The Record News, Smiths Falls - Newspaper Articles - 14th section
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April 4 1889
-It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Miss Wilkins
which occurred on March 30th. Miss
Wilkins had been feeling ill for a short time but nothing serious was looked for
but on the morning of the 30th she was taken worse and after a few
hours of suffering passed away. The funeral was conducted by Rev. T. J. Stiles, the remains
where placed in the Toledo burying ground.
-Mr. B. Knapp returned to Antwerp on Tuesday the 26 inst.,
where he will resume his trade of blacksmith.
-Mr. W. J. Kirkland, of Smiths Falls, was here on Tuesday
last and went out to the funeral of his relative which took place at Bishop’s
-Mrs. W. H. McCrea, who was in Ogdensburg last week, on a
visit to her brother, Mr. James Wood, and other relations, returned home on
-W. J. Kirkland, a farmer in the Township of Wolford, died
on Monday the 25th inst., and was buried at Bishop’s Mills on
Tuesday the 26th. He was
only sick about a week and died of inflammation of the lungs.
-Mrs. Cornell, wife of the late Asa Cornell, Esq. of Kitley,
died on Thursday last.
-The young man, Bullis, mentioned in last week’s Record
as sustaining a serious injury near Newboro by a kick from a horse, died on
Tuesday. The young widow, who only
a week before had been made a bride, is nearly heartbroken by the sad calamity.
-Miss Clark is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. B. Farmer of
-Miss Brownlee, of North Gower, has been spending a few
days at her brother’s here.
-Mrs. Lafontaine, wife of Mr. John Lafontaine, died on
Tuesday evening. Her remains were
interred in the R.C. Cemetery today.
-Mr. R. Carrs, a respected resident of Arnprior, and
father-in-law of Jos. Jamieson, M.P., died on Tuesday morning of last week.
-Mr. Robert Mylne has returned from Montreal where he has
just finished his course in veterinary surgery. He crowded three years work into two and passed his final
examination most creditably.
-Mr. P. H. Stitt, late of Watkins & Stitt, who recently
went to Toronto to live, will return to Smiths Falls next week.
He will work with his brother, W. T. Stitt, in the up town barber shop.
-Saturday morning about 2 o’clock an accident happened on
the Grand Trunk Railway between Lansdowne and Mallorytown.
A young man named Seaman who was night operator at Sharbot Lake was on
the train going east to spend Sunday with his parents.
To be nearer home he jumped off the train which was going at a fast speed
between the above named stations. A
train was at the same time coming east on the other track and it appears that he
stepped on the track a little distance ahead but had not sufficient time to
cross over. The train knocked him
down and passed over him killing him instantly.
Seaman was a young man who was highly respected by his associates. His body was horribly mangled.
Lafontaine – In Smiths Falls, 2nd inst., the
wife of Mr. John Lafontaine, aged 52 years.
April 11 1889
-Mr. R. Forest, a young farmer from the Township of
Wolford, left for Manitoba last Tuesday.
-Mr. William Goode, farmer in the Township of Wolford, left
for Manitoba and the North West on Tuesday, 2nd April.
-Mrs. R. M. Easton was at Ottawa on a visit last week at
her father and mother’s. She
returned home on Friday last.
-Mr. Barnes, of Smiths Falls, watchmaker, is opening a shop
in town in the Miskelly block. There
should be a good opening for a steady man here. We wish Mr. Barnes success.
-Mr. Robert Wilson left here Monday evening, last week, for
Manitoba. He took a car load of
stuff with him, principally his household furniture besides some seed grain
-Mr. John Knapp, a wealthy farmer in the Township of
Montague, moved into town last week. Mr.
Knapp has been a hard working man all his life and has accumulated quite a
fortune and now intends to take the world easy.
-Rev. Mr. Rogers returned from the Eastern Counties where
he was attending the opening of a new church, on Thursday last, 4th
inst., on his old circuit where he was some years ago, and being held in high
esteem by the congregation there he received a special invitation to be present.
-Mr. Eastman, oldest son of Mr. Hiram Eastman, was here on
a visit at the fraternal home last week. He
went to Madoc about ten years ago and engaged in the milling business.
He has purchased a farm of 200 acres in the County of Renfrew and intends
devoting his future life to the cultivation of the soil.
-Mr. Thomas Guest, who went to California a couple of years
ago, died in that State on March 27th. He was born and brought up near the village of Burritt’s
Rapids where he lived until he went to the above State. He was married to a daughter of Mr. John Pearson, of Oxford,
who is a sister of Mrs. Scott of this place.
-Alfred E. Carter, choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Church,
Peterboro, has eloped with a pretty seamstress, who belonged to his choir.
-Dr. S. T. McAdam, formerly of Pembroke, has been appointed
Government physician to the Indians at Battleford, N.W.T.
-The Rev. E. J. Walsh, pastor of Trenton, since 1882 died
Monday morning at the Presbytery, Trenton.
-Mrs. Mitchell, an old resident of the Township of Kitley,
was buried in the Episcopalian cemetery last Monday. The Rev. Mr. Styles preached the funeral sermon from I Peter
III and 19, which was an able exposition of the text.
Foster – At Smiths Falls, on Sunday, 7th
inst., the wife of A. Foster, Esq., of a daughter.
Rowland – In Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, 9th
inst, Mr. John Rowland, aged 62 years and 8 months.
April 18 1889
-Mr. Hiram Easton sold his farm last week to Mr. R. Quakenbush for the sum of $2,500.
The rest of
Merrickville too faded to read
-Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, of Kemptville, spent Sunday in town
the guests of Mrs. Anderson’s father, Mr. John Shields.
-Mr. James Simpson has been appointed lock-labourer at
Sly’s Rapids in the stead of his father-in-law, Mr. John Phillips, who has
-A woman named Mrs. McDonald was found dead in the Catholic
Cemetery at Kingston on Saturday. It
is thought she was murdered.
-Mr. Sherman Dayton has been added to the post office
-Miss Nellie Dayton left last Friday for Worth Centre,
where she goes to teach school.
-Mrs. Halliday, daughter of A. Cameron, Esq., returned to
her home at Chesley on Tuesday.
-Mrs. Duncan Campbell of Montague died on Thursday last
after a protracted illness of several months.
-Mr. Billett’s many friends in town will regret to hear
of his intended removal at an early day, though they will be pleased to know
that it is a removal caused by a promotion to a more important position.
Latterly he has been engaged a good deal in paying visits of inspection
to the different branches of the bank in Canada, and so satisfying have been his
services in this connection that he has been appointed permanently Inspector of
the Union Bank of Canada. He will
live in Quebec and when not traveling will be in the head office of the bank in
that city. Mr. Billett has been
manager of the Union Bank since a branch was established here and has succeeded
in building up a large and increasing business as well as starting a branch
office in Merrickville. With
business men Mr. Billett was always courteous and obliging, and though the
responsibility of his position compelled strictness, his urban manner saved him
from censure. Mr. Henderson of the
Montreal office will succeed Mr. Billett as manager here.
McEwen – Whyte – At the residence of the bride’s
mother, Smiths Falls, on Wednesday, 17th inst., by the Rev. C. H.
Cooke, B. A., Margaret, fifth daughter of the late Thos. Whyte, Esq., to Mr.
James McEwen, of the County of Lambton, Ont.
McGillivray – In South Elmsley, on Saturday, 13th
inst., Mr. Alexander McGillivray aged 63 years.
Campbell – In Montague, on Thursday, 11th
inst., Mrs. Duncan Campbell, aged 34 years.
McKay – In Smiths Falls, on Wednesday, 17th
inst., Mrs. Jessie McKay, aged 33 years.
April 25 1889
-Mr. Hugh Conn, of Ashton, was in town on Saturday last.
-Mr. Wm. Pearson, we understand, has sold his farm to Mr.
John Boyd of this place.
-Mr. John Dever, Sr., of this place sold his farm last week
to his son William, of Wolford, for the sum of $850.
-Mrs. James Rathwell died on last Wednesday after a
lingering illness of that dire disease, consumption. She leaves behind her a little girl about four years old.
-There passed to her reward on Sunday evening last Miss
Lena Robeson. The funeral took
place on Tuesday afternoon. The
Rev. Mr. Webster preached the funeral sermon assisted by the Rev. Mr. DeLong.
-Mr. Ewen Cameron, of Arnprior, proposed taking up his
residence in Smiths Falls soon.
-Mr. and Mrs. Moore, of Hawkesbury, and their friend Miss
Hayes, spent the Easter Vacation at Mrs. Moore’s father’s, W. H. Jarvis,
-Mr. M. Healy was home from the Soo for Easter.
He was on the train with the convicts for the penitentiary and joined in
the chase after the one that jumped from the window.
He was referred to in connection with this episode in the Toronto papers
-Dr. J. Anderson has returned to his practice with his
uncle after several weeks absence.
-Mr. Purcell and sister, Mrs. Burchill, have purchased from
J. H. Gould, Esq., two lots on Brockville Street, just opposite Dr. McCallum’s
residence. They are excavating
cellars for two detached houses.
-The funeral of the late Mrs. McKay was largely attended on
Friday, the cortege to and from St. Andrew’s church being led by the members
of the Moulder’s Union marching two abreast.
Mr. McKay is a member of the Union.
The remains were followed to the cemetery by a large number of friends.
-A disastrous fire occurred at Prescott Monday night in
which Miss Kate Gainsford lost her life. The
fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp.
Everything was done to save Miss Gainsford but she could not be
discovered in time.
-On Saturday evening Mr. D. P. Hamilton received a telegram
summoning him and Mrs. Hamilton to Athens as Mrs. Hamilton’s father, A.
Parish, Esq., of Athens, was dangerously ill.
Mr. Parish had reached a great age and from the first it was feared his
illness would prove fatal which fear proved true on Tuesday morning when he
passed peacefully away. Mr. Parish
was one of the oldest and most respected merchants of Athens.
He was of U. E. Loyalist decent and the youngest son of the late William
Parish who immigrated from New Hampshire to Canada in 1791, locating shortly
after in Young Township, and was, it is thought, the first settler in the Rear
of Young. Mr. Parish’s whole life had been spent in Athens or its
vicinity, and had been closely identified with its advance and prosperity and
will be greatly missed by the community with whom he had so long been
identified. The funeral took place
at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.
-We are sorry to hear that Dr. Mallory has left our
village. We hear he is about to
open an office of his own elsewhere.
-Miss Jessie Barrington, of Unionville, has opened a
dressmaking shop here. We wish her
-Mr. Burt Tallman, of Frankville, and Miss E. Earl, of Athens, were united in holy matrimony at the residence of the bride’s, W. T. Earl, Athens, on the 17th inst. We extend congratulations.
(typo was in the
paper this way)
May 2 1889
-Mr. Webster, dispatcher, has been taking a partner in
life. Mr. and Mrs. Webster passed
down the other evening on a trip to Newport; we wish him luck.
During his absence, he is relieved by operator Lawson.
-Mr. Chas. B. Talman and bride have returned from their
wedding tour and have taken up their residence on King Street.
-Mr. Stafford Rudd, of Arnprior, and A. E. Rudd, of
Brockville, spent last Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Rudd.
-The funeral of the late George Marshall Esq., Kitley, took place on Wednesday and was largely attended, their being friends present from Smiths Falls, Brockville and other points to pay the last tribute of respect to an upright and worthy man. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church of which the deceased had been a member for over 50 years.
The late Mr. Marshall was 87 years of age at the time of his death and it can be said of him that during his life he was one of those men whom to know was to esteem and respect. Familiarly known as “Uncle George” to a great many friends, he always had a kindly word and greeting for everyone. His house was known for hospitality and no man entered it without feeling at home at once, or left it either cold or hungry. He has gone to his long home full of years and honours.
“The memory of the just is blessed.”
-Mrs. Roxy Ann McCrea, is the guest of her niece, Mrs. John
H. Fulford, Brockville.
-Mrs. Watson Ireland, Shawville, Que., has been spending a
few days with her sister, Mrs. H. M. Brown.
-After leaving the village Mr. Robert Reynolds visited his
father’s home for a few days and has taken his departure since for Dakota.
-Mr. John E. Garrett attended Upper Canada College from the
beginning of the collegiate year until Easter vacation.
He visited his uncles, Messers. Albert and George Garrett in Pittsburgh
during Easter holidays, and is going to attend college not far from Pittsburgh
for the remainder of the year.
-Mr. William Edwards has leased Mr. Joseph Edwards farm in
the township of Wolford and will move on to it this week.
Mr. Joseph Edwards goes west to see what golden prospects are in store
for him in the land of the setting sun.
-We notice by the Drayton Echo that Mr. James Halfpenny, son of the late James Halfpenny, was
married at Drayton on the 24th inst. Your correspondent, who is an old friend of the above, sends
congratulations and trusts that the future will bring him health, wealth and
-Mr. Nelson Chester, of Irish Creek, has purchased the farm
and stock of Mr. Joel Beaman for the sum of $5,000. Mr. Beaman has leased a house here and will move shortly.
He intends leaving his family here until he secures a home for them in
the far west, wither he goes in a few weeks.
-Mrs. Edward DePencier, daughter of Mr. S. Beamish of this
place, arrived here on last Saturday from West Lynne, Manitoba, where her
husband has been engaged as overseer of a Hudson Bay Store for the last eight
years. Mrs. DePencier has never
been here since she and her husband left for the west.
-Mr. Harry Linkenfetter, who left here about three years
ago with his mother and family, is here on a visit at his grandmother’s, Mrs.
R. Crozier. He intends to spend the
summer here and recuperate his failing health, as he was in the hospital in
Toronto for about seven weeks previous to coming here, laid up with a fever.
-Mr. Geo. Moorehouse, carpenter, has moved to Toronto.
-Mrs. A. H. Weagant has gone to Sherbrooke to visit her
sister, Mrs. Hall.
-Mr. Mitchell, a brother-in-law of Rev. Mr. Nixon and a
student, preached in St. Paul’s church last Sunday morning and evening.
-Mr. W. J. Fraser, of Chicago, died in that city a few days
ago. He was a former resident of
Brockville and a brother of Hon. C. F. Fraser.
-Mr. Jas. G. Potter, who has just graduated at Kingston, is
to be ordained in Merrickville the week after next. He will have charge of the Presbyterian congregation there.
-Mr. Martin, C. E., who built the long C.P.R. bridge at
Merrickville has moved to town where he will take up residence.
We understand he will do business as an architect here.
-Mrs. Mary Powell, of Rockspring, died at her home on
Saturday, April 27th at the advanced age of 76 years.
The funeral services took place on Monday conducted by Rev. D. C.
-The former Brockville girl, Miss Florence Landon, has
created a sensation in Detroit by applying for a divorce from her youthful
husband of a month, William C. Nash. The
fair damsel is a regular heartbreaker.
-The Jefferson County Journal
published at Adams, New York, says that Miss Ella Dayton, of Smiths Falls, Ont.,
will teach the young idea how to shoot in district No. 7, Worth Centre.
Her school opened on Monday 15th.
-Messers. F. T. and W. H. Frost attended the funeral of the
late George Marshall, Esq., of Toledo, yesterday.
-Last Thursday morning St. James Church, Carleton Place,
was the scene of another of those interesting social events, when Mr. D. W.
Webster, dispatcher of Smiths Falls, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony
to Miss Hellen Hale, of this place. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Jarvis, and was witnessed by a large number
of spectators, both of the contracting parties being well and widely known.
The bride, acknowledged to be beautiful at all times, is said to have
appeared ever more lovely in her bridal array, while the groom looked the very
essence of manhood. The party
retired from the church to the residence of the bride’s parents, where the
marriage breakfast was partaken of, after which they left by the noon train for
the honeymoon trip, bearing with them the best wishes of many friends for their
future happiness. - Herald
Richardson – Hickston, on April 24th, John
Richardson, formerly of Westport, aged 75 years.
May 9 1889
Additional Local News
-Mr. W. J. Blair of the firm of Bentley & Blair,
barbers, was married in Kingston on Tuesday.
He brought his bride home with him yesterday.
-Mrs. W. C. Wyatt is spending a few weeks in Brockville on
a visit to her daughter and sister.
-Mr. David Wilson was appointed councillor by acclamation,
in place of Mr. T. Kirkland who died so suddenly last March.
Mr. Wilson was appointed a special nomination held by the council on
Wednesday, 1st day of May, and he will be duly initiated into the
duties of his office on Saturday, 1st day of June at the next sitting
-Mrs. Augustus Derrick, of the township of Montague, was
delivered of a son on Friday evening last.
-Mr. Joseph Edwards and Mr. George McDonald, both farmers
in the township of Wolford, left for Manitoba on Monday, the 29th
-Mr. Thomas Forbes, who went to Ireland last fall to
revisit the scenes of his childhood and the land of his birth, returned on
Friday last. He reports having a
rough passage in crossing the Atlantic and thought at one time that all on board
would be lost.
-Miss Ada Derrick, an estimable young lady about 18 years
of age, daughter of the late Cam. Derrick, died at the residence of her uncle,
Mr. Agustus Derrick, on last Saturday at 3 o’clock. Miss Derrick contracted a heavy cold last fall which brought
on consumption. She was a member of
the Methodist church and died full of the faith.
The funeral took place last Monday.
The Rev. Mr. Rogers preached the funeral sermon and otherwise assisted at
-Captain Garrett is moving to Kingston where he will live
in the future.
-Mr. Benjamin Silver, a late merchant of Merrickville but
now in business in Kingston will remove his family to that city shortly.
-Robt. Sinclair, B.A., Queen’s, who has been pursuing his
theological studies at Princeton university, has returned to his home at
-The news of the death of Mrs. T. Charles Watson, which
occurred in New York, on Saturday afternoon, was received with deep sorrow by
the lady’s numerous friends throughout this country.
Mrs. Watson belonged to Ottawa and was a member of Rose Coghlan’s
-Messers. Smith and Peebles have secured the services of
Miss McBride, Toronto, in the Bookstore.
-Mr. Wm. Storie, Watson’s Corners, died last week from
the effects of a paralytic stroke received a few days before.
-John H. Mills, B.A., of Queen’s who graduated with
honors in classics, will teach in the Almonte High School this summer.
-Before Dr. Sinclair took his departure from Delta where he
has been practising his profession for twenty one years for Carleton Place, he
was waited upon by the villagers of that place who presented him with a solid
silver tea set costing $100. The
doctor is already awaiting calls in his new home.
Death of a Clergyman
-Rev. W. W. Miller, a superannuated clergyman of the
Methodist church, died suddenly in Napanee last week. He was in the garden in the morning, said prayers and shortly
after expired. He was about sixty
five years of age and latterly was in poor health.
His last appointment was in Wolfe Island. He retired about two years ago moving last fall to Napanee.
He had been in the ministry since 1856.
He was a plain Christian, a fair preacher and a faithful worker.
He travelled the circuits of Gananoque, Waterloo, Cobourg, Lindsay,
Napier, Nissouri, Balsever, Bath, Harrowsmith, Tamsworth, Movlinette, Playfair,
Lombardy, and Battersea. His widow
May 16 1889
There was sorrow depicted on many faces and sympathy for
the surviving relatives in many hearts when it became known in town, last Friday
that Mrs. Ebertts of Easton’s Corners had died that morning.
She had been sick less than two weeks and to many of her friends who had
barely heard of her illness her death was a painful shock while to all it was a
cause of deep regret. Kindness and loyalty, gentleness and generosity marked her
intercourse with her large circle of friends, among whom her graceful and
winning manner made her a great favourite.
Few deaths have occurred hereabouts that have caused more widespread
sorrow and many there are who join us in kinderest sympathy for the bereaved
family who mourn her loss. The
funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended, a great many driving down
from here as well as many from villages about to be present at the last sad
rites. Rev. F. J. Stiles conducted
the obsequies preaching a pathetic and powerful sermon, and afterwards read the
burial service as they laid away the remains under the shade of a friendly tree.
-Mr. A. H. Weageant, Surgeon Dentist, has opened an office
-Miss Barnes, of Smiths Falls, was here on a visit to her
brother on Saturday last.
-Mr. James Pelton, Insurance agent, intends to move his
family here shortly and become on of our citizens.
-Mrs. Jordan, of Wolford, mother-in-law to Mr. James Dunn,
was buried last Sunday in the Catholic Cemetery.
-Mr. John Crozier who has been living in the South for the
last 15 or 20 years, is here on a visit to his mother.
He came on Sunday.
-Mrs. P. Y. Merrick and Mr. David Johnson, her brother,
both of Athens, were here on Friday. They
left for home the same evening.
-Mrs. George Tanner and daughter, of Toronto, are here on a
visit to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Whitmarsh. Mr.
Tanner was at one time a resident of our village and was held in high esteem by
all who knew him, while Mrs. Tanner had many warm friends who will have much
pleasure in shaking her hand.
-Mr. Thomas Horton left for Uncle Sam’s dominion on
Monday, 6th inst.
-The many friends here of Mrs. Ebertts, of Easton’s
Corners, who died on Friday last of inflammation of the lungs, feel that they
have lost a warm friend and a loving companion.
We deeply sympathise with Mr. and Mrs. Burritt in their severe loss.
-It is reported that Mr. Thos. Berney has been appointed
postmaster at Athens, to succeed the late Arza Parish.
-Mrs. George McCrea of Drayton, Dakota, is visiting friends
in town. She has with her, her fine
baby boy of a year.
-Mr. Andrew Donaldson, one of the oldest residents of
Brockville, died on Sunday after a somewhat long and painful illness.
-Harry Meek, clerk in the store of the K. & P. Iron
Mining Company, at Madawaska Station, was run over by a train the other night,
horribly mutilated and killed.
-Rev. Jas. Ross B. D., of Knox Church Perth, has been
appointed lecturer on Church History in Queen’s University for the session of
-Joel Beaman, the plaintiff in the slander case against the
Rev. S. Card, has sold his farm and will remove to the North West.
The purchaser has retained $2,000 pending the settlement of the suit.
-Mrs. Mylne arrived home from Europe on Saturday as was
expected. She had a most pleasant
voyage across and returned much benefited by her trip.
Two nephews from the Old Land accompanied her home.
-Mr. E. D. Sherwood, late deputy sheriff of Carleton
County, committed suicide last week by shooting himself through the heart. Mr.
Sherwood had been suffering from ill health and was in a melancholy frame of
Johnston – On Tuesday, 14th inst., the wife of
Mr. Thomas Johnston, of a daughter.
Eberts – At Rideau Lodge, Easton’s Corners, on May the
10th, Anna, widow of the late Melchior Eberts, C. E., and daughter of
Edmund Burritt, Esq.
Swift – At Manchester, Vermont, May 11th, of
bronchitis, Burton Swift aged 17, nephew of Mrs. W. H. Frost.
May 23 1889
The Late Mrs. Munn
-On Sunday, 12th inst., after a lengthened
illness from consumption, Mrs. Munn, of Arnprior (wife of Mr. John Munn, of the Chronicle),
died rather suddenly, at the early age of 39 years.
The deceased lady was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, and was
highly esteemed by her acquaintances. The
funeral took place on Monday, the remains being conveyed by C.P.R. to Toronto,
where they were interred. A
deputation of Oddfellows accompanied the mourners as far as here.
The mourning husband and family have our heartfelt sympathy in their
-Miss Miller, of Toronto, cousin to Mr. Joseph Wilson,
baker, is here on a visit at Mr. Wilson’s.
-Mr. John Forbes, a farmer in the township of Oxford, died
on Sunday, 12th inst., of consumption and was buried in the
Protestant cemetery here on Tuesday 14th inst.
-Mrs. Hill, of Frankville, Mich., wife of Mr. Hill,
formerly of the firm of Hill & Erratt of this place, is her visiting at Mr.
John Kerr’s. She left here
twenty-two years ago.
-We feel sorry to have to record this week the death of an
estimable lady, Mrs. Robert Walker, sr., of typhoid pneumonia.
She died at her residence on Brock Street on Saturday at noon, 13th
inst. She leaves behind her seven
children, four girls and three boys – the eldest girl being the wife of Mr.
Philander Bates of this town. Mrs.
Walker was born in Scotland in the grand old historic town of Bannockburn in the
year 1839 and was therefore in her fiftieth year.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker came to Canada shortly after they were married and
settled first at Innisville. They
moved to Merrickville fourteen years ago where they have resided ever since.
She was a member of the Methodist church and died the happy death that is
sure to await all who are truly Christ’s.
At 9 o’clock a. m. she called her husband and children to her bedside
and shaking hands with them all around, took an affectionate farewell, advising
them all to meet her in that brighter and better world above, after which she
began to sink quickly and at 12 o’clock, noon, she passed away peaceably and
calmly, retaining her facilities until the very last.
The last words whispered softly “Blessed Jesus” were heard distinctly
by those around the bedside, and the grand truth once more revealed itself to
the true believer. “Oh grave
where is thy victory, “Oh death, where is thy sting.”
The funeral took place on Monday last and was largely attended.
The Rev. Mr. Rogers preached the funeral sermon.
She was buried in the Union Burying Ground here.
-Miss Jennie and Miss Addie Dixon, of Greenbush, spent
Sunday with their cousin, Mrs. M. W. Evertts.
-Mrs. S. J. Allen, one of the genial proprietors of the
Carleton Place Herald was married last
Wednesday to Miss Tyler of Appleton. We
offer our best congratulations.
-Miss Hargrave, of Winnipeg, formerly of Glen Tay, has gone
to Japan, where she will take a position in a mission school conducted by the
Methodist Missionary Society.
-The Victoria Colonist
of the 7th inst., notes the arrival in that city of Miss Lizzie
Carley, who will be remembered as a teacher in one of the departments in the
public school here.
-Mrs. L. Flagg and granddaughter, of Morrisburg, are
visiting friends here.
-Mr. Charlie Lockwood, son of N. Lockwood, Esq., left
yesterday for Chicago, in which city he will push his fortune.
-Mr. Dan McPhee, conductor on the Perth local, has been
transferred to the run between Winchester and Montreal.
Mr. John McDonald takes Mr. McPhee’s place on the Perth local.
-There were many in town who heard with deep regret of the
death of Major Short at Quebec last week. He
use to come here with the Kingston curlers and among the curlers here he was
-There is in Pembroke jail, committed as a vagrant, on Wm.
Gilmour, aged 83 years, who has had the fortune to be married seven times and to
be the father of 37 children most of whom are still alive.
The old gentleman fought under General Jackson in the late American war,
and has had quite an eventful life.
Ross – In Smiths Falls, on Monday, 20th inst.,
the wife of J. H. Ross, Esq., of a son.
Fergusson – At Smiths Falls, on Friday, 17th
inst., the wife of D. A. Fergusson, Esq., of a son.
Allen – Tyler – At the residence of Mrs. Albert Teskey,
Appleton, Ont., on May 15th, by the Rev. W. H. Graham, Samuel J.
Allen of the Carleton Place Herald, to
Miss Annie Tyler, adopted daughter of the late Albert Teskey, Esq., of Appleton.
Malcolm – Mortimer – At the residence of the bride’s
father, Perth, on May 20th by the Rev. R. L. Stephens, Rector, Alfred
Malcolm, of Smiths Falls, to Miss Minnie Mortimer, of Perth.
May 30 1889
-Mrs. Eberts of Chatham, who has been the guest of Mr. E.
Burritt returned home this week.
-Mrs. W. H. Edwards, of Smiths Falls, is visiting at her
old home here.
-Mrs. Thos. Singleton, of Toledo, paid her aunt, Mrs. S. S.
Easton, of this place, a visit this week.
-On Friday, 17th May, Mr. Arthur Tullis, of Glen
Tay, aged 81 years, and his brother, Mr. Sinclair Tullis, of Drummond, aged 87
years, died within two hours of each other.
They resided about ten miles apart.
-Rev. D. Fleming, B.A., of Halifax, and a graduate of
Queen’s has accepted a call to the Toledo and Farmersville charge.
Mr. Fleming graduated this year and comes to this charge under very
favourable circumstances. He is from the same city as Rev. Mr. Potter of the
Merrickville charge. They attended
the same church and school in their native city and graduated from the same Alma
Mater and that they are to have charges lying adjacent to each other is quite a
coincidence. Mr. Fleming’s
induction will take place in a few weeks.
-Mrs. Burns, of Ottawa, sister to Mr. Thomas McGee of this
place, is here on a visit among her old friends and acquaintances.
-Mr. Joseph Gravelle returned from down the line on
Saturday, where he has been for the last week on a visit to a brother.
-Mr. Charles Putnam lost a baby girl about 4 months old,
last Sunday with whooping cough. The
little one had been ailing since its’ birth.
-Mr. Taggart, of Brockville, one of the cleverest artists
in Canada, and who took high honors in the city of Paris, France, is stopping at
the Doyle hotel here. He has an
exhibition with several of his handsome paintings, and a visit to his studio
will well repay any who have a love for the fine arts.
-Mr. William Barker, an old and respected citizen of
Oxford, was buried in the Union Cemetery here on Saturday last.
It is only a few weeks since he buried his wife here.
The Rev. Mr. Houston preached the funeral sermon and otherwise assisted
at the burial ceremonies.
-Mrs. Robt. J. Parker, West End and Master Leslie Soper
have been spending a few days with relatives near Newboro.
-Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Parker, East End and Mrs. and Mrs. S.
L. Davis went to Bellamy’s Station on Sunday to see Mrs. Ralph Davis who is
-Mr. Hunt, of Arnprior, is studying law with Messrs. Cairns
-Mr. W. H. Jarvis visited his daughter Mrs. Moore at
Hawkesbury on the 24th.
-Dr. Bell, Veterinary Surgeon, formerly of this town, has
decided to permanently reside in North Bay.
-Mr. Ernie Wilson is home from the Collegiate Institute at
Hamilton. He wrote on the
University examinations at Toronto on his way down.
-A young lad 15 years of age, named Frank Stephen Meighen,
of Perth, has taken the degree of B.A., at the late convocation of McGill
-Mr. S. Philips is home from New York to recruit his
-Mr. John O’Dair, of Kemptville, visited his daughter,
Miss O’Dair, on Sunday.
-Mr. F. G. Neelin, of the Seaforth Sun, spent the 24th visiting his brother here.
-Mr. Joseph M. Taggart, of Westport, died on the 18th
inst., at the ripe old age of 80.
-W. J. Sutton, herbalist, Carleton Place, has been fined
$50 and costs for practising without a license.
-Miss Mary Lynch, of Jasper, died on Tuesday, 28th,
after an illness of consumption.
-Mrs. T. Guest, and daughter, arrived at the home of her
sister, Mrs. James Chalmers, here yesterday from California.
-Mr. A. S. Freeman, Newboro, proprietor of the well-known
family remedy, Good Samaritan, was in town yesterday.
-W. Kent, of Sydenham, near Kingston, gave an exhibition of
his strength a few days ago which ended fatally for him.
He lifted a barrel of whiskey from the ground, but almost immediately
after was taken with vomiting as the result of internal strain, and soon after
-The little two year old child of Mr. P. Carnovsky,
Kingston, was found by his mother lying insensible on the floor, from the
effects of drinking a phial of brandy, which had been procured by the father in
case of sickness in the family. Medical
aid was called in, but notwithstanding every effort to save his life, the little
fellow died after suffering terrible agony for nearly 24 hours.
June 6 1889
-Mrs. Wm. Miller gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, 25th
ult. Both mother and child are
-Mr. William Fortune, sr., of the State of Indiana, an old
resident of 30 years ago, is here visiting old friends and acquaintances.
He was engaged here as a clothier 35 years ago and moved to Ottawa in
1859, from there he went west and settled in the northern part of the above
state 19 (or 10 hard to read) years
ago where he has accumulated considerable wealth.
He will spend a few weeks among his few old friends.
-Mrs. Samuel Horten, of Brockville, formerly of this place,
spent a few days visiting friends in this locality.
-Mr. Charlie Webster, son of Mr. W. A. Webster of Kingston,
formerly of this place is on a visit to his numerous friends here.
-Mr. L. U. Partridge, left on Friday for Toronto, where he
had a situation awaiting him.
-Mr. and Mrs. Roper, of Alton, Illinois, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. F. T. Frost this week.
Kingston News (June 4)
-Mrs. Lemmon, who has during the last three weeks been
employed in the residence of Mr. A. Gunn as cook, went to bed on Saturday night
as usual, but as she did not put in an appearance on Sunday morning her bedroom
was opened and her dead body, partly dressed, found lying on the floor near the
bed. The room was full of gas and
investigation showed that when she turned off the gas she turned the cock round
-Mr. John Graham, of Minneapolis, Minn., is visiting
friends in town.
-Mr. A. Johnston, of Collingwood, is visiting his sister,
Mrs. Jason Gould.
-Mr. Fraser, at one time manager of the Molsons Bank here,
has been elected president of the Central Ontario Railway.
-Captain Forgie left for New York last Saturday and may
possibly go to Chili. His
brother-in-law has the contract of building a railway down there and he has
offered Mr. Forgie a good situation.
-The claim having been made that Mr. Thos. Brook, of Perth,
was the oldest living Mason, in this country, Mr. John Robertson, of the
township of Darling, takes exception. Mr.
Robertson produces the necessary documents to show that he joined St. Ayles
Lodge, Anstruther, Scotland, in 1829, sixty-one years ago.
-Mrs. Hall of Sherbrooke, Quebec, is visiting her sister,
-Killed – On Saturday last a sad accident happened at the
Perth station, whereby a young man, Joseph Kave, of Toronto, aged twenty-five,
lost his life. He was a locomotive
fireman employed on the C.P.R. at Toronto, and was visiting his brother-in-law,
Mr. George Harvey, of this town. While
at the station he endeavoured to get on the engine of a train which was passing
through the yard. He caught hold of
the engine but the train, moving too fast, he was thrown down between the
platform and the cars, receiving very severe injuries in the head and back,
causing death almost instantly. Mr.
Harvey accompanied the remains to Toronto Saturday night. The deceased was unmarried and did not carry any insurance.
He has been in the employ of the C.P.R. for about six years, and about 4
years ago had one of his feet taken off about the ankle in an accident at
Parkdale, Toronto, and wore a cork foot. – Perth Star.
June 13 1889
Mr. and Mrs. Carnduff Will Celebrate Fifty Years of Married Life To-Morrow
Fifty years ago tomorrow, the 14th of June, 1849, in a quiet country church near Belfast, Ireland, a young man and a young woman stood at the altar and plighted their troth. The young man was Mr. R. Carnduff, the young woman, Miss Margaret Graham, both widely known throughout this section of country and both of them highly esteemed by all who know them. They are young no longer, half a century has brought the silver hairs and time has ploughed its furrows on cheek and brow though it must be said that both Mr. and Mrs. Carnduff have been kindly dealt with in these respects. No one would imagine that Mr. Carnduff was patriarchal enough to celebrate a golden wedding to see him walking down street with form erect, and quick elastic step betokening more a well preserved man of middle life than one who had passed the three score years and ten.
The marriage ceremony, as we have already stated, took place in a church between Mr. Carnduff’s home in the townland of Drumbo and Belfast on Friday, 14th June fifty years ago tomorrow and on the following Monday the newly married couple sailed on the “Drumfreeshire” for America. It was of course a sailing vessel and they were eight weeks and three days after taking ship before they landed at Montreal. They came right on to Smiths Falls or Mill’s locks where Mrs. Carnduff’s brother, Mr. R. Graham lived. They were a week making a voyage from Montreal here. At that time there were not more than two or three dozen houses in Smiths Falls and but one stone one – that now occupied by Mr. M. Carroll corner Main and Market streets. It has since been enlarged.
Mr. Carnduff engaged for a year to work on a farm and the following year he obtained a farm for himself, 225 acres, where he lived until a few years ago, when he moved into town. This farm is now one of the best improved and most valuable farms in this district and it is owned by Mr. Peter Shields who married Mr. and Mrs. Carnduff’s only child.
To-morrow, the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage will
be celebrated in a quiet way by a reception in the afternoon when their many
friends will have the opportunity of paying their respects and wishing them many
happy returns of the day.
Drowned In The Rideau – Russell Moffatt Loses His Life on Saturday While Boating – Body Found in Half an Hour By Diving.
-The greatest excitement prevailed on Saturday shortly after mid-day when the word passed quickly from on to another that Russell Moffatt was drowned and people hurried from all parts of the town to the bridge where the search was yet going on for the body. The unfortunate young man was employed at Frost & Wood’s machine shop and it seems that it had been the custom of a number of the employees to spend a part of the noon hour on the river which runs close by the shops. On Saturday Russell Moffatt and William Lee were out in their boat which was not considered safe as it was a narrow board affair and made after no particular pattern. Mr. Moffatt, father of the drowned boy and engineer at Frost & Woods, had warned his son against going out in the boat but he did not seem to think it was unsafe as he had been using it every day. On Saturday, immediately after dinner the two young men went up the river as far as the bridge intending to run into the current that runs down at this place and let their boat drift as they had done before. When turning around their boat struck a log in the water, just by the bridge, and capsized and they were soon struggling in the water. Willie Lee clung to the boat but Moffatt, who could swim, it is thought endeavoured to get to land but was borne down by the eddy that there is just at the place where the accident happened. Some fellow workmen who saw the mishap put out in a boat as soon as they could get to one and assisted Lee out but the other unfortunate boy was no where to be seen. A number of boats put out and men looked all around the spot where the boat went over but no trace of the drowned boy could be seen. By this time the banks of the river were lined with the crowd that had gathered and the bridge at the foot of Beckwith street. Among the others who came was Henry Black, who proved himself a young hero. He got into one of the boats from which he dived again and again and finally announced that he had discovered the body. A rope was then given him and again he went down and when he came up he had the body of the drowned boy – his cousin – in his arms. He was quickly pulled into the boat with his dead burden amid the well-deserved applause of the great crowd of spectators. Efforts were made to resuscitate the recovered body, but he had been over half an hour in the water and life was entirely extinct.
The young man was in his eighteenth year – just entering manhood – was a bright young fellow and had prospects for a most promising career. The hearts of the people of all the town go out in sympathy to the bereaved parents who are bowed down with grief.
On Sunday afternoon the funeral took place and was one of
the largest ever seen here. The
deceased was a member of the citizen’s band, the members of which marched in
uniform beside the hearse. Rev. A.
C. Nesbitt performed the funeral obsequies at St. John’s church taking
advantage of the circumstances to teach some useful and needed lessons.
Register Your Births
-Mr. Richard Pierce, of Franktown, was called before
Magistrate Struthers last Wednesday, on the complaint of Mr. McEwen, township
clerk, and fined 5 dollars and costs for non-registration of a birth.
Parents would do well to attend to these little matters, as the law is
very strict, and it costs nothing to report the event to the clerk of the
municipality in which you reside.
-Mr. Wm. McEwen, of the firm of McLeod & McEwen,
publishers of the Almonte Gazette, was
married on Tuesday morning to Miss Jennie O’Neil, daughter of our respected
townsman, Major John O’Neil, the nuptial knot being tied by the Rev. Hugh
Taylor. The bride was the recipient
of a large number of presents from her friends, by whom she is held in the
highest esteem. The happy couple
left by the 9:45 am train for the North West to visit the parents of the groom
accompanied by the good wishes of a host of friends in this section. –
Pakenham Correspondent of the Gazette.
-Mr. Ryan, wagon-maker, has removed his place of business
to the old tannery which formerly belonged to H. D. Smith.
This should make him a first-class shop.
-Mr. David Holden, of Pembroke, is here on a visit to his
daughter, Mrs. R. C. Percival. He
will spend a couple of weeks here among his many acquaintances.
-Miss Minnie McCabe was married to Mr. John Boyle, of St.
Raphael’s, on Wednesday last, the 5th inst.
The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Duffus in the Roman
Catholic church here. There was a large number of invited friends and relatives in
attendance, and after a sumptuous repast given at the Merrickville hotel, the
happy couple left on the 4 pm train for the east.
-Mr. Wm. Storey left on Thursday for Manitoba.
He will locate there if he likes it.
-Mr. T. R. Argue, a former resident of this town was
married on June 5th at Carp village to Miss Maggie Neilson of the
-A number of Masons from here went to Perth yesterday to
attend the funeral of the late Mr. John S. Combs/Cr?mbs of that town.
He was buried with Masonic honours.
– surname difficult to make out.
-On Thursday evening Mr. John Stoness, of Kingston Mills,
went over to inspect the dam. As he
did not return, his friends became uneasy, and the finding of his horse and
buggy near the dam did not tend to allay this uneasiness. Saturday morning his body was found in the sluice.
He must have slipped from the sloping rock which formed part of the work,
and no help being at hand was drowned. Mr.
Stoness was only twenty-one years of age.
-The MacKay House, Pembroke, has again changed hands, Mr.
J. Pappin, of Smiths Falls being the new proprietor.
-Word has been received by the friends of Mr. Robt.
Addison, son of Dr. Addison, of Athens, who, it was feared, had perished in the
Johnstown disaster, that he is all right.
-Another old resident died last Saturday.
Mr. Thos. Ferguson, who has been employed lately attending on the public
schools. The Moulders’ Union, of
which his son is a member, attended his funeral last Monday.
Said to be Murdered
-On Thursday Mr. Dennis Healey received a telegram telling
of the death of his son at Bute, Montana. No
particulars of his death were given but later in the Ottawa Free
Press it was stated that Wm. Healey from Smiths Falls, Ont., had been
murdered by another young Canadian. There
is only this late statement made and no particulars whatever given, so that
nothing definite is known yet and the father and friends of deceased wait in
feverish anxiety for further news. Mr.
Healey has telegraphed for the body and it was expected this morning.
The young man, Wm. Healey, went to Montana about two years ago and was
employed out there as a teamster.
McEwen – O’Neil – At the residence of the bride’s
parents, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Hugh Taylor, William P. McEwen,
of the Almonte Gazette, to Jennie, second daughter of Major O’Neil, Pakenham.
June 20 1889 Record News
A Fatal Quarrel – Silver Bow County the Scene of Another Murder Growing out of a Dispute
William Healey Fatally Stabbed by His Partner, William
Fitzpatrick, Over a Grub Bill – The Murderer Endeavours to Leave the Country
But is Captured Near Deer Lodge by the Sheriff.
-Last week it was noted in the Record that a son of Mr. Dennis Healey had been murdered out in Montana where he had been living for the last two years. The body of the murdered man arrived here last Saturday morning, having been a week in transit. At that time nothing was known beyond the fact that he was said to have killed by a fellow Canadian. Since then, however, the friends received the Bute Independent from which the following account is taken –
Butte, June 6 – Another was added to the long list of murders in Silver Bow County last evening. William Healey and William Fitzpatrick have been partners in the wood cutting business in Telegraph gulch for some months past. Both men were Canadians. Healey was 22 years of age and Fitzpatrick was in the neighbourhood of 40. About a month ago the men quarrelled in regard to some point in their business and dissolved partnership. They had a lot of wood cut, however, and did not sell it until yesterday. The wood was piled up in Telegraph gulch about 11 miles northwest of Butte, and the men sold it yesterday about 3 o’clock, and then proceeded to have a settlement. They then got into a dispute about the grub bill, and quite a war of words ensued, which was listened to by one or two of their companions. They did not come to blows, however, and both returned to their camp, situated about a half mile from where the quarrel took place. Here at half-past eight o’clock the quarrel about the settlement broke out afresh, and several blows were exchanged. The men then clinched and after a moment – Healey fell back on the ground with two knife thrusts in the left groin. Realizing what he had done Fitzpatrick escaped to the hills. The struggle was witnessed by two wood choppers, who carried Healey into his cabin at once and dispatched a messenger for Dr. Murray. That gentleman at first sight pronounced the wounds of Healey fatal. The unfortunate man remained at his cabin over night and early this morning was removed to this city. He was taken to the Sisters’ hospital about 10 o’clock where everything possible was done to make his last moments easy. At noon he died and shortly afterwards Dr. Howard summoned a coroners’ jury. The testimony elicited was substantially as given above, and the jury adjourned until tomorrow to get more witnesses.
Fitzpatrick has a wife and 4 children living in the vicinity of Ottawa, Canada. Healey was unmarried and has no relatives in this part of the country, so far as is known.
Immediately after the inquest the remains were removed to
Sherman’s undertaking rooms, from which place the funeral will occur tomorrow.
At 8 o’clock this evening, Under Sheriff Frank Thomas traced the
murderer to Warm Springs and effected his arrest and he is now in the Silver Bow
-The calamity at Johnstown stuns the mind with its
awfulness, but a story like this, taken by itself, will start the tears:
Mrs. Ogle, the manager of the Western Union office who died at her post,
will go down in history as a heroine of the highest order.
Notwithstanding the repeated notifications which she received to get out
of reach of the approaching danger, she stood by the instrument with unflinching
loyalty and undaunted courage, sending words of courage to those in danger in
the valley below. When every
station in path of the coming torrent had been warned, she wired her companion
at South Fork, “This is my last message,” and as such it will always be
remembered, as at that very moment the torrent engulfed her and bore her from
her post on earth to her post of honour in the great beyond.
-Mr. Halladay, ex-carriage maker here, has returned from
Sault Ste Marie. He seems to have a
kind of hankering after Merrickville.
-Mr. David Wood, of Montague, bought the Barten farm which
was offered for sale by the sheriff at the instance of Mr. Bates on Saturday
last. The price of which it was
knocked down by the auctioneer was $900.00.
-Mr. Joel Beaman, who purchased a farm of 320 acres from
Mr. Craig, of Smiths Falls, situated near the village of Deloraine, Manitoba,
will remain on his farm this summer and will return in the fall for his family
who are residing in this village. His
son left for the North West last Tuesday with a car load of stuff, in the shape
of lumber, furniture and horses.
-Mr. David Whitney, an old and respected citizen of the
township of Montague died at his residence on Thursday evening last about 10
o’clock pm, after a short illness of about 15 minutes.
Mr. Whitney was born in the township of Augusta seventy-six years ago and
was the son of a U.E. Loyalist. He
lived there until the year 1865 when he bought what was called the old Bissell
farm about two miles from here and moved the same year.
On the day in which he died he was visiting friends at Kilmarnock and
seemed in the best of health. He
retired to his bed about half past nine and shortly after called Mrs. Whitney
into his room and informed her that he was going to die.
The rest of the family were called and in 15 minutes after bidding the
family good bye he breathed his last. He
was a life long member of the Methodist church and died full of the faith.
His funeral which took place on Sunday, 16th inst., was
largely attended. Rev. Mr. Rogers
preached the funeral sermon and otherwise assisted at the obsequies.
He was buried in the Union Burying Ground here.
-Mr. Frank McCrea, of Elizabethtown near Brockville, spent
several days in town last week on a visit to his father.
-There were quite a number of relatives and friends went
from here on Friday last to attend the funeral of Mrs. J. Spry, of Easton’s
Corners. She was buried at Wolford
-Dr. Clarence Church, of Ottawa, was here last week for a
couple of days the guest of Dr. M. K. Church, his brother.
Dr. Church is said to have the best practice of any doctor in the city.
-Mr. Hiram Buker, of the Middle Branch, attained his 74th
birthday last Tuesday, and on the same day his wife made him a birthday present
of a bouncing baby boy of eleven pounds weight. Uncle Hiram is very proud of his boy and thinks the little
fellow looks just exactly as the little babe looked who was born 74 years ago.
-Mr. John Rath left yesterday for Saltcoats, N.W.T.
-Wm. Flood died at Forester’s Falls recently, having
nearly completed his 106th year.
He was 82 years an Orangeman.
-Mr. A. H. Weagant is at Cornwall attending the session of
the Dental Association of which he is a Vice-President.
Mrs. Weagant accompanied him on a visit to friends.
-Mr. G. A. McCrea, of Drayton, Dakota, has joined Mrs.
McCrea on a visit to friends in town.
-A young man named Richard Grant, of Appleton, was run over
by a train on the G.T.R. near Iroquois on Monday and was fatally injured.
-Ex-Councillor, Joseph Moorehouse, was in town last week.
As our readers already know he had a circuit last year in the Montreal
Methodist Conference and the results from his work at the end of the conference
year were most gratifying and encouraging.
He has now been charged to Mannsville, Quebec.
-The funeral of the late Wm. Healy whose body arrived from
Montana on Saturday, was held on Sunday and was very largely attended.
Rev. Father Stanton conducted the service at the house after which the
remains were interred in the R.C. Cemetery close by.
-While a ballast train was coming west about three miles
east of Prescott, Sunday afternoon, on the G.T.R. a brakeman named John Lake was
in the act of tightening his brake when the chain broke and he was instantly
precipitated beneath the train. Two
ballast cars, the van and engine passed over the unfortunate man severing both
legs and one arm from the body and also taking away one side of the face.
When found the remains were beyond recognition.
Lake who was 26 years of age leaves a wife and child.
He belonged to Brockville.
-On Wednesday last there passed away one of the oldest and
most respected citizens of the village, in the person of Mrs. Spry.
She was a native of England and came to this country about 50 years ago.
For the last 18 years she has lived here.
Her funeral sermon was preached by the one who was her pastor for the
last 3 years, who had just returned from Conference in time to perform her
funeral rites. After the sermon was
preached in the village, her mortal remains were buried in the Wolford Cemetery
to await the resurrection.
-Mr. Burke is the guest of Rev. J. Webster.
This young man immigrated to this country from Ireland 5 years ago.
When Mr. Webster was pastor of Newington Circuit, and holding a prayer
meeting in the village, Mr. Burke, a harness maker by trade, was passing through
in search of work and in passing by the meeting house he heard them singing the
songs of Zion and their voices raised in prayer, he turned in, was convicted,
and shortly brought to the light of God’s favour.
Shortly after this it was impressed on his mind that he should preach the
gospel, but lack of education, of personal friends to encourage him and of money
to help him seemed for the time being insurmountable barriers in his way.
Gradually those obstacles were removed and he has now been preaching the
gospel for two years. The last
conference at Sherbrooke gave him permission to attend college for the coming
year. We wish him success in his studies and the same in his
June 27 1889
(Large article on the
history and naming of Merrickville – if interested contact me for it)
(Large article on
Farewell greeting to Rev. J. Webster – if interested contact me for it)
-The new Payne hotel has received its last coat of plaster
and is now in possession of the painter, Mr. S.F. Vancamp.
-Mr. John Beamish, of Smiths Falls, was here last Saturday
visiting at his father’s. His
sister, Mrs. Depencier, of West Lynne, Manitoba, is still visiting friends and
-Mrs. Cole, wife of Lawyer Cole, of this place, has gone to
Pembroke on a visit to the paternal mansion.
She will also go west as far as Niagara Falls where she has several
relatives both of her own and her husband’s.
She will be absent about 2 months. Mr.
Cole since his advent among us has worked up quite a business in the legal line.
-We congratulate Mr. Milton Leverette on his young son.
-Mr. Enos Soper spent a few days last week visiting his
brother at South Mountain.
-Mr. and Mrs. Weagant have been at Yarker attending the
wedding of Mr. Weagant’s nephew, Dr. Weagant of Dickson’s Landing.
-Mrs. James Linnen, who lives about two miles north of
Westport, attempted suicide on Thursday by cutting her throat, severing the
wind-pipe. Her recovery is
doubtful. She was supposed to be
insane at the time.
-R.T. Burns, deputy postmaster at Kingston, recently
arrested for embezzling funds, has been sentenced to two years in penitentiary.
The judge said it was the saddest case that ever came before him.
It is only a few months since two of Mr. Burn’s sons were drowned.
-Mrs. Nixon is visiting friends at her old home in Markham.
-Mr. John Wardell, of New York, returned last Saturday on a
visit to his old home and friends.
-Jasper Vrooman’s effects which were seized at the time
he left here were sold last evening by bailiff’s sale.
-D. A. Urquhart of Saltcoats, Manitoba, has been committed
for trial on 14 charges of embezzlement and one of forgery.
-Miss McCann, of Kingston (formerly of Smiths Falls) is on
a few weeks visit to her sister, Mrs. Mills, and other friends.
-A twelve year old adopted boy of Mr. Hugh McGuire of
Franktown road was kicked yesterday by a three week old colt and severely
injured. He was playing with it
when it kicked him in the forehead cutting it open and laying bare the skull.
Dr. McCallum was sent for and stitched the wound and did everything
possible to relieve the little fellow’s sufferings.
-A quiet wedding took place in Kingston yesterday when Mr.
A. G. Farrell of Lavell and Farrell, barristers, was united in marriage with
Miss Isabella Dick, only daughter of W. J. Dick, Esq., of that city.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. McGillivray at the bride’s home
in the presence of the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting
parties. Miss Belle Farrell, sister
of the groom was bridesmaid and Mr. John Miller of Toronto acted as best man.
After lunch Mr. and Mrs. Farrell, who were the recipients of some
beautiful presents, left for a short trip west. Mr. Farrell has many friends here who will welcome back him
and his bride.
-An unusually pleasant time was spent at the residence of Mr. G. Riddell yesterday on the occasion of the marriage of his sister, Miss Sarah Riddell, to Mr. Duncan McEwen of Manitoba.
The weather was unpropitious yet it failed to dampen in the slightest the merriment and good feelings within the walls of the old home. A large circle of relations were present from far and near and the apparent joy of brothers and sisters, separated for many years, was something not soon to be forgotten. Those from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Bullock, Derby, New York; Mrs. Chant, of Minneapolis; Mrs. Laverty and daughter, of Essex County, New York; Mr. and Mrs. James Riddell, of Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Riddell and daughter of Brockville.
In addition to these there were a large number of friends from Smiths Falls and vicinity.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Thomas Nixon at 11:15 am, after which a bounteous repast was heartily enjoyed. The presents were unusually numerous and many of them very costly.
The happy couple left on the 4 pm train for a trip to
Quebec, after which they will go to their home in the far west accompanied by
the best wishes of their many friends and acquaintances in Elmsley and Smiths
Ross – In Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, 25th
inst., the wife of Mr. W. J. Ross, of a daughter.
Parks – In Smiths Falls, on Friday, 21st
inst., the wife of Mr. Duncan Parks, of a son.
Weagant – Browne – On Wednesday, the 26th
June, 1889, at Holy Trinity Church, Yarker, Ont., by the Rev. A. Elliott, B.A.,
Dr. Alex. A. Weagant, of Dickinson’s Landing, to Miss Helen Browne, of Yarker.
Farrell – Dick – On Wednesday, the 26th
June, 1889, at the residence of the bride’s father, Brock street, by the Rev.
Malcolm McGillivray, M.A., Alexander Gray Farrell, Barrister, Smiths Falls, to
Elizabeth Jane, only daughter of W. J. Dick, Esq. of Kingston.
Rogers – Webster – On Tuesday, June 18th ,1889 at the residence of the bride’s parents, township of Elizabethtown, County of Leeds by Rev. Rural Dean Grout, Mr. Joseph McKenzie Rogers, barrister, Perth, to Miss Carrie, daughter of T. B. Webster, Esq.
Posted: 19 August, 2005.