Welland History .ca

a project by S & B

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December 11, 2017 : We added 30 more images to the Modern Welland gallery.

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WHY are we doing this project? ..To Preserve History.

Much information is being lost, newspapers destroyed, historic buildings being torn down, bridges disappearing. The children of today need to know the history of the towns where they live. We the people are the ones who can carefully preserve this precious history for them. It is our responsibility as the older generation to leave stories, pictures and artifacts for them so that when they become older and wonder what went before, it will be available.  That is what this website is about. Preserving the history of Welland for future generations.

An article from the The Welland Tribune and Telegraph, 11 July 1922, describes what we are trying to present with this website.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We thank the The Welland Tribune and Telegraph for their contribution.


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  • TOWN OF WELLAND – VOTER’S LIST - [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] The Town of Welland voters’ list has just been printed, and an analysis of it will be interesting as giving details respecting the growth and development of the town. The increase is not la... read more
  • NEW BUSINESS - [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] We understand Mr. H.W. Hobson intends going into the stationery trade, and will open out a fist-class stock (in connection with his drug business) about Sept. 15th. His goods will be new and ... read more
  • A FAMILY OF MANY NAMES - [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] There is a family named Shirley in Sharp county, living between Hardee and Williford, in which the children have been given names that are startling if not euphonious. The old gentleman, whos... read more
  • BUFFALO CATASTROPHE - [Welland Tribune, 29 May 1896] Brown’s building on the corner of Seneca and Main streets in the city of Buffalo collapsed and tumbled to the ground on Thursday forenoon last week. Four persons were killed outright, namely; ... read more
  • POPULATION-TOWN OF WELLAND - [Welland Tribune, 16 March 1894] March 1894-As taken by special census taker Elias H. Burgar. Ward 1-375 Ward 2-544-919 east side Ward 3-424 Ward 4-508-932 west side Total: 1851 The above does not include the population withi... read more
  • PROPOSAL TO BUILD SUBWAY UNDER RAILWAY TRACKS ON MUIR STREET - Spitzer-Rorick Company Notified By Council to Take Up Hydro Debentures or Stand Loss on Re-sale-Welland Street to be Opened Over G.T.R.-Advertise for Tenders for Next Year’s Paving. [Welland Telegraph, 7 November 1913] SEEN... read more
  • AUTO ACCIDENTS OVER WEEK-END - Humberstone Woman Hurt When Steering Wheel Locks Near Coyle Humberstone News [Welland Telegraph, 10 October 1911] Mr. and Mrs. Munzio Paolone and their two children of Erie Street, Humberstone, all suffered injury when the wh... read more
  • FIRM OF HILL & HILL - Humberstone News [Welland Tribune, 4 January 1895] Mr. W.M. Hill, the enterprising and hustling senior partner of Hill & Hill, is now sole proprietor of the business in this village-the firm of Hill & Hill having diss... read more
  • JOHN SANDERSON - Pelham News [Welland Tribune, 5 March 1897] John Sanderson, an old and greatly respected citizen of this township, died on Monday after an illness of only 48 hours, of congestion of the lungs. Deceased was a brother of Wm. Sa... read more
  • PETER CLAUS - Pelham News [Welland Tribune, 5 March 1897] Peter Claus, aged 75 years, an old and honored resident of the township of Pelham, died on Wednesday morning at the residence of his son-in-law, Wm. Laws. His wife preceded him to t... read more
  • LILY IRENE McGLASHAN - North Pelham News [Welland Tribune, 5 March 1897] Died, On Sunday, Feb. 28, Lily Irene, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. McGlashan, aged one year. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended, Rev. Mr.... read more
  • MARGARETTE WEBB - Niagara Falls Village [Welland Tribune, 19 March 1897] At her late residence, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 25th, Miss Margarette Webb. Deceased was for many years a resident of Niagara Falls South.read more
  • MARY A. ROWE - Niagara Falls Centre [Welland Tribune, 5 March 1897] Mrs. Mary A. Rowe, relict of the late John Rowe, died at her home at the Centre on Monday, in her 89th year. The remains were consigned to the grave at Fairview yesterday, ... read more
  • MARY FORD BUSH - Niagara Falls Village [Welland Tribune, 26 March, 1897] One of the most prominent women in this vicinity passed away at 6 o’clock on Friday evening last in the person of Mary Ford Bush, widow of the late Hon. John T. Bush. ... read more
  • DR. CLARK (CLARKE) - Niagara Falls Village News [Welland Tribune, 26 March 1897] The sudden death of Dr. Clark of Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Monday evening last, was learned with deep regret here, where the doctor was so well and favorably known. He... read more
  • CHARLES H. CARTER - Port Colborne News [Welland Tribune, 19 March 1897] Charles H. Carter, ex-harbor master, and father of Messrs. Carter Bros., died very suddenly on Sunday last of heart disease. The announcement of his death came with fearful ... read more


[Welland Tribune, 24 September 1897]

Contributed by Grace E. Robinson, fourteen years old daughter of John Robinson, Niagara Falls, Ont., and published in the “Home Queen,” Philadelphia.


There once lived a mosquito,
He was an insect small
He was very light and airy,
And possessed a lot of gall.
He was known as a deep drinker,
And deeper biter, too,
And you’d feel a little itching
When he’d finished up on you.

But all men ignored his genius,
And although it was absurd,
They resented all his efforts,
And he really felt injured.
But he said, “I’ll gain my purpose,”
And he bit me on the neck,
And I felt and said I’d like to
Break his naughty little back..

At this he thought he’d better
Beat a pretty swift retreat,
And accordingly he stretched his wings
And soon dislodged his feet.
Bit I caught him while escaping,
(What I did you may surmise),
They buried him at 2 p.m.,
In a Fairview grave he lies.

AUTUMN – A poem composed by six girls of School Section No. 6, Willoughby

[Welland Tribune, 29 September 1897]

Glorious autumn days have come,
Summer smiles are gone;
The woods are robed in varied hues,
The birds have southward flown.

Because our clime is too severe,
Therefore they hie away;
But ere they go, their sweetest notes
Gladden our autumn day.

The flowers too, died long ago;
Their fragrance we miss so oft,
But we hope next spring will bring then forth,
With their beauty, rare and soft.

New autumn joys will soon be past,
The winter will soon be here,
And we must a supply of food lay by
To keep us in good cheer.

The same as the busy little squirrel
Who gathers for winter’s food
His store of delicious hickory nuts
To feed his little brood.

So let us then improve our time,
Through every autumn day,
And thus prepare for wintry blasts,
While everything is gay.


Fall, magic snow, in great white flakes, and still;
Mantle old Mother Earth in radiant white;
Cover the sweeping plains, the valleys fill,
Crown all the hill-tops with a hazy light,
This winter’s night.

Fall, kindly words, in great heart-whispers fall;
Mantle the aching hearts, lest they increase;
Cover the wounded souls, the friendless call,
Crown all the restless with a wreath of peace,
Ere kind words cease.

James A. Ross.  1920.

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