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Photos of Austin Bain Gillies— Gillies Family Genealogy

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Photos of Austin Bain Gillies— Gillies Family Genealogy

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Jan 1938, Tue,  Page 7

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Austin Bain Gillies, Elsie R. Gillies and Mrs. David Gillies (Martha Poole) (mother of the other two) beside St. Lawrence River. ca. 1910 – 1920. Copied container numberPA-059283

 

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Austin Bain Gillies with snowshoes at Gillies Depot. Item. Copied container numberPA-059255.

 

 

Miss Jessie McCann later Mrs. Austin B. Gillies (Carleton Place) on bridge over Tay River in Perth. Item.
Copied container number: PA-059291.

 

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Austin Bain Gillies at Isle aux Ruaux. ca. 1930s. Item.  Copied container number: PA-059281. 

 

 

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Mrs. A.B. Gillies (Jessie McCann), Austin Bain Gillies, Mr. David Gillies and an unidentified lady. Photo taken at the Canadian National Station in Kingston.
Online MIKAN no. 3550358

 

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MIKAN 3550277 Mrs. Austin Bain Gillies née Jessie McCann standing beside a white horse. From the Muirhead Gillies Collection

Copied container number: PA-059244.

 

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Group posing with 1908 or 1909 Ford automobile. Ladies l.-r.: Miss Elsie R. Gillies, Mrs. David Gillies, —. Man on the right is Austin B. Gillies, taken at Canadian National Station. ca. 1908 – 1909. Item.
Copied container numberPA-059383.

 
 
 
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Austin B. Gillies with camera, child Arnold Gillies Muirhead beside Mr. David Gillies’ home on Bridge ST. ca. 1910. Item.
Copied container numberPA-059334.

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Aug 1931, Fri,  Page 8

 

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (US)

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

 

relatedreading

 

For the Love of Money-Gillies Gilmours and the McLarens

Life Inside and Out the Gillies House –Photos 1910

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

The Gillies Home in the Ghost Town of Herron’s Mills

Ring Those Bells in Carleton Place– Wylie’s Woolen Mill

Channeling John Gillies

The Great Gatsby’s of Lanark County?

Fires in Carleton Place–James Gillies House

The Media Then and Now–Johnny Gillies Had a Gun

A Time of its Own– The Mystery Photo

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The young lady is identified as “Miss Jessie McCann later Mrs. Austin B. Gillies on bridge over Tay River. There are numerous pictures of various Gillies out and about on their Sunday Drives around this time.
(LAC PA-059291)

same area now..

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I don’t think the sign was intended for automobiles. Here is 1912 regulation for motor vehicles. The sign appears to mean “driving” as in driving a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh. (FYI – Walking is about 3 mph).

The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

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The Lost Gillies Family Ephemera Rescued

 

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All photos by squeakyc

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Read the story here:The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden–The 1878 notice is for the drowning of Alexander M. Gillies 21 and Peter Peden 22 who drowned on September 17th while duck hunting at night near Black Point in the lower Mississippi Lake.

 

 

Funeral notices and newspaper clippings of the Gillies family from Carleton Place. They date from 1878 to 1935.

The others all relate to other members of the Gillies family. Notices are for Mary C. Gillies, James Gillies, William Gillies, John Gillies, Eleanor Ackland wife of the late James Gillies, Ellen Gillies, Miss Christina Gillies, George Henry Gillies, Edna Mary Gillies and others.
They were a very prominent and important family in the Carleton Place area and were heavily involved in the lumber business, leaders in industrial growth and politics. This is a great piece of Lanark history and am sad to say it was being sold to the general public on EBay. The group lot never sold so I just wrote an email to the seller so hopefully I can get ahold of this and save it.
UPDATE– This is now been rescued and I should be getting it in a few days.. I had historical  nightmares about this.

 

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

relatedreading

For the Love of Money-Gillies Gilmours and the McLarens

Life Inside and Out the Gillies House –Photos 1910

The Gillies Home in the Ghost Town of Herron’s Mills

Ring Those Bells in Carleton Place– Wylie’s Woolen Mill

Channeling John Gillies

The Great Gatsby’s of Lanark County?

Fires in Carleton Place–James Gillies House

Spring at the Gillies Bridge

The Media Then and Now–Johnny Gillies Had a Gun

 

Other Lost Families

The Aitkenhead Family at 20 Frank Street in Carleton Place

Are These Memories Just for Ourselves? — The Family in a Box

 

Lost Ottawa— Lost Carleton Place

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Thanks goes to Lost Ottawa for these photos I had not seen before. I have seen many of the Gillies family.. but these I had not seen before

Sunday Drive … with members of the Ottawa Valley’s famous Gilles family hamming it up near Carleton Place.

This would be your old school drive in horse and buggy.

(LAC PA-059342) Lost Ottawa

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Ladies dressed for a drive up the Ottawa Valley in Carleton Place, on Bridge Street in 1912.

You needed all the clothes you could get to drive around in an open touring car of that era. Nice hats too!

Driver is Elsie Gillies. David Gillies stands on the sidewalk, looking a little unsure about the whole thing. More Gillies clan in the back seat.

(LAC PA-059302)

 

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This one similar to my Gillies Photos..

Saturday Outing … Up the Ottawa Valley in Carleton Place, two members of the famous lumbering Gillies family get ready for a drive in 1912. Elsie Gillies at the wheel, I believe.

At this time it would be good to have a man along for the ride — to start the car using that crank you see below the radiator. On the “do my bidding principle,” as Mrs. Lost Ottawa calls it.

This car is identified in the original caption as a Packard. What say you, car guys?

(LAC PA-059316)

 

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And now back to our regular programming … Best dressed boaters of theCarleton Place Ladies Canoe Club in front of Findlay’s Foundry, 1903.

‘m envisioning what they’d all look like after tipping that canoe 🙂 The hats floating away…..
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Postcard from Carleton Place: Tourists have their picture taken on the bridge over the Mississippi River.

Looking downriver there are buildings. The one on the left (hydro plant) has disappeared, and the one on the right has been turned into condos … but hey, it’s still standing.

 

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