The New Dominion

April 9, 1874 - January 5, 1882

return

THE NEW DOMINION newspaper was published from the Village of Durham (now Village of Ormstown) during the period 1873 to 1885 according to some sources. The same source indicates that it was taken over by new management in 1885 and renamed the ORMSTOWN COURIER. The available microfilm in the archives suggests that the publication schedule was erratic especially before 1880 or that many issues are missing from the film.

The following personal announcements were extracted by Gina Smith from the available microfilm at the National Archives of Canada covering the time period of April 9, 1874 to January 5, 1882. Rumour has it that Robert Sellar, publisher of the Huntingdon Gleaner, considered the Ormstown papers to be competition for his paper and refused to accept and publish in the Gleaner any announcement that he thought would also appear in the Ormstown paper. Therefore these extracts may reveal information of genealogical interest that does not appear in the Gleaner extracts on the Huntingdon GenWeb site.



April 9, 1874
Died - At South Georgetown, April 4th, Robert, son of William Logan, aged 4 years and 9 months.

May 14, 1874
Died - The body of Mr. Samuel Cottingham, who was drowned in the Chateauguay on the 23rd of April, was
  discovered on the morning of Tuesday the 12th inst. about one mile beyond Allans's Corners.

Birth - In Durham Village, Ormstown, on Monday the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. John McWhinnie of a 
  daughter.

May 28, 1874

June 10, 1875
Married - At Ormstown, on the 4th inst., at the residence of R. N. Walsh, Esq., by the Rev. D. W. Morison,
  assisted by the Rev. J. ?. Paul, Simon Fax, Esq., to Miss Jessie Walker, both of Ormstown.

Married - In New York, on the 2nd inst., at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev. George B.
  Draper, D.D., Archibald McEachern A?? merchant of Montreal, to E? Paulius?, youngest daughter of the
  late David A. Fowler, Councillor at law.

Died - At Franklin, on Saturday the 19th inst., Mr Wm. Stevenson, aged 62 years.

December 17, 1874

June 22, 1876

August 14, 1879
Info - The other day we had a call from Mr. Gebbie of Philadelphia who after an absence of 16 years has
  been on a visit to his brother Mr. Thos. Gebbie of Howick. He has been for some time in the
  publishing business and has now one of the largest book stores in that city; and doing an immense
  business.

Info - Yesterday we had a call from Mr Thos S Williams, son of Squire Williams of Ormstown, who is now on
  a visit to his friends. Some 16 years ago, when quite a youth, he went to Lindsay, Ont., and steadily
  worked his way up as a miller, until at length thro energy and steady habits he became a partner in a
  large milling establishment and is now one of the leading and public spirited men of that town.

Info - We had also a visit from our old friend, Mr. Thos Galbraith, formerly Editor and Proprietor of the
  Port Hope  Valuator , but now in connection with the  Scottish American  of New York. Mr. Galbraith
  is now on a visit to his brother at North Georgetown.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, North Georgetown, on the 12th inst., by the Rev. D. W.
  Morison, B.A., Matthew Clingel, Martintown, Ont., to Christian, daughter of William Sangster.

Died - At the English River, near Chrysostome, on Monday the 4th August 1879, James Craig, a native of
  Paisley, Scotland aged about 69 years.

Died - On the 6th August, at Russeltown Flats, P.Q., after a very short illness, Freeman Perham, youngest
  son of Freeman Perham, aged 19 years, greatly beloved by all who knew him.

September 18, 1879
Birth - At Montague, Michigan, the wife of Wm. Stewart, formerly of Durham, of a son.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 10th, by the Rev Dr Muir, Robert Brodie jr of
  Coteau St Pierre, Montreal to Jane, daughter of Archibald Ogilvie, Esq., South Georgetown.

Married - At Kingsey Falls, on the 8th September, by the Rev W. F. Boudgreau, John McWilliams, of
  Huntingdon, Q., to Mary Emma, only daughter of Smith Leith, Esq., merchant of Kingsey Falls.

Married - At St Andrew's church manse, on the 9th September, by the Rev. J. B. Muir, M.A., Wm. B. Cameron, 
 Esq., to Miss Elizabeth M. Gardiner, both of Dewittville, P.Q.

Died - At his late residence, Godmanchester, on the 4th inst., James Warden, sr., aged 70 years and 13
  days. Deceased was a native of Dumbartonshire, near Cumbernauld, Scotland.

Died - In Hamilton, Bermuda, on the 18th ult., James Richardson, a native of Roxburghshire, Scotland, aged
  77 years. Note-Some 45 years ago, Mr. Richardson and a brother of his left Scotland for America.
  The ship on its passage was drifted upon the reefs of Bermuda and became a wreck. The two brothers,
  tailors by trade, became residents of the town of Hamilton, and carried on business together for
  several years, when they dissolved partnership - the one emigrating to the Western States, the other
  remaining in Bermuda, where until the time of his death he has still continued to reside. The
  deceased was a brother to the late John Richardson, who for many years resided in the 4th 
  Concession of North Georgetown; and also brother to Mrs Samuel Moffat who died last March, mother
  of William Moffat of Jamestown, near Durham, and of Samuel Moffat of Beech Ridge.

November 13, 1879

December 4, 1879
Died - James McNair died a few days ago in the vicinity of Huntingdon, P.Q., in his 108 year.

Birth - In Durham, Ormstown, Monday Dec 1st, the wife of T. Baird, merchant, of a son.

Married - On the 2th, at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev. J. B. Muir, assisted by the Rev.
  Mr. McKerracher, William Orr, to Elspeth, daughter of William Orr, Esq., all of English River, South
  Georgetown.

Died - At Covey Hill, on the 6th inst., Hugh O'Neill, aged 88 years and 6 months.

Died - In the parish of St. Anicet, on the 19th November, while at his son James's, John Davidson, senr,
  aged 88 years. Deceased was a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and emigrated to this country in
  1835, when he settled in the Township of Dundee.

Died - At Jamestown, on Thursday the 27th November, 1879;-after a lingering consumption - Martha, wife of
  Thomas Rutherford, and third daughter of David Kee, formerly of Ormstown, aged 33 years.

December 25, 1879
Married - On the 17th inst., at the Manse, South Georgetown, by the Rev. Dr. Muir, James Angel to Elspeth,
  daughter of Daniel McFarlane, Esq., all of English River, St Jean Chrysostome.

Died - Suddenly at River Outard, on Tuesday Dec. 23rd inst., William Moffat, son of the late Samuel Moffat
  of Beech Ridge aged 39 years.

January 8, 1880
Info - Mr Samuel Todd, of Durham, has sold his property to Mr John Greer, of Ormstown, and purposes
  leaving with his family next month for Minnesota where he has purchased land property.

Info - Mr. Neil Cook of Owatonna, Minn., in a letter dated Dec 25th, says........

Died - In Montreal, on Saturday Jan. 3rd, 1880, of typhoid fever, Isabella McNeil, of Durham, Ormstown,
  aged 40 years.

Died - At Boyd's Settlement, on Saturday the 3rd inst., of aronpic?? diphtheria, George Henry, eldest son
  of William Coulter, aged 4 years.

February 5, 1880
Info - Athelstan has lost one of its most gentlemanly and public-spirited citizens, in the person of Mr.
  James Shiriff - for several years past foreman for Boyd & Co. in their extensive wooden manufactury.
  We understand he contemplates seeking his fortune in the far West.

Info - Margaret McMillan of Valleyfield has taken an action for separation from bed and board against John
  McCuaig, her husband.

Info - We make the following extract from a letter received from Mr. George McArthur, formerly of North
  Georgetown, but now of Victoria, British Columbia.  .......Mr. Peter McIntyre of Port Louis, near
  Huntingdon is here. He has been connected with the Cariboo mines as superintendent of a Quartz Mill
  during the past two years.......  Mr. McArthur also informs us that he incidentally met with one
  George Murdoch, son of the late James Murdoch of Beauharnois; who has been absent for many years, and
  from whom no direct communication has been received. Should any of his friends wish to communicate
  they can address their letters to: Dead Lake Casiar Gold Mines, British Columbia.

Info - We have received the following nice little letter all the way from British Columbia, written by a
  daughter of Mr. Geo. McArthur, Alvina Barbara McArthur, age 8 (Note: mentions a brother, aged 2, no
  name given)

Info - Mr. Samuel Todd with wife and family left last Monday en route for Minnesota where he has purchased
  a homestead to take up a permanent residence.

Died - At North Georgetown, Chateauguay, on the 29th of January 1880, after four months illness, throat
  disease, Robert Baillie, aged 54 years and 10 months. A native of County Down, Ireland.

February 12, 1880
Married - On the 5th inst., by the Rev. W. A. Allen, at the house of the bride's uncle, Mr. Alfred C.
  Abbott, to Mary Frances Welsh, all of Franklin.

Died - At Mill Range, South Georgetown, on the 1st inst., in the 69th year of his age, Alex. Campbell, a
  native of Kuspdale, Argyleshire, Scotland. The deceased came to this country with his parents in the
  year 1819, and from that time has been a resident in the District.

Died - At Jamestown, near Durham, on February 4th, 1880, Mary Woolley, relict of the late Samuel
  Crutchfield, aged 84 years. Note: The deceased was a native of Nottinghamshire, England and emigrated
  to Canada in the year 1823, and shortly afterwards with her husband settled on the farm, on which
  until the date of her death-departure she has continued to reside.

Died - At Detroit, Michigan, Jany 23rd, at the Michigan Exchange, of diabetes, caused by an injury to his 
  spine while in charge of a train about four years ago, John Robb, late conductor on the C. S.
  Railway, and son of John Robb, sr., of English River, near St. Jean Chrysostome, Chateauguay Co.,P.Q.
  His remains were interred in Lake Side Cemetery, Port Huron.(aged 36 years, 3 months and 23 days)

February 26, 1880
Info - A number of the young men of Parkhill, Ont. have instituted a Mock Parliament.......The Minister of
  Finance is T. L. Roger, Bank Manager at Parkhill - a son of Col. Robert Roger of Franklin
  Centre.......

Birth - At Huntingdon, on the 13th February, the wife of Dr. Marshall, of a son.

Birth - At Huntingdon, on the 13th February, the wife of James Henry of a son.

Died - On the 12th inst., at Gaines, N.Y., aged 20 years George, the only son of the Rev. George Anderson,
  formerly minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Huntingdon.

Died - On the 12th inst., at the 4th con St Louis de Gonzague, aged 69 years, Esther Hood, relict of the
  late James Goodhall.

Died - On the 13th inst., in Gananoque, Ont., aged 33 years, John, son of the late Alex. Henry, watchmaker
  of Huntingdon.

Died - On the 19th inst., at Hinchinbrooke, aged 72 years, Alex. Boyd, a native of County Derry, Ireland.

Died - At Jamestown, on 21st Feb, Euphemie Innes, relict of the late Wm Smellie, aged 55 years; and at
  Valleyfield, on the morning of the 25th, aged 89 years, the mother of the deceased Mrs. Smellie, and
  relict of the late Mr. Innes, formerly of Ormstown.

March 4, 1880
Died - Many deaths have occurred up this way during the past two weeks. Neither age nor sex has escaped
  the demands of the  Grim Monster . On Feb. Wednesday 18, at 12 o'clock noon, Mr. Alex. Boyd, an old
  and respected resident of Hinchinbrook, was gathered to his fathers. Just one week from that day, at
  the same hour, his respected spouse breathed her last. Mr. Boyd had been an invalid for some years,
  hence his departure was not unexpected. Mrs. Boyd had been bed-ridden for over six months, and
  suffered greatly during that period. They were aged respectively 72 years; natives of County Derry,
  Ireland, resided in Hinchinbrooke for over 40 years, and left a large circle of friends to mourn
  their bereavement. Their remains were interred in the new cemetery at Huntingdon. Daniel Boyd,
  Esq.,of Huntingdon, also has the sympathy of his many friends, in the loss by death, of an estimable
  daughter, on Feb 25th, aged 18 years. Her funeral was largely attended on Friday last. James D., son
  of David Elder of Huntingdon, aged 25 years, succumbed to that terrible disease, consumption, on
  Wednesday of last week. He had been a great sufferer for several years.

Info - Messrs John Haire, John Barlow, M. Leahy, Wm. Lindsay, Wm. Gordon, Wallace Manning and Wm. Cain,
  jr., all of Franklin, left last Monday morning for Colorado.

Info - Mr. Alex. Riach of Hamilton, Ont., formerly of Fertile Creek, S. Georgetown, in a letter to us......

Died - At Franklin on the 26th ult., Lothrop Lovejoy, aged 81 years.

Died - At Ormstown on the 28th ult., Lorannie? Mennie, relict of the late Francis St Louis, aged 80 years.

Died - In Hemmingford on Feby 25th, Alexandrina Pericilla, second daughter of Antoine Roberts, J.P., and
  beloved wife of William Turnbull, aged 23 years and 6 months.

March 11, 1880
Married - At Malone, N.Y., by the Rev. C. H. Gayle, Mr. Wm. Poole, of Rockburn, to Miss Sarah English of
  Huntingdon, P.Q., and formerly of Durham, Ormstown.

Died - In Montreal on Saturday the 6th inst., Sarah McKeggin, relict of the late David Heenan, aged 84
  years. Note: We are indeed sorry to hear of the death departure of this venerable and much respected
  woman, with whom we have been personally acquainted for many years. About the year 1825 or 1827, she
  emigrated from Ireland to Canada, and shortly afterwards, with her husband settled in the English
  River District in what is now known as the Scotch concession and was one of the first few settlers in
  that part of the country at that time. The place was a complete wilderness then and many and severe
  were the hardships and trials that had then to be endured. Her husband died several years ago and
  sometime afterwards she removed to the village of St Jean Chrysostome, and resided there for some
  time. Latterly she has been living in Montreal with her daughter, where she has found a comfortable
home in her old age.

Died - At Durham, Ormstown, in the 73rd year of his age, William Morrison, Sen, a native of Perthshire,
  Scotland. Mr. Morrison emigrated to the United States about the year 1825 and for two or three years
  resided in the State of Pennsylvania; immediately after which he removed to this neighbourhood and
  took up the farm on which, until the time of his departure, he had continued to reside. He too, like
  all of the first settlers of that period, had his own share of the stern experience of the forest
  life. Subsequently in the loss of family, he experienced a still greater amount of the bitter ills of
  life. Two of his family died in early years. About 15 years ago, one of his daughters in the bloom
  of life also passed away. In May 1873, a son, a promising young man, followed, and in July of the
  same year, a daughter in the full vigor of womanhood, another on the 25th of May, 1875, on the
  anniversary of her 25th birthday; then his wife in October 1875, and another daughter in December
  1877; and at length, on the 4th day of March 1880, he passed away himself to the World of Spirits,
  to join in happy union with those of his household who had gone before. The survivors of his family
  are Peter, who resides in Lisbon, Illinois, William, his youngest son, and Mrs. Robert Lockerby,
  both of whom reside in this village.

March 18, 1880
Info - Mr John McMullen, of Jamestown, accompanied by his wife, has sold out their farm and stock, and
  removes this week to Lindsay, Ont., where they purpose establishing a permanent residence.

Info - Mr William Coulter and Mr John Coulter with their families leave this week  En route  for 
  the Turtle Mountains, Manitoba, where they have purchased lands, and where several of their 
  family and relatives are already residents of the Country. 

Married - On the 9th March, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. C. M. Mackeracher, William
  Greig, of the Parish of Ste Martine, to Albina, second daughter of William Metcalfe, of English
  River.

Died - On the 5th of March, at St. Remi, near Beech Ridge, of consumption, John S., second son of Mr.
  Isaac Barbor, in the 20th year of his age.

April 1, 1880
Died - Suddenly, at Jamestown, on Monday the 27th inst, Jane Finn, wife of William Kerney, and eldest
  daughter of the late Patrick Finn, in the 46th year of her age.

April 8, 1880
Birth - At Durham, Ormstown, April 5th, 1880, the wife of John W. Lockerby, of a daughter.

Married - In Montreal, March 30th, by the Rev. Robert Campbell, Joseph S. Mason, of Sheldon, Illinois,
  formerly of Rawdon, P.Q., to Bella McEwen of Dewittville.

April 15, 1880
Birth - At Howick, on April 11th, the wife of Robert Maw, of a daughter.

Married - In Durham village, Ormstown, on the 11th inst. by the Rev. Father Thibodeau, Mr. Aurace Bourden
  to Miss Mary Catherine, second daughter of Louis Prejent, Esq., of the Dominion House, Durham.

Died - In Jefferson's hotel, New York City on the 17th Feb., John F. McLean, aged 40 years, a native of
  Glasgow, formerly printer in this office.

Died - In Toronto, on the morning of the 7th inst., after a lingering illness, Margaret Kilgour, beloved
  wife of D. M. Livingston, and daughter of William Kilgour, Beauharnois, P.Q.

Died - At Valleyfield, on Sunday the 11th inst., Cornelia Schyler, wife of Alexander Anderson, aged 44
  years. Note: The deceased, about two years ago, was seized with paralysis, from which to a great
  degree, she recovered. On Monday the 5th inst., she was again prostrated by another attack, from
  which she never rallied, being most of the time in a sort of semi-conscious condition-eventually
  resulting fatally. She was a daughter of S. H. Schuyler of Huntingdon. She leaves a kind husband and
  many friends to mourn her departure.

Died - In Durham village, on Monday the 12th April, Jessie, second daughter of Mr. James Bispass????, aged
  3(or 8) years.

Died - Suddenly, on the 5th April, of ???, at Beech Ridge, County of Chateauguay, Spada??? Francis, aged
  50 years and ???, beloved wife of George Hope. Note: Mrs. Hope was a daughter of Benjamin Francis,
  one of the first British settlers at Beech Ridge, and cousin of H. Francis, hardware merchant of
  Montreal. She emigrated to this County from the North of Ireland with her parents while quite young.
  Subsequently she was married to Mr. George Hope, uncle of James Hope, the celebrated American Artist.
  Mr. Hope survives her and is, we believe, the only remaining one of the first settlers of Beech
  Ridge.

Died - In the city of Baltimore, Maryland, March 1880, Edah, aged 2 years and 7 months, youngest and
  beloved daughter of Dr. L. M. Eastman.

April 22, 1880
Info - James Cavers left on Wednesday for Manitoba, and others are also preparing to leave for that  Land
  of Promise .

Died - At Godmanchester, Huntingdon County on April the 6th, Mr. Matthew Tannahill in the 78th year of his
  age passed away to the world of spirits. The deceased was a nephew of Tannahill the poet, one of
  Scotland's sweetest song makers; among whose beautiful productions was  Jessie the dower of Dumblane 
  &  Gloomy winter's moo awa .

Info - Last Monday morning five teams laden with furniture, implements, etc, for Mr. Charles Strachan left
  Durham for St. Dominique where the material will be shipped for Manitoba. Mr. Strachan and family
  leave Thursday en route for that country.

April 29, 1880
Married - At Hogansburgh, on the 14th inst., Mr. James Dempsey, formerly a resident of Durham, but now of
  Fort Covington, to Miss Elizabeth Casey of that town.

Died - At Jamestown, on Friday the 23rd day of April, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Patrick Cavanagh, aged 21
  years.

Died - At Hemmingford, on the 17th inst., of heart disease, Anna Victoria, eldest daughter of the Rev.
  James Patterson, Presbyterian Minister of that place, aged 16 years.

Died - At Hinchinbrook, on Sunday morning, 25 inst., of apoplexy, Agnes Emberson, relict of the late
  Thomas Eaton, in the 81st year of her age.

Died - At Huntingdon, Quebec, on the 24th April, Mr. John Booth, aged 32 years, cousin of Rev. George
  Booth, and grandson of the late Richard Booth, Esq., of Iron Grange, County Wicklow, Ireland, also
  cousin of the Rev. O. J. Booth, of St Johns, Que.

Died - On the morning of the 23rd of April, after a short illness, Elspeth McFarlane, beloved wife of Mr.
  James Angel and youngest daughter of Daniel McFarlane, Sen., English River.

Died - At Norton Creek, on the 5th inst., Mary Bretten, relict of the late George Wheatly, aged 70 years.
  Mrs. Wheatly and her husband, when newly married, emigrated from England to Canada, about the year
  1828 or 1830; and shortly afterwards settled at Norton Creek, Chateauguay County. The flouring mills
  at that place were built by the Seignor during 1828 and 1829. Mr Wheatly, being a miller, succeeded
  in being placed in charge of the Mills, in which situation he continued for many years, until at
  length he became proprietor of them. He also erected two saw mills on the Norton Creek, and for
  several years did a flourishing business. Some three or four years ago he died, leaving several of
  a family.

May 6, 1880
Birth - In Durham, on the 2nd inst., Mrs Charles Gale of a daughter.

Married - In St Henri, at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, on the 29th April, by the Rev. J.
  Serimger, M.A., Alexander Weir, of St Henri, to Janet Brown, fourth daughter of A. C. Brown, Esq.,
  South Georgetown, Chateauguay County.

Died - At Hinchinbrook on the 30th ult., Mr William Dawson, late of Castle Dawson, County of Derry,
  Ireland, aged 55 years.

Died - At Franklin, on the 4th inst., Rev Wm Ferguson, M.A., in the 77th year of his age. A native of
  Aberdeen, Scotland.

Died - At Jamestown, on the 27th of April, Alexander McMullan, father of John McMullan, late of Jamestown,
  now of Lindsay, Ont., aged 81 years.

Died - At Australia concession, English River, on Wednesday 28th of April, Catherine Henderson, beloved
  wife of James Craig, aged 48 years.

May 13, 1880
Married - At Harper's Ferry, Iowa, April 13, Mr Edward Foley to Miss Annie Fitzgerald, second eldest
  daughter of Michael Fitzgerald, formerly of Jamestown.

Married - In the Elgin Manse, on the 28th ult., by the Rev John J Casey, Robert Smaill of Elgin, to Janet,
  daughter of John Carr of Godmanchester.

May 20, 1880
Birth - At Ormstown, on May 12th, the wife of James Donaldson of a son.

Birth - At Ormstown, on May 15th, the wife of James McWhinnie jr of a son.

Married - At the Manse, South Georgetown, by the Rev Dr Muir, on Tuesday 18th inst., Mr J J Lockerby of
  Montreal, to Miss Mary Jane Pyke, only daughter of Mr Joseph Pyke of Jamestown, Chateauguay County.

Died - At Ormstown, on Sunday the 2nd inst., after a painful and suffering life of eighteen years, John
  Hooker, third son of Edwin and Agnes Hooker, aged eighteen years, three months and twenty five days.

May 27, 1880
Info - Andrew and John McGill of Jamestown near Durham left last Monday morning en route to Manitoba......

Birth - At Ormstown, near Durham, on the 8th inst, the wife of Mr Charles L???s of a daughter.

Birth - At Ormstown, on the 22nd inst, the wife of Mr William Rogers of a daughter.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev Dr Muir, on Tuesday 18th inst, Mr J J
  Lockerby, Gilder, of Montreal, to Miss Mary Jane Pyke, only daughter of Mr John Pyke of Jamestown
  Chateauguay County.

June 3, 1880
Died - We regret to hear of the death of Mr James Robb of Godmanchester, near Huntingdon. He was one of
  the early settlers of that part of country.

June 10, 1880
Info - We make the following extract from a letter received from Mr Angus McPherson, merchant of Dutton,
  in the London District, Ont......

Died - At Huntingdon, May 24th, 1880, of diphtheria-croup, John, beloved son of Mr John Tennant, aged 4
  years and 7 days.

June 17, 1880
Birth - At Valleyfield, on June 6th, 1880, the wife of Mr Adam McVicker of a son.

Married - At St Andrew's Church, Montreal, on Wednesday the 2nd June, by the Rev Gavin Lang, Thomas Logan,
  South Georgetown, P.Q., to Jane, fifth daughter of the late David Forrester, Lapigeoniere, P.Q.

Died - At Ormstown, on the 14th of June, of consumption, Emma May, only and beloved daughter of Charles
  McKay, aged 6 years.

Died - On Friday, June 11th, at Beauharnois, Sarah Minnie, relict of the late J W Roberts of Belle
  Riviere, aged 81.

Died - At the Manse, South Georgetown, on the 13th last, Agnes Anne, daughter of the Rev. J. C. Muir, D.D.

Died - On the 8th June, James Leslie Starnes, aged 30 years, eldest son of the Hon. Henry Starnes.

June 24, 1880
Info - Alexander, son of Mr James Bryson, formerly of Allan's Corners, has been for several years an
  officer on board of one of the largest steamers on the Anchor Line, plying on the Mississippi
  between New Orleans and Memphis.......

July 8, 1880
Birth - In Montreal on the 3rd inst, Mrs Archibald M Wright of a daughter.

Birth - At Frontier, Hemmingford on the 30th ult, the wife of Arthur Roberts of a son.

Died - At English River on the 10th inst, Mrs Catherine McArthur, widow of the late Alexander McArthur,
  aged 84 years.

Died - At North Georgetown, on June 25th, Catherine Campbell, beloved wife of Mr Alexander Reeves, aged 57
   years.

Died - At Frontier, Hemmingford on the 30th ult, Margaret Morgan, beloved wife of Arthur Roberts, Esq,
  aged 32 years and 8 months. It is with deep feelings of sorrow that we hear of the sudden death of
  Mrs Roberts of Hemmingford, second daughter of John Morgan, Esq, under such painful circumstances,
  she having left a child not 24 hours old, along with two other children. The community warmly
  sympathizes with Mr Roberts, he having lost a sister under similar circumstances about four months
  ago; also with Mr and Mrs John Morgan, who have recently had to mourn the loss of their youngest
  son, a much esteemed young man.

July 15, 1880
Info - Mr Andrew R Stewart, formerly of Durham but for several years a resident of Colborne, Ont, has
  returned and bought from James McCanse his blacksmith shop, etc and has this week resumed his
  business in this village.

Died - On Sunday the 4th inst, one of the oldest residents of the District died at Huntingdon, named
  Joseph Thompson. He was of pure African descent, born on the Mohawk river, N.Y. in the year 1785.
  When about 15 years of age, he settled down among the Indians at Caughnawaga, and for several
  years roamed the forest with that tribe. He was present at the battle of the Chateauguay, with
  the Indians who so nobly fought that day under the command of Col. De Salaberry. Fifteen years
  after that event he settled down at Bowron's village, now Huntingdon, at which place until the
  time of his death he has since continued to reside. Age 95 years.

Birth - At the English River, near Howick, Wednesday the 7th inst, the wife of Mr Archibald Peddie of a
  son.

Died - At Annstown, Chateauguay River (near Muir's Church) Daniel McDougall, a native of Johnston,
  Renfrewshire, Scotland, aged 84 years.

Died - In Franklin, Que, July 8th, Roxana Adams, beloved wife of Captain Moses Rowe in the 55th year of
  her age.

Died - At Ormstown, on July 12th, Neil Campbell, Sen., in the 71st year of his age. Note - Mr Campbell
  was a native of Argylshire, Scotland, and immigrated with his parents to Canada in the year 1819,
  and shortly after their arrival, settled in North Georgetown, Chateauguay.

Aug 5, 1880
Married - On Tuesday, August 3rd, 1880, by the Rev John Holmes, Mr Hector McNeil, of Durham, Ormstown, to
  Miss Margaret Sawyer, of St Louis de Gonzague, Beauharnois County.

Died - At Huntingdon, on the 2nd inst, Joseph Felix, son of Joseph Vineit, tailor of Durham, Ormstown,
  aged 1 year and eight months.

August 12, 1880
Died - A Mr Phillip Brennan, a resident of St Anicet, was found dead in his bed last Monday morning; 
  the result as supposed-of Heart Disease.

Birth - In Durham, on Tuesday, August 3rd, the wife of Mr David Chambers of a daughter.

Married - On August 4th, by the Rev J B Muir, Huntingdon, Mr James Steele of South Georgetown to Elizabeth
  Tulley, daughter of Mr George Blaike, Hinchinbrook and niece of the Hon. Sir John Ross, Liverpool,
  England.

Died - In Durham, August 8th, Robert Cunningham, aged 70 years.

Died - At La Guerre, Parish of St Anicet, on the 29th ult, after a brief illness, Sophia Horne, beloved
  wife of Mr Angus McIntosh, aged 40 years.

August 19, 1880
Died - At North Georgetown, County of Chateauguay, near Allan's Corners, on Thursday morning August 12th,
  1880, Elizabeth Fisher, relict of the late Neil Campbell, aged 74 years.

August 26, 1880
Died - At Huntingdon, on the 12th August, Anna Rachel Morrison, youngest daughter of John Morrison, C.C.C.

September 2, 1880
Birth - At Hinchinbrooke Lines, Huntingdon County, P.Q. on Thursday, August 19th, 1880 the wife of H. L.
  Beerworth, merchant, of a son.

Birth - At Point St Charles, Montreal, on the 23rd inst, the wife of Mr John Pitt of a son.

Died - At Hemmingford, on the 25th August, William English, aged 25 years.

Died - At Durham, Ormstown, on Sunday the 29th August, Robert McClenaghan, in his 91st year.

Died - In Montreal, on the 29th inst, Margaret McKenzie Grant, relict of the late John Macdonald, formerly
 a resident of Chateauguay, and well known in this District.

September 9, 1880

September 16, 1880

September 23, 1880
Mr Alex McNaughton, formerly of Havelock, but now of Cedar Valley, Iowa..........

Married - At the residence of the bride's father on the 15th inst, by the Rev J C Wright, Mr Thos
  Rutherford of Tullochgorum road to Miss Mary Ann Brooks, daughter of Mr William Brooks, Covey Hill.

Died - At Ormstown, on Sunday evening, the 12th inst, Rebecca, second youngest daughter of Mr Donald
  Copeland, in the 14th year of her age.

Died - In Denver, Col., at the home of her daughter, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Mary Brown, widow of Hugh Brown,
  formerly of Chateauguay River, aged 81 years.
Died - At Jamestown, on Friday the 17th inst, Janet Leith Alison-sister of Mrs Wm Cottingham - a native of
  Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 51st year of her age.

September 30, 1880
Died - At Ormstown, Upper Concession, on Friday the 24th inst, Mr James Donahue, a native of Ireland, aged
  72 years.

Died - At Franklin Centre, Que, on Friday, 24th inst, suddenly, of diphtheria, Hannah Ellen, beloved wife
  of D C McLaren, MD, aged 23 years, 2 months & 13 days.

Married - At Clinton, Missouri, on Tuesday 14th inst, at the home of the bride's father, D C McLaren, MD,
  of Franklin Centre, Que, to Hannah Ellen, eldest daughter of T M Roberts, Esq, formerly of Montreal.

October 7, 1880
Married - On the 27th Sept, at Allan's Corners, by the Rev Dr Muir, Robert Cowan of Manitoba, to Elizabeth
  Pickard of Allan's Corners, North Georgetown.

Married - On the 29th Sept, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev Dr Muir, William Stewart of
  English River, to Margaret, daughter of Thomas Watson of St Etienne, North Georgetown.

Married - On the 29th Sept, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev Dr Muir, William Logan of
  South Georgetown to Elizabeth Masson, daughter of James Brown of English River.

October 14, 1880
Married - In Montreal, on the 7th inst, by the Rev James Fleck, William Armour of North Georgetown, to
  Christina McCuaig of Glengary, Ont.

Died - In Montreal, on Monday Oct 11th, of brain fever, James Adams, only son of Joseph Wallace, aged 1
  year and 10 months.

Died - At Iowa, Michigan, on Oct 3rd, Agnes Stewart, wife of D T McPherson, MD, and niece of the Rev Dr
  Muir of South Georgetown, P.Q.

Died - At Jamestown, near Durham, on the 5th inst, of consumption, James Mills, Jr, son of James Mills, in
  the 25th year of his age.

Oct 21, 1880
Birth - At Jamestown, near Durham, on the 14th inst, the wife of Mr Thomas Reid, of a son.

Died - At St Louis de Gonzague, on the 9th inst, Peter Alexander, beloved son of Andrew and Isabella
  Swanston, aged 5 months and 5 days.

Died - In Montreal, on the 15th inst, Mr James Campbell, formerly Hospital Sergeant in her Majesty's 20th
  Regiment, and for the last nine years Superintendent of the Protestant Orphan Asylum, in the 60th
  year of his age.

Died - At Franklin, on Sunday Oct 10th, of scarlet fever, Pearley Unice Rowe, daughter of Mr and Mrs
  Joseph H Rowe, aged 2 years, 11 months and 21 days.

October 28, 1880
Info - Mr Andrew Elliot, son of Mr George Elliot, JP, of Ormstown, after an absence of several years, has  
  been visiting his parents and relatives. Mr Elliot is an extensive mine-holder at Central City,       
  Colorado, and during the years he has spent in connection with the mining business has, we            
  understand, accumulated immense wealth.

Married - On the 11th inst, at the residence of the bride's brother, by the Rev Dr Muir, Lawrence Young of
  Fitchburg??, Mass, to Jessie Thompson, daughter of the late John Robertson, Esq, Howick, South
  Georgetown.

November 4, 1880
Birth - At Howick, on the 31st Oct, the wife of James Maw, of a daughter.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, Huntingdon, on the 2nd inst, by the Rev J B Muir, A.M.,
  William J Jellis, blacksmith to Marion A, eldest daughter of William Clyde, joiner, all of
  Huntingdon.

November 11, 1880
Died - At Dundee, Oct 30th, Margaret Cross, wife of David Baker, in her 58th year.

Died - In Montreal, on the 3rd inst, David W Johnston, of Franklin Centre, aged 62 years.

November 18, 1880
Birth - At Godmanchester, near Huntingdon, on the 2nd inst, the wife of Alex Shaw, of twins - two boys.

Birth - At Elgin, on the 30th October, the wife of David Watson, of a son.

Birth - At Kelso, on the 7th inst, the wife of Peter McFarlane, of a daughter.

Birth - At Ormstown, on the 9th inst, the wife of John McNeil, of a son.

Married - At the parsonage, by the Rev Walter R Ross, Stanley F Carr, of Thorndale, North Dufferin,
  Manitoba, to Isabella Cooper, third daughter of Joseph Coates, Esq, of the city of York, England.

Died - Suddenly, at South Georgetown, on the 7th inst, Mr John Glen - a native of Scotland, and for many
  years a resident of that place.

Died - On the 26th October, at the residence of his son, H M Gates, Lansing, Iowa, Mr T C Gates, of Covey
  Hill, Que, aged 61 years. Deceased was a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland, and came to this
  country in the year 1840, when he commenced business at Covey Hill, where he continued for upwards of
  thirty years.

Died - The death of Mrs Foster, widow of the late Stephen Sewell Foster, at the residence of her son Mr T
  E Foster, of Knowlton, is announced. Mrs Foster had attained the ripe age of eighty-five years, and
  was possessed of remarkable vigour until within a few months of her death. She was the mother of a
  very large family, including the late Colonel A B Foster, the late Mr Hiram Foster, Sherriff S W      
  Foster and Mrs A B Chafee.

November 25, 1880
Info - D McKeegan and D Scully have sold out and are preparing to leave for Minnesota and settle on the    
  Red River.

  Poor old  Black Joe , alias Joseph Johnston, the genial hostler at Mrs Young's hotel, 
  Franklin Centre, for nigh on three score years, has at last been called on to  pass in his 
  checks   having departed this life on the 14th, at the ripe old age of about ninety years.  Joe  
  was one of the institutions of old Russelltown, - now Franklin, and his final departure will 
  recall many a skylark and good time generally to the  boys  of that region of forty years ago. 
  Of his early life and parentage, the writer, who has been intimate with him since infancy, 
  early fifty years, never learned. It strikes him tho' that the deceased was in some way attached 
  to the British service during the war of 1812.

Birth - In the 1st con of Ormstown (near Durham), on the 24th inst, the wife of Robert McNeil, senr, of a
  son.

Died - At St Louis de Gonzague, on the 13th inst, John Symons, Jun, aged 50 years.

Died - At Leadville, Colorado, on the 8th Nov, William Buchanan, aged 45 years, formerly of Havelock, P.Q.

December 2, 1880
Info - Mr George Cairns of Iowa, brother of John, Thomas and William Cairns of Elgin and 
  Hinchinbrooke, has been visiting.

Married - On the 24th Nov, at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev Dr Muir, Samuel Logan, to
  Barbara, daughter of the late William Greig, all of South Georgetown.

December 9, 1880

December 16, 1880
Died - The sad news reaches us that Paschal Smith, formerly of Huntingdon, and well known to many of 
  our citizens, committed suicide by drowning off the Marseilles coast in France, some two weeks 
  ago. Mr Smith had been insane for some time. He left an asylum in Minnesota last spring, and 
  accompanied by his wife and son has since been travelling in Europe. Mrs Smith is a daughter 
  of the late Joseph Holbrook of Trout River. Mr Smith's residence was St Paul, Minn. He leaves 
  quite a large property.

Married - At St Antoine Abbe, on Thursday, Nov 25th, Louis Napoleon Matthew, Esq to Miss Euchariste
  Therrien, daughter of Peter Therrien, Esq, J.P., merchant.

Died - At Huntingdon, on the 16th inst, William Walsh, merchant.

Died - At Ormstown, on the 15th inst, Mary Ann Evans, wife of John Darby, aged 36 years and 6 months.

Died - At the 3rd concession Ormstown, on the 10th of Dec, Margaret C Graham, wife of Jas Donaldson, aged
  26 years, 7 months and 6 days.

Died - At Montreal, on the 6th December, Miss Elizabeth Houston, second daughter of the late Jas Houston,
  of English River.

December 23, 1880
Birth - At Howick, on the 6th inst, the wife of Thomas Barrington, Esq, of a son.

Married - On the 15th inst, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev D W Morison, BA, George
  Tennant to Flora, third daughter of Mr Gilbert Cook, all of St Louis de Gonzague.

Died - At Vicars, on the 15th inst, Jane Kilpatrick, relict of the late John Graham (formerly of
  Tullochgorum), aged 83 years.

Died - At Ormstown, on Saturday morning the 18th inst, Frank H, infant son of Thos Baird, merchant, aged 1
  year and 18 days.

Died - At 4th con St Louis, on the 12th inst, of diptheria, Emma, third daughter of Andrew Hunter, aged 4
  years and 9 months.

January 6, 1881
Birth - In Tullochgorum, on the 25th of Dec, the wife of Mr James Finn, of a son.

Birth - At Russelltown Flats, on the 27th Dec, the wife of Mr Joseph Roberts, of a son.

Birth - In Durham village on the 30th ult, the wife of James Percy, of a son.

Birth - In Durham village on the 1st inst, the wife of John McGerrigle, of a son.

Birth - At Ormstown on the 2nd inst, the wife of James Cavers of a son.

Birth - In Durham on the 4th inst, the wife of J J Adams of a daughter.

Married - On Thursday evening, December 30th in St George's Church, Montreal, by the Rev Dr Sullivan, A
  Taylor of Mount Pleasant, River Outarde to Mary M Gilmore, youngest daughter of Andrew Gilmore, Maple
  Grove, Elgin.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on Saturday evening January 1st by Rev Dean Fulton
  assisted by Rev Mr Wright, Hiram G Spencer of Iowa to Ellen Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Joseph P
  Rowe, Esq of Franklin, Que.

Married - At the Manse, Huntingdon, on the 5th inst, by the Rev J B Muir, George McComb, merchant,
  Ormstown to Lizzie McCanse, daughter of James McCanse of Hemmingford.Married - On the 5th inst, at the residence of the bride's father by the Rev D W Morison, BA, John Wood of
  St Jean Chrysostome to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr James Campbell of Ormstown.

Died - At Fertile Creek, on the 23rd December, 1880, Hellen Forsythe, widow of the late Richard Smith,
  aged 76 years.

January 13, 1881
The many friends of James Shirriff, so long and favourably known as foreman in the extensive factory of
Boyd & Co at Athelstan, but for some time back a resident of Grand Forks, Dakota......

Birth - At River Outard, on the 10th inst, the wife of William Woodrow, of a daughter.

Birth - At Allan's Corners, on the 11 inst, Mrs Robt Whiteford jr, of a son.

Married (sic) - At St Urbain, Co. Chateauguay, on the 4th inst, Catherine McCuaig, beloved wife of Donald
  McKay, aged 73 years.

January 20, 1881
Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 18th inst, by the Rev C M Mackeracher, William
  McArthur to Jessie Oliver, daughter of Brown Elliot, Esq, all of the parish of Ste Martine, County of
  Chateauguay.

February 17, 1881
Birth - In Durham, on the 12th inst, the wife of J P Smith of a son.

Died - At Lachute, P.Q., on the 14th inst, Christiana Anderson, daughter of the late Rev Jas Anderson of
  this village, and wife of Joseph Patnaude, Esq, merchant, aged 35 years.

Died - At Hemmingford, on the 29th ult, at the residence of her nephew, H. O'Neill, Miss Susanna O'Neill,
  in her 79th year.

February 24, 1881
Info - On Tuesday of last week, Wm Gale jr son of Wm Gale Esq of this village accompanied by 
  Joseph Rawlings left here to join, at St Dominique, about forty others en route to Colorado.

March 3, 1881
Birth - In Montreal on the 23rd ult, the wife of George W Tait, of a son.

Died - A sad case of suicide occurred at Port Lewis week before last. The victim was an aged widower named
  James Downie.

March 10, 1881
Died - Death has been very busy in certain sections recently. Two sad and sudden cases occurred 
  near Herdman's Corners, on the 27th and 28th ult. The victims were Henry, son of Mr Wm Herdman, 
  a highly respected young man, aged 27 years; and James Gamble jr, also a highly respected young 
  man of 28 years. The deceased resided on adjoining farms. Robert Douglas Esq, an old and 
  respected resident of New Ireland, Godmanchester also departed this life on the 20th.

Died - News has been received of the death by accident, in the Black Hills, Col, of Alexander McMaster,
  formerly of Dundee.

Married - At the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr Thomas Reid, Jamestown, on the 8th inst, by
  the Rev D W Morison, BA, Henry Coulter, of Turtle Mountain, North West Territory, to Mary Isabella,
  daughter of Mr John Cameron, Malone, NY.

Died - At Jamestown, March 4th, Janet Allen, widow of the late William Bryson, Ormstown, aged 87 years.

Died - At Port Lewis, near Huntingdon, Q., on the 21st Feb, Euphemia McNicol wife of Malcolm Campbell,
  Esq, farmer, in the 77th year of her age. Deceased came from Scotland in 1820 and was a resident of
  the district from that time till the time of her death.

March 17, 1881
Died - A very sudden death occurred in Huntingdon on Friday last. Mr James Gamble, an old and highly       
  respected resident of Hinchinbrook, near Herdman's Corners, father of the young man, James Gamble,    
  whose death from diptheria we announced last week, left his home on the day mentioned and went to     
  Huntingdon, with a view of settling up some affairs of his deceased son. Upon reaching the village,   
  he went to the residence of his son Thomas where, after warming himself, he put on his overcoat and   
  muffler, and started to call on a Notary, but as he reached the doorstep, he fell and expired in a    
  few moments. Deceased was about sixty-six years of age, and a stout, healthy man, was one of the      
  oldest residents in his section of the township.

Died - At Rue Castle Hill, Howick, on the 8th March, William Elliot, a native of Roxboroughshire,
  Scotland, in the 68th year of his age.

March 24, 1881
Married - On the 22nd inst, at the residence of the bride's mother, by the Rev D W Morison, BA, Mr Daniel
  McDougall of Ormstown to Margaret Jane, daughter of the late Mr John Russell of Ormstown.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 16th inst, by Rev James C Wright, Congregational
  Pastor, Mr Absalom Stevenson, youngest son of Robert Stevenson, Esq, Havelock, Que, to Miss Alice
  Lucretia, third daughter of Leonard H Hall, Esq, Franklin, Que.

Married - On the 16th inst, at the Manse, South Georgetown by the Rev Dr Muir, Mr James Craig of the
  Parish of St Jean Chrysostome, to Miss Eleanor Pangman, daughter of the late Alexander Bryson of
  North Georgetown.

Married - On the 15th March, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev G Coull of Valleyfield, Mr
  Alexander Clark of Valleyfield to Miss Janie Gardener, daughter of Mr William Gardener of St Louis,
  PQ.

Died - At his residence, 3rd con of North Georgetown, County of Beauharnois on Monday the 14th inst,
  Duncan Campbell aged 73 years.

Died - At Stockwell, on the 13th March 1881, Susanna Miller, beloved wife of James Allen, aged 63 years.

Died - At Franklin Centre, PQ, on the 26th Feb, Thomas Dunn, aged 77 years.

March 31, 1881
Info - On Thursday the 24th inst, Mr & Mrs Hiram Gentle of Franklin celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of
  their wedding.

Died - The many friends of Daniel Brims, sr, of Elgin, will be grieved to learn that his estimable wife,   
  after a lingering sickness, departed this life on Thursday afternoon of last week. Her age was        
  seventy-five years.

Info - Mr A R Coggin, representative of an extensive Boston boot & shoe house, spent a few days recently
  visiting his father, E W Coggin at Athelstan.

Info - Quite a number of the young men of Hinchinbrooke and Elgin intend emigrating to Dakota and Manitoba
  this spring. Among the names mentioned we hear of Messrs Wm Blaik, Finlay McIntosh and John Brown.

Married - On the 30th of March, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev D W Morison, BA, Mr
  James Alexander Smilie of Jamestown to Miss Isabella L, daughter of Mr Charles McDonald of
  Tullochgorum.

April 7, 1881
Info - Mr Wm Gardner of Athelstan has sold his homestead to Mr Wm Wilson of the same place. Consideration
  $4230. We understand Mr G contemplates going to Manitoba.

Died - On Tuesday of last week, there died at his residence, first concession Hinchinbrook, Mr Charles
  McHardy, at the ripe old age of eighty-nine years. Deceased was a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland,
  a blacksmith by trade; came to Canada in 1822, resided in Montreal for two years, then removed to
  Huntingdon and assisted in the first mill erected there by the late William Bouron (sic). After that,
  he settled in Hinchinbrook where he had resided up to the time of his death. But two children, son
  and daughter, survive him. He died as he lived, much respected by a great number of friends and
  acquaintances.

Info - Mr Daniel Brims, sr of Elgin is at present visiting old friends and relatives in Boston, Mass.

Info - Wm Weir, Henry Coulter and wife left here last Monday en route for Turtle Mountain, Manitoba.
Died - At Fertile Creek, on the 30th March, 1881, Jane Stewart, aged 84. Deceased was a native of County
  Down, Ireland.

April 14, 1881
Died - At Jamestown, River Outarde, on the 5th inst of whooping cough, Ida Beatrice, youngest and beloved
  daughter of Duncan and Margaret Finlayson, aged 4 years, 3 months and 20 days.

Died - At South Durham, on the 8th inst, Mary Ann Patterson, relict of the late Joshua Alexander, in the
  86th year of her age. Sometime during the night of Friday last, Mary Ann Patterson, relict of the 
  died very suddenly at the residence of Archd McCormick of this village, where she has been staying
  for some time past.

Info - Mr John Rowe of Franklin, with his family, starts for Nelsonville, Manitoba, on Monday of next
week.

Info - Mr James Shearer, an old, respected resident of Elgin, died on Thursday of last week. He was in his
  ninety seventh year.

Died - The many friends of Mr and Mrs James W Mack, in and about Athelstan, deeply sympathize with them in 
  the death after a lingering illness of their promising son, James, at the age of seventeen years.

Died - The terrible freezing and ultimate death of Mr Robert Whealy, who emigrated to Dakota from
  Godmanchester last season, is reported. Full particulars have not been learned, and it is to be hoped
  that the reports will turn out to be unfounded.

April 21, 1881
Died - Another old resident of the Frontier has been gathered to his fathers. Mr Thomas Stott, long a
  respected resident of Elgin, died on Thursday of last week at the ripe old age of eighty seven years.

Info - Mr Wm Gardner left Athelstan Friday evening for Montreal en route for Manitoba. Mr G and Mr Reay of
  Montreal go to the Prairie Province to select a suitable location for a company of nearly one hundred
  emigrants, who will follow as soon as they are heard from.

April 28, 1881
Birth - At New Haven, Michigan, on Sunday 17th inst, the wife of William Stewart, of a son.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, April 20, by the Rev C M McKerracher, James Ritchie, of
  Godmanchester, eldest son of John Ritchie, of Fertile Creek to Margaret Grace, second daughter of
  Thomas Allan, Norton Creek.

Married - At Ormstown, on Tuesday the 26th inst, by the Rev A D Lockhart, incumbent of St James' Church,
  Mr Thomas Figsby of Hemmingford to Mary Ann, daughter of the late Hamilton Forest, Esq of St Edwards,
  PQ.

Died - Mrs William Johnston, daughter of Daniel Brims, Sr, of Elgin, died at her home in Chateauguay, NY,  
  on Monday evening of last week. Her disease was quick consumption; age thirty five years.

May 5, 1881
Died - At South Georgetown, on Thursday 28th ulto, of paralysis, Agnes Campbell, relict of the late Alex
  Steel, a native of Argyleshire, Scotland aged 82 years.

May 12, 1881
Died - At Valleyfield, on the 3rd May, Maggie, eldest daughter of James Young, Esq, aged 22 years.

Died - At Athelstan, Huntingdon Co, Que, on Sunday, May 8th, of inflammation of the lungs, Mr Hugh
  McGinnis, in the 66th year of his age, a native of the County Farmaugh Ireland. Deceased had been a
  resident of Athelstan for thirty four years.

Info - Daniel McKeegan and family, along with the family of Daniel Scully of Jamestown, left for Minnesota
  yesterday morning.

May 19,1881
Died - At Ormstown on the 12th of May, Catherine Sutherland, wife of Hugh Donaldson, aged 37 years.

Died - At the residence of her son-in-law, J P Smith, Ormstown, on the 12th inst, Mary Kennedy, widow of
  the late Alex Sadler, a native of Latrim, Latrim County, Ireland, aged 75 years.

Married - On Tuesday, 10th inst, in the parish of St Antoine Abbe, were united in the bonds of matrimony,  
  Mr Edward O'Meara of Clinton, NY and Miss Katie McGill of Russelltown.

Info - Mr & Mrs Alexander Lunan, Trout River, Godmanchester, a short time ago celebrated the 53rd          
  anniversary of their marriage.

May 26, 1881
Birth - At Ormstown, on the 23rd inst, the wife of Mr David Ovans of a son.

Birth - At Jamestown, on Saturday the 21st inst, the wife of James Reeves of a daughter.

Married - On the 20th inst, at the residence of Mr William Lockerby, by the Rev D W Morison, BA, William
  Cowan of Jamestown, to Janet, daughter of the late George Maxwell of North Georgetown.

Info - Our fellow-citizen, Alexander McCormick, has left this week for the West, intending to join his
brother in Manitoba.

June 2, 1881
Birth - At Durham, Ormstown, on the 27th May, the wife of Hector McNeil of a daughter.

Birth - At English River, Chateauguay Co, the wife of Daniel McFarlane, Jr, of a son.

Birth - At Angus, Polk Co, Minnesota, the wife of Alex Finlayson, of a son.

Died - On Thursday, the 17th ult, Christiana Craik, wife of William Clegg, formerly of Elgin, Huntingdon
  County, PQ, but lately of Manitoba after a long illness endured with patience and fortitude. She was
  buried in the graveyard of Nelsonville.

Died - Mrs Joseph Scriver, an old and highly respected resident of Elgin, died very suddenly on Tuesday
  evening last week.

June 9, 1881
Married - On the 19th May, at La Grand, Union Co, Oregon at the residence of the bride's mother, by the
  Rev Mr Eads, Wesleyan, Mr George Younie, formerly of Ormstown, to Miss Florence C Nessly of the
  former place.

Info - Daniel McKeegan has returned from Minnesota - disappointed.

Info - Mr Jas McGerrigle, merchant of this village, has decided upon going to Manitoba.

June 16, 1881
Birth - In Montreal, on the 13th inst, the wife of Joseph Wallace, of a son.

Info - On Monday the 13th inst, a birthday party was given by Col McEachern and his lady at their          
  residence to Martha Matilda, eldest daughter of Geo Phillips, merchant, of Valleyfield, on her eighth 
 birthday.

June 23, 1881
Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 15th of June, by the Rev C Mackeracher, William,
  son of James Kerr, Fertile Creek, to Janet, eldest daughter of James Sinton, of St Louis de Gonzague.

Died - In Durham village, on Monday 20th inst, John Ernest Samuel, second son of the Rev Mr Holmes, pastor
  of the M E Church, aged about 4 years 6 months, having been born in East Bolton, in the Eastern
  Townships on Christmas Eve, 1876.

June 30, 1881
Birth - In Valleyfield, on the 17th inst, the wife of Mr Wm Hastie of a daughter.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, June 15th, by the Rev Mr Sutton, Henry A Bean, of St
  Jacques to Agnes, youngest daughter of Anthony Smail, Esq, of St Remi, PQ.

Info - Rev Mr Holmes and family left here yesterday on a visit to friends in Cornwall; after remaining a   
  few days he takes the train to Madoc, Ont where his father resides and with whom he intends to remain 
 for a week or two.

July 7, 1881
Died - On the 25th ult, in the 4th con of North Georgetown, Colin McMillan, aged 52 years.

July 21, 1881
Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 6th of July by the Rev C M Mackeracher, William H
  Young to Sarah, daughter of William Baird, all of the parish of St Louis de Gonzague.

Died - On the 10th inst, at South Georgetown, Elizabeth Ogilvie, eldest daughter of Archibald Ogilvie,
  Esq.

Died - At Howick, PQ, on the 8th July, 1881, after a long and painful illness, borne with christian
  resignation, James Maw, aged 36 years and one month.

Died - At the manse, South Georgetown on Saturday July 9th, 1881, Rev James C Muir, DD, aged 83 years.
  Note:The reverend Dr Muir, so long and popularly known, was a native of Dumfries, Scotland, emigrated
  to Canada in 1835 and was inducted into the Presbyterian Church of South Georgetown in the following
  year, where until the time of his departure he has been pastor of the Congregation. In 1840 he was
  united in marriage to Jacobina Nicholson, a sister of the late Kutosoft Nicholson.

July 28, 1881

Birth - In the Upper Concession of Ormstown, on the 21st inst, the wife of Thomas Sadler, of a daughter.

Died - At St Louis de Gonzague, PQ, John Somerville, aged 2 years and 19 days, youngest son of James
  Walker, confectioner of Montreal.

Died - At the fourth concession North Georgetown on July 22nd 1881, Janet McCaig, relict of the late Angus
  Menish, aged 72 years. The deceased was a native of Argylshire, Scotland and emigrated to this
  country in 1832, and in the same year with her husband settled in North Georgetown in which place
  until the time of her death she has continued to reside.

Died - On Monday last the body of a respectably dressed man about 35 years of age was found floating in    
  the Beauharnois Canal. The body has been identified as that of G L Dowker, who has been for some      
  years employed in the fuel department of the Grand Trunk Railway Co. It appears that he had thrown    
  himself off the steamer he was on, his mind at the time being partially deranged by sunstroke.

Info -  Walks about Zion  is the title of a small publication written by the Rev Joseph Elliot, brother of 
 Mr George Elliot of Ormstown.

August 4, 1881
Birth - At South Georgetown, on July 17th, the wife of Mr James Steel, of a daughter.

August 11, 1881
Died - At South Georgetown, on Sunday August 7th, May Segal???, daughter of the late Alex Steel, aged 55
  years.

Died - At English River, Chateauguay Co, on Saturday, August 6th, David McClenaghan, father of Geo
  McClenaghan of Howick, aged 87 years.

Died - At Franklin, Huntingdon County, August 4th, after a short illness, Mary Martin, wife of William
  Brooks, sr aged 79 years. The deceased was a resident of Franklin during the past 43 years, being
  among the first of the British settlers of the place. She leaves behind her a loving husband, three
  sons and five daughters.

Died - We regret to hear of the sudden death departure of Mrs Andrew Swanston of St Louis on Monday last.  
  The deceased was a daughter of the late Alexander Macdonald of North Georgetown.

Info - We clip the following from the Lachute Watchman.  GONE TO MANITOBA - Mrs Palliser and her daughter  
  left yesterday for Manitoba where they will join Mr Thomas Palliser who is doing well in the new
  country.  Mr Palliser was formerly a resident of Durham where he carried on the blacksmithing         
  business for some years.

August 18, 1881
Birth - At Allan's Corners, on the 14th inst, the wife of Wm Bryson, of a daughter.

Died - At St Louis de Gonzague, on the 8th inst, after a severe illness which she bore with Christian
  resignation, Isabella Lawrence, beloved wife of Mr Andrew Swanston, aged 29 years.

August 25, 1881
Died - At English River on the 12th inst, Margaret, beloved wife of Peter Campbell and daughter of John
  Currie, senior.

Married - At the residence of the father of the bride, August 22nd, by the Rev C M Mackeracher, George
  Swanston of St Louis de Gonzague, County of Beauharnois to Catherine, third daughter of Alexander
  McGarth of North Georgetown, County of Chateauguay.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, St Louis de Gonzague, on the 24th inst, by the Rev D W
  Morison, BA, Angus McIntyre of Montreal to Bessie Forester, daughter of Mr Thos Bickerdike.

September 1, 1881
Married - On the 30th of August, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev D W Morison, BA,
  William Ogilvie to Mary, third daughter of Mr James Brodie of North Georgetown.

Died - At Norton Creek, on the 21st inst, James Easton, jr, aged 36 years and 8 months.

September 8, 1881
Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 21st ult, by the Rev C Mackeracher, William Hay
  of Howick to Isabella, daughter of Robert McLeod of English River.

Info - Wm Gardiner of Athelstan will take possession of his big farm at Lower Lachine the first of         
  October. William will be muchly missed in Athelstan.

Info - Robt Lamont has left Athelstan for good, and taken up his abode in Montpelier, Vt.
September 15, 1881

Died - And still another of our old landmarks has been removed. On Thursday afternoon of last week, Col
  Archibald Henderson, of Huntingdon, quietly passed away. Mr Henderson was born in Montreal in 1801.
  In 1829, he came to Huntingdon County, making the Township of Godmanchester his home. He leaves
  behind him a sorrowing wife and several affectionate sons and daughters.

Died - Mr John Graham, an old and respected resident of the first concession, Elgin, died on the 6th 
  inst. His age was eighty-one years and he had resided upon the farm on which he died fifty two years. 
  Mr Graham was a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland. A second wife survives him as also a large family 
  of sons and daughters.

September 22, 1881
Married - On the 14th instant, at the residence of the bride's mother, Oakland, St Andrews', Q, by the
  Moderator of the Presbytery of Montreal, the Rev D Paterson, MA, assisted by the Rev J Fleck, the Rev
  D W Morison, BA, Ormstown to Anna Letitia, second daughter of the late Charles Wales, Esq, St
  Andrews.

Info - Mr and Mrs John Seely of Elgin, should they be spared, will celebrate their golden wedding on 
  the 6th of October next.

September 29, 1881
Married - On the 23rd inst, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev J W Sparling, James
  Lewthwaite to Mary McConnell, both of Montreal.

Married - On the 20th inst, at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, St Henri, by the Rev J
  Scrimger, J L McFarlane to Ellen S Brown, second daughter of A C Brown, Esq, South Georgetown.

Info - Mr & Mrs Robert Ross, who for some time past have been visiting their friends in and around Durham,
  left for their home in Sheldon, Ill, on Monday last.

Info - Robt R Graham of the Montreal Star, was quite ill all last week. He was well cared for at 
  the residence of Mr Wm Gardiner (his uncle) in Athelstan.

October 6, 1881

October 13, 1881
Died - The Late Alex Anderson Esq-The death of this estimable gentleman took place at his residence in
  Valleyfield on Sunday afternoon, October 9th. The deceased was the eldest son of the late Laird
  Anderson of Huntingdon and nephew of the late Dr Anderson of Ormstown. Cut off suddenly in the prime
  of manhood, at the early age of forty-six, his demise has created a blank which can never be filled.

Married - In Montreal, on the 11th inst by the Rev A B Mackay, Alexander Campbell to Isabella Catherine
  Wright, all of St Louis de Gonzague, Que.

Married - At Chateauguay, NY, on the 8th inst, by the Rev A Fredericks, Mr Michael McWhinnie of Ormstown
  to Miss Lizzie A Sheets of Huntingdon.

Married - In St Matthews church, Edwardstown, parish of St Chrysostome, on Wednesday the 28th inst, by the
  father of the bride assisted by the Rev James Fulton, MA, Rural Dean, the Rev Clement D Brown, BA,
  incumbent of Shigawake, Baie de Chaleur, to Julia Eliza, eldest daughter of the Rev E G Sutton.

Died - At Valleyfield, on Sunday Oct 9th, Alexander Anderson, aged 46 years, eldest son of the late Laird
  Anderson of Huntingdon.

Died - At St Louis de Gonzague, on the 2nd inst, Martha, youngest daughter of William Sangster, aged 6
  years and 5 days.

Died - At Essex Centre, Ont, on the 28th Sept, after a short illness, of dissentry and inflamation of the
  bowels, James Stacey, aged 30 years, eldest son of Mr William Stacey of Holton's Corners, Beech
  Ridge. He leaves a dear wife to mourn his loss with many relatives and friends.

October 20, 1881

Died - At Jamestown, Co Chateauguay, on the 13th inst, after a few hours of illness, Elizabeth, fifth and
  youngest daughter of Charles McDonald, in her seventeenth year.

Info - Mr Alex Blain, who has for nearly two years been a resident of Emerson, Manitoba, is now on a 
  visit to his friends in this village.

October 27, 1881
Died - At Jamestown on the 24th inst, Janet Burnet, relict of the late John Rodgers, aged 77 years.

Died - At Hinchinbrook, on the 16th inst, of inflammation of the lungs, Isabella Sproulle, relict of the
  late Jas Coulter, aged 73 years, 3 months and 22 days. Deceased was a native of the County Sligo,
  Ireland.

Info - Rev Peter T Rowe, of the Diocese of Algoma, is visiting his relatives in Franklin.

Info - The golden wedding of Mr and Mrs John Seely of Elgin on the 6th of this month was a splendid
affair.

November 3, 1881
Died - At Chateauguay, on the 27th inst (sic), after a short illness borne with patience, Andrew Greig, a
  native of Aberdeen, Scotland, aged 72 years.

Info - In a letter received from Mr Alex Riach, formerly of English River but now of Hamilton, Ont.......

November 10, 1881
Married - At the residence of the bride's father, on the 12th of October, by the Rev Mr Casey, Thomas
  Sproull of the Township of Bright, Algoma district to Isabella, daughter of Mr William Murray of
  Elgin, both formerly of Ormstown.

Married - By the Rev John Holmes, at the Methodist Parsonage, Durham, Nov 9th, Thomas Somerville to Sarah
  McWhinnie, daughter of Mr Wm McWhinnie of Ormstown.

Died - At Chateauguay Basin, on Nov 5th, 1881, Andrew Watt, aged 71 years.

Died - At Australia concession, English River, on the 24th Oct, Janet Gorrie, beloved wife of Alexander
  McFarlane, aged 83 years, a native of Perthshire, Scotland.

November 17, 1881
Info - Messrs Alex Blain and Andrew Walsh left here last Monday morning on their return to Manitoba.

Died - We are indeed sorry to learn that three cousins of Mr John Donaldson of Ormstown have lost 
  their lives in the great disaster on the coast of Berwickshire, Scotland.

November 24, 1881
Birth - On the Ridge Road, township of Hinchinbrook, Nov 17th, the wife of Samuel Boyd, Esq of a son.

Married - At the residence of the bride's mother, Havelock, on the 10th inst, by the Rev Mr Livingston, J
  H Dodds of Montreal to Sarah, eldest daughter of the late James Whiteside of St Chrysostome.

Died - At Ormstown, on Monday evening the 21st inst, Mrs James Corrigan aged 73 years.

Info - Mr Robert McFarlane, for the last three years a resident in the north-west is visiting 
  his relatives and friends in Hinchinbrook.

Info - We observe by American papers that Dr John G Boyd, son of the late Alex Boyd of Hinchinbrook, 
  at the recent election in the state of New York, was elected a State Senator for one of 
  the senatorial districts in New York city. As most of our readers are aware, Mr B has 
  been permanently located in New York for quite a few years.

December 1, 1881
Birth - At River Outarde, island of Jamestown, on the 23rd Nov, the wife of Abraham Taylor of a son.

Died - At Ormstown on Saturday the 26th inst (sic), Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Geo Elliot, Esq, and
  wife of Mr Jamieson. Jas W Bryson, of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, son of Mr J W Bryson 
  of Jamestown.........

December 8, 1881
Married - In San Francisco, on the 20(9?)th Nov 1881, Mr Robert N Oliver, formerly of Dewittville, to 
  Miss Lucy A Jennings of Morey, Nye County, Nevada.

December 15, 1881
Died - We regret to learn that about three weeks ago, near Leadville, Colorado, Arthur, son of 
  James McCurry of the first concession of Hinchinbrook, was fatally crushed under a falling wall. 
  He was taken out alive but died a few hours later. Arthur was 22 years of age, and in company 
  with two other brothers went to Leadville something over a year ago.

Birth - At Beauharnois, on Dec 1st, the wife of Israel Lemay, St Lawrence Hotel, of a daughter.

Died - At Ormstown on the 10th inst, Donald McEwen, a native of Perthshire, Scotland aged 88 years.

Info - The Rev Jas Roy, nephew of Mr Fax, of this village, who has been travelling in Europe for 
  his health during the past summer, has safely arrived home in Montreal.

December 22, 1881
Died - At English River, on the 13th Dec, George, eldest son of John McClenaghan, aged 21 years.

Info - The Rev D W Morison and lady left here yesterday on a visit to the relatives of Mrs Morison at St
  Andrews, Argenteuil Co, PQ.

January 5, 1882
Info - The many friends of F T Boardman, Esq, Customs officer at Vicars, township of Havelock, will 
  regret to learn that he has resigned his position and will for the future make Concord, NH his home.

Birth - At Ormstown, Jan 2nd, the wife of Daniel McDougall of a son.

Birth - At Jamestown, Dec 31st, the wife of James A Smilie of a son.

Birth - At Hinchinbrook, Dec 31st, the wife of John Todd of a son.

Married - At St Andrew's Church Manse, Huntingdon, on the 29th Dec, by the Rev J B Muir, AM, Mr Thomas
  Anderson, Elgin to Caroline Sheppard, daughter of Alexander Lunan, Esq, Godmanchester, PQ.

Married - At the residence of the bride's father, Dec 21st, by the Rev C Mackeracher, Archibald P Cameron
  to Mary Currie, daughter of Thomas Carson, all of English River, County of Chateauguay.

Married - In Buffalo, NY, on the 24th ult, by the Rev John Gordon, DD, Mr Charles Cummings to Miss Mary
  McWhinnie, late of Ormstown.

Married - Before Justice Ross, on the 12th ult, Mr James Feeny, formerly of Dewittville, Canada to Mrs
  Kate Quinn, formerly of Ogdensburg, widow of the late Hugh Quinn.

Married - At the parsonage, Durham, on the 28th ult, by the Rev Mr Holmes, Henry Hastie of Montreal, late
  of South Georgetown to Mary, daughter of Duncan McCaig of North Georgetown.

Died - At Tullochgorum, on the 28th ult, of consumption, Alexander, eldest son of Mr Thomas Craik, aged 20
  years and five months.

Died - Of diptheria, on the 23rd December, Andrew Young, aged 3 years and 6 months, and on the 27th of
  December, Duncan Norman, aged 5 years and 9 months, sons of Mr Alexander McNaughton of Hemmingford.

Died - On the 17th ult, in her 66th year, Agnes Dickman, beloved wife of James A Bryson, of Independence,
  Iowa (formerly of Allan's Corners, PQ). Deceased was a native of Roxburyshire, Scotland.


return

Return to:
ChatCo GenWeb Home Page
Page d'accueil

Accesses:

Copyright©Gina Smith
HTML markup by Burt Lang - Revised:2010/04/12