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Merchants of Lanark and Renfrew Counties 1850 – Directory Names Names — Genealogy

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      1. 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.

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Carleton Place Directory 1859

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    Farmersville 1859 County Directory (Athens)

    PAKENHAM VILLAGE DIRECTORY – 1851

    Almonte 1859 Business Directory

    Charleston Lake Village 1800s Directory

    The Tiny Hamlet of Bellamy’s Mills 1851

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  3. 1898-1899 Carleton Place Directory

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Carleton Place Directory 1859

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Carleton Place Directory 1859

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Mississippa(sic) River, Carleton Place–Guelph Public Library Archives 

 

 

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In case you guys haven’t seen this yet..Its from 1859 – Lanark County & ( Leeds,Grenville,Lanark & Renfrew………https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/bitstream/handle/1974/8798/leedsgrenvillela00copl.pdf;jsessionid=90866F7E421F523B9D342BABE604C0F2?sequence=1

 

 

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  4. 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 (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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

    relatedreading

    LANARK VILLAGE – 1851 DIRECTORY

    Village of Lanark Business Directory 1886– 1887

    Business Directory for Ferguson Falls 1866

    Business Directory for Ferguson Falls 1866

    Farmersville 1859 County Directory (Athens)

    PAKENHAM VILLAGE DIRECTORY – 1851

  5. Charleston Lake Village 1800s Directory

    The Tiny Hamlet of Bellamy’s Mills 1851

  6. Business Directory of Carleton Place 1866 and 1867- Any name you recognize?

    CARLETON PLACE – 1851 DIRECTORY

  7. 1898-1899 Carleton Place Directory

  8. Carleton Place 1903 Business Directory –Names Names Names

Almonte 1859 Business Directory

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Almonte 1859 Business Directory

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White & Thoburn stores from almonte.com

 

 

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From Tammy Marion–In case you guys haven’t seen this yet..Its from 1859 – Lanark County & ( Leeds,Grenville,Lanark & Renfrew………https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/bitstream/handle/1974/8798/leedsgrenvillela00copl.pdf;jsessionid=90866F7E421F523B9D342BABE604C0F2?sequence=1

 

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    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 (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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

    relatedreading

    LANARK VILLAGE – 1851 DIRECTORY

    Village of Lanark Business Directory 1886– 1887

    Business Directory for Ferguson Falls 1866

    Business Directory for Ferguson Falls 1866

    Farmersville 1859 County Directory (Athens)

    PAKENHAM VILLAGE DIRECTORY – 1851

  3. Charleston Lake Village 1800s Directory

    The Tiny Hamlet of Bellamy’s Mills 1851

  4. Business Directory of Carleton Place 1866 and 1867- Any name you recognize?

    CARLETON PLACE – 1851 DIRECTORY

  5. 1898-1899 Carleton Place Directory

  6. Carleton Place 1903 Business Directory –Names Names Names

Downtown Smiths Falls 1887

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Downtown Smiths Falls 1887
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In 1887 in Smiths Falls, while Capt. Harden of the Salvation Army was conducting a service at the corner of Main and Beckwith streets, he incidentally made some plain statements about drunkenness and drunkards. A man who was drunk in the crowd, hearing remarks along this line, resented same and slipped up and struck Capt. Harden In the face, knocking him down. The captain of the Army would not prosecute the offender, who nevertheless was charged with disorderly conduct and fined $5 and costs, amounting to $10.30.
In 1887 Rideau lodge, No. 241. I.O.O.F., Smiths Falls, had a membership of 62. Today the membership reaches over the 400 mark and within the past 12 years two other branches of this order have been instituted in Smiths Falls-Chimes Rebekah lodge No. 155 and Liberty Encampment No. 67. ‘ Changes of Time.
In 1887 Mr. Wm. Lavender came home from California and brought with him a horned toad.

 

In 1887 in Smiths Falls, twenty-one firms and businesses were advertisers in the local newspaper, then called the Rideau Record. In the personnel of these firms or businesses there has been an outstanding change during that time. Today, out of that number there is not one of these men connected with a business here today, and an onlooker through these Arms’ names finds that today there Is only one case where the son’s name appears. The following is a list of firms and advertisers.

 

Former Advertisers. The following ‘ads” are taken from the flics of the Rideau Record of in 1887:

 

Graham & Foster,” the only noted cheap, cash, ready-made clothing, dry goods and millinery store In Smiths Falls

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O. Carss. general Insurance agent, representing fire, life, marine and accident Insurance
Frank Clark, sole agent for the Rathburn Lumber Co. Parties building would do well to see our stock before buying
J. Washburn’s special cost sale. Is strictly a cash sale
The Wardrobe House, second to none
M. Ryan, contractor and builder
Miskelly and Begley, a large stock of glassware and lamp goods to choose from
Mr. Horace Carley, agent for Brockville Steam Laundry
R. W. Steacy Jewellery store, where the seeker for good value in jewellery and silverware should call
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Geo. Steele, planing mill, custom planing and sawing
A. G. Foster, the Town Tailor, his clothes are unsurpassed in style and quality
Garrett’s Vienna Bakery– headquarters for all tropical  fruits in season and choice confectionery-
Dr. J. S. McCallum, as usual we have a complete stock of every, thing in the drug line, of the flnest and most reliable kind
McKimm and Loucks, have the very nicest stock of boots and shoes ever shown in Smith Falls;
Lindsay and Gilday — new goods and new prices;
Bryson Graham and Co., every department’ crowded with new goods– comparisons invited;
Lockwood and Miner, front street livery;
W. Corbett, large stock of monuments. . head stones, fencing, etc.;
Carss and Corbett building lots for sale;
Jas. Murray– a great drive in groceries

Needham’s Shoe Store in Almonte- Memories

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Needham’s Shoe Store in Almonte- Memories

 

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On the other corner of Mill and Brae was the Bank of Montreal, and George Eades Boot and Shoe Store. Needham and Son, bought out Geo. Eades later on and became a fixture in the community. Here are some comments of the folks that remember Needham’s Shoe store in Almonte.

Jayne Munro-Ouimet Linda, if I recall correctly it was located where Cortelli’s Pizza is  🙂Jayne

D Christopher Vaughan I can’t remember the exact location, but it was on the main street near Dougie James’ store I think. I remember getting our new shoes for school there. We were seven kids, and Mr. Needham would run an account so we could wear our new shoes – would stop by on our way home from school to make payments against our account. Small towns.

Susan Elliott Topping Us too and we were marched in again in the Fall for boots!

D Christopher Vaughan— Seems everyone had an account there – see following posts from Joe Ryan and Cathy Paterson. We got those big rubber Gollashes with the buckles that pulled right over your shoes in the winter. Does anyone remember picking up their repaired shoes or sharpened skates? They would be on the floor with all the other repairs, and Mr. Needham would tell you to “go in the back and find your shoes” (skates)

Author’s note-

Galoshes, also known as dickersonsgumshoesrubbers, or overshoes, are a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet.a rubberized boot. In the United Kingdom, however, a galosh is an overshoe made of a weatherproof material to protect a more vulnerable shoe underneath and keep the foot warm and dry.

Linda Nilson-Rogers Yes and Phil Needham did repairs in harness for me too! The shop was a marvel, original wood floors and shoe boxes from counter top to ceiling!

Kim Davis We had 2 full shoe stores-one was on the corner opposite the BMO–The name escapes me…2 shoe stores, 2 hardware stores, women’s clothing, men’s clothing, Stedmans drug store and grocery store …all downtown. Throw in a couple of variety stores too! Mortons and Dougie James. Happening spot!

Joanna Meehan-Harrington the other one was Procter’s.

Dawn Jones Did Dinty Scott not have a shoe store in town?

Cathy Paterson We bought all our families footwear from Mr Needham ! We ran an account their too!

Joe Ryan Aww yes Philip Needham’s ..i remember we had an account there too and once in a while my mom would give me a dollar or two to put down on the account. Philip had a very rudimentary set of books …mostly just scribbled notes. Never could figure out how he kept track of it all!!!! Quality footwear back then!!!

Sandy France Harold Procter shoes was opposite the BMO

Ronald Ford Phil all so sharpened skates and did them right.5 cents for skate sharpening

Peggy Byrne I can still picture him in his apron coming out from his workshop back of the cash

Sandy France Phil liked to pretend he was a curmudgeon…or maybe he wasn’t pretending 🙂

 

 

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

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Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series–Volume 16– Newman’s Hall

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Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series–Volume 16– Newman’s Hall

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241 Bridge Street Carleton Place Ontario

 

Newman’s Hall was built of stone for Almon Shepphard Newman merchant then of
South Crosby Township Leeds County. It was considered the best-fitted store of its
day there being 144 drawers all hand made. Dry goods, groceries, and liquors were
handled. It has served a very wide variety of public and private uses including
school, town hall, theatre and concert hall, Canadian General Electric mica-splitting
factory,  and brewers warehouse store. In 1881, Newman’s Hall was sold by mortgage to
a Montreal merchant who sold it in 1884 to Robert McDiarmid Carleton Place
merchant.

 

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This woman (and tractor) are posing in front of the stone building at the corner of Bridge and William Streets – once the Opera House, a mica factory, and later, Brewer’s Retail. McCarten House at 233 Bridge Street is visible to the right. —Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

During the 1870s, municipal offices moved to Newman Hall because the Old Town
Hall located on Edmund Street was contending with increased school attendance.
The 1873 Assessment shows that A.S. Newman owned the property valued at $1300.
In 1875 the Assessment Rolls shows that Newman continued to own the property
which was now valued at $3500. In 1878, the Assessment Rolls show the property
being listed as a school and store worth $2000. With property listed on the same lot
with a burned building valued at $500. In 1879, the Assessment Rolls show that the
burned building continues to be valued at $500 while the structure at the corner of
Bridge and William Street is valued at $1500.

In 1884, J. Robert McDiarmid purchased the property. James McDiarmid reopened Newman’s Hall as a 500 seat public concert hall and later became a shooting gallery. It was reported in the local paper that the shooting gallery was of great concern on the ground floor of the building. No other word was issued but I can just imagine what was flying out of those windows. It is not clear when the Civitan Club purchased Newman’s Hall but they sold it to Gary Munro in 1983 and it then became Munro’s Archery.

In the 1880’s  one of the many Uncle Tom’s Cabin theatre troupe toured through Carleton Place on a regular basis even thought there were constant bad reviews. The first place it played was Newman’s Hall. Here is a tidbit about Newman’s Hall: after the Carleton Place High School moved from Hurd’s Hall; it found it way to Newman’s Hall. There it became the temporary quarters for a High and a Public School class. The second floor was also used as a school classroom for the entrance class the year the “new” High School was opened on Lake Ave West. Marg Whyte remembers a friend telling her that they marched from the classroom to the opening in the pouring rain.

Newman’s Hall was also occupied by the Brewers’ Retail Store on Townline. Clicker Peden was the manager of the Beer Store that opened there along with Jack Ryan and Aubrey Nesbitt as employees. This was also the locale of the first armed robbery of any business in Carleton Place in years. Beer store employee Aubrey Nesbitt had seen two tall men walking on William Street just before 9 am when he came to work. At 10 am Jack Ryan opened the store doors for business and returned to the rear to help Nesbitt and Wallie McKittrick stock the refrigerator with beer. Read more here: The Big Beer Store Heist in Carleton Place . The  Lions Club took over the building and held their meetings and weekly Bingo games there.

Newman’s Hall- Advertisement

New Public Hall opened by Mr. Robert McDiarmid.  One of the best in this part of the country.  Auditorium rearranged to accommodate 500 people.  The stage scenery, painted by Sosman & Landis, Chicago, provides four scenes, the ‘woods’, ‘parlor’, ‘kitchen’, and ‘street’.  The drop curtain presents a view of placid waters, rugged mountain rocks and ancient castle.

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Jill Seymour–1971 the Civitan let a bunch of us 12-15 year olds use the hall for Friday night dances. They weren’t a big deal. Usually about 25 – 30 kids showed up. Someone from the Civitan sold soda and chips. There was never a problem with alcohol or fights. It was great fun!

Jim Gordon–I believe that Bill Prime was also somehow involved with the Brewers Retail during that era.

236 Bridge Street Frame House and Knowlton Grocery Store

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The Frame House next to Sibbet’s/Campbells–

The Chartrand family occupied the frame house. George, John,  and Theresa were three of the family. It was at one time the home of Ray and Emily Moffatt and Willard and Ruby Aitken

Knowlton’s Grocery Store

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In the early 20s the Barnes Family opened a store in what most people today know as McDonald Sports on Bridge Street almost across from the old  dairy.  It was purchased by Hillard McDaniel and his wife Eleanor who remodelled it with living quarters upstairs. Morna, Doris and Oliver Barnes later moved to George Street and then Clarence Emmerson’s family ran the grocery store. Jack, Ethel and Neil lived on the second floor and later moved to Smiths Falls. After that Mrs. Edith Knowlton continued the grocery business for a number of years. I would like to have her recorded here online.

What do we know about Edith Knowlton from Carleton Place?

1.She bought an illuminated sign and used to advertise community things

2. She understood her customers wanted

3.You could still run a tab at her store

4.You could order your groceries by telephone

5. You could drop in and have a chat and she served fresh coffee and had treats for all her customers at Christmas

6. Her husband ran a farm near Elgin

7. She had a daughter Janet

8. One wall of her store had happy face wallpaper

So what can you add? Please leave comments or email me at sav_77@yahoo.com

 

KNOWLTON, Edith W. (nee Crichton) In hospital, Carleton Place, Ontario, on Tuesday, March 16th, 2004, from earth to eternal rest with God in heaven. Loved wife of the late Charles Knowlton. Loved and remembered by her children, Janet and Allan; her brothers, George and Joe; a gazillion family members and relatives, friends and acquaintances, and last but not least Kaylie-Pup. After cremation, an informal time of visitation and service to remember her will be held at the ALAN R. BARKER FUNERAL HOME 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 from 1 p.m. with service in the chapel at 2:30 p.m. with the Reverend David Mullin officiating. Edith’s ashes will be interred with her late husband in the family plot. Donations may be made to Carleton Place/Beckwith Community Support. “Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

 

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 (US

 

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Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 2- Milano Pizza to Milady Dress Shop

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Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 4- Leslie’s China Shop to Rubino’s/Giant Tiger

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 5-The Little White House to the Roxy

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 7 –Scotia Bank to the New York Cafe

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 8–Olympia Restaurant to McNeely’s–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 9–Flint’s to the Blue Spot

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The Former Businesses of Carleton Place –Notes Part 3– Historical Newspaper Clippings

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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.

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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Comments Comments Comments–Documenting History

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 1– Canadian Tire to The Moose

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 2- Milano Pizza to Milady Dress Shop

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 3- St. Andrew’s to Central School

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 4- Leslie’s China Shop to Rubino’s/Giant Tiger

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 5-The Little White House to the Roxy

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 7 –Scotia Bank to the New York Cafe

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 8–Olympia Restaurant to McNeely’s–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 9–Flint’s to the Blue Spot

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 11

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12

 

Dr. Johnson Downing and Ferril I Presume? Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12 a

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