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Date
c1908
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 cm x 11.5 cm
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Date
c1908
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19.5 cm x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Print shows the White Lake school circa 1908.
Notes
Print taken from Wabalac manuscript
Accession No.
1994-0021
Images
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Date
c1920-1962
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 b&w photographs
Date
c1920-1962
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 b&w photographs
Physical Condition
1924 photograph torn along edge and bottom
History / Biography
Jean Belle Headrick was the daughter of John Cunningham and Elizabeth McLachlan. She was born 4 January 1910, a twin to James Donald Cunningham. There were nine children in the Cunningham family. They lived on a farm on the 5th Concession of McNab Township, near White Lake. Jean and her siblings attended White Lake School. Jean married Wilmer Headrick on June 15, 1927 and they farmed on the property at the corner of Bellamy Road and the Campbell Side Road just east of White Lake. They had no children. Jean was an active member of the White Lake Women's Institute. She died September 6 1994.
Acquisition Source
Deposited by Irene Robillard on behalf of the Headrick's nephew, Jim Robillard, who regularly worked and lived with the Headrick family.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains four photographs of students attending White Lake School No. 1 which was built in 1889.
1. White Lake School photograph circa 1920:
Upper Row l to r: Anna Cameron, Iolene Cameron, Elsie McLachlin, Murray Yuill (teacher), Miss Fulton (teacher), Alex McNab, Fraser McLachlin, Morris McLachlin, Murray Barber, Andy Fraser, Gib Fraser. Middle Row l to r: Lill Robertson, Dorothy Stewart, Lillie Fraser, Jessie McGregor, Susie Lavalee, Ruby Cameron, Jean Cunningham, Alda Fraser, Harry Fraser, Harry Fraser, Violetta Smithson, Ronald Barrie, Beryl Fraser, Meridith Kippen, Helen McLachlin, Alex Fraser, Lottie Fraser, Florence Cameron, Ruby Stewart, Jimmie Fraser, Clarence Aide Front Row l to r: Jimmie Cunningham, Sam Cunningham, Arnold Ledgerwood, Dougal Fraser, Peter McLachlin, Lawrence McKay, Elwood Cameron, Leslie Aide, Clarence Barber, Howard Kippen, Mac Kippen, Forbes Barr, Neil McKay, Gar Ledgerwood, Nick Fraser, Evans Cameron. Names taken from photo with description published in The Guide, 17 November 1982. Note: Leslie Aide also identified as Merville or Orville Aide by another source. Also, Alex Fraser was known as "Little Alex Fraser".
2. White Lake School photograph circa 1924:
3rd Row, 3rd from left Stanley Fraser, 3rd Row, 5th from left Ronald Barrie. 2nd Row, 4th girl from left Marjorie Fraser (Smith), last girl on right Eva Cunningham, 1st Row, 5th boy from left Gordon Cameron.
3. White Lake School photograph circa 1960:
Jen Hooper, Brian Fraser, Franky Robertson, Linn Deacon, Roslin Campbell, Gail Black Fraser Box, Welland Jones, Wingle McEwen, _ Box, Sandra Cameron, Tiny Hopper, Allan Cunningham, Bobbie McIntyre, Lon Cummingham, _ Watt, _ Marshall, Marcia Deacon, Marion Jones, _Deacon, _ Deacon, Dorothy Jones, Beth Johnson.
4. White Lake School photograph 1962 1963: no identification
Notes
See Item Level Descriptions
Accession No.
2012-0261
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
History / Biography
White Lake School was built in 1899. Electricity came to White Lake Village in 1948. Jack (Chip) Murdoch purchased the school in 1967 and opened a woodworking shop. The building was destroyed by fire in 1977.
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Moyer’s School Report Card of Billie Box, 1929-30. Teacher: L.E. Andison
2. Pupil’s Report Card of Billie Box, 1930-31. Teacher: Thelma Box.
3. Pupil’s Report Card of Billie Box, 1931-32. Teacher: Thelma Box.
4. Moyer’s School Report Card of Billie Box, 1932-33. Teacher: Elsie L. Bradley
5. Photocopy of an article in “White Lake — The Later Years” (published in December 2000) by Morna McEwen nee McNab of Robertson’s Corners, “White Lake School”, with photos of the senior classes of 1945/46 and 1955/56. Marion was a student at this school from 1929 to 1935 and later taught there (1943 to 1956). Key Words: School Hill, Mrs. Mamie Cameron, Arbor Day, Renfrew Music Festival (choir).
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
c1924
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
b&w photographs
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Date
c1924
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
b&w photographs
Physical Condition
photograph torn along edge and bottom
Scope and Content
White Lake School photograph circa 1924:
3rd Row, 3rd from left Stanley Fraser, 3rd Row, 5th from left Ronald Barrie. 2nd Row, 4th girl from left Marjorie Fraser (Smith), last girl on right Eva Cunningham, 1st Row, 5th boy from left Gordon Cameron.
Accession No.
2012-0261
Images
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Date
c1960
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
b&w photograph
  1 image  
Date
c1960
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
b&w photograph
Scope and Content
White Lake School photograph circa 1960:
top row l-r: Jen Hooper, Brian Fraser, Franky Robertson, Linn Deacon, Rosalyn Campbell, Gail Black, 2nd row: Fraser Box, Welland Jones, Wendal McEwen, _ Box, Third row: Sandra Cameron, Tiny Hopper, Allan Cunningham, Bobbie McIntyre, Lon Cunningham, _ Watt, _ Marshall, Marcia Deacon, Marion Jones, _Deacon, _ Deacon, Dorothy Jones, Beth Johnson.
Notes
Lon and Allan Cunningham were nephews of Jean Headrick and youngest sons of Harold and Irene Cunningham.
Accession No.
2012-0261
Images
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Date
1962
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
b&w photograph
  1 image  
Date
1962
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Jean Headrick fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
b&w photograph
Acquisition Source
Deposited by Irene Robillard on behalf of Jim Robillard who regularly worked and lived with the Headrick family.
Scope and Content
White Lake School photograph 1962 1963: top row, second from the left is Allan Cunningham (nephew of Jean Headrick); otherwise no identification
Accession No.
2012-0261
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Date
unknown
Collection/Fonds
White Lake Women’s Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Date
unknown
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
White Lake Women’s Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 6A P0692
Scope and Content
Postcard of dam at White Lake.
Notes
Duplicate of Binder 6A PO698
Accession No.
1996-0075
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Date
1920c
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Date
1920c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 6 P0783
Scope and Content
Postcard of main street White Lake looking West.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1921-1934
Collection/Fonds
Dawn Leduc fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Bound Ledger; two binders containing photocopies
Date
1921-1934
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Dawn Leduc fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Bound Ledger; two binders containing photocopies
Acquisition Source
Donated by George Stewart of the Lanark County Archives. They obtained these records from the estate of Dawn Leduc, curator of the Appleton Museum.
Scope and Content
The White Lake school was School Section No. 1, but was not the first school in the township of McNab. There were three different school buildings, the first being built prior to 1886. Students came to the White Lake school from Springtown, Burnstown, Waba and other places to attend a junior high school program in the very early period of the school. Irene Baird from Kinburn was appointed in 1929 and Miss Gertrude I. Halpenny was appointed in 1930. The register show the students name as well as date of birth, parent's name and address as well as their record of attendence.
Donation consists of one school register from 1930 to 1934 and a photocopied version in a binder as well as a photocopied version of the school register for 1921.
Notes
1. See McNab-The Township p. 140 for more information about S.S. No. 1.
Accession No.
2009-0230
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McNab School Section No. 1 White Lake

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Time Period
1889-ca1978
County
Renfrew County
Township
McNab
Description
This was the third school house which was built for the students of White Lake in 1889. In the early 1900’s the school drew older students from a wid…
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Alternate Name
The White School
Address
Lot 5 Concession 5
County
Renfrew County
Township
McNab
Description
This was the third school house which was built for the students of White Lake in 1889. In the early 1900’s the school drew older students from a wide area including Springtown, Burnstown and Waba as it offered a “Continuation School” which would be equivalent to a junior high school program today. No other schools in McNab Township offered classes beyond Grade 8 at that time. It contained two classrooms which were heated with hardwood purchased from local farmers. Students gathered water in a pail from the Waba creek which ran behind the property as there was no running water until 1964. The building was painted white and at one time the trim was painted dark green. Throughout the years, school socials and performances were conducted to raise funds for improvements and maintenance of the building. The wooden floor boards were painted and waxed until at least 1957 when the Trustees noted that linoleum would be a suitable floor covering. The same report lists a total school population of only 18 (6 students in Grades 5 & 6, 3 students in Grade 7 & 8). In the period 1870-1920, there were as many as 45 students attending this school. When the new McNab Public School opened in 1967, this school was closed. In about 1978, the “White School” burned down and a residence now occupies the site. It was located on the east side of the Arnprior-White Lake Road, north of Waba Creek on what was known to local residents as “school hill”.
Time Period
1889-ca1978
Construction Date
1889
Physical Condition
destroyed
Function Category
Education
Function Type
school
Location
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Images
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Date
unknown
Collection/Fonds
Alex Staye fonds
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Date
unknown
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Alex Staye fonds
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 3C P0312
Scope and Content
View of County Road 2 and village taken from above (possibly from Church steeple). View is towards Burnstown. White Lake appears top left. Photograph could have been taken in the early 1940’s. Note on back reads, ”Road down past our house from church.”
Accession No.
1993-0015
Images
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Date
unknown
Collection/Fonds
White Lake Women’s Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Date
unknown
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
White Lake Women’s Institute fonds
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 6A P0688
Scope and Content
Photograph of main street of village looking [North], possibly taken from church steeple.
Accession No.
1996-0075
Images
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Date
1941c
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Date
1941c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 6B P0780
Scope and Content
Photograph of St. Andrew’s United Church interior.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1946c
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Date
1946c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 6B P0781
Scope and Content
Photograph of St. Andrew’s United Church from north east corner.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1946c
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Date
1946c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Reproduction Location
Binder 6B P0785
Scope and Content
Christmas greeting card with photograph of St. Andrew’s United Church inside.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Clipping of full-page article in the Chronicle, Nov. 30, 1977, by Clyde Kennedy, entitled “Whale bones found — White Lake gravel pit was grave yard of Champlain Sea mammals”. Re the discovery (1975-77) of 11,000-year old bones of Bowhead whales and other species of whales in various locations near White Lake. Gravel pit owned by John Hanson. Allan Jones. Terry Bandy, Glen Bandy of Glasgow Station. These bones were taken to the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Ottawa. “Syne Pit” on Three Mile Bay.
2. Photocopies of the above article.
3. Photocopies of pages 1-3. McNab — The Township, regarding the White lake whales.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1910
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-106
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Date
1910
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-106
Physical Description
glass plate negative
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
Hunt camp at White Lake.
Notes
Previously incorrectly identified as The McNab "Waba Cottage", White Lake
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
23 October 1910
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-95
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Date
23 October 1910
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-95
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
Hunt camp at White Lake.
Accession No.
2002-0154
Images
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Date
23 October 1910
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-96
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Date
23 October 1910
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
10
Reference No.
C 120-3-0-0-96
Physical Description
glass plate negative and print
Acquisition Source
Archives of Ontario C 120-3
Scope and Content
Macnamara and his friends often went on excursions around the area. Lindsay Russel, husband of Harriet McLachlin and surveyor general of Ontario from 1878-1882 is seen at extreme left of photograph. Armond Burwash is seen in centre with beard. On a trip to Pakenham, they ran into some trouble with their carriage near White Lake.
Accession No.
2002-0154
Images
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Black and white photo of Maggie McNab of White Lake, with a spinning wheel outside a building. Origin unknown.
2. Colour photograph taken by Peter Hessel in the 1980s, showing the house in White Lake at the southeast corner of the intersection of White Lake Road and Burnstown Road (opposite the church). The house was then occupied by Phoebe Hunter.
3. Black and white photograph (enlargement) by Dorothy Garlough of Burnstown, taken in 1984. The photo shows a detail of the verandah of the “Fraser House” on Main Street (Front Street, later named Burnstown Road) in White Lake. It won second prize in a photo contest organized by Waba Cottage Museum.
4. Photocopy of a black and white photo showing the boathouse for the Stewart and McLachlin yachts at White Lake. The boathouse was demolished in the 1940s after which Mr. Ostler built a dance pavilion on the site (the pavilion burned down).
5. Photocopy of a page from the “Canada Directory” for 1857-1858, showing names and occupations of heads of households. The population was given as about 150. Family names: Adams, Barry, Bennet, Box, Boyle, Brown, Browne, Burlongette, Casey, Cram, Dennin, Elliot, Ferguson, Fraser [Rev.], Johnston, Kenny, Lindsay, McNab (one spelled Macnab), McAdam, McDonald, McLauchlan, McManus, McRae, Mills, Moynahem, Paris, Parkhurst, Robertson, Ryan, Stirling, Yuill. Occupations: innkeeper, shoemaker, stonecutter, general store, clerk, painter, lumber merchant, miller, plasterer, teacher, free church [minister], carriagemaker, waggonmaker, saw mill owner, landowner, farmer, constable, carpenter, postmaster, carding and fulling mill, flouring mill, stonemason, tailor.
6. Photo of a map of White Lake (original at the Ontario Archives) by H.F. Walling, dated 1863, showing Main Street, Allan Street, Fisher Street, Side Line (the road to Arnprior), and Mill Street (now John Box Street). It shows the locations for the Paris grist mill and sawmill, the Lindsay sawmill, Alexander Stirlings "shoe shop" and store, J. Cuthbert's store, D. McManus's blacksmith shop, the Presbyterian Church, the Manse (Rev. S.S. Fraser), J. McAllum's Hotel (White House), the school, and a number of residences. There are 2 copies of this photo.
7. Sketch of a map of White Lake village (source and date unknown), showing Main Street, Allan Street and Point Road, plus “Highway 2”. Scale: 1” = 1000 feet.
8. Photocopy of article in a local paper (April 20, 1933) by Ruth Fraser, “Early Days at White Lake”. Reference to John McLauchlan, immigrant from Scotland, L 15 C 3 (Alex McLeod), Thomas McLauchlan. Charles Fraser L8 C4 (son Alexander Fraser, grandson William N. Fraser). John Cunningham (from Ireland) L 11 C 5 (son John Cunningham, grandson Samuel O. Cunningham). James Cunningham. Lowlands (Clay Bank). L 2 C 7, William J. Cunningham. James Headrick (his son James Headrick, grandson Fred), L 3 C 8. Mail service, mail delivery: James Robertson (first mail to White Lake). Rural route: first mailman Michael Havey (on horseback, one trip a week): Arnprior - White Lake - Burnstown). First post office John Paris. Louise Paris. Joseph Thoms. William McNab (R.R. 1, 5th Line, daily). Ernest Box (R.R. 2, Bellamy Road 3 x a week). Post master at White Lake in 1933: John Hough. “Church Lot” (Free Church / Free Kirk) in White Lake donated by the Laird owned in 1933 by John Fraser (Allan Street / Back Street). First minister: Rev. Cunningham Simon Fraser from Scotland. The old manse: home of Alexander McNab in 1933. First blacksmith shop where “Joseph Hamilton now resides”, another owned by Michael Merriman on the “vacant lot now owned by Russell Cameron. Merriman’s Corner. Alexander Cameron “present blacksmith”. In frame house built by Adam McGonigal. Village “surveyed mostly from L 6 C 4. Allan McNab. William Lindsay, Alexander Lindsay, Gavin Lindsay. James R. Gillies (sawmill on Waba Creek on Fraser property). Robert Box. Sawmill burned in 1898, never rebuilt. Daniel Fraser. Matthew J. O’Reilly (lineman for McNab Co.) White Lake schools (3 successive buildings). Land from Robertson. First teacher: Duncan Ferguson, “present” Miss L.E. Andison in the senior room and Miss G.I. Halpenny in the junior room. Leslie Hanson, (Mrs.) William McAdam operated the hotel called Old White House. Stores: Thomas Young, William Sterling, F. Ostler, James E, Cuthbert. John Paris mill, James Paris, Colin Deacon, Jack Campbell. Cemetery: Donald Fraser gave land. Enlarged in 1932. taken care of by the Women’s Institute. Waba Cottage. John S. Box. White Lake a summer resort. Tourists, cottages. Presbyterian Church, United Church, Baptist Church, Orange Hall, (Loyal Orange Lodge) L.O.L. No. 2902. Lawn socials. [Ruth Fraser married Donald McLeod.]
9. Colour slide taken by Peter Hessel (about 1983) of a small frame house on Back Street in White Lake. The house was later demolished.
Related Material
Much information about the history of the White Lake area is contained in the books “White Lake — The Early Years” (published by the White Lake Property Owners Association in 1999) and “White Lake — The Later Years” (published in December 2000) — on our book shelves. Some of the articles from these books have been copied and inserted in the relevant files.
See Also: McNab — The Township by Peter Hessel.
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1994-0021
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