Canada at War: ONTARIO,THE PROVINCES: Patience Rewarded


In Oil City (pop. 300), where he lived in a dilapidated shack and worked for the gristmill at 75¢ a day, Elmer Mott popped the question to his boss's daughter, Ethel Trott. That was in 1908. Many years afterward, a court judge recorded Ethel's answer: "Yes, Elmer, but let us wait until you get something to marry on."

Elmer left the mill, went beekeeping in Enniskillen Township, saved and saved. By 1919 Ethel felt that he had saved enough. But now Elmer hung back. He had got religion, felt that marriage to the unconverted Ethel would not be blessed in heaven....

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