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

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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