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Bertie Whyte Geneology Donna Mcfarlane

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Bertie Whyte Geneology Donna Mcfarlane

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Bertie Whyte!! Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 26 Jun 1978, Mon, Other Editions, Page 3

Yesterday I posted this photo of Bertie Whyte on Tales of Carleton Place and Donna Mcfarlane sent me all this great photos of her family lineage. Thanks Donna!!

 

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Bertie’s Mom-mary mclaren whyte- all photos Donna Mcfarlane 

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Her grandfather thomas whyte this copy of picture was given to me by marilyn snedden thomas whyte was also my husbands gg grandfather and lived in the stone house just west of Cavanagh site on hwy 7-his daughter mary married James Cram. all photos Donna Mcfarlane

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his daugter agnes married james mcfarlane

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all photos Donna Mcfarlane

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thomass daughter christina married william mcfarlane –all photos Donna Mcfarlane

 

 

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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We’ll Never See a Woman Again Like That-Irene Crosbie

Marian MacFarlane — Silver Threads Among the Gold

From the Files of The Canadian — Who is This? Where is This?

Carleton Place Blind Woman Saved Four Seniors

More Memories of Rossie Doyle

So What Happens When You Turn 100 in Carleton Place?

If You’re Young at Heart – Rossie Moore Doyle of Carleton Place Turns 100

Among the Strangers There Was…

Women Who Made a Difference in Carleton Place — Mrs. Lim of the New York Cafe

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Several Shades of Christina Gray –Home for Friendless Women in Ottawa

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I received this note from Sandy
Hi Linda,
This woman has had me puzzled for years – and I am slowwwwwly  figuring it out!
This is my grandfathers mother.
Christina Gray, born 1867/1869, Scotland (Ballantrae – from a bible Ruth (Nancy) gave me)
1888/1889 Emigrated to Canada
1891 Canada census going by Bollieau with a 5 month old son, Frank (Living in the Home for Friendless Women in Ottawa)– see The Home for Friendless Women
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1901 Canada census Christina Bollieau, divorced, two sons, Alex and Frank
1908 Christina Beuly (sp.?) departs Scotland for Canada with a Maggie Aitkenhead
1911 Canada census Christina Bollieau, widowed, living as a lodger with David Aitkenhead, his wife Elizabeth and their children
1921 Canada census, Christina Aitkenhead, married to David, one additional son, David aged 15 (b1906) (More on him below)
1922 returns home to Canada from Scotland  after visiting ???? at 14 West End Park St. Glasgow.
1949 Christina Gray dies in Ottawa
I believe now she was born a Gray and there never was a “Frank Gray” husband. I think she fell in with Frank Bollieau when arriving in Canada and had two, then a third child with him between 1890 and 1906. Divorced Frank Bollieau, then is “widowed” as Frank dies, and she marries David Aitkenhead.
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I found the birth record for Frank “Gray” who is actually Frank Belleau (variant spelling). Parents are Frank Belleau and Christina Belleau.
Re: Aitkenhead – she must have known the Aitkenhead family in Scotland as she travels there in 1908 to “retrieve” Maggie and bring her to Canada. On the 1911 census she is a lodger, living with the Aitkenhead family at 95 Turner St in Ottawa.(which became Cambridge St.)
What does this mean? Well, my ancestors are still Gray, but they are HER line and not my seemingly fictitious great grandfather Frank Gray. My actual great-grandfather is Frank Belleau!
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My sister, who passed last year, remembers this woman and Grandma Aitkenhead. She was only 7 when Christina died. I asked her once if she knew her maiden name and she thought it was – “boulay or something” We both thought that odd as she was Scottish! lol
Sandy Lang added after she saw my photos below.
Yes as a matter of fact they were renowned bakers in Scotland as well.

The Aitkenhead children lost their mom Elizabeth at a young age and Christina married David shortly thereafter. She was actually a lodger with them when Elizabeth was still alive.
To note, the Home for Friendless Women was located at 39 Turner Ave. David Aitkenhead lived at 95 Turner.
I have seen the photo of the cart but not of the woman and the girl on the pony. Do you know who they are?!
Author’s Note.. No I don’t but will be going through my bag of photos to see if I have more..
Death of 2nd Mrs. David Aitkenhead - entitled "Don't leave it to Leonard." . ,., ....

Thanks to Jaan Kolk-

Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 20 May 1949, Fri,
  3. Page 3
 David Aitkenhead, Christina Grey - DEATHS. AITKENBEAD Suddenly on Mon--Jay. May...

 Thanks to Jaan Kolk- 

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 14 May 1945, Mon,
  3. Page 18
Can’t find her in Scotland.  Many many Christina Grays.
David McDowell Bollieau – (her third son) seems to have been a drifter and moved across Canada and in and out of the US looking for work through the depression. In 1929 he was arrested in Seattle Washington and spend a year in the US Federal penitentiary for “Violation of Immigration Laws” according to the prisoner record I found just the other day. I also found him traveling with a carnival in a ship to Alaska in the 1930s. He died in Vancouver in 1987.
There you have it – several shades of Gray!
So you know of any records that may exist for the residents of the Home for Friendless Women? Registration, visitor logs, annual reports, etc?
Sandy

Our historian Extraordinaire Jaan Kolk said:

The home was not particularly associated with any church and did not formally report to any organization I know of. Bertha Wright, granddaughter of Ruggles Wright, heavily involved from the outset. Someone in the Wright family may know what became of her papers. Another long shot is the YWCA, as Bertha Wright was also very involved in its formation. Those are long shots, of course…
One last thought: the records of Erskine Presbyterian Church might have additional information
AND then he found out that Christina Gray Aitkenhead was related to what I call my Aitkenheads that I rescued many family photos of. HOLY cow… everything comes 360..
Thanks Jaan

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Aitkenhead History from Ottawa to Carleton Place

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 - D. Aifkenhead . Ottawa Baker , Dies Suddenly at...

 

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 14 May 1945, Mon,
  3. Page 12

 

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The family of David Aitkenhead– no name

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The family of David Aitkenhead– no name

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Hog’s Back Falls- Ottawa- Bob Aitkenhead from the Aikenhead Photo Collection – 1921

 

For the Aitkenhead history click on this and there are links to 11 stories

Hog’s Back Falls Ottawa –Aitkenhead Photo Collection

 

 

 - AITKENHEAD. Christinas-Ill! hospital, Friday,...

 

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 21 May 1949, Sat,
  3. Page 34

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 12 Dec 1950, Tue,
  3. Page 36

 

 

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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What Happened to the House and Family on Frank Street –Part 1

The Aitkenhead Family at 20 Frank Street in Carleton Place

Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery

Wondrous! The Woodcock Bakery

Roy Woodcock Photo -Woodcock’s Bakery

Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?

How to Make a Vintage Apron- Aitkenhead Photo Collection

No Banker Left Behind – Bank of Montreal Almonte Photos

Down by the Mississippi River- Almonte Falls Photos 50s

 

Janet Jeannette Lawson Tripp Genealogy

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Janet Jeannette Lawson Tripp Genealogy

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From the Lanark County Genealogical Society files

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Isaac Tripp CLICK here for more..

M, #91184, b. 10 May 1792, d. 6 January 1870
  • Birth*: 10 May 1792; Saratoga Co., New York, U.S.A.; per family tree of MarnieMDA on ancestry.com, Aug 15 2015.1
  • Marriage*: 16 June 1824; per family tree of MarnieMDA on ancestry.com, Aug 15 2015.; Principal=Jennette Lawson1
  • Death*: 6 January 1870; Champion, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; per family tree of MarnieMDA on ancestry.com, Aug 15 2015.1

Family: Jennette Lawson b. 15 Jan 1803, d. 26 Mar 1883

The Bond Family– Genealogy

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The Bond Family– Genealogy

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 09 Apr 1937, Fri,
  3. Page 15

 

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Lanark Village, Ontario : Bond Family.It’s Family Day

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Rueben Bond and grand daughter Georgina (Gina) Wilson; daughter of Christina (Bond) Wilson.

 

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 Name is Bond—-Joie Bond

The Wedding of Stanley Alexander Jackson and Margaret Elizabeth Forbes

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The Wedding of Stanley Alexander Jackson and Margaret Elizabeth Forbes

 

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Photo Lanark & District Museum- Lanark Village

On Wednesday June 23rd in the year 1926 a wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes Dalhousie Township. The bridegroom was Mr. Stanley Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Jackson of Watson’s Corners. The bride Miss Margaret Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes. the bride looked charming in her gown which was whirlpool blue crepe-de-chine, and was wearing a crown of orange blossoms and carrying a bouquet of pretty mixed flowers.

At 4:30 pm the bride and groom entered the parlour to the strains of the wedding march played by her best friend Miss Edith Stead. Mr. Del Storie was Jackson’s best man while the bride’s sister Miss Blanche Forbes  waited on the bride. The cermony was conducted by the Rev. J. T. Caswell standing in front of plants and flowers overhung with bunting and wedding bells. Mr David Forbes, grandfather of the bride was present and led the way congratulating the pair.

The bridegroom’s gift to the bride was a wristwatch and to the bridesmaid and pianist pretty bracelets. At the close of the ceremony Mr. Del Storie sang a wedding hymn. After the signing of the register the bride and groom led the way to the dining room where a sumptuous feast was displayed and the wedding crowd did ample justice. The bride officiated at the carving of the cake with a few nervous tremors which could be expected under the circumstances. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. J. T. Caswell and suitably responded to by Dr. Droft followed by witty speeches from Mr. David Forbes and Mrs. Alex Jackson. The presents were handsome and numerous consisting of silver, glass and china wear and household linens. The young couple will settle down at Watson’s Corners where the bridegroom is a farmer.

 

 

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Stanley Jackson—My father Stanley Jackson (Watson’s Corners) is on the list for “granted an exemption” but did enlist in Nov 1917. He spoke of returning from training in Ottawa so he could help on the farm on weekends and return to training on Monday-Alice Gilchrist–The Names of the Exempt of Lanark County- WW1

 

 

My Wedding Tiara — From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

Saunders Family Photos and Genealogy Carleton Place and Area –Debora Cloutier

Chalmers Family Genealogy- Smiths Falls Nancy-Johnnie Baldwin

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 15- Code Family– Love and Runaway Marriages

Caroline Boulton — Boulton Mill Genealogy

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Caroline Boulton — Boulton Mill Genealogy
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With the Boulton House Pub opening in Carleton Place, I thought you might like a photo or 2 of Caroline Boulton, daughter of Isreal Boulton and niece of High Boulton. This is my Great Grandmother Caroline Boulton, Voyce, Thurlow
Thanks Joann Voyce
Birth

22 Sep 1846–

2 SEP 1846  Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

Death

1931 —

 1931  DETROIT, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, U.S.A.

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Caroline,Sarah/Donna and Barbara

Caroline,Sarah/Donna and Barbara

 

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Joseph William Voyce

Read more about Joseph William Voyce  here-The Writing Could be Under Your Wallpaper

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Helen Ellen Nellie Miller wife of Joseph William Voyce

1878–1957

BIRTH 27 JUN 1878  Almonte, Ontario, Canada

DEATH 17 OCT 1957  Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada

 

 

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The Morphys at first didn’t care that where they settled in Carleton Place—they had a room with a view of  the water falls — with water privileges added. Not one of them tried to utilize it. In 1820 Mr. Coleman bought one of their privileges with the thoughts of building a mill here on the Mississippi banks- but he had such difficulties he didn’t carry through. Coleman however sold his rights to Hugh Bolton. Bolton erected what was the only grist mill between Perth and Bytown for many a day. In 1820 Hugh Boton ground out the first bushel of wheat in the first grist mill between Perth and Bytown. Jayne Henry from the Museum has heard stories of women walking from Perth to buy flour. In those days the trees were roughly cut down to clear roads. Some stumps were neck high and the women would rest the flour on their backs on top of the tree stumps.

 

 

 

The Hugh Bolton Grist Mill at 35 Mill street and the Brown Flour Mill next door date from the late 1823. The five story addition was added in 1885 to accommodate a roller press mill. This mill actually operated until the 1960’s until a fire destroyed the interior. In the 1980’s it was converted into condominiums. The origiinal millstone was found during the renovations and put across the street.  Hugh had ordered one from Scotland but it never arrived. (wonder what the shipping was on that one) So Hugh went up the river and got some made granite from up the river and carved his own.

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 Condo Ephemera of Boulton Brown Mill

Down by the Old Mill Stream — Carleton Place

The Caldwell Clan Photos

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All photos–-LCGS acquisition from Chris Allen

Read more about the family here: The Alexander Clyde Caldwell Family Part 1

The Sons-–Sandy and Billy Caldwell 

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Sandy and Billy with Ina

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At Dalhousie Lake

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Ina Caldwell? wife

 

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Alexander Clyde Caldwell

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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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Read more about the family here: The Alexander Clyde Caldwell Family Part 1