Remembering George Innwood of Perth



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Photo- Norma Ford-The reason I have  this newspaper clipping as he was married to Sarah Jane Moulton, a relative of mine (first cousin twice removed).



All the Inwoods in Ontario east of Toronto appear to come from one family that migrated from Buckinghamshire to Lanark County Ontario near Perth in the late 1840s. George Inwood was one of the Lanark County pioneers who trapped, fished and quarried stone for the early local roads in his youth.

A man of small stature and a life long smoker he lived until he was almost 101 years old which is a lot to be said of a man. But George Inwood, who would have celebrated his 101st birthday on January 4, 1960 died in the Smiths Falls Hospital in December 1959 after a short illness. Author’s note- someone has written 1957 in the clipping but The Ottawa Journal says 1959)

Born at Tennyson in Drummond Township in 1858, he was one of nine children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Inwood. He was married to the late Sarah Moulton, also of Tennyson. Out of a family of seven children, two daughters survive, Mrs. Joseph White (Pearl), of Perth, and Mrs. Wilbert Jackson, (Mabel), of Perth. Mr. Inwood spent most of his life in Perth until seven months ago when he moved to Merrickville to live with his granddaughter, Mrs. Maynard Green.

For a number of years he was employed by the Perth Corporation and 40 yeas ago was employed by Lanark County to plow roads from Perth to Smiths Falls and on to Ottawa. He was buried at the Elmwood Cemetery, Perth.




1 George Inwood b: Abt. 1866 Beckwith Co. d: 1959 Smith’s Falls o: farmer
.. +Sarah Jane Moulton b: 1876 Drummond Tsp d: 1947 Perth m: 30 Dec 1890 Carleton Place Ont
…… 2 George Inwood
…… 2 Pearl Inwood b: 1893 Carleton Place d: 1962 Ontario
………. +Joseph Robert White b: 1888 d: 1979 Ontario m: 16 Dec 1908 Ashbury Methodist, Perth
…… 2 Ethel Louise Inwood b: 1894 Drummond Co. d: 1936 Ontario
………. +Alexander Shaw aka: Sandy b: 1892 d: 1981 Ontario m: 1910
…… 2 James Moulton Inwood b: 1899 Carleton Place d: 1958 Ontario
………. +Annie Adeline Sweeney b: 1901 Brightside d: 1989 Ontario m: 20 Feb 1919 Ottawa
…… 2 Adeline Inwood b: 1900 Carleton Place d: 1947 o: 1918 Weaver
………. +Charles Wesley Lackey b: 1900 m: 29 Jul 1918 Carleton Place
…… 2 Mabel Isabella Inwood b: 1903 Carleton Place d: 1966 Perth
………. +Wilbert James Jackson

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

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About lindaseccaspina

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.

2 responses »

  1. George Inwood was my great grandfather, my grandfather was James Moulton Inwood, my Mom was Marguerite Georgina Inwood. Debbie Crain-Dulmage


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