150-152 Bridge Street Carleton Place Circa 1870
G.C. Stackhouse a dentist ran the store as a book, stationary, and variety store.
Then the store was under the ownership of John Flett (1836-1900) who operated it as a bookstore in 1880.
It has had numerous businesses in its premises. In 1871 James M. Scott ran a
stationary shop (Lovell’s Dominion Directory). In 1876 a dentist G.C. Stackhouse
was located in the building (Woodburn’s Central Canada Directory). Mr. Stackhouse
seems also to have been in the jewellery trade since the Carleton Place Herald of
1878 contains an advertisement announcing his withdrawal from the trade. The
Herald announced that on March 3 rd of 1880 that Mr. John Flett was buying out Mr.
John Flett was married in 1862 to Margaret Rutherford of Smiths Falls. Flett worked as a machinist there and in Almonte at the Mississippi Iron Works, Little Bridge Street until it was taken over by the Young Brothers.
Andrew Young was in partnership with John Flett who operated The AE Young and John Flett Machinists and Iron Founders on Lot 18 Coleman’s Island. The partnership dissolved in 1871 and Andrew and his brother Robert set up their iron works operations on Water St.
His eldest daughter Mary Elizabeth Flett married James Morton Brown, a well known Carleton Place miller and hydro electric company. (Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum)
The Victoria Daily Times
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
20 May 1887, Fri • Page 3
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
14 Dec 1939, Thu • Page 5
Perth Courier, Sept. 17, 1886
Brown-Flett—Married, on the 8th inst., at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. A. A. Scott, M.A., Mr. J. M. Brown to Miss Mary E. Flett, only daughter of Mr. John Flett all of Carleton Place.
Mary Elizabeth Flett
|Birthplace:||Smith Falls, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada|
|Death:||December 13, 1939 (75)
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
|Place of Burial:||Beckwith, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|Immediate Family:||Daughter of John Flett and Margaret Flett
Wife of James Morton Brown
Mother of Margaret Maggie Rutherford Brown; Bessie Church Brown; Arthur Roy Brown; John Horace Brown