Miss Christena Dunlop –Teacher Church Street School

The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 26 May 1956, Sat • Page 5

Christena “Teena” Dunlop was a teacher and lived with her sister Margaret on Martin Street in Almonte until Margaret passed before her in 1935. When Christina “Teena” Dunlop was born on November 3, 1874, in Almonte, Ontario, her father, Andrew, was 46, and her mother, Annie, was 33. She had four brothers and five sisters. She was named after her father’s first wife Christina Rodman. Her first school that she taught was at S.S. #6 Lot 22 Concession 6 Derry. Recommendations were that no teachers lacking specified qualifications be employed, and that teachers salaries be not less than $50 per year, payable half yearly.–S. S #6 Derry Beckwith Fundraiser Names Names Names

1956, Thursday May 24, The Almonte Gazette page 7
Miss Christena Colquhoun Dunlop
Following a period of declining health, Miss Christena Colquhoun Dunlop passed away on Friday, May 18 in the Rosamond Memorial Hospital. A daughter of the late Andrew and Annie Dunlop, she was born in Almonte on Ottawa Street. Miss Dunlop was the last member of her family, a sister, Miss Margaret having passed away 14 years ago.

Miss Dunlop attended the local schools and later graduated from Ottawa Normal School. She first taught at the Derry School near Ashton and after that joined the staff of Almonte Public School under Principal R.L. McDonald. She continued to teach for almost 50 years in the Church Street School and as may be imagined, hundreds of Almonte boys and girls passed through her classroom. She was successful in her career and her former pupils remember her with gratitude. She was a member of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and later of the Almonte United Church. A private funeral service was held at her late residence, Martin Street. Rev J. Ray Anderson, minister of Almonte United Church, officiated and interment was in the Auld Kirk Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs Frank Honeyborne, Harold Robertson, Howard Giles, George Gomme, Robert France and N.S Lee.

Catherine Lehew She was known TINA DUNLOP..she taught GL Comba (my mothers father) in grade school.
She was tall woman always worn dress very Victorian.. my mom had Ms Ross Gr 1..Tina Dunlop had grade 2 1934. Very stern..walk around with a pointer line us up along the wall to learn your authentic very stern.
She possibly my mother’s grandmothers cousin
My grandmother was Jane/ Jennie Dunlop married Charles Comba originally from Pakenham.

John Morrow Your mother’s grandmother and my mother’s grandfather William George Dunlop were first cousins; according to my research your great-grandmother’s name was Sarah Jane Dunlop, and she was commonly known as Jennie, the same as her cousin Euphemia Jean Dunlop-Compo (my great-grand-aunt). Since our Dunlop ancestors came to Ramsay Township in 1821 and Miss Dunlop’s older sister was reportedly born in Scotland before her parents came to Canada, I would suspect they were either distant cousins or simply clan-related, rather than close relatives

Anyone remember Church Street Public School? With Miss Ross on the piano?- Ian McDougall Tokyo

Every morning the whole student body would gather in the foyer and sing, God save the Queen, Oh Canada and Don’t Fence Me In. I lived there for a short time, less than a year, but remember that I really loved the town.-Prudence Hutton Florida


Almonte Church Street Public School, 1950/51 -MARG DRENNAN

When Andrew Dunlop ( father) was born on August 1, 1828, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, his father, John, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 21. He married Christina Rodman and they had three children together. He then married Annie Lees and they had seven children together. He died on November 18, 1891, in Almonte, Ontario, at the age of 63.

Christina Rodman was born on March 5, 1829, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the daughter of Barbara and Robert. She married Andrew Dunlop on January 25, 1851, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. They had three children during their marriage. She died as a young mother in 1863 in her hometown.

Annie Lees was born in 1841 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She married Andrew Dunlop on August 10, 1865, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. They had seven children in 17 years. She died on June 23, 1915, in Lanark, Ontario, at the age of 74.

Name:Christena Colquhoun Dunlop
Event Type:Death
Death Date:18 May 1956
Death Place:Almonte, Ontario
Father:Andrew Dunlop
Mother:Annie Dunlop
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 May 1956, Tue  •  Page 32
No photo description available.
Leanne Templeton

Born 3 NOV 1874 in Almonte to Ann Lees and Andrew Dunlop. Her sister, Margaret, mentioned in the article was born on 16 JUL 1865 in Paisley High Church, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Father died in Almonte 18 NOV 1891, mother died 23 JUN 1915.

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