John Graham — Mail Carrier — Pakenham 1860s

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John Graham — Mail Carrier — Pakenham 1860s
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24 Jul 1926, Sat  •  Page 26

John Graham made his way all the way down the March Road to Pakenham on this sulky from 1860

By 1850 sail had largely given way to steam as a reliable way to move the mail over Canada’s major water routes. During the navigation season mail steamers regularly carried mail from Kingston to Montréal, and from Montréal to Québec. In 1852 these services were put on an interconnecting schedule and extended to the head of Lake Ontario to speed up the mail from Canada West. By 1865 there were mail steamboats on the Upper Great Lakes connecting Parry Sound, Collingwood, Sault Ste Marie and Fort William with the US Postal Service. A weekly steamer service also brought mail from Québec to the Gaspé Peninsula and the ports around the Gulf of St Lawrence.

In 1860 the postal department decided to establish its own Atlantic service from Montréal to Liverpool, England. The year 1861 was disastrous. The Canadian struck ice and foundered off Newfoundland on 4 June, and the North Briton went down on the Perroquet Rocks in the Gulf of St Lawrence on 5 November. New rules made the service safer, more reliable and less costly. By 1890, Canada had scheduled ocean mail services to Britain and Europe from Montréal and Halifax, to the West Indies from St John, and to China and Japan from Vancouver. A direct line to Australia calling at Honolulu and Fiji was established in 1893.

593 Somerset street now where John Grahamlived. The are is full of red browstone structures so they were probably brick row houses.
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Jul 1880, Wed  •  Page 4

Pakenham Village Notes

Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Apr 1862, Sat  •  Page 4
The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
04 Sep 1880, Sat  •  Page 3
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jun 1874, Wed  •  Page 4

Ottawa Daily CitizenOttawa, Ontario, CanadaFri, Jul 10, 1868 · Page 4

Full record for Dickson, Samuel S.

Last NameDickson
First NameSamuel S.
Datesb. 1830
NativityLanark Co., Canada
BusinessFarmer; Stock Raiser
Post OfficeCedar Hill
TownshipPakenham
CountyLanark
Concession and LotLot size
VII, 5100
VII, 6450

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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