OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1919

Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #38

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CURRY | DELANEY | HASSARD | HUNTER | JORDAN | LINDSEY | MORTIMER | POWELL | WILLLIAMSON

September 11, p.3:William A. Curry - The death of William A. Curry, a lifelong resident of the Township of Mono took place in Lord Dufferin Hospital, on Sunday morning, Aug. 31st, following a difficult operation for an internal malady that baffled the skill of the physicians. Deceased who was brought to the hospital only the day preceding his death, was a well-known and highly respected farmer, and the news of his demise came as a great shock to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. Curry was born on Lot 10, Prince of Wales road, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Curry, early residents of the township. Shortly after his marriage he removed to lot 15, close to Camilla village, where he resided up to the time of his death. He was 65 years of age and is survived by his wife and a family of two daughters, Mrs. (Dr.) A.E. Kyles, of Saskatoon, and Miss Birdie Curry, at home. Of a family of eleven two sisters, Mrs. Frank Galbraith, of Toronto, and Mrs. Alonzo French lliving in Michgan are the sole survivors. Sincere sympathy is felt for the bereaved family and relatives. There was a large attendance at the funeral, which was held to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Services were conduced by Rev. Mr. Coutts, of Camilla, assisted by Rev. W.M. Morris. The pallbearers were Messrs. Robt. Patterson, James Hand, G.H. Harshaw, Frank Galbraith, Thos. Turnbull and W.J. Curry.

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February 20, p. :JOHN MAY DELANEY - After an illness of many years duration John May Delaney, a well-known and highly respected resident of Caledon, passed peacefully away on Tuesday, Feb. 11th at his home on lot 21, 4th line, west, in that township. The deceased, who was 5? years of age, was born in Orangeville in the year 1862, and when four years of age moved with his parents to lot 25, Centre Road, Caledon, where he lived until 18 months ago, when he purchased and moved to the farm on which he died. Before his illness he was a very energetic, progressive and successful farmer, particularly fond of horses and in his day was the owner of many fine specimens of horse flesh. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Delaney, who predeceased him some nine and ten years ago. His death is the first break in their large family of seven boys and three girls. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place from his late residence to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Thursday, Feb. 13th. The Rev. T. R. White and the Rev. W. N. Carr, of Alton, conducted the services at the home, and Rev. F. Eley, rector of St. Mark's church, Orangeville, of which denomination the deceased was a member, officiated at the grave. The late Mr. Delaney is survived by his wife and two sons, William, on the homestead, and Samuel, a farmer in Caledon. His death is also mourned by six brothers and three sisters, namely: Ed. H., Sam M., and Thomas, of Caledon; William and Robert, of Toronto; Alex., of Sunnyside, Wash.; Mrs. Walter McConnell and Mrs. Elmer Harrison, of Alton, and Mrs. Joseph Island, of Orangeville. The many flowers which covered the casket bore silent testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. Noticeable among these was a large wreath from his family; a broken circle from his brothers and sisters, and a large spray from his sisters-in-law. The pallbearers were his two sons and his brothers, Edward, Samuel, Robert and Thomas. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

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August 7, p.6:James Hassard - The death of Mr. James Hassard, an old and greatly respected resident of the Mono Mills district, occurred at his home in Adjala township on Wednesday, July 23rd. While feeling the infirmities of old age, Mr. Hassard, who was 77 years of age, was able to be up and about until a short time before his death. Shortly before the end came he suffered a paralytic stroke, from the effects of which he failed to rally.
Deceased was a son of John Hassard and was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland. He came to Canada when a lad of sixteen years and resided in the township of Caledon for many years. Some years ago he moved to his late home in Adjala township. He was married to Jane Snell, a daughter of the late John Snell, of Mono Mills. His widow and a family of two daughters survive, to whom the sympathy of the neighborhood is extended in their bereavement. The latter are John Hassard, who lives on the homestead; E.J., a druggist in Acton, Mrs. Webb, of Edmonton and Miss Eliza at home. A brother, Robt. Hassard, is still living on the old homestead near Enniskillen, Ireland. Mr. Hassard was a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist church from his boyhood.
The funeral which was quite largely attended was held to Caledon East Cemetery, on Friday afternoon following his death. Rev. Alfred Laycock, the family pastor, was the officiating clergyman.

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September 11, p.3:Mary Elizabeth (Curry) Hunter - Her many local friends were shocked and deeply grieved by the news of the death in Woodstock on Wednesday night of last week of Mrs. Hunter, wife of Dr. A.J..Hunter, formerly of Orangeville. Mrs. Hunter had been in her usual good health up to Saturday preceding her death, when she was taken suddenly ill. An operation was considered advisable and this took place in Woodstock Hospital on Tuesday night., but unfortunately did not avail to save the life of the stricken woman. The remains were brought to Orangeville for interment, reaching here on Friday morning accompanied by her husband and their daughter, Dorothy. A large number of relatives and Orangeville friends were at the depot to meet the remains and to extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved husband and daughter, in their great loss. The funeral, which was by motor, was held direct from the depot to Greenwood cemetery, with a stop at St. Andrew's Church for the funeral service. This was largely attended and was of a solemn and impressive character. Rev. W.M Morris, the pastor, and Rev.Maj. A.L. Burch, of Toronto, a former pastor of St. Andrew's and an intimate friend of the departed woman, were the officiating clergymen. At the close of the service opportunity was given the friends to view the remains, before the casket was removed form the church.
A large number of beautiful floral tributes bore silent testimony to the sorrow and esteem of friends of the family. The pallbeaarers were Messrs. D.J. and H.A. Hunter, W.E. Armstrong, Jno. Norris, Jos. Coughley and Isaac Reid.
The late Mrs. Hunter was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Curry, of Farmington, She had spent nearly the whole of her life in or near Orangeville, leaving here about five year ago with her husband for Allandale. Eight months ago they moved to Woodstock, When Dr. Hunter was appointed Resident Physician in the Provincial Hospital for Epilepitics. During her residece in Orangeville Mrs. Hunter was a devoted and consistent member of St. Andrew's church and took an active interest in Ladies Aid and W.M.S. work. She was a bright, cheerful woman, who made many warm friends and enjoyed the esteem of all who knew her. She was devoted to her family, and her loss is a cruel blow to the bereaved husband and daughter, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of all their Orangeville friends is extended in thier time of sorrow. A brother, Mr. Franklin Curry, of Campden, Ont., and two sisters, Mrs. J.C. Limebeer, of Alton and Mrs. Jos. Cloughley, Toronto, also survive to mourn her loss.
Among the friends here for the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Arch. Campbell, Mrs. Snider, Miss Reid, Miss Curry and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Cloughley, of Toronto, Mr. F. Curry, of Campden, and Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Armstrong, of Hamlton.

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September 11,p.3:Edgar W. Jordan - The remains of the late Edgar W. Jordan, whose death in Detroit, was briefly noted in last week's issue of the Banner, reached Orangeville on Saturday morning and were taken to the home of the deceased's sister, Mrs. Lena Youmans, First Avenue. The funeral was held to the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saturday afternoon, Rev. Capt. Stewart conducting the burial service of the Anglican church. Mr. Jordan passed away very suddenly on the morning of Labor Day while preparing to go off for a day's fishing. His death was caused by acute dilation of the heart. Deceased enlisted during the war and had only recently returned to the duties of civiil life. He was skilful and succesful printer and a newspaper writer and at the time of his death held the responsible position of manager for the Fredercik C. Matthews Commpany, a large Detroit publishing and printing concern. When the sad news of his demise reached his relatives here, a brother, Ernest, recently returned from overseas, left immediately for Detroit to take charge of the remains and accompany them home. The pallbearers on Saturday were Messrs. S.A. McCartney, Dr. G.H. Campbell, J. Foley, John Norris, Geo. R. Gray and W.C. Hopkins. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Youmans and the other relatives in this sudden bereavement.

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September 11, p.3:William Lindsey - After a lingering illness borne with patience and christian fortitude, Wm. Lindsey passed away at the home of his son at Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask, on August 16th. The late Mr. Lindsey was born in Albion township, near Tullamore, on May 14th, 1836. Before removing to the Canadian West over 28 years ago he resided on the 5th line, east, Caledon. The late Mr. Lindsey was married twice, his first wife being Miss Ann Morrinson of Chinguacousy, and his second wife was Miss Rebecca Craig, of Toronto. Three daughters and three sons are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father: - Mrs. H. McDonald, of Weyburn, Sask., Mrs. J. Hunter of Toronto, and Miss Margaret, of Mono Road, John J., Wm. A. and Sam.D, of Saskatchewan. Two sister and two brothers survive him, Mrs Harper and Miss Mary Lindsey, of Bolton, Joseph and Robert, of Toronto. A large number of friends followed the remains to Prospect Cemetery, Fort Qu'Apelle. Service was conducted by Rev. M. Cox, Anglican and address was given by Rev. Dr. Rolley, Presbyterian.

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August 7, p. 6: R.L. Mortimer - (Editor of Shelburne Free Press /Succumbed on Saturday after a long illness was a well known Dufferin county newspaper man and formerly school teacher) - It is with deep regret that we this week chronicle the death of the dean of Dufferin journalism, Robert Lee Mortimer, editor and proprietor of the Shelburne Free Press, which sad event took place at his residence Main street east, on Saturday, August 2nd, after an illness of over ten months' duration. Deceased was in his 69th year. His death was not unexpected as he had been in a very low condition for two weeks or more. When his illness first seemed of an alarming nature, last fall,he went to Mayo Institute, Rochester, N.Y., And then returned to Toronto, where he took treatment for some time in the Orthopaedic Hospital. Later he spent nine week sin the Toronto General Hospital, where he underwent two serious operations. He returned to Shelburne early in the year, and for a time appeared to be getting stronger and was able to attend to part of his office duties. His trouble again took a serious turn, however, and he gradually became weaker, being confined to the house from June 1st.
Robert Lee Mortimer was born at Honeywood, March 28th, 1851 being the eldest son of the late Emanual and Joanna Lee Moritmer. He graduated from Rockwood Academy, Collingwood Collegiate Institute and Ottawa Normal School, and after teaching for a few years at Cookstown, Phelpston, and other places in Simcoe county, came to Shelburne, in 1879, when he had purchased it from George Raines, who had founded it in 1875. In 1893, Mr. Mortimer bought the paper outright from the company that had been in control. In 1897 the plant was a complete loss in the fire which destroyed the Hannah-Berwick block, but a new plant was put in operation as speedily as possible, the paper in the meantime being printed on the press of the Economist.
Mr. Moritmer was for many years prominently identified with the public life of the community, among the potions he held at one time or another being the following: Secretary Dufferin Library-Conservative Association; Secretary Melancthon Agricultural Society; Secretary Shelburne Turf Association; Treasurer Shelburne Public Library; Secretary Shelburne School Board, President Dufferin Press Association. For the past fifteen years he had been Treasurer of Court Shelburne Independent Order Foresters. He was also a member of Strathcona Lodge no. 326, I.O.O.F. and of L.O.L. no. 1321.
The funeral, which took place to Honeywood cemetery Tuesday afternoon, was under Orange auspices. It was a motor funeral. There was a good turnout of members of L.O.L. No. 1321 and visiting brethren. The service at the house and grave was conducted by Rev. Dr. McRobbie, of Vineland Station, formerly of Shelburne, a former pastor of deceased. The pallbearers were: Judge Vance, (Barrie), John Best, M.P., R.A. Riky, Hugh Falconer, Jas. Chalmer, John Mowat. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
Deceased was married in 1880 to Sarah McLean, daughter of the late Donald McLean of Priceville, who survives. Three sister also survive: Mrs. Geo. Tupling, Honeywood, Mrs.. R.H. McMaster, Honeywood,; Mrs. J. I. H. Devins. Kleinburg. - Shelburne Economist.

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August 7, p.6: Mrs. Chas. Powell - In the death of Mrs. Hanna Nichol Powell, widow of the late Chas. Powell, Orangeville loses one of its very old residents. The sad event took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tomlinson Hepton, West Ward, on Saturday morning after a lengthy period of failing health due largely to her great age. Despite her growing infirmity, the deceased had been bedfast only three weeks. During her last illness she had the constant care of her granddaughter, Miss Lottie Powell, a graduate nurse, who came from Barrie expressly to be with and nurse her grandmother.
The late Mrs. Powell was born at Malton, England, on July 15th 1829, and was therefore 90 years and 17 days of age when overtaken by death. She was married in England three of her family were born in that country. The family came to Canada about 64 years ago and settled near Oakville, where Mr. Powell farmed for twenty years. Forty-two years ago they moved to Mono and settled on lot 14, 4th line, east. They subsequently moved to Amaranth, where Mr. Powell died about 31 years ago, while living on a farm on the 7th line. Since his death his wife has spent the greater part of her time with her two daughters in Amaranth and subsequently in Orangeville.
Deceased was a women of the fine spirit and strong Christian faith. She was a staunch member of the Methodist church and until overtaken by the infirmities natural to old age took an active interest in the work and affairs of her church. She was a devoted wife and mother and her intercourse with her neighbors was marked by honesty and sincerity of purpose. She is survived by three sons and three daughters, namely George Powell, of Hamilton, Thomas Powell, of Elkhorn, Man., Wm. Powell of Creemore, Mrs. Tomlinson Hepton and Mrs. George Hepton, of Orangeville, and Mrs. John Claridge, of Toronto.
The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson Hepton to Laurel cemetery on Monday afternoon. Rev. E. R.Young, the family pastor conducting the services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs John Johnston, Edward Richardson and G.A. Grosskurth, of Amaranth, and M.McPherson, M.Varcoe and William Gray of Orangeville.
Among the friends here from a distance for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Long, of Walkerton, Mr. Wm. Powell and daughters, Lottie and Grace, of Creemore, Mrs. John Nance, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie West, Mr. and Mrs. John Claridge and Mrs. Alex Hepton, of Toronto, and Mr. Leslie Moore, of Creemore.

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September 11, p.3:Mary Margaret Willliamson - The death of little Mary Margaret Williamson, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson E. Williamson, Toronto, occurred at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Leighton, Third Ave., on Thursday evening, following a severe illness of about two weeeks duration. The little girl was taken ill unexpectedly while visting here. Her parents were at once summoned and the services of a physician and nurse were enlisted, but the skill of the doctors and the best care and attention that love could devise were unfortunatly unavailing to save the precious life. Little Margaret was a bright winesome child, full of laughter and sunshine, and was a general favorite wherever she went. Her loss is a cruel blow to the parents, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all their friends in the great sorrow that has cast its shadow over their lives. There was a large attendance of relatives and sympathizing friends at the funeral, which was held by motor to Greenwood cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The little casket was literally hidden by the mass of beautiful flowers, mute tokens of the sympathy of many friends and at the same time fitting symbols of the sweetness and innocence of the child life that had "gone before". Among these was a large spray of roses from Danforth Ave. Methodist Sunday School, which little Margaret attended regularly when at home. Rev. P.C. Howard of Cardwell, conducted the funeral service and four cousins, Frank and Reggie Jackson, Harld Bracken and Fred Sproule, were the pallbearers.

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