January 21, 1914

January 21, 1914


Henry Kennealy.

On the morning of Friday, January 9th, Henry Brady Kennealy entered into rest at the old Hamilton homestead, at Harborville, which had been his home during his whole life. He was the seventh son of the late James Kennealy, and one of Harborville’s few remaining young men.

Henry Kennealy’s death adds one more tot he list of victims of the dreaded white plague. In the years of his lingering illness he was brave as a man should be, and fought against the ravages of his disease with might and main. When worn out with the struggle he went to sleep as does the babe in its mother’s arms.

For the thirty-seven years of his life, Henry was well and favorably known by almost every one in this and adjoining counties, and wherever known was popular an well liked.

He was of a cheerful disposition; ever ready to help a neighbor in distress, but the trait that stood out eminently beyond all others in his character was the more than brotherly devotion to his stricken sister, Miss Lena Kennealy, who through an illness some twelve years ago became totally blind.

To this sister (his only one,) Henry devoted himself in his young manhood, and protected, shielded and supported her.

For the last six years of his life, he was her constant companion.

It was Henry who was mother and sister to this poor stricken girl, who, as long as he was able to do so, led her about the old homestead; who enabled her with the eyes of her childhood days to recall the beauties of the old home and its surroundings. In that devotion that was unselfish as a mother’s, Henry has left an example that it behoves all brothers to follow.

He was laid away at Kingston, on the beautiful afternoon of January 12th, the services of the Roman Catholic Church being feelingly and impressively conducted by Father Moriarity, of Kentville. Before the body was removed from the old home, a quartette of Harborville, sang two selections at the request of Miss Kennealy. "I am coming" as a solo by Mr. D. Boyd Parker, was very feelingly rendered, as was "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," by Mr. Bruce E. Woodworth.

To the sister suffering in darkness her own great personal affliction, the heart felt sympathy of everyone will be extended, as well as to the remaining brothers and other relatives. – Com.

Mr. James Coonan.

The community of Harborville were shocked on Tuesday, Dec. 30th. to hear of the sudden death of Mr. James E. Coonan aged 80 years.

Mr. Coonan was one of the oldest residents of Harborville to which place he came some fifty years ago.

He was born at Moncton, N.B., in 1833. At the age of thirty years he moved to Canning.

His wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Batchelor, daughter of the late Luther Durling, of Steam Mill Village. They lived in Canning for five years; then moved to Harborville where the last part of his life was spent.

They had no children but brought up two boys. Thomas C. Carey, now of Cambridge, Mass., and Vinton C. Connor of Harborville with whom Mr. Coonan lived and by whom he was tenderly cared for during his last illness.

Mr. Coonan will be much missed in the community. He leaves a wife to mourn the loss of a kind husband.

The Rev. Mr. Saunders, of Waterville, conducted the service at the funeral. He was laid to rest in the Black Rock Cemetery on January 1, 1914.



At Harborville, on Friday, January 9th, Henry Brady Kenneally, aged 37 years.

At Waterville, on Tuesday, Jan. 20th, Mr. James Woodroffe, aged 78 years.

At Harborville, Jan. 19th, Mr. Robert Ogilvie, aged 80 years.

At the home of his son, Arthur M. White, in New York, on Dec. 30, 1913, Mr. Henry White, aged 83 years.