Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1942


Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel

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January 8,p.?:Robert Snell - A native of Dufferin County, but resident in Alliston for the past 27 years, Robert Snell received the final call, following a brief illness, at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, on S Saturday, December 20th. Mr. Snell suffered from a heart condition which caused the illness of two weeks preceding his death.
He was born on November 18, 1864, on lot 29, concession 6, Mono Township. He lived in that area for more than fifty years before coming to Alliston about 27 years ago. In this town he was known as an amiable man of quiet disposition, but one whose judgment was sound and whose advice was often south. In town h e often died carpenter jobs and was quite handy with his tools. In politics he espoused the Conservative cause and he was an adherent of the United Church. At one time he belonged to the Orange Order. His father was Thomas Snell, of Mono, who died on April 9, 1909. His mother came form Ireland and was Eliza Jamieson. She passed away on May 10, 1904. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. William Milligan, of T Toronto, and Mrs. Mary Moffatt, of Alliston. Robert Snell outlived two brothers and one sister: George Snell and Rev. Isaac Snell and Mrs. John Stump.
The funeral took place on Monday from W.S. Smith's Funeral Home on Victoria Street. A service was held in St. John's Church where Rev. Jas. Dorrian paid tribute to Mr. Snell and his upwardness of character. His life was one of example of good living and his passing removes from the community a man who walked with God.
Interment was in Alliston Union cemetery where the pallbearers were: Messrs. Robert Dermott, Alfred Smith, Archie Creary, Oscar Barber, J.C. Henderson and Earl Brett.
Included among the friends from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Patterson, of Alton, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith, of Alton, Dr. and Mrs. George Snell and Bruce, of Toronto, and Mrs. H. Toombs, of Oshawa. --- Alliston Herald.

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May 28,p.?:John Stump - John Stump, a resident of Mono for upwards of fifty years, passed away at his home on lot 23, No. 10 Highway, on Saturday, May 23rd, in his 84th year. He had been in failing health for a considerable time.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stump, deceased was born in Vaughan township and lived in Bradford for some years before moving to Mono. He was a plasterer by trade and had also followed farming since coming to Mono. His wife, the former Ellen Shell, predeceased her husband in August, 1928, almost fourteen years ago, His demise is mourned by two sons, Samuel, of Orangeville, and Robert George, of Alliston, four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Patterson, Alton, Mrs. Secord, living in Brantford, Mrs. Roy Longhurst, Mono Centre, and Maud at home; also by twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters. Mr. Stump was a quiet, industrious man, an honest and obliging neighbor and as such enjoyed the respect of the community which had been h his home for so many years.
He was an active member of the religious body known as Jehovah's Witnesses and a Toronto preacher of the persuasion had charge of the funeral service, which was held at his home at 4 o'clock on Monday afternoon, May 25th. The pallbearers were six of his neighbors, Messrs., Robert J. and William Dermott, Herbert Elgie, Fred Bahaman, N. Kinsley and Jesse Freemantle. A number of lovely flowers expressed the sympathy of relative and neighbors, Mr. Stump was the last member of a family of eight. He had been a member of the Orange Order in earlier life.

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