See Burwell family tree here. Click photo to enlarge (when the original size allows). Newly added photos are at the bottom of the page.
From left: son Merritt Burwell, mother Ada Ann (Norton) Burwell, daughter-in-law Alice (Kennedy) Burwell (Silas' wife), Joe Kennedy (Alice's brother), son Silas Burwell, son Charley Burwell, friends Clarence Inman and Fred Millard. 1908.
Human pyramid, top, Harry Howey and Merritt Burwell, middle, Silas Burwell, bottom, Charley Burwell, Fred Millard, Joe Kennedy Probably about 1908.
My grandfather Charles H. Burwell (seated) and Milo Young, about 1908. Milo's brother was Charles McDonald Young, first husband of Evellyn Lymburner. Charles died a year after marriage, and Evellyn later married John Hewson.
A postcard with a photograph printed into it. "Xmas wishes" is at bottom. The photo is of my granddad, and my grandmother wrote his name and age on it: "C. H. Burwell, 27 years," so that would be 1907.
Postcard (no date) Burwell Bros. Lumber Mill. On back, written by my mother, is "Tillsonburg, Silas, Charley, Merritt and Wilson Burwell." Only three men are in the photo and I don't think my grandfather Charley is one of them so I'd guess them to be Silas, Merritt and Wilson.
Four brothers at a Burwell family reunion, Port Burwell, 1926. From left: Wilson Garfield Burwell, Fred Burwell (cousin), Peter Dwight Burwell, James Silas Burwell and Charles Hercules Burwell.
Burwell wives at family reunion, Port Burwell 1926. From left: Ada (wife of brother Fred), Hannah (cousin Fred), Minnie (brother Charles), Ella (brother Merritt), Alberta (brother Peter), Florence (brother Wilson) and Alice (brother Silas).
Burwell kids at Port Burwell reunion 1926. From left, back: Dwight (Charley's son), Howard (head down so view blocked, Wilson's), Stanley (?). Middle: Lewis (Wilson's), Donald and Leroy (Merritt's), Bill (Peter's). Front: Fred, Bruce and Charlie (Peter's), Wilford (Fred's), Lloyd (cousin Fred's)
At Burwell reunion, Port Burwell 1926. Front: Mary, Helen and Evellyn Hewson, daughters of Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell's sister Evellyn (Lymburner) Hewson. Back, from left: Mabel and Norma Meadows, step-daughters of brother Fred Burwell; cousin Fred Burwell; Herc Burwell, son of Levonia (Burwell) Clark. (Two people in the background are not identified.)
Minnie (Lymburner) and Charley Burwell with children Emily, Ada and Dwight outside first house on Pine Street, Tillsonburg, about 1918.
Ada, baby Ruby, Dwight and Emily, children of Minnie (Lymburner) and Charles H. Burwell, J. Pollard & Son, Tillsonburg ON, Sept. 1924.
Dwight Burwell (front), 75th birthday at Long Point ON, 1987, with brothers-in-law Tom Clark (Ada), Burnice McAllister (Emily) and George Anger (Ruby).
Burwell picnic, Port Burwell, early 1930s, at back: Alice (Kennedy) and Silas Burwell. Middle row from left: Dwight, Lewis, Irene, Ada, Emily, Minnie (Lymburner) and Charley Burwell. Front: Beatrice, Doris, Ruby. (Lewis, Irene, Beatrice and Doris are Wilson Burwell's children. Dwight, Ada, Emily and Ruby are Charley's children.)
1926 Eden, Ont. From left, back: Peter Burwell, son Billy, wife Alberta (Davis) holding Mabel. Front: sons Fred, Charlie and Bruce.
Silas and Alice (Kennedy) Burwell, by J. Pollard & Son, Tillsonburg ON. No date, probably early 1900s.
Charles H. Burwell with sister-in-law Alice (Kennedy) Burwell at her home near Eden ON, Oct. 10, 1960.
Agnes (Stillwell) Moore, no date or location of photograph. Aggie was daughter of Melissa Jane (Norton) and David William Stillwell. Her mother was sister to Ada Ann (Norton) Burwell. Aggie married Charles Lonzo Moore and, second, John Boughner.
Aggie (Stillwell Moore) and John Boughner, middle, on honeymoon in 1940, Pine Street in Tillsonburg. John's son Harold Boughner and wife flank them.
Hercules Clark, son of Lavinia (Burwell) and Chauncy Clark. At left, with Countess Lymburner, sister of Minnie May (Lymburner) Burwell (no date). At right, with Leta Fulkerson, later his wife (no date).
James Richard (Dick) Burwell, son of Lewis Mahlon and Lavina (Williams) Burwell, uncle of Burwell brothers and sister Lavinia. With 4th wife Sarah, according to my grandmother's note, perhaps Sarah Ann Young. She was the widow of his brother Peter. They lived in Michigan. Both Dick and Sarah were about 80 years old in this 1926 photo.
Burwell brothers and friends, no date or place. Clockwise from left: Fred Chandler, Wilson Burwell, Clarence Inman, Charles Burwell, Merritt Burwell, Peter Burwell, Carl Scott (at front).
Road crew at railway bridge in Straffordville. The men are unnamed, but the photo is wonderful. It and the Burwell photos following, mostly of Peter and Alberta's branch, were given to me by Kevin Burwell. He and his aunts compiled them from family albums.
Seated, Maria (Burwell) Johnson (1835-1938), sister of Hercules Dwight Burwell. She had son Charles Howard and daughters Amy Jane and Fannie Jeannette. Maybe them in photo?
Charley Burwell, 4th from left, Peter Burwell, 2nd from right at back and Wilson Burwell, standing at right. Others unknown. Maybe about 1910.
Edith Davis in middle, daughters Bertha (marr. John Sidney Karl) with baby, left, and Ella (marr. Harry Lee Matthews), right.
In rear, Jim Walters, son of Mable (Burwell) and Pat Walters, and his uncle Walter Burwell. Man and woman in front unknown.
Mable (Burwell) Walters with nephews Guy and Joe, sons of Walter and Wilhelmine (Ongena) Burwell. My mother took this at, I think, a family reunion at Coronation Park in Tillsonburg.
Peter and Alberta Burwell with, from left, their five youngest children. This and the following pictures are from Mable Walter's albums.
Son Bill, daughter-in-law Mae (White), son Bruce, son Charlie in back at left of Alberta and Peter Burwell. In front, younger children and grandchildren.
Front, from left, Blake, Hercules and Hazel Burwell. Back, Bruce, parents Alberta and Peter, Fred Burwell.
Back from left; Peter Burwell, Charles Haycock, J. K. Sneade, Bill Burwell, Tom Sharpe. Front; Merritt Burwell, Pat Walters, Bruce Burwell.
Alberta Burwell and son Bill. Click on the picture and you can see on the truck door 'W. F. Burwell, Eden Ont' - that's Bill.
Wilson Burwell's family, about 1927. Florence (Wareham) Burwell at left, next (at back) sons Lewis and Howard, then Wilson. Front; daughters Doris, Beatrice, Grace, and Irene.
On Pine Street in Tillsonburg, in front of Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell's house. Identified only as relatives of Peter Burwell.
Before they lived in the house above that Grandpa built, Charley and Minnie Burwell lived further along Pine Street. Their son Dwight took this picture of them in front of No. 32 in the early 1920s.
Christmas 1954, London ON: Minnie and Charley Burwell at either end, with children Dwight, Ruby, Emily and Ada.
Charley and Minnie Burwell and son-in-law Burnice McAllister at Ruby (Burwell) Anger's house in Belmont, July 1955.
Donald and Hedy (Penner) McAllister on wedding day Nov. 15, 1958. Son and daughter-in-law of Burnice and Emily (Burwell) McAllister.
Ada Sophia Leach, age 16, and first husband Clarence Meadows on their wedding day in 1902. It was taken by J. Pollard & Son Studio in Tillsonburg. Ada later married Fred Burwell and their daughter gave me this and the next photo.
Wilford and Madge (Hodgson) Burwell with mothers, Ada (Leach) Burwell, left, and Elisabeth (Mabee) Hodgson, right, 1940s.
Charley Burwell and brother-in-law Otto Lymburner, Tillsonburg. On back, daughter Ruby wrote, "Dad, 81 next day, and Uncle Otto finishing last sundial in garage. Monday Oct. 9/61 Thanksgiving Day".
In Burwell kitchen in Tillsonburg, Sept. 1959, L-R, son-in-law George Anger, Charley, Minnie (Lymburner), granddaughter, daughter Ruby and Minnie's sister Evellyn Hewson.
Ruby (Burwell) Anger with older sister Ada (then Scanlon), autumn 1959 in Ruby's back yard, London ON.
Charley and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell's kids in front of Tillsonburg house, 1937: Ruby, 13, Ada, 21, Emily, 23, and Dwight, 25. This and following 4 photos are from Aunt Ada's albums.
Nov. 15, 1941, wedding photo of George Anger and Ruby Burwell in front of her parents' home in Tillsonburg. Behind them, from left, Vivian Henry and Robert 'Scotty' Moir (their witnesses, themselves later married), Ada Burwell, someone hidden behind Ada, man next to Ada is maybe her friend, Ruby's parents Charley and Minnie Burwell, young man I don't know, George's parents Austin and Merle (Mabee) Anger, maybe Jack Anger, Emily (Burwell) and Burnice McAllister and their two sons in front.
George and Ruby Anger, Emily and Burnice McAllister, in front of Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell's house, Tillsonburg 1950s.
Easter Sunday, Apr. 6 1958 Tillsonburg: Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell with daughters Ada, Emily (left) and Ruby (right).