William Pattie – 1842/1931
Mayor of Carleton Place – 1893 – Building Contractor and “Oldest Surviving Son of Carleton Place”.
According to the Almonte Gazette in 1914 the Lanark County Council appointed members William Pattie of Carleton Place and Christopher Forbes of Snow Road to prepare a history of the district from its dawn to the then present date, says the Carleton Place Central Canadian.
Fired with ambition to surpass all previous diggers into ancient records they gathered together several store houses of material for working into saleable goods but the war de-vitalized their energies and the project fell like the German fiscal system into a state of bankruptcy.
When questioned, Mr. Pattie refused to comment upon the matter, but instead stated that the town of Carleton Place had donated $10,000 that year for the use of good roads and as yet had received nothing for it in their town and wanted to know if it was fair.
Now that was a change of subject!
William Pattie (Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce)
William Pattie was a Contractor and Builder and was Reeve of Carleton Place in between 1887-1889.