This is my great grandmother Mary I knew this existed and my sister finally found it Thanks Deb!
Mary was a very independent woman when she left for the West. She left her 3 young daughters with their Dad When I was young a family from the west would always visit and stay at the farm It took me years to figure out the connection.
My grandmother gave my daughter Tami this basket When Mary passed this was what my grandmother received from her Mother.
Not sure if there were items in the basket My grandmother Ruby gave it to Tami to use as a bed for her baby bunny rabbit When I found out the history of the basket I confiscated from Bunny immediately Lol
As a family we have virtually nothing of our Great Grandmother so each piece of her is precious But the gift that she gave us were her three daughters and son We spent many happy hours visiting Aunt Edith and Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Johnny and their families That is the greatest gift of all.
Willard (October 9, 1917 – October 4, 1956) (son) Mary (January 23, 1886 – March 7, 1964) (mother) (Pioneers) Mary James came alone fromLanark, Ontario to the OBED area where she had a little store. At OBED she met Duncan Carmichael whom later bought a dairy in Hinton on the east side of Hardisty Creek. The Hinton Dairy was run by Mary James and her son Willard. The land was then sold to Vic Webb. The farm house on the James Ranch was the old Bliss station which was originally located near the current Brick at 566 Switzer Drive. This farm house is now located at 187 Mountain Street. Willard married Marie Woodley and lived in Hinton until his death in 1956. Mary also remained here and looked after Mr. Carmichael until his death. She also passed away in Hinton.
Every member of the crew received a small version of the large poster. The large one was three to four feet in size. It was in the front window of McCann’s Billiard Hall right into the late 1960’s when, I believe, the Pool Hall closed. This was likely the most honoured location in town for it.
As the victory was national in scale and since most of the crew went to war in a year or two, the townspeople must have felt very special about the crew members.
Anyone who’s ever paddled in a good war canoe team will know about the pain and bonding which comes with the synchronicity of the strokes over a long distance. There are no heroes. Every paddler is equal and must dig deep on every stroke.
Marlene Springer When we had the parade for John Edwards I remember I brought my air horn to the parade and I think I emptied the HOLE CANISTER the town was SO PROUD (1972)
This is the first Carleton Place Canoe Club’s all woman’s war canoe crew. Darlene Page’s grandfather was the coach–Her aunt’s also in the photo too (lady girl on the right) Her grandfather, Clarence Waugh, was in the middle standing. Darlene’s Aunt’s name was Deloris Agnel, maiden name Julian. The year would be 1940s
Men’s 1/2 Mile and Mile War Canoe team, Carleton Place Canoe Club 1907. Members were: (Left Side, looking toward the front of the canoe) H. Morphy, A. McCaw, W. Hunter, A. Dunlop, J. Winthrope, M. Lamb, A, Robertson. (Right Side) C. Lamb, W. Knox, J. Hockenall, M. Ryan, F. Milliken, G. Gordon, N. McGregor, A. Keyworth (capt.). The Carleton Place Canoe Club is visible behind the canoe and to the left is a house that was torn down, and the Navy Corps building is now in that location.
Jack Shail, Jeremy Bell, Marty Laskaris, Shane Edwards, Peter McGregor, Richard Cook, Mike Roy, Logan Trafford, Roger Gardiner. Shaking hands with Jack Shail is “Bunny” Bond. Brother of Joey and a member of the Canadian Champion war canoe of 1920. He and the Sinclair brothers always came to the annual regatta.
This image from the 1920 Canadian Canoe Association Regatta shows the war canoe team reaching shore. Events took place at Lake Park on Mississippi Lake. “Carleton Place proved a genuine surprise in the CCA Regatta held here today. The Junction town humbled the haughty Parkdales in the half mile war canoe race in a magnificent finish and were second in the mile. the romped away in the Senior Fours in another stirring finish.” – Ottawa Evening Journal, August 9, 1920.
First photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Second photo Below–Wendy Healey–The picture you have posted with the girls war canoe has Lisa and Louise Armour, Heather Kneen, Tracey Mills, Deanna Barry, Julie Kirkpatrick, Linda Black. Probably in the back may be myself, Wendy Armstrong, Catherine Elliot, Margot Findlay, Debbie Hine, Louise Hine etc. The war canoe changed every year…
Did you know that the Canoe Club held weekly sports in front of their club house at the foot of Charles Street: tilting jousts, four man canoe racing against the war canoe crew, crab and gunwale races were some of the events staged.
This hand drawn map from 1888, shows details of the Caldwell Property, which later became Riverside Park. It’s very interesting. The building marked as “Carriage and blacksmith shops” later served as the Canoe Club headquarters.–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
This amazing postcard was part of a recent donation. Wow! It’s a composite photo by Hammond Studios of Carleton Place, and celebrates the 1907 Carleton Place Canoe Club War Canoe CHAMPIONS OF CANADA!
The C.C.A. was held in Montreal that year, and the C.P.C.C. decisively took the half mile and the mile War Canoe events.
The town organized a “grand procession” for the boys when they returned. “Headed by the Citizen’s Band, Commodore Cram, the Mayor and council, club patrons, the victorious crew paraded from the clubhouse to town hall in a handsomely decorated and illuminated carriage, followed by a crowd of citizens and about 200 boys with torches, many in costume. The town hall was packed in every part – it was jammed inside and outside. By the time the procession arrived pandemonium reigned. ” Carleton Place Herald, Aug. 20, 1907
1977..Dartmouth…Canadian Championships…Ivan and I were going up to the Start….Frank Mills was on the balcony of the MicMac Club as we passed…he heard people laughing and guffawing about us as we passed by……we won Sr. Men’s C2 1000m by open water…. John Edwards
With regards to Milano’s, there was a music store selling new CD’s when I opened the restaurant. It was owned by a guy named Bruce who used to come in for lunch. Great store and he employed several high school students. As a teenager, I spent all of my allowance on music from Sam the Record Man and others, so I thought Bruce’s store was great. He was in business for 5 years, but he told me he wasn’t making enough profit to stay open – that was his time limit to become viable.
After that, it was a sheet music store. It was also a coffee shop called ‘Sounds Like Coffee’ which was run by Roger Weldon and his girlfriend. They marketed to high school students and allowed smoking in their establishment to attract that segment. Then it was Simon Gold.
The place was hopping today at the Mississippi Golf Club in Appleton today What a great crowd…… Elsie turned 100 today!!!!
Elsie Clyde Voyce was born in Elham, Kent, England on April 7th, 1922 and emigrated to Canada the following year, arriving in Saint John, NB in January of 1923. She was one of six children and the last remaining. She married my maternal Uncle, Thomas Bernard Voyce in 1947 on his return from overseas, fighting in WWII.-Michael Doyle
I’m posting this picture of a very dear lady to me Elsie Voyce it’s her 99th birthday today…. This woman is like my grandmother I love her very much she’s a very kind and loving soul and she means the world to me happy birthday sweetheart…. Many more… Love you always Elsie That is her daughter Brenda with her very dear friend of mine
Today is the celebration of life for this Beautiful lady…. Now she isn’t my grandma but I consider her my grandmother….Grandma Elsie was such a beautiful loving and caring person. This amazing woman touched so many people lives and her smile would light up a room.
I would joke around her when I would see her or on our almost daily phone calls and then she would laugh and giggle….I am so going to miss talking to her or seeing her….
My 100 year old grandma Elsie would call us if we missed a day of calling her to make sure we were OK…..Can you imagine calling to make sure we’re OK….. She knew my phone number by heart….
Grandma Elsie I will forever love you and miss you but I will never forget you xoxo…..
We lost an amazing person but God gained another angle to look over us….
Love your grandson Mike
Elsie Voyce — obituary
Voyce, Elsie I.
(An amazing woman known for her strength of character infectious smile and compassion. She had a tremendous love for animals and was devoted to her family and friends.)
Passed away with her loving daughters by her side on January 15, 2023 at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Elsie (nee Clyde)
Of Carleton Place, Ontario. In her 101st year.
Survived by her three daughters Brenda Munro (Bob), Darlene Monette (Dan), Carol Drummond (Ron) and predeceased by her husband Tom and long-time friend Earle Brooks as well as her granddaughter Stephanie. Proud “Nanny” of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren. She was the treasured “Aunty Bunchy” to many nieces and nephews. Elsie formed close bonds and friendships with all that knew her and she will be especially remembered by close friends Theresa Drummond (and sons), Jerry Flynn and Shirley Sadler. A special thank-you to all her “girls” from Carebridge whom she loved dearly as well as Dr. Gillian Buckley for her care and support. Donations in memory of Elsie may be made to the Humane Society or the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital.
Hi Linda. I have two pictures of my Dad (Cam Hughes) in a band called the Top Hats back in 1954. I’m wondering if you can post these pictures in hopes that someone may know the other band members. My dad played the piano.
The Top Hats performing at the Carleton Place Town Hall in 1954. Art Drader (trumpet), Jack Peckett (sax), Cam Hughes (piano), and Howie Peckett (drums). Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
This is one of the songs they would have been playing. Number one song 1954
Some musical history of Carleton Place Art Drader etc.
The Carleton Place invasion of Smiths Falls led to plenty of whoopee yesterday, and among the highest notes of the fun were the boom of the tuba, the whine of the trombone in the Carleton Place Citizens Band, not to mention the many whoops for Drum Majorette Bonnie Dunlop, seen here with Bay Chambers (left) and Arthur Drader (right).
The gentleman standing in the back with the dark shirt is Leslie Boston ( my father ) who was the piano player for the Valley wood choppers.
So wonderful to see pictures posted of the people who were part of Carleton Place
Ted Graham was a music teacher in Arnprior, and continues to live there now.
The man on the left is my Dad, Jim White not his brother Eddie White. Both were musicians back in the day.
Photo Art Drader/ Trevor smith
photo-Wayne Hedderson-1985 at the CPHS Football Reunion!
Llew Lloyd After you posted this the first time , I checked an old yearbook and found a picture of a group that preceded this one , ” The Bonaventures” . Included in that photo were Jack Shail , his brother Wayne and Terry Giffin . I also remember going to a highschool dance pre Coachmen that ” The Viscounts ” played at . Later on Ron Latham played drums for another ” garage band ” group, that perhaps one of your followers remembers the name of.
The group that my dad was in after the coachmen was Styx and Stonz which formed into the Wax Museum with Donnie (Oofie) Price, Wayne The Flame Mcquaid, Roger Plant, Claire Porter, Gary Edwards and Stan Hastie
A few pictures this morning of the OYB Lampliters with Art Drader as Director.. The book of memories of Arthur Drader was put together by Audrey Drader for Father’s day. Trevor Smith– Anyone know these fellas from the Lampliters?
Carleton Place and Almonte Revelliers with Art Drader as Director.. The book of memories of Arthur Drader was put together by Audrey Drader for Father’s day. Trevor Smith
Memories–The book of memories of Arthur Drader was put together by Audrey Drader for Father’s day. Trevor Smith– Anyone know these fellas? — with Dan Williams, Reg Cross, Ray McGregor Audio Shrine, Mirray McGregor, Carl McDaniel, Thiel Porteous, Art Drader, Bill Doyle, Bob Giffin, Chubby Flynn, Joe Henderson, Lornie Hudson and Grant Hobbs, Marriage Celebrant.
Dan Williams This was our first reunion 1982 I think.
Memories today– A few pictures this morning of the OYB Lampliters with Art Drader as Director.. The book of memories of Arthur Drader was put together by Audrey Drader for Father’s day. Trevor Smith—
I would love to write about everyone from the community in great detail but the issue is: we have limited amounts of Carleton Place newspapers at the Museum and sometimes my World Wide newspapers archives search brings up very little. That’s why I rely on all of you, and thank you for your help and especially Bonnie Hanham for all your photos and help. Thanks Richard Hanham for sending in that newspaper clipping.
It take a village to do things sometimes.
Thanks to all of you and those that drop off old Canadian newspapers to me. Once I document them they go to the Museum.
WILLIAM HANHAM OBITUARY
SEVEN LAKES — Dr. William James Hanham, MD, 74, died December 5, 2005. Memorial service 11am Friday, St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church; inurnment will be private. Boles Funeral Home in charge.
Published by Charlotte Observer on Dec. 7, 2005.
Dr. William James Hanham, MD, 74, of Seven Lakes died Monday, December 5, 2005 at Moore Regional Hospital.
A memorial service was held December 9 at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Seven Lakes with Rev. Fred Thompson and Rev. Robert Brown officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date.
Born in Toronto, Canada on September 30, 1931 to the late Archibald and Jean Kennedy Hanham, he graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1955. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, the Lions Club, and Sandhills Regional Library Board, and he served as chairman of the Moore County Library Board. He was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Edmund Hanham.
Surviving are wife, Bette Jane Hanham; sons, Greg Williams Hanham, Richard Daniel Hanham, Gerald James Hanham all of Canada, John Douglas Hanham of Troy; daughters, Bonnie Elizabeth Hanham of Pinebluff, Jane Patricia Parsons of Aberdeen; five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 456, West End, NC 27376.
Dr William James Hanham
7 Dec 2005
From U of Toronto Alumni Magazine
Good Morning Linda,
As requested, I have attached what pictures I could find that I thought were appropriate to Carleton Place. My Dad was the picture taker in the family so not many of him. The pictures should be self-explanatory in the name but if not, please let me know.
My Dad was born September 30, 1931 in Toronto and lived there until he and my Mom moved to Carleton Place in July 1956. He went to the University of Toronto for medical school. Also, he was on its swim team and was Canadian University champion in the Butterfly (early 1950’s).
My Dad first worked with Dr. Johnson, hence his name on the stain glass window of the Johnson home. After that he set up the Centennial Medical Center with Dr. Dobb, Dr. Ferguson, and Dr. Redfern (who moved to Texas in 1978). My parents moved to North Carolina in May 1978.
He also loved a good poker game, bridge game, or chess game if anyone was willing. He was also an avid reader with special interest in history using the library, always. He was a great promoter of libraries.
He gave up a huge Carleton Place practise to move to North Carolina in 1978. He was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, the Lions Club, and Sandhills Regional Library Board, and he served as chairman of the Moore County Library Board and delivered Meals on Wheelswhen he was forced to retire after illness.
When a baby was born in Carleton Place, and he delivered them, he had a photo taken and all the photos were all posted on his outside wall of his office for parents and parents to be to see.
He was a warden of St. James Anglican Church in Carleton Place from 1964-1967 and was successful in raising money for a St. James renovation with the above article that got attention and got the parishioners out. Read-Debate to Close St. James — Mary Cook– 1967
Before OHIP he would think about the patient first and think about payment after. He had a sense of humour, and loved history. The clipping above was part of the extra billing with OHIP strike in 1986 and the lone doctor working was Dr. Hanham at the Centennial Medical Centre where he worked.
Dr. Hanham served on many many boards— two full terms when he was a Carleton Place councillor and was instrumental in insisting Carleton Place have fluoride on water when he was on council. He said he would sue the town if they did not do it and it happened after many many years of in-house fighting.
Dr. Hanham was my favorite doctor growing up. He was always able to keep my mother calm when one of us 3 kids was sick or injured. Then again, I loved playing with his children as well. Miss you very much, Jerry.
There was Dr Hanham, Dr. Dobb, Dr. Ferguson and one other that worked out of the Centennial Medical Centre back in the early 70’s. My mom, Eileen Brown was Dr. Dobb’s medical secretary. A fine group of individuals that were like one big family .
Dr. Hanham took over Dr. Johnston ‘s practice when Doctor Johnston retired.That would be around 1967. Dr Hanham delivered one of my children.
My Dad was on the town council for a bit in the 60s, I think. It was the same time as Mr. Cook. He was on the school board from 74 to 78, I think. Also, both my parents were very active in St. James Anglican Church. He was also the coroner for the area.
Above picture: Back L to R: my Dad, cousin Christine, cousin Ross, and me. Front L to R: my brothers; Gregg, Richard, Jerry, and John
Thanks to Bonnie E. Hanham
As requested, I have attached what pictures I could find that I thought were appropriate to Carleton Place. My Dad was the picture taker in the family so not many of him. The pictures should be self-explanatory in the name but if not, please let me know.
Almonte’s Tom Keon and Bill Hanham of Carleton Place claimed the “second event and Ontario Medical Association Trophy in the OMA bonspiel at Lon- don’s Ivanhoe Curling Club III Seagram’s 5 Star became best-selling whiskies in Canada on the weekend. Top award the Lederle Trophy in this 130-rink event went to Dr. Dan Jones. Niagara Falls foursomes skipped by Dr. . John Mclver and Dr. John Clarke were the other ot the four game winners. The champions will represent the province in the Canadian finals in January. —
A lovely new home on a large treed lot in Carleton Place is owned by Dr. and Mrs. William Hanham. Dr. Hanham is a collector of antique wooden-work clocks which will be on display, as will be two sets of antique dishes and other family heirlooms. This home combines the old and the new to create a large, comfortable family dwelling for the Hanhams and their six children. IODE House Tour-
He was born in Carleton Place and was the son of one of Carleton Place’s best-known and respected doctors, Dr. William Hanham (deceased), and Bette Hanham who resides in Seven Lakes, N.C.
John attended both elementary and high schools in Carleton Place, and was very involved in many sports activities here, including hockey, soccer and cross-country.
John was a member of the Troy Jaycees and was a Senior Warden at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Troy.
He leaves behind his mother, Bette, three brothers, Gregg of Ottawa, Richard of Carleton Place and Gerald of Gatineau, Quebec, and two sisters, Bonnie Hanham of Pinebluff, North Carolina and Jane Drzewicki of Junction City, Kansas, and many friends in Carleton Place. He was also a loving uncle, affectionately known as “Uncle Butterball” to Liam, Karolina, Samantha, Sierra and Alec.
Blames Lord’s Day Act For Animals’ Death. James D. Eadie of Vars, Ont., has found the Sabbath Observance law a great hardship. March 1907
James was bringing a consignment of selected imported Clydesdale animals from St. John N.B., to Carleton Place, and through delay and the continual shunting about during Saturday night to make room for other trains that had to be held over, two of the animals died.
Both were mares with foal and were valued at well on to $1,000 apiece. Mr. Eadie is one of Eastern Ontario’s steadiest importers of Clydesdales and had brought this lot of Allies and mares over from Scotland. With those that died on the journey, they were worth in the neighborhood of $10,000. The animals had Just come off the ship after a two weeks’ voyage, but with a quick trip overland and a rest at the end of that time would, the owner firmly believes, have easily withstood the trip.
On the way up from St. John on Saturday night his train was run into the yards east of Farnham, Quebec but Mr. Eadie was too busy looking after the stock to inquire the name. He says that the cars were shunted and jerked about the yards nearly all night to make room for other trains. This, as every stockman knows, is harder on animals than even cold or short rations, and it was little wonder that animals not in the best of shape succumbed to it.
For this reason the owner claims that the animals would have pulled through if they had had a trip through. Out at the fair grounds Mr. Eadie told his experiences to some of his brother stockmen, who expressed their sympathy and also the conviction that live stock should have the privilege of a through trip. The remainder of the some dozen or so head of horses reached their destination all right and are resting up to for the sale which is to be held at the Queen’s hotel, Carleton Place, Ontario on Tuesday afternoon next, under the auspices of the Carleton Place Horse Association.
Queen’s Hotel- Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwth Heritage Museum
You know I realized sitting at my computer that Andrea McCoy is on many of my pages but never had her own page LOLOL.. She does now that I can keep on adding to.
1977 Almonte Gazette
John Closs —Lawrence Lalonde and Yves Leroux from Balderson Cheese on the outside.Young men. Andrea McCoy Centre
Taken in 1977 at Bladerson Cheese Factory- Andrea McCoy- Lanark Dairy Princess 1976-1977 and Betty Jenkins Ontario Dairy Princess 1976-1977- Taken by Inez McCoy, Betty was down touring the area and they were on a tour of the cheese factory
from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Holstein Banquet February 1977 Andrea McCoy right–Margo Allan on the right– Cathy McRae – Wood in middle
Betty Jenkins Ontario Dairy Princess 76/77 and Andrea McCoy Lanark Dairy Princess 76/77. Hersey Plant Smiths Falls
This is Andrea McCoy-Naperstkow from the The Lanark Federation of Agriculture and I have known her for two years online. Wednesday was the first time we met and hugged each other hard. It’s like I have known her forever. I also got lost in Perth (who does that?) and she came to rescue me. You might remember her mum Inez McCoy who used to write for The Canadian. I now have a very special friend for life.
She is also mistress of the radio on BARNYARD BREAKDOWN on Valley Heritage every Friday at 12:05 after the news 98.7
By Mary Cook Citizen special correspondent CARLETON PLACE-
What happens to a congregation, when it reads in the local newspaper that its church is no longer needed, and since its purpose has become so insignificant, the only solution is the auction block? The congregation gets angry. That’s what happens. And that’s exactly what the wardens of St. James Anglican Church wanted to happen.
A couple of weeks ago a large block ad appeared in the local weekly paper, stating that a debate would be held to deal with the following resolution: “Resolved: that the church of St. James no longer fulfils any significant purpose in the community and, therefore, the congregation should be disbanded and the church property be sold and the money realized contributed to more worthy causes.”
Even though the ad clearly stated it was a debate only, the congregation buzzed with comment and the parish hall was packed to capacity “to fight for our church,” as several put it. Dr. W.J. Hanham, a member of the affirmative team, said that only 10 per cent of the 1,500 members appeared in church on a regular basis. Even more startling was the fact that about 30 people contribute more than half of the entire church budget. Of the membership, he went on, only 15 per cent was under 35 years of age. He further reddened faces of those present by stating that local charities received more from members and the community than did St. James Anglican Church.
At this point, a parishioner jumped to his feet and demanded to know why an expensive addition was opened recently, if the church was in such need. Dr. Hanham assured the questioner he was sure the church “could muddle on with out the addition, but the wardens were not only concerned with the money issue, they were also alarmed over the steady decline in attendance, fellowship and the spiritual atmosphere of the entire congregation.”
Supporting Dr. Hanham were Allan Johnsson and Ormond Giles who reported a steady decline in church attendance all over the world. They claimed a new set of standards, the Jet Age and a decline in personal morals were fast making every church obsolete. Mr. Johnsson started a protest from the negative debaters when he said that no building is necessary for anyone to worship God. The church, he said, is failing from the lack of “spiritual support.”
On the negative side, Mrs. George H. Lossemore, herself an Anglican minister’s widow; Stewart Lancaster, a lay reader in the church; and Gerry Tinsley, deputy warden, argued the need for unity and its power as seen in the Communist world today. They cited the need for spiritual guidance and the great service the church could render. During the debate, several parishioners jumped to their feet to interject, and it was apparent that many felt strongly in favor of retaining the church and its property.
Ted Lemaistre, the rector’s warden, had a difficult time as moderator of the debate and several times had to bring the panel back to the issue at hand. Although the affirmative seemed to have a strong argument, when the vote was called at the close of the debate, the emotions of those present emphatically indicated they were determined “to retain the church and its property.” Whether they will support it with dollars and their attendance, remains to be seen.