Black citizens have been a part of Grey County, since the very first non-Native settlers arrived in the northernmost part of the Queen's Bush. Some of these early pioneers were born in Canada, whilst others had only recently slipped the bonds of slavery in the Upper South.
Beginning of the European War
Great Britain declared war against Germany on August 4, 1914. The Dominion of Canada was a colony of the British Empire. As such, Canada automatically became at war with Germany too. Many Canadians, especially in Ontario, wanted to help.
(Tank at Clark's Homestead near Vail's Point PF212S1F2I31 photo)
Nellie Letitia Mooney was born on October 20, 1873 in Chatsworth, Ontario, a small village in Grey County, just south of Owen Sound. She was the daughter of John Mooney from Tipperary, Ireland, and his wife, Letitia McCurdy of Dundee, Scotland.