Foley Almonte — Genealogy

Foley Almonte — Genealogy


About twenty businesses were in operation at and near the bustling village of Clayton in 1871, including a grist mill, a cooperage plant, Coulter’s and Gemmill’s hotels, McNeil’s tannery, the sawmills of Timothy Foley, Daniel Drummond, and William Smith ; James McClary’s planning mill, Timothy Blair’s carding mill and J. & A. Hunter’s woollen cloth factory.



Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 07 Oct 1922, Sat,
  3. Page 2


Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 08 Apr 1939, Sat,
  3. Page 23



The Sad Tale of the Foley Family–Foley, Harper, Sly, Bowes & Elliott

Foley House

May 26 1871– We regret to learn that the extensive barns, stables and sheds belonging to John Foley of Lanark were consumed by fire on Monday afternoon. The building contained a large quantity of hay, wheat and other grains, together with wagons, buggies harness, ploughs and farming implements which could not be saved. The fire originated from sparks blown from a piece of chapping which had been set on fire in order to clean up. . There was no insurance on the buildings. The dwelling house and contents were with much difficulty saved

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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.

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