|Object ID #||1959.002.018|
|Object Name||Bowl, Butter-working|
|Title||Oblong Butter Bowl (Early 1860s)|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1860|
|Year Range to||1865|
|Place of Origin||Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|
|Description||Oblong wooden butter bowl, that was hand-made by James Murray of Holland Township, Grey County, Canada West, c. 1863. It is carved out of one piece of wood.|
The donor said that this butter bowl was hand-made by James Murray (b. 1840-d. 1923), approximately around 1863. The Murray family lived in Holland Township, Grey County, Canada West.
Owned by Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (née McKay), who lived in the Massie District, Holland Township, Grey County. Minnie married James Givens in July of 1898. Minnie and James farmed in Holland Township, but are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958. Minnie was born in 1871 and died in 1950.
Next owned by Jean Reid (neé Givens), their daughter, who married William Reid. Jean was born in 1899 and died in 1991.
|Collection||Food Processing Tools & Equipment|
|Found||Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County|
|Function||After churning, butter clumps were scooped out of the churn and put into a butter bowl so that the butter could be washed. Water was added and a ladle used to work the buttermilk out of the butter.|