Here are my grandfather’s art (5 signed Mississippi Lake paintings by Dr. H.K. Box Carleton Place Dentist)) that I purchased last week at an auction. (Mary Henry estate on Bell Street in Carleton Place. They may seem fuzzy because they were all in frames……I’m so happy to have brought them back to the family. Enjoy! –-Gary Box
Linda Tomosky Box At the auction everyone was quiet when the bidding started and Gary was the only bidder. I think people knew who he is and why he wanted the pictures.
Graeme Box Those are great to see.
I used sit with him at that spot on front of the old cottage and he would teach me how he did them. I still have one l did sitting beside him.
- Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.
This is the home of my great grandparents Robert and Jemima Box. Photo–Gary Box
Eventually Christina McEwen Muirhead moved to Carleton Place with her three children to a residence she owned in the town. The house stood on the south east corner of an otherwise vacant one acre lot. The lot was bounded on the West by William Street, on the East by Bell Street and on the South by James Street. The house was later to become the family home of William and his wife *Mary Gillies and their five children: Arnold, Eleanor,Ralph, Kenneth and Ida.
Years later when Christina’s daughter Mima (Mrs. R. E. Box) was married she was given a quarter acre lot on the South West corner (William and James). They built a large 5 bedroom brick home there in 1900. The wood trim in the house came from the family farm in White Lake. The timber logs were taken to nearby Waba, milled into the proper lumber and transported by horse and wagon to Carleton Place.
There is a beautiful oak stairway that leads to the upstairs and the dining room was panelled in oak, and very hard to come by “Bird’s Eye Maple”. The grandchildren were born in the James Street house, the funeral of Dr. Dan Muirhead, and Christina Muirhead died in this very home. Both the former Muirhead and Box homes still stand in Carleton Place and the trees planted with love from a bygone era still stand and are the lone witnesses to ongoing time.
Next-Dr. Dan (Dr. Daniel A. Muirhead)
*From the collection of Linda Seccaspina-Mary Gillies Muirhead posted this note on this death card.–The Lost Gilles Family Ephemera Rescued
*Jessie Comrie- Nurse to all the Muirhead children Death Notice–Mary Gillies Muirhead posted this note on this death card.–From the collection of Linda Seccaspina–The Lost Gilles Family Ephemera Rescued
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)
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.