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Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
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Nom de l'objet : PHOTOGRAPH
Classification de l'objet : DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Catégorie de l'objet : COMMUNICATION ARTIFACTS
Discipline : Local History
Matériaux : paper, board
Numéro d'accession : 989.1.69 h
Nom de la collection : ARCHIVAL
Province d'origine : Ontario
Pays d'origine : Canada
Date de début de production : 1932
Description :

A black and white photograph of George and Marie on horseback, mounted on a cream coloured mat board. The cottage/driveshed and potting shed are visible in the background. The bottom of the photograph has blue ink hand printing that reads, _George N. Ireland, 'Babe', Lucie Marie Ireland, 'Jess'_.

Fonctions :

George Ireland (1885-1972) was the 10th child of 12 born to John and Eliza Ireland. After his father's death in 1904, George bought Oakridge farm from his siblings who were still living at home. He was a farmer, businessman and a member of the Holstein Breeders' Association.

In 1917, George took over the farm. That same year he married Lucy Davis Springer, the youngest of 14 children born to David Springer and Elizabeth Ghent, who lived nearby on Dundas Street. George and Lucy had one child, Lucie Marie, born in 1923.

During the 1960s, George retired from farming. Before his death, portions of the farm had gradually been sold. M.M. Robinson High School and the Halton Board of Education are approximate locations of where the farm fields were. The remaining acreage was sold for housing developments. George kept the house and about four acres of the remaining land. George passed away in 1972, leaving the farmhouse and property to his only child, Marie.

Born on 14 SEPT 1923, Marie was the only child of George Ireland (1885-1972) and Lucy Davis Springer Ireland (1885-1938). Although always called Marie, she was baptized Lucie Marie at St. John's Anglican Church.

As a child, Marie loved music and animals; she enjoyed helping her father on the farm and became an accomplished horsewoman. Marie attended public school at S.S. #5, Nelson and graduated from Burlington High School in 1941. She attended McMaster from 1941-42 and then went to Teachers' College. Her first teaching position was at the Moffat Public School. She returned to McMaster 1946-48 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She taught in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) and Ottawa between 1948 and 1963.

Marie returned to Oakridge Farm to be married at St. John's Anglican Church on 23 SEPT 1963 to William Bush; unfortunately, the marriage ended in divorce. Marie then taught at Ryerson Public School in Hamilton from 1965 until she retired in 1977. Throughout her adult life, Marie was involved in community organizations such as the Burlington Historical Society, the Garden Club of Burlington, the Teachers' Federation and St. John's Anglican Church.

Hauteur : 18
Largeur : 22.5
Unité de mesure linéaire : CM
Sujet ou image : George Ireland, Marie Ireland
Établissement : Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
Ville de l'établissement : Burlington
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
Site web de l'établissement : http://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house  

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