Category Archives: Connecting People

Griffin Family Inquiry

Reid Dickie Today I received this inquiry: Hello, I’m the curator at the Wellington County Museum and Archives near Fergus, Ontario and am looking into the William James Griffin Jr. family of Shoal Lake. William’s uncle, William A. Griffin, was … Continue reading

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Requesting info on Charles Concordia

I received this contact from Don Menzies: This is a long shot but I recently heard a story that might be true.  During WW1, a boy from New York state spent a year or two with relatives (possibly) in Shoal … Continue reading

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Phoenix Family History Request

Reid Dickie I received this email from Robert Boynton in Calgary this weekend. The homestead was between Shoal Lake and Strathclair. If anyone has information to help out Robert, he came be emailed at rctboynton@shaw.ca Robert’s email: Thanks for having this website. The Phoenix family … Continue reading

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So God Made a Farmer

Since Dodge Ram’s use of Paul Harvey’s speech in their Super Bowl ad has caused such a flurry, I thought I’d investigate the speech. Originally read to a gathering of the Future Farmers of America in 1978, Harvey’s speech was … Continue reading

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Bell Family Information Requested

The SL History blog received the following contact from Sue Visser at genealgal2@execulink.com Hello. I’m trying to find information about Donald and Mary (McCannel) Bell and children Flora and Katie who emigrated to Shoal Lake from the Isle of Islay, Argyll, … Continue reading

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Who in the World Is Interested in Shoal Lake?

Reid Dickie Turns out, lots of people from most every continent! One of the statistics that WordPress supplies to bloggers breaks down visits to the SL History blog by country. With the blog now approaching 8000 hits, I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Request for Information on Krawczuk, Kilimnik, Weselak Relatives

UPDATE: This blog is working! Seven hours after the post below went up, Susan sent this response: Thank you, I believe this Anthony to be my Anthony’s uncle, and the brother John mentioned would be his father. Thank you again … Continue reading

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Menzies Family Information

I received this email with information on Douglas Menzies from Ian Menzies at ianmmenzies@gmail.com Thanks Ian. I was able to dig up a bit in on of my father’s family trees: Douglas William (1919 – 1977) was the first child of … Continue reading

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Edmunds Family Inquiry

I received this email from Paul Tuttle ptuttle@extendicare.com  asking about Edmunds family information and contacts: Looking for any information relating to Frank Arthur Edmunds family of Shoal Lake. I do have a picture of the family from a Shoal Lake … Continue reading

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Family History Questions – comment from Robert Reid

I received this email from Shoal Laker Robert Reid at  rgr1@live.ca regarding the recent inquires about the Menzies family and Kelloe School: Just an update on some history about the Oakburn Menzies. If I were Sylvia I would keep trying to glean … Continue reading

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