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George Eccles Almonte Hero!

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George Eccles Almonte Hero!

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George C. Eccles was born and raised on a farm just outside Almonte. He is virtually unknown now, but has been recognized as the first wireless telegrapher to die while carrying out his duties on board a ship. The ship, the S.S. Ohio, struck an uncharted rock in Swanson Bay off the British Columbia coast on Aug. 26, 1909. Eccles stayed at his post transmitting SOS signals to the end and the water in the sinking ship had reached him.

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George Eccles was slipping from memory on a rotting wooden sign on Concession Road 8, in Ramsay Township has been replaced with a new one.

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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.

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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Carleton Place Boy Brings Down 10th Hun Plane — Daniel Galbraith 1917

The Real Dunkirk–A Local Story

The War Children that Tried to Come to Canada–SS City of Benares

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Name These Lanark County Horseshoe Honeys!

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Name These Lanark County Horseshoe Honeys!

 

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Photos from the Canadian from the files of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

Looking for names and places.. Mid 1970s

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  27 Jan 1900, Sat,  Page 5

Watch Out for the Glue in Your Ice Cream!

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Watch Out for the Glue in Your Ice Cream!

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Almonte Gazette- July 2 1886

It was reported in February of 1920 that the Board of Health in New York was about to ban the use of glue in the manufacture of ice cream. by reports some of the ice cream manufacturers had been substituting the glue for gelatin because it could be obtained at a lower price. Therefore Tom Mitcheson from Almonte made sure to advertise that no glue was used in the making of the local ice cream.

 

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Clipped from Buffalo Labor Journal,  11 Mar 1920, Thu,  Page 2

 

 

 

 - ALL KINDS OF STUFF IN DOCTORED FOOD Dr. Warren...

Clipped from Harrisburg Daily Independent,  28 Aug 1906, Tue,  Page 1

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Clipped from The Frankfort Bee,  21 May 1886, Fri,  Page 6

 

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Tom Mitcheson

An organization in Carleton Place with these newer ideas for the conservation of practically all main forms of wild life was formed in 1884.  Under the title of the Carleton Place Game, Fish and Insectivorous Birds Protective Society it continued to operate for some years.  Original officers of the group were William Pattie, president ; Jim Bothwell, vice president ; Walter Kibbee, secretary-treasurer, and committee members John Cavers, Tom Glover, John Moore, Jim Morphy and Jim Presley ; elected at a May meeting in the old fire hall on Bridge Street, when a constitution drawn up by Robert Bell was adopted.  Other members pledged to support the rules of this pioneering wild life protective society were William Beck, Peter Cram, Jim Dunlop, John Flett, David Gillies, Charlie Glover, Tom Hilliard, Archie Knox and Tom Leaver ; Hugh McCormick, William McDiarmid, Hiram McFadden, Jim McFadden, Jim McGregor, George McPherson, William Neelin, Robert Patterson and William Patterson ; Dr. Robert F. Preston, Alex Sibbitt, William Taylor, William Whalen, Will R. Williamson, Alex Wilson and Joe Wilson.  Out of town sportsmen among the first members were Duncan Campbell, John Gemmill, D. G. MacDonnell and Tom Mitcheson, all of Almonte

 

 

 

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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Remembering Peterson’s Ice Cream

Why Value Ice Cream Sandwiches Don’t Melt

When Corn Doesn’t Grow- Neilson Chocolate Will

Did you Know Old Burnside has a Ghostly Horse?

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Did you Know Old Burnside has a Ghostly Horse?

 

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James Wylie (1789-1854) was a merchant, Rideau Canal contractor, postmaster, farmer, county agricultural society president and builder of the Almonte residence Burnside.

Wylie who by 1849 was a legislative Councillor for Canada came to Perth in 1820 and opened a mercantile business. In 1822 he moved to Ramsay Township and built a log cabin, which was one of the first homesteads on the banks of the Mississippi. As a Scotsman he did not waste nary a thing and that original log cabin was incorporated as a dairy into Wylie’s second home, a huge Georgian home. That unique home which was built of stone has always been known as Old Burnside.

The stone from my home is from a quarry just outside of Almonte, but Old Burnside was lucky to have outcroppings on the 200 acre property and were utilized in and out. The dining room hearth which was originally the kitchen hearth has a base of 18 feet of rock flanked by butternut panellings. Slabs of rock were also used in the doorways. Gorgeous rooms and a foyer that has been changed many times look over a view  of the famous ‘burn’ rippling in cascades that tumbles into a cataract into the Mississippi.

Legend is there is a ghost horse on the property whose hoof beats are heard on cold dark winter nights. Folklore says that a long time ago that very horse took cover in a passage way formed by the double wall and unable to turn around. The poor horse was trapped and ended up starving himself.

By 1848 the Wylie family had outgrown itself and built a larger home next door. His eldest son James Hamilton lived in the original home with his family and then later occupied by two of his sons, John and James. In 1912 it was rented out to well known Dr.and Mrs. MacIntosh Bell. Dr. Bell was a well known geologist and improved the grounds so much the home became a local showplace.

After Dr. Bell’s death the home was sold in 1934 to the Winslow-Spraggue family and then Mr and Mrs. Howard Campbell. The house is presently for sale.

 

 

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Sue Winslow-Spragge-The woman wearing the pearls is my grandmother, Lois Sybil Winslow-Spragge. She and her husband Edward were one of the people who owned Old Burnside.  The other woman is Linda Nilson-Rogers mother–Hilda. Those silver earrings were her favourites!

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 Oct 1922, Wed,  Page 19

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 Aug 1934, Tue,  Page 8

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Feb 1953, Tue,  Page 20

 

The Menzies House

Who was the Almonte Ghost of 1886?

When Mr. Peanut was once King in Lanark County!

Remembering John Kerry from Almonte—By Karen Hirst

Memories of Almonte by the Commonfolk

Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

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Do you Know What This Hockey Sweater Was?

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Hello Linda,

I have an old photo album from 1915 that was my grandmother’s and I have been trying to find out who the people are in these photos and where the pictures were taken. My grandmother Gladys Comba, was born in Almonte in 1897 and lived there until she was around 20. I have had some success on my quest but one picture has stumped me so I thought perhaps you could help me out given your extensive research into Lanark geneology and history.

It is a picture of a young man in a sports sweater (see attached). The sweater looks like it is woollen and has a capital “C” on what looks like a wing. The date on the back of the photo is Oct 10, 1914. I was wondering if anyone knew what sports team this sweater was worn by. I am assuming it is a local team (either Almonte, Carleton Place or possibly Arnprior).

Jim Irvine

 

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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What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

Appleton Notes– Who Do you Know?– Names Names Names

What do you Know about the Prince of Wales Cairn?

Do You Know Where the Floor is From in the Almonte Town Hall?

In the Public Eye– William Thoburn

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In the Public Eye– William Thoburn

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  01 Sep 1911, Fri,  Page 6

 

            INDEX       THOBURN      FAMILY--Click here

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1 c1    John Thoburn #1
  s      Unknown
  2 c1 John Thoburn #2                       1845-1879     b Woolwich, Kent, England; d in Almonte
   s Margaret (Maggie) Jane Bond     1848-1937    b Beckwith Twp.  married Jan. 1, 1870; Carleton Place
                                                                                  d Victoria, B. C.
                       FAMILY LINK (5 c8) Bond Family
  3 c1 John E. Thoburn                      1875-1907     b Almonte; d Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington
  3 c2 Frank Thoburn                         1880-1897     b Almonte ; d Kamloops, B. C.
  3 c3 Eva (Mimi) Bond Thobutn         1888-1969    b Almonte; d Victoria, B C.
    s John Charles Mcintosh
        Eva & Charles’s family (c1-c5) at FAMILY LINK (1 c7 cn/c) McIntosh Family
  NOTE     Larry Ferguson states that Eva was raised by Eva Bond and William Templeman)
  2 c2 William (Willie) Thoburn          1847-1928      b Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; d Almonte
    s Margaret Lyons                          1849-             b Canada West       
   3 c1  Annie Thoburn                       1871-            b Almonte
    s Percy A. Jamieson                     1871-           b Arnprior
                         FAMILY LINK (1 c2 cn/c, 3 c2) Jamieson Family
  3 c2 Mae Elliot Thoburn                 1897-            b Almonte
     s Arnold Murchison Ivey               1876-           b Toronto           married 1899; Almonte
                                                                                                (Ancestry.com marrages 1899)
                                                                                wtn. Percy Jamieson, Almonte & Myrtle Ivey, Toronto   






                      

 

Thoburn Home-161 Union Street Almonte

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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.

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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More Tales from the Thoburn Mill

Is Samuel Shaard Lying in the “Cement” of the Thoburn Mill?

Tears From the Old Gears of the Mills

Almonte Fire of Nolan’s and Wylie’s Stable

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Almonte Fire of Nolan’s and Wylie’s Stable

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  26 Apr 1899, Wed,  Page 1

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  27 Apr 1899, Thu,

 

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The prisoner is rough looking, a tramp, and meeting the girl on a lonely road near Almonte attempted the villainous assault. The girl resisted successfully and got away. She was finally rescued by Chauncey Bellamy. The father and friends made a hunt after the tramp and captured him the same day.

 Edward Bellamy was first to run a saw and grist mills on back concessions, ramsay Township. Bellamy Family
History. North Augusta, Kitley Township, Chauncey Bellamy, Edward Bellamy, Ramsay Township, Bellamy’s dam,
Justus Bellamy, American Revolutionary

 

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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The Almonte Fire 1955– Almonte United Church

The Almonte Fire of 1909

Judge Senkler and the Almonte Fire Bug

The Almonte Fire– Bridge and Water Street 1903

 

The Tiny Hamlet of Bellamy’s Mills 1851

No More Credit at Bellamy’s Mills and Other Notes

Miss Eva Denault- Almonte 1911 Fire Heroine