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The Rideau Klavern — More Past History— Scotch Corners, Smiths Falls and Richmond

The Rideau Klavern — More Past History— Scotch Corners, Smiths Falls and Richmond
almonte gazette

I document history for the young readers of the future. Good or bad– I feel it must be documented so we learn from it. The fact that hate groups are multiplying these days scares me… read this and spread the word that hate should not exist. Thanks- Linda

Actually after reading the above article in the Almonte Gazette from 1927 the local Rideau Klavern was hiding more than racism under the bedsheets. J. S. Lord stated that one of the purposes of the establishment of the Klan was for the protection of the physical purity of current and future generations. They also had  a complicated financial system built on receipts from sheet sales, “Wizard” taxes and Klavern dues. Through the mid-1920s, representatives of the Ku Klux Klan would creep into Canada, sprouting branches from Vancouver to the Maritimes and enlisting thousands of followers.

Klansmen believed that Canada’s immigration policy made it the dumping ground of the world and in Smiths Falls and other Lanark County towns they encouraged folks to buy from locals, white locals, and stay away from those merchants that had just immigrated here. In the western provinces like Saskatchewan where they had a heavily saturated foot they falsely stated that out of Regina’s 8,000 recent immigrants, only 7 were Protestants. In July 1927, a Klan organizer claimed that there were 46,500 members in Saskatchewan.

 They promoted a “100 percent Canadian” policy to deter the declining influence of Protestant Anglo-Saxon Canadians as a result of increasing immigration from Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, which was primarily Roman Catholic and Jewish. On April 28th, 1926 the first Rideau Klansman’s cross was burnt. After a fourth cross was burnt by Klansman on Franktown Road, people had to wonder what it all meant.

On September 26, 1926, Smith’s Falls found our what it meant s evidenced at a mammoth Klan demonstration there Sunday afternoon and night in McEwen‘s open field (McEwen‘s Field became the Rideau Regional Centre now OPP Centre).  The estimated at one point there was 5-6000 at that field but in reality there were 12,000 to 15,000 evidenced at a mammoth Klan demonstration that Sunday afternoon and night. Read-The Day the Ku KIux Klan Came to Smiths Falls

Larry Cotten commented on one of my stories that–‘I found the picture of the KKK in Smiths Falls interesting. Many don’t realize that the Klan was well organized across Southern Ontario in the mid 1920s. There are similar pictures of parades in Collingwood, Barrie, Penetanguishene and Owen Sound in Central Ontario from the 1920s. A Catholic Church in a major city in Ontario was torched … allegedly by the Klan during that time period’.

Of course only Protestants were allowed onto the Smiths Falls grounds and the vicinity was guarded by members of the Rideau Klansmen in full costume and carrying swords. The trains dropped off hundreds, and hundreds of cars bearing American and Quebec license plates entered the town that day. All taking part were gowned in white with white hoods and masks. The horses used in the ceremonies were draped in white. A twelve-piece orchestra furnished the music, and during the ceremonies six large crosses were burned.

As the King Keagle said that day: “The Klan is here in Smiths Falls”, he said, “and it has been here for some time. At first there were only 20 members, but you can now multiply that number and put some 0’s on
it”. That night in Smiths Falls 105 new candidates were accepted in to the Rideau Klansmen and a ladies’ degree team from Kingston took a prominent part in the initiations as 22 were women. The town of Smiths Falls now had a solid group of over 700 members.

Hannah Munro-Wright commented on one of my stories and said: ‘Growing up in Smiths Falls this was something not taught to me by teachers in school but by class mates who found it in history books. Also, my parents and their friends knew of this. A lot of them believed the burning of the crosses at the 4 corners of town put some bad karma on the town.

It wasn’t the only places in Lanark County the crosses were burned as the Perth Courier and other local newspapers continued to report on cross burning incidents. Stories about local Rideau Klavern cross burnings appeared in print from 1926-1927 with various cross burnings every 4 to 6 months. One report that coal oil filled the scent of the evening one night while a cross burned in Scotch Corners.

I found an article by accident that even in the small hamlet of Richmond, Ontario a hop skip and a jump from Carleton Place– an event occurred on Sept 12th, 1929.

Imagine the astonishment on Sept. 12, 1929 when bewildered residents of Richmond,Ontario awoke to find large, white arrows painted on the village’s main street. The arrows were not through traffic directions for Model T’s, wagons or carts, but were part of one of the most bizarre incidents in the Valley’s rich history: The day Valley men embraced the Klan.

On that quiet Sunday, the Klan held a mass rally on the village’s outskirts in a field opposite what is now St. Paul’s United Church cemetery. The arrows were placed there, mysteriously, in the dead of night, to direct Klan members to the meeting place. And in the morning, an unlikely gaggle of men, many all gussied up in white sheets and hoods trundled through town on white horses clattering along to the strains of coronets and the hollow thump of bass drums.

An eerie day, indeed. One former village resident, a young girl at the time, recalled recently how terribly frightened she had been. “We could not see their eyes. There were just dark slits tn the hoods. I recall thinking at the time there were men from the area, but I could not be sure.” Another remembered: “We were on our way home from church and I recall looking across the field and seeing a great number of people milling about the field. There were men in white costumes on horseback. It was all very mysterious to us.”

Unlike Its infamous namesake of post-civil war days in the United States, the Richmond Klan was more of a protest group of rural poor folk caught in an age of change. There was little similarity between them and their race-bating U.S. counterparts. There was no swooping through the night terrifying the Innocent. There were no midnight floggings, shootings, or hangings from the nearest tree. Quite likely there were no Grand Wizards, Grand Titans, Grand Dragons or other silly titles bestowed upon chief bigots of U.S. Klans.

The Richmond Klan was a sorry group formed out of frustration. They were mostly farmers protesting falling incomes and glutted markets in the 20s. Men also rising against the erosion of family life and the decaying morals of the Jazz age. Today, for at least the agricultural reasons they march with placards on Parliament Hill, dump their milk in fields or drive processions of tractors, ant-like along highways, to snarl traffic and make their points. Braver men today, too. They don’t disguise themselves in ghostly sheets or burn crosses on the agriculture minister’s lawn.

Another aspect of the Richmond Klan was a call for a single, dominant language an issue which did not die with the Klan, but more of a scape-goat issue In those times for all the problems farmers faced. On that Sunday in Richmond a newspaper of the times estimated a crowd of 5,000 took part in the proceedings. Old accounts also say the Klan’s Richmond branch probably began about 1927 and fizzled around 1930. Lack of interest killed it And many men suspected of gliding about in bed sheets, put them back where they belong out of good old-fashioned embarrassment.

The Ottawa Journal

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

18 Oct 1976, Mon  •  Page 3

Note: This material was condensed from an essay prepared by Peter Robb, and three others during the summer of 1976. It is from material gathered under a research grant from the ‘ Ontario government to study the history of the town of Richmond, Ontario. Peter Robb is now the city editor for the Ottawa Citizen at Post Media.


The Day the Ku KIux Klan Came to Smiths Falls- Linda Seccaspina

The Ku Klux Klan Rally in KingstonThe Ku Klux Klan Rally in Kingston– Linda Seccaspina

Klan Gathering Yonder- Ron Shaw

The KKK in Ontario: Found documents tell of Klan activity 90 years ago

The Gazette
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
21 Sep 1926, Tue  •  Page 2
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24 Oct 1927, Mon  •  Page 14

International Plowing Match 1983

International Plowing Match 1983





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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Sep 1983, Wed  •  Page 3

Tractor engines purred, cattle strutted and organizers blessed the weather as the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Show opened Tuesday with a healthy crop of spectators. Organizers estimated at least 30,000 people toured more than 500 farm machinery, craft and historical exhibits and watched horse and tractor plowing competitions. Balloons, streamers and flags turned the huge fields into a colorful carnival complete with candy floss, music and a long parade including horses, tractors and country music bands.

Often wearing jeans, rubber boots and baseball caps, people of all ages enjoyed the country flavor of the match, tasting free samples, watching demonstrations of space-age farm equipment and cheering on stern-faced plowmen. Federal agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan officially opened the match at 2 p.m. at a ceremony attended by municipal, provincial and federal politicians and followed by a plowing competition for MPs and MPPs.

“It’s amazing. It’s the world’s biggest fair,” said 11-year-old Steven Campbell of Ottawa. Holding a hotdog in one hand and an ice-cream cone in the other, Campbell watched intently as a farm-equipment salesman demonstrated a heater for chicken barns. Lisa Chamberlain, 30, of North Gower, said, “Most people expect it to be an amateur effort, but I think we’ve shown everyone the match is something special.” Organizers credited sunny skies and warm temperatures for the high turnout. “Rain can kill a plowing match but today has been just great. We’re all praying the weather will stay good for the rest of the week,” said Gordon Hill, chairman of the “tented city.” School buses dropped off hundreds of school children at the 32-hectare site just outside of Richmond on Eagleson Road, and OC Transpo buses ran to and from the site every half hour. Nepean police directed a steady stream of cars into the parking areas and nearly 50 wagons transported spectators from the lots into the tent city.


Donna Mcfarlane It was a great ploughing match…. the genealogical displays were very interesting ,the old derry school display, Mr Collie discussing the mill, and many more… John volunteered to help Bud McMillan with keeping the grounds up both before , during and after the match.. Even city folk enjoyed the milking display . I was able to get some information on Rev. Johnston Neilson whose great great granddaughter was coming to my place to get information on her great grandparents Elizabeth McFarlane and Wm A Neilson…






“You Can’t Ship a Tractor with Soil” but…. Photos of The Lanark Federation of Agriculture Farm Tour

Richmond Pioneer Followed Her Husband into Battle

Richmond Pioneer Followed Her Husband into Battle



3607 McBean-Smokehouse-This particular building has long been a village landmark as local legend  connects it to Maria Hill Taylor– read more here.

Mrs. Andrew Taylor who once lived in Richmond, was a remarkable woman in her way. In a story about Richmond written in 1878 or 1879 the writer said: “The only person now living in the village who was a member of the original colony of 1818 is a Mrs. Andrew Taylor, at that time wife of Sergeant-Major Hill, several times above-mentioned. She is now in her 88th year, but in possession of all her faculties to a very remarkable degree, both mental and physical, except that she is a partial cripple from the effects of being run over by a wagon of the army train during the retreat after one of the engagements in the Western Peninsula in 1813″.

Her husband belonged to the 99th regiment, which was sent west, and those who had wives were obliged by general orders to leave them behind. She, however, disregarded the order, and followed her husband’s regiment all through two campaigns, and was present with him at a number of battles, including Niagara. Chippewa and Queenston. She is an Englishwoman by birth, having come to Canada in 1799, and is a remarkable specimen of the longevity and physical and mental vigour inherent in Canadian pioneers.”

Though it will be seen from the above account that Richmond has been for many years on the declining grade, and though it has long ago reached that stage when it fails to impart an interest to the traveller or stranger, through any merits of existing prosperity or commercial Importance; yet its early associations, the causes which gave it birth, and the circumstances and influences connected with its first settlement and subsequent development, will always impart to it an historical Interest which will last, even should the spot which now knows its return again to the forest, and even should its location become as much a matter of conjecture as that of the Tower of Babel or the Holy Sepulchre. Near the Capital.

Just now those associations, together with the fact that it is connected with the Capital by a most excellent road, passing through a country which is for the major portion of the 21 miles of an exceptionally fine character, combine to make it a favourite among the many places of resort in and about Ottawa, and as such it is liberally patronized by visitors to the Capital, as well as by the citizens themselves.

Mrs. Taylor (or Mrs Hill)  was a very large woman, so large that when she rode to Ottawa in a sleigh in winter she occupied a whole seat to herself in the rear. She was known as a “most capable” person. Her hotel was always well kept and scrupulously clean.




Read more here Smokehouse


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    Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.


    Medicine for Weak Women — Hokum Era

  4. Linda’s Countdown to the Royal Wedding–May 17 –Day 6 — The Match Girl Who Danced with Prince Edward 1906

How Religion Came to Richmond and the First Masonic Funeral

How Religion Came to Richmond and the First Masonic Funeral



Here is a little story of the first things in religion at Richmond as related by Senator Haydon in his story of “Richmond and the Duke.” “The government early In 1819, redeemed its promise of providing a schoolmaster and or erecting a schoolhouse, and a man named Read took up the duties with the distinction of being the first teacher in what is now the County of Carleton, at a salary of 50 per annum, paid by the government.

The expense accounts of the settlement indicate that from the 25th of September, 1820, Stephen Eynough succeeded i to the charge, and when soon after government aid was withdrawn, he continued, with the help of the settlers, in charge of the school as best he could under the conditions of the time. Incidentally it may be added that while still a young man his death in Richmond gave occasion for the first Masonic funeral in the county.

For some thirty years his life was devoted to the missions of Upper Canada, and the Roman Catholic families in and around Richmond were immediately gathered under his care. His visits were few, for in January, 1819, he was nominated Vicar-Apostolic of Upper Canada, and consecrated on the last day of December, 1820, continuing however, to reside for many years at St. Raphael’s, in Glengarry. Father Heron came periodically until 1825 or 1826, when the first Roman Catholic church was erected.



Methodism found its way also to the settlement. The itinerant missionary, travelling about on horse back or on foot, amid the swamps and rocks of the Bathurst district, and along “gulleys” and bush trails an exhausting and distressing round of duty brought his message “without any authority but the Bible and no distinction save the Cross.” Such was the service of the Rideau Circuit by this denomination, till the later coming of a permanent preacher, Ezra Healey tall and commanding, with “a strong, clear, musical reverberating voice of such great compass that it could as easily command the ears of an assembly of five or six thousand as of half-a-dozen, and who used to say his lungs would last as long as his legs.



The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts did not respond so readily, and the church life of the community was not so carefully cultivated, especially, at least, by the Church of England, as was the declared intention at the outset. The first church services in the settlement were the masses sung by the Rev. Father Macdonnell, and one who came to the soldier settlers with great acceptance. For in 1794 he had raised as a Catholic Corps the “Glengarry Fencible” or, “British Highland Regiment.” Moreover, none better than he knew the hopes and fears of those to whom he carried the church’s message. He had himself been a leader in a pioneer movement in 1803, and was instrumental in having the British government settle in the County of Glengarry the men of the Glengarry Regiment, with their wives and children.

The earliest resident minister of any faith was the Rev. Mr. Glen, a Presbyterian, and in the little cemetery of that church near the village two elm trees mark his resting place. No services of the Established Church were regularly held until the arrival of the Rev. Michael Harris, in Perth, to the autumn of 1819, and he, like Father Macdonnell, became for years the spiritual guide of all the outlying settlements j and hamlets all over the district. He performed the first marriage in the settlement, when Jane Campbell became the bride of Sergeant John Dunbar.

Indeed, the village of Richmond was a rather flourishing town for more than half a dozen years, at least before Bytown, the forerunner of Ottawa, began to take shape at the beginning of the construction of the Rideau Canal in 1826. Richmond was planned upon a generous scale. There were grants of two, four and six acres each for the residence of the clergy, for the church and for the graveyard of each of three “established” churches the Anglican, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic, no “dissenters” being deemed worthy. Six acres were left for a “park,” and the school was constructed. The town-hall is there today.

You can read more here..

Richmond Roman Catholic priest purchases land from estate of Presbyterian minister


Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.


Trip Advisor 1834- Richmond to Perth is the “Road to Ruin”

The Haunted Canoe from the Jock River

John Baserman vs Mary Ann McCoy –Odd Stories




1924 Rife ad


May 30 1924

John Baserman, of Almonte, was arrested by Chief of Police Read, of Carleton County, on Monday, charged with causing bodily harm to Mary Ann McCoy, the 22-year-old daughter of Mrs. Andrew McCoy, a widow, living on the fifth concession of Goulbourn, near the village of Richmond. Miss McCoy was shot through the wrist by a rifle in the hands of John Easerman on May 7.

The story is that Baserman in the course of his business was at the McCoy home, and it is understood that they wished him to purchase the rifle. It was handed to him. He was examining it not knowing it was loaded when it exploded and the bullet hit Miss McCoy.

Dr. Nixon, of Richmond, took Miss McCoy to Water street Hospital, Ottawa, and Chief Read, went to Richmond and placed Baserman under arrest. He later released him, however, convinced that the affair had been an accident. Still later Baserman was rearrested. The fact that such a charge has been laid against Mr. Baserman has
caused a good deal of surprise in Almonte.

Mary Ann married David Lemuel McLinton later that year on October 24, 1924–no doubt because her Mother feared for her life. No word what happened to John Baserman.



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 and The Tales of Almonte


The Odd Tales of Jennie Graven and A. Dowd Syme

The Odd Tale of Insane Johnny Long?

A Few Odd Sisters….

Dead by Her Mother’s Lack of Faith–Odd Stories

Shades of Sweeney Todd in Perth?

The Passing of Odd Fellows —- Tales From the IV



Things You Might Not Know About Craig’s Castle — Castle Hill Farm

Things You Might Not Know About Craig’s Castle — Castle Hill Farm



It was the former home of James Craig once called Craig’s Castle.

Three generations of Craigs lived there with John Craig being the original settler emigrating from Northern Ireland.

It sits adjacent to the little hamlet of Prospect on the Richmond Franktown Road.

It once had a duck pond, beautiful gardens and a windmill

In 1965 the farm was bought and was owned in by Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Armstrong and they raised Black Angus cattle and did extensive restorations to the home.

There was an upstairs centre suicide door- A “suicide door” is the slang term for a door hinged at its rear rather than the front. Such doors were also originally used on horse-drawn carriages.

The  central hallway has a curving stairwell.

Originally the house had two bedrooms over the large downstairs that were intended only for the hired hands.

Originally in the 1830s there was a small log home on the property which is the first house he and his  Irish bride lived in. It was almost swallowed up by a dense forest.

A few years later the Craig’s daughter, Maria, married William Henry Leach who bought the farm and lived on it after her father died. They left the property to their son William J. Leach.

The family dog ran the churning machine on a treadmill. Being reluctant to earn his keep the dog kept running away on churning days and hid in the woods. As a result he was put in the basement until his services were needed and his paw marks could still be seen at one time where he attempted to escape. (author’s note- that poor dog)


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ome 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 and The Tales of Almonte


Putting Together Pieces About Historical Homes– John Moore’s House –Napoleon Street

Did you Know About the Wedding Cake Cottage?

What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

The James Black Homestead

The Mysterious Riddell— H B Montgomery House

Middleville–The Vertical Board House–Another Beaver Medallion

The Wall Mysteries of Lake Ave East -Residential Artists

The Manse on the 7th Line of Beckwith

Update on The Manse in Beckwith

Rescuing the Money Pits —The Other Dunlop Home with the Coffin Door

The Carleton Place House with the Coffin Door

Before and After in Carleton Place –The Doctor is in!

Things You Don’t Know About Carlow Lodge and the Kidds

Heh Miss Wilsonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Carleton Place Heroe

Was This the Architect of the Findlay Homes on High Street?

The Carleton Place House That Disappeared

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

Old McRostie Had a Farm in Carleton Place

Time Capsule in the ‘Hi Diddle Day’ House?

The Louis on Sarah Street for $43,500 — Before and After– Architecture in Carleton Place

Architecture Stories: The Hotel that Stompin’ Tom Connors Saved

Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

The Brick Houses of Carleton Place

So What Happened to The Findlay House Stone?

The Stanzel Homes of Carleton Place

The Appleton Chinchilla House

Rescuing the Money Pits —The Dunlop Homes

Was This the Architect of the Findlay Homes on High Street?

The House on a Beckwith Hill–The McTavish House and Ceiling Medallions

More Memories of The Beckwith McTavish House

Trip Advisor 1834- Richmond to Perth is the “Road to Ruin”

Trip Advisor 1834- Richmond to Perth is the “Road to Ruin”



The Smits on a road on their farm in Richmond hauling in potatoes. Public Archives

It’s hard to fathom that 183 years ago in 1834 most everyone walked and not on smooth roads,  but more like corduroy roads or through forest trails. Imagine those that were used to horse and carriage in the old country suddenly having to rough it when they came to this part of the bush in 1820. Some road-side taverns were not known for having luxury meals, and an average dinner at the end of a travelling day was a sparse meal of ground maize and treacle. Who could face the early unforgiving Canadian scenery on a meal like that?

They said the road to Richmond was a miserable one that led through the woods for nearly 20 miles with many swamps. What would the early settlers say today to streamlined cars hitting 60 km on a smooth paved surface? No one was impressed with Richmond in those days, but they were with Perth. At Richmond there were 30 to 40 log homes, a small tavern run by Sargent and Mrs. Hill, with tolerable accommodations- but there was no roof. However, this spot had been recommended by the Trip Advisor of the day as a “Paradise of Upper Canada” when it was no more than what some called a “Purgatory”.



Richmond was surrounded by swamps, and the Main Street was below a small rivulet that ran nearly parallel with it. For 30 miles to Perth the name of the road became “Road to Ruin” because it was chiefly travelled by those ‘from the swamps’ who had to attend court in Perth and mostly empty pockets were the fruits of their journeys. Litigation was as costly then as it is now.

Perth on the other hand was a pretty little village well watered and with a desired population some wished could be transferred to their own villages. It was new lands, new traditions, and new forms of expressions of  blazing your own trail.





Re: Smit Photo above

Hornerites? What Were Hornerites?

Hornerites? What Were Hornerites?



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal22 Nov 1895, FriPage 1



I found above last newspaper clipping and wondered what the heck a Hornerite or a “Horniter” was. I found out that “horniter” really meant Hornerite (Holiness Movement), and thought I should probably document it. This denomination was home-grown in the Ottawa Valley. The movement had its roots in the Methodist Church of Canada and was founded when a very charismatic adherent named  Ralph Cecil Horner, farmer, Methodist clergyman, revivalist, and holiness bishop, who found some fame in the area and beyond.

Born near Shawville, Quebec; he travelled extensively in the area preaching at  tent meetings where “a number of souls were won for Christ“. The more passionate of Horner’s followers were called “Hornerites”. Today on the Main Street in Shawville there stands a billboard showing historic highlights of the area and Rev. Ralph Horner’s evangelistic career is there listed.



Photo-Bytown or Bust


A very strange thing occurred recently at a Hornerite meeting held at the meeting house of that sect, situated seven miles north of Madoc, known as “McCoy’s”. The preacher was speaking of the Devil and all of a sudden a creature described as “so ghastly” rose from the floor boards with fire issuing from his nostrils. The image was described as having two horns, clanking chains, fiery eyeballs and a large appendage at the rear. Apparently he looked at the congregation and exclaimed,

“I am the Devil, I will have you all!”





The congregation and preacher ran out of there “like the devil” tripping over each other. A few days later some said it was a practical joke, but the Hornerites refused to believe them. The Hornerites were a very evangelical denomination. The ladies dressed in plain black with no touch of bright colour or other ornamentation.  The style of their apparel included a long wide skirt and a flat-crowned round hat.



Bytown or BustThe Holiness Movement in Smiths Falls, Ontario


In Hastings County, Ivanhoe may be known today as a place with a cheese factory along Hwy 62, but a century ago it was known as one of the most important holiness revival sites in Canada.  It was at the Ivanhoe camp meeting that Ralph Horner died in 1921, not long after preaching his last sermon.

Adam Armstrong said: The Hornerite/Holiness Movement church building in Stittsville is still there on the Main Street on the west side on a hill opposite the Legion (formerly Orange) Hall.




Joann Voyce–The Hornerite Church in Carleton Place was a small white frame building on the south west corner of Bridge St and Herriott St


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal21 Jun 1899, WedPage 8 A Hornerite Convention in Carleton Place



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal06 Nov 1895, WedPage 8–Quebec



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal27 Sep 1895, FriPage 6–Kemptville



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal22 Aug 1896, SatPage 3–Richmond







Click here–Shakin’ the Family Tree




Clipped from The Ottawa Journal05 Jan 1897, TuePage 6



CLIPPED FROMThe Weekly British WhigKingston, Ontario, Canada02 May 1901, Thu  •  Page 10

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