A Death In The House… 1895

21 August 2011

Mrs. A.W. Cameron, who died August 18, 1895, was born in France, Nov. 11, 1836, and moved to Michigan with her parents when a child.  She was married to A.W. Cameron in 1866.  Her husband, three sons, two daughters and a host of friends are left to mourn her loss.  The funeral services were conducted by Fr. Laughlin in the Catholic church in Brockway and was largely attended by relatives and friends. She was interred in Kenockee cemetery.

The relatives of the deceased desire to thank all those friends who were so kind and accommodating during the sickness and after death.

[Yale Expositor, Aug. 30, 1895]

My First View

30 July 2011

My first view of the house was in an MLS listing.  Of course, there was the exterior photo, and then there were a few blurry photos of the interior.  This photo is the one that made me desperately want to see the house.  I had no idea what room it would be though I assumed it was a living room/family room, and I really wanted to know to where the french door led.  I loved the fact the room was closed off from the others as I am not a fan of open-floor plans.  I liked seeing a peek of another room from the doorway, and I loved the corner embellishments and the built in shelving unit.

1849 – Lewis Brockway

22 July 2011

On February 1, 1849 Lewis Brockway purchased the original 80 acres of land from the government where our home currently resides.  Brockway was a lumberman, and he purchased land to clear out the trees to sell to the farmers.

Shaped like a “T”

12 April 2011

The house is shaped like a “T” or an asymmetrical “L.”