Liz Golder/Wall Managing editor with other contributors
One complete set donated by Valerie Kohlsmith in 2013. Duplicate set donated by Sandra Stemp.
Scope and Content
Series consists of two complete sets (8 issues) of Your Neighbour in the Ottawa Valley. Each issue contains articles about people and business profiles for the Arnprior, McNab, Pakenham and surrounding area.
Vol. 1 No. 1 Winter 1998-1999 contains articles on Gloria Thomlison, Peter & Carol Neil, Patty & Jim Wilson, Farmer Brothers Shoe Store, The Late Murray Quattrocchi, Boyce Funeral Home, Barbara Grainger
Vol. 1 No. 2 Spring 1999 contains articles on Helen Smith of Smith's Corner, Russell Cowan, The Late John Malcom "Jack" Smith, Robertson's Furniture, Eileen Hunt of Pakenham, Marg Lamendeau, the Harbour Store, Kim Sauve, Janice Oaks, Gillian Danby, Arnprior Moving, Fulton's Pancake House
Vol. 1 No. 3 Summer 1999 contains articles on Chris and Maureen Spratt, Maureen Mooney, Donald C. Johnston, The ACE Tractor Team, Paul Ralph and Cedar Hill Berry Farm, Dairy Queen, Paul Perreault, Marianne's New Beginnings, the Hamlet of Waba, Ann Brisson
Vol. 1 No. 4 Fall 1999 contains articles on The Muldoon Family of West Carleton, Dale and Earle Campbell of Duntalich Farm in White Lake, Bob Eddie of McNab, Mel's House of Flowers, Ria Meloche in the Kitchen, Arnprior Decorators, Arnprior Curling Club, Nichole Gibeau, Ron and Eleanor Wallace of Galetta, The Awankan Rock (Burnstown), Joyce Loretta Potter
Vol. 2 No. 5 Winter 1999-2000 contains artilces on Allan Dickson of Kinburn, Gord McLellan (formerly of White Lake), Mather Insurance and Real Estate, Peg Whyte of Arnprior, Touring the Town of Almonte, Arnprior Chrysler, Rachel Barrie, J. J. Flowers and Crafts, Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program, Algonkin Valley, Richard John Gilman Bigelow
Vol. 2 No. 6 Spring 2000 contains articles on Athlete Charlie Ross of Fitzroy Harbour, Stan Morton of Almonte, Renfrew Inn, White Lake Woodshop, J. P. Mulvihill Insurance in Arnprior, Dr. Ben Hoffman in Georgia, Greg Skinner, Betty LeBlanc of Braeside, Family Flowers, Gerald Stewart Stokes
Vol. 2 No. 7 Summer 2000 contains articles on Walter Flegal and his bees, Howard Haramis, Almonte Textile Museum, Kim Darwin and Quilting, Pakenham General Store, Author Peter Hessel, Pilon Family Funeral Home, L'Arche Community, Ottawavalleyonline, Janet Sly, Wes's Chips
Vol. 2 No. 8 Fall 2000 contains articles on Four Generations of Scheels, Ian Edmonds (formerly of Renfrew), The Welcome Wagon, The Carp Ridge Community School, Bryan Snider, Sunset Farms of Prospect Village, Ann Young, The Prior Sports Bar, The Almonte Crazy Quilters, Bruce DiLabio of Carp, The Renfrew Camera Club with Bill Hammerich, Murray family of Sunset Farms,
Home Children and young teenagers (sent from Britain to Canada to work primarily on farms) formed part of the British Child Emigration Movement which started in 1869. In Canada these children filled a desperate need for cheap labour. By the 1930’s, they numbered about 100,000, and today their descendants are said to number more than a million.
Scope and Content
File consists on information about Home Children including:
1. Undated covering letter (late 1980s) to Peter Hessel and five-page typescript by William R. Price, former Reeve of Arnprior, later living in Ottawa, entitled “The Little Orphan”. The article was published in the Ottawa Citizen (date unknown). In January 1999, the telephone number on the letter was not in service. Bill Price is the author of a book called “Celtic Odyssey” about his childhood in Wales [Peter Hessel has a copy].
2. One page of autobiographic notes (also undated) of Bill Price. In addition to being reeve for 6 years (plus 10 years as councillor), he also operated the local Canadian Tire store for 39 years. Arnprior Humane Society.
3. Handwritten notes by Kirstin Jeffrey, who helped Peter Hessel with the research for his book, McNab — The Township, in 1987/88. Names: Rose Chapman, Thomas Gillespie.
4. Brief handwritten note by Peter Hessel re a home boy, Harry Sutton, who lived with John McGregor in Horton Twp., worked for Phillips farm. Steve McGregor has a photo.
5. Four-page copy of “Home Children Canada”, a presentation written (in 1977?) by David Lorente of Renfrew, who has been very active on behalf of the descendants of home children.
Photograph of the home of the Hubert Smith on Lot 10 Concession 8. It was originally a McIntyre farm but in 1883 it was bought by Thomas Smith. Hubert Smith was the third generation of the Smith family to have lived there.
Photograph taken by Charron of Hull showing various McLachlin family members on the porch, lawn and horseback at the house owned by Hugh McLachlin and Permila Edey circa 1890. The house is located at the intersection of McLachlin, Elgin and Victoria Streets in Arnprior. This was the Convey Funeral Home in the 1960's.