OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1922

Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #40

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ALLEN | BLAIR | BROWN | BRYAN | DUKE | LEWIS | MCBEATH | MCCULLOCH | MCQUARRIE | NOBLE | NODWELL | SAGE | SHAIN | WARD | WATSON | WILLERTON

Nov.9,p.1: James B. Allen: James b. Allen died at his home, 63 Follis avenue, Toronto, on Thursday morning. Deceased, who was in his 60th year, was born in Mono, being a son of the late William Allen, a pioneer of that township He went to Toronto and joined the police force and served for 27 years. For the past eight years he was ticket collector at Lowe's theatre. The late Mr. Allen was a large man physically and was of a good-natured disposition and was highly esteemed by all who knew him, He leaves a widow and family to mourn his death. Robert and George Allen of this town are brothers and Mrs. George A. Leighton is a sister. They attended the funeral, which took place to Park Lawn cemetery, Toronto, on Saturday afternoon. The many friends of the bereaved family and relatives sympathize with them in their time of sorrow.

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Feb.16,p.3:Mrs. Donald Blair: The death of Mrs. Margaret Blair, relict of the late Donald Blair, occurred at her home at Tarbert, on Friday, February 3rd. The late Mrs. Blair was born near Tarbert, Scotland, in 1839 and came to Canada with her parents in 1847. Her father owned the farm at the Horseshoe Curve in Caledon, where she lived until her marriage to the late Donald Blair, also of Scotland, in 1860. The newly married couple lived in Caledon East for several years, afterwards moving to the west of Caledon, where they resided until 1876. In this year they moved to a farm in East Luther, where the subject of sketch continued to reside until her death.
Deceased was reared in a Christian home and was for many years a faithful worker in the Presbyterian Church of Grand Valley and later of Tarbert. She is survived by a family of nine, all of whom were present at her deathbed. They are Peter, of Rosemont; Alex., on the homestead in East Luther; Dr. J. K. of Arthur; Mrs. E.A. McDougall and Mrs. D. Barbaree of East Luther; Mrs. Cowie, of Preston; the Misses Mary and Maggie at home, and Miss Lilly, teacher in S.S. No I.
A large number of neighbors assembled at the home to pay a last tribute of respect to one, whom they had known so well and esteemed so highly. Among the many relatives present at the funeral were Mrs. J.R. Hughes, Orangeville; Mr. Angus Blair and Mr. Geo. Blair, Belfountain; Miss Etta Blair, Toronto; Mrs. J. Graham, Brampton; Mrs. J. Watson, Orangeville; Mrs. A. Davidson, Alton; Miss Margaret McLeod, Belfountain; Messrs Alex. and Allie McLeish, Caledon; Mrs. Allen McKinnon and Miss Kate Blair, Orangeville; Mr. and Mrs. McGregor and Miss J. Redmond, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Angus Norris, Orangeville and Mrs. N. McQuarrie, Caledon. The pallbearers were her nephews, Messrs Alex. And Allie McLeish, and her grandsons Messrs. Hector, Arthur, Herbert and Wilfrid McDougall. The services at the house and grave were conducted by the Rev. S. Lundie, of the Presbyterian Church, Grand Valley. Interment took place in the old cemetery at Tarbert, where the remains were placed besides those of her late husband.

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Feb.16,p.3:Miss Mary Brown: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Brown, West Broadway, have the sympathy of their numerous friends in the trying bereavement that visited their home this week in the death on Sunday morning of their little daughter, Mary (Dimple) a bright and winsome child of four years and four months. The little one had been in delicate health for a considerable time, suffering from an affection of the heart. She was survived by the sorrowing parents, two brothers and two sisters. She was the second youngest of the family.
A large number of friends and neighbors attended the funeral, which was held to Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Numerous floral tributes bore mute testimony to the sorrow and sympathy of friends of the family. Rev. F.W. Mahaffy, pastor of St. Andrew's church had charge of the service and was assisted by Rev. J.A. Reddon G.W. Lynd Laurel. Loss is peculiarly trying on bereaved parents account death only a week previously Mrs. Brown father late Mr. William Bryan Amaranth.

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Feb.16,p.3:William Bryan: In the death of Mr. William Bryan, briefly noted in last week's Banner, the township of Amaranth has lost another of its early settler and a resident who was held in universal respect. The sad event occurred very unexpectedly at his late home, lot 2,con 5, on Sunday, February 5th, after a very short illness.
Although in his 76th year Mr. Bryan was active and able to go about until a few days before his death, when he suffered a stroke, which eventually proved fatal. Deceased was born in Cork, Ireland, but came to this country with his parents when a small boy. The family settled in Albion township, where he spent the remainder of his boyhood and where he also taught school for some time before he moved to Amaranth about 45 years ago. Upon coming to this county he settled on lot 2, con 5, Amaranth, where he has since resided. He is survived by one son, James, living on the farm, and three daughters, Mrs. Wilson Dynes, Amaranth, Mrs. William Brown, Orangeville, and Mrs. Alex. Burk, East Garafraxa. Deceased was an intelligent, well-informed man, a successful farmer and a very honorable and straightforward in all his dealings. A sister, Mrs. William Woulfe, of Amaranth, is now the last surviving member of a family of four brother and two sisters. Mr. Bryan was n Anglican, a Conservative, and a staunch Orangeman. He was initiated in Enniskillen Lodge in Albion in 1866 and had been a member of L.O.L. No. 3330 Laurel, since he moved to Amaranth.
There was a large attendance of neighbors and friends at the funeral, which was held from his late residence to Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, February 7th. Rev. G.W. Lynd and Rev. J.A. Reddon, of Laurel, conducted the services at the house and grave. Deceased was buried with Orange honours, the burial service of the Society being read by County Masters John Bryan and J.A. Hughes and Bro. Lewis Johnston, all member of the Laurel Lodge. The pallbearers were the three sons-in-laws and three nephews, Messrs J.J. And Hugh Bryan and Chas. Woulfe.

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Feb.16,p.3:Mary A. (Curry) Duke: Following year's illness the death occurred on Sunday morning at the home of her son, Mr. J.E. Duke, 70 Salem Ave., Toronto, of Mrs. Mary A. Duke, widow of the late Wilson Duke, of Toronto, and formerly of Orangeville, Deceased, who was in her 76th year, was born near Orangeville and was a daughter of the late William and Jane Curry, pioneer settler in Amaranth township. She was a sister of the late Robert Curry, of Whittington, and the late James Curry, of Toronto.
The remains were brought to Orangeville by motor for interment on Tuesday, the burial taking place in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. F.W. Mahaffy conducted the service at the grave. A large number of beautiful floral tributes bore testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held and the sorrow which her demise has occasioned. Mrs. Duke is survived by three sons, James E. and Ernest W., of Toronto, and John H. of Winnipeg. Mr. Thos. J. Henry, East Broadway, is a nephew.

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Nov.9,p.1:Samuel Lewis: One of the early pioneers of Mono township passed away on Sunday, October 29th, in the person of Samuel Lewis of lot 29, con. 2,E.H.S. Mr. Lewis was born at Ahorey, Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland. His father the late William Lewis, familiarly known as "Master" Lewis, came to Canada with his family about the year 1850 and settled on the 6th line, Mono, south. Only a very small portion of the township was settled or cleared at that time. A few years later the family moved to lot 26, 4th line. Samuel Lewis was married to Martha Coleman, also of Mono, who predeceased her husband several years ago. The surviving members of the family are: Mrs. Robt. Brinkman, Violet Hill; Andrew Lewis, Mono; Thos. Lewis, Carievale, Sask.; And Jos. Lewis, Macklin, Sask. Mr. Lewis was widely known throughout the township and a general favorite with everyone. He was particularly beloved by young people as he was one of those rare characters whose hearts never grown old with years. In religion he was a Presbyterian, of strong Covenanter stock, and in politics a staunch life-long Liberal. The remains were interred in Shelburne cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Robt. J. Lewis, Thos. Kidney, William Halbert, James Robinson, J. Brinkman and James Rowe. - Shelburne Free Press.

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Mar.30,p.3:Mr. William Lewis: Mono Mills village and district lost its oldest citizen last week through the death of Mr. William Lewis who past away on Wednesday March 22 at the ripe age of 85 years and 8 months. The late Mr. Lewis was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis and was born in the County of Armagh, Ireland on July 18, 1836. He came to Canada with his parents when 11 or 12 years of age. The family settling on the east half lot 9 conc. 7 Mono shortly after their arrival in this country.
As a young man Mr. Lewis was engaged as a clerk with the late Joseph Alexander a general merchant in Mono Mills, then a much busier and populous village than it is today. He was subsequently with the late John Harris who later became treasurer of Caledon Township. Afterwards Mr. Lewis formed a partnership in the general store business with the late W.J. Mills of Mono Mills. For some years past he has been living retired in the village
On September 14, 1887 the subject of our sketch was married to Elizabeth Cullen daughter of Stephen and Sarah Cullen of Flesherton. The marriage service being performed by Rev. Thos. Cullen a brother of the bride. He is survived by his widow and one son Mr. C.W. Lewis of Toronto, Mrs. John Cobean of Port Elgin, Ontario is the only sister living and Messrs. James Lewis of Morris, Manitoba and Thomas Lewis of Orangeville are the surviving brothers. The late Mr. Lewis was a man of fine character and high ideals. As a citizen he enjoyed the respect and confidence of the whole neighborhood. As a neighbor he was kindly, obliging and always willing to extend a helping hand to those in trouble or distress. He was a staunch member of the Presbyterian church and had been an elder in Mono Mills Presbyterian church since June 1, 1890. He was also treasurer of the church for upwards of 30 years, resigning the position a few years ago on account of failing health.
In politics he was a strong conservative. There was a large attendance of neighbors at the funeral which was held to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Friday afternoon. Rev. J.A. Matheson the family pastor conducted the services at the house and grave. Rev. S. Dinnick of the Methodist Church assisting at the church. A number of beautiful floral tributes bore mute testimony of the esteem and sympathy of friends of the family. Pallbearers were a nephew Mr. James Lewis and five elders of the Mono Mills, Mono East and Adjala Presbyterian churches namely Messrs. D.N. Potter, Isaiah Hammond, W.J. Dodds, W.A. Donaldson and James Drummond.

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Nov.9,p.1:Mary McBeath: Miss Mary McBeath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McBeath, Fergus, died very suddenly last Friday. She had taken a glass of hot lemonade to ease a cough and in spite of medical aid she choked to death. She had been a sufferer of goiter for some time. Miss McBeath was about 20 years of age and was on the office staff of Beatty Bros. She was very popular with associates and the sincerest sympathy is felt for bereaved parents and sister.

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Apr.12,p.8: Eleanor (Raney) McCulloch: East Luther lost one of its pioneers on March 17th, in the death of Mrs. Robert McCulloch, after only a few days illness. She was a daughter of the late James Raney, of Esquesing, and came to Luther 47 years ago with her husband, settling on a bush lot, which is now one of the fine homesteads in this part. Their first year's experience was one of real hardships and disappointment - in loneliness, in crop failures and in the monotony of life. But, eventually success crowned their efforts.

Deceased retained her membership in Grand Valley Presbyterian Church from the early days, the pastor, Rev S. Lundie, conducting the funeral service. She had many of the kindly attributes of a true womanly instinct, devoted to her family and deserved respect shown by her friends. Besides her sorrowing husband she leaves five sons and two daughters: Thomas W., of Hespeler; James near Brampton; Mrs. D.L. Gear, or East Garafraxa; John, of Amaranth,; William, George and Jean at home. Mrs. E.W. McCulloch, of Grand Valley, Mrs. McGinnis, of Toronto are sisters, and Wm. Raney of Marquis, Sask, is a brother.

The funeral took place on the 20th inst., to the Union Cemetery, Grand Valley, four sons and two nephews, James A. McCulloch and Alex. Raney, acting as pallbearers.

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June 8,p.5:Sarah McQuarrie: The death of Miss Sarah McQuarrie, of Shrigley, on Monday night was very sad. Miss McQuarrie had been in failing health for some months and went to a hospital in Kitchener in February and about five or six weeks ago to Weston Hospital. With very little hope of recovery she desired to come home to Shrigley, so Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Bailey went to Weston on Monday to bring the patient home. Accompanied by a nurse they arrived by the night train Monday in Dundalk. Miss McQuarrie was in a very weak condition and passed away in the auto as they were nearing home. The deceased is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Geo. E. Bailey, Shrigley; Mrs. Jos. Cole, Centre Line and Mrs. McLean in the West.
The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon to Badjeros cemetery. - Dundalk Herald

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June 8,p.5:William Noble: William Noble, of Whitfield departed this life in Lord Dufferin Hospital, Orangeville, on Tuesday morning, May 23rd, at the age of 57 years. Deceased, underwent operations for appendicitis and stomach trouble a week previously and for some days his case was hopeful. On Saturday previous to his death, however, his condition became worse and death followed on Tuesday morning.
The late Mr. Noble was a son of the late William Noble, of Whitfield. On December 31st, 1890, he was married to Sarah Best and they settled on the old homestead, lot 7, Centre Road, Mulmur, where he continued to reside until his death. Besides his widow, deceased is survived by three sons, Clifford Noble, 4th line, Amaranth; Arthur and Wilbert, at home; and four daughters, Lulu, nurse, in Chicago, Ill.; Helen, Ethel and Bessie, at home. One brother, T.J. Noble, Calgary, Alta., and one sister, Mrs. J.J. Rooney, of Winnipeg, survive. Mrs. Rooney was present at the funeral, which was held from his late home on Thursday afternoon of last week to Shelburne cemetery. The funeral was in charge of L.O.L. No. 366, Whitfield, of which deceased was a member.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Josiah Marshall, Robt. Marshall, John Williamson, John Best. Thos. Best and Jos. Rutledge - Free Press.

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Feb.16,p.3:Geo. M. Nodwell: Mr. George Nodwell, a well known East Garafraxa farmer, died at his home on the 15th line of that township on Sunday morning after a short illness from pneumonia. Deceased, who was about 55 years of age, was a son of the late John Nodwell, 15th line, East Garafraxa. He leaves a widow and two sons. We understand that one of the sons has also been ill with pneumonia, but is recovering. Andrew. W.O., and Morgan Nodwell, farmers in East Garafraxa, John Nodwell, Grand Valley, and Edward Nodwell, of Erin are brothers. Mrs. Frank Heppenstall, of Owen Sound, is the only sister.

The funeral which was private, was held to Price's Corners Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.

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Feb.16,p.3: John Sage: John Sage, a well known and highly respected farmer of Caledon Township for the past sixty-five years, passed away on Monday, February 6th, after an illness of less than a week. Mr. Sage was in his 78th years, and despite his advanced years, was a very active man up to the illness that resulted in his death. He was born in Devonshire, England, coming to this country with his bride sixty-five years ago. They settled first a short distance from Campbell's Cross. Four years later he moved to the townline and engaged in driving and butchering. For eighteen years he lived in that section of Caledon, and then moved to the first line, East Caledon, where he had resided continuously since. His wife predeceased him three years ago, and their only son died in 1911. Mr. Sage was an active worker of the Claude Presbyterian Church and in his lifetime had witnessed many changes in the congregation. In politics he was a Liberal. Four daughters survive: Mrs. James Stevenson, Stayner; Mrs. Jas. Balmer, of Toronto; Mrs. Donald McLaren, of Caledon, and Miss Annie at home. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon following his death, to Boston Mills Cemetery and was largely attended.

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Nov.9,p.1:Mrs. Catherine Shain: Mrs. Catharine Shain, relict of the late Edward Shain, died at her home, west Broadway, on Friday afternoon. Deceased, who was 84 years of age, was a native of Ireland, but came to Canada when quite young. She was of a quiet, retiring disposition and greatly beloved by all who knew her. One son, Arthur of Toronto, and four daughters survive, Misses Frances and Catharine Shain of the Orangeville Public School teaching staff, Mrs. J.P. Fitzgerald of Mt. St. Louis, Ont. and Mrs. James Dolan of Mono. The funeral was held on Monday morning from St. Peter's church, where service was held, Father Bagnasco officiating. The pallbearers were Messrs. A. D. McKitrick, E. A. Robinson, William Moore, J. P. Fitzgerald, John Dowdall and James Dolan. Interment was made at the Forest Lawn cemetery.

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Mar.2,p:Ellen (Totten) Ward - Mrs. David Ward, an old and highly respected resident of Adjala and later of Tottenham, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. J. Rowley, of Connor, on Thursday, February 9th, in her 77th year. She had been bedfast for sixteen weeks prior to her demise and during her long illness was tended and cared for by her daughter with true filial devotion. Deceased, whose maiden name was Ellen Totten, was a daughter of the late Thomas and Eliza Totten. Her parents were both born in Ireland, but came to Canada shortly after their marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward had a long and happy married life together and had the rare pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding some four years ago. Two years ago the union was sundered by the death of the husband. The late Mrs. Ward was a member of the Anglican church, a sincere Christian woman and a kindly, sympathetic neighbor, who enjoyed the goodwill and respect of the communinty in which her life was spent. She is mourned by a family of three sons and two daughters, namely, Joseph and David S. Ward and Mrs. Rowley, of Adjala, John Ward, of Caledon East, and Mrs. Hugh McGill , of Toronto. Mr. David Totten, of Caledon, is a brother and the only surviving member of the family. There was a large attendance at the funeral, which was held to St. John's Church cemetery, Mono, on Sunday afternoon, February 12th. Revs. J. A. Matheson and D. G. Atkinson were the officiating ministers. The pallbearers were Messrs. Geo. White, Geo. Adair, John Tortington, Alex. Ward, Francis Rolley and James Irwin. There were a number of beatiful floral tributes.

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Feb.16,p.3:James Watson: Andrew M. Watson of McTaggart, received news from Vancouver on Tuesday that his father, Mr. James Watson, had died there on the previous day after reaching the fine old age of 92 years and 6 months. The late Mr. Watson was very well known in the Weyburn district, he having homesteaded ten miles south west of the present city in 1900, when the great trek westward was taking place. He was born at Orangeville, Ont., and leaves to survive him one daughter, Mrs. W.J. Bennett, of Weyburn,; and three sons, Andrew M. of McTaggart, and John and Wesley, of Vancouver - Weyburn, Sask., Review

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June 22,p.:Jesse Willerton: Mr. Jesse Willerton, a well-known and highly respected resident of Mono, passed away at his late residence, lot 21, con.7, on Wednesday, June 7th. The late Mr. Willerton was born in Lincolnshire, England, 67 years ago and came to Canada in 1873. One year after his arrival in this country he married Ann Jane McKenna, who predeceased him nine years ago. The deceased had been bedfast for the last two and half years. He was treated by different physicians, but medical skill and the gentle ministrations of those about him were alike powerless to stay the ravages of the insidious disease that had marked him for its victim.
Mr. Willerton was a man who possessed many excellent qualities and his memory will be warmly cherished by the community in which he lived. He was a member of the Anglican Church and for many years served as church warden and Supterintendent of the Sunday School in St. Luke's Church, Mono. He is survived by one son and three daughters, namely, John G. Willerton, Mrs. H. Howard, Mrs. Thos. Smith and Mrs. John Pierson. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held to St. John's Church cemetery on Friday afternoon, June 9th. The Rev. A. C. McCollum, of Allison, conducted the services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were W.J. Bower, Wm. McFarland, Geo. Lindsay, Sam K. Stinson, John Fish and Samuel Rawn.

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