Documenting Something We Didn’t Know – Doctor Worley — Jordan Montfils and Donna McFarlane


There is no way I can document this local history without your help. Each time we find out something new I smile and get so happy. Hopefully down the road someone from a younger generation will be smilling also.

Jordan Montfils asked me a question this week.

Hello again Linda – have you ever heard or known there to be a doctors office in Ashton? Circa 1940s?

Ernest (Ernie) Roe

Ernest was his middle name. Died in 1944. September I believe.

And possibly if you toss the name Jason Roe out there – Great Great Grandfather. Died in 1945.

Thanks Linda. The Roes actually settled in Munster and area. I have a picture of my great great grandfather (ernies dad) apparently it was taken at Ashton train station.

There is only one person I would ask on this area’s history and that would be Donna McFarlane. So I asked and she quickly had an answer:

Yes there was a Dr Worley, may not be spelled right. He put stitches in my husband John when he got hit with an axe.. His house was right in Ashton.. the street behind the old Jinkinson garage which is on the curve. In the Stittsville papers it says he started in 1908 in Ashton. Donna

Originally Dr.Worley’s home in early 1900’son Worley Street in Ashton

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 Dec 1925, Tue  •  Page 4

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 May 1922, Mon  •  Page 11

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Jun 1917, Thu  •  Page 5

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Apr 1940, Mon  •  Page 2
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Apr 1941, Thu  •  Page 24

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The Fleming House –Ashton — Seth Hamilton

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

More Notations of Christ Church Ashton

Tarred and Feathered in Ashton

  1. Wind Storm in Ashton- Heath Ridge Farms 1976 
  2. Dust on the Wind –Ashton Social Notes 1887-1897 Names Names Names
  3. Another Lanark County “Murdoch Mystery” –Elfreda Drummond of Ashton
  4. When Trains Crash —Ashton Train Accident 1950
  5. Mrs Crigger’s House in Ashton?
  6. The Ashton Hotel– Questions Questions Flemmings and McFarlanes
  7. McFarlanes –Stewart’s Fire– and Other Things in Ashton
  8. Somewhere in Ashton-The Ashton Curmudgeon
  9. The Ashton Funeral to end all Funerals
  10. Did Anyone Ever Have Fun in Ashton?
  11. Ashton 101
  12. Did Anyone Have Fun in Ashton? Part 2- The Fleming House 
  13. How to Catch a Pigeon in Ashton
  14. The Ashton Carleton Place Car Theft Ring
  15. Did Samuel Pittard of Ashton Murder His Wife?
  16. Good Old Lanark County Music–From the 70s to now
  17. The John Shore House
  18. Jenkins: Ashton’s log and mortar-chinked history meets modern times
  19. Did You Know the Ashton Anglican Church Dates Back to 1845?

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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