Old Home Week
The list of names and stories about the Perth Old Home Week of 1905
are taken from the Perth Courier.
The lists are a guide only -- there are many obvious typographical errors
(not to mention probable transcribing errors). The special Old Boys
and Girls edition contained 16 pages in two sections, but only the first
8-page section plus the first page of the second section was microfilmed.
(Note: as a result of a recent article in the Perth Courier,
a complete 1905 Old Boys and Girls edition has been found).
Also, there is about a five year gap in the microfilms of the Perth
Expositor, including all of 1905. Was there a Perth Expositor
reunion edition? Does
anyone have a copy?
Some names and places are contained in [square brackets] or have [?]
or [sic] after them. Those marked [?] will be corrected as much as possible
by checking them against the microfilms. Those marked [sic] indicate
that's the way the item appeared in the paper.
- Sept 30, 1904
- News Item
-- The first meeting of the Perth Old Boys' committee.
- Nov. 11, 1904
- News Item
-- The second meeting of the Perth Old Boys' committee.
- Nov. 18, 1904
- A Column
of News and Gossip -- Minutes of the Dalhousie
council, and the Countryside Moving Stage, gossip column.
Nothing about the reunion, but lots of names.
- Nov. 25, 1904
- News Item
-- The third(?) meeting of the Perth Old Boys' committee.
- Dec. 9, 1904
- News Item
-- A letter from John J. McLaurin of Franklin, Pa.,
suggesting public presentation of historical papers and
also religious services by old-time pastors.
- April 21, 1905
- April 28, 1905
- May 5, 1905
- May 12, 1905
- May 19, 1905
- May 26, 1905
Marriages, Deaths -- Nine births, five marriages,
six deaths. Surnames: BAIRD, BALFOUR, BEST, BOTHWELL,
COOPER, DELISLE, DRUMMOND, FAIR, FERGUSON, HANLAN, HOSSIE,
IRETON, LEWIS, LOVE, MALLOCH, McFARLANE, McINTYRE, McLAREN,
OGDEN, O'NEIL, PARK, PENMAN, SOMERVILLE, SPALDING, THOMPSON,
Matters -- Over three columns of news, notices
and "advertorial" items.
- Names Of
Old Perthites -- Mostly "J" to "M" names.
- News Item
-- Last-minute arrangements and news of a Perth Old Boys'
Association formed in Ottawa.
-- Three obituaries and two short news items. Surnames:
AFFLECK, BLAKLEY, KEAN, McLEAN, McGUIRE, PENMAN, PHALEN,
Mention -- About ¼ column of gossip.
- June 2, 1905
- Names Of
Old Perthites --
All "M" names. 296 names.
- A Full Column Of News And Gossip
-- News and gossip from Lanark Village, Sharbot Lake, Hopetown,
and McDonald's Corners. Also a short news filler and an
advertisement. Too many surnames to list here.
- News Item -- More reunion
preparations, names of old teachers of Perth, instructions
on how to obtain excursion train tickets to the reunion.
- June 9, 1905
- June 16, 1905
- June 23, 1905
- June 30, 1905
- Old Boys' and Girls' Special Edition :
- Page One
- Perth Welcomes Back Her
Own -- Full page article of greeting includes
a short history of the Perth Courier.
Unfortunately, the many illustrations can't be reproduced
here. Surnames include: CAMERON, RICE, THOMPSON,
- Page Two
- Page Three
- Perth's Early Schools, Teachers
& Folklore -- By John W. Douglas. Surnames
mentioned: ALLAN, BARRY, BROOKE, CAMERON, COX, DICKSON,
FRASER, HAGGART, HALL, KELLOCK, LELIVRE, LYON, MANION,
MATHESON, McCRUM, McDONNELL, McLAREN, McPHERSON, MORRISON,
REABURN, RYAN, SCOTT, SOMERVILLE, THOMPSON, WALKER,
- The Old Store --
By Donald Fraser. A very short article. Surnames:
CAMPBELL, McINTYRE, ROGERSON.
- Page Four
- The Wilson-Lyon Duel
-- By J. M. Walker. The story of the last fatal
duel in Upper Canada. Surnames mentioned: ACKLAND,
ASKIN, ASKLAND, BAKER, BARWICK, BEECHER, BELL, BOULTON,
CAMERON, DOUGLAS, FRASER, GAMSBY, HARRIS, HUGHES,
LANGTRY, LA LIEVRE, LYON, MATHESON, McLAREN,
McLEAN, McMARTIN, MOUNT, RADENHURST, READE, ROBERTSON,
ROBINSON, RUTHERFORD, SHANLY, SHAW, SMALL, STEWART,
THOM, THOMPSON, WILSON.
- The Old Fire Companies
-- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: ARKINSON,
BOTHWELL, BUELL, CALDWELL, CONNOLLY, COSGROVE, HAGGART,
HARISHAW, McFARLANE, MILLER, MURRAY.
- Page Five
- Reminiscences of Perth by
a Former Pastor -- By Rev. James Ross.
Surnames mentioned: BAIN, BLAND, HENDERSON, JACKSON,
KELLOCK, KERR, LYON, McRITCHIE, SMITH, STEPHENSON, THORNE,
- The Churches --
By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: ADAMS,
ALLAN, BAIN, BELL, BOTHWELL, CAMPBELL, DEACON, DODDS,
DUNCAN, FINAN, HARRIS, HART, KERR, LAMOTHE, LISTER,
MACDONNELL, McDONAGH, McDONALD, O'HARE. PYNE, QUAIL,
SCOTT, SUTHERLAND, TAYLOR, WILSON.
- Some Ancient Political History
-- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: CAMERON,
FRASER, MANAHAN, McKENZIE, McMILLAN, READE.
- Selected Advertisements
-- Surnames include: DRUMMOND, HOPE, KIPPEN, LEE,
McGARRY, MENDELS, MOORE, TULLIS.
- Page Six
- Business Establishments
in Perth in 1850 -- By William Moorhouse.
A short article, but packed with names such as: ADAMS,
ALLAN, BROOKS, BROWN, BUTLER, CAIRNS, CAMPBELL, CODE,
COOMBS, COX, DEACON, DICKSON, DORAN, DOUGLAS, DRYSDALE,
ERSKINE, FAIRBAIRN, FRASER, GEMMILL, GLASCOTT, GRANT,
HAGGART, HALL, HALLIDAY, HART, HICKS, HOGG, HUNTER,
JAMES, KELLOCK, KERR, LISTER, LOCK, MALLOCH, MATHESON,
McCAFFREY, McCALLUM, McDONALD, McLEOD, MacMARTIN, MEIGHEN,
NEILSON, NICHOL, O'BRIEN, PATTERSON, REID, RICE, RUDD,
SACHE, SHAW, THOMPSON, WILSON, WORDIE.
- Old-Time Industries
-- By Donald Fraser. Another short article packed
with names such as: ALLAN, BAIN, BARRIE, BELL, BUELL,
CAMPBELL, CANWITH, CODE, COX, DEACON, DOUGHERTY, DUNCAN,
FAIRBAIRN, FARMER, FRASER, HAGGART, HARISHAW, HARRIS,
HOLLIDAY, HUNTER, JAMES, JAMIESON, KILPATRICK, KORRY,
LAFFERTY, LEGGATT, LILLIE, McDONAGH, McINTOSH, McLAREN,
McMARTIN, MITCHELL, NICHOL, PUBLOW, RADENHURST, RODGERS,
RUTHERFORD, TAIT, TEMPLETON, MILLER, SHAW, SMITH, STANLEY,
- A Drummond Boy's Travels
-- By James Code. From Balderson in 1860 to Wyoming
in 1875. Local surnames mentioned: BOTHWELL, EVANS.
- Page Seven
- How Writing Was Taught By
Old School Masters -- By Donald Fraser.
Surnames mentioned: BELL, CALDWELL, CAMERON, CAMPBELL,
CRUIKSHANKS, DAVIDSON, DAYTON, DORAN, FRASER, GRAHAM,
HAGGART, HALL, HEADRICK, HENRY, JACKSON, JESSOP, KAY,
KELLOCK, KERR, KIPPEN, LEGGATT, LISTER, MALLOCH, MANGAN,
MARTIN, McCULLOCH, McDONALD, McINTYRE, McNAB, McPHERSON,
MEIGHEN, MELLQUHAM, MOFFAT, MORRIS, MORRISON, RADENHURST,
RALSTON, RUTHERFORD, SACHE, SOMERVILLE, SUTHERLAND,
TEMPLETON, WALKER, WARREN.
- The Old Fairs --
By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: ALLAN,
CAMPEAU, DOOHER, HART, HOPE, McDONAGH, McPARLAND, McSHANE,
MURPHY, MURDOCK, PATTERSON.
- Sports and Pastimes
-- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: BELL,
DUNHAM, DEACON, HAGGART, JESSOP, KAVANAGH, KEEFER, LOCK,
MALLOCH, MATHESON, McLEAN, McMARTIN, MOFFATT, NORTHGRAVES,
RADENHURST, SPALDING, SPILLMAN, TEMPLETON, THOM, THOMPSON,
- Early Banking --
By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: BELL,
DESPARD, GRAY, LESLIE, McINTYRE, MUNRO, NESS, REVANS,
- Page Eight
- Perth of Other Days Passes
in Review -- By S. H. McEathron. Surnames
mentioned: BELL, BROWN, DETTRICK, DICKSON, GLASS,
HARRIS, KAY, KELLOCK, KEN, KERR, LEES, McGRATH, McINTYRE,
McKAY, McMARTIN, McNAIRN, McPHERSON, McSHERRY, MILLER,
PAGE, QUAIL, RADENHURST, RICE, SHAW, SMITH, STREET,
THOM, THORNTON, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WISEMAN.
- The Old Red House
-- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: ADAMSON,
BOTSFORD, DEACON, LIVINGSTON, MURRAY, REVANS, TAYLOR,
- The Old Courier
-- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: BELL,
CURVIER, GAMSBY, GRANT, MAIR, RICE, RICHARDSON, THOMPSON,
Pages Nine to Sixteen were transcribed from photocopies of
the original pages, as these pages were not microfilmed.
The Early History of Balderson's Corners
-- By P.C. McGregor of Almonte. A long history which also
takes over a column on Page 12.
Surnames mentioned: ALLAN, BALDERSON, BELL, BLADES, CAMPBELL,
CHARLES, CRAIG, CUNNINGHAM, EASBY, FERGUSON, GEMMILL, GOULD, HAGGART,
HARRIS, HEWITT, KEAYS, KIPPEN, MATHESON, McCALLUM, McCUE, McILROY,
McINTYRE, McLAREN, McNAUGHTON, McNEE, McTAVISH, MONTGOMERY, MURDOCH,
PLAYFAIR, PYNE, RICHARDSON, RITCHIE, SHAW, STEPHENSON, STEWART,
THORNTON, TULLIS, WARD, WILLOWS, WILSON, YOUNG.
This page contains display ads and the long-running serial "Linked
An Old Sunday School -- By
Rev. Andrew Murdoch. Reminiscences of his childhood in
Playfairville. Surnames: BAIN, BOULTON, CLENDINNING, HARDY,
LEES, MILLS, MURDOCH, PLAYFAIR, WARD.
Names of Old Perthites -- Mostly
"T" to "Y" names. 253 Names.
News Items -- Three short ones.
Surnames: ARMSTRONG, EVOY, HICKS, MAGEE, MARKS, REID.
Local Matter & News Item --
Surnames: ADAMS, LYON, MITCHELL, WANDS.
Two Marriages & One Obituary
-- Surnames: BROWNLEE, DAROU, GARDNER, GIBSON, McCANN, McPARLAND,
SMITH, STORIE, WARREN.
Advertisements -- Selected
ads of interest. Surnames: CAMPBELL, FROST, TEMPLETON, MEIGHEN,
Births, Marriages & Deaths
-- Five births, eight marriages, two deaths. Surnames: BURNS,
CAMERON, CARDINAL, CHAPPLE, CLARKE, CLEMENT, CORNELIUS, GARDNER,
GILMORE, GOULD, HAYDON, LINGENFELTER, LITTLE, McCANN, McFARLANE,
McINTYRE, McKINNON, McPARLAND, MILLER, MITCHELL, PARK, SAMWELL,
Local Matters -- Over two columns
of news, notices and "advertorial" items. Includes six names of
Perth Old Boys received at the last moment.
News Items -- Over a column
of items : presentation to Principal Hardie, some Rideau
Ferry advertorial masquerading as gossip and two deaths. Surnames:
ALLAN, HARDIE, KING, MANARY, NORTHWOOD, PATTERSON, SPALDING,
Personal Mention -- About ¼
column of gossip, much of it about people home for the reunion.
Early Military Days By Donald
Fraser. Surnames: ALLAN, COX, FRASER, HAGGART, LAMBERT,
MANION, MATHESON, McLAREN, RYAN, SCOTT, SMITHERMAN, WORDIE.
News Items -- Four items including
a death. Surnames: BUCHANAN, CARTWRIGHT, CONNOLLY, ELLIOTT,
HEWITT, McDONALD, PECK.
Advertisements & News -- Legal
notices of interest and some short news items include a death.
Surnames: ARTHUR, BURROWS, CODE, KEAN, TIERNEY, WARREN.
Lanark County Council, June Session
-- Nearly two columns in length. Includes notice of two deaths
in House of Industry. Surnames: BEEMAN, CORLEY, CRAM, LYLE,
McCLURE, McILRAITH, McLEAN, McLEOD, NEELON, PATTIE, RINTOUL, ROGERS,
News & Sports Items -- One
of each. News from Perth's No. 3 Co., 42nd Regiment. Surnames:
BALDERSON, BATES, BOLTON, BOTHWELL, BOWES, CAMERON, deHERTEL,
DWYRE, FOY, HODGINS, LEES, MATHESON, McINTOSH, McKERRACHER, McLEOD,
"Old Home Week" in Perth --
Last minute programme changes, route of the parade, etc.
This page also contains a legal notice, almost 2 columns in length,
which is a copy of By-Law No. 957, "to authorize the issue of
Debentures of the Town of Perth to the amount of $25,000 of which
$25,000 is to be granted by way of bonus to Henry K. Wampole,
Albert John Koch, and Samuel Ross Campbell of the
City of Philadephia."
July 7, 1905
Local Matters -- Over a column
of news, notices and "advertorial" items.
Marriages & Death -- Five marriage
notices and one death notice. Surnames: BYRNE, CAMERON, GAMBLE,
McDONALD, MORRISON, NEWELL, NOONAN, UMPHERSON, WARD, WATT, WATTERS.
Obituaries -- John H. Cameron
of Winnipeg and H.H. Roberts of Sharbot Lake.
Old Boys And Girls -- More
than a full column of gossip and news about prominent and successful
people who attended the Reunion.
Overflow Locals -- About a
½ column of local gossip, some of it concerning events
at the Reunion.
Personal Mention -- About ¾
of a column of gossip, much of it about people home for the reunion.
July 28, 1905
Visitors To The Perth Old
Boys' Reunion (1) -- The first list of about 500 names
of those who registered at the reunion.
August 4, 1905
Visitors To The Perth Old Boys' Reunion
(2) -- The final list of over 500 names of those who registered
at the reunion.
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