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Reaserch by Frances Laver

General Observations
• There were Pathmasters who looked after certain sections of the road.
• They were always making repairs to the Narrows Bridge. Finally Council decided to ask the County to take it over. There were many meetings about this. James Graham had to go to Toronto about the matter. It also seemed to be in the courts. It was measured to show it was over 300 feet wide which seemed to be in the realm of what the County must look after.
• Statute of Labour – people worked so many days on road?
• Had fence viewers. Pound Keepers
• Always buying scrapers for the roads.
• Names were added to the voters’ list. Presumably these men had reached the age of 21
• Each year it states how much money went to the School Sections
• Each year there was a Court of Revision for changes in assessment of taxes.
• Certain people were appointed Commissioners to repair a certain part of the roads.
• Money was given to The Hospital for Sick Children each year.
• The Muskoka Sanitarium asked for money but did get any.
• Many people were notified to remove their fences off road allowances.
• A County Road System was proposed but his township opposed it.
• Some money was spent getting someone into the House of Refuge.
• Worked with The Trent Valley Canal over bridges and flooding.


Carden Councils

January 1887
William Taylor – Reeve
Charles McDonald – Clerk
William Plews
Solomon Thompson
Nicholas Whelan
John Walsh – Treasurer
Thomas Strachan – Assessor – $18
Thomas McElroy – Collector – $27
James Graham $5 for auditing accounts of 1886

George Ivory D.R.O. Polling Division #2
Met at S.S. #2, #5, #4 Carden and Uphill

January 1888
William Taylor – Reeve
Charles McDonald
William Plews
Solomon Thompson
Nicholas Whelan
John Walsh – Treasurer and Clerk

Edward Graham – Assessor $15
Health Officers: Thomas Strachan, John Walsh, William Ivory, William Taylor, Michael Healy.
Edward Graham – Collector $27
*Recommended to the county that the Narrows Bridge be condemned and a new one built.
Met at S.S. #2, #5, #4
James Graham and Thomas McElroy – auditor

January 1889
William Taylor – Reeve – $18 Sessimal Allowance
Solomon Thompson $18
Francis McElroy $18
Charles McDonald $18
John M. Chrylser $18
John Walch Clerk $50, Treasurer $50
Donald McNevin Assessing
George Ivory D.R.O. $7
John Walsh R.O. $7
Edward Graham Collector $27 -$4 for selecting jurors -$1.75 for satchel to carry assessment roll.
James Graham and William McElroy auditing $5
Still working on getting something done on Narrows Bridge. People keep getting paid to fix it.
Patrick McGee to be collector @$27
Dr. Wood – Medical Health Officer
Met at S.S. #2, #4, #5, #1

January 1890
George Jarrett – Reeve $12
John M. Chrysler $8
James McRey $12
James O’Neill $12
Alexander McCuaig $12

James McNabb and James Graham auditor @$2.50 each
Donald McNevin – Assessor $17
J.J. Irwin – Collector $25

January 1891
John Alton – Reeve
John M. Chrysler
Abraham Jacob
James McKay
James O’Neill

John Walsh – Clerk $50 Treasurer $50
James Graham and Patrick McGee – Auditors $2.50 each
Patrick Moran – Assessor $25
John James Irwin – Collector $30
Municipality to be divided into 2 Polling Sub Divisions for elections of members of council, Legislative Assembly and House of Commons.
Edward Herring assessed for Herring Island
Motion passed to petition the Legislative Assembly to abolish all taxes on improvements.
Met at #1, #2, #4, #5, #7 Carden

January 1892
John Alton – Reeve $12
John M. Chrysler $12
Daniel Day $12
Abraham Jacob $12
Duncan McInnis $12
John Walsh – Clerk $50 Treasurer $50
Letter from A.E. Graham asking to be assessor
James Graham and James Fitzgerald – Auditors
Patrick McGee – Assessor $28
J.J. Irwin – Collector $35
Court of Revision
Always changing assessments
Certain people allowed to do “statute labor” on roads
Clerk to be instructed to purchase a pair of hand cuffs for Constable James Alton
Narrows Bridge to be repaired
People commissioned to do $20 work on roads.

January 1893
John Alton – Reeve $14
James McKay – Resigned in March $2
Michael Healey $14
Abraham Jacob $14
John M. Chrysler $14
Daniel Day $14
John Walsh – Clerk $50 Treasurer $50
J. Graham and James McKay – auditors $2.50 each
Board of Health – Joel Day $4, Ed Graham $4, John Alton $4
Requested a vote of electors of Province of Ontario be taken on the question of Prohibition
J.J. Irwin – Collector $35
Thomas Strachan – Assessor $25
Two fence viewers couldn’t make a declaration so Thomas Strachan and Thomas Mullally were to do it.
Narrows bridge needs repairs.
Met at #2, #4.

January 1894
John Alton – Reeve $12
John M. Chrysler $12
David Day $12
Michael Healy $12
Abraham Jacob $12
John Walsh – Clerk and Treasurer
Board of Health: Edward Graham $2, Reeve Alton $2, Clerk Walsh got $4 for being secretary, Joel Day $2, Daniel Duggan $2
Sanitary Inspector John Martin
Medical Health Officer Dr. Blanchard
James Graham and Patrick McGee – Auditors $2.50 each
J.J. Irwin Assessor $28
Patrick McGee Collector $30
Court of Revision
John Walsh and George Ivory appointed Deputy Returning Officers for municipal elections 1895
J.J. Irwin and John Walsh $2 each for selecting jurors
Met at #3, #2, #1.

January 1895
Abraham Jacob Reeve $12
Michael Healy $12
John M. Chrysler $12
Francis McElroy $12
Patrick Moran $12
John Walsh Clerk and Treasurer $50 each post
Edward Graham Assessor $25
Patrick McGee Collector $30
Health Officers: Abraham Jacob, John Walsh, A.E. Graham, Daniel Duggan, Joel Day
Medical Health Officer Dr. Blanchard
Sanitary Inspector John Martin
Court of Revision
Edward Graham, Abe Jacobs, John Walsh $2 each for selection of jurors.
Auditors James Graham and George McRay $5 each
Nicholas Whalen – Arbitrator
S.S. #4, #2, #1

1897
Abraham Jacob Reeve $12
John M. Chrysler $12
Michael Healy $12
Patrick Moran $12
James McKay $10
John Walsh – Clerk –Treasurer $100
Clerk and Reeve $2 for selecting jurors
James McKay and James Graham – auditors
A.E. Graham Assessor $25
A.E. Graham reappointed to Board of Health
Patrick McGee – Collector resigned in August
John Wylie – Poundkeeper in Duncan McCallum’s Division
S.S. #1, #2, #4

1898
Abraham Jacob – Reeve $12
John M. Chrysler $12
Patrick Moran $12
James McKay $12
John Walsh – Clerk Treasurer $100 – $17.50 for holding elections
John Walsh, Charles Teel and A. Jacobs select jurors
Charles Teel – Assessor $20
Daniel Duggan – Board of Health
Patrick Duggan – Collector $24
James Graham, Hunter Hicks auditors
John Walsh $7.50 for registering births, deaths, marriages
S.S. #1, #2, #4

1899
Michael Healy – Reeve $10
Patrick Moran $10
Frank Thompson $10
John M. Chrysler $10
James McKay $10
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $100 – $7.50 for holding elections
Michael Healy, John Walsh picked jurors
James Graham, Patrick McGee $2.50 Auditors
Joel Day reappointed to Board of Health for 3 years
A.E. Graham – Assessor $24
Patrick Duggan – Collector $24
S.S. #2, #1, #4.

1900
Michael Healy – Reeve $10
John M. Chrysler $10
James McKay $10
Patrick Moran $10
Frank Thompson $10
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $100 – $17.50 for holding elections
A.E. Graham – Assessor $24
Patrick McGee – Auditors
A.E. Graham reappointed to the Board of Health
James Graham was appointed to look after the Narrows Bridge
Patrick Duggan – Collector
A.E. Graham, M. Healy $2 for picking jurors
S.S. #1, #2, #4.

1901
Michael Healy – Reeve $14
John M. Chrysler $14
Frank Thompson $14
James McKay $12
Patrick Moran $14
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $100 – $17.50 for holding elections – $7.60 for registering births, etc.
A.E. Graham – Assessor $24
Michael Healy, John Walsh $2 for selecting jurors
James Graham, Patrick McGee – auditors $2.50
A.E. Graham resigned from being Chairman of the Board of Health – John Alton was appointed.
• Special meeting re: High Level Bridge
• Small pox outbreak
Joel Day, Michael Healy, John Walsh, Daniel Duggan $2 each for Board of Health meeting
S.S. #2, #1, #4.

1902
Michael Healy – Reeve $10
John J. Chrysler $10
Frank Thompson $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
James O’Neill $10
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $100 – $4.80 Registration – $17.50 Elections
John Mullaly, Michael Healy, John Walsh $2 each for selecting jurors
James Graham, Patrick McGee Auditors $2.50
John Mullaly Assessor $24
Paid W.K. Murphy for funeral expenses for J.H. Fountain
Pages 248, 49, 50 are crossed out.
$5 for coffin for John Quigley’s child
S.S. #2, #1, #4

1903
Michael Healy – Reeve $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Frank Thompson $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
James O’Neill $10 (Paid to Mrs. O’Neill)
John Mullaly, M. Healy, J. Walsh $2 selecting jurors
John Walsh Clerk $50 – Treasurer $50 – $5.60 registration – $18.43 for election
James Graham, Patrick McGee Auditors $2
John Mullaly Assessor $30
Patrick Duggan Collector $26
Narrows Bridge in dangerous condition and want County to assume it.
Board of Health – Michael Healy, John Walsh, Peter Day – 3 years, John Alton 2, Daniel Duggan 1.
Dr. Grant – Medical Health Officer
James Graham – Sanitary Inspector
John Walsh – Secretary
• Grant towards building a gravel walkway in the Village of Victoria Road
• George Smith O.L.S. to go to Victoria Road and locate Patrick and Bickle Streets
S.S.#1, #2.

1904
Michael Healy – Reeve $10
Frank Thompson $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
Lauchlan McIniss $10
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $100 – $5.40 Registration – $8.16 for holding voters court
M. Healy, John Walsh, John Mullaly $2 selecting jurors
• Asking for a grant to help build a lock-up in Victoria Road
John Mullaly Assessor $30
Patrick Duggan Collector $26 and then go $30
James Graham, Patrick McGee $2.50 Auditors
Dan Duggan reappointed to the Board of Health
Dr. Grant M.H.O.
James Graham Sanitary Officer
• Trying to get County to assume Narrows Bridge
• S.S. #3 asking to borrow $350 for building a new school house and other purposes
S.S. #2, #1, #4.

1905
Frank Thompson – Reeve $10
John M. Chrysler $10
John Alton $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
Lachlan McInnis $10
John Walsh Clerk $100 – $5.60 registration – $18.00 for election
John Walsh, John Mullaly selecting jurors $2
• Trying to get County to assume Narrows Bridge since it’s over 300 feet in length
Patrick Duggan Collector $30
Dr. Grant M.H.O.
James Graham Sanitary Inspector
Patrick McGee Board of Health for 3 years
George Ivory, Patrick McGee $2.50 auditors
John Mullaly Assessor $45
Herring Island assessed to Fred Avery instead of Ed Herring
1906
Acclamation
Frank Thompson Reeve $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Lachlan McInnis $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
John Alton $10
John Walsh Clerk – Treasurer $100
• p 304 Long motion giving reasons why Narrows Bridge should be taken over by the County
Peter Day reappointed to Board of Health
Dr. Grant M.H.O.
James Graham, Patrick McGee Auditors $2.50
Patrick Duggan Collector $30
John James Irwin Assessor $50
• p 311 Looking for a site for the lockup
S.S. #2, #1, #4.

1907
James Graham Reeve $10
John Alton $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
Patrick McGee $10
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $100 – $4.80 Registration for 1905 – $6.60 Registration
James Graham, J.J. Irwin, John Walsh selecting jurors
Hunter Hicks, Herbert Chrysler Auditors $2.50
Dr. Grant M.H.O.
R.H. Hicks Sanitary Inspector
John McElroy Board of Health 3 years
James Irwin Assessor $50
John Alton Collector $35
S.S. #1, #2

1908
James Graham Reeve $10
John Alton $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
Patrick McGee $10
John Walsh Clerk – Treasurer – $6 Registration
James Graham, J.J. Irwin, John Walsh $2 selecting jurors
Richard Hunter Hicks, Herbert H. Chrysler Auditors $2.50
J.J. Irwin Assessor $50
Patrick Duggan Collector $35
Michael Healy was appointed Postmaster instead of James O’Connor
S.S. #1, #2, #4.

1909
James Graham Reeve $10
John Alton $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Thomas Mullaley $10
Patrick McGee $10
John Walsh Clerk – Treasurer $100 – $3.40 Registration
James Graham, John Walsh, Josiah Palmer selected jurors
H.H. Chrysler, R.H. Hicks Auditors $2.50
Peter Day Board of Health 3 years
Dr. James Grant M.H.O. $1
R.H. Hicks Sanitary Inspector
John Crawford to Board of Health instead of John McElroy
• Prtion to Post Master general not to change present mail service to Kirkfield
Josiah Palmer Assessor $38
S.S. #1, #2, #4.

1910
James Graham Reeve $10
John Alton $10
John M. Chrysler $10
Thomas Mullaly $10
Patrick McGee $10
John Walsh Clerk-Treasurer $19.05 holding elections
P. McGee, James Graham, John Walsh – selecting jurors
John Crawford Board of Health – 3 years
R.H. Hicks, Herbert Chrysler $2.50 Auditors
Patrick McNamee Assessor $40
Patrick Duggan Collector $35
Is there a road allowance around Mud Lake?
James Newman appointed Pathmaster instead of Mr. Lucy
Arthur Thompson instead of Peter Day
Edward Burke, Poundkeeper instead of Frances McElroy
S.S. #1, #2.

1911
James Graham Reeve $10
John Alton $10
Herbert Chrysler $10
Patrick McGee $10
Thomas Mullaley $10
John Walsh – Clerk – Treasurer $100 – $16.75 holding elections.
James Graham, Patrick McNamee, John Walsh $2 selecting jurors.
George Ivory, R.H. Hicks Auditors
Daniel Duggan Board of Health 3 years
R.H. Hicks Sanitary Inspector
Dr. Ross M.H.O.
Patrick McNamee Assessor $40
Patrick Duggan Collector $35
• $10 to North Victoria Agricultural Society
• Fred Avery will get a surveyor and locate the road he claims across Joel Day’s property at his own expense – the Council will give him a reasonable grant to open the road.
• The Council’s opinion that not less than 100 feet of clearway should be left when erecting the bridge at the Narrows on Mud Lake.

General Observations
• There were Pathmasters who looked after certain sections of the road.
• They were always making repairs to the Narrows Bridge. Finally Council decided to ask the County to take it over. There were many meetings about this. James Graham had to go to Toronto about the matter. It also seemed to be in the courts. It was measured to show it was over 300 feet wide which seemed to be in the realm of what the County must look after.
• Statute of Labour – people worked so many days on road?
• Had fence viewers. Pound Keepers
• Always buying scrapers for the roads.
• Names were added to the voters’ list. Presumably these men had reached the age of 21
• Each year it states how much money went to the School Sections
• Each year there was a Court of Revision for changes in assessment of taxes.
• Certain people were appointed Commissioners to repair a certain part of the roads.
• Money was given to The Hospital for Sick Children each year.
• The Muskoka Sanitarium asked for money but did get any.
• Many people were notified to remove their fences off road allowances.
• A County Road System was proposed but his township opposed it.
• Some money was spent getting someone into the House of Refuge.
• Worked with The Trent Valley Canal over bridges and flooding.

Note: Victoria County Wardens from Carden

John Alton 1921
J.A. McGillvray 1930
E.J. Murphy 1959

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Submission Committee:
Frances Laver
Lisa Burke
Fred Lamb
Mike Crosby


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