The Aitkenhead Family at 20 Frank Street in Carleton Place


Remembering a former Carleton Place family- The Aikenheads


Marion and Mildred Aitkenhead with Irene Lomoroine(sp?) September 1928



Feb 10 1935 20 Frank Street



Evelyn Aikenhead, Ruth Burnside, Millie Aitkenhead, Little redhead, Marion Aitkenhead

Taken in Carleton Place August 4th 1929


No Names- taken at Carleton Place – April 1930


Marion and Mildred Aitknhead and Ruthie Burnside April 9 1930 20 Frank Street


Mrs. Burnside (Mrs. Aitkenhead’s Mother)



Dad (Bob Aitkenhead) and Mrs. Heedon or Weedon (more on that car they are posing from later)


Pearl, Ruby and Eileen? Mathews Carleton Place 1929

Craig Shouldice–The first Aitkenhead to come to Canada was David Aitkenhead, in 1886. He was married to Elizabeth McInnes and had 10 children, 4 of whom died young. Two of his sons were George as mentioned here and Robert, who opened the Aitkenhead bakery in Almonte. I think David was the original owner of the Ottawa bakery. I have a picture somewhere of him standing in front of his delivery van and store. George married Rhoda Donovan, his sister Margaret married Rhoda’s brother John Donovan.


The photos from the Millie Aikenhead Collection as I call it will be split between the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum (Carleton Place Photos) and the North Lanark Regional Museum (Almonte Photos)

I try and save old photos after I share them with the world as I feel no one will appreciate them if they sit unseen. If you read My Family in a Box story those pictures are now in the save keeping of Archives Lanark.


Related reading:

What Happened to the House and Family on Frank Street –Part 1

The Aitkenhead Family at 20 Frank Street in Carleton Place

Before there was Baker Bob’s There was The Almonte Bakery

Hog’s Back Falls Ottawa –Aitkenhead Photo Collection

Photos of the Orange Parade Almonte 1963 — Name that Band?

How to Make a Vintage Apron- Aitkenhead Photo Collection

No Banker Left Behind – Bank of Montreal Almonte Photos

Down by the Mississippi River- Almonte Falls Photos 50s

Are These Memories Just for Ourselves? — The Family in a Box


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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