Monday, December 11, 2017

St. Paul's Church Monument

St. Paul's Church Monument stands in St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery and Memorial Garden, on the south side of County Road 2, east of Cardinal, Ontario.




SITE OF
OLD ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
1833-1872


AFTER ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH WAS
BUILT IN THE VILLAGE OF CARDINAL THE
OLD CHURCH WAS TAKEN DOWN.
THE TOWER CONTINUED TO STAND
UNTIL 1990, WHEN IT WAS TAKEN
DOWN AND THIS MONUMENT
ERECTED FROM THE
ORIGINAL STONE.




Thursday, December 07, 2017

Cardinal War Memorial

Cardinal, Ontario has its War Memorial on the southwest corner of County Road 2 and Bridge Street, across the street from their public library.







TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY
OF THOSE OF THIS COMMUNITY
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
AND
TO HONOUR ALL THOSE
WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WARS
1914—1918    1939—1945
KOREA

TO YOU FROM FALLING HANDS
WE THROW THE TORCH
BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH


IN MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE


WORLD WAR ONE

GEORGE LEO AMELL
PERCY AMER
WM. ARMSTRONG
PERCEY BARTON
FREEMAN BARTON
CLINTON BICCUM
CAMERON COYLE
CHARLES HANOPHY
JOHN HUGHES
WM. HUGHES
DAVID INGRAM
GORDON LEVERE
NEIL MONROE
PAUL REID
WALTER SCOTT
JOHN TYO
CHARLES WATTS

WORLD WAR TWO

R.B. AITKEN
F.J. CASAUBON
R.N. CASAUBON
A. HALLIDAY
J.C. KAVANAUGH
H.M. MCKEON
C.A. SAYEAU
D.T. SERVISS
W.M. WALLACE
C.H. WILSON
H.J. WILSON
O. BASS

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE


Flag Pole

Donated to the Community of
Edwardburgh/Cardinal
by
Cardinal Masonic Lodge
#491
AF & AM GRC
2013








Monday, December 04, 2017

St. Paul's Church Plaque

In St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery and Memorial Garden, on the south side of County Road 2, east of Cardinal Ontario, stands a plaque commemorating St. Paul's Church.





ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
In 1828 Richard Duncan Fraser, the son of an early Loyalist settler, Captain Thomas Fraser, donated land here for the building of a church to serve the Anglicans in this area. Their minister, the Reverend J. G. Weagandt, the missionary stationed at Williamsburg, was the former Lutheran who had become embroiled in a bitter local controversy when, in 1812, he persuaded his congregations in Williamsburg and Osnabruck to adopt the Anglican faith. Under his guidance, a stone church was erected here by 1833. Despite the efforts of other early pastors, the Rev. J. G. B. Lindsay and the Rev. E. Boswell, the congregation remained small. In 1872 a new St. Paul's Church was built in nearby Cardinal and, except for this tower, the old structure was taken down.
Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation
Ministry of Culture and Recreation





Thursday, November 30, 2017

Founding of Cardinal Plaque

The Founding of Cardinal Plaque, in Cardinal, Ontario, occupies a place mounted on the south end of the Cardinal War Memorial structure on the southwest corner of County Road 2 and Bridge Street.




THE FOUNDING OF CARDINAL
The grist-mill built at Point Cardinal by Hugh Munro about 1756 fostered the development here of a small settlement. A sawmill and store were later erected, and in 1837 a post-office, "Edwardsburgh," was established. In 1858, attracted by abundant water-power and the operation of the Galops shipping canal (1846) and the Grand Trunk Railway (1855), William T. Benson and Thomas Aspden founded the Canada Starch Works. Its prosperity stimulated the growth of Elgin, as Edwardsburgh was also known, and in 1864 the hamlet with 300 inhabitants, contained several other prominent businesses, notably the James McLatchie foundry. The community was incorporated as the Village of Cardinal, with a population of 800, by a by-law which became effective in 1880.
ERECTED BY THE ONTARIO HERITAGE FOUNDATION,
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND RECREATION


Monday, November 27, 2017

Cardinal Centennial Library Plaques

In Cardinal, Ontario, the public library and plaques associated with it occupy a location on the northeast corner of County Road 2 and Dishaw Street.



CENTENNIAL OF CONFEDERATION
CARDINAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

ERECTED BY THE
MUNICIPALITY OF CARDINAL
IN PERMANENT COMMEMORATION OF
THE CENTENNIAL
OF CONFEDERATION IN CANADA
IN 1967.
CONSTRUCTION WAS MADE POSSIBLE
THROUGH THE CO-OPERATION OF
THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO AND
THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.

CARDINAL LIBRARY

ERECTED 1967

REEVE - G. R. BROWN

COUNCILLORS
W. VANCAMP    F. T. VANCAMP
D. G. MCINTOSH        J. C. MURRAY
VILLAGE CLERK - MRS. W. STRADER, J.P.

DESIGNED BY
J. A. MARIN, C.E.T.

CONTRACTOR
J. F. SAUNDERS LTD.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

War of 1812 Plaques

On Iroquois Island in Iroquois, Ontario in a park overlooking the Iroquois lock stands a memorial with four plaques detailing aspects of the War of 1812.



TOUSSAINT ISLAND AMBUSH
16 SEPTEMBER 1812

The 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia under Captain Michael Ault, supported by the Grenville Militia , counter-attacked American forces on Toussaint Island, thwarting enemy plans to ambush and capture Lieutenant Fitzgibbon's 49th Regiment of Foot suppy convoy. Loss of life was incurred by both opposing forces.

EMBUSCADE DE L'ÎLE TOUSSAINT
16 SEPTEMBRE 1812

Le 1er régiment de la milice de Dundas sous les ordres du Capitaine Michael Ault, appuyé par la milice de Grenville, a contre attaqué les forece américaines sur l'Île toussaint, déjouant les projets ennemis d'embrusquer et de prendre le convoi de 49ième régiments de Fantassins sous les ordres du Lieutenant Fitzgibbon. Il y a perte de vies parmi les deux forces opposées.

Donation by/de
Frank Ault



CAPTURING POINT IROQOIS
7 NOVEMBER 1813

U.S. General Wilkinson's invasion force met armed resistance by some 200 troops of teh 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia. 1200 troops of the 1st U.S. Rifle Regiment routed the militia and captured Point Iroqous. By delaying the enemy here and joining Lieutenant-Colonel Morrison's forces, the 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia contributed significantly to the successful Battle of Crysler's Farm.

PRISE DE LA POINTE DES IROQUOIS
7 NOVEMBRE 1813

La force envahissante du général américain Wilkinson a affronté la résistance armée de quelque 200 soldats du 1er régiment de la milice de Dundas. 1200 soldats du 1er régiment des fusiliers américains ont dérouté la milice et capturé la Pointe des Iroquois. En retardant ici l'ennemi et en rejoignant les forces du lieutenant-colonel Morrison, le 1er régiment de la milice de Dundas a contribué largement au succès du combat de la ferme Crysler.

Donation by/de
Friendly Brothers (Masonic)
Lodge No. 143 Iroquois



1ST REGIMENT OF DUNDAS MILITIA
1812-1814

Veterans of the American Revolutionary War from the King's Royal Regiment of New York and Jessop's Corps of Loyal Rangers made up the core of the 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia. In addition United Empire Loyalists and other immigrant and Aboriginal men between 16 and 60 were obligated to take up arms in defence of "The Front."

1ERE RÉGIMENT DE LA MILICE DE DUNDAS
1812-1814

Des vétérans de la guerre révolutionnaire américaine, du régiment Royal de New York, et du corps de la garde montée loyale de Jessop, constituaient le noyau du 1er régiment d la milice de Dundas. De plus, des loyalistes de l'empire uni ainsi que des hommes immigrants et indigènes âges de 16 à 60 ans furent contraints de prendre les armes à la défense du "Front."

Donation by/de
Cardinal (Masonic) Lodge No. 491



FORT NEEDLESS
1812-1814

The point Iroquois blockhouse witnessed shots fired on U.S. General Wilkinson's invasion forces. Captured and burned on the 7th of November 1813, the blockhouse was rebuilt in 1814. As hostilities had ended in this area, British troops referred to it as "Fort Needless."

LE FORT INUTILE
1812-1814

Le blockhaus de la Pointe des Iroquois fut témoin de coups de feu dirigés sur les forces envahissantes du général américain Wilkinson. Pris et incendié le 7 novembre 1813, le blockhaus fut reconstruit en 1814. Les hostilités ayant cessé dans ce secteur, les troupes anglaises lui ont attribué le nom de "Fort Inutile."

Donated by/de
Iroqois Matilda Lions Club