Ontario’s Memorable Lanark County Citizens

Volume 1 (1816 to 1899); Volume 2 (1900- 1999) Volume 3 (2000-future years)

A collection of noteworthy citizens from Ontario’s Lanark County, compiled by the Lanark County Genealogical Society and other contributors

It is more than a reference book; it is a fascinating work of historical information on the many Lanark County habitants who have left their mark on history. The publications will present, over 200 years, the accomplishments great or small of notable people who are from Lanark County Ontario, Canada, or have spent a large part or formative part of their career in the county’s history and social life.  From Lords and Ladies, Chiefs and Princess, to the founding fathers of Government Policy and Practices, members of House of Commons, premiers, mayors, and early settlers to nightclub owners,  shady low-profiles to sports heroes. Particular emphasis has been placed on reflecting the county’s rich dimensions of diversity, and on including men and women who were notable in their own day but have now been forgotten. It’s an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in Lanark County Ontario Canada history.

Contribute your summary and photos for those who are worthy of note to add to our publication. Email us at: communications@lanarkgenealogy.com

A guiding example to assist you with your submission. (maximum 500 words)

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Lee, Robert  

Robert Lee, Mayor of EdmontonEdmonton Alberta- Mayor, 1909 – 1910 and Alderman, 1900 – 1901, 1908

Mr. Lee was born in Lanark County, Ontario on March 10, 1862 , a son to John Lee and Margaret Turnball. He attended public school in Lanark, then attended Dominion Business College at Kingston, Ontario, where he prepared himself for a business career. He spent a short time in Manitoba in 1885 but soon returned to Ontario and worked in the general merchandising business in Lanark. Between 1892 and 1898, Mr. Lee was a member of the Lanark County Council. Mr. Lee arrived in Edmonton in July 1898. Once in Edmonton he and a partner, John Ross opened a grain business known as Ross & Lee. In the fall of 1902, he formed a partnership with Mr. Crafts and together they opened Crafts, Lee & Gallinger, a business specializing in general real estate, timber and coal mining. In 1908, Mr. Lee was elected as an Alderman and was elected as mayor the next year. Mr. Lee was a member of the Edmonton Public School Board for 6 months in 1903. He was a Liberal and a Presbyterian.  Widowed at a young age he then married, 24 Dec 1897, Miss Annette Elizabeth Wilson the daughter of Andrew Wilson & Charlotte Playfair of Dalhouise Lanark County. Together they had a girl and 2 boys. In 1905 he erected the Lee Block on the corner of Jasper Avenue and Second Street (102 Street). The building housed, among other businesses, Reed’s Bazaar. It was destroyed by fire in 1913 but a reconstruction of the building now stands at Fort Edmonton Park.  Robert Lee passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 1925 at the age of 63. Edited from Source: The History of Alberta, MacRae; Edmonton Journal, August 6, 1925`

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Early Patents in Lanark County Ontario

Volume 1 -Upper Canada self-governing to 1900; Volume 2 –The Next Century 1901-2000; Volume 3 –Continuing Series

A fascinating record on the registered patents of citizen’s from Ontario’s Lanark County, compiled by the Lanark County Genealogical Society and other contributors

The value of this publication is in finding the insight into the subject of their invention, their creative minds and works, and the success in becoming a registered patent owner. Lanark County Ontario patent owners are often considered as “Mothers of Inventions” that reflect the needs in the everyday life of our county’s creative minds. Particular emphasis has been placed on reflecting the county’s rich dimensions of diversity, and on including men and women who were notable in their own day but have now been forgotten. It’s an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in Lanark County Ontario Canada history.

Contribute your summary and photos for those who are worthy of note to add to our publication. Email us at: communications@lanarkgenealogy.com

A guiding example to assist you with your submission. (maximum 250-300 words)

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Canada Patent number: 299     Patent filing year: 1870-01-01     Year granted: 1870-03-18

Patent title: A MACHINE FOR ENUMERATING AND REGISTERING NUMBERS IN TALLYING

Name/City ADAMS, F.M.: PERTH, Ontario, Canada

About the Patent:

The simplest of the “modern” calculators is slightly more complicated than using abacus that uses beads that slide on rods. It can be used to count, add, subtract, multiply and more.  The most common abacus is split into two basic rows: The top row for the “5”s, and the bottom row for the “ones”.  There are two beads in the top row, and five beads in the bottom one

About the Patent Owner:

A descendant of Colonel John Adams who……..