Hi Linda, my name is Amy Thom, my husband, Wes Thom, and I bought a place on Ramsay Conc 8. Our summer kitchen is now a play area for our kids. When we looked through the floor boards on one side, it revealed years of ‘recycling storage’ and many many old cans/bottles/ointment containers! Today when looking through , I found this receipt and was wondering if you had any info on ‘Almonte Cold Storage’. Thanks! Amy
Cold Storage Plant Almonte
Memories..The largely attended funeral service for the late Lester Boyd Jamieson who passed away on Friday, February 14th, 1975, was held on Sunday afternoon, February 16, at Almonte United Church. Mr. Jamieson suffered a heart seizure and passed away a short time later. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert McCrea of Almonte United and Rev. Ray Anderson, a former minister of the Almonte Church. Interment was at the Auld Kirk Cemetery. The well-filled church was a fitting tribute to one who had served his church as an elder for some 50 years and as clerk of the session for 35 years. Mr. Jamieson was born in North Dakota on October 23, 1890, and came to Canada as an infant. He was a son of the late Robert Jamieson and his wife, Sarah Dworkin. He received his early education at the school at Hopetown and later learned the art of cheesemaking at Kingston dairy school. He was married at Watson’s Corners in 1912 to the former Mary Euphemia McDougall, and for the next 13 years resided in such places as Perth, Prospect, Malakoff and Clayton, following his trade as a cheesemaker. The following 28 years were spent farming on the farm outside of Almonte where his son Boyd now resides. After moving into Almonte, Mr. Jamieson was for three years in the Registry Office, followed by some time in the Almonte Cold Storage plant. In later years, he worked at refurbishing old furniture at the Pinecraft shop. Besides his wife, Mr. Jamieson is survived by a son, Boyd, of Almonte; two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Russell of Kingston, and Mrs. Beryl Riddell, Cardinal; a brother, William, at Hopetown, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Miller of Timmins and Mrs. Percy Currie of Radisson, Sask. He was predeceased by a son, Lionel. Pallbearers at the funeral were Ross Craig, Larry Command, Weldon Kropp, Wilbert Monette, and nephews Melville Dowdall and Mac Dowdall.
Almonte-Cold Storage Plant in Almonte- Meat Locker Trivia
Carleton Place-The Family Freezer Locker
Hudson’s Bay- Toronto– Raw Fur Dept.
Raw Fur Dept
After a few years spent apprenticing in the North, fur trade employees were sent to the Fur Training School. The School opened in the late 1940s to provide instruction in all aspects of fur buying such as grading, pricing, and more. Originally six months long, the course was later shortened to three. Beaver was always the primary focus of the curriculum but all species were covered. Graduates went on to store management in the North or to work in the Raw Fur Department or Fur Sales Division.
And in 1991, faced with dropping sales due in large part to the anti-fur movement, the Hudson’s Bay Company announced it was ending its fur business.
With that announcement, it brought to an end nearly three centuries of its connection to the fur trade.
Amy said:”The Mum deodorant actually still has a little in it, and you can see the marks from fingers having swiped through it!”
Rexall Milk of Magnesium
Soon after its invention by Charles H. Phillips in 1873, Milk of Magnesia became Phillips’ most popular product.
REXALL Bronchial Syrup
Remember the Rexall ONE penny saled?
Coal tar was one of the active ingredients in Mazon. Mazon Cream is a by-product of coal processing.
The skin cream does not appear to be available in the U.S. but can be ordered online ..
Medicated anti-itch cream for effective and long-lasting relief of itching and scaling of Eczema and Psoriasis.
Carnegie Drugstore- Miss McKee
The prescription bottle has ‘Miss McKee’ on it, my understanding was before the Morton’s bought the farm, it was owned by his uncle Issac McKee, they had a daughter who passed away as a child? So the prescription bottle would of been hers from when she ill? Pretty interesting! -Amy Thom
Amy, we found her.It looks like she died from Tuberculosis
|Name:||Agnes Jane McKee|
|Birth Place:||Ramsay, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Death Date:||8 Jan 1952|
|Death Place:||Ramsay, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Cemetery:||Auld Kirk Cemetery|
|Burial or Cremation Place:||Mississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Mother:||Elizabeth Jane McKee|
Agnes Jane McKee
|BIRTH||1932Ramsay, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|DEATH||8 Jan 1952 (aged 19–20)Ramsay, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|BURIAL||Auld Kirk CemeteryMississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|MEMORIAL ID||212463540 · View Source|
1952, Thursday January 17, The Almonte Gazette page 8
Miss Agnes McKee
On Tuesday, Jan 8th, Agnes Jane Isabel McKee, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Isaac McKee, passed away at the home of her parents, followed an illness of four month’s duration.
Carnegie’s Drug Store
Joan ArmstrongA lot of memories, I wish I could remember it all ….Irval motors where Don Coady is, oh – before that Snedden’s drugstore, NS Lee Hardware – across the street Peterson’s Icecream, Hydro office – McCormick’s ladies wear, Proctor’s shoe store on corner of Brae and Mill.BMO, I forgot Carnegie’s drug store before now
The Misses Hogans had a military shop somewhere in the area of Baker Bob’s today.Going past BMO all I can remember is Needham’s shoe store, Graham’s drugstore, The Superior.Of course the Pool room corner where Subway was (across from Keepsakes:Cashmere Rose)A garageLots of ???StedmansI hope someone can fill in the blanks.Oh, forgot the Almonte Gazette!
The highlight of the year was the birth of David at the Rosamund Memorial Hospital on February 17, 1954. The doctor was Dr. Schulte, a German doctor who eventually returned to Germany. (His associate was Dr. Rolf Bach who remained a friend for many years until he died in 2010) Doug was busily teaching a class at school the afternoon that David was born. He was a wee one but the delight of family and new-found friends in Almonte. Read FAMILY TIME: 1956 – 1964 (PART 2)
NEW HOSPITAL’S 1ST BABY
On Friday, May 12th, the first baby was born in the new Almonte General Hospital. She was Katherine May Eriksen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eriksen, nee Olive Elliott of Almonte. Dr. 0. H. Schulte was the doctor in attendance. The Eriksens also have a son Jimmie, aged two years.
|Birth Year:||abt 1907|
|Birth Place:||County Town of Ireland|
|Marriage Date:||24 May 1932|
|Marriage Place:||Almonte, Lanark, Ontario, Canada|
|Spouse:||Elizabeth Jane Woodell|