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Kingston, Ontario, Canada


Lucy Stover Davison:
Ernestown Diary, 1903-1904

Annotated and edited by Michael Rehner.

This is a year in the life of Lucy Stover Davison, who lived west of Kingston, Ontario near Mud Lake in old Ernestown township, Lennox and Addington County. Lucy was born on the 13th of April, 1867, just before Canada became a nation. She lived to see two world wars, dying in 1950. Lucy married a farmer, Arthur Davison, in 1887. They had one surviving daughter, Jennie, born 1893. In 1903, Wilfrid Laurier was Canadian Prime Minister and Edward VIIth had succeded his mother, Queen Victoria on the throne, but this is not the story of powerful people. This is a diary of everyday life on a small Ontario farm. The reader might think that Lucy and her family had a hard life, but they did not see it that way. They had plenty to eat, enough cash to pay for necessities and more leisure time than their parents. In addition, they enjoyed a busy social life with the company of family and friends and there was plenty going on in the neighbourhood to divert them. This was life as it was experienced by most rural Ontario folk at the turn of the last century and it is a wonderful record of vanished days. For those with Ontario roots, the diary is a visit to the world their ancestors knew.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to support the activities of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society and the Allan Macpherson House.
The book is also available for purchase at the Lennox and Addington County Museum at 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee.

Softcover; 300 pages. First edition, 2011. Fully indexed.

$23.95 (Canadian Dollars), plus postage

ISBN 978-0-9690596-1-5

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