|Object ID #||1959.069.003|
|Object Name||Board, Ironing|
|Title||19th-century Sleeve Board|
|Lexicon category||5: T&E For Science & Technology|
|Place of Origin||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|Description||A piece of wood, flat, tear-dropped shaped without the point. Sometimes they are called "sleeveboards".|
Previously owned by Miss Jessie Ross, who formerly lived in Sydenham Township, in the Leith area and then in Owen Sound, Grey County. She said that this item originally belonged to Mr. William Burr at Leith and dated to the 1850s.
The 1901 census of Sydenham Township listed the James F. Burr family at Lot 36, Concession C. It had a son named William L. Burr (then aged 3, born Jan. 28, 1898). James F. Burr was born in 1853, and his wife, Jessie H. Burr, was born in 1872. They were a farming family.
Jessie Ross' father was Mr. William Ross, who lived at "Rossmoyne", near Leith, Sydenham Township, Grey County. He died in 1913. His daughters, the Misses Elizabeth and Jessie Ross, had continued to live on at the Ross family homestead after their mother passed away in 1917.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ross were married on June 10, 1863. Mrs. Ross was the former Margaret Telford (born in Scotland, a daughter of Wm P. Telford (1797-1879) & Elizabeth Telford).
Jessie Ross, died in her 87th year in Feb. 1961. She was survived by her brother John Ross, who at that time was living in Alberni, B.C.
|Collection||Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-1.8 W-13.5 L-66 cm|
|Found||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
|Function||Used when tailoring, by women in the home (or men), for pressing seams, etc.|