February 2nd, 1916

February 2nd, 1916

Died In Hospital.

Mr. Henry Wentzell received a telegram on Monday from Ottawa, informing him that his brother, Private Joseph Hughie Wentzell, was dead. Private Wentzell’s death occurred on Saturday at a hospital in Etaples, France, from a gunshot wound in the neck.

Joseph Wentzell is the first of the Berwick Contingent of Volunteers for service overseas to lose his life in this war. He was born in Lunenburg on May 25, 1870. Mr. Henry Wentzell is the only living near relative of the deceased.


There passed away at Millville, Aylesford, after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude, Mr. Isaac Keddy, aged seventy two years. He was born in New Ross, Lunenburg County, where the early part of his life was spent. He married early in life, Caroline Veinott, of Mahone Bay, who survives him, together with four sons, two daughters, twenty-three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Thirty six years ago he moved to Aylesford, where the remainder of his life was spent. A kind husband and father, a man liked and respected by all who knew him, he will be much missed by friends and neighbors of the community in which he lived, as well as by a host of old friends of his younger days in Lunenburg County. He was a member of the Anglican Church and was buried at St. Mary’s Church, Auburn, his pastor, Rev. Mr. Parlee, officiating.


There passed away at Aylesford, on January 12th, a well-known resident, in the person of Amos Henry Davidson. Mr. Davidson was in the 67th year of his age and had spent his whole life in this neighborhood. He leaves a wife, daughter of the last Charles Borden, of Canard, and an aged mother, to mourn their loss. These have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends and neighbors.

While Mr. Davidson had not been enjoying good health for a number of years, his last illness was of short duration. Shortly before Christmas he had an attack of la grippe from which he never rallied.

In Mr. Davidson’s home that good old fashioned virtue, hospitality, has ever been wonderfully demonstrated. None knew better than he how to give the welcoming hand, and his loss will long be felt by all who called him "friend."