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‘Little’ Bits of Ernest Little — Almonte

‘Little’ Bits of Ernest Little — Almonte

Almonte Gazette November 7, 1946

Ernest Little, who has carried on the pick-up aid delivery service for the C. P. R. in Almonte since it was established some years ago has given up that post and is offering his equipment for sale, Mr. Little has been in the carting business for the last 40 years, as his father James Little was before him. At one time the Littles had four waggons on the go, the late Edward, a brother of Ernie, driving one of them. Dan Larocque, a returned soldier who has been carrying on a light trucking business in town for upwards of a year, has taken over the C. P. R. contract now.

Name:Ernest Robert Little
Birth Date:6 May 1886
Birth Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death Date:1 Aug 1969
Death Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:Saint Pauls Anglican Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:Y
Spouse:Laura Berry Little
Children:Leonard Ernest LittleKeith Gerald LittleKeith Gerald LittleWilmot Thomas LittleAnnie Laura Honeyborne

Ernest Robert Little

BIRTH6 May 1886Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
DEATH1 Aug 1969 (aged 83)Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
BURIALSaint Pauls Anglican Church CemeteryAlmonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID97334914 · View Source

1969, Thursday August 14, The Almonte Gazette page 3
The area was saddened recently to learn of the death of Ernest Robert Little who passed away after a lengthy illness at Almonte General Hospital on August 1st, 1969. He was 83 years of age. Born and educated in Almonte, he was the son of the late James Little and Margaret Dunlop. He was married in Almonte to Laura B. Toop who predeceased him in 1966. Mr. Little was well known in the area through his work as a carter for the C.P.R. He is survived by one son, Wilmonte of Almonte; and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Honeyborne, (Annie), Almonte; Mrs. Victor Tinsley (Dorthea), Carleton Place and Mrs. Tom McElligott (Retta), Renfrew, Ontario. He leaves 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bert Gunn (Mary), Brantford, Ontario and Mrs. Jack Joss (Rose) of Almonte. He was predeceased by two sons, Leonard and Keith. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. C. C. Conliffe at St. Paul’s Church, Almonte, on Sunday, August 3rd, 1969. Interment was in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny O’Neill, Lawrence Jones, George Hourigan, Ross Stanley, Vincent Ford
Contributor: Gary J Byron (49329383)

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Feb 1943, Sat  •  Page 11

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Mar 1956, Tue  •  Page 28
Julia Waugh Guthrie
23h  · 
The story behind these photos. This is Colleen Guthrie and her sister Rena Hastie, who just happen to be the daughters of long time Carleton Place barber Howard Little.
The bench they are sitting on was in their fathers barber shop ( I am sure many of you males reading this have sat on it a time or two).
Colleen and Rena were telling us last night that they sat on it quite a number of times while waiting for Howard to finish up work.
Colleen celebrated her 91 st birthday yesterday, there is a lot of years worth of memories on this bench
Happy Women of Carleton Place.. I just love this picture.. Just love it.
Julia Waugh Guthrie
17h ·
Just love this picture of my Mother in Law Colleen Little Guthrie.
From left to right, Jean (Lackie )Poulin, Doreen (Bennett )Bigras, Colleen (Little)Guthrie, bottom row, Brenda (Dunphy )Schaller. The picture was taken at the Howard Little homestead on Victoria Street. A Little has occupied this house for almost 100 years.
Julia Waugh Guthrie
June 24, 2020  · 

We managed to buy this beauty. Bruce’s grandfather ( Howard Little)is the 4th from the left back row. Love the fact we got part of the grandstands.
Also the grandfather of Naydene Naydene Guthrie Gardiner, Angie Hastie, Lynn Card and Mike Downie
Colleen Guthrie is also related to Howard Little — She was his daughter and I have already mentioned Rena Hastie who was her sister. have known Colleen Guthrie for years and came across this photo this morning. You can see Colleen cruising around with her sister Rena Hastie some days in Carleton Place.. and it’s always an amazing day when I see them at Card- Seccaspina family functions and able to bask in their wonderful conversation. Two of my favourite ladies from Carleton Place..
You have heard of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlor game based on the “six degrees of separation” concept, which posts that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. Movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between an arbitrary actor and prolific actor Kevin Bacon.
Well Howard Little is finally related to me in a round about way.. Rena Hastie’s father was Howard Little. Lynn Hastie-Card​ well that was her Grandfather. Lynn Hastie Card and I are the grandmothers of Tenley and Elia who Howard Little was their great great grandfather.– It’s true isn’t it Lynn?? LOL Photo from Julia Waugh Guthrie— Okay Julia you tell me your affiliation so we can document history here LOL

Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place

Lanark County Medical Advice 1800s – Wear Earrings for a Sore Throat

Lanark County Medical Advice 1800s – Wear Earrings for a Sore Throat

An old gentleman of Scotch descent, born in Lanark County and living on Manitoulin Island, used the following procedure for the cure of wounds in animals: Three sweet-apple scions of different lengths are procured, and each rubbed three times all over the wound. They are then carried home by the operator of the cure, and subjected to some secret treatment there. It is said that, at any rate, no word- formula is used. At this stage of the treatment the cure can be made to progress either favorably or unfavorably, at will. It is said that the twigs will become pulverized after a while.

An important part of the cure is the diet and treatment of the animal, which must be fed on hot mash, oats, chip, and similar foods. It must be exercised daily and kept moving, especially if the wound is discharging, and must also be kept very clean. The wound must be washed well with warm water before the twigs are applied. The emphasis laid on the treat- ment before and after seems to suggest that the twigs might be dispensed with.

268. The same informant was believed to possess wonderful abilities in the matter of stopping hemorrhages. It was not necessary for him to be present in order to stop these. Some formula or scriptural quotation was employed.

269. The seventh son of the seventh son can stop hemorrhages, as can also the seventh son. (W.)

270. To stop nose-bleed, place a key or a coin on the back of the neck;1 or snuff the smoke from a puff-ball (Lycoperdon).

Also read-Oddities — Lanark County Puffball Mushrooms

271. An old-fashioned first-aid for wounds or bleeding was to apply a bunch of spiderwebs.

272. For bee-stings, apply some clay or mud. The bee is supposed to die after it stings one.

273. For sore eyes, wear earrings. This remedy was formerly frequently used by men.

Also read-Strange Folklore from Ontario –BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

Two boys had a girl triend who lay dying of consumption. One evening the boys were returning home through the woods near Lanark. Quite suddenly, a little ahead of them, they saw their friend cross their path and disappear among the trees. They called her name, but she did not answer. On reaching home, they rushed into the kitchen, shouting, “Nellie is better! We saw her in the woods.” Great was their surprise to hear that Nellie had died an hour before.

Back in the 19th century, a cutting-edge new “treatment” for rheumatism was introduced on Australia’s southern coast: sitting inside a rotting whale carcass. It was believed that if a person stayed inside of the dead whale for 30 hours, they would be relieved of joint aches for up to 12 months. Clearly, there’s no scientific evidence to support the healing power of sitting inside of a dead whale, but it seems like people were desperate enough to actually try it.
Bloodletting is known as one of the oldest medical practices, dating back 3000 years to ancient Egypt. The procedure was common in medieval Europe to treat diseases such as smallpox, epilepsy, and plague. However, it didn’t end there. Bloodletting was commonly practiced throughout the 19th century, too, and is sometimes even used today. Towards the end of the 19th century, the treatment was discredited when doctors finally admitted that depleting the body’s blood supply can be risky and doesn’t have many valuable health benefits. Bloodletting puts a patient at risk of having a cardiac arrest, losing too much blood, and can cause dangerously low blood pressure, in addition to the possibility of infections and anemia.

Also read-Need “BLOOD-LETTING’? Head on Down to the Blacksmith!

The Triplets of Middleville — Reverend Smith

The Triplets of Middleville — Reverend Smith

November 1940 Almonte Gazette

Mother and triplets all doing well is the latest word received from Grace Hospital, Ottawa, respecting the condition of Mrs. Stanley B. Smith, of Middleville, wife of the United clergy man there. Mrs. Smith had been taken to the Ottawa hospital on Monday, Nov. 11th and early Tuesday morning, following a Caesarian operation performed by three surgeons, she was delivered of three boys weighing respectively, four pounds seven ounces, four pounds nine and-a-half ounces and three pounds seven-and-a half ounces.

The Gazette correspondent at Middleville, in her weekly budget of news, stated that Rev. Mr. Smith returned home much excited over the unusually happy event that had embraced his household. He was widely congratulated and many were the fervent hopes expressed for the quick recovery of the mother and the welfare of the three babies. Rev. Mr. Smith’s circuits comprises four charges: Middleville, Darling. Rosetta and Hopetown. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have one other child, a boy, five years old.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Jan 1941, Tue  •  Page 2

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 May 1941, Thu  •  Page 5
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Jul 1940, Sat  •  Page 22

The 27 Ounce Baby of Lanark — In Memory of Vera Margaret Tuck

The Smallest Babies in the World?

Middleville 1938 and Things

Middleville School _ History and Names Names Names

Jane Rankin Middleville –Gazette Correspondent

Middleville–The Vertical Board House–Another Beaver Medallion

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

James Bowes Mary McKay Middleville Clippings Genealogy

Documenting The Brooke Valley Hippies – 1981

Documenting The Brooke Valley Hippies – 1981


The locals call it Hippie Valley. But on the map it’s known as Brooke Valley, a sprawling spread west of Perth that looks more like the Ponderosa than a hippie haven. It’s a place where the folk are so self-sufficient, some have decided to take the education of their children into their own hands. Jim and Ruth Dcacovc, both former public school teachers, did it for 12 years. Recess for the Deacove girls used to be a game of basketball or a cross-country ski in the back field with Dad. Science class was helping out in the garden. “We’re self-admitted renegades,” says Jim, who with his wife Ruth now make cooperative games. “We did our 12-year duty and fulfilled our social work contract with society.”

This year Tanya, 13, and Christa, 12, went back to the public school in preparation for high school. The girls are products of young professional parents who have joined a number of Canadians who believe public schooling is not all it’s chalked up to be. The Canadian Alliance of HomeschoolerS now numbers about 300 families across Canada. It was founded two-and-a-half years ago as a support system for parents who wished to take their children out of public school, by Wendy and Rolf Priesnitz who live in a rural area near Hamilton. “There are a lot of people very unhappy with the school system,” said Priesnitz.

In the Perth area there are just two children now in home instruction and just a handful of “homeschooled” children in urban areas. Right now, there are none in Ottawa-Carleton. The concept of home instruction seems to attract the young professionals who have moved to rural areas to seek a different lifestyle. The Kerrs, who live abcut 80 kilometres east of Ottawa, just outside the little village of Dalkeith, Ont., still practise “homes-chooling.” The Kerr kids learn about fractions by baking whole-wheat bread or bran muffins. “I guess we were considered mavericks at first.” says Pat Kerr. The Deacoves and the Kerrs say they enjoyed their years in the school system. All four are university graduates, but they, began to realize with their own children that public schooling was not the answer. As well, the two couples wanted to be closer to their children, watch them grow up and have more of a hand their development than is possible in most families. While home instruction is not encouraged by boards of education, parents do have the legal right to educate their children.

“I wouldn’t contemplate it (home instruction) knowing the benefits of the school system to children,” says Bob Cressman, director of education for the Lanark County Board, whose board takes in the Brooke Valley area. Parents are not required to have a teaching certificate in order to teach their children at home. As long as the program and studies set out by the parents is satisfactory to education officials, parents are allowed to excuse their children from school for one year.The inspection process is usually repeated on an annual basis. Cressman considers the idea a “fad” that started in the early 1970s with the increase of communal living.

“I’m not even sure from my point of view if it’s a good idea having everything come from the wife and husband … I don’t see it as a broad enough education. “Home instruction depends a lot on parents,” he says. “If they are former teachers, the instruction given them could be excellent, but how they would develop on a social and emotional level in a restricted environment is perhaps questionable.” Ken Johnson, provincial school attendance counsellor, is in charge of investigating all complaints by school boards if children are not attending school. He and his staff are asked to investigate about two cases of home instruction every year.

“A child is excused from attending school if he or she is receiving a satisfactory education at home or elsewhere.” Parents who teach their children at home can be charged by their boards of education if the program is not found suitable by board officials with neglecting a child’s education and if found guilty, can be fined a maximum $100. Few charges in year Johnson figures there are about two or three cases a year in the six Ontario educational regions. “We have to protect the child’s right to education,” said Johnson. “Most parents 99.9 per cent of them are well-meaning, but some are over-indulgent or over-protective of their child. “Of course it causes concern with boards because of declining enrolment, but there is no panic,” said Johnson. “It’s not popular.” Parents who teach their children at home agree it’s not for everyone. The Deacoves say parents must be dedicated and be willing to devote a lot of time to their children. Their days must be structured and disciplined, but the benefits to learning at home are immense a one-to-one teacher-student relationship and incorporating education into everyday tasks.

The family began their routine at 9 a.m. and finished at 3:30 p.m. The day consisted of reading, writing and math. Subjects such as home economics were picked up by the girls when they mended clothes, science class became working in the garden and learning about crop rotations and pollination of flowers. “After teaching in public school systems we experienced a lot of discontent about the role we had to play,” said Jim. “An immense amount of time is spent on things other than learning and developing as a person.” They wanted an alternative for their children a system in which the kids wouldn’t be under constant competitive pressure. “There are an awful lot of tests and exams going on perpetually … in our view they tend to shift the emphasis on learning to extraneous factors such as rewards, status and privileges,” said Jim. “But with our homeschooling approach they took our progress checks and if they didn’t understand a concept we tried a different perspective. “Academically I don’t think they suffered,” said Ruth, who did question the lack of social contact the girls might have missed. But they always had friends and at one time were part of a small school started in the valley by her parents.

Time to join others last September, the Deacoves felt it was time for their girls to go to regular school. Tanya would soon be entering high school and taking subjects the Deacoves felt they couldn’t handle. “She (Tanya) needed a thorough year of immunization before the big pressure situation.” They say they’re enjoying it and finding it easy. “Teachers don’t expect very much,” said 12-year-old Christa. “They ask you to do an assignment and expect it in two weeks . . I figured we had to hand it in the next day.” Both girls said they had trouble adapting to some things. Tanya is worried about exams and Christa said grammar was foreign to her when she first started back at school. “I didn’t even know what a noun or a verb was, but I passed my exam with 90 per cent.”

The Kerr’s have five children. Their eldest, Carolyn, is back at school after two years at home. Sunny, 7, will stay out of school until he feels ready to attend. The Kerrs said they set up a schedule for their children a rigid school-like system that lasted only two weeks. It didn’t seem to work. “I felt she, (Carolyn) was demanding too much … she expected me to be her teacher.” Their oldest child, Carolyn, had a difficult time at school. She just hated going. “We also wanted to keep in touch with them and see them learning and growing,” said Pat. “We wanted to be with them while they were doing it.” A lot of what she did was practical working in the kitchen and outside. The Kerr’s pick up books for their children at book sales and taught them to read from them. While Carolyn has a well-rounded vocabulary, she was behind in math. Remedial classes fixed that. The Kerr kids will attend school when, they decide they are ready.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 May 1981, Thu  •  Page 45

The beginnings of a wonderful school-

Brooke Valley School
click here

Brooke Valley School –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

Documenting Brooke Valley Hippies 1992

The Hagarty Township Hippies 1981 – The Buchanan Scrapbooks

Anyone Remember The Farm???? The Hippie Years of Lanark County

Hippies Wars in Carleton Place

Woodstock in Carleton Place Letters — Those Dirty Hippies!

Woodstock in Carleton Place Letters — Go Back to Your Holes!

Woodstock in Carleton Place– Let the Tambourines Play and — And About That Junk Pile!

No Hippies in Carleton Place! — The Children of God

So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?

So What Happened to Miss Eva Reid of Renfrew?

This postcard was sent by a friend in 1907 asking Eva to come visit her in Carleton Place. I always love buying these as I try to find out who they are. The sender only had their initials, but I still could track down Eva Muir from Renfrew. Eva passed away in April of 1930. I could find out no more information about her.

Photo Inquiry Postcards

Story About A Postcard —– Baldy Welsh to Horace Merrill 1908

The Carleton Place “Booth Era” Postcards — Vintage Postcards Soon to go on Sale!

Be Very Proud Carleton Place — Postcards and Booze

Debunking a Postcard 1913 — Strange Ephemera

A Postcard to Caldwell’s Mills

The Hidden Postcard Gallery in Carleton Place

Another Postcard Look at Carleton Place

Carleton Place 1912 Postcard

Carleton Place Postcard– What Year Was This Taken?

A Street With More than a Name–When Postcards Bring Back Memories

Know Your ” Pop Stars” from the 1900s —Marie Studholme — Emma Buffam Files

The Postcard Courtship of Emma Buffam and Dugald New – Episode 3

Vacationing with the Lanark County Folks in 1000 Islands 1938

Cora Munro Yuill — Arthur Yuill — For Glenda Mahoney with Love

Cora Munro Yuill — Arthur Yuill  — For Glenda Mahoney with Love

My good friend Glenda Mahoney asked me to do a wee bit of research and there is nothing I love more.. This is for you Glenda with much love..

Cora Munro Yuill

The House

Lanark County Genealogical Society

April 21, 2020  · Anne Ouimet writes. When I was very young & we would be on our way to Clayton Lake for our vacation. Just a short way from turning down the last road in. I remember my Mom pointing out a house on the left telling us it was Miss Pretty’s house. I never met the lady but we knew we were close to reaching our destination. Would that be the area this family lived in? LCGS Corporate Secretary Rose Mary replies, Here is the house you mention, yes the family lived in this area. The original Evans/Pretty house is the clapboarded one. At one time it was painted yellow. The log house was moved there in the 1970s or 1980s. It was Cora (Munro) Yuill’s house and was moved from the 3rd? line of Ramsay. Maybe someone can assist us in confirming the concession.

Dawn JonesThe original house on the left in this photo was yellow at one time and the Log house was brought in. Heather Higgs and Wayne Pender I think. Rose Mary Sarsfield

Glenda MahoneyAlex do u know where there is a copy of the poem Grandma Yuill wrote about the old house being moved.

Alexandra Folkard
April 22, 2020  · 
This is another photo from the 50’s

Alexandra FolkardIt moved there in the 90’s and it moved from old perth Rd. I Remember going with my Grandma Eileen Boothby (Cora’s Daughter) to look inside the house after they built it back up 🙂

Heather HiggsHi, I lived there for over 20 years and raised my family there… It was my ex husband and I that bought the house in 1986 it was just the original house with board and batten, then we purchased and moved the log part in around 1990.

The wedding

from ancestry and Laurie Yuill marriage certificate 1931

LaurieYuillLaurieYuill originally shared this on 29 Apr 2017

Name:Cora Munro
Birth Year:abt 1905
Birth Place:Darlington Twp. Ontario
Marriage Date:18 Nov 1931
Marriage Place:Lanark, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Robert Munro
Mother:Ida Munro
Spouse:Arthur Yuill
Name:Cora Manro[Munro]
Racial or Tribal Origin:Scotch (Scotish)
Marital Status:Single
Birth Year:abt 1906
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1 Jun 1921
House Number:42
Residence Street or Township:Darling
Residence City, Town or Village:Township of Darling
Residence District:Lanark
Residence Province or Territory:Ontario
Residence Country:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Father’s Name:Robert Manro
Father Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Name:Elizabeth Manro
Mother Birth Place:Ontario
Can Speak English?:Yes
Can Speak French?:No
Can Read?:Yes
Can Write?:Yes
Enumeration District:97
Sub-District:Darling (Township)
Sub-District Number:15
Enumerator:James Guthrie
District Description:Polling Division No. 2 – Comprising that part Of the township west of the Fifth concession line from lot 1 to lot 4, both inclusive and that part east of the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, lot 27, both inclusive
Neighbours:View others on page
Line Number:27
Family Number:42
Household MembersAgeRelationshipRobert Manro51HeadElizabeth Manro46WifeEarl Manro21SonWilbert Manro11SonEva Manro23DaughterFlorence Manro18DaughterCora Manro15Daughter


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17 Aug 1905 • Darlington Twp. Ontario

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13 Nov 1931 • Middleville Manse,

Arthur Yuill


193126Select fact


18 Nov 1931 • Lanark, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

Arthur Yuill

(1897–1963)1 Source


Birth of daughter Blanche Yuill(1934–2012)

26 Feb 1934


Birth of daughter Alma Yuill(1937–2003)

31 Jul 1937


Birth of daughter Eileen M. Yuill(1940–2017)

31 Oct 1940


Birth of daughter Della Yuill(1945–2012)

18 Feb 1945


Death of husband Arthur Yuill(1897–1963)

06 May 1963

199590Select factView


18 Oct 1995

LaurieYuillLaurieYuill originally shared this on 07 Sep 2017–Cora Yuill & Blake Mahoney at his Christening, 1983
sherren193sherren193 originally shared this on 23 Nov 2018

The Yuill family
Connie Jackson
My grandfather was raised by Robina and William. It was his mother Agnes wishes before she died when he was an infant. Grandpa ended up staying on at the farm at his Uncle Bills request. My Grandma said there was always family coming to visit on the weekends and Robina would want the dining room
Judy Arnott
These are my great great grandparents. Allie Yuill was my mother’s grandfather. His mother Robina was my dad’s great great aunt.scrubbed til it shone, good china out and chandelier lit to serve a tasty meal

Clayton Ontario History
April 28, 2018  · 

Robert Munro and Ida Watchorn married 1895. Parents of Eva (Mrs. James Fulton, Admaston), Earl Munro, Almonte, Florence (Mrs. J. H. Watt, Union Hall), Cora (Mrs. Arthur Yuill, Darling) and Wilbert Munro, Hall’s Mills. Grandparents and great grandparents and likely gg grandparents of many!

Conversations with Agatha Yuill –The Buchanan Scrapbook

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28
The Robbing of the Honey Pot- Andrew Cochrane Ramsay Yuill
Clippings of Mrs. Joseph Yuill – Margaret Yuill
Ralph and Iris Yuill
The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill

Notes on Alexander and Joseph Yuill
Mrs. Joseph Yuill of Ramsay Makes Butter
Middleville Photos — Laurie Yuill

Turning Back to the Clock Agnes “Aggie” Yuill– The Buchanan Scrapbook

Archie Yuill –The Buchanan Scrapbook Clippings

What do the IDA and Hallmark Have in Common? by Glenda Mahoney

Drummond Cemetery Photos by Glenda Mahoney

The Mahoney Legacy Ends–Masonry Runs in the Blood

The Oldest Cemetery in Drummond

Faeries on the Malloch Farm

A Time Capsule on the Malloch Farm

The Malloch Barn and Other Things

Mr. Allen’s Chickens– Appleton

Mr. Allen’s Chickens– Appleton

Newspapers seemed to control our local towns and it wasn’t hard to sway the townsfolk into some sort of rabble rousing. Take in point some fine fowl, over 325 to be exact, that resided in Appleton belonging to the Herald’s Mr. Sam Allen. The joke was that Mr. Allen’s chickens were so well esteemed they had taken their fair share of prizes at the Almonte Fair. In fact too much so– as there were a few dozen articles about his chickens!

The “opposite side” joked that maybe a visit to “the Appleton hood” by some could relieve him of some of his fair feathered friends. Was this a warning to Mr. Allen that his poultry should enter the KFC Witness Protection Plan? Or, was it to be soon a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner for all in Lanark County? In everything– the rooster, human or fowl made and still makes the most news. It has been proven many times in the Almonte Gazette and the Carleton Place Herald. Trust me!

Anything less than the best is a felony
Love it or leave it, You better gain way
You better hit bull’s eye, The kid don’t play..

‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’? Consolidated Tea Co. Sparks Street

Doin’ the Funky Chicken in Lanark County

“I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size” said the Pig

Vintage Photos of the Gals — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 4

Vintage Photos of the Gals — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 4

This is Dorothy (née Jamieson) and Warren Dunlop’s wedding in 1943 or 1944.I don’t have all the people identified, but from L-R back row looking at the picture:Minnie Dunlop, Teddy Jamieson, Unidentified, Marion (née Hamilton) Jamieson, Dorothy (née Jamieson) Dunlop, Jean Jamieson, unidentified, Eleanor Jamieson, Bella (née Thompson) Jamieson (the matriarch and all the Jamieson girls’ mother.Jake Caldwell thanks!

Nancy Jamieson — My aunt Dots wedding … so all my Jamieson aunts and my Granny Jamieson. And my mum is 4 in from the left – Marion nee Hamilton …

Doug Caldwell
Doug Caldwell

October 30, 2020 Carleton Pla

Heilans Lanark Caldwell Reunion 1899 — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop – Part 3

The White Pines of Carleton Place — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 1

Did you Know About the Caldwell First Nation?

Glory Days in Carleton Place — Doug Caldwell

What do the Darou Family of Bakers and Minnie the Hooker Have in Common?

Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans”

The Second Location of Darou’s Bakery in Carleton Place?–Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 2

Revolutions of Death at Caldwell & Son’s

So Where Was this Picture Taken? Springside Hall? Jamieson Sisters

So Where Was this Picture Taken? Springside Hall? Jamieson Sisters

Photo Doug and Jake Caldwell- Jamieson Girls

So I looked at this photo Saturday and thought that this fence looked familiar. Once upon a time the fence at my home was like this. It looks like there picnic was my the yard as the strip of wild growth is on the Campbell Street side and you can see the Cliff/McCann/ Sweeney home on the corner of Campbell and Lake Ave East.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum 1920s (that sidewalk is sunk deep into the earth- some of it was removed for the walkway in the 90s)

Same pictures in the early 1900s and with the Cliff/McCann/ Sweeney home on the corner

Photo by Penny Trafford of being kids sitting on the fence on Argyle Street on the Springside Hall fence

I guess we will never know… but it sure looks like it.

Vintage Photos of the Gals — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 4

Heilans Lanark Caldwell Reunion 1899 — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop – Part 3

The White Pines of Carleton Place — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 1

The Second Location of Darou’s Bakery in Carleton Place?–Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 2

Cecil McCann on the Campbell Side of the house. My house in the background.–Photo-Susan McCann

Stories about Springside Hall

More on Springside Hall– Other Owners

Moving Doorways– How Houses Change — Springside Hall Then and Now — Finlayson Series

The Hidden Dumbwaiter in Springside Hall –Finlayson Series

The Story of a Local Family -Finlayson- Richard Finlayson

The Case of the Disappearing Back Staircase — Springside Hall — Finlayson Series

A Houseful of Whimsy- Springside Hall 1982

Do You have a Hidden Room in Your Home?

What Did Adam Dowdall Find in My Carleton Place Yard?

The Sundial of Springside Hall

Then and Now Springside Hall 1920s-1930s Photos

Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

My Neighbours –Photos of the Cliff- McCann House and Springside Hall

Update on the Time Capsule in Springside Hall

The Spirits Are Alive and Well

They Once Lived in My Home– The Cram Children — Margaret — Angeline “Babe” and Arthur

They Once Lived in My Home– Arthur Cram

The Morphy Cram House — Springside Hall

The Hi- Diddle-Day House of Carleton Place – Puppets on a String

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Linda Seccaspina

So Where Does the Water come from Under my House?

The Ghost Lovers of Springside Hall – A True Love Story

Do You have an Archaeological Find in Your Carleton Place Basement?

Feeling Groovy by the Lake Ave East Bridge

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man

What if You Had a Fire and No One Came?

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers — Part 2 — To Hell and Back

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers

Dumbwaiter Calamities of Crockery

While You Were Sleeping —-The Storyland Bunny Moves to the Hi Diddle Day House

Heilans Lanark Caldwell Reunion 1899 — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop – Part 3

Heilans Lanark Caldwell Reunion 1899 — Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop  – Part 3

Caldwell Jaimeson Dunlop Family Reunion–The Gastro Pub– Carleton Place October 30 2021

Photo of the day–Found this amazing picture while digging through a box of stuff left by the previous owners… Fairly certain this is Bess Caldwell, circa 1900-1905, ripping around the lawn of Goth Manor on her goat cart. from Northern Gothic in Lanark https://www.instagram.com/northerngothic/ – read-Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans” –read-Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans”
Miss Caldwell – Public Archives photo

Built in 1865 by the Caldwell family— (read more here More Tidbits About Lanark Village) and now known as “the Hielans,” this great house is a treasure of the Ottawa Valley, situated in the heart of the village of Lanark on the Clyde river”–read-Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans”

Did you Know About the Caldwell First Nation?

Glory Days in Carleton Place — Doug Caldwell

What do the Darou Family of Bakers and Minnie the Hooker Have in Common?

Documenting The Lanark Village Caldwell Home –“The Hielans”

The Second Location of Darou’s Bakery in Carleton Place?–Caldwell Jamieson Dunlop Reunion – Part 2

Revolutions of Death at Caldwell & Son’s

Sandy Caldwell King of the River Boys

More Tidbits About Lanark Village

The Tale of the Transplanted Higlanders