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Accession Number: 16-005


Way family fonds. -- ca. 1850 - ca. 2015. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- ca. 60 photographs.


Jacob Way (1804-1882) was born in Northport, Prince Edward County. He moved with his wife Alzina Moran (1823-1851) and their son Edward Hoag Way (1845-1922) to Tyendinega Township, Hastings County. After Alzina’s death, Jacob married Delilah (Scriver) Herns (b. 1823) and they had a son Gideon Shepard Way (1853-1937). The family moved to Murray Township in Northumberland County. With the exception of Alzina who is buried in Tyendinega, the others are buried in the Stockdale Cemetery in Hastings County, north of the area where, over time, all three had farmed and raised their families. Extended family names include Scriver, Ostrander, Herns, and Moran. (Information provided by Yvonne A. Green).


Fonds consists of photographs (ca. 60) related to the families of Jacob Way (1804-1882), originally of Northport, Prince Edward County, Ontario, and his two sons, Edward Hoag Way (1845-1922) and Gideon Shepard Way (1853-1937). Also included are death certificates, copies of clippings, and detailed typed documents which provide genealogical and biographical information pertaining to each of the families; these were prepared by family descendant, Yvonne A. Green. Ms. Green also provided identification for some of the photographs which had previously been unidentified.


Custodial History: Fonds was in the custody of Yvonne A. Green, a direct descendant of Jacob and Edward Way, before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2016.

Immediate Source: Fonds acquired from Yvonne A. Green in 2016.

Fonds Arrangement: Fonds was arranged by Yvonne A. Green prior to being donated.

Related fonds: 01-005

Restrictions: N


Box 1

1: Jacob Way; Delilah (Scriver) Herns, siblings, and extended family of Delilah: photographs and genealogical information
2. Edward and Henrietta Way family: photographs, genealogical information, death certificates
3. Gideon Way family: photographs and genealogical information