The UELAC Library & Archives has a multitude of unidentified photographs dating throughout the years of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. Some photos provide hints; others, none whatsoever.

If you know anyone in the photo, please send an email to Carl Stymiest Leader of the Library and Archives Committee at communications@uelac.org – please note the date of the photo and clearly indicate which person you are identifying. Any additional relevant comments are welcome.

Pictures in which everyone has been identified will be moved to We Know Who’s In The Picture!

 

 

May 12, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-14-32) is another Gerald Rogers picture from the convention. The caption identifies Lyman Roberts, Isobel Templeton, Mabel MacLean, and Charles Marsh. Only the latter is identified as the gentleman in green. I’m fairly confident that MacLean is the woman in the dark dress on the left side of the table. Putting names to faces for the remaining two identified people and any unidentified people would be helpful.

Lyman Roberts, Isobel Templeton, Mabel MacLean, and Charles Marsh (reference code: 2-14-32) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

May 5, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-14-24) was taken by Gerald Rogers during the 1989 Royal Convention, the caption identified Jean Walton only (in the pink dress).

Jean Walton and group at picnic table (reference code: 2-14-24) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Apr. 14, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-14-19) was taken on May 21, 1989, at Bishop’s University by Gerry Rogers, with the caption “Planting Tree Bishop’s University, Dr. Hugh Scott, Principal.” Dr. Scott is to the left of HRH Prince Philip (seen in profile), but the other two men are unidentified.

Bishop’s University Tree Planting (reference code: 2-14-19) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Apr. 7, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-14-12) was taken on May 20, 1989, at the banquet. The caption by Gerry Rogers is “Joyce Bradford, Ben Fuller & Friend.” Joyce Bradford is in the period dress on the left with Ben in the centre. The identity of the woman immediately to the left of Ben is unknown, as are the three women to his right.

Joyce Bradford, Ben Fuller & Friend (reference code: 2-14-12) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Mar. 31, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-13-18), was taken on May 21, 1989, following a church service; Gerald Rogers captioned it “Sam Abbott B.C.S. Cadet Major (Ret.), Barbara Loucks, Bishop Matthews.” This leaves an unidentified woman in blue to the right of Bishop Matthews.

Sam Abbott B.C.S. Cadet Major (Ret.), Barbara Loucks, Bishop Matthews, and unidentified woman in blue (reference code: 2-13-18) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Mar. 24, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-17-21), taken May 20, 1989, at the banquet at the Royal Convention at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC, was labelled by Gerald Rogers as “Ted & Alison Irwin, Sylvia & Jim Fairlie, Ruby & Paul Bunnell, Benny Charter.” It’s not stated but presumed that Gerry identified the couples from left to right and Benny is on the far right, leaving two women unidentified: the 2nd and 3rd from the right.

Ted & Alison Irwin, Sylvia & Jim Fairlie, Ruby & Paul Bunnell, Benny Charter, and two unidentified women (reference code: 2-17-21) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Mar. 17, 2022

We know that the couple in this photo (Ref. Code 2-13-11) is Nelson and Dorrine Macnab at the 1989 Royal Convention (May 18-22 at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC), but who is the man in the grey suit to their left?

Nelson and Dorrine Macnab with unidentified man (reference code: 2-13-11) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Mar. 4, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-13-5) just needs two people identified. It shows Lt. Col. A.F. Cooper (at centre with medals), Liliane M. Stewart, Dr. Hugh Scott, and an unnamed 78th Fraser Highlander; it was taken on May 20, 1989 during the 1989 Royal Convention. The question is which gentleman is Dr. Scott – the leftmost or rightmost individual – and who is the other man? The Highlander is probably a reenactor and getting his name would be an even longer shot.

Lt. Col. A.F. Cooper, Liliane M. Stewart, Dr. Hugh Scott, Highlander (reference code: 2-13-5) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Feb. 25, 2022

This photo of three unidentified individuals (Ref. Code 2-16-21) is from the 1989 Royal Convention (May 18-22 at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC), part of the Okill Stuart Fonds.

Three unidentified individuals (reference code: 2-16-21) Click to enlarge

 

Partial identification:

At the left are Harold (UE) and Betty Lampman, of Hamilton Branch. Harold was President of the Hamilton Branch in 1976-1977; Betty was born in England but served as the Hamilton Branch genealogist for a number of years. Both were still very active in the branch in the mid 1980s.

— John Hamill, UE; Hamilton Branch

 

 


 

 

Feb. 16, 2022

This group photo (Ref. Code 2-17-6) has only the attribution ‘Phyllis Hamilton‘ – we don’t know which woman she is. The photo is from the 1989 Royal Convention (May 18-22 at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC), part of the Okill Stuart Fonds.

Group photo presumably including Phyllis Hamilton (reference code: 2-17-6) Click to enlarge

 

Partial identification:

For Gov. Simcoe group photo (reference code: 46-4-27-1)

The lady at left wearing red is June Pierson UE of Gov. Simcoe Branch.

— Doug Grant, UE; Gov. Simcoe Branch

 

The Man in glasses (to the right of the lady in the pick jacket, looking to the right) is Arnold Nethercott, UE. Arnold was a long-time member and executive of the London and Western Ontario Branch, and served as Branch President from 1981-1983. He also served on the Dominion Council and Executive – he was UELAC President 1990-1992. Arnold proved his descent from David Springer UEL, a Butler’s Ranger, in 1976 and from from Josiah Lockwood UEL in 1989.

— Bob McBride, UE; Kawartha Branch

 

 


 

 

Feb. 9, 2022

This photo of two women riding a golf cart in period costume (reference code: 2-17-2), taken during the 1989 Royal Convention at Bishop’s University, was identified as Joan Lucas and Jean Lake by Grietje McBride.]

 

 


 

 

Feb. 2, 2022

This photo from the the Governor Simcoe Branch (Ref. Code 46-4-27-1) shows a group of 25 individuals standing on a circular stairway. The fact that it’s black and white, along with the fashion, suggests it was taken in the 1950s or ’60s. (It could also be possible that it is not connected to the UEL and simply got misplaced within the Governor Simcoe Branch documents.) It is from the Elizabeth Richardson fonds.

Gov. Simcoe group photo (reference code: 46-4-27-1) Click to enlarge

 

Possible partial identification:

For Gov. Simcoe group photo (reference code: 46-4-27-1)

I believe that the lady in the front row, third person from right, black dress is June Pierson UE. June was a teacher – the photo could be a photo of the staff at a school, perhaps for a yearbook. Time frame looks like fifties or early sixties.

The photo is from the Gov. Simcoe Branch, of which she was a long-time member who served on the executive for many years including President 1992-96. Hence in the Gov. Simcoe Fonds.

June was a key part of the Costume Committee at Dominion Office before it became the Costume Branch (1988-2005), a branch in its own right. June served as President and after retirement set up a workshop in her own home for it.

Although this photo is probably 15-30 years before I met her, the posture, build and glasses remind me of her.

— Doug Grant, Gov. Simcoe Branch

 

 


 

 

Jan. 26, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-16-12) shows two unidentified women – one holding a framed picture of the UEL badge – on the campus of Bishop’s University during the 1989 Royal Convention. It is part of the Okill Stuart Fonds.

Two women, one with framed UEL Badge (reference code: 2-16-12) Click to enlarge

 

Partially identified:

The person on the left is Elizabeth Richardson, UE, former UELAC Dominion Historian and Archivist.

— Carl Stymiest, Vancouver Branch

 

 


 

 

Jan. 13, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-16-11) shows two unidentified women behind the Costume Branch table at the 1989 Royal Convention (May 18-22 at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC). It is part of the Okill Stuart Fonds.

Two women at Costume Branch table (reference code: 2-16-11) Click to enlarge

 

Partially identified:

In photo 2-16-11, the lady on the right (black dress) is my late friend retired teacher Miss June Pierson, UE.

— Thomas Wardle, Gov. Simcoe Branch

 

 


 

 

Jan. 6, 2022

This photo (Ref. Code 2-16-18) shows two men and a woman in front of a table covered with books taken during the convention. It was taken by Gerald Rogers between May 18-22 at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC, during the 1989 Royal Convention. It is part of the Okill Stuart Fonds.

Two men and a woman at a table of books (reference code: 2-16-18) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Dec. 31, 2021

This photo (reference code: 2-16-17) was in the photo album for the Royal Convention and shows an unidentified woman in an office. It is undated but likely taken during the Royal Convention [May 18-22 1989, at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC] but her identity and the location is unknown.

Woman in office (reference code: 2-16-17) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Dec. 8, 2021

This photo (reference code: 2-16-16) picturing two unidentified women – one with a convention name tag – was taken by Gerald Rogers between May 18-22 at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville QC, during the 1989 Royal Convention. It is part of the Okill Stuart Fonds.

Two women during Royal Convention (reference code: 2-16-16) Click to enlarge

 

 


 

 

Oct. 29, 2021

The following photos are from the 1989 Royal Convention (May 18-22) at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, QC. These photos were taken by Gerald Rogers UE and come from the Okill Stuart Fonds.

The first photo (reference code: 2-14-38) was taken just in front of the Kuehner Residence on the Bishop’s University campus. The only caption by Rogers is “St. Lawrence Branch Members”:

St. Lawrence Branch Members at 1989 Royal Convention [Reference Code: 2-14-38]

St. Lawrence Branch Members at 1989 Royal Convention (reference code: 2-14-38) Click to enlarge

 

Partially identified:

In photo 2-14-38, in the rear row at far left is Margaret Duval (in navy blue jacket) beside her husband Gerald Duval, from Newington, both deceased now.

In the front row, the man on the right is Stanley McNair, and his wife is the third lady in from the right; they are both deceased now, and they were from Long Sault.

The lady in the red jacket behind Stanley is a McLean from Williamstown, I think.

— Betty Neville

 

In photo 2-14-38, the names of a few more of the member of the St. Lawrence Branch:

(From Left to Right): Margaret Duval, Mildred Leitch, Gerald Duval, (unknown), (unknown), (unknown), Kathleen (Kay) McNairn, (unknown), (unknown), Mabel MacLean, John Gordier, and Stanley McNairn.

— Murray Barkley

 

[The second photo (reference code: 2-16-15) — taken by Gerald Rogers in front of the John H. Price Centre on the Bishop’s University Campus on the evening of May 20, during the Annual Banquet — was identified as Charles Marsh and wife Margaret by Robert Wilkins.]

 

The third photo (reference code: 2-16-23) was taken by Gerald Rogers almost certainly at the Annual Banquet on May 20. The only identification we have is that Ellen Stevenson is pictured.

Ellen Stevenson at 1989 Royal Convention Banquet

Ellen Stevenson at 1989 Royal Convention Banquet (reference code: 2-16-23) Click to enlarge

 

Partially identified:

In photo 2-16-23, the late Ellen Stephenson is the lady in the grey dress, standing in front of the late Malcolm Loucks (a one-time Branch President of Heritage Branch in the mid-1970s, who lived in Westmount, Quebec and later moved to Oakville, Ontario). Ellen, who lived in Montreal, but ended her days in Dieppe, New Brunswick. was a descendant of Loyalists William Burk and Arthur Branscombe, to the best of my knowledge. Malcolm was, I believe, a descendant of Loyalist Jacob Loucks. They were both longtime Heritage Branch members.

In that same photo, I believe the lady in the pink dress beside Malcolm Loucks is his wife, Barbara. Beside her, the lady in the blue dress is the late Blanche Johnstone, who was a proud descendant of Loyalist Charles Inglis, first (Anglican) Bishop of Nova Scotia. Blanche was also a Heritage Branch member for many years, and a close friend of the late Phoebe Hyde. Blanche lived near Phoebe in Hudson Heights, Quebec, and later in Westmount. She is buried in Hudson.

— Robert Wilkins