Photos-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum -Canadian files
Howard died in January 1994 at his home on Rochester Street in Carleton Place
Howard was mayor of Carleton Place from 1960-1967. In the 1950s he was also a councillor and reeve
Howard operated a barber shop on Bridge Street for nearly 60 years.
Howard teamed up with H.B. (Burnett) Montgomery and auctioned just about everything off for about 50 years. After H. B.’s death he teamed up for a spell with Frank Burns. “We aim to please” was his motto on his phamphlets, but I heard “It’s nice and clean folks!” more than the other phrase at his auctions.
As mayor, one of his priorities as stated in the Canadian was acquiring land from the Dunlop family which became the Business Park North and now known as the Dunlop Business Park.
One of Howard’s best friends were the parents of Brian Costello.
Howard was famous for towing along his public address system that he used in auctions for local events any time they needed him.
Howard was once the head of at least two local orchestras and was also a well known square dance caller.
Howard was a 45 year member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 63
Howard never told anyone his age preferring to leave it up to everyone’s imagination. Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
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 and The Tales of Almonte
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun Screamin’ Mamas (USA) and The Sherbrooke Record
Howard McNeely- I Aim to Please
H B Montgomery Auctioneer
“30 dollar bid it now, 35, will you gimmie 35 to make it 35”?–Howard McNeely
50 cents I ’m bid–Auctioneer Clayton Hands
Love it and the hats. It don’t matter in my book either!