Aylmer Express Indexes

Index to

The Aylmer Express newspaper

Aylmer, Ontario Canada

To obtain photocopies of the articles from microfilm, see our Lookup Policy

Currently posted

1890 – 1906     1907 – 1909

1910 – 1914     1915 – 1919

1920 – 1924     1925 – 1929

1930 – 1934     1935 – 1939

1940 – 1944     1945 – 1949

1950 – 1959     1960 – 1964

1965 – 1969     1970 – 1979

1980 – 1989

1990    1991    1992    1993    1994

1995    1996    1997    1998    1999

2009    2010     2011    2012    2013

The following original print newspapers are held at the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives

Contact – Amanda Vandenwyngaert – 519 773-9723

Aylmer Express

1881 – May 27

1884 – July 11

1884 – July 18

1884 – July 25 – Long death notice and inquest for William KILMER, who was killed by a train.

1884 – Oct 3 – Death of Andrew WHITESIDE, TEEPLE and HERENDON

1887 – Dec 23 – Death of Matthew FULLERTON. Mr. RICHARDSON accident

1888 – June 22

1888 – Oct 5

1889 – Jan 4

1889 – Dec 6

1890 – Feb 28

The Aylmer Paper

1874 – Aug 7

The Aylmer Sun

1890 July 24

The Tillsonburg Advertiser

1883 Nov Vol 3, No.

Rodney Chronicle

1885 May 11

Aylmer Sun

Shelf 1

1890

1891

1892 – missing

1893

Shelf 2

1894

1895

1896

1897

Shelf 3

1898

1899

1900

Shelf 4

1901

1902

1903

1904

Shelf 5

1905

1906

1907

1908

1909 – doesn’t fit on shelf

1910 missing

Introduction To Aylmer Newspapers

(updated 28 March 2014)

The first paper published in Aylmer may have been the Aylmer Warder which according to the St. Thomas Weekly Dispatch of Spring 1858 was copying articles from the Dispatch. Then came the Aylmer Herald whose first issue was on the 5th March 1857. After the Herald went out of publication, it was succeeded by the revitalized Aylmer Warder who published again on 1st December 1867. It ran for about one year and then went out of business. On 18th September 1869 Mr. Aldrich published the Aylmer Enterprise. In 1873 Mr. Pankhurst took over and renamed it the Aylmer Paper. This paper was published until September 1879. The Aylmer Paper began publication again on 10th October 1879. The name was changed to the Aylmer Express on 1st January 1880. On 27th November the semi-weekly Sun began publication. It failed in 1887. Under a new owner it was renamed the Aylmer Sun. Both the Aylmer Express and the Aylmer Sun ran papers in Aylmer until 1915. Under new owners the Sun became the East Elgin Reformer and later the East Elgin Tribune. On 19th March 1921 the Aylmer Express masthead included the East Elgin Tribune (Aldrich’s Pocket Directory of the Town of Aylmer, April 1881; article from Aylmer Express, 7th May 1997).

Unfortunately, few copies of the Aylmer Express exists prior to December 1890. Beginning with the issues published in December, 1890, the Aylmer Express is available to researchers on microfilm at the Elgin County Archives, and at the Aylmer Public Library. This extraction and indexing project has been prepared primarily with the genealogist in mind, but some items relating to local history have been noted.

Type of Information Extracted for this Project

Items of greatest interest to genealogists found in this index are births, deaths, marriages, engagements, birthdays, and anniversaries.

Other items extracted deal with business and industry, major church events (cornerstone layings, openings, special anniversaries) and major fires. Items dealing with these topics are found at the beginning of this file under “Local History Items”