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Miss Ida Paul — Sarah More

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Miss Ida Paul — Sarah More
(The accompanying photo was taken at the time of the marriage of Ida’s sister in 1901.)  

If you don’t know who Sarah More is– well she is an amazing historian. I tell tales — Sarah documents technical history as well as stories and I greatly admire this woman. Mississippi Mills is so lucky to have her as well as all of us.

A little story about a much-loved Appleton schoolteacher=—By Sarah More

In the 1870s, William Paul of Mountblow, Ramsay Township (1841-1930), and his wife, Sarah Shaw, moved to just outside of Appleton where they raised three boys and four girls. 

William & Sarah’s second daughter, Miss Ida Paul, graduated at the head of her class at Normal School (Teachers’ College). She taught from 1898-1932 on the site of today’s North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton. She was always concerned for a boyfriend who never returned from WWI, as well as, her youngest brother, Charlie, who returned with shell shock and damage to his lungs.

After the death of her parents, Ida came to live with her niece’s family. Ida’s niece remembers all of Ida’s students passed their high school entrance exams. Ida’s great-niece remembers receiving help with Algebra saying, “[Ida] was very kind and always used positive words to solve a problem.” “She expected high marks and encouraged the children to reach them.”

Christmas was fun, because the children were allowed in Ida’s room to open their Christmas stockings which were made of silk and could stretch to about five feet. She used to walk down to the pond to where the children were skating and throw candy on the ice to see who could pick it up the fastest.

The children were also fascinated by her little bottles of homeopathic medicines as most families tried to cure themselves first. Ida’s age was a well-guarded secret for unknown reasons. She even refused to have her year of birth inscribed on the family gravestone. (She died in her 93rd year.) Ida was raised in a Christian home and was a member of the Carleton Place United Church. 

Thanks so much Sarah!

I added the following clippings and genealogy about Miss Paul- Linda

Name:Ida A Paul
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Age:17
Birth Year:abt 1874
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Ramsay, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Daughter
Religion:Free Church
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Name:William Paul
Father’s Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Sarah Paul
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Neighbours:View others on page
Household MembersAgeRelationship
William Paul50 Head
Sarah Paul45Wife
William A Paul20Son
Effie Paul19Daughter
Ida A Paul17Daughter
Annie Paul14Daughter
Jessie Paul12Daughter
Franklin I Paul9Son
Charles H Paul5Son
Enumeration District:83
1891 census
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 Feb 1898, Wed  •  Page 8
he Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 Jul 1896, Thu  •  Page 1

Do You Know This Man? Wave’s Inn –Lorie Paul

The Wondrous Life of Norman Paul

The Amazing Mr. Paul

Suspended Teacher —Appleton School 1931 — Miss Annie Neilson

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Suspended Teacher —Appleton School 1931 — Miss Annie Neilson

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 May 1931, Mon,  Page 15

 

 

 

 

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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Ladies & Gentlemen- Your School Teachers of Lanark County 1898

School Salaries of 1918

The Fight Over One Room Schools in 1965!

 

 

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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?

The North Lanark Quilts

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The North Lanark Quilts

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  25 Aug 1971, Wed,  Page 41

 

Seven days after my birth I was placed in a quilt my grandmother had made and brought immediately to her home as my mother was ill. I was tucked into my crib with the same quilt I came home from the hospital in. At age 12 my mother died, and my grandmother sat with me on her veranda and wrapped that same quilt around me while I cried. Life was never the same after that, and the quilt was placed on my bed like an old friend when I stayed with her.  I would stare at the painting on the wall while I tried to sleep and thought that a lot of people understood art but not quilts. If I had a lot of money I would own a quilt and not a piece of art,  because in the end which gives you the most comfort?

Read the rest here: The Pickle Jar of Quilts

 

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This fundraising signature quilt was made in 1889 by the Scott family who owned the Pakenham General Store. Each name is beautifully signed with pen and ink. Do you see any names you recognize? All Photos-North Lanark Regional Museum 

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This (tiny) quilt belonged to Ethel Murial (West) MacFarlane

 

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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.

relatedreading

 

Buttons and Quilts by Sherri Iona (Lashley)

The Pickle Jar of Quilts

 

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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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North Lanark Regional Museum –What’s Hot?

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North Lanark Regional Museum –What’s Hot?

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Kay Rogers presents “At Home in Tay Valley”

The North Lanark Historical Society is continuing its spring Speaker Series with a presentation by Kay Rogers, editor of At Home in Tay Valley, at the Museum on Sunday, April 23 at 2 PM. Dozens of writers, artists and photographers worked under the editorship of Kay Rogers to compile At Home in Tay Valley, which captures the voices, stories, and events that have defined the lives of those who have called Tay Valley home―from members of the Algonquin First Nation who helped the early settlers survive and adapt to a new land, to the “back-to the-landers” of the 1970s who sought a more wholesome way of life. Admission is by donation and refreshments will be provided.

 

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Appleton School Reunion Meeting

The next planning meeting for the Appleton School Reunion will take place at the Museum on April 12 at 7pmPlease contact Nancy Dupuis at nancyedupuis@icloud.com or 613-222-1771 for further information. The Reunion will be an opportunity to celebrate memories and meet up with old classmates, teachers and friends of the past. 

 

 

Paint & Sip

 

Join us for a painting party on Saturday, May 6 at 1pm! Join Carleton Place artist Jenine McCann as she leads participants step-by step to complete their own work of art. No painting experience is necessary. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and get creative! Check out some of Jenine’s work below. Tickets are $40 per person and include all painting supplies (canvas, paints, brushes) and refreshments. The event is 19+. Space is limited. Call 613-257-8503 or emailappletonmuseum@hotmail.com for your invitation today!

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Travel Paint Night- ‘Paint Night’ That Comes To You, Carleton Place, Ontario Area. 216 likes. Paint Night that comes to the comfort of your home! You…

Celebrating Mothers Tea

Join us at the Museum on Saturday, May 13th, from 2-4 pm, to celebrate the mothers in your life with a pot of tea and delicious treats! The event is $5 per person all funds raised will go towards supporting your local Museum.

 
Hope to see you there!
Melissa Alexander

Project Coordinator
North Lanark Historical Society
North Lanark Regional Museum
647 River Rd, Appleton, ON
P.O. Box 218, Almonte, ON, K0A1A0
613-257-8503