Tag Archives: peden

A. R. G Peden Town Clerk – Adin Daigle

Standard
A. R. G Peden Town Clerk – Adin Daigle
From the Collection of Adin Daigle— It cost 7.00 to rent the upper hall in 1911 for the District Dairy Meeting

An excellent account from Kevin at the Cosgrove real Estate Company– PLEASE click here..

Rarely does a property cross our paths that excites us as much as our latest listing – 19 Allan Street. This stately riverfront Victorian three-story home is overflowing with charm and character that you just don’t get in a new build: built-in linen/china cabinet, 9-foot ceilings in main living areas, wainscoting, a dreamy second floor balcony, picturesque front porch, and even original pocket doors (yes! Pocket doors!). But this 1912 red brick beauty offers more than just old-world charm, it’s been meticulously cared for and lovingly updated throughout the years by the current owners.  The formal dining room has been where Sunday dinner has been served for an increasingly growing family over the last two decades.  

This home is more than just a beautiful property – it’s an integral piece of Carleton Place history. Edmond Morphy, one of the first European settlers to inhabit this area, built his first log cabin on this site in approximately 1820 for his wife and eight children. (It’s worth noting that Carleton Place is located on unceded Algonquin First Nation territory).Some of you may know that Carleton Place was originally named Morphy’s Falls after the Morphy family. The town’s name was later changed to what we know it to be today, in honour of a famous square in Glasgow. When the current structure, 19 Allan Street, was constructed in 1912, the Morphy family log cabin was torn down. The industrious Peden family lived in this large Victorian home, and many of the original features remain today. Historical records show that Adam Robert Graham Peden (1849-1931) made ginger beer in the basement. To this day, there is a pipe that goes a quarter the way to the river from the basement, and back then water was drawn by a hand pump. The current owners discovered some the original glass bottles which are marked “ARG Peden”, and more Peden bottles are currently on display at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum (276 Edmund Street in Carleton Place if you’d like to see them in person!).  Adam R.G. Peden owned a soft drink bottling plant at 150-152 Bridge Street, which is the modern-day location of Capital Optical Eyewear.

Read more here..click

1912-

A town landmark adjoining the home of A. R. G. Peden on Allan Street was removed when the ruins of the large log house of Edmond Morphy, a first settler at Carleton Place, were torn down.  It was said to have been built about 1820.

Municipal Affairs, 1887

The incorporation of Carleton Place as a village took place in October, 1870, with a population of 1,226. We now have about a thousand more people than most towns in the Dominion had when they designated themselves as towns by acts of incorporation. Our civic affairs are entrusted to a reeve, deputy reeve and three councillors. These at present are Reeve William Pattie (building contractor) Deputy Reeve, William Kelly, (retired hotel keeper), and Councillors James Warren (blacksmith), Alex Steele, (tinsmith and stove merchant) and Abner Nichols (planing mill owner). The clerk of the Council is A. R. G. Peden.

The following gentlemen comprise the School Board : Robert Bell, chairman, Rev. Duncan McDonald (of St. Andrew’s Church), Abner Nichols, William Taylor, (hardware dealer), Peter Cram (retired tanner), S. S. Merrick, (grain dealer), A. R. G. Peden (grocer), J. Dougherty, Colin Sinclair, (merchant tailor), David Findlay (stove foundry owner), and D. Breckenridge (superintendent, Gillies woollen mill).

A. R. G. Peden – 1849/1935
Police Magistrate and Town Clerk for over 40 years.
Both photos from Rootsweb
1914

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Dec 1931, Thu  •  Page 12

From the Collection of Adin Daigle
From the Collection of Adin Daigle

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
31 Mar 1928, Sat  •  Page 3
CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 May 1987, Mon  •  Page 7

The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

Documenting Archibald Peden — Carleton Place

Was the Devil in Peden’s Store? When Matches First Came to Carleton Place

Recollections of the Peden Store

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden

Documenting Archibald Peden — Carleton Place

Standard
Documenting Archibald Peden — Carleton Place

March 30 1883 from Alexander Peden

Archibald Peden from Carleton Place sent a note to A.H Heayes Esq. In Boston, Mass. March 30th, 1883. It was stamped “answered” and from the notation on the envelope it is an inquiry about a lot. In doing some research Albert was a real estate lawyer.

1881 Census

NAME:Archabald Peden
GENDER:Male
AGE:20
BIRTH YEAR:1861
BIRTHPLACE:Ontario
RELIGION:Presbyterian
NATIONALITY:Scotch (Scotish)
OCCUPATION:Painter
PROVINCE:Ontario
DISTRICT NUMBER:111
DISTRICT:Lanark South
SUB-DISTRICT NUMBER:H
SUBDISTRICT:Carleton Place
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:NameAgeWm. Mon. Peden50Isabella Peden22Archabald Peden20James Pedem16Willen S. Carlie7

In 1891 he was still single

Name:Archibald Peden
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Age:31
Birth Year:abt 1860
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Carleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Son
Religion:Free Church
Occupation:Painter
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Birth Place:Scotland
Mother’s Name:Mary Peden
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Division Number:1
Neighbours:View others on page
Household MembersAgeRelationshipMary Peden67HeadArchibald Peden31SonIsabella Peden35DaughterWilliam Peden18Son

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina– Rosamond House in the background on Bell Street.The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

Was the Devil in Peden’s Store? When Matches First Came to Carleton Place

Recollections of the Peden Store

The A & S Leach Grocery Store Carleton Place January- October 1898

Standard
The A & S Leach Grocery Store Carleton Place January- October 1898
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
06 Oct 1898, Thu  •  Page 7

So who owned this business A & S Leach in Carleton Place and where was it? It was run by Abner and his oldest sister Sophia Leach who was 15 years older than him.. Their father was a widow ( his wife was Alice Salter Leach and died in 1871)and the two siblings ran the store. In 1891 Sophia Leach was 30 and unmarried probably because she looked after the rest of the family as she was the oldest. She died in 1898 at the age of 37 and that is probably why the store closed. The whole family is buried in the Franktown Cemetery.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
11 Jan 1898, Tue  •  Page 2

The Leach siblings took over the Peden Grocery business in January of 1898 which is where Hastie and Tatlock used to be on Bridge Street, which some call the wrong side of the street. ( don’t ask).Peden also made carbonated drinks there.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
07 Oct 1898, Fri  •  Page 3

Seven months later in October Abner Leache filed for bankruptcy ( Sophia died August 1898) and Lang & Company from Ottawa bought their stock. Lang & Co were basically in the pork business and London House was briefly a clearing house where they bought bankrupt stock and resold it. It was located on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Oct 1897, Tue  •  Page 8

London House in turn went bankrupt in 1901 and the Larose Dept store on Rideau and Sussex bought the lot and sold them at their stores.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1901, Fri  •  Page 8

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
25 Jan 1901, Fri  •  Page 8

1891 Census of Canada

DetailRelatedSource

NameAbnor A Leach
GenderMale
Marital StatusSingle
Age15
Birth Year1876
Birth PlaceOntario
Residence Date1891
Residence PlaceCarleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to HeadSon
Religionengl church
OccupationDry Good Clerk
Can ReadYes
Can WriteYes
French CanadianNo
Father’s NameHenery Leach
Father’s Birth PlaceOntario
Mother’s Birth PlaceOntario
NeighboursView others on page
Household Members6
Enumeration District84

1891 Census of Canada

Name:Sophia Leach
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Age:30
Birth Year:abt 1861
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Carleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Daughter
Religion:engl church
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Father’s Name:Henery Leach
Father’s Birth Place:Ontario
Mother’s Birth Place:Ontario
Name:Sophia A. Leach
Birth Date:12 Sep 1860
Death Date:19 Aug 1898
Cemetery:Franktown Public Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Franktown, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:N
Father:Henry Leach
Mother:Alice Leach
URL:https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199393025/sophia-a.-leach
W. J. Hughes — The Rexall Drugstore on the Corner

Memories of Mulvey’s Candy Store and Joie Bond — Larry Clark

The Carleton Lunch Bar- Carleton Place Tourism of the Past — Keith Giffin

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 1– Canadian Tire to The Moose

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 2- Milano Pizza to Milady Dress Shop

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 3- St. Andrew’s to Central School

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 4- Leslie’s China Shop to Rubino’s/Giant Tiger

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 5-The Little White House to the Roxy

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 6-The Eating Place to the Post Office

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 7 –Scotia Bank to the New York Cafe

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 8–Olympia Restaurant to McNeely’s–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 9–Flint’s to the Blue Spot

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 10–

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 11

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12Dr. Johnson Downing and Ferril I Presume? Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 12 a

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign–Dr. Winters 154-160 Bridge Street Carleton Place –Jaan Kolk Files

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 14

Mitchell & Cram — History of The Summit Store 1898-1902 –Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 15

Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series–Volume 16– Newman’s Hall

More Memories of the Maple Leaf Dairy

McCaul Patterson Giles etc Accidents Genealogy 1870s

Standard
McCaul Patterson Giles etc Accidents Genealogy 1870s
 -
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Dec 1879, Thu  •  Page 4
 -
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Dec 1879, Mon  •  Page 1
 -

Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
18 Sep 1878, Wed  •  Page 4

The Sad Tale of Alexander Gillies and Peter Peden — READ

Peter Peden funeral card from my personal collection

PETER PEDEN

  • Birthabt 1855 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada3 Sources1855(AGE)
  • Birth of Brother William Peden(1857–1878)abt 1857 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada18572
  • Birth of Brother John Peden(1859–1875)abt 1859 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada18594
  • Birth of Brother Archibald Peden(1860–)abt 1860 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada18605
  • Birth of Brother Alex Peden(1861–)abt 1861 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada18616
  • Residence1861 • Lanark, Canada West, Canada1 Source18616
  • Birth of Brother James Carswell Peden(1866–1901)abt 1866 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada186611
  • Birth of Brother Joseph Peden(1866–)abt 1866 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada186611
  • Residence1871 • Ontario, Canada1 Source187116
  • Death of Brother John Peden(1859–1875)30 Jan 1875 • Carleton Place (Town/Ville), Lanark (south/sud), Ontario, Canada187520
  • Death of Brother William Peden(1857–1878)8 Sep 1878 • Lanark187823
  • ViewDeath17 Sep 1878 • LanarkDrowned1 Source187823
  • ResidenceOntario, Canada1 Source

Alexander Gillies

Alexander Munroe Gillies
GENDER:Male
AGE:21
BIRTH DATE:1857
BIRTH PLACE:Carleton Place, Ontario
DEATH DATE:17/09/1878 (17 Sep 1878)
DEATH PLACE:Lanark Ontario Canada
RELIGION:Presbyterian
CAUSE OF DEATH:Drowned
 -
Ottawa Daily Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 Dec 1875, Mon  •  Page 4
Duncan S McLaren
BIRTH
1856Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
DEATH
30 Apr 1874 (aged 17–18)
BURIAL
Sinclair Pioneer Cemetery
Carleton Place, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada

1960 Accidents – Union Street and Blakeney

Was John C. Howard Guilty? 76 Years Ago in Almonte

Buggies Horses and Accidents

Tippins — Perth– Just Wanted to Keep His Horse Warm?

Wild Horses Could Not Drag Me Away

You’ve Got Trouble in Franktown-Dead Horses and Wives

A Horse is a Horse of Course– Of Course—Angus McFarlane

The Life of a Messenger Boy Before the Internet

Findlay vs. Bailey in Carleton Place —Horses vs. Cars

The Horseshoe Sinkhole Bridge? Mysteries of Lanark County

Name These Lanark County Horseshoe Honeys!

Wild Horses Could Not Drag Me Away

Saunders and Sadler — Genealogy

Standard
Saunders and Sadler — Genealogy

67352504_459200974901907_5514868583659732992_n.jpg

Lorraine Nephin just sent me this .. thank you
Beatrice Saunders age 17. Later she married Howard Sadler. They ran a fruit and vegetable farm in Almonte

Lila Leach-James-— Beatrice’s brother was James Saunders and married my fathers older sister, Eva Leach and they lived in Westboro…..He designed and was in charge of building many of the railroad stations in Ontario! He designed his beautiful stone house which I believe is designated heritage and still standing at 300 Elm Grove Avenue, Westboro….

Jim Saunders had a barn in his back yard! Nowadays that would not be allowed! His hobby was raising chickens, exotic breeds. They were every colour and design! He won many ribbons at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto…He had many, sometimes 50 different breeds! The ones that didn’t win sometimes found their way up to our farm!

66681986_462321834314303_5352302018511765504_n.jpg

This is a photo of James and Eva Saunders….probably taken in early 1900’s…I remember being at their 50th anniversary around 1960….

 

66758602_10157502613926202_4819728706622717952_n

Jason Porteous I have a copy of this picture of her parents. I got it many years ago and can’t remember who shared it with me. Its of Albert Saunders and his wife Minnie Hoerle.

Wayne Poirier Lena Berenice Saunders is my 2nd cousin 2x removed.

 

 

24058745_10155393329046886_5341083595420576047_n

Jennie, Violet, Florence, George Saunders at their grandmother’s house near the CPR station in Carleton Place. They were the children of William Joseph Saunders and Emily Tanner and the grandchildren of Robert Saunders and Marie Anne Lewis.

The photo posted is from the Porteous family collection. I have put up other photos before taken by Pat Allan’s Mom, Muriel (nee Porteous) but this is from Jason Porteous’s family photo collection. Thank you for preserving history! Amazing photos!

 

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 and The Tales of Almonte

The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

Saunders Family Photos and Genealogy Carleton Place and Area –Debora Cloutier

The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

Standard
The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

28510984_10155908811306265_1688069813_n.jpg

This is Clifford Carswell Peden- Photo- Debora Cloutier–Saunders Family Photos and Genealogy Carleton Place and Area –Debora Cloutier

Born in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada on 1900 to James Carswell Peden and Jemima Saunders. He passed away on 1981 in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.

28660563_10155617322766886_376004288515435392_n

Beatrice Saunders Sadler who married A. H. Sadler from Almonte- They had three sons Bruce Sadler , Karl and Ray and Bruce Sadler was mayor. Jemima Saunders Peden would be her aunt. (Deborah Coutier info)

28795339_10155617322761886_6692105556037578711_n.jpg

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina

28661263_10155617322751886_25560408700756136_n

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina Boulton Mill on the right

28871936_10155617322756886_167899971714017176_n.jpg

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina– These photos are old and dark from age.. Lumber Mill on the left

28660717_10155617322666886_3485574534063952615_n.jpg

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina– Mississippi River behind

28870566_10155617322651886_4419681155708703812_n.jpg

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina–I thought this was a photo misprint.. I stand corrected. Thanks to John Edwards and then the sleuthing of Jennifer Fenwick Irwin.. this is Mary Peden from Bell Street in front of St. Paul’s in Almonte and not St Jame’s in Carleton Place. Never assume just because the others were taken on Bell Street that this one was too said the pigheaded Linda

30530605_10156228731691241_8175557903245705555_n.jpg

28660878_10155617322646886_6169566899120493266_n

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina- Town Hall on other side of the shore

28872183_10155617322656886_8408145488186765736_n.jpg

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina

28685797_10155617322661886_1758832152219729445_n.jpg

Mary Peden 1920s Carleton Place- Photo property Linda Seccaspina– Rosamond House in the background on Bell Street.

 - camp. . Helen, Infant daughter of Mr. and' Mra,...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  18 Aug 1914, Tue,  Page 12

Doug B. McCarten The Peden store was on Bell St. on the south side…seemed to me that you had to step down to enter the bldg as it was lower than the street.Exactly as I remember it! Really dark inside if I remember correctly! The penny candies were terrific

historicalnotes

 - Final Tribnte Is Paid To Mrs. Mary Peden - Rela...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Dec 1937, Mon,  Page 3

 - Miss Nellie Peden. of Carleton Place. Is...

Ottawa Journal,  18 Jan 1900, Thu,  Page 7

 - . Carleton, Place; ' . (Special to Th....

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  29 Jul 1898, Fri,  Page 5

 - CARLETON PLACE NEWS IN BRIEF CARLETON PLACE,...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  31 Mar 1928, Sat,  Page 3

 

 - Lloyd Ferguson, of Carleton Place, charged with...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  19 Dec 1936, Sat,  Page 35

Clifford Peden

 - DAND At the Tesldenc of her nephew. Clifford...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  02 Jan 1947, Thu,  Page 18

img.jpeg

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  09 Nov 1962, Fri,  Page 4

relatedreading

Saunders Family Photos and Genealogy Carleton Place and Area –Debora Cloutier

Recollections of the Peden Store

Was the Devil in Peden’s Store? When Matches First Came to Carleton Place

Adin Daigle Collection

CLIPPED FROM
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
30 Mar 1929, Sat  •  Page 5

Recollections of the Peden Store

Standard

After I wrote about the Peden store months ago I tried to figure out in my mind what it looked like as I couldn’t remember it.  I went back and read what John Edwards had written and tried to imagine.

The Peden store was in fairly dilapidated condition in the 1960’s and ’70’s. It looked as if it was sinking into the ground but in reality the street had been built up over time to cause moisture to run into the building (it was in the lowest part of town and likely susceptible to flooding.) and this accelerated its demise.

bellst (1).jpg

The picture of Bell St. above dates from 1863. I believe the Peden Store was the bakery in the photo. It likely dated from the 1840’s or 50’s. I never got inside but the second floor showed signs of the original mustard yellow, ox-blood red and forest green historic colour scheme. The lower façade still had classical Georgian elements. It was a piece of our own Upper Canada Village. I have a complete photographic record of the façade as I was, at the time, optimistic that someone might do the right thing and the photos might help. John Edwards

14358992_10154272968456886_4009977285410809234_n

David Lloyd had these memories.

Hope Peden and his wife ran the store till some time in the mid 50’s . As kids we used to take our empty bottles there to cash in for candy. They lived in the back of the store and would meet you at the counter when they heard the bell over the entrance door ring .
They had a border who worked at the Supertest garage at the corner of Bell and Bridge . but his name escapes me. I used to meet Wayne Richards there while he was delivering milk and then get a free ride downtown.
After Hope died and the store closed I remember shovelling snow for Mrs. Peden. She couldn’t afford to pay me , but she let me into the store and gave me a couple of packs of old hockey cards that were still in the display case . I’m sure the store had been closed for a couple of years by then.

Old places have soul. I have always lived in old buildings and thought about those who have lived there before. How can you not? If you have memories of the Peden building please drop me a line.

28378683_10156098596926241_7763296575259887837_n.jpg

Before– Bell Street — After– McPherson’s Garage
Jennifer Fenwick Irwin– added this from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.
Here’s another image of the Peden Store. The museum is looking for more information on James Peden, who operated a photography studio out of the Tayor Block, on the Mill Street entrance, in the 1890s. If anyone can tell us more, we’d love to hear from you.

14358992_10154272968456886_4009977285410809234_n.jpg

Was the Devil in Peden’s Store? When Matches First Came to Carleton Place