Name That Carleton Place Butcher? FOUND!!!

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Photo of  Edward John Griffith from Maryanne Bannon Robertson, Burlington Ontario

Meat Prices

Central Meat Market.  In future I intend to carry on a strictly cash business.  Beef prices per pound – steaks and roasts 10c, boiling 5 to 6 c, corned beef 7 to 8c.  Ten cents a pound for cutlets, leg, loin or chops of pork, veal, mutton and lamb.

E. J. Griffith, proprietor.  Shop next to the Bridge. – October, 1891.

Maryanne has been posting pictures of her Great-Grandfather E J Griffith this week and you can see the information links below. Amazingly enough, she still has the sharpener that E J is holding in the photo above.

I immediately contacted Jennifer Fenwick Irwin ( poor gal it was 8:45 am) from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum when I found out that E J, as he went by, once owned the Central Meat Market on Bridge Street in Carleton Place. Jennifer and I do believe the business was not short lived, as in an ad he placed in a 1891 local newspaper, he advertised that he was only accepting cash.

The Central Meat Market could have either been in the Muirhead/ Patterson building next to the Bridge or on the other side of the street in one of the former buildings where the town hall now exists as the town hall was built in 1895/01/01 to 1897/01/01.

Author’s Note–Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum dug in and tried to find some information about the Central Meat Market, but there was none. So this week I will begin to dig in the Almonte Gazette.

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Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. This is not the Central Meat Market– but find out who Sam McGonegal/MGonigal from Carleton Place was by clicking here.

Note-Meat Prices-October 1891-Carleton Place Herald

Central Meat Market.  In future I intend to carry on a strictly cash business.  Beef prices per pound – steaks and roasts 10c, boiling 5 to 6 c, corned beef 7 to 8c.  Ten cents a pound for cutlets, leg, loin or chops of pork, veal, mutton and lamb. 

E. J. Griffith, proprietor.  Shop next to the Bridge. – October, 1891.Howard Morton Brown

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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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