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Arthur Johnston - Uncle Attie (#14)
Ca. 1878, restored 2005 Cliff. Johnston

Arthur Johnston - Uncle Attie (#14)

Plantagenet, Ontario, CANADA

Arthur McQueen Johnston, 1863-1949

Son of Robert "Red Robin" Johnston and Mary "Mae" Frances McQueen

Photographer: William McConnell of Plantagenet, Ontario, Canada.

This is my Dad's Uncle Attie. When my Dad's father, Clifford Johnston, died young in 1926 from the effects of mustard gas poisoning in WWI, Uncle Attie went out of his way to take my Dad under his wing. I heard many a story about tapping maple trees and boiling the sap down to make maple syrup with Uncle Attie and then eating it on pancakes that Aunt Annie would make. He was an exceptional man. Like many of our Johnstons he was on the tall side at 6'-2".

This image was restored from the original tintype which was taken ca. 1878.

From an original tintype photograph, ca. 1878, which was scanned, emailed to me, and restored in 2005. The tintype image measures 2-3/8"x3-7/16". full exif

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Eileen 21-Aug-2010 20:47
That was a comment from Eileen Anderton Smerdon regarding Ron.
Guest 21-Aug-2010 20:46
The more I get to know my nephew Ron Andrew Edwards, the more this picture reflects a "gene" connection. As Maureen says - ahhhh the genes.
CJ Max12-Apr-2005 14:25
Obviously some STRONG genes, lol. Mary & I couldn't figure out where Colin got his hair for the longest time until we looked at our grandfather Clifford's picture - deadringer on the hair. Glad you like my feeble efforts. Hope you and yours are well.
maureen anderton 10-Apr-2005 19:08
hi clifford
it's been a long time. hope all is well with you and yours. just looking at the pictures that eileen forwarded to me and this arthur johnston is very similar looking to my oldest son ron andrew edwards! he sits the same way and the mouth, forhead and eye gaze is the same! oooohhhh the genes! take care,
your cousin from b.c. canada