Memories of the Turners and 95 Morphy Street

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Memories of the Turners and 95 Morphy Street
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
April 16, 2020  · 

95 Morphy Street
— in Carleton Place, Ontario.

… Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum This photo of James Bernard Doyle was taken on a visit back to Carleton Place in 1969.He’s standing in front of his childhood home at 95 Morphy Street. Born in 1899, he was known as Bernard (or Bunny) and finished his schooling in Carleton Place before moving to Winnipeg. His father was Edward Doyle who worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Mike McNeelyi remember Mrs Turner lived in that house in the 70s and she collected tea pots and had them all over the house–my grandparents lived kitty corner on Baines

Leslie WhiteWe were neighbours of Johnny and Zephyr (Nanny) Turner- they were kind people❤️

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 Feb 1971, Mon  •  Page 25

Janine McDonald AzzouzTina McNeely -used to live here back in the 70’s – don’t know the dates!

Tina McNeelyfrom 71 to 75

Carol McDonaldJohn and Zephyr Turner lived there for many years , he worked at Findlay’s foundry.

Leslie WhiteMrs Turner would give us kids cookies, and we would look at the deer head trophy on the back porch.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Apr 1971, Thu  •  Page 74

Suzanne TurnerMy husband Shawn’s grandparents house! Lots of great stories from that house. Wish I had met them!Love love this house❤️❤️

John McCormickMy Family lived in this house; about 1974 to about 1980. It had a very narrow and steep second set of “back” stairs. Beautiful house!

Turner Family Loss

1943
Name:Dalton Arnold Turner
Rank:Flight Sergeant
Birth Date:13 Nov 1920
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Death Date:9 Jul 1943
Death Place:Cologne, Germany
Cemetery:CAMBRAI (ROUTE DE SOLESMES) COMMUNAL CEMETERY ; Nord, France
Grave Reference:Plot L. Row B. Grave 14.
Force:Air Force
Unit:Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:106 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Service Number:R/111837
URL:http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2276295?Dalton%20Arnold%20Turner

Teresa DuBois—I live in the house. When we renovated the kitchen in 2019, we found this receipt for roses purchased by Mr. John Turner (I’m not clear whether the Turners built the house, but they owned it longer than anyone else put together). I can’t make out the year but Jennifer Fenwick Irwin says it would have been after Morris’ florist opened in 1935..

Who was Morris Florist? Carleton Place Trivia

Hilda Morris, along with her husband Merv, operated “M.P. Morris Flowers” from their McArthur Avenue home for over 25 years, opening in 1935. The first florist shop in Carleton Place, it survived a major set back in 1940 when an electrical storm demolished their greenhouse and all their plants, flowers and cuttings.–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Other Morphy Street Notations

Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumTobogganing down “Stoddards’ Hill” on Morphy Street in Carleton Place, circa 1912.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
May 12, 2020  · 
190 Morphy Street.

Related reading

Looking for History– 73 Morphy Street– Marc Scheppler


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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