Whippet– Whippet Good! What Happened to Arthur Milton Gunter?



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In 1930 a warrant was handed out for the arrest of Arthur Miller Gunter who seemed to have stolen a 1930 Whippet Coupe in Perth.  I posted the notice above on the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page and some wanted to know what happened to dear old Gunter.

I tried to find information in the Almonte Gazette but the issues were missing, so I finally found some tidbits in the Ottawa Journal. In March 29 of 1931, Arthur Miller Gunter was finally found. Where was he found? Well it seems Mr. Gunter, who was really William Henry Anderson, of no fixed address, was finally arrested in Iroquois.



Jack O’Neils stolen car from Perth had actually been found in Montreal by Chief of Police Gilhuly himself in 1930.  After what sounds like an exhaustive search, Gilhuly found William Henry Anderson, aka Gunter, working ( or maybe just hanging out) near Iroquois in March of 1931 .

Quicker than you can say “whippet coupe” Gilhuly hauled him Gunter/Anderson to the Cornwall jail. The last thing I found mentioned was that was Magistrate J. S. L. McNeely was going to hear his case in a few days. So again, all this comes 360 back to Lanark County as Priscilla McNeely from 410 Franktown Road  in Carleton  Place was Magistrate J.S. L McNeely’s sister. Small world isn’t it?

Related reading:

So Who Lived at 410 Franktown Road?

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

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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