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Obituary: “Alonzo Rapelje Called by Death: Member of one of Elgin’s pioneer families”, St. Thomas Times-Journal, January 17, 1952.

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Elgin County Archives
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Ian D. Cameron Collection
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Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1952
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Location
R11 S5 Sh5 B1 F4
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Elgin County Archives
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Ian D. Cameron Collection
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Item
Accession Number
2011-10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
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R11 S5 Sh5 B1 F4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1952
Series
Ian D. Cameron Collection - Historical Records Series
Scope and Content
Alonzo Rapelje Called by Death: Member of one of Elgin’s pioneer families
Name Access
Rapelje (family)
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Old St. Thomas Church - 140th Anniversary

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1964
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 11
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1964
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Old St. Thomas Church file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 13, 1964 on the occasion of the church's 140th anniversary, with captions:
"First Graves - When Captain Daniel Rapelje settled on what is now the site of the Old St. Thomas Church, two of his sons died within a year. They were buried at a site shown above marked by the horizontal slab. A few years later, Captain Rapelje deeded the present site for a graveyard and church site. The deed was recorded in 1821 and the church built in 1824." (C8 Sh3 B1 F1 11a)
"Flower Bed - One of the pleasant additions to the Old St. Thomas Church graveyard is this attractive flower bed. It was made possible through a bequest of $24,000 in 1961 by a wealthy Detroit bachelor whose parents are buried in the cemetery. The bequest has allowed the directors of the church tohire a full-time caretaker, Joseph Topfner. Mr. Topfner is in the process of straightening the leaning old tombstones and improving the landscaping in general." (C8 Sh3 B1 F1 11b)
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Old St. Thomas Church
Old English Church
Old St. Thomas Church Cemetery
Rapelje (family)
Rapelje, Daniel
Subject Access
Newspapers
Churches
Historic Sites
Heritage Buildings
Cemeteries
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Old St. Thomas Church - 143rd Anniversary

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1967
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 18
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 18
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1967
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Old St. Thomas Church file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 22.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 20, 1967 with caption: "Historic Landmark - The Old St. Thomas Church on Walnut Street will be 143 years old on June 21 of this year. Of those years, all but 50 have seen the church being used. The towering steeple is well known to area residents, who still use the building for special summer worship services. The church was erected in 1824, after Captain Daniel Rapelje, one of the first settlers in this area, conveyed by deed two acres of land from his grant to the Lord Bishop of Quebec for the creation of a churchyard and the erection of a church. The graves of Captain Rapelje and his two sons are to be seen in the churchyard even today. The gothic steeple was added to the church in 1827, with the help of a monetary donation from none other than Colonel Thomas Talbot himself. Colonel Talbot was the British officer sent by the Crown to command the area around what was then a garrison of the British Empire."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Old St. Thomas Church
Old English Church
Old St. Thomas Church Cemetery
Rapelje (family)
Rapelje, Daniel
Talbot, Thomas
Subject Access
Newspapers
Churches
Historic Sites
Heritage Buildings
Cemeteries
Images
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Old St. Thomas Church - Pageant of the Past Commemorates 150th Anniversary

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1974
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 26
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 26
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1974
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Old St. Thomas Church file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 21.5 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 15, 1974 with caption: "Historic Conversation - At Friday night's Pageant of the Past, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Old English Church, this episode depicts Daniel Rapelje offering the land including his two sons' graves as a site for a new church. The year was 1820. Shown here, left to right, are Rev. Brian Holt as Rev. Charles Stewart, who accepted the land; George Thorman as Colonel Thomas Talbot, the founder of the Talbot Settlement; and Dr. George Sloan, as Daniel Rapelje, St. Thomas' first citizen."
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Old St. Thomas Church
Old English Church
Thorman, George
Rapelje (family)
Rapelje, Daniel
Talbot Settlement
Talbot, Thomas
Subject Access
Newspapers
Churches
Historic Sites
Heritage Buildings
Images
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Old St. Thomas Church - Rapelje Family Descendants Attend Plaque Unveiling

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
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Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1959
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 9
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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C8 Sh3 B1 F1 9
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1959
Publication
Published in the Bygone Days section of the St. Thomas Times-Journal and on the Archives' flickr site: June 27, 2012.
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - Old St. Thomas Church file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published June 22, 1959 with caption: "Rapelje Descendents - Many direct descendants of Captain Daniel Rapelje, founder of St. Thomas, and donor of the land on which the Old St. Thomas Church stands, gathered at St. Thomas on Sunday afternoon (June 21, 1959) for the unveiling of an historical plaque in front of the old building. After the unveiling ceremony, the descendants held an informal reunion, most of them visiting the grave of Captain Rapelje a short distance from the plaque. In the above photo, the Rapeljes, from many parts of Ontario and the United States, pause after the church service."
Second man from the right in the back row is Clifford ("Cliff") Rapelje Couse, b. 10 June 1885, d. 29 March 1969, buried in South Park Cemetery, St. Thomas. At his left shoulder is his wife, Mary ("May") Frances Free Couse, b. 26 December 1883 at Lakeview, d. 31 October 1985 at Memorial Continuing Care Hospital, St. Thomas, aged 101.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Old St. Thomas Church
Old English Church
Rapelje, Daniel
Rapelje (family)
Subject Access
Newspapers
Churches
Historic Sites
Heritage Buildings
Historic Plaques
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St. Thomas City Hall - Ceremony Honouring First St. Thomas Citizen

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Elgin County Archives
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St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1959
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Location
C9 Sh2 B1 F51 11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds
Creator
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2008-01
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh2 B1 F51 11
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1959
Series
St. Thomas Times-Journal fonds - St. Thomas City Hall file
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13.5 x 25.5 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Two black and white photographs used in St. Thomas Times-Journal article published September 24, 1959 with captions:
" St. Thomas Public and Seperate School grade VII students not only learned about early St. Thomas history yesterday (September 23, 1959) but they had an afternoon free from school studies as well. In the above picture, they await the start of the ceremony commemorating Capt. Daniel Rapelje, this city's first citizen." (11a)
" Hon. Bryan L. Cathcart, Minister of Travel and Publicity, was guest speaker at the City Hall ceremony on Wednesday and stressed the importance of Canadian history to more than 200 school children. In the above picture, Mr. Cathcart begins his address while seated are from left to right: Monseigneur W.S. Morrison, Mayor Vincent A. Barrie, Reeve J.B. Wilson of S. Dorchester, and Rev. J.K. West. Standing at the rear is Constable Robert Rapelje, who unveiled the plaque in honor of his great-grandfather, Capt. Daniel Rapelje." (11b) CHLO Radio, St. Thomas microphone is visible.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
St. Thomas Times-Journal
St. Thomas City Hall
Rapelje (family)
Rapelje, Daniel
CHLO Radio
Subject Access
Newspapers
Public Buildings
Heritage Buildings
Images
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St. Thomas Lodge of Friendship documents, 1818

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Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawings
Date Range
1818
Accession Number
2015-26
Storage Location
Box 226, File 31
M1
R11 S4 Sh6 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2015-26
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 226, File 31
M1
R11 S4 Sh6 B4
GMD
architectural drawings
Date Range
1818
Scope and Content
Original and digitized copies of St. Thomas Lodge of Friendship documents:
Indenture of deed dated August 12, 1818, whereby Daniel Rapelje sells to officers of St. Thomas Lodge 30 (Schismatic) Grand Lodge of Upper Canada property for the purpose of erecting a lodge building. Witnessed by Mahlon Burwell, Master; Gilman Wilson, Senior Warden; G. James Rapelje (son of Daniel Rapelje); and Horace Foster (son-in-law of Daniel Rapelje). (ECVFB226F31a,b)
Charter or warrant dated March 20, 1818 for St. Thomas Lodge 30, (Schismatic) Grand Lodge of Upper Canada, issued by Robert Kerr, Provincial Grand Master and witnessed by John Burch, Provincial Grand Secretary. (ECVFB226F31c)
Digitized copies in ECVF B 226, File 31. Original documents in M1.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Rapelje (family)
Rapelje, Daniel
Subject Access
Masons
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