Blog

 

Sometimes sharing my work, sometimes musing on topics that have come to my attention, I blog about my life as an artist at Diane Duncan Art. Part diary, part conversation, I welcome the response of readers to my words.

I have recently added a new page and category Looking Back – Family & Community especially for those who might be interested in genealogy, family history and local history. It springs from a deep interest in the lives of those who have gone before and a desire to preserve their story for future generations.

The Family of the Chaplin-Webber House

Posted by on February 9, 2019 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag | 0 comments

The Family of the Chaplin-Webber House

John Chaplin and Sarah Jones Meredith, born in England circa 1804, emigrated to Bathurst Township circa 1832 according to the 1842 census. In 1851-2 their family are listed as Dina b. 1833 (1833-1886), Henry b. 1835 (1835-1917), Matthew, who was probably Martha, b. 1837 (1837-1908), James b. 1839 (1839-1893) and John b. 1843 (1841-1891). As the year was often rounded up Dina may have been born in England, as is noted elsewhere, prior to departure to their new home, on Bathurst Twp. Concession 2 Lot 16 west. In 1842 it is suggested that two...

read more

The McLaren-Poole Family Bible

Posted by on January 29, 2019 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag | 1 comment

The McLaren Poole Bible While having my first cup of coffee Sunday morning I discovered a Lanark County Genealogical Society posting on Facebook asking for descendants of the McLaren-Poole family to contact a person who had stumbled on a family bible. I was familiar with the family in question, had some documentation in my database and more in paper files collected through the years. I immediately made contact and a day of very intensive research led to the discovery of a direct descendant of the family, a grandson, who was totally unaware of...

read more

Glen Tay Public School Photos c 1950’s

Posted by on October 28, 2018 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag | 0 comments

Glen Tay Public School Photos c 1950’s

I’ve been focusing on some personal memories for a class assignment the past few weeks and I am now trying to put together some information on the Glen Tay public school otherwise known as SS#3 Bathurst Township, Lanark County, Ontario. Here is what I know at this time and I am asking for help to definitely name the people in the photos and for additional photos and stories of this school. The school was originally known as Manion School (Manion was a nearby hamlet, located at the junction of the Glen Tay sideroad and the Christie Lake...

read more