A.H. Mears — A Tale About the Oddfellows

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A.H. Mears — A Tale About the Oddfellows
Stella Lodge, meeting place for the IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows). Now empty lot where Roy Brown mural is. Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Please note Peterboro was originally spelled that way

Mr. A. H. Mears, commercial traveller, of Carleton Place, who is well known in Almonte, met with a serious and very painful accident last Friday evening. He was driving from Pontypool, on the C.P.R. west of Peterboro to Orono. The night was dark and the carriage was upset over a steep embankment, Mr. Mears rolling down a distance of 25 feet. He was brought home on Sunday, and is still suffering much from an injured spine, but he is not supposed to be seriously injured. Mr. Mears wore an Oddfellows’ emblem, and all along the line, while coming home, was cared for by members of the order at every station.

June 23, 1893

5557-80 (Lanark Co) Sidney John STEWART, 25, hardware merchant, Fort Covington NY, Fort Covington NY, s/o John STEWART & Sarah OWNEY married Florence Henrietta Maud MEARS, 25, Fort Covington NY, Carleton Place, d/o H.B. MEARS & Louisa JACKSON, witn: A.H. MEARS of Carleton Place & W.J.  MEARS of Fort Covington NY, 15 Dec 1880,

Obituary for T. E. McCaffrey (Aged 56) -
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Dec 1953, Thu  •  Page 14

Clippings of the Oddfellows

Things You Didn’t Know About the Stella Lodge

The Leland and Rathwell Hotels on Bridge Street

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 14

Stumbling on Skeletons in Old Odd Fellows Lodges

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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