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It was 1945

It was 1945



Major News Stories included: USS Indianapolis is sunk by Japanese Submarine, War In Europe Ends May 7th ( V-E Day ), Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide, Harry S. Truman becomes US President following the death of President Roosevelt, Nuclear Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan surrender on August 14th ( V-J Day ), Germany Concentration Camps Liberated, Yalta Agreement signed, Germany is divided between Allied occupation forces, United Nations Charter creates United Nations. Some British children had grown up without seeing bananas and oranges and tried to eat them with the skins on them.

English war brides were began to arrive on the shores of Canada after meeting young Canadian men during the war. During May the Soviet Union and Allied troops entered Berlin and captured the city. Nazi Germany soon signed an unconditional surrender, ending World War II in Europe. Several high-ranking Nazi leaders were captured and several others, including Hitler, committed suicide prior to the surrender. The war had lasted for six years and several million people died as a result of the conflict. People throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and formerly occupied Western Europe celebrated the victory on May 8, , and the Soviet Union declared victory one day later on May.

Cost of Living 1945

How Much things cost

Mans’ New suit-$19.95

Average Cost of new house $4.600.00

Average wages per year $2,400.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents

Average Cost for house rent $60.00 per month

Girls Dolls House $3.19

Average Cost New Car $1,020.00

Ladies Fur Coat $70.00

Men’s Shirt $2.50

Portable Typewriter $68.37

Ladies’s hat $1.98

Chocolate Bar 5 cents


1821-1945 Oldest Family Farm Property –Mcllquham Genealogy

May 8 1945 V. E. Day in Almonte – Photos

Stories from a Photograph–The Class of 1944-1945

Remembering Private Gordon Willard Stewart WW 2 Veteran

“Nanny Shail’s Nephew”– Gerald Whyte World War 2 Veteran

May 8 1945 V. E. Day in Almonte – Photos

May 8 1945 V. E. Day in Almonte – Photos


VE-Day in Toronto

VE-Day celebrations, 8 May 1945



Today Tuesday May 8 is VE Day-Victory in Europe — the official end of the fighting in Europe in the Second World War — was celebrated on 8 May 1945, after Germany’s unconditional surrender

Thanks to Sandy and Paul France we have these great photos of VE Day in Almonte


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“The day started when George Moreau came to the town hall, rang the fire siren and then announced to all that the war in Europe was over.
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The 3 people in the truck pic: centre Len Miller, right Des Miller (cousins of mine)
Multiple people in the truck: Howie Barr, Marguerite Wrigglesworth, Eleanor Wilson (cousin). Will try to identify others later if you like”
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Among the first Canadians to celebrate were the sailors on naval and merchant ships on the Atlantic, and soldiers and airmen based in Europe. Their long ordeal would soon be coming to an end, although many would still be tasked with providing security to occupied Germany, and bringing aid to the Netherlands, where the Dutch were desperate for emergency food and medical supplies distributed by Canadian forces. Across the Netherlands, Canadians were cheered and welcomed as heroes.

At home in Canada, massive crowds filled city streets. There were parades, band concerts, tickertape dropped from the sky by aircraft, and spontaneous singing, dancing and exuberance. Offices, stores and some factories closed for the day, while other factories remained open, churning out war material for the ongoing battles in the Pacific.

Canadian students also left their classrooms to take part in the festivities, or to attend special religious services of thanksgiving. In towns and cities and rural villages there were prayers and tears of relief, as well as music, happy shouting and, for the most part, good-natured partying.

“The silencing of the guns in Europe,” said The Globe and Mail, “brought release from bondage of the spirit.” The Canadian Encyclopedia

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Almonte Gazette 1945
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May 10 1945 Almonte Gazette
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte


Remembering Private Gordon Willard Stewart WW 2 Veteran

“Nanny Shail’s Nephew”– Gerald Whyte World War 2 Veteran

Names Names Names of St. James Carleton Place Genealogy

Names Names Names of St. James Carleton Place Genealogy



Annual Report
St. James Church
1945 REV. CANON T. H. IVESON, M.A., Rector

Church Wardens

Mrs. R.E. KEAYS, Secretary-Treasurer

Ackland, Miss M.
Anderson, Miss Annie
Anderson, James, Wm. St.
Anderson, James, George St.
Anderson, Mrs. Gladys
Andison, Norman
Andison, Miss Leita
Atwell, Mrs. Robert
Armstrong, Mrs. Fred.
Bailey, Miss Joyce
Baird, Alvin
Baird, Miss Bernice
Ball, T. A.
Baker, Mrs. E.
Bellamy, Wilfred
Bennett, Austin
Bennett, Miss Dorcas
Bennett, Gordon
Bennett, Mrs. J. E.
Bennett, Victor
Bennett, Mrs. W. F.
Bittle, Mr. and Mrs John
Bittle, Mr. & Mrs. Wal. & Don.
Bleach, George
Bleach, Alfred
Bigras, Mrs. Mary
Bogaerts, Donald
Bogaerts, Peter
Bond, Harry
Boon, Philip
Bowland, H. R.
Bowland, Norman
Branford, Donald
Brazier, Mrs. Frank
Broom, Miss Mabel
Brown, Miss Mabel
Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth
Bryce, Norman
Buffam, Mrs. Noble
Buffam, Lorne
Burns, Mrs. Wellington
Burrows, Miss Laura
Bennett, Samuel
Boughner, Miss June
Bennett, Mrs. A. C.
Cassidy, Mr. Alton
Cassidy, A. V.
Campbell, William
Chamney, Miss Sadie
Chamney, Mrs. John
Clarke, Mrs. Frank
Clarke, Mr. S. T., sr.
Clarke, Mrs. Sydney
Page 10 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Clarke, Mr. S. T., sr.
Collins, Roy
Comba, Gemmill
Comba, Stewart
Cooke, Frank
Cooke, Roy
Cooke, Mrs. Wesley
Coogan, Mrs. Mina
Cooper, Arthur
Craig, Clarence
Craig, Mrs George
Culbertson, Mrs. Bolton
Cummings, Miss Viola
Curtis, Miss M.
Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Milford
Collins, Fred.
Christenson, Diane
Campbell, Harvey
Davidson, Mrs. Arthur
Dolan, Miss C. F.
Dolan, James
Doucett, George H.
Dowdall, G. E.
Dowdall, J. E., Appleton
Dowdall, Leonard
Dowdall, Lester
Douglas, Mr. and Mrs Howard
Drummond, Mrs. Lena
Dugdale, Mrs. Arthur
Dugdale, Cecil, sr.
Dugdale, Cecil, jr.
Dugdale, Gertrude
Dugdale, Phyllis
Dugdale, Betty
Dugdale, Florence
Dunlop, Percy
Duff, Mrs. M. E.
Edwards, John A.
Edwards, Thomas A.
Edwards, Edith
Edwards, Ruth
Elliott, Miss C. V.
Elliott, Miss Louise
Elliott, Miss Olivia (deceased)
Erskine, Mrs. Marion
Fanning, L. E.
Fanning, George
Fanning, Samuel
Fanning, Miss A.
Ferguson, Ross
Fleming, Mrs. Earl
France, Mr. and Mrs. George
Fraser, Mrs. Jennie
Fraser, John Francis
Freakley, Mrs. Harold
Page 11 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Frizell, Mrs. J. S.
Ferrill, Miss Marguerite
Finner, Wm.
Gardiner, Mrs. George
Garland, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Garland, Mrs. Geo.
Garvin, Lorne
Garvin, Moses
Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Giles, Mrs. Geo.
Giles, Alfred
Giles, Ernest
Giles, Florence
Gladdish, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. T R.
Graham, Teddy
Graham, James
Graham, Wm.
Grant, Miss Bertha
Griffith, James
Griffith, Norman
Griffith, Samuel
Griffith, W. L.
Griffith, John, Appleton
Griffith, W. T.
Griffith, W. J., Mary St.
Gill, Miss Dorothy
Gravillo, Mr. and Mrs.
Hadinka, Mrs. F.
Hall, James
Hale, Samuel
Hamilton, Lindus
Hamilton, Ben
Hamilton, Ed.
Harrison, M.
Harthen, Joe
Harthen, M. L.
Hawkins, Miss Bessie
Hawkins, Wellington
Hawkins, Robert
Hawkins, Joseph
Hawkins, Mrs. Wm.
Hedderson, Mrs. F.
Hedderson, Miss Rose
Henery, Mr. and Mrs. P.
Hill, Fred.
Hilliard, Mrs. Robert
Hilliard, Borden
Hilliard, George
Hobbs, Orton
Hobbs, William
Hodgkinson, A. C
Hodgkinson, Kathleen
Horgan, Miss Alice
Page 12 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Houston, Mrs. Wm.
Hudson, Mrs. A. E.
Hughes, Lloyd
Hughes, W. J.
Hurdis, Wm., sr.
Hurdis, Miss Aileen
Hyndman, Albert
Hamilton, Mrs. Alex
Hanneman, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Hawkins, Frances
Hurdis, Mrs. Ed.
Hurdis, Boya
Hopkins, Wm.
Iveson, Canon and Mrs. T. H.
Iveson, Miss Dorothy
Iveson, Miss Betty
Jennings, A. B.
Jennings, Miss Joan
Jamieson, Mrs. W. J.
Johnston, Dr and Mrs. J. A.
Johnston, Chas.
Jones, Percy
Keays, R. E.
Kerr, Alvin
Kerr, Ashley
Kidd, Richard
Kirk, Mrs.
Kidd, E. A.
Lancaster, Frank
Langtry, F. G.
Langtry, I. C.
Langtry, Gordon
Laskaris, James
Lay, Ernest
Lloyd, Mrs. Lou
Leach, Miss Vivian
Leach, Gordon
Leech, Rev. Canon
Leech, Mrs. Thos. (Rev.)
Leech, Miss Mary
Leech, Mrs. Edward
Leech, Wellington
Leach, Arden
Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Lewis, Mrs. John
Lewis, Mrs. W. G.
Lewis, Miss Fern
Lewis, Miss June
Little, Howard
Leach, Percy
Loucks, Merrill
Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. John
Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Lynch, Wilfred
Page 13 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Lynch, J. A
Lynch, Mrs. W. J., sr.
Lay, Reggie
Lay, Albert
Madge, Mrs.
Marshall, W. E. and Samuel
Marshall, Gordon
Mathews, Mrs. Harry
May, Miss Sophia
Moore, S. J.
Moore, Ernest
Moore, Herbert
Moore, William
Morphy, Mrs. Chas.
Morris, Elisha
Morris, Fred.
Morris, Mervyn P.
Morris, S. G.
Moulton, James
Moulton, Thomas
Manahan, Mrs. Annie
Morris, Howard
Morphy, Wilbert
Mitchell, Miss Jennie
Mitchell, Thos.
Mullinger, Mrs. Geo.
Munshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
McNeely, Mrs. M. and Eleanor
McNeely, Arthur, R.R. 3
McNeely, Arthur R.
McNeely, Bryce, sr.
McNeely, D. R.
McNeely, Howard
McNeely, Ossie
McNeely, Russell
McNeely, W. E.
McNeely, W. J.
McAdam, Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
McArton, J. A., jr.
McArton, Mrs. John, sr.
McArton, Stewart
McCaffrey, T E.
McCauley, W. S.
McDaniel, Arnold
McDaniel, Mrs. Ed.
McDiarmid, Mrs. Alex.
McIlquham, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
McIlquham, Miss Ellen
McKim, Hugh
McKim, William
McKim, Blanche
McLaren, Robert
McLaren, Samuel
McMaster, Mrs.
Page 14 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
McPherson, Mrs. Wilf.
McFarlane, Mrs. A.
McGarry, Mrs Robt.
Moulton, Joseph
Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Milford
Moore, Desmond
Mordy, Elsie
Neil, Miss Annie
Neil, Miss Emma
Neil, Howard
New, Mrs. Thos.
Nichols, Mrs. W. A.
Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Nichols, Thos.
Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Miron
Nichols, Abner
Nolan, Miss Edith
Nolan, Miss Nellie
Nolan, Thos
Nolan, Mrs. Frank
Nichols, Doris
Oattes, Ebert
Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Perry, James
Phillips, Harry
Pierce, Mrs. Edward
Pierce, Mrs. Kenneth
Poole, John
Poynter, John E.
Prime, David
Prime, William
Purdy, Bower
Pye, Lawrence
Pye, Hilton
Poxon, Joe
Ritchie, E. H.
Ritchie, Miss Agnes
Robertson, Harold
Rogers, M. W.
Romanauke, Mike
Rathwell, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Rathwell, Mr and Mrs. Herb.
Ryan, Miss Violet
Sadler, Mrs. H.
Saunders, Mrs. Rollitt
Saunders, Samuel
Scharfe, Mrs. Sarah
Scott, Mrs. Arthur
Scott, Mrs. Maurice
Sedman, Horace
Sedman, Miss Marjory
Shannon, Stanley
Smith, Mrs. Annie
Southwell, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Page 15 of 1945 Annual Report of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, Ontario.
Stanley, Leonard
Stanley, Marjory
Stanzel, Earl
Stanzel, Staunton
Stanzel, S. W.
Stephen, Albert and Mrs.
Stewart, Walter
Spinks, Samuel
Swayne, Allan
Stacey, John
Steele, Mrs. Milo
Sennett, Mrs A.
Saunders, L.
Thompson, H.
Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Thackaberry, Stanley
Tinsley, Victor
Turner, George
Turner, John, Lake Ave.
Tighe, F. J.
Tysick, Mrs. James
Virtue, Fred.
Walroth, Dr. and Mrs. E. J.
Warr, Mrs. Geo.
Weir, George
Weir, William
West, Fred.
Whittle, Mrs. Chas. and Dorothy
Williams, Mrs. B. Y.
Williams, Howard
Williams, G. M.
Williams, Carol
Willows, Miss Martha
Wilson, W. H.
Wilson, Harold
Wilson, Robert
Woodcock, Miss Evelyn
Woodcock, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Woodcock, Roy and Helen
Weatherstone, June
Weatherstone, Billie
Wright, Thos.
Williams, James
Wynne, George
Wupperman, Mrs.
Williams, Adam
Watson, Miss Lila

From Charles Dobie

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Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.



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