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The Story of Andrew Waugh — Almost a Cannon Ball Run!

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The Story of Andrew Waugh — Almost a Cannon Ball Run!

Among other less typical and therefore newsworthy incidents of the liquor trade, a classic barroom news item is one recorded in the July 12th Carleton Place Herald of the summer of 1860, reported from the village of Clayton:

“An accident happened at Clayton on Monday last by which a young man named Andrew Waugh came near losing his life, and may serve as a caution against similar occurrences.  Accident happened at the Hotel of Mrs. Sutherland in the village of Clayton.  A newly emptied high-wines barrel was turned out in the morning and stood on end outside the barroom door. 

In the afternoon the young man, who is the bar-keeper in the hotel was sitting on it and took out a match to light a pipe for another individual.  The fire ignited with the gas or steam of the alcohol escaping out of the tap-hole of the barrel and caused it to explode with a terrible cannon-like report, pitching the young man and the barrel a considerable distance out on the street and severely burning one of his hands.  Had not the lower end of the barrel burst out the consequences might have been serious.”

Andrew Waugh–The picture was sent to Darlene Page from her cousin Kerri-Ann Doe O’Rourke. and that it hangs in her home

So why did the name Andrew Waugh seem so familiar when I found the above story? Because, we were looking for more information on him in 2016. This is what Darlene Page had sent me then.

The photo above was done in metal–there were a lot of photos done in metal around 1870 until the late 1880’s when a carnival use to come to the local towns in the fall.

It is actually called a tintype and it was patented in 1856. Tintypes were seen as an improvement upon unstable, paper daguerreotypes and fragile, glass ambrotypes. In contrast, tintype photographs were exposed on a sheet of thin iron coated with collodion, which required less time to expose than albumen, but was still inconvenient inasmuch as the photograph had to be taken with the wet material on the plate.

Darlene had the Carleton Place Library help her out with dating the photo a few years ago and they are 99% sure that this man is Andrew Waugh, father of Samuel Waugh.  

Photo- Darlene Page- Andrew Waugh with Elizabeth Cram

Darlene also thought also there was an article in one of the past Carleton Place Herald newspapers about “an Andrew Waugh” working in a local pub and a barrel getting blown up. He either lost his hand, or it was burned badly. The Waugh’s were living out near Innisville  she thinks  at the time before they moved to Carleton Place with his parents Alexander and Jane Waugh. She also thinks there may have been a family farm out in Drummond. but  she hasn’t a clue where to find that info—if she could find that out—a lot of questions would be answered! So we found the story and hope to find more. You just never know until you are looking for something else I tell you and boom! it appears..

Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fri, Oct 03, 1879 · Page 1

So who was Mrs. Sutherland?? Thanks to Rose Mary Sarsfield

Hi Linda:Mrs. John Sutherland was born Catherine Coulter in 1832. She was the daughter of James Coulter and Elizabeth Waugh. She married John Sutherland in 1854. He was the tanner in Clayton. I expect that they lived in the house beside the tannery. They had one daughter, Elizabeth. John Sutherland died in 1858. When he died he left all his worldly belongings to his daughter. Her affairs were to be managed by Timothy Blair, Thomas Coulter, (Catherine’s brother,) and Catherine. He appointed James Coulter her grandfather as her guardian and he was directed to rent out the property and the money collected was to be used to support his daughter until she came of age.

I expect the “hotel” mentioned would be the family home where it is known that she took in boarders. Then a single man, Ozias Banning arrived in the village in 1858. He bought the small store that was beside the present store and set up a business. In 1861 he married Catherine Coulter Sutherland. In 1864 they purchased the store across the river (later Halpenny’s) and spent the rest of their lives there. In 1866 James Coulter sold the tannery property to George McNeil and his son Charles. Catherine and Ozias Banning had four other children besides Elizabeth. Elizabeth grew up and married Abraham Code and they went to North Dakota. Rose Mary–author–Photo from Whispers from the Past by Rose Mary Sarsfield- available at the Clayton General Store, Mill Street Books in Almonte or email rose@sarsfield.ca

Story of a Locket- Waugh Family

Searching for Elizabeth Cram–Updates on Andrew Waugh

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Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Oct 1894, Wed  •  Page 5

Family Photos– Mississippi Lake– Darlene Page

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Family Photos– Mississippi Lake– Darlene Page

26755194_2083015741921890_107095725_n.jpgDriving on the ice on Mississippi Lake at Pretty Island-

These photos are from Darlene Page. When her aunt, Deloris Agnel, maiden name Julian, passed away she gave Darlene a photo album. Thank you for sharing Darlene.

 

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Winter on Mississippi Lake at Brighton Dale Cottage-Schwerdtfeger cottage . The cottage was demolished in 2005

 

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Summer View at the Schwerdtfeger cottage at Lake Park 1905- Henry and Bertha on the top verandah. Children Hazel and Gladys on the grass– from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

 

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This is the first Carleton Place Canoe Club’s all woman’s war canoe crew. Darlene Page’s grandfather was the coach–Her aunt’s also in the photo too (lady girl on the right) Her grandfather, Clarence Waugh, was in the middle standing. Darlene’s Aunt’s name was Deloris Agnel, maiden name Julian. The year would be 1940s.

 

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 Cottages of Mississippi Lake — Carleton Place Ontario

My Neighbours –Photos of the Cliff- McCann House and Springside Hall

Edwards Genealogy– Family Photo Album

Photos of Austin Bain Gillies— Gillies Family Genealogy

Barnes Buchanans and McCarten Family Photos–Doug B. McCarten

Family Photos of Arthur Williard Toop & James Henry Martin

Searching for Elizabeth Cram–Updates on Andrew Waugh

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I posted this photo sent to me by Darlene Page on the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page and it got many comments wherever I posted it. Darlene has been doing a lot of research for many years on her family tree and a family member had sent her this photo. As they say around here: “everyone is related to everyone in Carleton Place and the surrounding area” and sometimes I think that is true.

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The picture was sent to Darlene from her cousin Kerri-Ann Doe O’Rourke. Her and I worked on it together , and that it hangs in her home

 

The photo was done in metal–there were a lot of photos done in metal around 1870 until the late 1880’s when a carnival use to come to the local towns in the fall. It is actually called a tintype and it was patented in 1856, tintypes were seen as an improvement upon unstable, paper daguerreotypes and fragile, glass ambrotypes. In contrast, tintype photographs were exposed on a sheet of thin iron coated with collodion, which required less time to expose than albumen, but was still inconvenient inasmuch as the photograph had to be taken with the wet material on the plate.

Darlene had the Carleton Place Library help her out with dating the photo a few years ago and they are 99% sure that this man is Andrew Waugh, father of Samuel Waugh.  This makes sense due to the family word of mouth history of who it was, and the age of the man in the photo. Andrew Waugh died in 1884 form TB.

Perth Courier, April 11, 1884

Waugh—Died, at Carleton Place on the 6th inst., of consumption, Andrew Waugh, aged 25 (?) 35 (?)

 

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Elizabeth Cram and Andrew Waugh were married on Wednesday, March 23, 1870 in Almonte, Ontario. and she died a year earlier than him from TB also.

Vol 4, pg 264 – Andrew WAUGH, 21, Canada, Innisville, s/o Alex & Jane, married Elizabeth CRAW(Cram), 19, Canada, Beckwith, d/o Peter & Ellen, witn: Robert McFARLANE of Ramsay, 23 March 1870 at Almonte. (R McFarlane-Born-9 Aug 1849 Clayton, Ramsay, Lanark, Ontario, Canada—Died 10 Apr 1889)

Name–Andrew Waugh
Event Type–Marriage
Event Date–23 Mar 1870
Event Place–Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
GenderMale
Age21
Birth Year (Estimated)1849
Father’s Name–Alex Waugh
Mother’s Name–Jane Waugh
Spouse’s Name–Elizabeth Cram
Spouse’s Gender–Female
Spouse’s Age–19
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated)1851
Spouse’s Father’s Name–Peter Cram
Spouse’s Mother’s Name–Ellen Cram

Darlene also thinks also there was an article in one of the past Carleton Place Herald newspapers about “an Andrew Waugh” working in a local pub and a barrel getting blown up. He either lost his hand, or it was burned badly. The Waugh’s were living out near Innisville  she thinks  at the time before they moved to Carleton Place with his parents Alexander and Jane Waugh.

She also thinks there may have been a family farm out in Drummond. but  she hasn’t a clue where to find that info—if she could find that—a lot of questions would be answered!

Then there was information about Andrew’s son, Samuel, who married Nellie (Ellen) Martin–both of Carleton Place.

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The Perth Courier Marriage 28 Dec 1894

At St John’s manse, Almonte, December 5, by Rev A E Mitchell, Mr Samuel C Waugh to Miss Nellie Martin, both of Carleton Place.

Name–Samuel C Waugh

Event Type–Marriage
Event Date–05 Dec 1894
Event Place-Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
GenderMale
Age21
Birth Year (Estimated)1873
Father’s Name–Andrew Waugh
Mother’s Name–Elizabeth Cram
Spouse’s Name–Nellie (Ellen) Martin
Spouse’s Gender–Female
Spouse’s –Age21
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated)1873
Spouse’s Father’s Name–Daniel Martin
Spouse’s Mother’s NaCatherine Callihan

006493-94 (Lanark Co) Samuel C. WAUGH, 21, stove mounter, Carleton Place, Carleton Place s/o Andrew WAUGH & Elizabeth CRAM married Nellie MARTIN, 21, Pakenham, Carleton Place d/o Daniel MARTIN & Catherine CALLIHAN wtn: Robert DRYNAN & William MITCHELL, 5 December 1894 at Almonte.

 

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Darlene has actually found out that the whole family  is buried out behind St.John’s Anglican Church towards Innisville.

“As it turns out, with a lot of research…..  Alexander, Jane, their daughter Louisa, their sons Andrew, Samuel, William,  Andrew’s wife Elizabeth Cram and  William wife Jane Longman and a infant believed to be that of Andrew’s and Elizabeth’s  are all buried in a family plot at St John Anglican Church. They are all unmarked, this info was gathered by many news papers articles giving clues, a accidental digging in the 80’s by the church and the stories that many family members new about that was passed on to me. There may be more buried in the plot we will never know about but now we have found the first Waugh members of Innisville and Carleton Place Ontario.–Darlene Page

As with a percentage in other cemeteries they are buried there without markers or being written down in church records.  She found this out only by the newspaper in Andrew Waugh’s Mother’s announcement. Like they say–“you are never done in genealogy!”

About Darlene Page-

She is a descendent of Peter and Janet Kay. Their son Peter was her great, great, great grandfather. She can only tell you that they were living in Carleton Place, and that their son John was the original owner of United Cemetery–back then it was called the Cram cemetery. Peter, Janet Kay, and all of their children, and their children’s children are all buried there.  She visits their grave often and places flowers for most of them. You can view pictures of their gravestones on-line if you check here.