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Does Anyone Know This Wee Girl? The Gift of Crystals

Does Anyone Know This Wee Girl?  The Gift of Crystals

A few weeks ago while waiting in line at Shoppers Drug Mart, a mother (I assume) and young girl were ahead of me. The little girl was talking about all of her “crystals” and she had a pocket full of them. Her mother asked her to ask me if I would like one. She was adorable and gave me the ones in the photo above. Me, being me, told her that I would plant them in the woods where all the magical fairies live.

I would love for them both to find out how much I need that! It was a bad day, and it made me feel so much better. And, if there is any chance I’d love to mail a letter from the fairies to her, thanking her!

Here’s hoping!

Jenna Rattray

Related reading…

Fresh Fairy Foot Marks Earth On a Charcoal Pit Westport Perth –McNamee

Faeries on the Malloch Farm

The Faeries of McArthur Island- Dedicated to the Bagg Children

Oddities — Lanark County Puffball Mushrooms

Beware of the Lanark County Fairy Rings

The Banshee of Kingston Mills

People of Lanark County Andrew Dunlop 1944

People of Lanark County Andrew Dunlop 1944

Mr. Andrew Dunlop, an esteemed and well known resident of Carleton Place and Almonte, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilbert J. Porterfield, Lake Avenue West, on Wednesday of last week. Mr. Dunlop was in his 90th year. Mr. Dunlop was a man younger looking than his years and enjoyed good health until his illness, which occurred on Saturday, October 28th. Up until that time he was able to take his walks to the barber shop and enjoyed meeting and conversing with old and new friends whom he met from time to time.

Mr. Dunlop’s passing is widely mourned by his friends throughout the whole district. Born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1885, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dunlop, he came to Canada with his parents in 1870, and settled in Guelph, and later at Fergus, Ont. In 1872, the family moved to Almonte where Mr. Dunlop entered the employ of the Rosamond Woolen Company. He remained there 49 years, 40 of them as overseer. In 1922 Mr. Dunlop was forced to retire due to ill health. On September 4th, 1878, Mr. DunIop was married to the former Miss Agnes Lindsay Gilmour, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Gilmour at the home of her parents on the 8th line of Ramsay, by the late Rev, Mr. Lougheed.

In 1936 Mr. and Mrs. Dunlop came to visit with their son-in-law and daughter . Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Porterfield, and were only here a short time when Mrs. Dunlop passed away, since which time Mr. Dunlop has made his home in Carleton Place. The late Mr. Dunlop was one of Almonte’s oldest and best known citizens and since coming to reside in this town had made a host of friends. He was well read and kept close contact with current events through his daily newspaper.

The death of his young grandson, Flying Officer Andrew Porterfield, overseas, was an almost overwhelming blow from which Mr. Dunlop never seemed to recover. As husband and father he had met all of his years with a brave heart and cheerful courage and it was always more natural of him to think of others than of himself. Mr. Dunlop lived a full and well rounded life with an abundance of philosophy and good humour that enabled him to endure a great deal and he leaves behind him a good name and the inspiration of a friendship that will be cherished by those who knew it.

During his long years of residence in Almonte, Mr. Dunlop was active in many of the town’s affairs. He was a member of Bethany United Church and was deeply interested in its welfare. He was a member of Mississippi Lodge, A. F. & A. M. No. 147, Almonte, for 67 years and some time ago was given the 50-year veteran jewel and the Past Master’s 50-year medal and was the oldest living member at the time of his death.

Left to mourn are five daughters (Ethel) Mrs. W. J. Porterfield, Qarleton Place, (Gertrude) Mrs. Harry Reynolds, Calgary, (Inez), Mrs. Charles Lay, Toronto, (Olga) Mrs, Arthur T. Roberts, Desplain, 111., U. S. A., (Roberta) Mrs. Grdon Brown, Toronto, also two sons, Mr. Frank Dunlop, Ottawa and Mr. Russell Dunlop, of Calgary, and one brother, Mr. David Dunlop, North Adams, Mass., and one sister, Miss Tena Dunlop of Almonte.

Two daughters, Delcia and (Jessie) L. Thompson, are deceased. The funeral took place from the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Porterfield, Saturday afternoon. A short service was conducted at the home by Rev. D. C. Munro, minister of Memorial Park United Church at 2 o’clock and the cortege then proceeded to Almonte for service at 2.30 at Bethany United Church by the minister, Rev, W. J. Scott. Buried at Almonte Interment was made at the AuKirk Cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were Messrs. George Clement, W. C. Pollock, William Coxford, Robert Hogg, Nelson Washburn and Dr. Kelly, all of Almonte. The active pallbearers were P. S. G. Mac Porterfield, Messrs. George George Buffam, Elmer Walker, Harry Buffam, Elmer Walker, Harry Gilmour, Roy Gilmour, and W. W. Pollock, K. C, Many beautiful floral tributes were received evidence of the high esteem in which Mr. Dunlop was held.

Born in Paisley High Church, Renfrewshire, Scotland on 02 Sep 1855 to Andrew Dunlop and Christina RODMAN. Andrew Dunlop married Agnes Lindsay Gilmour and had 9 children. He passed away on 01 Nov 1944 in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada.

Andrew Dunlop
2 Sep 1855Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1 Nov 1944 (aged 89)Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Auld Kirk Cemetery
Mississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
203007189 · View Source

1911 Census

Name:Andrew Dunlop
Marital status:Married
Race or Tribe:Scotch (Scotish)
Birth Date:Sep 1856
Birth Place:Scotland
Census Year:1911
Relation to Head of House:Head
Immigration Year:1871
Dwelling No.:60
District:Lanark North
District Number:89
Sub-District:17 – Ward 2
Sub-District Number:17
Place of Habitation:Bell St
Occupation:Boss Filler
Own Account:Yes
Works at:Woolen Mill
Weeks Employed:52
Life Insurance:1000
Can Read:yes
Can Write:yes
Family Number:63
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeAndrew Dunlop54Agnes Dunlop53Ethel Dunlop27Olga Dunlop16Delsie Dunlop16Rufuta Dunlop11
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
April 19, 2019  · 

It’s Photo Friday! In 1952 the Elders of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church posed for a group photo.
Back Row: Poynter, S. Cavers, H. McRae, T. MacCracken, H. Lowry,
L. Paul, W. Armour, N. Featherston.
Front Row: P. Dunlop, A. Arbuckle, Dr. L. Sheine, G. Allan, E. Cram, (not present W. Campbell) Nov. 1952″.
Photo by “Ernie Foote Photographer Box 589 Carleton Place”.

Miss Christena Dunlop –Teacher Church Street School

Fred Dunlop 100 years old

The Band was Amazing but the Coke Driver Let Jack Hastie Down CPHS 1951- Delmar Dunlop

The John Dunlop Burial Site Almonte

The Memories of Dunlop Hill

Sometimes When You Least Expect it– The Dunlop Issue

The Dunlop House — Saturday is the End of an Era in Carleton Place

Remembering People of Carleton Place —Clara Morris

Remembering People of Carleton Place —Clara Morris
Thanks to Tom Edwards
Clara Morris and Grandpa Tom Ferguson

Thanks to Tom Edwards

Downtown Carleton Place
June 19, 2019  · 

This is Erwin “Tex” Morris.
Born and raised Carleton Place, Tex moved to Ottawa in his early 20s, and that’s where he got his nickname.
He says everyone he met in the city loved his Ottawa Valley accent, remarking on his use of the word “lad” and pronunciation of “bank” and “bag”.
They said he spoke like a cowboy from Texas, so, from then on he was Tex.
Carleton Place is Tex’s hometown.
You never know who you will meet, or the stories you’ll hear in our wonderful town.😊
Thank you, Tex.
Jason Porteous
June 19, 2019  · 

Heres a couple of old pictures of Erwin from some old pictures of my grandmothers. His mother was my grandma’s aunt (aunt Clara). Hope he gets a chance to see them.

The Mayhew Sisters Business Women of Carleton Place — Schwerdtfeger Genealogy

The Back Room and the Rag Doll– Women of Carleton Place 1970s

Women Who Made a Difference in Carleton Place — Mrs. Lim of the New York Cafe

Lanark County Women –Deborah B KERFOOT

A Town Founded by Women and Gossip

Madison ‘Maddy’ Richardson – Strong Women of Carleton Place

‘Little’ Bits of Ernest Little — Almonte

‘Little’ Bits of Ernest Little — Almonte

Almonte Gazette November 7, 1946

Ernest Little, who has carried on the pick-up aid delivery service for the C. P. R. in Almonte since it was established some years ago has given up that post and is offering his equipment for sale, Mr. Little has been in the carting business for the last 40 years, as his father James Little was before him. At one time the Littles had four waggons on the go, the late Edward, a brother of Ernie, driving one of them. Dan Larocque, a returned soldier who has been carrying on a light trucking business in town for upwards of a year, has taken over the C. P. R. contract now.

Name:Ernest Robert Little
Birth Date:6 May 1886
Birth Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death Date:1 Aug 1969
Death Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:Saint Pauls Anglican Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:Y
Spouse:Laura Berry Little
Children:Leonard Ernest LittleKeith Gerald LittleKeith Gerald LittleWilmot Thomas LittleAnnie Laura Honeyborne

Ernest Robert Little

BIRTH6 May 1886Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
DEATH1 Aug 1969 (aged 83)Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
BURIALSaint Pauls Anglican Church CemeteryAlmonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID97334914 · View Source

1969, Thursday August 14, The Almonte Gazette page 3
The area was saddened recently to learn of the death of Ernest Robert Little who passed away after a lengthy illness at Almonte General Hospital on August 1st, 1969. He was 83 years of age. Born and educated in Almonte, he was the son of the late James Little and Margaret Dunlop. He was married in Almonte to Laura B. Toop who predeceased him in 1966. Mr. Little was well known in the area through his work as a carter for the C.P.R. He is survived by one son, Wilmonte of Almonte; and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Honeyborne, (Annie), Almonte; Mrs. Victor Tinsley (Dorthea), Carleton Place and Mrs. Tom McElligott (Retta), Renfrew, Ontario. He leaves 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bert Gunn (Mary), Brantford, Ontario and Mrs. Jack Joss (Rose) of Almonte. He was predeceased by two sons, Leonard and Keith. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. C. C. Conliffe at St. Paul’s Church, Almonte, on Sunday, August 3rd, 1969. Interment was in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny O’Neill, Lawrence Jones, George Hourigan, Ross Stanley, Vincent Ford
Contributor: Gary J Byron (49329383)

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Feb 1943, Sat  •  Page 11

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Mar 1956, Tue  •  Page 28
Julia Waugh Guthrie
23h  · 
The story behind these photos. This is Colleen Guthrie and her sister Rena Hastie, who just happen to be the daughters of long time Carleton Place barber Howard Little.
The bench they are sitting on was in their fathers barber shop ( I am sure many of you males reading this have sat on it a time or two).
Colleen and Rena were telling us last night that they sat on it quite a number of times while waiting for Howard to finish up work.
Colleen celebrated her 91 st birthday yesterday, there is a lot of years worth of memories on this bench
Happy Women of Carleton Place.. I just love this picture.. Just love it.
Julia Waugh Guthrie
17h ·
Just love this picture of my Mother in Law Colleen Little Guthrie.
From left to right, Jean (Lackie )Poulin, Doreen (Bennett )Bigras, Colleen (Little)Guthrie, bottom row, Brenda (Dunphy )Schaller. The picture was taken at the Howard Little homestead on Victoria Street. A Little has occupied this house for almost 100 years.
Julia Waugh Guthrie
June 24, 2020  · 

We managed to buy this beauty. Bruce’s grandfather ( Howard Little)is the 4th from the left back row. Love the fact we got part of the grandstands.
Also the grandfather of Naydene Naydene Guthrie Gardiner, Angie Hastie, Lynn Card and Mike Downie
Colleen Guthrie is also related to Howard Little — She was his daughter and I have already mentioned Rena Hastie who was her sister. have known Colleen Guthrie for years and came across this photo this morning. You can see Colleen cruising around with her sister Rena Hastie some days in Carleton Place.. and it’s always an amazing day when I see them at Card- Seccaspina family functions and able to bask in their wonderful conversation. Two of my favourite ladies from Carleton Place..
You have heard of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlor game based on the “six degrees of separation” concept, which posts that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. Movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between an arbitrary actor and prolific actor Kevin Bacon.
Well Howard Little is finally related to me in a round about way.. Rena Hastie’s father was Howard Little. Lynn Hastie-Card​ well that was her Grandfather. Lynn Hastie Card and I are the grandmothers of Tenley and Elia who Howard Little was their great great grandfather.– It’s true isn’t it Lynn?? LOL Photo from Julia Waugh Guthrie— Okay Julia you tell me your affiliation so we can document history here LOL

Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?

So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?

This postcard was sent by a friend in 1907 asking Eva to come visit her in Carleton Place. I always love buying these as I try to find out who they are. The sender only had their initials, but I still could track down Eva Muir from Renfrew. Eva passed away in April of 1930. I could find out no more information about her.

Photo Inquiry Postcards

Story About A Postcard —– Baldy Welsh to Horace Merrill 1908

The Carleton Place “Booth Era” Postcards — Vintage Postcards Soon to go on Sale!

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Debunking a Postcard 1913 — Strange Ephemera

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

Another Postcard Look at Carleton Place

Carleton Place 1912 Postcard

Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

A Street With More than a Name–When Postcards Bring Back Memories

Know Your ” Pop Stars” from the 1900s —Marie Studholme — Emma Buffam Files

The Postcard Courtship of Emma Buffam and Dugald New – Episode 3

Vacationing with the Lanark County Folks in 1000 Islands 1938

Vintage Photos of the Gals — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 4

Vintage Photos of the Gals — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 4

This is Dorothy (née Jamieson) and Warren Dunlop’s wedding in 1943 or 1944.I don’t have all the people identified, but from L-R back row looking at the picture:Minnie Dunlop, Teddy Jamieson, Unidentified, Marion (née Hamilton) Jamieson, Dorothy (née Jamieson) Dunlop, Jean Jamieson, unidentified, Eleanor Jamieson, Bella (née Thompson) Jamieson (the matriarch and all the Jamieson girls’ mother.Jake Caldwell thanks!

Nancy Jamieson — My aunt Dots wedding … so all my Jamieson aunts and my Granny Jamieson. And my mum is 4 in from the left – Marion nee Hamilton …

Doug Caldwell
Doug Caldwell

October 30, 2020 Carleton Pla

Heilans Lanark Caldwell Reunion 1899 — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop – Part 3

The White Pines of Carleton Place — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 1

Did you Know About the Caldwell First Nation?

Glory Days in Carleton Place — Doug Caldwell

What do the Darou Family of Bakers and Minnie the Hooker Have in Common?

Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans”

The Second Location of Darou’s Bakery in Carleton Place?–Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 2

Revolutions of Death at Caldwell & Son’s

The Waterfront Gastro Pub Carleton Place

The Waterfront Gastro Pub Carleton Place
Thanks to Mark and the Waterfront Gastropub for the wonderful buffet they had for the Caldwell- Dunlop and Jaimeson reunion Saturday October 30,2021.. Pictures just do not do it justice… It just was so wonderful and the food kept on coming.

Don’t forget the Gastro Pub is closed until Nov 9th for repairs.

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Carleton Place

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You Would Never Find Warm Leatherette at the Local Carleton Place Tannery

Brice McNeely, a Tannery and Eggs Benedict

A Piece of History that Few Talk About and I Don’t Blame Them!

The Carleton Place House with the Coffin Door

Chief Irvine Preys on Motorists According to Almonte

Chief Irvine Preys on Motorists According to Almonte

August 1931

Carleton Place claims great latitude is being shown by Chief Irvine in respect to traffic law enforcement. As proof of this it claims the chief’s records show only three Almonters were summonsed on traffic counts this year. As Almonte’s car driving population is a mere fraction of the total volume passing through Carleton Place, it is interesting to speculate on the total number of convictions obtained in the period under consideration.

If we took the three secured against Almonters and worked it out on a proportionate basis the result would be stupendous and would well justify Councillor Carson’s claim that it wouldn’t take the chief long to pay for a car through the fines he secured. In view of all this it is interesting to read the following from The Perth Courier:

“Complaints have been made by some motorists of the United States that speed traps exist in some places in Canada, particularly in Ontario. As far as Perth is concerned no such “traps” are used, and so far not one United States motorist has been up against a charge of speeding here;, and for that matter not one Canadian motorist up until this week”.

These speed traps are in direct contradiction to what Colonel Price, the Provincial Attorney-General, says about them, He says:

‘Because man is a tourist is no reason to why he should be allowed to travel at a dangerous speed, but municipalities should not seek to increase their revenues by increasing the amount of fines. There is some ground for complaint, but not with the Provincial police. Tourists should be treated the same as our own people. Our instructions to provincial officers are to enforce the laws, but not -by means of speed traps.’

The above just about proves all The Gazette sought to prove because regardless of Chief Irvine’s records Carleton Place has a hard name when it comes to preying on the motorist.


It would seem that Almonters are not the only motorists who exceed the speed limit in the various towns and cities of our fair Dominion. I t grieves us to inform the public that a Carleton Place man appeared in the local police court, Tuesday, and paid $10 fine and $2 costs for driving too fast on Bridge Street in Almonte. The man in question brought a Carleton Place lawyer with him and fought the charge but was ordered by the magistrate to pay the above mentioned contribution into the public coffers.

Have you read? Going to the Chapel –Drummond Whalen and Johnson of Carleton Place


Ray Paquette16 hours

I’m old enough to remember when Chief Irvine patrolled Carleton Place in his personal vehicle, a gray Chevrolet, four door, ca 1946, the car, I mean. This was before the council purchased police cars, in the late ’40’s or ’50’s,,,

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

February 1946 Almonte Gazette— H. E. Cornell, Army provost officer in Carleton Place daring the war, was engaged by town council on Monday evening to work with Chief C. R. Irvine. Tenders were called and 11 applications were received. Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Constable Ray McIssac, and Police Chief Herb Cornell. They are proudly standing in front of a newly acquired Ford police cruiser on Mill Street in 1960.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Jun 1936, Wed  •  Page 21

The Bat Signal of Carleton Place

The Sometimes “Keystone Cops Moments” of the Carleton Place Police

The Carleton Place Police – Whatcha’ Goin’ to Do When They Come For You?

The Scene of the Crime – It was 68 years ago today

Constable George McDonald — The Fearless Mermaid of Carleton Place?

Dog Day Afternoon — The Only Bank Robbery EVER in Carleton Place

What’s in the Back Seat? Another Story of Our Carleton Place Police Force

82 Bottles of Booze on the Wall – 82 Bottles of Booze

Vandalism 1974 in Carleton Place

Some Halloween Haunts in Our Area

Some Halloween Haunts in Our Area

Friday Night October 29…. its all back up!!!

PLEASE NOTE due to the storm this week, this display got totaled. Hopefully it will be up by Saturday

Perry, Steph and Sophia have something new this year. A Halloween extravaganza up this week. 267 Stonewood Drive, Carleton Place every night from 6-9pm (off the Beckwith 9th line)– It’s off Country Lane estates drive,,. there is no light so drive slowly and go right to the end of the road. You can’t miss it.Halloween Town comes to the area..PLEASE do not go on the GRASS.. it would be appreciated.

PM me Linda Seccaspina for anything else we should add.. Happy Halloween

october 27–If you went to 267 Stonewood Drive, Carleton Place last night to see the big Halloween display Steph said the storm yesterday and wind took its toll so according to Steph -” He’s got a lot of work out there to do!” so be patient

Downtown Carleton Place– The Downtown Carleton Place scarecrow stroll starts this sunday and goes till Halloween night !!!

The Carleton Place Recreation & Culture Department is pleased to present the 2nd annual Carleton Place Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Grab a map, or online link, and travel through our Carleton Place neighbourhoods to participate in the scavenger hunt.
The Carleton Place Neighbourhood Halloween Scavenger Hunt will be taking place on October 30th & 31st.
Maps and links will be available starting October 29th, 2021. Interested participants can access Scavenger Hunt maps in the following ways:
-Pick up a paper copy of the map outside of the Carleton Place Arena (75 Neelin St) starting Friday October 29th at 10:00am,
-On the Recreation and Culture Department Facebook Page starting Friday October 29th at 10:00am,
-On the Town of Carleton Place website: www.carletonplace.ca starting Friday October 29th at 10:00am
Participants are reminded to remain on the sidewalk/street while participating in the Scavenger Hunt.
For more information, please contact Jessica Hansen: jhansen@carletonplace.ca / 613-257-1690

Haunted House on George Street Carleton Place

A house of Zombies or Witches 😀 #TheHauntedHouseOnGeorgeSt

Take a picture with the Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters at Springside Hall on Lake Ave East.. Remember to #supportlocal Photo by John Rayner and Family:0
4th Annual Carleton Place Pumpkin Parade! Monday November 1st from 6:00-7:30 PM, Pumpkin Drop Off and Contest Entry 5-6 PM
What are you doing the night after Halloween? Don’t throw out those pumpkins just yet! Bring your jack-o-lanterns for display to our FREE all ages event! Together we’ll light up the paths at Carleton Junction (beside Wool Growers & behind the Carleton Place Police and Fire Stations) Parking off of Lansdowne Ave. and side streets where permitted.
Monday November 1st! Come out and enjoy the pumpkins of Carleton Place, in an event led by the Carleton Place & District Youth Centre staff and volunteers.
ENTER YOUR PUMPKIN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN! Drop off your carved pumpkin with event organizers between 5-6pm to be judged in our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Local personalities will be judging designs at 6:30 pm with the winners being announced at 7:00 pm.
LED Battery Tea Lights will be provided for your pumpkin(s).
Hot chocolate and popcorn will be for sale to help raise funds for CP Youth Centre!
Pumpkins will be composted after the event.
Mask wearing and physical distancing encouraged. Please so kind as to wear a mask and to try to maintain distance when approaching staff and volunteers.


This is from Jeff Maguire, from The Carleton Place Sister City Committee

Good Morning Everyone:

Jason Collins, president of the Franklin and Williamson County Sister City Board, arrived safely in Carleton Place this morning and Ralph Shaw loaded the 2021 Giant Pumpkin for Saturday’s Pumpkinfest in our American Sister City for the journey south. As you will see in the attached photos there has never been a better fit. It went onto the bed of Jason’s rental truck with about three inches to spare on each side. Ralph and I were amazed! We’ve never seen anything quite like it. A perfect fit!! This one isn’t orange/yellow in colour but more between brownish/green.

Ralph calls this “The COVID Pumpkin. It’s a little sick!” I love that! But in all honesty it is such a nice shape and size that the colour seems immaterial somehow. Thank you Jason for coming to Carleton Place and picking up the pumpkin. It wouldn’t have gone south without you and we appreciate you taking the time to carry out this important task. It was so nice to meet you! A bit of a “flying visit” Jason but I know you enjoyed visiting CP, briefly. Please bring your wife next time and stay longer! Safe travels tomorrow on your long drive back to Tennessee from the Thousand Islands.

Thanks Ralph for all your efforts in securing and managing another real beauty. Awesome Ralph! Thank you are well to our members Nancy Code-Miller (vice-chair) and Kathy Maguire for taking part today in the rain and cold. NOT a nice day here, to say the least! It was much warmer for all of us in the restaurant at lunch. Thank you as well to Amanda Charania, Joanne Henderson and the Town of Carleton Place for all of the nice souvenir items they were good enough to provide for our special guest Jason today.

Good to see you this afternoon at the Chamber office Jackie. Sorry we missed you at the Town Hall Doug. But Jason has left you a little something courtesy of Mayor Moore in Franklin. To Jackie and Kate Murray at the BIA, I’m sorry the pumpkin couldn’t be displayed downtown this year but getting it to Franklin was our first priority this time after the lost year in 2020 due to COVID. To our Franklin friends, we are now looking forward to hearing how Pumpkinfest goes on Saturday. Wish we could be there! Maybe next year? (Send photos please!)

BEST WISHES,Jeff Maguire,Chair,The Carleton Place Sister City Committee

Lock Up Your Dogs — Devlin’s Cat Has Rabies 1929

Lock Up Your Dogs — Devlin’s Cat Has Rabies 1929

November 1929

During the past week says the Carleton Place Herald, a cat belonging to Mr. W. Devlin scratched a couple of the children, a very unusual thing with the pet animal. A day or two later the cat again showed ill-will to the family by biting Mrs. Devlin on the hand. The scratches on the children healed naturally but the bite became alarming and a physician was called.

The history was to prove that the cat had been bitten by a dog some5 days previous. The cat was destroyed and the animal sent to Ottawa for examination when it was found to be a pronounced case of rabies. Those affected are progressing favorably and no serious results are expected. In the meantime the authorities have taken all precautionary measures to stamp out the trouble, and all dogs are ordered to be tied up in the meantime.

In 1911, Philadelphia drug company H. K. Mulford announced a new rabies treatment kit that could be shipped directly to doctors and was simple enough that “physicians who have had no previous experience may successfully apply it.” The kit is a reminder that even the best medicine is of no consequence if it is not available and affordable.

The treatment consisted of 25 injections of rabies vaccine: three on the first day, two on the second, two on the third, and one each day after for 18 days. Each dose was slightly stronger, or more virulent, than the preceding, so that the body could build up immunity. Because the vaccine had to be “fresh” to be effective it could not be stocked by druggists. Subsequent daily doses were shipped directly from Philadelphia in a special Caloris vacuum bottle (not unlike your coffee thermos).

Today the post-exposure treatment for rabies consists of four doses of vaccine given over a two-week period. The injections are usually given in the upper arm.

The museum’s rabies vaccine kit, from the early 1920s, contains the following: three ampules of rabies vaccine, doses one, two, and three; 26 syringes with physiological salt solution; 26 needles for the syringes; two metal piston rods and two metal finger rests for the syringes; one two-dram vial of tincture of iodine; two charts for recording cases; one letter of general instructions; two stamped return envelopes; one record-of-treatment blank; and one vial of sterile wires. The treatment at this time had been reduced to only 21 doses to be administered one a day for 21 days, and the Caloris vacuum bottle was replaced with a cardboard mailing tube.

1881 Census before he was married and he worked at a sawmill. His father’s name was Charles so he went by William


Name:Chas W Devlin
Marital Status:Single
Birth Year:abt 1868
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Carleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Son
Religion:e c
Occupation:Saw Mill Hand
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Name:James Devlin
Father’s Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Eliza J Devlin
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Division Number:

1911 Census William worked at Findlay’s

Name:Chas W Devlin
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Marital status:Married
Birth Date:5 Jan 1868
Birth Place:Ontario
Relation to Head of House:Head
Religion:Church of England
Occupation:Foundry Laborer
Hourly Wage:400
Working at Trade in Factory or in Home:F
Months Employed at Trade in Factory:10
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
District:Lanark (South/Sud)
District Number:81
Sub-District:Carleton Place (Town/Ville)
Sub-District Number:2
Family Number:49
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeCharles Devlin33Florence Devlin32Verna W Devlin6Lloyd E. Devlin4


Related reading

Eva L. Devlin Pilot Crashed at Perth Fair

The Devlins and Weldon Armour– Ray Paquette

Dishing up the Memories of The Devlins

What was Puking Fever? Child Bed Fever?