22 Sep 1846–
2 SEP 1846 • Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
1931 • DETROIT, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, U.S.A.
Caroline,Sarah/Donna and Barbara
Joseph William Voyce
Read more about Joseph William Voyce here-The Writing Could be Under Your Wallpaper
Helen Ellen Nellie Miller wife of Joseph William Voyce
BIRTH 27 JUN 1878 • Almonte, Ontario, Canada
DEATH 17 OCT 1957 • Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
The Morphys at first didn’t care that where they settled in Carleton Place—they had a room with a view of the water falls — with water privileges added. Not one of them tried to utilize it. In 1820 Mr. Coleman bought one of their privileges with the thoughts of building a mill here on the Mississippi banks- but he had such difficulties he didn’t carry through. Coleman however sold his rights to Hugh Bolton. Bolton erected what was the only grist mill between Perth and Bytown for many a day. In 1820 Hugh Boton ground out the first bushel of wheat in the first grist mill between Perth and Bytown. Jayne Henry from the Museum has heard stories of women walking from Perth to buy flour. In those days the trees were roughly cut down to clear roads. Some stumps were neck high and the women would rest the flour on their backs on top of the tree stumps.
The Hugh Bolton Grist Mill at 35 Mill street and the Brown Flour Mill next door date from the late 1823. The five story addition was added in 1885 to accommodate a roller press mill. This mill actually operated until the 1960’s until a fire destroyed the interior. In the 1980’s it was converted into condominiums. The origiinal millstone was found during the renovations and put across the street. Hugh had ordered one from Scotland but it never arrived. (wonder what the shipping was on that one) So Hugh went up the river and got some made granite from up the river and carved his own.