Memories of North Wellington: 02/27/20

20 years ago,

Wellington Advertiser, 2000

A 47-year-old Palmerston man was in hospital in stable condition after being struck by a bull when working in a cattle pen in Drayton on Feb. 9.

OPP Constable Dale Gear said the 47-year-old was injured by a Holstein bull while working in a barn. He was struck from behind by the animal, and knocked to the ground before managing to escape the pen and call for help.

He was taken to Palmerston Hospital, and later transferred to Stratford Hospital. His injuries included broken ribs, a collapsed lung and, possibly, internal injuries.

The accident occurred at about 5pm.

69 years ago,

Drayton Advocate, 1951

The Peel Township School Area Board met in Lynch’s Hall, Goldstone, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, for general business. Members present were Messrs. Harold Hall, Elmer Coffey, Amos B.  Frey  and  Roy Israel. Also pre-sent were Inspector L.P. Menzies. Mr. George Stortz, representing Wellington County Film Council, Mr. Brown of Jack Hood School supplies, and Mr. L. Fletcher. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary  reported on communications received re: film projectors. This matter was laid over for further consideration. Mr. Brown reported on survey of supplies for 1951-52.

79 years ago,

Palmerston Observer, 1941

The United Church Young People’s Union presented  their  three act  play, The Night Owl in Drayton  last Monday night, under the auspices of the Drayton Young People. They were well received and performed ably before a full house. This cast presented the same play here some time ago, turning in very fine performances.

Local  curling  enthusiasts  organized rinks and held a tournament, the winners receiving prizes donated by local merchants. There were ten rinks in the competition and the first four played off for first place. The rink  skipped by George Brewer defeated George Graham’s rink and Dick Root’s rink won over the one skipped by J. Nairn, the two rinks competed for first and second places and Dick Root’s rink copped top honors and won flash lights, donated as prizes by George Brewer; Brewer’s rink placed second to win two pounds of butter apiece. The butter was donated by Clarence Hamilton and Arch. McGugan. The other two rinks have not played off as yet, but they expect to compete in the near future for third  and fourth places, the prizes for which are, third, electric light bulbs donated by  H.F.  Wismer, and fourth, eight cans of vegetables, donated by F. C. Rothwell

112 years ago,

Arthur Enterprise, 1908

The Enterprise regrets this week to chronicle the death of one of the oldest residents in Arthur Twp., Bridget Kelliher, beloved wife of Garrett Pierce. She was born in  County Kerry, Ireland in the year 1834 coming to Canada with her parents, when she was 10 years old. After a voyage of some six weeks, they landed in Montreal and first resided in Hamilton and Guelph. In 1853, she married Garrett Pierce in the City of Guelph. They first settled in Egremont Township, coming to  Arthur Township in 1871 where she continued to reside until death. Ten children survived, three boys and  seven girls. The funeral took place  on Feb. 25 at Sacred  Heart  Church at Kenilworth.

Community News Staff