Standing on Front Street



Before–Black and white photograph from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum of 56 Front Street. Known as the Joseph Yuill house



Joseph Yuill–YUILL, JOSEPH, farmer, breeder, butter producer, and educator; b. 1838 in Ramsay Township, Upper Canada, son of Alexander Yuill and Ellen Aitken-head; m. 10 March 1864 Margaret Cochrane, and they had five sons and four daughters; d. there 27 Nov. 1905.–READ MORE HERE



Nancy HudsonThis was the home of Mick and Ina McAllister in the 1950’s when I lived in this neighbourhood – a beautiful home.


6553-93 John Aikenhead YUILL, 27, farmer, Ramsay, same, s/o Joseph YUILL & Maggie COCHRANE, married Jennie Carswell NAISMITH, 23, Ramsay, same, d/o Allan NAISMITH & Annie GILMOUR, witn: W. J. PAUL of Almonte & B. J. YUILL of Ramsay, 8 March 1893 at Ramsay

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.

2 responses »

  1. Great Find Linda! The LCGS newsletter will have an new format in August – starting with a cover page. I would like to put the B&W pic on the cover if that’s OK with you. The rest of the article will be inside the newsletter. Thank you
    Karen Prytula

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