On Mill Street a four storey stone mill was built by Horace Brown, joined by a grain elevator to his former flour mill, and was equipped for the new roller process of flour milling.
The Carleton Place grist and oatmeal mills were taken over from William Bredin by Horace Brown (1829-1891), in partnership with W. C. Caldwell of Lanark, and were further equipped to manufacture wheat flour.
When William Hill was head miller at H. Brown & Sons his brother in law Radford was also employed there. The two men presented a contrast in appearance with the former a small frail man while Radford a huge man. The larger sibling sometimes liked to astound onlookers by grasping the top of a 100 pound bag of Sunlight Flour in his teeth and swinging it onto his shoulder without using his hands.
In 1906, Arthur R. Brown is seven years old and living in Carleton Place, Ontario, with his father Morton (37), a mill owner, and mother Mary E. (37). He has two older sisters, Margaret (13) and Bessie (11), and a younger brother, John H. (4). The family is Presbyterian.
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