The Henry Family — Rachel McRae

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The Henry Family — Rachel McRae

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From Rachel McRae

A great picture of my family, left to right: Jim Henry, my great grandpa Jack Henry (brothers), my grandma Laurabell Burns Henry, my grandpa David Henry in the back, my great grandma Maggie James Henry, my great aunt Marion McDiarmid Henry and my great uncle Arnold Henry

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And this is Liz Thom and Ephraim Henry with their son William James, who is uncle Jim in the first photo I sent you. Ephraim died a young man, and his wife Liz had something along the lines of a stroke, so Jim and Jack had to farm and work as very young men to survive, without a father. They used to clear fields, build fences, farm, and they hauled gravel out of the quarry to help build roads. They bought the farm we live on now, which was owned by the Prices, who had no children, and moved down to milk cows. Jim never married, Jack married Maggie James from Hopetown, they had two sons, and I am going to be the 4th generation to farm on the property they bought. My sisters and I are the 6th generation of Henry’s on quarry road.

Thanks Rachel- we really appreciate it.

where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

 

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Genealogy of Florence May McIlquham –“Edwards Estate Scam”

The Lea Family of Almonte — Genealogy Snippets

Did You Know the History of the Frog and the Mug? Tippins Genealogy

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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