Where is it Now? The Heirloom of William Camelon

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Photo from Middleville & District Museum where the lamp now sits.

 

January 14 1960- Almonte Gazette

Mr. Wm. J. Camelon of Mill Street, is the possessor of a family heirloom of which he is very proud. It is a glass coal oil lamp of the type used in bedrooms long ago. It is very tiny with a very small chimney and has a handle at its base.The unusual thing about it is that it has been in the Camelon family for over 125 years.

About 120 years ago William Camelon brought it from Glasgow, Scotland when he settled in Darling Township. He stipulated that it be passed down to a Camelon who must be named William. The present custodian has had the lamp for 37 years. On his death, the lamp will go to a nephew at Calabogie, William A. Camelon. Mr. Camelon keeps the lamp filled with oil and the wick well trimmed and he is secure with his old-fashioned keepsake in the event of a power failure.

Does anyone know anything about this lamp and where it is now?

Author’s Note-William John Camelon Born on 26 Jul 1899 to William Camelon and Margaret Mcdougall. He passed away on 18 Apr 1970 in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

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Just a note that we found the Camelon Lamp… I just got this..
HI Linda – Looking for the Camelon Lamp? It is with William A. Camelon’s sisters as part of the heritage that they are keeping. Please contact Lois (Doug) Davidson in Perth for more information. They might be willing to put in the Archives once they are ready. It went from William Camelon to his son Melville William Camelon. they are both deceased and it has been returned to the family historian for safe keeping. thanks Jo-Anne Camelon
Update December 30th from the Middleville Museum–
Hi Linda. We do have it. If you want any more info just contact our curator, Alice Borrowman–Her mother was a Camelon. 

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January 6 1911- Almonte Gazette-

—Owing to low water the electric lights have been rather dim for the past week. On the outlying district, lines they are the worst, with the result that reading is an impossibility, unless by the aid of coal oil lamps or tallow dips.

Kevin Camelon of Thailand posted these on the 3 November, 2000.

Reunion 1965

Annual Gathering of Camelon Clan

Descendants of the late David Camelon, numbering over eighty, held their 15th annual gathering of the Camelon Clan on Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Camelon, Queen Street, Carleton Place.

The beautiful shaded lawn was an ideal setting for the occasion; with tables arranged for the afternoon luncheon.

Mr. Camelon Bradley, Kinburn, presided and welcomed the guests who were present from Renfrew, Calabogie, Kinburn, Woodlawn, Ottawa, Perth, Lanark, Clayton, Cedar Hill and Almonte. A two-minute silence was observed for four members of the clan deceased, namely, John Robert Bradley, Henry McQuatt, D.C. McFarlane and Donald Piper a grandson of the late David Camelon.

Prizes were awarded to the oldest members present, Mr. John A Craig, 85, Calabogie; Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 81, Kinburn; and the youngest baby, Sharon Gail Camelon, 3 ½ months, of Ottawa.

Officers elected for the coming year are: President, W.H. McFarlane, Perth; Vice President, Glenn Camelon, Carleton Place; Secretary Treasurer, Lyall Thomas, R.R. 3, Kinburn.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon, Almonte, gave and interesting talk on their recent trip to the Canadian Seed Growers Association in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Brief addresses were given by Mr. John A Craig and W.H. McFarlane.

Mr. Stuart Fulton, of Cedar Hill, on behalf of the Clan, assembled, thanked Mr. and Mrs. David Camelon and family for the hospitality and use of their home for the gathering. The reunion was invited to meet in 1966 at the farm home of Mr. David McQuatt, Woodlawn.

 Reunion 1966

Camelon Reunion Held at Woodlawn

The Annual Reunion of the Camelon Clan was held on Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. David McQuatt, Woodlawn, with over eighty in attendance.

Following a social gathering of the clan who were present from Smiths Falls, Perth, Lanark, Calabogie, Cedar Hill, Carleton Place, Ottawa and Kinburn area, a bounteous supper was served on the lawn. Grace was said by Mr. Stuart Fulton of Cedar Hill.

The guests were welcomed by the President, W. H. McFarlane of Perth. Four members of the Clan departed during the year, Jack Fulton of Timmins; David Camelon of Carleton Place, James Fulton of Cedar Hill; and Mrs. Thomas Montgomery, twin sister of Mrs. John A Craig of Calabogie. A brief period of silence was observed.

Election of officers resulted in Glenn Camelon of Carleton Place being elected President; Lyall Thomas, Kinburn Vice President; and Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Carleton, secretary treasurer.

The Clan was invited to meet next year at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Thomas, Smiths Falls.

The oldest Gentleman present was Mr. John A Craig of Calabogie, aged 87 years, hale and in good health. Mrs. Hattie Bradley of Kinburn, aged 83 was the oldest lady, and never misses a gathering. Baby Sherry Lynn Moore aged 3 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, R.R. 6, Carleton Place was the youngest guest.

A vote of thanks was extended to all who had prepared for the gathering, and to Mr. David McQuatt for the use of his spacious farm lawn and home.

Reunion 1967

17th Annual Camelon Reunion

Cloudy skies and scattered showers on Sunday afternoon, July 23rd did not hamper the attendance of the 17th annual Camelon Reunion, which was held on the spacious lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Thomas, corner of Carthage and Queens Streets, Smiths Falls.

Descendants of the late David Camelon, numbering about ninety were in attendance. Mr. Glenn Camelon of Ottawa presided and welcomed the guests who were present from Ottawa, Woodlawn, Balderson, Kinburn, Almonte, Carleton Place, Calabogie, Brightside and Perth.

Mr. John A Craig, 88, of Calabogie was the oldest gentleman present and Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 83, of Kinburn was the oldest lady. Baby Kristine, aged nine months, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cavanaugh of Kinburn was the youngest in attendance.

Mr. Mel Thomas, whose residence is adjacent to the Rideau Locks, gave an interesting talk on the history of the locks, the operation of the same and interesting facts about the type of boats that travel up and down the Rideau through Smiths Falls, some boats coming as far away as Florida.

Tables and Chairs were provided on the lawn where all enjoyed a cafeteria luncheon. A vote of thanks was tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Mel Thomas for their hospitality.

Officers elected for the coming year were Lyall Thomas, Kinburn, President; Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Carleton Place, Vice President; Mr. Mac Camelon, Carleton Place, secretary Treasurer. An invitation was received and accepted from Mrs. Alma (Craig) Campbell to hold the reunion next year at her summer cottage at Calabogie.

W. H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1968

Camelon Reunion at Calabogie

Despite the mail strike and difficulty in publicity, the annual Camelon Reunion held on Sunday Afternoon, July 28th, was the largest in attendance for many years. The Clan met at the beautiful summer cottage of Mrs. Mel Campbell, on Calabogie Lake.

Descendants of the late David Camelon, numbering 100, were present from all parts of the Ottawa Valley. The afternoon was sunny and the gathering enjoyed a cafeteria luncheon at tables on the lawn overlooking the lake.

Mr. John A. Craig, father of (Alma) Mrs. Mel Campbell of Renfrew, was the oldest gentleman present. He was enjoying his 89th year. Oldest lady present was Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 84 of Kinburn. Youngest Child was baby Lori Easton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Easton, aged 22 months. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Camelon of Brightside.

Mr. Lyall Thomas, Kinburn, presided, welcoming the gathering and called on a few who spoke of those who had passed away during the past year. The chairman extended thanks to Mrs. Campbell for her hospitality, and also to those who were responsible in arranging for the event.

Officers elected for the next term are: President, Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Carleton Place; Vice President, Mac Camelon, Ottawa; secretary treasurer, Wm. Camelon, R.R. 2, Calabogie.

An invitation was received and accepted from Mr. and Mrs. Alex Camelon, Brightside, to hold the reunion at their residence next year.

W. H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1969

Camelon Reunion Held Sunday at Brightside

Descendants of the late David Camelon, numbering about 150 were in attendance at the Camelon Clan reunion held on Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Camelon, Brightside. The attendance was the largest since the Clan first met nineteen years ago.

Guests were present from Ottawa, Woodlawn, Balderson,, Kinburn, Arnprior, Almonte, Carleton Place, Clayton, Calabogie, Cedar Hill, Lanark and Perth. Cloudy skies did not hamper the programme of sports for the younger group, but owing to showers, the guests had to move inside for the cafeteria luncheon.

Mr. Mac Camelon, Vice President presided and extended a welcome to all who had come great distances to attend this annual event. Owing to weather conditions he hastened to hold election of officers which resulted as follows: President, Mac Camelon, Carleton Place; Vice President, Wm. Camelon, Calabogie; secretary treasurer, James Fulton of Clayton. A two minutes silence was observed in respect of those members of the Clan who had passed away during the past year.

Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 85, of Kinburn was the oldest lady present; Mr. Dave Fulton, 82, Cedar Hill oldest gentleman; and little Lauri Easton, aged two years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Easton, Calabogie, was the youngest guest.

Mr. Stuart Fulton of Cedar Hill, on behalf of the Clan, thanked Mr. and Mrs. Alex Camelon and family for the hospitality and use of their home for the gathering. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon of Almonte invited the Clan to meet at their farm home in July, 1970.

W.H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1970

20th Annual Camelon Reunion

The spacious lawn of the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon, highway 29, near Almonte, was the gathering place for the 20th Annual Reunion of the descendants of the late David Camelon. The first descendants came from Johnston, Scotland in 1841, and settled in the wilderness in Lanark County, which later became the Camelon Homestead at Tatlock in Darling Township.

Mac Camelon of Carleton Place, president of the Camelon Clan Committee extended a welcome to the gathering, who were present from Woodlawn, Kinburn, Pakenham, Calabogie, Snow Road, Cedar Hill, Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth, Balderson, Lanark, Brightside, Middleville, Kingston, Clayton, Kemptville and Ottawa.

A period of silence was observed in memory of those who had passed away during the past year. The oldest lady present was Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 86, of Kinburn; Oldest Gentleman W. H. McFarlane, 79, of Perth; and baby Allison Anderson, one month, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Anderson of Ottawa was the youngest guest present.

Mrs. Gordon Sloan of Ottawa, historian secretary gave her report on the family tree compiled to date. The book was presented to W. H. McFarlane, Perth to make further Additions.

Mr. Mel Thomas of Kemptville gave an interesting talk on a Camelon heirloom, a small Oil Lamp which carries the heritage of the Camelon Clan down through the generations. The lamp, complete with glass chimney, 129 years old, was on display, and was brought from Johnstone, Scotland to Canada in 1841 by William Camelon. The lamp was officially presented to William Camelon of Calabogie by his father Alex Camelon of Brightside, and on his death must be passed on to another William Camelon of the Clan.

Election of officers for the Camelon Clan for the next term are as follows: President, Wm. Camelon of Calabogie; Vice president, James Fulton, Clayton; secretary treasurer, Earl Wheeler of Snow Road.

President Elect Wm. Camelon on behalf of the Clan thanked Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon and family for the hospitality and use of their home for the reunion.

The reunion received and invitation from the McKay family to hold the 1971 get-together at Middleville, which was accepted and will be held on the forth Sunday in July

W. H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1971

Camelon Clan Annual Reunion

The 21st annual reunion of the descendants of William Camelon and Jennie Stuart, who came from Scotland in 1841 and settled in Lanark County in Darling Township near Tatlock, was held on Sunday afternoon, July 25, on the spacious lawn of Mr. and Mrs. Allie McKay in the village of Middleville.

Mr. William Camelon of Calabogie, President of the Camelon Clan committee extended a welcome to the great gathering who were present from various parts of the Ottawa Valley. Mr. Earl Wheeler, secretary, read the minutes of the last reunion and gave the financial report. A brief period of silence was observed in respect of those who had departed during the past year.

W. H. McFarlane of Perth, Historian Secretary, gave a report on the family tree and stated he had secured further material.

The oldest lady present was Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 87, of Kinburn; oldest gentleman, W.H. McFarlane, 80, of Perth and baby Amy Camelon, seven months

 Reunion 1972

Camelon Clan Annual Reunion

Despite the continued heat wave and cloudy skies a fair attendance of descendants of the late William Camelon and Jennie Stuart held their twenty-second annual reunion on Sunday afternoon, July 23rd. The event was held at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Davidson, 10th Line, Drummond near the Lanark Balderson Road.

Mr. Earl Wheeler of Snow Road, vice-president of the Camelon Clan Committee in the absence of Mr. James Fulton, president, welcomed the gathering who were present from all parts of the area including Ottawa, Stittsville, Kinburn, Woodlawn, Pakenham and Carleton Place.

The secretary, Mrs. Robert Harper of McDonald’s Corners read the minutes of the last reunion and gave the financial report. A brief period of silence was observed in respect of those who had departed during the last year. W. H. McFarlane, historian secretary, stated additions had been made to the family tree album.

The eldest lady present was Mrs. Archie Davidson of Balderson, eldest gentlemen was W.H. McFarlane of Perth, youngest grandmother Mrs. Gerald Camelon of Calabogie, youngest child Jeffrey Thomas, eight months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyall Thomas of Stittsville.

Election of officers for the coming year are President, Earl Wheeler, Snow Road; Vice President, Mrs. Robert Harper, McDonald’s Corners; Secretary treasurer, Norman McQuatt, Woodlawn.

A heavy shower moved the guests inside the home where all enjoyed a buffet lunch. Misses Julia and Patsy Wheeler entertained the group with ducts accompanied by accordion music. Mr. Stuart Fulton, on behalf of the clan extended a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Doug Davidson for the hospitality and use of their home for the reunion. An invitation was received from Mr. and Mrs. Art Lowe, Cedar Hill, to hold the 1973 reunion at their home, which was accepted.

W.H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1973

William Camelon Descendants hold 23rd Annual Reunion

The 23rd annual reunion of the descendants of William Camelon, who came from Scotland and settled in this district on the 4th line of Darling Township in 1829 was held Sunday Afternoon, July 22nd at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Lowe, Cedar Hill.

Earl Wheeler, president, extended a welcome to the guests assembled on the lawn. Minutes of the last reunion and financial statement were read by W.H. McFarlane of Perth.

Gifts were awarded to the oldest lady and gentlemen present, Mrs. Hattie Bradley, Kinburn, and Mr. W.H. McFarlane of Perth; the youngest guest, Wayne Carnrite, McDonalds Corners; youngest grandmother, Mrs. Russell Camelon of Almonte, and those travelling the greatest distance, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McBride of Cobden.

Officers elected were president, Mrs. Robert Harper, McDonald’s Corners; Vice President, Norman McQuatt of Woodlawn; secretary treasurer, Mrs. Mel Hill, RR 1, Kinburn.

A buffet supper was served and during the afternoon the younger group engaged in races and games. Music and songs were enjoyed by the Wheeler sisters, Patsy, Julia and Nancy of Snow Road.

A vote of thanks was extended by Howard Fulton of Pakenham on behalf of the clan to Mr. and Mrs. Art Lowe for the hospitality and use of their home for the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. William Bellamy of Clayton extended an invitation to the Camelon Clan to meet at their home for the 1974 reunion to be held the forth Sunday in July.

 Reunion 1974

24th Annual Camelon Reunion is Held at Clayton

The shaded lawn of the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bellamy, Clayton, on Sunday July 28th was the meeting place for the 24th Annual Reunion of the Descendants of the late William Camelon and Jennie Stuart who came from Scotland in 1829 and settled in Darling Township on the 4th line near Tatlock.

Mr. Earl Wheeler of Snow Road as Chairman, extended a welcome to those present from Ottawa, Kemptville, Kinburn, Woodlawn, Cedar Hill, Pakenham, Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth, Balderson, Lanark, Brightside, Middleville and surrounding area.

Mrs. Mel Hill, secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting and gave a financial report. A brief period of silence was observed in respect of those departed since the last meeting of the clan.

W.H. McFarlane, historian secretary, reported additions had been made to the family tree album and appealed to those present to report and happenings such as births, marriages and deaths in their respective families.

The oldest lady and gentlemen were Mrs. Hattie Bradley, 90, Kinburn and Mr. W. H. McFarlane, 83, Perth.

Elections of officers for the coming year are: President, Norman McQuatt, Woodlawn; Vice President, Mrs. Mel Hill, RR 1, Kinburn; secretary treasurer, Mrs. Doug Camelon, RR 2, Almonte; Historian Secretaries, Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Carleton Place and Mr. W H McFarlane, Perth.

Following Grace by Stuart Fulton of Pakenham, a buffet supper on the lawn was enjoyed. A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. and Mrs. Bellamy and family for the hospitality and use of their home for the reunion. An invitation received from Mr. and Mrs. John Camelon to hold the reunion at their home, 8thline of Ramsay, near Almonte on the 4th Sunday in July 1975, was unanimously accepted.

W H McFarlane

 Reunion 1975

Camelon Reunion

The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John S Camelon, 8th line of Ramsay, near Almonte, was the gathering place for the Annual Reunion of the descendants of the Camelon Clan on Sunday, July 27th.

The first William Camelon arrived in this district in 1829 and settled on the Camelon Homestead on the 4th line of Darling Township.

Owing to cloudy skies and rain, the attendance was down from that of former years. Mrs. Mel Hill of Antrim, vice-president of the Clan committee, extended a welcome to those present from various parts of the Ottawa valley. A brief period of silence was observed in memory of three members of the clan who had passed away during the past year, Alex Virgin of Clayton, Stuart Fulton of Pakenham and William Napier of Carleton Place.

Prizes were awarded to the oldest guests present, Mrs. Cliff Ballantyne, 80, Lanark Village and W.H. M<Farlane, 84, Perth; to the youngest child, Cheryl Lynn, 13 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Camelon, R.R. 2, Almonte; to the largest family, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wheeler, Dalhousie Lake; and to Mr. and Mrs. Mel Camelon, Utica Michigan who traveled the greatest distance.

Officers elected for the coming year are; president, Mrs. Mel Hill, R.R.1, Kinburn; Vice President, Mrs. Doug Camelon, R.R. 2, Almonte; Secretary Treasurer, Mrs. Russell Thomas, R.R. 3, Kinburn,; Historian Secretaries, Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Carleton Place and W.H. McFarlane, Perth.

Following Grace, by John S Camelon, a buffet luncheon was enjoyed. A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. and Mrs. Camelon for the use of their home, by W.H. McFarlane. An invitation from Mrs. Russell Thomas for the clan to meet next year on the fourth Sunday in July at their home on old highway 17 near Carp was unanimously accepted.

W.H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1976

26th Annual Camelon Reunion held in Carp

Carp Agricultural Hall was the meeting place on Sunday July 25th for the 26th annual reunion of the descendants of the late William Camelon and Jennie Stuart and the late David Camelon and Mary Stretch, who resided on the Camelon Homestead on the Fourth Line of Darling Township. David Camelon died in 1912, aged 83 years in the home he built on Princess Street in Lanark Village.

Mrs. Mel Hill, R.R. 1, Kinburn, president of the Camelon Clan committee welcomed the guests who were present from the surrounding area including Woodlawn, Kinburn, Pakenham, Cedar Hill, Almonte, Carleton Place, Perth Clayton, Ottawa and Kemptville.

Minutes of the last regular meeting were read by the secretary Mrs. Russell Thomas of Carp. She also gave the financial report.

The oldest lady and gentleman present were Mrs. Effie Fulton and W.H. McFarlane; youngest girl, Kelly Cavanaugh; youngest boy, Tyler Anderson; and guests travelling greatest distance, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Camelon, Utica, Michigan.

Officers elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. Doug Camelon, R.R. 2, Almonte; Vice President, Mrs. Russell Thomas, R.R. 3, Kinburn; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Lloyd Irwin, Carp. The Historian Secretaries re-elected were Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Carleton Place and W.H. McFarlane, Perth.

Following grace by W.H. McFarlane, a buffet supper was enjoyed. Mr. Russell Camelon extended a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon for their hospitality and for securing the Carp Agricultural Hall for the Reunion.

An invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon to meet on July 24th, 1977 at their farm home on highway 29, near Almonte was unanimously accepted.

W.H. McFarlane

 Reunion 1977

Reunion held at farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon, highway 29, near Almonte. President Mrs. Doug Camelon, R.R. 1, Almonte; secretary Mrs. Lloyd Irwin, Carp.

 Reunion 1978

Family Reunion of Camelon’s held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hill, near Pakenham.

Reports of family reunions in weekly paper ceased in 1977 when W.H. McFarlane was unable to attend.

 Reunion 1979

Camelon Reunion

The 29th annual Camelon Reunion was held on Sunday July 22nd, 1979 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Camelon of Huntley.

Mrs. Lloyd Irwin, President of the Clan, welcomed the guests from various parts of the Ottawa Valley, Toronto and Saskatoon.

The minutes and financial report was read by the secretary treasurer, Mrs. Mac Camelon. Two minutes silence was observed for the late Mr. John Craig, deceased since the last reunion.

Gifts were awarded to the following: Eldest lady – Mrs. Effie Fulton; Eldest Gentleman, Mr. John Camelon; youngest girl, Megan Moorehead; youngest boy, Garry Hullah. The lady with the most children, grandchildren and great grandchildren present – Mrs. Effie Fulton; gentleman with the largest waistline – Mr. Norman McQuatt; to the guest coming the longest distance – Mr. Kevin Camelon from Saskatoon.

Officers elected for the coming year are president – Mrs. Bill Hullah (Evelyn), Toronto; vice president, Mrs. Mac Camelon (Pat), Huntley; secretary treasurer, Mr. Joe Cardillo, Ottawa; Historian Secretary – Mrs. Gordon Drummond (Margaret), Carleton Place and Mr. W.H. McFarlane of Perth.

During the afternoon swimming races and games were held for the children and prizes and candy enjoyed by all contestants. A bean Jar contest was won by first – Linda Anderson, second – Margaret Drummond and third, Margaret Hill.

Following grace by Mr. Mel Thomas, a lovely buffet luncheon was served on the lawn. An invitation was received from Mac and Pat Camelon to hold our next reunion at their home again in Huntley on the 4thSunday in July, 1980 was unanimously accepted. Elsie Irwin thanked Mac and Pat for their generous hospitality.

 Reunion 1981

Camelon Reunion

The 31st annual Camelon reunion was held on Sunday July 26, 1981 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon of Almonte.

Mrs. Mac Camelon (Pat) president of the Clan, welcomed the guests who were present from various parts of the Ottawa Valley and Toronto. The minutes and financial report was read by the secretary treasurer Mr. John Drummond. Two minutes silence was observed for the late Mrs. Effie Fulton, Mr. Bill Bellamy, Mr. Bernard Wilson, Mr. Garth Bradley, Mr. John Rintoul, Mrs. Tina Davidson, Mr. Robert Jones, Mrs. Alex Camelon (Nellie) deceased since our last reunion.

Gifts were awarded to the eldest lady Mrs. Jim Fulton (Eva); eldest gentleman, Mr. John Camelon; youngest girl, Kelsey Camelon; youngest boy, Kristopher Camelon; the couple with the most children and grandchildren present, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon; to the guest coming the longest distance Miss Kathy Camelon.

Officers elected for the coming year President- Mr. Howard Fulton (Cedar Hill), Vice president, Mr. John Drummond (Carleton Place), secretary treasurer, Mrs. John Camelon (Ada), Almonte; Historian Secretary, Mrs. Gordon Drummond (Margaret), Carleton Place and Mrs. Lloyd Erwin (Elsie) of Carp.

During the afternoon games and races were held for the children; prizes and candy were enjoyed by all contestants.. A jelly bean jar contest was won by Mrs. John Drummond (Ruth) and a water contest won by Miss Karen Camelon.

Gifts were donated by Miss Grace Camelon, Mrs. Russell Camelon (Doris), Mrs. John Camelon (Ada), Mrs. Russell Thomas (Pearl), Mrs. Gordon Drummond (Margaret), Mrs. Bill Hullah (Evelyn) and Mrs. Joe Cardillo (Helda).

Following grace by Mr. Jim Fulton a lovely buffet luncheon was served on the lawn. An invitation received from Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fulton of Cedar Hill to hold our next reunion at their home on the 4th Sunday in July 1982 was unanimously accepted. Mrs. Mac Camelon thanked Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon for their generous hospitality.

 Reunion 1983

Camelon Reunion

The 33rd annual Camelon Reunion was held on Sunday, July 24th, 1983 at Carleton Place Park.

Mr. John Drummond, president of the clan, welcomed the guests who were present from various parts of the Ottawa Valley. Two minutes silence was observed for the late Mrs. Eva Fulton and Mr. Murray Camelon, deceased since our last reunion. The minutes and financial report was read by the secretary treasurer, Mr. Bill Fulton.

Gifts were awarded to the following: Oldest Lady, Mrs. Bob Lafleur (Hattie); eldest gentleman, Mr. William McFarlane; youngest girl, Lorrie Brydges; youngest boy, Tyler Duncan; to the guest coming the longest distance, Mrs. Earl Wheeler; gentleman with the whitest hair, Mr. William McFarlane.

Officers elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. Ada Camelon; Vice President, Mr. Bill Fulton; secretary treasurer, Mr. Mel Hill; Historian Secretary, Mrs. Gordon Drummond (Margaret), Carleton Place and Mrs. Lloyd Irwin (Elise) of Carp.

Gifts were donated by Mrs. Gordon Drummond ( Margaret), Mrs. Russell Camelon (Doris), Mrs. Art Lowe (Elsie); Mrs. Mel Hill (Margaret), Mr. Art Lowe, and Mrs. Jack Camelon (Ada).

Following grace by Mr. Jim Fulton, a lovely buffet luncheon was served. An invitation received from Mrs. Mel Hill to hold our next reunion at their home on the fourth Sunday in July 1984 was unanimously accepted. Mr. John Drummond thanked everyone for coming and hoped to see all back again next year.

 Reunion 1984

The 34th annual Camelon Reunion was held on Sunday July 22nd, 1984 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hill, R.R. 1, Arnprior.

With the absence of our president, Mrs. Jack Camelon (Ada) due to illness, Mr. Bill Fulton, our Vice President welcomed the guests who were present from various parts of the Ottawa Valley. Two minutes silence was observed for the late Mr. Ed Slatery and Mrs. Sandy Virgin, deceased since our last reunion.

The minutes and financial report was read by the secretary treasurer, Mr. Mel Hill.

Gifts were awarded to the following: eldest lady, Mrs. Bob Lafleur (Hattie); eldest gentleman, Mr. Lloyd Irwin; youngest boy, Jason North; to the guest coming the longest distance, Mrs. Verna Wheeler; gentleman wit the whitest hair, Mr. Lloyd Irwin.

Officers elected for the coming year: President, Mr. Bill Fulton Vice President, Mr. Mel Hill; secretary treasurer, Mrs. Russell Camelon (Doris); historian secretary, Mrs. Gordon Drummond (Margaret), Carleton Place and Mrs. Lloyd Irwin (Elsie) of Carp.

Gifts donated by Mrs. Bob Lafleur (Hattie), Mrs. Russell Thomas (Pearl), Mrs. Gordon Drummond (Margaret), Mrs. Art Lowe (Elsie), Mrs. Mel Hill (Margaret) and Mrs. Bill Fulton (Donna).

Following Grace by Mr. Jim Fulton, a lovely buffet luncheon was served. An invitation was received from Mr. and Mrs. Russell Camelon of Almonte to hold our next reunion at their home on the fourth Sunday of July, 1985 was unanimously accepted. Mr. bill Fulton thanked everyone for coming and hoped to see all back again next year. He also thanked Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hill for their generous hospitality.

 Reunion 1985

Many attend 35th Camelon Reunion

The 35th annual Camelon reunion was held on Sunday, July 28, 1985 at the home of Russell and Doris Camelon of Almonte.

Bill Fulton, president of the Clan, welcomed the guests who were present from various parts of the Ottawa Valley, Toronto and Windsor.

Two minutes of silence was observed for the late Kathleen McPhail, Ross Camelon, Garland Bradley, Russell Barr, Bill Stuart, Annie Camelon and John S Camelon, deceased since our last reunion.

The minutes and financial report were read by the secretary-treasurer Doris Camelon.

Gifts were awarded to the following: Eldest Lady, Hattie Lafleur, Eldest Gentleman, Billie McFarlane; youngest girl, Lisa Irwin; youngest boy, Jason Irwin, to the guests coming the longest distance, Jack and Edna McQuatt of Windsor; to the largest family present, Howard and Eileen Fulton.

The gifts were donated by Margaret Hill, Eileen Fulton, Hattie Lafleur, David McQuatt, Doris Camelon, Elsie Irwin and Marie O’Connell.

Officers elected for the coming year: President, Mel Hill; Vice President, Doris Camelon, secretary treasurer Ann Camelon; Historian Secretary, Margaret Drummond and Elsie Irwin.

During the afternoon, games and races were held for the children; prizes and candy were enjoyed by all contestants. A jelly bean jar contest was won by Hattie Lafleur.

Following Grace by Jim Fulton, a lovely buffet luncheon was served o the lawn.

An invitation was received from Margaret hill of Arnprior to hold our next reunion at their home on the fourth Sunday of July, 1986 was unanimously accepted.

Howard Fulton thanked Russell and Doris for their generous hospitality.

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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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