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My Family – Larry Clark — Hilda Strike — Olympic Medallist

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My Family – Larry Clark — Hilda Strike — Olympic Medallist

Linda,

I saw a reference to a Gary Strike in one of your posts and recalled that Beth’s family were neighbours of Hilda Strike in 1946/47 when they moved into a new “wartime” house in Montreal. At the time, so new that they had no water or hydro for several days-they were the 1st to occupy the house. I don’t know of any relationship with Gary Strike but I thought you might be interested in Hilda’s career. Following is a short history-typed by someone in the family (Beth’s)-the info may have come from Hilda. I googled her and came up with a couple of other versions. Beth remembers her very well but unfortunately we lost contact in the 60s sometime after we last visited them in the Ottawa area. 

Larry Clark

AC-Athletic Club

Hilda H. Strike (later Sisson)-She was a Canadian track athlete and Olympic medalist. She was born in Montreal and died in Ottawa. Competing in the 1932 Summer Olympics, she won a silver medal in the 4×100 metre relay and a silver medal in the 100 metre losing to Stanisawa Walasiewicz. In 1972, she was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. When Walasiewicz was shot to death in 1980 during a store robbery, it was discovered that Walasiewicz was a hermaphrodite. Many subsequently argued that the gold medal should be given to Strike. At the 1934 Empire Games she won the silver medal in the 100 yards event. She also was a member of the Canadian relay team which won the silver medal in the 110-220-110 yards relay competition. She died in 1989.

Photo- Larry Clark
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Larry Clark

Hilda Strike, (born at Montréal, 1 Sep 1910; died at Ottawa, 9 Mar 1989). Hilda Strike was an athlete in the 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS in TRACK AND FIELD.

In 1964, she was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, and eight years later into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Hilda Strike’s achievements resurfaced in the early 1980s at the death of her major rival Stella Walsh. Since Walsh died following a burglary in Cleveland, Ohio, an autopsy was performed, and the American proved to be a hermaphrodite, with both masculine and feminine characteristics.

A few years later, in 1984, Hilda Strike claimed the medal won by Walsh in the 1932 Olympic Games, but unfortunately, since sex verification tests were not carried until the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, her request went unheeded.

Hilda Strike, the fastest woman in the world in 1932, died on 9 Mar 1989 in Ottawa.

Montreal-born Strike made history at the 1932 Olympic Games when she lost a gold medal to a hermaphrodite.

It looked like Strike had the 100-metre final within her grasp until Poland’s Stella Walsh made a late surge and edged Strike at the finish line. Although the judges clocked both runners at 11.9 seconds, they decided to award Walsh the gold.

Nearly 50 years later, on Dec. 4, 1980, Walsh, who had lived most of her life in the U.S. even though she competed for her native Poland, was shot and killed during an armed robbery at a Cleveland store. She had gone to the store to buy ribbons for a visiting Polish women’s basketball team. She was 69.

An autopsy revealed that Walsh, born Stanis{lstrok}awa Walasiewicz, was a hermaphrodite, having both female and male sexual organs, including a small penis. While gender tests weren’t instituted at the Olympics until 1968, Walsh, who had set more than 18 world records in sprinting and jumping events, probably would have been disqualified from competing as a woman had officials known of her status during the 1930s, says Olympics historian David Wallechinsky. “There really weren’t any rules dealing with that at the time. It was not something they anticipated in 1932.”

Canada’s Hilda Strike (centre) celebrates her silver medal win in the women’s 100m event at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. (CP Photo/COA)

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Women of the Red Cross — Mary Slade –Larry Clark

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Women of the Red Cross — Mary Slade –Larry Clark
Linda–I saw a post of yours that had a little girl talking on the telephone and thought you might be interested in the one below. Mary Slade is my wife Beth’s aunt (deceased). I have no other info about the photo except that she looks to be in her late teens, early twenties-I just guessed at the year on the photo.  I started with the thought of just sending this photo but then realized that there was more to this story. She joined the Red Cross in 1942 and in 1944 served overseas for 9 months in London. Rest of story below! Former Carleton Place resident –Larry Clark
Mary had a long time relationship with Giles but they did not marry.  In the late 40s Mary met and in 1950, married Frank Smith and they settled in Hartford CN. 




The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
02 Aug 1963, Fri  •  Page 26
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 Apr 1950, Fri  •  Page 19
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Apr 1947, Sat  •  Page 4
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Jul 1957, Fri  •  Page 21

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Larry Clark — Upper Bridge Street in Carleton Place

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Larry Clark — Upper Bridge Street in Carleton Place

photo Larry Clark.. see the little yellow house- the Abner Nichols house-Dim All The Lights — Dim All The Lights — The Troubled Times of the Abner Nichols Home on Bridge Street

Linda SeccaspinaLarry--I knew where this location was immediately.. this house belonged to abner nichols and we call it the little yellow house. Its endangered of being torn down as it has been kept vacant for 10 years over a fight about something. I am constantly talking about it and going to send it to Jennifer at the museum– Did you live in that home?

Larry ClarkLinda–The house you are referring to is next to the one occupied by the Brazer’s (brick house) and is more or less in the background. Beth doesn’t remember very much about the house except that her grandparents lived there and Helen (Beth’s mother) was staying with them while her husband was away serving with the military. He and Linton must have been on leave when these photos were taken and is perhaps the first time that Helen had met her brother since the adoption 21 years previous.

Linda Thought this might be of interest due to the location, your recent story and this story is by no means complete. My wife Beth’s family 1940 in front of their rental property (Brazier’s) on Bridge St.  It seems to be located half way between Herriot and Charlotte streets. I believe this was the occasion of the first meeting between Helen, and Linton Johnson (siblings) as they had both been put up for adoption in 1919.

Helen was adopted by Braziers (lived at one time, corner of Landsdowne and Arthur, ca.1950) and Linton, by the Johnsons (farm between the Naismith’s house and Cedar Hill rd, north side.) The circumstances of their re-uniting is for the most part lost. Linton was in the Engineers and served in Europe? and Caple (family name but was known as “Bill” to everyone else) first joined the tank corps and then transferred to airborne. He was involved in “Operation Varsity” into Germany in Mar 45, whereupon they battled their way to Lismar on the Baltic Coast. They were not allowed to go further and waited there to meet up with Russian troops in May.another photo which I didn’t send due to quality but there is some background.

Photo Larry Clark
Do you know where this white frame church was? Photo Larry Clark FIND out below..:)

It was not the original Baptist church in the early 1900s

Miss Gillies in front of the Gillies home on Bridge Street with the Baptist Church on the right- Photo- Public Archives read– Who Really Built the Baptist Church in Carleton Place?

Stephen GilesWas this the Free Methodist church that was destroyed by fire?

Lila Leach-JamesStephen Giles yes it was the Free Methodist Church and also another one was on way to Innisville beside the Anglican Church which is now a converted home…Even though I was Anglican, I did go to Sunday School there with my best childhood friend ! One of the men of the congregation would come out to country and pick us up and bring us home! Her and I use to trade rabbits so the poor guy would often find a rabbit in the car! 😂….I’m sure at times he felt like a livestock dealer!

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Apr 1898, Wed  •  Page 2

I think Joann Voyce does too

I’m talking about the little white frame church on the corner of Herriott and Bridge St which was torn down many years ago.It sounds like that is the one you are referring to as well-– Joann Voyce

Joan StoddartIt looks like the Free Methodist on the south side of Herriot It is the brick beside it that I cannot picture I think Dixon’s house was brick that was burnt but it seems to be on the wrong side.

Joan this is not the first time that a photo has come out wrong side up so I think you are all right.

Wesleyan Methodist— Did you know?

Methodism was introduced into this area in the 1820s by missionaries from the United States. The Canadian branch separated from the American Church in 1824, forming the Canadian Methodist Conference, then united in 1833 with the Wesleyan Methodist Conference.

The Carleton Place Methodist congregation was organized by the Rev. Mr. John Black (great grandfather of the first organist for Zion-Memorial) in 1829, and in 1831, built the first church in the village of Carleton Place (Morphy’s Falls). It was a frame structure, large enough to seat 250 persons, situated on Bridge St. on the site of the present Baptist Church. The wooden church was moved, and a new brick building was built (the present Baptist Church). Read– Facts You Might Not Know About Carleton Place for our 150th Birthday – Part 3

Larry Clark– It’s hard to determine. I tend to agree with whomever said the church was on rh corner of Bridge and Herriot, south-west  corner would be my guess. There was a frame building behind Linton and the corner of Herriot is in the background. Can’t say that it is the same building with the church-like windows?? To me the door behind Linton’s head is a little unusual for a home??

Here is something else you did not know about Bridge Street…The Heathen School in Carleton Place — Salem’s Lot?

The Remains of the Bethel Methodist Church

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Memories of a Photo — The Forgotten Canadian Forestry Corps, Booze and a Mud Quagmire

Update to the Charles Lindbergh Story — Larry Clark

 Tales You Did Not Know About—Charles Lindbergh Landed in Carleton Place

Memories of Neighbourhood Kids — Larry Clark

Larry Clark Memories : Billings Bridge, Willow Trees and the Orange Lodge

Skating on Fraser’s Pond and Hobo Haven — Larry Clark

Glory Days in Carleton Place– Larry Clark

Larry Clark — Your Veribest Agent

A Personal Story — Caught in the Ice– Rocky Point- Larry Clark

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Yesterday at 10:09 AM  · 

It’s Photo Friday!
Larry Clark sent us this cute photo of little Beth Brazier, taken about 1940. We were able to pinpoint the location for him. It was taken on Herriott Street, between Thomas and Bridge Streets, looking east. The barn is long gone.