Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 15 Apr 1975, Tue, Page 63
I spend a good deal of the day researching newspaper archives and today I found this. In 19745, 42 years ago, they predicted the death of farms. Here is is 8 years away– what are your comments?
This old farm became a very large solar farm by next spring and these buildings no longer existed in 2013. 😦
Got a message this morning from Mary Hurdis.
The solar windowed item is next door now and this farm was almost directly across from the Thompsons, which was called Lloyd. The post office was operated by the Thompsons and their son Lloyd died and that’s where the name came from. The Lloyd Post Office. The last family to live at this house were the Giles family of six children..Elmer lives on Wolfgrove rd., Jerald C. P.,Marion, Edna,Leslie, also of CP, Doris.
Donna Sweeney Lowry
Hi Linda, I am questioning the pictures of an old farm house which have been identified as a Giles home situated across from Thompsons on the 12th line of Lanark. The pictures are with an article called Death of Farms seen by 2025, dated April 15, 1975. My mom, Lillian Giles (married Earl Sweeney from Marble Bluff) grew up on the 12th line across from Thompson’s. Her brother Milton, lived there until he and Aunt Jean(Lalonde) moved to Carleton Place with their daughter Marion. I do not believe the old house in the pictures is the house where Enoch and Annie (Moulton) Giles lived and raised their family. Before Enoch and Annie’s house was torn down, Gerald Tennant, who also lives on the 121th line and is an avid historian, snapped a picture of it and dropped it in our mailbox with a note telling me that my Mom’s childhood house was being demolished. Right now of course I can not put my hands on that darn pic. However from visiting Uncle Milton, I remember the old house being further out of the ground. You had to go up several steps to enter the house. And the laneway came right up past the southeast side of the house not the north west side. I will keep trying find pictures of the Giles house.
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