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Group picture by Jos Kitchin, Walhalla, N.D.
Group picture by Jos Kitchin, Walhalla, N.D.
TitleGroup picture by Jos Kitchin, Walhalla, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
CreatorKitchin, Joseph, 1868-1938
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionGroup portrait with thirty men, women and children standing and sitting outside. The women have skirts and blouses on while most of the men have suits and hats on. In the background is a light pole, trees, and the corner of a building.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Group portraits
Suits (Clothing)
Personal NameFitzsimonds, John Henry, 1849-1931
Fitzsimonds, Eleanor Johnstone, 1853-1927
Chambers, Thomas, 1866-
Chambers, Mary Johnstone, 1878-
Fitzsimonds, James
Fitzsimonds, Alex
Fitzsimonds, Lena Fee
Fitzsimonds, Robert
Fitzsimonds, Kate
O'Keeffe, Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds
Johnstone, Maggie Fitzsimonds
Hoover, Francis Johnstone
Johnstone, Hannah
Johnstone, William
Johnstone, Robert
Blair, Annie Johnstone
Lobb, William
Lobb, Wilbur
Howell, William
Howell, Mary
Howell, Percy
Dalzell, Minnie Howell
Howell, Nellie Reid
Howell, Robert
Reid, Mathew
LocationWalhalla (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS5087
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original26 x 29 cm.
Transcription"Mrs. Olson Cavalier, " "Starting Left to Right, Short man under lanfrost" and "P1034" -- Handwritten on back of photograph.
Left to right, people standing in the back row: "James Fitzsimonds, Alex Fitzsimonds, Tom Chambers, Mrs. Alex (Lena Fee) Fitzsimonds, Robert Fitzsimonds, John Fitzsimonds, Mrs. John (Ellen Johnston) Fitzsimonds, Will Johnston, Mrs. William (Mary) Howell, Mrs. Fred (Minnie Howell) Dalzell [standing short girl in white dress], Robert (Long Bob) Johnston [standing in back with hat], Mrs. Maggie (Fitzsimonds) Johnston, Mrs. Lobb (Johnston), Matt Reid's daughter?, Mrs. Matt (Nellie Reid) Howell, [last women standing on right not listed. Front row, people sitting down, left to right]: Mrs. Tom (Mary Johnston) Chambers, Robert (Shorty) Johnston, Mrs. Arthur (Mary Ellen Fitzsimonds) O'Keeffe, William Lobb, William Howell, Percy Howell, Kate Fitzsimonds, Mrs. Wes (Frances Johnston) Hoover, Robert Howell, Annie Johnston, Wilbur Lobb, Mrs. Hannah Johnston, Reid Child??, Matt Reid"--Information handwritten on photocopy of photograph numbered and names listed according to numbers.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/History"John Henry Fitzsimonds, son of Henry Fitzsimonds and Catherine Morrison was born at Ornstown, Quebec on Sept. 9, 1849. He was married to Eleanor Johnstone at Haliburton, Ont., and came in 1890 to farm in Hyde Park. Later they moved to the J.D. Gordon farm near Leroy. He was an active farmer raising potatoes, grain, horses, hogs and registered cattle and at one time operated 5 steam engine threshing machines. Mr. Fitzsimonds passed away in 1931 and his wife in 1927. Both are buried in the Hyde Park Cemetery. They were the parents of 7 children: Alex, Margaret (Mrs. Edgar Newell), James, William, Mary Ellen (Mrs. Arthur O'Keefe), Annie and Robert."
"The John Johnstones were married in 1872 in Minden, Ontario, and came to the Hyde Park area in 1889 where they farmed. Mr. Johnstone died shortly after settling on the farm. Mrs. Johnstone passed away in 1932. Their children were Annie (Mrs. Wm. Blair), Mary (Mrs. Tom Chambers), Francis (Mrs. Wesley Hoover), Hannah, Alex, William, and Robert. Mr. And Mrs. Johnstone were buried in the Hyde Park Cemetery."
"Thomas Chambers was born in Ontario April 12, 1866. He married Mary Johnstone who was born in Ontario on November 7, 1878. They moved to Hyde Park in 1903 where Mr. Chambers was proprietor of the country store and post office until Rural Free Delivery was established by the government and mail was delivered by carrier from the Neche Post Office."
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 65, 66, 69 in the book, Proudly We Speak, A History of Neche, Bathgate, Bruce and Hyde Park. Printed in 1976, published by Neche/ Bathgate History Book Committee, Neche, N.D.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5087)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5087
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