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Contributed by Pat Cooper
  1. Amos Armstrong - death
  2. Amelia Armstrong (Mrs. John/nee McMulkin) - death
  3. Charles Armstrong - death
  4. Eliza A. Armstrong (Mrs. George) - death
  5. Ethel B. Armstrong (Mrs. Amos / nee Hawkshaw) - death
  6. Eveline Armstrong (d/o John and Jane) - death
  7. James William Armstrong - death
  8. Zerelda Armstrong (d/o George) - death
  9. Ida F. Dunn (Mrs. Edward C. / nee Armstrong) - death
  10. Jane Eliza Hawkshaw (Mrs. James) - death
  11. Rebecca Hawkshaw (Mrs. Robert/nee McCorkle) death
  12. Elizabeth (Bessie) McMulkin (d/o Edward and Eliza) - death
  13. Jennie Mawhinney (Mrs. Henry/nee Armstrong) - death
  14. William McMulkin - death

01 - Amos Armstrong / Gagetown 1963.
    Funeral services for Amos Malcolm Armstrong were held at the family residence with Rev. B. J. Buckland, rector of St. John's Anglican Church, officiating.
    Mr. Armstrong was born at Summerhill, now part of Camp Gagetown, in 1880, a son of the late John and Jane (Donald) Armstrong. He was engaged in farming there during his lifetime, until he moved to Gagetown following the establishment of the military camp.
    On June 23, he and Mrs. Armstrong, the former Ethel Hawkshaw, observed their 54th wedding anniversary.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Foster Cooper and Miss Audrey Armstrong, Gagetown, and one son, Murray of Gagetown; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Dunn, Newtown, Kings County; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Favorite hymns were sung by members of the choir, with Mrs. Harry W. McAllister as organist.
    The pallbearers were Frank Armstrong, Harry Armstrong, Donald Armstrong, Austin Armstrong, Oliver Dunn and John Dunn.
    The committal service and interment were in St. John's Cemetery.

02 - Mrs. Amelia Armstrong / Jemseg - 1957
    After a long period of failing health, Mrs. Amelia Armstrong passed away in her 90th year at her home is Jemseg. She was the widow of John Armstrong and a daughter of the late Edward and Eliza McMulkin of Gagetown. The greater part of her life was spent at Lawfield, now part of Camp Gagetown. She and her family moved to Jemseg about four years ago, when they army camp was established.
    She is survived by four sons, Edward Armstrong, in Ontario, Harry, Leslie and Willard, all of Jemseg; and one daughter, Miss Greta Armstrong, at home.
    Prayers at the home, [by Lic.] Harry A. Branscombe, of the Jemseg Baptist Church, were followed by service in Grace United Church, Gagetown, conducted by the minister, Rev. Ronald Smith, Oromocto, and Mr. Branscombe. Favorite hymns were sung by the choir, with Mrs. E. J. MacLean as organist, and as address was given by Mr. Smith. Many lovely floral tributes expressed the regard in which Mrs. Armstrong was held. During the Second World War, she was most helpful in Red Cross work.
    Pallbearers were John Clowes, Allan B. Dingee, James W. Hamilton, Frank E. McAllister, E. Percy Babbit and H. W. S. Allingham. Interment was in the United Church Cemetery, Gagetown.

03 - Charles Armstrong / Summer Hill, Queens Co., May 31
    Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Charles Armstrong, which occurred at his home here yesterday morning, aged forty-six years. For the last thirteen months Mr. Armstrong had suffered much from cancerous trouble, having undergone two severe surgical operations which gave only temporary relief. Only a few weeks ago, he returned from Boston, whither he had gone for further treatment.
    Mr. Armstrong is survived by his wife and two young sons, Donald, aged eight years, and Rogers, aged two years; also four brothers, George, of Armstrong Corner, Oliver, of Flaxcombe, (Sask.) J. W. and Amos of Summer Hill; and three sisters, Mrs. Harry MacWhinney and Miss Eva, of Boston, and Mrs. Alwood Dunn, of Peterville Church. The sympathy of the community goes out to the widow and young children in their sad bereavement. The funeral was held this afternoon.

04 - Mrs. Eliza A. Armstrong
Death Follows Lengthy Illness
    Mrs. Eliza A. Armstrong, died early Saturday morning at her home in Welsford, Queens County. She had been in failing health for the last four years. A daughter of the late John and Jane Corbett of Summer Hill, Queens County, she was the widow of George Armstrong.
    Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Roy Cooper, Brookline, Mass.,: Mrs. Stewart Pollock, Cochituate, Mass.,: Mrs. George Metz, Dorchester, Mass.,: and Mrs. John Guild, Saint John. A son Austin is at home and there are two sisters, Mrs. Lorne Hamilton, Barker's Point, and Mrs. Emily Van Wart, Vancouver, B. C. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
    The funeral will be held today from the Anglican Church at Headline with service at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Headline Cemetery.

05 - Mrs. Amos Armstrong / Gagetown -1972
    Funeral service for Mrs. Ethel B. Armstrong, widow of Amos Armstrong was held from her home to St. John's Anglican Church, Gagetown, with the Rev. Royden Ferris officiating.
    Mrs. Armstrong was born at Summer Hill in 1883, the daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca (McCorkle) Hawkshaw. She is survived by one son, Murray at home, two daughters, Mrs. Foster Cooper, and Audrey at home.
    The pallbearers were Austin Armstrong, Sussex, Donald Armstrong, Apohaqui, Willard and Harry Armstrong, Jemseg, Eldon Dale, Queenstown, and Borden Armstrong, Gagetown. Interment took place in the family lot in St. John's Cemetery, Gagetown.

06 - Miss Eveline Armstrong / Gagetown 1961
    Funeral services for Miss Eveline Armstrong, who died at a nursing home in Brookline, Mass, were held from the Episcopal Church in Brookline. She was in her 86th year. Burial was in Brookline.
    Miss Armstrong was born in Summer Hill, now part of Camp Gagetown, a daughter of the late John and Jane (Donald) Armstrong. She went to Boston as a young woman and for many years was employed in various offices there.
    Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Dunn, Sussex; one brother, Amos Armstrong, Gagetown; and several nieces and nephews in the United States and various parts of New Brunswick.

07 - J. W. Armstrong Dies in Hospital
Well Known Queens County Farmer Had Been Ill Some Time
    James William Armstrong, a well-known farmer of Summerhill, Queens County, N.B. passed away in the Saint John General Hospital yesterday morning after a period of failing health. He had many friends who will regret to learn of his death.
    Born in Summerhill, he was a son of the late John and Margaret Armstrong and had resided there all his life. He was a member of the St. Augustrine's Anglican Church at Summerhill and also of the Loyal Orange Lodge, No.4.
    Surviving are two sons, Francis S. Armstrong, Newcastle Creek, N.B., and W. Borden Armstrong of Summerhill; four daughters, Mrs. Harold Kitchen, Prince William, York County, Mrs. Ernest Boyd, Gagetown, Miss Lyda E. Armstrong R. N., Ottawa, and Miss Beulah M. Armstrong of this city; two brothers, Oliver F. Of Flaxcombe, Sask., and Amos M. Of Summerhill; and two sisters, Miss M. Evaline, Brookline, Mass., and Mrs. Alwood Dunn of Welsford.
    The funeral will be held from St. Augustine's Anglican Church at Summerhill on Tuesday with service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be made in the church cemetery there.

08 - Zerelda S. Armstrong
    The many friends of Miss Zerelda Armstrong regret to learn of her sudden death, which occurred in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, on Feb. 20. Miss Armstrong was 25 years of age and the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Armstrong, of Welsford. Besides her parents she is survived by five sisters and one brother. Mrs. R. L. Cooper, Welsford; Mrs. J. H. Guild, St. John; Misses Thelma and Kathleen, Brookline, Mass., and Austin and Helen, at home, to mourn their loss.
    The funeral, which was largely attended, took place Sunday afternoon from her father's residence to St. Peter's church, Headline, where interment was made. Service was conducted by the Rev. J. R. Belyea, assisted by the Rev. R. Rowlands. The pall-bearers were Thomas Woods, Foster Cooper, Raymond Woods and Sheldon Kerr. There were many beautiful floral tributes from her friends.

09 - Mrs. Ida F. Dunn Passes In City
    In failing health for the past year, the death of Mrs. Ida F. Dunn, at the residence of her son, George F. Dunn, 34 Pugsley Avenue.
    Mrs. Dunn was in her 77th year and was born at Armstrong's Corner, Queen's County, a daughter of the late Joseph D. and Mary (Graham) Armstrong. Widow of Edward C. Dunn, she had been a resident of Saint John for the past 45 years. She was Presbyterian.
    Surviving are two sons, George F. Dunn and Kenneth B. Dunn, both of Saint John; one daughter, Mrs. John Simpson, Toronto; one brother, Edward G. Armstrong, Fredericton: two grandchildren; one nephew, and two nieces.
    The body is resting at Brennan's Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday with a service at 3 p.m.
    Interment will be in Fernhill Cemetery.

10 - Mrs. Jane Hawkshaw / April 27, 1907
    Mrs. Jane Eliza, widow of James Hawkshaw, died at her home, Summer Hill, Queens county, on Saturday, April 27, after about two hours illness. Deceased had been attending her household duties as usual apparently in good health, when she became suddenly ill and quietly and quickly passed away. Mrs. Hawkshaw was a lady of kindly manners and industrious habits, and will be greatly missed in the community. Deceased was 67 years of age and leaves one son, William and four daughters, Mrs. Andrew Donald, Mrs. Thos. Dale, and the Misses Myrtle and Emma, all residing at Summer Hill. Two brothers, Samuel Corbett, of St. John and Harry of Armstrong's Corner, and two sisters, Mrs. John Dunn of Clones, and Mrs. Henry Cowan of Woodstock, survive her. The sympathy of the neighborhood is extended to the bereaved family. The remains were interred in the Episcopal cemetery at Headline.

11 - Mrs. Rebecca Hawkshaw
    Friends of Mrs. Rebecca Hawkshaw will learn with regret of her death which occurred at her residence, Summerhill, Queens County, on her 90th birthday. She was the widow of Robert Hawkshaw and daughter of the late Hugh and Rebecca McCorkle, and had made her home at Summerhill for the last 60 years.
    She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Amos Armstrong, of Summerhill and one son, Stanley, at home, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    The funeral was conducted by Rev. Herbert J. Hoyt. Interment was at Head Line Cemetery.
    The pallbearers were Ira McCorkle, Frank McCorkle, Samuel Donald and Roy Palmer.

12 - Miss Bessie McMulkin / Gagetown - 1955
    The funeral of Miss Elizabeth (Bessie) McMulkin, 88, who died at her home in Jemseg after an illness of several months was held here.
    Following prayers at the home, the funeral service was held at Grace United Church, Gagetown, with the pastor, Rev. Ernest Breen officiating, assisted by Lic. Harry Branscombe, pastor of the Jemseg Baptist Church.
    The address was given by Mr. Breen, and favorite hymns were sung by the choir, with Mrs. Herbert L. Gaunce as organist. There were many floral tributes.
    Pallbearers were William S. Cooper, Upper Gagetown, Allan B. Dingee, Hazen S. McAllister and Harry W. McAllister, Gagetown. Flowerbearers were Gilbert Browining and Norman Dykeman.
    Interment was in the family lot in the United Church cemetery, Gagetown.
    Miss McMulkin was born at Gagetown, daughter of the late Edward and Eliza McMulkin, and spent her earlier life in Saint John.
    In recent years, until the establishment of Camp Gagetown, she had made her home in Lawfield with her twin sister, Mrs. Amelia Armstrong, and for the past two years with the family in Jemseg, where they settled after leaving the army area.
    She is survived by her sister, one niece, six nephews and four grand-nieces.

13 - Mrs. Henry Mawhinney / Summer Hill, Queens Co, N.B. Apr 17 1939
    Mrs. Henry Mawhinney passed away at her home in Brookline, Mass., recently, following a serious illness of only a few days. Although in failing health for some weeks, word of her death came as a shock to friends in this province. Mrs. Mawhinney was born in Summer Hill 69 years ago.
    She was formerly Jennie Armstrong, a daughter of the late John and Jane Armstrong of Summer Hill. She had resided practically all her life in Brookline, having gone there at the age of 18 years.
    Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers and two sisters. The brothers are James W. Armstrong of Summer Hill, Oliver Armstrong, Flaxcomb, Sask., and Amos Armstrong of Summer Hill. The sisters are Miss Evaline M. Armstrong, who made her home with her sister and Mrs. Alwood Dunn of Dunn's Corner. Also surviving are 13 nephews and 14 nieces. The funeral was held in Brookline with interment in Cochituate Cemetery.

14 - William McMulkin
    William McMulkin, one of the oldest residents of Indiantown and prominent in the Saint John River boat business in the early years, died at his residence, 172 Bridge street, yesterday afternoon, aged 95 years.
    Mr. McMulkin had enjoyed good health until about one year of his death. He had retained his faculties to a wonderful degree and possessed a marvellous memory. Mr. McMulkin enjoyed to an exceptional degree the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact and was of sterling character. He was a native of Ireland and came to Canada at the age of 17. He at first resided in Gagetown by moved to Saint John in 1878, the year after the great fire. He entered the employ of Small & Hatheway, owners of the Union Line steamers plying on the river and was agent for the line at Saint John. After the steamship lines had changed hands and R. B. Humphrey became owner, Mr. McMulkin held the position of manager, an office which he retained until about 1890, when he became agent for the May Queen, which was owned by Captain C. W. Brannen and others and plied on the Grand Lake route. Mr. McMulkin also conducted a hay business in the north end of the city. His death removes a strong link with the past. He is survived by his wife and two sons. The sons are F. Gilbert and J. Stanley, both of this city. The funeral will take place on Thursday from his late residence in the afternoon.

15 - Frank S. Armstrong
    Armstrong - At the Oromocto Public Hospital on February 14, 1994, Frank. S. Armstrong of Scotchtown, N.B.   He is survived by his wife Zalda (Nason) Armstrong; daughter, Donna McColeman and her husband James of Black Diamond, Alberta; sister, Lyda Patterson of Hoyt; sister-in-law, Blanche Armstrong of Saint John, several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, James W. and Ann E. (McKinney) Armstrong and Alice Boyd.
    The family will receive visitors at the Minto Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  The memorial service will be held at the Alfred E. Parker Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 2:00 PM.  Rev. J.P. Wadlin will officiate.  No flowers by request.  For those who wish, memorial donation to the Saint Michael’s and All Angels Church Building Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. The Grand Lake Lodge, #47 F & AM will hold a tribute service at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:00.