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Title: Socks
Identifier: 2008.22.4
Donor: Sandra Halford
Item Date: 1936-1937
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A pair of hand knitted white woollen socks for an infant. The top of the socks has a 3cm wide cuff and the front top of both socks is knit higher than the back. They are both a greyish colour and sock b has some small stains.

Socks were worn by Betty Ross when she was 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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