Photo from –1963 from the Times Weekly
From Fuller’s Directory for 1866 and 1867
Darling Township appears to have been mostly a timber area and in 1864 Tatlock had a post office with James Guthrie as postmaster.
A small post village situated in the Township of Darling, and County of Lanark, North Biding. It has one Presbyterian Church, and is distant from Perth, the County Town, 25 miles. Population about 35. The Township in which Tatlock is located contains no stores. Its whole population either follow lumbering or agricultural pursuits.
Coulter, John, saw mill proprietor
Guthrie, James, postmaster
Kobb, John, saw mill proprietor.
Perth Courier, September 8, 1899
Tatlock: Messrs. J. Caldwell, J. Traill, J. Rintoul, and J. Pretty, have gone from our midst to the Prairie Province.
Perth Courier, Oct. 13, 1898
Tatlock: Mrs. W. J. Rintoul is at present visiting her daughter Mrs. Albert Affleck of Middleville
Perth Courier, January 6, 1899
Tatlock: John Pretty, who died suddenly on Sabbath last was buried on Tuesday. The funeral was the largest ever seen in Darling. He was a man well known and highly esteemed. The Rev. W.S. Smith preached a funeral sermon at the house. He leaves a wife and six children, mostly grown up. He was 55(?)58(?) years of age.
Perth Courier, June 2, 1899
The Gazette says that Mrs. Archibald Robertson, sister of Robert Watt of Almonte, died at her home in Ramsay on May 23(?) 25(?). The deceased was born in Darling in 1838(?). Four brothers and five sisters survive her: Robert of Almonte; James of Middleville; Daniel of Carleton Place; Alexander of Rosetta; Mrs. William Dow of Hibbert Township, Perth County; Mrs. James Richardson of Drummond; Mr.s James Robertson, Sr. of Ramsay; Mrs. James Muir of Middleville; and Mrs. W.J. Rintoul of Tatlock. She leaves her husband and two sons and two daughters to mourn an unexpected and irreparable loss. The eldest son, John resides on the homestead; James who is a molder by trade lives in Carleton Place; Miss Maggie has of late been living in Middleville and Miss Emma has also been absent from home for some time.
Perth Courier, October 13, 1898
Tatlock: On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Mrs. Peter Guthrie died at her home after a few weeks illness in the 70th (?) 79th (?) year of her age. The deceased lady was held in great esteem among her friends and acquaintances. Though a great sufferer, she bore her affliction with much calm and fortitude. The funeral on Friday was a very large one, many coming from a distance to pay their last tribute of respect. A sermon was preached at the house by Rev. W.S. Smith of Middleville from the words of St. Paul in Hebrews IV:1. The body was interred at Middleville.
Perth Courier, March 3, 1893
Tatlock—Died at Carleton Place on Sunday, 26th Feb., Eliza Frizzelle Tatlock, relict of the late Mr. Samuel Tetlock, aged 84.
Perth Courier, April 12, 1872
Tatlock—Died on Saturday, 6th inst., Alfred (Tatlock), son of Mr. William Tatlock, Drummond, aged 6 years and 9 months.
Tatlock Open Pit Mine. Calcium & Marble with Calcitic marble is mined to produce high-purity, fine-grind calcite for fillers, with terrazzo chips and landscaping stone as secondary products. Marble from the OMYA quarry in Tatlock might be in your driveway, your printer paper, or even the paint in your living room.
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