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You Didn’t Need to Sell Whiskey to Make Money

You Didn’t Need to Sell Whiskey to Make Money

(The architectural beauty of the former Kemp Tavern owned by Susannah Kemp and her son John. The home was built in 1868 by Mr. Scott of Richmond. The ‘essence of a time that once was’ is captured in this Perpetua Quigley watercolour sketch and Haiku. The former tavern is now the home of Cabotto’s Restaurant on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville, Ontario.) CLICK here..

also read- Some Hazeldean Secrets.. Remember Chequers?

Most people have an idea that, rightly or wrongly, in the old days of the stopping places along the country roads, the keepers of these places made a lot more out of whiskey than they made from supplying meals and lodging to the wayfarers.

But in the opinion of Mr. Wm. Scott, of Old Chelsea, the hotelkeepers could have made a living without the sale of whiskey at all. He points out that in the early days when railroads were scarce everybody had to travel by the roads and everybody had to have horses to travel with. These horses had to be stabled.

The stables were a great source of profit to the old hotelkeepers. The stables seldom had an empty stall. It will be remembered that in the early days the hotelkeepers used to advertise their “stable accommodation.” They advertised “good yard and stabling.”

The hotel tables also paid well then. The standard price for a meal was 25 cents and at that price a meal used to pay. All kinds of food, especially meat and farm produce, was cheap. Mr. Scott maintains that while the liquor the hotelkeepers sold also paid them well, they could have done without it and have made a living.

Innisville Hotel- stands stands private hotel When an ex-railroader was charged with trespassing in Mud Lake, the court was held in a room of the Innisville Hotel. The conviction was registered and later it was quashed. Why? It was soon discovered it was illegal to use a”pub” as a court house. Here come da’ Judge! Read Back Where I came From — Innisville

The early hotel keepers sold liquor, partly for the protit, out largely because there was a demand for it. There were few people who did not “take something” fifty, sixty or seventy years ago, and consequently the stopping places had a demand for it.

There were two distilleries in operation in Carleton Place for several years. One of these was owned by Mr. Caleb Bellows and was situated where the Canada Lumber Company’s large mill once stood, near the north end of the dam. Read- Down by The Mississippi River with The Jessops

Twenty Two Dollars a Week and Mississippi Hotel Clippings

Clippings from the Lord Elgin Hotel — Babysitting and The Iron Curtain

Clippings of the Old Albion Hotel

Not Hogwarth’s —- It’s Hoggards of Ottawa! Besserer Street History

The Brunswick Hotel — The “dollar-a-day” Huckell Hotel — (Murphy-Gamble Limited)

From Carleton Place to “the Laff” — The Life and Times of Peter Prosser Salter

British Hotel Pakenham –Mrs. McFarlane

Hotels of Early Carleton Place

Did You Know we Once Had a Grand Hotel? The Grand Central Hotel

A Piece of Almonte History for Sale –A. H. Whitten- Almonte Hotel

The Almonte Hotel — 1990s More history

The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters —Part 29— The Shepherd’s Bush Ghost

The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters —Part 29— The Shepherd’s Bush Ghost

Years ago when Mr. Code was a small boy living at Innisville, near Carleton Place, he had a somewhat unnerving experience. One summer night, rather late. Mr. Code, then a youth of about 18, and his mother were driving home from Carleton Place in a buggy pulled by the old family mare. They had reached the middle of Shepherd’s bush (it is still there, though not so dense) when the mare topped In her tracks and showed signs of nervousness. The whip failed to make the animal move.

As Mr. Code and his mother looked ahead they saw approaching what looked like a streak of white. It looked like what a ghost might be expected to look like. As they stared, it disappeared. But soon the white streak reappeared closer. The horse began to shiver and back up (a sure sign of ghost, the boy thought). The next time the white streak appeared it was only about twenty feet in front of the horse and to the left side of the road.

When it was seen again it was going by the side of the buggy and a gruff voice said brusquely, “Good night.”

The “white streak ghost” turned out to be a *Mr. Joseph Doherty who was a music and singing teacher who taught classes in schools, churches, homes and town halls, etc., and was on his way home. This Mr. Doherty always made a practice of wearing a long white linen duster. Once the horse got a close-up look at Mr. Doherty it ceased to tremble and went ahead quietly.

The story, Mr. Code says, shows that even so called occult senses of horses cannot always be relied on.

The explanation of the white streak being seen now and again in that dark overhanging bush was that there were short breaks in the bush, and where the music teacher crossed the moonbeams which filtered through the bush, he was momentarily illuminated and assumed a ghostly appearance.

NAME:Joseph Doherty
RESIDENCE PLACE:Carleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
RELIGION:Church of England
NEIGHBOURS:View others on page
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:NameAgeJoseph Doherty71John C Doherty50Hannah Doherty40John A C Doherty5

Related reading

The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters – —Part 1

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 2– Perth Mill

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 3– Genealogy Ennis

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4a – Innisville the Beginning

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4b – Innisville — Coopers and “Whipping the Cat” 1860-1870

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4c – Innisville — Henry York and Johnny Code

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4d – Innisville — “How We did Hoe it Down”!

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 4e – Innisville — ‘Neighbours Furnished one Another with Fire’

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 5- Code Family– “Hawthorn Mill was a Failure, and the Same Bad Luck has Followed for at Least 50 Years”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 6- Code Family– “Almost everything of an industry trial character had vanished in Innisville in 1882”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 7- Code Family–“Thank God, no member of my family has disgraced me or the name!

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 8- Code Family– “We got a wool sack and put him inside and took him to the bridge”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 9- Code Family –“I had much trouble in saving myself from becoming a first class liar”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 10- Code Family – I conjured to myself: “You will know me later!” And Peter McLaren did.

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 11- Code Family –“I continued with bull dog tenacity for 12 years without salary”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 12- Code Family–“Had I the course to go over again I would evade outside responsibilities beyond my share, even if it cost more”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 13- Code Family–S. S. No. 17 Drummond, Innisville

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 14- Code Family–Letters from Mother Elizabeth Hicks

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

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 16- Code Family-“The fish would shoot back and forth and at time hit their legs causing them to fall”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 17- Code Family–“A reaper with the sickle and danced all night”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 18- Code Family–Family Records from the Family Bible

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 19- Code Family–“Michell was never known to have any money, excepting at or after tax sales”

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 20- Code Family–“Whither Are We Drifting?”– The Perth Public School

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 21- Code Family–Franktown Past and Present Reverend John May

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 22- Code Family–Field Day at “The Hill” (McDonald’s Corners)

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 23- Code Family–Brother John — John Code Goes West

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 24- Code Family– Built for the Love of his Life

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 25- Code Family– A Letter from Mother

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 26- Mary Rathwell and Eleanor Ennis

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 27- John Code and John Ennis

The Original Thomas Alfred Code and Andrew Haydon Letters — Part 28–I Didn’t Swindle Money from the Wampole & Co W.H. Brick

John Code of Perth and Wild Bill Hickock

When Newspapers Gossiped–David Kerr Innisville

Kerr or Ennis? More about the Innisville Scoundrel

What Went Wrong with the Code Mill Fire in Innisville?

Eadey vs Eadey vs Cooke — Bigamy in Innisville and Carleton Place

Eadey vs Eadey vs Cooke — Bigamy in Innisville and Carleton Place

The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
03 Apr 1907, Wed  •  Page 8

The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
10 Apr 1907, Wed  •  Page 8

1901 census– he is with wife 1-

Name:Alex Eddy
[Alex Eady
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Marital status:Married
Birth Date:19 Jul 1876
Birth Place:Ontario
Relation to Head of House:Husband
Immigration Year:1822
Self Employed:X
Hourly Wage:250
Months Employed Other:10
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
District:Lanark (North/Nord)
District Number:80
Sub-District Number:5
Family Number:6
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeAlex Eddy25Mary Eddy29Rosie Eddy7Gertie Eddy2

1906– he marries wife 2

Name:Alexi H Eady[Alexander H Eady]
Birth Year:abt 1876
Birth Place:Tp Drummond
Marriage Date:8 Oct 1906
Marriage Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Jno R Eady
Mother:Caroline Humphries Eady
Spouse:Catherine Cooke

1921 Census he is widowed and back up in Northern ONtario

Name:Alex[Alex Eady?]
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Marital Status:Widowed
Birth Year:abt 1876
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:13
Residence Street or Township:Head
Residence City, Town or Village:Head Maria & Clara
Residence District:Nipissing
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Head
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:No
Months at School:B6-00
Employment Type:4
Nature of Work:B
Municipality:Head Maria & Clara
Enumeration District:105
Sub-District:Head, Maria, Clara (Townships)
Sub-District Number:6
Home Owned or Rented:Rented
Monthly Rental:25
Class of House:Single House
Materials of Construction:Wood
Number of Rooms:10
Enumerator:Henry Beauchamp
District Description:Stonecliff Village, Mackeys Station, Two Rivers Village
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:11
Family Number:13

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tue, Apr 02, 1907 · Page 2
Kemptville Telegram
Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
04 Apr 1907, Thu  •  Page 2

Did He or Didn’t He Commit Bigamy? Scoundrel Andrew Whitten

James Watson– Bigamy and Shoes

Begging Your Husband for Forgiveness? What? What? What?

Even if it’s Convenient — You Can’t Marry Your Sister in law

  1. Sixteen Wives– What Do You Get? Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt
  2. I’m so Sick of that Same Old Love — Bigamous Relations in Lanark County
  3. James Watson– Bigamy and Shoes
  4. A Smith’s Falls “Frustrated Young Love’s Dream” Purdy vs Lenahan
  5. She Came Back! A Ghost Divorce Story
  6. One Night in Almonte or Was it Carleton Place?
  7. Bigamists? How About the Much Married Woman? One for the Murdoch Mystery Files
  8. The Wedding of Stanley Alexander Jackson and Margaret Elizabeth ForbesThe Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 15- Code Family–
  9. Love and Runaway Marriages
  10. Odd Ironic Wedding Stories –Or it was Almost Lonely ValleyMarriage Records Lanark County, Ontario, Canada–
  11. Names Names NamesTill Death Do Us Part in Lanark County?Taming of the Beckwith Shrew?
  12. A Smith’s Falls “Frustrated Young Love’s Dream” Purdy vs Lenahan
  13. Going to the Chapel? Hold on– Not so Fast!
  14. Another Episode in Spinsterdom–The Armour Sisters of Perth
  15. She Came Back! A Ghost Divorce Story
  16. Slander You Say in Hopetown? Divorce in Rosetta?
  17. Go Ask Alice – The Saga of a Personal Ad Divorce
  18. Bigamy–The Story of Ken and Anne and Debby and Cathy and…

“Sale” Fairs — Crops and Sometimes Fair Damsels

Clippings of St. John’s Church Innisville

Clippings of St. John’s Church Innisville
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
11 Oct 1911, Wed  •  Page 1

in 1888 St. George’s severed the connection with Almonte and became united with St. John’s Church at Boyd’s now known as St. John’s Church, Innisville. And for the first time the records state “that St. George’s Clayton and St. John’s Innisville, were made into a separate parish under the rectorship of Rev. John Osborne.”

St John’s Anglican Church, Innisville. Church was built in 1911.
Photo courtesy of Catherine and Joe Phelan, Perth, ON. File date is 29 August, 2009. Charles Dobie click

Parish of Mississippi Lake
October 23, 2017  · 
St John’s Innisville held a great yard sale this past weekend, with all sorts of treasures to be found. Thanks to Nancy, Jean, and Peter for their help and salesmanship!

Parish of Mississippi Lake
October 31, 2017  · 

On Sunday, St John’s Innisville hosted a fabulous concert by award-winning bluegrass band, Concession 23! Thanks to the talented musicians, faithful organizers, and toe-tapping audience for a great afternoon, enjoyed by all.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Aug 1973, Sat  •  Page 42

However in 1888 they severed the connection with Almonte and became united with St. John’s Church at Boyd’s now known as St. John’s Church, Innisville. And for the first time the records state “that St. George’s Clayton and St. John’s Innisville, were made into a separate parish under the rectorship of Rev. John Osborne.”

Perth Courier 1889

Innisville Inklings—Mrs. John Findlay and children of Deloraine, Manitoba, arrived to meet her friends last week in the County of Lanark, the place she was born and brought up. At present she is with her father John Kellough, Ramsay. She is a sister to Mrs. Sutherland, Boyd’s. Her husband was left behind but he sold his possessions in Manitoba and is now taking a trip to British Columbia. After he is through with his journeys he will return to meet his fair partner in life in this dear old home of his.

Innisville Inklings: Miss Murphy, a young lady of Wolfe Island, was visiting her brother-in-law Michael Grey for the past several weeks. She returned to her home last week. — Two boys of our own raising when called by name are Messrs. James Sullivan and Francis Lambert. These two sturdies have been farming near Grand Forks, Dakota for some years past. They give very satisfactory reports of their new home and claim that their success has been abundant. At present we are enjoying their visit but do not know how long they intend to stay.

Innisville Inklings: John Sutherland is this week visiting the place of his boyhood that is, in Gananoque. He was born there and I am sure he will feel small when he is shown the place where the notable event took place. — Mr. Samuel Rathwell, a young law student of Toronto University, son of John Rathwell, Esq., is now on his holiday visiting friends. — John Findlay son of John Kellough Ramsay, visited friends in this part last week. He sold his possessions in Manitoba and for the last several weeks was visiting at Gladstone, Man. He is now at Ottawa. — Arthur Jackson is for a spell freed from intense study and can now enjoy some relaxation. — Wesley Halfpenny, a relative to people in Boyd’s, is, I suppose, spending his vacation delightfully in the quiet part of the country. He is from below the capital.

Innisville Inklings: A grand time was spent last Wednesday, 26th Dec., in the hall at Innisville. The concert was got up in aid of the Sunday School of St. John’s and Trinity Churches. Mr. A. Code of Ottawa filled the responsible position of chairman and in a most acceptable style. The Messrs Bert of Almonte took part in the program. Beautiful choruses were sung by the Rathwells and Kinches; readings and recitations by Messrs R. Patterson, Carleton Place, T. Rathwell and F. Rathwell and many more taking part in the entertainment which proved a noble exercise.

Innisville Inklings: A happy evening was spent at the residence of J. Rathwell on New Year’s night. A large party of young folk were assembled together and had a splendid time. People cannot miss but enjoy themselves with our genial and illustrious reeve. He is so full of fun that he can make your sides ache laughing.

Innisville Inklings: Mr. John Sullivan sold his farm of 100 acres and all the stock except one team of horses to Mr. Thomas Ruttle, about a week ago, for $2,500.

Innisville Inklings: Mr. John Sullivan left last week for Harrisville, New York. The rest of the family left a week or so ago. The young folks of Ferguson’s Falls showed their love to the family by making some parties for them. We are sorry to miss friend Jack so if there is anything better on the other side of the line then what fair Lanark possesses then our ardent wish is that he may possess it. John was a good neighbor one who was always ready in time of need and one that we regret to lose.

Innisville Inklings: Mr. Thomas Willows has erected a rich and magnificent bronze colored Scotch granite monument to memorialize the departure of his beloved wife Mary Code Willows and his little son Milton Willows

Innisville Inklings: Mr. John Finlay, who has lately come from Manitoba and who has been visiting friends here and in other parts has, we understand, bought out the dairy business of Robert Lattimer, Carleton Place, and intends taking possession of said business on the 12th Feb.
Innisville Inklings: Miss Murphy, a young lady of Wolfe Island, was visiting her brother-in-law Michael Grey for the past several weeks. She returned to her home last week. — Two boys of our own raising when called by name are Messrs. James Sullivan and Francis Lambert. These two sturdies have been farming near Grand Forks, Dakota for some years past. They give very satisfactory reports of their new home and claim that their success has been abundant. At present we are enjoying their visit but do not know how long they intend to stay.

Innisville Inklings: Benjamin Murdoch, a former music teacher in this county wrote a letter lately to one of his friends in this part and in it he states his intention as follows: that he and his wife (formerly a young lady of Clayton) will come across the ocean next summer to visit

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The Deachman Brothers Revivals of Lanark County

Dont’ bring Home a Baptist Preacher!

Who Really Built the Baptist Church in Carleton Place?

Notes About The First Baptist Church in Perth

The Little White Country Church in Prestonvale- The Buchanan Scrapbooks

Another One Bites the Dust –In Memory of the Holiness Movement Church Building (Hornerites)

The Ramsay Free Church on the 8th Concession

More About Churches and Things Part 2

Robert M. More — Reformed Presbyterian Church of Almonte– By Sarah More

Miss Christena Dunlop –Teacher Church Street School

The Unbelievable History of the Cameronian Church

More Notations of Christ Church Ashton

The Church On the Hill in the Middle of Hood

Everything You Wanted to Know About Auld Kirk

Before and After — Auld Kirk

Old Churches of Lanark County

Another Example of Local Random Acts of Kindness- Zion Memorial United Church

The Beckwith Baptist Church

Hallelujah and a Haircut —Faces of St. James 1976

What did Rector Elliot from St. James Bring Back from Cacouna?

The Emotional Crowded Houses– St. James

A Sneeze of a Tune from St. Andrew’s Church in Carleton Place

Let The Church Rise– A Little History of St. James Anglican Church

Dugald Campbell –Memories of Ramsay Township and Almonte–Ministers Hunters and Schools

St. Andrew’s United Church

Clayton United Church Quilt Fran Cooper

And They Kept Singing in Church While it was on Fire

In Memory of David Scharf — Almonte United Church Tragedy

The Almonte Fire 1955– Almonte United Church

St. Peter’s Celestine Church Pakenham

PAKENHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1897– $338.50 on the Cornerstone?

Did You Know the Ashton Anglican Church Dates Back to 1845?

Lanark’s First Church in the Middle of the Forest

At Church on Sunday Morning From the Pen of Noreen Tyers

The Remains of the Bethel Methodist Church

For the Love of St. Andrew’s– 130th Anniversary

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

Notes About The First Baptist Church in Perth

Smith’s Falls and District Baptist Church

Memories of The Old Church Halls

Tales From the Methodist Church in Perth

Knox Church– McDonald’s Corners

The Littlest Church in Ferguson Falls

Another Example of Local Random Acts of Kindness- Zion Memorial United Church

St. Augustine’s Church and Christ Church

Another Example of Local Random Acts of Kindness- Zion Memorial United Church

Samuel Rathwell Geneaology– Looking for Information

Samuel Rathwell Geneaology– Looking for Information
Samuel Rathwell
1802Bunclody, County Wexford, Ireland
26 Aug 1886 (aged 83–84)Innisville, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Saint John’s Anglican Cemetery
Innisville, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
114973446 · View Source

Greg Drew sent this inquiry

Sam Rathwell of the Lanark Area do you know alot about him?–Greg Drew

Note..Bunclody (formerly Newtownbarry) is on the boundary of County Carlow and County Wexford. Current research indicates that Samuel may have been born in the Bunclody AREA, but in County Carlow.

Samuel Rathwell, son of William and Susanna Rathwell, baptized 13 February 1803 St. Paul’s Church Kildavin, Barragh, County Carlow Ireland.

Samuel Rathwell
Birthplace:Bun Cloidi, Wexford, Leinster, Ireland
Death:August 26, 1886 (83-84)
Innisville, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:Son of William Rathwell and Susan Rathwell
Husband of Jane Rathwell
Father of William RathwellEdward J RathwellSarah Ann RathwellSamuel RathwellElizabeth Jane Rathwell and 6 others
Brother of Martha JamesWilliam RathwellSusan RathwellBenjamin RathwellJames RathwellJohn Wesley RathwellAbel RathwellElizabeth FennelMary Rathwell and Thomas Rathwell «

1881 census

Name:Samuel Rathwell
Marital status:Married
Birth Year:1803
Religion:Church of England
District Number:111
District:Lanark South
Sub-District Number:I


According to family researchers, William was the brother of John Rothwell

William Rathwell

BIRTH1768County Wexford, Ireland
DEATH19 Nov 1854 (aged 85–86)Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
BURIALBoyd’s Methodist CemeteryBoyds, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID118290083 · View Source

Family Members




Mr. Samuel Rathwell, a young law student of Toronto University, son of John Rathwell, Esq., is now on his holiday visiting friends.  — Perth Courier December 28, 1888

Related reading

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 26- Mary Rathwell and Eleanor Ennis

The Leland and Rathwell Hotels on Bridge Street

The Falcon History and Hockey– Comments from the Readers

The Falcon History and Hockey– Comments from the Readers
Thanks Ron Black— Ron Black
12 hrs ·
Falcon Restaurant Hwy 7.,1967….

Jennifer HindriksenI grew up on this road and my Mom worked there. My sister’s and I were always there.

Gail Sheen-MacDonaldThe Falcon was on the way to our cottage in Innisville. We stopped there ofen.

Wilma Hurdis-BoughnerWorked there when Jim and Matilda MacFarlane owned it. My aunt and uncle.

Wendy Tilley John CorneilBest cheeseburgers around!!!

Sherri IonaUsed to walk by on the way home to the farm at Montgomery Shores, and occasionally get a treat, from SS#1 Ramsey School.

Cheryl Claire DeforgeIt was our meeting place for my parents cousins then off to a wicked night of card games!When you went inside the door I believe there was a booth to seat in. Also there was a young boy about my age always running around?

John MontreuilI remember going there with my buddy Norm Brown to fill up his moms VW. She gave him $50 dollar bill and Norm told her he put $50 in gas in the VW bug. Norms mom knew it would only hold about $25 and docked his allowance the other $25

Lawrie SweetMy mom ,dad and sister would stop there in the sixty’ s for ice cream and candy ..even my son seems to remember going in early 80s is that possible? ..wish it was still there ..The Falcon..🚗 wow glad to have a picture thanks

Cindy NewmanI can remember walking there as a kid.

Brenda Voyce MunroAfter the Mississippi we, would heard to the Falcon, for a feast , to soak up all that booze.. lol

Kurt BigrasSpent a lot of Friday and Saturday nights there .

Susan McNeely WaughFrank Quinn our bus driver would let us kids off the bus to grab ice cream for the drive home! Lots of memories!

Bentley HoltschneiderThe Lemieux family ran the Falcon in the 80’s…Allan served the pumps for fuel. He was the best!

Sherri IonaThe Falcon was the closest store to our farm growing up. When we hiked across the fields to school, it was the half way point.

Kathy LoweWe have fond memories of the Falcon. It was a wonderful service in the area. The McCreary factory was called the IXL because the farmer co-op who owned it wanted it to excell all other factories. Ray has remembers helping his dad to make cheese there.

Norma MorrowYes I remember Jim & Matilda. Matilda was a wonderful lady & a survivor of the Holocaust. She showed me the tattoo on her arm.

Nancy James Watkinsbest memory of the Falcon ……the bar stools that spun

Joann VoyceI believe the Falcon was built by my Great Uncle Dan Miller

Stan CarterA great place to eat on the midnight shift…

Ross MarshallI worked there in 59 and the 60. For Jimmy Mcfarland

collection Linda Seccaspina

Richard DulmageFalcon Reataurant #7 owned at one time by Paul Mckay

Lesley Leigh HurdisMy uncle jimmy owned at one time as well

Drew SoikieThe Rathwell’s also ran it near the end

Dan WilliamsI remember leaving the Queens at last call on the night before duck hunting season opened and stopping at the Falcon for a bite to eat on our way to the blind in Cinch’s bay and then again on our way home.

Dave WhiteThey sponsored a hockey team in the Lanark Senior League back in the 60’s. The Falcons had players from Innisville, Scotch Corners and Carleton Place. Fun team in a rough tough league.

Lila Leach-JamesDave White did the Purdy boys not play for the Falcons… think I have an old photo around somewhere.

Llew LloydDave White I played on that team for a short time.The movie slap shot had nothing on that league

David McNeelyLlew Lloyd They sponcered a broom ball team as well.I think it was the early 70s.I think Charlie Purdy was on the team.

Dave White-Lila Leach-James I think they did. The guys I remember were Ron and Don Cummings, Doug Menzies, and Eddie Lafferty from Innisville, George Gardiner, Orville Cook, Doug Weir, Charlie James from Scotch Corners, Ken McNeely and Clarence Bowes. Fred Code I remember played with a green ball cap on.

Ted hurdis photo–The mighty Falcon Restaurant peewee ‘s

Lila Leach-JamesDave White My hubby Alf played in Lanark and Brandt Purdy in early 70’s….Alf and Brandt both worked for Bell Canada but Charlie and Brandt both played hockey for The Falcon so they invited Alf!

Jacqueline BrandinoDave White my dad was Doug Weir.I absolutely love the pictures of him as a goalie, with his leather pads and wooden stick.Amazing!!And he was a great goalie from what I’ve been told

Dave WhiteJacqueline Brandino I went to the games with my parents as a kid. They had a great team and I remember your Dad making some amazing saves. Excellent goalie.

Jacqueline Brandino
February 29, 2020  · 

Ted WalshJacqueline Brandino That was ’69-’70, I was working in Kingston then and came up for every game. Back row was Dave (Skitter) Scott, Ted Walsh, Keith (Casey) McNeely, Clarence (Milt) Bowes and Lorrie Rintoul. Middle row had Punch McCullough, ???, ???, Brian Bigras, ???, ???..Front row was Jean LeBlanc, ???, Charlie Purdy, Doug Weir and ???…Can anyone add more names?

Tom EdwardsCharlie McVeigh had it with Durrell Stubinski at the end I think. Bill White myself and a couple others worked there for a summer and a bit.

Tom EdwardsThey used to bootleg. I remember my mom telling me one time that my dad thought he was calling Jim for a case of beer and he had called the police station. The numbers were almost the same lol.

Llew LloydThe Bollegraff family sp.? ran it when I was in my later years in High School. Carla was a cheerleader in 65.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02 Apr 1969, Wed  •  Page 52

Mary Ann GagnonLlew Lloyd yep! Carla, Jean and Joan Baker,Honey Blaine,Marsha Fournier,Melinda Doyle and me!

Llew Loyd-Mary Ann Gagnon Bonnie says Carla and most of the family moved out west when they sold the restaurant, but an older sister became a nurse in Ottawa

Joan StearnsJerry’s first job was at the Falcon Restaurant working for Jimmy and Matilda McFarlane when he was 15 yrs old, Donnie Wilson got him that job .

Bett WatsonMy husband and our best friends ate breakfast there on Sat Sept 26, 1970 the day we got married. We were out there a lot.

Merrill ElliottFalcon was our friday supper stop on the way to mccloughs camp ground as a kid

Dan RathwellI think it was a gas station/restaurant during my families run….I know my mom was a server there. I think the Trading Post came about after them…during the 80’s

Linda Seccaspina–The Book Galery was its last tennant and it burnt down

Tina LaRocqueI wanna say I think I remember something about books being there but I cant be 100% sure. Still too bad they tore it down.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Sep 2002, Wed  •  Page 31

 The Falcon Carleton Place Memories—Approximately 50 years ago, my older Sister Beatrice Gibson, my younger sister, Carol (Gibson) Brownlee, and I worked for Shirley and Warner at the Falcon Restaurant near Carleton Place. If was first time summer jobs for Carol and I, and we really appreciated the generosity of Shirley and Warner. Quite often, they would drive us home to Lammermoor, after a full day of work on Saturday – not many employers do that. Shirley reconnected with Beatrice a few years ago, and Carol and I had a chance to visit her on one of those occasions. It was so nice to see her after so many years, and she was still her jolly self with lots of interesting conversation. Shirley was an amazing woman and will certainly be missed. Posted by Norma Ennis 

Sandra Sanderson
December 2, 2020  · 

simpler times…..wonderful memories!

Breathtaking Bargains and Jukebox Favourites at The Falcon on Highway 7

Questions on the McCreary Settlement and the IXL Cheese Factory

The Old Fashioned Carleton Place Picnic Tackberry Hill? McCreary’s Creek?

Did you Know? Bet You Didn’t!

and this is what it is today

Miss Jennie Doyle Twin Sister of Lizzie Doyle

Miss Jennie Doyle Twin Sister of Lizzie Doyle

From the November 16, 1888 Courier:  

Innisville Inklings—There died on the 6th Nov., at her residence in the vicinity of Ferguson’s Falls Miss Jennie Doyle, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Doyle and twin sister of Miss Lizzie Doyle.  A few years ago the deceased taught school at Pembroke for two years and was dearly loved among her scholars, trustees and companions and all who knew her loved her as one of themselves.  Just the day before her death one of the trustees came to see her and when taken into the sickroom burst into tears and sobbed out “poor Jennie, poor Jennie”. 

After she stopped teaching at Pembroke she came home and attended for quite a while the Perth Collegiate Institute.  A year ago last New Year she took charge of the school at Ferguson’s Falls in apparently good health but she did not teach long till she became afflicted with a bad cold that she could not get rid of but which brought on something else.  She gave up school in April of that year and began doctoring.  The doctor said that a matter had gathered in her left lung and had reached such maturity as to prevent it being taken away.  She gradually became weaker and weaker until at 4:00 on Tuesday morning last when all was silent because she ceased to breathe any more.  The funeral sermon which was most appropriate was preached by her priest the Rev. Father O’Donohue.  Her sisters, brothers and parents say:

We loved her much, we loved her well

We loved her, Ah! No tongue can tell.

God loved her too, and He thought best,

To take her tome with Him to rest.

U.S.S. No. 8 Lanark & S.S. No. 19 Drummond
1106 Ferguson Falls Road, Ferguson Falls

Name:Jennie Doyle
Birth Date:abt 1866
Birth Place:Lanark Tp, Ontario
Death Date:6 Nov 1888
Death Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Religion:Roman Catholic
Cause of Death:Consumption (Lungs)

Glory Days of Almonte– Michael Doyle

More Memories of Rossie Doyle

Leo Doyle of the Leland Hotel in Carleton Place –Calling All Doyles

Genealogy — Hello From Calgary— Hughes Innisville

Genealogy — Hello From Calgary— Hughes Innisville

I descend from James McAlister and Mary More. James McAlister (Sr. or Jr.) had the west 1/2 of Lot 18, Concession 7, Ramsay Township.

I THINK James McAlister and Gavin McAlister (of the 8th concession) may have been brothers, and I believe that Janet McAlister, who married Robert Peacock, may have been their sister. Still working out that angle.

I’m also related to the Coburns of Pembroke, Lowes of Pakenham and McDowells of Shawville.) —KH McAlister

Feb 26 1909– Almonte Gazette

KH- I found these things and thought you might like them for your research

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Feb 1911, Fri  •  Page 3
The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
20 Feb 1909, Sat  •  Page 1
The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
06 Jul 1911, Thu  •  Page 1

Lanark County 1869

Vol 1, pg 289 – James ANDERSON, 26, blacksmith, Beckwith, Innisville, s/o Matthew & Fanny, married Mary MORRIS, 20, Beckwith, Innisville, d/o Thomas & Mary Ann, witn: Robert HUGHES of Innisville, 6 Nov 1869 at Perth

Innisville Ontario school students, 1888, in which there are several McCoy children named.
This picture was taken about 1888 at the Innisville School and includes some adults from the community as well as the regular school children and some younger ones who had not yet started in school. Standing on the platform: Fred Clifford, W.H. Churchhill, Mrs. Margaret Code, Kate Jackson, Eliza Code, Dorcas Butler, Kate Hughes, Emma Ruttle, Mary E. Code, Selena York, Rose Burns. On the Steps: Tom Dial, Stella Way, not known, Annabel Hughes, Carrie Hughes Lily Hughes, Ida
Belle Crampton, Maggie Crampton, Verda Hughes, Maggie McCoy, – McCoy. Standing: Betty Dial, Esther Jackson, not known. Bertha Crampton, Eva Code, – Hopkins, the Crampton twins (Margaret & George). Front Row: Hugh McKim, Ernie Ruttle, Will Crampton, George Code, Eddie Martin, Lloyd Moore, – Lowe, Will Hughes, Gladys Code and her cousin from Perth, Jack Code (sitting), Norma Code (sitting), Arthur Code, Edmund Code, not known, Bertha Moore, 2 McCoy sisters.”
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 Dec 1897, Thu  •  Page 2

Perth Courier, October 10, 1873

Hughes—Died at Innisville on Wednesday  of malignant puerperal pock (?), Christy Ann, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Hughes, aged 22.

Hughes—Died at the same place and of the same cause on Wednesday the 1st inst., the beloved wife of Mr. John Hughes, aged 22.

Perth Courier October 17, 1873

Hughes—Died, at Innisville on the 2nd October, Christy Ann, beloved wife of  Mr. Robert Hughes aged 22 years.  At the same time and place, on 8th Oct., Catherine, beloved wife of Mr. John Hughes, aged 22 years.  Cut off in the morning of life and much domestic happiness, the deceased (unreadable word) have left a blank in the circle of their relatives and friends; but the bereavement to their kindred is their individual gain, for full of glorious hope of immortality through Christ they have passed into endless rest.  It was our privilege to witness day by day the gradual overthrow of their strength and beauty to the onset of that terrible disease, while a deep conviction forced itself upon us that at least death had no sting and we felt that it was good for us to be present.  A hallowed scene awaited us at Katy’s deathbed and the impression left upon our hearts we acknowledge to have been indeed solemn and salutary.  With a heaving breast we watched her patient endurance under much physical suffering; her calm fortitude when she meekly exclaimed when told when there was no hope of recovery “Thy will, not mine, be done” and as her gentle spirit hovered in the boundaries of another world and life and its attachments were fading fast from her earthly gaze, we saw it in fancy win its way through infinite space to join the band of ransomed ones around the throne.  The last interview between Katy and her friends cannot lightly be forgotten.  When the shadow of the dark valley was closing around her, when all that made life dear was becoming indistinct in the gloom of approaching dissolution—she breathed an eternal farewell to her friends, admonishing each one solemnly to meet her beyond the shining river in the New Jerusalem, where there is no more sorrow or parting—where God shall wipe away all tears and Christ shall be all in all.

Lloyd Hughes Carleton Place Grocer

So Where Was that Sign? MacGregor’s Body Shop — Hughes Grocery — Asselstine and Shwerdtfeger’s

Carleton Place Business–Lloyd Hughes List

Feathers in the Dusk of Night-Hughes Island

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

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

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

The Story of a Local Family -Finlayson- Richard Finlayson

The Story of a Local Family -Finlayson- Richard Finlayson

Aunt Lucinda May Raeburn is in the middle. My grandfather Charles is on the left next to his father James. Catherine (Ruttle) Finlayson is holding my Great Uncle Edgar. I hope to find the location of their farm and would like to know if the home still exists. _ Rick Finlayson (see history below)

Thank you to Rick’s wife Kathleen Finlayson for joining us together.

Text by Richard Finlayson

This all started with my 32 year old corporate attorney daughter visiting us this weekend. My 88 year-old mother, Gloria, had recently given me the Finlayson family portrait above which we believe was taken in 1917.  That was a year that the Spanish flu was devastating North America and it allowed me to give my daughter a historical perspective and how it relates to Covid 19.  She was to be married in Chicago in May but we have postponed the wedding to next year. I told her the stories of the people in the photo.  Your home, Springside Hall in Carleton Place, was a prominent piece of May Raeburn’s (Finlayson) story.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24 Jul 1913, Thu  •  Page 10

(Editor’s note– there was a dry spell in 1913 only to have it finally rain on July 25, 1913 the day after the fire. On the 26th there was a hail storm but no damages recorded. “The dry spell has been broken”– Almonte Gazette July 1913 (see more in ‘history’)

My grandfather, Charles Mitchell Finlayson was born in 1898 and grew up on a farm in Lanark. He was the oldest of six children. He left the Finlayson family farm and attended the University of Toronto graduating from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1922.  At that time his goal was to be a doctor but he needed to study an extra year and did not have the funds to complete that extra year. He immigrated to the United States after marrying my grandmother, Gladys Rogers, who was working as a piano teacher and model in Toronto. I actually have some of her work from a Toronto newspaper. She really was quite beautiful.

They had one child, my father, Charles Albert Finlayson who was born in 1930. Gladys Finlayson passed away in 1952 and my grandfather was heartbroken.  I have always felt a deep spiritual connection to my grandfather who passed away in 1961 from a heart attack after running his own pharmacy (with a soda fountain) in Detroit,Michigan.

Rowntree - KitKat - Kit Kat - 10-cent candy bar wrapper - … | Flickr

I am one of three brothers and my memory of our grandfather was one of him being incredibly kind and he loved playing with us and sneaking chocolate Kit Kat bars when our parents weren’t looking. When he passed away, my parents learned from his customers that for years  (especially during the depression) he would nurse patients in the back of his store who couldn’t afford to see a doctor. He had actually set some broken bones and in his own way was an urban country doctor.

As a child I remember visiting Carleton Place at least four times. My parents had a small travel trailer and we would camp on the shores of the Mississippi River. We would rent a boat and fish during the day.  The fishing there was always phenomenal and my brothers and I were always in competition to catch the biggest and the most perch.

This photo was taken in the summer of 1948 by my father  (Charles) who would have been 18 years old at the time. We think that is George Raeburn on the porch. 

 Your home Springside Hall on Lake Ave. East was one that leaves a lifelong impression. In my mind it was a mansion. The fine woodworking and huge porch with the large front yard was awe-inspiring!  My Aunt May was a very prim and proper woman and she had dinners in the formal dining room. She would serve with fine china and silver and linen napkins (serviettes?) Our mother would give us instructions on how to be gentlemen, something we were definitely not used to! To be honest, it felt like we were visiting the Queen and King of England.  I remember there being a secret stairway that was almost like a tunnel ( more on that tomorrow).  For a child that house would be an amazing place. 

I am a very recently retired Captain for American Airlines. My very first flight for American took me to Ottawa and I was amazed that there is an intersection on a primary airway named Lanark.  I could feel the spiritual connection every time I flew over that intersection knowing that all of my Finlayson relatives are there.  Every flight out of Chicago for the next 33 years on my way to London or somewhere else in Europe brought the memories of Carleton Place. 

Heritage Carleton Place
Carleton Place as Rick would remember it.. Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Can You Fix Downtown Carleton Place by Rebranding? An Op-Ed ...
Carleton Place today Photo- Linda Seccaspina

In 2007 you ( Linda Seccaspina) and I came very close to meeting in person. I had taken a motorcycle trip of Ontario with a group of friends. We overnighted in Ottawa and my friends stayed up late in the Casino there. I got up early by myself and rode highway 7 in an attempt to find the cemetery where my relatives are all buried. My wife and I attended a family reunion in 1981 in Carleton Place and had visited the church where the cemetery was located. I could not find it. I stopped in a Mom and Pop gas station on the edge of town and filled my motorcycle. I asked the man who took my money if he knew of a church that is close by that had an adjoining cemetery . He said, “Yes, you passed one on the way in and  it sits off the road at the top of the curve.  Are you looking for a grave there?” I said, ” Yes, all of my relatives are buried there.” “Whats the last name?” I said Finlayson.  He smiled and said,” Oh yes we know of them. That’s the right one.”

Boyd's Methodist Cemetery in Boyds, Ontario - Find A Grave Cemetery
Boyd’s cemetery

I was amazed that he knew of my family. It made me feel instantly at home. I rode over to the Boyds cemetery and visited with all the members of my family buried there. I sat there on a beautiful sunny day watching the butterflies flying around the headstones and I could feel their spirits. My great Uncle Edgar (my grandfather’s  youngest brother) had been buried there in 1991. I sat there for an hour contemplating. I then got on my motorcycle and rode in to Carleton Place. It had changed so much since 1981. I was determined to find your home if it still existed.

I knew that finding the railroad track was key to my finding Springside Hall. I found the track and parked my Harley and started walking. When I found your home I gasped. It was the home but it looked so different from my memory, the architecturally correct addition you had built was amazing. Of course the limestone fencing threw me for a loop. I walked slowly around the perimeter taking in the home. I stood at the front gate and admired your English garden and the front of Aunt May’s old home. I hadn’t noticed you gardening and when you stood up it startled me as I could tell I probably startled you. I uttered a quick hello and kept walking. An tall American standing and staring at a house in motorcycle garb could be disconcerting at the least. I went back to my bike and rode past your house once more. I told my wife I was a bit angry at myself for not asking the woman in the garden if you knew of my Aunt May and Uncle George. I am thankful to know that you do.

Kind regards,

Rick Finlayson 

Tomorrow!!!–The Case of the Disappearing Back Staircase — Springside Hall — Finlayson Series

When we bought the house in 1981 it was important for me to know about the history and it has taken me years and years to find out. I was lucky to meet May Reaburn at the Fairview Manor with Muriel Simpson one Saturday afternoon in 1982. We did not have cell phones in the 80s and wish I had taken a photo– but we just didn’t do that in those days. I was having a tea at my house and I thought it would be wonderful if May came. Mary Cook and the neighbourhood ladies were going to be there and I knew she would enjoy it. Alas she got sick that day and could not come. I never saw her again, except when I went to her funeral. I was also fortunate to meet Edgar Finlayson a few times also. Thanks to Rosemary Sarsfield our local Clayton and Mississippi Mills historian and author of we found the farm. (author of Clayton history-Whispers From the Past-Clayton Store, Millstreet Books in Almonte and from rose@sarsfield.ca of we found the farm)

Richard Finlayson

 I believe this is a picture of my great grandparents farm home  (James and Catherine Agnes FInlayson) in Ramsey, Ontario taken by my father in 1948. Richard Finlayson

Richard Finlayson
We just put together that this must be the same house that my father took a picture of in 1948. Guessing that my grandfather must have grown up here. I hope this house still stands.

I hope to find the location of their farm and would like to know if the home still exists. _ Rick Finlayson

I found the original farm was lost in a fire in a 1913 fire. Clippings below

Almonte Gazette July 26 1913

Thanks to Rosemary Sarsfield historian and author of Clayton history-Whispers From the Past-Clayton Store, Millstreet Books in Almonte and from rose@sarsfield.ca of we found the farm

After a very successful book launch my... - Clayton Ontario ...
Rose Mary Sarsfield from Almonte High School - Classmates

The one in Bowland’s cemetery would be my uncle Tom Finlayson. He was married to my father’s sister Annie Richards… I should know where they lived but will have to look it up. It was on the Old Perth Road but we were down there a couple of weeks ago and I could not see the old house. I actually was never there when I was young because my aunt was dead before I was born and I think Uncle Tom lived with one of his nephews. They only had one child Meda and she died when she was five.

So here is the land info:Charles and James Finlayson had WLot 8 Con 2 Ramsay and All of Lot !0 Con 2 There may have been two Charles, I am not sure, but Lot 10 went from Charles to James and then to Edgar who was unmarried. My uncle Tom was a brother of Edgar and Tom owned WLot 10 Con 3 Ramsay.–Thanks to Rosemary Sarsfield historian and author of Clayton history-Whispers From the Past-Clayton Store, Millstreet Books in Almonte and from rose@sarsfield.ca of we found the farm.

Ramsay Township,
Lanark County, Ont.
1918 Directory

Names are listed in the order published — most of them are in alphabetical order by first letter only, but some may be completely out of order. Please use the “Search” function of your browser to look for all occurrences of a name. Obvious errors have been noted at the end of the line [in square brackets], but numerals, especially “5” and “6”, are sometimes impossible to tell apart in the photocopies.


  1. Almonte
  2. Appleton
  4. Blakeney
  5. Clayton
  6. Carleton Place

NAME                No  P.O. DES. CON.  LOT
Aiken John           1   1    O   12      2
Aikenhead Matthew    2   1    O    9  10-11
Aitken James Jr.     3   1    O   12      2
Aitken James         4   2    O   11      1
Aitken Duncan        5   1    O   10     14
Allen William        6   1    O    8     15
Anderson Wm.         7   1    O    8     12
Andrews John         8   1    O    9     13
Armstrong Wm.        9   1    O   10     21
Armstrong John W.   10   1    T    6     24
Arthur Orel         11   4    O   11     26
Arthur Thos. S.     12   1    O    8      5
Arthur James M.     13   6    O    1      5
Arthur Wm. G.       14   1    O   10     24
Bain Daniel Jr.     15   1    O    3     16
Bain Daniel Sr.     16   1    O    4     16
Baird Robert M.     17   2    O   10      3
Barr Thomas         18   5    O    2     23
Barker James A.     19   4    O   10     25
Barker Robert       20   1    O    7     21
Barker Alex.        21   4    O    9     27
Bell Edgar          22   2    O    8      3
Bellamy John E.     23   5    O    2     23
Bickford W. H.      24   1    O    9     13
Bingham Oswald      25   4    O   10     26
Black John          26   2    O   10      3
Black Daniel J.     27   1    O    5     10
Blaney Walter       28   1    O   12      9
Boaz Charles        29   5    O    2     22  [name might be "Boes"]
Bowes John          30   1    O    8     22
Bowes James         31   1    O    7     15
Bowes Thomas        32   1    O    7     11
Bowland H. M.       33   5    O    1     17
Bowland Wm. J.      34   6    O    3      1
Brydges Charles     35   1    O   12     10
Brydges Wllbert     36   1    O   12     12
Buchanan John A.    37   4    O   10     25
Buchanan G. W.      38   2    O   10      2
Bulger Justis       39   5    O    1     22
Burke Charles       40   1    O    8     19
Burns Wm. J. [?]    41   6    T    6      5  [possibly a second blotted initial]
Camelon James       42   1    T    7     16
Camelon Arch        43   1    T    7     17
Camelon David       44   6    O    4      6
Camelon David       45   1    T    7     19
Camelon John        46   4    T    9     24
Cannon John         47   1    O    7     12
Carnochan Wm.       48   1    T    8     21
Carnohan Robert     49   6    O    3      7
Cavers Edgar        50   2    O   12      4
Chapman Joseph      51   1    O    8      6
Chapman George T.   52   6    O    8      4
Cochrane Alex. A.   53   1    T    7     22
Cochrane Peter      54   1    O    6     23
Cochrane Wm. L.     55   1    O    5     24
Code Matthew        56   6    O    2      7
Coleman Wm.         57   6    O    8      6
Colquhoun Arch      58   1    T   11     21
Corkery James       59   1    O    3     10
Coulter Charles     60   5    O    2     25
Cox Wm.             61   4    T    9     25
Cox W. H.           62   6    O    7      3
Craig Thos. Sr.     63   1    T    8     18
Craig Adams         64   1    O   10     11
Cunningham John     65   6    O    7      1
Curtis Thomas       66   6    T    1      6
Darling Fred A.C.   67   1    O   11     16
Devine Edward       68   6    O    9      2
Devine Hugh B.      69   6    O    7      7
Dezell James        70   6    O    1      1
Doherty Ernest      71   1    O   10     13
Donaldson David     72   6    T    7      4
Doucett Geo. H.     73   6    O    3      5
Dowdall Jas. E.     74   2    O   10      3
Dowdall Hiram       75   6    O    3      6
Dowdall Charles     76   6    O    2      3
Drummond Sam        77   1    O   12      9
Drynan James        78   1    O    9      7
Drynan John         79   1    O   10     15
Drynan Wm. J.       80   5    O    3     27
Drynan James        81   5    O    2     26
Duncan Edmund       82   1    O   11     10
Duncan Alex. S.     83   1    O   10     11
Duncan Wm. J.       84   1    O   11      9
Dunlop W. G.        85   1    O    1     16
Elliott Philip J.   86   1    O    1     13
Erskine John L.     87   5    O    1     23
Evans Richard       88   5    T    2     22
Evans Abraham       89   5    O    1     20
Fenlon John         90   4    O   10     25
Finlayson Thos. W.  91   1    O    2      8
Finlayson Chas.     92   1    O    2     10

James Finlayson was born on May 9 1866, in Ramsay Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada. Catherine was born on September 21 1867, in Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.Charles had 5 siblings: Verna Agnes Finlayson, Thomas Albert Finlayson and 3 other siblings. 

Charles married Gladys Irene Finlayson (born Rogers) on Wednesday January 14,1925, at age 26 in York, Ontario. Gladys was born in 1906, in Bristol, Somerset, England.They had one son: Charles A. Finlayson.

1087-25 Charles Mitchell FINLAYSON, 26, druggist, Ontario, 51 Harcourt Ave., s/o James FINLAYSON (b. Ont) & Catherine Agnes RUTTLE, married Gladys Irene ROGERS, 18, music teacher, England, 34 Wiley Ave., d/o Albert ROGERS (b. England) & Daisy Lydia TONKIN, witn: James R. GARVIN of 85 Boulton Ave & Evelyn UNDERWOOD of 20 Earlscourt Ave., 14 Jan 1925

8260-97 John M. FINLAYSON, 33, farmer, Ramsay twp., Drummond twp., s/o Charles FINLAYSON & Mary SMITH, married Maria A. RUTTLE, 33, Drummond, same, d/o Thomas RUTTLE & Lucinda MARTIN, witn: Charles FINLAYSON of Ramsay twp & Emma RUTTLE of Drummond, 28 April 1897 at Drummond twp

6638-95 (Lanark Co): James FINLAYSON, 29, farmer, Ramsay twp., same, s/o Charles & Mary, married Catherine RUTTLE, 28, Drummond, same, d/o Thomas & Lucinda, witn: John M. FINLAYSON of Almonte & Maria RUTTLE of Innisville, 23 Oct 1895 at Drummond twp

#006650-95 (Lanark Co): Thomas R. WATCHORN, 23, yeoman, Lanark twp., same, s/o Henry WATCHORN & Nancy TAYLOR, married Mary A. FINLAYSON, 16, Lanark twp., same, d/o William FINLAYSON & Amelia CUNNINGHAM, witn: Ethel CODE of Carleton Place & Charlie FINLAYSON of Ramsay twp., 13 Nov 1895 at Lanark twp

James Finlayson– Boyd’s Cemetery Drummond

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Jan 1991, Fri  •  Page 65

S.S. No. 14 Ramsay – Greig’s School

In 1826, a long builting was found on Rea’s lot. Early teachers, Mr. Huggart and Joseph Rea, lived in a house in Greig’s field. James Greig sold one quarter acre on the eighth line, Lot 10, Concession 7, Ramsay for $4.00 and  a frame building was put up. Andrew Greig sold another quarter acre of land in 1878 to enlarge the school grounds. Mrs. Pearl McCann created history when she became the first married female teacher in 1942. When S.S. No. 5 only had 5 pupils, the Board decided to amalgamate the two schools from 1945-1947. In 1963, the school was destroyed by fire and students had to temporarily attend S.S. No. 2 Ramsay. On June 30, 1960, many former students and teachers celebrated the 100th anniversary of the school. In 1970, pupils from S.S. No. 14 moved to Naismith Memorial in Almonte and the school property was sold to Edgar Finlayson for $4,500.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 Jul 1983, Sat  •  Page 65

The Grieg School– The Fire and Mrs. Pearl McCann

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
05 Jul 1976, Mon  •  Page 30
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 May 1922, Sat  •  Page 3
Finlayson – Richards(10 September 1924)A charming wedding was solemnized at St. George’s church, Clayton, on Wednesday of this week, the ceremony taking place at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. At that hour, Mr. Thos. W. Finlayson, a prosperous young farmer of the 2nd line of Ramsay, led to the altar Miss Alice Annie Richards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Richards, who reside a couple of miles or so from the groom’s home. Mr. H. E. Goode, of Ottawa, was groomsman, while Miss Rath, a cousin of the bride, gracefully performed the duties of bridesmaid. Rev. Robt. Turley, incumbent of the church, tied the Gordian knot in the presence of relatives of both families and a number of personal friends. At the conclusion of the ceremony an adjournment was made to the home of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous wedding dinner awaited them, which was done full justice to. At the conclusion a couple of hours or so were spent in pleasant social intercourse, and later the newly wedded couple repaired to their home, accompanied by the goof wishes of the company for a long and prosperous voyage o’er the matrimonial sea. The gifts to the bride, who is popular with a large circle of friends, were numerous, many of them costly, and all of them useful. Since the above was place in type a Clayton correspondent sends the following additional particulars;  The bride, who was tastefully dressed in white silk with an over dress of point d’esprit and white hat to match and carrying a bouquet of cream roses, entered the church leaning on the arm of her father. She was followed by her bridesmaid, Miss Mildred Rath, who wore a pretty dress of white batiste trimmed with lace and insertion and large leghorn hat, and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The groomsman was Mr. Goode of Ottawa. After the ceremony the bridal party and guests, which numbered about fifty, drove to the home of the bride’s parents, where a sumptuous dinner was served. A toast was proposed by Rev. R. Turley to which the groom replied. The bride’s going away dress was brown eoline with hat to match.

Meda Finlayson

On Saturday morning, Jan. 1st., the brittle thread of life which binds the soul and body were severed and death took from our midst dear little Anna Meda (Finlayson), only child of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Finlayson of Ramsay. She was only 5 years and 9 months old, and her sudden passing away was a tremendous shock to both parents and community, as she was just three days ill. She was a very bright, cheerful and cunning child, and a great favorite with those who knew her. Just before death she repeated every word of a little prayer her mother had taught her. The funeral took place Monday, Jan. 3rd, from her father’s residence to St. George’s cemetery. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. Mr. Merrilees and at the grave by Rev. Mr. Brunet. In spite of the inclemency of the weather there was a very large funeral over seventy carriages being in the cortege. The floral tributes were: Wreaths, from Mr. and Mrs. Finlayson, parents of deceased; spray, from Mr. and Mrs. Mack Richards, spray from Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Finlayson and James and Mack Richards, uncles of deceased. The sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Finlayson in their bereavement. Tender Shepherd thou hast stilled, Now Thy little lamb’s brief weeping, Oh, how peaceful, pure and mild, In Thy loving arms ’tis sleeping, And no sign of anguish sore, Heaves that little bosom more.

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Do You have a Hidden Room in Your Home?

What Did Adam Dowdall Find in My Carleton Place Yard?

The Sundial of Springside Hall

Then and Now Springside Hall 1920s-1930s Photos

Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

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

Update on the Time Capsule in Springside Hall

The Spirits Are Alive and Well

They Once Lived in My Home– The Cram Children — Margaret — Angeline “Babe” and Arthur

They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram

The Morphy Cram House — Springside Hall

The Hi- Diddle-Day House of Carleton Place – Puppets on a String

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Linda Seccaspina

So Where Does the Water come from Under my House?

The Ghost Lovers of Springside Hall – A True Love Story

Do You have an Archaeological Find in Your Carleton Place Basement?

Feeling Groovy by the Lake Ave East Bridge

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

What if You Had a Fire and No One Came?

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers — Part 2 — To Hell and Back

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers

Dumbwaiter Calamities of Crockery

While You Were Sleeping —-The Storyland Bunny Moves to the Hi Diddle Day House