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Frozen Pipes on the Range

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Frozen Pipes on the Range

Almonte January 1926

Mrs.P. J. Campbell met with an accident last Monday morning which might easily have ended much more seriously than it did. In fact she had a narrow escape of losing her life. Mrs. Campbell had just gone into the kitchen of her home. early on Monday morning, and was about ‘her household duties’ when suddenly the cooking range exploded with a loud report. Mrs. Campfoell was thrown through the open doorway from t/he kitchen into the -dining-room, and rendered unconscious.

One of the iconic images of the 1920s kitchen is the special gas cabinet range, with its distinctive barrel-door warming oven on top. Designed for constant use by large families or boarding houses, these ranges combined three or more broiling and baking ovens with multiple burners. 

 

When she recovered consciousness she found herself lying on her back -and just beside her a large piece of the stove. It seems that one of the water pipes from the stove had became frozen, and as the steam developed it could not escape and an explosion occurred. The stove was smashed into small pieces and much damage was done both in the kitchen and in the dining room. The crockery and other articles being broken and one of the pieces of the stove hit the ceiling and damaged it also. 

The word is is that Mrs. Campbell was not hit by the flying metal, and although she was badly shaken and bruised she suffered no serious injury. Mr. Campbell was in another part of the house at the time of the explosion.

1934 Almonte gazette

In other news of January 1926

Miss Welhelmine Reid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Reid of Ramsay, won fifith prize at the- ‘Ottawa Winter Fair’ last week for milking. She was first for the county of Lanark. Her prize was $6. The competition was open to girls under 16 years of age. Miss Reid had very poor luck. The cow she drew the ballot for was a young and nervous animal which could not be induced to stand still. This lost her a good deal of time.

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Name:Wilhelmine Reid
Gender:Female
Racial or Tribal Origin:Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality:Canada
Marital Status:Single
Age:13
Birth Year:abt 1908
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:28
Residence Street or Township:Ramsay Tp
Residence City, Town or Village:Township of Ramsay
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Father’s Name:John Reid
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Margaret Reid
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Religion:Presbyterian
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:8
Municipality:Ramsay
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Ramsay (Township)
Sub-District Number:37
Enumerator:Thomas Cochrane
District Description:Polling Division No. 2 – Comprising the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th concessions from lot no. 15 to lot no. 27 inclusive also the 8th concession from lot no. 13 to lot no. 27 inclusive
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:7
Family Number:28
Household MembersAgeRelationshipJohn Reid48HeadMargaret Reid47WifeAnnie Reid15DaughterWilhelmine Reid13DaughterMable Reid9DaughterWilfred Craig17Helper

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Name:Mary Wilhelmina Reid
Gender:Female
Age:21
Birth Year:abt 1908
Birth Place:Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Marriage Date:15 Jun 1929
Marriage Place:Ramsey, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Jno. R. Reid
Mother:Margaret A. Reid
Spouse:Raymond Hazlewood Kemp

The Floods of 1926

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Photo–Lost Ottawa August 24, 2015 ·Chaudière bridge downstream. Building on left side is Hull 2 hydro station . Close up Number 2 of our earlier pic, showing flood conditions in the Ottawa River in 1926. I zoomed in on this part for two reasons, the first being that you can see people standing on the bridge observing the high water roaring underneath, only a few feet below them. The other is that you can see vehicles pulled over and parked on the Quebec side of the road past the bridge — you can’t do that anymore!
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Lost Ottawa August 24, 2015 —Flood conditions in the Ottawa River, August 29, 1926, looking down river past the Ring Dam.The purpose of the dam was to maintain the water level above the dam where things look relatively calm, so you would hardly think there’s a potential flood going on … but the real clue is how close the water is to flooding the Union Bridge. Water this high at Chaudiere would almost automatically mean flooding in Pointe Gatineau. (NAM Unnumbered)
It wasn’t only Perth that was flooded.. it was everywhere.
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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 23 Apr 1926, FriPage 8

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  2. The Lanark Village Flood 1998
  3. The Floods of 1926