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111 Barrie Street

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  • 1995

The house located at 111 Barrie St. was owned many years ago by Minnie (Spence) Hammel. It was rented to Alec and Mary Spence and Betty. When this house was built (before WWI), a wooden tank with a zinc liner was erected in the floored attic. Wate...

Joe Saint

123 Barrie Street

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  • 1996

Construction of the house located mid-block at 123 Barrie St. (and six others) was begun in 1912 by Lieutenant George Stoddart. When Stoddart went overseas during WWI, the project was completed by builder Art Saint. The house was built in the Edwa...

Janice Hopkins

30 Holland Street West

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  • 1995

The building located at 30 Holland St. West (on the southeast corner of Holland and Drury Streets) has been the site of many businesses, including Bradford Travel (as seen in this photo from 1995). Many years previously, George Ogilvie, a tailor, ...

Janice Hopkins

70 and 72 John Street East

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  • 1995

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 (...

Janice Hopkins

Hammel, Minnie May obituary

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  • 1974-12-10

Event Date : Monday, December 30, 1974 Event Type : Death Description : At the T.L.C. Villa, Bradford, on Monday, December 30, 1974, Minnie Spence of Bradford, beloved wife of the late Archie Hammell, loving sister of the late William, Norman, Em...

Hammell, Archie obituary (long)

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  • 1966-02-09

Event Date : Sunday, January 30, 1966 Event Type : Death Description : A former Bradford businessman and long-time respected resident here, Mr. Archie Hammell, passed away at York County Hospital, Newmarket, on Sunday, January 30, 1966, after fou...

Hammell, Archie obituary (short)

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  • 1966-02-02

Event Date : Sunday, January 30, 1966 Event Type : Death Description : Died at York County Hospital, Newmarket. Of Bradford, husband of Minnie Spence, and brother of Frank and Harry. Rested at the Lewis Funeral Home, Bradford. Service Wednesday a...

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Spence, Alexander W. obituary (long)

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  • 1973-03-14

Event Date : Wednesday, February 28, 1973 Event Type : Death Description : A life-long resident of Bradford, Alexander W. Spence of 155 Barrie St. died in Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, on February 28. Mr. Spence, 72, owned and operated Spence Lumb...

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Spence, Alexander W. obituary (short)

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  • 1973-03-14

Event Date : Wednesday, February 28, 1973 Event Type : Death Description : Died at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto. Of Bradford, beloved husband of Mary Brady, and dear father of Betty (Mrs. Keith Noble) of Bradford, loving grandfather of Douglas, Ro...

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Spence, Arthur David obituary

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  • 1965-04-28

Event Date : Saturday, April 10, 1965 Event Type : Death Description : Arthur David Spence, who had lived most of his life in Bradford, passed away at York County Hospital, Newmarket, April 10, 1965, after six weeks' illness. While he never fully...

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