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Object ID # 1955.012.009
Object Name Coin
Title French Coin With a Hole In It
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1911
Place of Origin France
Description One silver, metal, 5 centimes French coin, dated 1911. One side has a rampant lion on it standing on its hind legs, the other has 5 centimes" on it. There is a hole punched through the coin at the top right of the 5 and the bottom right of the lion and there is a dent on the same side on its edge. This is one of eight coins in this accession.
Provenance This item was a souvenir of the Great War (later called the First World War, 1914-1918).
Most likely collected by Arthur Clifford Husband who served overseas in World War I.

Arthur, while studying medicine in Toronto, enlisted in the First World War and went overseas, receiving a commission. After the war he had returned to his medical studies, and worked as a fire ranger and trapper the summer before his death. Arthur Husband drowned in the Nipigon River in August of 1920. His death registration reads that his date of death was August 24, 1920. He died at Virgin Falls, Ontario, age 30, 11 mos. He was a medical student.

The Husband family is recorded in the book BEAUTIFUL STONEY KEPPEL (1986), see page 352. Charles Husband had purchased the Kemble blacksmith shop in 1888.

The family is also listed in the 1901 Census of Keppel Township:
They were at Pt. Lot 40, and Lot 41, Concession 19:
Husband, Charles...b. June 9, 1864, age 36, b. Ontario, Methodist, Blacksmith. His wife was Mary Husband, b. May 11, 1866. Their son, Arthur C. Husband was born October 25, 1889 and was then 11 years old. Their daughter Eliza G. Husband was born October 14, 1891 and was 9 years old. A blacksmith apprentice named Wm. G. Grant, age 22, resided with them.

The first Mrs. Charles Husband was formerly Miss Mary Fraser, of Sydenham Township (daughter of Thomas Fraser). She died not long after her son's death. The second Mrs. Charles Husband was Alice Gilbert, formerly of Lockport, New York.

Collection Currency Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions W-2 Dia-2 cm
Found Kemble, Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Husband, Charles