Perth Courier Obituaries

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Perth Courier, Jan. 6, 1893

Hopetown:  We are sorry to record the death of Mrs. W. Boyd, who passed peacefully away last week.  Her remains were interred in the Hopetown Cemetery.

Watson’s Corners:  We are sorry to record the death of Andrew Machan, Sr., which took place at the residence of his son on Tuesday, 27th December.  The funeral on Thursday was conducted by Mr. J.F. Jackson of Lanark.  Mr. McIlroy preached the funeral sermon.

Watson’s Corners:  We have also to record the death of Mrs. David Boyd, who has been suffering for a number of years from cancer.  She passed away on Tuesday, the 27th December and was buried on Thursday, the 29th.

Lanark Links:  We regret to record the death of Mrs. George Hamilton, Sr., aged 84(?) who died at the home of her daughter-in-law in this village on Wednesday last.  Her remains were conveyed to the family cemetery a few miles from Perth.

Althorpe:  We regret to record the death of Robbie Kilpatrick son of Robert Kilpatrick who died very suddenly with inflammation at his home on Friday, 30th December.  On Thursday evening he complained of feeling unwell about 9:00 but his parents did not think he was dangerously ill until Friday when they sent for medical aid.  The doctor told his parents he had very little hopes of his recovery and he died a short time afterwards.  The deceased was a fine, industrious young man 18 years of age.

He’s gone, another warning comes

To those still left behind

To seek the true and living God

With their whole heart and mind

He now lies in the silent grave

Where pain and sorrow cease

Where troubles are all over

And the sufferer finds relief.

Perth Courier, Jan. 13, 1893

Kellock—Died, at Perth on Wednesday, 11th Jan., Daniel Kellock, Esq., Collector of Customs and Inland Revenue, aged 54.

Tullis—Died, on the 6th November, Janet Buchanan Craig Tullis, relict of the late Sinclair Tullis, aged 72 years, a native of the town of Lanark, Scotland.

Small(?)—Died, at Alice, County Renfrew on the 2nd Jan., Mrs. Robert Small (?), aged 46(?) years and 10 months.  The deceased was the second daughter of John Moulton of Drummond and leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss.

McDonald’s Corners:  The funeral of John Baird near Elphin took place on Tuesday.  He died on Sunday after an illness of several months.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Binnie.

On Tuesday last, 10th Jan., the long sickness of James Donald, Reeve of Dalhousie, came to a close by death stepping in to claim his own.  His illness came from blood poisoning, lasted about three months and was endured with patience, resignation and hope.  Dr. Bradford of McDonald’s Corners was the attending physician and with Dr. Munro of Perth did what skill could do by medical treatment and operations to stay the progress of the disease.  However, all care and skill were in vain and after the battle of 12 weeks his strong constitution was conquered at last and death came to his relief at 1:00 Tuesday.  The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon at 1:00 and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Binnie, Presbyterian pastor.  A large number of friends from other places including a sleigh load from Perth were present.  Mr. Donald was himself reeve of Dalhousie, North Sherbrooke and Lavant for many terms and also of the 21st when the separation took place, enjoying that honor when he died.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at McDonald’s Corners and one of the managing board.  He was a candidate in N. Lanark for the Ontario Legislature a few years ago in the Conservative Party but in that Liberal constituency was defeated though not badly.  He was quite a power in Conservatism in the North Riding and will be missed by the party there.  He was 60 years of age at his death.

The sad news reached here at the end of last week that Miss Elizabeth Lister of Alberne(?), B.C., died suddenly the same day from pneumonia.  The news was a great shock to all her friends here who anticipated through her an extended period of useful life there.  Miss Lister left here about the middle of September last to take charge of an Indian Home under Presbyterian auspices at Alberne and it is sad to think her work and life were cut short so soon after entering her duties.

James Neilson of Ramsay died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart.  On Christmas Day he was first afflicted by illness.  He was a man of sterling character, a thrifty and progressive farmer.  He was 72 years of age of Scottish descent.  He came to Canada in 1821 with his father and settled in Ramsay.  He deceased lived for 52 years on the old homestead and the balance of his life on the farm on which he died.  In 1845 Mr. Neilson was married to Marion McFarland who survives.  The children living are:  J. Wilkie, Indore, Central India; Matthew, C.E., Calgary; William G., Beaver, B.C.; John, Sarah, Mary and Jessie on the homestead.  He was a vigorous Liberal.

Elphin:  Death has again visited us and taken from our midst John Baird, a highly respected farmer of this locality on Sunday evening last.  For nearly a year Mr. Baird has not been able to do much work but was able to be around and superintend his work until about three weeks ago.  Since then he was not able to be out of the house.  He was carried off by that dread disease consumption.  The deceased was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church and his death was but the passing through the dark portal to a better and happier land.  The funeral took place on Tuesday and the remains taken to Hopetown for internment.

Perth Courier, Jan. 20, 1893

Pounder—Died, at Perth on Friday, 13th Jan., Miss Eliza Pounder, aged 76.

McLaren—Died, on the 11th Jan., the infant son of John McLaren, Bathurst, aged 11(?0 14(?) days.

Middleville:  The funeral of the late Mrs. Robert Somerville, Jr., took place on Monday, the 16th inst., at 11:00 a.m. in the Congregational Church conducted by Rev. Mr. McAulay and Rev. Mr. McCain of Lanark.  The service was well attended which shows the sympathy of the entire community towards to bereaved.  Her death occurred on Friday night.

Perth Courier, Jan. 27, 1893

Richardson—Died, at Belleville on Saturday, 21st Jan., Frances E. Richardson, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Richardson, manager of the Bank of Montreal.  (no age given)

Scott—Died, at Beckwith (Derry), on Tuesday, 17th (?) Jan., Alexander Scott, aged 28 years and 11 months.

James Simpson of Almonte died last week at the age of 81 years.  He came to Ramsay in 1831(?).

Two weeks ago Mrs. George H. Shaw, daughter of Mr. W. B. McAllister of Pembroke died at her home in Welland, Ontario after an illness of some weeks.  Her husband was born in Perth and is a younger son of the late Richard Shaw.

Perth Courier, Feb. 3, 1893

Gray—Died, at Picton, Ontario on Thursday, 26th Jan., Mary Robinson Moore Gray, wife of Mr. James Gray.  (no age given)

Code—Died, at Innisville on the 28th Jan., Mr. John Code, aged 79.

McCreary—Died, at Montague on the 29th (?) inst., Robert McCreary, aged 35(?) 37(?).

McGowan—Died, on Thursday, 26th Jan., Mrs. Ann McGowan, 8th Concession Bathurst, aged 64(?).

Mrs. George Sargent, of Oso, aged about 60 years who had been slowly wasting away for many months past, died on Sunday morning, 11th (?) Jan., at 1:00.  The cause of her death was some disease of the stomach for which no remedy could be administered.  Her funeral took place on Tuesday at 11:00 from her residence to St. Paul’s Church where the services were held.

McCaffrey—Died, at Arnprior on the 25th (?) Jan., Edward J. McCaffrey, aged 21(?) 24(?) years and 8 months.

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We regret to announce the death of J. McCaffrey one of Arnprior’s most promising young men and formerly of the vicinity of Ferguson’s Falls, Drummond.  Mr. McCaffrey died on the 25th (?) Jan., after a short illness of inflammation of the lungs.  The funeral took place from his residence at Elgin Street, Arnprior then to the church and then to the C.P.R. station, the band accompanying the sad procession and playing the Dead March in Saul.  The Hook and Ladder Co. also formed part of the procession, the deceased having been a member of it for some time.  His remains were interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Ferguson’s Falls.  The pall bearers were P.T. Dontigny, J. Cunningham, J. Murphy, William Russell, J. Yuill, T. Brady and about 20 young men of Arnprior came with the body from Arnprior and followed part of the funeral cortege.  The deceased will be long remembered by his friends and associates as a brother, son and loving companion.

Stone—Died, at Perth on Friday, 27th Jan., Robert Stone, aged (illegible, two numbers, the last is a ‘7’).

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On Friday last one of our best known citizens Robert Stone died from pneumonia and heart failure after a severe chill resulting from driving to Smith’s Falls on one of the cold days last week.  His death was quite unexpected, but not being very strong the complications of vital complaints brought the end about very quickly.  Mr. Stone was for 14 years the Chief Constable of Perth and for many years a county constable.  He was also bridge tender in connection with the Tay Canal in town and was a volunteer in Captain Scott’s Company during the Fenian Raid affair in 1866.  He was married to a sister of Robert Little in town who preceded him to the grave two or three years ago.  He leaves a large family—the eldest son George being a merchant in Manitoba and the second, Charles, foreman of the Expositor office here.  He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and was buried under their direction.

Perth Courier, Feb. 10, 1893

Preston—Died, at her residence at Prestonvale, on the 2nd Feb., Mrs. John Preston in her 63rd year.

Bothwell—Died, at Perth on Tuesday evening, 7th Feb., Ernest Joshua Bothwell, infant son of Mr. Thomas Bothwell, Perth, aged 1 year and 6 months.

McKerracher—Died, at Lanark Village, on the 9th Feb., John A. McKerracher, aged 43(?).

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Lanark Links—We regret to announce the death of John McKerracher of this village who passed away on Thursday morning.  His end was painless.  His sickness lasted about a year or rather it was that time that he felt disease had fastened itself upon him.  He was buried by the Oddfellows on Saturday at 1:00.

Scott—Died, at “Mount Joy” Martintown, County Glengarry, on Tuesday 7th Feb., Miss Maggie Scott, sister of Rev. A. H. Scott, St. Andrew’s Church, Perth, aged 29.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Word has reached us that Miss Maggie Scott sister of Rev. A. H. Scott of this town died after along illness on Tuesday morning at 1:00 at her home at “Mount Joy” Martintown, County Glengarry.  Three years ago the deceased with her sister reached China as a missionary but was forced to return some months ago through sickness and now at the age of 29 years she has gone to that better country.  The late Miss Scott was quite well known in Perth where her piety and zeal as a Christian worker were observed as marked traits of her character.  Mr. Scott’s friends here sympathize with him in his bereavement.  He had the satisfaction of reaching the bedside of his sister before she breathed her last.

Cannon—Died, at Almonte on the 28th Jan., Susanna Leckie Cannon, wife of Mr. Gilbert Cannon, aged 63(?) 65(?).

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The Almonte Gazette says:  “After an illness extending over many months Mrs. Gilbert Cannon passed to her reward on Saturday afternoon last deeply regretted by a wide circle of her friends.  For a considerable time she was confined to her house and for several weeks preceding her death she grew progressively weaker having been unable to take nourishment.  Mrs. Cannon whose maiden name was Susanna Leckie, was born in Scotland in 1828 and came to this country about fifty years ago.  She was a sister to Thomas Leckie for whom “Leckie’s Corners” was called and who edited and managed Almonte’s first newspaper which was established by a joint stock company about 30 years ago.  She lived at Leckie’s Corners with her brother who did business there as a general merchant until her marriage to Mr. Cannon and shortly afterwards Mr. and Mrs. Cannon removed to town and have lived here ever since enjoying the esteem and respect of the community.  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Irving of Pembroke, the latter a sister of Mr. Cannon, were present at the funeral.

Perth Courier, Feb. 17, 1893

Coleman—Died, at Ramsay on the 5th Feb., William Coleman, aged 74.

Imeson—Died, at Glen Tay on Sunday afternoon, 12th Feb., Dorinde Smith Imeson, wife of Mr. John Imeson, aged 70.

Fitzgerald—Died, at Drummond on Thursday, 2nd Feb., Mrs. John Fitzgerald, aged 79, a native of County Wicklow, Ireland.

Douglas—Died, at Carleton Place on the (date illegible), Ann Douglas, relict of the late Mr. George Douglas, aged 80(?).

Bu- - -     Died, at Carleton Place on the (date illegible), Catharine Eliza Bu - - - - . wife of Aaron(?) Bu - - - aged 34.

Blake—Died, at Almonte on the 10th Feb., Henry Blake, aged 73.

Mea—Died, at Smith’s Falls on Friday, 3rd Feb., Thomas Mea, aged 56(?).

Preston—Died, at his residence at Prestonvale, Drummond, on the 9th Feb., John Preston, in his 78th(?) years.

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A week ago last Thursday Mrs. John Preston of Prestonvale, Drummond, departed this life after a lingering illness at the age of 63 years and was buried on Monday last.  Mrs. Preston’s maiden name was Margaret Campbell.  And last Thursday Mr. Preston followed his wife across the silent stream at the good old age of 78 years.  The deceased was one of the old settlers in this district and it was after he or his family that the locality received its name.  He was well known throughout the county being a well to do farmer and one of the leading men in the township.  He was twice married.  During the past year or so he has suffered considerably with a cancerous trouble and last summer underwent an operation which did not have the desired effect.  The funeral took place yesterday and was largely attended.  One daughter Miss Selina Preston resided with her and has the sympathy of the community in her bereavement.

Watson’s Corners:  Andrew Park, Sr., departed this life Saturday evening last at the age of 87 years. 

James Wright of the Township of Ross, Renfrew County, died on Friday, 3rd inst., from lockjaw.  While in the bush cutting wood he cut a terrible gash in his foot by the axe slipping.  The outcome of this was that lockjaw set in eight days after causing much suffering the pain extending up his back.  Some liquid nourishment could be given him through his half closed teeth but death came in time and the sufferer was conscious to the end and quite able to sign his will.  He was 35 years of age.  He leaves a wife and two children. 

Bain—Died, at Kingston on Saturday morning, 11th inst., Anne Urquhart Bain, relict of the late Dr. Bain, former minister of St. Andrew’s Church, Perth, aged 70.

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On Saturday last a telegram was received by friends in town that Mrs. William Bain, widow of the late Rev. Dr. Bain so long a pastor of St. Andrew’s Church in Perth, had died and her remains were to be interred in Elmwood Cemetery here on Wednesday.  The late Mrs. Bain was born in Scotland in 1822 and was the daughter of Farquhar Urquhart who after coming to Canada was engaged in the milling trade near Ottawa.  Mrs. Bain’s mother’s maiden name was McKay and her friends were connected with the well known flour mill owners of New Edinburgh.  She was married to Rev. Dr. Bain about the time of his induction to the St. Andrew’s Church pastorate in Perth in 1846 or 1847 and came to reside here then.  After Rev. Dr. Bain’s retirement from the active duties of the ministry in 1881 the family left Perth to reside in Kingston.  In that city in October of 1889 Dr. Bain died and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery here.  Of their children there survives these:  Judge John Bain, Winnipeg; Dr. Hugh C. Bain, Prince Albert, N.W.T.; William G. Bain, Winnipeg; A. Urquhart Bain, Toronto; and two daughters Minna and Lilly.  The sons, except for Hugh, who was too far away, attended the funeral on Wednesday.  The late Mrs. Bain had many warm friends in Perth principally among her old congregation very many of whom were present at her funeral.

Gemmell—Died, on Sunday morning, 12th Feb., Joanna Lees Gemmell, wife of Robert Gemmell, in her 81st(?) year.

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On Tuesday afternoon the people of the town were called upon to attend the funeral of one of our oldest residents Mrs. Robert Gemmell.  The deceased some time ago was smitten with paralysis which rendered her more or less helpless and a source of constant care and attention by her friends.  At last her growing weakness gave way to the inevitable rest provided for all by the hand of death.  The late Mrs. Gemmell, whose maiden name was Joanna Lees was bon in the town of DalKeith(?) Scotland in 1814 and four years afterwards the family emigrated to America coming over on the same ship that carried to Canada the late Rev. William Bell and family.  Her father, who was a miller by trade, stopped off at Ogdensburgh, New York and remained there two years working at that occupation; but not liking to settle down under an alien flag having strong loyal British sentiments, he left a good situation there and moved into the wilds of Bathurst in the neighborhood of where Fallbrook and Playfair now stand.  In 1835 the deceased was married to Robert Gemmell then a merchant in Perth and here she lived for 57 years afterwards dying on Sunday last at the advanced age of 80 years.  Mrs. Gemmell was a sister of Robert Lees, Q.C., Ottawa; Mr. William Lees, ex. M.P.P., Fallbrook; and Mrs. J.J. Playfair, Playfairville.  Her husband survives her though now at something like 84 years old and the following children are still living:  Mrs. H. Young of Springhill, Kansas; Mrs. (Dr.) Patterson, Winnipeg; Miss Gemmell and Lawrence Gemmell of town.  The remains of Mrs. Gemmell was followed to Elmwood Cemetery by a very large procession of our residents.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.H. Scott, minister of St. Andrew’s Church, Perth.

Templeton—Died, at Napanee, Ont., on Sat., 11th Feb., Janet McIlquham Templeton, relict of William Templeton, aged 72.

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On Saturday last Mrs. William Templeton mother of William Templeton, proprietor of the Beaver newspaper in Napanee, passed away after an illness of some months duration at the age of 72 years.  The deceased was a sister of Messrs Walter and James McIlquham and of Mrs. Blair, Drummond and lived 50 years or more in Napanee.  She survived her husband fully 40 years.  She was an aunt of George Templeton of this town.

Perth Courier, Feb. 24, 1893

Doyle—Died on the 16th Feb., the infant son of James Doyle, two days.

Harper—Died, on the 16th Feb., the infant son of Mr. C. G. Harper.

Paul—Died, at Clayton on the 13th Feb., from pleurisy(?), Annie D. Paul, daughter of Mr. Robert Paul, aged 23.

Leech—Died, at Carleton Place on the 10th Feb., Fannie M. Hawkins Leech, beloved wife of Mr. E. A. Leech, aged 24 years, 8 months.

Abercrombie—Died, at Denver on the 10th Jan., Maggie McArthur Abercrombie, beloved wife of James Abercrombie of Ardoch, Dakota, aged 34.

Burritt—Died, at Peterborough, Ontario on the 16th Feb., Maria(?) Burritt, wife of the late Dr. W. H. Burritt, formerly of Smith’s Falls, aged 75(?) 79(?).

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Mrs. W. H. Burritt of Peterboro died in that town last week aged over 75 years.  She was the widow of Dr. Burritt.  The family lived in Smith’s Falls many years but removed to Peterboro ten years ago or more.

The Smith’s Falls News has announced the death of Mrs. Edward Gilroy of that town at the age of 74 years.  She was born in County Wexford, Ireland and came to Canada in 1837.  She belonged to the English Church.

Perth Courier, March 3, 1893

Tatlock—Died at Carleton Place on Sunday, 26th Feb., Eliza Frizzelle Tatlock, relict of the late Mr. Samuel Tetlock, aged 84.

Avery—Died, at Clyde Forks, on the 8th Feb., Allie Avery, only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Avery, aged 10 months.

Brooke:  Death has been in our midst and carried off Sarah Truelove, beloved wife of John McLaren, a fine young woman in the 34th year of her age.  Her husband and two small children survive.

Died, at Chesley at the residence of her son-in-law Adam Miller, on the 21st Feb., Jane Halliday, relict of the late Thomas Dobbie at the advanced age of 87 years and 7 months.  The deceased was born in Dunfrieshire, Scotland and came to Canada in 1815 along with her father’s family which remained the first winter in Brockville.  In the spring of 1816 they left Brockville for their destination and had to travel to Portland by wagon and thence to Perth by boat down the Rideau Lake and up the Tay River.  She saw Perth grow from the single government store to a thriving town and bore her share of the hardships incident to the first settlers.  She was a Presbyterian and died in the firm belief of salvation through the merits of her Savior.

Darou—Died, on Monday, 27th Feb., Samuel Darou, 11th Line Bathurst, aged 34.

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On Wednesday afternoon all that was mortal of the late Samuel Darou, 11th Line Bathurst, was laid in Elmwood Cemetery beside the body of his younger brother, who preceded him to the grave only a few short months ago.  The deceased had become ill almost three years ago the result of exposure to a chill while working in the shanty.  His illness turned to consumption and though faithfully attended by Dr. Hanna of Perth he gradually grew worse until death called him on Monday last.  The deceased was the eldest son of Samuel Darou, 11th Line Bathurst and was married 14 months ago to Minnie Deachman, daughter of Thomas Deachman, blacksmith, Clyde Forks.  Mr. Darou died as a Christian should die—calm and assured of a glorious hereafter.

Perth Courier, March 10, 1893

Port Elmsley—We are sorry to record the death of Alexander Hunter, Sr., brother of Mr. William Hunter, merchant of this place.  The deceased had been a resident here for the past year or so and boarded with his nephew until the first of this winter when he removed to Smith’s Falls where he died on Monday of this week.

Brownlee—Died, at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jas. Brownlee, Elphin, Sunday, 5th March, Mary Stoaks(?), relict of the late John Brownlee, aged 80.

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Elphin—Another landmark has gone in the person of Mrs. Jno. Brownlee, who passed quietly away last Sunday morning.  She had been confined to bed for about six months with paralysis.  The deceased emigrated with her parents from Scotland in 1821 and has been a resident of N. Sherbrooke ever since.  She was interred in Crawford’s burying ground on Tuesday.

Passed away at the residence of her son, Jas. D. Lee, on the 3rd Feb., Isabella Smith Lee, relict of the late William Lee, whom she survived 16 years.  Mrs. Lee was born in Colchester, Roxburghshire, Scotland in 1801 and was married in 1830 and emigrated to Canada with her husband and four children in 1851 and settled on the 1st Concession of Bathurst and remained there one year and removed from there to the 8th Concession Lot 25 where she remained until her death.  Mrs. Lee suffered both family and bodily afflictions.  She was the mother of ten children and was spared to see 8 of them laid in the grave, 6 in childhood and 2 in the prime of life.  Jane (Mrs. McCue) was instantly killed by lightning in 18??and Isabella succumbed to typhoid fever in 1883.  William and Jane still live to mourn her loss.  Mrs. Lee was afflicted with rheumatism being unable to walk for 16 years but she bore her trouble patiently.  In religion she was a member of the Presbyterian Church, joined the established Church of Scotland but left at the time of the disruption in 1843 and joined the Free Church.

Dalhousie—William Ferguson of the neighborhood of McLaren’s Depot, Dalhousie, passed away at the great age of 92 years having been born in Scotland in 1800.  He was an old school teacher and in times gone by 25 years wrote for the Courier frequently under the signature of “ignoramus”.  He was a Presbyterian and a Liberal.

Dalhousie:  Mrs. James Duncan, Highland Line, Dalhousie, was taken away on Thursday, 2nd March, at the ripe old age of 80 years.  She was born in Pollackshire, Scotland and came with her husband who survives her, to Dalhousie, in 1842.  Her maiden name was Joanna Guthrie.  She was a Presbyterian.

Dalhousie—William McQuatt, Sr., one of the best known residents of Dalhousie and an old friend of ours, died on Wednesday at noon at the age of 93 years.  He was born in the city of Greenock, Scotland on the 12th July, 1799 and came from Glasgow to the Highland Line in Dalhousie in 1842.  His death came from his advanced age hastened by an epileptic fit more than a week ago from which he never rallied.  He was a well read, intelligent man and a member of the Presbyterian Church at McDonald’s corners.  He was a Reformer in politics.  His wife died 13 years ago but most of the children survive.  They are William and David both farmers in the township; John a farmer and stock breeder at Stony Mountain, Manitoba; Duncan, farming in Manitoba; Mrs. Robert Bain of the Highland Lind (at whose house he died); Mrs. Pepper, Manitoba; and Mrs. James Lamond, Smith’s Falls.  His funeral takes place today.

Perth Courier, March 17, 1893

McQuarry—Died, at Montreal General Hospital on the 25th(?) Feb., Dugald McQuarry, aged 51.

Boothroyd—Died, at Innisville on the 5th March, Nina Victoria Gordon Boothroyd, wife of Mr. Edward Boothroyd, aged 24 years, 5 months.

Wilson—Died, near Merrickville on the 6th March, of pneumonia, George Wilson, brother of the late James Wilson, Carleton Place, aged 73(?) 79 (?).

Wardrope—Died at his residence at 8 Queen’s Park, Toronto, on Wednesday, 8th March, John Wardrope, aged 77.

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John Wardrope of Toronto, owner of the Scotch Line macadamized road, died at his residence in Toronto on Tuesday of last week.  He was an old resident of Brockville and a frequent visitor to Perth.

Mrs. John Rathwell, wife of the ex-Reeve of Lanark Township, died from pleurisy at her home on Wednesday of this week at he age of 56 years.  She had lately lost her mother and daughter by death.

We copy the following from the San Antonio, Texas paper of 9th March:  John Blackwell McLaren was born on the 31st Oct., 1851 in Perth, Canada; married Margaret Jeanette Gray in Canada on 6th March, 1878 and removed the same year to Crookston, Minnesota where he has since lived.  On the 25th December, 1892 he removed to San Antonio, an invalid and after a long illness surrounded by relatives and friends, died of consumption on the 7th March, 1893 at 820 Avenue C.  A wife and five small children mourn the loss of a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father.  He was a highly respected citizen and an honored member of the Crookston Loge #141 A.F. & A.M., Crookston, Minnesota and Pearson Chapter #41 A.M., St. Paul.  His remains will be taken to Niagara, North Dakota for interment.”

Perth Courier, March 24, 1893

Angus—Died, at his residence in Dalhousie on Sunday morning, 12th March, of apoplexy, Robert Angus, aged 79.  The deceased was born in Scotland in 1814 and emigrated to Kingston in 1818 then settled in Dalhousie and lived there until the time of his death.  He was a Presbyterian and a staunch Reformer.

Clark—Died on Wednesday, 15th March at the residence of his son-in-law James Moodie, Winchester, Ontario, Rev. William Brown Clark, in his 80th year.  He was late pastor of Chalmer’s Church, Quebec and a native of Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Holliday—Died, at Carleton Place on the 14th inst., George Holliday aged 52.

Rothwell—Died, at Lanark Township on the 14th inst., Mrs. John Rothwell, aged 56.

Poole—Died, at North Elmsley on Sunday evening, 19th March, Wilbur Abram Poole, youngest son of Mr. Alfred Poole of North Elmsley, aged 6 months and 1 day.

Cooney—Died, at Perth on Friday, 17th March, Albert H. Cooney, aged 37.

McLaren—Died, at San Antonio, Texas on the 1st March, John B. McLaren, Crookstone, Minnesota, formerly of Bathurst, aged 42.  He leaves a wife and 5 small children.

Robertson—Died, in Ramsay on the 11th inst., Jennet Dow Robertson, relict of John Robertson, aged 84.

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This week we are called upon to chronicle the death of Jennet Dow Robertson, widow of the late John Robertson of Lanark Township.  He death took place a few minutes before noon on Saturday, 11th inst., says the Almonte Gazette.  She was in good health until within a few days of her death when she complained of not feeling well and from which time she gradually sank until she quietly and peacefully passed away. She was born in Alios(?) Scotland on the 21st (?) Feb., 1809 and hence at the time of her death she had attained the age of 84 years.  Her parents, Jas. Dow and Anne Kirk, emigrated with their family to Canada in 1821 on board the ship David and in the same year settled in the township of Ramsay.  On the 10th (?) July, 1832, John Robertson and Jennet Dow were united in marriage and a year of two later settled on the farm where they resided until their decease.  The married life continued until the autumn of 1888 when the husband, after a brief illness, was called away and she who had so long been a helpmate for him was left to complete the journey alone.  Of 11 children the following still survive:  Andrew and Dick of Renfrew County; Mrs. S. Minions of Eastman’s Springs; Mrs. S. McFetters of Minneapolis; Mrs. John McFarlane of Almonte; Miss Agnes Robertson at home; John Robertson of Cartwright, Manitoba; James Y. Robertson, on the homestead; and William Robertson, Bathgate, Dakota; and Rev. A. G. Robertson of Montreal.

Perth Courier, March 31, 1893

Pierce—Died, at Smith’s Falls on Friday, 24th March, Francis Pierce, aged 74.

Holliday—Died, at South Elmsley on Friday, 17th March, Mary Holliday, relict of the late John Holliday, aged 78.

Perth Courier, April 7, 1893

Mackenzie—Died, on Thursday, 30th march, at 82 St. Alban’s Street, Toronto, Jane Mackenzie, relict of the late Hon. Alexander Mackenzie, aged 68(?)69(?) 89(?).

The Gazette says that Hugh Lockhart, once a well known Almonte resident, died from the effects of a paralytic stroke on the 15th March at Yorktown, N.W.T.  He was born in Paisley, Scotland 37 years ago, coming to Canada when he was 11 years old.  He removed to Manitoba 14 years ago.  His wife was Marion Fumerton.

The following clipping is taken from the Wabash, Minnesota Herald of the 9th March:  “Died, at the residence of her son John Weageant, six miles south of Plainview, Mrs. Christian Weageant, 86 years.  Mrs. Weageant’s maiden name was McKenie(?).  She was born near Edinburgh Scotland and was only a girl when she left her old home for Canada.  They came west 35 years ago and settled at Six Oaks where they lived continually until the angel of death cut the thread that bound them to earth.  Mrs. Weageant had lived long past the allotted three score and ten.  Her life was a useful one and not uneventful.  She came here in the early pioneer days of the state and encountered all the trials and hardships incidental thereto.  She was one of God’s noble women who was ever mindful of her duty as wife, mother and friend.  Her kind and noble heart ever went out in sympathy to the homes of the afflicted.  All her faculties were well preserved notwithstanding her age.  She could relate events of 35 years ago as clearly as though they had happened a week ago.  It was always a pleasure to converse with her on the early history of the state and country and of the homes and home life of the early settlers.  She died as she had lived—a true Christian woman fortified by every solace religion had to offer.  Her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Little Valley Cemetery on Wednesday.  Her children John Weagenat of Montevideo(?), Mrs. Cameron and Mrs. Peter W. Monroe of this city survive her.”  Mrs. Weageant was well known in Bathurst having lived here many years on the farm now occupied by David Miller.  She was an aunt to George DeWitt and George Smith of Bathurst.

The Gazette says:  Robert Duncan of Ramsay died on Tuesday of last week in his 86th year.  He was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1808 and came to Canada in 1822 settling at Ramsay.  He leaves a widow and several children.  He was a Presbyterian and in politics a Reformer.

The Record notes the death of Mrs. Robinson Harper of North Elmsley at the age of 86 years.  Her husband died only a year ago.

Perth Courier, April 14, 1893

Turner—Died, at Jasper on the 4th inst., Mr. Thomas Turner, Sr., aged 50.

Yuill—Died, at Ramsay on the 9th inst., John Tay or Yuill, son of Mr. Robert Yuill, aged 26(?).

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The Carleton Place Herald says:  John Yuill, son of Robert Yuill, 6th Concession Ramsay, while taking a team of horses to water them at the pump, stumbled over a lump of clay and fell heavily on his knees.  The sudden shock caused a fracture of the spine and the unfortunate young man lived only a few minutes.  He was 26(?) years of age and of fine physique.  He was married last June to Hattie Bowes of Renfrew.”

Cardiff—Died, at Brussels, Ontario on Sunday, 2nd April, Margaret Duffield Cardiff, widow of the late Mr. Mark Cardiff, Lombardy, aged 78.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

There died at Brussels, County Huron, on the 2nd April one of the oldest residents of that town and a former resident of this district, Margaret Duffield, relict of the late Mark Cardiff at the advanced age of 78 years.  The deceased with her husband left Lombardy a number of years ago for the County Huron where the remainder of their lives were spent.  A brother, John Duffield, Sr., still lives at Lombardy and two sisters Mrs. Thomas Poole and Mrs. Sutton Frizelle are living in Drummond.  The deceased was an aunt to Mrs. Robert Elliott of this town.  Her life was a long and useful one ever ready and willing to give a helping hand to those around her in need of it and her quiet disposition endeared her to all.  Her remains were entered in the English Church Cemetery at Brussels.

James K. Erskine, a former resident of Perth, died at St. Paul, Minnesota on the 7th March, aged 66 years and was buried at Utica, Minnesota.  Mr. Erskine was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1827.  His youth was spent in Edinburgh.  He came to Perth in 1849 and shortly after engaged in the mercantile business in the firm of Grant and Erskine.  He afterwards kept a store in Dalhousie.  He was married to Miss Ferguson there and afterwards removed to Winona, Minnesota where he was a successful merchant for several years.  Closing out his business there he removed to St. Paul where he resided until his death.  Mr. Erskine was active in religious work and was an honored and beloved deacon of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, West 7th Street, St. Paul.  About a year ago the family suffered a severe loss in the death of their beloved daughter Margaret.  From the best information at hand we believe Mrs. Erskine’s three sons and one daughter survive.

We have received a copy of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Telegram of the 9th April, telling of the death of Mrs. Frank G. Patterson, formerly Miss Lizzie Duff, stepdaughter of Mr. J. J. McLa- - - n, editor of that paper.  “The deceased was a woman of fine character and endearing disposition and the bereavement is a sore one to her parents and especially to her husband, a prominent and successful lawyer of Altoona, Pennsylvania.  The cause of her death was consumption and her age when taken away was only 25 years.  Her step father Mr. McLaurie(?) McLaurin(?) was a former local editor of the Courier.”

Mrs. Alexander Clark of Smith’s Falls, mother of Mr. J. M. Clark, merchant of that town, died on Friday last at the age of 71 years.  The deceased was before marriage Miss Maitland of Montague and sister of Mr. J. H. Wylie, merchant of Almonte.  (transcriber’s note, not sure how Maitland and Wylie could be brother and sister.)

Scotch Line Drummond:  We regret to record this week the death of one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents.  On Sunday morning after a brief illness Henry Cullen passed peacefully away at the advanced age of 84 years.  Careful, industrious and enterprising while still a young man, he had amassed a large fortune.  Of late years he retired from active work though he still made the farm he had cleared his home.  His wife, three daughters and two sons preceded him to the grave.  One daughter, Mrs. Sturgeon and three sons, John, William and Arthur, still live to mourn their mother’s loss.

Perth Courier, April 21, 1893

Tullis—Died, on the 14th inst., Christina Headrick Tullis, wife of Mr. William Tullis of Drummond, aged 23 years, 10 months.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Lanark Links:  We are sorry to record the death of Mrs. William Tullis who died at her home on the 10th Concession Drummond on Friday last.  The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon.  A large number of mourning friends accompanied the bereaved husband to the grave in the village cemetery.

Lanark Links:  We have still another death to record that of Mrs. Francis Malotte who died at her home in this village on Tuesday of last week.  The deceased was in her 77th year.  The funeral took place on Thursday to the R.C. burying ground at Ferguson’s Falls.

Tassie—Died, at Kilmarnock on Saturday, 8th April, Elizabeth Mailland Tassie in her 63rd year.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

The Smith’s Falls News notes the death of Miss Elizabeth Tassie at the residence of her cousin James Moir, Kilmarnock, on Saturday, 8th April at the age of 63 years.  She was at one time a resident of Smith’s Falls.

Flemming—Died, at Montague on Saturday, 8th inst., James Flemming, aged 79.

Lewis—Died, at Montague on Saturday, 8th April, Mrs. George Lewis, aged 30(?).

Clark—Died, at Smith’s Falls on Friday, 7th April, Mary B. Clark, relict of the late Alexander Clark, aged 73.

Woods—Died, at Brooklyn New York, on Thursday, 15th April, Miss Fannie Woods, sister of Mrs. G. Fenlay, Perth, aged 24.

Wilkie—Died, at Boston, Massachusetts on the 3rd Jan., Norman McLeod Wilkie, Carleton Place, aged 20(?) 29(?) years and three months. (see also Comings and Goings)

Joseph Kennedy, Sr., of Alice Township, died there on the 27th March, aged 74 years.  He was born in County Down, Ireland and was brought by his parents to the township of Dalhousie in 1840.  In 1859 the family removed to Renfrew.

Robinson—Died, at her home in Bathurst, on Saturday, 15th inst., Emma Rudsdale(?) Robinson, relict of the late Wallace Robinson, in the 70th year of her age.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Saturday last another of the old residents of Bathurst passed away in the person of Mrs. Wallace Robinson at the age of 69 years.  The deceased’s maiden name was Emma Rudsdale and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rudsdale, both natives of Yorkshire, England and who were among the first settlers on the 3rd Line Bathurst, coming out about the year 1820.  The deceased married John Robertson of Drummond a few years afterwards the two with their two sons Hugh and William J. Robertson went to live in Westmeath, Renfrew County but after a time Mr. Robertson’s health failed and the family removed to Drummond where Mr. Robertson afterwards died.  Mrs. Robertson some time after married Wallace Robinson of Bathurst who died only a year or so ago leaving a son John Robinson by this marriage.  A brother of Mrs. Robinson, William Rudsdale, yet lives on the homestead farm.  Hugh Robertson, bookkeeper for Messrs. A. Meighen & Bros. and W. J. Robertson, mathematics instructor at St. Catharine’s Collegiate Institute and author of two or three school histories are sons of the deceased.  The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and was buried on Monday in Elmwood Cemetery, Perth.

Perth Courier, May 5, 1893

Bennett—Died, at Gananoque, on Sunday, 30th April, I. W. Bennett, aged 62.

Brennan—Died, at Perth on Sunday, 30th April, Mrs. John Brennan, aged 71.

Stiller—Died, at Bathurst on Monday, 1st May, Alexander Stiller, aged 46.

Rice—Died, at Fargo, Dakota on Saturday, 29th April, Grace Murray Rice, wife of Mr. Charles Rice, aged 71(?) 74(?).

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Monday last, Charles Rice received a telegram informing him of the death of his wife at the house of their daughter Mrs. Joseph Lamont this being preceded by a telegram announcing her serious illness from gastric fever.  On Wednesday afternoon the remains arrived in Perth in charge of their daughter Mrs. Lamont and grandson and on Thursday afternoon the funeral took place to Elmwood Cemetery which was attended by a large number of friends and citizens of the town although the weather was disagreeable through rain.  Mrs. Rice, whose maiden name was Grace Murray, was the daughter of the late Mr. James Murray and was born in Paisley, Scotland in the year 1819 coming to Perth with her parents in 1820, the family settling at Lanark Township.  In 1848 she married Charles Rice then of the Bathurst Courier and now Clerk of the County Court who with two children survive along with a brother and two sisters.  The deceased was the aunt of the present proprietor of the Courier.

Steele—Died, at Forest, Ontario, Jesse Johnston Steele, relict of the late Mr. John Steele, aged 77(?).

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Word was received in town on Monday of the death at her daughter’s residence at Forest, Ontario after a short illness of Mrs. John Steele one of the oldest settlers of Perth at the age of 77 years.  The deceased, whose maiden name was Jessie Johnston, was born at Annan, Scotland.  Over 50 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Steele crossed the ocean on their wedding trip destined for the settlement of Perth their first residence in town being the house now occupied by Sheriff Thompson.  Here the remainder of their days were spent except the last few years which the deceased spent with her children at Pembroke and Forest.  Her surviving children are George Steele of Smith’s Falls; W. J. Steele of the Scotch Line; A.F. and Frank Steele and Mrs. John Fisher of Forest, Ontario.  Her remains were brought to Perth and laid beside her husband at Elmwood Cemetery.

Lanark Links:  We are sorry to announce the death of James Borrowman who died at his home on the 10th Concession Drummond on Sunday morning last.  Mr. Borrowman had been paralyzed for a number of years.  His body was conveyed to Middleville Cemetery on Tuesday.  Large numbers attended.

Perth Courier, May 12, 1893

McGregor—Drowned, at Almonte on Saturday, 6th May, John Howard McGregor only son of Mr. P.C. McGregor, M.A., Principal of the Almonte High School, 8 years, 7 months and 21 days.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

It will be painful to many friends to hear of Mr. P.C. McGregor, principal of the Almonte High School that his little son Howard McGregor, 8 years old, drowned in the Mississippi River in that town on Saturday last.  The boy was walking up on the boom above the dam near the Rosamund Woolen Factory when he fell and was carried to his death by the strong current.  The body was not found until late on Sunday evening and the funeral took place on Tuesday.

Roth—Died, at Smith’s Falls on the 27th April, James H. Roth, aged 36.  (note, could have been Rath).

Nagle—Died, at Bathurst on Sunday, 7th May, Annie Nagle, daughter of Mr. Richard Nagle, aged 23(?) 25(?).

Fagan—Died, at Burgess, on Monday, 8th inst., Hugh Fagan, aged 70.

Armstrong—Died, at Drummond on Monday evening 8th May, Lauren Armstrong, daughter of Mrs. Adam Armstrong, aged 16 years and 8 months.

Perth Courier, May 19, 1893

Snedden—Died, at Pakenham on the 6th May, Agnes Martina Snedden, only surviving daughter of Mr. William Snedden, aged 33.

Smyth—Died, at Drummond on Thursday, 11th May, Mr. John Smyth, aged 78.

Balderson—Died, at Drummond on Saturday, 13th May, Nathaniel Balderson.  (no age given)

Fraser—Died, at Kingston on Saturday, 13th May, Miss Christina Fraser, daughter of the late John Fraser of Perth.

Perth Courier, May 26, 1893

Murray—Died, at Smith’s Falls on Tuesday, 16th (?) May, Mary Jane Conlin Murray, wife of John Murray, aged 31 years and six months.

Brightside:  We regret to have to note the death of the child of the late Stewart Craig aged about (illegible) years old who died Friday morning, 13th May.

Ritchie—Drowned on Saturday, 13th May, W.D. Ritchie, Rockcliffe, Ontario, aged 43 years and five months.

Weston—Died, at Telsonburg on Monday, 8th May, Maggie Thompson Weston, beloved wife of Mr. Jas. T. Weston and sister to Mary Thompson of Pembroke, aged 30 years and one month.

McGaughy—Died, at Ramsay on the 18th May (1893), Bella Drynan McGaughy, beloved wife of Mr. W. McGaughy of Pembroke, aged 32 years.  (see also notice below.)

Malloch—died, at Paisley on the 20th inst., George W. Malloch, barrister, eldest son of the late Judge Malloch, in the (illegible) year of his age.

Bannerman—Died, at Irish Creek  on the 18th inst., Grace Bannerman, daughter of Mr. Robert Bannerman of the C.P.R., aged 18.

McGaughy—Died, at the residence of her father George Drynan, Ramsay on the 18th inst. Bella Drynan, wife of William McGaughy, Pembroke, aged 32.  (see also notice above.)

Ferguson—Died, at North Sherbrooke on the 14th (?) May, after a long illness, beloved wife of Mr. Duncan Ferguson, aged (illegible) years and six months. Deborah Ferguson,

Elsewhere in the same paper:

Elphin—It is with deep regret we record the death of Mrs. Duncan Ferguson which occurred on Saturday evening last.  Mr. Ferguson’s house was burned about seven years ago and at the time of the fire his wife contracted a severe cold from which she never fully recovered and it later developed into consumption.  All her sufferings were endured with the most Christian patience and fortitude.  Her remains were interred in Crawford’s burying ground the following Tuesday.  Mr. Ferguson has the sympathy of all as his wife was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her.

The Gazette records the death of Miss Martina Snedden only surviving daughter of Mr. William Snedden of Pakenham on the 6th May.  The deceased was a young lady of gentle demeanor and winning manners who endeared herself to all.

The Gazette records the death of Mrs. David Snedden, 6th line Ramsay at the age of 56 years.  She was born in Glasgow, Scotland where she spent her early years but being all her married life with her husband on their farm near Rosebank.  Her son David died from a fall from a horse a year ago or more.  The Sons of Scotland attended the funeral in a body.

Wemyss—Death has laid low one of our old neighbors in the person of Ewen McCameron in the 75th year of his age.  He was of Highland Scotch descent.  His father and mother came from Aberdeen and the deceased was born on their farm near Bathurst Station.  He was a gentle, good neighbor.  He and George O’Brien got the first threshing machine in Bathurst in the shape of an old Hull machine about fifty years ago and the deceased got a separator and power about 45 years ago.  He threshed in Drummond, Bathrust, Sherbrooke and Burgess.  About 2 years ago the grippe attacked him and on the  10th (?) inst. death claimed its victim.  His funeral on the 12th by its size showed the respect felt for him as about 70 buggies followed the hearse to the old burying ground in Perth where he was laid beside his mother in the Presbyterian enclosure.  Rev. Mr. Hague officiated.  He leaves a wife and five boys and three girls to lament the loss of a kind husband and father.

Pierce—Died, suddenly at Newboro, Ontario on the 10th(?) May, at 8:00 p.m., Barry Pierce of New Town in the County of Wexford, Ireland, aged 76 years, 9 months and 29 days.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

A dispatch from Newboro dated 11th May says:  “An old gentleman named Barry Pierce aged 74 years residing about a mile east of this village died very suddenly about 7:00 last evening.  He was standing at the gate to the entrance of his premises when he was seen to suddenly fall forward.  The witnesses of the scene rushed to his assistance and were shocked to find that life was extinct.  The deceased was an uncle of Fred Pierce of Athens and was a highly respected citizen.”  The deceased was a relative of Messrs. William and George Butler of this town and Rev. Barry Pierce of Maberly.

Fraser—Died, at Ardoch, Dakota on the 17th May, Archibald Fraser, eldest son of Mr. Archibald Fraser, Perth, aged 24 years and 10 months.

The Brockville Recorder publishes the death of Mrs. William Leavitt of Brockville, in the 76th year of her age.  The deceased was a daughter of Arvin Stoddard, one of the pioneers of Bastard Township and was the mother of Dr. A.S. Leavitt of Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Westport; Mr. W. H. Leavitt, traveler for Ames, Holden and Co., Montreal; and Mr. Thad W. H. Leavitt, formerly of the Brockville Recorder and now engaged in mining in Burgess Township.

The funeral of the late John McRae of Renfrew took place on the 18th May to the Presbyterian cemetery in that village.  He was a native of Dingwall, Rosshire, Scotland and was born in 1804 coming to Canada in 1832.  He built the McRae Mills, once a household word in Renfrew and vicinity.

Perth Courier, June 9, 1893

Donelson—Died, at Oswego, N.Y. on the 19th May, Mrs. Jane Harper, formerly of Perth.

A well known farmer in the person of William Scott, passed away on Saturday, 27th May at his home on the 2nd Line Ramsay at the good old age of 78(?) years.  The deceased was born in County Armagh, Ireland in the year 1814.  In 1833 he married Jane Nesbit and of this union there were six children.  In 1846, 47 years ago, he came to Canada and settled in Ramsay and the same year his wife and child (children??) died.  In 1849 he married Eliza Hempton and of this union there were five children.  In 1866 his second wife died and two years afterwards he married Mary Jane Kemp and of this union there were six children, numbering 17 in all, 14 of whom are now living, viz. (transcriber’s note, these numbers, 17 and 14 seem clear but do not make sense, possible other children by his first wife):  Robert, James, Thomas and Mrs. Robert Hempton in Manitoba; Mrs. J.D. Robertson; Mrs. William Robertson; Mrs. William Baldwin and William Henry in Ramsay; Mrs. Edward Letang, Jennie and Johnnie in Almonte; Lucinda, Minnie and Eddie at home.  He had 53 grandchildren and 24 great great grandchildren to mourn his loss.  In religion he was a Presbyterian and in politics a Conservative.  Almonte Times

Preston Vale—We regret to announce the death of Miss Annie McNiece who has been a life long resident of this neighborhood.  She had been in poor health for a number of years and went to Ottawa some two months ago for medical treatment.  She passed away on the 1st day of June at the residence of her sister Mrs. Cox of Ottawa.  She gave consent before dying to be buried there.  Her brother with whom she lived has the sympathy of the whole neighborhood.

After a painful illness of some weeks John Manion died at his old homestead residence on the 3rd Line Bathurst in the 89th year of his age.  He was the son of an old soldier who fought under Wellington in the Peninsular War and with his regiment took part in the Battle of Crysler’s Farm where British valor and discipline proved too much for the greatly numerical superiority of the U.S. forces in that conflict.  The late Mr. Manion, when a child of 7 years, witnessed this battle and could tell to the last of his days how he saw the U.S. forces melt away under the terrible fire of the British regulars until horse, foot and artillery were driven from the field.  In 1837 Mr. Manion enlisted as a volunteer in the Hon. Henry Graham’s company, Perth, and was one who took part in the Battle of the Windmill at Prescott where he was slightly wounded.  He remained connected with the volunteer forces in Canada and died a captain in the reserve militia.  He learned the trade of a battery soldier in his younger days and always took charge of the two small brass cannon on the Perth court house yard when firing salutes on the Queen’s birthday, Dominion Day or other occasions of this kind.  He became a justice of the peace years ago and was an excellent forest ranger and knew every foot of ground in the townships about here and in the neighboring ones of Leeds, Frontenac and Addington.  He was also an active worker for the County Agricultural Society and latterly became inspector of peddler’s licenses in the county.  He was pre-eminently a hardy, vigorous man and in the pride of his strength no doubt exposed himself too often to wet, cold and other privations in his travels around the back country which in the end sapped his vital energies prematurely.  He was born in Bolinsloe(?) Ireland and leaves one brother yet living in Sherbrooke.  He was an unbending Conservative though all the others of his brothers were staunch Liberals.  His funeral took place on Sunday afternoon from his late home near Glen Tay to the Roman Catholic cemetery in Perth and such a funeral never left Bathurst before.  The cortege numbered about 170 vehicles headed by the two brass bands and two fire companies in parade dress, from Perth and the Perth Volunteer Company and was increased on arrival in town by a large number of its citizens.  The funeral service was conducted in St. John’s Church by Rev. Father Duffus and ended at the grave by the usual religious observances and when the end finally closed up the grave of the old man the volunteer company fired three volleys over the remains and the two brass cannon he had so long “captained”.

The following is taken from the Oswego, New York Palladium of the 18th may and tells of the death of a former resident of Perth for many years:  Mrs. Jane Harper Donelson died at the residence of her son-in-law M. R. Brown yesterday at an advanced age.  Her early life was passed in Montreal where she was married to John Donelson her maiden name being Jane Harper.  After their marriage they removed to Perth where Mr. Donelson died.  She reared her young family of three children left at his death, and removed to this city in 1872.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of which she was a devout worshipper and constant attendant.

Perth Courier, June 16, 1893

Brightside—The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Acland died on Monday, 5th June and was buried in the Hopetown Cemetery on Wednesday, 7th inst.  Quite a large crowd of friends followed the little fellow to his last resting place.

James—Died, at Drummond on Saturday, 10th June, John James, aged 69(?).

Malloch—Died, at Hamilton on Sunday, 11th June, Margaret Gillies Wylie Malloch, widow of the late Judge Malloch, Perth, aged 70.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

On Sunday last, 11th inst., there passed away at Hamilton, Ontario Margaret Gillies Wylie Malloch, widow of the late Judge Malloch of this town, at the age of 70 years.  The deceased was a sister of James H. Wylie, Almonte, and was for some years a resident of Perth and was highly respected and esteemed here.  The remains were brought to Perth on Wednesday and taken to the residence of her stepson E.G. Malloch, County Attorney from where the funeral took place the same day to Elmwood Cemetery.  The remains were deposited in the family vault there.

Watson’s Corners—It becomes our painful duty this week to record the death of John Beggs after many months of suffering which he bore with the patience and fortitude of a Christian.  He breathed his last on Saturday, 11th inst.  The funeral on Monday was a large one, showing the esteem in which Mr. Beggs was held by his many acquaintances.  He leaves a widow and six small children, a widowed mother, two sisters and three brothers to mourn his loss but their loss is his infinite gain.  This is another warning to each of us to be ready when the summons comes to us as come it will to each of us.  Mr. McIlroy preached the funeral sermon from Isa. 32 and 2.

Perth Courier, June 23, 1893

Wright—Died, at 236 Garry Street, Winnipeg, on the 19th June, Mary Wright, beloved wife of Mr. J. E. Wright, auctioneer, aged 63.

Ballantyne—Died, at Brooklyn, Iowa, on Sunday, 4th (?) June, Helen Ballantyne, wife of the late Mr. James Ballantyne, Sr., in the 86th year of her age, a long time resident of Smith’s Falls.

Perth Courier, June 30, 1893

Thrall—Died, at Montreal on the 19th June, Ethel Louise Thrall, youngest daughter of Mr. J. H. Thrall of Almonte aged 17.

Kippen—Died, at Perth on Saturday, Ralph Kippen, youngest son of Mr. Duncan Kippen, aged 27 years and 9(?) months.

Elsewhere in the paper:

On Saturday night last Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Kippen were bereaved by the death of their youngest and only remaining son Ralph.  The funeral took place on Monday to Elmwood Cemetery and was a large one.

Butler—Died, at Perth on Tuesday, 27th June, Jane Radford Butler, wife of Mr. William Butler, Esq., aged 62 years and 3 months.

Elsewhere in the same paper:

General regret is felt at the death of Mrs. William Butler wife of our ex-Mayor who died on Tuesday while under the influence of chloroform for an operation.  She was a lady of many estimable qualities and much esteemed.  The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon.


Posted: 15 July, 2004