Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1927


Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #42

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Feb.17,p.3:John F. Baker - John F. Baker, an old resident of Orangeville, passed away in Lord Dufferin Hospital on Wednesday morning, February 9th. Deceased, who was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Baker, was born at Cheltenham, Ont., 72 years ago. He was a lather and plasterer by trade and had lived in Orangevlle since early in life. Deceased was an honest, upright man and an excellent workman. His wife predeceased him, having died a number of years ago. The funeral was held to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Friday afternoon. Mr. Baker was actively identified with the Salvation Army for a number of years and an officer of that organization conducted the service.

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Feb.3,p.3:Margaret (McCutcheon) Barber - The death of Margaret McCutcheon, wife of William Barber, of Mono Centre, occurred at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. W.H. Patterson, of Rosemont, on Monday morning, January 17th. Deceased passed away very quietly after a short illness at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 15 days. The late Mrs. Barber was a very quiet woman beloved by her neighbors and a very large circle of friends, who will miss her very keenly. She is survived by her husband, who has the sympathy of all who knew him in his loss and sorrow, an only daughter, Mrs. W.H. Paterson, of Rosemont, an only son Edward, of Egbert, Ont., three brothers, James and Rober McCutcheon, of Relessey, and Alex. McCutcheon, of Markdale, and three sisters, Mrs. A. Flatt, of Orangeville, Mrs. Hannah Barber, of Toronto, Mrs. Samuel barber, of Alliston. The late Mrs. Barber was a member of Ebenezer Methodist church, Relessey. the funeral was held from the home of her daughter, lot 26, con1., Adjala, to the Union Cemetery in Alliston on Wednesday afternoon, January 19th. Rev.K.A. Gollan, assisted by Revs. R.G. and Alex. Halbert, nephews of the deceased, conducted the services at the house and grave. The pallbearers, who were all nephews of the deceased, were Rev. R.G. Halbert, of New Lowell, Rev. Alex. Halbert, of King City, Sam Halbert, of Alliston, Lawrence Barber, of Rosemont Harold and Clare McCutcheon, of Relessey.

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Jan.6,p.8:Edward Bradley - The oldest man in Dundalk, Edward Bradley, passed away to the spirit work on Wednesday, December 22nd, in his 90th year. Mr. Bradley was a robust constitution and enjoyed good health up to a few weeks ago.
This highly esteemed citizen was born at Stanton in Mulmur township where he lived the most of his life. Twenty-eight year ago last March Mr. and Mrs. Bradley and family moved to Melancthon township and all but one son (Thomas, of Creemore) live in this immediate vicininty. Five years ago the aged father and mother retired from the farm and came to reside in Dundalk, on Main St. East.

Besides the widow, six sons and three daughters survive, namely: Robert, Richard and John, in Dundalk; William and Alexander in Melancthon; Thomas in Creemore; Mrs. John Martin, Melancthon; Lizzie and Carrie at home.

For a great many years Mr. Bradley was an active memeber of the Orange Order and on coming to this vicinity joined L.O.L. NO. 797 and his brethren made him a honorary member, presenting him with a life certificate some years ago.

The funeral was held on Friday afternoon when a large number were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed. Rev. R.A. Spencer, of the United church, conducted an impressive service at the home and the members of L.O.L. No. 797 were present and used their ritualistic ceremony. Interment was made in Dundalk cemetery.

Amongst the floral tributes were wreaths from L.O.L. No. 797, Old Neighbors of the Highway, Mrs. Crawley, a sister, of Hornings Mills, and the family.
The pallbeareres were Orange bretheran: Fred Greer, S.J. McDonald, John Ritichie, James Carson, S. Irwin, Wm. R. Morrow.

Among frieds form a distance were: Thomas. Bradley of Creemore; Richard Henderson, Herbert Crawley, Honeywood; Taylor Henderson, Lavender; Miss Mary Crawley, Hornings Mills,; James Hawke, Mulmur; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. James Sawyer, Stanton, - Dundalk Herald

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Feb.3,p.3:James Cook - Word reached here last week of the death on Tuesday, January 25 of James Cook at the residnce of his daughter, Mrs. R.D. Porter, Medicine Hat, Alberta. He was a former well-known resident of this town and had attained the great age of 99 years and one month. Born seven miles from Londonderry, County Tyrone, Ireland, on Dec 24, 1827, he emigrated to New York State in 1846 on the sailing vessel Mary Norris, of New York. He landed in the City of New York on May 1 after 28 day sailing. His first job was on a farm for the summer at a salary of $5.00 per month. due ill health he took a course in day school. After spending seven years in New York he came to Orangeville and applied for a position as a teacher at the village of Mono Mills. He was engaged to teach a country school at a salary of $15 per month, provided he was successful in passing an examination at Fergus, 22 miles distant, to which he walked and where he succeeded in obtaining a certificate. After teaching school for seven years, Mr. Cook turned his attention to the lumber business and built a saw mill run by water power, which he successfully operated for a number of years, after which he was engaged in farming until 1901. Mr. Cook was married on Aug. 23, 1866 to Eliza Gillespie, who died here in June 1898 Since his retirement 15 years ago, Mr. Cook had resided with his daughter at Medicine hat. He is also survived by a son, James Cook, of Irvine, Alberta.

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November 10,p.?:Rev. Geo. W. Hewitt - Rev. George W. Hewitt, B.A., a former Methodist minister and a resident of Orangevlle for anumber of years, died at his home, 93 Prospect Street, Hamilton, on Thursday night, Nov. 3rd.
Deceased who was 81 years of age, was born at Sandhill, Ont. After receiving his prmiary and High School education, he graduated from Victoria University, entered the minister of the Methodist Chruch and served acceptably for many years in various churhces in the Toronto Conference. Mr. Hewitt is survived by his widow and three daughters, Miss Clara at home, Miss Cora of Windsor, and Mrs. Edgar Brown of Meaford. The funeral service was hed in Ryerson United Church, Hamilton, at four o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The remains were brought to Orangeville by motorcar, interment taking place int he Forst Lawn Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday. Rev. Dr. Williams, pastor of Ryerson Church, Hamilton, and Rev. E.W. McBrien conducted the services.

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Feb.3,p.3:J.H. Hulse - Orangeville and district sustained a severe loss this week through the death of Joseph Henry Hulse, who passed away in Lord Dufferin Hospital at three o'clock on Sunday morning after an illness of two weeks from influenza and pneumonia. Deceased had been identified with the business life of this town for 44 years and was widely known in Orangeville and surrounding townships. The late Mr. Hulse, who was 67 years of age, was born at Pottageville, near Schomberg, in the county of York, being a son of the late John S. and Letitia Moore Hulse. While in his boyhood the family moved to Schomberg, where he learned the undertaking business with Stephen Armitage, whom he afterwards bought out. He remained in business in Schomberg for four years and in 1883 moved to Orangeville and opened undertaking parlors here, which he has since conducted. For twenty six years he was a valued member of the High School Board and had filled the office of chairman for several terms. In recent years he had filled the responsible position of chairman of the Property Committee and in this capacity took an active interest in improvements to the school premises. A talented musician he was for many years leader of the Orangeville Orchestra and was at one time bandmaster of the Orangeville Citizens Band. Mr. Hulse was an adherent of St. Mark's church and a staunch Conservative in politics. He was a member and a Past Master of Harris Lodge, No. 216, A.F. & a.M. and was also identified with Ionic Chapter No. 83 Royal Arch. Masons and with Loyal Orange Lodge No. 2931 and previously with Aaron L.O.L. No. 427. He took a keen interest in outdoor sports and was an active member of the Orangeville Curling and Lawn Bowling Clubs. Kindly, courtous and sympathetic, Mr. Hulse was held in high esteem by the whole community. He was a man of few words, but his judgment was always carefully considered and his opinion on any question was always sane and reasonable. Deceased was twice married - in 1881 to Miss Henrietta Norris Dennis, of Schomberg, and in 1894 to Miss Tillie A. Mines of Mount Brydges. His demise is mourned by three daughters, Mrs. H.N Modeland, of Transcona, Man., and Mises Clara and Adelia, at home, one brother, M. J.J. Hulse, of Orangeville, and a sister, Mrs. (Dr.) C.H. Brereton, of Toronto. To these the sympathy of the whole community is tendered in their great loss.

The funeral was held to the Forest Lawn cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, a private service being held in the bereaved home at 2:30 o'clock and the funeral service in St. Mark's church at 3 o'clock. For the latter the sacred edifice was thronged to the doors and many were unable to gain admittance. The impressive service of the Anglican church was read by the rector, Rev. J.W. McDonald, the singing of the hymns being led by the church choir and organ. Members of the Orangeville orchestra, in which the late Mr. Hulse had always taken a very keen interest, were the pallbearers. The sympathy of friends, the High School Board and the differenet fraternal organization with which the deceased was associated was fittingly expressed by many beautiful floral tributes. The funeral was under Masonic auspices, and there was an imposing turnout of the members of Harris Lodge and visiting brethren. At the grave the impressive burial service of the Order was read by W. Bro. Jack Aiken; W.M. of Harris Lodge; W. Bro. Dr. W.J. Price and Rt. W. Bros. Col. J.A.V. Preston and A.N. Adams, P.D.D.G.M's.
Friends here for the funeral included Mr. William J. Dennis, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. J.J. and Rex Hulse, Orangeville; Mr. Percy Hulse, Toronto; Mr. Chas. H. Hulse, Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Hulse, Brampton; Mr. F.E. Brereton and Mrs. (Dr.) C.H. Brereton, Toronto; Mrs. H.N. Modeland and little daughter, Transcona, Man.; Dr. S. Moore, Toronto; Miss Addie Gray, Toronto; Mrs. John Moore, Alliston; Mrs. Ada Hulse, Toronto, Mr. H.G. Walker, of the M.G. Stoddart & Son. Co, Woodville, Ont.; Mr. Fred Coles, of the National Casket Co., Toronto; Mr. Rob Hulse, Schomberg; Mr. J. Arnold Raymond, of the Dominion Manufacturers Limited, Toronto; Messrs. W.F. Dewar and C.E. Turner, Milton; Mr. J.A. Donaldson, Caldeon East; Mr. Robt. Clarke, Alton; Messrs. Fred Gamble and E. W.Prophett, Shelurne, and Mr. N. McDougall, Toronto.

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Feb.3,p.3:Amelia (McCutcheon) Parks - North Bay's oldest resident, who had lived in that city almost continuously for the past 44 years, passed away at seven o'clock Sunday evening in the person of Mrs. Amelia Parks, aged 86 years. The death took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Turner, 252 Queen St. The deceased was born at Camilla near Orangeville, Ont., the daughter of Charles McCutcheon and Elizabeth Tanner of that place. She lived there for 38 years being married to William Parks of the same place when 17 years old, who predeceased her in 1902 and she moved ot North Bay as one of the pioneer settlers. The late Mrs. Parks had lived in North Bay for the past 44 yeasrs, with the exception of eight years from 1912 to 1920, which she spent in Toronto.

The deceased was a faithful member of the former Presbyterian church, and latterly of the United Church. The late Mrs. Parks was known as a shrewd business woman and was quite well-to-do., having realized considerably from land deals. She dealt in real estate and held valuable propety in Toronto, Western Canada and North Bay, where Amelia Park in the east end of the city bears her name. The survivors include six sons and three daughters: James Parks, Mayor of Craik, Sask.; Charles, Thomas and Matthew of Peace River; William of North Bay, and Arthur and Oscar of West Ferris, Nipissing; Mrs. Agnes Wilson, of Winnipeg, Mrs. E. Turner and Mrs. Bertha Hatch, both of North Bay. Three brothers, William McCutcheon, in the West, Charles, of Dundalk, and Sam, of Detroit, remain to mourn her loss besides two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Ogilvie and Mrs. Agnes Freeman of Vancouver. Mrs. Parks was as sister-in-law of...(cut off)

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Feb.17,p.3:Richard A. Sanderson - Follwoing a short illness, the death of Richard A. Sanderson, well-known locally as a stonemason and bricklayer, took place in Lord Dufferin Hosptial on Tuesday morning, February 8th. Deceased, who was 62 years of age, was born in Trafalgar township near Milton, but came to Orangeville with his parents when a child. His wife died several years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Margaret, of Chelmsford, Alta., and five sons, Richard J., of Chatham, and Fred, Thomas, Norman and Leonard, of Orangeville. A brother, James, resides in Toronto. The funeral was held from H.P. Darraugh & Co's. Funeral Home to Greenwood cemetery on Thurday afternoon, February 10th, Rev. E.W. McBrien conducting the services. The pallbearers wre Messrs James and Archy Irwin, R.J. McConnell, Robt. Robinson, John Gray and Frank Marshall.

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Jan.27,p.2:J.B. Skelton - Mr. J. B. Skelton, a prominent resident and hardware merchant of Palmerston for the past twenty-five years, died suddenly on Monday. He had been in failing health for the last few years, but was actively engaged in his business up to Saturday night. Mr. Skelton who was well kown [sic] in Orangeville and Grand Valley, where he was at one time in business, was prominent in public affairs in Palmerston, serving on the school board and in the town council. He had been reeve of the town for several years. He was also prominent in fraternal circles, being Noble Grand of Gordon Lodge, No. 217, I.O.O.F., Inner Guard Blair lodge, No. 814, A.F. & A.M.; a member of Britannia Rebakah Lodge, No. 52, I.O.O.F.; Peace chapter, Local Eastern Star Lodge, and Palmerston I.O.O.F. Encampment No. 84. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Helen and Mariam. the latter is a student in the Normal School, Toronto, and was in her classes when notified of her father's sudden death. Mrs. W. Mimms and Mrs. W. Lundy, Toronto, are sisters and Mrs. B. Mcguire and Mr. Alex Oliver, of Orangeville, are cousins. Mr. Skelton was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.Alexander Skelton ofCaledon. His funeral, which was a very large one, was held in Palmerston on Wednesday afternoon.

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Feb.3,p.3:Philip Stoddart- John S.Wallace, of Laurel, was in Buffalo recently attending the funeral of his brother-in-law, Philip Stoddart, who died on January 14th at the age of 68 years. Deceased lived at Whittington in Amaranth township when a young man, but had been away from these parts about 25 years. He is survived by two sons, John L., of Chester, Pa., William W., in Buffalo, and a daughter, Mrs. (Dr.) W.H. Gilchrist, ofBuffalo. The funeral, which was under Masonic auspices, took place on Monday, January 17th, interment taking place in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

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Jan.6,p.8:Thomas Whitten -The late Mr. Thomas Whitten whose death occurred in Orangeville hospital on Christmas Day, 1926, was in his 66th year. He was born at Whittington, in Amaranth, his parents being the late Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Whitten, who emigrated from Ireland. Deceased was married in June 1897 to Jane Elizabeth Duke, of Mono, and worked the farm at lot 19, 2nd con., Amaranth, until seven years ago when he moved to Shelburne.
Mr. Whitten is survived by his wife and four children, Edwin, of Whittington; Mrs. Milton Hare, of Lisle; Mrs. Edward Newman, Shelburne, and Mrs. John Boyce, Brackenrig, Muskoka. Surviving also are one brother Robt. J. Whitten, of Melancthon, and three sisters who reside in the United States. Two brothers and two sisters predeceased him.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from his late residence on Owen Sound St to Shelburne Cemetery. The service was conducted by Miss Watson and Miss McKenzie preachers of the Lord Jesus Christ whom Mr. Whitten, in his later years, had sought to serve.
The pallbearers were: James Service and Thos. McClelland, of Melancthon, J.W. Hall and W.J. Fleming, of Shelburne, Wm. Manning, of Orangeville and Wm. Leader, of Orangeville.
The funeral was largely attended by friends and acquaintances amongst those from a distance being his brother, Robt. J., of Melancthon; Mr. Jos. Duke, of Amaranth; Mr. Thos. Duke and Mr. and Mrs. Kendrew, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leader and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Bowes, of Orangeville;Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Armstrong, Caledon; Mr. and Mrs W.J. Overland; Cataract; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith, Grand Valley, and Mr. John Stavely and sons, of Whittington. - Free Press.

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