Before and After in Balderson




This hotel and later general store was built in the early 1850s. It was the location of the first post office. The village had 11 post masters beginning with Mr. McDonald in 1858 and ending with Earl Myers in 1989 in part of Myers’ General Store.






Perth Courier, Dec. 14, 1888

James McGregor has sold his last 100 acres in Bathurst near Balderson to James Balderson, Jr., for $3,450.  This is the original McGregor homestead farm.

Perth Courier, Dec. 28, 1888

Balderson—The young people in this parish met together on the evening of Friday, 14th inst., at the residence of Mrs. Jones for the purpose of presenting their clergyman with a fur coat, cap and gauntlets costing $60.  The presentation was made by John Butler.

Mr. J.R. Allan, clerk in the drug store of Jno. Roberts, Ottawa, spent the Christmas holidays with his father James Allan, Balderson.

Mr. C. H. McManus, Inkster, Dakota, is visiting the haunts of his youth around Perth and Balderson.

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McGregor of Balderson, Drummond, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary about a fortnight ago.  They were married in Scotland not long before coming to Canada.  At their Golden Wedding anniversary all the surviving children attended.  They are parents of Peter McGregor, M.A., Principal of the Almonte High School.

Oh Woe is Emily J Publow of Balderson

Being A Charles Dobbie Groupie — Balderson Before Selfies

Farming Could be a Dangerous Business in Lanark County? Who Do You Know?

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

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.

2 responses »

  1. The Myers General store was purchased by Emily Desjardins and Gerry Mcsweeney and transformed into a very successful ladies clothing store named Ema Lee Fashions.


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