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  • Mount Pleasant Methodist Cemetery, Merton, 1999
        A 1999 photograph of the cemetery of the old Methodist church in the vanished community of Merton in the former Trafalgar Township. At its height, the community of Merton had about 50 buildings including a school, a blacksmith shop, post office, sawmill, gristmill, coal merchant, hotel and stagecoach stop, railway ...
      A 1999 photograph of the cemetery of the old Methodist church in ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Merton Public School, 1942-43
        In 1942-43, the school at Palermo was under construction. Children who normally would have gone to S.S. 2, Palermo, were sent to Merton school during the construction. Mildred Irene Jamieson, from Trail Farm in Palermo, was one of the children who "commuted" to Merton, she was about 10 years old ...
      In 1942-43, the school at Palermo was under construction. Children who normally ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • William Cyrus Inglehart and his wife, Eleanor McLaren.
        "Oakhurst" was built by William Cyrus Inglehart in the late 1800’s. Their children were: Mary Alice (1854-1929) never married. Emily (1850–1919) never married. Alfred (1852–1940) married Mary Ellen Ford, widow of Leslie Switzer, 1929.
      "Oakhurst" was built by William Cyrus Inglehart in the late 1800’s. Their ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Merton School, S.S. #15 - pre 1930
        Miss Ruth Baldwin Inglehart, teacher. Marie Inglehart, second from left in second row and Edgar (Ike) Inglehart, third from right in second row. Both are children of Stanley Inglehart and Minnie Marie Vivian, and both are second cousins, once removed of the teacher. Merton school S.S.#15 was first a log ...
      Miss Ruth Baldwin Inglehart, teacher. Marie Inglehart, second from left in second ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Painting of Merton School, S.S. #15
        Looks like the painting signature is Tolatter 1938
      Looks like the painting signature is Tolatter 1938
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • S.S. #15, Merton P.S., Undated
        Merton school was first a log building. A brick one, S.S.#15, was built in 1857 that was later demolished to make way for the Queen Elizabeth Way, and a third school was built in 1923 that closed in 1958 when the new Palermo Public School on Old Bronte Road was ...
      Merton school was first a log building. A brick one, S.S.#15, was ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • "Oakhurst", Inglehart House, 1470 Bronte Road
        Two photographs of "Oakhurst", built by and home of the Inglehart family since the late 1800s, as photographed in about 2009. The second photograph shows the old barn. The silo was built of lakestone. In the Historical Atlas of Halton County, 1877, William Cyrus was at Con. (NDS) 2 Lot ...
      Two photographs of "Oakhurst", built by and home of the Inglehart family ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Victoria Academy, Merton, 1896 (S.S. #15, Merton, Halton County)
        The back of this photograph is most interesting because someone has written all the names of the people in the photo and they have also written, "Attendants of Victoria Academy - 1896. Merton - County of Halton". This is the same building as S.S. #15, Merton, as evidenced in other ...
      The back of this photograph is most interesting because someone has written ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Herbert Inglehart
        Herbert Inglehart, B Nov 28, 1866. D 1959. Oldest son of William Cyrus Inglehart and Eleanor McLaren. He married Margaret Elvira Coverdale Apr. 10, 1900. He was born November 28, 1866,Palermo, Halton Co. Ontario, died September 03, 1959, St. Joseph's Hospital, Guelph, Ontario. He was always very proud of the ...
      Herbert Inglehart, B Nov 28, 1866. D 1959. Oldest son of William ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Eleanor Lovina (Rose) Inglehart (1874–1954)
        Daughter of Wesley Rose of Stayner, Ontario, Second wife of Herbert Inglehart. Eleanor and Herbert had five daughters. The family lived at "Oakhurst", their farm on the southwest corner of Upper Middle Road and Bronte Road. The house had been built by Herbert's parents, William Cyrus and Eleanor (McLaren) in ...
      Daughter of Wesley Rose of Stayner, Ontario, Second wife of Herbert Inglehart. ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Three Inglehart Cousins
        Jean Eleanor (1901-1958) and Ruth Baldwin Inglehart (1902-2003), daughters of Herbert and Margaret Elvira (Coverdale) Inglehart and their cousin, Cora Eleanor Victoria Inglehart (1900-1936), daughter of John Arthur and Mabel Clair (Jones) Inglehart. Ruth and Jean lived at "Oakhurst", the large family home on the west side of Bronte Road, ...
      Jean Eleanor (1901-1958) and Ruth Baldwin Inglehart (1902-2003), daughters of Herbert and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Obituary for Eckhardt Wettlaufer
        OBITUARY Eckert Wettlaufer Rev. Arthur Page, minister of Palermo United Church, assisted by Rev. W.T. Delve of Jordan, a former minister and a friend of the deceased, officiated on Saturday at the funeral of Eckert Wettlaufer, long-time Palermo resident, who died at his farm home last Thursday morning. Service was ...
      OBITUARY Eckert Wettlaufer Rev. Arthur Page, minister of Palermo United Church, assisted ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Merton School, S.S. 15, 1920
        The Merton area (Lots 26-35 2SDS Trafalgar) was settled as early as 1810. The first settlers were David Utter, Joseph Smith, William Bates, Cornelius Tipps and Henry Cale. The community adopted the name "Merton" when the post office opened in 1852. The name was likely chosen to commemorate the battle ...
      The Merton area (Lots 26-35 2SDS Trafalgar) was settled as early as ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Merton School Trip to The Cave Which Had Sheltered William Lyon Mackenzie, ca1915
        This school trip photograph was likely taken at the mouth of the "Devil's Cove" on Twelve Mile Creek. One of children is Amy Breckon, 1905 – 1956. She would have been a student at Merton school circa 1910-1920. Others have identified this as the "Devil's Cave". The cave was north ...
      This school trip photograph was likely taken at the mouth of the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Family line of William & Harriet Asby Peacock
        A brief history and family line of the family of William and Harriet Asby Peacock. William Peacock had been a seaman and then captain before retiring in England. He came to Halton in 1832 with his wife and six of their eventual eleven children. They lived for a time at ...
      A brief history and family line of the family of William and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Merton School Photo ca1910
        This school photo likely shows the Merton School, attended by Ethel Giles circa 1910. Ethel grew up to attend Normal School (teacher's college) in Hamilton and become a teacher in Trafalgar Township herself as "Miss Giles" and then "Mrs. Wettlaufer".
      This school photo likely shows the Merton School, attended by Ethel Giles ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Funeral Card For Wm. T. Giles
        Front of funeral card. Inside reads: Died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Echerdt Wettlaufer, Palermo, on Thursday, Dec. 15th, 1932, Wm. T. Giles of Merton, aged 71 years. The funeral service will be held at his daughter’s home on Saturday afternoon, 17th inst, at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in ...
      Front of funeral card. Inside reads: Died at the residence of his ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Funeral Card For Janet (Hallett) Giles
        Died in Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, November 2nd, 1931, Janet Hallett, dearly beloved wife of W. T. Giles, in her 59th year. The funeral service will be held at the family residence, Merton, Ont., on Thursday afternoon, 5th inst., at 2.30 o’clock. Interment in St. Jude’s cemetery, Oakville.
      Died in Hamilton General Hospital on Monday, November 2nd, 1931, Janet Hallett, ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Death of Mrs. Giles
        Death of Mrs. Giles One of the oldest residents of Trafalgar passed away on Wednesday, when Mrs. Thos. Giles died at the home of her son-in-law, Samuel McLean of Postville. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. McLean, for a number of years. Her husband had predeceased her ...
      Death of Mrs. Giles One of the oldest residents of Trafalgar passed ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • William Peacock
        Professional portrait of William Peacock. William Peacock had been a seaman and then captain before retiring in England. He came to Halton in 1832 with his wife and six of their eventual eleven children. St. Luke's Anglican Church, a landmark on Highway 5 at Palermo, was built in 1845 by ...
      Professional portrait of William Peacock. William Peacock had been a seaman and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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