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C.W. Ellis fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
C.W. Ellis fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B1
GMD
graphic material
objects
Date Range
[190?]-1909
Physical Description
263 photographs : b&w and col.
1 photograph album cover : 28 x 36.5 cm
History / Biographical
Calvin Winslow Ellis was born April 2, 1877 in Aylmer, Ontario, the son of Isaac Newton Ellis, a carriage maker, and Alma Jane (Calvert) Ellis. Ellis moved to St. Thomas, Ontario c. 1902. In 1906 he worked as an automobile agent. From c. 1913 to 1916 Ellis worked as operator and projectionist at the Star Theatre, 467 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. From c. 1918 until his death in 1935, Ellis worked as an electrical contractor (briefly partnering with Harry W. Beck in business as Ellis & Beck, Electrical Contractors, 12 Metcalfe Street, St. Thomas, c. 1920), electrician and (from c. 1927) proprietor of an electrical repair business at 1 White St., St. Thomas. He married Louise B. Ellis c. 1927. Ellis died February 6, 1935 and was buried in Aylmer Cemetery.
Custodial History
Part of the collection of the Elgin County Pioneer Museum, under accession number B.d.2 Transferred to the Archives from the Elgin County Museum in March, 2007.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken and/or collected by Calvin Winslow Ellis, St Thomas, Ontario, perhaps in his capacity as a member of the St. Thomas Camera Club. Fonds includes portraits and other images of Ellis' friends and family; landscape photographs showing various picturesque locations, primarily in Elgin County but also in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, Elora, Delhi and Elmira, Ontario; numerous images of civic buildings, public infrastructure, businesses, bridges, streets and private residences in and around St. Thomas, Ontario; several images documenting the property and activities of various railway companies, including the London and Port Stanley Railway Company, the Michigan Central Railway and the Pere Marquette Railway; several images featuring early automobiles; and numerous images showing various locations in and around Port Stanley, Ontario, including the village itself, its harbour, its rail yards, summer cottages, the waterfront, Orchard Beach and Hill Crest.
Name Access
Ellis, C.W.
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Port Stanley (Ont.)
St. Thomas Camera Club
London and Port Stanley Railway
London and Port Stanley Toll Road
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
Pere Marquette Railway
Subject Access
Photography
Automobiles
Bridges
Bridges- railroad
Business and Industry
Railways

Michigan Central Railroad Employees Band

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1920
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B2 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Creator
John Jackson
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B2 F3
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1920
Publication
Published in "Harvest of Memories: Elgin's History Through a Photographer's Lens-Volume II" on page 161.
Series
Anderson family fonds - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25 cm on sheet 29 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the Michigan Central Railroad Employees Band, St. Thomas, Ontario, posed on the front steps of the Elgin County Court House, 1920. John Jackson photograph. Standing, left to right: P. Cain (President), R. Eddleston (Secretary), Ed. Mitchener, P. Powless, Ed. McGhee, R. Knight, Wm. Waters, R. Bell, Wm. Smith, Wm. Robinson, Fred. Hardy, C.W. Adams (Hon. Secretary), E.R. Webb (Hon. President). Sitting, middle row, left to right: F. Crute, J. Gant, E. Andrews, W. Taylor (Leader), F. McLauchlan, W. Barnwell, S. Read, J. Atkinson. Sitting, front row, left to right: J. Mitchener, J. Schuyler, D. Wilkinson, C. Hayden, A. Demcie, A. Allen, Chas. Rowe." Peter Powless, 190064 served in the First World War as a member of the 91st Battalion. This photograph was published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal, July 24, 1920, p. 9.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railway
Michigan Central Railroad
St. Thomas (Ont.)
91st Battalion
Elgin County Courthouse
Subject Access
Elgin County Courthouse
First World War
Music
First Nations
Aboriginal Peoples
Native Peoples
91st Battalion
Railways
Images