Janet Carnochan (1839 – 1926)

In 2007, while researching the family history, I met a distant cousin (‘Mary Pat Finn’) for a chat about her branch of the Fraser family. In addition to telling me some lovely stories about her parents, she asked me to be sure to include the story of Janet Carnochan in my upcoming book, The Pickerel Lake Road.

I had never heard of Janet Carnochan ─ but always on the lookout for an interesting story, I arranged to spend a few days in Niagara-on-the-Lake to find out what I could. It turns out Janet was an important person in the cultural life of that little town (called ‘Niagara’ for a time in the nineteenth century and ‘Newark’ before that).

Read — Janet Carnachan (1839 – 1926)