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 number: PA-059283
Austin Bain Gillies with snowshoes at Gillies Depot. Item. Copied container number: PA-059255.
Miss Jessie McCann later Mrs. Austin B. Gillies (Carleton Place) on bridge over Tay River in Perth. Item. Copied container number: PA-059291.
Austin Bain Gillies at Isle aux Ruaux. ca. 1930s. Item. Copied container number: PA-059281.
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
MIKAN 3550277 Mrs. Austin Bain Gillies née Jessie McCann standing beside a white horse. From the Muirhead Gillies Collection
Copied container number: PA-059244.
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 number: PA-059383.
Austin B. Gillies with camera, child Arnold Gillies Muirhead beside Mr. David Gillies’ home on Bridge ST. ca. 1910. Item. Copied container number: PA-059334.
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.
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.