Thurlow and Lavant Clippings

Thurlow and Lavant Clippings





Hugh THURLOW arrived at Lavant Twp. with his wife, Ann CHRISTLOW, and young family in 1856 from Westport, North Crosby Twp., Leeds Co. His farmstead was located on Lot 11, Concession 3, of Lavant Twp, and contained two hundred acres. Hugh was the son of George THURLOW and Mary BALLANTYNE of Westport. Hugh was born about 1828. Hugh was a Farmer and Yeoman. Hugh’s first wife, Ann, was born about 1829 in Scotland. They married at Westport on 22 Dec 1847. Their first 4 children were born at Westport. They had another 7 children born at Lavant Twp. Ann died some time between 1871 and 1874.

Hugh married secondly to Jane McINNESS, daughter of Edward McINNESS and Janet BAIRD , on 16 Jun 1874 at Middleville. Jane was born about 1849 in Lanark Twp. Hugh and Jane had 5 children together, all born at Lavant Twp.. Jane died between 1881 and 1886.

Hugh married a third time to the widow Mrs. Caroline VICE (or VOICE), daughter of Israel and Isabella BOLTON, on 8 Oct 1886 at Lavant. Caroline was born 22 Sep 1846 at Carlton Place. Together, Hugh and Caroline had two more children. Caroline had at least 3 more children from her previous marriage.

Hugh died at the age of 65 of heart failure on 20 Jun 1892 at Lavant Twp.. He was buried on his farm. After Hugh’s death his farm and land in Lavant was sold
off and the proceeds distribute to Caroline and his children. Hugh was the father of 17 children all but two of whom survived to adult hood. Most of
Hugh’s children by his first marriage moved to Michigan where many their descendants still live today. Other descendants remain today in the eastern
Ontario region.

William Thurlow

Birthplace: Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death: August 19, 1936 (75)
Saginaw County, Michigan, United States
Place of Burial: Midland, Midland County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family: Son of Hugh Knatchbull Thurlow and Anna Thurlow
Husband of Mary Thurlow
Father of Glenn ThurlowMatilda Jane ThurlowHerbert Gleason ThurlowColeman Milton Thurlow and James Arthur Thurlow
Brother of George Edward Arthur ThurlowMary Jane SmithMargaret ClossElizabeth ClossSamuel Thurlow and 4 others
Half brother of Janet B. GarrettArchibald Edwin ThurlowMary Jane StranahanFlorence May ThayerHugh Edward Thurlowand 2 others




Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 30 May 1955, Mon,
  3. Page 4



Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Tue, Nov 16, 1880 · Page 1
Died in the Asylum—Mrs. Sarah Horn, wife of Mr. James Horn of Lavant Township, died at Kingston at the asylum on the 13th inst., where she had been taken a few months ago.

Perth Courier, Feb. 23, 1877


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 30 Jun 1956, Sat,
  3. Page 5


Lavant Township consists mostly of swamps. It was slow in populating and in 1842 the population was only 40 people.

Flower Station:
Was a postal station in the 1880s. Gilbert White was the postmaster and also general merchant.
Is a village in the southern portion of Lavant Township. In the Historical Atlas for Lanark County, it is marked Lavant PO.
Clyde Forks:
In the Historical Atlas for Lanark County, there is Ochil PO which was near Clyde Forks.





The History of S.S.#3 Lavant Clyde Forks

  1. S.S. #2 Lavant Robertson’s Lake

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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.

2 responses »

  1. Linda you’ve done it again !! Another branch of my family ! Hugh thurlow was my fifth uncle… ( Mary Ballantyne and George thurlow being my grandparents ) And Jane Mcinnes , his second wife, was also my aunt through marriage to him, BUT also on the Mcinnes side of my family !!! This is awesome . Thanks so much for making my day

    Sent from my iPad



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