Perth Courier Obituaries

February 4, 1921

Died - At Scotch Lines, Tuesday, January 25, Margaret RITCHIE, wife of late Robert HENDRY, aged 79 years, of pleuro-pneumonia. Was daughter of late William R., lumberman, Bathurst . Survived by brothers John & Robert, Edmonton , Ab. And Donald, Chicago and sister, Mrs. Edwin BULLARD, American Baptist Mission, Kavati, India, also 4 children; Anna & John M. on the homestead, Scotch Line; Mrs. W. R. Hendry, Bindloss, Ab. & Mrs. P. S. McLaren, Drummond.  Daughter Mrs. R. K. Allan, Edmonton predeceased by 1 year. To Scotch Line Cemetery , Friday.

Died - At Kamloops , B.C., Jan 18, Halbert (OLIVER), youngest son of late George OLIVER, Scotch Line.

Died - At the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. CULBERTSON, Lake Ave. , Saturday, Jan 22, Christopher McCULLOUGH, aged 75 years, 10 months. Born on Scotch Line on border of Drummond & Bathurst Twps. After death of wife 8 years ago came to Carleton Place . To St. James vault Tuesday. Carleton Place Herald.

Died - At Perth , Thursday, Jan 20, John WILSON, aged 78 years.

February 11, 1921

Married - At Winnipeg , Man. , Saturday Feb. 5 by Dr. R.C. Johnstone, Andrew J. CLARKE, Plumas , Man. To Mrs. Caroline WALL, Winnipeg .

Married - At the home of Mrs. Walter CUNNINGHAM, North Elmsley , Wednesday, Feb. 9 by A. H. Scott, her daughter Mary Elizabeth (CUNNINGHAM) to Norman OLIVER, Ferry Road .  The bride's brother is Norman Cunningham.

Married - At St. Andrew's Church, Lindsay, Wed. Feb 2, by F. H. McIntosh, Vera Edith Mary (MERCER), only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Mercer, Lindsay to Stanley Meredith (SCOTT), BA, barrister, elder son of His Honour Judge & Mrs. Scott of Perth .

Died - At Poland , Feb. 4, Alex McDOUGALL, aged 86 years, 7 months. Born on the farm now owned by Wm. Paul, Poland in 1835. In 1861 married Mary DUNN, Lavant.  Thirteen children, 7 survive: James, Lanark; John, Hopetown; Robert & Alexander, Poland ; Stewart, Lammermoor; Charles, Forest , Manitoba ; and Eva (Mrs. Thos Paul), Poland .  Deceased were: Albert, Aggie, Martha, Mary, and Sophia , Poland ; and Mary, Brandon .  Also 46 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren. Presbyterian & Conservative & Orangeman. To Poland Cemetery . Lanark Era.

Died - As a result of continued quarrelling, Robert WOOD, 45, was fatally shot Monday at Caintown, by Derrick TENNANT, 79, with whom he lived.

October 23, 1925

Married - In Cathedral of S. S. Peter & Paul, Detroit , Friday, October 2, by Fr. Hunt. Violet M. DALEY, formerly of Perth , daughter of late Thomas & Mrs. Daley, Pembroke to Francis B. McGOWAN, Detroit, son of Mrs. B. McGowan, Perth. Will reside in Detroit where groom is a linotype operator.

Divorce - Applied for Divorce by Robert Stewart McINTYRE, Bathurst from his wife, Annie McINTYRE, Ogdensburg , NY for adultery & desertion.

Died - In Toronto , George Seymour (LYON), son of George S. LYON, well known Canadian golfer & brother of C. H. Lyon, Perth , in his 28th year.  Overseas when he was less than 17.  In poor health since wounded in Zillebecke.

Died - At Castleford, John McGREGOR, 86.  Went with his brother late Robert from Bathurst Twp.  To Sand Point Cemetery .

Died - In Chicago , Friday, October 9, James McKITTRICK, after an extended illness. Born in Lanark Twp.  In 1888 married Ellen FOY, Perth who predeceased him some years ago. Leaves 4 children; Mary, Margaret, Leo & Lloyd. Also 3 sisters & 1 brother; Mrs. Thomas Richards, Drummond; Mrs. John Quinn, Lanark; Brother Peter, medical doctor & sister Mrs. Morphy of Thorp, Wis., are deceased. Funeral Monday October 12, from Escanaba , Michigan .

Died - At St. Louis , MO. Saturday, James Fitzwilliam SHAW, formerly chief clerk of Dept. of Inland Revenue, Ottawa .  Born at Perth , son of James Shaw and Matilda Berford.  First wife was sister of W. P. & Norman Lett, Ottawa .  By her 1 child; Mrs. Nora Morgan, St. Louis . Second wife, Louise Sewell, Toronto , survives with 3 sons & 2 daughters; Rutherford in BC; Trevor & Eric, both of Hartford Con.; Mrs. Walter Soper, Ottawa ; Mrs. Kelhor Carr, St. Louis.

Died - At Toronto , Saturday, October 3, Donald (STEWART), 44, 3rd son of late Mr. & Mrs. Daniel STEWART, Hopetown. Married December 29, 1917 to Hazel ROACH, New Liskeard.  To them 2 sons; Donald & Robbie & daughter who died when not 2 weeks old. Leaves wife, family 5 brothers & 6 sisters.

Died - At Edmonton , Ab. Monday, Oct 12, John RITCHIE, aged 81 years, 11034 125 St.  Born Scotch Line Ontario , Feb 12, 1844 . eldest son of late William R. & Joan Dennison & grandson of John R., pioneer settler, who came from Scotland in 1816.  Married over 50 years ago to Agnes, daughter of late Thomas Dennison, Scotch Line who survives with 2 daughters & 4 sons: Maud, died in India ; Ella, Mrs. Harry W. Ambrose & Joanna, Mrs. G. Stewart Wilson, Edmonton .  A. E. (Frank), Bremner, Ab.; John W. Edmonton; Howard, killed in auto accident, Edmonton ; Ray died at home in Bathurst ; Ernest G., Kitchener ; & Burton , Ottawa .  Also brothers Robert, S. Edmonton ; Donald, Chicago & Sister, Mrs. E. Bullard, Kaviti , India . Baptist "Journal".

Lanark Era Obituaries

Wed. June 5th, 1901
Death: In
Bathurst , May 22nd, Mrs. James Erwin, aged 78 years.  She was born Isabella Foster, and was twice married, having three children in each case.  They are; James, at Sharbot Lake ; Robert, in the Batineau; Thomas, in Oso Twp.; Henry, of Bathurst ; Archibald, on the homestead; and Mrs. James Geary, of Bathurst .  Burial on Friday in Rokeby Cemetery .

Wed. January 27th, 1904
Death: In
Bathurst , Thurs. Jan. 21st, Ann Jane Foster, aged 69 years.  She took sick the day of her sister's funeral.  Only one sister survives, Mrs. James Erwin, 11th line Bathurst .  Burial in Rokeby cemetery.

Keith Thompson - 18 February, 2003.

Keith Thompson                                                            Posted: 06 December, 2005.

Received from: Judith Maloney - maloney@twcny.rr.com


Peacefully at his home at Snow Road on Friday, August 16, 1996, William H (Bill) Sargeant, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Della J (Morrow) Sargeant. Dear father of Delmar of Snow Road, Uncle and father to Levern (Margaret) Morrow of Kingston, Dennis (Donna) Morrow of Peterborough, Valerie (Norman) Truelove of McDonalds Corners, and Veronica Morrow at home. Brother of the late Robert Sargeant, Evelyn Trombley and Minnie Mundell. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and their families. Friends may call at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 and at Snow Road Presbyterian Church, Snow Road, Monday Aug 18 from 12 noon until services at 1 pm. Interment Crawford Cemetery, In remembrance contributions to the Snow Road Presbyterian Church or fund of your choice would be appreciated.


(Past Matron Eastern Star Chapter). In hospital, Almonte, Ontario, Monday, March 7, 1983, in her 72nd year, Alma Ethel Williams, beloved wife of the late Robert (Bert) Alexander Young. Dear sister of William Williams, Thompson, Manitoba; predeceased by 1 sister Ketha Maude (Mrs. James Dunn). Friends may call at the Kerry Funeral Home, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte for visiting on Tuesday from 3-9pm, Funeral Service in the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 pm,.  Reverend Jack Lougheed officiating. Interment Auld Kirk Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations made to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Posted: 13 February, 2006.

The Rideau Record, issue date Thursday, March 10 1904.

Death of Edwin Caswell - A familiar figure is removed from Smith's Falls by the death of Mr. Edwin Caswell which occurred at an early hour yesterday morning. Mr. Caswell suffered from a stroke of paralysis about twenty years ago. It left him lame and his health had been impaired since that time but he been able to go about until about three months ago when he was taken very ill. He had been confined to his bed the greater part of the time and gradually became weaker and weaker until for some weeks past all hope of his complete recovery had been given up. Mr. Caswell had the agency for several well known works of literature and made quite a success of that business. Deceased was the second son of Mrs. James Caswell, Main street. Except for a few years spent in Cleveland, Ohio, he had lived the whole of his life in Smith's Falls or vicinity and was known to nearly every person hereabouts. He was 58 years of age and is survived by one son William, of Cleveland, besides his mother, four brothers and three sisters. His wife was (Sarah ALTON nee Simons)

Posted: 26 February, 2006.  Received from Jacie - JMehetable@aol.com

The Record News Issue date July 30, 1964

Canada’s Oldest Citizen Dies in Carleton Place

Mrs. Annie Potter, believed to be Canada’s oldest citizen died in Carleton Place Sunday at the age of 106.

Born at Portage du Forte, Que., Sept. 24, 1857, Mrs. Potter is survived by all of her five children, 52 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 18 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. Potter was the widow of Thomas Potter of Arnprior.  She died at the Bartlett Nursing Home in Carleton Place where she had been living since 1955.

Funeral Services were held last Thursday at 2 pm at the Boyce Funeral Home, Arnprior.

Received from Leah Truscott - gopher@primus.ca                                                                          Posted: 02 April, 2006.