J. Paul’s Store in Clayton –Putting Together a Story — Joseph Paul and Margaret Rath Paul

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J. Paul’s Store in Clayton –Putting Together a Story — Joseph Paul and Margaret Rath Paul
1903– Almonte gazette

All photos from Rose Mary Sarsfield book-****Whispers from the Past, History and Tales of Clayton” If you want to purchase a book please email Rose Mary Sarsfield at rose@sarsfield.ca or call me at 613-621-9300, or go to the Clayton Store, or Mill Street Books in Almonte.

I saw this ad in the 1903 Almonte Gazette and it intrigued me– so this is what I found.

According to Rose Mary Sarsfield’s book about Clayton called Whispers From the Past– Mrs. Dickenson sold her store in Clayton to Joseph Paul in the 1896. Joseph Paul and his wife Maggie ( margaret Rath) ran the store situated at the Darling Road and the Main Street. Paul put on an iron roof on the store in 1903.

In 1903 the first telephone office was situated in Mr. Paul’s store: where all messages, whether public or private will be attended to promptly. Johnnie Erskine’s father bought the store from Mr. Paul in 1905.

All photos from Rose Mary Sarsfield book-****Whispers from the Past, History and Tales of Clayton” If you want to purchase a book please email Rose Mary Sarsfield at rose@sarsfield.ca or call me at 613-621-9300, or go to the Clayton Store, or Mill Street Books in Almonte.

All photos from Rose Mary Sarsfield book-****Whispers from the Past, History and Tales of Clayton” If you want to purchase a book please email Rose Mary Sarsfield at rose@sarsfield.ca or call me at 613-621-9300, or go to the Clayton Store, or Mill Street Books in Almonte.

1921 census

Name:Joseph Paul
Gender:Male
Racial or Tribal Origin:Canadian
Nationality:Canada
Marital Status:Married
Age:59
Birth Year:abt 1862
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:2
Residence Street or Township:Country
Residence City, Town or Village:Town of Almonte
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Head
Spouse’s Name:Margaret Paul
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Religion:Church Of England
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:X0-13
Occupation:Salesman
Employment Type:2 Wage Earner
Nature of Work:Fathers Farm B
Income:700
Out of Work?:No
Duration of Unemployment:0
Duration of Unemployment (Illness):0
Municipality:Almonte
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Almonte (Town)
Sub-District Number:45
Home Owned or Rented:Owned
Monthly Rental:BB
Class of House:Single House
Materials of Construction:Wood
Number of Rooms:6
Enumerator:J. Paul
District Description:Ward 3, Polling Division No. 2 – Comprising the remainder or balance of the said Third Ward
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:3
Family Number:2
Household MembersAgeRelationshipJoseph Paul59HeadMargaret Paul65Wife


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Joseph E. Paul

BIRTH1859
DEATH1935 (aged 75–76)
BURIALSaint Pauls Anglican Church CemeteryAlmonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada

Joseph E. Paul Called By Death 1935

Former Almonte Resident Passes Away in Carleton Place.

After a somewhat brief illness Mr. Joseph E. Paul, on of our esteemed citizens, passed away at his home on William Street, in the early hours of Sunday morning, of a heart affection. Mr. Paul was in his 76th year. He was born in Admaston, Renfrew County, in December, 1859, a son of the late Robert L. Paul and his wife Sarah Houston. After receiving his early schooling he took a commercial course in a Brockville College and later went into business in Clayton village, which he conducted successfully for some years. After disposing of this business he moved to Almonte, where he resided for many years and about three years ago came to Carleton Place. Mr. Paul was twice married, his first wife, Margaret Rath predeceased him, leaving three sons – Robert, Clare, and Everett. Clare enlisted in the Great War and became one of Canada’s heroes who gave their lives for the cause of democracy. Robert died four years ago, and Everett, whose home is in Montreal, was at his bather bedside when the final summons came. Three years ago, Mr. Paul married Isabella Wilson Butler, who predeceased him by some 13 months. One brother and three sisters survive – W. B. Paul, of Stittsville, Mrs. Geo. Robertson and Mrs. Alex Rath of Clayton, and Mrs. Wm. Robertson of Haileybury. Mr. Paul was a member of the Anglican Church and a member of the Masonic Order belonging to Mississippi Lodge, Almonte. He was fond of music, had been a former member of the Almonte Band and was latterly a member of the Band her, and the members of both these organizations attended at the funeral and paid the last tribute of respect to their late comrade. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon to St. James Church, where the service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Bruce, assisted by Rev. J. J. Lowe of Almonte. Before leaving the home the Masons conducted a brief service. At St. Paul’s cemetery, Almonte, the Masonic service was concluded by Bros. D. B. Taylor, Dr. W. M. Johnson and Ernest Adams. The pallbearers were Bros. D. B. Talor, John Lindsay, Ed. Nicholson, Edgar Lee, Thos. Barclay and Chas. Baird. Many floral tributes were received. Amongst them, Wreaths from: Mississippi Lodge No. 147, A. F. and A. M., Almonte, Carleton Place Horticultural Society and the Carleton Place Band. Among those present from out of town were Mrs. R. Paul, Mrs. J. J. Dunlop and Mrs. J. A. Charbonneau, of Ottawa, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, Mr. Harry Wilson and Mrs. Dr. Samis of Lanark.

Joseph Paul’s second wife

Mrs. Joseph Paul

Another of our native born citizens passed to her reward on Wednesday last in the person of Mrs. Joseph Paul, William street. Mrs. Paul the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilson, her maiden name Isabella Bell Wilson. She was twice married, her first husband William Butler of Drummond, who died some ten years ago. Two years ago last April she married Mr Joseph Paul, of Almonte, and since their marriage they have made their home in Carleton Place. Mrs. Paul had been ailing for some time, but her death was not thought so near and the final message came as quite a shock to her family. A life long member of the Anglican Church and a zealous worker in St. James congregation, Mrs. Paul was widely known and highly respected. She Is survived by her husband, one brother, Mr. Robert Wilson of Lanark., and two sisters Mrs. John McArton of Ramsay and Mrs. Margaret Bourk of Carleton Place, who have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon to St. James Church and cemetery and was largely attended. The service was conducted by the rector, Rev. C. L. G. Bruce. The pallbearers were Messrs; Robt. Wilson, J. A. McArton, W. B. Paul, 0. M. Warren, D. R. McNeely and H. Bowland. Many beautiful floral tributes were received. Among those from a distance who were present were Mr. Wm. Moore and the Miss Moore of Brockville; Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilson and Mrs. Dr. Charbonneau of Lanark; Miss M. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dunlop of Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Paul and Mrs. F. Bradley of Stittsville, and many from Almonte, Clayton, Ramsay and other places. Carleton Place Herald. 

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Arthur Clare Paul was the son of Joseph Paul and Margaret Rath who owned the store for a time in Clayton. Clare was born August 13, 1893. He enlisted in Toronto on October 13, 1915. He was a Gunner with the 9th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery. He died at Passchendaele, West Flanders, Belgium.He was buried in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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