Lanark Village — Looking for Information for William Blair and Helen Watt


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We are seeking any information about the following family:

Sue Nelson from Wisconsin sent these photos to the Lanark County Genealogy Society. Her grandfather and grandmother were William T. Blair (1871 – 1947) and Helen Watt (1876 – ?)  both born in Lanark County. She has a number of photos in an old album that her grandfather and grandmother had. William emigrated to Ashland, Wisconsin and returned to Lanark and married Helen Watt in Lanark Village. He was a police officer there and later the police chief for many years.



William was born in Drummond Township, the youngest son of George Blair (1825 – 1914) & Mary McIlquham (1827- 1896). George and Mary lived in Drummond Township and  are buried in the Prestonvale Cemetery, Drummond Township.



This is the photo of a home which Sue says had the part of the building on the left removed the last time she saw it and also the little porch had been removed.
The other two photos are of a family, probably on a Sunday afternoon, all dressed in their Sunday best and quietly enjoying their leisure time in the appropriate fashion for the time period.




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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