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From: "Bob & Mary Ann Arsenault" <>
Subject: [CAN~OBITS] Reply to Ray & Lorraine's query
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 09:11:48 -0400
Where did I get the information from the old Ottawa Journals?
Would you believe from some newspapers which had been used as insulation under floorboards of an old house being demolished in the Bancroft area (I've a connection there)....they have been "loaned" to me.
There are only a few dozen papers almost all for the fall of 1942 and parts of 1943........and all are issues of The Bancroft Times, Ottawa Evening Journal, and the Toronto Evening Telegram.
There are only parts of most issues so I cannot always get both the long obits & the death listings, for example and ALL are badly stained (from whatever was used to stain the floorboards), moldy, smelly, full of sawdust, barely legible and OH, so precious!!
Other than deaths are being submitted to the Canada - Ontario list by the way, see http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/CAN/ONTARIO.html
Some of these papers also contain CASUALTY lists from WWII - M.I.A.'s & K.I.A.'s etc., as well as items on recent recruits (local boys) - mostly R.C.A.F. which I am not submitted (yet?)
Did you know Beef, Pork & Chicken all sold in the range of .33 to .39 a pound then?
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