April 4th, 1901

Mrs. E. C. Banks.

As noticed in the Register of last week, Mrs. Banks died suddenly at her home on the night of March 27th. The cause of death was heart failure. She was born upwards of seventy-two years ago, at Nictaux. Her maiden name was Dodge. In 1854 she married E. C. Banks and not long afterwards went with him to Stewiacke to make their home. Here they remained twenty-two years when they came to this county and settled at Waterville. Mrs. Banks was the mother of five children, four of whom survive her.

During a great revival in 1853 under the labors of the late Rev. W. G. Parker, Mrs. Banks united with the Baptist church. Her life since then has borne abundant testimony to the genuineness of her conversion. She has shown the adornment of a meek and quiet spirit; a piety, unobtrusive, but deep. In her home she has ever dispensed a large hospitality, especially to ministers of the Gospel. Her home life has been in many respects ideal. Possessing good conversational powers and a cheerful disposition, she has always been able to make the home circle exceedingly pleasant to family and guests. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Her funeral on Saturday last was largely attended. Her pastor conducted the service and spoke briefly from Rev. 14:13. Rev’s A. Chipman and E. O. Read also spoke appropriate words. Evangelist Gale and Miss Hall were present and took part in the service. Miss Hall sang two selections with tenderness and power. The interment was at Berwick.


April 4th, 1901

Death of Miss Lizzie Hibbert.

On Friday morning Capt. W. Hibbert was shocked to receive a telegram conveying the sad intelligence that his daughter, Miss Lizzie, had passed away during the night. A letter had been received from her the previous evening, stating that she had secured leave of absence from her duties as a teacher in one of the Yarmouth schools and would be with her parents in a few days to remain for some months. The news of her death under these circumstances was especially startling. The manner of her death was particularly sad. On retiring on Thursday evening she told the lady with whom she boarded that she was suffering from an attack of indigestion. This was not unusual and no thought of anything serious was entertained. In the morning she was found dead in bed, having passed away alone during the night. Capt. and Mrs. Hibbert and Max left by Saturday morning’s train for Yarmouth.

Miss Hibbert was thirty-six years of age. She had been for many years a popular and very efficient teacher of one of the primary departments of the schools of Yarmouth, and was also a prominent worker in Methodist church circles. She was well known in Berwick, having usually spent her vacations with her parents since their removal to this town. Sincere sympathy is felt for Capt. Hibbert and family in their bereavement.

The funeral took place on Wednesday, having been postponed from Monday on account of an unusual appearance of the body, which seemed to imply the possibility that life was not extinct.


Back