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The Bell Barn during the winter of 2007-08. (Source: Dayle Bowman)
- WELLS, Rupert Mearse
An Ontario politician; visited the Bell Farm in September 1883 - Rupert Mearse Wells (1835-1902) - was a lawyer and a Liberal provincial and federal politician. He first served as a member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly (1872 - 1882), for the constituency of Bruce South. During part of that time he also served as the Speaker of the Assembly: from 1874 until 1879. Wells was also a Member of the Canadian Parliament, representing the federal constituency of Bruce East in the House of Commons from 1883 to 1887, again as a Liberal, and as a member of Her Majesty's Official Opposition. SOURCES: Newspaper article: Sept 18 1883 Manitoba Daily Free Press Photo source: Library and Archives Canada Ontario Leg. Assembly: http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_detail.do?locale=en&ID=812 Biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Mearse_Wells Research by: Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.
- WILSON, Thomas and Elizabeth - Bell Farm employees
Lived and worked on the Bell farm from 1887 until about 1889. - Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson came from Durham County, England in 1887. They lived in one of the Bell Farm Cottages, where their son Christopher (Kit) was born on 5 Oct. 1889. After 2-3 years Wilson began work with the Experimental Farm, and the family moved onto that property, where Edmund was born on 29 Feb. 1892. Shortly thereafter the family moved to their own homestead on NW 12-18-12-W2m. Sources: Indian Head: History of Indian Head and District, p. 749-751. Telephone Interview with: Gordon Wilson Indian Head, 14 Nov. 2013 Photo Source: Indian Head History, p. 750 Research by: Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.
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Inside the barn, looking along the stone wall on the ground floor. (Source: Frank Korvemaker)
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The wooden horse stalls were replaced with metal cow stalls in the 1920s. (Source: Frank Korvemaker)
- Wooden Barn - 2 April 2008
Photo by Jerry willerth - The dismantling process starts with demolition of the wooden barns west of the round stone barn - 3 April 2008. (Photo by Jerry Willerth)
- Wooden Barn gone - 2 April 2008
Photo by Jerry Willeth - 2 April 2009 - The round barn after demolition of the wooden barns was completed (Source: Jerry Willerth)
- WOODS, John G. - Bell Farm accountant
Worked on the Bell Farm from 1882-1884 - John G. Woods (1856-19__) was born in Chatham, Ontario - the same community where a number of Bell Farm investors originated. After moving to Winnipeg in 1882 he obtained work with the Bell Farm as its accountant and superintendent. He left that position in 1884 in order to work on construction of the new Canadian Pacific Railroad as it ventured to completion in British Columbia. In 1885, Woods returned to the prairies and again worked for Major Bell, then Transport Office in charge of moving men and goods north from Qu'Appelle to Batoche during the North-West Conflict of 1885. After hostilities ceased Woods returned to British Columbia, working in Vancouver for Leamy and Kyle in the lumber business. Afterwards he went into business for himself as a shingles manufacturer. In 1912 he closed that operation at False Creek, and opened a wharfage and storage business called J. G. Woods & Company. Woods was a member of various clubs, and active in community affairs in Vancouver. Sources: http://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/362/mode/2up - British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, Vil III, Biographical, 1914, p. 363-364. Photo Source: http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/j-g-woods-in-horse-drawn-buggy-in-front-of-stable-at-leamy-and-kyle-sawmill;rad – City of Vancouver Archives Research by: Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
- wP1000024 Dolly Appleton 17 July 2009 Frank and Maurice
Bell Barn Society Chair, Frank Korvemaker (L), discusses the Dinner-Auction program with Maurice Delage, Chair of the Fundraising Committee. (Source: Dolly Appleton)
- wP1000048 Dolly Appleton 17 July 2009 Andrew and Don
Member of Parliament, Andrew Scheer (L) and Member of the Legislative Assembly, Don McMorris have been strong supporters of the Bell Barn Project since it started in 2006. (Source: Dolly Appleton)
- wP1000053 Dolly Appleton 17 July 2009 Andrew Scheer
Andrew Scheer, Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, announces a federal government contribution of $700,000 for the Bell Barn Project before a crowd of 250 guests at the Indian head Memorial Hall. (Source: Dolly Appleton)