Business Directory of Carleton Place 1866 and 1867- Any name you recognize?

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From Fuller’s Directory for 1866 and 1867--CARLETON PLACE. 

A village situated in the Township of Beckwith, and County 
of Lanark. It is built on both banks of the Mississippi River, 
the scenery of which in the neighbourhood of this place is very 
fine. Carleton Place is the centre of a good agricultural district 
of country, and has a considerable trade in grain and flour ; it 
also possesses first-class water privileges. It is distant from 
Perth, the County Town, 21 miles, and from Brockville, 46 
miles. Population about 700. 

Beck, Mary, Mrs., milliner and dressmaker, Bell st 
Bell, Robert, J. P. 

Bourke, Edward, cooper 



CARLETON PLACE HERALD, James Poole, editor and pro- 
prietor. Circulation, 2000 copies. Published every 
Wednesday morning, at the office, Bridge st, at $1.00 
per annum, in advance. 

Carleton Place Union Grammar and Common School, Bridge st, 
Harrison Mewburn, principal ; Samuel G, Cram, teacher, 
Senior department, Common School ; David McPherson, 
teacher, Junior department 
Clarke, Miss, milliner and dressmaker, Bell st 
Cram, Samuel G., school teacher 

CRAMPTON, ROBERT, dealer in dry goods, groceries, pro- 
visions, boots, shoes, hardware, &c., Bridge st

Dunlop, James, carpenter 

FINDLAY, DAVID, manufacturer of all kinds of agricultural 
implements, coolers, stoves, High st. Castings of every 
description made to order on the shortest notice 
Flegg, William, baggage master, B. & O. railway 

Galvin, Patrick, tailor, Bell st 

Gilhuly, Richard, blacksmith and horse shoer, William st 
Gillis & McLaren, [John Gillis and Peter McLaren] saw mill 
proprietors, Bell st 

Gillis, John, [Gillis & McLaren] residence, township of Lanark 

Graham, John, waggon maker, Bridge st 

Gray, William, painter, William st 

Greig, James, flour and grist mill proprietor 

Halcroft, Lawrence, Rev., Baptist 
Hogg, John, cabinet maker 
Hurd, W. H., M.D., Bell st 

KELLY, WILLIAM, proprietor British hotel, Bridge st. cor. 
High. The travelling public will find this a good house 
to stop at, as it is centrally situated, and every attention is 
paid to the comfort of its guests. 

Kilpatrick, James, cooper, High st 

KITTS, JOHN B., saddler and harness maker, Bell st — 

Knox, William, general dealer, Bell st 

LAVALLEE, NAPOLEON, proprietor Carleton House, Bridge 

Lawford, Agnes, Miss, milliner and dressmaker, Bridge st 
Lesley, Jacob, cabinet maker, High st 

Lowe, George, station agent, B. & O. Railway; agent,. Canadian 
Express company 

ROBERT Lilliput  


Keeps constantly on hand, at the very lowest prices, a choice assort- 
ment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, China and Glassware, 
Boots and Shoes, Ready-Made Clothing,  
 The highest cash price paid for Raw Furs, Wool, Grain, Butter, &c. 

Satinet?? Cannot find any record and it is not Matthews as he was only born in 1868  

Upholsterer and Undertaker, 

Furniture on hand, or made to order in any style, at low rates. Coffins 
furnished on the shortest notice. 


Harness maker 


Saddles and Harness of every description made to order, on the short- 
est notice, at the lowest prices, and in first-class style. 



96 College STREET; 

Masson, James, Rev., Wesleyan Metliodist 
McAllTHUR, ARCHIBALD, -dealer in dry goods, clothing, 
groceries, provisions, crockery, earthenware, boots, shoes, 
&c., Bridge st 

McLaren, Peter, [Gillis & McLaren] residence, township of 


McNeeley, Brice, tanner and currier, Bell st 

McNeeley, Nathaniel, blacksmith and horse shoer, Bridge st 

McPherson, David, school teacher 

McPherson, George, Sr., bailiff 3rd division court, Lanark and 

McPherson, George, Jr., waggon maker, Bell st 
McVean, J., M.D., C.M., Bell st 
Metcalf, Robert, proprietor Metcalf’s hotel, Bridge st 
Mewburn, Harrison, principal, Carleton .Place Union Grammar 
and Common School 

Moore, William II., boot and shoe maker, Bridge st 
Morris, E. Rev., Church of England 

Neelin & Edwards, general merchants, Bridge st 

PATTERSON, WILLIAM, cabinet and chair maker, upholster- 
er and undertaker — See Advertisement 
Pattie, William, carpenter, William st 
Peden, William, retired, William st 

PITTAR D, JOSEPH, wagon maker, High st. Wagons and 
other vehicles built to order in first-class style. Repairs 
of all kinds done on the shortest notice, at the most 
reasonable rates 

POOLE, JAMES, editor and proprietor, “ Carleton Place 
Herald,” and clerk, 3rd division court, Lanark and Ren- 
frew, Bridge st 

Preston, James A., Rev., Church of England 
Sinclair, Colin, tailor. Bridge st 

Struthers, Patrick, grocer, postmaster, and reeve of the township 
of Beckwith, Bell st, cor. Bridge 
Sumner, John 

Taylor, William, tinsmith, Bridge st 
Tooley, Michael, butcher, and tavern keeper, Bell st 
TUCKER, PATRICK, boot and shoe maker, Bridge st. Every 
description of work done in the above in the best and cheap- 
est manner 

Wilson, William, M.D., Bell st 

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. Robert Metcalf was married to my grandfather’s aunt Alice Hawkins. They are buried at St.James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place.

    Robert Ont CE 27 Innkeeper
    Alice Ont CE 33
    Henry Ont CE 9
    John Ont CE 5
    Mary Ont CE 3
    Margaret Ont CE 1


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