The History of Gunter Lake by Irene Martin

To the best of my knowledge, my Gunter ancestors moved to Tudor and Cashel in or around 1860.   Abraham Gunter II had 8 children that I am aware of.  Four of these Gunter brothers came to Tudor and Cashel to settle down.  A lake was named after the brothers “Gunter’s Lake” which was later […]

Vers McMurray 1905-1977

Vers was born the second son of W.A. McMurray in 1905.  Home for Vers was the village of Gilmour where he was born and spent most of his life. The village of Gilmour sprung up after the Central Ontario Railway ran a line from Trenton to Coe Hill during the 1880’s.  Being a train stop […]

Circa 1859 Hamlet of Gilmour established

George Sprackctt moved from Millbridge to open a sawmill in the hamlet of Gilmour.  He brought along his son James to work with him.  The Gill and Fortune Lumber Company headquartered in Trenton, ran a few logging camps in the region and erected shanties for their men at nearby Long Lake. (Grimsthorpe today)  The men […]

Gilmour Public School Closes 1996

At the January 30th, 1996 meeting of the Hastings County Board of Education, a motion was passed ” That a School Study Committee be established to study the advantages and disadvantages of closing or not closing Gilmour Public School.” Early in February a meeting was held to elect a Study Committee.  The Committee consisted of […]

David Leroy McMurray Family

Photos courtesy of Amos McMurray Ila May (Gunter) & David Leroy McMurray Children of Ila & David Back Row:  Don, Marie, Myrtle (Marty), Dave, Richard & Bill Middle Row:  Ruth, Amos, Andy, Betty, Carol Front Row:  Gladys, Keitha, Paul, Sheila, (Doug is absent), Joan David Leroy McMurray is brother of W. A. (Arthur) McMurray who […]

Christmas Dinner Theatres – 2011 to 2017

It was the brainchild of Irene Martin (Resident and Councillor) of Tudor and Cashel to bring children together from our township and those surrounding ours to perform a Christmas play to their parents, grandparents and those in the community who chose to attend a religious oriented pageant (a lost art) to enhance their Christmas celebrations.  […]

Gilmour School Photo

(Photo courtesy of Florence Sprackett) Top Row:  Roy Gozzard, Garry Hamm, Marlene Hamm, Diane McKenzie, Billy McStravick, Sharon Sprackett, Ronald Dafoe, Delbert Dafoe, Ira Gunter 2nd Row:  Gladys McMurray, Betty McStravick, Douglas Trumble, Joan Cooney 3rd Row:  Marjorie Jenkins, Dianne McMurray, Sandra Sprackett, Fred McGarvey, Ruth Bridgeman, Linda Gozzard, Christina Hinchcliffe, Art McMurray, Keitha McMurray […]

The Lavender Family- Benjamin Lavender Sr.

Just north of Millbridge on the Old Hastings Road, and south of the Hole-in-the-Wall hill is the original Lavender homestead.  From the “Lineage of the Lavenders” book provided by Cameron Lavender and researched by G.E. Lahey & B.J. Turner they believe that the house was built between 1890 and 1900 by William and Annie (Brown) […]

Leo Poulain

“Uncle Leo”, to many is missed greatly in the community. Leo was one of the best guitar players ever.  

Memories of Millbridge from Wanda (Peters) Donaldson

My family moved to Millbridge in 1949 when I was ten years old. We moved into the old house that Mary and Bob Anderson owned.  It was originally the old Dalton Hotel, and had been a resting place for travellers from Belleville to Bancroft for many years.  Folks would travel through Millbridge and north on […]