The Oldest Cemetery in Drummond



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On is the of the oldest cemeteries in Drummond is the Old Drummond Centre Cemetery that is situated on land drawn from the crown in 1816 by Donald McDonald and was deeded to him on march 30,1824.

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It has been said that the first person buried here was a Mr. McIntyre in 1816 and the creek was named after him. The commemorative stone was moved by: John Miller, Joe Ebbs and Tom Ireton from McIntyre Creek and erected in 1934.

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Mr. Stenhouse from Perth worked with a hammer and a chisel and Mr. Robertson from Perth and Mr. Caswell of Maple Creek paid the cost. ( A History of Drummond Township)

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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




Perth Courier, April 11, 1873

Griffith-McDonald—Married, on the 20th March, by the Rev. T. Brock, Mr. Edward J. Griffith of Beckwith, to Miss Eliza McDonald of Drummond.

Perth Courier, August 27, 1909

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDonald, Sr., Drummond, was the scene of a most joyful and delightful occasion on August 24 when they celebrated their Golden Wedding.  Mr. McDonald and Miss Dick of Perth were married on August 22, 1859 at the manse, Lanark by Rev. Mr. Fraser.  All these years, their married life has been spent in Drummond where two sons and two daughters (one deceased) have grown up around them.  Living in a community among many friends and numerous relatives those fifty years, have been full of much happiness, comfort and prosperity.  Mr. and Mrs. McDonald are rich in possessing 13 grandchildren.  All their children were present on this the 50th anniversary of their marriage.  A splendid wedding dinner was served.  Although the “bride and groom” are so well advanced in years, they are still young at heart.  The joy of the Lord has been their strength.  None entered into the festivities more than the “happy couple”.  At the close, the bride and groom of fifty years were presented by their children with golden gifts.  Mr. and Mrs. McDonald have been members of the Presbyterian Church for thirty years.  Their family are active working members also many of their grandchildren.  Mr. McDonald has held the office of township treasurer for 27 years,


Donald Robertson McDonald (1828-1896), born at Drummond Center, Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario. Son of Hugh Robertson & Christina McDonald (see # 2 above). He married Janet Shaw (1840-1919) in 1862 and fathered 13 children; Hugh S. (1862-1956), Agnes Dunn Robertson (1864-1952), William Shaw (1865-1940), Donald McDonald (1867-1948), Christina McDonald (1869-1895), James Wilson Shaw (1871-1945), Jessie Catherine (1873-1906), Alexander John (1876-1952), Margaret Jane A. (1878-1952), Duncan Peter (1880-1884), Frederick Albert (1882-1962), Charles Robert (1884-1952), Sarah Annie (1886-1965).

In 1908 H. Brown and Sons millers from Carleton Place requested the local council for compensation ‘for the loss of a load of fire’, injury and lost time to the teamster when the bridge across the McIntyre Creek, between Perth and Innisville collapsed when his wagon load of flour was crossing it. Council issued a cheque for $150 to Mr. Brown and as this was now a county road the county paid an equal amount. Mr. Curtis, the teamster, received $236 compensation for injuries received.


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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