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Manotick in Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Family Life / la vie familiale

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
1. Family Life / la vie familiale Marker
Inscription.

Since the late 1800s Dickinson Square has influenced the development of Manotick, the Ottawa region and beyond. It steadfastly remains one of the last industry-based village squares in Ontario. Over the past 150 years the Dickinson, Spratt, and Watson families owned and operated the Square ensuring its survival for future generations.

The Spratt Family
During the 1930s and 1940s, the Square was filled not only with the sounds of the Mill, but also the day-to-day activities of family life. Alexander Moore Spratt was a devoted husband, and the father of five sons and one daughter. We've put together this very special set of Spratt family pictures that will be sure [to] tug at your heart as you look back on a slice of history of Dickinson Square.

1 Young Dick Spratt on the lawn inside a crib.

2 Ken Spratt with his socks down after church.

3 Hubert Spratt and his big sister Helen, on their wagon.

4 Young Hubert Spratt and his older brother Dick, in toy wagons outside Dickinson House.

5 Hubert and Dick Spratt in their Sunday best outside Dickinson House.

7 Alexander Spratt and his family, on the front step of Dickinson House.

8 Helen and Hubert Spratt with the old bridge in background.

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Family Life / la vie familiale Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
2. Family Life / la vie familiale Marker
Dickinson House in background
Evelyn Spratt and her son, Hubert.

10 Alexander Spratt in his chair with his dog.

11 Two Spratt boys with their fishing rods, on the lawn of Dickinson House.

12 Boys in winter in front of the Mill - Back: Charles Spratt, Bob Gamble, Bill Spratt. Front: Ken Spratt.

13 Ann Patterson and Dick Spratt outside Dickinson House with Knox Presbyterian Church in the background.

14 Young Hubert Spratt on the weigh scale, in front of the Carriage Shed.

15 Helen Spratt and her cousin, in a sleigh pulled by their horse, Queen.

16 The Clapp and Spratt boys with friends, swimming at the bulkhead.
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Depuis la fin des années 1800, la Place Dickinson a marqué l'essor de Manotick, d'Ottawa et de la région. De fait, le village demeure l'un des derniers à caractère industriel en Ontario. Pendant les 150 dernières années, les familles Dickinson, Spratt et Watson en ont assuré la propriété et l'aménagement, assurant ainsi sa continuité pour les générations à venir.

Durant les années 1930 et 1940, les échos du moulin et de la vie quotidienne retentissaient sur la Place. Alexander Moore Spratt était un époux dévoué et père de cinq fils et d'une fille. Cette collection très spéciale de photos de la famille Spratt saura sûrement attirer votre attention sur une tranche d'histoire sur la Place Dickinson.

1 Le jeune Dick Spratt dans son berceau sur le parterre.

2 Ken Spratt aprés le service à l'église.

3 Hubert Spratt et sa soeur aînée, sur leur voiturette.

4 Le jeune Hubert Spratt et son frère aîné Dick, dans des voiturettes à l'extérieur de la maison Dickinson.

5 Hubert et Dick Spratt dans leur tenue du dimanche devant la maison Dickinson.

6 Helen Spratt et une amie sur le barrage en bois.

7 Alexander Spratt et sa famille, devant la maison Dickinson.

8 Helen Spratt et Hubert devant le vieux pont.

9 Evelyn Spratt et son fils, Hubert

10 Alexander Spratt et son chien.

11 Les deux garçons Spratt, munis de leurs lignes à pêche, sur le parterre de la maison Dickinson.

12 Les garçons devant le moulin en hiver - Arrière: Charles Spratt, Bob Gamble, Bill Spratt. Devant: Ken Spratt.

13 Ann Patterson et Dick Spratt à l'extérieur de la maison Dickinson, devant l'église Knox Presbyterian.

14 Le jeune Hubert Spratt sur la pesée, devant la remise à voitures.

15 Helen Spratt et sa cousine, dans un traîneau tiré par leur cheval, Queen.

16 Les garçons Clapp et Spratt, en compagnie d'amis, se baignant à la cloison.
 
Erected by Watson's Mill Manotick, Inc. and City of Ottawa.
 
Location. 45° 13.602′ N, 75° 41.006′ W. Marker is in Manotick, Ontario, in Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa. Marker is on Dickinson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1127 Mill Street, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dickinson House / Maison Dickinson (a few steps from this marker); Carriage Shed / Hangar à chariots (within shouting distance of this marker); The Long Island Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mill and Manotick / Le moulin et Manotick (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial Cenotaph (within shouting distance of this marker); Manotick Remembrance Park / Parc du Souvenir de Manotick (within shouting distance of this marker); Peacekeeping / Casques bleus (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Homefront / Front intérieur (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manotick.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Dickinson House: History of Ownership. (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Watson's Mill History. (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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