From the clippings of Lucy Connelly Poaps
What Happened When Agustin Barrios Gomez Came to Town?
The Founder of Our Town
By Hal Kirkland CLICK
Juan Nepomuceno Almonte 1803-1869 click
From the clippings of Lucy Connelly Poaps
What Happened When Agustin Barrios Gomez Came to Town?
Juan Nepomuceno Almonte 1803-1869 click
Five persons suffered injury here last Thursday evening as a result of a motor accident on Highway 29, about four miles east of Almonte. Involved in the mishap were a truck from the Land O’Lanark Creamery from Perth and a car driven by Dr. Joseph Teich of Almonte.The injured are—Dr. J. Teich, Almonte, fractured knee cap and shock; Harry Phillips, Carleton Place, fractured arm, abrasions and cuts on the face, and shock; John Hurdis, of Carleton Place, shock and a severe shaking up; Mrs. G. McVean, Smiths Falls, cuts and abrasions on face, and shock; Miss Ruby Robertson, Carteton Place, cuts and abrasions.
The creamery truck driven by Stanley Tufts of Perth, was proceeding toward Carleton Place when the Teich car with Dr. Teich driving, together with Mrs. McVean, Miss Robertson Harry Phillips and Jack Hurdis as passengers, met in a head-on collision. Both the truck and the car were badly damaged. Sapper S. Bowes of Petawawa Military Camp, who was a passenger in the truck, escaped uninjured. Provincial Constable Bert McKie of Carleton Place, investigated the accident. Dr. Teich and Mr. Phillips are still patients in the Rosamond Memorial Hospital. Dr. Teich underwent an operation on his knee on Sunday and the latest report is that he is progressing favorably.
Dr. Teich came to Almonte from Kirkland Lake this summer and his many friends sympathize with, him in his misfortune. Mr. Phillips whose injuries were also serious is suffering from a triple fracture of an arm as welt as bruises and shock. His condition is said to have improved also.
Land O’Lanark Creameries
Mackenzie Robertson was a native of St. Vincent Township in Grey County. Educated in Meaford Schools, he obtained an Associate Diploma from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) in Guelph in 1898. Upon graduation he entered the dairy industry.
After serving creameries in the St. Marys area at the turn of the century “Mack” attended and graduated from the OAC Dairy School and joined the staff of the Ontario Department of Agriculture as creamery instructor at the OAC Dairy School. In 1914 he established the successful Belleville Creameries with branches in Bancroft, Napanee, Kingston and Sharbot Lake. He later acquired and operated Land O’Lanark Creameries at Perth, Trenton Dairies at Trenton and Prince Edward Dairies at Picton. In 1917 he became a founding member and the first president of the Canadian Creamerymen’s Association of Ontario and was a founding member of the National Dairy Council of Canada.
Mackenzie Robertson was instrumental in bringing about legislation in Ontario making mandatory the grading of cream, the settlement of cream on the basis of grade, and the adoption of the Babcock Test as a means of that test. He was influential in having pasteurization of cream for butter making made mandatory in Ontario.
After his death in 1957, the Ontario Creamerymen’s Association, at their 50th Convention in 1965, said: “He was a man of great integrity and determination, who left an indelible mark on the development of the Creamery Butter Industry in Ontario”.
1929-Aug. 30 – Messrs. DEHERTEL and O’HARA disposed of the Perth Creamery to MACK ROBERTSON and PETER MCNEVIN of Belleville, and the name changed to Land O’ Lanark Creameries.
PERTH CANNING COMPANY. This label is from a product that was canned by the jPerth Canning Company Limited, which operayted in Perth from 1895 to 1902. The cannery closed because of lack of enough vegetables for canning.The premises were located on was was known as Park Avenue, know now as Rogers Road. The building was bought by a creamer company in 1902 and in 1929 became Land of Lanark Creamery until closing in 1960. Location of the Huntington Green Condominiums today.
Agricultural Hall of Fame: Belleville man among cream of crop By ALAN CAPON Whig Standard Staff Writer —A Belleville man whose whole life was spent in the creamery industry is one of nine outstanding agriculturalists to be honored this year by the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association At one time Mackenzie Robertson (1879-1957) of Belleville owned creameries in Belleville Bancroft Napanee Kingston Sharbot Lake the Land o’ Lanark Creamery in Perth Trenton Dairies and Prince Edward Dairies Picton He was dedicated to the improvement of Ontario’s cream and butter industry said his sponsor John Finnigan of Perth Finnigan worked for Robertson in Belleville and Napanee creameries later went on the road as a supervisor of all his companies and in 1947 bought the Land o’ Lanark Creamery in Perth Robertson who was a native of Grey County entered the dairy industry after his gradua tion from the Ontgario Agricultural College at Guelph.
He later graduated from the OAC dairy school and became an instructor there He established Belleville Creameries his first company in 1914 In 1917 Robertson became a founding member and the first president of the Canadian Creamery Men’s Associaion of Ontario and was a founding member of the National Dairy Council of Canada He was instrumental in bringing about legislation in Ontario to make the grading of cream mandatory and was influential in having pasterurization of cream for butter made mandatory After his death the Ontario Creamery Men’s Association at their 50th convention in 1965 said: “He was a man of great integrity and determination who left an indelible mark on the development of the creamery and butter industry in Ontario” Other agriculturists who join the 17 others named to the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1980 are: Karl Abeles Brantford (1896-1954) who was dedicated to the development of improved pastures in Ontario Hector Ar nold Campbellford (1894-1980) who worked to organize the cheese industry and export markets for cheese Professor William Bell Kemptville Agricultural School and Bruce Bradley Paincourt (1890-1969) who as a cash crop grower and conservationist pioneered drainage and farming systems in the marshlands of southwestern Ontario. Also honored are Dr G I Christie Guelph (1881-1953) president of the Ontario Agricultural College during formative years 1928-1947 Douglas Hart Woodstock (1896-1956) dairyman field crops specialist and agricultural journalist Erland Lee Stoney Creek (1864-1926) successful fruit grower and co-founder of the women’s institute movement and Edward Wallace Bell’s C6mers (1899-1979) one of the country’s premier breeders of registered seed grain Portraits of these agriculturists and plaques describing their contributions will be unveiled at the hall located at the Ontario Agricultural Museum near Milton on June 11
read-The Perth Canning Company — Factories That Are No More
January 29, 1969 — Railroad Crash Highway 29
January 29, 1969 — Railroad Crash Highway 29
The Wilkie Lowry House on Highway 29
It took four or five years for a family to clear 10 to 15 acres required to sustain them. An efficient workman on his own might clear an acre of land in a week with no time left over for burning the wood. But half a dozen men working together could chop and burn an acre in a single day.
Affluent settlers could hire choppers to clear their land for a wage plus meals and lodging, as stipulated in their contract. New settlers with financial means often hired “American choppers”, Irish immigrants, or other inhabitants eager to earn a wage per acre. Once the work was done, the choppers would collect their pay and continue on to work for subsequent families.
Where oxen were unavailable to haul fallen trees, the hand-log method was used. In low-lying areas like Lambton and Glengarry, only slightly above the water level of a lake or river, logging was complicated by the by wet soil conditions. The ground was often so wet that the oxen and logs sank into the abundant mud.
Islands in the Stream — Names from Mississippi Lake — Howard Morton Brown 1956
More Native Settlements in Ramsay — Baird’s Bush
From Brent Eades
Hi Linda, I just came across this clipping from the online Gazette that I saved months ago, but I didn’t note the date at the time. Early 50s I think. What’s really interesting about it is the line “It is said that the engine pulling the freight was 2802, the same one that plowed into the Pembroke local at the Almonte station Dec. 27th, 1942 causing the worst wreck in Canadian history.” If that’s true, that could be a really interesting story I’ll leave this with you.
Did you know? An engine that had a life span of 49 years?
ALMONTE, Ont., (CP) A 12-year-old boy, stepping aside to push three younger companions to safety, was killed Thursday when a freight train suddenly bore down on them as the boys were heading across a railway bridge to their favorite swimming hole. The victim was Freddie Leach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leach of this town. 45 miles southwest of Ottawa. He died instantly from head injuries suffered when struck by the Canadian Pacific Railway train as it caught up to him near the end of the 500-foot bridge.
His three companions Gerald Clement, 9; Gerry Waddell. 9; and Billie Anderson, 8 reached safety without injury and sobbed out a story of how Freddie saved their lives. Waddell said Freddie was leading the group across the railway bridge when the sound of a train whistle sounded behind them. Freddie stepped aside and shouted to them to run for their lives. This is the way Waddell told the story: I turned around and saw the engine of a train just hitting the end of the bridge. It was coming up behind us, and I yelled and we all started to run. Freddie let me and Gerry and Billie go ahead, cause were littler. We ran as hard as we could but I never thought we could make it.
All I remember is reaching the west end of the bridge and throwing myself to one side. The engine roared by me just as I leaped. I felt the steam on my bare legs as I dove off the track. When I stopped rolling I got up and saw the other two boys, but we didnt see Freddie. Then we saw him. He was lying in a bloody lump about 50 feet away. Young Anderson said he knew “Freddie must have waited to let us start, because he had been walking ahead. “If it hadnt been for him, he added, “we might all have been killed.
The train was stopped in little more than its own length and the crew ran back to provide assistance. Doctors pronounced Freddie dead on arrival.
Windsor, Ontario, Canada21 Jul 1950, Fri • Page 19
It was designated by C.P. as Passenger Extra 2802 East, (2802 being its engine number, a C.P. Hudson [4-6-4] type locomotive), crewed by engineer Lome Richardson and fireman Sam Thompson.
THE TROOP TRAIN
Passenger Extra 2802 East was carrying soldiers and other military personnel from Red Deer, Alta., to Halifax, where they would deploy overseas to Europe’s theatre of war. Hurtling through the night, its engine, caboose and 13 metal coaches weighed more than 1,000 tons.
After 32 years working on freight trains, Smiths Falls native Lorne Richardson was making his inaugural run as engineer of a passenger train. Sixty-four-year-old conductor John Howard, meanwhile, also a Smiths Falls resident, had been a CPR conductor since 1911, five years after he joined the company as a porter. He had another year to go before retirement.
Richardson, Howard and the rest of the crew of 2802 knew the 550 was ahead of them. They’d been given orders to keep a fast train while maintaining a safe distance — 20 minutes — between the two trains. It was a difficult task given that the troop train had no speed gauge and no way of knowing exactly how fast, or slow, the 550 was travelling, except when they arrived at the stations the 550 had recently left. In such cases, the troop train would be purposely held back to restore the 20-minute gap.
Following train No. 550 was a 13-car troop train from western Canada, bound for Montreal, via Chalk River, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls on the Chalk River subdivision, and then via the Winchester sub. to its destination. It was designated by C.P. as Passenger Extra 2802 East, (2802 being its engine number, a C.P. Hudson [4-6-4] type locomotive), crewed by engineer Lome Richardson and fireman Sam Thompson. Train 550’s engine and train crew were unaware that they were being closely followed by a passenger extra but, even so, at Almonte, under the rules of the day they should have been “protecting” (with fusees) the rear of their train as it was outside “station limits” by 170 feet (as defined by the rule book). At Almonte the local was 40 minutes late, arriving there at 8:32 P.M
1942, December 27 – Almonte, Canadian Pacific, Chalk River subdivision.
Margaret Lisinski– Survivor of the Almonte Train Wreck
A Personal Letter John Reid, Almonte 1942
Fred Gauthier Survivor — 6 Months 1 Day –1942 Almonte Train Wreck – Vern Barr
The Removal of the CPR Train Station– Almonte –1978
Gravelle Toshack Almonte Farmer Killed By Train
Train Wreck January 21, 1969– Almonte Gazette
Names Names and More Names of Almonte Train Accident plus McDowall Family 1917
Miraculous Escapes– Almonte Train Wreck
Cpl. James H. Clifford and Miss Marion McMillan-Survivors of the Almonte Train Wreck
Few men have had an experience such as Robert Davis of 37 Arthur street had back In 1902 and lived. Mr. Davis fell from the Booth flume (uncovered at the time) into the icy water of the river, on a day in January when the thermometer registered twenty below zero. He entered the water halfway between the falls and the bridge. A little below the bridge the river was solidly ice covered. Had he not been a strong swimmer and carried as far as the Ice in the rapidly flowing current, his death must have been certain.
But his strength as a swimmer enabled him to swim diagonally across the strong current to the north side of the river, and gain the land just east of the north pier of the bridge, from which point he was hauled to the bridge by a rope provided by the men of Booth’s mill. His escape seemed nothing short of miraculous. To understand properly what a wonderful escape Mr. Davis had it must be remembered that at that time there was no great dam as now and the water tore down under the bridge in a practically unrestricted flow and with mill-tail velocity.
CATEGORY ARCHIVES: CHAUDIERE FALLS GS
When Mr. Davis came out of the water his cap was gone and he was bareheaded (as well as all wet) with the temperature 20 below. An employee of the mill took off his coat and put It over Mr. Davis’ head. This fact is mentioned to show the fine instincts of generosity which impel the average man in times of stress. Mr. Davis never forgot that act.
Just as the moment when Mr. Davis had been hauled onto the bridge there passed from Hull a hack with a Mr. McNeill (a brother of the late J. R. McNeill, the tailor) as a fare. Mr. McNeill (who was a stranger from the Northwest) He insisted on taking Mr. Davis to his home at 37 Arthur street, which he did.
As soon as Mr. Booth heard that Mr. Davis had come out of the river alive, he made quick arrangements for him to be taken to the boiler room and offer dry clothes,stimulants and a doctor. If ten men fell into the Icy current as Mr. Davis did (with a drop of between 26 and 30 feet, 9 would undoubtedly have been drowned. The chances would have been all against them. Insurance Agent’s Chance Mr. Davis’ experience had a humorous side. There was a certain young insurance agent who used to go around the mill soliciting accident Insurance. Being a good talker and a great hustler he did a land office business.
About six months after the Davis Incident the young man was at the mill and he did not know Mr. Davis personally. The young man wore a medal. Mr. Davis asked what it was and the young man proudly told him it was a Humane Society medal given him for saving the life of a man at the bridge about six months before. Mr. Davis looked at the medal and saw his own name on it, as the man who had been saved. He was dumbfounded for the moment.
When he recovered he asked the agent to describe the circumstances of the rescue and the agent told how the man had fallen from the Booth flume and how he had jumped into the river and saved him. Mr. Davis asked him if he would know the man again if he saw him. He replied that he thought he would. Mr. Davis then told him that he was the man who had fallen in the river and that he had got out of the water without help, and demanded to know how the agent had secured the medal.
The young man then caved in, admitted wearing the medal was not right, and begged Mr. Davis not to say anything about It, as he had found it a great aid to getting business. As Mr. Davis was glad to be alive at the time he laughed heartily and let the agent go his way.
WOW!! He said nothing??
The Tragic Death of Dr. Mostyn Shocked the People of Almonte
Dr.Cram and Dr. Scott Drowning 1907 –Cram Genealogy
Robert Drader Bill Shail Saved from Drowning May 28 1957
Booth’s Mill — Eddy’s Lumber Dock— Near Tragedies
Lake Keminiskeg Disaster Part 2 Believe it or Not
Carleton Place Was Once Featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Our Haunted Heritage
Another Story- When your Number is Up — Hubert Horton
Believe it or Not– William Dedrick of Perth
A Carleton Place Tale to Send Shivers Up Your Arm — The Sad Tale of Margaret Violet King
Two area youths were trapped in a car for six hours after an accident which occurred early Sunday morning on County Road 16, southwest of Almonte. Robert Gallant, 17, of R.R: #2, Carp, and William Touolan, 17, of R.R. 04, Almonte are in the Almonte General Hospital with major injuries after their car struck a tree on County Road 16, 6.3 km west of County Road Nine at about 4 a.m. on July 2.
The two youths were trapped in the car until almost 10 a.m., when a man passing heard shouts coming from the direction of the wreck. He turned back and came upon the accident, then called Almonte OPP, who turned the incident over to Perth OPP.
The Almonte Fire Department was able to free the youths by cutting the posts supporting the car roof and then attaching a chain from the roof to a tree above and pulling it up. According to Perth OPP reports, Gallant sustained a fractured right wrist, cuts and a concussion. Touolan is reported to have suffered facial cuts, neck injuries and exposure. The 1974 Ford, which was driven by Gallant, sustained $2000 damage. Perth OPP report that charges are pending. July 1978
Teamsters Horses and Accidents- Stuart McIntosh
May 16, 1961 60th Anniversary of Accident–McPhail
Remembering local Almonte Scouts — Jack Lyons and Harold McGrath
I could not find a lot about Claude, but I did find these clippings from the Lanark Era– He did fully survive and sure loved being in the Social Columns. See all the social columns below…
|Birth Year:||abt 1883|
|Residence Place:||Lanark, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada|
|Relation to Head:||Son|
|Father’s Name:||John Taylor|
|Father’s Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother’s Name:||Jane Taylor|
|Mother’s Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Neighbours:||View others on page|
|Household MembersAgeRelationshipJohn Taylor54HeadJane Taylor55WifeGeorge Taylor23SonRachel Taylor20DaughterAgness Taylor18DaughterEffie Taylor15DaughterClaud Taylor8SonRobert Mcinnes23Domestic|
So What Happened to James Reid — Lavant
So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?
What Happened to the Riddell/ Montgomery Doors? Three years later… Sherri Iona (Lashley)
What Happened to Earl Hyde France ?
Survivors of the 1906 Fire– Mr. William Edward Scott Tom Comba — What Happened to Them?
What Happened to Lottie Blair of Clayton and Grace Cram of Glen Isle?
So What Happened to Miss Winnifred Knight Dunlop Gemmill’s Taxidermy Heads?
What Happened to Harold McLean?
What Happened to Basil Flynn’s Ducks.. ahh Geese?
I posted this story the other day on Tales of Almonte on Facebook and I got a tag on the posting.
Linda Mills — Linda, can you tell me the year this happened. The young man in the article was my Father in Law and I’ve heard this story more than once. The toe is buried at St. Michaels cemetery in Corkery. I then checked everywhere and could not find another burial of a toe. So this is one in the Odd Stories in History.
As you might gather from all the other answers, “Headstones” are far more common than are “footstones” At least they use to be. In some cemeteries they still are. And in many rural and small-town cemeteries, the graves are laid out with the feet all to the East, with the symbolism that all will be facing the rising sun on resurrection day. More modern cemeteries are not so picky, and lay out the graves so as to most efficiently use the available space.
Before embalming came into practice, the deceased were bathed, dressed, and were buried the same day or the morning after. Often times a family member would place a wooden cross, or something along that line, marking the grave. Footstones were placed at the end of the grave, with the initials of the deceased engraved at the top. When a headstone was ready to be placed, months and even years later, the footstones were sometimes the only record of burial. The metal funeral home markers we see today are basically evolved footstones. But again, do webury toes?
read-Dr. Metcalfe Guthrie Evoy
Outstanding Men — Dr. Metcalfe of Almonte
Dr. Archibald Albert “Archie” Metcalfe — The Man with the Red Toupee – John Morrow
|Name:||John Germanus Scott|
|Birth Date:||abt 1914|
|Death Date:||8 Aug 2000|
|Burial Place:||Corkery, Ontario|
|Obituary Date:||10 Aug 2000|
|Obituary Place:||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Newspaper Title:||The Ottawa Citizen|
|Siblings:||Kathleen GilmetteMary MeehanTheresa StackRose FarrellRita ScottWalterMatthew|
The Tragic Tale of the Accidental Axe — Warning: Not All History has Good Memories
Shortly after hia admittance to the Perth Memorial Hospital suffering from severe injuries from an unknown cause, although it was presumed he was struck by a “hit and run” motorist, Mr. Frank Hunter, aged 75 years, prominent farmer residing on the Perth Lanark highway at Mcllquhams Bridge, on the Mississippi River, died at an early hour this morning. He had been visiting a neighbor on the tenth concession of Drummond. and on his return home was struck by some object as yet undetermined.
He managed, however, to walk to the home of Mr. Wm. Davidson, whose son Alex had previously heard a car pass by, then heard someone moving about the farm yard near the house and on going outside found Mr. Hunter, in a serious condition. A Lanark doctor was quickly summoned and the victim of the accident moved to the Perth hospital in the ambulance.
At the hospital it was ascertained that the man had received a severe blow on the right side of the lace and the right ear was crushed. Both hands were injured, but none of the bones of the body were fractured. Deceased is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. Dr. A. W. Dwyer, coroner, empanelled a jury to hold an inquest which was opened at noon today at Blair’s undertaking parlors with the following Jurymen: Messrs. W. E. Thornton, foreman. R. A.- Patterson. A. V. McLean. J. H. Devlin. C. P. Doyle. A. M. Johnston. Arnold McCulloch and J. J. Smith. After viewing the body, the Inquest was adjourned until 7.30 o’clock on Tuesday night next in the Perth town council chamber. November 1929
The driver was never found.
Frank Hunter, age 75. Presumed to have been struck by a car on the Perth-Lanark highway. ( Nov. 15, 1929, p. 2 )*IndexDeath IndexLinkArnprior Chronicle p. 2
|Birth Date:||abt 1853|
|Death Date:||8 Nov 1929|
|Death Place:||Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Cause of Death:||Cerebral Hemorrhage|
April 15th 1892
James W. McDonald who kept a general store at McIlquham’s bridge, Drummond, has made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors. Too much expansion for the amount of capital, his liabilities are over $6,000.
It seemes like damages to an accident would be about $22,000 in those days.
Down at Old McIlquham’s Bridge
“Naked and Afraid” in Lanark County –McIlquham’s Bridge #2
1821-1945 Oldest Family Farm Property –Mcllquham Genealogy