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Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album

Album #61 Mitchell & Rettie


Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album

One of my recent finds was a photo album in an antique place which contained 18 identified photographs (Cartes de visite and cabinet cards). There were approximately 40 or 50 photographs in total, but I neglected to count them all. They were in excellent condition and most were taken by photographers in Fergus, Wellington County Ontario.

Please note that the photos in this album are not available for copies as I do not own it.
Civil War Era Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album Civil War Era Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album
Inside page of Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo AlbumInside page of Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album
I do not own this album but would like to see it return to the family. I took photos and marked down the names so that hopefully a descendant will see this

The album itself is from the Civil War era (1860s) and is in decent condition. It must have been in the family for many years as the photos are CDVs from circa 1860s up to Cabinet Cards from the 1880s and 1890s into more recent photos, probably early 1900s. I am including thumbnails of the photos in the album (at the bottom of this page) plus two full-size photos for viewing. I will not display full size photos of all the pictures as the album does not belong to me.
Aunt Jennieidentified as Aunt Jennie in Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album
James Rettie Margaret Mitchellidentified as James Rettie & wife Margaret in Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album

I did some research on the names in the photo album and I suspect the photo album may have belonged to a child of Elrick Rettie and his wife Gertrude (Gertie?) Ruth Darrach who were married in York County Ontario in 1924 according to their marriage record found on Ancestry.com Elrick was the son of James Rettie & Margaret Mitchell

Surnames: Mitchell, Rettie, Brown, McLelland, Barnett

Locations: Fergus Wellington County Ontario, Toronto York County Ontario



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Index to identified photos in Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album

  • M-R-1. "W. B. Mitchell" young man, perhaps teenager. Cabinet Card [Lorine's note: This may be William Mitchell, brother of Margaret who married James Rettie]
  • M-R-2. "James Rettie & wife Margaret" [Lorine's note: This is Margaret Mitchell]
  • M-R-3. "Bertha, Gertie, Bill" 3 young children. Taken in Fergus Ontario
  • M-R-4. "Uncle Jack, Aunt Lizzie" CDV (Carte de visite) taken in Fergus Ontario
  • M-R-5. "T. Brown & family" 2 children plus couple. [Lorine's note: This is Thomas Brown, his wife Annie Mitchell and two of their children]
  • M-R-6. "Uncle Dave" [Lorine's note: Is this David Mitchell 1855-1932?]
  • M-R-7. "Aunt Maggie"
  • M-R-8. "Tena, Jennie, Maggie, Agnes" CDV (Carte de Visite) of 4 children. [Lorine's note: These are the Mitchell children, daughters of John Mitchell & Betsy Barnett. They are Christina (Tena) 1870-1907; Jennie 1865-1943; Maggie 1861-1944; Agnes 1872-1893]
  • M-R-9. "Bella Derrmgear? Derringer?, Lizzie Brown, Jack Brown, Bill Derrmgear? Derringer?" [Lorine's note: I cannot read the surname of Bella and Bill. Jack & Lizzie Brown are children of Thomas Brown & Anne Mitchell. I assume that Bella and Bill are children of another Mitchell daughter]
  • M-R-10. "Maggie Barnet" CDV (Carte de Visite)
  • M-R-11. "Jennie, Elrick Rettie". Children taken in Fergus Ontario [Lorine's note: Elrick was born as James Elrick Rettie on 21 January 1887 in West Garafraxa Township, Wellington County Ontario to James Rettie and wife Margaret Mitchell]
  • M-R-12. "Elrick Rettie" Teenage boy, taken in Toronto Ontario [Lorine's note: Elrick was born as James Elrick Rettie on 21 January 1887 in West Garafraxa Township, Wellington County Ontario to James Rettie and wife Margaret Mitchell]
  • M-R-13. "Jos. Rettie" Photo of man and woman, probably husband and wife
  • M-R-14. "J. McLelland" Photo of man and woman, probably husband and wife
  • M-R-15. "T. Brown & wife & Lizzie" Photo of couple and baby. [Lorine's note: This is Thomas Brown, his wife Anne Mitchell and daughter Lizzie Brown]
  • M-R-16. "Aunt Jennie" Photo taken in Fergus. [Lorine's note: This could be Jennie Mitchell sister to Margaret who married James Rettie]
  • M-R-17. "Elrick Rettie" photo of a baby [Lorine's note: Elrick was born as James Elrick Rettie on 21 January 1887 in West Garafraxa Township, Wellington County Ontario to James Rettie and wife Margaret Mitchell]
  • M-R-18. "W. B. Mitchell" photo taken in Fergus Ontario of a young boy

Lorine's Genealogy Research Notes:

I did some genealogy research at Ancestry.com and found the marriage of James Rettie and Margaret Mitchell on 10 June 1885. James, born ca 1857 was the son of James Rettie & Christina Elerick/Elrick. Margaret's parents were listed as Joseph and Jennie Mitchell but other records indicate they were John Mitchell and Betsy Barnett.

The children of James Rettie & Margaret Mitchell (from birth registration records on Ancestry.com ) were:
  1. James Elrick Rettie born 1887
  2. Jennie Mitchell Rettie born 1889
  3. Annie Isabella Rettie born 1892
  4. John Hay Rettie born 1895
  5. William Barnett Rettie born 1898
Children of John Mitchell & Betsey Barnet appear to be:

David Mitchell 1855 1932
Elizabeth Eliza Mitchell 1857
Anne Mitchell 1859 1940 Saskatchewan m 1876 Thomas Brown 1849-1921 dau Lizze 1877-1906
Margaret Mitchell 1861 1944 m James RETTIE
John Mitchell 1863 1867
Jane Mitchell 1865 1943
William Mitchell 1867 1951
Christina Mitchell 1870 1901
Agnes Creighton Mitchell 1872 1893
Isabella Mitchell 1875 1881
W B Mitchell in Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo Album, Fergus Wellington County Ontario

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