One Blue Tweedsmuir History Binder
9 Bound Volumes of Minute Books
History / Biography
The Galetta WI, a branch of West Carleton District, was organizaed in 1910, inactive between 1924 and 1932, and disbanded in 1976.
Donated by Berna McClure, curator of Carleton Co. Tweedsmuir Histories February 07, 2008.
Scope and Content
Galetta is a hamlet just outside of Arnprior in Fitzroy Township. Earlier names were Mohr’s Corners and Hubbell’s Falls.
The Tweedsmuir Community History contains a history of Galetta and District from 1823 and the Galetta WI Branch, including its 50 and 60 year anniversaries.Some families mentioned are Austin, Bidgood, Burr, Carss, Chown, Costello, Dickson, Forbes, Gardiner, Halpenny, Hemphill, Heneahan, Herrick, Hubbell, Hunt, Jeffries, Kennedy, MacHardy, Major, Maloof, Mohr, Montfort, Moran, Muldoon, Riddell, Ritchie, Sinclair, Smith, Stanton, Steen, Story, Tait, and Wilson.
The history book also contains the following information:
- History of early settlement, including a lost needle.
- War veteran information, including the Boer War
- Farm, house, and family histories
- History of Mohr’s Corners School (S.S.#6)
- History of St. Augustine’s Church
- Some information on businesses including hotels, Canada Cooperage Co., Galetta Electric Light & Power Co., and milk skimming station
- Some information on Kingdon Mining & Smelting Co.
- Extensive description of Ephraim’s House from Beldon Atlas, including early house plans.
- Mention of Indian settlement location (page 26)
- Yearly highlights of events from 1907 to 1935
- Fish and Game Club, Hotels, Wars, The Bishop's Place, Post Office and a time line listing important historic events from 1907 - 1955 submitted by Mrs. M. Easterbrooke.
Minute Books of the Galetta Women's Institute from 1919 - 1976:
Vol 1 - 1919-1921
Vol 2 - 1922-1923 (followed by inactive period between 1924-1932)
Vol 3 - 1932-1939
Vol 4 - 1939-1942
Vol 5 - 1943-1948
Vol 6 - 1949-1953
Vol 6 - 1954-1960
Vol 7 - 1960-1966
Vol 8 - 1966-1971
Vol 9 - 1974-1976
Tweedsmuir History Book has been digitized.
Tweedsmuir Book - please use digitized version rather than original. Available in resources folder. Also searchable online through the FWIO Virtual Archives.