Women in Peril– Betrayed by Heartless Scoundrels 1882
The Home for Friendless Women
Laundry Babies – Black Market Baby BMH 5-7-66
Embroidery of the Insane?
Women in Peril 1868 — Mathilda Routh
Did You Know About the House of Industry?
The Very Sad Tale of Hessie Churchill
All the Single Ladies?
I’m Every Woman?
*London: Daily Advertiser 1874, 1880-1885
Hilton Beach history
The Village of Marksville (now Hilton Beach) had its origins in the 1850’s when a wharf was first built. In 1856 Alexander Trainor took up land, and by the 1860’s, fourteen families had also settled in the vicinity. Only the following remain: Rousseau, Trainor, Gordon, Bishop, and Desjardines.
One of the most prominent settlers at this site was John Marks. He came from Bruce Mines to establish a dock at the Sailors Encampment. In 1872, Marks decided to move again. In the area that was to become Hilton Beach, he opened a store and operated a wood dock. Six years later he opened the first post office under the name of Marksville, with himself as postmaster. In the year previous to that, 1877, a school had been established, and in 1881, St. John’s Anglican Church was erected. The main street running through Hilton Beach, Marks Street, was named after John Marks.
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