Photos Children of WiIlam Dennis and Elizabeth Matthews

I st row L-R Rebecca (Dennis) Stokes. Ophelia (Patterson) Dennis, Mary (Dennis) Wilson
2nd row L-R: Flora (Livingston) Dennis,.John Dennis. William Richmond.
unknown.unknown, unknown
3rd rowi.-R George Dennis. Elizabeth (Stokes)Dennis, Jane(Dennis) Richmond.
4th row L.R- Sam Dennis,William Stokes, Tom Wilson. unknown
Unknown people in photo are likely
Henry Dennis and Mary Sanderson
William G Dennis 1) I etitia Rush
2) Hulda Patterson
Elizabeth Dennis and Lemuel Hoskin
James Dennis and Caroline Rush
Couples identified in photo
John Dennis and Elizabeth (Stokes) Dennis
Flora (Livingston)Dennis and George Dennis
Jane Dennis and William M. Richmond
Rebecca Dennis and William Stokes
Sam Dennis and Ophelia (Patterson) Dennis
Mary Dennis and Tom Wilson
Photo Curtisy of Mr Blake Gordon of Alberta Canada

                              My Grandmother was Alida Richmond from Petrolia Ontario.her parents were Martha Drope and Albert Richmond. Her grandfather William Richmond was a early pioneer who settled in Petrolia around 1850. I believe he ran the black smith shop on Tank street. I believe he also was involved in the early oil business. I am told the family owned a great deal of land in and around the Petrolia area. they also owned and operated the Richmond funeral home. I believe the family should be in your early town records. They were from England by way of Hamilton. They married into the Denis and the Drope families.  I have enclosed early photos of these pioneers. If you wish to include them into the towns early history that would be fine with me. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I enjoyed the web site and your photo collection very much.

Bruce Padot from San Diego California



Albert Richmond



Martha Drope






All of these great pics & text on this page were submitted by someone that visited
the Petrolia Heritage website. Thankyou Karen.