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1905 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
  • Births, 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, WOODS.
  • Local Matters -- Over three columns of news, notices and "advertorial" items.
  • Names Of Old Perthites -- Mostly "J" to "M" names. 324 names.
  • News Item -- Last-minute arrangements and news of a Perth Old Boys' Association formed in Ottawa.
  • Obituaries -- Three obituaries and two short news items. Surnames: AFFLECK, BLAKLEY, KEAN, McLEAN, McGUIRE, PENMAN, PHALEN, SOMERVILLE.
  • Personal 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, WALKER.
  • 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, WILSON.
    • 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, LE BRETON,

      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, WHITING, WILSON.
    • 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, WALKER, WILSON.
    • 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, WISEMAN, WORDIE.
    • Early Banking -- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: BELL, DESPARD, GRAY, LESLIE, McINTYRE, MUNRO, NESS, REVANS, RICHARDS.
  • 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, THOMPSON, WHITE.
    • The Old Courier -- By Donald Fraser. Surnames mentioned: BELL, CURVIER, GAMSBY, GRANT, MAIR, RICE, RICHARDSON, THOMPSON, WALKER.

Pages Nine to Sixteen were transcribed from photocopies of the original pages, as these pages were not microfilmed.

Page Nine

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.

Page Ten

This page contains display ads and the long-running serial "Linked by Fate."

Page Eleven

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.

Page Twelve

Local Matter & News Item -- Surnames: ADAMS, LYON, MITCHELL, WANDS.

Two Marriages & One Obituary -- Surnames: BROWNLEE, DAROU, GARDNER, GIBSON, McCANN, McPARLAND, SMITH, STORIE, WARREN.

Page Thirteen

Advertisements -- Selected ads of interest. Surnames: CAMPBELL, FROST, TEMPLETON, MEIGHEN, ROBERTSON.

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, SHERWOOD.

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, WHITE.

Personal Mention -- About ¼ column of gossip, much of it about people home for the reunion.

Page Fourteen

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.

Page Fifteen

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, SHAW, THOMPSON.

Page Sixteen

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, WILSON, WRIGHT.

"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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