Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie

Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie

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Photo from Llew Loyd The McNeely Brothers and Dot Smith

As Dorothy Smith was quoted as saying– “This is a picture of her and her for brothers . Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie”. The christening article mentions the original Oswald (which I cannot find)


One of my favourite photos this week from Myrtle I. McNeely
My husband’s brothers-David and Harold and sister, Dorothy. Missing was brother Bob and his wife Karen who are on a holiday.


“Dot” Dorothy McNeely Smith

The McNeely’s lived on the corner of Bains and George when I lived on the corner of Bains and Bell . We share some great childhood memories and still keep in touch.–Llew Lloyd

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Sarah Russo sent us these great photos for our Ossie file.. Will be posting them each day.. This is her favourite
Back Row – Osmond McNeely, Doris McNeely, Howard McNeely, Mary McNeely
Front Row – Melvin McNeely, Eileen Jackson

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Doris McNeely, Eileen Jackson, Mary McNeely

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Howard McNeely, Eddie McNeely, Osmond McNeely, Melvin McNeely

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Back Row – Mary McNeely, Osmond McNeely, Ellen Jackson, Melvin McNeely, Doris McNeely

Middle – Eddie McNeely, Howard McNeely

Front – Elsie McNeely

Please send me your family photos so we can document them– sav_77@yahoo.com



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal08 May 1959, FriPage 31

 - ' -The- : ; Thompson McNeely 1 Mr. and Mrs....

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Sep 1971, Thu,  Page 38

 - Truck Driver Kills Cattle on Highway Driving...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  14 Sep 1943, Tue,  Page 21

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.


Ray Paquette’s Memories- McNeely and the Mississippi Hotel and Doughnuts?

The McNeely Family Saga– Part 3

The McNeely Family Saga– Part 1 and 2

Howard McNeely- I Aim to Please

The “Margaret Thatcher” of Campbell Street

The Angling Adventures of John and Leonard McNeely

It’s The McNeely’s Baseball Team!

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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