So Where Was Caldwell Mills? Thanks Jaan Kolk

So Where Was Caldwell Mills? Thanks Jaan Kolk




Linda; Pleasure talking with you. I am looking for the location of CALDWELL’S MILLS, FOR A VISIT, and any details on those mentioned below.



Service Number 447289

Died 24/11/1916

Aged 23

50th Bn.
Canadian Infantry

Son of James and Ellen Caldwell, of
Caldwell’s Mills, Ontario.
I also found 3031581 Robert Austin Closs killed 1918 also from Caldwell’s Mills–. We have all sorts of letters, death plaque, and original wooden cross(still wrapped in burlap) belonging to him.

Norm Christie
Read all about Norm Christie here


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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Dec 1917, Tue  •  Page 3



I asked my favourite historian Jaan Kolk and here is what he found:


Hi Linda,

According to various directories I have – Ontario Gazetteers 1884 and
1888, and Eastern Ontario Gazetteer 1898 – Caldwell’s Mills was the
official (Post Office) name of the community also known as Clyde Forks.
The post office “move” you found was perhaps just a renaming.

Is it just the post office you are looking for, or other info? It looks
like the Calwell’s were at several location in Lavant Township.

Clip from the 1881 Gazetteer attached

Jaan Kolk

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
14 Mar 1924, Fri  •  Page 3

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

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A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills


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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.

2 responses »

  1. Hi Linda! In regards to the first post from norm re: Robert Austin Closs .. he’s a cousin of mine in my tree ! First cousin four generations removed … waiting ( impatiently 😂) to hear back from Norm.. would love to see his treasures 💕💕 thanks for posting


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