Vincent Lally-Perth Journalist

Memorable People

of Lanark County

Vince Lally, Perth native, had a remarkable career as a well-respected journalist.

For over 65 years in all, he shared the news of Perth and district,

including 35 years as a correspondent, to “The Ottawa Citizen, “The Kingston Whig Standard”,

“The Toronto Telegram”, and “The Globe and Mail”.

An article from “The Perth Courier”, published in fall of 1971,

one week after the death of local journalist, Vince Lally:

news article from “The Perth Courier”, Nov. 4, 1971, p. 2 – part two of article below

“Born in 1889, Vince was one of the last “Old-timers’ in Perth.”

Typesetting by hand

Article continues…

(conclusion of the news article from “The Perth Courier”, Nov. 4, 1971, p. 2)

In 1916, Vince, age 26, married Margaret ‘Maggie’ Bennett, in Perth.

Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938

Vince (1889-1971), and his wife, Maggie Bennett Lally (1890-1985) , had two children – James Joseph ‘Jim’ Lally, (1918-1995), and Nora Lally Haughian (1921-2008). Jim, a Journalist, followed his father into the newspaper business, and Nora had a 29-year career with Ontario Hydro.

The Lally home

Vince Lally and his family lived at 53 Harvey Street, Perth, ON (photo: google maps)

Vince passed away, at the age of 82, in 1971,

a few months after his retirement.

St. John’s Cemetery, Perth, Ontario

Ottawa Journal October 23, 1971, p.31

After his lengthy career in the newspaper business, Vince Lally will be remembered as the longest serving journalist at “The Perth Courier”, with a work history spanning 65 years.

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