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From: "Wayne Cook" <>
Subject: Fw: Reply to your reply
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 19:34:18 -0300
I have forwarded this letter (see below) to a few people but it makes sense
now to forward it to the whole list so you can see how this World Wide Web
can pay off. I always knew there was a book out there about the Towles in
Ontario but what I did not know was that it was also about my gr gr gr
grandfather William Towle so as you can see by the letter below right now I
am sitting on my hands like a kid at Christmas waiting for this book to
Regards BTW it is my first bingo and a big one at that.
Wayne Cook http://www.waynecook.com
and your host for the Simcoe County Genweb page at
Wasasga Beach, Ontario, Canada
1. THE ROSE GARDEN PROJECT
2. HISTORIC PLAQUES OF ONTARIO 133 plaques Online
3. CANADIAN BULLETIN BOARDS for posting your queries, broken down into 5
regions of Canada.
4. HISTORY OF THE ESSEX SCOTTISH REGIMENT IN CANADA
5. Plus my surnames and many other pages,
> I live in Elgin County, not far from Oxford. I have book on the Towles
> by Muriel Moon. It is a compilation of vital statistics on the
> descendants of William Towle. There is also a story about Hezekiah
> Towle, his brother, who also emigrated to Kintore. I'm not sure whether
> Mrs. Moon is still alive but a query to the Oxford County Genealogical
> Society may lead to an address or phone number. If you could forward
> your address, I can get a copy to you this week. By the way, the
> Burdick family is listed and there is a Cook family from Alberta listed.
> Here is a brief overview of the introduction:
> "William Towle was born 26 Aug. 1797 near Humberstone, which is situated
> near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. He left England in the year 1816,
> where he set sail is not yet known. He came to Canada, and settled near
> William met a girl by the name of Mary Abbott, they were married in New
> York State... Two children Elizabeth and Samuel were born near
> Montreal. The family then moved to a home on the Governor's road in
> Oxford County.
> William Towle was big, strong, fairly well educated, studious,
> religious, but didn't like farming. Mary Abbott was small, medium
> complexion, wonderful cook, had a common education, did a little nursing
> and spoke French. It is said of her that she was Indian descent."
> I have been to Kintore on my research and people still know the name
> Towle. As yet, I haven't looked through newspaper but the Woodstock
> Sentinel may have run a column on Kintore weekly or monthly. This may
> provide a wealth of information. It is my intention to check this out
> at Western University during the next year.
> I have been working on the family history for a number of years now.
> However, it is just a hobby and I conduct most of my research during the
> summer so that I can travel to various places to visit genealogical
> societies and cemeteries etc. If there is anything I can do to help you
> in your research just send an e-mail or letter and I will see what I can
> It is great to hear from you cousin. Till next time.
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