The John Dunlop Burial Site Almonte


John Dunlop Burial Site

Lot 12, Con 6, Ramsay Twp.

Burials – 1873 – 1900

Photos taken at least 15 years ago by Effie Robertson, nee Dunlop, great-granddaughter of pioneer John Dunlop and Jane Liddle.

History of the Dunlop Family in Britain, Canada and the United States, published by Beatrice Murray Dunlop in October 1935.

“It is said of John Dunlop that he was typical dour Scot.  Walking across his acres one day, he stopped suddenly, drove a stake into the ground and strode on without explanation.  This action was taken to mean that he wished to be buried at that spot, and there he was buried in July, 1873.  His wife, Jane Liddel (Liddle) died the following year and lies buried beside him in the acres they cleared.”

In Memory of

John Dunlop, died July 26, 1873, aged 81 years.

Also his wife, Jane Liddle, died May 4, 1874, aged 84 years.

Native of Scotland.

Emigrated to Canada in 1821.

2 small stones beside the main headstone with the initials – J. D. and J. S.

It is also believed that George Dunlop, son of John Dunlop and Jane Liddle is also buried here in 1900.

This picture was taken by Don Cooper, in the summer of 2001.

Pictures supplied by Fran & Don Cooper – – Posted 18 December, 2001.


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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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