Thanks to Carma M. Brown
Rootsweb Review 30 Dec. 1998
|will know that it's Uncle Irven, Grandpa Fred's oldest son, in 1908...|
One of Great-Grandpa John's older sisters (he had 6 of them!), Phyllis McLeod, never married and lived with family all of her 92 years. The 1901 Canadian Census (she was 60 years old at that time) lists her as being "Def and Dumb" (that census taker should have studied harder in his English classes!).
Since Great-Grandpa John and Great-Grandma Abbie lived in Boston, Massachusetts during the same period as Mr. Bell, I have a hunch that this may be where the connection comes in... what do you think?