The Sweezey's and Sawyer's of Capreol
Updated September 2, 2003
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The Sweezeys of Capreol originated with Adam Gilmour Sweezey (1890-1967) and Alice Sadie Fraser(1895-1981). Adam was featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not.His 3 sons are C.N.R. railmen and 3 of his daughters married C.N.R. railmen.Over 50 years a railroader,on his final trip,May 31 1955,his 3 sons worked the train with him.Gilmour was assistant conductor,Don and Ron were brakemen. Adam and his descendants have over 600 years service with the railways. All personal information on living individuals kept private.
Old Capreol saying...Snow in the winter,Blackflies in the summer,Sweezey's all year 'round.
Famous quote by Cornelius Kirwan "I wouldn't get too far under that tree if I were you. It might be shadier than you think".
When you click on one of the family tree's you will find instructions below, but to make things easier, scroll to the right, Right click the oldest ancestor and click 'Make Primary Individual' and you'll see the whole tree. In fact, try Right clicking anyone for added details. I'm limited to 200 people per tree, so if you're not on one tree hopefully you're on another.
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- 1- WEDDING PARTY - June 21 2003 (47 KB)
l-r: R.W.Greene,Daniel Sweezey,Martin Sweezey,Joyce Sweezey, Patrick Sweezey,Jamie Sweezey,Alison Barber,Evelyn Barber,Zacharie Svidrony. Top 5 l-r: Gilda Martens,Karly-Ann Barber Sweezey, Bronwyn Martens,Thalia Martens,Cassi Svidrony
- 2- SUDBURY YARD - Feb.10 1962 (30 KB)
l-r: Car Inspector Ross Crouch,Brakeman Ivan MacInnis,Conductor Ron Sweezey,Brakeman Larry Roach,Fireman Mike Sheffield. Engine 1396
- 3- RIPLEY'S BELIEVE it or NOT (158 KB)
Adam Gilmour Sweezey
- 4- NEPITT'S STORE TODAY (35 KB)
Alex Nepitt Sr. had previously owned a building in Sellwood and the bricks from that store were used to build the 'Nepitt Block' at 78 Young St. (see photo 47)
- 5- WATCH WHERE YOU STEP-Wasaga-1965 (34 KB)
- 6- ADDIE with 14 of 20 GRANDCHILDREN (32 KB)
Front L- Dixie Lee,Michael Lee,Gil Sweezey Jr.,Bill McLeish,Barbara McLeish,Susan Sweezey,Douglas McLeish,Donna Auger,'Oggie' Nepitt. Back L- Ron Sweezey,Harvey Auger,Bob McLeish,Adam Sweezey,Bonnie McLeish,Allen Auger,Judith Nepitt,Gil Sweezey,Alice Sweezey in fur coat.Don Sweezey climbing down from caboose and Richard 'Dick' Sweezey wearing fedora behind Bonnie. Brenda Mcleish,Sherry Lee,Sandra Nepitt,Patrick,Marty and Danny Sweezey not present.
- 7- THE GROTTO (34 KB)
Phillip Sawyer made the Grotto for his backyard on Vaughan St. in Capreol
- 8- LOOKING FOR SWEEZEY ST. (Ronald C. Sweezey) (138 KB)
NorthBay area (Trout River)
- 9- HEADS UP! (45 KB)
- 10- FISHING AT 109 (64 KB)
Stan Martin,Ron Sweezey,Leo Degagne
- 11- CAPREOL AERIAL PHOTO-1928 (68 KB)
courtesy of Edward Cappadocia(can you find the dock at the Vermilion River?)
- 12- McKEE'S CAMP at Mileage 36 (75 KB)
Adam Gilmour Sweezey and Friends
- 13- CAPREOL RIVER FRONT-May 24 1930 (34 KB)
courtesy of capreolonline.com
- 14- CAPREOL METEORITE (91 KB)
Located in Prescott Park
- 15- OLD BETSY (30 KB)
courtesy of ansports.com
- 16- ROOM WITH A VIEW (63 KB)
Top or bottom bunk?
- 17- ORIGINAL WILL of JOHN SWAZY-1692 (256 KB)
See transcription in 'Related Files' section-The Sweezeys.
- 18- NEWLYWEDS 1 (84 KB)
Phillip & Margaret Sawyer-June 12 1923
- 19- some of ADDIE'S RAILWAY PASSES (155 KB)
1918 - 1959
- 20- NEWLYWEDS 2 (157 KB)
Ronald & Joyce Sweezey-August 15 1955
- 21- SPADINA C.N.R. ROUNDHOUSE (52 KB)
Now home of the Toronto Skydome
- 22- COAL SILO'S at SPADINA (55 KB)
Nice spot to watch the Air Show from - Feb.1984
- 23- CAPREOL in the EARLY TWENTIES (46 KB)
- 24- GOLDEN JUBILEE (135 KB)
Cornelius & Nathalie Kirwan-1950
- 25- THE BAR (140 KB)
Wood carvings by Maurice Cornelius Sawyer
- 26- FIRST HOLY COMMUNION (37 KB)
Marty Sweezey,Patrick Sawyer,Patrick Sweezey- May 26 1963
- 27- MYSTERY TINTYPE 1,2 & 3 (125 KB)
$10,OOO Reward for information leading to the identification of tintypes
- 28- CAPREOL FIRE DEPT. (52 KB)
- 29- MYSTERY TINTYPE 4, 5 & 6 (93 KB)
- 30- EDDIE SAWYER and ADOLPHE SAWYER (85 KB)
Adolphe,cousin to Philip Sawyer,was born in Chapeau,Que. and moved to Capreol in 1912. A long time railroader,he cleared a farm 2 miles west of Capreol. Adolphe and Margaret had 7 kids; Edward,Phillip,Edna,May,Olive,Rita and Lena.
- 31- KARLY ANNE (29 KB)
Give me a couple of S's,Y's,W's.Give me a Z,R,A.
Throw in a bunch of E's & what do you get? SWEEZEY-SAWYER
- 32- ADDIE AND THE FAMILY (42 KB)
Bottom L- Alex McLeish,Ron Sweezey,Alice Sweezey,Adam Sweezey,Donald Sweezey,Gil Sweezey,Abe Sweezey. Kids center L- Doug McLeish,Gil Sweezey Jr.,Bill McLeish,Bob McLeish,Barbara McLeish,Susan Sweezey,Harvey Auger,Bonnie McLeish. Top L- Ralph Westerman,Joyce Sweezey,Jean Armstrong,Doris McLeish,Grace Sweezey,Katherine Sweezey,Norma Auger,Gladys Blackwell-Sweezey.
- 33- RAILWAY SLANGUAGE (186 KB)
Phrases from the early days of railroading
- 34- BEAUHARNOIS PHOTO 1 of 4 (70 KB)
Book by T.D. Regehr-see 'Related Files' section.
- 35- POPE JOHN PAUL ll GREETING REV. D.A. KIRWAN (83 KB)
July 1984 at the Motherhouse in Rome. To the right of his Holiness, with tinted glasses is the present Bishop of Bermuda, Very Rev. Robert Kurtz, who at the time was the Superior General of the Christ Resurrectionist's.
- 36- ADAM GILMOUR SWEEZEY (22 KB)
Canadian National Magazine - July 1956
- 37- THE CAPREOL VIRTUAL CEMETERY (88 KB)
Drop in and visit dearly departed kin. Latest additions; Daniel Pickett,Grace Schultz,Sandra Nepitt,
- 38- HEAD ON COLLISION - Feb. 17 1936 (108 KB)
Freights 404 & 403 meet 3 miles west of Capreol
- 39- SWEEZEY FAMILY on RETIREMENT DAY (103 KB)
from left to right...Gilmour Biggs,Donald Addie,Ronald Clinton,Adam Gilmour,Alice Sadie,Veron Elizabeth,Norma Gleana,Doris Beulah,Geraldine Vera
- 40- 1951 CAPREOL MOHAWKS (210 KB)
Back Row: Ray Davies, Joey Hanzel, Jerry Scollard, Lorne Adams, Jim Beatty, Harold Mohns, Stan Martin, Front Row:Ray Mohns, Doug Fraser, Norm Giroux, Hank Sprega, Les Laird, Ron Sweezey, Lyall Shane, Doug White, Terry White.
- 41- TABLE FOR SEVEN-JULY 1964 (42 KB)
Connie Mazzuca,Marty Sweezey,Danny Sweezey,Perry Mazzuca,Randy Bertrand,Patrick Sweezey,Ricky Ross
- 42- BEAUHARNOIS PHOTO 2 of 4 (52 KB)
- 43- BEAUHARNOIS PHOTO 3 of 4 (109 KB)
New York Central Railroad
- 44- BEAUHARNOIS PHOTO 4 (74 KB)
- 45- TURBO TRAIN (88 KB)
Official Canadian Railway Speed Record
- 46-THE CABOOSE (161 KB)
Top L-Donald Sweezey,Ronald Sweezey.Bottom L-Roadmaster George Warner,Adam Sweezey,Gilmour Sweezey
- 47- NEPITT'S STORE - 1923 (64 KB)
Addie would fill his orders at Nepitt's Store and deliver the supplies to the farmers, trappers and fishermen along the tracks between Capreol and Foleyet. (see photo 4)
- 48- STEAM LOCOMOTIVE 6218 (145 KB)
Superintendent Gilmour B. Sweezey was the last person to board and purchase a ticket on 6218's final trip before it was put on permanent display in Fort Erie.
- 49- THE SAWYERS of CAPREOL (124 KB)
adults c/w- Joyce,Stan,Doreen,Mary,Felix,Maurice,Margaret, Cornelius,Phillip,Faye,Velma,Delores,Bert,Margaret. Children c/w-Wayne,Stan,Mike,Brian,Theresa,Larry,Sandy,Patrick. Joyce,Velma and Verna announced their engagement.
- 50- ANOTHER 6218 (44 KB)
- 51- THE CAPREOL ROYALS - 1947 (60 KB)
Top L-Rev.Clinton A.Brittain,Stuart Shane,George Hoag,Jim Miles,Dave Shane,Ken Gustafson,Mr.Clark.Bottom-Terry White,Doug Mohns (14 yrs.old),Joe Close,Ron Sweezey,Lorne Adams
- 52- TIME MAGAZINE - 1955 (171 KB)
Check out article on Addie in 'Related Files' section
- 53- ANOTHER STOP on the LAST TRIP (23 KB)
Journalist King Whyte,Addie and Robert Glasgow. See 'Related Files'-King of The Mixed
- 54- EIGHT HOURS IN THE BAR CAR (52 KB)
Capreol(south crossing) to Toronto
- 55- HAVING a FEW SHOTS BEHIND ADDIE'S GARAGE (68 KB)
Ronald Sweezey- March 2 1945
- 56- S.S. PONTIAC (242 KB)
Captain Elie Lesieur-Sawyer (Allumette Islands to Pembroke)
- 57- WEDDING PARTY - Aug. 15 1955 (32 KB)
Phillip and Margaret Sawyer,Margaret Sawyer,Joyce and Ron Sweezey, Doug Fraser,Alice and Adam Sweezey
- 58- BLESSED BIO. PHOTO (34 KB)
Sister Loreen,Sister Loretta,Rev.D.A.Kirwan, Sister Elaine,Sister Constance.See Blessed Biography's in 'Related Files' section.
- 59- CAPREOL FLOOD (59 KB)
This was a regular occurrence until 'The Berm' was installed in 1987
- 60- PLOUGH WINDS of 88' (52 KB)
The twister came off the river and roared between the houses,but caused little damage.Ron ran outside to check when Joyce yelled from the back window "Careful Ron, the wires are down on Young St".
- 61- ADDIE'S LAST WAGON RIDE (107 KB)
L to R; Bonnie & Bobby McLeish,Wallace Mckee, Alice and Adam Sweezey,Ralph Westerman, Abe Sweezey and little Doug McLeish on the right side platform.
- 62- THE SWEEZEY COAT of ARMS (110 KB)
From the 1600's
- 63- SAMUEL BIGGS SWEEZEY (143 KB)
Samuel Biggs Sweezey in Stanley Park,Vancouver
- 64- CAPREOL STATION (35 KB)
All aboard the Canadian with Karly Ann.
- 65- SAMUEL BIGGS SWEEZEY with WIFE and the BOYS (107 KB)
Front row L to R-Richard McCoy(Dick),Margaret Jane Edwards,Samuel Biggs Sweezey. Back row L to R-John William(Jack),Abraham Edwards(Abe),Adam Gilmour(Addie),Aaron Thomas(Ernie).
- 66- KIRWAN COAT of ARMS (69 KB)
- 67- THE BOER WAR (894 KB)
Ottawa Observer January 31 1900-see 'Related Files'section. Give it time to load!
- 68- CAPREOL PLATFORM (24 KB)
Abe Sweezey,Dick Sweezey,Adam Sweezey,Chief Dispatcher Bill Quinn,Roadmaster George Warner,Dave Fraser
- 69- LAST of the CAPREOL FLAGBEARER'S (30 KB)
Mrs. Alice Downey & Mrs. Joyce Sweezey- 2002
- 70- CAPREOL TAVERN FIRE - July 18 2003 (42 KB)
Mega-City Fire Chief has everything under control. Originally called 'Dinty Moores'in the 30's.A Capreol oldtimer told me his mother used to say, "Go get dad down at Dinty's".
- 71- LAST CALL (33 KB)
Capreol Fire Fighters did a phenomenal job preventing the fire from spreading to neighbouring buildings.
- 72- 85 in 80' (31 KB)
Alice Elizabeth Sadie Fraser
- 73- CAPREOL Y.M.C.A.- fire of 1920 (34 KB)
courtesy of capreolonline.com
- 74- CAPREOL SKI TRAILS (48 KB)
Joyce & Ron Sweezey
- 75- DELIGHTFUL DOZEN (47 KB)
Top L- Maurice,Doreen,Verna,Felix, Margaret, Michael. Middle L- Faye,Margaret,Velma. Bottom L-Bert,Joyce,Patrick.
- 76- THE SWEEZEY BROTHERS (88 KB)
Rueben, Samuel & Simon
- 77- THE MARTINS in HIBBING, MN. (56 KB)
Santa Stan & Mrs. Verna Claus
- 78- THE SWEEZEY TWINS (40 KB)
Jeff.-"Here comes mom and dad with the camera again". Jenn.-"And it has a flash. Quick, cover your eyes".
- 1- THE KIRWAN'S of GALWAY (33 KB)
plus-The Duelling Kirwans
- 2- PHILLIP and MARGARET SAWYER (12 KB)
plus LeSieur Family Tree.
- 3- MATHIAS SWEESEY of PA (29 KB)
Young Clan of Shelby Co., Indiana
- 4- BLESSED BIOGRAPHY'S (26 KB)
Rev.Kirwan,Sister Loretta,Rev.Cresswell,Sister Elaine, Sister Constance,Sister Loreen.(see photo 58)
- 5- CORNELIUS KIRWAN (14 KB)
and Nathalie Belanger
- 6- THE BOER WAR (61 KB)
The Battle of Spion Kop (see photo 67)
- 7- THE BEAUHARNOIS SCANDLE (27 KB)
The scandle that rocked the Liberals in the 30's. Robert Oliver Sweezey.(see photo's 34,42,43,44)
- 8- UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COUSINS (14 KB)
'second cousin' or 'twice removed'.
- 9- STANDARD RAILROAD GAUGE (6 KB)
Why 4 feet,8.5 inches?
- 10- SWEZEYTOWN (15 KB)
by Donald Bayles
- 11- CAPREOL - THE EARLY YEARS (112 KB)
plus 26 Family Obituary's
- 12- LAND PETITION (48 KB)
of Aaron Sweezey 1797
- 13- TIME MAGAZINE - 55' - KING of THE MIXED (18 KB)
Addie's Final Trip-see Time Mag. picture in 'Family Photo' section.
- 14- THE SWEEZEY'S (35 KB)
The Early Years