Remembering Maggie Graham Lanark County

Remembering Maggie Graham Lanark County



Photo from the Canadian and Gazette files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Everyone matters in the past and this is why we are doing this, so in years to come their faces don’t become nameless. It was was with great pleasure that we could document Maggie Graham Arthur today thanks to Penny Trafford

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston- I knew the lady in the middle as Vera Patent.

Penny Trafford Maggie (Graham) Arthur on the left. I think the woman in the middle might be Vera Splane

Penny Trafford  Yes, you are right. Vera Patten and for some reason I think she might have been Vic Splane’s sister.

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston I think she was related to Pansy Splane somehow.


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Penny Trafford  This grade one reader belonged to Maggie Graham. Maggie was the Great Grandmother of my two girls. She gifted this grade one reader to my eldest daughter Angie when Angie was six years old in grade one. 

More folks not lost in Lanark County for future family genealogists-Thanks ladies!!


Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ 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.



Beverley and Doug Wylie Photos

Family Photos– Mississippi Lake– Darlene Page

Edwards Genealogy– Family Photo Album

Photos of Austin Bain Gillies— Gillies Family Genealogy

Barnes Buchanans and McCarten Family Photos–Doug B. McCarten

Family Photos of Arthur Williard Toop & James Henry Martin

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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