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
Perth Old Boys And Girls -- Names starting with "A" and most of the "B's". 186 names.
April 28, 1905
Perth Old Boys And Girls -- Newly-received "A" and "B" and most of the "C's". 133 names.
May 5, 1905
Perth Old Boys And Girls -- Newly-received "A" and "B" and more "C's". 133 names.
May 12, 1905
Names Of Old Perthites -- Mostly "C" to "F" names. 286 names.
May 19, 1905
Names Of Old Perthites -- Mostly "F" to "J" names. 298 names. Letter to the Editor -- And a short news item in the same column.
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
Names Of Old Perthites -- Mostly "M" and "N" names. 277 names.
June 16, 1905
Names Of Old Perthites -- Mostly "N" to "R" names. 274 names.
June 23, 1905
Names Of Old Perthites -- Mostly "R" to "T" names. 386 names.
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 History of Old Perth and the Perth District -- By J.M. Walker. This article occupied all of Page 2 and about ¼ column on Page 3. Far too many surnames to list here. 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.