Archive for August, 2011

Beek family history w/ Maitland family tree

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Gloria Beek brought the Beek Family History, including the Maitland family tree.   Eliza Ann Beek (1798 – 1868) married John Maitland (1801-1891) in 1821 in Ireland.

John Maitland was a Scot.  He became a preacher in Ireland.  He moved to Uncle James Maitland’s farm on the Rideau River at Kilmarnock.  Six or seven children were born in Clarendon, Qc, where J. Pendergast asked him to set up a school in 1834.

2 new books

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

A Grand Adventure by Ron Corbett.  

George McLean from Campbell’ s Bay, Qc, was the first person to drive a truck across North America in 1911.

Alligators of the North  by Harry B Barrett & Clarence F Coons.

Peter Haughton from Bristol, Qc has the alligator from Simcoe at his lumber museum at Haughton’s Bay on the Ottawa River for the summer of 1911.