Evelyn Wilson, was 89 in October of 1966 and was one of the few remaining links with the past in Carleton Place. Each night her nurse and companion, Mae Gilhuly turned the five-inch iron key in the large “coin locks” on each door. The locks were made by a British firm whose trade mark was a coin of the realm, imbedded in each lock it turned out.
Both Mrs. Gilhuly and Evelyn Wilson lived in the town’s third-oldest stone house that was the home of generations of Wilsons on Bell Street. It was built in 1841 by Miss Wilson’s grandfather, Dr. Wilson, who came from Glasgow to tend the sick of Morphy’s Falls now known as Carleton Place.
read-Conversations with Brian McArton– Henry Wilson of Carleton Place and the McArtons of Ramsay and Heh Miss Wilsonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Carleton Place Heroe
So who was Mae Gilhuly?
Memories of Carol Silliphant
My mom was Evelyn Maude Gilhuly Hanson, her sister was Vi Labron, brothers: Charles, Victor, Reg, Len ( had a store in Perth) Art,and Alton, the youngest and her sister that died as a young girl was Mona Rose
My grandmother was Mae Gilhuly (nee McAllister), grandfather, Gordon Gilhuly. I went there every summer and my grandmother had a nursing home there. Mae was a close friend of Geordie Findlay, and when he asked her to marry him, she said the last thing she wanted was another husband, so he married another friend of theirs, and they all stayed good friends. She had a sister Pearl who lived across the street from the Governor General,and they were always invited to the garden parties.
Mae’s husband Gordon, had been chief of police in Almonte, Perth,and Copper Cliff ( near Sudbury), died at a younger age in 1937. Some say he had a broken heart after their first born died at age 26 from an infection I believe came after a surgery. Nana raised the remaining 8 on her own, quite the woman and her later years she lived in her little apt.was on Beckwith Street in Carleton Place. Nana was always older than the ladies she looked after and maybe she weighed 98lbs. But she was a strong woman and her favourite television show was The Little Rascals! She was a wonderful person,and a pillar of the community
Mona Rose Gilhuly
|BIRTH||3 Jan 1909Smiths Falls, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|DEATH||14 Feb 1935 (aged 26)Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|BURIAL||Hillcrest CemeterySmiths Falls, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|MEMORIAL ID||211416026 · View Source|
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|Name:||Mona Rose Gilhooly|
|Racial or Tribal Origin:||Irish|
|Birth Year:||abt 1909|
|Residence Date:||1 Jun 1921|
|Residence Street or Township:||434 Nepean|
|Residence City, Town or Village:||Ottawa|
|Residence Province or Territory:||Ontario|
|Relation to Head of House:||Daughter|
|Father’s Name:||Gordon Gilhooly|
|Father Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Mother’s Name:||May Gilhooly|
|Mother Birth Place:||Ontario|
|Can Speak English?:||Yes|
|Can Speak French?:||No|
|Months at School:||9|
|Municipality:||Well Ward Ottawa|
|Enumerator:||JMC Leod MC allester|
|District Description:||Polling Divisions nos. 43 and 45 – Consisting of all that part of Wellington Ward bounded as follows: – On the north by Gloucester Street, on the east by Lyon Street, on the south by Cooper Street, and on the west by Bronson Avenue|
|Mona Rose Gilhooly||12||Daughter|
|Charles Gilhooly Jr||10||Son|
|Violet May Gilhooly||11/12||Daughter|
Hello! What is your connection to the Gilhuly’s? Are you Linda Stewart of our clan? If so we are 3rd cousins.