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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

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

William Craig Smithson Barn Fire 1950

Three Years of Barn Swallows– Signs of Spring–Stuart McIntosh

Patrick Doyle Lanark County Barn Raising Ireton

The Lowry Barn on Highway 29

The Bank Barn of William Goth

Did We Find Henry Lang’s Barn?

The Day a Barn Raising Went Wrong- Meredith Family Genealogy

The Barn on Lot 25 Concession 10 Beckwith –Donna Mcfarlane

So What are the Mysterious “diamond cross” cut-outs seen on barns in Lanark County?

Some of the Galbraith young people. Elvin McKay at the wheel.Stuart McIntosh

Patrick Doyle Lanark County Barn Raising Ireton

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Patrick Doyle Lanark County Barn Raising Ireton
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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
08 Jul 1908, Wed  •  Page 1
Leckie’s barn 1908
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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
03 Aug 1898, Wed  •  Page 5

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Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Jul 1880, Sat  •  Page 3

Doyles

Miss Jennie Doyle Twin Sister of Lizzie Doyle

Glory Days of Almonte– Michael Doyle

More Memories of Rossie Doyle

Leo Doyle of the Leland Hotel in Carleton Place –Calling All Doyles

Eldon Ireton Talks About Joe Baye- Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Innisville Crime — Elwood Ireton of Drummond Centre

Drummond Centre United Church — and The Ireton Brothers 38 Year Reunion–Names Names Names

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
02 Jun 1897, Wed  •  Page 1

Let’s Raise a Barn

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Let’s Raise a Barn

 

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There was information written on the back of this photo but someone erased it. Still visible is: “Peter McTavish, Elmsley, Ont.” and “Cameron McTavish, Elmsley, Ont.”–his photo was found in an antique store in Perth, Ontario, in December, 2015. Brothers, Cameron & Peter McTavish appear in North Elmsley Township in the 1901 census, ages eleven and five, respectivley, but there is no proof they are in this photo (the names are a good indication, but not proof). Charles Dobie

 

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Barn raising, on the farm of J.D.Moodie, Scotch Line, June 30, 1886. On beam at top, sitting: Jas. Ferrier, John Ferrier Sr., John Palmer, Jas. Robinson. Standing: Robt. McLaren, Abram Ferrier Jr., Harry Acheson, Isaac Ferrier, Alex Moodie, Robt. Strong. Sitting: John McDonald, Albert Wilson, Home Boy (Name not known), Alex Dodds, Jas. D. Allan, Robert Brash, Jas. Wilson. Sitting on beam beside ladder: Jas Cameron, Blacksmith, Fallbrook. Middle beam, standing at left: Andy Turnbull, John Ferrier. Middle beam, sitting at right: R. Davidson, Abe Moodie, Frank Allan Sr., name unknown. Standing on Barn Floor: Geo. Farnell (ed. sitting on chair), Jas. Fraser, Abraham Ferrier Sr., Mac Ferrier, Robt. Allan, Rathwell, Manitoba, Robt. Moodie, Frank Allan Jr., Jas. Moodie, John Allan, Od. Consitt, Chas. Walker, John Armour. Between rows: Wm. Acheson, John Moodie. Sitting on Gangway: T.A. Moodie, John McGowan, Matt Balderson, Issac Ferrier Sr., Barney Hogan, Alex Abercrombie, Sloan (first name unknown). Sitting far right: Jas. Moodie Sr., Wm. Cowie. Photo from Perth Remembered

 

 

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Photo from Bytown or Bust

 

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In search of my McCreary-Magee-McGee Codd/Code Ancestors  
in Lanark County, Ontario, Canada

 

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August 9 1907–Mr. T. C. Arthur, Ramsay, had a successful “barn raising” last Thursday.
Some 55 men assisted in putting up the framework, the building being a very large modern, structure.

During that period new barns were erected everywhere, and, as saw-mills would not pay over twenty-five cents for the two first logs from a pine tree, the best of timber went into these. Barn-raisings were community events and whiskey was in abundant supply. I have seen half-tipsy men swarming all over the skeleton structures, but never saw a serious accident. At these raisings, the barns were christened like a ship at a launching, but whiskey instead of wine was used at the ceremony. Once, at a raising near Ancaster, I saw a man, bottle in hand, run up the peak where two rafters joined. There, balancing on one foot, he sang out:

“It is a good framing
And shal] get a good naming.
What shall the naming be?”

“When the prearranged name was shouted back the man on the rafters so declared it as he cast the bottle to the ground. Was the bottle broken? No, indeed! As it contained the best liquor supplied at the raising, care was taken to see that it fell on soft ground, and the moment it fell it was surrounded by a crowd of men, still thirsty despite the liberal libations already supplied.”

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 (US

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