Mitchell & Cram — History of The Summit Store 1898-1902 –Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 15

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Mitchell & Cram — History of The Summit Store 1898-1902 –Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 15

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January 1900 Carleton Place Herald–
Found by Josh Greer- and property of Lisa Occomore and Brad Occomore of Valley Granite and Tile

When I saw this ad in the 1900 Carleton Place ad I finally found out where Mitchell & Cram was and all the clippings I had saved made sense. Mitchell & Cram were occupying the Summit Store and by the looks  of it not doing too well after doubling the Summit store when they opened in 1898. Thomas Mitchell was only 24 in 1898.

In 1900 J. W. Cram had probably had enough financially and made an announcement that he was retiring.  J. W. ended up moving west and briefly came back to Carleton Place for a visit in 1920. By 1902 the bills were probably mounting and Thomas Mitchell disappeared.  Mitchell’s wife was Elizabeth Agnes Cram (William and Elizabeth Cram) age 23, and Thomas F Mitchell (Alexander and Margaret Mitchell) age 23 married on Thursday, October 7, 1897 in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario.

They were not listed in the 1898 1899 Carleton Place directory.

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Photo–Vintage Carleton Place & Beckwith This clipping is from a school scribbler that was kept by Louella Edith Drynan (nee Shail).

 

lorne

 

History

Alexander Sibbitt operated a grocery store at 238 Bridge Street for nearly fifty years.
Other businesses occupied the building while Sibbitt operated his grocery store
including a blacksmith shop and an accounting firm. Sibbitt’s grocery went by the
name Summit Cash Store. Eventually Sibbitt sold liquor at his store. In 1917, D.A.
Roe took over the store and the name was changed to Roe North End Grocery.
Lorne J. Campbell operated it for a few years and then D.A. Roe became the owner.
Max Movshovitz ran the back part. After Max’s move a dry cleaning store was run
here by William McKimm. Later Gordon Langtry set up his dairy on these premises.
Jack Howard then owned the entire building. The majority of the building was made
into apartments and Beulah Gordon had her hairdressing salon on the corner.

 

Marj Whyte wrote:

Across High Street was a brick building once known as The Sibbett’s Summit Store (Sibbet’s Grocery & Liquor Store–Lloyd Hughes). Later it was ran by Lorne J. Campbell and then D.A. Roe became the owner and it was also Baird’s Food. The back part was the first shop run by Max Moshovitz. At this time they lived on Flora Street and he went around the country with a horse and wagon selling his wares to rural people. When they moved their store to Bridge Street there was a dry cleaning store run by William McKimm. Later Gordon Langrty set up his first dairy on these premises. The whole building was then owned by Jack Howard who had moved from Forrester Falls. Most of the front building was made into apartments and Beulah Gordon had her hairdressing salon on the corner.

 

 

 - . - Mr. J. W. Cram has Joined Mr. T F. MKchell...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Oct 1898, Tue,  Page 2

 

 - Mitchell and Cram have doubled the size of the...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  05 Dec 1898, Mon,  Page 6

 

 - Tbe heavy electiio -crash -crash about 6 p.m.,...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  09 Jun 1899, Fri,  Page 4

 

 - The drain hi front of Mr. Matth1es barber shop...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  09 Jun 1899, Fri,  Page 4

 

 

 - Mrs. Mcintosh intends to remove soon to...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Aug 1899, Thu,  Page 7

 

 - Mrs. Peter Cram of Athol Cottage, has received...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  22 Mar 1900, Thu,  Page 7

 

 - COLLECTED AT CARLETON PLACE BY MITCHELL AND...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  19 May 1900, Sat,  Page 14

 

 - Mr. J. W. Cram has letlred from the grocery...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  22 Oct 1900, Mon,  Page 3

1920-02-27–Almonte Gazette

Mr. J. W. Cram arrived from Regina on Saturday morning in time for the obsequies. We will miss the kindly smile and friendly greeting and long in vain to hear the ring of jovial laughter and to feel again his genial presence but with the poet can say

 

 - to ' ... M' F Mitchell, who has been ! In the...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Dec 1902, Thu,  Page 8

 

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January 20 1903

 

In January 3 1903 Ed Sibbit re-opened The Summit Store only to close in January 1904 after making a publicized decision in December of 1903.

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December 18, 1903.

Food Costs

The Summit Store is the Spot.  Your choice for #1.00: 6 cans Salmon, 6 cans Lobster, 8 boxes Sardines, 11 lbs Prunes, 12 lbs. new Valencia Raisins, 13 lbs. Bright Sugar, 4 lbs. choice Japan Tea.  Five dozen Labrador Herring for $1.00, or $3.00 per half barrel.  Also Fresh Halibut, Mess Pork, Fresh Herring, Tommy-Cods, etc.  Early Rose Potatoes.  Green Apples – Glassware and Crockery, Boots and Shoes.

Eli Hutchings. – May 1884.

 

 

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

 

relatedreading

1898-1899 Carleton Place Directory

Robberies in Carleton Place — Mr. Ed Campbell of High Street

Carleton Place the Thriving Junction Town 1900

 

 Bridge Street Series

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 1– Canadian Tire to The Moose

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 2- Milano Pizza to Milady Dress Shop

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 3- St. Andrew’s to Central School

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 4- Leslie’s China Shop to Rubino’s/Giant Tiger

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 5-The Little White House to the Roxy

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 7 –Scotia Bank to the New York Cafe

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 8–Olympia Restaurant to McNeely’s–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 9–Flint’s to the Blue Spot

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 11

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12

Dr. Johnson Downing and Ferril I Presume? Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12 a

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 14

Carleton Place Business–Lloyd Hughes List

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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