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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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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