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Remembering People of Carleton Place —Clara Morris

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Remembering People of Carleton Place —Clara Morris
Thanks to Tom Edwards
Clara Morris and Grandpa Tom Ferguson

Thanks to Tom Edwards

Downtown Carleton Place
June 19, 2019  · 




This is Erwin “Tex” Morris.
Born and raised Carleton Place, Tex moved to Ottawa in his early 20s, and that’s where he got his nickname.
He says everyone he met in the city loved his Ottawa Valley accent, remarking on his use of the word “lad” and pronunciation of “bank” and “bag”.
They said he spoke like a cowboy from Texas, so, from then on he was Tex.
Carleton Place is Tex’s hometown.
You never know who you will meet, or the stories you’ll hear in our wonderful town.😊
Thank you, Tex.
Jason Porteous
June 19, 2019  · 




Heres a couple of old pictures of Erwin from some old pictures of my grandmothers. His mother was my grandma’s aunt (aunt Clara). Hope he gets a chance to see them.

The Mayhew Sisters Business Women of Carleton Place — Schwerdtfeger Genealogy

The Back Room and the Rag Doll– Women of Carleton Place 1970s

Women Who Made a Difference in Carleton Place — Mrs. Lim of the New York Cafe

Lanark County Women –Deborah B KERFOOT

A Town Founded by Women and Gossip

Madison ‘Maddy’ Richardson – Strong Women of Carleton Place

My Summer Job at the Almonte Flour Mill — Tom Edwards

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My Summer Job at the Almonte Flour Mill — Tom Edwards

 

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I will never forget my summer job at the Almonte Flour Mill. I believe it was the summer of 78. I had the coolest summer job, was playing football in school, had the whole world by the ass, and now a summer job at the flour Mill. I had it made, and on top of that, I was going to make $5.67 an hour. Life was great. Showed up for work on the Monday morning, LOL wearing a tank top. Met most of the lads and they all seemed pretty decent. They were all laughing and joking with me. Not sure if it was because it was me, or what I was in for.

I knew John Hickey, but not well. He always seemed like a decent guy, whenever I saw him. Didn’t know much about him. He said to me” You ready for this?”. I said sure am, actually I was ready for anything. He said we have to load 2 boxcars this morning. I said ok and off we went. He and I got into the boxcar, and we got started. We alternated bags. All the bags were 140 pound burlap bags. We were going to fill the boxcar before break at 10. After the first few bags, it was quite warm, and it was very physical. You went to your end of the boxcar and put the bag down. Carrying these on your shoulder, LOL, no place for a young lad wearing a tank top. It wasn’t long before it had taken most of the skin off my shoulder.

I was struggling with these bags after awhile. I watched John to get some tips and he was having near as much trouble as I was. These were 10 across and 11 high. I watched John and he would take them off his shoulder and bang them off his leg and presto, LOL 11 high. I said to him I don’t think I can do that. He laughed and told me I would have to build steps. I handled 375 bags. Then break. Had a soft drink 15 minute break and we finished the second on by lunch time.

750 bags in a boxcar –375 each. This was the morning. LOL I was toast and still had the afternoon to go. There were plenty of wheat cars to do. There were lots of deliveries to do. There were always people pulling in to pick up bags of bran. It was a crazy busy place the whole summer. Not much more detail than that about the job, but being a young lad, who is simply just interested in meeting people and fairly social LOL, I wanted to give you as many names as I can of the fellows I worked with:

Ken MacDonald worked there. John Hickey, Carmen Dennie, Franny Klaus, Robby Chilton was the other summer guy who was there the summer I was there, Jimmy Sadler, Earl Barr, Rick Gladman, Donnie Desrosiers, Ray Ladouceur, Donnie Ladouceur, Bill Harris, Jimmy Fode, Keith Camelon, Stan Hall, Mike Solojew, Tom More, George Dennie, Johnny Bolton, Fred Somerton, Shirley Drynan. When I was there, Thurstons used to deliver flour to the mill. Peter Stevens and Ken Forrest were the usual drivers. Anyway, I think I have everyone. These were some of the greatest friendships I ever formed over the years. These are all great guys and fantastic people that I am still very honoured to be able to call them my friends.

 

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

Carleton Place Photos 1920s

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Carleton Place Photos 1920s

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In front of the Queen’s Hotel with the King’s Cafe- Photo- Tom Edwards July 12 1920

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Findlay House on High Street  Photo- Tom Edwards 1920s

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Photo Linda Seccaspina Findlay House 1982

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New CPR station-– Photo- Tom Edwards 1920s

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Town Hall- Photo- Tom Edwards 1920s

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In front of the Queen’s Hotel with the King’s Cafe- Photo- Tom Edwards 1920s

 

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Findlay Foundry on High Street –Photo- Tom Edwards 1920s

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    3. Page 9Come 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.Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)relatedreading

      The Peden Family- Genealogy– Peden Saunders Sadler

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That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

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That Good Ole Hockey Game in Carleton Place

 

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This was when Dad went the gang from Findlays to play hockey in Montreal.-Tom Edwards

 

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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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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He Shoots He Scores — Carleton Place Hockey

The Roar of the Referees and the Smell of the Hockey Bag in Carleton Place

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

Edwards Genealogy– Family Photo Album

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Edwards Genealogy– Family Photo Album

Tom Edwards has helped me immense with great photos etc.. Thanks to him again we have some great family photos.

 

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My dad, John Edwards and his mom, Edith Edwards (Erskine) 1954 sitting on the front steps of their home in Appleton.

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My dad John Edwards on the bridge in Appleton. The brick building in the background is the old general store.

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My mom’s Uncle Jim Cavers.  So it turns out Jim Cavers was married to Ann Cavers, who was previously Ann O’Connor. She was my grandfather, Carney O’Connors sister. That’s how she was my moms aunt. Jim Cavers died in 1957.

 

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Looks like supper with Grandma Edwards. Mom, Dad, Ruth Craig, Eldon Craig, maybe Josie Symington at the end of the table, next one I don’t know, then Uncle Johnny and Essie Erskine.

 

 

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L to R Grandma Edwards, John Edwards, Ilene Edwards, Carney O’Connor, Muriel O’Connor (Ferguson) and Great Grandma Eva Ferguson (Stewart).

 

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Tom Edwards- Mom and Dad

 

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Tom Edwards Ilene Edwards, Sue Edwards Jim Edwards at mom’s 65th Birthday.

 

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Picture is Carney O’Connor with his 1938 Plymouth.

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This is a picture of my Uncle Stewart Ferguson and Aunt Hilda Ferguson. On the back of the pic it says”Hope you like this snap. Stew looks like he’s afraid of the camera. Love from Hilda and Stewart. Aunt Hilda says my oldest brother is taking the photo.

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Closest My Aunt Marie Dennie, middle my grandmother Muriel O’Connor and farthest is mom, Ilene Edwards

 

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My moms Aunt Clara Morris and Grandpa Tom Ferguson

 

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, weddingMy Aunt Marie Dennie and mom on Marie’s wedding day

 

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Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing and weddingR to L My Dad John Edwards, Kim Edwards, my Uncle Ray Edwards, My Aunt Patricia Edwards and the other bridesmaid is Brenda Craig Shewchuk-Her mom Ruth was my dads sister.

 

Image may contain: 2 people, indoorMy great aunt and uncle Johnny and Essie Erskine.

 

Image may contain: 10 people, people smiling, people standingThe ladies from the Royal Bank a few years back. For those still with us, we wish you all a Merry Christmas. For those that aren’t, trust me, we have you with us always. We love you and forever miss you.

 

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and indoorThis was when Dad went the gang from Findlays to play hockey in Montreal.

 

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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More on Stewart Ferguson by Tom Edwards

Uncle Johnnie Erskine and Stewart Ferguson by Tom Edwards

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Tom Edwards Social Community History–Photos

Tom Edwards– Social Community History– Local Business Ephemera

Glory Days in Carleton Place- Tom Edwards– Horrick’s and Air Raid Sirens

Coffee Talk– Coolidge’s Penny Candy and Rochester Street– For Tom Edwards

Stew Ferguson and Maggie Porteous/Ford–Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards– Social Community History—- Newspaper Clippings

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Tom Edwards– Social Community History—- Newspaper Clippings

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No automatic alt text available.Here is my promotion from Mrs Grantner’s Kindergarten class. The date of the Canadian is Thursday July 7th, 1966 and the cost of the paper is 7 cents. If you were wealthy lol, you could purchase the yearly subscription for $3.00 per year in Canada. LOL–Photo-Tom Edwards

 

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Read more here about the Lowe Family.. Click here.–Photo-Tom Edwards

 

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These were ribbons my Great Uncle Stu won over the years at different fairs with his horses. This picture was taken in 1974, and I think it was in the back porch on Thomas Street. Read more here.

 

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People are very proud of their local history, but don’t always express how much they value a place until it’s threatened. Because it adds character and distinctiveness to an area, heritage is a fundamental in creating a ‘sense of place’ for a community.

Tom Edwards has taken the time to dig out old photos and ephemera and now we have it documented for life. If you have old photos or thoughts please send them to me at sav_77@yahoo.com so we can have them for all to see at the touch of the fingertip.

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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More on Stewart Ferguson by Tom Edwards

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More on Stewart Ferguson by Tom Edwards

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These were ribbons my Great Uncle Stu won over the years at different fairs with his horses. This picture was taken in 1974, and I think it was in the back porch on Thomas Street.

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Uncle Johnnie Erskine and Stewart Ferguson by Tom Edwards

The Oldest IGA Employee & Other Almonte Memories

Party Ideas from Clayton 1906

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Party Ideas from Clayton 1906

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February 6 1902 Clayton, Ontario– Photo- Courtesy Tom Edwards

Author’s Note- I wanted to call this the neck tie party but I couldn’t- If you Google neck tie party– you will see that is what they used to call a lynching party. Since none of that went on in Clayton and I have many US readers I thought it best be not to upset anyone.

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February 6 1902 Clayton, Ontario– Photo- Courtesy Tom Edwards

 

 

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Photo from Tom Edwards–I’m not sure but I think this is the Clayton Store when my great uncle Johnny Erskine and Aunt Essie owned it. Clayton Historian Rose Mary Sarsfield has verified it

Rose Mary Sarsfield—- who is working on a book about Clayton and runs Clayton Ontario History on Facebook “I know about this! This is wonderful! I did an interview with Morris Turner from Union Hall back in the early 80s and he rhymed this off to me! I was just listening to the interview a couple of weeks ago.”

 

 

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Again we are looking for help with identification on this group of ladies outside Guthrie United Church in Clayton. They are Mrs. Cochrane, Mrs. Penman, Mrs. Wm. Dunlop, Mrs. John McIntosh, ?, ?, Mrs. Bob Paul, Mrs. Charlie McNeil, Mrs. Rintoul. Thanks to Allan Bellamy and Stuart McIntosh for the photo.– Photo–Clayton Ontario History

 

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Eleanor this looks like dads handwriting. Would that be Ray and Fred on the wheel?

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The last week of each month my mother used to hold the neighbourhood Canasta party at the bottom of Albert Street in Cowansville, Quebec. Her friends would come en masse to our home carrying their sweet pot-luck treats in their Tupperware dressed to the nines. One Tuesday when I came home from school I stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted my mother and her canasta club having a Joan Crawford makeover day.

Sitting like glamour queens, I am sure each one of them thought they all looked like MGM starlets. There they were munching on these pineapple squares with bright red lips, short bangs and evil eyebrows. It was the scariest thing you ever saw, and I swear I didn’t sleep for days after that gut wrenching experience. Because of this childhood memory these squares will be part of who I am until I die. Read more here..

Albert Street Canasta Club Chilled Pineapple Dessert

 

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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Tom Edwards– Social Community History– Local Business Ephemera

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This was an award my grandfather won for making cheese.–Tom Edwards-So I found this trophy that my grandfather, Thomas Alexander Edwards won for his cheese making in 1928. I shined and took the tarnish off of it and I dare say it looks pretty good. 1928 is the year my dad was born, so I am guessing this is when he made cheese in Middleville, because they were living in Clayton at that time. The first place my dad lived was in Afflecks house, beside the dam in Clayton.

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Findlay Foundry Manual telling you how to cook flameless. LOL Even has some recipes

 

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So this is December 1975 and It’s the staff at the Royal Bank. There will be lots of people here that everyone on here knows. There are no names listed but I will try this. Front row left Ellen Neron (Ralphs Mom) Barb Hedderson, not sure of this one, might be Evelyn James, Janet McLaughlin, and Phyllis Donnelly. Back row left is dont know the first one, Ed Mannion, Teresa Edwards, the next 2 I don‘t know, the next one might be Marina Napier, Bob Mossing,then Audrey Kolar, mom Ilene Edwards, then Rick Jackson mom shirley Jackson. When you think of it, it’s quite a history in a small town. All of these ladies have been in my family’s life since I can remember. I may have a name or 2 wrong.

This is to announce the Grand Opening of the new branch, December 10, 1975 and the public was invited to come and meet Mary. Those of you will remember the TV commercials, that had Mary from the Royal Bank. LOL–Tom Edwards—

 

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Businesses listed in book as follows:
1) Stewart Comba
2 Dacks Jewellers
3 Knowlton Grocery
4 Code Motors
5 Williams Prescription Pharmacy
6 A I Doucett Insurance
7 Kens Discount Shoe Store
8 Barker Funeral Home
9 Remembrance Gift Shop
10 Carleton IGA Foodliner Ken Anderson Proprietor
11 Howard Johnsons
12 Grahams Shoes
13 Blacks Texaco
14 Mississippi Travel Service
15 Hastie Bros.
16 Morrell Office Services
17 Bob Flint Radio and TV
18 Howard McNeely Barber and Auctioneer
19 Howard Little Barber
20 Ken Youngs Variety
21 Bennetts Butcher Shop

Book was done in 1972

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People are very proud of their local history, but don’t always express how much they value a place until it’s threatened. Because it adds character and distinctiveness to an area, heritage is a fundamental in creating a ‘sense of place’ for a community.

Tom Edwards has taken the time to dig out old photos and ephemera and now we have it documented for life. If you have old photos or thoughts please send them to me at sav_77@yahoo.com so we can have them for all to see at the touch of the fingertip.

 

 

 

 

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

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Comments Comments Comments–Documenting History

 

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Tom Edwards
December 28, 2017  · 




Another dandy with the women from the Royal Bank.

O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place- Where Art Thou?

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O Brothers Kane in Carleton Place-  Where Art Thou?
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Hi Linda

It would also be pretty neat if you have any pics or info on the rink we all played on years ago. They were the Brothers Kane, and a lot of us played minor hockey on the outdoor rink up there on High Street.

 

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It would have been in behind Stonebridge Manor to the right. That’s likely 45-50 years ago, before we all walked to raise money for the arena that we have now. I have an old newspaper clipping that says I played for Armours, and I think Parkman and Taylor was another sponsor.

Tom Edwards

So what say you? Please leave comments so we can document this.

 

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.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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The Carleton Place House That Disappeared

Where Was One of the Open Air Rinks in Carleton Place?

 

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