The Story Behind the Photos
A few years ago, we received the following
email from British Columbia:
"Close to 40 years ago, my
Mother befriended a man who worked in the local dump in what was then
called Haney, BC. It is now known as Maple Ridge BC. The man was
disgusted with what he had found discarded. It was a leather bound photo
album with pictures of a family that I think is from Ontario. I cannot
remember why he gave the album to my Mother but there is a direct
connection between these photos and Fredericksburgh. Among
the 46 extremely well preserved photos are two funeral notices, one for
Margaret Asselstine and another for Nicholas Asselstine."
They kindly passed the photos on to us. We
have not been able to confirm the identities of the people, but assume from
the funeral notices that the album belonged to the family of Nicholas and
Margaret Asselstine of South Fredericksburgh.
If you are able to identify any of the photos,
please contact us!