The fonds contains the records of the McCordick, Smith and McPherson families of St. Catharines, Ont. The families are related through marriage. Frank Case McCordick was a World War One veteran, local businessman and one time mayor of St. Catharines. His son, E. Frank McCordick, was a veteran of World War Two, local businessman and community leader. Stanley George Smith was the deputy postmaster and secretary-treasurer of the James D. Tait Co. Limited. The fonds reflects the activities of these three families in their local environment and beyond.

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Recent Submissions

  • Review of the the Operations of F.C. McCordick Leathers Limited (DRAFT)

    Payne-Ross Ltd. (1962-10)
    A (draft) review of operations for McCordick Leathers Limited, October 1962. The report includes: Objectives, Introduction, Summary of Findings, Summary of Recommendations, Findings (Systems and Management Controls, Manufacturing Operations, Selling Operations, General Comments), Recommendations (Systems and Management Controls, Manufacturing Operations, Selling Operations, Selling Operations, General Comments).
  • Certificate of Ownership of One Share of the Capital Stock of F.C. McCordick Leathers Limited

    A certificate of Share of the Capital Stock of F.C. McCordick Leathers Limited.
  • Advertisement "Hints on Lacing" McCordick's Lace Leathers

    McCordick's Lace Leathers (n.d.)
    An advertisement for McCordick's Lace Leathers, Tanneries St. Catharines, Ontario. Inside the advert is a description of the leather and a "How to Use McCordick's" illustration for lacing.
  • Dr. A. R. Lindsay Scripts, 1932

    Lindsay, A.R. (1932)
    Scripts from the office of Dr. A.R. Lindsay for baby McCordick. The scripts describe food preparation and schedules for baby.
  • Letter - Guy Simonds to Frank and Helen McCordick, 5 December 1956

    Simonds, Guy (1956-12-05)
    A letter from Guy Simonds to Frank and Helen McCordick, 5 December 1956. Simonds discusses a recent stay with the McCordicks, "I enjoyed the whole trip and the chance of seeing some old friends and meeting so many nice people."
  • Letter - Al and Grace Page to Col. and Mrs. McCordick, 11 May 1961

    Page, Al (1961-05-11)
    A letter from Al and Grace Page to Col. and Mrs. McCordick, 11 May 1961. The letter reads: "1 1/2 Berryman Avenue Dear Col and Mrs. McCordick: Grace and I wish to thank you for the lovely time we had at your dinner party on Friday evening. We both appreciate your thoughtfulness in inviting us to meet General and Mrs. Plow in your home. It gave us the opportunity of getting acquainted with them before the week-end activities commenced. Also on behalf of the Regiment, I wish to thank you for your kindness in having General and Mrs. Plow as your house guests for this past week-end. Once again, many thanks for your kindness to Grace and me. Sincerely Al and Grace Page May 11, 1961"
  • Wedding Invitations

    A collection of wedding invitations that include: Ethel Margaret to Mr. Colin Morris Ardagh Strathy, August 24, 1935 / Mary Elizabeth to Mr. Ronald Wallace Kimber, September 3, 1957 / Jane Ripley to Dr. Robert John Richardson, June 8, 1957 / Trinka to Mr. John De Haan, May 7, 1957 / Janet Chaplin to Dr. Peter Murray Heywood, July 7, 1951 / Elizabeth Hamilton to Mr. David MacKay Rogers, November 12, 1955 / Shiela Ann to Mr. Robert Alexander Beggs, October 1, 1955 / Judith louise to Mr. Robin Christopher Armstrong, September 10, 1955 / Deborah Marion to Mr. Ross Ward Emmans, October 4, 1952 / June Darling to Mr. John Roland Gregory, October 13, 1956 / Janet Elizabeth to Mr. David George Sweny, May 16, 1953 / Barbara Ann to Mr. Geoffrey Francis Brooks, September 11, 1954 / Sheila Ann Smith to Mr. John Lavelle Shortly, June 17, 1953 / Mary Caroline to Mr. Frederick James Hamilton Marsh, April 9, 1955 / Leonard J. Birchall to Elizabeth A. Robertson, May 1, 1976 / Gertrude Bessie Dyas to Stanley Reginald Wilkins, February 21, 1925-1975
  • Programs from the 11th, 12th, and 16th Pilgrimage of Remembrance

    The Thirty-Fifth Battalion Association and Ladies' Auxiliary (1935-08-09)
    Programs from the 11th, 12th and sixteenth Pilgrimage of Remembrance by the Thirty-Fifth Battalion Association and Ladies' Auxiliary
  • Clipping "Attendance Was largest: Big Throngs Visited Reunion of 35th Battalion Assocation"

    The article discusses "the 11th annual memorial services that were held under the auspices of the 35th Battalion (C.E.F.) Association and as a result they were most successful in every way".
  • Advertisement "Handy Bundle"

    An advertisement for "Handy Bundle", Belt laces, shoe laces, shoe patches. This may be an advertisement for McCordick Leathers.
  • Family History, Genealogy Charts and Biographical Research

    A collection of research materials for the Smith-McCordick family genealogy. Included are family charts, Federal Census results, and photographs.
  • Clipping "The Retiring Mayor"

    A clipping from The St. Catharines Standard, 17 December 1931 titled "The Retiring Mayor". The article is written to the Editor by D. Butticci and praises the work of retiring Mayor Col. F.C. McCordick. The end of the article reads "The Mayor has been a fine personality, intelligent and respectable, giving to all who have met him a feeling of good-will and an influence of honor."
  • Clipping "To the Editor - The Mayorality"

    Ratepayer (n.d.)
    A clipping titled "To the Editor - The Mayorality" n.d., it reads: "Editor The Standard. Sir: This city has been fortunate for the past two years in having a particularly strong and capable Mayor. But from the three candidates at present in the field the coming year will be sadly different. Neither of the ex-Mayors now offering showed any outstanding ability while in office, one of them for that matter was particularly weak. Alderman Avery claims two terms as alderman to his credit. In this he is mistaken for his first year (1920) was to his discredit. St. Catharines needs strong and safe leadership for 1932 and this is no time for nonsense. Ratepayer".
  • Clipping "Hitler Had Agents Busy in District"

    A clipping titled "Hitler Had Agents Busy in District", 4 April 1946. The article discusses World War II and how "Hitler had active agents working in Canada sending information to Berlin and 24 of them were working right in St. Catharines, Lt. Col. E. Frank McCordick, who took the 10th Field Battery overseas, last night told a gathering of returned men at a dinner given by Empire Lodge, I.O.O.F.".
  • Clipping "St. Julien Day Service Attended by 13 Former 10th Battery Commanders"

    A clipping from The St. Catharines Standard about the St. Julien Day service which was "attended by 13 Former 10th Battery Commanders". There is an image including eleven of those commanders: Lt. Col. John H. Roberts, O.B.E., M.C., V.D.; Brig. F.D. Lace, D.S.O., O.B.E., E.D.; Gen. H.D.G. Crerar, C.H., C.B., D.S.O., Maj. John H. O'Flynn, Lt. Col. R.F. Baker, D.C.M., Maj. O.S. Boase, Mr. R.S. Cockburn, Lt. Col. C.R. Harrington, Lt. Col.E.H. Lancaster, E.D.; Lt. Col. E.F. McCordick, O.B.E., E.D.; and Maj. G.A. Rutherford.
  • Clipping "Dr. R.B. Robinson Had distinguished medical career"

    An article clipping called "Dr. R.B. Robinson Had distinguished medical career". The article describes the life of senior surgeon Dr. Robinson.
  • Clipping "Welcome Home! Lt. Col. Frank McCordick"

    A clipping about Lt. Col. Frank McCordick, Liberal candidate for Lincoln in the Dominion Election. The clipping includes "facts which qualify Col. McCordick to serve as your member of Parliament."
  • Clipping "Philip Beattie" The Standard, 12 September 1960

    A clipping of an article/obituary for Philip Beattie. The article mentions the late Bishop of Kootenay's time in St. Catharines, Ontario.
  • Clipping "City Cleric Named Bishop of Kootenay"

    A clipping titled "City Cleric Named Bishop of Kootenay" n.d. The article mentions "Rev. Philip Beattie, dean and rector of Victoria's Christ Church Cathedral since 1952, has been elected Bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay". The article goes on to say that Rev. Beattie "served from 1943 to 1945 as a chaplain in the RCAF. In 1948 he became rector of St. George's at St. Catharines, Ont., one of the biggest Church of England parishes in the eastern province and one of Canada's oldest churches".
  • Clipping "Manufacturers trace roots more than 100 years", St. Catharines Standard

    Paskey, Janice (n.d.)
    A clipping from the St. Catharines Standard, "Manufacturers trace roots more than 100 years", n.d. The article discusses four manufacturing firms and their 100 year histories: McKinnon and Co., Canada Hair Cloth Ltd., McCordick Leathers, Lord and Burnham Co..

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