So like it usually happens I found this clipping about Pearl Stuart from Carleton Place. Something made me want to go find out about Pearl and here is some of her story. In the 1891 Carleton Place census Pearl Stuart was 12 so she would have been 22 when she was a teacher at McCreary’s School and bought the horse. She had a brother Walton who was 5 years younger then her and her parents who lived in the family home on High Street were Jennie and NT ( whose real name was Hiram Trueman (N was a typo)) Stuart. They were staunch Methodists and her parents were born in Scotland. Hiram worked as a miller in Carleton Place.
Edith Pearl Stuart married Thomas McCann and had two sons. She named one of them after her father Hiram. She taught at McCreary’s and George H. Doucett was one of her pupils (represented the provincial and federal ridings of Lanark in eastern Ontario). McCreary School was located on Hwy. 7 just west of what used to be the Falcon Restaurant.–Read-Questions on the McCreary Settlement and the IXL Cheese Factory.
Pearl died in Almonte on the 8th of May 1956.
1956, Thursday May 17, The Almonte Gazette page 4
Mrs T.B. McCann
The death occurred at her home, Ottawa Street, Tuesday, May 8th of Mrs Thomas B. McCann. She was in her 78th year and had been in failing health for two years. Mrs McCann was the former Edith Pearl Stuart, a daughter of the late Hiram T. Stuart and Jennie Morecroft of Carleton Place and originally from Fitzroy. Deceased, before her marriage, taught school, one of her charges being McCreary’s which is still operating. It was there that the youthful George H. Doucett began his educational career under the then Miss Stuart. She married Mr T.B.McCann who was a boilermakers’ foreman in the locomotive shops at Carleton Place in those days. He retired from the railway service 16 years ago, but worked at the big aluminium plant in Arvida, Que, for a few years during second world war. Mr and Mrs McCann came to live in Almonte some years ago. She leaves in addition to her husband, as son Hiram in New York City and a son, Harris in town. There are two grandchildren, Thomas and Emmett. Several sisters and one brother predeceased her. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home on Thursday, may 10th, to the Auld Kirk Cemetery with Rev J Ray Anderson of the United Church, officiating at the services. Pallbearers were Messrs Wm Anderson, Wellington Hawkins, S. Geo Lowry, Nelson Simpson, John Brydges and Lloyd Watson
Thomas McCann Dies In Almonte ALMONTE (Special) The death occurred in Almonte of Thomas Beecher McCann. Born In Maniwaki, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McCann. While a young man he learned the leather making trade and was employed with the CPR for 48 years. Prior to coming to Almonte in 1949 he lived in Ottawa and other places in the Ottawa Valley. In 1904 he married the former Edith Pearl Stuart of Carleton Place who died in 1956. Surviving are two sons, Hiram C. of New York City and Harris P. McCann of Almonte, also two grandchildren. Mr. McCann took an active Interest in the community and was a member of the Oddfellows. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home to the Auld Kirk Cemetery for burial. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. R. Anderson, minister of the Almonte United Church. The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Dec 1958, Mon • Page 36
|Name:||Edith Pearl Stuart|
|Birth Year:||abt 1880|
|Birth Place:||Carleton Place, Ontario|
|Marriage Date:||31 Aug 1904|
|Marriage Place:||Canada, Lanark, Ontario|
|Father:||Hiram T Stuart|
|Mother:||Jennie Moorcroft Stuart|
|Spouse:||Thos Brecher McCann|
Doris Blackburn teacher-McCreary’s School –Photos from Doris Blackburn/ Karen Black Chenier and you can buy local school books from Archives Lanark.–http://archiveslanark.ca/index.php