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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Percival Norris Waind and his sister, Lorena Maud Waind, Elora, Ontario, Circa 1892





I almost made this a "What-A-Shame" post because of the very rough condition of the cabinet card.  But, I guess we should look on the bright side:  the image is still there and now it can be copied and saved for future generations.  I hope you can make out the young boy's thick curls in the portrait.  He's quite the dapper young man.  The pair are identified on the back of the cabinet card as "Percy & Lora Waind."  It is inscribed "for Barbara."  The image was taken by either Thomas Connon or his son, John Connon, in Elora, Ontario around 1892.

Percival Waind, born on the 14th of March 1887, was the eldest child of Mark and Elizabeth Waind1.  His sister, Laura (Lorena Maud), came into the world on December 4th, 1889 in Puslinch Township2, Ontario.   The family later lived in Elora, Ontario.  The pair had four other siblings:  Wilber, Warren H., Carman and Frances.

By 1911, Percy and Lorena's father had died, leaving Elizabeth with two children under the age of 18.  Percy and Lorena, who were both in their early-to-mid twenties at the time of the 1911 Canada Census, were still living at home, probably to help their mother out.  Percy was employed as a book-keeper, while Lorena worked as a nurse3.

On September 25, 1919, Percy married 27-year-old Laura McBrine, daughter of Lewis and Martha (Walker) McBrine in Waterloo County, Ontario4.  Sadly, the couple did not have a long marriage together.  Just less than six months after their vows, Percival was stricken with influenza, and died5.  He was buried on Valentine's Day, 1920.

Lorena Waind married Joseph Elmer Wright on August 28, 1912, in Vancouver6. According to a tree I found on Ancestry, which I can not confirm or verify, the couple had one child, Charlotte Waind Wright.  According to the same tree, Lorena Maud Waind died on the 11th of July, 1981.






1 1901 census of Canada, Elora, Wellington, Ontario, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 134, subdistrict # B2, p.6 (penned), dwelling 67, family 67, Mark Waind family; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 1 July 2012); citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm T-6428 through T-6556.
2 Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLYV-28K : accessed 9 July 2012), Lorena Maud Waind, 1889.
3 1911 census of Canada, Elora, Wellington, Ontario, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 134, subdistrict # B2, p.9 (penned), dwelling 119, family 120, Elizabeth Waind family, digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed July 1, 2012), citing microfilm LAC microfilm T-20326 to T-20460
4 "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-GJC : accessed 9 July 2012), Lorena Waind, 1912.
5 Percival Norris Waind, Death Registration 041152 (11 Feb 1920); “Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947,” digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 July 2012), citing microfilm MS935, reel 273, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
6 "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8Z-GJC : accessed 9 July 2012), Lorena Waind, 1912.

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