All that’s left at 4186 Tatlock Road in Lanark County that represents the former village of Halls Mills is an old clapboard house. It was built in 1856 and was the first frame house in Darling Township. William Hall, who the name of the village was named for lived in that house. In 1885 Hall went to Colorado for health purposes and ended up dying of small pox.
March 1923 Almonte Gazette
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Command, of Halls Mills, one of the old landmarks of the County of Lanark was destroyed by fire on Sunday. Nothing of any value was saved and the fire was confined to the dwelling house. The family had retired for the night and about 11.30 Larry, one of the four sons at home, awoke smelling smoke.
He roused the others and they discovered that the whole upstairs was on fire. The sleeping quarters were all downstairs. The alarm was given and neighbors arrived quickly to assist in dousing the flames, but the fire had secured too strong a hold. By “6 o’clock on Monday morning everything was burnt down. The family had had time to dress before the flames and reached downstairs. The Command house was a log home built over 100 years ago and was well known. The loss is partially covered by insurance.
A very quiet but pretty wedding took place at Hall’s Mills, when Cora, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Munro Sr., became the bride of Arthur Yuill, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Yuill of the same place. The young couple were married in Middleville by the Rev. McNab, pastor of the United Church. After the service they drove to the home of the bride’s parents, accompanied by the pastor and his wife, where a bountiful wedding dinner was served. The presents were numerous and costly showing the esteem in which the young couple are held. The evening was spent in music, song and recitations, which were enjoyed by those present., Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Watchom and daughter Rose Edith of Almonte, were among the guests who attended. September 1931
Dawn Jones added:
My brothers and aunts and uncles attended public school at Hall’s Mills in the 50’s and 60’s. The teacher at the time was Ida Guthrie. The school house still stands and was renovated into a house. My grandparents bought their farm ( a large property that extended from the 8th concession to the 9th concession of Darling Township from David Caldwell in the early 50’s.
|11365-12 William John BARR, 28, Halls Mills Ont., same (also says res of Darling twp since 18 April 1884), s/o David BARR, merchant & farmer, & Grace K. illegible, married Jean WATT, 26, Halls Mills, same, d/o James WATT, farmer, & Jean METCALFE, witn: Hope? H. BARR & Annie A. WATT, both of Halls Mills, 26 June 1912 at Lanark twp|
|7680-15 Gordon BARRY, 26, farmer, Clay Bank, same, s/o Walter BARRY & Mary CAMERON, married Lila MORPHY, 21, Pakenham twp., same, d/o William MORPHY & Frances Maria SCOTT, witn: M. BLAKELY of Arnprior & Bella Jane BARRY of Clay Bank, 8 Dec 1915 at res of William Morphy|
|Hugh Alexander Munro|
|Born||17 Mar 1864||Halls Mills, Ontario, Canada|
|Died||27 Apr 1906||Halls Mills, Ontario, Canada|
|Buried||Middleville Pioneer Cemetery, Middleville, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Person ID||I02345||Family Tree|
|Last Modified||22 Dec 2020|
|Father||Hugh Munro, b. 7 Nov 1825, Creich, Highland, Scotland , d. 19 Sep 1902, Lanark Highlands Township, Ontario, Canada (Age 76 years)|
|Mother||Catherine McKay, b. 4 Dec 1833, Herron Mills, Ontario, Canada , d. 4 Dec 1916, Lanark Highlands Township, Ontario, Canada (Age 83 years)|
|Married||1849||Middleville, Ontario, Canada|
|Family ID||F0733||Group Sheet | Family Chart|
|Family||Jane Watchorn, b. 12 Apr 1864, Clayton, Ontario, Canada , d. 2 Dec 1928, Rockland, Ontario, Canada (Age 64 years)|
|Married||19 Dec 1894||Clayton, Ontario, Canada|
|Family ID||F0796||Group Sh|