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Dalhousie Poland School Names Names Names

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Dalhousie Poland School Names Names Names

 

 

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The Old Poland School – Poland, Ont., which was replaced by a new “brick” school in the village, now being used as a private residence.

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Life & Death in Poland— Lanark County

Fire at Poland

Tragedy in Dalhousie Township 1936

The Buchanan Scrapbooks

“They were Set Down in Dalhousie Township”– Effie Park Salkeld

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Effie and her Husband Rae Salkeld of Gerald Saskatchewan 30th wedding anniversary.From the photo collection of Beverly Salkeld

Beverly Salkeld from Winnpeg Manitoba sent this to us yesterday:

Thought you might find this interesting as it was written by my Grandmother Effie Edna Park Salkeld. She was born to Duncan and Mary Mcintosh Park in Lanark County in October of 1892 and died at Langenburg Hospitial in Saskatchewan April 19th Easter Sunday in 1965. She is buried in Gerald United Cemetery Saskatchewan

 

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“the company of people were set down in Dalhousie township on September 30th”

Dalhousie Townshipsee index of people link in Historical Facts

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“Father borrowed a fancy cutter and robes to drive to St. James Church to be married”

 

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Baby photo of Effie Edna Park born to Duncan and Mary Whyte Mcintosh Park on October 3 / 1892 in Lanark County Ontario. From the photo collection of Beverly Salkeld

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“one of my first presents was a doll with a china head”

 

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 “I went to the old Poland school with Ernie and Emma when I was 5”

The Old Poland School – Poland, Ont., which was replaced by a new “brick” school in the village, now being used as a private residence.

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“I got a Lydia E. Pinkham’s pill box and filled it with peas for my pills”

 

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          “Maggie Etta slept between us and died when she was one year old”

                          *Margaret Etta “Maggie” Park Dec 4th 1890-Dec 11-1890

 

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“She met us at Rat Portage” (Kenora)

“We waited in an upstairs room sitting room in Renfrew. The Salvation Army Band played in the street- “Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Saviour”- I had never heard anything like it”

 

 

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“She put turpentine in her homemade soap- I sure hated washing with it”

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    “He would have the men haul wheat”

                                                     Ox cart of wheat and straw 1905

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“the cream kept stirred until it was ripe in an old favourite Maxwell butter churn”

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From the writings of Effie Edna Park Salkeld 
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Header                                Index of the population in Dalhousie Township click here

 

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From Perth Courier 1895- someone copied it out of the Perth Courier please feel free to use it.. Mrs. Duncan Park was my great grandmother . Effie Parks mother.. from  Beverly Salkeld

 

 

Watson’s Corners Cemetery

*Maggie Etta Park

Birth: Dec. 4, 1890
Perth
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 11, 1891
Ontario, Canada

Margaret Loretta Park. (Maggie Etta) was the seventh daughter of Mary Whyte McIntosh and Duncan Park she was born Dec 4 / 1890 in Dahousie Township,Lanark county and died there of pneumonia on the 11th of December 1891. Her and her mother are buried side by side in Watsons Corners Cemetery in Larnark Ontario. She was born between sisters Emma and Effie.
Burial:
Saint Andrew’s Cemetery
Watson’s Corners
Lanark County
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Beverly Salkeld
Record added: Oct 18, 2010

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Fire at Poland

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Photo from Polish Heritage

 

Perth Courier, Jan. 13, 1871

 

A correspondent of the Carleton Place Herald says that on the night of Tuesday, 3rd Jan., the dwelling house together with most of its contents belonging to John Paul, Poland, Dalhousie was completely destroyed by fire.

The fire was supposed to have originated around the safe but the clue to the mystery will never be unraveled.  A few individuals on the spot did all in their power to extinguish the flames but the fire was too much for them; in about 40 or 50 minutes the house was one bright mass of lurid flames.  The women present acted nobly, rendering all the assistance in their power to extinguish the flames and save the furniture.  But the greatest praise is due to the mistress of the house herself.

Her noble character shone conspicuously during the whole of that trying scene which was depriving her and her helpless children of a comfortable house during one of the most inclement nights of the season.  She never lost her presence of mind for a minute; it was chiefly owing to her coolness, intrepidity, and perseverance that a large portion of the valuable furniture was saved.  She never gave way to her womanly feeling while an article of furniture could be saved and all human aid was in vain.  Such exemplary conduct should be held up to everyone in such a trying scene.

The house of Mr. Paul was comparatively new and was amply insured.  It was partly insured in the Victorian and Mutual Insurance Company but besides the building, part of the furniture and part of the clothing, they lost all their grain and provisions and a large amount vegetables in the cellar so that his loss exclusive of his insurance cannot be short of $1,200 to $1,400.

 

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The Poland Presbyterian. Church was built in 1876 on land donated by. John Paul. After it  burned in 1912 it was rebuilt on the same site.

 

Life & Death in Poland— Lanark County

Life & Death in Poland— Lanark County

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Some have said the community was mistakenly named “Poland” and it should really have been named “Paul Land” after the first Postmaster, Moses Paul.

 

  • Pop. 10. In Dalhousie T., Lanark C. on Poland Cr. and C. Rd. 16, 27 km. NW of Perth. First settler, James Paul arrived in 1821. Poland PO is showing on the Historical Atlas for Lanark County along with a church. Ontario’s north and west were combined in 1926 when a new school was built in Poland – enrolment was 20 students. The school called the 5th line school closed in 1969. For years it was said that a teacher taught for half a day in Poland and then the other half in Lammermoor.
  • Some say the name was a “corruption” of Paul’s Land. Others say the name was given by an early settler who complained ‘the walk in winter from Perth was like walking to the North Pole.’ The Poland post office closed in 1967.

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The Old Poland School – Poland, Ont., which was replaced by a new “brick” school in the village, now being used as a private residence.

Perth Courier, Jan. 13, 1871

A correspondent of the Carleton Place Herald says that on the night of Tuesday, 3rd Jan., the dwelling house together with most of its contents belonging to John Paul, Poland, Dalhousie was completely destroyed by fire.

The fire was supposed to have originated around the safe but the clue to the mystery will never be unraveled.  A few individuals on the spot did all in their power to extinguish the flames but the fire was too much for them; in about 40 or 50 minutes the house was one bright mass of lurid flames.

The women present acted nobly, rendering all the assistance in their power to extinguish the flames and save the furniture.  But the greatest praise is due to the mistress of the house herself.  Her noble character shone conspicuously during the whole of that trying scene which was depriving her and her helpless children of a comfortable house during one of the most inclement nights of the season.  She never lost her presence of mind for a minute; it was chiefly owing to her coolness, intrepidity, and perseverance that a large portion of the valuable furniture was saved.  She never gave way to her womanly feeling while an article of furniture could be saved and all human aid was in vain.  Such exemplary conduct should be held up to everyone in such a trying scene.

The house of Mr. Paul was comparatively new and was amply insured.  It was partly insured in the Victorian and Mutual Insurance Company but besides the building, part of the furniture and part of the clothing, they lost all their grain and provisions and a large amount of furnishings and other vegetables in the cellar so that his loss exclusive of his insurance cannot be short of $1,200 to $1,400

 

Perth Courier, August 7, 1891

The Gazette says:  “On Tuesday of last week Duncan McIntosh, Dalhousie, died at the advanced age of 90 years.  He was born in Sterling(?), Scotland and came to this country in 1842.  He spent the first few years of his residency in this country with John Lawson, Middleville and at Hanna’s Mills.  From there he removed to Dalhousie where he resided until his death.  He was postmaster at Poland for a number of years.  He was a man of quiet and retiring disposition and was highly esteemed by all who knew him for his kindly manners and stirling worth.”

Perth Courier, Sept. 22, 1876

Fatal Threshing Mill Accident—A young man named Charles Connell, while attending a threshing mill on the morning of the 18th September in Poland, 14 miles from Lanark, fell upon the cylinder of the mill, severely shattering one of his legs.  Medical aid was immediately sent and in four hours Drs. Munro and Campbell of Lanark were in attendance.  He died in six hours after in accident.  The unfortunate young man was the son of Mr. William Connell, near Spencerville, Ontario

Perth Courier, October 27, 1876

Campbell—Died, in Poland, Dalhousie, on Tuesday, 10th Oct., Mr. Thomas Campbell, a native of Belfast, Ireland.  (note, no age was given.)

Perth Courier, November 14,1879

Morterville-Campbell—Married, at Carleton Place, on Thursday, 30th Oct., by Rev. W. Jamieson, Mr. James Morterville of Carleton Place to Miss Eliza Jane Campbell, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Campbell of Poland.

 

 

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