In my search for something else I came across a teacher dating her student in the 1930s. Schools in the big cities were better off than rural schools during the Great Depression, but they still had problems. Schools had less money, which meant fewer teachers, and teachers were paid less. New supplies and books could not be bought for students, and classes like PE, art, and music were taken out of schools. In most cases a student was barely a few years older than her students in a rural school like New Boston that had a poplulation of 736 in 1930.
There were rules for teachers and in the 1920s you were not supposed to marry or fraternise with your students. I assume they had lightened up, but here was Miss Ella Deweiller dating a high school senior, Charles Bauer, (name wrong in newspaper) who was younger than her.
She was fired of course and it took until 1936 to get her back pay back. In 1932 Ella married Charles Bauer on Christmas Day, and in the 1940 Census they were still together with two children. It looks like he went to first year college and then took a job as a salesclerk as a baby was probably on the way.
I love getting photos that folks have and try and tell their story. Thank you to all that do and please keep sending them in. We know now the rest of the story. Thanks Joyce Sibbitt for this photo–
I’m not a Cram…. but I came across this picture just the other day.. A picture of Ed Sibbitt (my grandfather)and Norm Cram
Norm was the brother of Albert Cram and born in either 1871. The name of Albert might sound familiar as he was once mayor of Carleton Place and they lived in my house Springside Hall ( Hi Diddle Day) on Lake Ave East. Norman worked with his brother in their woollen business they had on Campbell Street. In 1884 to make way for the building of a new flour mill the John F. Cram tannery and wool plant was removed to Campbell Street after fourteen years of operation on Mill Street. In 1886 the new tannery of John F. Cram and Donald Munroe was destroyed in a fire loss of over $10,000.
Albert E. Cram – 1867/1929
Mayor of Carleton Place – 1909 & 1910 – Wool Dealer – Manufacturer
An automobile accident in July of 1912 was responsible for the death of one of the best known phyelctana In the Ottawa Valley—Dr. Daniel Muirhead. of Carleton Place. He was out driving on the North Gower road in company with Mr. Norman Cram, of Carleton Place, and was proceeding at a fair speed, when one of the wheels, caught in a rut in the road throwing the steering gear out of order.
The machine swerved and overturned into the ditch crushing Dr. Muirhead under the weight. Fortunately for Mr. Cram he jumped from the car or undoubtedly he would have met with the same fate. Dr. Muirhead was terribly injured and expired within thirty minutes before medical aid arrived.
Mr. Cram, who is well-known woollen manufacturer with his brother Albert had been touring the Kemptville district during the day purchasing wool, and they were on their homeward journey when the fatality occurred. The scene of the accident is on a side road just west of John Geddes corner, where the road is in a very bad state. At one point they had to enlist the help of a farmer to move the automobile out of a hole.
The deceased friends were immediately acquainted with the sad news, and Coroner Dr. Danby of Richmond subsequently viewed the body. Dr. Muirhead was fifty years of age. and unmarried, but his brother Mr. W. J. Muirhead, a hardware merchant of Carleton Place, survives. Mr. Cram is a brother of ex-Mayor Albert Cram of Carleton Place.
Norman was a bit of a dandy and there were a few notations like this one below. This was on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen September 21, 1921:
Norman Cram, of Carleton Place, who is charged by P.C. George Finlay with driving an auto, while intoxicated, upon a public highway, was remanded until Monday, bail being allowed at $50 cash. ($718.46 in 2020)
Norman Cram died on the 18th of March 1930 in Ottawa.
Norman McLeod Cram, son of the late John F and Margaret Cram and brother of the late Albert Edward Cram of Carleton Place died Tuesday morning at an Ottawa hospital after only a short illness. Mr. Cram was born in Carleton Place in 1871 and his whole life was spent there. Upon the death of his father he entered the firm of J. F. Cram and son of which he was the head of at the time of his death. March 21, 1930 Almonte Gazette
Did you know Angeline Cram, daughter of Albert and niece of Norman Cram’s first name was Norma, named after her uncle Norman Cram?
It is quite possible Norman is in the middle here. Waiting at the Carleton Place Depot- Photo-Rod Anste.
Years ago Mayor Eldon Henderson received this photo (news clipping) from the Victoria Archives in British Columbia that had been in their files for many years. As it was a Carleton Place, Ontario photo the archives felt it should be in our local photo collection.
He was confused at first, but after finding out where the store had been located Mayor Henderson began a contest for the general public. The winning location answer received a free one year subscription to The Review. Do you know where it was in Carleton Place? It was on the corner of High and Bridge Street where Mr. Campbell once had his store. I have sat here examining the buildings to the side and amazed how this building transpired over the years today. Who would have known? How did the photo end up in British Columbia? Keep reading…
From Joyce Sibbitt--Some interesting history for sure. A few corrections. Ed Sibbitt was Charles Edgar (not Edward) I know my dad Louis Edgar Sibbitt was born in Winnipeg Manitoba Feb 1906. Some further info from my sister, Evelyn, on the reasons that picture may have ended up in the BC archives— I can only think that it had something to do with them being first in Minnesota, then in Winnipeg. I don’t think that they ever went further west, though Nanny (Eva Rose neé Davis Sibbitt) did have a brother, Frank who was stationed in Victoria, before he left to seek his fortune in the Canadian Yukon, then NWT gold rush, before dying in Vancouver (not sure of the date of his death off the top of my head). It is possible that the clippings were sent to him, and thence to the BC archives… Eva Davis Sibbitt was Charles Edgar Sibbitt’s wife.
And this is why the above photo from the Victoria Archives in British Columbia that had been in their files for many years ended up there. Charles Edgar Sibbitt moved West and that is where his memories ended up, and that is why the Victoria Archives in British Columbia had the photo.
Eva Davis Sibbitt was Charles Edgar Sibbitt’s wife. Here she is 16 years of age 1896- Photo Joyce Sibbitt
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 18 Feb 1976, Wed, Page 81
Mr. Stewart Drummond, 60 year-old area farmer and agricultural equipment specialist will spend the next two years in India establishing a 600-head dairy operation that is expected to provide food for thousands of Indian residents. He and M r. Lyle Miller, originally of P akenham , will supervise the use and maintenance of a variety of agricultural machinery on two, adjacent 1000 acre farms, one of which is owned by Mr. Dilawri of Dilawri Motors of S tittsville and the other by the Indian Government.
Co-funded by the Canadian and Indian Governments, the project is under sponsorship of the Canadian Hunger Foundation. Mr. Drummond has had a life-long interest in and aptitude for agricultural machinery. He has sold and serviced many lines of farm machinery and was working with farm machinery for Difawri’s in Stittsville when Mr. Dilawri approached him last summer about the India project. Mr. Dilawri, who is a native of India, had questioned the sending of powdered milk to India, when he knew India had more fertile land than the United States, and with irrigation could support their own farms and dairy herds.
Mr. Dilawri is arranging the negotiations between the Indian and Canadian governments. Mr. Drummond and Mr. Miller will be in charge of the assembly and operation of four tractors.
trailer loads of new farm^equipment, plows, discs, tractors, and harvesters, sent for the project as well has two milking parlours. They will also be involved with the installation of irrigation system s. Three hundred of the 600 Holstein cows to be sent to India have arrived.
Most of these animals have been raised on Canadian farms. Mr. Drummond, before leaving, travelled to the United States where he studied a particular line of machinery at the factory where it was manufactured. Now in India, Mr. Drummond will be involved with the project for at least two years, with expected intermittent trips to Canada during this time.
The project, which has been in the planning stages for some time, may go on for several years. Mr. Drummond, who flew to India with brief stop-overs in Amsterdam and at the Persian Gulf, is now waiting for the arrival of the unassembled equipment which left Canada by boat and is now temporarily docked at Bombay.
From there it will be shipped overland by truck to the project site which is in the foothills of the Himalayas; in Punjab province, for assembly. Once the machinery is opera ting, Mr. Drummond will begin to train natives of India in its servicing and operation with the ultimate hope that the farms will provide both employment and a source of fresh milk to Indian residents.
February 26, 1976 Almonte Gazette
Kyla Baron added
I am a granddaughter of Stewart Drummond. My mother is Mildred (Millie), his eldest daughter. I was speaking to her yesterday about his trip to India and she said that it was not a scam and that he was there for many months – almost missing her wedding in Sept. ’76.
In fact, he wrote her a letter to tell her that he wouldn’t be home for the wedding at all. The Dilawri family of Ottawa had a farm machinery dealership at the time and they hired Grandpa to put the machinery back together when it arrived at the Indian farm because it had to be put on a ship all in pieces due to logistics.
There were insurmountable issues with the project though – the machinery sat in pieces at the Indian port for a long time because the infrastructure it had to travel on to get to the remote farm was horrible. Grandpa worked very hard for a long time to figure out how to get it to the farm but in the end, I believe that was what killed the project.
The Dilawri family paid for Grandpa to stay in a very nice house/hotel while he was there but he clearly missed Grandma’s cooking because he lost 20 lbs while he was in India! Anyway, just wanted to clarify the story.
Thanks Kyla for this added information.. I appreciate it