Margaret Rosalind Whitcher — William Henry Witcher Paint Business Owner

Margaret Rosalind Whitcher — William Henry  Witcher Paint Business Owner
1919 Almonte Gazette
Name:Margaret Rosalind Whitcher
Birth Date:abt 1913
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Death Date:11 Aug 1919
Death Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Cause of Death:Accident

In front of Okilman’s in 1926 would be right in the empty area next to the Roayl Bank on Bridge Street. In the 1911 census Margaret was not yet born (1920). William Henry Whitcher was very prominent in the family that were Carleton Place house painters. He worked with his brother Charles. Willian McIlquam was the Carleton Fire Chrief.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 May 1898, Tue  •  Page 7
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Apr 1914, Mon  •  Page 1

(Old Pizza Pizza building where Bistro Polo is now)

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
26 Jan 1906, Fri  •  Page 8

12-14 Bridge Street-This land was part of the original land settlement in Carleton Place that the Crown granted to Edmond Morphy. In 1839, the property belonged to Edmond Jr. and it is not clear from the information from the Land Registry office who sold the property to a Mr. Whitcher. The possibilities include James L. Murphy or a Mr. Cameron, but it is from the sales of the land after Whitcher’s ownership that are clear about the land transfers that result in the Salvation Army ownership of the property in 1922. In 1916, Whitcher sold the land to a James Steele and in 1920 Steele sold the land to Bates and Innes. The year 1922 was the year that Bates and Innes sold the land to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army may have been located at 12 Bridge Street since 1907 and rented the building and in 1922 bought it.

Name:W H Whitcher
Marital status:Married
Race or Tribe:English
Birth Date:Oct 1870
Birth Place:USA
Census Year:1911
Relation to Head of House:Head
Dwelling No.:117
District:Lanark North
District Number:89
Sub-District:23 – Dufferin Ward
Sub-District Number:23
Place of Habitation:Onetoner
Religion:Roman Catholic
Works at:at House Painting
Weeks Employed:30
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Family Number:121
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeW H Whitcher40Ella Whitcher33Flarence Whitcher10Mary Whitcher3Kalt Whitcher1
Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 1– Canadian Tire to The Moose

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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