Clifford Stanley May 4 1933 — Rescued Photos from Clayton Hall

Clifford Stanley May 4 1933 — Rescued Photos from Clayton Hall

I find odd names in the Almonte Gazette or the newspaper archives and I want t find out more about them. I believe everyone needs to be documented and has a story. So I found this ad from 1933 and I wanted to find out more about him. Clayton Stanley.

Auction Sale of Farm Stock and Implements

I have received instructions from Mr. Clifford Stanley to sell by Public Auction at his residence, Lot 19, Con. 3, Ramsay, on

Thursday, May 4, 1933–Almonte Gazette

The following – 5 milch cows, in or coming in; 1 heifer, 3 years old, 2 calves, 1 bay mare, 7 years old; 1 brown mare, 7 years old; 1 grey colt, 4 years old; Massey Harris Binder, Deering Mower, Horse rake, spring tooth cultivator, 1 set of harrows, Percival plow No. 7, Adams wagon, set sloops, double sleigh, single cutter, single buggy, 2 sets heavy harness, complete; Hay Fork and chain and pulley complete, Chatham fanners, root pulper, wheel barrow, 1 set scales, set power horse clippers, buggy pole, cream separator, 600 lb. capacity, dairy churn No. 4, Chains, forks, whippletrees and a lot of other articles too numerous to mention.

TERMS – $10.00 and under, Cash; over that amount six months’ credit by furnishing approved joint notes.

As Mr. Stanley has sold his farm, everything will be sold without reserve.

Sale at 1 p.m. sharp, CHAS. HOLLINGER, Auctioneer.

Lisa Stanley Sheehan

April 5, 2018  · My grandfather and grand mother’s wedding pic. Clifford and Annie ( Rath ) Stanley December 24, 1912….and i Love her necklace 🙂

Stanley – Rath

(24 December 1912)

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at 2:30 on the 24th inst., in St. George’s church, Clayton, by Rev. Mr. Turley, when Mr. Clifford Stanley, a prosperous young farmer of Cedar Hill, and Miss Annie Rath, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs., Alex. Rath. were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The bride who was given away by her father, wore a gown of cream duchess satin, with a long net veil prettily arranged over her hair, and carrying a prayer book richly bound In white. Miss Maggie McMunn acted as bridesmaid, and wore a dress of shot silk, blue and green, with large black hat, and carrying a bouquet of pink carnations

and maiden hair fern. Mr. Herbert Stanley, cousin of the grown, performed the duties of groomsman. The presents received show the popularity in. which the young couple are held, among them being substantial cheques from friends of both the bride and groom. The groom’s gift to the bride was a handsome fur-lined coat and to the bridesmaid a gold brooch. After the ceremony the bridal party, accompanied by the near relatives, drove to the home of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous wedding dinner awaited them. After full justice had been done at the tables, the bridal party, with a few of the young people, drove to the home of the groom, where a reception was held and a few hours of social pleasure were spent. The bride’s traveling dress was of navy paillette silk with large black hat. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life.

According to Rosemary’s book Clifford Stanley and his wife moved into the village of Clayton in the 1940s. ON pages 373- 375 there are various homes on Bellamy Road where the Stanley’s lived. In 1914 The Stanleys after getting married in 1912 lived in 1914 on Tatlock Road. In 1933 he sold his farm in Cedar Hill and moved back to Clayton around 1936-1940. He is recorded as living on Bellamy Road in 1936. He was a square dance caller along with Jack Drynan at the old Union Hall and also part of the Clayton Recreation Club. In 1966 there was a fire at the Clayton Hall and Clifford was the one that rescued all the old photos and important things off the walls. Today those photos still exist because of him.

With files from Rose Mary Sarsfield book-****Whispers from the Past, History and Tales of Clayton” If you want to purchase a book please email Rose Mary Sarsfield at or call me at 613-621-9300, or go to the Clayton Store, or Mill Street Books in Almonte.

This family portrait features the Edward Stanley family, taken sometime in the early 1900’s. In the back row (left to right) are Elizabeth (Dean) 1880/1963; William 1878/1906; Edmond 1886/1946; Caroline (Richards) 1883/1972. In the middle row are (left to right) Jane Ann (Drynan) 1874/1935; Ellen (Jackson) 1876/1944; Edward 1848/1909 and Elizabeth (Whalen) 1849/1934. In front are (left to right) Jessie (Ritchie) 1888/1984 and Clifford 1891/1972.
Thanks to Isabel (Stanley) Drynan of Almonte for sharing part of her family history with the Almonte Gazette readers


Annie Stanley 6th in the back row- with the black bow on her dress.


In hospital Almonte, Ontario on Monday, January 7, 1985 in her 92nd year, Annie Rath, beloved wife of the late Clifford Stanley. Dear mother of Isabel (Mrs. Gordon Drynan), Keith Stanley both of Almonte, Ontario. Predeceased by 1 son William. Predeceased by 2 sisters Esther (Mrs. John Erskine) and Evyleen (Mrs. Edgar Hudson). Survived by 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin St., Almonte for visiting on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. R. J. Way officiating. Entombment Auld Kirk Cemetery Vault. Interment St. George’s Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers Donations made to Fairview Manor would be appreciated.

Alexander Rath


Mr. Alexander Rath, of the second line of Ramsay two miles from Clayton, died very suddenly on Saturday. He was at the blacksmith’s shop with his horses and had only been there a few minutes when he dropped dead. An affection of the heart was the cause. The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended.

The late Mr. Rath, although of a quiet and retiring disposition had many friends. He was a faithful member of the Anglican church and was a Conservative in politics. He was 67 years of age.

He was a son of the late James Rath of Ramsay and was born on the farm on which he lived until his death. About 36 years ago he was married to Miss Elizabeth Paul, daughter of the late Robert Paul, of Clayton. His widow with three daughters survive. The daughters are; Mrs. John Erskine, of Ramsay, and Mrs. Edgar Hudson and Mrs. Clifford Stanley of Clayton.

He also leaves three brothers and one sister; Henry Rath, of Innisville, James and John Rath of Clayton; and Margaret, Mrs. Joseph Paul of Almonte.

Rev. Mr. Bruce conducted the funeral service and the pallbearers were; Messrs; John S. Bowland, John McIntosh, Mac Richards, Henry Richards, Thomas Rathwell and John

January 13, 1972Mrs. Richards Dies89 Years  

        In hospital at Carleton Place, January 13, 1972 , Caroline Stanley, daughter of the late Edward Stanley and Elizabeth Whalen in her 89th year; born at Cedar Hill In 1883.  She was married December 30, 1914, in St. Paul’s Church, Almonte, to Charles Norman Dunlop of Grande Prairie, Alberta. When he passed away suddenly in 1921 she returned to Clayton, Ontario with her two daughters. In 1923 she married John McMunn (Mack) Richards. They farmed near Clayton until his death in September, 1951. She was a member of St. George’s Church, Clayton. For the last 20 years she lived in Carleton Place and attended St. James Church. She is survived by Wilhelmena (Mrs. Gordon James), R. R. 1, Carleton Place, Caroline (Mrs. Kenneth Hudson), R. R. 2,Clayton, Ont.,  four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister (Jessie) Mrs. Wm. Richey of Union Hall, one brother, Clifford Stanley of Perth; predeceased by Jane Ann, (Mrs. Wm. Drynan), Ellen (Mrs. Thos. Jackson), Elizabeth (Mrs. Emerson Dean) and by brothers William and Edmund Stanley. The funeral was held from Fleming Bros. Funeral Home in Carleton Place, with Archdeacon J. A. Salter and Rev. H. Brown officiating. Burial was in St. George’s Cemetery, Clayton. Pallbearers were two grandsons, Gary Hudson and Charles James; nephews Edgar Drynan, Keith Stanley, Norman Dunlop, and Arnold Jackson.  

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
08 Dec 1972, Fri  •  Page 38

St. George’s Anglican Cemetery

Related reading

Interesting Tidbits About the Drynan Stanley Family thanks to John Morrow and Rose Mary Sarsfield

No More Wire Fences? John Drynan– 1908

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