Founders and Builders Series: Elma McGrew Starr

In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to one of the CFHA’s early supporters. Our third essay features Elma McGrew Starr and is written by David Newlands.

Elma McGrew Starr
by David Newlands

Elma McGrew Starr (1890-1985) was a birthright Quaker and well-known member of the Canadian Yearly Meeting. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Elma McGrew Starr”

Current Situation of the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library

The Canadian Quaker Archives and Library is managed by the Archives Committee (formerly Records Committee) of Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. The Committee operates under Canadian Yearly Meeting Organization and Procedures 6.17 (O&P). In October 2019, the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library had to temporarily suspended operations. . . . (Click here to read more) “Current Situation of the Canadian Quaker Archives and Library”

Founders and Builders Series: Grace Pincoe

In this month’s Founders and Builders Series, we introduce you to CFHA co-founder Grace Pincoe. This essay is written by her daughter Ruth Pincoe and Jane Zavitz-Bond.

Grace Pincoe – A Faithful Founder and Pillar of CFHA
by Ruth Pincoe and Jane Zavtiz-Bond

Grace Lillian Cochrane, the third and youngest daughter of Eliza (née Falconer, Lizzie) and Henry Cochrane was born on 22 June 1906 at 12 Boustead Avenue, in the west end of Toronto. . . . (Click here to read more) “Founders and Builders Series: Grace Pincoe”

CFHA Celebrates 48 Years!

Many organizations have their own creation story, and CFHA is no exception. It came into being out of a concern for the preservation of a small, somewhat decrepit little meetinghouse out in the countryside west of Uxbridge, Ontario. When word that this meetinghouse might be purchased and moved to the United States reached Toronto Monthly Meeting, Kathleen Schmitz-Hertzberg made it her goal that the building and its heritage not be lost. . . . (Click here to read more) “CFHA Celebrates 48 Years!”

“The Best Man for Settling New Country…”: The Journal of Timothy Rogers

“The Best Man for Settling New Country…”: The Journal of Timothy Rogers
Edited by Christopher Densmore and Albert Schrauwers

This guest post is contributed by Albert Schrauwers and includes his reflections on editing Timothy Rogers’ journal alongside Christopher Densmore. Rogers’ journal can be found here: https://www.cfha.info/journalrogers.pdf . . . (Click here to read more) ““The Best Man for Settling New Country…”: The Journal of Timothy Rogers”