Lanark County 1857 Clippings – Body Counts and Disappointment.


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Sept 1857 Buy lots in Renfrew as it is soon to separate from Lanark County and Renfrew might become the county town!

Clipped from

  1. The Gazette,
  2. 21 Sep 1857, Mon,
  3. Page 2



George Easton (1830-39) who emigrated in 1820 from Scotland was part of a scheme to settle weavers in what would become Lanark County. He was a crusty pioneer struggling with his conscience. He was lonesome for his homeland, unhappy with teaching the local children and busy clearing more stony land for farming.  It was said he often cried out the words: “Disappointment! Disappointment!! Disappointment!!” 

Charles Thomas of the Bathurst District (1850-52)  Charlie, a former employee of the Hudson Bay Company, operated a stopping place on the Bonnechere River providing overnight accommodation for guests passing through, primarily lumbermen. His mother was of Cree heritage and Charlie had close ties with the local Algonquin population who helped him clear land and trade fur. He struggled to secure reliable sources of food for his guests, fodder for their livestock and medicines for the local population. Severe winter weather added to his worries as horses fall through the ice and timber rafts crash upon the rocks on Golden Lake.



 - weather ; harvest late this year- ! - 1 County...

 - Frightened jct or ins Skis. A young man went...

Clipped from

  1. The Gazette,
  2. 14 Jul 1857, Tue,
  3. Page 2


The Settlers Body List

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Clipped from

  1. The Gazette,
  2. 06 Jul 1857, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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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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