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Samuel Hawkshaw- Carleton Place–Carleton Blazers of Bells Corners

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Family Photos of Arthur Williard Toop & James Henry Martin

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Family Photos of Arthur Williard Toop & James Henry Martin

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Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin

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Root and Toop family  Erin Township, ca. 1890 – 1939.

John Henry Root was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Root. John attended S. S. #9 Erin Township beginning in 1859. On 11 July 1894, John married Martha Ellen Reed (3 April 1871 – 31 October 1922) who was the daughter of Nathaniel and Nancy Reed. John Henry had a brother named David Oscar Root (1872-1937) who was married to Gertrude Eloise Nicholasina Watson (1879-1945). David and Gertrude has five children together; Ernest Robert Watson Root (10 October 1902 – 26 October 1979), David Nicholas Root (05 November 1905 – 30 March 1989), John Henry Haines Root (17 October 1908 – 17 November 1991), Ebenezer Hames Haines Root (28 September 1910 – 07 June 2001), and Gertrude Martha Elizabeth Root (15 August 1921 – 1921). John Henry Haines Root attended Awrey School, S.S. #9 Erin Twp., and Hillsburgh Baptist Church. He was elected M.P.P. in 1951, representing Wellington-Dufferin; he retired in 1975; he served on the Ontario Water Resources Commission and Hearing Boards. He married Lillie Matilda Toop (30 July 1906 – 5 October 1997) in Almonte, Ontario on 20 July 1932. John and Lillie met while she was teaching in Wellington County.

Lillie was a schoolteacher from 1928-1932. She was born in Almonte, Lanark County to Walter Augustus (Gus) Toop and Margaret A. Lawford. She attended S. S. #6 Ramsay Township in Lanark County, beginning in 1913. She started her teaching career on Manitoulin Island in 1928 until 1931. She then moved to Wellington County where she was the principal of the two roomed Hillsburgh Public School, and also taught senior students from 1931-1932.

John and Lillie lived in Erin Township on concession 3, lot 20. They had six children; John Bennett Root (24 May 1933 – 19 February 2016), Ada Lillie Marie Root (27 June 1934 – 4 September 1936), Evelyn Margaret Eloise Root (18 July 1938 – 23 May 2017), George David Walter Root (15 August 1939 – ), Robert Orville Winston Root (11 November 1943 – ), and Alfred Clayton Henry Root (25 August 1948 – )

 
 
 
 
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Margaret Martin with “Irene’s Kids”— The original Art’s Variety on Townline Road, then known as Wayside Inn when owned by my Great-Grandparent’s Arthur & Della Toop (owners from 1939-1948). Photo was taken in the early-mid 1940’s. My Grandmother Margaret Martin (nee Toop) standing with friends in the back row on the left.  From-When You Needed “Variety” You Went to Art’s or the Wayside Inn 1940s — Photos
 
 
 
 
 

The Mystery Ruins of Carleton Place- Photos by Adam Dowdall

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ph 50479: Black and white photo of the Toop family standing outside their family home in Almonte, Ontario, ca 1914. Gus Toop is in the centre of the photo; his wife, Margaret Toop, is beside him on the right, and his daughter Lillie Matilda Toop is on his left. The other five siblings in the photo are not identified–click

More Photos of the Ruins of the First Methodist Parsonage

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More Photos of the Ruins of the First Methodist Parsonage

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For those who have grown up on William Street in Carleton Place, we all know of the ‘Old Stone House’ at the very end of the road. Here is what it once was, as her Grandmother Margaret & her friends “raided” the house. Even then, this house was empty-and for my Grandmother & her friends, this was a wonderful playhouse. Early-Mid 1940’s–Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin” From–The Mystery Ruins of Carleton Place- Photos by Adam Dowdall

 

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Clipped from Nanaimo Daily News,  28 Feb 1898, Mon,  Page 2

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 02 Aug 1975, Sat, Page 53

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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The Mystery Ruins of Carleton Place- Photos by Adam Dowdall

The Old Stone Home on High Street–Memories

 

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The Grand Old Ladies of Carleton Place

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal04 Nov 1950, SatPage 24

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Martha Amelia Hawkshaw (Wilson)--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

Family History by: Amanda Armstrong

My maternal 3rd Great Grandmother was Martha Amelia Hawkshaw (Wilson). Martha was born on June 3, 1854, in Huntley Township. She was 1 of 11 children of Abraham Wilson and Georgianna Bradley and she married Samuel Hawkshaw in 1873. They had ten children and she died in 1950 here in Carleton Place. Before her death, she was dubbed the “Grand Old Lady of Carleton Place” upon entering her 97th year. She’s buried in the Anglican cemetery on the 8th Line and used to live in 51 Lake Ave West. Her daughter Ida, my 2nd Great Grandmother, also received the “Grand Old Lady of Carleton Place” title.

 

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Martha Amelia Hawkshaw (Wilson) with Mary Amelia “Minnie” McGee (Hawkshaw), her grandson Norman McGee, and great granddaughter Alice McGee--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”


I’ve also attached the only photo I have of her. The large version of this photo includes her daughter Mary Amelia “Minnie” McGee (Hawkshaw), her grandson Norman McGee, and great granddaughter Alice McGee. The quality isn’t the best with the full version, but I’ve included it anyways.

 

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Ashley Raymond Kerr--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

Mary McGee’s other son Albert McGee married Lois Iona Kerr; Daughter of Ashley Raymond Kerr and Jane Albertha “Bertie” Hawkshaw.

 

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Jane Hawkshaw--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

I’m including the photo of Jane Hawkshaw, or Aunt Bertie as we called her, because I LOVE this photo and I know you will too! Bertie is the daughter referred to in the article on Martha, as the one of whom she was living with on Lake Ave. Mom, while attending Caldwell, would sometimes go over to her house for lunch. 

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51 Lake Ave

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-Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

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Albert McGee--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

I’ve included Bertie and Ashley’s wedding announcement, as well as photos of Ashley, Lois, and Albert. Lois use to work as a Bell Operator here in town; Photo included of her and others at work.

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-Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

Some of the ladies who were the Bell telephone operators in Carleton Place. Photo- Bonnie Tosh of Carleton Place originally gave me the names awhile ago– with  Audrey MacDougall, Eve Gilhuly, Norma McKien, Helen Smich, Lois McGee, Norma Andison, Lous MacDougall, Inez Doucett, Retah Jennings Lalonde’s Real Estate Page, Mc Pherson, Phyllis – Mc Pherson Phyllis, Shirley F Nesbitt and Joan Whalen. You can read about the telephone in Carleton Place HERE

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Lois Iona--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

Bonnie Tosh is the daughter of Lois and Albert, and she’s a dear cousin who I’ve gotten a few of these photos from. 

Thank you Amanda for all your hard work. If you would like to share family photos email me, Linda, at sav_77@yahoo.com



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When You Needed “Variety” You Went to Art’s or the Wayside Inn 1940s — Photos

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun

When You Needed “Variety” You Went to Art’s or the Wayside Inn 1940s — Photos

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Remember Art’s on Townline which is NOW MacEwen’s Gas?

This was the place to go and see your neighbours, grab a cup of coffee, weekend groceries and get your lotto. Bill Brunton mentioned:”don’t forget the Beckwith Butcher that was on the right hand side!” This photo is from January 2012–the last photo of Art’s before it was gone. Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

As you know I go “kookoo for coconuts” when I see photos. Photos tell us so much about history, and now that we can document them online we can see them anytime we want and hopefully forever. Thank you Amanda Armstrong for sharing these with us and a big hug to your “Gram”.

If you have photos send them to me sav_77@yahoo.com and I will share history with the world.

Lizzie Brunton just emailed–“I was thinking about old stores in CP today. My first cashier job was at Art’s Variety on Townline. I miss that place, Art was a great boss. That store had everything from fruits, vegetables, deli meat to fireworks lol.

 

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Great view of what William Street use to look like. With a view of Wayside Inn in the back, and a very bare Townline Road. Taken late 1940’s, Della Toop standing in front of the landmark tree at our family’s house. -Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

Kim Martin ElderAnd a quick side note…before it became Art’s Variety, it was known as Riverview. That was the name when Livingstones owned it.
Rick Redmond– And even before that it was owned and operated by the Black family in the 1950’s.

 

 

 

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Another great shot of Wayside Inn –1940’s-Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin” The little boy is William (Billy) Purdon taken in front of the store when his parents Gilbert & Mary Purdon owned it

 

 

 

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Early 1940’s in front of Wayside Inn (Art’s Variety). Dalton Jelly with my Grandmother Margaret Martin (nee Toop)--Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

 

 

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My Great-Grandmother Della Toop in front of the Wayside Inn sign with my Grandmother Margaret on the left, with the view of William Street in the back. Early 1940’s–Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

 

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The original Art’s Variety, then known as Wayside Inn when owned by my Great-Grandparent’s Arthur & Della Toop (owners from 1939-1948). Photo was taken in the early-mid 1940’s. My Grandmother Margaret Martin (nee Toop) standing with friends.Standing with her are Valda (Spinks) Blackburn, Orlene (Walters) Hamilton & her brother Barry Walters. Photo from Amanda Armstrong-From the photo collection of Margaret Martin”

 

Again thank you Amanda and  Margaret Martin for your generosity.

 

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun

The Mystery Ruins of Carleton Place- Photos by Adam Dowdall

 

Kim Martin Elder
May 25, 2018  · 

My grandparents Art and Della Toop owned the store between 1939 – 1945.
I don’t know if Rick remembers these name tags, but I got them made up for all of us when we worked for Art Diotte. He eventually changed the name to Art’s Variety.

Linda Gallipeau-JohnstonThe best fruit stand ever!!

Dan WilliamsI remember it when it was called Black’s

Terry Latham–Think it was Ed. Moss that had it.

Wendy HealeyIt was a great store. Would stop and get gas and a treat on the way home from town. The floors were so worn with so many people going in and out. Bought our meat there.

Carole FlintAnd isn’t that where The Beckwith Butcher was before his current location-The old building was torn down

Wesley ParsonsA lot of local kids worked there as well. Art was a real character!

Jeremy StinsonThere were 2 men named Art that owned it over the years. Art Martel was the second one.

Rick SchnauferArt Diotte was the first Art

Tina LaRocqueI was one of those kids. I ended up babysitting for him instead cause I wasn’t very good at the store part

Rick SchnauferI think Livingstones owned it in the early to mid 70ks before Art Diotte bought it around 76

Sue Black-Parks ColtonMy grandparents Cliff and Muriel Black owned the store at one point, they had a fresh meat counter, a lunch counter, I think it was in the mid 60’s they had it. My Dad Morley Black would deliver groceries.

Found this old photo and article from Desmond Devoy in 2012-CARLETON PLACE – Why isn’t the gas flowing?


That was certainly on the mind of a female motorist who pulled up to MacEwen’s gas station on Town Line Road in Carleton Place recently.


She had pulled up to the pump, hopped out, opened the gas door, grabbed the nozzle, inserted the nozzle into the tank and pulled the trigger.


Read the rest here..https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/3796446-art-s-old-gas-station-to-be-demolished/
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