Public School Pass List Carleton Place 1916– Names Names Names

Public School Pass List Carleton Place 1916– Names Names Names


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 Jul 1916, Tue,  Page 8





This Findlay Family photograph 1916 depicts William Findlay (Bill’s grandfather and son of the Findlay Foundry founder, David Findlay) along with his wife and four children.

Seated in the front is Mr. William Findlay, his wife, Mrs Annie Shaw Cram Findlay, and their youngest daughter, Rosamund. Standing behind them are their three oldest children, William Fraser (Bill’s father), David Douglas, and Dorothy.

This photograph was taken in 1916, the day before David Douglas left for the war. Photo-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


From the June 20, 1916 edition of The Carleton Place Herald.–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Did you know the Carleton Place schools were named by the students?



Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 14 Apr 1924, Mon,
  3. Page 2




Bill Crawford-– Thank you for your memories I see a few names on this list that I recognize from growing up in CP in the ’50’s & 60’s. Staunton Stansel was an early neighbour on Charles Street. I remember riding on the back of his flat bed delivery truck. Harry McKittrick was a neighbour of ours on the Town Line. Olive Powell taught me in high school. These people were passing from primer to first in 1916, which was 40 to 50 years before I knew them! Also on the list were Earl Cooke (from Cooke’s shore of the big lake,) who was a family friend, and Mac Williams, who was a wonderful man & a fixture for many years with his pharmacy on Bridge St. across from the old Central School (which was located where the current Post Office now stands



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



Lanark County Public School Results 1916 Names Names Names

The Winter of 1916

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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