Cake By the Mississippi — The Bowland Bakery



24440081_1.jpgOntario Trade Tokens, Lanark County – Lot of 19 Bakery and Dairy Tokens. The first one is 1900’s H.R.Bowland,Carleton Place,Ontario Bread/Bakery Token jt124- the second one is As 0260a, High Street Bakery, Carleton Place, 1 loaf, which was probably the Jenkins bakery.


The H. R. Bowland Bakery was listed in 1911 as a highly established bakery on Bridge Street. Bread, fancy and plain biscuits pastry of all kinds were all baked on the premises and in high demand because of their attractive appearance and digestible character.


McRostie Bowland Building 2015


The bakery had gained a high reputation for the beauty and delicacy of its ornamental work and also for its wedding cakes. A choice line of groceries, confectionery fruits and tobacco were also for sale. Bowland was noted for showing off his fine chocolates and bonbons, and all sorts of homemade candy. He employed a number of local bakers and was equipped with a wagon for daily home deliveries.

The locals raved about Bowland’s bakery which is a good things as a bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.





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Ontario Trade Tokens, Lanark County – Lot of 19 Bakery and Dairy Tokens

Includes: As 0250a, H.R. Bowland, Carleton Place, 1 loaf, al, Unc; As 0260a, High Street Bakery, Carleton Place, 1 loaf, Al., AU; As 1310a, Mayne’s Bakery, Pakenham, 1 Roll Bread, al, EF; W.A. McLaren, Perth, 1 loaf, Al., VF+; As 1368a, Hieatt’s Bakery, Perth, 1 loaf, Al., VF; Perth Dairy, 1 quart, Al., red, BU; 1 quart, top hole, Al., red, Unc; Clark’s Ideal Dairy, Smiths Falls, 1 quart, Al., EF; Purity milk, Smiths Falls, 1 quart, lg. triangle, Al., EF; 1 quart, sm. triangle, Al., EF; Smiths Falls Dairy, 1 quart, Al., BU; Standard Dairy, Smiths Falls, 1 pint, Al., Unc; Tye’s Dairy, Smiths Falls, 1 quart, triangle, Al., red, Unc; 1 quart, cow’s head, Al., red, VF+; 1 quart, w/o apostrophe in Tyes, Al., red, AU; 1 quart 2%, Al., scalloped, BU; 2 quarts milk, Al., blue, VF+; 2 quarts milk, Al., brown, EF; 3 quart jug Homo, al, plain, Unc. 19 Pcs.

  • Woodrow –  Bowland

    St. James Anglican church at Carleton Place was the setting for the marriage at noon today of Miss Eva Marie Bowland of Ottawa, daughter of Mr. H. R. Bowland and the late Mrs. Bowland of Carleton Place, to Corporal Frederick Arthur Woodrow, R.C.A.F., of Ottawa, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Woodrow of Toronto. Rev. Thomas Iveson officiated at the wedding, which took place at twelve o’clock. The bride was given in marriage by her father and the witnesses were Mrs. Roy Perry, sister of the groom, and Mr. David Bowland, brother of the bride.

    A beige redincote ensemble of karo crepe was worn by the bride, the yoke of the dress and the lapels of the coat being of brown eyelet embroidered crepe. Her halo-effect was of brown fur felt, with a nose veil and she wore a corsage bouquet of Better Time roses and cornflowers.

    A reception was held following the ceremony at the home of Mrs. Austin Wright in Carleton Place. Corporal and Mrs. Woodrow will motor to Lake Simcoe for their honeymoon and on their return take up residence on Pretoria Avenue in Ottawa. For travelling the bride chose a tea rose jersey dress, a brown hat and brown accessories and a corsage bouquet of roses.

The following is transcribed from Google News:

Ottawa Citizen – July 24, 1937
Former Resident of Carleton Place Dies
Special to The Citizen
Carleton Place, July 23 — H. R. Bowland has just received word announcing the passing of his brother-in-law, Lieut. Col. Joseph Mackay, retired fuel agent of the Great Northern Railway, at his home in Seattle, Wash. He had been seriously ill for some time previous to his death, so that his passing was not altogether unexpected. Lieut. Col. Mackay was a former resident of Carleton Place and is well known throughout the Ottawa Valley.

Deceased was born in Ireland and as a child came to Canada with his parents who settled first in Kingston. Later the family moved to Carleton Place where Mr. Mackay embarked in the bakery business which he carried on for several years until the time of his death. His son Joseph was educated here and as a young man learned the baking business with his father, later succeeding him and carrying on until about 1900 when he went to Esquimalt, B.C.

As a young man Jospeh Mackay took a keen interest in military affairs and was early connected with 42nd Battalion, Lanark and Renfrew Regiment. Military affairs appealed strongly to him and he steadily rose from the ranks, became an officer and on his removal to Esquimalt was placed in command of the garrison there.

At the beginning of the war Lt. Col. Mcakay organized the 107th East Kootenay Regiment and later was placed in full charge of operations in British Columbia. He then raised and had command of the 225th C.E.F. At the close of the was he was appointed by the United States government as administrator of mines for the state of Montana.

Boland Genealogy–click here



The Ottawa Journal, 3 Jan 1942, SatPage 6



Related reading

Lorne Hart– The Old Towne Bakery — A Recipe is Just a Recipe

Roy Woodcock Photo -Woodcock’s Bakery

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

Bill Jenkins- Riverman and Wedding Cake Maker?

Remembering the Smells of Heaven on Earth —Davidson’s Bakery



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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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