ALL PHOTOS from Joan Halpenny’s Family Collection
Hi Linda, hope these are the kind of pictures you are looking for?
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 02 Feb 1942, Mon, Page 4
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 27 Jan 1942, Tue, Page 21
The first one is Peter McRosties family….he’s the one who lived in the stone house…hard to believe they could fit in so many children. My grandfather Fred, back row on the right. I noticed the newspaper article about Emma the librarian. She is third at the back on the right.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 12 Feb 1941, Wed, Page 23
30 years as the Carleton Place Librarian
The third one,of the group of women , I have no idea about. My grandmother. Eliza ( Beggs ) McRostie is wearing the black dress,sitting in front.
011155-03, (Lanark Co.), TAYLOR, Charles Francis Ray, 26, Carleton Place, Canada, Bachelor, Merchand, s/o Wm. TAYLOR and Barbara DONALD, Presbyterian, married CRAM, Mary Maud, 27, Beckwith, Canada, Spinster, d/o Samuel G. CRAM and Mary McROSTIE, withesses were M. W. TAYLOR of Carleton Place and ALVA MOE, Sherbroke, June 2, 1903, Residence of S. G. Cram, Beckwith, Presbyterian, Rev. A. A. Scott, Carleton Place, License, June 2nd, 1903
On the Perth road, now High Street, a dozen of the village’s buildings of 1863 extended from Bridge Street along the north side of the road for a distance of about two blocks. There was only one building on its south side, the large stone house torn down several years ago, at the corner of Water Street. It was built in 1861 by John Sumner, merchant, who earlier at Ashton had been also a magistrate and Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Battalion. Carleton Militia. Beyond this short section of High Street was farm land, including the farms of John McRostie, Peter Cram, the Manny Nowlan estate and David Moffatt. The stone farm houses of John McRostie and David Moffatt are now the J. H. Dack and Chamney Cook residences
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 02 Oct 1934, Tue, Page 19
From Donna McFarlane
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The next one is a calendar from my grandfathers store, although he had died by then and my father had taken it over.