When Things Come 360 –The First Automobile Fatality in Carleton Place– Torrance, Burgess, and Names Names

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When Things Come 360 –The First Automobile Fatality in Carleton Place– Torrance, Burgess, and Names Names

About a year ago I wrote When was the First Car Fatality in Carleton Place? 

I never thought much about it and knew that in 1906 the first car fatality in Carleton Place occurred when Samuel A. Torrance’s automobile collided with a locomotive at the railway station crossing.  One of his passengers was killed.

Then yesterday I found the article about the accident as I was looking for something else.

 

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“Mr. W Snedden whose hotel was just at the crossing” Snedden Hotel and the Grand Central Hotel in the background.

photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Edwards store

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  04 Sep 1906, Tue,  Page 1

 

 

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 (USA)

 

 

relatedreading

 When was the First Car Fatality in Carleton Place?

Did You Know we Once Had a Grand Hotel? The Grand Central Hotel

Rollin’ Down the Mississippi River —- Tunes and Cars of Carleton Place 1971

Remembering the Carleton Place CPR Gardensunnamed (1)

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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