A couple of weeks ago, we talked about Nell McCann and the diary in which she recorded the comings and goings in early Westport. Since it is the end of the month, we’re going to look again at Nell’s diary and some of the entries that she made during the month of April and the prominent villagers that she wrote about.


1913 ~ “Dr. Singleton Sold his house to E. [Gremmon] Apr. 15“

Dr. Goodfellow and Dr. Singleton had houses side-by-side on Spring Street. The home that Dr. Singleton sold in 1913 is the 2nd house from the left.



1914 ~ “Noah Whitmarsh died of Plura Pneumonia.  Nursed by Miss Lynn May 14th 1914“

Noah Whitmarsh and his brothers were cattle dealers in Westport in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.



1914 ~ “Ernie Botting & Nettie De Wolfe Married in house By Dr McKenzie May 12/14”


A young Nettie De Wolfe (seated) and her sister, Ethel, are shown in this photo from the 1800’s.