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Weaver Family Photograph
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Title: Weaver Family Photograph
Identifier: 2003.1.20
Donor: Dawna Courtney
Item Date: 1913
Creation Date: 2013
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A black and white photograph of the Weaver family standing on their front steps of their home in Mimico. Standing on the back are: Alfred and Margaret Weaver Sr. Centre (L-R) Walter - Alfred - Bill. Bottom (L-R) Annie and Margaret. The names are written on the back of the photograph in blue pen.

History: Alfred and Margaret Weaver emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1906 with their sons Walter, William and Alfred Jr. Their three younger children, Annie, Margaret and Thomas were later born in Canada. In 1911 the family lived in Mimico in a house that was located at 19 MacDonald Street and Alfred worked as an oiler with the Grand Trunk Railway. In 1919 the family later relocated to a farm on Indian Road in Lorne Park.

Alfred Weaver owned and operated the General Store in Lorne Park, which he had bought from Clarence Albertson. The store was located on Lorne Park Road near the railway tracks; the post office was located in the back. The Weaver family lived beside the store. Alfred Weaver Sr. became the full time Lorne Park postmaster in June of 1930 and retained the position until 1948. His son, Alfred Weaver Jr., assumed the postmaster duties after his father retired and would operate the general store and post office under the name Weaver Bros. along with this brother Thomas.
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