|Description: Square piece of carpet. Green, maroon and tan geometric pattern surrounded by border. Strip of tape sewn along two opposite edges. Tape pulling away at one edge to reveal two red lines. Other two edges are frayed.|
Jean Burns née Graydon was the daughter of Austin Graydon of Streetsville. These items were inherited by Mrs. Burns from her aunts who passed away during the 1960's. Her aunts were named Hattie (1867-1961), Mabel (1871-1964), and Mysia (1874-1960). These three women never married and were known as "the Graydon Girls." John Graydon was their father (1836-1904) who was a prominent builder in Streetsville from 1850-1900. John was a dedicated member of the Methodist Church and worked on the Public and High School Boards for more than thirty years. He was also a Streetsville Councillor and Reeve from 1877-1898, and a Warden of Peel County in 1897. A staunch supporter of the Conservative Party, he was a Justice of the Peace and was instrumental in the construction of the Credit Valley Railway that linked Streetsville with rail service in 1879. A notable aunt was Hattie who trained to be a nurse in Chicago and was Ontario's first public health nurse. She travelled all over Ontario and did a lot of work in northern Ontario. See fact sheets produced by the Mississauga Heritage Foundation for more information on John Graydon (1836-1904).