The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Apr 1939, Sat • Page 2
“The old sawmill burned down the year I was born” George Belton
The sawmill was seasonal work. It generally ran from the middle of March through to September. The logs were dumped on the ice on the river over the winter and when the ice cleared in spring, the sawing began.
The sawmill was rebuilt after the great fire at Clayton in 1875 when the mill and all the lumber piled next to it burnt. 1959 was the final recorded year of operation of the saw mill. Below is a picture of the sawmill in 1955.
George R. Belton, Teacher, Journalist and Business man of 756 Westminster Ave., aged 79, died Friday at Grace Hospital.
George was one of a family of twelve children, two of whom are still living, Walter L. Belton of Portage la Prairie and Miss Minnie Belton of MacGregor.
Also surviving are his wife, two sons, George Manly Belton and Norris D. Belton, two daughters, Alice Belton of Los Angeles and Mrs Cyril J. Smith and nine grandchildren.
|Name:||George Russell Belton|
|Birth Date:||3 Feb 1875|
|Birth Place:||Clayton, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Death Date:||27 Aug 1954|
|Death Place:||Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Mother:||Mary Ann Belton|
|Spouse:||Edythe Minerva Belton|
|Children:||Alice Margaret Belton|
Skunk street is now Gemmill Street. It was known as Skunk Street when I went to school even though there was no street there…now it is where some of the fanciest houses in the village are. Rose Mary Sarsfield