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Object ID # 1993.018.020ab
Object Name Lace
Title Hand-made Point Lace Dress Decorations
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Made Frizzell (neé Heming), Ethel
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Two matching, white-coloured, hand-made point lace dress decorations. These decorations would likely have been intended to be placed in parallel fashion on a bodice. The lace is known as "Point Lace" (it is a needle-made lace). No maker's identification is present on the pieces.
Provenance Maker unknown. An heirloom kept by Alice Gertrude Langton (neé Frizzell, 1905-1993) of Bognor, Grey County. Mrs. Langton's mother, Ethel, was a lace maker (Point Lace and Battenburg Lace). Ethel was a descendant of the William Dayman family of Bognor and some women from that family were also accomplished lacemakers.

Ethel Eliza Heming was born May 30, 1866 and died on Sept. 14, 1948. She had married Robert Frizzell in 1897. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heming. Robert Frizzell (b. July 28, 1859-d. Aug. 18, 1942) was the eldest son of David Frizzell Sr. of Sydenham Township.

The 1901 census of Sydenham Township has Robert Frizzell and his wife Ethel E. Frizzell listed at Lot 42,43, 44 & 45 of John St., Bognor. Robert Frizzell was born July 28, 1859 in Ontario and worked as a Cattle Dealer. Ethel was born May 30, 1866. In 1901, their household included their son David H. Frizzell (b. Apr. 5, 1899, daughter Anna L. Frizzell, b. Aug. 15, 1900, and Mattie F. Frizzell, b. Dec. 12, 1865 (age 35). Mattie was listed as a Music Teacher.
Collection Textiles, 19th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-8.3 L-11.5 cm
Found Bognor, Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Frizzell, Robert
Shantz, Susan