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EVENTS:
  • LOSSES IN HEATING - Value of Storm Windows is the Saving of Fuel [Welland Tribune, 28 December 1916] Owing to the rising price of coal and the need for heating our dwellings in winter, the cost of fuel is a large item of expense to the household... read more
  • INCREASED PAY TO CANAL EMPLOYEES - [People’s Press 9 December 1902] Mr. German’s efforts to obtain increased remuneration for employees of the Welland canal has been successful to a very appreciative and welcome extent at least. Hitherto the wages of labor... read more
  • FIRST CONTRACT FOR MAGNIFICENT NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH AWARDED - To be Built in Sections and May Take Three Years to Build-Ultimate Cost About $45,000 or $50,000-First Sod Turned Today [Welland Telegraph, 7 November 1913] The cost of the new Roman Catholic Church to be built at the corner ... read more
  • SKELETONS WERE FOUND - Workmen Excavate Coffins While Digging Trench Interred Years Ago In Long Forgotten Cemetery On Mill Street-Bones Will Be Reburied. [Welland Telegraph, 7 November 1913] Buried about three feet beneath the surface two coffins c... read more
  • WELLAND FIREMEN TO THE FRONT - Thorold News [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] Thorold celebrated her civic holiday on Wednesday with great eclat. The day proved fine, and an immense crowd of spectators gathered in town.read more
  • LACROSSE – WELLAND V. PORT COLBORNE - [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] The Port Colborne lacrosse club played the Wellanders here on Tuesday. The match was the most stubbornly contested ever witnessed on the grounds. After a long siege Welland scored and was all... read more
  • BROWN BROS’ ROLLER MILLS - IN PERFECT RUNNING ORDER [Welland Tribune, 28 August 1885] Brown Bros’ Flouring Mills have been refitted throughout and furnished with twelve sets of rolls of the well-known Ellison manufacture, Milwaukee; also four purifie... read more
  • VITAL STATISTICS - The Stork, the Pale Rider and Cupid-What They Have Done [Welland Tribune, 3 January 1908] Cupid is a bit slow in Welland. The little fellow, who laughs at locksmiths and deals in hearts, has not averaged a marriage a week in ... read more
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TALES:
  • ROBERT OFFSPRING - FUNERAL OF ROBT. OFFSPRING [Welland Tribune, 24 January 1908] The death of Robert Offspring was noted in last Tuesday’s Press. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning. The weather was uncertain; it threatened rain or snow... read more
  • HOWARD FRETZ MEMORY - 19 August 1904-10 May 1988 It is Easter Morning, wonderful day of hope and assurance for all people. As the sun is slowly rising in the east, our family is stirring, Father, Mother, my younger sister and baby brother. Someone... read more
  • ADELE LEVERNIER - Stamford News [Welland Tribune, 5 January 1909] Mrs. Jules LeVernier from France died at the old Whirlpool House last week, aged over 80 years.read more
  • McGREGOR-McCORMICK - [Welland Telegraph, 30 April 1912] A quiet but interesting wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. McCormick, East Main Street, on Monday afternoon, when Mr. McCormick’s mother, Mrs. U.V. McCormick of Port Huron... read more
  • GARRET E. McCOMBS - [Welland Telegraph, 30 April 1912] The death occurred at his residence on Garner Avenue on Friday of Garret E. McCombs, aged 25 years. Mr. McCombs was a sufferer for some time of tuberculosis which was the cause of his death.... read more
  • FRANK EADES - [Welland Telegraph, 30 April 1912] Frank Eades, an English boy who made his home with William Vanalstine for the past three years, died at the Welland County Hospital on Friday, where he had been confined for the past eleven ... read more
  • WILLIAM BAXTER - MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MR. W. BAXTER VICTIM OF LUSITANIA DISASTER [People’s Press, 1 June 1915] On Sunday morning last a memorial service was held at the Baptist Church, Welland, for William Baxter and his little son, who was... read more
  • ELIZANA BUCHNER MARSHALL - [People’s Press, 1 June 1915] On Friday, May 28th, the remains of Elizana Buchner, relict of the late John Marshall of Crowland, were interred in Doan’s Ridge Cemetery. Service was held at the homestead and was conducted ... read more
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