The 1863 Lake Map. Lot 3. Source: Note Centerline Road is marked "Proposed Road"

Friday, March 16, 2012

John E. Mountain's House (formerly John R. Donald House)

     The house in which John E. Mountain was born is gone now.  It was a little nearer Alma Corner than the one in which he now lives (1977).  His present house belonged to Wallace Donald's grandfather, John Ramsay Donald, and was where Wallace later built the house in which his son Jack now lives.  It was hauled by Spurgeon Jeffery 51 years ago (1926).
     John R. Donald was married to Ann Owen.  Issue (children):
Ellen m. Edward Gordon
Watson married ???  Lived in Colorado
Leander m. Mary Jane Mountain (ch. Wallace; son in Forces)
                   (Leander and Mary were twins)
Mary m. John Bowness
Ada - not married
Clara m. Fred Peters, Summerside
     Wallace Donald says the first binder he owned cost $150.

Post Script.  The above information was filed under the subject of "Alma" at the Archives with no indication who wrote it.  Public Archives of Prince Edward Island.  Acc. No. 3221.  Item No. 28.  May 6, 1992
Above: horse and capsun model moving house.  By Kerras Jeffery, Backroad Folkart.

The following excerpt is from the 1926 Journal of Eva & Mary Jeffery -
July 3, 1926  - Fine, a little thunder and a little rain at 3 o’clock.  John Mountain was here and got some sticks for to haul his house.  Eva went down to Daves this eve.  Got 41 turkeys out.  Milvina Kinch was here and paid $20 on oats.  Heavy squall to night at 10 o’clock.

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