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What Happened to the Riddell/ Montgomery Doors? Three years later…  Sherri Iona (Lashley)

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What Happened to the Riddell/ Montgomery Doors? Three years later…  Sherri Iona (Lashley)

In 2017 I did a blog about: Riddell— H B Montgomery House History For Sale

Joyce Murray called me to say she had the doors from the Montgomery house and they are changing everything in the home.

Joyce has two group of doors. One with glass and the other original wooden doors.. Check listing below. Some of my house comes from other homes in Carleton Place so I feel that I need to share this so we can keep it close. Just the way I think:)

Then two days ago Sherri Iona sent me this.

Evening Linda,

My Kindred Spirit first cousin Sonya (Blackburn) Spurway posted two related stories today, which says I could share with you. The first “I would like to share a photo with you from my childhood. This is one of my favourites. It is my mom with Kent, my older brother, Sherri my kindred spirit and special cousin, me and my cousin David. We are all sitting on the front veranda of my Nanna and Poppa’s beautiful home in Carleton Place. Do you notice the from door behind us with the stained glass? There were two huge solid oak doors with stained glass in them…….to be continued! ”

For all those that don’t know this is HB Montgomery former home on Townline and Bridge Street ( red brick one across from the stone Gillies home)

Photo by Sherri Iona (Lashley)

My Aunt is Iola Montgomery Blackburn. L-R Kent Blackburn, me Sherri Lashley (now Sauvé), Sonya and my brother Dave Lashley

Before-In 2017 I did a blog about: Riddell— H B Montgomery House History For Sale

Photo from Sherri Iona (Lashley)

After

Part 2

“Well continuing my story …. Shaylan my daughter was doing what she does best, finding the most unique gift for me. She was lucky enough to find an antique store ( Murray’s) in Carleton Place that had bought these doors from the new owner during renovations he was doing to the home. She and her husband Brian brought them to me as a very beautiful Christmas surprise. ( about 3 years ago). Well I would like now to share one of the the finished projects resulting from the doors. The stained glass from the two doors had broken pieces in both, but a local artisan was able to use the good pieces and create the most beautiful stained glass window hanger!!!” Note I saw these doors for sale on Tales of Carleton Place and told Shaylan, Sonya’s daughter, who made arrangements to get them.

With Stetson. Looks small. He had many over the years. Photo by Sherri Iona (Lashley)

#supportlocal-So give Joyce a call or hop on down to Murray’s Furniture & Flea Market–for some interesting things.

525 High StreetCarleton Place, Ontario Call (613) 253-1804

Extra reading

see Reusing the Past of Carleton Place — The Morphy’s and the McCann’s)

Riddell— H B Montgomery House History For Sale

H B Montgomery Auctioneer

Buttons and Quilts by Sherri Iona (Lashley)

The Mysterious Riddell— H B Montgomery House

In Memory of H B Montgomery

 Glory Days in Carleton Place-Sherri Iona (Lashley)

Henry Lever’s House on Rochester Street — Sherri Iona

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Henry Lever’s House on Rochester Street — Sherri Iona

Here is another for a question. Does this house still exist? Not far from you on Rochester. My great great grandfather Henry Lever built it with his brother. I don’t recognize the names of the people in the picture, taken after 1906.

Yes Sheri it does!!!

I have a letter written by Henry in 1897 to a minister in Scotland requesting his help regarding a legal claim to the Lever estate in Manchester England. Actually just found, he built it with his son Reynolds Lever. They called him Ren.

Name:Henry Reynolds Lever
Gender:Male
Age:63
Birth Date:24 Jul 1881
Birth Place:Youlbourn Ontario
Death Date:16 Jun 1945
Death Place:Carleton Place, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Father:Henry Lever
Mother:Mary Lever
Spouse:Cate Caroline Hardie
H Reynolds Lever
BIRTH
1882
DEATH
1945 (aged 62–63)
BURIAL
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Beckwith, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada  Show Map
PLOT
Pine Grove East

Back row Wesley and Reynolds Girls: Elsie (my great grandmother) and Maud Front: Forest(I think) Parents: Mary (McKitrick) and Henry Lever My great grandparents Elsie (Lever) and Robert Powell lived on Sarah St. Their daughter Olive was a long time French teacher at CPHS. She and her sister lived most of their lives there.

Alana Lever Flint is my cousin. Her grandfather was Ren Lever, who built and lived in house on Rochester

Should be spelled McKittrick

Carrie (Caroline) was Ren’s wife and Norma is daughter-The son I have as Forest should be Lowe Cleveland Lever

Thanks Sherri! I added all the ancestry stuff and a clipping I found..:) Linda


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Henry Lever
BIRTH
1843
DEATH
1923 (aged 79–80)
BURIAL
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Beckwith, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada  Show Map
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Pine Grove East
Name:Mary Lever
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Married
Age:49
Birth Year:abt 1842
Birth Place:Ontario
Residence Date:1891
Residence Place:Carleton Place, Lanark South, Ontario, Canada
Relation to Head:Wife
Religion:Methodist
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
French Canadian:No
Spouse’s Name:Henery Lever
Father’s Birth Place:Ireland
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Related reading

Dancing Shoes- Sherri Iona — Judy Wing

Buttons and Quilts by Sherri Iona (Lashley)

The Mysterious Riddell— H B Montgomery House

In Memory of H B Montgomery

 Glory Days in Carleton Place-Sherri Iona (Lashley)

Glory Days of Carleton Place- Dear Miss Powell by Terry Kirkpatrick

Update on Miss Powell from CPHS- John Edwards

Dancing Shoes- Sherri Iona — Judy Wing

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Dancing Shoes- Sherri Iona — Judy Wing

These are photos from various dances when I, Sherri, and Judy Wing were little. As far as I remember Dayna Featherstone did all the costumes but My Mom’s friend Edna White (Dave White’s mom) may have made the odd one. I remember going to her house at Innisville. The piano player for most of our music was Gert MacTavish. She was grandmother to Ron MacTavish, Ottawa Valley Moving. –Sheri Iona ( all photos Sheri Iona)

 

67312279_994282470917449_6544296949439266816_n.jpgSherri LASHLEY, 1960, taken at a Christmas concert at Innisville.

 

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Note spelling of my name is wrong. Costume was for Here Comes Suzy Snowflake. We sang and danced.

 

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We would be about 8 years old

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67631263_458255958332469_6751539145924935680_n.jpg67238104_429513810984367_8598894705528274944_nThis was my favorite costume. The colours which don’t show well we’re like a rainbow. The song was Baby Take A Bow.

67296648_479944562803891_990711305780330496_n.jpgI don’t remember this one much. The picture was taken at my parents’ farm at Montgomery Shore. And my hair appears red, which while I was blonde, my mom would have loved! I was probably 9. I quit dancing at 10 to study piano.

 

 

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Sheryn (Lashley) Sauvé or Sherri donated one of her dance costumes from 1970 created by seamstress Dayna Featherstone back in early sixties when Sherri studied tap dance under local dance teacher Lee Howard. Sherri danced with Judy Wing, daughter of Ronald Wing. Together they won several dance and talent contests and even tried out for the Ted Mack show. Sherri Iona — This will be donated to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

 

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

He Died Stepdancing in Franktown

Dueling Shoes and Fiddles and Step Dancing Contest July 15 1974

He was a Step Dancing Legend from Up da Line..

Gilles Roy-Step Dancer Extraordinare

Notes of Lanark County Dances and Fiddlers

The Fred Astaire of Carleton Place — John Stanzel

Christopher Gower — The Baryshnikov of Carleton Place

What Happened to John Liddle?

Glory Days of Carleton Place- Dear Miss Powell by Terry Kirkpatrick

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This week I posted about the Lashley family and Sherri Iona mentioned her Grandma LASHLEY’s sisters.

“Olive and Fern Powell lived together in their parents’ home on Sarah St, a white frame home. The girls never married. There was a story that a well known politician in Ottawa who Fern worked for as a secretary asked her to marry him. She turned him down, but he gave her the ring any way. Olive was the French teacher at the High School,  and she taught all her nieces and nephews, along with a grandniece (me) and nephews. Fern loved to travel the world and Aunt Ollie loved to shop. To this day I still want to visit Switzerland and see Lucerne and the Matterhorn because of her stories.”

 

terryaa—-Carleton Place’s own Terry Kirkpatrick left a comment and I have to add it for the sake of history, as after all, it is the people that make the history of the town. So Terry is our guest author today.

Olive Powell was my French teacher through Grades 9-13. She once told a story about a great saying of Frenchmen if they want to tell you you were “full of s**t” (my words not hers – I can’t imagine Olive ever uttering a profanity). She would say “tu parle comme un pantouffle” and the burst into laughter.
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Photo of Miss Powell from Sherri Iona-This is Olive’s pic in 1968 yearbook. Not sure what year she retired but she was there when I graduated gr 12 in fall 71.
So, in Grade 9 I’m recruited by Les Cadets Lasalle in Ottawa, a French-speaking Catholic drum and Bugle Corps. Everything happens in French. So I think I’m being entertaining one day and say to one of the French guys : “tu parles comme un pantouffle” and burst into laughter like Olive used to do….. – total silence and the guys are looking at me like I’m unable to tie my shoe laces. Yeah, forgot that Olive’s Parisian French doesn’t necessarily make it to the Outaouais.
What a great story about a former teacher. Sherri told me that her Aunt Ollie had dementia or Alzheimer’s when she died. But, Sherri said Olive always seemed to know her. Her sister Fern suffered during her final years from after effects of Shingles and chronic pain.
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Olive Powell remembers her favorite cookies at the store:  “They were pineapple cookies.  Made in the exact shape of a pineapple.  I thought they were delicious.”
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Ollie, Fern, Gladys and Robert (junior) were all siblings. Here is actual wedding picture of Sherri Iona’s (Lashley) grandparents – John Lashley and Gladys Powell. Sharri said the picture would be at the Powell residence on Sarah Street in Carleton Place.
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Photo courtesy of Sherri Iona

Glory Days in Carleton Place-Sherri Iona (Lashley)

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 shari—-Today’s guest author is Sherri Iona (Lashley) –Thanks Sherri!

 

If you look at the picture above one shows Robert and Elsie with my father Don LASHLEY and his sisters, Lois Ann (Craig), Joan (Turnbull) and Joyce (Dulmage, Nicholson). Another has the children with their parents John and Gladys (Powell) LASHLEY. John and Gladys, my grandparents brought their children up on the LASHLEY family farm near Watson’s Corners.

The original house burned October 20th, 1953 (date needs verification) and they moved to Smith’s Falls and ran a chick hatchery for a period and then bought the poultry farm on the 8th line of Ramsey near the school house. Grandpa had a heart attack there, so they sold it and moved to Carleton Place near Lake Ave east in the early 60s. Sadly, he died from heart disease in early 80s.

Grandma LASHLEY’s sisters, Olive and Fern Powell lived together in their parents’ home on Sarah St, a white frame home. The girls never married. There was a story that a well known politician in Ottawa who Fern worked for as a secretary asked her to marry him. She turned him down, but he gave her the ring any way. Olive was the French teacher at the High School,  and she taught all her nieces and nephews, along with a grandniece (me) and nephews. Fern loved to travel the world and Aunt Ollie loved to shop. To this day I still want to visit Switzerland and see Lucerne and the Matterhorn because of her stories.

There was also a fire at the farm on the 8th line and a barn containing sheep burned down. It was next door to the Livingstone family, who had horses. I actually rode bareback there once. When I was little the one room school house was still open and my school had a baseball game against them.