Tragedy of the 60s — Cole Family Fire

Tragedy of the 60s — Cole Family Fire



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal05 May 1965, WedPage 5

No one likes sad or controversial times of the past but they did occur and we should not forget them ever. This is a reminder of things we should not allow to happen again.



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal05 May 1965, WedPage 5vnvnv




Clipped from The Ottawa Journal13 May 1965, ThuPage 21


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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. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.




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The Almonte Fire of 1909


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.

6 responses »

  1. My grandmother, Effie Robertson and her second husband Cliff, were living at 202 Augusta Street, around the corner from this fire, which happened at the corner of Norton and Teskey Streets (their house was at the corner of Augusta and Norton). I don’t envy her cousin, Murray Comba’s, job handling the funeral arrangements either (Murray’s grandmother Jane Dunlop Comba and my great-grandfather William G. Dunlop were actually first cousins).


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