In the early 20s the Barnes Family opened a store in what most people today know as McDonald Sports on Bridge Street almost across from the old dairy. It was purchased from the Barnes family who remodelled it with living quarters upstairs. Morna, Doris and Oliver Barnes later moved to George Street and then Clarence Emmerson’s family ran the grocery store. Jack, Ethel and Neil lived on the second floor and later moved to Smiths Falls. After that Mrs. Edith Knowlton continued the grocery business for a number of years. I would like to have her recorded here online.
What do we know about Edith Knowlton from Carleton Place?
1.She bought an illuminated sign and used to advertise community things
2. She understood her customers wanted
3.You could still run a tab at her store
4.You could order your groceries by telephone
5. You could drop in and have a chat and she served fresh coffee and had treats for all her customers at Christmas
6. Her husband ran a farm near Elgin
7. She had a daughter Janet
8. One wall of her store had happy face wallpaper
So what can you add? Please leave comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
KNOWLTON, Edith W. (nee Crichton) In hospital, Carleton Place, Ontario, on Tuesday, March 16th, 2004, from earth to eternal rest with God in heaven. Loved wife of the late Charles Knowlton. Loved and remembered by her children, Janet and Allan; her brothers, George and Joe; a gazillion family members and relatives, friends and acquaintances, and last but not least Kaylie-Pup. After cremation, an informal time of visitation and service to remember her will be held at the ALAN R. BARKER FUNERAL HOME 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 from 1 p.m. with service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. with the Reverend David Mullin officiating. Edith’s ashes will be interred with her late husband in the family plot. Donations may be made to Carleton Place/Beckwith Community Support. “Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
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