Chalmers Family Genealogy- Smiths Falls Nancy-Johnnie Baldwin

Chalmers Family Genealogy- Smiths Falls Nancy-Johnnie Baldwin

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Thanks to Nancy-Johnnie Baldwin she has sent us these treasures about the Chalmers family in Smiths Falls.


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First part of this is on the inside of the Band of Hope Review  given to my Grandmothers Sister Mary Chalmers by her teacher .

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I have over a hundred others with no names😔seems they were all taken in the states…old old pics….some tin .. my Grandmother Addie went to nursing school in Mass… I sent her  Grad pic and her wedding pic…
I am looking at the back of some of them there are postage stamps with lines drawn through them 2 cent stamps with George Washington’s pics.

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…



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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  23 Oct 1937, Sat,  Page 8



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.



Francis Frost Smiths Falls Canada 1895 -1896

Sam of the Russell Hotel in Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls in 1955–3,031 Telephones!!

Clippings of the Saunders Brothers Shoe Scandal in Smiths Falls–Local Politician Runs Amuck!

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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