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Remembering the Martins — Hardware Store Almonte

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Remembering the Martins — Hardware Store Almonte
January 1957 Almonte Gazette

Two popular residents of Almonte received felicitations from their fellow citizens on Saturday, Dec. 29th in the persons of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Martin. It was the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding milepost comparatively few people live to observe. They spent the occasion quietly at their home on Bridge Street with their family and friends dropping In to tender congratulations.

Mr. Martin retired from business as a hardware merchant, and heating equipment contractor only last May. In his time he was a colorful, public spirited man having served for many years as a school trustee and as fire chief. He was an ardent supporter of all outdoor sports taking great interest in hockey, baseball, curling, and in his youth was a lusty- lacrosse player.

“Hughie” as he was known affectionately by a large circle of warm friends and admirers was a hearty man—they don’t come much better in this little world. Both Mr. and Mrs. Martin are natives of Arthur, Ont., and they were married in 1896. Mrs. Martin was the former Miss Florence Magee.They were married by the bride’s uncle, Hev. H. S. Magee, assisted by an uncle, John Fisher and the minister, Rev. A. W. Tonge.

Following their marriage they resided at Brantford, Bradford, Toronto and Ottawa prior to coming to Almonte in 1909. Mr. Martin served his apprenticeship in the plumbing and tinsmithing trade with his father at Arthur, Ont., From 1909 until 1940 Mr. Martin was in charge of the plumbing and heating department of the former Taylor Bros, store in Almonte.

From 1940 until May, 1956, he conducted a plumbing and heating contracting business of his own, on a large scale, and also operated a hardware store on Bridge street. He found time to serve for 25 years in the Almonte Volunteer Fire Department, 15 years of which were spent as chief of the brigade. He also served from 1915 to 1956 as a member of Almonte School Board and latterly as a member of the Lanark East High School Area Board.

Mr. Martin played on the Almonte lacrosse team for a number of years and managed the local team during the time they won the intermediate championship of Eastern Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are members” of Almonte United Church and prior to the union of Trinity and Bethany churches, belonged to Trinity Church. Mrs. Martin has brought up a family of four girls and two boys. She also-found time to take a keen interest in flowers. She took an active interest in all church work. The couple have four daughters, Mrs. W. D. Denyes, (Alma), Mrs. G. S. Boardhurst (Estelle), and Mrs. James Clemons (Isobel), all of the United States, and Elizabeth Martin, who is a teacher in Toronto; two sons, Jefferey of Almonte, and Robert of Toronto, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Of the immediate family present for the celebration were. Elizabeth, Alma and Jefferey. Both Mr. and Mrs. Martin are in good health and many congratulatory messages were – received. Jan 3 1957

NIvan and Elizabeth Pretty Anniversary and Poem — Audrey Armstrong 1966

The First Burns Anniversary Supper Almonte 1830 notations Of Bairns and Burns

Mrs. T.C. Smith Dies Day After Marking Diamond Anniversary Genealogy

Mr. and Mrs. George Lashley 59th Anniversary Lanark

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Oct 1972, Sat,  Page 42

Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 2– Thirteen Years ago..

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Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 2– Thirteen Years ago..

Play whilte looking at photos

Giant Tiger Photos —Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 1

Kim Martin Elder shared a memory.

 It’s been 13 years since we moved into our “new” location and there’s been lots of changes over the years. I look at the photos and have great memories of that day. Our part timers, who seem so young back then, have all gone on to do their own things…jobs, marriages, and families of their own. I feel old now. 😄 Then there are the “lifers”. We’re still hanging in there, but we have more grey hair now and move a little slower these days. 😆 Lastly, there are the people who are no longer with us…the ones who moved onto other jobs, the lucky ones who retired and the ones we lost…Francine and Kristine, you’ll always be in our hearts.

Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


— with Ryan St Germain and Stephanie K.
Kim Martin Elder
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Kim Martin Elder
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The big unveiling.
Kim Martin Elder
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Kim Martin Elder
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Kim Martin Elder
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— with Rob Lacasse.
Kim Martin Elder
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Kim Martin Elder
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— with Ashley Ellyce and 2 others.
Kim Martin Elder
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— with Ashley Ellyce and 2 others.
Scott Reid-Kim Martin Elder
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Ray Dulmage-Kim Martin Elder
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Kim Martin Elder
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This is where the big guy starts to get all choked up, and we think it’s so cute.
Kim Martin Elder
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Kim Martin Elder
August 14, 2008  · 


Kim Martin Elder
Kim Martin Elder
Kim Martin Elder

Also read:

Giant Tiger Photos — Where Everyone Knows Your Name — Part 1

Ivan and Elizabeth Pretty Anniversary and Poem — Audrey Armstrong 1966

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Ivan and Elizabeth Pretty Anniversary and Poem — Audrey Armstrong 1966
March 31 1966
Obituary for Ivan William PRETTY (Aged 75) -
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Jul 1966, Thu  •  Page 34

Very sadly Ivan died soon after in July. How sad I was to find this.:(

George Goodson Pretty Genealogy Part 2

Clippings of George Goodson Pretty

Annie and Ethel Pretty Bridge Accident 1927

Ken Manson– Interview with Helen & Jimmie Dodds, Side 1 -“Did you ever hear the story about the fellow who was shot up Bob Pretty’s there”?

Mr. and Mrs. George Lashley 59th Anniversary Lanark

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December 3 1953

 

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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Buttons and Quilts by Sherri Iona (Lashley)