Newark Dougal Harkin

Newark Dougal Harkin

Male 1901 - 1993  (91 years)

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  • Name Newark Dougal Harkin 
    • Newark Dougal (born October 18, 1901) married Stella in February 16, 1961. In his early years, Dougal was a banker. After his father's death, he came home to care for his Mother on the farm. Like his father, he too did plumbing work. Dougal put some of his ingenuity to work. Back in the 1930s, when winter roads were virtually impassable, he fashioned snowmobiles by modifying Model 'A' Fords. His first one was sold to Dr. MacIntosh of Riceville; his second one was bought by Dr. Auger who was then residing in Fournier, while the third one was sold to someone living in the north. To facilitate the work on the farm, he converted a Dodge truck into a tractor. His creative talents were numerous, to mention a few, he created a treadmill for pumping water, utilising dogs, bulls or horses; there was no electricity at that time in Fournier; he made a pesticide sprayer for potatoes, operated mechanically rather than by hand pumping; he devised a food trough for feeding pigs, avoiding spillage of food; he hand fabricated miniature parts for repairing clocks.

      When the farm was sold, Dougal moved to the village with his mother where he continued his plumbing business. He was however, always exploring latest ideas. In the 1970s, he built a solar collector, reducing his heating bill by 55%. His next endeavour was again in the field of transportation. He fashioned 12 penny farthing bicycles from various odds and ends. He was never able to master the vehicle.

      Stella, his wife taught 35 years in elementary schools in the area. She retired from teaching in 1975. In 1990 Dougal & Stella sold their home in Fournier and moved to Hawkesbury. [1]
    Born 18 Oct 1901  South Plantagenet, Prescott, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1911  South Plantagenet, Prescott, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 8 Sep 1926  Detroit, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mar 1993  St. Bernards, Fournier, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 19 Mar 1993  Fournier, Ontaro, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I1231  Our Ancestral Heritage | Descendants of Thomas Andrew & Jane Corner
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 

    Father Richard Harkin,   b. 20 Jan 1873, Fournier, Ontaro, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1932, Fournier, Ontaro, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Harriett Isabella Andrews,   b. 14 Oct 1876, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1960, Fournier, Ontaro, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Oct 1897  South Plantagenet, Prescott, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stella Lett,   b. 16 Nov 1919,   d. 24 Jun 2014, Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1961  [6, 8
    • There were no children born to the marriage. [7]
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Oct 1901 - South Plantagenet, Prescott, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1911 - South Plantagenet, Prescott, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 8 Sep 1926 - Detroit, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1993 - St. Bernards, Fournier, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Mar 1993 - Fournier, Ontaro, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Family Archive - Correspondence.
      Email correspondence from Catherine (Sloan) Watson dated 15 May 2018

    2. [S125] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913.
      Source Citation
      Archives of Ontario; Series: MS929; Reel: 155
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada Births, 1858-1913 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.

    3. [S119] 1911 Census - Canada.

    4. [S177] Detroit Border Crossings 1905-1963.
      Source Citation
      The National Archives at Washington, D.C; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Card Manifests (Alphabetical) of Individuals Entering through the Port of Detroit, Michigan, 1906-1954; NAI: 4527226; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
      Original data: Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

    5. [S5] Gravestone Inscription.
      http://canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=752499

    6. [S26] Family Archive - Information.
      Harkin Family tree provided by Carroll Archibald (nee Daoust) 28 May 2015

    7. [S26] Family Archive - Information (Reliability: 3).
      Harkin Family tree provided by Carroll Archibald (nee Daoust) 28 May 2015

    8. [S30] Family Archive - Correspondence.
      Email correspondence dated 24 May 2015 from Carroll Archibald (nee Daoust).