Glimpses of Cumberland Township 287 pages Published by Burnstown Publishing House, and retails for $25. (*taxes+shipping additional) Purchase online: contact the Cumberland Township Historical Society via email: historicalcumberland@gmail.com

Cumberland Township, Russell County, Ontario is a place east of Ottawa where a variety of individuals came at the beginning of the 19th century to fi nd opportunity or to settle and farm. There were no known pre-existing settlements, no largescale intent nor a uniquely enticing attraction. Although granted in large part on paper to United Empire Loyalists or to militia men having served in the War of 1812, none

by: Jean-Noel Dessaint Par Jean-Noël Dessaint Les sillons de ma vie, écrit par un fondateur de notre soiciété historique, Jean-Noël Dessaint, raconte sa vie de fermier, de père de famille et de leader communautaire dans sa communauté de Sarsfield dans le canton de Cumberland dans l’est de l’Ontario.  Ce livre est un reflet fidèle de l’histoire locale et de la culture franco-ontarienne de ce temps. Publié par la famille Dessaint

by: Cumberland Township Historical Society Memories of Cumberland Township tells the 20 year history of the Cumberland Township Historical Society. The book includes pictures, never before seen…taken from personal family photo albums, of the Villages of Bearbrook, Cumberland, Leonard, Navan, Sarsfield, Vars and some of the lost villages such as Canaan. It is 186 pages, written in English and French. Published by the Society in 2006. (ISBN 0-9687196-6-x)

Juin 2017

Dale’s Cemetery

by: Cumberland Township Historical Society An excellent reference for those interested in Dale’s Cemetery in Cumberland Village. “The land for this beautifully situated and well groomed cemetery was given by William Dale. It lies south of Old Montreal Road, about ¾ mile east of the Village of Cumberland, and comprises 7.6 acres in the north-easterly part of Lot 11, Concession 1 of the old Township of Cumberland. We know nothing

by: Gerald E. Poaps An excellent reference for those interested in the families, businesses and public institutions that comprised Leonard, Ontario in days gone by. Written by Gerald E. Poaps and published by the Society in 2002. (ISBN 0-9687196-1-9). Cost: $15.00 including postage.

by Verna Cotton An excellent reference for those interested in the families, businesses and public institutions that comprised Navan Village, Ontario in days gone by. Written by Verna Cotton and published by the Society in 2000. (ISBN 0-9687196-0-0)

Juin 2017

Murder in Navan

June 1940. France had fallen to the Germans, and now Hitler had his sights set on England. Spies and saboteurs were a threat to all Commonwealth countries including Canada where people in cities, towns and villages were on high alert for strangers. So it’s not surprising that suspicions were raised in Navan, Ontario on the morning of June 20th when « a stranger with a German accent » who « may have been