Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1898


Source: National Archives of Canada - N258 Reel #31

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June 2,p.2:Mrs. R. Harding - Mr. Wm. Harding, music dealer, returned on Monday from Toronto, where he had been in attendance at the funeral of his mother Mrs. R. Harding of that city, who passed away on the Thursday previous at the good old age of 75 years. The deceased lady was a daughter of Henry Harding, at one time light house keeper on the isle of Arran off the coast of Ireland. When in her thirteenth year, the boat containing her father and mother was wrecked while returning from Galway with store for the light house and both of her parents were drowned before her eyes, and those of her brother and three younger sisters. Although almost crazed with grief, the y young girl kept the light in the light house burning for two weeks, until boats happening to come form the mainland learned the awful occurrence. For her heroism on this occasion, she received a reward in money and a testimonial from the British government. Besides her son William, the late Mrs. Harding is survived by a daughter Martha, of Toronto, and a large circle of friends and relatives who will sincerely mourn her death.

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June 2, p. 2: Archibald McKinnon -The death of Mr. Archibald McKinnon, an aged and wealthy resident of the town, took place at his residence on Wellington St. on Saturday. The deceased was born in Masonville, New York state, in 1816 and was consequently in his 82nd year at the time of his demise. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McKinnon, came to Caledon in 1819 and settled on lot 12 on the 5th line. They were among the very first settlers in the then new township. When about 21 years of age, young McKinnon went to Toronto to learn the carpentering trade. He afterwards entered the service of the G.T.R. and became timber Inspector for the company, a position which he filled for a number of years. He was married in 1866 and about the same time returned to Caledon where he farmed up to 1887 when he removed to Orangeville. His wife died shortly after the removal. He leaves no children and his nearest surviving relatives are his niece, Mrs. Allen McKinnon of this town, and a nephew Mr. D. Smith, Meaford. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian.

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June 2, 1898, p. 1:Mrs. Mary (Henderson) White - The late Mrs. Mary White, who passed away to her reward on Wednesday morning last, was born in Ireland, August 2nd, 1826. With her parents she came to Canada in 1845 and settled at Mono Mills where she lived until 1876, when with her husband and family she moved to Creemore. Her husband, John White died on New Year's Day, 1883. Of the eight children born to them five survive, viz: Thos. White, Winnipeg, Man.; Wm. White, St. Catharines; Mrs. Alex. Kennedy, Cashtown, Mrs. Curtis, Brandon, Man., and Mrs. Miller, Avening. The brothers and sisters of the deceased are Wm. Henderson, Mono Mills; Jas. Henderson, Cashtown; Mrs. Armstrong, Mono Mills, and Mrs. McLaren, Alliston. - Creemore Star.

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