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You Need to be Heroic to Live in Lanark — A Letter from 1907

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You Need to be Heroic to Live in Lanark — A Letter from 1907

The Lanark Era

Lanark, Ontario, Canada30 Jan 1907, Wed  •  Page 1

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

Dissecting a Letter to the Editor — Isabel Aitken Ranney and Auld Kirk

Clippings and a Letter from Sadie Coleman –Robert Keith Duffett Coleman

Forgotten Letters – William Findlay- Almonte Memories –The Buchanan Scrapbook

Letter to the Editor– Chief Dougherty Does not Have the Best Firetruck!

1907 POSTCARD – VILLAGE OF LANARK. This postcard is from my personal collection of Perth and area scenes. It depicts the Village of Lanark looking northward on George Street. Caldwell’s Store and residence on the left with Caldwell’s Mill back left. To the right on the corner partially hidden is the Clyde Hotel. The postcard was sent to Miss Amy Caldwell of Caldwell Mills from Alice Quinn. The card reads. “Lanark, April 11, 07. My dear friend: I should have written before now but failed. How are you getting along and Alex also? From your former teacher Alice Quinn”. On the front it reads, “Clyde Forks can’t come up with this – eh

Almonte Fire 1903

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Almonte Fire 1903

A Destructive Blare. ; Early morning fires are getting to be a frequent occurrence in Almonte. The third blaze of the series occurred about 3 o’clock Monday morning when the alarm rang out for a fire in the frame dwelling house in the rear of Mr. Peter Young’s sash and door factory, owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Nontell.

The fire engine was quickly on hand and Chief Willoughby’s braves were soon masters of the situation, but not before considerable damage had been done to the house. The fire is thought to have originated in an ash barrel in an outer shed. Mr. and Mrs. Nontell, who are now in the evening of life, were the only occupants of the house, and Mr. Nontell at the time confined to.bed through illness and had to be carried from the burn- burning building to Mr. Peter Young’s home. Then he was moved to his son’s residence on the 10th line. Much sympathy is felt and expressed for the aged couple in their loss, which will be heavy as there was no insurance on the building– Feb 13th 1903

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Feb 1903, Tue  •  Page 3
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 May 1903, Sat  •  Page 1

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The Almonte Fire– Bridge and Water Street 1903

The Almonte Fire of 1909

The Almonte Fire 1909– Bank Manager Badly Injured

lmonte Fire of Nolan’s and Wylie’s Stable

The Almonte Fire 1955– Almonte United Church

The Almonte Fire– Bridge and Water Street 1903

Miss Eva Denault- Almonte 1911 Fire Heroine

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Things About Bill Lowry 1998

Carleton Place 1903 Business Directory –Names Names Names

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Carleton Place 1903  Business Directory –Names Names Names

Businesses 1903 of Carleton Place

TABLEWARE SPECIALTY

HOLLINGSWORTH, F., Bridge street.
JENKINS, W., High street.
McDiarmid, R., & Co., High street.
MITCHELL, T. F., Bridge street.
Moore, J. P., Moore street.
Munro, D., Moore street.
PRESCOTT, WM, Bridge street.
Richardson, H., Bridge street.
Sibbitt, Alex., Bridge street.
Stevens, Thos., Bridge street.
SWAN, JOHN, Bridge street.
W£IR, GEO., Bridge street.

HARDWARE.

Muirhead, W. J., Bridge street.
SINGLETON, W. R. & SON, Bridge street.
TAYLOR BROS. & CO., Bridge street.

HARNESS MFGRS.

Ferguson & Smythe, Bridge street.
Maguire, T. C, & Son, Bridge street.

HATS AND CAPS.

Allen & Co., Bridge street.
Dolan Jas., Bridge street.
McDIARMID, F. C, Bridge street.
Shaw, W. A., Bridge street.

HORSE GOODS.

Maguire, T. C. & Son, Bridge street.

HORSESHOERS.
DOWDALL, R., Allan street.
Montgomery, O., Beckwith street.

HOTELS.

Central, Hotel, Mrs. D. B. Snedden,

Prop., C. P. R. Station.
Lee’s Hotel, Jas. J. Lee, Prop., Moore street.
Leland, The, P. P. Salter, Prop., Bridge street.
Mississippi Hotel, W. Mcllquham, Bridge Street

Queen’s Hotel, A. C. Salter, Prop.,
prietor, Bridge street.

REVERE HOUSE, P. Faughnan, pro-
prietor, Bridge street.

ROYAL HOTEL, J. E. Rathwell, pro-
prietor, Bridge street.

VICTORIA HOUSE, P. J. O’Brien, pro-
prietor, Moore street.

HOUSE FURNISHINGS.

Baird & Riddell.
Muirhead, W. J.
Taber & Co.

INSURANCE AGENTS.
BELL, A. W.

Mortan & Co.
Nagle, T. L.
Steele, G. E.

JEWELERS.
Dack, J. A., Bridge street.
Godden, Geo., Bridge street.
Howe, M. G., Bridge street.
Neilson^ A., Bridge street.

LAUNDRIES.

Hong You, Bridge street.

Mark Wah, Bridge street. *

You Lee, Bridge street.

LIVERIES.
DOWDALL, R., Allan street.
Lowe, A., Bridge street.
Mcllquham, Wm., Bridge street.
Miller, T., Bell street.

LOAN COMPANIES.

Canada Permanent & Western Mort-
gage Ass., T. L. Nagle, Agt.
LOCK AND GUNSMITHS.

GORDON, JOHN A., Beckwith street.
MACHINISTS.

Gillies, The John Estate Co., Limited.

GORDON, JOHN A., Beckwith street.

MEN’S FURNISHERS.
Allen & Co., Bridge street.
Dolan, James, Bridge street.
McDIARMID, F.C., Bridge street.
Shaw, W. A., Bridge street.
Sinclair, H. E., Bridge street.

MERCHANT TAILORS.
Allen & Co.
Dolan, James.
Galvln, J. S., Bridge street.
Shaw, W. A., Bridge street.
Sinclair, H. E., Bridge street.

MILLERS.

Brown, H. & Sons, Mill street.
Lewis, Mis® B., Moore street.

MILLINERY.
Graham, Mrs. Geo., Bridge street.
Miller, Miss, J. N., Bridge street.
Taber & Co., Bridge street.

MUSICAL GOODS.

Morgan & Co., Bridge street.

NEWSPAPERS.
CARLETON PLACE HERALD, THE,
(Weekly), W, H. & S. J. Allen,
proprietors.
Central Canadian, The, W. W. Cliff,
proprietor, Bridge street.
NOTARIES PUBLIC.
BELL, A. W., Bridge street.
MclNTOSH, COLIN, B.C.L., LL.B.,
Bridge street.
OILCLOTH AND CURTAINS.
MteDiarmid, Robt., & Co., Bridge street.

OPTICIANS.
Dack, J. A., Bridge street.
Howe, M. G., ^Bridge street.
McEwen, E., Bridge street.
Neilson, A., Bridge streeet.

PAINTS AND OILS.

McAllister Bros., Bridge street.
Whitcher, C. H., Bridge street.

PAINTERS AND DECORATORS.

Grey, W. B., Bridge street.
McAllister Bros., Bridge street.
Whitcher, C. H., Bridge street.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
Morgan & Co., Bridge street.
PLANING MILLS.
Cavers, Jas., River Bank.
Nichols, A. & Son, Bridge street.

PLUMBERS.

Mulrhead, W. J., Bridge street.

PRINTERS AND PUBLISHERS.

Allen, W. H. & S, J., Bridge street.
Witcher, C. H., Bell street.

PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Hammond, W., Bridge street.
Hooper, Will H., Bridge street.

PHOTO ENLARGING.

Hammond, W., Bridge street.
Hopper, W. H., Bridge street.

PHYSICIANS.

Cliff, W. W., Bridge street.
McEwen, E., M.D., Bridge street.
McFarlane, M.A., Bridge street.
Mcintosh, D. H., Bridge street.
Muirhead, D. A., Bridge street.
Preston, R. F., Bridge street.

PRODUCE.

McAllister, Jas., Bridge street.

PROVISIONS.
Baldwin, W. S., Bridge street.
Burgess & Co., Bridge street.
CARMICHAEL, R. D., Bridge street.
Crain, J. W., Bridge and Bell.

SHINGLE MFGR.
Doxsee, W., Front street.

SMALLWARES.

Mcintosh Bros., Bridge street.

STATIONERY.

Haynesy W. H., Front street.
Loucks, J. A., Front street.

STEEL BRIDGE MFGR.
DICKSON BROS., Front street.
STOVES, ETC.

Gillespie, C. S., Front street.
Morton & Owen, Bridge street.

TANNERS AND MFGRS.
CAMPBELLFORD TANNERY, THE,

EATON BROS., PROPS., George street.
TELEGRAPH COMPANIES.
G. N. W. Telegraph Co., W. H. Haynes,

Agent, Front street.

TELEPHONE COMPANIES.

Bell Telephone Co., The, R. H. Simp-
son, Loc. Mgr., Front street.
TICKET AGENCIES.
C. P. R. TICKET AGENCY, F. W.
WOOD, AGT., Bridge street.
TINWARE, ETC.
Haynes, W. H., Front street.
Archer, D. S., Bridge street.
Gillespie, C. S., Front street.

TRUNKS AND VALISES.
Cassan, C. H., Front street.
UNDERTAKERS.
ELEY, R. J., Front street.

UPHOLSTERERS.
ELEY, R. J., Front street.

VETERINARY SURGEON.

Hay, George A., Front street.

WATCHMAKER.
MAYNARD, J. F., Bridge street..
PORTE, T. S., Front street.

WINES AND LIQUORS.

Connelly, D., Front street.
Heaney, P., Front street.

WOOLEN MANUFACTURER*.

Keir, Wm., George street.
Trent Valley Woolen Manufacturing
Co., George street.

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
BURGESS, CHAS. F., Moore street.

BAKERS.
BOWLAND, R. H., Bell street.
DAROU, MRS. A., Bridge street.
JENKINS, W., High street.
SWAN, JOHN, Bridge street.

BANKS.
OTTAWA BANK OF, THE, John A. Bangs, manager, Beckwith and Franklin.
UNION BANK OF CANADA, J. B.-Waddell, manager, Bridge street.

BARBERS.

Bond, J. H., Bridge street.
McCafferty, T\ H., Bridge street.
Matthie, Root., Bridge street.
Schwerdtfeger, H. N., Bridge street.
Zwierschke, Amil., Bridge street.

DRESSMAKERS.

Breard, Miss, Bell street.
Coleman, Miss, Beckwith street.
Grant, Mrs., Bridge street.
Sibbitt, Mrs., Bell street.

DRUGS.

Mcintosh, D. H., Bridge street.
Muirhead, D. A., Bridge street.
Preston, R. F., Bridge street.
Robertson, “W. S., Bridge street.
Stuart, Walton B., Bridge street.

DRY GOODS.

Balrd & Riddell, Bridge street.
BEACH, E. A., Bridge street.
HOLLINGSWORTH, F., Bridge street
McDiarmid, Robt., & Co., Bridge street.
Summer, Mr. W„ Bridge street.
Taber & Co., Bridge street.
Weekes, Jas., Bridge street.

DYERS AND CLEANERS.

Graham, Mrs. Geo., Bridge street.
EXPRESS COMPANIES.

Dominion Express Co., T. L. Nagle,
Agent, Bridge street.

FANCY GOODS.

Leslie, G. E., Bridge street.
Murphy, J. L., Bridge street.

FARM IMPLEMENTS.
BURGESS, CHAS. F., Moore street.
Sibbitt, A., Bridge street.

FINANCIAL AGENTS.
Steele, George, Bridge street.
FLOUR AND FEED.
BURGESS, CHAS. F., Moore street.

FRUITS.
MITCHELL, T. F., Bridge street.

BUTCHERS’ TOOLS.

C. WILSON & CON, LIMITED,

72 Esplanade Street East,

TORONTO.

WEIR, GEO., Bridge street.

FURNITURE.
Leslie, G. E., Bridge street.
PATTERSON, WM., Bridge street.

GASOLINE ENGINES.

Gillies, The John Estate Co., Limited.

GRAIN MERCHANTS.
Brown H. & Sons, Mill street.
BURGESS, CHAS. F., Moore street.

GROCERS.
BEACH, E. A., Bridge street.
Bowland, R. H., Bell street.
Burgess & Co., Bridge street.
CARMICHAEL, R. D., Bridge street.
Crain, J. W., Bridge and Bell streets.
DAROU, MRS. A., Bridge street.
ECHLIN, FERGUSON CO., Bridge
street.

From Ontario Businesses 1903

We’re sure you’ve all seen our Beckwith Pioneer display here at the museum. It is inspired by the 1902 – 1903 diary of a young woman pioneer, Grace Cameron, who, every day, would write a single line in her diary about her day’s activities at the family farm. For some time the Museum has been trying to identify her in family photos, and today, we have succeeded!!
Newly added to the museum’s collection is a portrait of the Cameron sisters. On the back, the four girls are identified!!
We are very pleased to introduce you to the young Grace Cameron (second from the left) along with her sisters, from left to right…….Maggie, Cecilia and Mabel.
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The Almonte Fire– Bridge and Water Street 1909

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Almonte Fire Company 1885-almonte.com

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The Almonte Fire of 1909

 

A DISASTROUS FIRE.
The -Willoughby—Illingsworth Brick Block in Ruins. –


Almonte has been very free from fires for some time, and it was a matter of congratulations at last meeting of council when the report of Capt. Young ol the fire brigade, was read, showing that not a single fire had occurred during the year. But now where on Tuesday evening stood the brick block of Messrs; Willoughby, Drynan and Illingworth, at the corner of Bridge and Water streets. Nothing remains but a dismal, blackened heap of ruins.


The fire was discovered about three o’clock on Wednesday morning in the back store of Mr. Geo. Illingworth’s grocery, Mrs.Illingworth being the first to notice the blaze. The alarm was at once given and help was soon on the spot and in a short time the: fire was thought to have been extinguished, and many who had gathered’ on the scene returned to their homes.

The fire, however, seems to have reached the attic of the adjoining building, owned by Mr. J. Drynan, and occupied by Mr. P. Downey as a confectionery and dwelling, and from that it communicated with Mr. W. Willoughby’s building on the corner, and there the family were aware of its proximity when the fire had broken through the ceiling. They were compelled to quit the house with little more than the clothing on their backs, Mr. Willoughby himself being almost overcome by the smoke before he could reach. the open air.  Mr. Illingworth’s family were also driven forth in equally as hasty a manner, with little time to save anything.

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No date–land across the river occupying buildings before town hall was built–almonte.com

 

The firemen worked heroically, but with the fire underneath the iron roof it was a most difficult problem to handle, and it was impossible to save the buildings, and so quickly did the smoke and flame envelope the whole structure that there was no chance to remove the contents even on the ground floors.

Mr. Downey was fortunate in getting out the most of his belongings, but Mr. W. J. McDowall, who had removed from the building only a few weeks ago, lost considerable stuff he had stored in the back premises.

 

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View from St Pauls towards town hall c 1905–almonte.com

 

The three buildings are a total loss, and both Mr. Illingworth and Mr. Willoughby are heavy losers in stock. Mr. Illingworth placed his total loss at about $11,000, with insurance
amounting to $2,600. Hr. Willoughby estimates his loss at $5,000 with $2,000 insurance. Mr. j Drynan had $1,300 insurance on his building, and will not be such a heavy loser
as the others. The loss to Messrs Illingworth and Willoughby is a serious one, and much sympathy is felt for them by their fellow citizens.

Mr. Willoughby has already been endeavouring to get another store in which to open up again, but so far he has been unable to procure one. Business stands are scarce and not easily obtainable at present.




 

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In Loving Memory of

George Illingworth, June 26, 1850 – June 20, 1927.

His wife, Nancy Berryman, Dec 3, 1844 – Nov 16, 1924.

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