The Queen Versus Peter Cairns—On the 21st day of August last, the prisoner was playing with one Simmons and a young boy named Thomas Lowe, son of Mrs. Lowe who keeps a boarding house at Carleton Place. Thomas Lowe got hurt and began to cry, and the prisoner took down a double barrel shotgun from the wall and said he would shoot the boy if he did not stop crying. Simmons told him to take care, the gun was loaded. Notwithstanding the warning, the prisoner raised the gun and fired at the child, the charge passing through his chest and he died in a few minutes. There being no evidence of malice aforethought, but a clear case of criminal negligence, the grave charge of murder was withdrawn and the charge of manslaughter was returned. Sentenced to 12 months in the common gaol at hard labour.
A hand with the index finger pointing upward symbolizes the hope of heaven, while a hand with forefinger pointing down represents God reaching down for the soul.
Seen as an important symbol of life, hands carved into gravestones represent the deceased’s relationships with other human beings and with God. Cemetery hands tend to be shown doing one of four things: blessing, clasping, pointing, and praying.
Rose Mary SarsfieldSheena Stewart I was just there on Friday looking for some information. Most of the Women’s Institute Tweedsmuir histories are at Archives Lanark and most branches have two or three books, so I was a bit taken aback when there were two shelves full of the Pakenham ones at the Pakenham Library. They are a great resource on Pakenham village.
Pakenham Twp. in historical LANARK Co.
Opened in 1823. Its earliest settlers were some of Peter Robinson’s Irish immigrants of 1825. Others came from the Richmond settlement in Carleton county. Pakenham village was founded by James Harvey in 1825. Was a postal station from 1832. It is located on the Mississippi River. It was known as Dickson’s Mills then Pakenham Mills. In 1842 the village’s population was 250 persons. It contained 3 churches – Episcopal, Presbyterian and Methodist, post office, grist mill, saw mill, carding machine & cloth factory, four stores, a tannery, two taverns and some shops.
Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927
Hi Linda…just scrolling through your posts and noted that you inquired about the same house in Pakenham with an old and newer pics..These are the same homes. I believe Tommy McCann owns it now. My Grandmother was a McCann—Allan Fulton
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