All photos by squeakyc
Read the story here:The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden–The 1878 notice is for the drowning of Alexander M. Gillies 21 and Peter Peden 22 who drowned on September 17th while duck hunting at night near Black Point in the lower Mississippi Lake.
Funeral notices and newspaper clippings of the Gillies family from Carleton Place. They date from 1878 to 1935.
The others all relate to other members of the Gillies family. Notices are for Mary C. Gillies, James Gillies, William Gillies, John Gillies, Eleanor Ackland wife of the late James Gillies, Ellen Gillies, Miss Christina Gillies, George Henry Gillies, Edna Mary Gillies and others.
They were a very prominent and important family in the Carleton Place area and were heavily involved in the lumber business, leaders in industrial growth and politics. This is a great piece of Lanark history and am sad to say it was being sold to the general public on EBay. The group lot never sold so I just wrote an email to the seller so hopefully I can get ahold of this and save it.
UPDATE– This is now been rescued and I should be getting it in a few days.. I had historical nightmares about this.
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)