The McArton’s of Ramsay

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The McArton’s of Ramsay

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Photos of Almonte Bridge by Janet McArton of the 7th line of Ramsay from Marie White of Lanark County Tourism

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 09 May 1933, Tue, Page 11

 I had no idea that Janet McArton was a renowned artist but there is little written about her. If you have any information about her, please do email me. sav_77@yahoo.com

Information from Melissa Alexander from North Lanark Regional Museum

Janet McArton was one of eight children born to John McArton and Mary Ann Houston. Her birth date is a bit hard to pin down, but it seems to be around 1848 and she passed away in Ramsay on May 8, 1933. Her father, John, arrived in Canada in 1829 at 14 years of age with his parents from Glasgow, Scotland and they settled in Dalhousie Township. John then settled in Ramsay Township in the early 1840s and married Mary Ann in 1843. Mary Ann was born in Glasgow as well, and her father, Stewart Houston, was one of the pioneer settlers of Ramsay Township.

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 11 Jul 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 3

John was one of Ramsay’s oldest residents when he died at 84 years of age in 1899. He was well-respected in the community and was a justice of the peace so there’s a bit of a write up about him in the paper. They describe him as “a man of cheerful disposition and bright intellect, [possessing] a wonderful amount of general knowledge, gained through much reading, which rendered him a pleasing and instructive companion and an interesting conversationist, and his stories of incident and adventure of the early pioneer days were always of interest to his hearers. He possessed a warm and loving heart, and a genial disposition, which made him hosts of friends wherever he went.”

Janet and her older sister, Sarah, never married. After both their parents died, they moved in with their younger brother John, who had an adjoining farm. After that, there is very little information about them, except that Sarah was killed by a drunk driver in 1928 when she was leaving church.  (see Sent to Canada’s Shutter Island for the Death of Sarah McArton)

She would have been in her mid-80s at that point.”

 - Mainy Pay Tribute To Mishap Victim One Of...

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 29 Aug 1928, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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  1. John McARTON was born in 1815 in Dalhousie Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada1 and died on May 20, 1899 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada1 aged 84.
    John married Mary Ann HOUSTON, daughter of Stuart HOUSTON and Sarah KINCAID, about 1842 in , Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada. Mary was born in 1815 in Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland1 and died on November 6, 1893 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada1 aged 78.
    Children from this marriage were:

      2 F    i. Sarah E. McARTON was born on February 3, 1844 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.2
      3 M    ii. James McARTON was born in 1847 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.
      4 F    iii. Janet McARTON was born on February 5, 1848 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.3

    + 5 M    iv. Dr. Stuart McARTON was born on July 22, 1852 in Carleton Place, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada,4 died on August 3, 1903 in Paisley, Bruce Co, Ontario, Canada aged 51, and was buried in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.

    + 6 M    v. John McARTON was born on August 21, 1856 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.3
      7 F    vi. Helen McARTON was born in 1862 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.5
    Helen married Stuart HOUSTON, son of John HOUSTON and Marion Selkirk (__?__), on May 11, 1886 in Carleton Place, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.5 Stuart was born in 1863 in Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co, Ontario, Canada.

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 29 Jan 1898, Sat,
  3. Page 3

 - ' Carleljoii Pjaoe : , ' , . .(Special to the "...

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 22 May 1899, Mon,
  3. Page 3

 - The Jate John McArton, of Ramsay whose death...

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 30 May 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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  2. 29 Aug 1928, Wed,
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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 21 Jan 1938, Fri,
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 - , Mrs. John McArton CARLETON PLACE, Jan. 28....

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 26 Jan 1954, Tue,
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 - . IS RE8TIM1 WELL. CARLETON PLACE. Aug. 28....

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
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 - H. A. McArton Dies In Ottawa Hospital !...

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 09 Jan 1943, Sat,
  3. Page 4
  4.  - CRIGGAR GLENNA LOUISE (nee McArton) On...

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  1. The Chilliwack Progress,
  2. 31 Dec 1999, Fri,
  3. Page 20

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)

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The Female Artist from Carleton Place That Never Went Viral

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