their sons, Robert Anderson became a violin player with the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra. Another son Jimmy Anderson, who was
born in Scotland, was involved in mixed farming in the St.
Etienne area, then he moved his family to Howick and once again
to Montreal. His wife Helen Loynachan was a schoolteacher prior to
their marriage.Helen was born in Beach Ridge, Argenteuil Co, Que
(Just a bit below Lachute) .
His son Jamie was a
mechanic, he owned a garage in Lachute,Quebec, where it is said
he constructed the very first mobile home ,
an ice fishing shack modified and mounted on a
truck chassis so that he and his companions could move about easily
when the ice fishing season began. A portable house on a truck frame is
exactly what we call a mobile home in this age (1990). Jamie was
invited to come to St. Lambert Quebec, to help his nephew Murray Macfie
build a home on Curzon St., as they were building this particular home,
his son Hillard (Hiddy) decided that he also was in the market for a
home, so Jamie worked on both homes. It is said that
Murray 's home
on Curzon St. was constructed with half the necessary building
products, and that Hillard's was constructed with the other half.
This was just after the Second World War, the manufactures of steel
products were just winding down their military
and returning to their main products lines. Often Murray and Jamie
would have to travel far and wide to locate the necessary building
material as it became readily available at the different manufacturers.
They often had to purchase what products were available as they came
of the production line, and the first two houses were put together with
odd sizes of wood and nails, as either not enough material could be
bought at one time, or the product available was not quite the right
needed to do the work. The houses however had to be built and they
Murray sold his house to his brother Arthur in 1961 and he in turn
having to put many expensive repairs in to the house sold it to a third
party in 1985. Hillard just sold his Curzon Street house lately and
moved out west near his son Watson
having gotten the knack of house building (just at the right time
as St. Lambert was a booming little bedroom community, growing
by leaps and bounds) began a home building career. His son Donald
just lately sold the home Jamie built for himself and his wife, Jessie
Stewart, in the early 1950's on Logan St. in St. Lambert. You can still
walk around St. Lambert Quebec and notice the houses that Jamie built,
they all have the same square type construction.
Helen's daughter Nina Virginia married Robin Macfie.
third child moved out the the Canadian west as many young men were
doing at one time, seeking their fortune in the adventurous newly
opened farming land. About 1910 we find Eric at Grande Prairie,
a homesteader, who also hauled freight by horse and sled from Edson
to Peace River. He farmed the area in Tofiled and was also handy
as at blacksmithing. Eric was an avid fiddle player, for that matter ,
Eric could play any musical instrument that he put his mind to.
married businessman John Hill, who imported toys and models under the
name of Bordfelt Toys Ltd. They lived in a large house in the Toronto
Neil Anderson , was
an accountant, he married Flora Thompson who died in 1968. Neil had
been gassed in the first World War. they had no children, they
lived in St. Lambert Quebec, across the Montreal Golf Club. Neil died
Anderson the last child born was a professional soloist in her youth.
She married first a druggist Charles Wilson, and then Bill McCool, a
newspaperman. Muriel spent her live in Montreal, Toronto, Daytona and
finally resided in Victoria at the time of her death. There was no
issue from either marriage.
In 1834, Donald Loynachan, arrived in
Canada and settled in the county of Argenteuil, at a location called
Beach Ridge , neighboring the town
of Lachute, Quebec. Donald
may have been a son of John Loynachan and Mary McAlester (McAllister)