Photos of Austin Bain Gillies— Gillies Family Genealogy

Photos of Austin Bain Gillies— Gillies Family Genealogy




Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Jan 1938, Tue,  Page 7


Austin Bain Gillies, Elsie R. Gillies and Mrs. David Gillies (Martha Poole) (mother of the other two) beside St. Lawrence River. ca. 1910 – 1920. Copied container numberPA-059283



Austin Bain Gillies with snowshoes at Gillies Depot. Item. Copied container numberPA-059255.



Miss Jessie McCann later Mrs. Austin B. Gillies (Carleton Place) on bridge over Tay River in Perth. Item.
Copied container number: PA-059291.



Austin Bain Gillies at Isle aux Ruaux. ca. 1930s. Item.  Copied container number: PA-059281. 




Mrs. A.B. Gillies (Jessie McCann), Austin Bain Gillies, Mr. David Gillies and an unidentified lady. Photo taken at the Canadian National Station in Kingston.
Online MIKAN no. 3550358



MIKAN 3550277 Mrs. Austin Bain Gillies née Jessie McCann standing beside a white horse. From the Muirhead Gillies Collection

Copied container number: PA-059244.





Group posing with 1908 or 1909 Ford automobile. Ladies l.-r.: Miss Elsie R. Gillies, Mrs. David Gillies, —. Man on the right is Austin B. Gillies, taken at Canadian National Station. ca. 1908 – 1909. Item.
Copied container numberPA-059383.

Austin B. Gillies with camera, child Arnold Gillies Muirhead beside Mr. David Gillies’ home on Bridge ST. ca. 1910. Item.
Copied container numberPA-059334.





Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Aug 1931, Fri,  Page 8



Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (US)

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.




For the Love of Money-Gillies Gilmours and the McLarens

Life Inside and Out the Gillies House –Photos 1910

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

The Gillies Home in the Ghost Town of Herron’s Mills

Ring Those Bells in Carleton Place– Wylie’s Woolen Mill

Channeling John Gillies

The Great Gatsby’s of Lanark County?

Fires in Carleton Place–James Gillies House

The Media Then and Now–Johnny Gillies Had a Gun

A Time of its Own– The Mystery Photo


The young lady is identified as “Miss Jessie McCann later Mrs. Austin B. Gillies on bridge over Tay River. There are numerous pictures of various Gillies out and about on their Sunday Drives around this time.
(LAC PA-059291)

same area now..

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John Makadi

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I don’t think the sign was intended for automobiles. Here is 1912 regulation for motor vehicles. The sign appears to mean “driving” as in driving a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh. (FYI – Walking is about 3 mph).

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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