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Previously printed in the Bruce Bulletin, Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2002

Strays from the Victoria B.C. Daily Colonist

James McNeill, an old Cassiar miner, died at Juneau, Alaska Terr. Jan 17,1887, after a lingering illness. He was about 60. He was born in Scotland, and his parents emigrated to Canada. His widowed mother and family are believed to still reside in Paisley, Ont. About 20 years ago Mr. McNeill, being the eldest child, left home for the west. After lumbering in California, he mined in Cariboo and Cassiar [BC], whence he drifted to Alaska, and has lived in and about Juneau for about 6 years.

Mar., 1887 - Mr. George Montgomery died at Nanaimo, BC. He was 56, native of Bruce County, Ont., where he has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Before coming to Nanaimo he had resided at Cariboo and is well known to many of the old Cariboo pioneers, who will learn of his sudden death with regret.

Aug. 9, 1887 - Mr James Matthews, who came from Bruce Co., Ont. to settle in Lake Dist [near Victoria, BC], brings with him his family, his household goods, all his livestock and considerable capital. He is prepared to engage in farming on a large scale. Mr. Matthews is the avant courier of a large colony of Ontarians who propose to settle in Lake and Saanich and along the Island railway. More power to their elbows, we say.

Dec. 24, 1916 - Another of the pioneers of Western Canada has passed away in the death which has just occurred at Vancouver of Mr. D. A. Hopper. The deceased was 64 years of age and a native of Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario. While quite young he went to Brandon Manitoba, arriving there in 1882, later removing to Vancouver, where in 1908, he established the banking firm of Hopper, Phillips & Co.. A Conservative in politics and a Presbyterian in religion, he gave much of his time in the building up of Chalmers Church in Vancouver. He was also a life member of the lOOF, and for many years took a keen interest in fraternal affairs.


Bruce County's Townships (before  1998 amalgamations)

Albemarle Township
Colpoy's Bay United Church, Colpoy's Bay, Albemarle Township, Bruce County

Amabel Township
Wiarton, Amabel Township, Bruce County

Arran Township
Christ Church Anglican Cemetery Record, Tara, Arran Township, Bruce County

Brant Township
Walkerton town clock, Walkerton, Brant Township, Bruce County

Bruce Township
Underwood United Church, Underwood, Bruce Township, Bruce County

Carrick Township
Mildmay church, Mildmay, Carrick Township, Bruce County

Culross Township
Salem United Church, Culross Township, Bruce County

Eastnor Township
Barrow Bay, Eastnor Township, Bruce County

Elderslie Township
Memorial plaque, hamlet of Williscroft, Elderslie Township, Bruce County

Greenock Township
Plaque, village of Pinkerton, Greenock Township, Bruce County

Huron Township
Huron Township Hall, Ripley, Huron Township, Bruce County

Kincardine Township
Mural, village of Tiverton, Kincardine Township, Bruce County

Kinloss Township

Lindsay Township
War Memorial, Lindsay Township, Bruce County

Saugeen Township
Dunblane Presbyterian Church, Saugeen Township, Bruce County

St. Edmunds Township

Lighthouse, Tobermory, St. Edmunds Township, Bruce County
Bruce County Genealogical Society
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