Individual Page


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Gordon Harvey Nunn: Birth: 26 FEB 1949 in Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Death: 01 MAR 1975 in Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

  2. Person Not Viewable

  3. Person Not Viewable


Notes
a. Note:   Part of a large musical family, Dad was a multi-talented character, a carpenter, musician and well known in the area, as were many of those before him. As a teen, he started out in business building tobacco kilns and barns before selling barns, then becoming a general insurance agent and then successful real estate agent in the Norfolk County area. One of his long-time hobbies were citizens' band radios and he developed and filed patents for several large antennas that were marketed in Canada. A musician most of his life, he played fiddle, saxophone, accordion and guitar. He played guitar as a teenager at house parties with his father, Harvey Sr., who was also a fiddle player. In February, 1948, friends of Harvey and his brother Norman heard them sing over CKOX radio station in Woodstock and he played music for many years as a hobby. The Nunn family was very musical - Aunt Dorothy played fiddle and Aunt Gladys played banjo in her younger years. After they were first married, Mom and Dad lived with his parents until they bought the old Maple Lawn School on what's now Regional Road 21, just west of Andy's Corners, south of Tillsonburg. They removed the school and Dad built the house where my brothers and I were raised. This house is just a few miles south of the corner at Talbot and Jackson sideroads, where Joshua and Elizabeth Nunn settled in 1819, and where members from five generations of the Nunn family are buried. (The Jackson Cemetery, just west of Courtland, is kitty-corner from the original 200-acre land grant received by Joshua and Elizabeth Nunn (Cline) in 1819 from Col. Thomas Talbot. Harvey Jr. also played in a band with his brothers-in-law, Leigh Schott, Bill Schott and Harry Carruthers, called the Dusty Acre Boys. They played at many rural dancehalls in the area, including Roosevelt's Dance Hall (currently owned by Darrin and Alison Schott.) The Dusty Acre Boys used to cut their own records (bunkhouse recordings :) and Dad led a band called the Skylarks for many years. Some of my earliest memories are of square dances at Roosevelt's, which closed in 1969. Originally a builder of barns and tobacco kilns in the area, he later sold barns, then became an insurance broker selling a range of life, auto and crop insurance. He later became a well-known real estate agent in the area. Among his other hobbies, he spent a lot of time with Citizen's Band radios, designing and building large boom antennas for Citizens Band radios. We were listening to the CB radio the night our oldest brother Gord died. We were headed to play at a dance in St. Williams and heard a conversation about an accident. Keith Freeland,a close family friend, was with Gord snowmobiling near Walsingham that night and Gord hit a work area along the side of the road. Dad bought me an electric bass when I was 11 and put me on stage with the Skylarks, which played weddings and corporate parties for many years. Music runs in the family and my brother Rand played drums in the band, while I played bass until leaving to attend university. Both Dad and Mom are buried in the Tillsonburg Cemetery, along with our oldest brother Gord.


RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.