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Ancestral Calendar Highlights Week of July 21

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On my ancestral calendar for the week of July 21st to July 27th are the following events: July 21, 1915 : Marriage of John Bulmer...

A Chink in the Bulmer Brickwall

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Previously, although I knew a lot about William Bulmer and his wife Mary and their family, the line stopped there.  I knew from William's...

William Bulmer’s Will – Transcription

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I, William Bulmer of Streetlam in the Parish of Danby Wisk in the County of York Farmer being of sound and disposing mind memory...

Thomas Bulmer’s Will – Transcription

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This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Bulmer of Fleetham in the parish of Kirby Fleetham in the County of York...

William Bulmer’s Dad?

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 In 1851, William is living in East Cowton with the Wiseman family and is listed as "foster son".  In 1861, he is living with...

Polly – Chapter 6

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If the story of early Canada was written by fur traders, the railways and politicians, between 1939 and 1945, every man, woman and child...

Polly – Chapter 5

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Toronto still loved a military parade. Groups supporting peace, abolishment of weapons and disbanding of regular military forces as yet had not enough support...

Polly – Chapter 4

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Just as the veterans were returning home, thousands were thrown out of work as the munitions factories closed down. The Canadian Labour Movement was...

Polly – Chapter 3

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The glory days of the British Empire were in full swing. The English presence was in every part of the world. School children saw...

Polly – Chapter 2

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In 1906, Toronto had a population of approximately 350,000. East Toronto, Toronto Junction and North Toronto were separate towns. Scarborough was a farming settlement...

Polly – Chapter 1

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The North Atlantic at its best is unpredictable, but in December it is like a thing possessed of many demons, rendering the air with...

Polly – by Irene Macrae

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I have assembled and written this story for the benefit of my children and grandchildren and those other family members who don’t know very...
Nana and Me

Visiting Nana

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Winifred Bond (nee Bulmer) was my dad's mother and my Nana. When I was about three years old, my Grandpa died and Nana came to...

Nana’s Music Box

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Nana's music box.  This was a gift from Pa Bond to Nana.  I'm not sure of the date but the song it plays "Yes...

Eliza Taylor

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I came home to a cool surprise today.  Marg had left me a package with lots of family goodies.  Besides Daniel Bulmer's WWI records,...
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