Elgin Branch News

GAR marker replaced for Civil War Vet Octavius Wallace

From the St. Thomas Times Journal by Laura Broadley

http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2018/07/04/american-civil-war-veteran-grave-marker-returns-to-st-thomas

“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

New Women’s Institute book published on Elgin County

Mary Clutterbuck publishes new book on the history of the Women’s Institute organisation in Elgin County.

http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2018/03/09/womens-institute-launches-book-detailing-local-history

“The book is 200 pages filled with 70 personal stories, Women’s Institute histories, Women’s Institute communities and lots of complementary photos.”

St. Thomas Times-Journal 2013 and 2014 Indexes posted to web site

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.

Check out the new Indexes at:

Combined STTJ & AE


STTJ 2014 Jul – Dec

A big Thankyou to our transcribers Pat Temple and Carol VanHarn!