Ingram Scott Pakenham

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According to a lady who was a granddaughter of Ingram Scott, one of the pioneers of the Pakenham district, one of Mr. Scott’s daughters, used to tell about the early days in the log school house near Pakenham. The school master was  one who believed that to spare the rod was to ruin the child.

If an offence was committed in the school room and he could not find the guilty pupil it was his practise to make the whole crowd sit along two benches both girls and boys and whack them soundly over the legs with a hickory stick as he passed up and down the line.

In explanation of this proceeding he said he was bound to inflict punishment on the actual culprit. This above information came to the Almonte Gazette from a lady who lives in Perth. The lady sent to the Gazette a certificate which her grandfather Ingram Scott had received from Sheriff Thompson of Perth that he had served on the grand jury there in 1860.

In commenting on this the Gazette wrote:  “Lived over 100 ” The certificate from Sheriff Thompson looks like the receipt has been filled in with the quill pen that did service long ago.

It would be interesting to know how Mr. Scott got to Perth from Pakenham in December, 1860. He probably, went on horseback or walked. In, connection with Sheriff Thompson it is rather interesting to recall that he lived to be over 100 years old.

At the last he was quite blind and deaf and was walking on the arm of his daughter. A son William Thompson, was deputy sheriff for a long time, and died only a few years ago. Ingram Scott was a grandfather of William and Harry Scott of Pakenham, and of Mrs. James Gillan, of Kinburn. He was one of the pioneers of Pakenham Township, and was a neighbor of Charles Dunlop, grandfather of George L. Comba of Almonte. These two gentlemen were fine citizens of the community in their day and had much to do with the beginning of educational facilities in the district where they lived.

Prominent Merchant of Pakenham Expired After Opening Up For The Day

Clippings of Scott’s General Store

R Scott & Son Pakenham Gents Furnishing Dept.

Pakenham 1953

 

Photos of Early Pakenham

Needham Notations Pakenham Genealogy

The Pakenham Brush Fire of July 1939

The Pakenham Fire of June 1939 –Names Names Names

Mayne Store–Memories of the Pakenham Fire 1940

  1. The Pakenham Fire of 1940

  2. July 8, 1940 Fire at the Mayne Store Pakenham

  3. Dickson Hall Fire Pakenham-H. H. Dickson

  4. Fire at Pakenham Woollen Factory with Town Directory

The Lavant Station Fire 1939

 

 

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  1. Thank you for the pictures of Pakenham. I was born in the little white house right beside the mill (across the bridge) in 1937. My surname was Singard. At that time I believe the Wilsons lived in the next home. I can still hear the rapids in my mind after all these years. I love your postings and open them first when I sit down at my computer. Thank you again, Rose Singard Yuke from Hanover, Ontario.

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      According to a lady who was a granddaughter of Ingram Scott, one of the pioneers of the Pakenham district, one of Mr. Scott’s daughters, used to tell about the early days in the log school house near Pakenham. The school master was  one who believed that to spare the rod was to ruin the child. If an offence was committed in the school room and he could not find the guilty pupil it was his practise to make the whole crowd sit along two benches both girls and boys and whack them soundly over the legs with a hickory stick as he passed up and down the line. In explanation of this proceeding he said he was bound to inflict punishment on the actual culprit. This above information came to the Almonte Gazette from a lady who lives in Perth. The lady sent to the Gazette a certificate which her grandfather Ingram Scott had received from Sheriff Thompson of Perth that he had served on the grand jury there in 1860.

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