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Shenanigans at the Hawthorne Mill?

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Heritage Carleton Place— Photo–May Cornell on Mississippi with Hawthorne Mill in Background

People are happy the Hawthorne Mill is being renovated and loved again. I really had to laugh when I saw these. Don’t forget to go visit the mill on Saturday– 

An Invitation to the Old Hawthorne Mill

 

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Photo by Robert McDonald Photography

Dale Costello– So happy the restoration of this timeless building will evolve into something which brings back vivid memories for those born and raised in Carleton Place. My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Mr. Thorbjornsson and team in seeing through to successful completion. This historic building was on my path to the canoe club and passed by it thousands of times. Thank you sir.

Jeremy Stinson– If I recall correctly, that usually meant trespassing if that was on your path. Statute of limitations has surely passed, but I remember getting scolded for taking the direct (north side of the building) route.

 
Dale Costello–I pulled out my transit every time I walked by to be certain I wasn’t on mill property. You can’t be too careful. Chief Cornell complimented me for being a law abiding citizen.
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Dale Costello–Jeremy, ya gotta go to the top of the heap.
Ray Paquette– Gee, I never thought of it as trespassing! Wasn’t it an extension of Emily Street? I wish I had a nickle for every time I used that route on my way to the swimming pool.
Ray Paquette —Obvious, Herb didn’t see everything that was going on!?!?!?!
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Blaine Cornell- Careleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Ray Paquette —One of my buds was the police chief’s sonson Blaine. May have interceded on occasion.
Joann Voyce More than one occasion if my memory serves me correctly….

 

Author’s note– You tell them Joanne!!! 

 

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Photo by Robert McDonald Photography

 

 

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.

 

 

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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.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?

 

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Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors of Carleton Place?

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Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors of Carleton Place?

 

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The History of Doors Open Ontario

Every year, Doors Open Ontario attracts large crowds across Ontario. From April to October, residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.

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Photo– The Grand Hotel

September 16, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Join us for Doors Open Carleton Place!

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Carleton Place Town Hall

Masonic Temple

Grand Hotel, The

Hawthorne Mill – South Shore Landing Inc.

Keyes Block Apartments

 

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I will be doing a walking tour Saturday 16 beginning at 11 am at the Domino’s Parking Lot. I will stop for 10 minutes at:

Grand Hotel, The

Masonic Temple

Keyes Block Apartments

Carleton Place Town Hall (ending)

So come along for the informational and fun walk and I will stop at these above places for 10 minutes. If you want to stay longer than 10 minutes or even come back and visit them after the tour all good. It’s about about local history and open doors– so come have fun!!

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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.

 

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Family Fun Day– Click here..

 

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Romancing the Mississippi Hotel

Hawthorne Mill–The Early Years– 1874 -1927

Mysteries at the Carleton Place Masonic Lodge

 

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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When Worlds Collide

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September 1899–Carleton Place Herald

 A fatal accident nearly happened on Monday, which we hope will be a warning to other boys not to go beyond their depth when bathing. Young William Way attempted to swim across the Mississippi river from the Hawthorne factory and back. When near the middle of the river on his return his strength gave out and he screamed for help.

When Mr. VanAllen heard his cries he hurried out to help him. He spoke encouragingly, and was relieved to see William make an effort to reach him. Before VanAllen was near enough to assist him the young boy had succeeded in touching a shallow place. Only for the timely encouragement of VanAllen the consequence might have been fatal. 

 

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William Way was but 6 years old when he attempted his swim. Like Margaret Violet King he sadly died at the age of 14.–A Carleton Place Tale to Send Shivers Up Your Arm — The Sad Tale of Margaret Violet King

While doing research today I read in the Ottawa Journal that in 1898 Mr. VanAllen was one of the 6 witnesses in the Peter Blair Murder case– For the Love of Paris Green –Another Local Murdoch Mystery?

 

 

 

 

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Child 2 William Way Birth 17 Jul 1883 Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario Death 9 Oct 1904 Carleton Place, Carleton, Ontario
Child 3 Annie Gertrude Way Birth Mar 1888 in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario Death 1978 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario She married Glyndon Vaughan Williams born abt 1885 30 Jun 1915 Carleton County. Her marriage record incorrectly gives her mother as Elechia Evoy
Child 4 Minnie Way Birth abt 1887/1888 probably in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario Death 8 May 1970 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario burial Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. Minnie married Arthur J Booth born abt 1874 son of James & Sarah on 14 Jul 1909 in Ottawa, Carleton. Her marriage record incorrectly gives her mother as Elchia Evoy

Marriage 3 27 May 1891 in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario to Elechia Evoy Green born Apr 1858 London, Ontario. She died 13 Dec 1918 Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario burial 19 May 1919 Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa
One child Robert Hilton (Hilton) Way Birth 5 Sep 1898 Carleton Place, Ontario
He married Ethel May Smith Birth abt 1896 Arnprior, Lanark, Ontario daughter of Charles Smith and Mary Ann Cathcart on the 10 Dec 1919 inCarleton County

 

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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Another Lanark Mystery– Paris Green

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Death from Corrosive Sublimate —Carleton Place’s Revere House

Bitten by the Kissing Bug — A Shocking Conclusion to the Life of Carleton Place’s Daniel E. Sheppard

The Strange Disappearance of Bertha Sumner of Carleton Place

So What Really Happened to Samuel Cram?

A Local Handmaids Tale? What Happened ?

 

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An Invitation to the Old Hawthorne Mill

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An Invitation to the Old Hawthorne Mill

Jennifer Irwin
Manager
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
613-253-7013

 

 

 

Check out all the updates on the:

Hawthorne Mill–The Early Years– 1874 -1927

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 21 Feb 1948, Sat, –Colourful Spring plaids from the Renfrew Woolen Mill (Hawthorne) being displayed by Mrs Zephyr Bennett

The Case of the Bell that Disappeared

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The Case of the Bell that Disappeared

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The Old Hawthorne Renfrew Mill- Carleton Place–Photo from  Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson collection

 

Sometime around 1910, Colorado acquired a bell in 1894 by the C.S. Bell Company in Hillsboro, Ohio, and the historic bell weighed nearly 500 pounds. Its chiming could be heard across the tiny campus of Colorado Agricultural College and throughout most of Fort Collins, CO.

 

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The Old Hawthorne Renfrew Mill- Carleton Place–Photo from  Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson collection

 

The bell rang every morning to announce the start of classes, and as you might expect on a college campus, students often gave into the temptation to pull the bell’s rope in the middle of the night, angering nearby residents.

Sometime around 1915 it was reported in the Rocky Mountain Collegian that the bell’s clapper had been stolen – perhaps by residents who had grown weary of the frequent and very loud noise. Students weren’t about to stop ringing the bell, however, and used sledge hammers and even an axe to make it chime. The Collegian reported in 1919 that the bell was permanently silenced when cracked by overzealous students and their hammers. The ruined bell, legend has it, remained in the Old Main Tower for years.

One night – likely in 1919 – a group of at least four men climbed the tower and removed the bell. They managed to slip away unseen, but that is where their planning had ended. They didn’t know what to do with their prize and, scared of being caught, they moved the instrument to a nearby farm and buried it. That’s where it remained for the next 50 years.

 

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The Old Hawthorne Renfrew Mill- Carleton Place–Photo from  Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson collection

 

By the early 1970s, the original bell had been all but forgotten. A select few members of a fraternity and its alumni were aware of the story but were sworn to secrecy. But when it was revealed that the farm where the bell was buried was on the market, action was required. The bell was exhumed and – for the first time in five decades – moved back to an off-campus fraternity house in Fort Collins. There it remained, hidden, for a number of years.


In an effort to keep the bell safe, it was decided to move it again – this time out of state. The bell was no longer in prime form and although in still decent form it had a broken yoke. It needed to be refurbished and restored, but it was determined the bell could be rung again without fear of damage.

 

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The Old Hawthorne Renfrew Mill- Carleton Place–Photo from  Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson collection

 

The bell will reside in a tower outside the Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Centre, which is connected to the new stadium. So all bell that ends bell. So what about one of our bells? Yes, in Carleton Place we had many bells that rang throughout town. The Town Hall bell, the MacArthur Mill bell and the many school bells that rang each day.

At the open house to the Hawthorne Mill yesterday there was a gentleman that brought Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson pictures from the removal of the bell tower from the building. Unfortunately he did not get his name or contact info as it was in the midst of giving the people that had lined up for access. Wally has decided to restore the tower to it’s former glory and would love to get information on where the bell is located today. Any and all leads are welcome.

It’s not the honour that you take with you but the heritage you leave behind.

 

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The Old Hawthorne Renfrew Mill- Carleton Place–Photo from  Volundur Wally Thorbjornsson collection

It would be fantastic if it was found but, like our missing Ballygiblin sign that should be replaced I hope it has not been melted down. So if you know anything and would like to hear it ring again like the Renfrew Mill/Rencraft Fire Dept once did then drop Wally a line.

 

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This photo appears to have been taken in the CP Council Chamber- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. see the rest here–The Rencraft Fire Dept Photo Brings Back a Familiar Name

 

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John Armour– I hope that they found my kite that I got wrapped around the bell, when I was 12 years old, (with Greg Wilson)

Ray Paquette– One of the “jobs” I had in the early ’60’s was a two or three day job I got to work for Charlie Baker of Almonte who had a contract to clear out the building pictured of all the abandoned but salvageable material that remained in the building from when it was a functioning woolen mill. Leigh Instruments which was expanding rapidly and which was housed in the former office wing of the plant was preparing to take over the remainder of the mill. It was this time of year and it was hot, dirty labour and I believe that Milt Phillips, my neighbour at the time, might have been behind Mr. Baker hiring me.

Llew Lloyd– I worked for my Dad that summer cleaning an degreasing all the beams . We then spray painted them and painted the floors . It sure brightened the place up . Ted Lemaistre told me he worked as a joe boy there all summer too . When it came time to get paid he was asked if he’d rather be paid in stock options . He and every kid at that time took the money . Mrs. Robertson was smarter.

Ray Paquette And your final comment on the stock option probably explains why we are not independently wealthy and spending the summer following our favourite baseball team around the league circuit!!

 

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Llew Lloyd--Now you’ve got me working again . I knew I had this photo tucked away somewhere . That’s my father , Llewellyn Wescott Lloyd in the foreground of a good pic of the Hawthorne Mill in the mid 30’s . The fourth floor and bell tower are still there , but when I zoom in I’m not sure if the Bell is . As I’ve explained in other posts, even though my name is David Llewellyn Lloyd I am known by both David and Llew because of a nickname ritual that goes back to my public school days . ” Ossie ” McNeely is the best example of this as all the McNeely boys ended up being called Ossie . Dot Smith somehow was ” overlooked ” .

 

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1872– Carleton Place

Another Bell ~ By far the most pleasant feature in our busy town of Carleton Place is the number of bells, which at stated periods, ring out their various calls. A new one was this week placed in the steeple of Mr. Wm. H. Wylie’s woolen mill by. Mr. Bond, of Carleton Place.

Bell found from InsideValley.com

Thorbjornsson is happy to announce the missing Hawthorne Mill bell has been located. It will be on display during Saturday’s open house.

The Hawthorne Mill tower is missing two stories, which came off in the late ’80s. Everything was taken to the dump except the bell.

“I had no idea there was a bell tower on the Hawthorne Mill building, until a gentleman came to our first open house and dropped off some pictures.” Thorbjornsson said.

The developer managed to connect with the fellow later on on Facebook, and “that family has been very active in doing research and giving me support in the search for the bell.”

Thorbjornsson said he immediately made the decision to rebuild the mill’s tower when he saw the pictures, which belonged to Bill and Carole Flint.

“Carole worked for Leigh Instruments for years and Bill worked for them as well,” Irwin explained. “That is why he was on site (in Carleton Place) the day they took the tower down.”

“I set myself on a mission that I wanted to find the original bell,” Thorbjornsson said. “I put a call out on social media, and I called a lot of connected people in town that I knew might have some information.”

He managed to piece enough information together to get on the trail of the bell, and it was not long until he found out Cameron McGregor was the contractor who removed the bell.

“I called him up, and he was a little guarded when I brought up the bell,” Thorbjornsson said. “However, I explained to him why I wanted to know and what my intentions were.”

It turns out DRS Technologies’ general manager at the time hired McGregor to take the structure down because it was not in good shape anymore.

“A lot of people and organizations were in touch with him and wanted the bell,” Thorbjornsson said. “So, he told Cameron to take the bell and hide it.”

The bell eventually found its way to McGregor’s hunting camp.

“Someone eventually recognized it,” Thorbjornsson said. “Cameron called up the general manager and asked what to do with the bell.”

“He was told to donate it to the local museum, which he did in the mid ’90s,” the developer added.

Unfortunately, the item was not catalogued until 2008.

All this time it has been in storage at the Neelin Street Community Centre (arena).

“The museum has a storage area at the community centre for big stuff,” Irwin said. “It was sitting there as an unidentified bell.”

“We pieced everything together relatively quick, and it was a huge relief for me to hear the bell was safe,” Thorbjornsson said.

“Jennifer and I started talking and we have come to an understanding,” he continued. “Lawyer Ken Bennett is working on the agreement.”

The bell will go back in the tower once it is reconstructed – on a long-term loan. However, it is still protected as the museum’s property.

“It is very heartwarming to see it put back,” Irwin said.

 

 

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Photo by Robert McDonald Photography

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Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

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

 

 

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From Joyce MacKenzie

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Early Newspapers- Accident of John Devlin

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Early Newspapers- Accident of John Devlin

 

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Newspaperman 1860

 

WARNING GRAPHIC!

September 2 1898-Almonte Gazette

 

Terrible Accident Occurred on the C.P.R. track here last Saturday night (August 28). John Devlin, the seventeen-year-old son of Mr. James Devlin, Carleton Place, in company with a couple of younger boys, was stealing a ride from the junction town to Almonte on what is known as the *“blind baggage” of the Winnipeg express, and while the train was speeding along opposite the Church street crossing, about two hundred yards from the station, young Devlin jumped off between the tracks and, according to some boys who were eyewitnesses, he bounded back with his head across the track.

A wheel passing over his head, smashing the skull and crushing the lower part of his face into a pulp. Death must have been instantaneous. The probability is that deceased never knew what happened him. A couple of his toes were also cut off. The face presented a horrible sight, and was totally unrecognizable. Some young men identified the unfortunate young man by his clothing. Coroner Burns was soon on the scene, and communicated with the relatives and the railway authorities with as little delay as possible, but the ‘body remained on the ground for some time before authority was given for its -removal, the decision in the interval being that no inquest was necessary.

Undertaker Donaldson then took the body to his “ morgue,” where it was dressed and coffined, after which, at the request of two brothers of deceased, he drove it to the home at Carleton Place, whence the funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, to St. James’ church and cemetery, and was very largely attended.

The Herald says: “ Deceased was an employee in the Hawthorne woolen mill, a weaver, and was a steady and industrious young man. The parents and brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the whole town in their sudden and heavy bereavement. He was 17 year old.

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St. James Anglican Cemetery – Block A-to-J,
230 – 8th Concession of Ramsay Twp, Carleton Place
Lanark County

 

Why would anyone publish anything this graphic?

Once upon a time, newspapers were a primary source of information. In the early 1800s, newspaper publishing bore little resemblance to the business it is today. Most newspapers had a small circulation, and were staffed by a very small number of workers. Division of labor in the newspaper publishing process – news gathering and reporting, editing, and printing–was uncommon, though it became more so as the period progressed. Even in the larger, urban newspapers, the owner of the paper would usually serve as the reporter and editor. Apprentices often assisted with printing and delivery.

Their principal function was not necessarily to inform, but to make money for the publisher, which they did by selling copies of the paper to readers and selling advertisements to businesses. Nineteenth century newspapers, unlike urban papers in our own multimedia universe, often carried very detailed coverage of a much broader range of activities – lengthy transcriptions of evidence given in court, for example, or the minute by minute happenings of a municipal council meeting, or an accident similar to the above newspaper article. The hunger for news and the lack of well-researched stories often meant that rumour and hearsay were published as fact. Then, as now, sensational stories helped sell newspapers, and checking the facts did not always take priority. So don’t believe everything you read in the newspapers:)

 

 

*blind baggage
:  a railway baggage, express, or postal car that has no door or opening at one end

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal11 Oct 1929, FriPage 22

 

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Hawthorne Mill–The Early Years– 1874 -1930

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Church Choir Picnic – 1885 just in front of the Hawthorne Mill Emily Street-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

An Invitation to the Old Hawthorne Mill

 

I realized I had the early history of the Hawthorne Mill all over the place in my files– so decided to document it here for once and for all.

The larger industrial plants opened in Carleton Place in the 1870s were the McArthur and Hawthorne Woollen Mills and the Gillies Machine Works.

 

1874--In the first stages of a five year business depression two new industries were started here.  They came with the building of the three storey stone structure of the Gillies Machine Works on the north side of the river at the lower falls, and the opening of the four storey stone woollen factory of Abraham Code, M.P.P., later known as the Hawthorne Woollen Mill.

1879-With two local woollen mills remaining in operation, the closed Hawthorne Woollen Mill was offered for sale by Abraham Code.

 

1881- W. H. Wylie, lessee of the McArthur mill, bought the Hawthorne woollen mill from its new owner James Gillies at a price reported as $19,000.

1907 – A Quebec company, the Waterloo Knitting Co. Ltd., similarly re-opened the Hawthorne Woollen Mill.


1910- The Hawthorne woollen mill was reopened by its new owner, the Carleton Knitting Co., Ltd.

 

1917–The Hawthorne Mills Limited was incorporated with a capital stock authorization of $200,000. In the first world war they supplied serge for British army uniforms and the Canada Woollen Mills expanded its operations here at the Gillies and Hawthorne mills.


1918- The Hawthorne woollen mill, with two hundred employees, was enlarged.

 

1927- According to this list the Hawthorne Mill was closed down again with a lot of other woolen mills

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal10 Mar 1928, SatPage 21

 

Llew Lloyd– In the summer of 1960 or 61 I worked for my father cleaning and painting the original stone structure to get it ready for Leigh instruments to move in . Amazing that the building was abandoned all that time and managed to be put back into service .

 

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Photo- Linda Seccaspina

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Jul 1937, Sat,  Page 1

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We love comments, we love stories and we love photos.. Thanks goes to Joyce MacKenȝie for this sheet of writing paper from the Hawthorne Mill in Carleton Place-

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Jan 1915, Sat,  Page 19

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 21 Feb 1948, Sat, Page 17 Louella Shail at the Renfrew Knitting Mills.. (Hawthorne)–

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 21 Feb 1948, Sat, –Colourful Spring plaids from the Renfrew Woolen Mill (Hawthorne) being displayed by Mrs Zephyr Bennett

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Sep 1904, Fri,  Page 1

 

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Wanda Tysich of Carleton Place at the Renfrew/ Hawthorne Mill

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Feb 1948, Sat,  Page 17

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  11 Apr 1924, Fri,  Page 16

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  04 Sep 1907, Wed,  Page 6

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  03 Mar 1908, Tue,  Page 7

 

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B.J. Ritza assistant designer for the Renfrew Woolen Mill/Hawthorne

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Feb 1948, Sat,  Page 17

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  17 Jul 1959, Fri,  Page 5

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Oct 1955, Thu,  Page 2

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  31 Oct 1930, Fri,  Page 17

 

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More Hawthorne Mills history… this place was sold a lot..:(
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 25 Oct 1932, Tue, Page 15

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

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

Related reading–later years of the mill

The Revolutions of the Hawthorne Mill

The Rencraft Fire Dept Photo Brings Back a Familiar Name

The Case of the Bell that Disappeared

An Invitation to the Old Hawthorne Mill