The Latimer / Nyland Family have been kind enough to donate many of the photos from which we have been able to give you a glimpse into their life and past family history. Unfortunately the names of some people have been lost to history.
Family Portrait taken in December 1942
This photo shows the four members of the Latimer Family, Deborah Adella, age 66; Anne Marion, age 23; Nina Gladys, age 35 and Lytle James age 70
Deborah Adella was born on September 13, 1876 on the Scott Homestead near Addison, Ontario to her parents Able Scott and Margaret Dixie.
Lytle James was born on September 13, 1872 in Glen Buell, Ontario to his parents Hugh Latimer and Sarah Boyd.
Adella and L. James were married on January 8th 1902
In 1928 Lytle James and Adella sold their farm near Lyn and moved to a house and farm along Number 2 Highway, just west of Brockville, ON
While living on the north side of Highway 2, L. James and Adella established and ran a “Tourist Cabin” business, which included a small store and gas pumps.
The Latimer sisters, Nina Gladys and Anne Marion
Nina Gladys, known as Gladys, was the older of the two girls born on Tuesday, June 11th, 1907
Anna Marion, known as Anne, was the younger sister born on Monday February 17th, 1919
A brother Hugh Scott Latimer was born in 1912, but died within a year.
Gladys worked for Canada Customs at the Lansdowne, Ontario Border Crossing
Anne graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts. She continued on to the University of Toronto and in 1941 graduated with a Bachelor of Library Science degree.
Anne was a leader in developing and providing library services across Ontario and Nova Scotia. She retired in 1984 from the Cornwall Library.
On July 29, 1961 Anne Latimer married Herman Nyland, a widower with three children. The wedding took place in a small church at Long Pond, Nova Scotia. They lived happily together for the next 48 years until 2009 when Herman passed away.
Deborah Adella Scott and Lytle James Latimer
Adella and Lytle James Latimer
50th Wedding Anniversary 1952
(Celebrated in December 1951)
Photos of other relatives of the Latimer’s and Scott’s are published in Latimer Family Part 2
On the north side of the highway just west of the McLean house was Latimer’s Store. The store was a very small building that had the basic groceries that you would need, they also had candy and ice cold bottles of soda for the kids or thirsty travellers.
The little business was run by Mr. Lytle James Latimer (b1873) and his wife Adella Deborah (b.1877).
Out in front of the building stood two old gas pumps, the ones with the glass containers on top into which you would pump the amount of gas you wanted and than after reaching the desired quantity, gravity would take over and when the trigger on the
pump was pulled it would flow into your tank.
There were also several cabins located on the property where the traveller could spend the night. The cabins were called Cedarholm.