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An Update to the Kennedy House — Harold “Ozzie” McNeely

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An Update to the Kennedy House — Harold “Ozzie” McNeely

The former Kennedy House on High Street

As you know Thomas Quinn of Ferguson’s Falls led the four teams required to move this house down the frozen Mississippi River and Lake to its present site. Tragically there was a devasting fire that consumed a lot of this house in August of 2021. It is said at present that it is a complete tear down.

Firefighters with Ocean Wave Fire Company and the Mississippi Mills and Beckwith fire departments battled a fire that destroyed a home on High Street in Carleton Place Aug. 22. The home sustained over $500,000 in damage due to the fire, which originated in the basement.–READ HERE

Today I talked to Harold “Ozzie” McNeely and he told me when he was growing up the move of this house was always in conversation. They used to go up to Ferguson Falls for business (live stock) and he remembers being shown as a child where the house once existed in that village. One of his teachers in High School was a Kennedy who owned the house as they too often spoke about this house. Ozzie said the house that was moved was very small and unlike the size it was at present. The home had an addition built on to the main small house in later years.

He said it took awhile, about a week, to move down the ice with teams of horses and the house’s port of entry to Carleton Place and High Street was Nichol’s wharf which is now Centennial Park. From there teams of horses and sleighs pulled the house to its present location through the snow.

I would like to correct some misinformation regarding the Kennedy house. My Dad, Douglas Kennedy , did teach at CPHS until 1955 when he went to Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa to teach.
There had not been any previous Kennedys in the house as he bought it from a Miss Campbell in the early 50’s.
My siblings and l grew up in that house and were saddened to hear of the fire and the possible demise of our childhood home.
Evelyn Kennedy Julian

Corrected thanks Evelyn!

Nichol’s Wharf-Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum — read-Before and After at Centennial Park

Thanks Ozzie, and he also told me there used to me a small tunnel under the RBC bank was and where the safe was. Also, the Queen’s Hotel had/ has two basements and there was one tunnel to bring the beer out to the back parking lot.

The rollers that moved the house-Findlay recorded the event of his findings and this actual document is at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

INTERESTING HISTORY

To read the stories click:

The Name of the Man that Moved the Kennedy House

The House that Skated to Carleton Place — Kennedy House

Back in 2015, Carleton Place Coun. Linda Seccaspina profiled the unique story behind the home on her blog.

Known as the Kennedy House, at the corner of Flora and High streets, the home wasn’t actually built in Carleton Place. It was moved down the frozen Mississippi River from Innisville to Carleton Place during winter around 1900 by a large group of horses and men.

“Thomas Quinn of Ferguson’s Falls led the four teams required to move this house down the frozen Mississippi River and lake to its present site,” she stated in her blog post.

Carleton Place was the home’s third location. It was originally built in 1845 on land in Ferguson’s Falls–.READ HERE

Putting Together Pieces About Historical Homes– John Moore’s House –Napoleon Street

The Derry Farm of Angus McDiarmid

The House on the Cliff and the Old Bridge

The Pakenham House—- Thomas Lowe House

Glory Days in Carleton Place — Doug Caldwell

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Glory Days in Carleton Place — Doug Caldwell

Last week I wrote about Minnie Dunlop who used to run Darou’s Bakery on the corner of Emily and Bridge Street in Carleton Place. If you had no idea like I and some of the family did: Minnie not only baked her heart out, and ran that part of town like she was in charge, but she was also married to a former mayor from Carleton Place, Andrew Earl Dunlop.

Today, one of the family, Doug Caldwell called me and we had a lovely chat about the town of Carleton Place. He remembers the pool hall really wasn’t the place and Minnie often hauled her son Murray home by the ear after rescuing them from the evils of pool-playing. Oh the horrors! She was a no nonsense woman who believed in the theory that sliced bread was here to stay and purchased one of the first bread sliceing machines to stay ahead of the competition. Doug remembers her telling him to grab a stool and show Carleton Place how its done slicing the bread. He said he was pretty proud doing that job.

Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum- read-In Memory of Mike Moldowan — The Man Behind the Fries

But Doug not only helped Murray, he helped Mike Muldowan at the chip wagon and when he got there early in the morning Mike would give him a large pail of potatoes to peel. I asked him if he ate his weight in chips for payment. He said, “You know I would have, but I remember getting silver coins, Mike never paid in paper!”

His mother Edna Florence Caldwell, was a hairdresser on Bridge Street and his grandmother, Mrs. Jamieson played the organ at St. James Anglican Church, and his two aunts sang in the choir. He also remembers the horse stables in the back of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The farmers came to church with their teams and sleighs and it was quite the sight as they parked. When they left they had to unharness everything and regroup, and mumbled and grumbled. But that was not the only place they mumbled in grumbled at St. Andrew’s. In the days that Captain Hooper’s house Raloo Cottage was going to be torn down the citizens of Carleton Place were not happy. Not happy at all! So I asked him,”Did they protest?” He said they protested the way they always did– complaining in front of the churches on Sunday!”

Photo from Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Around 1950 the southeast corner of Lake Avenue and Moore Streets looked like this. Originally the site of W.A. Nichols’ Sons Lumber, it became W & S Building Supplies around 1948

He also remembers every year the gypsies–(2021 word Romani) and would set up shop on the corner of Lake and Beckwith near where Nichols Planing Mill was. He said it was quite the event as in those days the stream behind it was quite larger than it is today.

So they mumbled and grumbled about the Levine building across the street, and they muttered about the new Fleming Funeral Parlour opening up on Lake Ave West. Because, that’s the way things were done. His grandfather, Will Jaimeson was a CPR railroad man and he did the Ottawa Brockville run which was a very prestigious run in those days.

Doug remembers being put on top of one of the L carts and having his Grandfather perform a steam show so to speak. His grandfather would holler to start shovelling the coal really fast and once the steam would get up to speed it was a sight to see. So he ran the smaller wheels and then the bigger wheels to show his grandson how much power that Locomotive had. Meanwhile the coal man wasn’t too happy and he would tell young Doug that his grandfather was showing off just because he showed up.

In the end everyone moved away after the war so the family could seek better fortunes, and on October 30th, 2021, the families are all reuniting once again at the Gastro Pub in Carleton Place for a salute to the “Jamieson Daughters”. It’s time for the family to reunite, celebrate and time for the younger generations to know their history. Family reunions are the place where you remember where you came from.

Thanks Doug for the stories!

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

Clippings and a Letter from Sadie Coleman –Robert Keith Duffett Coleman

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Clippings and a Letter from Sadie Coleman –Robert Keith Duffett Coleman
June 1976-From: Robert Keith Duffett Coleman
From: Robert Keith Duffett Coleman
From: Robert Keith Duffett Coleman
Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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

Rob Coleman just posted this in the comments about men’s beards.. “Looks like my great great grandfather’s style. Here he is with my attempt at recreating it. He was from Bruce county. not sure if it counts. My great great grandfather Coleman (from Carleton Place) had pretty awesome facial hair but I have not tried to recreate it. Keep sending those photos in we love them.,
Mayor Coleman said Carleton Place was an important market town with Bridge Street sees a parade of farm vehicles and animals on their way to market. Cattle had a hard enough time moving down to the CPR station in those days–I can’t even imagine if that happened now.
Aug 8 1913
Fifteen head of cattle were killed on the C.P.R. Track about a mile south of Carleton Place after being struck by a train at an early hour this morning. A herd of 175 cattle had been driven into town by the Willow brothers yesterday and placed in the stock pen for shipment. Some time after midnight cattle broke through the fence ad proceeded to travel down different track routes.
A freight train traveling near the 10th and 11 th concessions of Beckwith struck the largest herd and before the locomotive could slow down fifteen cattle were killed or so maimed they had to be destroyed. Two head were also killed on the line west and three east of the station making for a total of 20.
In 1946 George Coleman was Carleton Place’s mayor and the population was just a tad over 4,300. Coleman’s Grandfather operated one of the first grist mills and almost won free land and water for the mill by entering in a competition which required the grinding of one bushel of grain in a given length of time. His Grandfather was unsuccessful and according to the mayor, he was the first Coleman to ever fail, so George said his Grandfather ended up buying the land and water rights.
Once upon a time an elderly Scotsman by the name of John Fraser who used to walk around our fair town brandishing a large sword. When asked if sword play was one of the off season sports of Carleton Place he answered,

“Not at all,” John said, “I’ve got this sword from England. The other one I recieved a short time ago I made into tow fine butcher knives, and this one will go the same way.”
Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Rob Coleman with Carleton Place roots‎ sent this to me at the Lanark County Genealogical Society this morning.Oldest picture I have. Great great great grandparents. Born around 1780 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Settled in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Darla Fisher Giles added the above picture- Thanks Darla!!
This is a picture of my house and Dalton Coleman, where he grew up in Carleton Place. It was taken during Home Week in 1924

This photo of 283 William Street, Carleton Place, was taken in 1923. This was the childhood home of Dalton Corrie Coleman.Coleman worked as private secretary to Senator George Cox in 1897 and as editor of the Belleville Intelligencer before joining the CPR in 1899. He advanced rapidly and before turning 40 was put in charge of CPR’s western lines. In 1934 Coleman became Vice President of CPR, and, as the health of president Sir Edward Beatty deteriorated, increasingly took over his duties. Coleman was appointed president in 1942 and chairman in 1943. The company was then engaged not only in railway work but in war production, shipping and air traffic. Under Coleman, Canadian Pacific Airlines was organized. He retired in 1947. Coleman Street in Carleton Place, site of our CPR railway station, was named in his honour. http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx…

Coleman Family History–Just for Your Records

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

Professor Vernon Hypnotist — Lanark County Favourite

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Professor Vernon Hypnotist — Lanark County Favourite
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Dec 1900, Sat  •  Page 14
Almonte Gazette Dec 1900

Prof. Vernon, as is well known, is considered the greatest American authority on these subjects. He has devoted many years to research and In endeavoring to unearth and bring to light the hidden truths that he might be able t0 take his stand before the world on his theories and beliefs and prove his statemedisHe had ever before him the desire of being able to place the science on a level with the other sciences which are closely allied to the best Interests of humanity, and no exertion “Vas too arduous ; no expenditure of time or labor too great for his accomplishment. 

He realized many years ago that the public hypnotist had the opportunity, If he would but seize It, of doing the greatest possible good by pre^wlng the people for the general use of suggestion by the physicians who dared not use It In their practice because of the superstition of the people, which was due to the fact that the subject had never been presented along the lines of truth. With this realization came the desire to make the attempt to give the masses the truth by means of public exhibition work. He had been traveling for a number of years, lecturing and giving demonstrations of the possibilities of the scientific value of these subjects, when he was induced to found such a college and accept the ruler of psychology. This Institution Is equipped to furnish the first and only reliable information ever offered to the American people, ‘treating the subjects wholly from a high educational standpoint.

The success which has crowned Prof. Vernon’s efforts, proves to us that literary and professional men appreciate the value of his earnest efforts to lift the veil of mystery which has been hanging over this valuable science, and to present In a simple form the results of his years of research. Prof. Vernon has had many years’ experience In teaching and demonstrating psychology, and has the faculty of expressing himself so clearly, that any man of ordinary Intelligence can easily comprehend his Instruction and become a proficient operator.

The science of psychology, mesmerism, hypnottam, or the force which has been designated by a dozen different men since the advent of man. It was the mental and not the material organization of man which was the Controlling influence, and today, it is fully demonstrated by the results that this is true, and that the mind of man Is the seat of all power emanating from the human body.

CLIPPED FROM
Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester, New York
14 Feb 1901, Thu  •  Page 8

Related reading

The Day the Hypnotist Came to Carleton Place

Clippings and Comments about the Hydro Dam

Because You Loved Me- Photos- Debbie Roy -from Vanessa Lamothe

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Because You Loved Me- Photos- Debbie Roy -from Vanessa Lamothe
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Thanks to Vanessa Lamothe who chose these photos of her Mum for another documentation of Debbie Roy

Gwen Sweeney DunnLovely family photos. Thank you for sharing with all of us that have known Debbie for years. ❤️

Shirley HandsBeautiful pictures to treasure

Elaine RobertsonBarb Schizkoske i have a memory of seeing Debbie on her wedding day and thinking she was the most beautiful bride I had ever seen💕
Margaret Jones DrennanSad day when we lose a family member, hugs

Theresa MatteszWonderful memories, thinking of you

September 24 at 11:01 PM  · I was so sorry to hear about the passing of my friend Debbie Roy this evening. I’ve known her and her sister Donna Lowe Ward since we, including Judy Mikolaitis, all studied dance together as children. She was such a lovely person. Rest In Peace my friend. Sherri Iona
Janice Tennant CampbellMy condolences to all Debbie’s family
Nancy Reinwald-NevilleI am so sorry for your loss. I worked with your Mom for several years. We had alot of laughs
Kathy LoweOur sincere condolences for the loss of a special lady.
Cousins- Ray and Kathy
Jan BoltonI will always remember her smile. Debbie never complained and was always there to help people. I will miss her…
Mary Jane LancasterMy deepest condolences to you and the entire family.
Debbie Roy is a beautiful woman, a kind woman, and so full of joy and consideration to all that she knew.
A huge loss to all who knew her.
Hugs to you all.

Thank you again Vanessa and do not forget to see more family photos etc. on: Remembering Debbie Lowe Roy

Clippings of the Charles Street Curling Club

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Clippings of the Charles Street Curling Club
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
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In 1921 a covered rink with three sheets of natural ice was built on Charles Street as a new home to the Carleton Place Curling Club. This photo was taken in 1994 shortly before it’s demolition. A 1988 engineer’s report had indicated it was no longer structurally sound, and construction of a new facility on Patterson Crescent was underway. That building is still in use and includes four ice surfaces, a lounge and change rooms.

Early curling took place on the frozen Mississippi River in the 1860s. During the 1880’s, the hardwood floor of the Drill Hall was flooded for use as a curling surface. The Carleton Place Curling Club was formed in 1886, and a two sheet covered rink was built into the end of the Drill Hall on Beckwith Street. This was destroyed by fire in 1910.

The first record of curling in the Carleton Place area is of games between men’s teams from Almonte, Ramsay Township and Carleton Place on the Indian and Mississippi Rivers in 1860. During the 1880’s the hardwood floor of the drill hall was flooded for a curling surface.

Jeffrey JacksonThis is club I leaned to curl in during high school. Great memories.Jimmy Miller did the iceI believe we were the first high school team to get to the regionals fromCarletonPlaceTerry Kirkpatrick Mike Peckett Dale Machin and me–Wonderful time

Lila Leach-JamesI had my very first curling game there as well! Seems like a long time ago!


Heather Armstrong
M Terry Kirkpatrick I sure do-It was like a backwards skipping

Robert Bell
4h  · 

How many still have their pins?

From The Carleton Place Ladies Curling Club 1924-1980 thanks to Carleton Place Curling Club

The Carleton Place Ladies Curling Club 1924-1980 thanks to Carleton Place Curling Club
M Terry Kirkpatrick
September 12, 2018  · 

Mom (Dorothea MacIntyre Kirkpatrick) and Dad (Murray Kirkpatrick), Jim Peden, team that won the Lady Gilmour Trophy for Carleton Place Curling Club – late sixties early seventies:
Jean Perkins found this and sent it to me for The Tales of Carleton Place
LES ELLES DU NORD added a new photo to the album: Plaisirs d’hiver.
January 29 at 4:18 PM ·
Winter pleasure
Curling

Women’s curling club in Carleton Place, Ontario in the early 1900. S. Beautiful Archive Picture!
Kevin ArmstrongThe names are not in order from left to right either. G Maclean should be J Maclean .
1896 and 1897 Curler- Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Ladies have been an integral part of the curling program since 1924. However it was not until the early 80’s that ladies became full members of the club and assumed positions on the Board of Directors. They had their own separate club until that time. The first female president served for two years beginning in May of 1989“. — Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Rosemary Albert Sanders
September 19 at 6:47 PM  · 

Winchester Curling Club dress up for Woman of the World Bonspiel 🥌🥌🥌
Carleton Place Curling Club.. Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 13 Dec 1958, Sat, Page 12
Ted Hurdis
December 19, 2016  · 

Check out this little blast from the past that i got given to me. I assume Findlay foundry did these ash trays for the curling club.
RUNNERS-UP IN GOVERNOR GENERAL’S FINALS – Carleton Place rinks saw their dreams of reaching the Governor General’s Trophy finals for the first time shattered last night by the combined efforts of Jack Bradley and Tiny Herman of the Ottawa CC. The Carleton Place curlers dropped a 32-14 decision to the OCC in the final round of the Ottawa District playoffs on Rideau ice. The finalists, left to right, front: W. Morphy, W. S. McCauley, E. Buffam , J. Miller, skip; back: C. Williams, W. Findlay , J. Courroux and H. Baird, skip. (Journal Photo by Dominion Wide)

Kyle McCulloch32-14? Never seen a score line like that for curling.

Jeff BrennanKyle McCulloch Two game total, likely 12 ends. Possibly using irons, not granite stones.

1970-Blasts from the past
Linda Seccaspina
Admin  · March 16, 2019  · 

Ted Hurdis

Related Reading

Who was This Person? Carleton Place Curling Club Fundrasier 1990s

1947 Almonte Curling Club — Thanks to Mary Scissons

The Mississippi Curling Rink After “The Island”

Remembering Debbie Lowe Roy

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Remembering Debbie Lowe Roy
Please PLAY while viewing photos-Vanessa Lamothe is feeling heartbroken with Debbie Roy.
September 24 at 9:04 PM  · 
After a very long illness and with us by her side, Mom passed away peacefully and is no longer suffering. She was not just my mom but my best friend and partner in crime. I will cherish the memories of our regular coffee dates in her kitchen, our inside jokes and most of all, her unconditional love. Mom was the most selfless person I knew. She just adored us girls and her grandchildren were her everything. You will always be loved, never forgotten and forever missed, mom 💔
Sending hugs to family and friends who are also grieving tonight
Desmond DevoyAlways a classy lady. You’re a great mother-in-law Debbie Roy. Thank you.
Margaret MartinYou are just like wine Debbie the older you get the better you are ❤️

Bonnie StaplesThat’s one happy Nana!

Dot Smith😳Debbie love it think I went to the church to see you come out. Oh my oh my do you remember when the people in town did that . Ha ha Some people in town would not know what we were talking about . ( Linda says: I do!!!! ) Love you keep your wonderful Zest for life 😁😁😁🌷🌷🌷
Debbie Roy
June 2, 2020  · 

Forty-eight years ago today, we made promises to each other and sealed them with a kiss.
Donna Lowe WardI love this picture of you guys. You seem to be getting better looking with age!!LOL!!
Debbie RoyBonnie, this pic was taken at Stacey’s and Des’ wedding in 2007, 13 years ago.
Debbie Roy
April 14, 2017  · 

Great Grampa Gorr, Uncle Willy Gore, Bertha (Gorr) Stanzel, Laura (Gorr) Shail, Esther (Gorr) Devlin
Donna and Lee – 1979
Debbie Roy
April 14, 2017  · 

My Nanny and Grampa Shail
Beth SweeneyDebbie Lowe, Joan Baker, Marsha Fournier
Debbie Roy
January 25, 2018  · 

The Lowe Family – This is a photo of my Dad’s family taken around 1942 at their farm in Scotch Corners.
Back row (left to right) – Ivan, Gordon, Irene, Muriel, Howard, Allan (my Dad);
Middle Row – John Alfred and Ethel (Best)
Front Row (left to right) – Phyllis, Jean, Isobel

My Aunt Irene (Lowe) Sweeney, is still living

Jan BoltonYes Barb, My dad took this picture of the Lowe family and their dog on Nanny and Grandpa’s 25th wedding anniversary….May I believe.

Debbie Roy
April 14, 2017  · 

My Nanny and Grampa Shail
Debbie Roy
April 14, 2017  · 

Me with 2 of my cousins, John and Janice.
Barb DowdallBeautiful picture Debbie
Debbie Roy
June 5, 2014  · 

Throw-Back Thursday — 1976
— with Donna Lowe Ward and Gilles Roy.
Debbie RoyThere’s only one problem…our Haven Lamothe isn’t with us this Christmas. 😢😢
…Family.
Margaret MartinYou sure are Debbie, you have beautiful Grandchildren
Debbie Roy
May 15, 2014  · 

Throw Back Thursday!! 1974 in Bobcaygeon, ON

Nancy HudsonThanks for sharing Debbie. Gilles Roy & The Lowe Sisters were a great team.

 Debbie and Donna Lowe, daughters of Mrs. Allan Lowe Lake Ave West and Gilles Roy of Cumberland stepdancing trio will be appearing on the Tommy Hunter Show October 8 1971 at 9 pm.

Brenda ParsonsMy heart is soooo very sad to hear of the loss of a long time wonderful friend . I am so fortunate that I had three visits with Deb in the past three years. We chatted a bit ,on line in the early part of Covid. I have fun, loving memories of my dear friend, as young children, teen years and precious late adult times.My sincere Sympathy to Debbie’s Family. She always spoke so well of all her kids etc young and older. Her eyes would sparkle each time we spoke of her Family.Her Family & all who knew her , including myself are blessed to have her love & friendship.What a true Friend I have had for many, many, years .God Bless to all. 🌹

Debbie Roy loved life, her dancing and her family. There is no doubt about it and we have lost a mother, a friend and an important person from our community. So today dance, even if you have nowhere to do it–but in your living room and please hug your family. Debbie would like that.

Much Love to her family and friends who are mourning her loss.

Linda

Debbie Roy
June 7  · 

Our 4 gorgeous grandchildren. We love them each up to the stars.

Debbie Roy

November 11, 2020  · YouTube  · Loved this song back in high school and still love it today. Oh the memories.

Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

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Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

Photo- Martin McNabb

Jim Antonakas had previously purchased the building 2.5 years before that fateful day. Antonakas had originally operated a restaurant in the Byward Market in Ottawa. Everything in the restaurant and garage was destroyed but the firemen aided by the residents of Carleton Place were able to save almost all of the equipment in the barber shop. Later Mr. Little rented space in Ernie Foote’s building on Bridge Street and was expected to move in shortly. In a wonderful small-town gesture Bill Miller, owner of the Queen’s Hotel supplied breakfast free of charge to all the Carleton Place and Almonte firemen. During the fire coffee was served to the fire fighters by Dorothy Burns Snack Bar, the Queen’s Hotel and nearby neighbours.

Author’s note– I had no idea until Lynn Hastie Card told me this morning that Harold Little was the great great grandfather of my granddaughter Tenley Card Seccaspina.

Julia Waugh GuthrieWe had this chair at the cottage for years. Many a time Roge Timmins( grandson of Howard McNeely) and Bruce Guthrie ( grandson of Howard Little) would have shave offs with straight razors.Not sure who won, maybe Teddy Hurdis can tell us….Ohh and I believe they all might have had a bevie or two.

Steve TimmonsJulia Waugh Guthrie Think Dave D got a close shave one nite lol

Ted HurdisJulia Waugh Guthrie we won’t talk about Dave’s close cut. I will say there was no stubble left and a little blood lost but it’s all good !!!

Lynn Hastie-Card to Linda Seccaspina— Howard Little is my grandfather, my Mom’s dad and my cousin I believe still has the chair.

Norma Ford— My brother Jim Dorman helped some guys get the barbershop chair out of the shop, I wonder what ever happened to that chair. I remember he was quite proud of helping.

Joan Stoddart– Mr Little had a horse seat he put over the arms of the chair so little guys would be taller . I remember my brother’s first hair cut from Mr. Little

Jim LockhartHad a number of haircuts in Howard Little’s chair.


CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Dec 1898, Thu  •  Page 2

Bill BrownThanks for this – my grandfather Harvey Campbell was good friends with Howard Little and were apparently on the same baseball team as I just found out!! ❤️

Ray PaquetteThe last hair cut I got from Howard was in September 1968. I was home on leave and during my time at sea, I had grown a beard. My fiancee (and late wife) was not too enamoured with the thought of me in a beard and so in addition to the haircut, Howard got to shave me! This was at his shop which is the site of the Black Tartan..

Julia Waugh GuthrieMy husband has his straight razor and a few other things from his barber shop.

Diane Lackey JohnsonMy Dad, Gordon Lackey, spent a lot of time with his good friend Howard Little in that barber shop.♥️

The picture is of Howard Little courtesy of Julia Waugh Guthrie- thank Julia!
Julia Waugh Guthrie
January 13, 2020  · 

Found these cards of Bruce’s two Grandfathers. Howard Little , Carleton Place Barber and Norman Guthrie from Almonte who did sign painting.


CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Mar 1946, Wed  •  Page 20
Julia Waugh Guthrie
July 6, 2020  · 

Just got this little seat back. It was placed on Howard Littles barber chair for little boys to get their brush cuts. Mrs Little then passed it on to Cora Nolan to use.
Beside Bruce and Bob Houston can anyone else remember this pony chair ?

I know how Rena Little Hastie got her name now– From her Dad’s late sister.

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada05 Apr 1943, Mon  •  Page 10

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Dec 1937, Tue  •  Page 27
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Oct 1949, Sat  •  Page 2

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Feb 1937, Sat  •  Page 11

Leonard Little of Almonte has gone to Carleton Place, where he has taken over a barber shop on Bridge street und will conduct business for himself. Mr. Little learned his trade in Brockville and was therefor eight years. He was in Montreal’ for a year and laterwas with IV. B. James of Almonte. He is an excellent barber and a popular, young man who leaves many friends in his home town November 1930

Julia Waugh Guthrie
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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

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As the Carleton Place Barber Pole Spins

Meet The Towne Barber of Bridge Street

Howard McNeely Mary Cook Clippings

Jimmy Sweeney Bag Boy at Cliff and Muriel Black’s Grocery Store – Beth Sweeney

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Jimmy Sweeney Bag Boy at Cliff and Muriel Black’s Grocery Store – Beth Sweeney

All photos Beth Sweeney with thanks

Memories and pics…back in the day…
When I was a child I used to walk to Cliff and Muriel Blacks grocery store on the Townline

They were great people. My brother Jimmy Sweeney used to be a bag boy, pumped gas. I am sure there were a lot of local teens who worked there over the years. Cliff and Muriel also owned a cottage beside the one my dad built on the Mississippi Lake. Great memories! The establisment was taken over by a Mr. Livingston and in later years…a couple of great brothers took it over!

Pic of my Dad’s cottage. I was so proud of his carpentry!

Related reading

Documenting the Roadmasters Road Club? Beth Sweeney

When You Needed “Variety” You Went to Art’s or the Wayside Inn 1940s — Photos

Legion Week 2021- Branch 192 — Carleton Place– Clippings 1960s

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Legion Week 2021- Branch 192 — Carleton Place– Clippings 1960s
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Jan 1960, Wed  •  Page 25

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02 Jun 1961, Fri  •  Page 14
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24 Jun 1961, Sat  •  Page 35
Dan WilliamsI remember selling 50/50 tickets for fund raising. I think they were a quarter or fifty cents each and a book of 6 was 2.50 or something like that and I got 50 cents a book for what I sold I think. Long time ago!

This is a repost of a photo that Linda Gallipeau-Johnston sent me awhile back. The legion was part of my life and this month is for remembering. I remember standing outside in the cold with Branch #99 and marching in the Remembrance parade with my grandfather and dad.. God bless the legion! – pic of Sandra Foy, Bob Giles, Linda Gallipeau-Johnston and Judy Gollinger() at public speaking and my pretty sure it was grade 7. It took place at the legion Branch # 192
1968
1968