Queenston Collection


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Subject:  Larkin, John Durrant (1845-1926) 
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Glencairn Hall in Queenston, 1904 
Images  5 Sep 1904,   Sepia-colour old photograph of the Larkin Soap factory employees picnic at Glencairn mansion in Queenston in 1904. The picture is attached to a cardboard frame with handwritten inscription on the the front and back of the card. The Larkin Soap Company was founded in Buffalo in 1875. Among the...
Lionel Orbell, veteran shepherd for Larkin Farms shown with some of 250 Southdowns sheep. 
Images    Black and white photograph of Lionel Orbell, veteran shepherd who has bred Southdown sheep for Larkin Farms for over 30 years. Shown here outside of the barn and surrounded by sheep. John D. Larkin, a successful industrialist from Buffalo, started buying land in Niagara in 1900. He purchased...
Addition to Laura Secord School in Queenston 
Images    Black and white photograph of Laura Secord School in Queenston (background) and its new two-room addition. This new wing was added in 1953. Laura Secord Memorial School in Queenston was funded in part by Queenston Women's Institute and Buffalo businessman John D. Larkin. It was opened in 1915 and...
By-law No. 526 to set apart Village of Queenston as a Police-Village 
TextsImages  30 Nov 1911,   "Certified to be a true copy of By-Law No. 526 to set apart the unincorporated village of Queenston as a police-village, passed in Council, 30th November, 1911."
Families of Queenston

 
TextsGenealogical Resources    A folder containing histories of a few prominent families from Queenston, Ontario, written by different authors (usually members of the clan). 12 pages; not dated but probably around 1945. Histories of: Hamilton family by F. C. Young. George Field family. William Alexander Thomson family by T....
New Farm Replaces Old - from Larkin Farms to Old Meadow Farm 
TextsImages  Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989), New Farm Replaces Old - from Larkin Farms to Old Meadow Farm, "New Farm Replaces Old - from Larkin Farms to Old Meadow Farm," Family Herald and Weekly Star, September 1, 1948  Articles about a history of Larkin Farms in Queenston written by J. M. Huggins and published by local newspapers. Full titles: "New Farm Replaces Old. Changes in control have changed Larkin Farms to Old Meadow Farm, but many old retainers remain." Published by Family Herald and Weekly Star....
Frank Digweed, former worker for Larkin farms and NPC 
Texts  28 Apr 1986,   Newspaper clipping (including obituary) about Frank Digweed, former employee of Larkin Farms in Queenston and Niagara Parks Commission, published in the local newspaper.
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.