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Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy

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Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy

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Nelson John Affleck
Birthdate: November 18, 1872 (81)
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
Death: December 13, 1953 (81)
Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Lanark, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:
Son of “Black Bill” Affleck and Sarah M Affleck
Husband of Annie Penman
Father of Bill Affleck; Mary Affleck; Jean Affleck; Elizabeth Affleck; George Archibald Affleck and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Playfair Currie; R. Grant Affleck; Minnie Affleck; Jean Affleck; William Lloyd Affleck and 4 others
Half brother of Jessie Affleck and Amanda Grey Locke
Occupation: Blacksmith / garage owner
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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
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Words of Mary Borrowman Affleck

Need “BLOOD-LETTING’? Head on Down to the Blacksmith!

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  2. The Curious World of Bill Bagg — The Gillies Blacksmith Shop

  3. Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook

  4. The Blacksmiths of Lanark County

The Story of Grace Patterson

Wilbert Foster Garage Fire —Lanark

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Wilbert Foster Garage Fire —Lanark

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No date–Photos—Thanks to the album of Elaine Playfair  and Middleville and Lanark historian Laurie Yuill–

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Photos from Elaine Playfair’s album thanks to Middleville and Lanark historian Laurie Yuill

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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Middleville Photos — Laurie Yuill

    1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family

       Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

    The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill

    HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

    HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

    HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

    Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

    HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Words of Mary Borrowman Affleck

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Words of Mary Borrowman Affleck

 

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Mary Borrowman Affleck– Middleville

One of the little boys of Robert Affleck who was also  named Robert, was 11 years-old when he moved to the backwoods of Lanark County. There in Middleville he found the love of his life, whose name was Mary Borrowman. She was 4 years younger than Robert Affleck, but after marrying him she became a beloved ancestor of numerous family of grandchildren and great grandchildren. On the 8th day of August, 1916, she passed away at the age of nearly 103 years-old.

” Our first intention was to proceed from this part of Lanark township to Dalhousie, where the greater part of the emigrants from the parish of Lesmahagow are settled. In consequence, however, of  a gristmill on the way having been idle all winter from the frost, there was no sleigh road traced through the wood; we were, therefore obliged to return to the village of Lanark. From the damaged shape of our sleigh, our progress was slow, and it was the afternoon before we reached the village. Having got our vehicle repaired, we wished to set out to the schoolhouse in Dalhousie, about 8 miles distant. However the person who was supposed to guide us there was so drunk, that we were unwilling to encounter the woods in the dark with a man that could barely stand up. We turned our horses’ heads towards Perth, which we reached the same evening.

We do our best in this new land and some object that is is preposterous to place weavers and other tradesmen in the woods to become farmers.  The settlers are the fruit of long and incessant toil, so those who are unwilling to work hard should not come to Canada. Eventually the young men will emigrate to other parts of the Province in search of something better than Lanark County can offer them. I am sure if their elders had the means they would follow their children. The settlement has lost 166 heads already: 73 by death, 51 to other parts of the Province and 42 have gone back home.”

 

 

 

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  1. The Times-News,
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Looking down Hopetown road… Photo from Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family

     Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

Middleville Photos — Laurie Yuill

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Middleville Photos — Laurie Yuill

 

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Thanks to Middleville historian Laurie Yuill I have saved a few of the many photos he has from the photo book of Aggie Yuill from Middleville. Thanks Laurie!!

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte
 

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  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family

     Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

From the Buchanan Scrapbook

Middleville Social Notes 1890

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Middleville Social Notes 1890

 

 

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Middleville Museum

Robert Anderson and sister-in-law Catherine Lindsay.

 

 

 

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Perth Remembered—Photo from the Borrowman Collection, courtesy the Middleville Museum

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Sweenney with William Langstaff’s Team hauling milk to Middleville Cheese Factory. Photo from the Borrowman Collection, courtesy Middleville Museum.

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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