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Tweedy and Looby families c.1895

Photo of four generations of Tweedy-Looby families c.1895 including L to R daughter Margaret Tweedy married Edward Looby, Margaret Jane Looby married ...

Tweedy and Looby families c.1895
Canoeing on Bass Lake at Lakeside Farm c.1905

Canoeing on Bass Lake at Lakeside Farm c.1900

Canoeing on Bass Lake at Lakeside Farm c.1905
Covell's Log House conversion c.1910

Raising the second story and roof to Orville Covil's existing log house, said to be originally owned by Francis Lombard

Covell's Log House conversion c.1910
Otter Creek Cheese Factory

Otter Lake Cheese Factory c. 1946

Otter Creek Cheese Factory
Lombardy public school class SS#6 in 1934

Class of 1934 Lombardy Public School SS#6 South Elmsley Back row L to R: Lester Lewis, Roy Patterson, Geraldine Covell, Cora Hodgins (teacher), ...

Lombardy public school class SS#6 in 1934
Gordon Smith's Store in Lombardy 1958

Gordon Smith's store in Lombardy c.1958. It was owned before by Michael Dooher, William McSpadden, Clarence Hogan and Percy Jones. On the far right ...

Gordon Smith's Store in Lombardy 1958
Fetching water at SS#3 Ballantyne School c.1913

Boys fetching water from Ballantyne's farm for the SS#3 South Elmsley Ballantyne school during recess in 1912-13 L to R: Arthur Hunter, Clifford ...

Fetching water at SS#3 Ballantyne School c.1913
E. Errett and Sons sawmill c.1900

E.Errett and Sons sawmill c.1900

E. Errett and Sons sawmill c.1900
Joe Ellswood conduction a farm auction c.1954

Joe Ellswood conducting a farm auction in South Elmsley c.1954. He also was a local farmer and future reeve.

Joe Ellswood conduction a farm auction c.1954
Steacy Moorhouse and Fred J. Kelley c.1905

Steacy Moorhouse and Fred J. Kelley c.1905

Steacy Moorhouse and Fred J. Kelley c.1905
Cutting line for CNR railway near Otter Lake c.1912

Cutting the line for the Canadian Northern Railway near Otter Lake about 1912. Several Blanchards and George Bass are part of the group.

Cutting line for CNR railway near Otter Lake c.1912
Wood family at Lakeside Farm near Bass Lake c.1905

Members of the Looby family at Lakeside Farm c.1905. Back l to r: Dorothy McVeety, Jane Wood McVeety,James McVeety, Johanna Looby Wood, Robert ...

Wood family at Lakeside Farm near Bass Lake c.1905
Hogan's grocery store and gas bar in Lombardy, Ontario c.1950

Hogan's Grocery and Gas Station in Lombardy c.1950. It was formerly Brookes' store and the Post Office was there for a time. The Shell pumps were ...

Hogan's grocery store and gas bar in Lombardy, Ontario c.1950
Otter Lake School SS#8 South Elmsley - Jen McVeety, class and parents c.1895

Jen McVeety and her class with parents posing in front of the Otter Lake School (SS#8 South Elmsley) Identified people include William Tweety, ...

Otter Lake School SS#8 South Elmsley - Jen McVeety, class and parents c.1895
Ballantyne Community Club Float 1950

The Ballantyne Community Float at the Smiths Falls Old Home week in 1950. They received first prize. The float, decorated by the members, included ...

Ballantyne Community Club Float 1950
Rideau Ferry Bridge c.1935

Rideau Ferry Bridge from the southeast side, c.1935. Note Duncan Campbell's house and Wills boathouse.

Rideau Ferry Bridge c.1935
Oliver's Ferry c.1850

A drawing of Oliver's Ferry c.1850 by Edwin Whitefield. The ferry was named after John Oliver but later his son William took over operation. ...

Oliver's Ferry c.1850
William James Looby and his wife Florence Covell Looby in 1909 after their marriage

William J. Looby (1877-1957) was the son of Edward Looby and Margaret Tweedy. He married Florence Covell(1886-1955) in 1909 and the couple did not ...

William James Looby and his wife Florence Covell Looby in 1909 after their marriage
Mutual Improvement Committee c.1895

The Mutual Improvement Committee was started in the Ballantyne area of South Elmsley in 1894 to host entertainment and literary events. It disbanded ...

Mutual Improvement Committee c.1895
Martin House built c.1894 located on the Brockville Road in South Elmsley

The Martin House was built about 1894. Note the central gable in what is usually the front of the house. This was a variation of a more common ...

Martin House built c.1894 located on the Brockville Road in South Elmsley
Lakeside farm of the Wood family c.1905

Lakeside farm and members of the Wood Family on Bass Lake c.1905. The Woods were early settlers (c1835) of Scots origin. Robert Wood is the second ...

Lakeside farm of the Wood family c.1905
Boys at Ingall cottage on Petty Bay, Lower Rideau c.1930

Two boys at the C.M. Ingall cottage on Petty Bay,Lower Rideau c.1930

Boys at Ingall cottage on Petty Bay, Lower Rideau c.1930
Possibly Robert Lewis flagging down the steamer Victoria c.1900

Possibly Robert Lewis (or member of Lewis family) flagging down the steamer Victoria on Rideau Lake c.1900

Possibly Robert Lewis flagging down the steamer Victoria c.1900
Margaret Petty and John MacDonald c1905

Margaret Petty and her brother John MacDonald c.1905 became familiar faces to cottagers on Petty's Bay in the Lower Rideau

Margaret Petty and John MacDonald c1905
John and Elswood Joynt c.1900

John and Elswood Joynt around 1900. Family members came from Newboyne and became a fixture in the west end of South Elmsley.

John and Elswood Joynt c.1900
Car in locks at Chaffey's Lock July 1961

A car rolled down the hill at the Chaffey's Lockmaster's house and ended upside down in the locks in July 1961. Quite a crowd gathered to see it ...

Car in locks at Chaffey's Lock July 1961
Coon cabin transformed into a summer home by William L. McLaren in 1901

"Coon Cottage" the summer home of William L. McLaren. The top storey, chimney and verandah were added to the original Donaldson cabin in 1901.

Coon cabin transformed into a summer home by William L. McLaren in 1901
Fannie Beale with students at Ballantyne School SS#3 South Elmsley in 1916

Teacher Fannie Beale with students at SS#3 Ballantyne's School in South Elmsley 1916 Front L to R Marie Salmon, Fannie Beale (teacher), Arthur ...

Fannie Beale with students at Ballantyne School SS#3 South Elmsley in 1916
Stooking corn on Kelly farm near Lombardy c.1910

Stooking corn on the Kelly farm near Lombardy c.1910

Stooking corn on Kelly farm near Lombardy c.1910
Oakview Camp on Petty Bay, Big Rideau c.1901

Oakview Camp on Petty's Bay on Lower Rideau before extensive cottage building c.1901-02. Note Union Jack and old Canadian flags.

Oakview Camp on Petty Bay, Big Rideau c.1901
John Weekes with cultivator c.1910

John Weekes with team of horses and cultivator c.1910

John Weekes with cultivator  c.1910
Summer Cottage on Millers Bay c.1918

Summer cottage of Harry Gray on Millers Bay on the Big Rideau around 1918. Left to Right: Ruth Gray (later Ellwood) and Greta Gray (later ...

Summer Cottage on Millers Bay c.1918
George Bass making maple syrup c.1925

George Bass making maple syrup at his farm off Highway 15 c.1925

George Bass making maple syrup c.1925
Sawmill and workers at Lombardy c.1905

Sawmills and workers in Lombardy c.1905

Sawmill and workers at Lombardy c.1905
Lombard Mills ablaze June 1908

Lombardy's mills went up in fire in June 1909. John Looby was the foreman; Hiram Crate of Smiths Falls was the owner.

Lombard Mills ablaze June 1908
George Bass making maple syrup on his farm c.1925

George Bass making maple syrup the traditional way at his farm on Highway 15 c.195

George Bass making maple syrup on his farm c.1925
Family outing at Bass Lake c.1900

Family outing on Bass Lake c.1900. The tent was pitched near the home of A.E.Wood

Family outing at Bass Lake c.1900
Jonathan Thomlinson at his square-timbered house in Rideau Ferry c.1915

Jonathan Thomlinson was born in Ramsay Township in 1840, moved to South Elmsley in the 1870s and died in 1915.

Jonathan Thomlinson at his square-timbered house in Rideau Ferry c.1915
South Crosby Fire truck c.1972

South Crosby firefighter showing off fire truck in Elgin c.1972

South Crosby Fire truck c.1972
Sherman A. Coon 1861-1950

Sherman A. Coon 1861-1950 as a child c.1865. Sherman was a son of Justus Coon and his second wife Lucy Anne Halladay.

Sherman A. Coon 1861-1950

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