Elgin County Archives and Museum

West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance - Opening New Office

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 13, 1988
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B3 179
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B3 179
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 13, 1988
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w negative ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Five black-and-white negative photographs featuring staff of West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance at the opening of their new office, on October 13, 1988.
W9 B3 179a was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 13, 1988, with the caption: "Agent - Michael Popovich."
W9 B3 179c was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 13, 1988, with the caption: "Board Chairman - John Hux. Directors - Adjustors: Ron McIntyre and Brian McGill."
W9 B3 179e was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 13, 1988, with the caption: "West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company President John Hux and Aldborough directors Ron McIntyre and Brian McGill, will welcome everyone to the company's new full service office in Rodney, Saturday afternoon, when the ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 2 o'clock, followed by coffee, donuts, and tours. Other company officials will attend the Open House to see thier new office and meet visitors."
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne (Ont.)
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
West Lorne Sun
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

West Elgin Mutual - Grand Opening

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 20, 1988
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B3 180
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B3 180
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 20, 1988
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w negative ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Five black-and-white negative photographs featuring the grand opening of West Elgin Mutual, on October 20, 1988.
W9 B3 180e was published in the West Lorne Sun on October 20, 1988, with the caption: "Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Saturday afternoon at West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company's new Rodney office, where Pres. John Hux, Aldborough Reeve Dan Perovich and Rodney Reeve C. I. Black had the honor of cutting the ribbon. Holding it at left is director Brian McGill. At the right are former President Norman McWilliam, Agent Serge Lebedz, and holding the ribbon at right is Director Rob McIntyre. Watching from behind are manager Don Mylrea, Agent Mike Popvich and Director Larry McLeod. Manager Mylrea made a short address, as did Pres. John Hux. Reeves Perovich and Black expressed best wishes and congratulations from township and the village."
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne (Ont.)
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
West Lorne Sun
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Serge Lebedz - Manager of West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurannce Co.

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 12, 1988
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
W9 B7 363
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
W9 B7 363
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
October 12, 1988
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9.5 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
One black-and-white photograph featuring Serge Lebedz, the manager at West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, on October 12, 1988.
W9 B7 363 was featured in the West Lorne Sun on October 12, 1988, in an advertisement for "West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company's Open House at the new Rodney Office, 239A Furnival Road."
Name Access
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne Sun
Rodney (Ont.)
West Lorne (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
November 28, 1968
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 328
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Harley Lashbrook Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2016-09
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 328
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
November 28, 1968
Series
Harley Lashbrook Collection - Photographs series
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 7.5 x 5.5 cm, 7.5 x 3.5 cm
Scope and Content
Two black-and-white photographs featuring Don Mylrea, on November 28, 1968.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 328 was published in the West Lorne Sun on November 28th, 1968, with the caption: "Donald Mylrea was the successful candidate among eleven seeking the secretary-treasurer-ship of Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Don replaced Clarence Blue of Wallacetown, who has been secretary-treasurer of the company for the last 25 years. His resignation was submitted recently and accepted with regret by directors."
Name Access
Rodney (Ont.)
Rodney Mercury
West Lorne Sun
West Lorne (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Retirement
Farming
Images

Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company employees

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880s
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B7 F6 27
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Don Cosens Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-58
Storage Room
Archives 4th Floor Storage Room
Storage Location
M5 S1 Sh1 B7 F6 27
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1880s
Series
Don Cosens Collection- Photographs series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
A black and white postcard photograph showing employees of the Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company. From left to right, the individual pictured are: Charles Locke, George Westlake, Samuel Buck, William G. Saunders, Seth W. Zavitz, William H. Elliott (Secretary/Treasurer from 1888-1918) and William L. Vansyckle.
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Ken Verrell Collection - Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1925-1984
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1925-1984
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Chesapeake and Ohio Railway records series
Physical Description
25.9 cm of textual records
121 plans
14 booklets
5 prints
Scope and Content
Series contains records created by the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railway. Series is comprised of the following subseries and files: Correspondence subseries
Files:
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F22: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1931-1981
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F23: Correspondence regarding property in Erieau, Ontario
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F24: Internal correspondence regarding a stalled engine
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F25: Correspondence regarding an agreement between the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and Perfect Circle - Victor Division, VNG Auto Parts Ltd.
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F26: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway correspondence related to derailments and derricks
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F27: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway correspondence relating to a track extension in Wallaceburg, Ontario
R4 S5 Sh1 B5 F28: Correspondence regarding implementing a 40 hour work week Administrative records subseries
R4 S6 Sh3 B7 F1: Miscellaneous reports
R4 S6 Sh3 B7 F2: Fire insurance documents
R4 S6 Sh3 B7 F3: Internal bulletins and notices
R4 S6 Sh3 B7 F4: Train orders and clearance forms
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F7: Miscellaneous administrative records
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F8: Publications and manuals
Ephemera subseries
R4 S6 Sh3 B7 F5: Ephemera - timetables
R4 S6 Sh3 B7 F6: Ephemera – Chessie mascot Employee records subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F1: Employee compensation
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F2: Miscellaneous employee records
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F3: Employee lists
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F4: Seniority lists, 1925-1937
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F5: Seniority lists, 1938-1943
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F6: Seniority lists, 1943-1946
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F7: Seniority lists, 1945-1953
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F8: Seniority lists, 1952-1957
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F9: Seniority lists, 1958-1960
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F10: Seniority lists, 1961
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F11: Seniority lists, 1962-1967
R4 S5 Sh1 B6 F12: Seniority lists, 1932 and 1943 (typed and bound)
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F1: Seniority lists, 1972-1977
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F2: Seniority lists, 1982-1984 Agreements subseries
File:
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F3: Agreements and contracts Maps, plans and blueprints subseries
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F4: Maps and plans – Elgin County
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F5: Plans and correspondence regarding the Talbot Yard driveway
R4 S5 Sh1 B7 F6: Map showing Imperial Oil crossings in Sarnia, Ontario
M23 51: Plans showing proposed crossover in St. Thomas, Ontario
M23 52: Plans for proposed sanitary facilities in St. Thomas, Ontario
M23 53: Plans showing piping and fuel storage at the St. Thomas, Ontario Talbot Yard
M23 54: Miscellaneous plans – Talbot Yard, St. Thomas
M22 57: Plans showing the boat yard office building in Sarnia, Ontario
M22 58: Miscellaneous plans showing the Sarnia, Ontario railway yard
M22 59: Plans showing railway property in Chatham, Ontario
M22 60: Plans showing railway property in Wallaceburg, Ontario
M22 61: Plans showing railway property in Blenheim, Ontario
M22 62: Plans showing property leased in Erieau, Ontario
M22 63: Plans showing railway property in Erieau, Ontario
M22 64: Miscellaneous plans – Ontario
Name Access
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Railways

Insurance papers

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Family fonds
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1912-1939
Storage Location
C12 Sh2 B4 F17
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Family fonds
Description Level
File
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C12 Sh2 B4 F17
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1912-1939
Scope and Content
Insurance papers from The Yarmouth Mutual Fire Insurance Company for the following people:
-Arthur Minor, 1909
-T.H. Scott, 1912
-T.H. Scott, 1915
-Minnie F. Scott, 1918
-Minnie F. Scott, 1930
-Minnie F. Scott, 1936
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

"St. Thomas Fire Insurance Plans, 1882-1943"

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Microform Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
records on microform
Storage Location
Microfilm Cabinet Drawer #20
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Microform Collection
Description Level
Item
Item Number
MF-88
Storage Room
Archives Microform Room
Storage Location
Microfilm Cabinet Drawer #20
GMD
records on microform
Physical Description
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
August 1882, revised September 1889. 5 sheets. Charles E. Goad.
December 1890, revised May 1903. 16 sheets. Charles E. Goad.
April 1906, revised May 1913. 36 sheets. Charles E. Goad.
March 1922. 17 sheets. Underwriters Survey Bureau.
March 1922, revised July 1929. 17 sheets. Underwriters Survey Bureau.
November 1943. 23 sheets (sheets 7 and 8 missing). Provincial Insurance Surveys. All Fire Insurance Plans except for the 1890/revised 1903 and the 1943 plans have been scanned in colour and can be found in the Map Collection and Don Cosens Collection, Fire Insurance Plans series.
Name Access
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Documents

Miscellaneous Records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-1990
Accession Number
2005-25
2016-16
Storage Location
R7 S3 Sh3 B3 F10-11
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Creator
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Ontario Municipal Insurance Association
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2005-25
2016-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S3 Sh3 B3 F10-11
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1960-1990
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of two publications created and collected by the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, containing historical information about the Company and its predecessors, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and about the Ontario Mutual Insurance Association. R7 S3 Sh3 B3 F10 contains a copy of the publication West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company: A Century of Service, 1880-1980. Also, copies of motions amalgamating the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company to form the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 1977. R7 S3 Sh3 B3 F11 contains a copy of the publication Ontario Mutual Insurance Association: A Century of Protective Service, 1882-1982. Also, a 1979 Notice to Our Policyholders, 1986 renewal receipts and a copy of Alteration Endorsement forms, Applications for Other Than Farm Risk, and an Implement Schedule, 1975-1987. Also, Proof of Loss forms from 1960 and 1988, and an Alteration Endorsement form, 1988. A Claims Representative Memo, 1990. Also, an informational pamplhlet about kerosene heaters, ca. 1975. Also, invitations to events, 1980.
Name Access
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Dutton (Ont.)
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans

West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1878-2004
Accession Number
2005-25
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh3 B9 F24-27
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F18
R7 S3 Sh3 B3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company fonds
Creator
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
Ontario Municipal Insurance Association
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2005-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R3 S5 Sh3 B9 F24-27
R3 S5 Sh5 B16 F18
R7 S3 Sh3 B3
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1878-2004
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its immediate predecessor, the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, were products of an amalgamation effected in December 1978 between the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established at Shedden, Ontario at an organization meeting held July 27, 1878. The company's first Board of Directors included George Silcox, A. Waugh, Charlie Newland, Daniel Turner, Andrew Horton, John Andrews and Tom Hunter. In 1905, John H. Sells was appointed company Secretary, serving until his son, Wilfred Sells was appointed in 1937. When Wilfred Sells died in 1953, his wife, Edna Sells became Secretary and served until the time of amalgamation in 1978. The Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company was established in 1880 at Dutton, Ontario, for the purpose of providing the farmers and other residents of Dunwich Township with low cost fire insurance. John Pearce was elected as the Company's first President, with Samuel McColl as Vice-President, A.R. Patterson of Iona Station as Secretary, and John Lyons of Wallacetown as agent/valuator. In 1882, a delegation from Aldborough Township petitioned the Company to extend insurance policies to residents of that township. A.R. Patterson was succeeded as Secretary in 1887 by John Pearce, who served until 1890 when he was succeeded by W.A. Galbraith. Galbraith continued as Secretary until 1938, when he was succeeded by his son, William Galbraith. In 1943 Clarence Blue was appointed Secretary and served until 1968, when he was succeeded by Don Mylrea. At the close of business on December 30, 1978, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company amalgamated to form the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, with its headquarters in Dutton. Don Mylrea, formerly Secretary of the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company, was appointed Secretary and Manager of the amalgamated company. At its annual meeting held February 24, 1989 the company was renamed the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company.
Custodial History
Records were stored at the offices of the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company, Dutton, and were donated to the Elgin County Archives in November 2005.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created, collected and maintained by the West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company and its predecessors the West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company and the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Fonds includes minutes of meetings, annual reports/financial statements and by-laws. Fonds comprises the following series: 1. Minutes 2. Annual Reports 3. By-Laws 4. Miscellaneous Records
Name Access
West Elgin Mutual Insurance Company
West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Dutton (Ont.)
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Accruals
Expected
Access Restriction
Access to certain minute books is restricted.

The Westminster Mutual Fire Insurance

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1975
Storage Location
D33 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
D33 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1975
Scope and Content
'The Westminster Mutual Fire Insurance Company R.R. 2 Dorchester, Ont. Mrs. Norah Harding Secretary-Treasuer'
Name Access
Dorchester (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

North And South Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Company advertisement poster

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1940
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Location
Box 145-A, File 1
R10 S3 Sh2 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Vertical File Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2007-11
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
Box 145-A, File 1
R10 S3 Sh2 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
ca. 1940
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
'North And South Dorchester Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Established 1868. S.S. McDermand, President, Port Burwell, Ont. J.E. O'Neil, Vice-President, Belmont, Ont.'
Name Access
Springfield (Ont.)
South Dorchester (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1957-1978
Accession Number
2011-06
2016-16
Storage Location
D33 F1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin County Letterhead Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-06
2016-16
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 110
Storage Location
D33 F1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1957-1978
Scope and Content
'Dunwich Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Dutton, ON.
Don Mylrea, Secretary-Treasurer
Clarence Blue, Secretary-Treasurer'
Name Access
Dutton (Ont.)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Business and Industry

Fire Insurance Policy

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Dunwich S.S. #10 (Campbellton School) fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1955
Accession Number
2011-06
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B1 F12
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Dunwich S.S. #10 (Campbellton School) fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-06
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R2 S5 Sh3 B1 F12
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1955
Series
Dunwich S.S. #10 (Campbellton School) fonds- Administration series
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Name Access
Dunwich (Ont. : Township)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Schools
Education

West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1988
Accession Number
2009-29
Storage Location
C9 Sh5 B1 F1988 105
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds
Creator
West Lorne Sun/ Rodney Mercury
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2009-29
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh5 B1 F1988 105
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1988
Publication
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, July 24, 2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/20064825051/in/dateposted-public/.
Series
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds - 1988 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13.5 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph published in the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury, October 1988. Annotated verso: Ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday afternoon at West Elgin Mutual Fire Insurance Company's new Rodney office, where Pres. John Hux, Aldborough Reeve Dan Perovich and Rodney Reeve Charles I. Black had the honor of cutting the ribbon. Holding it at left is director Brian McGill. At the right are former President Norman McWilliam, agent Serge Lebedz, and holding the ribbon at right is Director Rob McIntyre. Watching from behind are Manager Don Mylrea, Agent Mike Popovich and Directors Larry McLeod. Manager Mylrea made a short address, as did Pres. John Hux. Reeves Perovich and Black expressed best wishes and congratulations from the township and the village.
Name Access
West Lorne (Ont.)
Rodney (Ont.)
West Lorne Sun
Rodney Mercury
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Newspapers
Images

West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Rodney

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1988
Accession Number
2009-29
Storage Location
C9 Sh5 B1 F1988 109
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds
Creator
West Lorne Sun/ Rodney Mercury
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2009-29
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh5 B1 F1988 109
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1988
Series
West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury fonds - 1988 file
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph published in the West Lorne Sun and Rodney Mercury, October 1988. Annotated verso: Ribbon Cutting at W.E Mutual Fire Insurance Co. New Rodney Office. Brian McGill, John Hux, Aldboro reeve Dan Perovich, Rodney Reeve. C.I. Black, Norman McWilliams, Serge Lebedz, Rob McIntyre. Behind. Mgr. Don Mylrea, agent Mike Popovich, Larry McLeod.
Name Access
West Lorne (Ont.)
Rodney (Ont.)
West Lorne Sun
Rodney Mercury
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Newspapers
Images

Sutherland Press, St. Thomas, exterior

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1950
Storage Location
Box 77, Envelope 98015
  1 image     1 website  
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 77, Envelope 98015
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1950
Publication
Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: July 3, 2007.
Published in Down the Street to Yesterday, p. 319.
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, February 21, 2014: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/12773978034/
Physical Description
1 negative : glass plate
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Exterior of the Sutherland Press building, 606 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, on the southeast corner of Talbot and Moore Streets, ca. 1950. Constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers - the St. Thomas fire insurance plan of April 1906, revised May 1913, indicates the building was under construction in April, 1913. Taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd. The building was vacant from 1923 to 1926. Briefly occupied in 1927 by the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. Taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. From 1928 to 1955, Sutherland Press shared these premises with the St. Thomas Box Co. Ltd. (and in 1929 only with the Lenox Manufacturing Co. Ltd., makers of overalls). From 1957 to 1983 Sutherland Press Ltd. is listed in city directories as the sole occupant of the building. From 1985 to 1993, the property is listed under the business name Loder-Sutherland, printing and advertising. From 1994 to 1999, the building is listed as vacant. In 1998 renovations began, undertaken by owner Westpoint Country Homes, to convert the building into downtown condominiums, and from 2000-2001 the building is listed as Sutherland Towers. Listed as vacant, 2002-2003, and from 2004-2010 under the business name Personal Property Management.
This view also includes Hal Kemp Motors Chrysler auto dealership, Moore Street water tower, City Cab stand sign, London & Port Stanley Railway tracks. Note also the parking meters on Talbot Street in front of the building: meters were installed in St. Thomas ca. 1947.
Not visible in this photograph, but still evident on close inspection of the building's facade, are stencilled First World War recruiting slogans, applied 1915-1916, encouraging enlistment in the 91st Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 14 (Moore to Ross)
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Copy Print Number
1109
URL Notes
For contemporary view see Google Street View, accessed August 22, 2014.
Images
Websites / Street View

Nobility Chocolates Limited Factory

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Storage Location
Box 37, Envelope 17512
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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Scott Studio fonds
Description Level
Item
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
Box 37, Envelope 17512
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
ca. 1920
Publication
Printed in the St. Thomas Times-Journal: March 26, 2007. Caption reads: "Nobility Chocolates Limited was located at 606-610 Talbot St., ca. 1920. Ca. 1928, it became Sutherland Press , which printed calendars, business cards and other business items".
Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, February 20, 2014: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/12773978034/.
Physical Description
Glass-plate negative
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Exterior of the Nobility Chocolates Limited factory, 606-610 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, located on the southeast corner of Talbot and Moore Streets. Building later occupied by the Sutherland Press Ltd.. The BX Tower is visible, left background. Note the London & Port Stanley Railway signal hut to the right of the building: railway flagmen would use the hut when flagging traffic on Talbot Street to allow trains to cross the street. The John Donnelly restaurant is visible at extreme right: this business occupied the former Dake House on the southeast corner of Railway Street (now Princess Avenue) and Talbot Street.
Building was constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers. Taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd. The building was vacant from 1923 to 1926. Taken over in 1927 by the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. Taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. Loder Sutherland was the last business that occupied this building, according to the St. Thomas directories. It is listed in the 1992/93 Directory, but then listed as vacant in the 1994/95 Directory.
Down the Street to Yesterday Zone 14 (Moore to Ross).
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
URL Notes
For contemporary view see Google Street View, accessed August 22, 2014.
Images
Websites / Street View

Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1978

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 369
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 369
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1978
Series
Shedden Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Colour photograph showing the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1978. Front row, left to right, George Silcox, Mrs. Edna Sells (secretary), Ralph Palmer; back row, left to right, Clayton Chamberlain, Lloyd Jones, Fred Helkaa, Alex Turner (agent), Clarence Hunter. Included in Shedden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2, Book 1.
Name Access
Shedden Women's Institute
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images

Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1945

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1945
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 373
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Shedden Women's Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2011-12
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C9 Sh4 B5 F2 373
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1945
Series
Shedden Women's Institute fonds - Tweedsmuir History series
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph showing the Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company Board of Directors, 1945. Front row, left to right, James Gunning, Ernest Jones, Mr. Campbell, Duncan Brown; back row, left to right, Kenneth Campbell, Clarence Hunter, John Campbell, George Silcox, Wilfred Sells. Included in Shedden Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2, Book 1.
Name Access
Shedden Women's Institute
Shedden (Ont.)
Southwold Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Subject Access
Fire Insurance Plans
Images