Tag: Canada

The Diary of a Country Gentleman 1758/9

When going through old papers recently Margaret (Holdich Monk), our President, came across a little, three inch by four inch, leather bound pocket notebook. On the envelope in which it was kept was written Edward Holdich of Farndon  Pocket diary…

Recollections by Emily Holditch Chambers

My earliest memories are with other members of the family and our home on the prairie.My father bought a farm after he came back to Canada soon after WW1. My Parents, Reginald Holditch and Lois Little, were married in 1920…

William Dean Holditch (1918-2003)

HOLDITCH, William Dean In loving memory of William Dean Holditch, 85 years, who passed away peacefully on Friday, November 28th, 2003 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital – Laurentian Site. Dean was born in Sudbury, August 28th, 1918, in his parents…

Damaris Elsie Holditch (1918-2005)

Damaris Elsie Barnard (Leck) (nee Holditch) died Friday 1st April at the age of 87. A religious woman, she was the daughter of a Sudbury pioneer William Ernest Holditch. Many of the streets of the former city of Sudbury, including…

Discharge Papers for Francis Thomas Holdich (1814-1886)

Proceedings of a Regimental Board held in London December 16th 1858 in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character and cause of Discharge of No. 2998 Private Francis Thomas Holdich…

Niagara Falls NY Gazette – April 1961

P.T. Holdich Dies at 43 Percy Thomas Holdich, 43, of 2080 River Road, died Sunday (April 16, 1961) in Memorial Hospital where he was taken Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mr Holdich was employed as an operating engineer…

Endell Street Military Hospital

My brother recently asked me if I would do a bit of research on our mother’s side of the family. Our mother Doris Winifred Davis died in 2004 and we didn’t have a lot of information about her family. The…

James Holditch (1851- 1913)

We reprint from Stanley Holditch’s book Relatively Speaking the remarkable story of James Holditch who established his own town to support his retail activities. Our thanks to Stanley for permission to borrow from his book. (Any editorial notes for the benefit…

Pioneers

Benjamin Thomas Holdich was my great grandmother’s brother. He was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, in 1831 and married Emma Bowland there in 1857. Thereafter, all trace of him vanished from English records, until photographs of him, with Emma and two…