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January 22, 2016

A Suitcase of Memories: Eastern Star Banquet 1944

This is the suitcase that was given to my husband last week. It came from his great-aunt Florence Elgie's home after her death.

We removed the items carefully (see below) and started sorting them. There were many school exercise books, dozens of songs written by Florence's father William Elgie, and other miscellaneous items. 

The first one we are featuring is a small booklet for St. Marys Chapter No. 121 Order of the Eastern Star Banquet.

The Banquet was in honour of Sister Sparling D.D.G.M. and was held on Friday October 27, 1944 in Knox Church in St. Mary's. Inside is a list of names of Officers which may be of interest to any descendants.

The name Mrs. Florence Hooper, Warder is Florence Elgie, owner of the suitcase.

Here are the names:

Miss Helen Grieve
Mr. George Muma
Mrs. Irene McTaggart
Mr. Archie Montgomery
Mrs. Annie Stanley 
Miss Hattie Mayler
Miss Roberta Sparling
Mrs. Annie Bragg
Mrs. Lena Muma
Mrs. Aileen Marriott
Mrs. Linda Parsons
Miss Mary Forrest
Mrs. Marjorie Butters
Mrs. Florence Willard
Mrs. Lottie Hall
Mrs. Gertrude Egan
Mrs. Florence Hooper
Mr. Herbert Sparling


Patricia Dever said...

Thank you for the great ideas. I have 2 boxes of memorabilia of my grandmother's when she was a Rebekah in Montreal.

Anonymous said...

This is a great 'gift' to have. It's wonderful that this history has been gathered and saved by the family. I'm sure they know it is in good hands with you.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

You were given a treasure!

Angie Wilderman said...

How do you plan to preserve these items? I ask because I also have a mountain of artifacts, letters, photographs, etc.

Johann H Claassen said...