From the St. Thomas Times Journal by Laura Broadley
“The grave of a St. Thomas native and American Civil War veteran was returned to its proper form with the replacement of a Grand Army of the Republic grave marker this week.
Octavius Wallace’s final rest place is in the Old St. Thomas Church cemetery on Walnut Street. He served in the Union Army but his life began in 1835 when he was born in St. Thomas.”
Civil War Veterans from Elgin County compiled by Bruce Johnson and Bob Moore
Mary Clutterbuck publishes new book on the history of the Women’s Institute organisation in Elgin County.
“The book is 200 pages filled with 70 personal stories, Women’s Institute histories, Women’s Institute communities and lots of complementary photos.”
We have now uploaded to the Elgin OGS Ancestors Indexes the St. Thomas Times-Journal Indexes for 2013 July- Dec and 2014.
As always our Research Team and Lookup specialists can provide copies through our Lookup Service. Quick service now with our PayPal account.
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The Aylmer Express newspaper serving Aylmer and Malahide area has given their website a new look and is now formatted for mobile devices. Obituaries are now included in the free online shortened addition. The full weekly paper issued on Wednesdays still requires a subscription.
Aylmer Express Obituaries
And an updated Aylmer Express Facebook Page
An interesting St. Thomas Times-Journal Veterans Day story of searching and finding Elgin Regiment Trooper Franklin A. LANG (1925-1977)
by Meghan Lang-Ferguson
Special to the Times-Journal
Researchers to the St. Thomas Library, Thorman Room please note:
“The elevator at STPL will be out of commission from 6 July to about the 12 August. The only access to the Local History area (George Thorman Room) will be via the stairs. Some of the handicapped people may want to plan a research trip to avoid this.”
We are now linking service file images for Elgin County First World War Soldiers to our Age Shall Not Weary Them publication.
Search the Archives Canada First World War Files
Here is a sample for Elgin County Soldier Walter Everard Alway Brown