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The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

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All photos by squeakyc

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Read the story here:The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden–The 1878 notice is for the drowning of Alexander M. Gillies 21 and Peter Peden 22 who drowned on September 17th while duck hunting at night near Black Point in the lower Mississippi Lake.

Funeral notices and newspaper clippings of the Gillies family from Carleton Place. They date from 1878 to 1935.

The others all relate to other members of the Gillies family. Notices are for Mary C. Gillies, James Gillies, William Gillies, John Gillies, Eleanor Ackland wife of the late James Gillies, Ellen Gillies, Miss Christina Gillies, George Henry Gillies, Edna Mary Gillies and others.
They were a very prominent and important family in the Carleton Place area and were heavily involved in the lumber business, leaders in industrial growth and politics. This is a great piece of Lanark history and am sad to say it was being sold to the general public on EBay. The group lot never sold so I just wrote an email to the seller so hopefully I can get ahold of this and save it.
UPDATE– This is now been rescued and I should be getting it in a few days.. I had historical  nightmares about this.

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 and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)


For the Love of Money-Gillies Gilmours and the McLarens

Life Inside and Out the Gillies House –Photos 1910

The Gillies Home in the Ghost Town of Herron’s Mills

Ring Those Bells in Carleton Place– Wylie’s Woolen Mill

Channeling John Gillies

The Great Gatsby’s of Lanark County?

Fires in Carleton Place–James Gillies House

Spring at the Gillies Bridge

The Media Then and Now–Johnny Gillies Had a Gun

Other Lost Families

The Aitkenhead Family at 20 Frank Street in Carleton Place

Are These Memories Just for Ourselves? — The Family in a Box