Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1923


Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #40

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Aug.2,p.6:Mrs. Brooks: Another of the old pioneers of Bond Head district has passed away in the person of Catherine Sparrow, relict of the late J.J. Brooks, who died at the residence of her son, Ernest, Sunday, July 22, after a long illness, and in her 88th years.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1835, and in 1844 came to Canada with her family settling near Mono Road. In 1855 she married J.J. Brooks, moving with him to the homestead on the 6th of Tecumseth, in the vicinity of which she remained until her death. Mrs. Brooks was a life-long Methodist. One sister survives, Mrs. Hubbard, of Orangeville and the following children; Mrs. W. J. McKinley, Caledon East; Mrs. Ed Shuttleworth, Dauphin, Man.; Jonathan Brooks, Alliston; Alfred Brooks and W.T. And Ernest, at home.

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Nov.1,p.3:Emma (Lathwell) Cornelius: East Garafraxa lost one of its eldest residents recently through the death of Mrs. William Cornelius, who passed away at her late home, lot 13, con. 16, on Saturday, Oct. 13th, in her 82nd year. Deceased, whose maiden name was Emma Lathwell, was a sister of Mr. J.R. Lathwell, Orangeville. She was born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, and came to Canada with her parents when a girl of 15 years. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Cornelius she resided in Amaranth township. She had lived for 56 years on the farm on which her death occurred. A kindly, hospitable woman and the possessor of warm sympathies, that were readily enlisted in behalf of any worthy cause, she was held in genuine respect in the community in which her life was spent. Devoted to her home and the welfare of her family in whom she found one of the great interests of her long and useful life, she was an ideal wife and mother, whose memory will always be affectionately cherished by the members of her family circle. Widespread sympathy is felt for the aged husband in the loss of the loved and trusted partner of his joys, sorrows, successes and disappointments during the more than half century that they spent together, and also for the sons and daughters.

The late Mrs. Cornelius was a staunch member of the Waldemar Presbyterian Church was an exemplary Christian woman, who took a keen interest in the affairs of her church. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mr. J.A. Cornelius, East Garafraxa, ex-Warden of the County of Dufferin; William and Joseph Cornelius, farmers in East Garafraxa; Fred Cornelius, of Meaford; Mrs. W.A. Dynes, Amaranth; Mrs. Geo. Lightle, Mrs. Robt. Thompson and Mrs. Albert Reid, all of East Garafraxa.

The funeral which was largely attended, was held from her late home to Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 16th. Services were conducted at the house and grace by Rev. S Lundie, of Grand Valley assisted by Rev. A.F. Webster, of Laurel, and Rev. A.W. Roffe, of Gravenhurst.

The pallbearers were the four sons and two grandsons, Elmer Dynes and Alvin Cornelius. Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Gray, Rochester, NY; Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Beggs, of Oakville; Mr. W. Lathwall, of Meaford; Mrs. F. Wright, Orangeville, and Mrs. W.E. Braden, Toronto, were some of the friends present from a distance. The floral tributes included a pillow from the family, spray from the grandchildren, wreath from the Lathwell family, spray from Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Gray, a wreath from Waldemar Presbyterian Church and a spray from the Waldemar Presbyterian Sunday School.

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July 5,p.3:Thomas Glassford: Thomas Glassford, one of the oldest citizens of the County of Peel passed away at his home, lot 23, 2nd line, east Caledon, on Tuesday June 26th, at the ripe age of 82 years and 8 months.

Deceased was a life-long resident of the north of Caledon, having first seen the light of day on lot 18, 2nd line, east, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Glassford, who were among the pioneer settlers Faulkner about fifty years ago the subject of our sketch settled on lot 23, 2nd line, east, where he resided continuously until his death. Few men in the community were held in such general esteem as a neighbor and citizen as the late Mr. Glassford. A man of sterling character and the strictest honesty he enjoyed the regard and confidence of the entire neighborhood. He was a staunch and faithful member of Knox Presbyterian Church, where he had filled the office of elder for a great many years. He was one of the oldest, if not actually the oldest member of Warnock L.O.L. 250 Caledon.

In politics he was a pronounced Conservative, but a man of independent thinking, who considered public questions and issues on their merits. For seven years he filled the responsible offices of assessor and collector of taxes for the township of Caledon. Mrs. Glassford died some twenty years ago and the late Mr. Glassford is survived by two sons, Wm. E. and T.C. Glassford and one daughter Mrs. E.E. Wilson, all of Caledon. George Glassford, of Caledon, is the only brother now living and Mrs. Thos Russell, of Toronto, is the only surviving sister.
The esteem in which the departed man was held was evidenced by a large funeral on Thursday afternoon last. Interment took place in Caledon cemetery, Rev. J. A. Matheson, of Mono Mills, and Rev. T.W. Mills, of Caledon, conducting the services at the house and grave. The remains were given burial with full Orange honours, the members of Wanock L.O.L. 250 and a number of brethren from neighboring lodges attending the funeral in regalia. The pallbearers, who were members of Warnock Lodge, were Bros. G. VanWyck, W.M.C. Hillock and Homer Hillyard, W. Bro. H. Hillyard, Past Master of Warnock Lodge, and W. Bro. W.J. Warnock read the impressive services of the Orange Order over the grave.

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Dec.20,p.5:Eliza Agnes (Hewson) Irwin: Her many friends in Orangeville and Mono were shocked and saddened last week, when they learned of the sudden death of Mrs. William Irwin at her home, 13 Sarnia Ave, Toronto. The end came very suddenly on Wednesday, Dec 5th, following very short illness. Mrs. Irwin was apparently in her usual health on Saturday before her death but was taken ill on Sunday and by Tuesday her condition had grown alarming.
Deceased, whose maiden name was Eliza Agnes Hewson, was 62 years of age and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hewson, Centre Road, Mono. She was born in Etobicoke, township but came to Mono when a young girl. After her marriage about forty years ago she took up her residence on the 2nd line, west, Mono, where her husband died 13 years ago. Last year Mrs. Irwin and her son, George gave up farming and moved to Toronto. The surviving family are four sons and three daughter namely, W.J., Amaranth; George and Thomas, Toronto; Garfield, Mono; Mrs. Wilmer Rowan, Delisle, Sask.; Mrs. J.A. Island, and Mrs. Chas. F. McArthur, Toronto. Mrs. Jas. Duncan, Orangeville, is the only sister and ex-Mayor Thos. S. Hewson, Orangeville, and Messrs Hugh and Fred Hewson on the homestead in Mono are the brothers. There is general sympathy for the family in their unexpected and trying sorrow. Mrs. Irwin was a woman of kindly heart and ready sympathies and was highly esteemed a neighbor. She took an active interest in the work of St. Mark's Church, of which she was a valued member.

The remains were brought to Orangeville on Friday morning the funeral being held from the C.P.R. Station to the family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rev. Dunn conducted a short service in the stricken home on Friday morning and Rev. J.W. McDonald officiated at the grave. The pallbearers were the three brothers and Messers Jas. Duncan, James Irwin and Robt. A. Irwin. The floral tributes consisted of a wreath from the Graham Mill Works, Toronto; a wreath from Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. Courts next door neighbors, a spray from Mono College Women's Institute; a spray from the D. Howden Co, Toronto and a wreath from the family.

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Aug.2,p.6:Mrs. Ann May: Mrs. Ann May, widow of the late William May, both old residents of Orangeville and district, died in this town on Thursday last at the age of 79 years. The funeral was held from Hulse's Undertaking Parlors to Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, Rev. J.W. McDonald, rector of St. Mark's Church, and Rev. G.W. Tebbs, of Burlington, conducting the services. The pallbearers were Messrs. M. Varcoe, John Buchanan, Wm. Braiden, H.L. Modeland, Col. J.A.V. Preston and J.A. Skelton.

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July 5,p.3:Mrs. John (Johnston) Pratt: In last week's issue we briefly noted the death at Laurel on Sunday, June 24th, of Mrs. Alice C. Pratt, beloved wife of John Pratt, at the age of 47 years. Deceased, who was married only two years ago, had been ill for the last year of longer from dropsy brought on by a severe illness from the flu.

The late Mrs. Pratt, who was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Johnston, was born and had spent her lifetime in the Laurel neighborhood where she was widely known and held in genuine respect by everybody. She is survived by her husband, her aged mother, now in here 83rd year, who made her home with her daughter, and six brothers, William, James, John and George Johnston, of Amaranth. Thos. Johnston, of Chatham, and Edward C. Johnston, of Caledon. The late Mrs. Pratt was consistent and faithful member of Bell Presbyterian Church at Laurel.

There was a large attendance of neighbors and friends at the funeral, which was held from her late residence to Greenwood Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, June 26th. The services were conducted by a former pastor, Rev J.R. Bell, of Toronto, assisted by Rev. W.W. Rackham, pastor of the Laurel Methodist Church. The pallbearers were the six brothers.

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Dec.20,p.5:Martha (Allen) Reid: The death of Mrs. Martha Reid, widow of the late Jeremiah Reid, of Mono, occurred in Hamilton on Wednesday, Dec. 5th, at the ripe age of 82 years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Martha Allen, was a daughter of the late Richard Allen, of Mono. She was born and spent the greater part of her life in that township. After her marriage to Jeremiah Reid, the young couple settled on lot 14, con. 3, east, Mono where her husband died comparatively early in life. Mrs. Reid is survived by one daughter, Mrs. F. H. Doherty, Orangeville, two sister Mrs. Robt. I. Barnett, also of Orangeville, and Mrs. Geo. McNabb in Saskatchewan, and two brother Thos. Allen, of Collingwood, and Richard Allen living in the West.

During her residence in Mono the deceased was a member of Burns' Presbyterian Church at Mono Centre. The remains were brought to Orangeville for burial, the funeral taking place form the home of Mr. J. Doherty, Second St., to Mono Centre Cemetery on Friday afternoon last. Rev. F.W. Mahaffy conducted the services.

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Aug.2,p.6:William Reid: William Reid, formerly a well-known resident of Orangeville, died in Guelph General Hospital on Thursday last, July 26th. Deceased, who had been living in Milton for the last thirteen years, had his leg broken in an accident last March. The limb was set and appeared to be doing nicely for some weeks. Trouble developed during June and the doctors found it necessary to amputate the limb. The bone proved to be deceased and death finally ensued. It is currently reported that the trouble was due to the action of some over zealous partisans who prevailed upon the unfortunate man to leave the hospital and go home to vote on election day, but we have not been able to confirm the report.
The late Mr. Reid was 73 years of age and unmarried. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. William Piggot, of Hespeler, and Misses Martha and Annie Reid, of Orangeville. The remains were brought to Orangeville for burial the funeral taking place from the home of his sisters near the C.P.R. Station to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Rev. F.W. Mahaffy conducted services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Robt. Henderson, T. C. Peavoy, J.VanWyck, Wm. Braiden, John Norris, Bert Allen.

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Nov.1,p.3:Elizabeth Rintoul: Mrs. Elizabeth Reid Rintoul, widow of the late David K. Rintoul of Whitting, old and highly respected residents of the township of Amaranth, passed away at the residence of her son-in-law, Robert Anderson East Grand Forks, Minn., on Friday October 19th.

The late Mrs. Rintoul was born in Hamilton, Scotland, in 1834. In 1884 she and her husband came out to this country and settled on a farm near Whittington, where she resided until four years ago, when she went to live with her daughter Mrs. Robert Anderson, of East Grand Forks, Minn. The late Mrs. Rintoul was a fine neighbor and consistent Christian woman. In religion she was a Presbyterian, being a member of St. Andrews's Church, Camilla. She is survived by her son, Wm R. Rintoul of Whittington, her daughter Mrs. Anderson and a sister residing near Glasgow.

The remains were brought to Orangeville for interment, the funeral taking place from Hulse's Undertaking parlors to the family plot in the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, Oct 24th. Rev. William Coutts, of Camilla, conducted the services. The pallbearers were her five nephews William, Alex, and David Rintoul of Crombie's Jos. Kinsley and John S. Wallace, of Laurel, and her son-in-law, Robert Anderson of East Grand Forks.

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July 5,p.3: - Mrs. W.W. Warnock: Mrs. W.W. Warnock passed away on Monday morning following an operation, much to the sorrow and regret of her many friends. For some years here health has been poorly and she underwent a previous operation for temporary relief, it being hoped that this one would be entirely successful. It is only a few months since her husband died. Mrs. Warnock was an English woman, of many fine qualities, and took a deep interest in Institute and Church work.

The funeral took place on Tuesday to the Union Cemetery, service being conducted in Knox Church - Star & Vidette

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Dec.20,p.5: Ida Florence (Heatherington) Watson: It is our sad duty this week to record the death of one of the most popular ladies of this part of the country in the person of Ida Florence Heatherington, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Watson, of Adjala. She had been ill for a considerable time and spent the last three months in Guelph Hospital and passed away there on Saturday. She came home a few days ago, but was only able to remain four days and then had to return to the hospital. It seems hard to see a happy, cheerful mother such as she was, cut off in her prime, she being in her 36th years. Her pleasing manner made her a general favorite and was an inspiration to all with whom she came in contact. In community affairs and church work she took a leading part and the gap caused by her passing will be hard to fill. To the husband and the two little girls the loss will be irreparable and to the and the other members of the family we extend our sincere sympathy. Deceased was born at Sheldon and thirteen years ago became the bride of Mr. Watson and came to reside on their farm just south of Piper's Hill.

The funeral to Raney's Church on Monday was conducted by Rev. Mr. Davidson, of Mono Mills, and was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances from far and near. - Tottenham Sentinel.

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