Jayne Munro-Ouimet from the Lanark County Genealogical Society has been extremely kind to me. We worked on putting pieces together for the story about The Lost Mineral Salt Springs in Pakenham. If you are looking for information about your family, they have archives of information, as well as our local Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.
After reading the initial Dunlop home story I wrote she emailed me back. Frances Copper, their LCGS Director of Membership Networking: (Family History/Queries) sent along information about the original Dunlop home (pictured above) that was built by James Dunlop(1828-1887). May it be also noted that it also has a wider door like the Bell house on High Street– that is considered to be a coffin door.
Information from Frances Copper- LCGS Director of Membership Networking
Posted By: Roland HumphriesDate Posted: Dec 6, 2008 Description: This is the family of James Dunlop and his wife Anne Chambers (Rollie’s Great Grand Parents) left to right; Back; Jennie 1855-1953 m Andrew Cram; Minnie 1866-1922 m Dr. Roland E. Loucks of Smith Falls; Anne 1863-_1949 m Charles C. Allen of Carleton Place, ON.; Front; Adam C. Dunlop 1857-1954 m Matilda Kellough; Martha 1853-1929 m John Ackland of Perth, ON; James FitzCharles Dunlop 1960-1947 m Mary Ann Bremner of Mayo,Hastings Co. ON. in 1890. (the latter being Rollie’s grandparents who lived in the Dunlop house on Town Line in Carleton Place, ON.Date Taken: 1886-Place Taken: Carleton Place, ON.Owner: R. Humphries
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2010 Description: This house was built by James Dunlop b:1828, second youngest son of Pioneers John Dunlop and Jean Liddel who settled in Ramsay Twp. in 1821, from plans brought from Boston.Located on the Ramsay side Townline in Carleton Place, it was built about 1851. It has been declared a Historic site by the town after it became 100 years old. The photo is now over 100 years oldDate Taken: about 1900-Place Taken: Carleton Place, Ontario Owner: R. Humphries–Please note that the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum did not have a copy of this and is thrilled to now have it in their files. Note the windmill in the backyard behind the roof line.
Description: Rollie’s grandfather, James F. Dunlop age 18-Grandpa Jim, was a millwright like his grandfather, John Dunlop the Pioneer who built so many of the mills on the Mississippi River at Appleton, Almonte and Carleton Place, ON.Jim may have been in Montreal studying for his Apprenticeship at this time, we do not know the occasion.Date Taken: 1878Place Taken: Montreal, PQ.Owner: R. Humphries
Posted By: Roland Humphries Date Posted: Jan 31, 2010 —Description: This is the last photo taken of my Grandpa & Grandma Dunlop about 18 months before he died.James FC Dunlop 1860-1947 with his wife, Mary Ann Bremner 1864-1955Date Taken: 1945Place Taken: Pakenham, Ontario Owner: R. Humphries. This the last picture taken of James Fitzcharles Dunlop & his wife Mary Ann Bremner. May it be noted that Fran exchanged family history information with Rollie for years. He died in 2010.
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