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Mary Elvira Ethelinda Lowry

Alonzo Griffith Dawson 1893

  • Born: 22 Jun 1870, Bell's Corners, Nepean, Ontario, Canada 1904
  • Marriage: Mary Elvira Ethelinda Lowry in 1896 1893,1904
  • Died: 8 Mar 1941, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at age 70 1904
  • Buried: Bell's Corners, Nepean, Ontario, Canada 1904

bullet   Another name for Alonzo was Lon Dawson.1904


bullet  Research Notes:

Lon & his bro. Alex kept a store at Bell's Corners for man y years where Lon was postmaster (the 2nd in the history of that P. 0. ). He was Secretary of the Agricultural Society (Richmond Fair) for s everal years. In 1907 he accepted the position of Clerk-Treasurer fo r Nepean Twp. In 1912 he was appointed Governor of Carleton County go al; a position he held until he retired in 1940. He was a lacrosse pl ayer as a young man and both Lon & Inie were keen curlers, first wit h the Glebe Club and when it closed during WWI they joined the Ottaw a Club. Lon collapsed and died during a curling bonspiel. Before mar riage Inie spent part of a year in a dress-making establishment in Ott awa. This skill she used in dressing Kay for many years. She was, wh at one man termed a superb natural cook, a talent appreciated by famil y and friends. In later life Inie became a keen reader and a cross-wor d puzzle addict. About 1919 the Dawsons, Cliff Moodie, the Coxes an d Max Runge bought war surplus tents and began camping on Keddie' Isla nd at Fitzroy Harbor on the Ottawa River. The Moodies and Runges wer e the first to obtain lots and build cottages (1922). Shortly afterwa rds Alex Dawson built a building 12'x24' for storage purposes. This b ecame the main room of the cottage with bedroom wings and other additi ons later. The cottage became a retreat enjoyed by all.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Address: Bell's Corners Union Cemetery
3551 Richmond Rd.
Nepean Co.
Bell's Corners, Ontario


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Cemetery: Bell's Corners Union Cemetery, 3551 Richmond Rd., Nepean Co. Bell's Corners, Nepean, Ontario, Canada, 1941. 1904

Grave Marker: Bell's Corners, Nepean, Ontario, Canada, Aug 1941.


Alonzo married Mary Elvira Ethelinda Lowry, daughter of John Lowry and Suzanna Moorhead, in 1896 1893.,1904 (Mary Elvira Ethelinda Lowry was born on 27 Oct 1877 in Huntley, Carleton, Ontario, Canada,1893,1904 died on 22 Dec 1972 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1904 and was buried in Bell's Corners, Nepean, Ontario, Canada 1904.)

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