Genealogy Search– Looking for Pender Family Information


Holly- Pender Love from Tail, B.C. sent us this email yesterday looking for information about her family. If you can help please let us know.

Good morning- 

I believe my dad was born in Carleton Place in 1916, and his name was Robert Ellwood Pender. The family story is that the house they lived in burned down shortly after his birth and they moved out west to the Grande Prairie, AB area.

His parents were Warrington Pender and Nancy Margaret Larabee Pender. Warrington Pender was a prospector and his wife was a cook at remote mining camps and for the Kingsford family of Thousand Islands area. Do you have any Penders who are members of the society? I don’t know the area well. There are some old graves at Admaston for Penders, and shirt tail relatives in Foresters Falls and Renfrew area. Curious if you have any Penders who are following or interested in family history with your group.

Thanks Holly Pender-Love


Author’s Note– I contacted Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum and she had nothing. So I pulled up Robert Pender’s death certificate and his place of birth was listed at Charlton, Ontario.   Charlton is a municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Timiskaming District. The municipality was incorporated on January 1, 2003 by amalgamating the former village of Charlton with the former township of Dack.


Charlton’s Heritage Centre is one of the oldest buildings in town with a unique heritage of its own. It was built in 1909 to serve as the town hall, courthouse and jail. It is open during the summer months and still has its original jail cells and box stove.


In the early days, Dack Township was attractive for many reasons, not the least of which were its ingredients for a successful logging industry. It is believed that many of the settlers were from the Ottawa Valley area, who were skilled in logging and farming. It was not long before they began to build houses and businesses and soon a community was created.

If you have any information please contact us. Thank you.

Robert Ellwood Pender

British Columbia Death Registrations
Name Robert Ellwood Pender
Event Type Death
Event Date 26 Oct 1979
Event Place Canal Flats, British Columbia, Canada
Gender Male
Age 63
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 12 Feb 1916
Birth Year (Estimated) 1916
Birthplace Charlton, Ontario
Father’s Name Warrington Pender
Mother’s Name Margaret Larrabee 
Spouse’s Name Margaret Griffiths

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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.

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