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Stewart Hanna –The “Angry” Journalist of a Rural Town

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Stewart Hanna –The “Angry” Journalist of a Rural Town
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John Morrow–From what I have heard over the years the Almonte Gazette’s then editor/publisher, Adelbert Stewart “Stew” Hanna was quite a character, especially when he was inebriated (which apparently was not that unusual), and was not above a bit of “yellow” journalism at those times, and this appears to be one of them. My father told me one time it was frequently Mrs. Hanna, not Stew, who oversaw the Gazette’s weekly publication because he was in no condition to do the job.

I also had occasion one time to sit down with Angus Edward “Gus” Dobbie, long-time editor of the Smiths Falls Record-News, who told me he and Stew Hanna maintained quite a running editorial battle in the pages of their respective papers. Gus Dobbie also commented about Norman E. H. Turner, who was editor and publisher of the Perth Courier during that time period, that Norm Turner was a great businessman as publisher, but as an editor “he couldn’t sharpen Stew Hanna’s pencils”.

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Funniest Memory– Photos Of the Canadian Gazette Museum Collection

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Funniest Memory– Photos Of the Canadian Gazette Museum Collection

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I would like to thank everyone for helping to identify the 1970s photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. We have about 18 photos left, and we have identified over 70% of them thanks to you.

I have seen a lot of funny photos and thanks to you recognized a lot of people from families past, but yesterday I thought this comment was quite the story I would love to hear more about– or maybe not??

The lad on the right was identified was Billy McGregor who lived on McArthur Ave “who put a hole in Kory’s armpit with a couch leg”

Now that is a story that will travel Lanark County for years and be told to generations to come as far as I am concerned!

Anyone want to elaborate on this story– or is it one best kept under lock and key?

Maybe it’s best to bury it in history…

 

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)

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Carleton Place Photos 1920s

Old Photos from Carleton Place

The Almonte Fire 1909– Bank Manager Badly Injured

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The Almonte Fire 1909– Bank Manager Badly Injured

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 - BANK MANAGER BADLY INJURED Mr. A S. HenshaW... - some fur and clothing that were , J up oa : A...

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
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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 andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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The Almonte Fire of 1909

Almonte Fire of Nolan’s and Wylie’s Stable

The Almonte Fire 1955– Almonte United Church

Judge Senkler and the Almonte Fire Bug

The Almonte Fire– Bridge and Water Street 1903

Miss Eva Denault- Almonte 1911 Fire Heroine

Naming the Townships of Lanark County 1899

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Naming the Townships of Lanark County 1899

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  15 Aug 1899, Tue,  Page 4

 

 

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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Plans For the Lanark County Townships, 1827, with Names Names Names

The Old Settlers Weren’t so Old After All

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

Dear Lanark Era –Lanark Society Settlers Letter

Ramsay Settlers 101

Beckwith –Settlers — Sir Robert the Bruce— and Migrating Turtles

EARLY SETTLEMENT OF DALHOUSIE-Tina Penman, Middleville, Ont.

Lanark County 101 — It Began with Rocks, Trees, and Swamps

What Was Smiths Falls Perth and Port Elmsley like to Joseph and Jane Weekes?

Rock the Boat! Lanark County or Bust! Part 1

It Wasn’t the Sloop John B — Do’s and Don’t in an Immigrant Ship -Part 2

Riders on the Storm– Journey to Lanark County — Part 3

ROCKIN’ Cholera On the Trek to the New World — Part 4

Rolling down the Rapids –Journey to Lanark Part 5

Pickwick’s Gossip Columns of The Grog Shops — Truth was Truth and Sin was Sin

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Pickwick’s Gossip Columns of The Grog Shops — Truth was Truth and Sin was Sin

 

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A Grog Shop was a  saloon of bar room especially a cheap one. But,  it was there you found 9/10th of  the local population. But, it was also there that the local newspaper found its best gossip.

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Dec 1952, Sat,  Page 24

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ 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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Tavern Licenses of Lanark County — names names names

Fake News or Just a Bad Fight? Shocking Cannibalism–Tales from the Tavern

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Memories of the Carleton Place LCBO

Nothing But the Cooler Left in Carleton Place

82 Bottles of Booze on the Wall – 82 Bottles of Booze

The Big Beer Store Heist in Carleton Place

Was the McNeely Bridge Funded on “Drinkin’ Fines”?

When Newspapers Go Digital– Carlyle McCann Carleton Place — 1822 Memories

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When Newspapers Go Digital– Carlyle McCann Carleton Place — 1822 Memories

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We need our old newspapers archived and on the internet, there is no doubt about it, but it is costly and takes time. The Almonte Gazette is online, but sadly our old Carleton Place newspapers are not, due to costs. Shane Wm Edwards sent me this link about a man who is documenting newspapers online.

One computer expert working alone has built a historic newspaper site (http://fultonhistory.com) that’s orders of magnitude bigger and more popular than one created by a federal bureaucracy with millions of dollars to spend.

Armed only with a few PCs and a cheap microfilm scanner, Tom Tryniski has played David to the Library of Congress’ Goliath. Tryniski’s site, which he created in his living room in upstate New York, has grown into one of the largest historic newspaper databases in the world, with 22 million newspaper pages.

By contrast, the Library of Congress’ historic newspaper site, Chronicling America, has 5 million newspaper pages on its site while costing taxpayers about $3 per page. In January, visitors to Fultonhistory.com accessed just over 6 million pages while Chronicling America pulled fewer than 3 million views. For complete text and links, go to: http://bit.ly/YT5KcL Video written, produced, shot and edited by Jim Epstein, who also narrates. Shane warned me there was interesting things on there and it did not take long before I was hooked. I have a couple of 1000 clippings on another site I have been working on to document them and now this. LOL. Oh well all fair in love and history.

 

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The Illustrated Buffalo Express September 24 1922

 

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Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ 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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Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s

In Memory of Tom McCann

Memories of the Bracewells of Carleton Place

The “Margaret Thatcher” of Campbell Street

Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s

In Memory of Stuart White of Carleton Place

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

My Neighbours –Photos of the Cliff- McCann House and Springside Hall

Newspaper Columns of the Past- Today’s Child- Helen Allen

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Newspaper Columns of the Past- Today’s Child- Helen Allen

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Tom Edwards wrote a few weeks ago on Facebook that he read the column “Today’s Child”. I had never heard of it so I decided to do some sleuthing and found out how popular Helen Allen was.

Once referred to as the “fairy godmother of adoption,” journalist Helen Allen tirelessly worked for 18 years to find homes for 11,000 children who had no parents or relatives to take care of them. In her column, Today’s Child — which began in the now-defunct Toronto Telegram but later continued in the Star and other local papers like the Ottawa Journal.

The Globe and Mail, for one, publicized the plight of war orphans and was able to brag that its efforts meant 181 homes had been found. Not to be outdone, the Toronto Telegram started putting Helen Allen’s “Today’s Child” column on its front page, with its heart-wrenching details of the needs of these kids.

Adoption crusader Helen Allen died in Toronto on Nov. 9, 2006 at the age of 99.

Her work on behalf of domestic adoption in Canada garnered her many awards. The most recent was a Special Achievement Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children in 2005.

Helen Allen was honoured for her pioneering work with the “Today’s Child” newspaper column. Today, it’s a fixture at the Toronto Star, which since 1971 has featured the pictures and profiles of children awaiting adoption.

But when Ms. Allen, then a reporter for the Toronto Telegram, launched “Today’s Child” in June 1964 it met with skepticism from the Children’s Aid Societies of the day, who balked at the idea of parading their children before the public. Three of the 51 CASs did take part — Hamilton, Kenora and Toronto — and the daily column became a success. Other daily and weekly papers in Ontario picked up the column and in 1968 Ms. Allen launched a television version on CFTO-TV, “Family Finder”.

 

Happy memory: Columist Helen Allen treasures this picture of Albert, 4, a cystic fibrosis victim, that appeared in the Today's Child column three years ago. Six months later, a Newfoundland family saw him in an old copy of The Star wrapped around a parcel from Toronto, and adopted him.

Columnist Helen Allen treasures this picture of Albert, 4, a cystic fibrosis victim, that appeared in the Today’s Child column three years ago. Six months later, a Newfoundland family saw him in an old copy of The Star wrapped around a parcel from Toronto, and adopted him. Cooper, David–Picture, 1981–Toronto Star Photo Archive

 

Helen Allen received many honours. She was named to the Order of Canada and received an honorary doctorate from York University and the Award of Merit from the City of Toronto.

Helen Kathleen Allen was born in Dundurn, Sask., on Aug. 16, 1907. She married Charles Stacey in Toronto on Oct. 3, 1980, when she was 73, and he 74. In 1981 she stepped down from the “Today’s Child” column (Judith Adams did it for seven years more) and “Family Finder”, but still spent two days a week writing letters and Adoption Bulletins.

 

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Margaret Lucas

I was in one of those pictures in May 1965 with my four sisters. I vividly remember getting together for the picture to be taken and it was an awesome day. We were not all adopted together but have found each other later in life. Love that picture so much and looked at it often throughout the years.

 

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)

Sad Memories of the Waifs and Strays Society

The Wright Brothers– British Home Children

Canadians Just Wanted to Use me as a Scullery-Maid

Laundry Babies – Black Market Baby BMH 5-7-66

 

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