George Willis Jr. (1820-1892) succeeded his father on the farm at the end of Lake Avenue (Conc. 11, lot 12) and there brought up a family long known in Carleton Place, including Richard, drowned while duck hunting in November 1893, and George E. Willis, photographer, musician and bandmaster, who died in Vancouver in 1940 at age 96 while living with his son Stephen T. Willis of Ottawa business college fame; William and John H. of Carleton Place, and daughters including Jane, wife of James Morphy Jr. the son of “King James” of the pioneer Morphy family.
Willis home at the end of Lake Ave West-photo- Linda Seccaspina
The land surrounding the log cabin and bordering on the Mississippi River a short distance from Lake avenue,Carlo-ton Place, was known for many years as “the shanty field”–The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Dec 1935, Thu • Page 17
Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune, 08 Nov 1915, Mon, Page 5
Photos of G. E. Willis Photographer
Sam by Willis of Carleton Place
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.
Whatcha’ Talkin Bout Willis? — This Old House in Carleton Place
The Forgotten Cemetery at the End of Lake Ave West