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Fred Neal - 1855-1931

Fred Neal was a local historian, who’s early work “Township of Sandwich, Past & Present” left us an invaluable record of early days in Sandwich. If you don’t have a copy, or have never read it, a copy can be found here: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/swoda-windsor-region/23/ Below is the news of his passing as it ran in the Border Cities Star November 13…
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J Clark Keith - 1886-1982

Continuing with the recent theme of notable Windsorites, today we present J Clark Keith J Clark Keith – 1976 He was an engineer who helped shape the Windsor we know today. He was born in Smith’s Falls, Ontario in 1886. His first surveying job was with the…
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H. W. Patterson House - 2277 Lincoln Road

Image from Google Streetview Down in my neighbourhood in South Walkerville is this handsome Georgian style brick home. The house was built in 1924 by Harry W. (H.W.) Patterson. Patterson at his retirement from the Airport in 1959 Patterson was an interesting man.
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Cecil E. Jackson - 1873-1956

A look today at the namesake of Jackson Park via his obituary, January 23, 1956. A civic giant, and one of the people responsible for the Windsor we enjoy today. A person who dedicated his life to making Windsor a better place. Park Bears Name Of Civic Figure Held Chief Magistrate’s Post When City Reached Crossroads Former Mayor Cecil E. Jackson, for whom Jackson Park is named…
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Edgar Nelson Bartlet 1862-1927

E. N. Bartlet – 1927 With last week’s article about the Bartlet building, some questions came up about who was the building named after? I did some research over the last week and came up with the obituary for Edgar Nelson Bartlet, the man who built the…
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The Curious Case of Eddie Marsden

News broke in the afternoon edition of the Border Cities Star, late on Friday, May 23, 1930 that a wealthy local man about town, well known for his entertaining, and parties, Eddie Marsden had been arrested, and that he actually wasn’t Eddie Marsden at all. The man who had become fairly well known around town had been arrested earlier that morning at his large home on Riverside Drive he…
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Charles R Tuson - Mayor - 1917

Mr. Tuson’s excellent business ability stands him in good stead in his present civic capacity, as mayor of Windsor. Previous to his being elected mayor, Mr. Tuson served in the council as alderman. His first business venture, on arriving in this city, was the floral…