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August 22, 2012

Photo Archive: Facey, Elgie & Wilford Families

Aren't family treasures wonderful? A few days ago hubs resurrected dozens of photos from the late 1800s, early 1900s that were found in his great aunt's house after her demise.

He can identify many of the people, but there are dozens of photographs (I haven't counted them all yet) and probably half of those are of people not known to him. We'll start posting these photos here on Olive Tree Genealogy blog in hopes descendants will spot an ancestor.  Please let us know if you do.

The great aunt who owned these photos was an Elgie from the St. Mary's Ontario area, whose mother was a Facey. Extended family members in the photographs are from the Facey and Wilford families.

These two photos are of hubs' great-grandmother Mary Louise Facey. She was born in 1882 in W. Nissouri Township, Middlesex County Ontario to parents Samuel Facey and Margaret Wilford. Mary Louise married William Elgie and they settled in St. Mary's, Blanchard Township, Perth County.



Diana Bobo said...

I only know my Great Aunt Mary Elgie as a widow. These pictures are wonderful!!! Thanks for preserving them.

It always amazes me that these farm families had such beautiful clothes.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

So glad you spotted them Diana - I was pretty sure you would though :-) We have other photos of Mary and hubby which I'll ask Bri to send me.

They are already scanned but not included in these posts as they weren't in his Aunt Florence's possession. Mary Louise was such a beautiful woman! we have her chair that she sat in every day as she looked out her window and tsked over scandalous modern day behaviour :-)

Mariann Regan said...

She is beautiful. And what an elegant expression on her face -- dignified but not "prideful," as they used to call it.

Epson Photo Paper Supplier said...

Priceless images you have here. Great to know these photos were preserved.