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White / Moffat Family Documents
- Mary Lizzie Wells' Letter 1924 This is a transcription of a 1924 letter to Martha Ann Jane (Annie) Sine nee White about the White family in New Zealand. It is posted on the WeRelate Wiki.
- 60 Years Whites New Plymouth, N.Z. by Eric White Phyllis Sine copied and distributed excerpts from 60 Years Whites of New Plymouth by Eric Hoyland White after her visit to New Zealand in 1959 or 1960.
- White Family Memoir by E Frank White Sr. Frank White was Grandma Moffat's brother. He lived in Cincinnatti, OH. I have several copies of this memoir including one from Frank White Jr. This link takes you to the WeRelate Wiki where I have posted a full transcription of this memoir.
- Facsimile Emigration Posters John Hobson White’s posters advertising emigration to New Zealand. There is a chapter about J H White in my book "Farthest Promised Land" by Rollo Arnold. I purchased it from a used book site in New Zealand.
- A Soldier’s Diary - H.H. White This is a transcription of Granduncle Corporal Bert White’s WWI diary. He served with Canada’s Light Railway Battalion, maintaining narrow gauge railways right up to the front lines.
- Buster - A True Story By Myrtle Moffat nee White, written in the hopes of having it published in the Western Producer newspaper to earn some extra money. I suspect this was probably during the depression years.
Summach / Krieger Family Documents
Sinking of the Mayflower
Grandpa Fred liked to tell the story of the coffin that saved three men after their boat sank. The boat was the Mayflower, and it sank during a run from Barry's Bay, Ontario back to Combermere on Nov 12, 1912 taking 9 lives. Robert Pachal, brother-in-law of Carrie Junop nee Brown was on board, escorting her brother's body (John Herman Brown) back to Ontario for burial. He accidentally shot himself near Yorkton on Nov 7, 1912. It was John's floating coffin that allowed the three Mayflower passengers to survive the icy waters until they got to shore.
This story was featured on Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Matthew's wife, Ashley is descended from John Swindle who served for brief periods during the Revolutionary War (1777 and 1778.) This section contains documents related to his service and his descendents.