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Miss Margaret Johnson Post Office Mistress Almonte

Miss Margaret Johnson Post Office Mistress Almonte

Several close friends and present and former associates of MissMargaret Johnson, paid tribute to Almonte’s former Postmistress on the occasion of  her retirement at an informal gathering at the Presbyterian Church Hall on Friday, August 2nd. 

The post vacated by Miss Johnson, a 28 year employee of the Post Office Department, 13 Postmistress, has been filled by Mr. Stuart Lancaster, former assistant Postmaster at Carleton Place, He took over his duties here on August 6th. 

Miss Johnson replaced the late Hal B. Kirkland on his retirement in 1961. Mr. Ian Malloch, Postmaster, from Arnprior, acting as spokesman for several other Postmasters present spoke briefly about MissJohnson’s loyal service to the public over the years and presented her with two sheets of mounted, mint stamps, one sheet commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell 28 years ago and the other commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Invention of the telephone this year. 

The stamps are considered collectors’ Items. Miss Johnson was also presented with a Certificate of Merit from the Federal Government, signed by Prime Minister Trudeau. Following the official presentations a light lunch was served to the guests. On Saturday evening, members of the family and several friends of Miss Johnson met at her home for an informal gathering. Knowing Miss Johnson to be an avid amateur photographer, those attending presented her with enough film and flashbulbs to last for years she said. — Aug 15 1974–

Unexpected Almonte
April 15, 2020  · 

A lovely, old Queen St. porch in #Almonte with one of the most interesting and beautiful sets of front doors!
Hoping some of you know some details…
(Brent? Mike? Becky?)

Jeff MillsThis house belonged to Margaret Johnson, Almonte’s Post Mistress back in the sixties. She was a good friend of my grandmother’s

Karin Setterwe lived next door to Miss Johnson for many years. Margarets mother also lived there until her passing when she was in her late 80s, early 90s. They were wonderful neighbours. The inside of the house was beautiful. Full of antique furniture (including a crib). The floors were gleaming hard wood, mouldings and bannister on the stairs. There was also a summer kitchen at the back of the house.

Jayne Munro-OuimetMy great aunts house… often visited. She was born in the late 1800’s and was aged when I was born. They once owned a hotel in northern Ontario. There son was a Doctor. She loved serving “high tea” in the parlour. I always thought she was related to the Queen, as she dressed so beautiful. Loved hats. One of her daughters was the Post Mistress in Almonte.

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The Mystery of the Almonte Post Office Clock –Five Minutes Fast and other Things….

Crime and Punishment? –Tales from the Almonte Post Office

August 1949 Introducing Johnson and McCreary –Almonte

August 1949 Introducing Johnson and McCreary –Almonte

On Saturday of this week the firm of Johnson and McCreary opens, its new men’s furnishings store on Mill Street. This is the most modernly appointed establishment of its kind in the town and people are invited to visit it on opening day or whenever convenient thereafter. Mr. A. C. Johnson started business here four years ago as a haberdasher in a store located in the Illingworth Block on Bridge Street.

He was successful, but his quarters were cramped and he decided to expand. After forming a partnership with his brother-inlaw, Mr. H. H. McCreary, the two partners purchased a larger frame building on Mill Street owned by the late P. J. Rooney. Previous to renovating this property it had housed two stores on the ground floor and an apartment on the second flat.

Messrs. Johnson and McCreary converted the ground floor space into one large store with modern furnishings and large plate glass^windows running along the entire front, bordered with vitrolite. The outside was covered with white asbestos siding. In a short time they changed what had been a rather ordinary looking structure on the town’s main street into a most cerditable place of business.

The firm of Johnson & . McCreary have a modern and extensive stock of men’s furnishings which the public is invited to look over, as well as the new store, in advertisements which appear on pages two and seven today. The apartment upstairs was also thoroughly renovated and will be occupied by the partners.

JOHNSON, Andrew Carson (Former owner Johnson Clothing Founding Member Almonte Fish & Game Club Past President Almonte Lions Club Member Mississippi Lodge AF/AM #147) In hospital at Ottawa with his beloved and devoted daughter Bonnie at his side on Monday, March 14, 2005. A. Carson Johnson of Almonte, age 81 years Beloved husband of the late Ottie M. McCreary and dearly loved father of Heather Morphy (Ken) of Brockville and Bonnie Johnson-Rourke (Peter) of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brothers Eldon, Willis and Howard. Very special and loved grandpa of Kimberly Ann Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte for visiting on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where a complete Service including committal will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Jim Ferrier officiating. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Donations in memory of Carson may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and would be appreciated by his family. Masonic members will assemble in the Chapel of the funeral home for Service Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. Published on March 16, 2005

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Larry Clark — Upper Bridge Street in Carleton Place

Larry Clark — Upper Bridge Street in Carleton Place

photo Larry Clark.. see the little yellow house- the Abner Nichols house-Dim All The Lights — Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

Linda SeccaspinaLarry--I knew where this location was immediately.. this house belonged to abner nichols and we call it the little yellow house. Its endangered of being torn down as it has been kept vacant for 10 years over a fight about something. I am constantly talking about it and going to send it to Jennifer at the museum– Did you live in that home?

Larry ClarkLinda–The house you are referring to is next to the one occupied by the Brazer’s (brick house) and is more or less in the background. Beth doesn’t remember very much about the house except that her grandparents lived there and Helen (Beth’s mother) was staying with them while her husband was away serving with the military. He and Linton must have been on leave when these photos were taken and is perhaps the first time that Helen had met her brother since the adoption 21 years previous.

Linda Thought this might be of interest due to the location, your recent story and this story is by no means complete. My wife Beth’s family 1940 in front of their rental property (Brazier’s) on Bridge St.  It seems to be located half way between Herriot and Charlotte streets. I believe this was the occasion of the first meeting between Helen, and Linton Johnson (siblings) as they had both been put up for adoption in 1919.

Helen was adopted by Braziers (lived at one time, corner of Landsdowne and Arthur, ca.1950) and Linton, by the Johnsons (farm between the Naismith’s house and Cedar Hill rd, north side.) The circumstances of their re-uniting is for the most part lost. Linton was in the Engineers and served in Europe? and Caple (family name but was known as “Bill” to everyone else) first joined the tank corps and then transferred to airborne. He was involved in “Operation Varsity” into Germany in Mar 45, whereupon they battled their way to Lismar on the Baltic Coast. They were not allowed to go further and waited there to meet up with Russian troops in May.another photo which I didn’t send due to quality but there is some background.

Photo Larry Clark
Do you know where this white frame church was? Photo Larry Clark FIND out below..:)

It was not the original Baptist church in the early 1900s

Miss Gillies in front of the Gillies home on Bridge Street with the Baptist Church on the right- Photo- Public Archives read– Who Really Built the Baptist Church in Carleton Place?

Stephen GilesWas this the Free Methodist church that was destroyed by fire?

Lila Leach-JamesStephen Giles yes it was the Free Methodist Church and also another one was on way to Innisville beside the Anglican Church which is now a converted home…Even though I was Anglican, I did go to Sunday School there with my best childhood friend ! One of the men of the congregation would come out to country and pick us up and bring us home! Her and I use to trade rabbits so the poor guy would often find a rabbit in the car! 😂….I’m sure at times he felt like a livestock dealer!

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Apr 1898, Wed  •  Page 2

I think Joann Voyce does too

I’m talking about the little white frame church on the corner of Herriott and Bridge St which was torn down many years ago.It sounds like that is the one you are referring to as well-– Joann Voyce

Joan StoddartIt looks like the Free Methodist on the south side of Herriot It is the brick beside it that I cannot picture I think Dixon’s house was brick that was burnt but it seems to be on the wrong side.

Joan this is not the first time that a photo has come out wrong side up so I think you are all right.

Wesleyan Methodist— Did you know?

Methodism was introduced into this area in the 1820s by missionaries from the United States. The Canadian branch separated from the American Church in 1824, forming the Canadian Methodist Conference, then united in 1833 with the Wesleyan Methodist Conference.

The Carleton Place Methodist congregation was organized by the Rev. Mr. John Black (great grandfather of the first organist for Zion-Memorial) in 1829, and in 1831, built the first church in the village of Carleton Place (Morphy’s Falls). It was a frame structure, large enough to seat 250 persons, situated on Bridge St. on the site of the present Baptist Church. The wooden church was moved, and a new brick building was built (the present Baptist Church). Read– Facts You Might Not Know About Carleton Place for our 150th Birthday – Part 3

Larry Clark– It’s hard to determine. I tend to agree with whomever said the church was on rh corner of Bridge and Herriot, south-west  corner would be my guess. There was a frame building behind Linton and the corner of Herriot is in the background. Can’t say that it is the same building with the church-like windows?? To me the door behind Linton’s head is a little unusual for a home??

Here is something else you did not know about Bridge Street…The Heathen School in Carleton Place — Salem’s Lot?

The Remains of the Bethel Methodist Church

Larry Clark stories

Memories of a Photo — The Forgotten Canadian Forestry Corps, Booze and a Mud Quagmire

Update to the Charles Lindbergh Story — Larry Clark

 Tales You Did Not Know About—Charles Lindbergh Landed in Carleton Place

Memories of Neighbourhood Kids — Larry Clark

Larry Clark Memories : Billings Bridge, Willow Trees and the Orange Lodge

Skating on Fraser’s Pond and Hobo Haven — Larry Clark

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Larry Clark

Larry Clark — Your Veribest Agent

A Personal Story — Caught in the Ice– Rocky Point- Larry Clark

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Yesterday at 10:09 AM  · 

It’s Photo Friday!
Larry Clark sent us this cute photo of little Beth Brazier, taken about 1940. We were able to pinpoint the location for him. It was taken on Herriott Street, between Thomas and Bridge Streets, looking east. The barn is long gone.