ALL PHOTOS from Joan Halpenny’s Family Collection
Hi Linda, hope these are the kind of pictures you are looking for?
These are from my grandparents and father. I’m guessing late 1800s and early 1900 s. I have lots but unfortunately very few have names or dates. The people in the photos would all be dead now but perhaps relatives might recognize them.
I checked the newspaper archives and found the event that this picture was taken at and added it to the photo–August 11, 1898
Have attached another photo. My aunt, Peggy McRostie is sitting in the front and my uncle, Frank Ward is standing at the back left side. If I have the story right, they met while performing in this play.
The first one is Peter McRosties family….he’s the one who lived in the stone house…hard to believe they could fit in so many children. My grandfather Fred, back row on the right. I noticed the newspaper article about Emma the librarian. She is third at the back on the right.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 12 Feb 1941, Wed, Page 23
30 years as the Carleton Place Librarian
The third one,of the group of women , I have no idea about. My grandmother. Eliza ( Beggs ) McRostie is wearing the black dress,sitting in front.
011155-03, (Lanark Co.), TAYLOR, Charles Francis Ray, 26, Carleton Place, Canada, Bachelor, Merchand, s/o Wm. TAYLOR and Barbara DONALD, Presbyterian, married CRAM, Mary Maud, 27, Beckwith, Canada, Spinster, d/o Samuel G. CRAM and Mary McROSTIE, withesses were M. W. TAYLOR of Carleton Place and ALVA MOE, Sherbroke, June 2, 1903, Residence of S. G. Cram, Beckwith, Presbyterian, Rev. A. A. Scott, Carleton Place, License, June 2nd, 1903
On the Perth road, now High Street, a dozen of the village’s buildings of 1863 extended from Bridge Street along the north side of the road for a distance of about two blocks. There was only one building on its south side, the large stone house torn down several years ago, at the corner of Water Street. It was built in 1861 by John Sumner, merchant, who earlier at Ashton had been also a magistrate and Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Battalion. Carleton Militia. Beyond this short section of High Street was farm land, including the farms of John McRostie, Peter Cram, the Manny Nowlan estate and David Moffatt. The stone farm houses of John McRostie and David Moffatt are now the J. H. Dack and Chamney Cook residences
From Donna McFarlane
these were sent to me by Cheryl Baldree who was a relative
Donna Mcfarlane— also this one of John McRostie
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)
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.
The next one is a calendar from my grandfathers store, although he had died by then and my father had taken it over.