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The Almonte Flour Mill – Mr. Strickland –1961

The Almonte Flour Mill – Mr. Strickland –1961

Next time you sit down to eat a piece of bread the odds are that the flour to make it came from the Almonte Flour Mill. The mill, a landmark In the Ottawa Valley for almost a century is grinding out enough flour anually and the Valley towns the firm uses three quarters of a million bushels of wheat.

The wheat Is brought by boat from Western Canada by Prescott; and transported by rail or truck to Almonte. It is believed to be the only one of its kind in the area extending from Toronto on the west to Valleyfield, Quebec, on the east.

Phil Strickland a graduate lawyer who never got around to practising law because of his love for the flour business. Mr. Strickland, who took over- operation of the mill years ago shys away from publicity. He will talk at great length about the mill, but not about himself. It was only after an intensive Investigation that The Journal learned he had been graduated at lawyer in Saskatchewan In 1934.

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Sat, 5 Aug 1961Page 33

During the depression days —there just wasn’t work of any kind. I finally got a job In a flour mill and liked it so much Inst I have been at it ever since. I just never got around to practising he explained. MR. STRICKLAND said he was disturbed about a recent story which Indicated he was the Lt. Col. of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada when the late Major Gordon Sim of Ottawa took German- prisoners single-handed during a World War II battle at the Falaise Gap South, of Caen.

Wishing to set the record he said Lt Col. Nichoi Kingsmill, now practising law in Toronto, was commander of the HLI when the hamlet of Tournal-sur-Dive was liberated by Canadians in 1944 and. thousands of prison-era taken. “It was some time after Falaise that I took over as commander of the he said”.

Mr. Strickland also takes an interest in the civic affairs of this Lanark County town. He served a stint on town council was the former finance chairman. That’s all you can find out about Mr. Strickland. But about the mill, that’s different. Its origin has been pin-pointed to 1875 and it has been in constant operation ever since. Today the mill, which still derives part of its production power from two water wheels driven by the current of the Mississippi river, is on the threshold of new era. By next April the flour will be produced by the latest equipment In North America and present production will be increased by 50 per cent. Twenty-five employes work at the mill year-round and no changes will be made when the new equipment is installed.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Sat, 5 Aug 1961Page 33

In the Flume of the Almonte Flour Mills Ltd

The Carp Flour Mill Fire 1991

Mello-Creme Cereal – Carp– AND — Mello Creme Bread – 95 Echo Drive

Almonte Flour Mills –Wylie Flour Mill

Philip Strickland Almonte Flour Mill 1959

Did a Dust Blast do in the Almonte Flour Mill?

My Summer Job at the Almonte Flour Mill — Tom Edwards

The Story of the Almonte Flour Mill

Minute to Minute– The Almonte Flour Mill Explosion

Explosion at the Almonte Flour Mill–Rob Armstrong

The Brown Flour Mill Stories

The Drought of 1871 and the Mills on the Mississippi River

Down by the Old Mill Stream — Carleton Place

Almonte High School 1961 Names Names Names -Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Almonte High School 1961  Names Names Names -Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Clippings thanks to Janet I. Ritchie Scott 

Thanks to the scrapbook of Lucy Connelly Poaps ADHS cheerleaders 1960-1961

Marks Received by Students At Almonte High School Who Tried Christmas Tests— January 1960– Names Names Names

Kathleen Downey — Miss Almonte High School 1958

Here She Comes —Miss Almonte High School January 1958

A Tale From Almonte High School –Dugald Campbell

Meet Janet I. Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

The Girl Guides Talking Stick Returns to Lanark County –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Meet Janet I. Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Meet Janet I.  Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

I graduated from Almonte High School in 1961. I am downsizing and while sorting and packing, I found a 1957 and a 1958-1959 yearbooks from Almonte High School. I was Janet Ritchie then. Happy to find them a home. Found some later ones too. I was on the yearbook committee when we called the yearbook “et Nomla Libris” because some of us were in the Latin class and spelling Almonte backwards made it look classy. ( our joke). I taught later at Church Street School and met a younger AHS student who said they changed the name of the yearbook. It wasn’t even a real word! We thought it was funny at 16.

I lived in Almonte from 1953 (Grade 5) to (Grade 13) 1961 and then went to Teacher’s College. From 1963 to 1965 I taught in Church Street Public School. I directed Waupoos Girl Guide Camp for three summers 2005 and the Almonte Leaders volunteered to staff the Nature Camp. They left with me a Talking Stick in my care as they intended to come back the following year. This Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides has been in my care for almost twenty years I still have it but wondered if they would like it back in their unit. Thank you for getting in touch with Heather Legge and I am dropping her off a Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides that has been in my care for almost twenty years.

My maternal grandfather was Arthur Forsythe who was born in Rosebank I think. His father drove coach between Almonte and Blakeney but died suddenly when Grandpa was only 12. Forsythes lived at Cedar Hill. Kate Cochrane was my Great Aunt.

I tell my grandkids about swimming under the railroad bridge in Almonte but I wouldn’t recommend it now. We were crazy. We got careful instead of carefree as we grew older. I was born Dec.3,1942. We lived on the Henderson Chicken farm on Carling Ave. Then. Dad followed the snowplow into the Civic Hospital in a terrible blizzard. I’ve seen historic Ottawa photos of men digging out streetcar tracks with shovels following the storm.

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Tue, 7 Feb 1961Page 16

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Fri, 9 Sept 1960Page 4

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Thu, 25 Sept 1958Page 28

Janet 1961 ADHS Annual

Janet’s father Reverend James Ritchie minister at St. JOhn’s Almonte 1953-1961

John Cochran and Margaret More wedding- Almonte

D & L Slade Co.– Way of Housekeeping Larry Clark — A Tide Mill

Coleman Family History–Just for Your Records

James Mackintosh Bell — The Buchanan Scrapbooks

McEwan Fire 1949 —Chris Muller –None of Us are Alone— We are all connected!

The Girl Guides Talking Stick Returns to Lanark County –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

The Girl Guides Talking Stick Returns to Lanark County –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Heather Legge and Janet I. Ritchie Scott on Saturday May 27th 2023

I directed Waupoos Girl Guide Camp (Girl Guides ‘heartbroken’ as Ontario camps to be sold by 2020) for three summers 2005 and the Almonte Leaders volunteered to staff the Nature Camp. They left with me a Talking Stick in my care as they intended to come back the following year. This Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides has been in my care for almost twenty years I still have it but wondered if they would like it back in their unit. Thank you for getting in touch with Heather Legge and I am dropping her off a Talking Stick, belonging to the Girl Guides that has been in my care for almost twenty years.

The Talking Sign
Years ago, Brownies had a special two-fingered sign when they said their
own Brownie Promise. Now, Brownies say the same Promise as all other
Girl Scouts. Now the two-fingered sign is called the Talking Sign and is
used when girls are sitting in their Daisy Circle. When a girl has something
to say, she makes the two-fingered sign and taps the floor in front of her.
Girl Scout troops often use a Talking Stick when having discussions. The
talking stick is actually a Native American tradition, and can be plain or
decorated. Only the person holding the talking stick may speak – if a girl
wishes to speak, she would use the talking sign to signal that she would
like to have the talking stick passed to her. Sometimes troops use some
other sort of object such as a stuffed animal as a “talking bear” or other


The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Mon, May 5, 1975Page 8

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Tue, 14 Jul 1987Page 16

The Kingston Whig-Standard

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Wed, Jul 4, 1962Page 19

Carleton Place Brownies — -Thanks Linda Gallipeau-Johnston for this photo-

Linda, this is a picture of either Brownies or Girl Guides – 1st row myself, Isabelle Raycroft, Norma Dorman, Ruth Ann Thorpe, Alana Lever – 2nd back – Sandra Thompson ? Linda Percival, Nancy Nesbitt, Marion Gordon, Kathryn Dack, Jessica Montgomery, Peggy Mace, behind Peggy looks like Wendy Robertson – to the left Rita Porteous – don’t know the others – maybe someone else can fill in. Looks like maybe we were 11 or 12 – some of us didn’t have our uninforms so I am thinking it was a “fly-up from Brownies to Girl Guides – basement of the Zion Memorial Church 1957 – 58.

I am enclosing a photo of some of the Girl Guides and Brownies from Almonte. I cannot date this accurately it but should be around 1962. Hopefully the clarity is ok.

Mary Beth Wylie

Lucy Connelly Poaps clipping

Brownies from Sue Tweddle and Joann Voyce recognize anyone? In front of Zion Memorial in CP

Our future young ladies of Carleton Place… Thank you for inviting me and hope you learned more about being part of your community. Sparks and Brownies CP division.. I showed them my 62 year old Brownie pin tonight..One young lass said ‘ yeah you’re old like my Grandma.. she gets cramps! ” LOLOL

History of Girl Guides in Almonte

Canadian Girls in Training

Anyone Know anything about The Whoop La Girls Camp

Our Community — The Staff of Carleton Place and the Sparks and Brownies of Carleton Place –Photos!!

Meet Janet I. Ritchie Scott — Keeping History Alive –Janet I. Ritchie Scott series

Mr William Majaury Mailman

Mr William Majaury Mailman

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 24 Aug 1910Page 8

NAME:William Majaury
BIRTH PLACE:Lanark, Ontario
DEATH DATE:22 Aug 1910
DEATH PLACE:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
CAUSE OF DEATH:Epileptic Attacks


Merrickville, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, CanadaDEATH22 Aug 1910 (aged 68–69)

Hopetown, Lanark County, Ontario, CanadaBURIAL

Hopetown CemeteryHopetown, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada


NameWilliam Majaury
Racial or Tribal OriginScottish
Marital StatusMarried
Birth Date1840
Birth PlaceOntario
Residence Date1901
Residence PlaceCanada
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Can ReadY
Can WriteY
Can Speak EnglishY
DistrictLanark (North/Nord)
District Number80
Sub-District Number1
Dwelling Number9
Family Number10
NeighboursView others on page
Household Members (Name)AgeRelationshipWilliam Majaury60HeadSperry Majaury58WifeWm R Majaury30SonAggnes D Majaury20DaughterFrederick E Majaury18SonAlfred E Majaury14Son

The Sale of his Effects did not take long

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 7 Sept 1910Page 5

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 30 May 1906Page 4

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 14 Feb 1906Page 8

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 14 Mar 1906Page 8

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 20 Jan 1909Page 1

Bits Pieces and Clippings of Jennie Majaury

More on Grandma Majaury — Mother Bread Maker Midwife and Step Dancer

People are Afraid to Work– Jennie Majaury- Darling Township

We’ll Never See a Woman Again Like That-Irene Crosbie

Marian MacFarlane — Silver Threads Among the Gold

From the Files of The Canadian — Who is This? Where is This?

Carleton Place Blind Woman Saved Four Seniors

Women Who Made a Difference in Carleton Place — Mrs. Lim of the New York Cafe

Union Hall Photos and Clippings — Stuart McIntosh

Union Hall Photos and Clippings — Stuart McIntosh

From Stuart McIntosh

Found this pic in my mother’s scrapbook.

Thanks to whoever submitted the early photo of the 4 boys. The next photo is Mr.&Mrs. Thaddeus McIntosh with their children Mildred and Donald. Thaddeus was the boy on the left in earlier pic.

The Daily British Whig

Kingston, Ontario, Canada • Fri, 28 Feb 1896Page 2


St. John the Evangelist Anglican Once Stood on Rideau and Sussex

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Once Stood on Rideau and Sussex

Lost Ottawa


Before there was the present staircase from Sussex to Mackenzie at the end of George street in downtown Ottawa, and before there was a Daly Building to the left, and a Connaught (CRA) building to the right, and before there was the Daly Annex, as seen in our last post …

There was St. John’s Anglican Church, favoured as a place of worship by various Governors General.

I haven’t got a start date for the building (which goes back to at least 1875), but I have an end date. It seems to have burned down on January 12, 1912.

(LAC PA-009002)

Jaan Kolk

The history page of St. John the Evangelist Anglican gives the year of construction as 1861. It was built to be a “chapel of ease” – a secondary place of worship (something less than a church) for Lowertown Anglicans who found Christ Church in Uppertown too far to go. The Anglican Chapel of Ease is listed in the 1863 Ottawa Citizen city directory. It was also referred to as “the Bishop’s Chapel.” In the 1870s, it became St. John’s Church.

In his 1871 book “Ottawa Past and Present”, Charles Roger wrote:

“The Bishop’s Chapel on the corner of Sussex and Rideau streets, as it were, was built originally for a School House, but has ever since its erection been used as a Chapel of Ease. This year, His Lordship the Bishop of Ontario having decided upon residing permanently in Ottawa, a wing was added, and the name was changed to that which it now bears. It is really a very pleasing edifice in the gothic style of architecture, but it would be very much improved were it surmounted by a spire about the centre of the building, rising from the ground.”

Elizabeth Cardoza Taylor

From the Archivist of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa: ” It was built as a schoolroom and chapel of ease for Lower Town by Christ’s Church, Ottawa in 1860, and was also known as the Bishop’s Chapel, before eventually becoming Saint John’s Church.”

Anne Sterling

The vestry records (at Anglican archives housed in Anglican Cathedral bldg) have records of meetings. My 3x great uncle, George Storey, (1812-1888)a general merchant on William, and then Clarence streets sold and gave items to the church. He was an active member at meetings. Interesting to see this photo!

David Jeanes

This was originally built as the “Bishop’s Chapel” or “Chapel of Ease” for Christ Church at the west end of Sparks Street. It included a church school in the basement facing Sussex and was also used by British troops stationed in the former Clarendon Hotel across the street, when the capital moved to Ottawa in 1865. There were also plans to build a large Anglican cathedral on this lot, facing Rideau Street, but Christ Church was expanded instead.

The Fire=

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Fri, 12 Jan 1912Page 1

The Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Fri, 12 Jan 1912Page 1

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Tue, 3 Jun 1913Page 1

Lost Ottawa


Sunday Go to Meeting: St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on Sussex Across from George Street, ca. 1870, looking north east.

This church has a long history going back to its construction 1861, followed by expansion, the inevitable fire, and its eventual relocation to the corner of Somerset and Elgin. The Connaught (CRA) Building now stands just north of the spot. The stairs between Sussex and MacKenzie mark the location of the old church, if I understand things right.

On the northeast corner of George is the former British Hotel, which was a barracks at the time of this picture. Note, the front on Sussex has more floors than the extension along George. The front was rebuilt to its current look circa 1880. (LAC C-000491)

Lost Ottawa


The site of Otawa’s Union Station in January of 1896. You get the industrial flavor of the area had, barely a stone’s throw from Parliament.

To the left of Howe’s store and factory is St. John’s Church, which used to stand at the end of George Street, between Mackenzie and Sussex.

(LAC PA-027736)

Black Sock Church — Herriott and Bridge Street –Photos Larry Clark


Another One Bites the Dust –In Memory of the Holiness Movement Church Building (Hornerites)

Jacob Gallinger SR. Blacksmith

Jacob Gallinger SR. Blacksmith

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 20 Sept 1899Page 1

Jacob (Sr) Gallinger
Birthdate:circa 1820
Birthplace:Lanark, ON, Canada
Death:circa 1899 (70-87)
Immediate Family:Husband of Mary Gallinger
Father of Janet MairElizabeth McLarenMary Ann DickJacob (Jr) GallingerRebecca Bond and 1 other

When Jacob Gallinger was born in 1820 in Cornwall, Ontario, his father, Heinrick, was 26 and his mother, Olive, was 24. He married Mary Alcorn on March 29, 1842, in Lanark, Ontario. They had eight children in 16 years. He died on September 14, 1899, in Lanark, Ontario, having lived a long life of 79 years, and was buried in Gallingertown, Ontario. (
Gallingertown, Stormont Co., Ontario, Canada)

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada • Wed, 26 May 1915Page 1

May 26, 1882

Breach of Liquor Law.—On Friday last the Inspector conducted the prosecution of Matilda Dennis, of the village of Lanark, for selling liquor without a license. The Magistrates were T. Caldwell and J. Gallinger esquire. The evidence was inclusive and the defendant was iined twenty dollars and costs, or thirty days in gaol. The fine was paid.


Gallinger, Jacob, waggon maker and blacksmith, George st
Gillis, John, flour and grist, saw, and carding mill owner, and
lumber merchant

Gallinger, J., blacksmith and horseshoer

Gallinger, Jacob, axe maker

I Swear It’s True — Part 8 – Almas Knowlton – Blacksmith Photographer and Dentist

Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook

Snippets of Ashton-Blacksmiths — Foundry MacFarlane- Donna McFarlane

Hopetown Blacksmith Shop-Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Sam Kelford Blacksmith- The Buchanan Scrapbook

The Last Blacksmith Shop –R. J. Neil

Nelson Affleck Blacksmith Clippings and Genealogy

Need “BLOOD-LETTING’? Head on Down to the Blacksmith!

  1. The Witch of Plum Hollow and the Blacksmith
  2. The Curious World of Bill Bagg — The Gillies Blacksmith Shop
  3. Walter Cameron the Famous Blacksmith of Fallbrook
  4. The Blacksmiths of Lanark County

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad for 90 cents a day

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad for 90 cents a day

from-Old Time Trains

Carleton Place Roundhouse

In the early 1880s  the district around the Junction Town was the centre of operations for harvesting fuel to feed the wood-burning engines that operated on the old Brockville and Ottawa Railway. “Carleton Junction” was made the working centre for the wood gathering operations for the Chalk River and Havelock divisions. The large round house located at the Junction housed the old wood-burners which were equipped with four driving wheels, two on each side.

The tender, coupled to the engine, was constructed in much the same fashion as tenders are today. Built of steel with a capacity of up to ten thousand gallons of water, the centre was made in a large to hold the wood about fifteen cords ot four-foot sticks, mostly from the swamps and rough timber lands between Perth and Havelock. Every station on the line had its water tower and wood yard for refuelling purposes. Those water plugs were all under the supervision of Road Master Tom Burgess and he was very proud of the pretty flower beds and shrubs around each station, for which he was personally responsible. 

It was run by Ab Hurdis’s grandfather William Hurdis– and later still by Russell Munro, whose son Keith remembers it burning down about 1965.–Before The Carleton Place Mews?

Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Like the Shanties. it was Burgess’ job to see that the wood was harvested. In winter time he had hundreds of choppers cutting down the tamarack and hemlock trees which were under ten inches at the butt, trimming off the branches and cutting the wood into proper lengths. After that the wood was hauled on sloops or bobsleighs out to the railway tracks where sidings were provided to hold hundreds of cars. These sidings were also used by trains passing in opposite directions. The wood was piled as close to the rails as safety would permit. The bush whackers were paid so much a cord, after the wood was measured by the road master’s foreman. When the snow was gone and the winter cutting was finished, there were wood piles everywhere you looked along the main line. Then came the wood trains operating out of Carleton Junction. About ten crews were engaged in this work five or six weeks every spring.

Read-Memories of Days of Wood Piles Water Plugs and Bushwackers – Carleton Place Railroad

Original Burgess Buildings Burn 1921- Burgess Merrick History Carleton Place

D4f 380 Baldwin 15472 9/1897 Dead in Carleton Place 6/03/1932 Floyd Yates– from-Old Time Trains

Among the old time engineers who were at the throttles on the wood trains were Jack Carey, Joe Durecott and Jack Gallagher, all of whom have long since passed to the great beyond. Some of the conductors were Bill Flagg, Abe Chapman, Pat Caddington, Jack McDonald. Oake Brushe and Jack Laval. These wood trains would pull twenty flat or box cars to the wood piles and the crew, working for ninety cents a day would load the cars and ride them to their destination where they would then engage in the task of unloading. These men, with hands cut and bleeding and clothes torn to shreds, worked anywhere from ten to fifteen hours a day. 

The hardships these nomads of the bush endured to seek out a bare existence was a little short of terrible. When they returned home each night they and their families would face mitts with leather of all kinds to protect their hands. Old Dan Tucker and Jim Miller, the village shoemakers, often cut up calf skins in the shape of mitt fronts and sold them to the workers at twenty cents a pair. Many fights and wrestling matches were staged at the wood yards and camps while the men were waiting for the trains to pick them up after the day’s work was done. Many a battle royal was started by bullies who always went around with chips on their shoulders.

The genial assistant superintendent, H. B. Spencer, earned for himself the international reputation of being the greatest author on snow filling on the railways in winter time. In his capacity as chief train despatches J. E. A. Robillard also was instrumental in preventing many a pile up of trains by his method of mapping out suitable meeting points. His able assistant. John Cole, was always on the job at night. Mr. Spencer left the employ of the C.P.R. in later years and assumed the management of the Hull Electric Railway. But his connection with that enterprise was of short duration; it was not long before he was back on the old job with the CP.R. It was in 1885, I believe, that the railways turned to the use of soft coal as a fuel, and that was the finish of wood burning locomotives in this part of Canada.

Two photos showing Carleton Junction name. Note early style Railway Crossing sign protecting track in foreground. from-Old Time Trains

Two photos Aubrey Mattingly Collection/Bruce Chapman Collection. Circa 1907.- from-Old Time Trains

In 1872, the Canada Central and Brockville and Ottawa Railways constructed a large stone roundhouse and shop at Carleton Place. It remained in operation until 1939. In 1940, the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers occupied the old roundhouse and are still at this location today.

The Brockville and Ottawa was one of the earliest railways in Canada having been incorporated in 1853 to build to Pembroke in the Ottawa Valley timber lands from Brockville. It was opened to Smiths Falls with a 12 mile branch to Perth, in February 1859 and as far as Sand Point, 12 miles past Renfrew on the Ottawa River, in 1867. It included the first tunnel in Canada; opened December 31, 1860 a 1,730 foot bore under downtown Brockville to reach the harbour and wharves, and where the railway built its shops. The B&O was built to the Provincial gauge of 5 feet, 6 inches.

The Canada Central, incorporated in 1861, built a line between Carleton Junction and Ottawa, opening it in September of 1870. It was controlled by Duncan McIntrye, biography a Montreal capitalist who soon went on to become Vice-president of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. It too was broad gauge.

In 1873 the two railways built a large stone roundhouse and shops in Carleton Junction. The latter substantial structure still remains in existence having been taken over by the CPR and used for some years.

Memories of Days of Wood Piles Water Plugs and Bushwackers – Carleton Place Railroad

The Carleton Place Train Station 1991

Clippings from the Train Stations in Carleton Place

Original Burgess Buildings Burn 1921- Burgess Merrick History Carleton Place

James Fanning– Robert Nolan– Train Accident

Did You Know About These Local Train Wrecks?

Train Accident? Five Bucks and a Free Lunch in Carleton Place Should Settle it

The Men That Road the Rails

The Mystery Streets of Carleton Place– Where was the First Train Station?

Memories of When Rail was King- Carleton Place

Tragedy and Suffering in Lanark County-Trains and Cellar Stairs

I was Born a Boxcar Child- Tales of the Railroad

The Lanark County “Carpetbaggers”–Lanark Electric Railway

The Titanic of a Railway Disaster — Dr. Allan McLellan of Carleton Place

What Happened on the CPR Railway Bridge?

Memories from Carleton Place–Llew Lloyd and Peter Iveson

So Which William Built the Carleton Place Railway Bridge

Perils of the Cows of Carleton Place or Where’s the Beefalo?

Train Accident? Five Bucks and a Free Lunch in Carleton Place Should Settle it

The Cost of Courtship in the 1900s — Taking Your Date to Court

The Cost of Courtship in  the 1900s — Taking Your Date to Court

The Sault Daily Star

Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Canada • Mon, 17 Jan 1916Page 5

Dating used to be almost similar to a business transaction-

Women would meet with several men, with her parents present, to whittle the pickings down to the most suitable match for marriage, which heavily relied on factors such as financial and social status. When a young woman decided on a man she wanted to see exclusively, their activities as a couple took place either in the household, or at social gatherings. At that time, there was no such thing as just two young lovers “going out on a date.”

If a young man was interested in a young woman, he would follow the proper protocol of calling upon her, which meant that he would come to the family’s home and (hopefully) be welcomed into their parlor. If he was invited back for subsequent visits, he would be free to come and call upon the young woman during hours specified by her parents.

The Yonkers Herald

Yonkers, New York • Thu, 14 Dec 1916Page 6

Vincent ended up finding a Slovakian gal and looks like he had a happy life being an entrepeneur. Hence why he probably sued poor Lizzie.

NameVincent Mudrak
Birth Yearabt 1871
Home in 1920Guttenberg, Hudson, New Jersey
StreetTwenty-Seven Street
House Number138
Residence Date1920
Immigration Year1886
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse’s NameCatherine Mudrak
Father’s BirthplaceSlovakia
Mother’s BirthplaceSlovakia
Native TongueSlovak
Able to Speak EnglishYes
Employment FieldOwn Account
Home Owned or RentedOwned
Home Free or MortgagedMortgaged
Naturalization StatusNaturalized
Able to readYes
Able to WriteYes
NeighboursView others on page
Household Members (Name)AgeRelationshipVincent Mudrak49HeadCatherine Mudrak29WifeJohn Mudrak3Son

The Kansas City Times

Kansas City, Missouri • Wed, 4 Oct 1916Page 7

She Came Back! A Ghost Divorce Story

Slander You Say in Hopetown? Divorce in Rosetta?

Go Ask Alice – The Saga of a Personal Ad Divorce

Putting Together Family History Through Clippings- White Pretty Harper Kirkwood

1922 — The Year of the Radio Marriages.. Who Knew?

It is Important to Remember your Marriage Vows and in Particular your Commitment to Obey Him — Reader’s Warning

A Video About Lysol — the Marriage Hygiene

The Thomas Alfred Code Journal – Letters-Part 15- Code Family– Love and Runaway Marriages

Till Death Do Us Part in Lanark County?

Taming of the Beckwith Shrew?

A Smith’s Falls “Frustrated Young Love’s Dream” Purdy vs Lenahan

Going to the Chapel? Hold on– Not so Fast!

Another Episode in Spinsterdom–The Armour Sisters of Perth