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

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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