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  • Bill McIsaac Holding his Catch
    Bill McIsaac Holding his Catch
    imagemystery       Writing likely added years later.
    imagemystery     Writing likely added years later.
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  • The First School House at Bissett Creek
    The First School House at Bissett Creek
    imagemystery       The Ottawa River lay just behind the hill in the background of this picture. The schoolhouse was replaced by a new one room schoolhouse in the 1930s. The house was then bought by the Giroux (Section Man) family. The Pellerin family lived next door to the original school and the ...
    imagemystery     The Ottawa River lay just behind the hill in the background of this picture. The schoolhouse was replaced by a new one room schoolhouse in the 1930s. The house was ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Tooley's House on Bissett Road
    Tooley's House on Bissett Road
    imagemystery       This picture was likely taken in August or September. This time of year is indicated by the height of the corn on the right side of the picture.
    imagemystery     This picture was likely taken in August or September. This time of year is indicated by the height of the corn on the right side of the picture.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Bissett Creek Hockey Team
    Bissett Creek Hockey Team
    imagemystery       Back Row (Left to Right): Malcolm Tooley, "Fats" Boulay, Leonard McIsaac.Front Row (Left to Right): Ken Tooley, Romeo Boulay,Stanley McIsaac.Malcolm is in the arms of his mother Annie Tooley in the McIsaac old place picture. Bill (William) McIsaac is Stanley's father. Stanley was born in 1925 or 1926.According to Stan ...
    imagemystery     Back Row (Left to Right): Malcolm Tooley, "Fats" Boulay, Leonard McIsaac.Front Row (Left to Right): Ken Tooley, Romeo Boulay,Stanley McIsaac.Malcolm is in the arms of his mother Annie Tooley in ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • C.P.R. Mail Stand, Bissett Creek
    C.P.R. Mail Stand, Bissett Creek
    imagemystery       The mail stand was a popular place to have ones picture taken. There are at least three photographs in the Head, Clara and Maria archives of locals posing on the mail stand.In this picture, Alvirna McIsaac and her friend from Mattawa pose for the photographer.
    imagemystery     The mail stand was a popular place to have ones picture taken. There are at least three photographs in the Head, Clara and Maria archives of locals posing on the ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Elsie McIsaac
    Elsie McIsaac
    imagemystery       Elsie McIsaac is Bill McIsaac and Mary (Meme) McIsaac's Daughter. Her brother is Stanley McIsaac who is featured in the Bissett Creek Hockey picture.
    imagemystery     Elsie McIsaac is Bill McIsaac and Mary (Meme) McIsaac's Daughter. Her brother is Stanley McIsaac who is featured in the Bissett Creek Hockey picture.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • C.P.R. Handcar, Aylen Siding
    C.P.R. Handcar, Aylen Siding
    imagemystery       The individuals in this photograph are unknown. Maintenance workers used to travel up and down the rail lines on handcars to maintain and repair the track when necessary.
    imagemystery     The individuals in this photograph are unknown. Maintenance workers used to travel up and down the rail lines on handcars to maintain and repair the track when necessary.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Fire Tower at Bissett Creek
    Fire Tower at Bissett Creek
    imagemystery       The three individuals in the photograph are unknown, but it is believed they may be the Lands and Forestry employees who built the tower. The Fire Tower was believed to be 50 feet high.Stanley McIsaac recalls building a Fire Tower on the Quebec side of Bissett Creek around 1949. The ...
    imagemystery     The three individuals in the photograph are unknown, but it is believed they may be the Lands and Forestry employees who built the tower. The Fire Tower was believed to ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Lita Therrien Interview
    Lita Therrien Interview
    audioimage  February 17, 2005     This Audio interview was recorded in the home of Lita Therrien on February 17, 2005 and discusses her McIsaac and Pellerin ancestors in Bissett Creek.
    audioimage  February 17, 2005   This Audio interview was recorded in the home of Lita Therrien on February 17, 2005 and discusses her McIsaac and Pellerin ancestors in Bissett Creek.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Stanley McIsaac
    Stanley McIsaac
    videoimage       Video Interview taped in Chalk River Ontario. Stan describes what life was like growing up in Bissett Creek Ontario and shares information about his family.
    videoimage     Video Interview taped in Chalk River Ontario. Stan describes what life was like growing up in Bissett Creek Ontario and shares information about his family.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Bill McIsaac's Three Daughters
    Bill McIsaac's Three Daughters
    imagemystery       Left to right: Vivial Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter), Elsie McIsaac (bill's daughter) and Irene Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter).
    imagemystery     Left to right: Vivial Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter), Elsie McIsaac (bill's daughter) and Irene Tooley (Bill's adopted daughter).
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Bill McIsaac Residence
    Bill McIsaac Residence
    image       Vivian Tooley (holding dog), Maime McIsaac, Elsie McIsaac.
    image     Vivian Tooley (holding dog), Maime McIsaac, Elsie McIsaac.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Woman and Child From Bissett Creek
    Woman and Child From Bissett Creek
    imagemystery  August 1962     People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
    imagemystery  August 1962   People believed to be Madelyn and Dwight Thomas.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Spencer Family, Bissett Creek
    Spencer Family, Bissett Creek
    image  Early 1900s     Back Row: Joe and Edith Spence with Nina, Bill Tooley with Vivian, Mrs. Tooley, Elaine Spencer, Bill McIsaac, Mrs. Louos Spencer, Louis Specer, Hazel McIsaac. Middle Row: Raymond Spencer, Mac Spencer, Walter Tooley, Emery Toooley; One person unidentified in middle row. Front Row: James Spencer,, (Joe's son), Lornie Spencer, Frank ...
    image  Early 1900s   Back Row: Joe and Edith Spence with Nina, Bill Tooley with Vivian, Mrs. Tooley, Elaine Spencer, Bill McIsaac, Mrs. Louos Spencer, Louis Specer, Hazel McIsaac. Middle Row: Raymond Spencer, Mac ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Spencer Family, Bissett Creek c.1918
    Spencer Family, Bissett Creek c.1918
    image  1918     Back Row, Teacher Miss M. Donner, Raymond Spencer, Frank Spencer, Mrs. Loui(s) Spencer. Front Row: McCarthy (Mac) Spencer, Elaine Spencer (m. Ferrill), Louise Spencer.
    image  1918   Back Row, Teacher Miss M. Donner, Raymond Spencer, Frank Spencer, Mrs. Loui(s) Spencer. Front Row: McCarthy (Mac) Spencer, Elaine Spencer (m. Ferrill), Louise Spencer.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Bridges at Bissett Creek
    Bridges at Bissett Creek
    imagemystery       This is a unique spot because four different levels of transportation (boat, car, train and plane) could be in this spot at once.
    imagemystery     This is a unique spot because four different levels of transportation (boat, car, train and plane) could be in this spot at once.
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Sheedy Family Service Station (c.1967)
    Sheedy Family Service Station (c.1967)
    imagemystery  1967     This is the third building erected (1959-1969) by Clarence Vincent Sheedy [1905-1977] for this Service Station. The former station was expropriated to accommodate the relocation of highway 17. The business was sold in 1969.
    imagemystery  1967   This is the third building erected (1959-1969) by Clarence Vincent Sheedy [1905-1977] for this Service Station. The former station was expropriated to accommodate the relocation of highway 17. The business ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Bronson Stopover (Jardine), Bissett Creek
    Bronson Stopover (Jardine), Bissett Creek
    image       Maggie Pelerin (nee McIsaac) combs Mary, her daughters, hair as Willie Pelerin, her son, waits his turn.The house in the background of this picture has an interesting history that is connected to the timber industry of the region. According to an MNR report by Ed McKenna (1976), a major commercial ...
    image     Maggie Pelerin (nee McIsaac) combs Mary, her daughters, hair as Willie Pelerin, her son, waits his turn.The house in the background of this picture has an interesting history that is ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Pellerin's House, Bissett Creek
    Pellerin's House, Bissett Creek
    imagemystery       Back Row (left to right): John (Jack) Pellerin (also in McIsaac Old Place picture), Helen (Nellie) Pellerin Lomas, Maggie Pellerin née McIsaac, Bill Tooley, Bill McIsaac, Florence McIsaac, Hazel Pacholzuk, Charles Pellerin (Patriarch). Middle Row: Emery and Walter Tooley. Front Row: William (Willie) Pellerin (also in McIsaac Old Place picture), ...
    imagemystery     Back Row (left to right): John (Jack) Pellerin (also in McIsaac Old Place picture), Helen (Nellie) Pellerin Lomas, Maggie Pellerin née McIsaac, Bill Tooley, Bill McIsaac, Florence McIsaac, Hazel Pacholzuk, ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
  • Fishing on the Ottawa River
    Fishing on the Ottawa River
    imagemysterycomment       The woman in this picture has been identified as Vivian Pichette and the man has been identified as Stanley McIsaac. The boy is believed to be a Dufoe. These rapids, north of Bissett Creek on the Ottawa River, disappeared in 1950 when the hydro electric dam (Swisha) was built at ...
    imagemysterycomment     The woman in this picture has been identified as Vivian Pichette and the man has been identified as Stanley McIsaac. The boy is believed to be a Dufoe. These rapids, ...
    Head, Clara and Maria Public Library
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