Anson McNish was born in Lyn, Ontario, the son of George McNish owner of the Lyn Agricultural Works and Almira Jane Fell.

Anson was a mechanic by trade, but also an Amateur Photographer. As an amateur photographer, Anson has given us some very fine detailed pictures with glimpses into his life and surroundings.

Anson married Antoinette (Nettie) Brookman, in Fultonville, NY on August 10, 1910. Together they had one daughter Florence Catherine who was born on Dec 3, 1913 in Weston, Ontario and unfortunately died at the early age of 15 on April 16, 1928 in Fultonville, NY

These photos are of his daughter Florence, who from the photographs taken was loved by both Anson and Nettie. It must have been a great loss for both of them when she died in 1928 at the young age of 15.

Florence McNish is buried along with her mother in the Fultonville, NY cemetery.

Here are some of the photos that Anson took of his daughter, Florence.

1-Anson, Nettie and daughter Florence – 1914

 

2-Nettie and daughter Florence- 1914

 

3-Florence and Friends in Weston, Ontario- 1914

 

4-Florence at 7 months- June, 1914

 

5-Florence – 1914

 

6-Florence- 1914 at home in Weston, Ontario
7-Florence- in her swing at her Weston Home – 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-Bath Time -1914

 

9-Christmas

 

10-Christmas

 

11-Florence waiting for a push

 

12-Nettie and Florence, Weston, July 1916

 

 

13-September 1916 going for a ride

 

14-Florence – January 1917

 

15-Florence with her dolls -1917

 

16-Summer- 1917

 

17-Family and Friends in Weston, Ontario

 

18-Nettie and Florence at their Weston home

 

19-Florence on the right and a friend, Weston, Ontario

 

20-Florence – Weston
21-Florence- Weston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22-Florence and her dolls

 

 

23-Florence- in her hat
24-Florence getting ready for winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25-Florence in a field with a friendly calf

 

26-Florence

 

27-Florence and her mother Nettie

 

28-Florence and friends- Weston, Ontario, note the toy train in the ground

 

29-Florence with her chickens in their Weston, Ontario back yard

 

30-Florence and Friends

 

31-Can Florence come out to play ? Both little girls are Florence, Anson took two photos and split the negatives to get this effect.

 

32-Florence in the middle on their porch hammock

 

33-Florence and friends, notice how dressed up they are to play in sand

 

34-Florence and family at their Weston, Ontario home

 

35-Florence- Tea time

 

36-Florence with her doll carriage

 

37-Florence in 1921 at age 7

 

38-Florence in the middle, with her mother Nettie and father Anson behind her to the left

 

39-Florence at home in Futtonville, New York

 

40-Florence at the bridge over the Hudson River, in 1924 age 11

 

41-This is the last known photo we have of Florence. She died in 1928 at the age of 15. She is buried with her mother in the cemetery in Fultonville, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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