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158.ix.SYDNEY RICHARD MUCKLESTON, b. 05 Mar 1903, Atcham Shropshire; d. 10 Mar 1976, ShrewsburyShropshire.

x.GWENDOLEN AGNES MUCKLESTON, b. 19 Feb 1908, Atcham, Shropshire.; m. GEORGE S. G. WALLEN, 1930, Atcham, Shropshire..

Notes for GWENDOLEN AGNES MUCKLESTON:

1911 census

24 Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (RG14PN16070)

Muckleston, JohnHeadMarriedM 65Retired Bakerb Shrewsbury Shropshire

Muckleston, Elizabeth WifeMarriedF 44b Churchstoke Montgomery

Muckleston, George SonSingleM 15Telegraph Messenger b Shrewsbury Shropshire

Muckleston, Evangeline Daughter SingleF 14b Shrewsbury Shropshire

Muckleston, Gertrude Daughter SingleF 11Schoolb Shrewsbury Shropshire

Muckleston, Sydney SonSingleM 8Schoolb Shrewsbury Shropshire

Muckleston, GwendolineDaughterSingleF 3b Shrewsbury Shropshire

Hotchkiss, Edith MortonBoarderWidowF 50b Stratford Warwickshire

Her father was a baker.

More About GWENDOLEN AGNES MUCKLESTON:

Baptism: 16 Mar 1908, St Julians Shrewsbury Shropshire

141.HARRIET MARGARET17 MUCKLESTON (SAMUEL16, JOHN15, EDWARD14, ROWLAND13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 03 Apr 1840 in Kingston, Ontario, and died 19 Nov 1930 in Kingston, Ontario.She married EDWIN LOUKES 28 Jan 1864 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, son of WILLIAM LOUKES and URANIA BURRITT.He was born 01 Mar 1829 in Wolford, Ontario, Canada, and died 20 Jul 1919 in Kingston, Ontario.

Notes for HARRIET MARGARET MUCKLESTON:

? Canadian connection.

Mentioned in her Uncle William's (no. 11) and Aunt Sarah's (no.19) wills in 1883 and 1894, respectively.

Children of HARRIET MUCKLESTON and EDWIN LOUKES are:

159.i.EDWYN B18 LOUKES, b. Abt. 1867, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

160.ii.WALTER MUCKLESTON LOUCKS, b. 24 Feb 1869, Picton Ontario, Canada.

iii.HENRY B LOUKES, b. Abt. 1871, Picton, Ontario, Canada.

iv.MARY LOUKES, b. 28 Nov 1872, Picton Ontario, Canada; m. STRATFORD DAWSON, 10 Feb 1902, Picton, Ontario, Canada.

v.GRACE LOUKES, b. Abt. 1876, Picton Ontario, Canada.

vi.ETHELWYN LOUKES, b. 28 Mar 1877, Picton Ontario, Canada; d. 30 May 1956, Picton Ontario, Canada.

More About ETHELWYN LOUKES:

Burial: Cataraqui Cemetery

142.JOHN SHORTT17 MUCKLESTON (SAMUEL16, JOHN15, EDWARD14, ROWLAND13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born Abt. 1846 in Canada, and died 08 Sep 1923 in Leithbridge area, Southern Alberta Canada.He married ALICE MARY MERRICK 04 Sep 1872 in Trinity Church, Merrickville (Canada), daughter of AARON MERRICK and MARY BURRITT.She was born Abt. 1847 in Ontario Canada.

Notes for JOHN SHORTT MUCKLESTON:

1891 Canadian Census

Sydenham Ward, Kingston City, Ontario (1st May 1891)

John MucklestonMarriedHead42Hardware Merchant (Employer)OntarioEnglandIreland

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife42OntarioOntarioOntario

Hugh D MucklestonUnmarried Son17CadetOntarioOntarioOntario

P Norton Muckleston Unmarried Son14OntarioOntarioOntario

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 12OntarioOntarioOntario

All C of E.

Lived in Canada. Mentioned in his uncle William and Aunt Sarahs wills in 1883 and 1894 respectively.

Living in Calgary Canada in 1916

In Ontario Canada Land Gazetter:

1878 J Muckleston Kingston City

(may be this individual)

Who died when - Southern Alberta - Leithbridge Area - 1885-1959

MUCKLESTON, JOHN SHARTT1923/9/8 (year, month, day)

1916 Canadian Census

3821, 5 St West, Calgary, Alberta

J S MucklestonMarriedHead69 Grain MerchantOntario(Canadian – Anglican)

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife69Ontario(Canadian – Anglican)

Hugh B MucklestonUnmarried Son43Civil EngineerOntario(Canadian – Anglican)

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 37Ontario(Canadian – Anglican)

Hugh B was recorded as being on Military Service currently based in Canada.

More About JOHN SHORTT MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: Followed his father into the Hardware Business

Notes for ALICE MARY MERRICK:

1891 Canadian Census

Sydenham Ward, Kingston City, Ontario (1st May 1891)

John MucklestonMarriedHead42Hardware Merchant (Employer)OntarioEnglandIreland

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife42OntarioOntarioOntario

Hugh D MucklestonUnmarried Son17CadetOntarioOntarioOntario

P Norton Muckleston Unmarried Son14OntarioOntarioOntario

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 12OntarioOntarioOntario

All C of E.

1906 Canadian Census

City of Calgary Alberta (July 5 1906)

Alice MucklestonMarriedRoomer55Ontario

Helen MucklestonUnmarriedRoomer27Ontario

Hugh B MucklestonUnmarriedRoomer30Ontario

Children of JOHN MUCKLESTON and ALICE MERRICK are:

i.HUGH BURRITT18 MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1873, Canada; d. 02 May 1953, Vancouver Canada (age 79).

Notes for HUGH BURRITT MUCKLESTON:

1891 Canadian Census

Sydenham Ward, Kingston City, Ontario (1st May 1891)

John MucklestonMarriedHead42Hardware Merchant (Employer)OntarioEnglandIreland

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife42OntarioOntarioOntario

Hugh D MucklestonUnmarried Son17CadetOntarioOntarioOntario

P Norton Muckleston Unmarried Son14OntarioOntarioOntario

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 12OntarioOntarioOntario

All C of E.

1906 Canadian Census

City of Calgary Alberta (July 5 1906)

Alice MucklestonMarriedRoomer55Ontario

Helen MucklestonUnmarriedRoomer27Ontario

Hugh B MucklestonUnmarriedRoomer30Ontario

1916 Canadian Census

3821, 5 St West, Calgary, Alberta

J S MucklestonMarriedHead69 Grain MerchantOntario(Canadian – Anglican)

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife69Ontario(Canadian – Anglican)

Hugh B MucklestonUnmarried Son43Civil EngineerOntario(Canadian – Anglican)

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 37Ontario(Canadian – Anglican)

Hugh B was recorded as being on Military Service currently based in Canada.

Joined the Canadian Forces in World War One. He was Major. The reference for his records in the Canadian Archives is Rg150 Box 6457-2

From the London Gazette

22 Feb 1918

Can. Rly. Services

Temp Capt.H.B. Muckleston to be acting Major 27 Oct 1917

Found on the internet. While searching under the name Muckleston. Jan 2000.

Brooks Aqueduct.

Like a giant centipede, the Brooks Aqueduct spans a shallow 3.2 kilometre valley, suspending a concrete flume twenty metres above the parched praire landscape. Once filled with precious water bound for the thirsty croplands of southwestern Alberta, today it holds only memories. This monumental structure was erected over 80 years ago by the Canadian Pacific Railway's irrigation division to serve as a vital link in its expansive irrigation network. The aqueduct stretched the limits of engineering design and technology then, just as it stretched the imagination today.

Hugh B Muckleston Assistant Chief Engineer for the Department of Natural resources for the Canadian Pacific Railway, was the man in charge of the choice of flume for the Brooks aqueduct site. Muckleston favoured an elevated canal.

Extending itself to the limits of available technology, the CPR made two important decisions, the use of anuniquely shaped open flume and the juse of Portland cement as a cost effective building material. Although common in America, Portland cement was not as well known as a building material. Muckleston thought he would minimize the forces slowing the flow by using it. It was a daring decision, a novel combination of principles for use in Aqueduct construction.

More About HUGH BURRITT MUCKLESTON:

Military service: 1916, Captain of Engineers in the CPR

161.ii.PHILIP MARTON MUCKLESTON, b. 16 Oct 1876, Frontenac Ontario Canada.

iii.HELEN MURIEL MUCKLESTON, b. 23 Nov 1879, Frontenac Ontario Canada; m. ? RITCHIE.

Notes for HELEN MURIEL MUCKLESTON:

1891 Canadian Census

Sydenham Ward, Kingston City, Ontario (1st May 1891)

John MucklestonMarriedHead42Hardware Merchant (Employer)OntarioEnglandIreland

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife42OntarioOntarioOntario

Hugh D MucklestonUnmarried Son17CadetOntarioOntarioOntario

P Norton Muckleston Unmarried Son14OntarioOntarioOntario

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 12OntarioOntarioOntario

All C of E.

1906 Canadian Census

City of Calgary Alberta (July 5 1906)

Alice MucklestonMarriedRoomer55Ontario

Helen MucklestonUnmarriedRoomer27Ontario

Hugh B MucklestonUnmarriedRoomer30Ontario

1916 Canadian Census

3821, 5 St West, Calgary, Alberta

J S MucklestonMarriedHead69 Grain MerchantOntario(Canadian – Anglican)

Alice M MucklestonMarriedWife69Ontario(Canadian – Anglican)

Hugh B MucklestonUnmarried Son43Civil EngineerOntario(Canadian – Anglican)

Helen M MucklestonUnmarried Daughter 37Ontario(Canadian – Anglican)

Hugh B was recorded as being on Military Service currently based in Canada.

She arrived in the UK (at Liverpool) from Canada on 18 May 1919

143.WILLIAM JEFFREYS17 MUCKLESTON (SAMUEL16, JOHN15, EDWARD14, ROWLAND13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 20 Mar 1849 in Canada, and died 03 Sep 1930 in Carleton, Ontario Canada.He married HARRIET FERRES 21 May 1872 in Office of Registrar General, Frontenac County.She was born 31 Jul 1847 in Quebec Canada, and died Bef. 1910.

Notes for WILLIAM JEFFREYS MUCKLESTON:

1891 Canadian Census

Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario (7 April 1891)

William MucklestonMarriedLodger42OntarioEnglandIreland

Harriet MucklestonMarriedWife43QuebecScotlandScotland

Allen J MucklestonUnmarried Son18 Ledger Clerk – BankOntarioOntarioQuebec

Harold S Muckleston Unmarried Son12OntarioOntarioQuebec

Barnard Muckleston Unmarried Son15 ? of the gospelQuebecOntarioQuebec

All C of E.

1901 Canadian Census

South Lanark, Perth, Ontario

Rev W MucklestonMarriedHead52 – 20 Mar 1849ClergymanEngland(C of E)

Harriet MucklestonMarriedWife53 – 31 july 1847Scotland(C of E)

Hester JackmanUnmarried DomesticunknownDomestic ServantEngland(R Catholic)

Muckleston, W.J. (William Jeffryes) b. 1849. Roman Methods of controversy as exemplified by the Catholic Truth Society: a lecture delivered in St John's Hall May 15th 1893 / by William Jeffreys Muckleston --(s.l.: s.n.), 1893 (Ottawa: Paynter & Abbott)

A William and Harriet Muckleston can be found on the passenger lists for entry into Ellis Island in the USA in 1910. He was aged 61 and she was aged 62. It is possibly this man and his wife.

On the 1920 US Federal census can be found

William J Muckleston age 70, White, living in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, born in Canada. His son Harold S Muckleston also appears on the same census listing.

Had a civil marriage.

Letters between The Reverend William Jeffries Muckleston and Judge Milo Muckleston in 1916.

April 13 '16 (1916)

Rev Muckleston, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

Dear Sir,

Impelled by curiosity, I am writing you a letter on account of the similarity of our names. I am wondering if there is any family connection that can be traced between us.

You are the only Muckleston that I know of in this part of the country, and I have never heard of any other until I run across your name.

A brief history of our family will perhaps interest you. About all I know is that my grandparents emigrated from North Wales. The name is no doubt Scotch. Grandfather I understand was both Scottish and Welsh. He married a Welsh woman who is connected to the Ceiriog Hughes family. Ceiriog Hughes was a noted Welsh Bard, cherished by the Welsh people about the same as the Scotch cherish Robert Burns. I have the family history from that side of the family tree but know very little about the Muckleston side, and thought perhaps you may be able to throw some light thereon.

Grandfather had three sons, who all spent most of their time in Waukesha County, in the state of Wisconsin. I have some brothers and sisters who went west and are in the states of Washington and California. One of my sisters married a merchant in Seattle and another sister is at Wenatchee, Washington, wife of the District Attorney there. The other sister is the wife of the President of the Pacific National Telegraph and Telephone System. I have a brother who is a lawyer in Seattle.

I would be glad to hear from you, and would be pleased to have you give me some of your family history.

Respectively yours,

Milo Muckleston.

April 26th, 1916

Stanley Court, Stanley Street, Montreal, Canada.

To his Honor Judge Mukleston

Dear Sir,

I was glad to receive your letter of the 13th which was duly forwarded to me here. I am a clergyman of the Church of England, retired four years ago in broken health after forty years service. I am an honorary Canon of the Cathedral of Manor.

The name Muckleston is very English, derived from a small place of that name in Staffordshire, where one at least migrated to Shropshire, taking his surname from his place of birth as was the common custom. I have a pedigree fairly full from Henry VIII, but with scattering names back to Richard II showing my family first at Oswestry and for centuries at Shrewsbury where Samuel my father was born in 1808. He came to Kingston Canada about 1830 where he prospered as a merchant and died in 1873. There are none of the family now in Shrewsbury. My father left two sons and three daughters all still living. My elder brother John is nearly seventy years of age. He is living at Calgary. He has two sons and a daughter. His elder son Hugh has thrown up a good position in the CPR and is going overseas as Captain of Engineers. He is 43. His second son is at St. Paul.

I am 67. I have two sons living, the elder Alan having given up a good bank position to doclerical work for the army Medical Corps with the rank of Captain. The younger son Harold (a doctor) is a Major attached to the Headquarters Staff here. Both were anxious to go to the front but neither could arrange it. We know what this war is to us. My two sons and my brothers younger son are married but as yet we have no male grandchildren I am sorry to say. I should be glad to here from you again. My nerve trouble affects my writing as you can see.

Yours very truly

William Jeffrys Muckleston

Both Milo and William Jeffries had a common ancestor in Edward Muckleston who married Anghared. Edward's exact date of birth is not known but he is believed to have died prior to 1582. Edward was Milo's 8 times great grandfather and William Jeffries 7 times great grandfather making them sixth cousins once removed.

More About WILLIAM JEFFREYS MUCKLESTON:

Education: Bet. 1867 - 1874, Lincoln College Oxford University

Occupation: 1884, Curate of Ottawa Canada

Residence: 1901, Perth Canada

Notes for HARRIET FERRES:

1891 Canadian Census

Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario (7 April 1891)

William MucklestonMarriedLodger42OntarioEnglandIreland

Harriet MucklestonMarriedWife43QuebecScotlandScotland

Allen J MucklestonUnmarried Son18 Ledger Clerk – BankOntarioOntarioQuebec

Harold S Muckleston Unmarried Son12OntarioOntarioQuebec

Barnard Muckleston Unmarried Son15 ? of the gospelQuebecOntarioQuebec

All C of E.

1901 Canadian Census

South Lanark, Perth, Ontario

Rev W MucklestonMarriedHead52 – 20 Mar 1849ClergymanEngland(C of E)

Harriet MucklestonMarriedWife53 – 31 july 1847Scotland(C of E)

Hester JackmanUnmarried DomesticunknownDomestic ServantEngland(R Catholic)

Surname may have been Ferris. Christian name may have been Harriet - a William and Harriet Muckleston can be foundon the passenger lists into Ellis Island USA in 1910. He was 61 she was 62.

More About HARRIET FERRES:

Residence: 1901, Perth Canada

Children of WILLIAM MUCKLESTON and HARRIET FERRES are:

i.BERNARD FERRIS18 MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1875; d. 11 Sep 1893, Canada.

Notes for BERNARD FERRIS MUCKLESTON:

1891 Canadian Census

Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario (7 April 1891)

William MucklestonMarriedLodger42OntarioEnglandIreland

Harriet MucklestonMarriedWife43QuebecScotlandScotland

Allen J MucklestonUnmarried Son18 Ledger Clerk – BankOntarioOntarioQuebec

Harold S Muckleston Unmarried Son12OntarioOntarioQuebec

Barnard Muckleston Unmarried Son15 ? of the gospelQuebecOntarioQuebec

All C of E.

and also 1891

Hamilton City, Ontario (11 April 1891)

Bernard F Mucklestone Unmarried Lodger 15(C of E)OntarioOntarioQuebec

Unmarried.

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BERNARD FERRIS MUCKLESTON

Administration Granted : 11th June 1894

Index entry:-

1894

Muckleston Bernard Ferris

Muckleston Bernard Ferris of Ottawa Ontario Canada died 11th September 1893 Administration London 11th June to the Reverend William Jeffreys Muckleston Clerk Effects £19 18s

Transcript of the administration:-

BE IT KNOWN that at the date hereunder written, Letters of Administration of the personal Estate of Bernard Ferris Muckleston of Ottawa in the province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada deceased who died on the 11thday of September 1893 at Ottawa aforesaid a bachelor and intestate were granted by

Her Majesty's High Court of Justice at the PrincipleRegistry of the Probate Division thereof to the Reverend William Jeffryes Muckleston of the Rectory Perth Ontario aforesaid Clerk the natural and lawful father and next of kin of the said intestate he having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same.

Dated 11thday of June 1894

Gross Value of Personal Estate £19-18-0

*****

Bernard Ferris Muckleston

Born circa 1870's (Canada?)

Died 11th September 1893 (Ottawa Canada)

More About BERNARD FERRIS MUCKLESTON:

Burial: Cataraqui Burial Ground, Frontenac, Kingston, Canada.

ii.ALAN JEFFRYES MUCKLESTON, b. 13 Mar 1873, Ontario Canada; d. 15 Jun 1931, Carleton, Ontario Canada; m. EDITH LOUISA CADDY, 04 Feb 1903, Carleton, Ontario Canada; b. Abt. 1874; d. 24 Feb 1927, Carleton, Ontario Canada.

Notes for ALAN JEFFRYES MUCKLESTON:

1891 Canadian Census

Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario (7 April 1891)

William MucklestonMarriedLodger42OntarioEnglandIreland

Harriet MucklestonMarriedWife43QuebecScotlandScotland

Allen J MucklestonUnmarried Son18 Ledger Clerk – BankOntarioOntarioQuebec

Harold S Muckleston Unmarried Son12OntarioOntarioQuebec

Barnard Muckleston Unmarried Son15 ? of the gospelQuebecOntarioQuebec

All C of E.

1901 Canadian Census

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ontario

Includes

A J MucklestonUnmarried Lodger28 – 13 Mar 1873Bank ClerkCanadian(C of E)

Captain in the Canadian Army during WW1. The reference for his records in the Canadian Archives is RG150 Box 6456-54.

Richmond Canada

"I Remember the Bank"

By Collis Lewis (April 1967)

The Bank of Nova Scotia was, before amalgamation, a branch of the Bank of Ottawa. It is in a three-storied, well preserved substantial stone building, built in the early eighties. Its massive hardwood doors and window sashes with heavy metal fasteners provided a formidable barrier to any intruder.

High up on the roof top is a large cupola commanding a clear view of the surrounding countryside for several miles. Legend tells us that this was used in the early days as a lookout to detect the approach of bands of marauding Algonquins.

As competition was keen to open branch banks in the smaller villages surrounding Ottawa, sometimes a race resulted between the Union Bank of Canada and the Bank of Ottawa to locate in a certain desirable village. Planning and speed were essential.

However, the opening of the Richmond Branch was delayed a couple of weeks by the spring thaw making the transportation of the large steel safe impossible. It was absolutely necessary to have the safe to hold the many thousand dollars of deposits pledged on a petition circulated by prominent citizens of the district, among all its residents.

At last all was in readiness. I remember well, the morning of March 29, 1905 as I strode past two large hitching posts and entered the bank to open my first bank account. Of course, I felt I was a man of considerable business experience, having sold newspapers, fire crackers, etc. as well as having 'made hay with the farmers'.

I gained the distinction of being the very first customer of the Bank of Ottawa branch in Richmond. Little did I realize this happy transaction would be the first link in a chain of events which would link my life with the Bank and this old stone building.

By Christmas time I had deposited enough money to pay my tuition for a commercial course at the Ottawa Business College. I never did finish that course.

The manager of the bank in Richmond, Mr. Muckleston, told my father he would like to have me enter the bank's service. I liked the idea and believed my 'Big-Business' experience had developed a knack of dealing with people that would be helpful to me in the bank. Besides, the roving life of a Banker appealed to me at the age of 16. Soon I was writing my examinations at the Head Office on Wellington Street in Ottawa. Despite the distracting noise of bands playing at some ceremony across the street at Parliament Hill, I was successful.

So, on April 26, 1906, wearing long pants just purchased with the rebate allowed me by the Ottawa Business College, there I stood, shy but ambitious, perched on a platform made especially to enable me to reach the wicket as I posted and returned bank books being presented by the customers; while I dreamed of the day I would be King Pin and occupy the manager's office.

Sure enough, after many years filled with long hours of tedious effort, interspersed with the excitement of changing scenes, personalities and incidents and lured on by a vision of fame and the 'Pot of Gold", I found myself back in the same old building, occupied by the bank of Nova Scotia, which by now, had absorbed the Bank of Ottawa.

I was now the manager but at the same time acted as teller and seldom had much time to 'sit' at the manager's desk.

With my family, I occupied an apartment back of the banking office. My parents had lived in the same apartment at the time they were married many years before.

Some ten years later, Tuesday July 19, 1938, while seated at my desk in my private office, transacting business with a customer, Mr. Wm. Hemphill, I experienced the most harrowing episode of my entire life. As I observed the doorknob being turned cautiously, I heard Mervyn Brown, the ledger-keeper scream and as the door burst open, I faced a heavy caliber revolver in the hands of a masked man who barked, "Hands up! This is a holdup!" I leaned back in my chair and grinned for a split second until the bandit shouted, "Do as you're told and nobody will be hurt!" As I could then see the bullets in the chamber of the gun held under my nose, I quickly obeyed. I then saw the second masked bandit close behind holding a sawed off shotgun menacingly and beyond him the third bandit wearing heavy smoked black glasses, intimidating the teller, Bill Adam and the ledger-keeper with a large revolver.

It took about two and a half minutes to carry out the hold up but I could write a volume about it. About the bullets whining past my wife as she stood a few feet from the getaway car shouting that she had their number and that they'd be caught and for them to drop the money. About having a gun shoved in my ribs as I reached into my pocket for my keys.

There hadn't been so much excitement in Richmond since 120 years before when the Duke of Richmond was bitten by a rabid fox.

For 18 years the bank leased the building from Mr. McKenna and for over 40 years from L.O.L. #151, the present owners.

Over the years many improvements have been made and recently the excellent job on the exterior has vastly improved the general appearance of the building. The addition of a well constructed vault provides necessary facilities. Owing to increased business the very attractive interior has been enlarged to accommodate the capable, pleasant staff.

Mr. Walter Reid is the present very popular bank manger. I now sit across from the chair I once eyed so covetingly; and, never having found the 'Pot of Gold', my requests to the manager are the usual ones.

More About ALAN JEFFRYES MUCKLESTON:

Military service: 1916, Captain in Army Medical Corps

Occupation: Worked in a bank

162.iii.HAROLD STRAUN MUCKLESTON, b. 10 Nov 1878, Greenville, Ontario Canada; d. 06 Mar 1965, Los Angeles California.