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SISTERS TAKE ACTION TO RECOVER LAKE AVE HOMESTEAD– Nolan Vs Nolan

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SISTERS TAKE ACTION TO RECOVER LAKE AVE HOMESTEAD– Nolan Vs Nolan

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In November of 1920 an attempt to set aside a deed of ownership on certain Carleton Place Lake Ave property made by the late Mrs. Jane Nolan to her son. Thomas Frank Nolan, a few days before her death, was made in the Supreme Court of Ontario before Chief Justice Mr. William Meredith this morning. The case was the first on the list for the non-jury session.

The will of Mrs. Nolan, when read, shortly after her death on December 19, 1919 stated that the homestead was left to her daughter. Mrs. M. T. Comrie and Mrs. Lila E. Edwards and the remainder of the estate divided among her four sons.

Frank Nolan produced a deed to the homestead, dated December 3, 1919 in which his mother gave him the property and it is to set aside this deed that his two sons have taken action.

Undue Influence, misrepresentation and fraud are claimed to have been used by Frank Nolan in securing the deed. Dr. R. S. Preston, who attended Mrs. Nolan stated that she was perfectly conscious at the time. The case was proceeding when court adjourned. Mr. A. E Kripp, K.C. MP is acting for the sisters and Mr. W H. Stafford, Almonte, for Mr. Nolan.

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I found the clippings below about the case, but never found out who won. Since he listed he was living on Lake Ave in one of the census’s later on, one can assume he kept the Lake Ave properties.  Thomas Franklin Nolan went by the name of Franklin and his occupation was listed as a ‘washer’.

UPDATE- Thanks to Jennifer Fenwick Irwin at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum we have the following.

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11 Lake Avenue West, built by Thomas Nolan.

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Jennifer Fenwick Irwin– Today is known as 51 Lake Avenue West. 

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Name: Jane Nolan (Mother)
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 51
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head-of-house: Wife
Religion: Church of England
French Canadian: No
Spouse’s Name: James S Nolan (carpenter)
Father’s Birth Place: Ireland
Mother’s Birth Place: Ireland
Province: Ontario
District Number: 84
District: Lanark South
Subdistrict: Carleton Place
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age

James S Nolan 50
Jane Nolan 51
Henry Nolan 27
John Nolan 25
Teresa Nolan 19 (sisters in court case)
Lila Nolan 17 (sisters in court case)
Franklin Nolan 13 (Thomas)
Fred Nolan 12
Herbert Nolan 10

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 29 Nov 1904, Tue,
  3. Page 5

Name: Thos Franklin Nolan
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birth Place: Carleton Place, Ontario
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1904
Marriage Place: Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father: Jos S Nolan
Mother: Jane Cunningham Nolan
Spouse: Estella Agnes Cluff

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 30 Jul 1943, Fri,
  3. Page 19

Almonte Fire of Nolan’s and Wylie’s Stable

Names Names Names of St. James Carleton Place Genealogy

It’s Smyth not Smith Falls?

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It’s Smyth not Smith Falls?

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Vintage Smiths Falls & Perth  —Smiths Falls-Main Street. c1908

 

 

Smiths Falls, or rather the site of it was allocated In the year 1784 to one Major Thomas Smyth, a United Empire loyalist, -when lands were being given out by the Imperial Commission to the men who had suffered land losses and hardships as a result oi their loyalty to the crown during the American Revolution. To this Major Thomas Smyth fell lots one and two in the fourth concession of Elmsley in the county of Leeds. The central portion of the now prosperous town of Smiths Falls is located in the center of the Smyth allocation. The unfortunate part of the story i that Major Smyth lost possession of this property with its fine water power in the year 1825, just two years before the starting of the Rldeau Canal. In the year 1810 the Major became financially distressed. On the strength of this Rideau River property he borrowed two hundred and thirty-three pounds from one Joseph Bewell, a Boston merchant. The mortgage was for a year.

 

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Smiths Falls- Joshua Bates’ and Truman Ward’s Wool and Grist Mills on Old Sly’s Road with the CNR train bridge in the background. c1870 —Vintage Smiths Falls & Perth

In 1824 the debt not having been repaid. Mr. Sewell brought action at York (Toronto) for foreclosure the mortgage. He obtained judgment. In August. 1825, Sheriff John Stewart offered the property for sale. The sale took place at Brockville. Charles Jones (afterwards the Hon. C. Jones) was the highest bidder. The property went to him at 105. In the following year the property sold by Mr. Jones to Abel Ward, one of three brothers (Empire Loyalists), who lived near Brockville. Mr. Ward, who was a lumberman, paid six hundred pounds for the property. Building of Canal. Then came the building of the Rideau Canal in 1827 and with it a voting surveyor from New York state, named James Simpson. Young Simpson bought two-thirds of the Ward property for fifteen hundred pounds. The value of the place was being rapidly enhanced. Ward and Simpson became partners in Improvements. They erected grist and sawmills and stores. Simpson made his home at the Falls. Simpson became a leader among the settlers. He initiated road building by means of “bees.” it was he who opened the first road from Smyth’s Falls to Beckwith. He took a contract for work on the Smyth’s Falls section of the canal.

In the year 1829 the village was “laid out” as a townsite for the owners bv John Booth, deputy provincial land surveyor, who lived at Elizabethtown. In 1832. the year the canal started operations, James Simpson sold out his interests to his brother, William Simpson, and went to California. Between 1832 and 1845 much of the village site had been disposed of in lots of a fifth of an acre. These lots were sold at an average price of one hundred and twenty-five pounds.

 

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Vintage Smiths Falls & Perth —Smiths Falls- Activity in front of the Russell Hotel on Beckwith street. c1905

 

By 1840 there were Methodist, Roman Catholic and Presbyterian churches in existence. The Anglican body used a government workshop as a place of worship. There were eight stores and fifty dwellings, a cabinet shop, a chair factory, a tannery, cooper shop, saddler’s, a foundry, two flour mills, two sawmills, and an oat mill. Up to the year 1835 no question of the validity of the Ward-Simpson title had been raised. Major Smyth died in 1831. In 1833 his two sons, Terence and George, who resided at Merrickville decided to take advantage of the establishment of a court of chancery and endeavour to regain possession.

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Smiths Falls- Activity in front of the Russell Hotel on Beckwith street. c1905

A chancery lawsuit was begun by the Smyths. It lasted a long time and proved very costly. The case was not settled till 1844. The Smyth suit was dismissed. It is worthy of note that Abram Green, a brother-in-law of the Smyths, drove alt the way from Charleston, Penn., in a sleigh to give evidence in their behalf. Abel Ward lived till 1882. James Simpson went to California when he left Canada. He became a world rover and died at sea. Just how or when the name Smyth became corrupted to Smith is not clear. The CP.R. gave Smiths Falls its second boost in 1885 when it made the place a divisional point on its new Montreal to Toronto and Chicago “short line.”

 

 

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Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

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Downtown Smiths Falls 1887

Dr. William Pratt — Murder of his Housekeeper in Smiths Falls

It Started in the Candy Kitchen Restaurant– Kerfoot Fire Smiths Falls

Slot Machines in Smiths Falls– Not Good For the Public

Over She Goes — The Perils of Niagara Falls

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Over She Goes — The Perils of Niagara Falls

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  3. Other Editions,
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At the Welland assizes, Arthur H. Day was convicted of murdering his wife by shoving her over the embankment at Niagara Falls, and was sentenced to.be·hanged on November 18th october 1890

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From the files of Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn Chenier

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From the files of Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn Chenier

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    BODY OF NISSEN FOUND ON SHORE.


    Rash Attempt to Roll Across Lake in “Foolkiller No. 3” Ends in Death


    “NOTE NO. 1” IS FOUND.

    Friends Believe Voyager Survived Trip and Perished After Reaching Land.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

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The Legend of Horseshoe Falls

“The Italian Job” from Carleton Place?– Dr. Howard I Presume

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“The Italian Job” from Carleton Place?– Dr. Howard I Presume

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He was a deceiver of women (including his wife) He extracted money for his pockets by the wiles of his mysteries. Standing over 6 feet tall, almost the size of a grand bear and occasionally sporting a turban G. S. Howard– The Sage of  Aru/Carleton Place definitely created the crime of the century in our town, yet no one  in Carleton Place questioned his guilt– ever. He was always considered one of the pillars of the town and was said to be treated unfairly.

In December of 1922 the fact was being deplored that Canada had let “slip over the border” one of the finest art collections on this continent.” This collection” had been housed at Carleton Place and was said to be priceless, containing as it did works by such artists as Gainsborough, Titian, Rubens. Rembrandt, Greuze, Veronese and Raphael and others of like renown.

For this act of dereliction of duty the National Gallery of Canada was being chided. Now there has come a sequel. The owner of the collection, one Dr. Howard, from Carleton Place is at present a fugitive from the law in Bermuda. The “priceless” collection which he sold to a New York collector for $300,000 has been pronounced by experts as practically worthless and a series of copies and imitations. With this view Mr. Eric Brown, director of the National Gallery, agrees, as also does Mr. Ernest Fosbery, of Ottawa, both of whom had an opportunity of inspecting the best of the collection at Perth, where it had temporarily been removed.

According to the American Art News of New York, he is a native of the southern United States and was a resident of an Ontario town, which is Carleton Place. On November 16th and the 22nd there  were letters in the Toronto Globe and an Ottawa paper from Mr. E. Billing, of Carleton Place. In these letters Mr. Billing, no doubt convinced of the genuineness of the canvases as others had been, said that he could not help deploring the apathy of “our art directors in Canada,” adding that a truckload of valuable paintings had just crossed the St. Lawrence into the United States.

The next chapter in the story, following the crossing of the border, is that printed by the American Art News for December 31st. It said: “in New York city at the  present time is an aged man, ill in body and with mind distraught, because he paid more than $300,000 for old masters which art experts have declared in affidavit not to be worth more than $500.

Back in Bermuda, watched by detectives, was Englishman called Dr. Howard, of courtly appearance, who sold him the pictures, and who sailed from New York on the day following the discovery of the true value of the property, lie claims the right to the title of nobility. His activities in the art world would have extended over several years. He is declared to have been the owner of three old masters which ex Senator Clark purchased in 1910.

The victim of the transaction whose name is not divulged, out of deference to the wishes of his family, is a retired New York business man. He had the acumen to amass a comfortable sum of money and  he ‘fell for the lure of old masters or the idea of fabulous riches to be made out of them forgetting that the making of money honestly in art transactions is the work of specially trained minds and of a knowledge so highly specialized that it takes years and years of experience to acquire it.

Mcliurk was the first New York expert to denounce the pictures,

“There Is not one picture in the whole collection,” was Mr. Mcliurk’s verdict.

“What do you mean?” asked the victim, who had lost a fortune.

“I mean that there is not a picture here which would bring more than ten dollars on the market,” replied Mr. Mcliurk. Augustus Lefevre, of Silo’s, was called, and corroborated Mr. Mcliurk.

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Last Saturday’s issue of the American Art News retracts its reflection saying:

“We owe an apology to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and all the rest of the British Empire, with the exception, perhaps, of Canada, because it said an Englishman had sold a retired New York business man a collection of 85 old masters which experts had valued at $500. It goes on to say that the man was a native of the southern section of the L S. A., albeit a resident for a number of years of a small city in the province of Ontario.

This man, it adds, is now about 80 years old and is extremely picturesque, in the proverbial southern colonel style. He wears a long goatee,  is declared to be about six feet tall, and to be a most convincing talker. He bears the appellation of  ‘doctor’ and is a maker on a small scale of patent medicines.

It appears that G. Frank Muller, another expert, had before inspected the pictures and placed their value at $1,500. Mr. Muller found on the pictures labels of Budworth’s and of the Manhattan Storage Warehouse, and of different New York auction houses. Thanks to the “apathy” of Canada’s art directors, this country was not victimized by the picturesque Carleton Place “art” salesman.

 

 

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In 14 February 1922, Granby Billings, a 90-year-old chemist, arrived at Southampton from New York. Billings was described as having lived in Canada; with him was Edith Billings, a 42-year-old widow from New York. Both gave the same London address: 7 Endsleigh Gardens. Soon after, in 2Q 1922, it is recorded that Edith S. Billings married Granby S. Howard in Pancras, London.

It is thought that this was Granby Staunton Howard who had quite a fascinating background. In 1894, Howard — then around 60 years of age — was accused of swindling $5,000 from Mrs. Joseph H. Sprecht, wife of a wealthy St. Louis clothing dealer who lived at Gunton Hall, VA.

Howard was living in Montreal and styling himself as “Dr.”, although he held no medical license in Canada and was making a living selling patent medicines. Dr. Howard stood over six feet in height, and was described as having “a really handsome face and courtly address, he has the added advantage of a splendid education and great power of self-command.” Howard claimed at various times to have been descended from the historical Howards of Norfolk on his father’s side; that he was a baron by descent, one of the original thirty barons of England; that while he was heir to the baronial estate he went to India, entered the Brahmin-Indian order and gave up his heirship to his younger brother.

The libel action failed and costs were awarded against the plaintiff. It was not the last time that Dr Howard found himself in trouble. The New York Times on 24 January 1922 reported that a New York pearl merchant named David I Rogow was launching an action against Granby Staunton Howard of Carleton Place, Ontario, for selling him $150,000 worth of paintings which Howard claimed were the original works of old masters and famous modern artists but proved to be copies.

Three weeks later, “Granby Billings” and Edith S. Billings arrived in Southampton aboard the Cunard liner Aquitania. Howard, over six foot in height and reputedly aged 90, accompanying Edith Billings, under half his age at 42 and small at 5 feet 2 inches, with blue-eyed with dark brown hair. They must have made an interesting couple.

After their marriage in 1922, there is almost no trace of Granby or Edith Howard. Edith’s novel, Cleomenes was re-registered for copyright by Edith S. Howard, of Rutherford, N.J., in 1944, so we have to presume that she returned to the United States some time in between. By then she was in her late 70s, so it seems likely that she died in New Jersey.

As for Granby, he is even more elusive. Virtually nothing turns up on a search for him, other than two passenger records noting his arrival in Canada in 1921, where his age is given as 60 and his birthplace as Northumberland, England, and his arrival in New York on 29 December 1921 from Bermuda. Again, the age is 60 and he is English. In the latter it would appear, although the record itself isn’t easy to read, that he is travelling with his niece.

Are 60-year-old Granby Howard and 90-year-old Granby Howard one and the same? Was Edith Billings the niece he was travelling with from Bermuda to New York in 1921 and was Howard the “Granby Billings” who travelled from New York to England in 1922?

Was Granby Howard even his real name? It doesn’t turn up on any birth records in the UK (although if he was born in c.1831, that would predate births being centrally registered) or marriage records — and the court case in 1898 revealed that he was married. It is also known from the court case that he adopted the name Wilson for some time, so other identities are also quite possible.

And how did Edith Billings end up marrying a man who appears to have been a serial conman?

All mysteries for another day. Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

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More on the Despicable Dr. Howard of Carleton Place

Dr. G. S. Howard of Carleton Place — Just Call Me Master!

The Shenanigans of Dr. Howard of Carleton Place – Part 2

Did You Know Who was Cooking in Back of Lancaster’s Grocery Store? Dr. Howard I Presume! – Part 3

Looks like Dr Howard’s business was located on the second floor of the Grand Hotel for a bit… 1899 Carleton Place Herald.

Dr. Wilton Pratt — Murder of his Housekeeper in Smiths Falls

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Dr. Wilton Pratt — Murder of his Housekeeper in Smiths Falls

 

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  2. 14 Mar 1934, Wed,
  3. Page 24

His Home on Daniel Street in Smiths Falls

Daniel Street Home in Smiths Falls

Name:Wilton Pratt
Gender:Male
Event Type:Marriage
Marriage Date:1898
Marriage Place:Smith’s Falls, Ontario, Canada
Spouse:Elizabeth Brady
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Jun 1930, Fri  •  Page 2
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Aug 1928, Sat  •  P

Housekeeper that was killed

Name:Eva Elizabeth Mclean
Gender:Female
Age:59
Birth Date:abt 1874
Birth Place:Smiths Falls, Ontario
Death Date:31 Dec 1933
Death Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:James Mclean
Mother:Elizabeth Sly
Page number:22
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 Apr 1934, Fri  •  Page 25

Eva Elizabeth McLean

BIRTH1874
DEATH1933 (aged 58–59)
BURIALVanDusen CemeteryRosedale, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID126742780 · View Source
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Apr 1934, Wed  •  Page 12
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Apr 1934, Wed  •  Page 4
The Lethbridge Herald
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
19 Apr 1934, Thu  •  Page 1

The good doctor got cleared for murder but was performing illegal abortions

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Apr 1934, Tue  •  Page 14

The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
01 Feb 1934, Thu  •  Page 1

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Murder or Accident — Bates & Innes Flume

Murders and Mysteries of the Mississippi Hotel

Not Guilty in the Murder of His Grandmother –George Watt Jr.

Fame and Murder Came to Balderson in 1828

Murder or Accident — Bates & Innes Flume

Murders and Mysteries of the Mississippi Hotel

Clippings of the Saunders Brothers Shoe Scandal in Smiths Falls–Local Politician Runs Amuck!


Smiths Falls Fire-Coghlan & Moag


Jack the Hugger–The Reign of Albert Haley in Smiths Falls

James J. Hands – Dies in Perth — Former Mayor Accidentally Drowns in House Bath
The Bomb Girls of Smiths Falls

 

The Wizard from Lanark Highlands

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The Wizard from Lanark Highlands

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The first of a series of stories I have been told…..

On a cold November night three young men approached a strange, dilapidated house that rested on a hillside far from neighbouring homes. In it lived a man the neighbours feared, a huge, black-bearded man of mystery, a wizard, who could cast spells and who they believed was in a league with the Evil One.

All three were bound on a singular mission. They sought to pluck two hairs from the wizard’s head, with which they could destroy his most potent spell. A light gleamed through a window of the  wizard, and they knew he was home. Cautiously, whispering among themselves, the three men knocked at the door. A huge head emerged from a window to welcome them, and in a few moments the grim, black-bearded man had invited the visitors into his lonely home.

The blaze was low in the fireplace and the man with the black beard stepped outside and brought back an armload of wood. As he turned toward the hearth, a signal passed among the three men and in an instant they were upon him. They began a struggle, one man against three. They beat him with the logs, leapt upon him and instantly were thrown aside. The black-bearded recluse seemed to possess the power of a demon, but finally one of his assailants seized a chair and crashed it upon his head. The struggle ended. The mighty man lay dead. They say his power of witchcraft had been broken that night.

The men who had gone on this strange mission had driven to their destination in an automobile. Yet it was belief in witchcraft that had urged them on, and their leader was a man who professed the power to cast out spells and to remove curses. The homicide was discovered two days later and within six hours three suspects were arrested, imprisoned, and charged with the murder. When they first told their story to those that listened no one would not believe it. Witchcraft! It was unbelievable–but many knew this tale was true and that there were many others out there.

 

More to come..

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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The Boy Who Disappeared From Beckwith–Gordon Taylor

The Witches and Spirit Communicators of Montague

Different Seasons of Witches in Lanark County

Hocus Pocus –Necromancy at Fitch Bay

The Witch Hollow of Lanark County

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

My Grandmother was Mother Barnes-The Witch of Plum Hollow

A Bewitched Bed in Odessa

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

Plum Hollow Witch and The Mountain Man of Pakenham

Different Seasons of Witches in Lanark County

Local Miracle Story– Woken From a Ten Week Coma

The White Witch of Lanark County–Having the Sight

Barnes Buchanans and McCarten Family Photos–Doug B. McCarten

The Witches of Rochester Street

Hocus Pocus –Necromancy at Fitch Bay

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

The Witch Hollow of Lanark County

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Deacon Murder—Away Back in Clarendon and Miller

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The Deacon Murder—Away Back in Clarendon and Miller

 

What separates Away Back in Clarendon and Miller from other historical accounts, is the delight Armstrong took in storytelling. He peppers the drier historical accounts with some ripping yarns.

The prime example of this is his account of the Deacon murder. As the story goes, in about 1870, Thomas Deacon, who lived on the Mud Lake Road, became enamoured with a Miss VanKoughnet. Mr. Deacon had a wife, however. Although his wife was ill, she was recovering, but then she suddenly died. Neighbours became suspicious when Thomas Deacon arrived at the funeral with Miss VanKoughnet. As the casket was being lowered, George Monds called a halt to the proceedings. Deacon was grabbed and placed under guard. Eventually it was revealed that Mrs. Deacon died of strychnine poisoning, and Deacon was convicted of her murder at the courthouse in Harrowsmith, after much testimony from various neighbours. Deacon was hanged for his crime.

The story eventually became the subject of a ballad, which is reproduced in the book. On several occasions the ballad repeats a line that reveals certain prejudices of the time, and twas by a foolish serving girl that he was led astray

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From Clarendon and Miller Archives.

 

Charlie Armstrong was born in Mountain Grove, Ontario, on September 27, 1908. He moved to Plevna in Clarendon and Miller in 1911. In 1928, he left for business college and a 30-year career in the Air Force. He continued in life insurance and real estate before finally retiring to devote himself to his Plevna retreat. Away Back in Clarendon and Miller was the first of several manuscripts that kept him busy when he wasn’t gardening, or hunting, or fishing or just relaxing with a book and his beloved pipe. He died in July 2003.

 

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Found on Amazon Canada

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 old Cornucopia Lodge on Snow Road

A History of Snow Road & McLaren’s Depot

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More on the Despicable Dr. Howard of Carleton Place

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More on the Despicable Dr. Howard of Carleton Place

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He was a deceiver of women (including his wife) He extracted money for his pockets by the wiles of his mysteries. Standing over 6 feet tall, almost the size of a grand bear and occasionally sporting a turban G. S. Howard– The Sage of  Aru/Carleton Place definitely created the crime of the century in our town, yet no one  in Carleton Place questioned his guilt– ever. He was always considered one of the pillars of the town and was said to be treated unfairly.

 

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His home was burned in the great fire of 1910 and when was living on Beckwith Street-When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!- Volume 1- Part 2 E.T. Wilkie, Civil Engineer, lost his dwelling which was valued at $5,000.  A house owned by his mother Mrs. W.W. Wilkieand occupied by Dr. Howard, was destroyed.  Dr. Howard left only a few days ago on a trip to New York.

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Clipped from The Washington Times,  22 Jul 1894, Sun,  Page 2

 

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)

Read in the series

Did You Know Who was Cooking in Back of Lancaster’s Grocery Store? Dr. Howard I Presume! – Part 3

The Shenanigans of Dr. Howard of Carleton Place – Part 2

Dr. G. S. Howard of Carleton Place — Just Call Me Master!

When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!- Volume 1- Part 2

When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!

The Lost Photos & Words- Carleton Place Fire 1910

Who Killed William Muldoon of Smiths Falls? Gossip Lies and Perjury

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Who Killed William Muldoon of  Smiths Falls? Gossip Lies and Perjury

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 Sep 1935, Sat,  Page 6

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  09 Sep 1935, Mon,  Page 1 - BOTTLE FOUND Mentioned in Smiths Falls Mystery...

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  23 Sep 1935, Mon,  Page 1

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 20 Nov 1935, Wed, Page 13

So after months and months of court time, digging the body up and the bunch of them concocting a story he died of natural causes– too much drinking, and falling and hitting his head. Let this be a lesson to you– if something happens– just tell the truth.

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

relatedreading

Was it Murder?

McRostie’s Store Looted!!

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McRostie’s Store Looted!!

 

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Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  31 Dec 1927, Sat,  Page 3

 

Thanks to Joan Halpenny for sending this!!!

 

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

Old McRostie Had a Farm in Carleton Place

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

The Family of Joan Halpenny– McRostie