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Photos — Mississippi River Days 1996

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Photos — Mississippi River Days 1996

All Photos thanks to Glenda Mahoney 1996 and were taken by Theresa Fritz

Remember the Hospital Bed Races of Carleton Place?

All Photos thanks to Glenda Mahoney 1996 and were taken by Theresa Fritz

CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada11 Jul 1996, Thu  •  Page 41

Thanks to all of you and especially Rick Roberts and Roby Tyrie and family I am documenting this home… may we never ever forget our history..

Up Monday

Rick Roberts

This photo was taken the front hallway of 28 Frank Street on 28 August 1983. The pic is of my parents Elsie Devlin-Roberts and Ben Roberts dressed to attend Mississippi River Days in Carleton Place. BTW they won first prize for their historic costumes

that year.

Photos Ted Hurdis–

Ted Hurdis

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A few pictures of Mississippi River days gone by. Now that was an epic night !!

Star services at the Mississippi Hotel ( Grand)

Bruce Stafford

Put a shirt on Hurdis!.. lol

Who was This Person? Carleton Place Curling Club Fundrasier 1990s

Remember the Hospital Bed Races of Carleton Place?

Oh those Wacky Days of High School! Survey Done by Erin Harrison and Sara Ferguson Grade 12 OAC Plus Last Will and Testament

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Oh those Wacky Days of High School! Survey Done by Erin Harrison and Sara Ferguson Grade 12 OAC Plus Last Will and Testament

Clipping thanks to Glenda Mahoney

Jen Thom I am proud to stand next to you in being an original dresser..:) love ya and sending hugs

Jen Thom

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Just found this and remembered those days

Ryan Cuthbert-People of Carleton Place-Thanks to Ann Avdovich we have a 1995 congregation book which we will be posting photos. Thanks Ann.. a wonderful surprise in my mailbox–St Mary’s 1995 Carleton Place

Chris Rintoul

John Nephin

St Marys 1988/89 Jamie Ferguson back row

1954 CPHS Graduation Pictures — Larry Clark

Commercial Students CPHS 1937 –Kerri Ann Doe O’Rourke

The CPHS Autograph Book –Christena Rygiel

Last Grade 13 Graduation from the old  Carleton Place High School 1918

Graduation Names- Carleton Place High School 1949– Names Names Names

Carleton Place High School 1947-1948 – Janice Tennant Campbell

Any of These CPHS Students Your Grandparents?

Carleton Place High School–“Running CPHS Bears” 1948

1967 Carleton Place High School Grads..

High School Confidential — More Vintage Shenanigans at Carleton Place High School

Any of These CPHS Students Your Grandparents?

Reefer Madness at Carleton Place High School

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Cheerleaders and Things

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Prom Tickets

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy —The 1964 Royalty? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Who Were These CPHS Students? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker

Straight Outta Carleton Place High –Teachers 1963

The Improved Stereo Remix of 1963 –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

If You Ever Smoked in the Boys Room—– Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

The History of Mom Dancing –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Dissecting a Rat- Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Name them?

CPHS Students Declare War on Mississippi Lake – 1973

Carleton Place High School 1933-1934 Kevin Percy

Comments About a Picture–Prince of Wales School

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down-Prince of Wales School High Street

What Will 50 Cents Get You at the Prince of Wales School?

Where Are They Now? Paul Keddy of CPHS 1970

The Time Capsule of CPHS

A Typical School Day at CPHS by Vera Griffith 1952

The Band was Amazing but the Coke Driver Let Jack Hastie Down CPHS 1951- Delmar Dunlop

What was Written on the Note in the Bottle?

1940s Basketball Gals — Carleton Place High School

Carleton Place Commencement Concert 1943

The Rooney’s and World War II — Steve Rooney with Photos..

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The Rooney’s and World War II — Steve Rooney with Photos..

ALL photos and text by Steve Rooney

Steve Rooney

The photos are from Harold Newton’s time serving with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. These amazing people are just a small example of all of those who stepped up to defend the freedom that we have today. Linda, thank you for publishing this.

The Rooney’s and World War II

Now that I have some spare time I have searched the Almonte Gazette Archives for all Rooney and Newton related articles. The earliest Rooney mentioned in the Gazette is in 1885-07-03 – “St. Mary’s picnic, Jas. Rooney wins potato sack race”. There are over 900 articles from that time onward covering 1885 to 2006 when the Gazette stopped publishing in Almonte.

Although there are many more articles that are not war related about the Rooney’s and the Newton’s in the years between 1939 and 1945 the articles in the attached pdf file are specifically related to the military.

It is difficult to imagine the heartbreak Pat Rooney must have felt when his wife Mary had passed away while he was so far away. Helen Larkin losing her new husband over Norway must have been heartbreaking as well.

The dates and information here are from the Almonte Gazette archives. The link to the archives is at https://mvtm.ca/gazette2017/

Timeline

1940-08-29 – Cpl. P. J. Rooney and M. L. (Michael) Rooney in Petawawa

1941-01-09 – Joe Rooney joins RCAF after managing the store

1941-07-10 – Sergeant-Major Pat Rooney’s tent burns down at Connaught Rifle Range in Ottawa

1941-07-24 – Sergeant-Major Pat Rooney finishes training as company commander at Connaught

1941-11-06 – Joe Rooney becomes Sergeant-Observer in the RCAF

1941-12-18 – Sergt.-Major P. J. Rooney attends sand table exercises in Renfrew

1942-03-12 – Sergeant-Major Patrick Rooney in charge of recruiting in Almonte for service the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment for “B” Company in Almonte and Arnprior

1942-03-12 – Ser.-Observer Joe Rooney returned to B. C. after furlough in Almonte

1942-03-19 – S-M Rooney in charge of recruiting for B Company, First Battalion Lanark & Renfrew Scottish at Almonte

1942-04-16 – S-M Rooney joins 1st Battalion (Active)

1942-05-14 – Flight Sgt.-Observer Joe Rooney stationed in Alfred’s Bay, BC

1942-05-21 – Helen Rooney marries James Larkin

1943-06-10 – Q. M. Sgt. Pat Rooney stationed on the East Coast is home on furlough

1943-08-05 – Q. M. Sgt. Pat Rooney sends paper from West Coast

1944-09-14 – Quartermaster Sergeant Patrick Rooney and Pilot Officer Joseph Rooney on furlough in Almonte

1944-10-12 – Pilot Officer Joseph Rooney arrives in England

1945-02-01 – Mrs. P. J. Rooney’s funeral announcement, Pat was stationed in Alliford Bay, B. C. (Haida Gwaii) approx. 5000 km from Almonte (about the same distance as Liverpool in England)

Also, Joe Rooney is in England

1945-11-08 – C.Q,M.S. Pat Rooney stationed at Nanaimo is on furlough in Almonte (Nanaimo is approx. 4400 km from Almonte)

1945-12-06 – F.O., J. S. Rooney back from overseas (India)

1945-12-27 – James Larkin husband of Helen Rooney presumed dead, lost in a plane crash near Norway

Patrick Rooney

1940-08-29 – Signed up with the military

1942-03-12 – In charge of recruiting in Almonte

1942-04-16 – Becomes active

1943-06-10 – Stationed on the East Coast

1943-08-05 – Stationed on the West Coast

1945-02-01 – Stationed in Alliford Bay, B. C. (Haida Gwaii)

1945-02-22 – Stationed in Prince Rupert BC

1945-11-08 – Stationed at Nanaimo

Joseph Rooney

1941-01-09 – Joins the RCAF

1941-11-06 – Becomes Sergeant-Observer in the RCAF at Paulson Field, Man.

1942-03-12 – Stationed in BC

1942-05-14 – Stationed in Alfred’s Bay, BC

1944-08-10 – Married in Vancouver, BC

1944-10-12 – Arrives in England

1945-12-06 – Back from overseas (India)

Helen Larkin (Rooney)

1942-05-21 – Marries James Larkin

1945-12-27 – James Larkin husband of Helen Rooney presumed dead, lost in a plane crash near Norway

– More information from Veterans Affairs about James Larkin is located at the end of the document. Commemorated on Page 532 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.

Michael Rooney

1940-08-29 – Signed up with the military

Articles from the Almonte Gazette

The following is the actual text from the articles contained in the Almonte Gazette.

1940-08-29 – Cpl. P. J. Rooney and M. L. (Michael) Rooney in Petawawa

CHILLY NIGHTS AT PETAWAWA CAMP

Members of B. Coy. Lanark and Renfrew Regiment from Almonte and district will conclude their two weeks period of training at Petawawa Camp this weekend. While there is no definite word in respect to the exact time they will return, it is thought that a special train will bring them in some time Saturday afternoon on evening.

The men went to camp in the midst of a hot spell but this soon was replaced by weather so cold that they could have stood great coats. It is understood that the drilling and physical exercises were fairly strenuous during the days that the men were in camp but they had their evenings to themselves.

1941-01-09 – Joe Rooney joins RCAF after managing the store

JOIN FLYING CORPS

During the Christmas season two well-known young Almonte men were notified that their applications for enlistment in the Royal Canadian Air Force had been accepted. They were Mr. John Foy, manager of the local branch of Dominion Stores Limited, for the last four years and Mr. Joe Rooney, who had managed the Rooney tobacco business and pool parlour for some time. Both are now at the Manning Depot in Toronto. Mr. Foy has been in the employ of the Dominion Stores for over ten years, starting in the Almonte branch. He relieved in other stores throughout Eastern Ontario and when Mr. Lyle Morris was moved to Pembroke as manager in 1936, Mr. Foy succeeded him. He was very popular with his patrons being of a pleasant and accommodating disposition. Neither Mr. Rooney nor Mr. Foy knew at the time they were accepted by the Flying Corps to what branch of training they would be assigned.

1941-07-10 – Sergeant-Major Pat Rooney’s tent burns down at Connaught

HIS TENT IS BURNED

Military couriers from the training camp at Connaught Ranges have arrived in town with the distressing tidings that Sergeant-Major Pat Rooney’s tent was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin a few nights ago. It appears that our genial fellow townsman was reposing under canvas at the time the fire demon paid an unwelcome visit. While details of the case are lacking it is understood that Sergeant Rooney was wakened by the fire alarm sounded on the bugle. He found his quarters burning merrily and escaped into the night minus some of his belongings and with his hair singed. Reports that his uniform went up in smoke and that he had to appear on parade next day enveloped in a barrel are denied, by the latest official communique issued at camp headquarters. It is also denied that a German plane flew over the camp and dropped an incendiary bomb on the sergeant’s tent. There were several other local boys in the same tent and the probable explanation is that some one of them dropped a lighted cigarette too close to the canvas.

1941-07-24 – Sergeant-Major Pat Rooney finishes training as company commander at Connaught

LOCAL BOYS END TRAINING PERIOD

B. Company Back From Camp At Connaught Ranges After 21 Days

Boys of B. Company, Lanark & Renfrew Scottish, returned from 21 days training at Connaught Ranges last Saturday. They were under the command of Major L. H. Colbeck of Almonte. There were 45 men from Almonte and 23 from Arnprior. This is the second period of camp training that this detachment has experienced, The first being last summer at Petawawa Camp when Major J. C. Irvine was O. C. and Major Colbek second in command.

There were 114 in the company last July and, since that time 40 have enlisted for active service which is considered-a very good record.

At the camp this July an unexpected combination of events placed Major Colbeck in command. Col. Gardiner, Col. Beatty and other commanding officers of various units were ordered home to assist in the current recruiting campaign. At the same time about six other officers went on active service. This left Major Colbeck O. C. of the camp, a position he retained for 21 days. He had a depleted staff of assistants and the work was heavy.

Patrick J. Rooney was company sergeant-major and was acting commanding officer of the company during the first two weeks at camp. Other N. C. O.’s from this town were Sergeant E. H. Farnham and Corporal C. C. Hutchinson who took over the duties of C. Q. M. S. at the middle of the camp period.

Major Colbeck took over command of B Company in April when Major J. C. Irvine of Arnprior, was transferred to No. 32, C.AR.T.C., Peterboro.

During the winter months the local detachment of the campaign were put through a rigorous course of training under the supervision of its O. C. This included musketry, squad, platoon and company drill, gas training and first aid. The barracks are in the top story of the McArthur Block, formerly the I.O.O.F. Hall.

On his return to Almonte Major Colbeck was high in his praise of the men in the local company and they spoke well of their commanding officer.

There were about 4,100 men in the camp and the responsibility of the O. C., who was suddenly placed in charge, was considerable. Major Colbeck had a busy time in the last few months between his duties as principal of the high school and O. C. of the local military unit.

He has now gone on a vacation.

1941-11-06 – Joe Rooney becomes Sergeant-observer

BECOMES SERGT.-OBSERVER

Friends of Mr. Joe Rooney were pleased to see by an item and picture in the daily papers recently, that he has graduated as a sergeant-observer in the R.C.A.F at Paulson Field, Man. He is a graduate of Almonte High School and a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Rooney of this town.

1941-12-18 – Sergt.-Major P. J. Rooney attends sand table excercises

ATTEND SAND TABLE EXERCISES ON SUNDAY

Five N. C. O.’s from the local company of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment attended what are known as sand table exercises at Renfrew on Sunday. Others came from the detachments in Smiths Falls, Perth, Pembroke, Arnprior and Carleton Place. Those who went from here were Acting Sergt.-Major P. J. Rooney, Sergt. E. H. Farnham, Sergt. E. L. Lyons, Corp. Edgar J. Lee and Corp. T. J. Scissons. The exercises are part of the course of field instruction prescribed by the army. They consist of map-reading and theoretical manoeuvres based on observations taken from a raised model of terrain made from sand. Following the course of instructions which was held at the armouries the men were entertained to dinner at Hotel Renfrew.

1942-01-01 – P. J. Rooney and Son contest for cigarettes for soldiers

This is the text from an ad in the Gazette:

CIGARETTES

For Some Almonte Boys Overseas

Contest Closes Sat., Jan. 3

Hurry! Last Chance To Vote For

Your Favorite “Boy” In Our

Popularity Contest

CONTESTANTS

Pte. Jim Foy

Pte. Geo. Larocque

Gnr. Jim Southwell

Sigm. Des Smithson

A. C. 2 John Bardin

Sapper Bill Ledingham

L-Cpl. Jack Neill

Gnr. Bert Julian

Gnr. Eddie Sonnenburg

Gnr. Nels Dunlop

Pte. Pete BoKon

Sigm. F. Cruickshank

Pte. Ken Barr

Pte. Alex Goodall,

Pte. Norman Guthrie

Pte. Alex Spinks

Sapper “Hockey” Julian

‘ Gnr. Alden Spinks

Sigm. Alan Barker

Pte. Allan Armstrong

Pte. Williard Smithson

Pte. Charles Fraser

Pte. Charles Munro

Pte. Arthur Gemmill

Pte. Alex Labron

Sigm. Don Buchan

Cpl. Jack Hepworth

Pte. John Siterrard

Pte. George Henery

Pte. Percy Finch

P. J. Rooney and Son Ronson Lighters and Supplies Dr. Plumb Pipes

Tobacco— Drinks— Candy

1942-01-08 – P. J. Rooney and Son winners of cigarette contest for soldiers

CIGARETTE CONTEST WINNERS

Winners in P. J. Rooney & Son’s “Almonte Boys’ Overseas Cigarette Contest,” which closed on Jan. 3rd are as follows: 1st. Pte. Geo. Larocque; 2nd Pte. Jim Foy; 3rd Gnr. Jim Southwell. First prize was 2.000 cigarettes; second, 1000 and third 300. While the contest is over Rooney & Son have a large stock of blades, shaving accessories and tobacco for Overseas parcels.

1942-03-12 – Sergeant-Major Patrick Rooney in charge of recruiting

LOCAL REGIMENT TO BE MOBILIZED

Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Unit Will Be Organized For Active Service

After almost two-and-a-half years of war it has been decided to mobilize for active service the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment and orders to this effect were received by the commanding officer, Lt.-Col. J McL. Beatty of Pembroke, Tuesday afternoon. Since the beginning of the war the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish, although not mobilized has sent some 73 officers and 2,000 men to active service units.

“B” Company of the unit includes Almonte and Arnprior districts with two platoons here and one in the neighboring town. The Local N.C.O.’s N. C. Officers in charge locally are Acting Sergeant-Major P. J. Rooney, Sergt. Frank Honeyborne; Acting Quarter Master Sergt. E. H. Farnham; Acting Sergt. Eddie Lyons and Corp Edgar Lee.

Last Friday Sergt.-Major Rooney was called to Pembroke together with N.C.O.’s of similar rank from other towns of Lanark and Renfrew to take a short course of instruction and, if successful, receive permanent rank. At that time the plans were to place Mr. Rooney in charge of recruiting here which meant full time work. Now that orders to mobilize have been confirmed it is expected this will be adhered to.

Those who are now enrolled in the regiment may enlist voluntarily in the active unit but they cannot be forced to serve overseas. If the regiment is used in Canada, on the other hand, they are bound to serve with it wherever it is located.

In a statement issued after the mobilization order came through Lt.-Col. Beatty said that recruiting will commence at once. Either the officer commanding the regiment or the second in command will be drawn from men who are now overseas, as will either the officer commanding or the second in command of each company Lieut.-Col. Beatty is to nominate either the O.C. or the second in command of the five companies which are located at Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior, Smiths Falls and Perth.

During the past four days a school for service N.C.O.’s has been conducted at the Pembroke armories, with personnel attending from Renfrew, Carleton Place, Almonte and Smiths Falls and they will be appointed as N.C.O’s in the active force.

Start Recruiting At Once

Recruiting will commence immediately and men from 19 to 45 will be accepted at recruiting offices which will be opened at Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior, Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth.

In addition to the active service battalion, the regiment will recruit a reserve battalion with a strength of 34 officers and 773 other ranks. The reserve unit expects to go to Connaught Ranges for 15 days training early in July.

1942-03-12 – Sergeant-Major Patrick Rooney and Ser.-Observer Joe Rooney

Sgt.-Observer Joe Rooney and Pilot Observer Mac Thomson left on Friday night for their posts in B. C. after spending a furlough at their homes here.

1942-03-19 – S-M Rooney in charge of recruiting for B Company, First Battalion Lanark & Renfrew Scottish at Almonte

RECRUITING STARTS FOR LANARK-RENFREW UNIT

Mr. P. J. Rooney of Almonte, returned home last Saturday after a week’s course of training at Pembroke as a result of which he was raised to the rank of sergeant-major of B. Company, Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment. This is the branch of the unit comprising Almonte and Arnprior. As stated in last week’s paper the regiment has been ordered mobilized with a second regiment as a reserve. Recruiting, locally in charge of Sergt.-Major Rooney will be carried on for both battalions with main stress, of course, being laid on the active service one.

To this end S.-M. Rooney will be at the armouries, McArthur Block (over the Gazette office) from 9 to 9 each day. Already he has made arrangements for 12 volunteers to go to Pembroke for a medical board.

1942-04-16 – S-M Rooney joins 1st Battalion (Active)

RECRUITS NEEDED FOR RESERVE BATTN. UNIT

Mr. E. H. Farnham has been appointed O.C. of B. Co., Reserve Battn., Lanark & Renfrew Scottish with the rank of second lieutenant.

The following members of the Company have joined the 1st Battalion (active) C .S .M ., P. J. Rooney; Cpl. T. J. Scissons, Cpl. J. E. Dick, Ptes. Wlm. Miller, G. J. Price, T . E. Spinks,

G. W. McNulty, W. C. New, D. T Blakeley, R. H. Edmonds, T. B. Voyce, C. A. Newton, K. C. Miller, A. J. Morrow, R. J. Proctor, J. G. Phillips, T. H. Smith.

In addition a number of men including two sergeants, have applied for active service but have been turned down as medically unfit.

This leaves the Reserve Co.’s strength badly depleted. Recruits are urgently needed. We will accept men 17 to 19, from 35 to 50; also married men from 30 to 35, and others from 19 to 35 whose medical category may not permit them to enlist in the active battalion.

1942-05-14 – Flight Sgt.-Observer Joe Rooney stationed in Alfred’s Bay, BC

Flight Sgt.-Observer Joe Rooney and Flight-Sgt. Mack Thomson of the RCAF, stationed at Alfred Bay, B. C. are spending a furlough at their homes here.

1942-05-21 – Helen Rooney marries James Larkin

Larkin-Rooney

Charming in every detail was the wedding Tuesday morning at nine o’clock in St. Mary’s R. C. Church here, when Helen M. Rooney of Ottawa, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Rooney’ Sr., of Almonte, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to James M. Larkin, son of Mrs. Mary Larkin of Pembroke.

Rev. Gerald Gorman, P.P. of Eastview, officiated at the ceremony.

The altar of the church was appropriately decorated with spring blooms. Miss Mary Hogan rendered the wedding music, while Mrs. Arnold Newton of Almonte, and Mrs. Laura Doolan of Flint, Mich., sisters of the bride, were the soloists. The ushers were two brothers of the bride, Sgt. Major Patrick Rooney of the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish, Connaught Ranges and F. Sgt. Joseph Rooney, R.C.A.F., Alfred Bay, B.C. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was becomingly gowned in lily white net with a faille taffeta basque, full bouffant double net skirt trimmed with contrasting bands. She wore a heart shaped head dress with a finger-tip veil. She carried an arm bouquet of Bettertime roses and lily-of-the-valley.

Mrs. D. Arthur McCabe of Ottawa, sister of the bride, was the matron-of-honor.

She chose a gown of floral organza in sunni pink embossed in white, full skirt with bolero jacket to match. She wore a perky hat of floral organza, flower trimmed and carried an arm bouquet of Sweet Peas, and roses.

Mr. Vincent Quinn of Renfrew, assisted the groom.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at Hotel Almonte.

Later the young couple left on short honeymoon and on their return will reside in Pembroke.

For travelling the bride wore a coat of ruby glow fine wool in flared lines with lynx dyed fox lapels and a dress of the same material. She wore a Knowlton model hat of ruby glow with a crown of tiny wings in matching tones.

Out-of-town guests included Misses Orma Hunt, Kay Rooney and Maude Robinson of Ottawa; Pte. Arnold Newton of the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Connaught Range; Mrs. Mary Larkin, Mr. and Mrs. Earl St. James, James Teevans, Rev. Father Jeffrey and Mrs. M. Kehoe, all of Pembroke; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Quinn, Mrs. J. Roberts, MW. M. Tobin and Mrs. J. Goulet of Renfrew, and Joseph Hogan of Utica, N. Y.

1943-06-10 – Q. M. Sgt. Pat Rooney stationed on the East Coast is home on furlough

Q. M. Sgt. Pat Rooney of the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish, stationed on the East coast, is home on furlough.

1943-08-05 – Q.M. Sgt. Pat Rooney sends paper from West Coast

LANARK AND RENFREW UNIT PUBLISHES PAPER

We are in receipt of a weekly publication entitled “The Forty Twa.” It is published in the interests of the officers and men of the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment now stationed at a point on the West Coast. While there was nothing to indicate who sent the paper we rather suspect it was Q.M. Sgt. Pat Rooney. In the forefront of the publication is an editorial by Lieut.-Col. P. H. Gardner, M.C., V.D., officer commanding the regiment. The mimeograph has been used to produce the “Forty Twa” and there is a lot of work in it—about 20 pages 18 x 10 inches. The art work is especially good and the cover is attractively adorned with the name of the paper, the crest of the regiment and a sketch of an Indian totem pole with a background of mountain scenery.

1944-08-10 – Joseph Rooney’s wedding in BC

Hughes-Rooney

Rev. Father Martin officiated at the marriage ceremony on July 14th. at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver, when Margaret Ella, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hughes of Aldergrove, B. C., became the bride of W.O. Joseph Stephen Rooney, R.C.A.F., second son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Rooney of Almonte, Ont.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister Miss Esther Hughes as bridesmaid.

The bride chose an Ashes of Roses dressmaker suit with white accessories.

Her corsage was of gardenias and violets.

Sgt. James Ridyard, R.C.A.F. of Peterboro, was groomsman. Rev. Father Farrell was soloist.

After a wedding reception and breakfast at the Vancouver Hotel the bride and groom left by boat for Seattle and Tacoma on their honeymoon.

1944-09-14 – Quartermaster Sergeant Patrick Rooney and Pilot Officer Joseph Rooney on furlough in Almonte

HOME ON FURLOUGH

Pilot Officer Joseph Rooney spent a few days in town on his way west to visit his wife. He is stationed in the Maritimes and is on furlough. Quartermaster Sergeant Patrick Rooney is also on furlough which he is spending with his family in Almonte. He was stationed on the West Coast but has been taking a course at Camp Borden.

1944-10-12 – Pilot Officer Joseph Rooney arrives in England

ARRIVES IN ENGLAND

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Rooney, Sr., have received word that their son, Pilot Officer Joe Rooney has arrived in England.

1945-02-01 – Mrs. P. J. Rooney’s funeral announcement, also Joe Rooney in England

Funeral of Mrs. P. J. Rooney (Mary Drummond)

A large number of relatives and friends paid final tribute to the memory of Mrs. P. J. Rooney, Jr., at her funeral which was held from the residence of Mr. P. J. Rooney, Sr., on Saturday morning, Jan. 27th at 10 a.m. to St. Mary’s Church.

Rev. Canon J. Cunningham, P. P., officiated.

Deceased, who was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Drummond, was born in Almonte 36 years ago.

Surviving are her husband, P. J. Rooney, C. Q. M. S., of the `, now stationed at Alliford Bay, B. C., and one son, John Kevin Rooney.

The pallbearers were Messrs. Arthur McCabe, Arnold Newton, Kenneth Horton, Melville Paul, George Hourigan and Alex Wright.

The remains were placed in St. Mary’s vault to await interment in the spring.

Many spiritual and floral offerings were received and among the latter was a wreath from the Sergeant’s Mess, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie Regiment, Prince Rupert, B. C.

Among those who attended the funeral from a distance besides her husband, who flew from the coast to be present, were, Miss Mary McDonald, Ottawa; Mrs. Francis Wall, Arnprior; Mrs. Wm. Mulvihill, Pembroke; Mrs. Herbert Lawn, Fort Coulonge, Que.; Miss Gertrude Morton, Renfrew; Mr. Pat Kennedy, Corkery; Harvey Drummond, Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Green, Kinburn;

Misses Mary and Nora Hogan, Mrs. J. M. Larkin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McCabe and Miss Kay Rooney all of Ottawa.

Notes:

1. C. Q. M. S is Company Quarter Master Sergeant.

2) Alliford Bay is located on the Haida Gwaii Islands off the coast of British Columbia. It is approximately 5000km from Almonte which is about the same distance as Liverpool, England.

ALMONTE BOYS MEET

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Rooney, sr., received a letter from England from their son Joseph Rooney, R. C. A. F., stating that he was on the move again. He also mentioned that one night recently when he was standing in a queue before a motion picture theatre, he heard someone yell “Rooney.” Turning around he found Paratrooper Donald Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Green of Almonte. They had a good visit together. He didn’t say whether the name “Rooney” was unusual over there or whether he answered automatically to his own.

1945-02-22 – C.Q.M.S. P. J. Rooney stationed in Prince Rupert BC after death of his wife

P. J. Rooney, Company Quartermaster, Master Sergeant, of the Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment left for his station at Prince Rupert B. C., on Thursday after a furlough spent at his home here following the sudden death of his wife.

1945-11-08 – C.Q,M.S. Pat Rooney stationed at Nanaimo is on furlough in Almonte

C. Q, M. S. Pat J. Rooney who has been stationed at Nanaimo, B. C. is spending a furlough with his son and parents here.

1945-12-06 – F.O., J. S. Rooney back from overseas (India)

BACK FROM OVERSEAS

Among the men who have returned or are returning from Overseas lately are the following; F.O., J. S. Rooney, R.A.F., India, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rooney Sr.

1945-12-27 – James Larkin husband of Helen Rooney presumed dead

NOW PRESUMED DEAD

In a casualty list released on December 19th the name of F. O. James Meyrick Larkin, who has been listed as missing for a considerable time, is added to the category of those presumed dead for official purposes. He was a former manager of the O’Brien Theatre here. His widow, who resides in Ottawa, is the former Helen Rooney of this town.

1946-01-03 – Harold Newton’s British Empire Medal announcement

AWARDED B.E.M.

In the New Year’s list of Navy Operational Awards appears the name of Harold William Newton, Stoker Petty Officer, R.C.N.V.R., of Almonte, who received the British Empire Medal. His wife, Mrs. Anna Newton and family reside on Martin Street. Petty Officer Newton is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Newton of Almonte.

James Meyrick Larkin

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/…/canadian…/detail/1803091

In memory of: Flying Officer James Meyrick Larkin April 26, 1945

Military Service

Service Number: J/43690

Age: 30

Force: Air Force

Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force

Division: 58 Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of James William Larkin and of Mary Hannah Larkin (nee Meyrick); husband of Helen Mary Larkin (nee Rooney), of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 532 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Cemetery: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference: Panel 279.

Photos of Harold Newton from Steve Rooney

Does Photography Remove Your Soul?

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Does Photography Remove Your Soul?

I used to love the very few times I got to spend with my mother before she died. When she was out of the hospital on her good days; we used to roam the forgotten cemeteries in the countryside. My father sat shaking his head in his old Ford reading his Perry Mason paperbacks as he watched us read one crumbling stone after another.

I will never know why she had such a fascination for these places but she always reminded me it was important to remember the dead as their families soon forget about them. So one day, long after she had passed, I started collecting antique portraits of the deceased at country auction sales.

West Brome Cemetery

I gave them names and created stories because like my mother; I wanted them to know someone cared. My favourite picture is a huge Victorian mourning shadow box from 1919. The little girl died a year after her communion and inside the gold framed shadow box is a veil, her picture and dried calla lilies. An elderly friend told me one day that the little girl had probably passed because the photographer had stolen her soul. I never really thought about it again until I went to Peralta Junction years ago in Berkeley and encountered a soul photographer.

So was it true? Did photographers really steal your soul?

In some cultures any image taken may cause great distress because of religious beliefs, as they believe your reflection is your soul. If you look at some pictures of your great grandmother or possibly grandmother (depending on your age) you will notice no one smiles. There was popular belief that people didn’t like to have their pictures taken and the reason was because it stole your soul.

According to legends, mirrors when you look into them, reflect your soul and do not reflect back light that hits them. There is also an extension of the idea that your shadow is a reflection of your soul. Mirrors were considered an important part of the Mayan religion and culture as they thought mirrors opened portals into the other world, allowing ancestors and gods to pass through between the two planes. They believed when praying to a saint, the soul leaves the body. To help the soul find its way back into the body, mirrors are placed in front of saint statues to reflect back the soul. Many religions today still cover mirrors with black cloth when someone dies so the soul does not get trapped inside the mirror after death.

Most people today allow their photograph to be taken, however some still protect their infants as some still believe the souls of infants are fragile and are susceptible to leaving the body. Photographing an infant could harm the soul, preventing its return to the body. The soul is believed to be composed of thirteen parts, and photography damages or even removes some of these components and a shaman is sometimes brought in

I believe that photos are frozen moments of time and everyone knows first hand you do not get time back. You live for today as there might not be a tomorrow – so why worry about a disappearing soul?

Anyways, current word on the street is using a digital camera does not steal the subject’s soul, film cameras do.  So was Sears Inc. with their family photography promotions in on the soul stealing business all along; because I swear that lad below looks like my soul sister on a bad-hair day.

Burning Down the House — Literally in Lanark County

The Limerick Forest Dolls –Low Tide at the Cabbage Patch??

The Maberly Fair 1922.. Names Names Names

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The Maberly Fair 1922.. Names Names Names

CLIPPED FROM
The Weekly British Whig
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
02 Oct 1922, Mon  •  Page 6

Maberly Fair 2022

Ashley James

Ashley James

Brian Dowdall

Our Metal Detector Specialist.

Brian Dowdall

Our Metal Detector Specialist.

Adam Dowdall
“Sale” Fairs — Crops and Sometimes Fair Damsels

Almonte Fair 1890 —-Alex Currie — The Country Fair

We Don’t Need the Almonte Fair 1897 – “Admission to the grounds is 25 cents, which is twice too much!”

Clippings and Photos of the 1958 Almonte Turkey Fair

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #2

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Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #2

Hi, so I’m going through a closet of old boxes , photos, letters etc from my Mom and Dads former home. So my Mom wrote lots of letters, stories, and got quite a few published. Here is one of the “Almonte is; The Friendly Town”. I kind of laughed because I saw a post about the water tower in Almonte the other day. I’ll send a pic of the scrapbook stories. I have so many pics and stories!

Lizzie Brunton

Lizzie BruntonOkay, here goes, my Nanny, my mom (striped hood far right), my aunt Stella, my uncle Gerald (I believe), aunt Kitty, aunt joanna, or Marion, and maybe Sam as a baby!!!


Lizzie Brunton— awesome picture of Mom and her contagious smile.

Photos and Clippings of Dorothy Meehan- Brunton– thanks to Lizzie Brunton #1

Let’s go Racing Boys — J. A. Brunton –Where was This Sign?

Annie Bella Brunton & Adam Wesley Jones

What Happened to Bill Brunton’s Roof in Carleton Place?

The Runaway Bridesmaid From Rosebank to Huntley (Meehan)

Interesting Photos- Playfair Forgie from Laurie Yuill

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Interesting Photos- Playfair Forgie from Laurie Yuill
This is such a nice photo, I thought I’d include it. Will A. Playfair and sister Emma Playfair

All photos from Laurie Yuill

 

Fallbrook and Playfair Playfairville 101– Names Names Names

Inhabiting Playfairville Once Again?

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
17 Feb 1897, Wed  •  Page 5

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
04 Oct 1899, Wed  •  Page 5

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
17 Aug 1898, Wed  •  Page 5


Barbara Forgie, Mrs. Minnie Playfair, Mrs. Sophie Forgie (daughter of J. J. Playfair) at the opening to Iron Mine, Lot 1, Con 4, Dalhousie

Lt. Col. Playfair built a dam, and established lumber, grist and carding mills, an iron ore mine, housing, stores and a hotel and stable until the iron ore and forests were exhausted. Only the stone hearth chimney of Playfair’s original house and remnants of the dam remain. –Inhabiting Playfairville Once Again? and My Daddy was a Miner — was Yours?

A List of Local Mines

Playfair Mine (Dalhousie Mine; Lanark Iron Mine), Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada44° 58′ 24″ N76° 25′ 44″ W21.5km (13.4 miles)201.3° (SSW)
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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
03 May 1899, Wed  •  Page 1

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
29 Aug 1917, Wed  •  Page 1

Not sure where this store was located. Hannah & Bert Golding in their store

Related reading

Photos and Postcards of Lanark Village –Laurie Yuill


Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family 
  2. Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28

Photos of Men at Work – 1920s — Don’t Forget About Me!

Photos and Postcards of Lanark Village –Laurie Yuill

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Photos  and Postcards of Lanark Village –Laurie Yuill
Town Hall, Lanark, Ontario

All photos from my friend Laurie Yuill.. historian of Lanark County

School House, Lanark, Ontario

School House, Lanark, Ontario

All photos frlm Laurie Yuill

Business Section, Lanark, Ontario 1959-The Aftermath of the Lanark Fire June 1959

Lanark Fire 1959– Hour by Hour
The Lanark Fire June 15th 1959

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
19 May 1909, Wed  •  Page 1

CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
02 Jul 1902, Wed  •  Page 1

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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
20 Oct 1909, Wed  •  Page 1


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The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
20 Oct 1909, Wed  •  Page 1

CLIPPED FROMThe Lanark EraLanark, Ontario, Canada26 Oct 1904, Wed  •  Page 1

Dedication to Deachman’s Bridge 1946–Photos— thanks to Laurie Yuill

The Hart Children of Lanark — Laurie Yuill

  1. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family 
  2. Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

The Old Lionel Barr Sawmill Middleville 1941 — Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

Middleville– Yuill- Photos Laurie Yuill

Walter Mather Yuill — Died at age 28

Photos of Men at Work – 1920s — Don’t Forget About Me!

What’s in a Picture? Thanks to Sheila Coyne

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What’s in a Picture? Thanks to Sheila Coyne
Photo from Sheila Coyne

Thanks to all of you for sending in photos– I am going to document a few of them.

Stella Waugh

I certainly wasnt built for a tube top. Much fun with that Maryann girl. I remember that day like it was yesterday. We were on our bikes and Craig Robertson came around the corner a bit too fast and we tried to jump the curb and ended up with skinned knees. Good thing the reporter took pic first. There’s your chuckle for the day!

Carly Drummond

Stella Waugh you look awesome! And literally look the same!

Lori Devlin

Stella Waugh I loved those Buffalo sandles but they didn’t have much protection for our feet 

Yvonne Robillard

Omg, haven’t seen or heard of Maryann since Digital

Stella Waugh

Yvonne Robillard Maryanne lives in Brockville. She was such a hoot

Stella Waugh

The best was the night her bell bottoms took on fire. At the old mississlopy.

Stephen Giles

I knew that was Stella without even looking at the caption

Janet Kerry

Great picture. eems so lomg ago. Still as beautiful as ever now.

Sheila Coyles

She is my Sister-inlaw great lady and good friend I hope after this lol

Ben MacRae

I remember Alice McGregor visiting our place when I was a kid. I believe that her husband was Clarence McGregor. Its crazy how our memories cane be triggered by a simple picture.

Donna Mcfarlane

Ben MacRae They lived in the brick house just west of Kettles Ben MacRae

Cindy Stevens McFadden

Grama Stevens

Ruth Anne Schnupp

My Granny Mary Stevens – she was a woman before her time ! I miss her so much !

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston

So remember Mary esp. when I was a kid!!

Gary Leach

Cheerleader Louisa Leach (McMunn)

Kevin Billing

Cindy Black – Billing sporting the white visor

Stephanie Yuill in there too

Stephanie Yuill

Kevin Billing that’s a blast from the past!! How many would go back to being a teenager 😂😂

Kirsten Bruun Watson

Chris Hall (in back with umbrella)?

Heather Lalonde

So much fun!! At first glance I thought that was me on the end!

Leigh Gibson

I see so many faces I recognize: Tim Moore, Jeanette Gallipeau, Stephanie Yuill, Allison Fitzgerald, etc. Flashback for sure. 🙂

Chris Hall

It might be me. How did you guess it was me?

Deb Bigras

My father and his great staff!

Donna Poirier

Deb Bigras thank you Deb, your dad was one of the best as a person and a boss, loved him.

Bonnie Tosh

Deborah Menard. Your dad is in this pic.

Cindy Black – Billing. Morley Black too

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston

There was a lovely gentleman that used to walk down our road every day – lovely man and his name was Ervie Crawford !

Micheal Watt

We had just moved to Carleton Place shortly before this …Great town great people

Deborah Menard

Before they moved here they had a little white wood building on bell street I remember going there with my dad Marty Desarmia

RaeAnn Davey

An amazing, dedicated group ❤️

Carleton Place High School Photo 1954-1955 Name those Students- Larry Clark

Photos of Carleton Place — Larry Clark— Findlay Memories

Gord Cross Photos Carleton Place Documented

Looking for a Photo of the Carleton Place Vikings

The Doors Open Wagon Ride –Valerie Strike Photos– Carleton Place

Mary Cook Photos Of Carleton Place

Carleton Place Photos 1920s

McArthur Island —Photos from Stephen Moore PLUS!

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McArthur Island —Photos from Stephen Moore PLUS!

Photos from Stephen Moore –By the vintage of the Volkswagen bus I would say the last photo is approximately 1970-Perhaps you could ask folks to see if anyone knows what that building was for on the right side.

Photos from Stephen Moore-I would think this picture was likely early to mid 1960s
Photo Linda Seccaspina
From Stephen Moore

Once upon a time at the McArthur Mill. I received this picture from the owner of the mill and Kenwood Industries, Mr. John Chapman. I would think this picture was likely early to mid 1960s. Not many people on your Facebook page will remember seeing this gear house I would suspect. Perhaps you could ask folks to see if anyone knows what that building was for on the right side. Check out the bell tower on the mill as well.

Mr. Chapman and his wife were classy people and he ran a very successful veneer cabinet company as well as being the landlord for rhe first Digital Equipment company location, wrangler Blubell jeans, a company that made aquatic vehicles and the company I worked for which was AMP Fiber Optics. That land along with the parking lot that was taken over by the town was all owned by Mr. Chapman. In the spring the river essentially ran through the basement several feet deep. Absolutely fascinating building.

Also from Stephen Moore

In 1870 Building of the first stone structure of the present Bates and Innes Woollen Mill was begun by Archibald McArthur and was completed a year later.  The central building was five stories in height.

n 1872-In the McArthur cloth factory (now Bates & Innes) ten new looms were added.  Napoleon Lavallee removed his hotel business to his large new stone building at the corner of Lake Avenue and Bridge Streets.

A fire loss of over $20,000 in 1877 destroyed the Cannon mill and the machinery of its lessee William H. Wylie, who moved to Carleton Place where he leased the McArthur (now Bates) woollen mill and later bought the Hawthorn woollen mill. The McArthur woollen mill, equipped to operate by waterpower of the lower falls, was leased and reopened by William H. Wylie when the country’s business depression became less severe.

John Gillies of Carleton Place bought the McArthur woollen mill at the present Bates & Innes site from its first owner Archibald McArthur. The reported price was 40,000. W. H. Wylie, lessee of the McArthur mill, bought the Hawthorne woollen mill from its new owner James Gillies at a price reported as $19,000.

From MVTM

McArthur Woolen Mill (1871)
  • 105 Mill St, W 1/2 Lot 15, Conc 12 Beckwith Township.
  • The Archibald McArthur and Company Woolen Mill was built in 1871 and was operated by the company until 1876. The woolen mill, equipped to operate by waterpower of the lower falls, was later leased and reopened by William H. Wylie in 1877 when the country’s business depression became less severe. Wylie operated the mill until 1881.
  • It was then sold to John Gillies in 1882 and operated until 1900 under the firm name of J Gillies, Son and Company ; John and James Gillies; The John Gillies Estate Company Ltd .
  • In 1900 it was sold to the Canada Woolen Mills Ltd who went bankrupt in 1904. The reason was stated to be loss of Canadian markets to British exporters of tweeds and worsteds.
  • It was later sold to Bates and Innes in 1907. Bates and Innes Co. Limited equipped the former woolen mill as a knitting mill. In 1909 , the Bates & Innes knitting mill, after making waterpower improvements, began running night and day with 150 employees.
  • It was and still operating in 1911 as a knitting mill.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

It’s Photo Friday! This photo is of Sarah Evangeline McDiarmid. She’s posing at the base of the stone CPR underpass on Mill Street. Today it’s almost completely overgrown and unseen. Evangeline was born in 1889 and grew up in the big stone house at the end of McArthur Street, a daughter of William McDiarmid, store owner, and Mary Lavallee.
Any time you travel under the C.P.R. Bridge to McArthur Island or down Princess Street, look to the left. That corner that is now occupied by the Town of Carleton Place Public Works Dept was once the Morphy homestead.The home “with a view” was later repaired, and became a white clapboard house. It was then turned over to the Bates and Innes nightwatchman. The homestead was dismantled in 1914. I have no idea why there is not some sort of historical plaque or reference to one of the founders first homes in that location.

Photo on left taken by Cathie Hawkins McOrmond on her balloon ride yesterday– Photo right Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum–
McArthur House on McArthur Ave near Barkers

McDiarmid Tennis Courts Photos Photos Photos

The Faeries of McArthur Island- Dedicated to the Bagg Children

The River Dance of the McArthur Mill in Carleton Place

The McArthurs of Carleton Place

The McArthur Love Story

Stephen Moore–Look at that beautiful railing. The railing is behind the yellow Kenwood Industries building behind the McArthur Mill now.
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
October 1, 2021  · 


It’s Photo Friday again already!
This great candid photo of Mima Bond was taken on the south bridge to McArthur Island.
Mima McDonald was born in 1876. She and husband Harry Bond lived at Bridge Street where they raised 7 children and had side by side storefronts; his a barbershop, hers a wool and novelty shop. After Mima’s death in 1958, daughter Joie took over the shop – many still remember it as being a crazy cluttered space!
Check out the details in this photo! Mima’s fabulous hat! Her gloves! The detailing on her skirt and shoes! That box camera! Her beaded purse! Behind her is the stone Bates and Innes Woolen Mill, built in 1872 and without the brick addition to the north. The wooden bridge she’s sitting on was replaced with a concrete one in 1920..