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Digby obituaries for June 1919 thru January 1922

1919 Mrs Seraph Daley

died on Monday, June 16, 1919 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L.Marshall Obituary contained surnames BANKS, COSSABOOM, DALEY, DEARMAND

MRS SERAPH DALEY We regret to inform you this week of the death of Mrs Seraph DALEY the widow of the late Capt. Crawford DALEY of Culloden,who passed away at her home last Sunday evening at the age of seventy-five years and 10 months. The deceased has been ailing for some time with diabetes but bore her suffering with Christian fortitude. She leaves to mourn three daughtersand two sons. Mrs Bernard COSSABOOM of Digby; Mrs Jean BANKS of Rossway and Mrs Eda DEARMAND of Culloden; William at home and Hanford of Brighton also one sister and four brothers. The funeral was held Tues. afternoon ,the service being conducted by Rev.T. McAVOY , pastor of the Baptist church. The floral tributes were beautiful.

1919 Howard ANDERSON

died on Friday, July 4, 1919 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Ian Anderson Obituary contained surnames ADAMS, ANDERSON, BOWER, HARMS, LETTENEY, LOVETT, MACDONALD, READ, SPOONER

Digby Courier 4 July 1919 CAPT. HOWARD ANDERSON "Capt. Howard ANDERSON is dead" were the words which flew around town on Saturday evening, carrying with them a feeling of gloom which depressed the whole community. It was hard to realize that a man apparently so well and happy as he was a few days before should have been so suddenly called. His death followed an operation for appendicitis. Capt. ANDERSON had been enjoying a fishing trip in the woods at his camp, Cedar Lake, and not feeling well came out on Sunday. He did not seem to be seriously ill and was about town as usual, being out in his car last Thursday. That evening he took to bed. His physician Dr. READ saw the serious nature of the trouble. and after a consultation with Dr. LOVETT, of Bear River, it was decided to send to Halifax for a specialist and Dr. H. K. MACDONALD, who was sent for arrived Saturday afternoon and an operation was performed soon afterwards. The captain never rallied, passing away about 6:30. He was born in Parker's Cove, Annapolis, 63 years ago, and came to Digby about forty years ago. In early manhood he was a very successful skipper of fishing vessells and only retired from the sea about eighteen years ago. He then went into fish business on his own account, later going into partnership with Jonathon LETTENEY as Anderson & Letteney. this partnership was dissolved and he continued in business for himself until the organization of the Maritime Fish Corporation when he sold out to them and became their superintendant, which position he has held ever since. He was a most valued member of the corporation and was held in the highest esteem by all his associates. he served two terms in the town council, and was a member of the school board; he has been town assessor for eight years and harbour master since 1906. a member of the Masonic Lodge and in religion a Baptist, he will be much missed in these circles. In politics he was a Liberal. There was probably no greater authority on marine and fishing matters in western Nova Scotia than Capt. ANDERSON. He leaves a widow, who was miss Florence ADAMS of Deep Brook: one son, councilor F. ANDERSON of Digby; two daughters, Lena , the wife of Rev. F.A. BOWER Morgantown, N.C. and Annie, wife of M.E. HARMS, of Edmonton, Alta. also one brother, C.B.ANDERSON, Shediac, N.B. and one sister Mrs. E. C. SPOONER, Newport, R.I.

1920? Reverend William PHILLIPS

died on Thursday, January 1, 1920 Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames PHILLIPS

Details - A large circle of friends will regret to learn of the Rev. Wm. PHILLIPS of Digby, but formerly pastor of the Windsor Methodist Church, which occurred at Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday night. Mr. PHILLIPS had just arrived at Dartmouth, where he was to spend his vacation. He was passing along Ochterlonry St. when he was seen to fall suddenly, and upon examination, it was learned he was dead. The remains were taken to Zinck's Undertaking Rooms and there prepared for burial, being conveyed to Middleton on Monday's express. Deceased was well and favorably known throughout Nova Scotia, and the sympathy of a large circle of friends goes out to the bereaved family.

1920 Joseph Stevens

died on Friday, March 19, 1920 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HICKS, KENNEDY, PERRY, STEVENS

Freeport has lost another resident in the person of Joseph L. STEVENS aged 66 years. Deceased had been in poor health for some time, suffering from a stroke of paralysis some four years ago.However death was sudden when it came. He leaves to mourn one son and five daughters namely Mrs C. M. HICKS of Westport;Mrs J.B. KENNEDY of Saskatchewan;and Eudora of Lynn MA. Mrs Albert PERRY ; Florence and William of this place. Greatest sympathy is extended to allwho mourn.The funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon in the church conducted by Rev. G.W. BROOKER.

1920 Mrs Delia Jones

died on Friday, September 3, 1920 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames JONES

Sept 3 1920 Digby Courier MRS DELIA JONES After lying unconscious for nearly a week , the death occurred of Mrs Delia JONES on Sunday last at the home of Mrs Forbes JONES , Weymouth. The deceased lady was the widow of Clifford , son of Forbes Jones of Weymouth. Until the last few years she resided in Indiana USA, when she came to make her home here.For a number of years Mrs JONES has been a invalid and her death was not unexpected. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon Aug. 31st. The services were conducted by Rev. Morris Taylor , with interment in St. Peter's Churchyard.

1920 Robert Pyne

died on Friday, September 3, 1920 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames PYNE

Digby Courier Sept. 3 1920 ROBERT PYNE RobertPYNE , who was workig for Elijah MULLEN, Weymouth died quite suddenly a week ago Wednesday of apoplexy, aged 62 years. He belonged somewhere in the Western End of Annnapolis County , but just where is not known. The funeral took place last Saturday.

1920 Mrs George T Cooke

died on Friday, October 29, 1920 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BLIAZARD, COOKE, COSMAN, GATES, SABEAN, SHUMAKER, THURBER, WRIGHT

Digby Courier Oct. 29, 1920 MRS GEORGE T COOKE Word was received of the sudden death of Lottie, wife of George Tuttle COOKE of Ethelton Sask.;former resident of Weymouth North. She passed away Oct. 9th. from heart failure at the age of 62 years. She was the daughter of the late John WRIGHT and is survived by an aged mother, Mrs May WRIGHT and one sister , Mrs Frank E. GATES of Hillgrove also three brothers George of Bear River; John and Oscar in different parts of the USA. Besides these she leaves a sorrowing husband, also ten children , the eldest being Mrs Fred SHUMAKER of Leomister, MA ; David R. of Revere MA ; Mrs Robert BLIAZARD of Saint John NB;Mrs Arch THURBER ,of Weymouth North,also Mrs Oscar SABEAN , Mrs Sidney THURBER , Mrs Willis COSMAN , Otis A. ; Harry and Fred all of Ethelton. The deceased was a member of St. Mary' Bay Church and had been in good health up to a few days of her death, which came as a great shock to the members and friends of the family. Much sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones. The funeral was held from her late home in Ethelton.

1920 Percy S. McKay

died on Friday, October 29, 1920 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L MARSHALL Obituary contained surnames MCKAY

Digby Courier 29 Oct. 1920 PERCY S MACKAY With deep sorrow we have to record the death of Percy S. MACKAY which took place at his home in Hill Grove on Sunday. Though he had been in failing health for over eight years the end came suddenly. He had reached the age of thirty-seven years and in that time had made a host of friends as was evidenced by the largely attrnded funeral held on Tuesday. The funeral services were conducted by the pastor , Rev, D.E. Hatt. The deceased leaves a wife , two children , mother and one one brother Duncan.The floral tributes were very beautiful including a handsome wreath from the Hill Grove BaptistChurch of which the deceased was a faithful member. He will be much missed from the choir and also from his Sabbath School class of boys , who marched in a body to the grave . The family have the sincerest sympathy of the community.

1921 I. A. Handspiker

died on Friday, April 15, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames HANDSPIKER

Digby Courier 15 April 1921 I.A. HANDSPIKER The sudden death from pneumonia occured at Culloden on the 5th. inst. of Irving Arnold HANDSPIKER at the age of 1 year and 20 days. , son of Mr. and Mrs Wallace HANDSPIKER . Father, mother , two brothers, four sisters , two grandchildren and other relatives are left to mourn the loss of one that won their hearts by his bright and winning ways.Interment took place on Thursday at Culloden . Rev. Mr. Wilson officiating.

1921 Mrs Charles Melanson

died on Friday, April 15, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames ALLRIGHT, MELANSON, SONIA

Digby Courier 15 April 1921 MRS CHARLES W MELANSON Mrs Lottie M. MELANSON , wife of Charles W. Melanson passed away at her home , 11 Eastern Ave. , Glouster MA , April 2, at the age of 40 years. , after a long illness, she having been confined to her bed since last November. She was a native of Weymouth , her parents being John and Elizabeth [SONIA ] Allright but had made her home in Gloucester for many years, going there when a young woman. She is survived by her husband and one son Ernest of Gloucester,also her mother ,one brother Alexander ALLRIGHT and one sister , Miss Rachel ALLRIGHT all of Weymouth . The funeral took place at Gloucester Monday morning after requiem high mass in St. Ann's Church.

1921 Alfred Boutilier

died on Friday, May 6, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BLAKENEY, BOUTILIER, GIDNEY

ALFRED BOUTILIER The death took place at an early hour Wednesday morning of Alfred BOUTILIER of Centerville. , the head of the well known firm of A. Boutilier & Co. , after an illness of appolexy of but two hours duration. He was born near Halifax and was 61 years old. As a young man he came to Centerville about forty years ago. Entering the fish business he gradually built up a large trade and the firm founded by him has been a power in the fish trade of Western Nova Scotia for years. They also operated two steamers , The Centeville and Frances Boutilier, in the coasting trade, principally between Western Nova Scotia ports and Saint John. He leaves a widow who is the daughter of A. M. GIDNEY , collector of customs , a late member of the legislature and two children Alfred and Angus. as well as three sons and one daughter by a previous marriage , the sons being Eldred at home, Walter of Montreal and Irvin now in Quebec and the daughter Lila now in the west. He leaves also one brother James in Centerville and one sister Mrs. Thomas BLAKENEY , Halifax. The funeral will take place on the arrival of Walter from Montreal.

1921 Colin Arthur Langford

died on Friday, May 6, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames ELDERKIN, LANGFORD

COLIN ARTHUR LANGFORD The death of Colin Arthur LANGFORD , the four year old son of Mr and Mrs Colin E. LANGFORD Weymouth Falls , took place at Yarmouth Hospital on Wednesday morning of last week. The child was taken to Yarmouth by Dr. ELDERKIN on Tuesday afternoon for an operation which was preformed that evening . The remains were brought to Weymouth on Wednesday Morning

1921 Mrs J. E. Henshaw

died on Friday, May 6, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BROOKS, BURNHAM, HENSHAW, JEFFERSON, STONE, TURNBULL

Mrs J.E. HENSHAW A very suden death took place last Friday evening at the home of Mrs George E. TURNBULL, Light House Road , when her mother Ada, wife of Joseph E. HENSHAW died suddenly after an illness of but a few minutes. Mr. and Mrs HENSHAW and son Llewelyn had only that week returned from Hartford CT where they had been for the past six years, intending to take up a farm in the neighbourhood of Digby. Mrs HENSHAW was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Harris JEFFERSON, of Bear River. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband , two sons, Walter of Hartford CT and Llewelyn ;at present in Digby;two daughters , Mrs P.J. BROOKS, of Somerville MA and Mrs George E. TURNBULL of Digby, as well as two sisters , Mrs Arthur STONE of Boston and Mrs William BURNHAM of CA. The funeral is taking place today. Interment at Bear River.

1921 Howard Titus

died on Friday, June 10, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Joanne Chubb Obituary contained surnames ANDERSON, MCLEARN, TITUS

Obituary-Digby Courier-Friday, June 10, 1921 HOWARD TITUS On Sunday, the 29th of May, Westport was again saddened to learn that Howard TITUS had passed to the great beyond. Mr. TITUS had been in ill health for quite a long while. Last winter he went to Boston, Mass., and underwent a serious operation in the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and returned home in March, but he never got about, and gradually weakened until he passed away. Mr. TITUS was man of sterling character, a member of the Christian church and member of the I.O.O. F. Mr. TITUS was 70 years of age. He was a great suffered but bore all his sufferings with Christian grace and fortitude. He was buried from the Christian Church on Tuesday afternoon. A large number attended the service. The Rev. Mr. ANDERSON conducted the ceremonies at the Church and the Oddfellows at the grave. He leaves his widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Floris of Winthrop, Mass., Mrs. MCLEARN of East Boston, and five sons Lorne, of Sydney and Edwin, Robert, Milledge and Douglas, at home, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and parent. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great bereavement.

1921 Augustus WENTZELL

died on Friday, June 10, 1921 Source: Digby Weekly Courier Submitter: [email protected] Obituary contained surnames SNELL, WENTZELL

' Augustus WENTZELL passed away at his home in Bear River, June 3rd, after a long illness born with patience. He leaves to mourn their loss a loving wifw; 2 daughters, Harriet, at home, Mrs. LeRoy SNELL, at Morganville, and a son Otis, residing in Manitoba, also two brothers and three sisters in Massachusetts and one brother in Maine, and one in Rossway. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.'

1921 William H LOCKWOOD

died on Friday, June 17, 1921 Source: DIGBY WEEKLY COURIER Submitter: D BLAKE CONRAD Obituary contained surnames LOCKWOOD

William H LOCKWOOD, who was born in Digby 53 years ago and lived here until about 1887, died at his home in Monclair, New Jersey, on Saturday, June 4th. He was a son of John & Harriet LOCKWOOD.'

1921 Fred Prime

died on Friday, September 23, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames PETERS, PRIME, THURBER

Martime News Fred PRIME , a well known fisherman of Freeport , was drowned Friday night. In the company with Garfield THURBER he started in a sailboat for St.Mary's Bay on a squidding expedition . When going through the passage the boat struck a rock and capsized . PRIME went overboard but THURBER managed to get on the rock. The accident was seen by the lightkeeper PETERS , who went to the rescue.The water was comparatively shallow and clear and PRIME'S body could be plainly seen . They got him ashore , still alive , but he was too far gone and died shortly afterwards . He was 56 years old and leaves a widow , three sons and one daughter , also a brother in St. John.

1921 Mrs Elizabeth Daley

died on Friday, October 28, 1921 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames DALEY, POST, THOMPSON

MRS ELIZABETH DALEY Mrs Elizabeth DALEY passed away at her home in Mt. Pleasant at 8 O'clock Sat. evening after an illness of several months duration. ,aged 49 years. She leaves to mourn their loss two daughters - Mrs P. THOMPSON of St. John and Dorothy at home and three sons Fred, Boyd, and Blair all at home. She also leaves three brothers Edgar and Walter Post of Culloden and J. L. POST of Boston .The funeral took place from St. Patrick's Church on Tues. st 10 o'clock with Rev, Fr. PENNEY officiating.

1922 Edward COHOON

died on Friday, January 13, 1922 Source: DIGBY WEEKLY COURIER Submitter: [email protected] Obituary contained surnames COHOON, PEACH, RICE

' We regret to announce the sudden death of Mrs. Edward COHOON, who passed away on Saturday about six o'clock. Mrs COHOON had gone to Hampton for treatment the week before. Mrs. COHOON is survived by her husband; one son Willie COHOON and a daughter Mrs. PEACH, of Marblehead, Mass. She was a sister of James A. RICE of Digby.'

1922 Sophia Smallwood RICE

died on Tuesday, January 17, 1922 Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames HARRIS, RICE

RICE, Sophia Smallwood age 65, single, died January 17, 1922 of pneumonia; born Digby Co. of William F. and Leah A. (HARRIS) both born Digby Co. - buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston - #13 on reel

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