What You Didn’t know About the Innisville School SS #17

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What You Didn’t know About the Innisville School SS #17

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The School House Innisville, Ontario–The Municipal Review of Canada in October of 1928. Linda Secccaspina —The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 13- Code Family–S. S. No. 17 Drummond, Innisville

1. In June 30th of 1967  held an official closing party to celebrate 104 years of operation

2.Some 225 persons attended this event including former teachers, pupils and guests at the oldest school in the Drummond School area.

3. There were no records of the building of the first school in Innisville, only that it was a log building and was back up on the hill from where the existing one was. Some even think it could have beena  house that was converted into a classroom in 1830.

4. Records in the Registry office show that on April 24, 1848 a school site was secured for S.S. 17 Drummond. In 1863 the school was built making it 104 in 1967. In 1880 another additional half acre was added to the school grounds.

5. Some 80 years later on Arbour Lay 4 maple trees were planted in the schoolyard by 4 pupils: W. J. Hughes, Ernie Ruttle,William Crmapton abd Edward Martin.

6. In 104 years there were over 809 pupils, 43 different teachers, and 7 secretary treasurers. The first woman trustee was: Mrs. S. Charles Crampton, elected in December of 1920.

7. The first Provincial Library Grant was received in 1916 and a large bookcase was donated by the basketball team in the 1920s

8. Playground equipment was donated by Mr. T. A. Code in 1928- Read-The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 13- Code Family–S. S. No. 17 Drummond, Innisville

9. Indoor toilets were not installed until 1929 and it was also one of the first rural schools to have electricity in January 1940.

10. An organ was donated to the school in 1940 by the Misses Margaret, Katie, Hazel and Iva Cooke.

11. Innisville School won the silver cup in 1916, 1917, 1918, and the shield in 1919, 1920, and 1921 as part of the Township School Fairs.

12. The school suffered two fires- in 1923 when it was slightly damaged and again in 1965 when the woodshed was destroyed.

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 13- Code Family–S. S. No. 17 Drummond, Innisville

Bill Armstrong and The Innisville Museum

 

S.S. 18 Knowles School — Nearby to McIllquham’s Bridge

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Your Almonte Hockey Team Champions–Who do you Know?

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Your Almonte Hockey Team Champions–Who do you Know?

 

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On the first of October 1902 a contract was given to Mr. John Donaldson for the building of the Almonte Rink which was finished December 15, 1902. read more here: The Almonte Skating Rink on “The Island”

 

These photos are from Sandy France from 1931. Thanks Sandy!!

Almonte Hockey Team 1930-31

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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So Where Was the Ice Palace?

The Old Carleton Place Arena

So What Did You Wear Ice Skating?

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The Figure Skaters of Carleton Place

Skaters Under Ice? Ring That Bell!

Falling Through the Ice- One Reason Indoor Rinks Were Created

The Wizard from Lanark Highlands

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The Wizard from Lanark Highlands

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The first of a series of stories I have been told…..

On a cold November night three young men approached a strange, dilapidated house that rested on a hillside far from neighbouring homes. In it lived a man the neighbours feared, a huge, black-bearded man of mystery, a wizard, who could cast spells and who they believed was in a league with the Evil One.

All three were bound on a singular mission. They sought to pluck two hairs from the wizard’s head, with which they could destroy his most potent spell. A light gleamed through a window of the  wizard, and they knew he was home. Cautiously, whispering among themselves, the three men knocked at the door. A huge head emerged from a window to welcome them, and in a few moments the grim, black-bearded man had invited the visitors into his lonely home.

The blaze was low in the fireplace and the man with the black beard stepped outside and brought back an armload of wood. As he turned toward the hearth, a signal passed among the three men and in an instant they were upon him. They began a struggle, one man against three. They beat him with the logs, leapt upon him and instantly were thrown aside. The black-bearded recluse seemed to possess the power of a demon, but finally one of his assailants seized a chair and crashed it upon his head. The struggle ended. The mighty man lay dead. They say his power of witchcraft had been broken that night.

The men who had gone on this strange mission had driven to their destination in an automobile. Yet it was belief in witchcraft that had urged them on, and their leader was a man who professed the power to cast out spells and to remove curses. The homicide was discovered two days later and within six hours three suspects were arrested, imprisoned, and charged with the murder. When they first told their story to those that listened no one would not believe it. Witchcraft! It was unbelievable–but many knew this tale was true and that there were many others out there.

 

More to come..

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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The Witch Hollow of Lanark County

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

My Grandmother was Mother Barnes-The Witch of Plum Hollow

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Plum Hollow Witch and The Mountain Man of Pakenham

Different Seasons of Witches in Lanark County

Local Miracle Story– Woken From a Ten Week Coma

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Barnes Buchanans and McCarten Family Photos–Doug B. McCarten

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Things You Didn’t Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did

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Things You Didn’t  Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did

 

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Carleton Place Canadian 1988 thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn

The white aluminum siding house that once sat next to the old Mac’s Milk was home for over 155 years to the Moore family and its descendants.

It is one of the oldest structures in Carleton Place

The house was built by James Pearson Moore, a son of William’s in 1833.

 

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Carleton Place Canadian 1988 thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Chenier Blackburn

 

It was once part of an 100 acre farm which extended from the intersection of Highway 7 and Franktown Road to Rochester Street and included Lake Ave East to Moore Street and Lansdowne Ave to Napoleon.

The logs for the structure came from the trees located the farm.

Renovations were done in 1970 changing the layout of the interior and a toy room was constructed in the kitchen.

In the far side of the building which once housed a hair salon there was once a small grocery store which was initially operated by James Moore and his wife under the name of JP Moore Groceries and Confectionery. It was operated by various family members until Mac’s Milk opened next door.

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The house was said to have a friendly ghost live there which has followed the building’s move to its present location as the home of the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce on Bridge Street. If you see shadows or smell the fragrance of violet perfume that would be the ghost of Ida Moore who died way too young at the age of 21 for tuberculosis.

 

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It was once the home at the Moore Street location to Walter Renwick and Associates Travel Inc.

The building can now be seen at 170 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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The Beckwith Highlanders and “Humpy Billy” Moore

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The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?

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The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?

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1951 CPHS Annual The Torch thanks to Doris Blackburn and Karen Blackburn Chenier

So where was Tackberry Hill, McCreary’s Creek and Paradise Alley?

 

 

 

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Karen Hirst

 

Our graduation day from Oshawa General Hospital School of Nursing…last of the three year nursing program from this hospital in 1971. Nursing then became part of the Durham College curriculum as in other community colleges/universities.

A dozen red roses was presented to each Nursing graduate from Samuel McLaughlin who owned the estate next to the hospital. He started the McLaughlin Car Co. in 1907 which later evolved into General Motors of Canada ltd. He had given roses to the graduates for many, many years and was the primary benefactor of the hospital.

Group graduation photos were taken on the steps of his beautiful estate…he had made our day very special through his generosity.

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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Ray McIsaac Files- 1960 Ray Hedderson

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Ray McIsaac Files- 1960 Ray Hedderson

 

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Photo thanks to Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn Chenier

 

Chrissie Lancaster Ray was my uncle my Dads brother

Karen McGee That’s my Dad, Ray McIsaac with Ray Lancaster.
 Ken Hedderson is still an RCMP in BC….

 

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James R. McIsaac sent this in. Both Ray and Dad were honoured and presented with this certificate and a gold watch..

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

Sixteen Wives– What Do You Get? Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

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Sixteen Wives– What Do You Get? Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

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When I saw this story it was one of many that I have read in newspaper archives. I hate to say it but it was a common thing. If you don’t believe me read the one about Lanark County.. Bigamy–The Story of Ken and Anne and Debby and Cathy and…

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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Bigamy–The Story of Ken and Anne and Debby and Cathy and…