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Barbara (Botting) Spicer of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Updated May 6, 2003

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I have only been tracing the family tree for about 4 years or so. My husband got me addicted to genealogy. As an avid gardener, I was always searching the internet and by this keyword I was able to find Rootsweb. Well, didn't we just meet up with on-line cousins galore!!
The internet is such a valuable resource.

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  • Gertrude Kathleen Peacock (80 KB)
    My Grandmother "Gertie" (my mother's mother) taken July 25, 1922 in Orillia, Ontario Her note on photo: "in Orillia standing on the CPR tracks when I was at Mrs. Warrens July 25, 1922."
  • Obituary of Emma Rose (Greer) Botting (40 KB)
    Emma Rose Botting (nee Greer) was born July 7, 1900 at High Lake, Watt Township, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada and died Dec. 11, 2000 in her 101st year. She was the daughter of Andrew Greer and Ellen (Nellie) Greer (nee Crowder) a UEL descendant.
  • Charles Kennedy & wife Ellen nee Leeder (16 KB)
    These are the parents of my grandfather William Elmer Kennedy (my mother's grandparents)
  • Obituary of William Botting (56 KB)
    William Botting 1824 - 1904 Died at son George Botting's property in Tay Township, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
  • William Kennedy and wife Margaret nee Sherwood (?) (28 KB)
    The parents of Charles Kennedy. My great great grandparents. William Kennedy b. 1828 in Ireland d. 1907 aged 79 was a bootmaker in Bracebridge, Ontario & a Macaulay Township pioneer. They were my mother's great grandparents. My mother was Viola Gertrude Botting nee Kennedy.
  • Obituary of Jane Lye nee Botting (340 KB)
    Daughter of William Botting and Elizabeth Seal(e) Jane married William Lye of Hull, England. According to Glenda Gale, William Lye may have been born in Bath, England.
  • My mom Viola Gertrude Botting (nee Kennedy) (47 KB)
    Left a public school photo undated. Middle is her brownie/girl guide photo (nice uniform, mom!!) Right is high school days taken at interstection of Dominion St. & Ontario Street, Bracebridge, Ontario. b. Jan. 9, 1930 d. June 19, 1995. I miss you mom.
  • Memorial and Photo of Jane Lye nee Botting (209 KB)
    Memorials by her family honouring the memory of Jane Elizabeth Lye nee Botting.
  • Obituary of Effie Alta MacDonald (nee Crowder) (54 KB)
    Effie was my father's first cousin. She was the daughter of Caroline Crowder (nee Botting) Taken from the Bracebridge Herald Gazette on Nov. 11, 1992.
  • Obituary of Peter Seal/Seale/Seals (95 KB)
    ARE JOHN AND PETER SEAL THE SAME MAN? From the Orillia Packet. Peter owned lands purchased by Elizabeth Seals, widow (of John?) who subsequently deeded the land to her daughters including Eliabeth Botting nee Seal and subsequently to George Botting, the eldest son of William Botting and Elizabeth nee Seal.
  • Obituary of My Grand-Uncle Victor Kay (203 KB)
    Victor was married to my grandmother's sister, May(nee Greer). Taken from the Bracebridge Herald Gazette on Nov. 11, 1992.
  • Hattie (nee Jewel) & Jeremiah Crowder & Son (246 KB)
    I believe this is Hattie (nee Jewel) and Jeremiah Crowder. The eyes are the same as in their other photo.
  • James CROWDER and Caroline nee BOTTING (71 KB)
    Obviously a studio portrait. We believe it would be about the time of their marriage.
  • Jeremiah Crowder & Hattie (Jewel) Crowder (249 KB)
    Sitting are Jeremiah Crowder & Hattie (Jewel) Crowder. Standing is the brother of Jeremiah.
  • Margaret (Maggie) BOTTING nee FRASER (86 KB)
    Maggie was my great grandmother, being my father's paternal grandmother. She was born in 1861 and died in 1917 at Skeleton Lake, Utterson, Ontario, Canada. The baby is not known at present.
  • Hattie Jewell & Jeremiah Crowder photo & painting (95 KB)
    One woman with many names: Hearty, Hattie, Harriet surname: Crowder (nee Jewel, Jewell) You can see that the photo posted above of her & Jeremiah was the inspiration for the painting posted here. Above photo being Hattie in her later years.
  • Hattie Crowder (nee Jewel) the Matriarch (303 KB)
    Shown here with her children. Back: Caroline (Botting) Crowder, Roselia Crowder, Nancy Crowder, Nellie (Crowder) Greer. Front: Andrew Greer, Hattie (Jewel) Crowder, James Crowder (Caroline Botting's husband)
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