Notes for Daniel O'Kane McCallum: Mother and Dad were married by Rev. J.T. Cote at St. James Parish Church.
Dad and Mother lived all their married life in Portage except for a couple of years in Renfrew where Dad worked in the munitions factory during W.W.I. When it closed they moved back to Portage and Dad worked on the river for the I.C.O. in the summer and for many winters went to the lumber camps. He worked as a blacksmith, carpenter and boat builder. He also built canoes, built a few fiddles and used to tan his own deer hides, make his own snowshoes and could turn his hand to almost anything. There are a number of houses in Portage and also Bryson, which he built. Some of them are Ben Tanguay's, Tom Tanguay's, Roy Dagg's and Uncle Steve Delorme's. I remember one winter when he and Wilfred spent a couple of months in the workshop making oars to use in the pointer boats (which he also built) for the I.C.O.
We raised our own hens and pigs and even at one time rabbits. We also had one horse for work and one cow for milk and cream. Dad used the horse to plow the garden and skid logs in the bush. He used to cut his own firewood on a load for load basis, one load for him and one for the bush lot owner.
Dad was a terrific fiddler and was in much demand to play at the local dances and weddings. I never knew if he could read music or not but he could listen to a tune a few times then pick up the violin and play it. When we first got a battery radio, he would tune in to "The Don Messer Show", listen intently to Don play, then get his fiddle out and play the tunes he had liked.
Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. R.J. Roney of Renfrew, Ontario. Pallbearers were; Joseph Toner, Robert Lynn, Billie Burns, Tom Dagg, Aime Essiambre and Cecil Elliott. Witness to: Eleanor M. Lance #925 Baptized Jul 29 1918 St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada Witness to: Myrtle Mary Nicholas #614 #614 & Joseph John Cameron #606 Married Aug 3 1925 St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada Witness to: Evelyn Mary Mildred Cameron #615 #615 Baptized Aug 9 1925 St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada
More About Daniel O'Kane McCallum: Baptism: 06 Aug 1893, St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada.972, 973, 974 Burial: 13 Feb 1953, St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada.975 Confirmation: 24 Jun 1906, St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada.976 First Communion: 11 Jun 1906, St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada.976 Occupation: Carpenter, Blacksmith, Boat & Canoe Builder.977 Record Change: 16 Nov 2009 Residence 1: Bet. 1893 - 1916, Portage du Fort, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada.977 Residence 2: Bet. 1916 - 1918, Renfrew, Renfrew Co, Ontario, Canada.977 Residence 3: Bet. 1918 - 1953, Portage du Fort, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada.978
More About Daniel O'Kane McCallum and Jessie Evelyn Ross: Marriage: 19 Jun 1916, St. James RC, Portage Du Fort, Quebec, Canada.979, 980, 981 Witnessed by: John Armand Dagg & Winnifred McCallum.981, 982
Children of Daniel O'Kane McCallum and Jessie Evelyn Ross are:
Cecil James McCallum, b. 26 Jun 1917, Portage du Fort, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada983, d. 10 Mar 1939, Portage du Fort, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada984.
+Gladys Evelyn McCallum, b. 22 Feb 1919, Portage du Fort, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada985, d. 26 Oct 2001, Pontiac Community Hospital, Shawville, Quebec.