Digitized versions of old audio tapes, which include various interviews conducted with residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury. They are comprised of various interesting stories on everyday life in Bradford and surrounding areas over the past century.
Accompanying these recordings are written transcripts outlining each conversation in detail. Due to the age of the tapes, the sound quality of some may be a bit poor. These transcripts are provided to facilitate listening and complement the audio recording. All of these transcripts have been compiled into a book, which we have catalogued for anyone interested in reading them in a collected format.
Mark and Ellen Cassells. Mark Cassells was born in Ireland. He immigrated first to New York, then came to Bradford. In 1870, he married Miss Ellen O'Brien, formerly of England. They settled on a farm near Stayner, Ontario. Some years later they moved to Bond Head, and lived where Mr. C. Switzer lived in 1966. Mark Cassells died in Bond Head shortly before 1908 at 66 years of age. He was buried in Bond Head. Mrs. Cassells moved to Toronto and died there at the age of 94. Their children were Francis, Gertrude, Agnes, William, Mark, Joseph, James, Josephine, and Henry. Francis and William both married. Josephine became Sister Mary of St. Paul's, Loretta Abbey, Toronto. Two children remained alive in 1967.