Progressive euchre was played until twelve o’ clock.  The winners were Mr. Leonard Ord and Miss Margaret Haines, and the lowest scores were captured by Mr. James Leichman and Miss Mary E. McCartney.  After a dainty supper, dancing was enjoyed by all for a few hours.

 

The provincial election, coming so soon, has caused quite a commotion through the township.  Quite a few of our villagers are anxious for an argument on the result of the coming election.  However, it will only be a very short campaign, only about seven weeks, until all will be quiet once more.

 

The wintry weather is still with us, snow and frost coming nearly every night.  The farmers are very anxious to get on the land and it will be very late seeding, although it has been later in former years when good crops were harvested.

 

Most of the wood piles through the country have been cut by the several outfits in this neighbourhood.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 23rd 1923.

 

Miss Mary Cole, of MacDonald Hall, was a visitor at the home of her brother, Mr. John Cole, over the weekend.

 

Mr. Harold Bell, of Guelph, spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell.

 

On Friday evening a pleasant time was spent at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord.  Progressive euchre was played at eight tables.  Mr. Charles Lewis scored the highest and Mr. William Ford the lowest number of points in the gentlemen’s class, and Miss Verda M. Weston scored the highest and Miss Edna Lewis the lowest points in the ladies’ class.  After a very dainty supper was served by the ladies, dancing was indulged in for a few hours, and all returned home, well pleased with the evening’s enjoyment.

 

On Wednesday afternoon, a sad accident occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Kitchen, near Corwhin, when Mrs. Kitchen’s father, Mr. George Wethereld, of Waterdown, was instantly killed by a leaning tree that Mr. Wethereld and Mr. Kitchen were cutting down in the bush.  It appears that the tree was leaning, and when cut in so far, it split and struck Mr. Wethereld, killing him instantly.  The sympathy of the whole community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen and family in their time of sorrow.

 

Everyone is pleased with the change of weather.  The farmers are starting seeding in some parts of the township, and it will become general in a few days if the weather continues favourable.  The fall wheat has come through the winter fairly well, and promises a fair crop.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

April 30th 1923.

 

The Young People’s Club of Aberfoyle and The Pastime Club of the Downey’s section held a very enjoyable dance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laking on Wednesday evening, where about twenty-five couples were present.  The music was supplied by Messrs. Crimless and Borthwick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington, of Brampton, moved to the Smith farm, which was purchased lately by Mr. John A. Ord.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer visited over Sunday at the home of the former’s brother, Mr. Wm. T. Harmer.

 

Mr. James Bell is with his nephew, Mr. Wm. Stewart, of the 2nd Concession, helping him for a few weeks.

 

Mr. Albert McKay is working for Mr. Charles Richardson, of the 9th Concession, helping him with the seeding.

 

Mr. James Laing, of the 9th Concession, is putting up the framework of a new house on his property, having had the foundation built last fall.

 

Mr. James Mason has purchased a piece of land from Mr. John A. Ord, adjoining his property, which will be very convenient for any stock that he has on hand, for a run.

 

Mr. David Maltby has also purchased a piece of land from Mr. John A. Ord, adjoining his own property.

 

Mr. Thomas Warren intends erecting a new driving shed this season.

 

The villagers took advantage of the very fine weather the past week and a lot of early potatoes, beets, carrots, and onions have been planted.

 

The young men, on these fine nights, have gone over to the outlets at the lake, sucker fishing, and all report success.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News, from Aberfoyle

May 21st 1923.

 

The Pastime Euchre Club held a very successful dance in the Town Hall, on Friday evening, about one hundred and fifty couples being present.  An orchestra from Guelph furnished the music, and Mr. Duncan McAllister of Crieff, was floor manager, and a very enjoyable evening was spent by all.

 

Chicken thieves are busy in these parts again.  One evening the past week, they visited Messrs. John and William Blair, and stole about fifty fine fowl.  It is a pity that these slick-fingered gentry could not be caught and punished, as it is a big loss to anyone, losing fowl.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson and little daughter, of Guelph, are visiting her mother, Mrs. James Harmer, for a time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer were down to Campbellville on Saturday, visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Ervin.

 

Mr. Joseph Byrne, on returning home from the dance held in the hall on Friday evening, was struck by an auto about a quarter of a mile west of the village.  Although not seriously hurt, he received a nasty wound on his arm.

 

The baseball boys are slow in organizing this spring, but quite a few were practicing on the diamond on Saturday evening.

 

Mr. George Lewis has treated himself to a new Dodge car.

 

Mr. Geoffrey Haines was a visitor at the home of his parents over the weekend.

 

The heavy rains that have fallen during the past week have done an immense amount of good to the crops, although on low-lying ground it will be quite a while before the land will be seeded.

 

A large turnout of farmers was present at a meeting of the Puslinch Plowing Match Society, held in the Town Hall last week.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 4th 1923.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, is a visitor at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Quirk, over the weekend.

 

Messrs. Thomas and Geoffrey Haines, of Guelph, are visitors at their home over the weekend.

 

Mrs. Robert Ord, of Nassagaweya, was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, over the weekend.

 

The Independent Order of Foresters held a special meeting in their lodge room on Saturday night.

 

On account of the heavy rains yesterday, the memorial services were postponed until Sunday June 10th.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis motored up to Egremont, their old home, and spent a few days, visiting old friends and neighbours.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer attended the funeral of the latter’s father, Mr. John Langdale, 226 Suffolk Street, Guelph, yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maltby, of Rockwood, spent a day visiting friends in the village the past week.

 

The funeral of the late Frank Wood, of Arkell, passed through the village on Saturday, to Hamilton.  Mr. Wood has been a great sufferer for a good many years with consumption.

 

The U.F.O. candidate, Mr. Thomas Mahon, has held quite a few meetings in Puslinch and Guelph Townships.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 14th 1923.

 

Mr. and Mrs. O. Reading and daughter, Eleanor, of Ariss, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, of Guelph, and also Master Calvert spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lewis.

 

Miss Beers was the weekend visitors with friends in Dundas.

 

Vernon Thornton and Gordon McCartney spent Sunday at the Thornton home.

 

Miss Agnes Haines has returned home from visiting Guelph friends.

 

Anniversary services will be held at Crieff Church on Sunday June 17th.  Also, a splendid concert is arranged for Monday evening, the 18th.

 

Miss Margaret Bell is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Wakefield, of Guelph.

 

Wm. Mahon, of Prince Albert, is at his old home here, at present.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Maltby, of Rockwood, and Mr. and Mrs. T. Maltby and daughter, Eileen, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunningham and family.

 

Miss Foley has returned to her home in Toronto from visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Quirk for some time.

 

Moffatt Cockburn left recently for Newmarket where he has accepted a position.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunt were visitors at their daughter’s home at Valens, Mrs. G. Marcy, on Monday.

 

John Ord and son, Leonard, and C. Cunningham went to Toronto last week and brought up a carload of cattle.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Reid and daughter, Margaret, of Glenmorris, spent Sunday with John and Miss Margaret Reid.

 

Miss Ferguson, of Toronto, spent Sunday with Miss Irene Mason, at the Mason home.

 

Wm. Davidson left for Detroit where he secured a position.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis motored to their old home in Egremont, renewing acquaintances there.

 

Chicken thieves are busy in these parts.  One evening lately, they visited Messrs. John and Wm. Blair and stole about 50 fine fowl.

 

Rev. G. S. Cassmore was a visitor on Monday at the G. Leslie home.

 

Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. J. H. King on the birth of a baby daughter on June 6th, also to Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr, a daughter, on June 10th.

 

Chas. Lewis is holidaying for a few days at Windsor and Chatham.

 

The memorial service was held on Sunday June 10th, in memory of fallen heroes of Puslinch, beside the fine monument erected after the war.  The weather was ideal and a very large number attended.  The music was excellent, given by an orchestra from Norfolk Street Church, and also by a quartette from Chalmers Church in Guelph.  Reverend Geo. A. McDonald, of Elora, delivered a most inspiring and eloquent address, which was greatly appreciated by all.  Others taking part were Reverend G. L. Cassmore, of Aberfoyle, Rev. R. H. Ferguson, of Guelph, Rev. F. Sanders, of Guelph, and Reverend Hammot, of Morriston.  The orchestra closed by playing the Maple Leaf and all joined in the singing of the National anthem.

 

Puslinch Women’s Institute will hold a garden party at Aberfoyle on June 29th.

 

Tom and Jeffrey Haines, of Guelph, were guests at the parental home, Mr. and Mrs. Haines, over the weekend.

 

Much credit is due to the Puslinch team of girls who took part in the judging contest held at the O.A.C., Guelph, on Saturday June 9th.  Their team stood second out of the twelve townships represented, and in individual standings for the 60 girls, Miss Leela McCartney came a close second to Miss Aitcheson, of Mimosa.  Miss Helen Stewart gave a splendid speech.

 

The Puslinch Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. Moore on Thursday last, with visiting members from Arkell Institute.  Miss Morris, O.A.C., Guelph, gave a paper, “Keeping Young with the Children”, and Mrs. Hammersley also gave a paper.  Miss Ferguson, of Guelph, gave a demonstration of aluminum ware and its many uses, interesting to all.  Several others sang solos and took part.  A dainty lunch was provided at the close of an enjoyable meeting.

 

Mrs. T. Lehman has been the guest at her daughters’ homes at Guelph and Kitchener for some time.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Aberfoyle

June 27th 1923.

 

A terrific storm broke over the village on Monday evening and did terrible damage all over the country.  Trees were torn out in the path of the storm and blown across the roads, blocking the traffic in many places.  No buildings have been reported burned so far.

 

Mr. James Bell had the misfortune to cut his leg with an adze and is laid off work at present.

 

The elections are over and a good many are surprised at the result of the vote, the Drury government going out of power and the Conservatives coming into power for the next four years.  On account of the telephones being out of business, our village was slow in hearing the returns.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 10th 1923.

 

Mr. Geoffrey Haines, of Guelph, is spending his holidays at his home here.

 

Mr. Alfred Haines, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

Mrs. James Smith and son, Arthur, of Pickering, are visiting old friends for a few weeks.

 

Mr. William Maltby was a visitor at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Maltby, over the weekend.

 

Mr. James Bell, who has been laid off work for the past two weeks, will be able to resume work shortly.

 

Mr. Charles Maltby had the misfortune of having two of his ribs broken one day, the past week.

 

On Thursday evening, Mr. John Hohenadel and Mr. John Clark had a mix-up at the four corners, one and a quarter miles east of Aberfoyle.  Mr. Clark, accompanied by his wife and mother, were travelling to Aberfoyle and Mr. Hohenadel was coming down the ninth Concession, when he ran into Mr. Clark, both cars being slightly damaged.  Mrs. Clark Senior was the only one that got hurt in the mix-up, which might have been a serious accident.

 

A beautiful rain fell on Thursday evening, which was badly needed for the crops.  Oats were at a standstill and all the root crops were suffering.

 

On travelling through the country after the storm on the evening of June 25th, one is seriously surprised at the havoc wrought, especially north of Guelph.  Reeve, Mr. Hugh Ross, Councillor Daniel Hesketts, and Clerk William Robertson visited those in the township whose buildings were wrecked by the storm to ascertain if aid is needed to help them restore their buildings.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bethune, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harmer on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Alfred Husband (or Rusband), of Burlington, and Miss Sadie Bethune, of Guelph, were visitors in the village on Sunday.

 

Mr. Lynn Lasby, who bought the Mahon farm, adjoining the village, is busy with a gang of men, working at the hay.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

July 20th 1923.

 

Miss Christina Lamonte, of Guelph, was the guest of Miss Ruth Huckle for a few days last week.

 

Miss Elmira King is holidaying for a couple of weeks at Sauble Beach, Lake Huron, the guest of Prof. And Mrs. W. C. Blackwood, of the O.A.C., Guelph.

 

Miss Ida and Era McLean, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore.

 

Master Donald Worthington, of Vancouver, is holidaying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hall and children, of Guelph, spent Saturday with their aunt, Mrs. F. Watson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. M. Haines, Miss Agnes and Master Clayton, were visiting relatives in Wingham, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Leslie and family, of Guelph, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McCullough were visitors at the Leslie home on Friday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Pennington, Mr. and Mrs. Berry, and Miss Santry, of Hamilton, and also Wm. Byrnes and Robt. Robertson, of Kitchener, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. Byrnes.

 

Dr. Harry Worthington has returned to his home in Vancouver.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cormie Ingram and family, of Toronto, were visiting with their aunts, Mrs. A. J. King and Miss Gertrude Worthington, on Monday.

 

Mrs. T. D. Day, formerly of Aberfoyle, and Mrs. Wm. Nairn, both of Guelph, were visiting Mrs. G. W. Leslie, on Thursday.

 

Mrs. Jas. Mason and daughter, Irene, motored to Fergus, on Sunday, to visit with relatives there.

 

Following is a list of the successful candidates at the recent high school entrance examinations, held at Aberfoyle, S. S. #4, Puslinch, teacher, Miss Verda Watson:

Eddie Byrne, Annie Cockburn, Margaret Haines, Mabel Leslie, Edna Lewis, Dorothy Maltby.

 

Mr. Boyce returned to his home in Fergus after spending a week with his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mason.

 

The Try-Tri Club of Duff’s Church is putting on the play, “Aaron Slick from Pumpkin Crick”, in the I.O.O.F. hall, in Morriston, on July 31st.  Everybody  come.

 

from the Galt Evening Reporter newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from the Village of Aberfoyle

July 31st 1923.

 

The annual union Sunday School picnic, of the following Sunday Schools, Aberfoyle, Duff’s, No. 10, and Badenoch, took place on Friday July 27th, to Wabasso Park, the day being ideal and a very large crowd turning out.  Two trucks and several autos were on hand to convey the happy youngsters and their parents to the park.  Games and races took place in the afternoon for the children, and old and young enjoyed themselves until the evening, when a start on the return was made, some not arriving until a late hour, but pleased with the day’s outing.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Haines motored up to Wingham last week to visit Mrs. Haines’ father, Mr. Bryce, who is very poorly at present.  Mr. Haines returned on Thursday, leaving Mrs. Haines with her father.

 

A game of baseball was played on Saturday evening on the diamond.  The captains were Mr. Harold Bell and Mr. Leonard Ord.  Mr. Alex Tawse umpired the game to the satisfaction of all.  The score was nine to four, in favour of Mr. Ord.

 

Mrs. Hutchison and son, of Hespeler, are visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis for a few days.

 

Mrs. Duncan Yourat, of Sarnia, and her son are visiting her mother, Mrs. John Tawse, and other friends, for a few weeks.

 

Mrs. Lehman, after a long visit to Guelph and Kitchener, has returned to her home here.

 

Mr. William Maltby was a visitor in the village over the weekend.

 

Mr. John A. Cockburn has treated himself to a new automobile.

 

The farmers are busy cutting wheat and barley.  Some have their wheat under cover, and there is quite a large acreage of hay to cut and store away yet.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

August 6th 1923.

 

Mr. Alex. Amos and his mother, Mrs. Thomas Amos, and Miss Jean Amos, of Guelph, were visitors in the village on Saturday evening.  Mr. Amos, accompanied by his wife, motored over from Ageret, Ohio, on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Amos, of Guelph.

 

Miss Almira King has returned from Muskoka, after a pleasant holiday.

 

Miss Jane E. Thompson has returned to her home in Henpryn, after a two weeks’ visit in the village.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, after several weeks’ visit with her aunt, Mrs. William Quirk, is visiting her uncles, Messrs. Thomas and William Foley, of Badenoch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord were visitors at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro.

 

A game of baseball was played on the diamond on Saturday evening, captained by Messrs. Bell and Ord.  Mr. Bell’s nine were winners by a score of twelve to nine.

 

On Thursday, a severe thunderstorm north of the village caused a lot of damage to crops.  The oats are badly flattened by the strong wind and heavy rain.  Mr. George Roberts’ fine barn, on Lot 29, First Concession, of Nassagaweya, was struck by lightning and burned.

 

One of the Hamilton and Guelph buses took fire in the village yesterday, but by applying chemicals, and by the use of water, the fire was extinguished, and no serious damage was done.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

August 13th 1923.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harmer over the holiday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Maltby, of Galt, were visitors in the village yesterday.

 

The garden party held in Morriston on August 6th, under the auspices of the Evangelical Church, was a decided success.  The winners in the baseball tournament were 1st, Ariss and 2nd, Hespeler.  The ladies of Badenoch won, as usual.

 

A game of baseball was played on Saturday evening in the village between the married men and the single men.  After a hard battle, the single men won by a score of 7 to 4.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maltby and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Maltby are returning today, after working for two weeks at the Welland Canal.

 

A few of the farmers have finished cutting their crop, and with a few fine days will have their harvest under cover.

 

The shrill whistle of the threshing machine can be heard these mornings in the distance, drawing one’s mind to the fact that the summer is fast passing away.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

August 27th 1923.

 

Mr. Ernest Cockburn, Mr. Charles Lewis, Mr. Robert Ord, and Mr. Edward Murray left for the West the past week, to work in the harvest fields there.

 

Mr. James Simpson, of Guelph, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. A. D. King.

 

Mrs. James Harmer spent the weekend visiting her daughters, Mrs. Peter Richardson and Mrs. George Langdale, at Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and daughter, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tawse, Mr. Marshall Haines, and Miss Agens Haines motored over to Preston and took in the ball game between the Maple Leafs of Guelph and the Terriers of Galt, on Wednesday, and report one of the best games played this season.

 

Mr. Harold Bell, Mrs. James Bell, Mr. and Mrs. John Ord, and Mr. James Harmer motored up to Arkell and saw the remains of Mr. John Tolton’s fine new steel barn, which was destroyed by the cyclone on June 25th and which he had erected on the foundation of the frame barn.  Mr. Tolton has had bad luck in his loss, and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to him and his family.

 

 Mrs. Marshall Haines returned home from Wingham this week, after being with her father, at his death.  The sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Haines in their bereavement.

 

The heavy rains of the past week have delayed the farmers finishing their harvest.  The cool weather of the past week has kept the grain from sprouting.  A few fine days and the harvest will be over in this section.

 

Mrs. Huckle, of Pennsylvania, is visiting her son, Mr. J. Huckle, at present.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Spiero and daughter, Eleanor, of Mayfield, were visitors over Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington.  Mr. Harry Cunnington and Miss Eleanor Cunnington were visitors at the same home.

 

Miss Florence Black gave a party to her girl friends on Friday, and all enjoyed themselves.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle Village Report

September 19th 1923.

 

Mr. Albert Whiting, Mr. George Langdale, and Miss Ethel Langdale, of Guelph were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer over Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hadden and daughter, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro, was visiting her mother, Mrs. John A. Ord, one day, the past week.

 

Mr. William Maltby, of Aberfoyle, and Miss Stella Wright, of Guelph, were quietly married on Wednesday, September 19th.  Mr. and Mrs. Maltby are moving to Mr. John M. Clark’s home in Puslinch.

 

Mr. James Gilmour, who was laid up for a few days with his old trouble, asthma, is able to be out again.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Leichman have moved into part of Mr. James Gilmour’s house.

 

A large number of men and teams are engaged, digging ditches on the provincial highway, below Aberfoyle.

 

The hard frosts of the past few nights have blackened all vegetables, corn, and flowers, a little earlier than usual.

 

The community corn and weiner roast, which took place on Monday evening, on the Agricultural grounds, was a decide success.  A large number were present, and all enjoyed themselves.

 

Cutting corn and filling silos will be the order of the day for the farmers for the next week or two.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

September 23rd 1923.

 

The barn on the farm of Mr. Walter Warren, on the second concession of Puslinch, one mile and a half south of Aberfoyle, was burned on Tuesday morning, about 2 o’ clock, with all the season’s crops and some implements.  Mr Warren had $1200 insurance on the barn and $1000 on the contents.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cassin were visitors in the village over the weekend.

 

Mrs. William Quirk was visiting at the home of her brothers, in Badenoch, the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gilmour and family, of Flamboro, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord one day during the past week.

 

Miss Julia Garland was a visitor in Hamilton on Wednesday of last week.

 

On Thursday afternoon, the ladies of S.S. No. 4 met at the home of Mrs. V. Huckle for the purpose of making suits for the school children’s parade on Friday September 28th at their annual school fair.

 

The county crusher passed through the village on Thursday evening, on their way to the county road, near Puslinch lake, where a considerable stretch of road will be surfaced with crushed stones.

 

The prevailing wind for the next three months will be from the east, because it was in that quarter on September 21st, the first day of autumn, say some of our weather prophets.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Carruthers embarks on 2nd century

September 23rd 1923.

 

Guelph has a centenarian in the person of Mrs. Mary Carruthers.  Yesterday, surrounded by a large number of friends and relatives she celebrated the 100th anniversary of her birth.  Despite the fact that she is a hundred years old she is quite hale and hearty and continues to enjoy the good things in life and the companionship of her loved ones.  She is without doubt the oldest person in Guelph and indications are that she intends to live a good few more years.  She resides with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Robertson of 38 Audrey Avenue.  Mrs. Carruthers is a little bit hard of hearing and her eyes give her a little bother but otherwise she is in possession of all of her faculties.  She has a good memory and talks quite freely with very little effort.

 

She came to Canada from Glasgow 67 years ago and settled with her husband in Puslinch where they farmed for a great many years and where they were blessed with ten children.  Mr. Carruthers died 30 years ago, at the age of 72, and after that she resided with her son at Aberfoyle, and when her son died 13 years ago, she went to Detroit to reside with her daughters, Miss Bella Carruthers and Mrs. R. W. Godfrey.

 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Village Report

October 9th 1923.

 

Mrs. William Barker and Miss Mabel Barker, of Guelph, were visitors in the village over the weekend.

 

Mr. Harold Bell spent the weekend at the home of his uncle, Mr. Murdock Wakefield, of the town line.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Atkinson, of Nassagaweya.

 

Mrs. George Langdale and Mrs. Albert Whiting, of Suffolk Street, Guelph, spent Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harmer, and took in the show.

 

A large number from this locality took Freelton Fair in, on Thursday afternoon, and report the show a success.

 

A merry gathering of thirty-two relatives met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, in honour of their cousin, Mr. Joseph Clouting, of Winlock, Washington, who is calling on friends in this district for a few weeks.  They were Mr. and Mrs. George Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchinson and daughter, Effie, also Miss Catherine Dale, all of Galt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McLarty and Miss Lillie, of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. F. Johnston, Mrs. McMaster and daughter, Jessie, and Miss Ina McKe___, all of Guelph, and other relatives from Puslinch.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Aberfoyle

October 15th 1923.

 

The ploughing match, held on the farm of Mr. John McNulty, on Thursday October 11th, was a decided success, nineteen men and boys plowing in adjoining fields.  The day being ideal, a very large number of people turned out to witness the fine work of the plowers.

 

Mr. George Jefferson secured first prize, and secured the silver cup, which he must win for three years before he can retain it.  Messrs. Frank Byrne, Edwin Byrne, John Grant, John McNally, William Forest, Ralph Haugh, and others won prizes from this side of the township.  The Women’s Institute from Arkell had a large tent erected on the grounds where refreshments were served by the ladies.

 

A great deal of excitement was caused in the village on Friday afternoon by two escaped convicts from the Ontario Reformatory, when they broke into the residence of Mrs. I. Lehman, who was visiting in the city at the time.  The desperadoes ransacked the house and secured some wearing apparel and some other things.  They were traced from Aberfoyle, through fields and bush, and finally captured east of Preston, and taken back to prison by the guards from the reformatory.

 

The inspectors were visiting Morriston and Aberfoyle Public and Continuation schools on Thursday.  The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. John Pinkney on Thursday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington were visiting with friends in Brampton over the weekend.

 

Mr. Leonard Ord, Mrs. John A. Ord, and Mrs. Jas. Harmer spent yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro.  Mr. Marshall Haines, Mr. Alex Tawse, Mr. Wm. Bell, and Mr. T. McDonald took in the baseball match in Guelph yesterday.

 

The beautiful weather of last week was taken advantage of by the farmers and villagers in lifting their potatoes and mangels, and housing them.

 

The Guelph Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Village News

November 12th 1923.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, spent the weekend with her aunt, Mrs. William Quirk, and with other friends.

 

Mr. Joseph Mahon, of Toronto, is visiting his brother and sister, on the old homestead adjoining the village.

 

Mr. Godfrey Haines, of Guelph, is spending Thanksgiving Day at his home here.

 

Mr. Marshall Haines, on returning home from Guelph on Saturday, accompanied by Mrs. Haines and his son, Godfrey, lights of an approaching car blinded him while entering the village  and his car ran into the ditch.  No one was hurt and the car was not damaged.

 

Mr. William Stallibrass, of the 10th Concession, has sold his farm of 100 acres to Mr. Peter J. McLean, of Badenoch.

 

Mr. Jas. Kitchen, who has had the above farm leased for a number of years, has bought the William Lynn farm on the town line, Nassagaweya, on the Campbellville road.  All are sorry to lose the Kitchen family from our midst.

 

Mrs. James Harmer spent the weekend at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Richardson.

 

The stork left a daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laing last week, and a son and a daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark, 11th Concession.

 

A car load from Aberfoyle motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stallibrass on Wednesday evening and spent a few pleasant hours.

 

A car load of the young folk also spent a pleasant evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hohenadel on Friday November 9th.

 

A large number of sports from Guelph, Hespeler, and surrounding country are scouring the bush and swamps in search of game.

 

A few of our residents visited Guelph on Monday and took in the races.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

December 5th 1923.

 

Mr. George Cunnington, of Brampton, is visiting his son, Clarence, and other friends, over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis motored up to Proton to visit his sister, Mrs. Sagemen, who is very sick at present.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson visited at the home of her mother, on Thursday last.

 

Mrs. Grant spent a day last week with her sister, Mrs. H. A. Cockburn.

 

Mr. Patrick Ward, from Elora, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richardson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tawse spent a few days in Toronto, visiting, and attending the Royal Fair.

 

On Tuesday evening, the Town Hall was filled to its capacity by the neighbours and many friends of Mr. T. D. Mahon, Miss Margaret Mahon, and Master Frank O’ Connor, of the Township of Puslinch, who are leaving their old home adjoining the village.  Mr. John A. Ord was appointed chairman.  A short programme by local talent was enjoyed by all.  The meeting was opened by singing “The Maple Leaf Forever”, followed by instrumental music by Miss Worthington and Miss Almira King, songs by Mr. Roy Leslie, an instrumental by Mr. Wilfred Day, and short speeches by Messrs. J. A. Cockburn, George McGill, Daniel McNaughton, John Hohenadel, Duncan McLean, and others.  Mr. Mahon was presented with a beautiful writing desk, Miss Mahon, with a chair and club bag, and Master F. O’Connor with a fountain pen.  After a dainty lunch, the floor was cleared and dancing by the young folk was enjoyed for a few hours.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

December 25th 1923.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, is spending her holidays at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Quirk.

 

Mr. Ted Murray left on Saturday to spend the holidays at the home of his parents, near Chatsworth.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson, of Nassagaweya, moved to the Mahon farm, adjoining the village, recently.

 

Messrs. James Murphy, James Mason, and George Lewis are giving beautiful calendars to their customers and friends.

 

Mr. Leonard Ord attended Hamilton market last week, with fowl, and reports a quiet market.

 

The school concert, under the auspices of the rural and continuation schools, was held in the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, December 19th, and was one of the best concerts held in Aberfoyle for a long time.  Mr. John A. Ord was appointed chairman.  The program, a very lengthy and enjoyable one, was very much enjoyed by the large audience present.  Special mention may be made of the national drill, which was acted in a very pleasing manner, also, the Highland dances.  After dainty refreshments had been served by the ladies of the section, the meeting came to a close with the singing of the National Anthem.  The proceeds amounted to forty-seven dollars, and after paying expenses, the balance will be used in beautifying the schools.

 

A box social was held at Crieff schoolhouse, on Thursday evening, December 20th, also a concert at Arkell and Downey schools on the same evening.

 

A Sunday School concert was held at Duff’s Church on Friday evening, December 21st.  A large number of the children and their parents were present, and a very enjoyable evening was spent by all.

 

Mr. James Boucher died at the home of his son, Edgar, on Sunday, December 23rd.  The funeral took place on Tuesday, from the home of his son, to the Crown Cemetery.  He leaves to mourn his loss, three sons, George, of Guelph Township, Edgar and Norman, of Puslinch, and two daughters, Mrs. Roy Harmer, of Puslinch, and Mrs. Wardell, of Guelph.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

June 18th 1924.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Coxwell, of Thamesford, and Captain Pearce, of Toronto, spent a week with Mrs. Coxwell’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith, of the 2nd Concession.

 

Jack Bickley, of Red Deer, Alberta, has returned to his former home and is visiting old friends and neighbours, after an absence of many years.  He sees a great improvement in Aberfoyle.

 

Miss Jean Amos, of Guelph, spent several days last week with the Misses Agnes and Margaret Haines.

 

Quite a number attended the meeting of the hydro, held in the Town hall on Thursday evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy motored to Hamilton to attend the funeral of Mrs. Frank Murphy, the former’s brother’s wife, who passed away suddenly at her husband’s home.  The funeral took place on Monday morning and was largely attended.

 

Mrs. Dr. Helfer (perhaps Telfer) and her daughter, Miss Margaret, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Leslie, on Sunday.

 

The farmers’ picnic, held at the O.A.C., was largely attended and an enjoyable time was spent.

 

Alfred Lelsie, of Freelton, is spending some time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blair.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Angus McPherson were the guests, on the Sabbath, of Mrs. Allen Stewart and family, of near Crieff.

 

The funeral took place at Waterdown, on Saturday, of Mrs. Wm. Kirk, formerly Miss Cassin, of Puslinch, daughter of the late Robert Cassin.

 

Alfred Haines, of Buffalo, is spending some days at the parental abode.

 

Miss Wilma Herbert, of Guelph, was the guest, on Monday, with the Misses Dorothy and Edna Lewis.

 

Ted Murray returned from Toronto, on Saturday, where he spent a few days with friends.

 

A game of softball was played here on Thursday evening between the jewellers of Guelph and the Morriston boys, the score being 17 to 5 in favour of the jewellers.

 

Miss Eleanor Sutton returned to her home in Brantford on Sunday, after spending several months with Mrs. Clarence Cunnington.

 

Bruce McCleggan, of Vancouver, is holidaying with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mrs. Wilfred Jay and daughter have returned home after a few days’ pleasant visit with Mrs. Jay’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman of Valens.

 

The intercounty judging team of the County of Wellington was judging stock at several farmers in this vicinity, on Saturday.  The team comprised John A. Cockburn, Dean Tolton, McLean Patterson, John Hohenadel, Gladwin Crow, Jack Stewart, and Harry Haugh.

 

A deputation consisting of Geo. Lewis, M. Haines, Robt. McFarlane, and Wm. Moore motored, on Saturday, to inspect a school at Carlisle.  They are considering building a new school here.

 

Miss Annie Moore was a weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McCaig, of the 3rd Concession.

 

Mrs. Watson returned home from visiting relatives at Glen Christie.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ewart and son, Ivan, and Wm. Bolton and Mrs. Watson and her sister, Mrs. Tawse Senior, were visiting at the home of the latter’s son, Mr. and Mrs. James Tawse and family, on Sunday.  Also, their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. George Ainslie, of Guelph, visited them on Sunday.

 

A meeting is to be held in the Town Hall, Aberfoyle, on Saturday night, June 21st, to discuss the new school for Aberfoyle.  All interested are invited to be present.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 1st 1926.

 

Mr. William Steele, of Alberta, was visiting friends in the village during the past week.

 

Mr. George Cunnington, of Brampton, was visiting at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Cunnington and other friends.

 

Mr. Clarence Cunnington has purchased the farm on the 3rd Concession, known as the Gilchrist farm, and will take possession soon after Mrs. Anthony Robinson’s sale.  All will be sorry to lose Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham from our midst, as they were kind and obliging neighbours.

 

The Progressive Club held an open meeting on Friday evening, which was largely attended by the members.  All spent a very pleasant evening.

 

Mr. George W. Marshall, who has reached his eighty-second year, and who is both hale and hearty, was called on by his friends on Wednesday, February 24th, who congratulated him and hoped he may see many more anniversaries of his birth.

 

Mr. Duncan Clark, who was seventy-four on the same date, was also congratulated by his many friends.

 

The past week was very cold with the exception of Thursday, when a very heavy downpour of rain was followed by severe frost, which caused the highway to be in a dangerous condition for traffic.  Several cars were ditched between here and Hamilton, and a few between Aberfoyle and Guelph.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

March 8th 1926.

 

Mrs. Walter Burns, of Arkell, was a visitor at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Foster, one day last week.

 

Mr. Harold Bell, who has been on the sick list for the past ten days, is improving every day.

 

Mr. Albert Maltby had the misfortune of having his face badly scorched when he was examining his car by the aid of a lighted match and a burst of flame struck him in the face.

 

Mr. John Ellis, who had his hand lacerated while operating a circular saw a few days ago, is improving nicely.

 

Mr. Angus McPherson has sold his farm in the rear of the 2nd Concession to Mr. Ralph Elston, of Nassagaweya.

 

Mr. Marshall Haines has also sold his farm on the 7th Concession to Mr. Robert Adams, Brock Road.

 

On Friday evening, a “hard times” entertainment was given at the regular meeting of the Progressive Club, in the Town Hall.  All the clothes closets were searched for old styles of wearing apparel, and many of the suits worn had seen better days.  The large crowd present enjoyed themselves to their hearts’ content.

 

The snowplow made a trip up and down the highway yesterday and the road is in first-class shape again.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

March 24th 1926.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Montague Robertson, of Guelph, were visitors in the village over the weekend.

 

Mr. William Amos, of Guelph, visited at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jas. Mason, over the weekend.

 

Mr. Walter Warren had a narrow escape on Friday afternoon.  He had delivered a load of hay in the city and was returning home when a truck struck his sleigh in the rear and forced the rack on his sleigh forward, striking his horses, and causing them to run away.  Fortunately, very little damage was done.

 

Those who have a good maple bush are busy now preparing to make syrup.  Old-timers prophesy a heavy run of sap, after the hard frosts.

 

Mr. Hector McCaig, of the 3rd Concession, has sold his fine farm to Mr. William Crow, also of the 3rd Concession.

 

Mr. Joseph Yemen is reported as having sold his farm to Swatzenberger brothers, also on the 3rd Concession.

 

Mr. Daniel McFarlane has sold his one hundred and fifty-acre farm on the 2nd Concession, and is retiring and moving to Guelph.

 

Mr. John Patterson, who sold his farm adjoining the village last fall, is moving to Guelph, and Mr. Turner, the purchaser, is moving on to the farm.

 

Quite a number attended the horse sale of Johnson and Ellis, held in the Winter Fair building, on Friday.  A few of the horses came to Puslinch.  All report a good quality of horse offered.

 

The snow is disappearing very fast the last few days.  Sleighing will soon be over, buggies being noticed in the village last Saturday, the first since early last fall.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

August 9th 1926.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Plummer, of Stratford, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson and daughter were visitors at the home of the former’s mother, Mrs. James Harmer, over the weekend.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley is spending a few of her holidays visiting in Montreal.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Jefferson were visitors in the village on Saturday evening.

 

Mrs. John Foster spent a couple of days visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Burns, of Arkell, last week.

 

Mrs. Harvey Worthington, Master Donald, and Mrs. Charles Worthington, of Vancouver, are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McCartney passed away, having lived only a few days.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. Marshall Haines, on Thursday afternoon of last week.  A large number of the members were present and spent a very enjoyable afternoon.

 

Mrs. John A. Ord took ill on Saturday evening.  Her many friends hope for her early recovery.

 

On Tuesday evening, Aberfoyle softball team played a game with the Strabane boys, Aberfoyle winning by a score of 11 to 7.

 

On Saturday evening, the Strabane boys motored up to Aberfoyle with the intention of beating the local boys, but they were beaten by a score of 13 to 3.

 

The turnip crop in this part of the township is a total failure.  On the underside of the leaves, they are completely covered with green lice, and in a few days the plant turns purple and dies.  It will be a serious loss to the farmers. 

 

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The News from Aberfoyle

August 16th 1926.

 

Mrs. William Robertson, Suffolk Street, Guelph, was a visitor at the home of Miss Jane Johnston, last week.

 

Miss Beres, of Belfountain, a former teacher in the Continuation School here, is visiting her many friends.

 

Master John McNeil, of Guelph, is spending a few of his holidays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason.

 

Mrs. I. Lehman has returned to her home here after visiting Guelph friends for a few weeks.  She is accompanied by her granddaughter, Miss Nicol.

 

The Misses Mae and Dorothy Cockburn, Edna and Lyla Lewis are holidaying at Bruce Beach, at the summer cottage of Reverend J. W. and Mrs. Stewart and family.

 

On Wednesday evening, the softball team from the Guelph Malleable Iron Works played a game with the Aberfoyle boys, the score being 5 to 4, in favour of the home team.

 

On Saturday evening, the Aberfoyle team motored to Strabane and played the Strabane team, the score being 12 to 11, in favour of Aberfoyle.

 

Mrs. John A. Ord, who has been poorly for some time, is improving slowly.

 

Mr. James Bell, who was on the sick list during the past week, is also improving.

 

Burglars were in the village on Friday night but were heard by one of the residents, who gave chase.  He heard one of the burglars running away.  In the morning, a man’s tracks were plainly seen.

 

Bad weather is delaying the farmers with the cutting of their oats and peas.  Oats are badly rusted, and will not be as good a crop as was expected a few weeks ago.

 

The U.F.O. met in the Township Hall on Friday evening and committees were appointed for the purpose of securing a good turnout of the electors on September 14th.

 

William McCray (possibly McCrae), of Guelph, preached in the morning, and Mr. Cooper, of Linton, in the evening, in the United Church, before large congregations.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Silas Mathias and family, of Galt, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Wardell and daughter were visitors at the home of Mr. Norman Boucher, on Sunday.

 

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The Aberfoyle Village News

December 7th 1926.

 

Mr. Jackson Worthington and Mr. Wilfred Worthington, of Hamilton, were visitors in the village for one day in the past week.

 

 Mr. Albert McKay was working at the Winter Fair during the past week.

 

Mr. Thomas Maltby, who has been sick for the past two weeks, is improving slowly.

 

Miss Jennie Johnston, who was injured by a car a few weeks ago, is improving nicely.

 

Mr. Ed Crimless and his sisters, on returning home from Mr. Bracey’s on the Waterloo Road, last Sunday evening, were struck by a car at Hanlon’s Curve on the highway.  Both cars were put out of commission.  The occupants of both cars were slightly injured.

 

Several in this community attended the Winter Fair last week, and all pronounced it the best ever.  The horses in the Arena were the main attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

December 14th 1926.

 

Mr. John Turner is working for Mr. Roy Wingrove at present.

 

Mrs. George Milne is on the sick list and all hope she may be better soon.

 

The Ladies’ Aid met at the home of Mrs. David Maltby, on Thursday afternoon, it being their regular monthly meeting.

 

Mr. George Hunt moved into the village during the past week, having sold his farm, and is retiring from farming.

 

The Progressives held a dance in the Town Hall on Friday evening.  A large number were present, and all spent a very pleasant evening.

 

The Board of Health meets in the Council Chamber on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., and the Council meets at 1:30, these being the final meetings for 1926.

 

A municipal election may be held in January, for new candidates are reported to be in the field for municipals honours.

 

School concerts will be held in School Section No. 4, and in School Section No. 10, this week, and a Sunday School concert next week in the Town Hall.

 

The auction sales of Mr. Charles Currie, of Morriston, and McNaughton Bros., who had two carloads of cattle and one carload of horses, at Crieff, drew large crowds, and good prices were realized.

 

The heavy snowstorm last week has made the best of sleighing, and farmers and others are making use of it.  The rain this morning may spoil it on the highway.  The snowplow cleaned the road very close and a thaw would soon leave it bare.

 

Our blacksmith is busy man at present, as all want their horses sharp shod, to travel on the slippery roads.

 

The Horticultural Society intends holding its annual meeting early in January, in the Town Hall.

 

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The Aberfoyle Village News

December 21st 1926.

 

Mrs. W. Burns, of Arkell, visited at the home of her mother, one day the past week.

 

Miss Grace Robertson, of Guelph, was visiting friends in the village, the past week.

 

Mr. Thomas Doyle, Reeve of the Township for 1926, has definitely stated that he will not be a candidate for municipal honours for 1927.

 

A few names of ratepayers have been reported as candidates for the council for the incoming year.

 

Dr. J. H. King, Medical Health Officer for the Township of Puslinch, stated that there were only two cases of scarlet fever and no other contagious diseases of any kind.

 

The school concert, held in the schoolhouse on Friday afternoon, was a grand success.  Mr. John A. Ord was appointed chairman.  The following program was very much enjoyed by the large number of the parents of the children, and others: A play, “Santa Claus and the Magic Carpet”, the Chairman’s address, Highland Fling by Hazel Warren and Jean Cockburn, a recitation by Norma Leslie, a chorus by the school and a drill by the little people, a recitation by Pearl Darby, drill “Britannia”, pantomime “Silent Nicht”, a speech by Reverend Mr. Bradley, and recitation by Miss J. A. Garland.  This brought the meeting to a close, Santa Claus distributing presents for the children and others.  After a dainty lunch, provided by the ladies, all departed for their several homes.

 

On Friday evening, an enjoyable concert was given by the children and others in the School Section No. 10.  Quite a number from this vicinity attended.  Mr. J. A. Cockburn was appointed chairman, and everybody was well pleased to be there.

 

Mr. James Mason has killed his Christmas meat, cattle, hogs, lambs, and calves.  They are a choice lot.

 

All wish the Mercury, its staff and its many readers, a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

February 1st 1927.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wetherall, on Friday.

 

On Monday evening, the young people of Dublin Street United Church, Guelph, motored to Aberfoyle to spend the evening with the young people of the community.

 

Mr. George Lewis has stored his supply of ice for summer use.  It is of good quality and is twenty inches in thickness.

 

Mr. Robert McCartney held a very successful sale of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and seed grain, on Wednesday afternoon.  Good prices were realized.

 

On Friday evening, the Progressives held another dance in the Town Hall; a large number of the members were present and a splendid time was enjoyed.

 

On Thursday afternoon, the Women’s Missionary Society met at the home of Mrs. David Maltby; a large number of members were present.

 

Mr. George Ford, who exchanged his farm on the 9th Concession for a small market garden on Waterloo Road, will move to his new property in the near future.

 

The Puslinch Board of Health met on Monday afternoon in the Council Chamber.  There are no cases of contagious diseases in the Township at present.

 

The annual meeting of the Puslinch Fire Insurance Company was held in the Town Hall, on Friday afternoon.  The company had only a few small losses to make good last year.

 

Mr. R. H. Clemens, District Representative of South Wellington, opens an agricultural short course in the Town Hall for young men, today, and a course for ladies in millinery and domestic science.

 

The weather that prevailed for a few days last week was the coldest experienced here for a long time.  The mild weather that followed has spoiled sleighing on the highway and has left the roads very slippery.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

February 15th 1927.

 

Dr. Harvey Worthington and Master Jack Worthington, of Vancouver, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mr. George Kidd, of Coldwater, visited his brother, Mr. Isaac Kidd, and his two sisters, in Guelph, the past week.  It is over twenty years since Mr. Kidd left Puslinch, and he sees many changes.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Dicks, Miss Olive Dicks, and Dr. Hillier, of Toronto, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer and Mr. and Mrs. George Langsdale, of Suffolk Street in Guelph, on Sunday.

 

Mr. James Leichman, of Saskatoon, was a visitor in the village on Tuesday last.

 

Mr. George Marshall, a former resident of the village, spent a day visiting his many friends, who were pleased to have him call on them.

 

A number of Aberfoyle young men motored to Morriston on Saturday evening to witness a game of hockey between Campbellville and Morriston.  Campbellville won by a score of eight to two.

 

The young men attending the agricultural course judged horses, Durham cattle, and sheep at Messrs. John A. Cockburn’s, Winer brothers, and Moore’s.  Some good judging was done by the students.

 

Mr. John Foster and Miss Clara Foster, who have been ill, are improving nicely.

 

The fall of snow, on Sunday night, improved the sleighing.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

February 22nd 1927.

 

Mr. Geoffrey Haines has returned to Buffalo after a very pleasant visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines.

 

Mrs. Walter Burns, of Arkell, was a visitor at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Foster, for a few days the past week.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, for a couple of days last week.

 

Mrs. Marshall Haines has had her sister from Wingham as a visitor for the past week.

 

Mr. Charles Harper, of Harper’s Corners, passed away at his home on Thursday.  The funeral took place on Saturday.  Mrs. William G. Blair is a daughter of the late Mr. Harper.

 

Dr. Harvey Worthington and son, Jack, are returning to Vancouver after a very pleasant visit in Aberfoyle, Galt, and other places.

 

Mr. George Ford and family, of the 9th Concession, moved, on Tuesday, to Guelph Township.  Mr. Arthur Turner, of Guelph Township, moved into the house vacated by Mr. Ford.

 

A very pleasant time was enjoyed by the residents of Crieff and vicinity, in the Town Hall here, on Friday evening.  Dancing was indulged in until the early hours in the morning.

 

On Thursday evening, moving pictures were enjoyed in the Town Hall by a large audience.  The program included an interesting debate and several songs and recitations by members of the progressive Club, under whose auspices the entertainment was held.

 

A heavy fall of snow from the east, driven by a strong wind, has filled the roads in places, making heavy travelling.

 

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The Aberfoyle News Report

March 15th 1927.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Quirk.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Wednesday last.

 

Mr. Jackson Worthington also visited Mr. and Mrs. King on Wednesday.

 

Mr. Geoffrey Haines, who has been ill, is improving nicely.

 

On Tuesday last, two prisoners escaped from the Guelph Reformatory, and several guards were in the village and vicinity but could discover no trace of them.

 

Mr. Thomas Mahon, Mr. James Hanlon and daughter, of Guelph, and Mrs. Thomas Walsh, Brock Road, were returning home from the village on Wednesday evening when their car skidded into the ditch opposite the home of Mr. William Quirk.  All escaped injury, but the front axle of the car was badly bent.

 

Indications, at present, point to a very poor run of sap in the sugar bush on account of the snow disappearing so quickly as a result of the high temperatures of the last few days.

 

The Progressive Club held a dance on Friday evening in the Town Hall.  The attendance was smaller than usual, but those who did attend enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

 

Mr. Norman Boucher, who has been engaged by Mr. Joseph McIntyre, of Guelph Township, for a year, is moving today.

 

Several flocks of wild geese were noticed yesterday, wending their way north.  Wild ducks have also been seen in small flocks, which indicates the nearness of spring.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

March 22nd 1927.

 

Mr. Alex. Woods, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village last week.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro, visited her mother last week.

 

Mrs. Walter Burns, of Arkell, was a visitor at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Foster, recently.

 

Mr. George Milne has moved to 48 Verney Street, Guelph.  All regret the family’s departure, as they were good neighbours.

 

A large number attended the auction sale held by Mrs. Elizabeth Martin.  Good prices were realized.

 

Mr. George Hunt has sold his driving horse for a good figure.

 

The back roads are almost impassable in places and will continue so until a warm rain falls and the frost is out of the ground.  Cars are being mired every day, and horse power has to be called on to get them out.

 

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Aberfoyle Band of Hope Holds Annual Meeting

March 23rd 1927.

 

The annual meeting of the “Band of Hope” Mission Band was held recently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Maltby, of Aberfoyle.  There was a good attendance of members, and also a number of mothers.  The President, Allegra Maltby, occupied the chair, and the session opened with the singing of a hymn, after which the scripture lesson was read, Mrs. Bradley leading in prayer.  The Secretary, Lyla Lewis, called the roll.  This was followed by several members offering sentence prayers.  Another hymn was sung and a short recitation given, after which a chapter from the study book was read, showing the power of prayer, and what was accomplished for missionary work in China by a little girl who was an invalid for some time.

 

In the absence of the Superintendent, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Dickson then took the chair and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President — Allegra Maltby, Vice-President — Dorothy Cockburn, Secretary — Lyla M. Lewis, Treasurer — Vera Maltby, Organist — Priscilla Tawse, Assistant organist — Vera Maltby, Convenor of Program Committee — Iva Maltby, Assistant Convenor — Myrtle Maltby, Convenor of Work Committee — Eleanor Bell, Plate Collector — Audrey Maltby, Superintendent of Band — Mrs. Bell, Assistant Superintendent — Mrs. Dickson.  Mrs. Maltby very kindly served delicious refreshments to those present, which were much appreciated by the friends and members of the Mission Band.

 

Miss Alice Bradley, of Toronto, spent the weekend with her parents, Reverend and Mrs. Bradley, at the United Church manse.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

March 29th 1927.

 

Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro, visited her mother, Mrs. John A. Ord, one day last week.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson and daughter visited the former’s mother, over the weekend.

 

The Women’s Missionary Society met at the home of Mrs. Marshall Haines on Thursday afternoon, a large number of the members being present, and a pleasant and profitable hour was spent.  Refreshments were served by the hostess, and a social time was enjoyed.

 

On Wednesday evening, a play in three acts, “Rebecca’s Triumph”, was presented by the Brooklyn Mission, Guelph, in the Town Hall, to a full house.  It was much enjoyed.

 

Mr. George Lewis is at present suffering from a severe cold.  All hope for his early recovery.

 

Several cases of measles and one case of scarlet fever are reported in the township.  The township has been free from contagious diseases for a long time.

 

On Saturday, one of the heaviest snowfalls of the winter occurred, making travelling unpleasant and dangerous for automobiles.  A few cars dropped into the ditches, but no one was injured.

 

The back roads have not improved as yet, and will be worse when the snow disappears.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

May 31st 1927.

 

Mrs. W, Burns, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village, one day the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Reverend Mr. Bradley and Mr. John A. Cockburn were attending the conference of the United Church, held at Hamilton, the past week.  Mr. Bradley will be at home in the middle of this week.

 

Mrs. Peter Richardson, Mr. Douglas McLean, Miss Elsie Wetherald, and Miss Broughton, were on a business trip to Hamilton, on Saturday.

 

The late Mrs. Frank Watson, who has been sick so long, passed away to her eternal rest on Tuesday May 24th.  Her funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, from her son’s residence, to Crown Cemetery, and was largely attended.  Mrs. Watson was a resident of Puslinch for many years, and was a resident of this village for about thirteen years.  The pallbearers were all relatives of the deceased.  Reverend Mr. Bradley and Reverend C. W. Cassmore, an old pastor, officiated at the grave.

 

On Saturday evening, a game of baseball was played here between a coloured team from the city and the Aberfoyle team.  The score was 15 to 10, in favour of Aberfoyle.  A very large number of spectators was present and enjoyed the game.

 

There were no services in the United Church yesterday, on account of the pastor being at a conference in Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle Village News

June 8th 1927.

 

The death of Mrs. Frank Watson occurred at her home here on Tuesday, May 24th.  Mrs. Watson had been poorly for some time, but was not confined to bed until the last three weeks.  She came to this country from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1880, with her parents, sisters, and brothers, all of whom have predeceased her, but one sister and one brother, Mrs. Mary Tawse and Mr. Alex Lowes.  The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, from the residence of her son, Mr. George Lewis, to Crown Cemetery.  Reverend C. S. Cassmore, of Delhi, had charge of the services at the house and grave.  The pallbearers were six nephews, Alex Lewis, Alex Tawse, Jas. Tawse, John Cowborough, Wm. Howe, and Wm. Bolton.  Sprays were sent from Mr. and Mrs. Alex Lewis and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. Lewis, grandchildren, Misses Elva and Katherine Hall, Miss Agnes Hall, Mrs. Bolton, Mrs. Ewart, Mrs. J. O. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, and Mr. and Mrs. O. R_____.

 

 

 

 

 

More Aberfoyle News

June 8th 1927.

 

Mrs. Robert McEdwards, of Flamboro, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell.

 

Mrs. William Quirk was called to Toronto, her niece, Miss Gertrude Foley, being very poorly.  All hope for her early recovery.

 

Mr. and Mrs James Harmer visited one day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. McLean, of Badenoch.

 

All are sorry to hear of Mr. Peter McLean’s sickness at his home in Badenoch.  His many friends hope for his early recovery.

 

On Monday evening, the Aberfoyle baseball team motored up to Arkell and played a game with the Arkell team there.  The score was twelve to ten, in favour of Arkell.

 

On Saturday evening, the Buzzers, of Guelph, came down to Aberfoyle and played ball with the Aberfoyle, the Guelph boys winning out by a score of 2 to 1.

 

Mr. Graham and sons, of Ennotville, were busy drilling a well for Mr. John Ellis the past week.  Abundance of water has been secured.

 

The annual memorial services were held in the Town Hall yesterday, the day being too cold for the services to be held around the monument.  A very large number were present.  The following was the program:  Doxology, invocation — Reverend W. A. Bradley, introductory remarks — Rev. W. A. Bradley, Eden Mills quartette — hymn — “O God Our Help in Age Past”, Scripture — Reverend J. G. Domm, prayer — Reverend P. Matheson, Eden Mills quartette — hymn — “O God of Bethel”, memorial address — Reverend Captain A. D. Robb, roll call, last post — Bugler, W. D. Gristy, two minutes silence, reveille — Bugler, W. D. Gristy, The Maple Leaf, God Save the King, benediction.

 

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The Village of Aberfoyle News

June 14th 1927.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale and Miss Ethel Langdale, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer over the weekend.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. William Amos returned to the village after a pleasant visit in the city.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Boucher and family, of Marden, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harmer, on Friday evening.

 

Mr. Arkell Falconbridge, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village on Thursday evening.

 

Mr. John McDermit (possibly McDiarmid), of Crieff, was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason over the weekend.

 

The Ladies’ Aid met at the home of Mrs. James Bell on Thursday afternoon.

 

A league game of softball was played here between Eden Mills and Aberfoyle teams, the score being fourteen to five in favour of the home team.

 

On Saturday evening, a game of softball, between Aberfoyle and the Giants, of Guelph, was played on the diamond, Aberfoyle winning by a score of 11 to 9.

 

The Progressive Club held a dance in the Town Hall on Thursday evening.  A large number of the young people were present, and all enjoyed a pleasant evening.

 

Chicken thieves visited the hen coops of Messrs. James Tawse, John Kerr, Hugh Cockburn, and John McNaughton one night the past week and left a few cluckers amongst the homes of the sufferers.  It seems a pity that the thieves cannot be caught and heavily punished, as it is a great loss to the farmers’ wives.

 

Mr. Marshall Haines has had a new roof placed on his house and barn, and Mr. Peter Foster has repaired his dwelling house.

 

The heavy rains of the past week put a stop to sowing corn and planting potatoes, for a few days.

 

A large number of the friends and acquaintances of the late Mr. Peter McLean, of Badenoch, attended his funeral on Thursday afternoon, to Crown Cemetery.  The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved ones.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

June 21st 1927.

 

Messrs. T. H. Webb, Thomas Tolton, Dennis Farrell, and Max Milne, of Eden Mills, were visitors in the village one evening during the past week.

 

Mr. Herbert Hammersley and Mr. Arkell Falconbridge, of Guelph, were visitors on Thursday evening in the village.

 

Mr. George Graham, of Owen Sound, was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, the past week.

 

Miss Almira King left on Saturday evening for a prolonged visit to her relatives in Vancouver.

 

Miss Gertrude Foley, of Toronto, who has been very poorly the last few weeks, came up from Toronto, and is visiting her aunt, Mrs. William Quirk.  Her many friends hope that she may soon regain her usual health.

 

Mr. James Leichman has sold his fine driving mare to Mr. Mervin Wilson, of Corwhin.

 

The United Church held services in the Town Hall on Sunday, and will continue to do so until the church has been repaired.

 

The Horticultural Society met in the Council Chamber on Wednesday afternoon.  They have decided to beautify the grounds around the monument.

 

Mr. John Ellis is having his house, which he erected in the village last summer, plastered with a stucco finish.

 

On Monday evening, a league game of softball was played at Eden Mills, between Aberfoyle and Eden Mills, the home team winning by a score of 27 to 11.

 

On Thursday evening, another league game between Arkell and Aberfoyle was player here, the score being 11 to 2, in favour of the home team.  A very large number, from all parts of the township, were present and enjoyed the game.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

July 12th 1927.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis spent a few days visiting friends in Proton recently.

 

Mrs. Finley Haugh, Miss Gertrude and Miss Margaret Haugh, of Detroit, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Leslie.

 

The members of the Progressive Club motored to Wabasso Park on Friday afternoon.  A large crowd was present and everyone had a good time.

 

On Monday afternoon, nine aeroplanes passed over Aberfoyle, and one on Thursday, all going west.

 

Mr. Graham and sons were busy the past week drilling a well for Mr. David Maltby.  An abundant flow of water was obtained.

 

The Township Council held its monthly meeting last Monday afternoon.

 

An old-time dance was held in the Town Hall on Friday evening.  About the usual number were present.  All enjoyed tripping the light fantastic until the wee small hours.

 

Anniversary services, held on Sunday, both morning and evening, in the Town Hall, conducted by Reverend John Little, of Rockwood, were largely attended.  The Eden Mills quartette rendered several much appreciated selections in the morning.  The Ebenezer Choir, of Nassagaweya, was present and took charge of the singing at the evening service, their selections being well rendered.  The Hall was beautifully decorated for the occasion with beautiful flowers.

 

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The News Report from Aberfoyle

July 26th 1927.

 

Mrs. Hugh Reid, of Galt, was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Maltby during the week.

 

Mrs. Cole, of Detroit, visited her sister, Mrs. George Leslie, the past week.

 

Mrs. James Harmer is visiting old friends around Eden Mills for a few days.

 

Mrs. McLean and son, of Montreal, are enjoying a rest at their summer home here, the residence of the late Mrs. Sinclair.

 

The Puslinch Board of Health met in the Council Chamber on Tuesday evening.  The township is free of contagious disease at present.

 

Miss Almira King, who has been visiting relatives in Vancouver, is expected home in the course of a few days.

 

On Wednesday afternoon, the cornerstone of the new United Church was well and truly laid by Mrs. John Kennedy, of Guelph, in the presence of the citizens of the village and surrounding district.  The sterling silver trowel used was presented by Mr. George Leslie.  It bore the following inscription, “Presented to Mrs. John Kennedy by the congregation of the United Church of Aberfoyle, July 20th 1927”.  Reverend W. A. Bradley, pastor of the church, presided.  The following ministers gave inspiring addresses, Rev. R. M. Dickie, B.A., of the Hamilton Conference, Reverend J. Ure Stewart, B.A., of Paisley Memorial Church, Rev. H. A. Graham, B.A., of Norfolk Street United Church, and Rev. J. W. Gallagher, M.A., B.D., of Chalmers Church, Guelph.  Mr. John A. Cockburn, Clerk of the Session, gave the history of the church, which was erected fifty years ago.  Dainty refreshments were served on the lawn by the Ladies’ Aid.

 

One of the heaviest rainfalls for many years occurred on Friday night and all day Saturday, which did much damage to the hay crop and to the crops of grain.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

April 4th 1928.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor, of College Heights, visited their many friends in the village on Thursday of last week.

 

Mr. William Amos, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village the past week.

 

Doctor H. Worthington, of Vancouver, visited his sister, Mrs. A. J. King, one day last week.

 

The Puslinch Board of health met in the Council Chamber on Friday evening.

 

Mr. James Mason sold one of his horses for a good figure and has purchased a fine young horse in its place.

 

The electrical storm on Monday afternoon and evening was very severe.  Torrents of rain fell but no damage was reported.

 

The back roads are in a deplorable state at present, after the heavy snowfall on Thursday.

 

Mr. George Hall is improving and is able to be up and around again.

 

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The Aberfoyle Village News

April 10th 1928.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Plummer and children, of Stratford, who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. John Ellis, left for their home on Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Dicks, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Harmer, on the holiday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Amos, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mason, on Friday.

 

Mrs. Shore, of Guelph, with her baby, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maltby, over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Turner, having sold their farm adjoining the village, moved into Guelph on Thursday.

 

After the beautiful spring weather of the past week, the sudden change to cold and blustery weather was not very pleasant.

 

Good Friday passed off quietly in the village.  No services were held in the church, as the pastor, Reverend W. A. Bradley, was not able to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 24th 1928.

 

Mr. Thomas Haines, of Marden, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines.

 

Miss Grace Robertson and friend, of Guelph, visited Miss Jennie Johnson on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Walter Burns, of Guelph, spent yesterday with her mother, Mrs. John Foster.

 

A game of checkers was played on Thursday evening between Morriston and Aberfoyle, at the former village.  The score was in favour of Morriston.

 

Good prices were realized for both stock and implements at the auction sale on the farm of Frank P. Ray, of the 7th Concession, on Thursday.

 

Mr. Fallows, of Pickering, moved, on Wednesday, to the farm lately occupied by Mr. Turner, adjoining the village.

 

Mr. Charles Turner spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Turner, of Guelph.

 

During the high winds on Thursday, a part of the roof of Mr. A. J. King’s barn was blown off.

 

The cement work in the basement of the Town Hall is finished and the contractor, Mr. Andrew McEdwards, who has the carpenter work, intends to start tomorrow.  In the course of two weeks, it will be completed.

 

The funeral of Miss Mary Blair, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Blair, took place on Monday afternoon, April 16th, from her late home, to Crown Cemetery.  A very large number of relatives and friends attended the obsequies.  Reverend Peter Matheson, of Morriston, officiated at the services at the house and at the grave.  The sympathy of the whole community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Blair and family, in their bereavement.

 

The heavy snowstorm on Saturday afternoon has put a stop to seeding for a few days.  If fine weather is experienced, farmers can get on the land soon.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 1st 1928.

 

Mrs. Chas. Richardson spent yesterday at the home of Mrs. James Harmer.

 

Mr. Everett Maltby, of Galt, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maltby, on Saturday evening.

 

Mr. E. Hunt, of Freelton, visited with his brother, Mr. George Hunt, one day the past week.

 

Mr. Charles Maltby and sons, of Orton, visited the former’s brother, Mr. Thomas Maltby.

 

A number of the residents of the village who have been on the sick list are improving.  With better weather conditions, all hope that they may gain their former good health.

 

Mr. Walter Warren, of the 2nd Concession, was taken to the hospital yesterday, suffering from pneumonia.  His many friends hope for his early recovery.

 

Mr. William Black has rented the Robert Ord farm on the 9th Concession.

 

Mr. John Ellis’ dog was struck by an automobile and killed on the highway last week.

 

A large number of the young people attended the play at Morriston on Friday evening.  All report a good time.

 

Mrs. Boyston (spelling questionable), who has been with Mr. and Mrs. James Mason for the past winter, is returning to her home in Guelph.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

May 8th 1928.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bethune and Miss Grace Bethune, of Guelph, Mr. and Mrs. George Dicks, and Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Hillier, of Toronto, were all recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harmer.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Amos, of Guelph, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Amos and children, of Kitchener, and Miss Irene Mason, of Galt, visited Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, on Wednesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer spent yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale, of Guelph.

 

Mr. Marshall Haines purchased a new automobile last week.

 

All are pleased to hear that Mr. Walter Warren, who has been very ill at the General Hospital for the past week, is improving.

 

Gardening and house cleaning are the order of the day in the village.

 

Mr. Andrew McEdwards and Mr. James Bell are busy repairing the Town Hall.

 

Mr. Thomas Maltby, who has been in poor health for the last two weeks, is able to get up for a few hours every day.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. George Lewis on Thursday afternoon.  The election of officers for the year was held.

 

At the recent final public speaking contest at Watson’s School House, held under the auspices of the Junior Farmers’ Association of Wellington County, the highest honour in the boys’ contest went to the Aberfoyle Progressive Club.  The club’s competitor in the contest was Gladwin Crow, who obtained first place and the silver cup.  The subject of his address was “The Junior Farmer”.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 22nd 1928.

 

Mrs. Montague Robertson, of Guelph, was a visitor in the village one day last week.

 

Mr. George Langdale, of Guelph, visited his sister, Mrs. James Harmer, on Sunday.  Mrs. James Benham, of Guelph, was also a visitor of Mrs. Harmer’s on Sunday.

 

Mrs. William Amos, of Guelph, and Miss Irene Mason, of Galt, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, on Thursday of last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Taylor, of College Heights, visited in the village one day last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. James Nicoll, of Guelph, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maltby, both of whom are indisposed at present.

 

One of Mr. Bruce’s horses got mired yesterday in a slough.  With the help of his neighbours, Mr. Bruce succeeded in extricating the animal, which was little worse for its experience.

 

Mrs. John Foster, who had been very ill with pneumonia, passed quietly away on Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Foster, who was in her eighty-sixth year, was born on the Mahon farm, and was a resident all of her life in this vicinity.  She was noted for her kindly ways, and was always ready to help those in need.  She left one son and two daughters to mourn her loss, Peter and Clara, at home, and Mrs. Walter Burns, of Guelph.  The funeral, which took place on Friday morning, from her late home, was largely attended.

 

A game of softball was played at Morriston on Friday evening between the junior scholars of Aberfoyle and Morriston, the latter winning by a score of nine to three.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

May 14th 1929.

 

Mr. Albert Maltby, of Rockwood, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs David Maltby, over the weekend.

 

Mr. Edward Amos, of Kitchener, visited his sister, Mrs. James Mason, on Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wetherall, yesterday.

 

The Ladies’ Aid met at the United Church on Wednesday afternoon and made a quilt.

 

Mr. Walter Burns had a few of his neighbours helping to cut his supply of wood for summer use, on Friday.

 

The fishermen complain of the scarcity of trout in the creeks in this neighbourhood.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Boucher and family, of Nichol, visited Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harmer, recently.

 

Mr. Cummings, of the 3rd Concession, had his fine barn burned down on Saturday morning.  The cause of the fire has not been ascertained so far.

 

On Friday evening, a lecture on a trip to “The Old Country”, especially Ireland, the home of Reverend W. A. Bradley’s parents, was given by that minister.  Mr. Bradley spoke for two hours, and all present enjoyed the evening’s entertainment.

 

Mrs. W. A. Bradley, who has been a patient in the General Hospital, is reported improving.  Her many friends hope for her speedy recovery.

 

Mrs. Hugh Cockburn, who has been a patient in the General Hospital, passed away on Sunday.  The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family, in their sorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 18th 1929.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Amos, of Guelph, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. James Mason.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Jay and daughters visited Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace, of Nassagaweya, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Frank Pelk has rented Mr. James Leichman’s blacksmith shop, and has taken possession.

 

Mrs. Alex McCaig and family, of Everton, visited Mr. G. W. Marshall, on Sunday.

 

Reverend Mr. Herbert Hunt, of California, called on Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt, last week.

 

A large number were present at the Town Hall on Monday evening when a play was put on by the young people of the Norfolk Street Church, Guelph.  All went home satisfied with the evening’s entertainment.

 

On Wednesday, there was a splendid rain, which was badly wanted.

 

Potato planting is about over for this year.  A smaller acreage has been planted this season than in former years.

 

The old men, as well as the young, are enjoying horseshoe games these long evenings.

 

Mrs. John Meor, of Carlisle, visited Mrs. George Hunt, last week.

 

The Ladies’ Aid held their monthly meeting in the basement of the church, on Wednesday afternoon.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. John McPherson, of Morriston, on Thursday afternoon.

 

A game of softball was played at Aberfoyle between the Guelph Giants and the home team, Aberfoyle winning by a score of 11 to 10.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

July 3rd 1929.

 

Messrs. John and Eddie Watson, of Toronto, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Finlay Hough, of Farmington, Michigan, are spending a week with Mrs. Finlay’s mother and brother, Roy and family, at the Leslie home.

 

Mrs. George Leslie has returned home after two weeks in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph.

 

Mr. John Ellis, of Egremont, motored down on Monday to Aberfoyle, on a business trip.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Amos, of Kitchener, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rupay, of Guelph, and Miss Molloy, of the General Hospital, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mason.

 

Miss Betty MacClanachen was in Brampton, visiting her aunt, Mrs. Simonds, over the weekend.

 

Mr. James Volick, of Toronto, spent the holiday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Miss Almira King spent the holiday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville.

 

Haying has started in different parts of the township.  Some good fields and some very light are to be seen.

 

The W.M.S. (Women’s Missionary Society) meeting was held in the church on Thursday afternoon.  The scripture lesson was given by Mrs. Adams.  An invitation was accepted from the President to meet at her home with the Mission Band next month.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis attended the fifteenth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clugstone, last week.

 

A number from the village attended the funeral, on Sunday, of Lloyd Hunter, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunter, of Preston, formerly of Crieff.

 

Word was received this morning of the death of Robert Ord, at the General Hospital.  He was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord.  The sympathy of the whole community is extended to the stricken family in their bereavement.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 10th 1929.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Plummer, of Stratford, were visitors in the village during the past week, renewing old acquaintances and friends.

 

On Dominion Day, the annual reunion of the descendents of the Maltby family here met the descendents from other parts at Stanley Park, Erin.  From Puslinch, the following were present, Mr. David Maltby, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Maltby and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Maltby and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ord and family, and from Rockwood, Messrs. Charles Maltby Senior and family, Mr. Charles Maltby Junior, and from Guelph Township, Mrs. Norman Boucher and daughter.

 

The funeral of the late Robert C. Ord, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, took place on Thursday afternoon, from his late home to Crown Cemetery.  Reverend W. A. Bradley and Reverend P. Mathieson officiated at the house and grave.  Deceased was a young man of twenty-six years and was one of the most popular young men in this community, and will be sadly missed at his home, and by his many friends.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Thomas Weir, Edward Bell, Charles Lewis, John Hohenadel, Albert Maltby, and William Black.  The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrowing home and friends in their trouble.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard ____ (left blank, possibly Maltby) and family attended the Hunt reunion and picnic last week at the home of John Bogle, Harper’s Corners.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Garbut Maltby, of Brampton, called on Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt, on Sunday.

 

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The Aberfoyle Village News

July 31st 1929.

 

Mrs. McCaig and children, of Everton, were visitors of her father, Mr. George W. Marshall, on Thursday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Laing, of Guelph, called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Saturday.

 

Miss Viola Amos, of Port Credit, spent her holidays with Mrs. Mason.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quining, of Owen Sound, spent a few days with Mrs. Mason.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamilton and son spent Sunday with the foremost’s parents, at Harper’s Corners.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Aberfoyle

September 11th 1929.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Boucher and daughter, Eleanor, were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, on Thursday.

 

Mr. William Laing, of Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King on Saturday evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Mason and Irene spent Wednesday at the Toronto Exhibition.

 

Mrs. Len Rupay and friends visited in the village on Saturday.

 

Mr. Samuel Scott, Miss Mary Scott, and Miss Christena Scott, of Rockwood, called on Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, on Sunday.

 

Several people from the village attended the funeral of the late Harry Munch, from his late home, Badenoch, to Crown Cemetery, on Sunday.

 

A pig, driven along the highway by Mr. Andrew Ord, was run over and killed.  The car was ______ the ditch, and the occupants, _____ men, were seriously hurt.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harmer and family spent Sunday afternoon at the former’s parents.

 

The Horticultural Society held its annual meeting in the Town Hall on Friday afternoon and evening.  The show of flowers, considering the heat and lack of rain, was good.

 

The meeting of Puslinch Women’s Institute was held at the home of Mrs. James Mason on Thursday afternoon.  Those taking part in the program were Miss Ann Sutherland, of Guelph, Misses Mabel Leslie, Margaret Haines, and Irene Mason, of Aberfoyle.  Mrs. McLean favoured the members with several Scottish selections during the tea hour.

 

Miss Irene Mason has returned to her duties at Galt General Hospital, after spending a two-week holiday at home.

 

Mrs. Valentine, Miss Irvine, and Mrs. Clark, of Galt, were the guests of Miss Irene Mason, on Friday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. John Blair,  and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby and family attended a reunion picnic at the home of Mr. John Hunt, of Carlisle, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hunt, of Burford, and Mr. and Mrs. George Marcy visited Mr. and Mrs. Maltby, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. George Fielding, of Guelph Township, visited her sister, Mrs. George Hunt, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Roy Leslie and family were Sunday visitors of Hamilton friends.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Black and the latter’s mother, Mrs. Leslie, of Guelph, and Mr. and Mrs. Barclay and daughter, Miss Jessie, of School Section No. 6, called on Mrs. George Leslie, Sunday afternoon.

 

Mrs. David Maltby is visiting friends in Galt for a few days.

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

October 30th 1929.

 

Mr. Henry Haig was a visitor in Toronto over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lester and Mrs. Simmons, of Galt, visited Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer on Sunday.

 

Miss Julius Garland, of Galt, was a visitor in the village on Sunday and attended the services in the United Church.

 

Miss Almira King and Mr. Thos. Surarus, of Greensville, attended the wedding of Mr. McLean and Miss Vollic, at Hamilton, on Saturday afternoon.

 

On Friday evening, Miss Lila Lewis gave a party on the occasion of her sixteenth birthday.  All spent a very pleasant evening.

 

Miss Vera Maltby visited her uncle, Mr. Everett Maltby, of Galt, the past week.

 

Messrs. Leonard and Alex Ord attended the Waterloo plowing match, held at Linwood.  Alex won first prize and Leonard secured third prize, in their respective classes.

 

The Puslinch Plowing Match took place on Saturday, on the farms of Mr. Shants and Mr. McMillan.  Mr. Alex Ord secured second prize and Mr. James Ord, third prize.

 

Mr. Spencer Gunby, of Carlisle, called on friends in the village, one day last week.

 

Mrs. Crowe, of Guelph, addressed the Women’s Missionary Society, on Sunday evening.

Reverend Mr. Mighton occupied the pulpit on Sunday afternoon in the United Church.

 

Mr. Wilfred day visited Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt.

 

Mrs. C. Morlock, of Kitchener, visited Mrs. George Leslie, one day last week.

 

Mr. Roy Leslie and family were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leslie and family, of Guelph.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

April 1st 1930.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bethune, of Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer on Sunday.

 

Miss Margaret McDermid (possibly McDiarmid), of MacDonald Hall, Guelph, is spending her holidays with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mr. George Hunt, who has been ill, is improving.

 

Mrs. James Harmer, who has been very ill since Christmas, is still under a doctor’s care.

 

The Ladies’ Aid members have been busy the past week, quilting in the basement of the United Church.

 

Mrs. Anderson, of Montreal, and her two small sons left for their home on Saturday evening after spending the winter at her parents’ summer home here.

 

A play entitled “I’ll Explain Everything” was put on in the Town Hall last week by the Duff’s Church choir.  The hall was filled to the doors, and everyone was delighted with the evening’s entertainment.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinder, of Guelph, were visitors with Mr. D. Clark and Miss Clark, on Sunday.

 

Mr. James Taverner has sold his farm on the 9th Concession to Mr. Peter McLean.

 

Mr. David Maltby is busy cutting wood for the farmers in this vicinity, and for the villagers.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

April 7th 1930.

 

Mrs. Wilfrid Jay, of Christieville, was a visitor with Mr. and Mrs. George Hunt, one day last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller, of Rockwood, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer.

 

The auction sale of Mr. John McKay, of the 3rd Concession, was a success.  The stock was in fine condition and brought good prices.  One team of horses sold for $399.

 

Mrs. Clarence Cunnington was a visitor with Mrs. James Harmer, on Sunday.

 

Visitors from Acton spent Saturday afternoon with Mr. James Tavernor.

 

A large amount of the plowing will have to be done this spring, as on account of the drouth last fall, less plowing was done.

 

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Aberfoyle Village News

April 16th 1930.

 

Mr. John McDermid, of Morriston, was a visitor with Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, on Thursday.

 

Mr. Norman Boucher, of Guelph Township, was a visitor in the village one day the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale, of Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer on Saturday.

 

Messrs. William and Thomas Harmer, of Toronto, were visitors with their uncle, Mr. James Harmer, on Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, spent yesterday, Sunday, with Mr. and Mrs A. J. King.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McIntyre, of Guelph Township, were visitors with Mr. Marshall Haines and with Mr. George W. Marshall, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Alex McCaig and family, of Everton, visited the former’s father, Mr. George Marshall, on Sunday.

 

Mr. William Black has rented the farm lately vacated by Mr. Andrew Ord, of Kitchener, adjoining his own farm.

 

The Board of Health met in the Council Chamber on Friday evening.  There were no contagious diseases in the township.

 

 The Ladies’ Aid met in the basement of the church on Tuesday afternoon, and spent the afternoon quilting.

 

A dance in the Town Hall was held on Friday night.  A large crowd was present.

 

The men working on the new telephone line from Toronto to Windsor are in this locality again.

 

The young people of Norfolk Street United Church, Guelph, presented their play entitled “When a Feller Needs a Friend”, in this place.  The large crowd was well pleased with the performance.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Borthwick visited Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines, on Sunday.

 

Miss Dorothy Maltby has returned home after spending a few days in Kitchener.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Simmons and son, of Brampton, spent Sunday with Miss Betty McClaeschaw.

 

Mrs. Fred Hamilton and son, Irvine, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Robert McEdwards, of Puslinch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Maltby and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maltby and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ord, of Kitchener.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News, from Aberfoyle

April 23rd 1930.

 

Mr. Duncan Ewart and Mr. James Tawse are spending the holidays with friends in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Miss Kathleen Gilmour, of Flamboro, spent a few days visiting her grandmother, Mrs. John A. Ord.

 

Mrs. Jean Fox, of Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richardson, and called on Mrs. James Harmer.

 

Mrs. Charles Wetherall was a visitor one day the past week with Mrs. David Maltby and Mrs. James Harmer.

 

Miss Irene Mason, of Galt, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, one day the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ord and children, of Kitchener, visited friends in the village, yesterday.

 

 Miss Small, of Beverly, is spending a few of her holidays with her cousin, Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

Miss Almira King and Miss Margaret McDermid, of Vancouver, visited Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gilmour, of Flamboro, visited Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ord, yesterday.

 

Mr. James Tavernor and Mr. George Hunt are under a doctor’s care.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Clark, Mrs. Hasson and son, James, Mr. LaFontaine, of Guelph, Miss M. Sinclair and Miss M. Gaynor, of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph, were recent visitors with Mrs. George Leslie and Mrs. Roy Leslie and friends.

 

Miss Mabel Leslie spent Easter Sunday in Hamilton.

 

Mrs. George Leslie, who has been very ill all winter, is still very poorly.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 7th 1930.

 

Mr. Joseph Lehman, of Michigan, is visiting his mother for a few days.

 

Mr. John McDermid, of Morriston, was a visitor with Mr. and Mrs. James Mason on Saturday.

 

Visitors with Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roberts and son, of Moffat, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bethune, of Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Willard and family, of Galt, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richardson, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Robert Armstrong, whose house was destroyed by fire on Wednesday morning, intends to build at once.

 

The Women’s Institute met in the Council Chamber on Thursday afternoon.  Miss Margaret Haines was appointed president for the coming year.

 

Mr. Thomas Beaver, of Morriston, secured the contract for the laying of the new cement sidewalk in the village.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell and daughter, Glenis, visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamilton, on Sunday.

 

Miss Betty MacClanahan spent the weekend at Brampton, the guest of Mrs. Arthur Simmons.

 

Miss Eleanore Bell is spending a few days in Hespeler with Mrs. Hall.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 22nd 1930.

 

Mr. A. J. King bought a carload of stockers in Toronto the past week, to pasture for the summer.

 

Mrs. John Ord, who has been very ill, is improving slowly.

 

The farmers here are mostly through with their seeding, and are busy planting potatoes and getting the corn ground ready for planting.

 

A dance was held in the Town Hall on Friday evening.  The music by Frank’s orchestra, assisted by Mr. Kaiser of Guelph, was appreciated by the large number present.

 

The Bell Telephone Company is running a branch from this district to Guelph.  It will extend from Lot 20, Concession 9.

 

Miss Irene Mason, of Galt General Hospital, was home on Monday.

 

Miss Jean Kadwell, of Guelph, visited friends in the village last week.

 

 Miss Betty MacClanachan was the guest of Mrs. Russell Kearns, of Crieff, over the weekend.

 

Mr. Norman Hardie, Mrs. Peter Richardson, and Mrs. Charles Weatherald were visitors with Mrs. James Harmer.

 

Misses Dorothy and Annie Cockburn, of Guelph, visited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cockburn, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richardson returned home from the West, last week.

 

James Tavernor and George Hunt are still under the doctor’s care.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

May 28th 1930.

 

Mrs. William Amos, of Guelph, was a visitor with her daughter, Mrs. James Mason, one day the past week.

 

Mrs. Harvey Worthington, of Vancouver, was a visitor with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bethune, of Guelph, and Mrs. Arthur Hilliard and son, of Toronto, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, yesterday.

 

 Miss Irene Mason, who graduated along with twelve other ladies from the Galt General Hospital, was at the head of the class.

 

Mr. Thomas Beaver, of Morriston, and his helpers, are busy laying the new cement sidewalk in the village.

 

The Township Council met the Nassagaweya Council in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening to discuss the closing of the old road on the 11th Concession and opening a new road at Moffat.

 

Messrs. James Gray and William Cartright, of Freelton, played a game of horseshoes with Messrs. James Mason and James Murphy.  The score was eight to three, in favour of the Freelton players.

 

The Ladies’ Aid met in the basement of the church on Wednesday afternoon, and spent the afternoon quilting.

 

The first league game of baseball was played on Friday evening in Eden Mills between Aberfoyle and Eden Mills teams.  The score was 27 to 3, in favour of Aberfoyle.

 

Mrs. Alfred McCuen and Miss Nellie McCuen, of Freelton, were visitors with Mrs. George Leslie, the past week.  Mr. and Mrs. William Leslie Senior, and Mr. Edwin Leslie, of Beverly, were visitors in the same house the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Miss Nairn, of Mosboro, were recent visitors with Mrs. George Leslie and Mr. Roy Leslie and family.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 10th 1930.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wright and children and Mrs. John Wright, of Eden Mills, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Thomas Tolton and Miss Sadie Roberts, of Eden Mills, were visitors in the village for a few days the past week.

 

Mrs. Alex McCaig and family, of Everton, were visitors at the home of the former’s father, Mr. George W. Marshall, on Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King and Miss Almira King were visitors on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. Surarus, of Greensville.

 

The memorial service took place on Sunday, at the monument, the weather being ideal for the occasion.  A very large gathering from all over the township and from Guelph was present.  The following was the program, doxology, invocation, Reverend P. Matheson, introductory remarks, P. Matheson, hymn, “O God Our Help in Ages Past”, Reverend M. C. Gandier, prayer, Reverend Ure Stewart, selection, Ryson Choir, offering, address, Reverend D. E. Marshall, selection, Ryson Choir, hymn, “Nearer My God to Thee”, roll call, selection, Ryson Choir, “The Last Post”, bugler Harry Lee, two minutes silence, “Reveille”, bugler Harry Lee, prayer and benediction, Reverend Grenzebach, “God Save the King”.

 

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The News from Aberfoyle

July 3rd 1930.

 

Miss Dorothy Newstead, of Guelph, spent the weekend with the Misses Mabel and Norma Leslie.

 

Miss Mabel Leslie attended the wedding of Mr. Gladwin Crow and Miss Isobel Leslie, near Campbellville, last Saturday.

 

Several farmers have started their haying.  Some of the fields are good while others are of poor quality on account of the heavy frosts.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale, of Guelph, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, yesterday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Patterson, of Galt, and Mrs. A. B. Clarke and Miss Doris Clarke, of Guelph, and Miss Ida Moyinhin, of Toronto, were Sunday visitors with Mrs. George Leslie and Mr. Roy Leslie and family.

 

Miss McCaig, of Everton, is visiting her grandfather, Mr. George W. Marshall, for a few days.

 

Several games of softball were played here on the diamond the past week.  A team from Guelph and one from the telephone crew put up an interesting game.

 

Miss Betty MacLanahan spent the weekend with friends at Crieff.

 

Miss Irene Mason, of Galt, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, yesterday.

 

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The Aberfoyle News Report

July 9th 1930.

 

Mrs. Finlay Haugh, who has been spending a week with her mother, Mrs. George Leslie, and her brother, Roy Leslie, and family, returned home with Mr. Haugh and sister, Maud, and daughters, Gertrude and Margaret, who motored over for the weekend from Farmington, Michigan.

 

Mrs. Mark Leslie, of Campbellville, Mrs. C. Morlock, of Kitchener, and also Mrs. Frank Kistenmacher, of Morriston, visited one day last week at the Leslie home.

 

Rockwood girls and Aberfoyle girls played a game of ball on the diamond here on Friday evening.  The game was enjoyed by the large number present.  The score was 14 to 13, in favour of Aberfoyle.

 

A meeting of the Board of Health was held in the Council Chamber on Friday evening.  All members were present.  No contagious disease was reported in the township.

 

The Council met yesterday in the Council Chamber.

 

A fine rain fell on Saturday night and the farmers are very much pleased.  An electrical storm accompanied the downfall.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 23rd 1930.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale, and daughter, Ethel, and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bethune, of Guelph, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. James Harmer, one evening during the past week.

 

Mr. Alfred Haines, of Buffalo, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs Haines, for a few days last week.

 

Mrs. James Harmer is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Peter Richardson, 10th Concession, for a few days.

 

Miss McCaig, of Everton, spent the past week with her grandfather, Mr. G. W. Marshall.

 

A game of ball was played on Friday evening, on the diamond here, between Aberfoyle and Guelph, Guelph winning by a score of 14 to 4.

 

A meeting was held in the Town Hall on Friday evening.  The Honourable Hugh Guthrie, the Conservative candidate, spoke over the radio.  Mr. Hannigan, of Guelph, and Mr. Hall, of Guelph, were the other speakers.  Mr. Angus McPherson was the chairman.

 

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The Village News, from Aberfoyle.

August 19th 1930.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Sunday.  Mr. William Lang visited at the same home on Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Boucher and daughter were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cole, recently.

 

Mr. John Ellis, of Egremont, who spent the winter there, is down on a visit to this village.

 

Mrs. Wardell and daughter, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harmer, over the weekend.

 

 A game of softball was played on the diamond here on Friday evening between girls from Guelph and Aberfoyle.  Aberfoyle won by a score of 14 to 4.

 

On Thursday, a thunder storm passed over the village and gave the country a good soaking.

 

Stook threshing is getting very common in this part of the country, and saves quite a lot of handling for the working men.

 

Misses Phyllis and Marion Glover, of Hamilton, spent last week with Misses Mabel and Norma Leslie.

 

Mr. Roy Leslie and daughters, Misses Mabel and Norma, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinder, of Mosboro.

 

Master Clarence Leslie spent a few days at Port Dalhousie and Hamilton, last week.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 4th 1931.

 

Mrs. George Leslie, who has been in the General Hospital, Guelph, for the past eighteen weeks, returned home.  Mrs. Leslie has been a sufferer for many years and her many friends hope that she will improve in her health.

 

Mr. James Bell, who has been on the sick list with rheumatic fever, for several weeks, is improving.  His many friends all hope that he may soon gain his usual good health.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines have been in Toronto the past few days, visiting friends.

 

Mr. John Ellis, of Holstein, was in the village the past week.  Mr. Ellis was down here to see where his barn was burned on Lot 19, on the highway, about a month ago.  There was $2,000 insurance on the building.

 

Another case of scarlet fever is reported in the village.

 

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The Aberfoyle Village News

April 15th 1931.

 

Mr. George W. Marshall is on the sick list.  His many friends all hope that he may be restored to his usual good health.

 

Mrs. William McCaig is also on the sick list, and her many friends all hope that she may be restored to her usual good health.

 

The Progressive Club held a dance in the Town Hall on Monday evening, and it was well attended.  The Frank Orchestra supplied the music.

 

Mr. Alfred Haines, of Buffalo, second son of Mr. Marshall Haines, of Aberfoyle, was married on Saturday April 4th.

 

The farmers and the villagers have cut their wood for another year.

 

Horse shoes are ringing every fine evening here, and large numbers attend.

 

Mr. James Harmer was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Langdale, of Guelph.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 3rd 1931.

 

Alderman Louis Brown, of Guelph, has sold his farm adjoining the village, better known as the Mahon farm, to two gentlemen from Toronto.

 

Mrs. McLean, of Montreal, has had a new roof put on her house in the village.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

The annual memorial service was held at the monument on Sunday afternoon.  A large number attended.  The program was as follows:  Doxology, invocation, and introductory remarks by Reverend A. Leoman, hymn “O God Our Help in Ages Past”, scripture reading by Reverend G. H. Grenzebach, prayer by Reverend John Little, selection by quartette, offering, address, selection by quartette, hymn “Nearer My God to Thee”, roll call, selection by request, the “Last Post”, two minutes silence, “Reveille”, prayer and benediction, “God Save the King”.

 

A game of softball was played between Morriston and Badenoch yesterday.  The score was tied, 11 to 11.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Aberfoyle

December 23rd 1931.

 

Community Club at Aberfoyle is Very Active Body

 

The Community Club at Aberfoyle has been very active.  During the summer, grounds were made ready for horseshoe pitching, electric lights were installed, and many enjoyable evenings were spent there.  At the close of the horseshoe season, the community rink committee took charge, and a good skating rink has been built, and piping laid ready to flood it.  A caretaker has been appointed and the rink will be open for Christmas day, providing the weather is favourable.  This will insure the young people of good sport for the winter.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

May 17th 1932.

 

After the play in the Town Hall, last Tuesday, which was largely attended, the Community Club put on a dance that was a big success.

 

 

The prevailing fine weather is giving the farmers a chance to finish their seeding operations.

 

Mr. John McKay has been in poor health for some time and his many friends hope for his early recovery.

 

Some good catches of fish have been made recently in the creeks in this vicinity.

 

Mr. John Ellis, of Egremont, is visiting in the village.  He states that very little seed is in the ground in that township.

 

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The News from Aberfoyle

June 13th 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Sunday.

 

A game of ball between Aberfoyle and Arkell was played on Tuesday at Arkell.  The score was 13 to 8 in favour of the Aberfoyle boys.

 

Another game between Badenoch and Aberfoyle, at Badenoch, on Saturday evening, was also won by Aberfoyle.

 

The Women’s Institute met at the home of Mrs. George Lewis on Tuesday afternoon.  A large number of members were present.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 16th 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pinder, of Waterloo Road, were visitors at the home of Mr. Duncan Clark and Miss C. Clark, on Sunday.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Follis, of Toronto, was a visitor in the village, on Sunday.

 

A game of softball was played here on Saturday evening between Badenoch and Aberfoyle.  The score was Badenoch, 21, Aberfoyle ___.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

June 20th 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs Thomas Harmer and son, of Toronto, were visitors at the home of Mr. Jas. Harmer, the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, over the weekend.

 

Mrs. McLean and daughter, of Montreal, motored to their summer home here, on a visit.

 

Messrs. Thomas Aitken and George Langdale, of Guelph, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, recently.

 

Aberfoyle and Eden Mills baseball teams played a game here, Aberfoyle winning, 11 to 4.

 

Mr. John McKay, who has been very ill, is improving.  All hope that he may be out again soon.

 

The Board of Health met in the Council Chamber on Friday evening.  With the exception of a few cases of measles, no sickness was reported.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 13th 1932.

 

A. J. King is on the sick list, and his many friends all hope for an early recovery.

 

The Township Council meeting was held yesterday in the Council Chamber, with the members all present, except the township treasurer, John Walsh, who is in Ireland for a holiday.

 

Galt and Aberfoyle horseshoe boys played a game on the Aberfoyle rink, and the score was 9 to 7, in favour of Aberfoyle.

 

A softball game was played by Acton and Aberfoyle clubs yesterday, the score being 12 to 9, in favour of Acton.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

July 21st 1932.

 

Mr. Marshall Haines is on the sick list.  He has been in poor health for some time.  His many friends hope for his early recovery.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surarus, of Greensville, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John King, over the weekend.

 

Mr. A. King is under his physician’s care.  He has been in very poor health since the beginning of winter.  All hope that he may soon experience his usual good health.

 

The horseshoe club played the Guelph boys, the score being tied.  Another game will be played.

 

On Saturday evening, a game of softball was played at Arkell, between Aberfoyle and Arkell, the latter winning by a good margin.

 

Haying is pretty nearly completed in this section.

 

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Ladies Meet at Aberfoyle

November 3rd 1932.

 

The monthly meeting of the Women’s Missionary Society was held in the schoolroom on Thursday afternoon, with a good attendance.  The first chapter of the new study book, “His Dominion of Canada” was then taken by Mrs. McGladery and Mrs. Lewis.  Mrs. Goldie, of Guelph, was present and addressed the meeting.  A pleasing feature of the afternoon was the presentation of a “Life Membership certificate” to Mrs. Lewis, who is the Secretary of the auxiliary, having held this office since it was organized in June 1925, and holding the record of having only missed one regular meeting in that time.  Arrangements were completed for the “Thankoffering” Service to be held on Sunday evening, with Mrs. Stevens as the speaker.

 

Mr. R. D. Leslie spent Sunday with friends in Sarnia.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord were Mr. and Mrs. Minery and family, of Valens, Miss Flora Page, of Freelton, and Mr. Albert Maltby.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ewart, of Guelph, visited the latter’s mother, Mrs. Mary Tawse, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell and children, Glenys and Ronald, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

 

Mrs. Clarence Cunnington and daughter, Isabel, are visiting the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ord.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams visited relatives in Owen Sound over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bruce and family have moved to Hespeler, where the former has received work.

 

The pupils of the school held a Hallowe’en social on Monday when all the smaller boys and girls of the section were invited, and a happy time was spent.

 

Mr. and Mrs. McCullough and family have moved to their new farm, known as Roach’s farm.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Young People of Aberfoyle Meet

November 26th 1932.

 

Society Gathers at Home of Miss Vera Maltby — Program Presented

 

The Young People’s Society held a meeting on Monday evening at the home of Miss Vera Maltby.  It was in the charge of Mrs. Moyer.  The topic was given by Allegra Maltby, the scripture lesson by Tom McCullough, and Eleanor Bell led in prayer.

 

The Women’s Missionary Society of the Untied Church held a social evening on Wednesday night, with a good attendance.  Mr. J. A. Cockburn was chairman.  The devotional leaflet was given by Miss Dorothy Maltby, and the second chapter of the Study Book “His Dominion of Canada” was given by Reverend A. J. Mann.  This was followed by a “Missionary Monthly” play, a solo by Miss Margaret Haines, a dialogue, “Uncle Lijah’s Christmas Offering”, and a reading by Audrey Maltby, after which, lunch was served by the ladies.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Moore were Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt Cockburn, of Ottawa, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Moore, of Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bladgen and family, of Carlisle.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Haines were Miss Helen Stewart, of Morriston, and Mrs. McIntyre and family, of Guelph.

 

Miss Clara Foster visited her sister, Mrs. Burns, at Guelph, over the weekend.

 

All are sorry to hear that Mr. James Harmer is on the sick list.

 

Mrs. Wm. Moore has returned after spending a week in Toronto.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

December 3rd 1932.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Surerus, of Greensville, were weekend visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord and children, Donald and Glen, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Menary.

 

Mr. Jos. Lehman spent a few days visiting relatives in Guelph.

 

Mrs. Hutchings, of Hespeler, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

 

Mrs. Geisel and children have moved to their new home in Kitchener.

 

Miss Kathleen Gilmour, of East Flamboro, spent a few days with her aunt, Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis entertained a few of their friends on Friday evening, it being the occasion of their thirtieth wedding anniversary.  The evening was spent in playing progressive euchre, with Mrs. Bell and Sidney Maltby being the highest, and Mrs. Tawse and Mr. Adams, the lowest.

 

All are pleased to hear that Mr. Alex Tawse is progressing favourably after having been kicked on the leg by a horse.

 

The Y. P. S. held a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Moyer, on Monday evening.  The program was in the charge of the Misses Vera and Dorothy Maltby.  Games and contests were enjoyed by all.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

December 9th 1932.

 

Master Walter Burns, of Guelph, is spending a few days with his aunt, Miss Clara Foster.

 

Mrs. Sidney Maltby and daughter, Joan, left on Sunday to visit the former’s mother, Mrs. Sanuine, of Little Britain, who was very ill, and passed away on Monday.

 

Mrs. Nicoll, of Guelph, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Leahman.

 

All are sorry to hear of the illness of Mr. George Hunt, who is, at present, confined to his bed.

 

Mrs. Ainslie spent the weekend with friends in Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geisel and family, of Kitchener, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Chas. Lehman.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGladery and Miss McBeth visited on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby.

 

The regular meeting of the Y.P.S. was held in the church on Monday evening.  Mr. Moyer was in charge.  The scripture lesson was read by Mr. George Lewis, and the topic, by Iva Maltby.

 

The Puslinch Township Council met on Monday afternoon.  Considerable routine business was transacted.  The following accounts were passed and paid, ptg. — $14.81,  D. Stewart taking McGraws to the House of Industry — $10.00, Geo. Lewis, stamps and telephone — $2.35, Bond Hardware, cement — $1.30, Peter J. McLean, sheep killed by dogs — $50.00, Road Supt. Account — $598.77.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle Ladies Elect Officers

December 17th 1932.

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Church Society Meets at Home of Mrs. Lewis on Thursday

 

 

The Ladies’ Aid held their annual meeting at the home of Mrs. Lewis on Thursday, when the following officers were elected, President — Mrs. Bell, Vice-President — Mrs. Lewis, Secretary — Mrs. Andrew Ord, Treasurer — Mrs. L. Maltby, Organist — Mrs. Maltby.

 

Mrs. Campbell and Miss Laura Adams, of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams.

 

Mrs. Dickison and daughters, Freda and Clare, spent Sunday with friends in Hamilton.

 

Miss Lyla Lewis spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Bell, of Corwhin.

 

Miss Georgina McBeth, of Paisley, is visiting her sister Mrs. Frank McGladdery.

 

Miss Annie Wright and Mr. Oliver Wright visited their sister, who is seriously ill in Toronto, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Alex Tawse and son, Stuart, and Mrs. George Lewis, and son, Charles, attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Boettger, in Kitchener, on Tuesday.

 

Miss Grace Gray spent the weekend at her home in Freelton.

 

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Contest Held At Aberfoyle

January 7th 1933.

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Andrew Ord’s Side Wins at Interesting Event at Y.P.S. Meeting

 

 

The Y.P.S. (Young People’s Society) held its regular meeting in the church on Wednesday night.  The topic was taken by Mrs. Moyer and was from the book “His Dominion of Canada”.  Oscar Tatum read the scripture lesson, and Vera Maltby led in prayer.  A missionary contest was held, with Andrew Ord’s side being the winner.  George Lewis presided.

 

The annual meeting of the W.M.S. (Women’s Missionary Society) was held in the church.  The topic was taken by Mrs. Moyer and the devotional leaflet by Mrs. Andrew Ord.  The following officers were elected, President — Mrs. McGladdery, Vice-President — Mrs. Mann, Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. Lewis, Organist — Mrs. Moyer.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre, of Guelph, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord and family spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hood, of Valens.

 

Master Walter Burns, of Guelph, is spending a few days with his aunt, Miss Clara Foster.

 

Mrs. Allan, of Galt, spent the weekend with her daughter, Miss Maud McCormick.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGladdery visited Mr. and Mrs. David Maltby, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shore and family, of Guelph, spent New Year’s at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby.

 

Misses Mae Small and Pearl Menary, of Valens, visited their aunt, Mrs. Alex Ord, recently.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, of Guelph, spent Sunday at her home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Laing, of Guelph, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines spent Monday with friends in Toronto.

 

Mrs. Geisel and family spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehman.

 

The municipal election on Monday was the closest ever held in Puslinch Township.  Mr. Neil Black was elected Reeve with a majority of three votes over Mr. Fred Roszell, and fifteen over Mr. Neil Stewart.  The Councillors elected were Messrs. George McGill, Walter Holm, Duncan McDonald, and William Crow.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

January 20th 1933.

 

The Horticultural Society meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Quirk on Friday night, with a good attendance.  Mr. H. Occomore, district director, was present.  The following officers were elected, President — Mr. Sheldon Trousdale, Vice-President — Mr. Small, Secretary-treasurer, Miss. D. Maltby.

 

The regular weekly meeting of the Y.P.S. was held in the church on Monday evening.  Mr. Andrew Ord presided.  Miss Grace Gray gave the topic.

 

The Ladies’ Aid met on Thursday at the home of Mrs. D. Maltby, with good attendance.

 

The annual meeting of the Puslinch Agricultural Society was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday.  Mr. Wm. Crow was elected president.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Maltby and daughter, Joan, spent Tuesday in Galt.

 

Mr. Harvey Hamilton visited his parents at Harper’s Corners, over Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Heath, of Guelph, visited the former’s* sisters, Mrs. Tawse and Miss Lewis, on Wednesday.  (* may have meant latter’s)

 

Miss Ethel Lewis, of Guelph, and Mrs. S. Brown, of Moose Jaw, visited relatives here on Sunday.

 

Miss M. McCormick spent Wednesday afternoon with her aunt, Mrs. Ainslie, at Corwhin.

 

Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Paddock, of Galt, and Miss Shirley Cochrane, of Ayr, were visitors at the home of the former’s brother, Mr. Jas. Bell.

 

The Board of Health held its first meeting of the year on Friday night.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Aberfoyle Y.P.S. Puts on Tourney

February 3rd 1933.

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Prizes for Crokinole Are Won by Mrs. Richardson and Mr. Ord

 

 

The Y.P.S. (Young People’s Society) of the Aberfoyle United Church held a crokinole social on Monday evening.  The event was in the charge of Allegra Maltby and Dorothy Lewis.  The highest scorers for the evening were Mrs. Peter Richardson and Mr. Andrew Ord and the lowest, Miss Grace Gray and Mr. Oscar Tatum.

 

The Women’s Missionary Society meeting was held on Thursday at the home of Mrs. George Lewis.  The devotional leaflet was taken by Mrs. Tatum, and the study book by Mrs. Leonard Maltby.  Mrs. McGladdery gave a report of the executive meeting at Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Maltby and family visited on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vansicle, of Lynden.

 

All are sorry to hear that Mrs. Fred Hamilton is on the sick list.

 

Mr. Gordon McKay and Mr. T. J. Mahon are busy auditing the township books.

 

Mr. James Harmer spent Monday afternoon with friends in the village.

 

Reverend Charles E. Gray and Mrs. Jay and Mrs. C. Whitmore, of Hamilton, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunt.

 

Miss Clara Foster visited recently at the home of her sister, Mrs. Burns, of Guelph.

 

Mr. William Ross, of Tara, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hunt.  Mr. Ross, who is a cousin of Mrs. Hunt, and an old friend of Mr. Hunt, had not seen them for fifty-nine years.

 

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The News from Aberfoyle

February 10th 1933.

 

Miss Grace Gray spent the weekend at her home in Freelton.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, of Guelph, spent Wednesday afternoon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Maltby.

 

Mrs. Geo. Lewis spent the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Bell, of Corwhin.

 

Miss Ruth Mayer is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Comfort, of Vineland.

 

A meeting of the Y.P.S. was held in the church on Monday evening, with Mrs. Moyer in charge.  The scripture lesson was taken by Vera Maltby, and the topic by Dorothy Lewis.  At the close of the meeting, all adjourned to the dam, where a couple of hours’ skating were enjoyed.

 

The regular meeting of the Puslinch Township Council was held on Monday afternoon in the council room, all the members being present.  It was decide to renew the insurance on the township shed at Morriston.  Tenders for caretaker of the hall were opened and gone over, Jim Ord being appointed caretaker for 1933.  A by-law was passed, setting the amount of money to be spent on roads in the township for the year.  The following accounts were passed, Municipal World supplies — $44.17, John Marshall, caretaker — $3, Wm. Crow, sheep killed by dogs, $7, C. MacDonald, supplies for needy family — $11.47, A. Tawse, sheep — valued at $2.36, auditors — $50, road superintendent vouchers — $73.66.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Young People at Aberfoyle Give Program

February 25th 1933.

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Meeting is in Charge of Kenneth Tawse — Preparing for Play

 

 

The Y.P.S. (Young People’s Society) held its weekly meeting in the church, with Kenneth Tawse in charge.  The scripture lesson was read by John Tawse, and the topic was taken by Fern Maltby.  The young people are busy preparing a play, “Wild Ginger”.

 

The W.M.S. (Women’s Missionary Society) and Ladies’ Aid held a joint meeting at the home of Mrs. Jas. Bell.  The topic was taken by Mrs. Mann, the scripture lesson by Mrs. Andrew Ord, and the devotional leaflet by Mrs. Alex Tawse.  Arrangements were completed for the day of prayer, to be held in the church on March 3rd, with the ladies from Duff’s Church and the Evangelical Church at Morriston, as their guests.

 

A concert under the auspices of the Women’s Institute was held in the hall on Wednesday evening, with artists from Guelph, Eden Mills, Arkell, and Morriston taking part.

 

Mrs. Moyer, of Vineland, is visiting her son, Mr. Francis Moyer.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Black were Mrs. John Ord and son, Leonard, and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington and daughter, Isabel, of the 3rd Concession.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Pinkney, Miss Florence Black, and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines attended the golden wedding of Mrs. Pinkney’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, of Campbellville, on Tuesday.

 

 Messrs. James Mason and George Lewis filled their ice houses last week, the ice being fifteen inches thick.

 

Miss Laura Adams, of Toronto, who has been visiting at the home of her brother, Mr. Robert Adams, has returned to Toronto, her brother accompanying her.

 

Miss Jennie McCormick spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. Ainslie, of Corwhin.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 6th 1933.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord and family visited on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McAllister, of Crieff.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell, of Guelph, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bell.

 

Master Walter Burns, of Guelph, is visiting his aunt, Miss Clara Foster.

 

Reverend A. J. and Mrs. Mann, of Kitchener, visited on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Irving, of Guelph, visited on Sunday at the home of Mr. Roy Leslie.

 

The Y.P.S. held the weekly meeting on Sunday night in the church.  George Lewis had charge of the meeting in the absence of Mrs. Moyer.  The scripture lesson was read by Myrtle Maltby, and the topic was taken by Dorothy Maltby.

 

Mrs. Ernest Walker and children of Wimborne, Saskatchewan and Miss Bessie Elliott, of Morriston, visited on Tuesday at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lewis.  Mrs. Gross, of Grimsby, was also a visitor at the home of the latter.

 

The Women’s Institute held its monthly meeting in the Council Chamber at Aberfoyle, on Thursday.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Young People at Aberfoyle Meet

April 22nd 1933.

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Good Program Provided — Paisley Memorial Y.P.S. Presents Play

 

 

The Y.P.S. held its weekly meeting in the church on Sunday evening.  Miss Vera Maltby had charge of the meeting.  The scripture lesson was read by Miss Iva Maltby, and Mr. Jno. A. Cockburn gave a very interesting topic on Home Missions.

 

A play entitled “Mary’s Castle in the Air” was given by Paisley Memorial Young People, under the auspices of the Aberfoyle Y.P.S., in the Township Hall on Tuesday evening.  A good number turned out to see the play, which was very ably given by the cast.  The music between the acts was supplied by Miss Florence Black, Mrs. Cecil Irving, and Mrs. L. O. Heath, of Guelph, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Grieves, of Guelph.

 

A very enjoyable evening was spent on Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tawse, when they entertained a number of their friends on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.  The evening was spent in playing progressive euchre.  The first prizes were one by Mrs. Thomas Warren and Mr. Robt. Heath, and the consolation prizes by Mrs. David Maltby and Mr. Warren.

 

Mrs. Wallace Lasby and little daughter, of Nassagaweya, spent the last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warren.

 

Miss Gertie Foley, of Toronto, is spending Easter with her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Quirk.

 

Miss Mae Cockburn, of Guelph, is spending a few days with her grandfather, Mr. John A. Cockburn.

 

 Mrs. Allan Edgar, of Galt, spent Good Friday with her daughter, Miss Maud McCormick.  Mrs. Ainslie, of Corwhin, is also a visitor at the same home.

 

Mrs. Harwood and Miss Dennis spent Easter Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGladdery.

 

Mrs. Nicoll, of Guelph, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Lehman.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Ewart, of Guelph, and son Ivan, of Brantford, Mrs. Hall and daughter, Mrs. Spears, of Guelph, Miss G. Lewis, Mr. Alex Lewis Jr. and Mr. Alex Lewis Sr., of Guelph Township, were recent visitors at the home of Mrs. Mary Tawse.

 

Mrs. Jas. Leachman and children spent the last week with the former’s sister, Mrs. Louch, of Clear Creek.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, of Guelph, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Maltby.

 

Mrs. Atkinson and children, of Fergus, spent Easter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warren.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Social Evening at Aberfoyle

August 18th 1933.

 

A number of the young people spent a very enjoyable evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, on Wednesday.  Progressive euchre was played, the winners being Miss Eleanor Bell and Mr. James Ord, the consolation prizes going to Miss Sheila Crosbie and Mr. Lloyd Maltby.  Lunch was served by the hostess, after which, some enjoyed a game of crokinole.

 

Miss Norma Leslie spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Cecil Irving of Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ord, on Sunday.

 

Miss Myrtle Maltby spent the past week with her cousin, Mrs. Herbert Dickson, of Valens.

 

All are sorry to hear that Mr. Angus Ainslie is under the doctor’s care.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maltby and family visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Maltby, of Guelph.

 

Mrs. Surerus, of Greensville, spent Wednesday with her sister, Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mrs. Nicoll, of Guelph, spent Monday with her mother, Mrs. Leahman.

 

Miss Ola Maltby, of Galt, is visiting her cousin, Miss Iva Maltby.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Haines, of Kentucky, are visiting the former’s brother, Mr. Marshall Haines.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 2nd 1934.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cunnington and family visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Ord.

 

Miss Doris Gilmour spent the weekend at her home in East Flamboro.

 

Mrs. Keith Henderson, of Guelph Township, visited recently with her brother, Mr. John McKay, who is very ill.

 

Mrs. Harold Bell and children, Glenys and Ronald, of Corwhin, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Tatum and family, of Hamilton, visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tatum.

 

Mr. Fred Hamilton has rented “Sunnybrook” farm and is busy moving.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Irving visited with Mr. Roy Leslie and family.

 

The Y.P.S. held its weekly meeting in the church on Sunday evening, with Almira King presiding in the absence of Thelma Harmer.  The meeting opened with a hymn, followed by the Lord’s Prayer.  The roll call was answered with a verse with the word charity in it.  Another hymn was sung and the scripture lesson was read by Eleanor Bell.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

March 10th 1934.

 

The Young People of Aberfoyle United Church were entertained at a social on Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richardson.  Games and contests were enjoyed under the leadership of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, Fern Maltby, and Lloyd Maltby, after which lunch was served.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord were Mr. and Mrs. Hood and Mr. Herbert Hood, of Valens, and Mr. and Mrs. Menary and son, Edward, of Glenwood.

 

Miss Clara Foster visited her sister, Mrs. Burns of Guelph, recently.

 

All are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Thomas Warren Senior, of Guelph, who was a former resident of Guelph.

 

Mr. Thomas Surerus has rented the farm known as the Mahon farm.

 

Miss Glenys Bell entertained a few of her little friends at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. George Lewis, on the occasion of her fifth birthday.

 

The funeral of the late John McKay was held on Tuesday from the home of his mother.  The pallbearers were school-day chums, Messrs. Alex Smith, James McCaig, Jack McCaig, Jack Patterson, Thomas Aitchen, and Gordon McKay.  Rev. Peter Mathieson conducted the service.

 

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The News from Aberfoyle

March 17th 1934.

 

Miss Audrey Maltby spent the weekend with her sister, Miss Vera Maltby, Barrie Hill.

 

Mr. Roy Leslie and family visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Irving, of Guelph.

 

Miss Mae Small spent the weekend with Miss Kathleen Gilmour, of East Flamboro.  Miss Doris Gilmour was also a visitor at her home.

 

Mr. Martin Clifford has sold his farm to Mr. Gordon, of Eramosa Township.

 

The weekly meeting of the Young People was held on Sunday night in the church, with a good attendance.  Dorothy Lewis was in charge.  The meeting opened with a hymn, followed by the Lord’s Prayer.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read, and the roll was called, to which everyone answered with a commandment.  It was decided to answer to roll call next week with a verse with the word “love” in it.  It was decided that the Young People decorate the church for the supper to be held next week.  Another hymn was sung, after which sentence prayers were given by Eleanor Bell, Priscilla Tawse, Doris Gilmour, Myrtle Maltby, and Lloyd Maltby.  Fern Maltby then gave a reading.  The topic on “The Roots of Eternal Truth”, by Ralph Connor, was given by Eleanor Richardson.  A solo, “Face to Face”, was then sung by Mrs. Richardson, and the meeting closed by singing a hymn and repeating the Mizpah benediction.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News Report

April 4th 1934.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord were Mr. Andrew Gilmour and family, of East Flamboro, and Miss Florence Black.

 

Miss Vera Maltby, of Barrie Hill, spent Easter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby.

 

Mrs. Alex Tawse, Mrs. Geo. Lewis and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heath, of Guelph, attended the funeral of their aunt, the late Mrs. Joseph Thompson, in Owen Sound, on Friday.  Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Porter, of Puslinch Township.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tolton and son, of Arkell, visited a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. David Maltby.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hagey and son and Mr. and Mrs. Tatum, of Preston, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tatum.

 

Masters George and Jack Cunnington spent Sunday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Ord.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell and children, of Corwhin, visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Maltby visited relatives in Brampton and Toronto, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stedman and family, of Kitchener, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hillborn.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holm and family, of Hespeler, visited on Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

The weekly meeting of the Aberfoyle Y.P.S. was held in the church on Sunday evening.  This being the Easter meeting, the congregation was asked to come to the gathering.  The meeting, which was in the charge of Lyla Lewis, opened with a hymn, followed by the Lord’s Prayer.  The minutes of the previous meeting were read.  Arrangements were completed for the play, “The Antics of Andrew”, which is to be held in the hall on Thursday.  Another hymn was sung, after which, sentence prayers were given by Mrs. Harold Bell, Fern Maltby, Almira King, Myrtle Maltby, and Lloyd Maltby.  Arthur Crosbie then sang “God Will take Care of You”.  The scripture lesson was read by Mr. Crosbie, and the topic was given by Francis Moyer.  The Apostles’ Creed was repeated and the meeting closed by singing a hymn and repeating the Mizpah Benediction.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 19th 1934.

 

Mrs. Roger Comfort, of St. Ann’s, visited Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moyer, last week.

 

Mrs. James Bell spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Robert McEdwards, of Freelton.

 

Miss Allegra Maltby, of Guelph, spent Sunday at her home here.

 

Mrs. Cunnington and children, of the 3rd Concession, visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Ord.

 

Miss Myrtle Maltby spent the weekend with her sister, Miss Vera Maltby, at Barrie Hill.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell and children, Glennys and Ronald, of Corwhin, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

 

The Y.P.S. held its weekly meeting in the church on Sunday evening, with George Lewis presiding.  The scripture lesson was read by Iva Maltby.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 7th 1934.

 

Miss Florence Black spent the weekend with Arkell friends.

 

Miss H. Little, of Hespeler, returned after spending some time with her cousin, Miss Bolton.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell is spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. R. McEdwards.

 

Mr. S. Maltby, Mrs. And. Ord and daughter, Ruth, Mr. T. H. Maltby, and Mr. W. Maltby attended the Maltby reunion in Brampton, on Monday.

 

Mrs. C. Borthwick and daughter, Margaret, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Haines.

 

A number from the vicinity attended the funeral of Mr. A. Cockburn, of Guelph, and also of Mrs. (Dr.) Bradley, of Toronto.

 

The council met for the regular meeting on Tuesday.  Mr. Geo. A. Lewis was appointed caretaker of the hall.

 

Aberfoyle baseball team played Campbellville on Wednesday night, the score being in favour of Campbellville.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

July 13th 1934.

 

The Aberfoyle Sunday School held a very successful picnic to Riverside Park, over one hundred being present.  The races, which were in the charge of Mr. A. Ord and Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, were as follows:

 

Boys, age 10 to 12:

Denton Tatum

Orton Maltby

George Cunnington

 

Girls, age 10 to 12

Eileen Maltby

Ruth Ord

Phyllis Wingrove

 

Boys, 7 to 9

Benson Wingrove

Lyle Maltby

Gordon Hillborn

 

Girls, 7 to 9

Jean Clugston

Orma Maltby

Marion Hillborn

 

Boys, 6 and under

Roos Wingrove

Irvin Maltby

 

Girls, 6 and under

Patsy Hillborn

 

Women driving nails,

Class 1

Mrs. Jay

Mrs. A. Ord

Mrs. Maltby

 

Women driving nails,

Class 2

Mrs. Richardson

Mrs. Surerus

Mrs. Wingrove

 

Wheelbarrow race, boys

Geo. A. Lewis and Arthur Crosbie

Ross Clugston and Ivan Clugston

 

Wheelbarrow race,

boys and girls

Lindsay Crosbie and Constance Davidson

Arthur Crosbie and Molly Haines

 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle Village

July 20th 1934.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams, and Mr. Comfort and son, Clarence, of St. Anns, visited last week with relatives at Owen Sound, Meaford, and Chatsworth.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Maltby and family visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Vansickle, of Lynden.

 

Miss Pearl Mandley, of Glenwood, spent Tuesday with her aunt, Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell has returned home after spending two weeks with her sister, Mrs. McEdwards and little son, of Freelton.

 

  Miss Ruth and Master Albert Moyer spent last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby, of Strabane.

 

Master Walter Beirns (possibly Byrnes), of Guelph, visited on Tuesday with his aunt, Miss Foster.

 

Mrs. Whittemore and son, William, of Providence, Rhode Island, are visiting the former’s brother and sister, Mr. and Miss Cassin.

 

All are pleased to know that Mrs. Hamilton and little daughter are getting along nicely.

 

All are sorry to hear of the illness of Mrs. John Ord.

 

The services in the United Church on Sunday were conducted by Mr. Elmer Doerr, of Kitchener, in the absence of Reverend and Mrs. Mann, who are holidaying.

 

The Woman’s Association and W.M.S. met for the regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Leonard Maltby, of Strabane.  The Woman’s Association session was presided over by the president, Mrs. Bell, and the W.M.S. by Mrs. McGladrey.  The study book was taken by Mrs. Lewis.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Aberfoyle News

August 4th 1934.

 

Mrs. McLean and daughter, Miss Norma McLean, spent a few days at Lake Simcoe, recently.

 

Mrs. Gallagher, of Guelph, visited the village for a few days last week.

 

Among those holidaying from the village were Mrs. D. Maltby, Mrs. A. Ord, and Master Ken Ord, with Mrs. Tolton of Arkell, Master Denton Tatum with friends in Hamilton, and Miss Ruth Ord with her cousin, Miss Lorna Maltby.

 

Miss Laura Adams and her niece, Miss Murray, are visiting the former’s brother, Mr. Robert Adams.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamilton spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, of Harper’s Corners.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Moyer and family visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Comfort, of St. Anns.

 

Mrs. John Dickson has returned after spending some time with friends in Walkerton.

 

Many attended the funeral of the late A. J. King, which was held from his late residence in the village.  The service, beautiful in simplicity, was conducted by Reverend A. J. Mann.  Prof. Blackwood sang an impressive solo.  The pallbearers were Messrs. D. Maltby, P. Foster, H. Leachman, A. Tawse, G. Lewis, and J. Bell.

 

The Y.P.S. held a picnic to LaSalle Park, on Wednesday.  All report having a good time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Haines and family were recent visitors in Wingham.

 

Mr. Duncan Clark and Mr. Hunt are still on the sick list.

 

A number from the vicinity took in the moonlight excursion to Port Dalhousie. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village News from Aberfoyle

August 31st 1934.

 

Miss Marjorie Rutledge, of Kitchener, is visiting Miss Fern Maltby.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moyer and son, Albert, and Miss Phoebe and Mr. Arthur Crosbie visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Comfort, of St. Anne.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hunt has returned after spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Maltby, of Strabane.

 

Mr. T. K. Haines, of Washington, D.C., is visiting at his home here.

 

Miss Florence Boucher, of Ennotville, is visiting her cousin, Miss Lila Harmer.

 

Miss Marion Henderson, of Guelph Township, visited last week with her grandmother, Mrs. McKay.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bell and Miss Eleanor and Mr. Dick Bell visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Robert McEdwards, of Freelton.

 

Mater Walter Burns, of Guelph, is visiting his aunt, Miss Clara Foster.

 

The Puslinch Horticultural flower show was held on Tuesday, with a large number of entries in every class.  The flowers were judged by Mr. Harris, of Rockwood.  In the evening, a good program was given when the following artists took part with Mr. Crosbie as chairman, piano solo by Sheila Crosbie, vocal solo by Margaret Haines, instrumental duet by Florence Black and Norma Leslie, solo by Margaret Starkey, and piano solo by Mrs. Hume.  Mr. Stothers, the agricultural representative, gave a very interesting address.

 

The Y.P.S. of Aberfoyle Church held a corn roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moyer, when a very enjoyable time was spent.  Games and community singing were led by Lindsay Crosbie.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Got Lift from Hepburn

September 6th 1934.

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Premier Proves Good Samaritan to Aberfoyle Woman

 

 

It was raining heavily yesterday as Mrs. MacKay, of Aberfoyle, stood by the roadside, signalling motorists for a ride.  A good many passed by, but one did not.

 

This motorist, in a shining new car, applied his brakes.  He told the woman to jump in, and not only drove her to Guelph, but right to the door of the place where she was going.  The driver insisted that it was too wet a day for a lady to walk in the rain.

 

Mrs. MacKay, upon reaching the city, learned that the good Samaritan motorist was Premier Hepburn.

 

from the Toronto Star newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

May 9th 1935.

 

Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto, spent the weekend and holiday at his home here.

 

All are sorry to hear of the illness of Mr. David Maltby.

 

Miss Allegra Maltby, of Guelph, spent the holiday with her parents.

 

Mr. Bert Cunnington, of Brampton, visited on Monday with relatives in the village.

 

Miss Helen Gilmour spent the weekend at her home at East Flamboro.

 

Mrs. Wm. McKay visited on Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin McKay, of the 3rd Concession.

 

Mr. Albert Maltby, of Rockwood, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Maltby.

 

The closing meeting of the Aberfoyle Young People was held on Sunday evening, the president presiding.  A committee of eight was appointed to look after the devotional part of the summer meetings, which will be held in the church on Sunday evenings.  The arrangements for the closing function were left in the hands of the losing membership side, of which Arthur Crosbie was captain.   The executive was to see what delegates went to the conference in Harriston.  It was decided to have Strabane play on May 28th.  Iva Maltby took charge of the devotional exercises.  The Scripture lesson was read by Harold Bell.  Margaret Haines sang a solo.  The topic was given by Herbert Wright, on  What Constitutes a Good Citizen”.  George A. Lewis gave a reading on the “King’s Jubilee”.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

January 23rd 1936.

 

Miss Fern Maltby spent the weekend with her sister, Miss Iva Maltby, of Hamilton.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell, of Freelton, visited on Sunday at her home here.

 

Mrs. George Hunt, of Valens, visited friends in the village recently.

 

Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. George A. Lewis.  Mr. Arthur Crosbie, of the O.A.C., was also a Sunday visitor at the same home.

 

Miss Eleanor Gordon, of Barrie Hill, visited recently with Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gordon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord entertained a few of the Young People at a sleigh riding party last week.

 

Mrs. Harold Bell and son, Ronald, visited on Wednesday with Mrs. Cecil Irving.

 

  The weekly meeting of the Young People of the United Church was held on Sunday evening, with the president presiding.  It was decided to hold a sleigh riding party on Thursday evening.  A committee of Edna Bell, Doris Gilmour, and Roy Wingrove was appointed for February.  Mrs. Wingrove presided for the devotional period.  The topic was given by Mr. Roy Wingrove, and a vocal duet given by Mrs. Wingrove and Miss Phyllis.

 

The Mission Band held its regular meeting in the schoolroom.  The scripture lesson was read by Eileen Maltby and a reading, “How the Bible Came to England”, was given by Vera Kelly.  Jack Cunnington recited a poem, “He was a Boy”.  Chapter four of the study book, “Through the African Bush”, was taken by the superintendent.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Short Course at Aberfoyle

February 14th 1936.

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Is Being Well Attended Despite Bad Weather and Blocked Roads

 

 

The Y.P.S. of Aberfoyle Church held the weekly meeting on Sunday evening, the president presiding.  It was decided to drop the matter of having a play in February.  Arrangements were made for the February social.  Allegra Maltby, the devotional convener, presided.  The scripture lesson was read by Margaret Haines.  The topic was given by Dorothy Lewis.  Iva Maltby gave a reading.

 

The short course that is being held in the Township Hall is being well attended despite the bad weather and blocked roads.  Arrangements are being made for a dance to be held on Friday, February 14th.

 

Mrs. George Hunt has returned after spending some time with her daughters at Strabane and Valens.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Misses Doris and Helen Gilmour spent the weekend at their home in East Flamboro.

 

Miss Myrtle Maltby is spending the month with her grandmother and attending the short course.

 

The Women’s Missionary Society and Women’s Association met on Sunday and decided to withdraw their February meetings on account of the short course.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Aberfoyle

March 19th 1936.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord attended the golden wedding of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hood, of Valens.

 

Miss Clara Foster, who slipped on the icy pavement in Guelph a few weeks ago and fractured her wrist, had the misfortune to fall again and have the other wrist broken.  Miss Foster is at present in St. Joseph’s Hospital.

 

Mr. Haines has improved in health enough to leave the hospital, and is home again.

 

All regretted to learn of the illness of Mrs. A. J. King.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell and children visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Richardson.

 

Mrs. Cunnington spent the weekend with her father, Mr. John Ord.

 

Mrs. J. Tolton and children visited on Sunday with her mother, Mrs. D. Maltby.

 

Mrs. Edgar Boucher called on a few friends in the village recently.

 

Mrs. Lewis spent a few days in Guelph with Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ewart.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 24th 1936.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Small, of Valens, and daughter, Mae, of Galt, visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

Mrs. Walter Burns, of Guelph, recently visited her sister, Miss Clara Foster.

 

Miss Doris and Mr. Dick Gilmour, of East Flamboro, visited their grandfather, Mr. John A. Ord.

 

Mrs. George Hunt has returned after spending the winter months with her daughters, Mrs. Maltby, of Strabane, and Mrs. Marcey, of Valens, who returned with their mother for a few days.

 

All are pleased to know that Mrs. Fred Hamilton and little daughter are getting along nicely.

 

Mr. Arthur Crosbie has returned after finishing his third year at O.A.C.

 

Mrs. McGladrey visited her sister, Miss McBeath, Paisley, who is very ill.

 

Mrs. Ed. Fleming and Mrs. Frost and son, Billie, of Owen Sound, were recent visitors at the homes of Mrs. Alex Tawse and Mrs. Geo. Lewis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Skerritt and family have moved into the house on Mr. Haines’ farm, on the 7th Concession.

 

The Mission Band met in the schoolroom, when Mrs. Whyte addressed the members.  Mrs. Whyte, who has spent two years in the far north, at Churchill, gave a very interesting talk on the white children, the Indian children, and the Eskimos.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Aberfoyle

May 7th 1936.

 

The closing meeting of the Young People of Aberfoyle Church was held under the auspices of the losing side.  This closing took the form of a progressive supper.  Miss Fern Maltby, captain of the losing side, welcomed the guests and asked them to co-operate in carrying out their plan fro the evening.  Fruit cup was served at the home of Miss Phoebe Crosbie, the main course at Mr. George A. Lewis’, dessert at Miss Fern Maltby’s, and cookies and coffee at the home of Mr. John Tawse.  Games were also played at the latter’s home.  Lyla Lewis, captain of the winning side, moved a vote of thanks to the losers for the evening’s entertainment.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, accompanied by Miss Lawson, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Moore, spent Sunday at her home here.

 

Mr. Herb Wright visited in Galt over the weekend.

 

Mrs. Kelly is still under the doctor’s care.

 

Mr. James Ord has secured a position in the Post Office at Guelph.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

From Aberfoyle, The News

June 3rd 1936.

 

Mrs. Huether, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Borthwick, Mrs. S. Maltby, and Miss Jeffrey are attending the district annual meeting of the South Wellington Women’s Institute, at Barrie Hill.

 

A number from this village attended the funeral of the late John Huether, of Morriston, on Sunday afternoon.

 

Mrs. M. Haines and Miss Margaret Haines visited recently with their cousin, Mrs. Chas. Stewart, of Freelton.

 

Mr. Andrew Ord is still confined to the hospital.

 

The Aberfoyle W.M.S. (Women’s Missionary Society) spent a very pleasant afternoon as the guests of the Corwhin W.M.S., at the home of Mrs. Trousdale.  The program was given by the Aberfoyle ladies, the Scripture lesson by Mrs. Crosbie, study book by Mrs. S. Maltby, readings by Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Bell, and a solo by Mrs. R. Wingrove.  Lunch was served by the hostess and a social time was enjoyed.

 

The Puslinch Horticultural Society held a directors’ meeting at the home of Mrs. Lewis.  During the past year, cement steps have been put in the terrace in front of the War Memorial.  The annual memorial service can now be held in front of the monument, rather than at the back, as in previous years.  The society, in conjunction with the Women’s Institute, is arranging for this and trusting that all who attend the service will co-operate with them.  The following committee was appointed to look after it, Mr. Crosbie, Mr. Trousdale, and Mr. Kerr.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

News of Aberfoyle

June 18th 1936.

 

Miss Marjory McCaig, of Toronto, spent the weekend with her cousin, Miss Margaret Haines.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Norsworthy and Miss Jean and Mr. Glen Norsworthy, of Ancaster, visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Kelly.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Small, of Valens, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maltby, of Strabane, visited Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams on Sunday.  Mr. Hugh Collins, of Galt, was also a visitor at the same home.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, of Hamilton, and Miss Allegra Maltby, of Guelph, spent Sunday at their home here.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Watson, of Freeman (Freelton?), and Miss Ethel McPhee, of Hamilton.

 

Miss Florence Black attended the Young Women’s Conference of the Presbyterian Church, in Toronto.

 

Mrs. Alex Ord and children, Marlene and Billie, spent Monday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hood, of Valens.

 

Mr. Albert Maltby, of Rockwood, spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Maltby.

 

Mrs. Nicoll, of Guelph, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Lehman.

 

Mr. James Ord, of Guelph, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 4th 1936.

 

The diamond anniversary of Aberfoyle United Church was held here and large congregations attended the services.  In the morning, Reverend C. E. Kenny, of Norfolk United Church, of Guelph, was the speaker, and the music was supplied by the church choir.  In the evening, Reverend C. C. Murray, of Paisley memorial United Church took charge of the service, assisted by the Crieff Choir.  On Monday evening, the Township hall was well-filled to listen to a most interesting lecture on Scotland.  It was illustrated with views and was given by Reverend C. C. Murray, Scotland being the land of his birth.  Two Scottish pipers from Guelph gave a number of selections on their bagpipes.  A children’s chorus, under the leadership of Miss Margaret Haines, was much enjoyed.

 

Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell, of Freelton, is spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell.

 

Hughie Bailey, of Morriston, is busy redecorating the interior of ...

 

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The News from Aberfoyle

July 11th 1936.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hamilton and family were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamilton.

 

A number of the young people spent Sunday afternoon at Atwood, with Herb Wright.

 

Master Gordon Hillborn is spending his vacation with relatives in New Dundee.

 

Miss Flora McEdwards is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bell.

 

It was with deep regret that the news was received of the death of Moses Byrne, who until the last few years had lived in this district.

 

The W.M.S. (Women’s Missionary Society) held its July meeting at the home of Mrs. Surerus, with a good attendance.  The meeting was in the charge of the associate helper secretary, Mrs. J. Bell, and her assistant, Mrs. C. W. Maltby.  Bible readings were given by Mrs. R. Wingrove and Mrs. Gladrey.  The closing chapter of the study book was taken by Mrs. Crosbie.  Miss Elsie Weatherall gave a paper on Christian stewardship, taking for her topic, “The Home”.  Mrs. Alex Ord offered her home for the August meeting, which will be in the charge of the Mission Band.  Mrs. Wingrove delighted all with a vocal solo and Miss Lorna Maltby gave a piano solo.  At the close of this meeting, the Women’s Association took charge, with the president, Mrs. Maltby, in the chair.  A report of the lecture on Scotland was given and it was decided to donate all to the board of stewards for the redecorating of the church.  Picnic lunch was served on the lawn.  A vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. Surerus for opening her home for the meeting.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

July 16th 1936.

 

Mr. Haines, Miss Margaret Haines, and Miss Myrtle Wyse spent Sunday with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Chas. Stewart, of Freelton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Phillips and family, of Hamilton, visited Mr. and Mrs. Kelly.

 

Mr. Jack Bell and Mr. W. Scooling, of Freelton, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bell.

 

Mr. Marshall McCaig, of Toronto, was a recent visitor with Mr. Clayton Haines.

 

 Miss Barbara Smith is spending her vacation with Miss Norma Leslie.

 

Mr. Lindsay Crosbie spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mrs. Hunt is with her daughter, Mrs. L. Maltby, of Strabane.

 

Mrs. Cecil Irving is under the doctor’s care.

 

Owing to the intense heat of the past week, the pavement on the highway through the village has heaved in two places.

 

The painters have completed the re-decorating of the church and services will be held as usual on Sunday morning, with the young people sponsoring the service.  On Sunday evening, Duff’s Choir will assist.

 

The funeral of the late Mr. Clugston Senior was held from the home of his son, Earl, to Kilbride Cemetery.  Reverend Mr. Mann was in charge of the services at the home.

The Jally Rangers held a picnic at Murphy’s dam.  All report having a good time, swimming being the main feature of the afternoon.

 

Many people have taken advantage of the cooling water at the dam during the recent heat, people coming by car loads.  As many as sixty have been there at one time.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Aberfoyle

August 27th 1936.

 

Mrs. Sydney Maltby and Misses Iva, Fern, and Joan Maltby visited on Monday with relatives in Brampton.

 

Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hilborn and family and Mrs. Harold Bell and children visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Hilborn of New Dundee.

 

Mrs. Leonard Ord, of St. Catharines, called on friends in the village, on Sunday.

 

Miss Priscilla and Mr. Stuart Tawse visited relatives in Owen Sound on Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. Tawse returned home with them after spending a week there.

 

All are pleased to hear that Reverend G. L. Cassmore, of Stoney Creek, formerly of this vicinity, will have charge of the Sunday evening service in Aberfoyle Church this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marcey and family, of Valens, visited Mrs. Hunt, on Sunday.

 

Miss Phoebe Crosbie left to take a position in Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bell and Miss Eleanor and Mr. Dick Bell visited the former’s sister, Mrs. Stewart, of Galt, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Bud Tatum is holidaying at Drayton.

 

Mr. Jack Cunnington is spending the week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis.

 

Mrs. Burns and son, Walter, of Guelph, are visiting the former’s sister, Miss Clara Foster.

 

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The Village of Aberfoyle Report

September 11th 1936.

 

Mr. Herb Wright, of Atwood, visited friends in the village, on Tuesday.

 

Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto, is spending his holidays at his home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mooney and little daughter, of Hamilton, visited recently with Mrs. Mooney’s grandfather, Mr. John A. Ord.

 

Miss Allegra Maltby, of Guelph, spent the weekend at her home here, where Miss Iva Maltby, of Hamilton, is visiting.

 

The Aberfoyle Auxiliary of the W.M.S. met at the home of Mrs. T. H. Maltby.  In the absence of the president, Mrs. McGladrey, who is confined to her home through illness, the chair was occupied by Mrs. Crosbie, who extended a welcome to the Corwhin branch, guests for the afternoon.  Only a few necessary items of business were attended to and the meeting was taken in charge by the Corwhin ladies, Mrs. Kitching presiding.  Two excellent topics were given, “Why we would go back to Africa”, by Mrs. Trousdale, and “Portraits of Jesus”, by Mrs. C. Dancy.  Mrs. Laing offered prayer and a well-rendered duet was contributed by Mrs. Trousdale and Miss E. Laing.  Picnic lunch was served and a social time enjoyed.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

September 26th 1936.

 

Misses Sheila and Phoebe Crosby, of Toronto, spent the weekend at their home here.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell, of Hespeler, visited recently with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bell.

 

Recent visitors at the homes of Mrs. Tawse and Mrs. Lewis were Miss May Thompson, of Owen Sound, and Miss Katherine _____, of Alliston.

 

Mr. Roy Leslie and Miss Norma and Mr. Clarence Leslie and Mrs. Cecil Irving attended the wedding of Miss Marion Glover, in St. Giles United Church, Hamilton.

 

The choir of Aberfoyle United Church was entertained on Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Moyer, of Morriston.

 

All were sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mrs. Lapp, of Guelph, a former resident of this vicinity.

 

Mrs. Frank McGladrey is visiting relatives in Paisley.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

October 3rd 1936.

 

Mr. Jack Bell, of Freelton, spent the weekend at his home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines and Miss Margaret Haines attended the funeral of Mrs. Haines’ sister, the late Mrs. Casemore (Cassmore possibly), at Wingham.

 

Miss Iva Maltby, of Hamilton, is spending a few days at her home here.

 

Mr. Joseph Thompson, Mr. Reg. McClelland and sons, of Owen Sound, and Reverend Mr. Peer, of Hespeler, called on relatives in the village, on Monday.

 

Mrs. Crosbie, Mrs. Cranston, and Mrs. Lewis attended the W.M.S. sectional meeting at Rockwood, on Tuesday.

 

Mr. Sydney Maltby, who spent the last month on a business trip through the West, has returned.

 

Rally Day services were held in the United Church on Sunday.  Special parts were taken by the younger girls.  Mr. Crosbie gave an illustrated address on “Treasures of the King”.  Miss Debo, of Morriston, sang a much-appreciated solo.

 

A number from the village attended Galt show last week.

 

The Puslinch Ploughmen’s Association held a meeting on Wednesday evening to make arrangements for the annual ploughing match.

 

Mr. Hugh Bailey, of Morriston, has completed painting the Township Hall.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

November 7th 1936.

 

Miss Iva Maltby left on Monday for Meaford, where she will operate a beauty parlour.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell, of Hespeler, spent Sunday at her home here.

 

Misses Sheila and Phoebe Crosbie, of Toronto, spent the weekend with their parents.

 

Weekend and Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Haines were Mr. and Mrs. Linklater, Mr. Marshall and daughter, of Teeswater, and Reverend Mr. and Mrs. Mann, of Kitchener.

 

Mrs. Hunt, who has spent some time with her daughters at Strabane and Valens, has returned.

 

Mrs. Alex Tawse and Miss Priscilla and Mr. Stuart Tawse, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lewis and Miss Lyla and Mrs. Harold Bell attended the reunion services at Howitt Memorial Church, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Tatum and son, Bud, visited Mrs. Whittier, of Crieff, on Sunday.

 

 Mr. Bert Cunnington and Mr. Speers, of Brampton, visited friends in the village, on Sunday.

 

Miss Lorna Maltby took part in the public speaking at Drayton, for the school fair winners, and came in ninth place, winning a fountain pen.

 

Miss Hazel Warren is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lasby, of Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tolton and children visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ord.

 

The Young People of Aberfoyle Church held a business meeting prior to their opening on Sunday evening.  As the president and treasurer had resigned, Geo. Lewis and Phyllis Kelly were appointed to fill their places until the reorganization meeting.  Herb Wright was appointed Vice-President.

 

The school children enjoyed the show that was put on under the auspices of the Junior Humane Society at the Capital Theatre.

 

 The children took good advantage of Hallowe’en, the street and houses being crowded with many strange creatures.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

December 3rd 1936.

 

Miss Margaret Haines has returned home from Guelph General Hospital where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.  Miss Dora Kelly is still in the hospital for a similar operation.

 

Mrs. Crosbie spent Saturday with friends, in Toronto.

 

 Mr. Comfort, of Beamsville, visited in the vicinity over the weekend, and assisted in a duet at the morning service in the United Church here.

 

Mrs. C. Irving and children spent Sunday with Mrs. H. Bell.

 

Master Walter Burns is staying with his aunt, Miss Foster.  All regret to hear that his mother is again confined to the hospital.

 

All are busy practising for the annual Christmas concert, which will be given in the township hall.

 

The Women’s Association has finished quilting a number of quilts.

 

Miss Bell Cruthers (Carruthers?) spent a few days with her brother, Mr. John Cruthers.

 

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The Aberfoyle News

January 21st 1937.

 

Miss Phoebe and Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto, visited over the weekend with their parents.

 

Misses Thoral, Ola, and Mona Maltby, of Galt, visited on Sunday with their cousin, Miss Fern Maltby.

 

All are sorry to hear that Miss Tatum is ill in the General Hospital, and that Miss Donalda Leachman underwent an operation for appendicitis at the same hospital.

 

Master Terry Whyte entertained three little friends on Tuesday afternoon at a birthday party, which was for his second birthday.  The little guests were Misses Betty and Wylda Hamilton and Master Raymond Maltby.

 

The Young People’s Society met on Sunday evening, with the president presiding.  The Scripture lesson was read by Roy Wingrove.  Mr. Crosbie addressed the meeting, taking as his subject, “The Life of David”.  Word was received by the young people that on Saturday the Y.P.S. of Westminster United Church, Toronto, would pay their delayed visit.  It was arranged to have skating in the afternoon, weather permitting, and a concert in the evening, which will be put on by the visitors, and is open to the congregation.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Aberfoyle

February 27th 1937.

 

Misses Sheila and Phoebe Crosbie, of Toronto, spent the weekend at their home here.

 

Mrs. Jack Tolton and children, of Arkell, visited on Monday with Mrs. Andrew Ord.

 

Mrs. George Lewis attended the convention of the Ontario Horticultural Society, at Toronto, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hilborn and family visited relatives in Kitchener, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Lehman quietly celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday at her home with a few of her children present.  Although not in perfect health, Mrs. Lehman is able to be up every day and does her own work.

 

Mr. George A. Lewis visited recently for a few days with Mr. Lindsay Crosbie, of Toronto.

 

The weekly meeting of the Young People’s Society was held on Sunday evening, with the president presiding.  The new committee appointed for March was Iva Maltby, Lyla Lewis, and Herb Wright.  It was decide to sell tickets for a concert.  The Scripture lesson was read by Lyla Lewis.  Herb Wright took charge of the Bible discussion.  Mrs. Whyte gave a reading.  The meeting was closed by the Mizpah benediction.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

Awakened by Crackle of Flames, Family is Rescued from Blaze

April 2nd 1937.

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Mrs. Eugene Halter Carries Children from Blazing Aberfoyle Hotel to Safety  — Old Structure Burned to Ground — Only Few Articles of Furniture Saved in Fierce Fire — Woman Describes Terrifying Experience

 

 

 

Roused from slumber by the crackle and roar of flames that raced through the tinder-dry walls, Mrs. Eugene Halter, of Aberfoyle, last night furiously fought against time to save her five children from the leaping flames which burned their home, the old Aberfoyle Hotel, to the ground.

 

Scarcely a stick is left of the furniture of the home, but the five children, all of them under ten years of age, are safe.

 

Mrs. Halter and her children were asleep in bed when the fire broke out.  Her husband was at the home of a neighbour.

 

“I was awakened by a crash.  I went and looked and the flames were burning fiercely,” she told the Guelph Daily Mercury today.  “I put my head out of the window and called, but apparently nobody heard me, so I started to carry the children out.”

 

“It was a terrifying experience,” Mrs. Halter said, as she told how she frantically endeavoured to awaken the soundly sleeping children.  The older ones, only partly clad, rushed out, and the younger children Mrs. Halter wrapped in blankets and carried them through the doomed building, which by this time was roaring like a furnace.

 

The children are George, Doris, Annie, Edward, and Wilfred.

 

By the time that the children were safely removed, the alarm of fire had spread, and neighbours rushed to join Mr. Halter in an effort to save anything that could be salvaged.  It was obvious that nothing could be done to save the building.  The flames mounted higher each minute, but an effort was made to remove some of the furniture.

 

Some progress was being made in this direction when a dresser became stuck in a stairway that provided the only means of egress at that time, and made further attempts impossible.

 

A bucket brigade poured gallons of water on adjoining buildings to keep the fire form spreading and the Guelph Fire Department was called.  The firemen responded with the small trucks and chemicals, and rendered much valuable assistance in controlling the spread of the blaze.

 

“If the wind had ever turned, the building behind would have gone too,” an Aberfoyle resident said today.  “The Crosbie building was threatened from the start.”

 

Mrs. Halter was of the opinion that the blaze in the hotel started in the chimney, and officials of the fire department thought that it had started near a stove in the kitchen.  Once the flames caught the woodwork, there was nothing to check its progress.  There is no water system in the village, and consequently, the only efforts to fight the fire had to be made with buckets tossed from hand to hand, and against fiercely burning wood, these were futile.

 

The building, residents of Aberfoyle said, was about seventy years old, and was one of the old structures in the village.  It was built as a hotel, and was operated for some years by Lot Singular, who subsequently operated hotels in Guelph.  When local option became effective in Puslinch Township, about 25 years ago, it ceased to be a hotel, and has been variously, a dwelling house and a garage since that time.  Latterly, it has been used entirely as a dwelling.  The Halter family moved in about seven months ago.

 

Taken to living quarters in the Hilborn garage when the fire was at its height last night, Mrs. Halter and her five children are none the worse today after their terrifying experience last night.

 

The building burned to the ground in little more than an hour.  It is a total loss but the amount of damage has not yet been estimated.

 

A crowd estimated at 2,000, from all parts of the surrounding country, gathered to see the fire.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Aberfoyle News

April 7th 1937.

 

Miss Mary Tawse, of Hamilton, is visiting at the home of Mr. W. J. Tatum.

 

Master Walter Burns, of Guelph, visited in the Easter holiday with his aunt, Miss Foster.

 

Mrs. Geo. Hunt is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Maltby, at Strabane.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines and Miss Margaret and Mr. Clayton Haines visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Turnbull, of Galt.

 

Mr. George A. Lewis had the misfortune to have his foot severely cut while working in the bush.  It required several stitches to have the wound closed.

 

Mrs. Steinburg, of Kitchener, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hilborn.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines, Miss Margaret and Mr. Clayton Haines attended the party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holm, given for the township officials.

 

Dr. and Mrs. Whyte have returned after a short visit in Montreal and Toronto.

 

Mr. Stuart Tawse spent a few days with friends in Port Huron, Michigan.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ord entertained the Euchre Club on Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis.  Although it was interrupted by the serious fire, euchre was played after, the winners being Mrs. Ward and Clifford Gordon and the consolation winners, Priscilla Tawse and Harold Bell. 

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 29th 1937.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Adams spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. L. Maltby, of Strabane.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Misses Sheila and Phoebe and Mr. Lindsay Crosbie were Sunday visitors with their parents.

 

The Young People of Strabane presented their play, “Correspondence Courtship”, on Friday night, under the auspices of the Women’s Institute.  This was followed by a dance with an orchestra in attendance and W. Maltby as floor manager.  The door and novelty prizes were won by Miss Wyse, M. Crow, F. Black, A. McBean, Ken Gartley, L. Ord, G. A. Lewis, and K. McDonald.

 

The closing service of the Y.P.S. (Young People’s Society) was held on Sunday evening, the president, Fern Maltby, presiding for the opening exercises.  Ruth Ord then took charge of the meeting.  The address was given by Reverend Mr. Mann.  A vocal duet, “My Far Away Home”, was rendered by Mrs. C. Cunnington and Mrs. G. McKay.  A reading, “The House by the Side of the Road”, was made by Almira King.  The meeting was closed with the benediction.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Village of Aberfoyle News Report

January 31st 1938.

 

Miss Myrtle Hull, of Guelph, spent the weekend with Miss Iva Maltby.

 

Messrs. Sid Maltby, T. H. Maltby, and Clarence Cunnington attended the funeral of their cousin in Brampton, on Monday.

 

A number from here attended the funeral of the late Mrs. John Herbert, a former resident of the village.

 

Mr. John Cobourn, who has been ill at his parents’ home in Valens, is able to be back to his home here.

 

The weekly meeting of the Y.P. (Young People) was held on Sunday evening with the Vice-President, John Tawse, presiding.  The Scripture lesson was read by Ruth Ord.  The topic, “Murder in the Vineyard”, was given by Lyla Lewis.

 

The Euchre Club held its first party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tawse, the winners being Mrs. Ward and Cecil Weeks, and the consolation winners, Helen Johnson and Callum Coburn.  Refreshments were served and a social time enjoyed.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News Report

February 3rd 1938.

 

Miss Helen Johnson spent the weekend with her parents, in Hamilton.

 

Miss Carruthers, of Guelph, and Mrs. Margaret Stewart, of Morriston, visited on Tuesday with Mrs. McKay and other friends in the village.

 

A number from the village motored to Niagara Falls on Sunday and Monday to view the remains of the great bridge.

 

Mr. Albert Lehman, of Toronto, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Lehman.

 

Mr. Herb Wright spent the weekend in Toronto.

 

Mrs. Don Smith, who spent a few days with her father, Mr. Roy Leslie, has returned.

 

Miss Ruth Ord visited over the weekend with Miss Vera Kelly, of Guelph.

 

Misses Iva and Fern Maltby were hostesses to the Euchre Club, which met in the Council Chamber.  The prizes for the high score went to Lyla Lewis and Cecil Weekes, and the consolation prizes, to Dorothy Lewis and Roy Wingrove.

 

The Aberfoyle Young People held their weekly meeting on Sunday evening.  Arthur Crosbie presided for the devotional period.  The Scripture lesson was read by Iva Maltby.  A few favourite hymns were sung.  Almira King gave a most interesting talk on “On to the Great Gate Way”, illustrating it with pictures that she had of her trip to the Rocky Mountains.  The roll call was answered with a verse of Scripture.  The meeting closed with the benediction.

 

The U.F.O. Club has made arrangements for moving pictures and a dance to be held on Thursday night.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

February 10th 1938.

 

Miss Eileen Maltby, of Arkell, visited on Sunday at her home here.

 

Miss Eleanor Bell, of Guelph, visited on Sunday with he parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Bell.

 

Miss Phoebe Crosbie, of Toronto, and Miss Sheila Crosbie, of Hamilton, visited over the weekend at the home of Mrs. Geo. Lewis.  Mr. Arthur Crosbie, of the O.A.C., visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ord.

 

The U.F.O. Club held a very successful party in the township hall.  Moving pictures were shown first, followed by dancing.

 

 The Young people met on Sunday evening, the president presiding.  After several items of business were discussed, Orton Maltby took charge.  The Scripture lesson was read by Herb Wright.  Miss Adamson gave a most interesting talk on “The Architecture of Life”, finishing it by singing “Building for Eternity”.  The meeting closed with the Mizpah benediction.  The Young People are busy preparing their play, “Look Out Lizzie”, which will be put on February 23rd.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

February 19th 1938.

 

A Valentine social was held by the Y.P.S. of Aberfoyle Church.  A number of games and contests were enjoyed, one being the guessing of the baby pictures that were brought.  The roll call was answered with an incident remembered about childhood.  Lunch was served, with plenty of ice cream being the treat.

 

Members of the U.F.Y.P.C., of Sprucedale, were the guests of the Aberfoyle U.F.O. (United Farmers of Ontario) on Tuesday evening.  A very interesting and varied program was put on by the visitors, after which, lunch was served and dancing enjoyed by all.

 

Miss Mary McCaig, of Rockwood, visited last week at the home of her cousin, Miss Margaret Haines.

 

Miss Helen Johnson spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, of Hamilton.

 

Mrs. Ewart and Mrs. Lewis visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ken Tawse and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tawse.  Mrs. Ewart also visited on Monday with Mrs. Lewis before resuming her nursing duties.

 

Miss Thelma Harmer spent the weekend at her home here.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

February 26th 1938.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Haines attended the 55th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie, of Mountsberg.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Menary and son, Edward, of Glenwood, visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord.

 

Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Loney (née Hazel Warren), who were married last week.

 

Mrs. Andrew Ord spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Jack Tolton and little son.

 

The weekly meeting of the Young People was held on Sunday evening with the vice-president and assistant secretary taking charge of the opening exercises, after which, the meeting was conducted by George Lewis.  The Scripture lesson was read by Ruth Ord, and Phyllis Wingrove sang a solo.  The topic, “Failure or Success”, was taken by Fern Maltby, who dealt with the part “Failure”, herself.  Each separate letter of the word “Success” was taken by Iva Maltby, Eileen Maltby, Dorothy Lewis, Orton Maltby, Herb Wright, Lyla Lewis, and Fern Maltby.  A lovely poem, “Failure or Success”, was composed and given by Helen Johnson.  The meeting was closed with the benediction.

 

The Aberfoyle Euchre Club met on Thursday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Warren, with a large number of the members present.  The high scores for the evening were captured by Mrs. Ward and Len Ord, the lone hands by Harold Bell, and the consolation prize by Charlie Lewis.  Refreshments were served and a social time spent by all.  A hearty vote of thanks was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Warren and son, Tom, for the hospitality shown.

 

Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

March 11th 1938.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Ord were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Manary and family, of Glenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Small and Mr. and Mrs. Hood, of Valens, and Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ord, of Guelph.

 

Miss Helen Johnson spent the weekend with her parents, in Hamilton.

 

Misses Iva and Fern Maltby, Eleanor Bell, Lyla Lewis, and Messrs. John Tawse, Orton Maltby, George Lewis, Jack Bell, Arthur Crosbie, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Tawse attended the skating carnival in Toronto, on Tuesday.

 

The weekly meeting of the Aberfoyle Y.P.S. was held on Sunday evening.  It was decided to postpone the St. Patrick’s Day social until March 21st.  Lyla Lewis presided for the rest of the meeting.  The Scripture lesson was read by Phyllis Wingrove.  An interesting topic on “Nature” was given by Iva Maltby.  Ruth Ord gave a reading.  A Biblical contest was held, with Fern Maltby and Andrew Ord having most correct answers.  The meeting closed with a hymn and the Mizpah benediction.

 

from the Guelph Mercury newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The Aberfoyle News

April 18th 1938.

 

Mrs. Jack Tolton and children, of Arkell, visited on Tuesday with her mother, Mrs. Maltby.