OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1907

Source: National Archives of Canada - N258 Reel #31

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ANDERSON | ATKINSON | BACON | BAILEY | BAGNELL | BANKS | BATES | BEATTY | BENSON | BOWEN | BRADLEY | BRAIDEN | BYERS | CARROLL | CLARK | COBEAN | COLEMAN | COYNE | CULLITON | CUNNINGHAM | DALY | DAVIDSON | DELANEY | DEVERALL | DOAN | DUKE | DUNCAN | ENDACOTT | ELGIE | ERSKINE | FERGUSON | FLEMING | FLETCHER | FORBES | FOSTER | FREEBURY | FRY | GILLESPIE | GORDON | HALL | HAND | HARROP | HENDERSON | HILLIARD | HOPKINS | HUDD | HUGHES | HUNTER | IRWIN | JACKSON | JOHNSTON | JONES | JORDAN | LACKEY | LAMB | LAMONT | LANGFORD | LANGTREE | LARTER | LEGATE | LEIGHTON | LEWIS | LOWES | MACTAGGART | MADILL | MASON | MCBRIDE | MCCUE | MCCUTCHEON | MCDONALD | MCEACHERN | MCINTOSH | MCKINNEY | MCKIRNON | MCKITRICK | MCLACHLAN | MCMANAMAN | MCNAB | MILLS | MOFFET | MOODY | MORRISON |
MORTIMER | MUMFORD | MUNGOVAN | NICHOLSON | OSTRANDER | PARKS | PATTERSON | PEARSON | RAMSAY | REABURN | REID | SAWDEN | SCOTT | SIMPSON | SMITH | SNELL | SPEERS | SPROULE | STODDART | SWITZER | TALBOT | TEGART | THOMPSON | TORRANCE | TRIMBLE | TROTHEN | WALLACE | WARD | WATSON | WILLIAMSON | WILLOUGHBY | WILSON | WITTER

February 21, p.6:Benjamin Anderson - Mr. Ben Anderson, an old resident of this community, passed away at the home of his nephew, John Anderson, lot 24, con. 6,east Mono on Saturday afternoon. Deceased was 80 years of age and his demise was due to natural causes. Mr. Anderson was a native of Ireland. He came to Mono about 40 years ago and has resided in this section continuously since then. Nine years ago he became dumb about the time of the death of his brother William, and remained in this condition until a couple of months ago, when he suddenly regained the power of speech. The funeral took place to Relessey Methodist Chruch burying ground on Monday afternoon. Rev. C.A. Belfry, of Rosemont, conducting the last services.

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February 28,p.7:George Atkinson - It is our solemn duty this week to record the death of Mr. Geo. Atkinson, who passed away at his home, lot 20, 2nd line, east, early on Saturday morning, the 15th inst., at the age of 81 years. The deceased gentleman was for many years a prominent figure in the municipal life of the this township, and served successfully as councillor, dep.-reeve and reeve, being eventually elected warden of the County of Peel. His activity was not confined to the municipal sphere, for he took a keen interest in all public questions. He was for several years a member of the Peel License Board and had the honor of being elected chairman for a n umber of terms. He was a native of Ireland, but came to Canada when a young man. He was married to Miss Jane Glassford, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Glassford, and a sister of Messrs. Thomas, John and George Glassford, of Caledon. The union, a singularly happy one, was further blessed by a large family of whom three sons and two daughters survive. The surviving members are Charles, on the homestead; J oh S. of St. Louis; Mrs. Alex Leish, Caledon and Fred G. and Mrs. Taylor, of Battleford, Sask. Deceased was a Liberal in politics and member of the P Presbyterian church. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon., Feb.18th, the remains being interred in the family burying plot, lot 20,1st line, west. Rev. Stanley R. Robinson, of this place, and Rev. Hugh Matheson, of Caledon East, were the officiating ministers. The p all-bearers were John, Hugh and J.H. Glassford, of Caledon; Robert Campbell, Lockton, ; Thos. Scott, Sandhill and Andrew Scott, Mono Road. The late Mr. Atkinson was a man of genial and kindly temperament, an excellent neighbor, straightforward in all the public and private dealings and was deservedly esteemed by the community in which the greater part of his long and honorable life was spent.

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February 21,p.8:Robert Atkinson - We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of Robert Atkinson, one of the pioneers of Melanchton, who died at his late residence on Saturday last, Feb. 9th, at the age of 17(sic) years. He was one of the oldest residents of the Back Line, Melancthon, and lived on Lot 299, con. 2, S.W. Mr Atkinson was a native of Blackwater, County Armagh, Ireland, and emigrated to Canada in June, 1850, and although he did not know it at the time, his future wife was a passenger on the same ship. On the voyage out the vessel on which he sailed, the "Bridgewater", was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland. All the passengers and crew with two exceptions, were landed safely when the vessel sank. Nothing was saved from the wreck, and the passengers had only what money was on their persons. They remained on the rocks for three nights and two days, when they were rescued by fishermen and conveyed to Sr. (sic) John, Newfoundland, where they had to await the arrival of a government boat to take them to Quebec. It was during the two weeks stay in St. John that Mr. Atkinson induced Miss Mary McGinnis, one of his fellow passengers, to become his wife. The marriage took place before they left Newfoundland. In November, 1850, the young couple moved to Melancthon, coming by way of Mono Mills and Hall's Corners, east of Shelburne. There were then only three settlers in the New Survey, Melancthon, Mr. Beachell, Mr. Watson and Samuel Hamilton. At that time Shelburne was not on the map and the nearest store was situated on the town line between Mono and Adjala, two lots, south of what is now Rosemont and was kept by the late R.H. Smith, who died in Collingwood many years ago. Mr Atkinson was highly esteemed in the community and will be kindly remembered by his old friends and neighbors. His wife died in October, 1905, and he is survived by three sons and one daughter. The sons are: - Frank, who resides in Saskatchewan; Wm. Henry and John of Melancthon. The daughter is Mrs. James Hogg, of Melancthon. His brother, Francis, is still living, and resides at Sheguindah, Manitoulin Island. Deceased was a member of Court Shelburne, No. 45, Independent Order of Foresters, and since reaching his 70th birthday has received a yearly payment from that society. The balance of his beneficiary claim will be paid over to his excutors. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon to Shelburne cemetery and was largely attended.

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January 10,p.6:Benjamin Bacon - Mr. Benjamin Bacon, who was born at Melville Cross, Caledon Township, died at Oxbow, Sask., on the 27th ult. at the age of 46 years and 4 months. Deceased was a son of Wm. Bacon, formerly of Caledon. He leaves a widow, a daughter aged 17, and a son aged 15. He lived in Toronto for 13 years after leaving Caledon, and then moved to Oxbow, where he was getting along well. His death was caused by typhoid fever. Among the relatives present at the funeral on the 29th were the deceased's mother, and his brothers, Miles and Will of Weir Hill, Sask.

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February 14,p.7:Cecil Carroll - Cecil Carroll, a young son of Mr. Thos. H. Carroll, of Marsville, died suddenly on Tuesday morning from diptheria. The boy, who was about 12 years of age complained of a sore throat on Wednesday before his death. It was thought at the time that he had caught a cold, but he grew steadily worse and on Friday his father summoned Dr. Gibson from Hillsburg. Unfortunately the dread malady had secured too firm a foothold to be successfully combatted. A sad circumstance connected with the death is the fact that the boy's mother is in Saskatoon. The funeral was held to Price's Corners burying ground. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll have the sympathy of the community in their trying bereavement.

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February 28,p.7:David Coleman - David Coleman, formerly a well-known farmer in Caledon township, died in the Toronto General Hospital on Tuesday, after a protracted illness. Deceased was 63 years of age and a widower, his wife having died a few years ago. He was a member of Harris Masonic Lodge, Orangeville. The remains will be brought to Alton for interment on Friday, the funeral taking place from the C.P.R. station to Alton cemetery, after the arrival of the morning train. The momoera (sic) of Harris Lodge will meet at the Masonic Hall at 8:30 am for the purpose of attending the funeral.

March 9,p.2:David Coleman - The remains of David Coleman, who passed away in the Toronto General Hospital a week ago Tuesday, were interred in the village cemetery here after the arrival of the train from Toronto Friday monirng. The deceased had been in the hospital since early last autumn, and his death was due to a general breaking down of the system. He farmed for many years on the 5th line, west, Caledon, but had been living retired since the death of his wife in 1905. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. One of the sons, Robert J. is living in Brussels, Ont., and the other, Thos. and the daughters are in Peoria, Ill. The deceased was a Presbyterian, a Conservative and an active meber of the Orange and Mason Orders. The member of Harris Masonic Lodge, Orangevlle, and Alton Orange Lodge attended the funeral in full regalia, and the beautiful service of the former Order was read over the open grave. Rev. D. McKay, Presbyterian minister was the officiating clergyman. The pallbearers, all brother Masons, were John Willis, S. Barber, J. Fawcett, J. McDonald, R. Mann and R.B.Henry.

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January 31,p.6:Margaret Cunningham - On Wednesday, 16th inst., Mrs. Margaret Cunningham, widow of the late Thos. Cunningham died at her home at Norval Station, after a lingering illness, at the age of 77 years. The deceased who was well and favorably know, leaves to mourn her demise two daughters, Mrs. T. B. Lewis, of Orangeville, and Miss Mary, at home. On Friday, the 18th the remains were interred at Norval cemetery, Rev. Mr. Noxon, pastor of the Anglican Church, Norval, conducted the funeral services. The bereaved will have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow and separation from a loving mother by the cold hand of death.

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February 28,p.7:Sarah (Clark) Delaney - Mrs. Sarah Delaney, one of Orangeville's oldest residents, died at her home in the East Ward about five o'clock on Sunday afternoon, after between three and four weeks' illness. Her death resulted from a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia. The deceased lady, who was 83 years of age was born in Armagh, Ireland, but came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Clark, early settlers in Caledon township, when only eight years old. After her marriage to the late Robert Delaney she resided in Erin township until her husband's death 34 years ago. Shortly afterwards she moved to Mono and resided on Purple Hill, a short distance east of this town, until her removal to Orangeville about six years ago. The deceased lady is survived by the following sons and daughters: - Robert, Toronto; Wm., James and Edward, Orangeville; E.A., Powassan, Mrs. Thos. Denny, Caledon; Mrs. John R. Cook, Caledon; Mrs. J.A. Cunningham, Orangeville, and Mrs. A.M. Huston, Powasson. The funeral, which was held from her late home to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. Locke, the deceased's pastor, conducted services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Ernest Delaney, Toronto; Henry and Homer Denny, Brampton; Wm. and Ben. Cook, Caledon; and E.A. Delaney, Powassan. Mrs. Delaney's only surviving brother, Mrs. Oswald Clark, died in Chatham on the 14th inst. just ten days prior to his sister's death.

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January 31,p.1:Eleanor Deverall - On Tuesday, Jan.15th, Eleanor Deverall, of Whitfield, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. T.C. Graham, 200 Hughson Street, north, Hamilton, at the age of 73 years. The funeral was held at Christ's Church Cemetery, Whitfield.

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February 21,p.8:Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Doan - Mrs. and Mrs. Sylvester Doan, old residents of Masonville, Melancthon, passed to their reward during the past week. Mr. Doan had been ill for some time, and his death was looked for, but his wife took ill rahter suddenly, and she died on Feb.6th, 1907, and was laid to rest in Spring Valley cemetery, south of Horning's Mills Feb.8. Mr. Doan died six days later on Friday, Feb. 12th, and will be interred today (Thursday) beside the remains of his wife. The aged couple, who were too helpless to be left in a house alone during the winter season, were taken to the residence of their son, Emory Doan, of Honeywood, where they recieved every care and attention from Mr. Doan and his family. The deceased couple were old residents of Melancthon, and were highly esteemed by all who knew them. Mr. Doan was a shoemaker by trade, and carried on business at Masonville for over 40 years. Mrs. John Dowkes, of Amaranth is a daughter, and she had during the past few years been unremitting in her attention to her father and mother. - Free Press

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February 21,p.7:David Ferguson - Mr. David Ferguson, a respected citizen of Toronto, died at his late residence, 221 Euclid Ave., on Monday, Feb. 11th in his 68th year. The deceased emigrated to this country from Armagh, Ireland, some sixteen years ago. He was a brother of the late John Ferguson, who died about five years ago, and of Mr. Jos. Ferguson, Horse Shoe, Caledon, who is now the only surviving member of the family. Deceased was a widower, his wife, Margaret Reid, having died in the old county thirty years ago. He was blessed with one daughter, who has lived with her father all her life. He also leaves three sons, John and James in New York, and David, in Toronto. The late Mr. Ferguson was a Conservative in politics and an honored member of Victoria L.O.L. 588, Toronto, whose members attended the funeral in a body. His death was due to a heavy cold which developed into pneumonia, resulting fatally after a week's illlness. The remains were interred in St. James cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Brawl officiating. Noticeable among the floral tributes were wreaths from his fellow workmen at the Union Station and the members of L.O.L. 588.

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January 10,p.7:Hannah Fleming - Mrs. Hannah Fleming, widow of the late John Fleming, died at her home lot 11, 1st line, east, Mono Township on Tuesday, aged 79 years. Deceased was a life-long resident of the township. She is survived by a family of one son and eight daughters. The funeral will leave her late residence for the Forest Lawn cemetery at 1.30 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Service will be held in Herald Angel Church.

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January 31,p.6: Mrs. John Freebury - Mrs. John Freebury, an old and respected resident of Mono township, died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. James Oliver, of Belwood, on Sunday, January 20th, after a comparatively short illness. The deceased lady, who was in her 82nd years, is survived by her husband and a family of two sons and two daughters. The sons are Rev. J.B. Freebury, a Methodist minister, in Alberta, and Wm., a farmer in Caledon. Mrs. Oliver, of Belwood, and Mrs. John R. Hicks, of Mono are the daughters. Much sympathy is felt for the family, an particularly the aged husband, in their bereavement. The funeral was held from Mrs. O livers' residence in Belwood, to the C.P.R. station on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, w hence the remains were conveyed to Orangeville, the interment taking place in the Forest Lawn cemetery. The presence of a large number of friends at the house and grave bore testimony to the esteem in which the deceased lady was held. Rev. Mr. Ecker, of Belwood, conducted the services.

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February 14, p.7:Mary Jane Gordon -Mrs. Mary Jane Gordon, beloved wife of Mr. W.J. Gordon, lot 3, Centre Road, Mono, passed away on Friday night, after a brief illness from pneumonia. The deceased lady passed through a severe illness last October, but had almost regained her accustomed health, when she was taken suddenly ill with la grippe a week or so prior to her death. The late Mrs. Gordon was 62 years of age and was born in Londonderry, Ireland. She came to this country about 40 years ago, shortly after her marriage, and has been a respected resident of Mono for the greater part of that time. She was a devoted wife and a loving, thoughtful mother, and her loss will be a particularly severe blow to her husband and family. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and six daughters: - George, in Manitoba; Mrs. John Gordon, Antrim, Ireland; Maggie and Lizzie, Toronto; Robert, Martha, and Annie at home, and Ruth, who is teaching school north of Camilla. The funeral was held from her late residence to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, Rev. G.W. Rose, of Mono Centre, officiating at the house and grave.

January 17,p.6:Mrs. Harrop - Mrs. Harrop, an old resident of the town, died at the home of Mrs. Young, in the South Ward on Tuesday of last week at the ripe old age of 93 years. Deceased lady was the mother of Mr. R. Harrop, of Chesterville, at one time a photographer in Orangeville.

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February 21,p.7:Charlotte Adelia Hopkins - Miss Charlotte Adelia Hopkins, an esteemed Toronto lady, died at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs. James B. Hopkins, 29 Beaconsfield Ave., Toronto, on Saturday, after a long illness. The deceased was a sister of Mr. J.W. Hopkins, Secretary of the West End Branch of Toronto Y.M.C.A., and was an active member of the Dundas St. Methodist chruch. The deceased was well known in Brantford and Woodstock. Service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Johnston, pastor of the Dundas Street Methodist church, at the residence of her parents at 8 o'clock on Monday evening the funeral taking place by the 8 a.m. train on Tuesday, interment being made in the family burying plot in Woodstock.
Mr. H. B. Springstead, typograph operater on the Banner is a nephew of deceased.

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March 9,p.5:Julia Ann (Lonsway) Hudd - Another of the old pioneers of Melancthon township passed away on Monday, in the person of Julia Ann Lonsway relict of the late William Hudd, aged 85 years. Her husband died in 1888. Deceased had been a resident of the township for over fifty years, and had a great number of experiences to tell of the kind that fell to the lot of the early settlers. She had been living with her son, Wm., on the homestead, lot 12, con.3, and had enjoyed good health until recently. Death followed a relapse after partial recovery from an attack of the grippe. The funeral will leave the residence this (Thursday) afternoon at one o'clock, for Horning's Mills cemetery. Deceased was Methodist in religion. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Wm., Horning's Mills; John, Sedley, Sask.; Mrs. M.A. Cooper, Orangeville; Mrs. Collins, Ravenna; Henry C. Boston, Mass - Economist.

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February 21,p.7:Charlotte Ann (Barefoot) Hunter - Mrs. Isaac E. Hunter passed away at her home on West Broadway at an early hour on Saturday morning, after a long and very painful illness. The victim of an insidious internal disease that baffled the skill not only of the local physicians, but some of the leading city specialists as well, the unfortunate lady suffered untold pain for months before her death. She bore her affliction with a patience and fortitude that are rarely equalled, awaiting with patience and resignation the will of her Master. The deceased who was only 34 years of age, was the only daughter of Mr. James Barefoot, East Broadway. She was born and spent her early life in East Garafraxa. In addition to her husband, who has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends in his loss, she is survied by one son, James a lad of ten years and an adopted daughter, Bertha, 2 1/2 years old. She also leaves two brothes, William Barefoot, a photographer, and Albert in Toronto. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives at the funeral, which was held form her late residence to Greenwood cemetery on Monday afternoon. Rev. A.L. Buren, pastor of St. Andrew's Chruch, conducted the services. Among the floral offerings were an anchor with the inscription "From Brothers," a large bouquet from Mr. W.J. Hunter and wreath from the husband's friends.

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March 9,p.2:Howard Johnston - Howard Johnston, a former resident of this village, died in the Toronto General Hospital on Monday, after a long illness. Six months or so ago the deceased, who was following his trade of painter in Alton was stricken by some peculiar and apparently incurable disease. Three months ago some of our citizens interested themselves in his behalf and as a result he was sent to the Toronto Hospital. The deceased leaves a widow and four children, who have the sympathy of our citizens in their affliction. The remains were brought to his former home at Alton and from there forwarded to Halifax for interment. The widow and family accompanied the body and will make their future home in Halifax. The deceased was a member of the Masonic Order, and during his long illness recieved many kindnesses from local members of the craft.

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February 21,p.4:James Jordan - On Thurday of last week, after a brief illness, Mr. James Jordan, of Garafraxa, passed away at the home of his son, John Jordan, in this village (Dundalk). The old gentleman, who was in his 86th year, had been here for the past couple of months, and was in his usual good health up to a few days of his death. He took la grippe and the struggle was not long. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon to Maple Grove cemetery, Rev. James Buchanan performing the last sad rites. The deceased was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to this county in the early days. His wife died about twelve years ago, and of late his daughter, Mrs. Howes, of Luther. Besides the son and daughter mentioned above, he is survived by a son, Thos. of Grand Valley, and daughters, Mrs. Alpaugh, of Alberta; Mrs. Arnold, of Wallaceburg; and Mrs. A. Prentice of Toronto - Dundalk Herald

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February 28,p.7:Mrs. Alice (Wright) Lackey - Last we inadvertently omitted to refer to the death of Mrs. Lackey, wife of Mr. Samuel Lackey, C.P.R. section foreman, which took place at her home in this town on Wednesday night, Feb.13th. The deceased lady had been a sufferer from acute sciatica since last July ,,and although she took a course of treatment at Preston Mineral Springs in the autumn, was unable to get marked relief. She endured great pain, but bore, her suffering with uncomplaining patience and fortitude. Mrs. Lackey was born and spent her girlhood at Berkeley, Grey County, her maiden name being Miss Alice Wright. After her marriage she lived in Owen Sound and Shelburne, and about seven years ago became a resident of Orangeville. Since coming here she made many war friends by whom her death will be sincerely mourned. She was 50 years of age when overtaken by death. Among the floral tributes sent by friends were a pillow form the C.P.R. employees at Orangeville; a pillow form the family; a wreath from Mrs. Joll and Mrs. Culp, of Toronto; and a wreath from Mr. and Mrs. Jerrett, of Alliston. Besides her husband, the deceased lady is survived by the following family: - Alice, school teacher at Berkeley; Maggie, Lizzie, Abbie, Thomas, William and Gordon, Orangeville. The funeral was held from the late residence to the C.P.R. station and thence to Markdale, on Saturday morning, the 16th. Rev. G.A. Rix conducted the service at the house. Messrs. B. Tansley, Wm. Carr, S. Moscop, Alex. McGillivray,A. Wilson and Robert Lackey, the latter of Berkeley, were the pallbearers.

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November 28,p.5:Charity (Kennedy) Lamb - Mrs. Hugh Lamb, a resident of Mulmur for 37 years, passed away at the home of her son, Charles A. Lamb, at an early hour on Nov. 1. Deceased was born in the Niagara district and moved with her parents to Georgetown, her father being the founder of that town which derived its name from George Kennedy. When she was about 22 years of age, she was united in marriage to the late Hugh Lamb, who predeceased her about 18 months ago, at the advanced age of 93. Deceased leaves three sons and three daughters: James, George and Charles near Mansfield; Mrs. E.A. Morris, Magnetawan; Mrs. M.E. Beacon (should be Bacon), Toronto; Mrs. John Abram, Mansfield. Her end was peace.

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February 7,p.7:Eleanor MacTaggart - Mrs. Eleanor MacTaggart, formerly a resident of Caledon East, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. David Watson, 2nd Ave, on Sunday morning, aged 90 years. The deceased lady was comparatively unknown to most of our citizens, having been bedfast for the last three or four years. The funeral was held from Mr. Watson's home to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Monday afternoon. Rev. A. L. Burch, pastor of St. Andrew's church, conducted the last services.

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February 14,p.7: Ann (Middleton) Mason - Mrs. John Mason, an old and highly respected resident of Albion, passed away early on Friday monring, after a week's illness. Her death was caused by bronchial pneumonia and heart trouble. The deceased, whose maiden name was Ann Middleton, was married twice, her first husband being Alexander Stinson, an Albion farmer. She is survived by Mr. Mason and one son, Mr. Geroge S. Stinson, of Albion. The funeral was held to Snell's Church burying ground in Mono, on Sunday afternoon. Rev. F. Davey and Rev. Geo. Burry were the officiating clergymen.

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February 7,p.7:Minnie (White) McCutcheon - It is with sorrow we chronicle the death of Mrs. W.C. McCutcheon, which occurred at her home in Beeton on Friday morning, after a painful illness of about four moths duration. The deceased lady drove over to Orangeville Fall Fair last September and while here was taken suddenly ill. She became worse after returning home and her condition soon became alarming. She suffered intensely, but bore her pain with rare patience and a courage that was noble. She was 36 years of age and was born near Whittington, in Amaranth township, her maiden name being Minnie White. James and Atkinson White, of Amaranth, Robt. White, of Killarney, Man., Mrs. J.J. Marshall and Mrs. Thos. Arnott, of Orangeville, are brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, who has the sympathy of his many friends in his trying bereavement, and one child, a boy of five years. The funeral was held form her late home in Beeton to Greenwood cemetery, Orangeville, on Sunday. Service was held in the home on Saturday evening. Rev. R Hassard conducted the service at the grave.

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Feb.7,p.7:Beatrice (Kennedy) McDonald - Unusually sad was the death of Beatrice Kennedy McDonald, the young wife of Mr. Robert S. McDonald, which took place in the General Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday morning, after an illness lasting only two days. On November 7th last, three months ago, the deceased left her home in Orangeville A happy bride, amid the congratulations and hearty good wishes of her many girlhood friends. Her husband, a young newspaper man, with a good situation on the Buffalo Enquirer, secured a home in Fort Erie, but the young couple had barely more than got settled when the hand of death rudely smote their little household. The remains were brought to her former home for burial, the funeral taking place form the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Kennedy, Church St., with whom the deceased had lived since childhood, to Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. A. L. Burch, pastor of St. Andrew's Church, conducted an impressive service at the house and also officiated at the grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Percy Bradley, D. A. McBride, Emerson Gillespie, Dr. Campbell, W. J. Lynch and Fred Wright. Among the floral tributes were beautiful wreath from the staff of the Green McBride Co.'s store and the members of St. Andrew's Church choir, and a spray from Miss Lewis, of Fort Erie, an intimate friend of the deceased. The late Mrs. McDonald was only 20 years and 7 months of age.

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February 14,p.1 - John McEachern - John McEachern, son of Wm. McEachern, of lot 24, con.3, east, Cinguacousy, died a week ago Saturday. He had recently returned from the west and a short time ago was seized with blood-poisoning in his wrist which rapidly moved up to the shoulder, causing death. The remains were interred at Silvercreek, Caledon, the funeral being very largely attended by friends and neighbors.

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February 14, p.7:James McIntosh - Mrs. Jas. McIntosh, an old and highly respected citizen of Guelph, died quite suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. MacDonad, on Thursday night last. The deceased who was in his 83rd year had been a resident of Guelph for the last 35 years, and was mechanical superintendent at the Ontario Agricultural College for 25 years. He was a native of Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is survived by one son, Mr. J. Innes McIntosh, proprietor the Guelph Mercury, and three daughters, Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Ferrier, of Guelph and Mrs. McKeown, wife of Mayor McKeown, of Orangeville. The late Mr. McIntosh was the last surviving member of the first Board of Elders of Chalmers Church, Guelph. There was a large attendance at the funeral, which was held on Saturday afternoon. Rev. R.J. M. Glassford conducted the services at the house and grave.

February 21,p.4:James McIntosh -The death occurred very suddenly, Thursday evening of Mr. James McIntosh, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. William MacDonald. He had been ill for a few hours only, from a form of heart complaint. It is with sincerest regret that The Herald is called upon to chronicle the fatal ending to his illness.
The late Mr. McIntosh was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on September 21, 1825, and was consequently in the 83rd year of his age. He came to Canada in 1854, and was married in 1854 to Margaret Innes, eldest sister of the late James Innes, for so many years proprietor and editor of the Mercury. He lived successively in Hamilton, North Bend, Wis., Kincardine and Goderich for brief periods before finally removing, about 1862, to Guelph, where he has since continued to live, with the excepton of a period of two or three years in the late sixties, when he resided in Elora. On returning to Guelph, in the fall of 1868, he reentered the employ of Inglis & Evatt, in charge of that firm's millwrighting department, and in this position he remained practically until 1874, when he was appointed foreman of the mechanical department at the Ontario Agricultural College. From this position he retired in 1900, being then the oldest as well as one of the most respected officers of the institution.
Mr. McIntosh was reared amidst the strictly religious atmosphere characteristic of many Highland homes in the nineteenth century, and his consistent Christian life was the fruitage of a mind early instilled with a reverence for and a love of sacred things. He and Mrs. McIntosh were amongst the first members of Chalmers chruch; he was elected to the Eldership in 1871, and had since been a highly esteemed member of the Session, of which at the time of his death he was the oldest member, as well as one of the congregation at large, and always active in the interests of both.
After the death of Mrs. McIntosh in 1904 Mr. McIntosh went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. MacDonald, and there spent his declining years, happy in the love of his children, the affection of his grandchildren, and the respect of all who knew him. The family surviving are:-Mr. J. Innes McIntosh, publisher of The Mercury; Mrs. Wm. Macdonald, of this city; Mrs. Ferrier, Toronto and Mrs. C.R. McKeown, Orangeville.
The late Mr. McIntosh was a man who was possessed of a singular sweetness of temperament; he was a great reader and liberal minded in his attitude towards others. He was a great favorite with little children, as well as with older people. He was in the strictest sense of the word a true Christian gentleman, one of those whom Scotland has contributed to this county who have done so much toward making it just what it is. - Guelph Herald.

 

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March 14,p.3:Mrs. Brian McManaman - The angel of death has been reaping a rich harvest in our midst this winter. On Wednesday Mrs. Brian McManaman passed away, after a very brief illness, in her 59th year. Mrs. McManaman was formerly Miss Whallen, of Adjala, and a sister of Mrs. David Waters, of this place. Mrs. McManaman was a kind-hearted and loving mother, was highly esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and her sudden taking-off has cast a gloom over the neighborhood. Her remains were interred in the R.C. cemetery here on Friday. Rev. Father Murphy, of Dundalk, performed the obsequies. The pallbeares were nephews of the deceased: - J. M. McManaman, B.M. McManaman, F. M McManaaman, J. McManaman, w. McManaman and T. McManaman. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband and family in their soro (sic) affliction.

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January 17,p.6:Mrs. William McNabb - It is with sorrow that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Wm. McNabb who departed this life after a short illness, on Saturday, the 5th inst., at the early age of 59. She was highly respected by all who knew her. The deceased leaves to mourn her loss a husband, four daughters and a son - ?ate and Ernest at home; Mrs. T. Hand, of the Soo; Mrs. J. Gilmore of Tossorontio; and Mrs. Love, of Saskatchewan. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

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February 28,p.7:John Moffet - John Moffet, an old and highly respected resident, passed away in his 68th year, at his home near, north Broadway, Thurday morning about four o'clock.
Deceased was born in Mono, in the year 1840, where he lived until he married Miss Mary Hunter of Guelph. They then settled in Stratford, and lived there until 35 years ago, when they removed to Tilsonburg, and have continued to reside here.
He leaves a wife and five children, Will and Edward, of Port Burwell; Mrs. W.B. Johnson, of Detroit; Mrs. E. McEown, town, and Miss Minnie, at home, also six grandchildren, to mourn his loss.
Mrs. Johnson, of Detroit, was unable to be present on account of illness.
The pall-bearers were Messrs. A. Slater, M. Dillon, G.W. Baker, J. Bell, S. Walker and C. Wilcox, all old friends of Mr. Moffet. The funeral took place on Saturday from his late residence to the Dobbie cemetery for interment.
The Rev. A.W. Tonge conducted the funeral services - Tilsonburg Liberal

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Jan.3,p.8:William Moody - One day quite recently, while Mr. William Moody, of Terra Cotta, was driving from Georgetown home, his team was in some manner frightened and ran away, throwing him out, fracturing his skull and otherwise injuring him. He lived until the following Sunday morning, when he passed away. The deceased was a kind-hearted, jolly good fellow, and will be much missed in the neighborhood, as all who knew him will regret to learn of his sad and untimely death. He leaves behind to mourn his loss, a wife and five of a family, three son and two daughters, the eldest b about fifteen years old. The funeral took place last week to the Norval cemetery. In politics he was a Conservative and a respected member of the Orange Order.

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February 28, p.8:William Morrison - Wm. Morrison, a son of one of the first settlers of this place, died suddenly at the Windsor Hotel, Alliston, on Thursday of last week. He was sitting at the table eating his supper, when his head dropped forward on the table. Dr. J.J. Harper was sent for at once, but the dying man only lived 20 minutes after the first spasm. The cause of death was paralysis of the heart. On the death of his father he was left 200 acres of land, consisting of lot 1, con.1, Tossorontio. A part of the village of Rosemont is on this property. He was 52 years of age and unmarried. He is survived by three brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Alex. Morrison, of Cookstown; Robt. Morrison, of Rosemont, and Harry Morrison, of Toronto. The sisters are Mrs. John Murphy, Mulmur Corners; Mrs. Wm. Hand, Stanton, and Miss Mary Jane Morrison, of Phelpston. The funeral was held on Saturday to St. Luke's cemetery, Mulmur - Free Press

Jan.31,p.6:Richard Mortimer - Mr. Richard Moritmer, an old resident of Orangeville, passed way at his home on Mill St., early on Monday morning. Deceased had been in delicate health for many years, but was as well as usual up to a few days prior to his demise, when he was taken with a severe and, as It proved fatal illness. The late Mr. Mortimer was born in Yorkshire, Eng., in 1832. He came to Canada when 20 years of age, and has resided in Orangeville upwards of 40 years. He was a Methodist, a Liberal in politics and an Oddfellow, being a charger member of Maple Leaf Lodge. He was a quiet inoffensive man, and a respected citizen. He leaves a widow and a family of three daughters, who have the sympathy of their friends in their affliction. The funeral will be held to Greenwood Cemetery at 2.30 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon.

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Jan.10,p.6:Charles A. Mumford - Charles A. Mumford, of Chapman Valley, Parry Sound District, was one of the earliest, ablest and most respected citizens of the Magnettawan country. He resided in the Chapman Valley for sixteen years before his decease, and during that time filled many offices, both of honor and trust, in the district and municipality. For 13 years he held the position of Justice of the Peace, filling in with marked ability, dispensing to everyone that wise and even-handed justice which should characterize one discharging such a function. He occupied the offices of the treasurer and reeve of the township for many years, discharging the duties in a manner creditable both to himself and the municipality which he served.
He was a valued member of the Methodist church and freely gave his loving service to the offices of the church. His presence is greatly missed in the services and membership of the Chapman Valley church. He was a leader in the service of song, a generous contributor, a man of warm and helpful inspiration in the quarterly board, and was honored with the position of recording steward for many years. He was a sympathetic friend of the needy poor, his heart and hand being ever ready in charitable ministrations His deceased in a irreparable loss to his family, for he was a loving husband, and a kind and indulgent father. The funeral-of one so beloved and respected- was largely attended. Friends gathered from far and near to pay a last tribute of respect to a departed friend.
The deceased was a member of a highly respected family of the Township of Mulmur, a brother being Jas. Mumford, Randwick, Mulmur; another brother, Joseph Mumford, on the old homestead near Hockley, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Watson, of Orangeville. His wife was also a member of a highly respectable family, of Mulmur, Miss Levens. She still survives her departed husband.

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Feb.28,p.7: Agnes (Smith) Patterson - The death of Mrs. Agnes Patterson, widow of the late John Patterson, of Amaranth, took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adam Jones, East roadway, about noon on Friday. The deceased had been ill for the last two months , her ailment being due to a general breaking down of the system consequent on old age. The late Mrs. Patterson was 83 years of age and was a native of Armagh, Ireland. She and her husband came to Canada shortly after their marriage and settled at Weston, where they lived for two years. From Weston they moved to Amaranth, and were among the first settlers in that township. Orangeville at that time was a mere hamlet, with only one store and a single hotel. The young couple shared in the hardships and privations that were the common lot of the hardy pioneers of this section of Ontario. They lived happily together and prospered in this world's goods until Mr. Patterson's demise about 25 years ago. His widow continued to resided on the homestead up to eight years ago, when she removed to Orangeville. Last September her home on John Street was destroyed by fire, and since then she has been living with her daughter. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Alexander and Robert J., farmers in Amaranth, Mrs. Jones, this town, and Mrs. Wm. Webster, of Hamilton. There also survive a brother, John Smith, of Mulmur, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Whaley, Caledon, and Miss Jane Smith, Hamilton. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, the interment taking place at Greenwood cemetery. Revs. A.L. Burch and G.A. Rix conducted the services at the house, Rev. J. Goodman assisting. The pallbearers were her two sons, Isaac Sargeant, Wm. Webster, W.J. Gordon and Herman Jones. Among the floral offerings were a wreath from the decease eldest son, a pillow from her youngest son, a sheaf from her daughters, and a spray from her grand-daughter.

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February 28,p.6:Eliza Ann Patterson - It becomes our painful duty this week to report the death of Eliza Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. John Patterson. After a lingering illness, borne with remarkable patience and fortitude, the end came on Wednesday evening last. Deceased was buried in Mono East burying ground on Friday, after service held in the Presbyterian church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. F. Davey, assisted by Rev. Geo. Burry. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved relatives and friends.

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August 8,p.6: Florence (Duke) Reid - Death has again visited our village and removed from our midst, Flornece B., wife of Mr. Wm. Reid. Mrs. Reid, who has been under the care of Dr. Dunning and Dr. Hunter of Orangeville and although receiving the benefit of combined skill and the tenderest of nursing she succumbed on Friday last. The funeral was held on Sunday to St. John's cemetery, Mono, where the remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends. Impressive burial services ewre conducted by Rev. Geo. Gurry and Mr. Hornby. The bearers were Messrs, Geo. McMullen, John Vance. ?? Stock, Geo. Stock, Austin Fagan, and J.G. Lemon. The deceased was ? 27 years of age and possedssed many amiable qualities and her death is sincerely lamented by a large circle of friends. Besides her husband and little duaghter for whom general sympathy is felt by every one. She leaves to mourn her loss, her mother, three sisters, of Toronto and three brothers all being present at the funeral.

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Jan.10,p.3:Annie (Harrison) Sawden - When the citizen of our village were looking forward to a happy time on the Xmas festivities, on e home was blighted by the entering of the angel of death, and summoning a tender and loving mother from the embrace of a young family, Annie Harrison, beloved wife of Stephen Sawden, was taken suddenly ill on Wednesday Dec.19th, and despite the efforts Drs. Smith, Rooney and Moore, she passed away at noon o Friday, in her 32nd year. The mother and infant were interred in Shelburne Cemetery, on the following Sunday. The funeral was well attended notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather. The deceased leaves to mourn her untimely loss, an aged mother, of whom she was the only child, also a husband and six small children. Mrs. Sawden was born in Orangeville, was very industrious and much attached to her family as well as respected by all was had in the pleasure of her acquaintance. Rev. W.J. Tribble delivered a very impressive and fitting sermon at the house, from Psalms 90;12, "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." The pall-bearers were: Jno. Atkinson, Jno. Oliver, Albert Chipchaise, Abram McMaster, Geo. McComb and R.T. Stone. Much sympathy is felt for the aged mother and family in their sore affliction. Those from a distance were John Sawden, of Maple Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sawden, of Melville Cross; Mr. and Mrs. John Wardell, of Shelburne, and Mr. and Mrs. David Martin, of Dundalk.

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Jan.31,p.6: Rev. Joseph Simpson - Orangeville has been bereaved of one of her worthiest citizens, in the demise of Rev. Joseph Simpson. Mr. Simpson was an Englishman by birth, being born in Yorkshire 84 years ago. Yet he spent most of his long life in most hearty identification with the land of his adoption, coming to Canada when he was about 25 or 26 years of age. Early in life he was brought genuinely under religious influences, and was converted to God when he was about 21 years of age. Soon his new-born love began to express itself in little forms of religious service, which, being recognized favorably by his elders, he was pressed into - first the exhorters' and then the local preachers' ranks. After 4 or 5 years of faithful and approved service, he was sent to Canada by the Primitive Methodist Church of England, to be employed in the service of the regular ministry of the church in this country. After serving the regular probation, he was ordained to the full ministry. Mr. Simpson was married to Miss Hannah Woodill, a member of a family of distinguished daughters, three of whom were married to ministers, and of the other two, one was herself a preacher of sweet spirit and winsome power. Mrs. Simpson predeceased her husband 4 1/2 years. There survives them one son, Mr. Albert Simpson, of The Maples, East Garafraxa. After some years spent in the ministry, Mr. Simpson, for reasons which were wise and good, withdrew from active circuit work and was located first in the Township of Albion for five years, then in Garafraxa for 13 years, after which he and Mrs. Simpson moved to Orangeville where he resided in the honor and esteem of his fellow citizens till his end came.
Mr. Simpson was one of the pillars of the Methodist church in Orangeville and preeminently in the Providence neighborhood in Garafraxa. In the earliest days, before the union, he was in labors more abundant, preaching, conducting Sunday Schools, visiting the sick, etc. Since the union of the Methodist bodies in '83, he has been acknowledged blessing to the present Methodist church in Orangeville. He was a man whom to know was to love, transparent in character and pure in life. A sanctified man, he had clear views of the fundamental truths of the gospel and had proved and tested them in his own experience. In h is earliest life he was a preacher of power, and many are the souls that he was instrumental in brining to Christ. As a citizen, he always stood for the best interests of his country. As an official in the church, he was liberal, hopeful and strong. As a class-leader, he was helpful, encouraging and inspiring. As a father, he was a wise, true, loving and exemplary. As a neighbor, he was cordial and beautiful. In the quiet hours of Friday night, the 25th inst. his work being done he left church, friends and family, and went home to God and his eternal rest.

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March 9,p.2:Arthur Smith - A particularly sad death occurred at the home of Mr. Joseph Conley, 4th line, west, on Friday, the 22nd ult. Last August Arthur Smith, a six-year-old boy, came to Mr Conley's from Ladysmith, B.C., in company with his grandmother, who is a sister of Mrs. Conley. The little lad was taken ill with spinal meningitis and succumged after a brief illness. The remains were shipped west and will be interred at Vancouver, B.C.

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February 28,p.3:John C. Switzer - As announced in our last issue the death of our well known townsman J.C. Switzer, came with startling suddenness. Mr. Switzer was down street and was returning to his home when he was suddenly stricken with apoplexy, his death ensuing in a few moments. Although Mr. Switzer had been in poor health for two or three years, his condition had greatly improved of late, therefore the announcement of his sudden death came as a great surprise to his many friends. There were few better known men in the district than John C. Switzer. He was born near Bolton sixty-eight years ago. Learning the trade of a carpenter, her (sic) followed this for some years, after which he conducted a fuel and lumber business at Bolton station. For 25 years he held the position of bailiff of the Fourth Divisoin Court of the County of Peel and during a like period conducted a large business as auctioneer. From these he retired some years ago and had since been taking life more easy. He held many positions of trust in the community, as a public school trustee, in the A.O.U.W., of which he had been a prominent member, and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Directors of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Company. In all of these and in anything he undertook he displayed a great activity and thoroughness and these combined with his unimpeachable integrity, made him a very useful member of the commuinty. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and three sons; -Mrs. Sparrow and Mrs. Hutchinson, of Mono Road; Bolton, of Detroit; Abner, of Montreal, and William, of Medicine Hat. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon to the Methodist church, where service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Rodwell, after which the remains were interred in Laurel HIll Cemetery. The member of Bolton Lodge A.O.U.W., of which deceased was a prominent member, attended the funeral in a body, the burial service of the order being read at the grave.- Bolton Enterprise.

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February 14,p.5:Mrs. Alf. Tegart - A gloom was cast over the entire community on Saturday, when it became known that Mrs. Alf. Tegart had passed away after a short illness at the early age of 33 years. For a few days previous it had been known that deceased lady had little chance of recovery, still it could scarcely be realized that one, who only a short time before had been so active and useful, and just in the prime of womanhood would be called away from our vision; but her time had come, and He who knows all things best had taken her from this earth to enjoy His happiness in her eternal home.
Mrs. Tegart was an exemplary living lady, a fond wife, a good neighbor, and her pleasing manner endeared her to all.
When an infant of only three days her mother died and she was adopted by her aunt, Mrs. Jas. Mercer, and no father and mother ever idolized a daughter more than Mr. and Mrs. Mercer did their adopted child. No care or trouble was overlooked from her infancy, and she in return was most affectionate and loving to them.
Her death is the more sad and in her leaving an infant babe two weeks old, so strangely similar to her own case.
Mrs. Tegart was a great worker in the Methodist church, and will be very much missed; she was always prominent in anything that had for its object the good of an individual or community.
To her husband, relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy in their dark hour.
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Tegart, here, on Monday, were the following:-Mrs. M. Riobinson, and Mr. Harold Tegart, Barrie; Mrs. (Dr.) Tegart, Misses Ella and Hettie Tegart, Mr. Wm. Walton, and J.A. Mercer, Noble Greenaway, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Hall, Mr. Hamilton, of Toronto; Mrs. A.K. Tegart, Hamilton; Mrs. T. Babe, Shelburne; T.L. Mercer, Orangeville; Mrs. Salter, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Wm. Booth and Mrs. Dale Alliston; Mr. Cumberland, Rosemont. - Tottenham Sentinel.

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February 28,p.3:Martha (Quigley) Thompson - Martha Quigley, beloved wife of Mr. Joseph Thompson, of Shelburne, died at her residence on Main Street a week ago Thursday, after a brief illness. Deceased who was 51 years of age, although in poor health, had been able to attend to her household duties up to a couple of days before her death. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and one son. The daughters are:-Miss Thompson, teacher of the school west of Shelburne, and Misses Pearl and Maggie at home. The son, William Thompson, is employed with S.F.M. O'Flynn & Son., Shelburne. Deceased was a native of Mono township and was highly esteemed. The funeral was held from the residence of Dr. R.W. Rooney to Shelburne cemetery on Saturday afternoon. The services at the house and grave were conducted by the Rev. C.K. Master, B.A., of St. Paul's Chruch.

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February 7, p.7:Jane Torrance - Mrs. Jane Torrance, widow of the late Henry Torrance of Caledon, died at her home on John St. on Tuesday, at the ripe age of 77 years. The funeral will take place form her late home to the Forest Lawn cemetery at 2:30 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon.

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March 14,p.7:Robert Trimble - Robert Trimble, an old and much respected resident of Amaranth, passed away early yesterday morning at his home near Orangevile Junction. The deceased had been bedfast, for the last three months, and his death was not unexpected. The late Mr. Trimble was born and spent his early life in Chinguacousy township. He followed the trade of blacksmith in his native township and subsequenly at Sligo, near the foot of Caledon. He moved to Mono over forty years ago and farmed on lot 18, on then Mono and Amaranth townline. He has resided at Orangeville Junction for the last 28 years. He was twice married and leaves a widow and ten of a family. The latter: - Robert and Isaac Trimble, Toronto; Wm Trimble and Mrs. Wm. Johnston, Amaranth; Mrs. W. Trimble, Arcola, Sask.; Mrs. John Menary, Brampton; Mrs. D Sawyer and Mrs. John Proterfield, Amaraanth; David Trimble, Orangeville Junction and Miss Tillie at home. Deceased was a Presbyterian and a life-long Conservative. By his neighbors and acquaintances he was esteemed a man of sterling worth and his demise will be keenly regretted. The funeral will take place at two o'clock on Friday afternoon to Greenwood cemetery.

March 21,p.3 :Robert Trimble - The funeral of the late Robt. Trimble, whose death we recorded in last week's issue, was held from his late residence at Orangeville Junction to Greenwood cemetery on Friday afternoon. Notwithstanding the wretched condition of the roads, there was a very large turnout of friends and neighbors. Rev. J.R. Bell of Laurel, conducted the last services, and preached an impressive sermon from the text, "But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that slept," I. Cor., 15:30. Among the floral tributes were a wreath from a daughter, Miss Tillie, and sprays from Mrs. Ridley and Mrs. Goddard. The pallbearers were four sons of the deceased, David, William, Robert and Isaac, and two of his nephews, Wm. H. and James. The late Mr. Trimble, who was in his 78th year, was an old resident of the neighborhood where he died, and his demise will be mourned by many warm personal friends.

Jan.17,p.7:Mrs. Wm. (McPherson) Trothen - The death of Mrs. Trothen, which took place on Thursday of last week at the home of her nephew, Mr. Duncan Stevenson, Mill St., removes one the oldest resident of our town, she having reached the ripe old age of nearly ninety years. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Macpherson, was born in Kintyre, Scotland, on April 16, 1817, and came to Canada with her first husband, Mr. Wm. Brown, in the year 1844. They purchased a farm in the township of East Williams, from the late Rev. Duncan McMillan, who afterwards removed to Caledon Township, and died some years ago in Komoko, in his ninetieth year. After the death of Mr. Brown, she sold the farm and moved to London, where she was married to Mr. Wm. Trothen, The afterwards lived in Westminster, Caradoc and Strathroy, in the latter place Mr. Trothen died, and Mrs. Trothen removed to O Orangeville where she lived for about 12 years. She came to Clinton about two years ago, and lived with her nephew, Mr. Stevenson, in whose home, during her last afflictions, she received the most kindly care. Mrs. Trothen, who retained her faculties to the day of her death, had a retentive memory and was most interesting in conversation. She used to talk of the pioneers of by-gone days - of Mr. Meredith, of London, the father of Sir William Meredith, who looked after her business interests; of Mr. Ross, father of Hon. Geo. W. Ross, the brilliant ex-Premier, who was an elder in the little church at Nairn, where she worshipped, and of many others, long since departed. The remains were taken to Brantford for burial on Saturday morning last, M. Gripton, of St. Catherine's, another nephew of deceased, accompanying them to that place.

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March 14,p.3 - Rebecca Amelia (Gillespie) Wallace -On Thursday night Mrs Thos. Wallace, of the back line, died after two weeks' sickness from typhoid pneumonia, aged 54 years and 7 months. Mrs. Wallace was a daugher of the late George Gillespie, of the back ine, who was one of the pioneers of Melancthon. Mrs. Wallace was an affectionate mother, a good neighbor, and a valued member of the Gravel Road Methodist church. She leaves a husband and full grown family, two boys being William, of Barrie; Herb., of Toronto police force; Geo., Thomas, John and Benjamin, of Melancthon. The girls are Misses Elsie and Sadie, at home. The funeral, which was held at Shelburne cemetery on Saturday, was very largely attended, Rev. W.J. Tribble preached a very feeling sermon at the house and conducted the service at the grave. The entire community goes out in sympathy to Mr. Wallace and family.

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March 14,p.2 - W.R. Wallace - W.R. Wallace, a son of Mrs. John Wallace, lot 12, 3rd line, Amaranth, was killed near Medicine Hat on Saturday. The unfortunate young man was a C.P.R. brakeman and met his death while engaged in the performance of his duty. Particulars as to the nature of the accident have not yet been received.
The deceased, who was about 20 years of age, went west last spring. He worked at the trade of painter in Medicine Hat all summer and only commenced braking last autumn. He was a quiet, industrious young man and his untimely taking off will be mourned by a host of friends. He is survived by five brothers and two sisters, John A. and Percy, at home; James and William in Milwaukee; Miller and Mrs. Thos. Bell, in Toronto; and Mrs. Will Jelly, Amaranth. Profound sympathy is felt for the afflicted mother and family in their trying bereavement.
A telegram has been received by the family stating that the body left Medicine Hat on Monday morning. It will probably reach Orangeville on Saturday morning and the funeral will likely be held the same day.

 

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Jan.17,p.7:John Witter - John Witter, an old resident of Orangeville, died at his home in Markdale shortly before midnight on Saturday. The deceased had been very ill since shortly before Christmas and his death was not unexpected. The late Mr. Witter was born in the north of Ireland, but came to Canada early in life. He came to Orangeville about 43 years ago, and ran the present Commercial Hotel for many years. Seventeen years ago he moved to Shelburne, where he conducted the Mansion House, a leading hotel until about four year ago, when he removed to Markdale, He was about 72 years of age, and leaves a widow (a sister of Jos. J. and Miss Kelly, of this town) and three daughters, Mrs. G.E. Reynolds, Beeton; Mrs. (Dr.) R.W. Rooney, Shelburne; and Mrs. E. Bingham, Markdale, Deceased was a staunch Conservative, an enthusiastic member of the Orange Order, a Mason and a Workman. He took a keen interest in public questions and at one time wielded considerable influence in municipal and general politics in his community. By those who knew him he is described as a warm-hearted, generous man, unstinted in his hospitality. His remains were brought to Orangeville on Monday night, the funeral taking place form the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Jos. J. Kelly, Wellington Street; to the Forest Lawn cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon. Services were held at the house and grave by Rev. G.A. Rix, rector of St. marks and Rev. Mr. Robinson, of Markdale. The remains were interred with full Mason Lodge, Orangeville, to the number of 60 or more, attending the funeral in a body. The impressive burial ritual of the Order was read by W. Bro. C.R. McKeown, the immediate Past Master. The pallbearers, all member of the Harris Lodge, were Geo. McIntyre, R. Irvine, G. Wilcox, J.E. Booth, N. Gordon and A.A. Hughson.
Among the relatives from a distance present at the funeral were James, William and Andrew Kelly, of Toronto, Dr. R.W. Rooney, Shelburne, G.E. Reynolds, Beeton; and E. Bingham, Markdale.

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