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O'Connor House/ White Bear Hotel

Margie Royle  writes:   That's the home I lived in until it was destroyed by fire on Feb 2nd,1961. It was built by my great grandfather Michael O'Connor and his wife, Elizabeth Wolfe. It was originally called The White Bear Hotel. It was situated right across the road from the train station. My grandfather, Ed O'Connor, ran it as a hotel, The O'Connor House, until, I think, 1912. ( The 'O' in the name wasn't caught in the picture so it looks like "Connor House') . Grampa married Maude Hogan in 1915 and they lived there until moving to McGill Street in town in the early 50s. Mom & Dad ( Breen & Lillian O'Connor) lived there after that until the fire.