You’ve Got Trouble in Franktown-Dead Horses and Wives

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Photo of Franktown Station where the horses and cattle went to market  from the book Beckwith Then and Now available at the Beckwith Municipal offices

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Perth Courier, Oct. 1, 1880

A number of people in Franktown have subscribed enough money to buy Mr. Lightbody, mail carrier, another horse in place of the one recently poisoned through the malice of some unknown person.

October 8 1880–Almonte Gazette-A subscription was raised and a horse purchased for Mr. Lightbody, of Franktown, to replace the one poisoned a short time ago.

Perth Courier, July 22, 1881

Chirivari—Mr. Archibald Gillies of Franktown was chiravaried the other night on the occasion of his second matrimonial venture three weeks after the death of his first wife.  He bought the crowd off with a $2 bill the first night and received them the next night with a shotgun.

 

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Photo–A happier couple from Franktown not having to use gunshots or two dollar bills- from the book Beckwith Then and Now available at the Beckwith Municipal offices

 

 

You can read the Perth Courier at Archives Lanark

You can read the Almonte Gazette online

 

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