OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1930

Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #45

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ANDERSON | BRAIDEN | COTTON | DYER | FARNELL | HUGHSON | IRVIN | MCCARSTON | SANDERSON | TOAL


Dec.18,p.3:Margaret Rebecca (Lindsey) Anderson - Mrs. Benjamin Anderson, a well-known and highly respected resident of Mono township, passed away at her home on lot 22, 6th line, on Thursday morning, December 11th, after a lengthy illness from an internal malady. Deceased, who was 60 years of age, was Margaret Rebecca Lindsey before marriage and was a daughter of the late Dr. J.B. Lindsey, of Hockley. She was born and spent her girlhood south of Hockley village, moving after her marriage to the 6th line, Mono, where she has since resided. She was a member of Relessey United Church and until her illness was a regular attendant at the services of her church. She was a devoted wife and mother, always keenly interested in her home and the welfare of those near and dear to her. An excellent neighbor and a true friend her passing will be keenly regreted by her circle of friends and neighbors. Her loss is mourned by her husband, and one son Joseph Lindsey Anderson, of North Adjala. She is also survived by one brother, Mr. Wilbert Lindsey, of Herschell, Sask., and five sisters, Mrs. Wm. White, Herechell, Sask., Mrs. J.J. Bower, and Mrs. Wm. Alexander, Regina. Mrs. Alex. Beatty, Hockley and Mrs. H.H. Donaldson, Mono Mills. The funeral, which was attended by a large number of neighbors and relatives was held from her late home to Alliston cemetery on Sunday aafternoon. Rev. H. Shannon, of Rosemont, conducting the services. The pall bearesrs were Messrs. Emerson Westlake, Hilborn Donaldson, Sam Anderson, Robt. J . Anderson, Wm. Fleming and Earl Wilson.

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Dec.4,p.3:Christopher Braiden - A man who had played an important part in the earlier life of the township of Amaranth was called to his eternal reward last week in the person of Christoher Braiden, whose death took place in Lord Dufferin Hospital on Tuesday, November 25th, after several weeks illness. Mr. Braiden, who was 75 years of age, was born at Farmington in 1855 and was the seventh son of the late John and Esther Braiden, pioneer settlers in the south of Amaranth. When a young man he moved to the 5th line, Amaranth, where he was the owner of a fine farm property. Some twenty-five years ago Mr. Braiden took an active part in Amaranth municipal affairs, serving the municipality for some years as Councillor and Reeve. He also filled the office of township clerk for a time. He was a member of L.O.L. No. 330, Laurel United Church and Harris Masonic Lodge, with which he had been identifed for 28 years. Naturally Conservative in his political leanings, Mr. Braiden, was strongly independent in thought and action and usually placed the man and the issue ahead of party considerations. He is survived by his wife who is a daughter of the late John Gillespie, one of Amaranth's earliest reeves, and a family of three daughters and two sons. The latter are John, May and Violet, of Toronto; Carolyn, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Fred, of Caledon, John Braiden, of Los Angeles, Cal., and William Braiden, of Orangeville, are the surviving brothers. The funeral was held from the Orangeville Funeral home to Greenwood cemetery Thursday afternoon, Rev. F.J. Dunlop, of Laurel, conducting the services. Members of Harris Lodge, Orangeville, were preseent in regalia and the burial service of the Order was read over the grave by W. Bros. H.P. Darraugh, W.M., and j .M. Aiken, P.W.M. The pallbearers were six nephews, John and Wm. Braiden, of Shelburne, John Braiden, of Alton, Herb. Braiden, of Toronto, and Charles and Arthur Gillespie, of Orangeville. The floral tributes included a basket from the family; pillow, Harris Lodge; pillow, Wm. Braiden and Milton; wreath, John and William Braiden, Shelburne; wreath, John and Thomas Braiden, Alton; sprays, Mr. and Mrs. Unsworth, Toronto; Toronto staff of the Mutual Life and T.J. Taylor, Toronto; wreaths, Drug Department T. Eaton Co.; baskets, Mr. and Mrs. W.. Gillespie, Bruce Braiden, Mr. and Mrs. N.N. Wardlaw, and Lloyd Braiden.

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Dec 18,p.3:Margaret Jane (Partridge) Cotton - The death of Mrs. Hilliard Cotton, of Mono, occurred with startling suddenness at the home of her brother, Mr. Joseph Partridge, Brampton, on Saturday, December 13th. Mrs. Cotton had accompanied her son, Kenneth, by motor to Brampton, where she planned to visit with her brother until her son returned from Cooksville. In the interval between her son's departure from Brampton and his return she suffered a stroke and when Kenneth returned he was shocked to find his mother at death's dorr. He at once started for Orangeville to bring his father to her bedside, but had only been away a short time when death ensued. Mrs. Cotton, who was in her 57th years, was Margaret Jane Partridge before marriage and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Partridge, of the 7th line, Mono. She had been a semi-invalid for some time and it is thought that her end was hastened by an unfortunate motor accident a few weeks ago, when she was severly cut in the head by a stone carelessly tossed into the car in which she was riding. She was a kind-hearted woman, devoted to her home and family and well thought of by her neighbors. Her demise is mourned by her husband, two sons, Kenneth and Garfield, two sisters, Mrs. R.J. Summerville, of Hockley and Mrs. Thos. W. Dyson, of Toronto, three brothers, Richard Partridge, Ingersoll, and William and Joseph Partridge, Brampton, and an aged aunt, Mrs. Geo. Lindsay, who lived with Mr. an Mrs. Cotton.

The funeral was held from the home of her brother in Brampton by motor to St. Mark's church, Orangeville, on Tuesday afternoon, December 16th. At Brampton, a short service was held by Dr. T.H. Cotton, of Toronto, a cousin and Rev. R.W. Allin, rector of Christ Church, Brampton. The largely attended public service in St. Mark's was in the charge of the rector, Rev. H.A. West-McMaster. The pallbeares wre Messrs J .M. Stinson, Thos. Dyson, R.J. Summerville and William, Jos. and Richard partridge.

The floral tributes were: Pillow, the Family; wreaths, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Dyson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Partridge and Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Summerville, Dr. and Mrs. Hutchinson and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stinson and family; sprays, Mr and Mrs. J.A. Partridge and Helen, Miss Margaret Cotton, Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. McFarland.

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Dec.4,p.3:Annie (McFee) Dyer - The death of Annie McFee, beloved wife of Charles E. Dyer, for many years a well-known farmer on the 9th line, Erin, occurred at her home in Hillsburg on Tuesday, November 25th, in her 59th year. The late Mrs. Dyer, who was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McFee, was lifelong resident of Erin township. Her loss is mourned by her husband, two sons, J.C. and Carl, one grandchild, Jean Dyer, two sisters, Mrs. G. Ellenton, and Miss Mary McFee at home and two brothers, John McFee, of the 8th line Erin, and Archie McFee, on the homestead. Mrs. Dyer, who was held in sincere regard by the people of her home community, was a fine example of a faithful Christian woman. She was never happier than when she was making someone else happy. She had been in poor health for about two years and in all that time those near and dear to her had never one heard her complain of her affliction. She was a consistant member of the United Church and the funeral service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mr. Foreman, assited by a nephew, Rev. Carman Dyer. Interment was made in the family plot in Huxley's cemetery on Thursday afternoon, November 27th. The remains were borne to their last resting place by Malcolm Bell, Ronald McEachern, Edward White, R.W. Tarswell, A.G. Parry and Archie Reid. The flower bearers were J. Archie McFee, Wilbert A. McFee, Murray Dyer and A. McFee. The floral tributes included: A pillow from the Family; basket, brother and sisters; pillow, Orangeville Hunt Club; spray, Mrs. Murray and Jean, Arthur; wreath, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dyer, St. Catherines; pillow, Guelph Rifle Association; pillow Emery and Donald Dyer, Toronto.

Among the friends from a distance in attendance at the funeral were: Mrs. James Dyer, St. Catherines; Rev. and Mrs. Carman Dyer, Greenbank; Messrs. Malcolm and Archie Bell and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. A. Ferguson, Mr. McEachern and Master Donald Bell, Mount Forest; Mr. and Mrs. McMillan, Rockwood; Mr. John McMillan, Cheltenham; Messrs. John Malcolm, Archie and Ronald McEachern, Inglewood; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Young and Mr. John Dyer and Murray, Guelph; Mr. and Mrs. George Dyer and Mr. Edgar Dyer, Cooksville; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Dyer; Toronto; Mr. Alex Mann and daughter, Marjorie, Acton; Mr. and Mrs. Dougal Large, Camilla; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Vernet Armstrong and Mr. J.E. McMaster, Orangeville.

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Dec.4, p.3:Harriet Selina (Cowling) Farnell - Harriett Selina Cowling, widow of the late William John Farnell, passed peacefully away at her late hoe, lot 19, con. 4, Amaranth, on Wednesday, November 26th, at one o'clock, in her 65th year.s The late Mrs. Farnell was born in King township and was the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Cowling. She moved to East Garafraxa with her parents when a girl. Some years later she was united in marriage to William John Farnell, the young couple taking up their residence on the old Farnell homestead at The Maples, where they resided until March 1913, when they moved to Amaranth township. The late Mrs. Farnell was a staunch member of the Maples Methodist Chruch, later identifying herself with Whittington United Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid and the Women's Institute at Whittington. An ardent worder in the church and Sunday School, Mrs. Farnell was also ever ready to help on social occasions. Her happy and cheerful disposition won her a large circle of friends, and to any of these she was always ready and willing to extend a helping hand in time of sickness or trouble. Her husband predeceased her on June 2nd, 1914, and one of her sons, George, on October 16th, 1903. She leaves to mourn her loss a family of eight daughters and four sons, namely, Mrs. G.M. Cruikshank (Grace) Mono; Mrs. Frank Rowley (Jennie) King township; Mrs. John Christian (Ruth) and Mrs. Herb. Kinsley (Jessie) Amaranth township; Mrs. Harry May (Lina), Mrs. Frank Fletcher (Beatrice) and Miss Kate, of Toronto; Mrs. W.A. Peterson (Viola), Hamilton; T.D., Mono and W.J., Murray and Lloyd, of Amaranth. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren; Dorothea and Lewis May, Bruce, Murray, Madeline and Ross Rowley, Donald Farnell, Harold and Douglas Christian, Arnold and Grant Kinsley, Audrey Farnell, Gerld Peteson and Mary Fletcher. One sister, Mrs. William Murdy, of Galt, and three brothers, Robert, of Toronto, George, of Reddickville, and Daivd, of Biggar, Sask., also survive.

The funeral took place from the bereaved home to Greenwood cemetery, Orangeville on Friday afternoon, November 28th. The service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. D. Bishop, of Camilla, assisted by Rev. Dr. P.W. Spence, of Orton, a nephew of the deceased. During the service at the home Mr. and Mrs. John Fleck, of Shelburne, sang "Shadows." The floral tributes were: Pillow from the family; spray, grandchildren; sprays, Mr. And Mrs. T.A. Farnell, Fergus; Whittington Ladies Aid; The Maples Women's Institute; Daughters of the Empire, Orangeville; Ileen Hostrawser; Mr. and Mrs. Woods, King township; Mr. and Mrs. Fleck, Shelburne; Misses Alice and Sarah Blake, Toronto and wreath from the J 5 Department of T. Eaton Co., Ltd. The flowerbearers wre four grandchildren, Bruce and Murray Rowley, Harold Christian, Donald Farnell and two great nephews Harry and Norman Butcher. The pallbearess were Messers. S.H. Simpson, Nelson Black, Elmer Richardson, The maples and Jos. Kinsley, David Rintoul and Johh Peterson, Amaranth.

Among the friends from a distance were Mrs. Wm Murdy and son, Hestor, Galt; Mrs. G.A. Sanderson and son, Edward and Mrs. F.L. Wilson, Toronto; Mrs. John McLean and sons, Allan and Almore, of Palgrave, and Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Farnell and Mrs. Thos. Farnell, Fergus.

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Dec.4,p.3: Charles G. Hughson - Charles G. Hughson, well-known Mono farmer, died at his late home Lot 9, Prince of Wales Road, Mono, on Sunday morning after nine days illness from the effects of a stroke. Deceasd was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hughson, East Garafraxa, where he spend his boyhood, He farmed on the old Dunning property west of Orangeville until eleven years ago, when he moved to lot 9, on the Prince of Wales Road. He was a quiet good-natured man, who had many friends and no enemies. He was well thought of as a neighbor and the sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved wife and family. In addition to his widow he is survived by two sons and two daughters, Mrs.W.L. Johnston, of Whittington, and Donald, Maurice and Muriel at home. Nelson Hughson and Mrs. Richard Barrett, of Toronto, and Stewart and Miss Amelia Hughson, on the homestead in East Garafraxa are the surviving brothers and sisters. The late Mr. Hughson was an Orangeman and a Conservative, being a member of L.O.L. No. 320. The funeral which was largely attended, was held from his late residence to Greenwood cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Rev. H .A West-McMaster conducting the services. He was buried with Orangeve honors, Albert Clowes, W.M. of 320, John Reid, Chaplain, and Milton Brett, D.M. reading the burial service of the order over the grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Abe Reid, Thos. Duke, T.J. Parks, Henry Reid, W.J. Cruikshank and J.E. McMaster. Among the floral tributes were: Pillow, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Johnston and family; wreath, L.O.L. No. 320; spray, Mrs. T.J. Harshaw and Nancy; spray, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mahoney, and wreath, the brothers and sisters.

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Dec.4,p.3:Mr. John Irvin - Mr. John Irvin, a well-known resident of East Garafraxa, passed away in Lord Duffeirn Hospital on Tuesday morning in his 79th year. Deceased had been in the hospital for four months and had undergone a last resort operation a couple of days before his demise. The remains were taken to his home on lot 12, con.12, East Garafraxa, whence the funeral will be held to McKee's cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The late Mr. Irvin was widower and is survived by three sons, William A. and Norman, East Garafraxa, and Ernest in the West, and two married daughters, also living in the West. William Irvin, Church St. is a brother and Mrs. Jas. Burnside, Grand Valley, is the only living sister.

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Dec.18,p.3:Arthur McCarston - Arthur McCarston, a widely known resident of this district, answered life's last call at the home of Mrs. William Lundy, First St., on Tuesday, December 9th, passing to the Great Beyond after a compratively short illness. The late Mr. McCarston, who was 75 years of age, was a native of County Carlow, Ireland. When he was a child his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCarston came to Canada, settling in the vicinity of Streetsville, where they lived for 13 years. About 60 years ago they moved to Mono, first settling on lot 26 on the Centre Road and later moving to the west half of lot 21, cont. 3, east, a short distance north of Mono Centre. Here the subject of our sketch spent the greater part of his life, leaving his farm only two or three years ago to live in Orangeville. He was unmarried and of a family of two brothers and four sisters, one sister, Mrs. Mary McCabe, is the sole survivor. Genial, humourous and an interesting talker, the late Mr. McCarston had a large circle of acquaintances. He was a shrewd and successful business man, had large land and mortgage holdings and was reputed to be one of the wealthy men of Dufferin. Although dealing extensively in mortgages, he had the reputation of being very lenient with unfortunate debtors. Thursday morning the funeral was held from the Funeral Home to St. Peter's Roman Catholic church, where mass was celebrated by Father Carroll, of O rangeville. Interment was made in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. Jas. Hand, Archie McQuilken, Jas. Dowdall, R.W. Langford, R.J. Dermott and James Henry.

The late Mr. McCartson was a regular attendant at the Orangeville monthly fairs, particularly the March fair. A few years ago he informed The Banner that he had attended fifty-three March fairs, without a miss. Although not certain on this point, we are of the opinion that this record remained unbroken. Mr McCarston had spent several winters in Florida and his letters to local newspapers on conditions in the south were always worth reading. Flordia realtors lost no opportunity of pointing out to him the golden opportunities to make big money in the south, but his native shrewdness and suavity enabled him to match the wiles of the salesman and it is not recored that he was presuaded to invest.

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Dec.18,p.3:William Sanderson - William Sanderson, founder of the village of Grand Valley, where he resided for twenty-five years, passed away at his home in Caledon village, on Friday, December 12th at the ripe age of 76 years, 4 months and 26 days. Although in indifferent health for the last eighteen months, Mr. Sanderson was as well as usual until Sunday night, December 7th when he was taken critcially ill with a severe attack of kidney trouble. Deceased, who was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sanderson, was born on lot 13, 5th line, west, Caledon, where he spent his boyhood. When a young man, he moved to East Luther, settling on the site of the present village of Grand Valley, which he founded and which was known for a number of years as Little Toronto. He lived in Grand Valley for 25 years, being actively identified with the life of the growing village. Twenty-three years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson moved to Caledon village where they have since resided. The late Mr. Sanderson was a quiet, industrious man, who was held in warm esteem for his integrity and kindly qualities of head and heart. He was a kind husband and father, always keenly interesting himself in the happiness and welfare of those about him. His loss is mourned by his aged partner in life, one son, George, in Vancouver, and a daughter, Mrs. James Lamont, of Caledon. He is also survived by a brother, Isaac Sanderson, of Copetown, Ont., and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Martin, of Brampton. Mrs. Sanderson, was Miss Sarah Martin, 3rd line, Albion, before marriage and had her husband been spared until March 9th of next year they would have been in a postion to celebrate their golden wedding. The late Mr. Sanderson was a member of Knox United church, Caledon, and was a Liberal in his poiltical sympathies. The funeral, which was held from his late residence to Caledon East public Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, was attended by a great many friends and neighbors. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. S.G. Steele. The pallbeares were Messrs Albert Smith and Richard Foster and four nephews, John and Clinton Martin, William Mills and W.H. Sanderson. The floral tributes included sprays form Mrs. Sanderson and family, John Sanderson, Toronto, W.H. Sanderson, Galt, Miss Elizaeth Clarridge, Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Wilson, Hamilton, Misses Edna and Hazel Martin, Brampton and Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Cavanagh, Caledon.

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Nov.13,p.3:Martha (Wilson) Toal - Mrs. Martha Toal, an aunt of Mrs. R.J. McConnell, Orangeville, and Mrs. Wylie Wallace and Mrs. Lewis Hamilton, Laurel, died at her home, 429 Highland Avenue, Palisades park, New York, on Tuesday afternoon, October 7th at the age of 71 years. She had been a resident of the borough for 24 years and was a member of the first Presbyterian church and the american Legion auxiliary of the edward parkyn Post, 48. Interment took place the following Friday at Fairview cemetery, New York. Mrs. Toal, whose maiden name was Martha Wilson, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson, 7th line Mono. She is survived by her husband, William, a son, Wilson, and a married daughter, Mrs. Howard Marshall, of Cheltenham, Ont.

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