Arthur Welland Morphy (born in 1925) worked at the Stewart Brothers mill in Waba, Ontario, from 1941 to 1947. At first, he worked during the summer while on school holiday, and then full-time from about 1945 to 1947. His job consisted of piling slab wood and then later on, he worked on the planer in the grist mill. He also brought in logs from the water and worked on the butters (trimmers), etc. During the winter months, the mill closed as the men worked in the bush. Arthur drew logs all winter (in Pine Grove, near Pakenham). Ten cents an hour was the wages and board was provided in the boarding house. Arthur’s mother is Edith Morphy (née McNab), born in 1903 in Robinson Corners, and is living with Alma Majaury in Waba, Ontario. Arthur Morphy is a descendant of Edmond Morphy who came to Carleton Place with his family in 1819.
Donated by Arthur Welland Morphy of Pakenham, Ontario, in October 1999.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of receipts, employment records, and a pamphlet and two newsletters about the Morphy memorial dating from 1941-1947; 1999.
See also: Interview with Mrs. Edith Morpy in File Folder “Morphy, Mrs. Edith nee McNab” in Peter Hessel collection, Accession #1994-0021