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Item 2017-04-04-13 - 70 and 72 John Street East

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CA BWGPL GJ-HB-2017-04-04-13


70 and 72 John Street East


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George Jackson

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Joe Saint

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Janice Hopkins

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The structure located at 70 and 72 John St. East is a double, T-shaped, frame house once owned by Jim Spence (the former owner of the Spence Lumber Company). Jim and his children, Minnie (Hammel) and Alex, lived on the east side of the building (72 John St. East). His son eventually took over the lumber business. Jim rented the west side of the building (70 John St. East) to Harry Barron. In later years it became the home of Casey Stewart, his wife Annie (George Harman’s sister), and their daughter Velma. Casey worked for Jessie Sutherland before moving to Toronto. Ted Gore, an English World War I veteran, also lived here at one time with his family of two sons. (1, 2)

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JE 70-72

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