The Social Comings and Goings of 1901 Clayton

The Social Comings and Goings of 1901 Clayton


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Clayton Ontario History —–Kenny Barr as a young boy, Mick Murray, Arthur Barr, Phyllis Barr with her back turned, and Granny Barr. Photo Thanks to Tony Robinson and his mom Mary Murray Robinson.



Clayton News 1901

Mx. Thos. Currie arrived home from the North-West on Monday. Mrs. Jas. Angus, of Cobden, is visiting friends in this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Stevenson and Miss A. Blair visited friends in Perth on Saturday.

Mf. J. Banning, of Arnprior, and Mrs. R. Lee, of Burk’s Falls, visited friends here for a few days this week.

Do not fail to attend the picnic under the auspices of the ladies’ aid. of the Presbyterian church on Saturday, Sept. 21st, in Mr. J. F. Drummond’s grove. A good time is expected.

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Almonte Gazette January 1901

Mr. and Mrs. John Scott and family, of South River, Ont., are spending a few days with friends here. Mr. Scott spent his boyhood days in this place.- Some twenty-five years ago he left to seek his fortune in Western Ontario, and has only visited the old home once during that period. Mr. Scott has a good position with the Massey-Harris Co., and reports business prosperous in the west.

The social event of this week in this section was the marriage on Wednesday evening, at the home of Mr. W. H. James, of that gentleman’s daughter, Miss Mary Ethel James, and Mr. Wm. J. Rothwell, of Ferguson’s Falls. Rev. J. Fairburn, L.Th., was the officiating clergyman, and about one hundred relatives and friends of the contracting parties graced the occasion with their presence. Miss N’. James, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Mr. J. Pepper, of Lanark, aided the groom through the solemn drama. The bride was attired in rich white organdie, and her* maid in, white muslin, both I presenting an appearance befitting the [ joyous celebration. The bride was given away by her father. The gifts were numerous and costly, attesting the worth, of the principals in the circles in which they move. The wedding supper was on an elaborate scale, and was much enjoyed ay the large company. Mr., and Mrs. Rothwell were escorted to Carleton Place, where they took the night train for an extended tour west, and will take in the Pan-American ere they return. The countryside is a unit in extending good wishes

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May 1901 Almonte Gazette


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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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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