The Oldest Woman in Carleton Place


*Rossie Doyle from Carleton Place was just a little over 100 when she died- here is another woman who lived longer than most of us ever will.


Mrs. A. Watchorn

Observes Her 104th Birthday

Carleton Place, Dec 18. – (Special) – Mrs. Abraham Watchorn, the former Mary Ann Seale of Morin Heights, Que., celebrates her 104th birthday today. Mrs. Watchorn will be honored at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cresswell, Town Line, Carleton Place. Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Watchorn is remarkably alert and clear thinking. Besides the Cresswells, her family includes Mrs. A. E. Collings of Carleton Place; Rev. W. J. Watchorn of Syracuse; Ralph Watchorn of Pembroke; Frank Watchorn of Cremona, Alta., and B. W. Watchorn of Toronto.


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The Ottawa Journal22 Jan 1957, TuePage 11







The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Dec 1952, Mon  •  Page 2



Edmonton Journal
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
24 Dec 1955, Sat  •  Page 3



 - 0. 8 Carleton Place Lady Celebrates With...

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 18 Dec 1956, Tue,
  3. Page 26


The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Dec 1952, Thu  •  Page 14







More Memories of Rossie Doyle

So What Happens When You Turn 100 in Carleton Place?

If You’re Young at Heart – Rossie Moore Doyle of Carleton Place Turns 100

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

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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