to read the poems of John Fulton, emigrant
from the Maybole in the early 1900's and and who like many of his fellow
exiles he settled in Hamilton, Ontario
are some emails received from those with Hamilton connections:
are fascinated by the entire Maybole website and have been enjoying connecting
old family addresses with the photos of street names in the book on the site.
You may be interested to know that my father, Andrew Kidd born 1921 in "Wee
Maybole" (Hamilton Ontario) and his sister Isabel, as well as his parents and
other family members, are in both photographs of the Maybole picnics of 1929
and 1926, although because we cannot obtain a clear print, we cannot identify
them. Interestingly, my father is actually in the 1929 photo twice; he ran
from one end of the group after having his picture taken, to the other end
while the photographer was resetting up his shot, there not being panoramic
lenses at the time the photo was taken in portions then pieced together! It is
unfortunate that one corner is torn away as he may have started out in the
photo in the missing piece. Laurie Childs & Michael Kidd, Kitchener,
Ontario "firstname.lastname@example.org" "email@example.com"
grandparents (George and Eliza Wands) emigrated from Maybole in 1907 with 7
sons and one daughter. One daughter, Mrs Marshall, remained in
Maybole and resided at Belmont Terrace. Hamilton had many people from Maybole.
Somewhere in my files I have a panoramic picture of a Maybole picnic held in
Hamilton--no names. I must look to see if I have anything further. I know that
I have an old book on Maybole. A cousin has several books and may also have
some pictures. I am tracing the Wands family tree and have seven generations
beginning beginning with my Great-Grandfather, another George Wands.
Robert G. Wands Supreme
Council A&ASR Canada Office of Grand Secretary-General
have been to Maybole about 5 times. Stayed in Girvan and/or Ayr. I enjoyed the
Town and its surroundings very much. My Aunt, Mary Pugh, lived in Girvan. My Father, I believe was either born or raised in Maybole, my Mother was, I
believe born in Girvan. They immigrated to Hamilton, Ont. Canada around 1926
where I was born in 1930. I have been to both Towns many times since 1963. I enjoyed my visits.
I have a picture of a reunion in Hamilton, Canada dated 1927. It is a
picture which states a reunion of emigrants from Maybole. There are about 100
people in the picture.
Gord MacFarlane gordon
My father James MacFarlane was from Maybole and came to
Hamilton, Ontario. My Auntie Mary Pugh lived in Girvan on Dalrymple St.
Her two boys David and Sammy are still there .
Mary Millar GordnMary@aol.com