Laurie Cruthers
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Laurie Cruthers

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Laurie Cruthers
Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2013 | Last significant change: 1 Jun 2020
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Laurie Cruthers participated with Mighty Maple Leaves during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 55 items to profiles.
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Laurie Cruthers participated with The Mighty Maple Leaves during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 75 sources to profiles.

I'm the project coordinator for the Ontario Team of the Canada Project. Our goal is to bring together WikiTreers with an interest in Ontario families to share resources and help with research; to create and improve profiles of notable Ontarians; and to create Free Space pages for places, events and other topics of genealogical interest pertaining to Ontario.

On a personal note, I'm a retired book editor and children's author who still dabbles in indexing.

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Hi Laurie,

Since you manage a number of Prentice profiles I invite you to check-out the new One Name Study for the Prentice surname.

Best - RP

posted by Ronald Prentice
Where did you find the photo of GHB Hooper?
posted by Dan Wilkinson
If you click on the photo, you'll see that it was published in the Canadian Electrical News. One of my quirky hobbies is finding public domain photos in out-of-copyright journals on and matching them to WikiTree profiles.
posted by Laurie Cruthers
Thank you for this information. When clicking on the photo, I was only able to open a page in WikiTree. Here I see that you uploaded the photo today. There is no reference to your source.

However, using the search, I found the source from the information you just provided me with.

posted by Dan Wilkinson
The source is in the Comments section of the Photo Page, but I see that I forgot to add Glad you found the source. Now the trick will be if you can figure out how that invention works!
posted by Laurie Cruthers
The way I see it is that the winding in the brake shoe induces a magnetic field that is attracted to the steel street-car wheel. Depending on the required braking power, I expect the electricity applied to the brake shoe winding would be designed to be variable.

But the patents were sold after his passing as were the manufacturing licenses. This created a legacy for his remaining family.

posted by Dan Wilkinson
I just received notice of changes made to Margaret Wright's profile. Thank you.

Margaret married my great grandfather Matthew White and her father, Peter Wright, had a farm in the same general area north of Havelock, ON. They were south of Round Lake while the White family farm was north. Curious about your relationship to Wrights. Thanks again.

posted by David White
You're welcome, David. No relationship. Was looking for another Wright and stumbled across some sources. Wonderful photos BTW.
posted by Laurie Cruthers

You do so much for wikitree and you have helped so many of us. I am happy to see all the well-deserved comments. I would like to echo all that has been written. As well, I would like to tell you that you are one of the reasons I decided to become so involved. Your encouragement and support have inspired me to do more research. Thank you, Laurie for helping me to discover a new passion.

posted by Anne Creighton
Thanks for the note about the Rapson profiles. My interest is pretty distant. It is on the Porterfield surname. There is a Porterfield who married a Rapson and I guess built out the Rapson side at the time.
posted by Marty (Lenover) Acks
Hi Laurie,

I’m checking in with all Titanic Project Members to introduce myself and see how you are and what you are working on. I’m Lizzie and I’m honoured to be looking after the project in the role of coordinator. Please let me know what you are working on and if you need anything from me.

Looking forward to moving the project forward with you


Laurie, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000 contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Regarding James Graham's profile (which I adopted), it looks as though there are two different individuals. I checked for a merge, but there was none. I can extract the U.S. James from the Canadian James by removing the parents.
posted by Connie Graham
Hi , Laurie. Not sure yet on what you changed for John Lewis MacDonald. I think you just added my great grandmother Flora Belle Cameron. still learning to navigate through this sight.If I am successful in finding out the names of Alexander MacDonald Parents as this is my wall I am blocked at. I have a lot more info about John Lewis as I am his decedent from his second wife Flora Belle. Mary Coady was his first. I have all the siblings. Lots of work to add. Thanks for helping.
posted by James MacDonald

I would like to see added a category for the Baloon Settlement. A settlement founded 1804 for Highland Scots. Baldoon existed until the War of 1812, when it was ravaged by the invading American army. It was formerly near Chatham, Kent, Ontario, where to day their is a Plaque.

posted by Lawrence Bailey

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