Six children in Forestville, about 1912
Many of the children behind this white picket fence have been identified. On the far left is
Margaret Meighen, born in 1899 to Thomas and Mary Meighen in Forestville. After she and her family
moved to nearby Preston in 1905, they came back to Forestville often to check on the buildings and
farming operation. The girl she is holding has not been identified. Next to her is Margaret's first
cousin Eva Healy. The two blond twins (one is next to Healy and the other is on the far right) are
Phillip and Ludwig Gartner, Forestville neighbors. The small boy between them has not been identified.
The fence they are standing behind surrounded the Meighen garden. The granary, built in 1859, can be seen in the background at the far left. At the far right is a shed that no longer exists.