Bill Lowe emailed me while I was away in Newfoundland. He mentioned that the timber for the construction of S.S. No. 8 Pakenham, build c. 1880, was donated by his great great Uncle William Lowe. This school was about two miles from S.S. No. 1 Pakenham. There's a group of eight Cedar Hill Boys (including Bill Melanson) who get together every couple of months for breakfast along with Hugh Fulton who went to S.S. No. 1 Pakenham. Many of the stories repeated time after time have their one-room schools as the setting. They all know Eva Gordon (pp. 49, 127-129) (a teacher, and Bill Melanson's aunt); David Donaldson (pp. 47-49), who is from Cedar Hill; and Patricia Thompson Gunn (p.72), a former teacher of Bill Melanson and Bill Lowe.
Joy Forbes - Author of Perseverance, Pranks and Pride - Tales of the One-Room Schoolhouse.