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One of the ‘Old School’ — Judge Jamieson — Home and Career

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One of the ‘Old School’ — Judge Jamieson — Home and Career

Almonte Gazette March 1923

1923, Friday March 16, The Almonte Gazette front page
Judge Jamieson Passes Away At The Age of Eighty Years.
Late Judge Was Down Town Ten Days Before End
Began Notable Career as Printer and Was Founder of Renfrew Journal
Almonte Village Reev Was Noted During His Long Life for Integrity
and People Spoke of Him as Good Man


His Honour Judge Jamieson, K.C., died at his residence in Almonte in the early hours of Monday morning after a short illness. He was 84 years of age. The passing of Judge Jamieson removes from the community one who was often described as “Almonte’s best citizen.” His life and work was marked by high standards of thought and conduct. He was born in the township of South Sherbrooke in Lanark County in 1839. When he was three years old his family moved to the township of North Gower in the County of Carleton. After attending the public school there for some years he finished his education at the Perth Grammar School. He learned the trade of printer in the office of the “British Standard” published in Perth. After following that trade for some years in Merrickville, Ottawa, Ogdenburg and New York, he established in the year 1858 the “Renfrew Journal” in the then village of Renfrew. He disposed of the “Renfrew Journal” the following year and began the study of law in the office of the late W.G. Buell, of Perth. After completing his law course he established a legal practice in the village of Arnprior in the year 1864. In 1866 he came to Almonte and began the practice of law here. From then on he had been one of the leading citizens of the town and county and won universal respect. In 1869 before the incorporation of Almonte as a Village he served as a councillor for the township of Ramsay. The late Daniel Galbraith, an old political opponent, but a strong personal friend, sat with him in the same council. He was elected reeve of Almonte in 1874 as Almonte was then an incorporated village.

In 1877 he was elected warden of the County of Lanark. He contested North Lanark for the House of Commons five times, first in 1873 against the late sitting member, Daniel Galbraith. He was defeated twice and elected three times. He was first elected in 1882 and retired in 1891 when he was appointed a county judge for the county of Wellington. He was made a Queen counsel in 1889. For twenty-three years he served on the bench and in 1914 he retired and came back to Almonte to live. Judge Jamieson was married in 1865 to Elizabeth Caras of Fitzroy. She died in 1918. They had five sons, three of whom survive.

Harold died at Almonte in 1916, Percy lives in Almonte, Algernon died at Guelph when he was a lad of 18, and Dr Heber and Dr Claude live in Edmonton. Since his wife’s death the Judge had made his home with Mrs. Harold Jamieson and his grandson, Mr Raymond Jamieson. The family burying ground is at the Eighth Line cemetery and there rest the remains of Mrs Joseph Jamieson, Harold Jamieson and Algernon Jamieson. Judge Jamieson’ remains will be placed with them. Judge Jamieson although he had been in failing health for some years was only ill for a few days. He was downtown on Friday March 2 and enjoyed much the warm sunshine. On Thursday March 3 he was unable to leave his room and he died on Monday morning at 2 o’clock.


The Funeral


The funeral took place on Wed. afternoon from his residence on Union Street. The service was held in the Methodist church and was largely attended. Rev J.T.E. Blanchard conducted the service assisted by Rev Dr McCrae and the choir of the church led the praise. Mrs Blanchard presided at the organ. After prayer by Dr McCrae there was a brief address by Mr Blanchard founded upon the text from the Book of Job: “Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age like a shock of corn cometh in its season. Mr Blanchard told of Judge Jamieson’s life and conduct his assiduous attention to duty, his high aims, his love for the church and all its works. He mentioned that for over twenty-five years he had been superintendent of the Sunday School and always in his place on Sunday morning and evening. Latterly he had not been able to be at church so regularly by he was almost always there on Sunday morning.

He was for many years a member of the Quarterly Board and a local preacher. “He was a good man.” said Mr Blanchard.”Everybody I have spoken to about him says so. I believe it is not too much to say that Almonte has lost its best citizen and the Methodist church one of its best members.” At the close of service the body was taken to the vault at the Eighth Line cemetery there to remain until spring. The pallbearers were: Messrs W.N. Action, H.H. Cole, Percy A. Greig, Dr J.T. Kirkland, W.C. Pollock and P.J. Young. Amongst those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Dr Claude Jamieson of Edmonton; Mr Robert Jamieson of Perth; Mr Clinton Jamieson of Peterboro; Mr Archibald Jamieson of Toronto; and Dr Jamieson of Arnprior. The members of Almonte town council attended in a body.


A Prominent Figure


Speaking of the late Judge Jamieson, Judge J.H. Scott, of Perth said: “The passing of Judge Jamieson, at a ripe old age, removed a figure which for half a century had a prominent place in the public and judicial life of this province. I did not know him personally until comparatively recent years but in my early political days I was in touch with his activities in Parliament and later on I was brought into somewhat closer contact with his career as Junior County Judge of Wellington, being myself a practitioner in a nearby county. He was a painstaking and careful judge and well preserved the traditions of the Bench. He was a man of conviction with the courage to stand by his conception of what was right. Popularity in its ordinary sense was a secondary consideration to him. He liked the good opinion of his fellowmen but he preferred to secure it by his evident sincerity of purpose. And he did succeed during his public life in retaining the respect of his constituents in a marked degree. Before ascending the Bench he was for a long generation closely identified with history and progress of the County of Lanark and particularly the North Riding. He was, in a real sense, one of the ‘Old School’ and his public services ought to be gracefully remembered in this part of the Province where he was so widely known and respected. “Our Best Citizen” Mr William Thoburn, who was his oldest friend has this to say: “I said when Judge Jamieson left us to sit on the bench that Almonte had lost its best citizen. I say so again now that he has left us forever. Almonte has lost its best citizen. he was a good man. His influence for good had been very great.”


His Influence
Mr Robert Paterson, of Carleton Place said: “I was a law student in Judge Jamieson’s office, and I learned to respect and admire the high principles which dominated his career. he influence strongly those who were associated with him and I know that the training he gave me and the influence he exerted had an effect all through my after life. Judge Jamieson was a good man.”


His High Ideals

Mr C.J. Foy, of Perth, said: “I have just heard of the death of His Honour Judge Jamieson and I desire on ths occasion to express my appreciation of the late Judge, not only as a citizen of the County of Lanark, but also as a member of the legal profession in Ontario. As one of the younger members of the legal profession in the County of Lanark. I always held in the very highest regard the late Judge Jamieson, not only on account of his legal attainments but also on account of his high ideals of manhood. Judge Jamieson belonged to what might rightly be termed the ‘Old School’ and it is a regrettable fact that his day and generation are fast passing away. In all his dealings, whether in law or politics he was fair to his opponents and loved a manly clean encounter. He will be greatly missed by his fellow townsmen and his brothers of the legal profession and the greatest eulogy I can now bestow upon the late Judge Jamieson is – He was a Man. I extend to his sorrowing friends and relatives my most sincere sympathy.”

80 clyde Street

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa JournalOttawa, Ontario, Canada27 Apr 1974, Sat  •  Page 41

ALMONTE, Ontario– The extremely fine stone bouse at 80 Clyde Street here in Almonte facing the Mississippi River, was built m 1867 by Joseph Jamieson, later a Judge of the County Court of Wellington County. Brackets underneath the eaves, mansard roof, excel-. . lent trim over the large windows, the elaborate front and side verandahs and the wrought iron “widow’s walk” on the rooftop all combine to make this an outstanding example of early building. In 1893 Judge Jamieson sold the property to Alfred Greig who was in turn appointed County Court Judge for Bruce County in 1912.

His son, Percy Greig inherited the house and it was known as the Greig House until 1963 when Grant Campbell, the present owner bought it from Mrs. Percy Greig. It is interesting to note the pattern or tradition that members of the legal profesion have always occupied this house.

The most spectacular detail however is the lovely, life-size “shadow board” lady on the wall at the foot of the stairs. Shadow boards, or cut-outs in wood, were used in Holland originally as decoys. Dutch houses being built flush with the streets, trouble with thieves and vandals was rife–so shadow boards were created to discourage break-ins.

The drawing-room has aTatlock marble fireplace and recessed windows with panelling which are repeated in the library on the opposite side of the house and in the dining-room at the rear. A family room has been created from the former, early privy ”accommodation” – opening off the kitchen on east side. In this room which has ”wonderful views of the river, Grant Campbell has small museum of pine pieces, artifacts and wooden ducks. In the main part of the house upstairs there are three bedrooms, the front of the original hall having been enclosed. Connected by a hallway the top of the staircase, rooms over the kitchen wing include the master, bedroom, two bathrooms and guest room.

80 clyde Street

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An Update to the Kennedy House — Harold “Ozzie” McNeely

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An Update to the Kennedy House — Harold “Ozzie” McNeely

The former Kennedy House on High Street

As you know Thomas Quinn of Ferguson’s Falls led the four teams required to move this house down the frozen Mississippi River and Lake to its present site. Tragically there was a devasting fire that consumed a lot of this house in August of 2021. It is said at present that it is a complete tear down.

Firefighters with Ocean Wave Fire Company and the Mississippi Mills and Beckwith fire departments battled a fire that destroyed a home on High Street in Carleton Place Aug. 22. The home sustained over $500,000 in damage due to the fire, which originated in the basement.–READ HERE

Today I talked to Harold “Ozzie” McNeely and he told me when he was growing up the move of this house was always in conversation. They used to go up to Ferguson Falls for business (live stock) and he remembers being shown as a child where the house once existed in that village. One of his teachers in High School was a Kennedy who owned the house as they too often spoke about this house. Ozzie said the house that was moved was very small and unlike the size it was at present. The home had an addition built on to the main small house in later years.

He said it took awhile, about a week, to move down the ice with teams of horses and the house’s port of entry to Carleton Place and High Street was Nichol’s wharf which is now Centennial Park. From there teams of horses and sleighs pulled the house to its present location through the snow.

I would like to correct some misinformation regarding the Kennedy house. My Dad, Douglas Kennedy , did teach at CPHS until 1955 when he went to Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa to teach.
There had not been any previous Kennedys in the house as he bought it from a Miss Campbell in the early 50’s.
My siblings and l grew up in that house and were saddened to hear of the fire and the possible demise of our childhood home.
Evelyn Kennedy Julian

Corrected thanks Evelyn!

Nichol’s Wharf-Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum — read-Before and After at Centennial Park

Thanks Ozzie, and he also told me there used to me a small tunnel under the RBC bank was and where the safe was. Also, the Queen’s Hotel had/ has two basements and there was one tunnel to bring the beer out to the back parking lot.

The rollers that moved the house-Findlay recorded the event of his findings and this actual document is at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

INTERESTING HISTORY

To read the stories click:

The Name of the Man that Moved the Kennedy House

The House that Skated to Carleton Place — Kennedy House

Back in 2015, Carleton Place Coun. Linda Seccaspina profiled the unique story behind the home on her blog.

Known as the Kennedy House, at the corner of Flora and High streets, the home wasn’t actually built in Carleton Place. It was moved down the frozen Mississippi River from Innisville to Carleton Place during winter around 1900 by a large group of horses and men.

“Thomas Quinn of Ferguson’s Falls led the four teams required to move this house down the frozen Mississippi River and lake to its present site,” she stated in her blog post.

Carleton Place was the home’s third location. It was originally built in 1845 on land in Ferguson’s Falls–.READ HERE

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The Derry Farm of Angus McDiarmid

The House on the Cliff and the Old Bridge

The Pakenham House—- Thomas Lowe House

The Fleming House –Ashton — Seth Hamilton

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The Fleming House –Ashton — Seth Hamilton

All photos and text thanks to Seth Hamilton!

Hi Linda,

I love your blog. We’ve been in Ashton for 3 years and have gotten to know many of the older folks in town. We live in the Fleming house which is at 2005 Worley, which was a house over from the castle. ( still looking for comments and photos of ‘the castle:-Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton)

Our house is often called the Ormrod house because they lived here longest, but a Fleming built it. He married Elizabeth the daughter of Neil Stewart who lived in the little red brick house on Flewellyn  (a log home, clad in brick). Some of that home is from the 1840s, but some of it burned. The Stewarts were farmers and owned the big barn tucker in behind town, Fleming took over the farm when he married Elizabeth and built this triple brick house somewhere between 1880 and 1890.

We actually found love letters between Joe Ormrod and Liz McAffrey in the attic floors. Looks like there were two Flemings, at different times and  two fleming homes/houses.

Also, there are a few people left here who knew Thelma Crigger. The Jinkinsons still own the garage and still live in the house next to it. The school house was built because Joe Ormrod and Jinkison raised the funds. I found newspaper ads where they were looking in Ottawa for a teacher. If you have any questions about any part of it, I may have more information. We used your blog as a starting point for a lot of research. We have a lot of artifacts. Including an orange order manual from 1914 I think.

Can you add any memories or history? Thanks Seth for this!!

Looking for Photos of ‘The Castle’ in Ashton

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Tarred and Feathered in Ashton

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  2. Dust on the Wind –Ashton Social Notes 1887-1897 Names Names Names
  3. Another Lanark County “Murdoch Mystery” –Elfreda Drummond of Ashton
  4. When Trains Crash —Ashton Train Accident 1950
  5. Mrs Crigger’s House in Ashton?
  6. The Ashton Hotel– Questions Questions Flemmings and McFarlanes
  7. McFarlanes –Stewart’s Fire– and Other Things in Ashton
  8. Somewhere in Ashton-The Ashton Curmudgeon
  9. The Ashton Funeral to end all Funerals
  10. Did Anyone Ever Have Fun in Ashton?
  11. Ashton 101
  12. Did Anyone Have Fun in Ashton? Part 2- The Fleming House 
  13. How to Catch a Pigeon in Ashton
  14. The Ashton Carleton Place Car Theft Ring
  15. Did Samuel Pittard of Ashton Murder His Wife?
  16. Good Old Lanark County Music–From the 70s to now
  17. The John Shore House
  18. Jenkins: Ashton’s log and mortar-chinked history meets modern times
  19. Did You Know the Ashton Anglican Church Dates Back to 1845?

Looking for History on- 154 Lake Ave East –Quinn

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Looking for History on- 154 Lake Ave East –Quinn

Greetings:

I am researching 154 Lake Ave. East, Carleton Place, where my husband Bill Quinn was raised. The home was sold about 1986. The Quinns (William Edward and Dorothy) purchased the home in 1957 from the widow Mary “Ethel” Dowsett Hill (wife of Fred). The Hill’s had purchased from the widow of Starr Easton Stewart (Elizabeth Jane Warren) in 1905.

Starr Stewart appears to be the first who lived in the home as of 1896 but I’m trying to determine who actually built the home. The land registry gets a bit tricky as there is another Elizabeth J Stewart (nee Corley? wife of Duncan) listed. There is however, James Watt (selling land? to Starr) also listed in 1896 and as he built the home across the street (155 Lake Ave), I’m wondering if he also built 154. There are quite a few similar bits of architecture in the gingerbread and scalloped siding.

James Watt

James and Margaret Watt- Carleton Place

Mr. James Watt, of the firm of T. Watt & Son, struck a 2:40 gait for the scene with his fire extinguisher. He got there The David of London was the last ship to sail, and it was the smallest. She carried 364 passengers, and among them was 22 year-old James Watt and his 18 year old wife Margaret soon to be residents of Carleton Place. There was also their  6 month old son John, and James’s father and his wife Marion, both in their 50s. Read more here: Riders on the Storm– Journey to Lanark County — Part 3

Of interest, William Quinn Sr. built a massive replica doll house of 154 Lake Ave East for our daughter in 1985 with the help of his neighbour Mr. Fred McTavish. Of course the McTavish family is featured prominently in the area also.
Any help appreciated as we live in B.C. so difficult to access info.
Thanks, Dianne Quinn

Does anyone have any history they could provide for 154 Lake Ave East?

Thank you.

Linda

Starr Stewart

When Eva May Stewart was born on 4 June 1891, in Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada, her father, Starr Easton Stewart, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Warren, was 19. She married Frank Kubat on 4 June 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 5 years and Coral Gables, Dade, Florida Territory, United States in 1940. She died in 1943, in Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 52.

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Looking for Information of the Bear Shot at Jay Playfairs

Documenting The House on Highway 7

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Documenting The House on Highway 7
Clara Ashton

Clara AshtonAbandoned – Ottawa/Gatineau & The Valley

Yesterday at 9:55 AM  · Oh the nostalgia. I sometimes shed a tear driving by. My childhood home, now sitting empty and without a doubt falling apart on the inside.

It’s not technically “abandoned” I guess. Its vacant and I don’t think the inside has been maintained since 2013.

They cut the grass in the summer and if I’m not mistaken they use the barns for storage, but the home has not seen a family since June 2013 when we moved out. In the winter nobody plows the driveway, so it really looks lonely that 6 months of the year.

The farmhouse is located outside of Carleton Place, right before scotch corners road and tatlock road when you’re going westbound on highway 7.

Part of me wonders if they’re sitting on it to eventually sell to a developer, but that’s nothing more than speculation.

It’s been sad slowly watching things fall apart throughout the years. I wish they’d do something with it.

Clara AshtonTom Montreuil my mom and dad bought it in the late 90s. My mom ran her equine boarding and tack store out of it from 2001-2010ish

*I’m not recommending that anyone trespasses, it’s very much owned by someone*

Clara Ashton
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Amanda Grace Emon photo from 2011

Ahh reminiscing on old times!
Clara AshtonAmanda Grace Emon used to have a good photo of the kitchen… can’t seem to find it. This is my sister and I from one Halloween, you can see the mudroom and part of the kitchen…
So many memories in this house
Clara Ashton
From the Tales of Carleton Place

Victoria WilliamsonThe golf course owns it! I’m sure some day they will add more holes for the course maybe make it into a club house.

Troy StanzelThat was my grandfather’s farm Lindsey Thompson

Ashley MarieI used to shop here when Clara was little. Her mom is a wonderful lady. I miss riding here and spending my hard earned barn chore money 💜

Emma Drummond-LeclairAshley Marie right?! I remember when Clara was a little girl too! Running around the shop!

Dawna HurdisUsed to be a beautiful home when my Grandpa owned it. So much character on the inside! Saddens me as well each time I drive by and see it deteriorating. Lots of child hood memories on that property!

helma DowdallWhen I was a child this house belonged to a Mr. and Mrs Boland. They had no family. I always thought that they had the house built but I could be wrong.

Jessica RaceyI’ve always loved this home!! I can never understand why people just leave homes to slowly deteriorate. Why not rent it out, if it’s just sitting there and someone still owns it?

Dave HickThe attic is full of guano and the house has virtually no insulation knob and tube wiring an outdated oil furnace single pane windowsHowever it would be a great candidate for a complete overhaul

Tanis CordickDave Hick we were u set the assumption the owner of the golf course had bought it and was going to use the house as a clubhouse, I’m guessing that’s not the case 🤷‍♀️

Dave HickTanis Cordick i did an inspection on it before the golf course bought itBarn is in good shapeGood deal on the land because house needed lots of work

Documenting Memories 121 Moore Street Carleton Place

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Documenting Memories 121 Moore Street Carleton Place

Tom EdwardsDan Williams This is your Mom and Dads home on Franktown Road.

Dan WilliamsTom Edwards Yep lived there from when I was 12 to 20. When dad died in ’83 it sold for 56,000 I think

There was a clause somewhere that stopped anybody building anything in that side lot that would block the view down Moore street from the kitchen window of the original owners. It looks like that house beside is far enough back to meet that clause. There was a car dealer there for a while and a headstone place at one time. Every now and again someone would take the front porch off coming around that curve. Dad fixed that by replacing the wooden front porch with a cement one. We had 3 chestnut trees in the yard that I used to climb. One of which was near the back porch so I could get out my bedroom window and climb down. Not that I ever needed to. As well as the big red maple. Charlie Costello’s BP was across the road and I used to pump gas there. Funny thing is we all smoked then and I can remember filling tanks while having a ciggy. Mom bought groceries across the road at Coolidge’s and I used to charge the odd pack on her account. Told Mr Coolidge they were for mom.

Read-Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Kristin FitzpatrickDan thanks for sharing your story!! It’s so cool hearing all these histories.Really makes me want to know even more about our old place……. although the very coolest thing I know I heard from a woman (sadly now with Alzheimer’s) but on a “good day” her husband drove her here and she was able to remember a lot. She was actually born in the house, in 1920…. her brother too a few years later! She remembered that 2 of our additions weren’t there, and which was her bedroom window. The story was cut short sadly, but it was very cool for sure!

Ray PaquetteWhen I lived as a boy (until aged 12) in the big brick building south of this, the home was owned by Mrs. Griffiths. I certainly remember the chestnut trees and the car lot was owned/run/managed by Roy “Shad” Wilson who later was in real estate in Smiths Falls. His father ran the corner store, at Santiago and Moore before Mr. Coolidge….

Dan WilliamsRay PaquetteKristin Fitzpatrick Mrs Griffiths was the lady who passed away I think before we bought it. Not sure though. Whoever it was had a beautiful player piano that mom wanted to buy but money was tight. After all the mortgage which was paid to Mrs Mervin MacPherson was a whole $58.06. I used to walk it up to MacPherson’s on Antrim street once a month, cash from the time I was 12. Funny, that reminds me is it still notmal for a lady to become Mrs so and so and give up her name when she marries. Mom’s name was Rita but she always sgined things Mrs Omar Williams jr.

Norma FordDan Williams I don’t believe it was a law but something women did back then. My Mom always signed by Mrs. Hilton Dorman and it really angered me. She had a name. I was finally able to get her to sign Mrs. Harriet Dorman in the middle sixties but I couldn’t get her to drop the Mrs. It was just something they were raised with. I think it took the suffragette era to change the way women regarded themselves even

Jeff LevesqueThe O’Meara’s lived there for a long time – maybe 20 or more years. Gary, the Father, was a postal worker in town for a long time. Played in a small band with Pat Wilbond, Nick Williams and others. Amy Margret should be able to fill in the blanks.

Michelle GroulxIt is unfortunate that most of the physical history of this house is gone or hidden.I’m a purist and there are few actual century homes around that haven’t been ruined by ripping out wood, dividing rooms, discarding floors for fake floors, changing out to horrible window choices, paint in garish colours etc.As a historian and anthropologist, this vexes me to no end.

Allan WilliamsThat does look like my grandparent’s house. The last time I visited was in the 1970s. My Dad was Ken Williams.

You can see 121 Moore Street through the windows– Sal and Melba Barker Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz (Carleton Place Mrs. Gees)

Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz (Carleton Place Mrs. Gees)

Coffee Talk– Coolidge’s Penny Candy and Rochester Street– For Tom Edwards

Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Memories of Mrs. Gee’s Homemade Egg Rolls

Looking for History– 73 Morphy Street– Marc Scheppler

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Looking for History– 73 Morphy Street– Marc Scheppler

thanks to Mark for sending this. One by one we will get some history on these homes..

My neighbour remembers the home looking like this in the 50s

This is our home. Wondering if anyone has any info to share. Would appreciate any history. The sketch was given to us by a previous owner–Marc Scheppler

Other Homes on Morphy Street

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
May 12, 2020  · 

190 Morphy Street.

Jeremy StinsonDez Moore’s place. He once said when he built it, it was a mile to town via the road. Townline didn’t exist. He mentioned that Mullet St. Didnt make it to George St.This house is beside the Legion.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
April 21, 2020  · 

151 Morphy Street

Carol McDonaldA little more info on 151 Morphy St.home. Many years back Mr Bolton and Mrs Flora Bolton lived there and likely the people I. The picture are Mr and Mrs Bolton and an aunt that lived with them. Flora Bolton had a daughter married to Stewart Ormrod and they had a daughter who is Mrs Eleanor Code.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

April 16, 2020  · 95 Morphy Street— in Carleton Place, Ontario.

Mike McNeelyi remember Mrs Turner lived in that house in the 70s and she collected tea pots and had them all over the house–my grandparents lived kitty corner on Baines

Documenting Houses –Before and After 41 Julian

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The writing was on the wall on December 20, 2017 when gas and other elements were removed.All photos by Amanda Armstrong— read-Every House Needs to be Remembered– 41 Julian Street Mississippi Manor

read-Every House Needs to be Remembered– 41 Julian Street Mississippi Manor

After–All photos John Southwell Junior 

A brand new custom bunglow was built by local home builder, Southwell Homes Ltd., in 2019 on the former location. Not one part of original home including foundation, pool or fencing was left. All brand new. New owner took possession in April 2020. 



Regards,

John Southwell Junior – Owner

Ray Paquette3 hours

I knew the owner of the home that was allowed to become completely unliveable to the point that the only option was to raze the home and start over. Some day the true story of why the home was allowed to deteriorate to the the point it did will become known.

I was friends with his neighbours and I’m sure they are pleased with the transformation to the property as are all residents of the Manor.

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Documenting 178 Flora Street Carleton Place

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Documenting 178 Flora Street Carleton Place

Hi Linda I grow up in Carleton Place I childhood home was 178 Flora St. We bought the home in 1965 when I was 5 and my Mother sold the home in 1998 a year after my Father had passed away. I had always what to know the history of the home- Lyann Lockhart

Kate TeleckiMy grandpa Stewart Drummond grew up in this house and attended cphs! My mom always told me the story of how he was the first kid at cphs to have his own bicycle and all the kids lined up to have a turn on it !

Gail GrabeWe lived in the Bungalow beside this house for about 11 yrs. (69-80), the Hamiltons lived in that home, our young children played together.

Angela Hurdis BeazleyHi there, we currently live in this home. We purchased it about 10-11 years ago with my parents as joint project to renovate.My husband, myself and our children have lived here now for about 7 years.We don’t know about the history of the home but we did purchase it from the Hamilton’s. My parents & husband did a lot of renovations to take the house back to its original state with a modern look to it.We are looking at having some landscaping done this summer to give it a better curb side appeal.We would also love to know any history of the home as well.

Kyla BaronHey Kate, Sorry this is late. My Mom doesn’t know much at all. She said they were just told that was where her grandparents lived, the rare time they drove by it. Uncle Bill probably knows more (Grace Drummond). What we do know is: Great Grandpa Drummond was a wealthy man and owned tenant properties (Mom doesn’t know how many or exactly how he came to have that money). Sometime during the Great Depression, the farmer who worked the property on County Rd. 29 defaulted on the mortgage (held by Great Grandpa Drummond) and so, the Drummond family moved there, selling the Flora Street house at some point. We don’t know how old our Grandpa Stewart Drummond was when they moved to the farm on 29 but he spent the majority of his life there. His father owned many horses and the barn there was originally built as the stables to house them. Our Grandpa Stewart hated horses and when his father died, he got rid of them and over the years, lost all the money his father had. Mom says he never talked about his father so she doesn’t know much more than that. She said it’s possible that her Great grandparents (our Great – Great grandparents) might have built that house but she doesn’t know for sure. Sorry we can’t be more help!

Ray PaquetteLinda Seccaspina When I was in Grade 9, ca. 1954, Arthur and Catherine (MacGregor) Cousens lived in part of this house but as he was often moved in his work, I believe they were just renting the north part of the house. I have no idea who owned the home at the time….

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Did you know?

James E. Bennett built three houses in the Flora Street area.  One of them is occupied by his grandson Bill and his wife Lois.  Behind the house were stables where up to five horses were housed.  They were used as delivery horses for the meat market, and they knew the routes as well as the men who drove them.  One old horse, the story goes was so familiar with the routine of the business that when Findlay’s Foundry whistle blew at 12 noon, the horse headed for Flora Street with or without the driver.  “You better be on that cart when the whistle went, or the horse went home without you”, was the saying of the day.  In the morning a delivery man went door to door picking up order for meat.  There were no telephones, and this was the way the business ran.  The lady ordered from the delivery man, he rushed back to the store, filled the order and rushed back out to deliver it so she could cook it for the noon meal.

Abner Nichols once owned a saw mill along the Mississippi River at the bottom of Flora street. Nichols was also in the timber business and owned a planning mill on the corner or Lake Ave and Moore Street in 1896. The Nichols home was the first home of a family that produced three mayors of Carleton Place over three generations. Nichols was also Carleton Place’s first Reeve, and served as Mayor in 1894 and in 1899. Later the house served as the rectory for St.James Anglican church.

Katie ChallenMy husband, daughter and I recently moved into “Butcher” Bill’s and Lois Bennett’s house on Flora Street. We’ve heard so many lovely stories about them since coming here. I’ve been doing a bit of research on the Bennett family…what a legacy! We’re currently working on cleaning up the garage, which apparently housed the delivery horses for Bennett’s Meat Market.

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Willis House Clippings Photos and Comments

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Willis House Clippings Photos and Comments
Larry Clark photo– 2015

Margaret McCann-patterson

This was my Grand Parents house, Michael and Julia McCann. The house was sold when they died but the back parcel of land was kept for sometime and we had a Christmas tree farm. The land was sold I think in 1982 or around there. I also had an Aunt, Alice Quinn who lived on Neopolitan Street. I believe Doris Quinn is doing a tree on the Quinn side. I have alot of history in Carleton Place and loved seeing the house.

Wes White-remember many meals and sleep overs within that house as a.kid. it was owned by the Noyse-Browns at that time.

Janice Tennant Campbell

April 5 at 1:53 PM  · One I took in August 2019

Johnna Ferrill GloverClaire and Timmy Noyes-Brown lived there. They had ponies too

Wes White-Johnna Ferrill Glover … and goats, chickens, ducks and pigs. Lol

Sandi RasmussenClaire actually sent me this article on the house last week! Loved that house😃

Dan WilliamsBird’s eye view of all the parkin’ up at the point back in the day.

read more at Whatcha’ Talkin Bout Willis? — This Old House in Carleton Place

Let’s look at some real vintage fashion, as modelled by this unknown Carleton Place gal! Taken c. 1880, the photo includes lots of nice details. Our model is wearing a watch at her waist, and an interesting floral/bead/feather brooch, as well as earrings and another brooch at her neck. She’s holding “Anthony’s Photographic Bulletin” – perhaps she worked at the studio? The photo was taken at the George E. Willis studio in Carleton Place. He operated on Bridge Street from 1870 to 1896 and was a member of the Willis family whose log home stands today at the western end of Lake Avenue. George was a photographer, musician and bandmaster, who died in Vancouver in 1940 , aged 96 while living with his son Stephen T. Willis of Ottawa business college fame.–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Geordie (1872 – 1951) and Henry (1875 – 1957) were the sons of Richard and Martha Willis. Richard was a steamboat engineer on the Mississipi River.
In 1891, at the age of 16 Henry was working as a spinner in a local woollen mill. As adults, the two brothers worked odd jobs and lived on Frank Street. They never married and are buried at St. James Anglican Cemetery.
The men of the Willis family were known as “River Rats” as they were river men and steamboat drivers–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12 Dec 1935, Thu  •  Page 17

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