Did you Know? Update on 18 Emily Street Carleton Place

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Did you Know? Update on 18 Emily Street Carleton Place

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Karen Prytula is looking for..:
My first cousin 5x removed was William Allen, publisher/printer/editor of the Carleton Place Herald. When he died in 1944 he was living at 18 Emily Street. The 1921 Census tells me his house was of wood. So, I’m looking for a pic of 18 Emily Street before it was covered over. I have included a pic below of what it looks like today, but I am looking for an older pic – from before it was renovated.
Just thought I’d put the ‘feelers’ out there.
Thank you
Karen Prytula

 

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Thanks to Nancy Hudson.. we have a photo of the old Flint house on Emily Street that we were looking for a photo this morning..Nancy said: Here is a picture with that house in the background taken circa 1955 – we lived across the street at the time.

Did You know?

William Allen was born in Aylmer (1858), and so I was reading my Aylmer books trying to glean information on what his life was like there before coming to Carleton Place. He was only 25 years old when he bought the Carleton Place Herald off of Poole. William Henry Allen who was the proprietor and editor of the Carleton Place Herald for 60 years
William Allen did not die in that house….but that is where he was living in 1944 before being admitted to the Almonte hospital, where he died after a day and a half.– Karen Prytula
The James Poole estate sold the Carleton Place Herald, founded in 1850, to William H. Allen and Samual J. Allen ; and sold the family’s large stone residence at Bridge Street and the Town Line Road to David Gillies, son-in-law of James Poole.  William H. Allen continued publication of the Herald for sixty years.  David Gillies, original partner and later president of Gillies Brothers Limited of Braeside and member of the Quebec Legislature, maintained his home here until his death in 1926.  Its site was the place of residence of six generations of the Poole family.
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Linda Gallipeau-Johnston Nice one Nancy – were you still there when William Hawthorn was there? – he lived to be 104 and was profiled by CTV for still playing pool at his age.

Nancy Hudson--I don’t remember him – Bower McFadden owned the property when we lived there.

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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