Notes on Families

Hawn

Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Hawn, weavers, standing in front of their house in Newington, Ontarioo

Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Hawn, weavers, standing in front of their house in Newington, Ontario Aug. 1918, Photo © CMC

The Hawn family resided in Newington, Stormont County, Ontario. They grew a small crop of flax, and spun linen, as well as wool from their own sheep. In addition to the handweaving they produced for their own use, they sold their handweaving in a shop. Items were sometimes embroidered with "C. Dunn" — presumably Mrs. Hawn's maiden name.

Hoyle

Robert Hoyle and Elizabeth (Eliza) Nye were married in Lower Canada (today’s province of Quebec) in 1831 and resided in the town of Lacolle, Quebec. Robert had been previously married with three children. Elizabeth gave birth to their daughter Sarah Ruth in 1835, and took care of all of the children and household while Robert worked away from home as a politician at the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1836 to 1844.

Limoges

Jovite Limoges was a farmer from Sainte-Monique parish, Pointe-Calumet (Deux-Montagnes), Quebec. He was married to Madame Jovite Limoges. Mademoiselle Hélène Limoges — sister of Monseigneur J-Eugène Limoges, Bishop of Mont Laurier — was his niece.

Paynter

Miss Paynter was a milliner who worked in Toronto.

Snively

Photograph of a group of students with Miss Mary Agnes Snively at the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing

Photograph of a group of students with Miss Mary Agnes Snively at the Toronto General Hospital School of Nursing ca. 1895, Photo © CMC

Mary Agnes Snively was Nursing Superintendent at the Toronto General Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1884–1909. She created the largest, and one of the most prestigious, nursing schools in Canada. Regal in appearance, she combined authority with compassion. She instituted a proper course of study for her student nurses, and appealed to the hospital for a nurses’ residence, which was built in 1887.