Skunk Street — Shane’s Field– Clayton – George Belton 1939

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Skunk Street — Shane’s Field– Clayton – George Belton 1939
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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.

From Whispers From the Past by Rose Mary Sarsfield- History and Tales of Clayton, Ontario– It is available from me rose@sarsfield.ca or at the Clayton Store

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
Cemetery:Brookside Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Has Bio?:Y
Father:Charles Belton
Mother:Mary Ann Belton
Spouse:Edythe Minerva Belton
Children:Alice Margaret Belton

Skunk Street

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

John Shane

From Whispers From the Past by Rose Mary Sarsfield- History and Tales of Clayton, Ontario– It is available from me rose@sarsfield.ca or at the Clayton Store

Louis Irwin of Clayton

Who was Patricia Thompson From Clayton?

Black Rock Clayton

So Which Island did the River Drivers of Clayton get Marooned On?

The Old Community Hall in Clayton

The Clayton Methodist Cemetery

Come all my dear companions and listen to my song–Songs of Clayton

Rocking and Rolling on the Spring Clayton Road

Clayton United Church Quilt Fran Cooper

A Trip to the Mad Hatter’s Wonderland — Well Clayton

The Social Comings and Goings of 1901 Clayton

More Notes on the Floating Bridge in Clayton

Party Ideas from Clayton 1906

Clayton News July 1897

About lindaseccaspina

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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