Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #42
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February 18, p.2:Ellen Jane Adair- Miss Ellen Jane Adair, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Adair, of Mono Mills, died at the home of her brother, Mr. W.V. Adair, of Vulcan, Alta, on Thursday, February 4, after an illness of only ten days from pneumonia. Deceased, who was well known and highly thought of in the West for the last nine years, where she had also made many warm friends. Miss Adiar was 52 years and 4 months of age and is survived by three brotheres, George and Dolson, of Mono Mills, and W. V., at Vulcan, Alta. The brother in the West accompanied the remains east, the funeral, which was largely attended, taking place from the home of her brother, Dolson, lot 24, 4th line, east, Caldon , to the Forest Lawn cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon, February 9th. Rev. R.G. Davison, pastor of Mono Mills United Church, conducted the services. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Craig, Wilbert, Edwin and Arnold Adair, four cousins and Alex Speers and Cecil Welwood. A number of floral tributes bore testimony to the esteem and sorrow of Western and Ontario friends.
December 30,p.3:Mary Ellen Anderson - Orangeville and Mono friends were deeply grieved by the news of the death of Miss Mary Ellen Anderson, daughter of Mr. Joseph Anderson, Second Ave., who passed away Wednesday, December 22nd, after a somewhat lengthy illness. Miss Anderson, who was 56 years of age, was born and spent the early part of her life in the Relessey neighborhood in Mono, coming to Orangeville with her parents about twenty years ago. Since coming to town she had been actively identified with First Avenue United church. She was a member of the church choir for several years and was also a valued member of the Orangeville Choral Society. While of a retiring disposition, Miss Anderson was held in the highest esteem by the circle of her intimate acquaintances. She is survived by her aged father, three brothers, Robert and Ben Anderson , of Mono, and S.J. Anderson, Toronto, and one sister, Mrs. Wesley Bell, Beeton. The funeral was held from her late residence to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Sunday afternoon, Rev. E.W. McBrien, the family pastor, conducting the services. The pallbearers were Messrs David Cooke, Wesley Bell, Wm. J. Stinson, Fletcher Stewart, Robert and Ben Anderson.
January 28,p.4:William Barrett - At the age of 68 years an [sic] within a few rods of his birthplace, William Barrett, a very highly respected resident of Melancthon township, died on Saturday, January 16, 1926.
Mr. Barrett's parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barrett. His wife, whose maiden name was Ellen Haney, pre-deceased him about 12 years. He had six daughters, two of whom, Mrs. Sharp and Mrs. Mills, have passed away. The surviving daughters are: Mrs. Limpert, of Lindsay; Mrs. Sivil, of Toronto; Mrs. M.J. and Mrs. P. McCue, of Melancthon. One brother, John of Toronto, and two half-brothers, Geo. and Fred, of Melancthon, are living, also two half-sisters: Mrs. Wm. McClelland, Melancthon, and Mrs. B. Chipchase, Toronto, and three full sisters, Mrs. Kennedy, Cobourg; Miss Jane Barrett and Mrs. Wm. Coates, of Toronto. A grandson, child of the late Mrs. Sharp, lived with his grandfather till a year ago, when he went to Toronto.
The late Mrs. Barrett was an active memeber of the Orange Order, being for several years past Director of Ceremonies in L.O.L. No. 906[sic], Melancthon. He was a Methodist in religion and a member of the Gravel Road Methodist Chucrh. In politics he was a Conservative. He was also a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters.
The fuenral was held from his late home, the residence of this son-in-law, M.J. McCue, lot 280, Con.1, N.E.T.&S.R., and was very largely attended. The cortege left the house at 1.30 o'clock on Monday and, upon arrival at the Gravel Road United Church, the service was held, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pogson, minister of Corbetton United Church.
The ceremony at the grave was conducted by the members of the L.O.L. No. 909[sic], of which deceased was a life-long member and also the oldest membef of the lodge.
Friends from a distance who attended were: Mrs. Robt. Kennedy, Cobourg; Miss A. Barrett, Toronto; Mrs. Coates, Toronto; Mrs. John Barrett, Toronto; Mr. T.H. Sivill, Toronto.
The pall-beares were Messrs. Geo. McComb, Wm. Madill, Henry Justin, Wm. J. Bates, T.J. Watson and Alymer Madill, all of whom were brother Orangemen.
Amongst the floral tributes were wreath and gates ajar from the family, also wreaths from mother, sisters and brothers and from L.O.L. No. 909 - Free Press.
Deceased was born in Caledon Township fifty-one years ago, and when a lad moved with his parents to Erin Village, where he spent a good portion of his life, which was mostly devoted to horses, having been foreman of the Ward Riding Academy, Keele street, west, Toronto, when he died.
He is survived by his father and one brother, Clarence, of Toronto.
The funeral took place on Wednesday morning from the C.P.R. station, on the arrival of the Toronto train, to Erin cemetery, when a number assembled to pay respect to the departed and Rev. E.H. Hall conducted the service. The pallbearers were: James Justice, J.P. Bush, Jas. H. Gibson, H. Matthews, Geo. Sanders and G.T. Scott - Erin Advocate
March 25,p.3:Margaret (Lindsey) Bowles - Mrs. Thomas Bowles, a highly respected resident of the Township of Chinguacousy, passed peacefully away at her home in Mono Road on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Prior to her marriage, 54 years ago, last 31st May, deceased was Margaret Lindsey daughter of the late James Lindsey. She was born in Albion Township, to lots north of Caledon East, and had been a resident of that section all her life. For about 50 years she and her husband residence on their farm on the 5th line of Chinguacousy, near Mono Road, but a few years ago they moved into the village.
The late Mrs. Bowles was a woman of exemplary Christian character, and is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs W.J. Russell, of 165 Sixth street, New Toronto; Mrs. James Elliott and Mrs. James Shaw, both of Mono Road.
Janaury 28,p.4:Mary (McLachlan) Brown - The death occurred on Saturday of last week of Mary McLachlan, widow of Alexander Brown, Sr., at the home of her son, Alexander, on the north plain, in her 76th year. Deceased was born in Erin township, Wellington County, Ontario, Previous to coming to the West, about 17 years ago, she resided with her husband in the township of Amaranth, near Shelburne, Ont. The surviving members of the family are John and Alexander and Mrs. W.J. Benett, at Lumsden; three brothers, Archie, John and Angus, and two sisters, Mrs. Arch. McGill and Miss Christie, all of Erin, Ont. The remains were interred at Lumsden cemetery on Monday, Rev. Wm. Titley, of Disley, officiating at the house and at the grave. - Lumsden, Sask., News-Record, Jan. 14.
February 4, p.3:Elizabeth (Keys) Bryan - The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Bryan beloved wife of Mr. John Bryan, for many years Reeve of Amaranth, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jos. McGowan, lot 13, 7th line, Amaranth, on Sunday, January 31. Mrs. Bryan had been in failing health for the last two years and had been confined to her bed for six months immediately preceeding her demise, which was due to pernicious anaemia. Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Keys, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Keys, and was born on what is now known as the Dunning fam, lot 1, Con.1, Amaranth. She was 60 years, 6 months and 9 days of age and is survived by her husband, two sons, Clifford R. and W. Earl, of Amaranth, one daughter, Mrs. McGowan, and the following brothers and sisters: Wm. Keys, Corbetton; Geo. B. Keys, Balcarres, Sask.; T.H. Keyes [sic], Orangeville; R.J. Keys, Saskatoon; Mrs. J. H. Cameron, Toronto, and Mrs. W.F. Grosskurth and Mrs. Sam Ritchie, Amaranth. Mrs. Henselwood, another sister, died at her home in Orangeville about eighteen months ago. The late Mrs. Keys had been a member of the Laurel United (Presbyterian) church for many years and was always heartily interested in the activities of her church. She was a devoted wife and mother and, as a neighbor, who was always held in the warmest regards, her death will be keenly felt in the dcommunity in which the greater part of her life was spent. There was a large attendance of neighbors and friends at the funeral, which was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. McGowan to Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. A.F. Webster, of Laurel, the family pastor, conducted services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Wm. and Thos. H. Keys, Sam Ritchie, W.F. Grosskurth, Geo. and Hugh Bryan. There were numerous floral tributes and the flower-bearers were Messrs. Russell Herman and Harvey Keys, Leslie, Harvey and Percy Bryan.
Friends present at the funeral from outside points were: John Lynn, Wilson Walker, and Mrs. C. Marchant, Schomberg; John Bradley, Hornby; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Harp and Miss Lauretta Morrison, Georgetown; MIsses Elsie McLachlan and Violet Bryan, Tottenham; Mrs. John Cameron and Mrs. Jos. Symington, Toronto; William Keys, Mrs. Alex McMurchy, Mrs. Albert Richardson and Mr. Hark Henselwood, Corbetton; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bryan and Mrs. and Mrs. Richard Bryan, Hillsburg.
February18,p.5:James Cameron - James Cameron, an old and respected resident of Shelburne, died at the home of his son, Fred, in Toronto, Monday morning, February 8, in his 83rd year. Deceased was born in Scotland. When 11 years of age he came to Canada with his parents on the sailing vessel "Susan" the tip taking six weeks. The difficulties of ocean navigation in those days is evidenced by the fact that on the way the "Susan" passed a vessel from Ireland that had already been at sea eight weeks, having been carried up among the ice fields by contrary winds. In 1862 Mr. Cameron commenced his apprenticeship as a printer with the late John Foley in Orangeville. He was in Racine City, Wisconsin, for a few months at the time of the Grant Presidential election in 1868-69, after which he worked with Jonathan Wilkinson on the old Guelph Advertiser. Returning to Orangeville in 1870, he remained there until the fall of 1878, when he came to Shelburne to start a printing office. In February 1879, he went into partnership with Geo. Raines to resume publication of the Free Press, founded by Raines in 1875, but which had been temporarily discontinued, as had also the Standard, founded by Geo. D. Cuttle - who revived the Standard for the 1879 election campaign. In October, 1883, a few weeks after W.L.Smith had commenced publication of the Economist, the Free Press was taken over by the late R.L. Mortimer, retiring from active service in 1912 or 1913. He continued to reside here until last fall, when he went to Toronto to live with his son, Fred. Deceased was a well-read man and took a great interest in the work of Shelburne Public Library. He was a director of the old Mechanics' Institue fro 1893 to 1896, and a member of the Public Library Board from 1906 to 1925, being chariman of the Board in 1907, 1913,1919, 1923, 1924, and 1925. He is survived by three sons, Fred, Toronto; Harry D., Windsor; James in the West. The funeral was held on Wednesday, February 10, from the home of Mr. Duncan McVannel, Shelburne, interment taking place in Shelburne cemetery - Economist
February 18,p.2:James Cobean - James Cobean, a former resident of Mono township, died at his home in Jametown, N.D., on Friday, February 12, at the ripe age of 83 years. Deceased, who was a son of the late Edward and Sarah Cobean, was born on lot 8, 7th line, Mono, opposite St. John's Church. After marriage he farmed for some years on lot 6, on the Mono-Adjala townline, where his wife died. A short itme after her death over 40 years ago, he moved to Jamestown, N.D. Deceased was a brother of the late Geo. A. Cobean, harness-maker in Orangeville for many years, and was the last surviving member of a family of nine brothers and sisters. He is survived by one son, John E., of Jamestown, N.D., and two daughters, Mrs. Harold Wray, Rodney, Ont., and Miss Agnes Cobean, a trained nurse in New York. The funeral took place in Jamestown on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Jonn E. Cobean, daughter-in-law of the deceased, is a sister of Mr. J.J. White, Orangeville. Mrs. Cobean and her children visited Mr. and Mrs. White at their home here last Christmas.
January 28, p.7:Mrs. John (Pinkney) Cobean - Oldtime residents here will be interested to learn of the death of Mrs. John Cobean, which occurred quite suddenly at her home in Stratford on December 29. Deceased was a daughter of the late William Pinkney, who kept hotel at Pinkney's Corners on the Mono-Adjala Townline in the early days. The Cobean family resided in Orangeville at one time, but moved to Stratford a number of years ago. The remains were taken to Buffalo for interment.
March 25,p.3:Angus Conley - There passed peacefully away at his late residence, 84 Beresford Ave., Toronto, on Tuesday, March 16, a former well-known resident of this district in the person of Mr. Angus Conley. Deceased, who was in his 62nd year, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arch. Conley of North Erin, where he was born and spent his early life. He is survived by his widow and three sister and two brothers. The sisters are Mrs. David Harkness, of Alton, Mrs. M. Corbett and Miss Annie Conley, of Toronto, and the brothers, Dan Conley, of Brandon, Man., and Alex. Conley, of Orangevile. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Conley was Miss Jane Rowan, of North Erin. During his last illness Mr. Conley received every care and attention from his wife, physician and trained nurse, but unfortunately their efforts did not avail to save his life. Deceased was a man of a quiet and kindly disposition, who possessed the happy faculty of making and holding friends. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved wife and the brothers and sister. Service was held at his late home in Toronto Wednesday night. The remains were brought to Orangeville Thursday morning, and conveyed from the C.P.R. depot to the home of his brother, Mr. Alex. Conley, Little York St., where friends and neighbors of the departed man gathered to take their last farewell. Interment took place in Greenwood cemetery at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, Rev. J.W. McDonald, rector of St. Mark's officiating. The remains were borne to their last resting place by Messrs. William Rawn, J. McDougall, Percy Conley, John Rowan, Archie Reid and W. Strowger.
The floral tributes included a pillow from the wife and sister, Margaret; sprays from Brother Will's family, Myrtle, Prudence, Birdie, Claude, Bess, Dell and Lorna; spray from the Runnymede Woman's Institue and sprays from Auntie Jean, Auntie Lizzie, Mr. G. Connon and friends.
Friends here from a distance for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Carson, Mr. John Rowan and Mr. William Rowan, Toronto; Mr. J. McDougall, Campbell's Cross; Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Kearns, Caledon East; Mr. and Mrs. William Rawn, Cecil, Russell and Angus Rawn, Mono Mills; Mrs. David Harnkess, Alton; Mr. J. Pickering, Shelburne; Mr. Arch. Reid Erin, and Messrs. Duncan and Arch. Conley North Erin.
February 25,p.8:J.J. Currie - A Strassbourg, Sask., despatch states that the funeral of the late J.J. Currie, Strassbourg, took place on Saturday. Service at the Currie home, eight miles south-west of Strasbourg was conducted by the Rev. S. B. East, pastor of the United Church, Strasbourg. Interment was made in the Strasbourg cemetery. Hemorrhage of the brain was the immediate cause of death, following an illness of two weeks duration. Deceased was in his 70th year. The late Mr. Currie, who was an auctioneeer of province-wide reputation, was born near Farmington, in Amaranth township, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Currie. He moved to the Strasbourg district in 1905 and had resided and farmed there continuously since that time. He is survived by his widow, four sons, Roy, Arnott, Wilbert and Nelson, all farming southwest of Strasbourg, and three daughters, Mrs. L. Bennett, Strasbourg, and Misses Jessie and Olive. When a young chap Mr. Currie worked for Mr. Varcoe in Amaranth. While in the West last year Mr. and Mrs. Varcoe had a very pleasant meeting with their old friend and only a few weeks ago Mrs. Varcoe received a letter from him.
March18,p.3:Mrs. Wm. Dafoe - Old neighbors in the Laurel district will regret to learn of the death at Niagara Falls, Ont., on Saturday, March 6, of Mrs. Almira Dafoe, widow of the late William Dafoe. Mrs. Dafoe was in her 90th year. Interment took place in Drummond Hill cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Mar. 9, service being held in the Drummond Hill Presbyterian Chruch at 2 o'clok.
March 25,p.3:Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Darraugh - Mirror lost one of its highly respected citizens on Thursday, March 4, in the death of Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Darraugh, who passed away at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. A.C. Godard, in her 76th year.
The late Mrs. Darraugh, was born in Hockley, Ontario, of Irish parentage, and was one of the pioneers of the district where she and her husband made a home in the days when that part of Ontario was a great forest and farms were cleared by tremendous labor from the heart of the wilderness. The deceased was blessed with a family of four children, all of whom survive; Mrs. F.A.Cooper, of Toronto; Mrs. Thos. Wells, of Gilbert Plains, Man; Mrs. A.C. Godard, of Mirror, and Joseph Dareaugh, of Bowell, Alta.
Mrs.Dareaugh has resided with her daughter here for a year previous to her death. Lasr summer she unfortunately fell and broke her hip and, although she rallied from this shock, at her advanced age she never fully recovered. During the past winter her health failed gradually and although the end came unexpectedly, it came as great relief from the suffering of the last few months, which she had borne with Christian fortitude and unwavering faith.
The service took place from Mirror Union Church on Saturday, conducted by Rev. R.G. Wood. The very beautiful floral tributes evidenced the sympathy of the community with the bereaved relatives. These included the L.O.B.A, Ladies' Aid and Sunday School of the Mirror Union Church, and numerous friends. Interment took place in Mirror cemetery - The Mirror, Alta, Mail.
January 28,p. 3:Alice
Florence (Jenkins) Davis - The death occurred on Tuesday, the 19th of Janaury
of Alice Florence Jenkins, the beloved wife of Stanley G. Davis, manager of
the Standard Bank of Canada, Cornwall, Ont. Mrs. Davis, who seemed to be suffering
from a bad attack of grippe, but which developed into pneumonia, was taken to
the Cornwall General Hospital on
Thursday before her decease and, in spite of the careful attention of special
nurses and the best efforts of the family physician, she was unable to make
a recovery. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, and twin sons 11 years
of age, John Ralph and Stanley Ross. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, also
To those in Alton who knew Mrs. Davis in past years it would be gratifying to know that she never failed to live close as always to the church and she was an active worker in the many departments of St. Paul's United Church at Cornwall. The many expressions of love and sympathy received from her many friends would tend to show that her kindly Christian life was an inspiration to those round about her and she will be very much missed from her wide circle of loving friends.
The funeral was held from the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Patterson, Alton, to the Alton cemetery on Thursday,21st January. The pall-bearers were Mr. A.G. Patterson, Dr. C.W. Davis, Mr. H.B. McClellan, Mr. Wm. Brett, all uncles of the deceased, and Mr. John W. Smith and Mr. J. Jenskins, cousins. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. F.N. Bowes of Markdale, a cousin of Mrs. Davis, assisted by the Rev. J. S. Stevenson, resident pastor of Alton United Church.
A number of friends and relatives from the immediate vicinity and distant points were present at the funeral.
Funeral tributes were received from: Quarrterly Official Board of St. Paul's United Church, Cornwall; Choir of St. Paul's Church, Cornwall; Ladies' Aid and Missionary Society of St. Paul's Church, Cornwall, Cornwall W.C.T.U.; Munroe Lodge L.O.L. No. 880, Cornwall; Eastern Star Rebekah Lodge, Cornwall; Oriental Lodge No. 263, I.O. O. F., Cornwall; Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Annand, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Boyd, Dr. and Mrs. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Carling, Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Devitt, Miss Edna Cumming, Mr. E.J. Cleary, Mr. John Cline, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Duquette, Mr. and Mrs. Graveley, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grey, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Gardiner, W.A. Hollister, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Kyrer, Miss Jerrom, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hirst, Mr. and Mrs. LaRose, Dr. McGuire and family, Mrs. J.P. St. Thomas, Post Master and staff, Cornwall P.O., Mr. and Mrs. G.A Stiles, Mr. A.H. Trueman, the Office staff Mcgill Chairs Ltd., Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Sidey, Mr. and Mrs. F. Stidwell, Mr. Fred Throsby, staff of the Standard Bank, Cornwall and Mille Roches, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Swan, Mr and Mrs. Ed Warner, Mr. WR. Young, Mr. and Mrs. R. Yuill, Mrs. V. White, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt, all of Cornwall; Dr.. and Mrs. O.L. Weaver, Toronto; Mr. H.B. McClellan and family, Stratford; Mr. John W. Smith, Hamilton; Mr. W.J. Jenkins, Alliston; Mrs. Victor H. Canham, Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Ethel Davis and family, Drayton, Ont.; Mrs. Christina Barber, Drayton, Ont.; Husband and boys.
Feburary 4,p.2:Margaret Jane (Horsley) Delaney - Mrs. Margaret Jane Delaney, a resident of Orangeville for many years, passed away at the home of her brother, Mr. James Horsley, lot 28, Con.3, Amaranth, on Wednesday, January 20. Deceased, who had been in failing health for several years, was born in Amaranth in 1860, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Horsley. She had been a sufferer from inflamatory rheumatism and, while she had borne her suffering with patience and uncomplaining fortitude, her death came as a happy release. She is survived by her husband, James Delaney, Orangeville; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Legate and Miss Sarah Ann Horsley, at home; Mrs. John Ward, Malton, Ont., and one brother James, of Amaranth. Three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Thos. Dowkes, Mrs. John Dowkes, Mrs. G.W. Ward and Richard and Thomas Horsley, pre-deceased her. The funeral was held from her late residence to Shelburne cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. J.A. Leece, assisted by Revs. AL. Shunk and W. J. Tribble. The pallbearers were Messrs. J.T. Horsley, Wilbert Horsley, Ernest Horsley, Ross Horsley, Albert Horsley and Jos. A. Dowkes, nephews of the departed woman.
L. Dodds - On Monday evening, February 8, one of the pioneers of Peel county
passed away in the person of John L. Dodds. Born in the county of Monaghan,
Ireland, 85 years ago, Mr. Dodds came to Canada with his parents when a small
boy. The family settled in the vicinity of Silver Creek, where his boyhood days
were spent. Later he moved to a farm near Caledon village, where he has since
resided. About sixty years ago he married Anne Dodds, who predeceased her husband
forty-two years. Over thirty years ago he was appointed Postmaster of Caledon,
continuing to hold this position to the time of his death. In politics the deceased
was a staunch Conservative. He is survived by a family of three: Mrs. W. R.Royce,
of Rockwood Ont., and Angeline and W.B. at home, and one sister, Mrs. J. Phillips,
residing in British Columbia. The funeral, which was held from his late residence
to Caledon cemetery on Thursday afternoon, February 11, was largely attended
by friends and neighbors. Rev. T.W. Mills conducted the Service. The pallbearers
were Messrs. Jas. Lamont, Reginald Lundy, S.J. McBride, S.B. Griggs, W.J. Warnock
and J.C. Warnock.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral included Mrs. W.E. Royce and Mr. Charlie Royce, Rockwood; Miss Ottie Lundy, Toronto; Mrs. R. Johnston, Bolton:; Mr. G.H.Cunningham, Grand Valley; Mr. Wm. McBride, Orangeville, and Mr. S.B. Griggs, Laurel.
February 18,p.2:Adam Donnan - Adam Dnnan, a lifelong resident of the township, of Adjala, passed away at his home, lot 6, con. 5, Adjala, on Saturday, February 12. Deceased, who was over 80 years of age, is survived by one son, Samuel, of Saskatoon, and two daughters, Mrs. Trimble, of Adjala, and Mrs. Byers, of Baxter, Ont. Another son, Wellington, was killed in France during the war. Mrs. Donnan, who was formerly Margaret Ann Cobean, of Connor, died about fifteen years ago. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, interment taking place in Sloan's Church cemetery in Adjala.
Deceased was born at Bowling Green, Amaranth township, Ontario, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ewing, of Drumheller, formerly of Amaranth. She came West a number of years ago, settling with her parents in the Verdant Valley district, when this territory was opened for settlement, and was highly respected in this community, having taught school in Drumheller during 1914 and 1915. She was not in the best of health and resided with her parents on the farm for a time and left in November, 1925, for Colorado in the hope that she would benefit by the change. In letters received from her there was no intimation that she was not improving in health and the news of her death came as a shock to her parents and other relatives and friends here.
The funeral service was held in the United Church, Delia, Alta., on Wednesday, January 20, at 1.30 p.m., being conducted by Rev. Mr. Gleason and Rev. Mr. Hayes. A large number of friends were in attendance from Drumheller and Verdant Valley districts. The numerous floral offerings which were received were particularly beautiful. Interment was made in the Delia cemetery. - Com.
February 11,p.2:James C. Finley - James C. Finley, who had been a blacksmith at the village of Badjeros for 41 years, died a few days ago at the age of 66 years. Mr. Finley was born in Tweed, Ont., where he learned his trade. Previous to his illness which lasted for two years, he was prominent in church work at Badjeros, being Superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School-for eighteen years. He is survived by his widow, one son and two daughters, namely, Clarence Finley, Banff, Alta; Mrs. Stanley Allen, Laurel, and Mrs. Wilbert Scott, Badjeros.
February 25,p.3:James C. Finley - In the passing away of James C. Finley, on Monday, February 1, Badjeros lost a well-known and highly esteemed citizen. Mr. Finley, who was a blacksmith by trade, was in business in Badjeros for forty-one years. His demise followed an illness of about two years. He was born at Tweed, Ontario 66 years ago. At Badjeros he was an active member of the Methodist Church for a long period and was Superintendent of the Sunday School for about 33 years, up to the time of his illness. He is survived by his widow, one son, Clarence, at Dewar Lake, Sask., and two daughtes, Mrs. Wilbert Scott, Badjeros, and Mrs. Stanley Allen, Laurel.
February 18,p.2:Catherine Garvey - Miss Catherine Garvey, a lifelong and highly respected resident of the Mono Mills district, passed away quite suddenly at the home of her brother, James, lot 6, con. 7, east. Mono, on Sunday, Febraury 14. Deceased was 55 years of age. The funeral was held to the Forest Lawn cemetery at 9 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, the remains being first taken to St. Peter, R.C.. Church where Father Bagnasco, P.P., and Father Sweeney celebrated requiem mass.
Dec.30,p.3:Lillian (Hayward) Gier -Keen sorrow was occasioned by the death of Lillian Hayward, beloved wife of Mr. Bert Gier, of Waldemar, which took place in Lord Dufferin Hospital on Monday afternoon. A week before her death Mrs. Gier was obliged to undergo a serious operation. She appeared to be making excellent progress, when pneumonia developed with the unfortunate result just stated. The late Mrs. Gier who was in her 42nd year, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hayward, who moved to Orangeville from Kenilworth a number of years ago, taking up their residence on First Ave. After the death of her father she moved to Brampton, where she lived until her marriage to Mr. Gier about five years ago. Decedent is survived by her husband, one daughter, Helen, a sister, Miss Cora, living in Toronto and a brother, Herman, Purple Hill, Orangeville. The funeral was held from the home of her brother to the Forest Lawn Cemetery yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.
February 4, p.2:Margaret (Hughson) Graham - Shelburne has lost an old resident in the person of Mrs. Wm. Graham, who passed away on Friday, January 22, following a lengthy illness. The late Mrs. Graham was born in Orangeville seventy-five years ago, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hughson, pioneer settlers in this district. Mrs. Graham had been a resident of Shelburne for the late thirty years and is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Thos. D. Murray, Main street, Shelburne. Her loss is also mourned by two grandchildren, Mrs. R.C. Broome, Windsor, and Mrs. Frank Murray, Toronto, and two sisters, Mrs. John Curry, Toronto formerly of Orangeville, and Mrs. Wm. Conniff, Los Angleles, Cal. The late Mr. Isaac Hughson of Orangeville was a brother. The funeral was held from the home Mrs. T. D. Murray to Shelburne cemetery on Sunday afternoon, January 24, Mr. A. Campbell of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the services at the house and grave. Among the friends from a distance for the funeral were Mrs. J. Curry, Toronto; Mr. Harvey Curry, Orangeville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray and Mrs. Wm. Heath, Toronto.
March 25,p.3:William Wallace Graham - William Wallace Graham, for about thirty years a resident of Shelburne, died on Sunday afternoon, March 14, at the residence of his son-in-law, T.D. Murray, Main St. East, aged 78 years. About ten days previous to his death he fell on the walk in front of the house and failed to recover from the effects. Mrs. Graham died on January 22. The late Mr. Graham was born at Mono Mills. Although quite a young man at the time of the Fenian Raid, he "joined up" for service. He was a harnessmaker by trade, following that occupation in Orangeville before coming here. He also lived for a short time at both Horning's Mill and Rosemont. One daughter survives, Mrs. Thos. D. Murray, of Shelburne. The funeral took place to Shelburne cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. The service at house and grave was conducted by Mrs. Argyle Campbell. The pallbearers were : Messrs. Jas Kannawin, J.J. Spilker, W.E. Tipping, A.V. Silk, J..A. Matthews, Irwin Dean. Friends from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray, of Toronto, and Mrs. Curry and sons, Orangeville - Economist.
March 11,p.3:John Green - John Green, a well-known resident of East Garafraxa, died at his home on the 15th line, on Tuesday, March 2, after an illness of seven months from an obscure internal maladay. Deceased bore his affliction with Christian fortitude and in the end slept peacefully away. He was a quiet, honest man, who was well liked in the neighborhood in which the greater part of his life was spent. The late Mr. Green, who was 51 years and 1 week of age, was a son of Mr. and Mrs John Green, who resided on the 15th of East Garafraxa for many years. He was born at Hillsburg, but the family moved to East Garafraxa when he was quite young. He was a member of the Anglican Church. His loss is mourned by his wife, whose maiden name was Evelyn Switzer, one son, Johnnie, aged 13 years, and two daughters, Myrtle, aged 10 years and Eva aged 3. He is also survived by his mother, four brothers, William, of Waldemar; James of Brampton; George and Joseph, on the homestead, and sisters, Mrs. T. Rodgers of Jessopville; Mrs. Robert Simpson, Henribourg, Sask.; Mrs. W. Martin, Oshawa, Mrs. John Smeltzer and Mrs. Wm. Collingridge, Arthur and Mrs. Ed Manley, Waldemar.
The funeral was held from his late residence, lot 10, concession 14, E. Garafraxa, to Huxley's cemetery, Hillsburg, on Friday, March 5, Rev. Newton Reed, of Grand Valley, conducting the services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Burk, Geo. Manley, A. McKitrick, Wm. Green, Jos. and John Smeltzer.
Among the relatives from a distance were James Green, Brampton; Mr. and Mrs. Spenser Checkley, Mr. and Mrs. John Smeltzer, Jos. Smeltzer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Colligridge Arthur, and Mrs. Wm. Milner, Toronto.
(Armstrong) Haddock - Minnie Armstrong, daughter of the late Joseph and
Mrs. Armstrong, died on Thursday, January 21, 1926, at her residence on lot
6, con.3, E.H.S., Mulmur. The late Mrs. Haddock was born in Mulmur in the year
1880. Her father came from Ireland in 1873 and died in 1914. Her mother died
four years previously. Their daughter, Minnie, was married in the year 1903
to Joseph Haddock and lived on the 3rd line, east, in Mulmur, until her death.
Mr. Haddock survives, also one son, Wilbert, and one daughter, Mrs. Wilfrid
Thompson. Surviving also are two brothers and two sisters, J John, of Earnscliffe,
Jas., of Amaranth; Mrs. Tom Sawyers, of Violet Hill, and Mrs. John Duncan, of
Deceased was a member of the Anglican Church, beloved by family and neighbors. Her early demise has cast a sad gloom over the community in which she lived as the sorrowing husband and children.
The funeral took pace on Saturday from her late residence to Mansfield cemetery, the service being conducted after interment by the Rev. Mr. Gray, at Mansfield Presbyterian Church. Amongst the floral tributes were; wreaths from the family, W omen's Institute, Haddock brothers, sprays form the J. Duncan family and the T. Sawyers family.
The pallbearers were her six nephews: John and Clifford Duncan, George, Milton and William Armstrong and Herman McKelvie.
Friends from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rutledge, Beeton; Mr. and Mrs. Calander, Alliston; Mr. J James Ritichie, Alliston; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Tottenham, and friends from Orangeville. ---- Free Press
March 18,p.8:Mrs. (Trott) Thomas Hall - The death took place in Hillsburg on Tuesday , March 2, of Mrs. Thos. Hall, in her 73rd year. She had been ill for three weeks before her death. She was the daughter of James and Susan Trott and was born in Erin Township. In 1869 she was married to Thomas Hall and has resided in this district ever since, coming to the village about eighteen years ago. Her husband predeceased her in 1919.
In 1922 she was married to Thomas Hall, of Guelph, who survives her. She is also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Joe.Robinson, Mrs. Chas. Cutagen, Mrs. Weir and Mrs. Smith, all of Wisconsin; also three brothers, Wm. Trott , of St. Thomas; Frank and James Henry, of Wisconsin; four daughtes, Mrs. Russell Fielding, of Saskatchewan; Mrs. Geo. Lane, of Mimico; Mrs. Barden and Mrs. Wm. Sommerville, of Hillsburg; one daughter, Mrs Harry Ellenton, predeceased her some years ago. Six sons also survive her: Will, Chas., Harry, Fred, Stanley, of Hillsburg, and Jack, of Alberta.The funeral, which was very largely attended, took palce on Thursday, March 4, a short service was held at the house, the regular service being conducted in St. Andrew's Church by Rev. Jas. Reidie and Rev. J.E. Pettit. The pallbearers were six grandsons, viz., Melwood Barden, Will Hall, Ernie Hall, George Ellenton, Matheson Hall and Arnold Hall. Interment in Hillsburg cemetery. The deceased was known in the community where she was respected by all as both neighbor and friend - Advocate.
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February 18, p.4:William Hamilton - After an illness of only four of five days, William Hamilton passed away on Sunday afternoon. The news of his death came as a shock to his many friends. Pneumonia was the cause of death. The late Mr. Hamilton, who was in his 70th year, was born on LIttle Rock Farm, Adjala, and spent his boyhood days there. When a young man he learned the trade of carpentry with Jas. A. Mercer, with whom he worked in Alliston for a considerable time. He also spent some years in the West and in the United States. Later, in partnership with his brother, Simpson, and Joseph Sloan, he engaged in the sawmill business at Athlone. Eventually he secured control of the business himself and conducted it with marked success for many years. While at Athlone he married Louisa White, and a little over twenty-two years ago they came to Tottenham, where he purchased the flour and feed business from Mr. Mercer. He ran this for a short time and then sold out to W. J. Ireland, the present owner. Shortly after this, he bought the elevator at Palgrave and bought grain there for about ten years, although living in Tottenham during that time. Two or three years ago he engaged in fox farming and was very successful. Just as he had reached the point where he was about to realize on his large outlay in this line, death intervened. For the past two years he was tax collector for the village.
The late Mr.Hamilton was of a jovial nature and made friends where ever he went. He was always straightforward in all his business dealing and his word was a good as his bond. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for many years and one of its best workers and supporters. When church union came into effect he became a member of the United Church. In his passing the community loses an honorable and valued citizen. He is survived by his wife, his son, Mercer, and his daughter, Jean, also by his brother, Miller, of Adjala. The funeral service, held at his late residence on Tuesday, was conducted by Rev. J.W. Fox, and interment was made in Mount Tegart cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. J.W. Nealson, of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Irwin and family, Mrs. John Irwin, Mr and Mrs. T. Holden, Mr. Geo.Marshall, Mr. M. White, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Hamilton, Mr. John Sloan, Miss Lila Sloan, Miss Rachel Sloan, Dr. Jackson, Mrs. and Miss Knight, Mrs. W.E. Deane, Miss Kennedy, Mr. W. Male, Mr. A.M. Tegart, Mrs. Mitchell, Dr. R.P. Lowery, of Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. W. White, Herschel, Sask.; Mr. (Dr.) Richardson, Mr. T.R. Coulter, of Barrie; Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Barton, of Beeton, Mr. and Mrs. N. Barton, of Palgrave; Mrs. Glassford, of Caledon.; Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. John McGloane of Alliston; Mr. and M. A. Winter, of Lloydtown; Mr. John E. Jackson, of Mono Mills.
There were a large number of beautiful floral tributes from friends of the family and one from the Corporation - Tottenham Sentinel.
March 25,p.3:Frank Harrison - Frank Harrison, for many years a well-known conductor on the C.P.R., passed away at his residence 725 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, on Wednesday , March 17, in his 79th year. Deceased, who had seen forty-two years of active service as conductor with the C.P.R., had been on pension for the last ten years. Mr. Harrison, who was born in Erin township, was an uncle of Mr. G.H. McLean, of Orangeville, his wife formerly Miss Elizabeth McLean, having been a sister of the late John McLean. Mrs. Harrison died about nine years ago. Deceased was a member of Glenmount United Church and was identified with Irwin Masonic Lodge. He is survived by one son and five daughters. Interment took place in Elora cemetery on Monday
March 18,p.3:Eric Hassard - After only five days' illness, Eric Hassard, aged 23 years, a student in his final year in dentistry at the University of Toronto, succumbed to an attack of plural pneumonia at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home, 100 King Street, Weston.
The late Mr. Hassard was born in Caledon East, moving to Weston with his parents 16 years ago. He attended the King street Public School and then the Weston High School from which he matriclated in 1916. Since then he started in destistry at the U. of T. and would have commenced his final examinations this month. He was widely popular locally and for the past two has been Sunday School superintendent at Westminster United Church.
Mr. Hassard has neither brothers nor sister and is survived by his widowed mother, Mrs. J.M. Hassard. The funeral was held on Tuesday from Westminster United Church to Riverdale cemetery.
March 11,p.8:Mrs. (Janet McGill) Morgan Henshaw - Word has been received by friends in Erin, of the death of Mrs. Morgan Henshaw, of Albany, Oregon, on February 9th, 1926, after an illness of two days from pneumonia. Mrs. Henshaw, whose maiden name was Janet McGill, was born in Scotland, and had reached the age of eighty-seven years. Her parents were among the early pioneers of this section. She and the late Morgan Henshaw, who predeceased her in 1917, were married on March 19, 1862, and lived on the homestead at the south of Hillsburg until about 1885, when, seeking a warmer climate, they moved to Oregon and took up farming near the town of Albany. Three sons survive: Dougald, George and Archibald, and two daughters, Mrs. Blatchford (Bessie) with whom she lived the past six years, and Mrs. Andernary (Jennie). One daughter, Nancy, died some years ago, also one son died in infancy. There are a number of grandchildren, also great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Donaghy, still lives in Garafraxa township. Mrs. Henshaw will be remembered by friends here for her loving disposition and the kindly hospitality of her home - Erin Advocate
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April 15,p.3:Eliza A. Hewitt - The remains of Miss Eliza Ann Hewitt, a daughter of the late Thos. Hewitt, of Orangeville, were laid at rest in Greenwood cemetery here on Saturday morning, the funeral taking place direct form the C.P.R. station to the cemetery. Deceased, who was 56 years and three months of age, died in Traverse City, Mich., on Thursday, April 8th, from hardening of the arteries, Rev. E.W. McBrien conducting the service at the graveside. A brother, Mr. Russell Hewitt, of Windsor, accompanied the body here.
February 4, p.3:Ellen Hicks - Mrs. Ellen Hicks, formerly a well-known resident of Orangeville, passed peacefully away at her home 24 St. John's Road, Weston, on Sunday, January 17. Deceased, who had been an invalid for the past fourteen years, was the widow of James Hicks, who died six months previously. Although an invalid, Mrs. Hicks had been confined to her bed for the short period of one week, her death being due to Pleurisy. The late Mrs. Hicks was a bright, cheerful woman and the possessor of a beautiful Christian character. She was a valued member of the Weston Baptist Church. The funeral was held to Orangeville on Tuesday, January 19th, interment taking place in the Forest Lawn cemetery immediately after the arrival of the mourning train from Toronto. The services at the house and grave were conducted by the family pastor, Rev. A.S. McGrath. many floral tributes bore mute-testimony to the high esteem in which the departed woman was held. Those who are left to mourn her loss are two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Chard and Mrs. J. G Bagnell, of Weston, and two sons, J. B. Hicks, Weston, and T.A. Hicks, Toronto. The friends who accompanied the remains to Orangeville were Rev. A. S. McGrath and Messrs. W.R. Barefoot, J.B. Hicks, T.A. Hicks, J. Bagnell and J.F. Chard.
A loving mother, a faithful friend, One of the truest God could send.
March 18,p.3:Mrs. Jos. Hiley - Mrs. Joseph Hiley, a former resident of Orangeville, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Corbeno, Herkimer, N.Y., on Tuesday, February 23. The remains will be brought to Orangeville for interment in the spring.
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March 4,p.3:Ellen Hogg - The death occurred on Thursday, February 25, at the family residence, 84 Geoffrey street, Toronto, of Mrs. Ellen Hogg. The late Mrs. Hogg was born in Dufferin County, but moved to Toronto with her husband about 1886 and had lived in the city ever since. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She was active in all good works and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, one son, Hilliard; one daughter, Mrs. E. Cunningham; two brothers and two sisters. Interment took place at Park Lawn cemetery.
February 18,p.2:William Hood - William Hood was born at Grandmoor, Yorkshire, England, December 28, 1884, and died at his home, southeast of Shenandoah, February 1, 1926, at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, four sons and two daughteres, two sons having passed on before: George, deceased; Henry, of Shenandoah, IA.; Joseph, of Orangeville, Canada; Fred, deceased; Lester, at High River, Alberta, Canda, and William C. at home. Two daughters, Carrie Zieseniss, of Crown Point, Indiana, and Ann Teatsworth, of High River, Albert,[sic] Canada. Fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; also one brother and three sisters, all residing in Canada.
He came to Shenandoah in 1874, being one of the pioneer settlers, and located on the farm where he has since resided a period of fifty-one years. At the time of his death he was the oldest settler in Morton township. He was of a very quiet, unassuming disposition. Those only closest associated with him knew his true worth. A loving husband and father, a great lover of his home, where he was always contented and like most to be. All found in him a good neighbor and a true friend, always ready to assist in every way he could to be helpful. In his declining health he was patient throughout his suffering in the same quiet way that he had lived his life - Shenandoah Ex.
Deceased was the father of Mr. Joseph Hood, of Mono Centre. Mr. Hood visisted his father in his Iowa home about two years ago.
March 18,p.8:Elgin Ray Horsley - Mr. and Mrs. John T. Horsley, west half lot 23, 2nd line, Amaranth, have the sympathy of the community in the bereavement that has befallen them by the death of their infant son, Elgin Ray Horsley, aged 7 weeks and 4 days, which took place on Wednesday, March 3. The funeral took place to Shelburne cemetery, Thursday afternoon. The pallbearers were Bert Horsley, Chester Horsley, Edgar Horsley and Earl Besley. The floral tributes were: Spray, Marie, Bernice, Russell and Victor Hall; spray, Stella Horsley; spray, Chester Horsley; wreath, mother, father and brothers. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. R. Horsley, Orangeville; Mr. and Mrs Geo. Stoddart, Orangeville; Mrs. R. Ward, Woodbridge - Economist
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Isaac N. Hughson - Isaac Nelson Hughson, an old resident of the Orangeville
district, passed away at his residence at Springbrook on Sunday, January 17th,
following a short illness. Deceased was born and had spent the greater part
of his life near Orangeville, farming a couple of miles west of the town for
a number of years. Some years ago he was appointed caretaker of Greenwood cemetery
and the waterworks reservoir. As a municipal official he was conscientious and
dilligent in the discharge of his duties. In religion he was a memeber of the
Anglican Church and in politics a staunch Conservative. His loss is mounred
by his wife, formerly Miss Maggie Lawson, of Orangeville, a daughter, Miss Olive,
now teaching school at Gleneross, a son., Bernard N., at home and two sisters,
Mrs. John Curry, Toronto, and Mrs. Conniff, living in California. Another sister,
Mrs. Wm. Graham, died at her home in Shelburne on Friday last.
A large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral, which was held to Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, January 19. Mayor Gillespie and other members of the town council attneded the obsequies in a body. Rev. J.W. McDonald, rector of St. Marks' Church, had charge of the services at the house and grave. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Jas. Montgomery, Edward Rennick, William Brown, George Smith, Wm. Hughson and Matthew Varcee[sic]. Among the floral tributes was a beautiful wreath from the town of Orangeville.
March 11,p.2:Stephen L. Hughson - Stricken by pneumonia, Stephen Lewis Hughson passed away at his home, 79 Ferrier Ave., Toronto, on Wednesday afternoon, March 3. The late Mr. Hughson, who was in his 74th year, was born in Orangeville and was a son of the late James Hughson. As a young man he went to North Dakota, where he resided until about twenty years ago , when he removed to Newmarket, moving from that town to Toronto about two years ago. During his residence in Newmarket he was engaged in the building trade. Deceased attended Riverdale Presbyterian Church and was a Conservative in politics. Besides his widow, who was Miss Sarah Storey, of Meaford, before their marriage, he is survived by one son, Ross, at home, and three sisters, Mrs C. Bonsteel, of Port Arthur, and Mrs. M. Galbraith and Mrs. E. McCormack, both of Toronto.
April 1,p.3:Charles H. Hunter - The death took place in Success, Sask., on Thursday, March 9th, of Mr. Chas. H. Hunter, eldest son of Mr D.H. Hunter, of Toronto, formerly of the Orangeville district. Deceased was born in East Garafraxa 35 years ago last 13th of December. He went to the west with his parents when quite young and when he reached manhood commenced farming on his own account in Wheat Valley, Sask. He followed farming successfully until two years ago when failing health compelled him to give up this occupation. He then retired to the town of Success. A devoted wife and two daughters, aged 9 and 7 years, are left to mourn the loss of a loving father and husband. He is also survived by one brother, John, of Toronto, a sister ,Mrs. Leslie Robertson, of Detroit, and his father D.H . Hunter, of Toronto, who left for the West immediately upon receipt of work of the serious illness of his son. Unfortunately he had passed away before his father was able to reach his bedside.
(Hughson) Hunter - Mrs. W.J. Hunter, a onetime resident of East Garafraxa
and Caledon, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Melody, 523
West Ave, Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday morning, December 21st, after an illness
of three months. Deceased who was 59 years of age, was Miss Elisha Hughson before
her marriage and was the oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hughson
of East Garafraxa. She lived near Caledon Lake for several years after her marriage,
but moved to New York state some 20 years ago. Her demise is mourned by her
husband and a family of five sons and three daughters. The latter are Lewis
H., Elkins and Emmanuel, of Buffalo, Walter and Alton, of Owen Sound, Mrs. Chas.
Marks, Detroit and Ms. Otis Hackett and Mrs. Geo. Melody, of Buffalo.
The remains were brought to Orangeville for burial, the funeral taking place from Hulse's Undertaking Parlor to Greenwood cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Rev. E.W. McBrien conducted the service at the grave. Service was also held at the home of Mrs. Melody in Buffalo at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Rev. Shalot officiating.
March 4,p. 3:Ronald Johnston - Ronald Johnston, formerly a well-known farmer of Erin Township, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. Hartley, 167 Pacific Avenue, Toronto. Mr. Johnston had been an invalid for the last two years. He was born in Erin Township eighty-four years ago and had devoted his life to farming there. Following his retirement some years ago, he lived with his daughter in Toronto. In 1868 he married Janet McLean, who predeceased him in 1911. He was a Presbyterian and a Liberal in politics. Surviving him are four daughters and one son, Mrs. Hartley, Mrs. R.G. McCraw, Mrs. A. Mather, Mr. T. Johnston, all of Toronto, and Mrs. W. Coulter, of Alliston.
December 30,p.3:John Lamb - John Lamb, an old resident of East Garafraxa, passed away at his home on William St. , on Wednesday, Dec 22nd, after an illness of seven weeks from paralysis of the throat. Deceased was 77 years and 1 mon of age, was born in Yorkshire, Eng., and came to Canada with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Lamb, when about nine years of age. He lived on part of lot 5, at the 16th line corner for the greater part of his life, moving to Orangeville about six years ago. His wife, who was Mary Suggit prior to marriage, died ten years ago. He is survived by on daughter, Miss Minnie Lamb, Orangeville, three brothers, Fred, Thomas, and Robert Lamb, and one sister Mrs. Jos. Lawson, all living in Michigan. Friends and neighbors extend sincere sympathy to Miss Lamb in her bereavement. The funeral was held to Greenwood cemetery on Friday afternoon Rev. E.W. McBrien conducting the services. The pallbearers were Messrs. Duncan and Neil McCormick, Malcolm Smith, James Suggitt, John Suggit and William Orr.
February 25, p.8:Martha (Campbell) Lane - Word has just been received of the death of Mrs. Henry Lane, Sr., at the home of her son, in Fortune, California. Her maiden name was Martha Campbell and she was born and spent her girlhood near Ospringe. In 1870 she united in marriage with Henry Lane, who predeceased her some years. They resided for a few years in North Carolina, then moved to California, where the family has since resided. She is survived by two sons, six sisters and two brothers, all in California. Deceased is a cousin of the Dyers, Lane and Tarzwells of Erin and Garafraxa; also Mrs. S. Huxley, Mrs. R.C. Nodwell and Mrs. Geo. Maltby and Messrs. Robert and Walter Campbell - Advocate
February 18,p.2:Florence (Colwell) Laverty - Citizens generally, as well as the many friends of the departed woman, were deeply grieved at the news of the death of Mrs. Florence Laverty, beloved wife of Thomas Laverty, who passed away at her home on York street, on Sunday, after a short illness from pneumonia. With the aid of medical skill and good nursing, the doomed woman, although always delicate, made a brave but unavailing fight against the dread disease that had marked her for its victim. Profound sympathy is felt for the lonely and grief-stricken husband in his great sorrow. Mrs. Laverty, who was 47 years of age, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Colwell, of East Mono. Twenty-five years ago she was married to Mr. Laverty and eight years ago they gave up farming and moved to Orangeville. Deceased was a a quiet, gentle woman, whose estimable qualities of head and heart had endeared her to a wide circle of friends. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, James and Percy Colwell, farmer in Mono, and three sisters, Miss Martha Colwell, Mono; Mrs. W.J. Holmes, Caledon, and Mrs. Herb Waines, who returned to Orangeville from the West only a few weeks ago. Mrs. Laverty was a member of St. Mark's Church, and the funeral service was conducted by the rector, Rev. J.W. McDonald. There was large attendance of relatives, friends and citizens of Orangeville at the funeral, which was held from her late home to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Jas. Colwell, Robert Laverty, W.J. Holmes, Herb Wines, James Irwin and W.J. Irwin.
The floral tributes included a pillow form the husband; broken circle from a sister Martha; wreaths from Mr. and Mrs. Waines, the brothers, James and Percy, and Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rutledge, and sprays from the Holmes family, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Laverty, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dedrick, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Irwin, Toronto, and Misses Florence and Eleanor Waines, Toronto.
Friends here from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Irwin and daughter, and Mrs. G.B. Lindsay, Toronto; Mrs. Robert Murphy, Alliston; Mrs. Wm. Lillly, Beeton; Mr. and Mre. R.J. Irwin and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McDonald, Colgan.
Carson Lee - Prof. S. Carson Lee, M.A. Professor of physics at the Manitoba
Agricultural College for the past 13 years, former secretary of the Manitoba
Teachers' Association, and for years a member of the council of the University
of Manitoba, died Tuesday evening at his residence, 311 Bartlett Ave., following
a short illness.
Prof. Lee was born near Orangeville, Ont., where he received his early education, matriculating with honors from the high school at that point. Later he attended Toronto University. In his freshman year he was awarded the governor-general's medal for physics. After graduating and obtaining his B.A. and M.A. degrees, he began teaching science and served in the high schools of Orangeville, Saint John, N.B. and Quebec City.
From Quebec, he came to Manitoba and was appointed to the science department of the Portage in Prairie collegiate. Then, in 1913 when the new Agricultural College buildings were completed on their present site, he was chosen head of the physics department there. Since the formation of that department it has been greatly enlarged and under Prof. Lee's supervision many informative pamphlets have been issued to the public. A great deal Of valuable work has also been done in soil analysis.
At college, Prof. Lee was highly esteemed by both faculty and students, and all realized the many sterling qualities he possessed. Besides the regular lectures of the curriculum, he delivered many at public gatherings.
Of his immediate family he is survived by his widow, and two children, Teddy and Margaret. Mrs. Lee, before her marriage in 1911 was Miss Alice McLean, daughter of William Farquhar McLean, a first cousin of William Ewart Gladstone. Three brothers survive, Prof. C.H., also a professor at the college, Geo. of Toronto, and William at Moosomin, Sask., and four sisters, Mrs. Fennell, of Toronto, Mrs. J. Hewitt, of Medicine Hat and Margaret and Elizabeth, of Winnipeg. Prof. Lee's mother died exactly 24 years to the day , before her son.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock from Holy Trinity Church to Elmwood Cemetery, Canon Bertal Heeney, of St. Luke's Church, and Rev. S. Wilkinson, of Holy Trinity, will conduct the service. Thompson's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The pallbearers will be educational men of the city. - Winnipeg Tribune, Wednesday, Dec. 22nd.
Mr. Martin, who had been ill for about a year, came from a family of four boys, two of whom, George, Oregon, U.S.A., and James, at Halcomb, Wis., survive. The deceased brother, Thomas, shared the farm, lot 3, Con. 5, Mulmur, with Edward after their father's death, the later taking up the whole of the property from then until the present time.
The late Mr. Martin was married on September 30, 1885, and besides his widow, he leaves on son, Beverly, and four daughters, Mrs. Jas. Fletcher, of Saskatoon, Sask.; Mrs. E.A. Stevens, of New Toronto; Zella and Lois at home. Three other children, an infant boy and two girls predeceased him. Six grandchildren also survive. He was a worshipper at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Rosemont, and in politics a Conservative.
The funeral was held from his late home on Saturday, the services being conducted by the Rev. G.L. Grey, of Rosemont. Interment took place in Alliston Union cemetery.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Jos. Rutledge, Thomas Fletcher, Joseph Heslip, William Ludlow, Emerald Ludlow, E.A. Stephen.
Among the floral offerings were: wreath from wife, and pillow from family, daughters and son - Free Press
(McKenzie) Martyn - A break in one of North Bay's pioneer families occurred
last evening when Marion McKenzie, beloved wife of Frederick J. Martyn, passed
away at her home on Worthington street east. The late Mrs. Martyn had been confined
to her bed since early October and death ended a long and painful illness. A
fine constitution lengthened the sufferer's life, even when all hope was given
up by her medical attendant. The late Mrs. Martyn was born in Thornhill, Vaughan
township, and came to North Bay with other members of the family in 1887. Four
years later the deceased was married to Frederick J. Martyn and has continued
her residence here for the past thirty-six years. The deceased was a sister
of the late William McKenzie, ex-mayor of North Bay and former Customs Officer
here and a sister of Mrs. Robert Rankin, also of this city. The late Mrs. Martyn
was an active member of St. Andrew's Church and a devoted mother. She is survived
by her husband, two sons, Dr. W.M. Martyn, of Toronto, and Ian Martyn, of North
Bay. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the last residence, 86
Worthington St. east , to Terrace Lawn cemetery. The funeral service at two
o'clock will be in charge of Rev. J. M Pritchard - North Bay Nugget.
The late Mrs. Martyn was a sister of the late Roderick McKenzie, of Mono township, and had herself lived in Mono for a number of years.
March 18,p.8:Mrs. Agnes (Fletcher) McCartee - Agnes Fletcher, widow of the late George McCartee, died at her residence, Victoria street, Shelburne, on Wednesday, March 3, in her 88th year. The funeral took placed to Rosemont, Friday afternoon, interment being made in St. Luke's Church cemetery. Deceased was for many years a resident of Rosemont, removing to Shelburne about twenty-five years ago after the death of Mr. McCartee. Two sons and three daughters survive: Harry, Shelburne; Dal., Taber, Alberta, Mrs. R. A. Jelly, Shelburne; Miss Dot McCartee, Shelburne; Mrs. Myers, Barrie.
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March18,p.8:Mrs. Margaret (McCauley) McQuarrie - On Monday, March 1, 1926, there passed away at her home on the 6th concession, Proton, one of Proton's pioneers in the person of Mrs. Angus McQuarrie, who suffered a paralytic stroke.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Margaret McCauley, was born in Scotland in the year 1842. At twelve years of age she came with her parents to Canada, spending her early life on a farm on which the village of Dundalk is now located.
The passing away of her husband, the late Angus McQuarrie, occurred three years ago. She was highly esteemed by all who had the privilege of her acquaintance. Her fine, lovable character was held in high respect by all who knew her.
She is survived by five sons and two daughters, namely, John, Dundalk; Donald, Edward, Neil and Angus, 6th concession, Proton; Mrs. Alfred Francis, Mount Forest. Two sisters also survive; Mrs. J. Marshall and Mrs. A.E. Chrisholm, Toronto. There are fifteen grand-children and eight great grand-children.
The funeral was held Wednesay afternoon, March 3, to Ventry cemetery. Service was conducted by the Rev. E. Annand, Presbyterian minister of Dundalk. Beautiful floral offerings covered the casket.
Friends present from a distance were: Mrs. W. E. Chisholm, Toronto; Mr. Archie McQuarrie, Horning's Mill.
The pallbearers were: Robt. Dunn, Samuel Gamble, Joseph Thompson, Martin Merklinger, John Francis and Hugh Nelson - Dundalk Herlald
March18,p.3:Mrs. (Sarah Jane Maxwell) James McMaster- Another of the old resident of the Orangeville district was called to her long home last week in the person of Mrs. James McMaster, who answered the summons that comes to all, at her home on First Avenue, early on Thursday morning last. Aged 84 years and 5 months, Mrs. McMaster has lived long beyond the allotted span, but her remarkable vitality and health enabled her to enjoy life and the society of those about her almost to the last. She was not bedfast more than two weeks before the final dissolution, which came quietly and peacefully in a manner that well befitted the close of a long life filled with good deeds and useful, helpful service Mrs. McMaster, whose maiden name was Sarah Jane Maxwell, was the only daughter of James Maxwell and Deborah Lougheed, early residents of the north end of Caledon. She was born and spent her girlhood on the second line, west, Caledon, and on December 26, 1860, over sixty-five years ago and more than six years before there was any Dominon of Canada, she was married to James McMaster, a Mono farmer, Rev. W. E. McKay, of Orangeville, performing the marriage service.Shortly after their marriage the newly-wedded couple settled on the property now known as the McMaster homestead, lot 6, Prince of Wales Road, Mono, where the subject of our sketch continued to reside for sixty years. On this farm her husband died in June, 1896, almost thirty years ago, and in this well-loved home the mother saw her children grow from infancy to manhood and womanhood and one by one go forth from its shelter to found homes of their own. Six years ago she left the farm and moved to Orangeville to spend the remaining years of a long and active life in well-earned leisure. As a wife and mother the late Mrs. McMaster was devoted to her home and the wellbeing of her family, who will tenderly cherish many a sacred memories of the love and the unselfish kindness of the one who is now gone. As a neighbor her kindness and her ready sympathy won her the warm esteem of the community in which her life was spent. Her home was always noted for its kindly, open-hearted hospitality and the warm welcome that awaited the visitor, whether a friend or merely a casual acquaintance. The late Mrs McMaster was a staunch member of the Presbyterian Chruch and was one of the oldest, if not the oldest surviving member of the Old Kirk in Orangevlle. She remember the building and the opening of the "Old Kirk" and attended the first communion service, which lasted all day. She was also present at the opening and dedication of the present St. Andrew's Church, her husband being one of the prominent members of the congregation, when the church was built. Mrs. McMaster had many interesting recollections of the early citizens of Orangeville, most of whom she knew quite well. Her memory extended back to the time when there were only three houses in the little backwoods settlement. A brother, Mr. Wesley Maxwell, of Caledon, is the only surviving member of her family. Her loss is also mourned by a family of three sons and two daughters, namely, Mrs. John A. McMaster, Vancouver, B.C., Mr. J. W. McMaster, Toronto, Mrs. A. M. Laird,Norval, Ont., and Mr. J. E. McMaster and Mrs. Olive Harshaw, Orangeville. Two married daughters, Mrs. Chas. McLaughlin, Norval and Mrs. T.H. White, Mono predeceased their mother.
The funeral which was private, was held from her late home on First Avenue to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. W. Mahaffy, pastor of St. Andrew's Church, conducting services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Jos. Lougheed, Brampton,Thos. H. White, Nelson N. Maxwell, John McMaster, Grand Valley, Alex D. and James McMaster, Toronto. A number of fine floral tributes bore impressive testimony to the estem in which the departed woman was held and also gave fitting expression to the sympathy so generaly extended to the bereaved family. These included wreaths and sprays from the W.M.S. of St. Andrew's Church; the ladies of the Continuing Church; the family; grand-daughter Nancy; Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Laird and family; grandchildren, Alex, James, Annie and Jean; Mr. and Mrs. T.H. White; Mr. and Mrs. A.D. McKitrick, Dr. and Mrs. Laker, Mr. and Mrs. H. Watt and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Snell, Miss Fair and the Misses McAuley.
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March11,p.2:Charles Miller - Mrs. Charles Miller, father of Israel Miller, R.R.3, Orangeville, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E. Weber, 113 Russell Ave., St. Catharines, on Friday, February 19, in his 94th year. Deceased had resided in St. Catharines for the last two years and will be greatly missed by all of his friends. He leaves to mourn his loss a family of four daughters and two sons, namely, Mrs. E. Weber, of St. Catharines, Mrs. W. Lovell, of Waldemar, Mrs. W. G. Gray, of Laurel, Mrs. Fred Shapley, of Courtland, N.Y., Mr. Israel Miller of Orangeville and Mr. J.H. Miller,St. Catharines. The funeral was held on Sudnay afternoon, February 21, from the residence of his son, Mr. J.H. Miller, 38 Junkin St., to Fonthill cemetery, Rev. Mr. Campbell, of Wallaceburg, Ont., a friend of the family, conducting the services at the home and graveside. The pallbearers were Messrs. Hookey, Bellows, Jefferies, Dickey, McCulloch and Gambell. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and furnished impressive tribute to the esteem in which the departed man was held and the sympathy of friends of the family.
Friends from a distance who attended the funeral included Mrs. W. Lovell, Mrs. Jos. Gingell and babe, of Waldemar, and Mrs. Carman Linfoot and daughter, Beatice, of Orangeville. - Grand Valley Star & Vidette
January 28,p.4:Francis Montgomery - At the residence of Mr. Andrew Phoenix, Second Line, Mulmur, on Thursday, January 14, the death took place of Francis Montgomery, in his 58th year, after an illness of less than two weeks from pneumonia. Deceased, who was a son of the late James and Mrs. Montgomery, early settlers of Amaranth township, was born in that township in 1868. The late Mr. Montgomery, who was unmarried, farmed for many years on lot 25, Con.3, Mono. He is survived by his mother, who lives at Balgonie, Sask, and by one brother and three sisters, John J. Montgomery, Balgonie, Sask.; Mrs. Thos. Black, Laurel; Mrs. Thos. Curry and Mrs. Wm. A. Ritchie, Balgonie, Sask. Mrs. John Bennington, Main street east, Shelburne, is a niece of deceased, and the funeral took place from her residence Monday afternoon to Shelburne cemetery, service at house and grave being conducted by Rev. J .A. Leece, pastor of Wesley United Church. The pall-bearers were: W. Creary, Andrew Phoenix, James Foster, Samuel Ewing, H. Walker, and Robert Phoenix. -Economist
February 18,p.2:Mrs. J. J. (Warnock) Nebitt - The people of Caledon and friends elsewhere sympathize very sincerely with the family of the late Mrs. John J . Nesbitt, Centre Road, Caledon, who passed away quite unexpectedly on Monday morning, February 8, following an attack of heart trouble. Mrs. Nesbitt appeared to be in her usual health when she retired on Sunday night. When she did not arise at the usual time on Monday morning her daughter, Mrs. Thompson Nesbitt, went to her room to awaken her, and was inexpressibly shocked to discover that she had passed away in her sleep. The late Mrs. Nesbitt was a daughter of the late Joseph Warnock of Caledon, where she was born 69 years ago. She had resided on lot 12, Centre Road, Caledon, from the time of her marriage until her death. Her husband predeceased her a number of years ago and she is survived by two sons, Thompson and Joseph, both of Caledon. Her loss is also mourned by two sisters, Mrs. Albert Vanwyck, Detroit, and Mrs. Robert Faulkner, Caledon, and three brotheres, John , James and W.J. Warnock, of Caledon. The late Mrs. Nesbitt was a kindly hospitable woman, whose warm, sympathetic nature and readiness to do a good turn had won her a high place in the esteem of the community. Deceased was a staunch member the Knox United Church, Caledon. There was an impressive gathering of friends and neighbors at the bereaved home for the funeral service, which was conducted by Rev. T.W. Mills, of Caledon, Wednesday afternoon, internment taking place in the Forest Lawn cemetery, Orangeville.
March 18,p.4:William Nelson- Wm. Nelson, well known resident of Mono Road, who has been living at the home of his nephew, Alex. Nelson, was found dead in bed Wednesday morning, March 10th. Death was due to heart failure. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Patterson, of Caledon, one brother, Geo. Nelson, of Mono Road; three sisters, Mrs. J.T. Scott, Toronto; Mrs. Bracken, Neepawa, Man.; Mrs. W.J. Speers, Caledon. Mr. Nelson was born on the third line, Caldeon, and was a farmer all his life.
March 25,p.3:Elizabeth S. (Duckworth) Nicholson - Orangeville lost a well-known citizens (sic) on Friday night in the person of Elizabeth S. Duckworth, beloved wife of Mr. George Nicholson, Townline St. Deceased had been ill for the last two weeks with an internal malady that defied the best efforts of medical skill. Toward the end she suffered a great deal, but bore her pain and weakness with Christian patience and fortitude. Mrs. Nicholson, who was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Duckworth, citizens of Orangevillet (sic) for many years, was born in Durban, South Africa. When she was three years of age her parents returned to England and five years later decided to try their fortunes in Canada. She had been a resident of Orangeville for about fifty years and in that time had made many warm friends to whom the news of her demise brought real sorrow. There is also general sympathy for her husband and brother, Mrs. George Duckworth, of Alton, who survive to mourn her loss. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson conducted a large greenhouse business at the south end of John St. This they sold to Mr. E.A. Parson some ten years ago. The late Mrs. Nicholson was a member and an active supporter of First Avenue United Church.
The funeral was held from her late residence to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Monday afternoon, Rev. E.W.McBrien, her pastor, conducting services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were her brother, George Duckworth, a brother-in-law; J.J. Nicholson, of Hamilton, and four nephews, Austin Nicholson, Toronto; Jos. Dermott, Wm. Cullen and J.E. Maltby.
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J. Patterson - Robert John Patterson, an old and highly respected resident
of this district, passed peacefully away at his home on Zina St. at 6 o'clock
on Sunday morning February 14, after an illness of about one year from the effects
of a partial stroke. Deceased who was 74 years and 3 months of age, was born
in Weston, but when he was 8 years old his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson,
moved to Amaranth, settling on the 3rd line close to the present station of
Fraxa Junction., Here Mr. Patterson lived and farmed successfully until six
years ago, when he and his wife retired and came to Orangeville to spend the
remainder of their days.Forty-eight years ago the subject of our sketch was
married to Miss Margaret Dudgeon, who survives with four daughters, Mrs. Lyman
Potter, Bowling Green; Mrs. Wm. Morrow, Amaranth; Mrs. J.H. Russell, Cleveland,
Ohio., who has been staying with her parents since last December, and Miss Blanche
Patterson, Toronto. Mr. Alex Patterson, Fraxa Junction, is a brother, and Mrs.
Wm. Webster and Mrs. St. Croix, Hamilton, are the surviving sisters. Deceased
was an honorable, straightforward man and was warmly esteemed by his neighbors
and friends. He was a member and, until his last illness, a regular attendant
of St. Andrew's Church. A large number of friends and old neighbors attended
the funeral, which was held from his late residence to Greenwood cemetery on
Tuedsay afternoon, Rev. F.W. Mahaffy conducting services. The pallbearers were
Wm. Morrow and Lyman Potter, sons-in-law and Irwin Dudgeon, Joseph McKittrick,
John Patterson and Harold Patterson. Among the floweres noticed were a pillow
from the family, sheafs from Mrs. Wm. Webster, Hamilton, Alex Patterson and
family, Mrs. Geo French and Mrs. I. Sargent, Margaret Campbell and Mrs. Roy
Richmond, Toronto, and the Ontario Honey Producers Co-operative Company, Toronto,
and sprays from the grandsons and Miss Clara Kannawin,Toronto.
The late Mr. Pickering was born in the village of Zephyr, Ontario County on June 2nd, 1874. He was for about two years foreman of the Watt Milling Co., in Shelburne, several years ago. He was a carpenter by trade, but had been in poor health for some time previous to his death.
One son, Herbert, and three brothers survive, James, of Shelburne; Edgar, of Burk's Falls, and William of Newmarket.
The funeral service was held at Speir's funeral chapel, Dundas St. W. , Toronto, on Friday, the body arriving on the noon train for interment in Shelburne cemetery . - Free Press
March 11,p.7:Ellen (Delaney) Porterfield - An old and widely-known resident of the Melville district was called home last week in the person of Mrs. Ellen Porterfield, whose death took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Fines, lot 27, Centre Road, Caledon, late on Saturday, March 6. Deceased, who was in her 80th year, was the widow of the late John Porterfield, whose death occurred at Melville some 27 years ago. Despite her advanced years, Mrs. Portefield was active and able to go about the house until ten days before her death, when she contracted a cold, which subsequently developed into bronchial pneumonia.The late Mrs. Porterfield, whose maiden name was Ellen Delaney, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Delaney, early settlers in the north of Caledon. She was born on Lot 28, Centre Road on the farm now occupied by Mr. Harry Torrance and had spent her lifetime in this neighborhood. A warm-hearted, kindly woman, ever ready to sympathize and lend a helping hand to those in trouble of any kind, deceased was held in high esteem by her neighbours and the community generally. She was a member of the Anglican church and lived an exemplary life. Mrs. Porterfield was the last member of a family of ten brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn her loss a family of two sons, John Porterfied, Fraxa Junction, and A.E. Porterfield, Toronto, and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Sawden and Mrs. David Fines, of Melville. Another daughter, Mrs. Jas. Boyle, died some years ago and two children died in infancy. The funeral, which was quite largely attended by relatives and neighbors, was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fines to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. F. W. Mahaffy conducting services at the house and graveside. The pallbearers were Messrs. Andrew and Ernest Adams, Albert Sawden, David Fines and the two sons, John and Alex Porterfield. The floral tributes included a pillow from the family, a wreath from the grandchildren and sprays from Andrew Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Adams.
Among the friends form a distance were Mrs. James Boyle, Violet Hill; Capt. W.J. Adams, Wingham; Samuel and Thos. Delaney, Brampton; Mrs. and Mrs. A.E. Porterfield, Toronto, and Mrs. Miles Bacon, Erin.
Raeburn: Mr. John Raeburn, a lifelong resident of Caledon township,
passed away at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Robert Raeburn, lot 16, con 1,
east Caledon, on Saturday night, December 11th, at the ripe ago of 90 years,
7 mos. and 13 days. Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raeburn,
who came to Canada from Ireland and settled in the vicinity of Caledon village
about a century ago. He was a blacksmith and wagon maker by trade and carried
on his trade in Caledon village for many years. A quiet, industrious man and
a good neighbor, deceased enjoyed the respect and goodwill of the community
to a marked degree, He was a staunch member of Knox United church, Caledon,
and a Liberal in politics. His loss is mourned by his aged wife, formerly Miss
Sophia Clark, and a family of two sons and seven daughters. The latter are:
John, of Portland, Oregon; Sam, of Caledon; Misses Clara and Lily and Mrs. Trueman,
of Pittsburg, Pa.; Miss Via, of Toronto; Mrs. Small, Hamilton; Mrs. Robert Raeburn,
Caledon, and Mrs. Wesley Mackie, of Bowmanville.
The funeral, which was largely attended by friends and neighbors of the departed man, was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Raeburn to Caledon cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T.W. Mills conducting services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Hector and Fraser McLeish, Jos. Rayburn, Jos. E. Rayburn (Orangeville), Rutledge Wallace and Crozier Rutledge A large number of floral tributes ore testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Janaury 28,p.8:Sarah Randall - Mrs. Sarah Randall, wife of George Randall, a well-known resident of the second concession of Catham [sic] township, passed away in the General Hospital at Chatham on Sunday, after an illness of two weeks' duration. Mr. and Mrs. Randall have resided in Chatham and vicinity since their return from the Canadian West some six years ago. Deceased was held in the highest of esteem throughout the community and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her death. Surviving are her husband, one son, Elmer Randall, at home; one brother, James Logan, at Croton; and four sisters, Mrs. Geo. Kidd and Mrs. John Rayburn, of Orangeville; Mrs. Townsend of Michigan, and Mrs. Benson Houston of Croton.The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from her late residence to the Tupperville cemetery for internment. Rev. A.E. Jones, pastor of the Victoria Avenue United Church, officiated. - Thamesville Herald.
Feburary 11,p.2:James Richardson - In the death of Friday, February 5th, of Mr. James Richardson, the Orangeville district has lost a well-known and highly-respected resident. The end came peacefully after an illness of about one year from heart trouble and a general breakdown following a severe attack of the flu. James Ricahrdson, who was in his 70th year, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Richardson, early settlers in Orangeville. His parents came to Canada from Westmoreland, England, seventy years ago and a few days after they reached Orangeville the subject of this notice was born in a rough slab shanty near where Jas. Armstrong's foundry now stands. He was the second white child born in the little hamlet that has since grown into the town of Orangeville. Deceased spent his entire lifetime in this district, farming for many years near The Maples, in East Garafraxa, and since 1918 on the 1st line, west, Caledon, a short distance south of Orangeville. Honest and straightforward in all his dealings, a kindly, genial man and a good neighbor. Mr. Richardson enjoyed the goodwill, confidence and esteem of the community and there is general sympathy for the bereaved wife and family in the loss of one who had always been a good husband and father. Deceased was a member of the Anglican Church, a member of the I.O.O. F., and was a staunch Conservative until recent years, when he espoused the fortunes of the Farmers' movement. In addition to his wife, formerly Miss Mary Ann Martin, he is survived by a family of four sons, Howard, of Toronto, and Elmer, Sydney and Fred at home, and the following brothers and sisters: John Ricahrdson, Orangeville; Wm. Richardson, Toronto; T. Richarson, Timmins; Mrs. Wm. Fletcher, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Mrs. E. Wees, Port Huron, Mich.; Mrs. Wm. Honeycombe, Toronto, and Mrs. Walter Allworth, Medicine Hat, Alta.
There was a large attendance of sorrowing friends and neighbors at the funeral, which was held from the family residence, lot 28, 1st line, west, Caledon, to the Forest Lawn Cemetery, on Monday afternoon. Rev. J.W. McDonald, rector of St. Mark's, was the officiating minister. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Lewis and Wm. Martin, brothers-in-law, and J.Q. Martin, R.E. Martin, Geo. Barlow and Lewis Martin, nephews. The flowera included a pillow from the family; spray from the four grandchildren, Audrey, Reggie, Doreen and Oscar, and sprays from Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Honeycombe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Martin and family, Mrs. Jos. Maxwell and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Fines and family, Mr. and Mrs. I. Sargeant and family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Young and family, Miss Irene South and Mr. Isaac Harris.
Among the friends from a distace were Geo. Barlow, Winsdor; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Martin, Toronto; Mrs. Hugh Robinson, Grand Valley; Mrs. Percy Wilson, Toronto; Mrs. Russell Martin and Mr. J.O. Martin, Toronto; Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Ricahrson, Mrs. Wm. Honeycombe and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Richardson, Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gray, Mono Centre.
March 4,p.3:Mrs. R.W. Ritchie - Old-time friends and neighbors were very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. R.W. Ritchie, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. W. Ridley, Dundalk, on Thursday last. Mrs. Ritchie suffered a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago while visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wallace, at Saginaw, Mich. Miss M.E. Barclay, former matron of Lord Dufferin Hospital was summoned to her bedside and later accompanied Mrs. Ritchie to her home at Dundalk, where she remained with her until the end came. Deceased was a resident of Orangeville for many years and her kindly cheeriness and the hospitality of the family home on First Street are still remembered by many of our citizens. She was the widow of the late R.W. Ritchie, a commercial traveller, and the mother of Ritchie Bros., who ran a general store business for a number of years in the premises now occupied by T.W. Parkinson & Co. Her death is mourned by two sons, F.W., of Los Angeles, Cal., and Harry, in Western Canada, and four daughters, Mrs. W.J. Tribble, Shelburne,; Mrs. Gordon Varcoe, Calgary; Mrs. Wallace, Saginaw, Mich. and Mrs. Ridley, Dundalk. Services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ridley in Dundalk at 9 o'clock on Friday night. The remains were brought to Orangeville Satruday morning, the funeral taking place from the C.P.R. station to the family plot in the Forest Lawn cemetery. Rev. E.W. McBrien had charge of the service at the grave.
March 11,p.8:James Rolstin-James Rolstin, a pioneer of Amaranth township and for years a familiar figure in this section, died at his home in Amaranth township on Friday, February 26, in his 92nd year. The funeral took place to Shelburne cemetery, Sunday afternoon. Deceased leaves a widow, four daughters and two sons; Mrs. Jas. Brown, Melancthon; Mrs. Walter Wattam, Shelburne; Mrs. Edgar Silk, Shelburne, ;Mrs. Henry Clark, Mono; Robert Rolstin, Shelburne; John Rolstin, Melanchton. One son, David, died ten years ago. Deceased's father-in-law, John Harkley, of Amaranth, is still living, aged 109 years - Economist
March 11,p8:James Rolstin - A very old and widely known resident of Amanrath passed away after a brief illness at his home on the 10th line, on Friday, February 26, in the person of James Rolstin.
In his 92nd year, the late Mr. Rolstin leaves, besides his sorrowing wife, two sons and four daughters, John, of Melancthon; Robert, of Shelburne; Mrs. Sam Brown, Riverview; Mrs. Walter Wattam, Mrs. E. Silk and Mrs. Henry Clark, of Shelburne. One son, David , predeceased his father 10 years ago this March.
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pogson, first at the house and later at Jessopville United Church. A great number of friends and neighbors were present. The remains were laid to rest in Shelburne cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Messrs. Art Prior, Norman Ferrier, H. Connor, Wm. Cook, Frank Brown and Ed Petch - Free Press.
Service was held at St. Alban's Church, the Rev. H.B Scudamore conducting the funeral service. The cortege then proceeded to St. Alban's cemetery.
The pallbearers were: E. McIntyre, Hugh Bates, R.J. Leach, Lewis Menary, E.J. Bennett, Dr. Berwick.
Deceased was born in Yorkshire, England, November 13, 1856, and came to Canada with his parents in 1857, locating in Markham, where they lived for two years, then moved to Middlesex County. At seven years of age he came to lot 11, concession 8, Amaranth Township. In the year 1879 he married Annie Whaley, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Whaley of Bowling Green, who prececeased him forty years ago. Four years later he married Martha E. Connor, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Whaley, of Bowling Green(sic). After he was first married he built a carriage shop at Bowling Green, which he operated in connection with a contracting business for a number of years, selling out to his brother, George W. Rounding about 35 years ago and taking over the old homestead, where he lived till about 20 years ago, then retiring to Grand Valley. While living here he carried on a very successful droving business until about two years ago, when his health failed.
He is survived by his widow, two sons, Vincent, of Vancouver; Willis, of Grand Valley; and two daughter, Mrs. T.H. Densmore, of Brantford; Stella, of the Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto and seven brothers, Joseph, of Traver City, Mich.; Charles of Rochester, N.Y.; James of Boston, Mass.; Middleton, of Cleveland, Ohio; Garfield, of Toronto; Henry and George, of Grand Valley.
One son, Lewis, died overseas during the late war. - Star & Vidette
March 25,p.8:Mary (Estell) Sargent - An old resident of Belwood passed away early Sunday morning in the person of Mary Estell, widow of the late Cyrus Sargent. Her death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Garbutt Goodall, following a brief illness. Mrs. Sargent, who was in her 86th year, had not been in the best of health for the past couple of years, but was able to be up and around until last week. Born in Chinguacousy township, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Estell, who later settled in Bruce County. After her marriage to Mr Sargent they settled at Belwood, where her husband predeceased her 20 years ago. The deceased has since continued to reside there. She is survived by three sons and three daughters: Lewis Sargent, Port Arthur; Frank Sargent, Grand Valley; Daniel Sargent, Belwood; Mrs John Goodall, Mrs. Henry Ellis and Mrs. G. Goodall, of Belwood. Interment took place in McKee's cemetery, East Garafraxa, on Wednesday afternoon of this week. - Star & Vidette
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January 28, p.3:Mrs. George (Harkies) Rose - Mrs. George Rose, at one time a well-known resident of the Mono Mills neighborhood, died at her home in Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday, January 19th, after a short illness from pneumonia. The remains were brought east for interment, the funeral taking place from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Frank T. Marshall, West Broadway to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J .W. M cDonald, rector of St. Mark's Church, conducted services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were six nephews, Edward, Norman and Cecil Widdis, William and Clifford Harkies and Geo. F. Marshall. The late Mrs. Rose was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Harkies, of Mono Mills, where she was born and spent her girlhood. She had lived in Spokane for the last twenty years. She is survived by her husband, one son, Alex. Donaldson, of Harriston; two brothers, William and Charles Harkies, of Brantford, and three sisters, Mrs. J. Quick, in California, Mrs. J. Gartley, Toronto, and Mrs. Marshall, Orangeville.
February 18,p.2:Margaret (Wood) Semple - In the death of Margaret Wood, widow of the late Hugh Semple, whose demise took place at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. F. Wilson, Amaranth street, Grand Valley, on Wednesday morning, February 3, another of the older residents of this district has passd to her long rest. Mrs. Semple was born in Eramosa township about 81 years ago. Fifty years ago she and her late husband settled in East Garafraxaa, where they resided until ten years ago, when they retired to Grand Valley. Mr. Semple passed away about 8 years ago. The deceased leaves to mourn three daughters, Mrs. Fred J. Wilson, Mrs. George Barbour and Mrs. Oscar Hall, Grand Valley, and two sons, James and William, of East Garafraxa. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. David Hodge, of Fergus, and one brother, Adam Wood, of Eramos. Interment took place in Grand Valley Union Cemetery on Friday last, Rev. A. Newton Reid, pastor of Knox Church, conducting the services at the house and grave - Star & Vidette
March 18,p.3:Mrs. Louis St. Croix - On Monday, March 8th, the death of a former well-known resident of this district occurred in Hamilton in the person of Mrs. Louis P.St. Croix. The deceased was born in the township of Amaranth and had resided in Hamilton for the last thirteen years. The funeral took place from her residence, 49 Wood St. W., on Wednesday, March 10, to St. Mary's Cathedral, where requiem high mass was sung by Rev. F. O'Reilly, and thence to Holy Sepulchre, Father McBride officiating at the graveside.The pallbearers were I. Sargent, Geo. French, D. McLaughlin, Chas. Lovell, F. St. Croix and H.J. Wade.
Deceased is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. I. Sargent and Mrs. Geo. French, of Orangeville,and Mrs. D. McLaughlin, of Winona; three step-daughters, Mrs. C. Lovell, of Alton; Mrs. H.Jones, of Hamilton and Mrs. H. Wade, of Detroit, and also three sons, Alex and Herman, of Hamilton and Albert, of Windosr. A sister, Mrs. Wm. Webster, resides in Hamilton and a brother, Mr. Alex Patterson, at Fraxa Jnction.
The many beautiful floral and spiritual bouquets showed the esteem in which the deceased was held by a large circle of relatives and friends.
April 1,p.5:Martha Ellen (Still) Seymour - Our community was deeply moved and shocked by the sudden death last Saturday morning at six o'clock of Martha Ellen Still, widow of the late W.R Seymour, whom she survived but three weeks and one day.
Mrs. Seymour was born and brought up in Mono township in the year 1868. After her marriage to Wm. R. Seymour in 1889 she settled in Amaranth where they lived for five years, then moving to Corbetton. In 1905 they moved to Toronto, then to Shelburne six years ago. Here Mrs. Seymour grew to be greatly loved by all for her patient and willing spirit devoid of all malice or envy, for her quiet helpfulness and kindly ways. She filled a large place in the life of her church, ever active in Sunday School and the Ladies' Aid, and of late also in the Women's Missionary Society while her pew was never empty unless sickness prevented her presence. A smooth and steadfast mind was her's, "filled with gentle thoughts and calm desire."
The funeral took place after a quiet service conducted by the Rev. W.D. Maxwell, in the house of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Fleck, on Monday afternoon. The large company of mourning friends and the beautiful floral tributes manifested somewhat the high appreciation in which the late Mrs Seymour was held.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Fleck, Shelburne, her aged mother Mrs. Ann Still, Orangeville; a brother, W.D. Still, of Toronto, and eight sisters, Mrs. John Matchett, Halkirk, Alta; Mrs. Isaac Matchett, Bracebridge, Ont.; Mrs. Margaret Davis, Amaranth; Mrs. Geo. Davis, Orangeville;Mrs. Thos. Wright, Manitoulin Island; Mrs. Harry Hudson, Livingstone, Montana; Mrs. Thos. Simpson, Orangeville; Mrs. Geo. Bennett,Talas, Alta.
The pallbearers were six nephews: Roy Davis, Russell Davis, Herbert Davis, Harry Davis, Lorne Davis, Frank Wright. Messrs. Art. McConnell, Ben Marshall, Ray Simpson, Harold Fleck and Herbert Riley were flower bearers.
March 11,p.8:William R. Seymour - In the early hours of Friday morning last our village lost one of its beloved and revered citizens when Wiliam R. Seymour passed from us into the life beyond. Although he had suffered a serious lillness in the Fall, it was hoped and believed that he was making steady progress towards good health again, when he suddenly took a turn for the worse that proved quickly fatal. The late Mr. Seymour filled a large place in Knox United Church as Sunday School Superintendent, Elder and choir member, and his quiet kindly presence and counsel will be greatly missed there. Prominent also in the local Orange Lodge, in which he had risen to Black Knighthood, and during the last year holding the office of chaplain, there, too, a gap will be left by his passing. Born in New York State in 1865, he came with his parents to Canada when 9 months old, settling in King township. Eleven years later the family moved to East Garafraxa, where the boy grew into manhood. Coming to Amaranth in 1888, he married, the year following, Martha Ellen Still, and lived for five years in that township. In 1894 he moved to Corbetton where he became a member of the Loyal Orange Lodge. Then in 1905 he and his family moved to Toronto where he lived for fifteen years during which time he became a member of Fern Ave. Mission, which later became High Park Presbyterian Church, now Erskine United Church. Here in the year 1910 he was called to the eldership, the highest honor the church can bestow upon a layman. He then came to Shelburne in 1920 he at once became active in Knox Church, and for the last five years he had been superintendent of the Sunday School of the church. Here, too, he was again called to the eldership in 1923. The public funeral service was held (after a private service in the home) in Knox United Church last Sunday, Feb. 28th, at 3 o'clock. Both services were conducted by the Rev. Wm. D. Maxwell, B.D. At the church service Miss Margaret Woods rendered a beautiful solo entitled, "There 's a Beautiful Home on High." A great company of mourning friends, which taxed the capacity of the church, paid tribute to the high esteem and love in which he was held. The Sunday School and his fellow choir members were present and his brethren of the Orange Order. He was borne to his resting place by the Knox Church Session, Messrs. Geo. Torrance, J.E.A.White, John C. McLean, F.W.Hammond, John D. Harrison, John Scott, Ernest Kelsey and J.A. Hughes, while at the graveside the last rites were performed by the Orange Lodge. The late Mr. Seymour is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha E. Seymour, a daughter, Mrs. John W. Fleck, his mother, Mrs. Wm. Seymour, and brothers, Samuel, of Avening, and Andrew of Toronto - Economist
January 28,p.3:James Shinaman - Owing to lack of space, last week's Banner did not contain any reference to the death of James Shinaman, an old resident of Orangeville and district. Jim was one of the best-known old-time fildders of this district and for many years his services were in great demand at dances. The end came in Lord Dufferin hospital on Saturday, January 9th. Deceased who was 76 years of age, is survived by a son in the West and two daughters Mrs. John Harkies, Orangeville and Mrs. Walter Probyn, Toronto. The funeral was held from Hulse's Undertaking Parlors to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Monday following his death, Rev. J.W. McDonald conducting the services.
March 18,p.3:Fred H. Silk - Death came suddenly to Frederick H. Silk, formerly a Shelburne banker, at the Private Patients' Pavillion in the General Hospital, Toronto, early on Sunday morning March 14. Up to a month ago the deceased had been in the best of health, but a week before his death, he submitted to a serious operation, from the effects of which he never recovered. The late Mr. Silk, who was in his 60th year, had been manager of the Union Bank in Shelburne for twenty-five years. He moved to Toronto about nine years ago.His widow and a family of three children, Mrs. J. Bicknell, Phyllis and Eric, survive.The funeral took place on Tuesday, interment being made in the family plot in Hamilton.
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Skelton -Mr. Jeremiah Skelton, a former resident and business man of
Orangeville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 6th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
R.N.E. Connor, Glen Elm, Toronto. The late Mr. Skelton was seized with a slight
stroke about a year ago and while the seizure somewhat impaired his health he
enjoyed life to the fullest until a few days before his death when he was again
stricken. In the early part of the past autumn he spent a few weeks in Orangeville
visiting friends and the scenes of his boyhood days.
The late Mr. Skelton was born 78 years ago, the youngest son of Alexander Skelton, one of the early pioneers of Caledon township. In the early seventies, as a young man of twenty one, he commenced teaching school in S.S. No. 1, Caledon, near the old family homestead. Later he entered into partnership with his brother Moore, carrying on an extensive drygoods business in Orangeville, which was continued for some years. While a resident of Orangeville and particularly in the early days, he was a member of the old Bethel Presbyterian church, of which his father was an elder and he helped to build. When Bethel was united with St. Andrew's many of the older member will recall the interest of the late Mr. Skelton took in the choir, choral and Sunday School life of the church. When the partnership with his brother was dissolved and later moved to the West, the late Mr. Skelton opened up a business in Shelburne as a member of the firm of Skelton, Decatur & Co. In Shelburne he became interested in political and municipal affairs and was a member of the town council for a number of years. Later Mr. Skelton returned to the teaching profession and taught in Tilbury and for twelve years was the assistant principal of Cornwall public school. Moving to Toronto about twenty years ago he accepted the position of Canadian agent of the Hoover Suction Sweeper Co, which position he successfully filed until a few years before his death.
Dr. O.D. Skelton, his only son, author of the Life of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Under Secretary of State for External Affairs, who was one of the government delegation to the Imperial conference in England, returned to Canada the day following his father's death. Mrs. Connor, where the late Mr. Skelton made his home, Miss Bee Skelton and Mrs. Soucy are daughters,. Mrs. B. McGuire Orangeville is a niece and Mr. Alex. Oliver, also of Orangeville, is a nephew.
The late Mr. Skelton was an extensive reader, had a broad and cultured mind and was a man of kindly and generous nature. He was keenly interested in national problems and his life and character might well be accepted as a fine example of our best Canadian citizenship. He was gentle and lovable in his manner and his death will be mourned by a large circle of relative and friends. The funeral took place on Thursday last on the anniversary of the burial of his wife, who predeceased him four years ago. The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Henry, of Deer Park United church, and the remains were borne to the grave by six of his grandsons, "Dust to Dust and Ashes to Ashes" and silently and reverently all that was mortal sank to rest the remains of one whose life will be cherished and honored by all who knew him so long as memory lasts.
January 28,p.3:Irwin Stephenson - One of Orangeville's oldest citizens was removed recently through the death of Mr. Irwin Stephenson, Bythia St., which occurred in Lord Dufferin Hospital late on Saturday night, January 16. Deceased had not been enjoying good health for some months, but was able to go about until two weeks or so before his demise, when he became so weak that it was thought advisable to have him removed to the hospital. Deceased was born in Leeds, England, 77 years ago, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stephenson. When he was about 15 years of age the family emigrated to America, settling in the State of Vermont. After residing there for six months they removed to Orangeville. Shortly after coming to this town, Mr. Stepheonson and his father erected a carding mill on Bythia St., where they found a suitable site on the north bank of the Credit. The mill was the first of its kind in this district and proved a great boon to the farmers o fthe surrounding townships. Following the death of his father, some thirty years ago, Mr. Stephenson assumed the sole management of the business, which he continued until a few years ago, when the building was destroyed by fire one night in September. The late Mr. Stephenson was a shrewd successful business man, simple and frugal in his life and habits. He had amassed a small fortune, which it is thought will amount to $50,000 or $60,000. He died without a will and it is said that the bulk of his estate will go to relatives in England, although a cousin living in Toronto will share in the property. Deceased was a staunch member of the Methodist church and a Liberal in politics. He was a man of modest and retiring disposition, who never sought or filled any public office. He was a close student of remarkable retentive memory. For years he had made a hobby of collecting newspapers and other records of interest and was the possessor of quite a valuable collecton of historical recortds. Unfortuantely many of these were destroyed when his mill was burned a few years ago. Mr. Stephenson was a successful gardener and a lover of flowers and it was always a source of delight to visit his garden in the summer months. His only sister, Miss Elizabeth Stephenson, died about eighteen months ago and sorrow over her loss no doubt hastened her brother's demise. The funeral was held to the Forest Lawn Cemtery on Monday afternoon, January 18, Rev. E.W. McBrien conducting the services.
January 28, p.4:Alfred Tolton - After a trying illness with anemia, extending over a period of more than three years, Mr. Alfred Tolton, of the Toronto Line, Artemesia, passed away Monday morning, January 18, 1926. Since early last Fall the deceased had been in a very weak conditoion and the end was not unexpected.
The late Mr. Tolton, who was 55 years old, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Tolton, of Waldemar. In June, 1906, he married Miss Ethel Irwin, of this place and for some years they resided on the Tolton homestead at Waldemar. Nearly eleven years ago they purchased the farm on which they have since resided. Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters and one son, the eldest of whom is 14 years.
The deceased was a memeber of the Disciples Church at Grand Valley and, while he resided in that viciniity, was one of the most active workers. The funeral is being held this Wednesday afternoon to Markdale cemetery, service being held at the home at 2 o'clock. - Markdale Standard
April 1,p.3:Alvin Washington - The funeral of the late Alvin Washington, the victim of the unfortunate fatality between Orangeville and Fraxa Junction last Thursday morning, was held from the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Geo. Nicholson,Townline St. to the Forest Lawn cemetery at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The large attendance of friends, neighbors and citizens generally furnished convincing evidence of the impression the tragedy had made on the community and the widespread sympathy felt for the wife and family in their distressing bereavement. Rev. E.W. McBrien, pastor of First Avenue United Church, conducted an impressive service at the house and also read the burial service at the graveside. The pallbearers were Messrs. Alex Hageman, Wm. Cullen, Jos. Dermott, J.E. Maltby, sons-in-law, and Arthur Crago, Amaranth and Edgar Manning, Shelburne, nephews.
The late Mr. Washington, who was 72 years of age, was born at Darlington in the county of Durham. He came to these part when a young man and had resided in the vicinity of Orangeville for the last fifty years. He was an active, well-preserved man and Mr. W.H. Gillespie, a neighbor, whe (sic) saw him on his way to Orangeville on the morning of his death, states that he was stepping out as briskly as a young man. He was well thought of as a neighbor and citizen and his demise will be keenly regretted by many friends. He is survived by his wife and the following family: Mrs. R.M. McCutcheon, Foam Lake, Sask.; Mr. Alex Hageman, Caledon; Mrs. Wm. Cullen and Mr. Jos Dermott, Mono; Clarence Washingon, Dawson Creek, B.C.; Mrs. J. E. Maltby, Orangeville and Miss Evelyn Washington, Toronto.
Friends here from a distance for the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Nicholson and daughter, Mrs.Thos. Askew, Hamilton; Mrs. Geo. Bellas, Brampton; Mrs. Jas . Presley and Mr. Geo. Duckwith, Alton; Mr. and Mrs Edgar Manning, Shelburne, Mr. and Mrs William Donkin, Riverview; Mr. Clarence Manning, Mono Mills and Mrs. Wm. Lightle and Mr. Austin Nicholson, Toronto.
The floral tributes were: A pillow from the wife,; broken wheel from the daughters and son; wreath from Mr. and Mrs. R.M. McCutcheon, Foam Lake, Sask; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Nicholson and family, Hamilton; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Presley and family; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Nicholson and family, Toronto; wreath, Geo. and David Nicholson; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crago and family; and sprays from Frederick and Clarence Hageman, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Noseworth, jr, and Misses Alma Brown and Grace Ferrier.
February 4,p.1:John Weeks - There passed away on Monday, Juary 18, at the residence of his brother, Main stree, Brampton, a very highly respected resident of Caledon Township in the person of John Weeks. The late Mr. Weeks who was in his sixty-sixth year, was born near Mayfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johspeh Weeis. Mr. Weeks was a framter and resided at lot 5, first line east, Caledon, for the past twenty-nine years. In 1897 he married Christena McNevan, of Caledon, who predeceased him a little over two years ago. In religion Mr. Weeks was a Presbyterian and an elder of Claude Presbyterian Church, and a liberal in politics. H e is survived by two adopted sons, Charles Murdoc k, of T oronto, and J. Sidney Griffen at hoem, and six sisters, Misses Elixabeth, Alice and Mary, of Toronto, and Missess Millie, Margaret and Elsie, of Brampton; and three brothers, William, of Alliance, Alts; Fred, of Buffalo, and Charles, of Brmapton. The fuenral took place on Wednesday of last week to Borston Ills cemetery. Rev. J. Gordon Cheyne,, of Weston, a former pastor of deceased, assisted by Rev. Mr. Lockha?, of Caledon east Conducted the service. ....
February 11,p.2:John Welwood - Mrs. John Welwood, an old and widely-known resident of the Mono Mills district, passed away at his home on the 4th line, east, Caledon, on Sunday, Janaury 31, in his 84th year. The late Mr. Welwood was born in Queen's County, Ireland, on November 1st, 1841. In 1846, five years after his birth, his father emigrated to Canada, settling near Macville in the township of Albion. In 1875 Mr. Welwood began farming on his own account on lot 23, con.4, east Caledon. In 1876 he was married to Miss Agnes Wallace, of Mulmur, and in 1881, he moved to lot 25, con. 4, east, Caledon, where he has resided ever since. Deceased was a sturdy, vigorous man and a successful farmer. A man of the strictest integrity, he enjoyed the goodwill and esteem of the people of the neighborhood to an unusual degree. As a neighbor he was kindly, sympathetic and always ready to do a good turn. Mr. Welwood was a member of Mitchell's United Church, and a Liberal in his political leanings. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Margaret, a graduate nurse, and six sons, Dr. T.R. Welwood, Toronto; Samuel, Carman, Man.; Edgar, in Spokane, Wash.; Wesley, Melville, Sask.; Norman, Port Colborne, Ont., and Cecil at home. Deceased had four sons in uniform during the war and his youngest son, W.J., was killed at Passchendaele. He is also survived by three brothers, Robert, of Holland Centre; Jos. of Wingham, and W.T., of Bolton, as well as one sister, Mrs. R. Minnions, Thessalon, Ont. The funeral was held from his late residence to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, February 3, and was largely attended by old friends and by relatives from Shelburne, Wingham, Bolton, Creemore and Toronto. Rev. R.G. Davison, of Mono Mills United Church, conducted the services. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Chas. Crombie, Isaiah Hammond, Wm. T. Rawn, Geo. Holmes, T. J. Henry and R.A. Stubbs.
Among the floral tributes were: a pillow from the family; wreaths from W.T. Welwood, Bolton, Mrs. Rich. Welwood and family and Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Henry, and sprays from Mitchell's United Church, Graduate Nurses Lord Dufferin Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Wilson.
Friends present from outside points included Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Welwood, Bolton; Mr. John Falconer, Wingham; Mr. Jas. Wallace, Cartwright, Man.; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Grainger, Creemore; Mrs. Geo. Raeburn, Shelburne; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Maltby, Saskatchewan; Mr. and Mrs. Will Davison, Shelburne; Messrs. Robt., John and Samuel Wallace, Shelburne; Dr. and Mrs. T.R. Welwood, Mrs. Copeland, Watson Copeland, Miss Clara Clow and Mrs. J. Stroud, Toronto.
March 25,p.3:Thomas Woodhouse - Thos. Woodhouse, a merchant in Bracebridge and at one time a resident of Orangeville, died at his home in the former town on Friday, Mar. 19, at the age of 58 years. His death, which was somewhat unexpected, was due to heart collapse. Deceased was well-known in Orangeville as was his wife, who predeceased him by six years. Mrs. Woodhouse was a daughter of the late George Dunning, one of the early settlers in this district and a sister of Dr. Mark Dunning. The body was brought to Orangeville for burial, the funeral taking place from the C.P.R. station on Monday morning to Greenwood cemetery, where the remains were laid at rest beside the grave of his wife. Rev. R.G. Davison, of Mono Mills, was the officiating minister.The late Mr. Woodhouse was a member of Muskoka Masionic Lodge and, at the request of the Bracebridge brethren, the members of Harris Masonic Lodge took charge of the obsequies here. The pallbearers, who were members of the fraternity were W. Bros. Dr.J.T. Thomas , Dr. W.J. Price and A.N. Adams and Bros. Jack M. Aiken, A.W. McGillivray and W.A. Clowes. The service of the Order was read over the open grave by W.Bro. Dr. J.T. Thomas, W.M. of Harris Lodge
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