More Notations on Tatlock



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.

Kings Warks and Cemeteries–Interesting Discoveries of Lanark County

The Mysterious Tatlock Mine


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

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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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