Plaqued Houses and Buildings
Address:
371 Maple Avenue - Secord House
Summary:
In June of 1920 Byron Secord purchased the lot at 371 Maple Avenue. He began construction on his house sometime afterwards, likely with his son.
Property Details:
Byron Bowman Secord was born in 1858 in Trafalgar Township into a family of farmers. Byronís great grandfather Solomon Secord was a United Empire Loyalist who served with the Butlerís Rangers, eventually settling in Port Dalhousie. He died in January 1799, a month before Byron Secordís father William was born.

William & Margaret Secord owned a farm on the second concession north of Dundas Street and this is where Byron grew up.

In 1885 he married Annie Groves and they raised their two children Ellen Gertrude and Cameron Garfield on their own farm located in Palermo. In 1900 upon the death of his father William, Byron received part of his property located further east in Trafalgar Township and in 1916 granted it to his son Cameron upon his marriage the same year.

In 1910 Byronís wife Annie died after which time he moved down to Oakville to live with his son Cameron who had sold the farm and was now living at 9 Pine Ave. Byron, who was a carpenter by trade, assisted in the building of Cameronís home. In June of 1920 Byron purchased the lot at 371 Maple Avenue. He began construction on his house sometime afterwards, likely with his son again. It remained unfinished for several years and was completed in 1930. In 1932 he married Mabel Morse. Byron passed away in Dec 1941 and his wife Mabel remained in the house until selling it in 1946.
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