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JACKSON, Augustus
The funeral of Augusts Jackson, 61 South Barlett Street, who died in Kignston General Hospital, took place from the James Reid funeral chapel where the service was conducted by Rev. Dr. W. F. Banister and Rev. Dr. G. A. Brown. Interment was in Cataraqui Cemetery.

Pall-bearers were Oliver Bowers, Milton Lake, Jack Walker, Knox Emmons, Harvey Knox and Stewart Hagerman.

A stone-mason, Mr Jackson had been a resident of Kingston for 40 years. he was born in Harrowsmith and was a son of the late Edward Jackson and his wife Amanda Buck. He was a member of the United Church and was an Orangeman.

Predeceased by his wife, the former Jemima Card, he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Stanley Knox (Mildred) and a brother, Herbert, both of Kingston.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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JACKSON, Carrie
(Member of the Unity 980 Orange Lodge, Crystal Chapter, Past Mistress LOBA Club, Bluebird Club and Afternoon Group of St margaret's Church) - In hospital in Kingston, on January 26, 1984, Carrie Oderkirk, beloved wife of the late Herbert Jackson, dear mother of Rita (Mrs. Harold Silver), dear grandmother of Marlene Metzler and Sharon Compeau, dear great- grandmother of Susanne, Patricia and Robert Metzler and Jon Marc and Scott Compeau, sister of Mrs. Jessie Jeffrey and Greta Oderkirk. Resting at the Gordon F. Thompkins Funeral Residence, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy) from Friday afternoon. Service in the Cahpel, Saturday, Janurary 28, 1984 at 11 a.m. Friends will be received Friday between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9. Interment Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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JACKSON, Herbert
A retired railroad section man, Herbert Jackson, 85, of 527 Albert Street, who died recently in Hotel Dieu Hospital following a brief illness, was buried in Glenhven Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Harrowsmith, a son of the late Edward Jackson and his wife, Amanda, but had been a Kingston resident for 28 years. Previously, he lived in Sydenham.

Mr. Jackson, a section man for the Canadian National Railways, retired 30 years ago.

He attended the United Church and was a member of the Orange Lodge, LOL 6 and the Royal Black Chapter, 773.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Rita) Silver, Kingston; two grand-daughters, Mrs. David (Marlene) Metzler, Ottawa, and Mrs. John (Sharon) Compeau, Kingston, and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Metzler, John Compeau, James Breen, William Silver, Stewart Hagerman and Ernest Howard.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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JACKSON, William George
Harrowsmith, Aug. 8 -- Funeral of the late William George Jackson was held Thursday afternoon from his residence to St. Paul's United Church, where a service was conducted by the Rev. A. F. Shorten, Rev. P. O. Miller assisted and offered prayer. Members of Albion Lodge No. 109, AF and AM, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body and also conducted the burial rites at the grave. Interment was in Harrowsmith Cemetery. Pall-bearers were Dr. P. L. Day, E.E. Day, R. E. Deline, William Babcock, T. A. Kerr and George Trousdale.

Mr. Jackson, 73, passed away at his home last Tuesday. He had been in indifferent health for some time but was not closely confined to his home until about a week previous to his death.

Born in Wilton the eldest of the family of the late Mr and Mrs. Edward Jackson, he came to Harrowsmith when he was eight years old. With the exception of six years in Tweed, he spent the rest of his life in this village. He followed the occupation of brick mason and was well known throught this district.

He is survived by his wife formerly Elizabeth Ann Clark; one daughter, Mrs. William Ruttan of Harrowsmith; two brothers and one sister, Augutus Jackson and Mrs. Gertrude Hagerman of Kingston and Herbert Jackson of Sydenham. There are also four grandchildren; Kenneth and Claude Ruttan, Mrs. Ross Curl and Freida Ruttan.

Among those present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. A. Jackson, Mrs. G. Hagerman, Mr. And Mrs. Stanley Knox, Stewart Hagerman, Mr and Mrs. Herbert Moore, Mr and Mrs Harold Wilson, Miss Helen Lawler, Mr and Mrs Wesley Clark, Earl, Thomas and Robert Clark, Thomas Clark, Mr. and Mrs. A. Clark, Arthur Morrison, all of Kingston; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jackson, Sydenham; Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Wheatley, Rochester, N.Y.; Mr. And Mrs. Ross Curl and Kenneth Ruttan, Peterborough; Gnr. C. Ruttan, Pettawawa, Mrs. Stanley Cassell, Franktown, Mr. and Mrs. Dorval Peters and Mrs. Pearl Hawley, Thorpe, Mrs. Stanley Clark and Mr. and Mrs. S. Sills and son, Wagarville, Charles McLean, Wilton and a number of others.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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JANEWAY, Charles James
Peacefully at Ongwanada Hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 1990, Charles Janeway, in his 84th years, beloved husband of Marjorie Demarsh, dear father of Benjamin, John, Kingston, James Charles, Westport; and Mary Lou Murray, Kingston, dear brother of Edith and Lorraine and the late Harry, Dorothy and Mildred, survived by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family will receive friends at the Robert j. Reid & Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie) on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, Octobe 18, from 1-2 p.m. prior to the Funeral Service in the Chapel on the Corner at 2 p.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery

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KIRKHAM, Frederic Grant
Parham -- The death occurred in Kingston General Hospital on August 31 of Frederic Grant Kirkham of Parham after an illness of three months. He was born at Brooke 58 years ago. He married Nellie Cronk of Wagarville 35 years ago. Mr. Kirkham farmed at Wagarville for 18 years, moving to Parham in 1923 where he spent the past 17 years as proprietor of the "Village Inn". He was a member of the Township Council and of the United Church. The funeral was held from his residence to the United Church where the Rev. J. Holden of Sharbot Lake, assisted by Rev. Gordon Babcock of Tichborne and Rev. White of Verona took part in the service. Those left to mourn his loss besides his wife are five brothers and three sisters, Leslie, Thomas, Edward of Perth, Victor of Cole Lake, Murray of Wagarville, Ethel and Annie of Perth, Jessie at Wagarville. The burial took place at the family plot at Wagarville, where his daughter Aleta, who died in infancy, was buried. Mr. Kirkham was a member of May Flower Lodge, No. 297, and Frontenac Lodge, A. F. and A. M. which conducted the service at the grave.

Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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LALONDE, Delia L.
From the Kingston Whig-Standard
31 July 1944
LALONDE -- In Kingston General Hospital on July 30, 1944 Delia L. Lalonde, age 55 years. Funeral will take place from her son's residence, 174 Fraser Street. Tuesday morning at 8:46, to St. John the Apostle Church where a solemn high mass will be sung at 9 'clock for the happy repose of her soul. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.
DATE: 31 July 1944, Pg. 10.
Lalonde, Delia L. [Smith], (nee Charron)

Received from Larry Lalonde

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LOCKWOOD, Bertha Evelyn
A life-long resident of Kingston, died on May 16, 1992 at Kingston General Hospital after a two-year illness. She was in her 90th year.

She was born at the Outer Station in Kingston, a daughter of David Henry and Emma Olsen, and attended Depot, Central and Frontenac Schools. A housewife since her marriage in 1924, she was a lifelong parishioner at St. Paul's Anglican Church. She took great pleasure in her garden, her canaries and in creating a hospitable home for her family and friends.

Mrs Lockwood is survived by her sister, Daisy Coon of Elgin, and numberouse nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dionis (Dan) Lockwood, infant daughter Dianna and sisters Mary Ellen Duffy, Florence Munroe and Louise MacLean.

the funeral took place on May 19, with Cannon Volpi officiating. the pallbearers were Frank Brady, Eric and Wylie Coon, Marc and Ron Shaw and Henry Sly. Interment was at Cataraqui Cemetery.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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MacLEAN, Louise E. (nee Henry)
Died suddenly at her home on Oct 1. She was 79 years old.

A resident of Kingston for 68 years, Mrs. MacLean, of 14 Greenview Ave., was a former student of Frontenac Public School, Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute and Kingston Buisiness College.

She attended St. Paul's Anglican Church and was an active volunteer with a particular interest in the Arthritis Society.

Mrs. MacLean is predeceased by her parents David Henry and Emma (Olsen) Henry; husband John Arthur (Art) MacLean who was lost at sea aboard HMCS Spikenard in 1942; and sisters Mrs. R. Duffy (Maimie) and Mrs. J. B. Munroe (Florence).

She is survived by her daughter Mrs. Ronald (Rose) Shaw of Brampton; granchildren Marc, Jeff and Liana Shaw; and sisters Mrs. D. F. (Bertha) Lockwood of Kingston and Mrs. W. O. (Daisy) Coon of Elgin.

Mrs. MacLean's funeral was held Oct 4. Rev. Harold Murray officiated. She was cremated and her ashes Interred in the family plot at Cataraqui Cemetery.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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MARLOWE, Pearl
At Exendicare Kingsotn , on Friday, Augsust 6, 1993, Pearl Ganes, in her 96th year, beloved wife of the late Hiram Marlowe, dear mother of Hiram Marlowe, Clara Chambers and the late Ruth Kelley; dear gramdmother of Richard and Susan Chambers and Steven Kelley; and great-grandmother of Jaime and Dan Hillier and Frazer Chambers. Resting at th Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral home, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie). Funeral Service in "The Chapel on the Corner" on Monday, August 9,a t 11 am. Internment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donalds to the Charity of your choice would be appreicated by the family.

Contributed by Jen Wylie

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McINTYRE, Mrs. Joshua (nee McGuire)
The Rideau Record, Smiths Falls
July 12 1888
(Merrickville)
The funeral of Mrs. Joshua McIntyre took place here on Sunday last and was largely attended by relatives and neighbours. She died at Kingston (where she resided) on July 7th. She was a daughter of Mr. Andy McGuire of the township of Wolford, and had been married a little over a year. She was a lady held in high esteem by all who knew her and there is great sorrow over her early demise. The Rev. Mr. Houston performed the obsequies.

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MILLER, John Henry
Suddenly at Hotel Dieu Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 1984, John Henry Miller, in his 60th year, beloved husband of the late Yvonne Compeau, dear father of Sharon Anne of Toronto; Catherine Yvonne and Denise Aileen both at home; dear brother of Donald Alfred Miller and the late Douglas James Miller. Resting at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, corner of Barrie and Johnson Streets. Service in the Chapel on the Corner on Friday march 2 at 10:30 a.m. Friends will be received on Thrusday between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation or the charity ofyour choice would be appreciated by the family.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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MUNROE, Florence
Suddenly at her home on Sunday, November 22, 1987, Florence Henry, beloved wife of the late Captain J. B. Munroe, dear sister of Mrs. Bertha Lockwood of Kingston; Mrs. Daisy Coon of Elgin; and Mrs. Louise MacLean of Kingston; daughter of the late David and Emma Henry, survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service was in our Chapel on Thursday, November 26, at 11 a.m. Reverend Harold Murray officiated. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery.

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O’DRISCOLL, Margaret (Wiseman)
DATE : June 5 1935
Under DEATHS AND FUNERALS
Mrs. M. W. O'Driscoll
On June 5, 1935 at the family residence Park Street, Gananoque, Mrs. Margaret Wiseman O'Driscoll died fortified by the rights of the Catholic Church. The late Mrs. O'Driscoll was born at Adolphustown ninety-three years ago. When nine years old she came to Howe Island with her parents where she spent the most of her active life, and on January 31, 1862, she married the late John O'Driscoll, who predeceased her eighteen years ago. Later she moved to Gananoque, and until recently lived with her youngest son--Lawrence--at the Gateway Tourist Camp. She was the mother of thirteen children of which six survive to mourn her loss. One son Charles died in Kingston on January 1, 1935. The surviving children are John and Mrs. Fred E. Walker, Howe Island; Thomas, Ottawa; Mrs. John G. MacDonald, Wolfe Island; Lawrence and Miss Ilena, a professional nurse who has Been in constant attendance for the past four years. Two sister also survive, Mrs. Alex See, Toronto, and Mrs. Robert P. Mac Arthur, Gananaque. On Friday June 7, the remains were placed in the family plot in St. Philomena's Cemetery, Howe Island. Rev. Father Callaghen, parish priest, sang the requiem mass.

FROM: Whig Standard
DATE : June 7 1935
Former Howe Island
Lady Dies at Great Age

GANANOQUE, June 7--Another of the old residents of Howe Island passed to rest on Wednesday in the person of Mrs. Margaret O'Driscoll, widow of the late John O'Driscoll. The deceased who was over ninety years of age, was indeed a very active woman, and in fact she did not have any serious illness to cause her death other than old age. She had lived in Gananoque for about fourteen years. She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Robert McArthur, Gananoque, Mrs. Alex See of Toronto, and her own immediate family, John, Mrs. Fred Walker of Howe Island, Mrs. John G. McDonald of Wolfe Island, Thomas of Ottawa, and Lawrence and Ilena of Gananoque.

The funeral was held on Thursday in Gananoque to St. Philomino Church, Howe Island where the mass was sung by Rev. Father Callaghan. Her grandsons acted as pall-bearers.

Contributed by Jen Wylie

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ODERKIRK, Anna Bell (Shannon)
At the Hotel Dieu Hospital on Friday, April 29, 1988, Anna Bell Shannon, beloved wife of the late Venus Earl Oderkirk, dear mother of Mrs. J. P. Clyde (Dora), Amherstview; Mrs. Eugene McGlynn (Bellvie), Kingston; Delbert Venus (Del), Toronto; Arthur, Ottawa; and the late Vernon (Micky), dear sister of Mrs. Hazel Watson, Kingston; Mrs. George Brown (Lucy), Oshawa; Mrs. Harold Kennedy (Ruby); Tamworth: Mrs. Ross Loucks (Ada), Kingston; and the late William (Bill) Shannon and Mary Schamehorn. Restng at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel, (Counter Street at Highway 2). Private Funeral Service in the Chapel, Monday, may 2. Friends will be received Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Christ Church Cemetery.

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PAIN, Elizabeth (Robison)
At Portland Maine, on 10th inst., Elizabeth Robison, wife of S Pain, Esq., and eldest daughter of the late Richard Robison, Esq., of this town.
Kingston Chronicle - Dec 19, 1838

Contributed by Robin Potter

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POWELL, Catherine
On Wednesday, the 1st instant, Mrs. Catherine Powell, wife of Mr. William Powell, of this town, aged 51 years.
Kingston Chronicle - 10 Jun 1825

Contributed by Robin Potter

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POWELL, James W.
An Old Photographer and a Good Citizen His Useful Career
This morning at 9:15, Mr. James W. Powell passed away, at his residence, Princess Street, after a lingering illness. The deceased was born in the house now occupied by his family, in 1842, consequently he was 54 years of age. He was the eldest son of the late James Powell, tinsmith. He received his early education at the Quaker School, near Picton. Twenty-five years ago he returned to this city, and was apprenticed to Sheldon & Davis, photographers. After serving a year with this firm, he opened a gallery over King's drug store, after following his business in that place he removed to Napanee, where he remained a year. He returned to Kingston and for a number of years did business in the Anchor Block. Thirteen years ago he removed to his present stand, where he has conducted business ever since. A few years ago he suffered from a stroke of paralysis, and from that time till his death he has not been actively engaged in business.

The deceased leaves a wife, three sons and five daughters to mourn his loss. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He also belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Chosen Friends and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. The deceased had a large circle of friends, both in business and in private life, who will hear of his death with regret. He was popular among the amateur photographers of the city, and during his life gave them many useful hints in the mysteries of photography. The funeral will take place from his residence, Princess Street, on Sunday.
The Kingston Daily News - 16 Jul 1896

Contributed by Robin Potter

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PRICE, Enid
PRICE - In the Kingston General Hospital, on September 30th, 1929, Enid W. Price, aged 14 years, 9 months, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Price. Funeral will take place from her father's residence, 33 Rideau Street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock to Cataraqui Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Obituary Enid W. Price
In the Kingston General Hospital on Monday morning the death took place of Enid W. Price, fourteen year-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Price of 33 Rideau Street. Deceased child had attended the High School of Commerce where she was in the first form. Previous to entering the High School of Commerce, the young girl had attended Central School and then Robert Meek School.

She was of a very charming disposition and was most popular among her friends.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Price, two sisters, Mrs. G. Cronk of Kingston, and Mrs. Mrs. H. Clark of Kingston, and one brother, Wilbur Price, at home. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon from the residence of her parents 33 Rideau Street, to Cataraqui Cemetery where interment will take place. Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Green of Queen Street United Church.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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PRICE, Olive Ethel
PRICE - At Kingston General Hospital, on April 17, 1958, Olive Price, beloved wife of Frank Price, 599 Earl Street. Funeral will take place from James Reid Funeral Chapel, Princess Street, at 3:15 Saturday afternoon. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Funeral Announcement of Mrs. W. Frank Price
Funeral of Mrs. W. Frank Price, 79,of 599 Earl Street, who died in Kingston General Hospital April 17, was held from James Reid funeral home. Service was conducted by Rev. H. M. Servage. Interment was in Cataraqui Cemetery.

A daughter of John Morley and Catherine Cowling, she was born in Westbrook, and came to Kingston 51 years ago. She attended Queen Street United Church.

Pall-bearers were J. A. Cliff, J. Kleinsterber, G. Cronk, E. Leeder, W. Price, M. M. Price.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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PRICE, Prudence A. "Addie" (Smith)
PRICE - At Kingston General Hospital, on Monday, December 29, 1958, Prudence A. (Addie) Smith, beloved wife of Marshal Price, aged 83 years, dear mother of Mrs. G. M. Cronk (Vera); Mrs. J. E. Clarke (Victoria); and Wilbur E. Price, all of Kingston. Resting at Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, corner of Barrie ad Johnston Streets. Service in the "Chapel on the Corner" on Wednesday, December 31 at 2 p.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Funeral Announcement of Addie Price
The funeral of Prudence Adaline (Addie) Price, who died in Kingston General Hospital at the age of 83, was held from the R. J. Reid funeral home. Service was conducted by Rev. E. W. Horton of Queen Street United Church and interment was at Cataraqui Cemetery.

Deceased was the wife of Marshall N. Price, daughter of the late D.J. Smith and Victoria Cronk. Surviving are two daughters , Mrs. G. M. Cronk (Vera), Mrs. H. E. Clarke (Victoria), one son Wilbur E., all of Kingston; one sister Mrs. H. Sly (Mable) Kingston; five brothers, Wellington, Edwards, Dexter, Noble, all of Michigan and Earl of Hamilton. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, as well as thirteen great-grandchildren.

Pall-bearers were Wendell Smith, Okel Drew, Mac Price, John Price, Ernest Leader and Wilfred Cassell.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

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ROBINS, E.
At Quebec on the 25th ult. Mr. E Robins, late of this place.
Kingston Chronicle - 10 Jun 1825

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SAUNDERS, Dorothy (Janeway)
In Villa Park, Illinois, Dorothy Janeway, formerly of Kingston, beloved wife of Herbert Saunders of Illinois, dear mother of John, Villa Park, Illinois and Herbert of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Interment service in Cataraqui Cemetery Thursday, August 14, 1 p.m., upon train arrival. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. For further information contact the James Reid Funeral Home.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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SAUNDERS, Herbert G.
SAUNDERS, Herbert G. (former Kingston Ponies Pitcher) - At the home of his son, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, Herbert G. Saunders, in his 85th year, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Janeway, youngest son of the late Mary and John Saunders, Kingston; predeceased by son John Gordon, sadly missed by son Herbert and his wife Betty, granddaughters Nancy, Tammy, Jody, Diane, grandson Scott and several nieces and nephews, many in the Kingston area. Services were held at Holy Trinity Church, Lombard, Illinois. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements by Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Directors. As expressions of sympathy contributions to the Frontenac Lennox and Addington Lung Association or The Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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SILVER, Alfred Russell
In his 84th year, passed away in peace and dignity at Kingston General Hospital, May 31, 2000, 3 days after having a stroke. He was born at Elginburg, son of James Edward Silver and Susan Bell Jackson and lived nearly all his life in the area. He worked at Alcan as a plumber from where he retired in 1979. For many years he raised sheep on the family farm. He is survived by his wife Freda McNutt, daughter Lynda Silver, grandson Ian Silver and his wife Anastasia and two great granddaughters. He is also survived by sister Eleanor (Mrs Dr. Gordon Brown) and brothers Percy and Harold and may nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Glen, Kenneth, Clarence, Elwood, Ernest and sisters Dorothy Tuschen. Marion Steacy and Evelyn Mandoles.

The funeral service was held in the chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home, June 3, 2000, officiated by Rev. Ken Roth assisted by Rev. Gordon Hammond and Rev. Kent Bandy. Eulogies were given by grandson Ian Silver, nephew Steven Silver and brother-in-law Rev. Harold McNutt. Pallbearers were James, Brian and Steven Silver, George Brown, James Mandoles and Darrell Dixon. Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Cataraqui.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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SILVER, Alpheus
Alpheus Silver, 89 of 5 St Catherine Street, who died recently at Kingston General Hospital following a three week illness, was buried in Christ Church Cemetery at Cataraqui.

He was born at Cataraqui, a son of the late William Silver and his wife, the former Emily Jean Harpell, but had been a Kingston resident for 68 years

A former fitter at the Canadian Locomotive Company, he retired 21 years ago.
Mr. Silver attended the Free Methodist Church.
He was a 50 year jewel member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Jane Henry; two sons, William and Harold; five granddaughters, Margaret, Donna, Sandra, Marlene and Sharon, and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were four grandson, Ken Collins, Dave Metzler, Wayne Kincaid and John Compeau, and two great grandsons, Kevin and Curtis Collins.

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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SILVER, Margaret (Henry)
At the Kingston General Hospital, on Saturday, July 13, 1985, Margaret Henry, beloved wife of the late Alpheus Silver, dear mother of Bill and Lalia Silver and Harold and Rita Silver, all of Kingston, grandmother of Mrs Ken Collins (Margaret) of Sydenham; Mrs Wayne Kincaid (Donna) of Kingston; Mrs Colin Clark (Sandra) of Gananoqui; Mrs David Metzler (Marlene) of Ottawa; Mrs John Compeau (Sharon) of Kingston; great grandmother of Kevin Collins of Kingston; Curtis Collins, Sydenham; Kyle and Kurtis Kincaid both of Kingston; Susanne, Patricia and Robert Metzler of Ottawa; and Jon and Scott Compeau of Kingston; great great grandmother of Emily and David Collins, Sydenham; Mark and Jeffrey of Kingston. Rested at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Residence, 49 Colborne Street (atClergy). Service in the Chapel Monday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Christ Church Cemetery, Cataraqui

Contributed by: Sharon Compeau

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SMITH, Ada (Wagar)
SMITH- Passed away at her late residence, Parham, after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, June 16th, 1953, Ada Smith , beloved wife of James N. Smith, and dear mother of Ross at home; Herbert at Odessa; Mrs. Fred Charlton, (Ruth) Parham; Mrs. Ernie Barr (Nellie) of Belleville; Mrs. C.F. Allison (Ruby) of Belleville; Kenneth of Belleville, in her 88th year. Resting at her late residence, Parham, for funeral service on Thursday, June 18, at 4 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery.

-clipping from unknown newspaper.
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Anthony
The funeral of Anthony McGuin Smith, 65, clerk-treasurer of Kingston Township, who died suddenly on Thursday, took place Saturday at his Collins Bay residence, where Rev. C. E. Clarke conducted the service at 3 p.m. Interment was in Cataraqui Cemetery. Members of Prince Arthur Lodge, AF and AM, Odessa, took part in a Masonic service at the graveside.

The pall-bearers were Percy Wright and Ernest Sproule Westbrook; David Rankin and Harold Clark, Collins Bay; Harvey Hawkey, RR2 Kingston, and Howard Keyes RR3, Kingston. Honorary pall-bearers were members of the Kingston Township Council and officials.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Obituary Anthony McGuin Smith
The funeral service for Anthony McGuin Smith was conducted by Rev. C. F. Clark at the family residence, woodbine road. During the service a friend of the family, Mrs. Harry Baler, Cataraqui, sang, "The Shepherd's Psalm."

The honorary pall-bearers were Lorne Aylesworth, W. J. Holsgrove, Richard Coulter, Freeman Hawkey and Joseph McEwen of Kingston Township Council and J. R. Henderson, chairman of the planning board. The active pall-bearers were Ernest Sproule, Percy Wright, D. J. Rankin, H. R. Clark, Harvey Hawkey, and J. H. Keyes.

The floral tributes were carried by 45 members of Prince Arthur lodge, No. 228, AF and AM, Odessa, of which Mr. Smith was a past master and its treasurer. A Masonic service was held at the graveside in the family plot in Cataraqui Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was the son of George W. Smith and Annie McGuin and was born on the homestead 64 years ago, and had lived his entire life there. It was at the homestead that Mr. Smith died suddenly, having attended to his township duties as usual that day.

He was greatly admired for his sterling qualities and business acumen, and had served the township for many years. He was the treasurer for about 30 years, and later took on the added duties of clerk, having also served as tax collector and assessor from time to time. In addition to his membership in Prince Arthur Lodge, he belonged to the Ancient Frontenac and Cataraqui No. 1, Kingston, the IOOF, No. 361, Odessa and Princess Chapter, No. 221, OES, Odessa.

The immediate family surviving are his wife, Florence; one son George Colin, and a granddaughter, Anne. One sister, Mrs. John Morley (Jessie), of Syracuse also survives as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother and one sister, Mrs. John Shibley (Lorraine) of Harrowsmith.

Friends and relatives attending the funeral from a distance were his sister, Mrs. Morley of Syracuse, Mrs. Willard Cole, her son Leonard, and his wife of Manilus, N.Y., and Mrs. Warren Smith of Fayetteville, N. Y., Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Drury, and Mr. and Mrs. M. Hambly of Toronto.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn] [Died June 17, 1953]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, David John
Saginaw Daily News
David John Smith, 78, died suddenly Oct. 1 at the home of his son, Edward Smith, on a farm near Hemlock, Michigan. Born November 30, 1850, at Kingston, Ont., Mr. Smith was married April 20, 1874, to Miss Victoria Cronk at Verona, Ont. Mrs. Smith died in 1915. In 1903 Mr. Smith left Parham, Ont., to settle on the farm that has since been his home. He was a member of the Ancient Order of the United Workman of Canada and the Hemlock M.E. Church. The funeral took place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home of his son. Rev. Lorne Carter officiated and the burial was in the Laporte cemetery.

Mr. Smith is survived by two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Marshall Price, Mrs. Herbert Sly and George Smith, Kingston, Ontario; Earl Smith Hamilton, Ont.; Wellington Smith, Detroit; Noble Smith, Battle Creek; Dexter Smith and Edward Smith, Hemlock. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Nellie Cronk, Ontario; three brothers, James and Ira Smith, Ontario, and Powley Smith (note spelled Pawley in the clipping), Hemlock, and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. George Smith and Mrs. Herbert Sly attending their father's funeral.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Delilah
Article on Mrs. Delilah Smith from the Saginaw News

At an age when most folks are thinking seriously about retirement, Mrs. Delilah Smith stays on the job as housekeeper for her son-in-law, Linus Frost, of Graham Road. Mrs. Smith marked her 96th birthday anniversary Wednesday and doesn't see any reason why she shouldn't live to be a hundred.

She gets all the meals, does the housework and all the sewing. Work comes easy for her - she's had a lot of practice. She was born in Canada in 1856 and came to Saginaw County in 1881. Her husband died in 1926. (Note other articles say 1927.) Mrs. Smith has a son Arthur, of Portland Ore., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith is an avid reader of the Bible and attributes her longevity to the fact that she has kept busy.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Death Announcement of Delilah Cronk
SMITH, Mrs. Lucinda Delilah, Route 3, Freeland, Michigan
Passed away at Maplecrest Convalescent Home after a lingering illness. Agee 99 years Lucinda D. Cronk was born Sept. 24, 1856 in Mountain Grove, Canada. She was married there to Peter Smith and resided there until 1881, when they moved to Tittabawassee Township. Mr. Smith passed away Dec. 24, 1927, surviving are one son, Arthur A. Smith, Portland, Oregon; a son-in-law Linus H. Frost, Freeland, with whom she has made her home for 27 years, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; also one sister Mrs. Violette Brooks, Gladwin. Funeral Service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Case Chapel. Rev. Henry W. Fischer will officiate with burial at Owen Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after Friday noon.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

100th Birthday 3 Months Away, Freelander Dies
Three months before her 100th birthday, Mrs. Lucinda Delilah Smith of Freeland RD 3 died yesterday at Maplecrest Convalescent Home. She was the mother-in-law of Linus H. Frost of Freeland with whom she made her home for 27 years. Her husband Peter Smith died, Dec. 24, 1927. Lucinda D. Cronk was born Sept. 24, 1856 in Canada. She was married there to Mr. Smith and they came to Tittabawassee Township in 1881. Mrs. Smith leaves a son, Arthur A. Smith of Portland, Ore., seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Violette Brooks, Gladwin. The funeral will be Saturday afternoon.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Elloner (Babcock)
Died in Christian peace, at her late residence in Hinchinbrook, on the 19th June 1873, Sister E. E. smith, beloved wife of Reuben, in the 46th year of her age.

Sister Smith lived for the pleasures of this world until the fall of 1849, when Bro. Dockham held a protracted meeting in Westbrook, to which she was attracted to under the singing of those beautiful line, "Lo glad I come, and thou bless'd lamb. Take me to thee, whose I am!"

She was induced to accept of that love the Saviour is ever ready to bestow on them that come to him. When I went to the old Waterloo Circuit I found Mrs. Smith an active disciple of her beloved Saviour. On my arrival here I found her a suffering disciple, but still as warmly attached to the same loving Jesus. She had for two years been the victim of that fell disease, consumption, and when I visited her on my first round of my mission, I found her very weak in body but strong in spirit, giving glory to God. She was only waiting the Master's call, and when it came, she was found fully prepared.

She has left a sorrowing husband and nine children, three of whom with their father are striving to follow in the way of holiness. May her prayers be answered in behalf of the rest, and all meet, an unbroken family in heaven.

J.A. Rogers, Arden, July 21, 1873.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, George
SMITH - In Kingston, August 12, 1939, George Albert Smith, beloved husband of Olive Ethel Morley, age 60 years. Funeral will take place from his late residence, 338 Willingdon Ave., Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, (Daylight Savings Time), to Cataraqui Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Obituary of George Smith
The funeral of George Albert Smith, beloved husband of Olive Ethel Morley, was held from his residence, 338 Willingdon, Ave., Monday afternoon with Rev. Basil Thompson of Queen Street United Church in charge.

The death of Mr. Smith occurred August 12 after an illness of six months. He was 60 years of age. Born at Long Lake, the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Smith, he was educated at Parham and moved to Kingston 36 years ago to become a mason contractor. He was a prominent member of Queen Street United Church being a member of the official board. The deceased was a member of the I.O.F. No.59, and Granite Lodge No. 363, I.O.O.F.

Surviving are his wife, and son Wilfrid, and grandson Donald, of Kingston; two sisters, Mrs. M. Price of Kingston, and Mrs. H. Sly of Westbrook; five brothers Winningdon of Saguenay, Mich., Edward and Dexter of Hemlock, Mich., Earl of Hamilton and Noble of Battlecreek, Mich.

Pall-bearers were Dr. C. C. Nash, and Messrs. Leonard, Paynter, Harris, Watts and Foliey. Interment was made in Cataraqui Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, George A.
George A. Smith, one of Parham's most prominent residents, and a man known throughout the entire district, who died on July 4th in Belleville, was born in Westbrook in 1864, a son of the late James Smith, being the eldest of a family of eleven children. He has been a resident of Parham for the past thirty-five years. He was county constable, township clerk and treasurer, having been clerk for twenty-five years and only missing two meetings during that time. He was also in the fire insurance business and a prominent buyer of cheese and pulpwood.

Mr. Smith was a Methodist in religion and the funeral took place Sunday at 10 a.m., from the Methodist church to Parham cemetery under the auspices of the Oddfellows and the Orange lodge, the Rev. Mr. Moyse officiating. He is survived by his wife and eight children, Mina and George, Parham; Myrtle, Odessa; Gordon and Jamie, Smith's Falls; Ellen, Calabogie; Harold, Webster, N.Y.; Iva, Belleville, and two sisters, Annie and Eliza, Verona, and five brothers, Frank, Odessa; William, Kingston; Alonzo, British Columbia; Overton and Victor, North Dakota.

Many floral offerings were received from friends.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]

FRONTENAC CHEESE BOARD
Regrets Death of G. A. Smith - Sales - On Thursday
The late George A. Smith , of Parham, for many years a member and buyer of the Frontenac Cheese Board, was remembered by his associates at the meeting of the board on Thursday afternoon. On motion of L. W. Murphy and Reeve Hamilton, the secretary, William Pillar, was instructed to send a letter of condolence to his bereaved family. The late Mr. Smith attended a meeting of the board two weeks ago, and though complaining of illness then, his death came as a shock to the board members.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]

Death Announcement of George A. Smith
At the general hospital here this morning, Mr. George A. Smith of Parham, Frontenac County passed away. Deceased was 59 years of age and was one of the prominent residents of Frontenac County, having been for 25 years Clerk of Hinchinbrooke township. By occupation he was a cheese buyer and insurance agent. Mr. Smith was in religion a Methodist. he was a member of the Mayflower Lodge, I.O.O.F. No. 297, of Parham and a member of Tichborne Orange Lodge. A widow, four sons and four daughters survive. The sons are George A. jr., of Parham, Harold of Webster, N.Y., Gordon and Jamie of Smith's Falls. The daughters are Mrs. T. E. Wager of Parham, Mrs. S. Ball, of Odessa, Mrs. W. R. Wager of Calabogie and Miss Ivy of Belleville. The body, after being prepared for burial by the Belleville Burial Company was shipped to Parham for interment.

Note: Transcribed as written. Wager should be Wagar and Ivy should be Iva.
[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, George Alpheus
VERONA - George Alpheus Smith, 69, died suddenly of heart attack, at Merrill's Hardware Store here, where he had been employed for the past nine years.

He was the eldest son of the late george Alpheus Smith and his wife Susie Wager.

In earlier life, Mr. Smith made cheese at Parham, Fish Creek and Oak Flatts. He played baseball and hockey on the Parham team and was a member of the IOOF Lodge, Parham.

He was a member of the United Church, Verona, and its board and was a steward and trustee.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Mary Botting; four sisters, Mrs. T. E. Wagar, (Mina), Webster, N.Y.; Mrs. Guy Wagar, (Iva), Kingston; Mrs. Ellen Wagar, Parham; Mrs. C. S. Ball (Myrtle), Parham; three brothers, Harold and Jamie, Cornwall, Gordon of Brantford; two uncles, A. V. Smith, Battle Lake, Minnesota and C. Wagar, Flint Mich., and an aunt, Mrs. M. Smith of Odessa.

The funeral was held from his residence to the United Church here, where the Rev. Leslie Dean of Iroquois delivered the sermon, assisted by student pastor Charles Rennie. Pall-bearers were S. W. Revell, R. Walker, V. B. Merrill, H. Matthews, E. Ashley and T.B. Tallen. Burial was in Harrowsmith Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Ira Manson
SMITH - At the Kington General Hospital, September 12, 1942, Ira Manson Smith, Long Lake, in his 82nd year. Funeral service at his late residence, Monday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Parham Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

Funeral Announcement Ira M. Smith
LONG LAKE, Sept. 17 - The largely attended funeral of the late Ira M. Smith was held in the United Church at Long Lake, Monday at 1:30 p.m. and was conducted by Rev. A. F. Shorten, Harrowsmith.

The late Mr. Smith belonged to St. Andrew's Lodge A. F. and A. M. No. 497 Arden, members of which conducted the service at the grave. Members of Lodge No. 497 acting as pall-bearers were; Hon. W. D. Black, O.D. Cronk, G. M. Drew, Richard judge, Alvero cronk, and Dr. Weatherhead. Interment was made in teh family plot at Parham Cemetery. The many floral tributes showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

Deceased died very suddenly in the Kingston General Hospital. He was born in Kingston Township 82 years ago and spent most of his life in the vicinity of Long Lake. In 1891 he built the Long Lake cheese factory and a few years later built the dwelling and store which he owned until his death.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Mary Judge of Godfrey, to whom he was married in 1893, two sons Wendell, Long Lake, Orvis, Kingston, a sister Nellie, Long Lake, a brother, James, Parham, two granddaughters, Ada Mary, Long Lake, and Barbara June, Kingston.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Thank You Card
Mrs. Ira M. Smith of Long Lake, sons, Wendell and Orvis and families wish to thank Dr. Austin, Dr. Third, and Dr. Connell, house surgeons nurses Vanvolkenburg and Scott and nurses of teh Kingston General Hospital for the attention given the late Ira. M. Smith during his last illness, also to friends and relatives, Rev. A. F. Shorten and the members of A. F. & A. M. Lodge, Arden for their services and floral tributes.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Mary (Judge)
LONG LAKE - Funeral of Mrs. Mary Smith, 85, widow of the late Ira Manson Smith, took place from the Long Lake United Church Saturday afternoon. Rev. F. J. Whitely, Oshawa, former student minister at Long Lake, conducted the service.

Pall-bearers were Hershel Stinson, Donald Stinson, Arland Ben, Leslie Judge, James Bray, Fred Charlton.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mr. Michael Judge. She was born near Godfey, Hinchinbrooke Township, in 1864. She was a seamstress before her marriage in 1893 when she took up residence in Long Lake and resided there until her death. Deceased, along with her husband had been in business at Long Lake for 56 years. She was a life-long member of the United Church.

Surviving our her two sons, Wendell of Long Lake and Orvis of Kingston; two grandchildren, Mrs. K. B. MacDonald (Ada), Mountain Grove, Barbara Smith of Kingston; two great grandchildren Jeanette and David MacDonald; two brothers, Alvin Judge, Great Falls, Montana and Richard Judge, Godfrey; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Giles, Pembroke and Mrs. Martha Leslie, Godfrey. She was predeceased by one brother James Judge.

Interment was made in the family plot at Parham Cemetery.

SMITH - At Long Lake, on Thursday, March 3, 1949, Mary judge, widow of the late Ira M. Smith, loving mother of Wendell, Long Lake and Orvis Smith (note orginal clipping had Orvis spelled Oris.) of Kingston in her 86th year.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Powley G.
FORMER SAGINAW MAN DIES IN MUSCATINE, IA.
Powley G. Smith, for may years a prominent Saginaw county farmer, died Monday (Note clipping said Friday but it had been changed to Monday) at Baker Institute, Muscatine, IA., it was learned here yesterday. He was 63 years old.

Mr. Smith was born July 9, 1866, at Long Lake, Ont., and came to Saginaw county when a young man. He was married November 2, 1889, to Miss Victoria Adsitt of Thomas township in Midland. After marriage they moved to a farm near Laporte. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 404, of Rebekah Lodge No. 410 and of the Ancient Order of Gleaners of Laporte.

Surviving are his widow and six children, Ira Smith, Midland, Glen Smith, Saginaw, Roy, Everett and Ernest Smith and Mrs. Arthur Tuttle, Laporte, and two brothers and one sister, Ira and James Smith and Mrs. Nellie Cronk, Long Lake, Ontario.

The funeral will take place at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at his home near Laporte and at 2 o'clock at the Laporte M.E. church. Burial will be in the Laporte cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

LAPORTE MAN DIES IN IOWA; BURIED HERE
Mr. Powley (note in clipping was spelled Parley) Smith, 64 years, of age for many years a resident of Laporte, passed away Tuesday morning, March twenty-fifth at one o'clock in the Baker Institute, Muscatine, Iowa. Accompanied by his son, Ira Smith of Midland, the Laporte man was taken to the Iowa hospital two weeks ago, where he was treated for cancer. Several relatives left by motor Monday, called by the serious illness of Mr. Smith. The body will be brought here for burial, and it is believed, will reach Midland about Friday of this week.

Survivors are the wife, five sons and daughter : Roy, Ernest, and Everett Smith of Laporte, Ira of Midland, and Glenn of Saginaw; Mrs. Myrtle Tuttle of Laporte.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, R.H.
Wagarville
A gloom was cast over this vicinity of Wagarville, when it was learned that a life-long resident, in he person of henry Smith, has passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 20th, at the home of his daughter Mrs. George Goodberry. During his life, he was always known to be a quiet, unassuming God-fearing man, a good neighbour and friend.

Deceased had gone with his regular hunting gang in the north and while there contracted pneumonia. Kind hands ministered to his wants in the camp, but when his case seemed to become severe his nephew, Wendell Smith, Long Lake, motored him home on the Monday preceding his death. all that could be done was done to alleviate his suffering by his children who gathered from distant parts, but it seemed to no avail and he passed peacefully away on Saturday morning.

The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held in Wagarville church, Tuesday morning, and was attended by the Oddfellows, of which the deceased was an old esteemed member. they also held their impressive service at the grave. Besides his widow, deceased leaves four brothers and one sister, also seven children; Richard, and Mrs. Frank Wagar who resides in the west; Mrs. john Beach, Michigan; Mrs. Abrams, Desert Lake; Mrs. J. McAvory and Mrs. George Goodberry, Wagarville, and Julia, Toronto.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Reuben
Mountain Grove, Nov. 16 - The remains of Reuben Smith, an old and much respected resident of Long Lake, were interred in the cemetery on Friday.

The funeral was largely attended. - Rev. Mr. Byam preached an affecting sermon from Rev. VII 13 and 14.

Westbrook, Nov. 17 - Reuben Smith, who fell off a milk wagon some time since, died shortly after he went home to Parham.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Note Reuben Smith died Nov. 11, 1891!
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Susannah (Wagar)
PARHAM - The funeral of the late Susannah Smith was held from the United Church, Parham, on Sept. 14 at 3 o'clock. Mr. James Bryson, Enterprise, former pastor and James Mills, student minister, were in charge of the service.

The late Mrs. Smith was a life long resident of this district, born at Wagarville, a daughter of Hiram and Lydia Wagar. Following an illness of six weeks, she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Wagar, Parham. Her husband predeceased her 29 years ago.

Surviving are four son and four daughters; Mrs. T. E. Wagar, (Mina), Webster N.Y.; George of Verona, Gordon of Smith Falls, Mrs. C.S. Ball (Myrtle) and Mrs. Ellen Wagar, Parham, Harold and Jamie of Cornwall, and Mrs. l. C. Bryenton (Iva), Ottawa. Two brothers, Bismark, Burridge, and Cartwright, Flint Michigan. Eighteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.

Pall-bearers were eight grandsons, Robert, Guy, Randall, Roger, Eric Wagar, Gordon and Norman Ball and Gary Smith.

[Source: Clippings from Mary Covell, Kingston, Ontario]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Susannah Minerva
SMITH - At Parham on Saturday, September 12, 1953, Susannah Minerva Smith, beloved wife of George A. Smith, in her 87th year, dear mother of Mrs. T. E. Wagar, (Mina), Webster, New York; George of Verona; Mrs. C. F. Ball, (Myrtle), Parham; Gordon of Smith Falls; Mrs. W. R. Wagar (Ellen) of Parham; Carol and Jammie of Cornwall; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bryenton of Ottawa. Rested at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ellen Wagar, Parham. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 14, in Parham United Church. Interment Parham Cemetery.

Note in this announcement her name was spelled Susanna. It has been corrected in the announcement.
[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SMITH, Wilfred
SMITH - Suddenly in Kingston, on Thursday May 31, 1956, Wilfred Morley Smith, beloved husband of Olive Cain, age 46 years. Resting at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral home, corner of Barrie and Johnston Streets. Service in "The Chapel on the Corner" on Monday, June 4, at 2 p.m. Interment Cataraqui cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Obituary of Wilfred Smith
Wilfred Morley Smith, 46, of 522 Brock Street, died suddenly in Kingston on Thursday.

Mr. Smith was born in Kingston the son of the late George Albert Smith and Mrs. Olive Ethel Morley Price and lived in Kingston all his life. He was a mason and had been employed at the Kingston Penitentiary for 16 years, the last ten of which he was chief masonry instructor.

He was a member of Princess Street United Church and a past master of Minden Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, the former Olive Cain, his mother Mrs. Olive Morley Price; two sons, Donald Cain Smith and Robert Morley Smith, at home; one daughter Carol ....

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Note: Bottom of clipping was cut off.
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SNIDER, Daniel
8 December 1926
South Bend, Indiana
Daniel Snider
Daniel Snider, 73, died at 7:05 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon of heart trouble at his residence, 935 Oakland St., following an illness of three days.

He was born September 4, 1855 in Canada; he was married in that dominion to Miss mary Graham, and came to South Bend about ten years ago from Kingston, Canada.

Mr. Snider is survived by his widow, Mrs. mary Snider, and a sister, Mrs. O. Vanalstine, Collins Bay, Canada.

Funeral services for the deceased will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the residence by the Rev. Leo W. Collar. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

He was the son of ELONSON SNIDER and JANE (SALSBURY) SNIDER.

Contributed by: Ron & Beth Davidson

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SNIDER, Elonson
Elonson Snider - 1893 - 1908
Verona, Sept. 25 - The reaper of death has been busy in the vicinity for the last week and its sickle has cut down the young, the middle-aged and the old.

The first to succumb was our old and much esteemed resident, E. Snider, aged 78 years. He passed away on Friday. For many years he had been a staunch Methodist and for some time filled the position o. Deceased was twice married; his first wife was Miss Salsberry. One son and eight daughters were the result of their union. Besides a wife, one son and two daughter survive him. Daniel Snider in business in Bath; Mrs. Vanalstine, Brockville and Mrs. W. Davidson, Harrowsmith. The funeral took place to the Methodist church Sunday morning and was largely attended. Rev. Wheatley officiated. The choir anthems were well selected. The remains were interred in Lake View Cemetery

Contributed by: Beth White

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SNYDER, Ethel Beatrice (Howes)
SNYDER, Ethel Beatrice - At St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Friday, January 10, 1997, Ethel Beatrice Howes in her 83rd year. Beloved wife of the late John Wesley Snyder. Dear mother of Janet and her husband Clinton Shillington of Harrowsmith; Lorna Lietch of Burlington; Marilyn and her husband Harvey Ambler of Westport; Shiela and her husband Ted Ellis of Roslin; Ruth and her husband Ed Findlater of St. Catherines; William Snyder and his wife Sharon of Godfrey; Wanda Napier of Joyceville; Helene and her husband Bernie Ouellet of Belleville; Valerie and her husband Michael Asselstine of Sydenham; and Joanne Snyder of Calgary. Lovingly remembered by twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Resting at the Lindsay Funeral Home, Sydenham, for funeral Service on Tuesday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Piccadilly Cemetery.

Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy for those who wish, in memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice in Mrs. Snyder's memory would be thoughtfully appreciated by the family.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Note: In Lorna's wedding announcement her husband's surname was spelled Leitch.

Obituary of Ethel Beatrice Snyder (Howes)
Is it so small a thing
To have enjoyed the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved,
To have thought,
To have done?
Matthew Arnold

Ethel Beatrice Snyder, 82 died January 10, 1997 at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital. She was born on October 15, 1914 in Parham, Ontario. From an early age she loved the outdoors and often, spoke with delight at being out tending the fruit orchard and cattle with her father, Andrew Bennett Howes. She was also positively influenced by her mother, Helena Allison Howes. Helena was a devout Anglican, therefore, it is no suprise that Ethel went on to become a member of the Parham Anglican Church choir. One of her favourite teachers, Mrs. Nina Simmons inspired Ethel the love of learning. Ethel entered the University of Ottawa's Normal School in 1933. She often told about one of her Normal School teachers saying, "A successful teacher can teach the one amongst the many." That became the quote she used as her touchstone in her teaching career which spanned 25 years. Initially she taught in one room schools in the area ending her career in Prince Charles Public School, Verona, Ontario. In 1939, she married John Wesley Snyder. they built a life together which centered around establishing Pine Spring Dairy Farms and raising ten children. Ethel appreciated having a partner who loved nature and farming. As well, they were wonderful dancing partners. This fulfilling union ended in 1962 when Wesley Snyder died of a massive coronary leaving Ethel alone to raise their ten children. Ethel's career now combined farming, teaching and raising ten children. Her solace in these times were her garden and piano. She also had supportive neighbours, friends and extended family. Ethel retired from teaching in 1973 and entered her garden with a great passion. By this time she had numerous grandchildren which were a source of joy and pride. Also, she became an active Godfrey women's Institute member for the next 21 years. She also continued to contribute many hours of hard work to Pine Spring Farms, now under the ownership of her only son, Bill Snyder. In later years of her life, Ethel lived in the blessing and joy of her ten healthy and productive children, 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was engulfed in the love of all her family. She was steadfast in her life as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Also surviving are sisters Mildred Cameron, Kingston; Alice Smith and husband Tom of Belleville; Mary Cronk and her husband Norman of Wagarville; sister-in-laws Madeline Howes of Kingston, Pearl Snyder, Verona as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received at Lindsay Funeral Home, Sydenham where on January 14 the funeral was held with Reverend Robert Hockley officiating. Burial followed at Piccadilly Cemetery. The pall-bearers were her grandchildren John Shillington, Ruth Wendling, Rhonda Charbonneau, Peter Asselstine, Earl and David Ambler.

"For the world may have given her contentment and joy, sorrow and sacrifice. But the hour that brought her the scent of the rose - She lived in Paradise."

Author Unknown.

In Paradise may Ethel continue to live with the scent of roses. Memorial donations to the heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, Victorian Order of Nurses, Gideon Bible Society were gratefully acknowledged by the family.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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SNYDER, John Wesley
VERONA - John Wesley Snyder, 52, recently died at his farm home. Born in Godfrey, he was the son of Mrs. Hannah Snyder and the late William P. Snyder and attended Piccadilly public school and Sydenham High School.

At the time of his death Mr. Snyder had served on the Hinchinbrooke school board as a trustee, councillor on the Hinchinbrooke council board, was a member of the Masonic order and Odd Fellows' Lodge. He was a guard at Kingston Penitentiary for 22 years.

He is survived by his wife Ethel, one son William; nine daughters, Mrs. Clinton Shillington (Janet), Wilton; Lorna, Belleville; Marilyn, Sheila, Ruth, Wanda, Helene, Valorie, and Joanne, all at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Hannah Snyder, one sister Miss May Snyder and one brother George Snyder, of Godfrey.

Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Sarah E. Gregory with burial in the family plot in Piccadilly cemetery.

Pall-bearers were penitentiary guards Edward Bentley, Dale Price, Maitland Goodberry, Kenneth McCullough, Ernest Hodgson, and Keith Manson.

Flower-bearers were Glen Campsall, Leslie Judge, Bruce Kennedy, Lorne Genge, Roger Howes, Bernard Dillon, and Harold Snider.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
He died Aug 24, 1962
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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STEELE, Mona (Drew)
Mrs. Claude Steele (1936) - At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Drew of Long Lake, on Saturday, November 28, the death occurred of Mona Drew, wife of Claude Steele of Tichborne. Her passing after a short illness came as a great shock to the community. Sympathy is extended to her sorrowing husband and two small sons, her parents, sister Dorothy and brother Donald. The esteem in which she was held was in evidence by the beautiful floral tributes.

The funeral was held from the home of her father to the Long Lake United Church, where the service was in charge of Rev. Mr. March, assisted by Rev. Mr. Cantrell of the Anglican Church. Comforting words were spoken to the mourners and during the service the choir sang a beautiful anthem, "For You I Am Praying," a favorite of the deceased. Following the service interment took place in Parham Cemetery. The pall-bearers were Wendell Smith, Barney Snider, Hilyard Howes, Clinton Roswell and Cecil Steele.

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STORMS, Martha
(1944) Mrs. Martha Storms of Parham passed away in Kingston. Funeral was held from her home, Parham to the Free Methodist Church to Mountain Grove Cemetery. Rev. C. Reynolds conducted the funeral services. Deceased was 80 years of age. Her husband predeceased her 47 years ago. She leaves three children, one son and two daughters, Willard Cronk of Parham, Mrs. Luella Scott of Welland and Mrs. Robert Duesharm of Kingston.

Storms - Passed away at the Ontario Hospital, June 1, 1944. Martha Storms aged 80 years. Resting at her home in Parham Funeral at Free Methodist Church, Parham. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

Martha Ann Storms maiden name was Babcock! She was married to Hezikiah Cronk.
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SWAYNE, Father W.G. Hope
(67 years an active Priest of the Anglican Church, Companion Of The Order Of The Holy Cross and retired Priest of the Diocese of Ontario in Maynooth, Tweed-Madoc, Merrickville, Picton, Barriefield, and in Norristown, Pennsylvania.) At his home in Mississauga on Friday, August 6, 1993 in his 90th year, beloved husband of the late Edythe Elizabeth (nee Eby), dear father of Pat and her husband Charles Brown, Fr. Christian Swayne O.H.C., Faith and her husband Robert Young and the late William Swayne, 'Papa to Mark Brown and his wife Heidi, Ian Brown and his wief Susand, Johna nd Elizabeth Young, adn adored great-grandchildren, brother of Gwen McKeown of Bonar Law, Ontario. Fr. Swayne will be resting at the Chruch of St. HIlary, Anglican, 2055 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, for visitation from 2-9pm Tuesday, August 10. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 11th at 11 o'clock. Tr. Reverend J. Fricker and Reverend Canon D. Long officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances made to the Order Of The Holy Cross, 204 High Park Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6P 2S6 or the Church of St. Hilary Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

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SWEETMAN, Lloyd Austin
SWEETMAN - At Kingston General Hospital, on Friday, September 14, 1962; Lloyd Austin Sweetman, beloved husband of Beatrice Eliza Wagar, and dear brother of Roy, Westport; Mrs. James Smith (Minnie); Violet, Mrs. Edward Brett (Gladys) of Kingston; Mrs. Ogle Bresee (Margaret) Westport; and Mrs. Hallie Benstead, Toronto, in his 63rd year. Resting at his late residence, Burridge, for funeral service on Monday, September 17, to St. James Anglican church, Parham at 2 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery. Masonic service will be held in the home Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock.

[Source: Clippings from Mary Covell, Kingston, Ontario]

SWEETMAN - At Kingston General Hospital on Friday, September 14, 1962, Lloyd Austin Sweetman, beloved husband of Beatrice Eliza Wager. Funeral from his late residence, Burridge, Monday Sept. 17, to St. James Anglican Church, Parham at 2 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery.

[Source: Clippings from Mary Covell, Kingston, Ontario]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta
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TALLEN, Mrs E.A. (Genge)
Mrs. E. A. Tallen
1865-1946
Funeral of Mrs. E. A. Tallen, Verona, who died at the home of her daughter Mrs. W.E. Connolly, Union Street, took place at Verona Cemetery. Deceased, a daughter of Thomas and Anne Genge, was born at Oak Flats in 1865. She was married to E. A. Tallen, in 1885 and spent her married life in the Verona district, where she was an active member of the United church.

She was a member of the church choir and the Sunday School. For nearly 50 years Mrs. Tallen conducted her Bible question group in the village where young people gathered at her home and studied the bible.

Surviving are six children: James Tallen, Auburn, Ind., Mrs. W. E. Connolly, Kingston, Mrs. George Brown, Verona, Mrs. C. O. Leonard, Toronto; Thomas B. Tallen, Verona and Mrs. T. C. Darnley, Tillsonburg; one brother Edward Genge, Onieda, N.Y. and one sister Mrs. Fred Harris, Sudbury. Besides her children Mrs Tallen had 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Tallen predeceased her 10 years ago.

Pall bearers were Edgar Genge, Lorne Genge, Bertin Genge, Percy Genge, Charles P. Howland and George Brown.

Contributed by: Beth White

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THOMPSON, Bernice Lydia
Thompson, Bernice Lydia - Peacefully at Lanark Lodge Perth. Surrounded by her family on Sunday August 8th, 1999. Bernice in her 91st year, wife of the late James Fredrick (Fred) Thompson of Burridge. Dear mother of Althea Allard, Dorothy and Curtis Zimmerman, Rowland and Lorna Thompson, Rowson Thompson. Survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Resting at Lyons Funeral Home, Westport Tuesday August 10th 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service at Burridge United Church, Wednesday August 11, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Green Bay Cemetery. Donations to Westport or Burridge United Church or the charity of your choice.

[Source: Clippings from Mary Covell, Kingston, Ontario]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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THOMPSON, James Frederick
On Friday October 14th, 1983, Mr. James Frederick Thompson of Godfrey RR#2, in his seventy-sixth year, passed away at Kingston General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Fred, the son of the late Thomas George Thompson and his wife Annie Rowson, was born April 2, 1908, near Burridge. After marrying the former Bernice Wagar on November 12, 1930 he made his home and lived his entire life within a mile from his birth-place.

A farmer all his life until retiring in 1973, Mr. Thompson also did carpentry work, which he especially enjoyed at local area cottages. Another very special pass-time was fishing with his wife on the pond, 200 feet from his home. He loved his home and family and would have been very proud to have heard his granddaughter Wanda Allard sing The Lord's Prayer at his service.

Besides his wife Bernice, Fred leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters Althea Allard, Otterburn Heights, Que., Dorothy Zimmerman, Spencerport, New York, two sons, Rowland of Perth and Rowson of Kingston, also twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a sister Elleda Dance of Westport.

Mr. Thompson was an active member and elder of Burridge United Church from where the funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Nadene Grieve-Deslippe on Monday, October 17th, with interment at Green Bay Cemetery.

Pall-bearers included three grandsons, Steven Allard, David Thompson, Ronald Thompson and three nephews, Norman Thompson, Lyle Thompson, and Ross Barr.

[Source: Clippings from Mary Covell, Kingston, Ontario]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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TOUSIGNANT, Marion Doreen (Thompson)
TOUSIGNANT, Marion Doreen
Peacefully at St. Mary's Of The Lake Hospital on August 5, 1993, Marion Thompson, beloved wife of W. Russell Tousignant, loving mother of Deborah Allan of Kingston; gary Tousignant of Bolton; and Nina Lamagna of Connecticut, USA; dear sister of Joseph, David and Jaems Thompson of Bath; Milton Thompson, Bernadine Withers and Eith MacDonald of Kingston; Noreen Hubble and Joan Galt of Deseronto; also survived by six grandchildren. At the request of Mrs. Tousignant, there will be no visitation. Funeral Service in the Chapel of the Gorden F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, T.R., Duffus Chapel (435 Davis Drive) Saturday, August 7, 1993 at 3:00pm. Internment Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donation to Hospice Kingston, would be apprciated by the family. IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, T.R. DUFFUS CHAPEL, 546-5454. return to top


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WAGAR, A. Clayton
PARHAM - The funeral of the late A. C. Wagar was held from the United Church to Parham cemetery. Rev. R. Street preached the sermon assisted by Rev. J. Cantrell. The I.O.O.F of Mayflower Lodge conducted the service at the grave and also rendered special music during the service.

Mr. Wagar leaves to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father, his wife, one son, T. A. Wagar, and three grandchildren.

The deceased was seventy-five years old and had been postmaster of Parham for over forty-two years. He was respected by all who knew him. Relatives attending the funeral from a distance were Thomas Bertrim of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown of Tupperville, Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Miller, and Mrs. Shane of Napanee, Mrs. Edward Randall of Desseronto, Gordon Smith of Smith Falls, Mrs. Lloyd Sweetman and Mr. Fred Thompson of Burridge, Mrs. Hazel Smith of Kingston, Many beautiful floral tributes testified the high esteem in which he was held.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

The funeral of A. C. Wagar, of Parham, who died at his home on Sunday, was held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the United Church, Parham, to Parham Cemetery where interment took place. Deceased, who was in his seventy-sixth year, was postmaster at the Parham Post Office for many years.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by
Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Agnes (Stinson)
WAGAR - Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday, January 8, 1950, Agnes Wagar (nee Stinson) beloved wife of Bismark Wagar. Resting at her late residence Tichborne for funeral service in Parham United Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of the late Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Clinton
WAGAR - Died at home in Wagarville on Saturday, April 1, 1944, Clinton Wagar in his 85th year. Funeral Service at the Untied Church, Wagarville at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 4. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Elizabeth (Bertrim)
WAGAR - At her late residence, Parham, on Saturday, November 6th, 1937, Elizabeth Wagar, aged 73 years, 9 months. Funeral will take place from her late residence to the United Church on Monday, November 8th at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Parham Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

Funeral Announcement
PARHAM - The funeral of the late Mrs. A. C. Wagar was held in the United Church on Monday afternoon. Her death came as a shock to her many friends as she had been in her normal health on Saturday. She suffered a stroke at 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon and she passed away a few hours later. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, T. A. Wagar, Kingston, three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Barr, Miss Gertie Bertrim of Parham, Grace of Spokane, Wash., one brother, Thomas Bertrim of Parham. Deceased was buried beside her husband who predeceased her three years ago.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Ethel (Steele)
WAGAR - At Parham on Monday, October 29, 1956, Ethel Steele, beloved wife of Raymond Wagar, and dear mother of Mrs. Glenn Campsall (Irene) and Mrs. Arthur Howes (Madeline), in her 57th year. Resting at her late residence for funeral service on Wednesday October 31, in Parham United Church at 2 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]

Obituary of Ethel Steele
MRS. RAYMOND WAGAR
PARHAM - After a lengthy illness, there passed away, at her residence, Ethel Steele, wife of Raymond Wagar, on Saturday.

Born in Tichborne the daughter of the late John Steele and his wife, Cinderella Peters, Mrs. Wagar lived all her life in Tichborne, and the outlying districts of Parham and Wagarville. Previous to her last illness, Mrs. Wagar was an active worker in the United Church, Women's Association, and Sunday School.

Funeral services were held from her residence to the United Church on Wednesday afternoon, Student Minister Rev. G. Babcock of the Free Methodist Church officiating. The senior choir sang, " In the Garden", and Mrs. Wagar's favorite hymn, " The Lord is My Shepherd," was sung.

Pall-bearers were Boyd Steele, Clinton Steele, Cecil Steele, James Steele, Neil Storey, and Gerald Wagar, all nephews. Interment was Parham Cemetery.

Left to mourn her loss are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Howes (Madeline) and Glenn Campsall (Irene), both of Parham.

Four sisters, Mrs. Harold Peters (Ida) Camden East; Mrs. May Storey (Selby); Mrs. Hattie Bovee, Carthage, Mrs. George Cronk, (Margaret), Parham and a half sister, Mrs. Nellie Keats, Calgary, survive as well as five brothers, Charles, Rochester; George and Thomas, Tichborne; Joseph of Parham and Bert of Brownville. A daughter, Margaret died several years ago. Four grandsons, Gary and George Howes, Roy and Roland Campsall are left to mourn her loss.

Friends from Kingston, Galt, Napanee, Selby, Camden East, Verona, Carthage, Rochester, Brownville, Sharbot Lake and Tichborne attended the funeral.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Lydia Elizabeth Ellen (Smith)
WAGAR, Lydia Elizabeth Ellen - At her residence, Parham, on Sunday June 28, 1981, Lydia Elizabeth Ellen Smith, beloved wife of the late William Robert Wagar, in her 83rd year, dear mother of Guy, Johnstown; Aileen, Falls Church, Virginia; Randall, Napanee; Mrs. C. Grant (Iva), Kingston; Douglas, Mississauga; Roger, Verona; Mrs. Earl Goodberry (Averil), Kingston; Mrs. Frank Goodfellow (Kathleen) and Eric, Parham; Carol, Kingston; predeceased by son Robert, dear sister of Mrs. Myrtle Ball, Verona; Harold Smith and Mrs. Guy Wagar (Iva), Kingston; sadly missed by 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Resting at Goodfellow Funeral Home, Parham, from Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parham United Church Memorial Fund or Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]

Obituary of Ellen Smith
Late Ellen Wagar was a friend to all and a productive citizen of Parham

The death of Ellen Wagar at her home here June 28 was, in a very real way, the end of an era.

She was an institution in the village. She touched the lives of everyone. As a mother of 11 children and a widow of 38 years, she was an active member of the community and an inspiration to her family, friends and womanhood.

After the death of her husband, Ellen opened and operated an inn. She played the organ for her church and piano for local dances. She was local switchboard operator. She held several offices with the United Church Women and worked for the Parham Agricultural society. She made quilts and maple syrup. She was always busy and she always had time for her family and friends.

More than just a house
Lydia Elizabeth Ellen Wagar died in the house she was born in 82 years ago. Directly across from the Anglican church, the stately frame residence was for many years far more than just a house. It was the Parham Inn and Ellen was the innkeeper.

When her husband William, who worked at the time for Courtauld's rayon plant in Cornwall, died in 1943, Ellen faced a crisis. They had lived in the Parham home previously, as had Ellen's parents before them, and she gravitated back here, no one knows quite why for sure.

"Opening the inn was her own idea," her daughter Iva Grant of Kingston said. "She came here, happened to notice the house was for sale and bought it."

"She got the house, barn, chicken house and four acres for $3,500," said he son Eric, who is principal of Hinchinbrooke public school. "She later sold off the four acres and just kept the house."

"Yeah," Iva teases Eric and all his fraternal siblings collectively, "because she had a hard time getting some of you fellows to dig all those potatoes."

Some adjustments will have to be made at the Parham United church since Ellen's passing. She was organist there from 1957 until early this year. "They just couldn't seem to get anyone as reliable as her." Carol her youngest daughter says. "I know she kept on playing a lot longer than she intended to."

Eric, Iva and Carol are asked to try to sum up their mother's chief qualities in a few words. There are long pauses . She doesn't sum up in a few words. Tears are welling up in her eyes, Carol tries first. "She treated everybody with respect. She was a Christian, devoted to the church."

Eric struggles for a word and finds 'resourceful' his best thumbnail description. Iva remembers her mother as a "patient, kind person." All terms are found wanting and Carol tries again. "She always had a quiet kind of way of controlling, or correcting our behavior," she says. It triggers something from her childhood.

"Remember the frying pan, Iva?" she grins at her sister. "Aw come on." Iva protests "You know very well it was a tin one. It wouldn't hurt anybody."

It's out of the closet now and there is no stopping it. Iva had a battle with one of her sisters one day long ago. She's not sure now whether it was Averil or Kathleen. "They were both agitators," she chuckles. Whichever, a frying pan was at hand at the critical moment. "Jeepers, they were all saying it was this great bug cast-iron one," Iva explains,. "But it was only tin. Wouldn't hurt anyone."

Robert died seven years ago, was born in 1920. Carol, last of the 11, came along 21 years later. Robert and guy were overseas and three other Wagar children were beyond minding stage when Ellen set up the Village Inn. The tourist trade was such as it was in those days, would be a means of providing for the other six, Iva, then 16 was also working in Cornwall. She kept her job.

Vacationers soon learned the Inn was a great place to Lodge. the Wagar children remember on New York state man who stayed at the inn annually before actually buying a cottage nearby. He still spends holidays at the cottage.

One night when he arrived after dark and found the lights out, the man quietly "checked in" on the front porch, where he slept until morning. Not that he would have disturbed the household by rousing the occupants. Ellen was used to it. "There were so many of us heading off in all directions every morning," Iva recalls. "And it seemed every one of us went to school or to work at a different hour, anywhere from 5 to 9 a.m."

'Forgot to look at clock'
Mother used to get us all out in plenty of time. Sometimes she'd wake up at 2 a.m., forget to look at the clock and start getting people on their way. "It was so funny one time. we were still in Cornwall and she sent Dad out to work before the street cars started running. He waited a while and then walked the whole four miles to work, got there a whole hour early, still wondering what had happened to the street cars."

In 1954 Ellen turned her house into the Parham exchange of the old Morrow Telephone Company. She became switchboard operator, apparently as an incidental service, mission central for the area.The buzzing homestead was transformed into a forerunner of today's telephone answering service. "People would call, just to say their first name and leave messages for others who might be calling for them, Iva said.

Her switchboard work ended in about 1966 when the company was sold and more modern equipment installed. Eric remembers the year because the Canada pension Plan just came into effect. Just barely. "Her pension started off at $2 a month," he smiled. "Later on it got up to $6."

Local and area dances
Ellen played piano or organ for local and area dances, receptions, weddings and funerals. She learned her music from her sister Myrtle Ball of Verona, who, though 88, still lays for area functions and even gives the odd lesson.

With a number of willing family members Ellen served both at their home and at the annual fair. She held several offices with the United Church Women and served the Parham Agricultural Society as secretary-treasurer for many years.

The Wagars raised pigs and chickens and grew vegetables. Ellen made her own maple syrup and occasionally sold handicrafts she crocheted or knitted. And she made quilts.

"But she never sold them." Eric said. "She always gave the quilts away. In fact she gave one to each of her 11 children and 25 grandchildren. we all have one." That would add up to 36 quilts, then wouldn't it? "No," Eric says. "There were a lot of other people who got them too. I don't know how many."

Some of the family have gone further afield but most have settled in Eastern Ontario. Guy lives in Johnstown, near Prescott, and Averil Goodberry, along with Iva and Carol make their homes in Kingston.

Eric and his sister Kathleen Goodfellow live here and brother Roger is just down the road in Verona. Douglas works in St. Catherines, Randall in Louisiana and Aileen is vice-counsel at the Canadian embassy in Washington.

The Reverend John Matthew, minister of Parham United Church is in the market for a steady organist these days. It hadn't been a problem since Ellen Wagar took on the job 24 years ago.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Mary Ann (Yeoman)
WAGAR, Mary Ann - Peacefully at her home on Thursday, October 1, 1998, Mary Yeoman, in her 91st year, beloved wife of the late Elgin Wagar. Loving mother of Gerald (Violet), Norma (Edward) Eves. Dear grandmother of Greg, Pamela, Bruce (Laurie), and Bill (Sue). Great grandmother of Nicole, Caitlin and Kyleigh. Predeceased by he brothers and sisters. Remembered by her loving nieces and nephews. Resting at Goodfellow's Funeral Home, Parham. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time. Service will be held in the Chapel Saturday, October 3 at 11 a.m. Interment Parham Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Raymond
WAGAR, Raymond Philip - At the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, February 6, 1973, Raymond Philip Wagar, formerly of Harrowsmith, beloved husband of Lela Miller; dear father if Mrs. Arthur Howes (Madeline) of Parham; Mrs. Glenn Campsall (Irene) of Kingston. Also survived be five grandchildren and five step children. Resting at Goodfellow Funeral Home, Parham for funeral service in the Chapel on Thursday, February 8, at 2 p.m. Interment Parham Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]

Obituary of Raymond P. Wagar
HARROWSMITH - A retired carpenter, Raymond Phillip Wagar, 80, of Harrowsmith, who died recently at Kingston General Hospital following a five day illness, was buried in Parham Cemetery.

He was born in Wagarville, Ont., a son of the late Clinton Wagar and his wife, the former Johanna Jackson, but had been a Harrowsmith resident for the past 15 years. Previously he lived in Parham.

Mr. Wagar retired from his trade as a carpenter 10 years ago. He attended Harrowsmith United Church. He was a former steward and elder in the United Church at Parham.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Madeline Howes (Wagar)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, Samuel Bismark
WAGAR - At Burridge on Thursday, September 24, 1953, Samuel Bismark Wagar, beloved husband of the late Agnes Stinson, and dear father of Kenneth of Kingston, Mrs. Lloyd Sweetman and Mrs. Fred Thompson of Burridge, Mrs. Bernard Clobridge, Tichborne, in his 79th year. Resting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Sweetman, Burridge, for funeral service on Saturday September 26 at 2:30 p.m., from the Parham United Church. Interment Parham Cemetery.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of the late Mrs. Jennie Benn]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WAGAR, William Robert
WAGAR - Suddenly at Cornwall, Ont., Saturday, July 24, 1943, William Robert Wagar, 45 years. Funeral from the residence of his sister of his sister Mr. Frank Wagar, to Parham United Church, Wednesday morning, July 28 at 10 o'clock. Interment at Parham Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Jennie Benn]

William R. Wagar Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack
Seized with a sudden heart attack about midnight Saturday, William Robert Wagar, well known local resident and employee of Courtaulds (Canada) Limited, died at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 820 Second Street west.

The announcement of his death came as a shock to friends, as he completed his shift at Courtaulds Friday night and was apparently in his usual health when he retired Saturday night. he was well known in baseball and softball circles and his death will be regretted by many friends.

"Bill" Wagar, as he was known to his friends, was born at Wagarville, in Frontenac County, 45 years ago, son of William Wagar, and spent the earlier part of his life there. He was a veteran of the first Great War. He came to Cornwall in October, 1925, and had been employed at Courtaulds (Canada) Limited for 18 years and at the time of his death was shift superintendent.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and 11 children - Robert and Guy, serving in the armed forces overseas; Randall, in Kingston; Aileen, Iva, Douglas, Roger, Averil, Kathleen, Eric and Carol at home; his mother, Mrs. Alton, of Tichborne; two sisters, Mrs. Sagar Morey, of Oshawa, and Mrs. Frank Wagar, of Parkham; three brothers Ard of Calabogie; Guy of Kingston; and Frank of Belleville.

A short service will be held at his home this evening (Monday) at 8 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. S. Atchison, minister of St. Paul's United Church.

The body will be taken by train to Parham, Ont., tonight, where the funeral services will be held in the United church on Wednesday morning. The remains will be buried in Parham.

[Source: From the Scrapbook of Mrs. Iva Wagar (Smith)]
Contributed by Muriel Villalta

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WHAN, Mabel Irene (Thompson)
Kingston Whig Standard Aug 7 1993
Suddenly at her residence in Mountain Grove on Friday, Aug 6, 1993, Mable Irene Thompson, in her 73rd year, beloved wife of the late Bert Whan, dear mother of Eva and her husband Garnet Hearns, Tery, Donald and his wife Debbie and Robbie, all of Mountain Grove; sadly missed by grandchildren Jenny, Roger, Stacey, Jamie and Megan, sister of Merie Thompson of Mountain Grove. resting at Goodfellow's Funeral Home, Parham. Friends will be received Saturday from 7-9pm., Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, August 9 at 2 pm. Internment Mountain Grove Cemetery. Donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or the VON would be appreicated by the family.

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