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The Pim Children

Children of Charles & Margaret Pim.
Courtesy of Ermatinger·Clergue National Historic Site.

Mary Ann was born August 12, 1853 in the Ermatinger Old Stone House and was the first white child born in Sault Ste. Marie. Mary taught music to the children in Sault Ste. Marie and was the first organist and choirmaster of St. Lukes church which was built in 1870. After the sudden death of her husband William Lustcombe, Mary assisted her mother in the post office. Mary died on December 24, 1945 and is buried in Old Greenwood Cemetery in the Pim plot.

Charles James was born on December 27, 1854 in Owen Sound. Charles worked as a clerk at the store at the government dock as well as the lighthouse keeper on Caribou Island. In 1901 Charles became the Town Clerk for Sault Ste Marie and then the City Clerk, a position he held until his death on July 4, 1914. He was survived by his wife Margaret Sayer and their seven children, Lala, Fay, Chester, Mike, Edward, Marguerite and May.

Harry Pilgrim was born on March 22, 1858. He was the first working tinsmith and plumber to open a business in Algoma and served as a member of the municipal council. He died on June 18, 1903.

Robert Simpson was born in 1862. He moved to Delamarre Idaho to work in the silver mines and married Pauline Bowden in 1903. He died in Boise, Idaho in December 1929 without having ever returned to Sault Ste. Marie.

Sarah Houghton was born in 1862 and worked in the post office with her mother and sister Mary. She died December 26, 1944.

Harry Pilgrim Pim from the Algoma Pioneer. Dec. 22, 1899