OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1889
Source: Dufferin County Archives- N258
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February 10,p.?:John (William) Stewart
- These lines are written in memory of the late John Stewart, father of Mrs.
Richard S. Younge, R.R. 1, Athlone, Ont. Mr. Stewart landed at Quegec on the
ship Unicorn on the 12th of July, 1847, and was 21 year of age on the day he
landed. Another passenger was Mr. Matthew Lockhart, whose grandson is now the
proprietor of the former Besse Creamery in Orangeville. Also aboard the vessel
was Mrs. Lamey and her family. Mrs. Robet Dunn, of Hockley, was her daughter
and the latters's daughter, Mrs. Robert Parker, is now living in Toronto. Also
the Anderson family, on whose farm near Relessey, the fifth generation is living
at the present time. Mrs. Younge's father died at Relessey in 1889 at the age
of 69 years. They all came from Six Mile Cross, County of Tyrone, Ireland. Mrs.
Younge's mother's people also came to Canada in 1849 from Strabane Town and
the late Henry Caldwell setted at Bandon in Adjala on the farm on which his
great-grandson, Eli Pettit, now lives. Mrs. Younge has five grandsons who served
in the great war - three of the Ewing family and two of the Joe Pettit family,
also a granddaughter's husband, Geo. Wilson, who was a German prisoner for five
months. Mrs. Younge, who is the last member of her generation of the Stewart
family, celebrated her 84th birthday on May 24th, in company with Mrs. Foucar
and Mrs. (Rev.) G.H. Purchase of Tottenham, whose birthdays were on May 23rd
and May 25th.
These few lines are written in memory and honor of our brave settlers, who had so many hard days and nights that present day Canadains know nothing about. Peace to their ashes!
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