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CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY.
LAMMERMOOR, LANARK COUNTY, ONTARIO

Dalhousie Township, Lanark County Ontario :
Gibson Family of Lammermoor

Gibson Family of Lammermoor.

Strictly Left - Right: William Gibson, Irene McNicol (now Pretty), Russell Harper, Cecil Paul, Dorothy Bartraw (McIntosh), Basil Paul, Mary Ellen (Gibson) Paul, John Harper, Effie Drysdale, Bob Drysdale, Joe Paul, Janet (Gunn) Gibson, Herbert Gibson.

Dorothy (Bartraw) McIntosh was a friend of the family. All others -- Drysdale, Harper, McNicol & Paul -- are connected to the Gibsons by marriage. Herbert Gibson, the young man on the far right, died of diabetes soon after the photo was taken. He is standing beside his mother, Janet (Gunn) Gibson. His father, William Gibson, is standing far left. Janet (Gunn) Gibson was a Gunn from Hopetown. William Gibson & Mary Ellen Paul were brother & sister. Mary Ellen was the mother of Cecil & Basil Paul and wife of Joe Paul. Brothers Russell & John Harper were nephews of William Gibson & Mary Ellen Paul. Effie Drysdale was a niece of William Gibson & Mary Ellen Paul.

Joanne Park Huskilson says in part: " There were 10 children in my grandfather's (William Gibson's) family and no matter where they lived in Canada or the US, they always considered Lammermoor their home. "


Many thanks to Ruth (Drysdale) Duncan for this photograph.
And thanks to Joanne Park Huskilson for most of the names, and for how everyone is related.

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