A Tragedy of the Times– Not for the Faint of Heart — Lila Pickering

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A Tragedy of the Times– Not for the Faint of Heart — Lila Pickering

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  15 Feb 1935, Fri,  Page 1

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  01 Mar 1935, Fri,  Page 1

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  01 Mar 1935, Fri,  Page 13

 

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Mar 1935, Thu,  Page 24

 

Author’s Note–There was no other mention of the case in the newspaper archives and no other mention of what happened to Dr. Hobson of Perth. I could not find Lila’s death notice or grave marker. Another tragedy lost in the dust and this one paragraph said it all to me.

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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.

 

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Friday October the 13th– 6:30.. meet in front of the old Leland Hotel on Bridge Street in Carleton Place (Scott Reid’s office) and enjoy a one hour walk with stories of murder mayhem and BOO!.. Some tales might not be appropriate for young ears. FREE!!

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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