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Clippings of MacLan Bridge– Buchanan’s Scrapbooks

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Clippings of MacLan Bridge– Buchanan’s Scrapbooks

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

The settlement was founded by Daniel Shipman,

who built the first successful mills in the 1820s, built a bridge across the

river at the site of the current Maclan Bridge, laid out the street grid on

the south side of the river in the 1830s, and built a house on the south

side of the river c1835. Another early settler, Edward Mitcheson, built a

grist mill on the site of the current Almonte Flour Mill c1848 and laid out

much of the street grid on the north side of the river. By 1850, Shipman

and Mitcheson had created much of the street and lot pattern at the core

of the community. All of these features survive in downtown Almonte

Today.

Arriving from the north along Queen Street, one descends a gentle slope towards the Maclan Bridge.Before arriving at the bridge, a threshold is marked by a distinct collection of stately homes and a tight assembly of commercial buildings, which beckons the traveller to the commercial centre that lies beyond the bridge. Upon entering the bridge, one is struck by the commanding old Town Hall, set against a vast river landscape that opens up on both sides of the bridge. The sense of arrival is experienced first when arriving on the south shore of the river, and again at the intersection of Mill and Bridge Streets.

The Maclan Bridge serves as the approximate eastern boundary of the historic urban centre of Almonte, and the views from each side reflect this condition. The view to the east is a pastoral scene dominated by the treed riverbanks, and is largely rural in character. Looking west, the view includes the Town Hall, the Wylie Mill, CPR Bridge, and the first waterfall. The houses on the north bank are largely hidden by trees, although the Wylie and Menzies houses are prominent. The view reflecting the milling era remains largely intact.

Mississippi Mills- Heritage Ottawa
1942- almonte.com
almonte.com
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Sep 1926, Tue  •  Page 12

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The Back Bridge of Almonte April 1960

Over the Falls- June 1984

Tears From the Old Gears of the Mills

Down by the Mississippi River- Almonte Falls Photos 50s

The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby

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The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby

Photo from the Christina ‘tina’  Camelon (married John Buchanan) thanks to Diane Juby

This week I received a few scrapbooks from Diane Juby wife of Mississippi Mill councillor John Dalgity. John had contacted me about them and I vowed to record as much as I can from the scrapbooks with Lanark County history and then after they could decide where to donate them.

These scrapbooks were made by Christina ‘tina’  Camelon who married married John Buchanan. I am over the moon that I can share all this with you thanks to Diane Juby. These are national treasures.

Diane wrote:

Hi Linda… these are my grandparents. Christina ‘tina’  Camelon married John Buchanan. He died late 40s from TB and worked for railroad at Glentay. The bottom pic has my dad in it. Allan Buchanan. Please enjoy and if you want more info contact me . Thanks so much for doing this… maybe you could say they were from her scrapbooks. She was a widow early on in life…. great at baking and sewing .

Diane

Photos— don’t forget to send me your family photos so we can document your family’s life- From Diane Juby

Thanks to Diane Juby who is the granddaughter of Christina– this is the keeper of the scrapbooks I am working on with great happiness.

Photo of Christina ‘tina’ Camelon (married John Buchanan) (sitting) — She is sitting next to her sister Annie Yuill who is standing. Thanks to Diane Juby and MM councillor John Dalgity for dropping them off yesterday. I am in heaven here..Stay tuned!!

Her grandmother grew up n Middleville, Ontario.

Most of these photos were taken in Middleville and Perth

Family LOGO

This pic has my dad in it. Allan Buchanan

Laurie ClowaterLaurie Clowater originally shared this on 06 Apr 2019 ancestry


Christina Camelon
Gender:Female
Birth Date:8 Feb 1902
Birth Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Archibald Camelon
Mother:Ellen Somerville
Name:Christena Blanche Camelon
Gender:Female
Age:29
Birth Year:abt 1902
Birth Place:Middleville
Marriage Date:29 Jul 1931
Marriage Place:Canada, Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario
Father:Archibald Camelon
Mother:Ellen Camelon
Spouse:John Alexander Buchanan
Name:
Christina Buchanan
Birth Date:
1902
Death Date:
1989
Cemetery:
Elmwood Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:
Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada





1921 Census
Name:
Rena Camelon[Tena Camelon]
Gender:
Female
Racial or Tribal Origin:
Scotch (Scotish)
Nationality:
Canada
Marital Status:
Single
Age:
19
Birth Year:
abt 1902
Birth Place:
Ontario
Residence Date:
1 Jun 1921
House Number:
16
Residence Street or Township:
Ramsay
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:
Archie Camelon
Father Birth Place:
Ontario
Mother Birth Place:
Ontario
Can Speak English?:
Yes
Can Speak French?:
No
Religion:
Presbyterian
Can Read?:
Yes
Can Write?:
Yes
Municipality:
Ramsay
Enumeration District:
97
Sub-District:
Ramsay (Township)
Sub-District Number:
39
Enumerator:
James Stule
District Description:
Polling Division No. 4 – Comprising the 7th and 8th concessions, from lot no. 15 to lot no. 27 inclusive; and also the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th concessions, from lot no. 16 to lot no. 27 inclusive
Neighbours:
View others on page
Line Number:
21
Family Number:
16
Household Members
Age
Relationship
Archie Camelon
62
Head
Agnes Camelon
22
Daughter
Rena Camelon
19
Daughter
John Camelon
17
Son
Ann Camelon
13
Daughter






Her husband John A Buchanan

1921 census
Name:
John Buchanan
Gender:
Male
Racial or Tribal Origin:
Irish
Nationality:
Canada
Marital Status:
Single
Age:
13
Birth Year:
abt 1908
Birth Place:
Ontario
Residence Date:
1 Jun 1921
House Number:
100
Residence Street or Township:
Bathurst
Residence City, Town or Village:
Township of Bathurst
Residence District:
Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:
Ontario
Residence Country:
Canada
Relation to Head of House:
Son
Father’s Name:
Johnson Buchanan
Father Birth Place:
Ontario
Mother’s Name:
Margaret Buchanan
Mother Birth Place:
Ontario
Can Speak English?:
Yes
Can Speak French?:
No
Religion:
Presbyterian
Can Read?:
Yes
Can Write?:
Yes
Months at School:
9
Occupation:
Student
Municipality:
Bathurst
Enumeration District:
97
Sub-District:
Bathurst (Township)
Sub-District Number:
1
Enumerator:
George Korry
District Description:
Polling Division No. 1 – Comprising 1st, 2nd and 3rd concessions of the township of Bathurst
Neighbours:
View others on page
Line Number:
6
Family Number:
100
Household Members
Age
Relationship
Johnson Buchanan
49
Head
Margaret Buchanan
45
Wife
William Buchanan
23
Son
Verla Buchanan
20
Daughter
Calvin Buchanan
18
Son
Margorie Buchanan
16
Daughter
John Buchanan
13
Son
Cliford Buchanan
8
Son

Spouse:
John A Buchanan
Name:John Alexander Buchanan
Gender:Male
Age:23
Birth Year:abt 1908
Birth Place:Snow Road
Marriage Date:29 Jul 1931
Marriage Place:Canada, Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario
Father:Johnston Buchanan
Mother:Maggie Buchanan
Spouse:Christena Blanche Camelon

Beckwith Pioneer Couple Were Married on Green Knoll in a Swamp

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The wedding ceremony was so brief, so simple, and the words uttered in such a rushed way that there was some doubt in the minds of the lovers as to whether they were really married. But Reverend Buchanan had informed them that they were married, so they were. As they got back on to their horses the husband spoke to his wife that perhaps they had better go to Carleton Place and see someone who was an ordained minister, but the young woman said no, that it was just as binding “in law and before God.”  Her husband joking replied that it was his new wife’s desire to further conserve that five-dollar bill that prompted her not to acquiesce to the danger of parting with a fee to another preacher.

 

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The Gnarled Beckwith Oak

The Beckwith Baptist Church

The Manse on the 7th Line of Beckwith

Update on The Manse in Beckwith

John Goth–Tales of Beckwith Township

A Beckwith Poem — Beckwith in the Bushes — J.W.S. Lowry 1918

“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

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“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

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Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten

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Photo– Doug B McCarten

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Mississippi River, Appleton, photo by Malak Karsh—North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.79.12.26)
Photographer: Malak Karsh
Donated by Eleanor Wright & Irene Dunn Thompson

 

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1947 Appleton Women’s Institute Quilt Date: 1947
Location:  Appleton, Town of Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada
Credits: North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.11.1)
Donated by the Appleton Womens Institute

 

 

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Text by -Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten

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Moving Appleton Community Hall, photo by Irene Thompson–North Lanark Regional Museum

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The Community Hall in Appleton– North Lanark Regional Museum

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McPhail Family Lineage--Click here

McPhail Annie F W Sister S 1868 32 R Ont Scotch Canadian Presb Tailoress

11733-06 Malcolm CAMERON, 30, clerk, Beckwith twp., Carleton Place, s/o Alexander CAMERON & Margaret McGREGOR, married Elizabeth McALLISTER, 28, Ireland, Carleton Place, d/o Alexander McALLISTER & Jane McCLURE, witn: J.H. EDWARDS of Carleton Place & Annie McPHAIL of Ottawa, 31 Jan 1906 at Carleton Place

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Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?

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Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

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Photo-Doug B McCarten

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Text typed by Hilda Buchanan McRostie–Photo- Doug B. McCarten

 

 

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.

 

 

 

relatedreading

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

 

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The Man of the Walking Dead of Maberly

 

Memories and Mentions of Names in Maberly

Memories of Maberly