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Maberly– the Community-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

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Maberly– the Community-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings
With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..
Maberly used to be somewhat of a “Mayberry” in its time.  Once a thriving pioneer village of  sawmills, blacksmith’s shops, a general store (or two), school houses, local churches and a town hall (still in operation), and the men’s local tavern – a favourite up until 40 years ago – Today, Maberly is crying out for some reinvention.- https://thatsrelative.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/welcome-to-maberly/

People of Lanark County –The Rest of the Story — Weitzenbauer – Maberly

Maberly Girl Lives For Five Years Without Church

More Memories of Maberly-Doug B McCarten

The Village Named After John Mayberry–Maberly–Doug B McCarten

The Man of the Walking Dead of Maberly

Memories and Mentions of Names in Maberly

Memories of Maberly

Brooke Valley School –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

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Brooke Valley School –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’  Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby— click here..

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Dec 1988, Sun  •  Page 2

The beginnings of a wonderful school-

Brooke Valley School
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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Dec 1937, Sat  •  Page 2

Shane’s School — Just off the Smiths Falls Road– Cursed

Pearl Stuart Teacher McCreary’s School

Central School — Gord Cross

A Tale From Almonte High School –Dugald Campbell

People of Lanark County –The Rest of the Story — Weitzenbauer – Maberly

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People of Lanark County –The Rest of the Story — Weitzenbauer – Maberly

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In 1986  CP. Weitzenbauer, of Maberly, was fed up with Reader’s Digest and vowed to live out the rest of his life avoiding what he calls the ‘non-human’ approach of dealing with customers. His frustrations started earlier that year when he ordered a subscription to the magazine for himself, a friend and a copy of an atlas the magazine was promoting. In all, he sent the company cheques totalling $64.91.

The magazines made it to their, destinations but the atlas vanished. He wrote to the company in an attempt to hunt it down but he discovered he was writing to a fictitious person. He called the Digest. No one wanted to take the blame for the mix up. As far as he was concerned, his cheques were cashed in January, the atlas never arrived, and no one would admit he had ordered the book.

Frustration turned to anger, and by this point all he wanted was his money back and compensation for some of his expenses in trying to find his atlas. A few weeks after writing to us, a cheque for $71 was sent to his home. It was meant to cover the two subscriptions, the atlas and $6 for expenses. But that didn’t end it. Several weeks later a letter and another cheque, this one for $5, arrived. The money was for his postage and telephone calls. The letter indicated there was no record of his order for an atlas. It also asked that he let the company know if he still wanted to cancel his subscriptions. So much for the computer world and the ‘non-human’ approach to dealing with customers.

Saldy Peter died in 1989 and Ann passed away in 2007

Ann and Peter were married in 1948 in Munich and came to Canada in 1951 and had their children here. They had $11.50 when they arrived on the shores of Canada having come to Canada via the Canadian government  costing $340.00. They paid the full sum back to the government within the year.

 

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Nov 2007, Wed  •  Page 43

 

 

Perth and Its People Names Names Names

Stories About People and Why I do What I Do

People of Smiths Falls –Russ Beach

Gossiping on Bridge Street –“People of 1952”

There was Just Something About Gerald Poaps Photo — People of Almonte

The Tragic Death of Dr. Mostyn Shocked the People of Almonte

 

Maberly Girl Lives For Five Years Without Church

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Maberly Girl Lives For Five Years Without Church

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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The Village Named After John Mayberry–Maberly–Doug B McCarten

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The Village Named After John Mayberry–Maberly–Doug B McCarten

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That’s Relative! – WordPress.com–Local kids in Maberly

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That’s Relative! – WordPress.com

 

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No date-real photo a view of the village of Maberly, Ontario,

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

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The Man of the Walking Dead of Maberly

 

Memories and Mentions of Names in Maberly

Memories of Maberly

Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?

 

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“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

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“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

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Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten

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Photo– Doug B McCarten

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Mississippi River, Appleton, photo by Malak Karsh—North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.79.12.26)
Photographer: Malak Karsh
Donated by Eleanor Wright & Irene Dunn Thompson

 

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1947 Appleton Women’s Institute Quilt Date: 1947
Location:  Appleton, Town of Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada
Credits: North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.11.1)
Donated by the Appleton Womens Institute

 

 

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Text by -Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten

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Moving Appleton Community Hall, photo by Irene Thompson–North Lanark Regional Museum

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The Community Hall in Appleton– North Lanark Regional Museum

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McPhail Family Lineage--Click here

McPhail Annie F W Sister S 1868 32 R Ont Scotch Canadian Presb Tailoress

11733-06 Malcolm CAMERON, 30, clerk, Beckwith twp., Carleton Place, s/o Alexander CAMERON & Margaret McGREGOR, married Elizabeth McALLISTER, 28, Ireland, Carleton Place, d/o Alexander McALLISTER & Jane McCLURE, witn: J.H. EDWARDS of Carleton Place & Annie McPHAIL of Ottawa, 31 Jan 1906 at Carleton Place

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Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?

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Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

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Photo-Doug B McCarten

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Text typed by Hilda Buchanan McRostie–Photo- Doug B. McCarten

 

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

 

 

 

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Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

 

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The Man of the Walking Dead of Maberly

 

Memories and Mentions of Names in Maberly

Memories of Maberly

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

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Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

 

 

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Here is a letter from my Grandmother and Grandfather to my Grandfather’s sister and brother-in-law who had moved to Arizona in 1917. I am forwarding it as it provides a snapshot of what life was like on the farm in Appleton in 1921.– From Doug B. McCarten

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“Hilda is an awful talker–just talks all the time”

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Daughter Hilda Buchanan McRostie- the awful Talker 🙂

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  03 Feb 1949, Thu,  Page 7

“Mr. McCreary is a good man”

 

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Perth-Expositor-“I think the Espositor is better than the Courier for news outside of Perth.”

 

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Almonte Gazette in January of 1920.–“I am now president of our local U.F.O.”

 

 

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Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

 

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George Wilbert Buchanan and Amy Luella Buchanan (nee Barnes) 1946

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What was a UFO rally? United Farmers of Ontario. This was an ad in the Almonte Gazette in January of 1920. If you read it it says’ a woman will be speaking” LOL.. Baby we have come a long way. They also had this rally as the farmers of Cedar Hill were having great difficulty in getting water from “The Water King” Mr Burgess of Carleton Place..

 

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The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

The Ghost Town of Rokeby– Lanark

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The Ghost Town of Rokeby– Lanark

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Rokeby was a postal hamlet and farm settlement, located in Lanark County about 10 kilometres east of Maberley. It was always a small place with a population that hovered between 20 and 30 folks.

At its height, Rokeby contained a general store, post office and a blacksmith, along with a small Anglican church and cemetery. A school was located one concession north and the post office only remained open for a few short years.

 

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Today Rokeby continues to support a small population and a number of original structures still stand. These include the store, and a number of outbuildings. Although the church was demolished many years ago, the church grounds continue to be maintained. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the Anglican cemetery which was classified as “abandoned” many years ago. Files from: Ontario Ghost Towns

 

Rose Parsons– Thanks for this posting ! Now people will know that the place actually exists.. I lived there for over 25 years and this picture is of my Uncles barn on lot 2 The house at the corner was at one time the Anglican Manse and across the road was the Rokeby town Hall in the little field and it is now the barn on the former Greer farm on Greer road. Many memories of this little hamlet and still have family living there!!

 

 

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Hi Linda – Mary Stewart from Perth here. My husbands ancestry research goes back to Rokeby – his great grandfather was a Boles. I am forwarding info that you may or may not know about the village of Rokeby.

Fagan Lake Cemetery

Location: Lot 19, Concession 9, South Sherbrooke

Details: The cemetery was created around 1863 by the St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church. The village of Rokeby existed at that time in the same location. A church was built on the site, but was taken down in the early 1900’s. The last burial in this site was in 1945. Most of the people buried here were from the 11 th line of Bathurst with the rest being from the vicinity of Rokeby village. There were 2 Belgian construction workers killed in a railway accident who were also buried here. The cemetery was abandoned to the Township of South Sherbrooke before the amalgamation into Tay Valley Township. Other cemeteries

Tay Valley Townships

 

Perth Courier, Sept. 21, 1888

Mr. George Livingston of Rokeby died last week; funeral Friday at 10:00 was held in the English Church, Rev. Mr. Scantelbury preaching a very able discourse.  His remains were laid by the side of his son in the churchyard.  He had been a resident of that place for over 30 years and his age was 72 years.  The funeral was largely attended.

Perth Courier, November 1, 1895

Rokeby:  Dancing parties are all the rage.  A very enjoyable evening was spent at the residence of the well known and highly respected Patrick Corley the dance being in honor of Miss Johanna Corley that young lady having been much missed in social circles during her year long absence.

Rokeby:  A reminiscence of old times was the stumping bee called by William Greer and a good day’s work was done on Wednesday.

Perth Courier, Nov. 15, 1895

Rokeby—We are sorry to report the illness of Isaac Duffy, with inflammation of the eye, the inflammation extending to the optic nerve making a very serious case.  Mrs. Joseph Milliken is progressing favorable.  Both patients are under the care of our smart young doctor Alexander Robinson, M.D., a graduate of Queen’s College, Kingston.  Last reports of Isaac Duffy’s case were very serious.  Monday night he was very low with inflammation extending to the cerebral nerves.

Perth Courier, January 6, 1899

The saddest news we have to record this week is the death of our old townsman Judge William Doran of North Burgess which occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at his residence in that town.  His age was about 63(?) years.  Judge Doran was born in the town of Perth and was the son of John Doran, native of County Wexford, Ireland.  The family was a large one and the boys unusually strong, hearty and vigorous and it is sad and also strange to realize that not one of the list of stalwart youths and then grown up men who were so well known in town and country 20 to 50 years ago are alive today.  Of these men two of them, John and William, rose to prominence as public men; both were Liberal candidates at parliamentary elections and both became judges of the Nipissing District by appointment of the Ontario government.  The Doran family were cousins of Messrs. William, Alexander, and Patrick McGarry of Drummond and the late Rev. Father Stafford of Lindsay, Tobias of Renfrew, Thomas of Lanark Township, Henry of Almonte and John of Perth (the last two deceased).  Judge William Doran married Miss McRae of Wolfe Island and leaves behind him his widow and a family of sons and daughters.  He also leaves one sister Maggie who is a nun in Hotel Dieu, Kingston.  Deceased owned a saw mill in Rokeby S. Sherbrooke for some years and gave up that business to accept the judgeship of Nipissing District, a position which he filled with efficiency.  About 1878 he was chosen the Liberal candidate for S. Lanark for the Ontario legislature and made the best fight any Liberal ever made in this Conservative hive going to within 169 of victory.  His opponent was the late Abraham Code.  Judge Doran was a genial, whole hearted man.  He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Parish of Maberly-Lanark presently consists of four churches and formerly included two others. The mission of Lanark dates back to 1819 and St. Paul’s, Lanark was built in 1842. Land was obtained in 1831 and St. John’s, Balderson’s Corners was erected soon after. Services were being held in Bathurst (later Brooke) by 1849 and the wooden church of St. Stephen’s opened in 1867. The congregation at Maberly dates to 1883 and St. Alban’s, Maberly was opened in 1886. St. Peter’s, Fallbrook was built around 1856, was deconsecrated in 1969, and the closing services were held on June 28, 1970. Land was donated in 1863 for a church and graveyard at Rokeby with St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness, Rokeby consecrated in 1864. The church building was gone by 1925 and the cemetery has been inactive since 1949

St. John The Baptist Anglican Cemetery

Lot 19, Con 9, South Sherbrooke Twp., near Fagan Lake, Rokeby, Ont.

Burials 1881 to 1945

Robert Ancil Boles, died Sept. 6, 1902, aged 6 years, 5 months and 6 days.

(son of Thomas and Mary (Donnelly) Boles, who fell out of a tree on a picket fence and died of injuries a few days later)

Kathleen Brookes, wife of Wm. R. Greer, born in Widness, England, died June 22, 1926, aged 56 years.  Her mother, Mary E. Brookes – White, died Mar. 23, 1911, aged 75 years.

(Kathleen is buried outside the cemetery with a fence around it.)

Child’s Stone – Illegible.

In Memory of James Erwin, died May 29, 1901, aged 78 years. 

Isabella Foster, died Dec. 29, 1910, aged 82 years.

In Memory of, Mary E. Erwin, died Dec. 30, 1914, aged 51 years, wife of James Geary (died Apr. 4, 1945, aged 86 years – not on stone)

In Memory of, Robert Hughes, died July 22, 1910, aged 85 years.

In Memory of, Robert Hughes, died Nov. 7, 1881, aged 20 years.

Also Mary Hughes, died May 19, 1902, aged 45 years, wife of William Milliken.

Also Letita Hughes, died June 20, 1902, aged 35 years.

In Memory of, George Livingston, died March 18, 1887, aged 26 years.

Also, George Livingston, died Sept. 5, 1888, aged 72 years.

In Memory of Charles McMullen, died Feb. 1, 1892, aged 19 years.

Also Thomas McMullen, died May 29, 1898, aged 19 years.

Also Mary Ann Cole, did Sept. 3, 1909, aged 75 years, wife of William McMullen.

In Memory of James B. McMurray, died Oct. 25, 1892, aged 29 years.

In Memory Of Margaret Moore, died Sept. 24, 1887, aged 8 years.

Also, David H. Moore, died Oct. 10, 1877, aged 6 years.

Children of Thomas and Margaret Moore.

Interments – No Markers

1 – Infant child, died March 14, 1907 – daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Dowdell.

2 – Margaret Livingstone, died Jan. 18, 1900, aged 84 years.

3 – Mrs. Margaret Allan, died Jan. 20, 1886, aged 67 years.

4 – Albert Boles, Thomas Boles and Mary Boles.  There are very likely more Boles family members buried here. There are two small ground level markers on the west side of the Church site which are Boles.  Robert and Johanna Boles, the parents of Tom and Mary Boles are likely buried here.

5 – Fanny Geary, died Dec. 13, 1894, aged 81 years.  Mary Ann Geary, died Jan. 1, 1915 (Mrs. James Geary).  Ruth Geary, died Dec. 13, 1899, aged 72 years.

6 – Martha Foster, died Jan. 15, 1904, aged 73 years.

7 – Isabel Erwin, died Dec. 31, 1910, aged 81 years, 9 months, (Mrs. James Erwin).

Anglican Archives in Kingston, Ontario.

1 – Elizabeth Robinson, died Jan. 5, 1885, aged 35 years.

2 – Thomas James Robinson, died June 29, 1893, aged 8 years.

3 – William Henry Robinson, died Nov. 12, 1894.

4 – Jane Robinson, died March 19, 1897 (old age)

Pictures by Keith Thompson, 27 October, 2001 CLICK here

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.relatedreading

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What is this? From Karen Prytula– LCGS

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What is this?  From Karen Prytula– LCGS
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Hi All
Last year at the Maberly Fair, a man brought a type of pan to the Heritage Table and asked us/everyone if anyone know what this pan was.  He said he found it on a farm in old South Sherbrooke Township (now Tay Valley Township). Nobody knew what it was.  The man said not even Clive’s Curios could help.  (newspaper column in the Lanark Era).
I don’t know who the man was, but he seemed to know the other locals who were hanging around the heritage booth – although I don’t know those people either – however I will recognize them again if they come back this year.  If those same people come back this year, I’ll ask them who the man with the pan was – hopefully they will know and the end result will be that I can get more information about the pan – i.e. – other items it was found with.
The bottom of the pan appears to have a formula on it  23% m, and the peace symbol.  This must mean something.  I wonder if the formula is meant to be pressed, stamped, or branded into something since the text is raised rather than impressed into the pan itself.  Maybe this pan is a mold for something – perhaps a weight was placed in it and the bottom of the pan was pressed into a soft hot metal – something a blacksmith might use- or maybe a foundary….. to mark a …..cast iron wood stove, cannon, etc.
The formula might indicate what the pan was made of – or what its used for.
Out of curiosity I checked the bottom of my own cast iron pans and the makers name is impressed into the bottom of the pan, not raised.
It appears to sit on something that that would have three, rungs, or elements….as the feet are graduated so it can sit flat on something, a little above something, or a little higher above something.  Hard to explain.
Also notice the gear used where the handle attaches to the pan.​
The handle itself has has a hook/crook in the top of it – so that when it hangs on something….it hangs straight or flat so that nothing can tip out of it….i.e. hot liquid ??
Hopefully the man, or the people who knew the man will come back to the Maberly Fair this August.
Karen Prytula–LCGS
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Rob Bell thought it might be a spider skillet
I found this online
“There was a black iron skillet in my mother’s kitchen that she always called the spider. “Fetch me down that black iron spider,” she would say when she was getting ready to start on one of her famous dishes –tuna fish casserole, for instance, topped not with potato chips but with baking powder biscuits; or American chop suey, which surely must have had an Italian ancestry, made as it was with ground meat, tomato sauce and elbow macaroni. Or cornbread — no cornbread could ever fulfill its flavor potential, she declared, unless it was baked in that black iron spider.” Read the rest here: CLICK
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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

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