September 20th, 1900

September 20, 1900

Death of Dr. E. A. Read.

Eliphalet Allison Read, Ph. D., died at the residence of his father, Rev. E. O. Read, Waterville, shortly after three o’clock yesterday afternoon. Dr. Read, who was a professor at Kalamazoo college, came to Waterville a few weeks ago to spend his vacation with his parents. He was taken sick with typhoid fever, which became complicated with pneumonia and has caused his death.

Dr. Read was a young man of great promise. His early days were spent in Berwick, where his youthful brilliance and ability gave every reason to expect for him a noble future. He graduated from college with high honors and though but a young man had achieved a leading place in the ranks of Educationalists. His early removal is deplored by all who knew him and sincere sympathy is felt for the bereaved widow, the father, mother and brothers in their sorrow.

Death of a Clergyman.

The Rev. William Ellis, who has been seriously ill for some time past died at his residence, Berwick, on Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock. The news was received on all sides with the most profound sorrow, for the friends of the deceased were numbered among old and young of all denominations.

Mr. Ellis was born at Brighton, England, 68 years ago. He held a number of curacies in different parts of England until 1867, when he came to Nova Scotia, his first parish in their diocese being that of Dartmouth and Eastern Passage, Halifax Co. He subsequently officiated in the parishes of St. George’s (Halifax), Lunenburg and Sackville, N.S., holding the rectorship of the last named church for seventeen years. After a year’s rest, spent in West Dublin Lunenburg Co., he accepted the charge of Berwick mission, in 1894 and continued, in spite of failing health, to labor here until a little more than a year ago, when he resigned and retired from the active work of the ministry. During his charge many improvements were accomplished in and about the Church property. The renovation of the Chancel was the last work of his ministry, but up to the end of his life he retained a deep interest in the little Church, and was contemplating other improvements in the interior arrangements.

Mr. Ellis was a great sufferer, his constitution being undermined by a complication of disease, as a result of which he was never wholly free from pain. In spite of this, however, he was an enthusiastic worker, in the Church which he loved so dearly. He was a fluent and forcible preacher – in many respects one of the best in the diocese.

The funeral will take place on Friday, at 2 p.m. at Christ Church, Berwick, from whence the remains will be taken by the afternoon express to Sackville, Halifax Co., where the interment will take place.

The sympathy of friends in all parts of the diocese is extended to the bereaved widow.


Among Acadian Recorder "Reminiscences of our native land," we find the following marriages in 1835: -

At Wilmot, on 10th May, by the Rev. Ingram E. Bill, Doctor Woodberry Thorne, to Maria Sabin, third daughter of John King, Esq., R. N.

At Pleasant Valley, Horton, on 20th May, by the Rev. Theodore S. Harding. Thomas N. DeWolfe, of Parrsborough, to Caroline Sophia, daughter of Samuel Bishop, Esq.

At Aylesford, on 13th June, by Rev. H. L. Owen, Michael Stevenson, of Tipperary, Ireland, to Isabelle, fifth daughter of John Patterson of that parish.