Tag Archives: Mrs. Pearl McCann

The Grieg School– The Fire and Mrs. Pearl McCann

The Grieg School– The Fire and Mrs. Pearl McCann




S.S. No. 14 Ramsay – Greig’s School
In 1826, a long building 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.


grieg234.jpgFebruary 1963


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 (USA)




Sutherland Genealogy– Ramsay Township Looking for GEORGINA

Ramsay Barn Fire-Why Were the Tracks on Fire?

We Need a Railroad says Ramsayville

Some Cold Hard Facts- First Tailor in Ramsay and a Cow Without a Bell

Ramsay Settlers 101