1821-1945 Oldest Family Farm Property –Mcllquham Genealogy

1821-1945 Oldest Family Farm Property –Mcllquham Genealogy


July 21, 1945

Believed to be a record in Lanark county, and possibly Ontario, a Drummond township farm property has remained in the possession of one family representing the fifth generation for 124 years.

At the present time the farm is owned by Rutherford Mcllquham and is one of the finest in the county. It has been in the hands of the Mcllquham family by direct succession, son to son, since the year 1821 when James Mcllquham, immigrant pioneer, chose the site from the primeval wilderness.

During the lifetime of James Mcllquham, his original roof-tree was succeeded by a larger log structure which, until four years ago, remained standing not far from the present stone home. The property was passed on to his son, James Mcllquham Jr., and from him to his son, Walter S. Mcllquham, who in turn was succeeded by one of his three sons. The present owner is one of the best known farmers of this district. He has two sons, Max and Ellis, and a daughter, Margaret representing the fifth generation.

The Mcllquhams are one of the oldest families of Lanark county and have settled in various sections. Several relatives have resided in Carleton Place and at present include Mrs. Walter Mcllquham and Clyde Mcllquham, of the Mississippi hotel, and James Mcllquham.




 - The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 May 1957, Sat  •  Page 24

 - The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Jul 1940, Mon  •  Page 15




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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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