The J. H Tucker Store Carleton Place




Tucker’s store on Bridge Street was once the leading house in what they called luxury and influential trade in the early 1900s. By 1911 Tucker’s had been open for 6 years with what was advertised as a handsome and credible appearance in the local newspapers.

They carried watches, clocks, diamonds, cut glass, jewellery, silverware and optical goods. The store boasted employing only efficient clerks who would wait on you promptly with fine watch and jewellery repair also being done on the spot. Mr. Tucker himself ran the optical part of the business and eyesight was tested free of charge.

Tucker was reported as being one who tended to all business carefully and he had the latest and greatest for sale before anyone else in Lanark County had it. Or that’s what he said.

J. H. Tucker, jeweller’s stock mostly got out, insured in the *fire of 1910, but the building had fire damage so I assume his business was near the Keyes building. Tucker’s Jewelry store was located in one of the buildings owned by *A. H. Bell.



Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  03 Jun 1912, Mon,  Page 1



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Jun 1908, Thu,  Page 3



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  19 Jun 1908, Fri,  Page 1


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 and now in The Townships Sun

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

*Who Was A. W. Bell of Carleton Place?

*When The Streets of Carleton Place Ran Thick With the Blood of Terror!- Volume 1- Part 2

Name That Carleton Place Butcher? FOUND!!!

Was Beating Anything from Baird & Riddell of Carleton Place Illegal?

Recollections of the Peden Store

Was the Devil in Peden’s Store? When Matches First Came to Carleton Place

The Lost Carleton Place Businesses — Where Bridge Street Has No Names


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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