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Scrapbook Clippings of the Closing of Zephyr Textiles

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Scrapbook Clippings of the Closing of Zephyr Textiles

 

 - 1 o I 1 Laurie Morton, 62, hoped to retire here

 

 - Utafl Blow to Almonte The people who work at...

 - Almonte: They knew it was going but closing...

 - find another type of work. Tied to their homes...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  28 Oct 1977, Fri,  Page 52

 

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 - Mayor takes a positive view ALMONTE (StafO...

 

 - Purchase of textile mill hailed ALMONTE (Staff)...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  03 Feb 1978, Fri,  [First] REVISION,  Page 3

 

 

Some Former Employees–May they be remembered..

LORNA MARY REID

The death of Mrs. Lorna Mary (Scotty) (Hawkins) Reid, wife of Mr. James A. Reid, 272 Adelaide Street, Almonte, occurred suddenly at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Thursday, December 18, 1975, in her 46th year. Mrs. Reid had been employed as a twister operator at Zephyr Textiles. She was a member of Paul’s Anglican Church and of Ladies’ Auxiliary of Branch 240, Royal Canadian Legion, Almonte. She was a very active member of the Lanark New Democratic Party. Born in Almonte on April 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late C. H. Hawkins and his wife, Mary Ann McDougall. On November 4, 1950, she was married at Almonte to James A. Reid. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Wayne, Allan and Thomas, all of Almonte; two daughters, Wendy, Mrs. Wayne Wark, Lanark, and Mary Ann, Mrs. Stephen Brydges, Almonte; two brothers, Raymond and Robert Hawkins, of Toronto; and four sisters, Mrs. Vera Blondell; Mrs. Hazel Kelly, Mississauga, Ont.; Mrs. Marg. Holden, Weston, Ont., and Mrs. Marilyn Lucas, Carleton Place. The funeral was held from the Comba Funeral Home, Church Street, Almonte, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, with interment at Auld Kirk Cemetery. Rev. G. F. Bickley of St. Paul’s Church conducted the services. Pallbearers were Stephen Brydges, Wayne Wark, Fred Kelly, Gordon Rattray, Helmut Lucas and Ben Blondell. A very impressive Legion service was conducted at the funeral home on Friday evening, Dec. 19, with many of her fellow comrades in attendance. The vast number of floral tributes and other expressions of sympathy bore witness to the high esteem in which Scotty’s friends and neighbors held her.

ELLIOTT, Lila Ann (Formerly of Almonte) Member: Ladies Auxillary; Royal Canadian Legion; Branch #240 – Almonte. At Four Seasons Lodge, Deep River on Monday, May 26, 2008. Lila May Elliott (nee Cameron) age 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Clifford Elliott. Loving mother of Kay Huntley an dher husband David of Unionville, Mary Stack and her husband Ron of Deep River, and Sandra Kelly and her husband Harold of R.R. #1 Brockville. Cherished grandmother of Scott, Kim and Brett Huntley, Michael, Patti, Mark, Penny and Nancy Stack, and Shannon Kelly. Also survived by 8 Great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by 2 brothers William and Robert (R.B.) Cameron, 1 sister Elizabeth Command, and 2 grandchildren Jeff Huntley and Sean Kelly. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. An interment service will be conducted at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Four Seasons Lodge, 117 Banting Drive, Deep River, Ontario K0J 1P0 would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on May 27, 2008
GORMAN, Terrance William
August 21, 1946 – March 14, 2017
On Tuesday March 14, 2017 Terry passed away in his home with his family by his side. Terry was 70 years old. Loving husband of Cathy Gorman (nee Liddle) of 44 years. Proud father of Amanda, Theresa and Kevin of Almonte. Loving Papa to Alexis, Reid, Bridgette and Liam. Brother to Theresa Carroll (nee O’Brien). Predeceased by his parents John Gorman and Lila Gorman (nee Kavanagh and by first marriage of the late Alfred O’Brien), Sisters Nancy McBane, Mary Miller (nee O’Brien) and brothers Joe, Jack and Ray. Fondly remembered by his sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, his euchre friends and his neighbours “The Gore Street Goats”. Special thanks to the nurses Kelsey, Terralyn, Krista, Leslie and Marilyn. Terry spent much of his life in the service of others. Whether it was working alongside his friend and brother-in-law at the Almonte Ambulance or helping with the many organizations and committees he was a part of the (Children’s Aid Society, Highland Games, Almonte Senior Girls Softball, Deputy Reeve for Almonte Town Council and many more). The most important things in Terry’s life were his family and friends (immediate and extended). He enjoyed good company, conversation and a game of cards. Terry was natural born story teller and could hold a room waiting on every word until the end. Terry leaves behind a legacy of hard work, quick wit, great jokes and many more fond memories. Cheers to you Terry! Family and friends are invited to join us for Mass at Holy Name of Mary Parish at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 directly followed by a traditional Irish celebration of Terry’s Life upstairs at the Almonte Legion Hall at 6:00 p.m. For those who wish to make a donation, please consider the Almonte Legion Branch 240.
Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of
C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.
(127 Church St., Almonte, ON. 613-256-3313)
Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
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Tom Edwards– Social Community History—- Newspaper Clippings

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Tom Edwards– Social Community History—- Newspaper Clippings

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No automatic alt text available.Caldewell Elementary School–Bri Dickie This is why Bernie Johnston Edwards is nervous about you leading me astray. I am usually fairly well behaved.–Photo-Tom Edwards

 

 

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No automatic alt text available.Here is my promotion from Mrs Grantner’s Kindergarten class. The date of the Canadian is Thursday July 7th, 1966 and the cost of the paper is 7 cents. If you were wealthy lol, you could purchase the yearly subscription for $3.00 per year in Canada. LOL–Photo-Tom Edwards

 

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Read more here about the Lowe Family.. Click here.–Photo-Tom Edwards

 

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These were ribbons my Great Uncle Stu won over the years at different fairs with his horses. This picture was taken in 1974, and I think it was in the back porch on Thomas Street. Read more here.

 

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People are very proud of their local history, but don’t always express how much they value a place until it’s threatened. Because it adds character and distinctiveness to an area, heritage is a fundamental in creating a ‘sense of place’ for a community.

Tom Edwards has taken the time to dig out old photos and ephemera and now we have it documented for life. If you have old photos or thoughts please send them to me at sav_77@yahoo.com so we can have them for all to see at the touch of the fingertip.

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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Carleton Place Community Memories 1967–150th

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Carleton Place Community Memories 1967–150th

 

Memories of 1967 for our 150th–Community Celebration Parade!
Hosted by Carleton Place Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Event page click here..




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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal05 Jun 1967, MonPage 25

 

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum‎-This photo was taken during the Carleton Place Centennial Parade on July 1, 1967. The Revelliers are marching by what is now the Granary building. We are looking forward to the 150th parade coming in July 2017!

 

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Who’s this cool dude leaning on his car in front of the Olympia Restaurant? Visit our page to see more photos from the Centennial Parade in 1967!–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Remember Mrs. Burns’ shop? Centennial Parade, Bridge Street, July 1, 1967–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Cathy Stanfield– This is the Rebecca Lodge float. My Mom and Aunt were members for years. The ladies either made or had made the outfits they have on. I know because I still have my Mom’s s\dress and bonnet 🙂 She’s on the far left with the black ribbon on her bonnet. Jean Bradford is driving the tractor. The Rebecca Lodge did a lot of volunteer work back in the day and were great supporters of the Marching Saints Drum Corps-Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–Centennial Parade, Bridge Street, July 1,
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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal03 Jun 1967, SatPage 10–John Edwards was chosen to be the first runner!

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal24 Jul 1967, MonPage 14

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal15 Apr 1967, SatPage 34

I am sure Gridge Street is Bridge Street:)

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal31 Jul 1967, MonPage 3

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal30 Nov 1967, ThuPage 22

 

The Last Word from Miss Burns in Carleton Place

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal18 Jan 1967, WedPage 7

 

 

 

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Penny Trafford Linda, I got this as a birthday gift from my Godparents in 1967

 

 

 

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

CPHS High School Commencement 1956– Who Do You Know?

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CPHS High School Commencement 1956– Who Do You Know?

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal03 Nov 1956, SatPage 48

 

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Norma Neilson today

 

Thanks to Penny Trafford we have this update and found one of our CPHS graduates yesterday.. Norma Neilson–her Father owned the Lyme Kiln on Napoleon Street in Carleton Place-

Norma’s Mom Veva was an active Church member, loved her flower gardens and was well known around the Valley for her beautiful quilts. Veva won many ribbons in all the Fall Fairs around. The Neilsons owned the brick house next to Penny before Stewart Comba. Veva had her flower gardens on the lot that her house sits on before they moved up the street and she had about three lots along Elizabeth Street filled with flower beds, which all have houses on them now.

and if you graduated in 1956 chances are you danced to this..

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

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Social News of the Lanarkites 1898

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Social News of the Lanarkites 1898

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Photo of Main Street Lanark Village–Perth Remembered

 

 

Almonte Gazette-June 3 1898— Lanark Village News

Miss Scott is visiting this week with friends in Perth.

Miss Blanche Dorway is home this week from Smith’s Falls.

The medicine company which had been giving free entertainments here last week has left for a new field of operation.

Mr. John Cooper spent a couple of days in Almonte this week examining some machinery in the interests of Boyd Caldwell & Co.

A party of Lanarkites drove to Carleton Place last week to attend the flower show there, and report having spent a’pleasant time.

A meeting of prohibitionists to organize for the plebiscite campaign will be held in the town hall here on Friday evening of this week at eight o’clock.

Mr. E. H. Hunt, optician, and Mr. Fred Lindsay, jeweller, have decided to make regular weekly trips to McDonald’s Corners, where they will be found every Wednesday.

Mr. W . C. Caldwell, M .P.P., attended a meeting of the Eastern Ontario Liberal Association at Ottawa this week, and was elected a member of the council of the association.

Mr. T. B. Caldwell leaves this week for a trip among the western wool markets. He will visit also various parts of British Columbia, returning by St. Paul and Chicago. Mrs. Caldwell will accompany him.

Mr. W . M. Connors’ brickyard is again in full operation, and everything bids fair for a most prosperous season. Experts consider that the material used in this yard is of the best in the Ottawa Valley.

On Dominion Day the Sons of Temperance will hold a mammoth picnic in Mr. T. B. Caldwell’s grounds on the Playfair road. The intention is to carry out the day in much the same manner as on June 22nd last year, and a most enjoyable holiday may be looked for. Full particulars at a later date.

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal21 Sep 1898, WedPage 2

 

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It’s the Middleville News

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It’s the Middleville News

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Middleville & District Museum— 1st Congregational Church

March 28 1898 – Roads were so bad on Sunday that neither Rev. Mr. Drysdale or Rev. Mr. McCall were able to get to their outside appointments..

 

June 03 1898

Dr. Klotz has gone to Toronto for a few days on business.

Miss Jennie McIntyre, of Darling, is visiting at Mr. A. R . M cIntyre’s at present.

Rev. J. S. Mcllraith, of Balderson, and Rev. W. S. Smith, of this place, exchanged pulpits on Sunday last.

A medicine company is holding meetings here every evening for a week in advertising their remedies.

Mrs. Phillip of Bennie’s Corners, who has been staying with her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Cunningham, left on Monday for Toronto’ to visit another daughter there.

The township council met on Saturday last and transacted a considerable amount of business but were too busy to consider ways and means of securing a. new town hall, which is urgently required, as the usefulness of the old one is almost gone.

A number of horses have been turned out by their owners to enjoy the sweet and verdant pasturage on the sides of the highways adjacent to our village to the annoyance of travellers and others. Murmurs of dissent are frequently heard, and if the owners do not act wisely they will be compelled to seek their property in the village pounds some of these days

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Middleville & District Museum–James Penman Family, Evan, Tena, Ronnie, Rex

Cheese is being shipped weekly from this factory. Mr. Weeks, traveller for Crothers, of Kingston, was in town on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Jam es Watt, of Clayton, were visiting friends here last week. Miss Haight, principal of our school was visiting friends at Innisville lately.

 

Mr. John Mitchell has purchased a span of fine horses to replace the ones he sold.

Mr. and Miss McVeitty, of Oliver’s Ferry, were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dobbie this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W . J , Rintoul, of Tatlock, were in our midst last week calling upon friends.

Mr. Joseph A. Watt, agent for the York County Loan and Savings Co., was in town on Tuesday.

The Misses Playfair, of Playfairville, were the guests , of Miss Jean Afiieck, of Plum Hollow last week.

Mrs. (Rev.) W . S. Smith is a t present in Centreville visiting among the friends of Mr. Smith’s late charge.Rev. W . S. Smith will preach preparatory sermons to the communion in Clayton and Rosebank churches on Friday next.

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

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Kerr or Ennis? More about the Innisville Scoundrel

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Kerr or Ennis? More about the Innisville Scoundrel

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Last week I posted a story about an Innisville man from the Perth Courier, August 11, 1882. The tale went that David “Kerr” had left his wife and Innisville for Australia, and today I find out he abandoned a young child too. He was indignant and wrote “a letter to the Perth Courier Editior” that being away from his wife for 18 years was not considered wrong. He signed it as “David Kerr”.

I tried to search for this man with the last name of “Kerr’ but nothing was coming up until I did some research about Innisville today and pulled up this.

 

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Clipped from Jackson County Banner31 Aug 1882, ThuPage 7

 

So David Kerr was really David Ennis. Why did he change his name? I don’t know about you, but some folks change their name when they have been in trouble and don’t want the past following them. This story was printed in several American newspapers– about 15 to be exact, and some of the wording was odd in a few papers.

In some it was printed: “the woman remained true to her unworthy husband” and some left out the words “unworthy husband” all together. I guessed it depended how you felt about a woman waiting for her husband– or cared about women at all. The fact that his son was 17 when he came home appears that David left Innisville in 1864 knowing, or maybe not caring, that his wife was carrying his child.

 

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Innisville at one time was called Ennisville but it was later changed to its present name as the mail used to get mixed up with Ennesfail.  A post office was opened in Innisville on June 6, 1851 with Michael Murphy as post master.  The mail left Carleton Place for Innisville every Friday morning.

 

Ennis—Died, at Innisville on Thursday, 22nd March, Mr. David Ennis 1894

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun

 

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