Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1912


Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #35

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Feb. 22,p.4:George S. Baker -Mr. George S. Baker, a well-known resident of Mono, passed away at his home at Mono Centre on Saturday at the age of 68 years. Death, which was due to a general breakdown of the system, followed an illness that had its beginning early last October. He is survived by a widow and a family of four sons, and one daughter. The latter are James Baker, St. Catharines, John and David, of Fergus, Harry and Mrs. W.J. Conn, Mono Centre. The late Mr. Baker was born in Markham township, but came to the County about forty years ago settling in Amaranth. He afterwards moved to Mulmur and later to Mono Centre. He was respected as a good neighbor and an honest, industrious citizen. The funeral was held from his late home to St. Luke's Church cemetery, 7th line Mulmur, on Monday afternoon, Rev. A.J. Fowlie, Camilla and Rev. Mr. Keyes, incumbent of Mono West Parish, were the officiating clergymen. Ernest Avison, James Ewing, Richard Holmes, George Little, Richard McFadden and William Lundy were the pallbearers.

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Feb.22,p.4:Joseph Davidson -The death of Mr. Joseph Davidson, a well-known citizen, occurred at the family residence on Wellington St. on Friday night, February 9th, after a short illness from pneumonia. The deceased, who had been a respected resident of this town for nearly forty years, was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, about 63 years ago. He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and the local Camp of the Sons of Scotland. The surviving members of the family are a widow, whose maiden name was Eleanor Lynn, of Caledon, and six daughters - Mrs. J.W. Tyler, of Plymouth, Mich.; Mrs. Wm. Claygone, of Quebec City; Mrs. Wm. Yule and Mrs. Allan Haszard, of Calgary, Mrs. Thos. Newell, of this town, and Miss C. Davidson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Commell Coal Co, of Toronto. Interment took place in the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Sunday, February 11, at 2:30 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. W.M. Morris and Rev. B. Davies. The pallbearers were Principal Steele, Mr. D.B. Brown, Mr. Thos. Stevenson, Mr. J.W. Aiken, Mr. J .D. Torrie, and Mr. John Norris.

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Feb.22,p.4:John Frame -After an illness of a month o? ???er from bronchial trouble, Mr. John Frame, an old resident of Mono township, died at his home on lot 13 Centre Road, last Thursday at the age of 78 years. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Maggie Frame, and two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Neil and Miss Margaret Frame, all of Mono. A brother, Robert Frame, died about six years ago. Deceased was born in New York City and came to Mono township in 1851. He lived near Mono Centre for several years, afterwards settling on the Centre Road. He was a Presbyterian and in politics a Liberal. The funeral was held from his late home to Mono Centre cemetery at one o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Rev. A.J. Fowlie conducted the services at the house and grave. The sympathy of the community goes out to the sisters and daughter in their bereavement.

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Feb. 22,p.4:Mary Jane (Silverthorn) Glover -Mrs. Glover, wife of W.J. Glover, died at her home at Moose Jaw, Sask, on the 31st of January after a short illness. She was in her 57th year, and was well known in this vicinity. Mrs. Glover having formerly lived in East Garafraxa at the Maples. He went west about 29 years ago. Mrs. Glover, whose maiden name was Mary Jane Silverthorn, was born in Chinguacousy township, near Brampton. She was a life long member of the Methodist church, and was a women of a kind and sympathizing nature, always ready to deny herself to aid others. The deceased leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. W.H. Powell, Mrs. Thomas Gray, W.J. and the Rev. George H. Glover. The funeral took place from her residence to Moose Jaw cemetery on the 2nd inst. - Com.

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Feb.22,p.4:George Delse Leflar -George Delse Leflar, who was in the first month of his 84th years, dropped dead Sunday morning, Feb. 4th, while in the act of putting a stick of wood in the stove at his residence, lot 23, con. 1, Amaranth. Mr. Leflar had had a very heavy cold, three weeks previous to his death, from which he had apparently fully recovered and he appeared in excellent health and spirits on Saturday. The widow and two sons - William and George and two daughters - Mrs. John E. Thompson, of Corbetton and Madalena, at home survive. One brother of deceased was buried at Owen Sound Thursday of last week. Another brother and a sister - Albert and Lavina - live in Orangeville. The late Mr. Leflar was born in Chinguacousy township, in January 1829. He moved to Caledon township about the year 1850. Eleven years ago he moved to Amaranth township to the farm on which he died. The funeral took place to Shelburne cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The family have the sympathy of the community n this their time of bereavement. - Economist

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Feb.22,p.4:Nelson Leflar -One of the oldest, most prominent, and highly estimable citizens of North Sydenham passed away on Tuesday of last week in the person of Mr. Nelson Leflar. The old gentleman, who was in his seventy-seventh year, has been ill for two years, suffering from rheumatism, and latter from a paralytic stroke and general break-up of the system. For the last six month it was known that recovery was impossible. Mr. Leflar was born in Peel County, near Brampton and was for fifty-three years a resident of Sydenham, near Balach??. He was prominent in the affairs of the township, having been a ??? and chairman of the board of ??? and was an active member in the Methodist Church, superintendent of the Sunday School, and a local ???her. In politics, too, he was ???NT and active in the Liberal in???s. Five years ago he came to Owen sound, and resided here for two years, returning to Balaclava. His wife, Miss Janet Smith, whom he married in 1856, died six month ago. Three sons, Wm. F.; Mount Forest,; John, Balaclava, and George, Annan, survive him. He leaves also one sister, Miss Lavina, and one brother Albert, at Orangeville, and brother George of Shelburne. The funeral took place on Thursday last to Greenwood cemetery. Rev. Mr. Langton of Leith, conducted the services. The pallbearers were Messrs. James Lemon, Jas. H. Lemon. Wm. Robertson, D. Robertson, Geo. Howatt and Thos. Hughes. - Owen Sound Times.

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Feb.22,p.4:Mrs. Samuel Liddy - Mrs. Liddy, widow of the late Samuel Liddy,one of the pioneer settler of Mono, died at her residence near Violet Hill on Saturday, February 10th, in her 85th year. She had been going about as usual apparently in her accustomed health, up to a few minutes prior to the dread summons, which came with appalling suddenness. Deceased lady is survived by a family of four sons and two daughters. The sons are Rev. J.J. Liddy,M.A.,of Simcoe; John Liddy, of Dundas; R.W. Liddy, B.A., Of Port Dover, recently appointed Public School Inspector of Dufferin, and Samuel Liddy at home. The daughters are Mrs. John Fletcher, of Mulmur and Miss Liddy at home. The funeral was held to the 5th line Methodist cemetery in Mulmur on the following Monday. Although the day was very cold a large number friends and neighbors were present to pay their last mark of respect to the departed woman.

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Feb.22,p.4:Robert Menary -On Tuesday, Feb. 13th, the death occurred in Chicago of Mr. Robert Menary, who conducted a blacksmith shop and livery stable on West Broadway some twenty years ago, and was an early and well-known resident of Orangeville for many years. Deceased passed away very suddenly, after a stroke of paralysis, at the home of his daughter. Mr. Menary was a native of the County of Armagh, Ireland. The remains were brought to Orangeville for interment on Saturday the 17th inst., the funeral taking place on the arrival of the C.P.R. train from Toronto. The Rev. W.M. Morris, pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, conducted the service at the grave. The deceased leaves two daughters - Mrs. Geo. Wylie and Mrs. Henry Bickley, of Chicago and one son Mr. Alex Menary, of Farnham, Quebec, all of whom accompanied the remains here. Mr. Wm. Menary, of this town, and Mr. David Menary, of Bowling Green, are brothers. His wife, who was a sister of Mr. Alex Huston, Centre Road, Caledon predeceased her husband some thirty years ago.

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Oct.10,p.8: Frederick Rawn - By the death of Mr. Frederick Rawn at his home in Adjala on Tuesday, the 24th, inst., another of the now fast diminishing old guard of the Adjala pioneers was removed. Born in Albion township 57 years ago, Mr. Rawn came in to Adjala when a young man and linked his fortunes with those of the one neighborhood for the long period of 56 years. He hewed his farm out of the solid bush and as years passed he enjoyed his share of prosperity which enabled him to enjoy the fruits of his strenuous labors of early life in comparative ease during his declining years. Possessed of a kindly and genial disposition he made many friends by all of whom he was highly esteemed. All his life he had been a member of the Presbyterian church and was actively engaged in its work. In politics he was a staunch Conservative and at no time during his career did he evince more interest than in the reciprocity campaign of one year ago. Three daughters survive-- Mrs. Thos. Gallaugher, who live on the homestead, and Misses Mary and Maggie Rawn, at home. One brother, Mr. John Rawn and a sister, Mrs. Mason, both of Adjala, also survive. The funeral took place on Thursday last from the home of the deceased and was largely attended by friends of three generations. - Alliston Herald

Apr.11,p.3:Thomas Wylie Skelton - Thomas Wylie Skelton, youngest son of the late Alex. Skelton, of Caledon, passed away at the home of his sister Mrs. W.G. Mimms, of Toronto, on Monday, April 8th. Deceased had been in poor health for the past year, but was able to be up and about until a couple of days prior to his death. Then end came suddenly and quite unexpectedly. The young man was of a genial, kindly disposition, and a general favorite among his friends. Deceased lived in Orangeville a number of years ago, and was at one time a member of the Banner staff. He is survived by one brother, J.B. Skelton, of Palmerston, and two sisters Mrs. W.W. Lundy and Mrs. W.G. Mimms, of Toronto.
Service was held at Mrs. Mimms' home on Tuesday evening. The remains were brought to Orangeville Wednesday morning, the funeral taking place from the C.P.R. station to the Forest Lawn cemetery, Rev. W.M. Morris, pastor of St. Andrew's Church conducting the burial services.
The pallbearers were Messrs. W.W. Lundy, W.G. Mimms, Toronto, D. McKim, Caledon, Thos. Huston, Harry McGuire and Dr. G.H. Campbell, Orangeville.

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Apr.11,p.3:Mrs. J.H. (Bernhardt) Wylie: Very sad news reached this town last Thursday that a lady who had endeared herself to many passed away. Mrs. J.H. Wylie had been called home.
Mrs. Wylie in a brief residence in this town, made many friends. Of a most gracious personality and a happy disposition, all who had the privilege of her acquaintance, will long recall her beautiful character. The activities of the deceased lady were exceptionally varied. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, other activities for the good of the community appealed to her. Mrs. Wylie passed away, leaving many memories which will long be treasured.
The body arrived on Saturday morning, an a considerable number of our citizens were present at the depot. The remains were conveyed to St. Mark's Church, where an impressive service was held, the sacred edifice being largely filled by the friends of the deceased. The rector, Rev. G.A. Rix, spoke most sympathetic words and the service was most impressive.

The late Mrs. Wylie endeared herself to all who came in contact with her and her death is most greatly deplored. When in town, deceased identified herself with every good work. The Daughters of the Empire appealed to her generous soul, as did the objects of the Charity Society of this town, while her interested services in many other walks of life need hardly be mentioned.

The deceased left to mourn her loss besides her husband, three sons and two daughters, as follows: - Grant, Newton, Ian and Alma and Ethel. Brothers are J.M. Bruce, Hiram I. and Dr. W.N. Bernhardt, four sisters are Mrs. S.C. Crawford of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Huff, Meaford; Miss S.F. Bernhardt, of North Bay, and Mrs. Meads, of Orillia, Mrs. Hogg, of Southampton, and Mrs. E.H. Delaney, are step-daughters.

The pallbearers were F.W. Ritchie, W.M. Green, J.E. Booth, J.L. Island, Alex Steele and Alex. Firth. The casket was covered with many beautiful wreaths. The Banner extends its profound sympathy.

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