Category Archives: Personal Documents

Treasure Chest Thursday – Military Census Record

Continuing through the personal documents of Dennis O’Connell (my paternal Great-Grandfather), I also found his 1917 Military Census Record.

This record shows that Dennis was living in election district 1, in the town of Moreau, Saratoga County, NY. As for other genealogical information, there is none. The card was filled out by Dennis, the handwriting matches many of the other documents in my possession.

Treasure Chest Thursday – 1917 Draft Card

For the past few months, I have been posting documents that belonged to my paternal great-grandfather Dennis O’Connell. This week, I continue with Dennis’s records.

His 1917 Draft Card gives his current address as 29 Main St., Glens Falls, NY. It was signed either Jan or June of 1917, it is a bit hard to decipher. Months after he signed his draft card, Dennis moved to Thorold, Canada.

I am so thankful to have these records and Dennis’s handwriting on each of them.

Treasure Chest Thursday – 30 Year Anniversary Letter

The Ontario Paper Co., Limited

Torold, Ontario

From the office of

Arthur A Schmon

President and General Manager

September 3, 1947

Dear O’Connell,

I want to take this opportunity of telling you what a satisfaction it is to me and my associates to note that you have served this Company for thirty years. This, indeed, is a fine record and indicates that you possess those excellent qualities of faithfulness, loyalty and devotion to duty. It is a splendid thing for a man to be able to say that he has been with a company for 25 or 30 years, or more, because it is tangible evidence of a deep rooted attachment between the company and the employee that is mutually desirable and beneficial.

I congratulate you on you long service and wish to convey our appreciation of the fine effort you have made throughout the years. I trust that we will enjoy many more years of service together.

With best wishes for your health and happiness, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

Arthur Schmon

Mr. D. O’Connell

52 Albert Street

Thorold, Ontario

Treasure Chest Thursday – 1947 Bank Loan

Loan paperwork of Dennis O’Connell

from the Canadian Bank of Commerce

dated July 9, 1947

 

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