The Tragic Life of Mary Paul–Hood’s Settlement- Mary Beth Wylie

The Tragic Life of Mary Paul–Hood’s Settlement- Mary Beth Wylie

Hi Linda

This is one of those family tragedies that was always acknowledged and remembered. Mary Paul from Hood’s Settlement

The other picture is as described- the Lanark County Counsellors 1935- my grandfather Ray Paul is lower right.

Thanks for keeping our history alive

Mary Beth Wylie

Thank you Mary Beth!! Please keep sending those family photos in!!


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My great Aunt Mary Paul  (daughter of James C Paul and Mary Stuart O’Brien) died of tuberculosis on July 20 1913 at the tender age of 18. The picture of her was taken on May 7 1913 and she passed away on July 20 1913. Despite having died decades before I was born she was always part of my life.


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The other picture is as described- the Lanark County Counsellors 1935- my grandfather Ray Paul is lower right.








Clipped from The Ottawa Journal19 Jun 1954, SatPage 14



Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune01 Dec 1913, MonPage 5


*The passengers of the Prompt remained in Perth until Sept. 30, 1820 when the government paid an installment of one third of their bonus money.  Then they set out for their new home in Lanark Village in wagons.  Near there, on a hill top overlooking the Clyde, they were deposited with their baggage and they located a short distance to the west of the present site of McDonald’s Corners.  Prominent among the original members of the community were James Martin, William Barrett, Charles Bailey, James Watson, George Brown, Thomas Easton, George Easton, Edward Conroy, Peter Shields, John Donald, John Duncan, Andrew Park, James Park, John Todd, William Jack, James Hood, Alexander Watt, and Robert Forest. read–Knox Church– McDonald’s Corners



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.

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




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Knox Church– McDonald’s Corners

T and B Cigarettes Still Spells Tuberculosis to me

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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