Memories of Maberly



Karen Prytula–photo from-“Mooreville” Maberly

October 1897– Perth Courier

Maberly:  An old landmark of our village was removed this week—the log building in the rear of Mr. Korry’s residence.  This was one of the first dwellings erected in Maberly and was built by John McGregor some 40 years ago.  It has passed through many hands and sheltered many a weary traveler in the days of yore and if its walls could speak it could tell many a tale from the early days of our village.  Mr. Korry will erect a kitchen, and wood shed in its stead.


Today I found this glorious blog called:

“Mooreville” Maberly with our very own Karen Prytula from the Lanark County Geological Society featured

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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.

2 responses »

  1. Hi Linda, This is kismet. Yesterday I was at Lanark Archives researching the Family Forest, as I call it. I’m twin tagging, Mahon’s and Moss’s. Why not do both sides at the same time. Sanity not be thy name. The Moss’s landed in Maberly in the mid 1840’s. I presume to escape the famine. There is a long history of them there. Thomas Moss, the original settler of the family, built the Moss School. Yesterday I found a transcript of one of Thomas’s sons who was killed building the K&P. It said another brother was killed there a year earlier. Sadly it fills in the missing pieces. I’m a member of LCGS and am wondering if Karen is the go-to-person for that area? I know the location of the original homestead but am trying to fill in some blanks.


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