W. A. Stevens’ Small Photo Album

These photos are from the smaller of two photo albums of my paternal grandparents, William Arnott Stevens and Bertha (Betty) Stevens.

TEMPORARY NOTICE RE: PHOTOS: Due to my closing down my old website (1999-2016 March) and moving the content over to this new web site, I have to reload many of the photos and delete obsolete tables. I am working my way through the website replacing missing photos. Thank you for your patience. 2016-03-14

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New Year’s Day, 1913

These photos are from the small photo album which belonged to William Arnott Stevens and his wife (from 1918 onwards) Betty Stevens.

Born Bertha May Gardner in Essex, Ontario August 23, 1891. Betty died June 25, 1966 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The album is now (2007 August) owned by Estelle Stevens. William Arnott Stevens lived from 1888 to 1961.

The scenes are about 1912 -1927. The early part MAY be in the Essex area (the part of Ontario nearest Detroit), and the later part, mainly in St. Catharines (near Niagara Falls) after she married William Arnott Stevens in 1918. The photographs are NOT in chronological order, nor are they always grouped by subject, but they ARE shown here in the order in which they were pasted into the album.

Luckily there is some duplication between this small album and William Arnott Stevens’ larger album (c.1912 and onwards) as people, places and dates are sometimes mentioned. 

If ANYONE can identify people, places, dates etc. I would LOVE to hear from you! Colin Stevens  seaforth72 (at) gmail.com Please refer to the photo number. 

SORRY – THERE ARE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS!  Some of these following thumbnail images refuse to enlarge. I have no idea why as I have used exactly the same procedure many times before with success. I have reloaded them, with the same effect. 

ORIGINAL CAPTIONS ARE SHOWN IN QUOTATION MARKS.

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01 – A Polar Bear swim – A hole cut in the ice.  02 –  03 – The man MAY be Eric Gardner. (re: Estelle Stevens)
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10 – Group of people on a stone balcony.  11 – “Biddy” (Bertha May Gardner, the future Mrs. W. A. Stevens) 12- Two men in bow of a power boat. The engine is between the men and the photographer.
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13 – Horsing around on a beach.  14 – Group on beach.  15 – New Year’s Day, 1913 (re: William Arnott Stevens’ album)
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16 – “Entertaining South Africa 1912” (re: William Arnott Stevens’ album) 17 – “Camp, 1914”  Double clothesline, probably at Port Maitland, Ontario. (re: William Arnott Stevens’ album) 18 – “Entertaining South Africa 1912” (re: William Arnott Stevens’ large album)
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19 – “Pt D Tennis Club” (Re: William Arnott Stevens’ large photo album) Pt D would be Port Dalhousie, just North of St. Catharines, on Lake Ontario. 20 – ” ____________ ” (caption from other album) apparently having just lost a tennis match! 21 – Young lady on steps of a house, with dog on her lap.
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25 – Two ladies, one hiding behind the other. 26 – Young man standing on a railing (of a ship?) with a lake steamer (?) in the back ground. 27 – 
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28 –  “Entertaining South Africa 1912” (re: William Arnott Stevens’ large album) 29 –  30 – 
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31 –  “Entertaining South Africa 1912” (re: William Arnott Stevens’ large album) 32 –  33 – 
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More to come – much more!

 

bullet St. Catharines Rowing and Canoe Club
bullet Henley Regatta
bullet CNE and airplane flying about 1910
bullet 19th St. Catharines Regiment before WWI
bullet 19th Lincoln Regiment during WWI, including the Welland canal Force Section No. 1 
bullet Summer camps and cottages