Remember the Kennedy house on High Street that was moved down the frozen Mississippi River to High Street in the middle of the winter years ago? Well in doing some research yesterday I found out the gentleman’s name that was in charge of the whole operation. The big then white frame house at one time was occupied by the Misses Campbell. The house originally stood in Ferguson Falls and was dismantled there and sent down the river to Carleton Place and erected on the present site.
Thomas Quinn of Ferguson’s Falls led the four teams required to move this house down the frozen Mississippi River and Lake to its present site
Thomas Quinn Dies At 90 Years–1962
On Friday morning, June 3rd, death claimed one of the oldest of the residents of Ferguson’s Falls vicinity in the person of Thomas Quinn. On February 22nd, 1870, he was born at Ferguson’s Falls and lived on the farm there during his long life of ninety years. His genial and kindly disposition won for him a wide circle of friends and during the days following his death many persons who had known him called to offer their sympathy and prayers. The remains rested at Young Funeral Home and the funeral Mass was said, at the Sacred Heart Church in Lanark by the pastor, Rev. Joseph Healy. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery at Ferguson’s Falls. The pallbearers were Terrance Grey, Jas. Quinn, Francis Quinn, Francis Badour, Albert Forest, and Leo Quinn. He is survived by five brothers, William at Haileybury Hospital; James of Lanark; John, Frank and Charles of Ferguson’s Falls; and Sister M. Edward of Sacred Heart Convent, Arnprior.Among those who attended the funeral were his niece (Eileen) Mrs. James Mackler of Kirkland Lake; Leo Quinn of Cornwall; Loyola Quinn (Mrs. Desmond Piplonski) of Renfrew; Rev. Leo Hickey of Ottawa; Mrs. Hilda Hickey of Almonte; James P. Quinn and Miss Alice Quinn of Carleton Place.
Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 05 Mar 1938, Sat, 2