and donated by Dawn
death of Mrs. Dimas Burho occurred at Steeves Mountain
on Tuesday, May 9th. Mrs. Burho was formerly Miss Dimas
Jones, the daughter of the late William Jones, of Moncton,
Deceased who was 82 years of age, is survived by her
husband, three sons, Irvine, Lionell, and Richard, and
three daughters, Lydia, Jane, and Susan, also one brother,
William Jones, and one sister, Mrs. William Jones, of
Moncton. [Moncton Transcript, Wednesday, 10 May 1916,
at p. 2]
Dunham, Of Chartersville, is Called by Death
Well Known Contractor Succumbs to Pneumonia at Age of
56 -- Funeral Saturday Afternoon
critical illness of 5 days duration ended in death yesterday
[13 July 1938] for O.J. Dunham, highly respected resident
of Chartersville. [...]
at Chartersville on April 5 1882, Ora Jacob Dunham was
son of Mrs. Dunham [Hannah Bell Wortman] and the late
George Dunham, a well known contractor in masonry and
brick laying. [...]
is survived by his wife [Mary Helen Logan], aged mother
and two sons and one daughter. The daughter is Mrs.
Jack Rayworth [Helen Logan Dunham], of Chartersville,
and the sons are Donald Dunham, at home, and Ralph Dunham,
of Sydney, N.S. Two brothers, Ernest of Penticton, British
Columbia, and George, of Washington, D.C., and two sisters,
Mrs. Maude Mitchell, of Lower Economy, N.S., and Mrs.
George Kenzinger, of Toronto, also survive. [...] [Daily
Times, Thursday, 14 July 1938, page # missing; excerpt]
CITIZEN OF PORT ELGIN PASSED AWAY
Mr. David G. Field Died After Few Days' Illness at Advanced
Age of 78
an illness of a few days -- although he had been in
poor health for some months, there passed away at his
home in Port Elgin, N.B., one of the oldest residents
of the village, David G. Field.
late Mr. Field was well known throughout the county
having spent the greater part of his lifetime in Port
Elgin. He was aged 78 years 5 months. Universal regret
will be expressed by the residents of the county, especially
the older citizens.
leaves behind his wife [Barbara Ellen Raworth], two
sons, Doctor Burton R. Field, of Centreville, Carleton
Co., and Ernest L. Field, of Bloomfield, Carleton Co.,
also one daughter, Lola M. at home. Three brothers also
survive, John, of Princeton, Maine; Samuel, of St. Andrews,
and Job, of Shemogue, N.B. Also one sister, Mrs. Tingley
[Hannah Grant Fields], of Massachusetts. The funeral
was held from the home, Friday afternoon at 2:30 to
Fernwood Cemetery. [Sackville Tribune, Monday, 25 April
1921] [This article also appeared in the Moncton Daily
Times, on Tuesday, April 26, 1921, at p. 7]
N.B., Nov 4 -- (Special) -- The death of Mrs. Ada Gammon
occurred Wednesday at the home of her son, clifford,
in Wheaton Mills. She was 85 years of age [b. abt 1863].
husband predeceased her 20 years ago [d. abt 1928].
Surviving are nine sons [although I only have 8 on this
list ...!] -- Noble and Henry, residing in British Columbia;
Purdy, of Colpitts Settlement; John, of Akron, Ohio;
Arthur, Hopedale, Mass.; Clifford, Wheaton Mills; Alfred
of Malden, Mass.; and David of Belmont, N.H.; one sister
Mrs. Marven Lutes, Berry Mills, and two brothers, Sherman
Steeves and Frank Steeves, both of Moncton. Also surviving
are 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30.
Following short prayers at the home, the body will be
taken to the First Nort River Baptist Church where Rev.
W. Ideson of Fawcett Hill, will conduct the service.
[Daily Times, Friday, 5 Nov 1948, p. 3]
in Massachusetts of Former Resident of Wheaton Settlement
has been received here of the sudden death of Mrs. Alfred
Gammon of Malden, Mass. She was formerly Miss Minnie
Wheaton, of Wheaton Settlement.
are her husband; one son, William; one daughter, Elizabeth;
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Wheaton of Wheaton
Settlement; one sister, Mrs. C.L. Taylor, Notre Dame;
four brothers, James of Cranbrook, B.C., Murray, of
Ottawa, Edgar and Fred, of River Glade.
will be held at her late residence in Malden, Mass.,
on Thursday afternoon.Obituary [Moncton Daily Times,
Wednesday, 10 February 1943, p. 8]
a long period of ill health, the death of Mr. H.H. Groundwater
occurred at his home in Lewisville yesterday morning
[18 March 1934]. Although his death was not unexpected,
nevertheless it came as a distinct shock to his family
and wide circle of friends.
deceased, who was born in Ammon, Westmorland county,
June 14, 1856, and was thus in his 78th year. He resided
in Ammon during his entire lifetime until 1931 when
he retired from farming and removed to Lewisville. [...]
deceased was twice married. His first wife, formerly
Rebecca Steeves, a daughter of the late Alfred Steeves
and Mrs. Steeves, predeceased him by 19 years [d. abt
1915]. His second wife, formerly Miss Maud L. Lutes,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lutes, of Lutes Mountain,
survives her husband.
Groundwater is also survived by six sons of his first
marriage, Benjamin and Harold, of Ammon, Early, of Lutes
Mountain, Hartley, of Winnipeg, Arthur, of Kansas, U.S.A.,
and Alvin, at home. Nineteen grandchildren and three
great grandchildren also survive, as well as 1 sister,
Mrs. Sarah Glendenning, Lewisville, and 1 brother, Gilbert
Groundwater, of Western United States.
funeral arrangements have not been made and will be
announced later. [Daily Times, Monday 19 March 1934,
Occurs in Lewisville
body of Miss Ruth M. Groundwater, 65, was found yesterday
afternoon in a shed at the back of her home in Lewisville.
Coroner Dr. P. McL. Atkinson, after viewing the remains,
said that no inquest would be held and released the
body for burial.
deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Hazen Groundwater and leaves to mourn one brother, David
E. Groundwater, also of Lewisville.
remains are now resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home
and burial arrangements have not yet been completed.[Moncton
Daily Times, Friday 17 Sept 1948, p. 2]
Passed away on Thursday afternoon April 4th, 1940 at
2 o'clock, Mary Zeruah Groundwater, widow of the late
E. Hazen Groundwater in the 98th year of her age. The
body is resting at her late home in Lewisville, where
funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock
[Moncton Daily Times, Friday, 5 April 1940, p. 12]
Calls Frank D. Hope, Engineer at Pumping Station --
Stricken With Pneumonia About Two Months Ago -- Was
Former City Building Inspector and Charter Member of
No. 4 Hose Company
City lost a faithful and conscientious official yesterday
in the passing of Mr. Frank D. Hope, one of the engineers
of the new pumping station and for several years Building
Inspector. His death occurred at his home, 13 Norwood
Avenue about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon following
an illness of about two months of pneumonia and complications.
deceased was a native of Steeves Mountain and was 50
years of age. He had resided in Moncton the greater
part of his life and had been in the service of the
city for some 17 years, 8 of which he was Building Inspector
and the balance as engineer at the pumping station.
Of a quiet and unassuming disposition, the late Mr.
Hope was held in high esteem by all who knew him. In
religion he was a Baptist and a faithful member of Highfield
Church, also the Men's Brotherhood. [...]
late Mr. Hope leaves to mourn their loss, his wife,
formerly Miss Lottie Jones, of Steeves Mountain; 3 sons
and 3 daughters. The sons are Russell, of Sumner Co.'s
staff, Douglas and Lloyd, at home. The daughters are
Kay, of the T. Eaton Co.'s staff, Mildred and Marguerite,
at home. Two brothers, Trueman, of Moncton, and Clarance,
of Steeves Mountain, as well as 3 sisters, Mrs. Guy
Steeves, of Salsibury; Mrs. Annie O'Blenis, North River,
and Mrs. Lorne Hope, of Moncton, also survive. [...]
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Saturday.
[Moncton Daily Times, Thursday, 15 December 1932, p.
death of Mrs. Lottie Hope, widow of Frank D. Hope of
this city, occurred at the City Hospital at 12:45 Sunday
morning. Mrs. Hope was a native of Steeves Mountain,
51 years of age and a member of the Highfield Street
is survived by three sons, Russell, Douglas and Lloyd,
and three daughters, Mildred, Marguerite, and Kathleen,
all at home. She is also survived by three brothers,
Luther and Manley Jones, of Berry Mills, and Hector
Jones, of Indian Mountain, and three sisters, Mrs. O'Blenis
and Miss Christie Jones, of this city, and Mrs. Stiles,
Hope had been ill for the last six months, but the end
came very unexpectedly and will be learned with much
regret by a large number of friends and acquaintances.
funeral will be held from the family home, 30 Norwood
avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
[The Moncton Daily Times, Monday 25 Feb 1935, p. 7]
death of Mrs. William Jones occurred at her home of
Steeves Mountain on Wednesday night [1 May 1918] after
a lingering illness. Deceased was seventy-six years
of age. She was a daughter of the late Solomon Jones
of that place and her death removes the last member
of the family.
is survived by her husband and three sons, Hector of
Lutes Mountain, Luther of Berry's Mills, and Manley
of Steeves Mountain; and four daughters, Mrs. Amos O'Blenes
and Mrs. Frank D. Hope of Moncton, Mrs. Calvin Stiles,
of Winnipeg and Miss Christie [Jones], of Steeves Mountain.
Mrs. Jones had a large circle of friends and relatives
in Westmorland County who will regret to hear of her
death. [Daily Times, 4 May 1918, p. 7]
Cuthbert W. Jones
Feb 28 -- Mrs. Mary Jones, 52, wife of Cuthbert W. Jones,
died at her home. She was a native of Scotland and came
to Canada about 12 years ago. Two years later she married
Mr. Jones and since resided in Salisbury. She had been
in ill health for the last four years as a result of
her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mary McQuade,
by a previous marriage, and seven step-children: Frank
Jones, Moncton; Bert, Charles and Clyde, Salisbury;
Mrs. Fielding, Boston; and Mrs. Frank Reeder and Mrs.
James Reeder, Salisbury; three brothers, Daniel, William
and Samuel Kay, and one sister, Agnes, in Scotland.
[Interment: Pine Hill Cemetery] [Moncton Daily Times,
Tuesday, 2 March 1937, p. 9]
Earle (Steeves) Jones
could not find obituary]
-- The funeral for Mrs. Edna E. Jones, who died Saturday
December 4, 1965 in the Moncton Hospital following a
lengthy illness, will be held Monday December 6, 1965
at 2 p.m. from the Tuttle Brothers Memorial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
[Funeral Notice, Daily Times, 6 Dec 1965, p. 5]
Claims Hector Jones
Jones, 82, of Indian Mountain, died in the Moncton Hospital
yesterday afternoon following an illness of 4 weeks.
was born in Steeves Mountain, a son of the late William
and Catherine Jones.
was a member of the Steeves Mountain Baptist Church.
Jones is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bruce Stiles
(Gertrude), Moncton, Mrs. Daisy Girouard, Montreal,
Mrs. Alma Steeves, Fredericton, Mrs. I.J. Dalshana [sic:
should be Dalshaug] (Aleta), Saskatoon; one son, Kenneth,
Indian Mountain; one brother, Luther, Berry Mills; three
sisters, Mrs. Caroline O'Blenis and Miss Christy Jones,
Moncton, and Mrs. Lillian Stiles, Calgary; 9 granchildren;
and 4 great grandchildren.
wife, Aurelia Steeves Jones, predeceased him in 1947.
remains are resting at Tuttle Brothers Slumber Rooms.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
from the Tuttle Chapel, interment to be in the private
Jones cemetery at Steeves Mountain. [Moncton Daily Times,
Saturday, 26 April 1952, p. 3]
Martin Jones, Berry Mills, died at Moncton Hospital
yesterday at the age of 88.
at Steeves Mountain, he was the son of the late William
and Kathleen Jones.
member of Berry Mills Baptist Church, Mr. Jones was
a retired farmer. He retired in 1958.
are his wife, the former Edna E. Steeves; five daughters,
Mrs. Lawrence Trites (Lena), East Bridgewater, Mass.,
Mrs. Wilbur Ripley (Audrey), Brockton, Mass., Mrs. Harold
Lewis (Madelaine), Moncton, and Mrs. William L. Melvin
(Marjorie), Salisbury Road; 2 sons, Watson L. Jones,
field secretary, C.N.I.B., Moncton, and Gerald L. Jones,
also of Moncton.
survivors are: 2 sisters, Mrs. Caroline O'Blenis, Moncton,
and Mrs. Lillian Stiles, Calgary, several grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren.
body is resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral
arrangements have yet to be completed. [Daily Times,
Wednesday, 11 Oct 1961, p. 5]
M. (Ida) Jones
CORNER (Special) -- Ida Jones, 89, widow of Manley Jones
of Dobson's Corner, died Tuesday at the Kiwanis Nursing
Home, Sussex, after a brief illness.
at Steeves Mountain, she was a daughter of the late
Isaac and Katherine (Hope) Crossman. She was a member
of the Steeves Mountain Baptist Church.
is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. David Dunston (Iva),
Berry Mills; 3 sons, Ottie, Moncton, Stillman, Dobson's
Corner and Ronald, Charlottetown; 6 grandchildren and
7 great grandchildren.
was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
body is at Armstrong's Funeral Home, Peticodiac, where
funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will
be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. [The Moncton Times,
Wednesday, 13 Aug 1980, p. 2]
Resident of Steeves Mountain Dies at Age of 78
Jones, aged resident of Steeves Mountain, passed away
at the home of his brother Luther M. Jones, Berry Mills,
last evening. He was 78 years of age.
Jones was born on Steeves Mountain and was one of the
district's most highly esteemed residents. Many throughout
the vicinity will hear of his death with deep regret.
funeral will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon with
service at the Berry Mills Church. Burial will be made
in the Steeves Mountain Cemetery.
body is now resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Parlor.
[Daily Times, Wednesday, 14 June 1939, p. 2]
death of Mrs. Jones, wife of the late William Jones,
occurred Saturday at 12.20 o'clock at 1199 Main Street.
Deceased hd been sick for a number of years. Mrs. Jones
was 86 years of age; she was born in Steeves Mountain.
Her husband predeceased her about 14 years. She leaves
to mourn their loss 3 sons and 4 daughters. The sons
are Alexander, George L., and William, and the daughters
are Mrs. L. Hicks, Mrs. George Baizley, and Misses Hannah
and Margaret, all of Moncton; also a number of grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Monday, August 27th at 2.30
o'clock, leaving the house at 3.00 o'clock for Elmwood
Cemetery. [The Daily Times, Monday, 27 August 1917,
p. 7] [Transcriber note: Dawn Edlund identifies this
lady as Martha (Jones) Jones].
(Special to the Times)
May 5 -- The sudden death of Ernest E. Lane occurred
at his home here today. The deceased was overcome by
a paralytic stroke Wednesday afternoon while preparing
to go to work and although all medical aid possible
was summoned he failed to rally. He was 58 years of
age and was employed at the Maritime Penitentiary as
fireman for 16 years.
in the United States and came with his parents, when
two years old, to Malden, N.B. where he resided until
coming to Dorchester. Besides his widow he is survived
by 3 sons and 1 daughter, who have the deepest sympathy
of the community in their great loss. The sons are Donovan,
Homer, and Kenneth, and the daughter is Netina, all
at home, also one sister Mrs. S.W. Passmore, Toronto,
and one brother, Dr. C.H. Lane, Washington, D.C.
short service will be hald at the home Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock and the remains will be conveyed by motor
hearse Monday morning to Bayfield, N.B. where a funeral
service will be held in the afternoon at 3:30 at the
United Church of Canada. Interment will be made at Bayfield.
[Moncton Daily Times, Saturday, 6 May 1933, p. 9]
May 4 -- The death of Mr. James Tweed Lane occurred
at his home here at an early hour Sunday morning, May
2, after an illness that confined him to his home for
nearly a year. Despite the serious condition of his
illness, he was up and around until a few days previous
to his death. The deceased was 76 years old.
a gracious and kindly nature, he made many warm friends
among old and young as he journeyed through life, who
will long cherish his memory and who now extend to the
bereaved family and relatives their sincere sympathy.
is survived by his wife, six sons and two daughters.
The sons are Joseph, Harold, Frederick, Albert and Arthur,
all at home, and Cecil, in Windsor, Ontario. The daughters
are Marion and Florence, at home.
Funeral: at St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church,
Melrose. Interment in the church cemetery there
[Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 5 May 1937, p. 9]:
Feb. 12 -- The death of Mrs. Sarah Lane, widow of the
late Timothy Lane, occured here on Tuesday at the age
of 84 years. Deceased was very active for a person of
her age, but suffered a severe heart attack Monday from
which she did not rally.
leaves to mourn 1 son, Mr. C. Roy Lane, of Amherst,
and a daughter (Hazel) Mrs. W.H. Stokes, Truro. Eight
grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.
funeral was held from the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles
Wry, Charlotte Street, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 and
was largely attended.
body was placed in the Vault at Highland Cemetery, Amherst,
until spring, when it will be taken to Truro, to be
laid beside her daughter, in the Robie street cemett-roouer
[sic], Miss Cassie Lane who died in 1940, in the Robie
street cemetery [The last part of this sentence is as
it appears in the newspaper. It should likely read:
... her daughter, Miss Cassie Lane who died in 1940,
in the Robie street cemetery]. [Moncton Daily Times,
Saturday, 13 February 1943, p. 11]
After Short Illness
death of Mrs. Annie A. Lutes, wife of Willard D. Lutes,
Berry Mills, occurred in the Moncton Hospital, Monday,
June 18, after a short illness. She was born at Indian
Mountain, the daughter of the late Marven Lutes and
Mrs Edith (Steeves) Lutes.
was a member of the Berry Mills Baptist Church.
besides her husband, Willard D. Lutes, are her mother,
Mrs. Edith Lutes, Berry Mills; one son, Donald Lutes,
Lewisville; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Munn, (Edith), Moncton;
two brothers, Stanley Lutes, Boston, and Walter Lutes,
Bangor, Maine. A son, Hupert Ivan Lutes was killed overseas
body is resting in Cadman's Funeral Home, Alma Street,
where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, June
20 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
[Moncton Daily Times, Tuesday, 19 June 1962, p. 5]
death of Mrs. Edith Lutes, widow of Marven Lutes of
Berry Mills, occurred yesterday at Moncton Hospital
after a period of failing health of several months.
Lutes was born at Indian Mountain in 1871, the daughter
of Alfred and Annie Steeves. She was a member of Berry
Mills Baptist Church.
is survived by two sons: Stanley of Boston and Walter
of Old Town, Maine, and several nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are six grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
funeral will be held from Cadman's Funeral Home at 1:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The body is resting at
Cadman's Funeral Home. [Daily Times, Tuesday, 2 October
1962, p. 5]
G.B. Lutz passed peacefully away at 3.15 o'clock this
morning at her house [part hard to read] after a week's
illness. The deceased lady was 72 years of age, and
had been a resident of Moncton for nearly half a century.
Mrs. Lutz was well known and very highly esteemed. She
had been for a great many years an active member and
worker in the Moncton First Baptist church. She was
ever loyal to the church in which she was a devout worshipper,
and was a generous contributor to and ardent supporter
of every worthy cause. No charitable work appealed to
her in vain and her time as well as her means, were
fully given to help along the various organizations
in the city which had for their object the alleviation
of suffering and the betterment of humanity.
late Mrs. Lutz had a large circle of warm personal friends
throughout the city, and her death will be learned with
profound regret, not only by her personal friends, but
by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.
is survived by her husband, 1 son, Mr. A.J. Lutz, and
George Lutz, grandson, student at McGill University.
The deceased was daughter of the late Solomon Jones,
of Steeves Mountain. Mrs. William Jones, of Steeves
Mountain, is the only surviving member of Mrs. Lutz's
arrangements will be made later.[The Moncton Transcript,
Wednesday, 3 May 1916, p. 5]:
note: This woman was Matilda J. Jones, wife of George
Barrett Lutz; her son was Albert John Smith Lutz]
Lutes of Berry Mills died in the Department of Veterans
Affairs Hospital in Lancaster Sunday [14 May 1961] following
a long illness. He was 96 [b. abt 1865].
in Steeves Mountain, he was the son of the late Zacheriah
Lutes and the former Orenda Lewis. He was the last surviving
member of his immediate family.
Lutes was a carpenter and farmer. He was a member of
Berry Mills Baptist Church and a former member of the
Loyal Orange Lodge and the Order of Foresters.
is survived by his wife, the former Edith Steeves, one
daughter Mrs. Willard Lutes (Annie) of Berry Mills;
two sons, Stanley of Boston and Walter of Old Town,
Me.; six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Cadman's
Funeral Home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
[Daily Times, Monday, 15 May 1961, p. 5]
death of Willard D. at Moncton Hospital Monday. He was
at Steeves Mountain, he was son of the late Richard
and Eliza (Crossman) Lutes. He was a retired supervisor
for the CNR and belonged to the Brotherhood of Maintenance
Way. He attended the United Baptist Church in Berry
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois (Brown) Lutes; a
daughter Mrs. Lee Munn (Edith), a son, Donald W., two
sisters, Mrs. Hester Louis, and Mrs. Rita Rooney, all
of Moncton. He is survived by five grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
first wife, Annie Lutes, died in 1962 and a son, Hupert,
was killed overseas in 1945.
body is resting at Tuttle Brothers slumber room and
funeral service will be from Tuttle Brothers memorial
chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood
Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 16 Oct 1974,
-- The funeral service for Willard D. Lutes of Berry
Mills who died at Moncton Hospital, Monday, October
14, 1974, will be held at 2 p.m. at Tuttle Brothers
Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
The body is resting at Tuttle Brothers Slumber Room.
[Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 16 Oct 1974, p. 2]
died Wednesday evening at 7.30 o'clock at the home of
her sister (Mrs. F.G. Budd, 474 High street, where she
and her husband had been living for the past 6 years)
- deceased was 65 years of age, native of Lutes Mountain,
daughter of the late Abram Trites and Mrs. Trites
- survived by: her husband; aged mother; 1 son, Charles,
of C.N.R. Paint Shop; 1 daughter, Mrs. James E. Budd,
of Mapleton; 2 sisters, Mrs. F.G. Budd and Mrs. Margaret
Colwell, of this city; 3 half-brothers: Mr. John Patriquin,
Moncton; Mr. Thomas Patriquin, Lutz Mountain; and Mr.
David Patriquin, Orono, Maine.
- interment at Elmwood Cemetery
[The Daily Times, Friday, 11 Feb 1927, p. 7]:
Noonan Dies At Age 86
(Special) -- The death of Mr. Albert S. Noonan occurred
suddenly at his home in Hastings at an early hour Monday
he was 86 years of age
- son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noonan of Melrose, N.B.
- resided in Hastings for the past 59 years
- Surviving: his wife, the former Dolly Crandall of
Hastings; three sons: Norman, Charles, James, all of
Hastings; 3 daughters: Florence (Mrs. Andrew Skov) of
Amherst; Ida (Mrs. Orland Barrett) of Antigonish; and
Esther at home; 1 brother: Edward, of Moncton; 1 sister,
Mrs. Charles Rush of Montreal
- predeceased by his brother Charles 9 years ago
- interment in Warren Cemetery
[Moncton Daily Times, Tuesday, 27 May 1958, p. 3]:
Superintendent of City Schools Is Called By Death
Amos O'Blenis, Prominent in Educational Life of Province
for Many Years Passed Away at Age of 74 -- Native of
community is called upon to mourn the passing of another
prominent citizen Mr. Amos O'Blenis, retired superintendent
of Moncton City Schools, who passed away at the family
residence, 49 Dufferin Street, last evening [5 Sept
1935]. He had been ill for several months and although
death was not unexpected yet his passing will be learned
with sincere regret by many friends.
in Salisbury seventy-four years ago (b. abt 1861] the
son of the late John and Mary (Cochrane) O'Blenis, the
deceased entered the teaching profession after graduating
with honors from the Provincial Normal School at Fredericton.
He taught in Model School at Fredericton and came to
Moncton in 1904 as inspector of the schools here. He
was later appointed superintendent of the schools and
held that position until his retirement in 1925.
man of unquestionable integrity and ability, the deceased
was prominent in the educational life of the province.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Salisbury and
had always taken an active interest in the work of the
fraternity. In religion he was a devout Baptist, and
was a faithful member of the Highfield Baptist Church
here. As a mark of his importance in educational circles,
Mr. O'Blenis was awarded an Honorary Master of Arts
degree by Acadia University. During his residence in
Moncton, he was well known and highly esteemed by all
who knew him and the sympathy of his many friends is
extended to the sorrowing family.
are his widow [Caroline Jones], two daughters and one
son: Miss Clara O'Blenis, of Acadia University; Miss
Helen O'Blenis, Moncton, and Cecil, of the C.N.R. general
office staff, Montreal. Two brothers also survive, Thomas,
of Salisbury, and Bliss, of Elgin.
arrangements have not been completed and will be announced
later. [Daily Times, Friday, 6 September 1935, p. 10]
death of one of Moncton's oldest and most highly respected
citizens occurred early Thursday morning [30 Aug 1962]
in the person of Mrs. Caroline O'Blenes, widow of Amos
O'Blenes, at her home, 9 Dufferin Street [but, see below,
where address is 49 Dufferin St]. Mrs. O'Blenes, who
was born in Steeves Mountain, December 27, 1863, was
in her 99th year. She was a daughter of the late William
H. and Katherine Jones.
was the oldest member of the Highfield United Baptist
are two daughters, Miss Clarabel and Miss Helen M. O'Blenes
and one son, Cecil T. O'Blenes, all residing at home,
and one sister, Mrs. Lily Stiles, Calgary, Alberta.
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
body is resting at Cadman's Funeral Home, Alma Street,
where the funeral services will be held today, August
31 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
[Daily Times, Friday, 31 Aug 1962, p. 5]
funeral for Mrs. Caroline O'Blenes, 49 Dufferin Street,
was held Friday afternoon [31 Aug 1962] from Cadman's
Funeral Home, with Rev. L.E. Blaikie, pastor of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, officiating. Mrs. O'Blenes
soloist, Corey Smith, sang the hymns Unto the Hills
and The Lord Is My Shepherd.
were Gerald Jones [son of Luther Martin Jones &
Edna Earle Steeves], Ottie Jones [son of Manley Jones
& Ida Victoria Crossman], Russell Hope [son of Frank
Douglas Hope & Lottie Florence Jones], Douglas Hope
[son of Frank Douglas Hope & Lottie Florence Jones],
Willard Broad [husband of Mildred G. Hope, daughter
of Frank Douglas Hope & Lottie Florence Jones] and
Elwin Allaby [husband of Jean Dorothy Brown, daughter
of Albert Vesco Brown & Ella A. Jones]. [Note: all
the Jones referred to as parents in this paragraph were
siblings of Caroline (Jones) O'Blenis.]
attending the service were from Moncton and the surrounding
district. Numerous floral tributes, Gideon Memorial
Bibles and messages of sympathy were received. [Daily
Times, Saturday, 1 September 1962]
Paid Last Tribute as Mrs. Elizabeth Patriquin is Laid
funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Patriquin took place yesterday
afternoon from Tuttle Brothers' Mortuary Chapel, where
service was conducted at 2 o'clock. [...]
interment was made in Elmwood Cemetery ... Pallbearers
were Floyd King and Edward Smith, sons-in-law of the
deceased; Sherman and Herbert Colwell, nephews; Guerney
Trites and Chester Marshall. [The Daily Times, Friday,
23 Aug 1935, p. 7]:
Logan (Dunham) Rayworth
Moncton Woman Passes Away in Capital
Mrs. Jack Rayworth Succumbs to Lengthy Illness in Fredericton
-- Funeral Here Monday Afternoon
A wide circle of friends here and elsewhere will deeply
regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Jack Rayworth which
occurred at her home in Fredericton yesterday afternoon
after an illness of several months' duration. Critically
ill for the past few days, her death was not unexpected
but nevertheless it came as a distinct shock to members
of her family and wide circle of friends.
Mrs. Rayworth had been in ill health for several months
and last autumn went to Montreal where she received
hospital treatment in the hope that her health would
be restored. Her condition improved and she returned
home. It was hoped her recovery would be complete but
about ten days ago she became critically ill and since
that time had gradually sank until death came to her
Born in this city thirty-seven years ago she was a daughter
of Mrs. Dunham and the late O.J. Dunham. A young woman
of pleasing personality and kindly disposition she made
a legion of warm friends who will deeply regret to learn
of her death.
Mrs. Raywoth is survived by her husband, two daughters
Margaret and Mollie, and one son Donald, all at home.
Her mother, Mrs. O.J. Dunham [M. Helen Logan] and two
brothers O. Donald Dunham, Chartersville, and Ralph
E. Dunham, Sydney, N.S., and her grandmother Mrs. H.B.
Dunham [Hannah Bell Wortman] of Fredericton also survive.
Miss Ina Logan, of Fredericton, is an aunt.
The body will arrive in Moncton Monday morning and the
funeral will take place that afternoon with service
in Tuttle Brothers Funeral Chapel at an hour to be announced
later. Burial will be made in Elmwood Cemetery. [Moncton
Daily Times, Saturday, 20 April 1940, p. 9]
friends throughout the city will learn with sincere
regret of the death which occurred this morning of Mrs.
Elizabeth wife of Malcolm Somers, who passed away at
her home, corner of Bonaccord and St. George street,
about half past 7 o'clock. [...]
deceased lady was 78 years of age -- resident of Moncton
for 14 - 15 years.
by her husband, Mr. Malcolm Somers, also 2 sons and
a daughter. The sons are Messrs. Walter and Dr. Leverett
H., both of this city, and the daughter is Mrs. Henry
Jones who lives on the Salisbury Road about 5 miles
from Moncton. Mrs. Somers was a daughter of the late
John Steeves of Hillsboro. [...] Mrs. Milner Carlyle
and Mrs. George Steeves, formerly of Hillsboro, now
residing in Moncton, are sisters.
Funeral at house on Sunday; interment at family burying
ground at Allison.
[The Transcript, Friday, 1 Feb 1907, p. 8]:
Steeves, a well-known resident of Indian Mountain, died
of a stroke of paralysis at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning
after an illness of several months. He was 82 years
old [born about 1838] and is survived by his widow [Annie
Maddison], four sons, David [Alfred David] and Sherman,
of Moncton; Earlie, of Lewisville; Frank, of Indian
Mountain and four daughters, Mrs. Allen Gammon [Ada],
of Wheaton Settlement; Mrs. Bliss Bailey [Elvira Alberta],
of California; Mrs. Marvin Lutes [Edith], of Berry's
Mills; Mrs. Hector Jones [Aurelia Annie], of Indian
Mountain. He is also survived by one brother Archibald,
of Winnipeg; one sister, Mrs. Albert Horsman [Louisa
Ann], of Lutz Mountain and two half sisters Mrs Howard
Lutes [Frances Jane], of Georgetown, and Mrs. O'Neil
[Wealthy], of Salem, Mass., U.S.A., and 31 grandchildren
and 17 great grandchildren.
funeral took place from his late residence Wednesday
afternoon and was largely attended. The services were
conducted by the pastor of the Lutz Mountain Baptist
Church, the Rev. J.P. Crabtree. [Daily Times, Thursday,
23 December 1920, p. 7]
David Steeves is Mourned
death in City Hospital yesterday morning [14 Jan 1948]
of David Steeves removed one of Moncton's retired pioneer
merchants, one who was among the early business men
on St. George street and who had contributed a great
deal to the upbuilding of the central and western section
of that street as a mercantile area in the city. His
passing came unexpectedly following complications which
developed after a fall in his home in Norwood Avenue
last week when he sustained a fractured bone in one
Steeves was a native of Indian Mountain, Westmorland
County, being born on November 13, 1864, a son of the
late Alfred and Annie (Maddison) Steeves. He was thus
in his 83rd year.
(much description of his business, personal and religious
Steeves was predeceased by his wife [Phoebe M.A. Jones]
a dozen years ago. He leaves to mourn 1 stepson, Walter
Humphrey, and a stepdaughter, Mrs Bertha Hopper, both
of this city, 2 brothers, Frank of Steeves Mountain
and Sherman of Moncton and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ada Gammon
of Wheaton Settlement and Mrs. Marven Lutes of Berry
of rest: [Body resting at] Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home;
funeral at 3.30 o'clock on Saturday; burial in Elmwood
Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Friday, Jan 15, 1948,
death of John Franklin Steeves occurred Friday [13 Aug
1954] at the home of his son, Leonard Lewis Steeves,
Coverdale, in his 86th year [b. abt 1868]. Born at Indian
Mountain, he was the son of the late Alfred and Annie
was a well known farmer at Indian Mountain, having retired
from active farming in 1945. He was a member of the
United Baptist Church, Lutes Mountain.
are his four sons, John Franklin, Jr., in the U.S.A.,
William Alfred, Ontario, Samuel Stephen, Moncton, and
Leonard Lewis, Coverdale, with whom he resided; one
sister, Mrs. Marven Lutes [Edith], Berry Mills; one
brother Earl N. Steeves, British Columbia; nine grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
remains are resting in Cadman's Funeral Home, and the
funeral service will be held in Cadman's Funeral Parlors,
Sunday, August 15, at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Chapman
Cemetery, Coverdale. [Daily Times, Saturday, 14 Aug
1954, p. 14]
M.A. (Jones) (Humphrey) Steeves
-- Passed away at the family home, 349 St. George Street,
Moncton, N.B. on Sunday, February 16, 1936, Mrs. David
Steeves, beloved wife of Mr. David Steeves, merchant.
[Daily Times, Monday, 17 February 1936, p. 8]
friends will learn with deep regret of the passing of
Mrs. David Steeves at her residence 349 St. George Street,
Sunday evening [16 Feb 1936]. Mrs. Steeves was a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Jones, and was born in Belle Isle,
Kings County, but had lived practically all her life
in Moncton. [...]
was twice married, her first husband being Charles B.
Humphrey, a conductor on the old Intercolonial Railway.
Steeves is survived by her husband, David Steeves, well
known merchant, also one son Walter Humphrey, and one
daughter, Mrs. W. J. Hopper, Dufferin Street, 3 grandchildren,
William Humphrey, Walter and Marguerita Hopper, this
city [Moncton]; one sister, Mrs. Ella Mills, Moncton,
and one brother, Norman Jones, Gladeside, Kent Co.
Wed afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence; burial
at Elmwood. [Daily Times, Tuesday, 18 February 1936,
death of Mr. Rufus Steeves, a well known resident of
Berry's Mills and a familiar figure about town, occurred
at his home, Berry's Mills, about 12 o'clock yesterday.
Mr. Steeves had been ill about 6 or 7 weeks. A couple
of years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke in Moncton
and never fully recovered from its effects. The deceased
was in the 81st year of his age and was born at Steeves
Mountain where he spent nearly all his life, being a
fairly well to do farmer. He was well known in Moncton
and had a great many friends. He was a member of the
Steeves Mountain Baptist church and passed away peacefully
and happy. Deceased leaves a widow, five sons, Abel,
Arain, King and William, Berry's Mills, and Reuben,
the latter living in the west, and one daughter, Mrs.
Harry Ayer, of California. The funeral takes place at
12 o'clock to-morrow, interment taking place at Boundary
Creek. [The Daily Times, Tuesday, 9 Jan 1900, p. 4]
Lillian (Jones) Stiles
death of Mrs. Gertrude L. Stiles, wife of Bruce Stiles,
331 Robinson Street, occurred yesterday morning in the
Moncton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
was born in Steeves Mountain, 54 years ago [b. abt 1899],
a daughter of the later Mr. and Mrs. Hector Jones [Hector
& Aurelia Annie (Steeves) Jones]. A member of the
Highfield United Baptist Church as well as a member
of the Grand Linge Missionary Society, Mrs. Stiles was
also a past noble grand of Pearl Rebekah Lodge, of this
besides her husband are a son, Gerald, Saint John, and
a daughter, Mrs. R.W. Stackhouse [Raymond Walter Stackhouse
& Marion Lilian Stiles], North Vancouver, B.C.,
two grand children; three sisters, Mrs. I.J. Dalshaug
[Ingman Joseph Dalshaug & Aleta Mildred Jones],
Saskatoon, Mrs. J.A. Girouard [Joseph Alyre Girouard
& Daisy Helena Jones], Verdun, P.Q., and Mrs. Alma
Steeves [Alma Rhoda Steeves], Centre Blissville, N.B.,
and one brother Kenneth Jones, Indian Mountain.
body is resting in Tuttle Brothers Slumber Parlor. The
funeral service will be held in the Tuttle Brothers
Funeral Chapel, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
body will be placed in the Elmwood Cemetery vault until
the spring. [Daily Times, Friday, 9 Jan 1953, p. 10]
(Sears) (Gratto) Thompson
Death of Mrs. H. Thompson
The death of Mrs. Henrietta Thompson occurred early
yesterday at Green Acres Nursing Home where she had
been a patient for several months.
Mrs. Thompson formerly resided at 149 King Street, this
city, and had also resided at Shediac until the family
moved to Moncton 18 years ago. Mrs. Thompson was twice
married, her first husband being the late William Gratto
and her second husband the late James Thompson.
Born in Apple River, N.S., she was a daughter of the
late Charles and Rachel Sears. She was a member of St.
George's Anglican Church and took a keen interest in
all church activities until ill health prevented her.
She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary and at one
time held an office in that society. She was also a
member of the Willing Workers of the Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William E. Thompson
[Viola Maude Gratto] of this city, and Mrs. Doris Allen,
wife of Dr. E. Allen [Eugene Allen], of Melford, Mass.,
as well as two sons, William Gratto, Moncton, and Armand
Thompson, Morin Heights, Quebec, and two grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
The funeral will be held from Tuttle's Chapel at 2 p.m.
on Thursday. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
[Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 10 Jan 1951, p. 12]
Tribute is Paid Late Mrs H. Thompson
Friends and relatives gathered yesterday at Tuttle Brothers
Funeral Chapel to pay a final tribute of love and respect
to the late Mrs. Henrietta Thompson, 149 King Street.
Mrs. Thompson, who was the widow of James Thompson,
died this morning at Green Acres Nursing Home, Magnetic
Hill, after a long illness.
The service in Tuttle Brother's Chapel was conducted
by Rev. J.J. Alexander, rector of St. George's Church,
with the church choir in attendance. Hymns sung by the
choir were "Breathe on Me Breath of God" and
"How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine".
Pallbearers were R. Myles, Norman Howell, Walter Melanson
[husband of Leona Gordon Rayworth], Clarence MacDonald,
Armand Thompson [her son] and William Gratto [her son].
The body was placed in the vault at Elmwood Cemetery
until spring when burial will be made in the family
lot at Elmwood.
There was a profusion of floral tributes testifying
to the high esteem in which Mrs. Thompson was held by
her wide circle of friends. [Moncton Daily Times, Friday,
12 Jan 1951, p. 16]
Maude (Gratto) Thompson
V. Thompson Dies in Hospital
Viola Thompson, wife of William E. Thompson, 149 King
Street, died yesterday afternoon in the Green Acres
Nursing Home, Magnetic Hill, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Thompson was in her 58th year.
in Sackville, a daughter of the late Henrietta and William
Gratto, she was a member of St. George's Anglican Church,
besides her husband are: one sister, Mrs. Eugene Allen
(Doris), Milford, Mass., two brothers, William G. Gratto,
Saint John, and Armand Thompson, Ottawa.
body is resting in Tuttle Brothers Slumber Room and
the funeral arrangements will be announced later. [Daily
Times, Friday, 11 September 1953, p. 3]
death of William Ernest Thompson of 25 LeBlanc Avenue
in Lakeburn occurred Tuesday at Moncton Hospital. He
was 83 [b. abt 1887].
in P.E.I., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John
Thompson. He was an employee of the CNR's crane and
equipment department, havng retired several years ago.
He was a member of St. George's Anglican Church.
wife, the former Viola Gratto, died several years ago.
is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Harry Smith (Isabella)
of Moncton; Mrs. John Prada (Annie) of Edgartown, Mass.;
and Mrs. Bruce Higgins (Mary) of Harwick, Mass., and
several nieces and nephews.
body is resting at Tuttle Brothers' funeral home in
Moncton, where the funeral service will be held at 3:30
p.m. on Thursday [10 Dec 1970]. Burial will be in Elmwood
Cemetery. [Daily Times, Wednesday, 9 Dec 1970, p. 5]