Story of a Locket- Waugh Family



Photo- Darlene Page-Wife Jane Carswell and one of her children we are not sure which one


Lockets have always been a piece of jewellery that allowed a woman to capture and carry her most meaningful personal stories. It always kept life’s most significant moments, ideas, and inspirations close.

Darlene Page, originally from Carleton Place sent me a few pictures yesterday and agreed to share.

“I met a new family member she has this very old locket that she had dated… to turns out it is full of pictures the are etched into the metal with some colour.  It dates back to 1840- 1860 and is a daguerreotype photo. We are 98% sure that this man is Alexander Waugh, the first Waugh to immigrate from Ireland and lived in Innisville”.




Photo- Darlene Page- Andrew Waugh with Elizabeth Cram


Darlene is positive that this is a picture of their son Andrew Waugh, Darlene’s  2nd Great Grandfather and Grandmother Elizabeth Cram we think of their wedding. She said he is much younger than the photo etched in metal that she sent me before– Click here.–Searching for Elizabeth Cram–Updates on Andrew Waugh

It is exciting when you met/find new family members and they have photo but don’t know who the faces are until you talk and figure things out!–Darlene Page


Perth Courier, Feb. 18, 1870

Waugh-Cram—Married, at Almonte by Rev. Mr. Manning, Mr. Samuel Waugh of Carleton Place to Miss Jessie Cram, third daughter of David Cram of Glen Isle

Perth Courier, Feb. 14, 1873

William Jackson, charges brought by Alexander Waugh, dismissed for want of evidence

Perth Courier, March 30, 1883

Waugh—Died, at Carleton Place on the 12th (?) 19th (?) inst., Lizzie Waugh, wife of Mr. Andrew Waugh, aged (illegible).

Waugh—Died, at Carleton Place on the 15th (?) inst., Jane Waugh, wife of Mr. William Waugh, aged 25 (?).

Perth Courier, April 11, 1884


Waugh—Died, at Carleton Place on the 6th inst., of consumption, Andrew Waugh, aged 25 (?) 35 (?)

Perth Courier, Feb. 5, 1897


Waugh—Died, at Carleton Place on Jan. 27, Jane Waugh, relict of the late Alexander Waugh, aged 81 years, 7 months.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Mrs. Alexander Waugh of Carleton Place, once of Innisville, died on Wednesday, 27th Jan., aged 84(?).  She was buried at Innisville beside her husband and two sons.

Perth Courier, March 31, 1899

Waugh—Died, at Almonte on March 29(?), Annie M. Tomlinson Waugh, relict of the late Andrew Waugh, aged 43.




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 and now in The Townships Sun

Related Reading:

Searching for Elizabeth Cram–Updates on Andrew Waugh


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.

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