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The Oldest Cemetery in Drummond


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On is the of the oldest cemeteries in Drummond is the Old Drummond Centre Cemetery that is situated on land drawn from the crown in 1816 by Donald McDonald and was deeded to him on march 30,1824.

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It has been said that the first person buried here was a Mr. McIntyre in 1816 and the creek was named after him. The commemorative stone was moved by: John Miller, Joe Ebbs and Tom Ireton from McIntyre Creek and erected in 1934.

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Mr. Stenhouse from Perth worked with a hammer and a chisel and Mr. Robertson from Perth and Mr. Caswell of Maple Creek paid the cost. ( A History of Drummond Township)

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Donald McDonald immigrated to Drummond Twp in 1816 arriving a few weeks after his sister Christian and her husband Hugh Robertson. Donald was christened June 5th 1793 in Crannich, Kenmore, Perthshire on the north shore of Loch Tay. His older sister was christened December 14th 1789. Their parents were Alexander McDonald and Catherine McEwen. Alexander was a McCall. The McCall’s alias McDonald were living in Morenish, Carwhin and Crannich on Loch Tay in the 1700’s. John Robertson and his wife Janet McCallum were from the same area, and they immigrated to Drummond along with their children – including Hugh. Only their son Donald remained at Carwhin, residing at Drumfuil adjacent to Carwhin proper where he passed away in 1856.

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Perth Courier, April 11, 1873

Griffith-McDonald—Married, on the 20th March, by the Rev. T. Brock, Mr. Edward J. Griffith of Beckwith, to Miss Eliza McDonald of Drummond.

Perth Courier, August 27, 1909

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDonald, Sr., Drummond, was the scene of a most joyful and delightful occasion on August 24 when they celebrated their Golden Wedding.  Mr. McDonald and Miss Dick of Perth were married on August 22, 1859 at the manse, Lanark by Rev. Mr. Fraser.  All these years, their married life has been spent in Drummond where two sons and two daughters (one deceased) have grown up around them.  Living in a community among many friends and numerous relatives those fifty years, have been full of much happiness, comfort and prosperity.  Mr. and Mrs. McDonald are rich in possessing 13 grandchildren.  All their children were present on this the 50th anniversary of their marriage.  A splendid wedding dinner was served.  Although the “bride and groom” are so well advanced in years, they are still young at heart.  The joy of the Lord has been their strength.  None entered into the festivities more than the “happy couple”.  At the close, the bride and groom of fifty years were presented by their children with golden gifts.  Mr. and Mrs. McDonald have been members of the Presbyterian Church for thirty years.  Their family are active working members also many of their grandchildren.  Mr. McDonald has held the office of township treasurer for 27 years,

Donald Robertson McDonald (1828-1896), born at Drummond Center, Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario. Son of Hugh Robertson & Christina McDonald (see # 2 above). He married Janet Shaw (1840-1919) in 1862 and fathered 13 children; Hugh S. (1862-1956), Agnes Dunn Robertson (1864-1952), William Shaw (1865-1940), Donald McDonald (1867-1948), Christina McDonald (1869-1895), James Wilson Shaw (1871-1945), Jessie Catherine (1873-1906), Alexander John (1876-1952), Margaret Jane A. (1878-1952), Duncan Peter (1880-1884), Frederick Albert (1882-1962), Charles Robert (1884-1952), Sarah Annie (1886-1965).

In 1908 H. Brown and Sons millers from Carleton Place requested the local council for compensation ‘for the loss of a load of fire’, injury and lost time to the teamster when the bridge across the McIntyre Creek, between Perth and Innisville collapsed when his wagon load of flour was crossing it. Council issued a cheque for $150 to Mr. Brown and as this was now a county road the county paid an equal amount. Mr. Curtis, the teamster, received $236 compensation for injuries received.