re: 'My kids go to Harold Longworth Public School...any Harold in your past?' OMG.. this is really something, because my father, (Lovina's grandson), was named Harold Joseph Bayley (Lovina was married to a Bayley first) ... I'm going to forward all this information to my cousin, Joan, who's currently working on our family tree... the names and stories , of our ancestors are all included. I'm so glad that my curiosity of your artsy blog today, made me come to your SP page. I'll bet there's some oldsters in your community, who's interest in the local history, that would know of my ancestors... Kathryn 1549 days ago
My Great Grandmother Lovena Ellison born: Mosa, Ontario, Canada, Married Longworth, and lived in Bowmanville for decades .... it does seem likely that the street was named after her father, who was once the Mayor of Bowmanville a long-long time ago. The name Samuel Joseph Longsworth sounds about right, but I'd have to look up the ancestry archives on her. Yes, there's a lot of artist in my family... as I said, It's a small world.... hey, we might be distant cousins..