Thanks to Nancy-Johnnie Baldwin she has sent us these treasures about the Chalmers family in Smiths Falls.
Here is my Grandmothers family……………Parents….Simon Chalmers born April 20,1833 died Dec 27, 1907
Mary (Foster) Chalmers born July 9, 1834 died Jan 10, 1910
Married ….Smiths Falls Ontario Dec 28 , 1859
Children…….William born March 11,1861……Twin
Foster born March 11,1861 died Dec 19, 1931
James born April 19,1863 died March 2, 1939
Margaret born Nov 25,1864
Thomas born Oct 5, 1867 died Jan 5 1883………Three children in the family died around this time in 1883
Agnes born Oct 11, 1869 died April 9 1883
Christopher born Dec 23, 1871
Addie Marie born March 5,1874 died Feb 11, 1965
Mary born Sept 13,1876 died Jan 4 1883……..This is the girl that received The Band of Hope Review from her teacher WE Storey for 1st prise in Dec 1882
Then she passed away the next month
First part of this is on the inside of the Band of Hope Review given to my Grandmothers Sister Mary Chalmers by her teacher .
Picture one says Aunt Lonie and Uncle Charlie………(2) Mary,George,Helen and Gordon Chalmers 1906 (3,4) ?? (5) Margaret Edwards…my grandmothers cousin…..(6.7.8) ? (9) women and boy says Nettie Hall and son Lawry or could be Larry
We have a lot of pictures of Aunt Lonie……she might be originally from Smiths Falls…..but she ended up in Nova Scotia after her husband passed in the states….so not sure if she came from here and went to the states or Smith Falls have some letters where my Grandmother went there to be with her when he passed and took her home to NS…
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 23 Oct 1937, Sat, Page 8
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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.