Linda’s Countdown to the Royal Wedding–May 17 –Day 6 — The Match Girl Who Danced with Prince Edward 1906

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Linda’s Countdown to the Royal Wedding–May 17 –Day 6 — The Match Girl Who Danced with Prince Edward 1906

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Author’s note- There are three things I love in life: The story of The Little Match Girl, The Secret Garden book and Royalty. Two out of three sin’t bad this morning.

 

Rowena Peyton, a descendant of John  Randolph Of  Roanoke, Va. was once a well known match seller on the streets of Atlanta. For years the former Florida Houri’s (a beautiful young woman, especially one of the virgin companions) bent figure stood on street corners, yet no one knew her secret. Newspaper clippings and letters found in her belongings spilled a secret she had kept for a lifetime. It seems in the prime of her life when she was a prominent socialite from Florida, she had once been the dancing partner of the future King Edward the Vll. (Prince of Wales)

When the Prince visited New York a spectacular ball was held for him in his honour. There were many pretty girls in attendance, but none finer than Rowena Peyton of Florida. The King asked several bystanders who she was, and while the crowd watched, the future King Edward the Vll danced the first dance with her.  For days the name of Rowena Peyton was on everyone’s lips as newspapers were full of accounts of this young lady and her father Furse Peyton and his wealth and station in Florida.

After the Civil War the Peyton family fortune was swept away, and Mrs. Peyton’s two daughters, Rowena and Rhoda came to Atlanta supposedly fatherless and penniless. Rhoda conducted a kindergarten at their home and Rowena became the breadwinner selling matches, soaps and pencils and became known as “Matches Mary”. Rhoda died  the first week of January 1906, and Rowena died of pneumonia a few weeks later.

 

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  1. Bolivar Bulletin,
  2. 18 May 1888, Fri,
  3. Page 1

 - NOTICE TO DEBTORS PEBTOI1S DEBTORS PEBTOI1S AND...

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 21 Mar 1906, Wed,
  3. Page 15

 

The sisters lived frugally and became well-to do by references in many newspaper clippings. Heartbroken over the death of her sister, Rhoda, Rowena lay sick in the little home at 187 Luckie Street  in Atlanta, Georgia likely wishing to join her sister.

On the 30th of January 1906 she closed her eyes in death and would be buried in the family grave in South Carolina next to her sister. Newspapers were not only writing about Rowena’s story about dancing with King Edward, but also of an illicit love affair which for her own reasons had remained silent most of her life. Her reward to peace finally come back to her when the portals of death closed on her in January 1906 at the age of 76.

 

 - JEOROlA. JEOROlA JEOROlA. JEOROlA FULTON FIt.ON...

 

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 08 Feb 1906, Thu,
  3. Page 10

 

But was the story true in its entirety or just parts? Read below and remember the Civil War. Some newspapers said,”well the stories come from Atlanta!”

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  1. The Ocala Banner,
  2. 26 Jan 1906, Fri,
  3. Page 11

 

 

                                  Lanark County

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Perth

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Not invited to the royal wedding? Well- “Pinky Up” and get your finery and fascinator ready!–You can still celebrate– as you are cordially invited to a High Tea – Royal Wedding style! Saturday, May 19th 3 pm! CrossroadsTea Room from Perth will be serving the best in dainties and Champagne is Included!

Prizes for Best Fascinator & Outfit–

Where? Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa
Get your tickets fast at The Crossroads Tearoom– You know they will be sold out quickly!

40 Gore Street East, Perth, ON, Canada

613-267-2152
crossroadstearoom@gmail.com

 

                    Carleton Place

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Under Pressure Coffee House in the Carleton Place Mews is celebrating love.
To Celebrate the Royal Wedding we will be serving up some special treats on Saturday 🙂
Victoria Sponge, Fruit Trifle & New Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake!
37 Lansdowne Avenue
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C3S9

                           Almonte

 

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Join the Hub for the Royal Wedding on May 19 click here

 

You are invited to the Live Screening of the Wedding of
His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales to Ms. Meghan Markle at the Almonte Civitan Hall.
6 AM for light refreshments
7 AM Ceremony start time
Followed by an English Breakfast and a very special Wedding Cake

MORNING WEDDING ATTIRE ENCOURAGED!

Join us for what is expected to be one of the most watched world wide events. A big screen will be set up to watch the Wedding unfold, followed by a delicious breakfast and wedding cake!
We have 20 Golden Tickets for those interested in the baking challenge and are first come first serve. Golden Cake ticket holders are asked to bake and decorate a wedding cake or dessert ( to serve 8 people).
Cakes will be on display and all attendees will have 1 vote for their favorite cake. Bragging rights and prize for the winner!

We invite you to extend your best wishes to the happy couple by bringing a card, which will be passed on to them. In lieu of gifts for the Royal Couple, and to honour their extensive charitable work, we invite you to donate to The Hub Building Fund.

Tickets are $25.00
For more info and to purchase your tickets, please call Julia Thomas at 613-256-2116, or email info@thehubalmonte.com.

OR

Tickets can be bought at Blackbirds and Gilligalou Birds in Almonte.

Proudly sponsored by THE HUB and Prior Engagements, Party & Event Rentals

 

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Get ready for the Royal Wedding and make your own Fascinator! Two workshops coming up – April 25th and May 2nd. You too could look amazing with this addition to your wardrobe! Info under a separate event for The Hub! Book your spot today!

 

 

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Dressed in their finery and enjoying their tea and cupcakes, from left: Carleton Place residents Linda Seccaspina, Laurie Graham and Jennifer Irwin. – Tara Gesner/METROLAND

Queen Elizabeth II honoured with tea party (2015) click here.

 

 

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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 and The Tales of Almonte

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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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