This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
April 27, 1888
Swede turnip seed

From the April 27, 1888 Whitby Chronicle:


Mrs. William Robson is very ill.

Miss Dockham of London is visiting at Miss Mathewsons.

Get some of those yellow Dutch set onions for 25c. per lb. at Warren’s.

Mr. James Tait, Sheriff of Simcoe Co., Michigan, is visiting his sister Mrs. Chinn.

Mr. John Colton moved on Tuesday into part of the house belonging to the Darlington estate.

Farmers will find Steele Bros., selected purple top swede turnip seed also their choice new short white carrot seed at Warren’s.

Mr. J. T. Pirie has got moved into the shop formerly occupied by Mr. Courtice and with his new blacksmith Mr. Frayn, is doing a good business.

The Rev. Mr. Barker has announced that his subject next Sunday at 3 o’clock will be--“Was Philip’s preaching on the proper subject? and was it effectual?”

Our Veterinary, Dr. Hickingbottom, has already established a good practice. He is always hustling around and I hear has good success in his cases.

A meeting was held by the sports in the town hall on Saturday evening to consider the possibility of starting a baseball club. They succeeded in organizing and appointed a committee to canvass for members.

The premises, lately occupied by Mr. Colton and owned by Mr. Jno. Warren, are now offered for sale or to rent. This is very desirable property being in good repair. There is a good garden in connection with choice fruit trees. Mr. Warren will sell it cheap.

A photograph of the Orphans Home, with the Orphans assembled outside the lower entrance, was taken by Mr. O’Brien last week. Anyone wishing to see or procure a photo would do well to correspond with either the boss “Stuffer” or the “Beam hand.” A number of other places were taken by the artist during his visit.

Miss Susie A. Stevenson youngest daughter of the late Chas. Stevenson died at her home at Thornton on Saturday. Her remains arrived by train here on Monday afternoon and was removed to her uncles, Mr. Thos. Stevensons, from whose residence the funeral took place on Tuesday at two o’clock for Salem burial ground. Miss Stevenson was well known in these parts having lived on the sixth concession until about two years ago. Her father and also a brother died but a short time previous. Much sympathy is felt for the afflicted family.

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