The old Jim Hamilton homestead

This house sat across the road, at the bottom of the hill from the Anglican Church in Magaguadavic. The caption on the back of the photo reads: “the old Jim Hamilton homestead”.

Judy knows her grandfather, George Hamilton, and his siblings, Alice, Beatrice, Ross, Gordon, Annie,, Jessie, Mable, Stanley, all grew up there (taken from the 1911 census). Their parents were John Hamilton and Emma Saunders

When George was growing up, his parents run a store from one end of the house. Stanley Hamilton took over the house and store ( Myrna Clarks’s father). Then Gerald Bishop and family lived here. There was a fire, which started in the barn (combustable hay) and spread to the house. The family lost everything. This was in 1961.

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