Donated to the Lanark & District Museum by Dr. Harold Cumming, Kingston August 2002.
This gavel was donated by Dr. Harold Cumming Kingston, Ontario believed to be the Great Great Grandson of the late Granny Cumming of Watson’s Corners. This gavel was given to him by iconic Mr. Frank Moon of Carleton Place who when visiting his daughter in Kingston fell ill with pneumonia and was treated by Mr. Cumming.
By way of returning a kindness Mr.Moon sent him this gavel. A visit by Dr. Cumming to Carleton Place revealed Mr. Moon’s workshop filled with tools which most he had made himself. He would fashion a candlestick from cherry wood until he had it to his satisfaction and then turn it into a replica in brass. He also had a gadget hooked to his dining room table which turned out to be a knitting machine. He would turn a handle and crank out a pair of socks quickly. Upon Mr. Moon’s death a gentleman from Peterborough purchased everything and moved it there where he operates a small business.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 21 Jul 1959, Tue, Page 20
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 19 Jul 1946, Fri, Page 10
Perth Courier, July 17, 1896
Mrs. Cummings, an aged resident of Watson’s Corners who has been ailing for about three years, died on Monday the funeral taking place at 3:00 to Watson’s Corners’ Cemetery. Era.
Birth: unknown, Scotland
Death: Jul. 13, 1896
age 82 yrs. Wife of Peter Cumming-Native of Kirkfield Bank, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Peter Cumming (____ – 1865)*
Elizabeth Anderson Cumming Storie (1841 – 1920)*
John Cumming (1845 – 1909)*
Saint Andrew’s Cemetery
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The Magical World of Mr. Moon by David Robertson
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