Mrs Crigger’s House in Ashton?

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These photos are from Google Earth. I never seem to get away from the computer long enough to take pictures.

Looking for any information on this woman and house so we can document it. Please leave comments or email me at sav_77@yahoo.com.

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Ashton Winter Carnival– late 70s- Donna Farrell right- Mrs. T. Crigger (Ashton) middle

 

 

 

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Faye Campbell–
Mrs. Crigger turned 100 last year and remained in her home until a few months ago… Her daughter Marion Jones who lives on the Dwyer Hill Road has been helping her maintain her home. Mrs. Crigger belongs to the ladies Orange Lodge out of Munster. She belongs to the Ashton United Church and has been very active in the church, as well as being a member or our United Church Women’s group. She is now in Fairview Manor in Almonte.
 
 
 
Debbie Casey-Jones
The house belongs to Thelma Crigger she celebrated her 100th birthday last October. She raised her children there. She is a grandmother, a great grandma and a great great grandmother. I am the wife of one of her grandsons.
 
 
 

Thanks.. and now for your Ashton enjoyment…

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Feb 1897, Wed,  Page 2

 

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.

 

 

relatedreading

 

The Ashton Hotel– Questions Questions Flemmings and McFarlanes

McFarlanes –Stewart’s Fire– and Other Things in Ashton

Somewhere in Ashton-The Ashton Curmudgeon

The Ashton Funeral to end all Funerals

Did Anyone Ever Have Fun in Ashton? Ashton 101

Did Anyone Have Fun in Ashton? Part 2- The Fleming House

 

 

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Photo from Larry Clark

Her son Gordon and I were good friends growing up and later spent times at each others houses (his in Winnipeg).There were 3 boys, Ellard is deceased; Harold out west somewhere. I just reestablished contact with Gordon when I realized it had been almost 20 years since we were in touch-Thelma other than she put up with our shenanigans. She liked to garden and spent quality time there. Spring was an important time as she planted several very long rows of Gladioli (perhaps for the church) and of course veggies…..

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. Hi Linda! Hope you are getting better. Mrs. Crigger turned 100 last year and remained in her home until a few months ago… Her daughter Marion Jones who lives on the Dwyer Hill Road has been helping her maintain her home. Mrs. Crigger belongs to the ladies Orange Lodge out of Munster. She belongs to the Ashton United Church and has been very active in the church, as well as being a member or our United Church Women’s group. She is now in Fairview Manor in Almonte. I hope this info helps you out and just email me if you need more info Faye Campbell

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