Photo from Llew Loyd The McNeely Brothers and Dot Smith
As Dorothy Smith was quoted as saying– “This is a picture of her and her for brothers . Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie”. The christening article mentions the original Oswald (which I cannot find)
One of my favourite photos this week from Myrtle I. McNeely
My husband’s brothers-David and Harold and sister, Dorothy. Missing was brother Bob and his wife Karen who are on a holiday.
“Dot” Dorothy McNeely Smith
The McNeely’s lived on the corner of Bains and George when I lived on the corner of Bains and Bell . We share some great childhood memories and still keep in touch.–Llew Lloyd
Sarah Russo sent us these great photos for our Ossie file.. Will be posting them each day.. This is her favourite
Back Row – Osmond McNeely, Doris McNeely, Howard McNeely, Mary McNeely
Front Row – Melvin McNeely, Eileen Jackson
Doris McNeely, Eileen Jackson, Mary McNeely
Howard McNeely, Eddie McNeely, Osmond McNeely, Melvin McNeely
Back Row – Mary McNeely, Osmond McNeely, Ellen Jackson, Melvin McNeely, Doris McNeely
Middle – Eddie McNeely, Howard McNeely
Front – Elsie McNeely
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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.
By 1948 I think my dad had his own business. Here’s a pic of Mom , Pat , Gwen , David and Dad Llewellyn ( L, W. Lloyd ). I’m thinking early 50’s . Might be a new ( to him ) truck as well .
I have another picture somewhere which shows L,W. Lloyd on the door of the truck . Mom was Margaret but known by many as Dolly. Going to public school in Carleton Place in those days it seemed to become a fad to be called by your dad’s name. In my case it stuck, but now I’d guess it’s half and half between David and Llew. A good example of the nickname trend would be to research how many Ossie McNeelys there are in town.
I think Mr.Burgess’s CPR restaurants were in the old CPR carleton junction station before the new station was built in 1923. There was never a restaurant in the 1923 new station other than a peanut dispenser and a coke machine.
People used to have long waits in the uncomfortable station waiting room changing trains. I heard one horrible story where some people going to Deep River went up the main street to find a restaurant open after their Toronto train arrived in Carleton Place at 9:30 PM. The Dominion going up the Valley left at 11.51 PM and they got caught waiting for a freight train to clear the other crossing,they nearly missed the Dominion.
1901-Carleton Place Train Station– Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum actually has two photographs taken during the Royal Visit.