The Bond Family Tombstone in the Basement

The Bond Family Tombstone in the Basement

From April 21 1999 section A3 Dave Hick

Dave bought the Bond building in 1998 and found a headstone in the basement. Jacob Bond died in 1873. There was funeral services business just a few buildings up the street over Stewart’s Comba’s furniture store called Matthews. Read –Walking With Ghosts — The Accidental Addiction


The gravestone was broken in the 50s and taken to the store to be repaired where it got forgotten, gave the stone to Jake Gallipeau who looked after the Anglican cemetery where it was repaired and reinstated. Jacob died from inhaling toxic wallpaper paste and was buried with his infant son.–Thanks to Dave Hicks Read-When Wallpaper Killed You — Walls of Death

Jacob Bond was born February 18, 1837 and died May 1873 from accidental poisoning on Bridge Street where Joie Bonds store was. Irma Willoughby’s husband was related to the Bonds and she was working on the Bond Family tree and was able to fill in some of the blanks. She said the accidental poisoning was because of the glue in the wallpaper that was highly toxic in small-enclosed areas. It is unclear why Joseph died in July 1874.

Jacob was the first of ten children born to Joseph and Henrietta Bond. Jacob was a shoemaker and cloth finisher. It is unknown when Joseph’s tombstone was brought back to the Bond store with the intention of fixing it but how long it had been there is unclear and unknown and it remained in the basement until the building was sold.

Former Bond building on Bridge Street in Carleton Place
From April 21 1999 section A3 Dave Hick
actual tombstone repaired

Jacob Bond

DEATH9 May 1873 (aged 36–37)
BURIALSaint James CemeteryCarleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada  Show Map
Name:Joseph Francis Bond
Gender:M (Male)
Birth Date:Aug 1872
Death Date:24 Jul 1874
Cemetery:Saint James Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Henrietta Bond
Name:Henrietta Bond
Birth Date:1810
Death Date:11 Apr 1875
Death Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:Saint James Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:N
Children:Robert Langford BondMargaret J. ThoburnJacob Bond
Name:Henryetta Bond
Marital Status:Married
Birth Date:1811
Birth Place:Ireland
Residence Place:Almonte, Lanark North, Ontario
District Number:80
Religion:Church Of England
Neighbours:View others on page
Household MembersAgeJoseph Bond60Henryetta Bond60W Henry Bond28Robert Bond20Richard Bond20Rebecca Bond16
1871 Census

april 1875 almonte gazette

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 Apr 1937, Fri  •  Page 15
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Feb 1938, Sat  •  Page 1

Related Reading

The Name is Bond—-Joie Bond

Looking for information on Joey Bond

The True Carleton Place Story of Joie Bond- by Jennifer Hamilton

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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