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September 24, 2012

Hooper-Squires Photo Archives Treasure No. 3: The Squires House ca 1900

This is the third photo in our collection of rescued photographs of the Hooper and Squires families of St. Mary's Ontario Canada.

To view all the photos in this collection as they are published here on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, click on Hooper-Squires Photo Archives link.

We think these are three Squires (or Squire) sisters (possibly Ettie, Bertha & Ida) and their mother Louisa in front of the Squires house, circa early 1900s. They lived in the country outside of St. Mary's Ontario but sadly we don't know the exact location.

The Squire(s) family is found in the 1901 census for Blanshard Twp, Perth County Ontario. The family consisted of parents George & Louisa (nee Gunning) Squires both aged 43 and ten children: Ettie Eliza 21, Bertha Louise 21, Ida Maud 18, Harry (Harvey) Russell 17, Lottie May 14, Francis Chester 12,  Verda Pearl 10, Edgar Victor 8, Martha I. 4, Nelson Wilbert 2

It was Ettie Eliza who later married Edgar John Hooper and the photos were in the possession of their son Wilbert aka Wib Hooper.

George Squires son of William and Mary Ann Squires, married Louisa Augusta Gunning daughter of William & Sarah Gunning, in St. Mary's on 23 October 1878.


The Grandmother Here said...

The exact location of the family home might be in someone's death record.

Is Wilbert George Hooper the husband of Florence Marion Elgie?

Olive Tree Genealogy said...

Diana - yes Wib was Brian's Aunt Florence's husband. The photos were in her home when it was cleared out after her death.

I was hoping the house location would be on a census but 1901 doesn't record that. I'll keep hunting!

The Grandmother Here said...

Last Name Squires
First Name Thomas
Post Office Whalan
Township Blanshard
County Perth
Atlas Date 1879
Concession XI
Lot 4
60 acres

Olive Tree Genealogy said...

I don't know what the relationship of Thomas was to George. Brothers? Cousins? No relationship? I dunno enough about the family yet :-)

Anonymous said...

In September you said you didn’t know where their house was

If you Look at This will show a number of Gunnings in the Area near Whalen there is also a Thomas Squire in 1879

In 1909 Harvey was Married and Verda was a witness and stated she lived Whalen ----as she was at Home in the 1911 census they must Live close to that point as it had a post Office in 1879 and that must be where their mail came from

My feelings is they either took over one of Gunnings farms or Purchased a farm but it would be not too far from that Point

Whalen is now Whalen Corners on Hwy 23 just as it enters Perth

Hope this Helps