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FYNN, Micheal & Winnifred Mitchell

Luck had it that a Fynn great-aunt set out the basics of the Fynn family: “Irishman Micheal Fynn was born in 1808, County Galway. Came to Canada with others of family and settled in Nova Scotia. He died in 1893 (85yrs). He worked down east for a man called Mcdonald, who gave him 200 acres of land in lieu of wages, this became the Fynn farm in Westmeath Township.  He married Winnifred Mitchell from County Rosscomman, Ireland, she came to Canada with 3 sisters, Ann, (married to Charles ...

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FOY, John and Mabel

The Foy family made the ultimate sacrifice; twice, for our freedoms. Two sons served in the Second World War and both were lost within days of one another. FOY, John Britton and Margaret (Mabel) Foy Their children are: Dillon Stanley Garry Nola m. Spencer Plummer Mrs. Chris Timmins Carson Warrington (Warry) Cecil Inez Marina m. C. Pither These two articles  below followed the 2010 return of the two Memorial Cross to Westmeath Township. The Foy   brothers are also included in the...

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FORBES, George and Isabella Magee Forbes

Dr.George Forbes: " ... who served Beachburg, Ontario and several pioneer communities as physician & friend for more than 50 years." Dr. George Forbes came to Beachburg in 1855 being practically a pioneer in his profession for a very  large geographic area covering the townships of Westmeath and Ross, plus across the Ottawa and up into the Laurentian hills of Pontiac County Quebec. He settled in Beachburg in 1865. He was later named as the Township’s Medical Officer.  Prior to that...

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FRASER, Hugh and Elizabeth Selves Fraser

Hugh Fraser, a native of Berwick-on-Tweed, Scotland,  had come to the British Colony of Canada as a young bachelor-soldier and fought with his regiment, in the War of 1812-14,  along the St Lawrence River. As a Sergeant with the Royal Marine Artillery, he was in charge of the ammunition stores at John Crysler’s Farm. He had gotten a taste of what the New World could offer. After the war he was given a grant of land in Pembroke Township on Lot 14, Second Concession, and served as the...

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