Week 11 – Flowers

The prompt at 52 Ancestors this week is Flowers. While searching through old newspapers from Kingston at newspapers.com, I came across this piece which describes the gardening abilities of my 2nd great-grandfather Joseph Jamieson. The piece appeared on page 6 of the Kingston Whig Standard on Saturday July 31, 1897.

Clipping from The Kingston Whig-Standard – Newspapers.com
The Kingston Whig-Standard (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) · 31 Jul 1897, Sat · Page 6 Downloaded on Mar 12, 2022


Joseph owned a duplex on Johnson Street near the corner of King Street. Joseph and his family occupied one side of the house and he ran his plumbing business out of the other. Although some of the earlier buildings in this area are still standing, it looks like the old house at 42 Johnson Street was demolished to make way for the rather ugly and boring office building that now stands there.

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