Bassett Bridge Farm, Ramsay Township
September 12 1940–Almonte Gazette
The stone residence located on Mr. Allan Duncan’s farm, 11th line of Ramsay, about one-and-a-half miles from Almonte, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening. This property was originally known as the (John) Ryan homestead. Duncan spent the afternoon at the N.L.A.S. fair where he was a successful exhibitor.
On returning in the evening he commenced his chores and also started the gasoline engine which was used to pump water. The engine was housed in a building adjoining the main dwelling. When Mr. Duncan came from the barn, the kitchen and sheds were ablaze.
Fire Chief Harry Houston was called about 7 p.m. and with four firemen went to the scene. They found that there was no water supply available and nothing could be done to save the house. The firemen stayed for some time in case the barns should catch fire but they were saved by the direction the wind was blowing.
Mr. Duncan lost a small quantity of household goods, some clothing and a new set of harness valued at $90. The total loss was estimated at $5,500 partly covered with insurance. Almonte Fair nights have been unlucky for the Duncan family. Thirty five years ago, Mr. Allan Duncan’s father, Mr. Ed. Duncan, lost his barn by fire on the night of Almonte Fair and 16 years ago by a strange coincidence he again lost his barn also on a fair night.
|Death:||Oct. 31, 1949
The Almonte Gazette
Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Thursday, November 3, 1949, p. 4
ALLAN M. DUNCAN
Following six month’s critical illness, Allan M. Duncan passed away at his home on the 11th line of Ramsay Township on Monday, October 31, in his 41st year.
Auld Kirk Cemetery
Lanark County, Ont.
Duncan Edmund 82 1 O 11 10
Duncan Alex. S. 83 1 O 10 11
Duncan Wm. J. 84 1 O 11 9
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