CARLETON PLACE MYSTERY— Moulder’s Body Found With Bullet in Chest 1905 Part 2

CARLETON PLACE MYSTERY— Moulder’s Body Found With Bullet in Chest  1905 Part 2

On October 22 of 1905  in Carleton Place A sensation was created here when the dead body of Cardinal Miller, aged 22, a moulder in Findlay Bros. foundry, was discovered in a bush about 20 yards from the Franktown road and one-half mile from the Carleton Place town limits.

The young man was known to have driven off in that direction at 8 o’clock  three days ago at which time he was reported missing. The horse and buggy were found on Saturday three or four miles from town on the road leading at right angles from the one near which the body was found on McGregor’s farm. Search proved that young Miller had been shot in the left side of his chest with the bullet passing just below his heart.

The deceased’s coat and vest were unbuttoned. The weapon had been discharged at close range to his outer shirt. A revolver supposed to be one he purchased Thursday evening, at  Taylor’s Hardware store was found nearby. Coroner Metcalfe was summoned from Almonte and an inquest was opened, several people giving evidence.

At 8.56 this evening the Inquest was adjourned until tomorrow afternoon at four o’clock, the Jury not being prepared to give a verdict. Family and friends did not accept the theory of suicide thought indications  pointed to an unfortunate ending.


The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Oct 1905, Mon  •  Page 4


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PLOT St. Fillans


 - The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
23 Oct 1905, Mon  •  Page 11



 - The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Oct 1905, Wed  •  Page 10


How did “Cardy” Miller die? I found out today working on a piece about the mills in Carleton Place- In 1903 Findlay employee Cardy Miller took away his sorrow by a self inflicted shot to the heart on the 10th line as he could take no more…

NAME: Cardinal Miller
AGE: 20
RELIGION: Presbyterian
DEATH DATE: 19/10/1905
DEATH PLACE: Lanark Ontario Canada
CAUSE OF DEATH: Shooting Instantaneous


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History Still Lives on at The McEwen House in Beckwith

The Media Then and Now–Johnny Gillies Had a Gun

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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