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Mary ( Minnie) Elizabeth Jones Born at the Toll Gate

Mary ( Minnie) Elizabeth Jones Born at the Toll Gate
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Jun 1950, Tue  •  Page 5

For Whom the Toll Gates Tolled– Revised

Running the Toll Gate on Scotch Line– Mary Scott Reynolds — The Buchanan Scrapbook

Armstrong’s Corners: Cross Roads of History

The Toll Gates of Lanark County on Roads that Were Not Fit for Corpses

Rolling Down Highway 15

The House on the 511 — Thanks to Lanark Village Community Group

The House on the 511 — Thanks to Lanark Village Community Group

This old house is located at Clydeville, on lot 9, concession 3 of Lanark Township and was at one time the home of a Doctor from Lanark Village.

Property pictured on Con. 3 lot 9 belonged to Dr. Holmes of Lanark. At one time the Manson family of Middleville rented this property. In the past two years it has been restored/renovated and is once again beautiful– Kevin Bingley

Lanark Village Community Group Comments– Thanks to all of you we have doucmented another home. Never to be forgotten

Jennifer E Ferris

To correct the above post, the original house was determined too far gone to be ‘renovated’ and had to be torn down.But, the owners were able to rebuild a similar style house in its place, keeping the original feel of the old house, but in brand new construction. It was also the home of the Right Honourable George J McIlraith, MPP for Lanark

For those with memories of this old house, the original was demolished before the present new home built in a similar fashion, was built virtually on the same footprint. The old house was examined by a structural engineer, and deemed unsalvageable due to a huge hole in the back wall that allowed the elements in. Sad I know, but it is what it is. I’m just glad the newly built home is similar to the old one in style.

Ron Closs Councillor Ward 1Doctor Edwin Holmes lived there

Karen HicksRon Closs Councillor Ward 1 the family never lived there but because they had a barn and cattle they treated it more like a cottage. Ted Holmes and Jennifer Holmes Butler could give more info

Jennifer Holmes ButlerRon Closs Councillor Ward 1 we never lived in the house. It was more our recreational home. Summer vacations etc.

Robin MajorThanks for the story!! and the wonderful pictures of my youth! as soon as I seen this I called my hubby over and said does this house look familiar..he says yes that looks like Doc Holmes place back home..(we moved to a different province) I opened the piece and sure enough..so wonderful like I said to see these glimpses into our past !

Noreen TyersLOVED that old house, there just has to be a story written. I passed by today and it brought so many memories back, of passing by it everyday on my way to work. Just outside of Lanark Village towards Hopetown

D Christopher VaughanSusan Elliott Topping I always thought so too. It was my mom who told me that it was a Doctor’s house. She also remembers when Herron Mills was a going concern, with the bunk house on the corner of the 511, where all the hired men lived.

Colleen MontgomeryKen and Veryl Manson owned this house years ago before they moved to Middleville. The house is gone now with a new one built in it’s place.

Original home rootsweb

Mary Campbell

The house belonged to Dr. Holmes, his children should have some history on it

Jennifer Holmes ButlerEthel Nagle it was sad to see it in rough shape. It was vandilized by people not obeying private property. The railing of the upstairs, many windows, the beautiful cook stove it was totally destroyed and stolen. Such a shame. Still makes me sad thinking about it.I do have lots of good memories of our farm.

Michele ScanlanRight u r Jennifer it was torn down not renovated. I remember the old house from my childhood like many from this area do.

Diana RichardsonHe didn’t live there. It was also used by a family after their house burnt. It could of been McLarens to long ago

Diana RichardsonYes it was tore down

Beth RochonThe Doran’s owned it before Dr Holmes

Jennifer Holmes ButlerBeth Rochon I might be wrong but I think Jim Foster owned it just before my father purchased it. He also let Jim live in the house for a while after he purchased it.

Beth RochonI am corrected I knew it as the Doran farm maybe Fosters bought from the Dorans

Doris QuinnMy friend, Susan Breckenridge and her lovely family live there now in their new home built to resemble the old house which was torn down when they built their beautiful new home.

Ron ClossThe Lanark Highlands Fire Department used it to conduct training prior to its demolition….

Kelli King-HudsonThat is my mother’s childhood home. (Manson)

Natalie ElizabethThat is my Grandad’s/family lot. We use to go there for hikes, picnics etc. Growing up. My Dad, Ted Holmes, or my Aunts could give you a lot of information.At one time I remember there being a horror film being filmed there.

Natalie ElizabethAlso I remember us re- roofing ; there were honey bees in the siding for some time. Pretty neat.

Andrea King-YoungMy Grandparents Ken and Veryl Manson owned this farm along side my Great Grandparents Jim and Mary Foster then it was sold to Dr Holmes

Ted HolmesThere was a shed in front of the barn made from logs.I may be mistaken but i believe it was the original house on the property. We used it as a machine shed.Also I think Jim Foster the person my parents bought it from said that the farm was the homestead of George James McIlraith

Aaron SmithsonMacIlraith fam owned property at the Tatlock quarry prior to settling there i believe and George worked along side P.E. Trudeau. He is known for his efforts to create the parliamentary library on the hill and has a bridge in ottawa named after him that crosses to riverside hospital on Main st. George is buried in the cemetery across from Sacred Heart School

Anne MansonMy dad grew up in that house before they moved to Middleville. Beautiful property and was a beautiful house.

Donna Webster TugnettFrom a comment from Ben Willis–Dr. Holmes never resided here The original house has been demolished. Bill Breckinridge rebuilt the house on larger scale and built his logging business across the road (511 ) ken Manson lived in the old house in the fifties

Kelli King-HudsonThis is from my mother Shirley King who had a chat with my Grandmother Veryl Manson about the farm:Talking to my mother, Veryl Manson, my historian, she remembers the McIllraith’s, he was an MPP and lived on the farm. She is not sure who originally built the house.

Donald Cameron and his family then lived there. She believes they had a daughter Grace. Not sure how long they lived there and then it was sold to Herb Doran and family and after this sold to my grandparents, Mary and Jim Foster and my parents Ken and Veryl Manson.My Dad was a great self-taught carpenter and renovated the house. Mum said she saved her family allowance to buy the counter top, which was a beautiful turquoise colour.

There were milking cows, horses, chickens and pigs. Not to mention barn cats and our beloved dogs. Dad was hit twice by lightening when using the milkers on the cows. Dad and all the cows survived. The cream was kept in the cellar and Allie Craig would come once a week to pick up the cream and take it to the Mississippi Creamery. The milk was also picked up and taken to the dairy.

The farm work was done with horses, long hours and hard work but the family worked together and our neighbours would come to help with the hay and grain. Mother and Grandma would cook large meals to feed all the help. Mum tells the story of Dad cutting hay in the field next to the house when the harness broke and the horses took off. My brothers Laurie and Kevin were playing. Laurie was pulling Kevin in a wagon and the horses were barreling towards them but they separated around the boys and kept running and everyone survived.

Our neighbour and good friend Ed Mathie said the horses would have never run over you in this case….turned out that was true.Our horses were; Prince, Lady and Star. My Dad just had to whistle and they knew they had to come back to the barn and knew when to look for me to come home from school…..they wanted apples. They were so smart. Our family lived on the farm for 16 years. We made maple syrup and would gather the sap with the sleigh and horses and as always, if help was needed neighbours would come. Men would go from farm to farm and do what needed to be done.Many, many more stories of our time there. My Mum is our history book. Her memory is unmatched.My Grandmother had chosen the name Hillcrest Farm at the time. Beautiful people and beautiful memories.Thank you, Shirley King

Ethel NagleI remember that farm too my Dad knew everybody I remember our far but few trips from Poland to lanark, we would see the hay being cut , same way we did it with our beloved horses 🐎

For those with memories of this old house, the original was demolished before the present new home built in a similar fashion, was built virtually on the same footprint.

Robert Fisher


A pic I took of the old house before it was taken down and the new one built.
Daniel KeatingAbandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley


Daniel KeatingAbandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley
Daniel KeatingAbandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley

James Weir Campbell — Lizzie McKeracher — Lanark

James Weir Campbell — Lizzie McKeracher — Lanark

The Lanark Era gives the following account of the death of James Weir Campbell, from appendicitis, which took place in the Victoria Hospital, Montreal, April 5th, and mention of which was made in the G a z e t t e two weeks ago.

Mr. Campbell entered Victoria Hospital, Montreal, March. 27th. Before going there he had been ill four weeks, and twice in that time his life was despaired of. But he gained strength rapidly, and was doing as well as could be expected until a day or two before his removal. A week ago on Friday last he underwent an operation, which was highly successful and promised the most favorable results, but on Monday of last week he took a change for the worse, requiring a second operation the following day. He suffered intensely after this operation, but remained conscious up to the last few minutes of his life. Characteristic of his business-like turn of mind was his action in settling all his bills with the hospital authorities a few hours before his death. Deceased was a son of the late Arch. Campbell, of Lanark township, and was born forty-one years ago on the farm now occupied by Mr. John Ramsbottom, jr.

Stittsville Central– Main Street

Six brothers—John, Andrew, Duncan, David, Archibald and William—and three sisters—Mrs. John McDonald and Mrs. John Somerville, jr., of Lanark township,’and, Mrs. Richard Stead, of Cartwright, Man.—survive him.

His boyhood days. were spent at the school near his home, and his education was finished by a course in the Lanark Village public school. On leaving school he went to work with his brother, William, who was running a hub and spoke factory at Stittsville. After working there for some time he returned here, his father having purchased the lot and erected the shingle and planing mill formerly operated by Mr. Arch Affleck. His brother William had charge of the mill for several years, when it was sold to Mr. Robt. Lawson, from whom it was subsequently purchased by deceased, who eleven years ago sold it to Mr. Arch. Affleck. He then, embarked in the furniture business, and the venture proved successful.

He was keen to do business, prompt to the minute in the fulfilment of all agreements, and a pleasant man to deal with. Nineteen years ago he was married to Miss Lizzie McKerracher, of Bathurst. Three sons, John, Maynard and W Wilbur, and one daughter, Lila, are deprived of the care and guidance of a loving father. Deceased was a great lover of home, and took special pleasure in his family, on which account the bereavement w ill be the more severe to his wife and child

1891 census WIFE

Name:Lizzie McKeracher[McKerracher]
Marital Status:Single
Birth Year:abt 1869
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Bathurst, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Daughter
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Name:Benjamin McKeracher
Father’s Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Margaret T McKeracher
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Division Number:2

James Campbell in the 1891 Census of Canada

Name:Jame Campbell[James W.]
Marital Status:Married
Birth Year:abt 1858
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Lanark Village, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Head
Religion:Free Church
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Spouse’s Name:Elizabeth Campbell
Father’s Birth Place:Scotland
Mother’s Birth Place:Scotland
Neighbours:View others on page
Household MembersAgeRelationshipJame Campbell33HeadElizabeth Campbell30WifeJohn Campbell8SonJames Campbell6SonMarion Campbell3DaughterWilmer Campbell1SonDuncan Campbell51Brother


vent Type:Marriage
Event Date:13 Apr 1880 • Edit
Name:James Weer Campbell • Edit
Birth Year (Estimated):1858
Father’s Name:Archibald Campbell • Edit
Mother’s Name:Mariane Campbell • Edit
Spouse’s Name:Elizabeth Mckerracher • Edit
Spouse’s Sex:Female
Spouse’s Age:20
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated):1860
Spouse’s Father’s Name:Donald Mckerracher • Edit
Spouse’s Mother’s Name:Sarah Mckerracher • Edit
Marriage Place:Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
21 Apr 1893, Fri  •  Page 1

My Name is George — George Bond

My Name is George — George Bond
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Oct 1937, Sat  •  Page 17

Bond — George and James Bond

The Bond Family– Genealogy

The True Carleton Place Story of Joie Bond- by Jennifer Hamilton

The Name is Bond—-Joie Bond

Bond Tosh Genealogy- David Tosh

Mr. Young and Mr. Bond- Almonte History 1870s

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

Memories of Marian McVeigh Lanark

Memories of Marian McVeigh Lanark
Lorna Deachman said: That lady is Marion Mcveigh, she taught in Lanark for many a years also was the principal out there.Passed away a few years ago.

Kathy DevlinMarion was sister-in-law to Bob Menzies, who passed away this week. Lovely lady

Janice TaylorMrs. McVeigh was my Grade 7 teacher at school in Lanark. She was the best, she ran a strict classroombut also ensured every student felt valued. She could motivate students to want to learn. Loved her!

Keitha PriceMarion taught my Mom and then taught me in grade 8! She was a wonderful teacher!!!!

Donna WhyteShe taught me also I just loved her

James PaulMarion was the best!

Anne MacWhirterMrs. Mcveigh taught a combined grade 7/8 in lanark. She was very strict, but in a kind way. Every class following lunch, she’d read aloud from some of the best authors. Dickens, for instance.She taught positive, comparative and superlative using : ILL, SICK AND DEAD. I’ll never forget that. I can see it written on the blackboard. I believe she lived to be 100 or almost.

John PresleyI had her for teacher

Lynda StinsonMarion (Mrs McVeigh) was my teacher in grade 7&8.

Dwayne DobbieGreat teacher

Maxine Topping James Paul agreed.

Norma SweeneyShe taught me in grade 8 and was an incredible teacher 😊

Sandi SchonauerWonderful teacher

Anne LabelleLoved her she was my teacher and my dad’s wonderful lady

Diana RichardsonShe taught me also and I’m 63 today

Cathy Barr BrunetteShe was my favorite !

Karen HicksShe was a wonderful teacher, glad I was in her class!!

Karen LeachYes, Marion was a great teacher. She was also very kind.

Debbie NorthYes l remember Marion

Dianne WhiteCathy Steele Les said she retired when he went into grade 8. Did she come back and teach again at Maple Grove? His dad and Gord both had her.

Dianne WhiteKaren Hicks Les says that she must have came back because she was not their while he went to Maple Grove. He was not at Maple Grove long because he went into high school in the fall of 1970.

Cathy SteeleYes , she was principal at Maple Grove , I am wrong , she taught Dad but not me , principal, memory not like it use to be , I remember she was a wonderful person

Karen HicksCheryl Mcgonegal She was principal when we moved to Maple Grove in January of 1970. I believe Mr. McNaughton became principal in September of 1970 and Marion taught Math to the 7 & 8’s. I left for grade 9 in September of 1972 I don’t know if she continued teaching can’t remember.

after the fire-The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 Jun 1959, Tue  •  Page 7
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Feb 1957, Mon  •  Page 9
Name:Mrs Marion McVeigh
Residence Date:1963
Residence Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Street Address:Wilson W
Electoral District:Lanark
Reference Number:M-5094
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Sep 2013, Sat  •  Page 53
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Sep 2013, Sat  •  Page 53
Wanda LabelleLanark Village Community Group
March 21, 2020  · 
Eric is wondering how many people can you name from this 1959 Lanark Public school picture
Lanark Village, Ontario :
Public School, Grade One, 1946.

Teacher was Miss Shillington (not shown).
Back Row, L to R: Mary Graham, Margie Somerville, Patsy Campbell, Ruth Somerville, Ruthie Drysdale, Evie Gibson, Margaret Matthie, Sandra Bouchette.
Middle Row, L to R: Donna Christie, Victor Greer, Bev Liddle, John Storie, Lewis Blackburn, Marie Brady.
Front Row, L to R: Billy Ballentyne, Ron Jones, Bill Darou, Harold Reid.

Photo from Ruth Duncan

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28
Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill
Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill
Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill

Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill
Name:Walter Mather Yuill
Birth Date:abt 1901
Birth Place:Lanark, Ontario
Death Date:27 May 1928
Death Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Cause of Death:Heart Failure
Greenwood Cemetery
Lanark Highlands, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
May 1928
Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill
Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill
Water Yuill-from Aggie Yuill’s photo book from Laurie Yuill

Walter Mather Yuill

DEATH1928 (aged 27–28)
BURIALGreenwood CemeteryLanark Highlands, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID168976117 · View Source

Family Members



The Robbing of the Honey Pot- Andrew Cochrane Ramsay Yuill

Clippings of Mrs. Joseph Yuill – Margaret Yuill

Ralph and Iris Yuill

Mrs. Joseph Yuill of Ramsay Makes Butter

Middleville Photos — Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill



HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Mrs. James Prentice Hatmaker Milliner of Lanark

Mrs. James Prentice Hatmaker Milliner of Lanark
Photo-Kathleen Anne Palmer-O’Neil

Marion Umpherson Prentice, 1850-1918

With Files from– Kathleen Anne Palmer-O’Neil

My great-grandfather James Prentice, son of immigrant parents James Prentice and Mary Ann Fraser Prentice, was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1850.

In 1874 James married Marion Umpherson, who was born at Umphersons Mills, Poland, Lanark County, in 1850. She was the daughter of James Umpherson and Agnes Waddell. Marion was working as a weaver at the time of her marriage. (Early spelling was “Umpherston“).

Upon the sudden death of her husband, Marion Umpherson Prentice found herself with a year-old son, James “Lorne” Prentice, and a 6-year-old daughter, Agnes Kathleen Prentice, to raise. She had received no money from her mother-in-law’s large estate: since her husband had died, his share of his mother’s estate went into trust for his children (James Lorne and Agnes Prentice) until they were 21 — despite the fact she was left with $1,736.72 worth of unpaid promissory notes along with many other unpaid bad debts from her husband’s business.

Obviously a stalwart woman ahead of her time, she did not immediately remarry to have the help of a husband to raise her children. No doubt with the help of her family raising the children and working at her old weaving job, she persevered for about 10 years until about 1890 when she purchased a millinery shop on the main street of Lanark Village. An early female entrepeneur, she and the assistants she hired kept up-to-date with millinery trends by attending regular fashion shows in the cities. In the big window of her shop she displayed her collection of hand-made hats — further back in the shop one could find “ladies delicate things” — intricately hand-sewn.

While business boomed, she raised her children, ran a successful business and, when her son James Lorne’s young wife Katie Jane Molyneaux (1882-1915) died leaving three young children, she raised them as well for four years until Lorne remarried. When daughter Agnes “Minnie” married James McLean, a tailor, she moved them into the house beside her own home/shop where Agnes obviously was still available to assist her — and her husband. Agnes had become a formidable seamstress in her own right, (her wedding photo shows some of her beautiful handwork); both she and her mother Marion passed their considerable sewing and hand-work knowledge down to Lorne’s young daughter, Jessie Marion Prentice, my mother, and to the nieces of James’ brothers, several of whom became “town seamstresses” both in Lanark County and in the wilds of the new Red River Settlement of Manitoba where some of James’ brothers settled in their middle years.

When she died in 1918 Marion left a considerable estate including several unpaid promissary notes showing she had continued her and her husband’s earlier practice of lending money over the years to family members. She never “retired” from her business and she never remarried. Her official cause of death in 1918 was “exhaustion”. She is buried beside her husband in Lanark Village Cemetery.

Marion Umpherson Prentice in front of her shop.

Lanark Era, 9 Oct 1895: “Mrs. James Prentice has returned home from a prolonged trip throughout Western Ontario.”

Perth Courier, 10 Apr 1896: “Mrs. James Prentice, having purchased the millinery business of the late Mrs. Dougherty, and engaged the services of Miss Pepper as Milliner, will have her “Millinery Opening” on Friday and Saturday, 10th and 11th of April.”

Lanark Era, 23 Nov 1897: “At Mrs. Prentice’s you will find the latest and most fashionable styles in Millinery and the lowest prices. . . . etc.” (Advertisment).

Lanark Era, 16 Mar 1898: “Mrs. James Prentice and her milliner, Miss Rice, are in Ottawa this week attending the spring openings.”

Lanark Era, 1 Apr 1898: “Clydesville – Mrs. Prentice displays beautiful millinery.”

Lanark Era, 29 June 1904: “Ladore – Mrs. J. Prentice and Mrs. J.G. McLean (Agnes Prentice McLean, dau), were the guests of Mrs. Wm. Umpherson on thursday last.”

Lanark Era, 27 June 1906: “Miss Laura Manion, who has been employd as milliner with Mrs. Prentice, left for her home in Arnprior on Sat. last.”

Lanark Era, 6 Mar 1907: Local news: “Mrs. James Prentice and her milliner are attending the Millinery opening in Toronto.”

Perth Courier, 16 Oct 1903: Lanark Links: “Miss McCargar and Mrs. Prentice had their millinery openings on Wed. of this week. Their show rooms are filled with the latest creations in the line of millinery. Miss McCargar has had her rooms changed from the rear of the second flat of the McDonald block to the front part.”

Almonte Gazette, 8 Aug 1904: Lanark Links: “The Lanark Millinery houses were in full feather last Friday, the spring opening day. The displays at Miss McCargan’s, Mrs. Prentice’s and Mrs. Cohen’s excelled those of former years, and were viewed by a large number of the town’s fairer sex.”

Lanark Era, Jan 23, 1918: Obituary, “Death of Mrs. James Prentice“: There passed away to her eternal reward on Tuesday evening the 22nd inst. Mrs. James Prentice, relict of the late James Prentice, at the age of 67 years and 7 months. Mrs. Prentice was born at Umpherston’s Mills, Lavant Twp. She was the daughter of the late James Umpherston of this village and has lived here for more than 50 years. 45 years ago she married the late James Prentice who was a harnessmaker in Lanark Village, and who died in 1880. About 25 years ago she started a millinery business and fancy store and conducted the same until her death. She has been in failing health for about 2 years, but only took to her bed at New Year’s, and her death was due to a paralytic stroke. One brother, Mr. William Umpherston of Poland, surviving her. She leaves one son, Mr. Lorne Prentice, and a daughter, Mrs. Jas. G. McLean of this village to mourn the loss of a kind and dutiful mother. It is a unique coincidence that her death occurred on the same day of the same month as that of her father. In the village and community she was known as a kind and inoffensive neighbour and her traits of character had endeared her to all who knew her. The funeral takes place Thursday, the 24th inst, from Zion Church to Lanark Village cemetery, Revs. Messrs. Dustin and MacLeod officiating.

With Files from– Kathleen Anne Palmer-O’Neil

Name:Marion Prentice
Marital Status:Widowed
Birth Year:abt 1852
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Lanark Village, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Head
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Birth Place:Scotland
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Neighbours:View others on page
Household MembersAgeRelationshipMarion Prentice39HeadAgnes Prentice16DaughterJames Prentice11Son
Enumeration District:83

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Lanark Fire 1959– Hour by Hour

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UFO Sightings in Lanark County 1982 — Lanark Village

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More Tidbits About Lanark Village

Lanark Village 1952

Hi Linda
Your article about the Orange lodge reminded me of a pic of my grandfather (James Lorne Prentice who you have featured a few times).  Only because some one suggested the pin on his lapel in this photo might be that of the orange lodge or something.  

Stay safe

– LeeAnne

Newmarket, Ontario

Don’t Take the Beaver Off your Medallion!

Don’t Take the Beaver Off your Medallion!

photo victorian gothic— Lanark village

Today Jennifer Ferris and I were driving the back roads of Lanark County. We had lunch in the Village of Lanark and we passed by the Northern Gothic Airbnb.  Built in 1865 by the Caldwell family and now known as “the Hielans,” this great house is a treasure of the Ottawa Valley, situated in the heart of the village of Lanark on the Clyde river”. It’s pretty spectacular I tell you sitting on top of the hill and here is info on the place and their Instagram page.

Miss Caldwell from Lanark Village

I follow Northern Gothic on Instagram and had no idea that was the house in the village of Lanark until Jennifer pointed it out. She began to tell me about one of their ceiling medallions with a beaver on it. They had told her only the Caldwell homes had it. Hold on a minute!!!

Beckwith House- Jayne Munro-Ouimet

I wrote about another house on a hill in Beckwith which also had a medallion with a beaver on it and then another one in Middleville. So they are not only Caldwell homes, so I questioned Jennifer again. She then told me another story that Alice Borrowman from the Middleville Museum told her: there was a travelling artist who would stay in homes and in thanks would paint a beaver on the medallion. The number of leaves he painted was the number of the homes he had stayed in. Example: Three leaves, third home. Now this beaver still exists in the Beckwith McTavish house with three maple leaves in his mouth crouching on a fallen log.


The central hall Of the “Vertical Board House” in Middleville has a similar one to the McTavish home in Beckwith and it too has an interior ceiling medallion of a hand painted beaver. No idea how many leaves so time to contact everyone to solve this mystery! Update- Just heard there was 6 leaves on this medallion!

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06 Mar 1906, Tue  •  Page 1

I found this clipping in the Ottawa Citizen above yesterday about a baby that weighed 27 ounces born in the village of Lanark in 1906. I had found another small baby born in Carleton Place a year ago– but there was no more information. This took me hours to piece together– but now we have the rest of the story. Sometimes history is sad– but it is still history. In memory of the Tuck family and especially Vera Margaret Tuck. You will be remembered now.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
08 Aug 1905, Tue  •  Page 1

The father of the wee baby — Cyrus Stephen Tuck lived in in Lanark Village along with his brother George. He owned a barber shop in the village and worked with his brother. Cyrus was born in Burritt’s Rapids, and was married in June 1901 to Edith McGuire, who was the daughter of Mr. Daniel McGuire.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 Feb 1906, Thu  •  Page 3

They had one child, a boy named Homer Cyrus Tuck born 13 August 1902. In February of 1906 they had Vera which was the tiny baby mentioned in the newspaper clipping. She was born in Lanark, Tues. Feb 6th, 1906, to the wife of the late C. S. Tuck, a daughter. (clipping of newspaper only came out in March)

Yes, it was the late C. S. Tuck. Cyrus Tuck, of Lanark died at his home from meningitis at age 29 on Wednesday, February 28, 1906 in Lanark, Ontario- a few months before his daughter Vera was born. The deceased left a wife and child, nine brothers and one sister. The Oddfellows had charge of the funeral and he was buried in the Lanark Village Cemetery. ( no gravestone found)

It is quite obvious his wife was so distraught that her child was born premature. Vera Margaret Tuck dies later on the 30th of March and is buried with her father #103. Poor wee lass. Her mother  Edith Margaret McGuire, born on 18 January 1877, died on 18 July 1975, 98 years old.

Cyrus’s son– HOMER CYRUS TUCK. Toronto I17I Lanark Continuation School: Matriculated from Jarvis C.I.: two vears in Mechanical Engineering at Varsity: became interested in teaching and graduated from Normal School: interested in water sports. fishing, hockey. cottage. and reading. University of Toronto 1952

Back Row Standing: Cyrus, Ann, George and wife Eva, Festus
On Chairs: James Howie (h/o Ann), Harriet, John and wife Emily
On Floor: Elisha and Andrew
Missing: Franklyn, Joseph, Merritt and James
c. 1895-
Name:Vera Margaret Tuck • Edit
Event Type:Birth
Event Date:06 Feb 1906 • Edit
Event Place:Lanark, Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Edit
Registration Date:1906
Father’s Name:Cyrus S Tuck • Edit
Mother’s Name:Edith M Mcguire • Edit
Record Number:136

The Lanark Era June 20, 1900
“At Kemptville, Saturday last, Mrs. Jacob Tuck, in her 68th year, mother of Mr. C.S. Tuck, barber, of Lanark.”

Kemptville Weekly Advance, June 28, 1900
“Mrs. Tuck;
Harriett Andrus, widow of the late Jacob Tuck, died at the residence of her son, Geo. Tuck, on Saturday, 16th. She was born at Burritt’s Rapids on the 29th of July, 1832, and was married to Mr. Tuck in 1859. To them were born 12 children all now living but 2. While residing at Powassan, Mr. Tuck died suddenly of apoplexy in March 1894. Fourteen years ago Mrs. Tuck had a paralytic stroke and another about 7 years ago, the latter disabling her to such an extent that she has since been unable to do any work. After the death of her husband she came to Kemptville and for a time lived with her son John and later with her son George, at whose residence she peacefully passed away on Saturday morning from the effects of a third stroke which she received on the 1st of June. The funeral service was conducted in St. James’ church and the remains were interred in the public cemetery.”

DIED… At Kemptville, on Saturday last, Mrs. Jacob Tuck, In her 68th year, > mother of Mr. C. S. Tuck, barber, of Lanark. ( Wed. June 20, 1900)003839-00 (Carleton Co): Andrew TUCK, 26, barber, Oxford, North Gower, s/o Jacob TUCK & Harriet E. ANDRES, married Elizabeth CALLENDER, 24, North Gower, same, d/o James CALLENDER & Margaret COOK, witn: C.S. TUCK of Lanark & Bertie CALLENDER of North Gower, 29 Aug 1900 at North Gower.

Tuck Family click here

Mr. Cyrus S. Tuck was down to Almonte on Thursday to attend the funeral of niece Miss Annie Tuck, who died at her mother’s home on tuesday. She was only twenty years of age and died of lung trouble. (Wed. Nov. 9th, 1898)

 At North Gower, Aug 29th 1900, Mr. Andrew Tuck to Miss Lizzie Calendar, of North Gower.Mr. C S. Tuck, barber of Lanark and brother of the groom was the groomsman

Name:Cyrus Stephen Tuck
Birth Date:5 Dec 1877
Birth Place:Burritts Rapids, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Death Date:27 Jan 1906
Death Place:Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:Lanark Village Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Lanark, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:Y
Father:Jacob A. Tuck
Mother:Harriett Tuck
Spouse:Edith Margaret Tuck

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