he 130th Lanark-Renfrew Battalion marching on George Street, Lanark Village, to join the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces in 1916- Perth Remembered


A Village situated in the Township of Lanark, and County of Lanark, C.W. – distant from Perth, 11 miles – usual stage fare, 5s. Population about 300.


GEMMILL, J.K., printer and publisher of the Lanark Observer

HALL, JOHN, postmaster

Buffam, Samuel, innkeeper

Caldwell, B. & J., general merchants, No. 1, George street

Caldwell, Alexander, lumber merchant

Craig, John, carriage maker

Craig, Adam, cooper

Craig, —-, beef and pork inspector

Dobie, Thomas, blacksmith

Dobie, William, boot and shoemaker

Drysdale, James, cabinetmaker

Drysdale, Robert, cabinetmaker

Fraser, Rev. Thomas, Church of Scotland

French, Francis, tailor

Gallinger, J., blacksmith and horseshoer

Gallinger, Jacob, axe maker

Gemmill, James, joiner and cabinetmaker

Hall, J. & F., general merchants, No. 5, George street

Hall, A.G., clerk and accountant

James, John, house carpenter

James, Robert, tailor

Kelly, J.C., & Co., fanning mill-makers

Lamont, Joseph, hotelkeeper

Livingston, John, tailor

McInnes, Alexander, wagonmaker

McLaren, Peter, grammar school teacher

Mair, John, boot and shoemaker

Mair, James, & Son, general merchants, No. 3, George street

Maxwell, Daniel, carpenter

Monahan, William, beef and pork inspector

Monroe, Alexander, M.D., chemist and druggist, No. 6, George street.

Robertson, William, joiner

Smith, John, tanner and dealer in harness

Wilson, Thomas, spirit dealer

Wilson, Thomas, boot and shoemaker

Wright, John, housepainter


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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