On September 1, 1884, Edmund Gregory and his wife, Mary, purchased the Lot 11 and part of Lot 10 from Thomas Stewart for $50. On the 8th of July 1889, he purchased the remainder of Lot 10 from Martin Luther Calvert for $200. The family notes indicate that Edmund borrowed money from his second oldest son Herbert Gregory to finance the second purchase. Herbert was 17 years old at the time...
|Wedding Portrait of Edmund Gregory & Mary Wight|
Married 4 Jun 1867, Lindsay ON by Rev. A. Edwards
Portrait by G. Martin of Montreal while on their honeymoon.
They built their cottage on Lot 10.
|The Gregory Cottage, early 1890s|
Edmund was a druggist in Lindsay. He and Mary had five sons and a daughter - Ethelwynn (1868-1951), Alfred Edmund (1869-1950), William Herbert (1872-1950), Frank Wright (1873-1962), Henry Glyde (1874-1951) and Arthur Keele (1880-1956). The family appears in the 1891 Census with two of the boys working with their father.
The Gregory family continued to come to Sturgeon Point as illustrated by this picture taken in 1896.
|Henry Glyde Gregory, Lillie Pearson, Willie Dundas, |
Mrs. Sam Hughes with daughter Tweet, and Ethelwynne Gregory
The photo was taken by Joe Keele, a maternal cousin of the Gregory's, circa 1896
The Gregory family would continue to cottage. In September 1917, Henry Glyde Gregory purchased the point of land on Cameron Lake that had previously been owned by Sit Sam Hughes.
I would like to thank Gregory descendant, Bruce Gregory of North Carolina for sharing his family's pictures with us.