The Casket

1886


(contributed by Linda Darling)



March 4, 1886


MARRIED

In St. Ninian's Cathedral on the 25th ult., by the Rev. H. Gillis, P.P., Mr. William Wallace Currie of Antigonish to Miss Sarah Jane McNeil of the same place.
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At Heatherton, February 3 by the Rev. J. J. Chisholm, P.P., Donald McDonald of Fraser's Grant to Cassie, daughter of John B. Fraser of the same place.
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By the same at Heatherton on the 2nd inst., Angus McPherson of Black River to Cassie, daughter of Alexander Fraser, Beauly.


DIED

At Bailey's Brook, on the 2nd inst., after a long illness, which he bore with Christian resignation
fortified by the last rites of the church, Lauchlin McDonald (Ban), in the 78th year of his age, leaving a sorrowing wife, 3 sons and 4 daughters to mourn their loss.  He was an honest, industrious and obliging man much esteemed by all who knew him.  May his soul rest in peace.
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At the South River, February (26th or 28th), in the 74th year of her age, fortified by the last rites of the Church, Rebecca, widow of the late John McPherson (Ban), leaving 5 sons and 3 daughters to mourn the death of a kind and good mother.  May her soul rest in peace.
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At San Francisco, California, January 18th, 1886, Mary Alice, daughter of Duncan G. Chisholm and granddaughter of the late Alex Chisholm, Esq. of Lismore, Pictou County, aged 9 years, 11 months and 6 days.


March 11, 1886

MARRIED

In St. Ninian's Cathedral, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. H. Gillis, P.P., Mr. Hugh McGillivray of Pleasant Valley to Miss Cassie McKinnon of the North Grant.
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By the same, on the same day, Mr. John McGillivray of Lakevale to Miss Joanna Walsh of the Hallowell Grant.
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At St. Joseph's on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. John Fraser, Mr. John McIsaac of the Glen Road to Miss Ann Chisholm of the same place.
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At. St. Andrew's on the 9th inst., by the Rev. J. V. McDonell, Mr. Donald McIsaac of St. Joseph's to Miss Isabella, daughter of the late John McDonell of Fraser's Mills, S. River.


DIED

At the South River, on the 5th inst., in the 83rd year of her age, Janet, widow of the late John Boyd and mother of the publisher of this paper.  She was a kind, considerate, patient and Christian woman; and reared a family of two sons and eight daughters, seven of whom survive to deplore their loss and revere her memory.  Fortified by the last rites of the Church, she peacefully passed away from this life in the full (?) hope of enjoying everlasting bliss in the world beyond the grave.  May her soul rest in peace.
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At the South River, on the 2nd inst., after a brief illness, Roderick Fraser (John's son), aged 37 years, leaving a disc-----(illegible) young wife, fond parents, brothers and sisters and numerous friends and relatives, to whom he was much endeared for his many excellent qualities.  May his soul rest in peace.
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At the North Grant, on the 2nd inst., Catherine *McInnis*, widow of the late Angus Grant, in the 71st year of her age.  She was mother of ten children, grandmother of thirty-nine and great grandmother of eleven children.  As she lived piously she died peacefully, fortified by the last rites of the Church.  R.I.P.
*The print is not clear, I am not 100% sure of the name -- this is my best guess as I don't know what else it could be! *
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At the North Grant, on the 8th inst., of croup, Angus, aged 4 months, son of John and Janet Ann Grant.
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At Meadow Green, on the 3rd inst., after a long and severe illness, Sarah Teresa, aged 13 years, youngest daughter of Joseph and Emily McDonald, deeply regretted.  R.I.P.
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At Ashdale, on the 27th ult., in the 33rd year of her age, Margaret, the youngest daughter of the late William Chisholm of that place.  The deceased was a model of patience and resignation in the whole course of her lingering illness; and thus offering cheerfully the sacrifice of her life to God, and fortified by the last sacraments of the Church, she calmly passed away.  May her soul rest in peace.
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At the South River, on the 6th inst., after a lingering illness, Annie, eldest daughter of the late James MacDonell, in the 23rd year of her age, deeply regretted by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.  May her soul rest in peace.


March 25, 1886

MARRIED

At Mal. Brook, on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. R. McGillivray P.P., Mr. Allan Boyd, carpenter of Lakevale to Miss Mary, daughter of John MacGillivray, Esq., Lower Hallowel Grant.

DIED

At Harbour au Bouche, on the 4th inst., fortified by the last rites of the Catholic Church, Thomas C. J. MacLoughlin, aged 40 years, son of the late Matthew McLoughlin and Ann McInnis.  R.I.P.

At Guysboro, on 14th inst., aged 56 years, Anastasia, beloved wife of Thomas Condon, Esq.  Mrs. Condon was a fervent Catholic and a truly Christian mother.  She leaves an affectionate husband and eight grown children, all showing unmistakable proofs of perpetuating those noble virtues which are imbibed only from a mother in whose heart was the law of God (Halifax papers please copy.)

At McDonald's Station, Penna., on the 5th inst., fortified by the rites of the Church, Ellen, aged 44 years, wife of John McDougall formerly of Cape George, and daughter of Mrs. Sullivan, Antigonish.  May her soul rest in peace.