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41 Simcoe Road - The Dr. Clement House

The Dr. Clement House is located at 41 Simcoe Road (on the southeast corner of Simcoe Road and Centre Street). It was built around 1830-1860 (1840’s?) in the Classic Revival style. Dr. Clement lived and died here after practising in the 1870-80’s. He was buried in Clement Cemetery on the 2nd Line in Innisfil (east of Highway 11). His wife Rachel lived here until her death. The house was then rented to Walton, a railroad man for the C.N.R. The barn and garden behind the building ran to William St. (as did all the properties on the east side). Sam Catania and his wife Sarah lived here in later years. They converted the house into two apartments and had a dry cleaning business in the garage that was eventually destroyed by fire. Sam sold the house to Bruce and Barbara Verney. They were still living here when this photo was taken in 1995. Bruce was a chiropractor. A building used as a dry cleaner was constructed later on the property. Jack Pong (a restaurant owner on Holland St.) built a house on the back of this property that extended to Centre Street.
The street level has apparently been raised considerably around this house as the current 1½-storey, two-bay house was originally 2½ storeys. It has an asymmetrical façade and entrance, a simplified ‘temple’ form, and a medium-pitched, gable roof. The pediment roof shape has return eaves facing the front. A hip roof on the raised entrance portico is supported on wood beams with decorative, wood dentils. The corner columns have wooden ‘flutes’ and are mounted on brick pedestals. A wood-panelled door is flanked by narrow sidelights and is topped by a transom light. The house has small window openings with low floor to ceiling heights. Small, upper-floor windows are set into rectangular openings with plain, wood frames and sills. A ground-floor, bay window is an angled projection with a hip roof. The brick masonry foundation appears to be a replacement. A horizontal belt line at the top of the foundation is expressed with wood trim. The structure has wood frame construction with stucco cladding and a cut-stone foundation. Bricks found at the bay window foundation and at the entrance porch are probably not original. According to the 2000 inventory, the house is in good condition with many original details. (1, 2, 3, 4)

George Jackson

Award Winners

" Awards night was held by the Innisfil Men's Broomball League Saturday night. Seen here with their trophies are: (left to right) Jim Hayes (rookie of the year and most valuable player), John Wyers (best defenceman), Gord Gow (leading scorer), Andy Span for Jim Currie (sportsmanship) and Jim McLeod (best goalkeeper)."

Brief History of Nantyr School

A brief History of Nantyr school, the early settlers established a hamlet at the corner of sideroad twenty and concession seven in the Township of INNISFIL. It was called Wesley. This name was later changed to Nantyr by Colonel Tyrwhitt after his home town in Wales. He was the Member of Parliament for South Simcoe. In its most flourishing days the hamlet had a church, school, post office and saw mill. All except the school have long since ceased to exist. In the early days, education of the children was one of the many problems. This was solved by what was known as a home class. Mr. Spillett was its first master and ruled with an iron hand, making frequent use of the beech rod. His salary reached a maximum of four hundred and fifty dollars per annum during his tenure of twenty-three years. By 1954 due to increased population in the Alcoa Beach area, it was found necessary to build a school there. It is known as Alcoa School.

Jean Warrington

Buildings & Architecure F-L

Contains articles and clippings related to the buildings and architecture of Bradford West Gwillimbury, from F-L

Joe Saint

Bus Accident

  • CA BWGPL OS10694
  • 1972

John Kneeshaw,left, looks at school bus he was driving when a sanitation truck collided with him last Friday night near the Honorable Earl Rowe School. At right is Edgar Sturgeon of Sturgeon Bus Lines.

Catherine (Bowman) Averill

Catherine Averill (nee Bowman) (1851-1939) wife of Thomas Averill Jr. (1853-1901).

Thomas Jr. was the son of Eliza "Elizabeth" Jane Averill (nee Lee) (1822-1905) and Thomas Averill Sr. (1814-1895). Eliza was the daughter of John Lee (1795-1851) and Jane Coulson (1791-1860).

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Chappel, Pearl Rebecca Hardy obituary

Event Date: January 26, 1985
Event Type: Death

The community was saddened to hear of the death of one of the pioneers of this area and send condolences to her family in the area. Pearl Rebecca Chappel passed away peacefully at Eureka Chalet Retirement, Barrie on Saturday, Jan. 26 Pearl Rebecca Hardy in her 90th year, beloved wife of the lat Harry Chappel. Dear mother of William Chappel and his wife Ethel; Elizabeth (Mrs. Calvin Gibbons) both of Barrie and Shirley (Mrs. Allen Prophett) of Scarborough. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Complete funeral service at Innisfil Community Church was held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1pm. Internment [sic] in the spring at 6th Line Cemetery, Innisfil. She was a true pioneer being born in Lefroy and marrie Harry Chappel Oct. 20, 1920 by Rev. Chapley of Stroud at Lefroy. She also had four sisters and one brother born in Lefroy. They were Sarah (Mrs . MarshallAtkinson), Susan (Mrs. Wm. Ruffett), Jack Hardy who was married to Gertrude Everton of Gilford; Georgina (Mrs. Bob Gibbons), Phoebe (Mrs. Frank Chappel). She was the last of that family....

Bradford Witness

Clement, Lewis, M.D., obituary

Event Date : Monday, December 22, 1902
Event Type : Death

Description : Lewis Clement, M.D. Enjoyed a large practice in Bradford. Died of kidney trouble. A widow survives him. Age: 69th year. Interred in Clement's cemetery, Innisfil township.

Cochrane, Isabelle Gibbons death

May 17, 1987
Death

COCHRANE (Gibbons) Isabelle peacefully at her home Stroudo [sic] on Sunday, May 17, 1987. Isabelle, beloved wife of Joseph Cochrane and the late Leo Gibbons. Loving mother of Kay and her husband Don Wise, Madeleine and her husband Scotty Kell, JoAnne and her husband David Sander, dear step mother of Helen and her husdand [sic] Barry Rowbotham, Donald and his wife Margaret, Beverly and his wife Evelyn. Dear grandmother of 23 grandchildren. Funeral service was held from the McKelvey Funeral Home, Barrie on Wednesday. Interment St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Innisville [sic].

Bradford Weekly

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