Almonte January 1926
Mrs.P. J. Campbell met with an accident last Monday morning which might easily have ended much more seriously than it did. In fact she had a narrow escape of losing her life. Mrs. Campbell had just gone into the kitchen of her home. early on Monday morning, and was about ‘her household duties’ when suddenly the cooking range exploded with a loud report. Mrs. Campfoell was thrown through the open doorway from t/he kitchen into the -dining-room, and rendered unconscious.
When she recovered consciousness she found herself lying on her back -and just beside her a large piece of the stove. It seems that one of the water pipes from the stove had became frozen, and as the steam developed it could not escape and an explosion occurred. The stove was smashed into small pieces and much damage was done both in the kitchen and in the dining room. The crockery and other articles being broken and one of the pieces of the stove hit the ceiling and damaged it also.
The word is is that Mrs. Campbell was not hit by the flying metal, and although she was badly shaken and bruised she suffered no serious injury. Mr. Campbell was in another part of the house at the time of the explosion.
In other news of January 1926
Miss Welhelmine Reid, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Reid of Ramsay, won fifith prize at the- ‘Ottawa Winter Fair’ last week for milking. She was first for the county of Lanark. Her prize was $6. The competition was open to girls under 16 years of age. Miss Reid had very poor luck. The cow she drew the ballot for was a young and nervous animal which could not be induced to stand still. This lost her a good deal of time.
|Racial or Tribal Origin:||Scotch (Scotish)|
|Birth Year:||abt 1908|
|Residence Date:||1 Jun 1921|
|Residence Street or Township:||Ramsay Tp|
|Residence City, Town or Village:||Township of Ramsay|
|Residence Province or Territory:||Ontario|
|Relation to Head of House:||Daughter|
|Father’s Name:||John Reid|
|Father Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother’s Name:||Margaret Reid|
|Mother Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Can Speak English?:||Yes|
|Can Speak French?:||No|
|Months at School:||8|
|District Description:||Polling Division No. 2 – Comprising the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th concessions from lot no. 15 to lot no. 27 inclusive also the 8th concession from lot no. 13 to lot no. 27 inclusive|
|Neighbours:||View others on page|
|Household MembersAgeRelationshipJohn Reid48HeadMargaret Reid47WifeAnnie Reid15DaughterWilhelmine Reid13DaughterMable Reid9DaughterWilfred Craig17Helper|
|Name:||Mary Wilhelmina Reid|
|Birth Year:||abt 1908|
|Birth Place:||Almonte, Ontario, Canada|
|Marriage Date:||15 Jun 1929|
|Marriage Place:||Ramsey, Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Father:||Jno. R. Reid|
|Mother:||Margaret A. Reid|
|Spouse:||Raymond Hazlewood Kemp|