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Infant Jacket
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Title: Infant Jacket
Identifier: 2008.22.1
Donor: Sandra Halford
Item Date: 1936-1938
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A white faux fur dress coat for a young girl. The jacket has a white flannelette lining and appears to be home made. It has a round collar, long set-in sleeves and a dome fastener at the neck. The main fasteners are twill loops and buttons. The upper button is a glossy plastic, the lower button is made of shell. The twill loops are offset with a classic 3 inch circle (frog) motif. The coat back is plain.

Jacket was worn by Betty Ross as a child. Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) Ross (1936-2008) was born April 16th to parents, Margaret née Awrey and William McPherson Ross. William was a former Olympic oarsman who represented Canada in 1928 in Amsterdam. His 8 man rowing team won a bronze medal for their performance. He was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 for his rowing achievements. The Rosses moved to 2114 Parker Avenue, Mississauga in 1937. Betty continued to live in this home after her parents passing.

Betty had many interest including painting, interior design, woodworking and genealogy. She was a long time volunteer of both the Museums of Mississauga and Heritage Mississauga. Betty had a great love of dogs and was a member of the Mississauga Kennel Club and was often busy showing her award winning Jack Russell Terrier, Cracker Jack, at dog shows. Betty never married but was very close with her younger brother’s family. Through her genealogy research Betty learned that her family was related to the Cawthra family after which Cawthra Road is named for.
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