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It Raineth Every Day in Lanark County–Social Notes–July 30, 1897

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It Raineth Every Day in Lanark County–Social Notes–July 30, 1897

 

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A trio of young men from Almonte attracted by the bright illumination’
in the sky on Tuesday evening, the night the car shops were burned in
Carleton Place, drove over to watch the fire, but when they got there the
fire was all out and the streets deserted. They felt greatly disappointed,
and were going to interview the mayor about it had they not been assured that it was altogether an oversight on the part of the C.P .R. officials in not notifying them in time.

 

On Tuesday last a severe thunderstorm passed over a portion of Darling
township. Mr. D. Barr was busy in the hay field coiling up hay when the storm came, and two or three minutes after he left the field and at the last coil he put up was struck with lightning and burned.

 

 

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A number of Almonte’s young men have established a camp on the shore of the Mississippi below “Wylie’s Dam,” where they will spend the hot season. They are said to be great entertainers, and are showing hospitality to numerous visitors from town.

 

With fine weather on Saturday Almonte will show its sympathy with the plan to give telephone connection with Clayton by sending out a crowd for the “ telephone picnic.” An interesting feature will be a baseball match between the Almonte and Lanark nines.

A few local nimrods made an expedition up the river last week to try their luck among the finnies, and many and lengthy are the stories now told. One party, after being on the river a short while, suddenly remembered that they had no bait. They rowed back and dropped their anchor—a 16-pounder—and proceeded to catch minnows. When they had caught sufficient for their trip the strongest man of the party was put at the oars so that they might catch up with the rest of the crowd. He pulled a good stroke and did not spare himself any, but progress was very slow, and it was not until they reached Gleason’s Bay that they noticed they had forgotten to pull in the anchor!

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Word comes that Mr. Thomas Haley’s buildings, near Ferguson’s Falls, were struck by the great storm of Tuesday and consumed. The Hawthorne Factory in Carleton Place was nipped at the roof.

 

Burglars last Sunday night entered the residence of Mr. J. H. Spencer,  stole $33 from his pant’s pockets in his bedroom, and set fire to his woodshed.

 

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Perth Remembered

Watson’s Corner’s News

The Ladies’ Aid of St. James will hold a social on July 5th.
Miss Ray Scott, of Fallbrook, spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Mr. James Fair is shipping a few loads of sheep and pigs this week.
Miss M. Reid, of McDonald’s Corners, spent Saturday and Sunday at
home.

Rev. J. A. and Mrs. Leitch have gone to Renfrew for a couple of
weeks.

Miss A. Fife, of McDonald’s Corners, spent a few days with friends in
our village.

Mr. Henry Barrie has gone to Lanark to undergo an operation on one
of his eyes.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Donaldson paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Craig on
Saturday last.

The weather is warm though the nights continue cool. Quite a refreshing
shower fell on Thursday forenoon last.

Mrs. J. Borrowman and her sister, Miss A. Dick, of Drummond, paid a
visit to their sister, Mrs. Wm. McChesney, last week.

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was dispensed in St. James church on
Sabbath last. The church was crowded. Rev. J. A. Leitch preached an
impressive sermon from 1 Peter 4:13.

A baptismal service was held at the home of Mr. Stephen Park on Friday
afternoon last, when Rev. J. A, Leitch baptized 21 children and
adults. Elders Barr and Paul were present, besides a number of the parents
and others, there being between forty and fifty at the service.

A school children’s picnic will be held at Dalhousie Lake on Wednesday
of this week. By the way, the lake is getting to be a popular resort,
and deservedly so. Its beautiful scenery cannot easily be surpassed.
Take a day or more and go to Dalhousie Lake to admire the beauties of
nature and be lifted nearer to nature’s God.

 

 

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Social Note Shenanigans from the Almonte Gazette June 1899

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Social Note Shenanigans from the Almonte Gazette June 1899

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June 1899--Almonte Gazette

Bird Nesting-Some boys in town are in the habit of robbing and destroying birds’ nests. It shows a cruel and wanton spirit in anyone who is guilty of such an act. What is pleasanter in the early morning than to hear the joyful songs of the birds as they wake from their night’s repose and with glad notes welcome the returning dawn. Besides the pleasure they give they are also useful in destroying worms and insects which are liable to do much damage to products of farm and garden.

To protect them the law provides that a penalty of not more than $20 may be imposed for killing, catching or destroying the nests of any birds but the following: Eagles, falcons, hawks, owls, wild pigeons, black-birds, king-fishers, crows, jays, English sparrow and ravens. Boys will do well to bear this in mind or they may get into trouble.

 

Last Thursday evening, at the home of Mr. R. W . Travers, manager of the Bank of Montreal, that gentleman’s mother, who had been residing with him, picked up a new self cocking revolver which had recently been purchased, and while examining it accidentally touched the trigger, the ball from the discharged weapon entering her stomach.

The town physicians were at once summoned, and three Ottawa doctors were brought up on a fast special train, every possible effort being made to ward off a fatal termination, but death ensued within twenty four hours. The greatest sympathy is felt for Mr. Travers in connection with the sad affair. The deceased lady was 70 years of age. After a service at the house on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Canon Low, D.D., the remains were taken to Hamilton for interment beside those of her husband, who died in Paris, France, five years ago. Mr. and Mrs- Travers and the former’s sister, Mrs. Allan, of Brockville, accompanied- the body to Hamilton.

 

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Serious Runaway–While at Dominion Springs last week Mr. Wm. Thoburn was preparing to drive away when his horse bolted and he was struck by one of the shafts and thrown between the horse’s heels and the front wheel of the buggy. In this position he was dragged a short distance, and would have been very seriously hurt had not his coat been torn in such a way that he Was released. As it was he was so injured that he has been unable to walk much since and is still in a delicate condition—for him. Every spoke in the front wheels of his buggy was knocked out.  It was a very close call. Messrs. Thoburn and Jamieson were on a trip to see Mr. Geo. Carss, who, we are glad to learn, is much improved in health.

 

A t six o’clock on Monday evening those who had gathered at the station here were eyewitnesses of a thrilling occurrence. The two local trains cross here at that hour. Mrs. D, H. Davis was crossing the track to the station platform just as the train from the north was coming in. Keeping her eyes on the train while hurrying across, she stumbled and fell prostrate across the track. Her chin struck the rail next the station platform and she lay there between the rails, stunned, while the train was coming in at a fairly rapid rate.

Mr. Archie Greig was near at hand, and, taking in the situation at a glance, jumped to the rescue. Master Jack Illingworth helped him, and the two by a supreme effort managed to carry Mrs. Davis, half unconscious, on to the platform just in the nick of time, as the engine was but a few feet away when their dangerous task was accomplished. Mr. Greig was pale with excitement after the occurrence. He risked his life to save another, and he was successful, and deserves high praise for his prompt action. Mrs. Davis was quite ill for a time after the accident, and has her arm in a sling as one result of the bruises she  received, but is thankful she escaped; so well.

 

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www.bytown.net Auld Kirk at Almonte, Ontario, Canada, in 1905

Mr. James Wilson says the old ivy clad church that stands in the eighth line cemetery, Ramsay, was the first stone building erected on this side of Brockville. It is now a splendid “ruin,” and is rapidly approaching a condition when the roof may fall in and the walls give way. There is a general feeling that the building should be preserved on account of its local historical associations, and several persons have offered subscriptions toward putting it in a better state of repair. We hope to see steps taken along this line. It would be a pity to see the old building which first sheltered worshippers in these parts—away back in the thirties— crumble to pieces when it could with little expense be preserved as a reminder.

 

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Appleton Social Notes 1908 –Names Names Names

 

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Teskey family playing croquet in front of Robert Teskey House, c.1880 Photo--North Lanark Regional Museum

 

 

APPLETON NEWS–From the Herald– January 1908

 

Mrs. J. Code spent Saturday in Ottawa.

Miss Ida Paul is visiting friends at Cedar Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Caldwell spent Christmas at Lanark.

Mr. Thos. Spiers of Hamilton is home for the festive season.

Miss Gertrude Garvin spent- Christmas Day with her parents here.

Master Arthur and Miss Jean Cede are spending the holidays at the Capital.

Mr. Ed. Robertson of North Bay visited friends in the village last week.

Mrs. John Kirkwood left last week on an extended visit to Toronto relatives.

Mr. Percy Ashman of Ottawa is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ashman.

Mrs. John Foster of Montreal is spending the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fuller.

Misses Lenora and Winnifred Teskey attended the anniversary tea in the Methodist church at Antrim last week.

Mrs. Bredin of Winnipeg, who has been visiting her sister in Brockville, is spending a few days with Mrs. M. Teskey.

Mr. Alf. Devine of Fort William, is at present visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A . Devine, Sth line, Ramsay.

We must this week congratulate Miss Spiers and Misses L. and G. Teskey on their success in the teachers’ training examination tried by them recently.

Mr. Robt. Cornish and Miss Cornish left on Friday for Waterloo, to attend the wedding of Rev. D. J. Cornish and Miss Stuart, the ceremony taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 31st.

The anniversary services in connection with St. Andrew’s church will be held (D .V .) on Sunday, January 19th, when it is expected Rev. A. E. Mitchell of Erskine church, Ottawa, w ill deliver the sermons. Special music is being prepared by the choir.

At the annual meeting of the W. F.M.S. recently held in Wilson’s hall the following officers were elected for 1908 : Pres., Miss Minnie McGregor, (re-elected) ; 1 st vice-pres., Mrs. Wm. Fuller ; 2nd vice-pres., Mrs. Wm. Baird ; 3rd, Mrs. Thos. Cavers ; rec.-sec., Miss Jessie Munroe; cor .-sec., Mrs. Andrew Wilson ; treasurer, Mrs. D. M cN eely; organist, Miss McGregor.

At the close of the services on Friday evening in St. Andrew’s church, Miss Jean Baird was presented with a handsome suit case and set of brushes. Rev. Mr. Bayne read the address and Mrs. D. McNeely made the presentation. The address expressed deepest regret at the prospect of Miss Baird’s departure, and the assurance that she would be greatly missed both in the choir, In the Sunday school and the congregational work, in all of which she has been an ardent worker and exerted an influence for good which shall be felt in time to come.

 

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Photo-Linda Seccaspina

 

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Lanark Village News 1887–The $5 Wager and Other Things

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Lanark Village News 1887–The $5 Wager and Other Things

 

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Photo- Borrowman Collection Middleville Museum

LANARK VILLAGE NEWS-Almonte Gazette- November 1887

A drove of twenty horses belonging to Edwards & Co. passed through here last week enroute for the lumbering camps of that firm.

Three large flocks of fine looking lambs passed through here last week for Boston. They had been purchased in the townships of Darling, Dalhousie and Lanark by Messrs. Balderson, T. R. Bulloch and Alex. McIntyre.

The sale of bakery business reported in last week’s issue was of short duration. As Mr. Hunter could not make amicable arrangements with a baker he backed out, and Mr. R. R. Drysdale has invested and employed Mr. F. Z. Webster to run the business while he still retains his position in Mr. R. Robertson’s general store.

On Saturday last Mr. M. Carborie, of the 8th line Lanark, laid a wager of $5 with his neighbour, Mr. J. Kenney, that there was not a team within a mile that could draw a certain huge stone on his farm. He. was taken up, and the money was placed in the hands of a third party. Mr. Doyle’s team was chosen, and drew the stone 17 feet in 9 minutes, beating the specified distance and time by 2 ft. and 6 min. respectively, and Mr. C. had to fork over the money, much to his astonishment. Be more careful in future, Michael.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal09 May 1940, ThuPage 15

 

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Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune06 Apr 1940, SatPage 14

 

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Social News of the Lanarkites 1898

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Social News of the Lanarkites 1898

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Photo of Main Street Lanark Village–Perth Remembered

 

 

Almonte Gazette-June 3 1898— Lanark Village News

Miss Scott is visiting this week with friends in Perth.

Miss Blanche Dorway is home this week from Smith’s Falls.

The medicine company which had been giving free entertainments here last week has left for a new field of operation.

Mr. John Cooper spent a couple of days in Almonte this week examining some machinery in the interests of Boyd Caldwell & Co.

A party of Lanarkites drove to Carleton Place last week to attend the flower show there, and report having spent a’pleasant time.

A meeting of prohibitionists to organize for the plebiscite campaign will be held in the town hall here on Friday evening of this week at eight o’clock.

Mr. E. H. Hunt, optician, and Mr. Fred Lindsay, jeweller, have decided to make regular weekly trips to McDonald’s Corners, where they will be found every Wednesday.

Mr. W . C. Caldwell, M .P.P., attended a meeting of the Eastern Ontario Liberal Association at Ottawa this week, and was elected a member of the council of the association.

Mr. T. B. Caldwell leaves this week for a trip among the western wool markets. He will visit also various parts of British Columbia, returning by St. Paul and Chicago. Mrs. Caldwell will accompany him.

Mr. W . M. Connors’ brickyard is again in full operation, and everything bids fair for a most prosperous season. Experts consider that the material used in this yard is of the best in the Ottawa Valley.

On Dominion Day the Sons of Temperance will hold a mammoth picnic in Mr. T. B. Caldwell’s grounds on the Playfair road. The intention is to carry out the day in much the same manner as on June 22nd last year, and a most enjoyable holiday may be looked for. Full particulars at a later date.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal21 Sep 1898, WedPage 2

 

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It’s the Middleville News

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It’s the Middleville News

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Middleville & District Museum— 1st Congregational Church

March 28 1898 – Roads were so bad on Sunday that neither Rev. Mr. Drysdale or Rev. Mr. McCall were able to get to their outside appointments..

 

June 03 1898

Dr. Klotz has gone to Toronto for a few days on business.

Miss Jennie McIntyre, of Darling, is visiting at Mr. A. R . M cIntyre’s at present.

Rev. J. S. Mcllraith, of Balderson, and Rev. W. S. Smith, of this place, exchanged pulpits on Sunday last.

A medicine company is holding meetings here every evening for a week in advertising their remedies.

Mrs. Phillip of Bennie’s Corners, who has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Cunningham, left on Monday for Toronto’ to visit another daughter there.

The township council met on Saturday last and transacted a considerable amount of business but were too busy to consider ways and means of securing a. new town hall, which is urgently required, as the usefulness of the old one is almost gone.

A number of horses have been turned out by their owners to enjoy the sweet and verdant pasturage on the sides of the highways adjacent to our village to the annoyance of travellers and others. Murmurs of dissent are frequently heard, and if the owners do not act wisely they will be compelled to seek their property in the village pounds some of these days

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Middleville & District Museum–James Penman Family, Evan, Tena, Ronnie, Rex

Cheese is being shipped weekly from this factory. Mr. Weeks, traveller for Crothers, of Kingston, was in town on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Jam es Watt, of Clayton, were visiting friends here last week. Miss Haight, principal of our school was visiting friends at Innisville lately.

 

Mr. John Mitchell has purchased a span of fine horses to replace the ones he sold.

Mr. and Miss McVeitty, of Oliver’s Ferry, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dobbie this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W . J , Rintoul, of Tatlock, were in our midst last week calling upon friends.

Mr. Joseph A. Watt, agent for the York County Loan and Savings Co., was in town on Tuesday.

The Misses Playfair, of Playfairville, were the guests , of Miss Jean Afiieck, of Plum Hollow last week.

Mrs. (Rev.) W . S. Smith is a t present in Centreville visiting among the friends of Mr. Smith’s late charge.Rev. W . S. Smith will preach preparatory sermons to the communion in Clayton and Rosebank churches on Friday next.

 

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Hissing Steam, Parades and a 1930 Hearse–Pioneer Days Middleville

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For the Love of Lammermoor

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For the Love of Lammermoor

 

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Photo-Charles Dobie

Strictly Left – Right: William Gibson, Irene McNicol (now Pretty), Russell Harper, Cecil Paul, Dorothy Bartraw (McIntosh), Basil Paul, Mary Ellen (Gibson) Paul,John Harper, Effie Drysdale, Bob Drysdale, Joe Paul, Janet (Gunn) Gibson, Herbert Gibson.

Dorothy (Bartraw) McIntosh was a friend of the family. All others Drysdale, Harper, McNicol & Paul are connected to the Gibsons by marriage. Herbert Gibson, the young man on the far right, died of diabetes soon after the photo was taken. He is standing beside his mother, Janet (Gunn) Gibson. His father, William Gibson, is standing far left. Janet (Gunn) Gibson was a Gunn from Hopetown. William Gibson & Mary Ellen Paul were brother & sister. Mary Ellen was the mother of Cecil & Basil Paul and wife of Joe Paul. Brothers Russell & John Harper were nephews of William Gibson & Mary Ellen Paul. Effie Drysdale was a niece of William Gibson & Mary Ellen Paul.

Joanne Park Huskilson says in part: ” There were 10 children in my grandfather’s (William Gibson’s) family and no matter where they lived in Canada or the US, they always considered Lammermoor their home. “


Many thanks to Ruth (Drysdale) Duncan for this photograph.
And thanks to Joanne Park Huskilson for most of the names, and for how everyone is related.

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal29 Jun 1900, FriPage 6

Perth Courier

James Gibson of Lammermore

A descendent of Lammermore’s first settler sees his village coming to an end.

In 12 or 15 years there will not be a Lammermore.  This is the pessimistic opinion of James Carmen Gibson, life long resident and proud descendent of the first pioneer settler in the 143 year old settlement.  The once flourishing community was established by James Gibson a native of Lanark, Scotland who led a small band of his countrymen into the virgin forest of eastern Ontario in 1821.  It was these hardy settlers who named their new home Lammermore after the Lammermore Hills of their native land.  James Carmen Gibson, great great grandson of Lammermore’s founding father, may also be the last of the Gibson’s in that community.

Mr. Gibson puts it this way:  “I can remember about 45 years ago there were 11 families and 78 people living here.  Now there are only three families and 16 people.  The trouble is that there are no children around here. The three families have just 9 children going to a public school and on top of that we have four bachelors here.”

The Gibsons have one son to carry on the family name and he is destined for a career in the Ontario Provincial Police.  They also have four daughters.  Mr. Gibson summed up the future of Lammermore in a nutshell when he remarked “None of the young men are going to stay and farm.  That is plain to see.”

Lunch with the Retired Women Teachers of OntarioArlene The Gibsons used to raise dairy and beef cattle on their 300 acre farm which has been in the family since 1831 with the depression and the consequent change in the price of farm products Mr. Gibson found it more profitable to start hauling milk for other farmers to the Middleville cheese factory.  He was drawing milk for some 17 farmers in the area and continued this business until 1956 when he was forced to make another change.  “Most of the farmers around here turned to beef production.  There was not enough milk to pay me to draw it to the cheese factory so we began shipping cream to Brockville.”  Mr. Gibson turned from shipping cream to (illegible word) lumber in the E. B. Eddy Company in Hull.  He supplies the company with roughly 500 cords a year and will often travel to  six days a week with a band of poplar or spruce.

The Gibson family began tapping trees in 1821 with the arrival of James Gibson from Lanark, Scotland. He was the first pioneer settler in the area and named their new home Lammermoor after the Lammermoor Hills in Scotland. Their five children Verna, Beatrice, Norma, Carol and Earl all helped out with the operation. They also raised beef, dairy on their busy farm and hauled milk to the Middleville cheese factory.

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal17 Sep 1900, MonPage 7

 

 

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Perth Courier, May 7, 1897

Lammermoor:  T. Deachman has returned home after a visit to D. Currie.

Obit: Mrs. Stephen Park, Ellen Ferguson was born a Lammermoor, Feb 28th, 1858 a daughter of Mr. Allan Ferguson. She married on Apr 17th, 1878 and is survived by her husband and seven children; Agnes (Mrs. R Pretty) of Hopetown; Jean (Mrs. C Craig) of North Battleford Sask; James of Mazenod Sask; Eulelia (Mrs. Matt Tullis) of Drummond; Mary (Mrs. Murchison) of Mazenod Sask; Margaret (Mrs. W Cameron) of Watson’s Corners and Charles at home. One daughter Annie May deceased. She also leaves two sisters and one brother; Mrs. David Napier, Mrs. Gould of Winnipeg , and Allan Ferguson of Watson’s Corners. Burial in Watson’s Corners Cemetery.

Perth Courier, April 17, 1896

We regret to say W. L. McDonald lately a merchant at Lammermoor, Lanark Township, has been forced to assign for the benefit of his creditors.

Perth Courier, May 27, 1898

Watson’s Corners:  Mrs. James Barr will leave today to join her husband who went out there a couple months ago. ……A number of persons from our village and from Lammermoor attended the marriage of Teresa Duncan of McDonald’s Corners and Mr. Parsons of Ottawa last Wednesday

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Gibson Family Burials

Lammermoor, Ontario, Lot 26,

 Con. 1, Dalhousie Twp.

Burials 1851 to 1978

 

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 Mar 1937, Sat  •  Page 17

It’s Your Balderson News 1913

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It’s Your Balderson News 1913

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Mrs. W. J. Rintoul has gone visit friends in Middleville and Darling.

Some of our young men have returned from the west to spend the winter in Ontario.

Mr. James I. Watt and Mr. David Rintoul treated some of their friends to a dinner on Christmas day.

A large load, principally ladies, went from this place to a concert at Harper. All report a good time.

Miss Forester of Westport has been engaged as teacher for the junior derpartment of Balderson for the ensuing term.

The temperance people in the township of Drummond are anxious to pass local option on the 6th of January.

Miss Carrie Watt, teacher, Snow Road, is spending her Christmas holidays with her parents of this place.

The Presbyterian Sunday School entertainment, held on the evening of the 26th, was a grand success. The program consisted of songs, recitations and dialogues. The musical part was well rendered by seven of the young men of this place, whom we call the string band of Balderson. There was also a debate from four of the same young men on the married life and single life. The married life came out best. The school house was crowded to overflowing, the proceeds amounting to $137.

 

 

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It’s the Merrickville News 1880

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It’s the Merrickville News 1880

 

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Perth Remembered photo-In 1876, the construction of the Perth High School was completed at a cost of $16,000.00. The student enrolment ranged from 150 to 175 the first year.

 

 

January 16 1881

Mr. F. M. White’s marsh intends having a sort of skating match on his rink before long.

Mr. F. L. Newman and Mr. M. A. Gill are attending the Collegiate Institute at Perth. We wish them success in every undertaking and may the reward of the diligent student be theirs.

The County Lodge of the I. O. G. T. was held here Thursday last, but the several Subordinate Lodges throughout the County were not very well represented, owing perhaps to the roads or weather.

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Soldiers of the Queen— Order of the 1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment appears to be wearing Masonic regalia but in fact he is a member of the International Order of Good Templars

 

The public entertainment given by the Good Templars on the 8th lost was not so well attended as perhaps it would have been had it received more extensive advertising. The Templars are giving another open meeting m their own hall on Thusday night next.

 

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Photo-Virtual Reference Library

 

May 14 1897

A little boy named Ernest Van Camp, of Merrickville, is deservedly a hero just now. The Rideau Record says this boy and a companion. Frankie Real, were playing -on a raft of timbers in the Canal Basin, just below the draw-bridge, when the latter missed his footing and fell into the water. Not being skilled in the art of swimming he immediately sank, but came up almost as quickly. Again he sank, and again he came up. By this time little Ernest, who had never lost his presence of mind, pushed a pole to the drowning lad, telling him to catch hold of it. This he did and was pulled to the edge of the raft. No sooner did he come within reaching distance than he grasped hold of Ernest, who also caught hold of him ‘and hung on while he shouted for help. In a few moments assistance arrived and the little fellow was rescued from his perilous position

 

Related reading…

Mentions of Merrickville: Fire and Folks

Paranormal Hauntings of the Rideau Canal and other Unsolved Ghost Stories

You Say Goodbye I Say Hello – Doors of Merrickville (takes time for photos to load)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun

WATSON’S CORNERS NEWS. 1897-April 16

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WATSON’S CORNERS NEWS. 1897-April 16– Almonte Gazette

Sugar making is still going on. The season has been a good one. Some of the farmers have started to plough. Roads are drying up quickly now.

Mr. H, Barrie has been ill lately.

Mabel, youngest daughter of Mr. J. A. Craig, has been ill for some time, but is recovering.

Mrs. Dick, mother of Mrs. Wm. McChesney, took suddenly ill on Sunday .morning, but is now better.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Easton, of Lanark, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Miller.

Miss M. E. Scott, of Lanark, spent Sunday at home.

Miss M. E. Craig, of Playfair, spent Sunday at the home of her parents.

Mrs. Geo. F. Leslie presented her husband with a young daughter last week.

 

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Photo from the Lanark & District Museum

 

 

Mrs. Alex. H. Park, while crossing from one building to another, was precipitated to the ground below, a distance of over fifteen feet, and strange to say escaped with a few bruises. The platform leading from one building to the other gave way, causing her fall.

Mr. D. Craig, merchant, has disposed of his stock to a Mr. Allan, of Mississippi.

The prayer meeting on Monday evening at Mrs. A. Craig’s was conducted by Rev. J. A. Leitch.

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun