Advertisement for the Millcreek Estates, including an illustrated map of the subdivision, 1997. The map was designed and illustrated by Catharine Spratley. The ad was taken from the St. Thomas Times-Journal, February 14, 1997.
Photo of Miss Sifton, another teacher and three girls on graduation day. Verso: "F. S., Dr. McCready, Mary Coxon, Robin Sterling, Chris, McLachlin". Duplicate of: R6 S3 Sh4 B2 #199 - verso: "Dr. Margaret McCready - Commencement speaker. Girl on right is Sheilah Gordon McLachlin's daughter and May Queen". From mount - R. - Chris McLachlin, Centre - Robin Sterling". Stamp: "James Cowlard - Freelance Photographer, 35 Ross St. St. Thomas., ME. 1-8284".
Ken Verrell Collection - St. Thomas History series
0.1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a brochure published in circa 1947 titled "The New Andersons Unfolds", featuring interior images and descriptions of departments. Also contains the "Book of Rules" published by the Anderson Company Ltd. in circa 1940s. File also includes correspondence addressed to Don Anderson from Dr. Frank E. Bennett, regarding Anderson's War Savings activities and inquiring if Anderson would be interested in selling corsages in support of the war effort. Finally, this file includes two certificates issued to Andersons Limited, recognizing that they have purchased bonds of the eigth and ninth Victory Loan, exceeding the amount of their objective. The certificates were issued April-May 1945 and October-November 1945, respectively.
Kenneth Williamson fonds - Miscellaneous records series
History / Biographical
Kenneth "Ken" McIver Williamson was born in Kintore, Ontario on December 18, 1913 to Harry and Edna (nee McIver) Williamson. He was married to Olive Norah Williamson (nee Pickston) in 1958 and was predeceased by his first wife, Edith L. Williamson (nee Row) in 1957. He had one daughter, Mary E. Stout, who died in 1996.
Williamson was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas and formerly of St. Paul's United Church, Aylmer. Throughout his life, Ken was involved in several businesses. He owned Glencoe Creamery (1937 - 1938), Aylmer Dairy (1938-1941), Home Dairy, Bakery and Cafeteria in St.Thomas (1942-1945) and Avon Milling Company.
Williamson built and operated the Royal Theatre in West Lorne with his partner Bob McEwan. He also built the Strand Theatre in Aylmer 1947, and owned the Aylmer Bank of Montreal building until was destroyed by fire in 1959. He worked also worked as a real estate agent, as well as in general insurance. He was eventually employed by Denton-Vance Insurance in Tillsonburg.
Williamson was also active in municipal politics, serving on Aylmer Town Council and as Reeve from 1952-1956. He was Warden of Elgin County in 1954, a member of the Board of Governors of Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas from 1952-1954 and for the St.Thomas Elgin General Hospital from 1954-1978, also serving as Chairman from 1955-1957.
Williamson was a member of McColl Lodge 386, West Lorne, affiliated with Malahide Lodge 140, Aylmer in 1940, and was a Past Master and a Life Member. He was a life Member and Past Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, a 33rd Degree Mason and a member of the Mocha Shrine in London, Ontario.
Scope and Content
Location Plan for Aylmer Dairy, dated March 16, 1938. Aylmer Dair was owned and operated by Kenneth Williamson and was located on John Street in Aylmer, Ontario.