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Mrs. Dimas Burho

The death of Mrs. Dimas Burho occurred at Steeves Mountain on Tuesday, May 9th. Mrs. Burho was formerly Miss Dimas Jones, the daughter of the late William Jones, of Moncton, Deceased who was 82 years of age, is survived by her husband, three sons, Irvine, Lionell, and Richard, and three daughters, Lydia, Jane, and Susan, also one brother, William Jones, and one sister, Mrs. William Jones, of Moncton. [Moncton Transcript, Wednesday, 10 May 1916, at p. 2]

Ora Jacob Dunham

O.J. Dunham, Of Chartersville, is Called by Death
Well Known Contractor Succumbs to Pneumonia at Age of 56 -- Funeral Saturday Afternoon

A critical illness of 5 days duration ended in death yesterday [13 July 1938] for O.J. Dunham, highly respected resident of Chartersville. [...]

Born at Chartersville on April 5 1882, Ora Jacob Dunham was son of Mrs. Dunham [Hannah Bell Wortman] and the late George Dunham, a well known contractor in masonry and brick laying. [...]

He is survived by his wife [Mary Helen Logan], aged mother and two sons and one daughter. The daughter is Mrs. Jack Rayworth [Helen Logan Dunham], of Chartersville, and the sons are Donald Dunham, at home, and Ralph Dunham, of Sydney, N.S. Two brothers, Ernest of Penticton, British Columbia, and George, of Washington, D.C., and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Mitchell, of Lower Economy, N.S., and Mrs. George Kenzinger, of Toronto, also survive. [...] [Daily Times, Thursday, 14 July 1938, page # missing; excerpt]

David G. Field

Mr. David G. Field Died After Few Days' Illness at Advanced Age of 78

After an illness of a few days -- although he had been in poor health for some months, there passed away at his home in Port Elgin, N.B., one of the oldest residents of the village, David G. Field.

The late Mr. Field was well known throughout the county having spent the greater part of his lifetime in Port Elgin. He was aged 78 years 5 months. Universal regret will be expressed by the residents of the county, especially the older citizens.

He leaves behind his wife [Barbara Ellen Raworth], two sons, Doctor Burton R. Field, of Centreville, Carleton Co., and Ernest L. Field, of Bloomfield, Carleton Co., also one daughter, Lola M. at home. Three brothers also survive, John, of Princeton, Maine; Samuel, of St. Andrews, and Job, of Shemogue, N.B. Also one sister, Mrs. Tingley [Hannah Grant Fields], of Massachusetts. The funeral was held from the home, Friday afternoon at 2:30 to Fernwood Cemetery. [Sackville Tribune, Monday, 25 April 1921] [This article also appeared in the Moncton Daily Times, on Tuesday, April 26, 1921, at p. 7]

Ada (Steeves) Gammon

Petitcodiac, N.B., Nov 4 -- (Special) -- The death of Mrs. Ada Gammon occurred Wednesday at the home of her son, clifford, in Wheaton Mills. She was 85 years of age [b. abt 1863].

Her husband predeceased her 20 years ago [d. abt 1928]. Surviving are nine sons [although I only have 8 on this list ...!] -- Noble and Henry, residing in British Columbia; Purdy, of Colpitts Settlement; John, of Akron, Ohio; Arthur, Hopedale, Mass.; Clifford, Wheaton Mills; Alfred of Malden, Mass.; and David of Belmont, N.H.; one sister Mrs. Marven Lutes, Berry Mills, and two brothers, Sherman Steeves and Frank Steeves, both of Moncton. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30. Following short prayers at the home, the body will be taken to the First Nort River Baptist Church where Rev. W. Ideson of Fawcett Hill, will conduct the service. [Daily Times, Friday, 5 Nov 1948, p. 3]

Mrs. Alfred Gammon

Death in Massachusetts of Former Resident of Wheaton Settlement

Word has been received here of the sudden death of Mrs. Alfred Gammon of Malden, Mass. She was formerly Miss Minnie Wheaton, of Wheaton Settlement.

Surviving are her husband; one son, William; one daughter, Elizabeth; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Wheaton of Wheaton Settlement; one sister, Mrs. C.L. Taylor, Notre Dame; four brothers, James of Cranbrook, B.C., Murray, of Ottawa, Edgar and Fred, of River Glade.

Funeral will be held at her late residence in Malden, Mass., on Thursday afternoon.Obituary [Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 10 February 1943, p. 8]

Henry Havelock Groundwater

Following a long period of ill health, the death of Mr. H.H. Groundwater occurred at his home in Lewisville yesterday morning [18 March 1934]. Although his death was not unexpected, nevertheless it came as a distinct shock to his family and wide circle of friends.

The deceased, who was born in Ammon, Westmorland county, June 14, 1856, and was thus in his 78th year. He resided in Ammon during his entire lifetime until 1931 when he retired from farming and removed to Lewisville. [...]

The deceased was twice married. His first wife, formerly Rebecca Steeves, a daughter of the late Alfred Steeves and Mrs. Steeves, predeceased him by 19 years [d. abt 1915]. His second wife, formerly Miss Maud L. Lutes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lutes, of Lutes Mountain, survives her husband.

Mr. Groundwater is also survived by six sons of his first marriage, Benjamin and Harold, of Ammon, Early, of Lutes Mountain, Hartley, of Winnipeg, Arthur, of Kansas, U.S.A., and Alvin, at home. Nineteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive, as well as 1 sister, Mrs. Sarah Glendenning, Lewisville, and 1 brother, Gilbert Groundwater, of Western United States.

The funeral arrangements have not been made and will be announced later. [Daily Times, Monday 19 March 1934, p. 7]

Ruth M. Groundwater

Death Occurs in Lewisville

The body of Miss Ruth M. Groundwater, 65, was found yesterday afternoon in a shed at the back of her home in Lewisville. Coroner Dr. P. McL. Atkinson, after viewing the remains, said that no inquest would be held and released the body for burial.

The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hazen Groundwater and leaves to mourn one brother, David E. Groundwater, also of Lewisville.

The remains are now resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home and burial arrangements have not yet been completed.[Moncton Daily Times, Friday 17 Sept 1948, p. 2]

Mary Zeruah Groundwater

Passed away on Thursday afternoon April 4th, 1940 at 2 o'clock, Mary Zeruah Groundwater, widow of the late E. Hazen Groundwater in the 98th year of her age. The body is resting at her late home in Lewisville, where funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock [Moncton Daily Times, Friday, 5 April 1940, p. 12]

Frank D. Hope

Death Calls Frank D. Hope, Engineer at Pumping Station -- Stricken With Pneumonia About Two Months Ago -- Was Former City Building Inspector and Charter Member of No. 4 Hose Company

Moncton City lost a faithful and conscientious official yesterday in the passing of Mr. Frank D. Hope, one of the engineers of the new pumping station and for several years Building Inspector. His death occurred at his home, 13 Norwood Avenue about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon following an illness of about two months of pneumonia and complications.

The deceased was a native of Steeves Mountain and was 50 years of age. He had resided in Moncton the greater part of his life and had been in the service of the city for some 17 years, 8 of which he was Building Inspector and the balance as engineer at the pumping station. Of a quiet and unassuming disposition, the late Mr. Hope was held in high esteem by all who knew him. In religion he was a Baptist and a faithful member of Highfield Church, also the Men's Brotherhood. [...]

The late Mr. Hope leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, formerly Miss Lottie Jones, of Steeves Mountain; 3 sons and 3 daughters. The sons are Russell, of Sumner Co.'s staff, Douglas and Lloyd, at home. The daughters are Kay, of the T. Eaton Co.'s staff, Mildred and Marguerite, at home. Two brothers, Trueman, of Moncton, and Clarance, of Steeves Mountain, as well as 3 sisters, Mrs. Guy Steeves, of Salsibury; Mrs. Annie O'Blenis, North River, and Mrs. Lorne Hope, of Moncton, also survive. [...] Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Saturday.
[Moncton Daily Times, Thursday, 15 December 1932, p. 8]:


Mrs. Lottie Hope

The death of Mrs. Lottie Hope, widow of Frank D. Hope of this city, occurred at the City Hospital at 12:45 Sunday morning. Mrs. Hope was a native of Steeves Mountain, 51 years of age and a member of the Highfield Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Russell, Douglas and Lloyd, and three daughters, Mildred, Marguerite, and Kathleen, all at home. She is also survived by three brothers, Luther and Manley Jones, of Berry Mills, and Hector Jones, of Indian Mountain, and three sisters, Mrs. O'Blenis and Miss Christie Jones, of this city, and Mrs. Stiles, of Calgary.

Mrs. Hope had been ill for the last six months, but the end came very unexpectedly and will be learned with much regret by a large number of friends and acquaintances.

The funeral will be held from the family home, 30 Norwood avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
[The Moncton Daily Times, Monday 25 Feb 1935, p. 7]

Catherine (Jones) Jones

The death of Mrs. William Jones occurred at her home of Steeves Mountain on Wednesday night [1 May 1918] after a lingering illness. Deceased was seventy-six years of age. She was a daughter of the late Solomon Jones of that place and her death removes the last member of the family.

She is survived by her husband and three sons, Hector of Lutes Mountain, Luther of Berry's Mills, and Manley of Steeves Mountain; and four daughters, Mrs. Amos O'Blenes and Mrs. Frank D. Hope of Moncton, Mrs. Calvin Stiles, of Winnipeg and Miss Christie [Jones], of Steeves Mountain. Mrs. Jones had a large circle of friends and relatives in Westmorland County who will regret to hear of her death. [Daily Times, 4 May 1918, p. 7]

Mrs. Cuthbert W. Jones

Salisbury, Feb 28 -- Mrs. Mary Jones, 52, wife of Cuthbert W. Jones, died at her home. She was a native of Scotland and came to Canada about 12 years ago. Two years later she married Mr. Jones and since resided in Salisbury. She had been in ill health for the last four years as a result of heart trouble.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mary McQuade, by a previous marriage, and seven step-children: Frank Jones, Moncton; Bert, Charles and Clyde, Salisbury; Mrs. Fielding, Boston; and Mrs. Frank Reeder and Mrs. James Reeder, Salisbury; three brothers, Daniel, William and Samuel Kay, and one sister, Agnes, in Scotland. [Interment: Pine Hill Cemetery] [Moncton Daily Times, Tuesday, 2 March 1937, p. 9]

Edna Earle (Steeves) Jones

[note: could not find obituary]

JONES -- The funeral for Mrs. Edna E. Jones, who died Saturday December 4, 1965 in the Moncton Hospital following a lengthy illness, will be held Monday December 6, 1965 at 2 p.m. from the Tuttle Brothers Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. [Funeral Notice, Daily Times, 6 Dec 1965, p. 5]

Hector Jones

Death Claims Hector Jones

Hector Jones, 82, of Indian Mountain, died in the Moncton Hospital yesterday afternoon following an illness of 4 weeks.

He was born in Steeves Mountain, a son of the late William and Catherine Jones.

He was a member of the Steeves Mountain Baptist Church.

Mr. Jones is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bruce Stiles (Gertrude), Moncton, Mrs. Daisy Girouard, Montreal, Mrs. Alma Steeves, Fredericton, Mrs. I.J. Dalshana [sic: should be Dalshaug] (Aleta), Saskatoon; one son, Kenneth, Indian Mountain; one brother, Luther, Berry Mills; three sisters, Mrs. Caroline O'Blenis and Miss Christy Jones, Moncton, and Mrs. Lillian Stiles, Calgary; 9 granchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

His wife, Aurelia Steeves Jones, predeceased him in 1947.

The remains are resting at Tuttle Brothers Slumber Rooms. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Tuttle Chapel, interment to be in the private Jones cemetery at Steeves Mountain. [Moncton Daily Times, Saturday, 26 April 1952, p. 3]

Luther Martin Jones

Luther Martin Jones, Berry Mills, died at Moncton Hospital yesterday at the age of 88.

Born at Steeves Mountain, he was the son of the late William and Kathleen Jones.

A member of Berry Mills Baptist Church, Mr. Jones was a retired farmer. He retired in 1958.

Surviving are his wife, the former Edna E. Steeves; five daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Trites (Lena), East Bridgewater, Mass., Mrs. Wilbur Ripley (Audrey), Brockton, Mass., Mrs. Harold Lewis (Madelaine), Moncton, and Mrs. William L. Melvin (Marjorie), Salisbury Road; 2 sons, Watson L. Jones, field secretary, C.N.I.B., Moncton, and Gerald L. Jones, also of Moncton.

Other survivors are: 2 sisters, Mrs. Caroline O'Blenis, Moncton, and Mrs. Lillian Stiles, Calgary, several grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The body is resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have yet to be completed. [Daily Times, Wednesday, 11 Oct 1961, p. 5]

Mrs. M. (Ida) Jones

DOBSON'S CORNER (Special) -- Ida Jones, 89, widow of Manley Jones of Dobson's Corner, died Tuesday at the Kiwanis Nursing Home, Sussex, after a brief illness.

Born at Steeves Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Katherine (Hope) Crossman. She was a member of the Steeves Mountain Baptist Church.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. David Dunston (Iva), Berry Mills; 3 sons, Ottie, Moncton, Stillman, Dobson's Corner and Ronald, Charlottetown; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The body is at Armstrong's Funeral Home, Peticodiac, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. [The Moncton Times, Wednesday, 13 Aug 1980, p. 2]

Manley Jones

Aged Resident of Steeves Mountain Dies at Age of 78

Manley Jones, aged resident of Steeves Mountain, passed away at the home of his brother Luther M. Jones, Berry Mills, last evening. He was 78 years of age.

Mr. Jones was born on Steeves Mountain and was one of the district's most highly esteemed residents. Many throughout the vicinity will hear of his death with deep regret.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon with service at the Berry Mills Church. Burial will be made in the Steeves Mountain Cemetery.

The body is now resting at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Parlor. [Daily Times, Wednesday, 14 June 1939, p. 2]

Mrs. William Jones

The death of Mrs. Jones, wife of the late William Jones, occurred Saturday at 12.20 o'clock at 1199 Main Street. Deceased hd been sick for a number of years. Mrs. Jones was 86 years of age; she was born in Steeves Mountain. Her husband predeceased her about 14 years. She leaves to mourn their loss 3 sons and 4 daughters. The sons are Alexander, George L., and William, and the daughters are Mrs. L. Hicks, Mrs. George Baizley, and Misses Hannah and Margaret, all of Moncton; also a number of grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Monday, August 27th at 2.30 o'clock, leaving the house at 3.00 o'clock for Elmwood Cemetery. [The Daily Times, Monday, 27 August 1917, p. 7] [Transcriber note: Dawn Edlund identifies this lady as Martha (Jones) Jones].

Ernest E. Lane
(Special to the Times)

Dorchester, May 5 -- The sudden death of Ernest E. Lane occurred at his home here today. The deceased was overcome by a paralytic stroke Wednesday afternoon while preparing to go to work and although all medical aid possible was summoned he failed to rally. He was 58 years of age and was employed at the Maritime Penitentiary as fireman for 16 years.

Born in the United States and came with his parents, when two years old, to Malden, N.B. where he resided until coming to Dorchester. Besides his widow he is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter, who have the deepest sympathy of the community in their great loss. The sons are Donovan, Homer, and Kenneth, and the daughter is Netina, all at home, also one sister Mrs. S.W. Passmore, Toronto, and one brother, Dr. C.H. Lane, Washington, D.C.

A short service will be hald at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the remains will be conveyed by motor hearse Monday morning to Bayfield, N.B. where a funeral service will be held in the afternoon at 3:30 at the United Church of Canada. Interment will be made at Bayfield. [Moncton Daily Times, Saturday, 6 May 1933, p. 9]


James T. Lane

MALDEN, May 4 -- The death of Mr. James Tweed Lane occurred at his home here at an early hour Sunday morning, May 2, after an illness that confined him to his home for nearly a year. Despite the serious condition of his illness, he was up and around until a few days previous to his death. The deceased was 76 years old.

Of a gracious and kindly nature, he made many warm friends among old and young as he journeyed through life, who will long cherish his memory and who now extend to the bereaved family and relatives their sincere sympathy.

He is survived by his wife, six sons and two daughters. The sons are Joseph, Harold, Frederick, Albert and Arthur, all at home, and Cecil, in Windsor, Ontario. The daughters are Marion and Florence, at home.

[...] Funeral: at St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church, Melrose. Interment in the church cemetery there
[Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 5 May 1937, p. 9]:


Mrs. Sarah Lane

SACKVILLE, Feb. 12 -- The death of Mrs. Sarah Lane, widow of the late Timothy Lane, occured here on Tuesday at the age of 84 years. Deceased was very active for a person of her age, but suffered a severe heart attack Monday from which she did not rally.

She leaves to mourn 1 son, Mr. C. Roy Lane, of Amherst, and a daughter (Hazel) Mrs. W.H. Stokes, Truro. Eight grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive.

The funeral was held from the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles Wry, Charlotte Street, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 and was largely attended.

The body was placed in the Vault at Highland Cemetery, Amherst, until spring, when it will be taken to Truro, to be laid beside her daughter, in the Robie street cemett-roouer [sic], Miss Cassie Lane who died in 1940, in the Robie street cemetery [The last part of this sentence is as it appears in the newspaper. It should likely read: ... her daughter, Miss Cassie Lane who died in 1940, in the Robie street cemetery]. [Moncton Daily Times, Saturday, 13 February 1943, p. 11]

Annie A. Lutes

Dies After Short Illness

The death of Mrs. Annie A. Lutes, wife of Willard D. Lutes, Berry Mills, occurred in the Moncton Hospital, Monday, June 18, after a short illness. She was born at Indian Mountain, the daughter of the late Marven Lutes and Mrs Edith (Steeves) Lutes.

She was a member of the Berry Mills Baptist Church.

Surviving besides her husband, Willard D. Lutes, are her mother, Mrs. Edith Lutes, Berry Mills; one son, Donald Lutes, Lewisville; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Munn, (Edith), Moncton; two brothers, Stanley Lutes, Boston, and Walter Lutes, Bangor, Maine. A son, Hupert Ivan Lutes was killed overseas in 1945.

The body is resting in Cadman's Funeral Home, Alma Street, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Tuesday, 19 June 1962, p. 5]

Edith (Steeves) Lutes

The death of Mrs. Edith Lutes, widow of Marven Lutes of Berry Mills, occurred yesterday at Moncton Hospital after a period of failing health of several months.

Mrs. Lutes was born at Indian Mountain in 1871, the daughter of Alfred and Annie Steeves. She was a member of Berry Mills Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons: Stanley of Boston and Walter of Old Town, Maine, and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from Cadman's Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The body is resting at Cadman's Funeral Home. [Daily Times, Tuesday, 2 October 1962, p. 5]

Mrs. G.B. Lutz

Mrs. G.B. Lutz passed peacefully away at 3.15 o'clock this morning at her house [part hard to read] after a week's illness. The deceased lady was 72 years of age, and had been a resident of Moncton for nearly half a century. Mrs. Lutz was well known and very highly esteemed. She had been for a great many years an active member and worker in the Moncton First Baptist church. She was ever loyal to the church in which she was a devout worshipper, and was a generous contributor to and ardent supporter of every worthy cause. No charitable work appealed to her in vain and her time as well as her means, were fully given to help along the various organizations in the city which had for their object the alleviation of suffering and the betterment of humanity.

The late Mrs. Lutz had a large circle of warm personal friends throughout the city, and her death will be learned with profound regret, not only by her personal friends, but by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.

Deceased is survived by her husband, 1 son, Mr. A.J. Lutz, and George Lutz, grandson, student at McGill University. The deceased was daughter of the late Solomon Jones, of Steeves Mountain. Mrs. William Jones, of Steeves Mountain, is the only surviving member of Mrs. Lutz's family.

Funeral arrangements will be made later.[The Moncton Transcript, Wednesday, 3 May 1916, p. 5]:

[Transcriber's note: This woman was Matilda J. Jones, wife of George Barrett Lutz; her son was Albert John Smith Lutz]

Marvin Lutes

Marvin Lutes of Berry Mills died in the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lancaster Sunday [14 May 1961] following a long illness. He was 96 [b. abt 1865].

Born in Steeves Mountain, he was the son of the late Zacheriah Lutes and the former Orenda Lewis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Lutes was a carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Berry Mills Baptist Church and a former member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and the Order of Foresters.

He is survived by his wife, the former Edith Steeves, one daughter Mrs. Willard Lutes (Annie) of Berry Mills; two sons, Stanley of Boston and Walter of Old Town, Me.; six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Cadman's Funeral Home. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. [Daily Times, Monday, 15 May 1961, p. 5]

W.E. [sic] Lutes

The death of Willard D. at Moncton Hospital Monday. He was 78.

Born at Steeves Mountain, he was son of the late Richard and Eliza (Crossman) Lutes. He was a retired supervisor for the CNR and belonged to the Brotherhood of Maintenance Way. He attended the United Baptist Church in Berry Mills.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois (Brown) Lutes; a daughter Mrs. Lee Munn (Edith), a son, Donald W., two sisters, Mrs. Hester Louis, and Mrs. Rita Rooney, all of Moncton. He is survived by five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His first wife, Annie Lutes, died in 1962 and a son, Hupert, was killed overseas in 1945.

His body is resting at Tuttle Brothers slumber room and funeral service will be from Tuttle Brothers memorial chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 16 Oct 1974, p. 6]

Funeral Notice

LUTES -- The funeral service for Willard D. Lutes of Berry Mills who died at Moncton Hospital, Monday, October 14, 1974, will be held at 2 p.m. at Tuttle Brothers Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The body is resting at Tuttle Brothers Slumber Room. [Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 16 Oct 1974, p. 2]

Mrs. William Lutes

- died Wednesday evening at 7.30 o'clock at the home of her sister (Mrs. F.G. Budd, 474 High street, where she and her husband had been living for the past 6 years)
- deceased was 65 years of age, native of Lutes Mountain, daughter of the late Abram Trites and Mrs. Trites
- survived by: her husband; aged mother; 1 son, Charles, of C.N.R. Paint Shop; 1 daughter, Mrs. James E. Budd, of Mapleton; 2 sisters, Mrs. F.G. Budd and Mrs. Margaret Colwell, of this city; 3 half-brothers: Mr. John Patriquin, Moncton; Mr. Thomas Patriquin, Lutz Mountain; and Mr. David Patriquin, Orono, Maine.
- interment at Elmwood Cemetery
[The Daily Times, Friday, 11 Feb 1927, p. 7]:

A. Noonan

A. Noonan Dies At Age 86

Amherst (Special) -- The death of Mr. Albert S. Noonan occurred suddenly at his home in Hastings at an early hour Monday morning.

- he was 86 years of age
- son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noonan of Melrose, N.B.
- resided in Hastings for the past 59 years
- Surviving: his wife, the former Dolly Crandall of Hastings; three sons: Norman, Charles, James, all of Hastings; 3 daughters: Florence (Mrs. Andrew Skov) of Amherst; Ida (Mrs. Orland Barrett) of Antigonish; and Esther at home; 1 brother: Edward, of Moncton; 1 sister, Mrs. Charles Rush of Montreal
- predeceased by his brother Charles 9 years ago
- interment in Warren Cemetery
[Moncton Daily Times, Tuesday, 27 May 1958, p. 3]:

Amos O'Blenis

Former Superintendent of City Schools Is Called By Death
Amos O'Blenis, Prominent in Educational Life of Province for Many Years Passed Away at Age of 74 -- Native of Salisbury

The community is called upon to mourn the passing of another prominent citizen Mr. Amos O'Blenis, retired superintendent of Moncton City Schools, who passed away at the family residence, 49 Dufferin Street, last evening [5 Sept 1935]. He had been ill for several months and although death was not unexpected yet his passing will be learned with sincere regret by many friends.

Born in Salisbury seventy-four years ago (b. abt 1861] the son of the late John and Mary (Cochrane) O'Blenis, the deceased entered the teaching profession after graduating with honors from the Provincial Normal School at Fredericton. He taught in Model School at Fredericton and came to Moncton in 1904 as inspector of the schools here. He was later appointed superintendent of the schools and held that position until his retirement in 1925.

A man of unquestionable integrity and ability, the deceased was prominent in the educational life of the province. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Salisbury and had always taken an active interest in the work of the fraternity. In religion he was a devout Baptist, and was a faithful member of the Highfield Baptist Church here. As a mark of his importance in educational circles, Mr. O'Blenis was awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree by Acadia University. During his residence in Moncton, he was well known and highly esteemed by all who knew him and the sympathy of his many friends is extended to the sorrowing family.

Surviving are his widow [Caroline Jones], two daughters and one son: Miss Clara O'Blenis, of Acadia University; Miss Helen O'Blenis, Moncton, and Cecil, of the C.N.R. general office staff, Montreal. Two brothers also survive, Thomas, of Salisbury, and Bliss, of Elgin.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced later. [Daily Times, Friday, 6 September 1935, p. 10]

Caroline (Jones) O'Blenis

The death of one of Moncton's oldest and most highly respected citizens occurred early Thursday morning [30 Aug 1962] in the person of Mrs. Caroline O'Blenes, widow of Amos O'Blenes, at her home, 9 Dufferin Street [but, see below, where address is 49 Dufferin St]. Mrs. O'Blenes, who was born in Steeves Mountain, December 27, 1863, was in her 99th year. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Katherine Jones.

She was the oldest member of the Highfield United Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Clarabel and Miss Helen M. O'Blenes and one son, Cecil T. O'Blenes, all residing at home, and one sister, Mrs. Lily Stiles, Calgary, Alberta. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The body is resting at Cadman's Funeral Home, Alma Street, where the funeral services will be held today, August 31 at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. [Daily Times, Friday, 31 Aug 1962, p. 5]

The funeral for Mrs. Caroline O'Blenes, 49 Dufferin Street, was held Friday afternoon [31 Aug 1962] from Cadman's Funeral Home, with Rev. L.E. Blaikie, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, officiating. Mrs. O'Blenes died Thursday.

The soloist, Corey Smith, sang the hymns Unto the Hills and The Lord Is My Shepherd.

Pallbearers were Gerald Jones [son of Luther Martin Jones & Edna Earle Steeves], Ottie Jones [son of Manley Jones & Ida Victoria Crossman], Russell Hope [son of Frank Douglas Hope & Lottie Florence Jones], Douglas Hope [son of Frank Douglas Hope & Lottie Florence Jones], Willard Broad [husband of Mildred G. Hope, daughter of Frank Douglas Hope & Lottie Florence Jones] and Elwin Allaby [husband of Jean Dorothy Brown, daughter of Albert Vesco Brown & Ella A. Jones]. [Note: all the Jones referred to as parents in this paragraph were siblings of Caroline (Jones) O'Blenis.]

Those attending the service were from Moncton and the surrounding district. Numerous floral tributes, Gideon Memorial Bibles and messages of sympathy were received. [Daily Times, Saturday, 1 September 1962]

Mrs. Elizabeth Patriquin

Many Paid Last Tribute as Mrs. Elizabeth Patriquin is Laid to Rest

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Patriquin took place yesterday afternoon from Tuttle Brothers' Mortuary Chapel, where service was conducted at 2 o'clock. [...]

... interment was made in Elmwood Cemetery ... Pallbearers were Floyd King and Edward Smith, sons-in-law of the deceased; Sherman and Herbert Colwell, nephews; Guerney Trites and Chester Marshall. [The Daily Times, Friday, 23 Aug 1935, p. 7]:

Helen Logan (Dunham) Rayworth

Former Moncton Woman Passes Away in Capital
Mrs. Jack Rayworth Succumbs to Lengthy Illness in Fredericton -- Funeral Here Monday Afternoon

A wide circle of friends here and elsewhere will deeply regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Jack Rayworth which occurred at her home in Fredericton yesterday afternoon after an illness of several months' duration. Critically ill for the past few days, her death was not unexpected but nevertheless it came as a distinct shock to members of her family and wide circle of friends.

Mrs. Rayworth had been in ill health for several months and last autumn went to Montreal where she received hospital treatment in the hope that her health would be restored. Her condition improved and she returned home. It was hoped her recovery would be complete but about ten days ago she became critically ill and since that time had gradually sank until death came to her yesterday.

Born in this city thirty-seven years ago she was a daughter of Mrs. Dunham and the late O.J. Dunham. A young woman of pleasing personality and kindly disposition she made a legion of warm friends who will deeply regret to learn of her death.

Mrs. Raywoth is survived by her husband, two daughters Margaret and Mollie, and one son Donald, all at home. Her mother, Mrs. O.J. Dunham [M. Helen Logan] and two brothers O. Donald Dunham, Chartersville, and Ralph E. Dunham, Sydney, N.S., and her grandmother Mrs. H.B. Dunham [Hannah Bell Wortman] of Fredericton also survive. Miss Ina Logan, of Fredericton, is an aunt.

The body will arrive in Moncton Monday morning and the funeral will take place that afternoon with service in Tuttle Brothers Funeral Chapel at an hour to be announced later. Burial will be made in Elmwood Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Saturday, 20 April 1940, p. 9]

Mrs. Elizabeth Somers

Many friends throughout the city will learn with sincere regret of the death which occurred this morning of Mrs. Elizabeth wife of Malcolm Somers, who passed away at her home, corner of Bonaccord and St. George street, about half past 7 o'clock. [...]

The deceased lady was 78 years of age -- resident of Moncton for 14 - 15 years.

Survived by her husband, Mr. Malcolm Somers, also 2 sons and a daughter. The sons are Messrs. Walter and Dr. Leverett H., both of this city, and the daughter is Mrs. Henry Jones who lives on the Salisbury Road about 5 miles from Moncton. Mrs. Somers was a daughter of the late John Steeves of Hillsboro. [...] Mrs. Milner Carlyle and Mrs. George Steeves, formerly of Hillsboro, now residing in Moncton, are sisters.

[...] Funeral at house on Sunday; interment at family burying ground at Allison.
[The Transcript, Friday, 1 Feb 1907, p. 8]:

Alfred Steeves

Alfred Steeves, a well-known resident of Indian Mountain, died of a stroke of paralysis at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning after an illness of several months. He was 82 years old [born about 1838] and is survived by his widow [Annie Maddison], four sons, David [Alfred David] and Sherman, of Moncton; Earlie, of Lewisville; Frank, of Indian Mountain and four daughters, Mrs. Allen Gammon [Ada], of Wheaton Settlement; Mrs. Bliss Bailey [Elvira Alberta], of California; Mrs. Marvin Lutes [Edith], of Berry's Mills; Mrs. Hector Jones [Aurelia Annie], of Indian Mountain. He is also survived by one brother Archibald, of Winnipeg; one sister, Mrs. Albert Horsman [Louisa Ann], of Lutz Mountain and two half sisters Mrs Howard Lutes [Frances Jane], of Georgetown, and Mrs. O'Neil [Wealthy], of Salem, Mass., U.S.A., and 31 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

The funeral took place from his late residence Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were conducted by the pastor of the Lutz Mountain Baptist Church, the Rev. J.P. Crabtree. [Daily Times, Thursday, 23 December 1920, p. 7]

Alfred David Steeves

Death David Steeves is Mourned

The death in City Hospital yesterday morning [14 Jan 1948] of David Steeves removed one of Moncton's retired pioneer merchants, one who was among the early business men on St. George street and who had contributed a great deal to the upbuilding of the central and western section of that street as a mercantile area in the city. His passing came unexpectedly following complications which developed after a fall in his home in Norwood Avenue last week when he sustained a fractured bone in one foot.

David Steeves was a native of Indian Mountain, Westmorland County, being born on November 13, 1864, a son of the late Alfred and Annie (Maddison) Steeves. He was thus in his 83rd year.

[... (much description of his business, personal and religious activities)]

Mr. Steeves was predeceased by his wife [Phoebe M.A. Jones] a dozen years ago. He leaves to mourn 1 stepson, Walter Humphrey, and a stepdaughter, Mrs Bertha Hopper, both of this city, 2 brothers, Frank of Steeves Mountain and Sherman of Moncton and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ada Gammon of Wheaton Settlement and Mrs. Marven Lutes of Berry Mills.

Excerpt of rest: [Body resting at] Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home; funeral at 3.30 o'clock on Saturday; burial in Elmwood Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Friday, Jan 15, 1948, p. 2]

John Franklin Steeves

The death of John Franklin Steeves occurred Friday [13 Aug 1954] at the home of his son, Leonard Lewis Steeves, Coverdale, in his 86th year [b. abt 1868]. Born at Indian Mountain, he was the son of the late Alfred and Annie (Maddison) Steeves.

He was a well known farmer at Indian Mountain, having retired from active farming in 1945. He was a member of the United Baptist Church, Lutes Mountain.

Surviving are his four sons, John Franklin, Jr., in the U.S.A., William Alfred, Ontario, Samuel Stephen, Moncton, and Leonard Lewis, Coverdale, with whom he resided; one sister, Mrs. Marven Lutes [Edith], Berry Mills; one brother Earl N. Steeves, British Columbia; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The remains are resting in Cadman's Funeral Home, and the funeral service will be held in Cadman's Funeral Parlors, Sunday, August 15, at 3:30 p.m. Interment in Chapman Cemetery, Coverdale. [Daily Times, Saturday, 14 Aug 1954, p. 14]

Phoebe M.A. (Jones) (Humphrey) Steeves

Steeves -- Passed away at the family home, 349 St. George Street, Moncton, N.B. on Sunday, February 16, 1936, Mrs. David Steeves, beloved wife of Mr. David Steeves, merchant. [Daily Times, Monday, 17 February 1936, p. 8]

Many friends will learn with deep regret of the passing of Mrs. David Steeves at her residence 349 St. George Street, Sunday evening [16 Feb 1936]. Mrs. Steeves was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Jones, and was born in Belle Isle, Kings County, but had lived practically all her life in Moncton. [...]

She was twice married, her first husband being Charles B. Humphrey, a conductor on the old Intercolonial Railway.

Mrs. Steeves is survived by her husband, David Steeves, well known merchant, also one son Walter Humphrey, and one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Hopper, Dufferin Street, 3 grandchildren, William Humphrey, Walter and Marguerita Hopper, this city [Moncton]; one sister, Mrs. Ella Mills, Moncton, and one brother, Norman Jones, Gladeside, Kent Co.

Funeral: Wed afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence; burial at Elmwood. [Daily Times, Tuesday, 18 February 1936, p. 9]

Mr. Rufus Steeves

The death of Mr. Rufus Steeves, a well known resident of Berry's Mills and a familiar figure about town, occurred at his home, Berry's Mills, about 12 o'clock yesterday. Mr. Steeves had been ill about 6 or 7 weeks. A couple of years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke in Moncton and never fully recovered from its effects. The deceased was in the 81st year of his age and was born at Steeves Mountain where he spent nearly all his life, being a fairly well to do farmer. He was well known in Moncton and had a great many friends. He was a member of the Steeves Mountain Baptist church and passed away peacefully and happy. Deceased leaves a widow, five sons, Abel, Arain, King and William, Berry's Mills, and Reuben, the latter living in the west, and one daughter, Mrs. Harry Ayer, of California. The funeral takes place at 12 o'clock to-morrow, interment taking place at Boundary Creek. [The Daily Times, Tuesday, 9 Jan 1900, p. 4]

Gertrude Lillian (Jones) Stiles

The death of Mrs. Gertrude L. Stiles, wife of Bruce Stiles, 331 Robinson Street, occurred yesterday morning in the Moncton Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Steeves Mountain, 54 years ago [b. abt 1899], a daughter of the later Mr. and Mrs. Hector Jones [Hector & Aurelia Annie (Steeves) Jones]. A member of the Highfield United Baptist Church as well as a member of the Grand Linge Missionary Society, Mrs. Stiles was also a past noble grand of Pearl Rebekah Lodge, of this city.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Gerald, Saint John, and a daughter, Mrs. R.W. Stackhouse [Raymond Walter Stackhouse & Marion Lilian Stiles], North Vancouver, B.C., two grand children; three sisters, Mrs. I.J. Dalshaug [Ingman Joseph Dalshaug & Aleta Mildred Jones], Saskatoon, Mrs. J.A. Girouard [Joseph Alyre Girouard & Daisy Helena Jones], Verdun, P.Q., and Mrs. Alma Steeves [Alma Rhoda Steeves], Centre Blissville, N.B., and one brother Kenneth Jones, Indian Mountain.

The body is resting in Tuttle Brothers Slumber Parlor. The funeral service will be held in the Tuttle Brothers Funeral Chapel, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be placed in the Elmwood Cemetery vault until the spring. [Daily Times, Friday, 9 Jan 1953, p. 10]

Henrietta (Sears) (Gratto) Thompson

Mourn Death of Mrs. H. Thompson

The death of Mrs. Henrietta Thompson occurred early yesterday at Green Acres Nursing Home where she had been a patient for several months.
Mrs. Thompson formerly resided at 149 King Street, this city, and had also resided at Shediac until the family moved to Moncton 18 years ago. Mrs. Thompson was twice married, her first husband being the late William Gratto and her second husband the late James Thompson.
Born in Apple River, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rachel Sears. She was a member of St. George's Anglican Church and took a keen interest in all church activities until ill health prevented her. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary and at one time held an office in that society. She was also a member of the Willing Workers of the Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William E. Thompson [Viola Maude Gratto] of this city, and Mrs. Doris Allen, wife of Dr. E. Allen [Eugene Allen], of Melford, Mass., as well as two sons, William Gratto, Moncton, and Armand Thompson, Morin Heights, Quebec, and two grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
The funeral will be held from Tuttle's Chapel at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. [Moncton Daily Times, Wednesday, 10 Jan 1951, p. 12]

Final Tribute is Paid Late Mrs H. Thompson

Friends and relatives gathered yesterday at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Chapel to pay a final tribute of love and respect to the late Mrs. Henrietta Thompson, 149 King Street. Mrs. Thompson, who was the widow of James Thompson, died this morning at Green Acres Nursing Home, Magnetic Hill, after a long illness.
The service in Tuttle Brother's Chapel was conducted by Rev. J.J. Alexander, rector of St. George's Church, with the church choir in attendance. Hymns sung by the choir were "Breathe on Me Breath of God" and "How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine".
Pallbearers were R. Myles, Norman Howell, Walter Melanson [husband of Leona Gordon Rayworth], Clarence MacDonald, Armand Thompson [her son] and William Gratto [her son].
The body was placed in the vault at Elmwood Cemetery until spring when burial will be made in the family lot at Elmwood.
There was a profusion of floral tributes testifying to the high esteem in which Mrs. Thompson was held by her wide circle of friends. [Moncton Daily Times, Friday, 12 Jan 1951, p. 16]

Viola Maude (Gratto) Thompson

Mrs. V. Thompson Dies in Hospital

Mrs. Viola Thompson, wife of William E. Thompson, 149 King Street, died yesterday afternoon in the Green Acres Nursing Home, Magnetic Hill, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Thompson was in her 58th year.

Born in Sackville, a daughter of the late Henrietta and William Gratto, she was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, Moncton.

Surviving besides her husband are: one sister, Mrs. Eugene Allen (Doris), Milford, Mass., two brothers, William G. Gratto, Saint John, and Armand Thompson, Ottawa.

The body is resting in Tuttle Brothers Slumber Room and the funeral arrangements will be announced later. [Daily Times, Friday, 11 September 1953, p. 3]

William Ernest Thompson

The death of William Ernest Thompson of 25 LeBlanc Avenue in Lakeburn occurred Tuesday at Moncton Hospital. He was 83 [b. abt 1887].

Born in P.E.I., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson. He was an employee of the CNR's crane and equipment department, havng retired several years ago. He was a member of St. George's Anglican Church.

His wife, the former Viola Gratto, died several years ago.

He is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Harry Smith (Isabella) of Moncton; Mrs. John Prada (Annie) of Edgartown, Mass.; and Mrs. Bruce Higgins (Mary) of Harwick, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.

The body is resting at Tuttle Brothers' funeral home in Moncton, where the funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday [10 Dec 1970]. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. [Daily Times, Wednesday, 9 Dec 1970, p. 5]



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