In the early years of the telephone industry, there were many small local companies that sprang up to accommodate the desire of rural residents to be connected by telephone.
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.
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 was also at war. Many Canadians, especially in Ontario, wanted to assist in the war effort.