Wilbert McKay Barn Raising

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Wilbert McKay Barn Raising

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert McKay, Clayton Road who lost their barn and grain in a fire caused by lightning on August 22nd are gradually repairing the damage with the whole hearted assistance of their neighbors as well as the members of the farming community far and wide. On Saturday, Mr. McKay assisted by the neighbors, held a bam raising and a frame barn was erected.

It was like the old fashioned barn raising with the men doing the carpentry work and the ladies visiting and assisting in the pie and cake department. Supper was served to sotrne 80 persons on Saturday evening. On Monday a silo was erected and it was expected that it would be filled on Tuesday p.m. Besides the assistance given with the building Mr. and Mrs. McKay were presented with a purse containing a large sum of money and donations of hay, straw and grain were also received. Mr. and Mrs. McKay are highly appreciative of all the kindness and assistance given them which will help to alleviate their crushing loss.

sept 1960

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 Feb 1982, Sat  •  Page 65

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
29 May 1912, Wed  •  Page 5

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
05 Nov 1919, Wed  •  Page 5

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
13 Jul 1910, Wed  •  Page 5

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
05 Nov 1919, Wed  •  Page 5

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About lindaseccaspina

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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