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John Elliott Vanished 1897

John Elliott Vanished 1897
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
28 Apr 1897, Wed  •  Page 1

This is not the first time we have seen young men disappear or leave home. Originally documented when 5 to 14 years old in 1880, these boys are traced to the 1900 census when they were young adults. In general, the decision to leave farming was related to the urban-industrial “pull” of the surrounding environment and the degree of farm mechanization of the community. While migratory behavior correlates positively with occupational change, the major social correlates are somewhat different. 

There was also the exodus to Manitoba, which was a milestone in Lanark County in the late 1800s. From north to south and east to west the farmers and farmers’ sons were flocking westward.  The main reason was that it was said Manitoba was the destination of finally having good fortune in farming.

The results of farming were terrible in the years of 1880- 1890 and a hay crop had failed owing to drought in summer of 1888. Yesterday I learned in the Almonte Gazette there was a terrible infestation of insects and grasshoppers that ate the crops that summer of 1888. The spring of 1889 was turned into rain and dampness which also hindered growing. Read- When Crops Failed — Lanark County Went Manitoba Dreamin’

John Elliott never turned up anywhere– so he either ran of foul play, changed his name, and the list is endless.

CLIPPED FROMOttawa Daily CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada16 Dec 1892, Fri  •  Page 8

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

The Boy Who Disappeared From Beckwith–Gordon Taylor

Whippet– Whippet Good! What Happened to Arthur Milton Gunter?

The Man who Disappeared– Stories of Dr. G. E. Kidd

The Old Woman Who Walked From Perth?

The Strange Disappearance of Bertha Sumner of Carleton Place

The Man of the Walking Dead of Maberly


Birth of a Friendly Town — Merrill Elliott

The Sad Tale of the Foley Family–Foley, Harper, Sly, Bowes & Elliott

Elliott Brothers Pipe Band– Looking for Information

Dr. Andrew Elliott of Almonte — Tarred and Feathered

Elliott Brothers Pipe Band– Looking for Information

Elliott Brothers Pipe Band– Looking for Information



A random Lanark County Piper


Sheila Romhild looking for any information on the “Elliott Brothers Pipe Band” that was around for 3 Elliott generations and played at every public occasion in the Calabogie area. if you can help please comment or send me an email to sav_77@yahoo.com


“Although many traditional tunes were influenced by the idiosyncracies of the bagpipe (range, ornamentation, drones), the fiddle gradually evolved as the ideal instrument for cheap and versatile accompaniment. Traditional dances were group dances but the concept of a solo dancer accompanied by a single fiddle is a naval tradition. In the sociological sense, there are few instances where men and women are forced to entertain themselves separately.

In the navy, however, partnerless men were in need of exercise and entertainment. Jigs (especially the spritely Irish tunes) were part of the on-board routine. In Lanark County, the navy-styled format evolved naturally when men were isolated from their wives or girl friends every winter during the timber boom which took place throughout most of the nineteenth century. Throughout the Ottawa valley, regional and national styles were cast together at an accelerated rate”.Fiddling in Lanark County by David Ennis





Carleton Place Pipers


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)


It Takes a Lot of Wind to Blow a BagPipe

The Carleton Place Kazoo Band — Great Moments in Kazoo History

When The Carleton Place Citizen’s Band Came Marching in to Lanark

And the Carleton Place Citizens Band Played On For Leah Bryce – Jean Craig — Irene Chamney– and Ruth Brown

The Beckwith Highlanders and “Humpy Billy” Moore

I Belong to Glasgow in the Month of August


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