country home of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Culver of Windham was the scene
of a happy gathering on New Year's Day, it being the occasion of their
Mr. and Mrs. Culver are still both hale and hearty and it seems
scarcely possible that a full half century of married life lies behind
them; yet such is the case.
Mr. Culver belongs to one of the oldest and most highly respected
families in Norfolk County. He is a direct descendant of the early
pioneer Timothy Culver, who settled in Norfolk in 1796 or thereabouts.
Mrs. Culver, whose maiden name was Barbara Humhprey [sic],
was born in the Isle of Burra, in the far famed Shetland Islands. She
has therefore a strong strain of Highland blood in her veins. In her
early childhood her family removed to Canada and made their home at
Colborne, Norfolk County. She was married to Mr. Culver on New Year's
During the first 25 years of their married life they resided in
Townsend. They then removed to their present residence in Windham,
which they have occupied continuously ever since.
Five children were given to brighten and bless their home, all of
whom were present on this delightful occasion. These are:
Root, residing at home; Mrs. H. H. Schuyler of Simcoe;
Mrs. T. [sic]
W. Cattell of Norwich; and Archie E. and Harvey Y., of Windham.
In addition to their children, there were also present as near
relatives of the family, their two sons-in-law, H. H. Schuyler and
[sic] W. Cattell; their daughter-in-law Mrs. A. Culver,
their five grandchildren.
[Two of their other guests] Mr. D. B. Wallace of Simcoe and
Judson Wallace of Tyrrell were present at the marriage