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Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo AlbumAlbum #61 Mitchell & Rettie
Mitchell & Rettie Family Photo AlbumOne 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.
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.
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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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:
• 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
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