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Object ID # 1959.009.014ab
Object Name Boot
Title Child's Leather Boots
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Early 20th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pair of child-sized leather buttoned-up boots. They have black patent leather toe and heel areas and white kid leather uppers (that have a bluish cast to them). The boots were manufactured but the maker's name is not seen. The buttons look like opaque white glass or china buttons. They have metal shanks.
Provenance The previous owner was Maggie Beckett (nee Cook) of Keady. She had a twin sister. Maggie married Grant Beckett in 1926. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Cook. She passed away in July, 1982.

There are some Cooks listed in the 1901 census of Sullivan Township, Grey County. Wilfred is not listed there but the others are likely relations.

According to her birth record, Maggie Olive Cook, and her twin sister, Minnie Lora Cook, were born on November 21, 1902. Their parents were Wilfred Cook and the former Catherine Black. In the 1911 census, the twins were 7 years of age. Their father was then 44 and their mother was 39 (b. 1872). The Wilfred Cook family resided at Lot 3, Concession 8, Derby Township in 1911. The twins had a younger brother, Wilmer B. Cook, who was 4 years of age in 1911.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Leather/Thread/Glass or china?/Metal/Dye
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Beckett, Maggie
Subjects Boots
Children's clothing & dress