“Family faces are magic
mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us; we see the
past, present, and future.”
Gail Lumet Buckley
Some of My Family
My wife, Sylvia, and I, on my 70th birthday, 2012
Having my first beer, a month after my open heart surgery on June
and Dad, Albert (Ab) Henry and Phyllis (Phyl) Yelland in Hawaii,
Grandfather, Albert Stanley, Grandmother, Edith Dorothy Yelland, and family, in front of their home in
Peterborough, Ontario, 1919
Alice Jane Boreham/Gill/Kempton/Montgomery and Grandmother, Edith
Grandparents, Joseph Henry and Sarah Ann Yelland, c.1944
Toronto Daily Star, Friday, November
Great Grandfather, Joseph Yelland with the Peterborough Fire
Chief Thomas Rutherford is in the centre (dark
hat). Joseph Yelland is in the bottom row, second from
Great Grandfather, William Yelland, the thirteenth mayor of
Peterborough, Ontario, 1896-97
Received from the Trent Valley
Museum and Archives.
William Yelland with Eva May Yelland, his grand-daughter (daughter
of William George Yelland), with her husband,
Edward Benjamin Colborne, and their daughter, Marion Margaret
Colborne, born 26 Apr 1909.
Received from the Peterborough Museum and Archives, from
the Roy Studio Photographs Collection, dated 1910.
Some Pictures Concerning
the Yelland Family
Yelland Monument, Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Ontario
for William Yelland's business, from the Ontario Almanac for Peterborough County,
Smith Township, 1873
Peterborough, Ontario, Murray Street, looking east from George
This interesting view from the corner of George and Murray shows St.
Paul’s and Central School as they looked in the early 1870s.
The large family of William Yelland (1832-1920), the successful
carriage maker and later mayor (1896-97),
provides the nucleus for the group portrait.
Yelland operated a combination carriage making and blacksmith business at
this location, 462 George Street, for 40 years from the 1850s to the 1890s.
- from the
Martha Kidd Collection on Peterborough Buildings, Trent Valley
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