McIntosh Clan 100 Strong Holds Picnic at Family Homestead 1953

McIntosh Clan 100 Strong Holds Picnic at Family Homestead 1953




August 1953–Clayton

The McIntosh clan picnic was held on Monday a t the McIntosh homestead, a very beautiful spot. A great deal of planning and work was done to make the event
such a success. Tables were arranged on the lawn and adorned with beautiful flowers and laden with food.

Following a bountiful dinner, the president, David McIntosh, called the gathering to order. Mr. James W. McIntosh, chief of the clan, gave a very brief talk, after
which the minutes were read by Mrs. Ian Gollan of Kingston, and the treasurer’s report was given by M rs. Wm. McEwen of Kingston. After that, Mr. Harry McIntosh of
P erth was called on to make a presentation to Joyce and Joan, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McIntosh of Innisville.

He also presided for the election of officers which resulted as follows: Chief, Mr. Jas. W. McIntosh; President, Mr. Maynard McIntosh; Vice-president, Mr. Gordon McIntosh;
Secretary, Mrs. Ian Gollan, Kingston; Treasurer, M rs. Wm. McEwen, Kingston; P ro perty committee, Messrs. Daniel C urrie

David Lorimer, Charles Pretty and David McIntosh; Refreshments, Mrs. Percy B arr, M rs. Donald W. McIntosh, Mrs. E rvin G ibson, Mrs. Mervyn Roberts^ M rs.. C harles P re tty and Mrs. Gordon: McIntosh;: Sports, I Messrs. W m . McIntosh, Wm. McEwen, Percy Barr, Mrs.) W. Lorimer and Mrs. A . Hill.

During the afternoon, races and a ball game were enjoyed. A generous collection was received and again the tables were filled with good things to eat, after which all left for their homes, having enjoyed the afternoon. The weather was ideal for a gathering such as this and friends were present from a great distance. All hope to be back next year. Over one hundred were present and a great many names, added to the clan roll.





Samuel Reid and John McIntosh opened a small woollen factory in 1854 on the former site of the Boyce fulling mill.  James Rosamond, who lived until 1894, gave the management of his growing business in 1862 to his sons Bennett and William, who doubled its plant capacity and in 1866 admitted George Stephen, Montreal woollen manufacturer, as a partner.  He became Baron Mount Stephen, president of the Bank of Montreal and first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.–Howard Morton Brown

Almonte Couple Observe Wedding Anniversary

On May 1st, 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Harry McIntosh of Almonte marked the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary. They were married at ‘Rosedale’, home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Robertson of Union Hall, by Rev. Ferguson Miller, on May 1st. 1907. The bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Leishman of Clarendon, while the groom was assisted by Mr. Roy Robertson, brother of the bride. Their family consisting of two sons and two daughters were; Morley E., now of Perth, Helena (Mrs. J. M. Roberts) of Lanark, Margaret (Mrs. L. N. Duval) of Skaneateles, New York, and Gordon, who died in infancy. On April 29th to mark the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary, a family dinner was held at the Legion Hall, in Lanark. Present also on the occasion were the brides-maid and groomsman of 60 years ago, and Mrs. Mary McIntosh, sister-in-law of the couple. All of their children, two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren joined together in bringing them good wishes. On the following two days friends and relatives called at the McIntosh home in Almonte to join in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Mclntosh on this auspicious occasion. Telegrams of congratulations and good wishes were received from Her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Ministers of Canada, and Ontario, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Robertson of Salmon Arm, B.C., and other relatives from a distance. Also a framed certificate from the Provincial Secretary was, personally delivered by Mr. Geo Gomme, M.P.P. for Lanark. On Friday last, Mr. McIntosh underwent surgery in Almonte Hospital. Friends will be happy to know that he is since making a satisfactory recovery.


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mid 1800s

John m. Ellen Jane Wilson d/o Hugh & Mary Pollard b. 1844. May have lived in Beckwith.

McIntosh 1834 Does anyone know where in Lanark County, John McIntosh (MacIntosh/MacKintosh) is buried? He died there in 1834, husband of Janet Murray, father of Robert and John McIntosh.
Answer: Pontiac County, Quebec. 05/18/2004.

McIntosh 1806+ Duncan McIntosh born 1806 in Scotland ; married (1) Martha Galbraith 10 August 1837 ; (2) Isabella Gillies 1857 or 1858.  Father of Martha 1838 who married Alexander Gouldie (Foam Lake, Saskatchewan); Maxwell 1841 who married Henry Buffam (Renfrew); Donald McIntosh who married Margaret Sinnett (Minden & New Liskeard); Isabella Haggart McIntosh 1851 who married  (1) James Coutts and (2) James Morrison (Oliver’s Ferry); James Gillies McIntosh 1858 who married Margaret Ann Drynan (Carleton Place); Duncan Gillies McIntosh 1858 (died before 1864); Elizabeth 1862 who married James Latimer (Carleton Place); and Dr. Duncan Haggart McIntosh 1864 married (1) Maggie McCallum and (2) Rachel Stephenson (Carleton Place).  We are descended from son Donald.  Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can help us with Duncan ’s other descendants.

Clan McIntosh Guest Book and Genealogy Forum–CLICK HERE




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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.


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 andScreamin’ Mamas (US

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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