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So Who was Wilma Stevens of Carleton Place? Nichols Family History

So Who was Wilma Stevens of Carleton Place? Nichols Family History
Wilma Stevens, a Carleton Place girl who married Thomas Nichols. I found this picture in someone’s collection and had to find out who she was. Everyone deserves to be remembered.
  • Wilma Alice Stevens and Thomas Ernest NicholsMarried on Friday, April 20, 1928 in Carleton Place , Ontario.Later I found out that later she had married Nelson McWilliams after Mr. Nichols died and I also discovered she was related to Ray Paquette.

Your Wilma Stevens post this morning brought back a “flood” of memories. This time of year my brother Tedd and I would be spending most of the summer at Tom and Wilma’s cottage-at Longview Island on Mississippi Lake, opposite Squaw Point on the 9th line of Beckwith. The original cottage was built in 1938 I believe and included a wood shed, an ice house, and an outhouse with a boathouse on the mainland accessed from the 9th line. The Nichols owned half the island and later built a cottage on a point facing the mainland which they made available to relatives. It was recently listed for sale as “170 Longview Island” although, it has been substantially renovated and updated from what I remember as a boy!

Following Uncle Tom’s death, the cottages and land were sold to Harry Probert who had plans for sub dividing the property and selling lots. I don’t know the circumstances surrounding subsequent events but the cottage and a portion of the land became the property of Tom’s son, Bill. He owned it for a number of years and subsequently sold the main cottage and what property remained to the current owner. Mr. Probert Was able to sell a lot to Mike and Irene Papworth (nee Chamney) and I believe the cottage on the point to the Sample family from Richmond.  You must remember that I was not in Carleton Place during these later years, so my recollections are second hand and therefore probably  not accurate.

In later years, Aunt Wilma lived her final years in the seniors residence at 126 Sussex Street.

By the way my mother’s name was Viola not Violet..

Ray Paquette

1921 Census

Name:Wilma Alice Stevens
Racial or Tribal Origin:English
Marital Status:Single
Birth Year:abt 1905
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:68
Residence Street or Township:Beckwith
Residence City, Town or Village:Twp Beckwith
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Father’s Name:William Henry Stevens
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Alice Elizabeth Stevens
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Months at School:X6-89
Employment Type:2 Wage Earner
Nature of Work:House Work B
Out of Work?:No
Duration of Unemployment:0
Duration of Unemployment (Illness):0
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Beckwith (Township)
Sub-District Number:5
Enumerator:J. H. Edwards.
District Description:Polling Division No. 1 – Comprising the Six Front Concessions of the said municipality from lot 1 to 18 inclusive in the township of Beckwith
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:7
Family Number:70
Household MembersAgeRelationshipWilliam Henry Stevens54HeadAlice Elizabeth Stevens47WifeLorne H Stevens12SonWilliam Alleen Stevens9SonLloyd George Stevens5DaughterIsobel N Stevens18DaughterWilma Alice Stevens16DaughterAnnie Eliza Stevens15DaughterMary Viola Stevens3Daughter

Name:Wilma Alice Stevens
Birth Year:abt 1906
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Marriage Date:20 Apr 1928
Marriage Place:Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Henry Stevens
Mother:Alice Elizabeth Hawkins
Spouse:Thomas Ernest Nichols

Wilma Alice Stevens Nichols
St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place
Burial Place:
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Thomas Ernest Nichols 1901 – 1959 His Wife Wilma Alice Stevens 1904 – 1983 Nichols

STEVENS, William Allan

Suddenly at Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, May 14, 1990, William Lloyd Stevens, in his 79th year, beloved husband of Carmel Douglas. Dear father of Joan (Mrs. Ken Wright) of Barrie, Lois Anne (Mrs. Lee Brebner) of Oakville. Loving grandfather to Alison Brebner, Judi Wright, Steven Wright and his wife Nadine, Dear brother of Vi Paquette of Carleton Place. Predeceased by his brothers Harold, Lorne and Lloyd, and his sisters Isobel, Anna, Wilma Nichols McWilliams and Edith Hughes. Resting at the Tubman Funeral Home, Westboro Chapel, 403 Richmond Road, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment Tennants Cemetery, Lanark Township. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 May 1983, Tue  •  Page 22

So who was her second husband Thomas Ernest Nichols? His father was William Abner Nichols– see The World of William Abner Nichols and grandfather was Abner Nichols–Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

Name:Thomas Ernest Nichols
Birth Year:abt 1901
Birth Place:Carleton Place, Ontario
Marriage Date:20 Apr 1928
Marriage Place:Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Father:William Abner Nichols
Mother:Catherine Alice Hands
Spouse:Wilma Alice Stevens
Heritage Homes Disputes- Abner Nichols House

The World of William Abner Nichols

Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

An Amusing Abner Nichols and His Boat

Before and After at Centennial Park

Splinters of Sinders Nichols and Brides

Looking for Information– Nichols Family History

Sarah Duff McPherson and John Paul — Mount Blow Farm


Name:Sarah McPherson
Birth Place:Canada
Residence:Carleton Place
Spouse Name:John Paul
Spouse Age:24
Spouse Gender:Male
Spouse Birth Place:Canada
Spouse Residence:Ramsay Township
Marriage Date:4 Jan 1860
Father Name:George McPherson
Mother Name:Jane Marr
Spouse Father Name:Andrew Paul
Spouse Mother Name:Euphemia Yule
Name:Sarah Duff McPherson
Birth Date:abt 1838
Birth Place:Canada
Death Date:26 Jun 1878
Death Place:Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Cause of Death:Puerpairal Convulsions
Name:John Paul
Marital Status:Married
Birth Year:abt 1822
Birth Place:Ireland
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Dalhousie and Sherbrooke North, Lanark North, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Head
Religion:Free Church
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Spouse’s Name:Sarah Paul
Father’s Birth Place:Ireland
Mother’s Birth Place:Ireland
Division Number:2
Neighbours:View others on page
Household MembersAgeRelationshipJohn Paul69HeadSarah Paul70WifeMartha Paul45DaughterArchable Paul32Son

As in the fall, when the frosts of winter creep o’er the land, Nature one by one calls away the flowers she cherishes, so the Lord, as the snows- of age begin to fall, calls home ones he loves. The last to receive what was to him a welcome. summons was Mr. John Paul, of “Mount Blow Farm,” Ramsay.

Mr. Paul had been ill only about a month from progressive paralysis,and the news came as a painful shock to his friends, who were hoping to soon see him around again not realizing the seriousness of his malady. He was a man universally admired and respected for his sterling character and upright life. Always ready to befriend the unfortunate or to lend a cheering hand where the shadows of sickness or death had fallen.

Bom in a house which stood on the site of the dwelling in which he died, he lived continuously for sixty-eight years on “Mount Blow Farm-” He was bom June 14th, 1835, his father being. the late Andrew Paul, who was one of the pioneer Scotch settlers of this section, as was also his mother, who before her marriage was Miss Effie Yuill. His father died in I800, and the responsibility’ of a family, of’ two brothers and six sisters fell on his shoulders. 

On 4th of January, 1860, he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Duff McPherson. Their union was blessed with nine children—eight boys and one girl, of whom six survive—John L., Innisville ; George MoP., Sarnia ; William J.., on the homestead ; David M., Advocate, Thiessaton ; Jas. M., Oak Lake, Man., and the only daughter, Miss Effie B., Brockville. The dead are Andrew, Frank and Robert. Mrs. Paul died in 1871, and for eight years he lived alone, but in 1882 he married the widow of Mr. H. A. Robertson of Perth, who survives him. Deceased was a Presbyterian in religion, and all his life was closely connected with church work, more particularly with the Sunday school department.

For over forty years, first at the old eighth line church and later, at the eighth line (Greig’s) school, he taught Sunday school, instilling it to the irinds of the children the first principles of a true Christian life, and at the same time setting them a shining example in his own life. Hewas an elder in St. Andrew’s church, Almonte, which church he appealed to.

In politics he was a Liberal, but always supported that which he thought was for the best interests of the country. He was often urged to enter public life, but could never be prevailed upon to do so, preferring to distribute his efforts in doing good to the greatest number rather than contain his attention to any  line of work. He was a man without a known enemy, and his advice was eagerly sought after and readily given to all classes. 

His death has caused a vacancy in the countryside which will be felt for years, and which w ill not be easily filled. About 45 years ago he commenced the lime burning business, which he carried on successfully on his farm. A few years ago his son William was admitted to the business, which from that time was carried on under the firm name of J . Paul & Son. The funeral on Monday was a worthy tribute to a worthy man. The attendance was very large, and was representative of the whole district. The cortege was over a mile long, and as it wound its way to the eighth line cemetery gave indisputable evidence of the popularity of the deceased, and of the esteem and respect in which he was held. May 2, 1903 of an Apopletic Stroke.

Photo and text- North Lanark Regional Museum
James P. Paul -Interviewed November 4, 2013 by Sarah Chisholm
Catalogue No.: 2013.43.1
Duration: 42 minutes
Photo: L-R: Sarah, Jim
James P. Paul (Jim Paul) comes from a long line of farmers. He grew up on Mount Blow Farm in Ramsay which was started by the Paul family in 1821.
Mount Blow Farm operated as a mixed farm until the early 1900s and was well known for its lime kiln business which ran from the 1860s to 1908. In 1925 the farm began the transition from mixed farming to dairy farming, building a purebred Holstein herd. In 1951 Jim Paul officially joined his father and his brother on the farm. Mount Blow Farm continued to expand and evolve. The farm improved with the addition of milking machines, a bulk tank and a pipeline all added by 1970.
Jim speaks about the history of the farm, the equipment changes and also speaks about his father, Norman Paul. Norman Paul is well known in Lanark County for his whittlings and dioramas.
This is a great interview for anyone interested in the history of Ramsay, agriculture, in particular the dairy industry.

Related reading

Ken Manson– 1986 Interview with Helen & Jimmie Dodds –Side 1B — Bill Croft and Farm Machinery

The Wondrous Life of Norman Paul

The Amazing Mr. Paul

The Mysterious 5th Line ?????

Recollections of Bert Hazelwood 1973

James Morton — Mary Agnes Waddell- Helen ARGUE-MONTGOMERY Genealogy

James Morton — Mary Agnes Waddell-  Helen ARGUE-MONTGOMERY Genealogy
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
24 Jul 1959, Fri  •  Page 25

1909- 012722-09 (Lanark Co.) James MORTON, 26, farmer, of Almonte, s/o John MORTON & Maria LEWIS, married Mary Agnes WADDELL, 36, of Almonte, d/o John WADDELL & Jane BOWES, wtn: Thomas MORTON & Janes WADDELL, both of Almonte, on July 9, 1909, at Almonte

Helen Morton ARGUE-MONTGOMERY— daughter

Ray Paquette The secretary is Mrs. Helen Argue, my nemesis, when I was sent to the principal’s office to be reprimanded by the principal, Jack Ross, for misbehaving in class. I should know the cafeteria staff as my mother was part of the staff for a few years….

Helen Morton Argue-Mary Ann Gagnon– Judy and Bill’s mum was Helen Argue….she was the secretary at the high school for years before and during my dad’s reign there…

Doug B. McCarten OMG we had one of those at home! Chess and Helen were terrific friends of our family! Helen was my Dad’s secretary for many years!! Who knew?? Lol

Judy Sturgis My Mom ,Helen Argue , was Jack’s secretary at the high school . Our families remained friends for many years !

Ray Paquette I remember being sent to the Principal’s office on many occasions, Mr. Motherwell, Mr. MacIlwain, Mr. Ross, but the real condemnation came from Mrs. Argue, the secretary. Being ushered into the principal’s office was a relief because that ended the criticism…😂

Peacefully at Woodhaven Long Term Care Center, Markham, ON, on Wednesday December 14, 2011 at the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Chester Argue. Loving mother of William Argue (Gail) and Judith Sturgis (Bev). Proud grandmother of William Argue, Joanne Byrne, Katherine Thomas, Julia Klingenberg and David Sturgis. Great-grandmother of 11. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother John Morton. Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, on Friday December 16, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.–


Peacefully at Woodhaven Long Term Care Center, Markham, ON, on Wednesday December 14, 2011 at the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Chester Argue. Loving mother of William Argue (Gail) and Judith Sturgis (Bev). Proud grandmother of William Argue, Joanne Byrne, Katherine Thomas, Julia Klingenberg and David Sturgis. Great-grandmother of 11. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother John Morton. Friends may call at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place, on Friday December 16, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
www.barkerfh.com—Published on December 15, 2011

The Argue Hardware Ruler Comments

Memories of Argue’s Food Market?

The Unusual Schwerdtfegers — Genealogy

Rothwell and Sheppard Genealogy Ferguson Falls

Harvey’s Mills — Plus Gillan Genealogy

Innisville Cameron Genealogy

Guthrie Genealogy — Tatlock

Fanny Elizabeth Black McPhail — Genealogy

enealogy — History of the McKay Family

The Lea Family of Almonte — Genealogy Snippets

Foley Almonte — Genealogy

The Sad Tale of the Foley Family–Foley, Harper, Sly, Bowes & Elliott

More Box Family Genealogy Clippings — Becky Robinson

Genealogy Chatter- Willard and Margaret E Simpson Cram

Laundry Babies – Black Market Baby BMH 5-7-66


Warning this is a sensitive subject–Between the 1950s and 1980s, a lot of women were forced by ‘respectable’ society to give up their children. In some cases it became a business — and so many today are still trying to find their mothers or children.


Also read–

More Unwed Mother Stories — Peacock Babies


As a child whose mother died young I used to pretend I was adopted to reassure myself there was someone out there that loved me. In reality I can’t imagine what people go through attempting to find their birth parents after decades. Almost a year ago I wrote about the black market baby business in Quebec in the 50’s and 60’s as I had no idea it had even existed. I received an email shortly after the posting from a woman thanking me since information about the Quebec Eastern Townships alleged baby-brokerage market was slowly disappearing from the face of the earth.

A very long time ago my family were prominent members of a local parish in a rural area of Quebec. The year before I left home my grandfather left the church, and the reason given to me by my grandmother was that he had issues with our minister.

The good reverend was allegedly in the adoption business and shuffling unwed mother’s babies around like a conveyor belt. Whether he understood the gravity of his actions will remain a mystery because every last record was destroyed. My grandfather had confronted the man and his small group but was outnumbered and got so angry that he never darkened the church’s door again. I became obsessed with this story and even though it has been over 50 years since a lot of this has transpired I will not stop writing about it.

Surely there has to be someone wanting to tell their story I thought. Some of the now grown-up ‘babies” did email me but didn’t want their story told for fear of repercussions. Finally someone came forward and this is her story.


                                                      The Story of Baby BMH 5-7-66

I was born on May 7, 1966 in the Brome Missisquoi Hospital, or at least that’s what I’ve been told. I am the product of Baby Laundering, a term I prefer over Black Market Babies and I need answers.

I finally arranged to meet the Reverend (along with his wife) who had placed me up for adoption in 1987. That day I finally realized he was not the man I had imagined he would be. Prior to that I always had an image of a religious man set in his beliefs that he was doing the right thing. Even though he knew who I was I felt the greatest need to introduce myself after he opened the door. His reply to the greeting was simple and matter-of-fact:

“You don’t have to tell me who you are, you look just like her!”

He knew the identity of my adoptive parents, who my birth mother was and the reverend seemed to take a certain pleasure in knowing something I didn’t. Deep down he knew what I wanted, and could only muster a sly smile each time he commented that I’d never find out about my past.

His wife remained in the background, never saying a word, other than, “I was the first person to ever hold you.” Really, was I born in their house? At that moment I pitied her for living with such a man for so many years.

That same afternoon, he teased me with the knowledge that he had a “little treasure chest of information” about my past in his basement that I would never see. In hindsight, I wished I’d gone into that basement, but I didn’t and it was in that moment of time that I hated him even more.

After that discouraging visit I’d heard the good reverend died, so I took this opportunity to contact his wife, hoping she could finally give me some information about my past. Surprisingly she told me she had burned all the adoption records because “people like me” kept “harassing” her. I found her comment to be hurtful and amusing.“I was harassing her” and “people like me” were making phone calls trying to find out about their past when her children knew all about theirs. Later I heard she became ill so I decided not to pursue it. Now I regret that I didn’t go after what I wanted and not put my own well being before hers.

Over the years I’ve met other Laundry Babies, and one thing we all had in common was the law firm our adoptive parents used. Assuming they were allegedly in cahoots, my next step was to contact that particular law firm. Not surprisingly, the son of the lawyer who handled my adoption had taken over his father’s position. I told him a tall-tale about my medical condition and requested my medical history. I’m not proud of myself for lying to him as he was not the one involved, but the circumstances had taught me that it all seemed to be a game and if I wanted to get anywhere, I had to play on the same field.

Of course the lawyer knew what I and others had gone through wasn’t right and there was no doubt he knew his father had done something wrong. He quietly said his father was very ill and not proud of what he’d done. I knew right at that moment he wouldn’t tell me anything for fear of betraying his Dad. I actually don’t hate the lawyer as we never spoke and as for the lawyer’s son, I could feel the struggle in his words that he was between a rock and a hard place.

Now year after year I listen from a distance from one doctor to another wanting answers to the questions of my medical history. I have no answers and I get tired of explaining why. There are so many “experts” in the field of adoption that tell me I can obtain my medical history if I want it. Since the adoptions never went through government channels my history is not a “form-filled-out request away.”

When I was younger, I used my medical condition as an excuse but for some reason now I feel I can’t or shouldn’t want both, so over the years I interchange my wants with needs. I make deals with whoever is listening, and never have I asked to have both my background and medical history.

What do I want now?

Today, I definitely need my medical history as now I don’t have to lie about having a condition, I have one.

The only information from my past I have was that after I was born, I was put into a room with the other “reverend’s” babies so prospective parents could come look at me. I was told that I was “primo baby material”, had nice chubby cheeks, blue eyes, and that healthy baby glow. Shortly after that I got sick, lost weight, and was taken out of that category of elite babies. My illness was nothing more than an allergy to cow’s milk, but enough to remove me from the top of the baby list and out of that priviledged room.

When I heard this story I questioned the world we live in – that babies could be put in a room and chosen based on their looks and breed like a puppy dog. At my age I’m not looking for mommy and daddy, nor am I looking to find out who I am. I’m seeking to find out where I came from and for the story of how I came to be. I want all of these things as I feel I have the right to know because my past still remains in my present.


Epilogue to “The Peacock Adoptees”

So what happened to all these children? The Quebec government had strict laws about releasing adoption information and the rules were not eased up until 1986, but there was no help for this group of children that had been allegedly set up for adoption by this religious man. Everything from hospital records to personal letters from their mothers had been destroyed.

On the Quebec Canada Query board there are 100’s of people still looking for their birth parents today. According to our knowledge – most – if not all the adoptees were freely given to adopting parents. It has been legally noted that Peacock did nothing wrong except he didn’t register these children with a social system agency. By the 1970s, the social workers were on his case so badly that the youngest ones were registered with social service.

UPDATE- this gal ended up finding her father- Do you know how she did it? She took one of those ancestry.ca DNA tests and came up with matches and one of them ended up being her father. Her mother had died but he was still alive


The Peacock Babies of Quebec

Pictures of The Peacock Babies

Jewish Genealogical Society
of Toronto

Butterbox Babies

Montreal’s Black Market Babies

Switched, Stolen, Black Market Babies & The Baby Brokers

In 2015, the Montreal CTV station aired a news feature about the black market baby ring. Here is a link to that six-minute CTV feature:
Where you can look for information


Related reading-

Women in Peril– Betrayed by Heartless Scoundrels 1882

Leo Doyle of the Leland Hotel in Carleton Place –Calling All Doyles


This information was sent to me from Allan Lewis from Bytown or Bust that he has asked me to share. Please visit their site and their Facebook page.

NB–With files from the (Ottawa Branch) Ontario Genealogical Society, and Michael W Doyle 



Al sent me an email this morning about Michael W Doyle in Arizona who is researching the Lanark Doyles. So, I thought this might be of interest to quite a few people in and outside the area.

The notes I have collected include the following about Leo Doyle. Leo G. Patrick (1894-1955) was the last child of Michael J., and he operated the Leland Hotel in Carleton Place.

Doyle was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carleton Place and lived in the Leland Hotel with Bridget Duggan for the rest of his years after his father died, although there is doubt of any personal relationship between them.

Leo was 22 when his father died and Bridget was 34. Bridget predeceased Leo when she was 69 and is buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery beneath a lovely head stone that informs us she was born on June 6th, 1882, at the ‘Leap Enniscorthy Co, Wexford, Ireland’ and died on November 17th, 1951. (In fact, what should probably have been inscribed on the head stone was ” Born at The Leap, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland”.



There are some interesting stories told about Leo and Bridget and the Leland Hotel. It seems that Carleton Place continued to be dry after the prohibition period of the 30′ s, right through until after WWII. Yet the Leland Hotel continued to operate, serving liquor to the population at large and certainly to the Findlay Foundry workers, who used to come in the back door of the hotel (the Foundry was located on High St., right behind the Leland, which is on Bridge Street). Part of the cost of doing business for Leo and Bridget were the fines they had to pay, and the occasional jail time served for the illegal sale of liquor. The few days ‘time’ would be served by Leo in the Perth jail.


Leo served in the Canadian Army during the war and received a full military funeral when he died. Leonard Doyle, his nephew, who was a pallbearer at the funeral, remembers that it was raining and one of the Honour Guards slipped and very nearly fell in the grave before they got the coffin in, in spite of the fact that Leo was a relatively small man, as the Doyles went.

Leo is also remembered as having worn glasses and keeping his hair slicked straight back, not unlike his nephew, Roundy. The Leland Hotel was sold in an estate sale after Leo’s death to Vic Bennett (who owned a garage on the corner of High and Bridge Sts., and it still stands today, housing  Lanark Conservative Rep Scott Reid on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors.

Carleton Place Historical Notes



This is a photograph of Bell Street heading towards Bridge Street c.1870. The photograph features some of our first hotels in Carleton Place! On Bridge Street facing the camera is the “Waterloo Hotel”, which was built in the late 1830s for innkeepers Robert and James Bell.

Napoleon Lavellee took over in 1846, later renaming it the “Carleton House Hotel” after building a third floor in 1856. He operated until 1870. It was then renamed the “Leland Hotel” by Peter Salter in 1900. Levi Brian then bought the hotel and sold it to Leo Doyloe in 1907.  In 1904 Michael Doyle managed the hotel and his son, Leo, took over in 1916. On the right side of the street is “McCaffrey’s Hotel”, operated by Absolam McCaffrey from 1863 to 1870. Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 May 1907, Sat,  Page 20

 - Mr. M. Doyle became proprietor on Friday last...