Wednesday, April 23, 2014

William Cameron's Card

Records from the Library and Archives of Canada include Veterans Death Cards: First World War and the microfilm where they can be found.

When Veterans Affairs was notified of the death of a First World War veteran, a death card was created... .

Died: 23-4-59
Died at:  St. Joseph Hosp., Trois Riveres, P.Q.
Next of Kin: Mr. Robert Cameron, Brother
Railway View Terrace
County Antrim, Ireland

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fassifern and His Campbell Wife

From the Highland Papers, Volume III:

[John Cameron'sFassifern's wife was a daughter of John Campbell of Achalader.

Winter of 1748 I came the north road to town to advise about Lady Lochiel and her childrens' claims and other claims upon some of the forfeited company with Donald Cameron....


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dividing Duties In The Indian Department

Indian Department duties were divided between Alexander Cameron and Thomas Browne, according to His Majesty's Southern Department Of Loyal Indian Allies website:

"The first step was to find a replacement for John Stuart." "Both General Prevost and Governor Tonyn highly recommended Thomas Brown. General Clinton, on April 29, temporarily appointed Alexander Cameron to replace Stuart."

"In London, Lord Germain made a decision to split the Southern Department into two districts and give Brown the eastern and Cameron the western."

"....on December 31, 1779 the confusion and chaos in Indian Department Leadership came to an end."

Henry Clinton's Papers at the Clements Library at the University Of Michigan included the following:
Volume 57 April 30, 1779-May 11, 1779
Death of John Stuart, Superintendant of Indian Affairs in Southern
Appointment of Alexander Cameron as Superintendant of Indian
Affairs in Southern Provinces 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Great-Grandma's Temporary Move To Greencourt?

Border Entry, Form 30, 1919-1924
Microform: t-15264

Source  Image 1388
Canadian Immigration Service
Port: Windsor, Ontario
Form #7247
Cameron, D.R. Mrs.
Last Permanent Address:  Detroit, Mich.
Street and No.: 1017 E. Jefferson
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario
She can read and write in English
Religion: Presb.
Ever lived in Canada?  Yes.
Left Canada at Sarnia in 1890
Why left Canada:  To Reside
Money in possession belonging to Immigrant: $100.00
Object in coming to Canada: Settler
Destined To: Son
Greencourt, Alta
Ever been refused admission to Canada?  No
Apparent condition of health: Good
From Detroit to Windsor
Objection to Immigrant: None

Source Image 1387

Husband: D. R. Cameron
609 Warren Street
Flint, Michigan
Height: 5'8"
Complexion: Dark
Color of Eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Dk Brown
Wt.: 150
Signature: Mrs. D.R. Cameron
July 30, 1920

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron were both living in Flint, Michigan, in 1930.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Alexander Cameron In The Fifth Infantry

From the Archives of Michigan:  Alexander Cameron's entry at the 5th Michigan Infantry - Pages 22 and  23:

Cameron, Alexander.  Enlisted in company C, Fifth Infantry, Nov. 8, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 25.  Mustered Nov. 8, 1862.  Joined regiment at Camp Curtin, May 15, 1863.  Taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863.  Returned to regiment Dec. 20, 1864.  Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 5, 1865.  Present residence, Soldier's Home, Milwaukee, Wis.

From Fold3: