My favourite part of haying was being allowed to do the raking with the Dan horse. This old fellow knew exactly what to do. He would stop at each windrow while I tripped the rake.
When I finished the field across the brook and headed home, I noticed a couple of the neighbours talking to Dad.
The conversation dealt with the great crop of hay that farmers were harvesting this summer due to the right kind of weather. It didnít seem to bother them that the barns were filled and haystacks were needed. In fact, I think they all had smiles on their faces.
You might say, I too am smiling at the great crop of queries that I have been harvesting, thanks to the response of readers. Thus, the column this week will be devoted to queries.
Walsh - Holder: I am searching for information concerning my grandmother, Violet Walsh, who spent summers in the1890s or thereabouts, at the home of Gilbert Walsh at or near Long Reach. She was also acquainted with Mr. Ed Holder of that area. Any help would be greatly appreciated
-David Graham, 1343 Broadway, South Portland, Maine, USA, 04106. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballanger - Estey - Seven Mile House: I am searching for information on a farm in Island View, just 7 miles north of Fredericton. James and Gertrude Ballanger received this property sometime after 1908. It was previously owned by the Estey family. At one time this was a thriving hotel called "The Seven Mile House".
-Debbie Greer, 408-18th Street, High River, AB, Canada, T1V 1W3. E-mail
Dalzell - Galbraith - Baird: I am searching for information on the siblings and parents of George Young Dalzell 1853-1921 who was born in Lorneville. He married Susie Galbraith 1856-1923. George was keeper of Swallow Tail Light, Grand Manan from 1893 - 1912. His death certificate states his father was William Dalzell, born in Ireland and his mother as Margaret Baird, born in Ireland.
-Denise Reynolds, 1322 Roseberry Cresc., Oakville, ON, Canada, L6M 1W1. E-mail to email@example.com.
Flanagan - McDonough. Christopher Flanagan (1765) and Honora McDonough (1786) came from Ireland to Saint John, New Brunswick about 1822 with three children. Their son Thomas was baptized at St. Malachyís Church in 1825. In 1830 the family moved to Stoneham, Quebec. I am interested in locating information on this family during their time spent in New Brunswick.
-Don Michaud, 361 Armstrong Street, Rosemere, Quebec, Canada, J7A 1V8. E-mail to HALFHOT@webtv.net.
Strong - Bell: I am looking for any informationon on the family of Adam Robert Strong, born in Salmon Creek and Harriet Maud Bell, born in Waterford who were married 11 October 1906 in Sussex, New Brunswick. They had four boys, George, Cyril, Cecil and Ralph. During World War I, Adam Robert Strong married while in England. If there is any family still in New Brunswick, we would love to hear from you.
-Donna Carter, 119 Woodside Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba. E-mal firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society is holding their Second Annual Genealogical Fair on Sept. 21, 2002 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Millidgeville North High School, Woodward Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick.
Admission is Free!
No Registration is required
Visit the website of the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society at www.nbgssj.ca for more information.
Ruby M. Cusack is a genealogy buff living in Saint John. Send your queries to her at: 47 Jean St., Saint John, N.B., Canada, E2J 1J8. Or E-mail her at email@example.com. Include your name and mailing address for the benefit of those who do not have access to E-mail. Please put Family Surname followed by the word 'Query' in the subject line. That is Smith & Jones - Query.
Ruby has a "Family History" column in the Telegraph-Journal on Tuesdays