See Burwell family tree here. Click photos to enlarge (when the original size allows).
Charles Burwell, standing on his head in his Tillsonburg backyard. Autumn 1943, when he was nearly 63.
Mildred (Burwell) Ketchabaw, age 76 (at right), and half-sister Mabel (Meadows) Brooks, age 85, summer 1994.
Mildred Ketchabaw, daughter of Fred and Ada Sophie (Leach) Burwell. My mother's first cousin and my very dear friend. She died May 21 2018, five months before her 100th birthday.
Cousins at Wilford and Madge Burwell's 50th open house, Eden Baptist Church, May 1995. L-R: Jean Van Natter and Ruth Depew (Merritt Burwell's daughters), Irene Lovell (d/o Wilson Burwell), Ruby Anger (d/o Charles Burwell), Jim Depew and Jay Van Natter.
Otto Lymburner (left) with sister Minnie's husband Charles Burwell (right) and his brother Peter, at Peter's home in New England ON, Oct. 1960.
At Peter Burwell's home Oct. 1960. 2nd from right is Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell. 2nd from left is her sister Marguerite Kyte I think. The others I should know, but.
Ada (Burwell) Ritchie, left, in childhood playhouse, Tillsonburg ON, July 1959. Woman at right is Ada's friend Margaret. The others?
Playhouse in backyard of Charley and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell's Tillsonburg house, July 1950. He built it and it lasted for three generations of kids.
Christmas 1957 from top: Charley and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell, daughter and son-in-law Burnice and Emily (Burwell) McAllister, son David with wife Kit (Vyse) and baby.
David and Katherine (Vyse) McAllister cut wedding cake Oct. 20 1956. I think the head in front is David's dad Burnice.
David and Katherine (Vyse) McAllister, wedding 20 Oct. 1956, Ingersoll ON. Bridesmaid at left, I think, is Kit's sister.
Reception line at David and Kitty McAllister's wedding in 1956. From right: Minnie (Lymburner) and Charles Burwell, David's grandparents; Kitty's parents and sister; Donald McAllister, David's brother; Kit (Vyse) and David McAllister, bride and groom; David's parents Emily (Burwell) and Burnice McAllister.
Burnice and Emily McAllister, David and Kit (Vyse) McAllister, reception line at wedding 20 Oct. 1956.
Emily (Burwell) and Burnice McAllister with baby and sons David, Donald and Douglas, 1945, at home in Salford ON (I think).
Pine Street, Tillsonburg "Winter 1935-36" on back. From left: Charley Burwell and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell, daughter Emily, age 21, with baby David and husband Burnice McAllister, age 28, daughter Ruby Burwell, age 11, and son Dwight Burwell, age 23.
1955 school photos of Donald McAllister, 18, and Doug McAllister, 13. Emily (Burwell) and Burnice McAllister's sons.
Bruce and Mae (White) Burwell and Madge (Hodgson) Burwell. This and the next two pictures were taken by my mother at the Burwell reunion, Coronation Park in Tillsonburg ON, June 21, 1987. Bruce was son of Peter Burwell and Alberta Davis. Madge was wife of Wilford Burwell, son of Peter's brother Fred Burwell.
Arol Bowes and Helen (Burwell) Smith of San José, California at Burwell reunion June 1987. Mr. Bowes was husband of Gertrude Allemand, granddaughter of Maria (Burwell) Johnson. (See #60-iv-76 in Burwell tree) I have no information on Helen Smith.
"Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wilson of British Columbia, 1st time at Burwell Reunion, Tillsonburg Ont. June 21 1987. Ancestor Amy's family," my mother wrote on the back. In my charts, Mrs. Wilson is Donna May Carley. Russell's mother was Amy, daughter of Peter H. Burwell who was son of Lewis Mahlon Burwell. (see #62 in Burwell Tree)
Countess "Connie" (Lymburner) Baker with niece Emily (Burwell) McAllister at Kyte and Lymburner family reunion, 27 June 1987 Coronation Park, Tillsonburg.
Emily and Burnice McAllister. No date, probably 1970s. Emily was the eldest daughter of Minnie (Lymburner) and Charles Burwell.
Dwight Burwell's 78th birthday, 1990 Port Burwell. L-R: Emily McAllister, Dwight, Ruby Anger, Ada and husband Tom Clark.
Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell's kids - Ruby, Ada, Dwight and Emily at Emily's home in Salford ON, on Dwight's birthday. Early 1970s?
Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell, seated, with (clockwise) daughters Ruby, Ada and Emily and son Dwight on his 59th birthday, 1971
After Otto Lymburner's funeral, Jan. 17 1963, at sister Minnie's house in Tillsonburg. Charles and Minnie Burwell on right, daughters Ada (beside Minnie) and Ruby (in front of Ada). Otto's sister Connie sitting at table beside Ruby. The others?
Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at home in Tillsonburg, Dec. 1960.
Ada Burwell, in front of parents Minnie (Lymburner) and Charles Burwell's home in Tillsonburg, about 1940.
Ada, Emily and Ruby Burwell (in front holding cat), Burnice McAllister and Dwight Burwell, early 1930s, Pine Street in Tillsonburg. Children and son-in-law of Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell.
On back: "you don't need to ask me who my friend is, do you?" (in Aunt Connie's hand) "He is Charley Burwell and I am Connie Baker" (in Minnie Burwell's hand) "at 16 Pine St. Tillsonburg. Charley born Oct. 11, 1880. Countess (Connie) Lymburner-Baker born Feb 18 1906. Taken ?" (in Ruby Anger's hand). My guess, it's about 1960.
Port Burwell, July 1938. From top of ladder, Harold Kyte (13 yrs), his cousin Ruby Burwell (14), Ruby's friends Jean Love (15) and Beth Reinwald (13).
Gladys Kyte at front, brother Harold behind her at left, and cousin Ruby Burwell at right, about 1930 at maternal grandparents Matthias and Emily Lymburner's home in Midland ON.
Charles and Minnie (Lymburner) Burwell, with Ruby (6 yrs), in front. At rear, from left, Ada (15), Dwight (18) and Emily (16), Christmas 1928.
Before they lived in the house that he 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.
This may be that house, 32 Pine Street, taken about 1915. Charley and Minnie with son Dwight and daughter Emily.
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 sisters Ada Clark and Emily McAllister, Long Point ON, 10 June 1987, for brother Dwight's birthday outing.
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.
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 Mildred 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 sons David and Donald 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).