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Handwritten Clippings from Stuart McIntosh — When Cutting Corn was $3.00 and Tobacco was 20 Cents

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Handwritten Clippings from Stuart McIntosh — When Cutting Corn was $3.00 and Tobacco was 20 Cents
Grandma also kept an account of expenses. Note washboards were $1, bag of flour was 75 cents
Farm wives often kept a running diary of on farm events. Note that scrubbing the floor was one. Also buying the Bolger mare, unusual weather,etc.

Wages have also changed–An interesting ledger is the large one from the Clayton store now stored at the Lanark County Archives— Stuart also said his father made 25 cents a day in the logging camps.

Weekly Wages in 1888 — Nothing to Write Home About as they say…

Working in the Grist Mill

Working on the Telephone Lines — Electrocution at Carleton Place

Was Working in One of Our Local Mills Like Working in a Coal Mine?

The Early Days of Working in the Ramsay Mine — Going Down Down Down

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

She Doesn’t Think My Tractor is Sexy–The Farmer’s Wife 1889

Butter in pails, 17 to 18c-The Almonte Farmer’s Market 1898

Lanark Farm Life is Not so Bad- 1951

Once Upon a Time on the Farm

Farming Could be a Dangerous Business in Lanark County? Who Do You Know?

Stuart McIntosh

Teamsters Horses and Accidents- Stuart McIntosh

Cheesemakers of Lanark County — Eastern Dairy School- Stuart McIntosh

Then and Now Bowland Road-Community Memories of the McIntosh’s–Stuart McIntosh

Community Memories of the Lorimer’s–Stuart McIntosh

Documenting Ed Pelletier -Photos- Stuart McIntosh

What’s in a Photo — Stuart McIntosh

McIntosh Clan 100 Strong Holds Picnic at Family Homestead 1953

David McIntosh –Front Desk Man at the Mississippi Hotel

Then and Now Bowland Road-Community Memories of the McIntosh’s–Stuart McIntosh

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Then and Now Bowland Road-Community Memories of the McIntosh’s–Stuart McIntosh

Same place..different times. Approximately 1914..Lillian, Ethel,Dave,Alec and John R. McIntosh.

Photo from Whispers from the Past, History and Tales of Clayton” If you want to purchase a book please email at rose@sarsfield.ca or call at 613-621-9300, or go to the Clayton Store, or Mill Street Books in Almonte.

Approximately late 1970’s…Dave and Alec. The original log house had been covered in board and batten. The wood shed was later removed and used as the sugar camp on what is now Bowland Road.

Clayton Ontario History

March 31, 2018  · Ed and Becky Rath Pelletier, Ethel, Lillian, Alex and Dave McIntosh. Thank you to Stuart McIntosh for sharing.

Clayton Ontario History
November 14, 2017  · 




Again we are looking for help with identification on this group of ladies outside Guthrie United Church in Clayton. They are Mrs. Cochrane, Mrs. Penman, Mrs. Wm. Dunlop, Mrs. John McIntosh, ?, ?, Mrs. Bob Paul, Mrs. Charlie McNeil, Mrs. Rintoul. Thanks to Allan Bellamy and Stuart McIntosh for the photo.


Clayton Ontario History

June 28, 2021  · Writings from the autograph book of Eleanor McIntosh 1934. Thanks to Stuart McIntosh for sharing. Mrs. M. S. Code was Mrs. Matthew S. Code, (Mabel Penman, later married Thos. Price). Mrs. Jimmy Shane was the first Mrs. Shane, Violet Moore. Notice how these ladies signed their names. It was common at the time to go by the husband’s name. Even when I was first married in 1971 my mother used to write to me and address the letters to Mrs. Brian Sarsfield.

Photo from Whispers from the Past, History and Tales of Clayton” If you want to purchase a book please email at rose@sarsfield.ca or call at 613-621-9300, or go to the Clayton Store, or Mill Street Books in Almonte.

Community Memories of the Lorimer’s–Stuart McIntosh

Documenting Ed Pelletier -Photos- Stuart McIntosh

What’s in a Photo — Stuart McIntosh

McIntosh Clan 100 Strong Holds Picnic at Family Homestead 1953

David McIntosh –Front Desk Man at the Mississippi Hotel

McIntosh Clan 100 Strong Holds Picnic at Family Homestead 1953

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McIntosh Clan 100 Strong Holds Picnic at Family Homestead 1953

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August 1953–Clayton

The McIntosh clan picnic was held on Monday a t the McIntosh homestead, a very beautiful spot. A great deal of planning and work was done to make the event
such a success. Tables were arranged on the lawn and adorned with beautiful flowers and laden with food.


Following a bountiful dinner, the president, David McIntosh, called the gathering to order. Mr. James W. McIntosh, chief of the clan, gave a very brief talk, after
which the minutes were read by Mrs. Ian Gollan of Kingston, and the treasurer’s report was given by M rs. Wm. McEwen of Kingston. After that, Mr. Harry McIntosh of
P erth was called on to make a presentation to Joyce and Joan, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon McIntosh of Innisville.


He also presided for the election of officers which resulted as follows: Chief, Mr. Jas. W. McIntosh; President, Mr. Maynard McIntosh; Vice-president, Mr. Gordon McIntosh;
Secretary, Mrs. Ian Gollan, Kingston; Treasurer, M rs. Wm. McEwen, Kingston; P ro perty committee, Messrs. Daniel C urrie



David Lorimer, Charles Pretty and David McIntosh; Refreshments, Mrs. Percy B arr, M rs. Donald W. McIntosh, Mrs. E rvin G ibson, Mrs. Mervyn Roberts^ M rs.. C harles P re tty and Mrs. Gordon: McIntosh;: Sports, I Messrs. W m . McIntosh, Wm. McEwen, Percy Barr, Mrs.) W. Lorimer and Mrs. A . Hill.


During the afternoon, races and a ball game were enjoyed. A generous collection was received and again the tables were filled with good things to eat, after which all left for their homes, having enjoyed the afternoon. The weather was ideal for a gathering such as this and friends were present from a great distance. All hope to be back next year. Over one hundred were present and a great many names, added to the clan roll.

 

 

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Samuel Reid and John McIntosh opened a small woollen factory in 1854 on the former site of the Boyce fulling mill.  James Rosamond, who lived until 1894, gave the management of his growing business in 1862 to his sons Bennett and William, who doubled its plant capacity and in 1866 admitted George Stephen, Montreal woollen manufacturer, as a partner.  He became Baron Mount Stephen, president of the Bank of Montreal and first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.–Howard Morton Brown

Almonte Couple Observe Wedding Anniversary

On May 1st, 1967, Mr. and Mrs. Harry McIntosh of Almonte marked the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary. They were married at ‘Rosedale’, home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Robertson of Union Hall, by Rev. Ferguson Miller, on May 1st. 1907. The bridesmaid was Miss Mamie Leishman of Clarendon, while the groom was assisted by Mr. Roy Robertson, brother of the bride. Their family consisting of two sons and two daughters were; Morley E., now of Perth, Helena (Mrs. J. M. Roberts) of Lanark, Margaret (Mrs. L. N. Duval) of Skaneateles, New York, and Gordon, who died in infancy. On April 29th to mark the occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary, a family dinner was held at the Legion Hall, in Lanark. Present also on the occasion were the brides-maid and groomsman of 60 years ago, and Mrs. Mary McIntosh, sister-in-law of the couple. All of their children, two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren joined together in bringing them good wishes. On the following two days friends and relatives called at the McIntosh home in Almonte to join in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Mclntosh on this auspicious occasion. Telegrams of congratulations and good wishes were received from Her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Ministers of Canada, and Ontario, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Robertson of Salmon Arm, B.C., and other relatives from a distance. Also a framed certificate from the Provincial Secretary was, personally delivered by Mr. Geo Gomme, M.P.P. for Lanark. On Friday last, Mr. McIntosh underwent surgery in Almonte Hospital. Friends will be happy to know that he is since making a satisfactory recovery.

 

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McIntosh

mid 1800s

John m. Ellen Jane Wilson d/o Hugh & Mary Pollard b. 1844. May have lived in Beckwith.

McIntosh 1834 Does anyone know where in Lanark County, John McIntosh (MacIntosh/MacKintosh) is buried? He died there in 1834, husband of Janet Murray, father of Robert and John McIntosh.
Answer: Pontiac County, Quebec. 05/18/2004.


McIntosh 1806+ Duncan McIntosh born 1806 in Scotland ; married (1) Martha Galbraith 10 August 1837 ; (2) Isabella Gillies 1857 or 1858.  Father of Martha 1838 who married Alexander Gouldie (Foam Lake, Saskatchewan); Maxwell 1841 who married Henry Buffam (Renfrew); Donald McIntosh who married Margaret Sinnett (Minden & New Liskeard); Isabella Haggart McIntosh 1851 who married  (1) James Coutts and (2) James Morrison (Oliver’s Ferry); James Gillies McIntosh 1858 who married Margaret Ann Drynan (Carleton Place); Duncan Gillies McIntosh 1858 (died before 1864); Elizabeth 1862 who married James Latimer (Carleton Place); and Dr. Duncan Haggart McIntosh 1864 married (1) Maggie McCallum and (2) Rachel Stephenson (Carleton Place).  We are descended from son Donald.  Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can help us with Duncan ’s other descendants.

Clan McIntosh Guest Book and Genealogy Forum–CLICK HERE

 

 

 

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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.

 

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

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

David McIntosh –Front Desk Man at the Mississippi Hotel

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David McIntosh –Front Desk Man at the Mississippi Hotel

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This was sent to me by Beverly Salked yesterday care of the Lanark County Genealogical Society. It was an interesting account of a David McIntosh who worked at the Clyde Hotel and made his way up to working the front desk at the Mississippi Hotel.

In October he slipped and fell and his injury progressed to *blood poisoning and he died one month later at the age of 31. In memory of Thomas McIntosh.

Biography above credit: John Collins-Mcintosh family of Lanark County..

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1920s photo–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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This is the original register from The Mississippi Hotel (see more in historical notes) that David would have registered hotel guests at. photo–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Stuart McIntosh David Mcintosh, born oct.1870. On Oct.24,1901 he injured his leg while getting into the Mississippi Hotel coach, similar to the one illustrated. On Nov.1,1901 he died from blood poisoning. He served as a clerk at the hotel and would be assisting passengers with luggage at the time of his injury.

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 05 Nov 1901, Tue, Page 7
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  • The first page was taken directly from The Mcintosh family of Lanark County. ( John Collins-Mcintosh family of Lanark County) David was working at the Mississippi Hotel at the time of his death second photo. David is also a Gibson descendant and was a younger brother of my Great Grandmother Mary Whyte Mcintosh Park.– Beverly Salked

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  • *Septicaemia (Septacunines) – A poisoned condition of the blood due to pathogenic bacteria; blood poisoning. marked by chills, fever, prostration and inflammation of the serous membranes and of the lungs, kidneys and other organs.

Register-This is the original register from The Mississippi Hotel, built by Napoleon Lavallee in 1872 at the corner of Bridge Street and Lake Avenue. It has a bell for getting the owner’s attention, spaces for matches on either side of a striking plate, containers for pens and cards, and many many steel plates attached to the surfaces. These plates contain advertisements for local businesses that a visitor to Carleton Place might have found useful – kind of like modern day business cards!

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The Municipal Heritage Committee of Carleton Place was pleased to present the first in a series of historical plaques describing local heritage buildings to Angelo Seccaspina, owner of Greystones, the former Mississippi Hotel building. Pictured left to right are Bernard deFrancesco, Chair, Robert Probert, Councilor Representative,
Jennifer Irwin, Manager of the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum and Angelo Seccaspina– 2013

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)

Related reading

Romancing the Mississippi Hotel

Murders and Mysteries of the Mississippi Hotel

Thieves at the Mississippi Hotel–When Crime Began to Soar

All About Lorraine Lemay –Mississippi Hotel

Architecture Stories: The Hotel that Stompin’ Tom Connors Saved

The Napoleon of Carleton Place

Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie

Mississippi Hotel Beer — Brading’s Beer

In the Mississippi Hotel Mood with Mrs. Glen Miller

The Mystery Murals of The Queen’s and Mississippi Hotel

Burnin’ Old Memories –The Mississippi Hotel Fire

Romancing the Mississippi Hotel in 1961

Where Was Linda? A Necromancer Photo Blog -Victorian Seance at the Mississippi Hotel

Spooky Night at the Seccaspina Hotel