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Title: Livesay Cabin at Woodlot, Clarkson
Identifier: BA0056
Date of Original Photo: March 1941
Image Type: B&W Photo, 12x18.5 cm
Subject: Historic buildings - Ontario - Clarkson
Location: Lot 27 & 28, Conc 2

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Description: John Frederick Bligh Livesay and his wife, Florence, bought 6 acres of original Harris propertyin 1922 from Annie & Beverly Sayers, and built the house which they called Woodlot. Livesay was born on the Isle of Wight and came to Canada, to Cooksville, to his uncle, Sir Melville Parker. He became a journalist and moved to Winnipeg where me met his wife, Florence Randal, a journalist and translator of Ukrainian poetry. Their daughter, Dorothy Livesay, was born in Winnipeg. When she was ten the family moved to the Toronto area where J. F. B. Livesay became general manager of the Canadian Press, and a war correspondent during World War I, and author of Canada's Hundred Days (1919).
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