George Gomme — Clippings

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George Gomme — Clippings

 

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George Gomme came to this area from the UK when he was barely 10 years old. He didn’t have any choice he told everyone as he was a foster child. He went to school here and then on to Queen’s University. After all that education all he could get for a job was 20 bucks a month working for a farmer. So he took a chance in the lumbering business and when he married he teamed up with his father in law and formed a partnership in a retail lumbering business. After his father in law died he continued the business with his wife and son until he changed his residence to the Royal York Hotel and was a provincial member for Lanark and the provincial minister of highways. Three generations of the Gomme family were mayor of Almonte. Mr Gomme, his son and his wife’s father.

 

 

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 - The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 May 1959, Fri  •  Page 4

 

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 - The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 Apr 1957, Tue  •  Page 20

 - The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Mar 1938, Sat  •  Page 18

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 - he Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Jun 2017, Thu  •  Page 24

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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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