Willis House Clippings Photos and Comments

Willis House Clippings Photos and Comments
Larry Clark photo– 2015

Margaret McCann-patterson

This was my Grand Parents house, Michael and Julia McCann. The house was sold when they died but the back parcel of land was kept for sometime and we had a Christmas tree farm. The land was sold I think in 1982 or around there. I also had an Aunt, Alice Quinn who lived on Neopolitan Street. I believe Doris Quinn is doing a tree on the Quinn side. I have alot of history in Carleton Place and loved seeing the house.

Wes White-remember many meals and sleep overs within that house as a.kid. it was owned by the Noyse-Browns at that time.

Janice Tennant Campbell

April 5 at 1:53 PM  · One I took in August 2019

Johnna Ferrill GloverClaire and Timmy Noyes-Brown lived there. They had ponies too

Wes White-Johnna Ferrill Glover … and goats, chickens, ducks and pigs. Lol

Sandi RasmussenClaire actually sent me this article on the house last week! Loved that house😃

Dan WilliamsBird’s eye view of all the parkin’ up at the point back in the day.

read more at Whatcha’ Talkin Bout Willis? — This Old House in Carleton Place

Let’s look at some real vintage fashion, as modelled by this unknown Carleton Place gal! Taken c. 1880, the photo includes lots of nice details. Our model is wearing a watch at her waist, and an interesting floral/bead/feather brooch, as well as earrings and another brooch at her neck. She’s holding “Anthony’s Photographic Bulletin” – perhaps she worked at the studio? The photo was taken at the George E. Willis studio in Carleton Place. He operated on Bridge Street from 1870 to 1896 and was a member of the Willis family whose log home stands today at the western end of Lake Avenue. George was a photographer, musician and bandmaster, who died in Vancouver in 1940 , aged 96 while living with his son Stephen T. Willis of Ottawa business college fame.–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Geordie (1872 – 1951) and Henry (1875 – 1957) were the sons of Richard and Martha Willis. Richard was a steamboat engineer on the Mississipi River.
In 1891, at the age of 16 Henry was working as a spinner in a local woollen mill. As adults, the two brothers worked odd jobs and lived on Frank Street. They never married and are buried at St. James Anglican Cemetery.
The men of the Willis family were known as “River Rats” as they were river men and steamboat drivers–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Dec 1935, Thu  •  Page 17

Also read

George Willis — Photographer and Son of Pioneer Family

Before and After on Lake Ave West — H. D. Gilmour

Threads of Morals on Lake Ave West

The Forgotten Cemetery at the End of Lake Ave West

Ed Fleming — The First Funeral Parlour in Carleton Place

The Last Man to Let you Down? Political Leanings at Local Funeral Homes?

“Sufferin” Sinders! What was Happening on Lake Ave West Today?

Whatcha’ Talkin Bout Willis? — This Old House in Carleton Place

71 Lake Ave West — The McGee House

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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