Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy

Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy






Nelson John Affleck
Birthdate: November 18, 1872 (81)
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Death: December 13, 1953 (81)
Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Lanark, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:
Son of “Black Bill” Affleck and Sarah M Affleck
Husband of Annie Penman
Father of Bill Affleck; Mary Affleck; Jean Affleck; Elizabeth Affleck; George Archibald Affleck and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Playfair Currie; R. Grant Affleck; Minnie Affleck; Jean Affleck; William Lloyd Affleck and 4 others
Half brother of Jessie Affleck and Amanda Grey Locke
Occupation: Blacksmith / garage owner


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 21 Aug 1924, Thu,
  3. Page 1



Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 24 Jan 1948, Sat,
  3. Page 5



Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 11 Jul 1949, Mon,
  3. Page 8


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 03 Jan 1957, Thu,
  3. Page 28



Words of Mary Borrowman Affleck

Need “BLOOD-LETTING’? Head on Down to the Blacksmith!

  1. The Witch of Plum Hollow and the Blacksmith

  2. The Curious World of Bill Bagg — The Gillies Blacksmith Shop

  3. Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook

  4. The Blacksmiths of Lanark County

The Story of Grace Patterson

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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