It is our melancholy duty to record the death of Libbie
Currie, wife of Mr. J. L. Currie which took place at
on the 17th Feb.She was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thompson of
, Dakota.She was born and brought
up at Oliver’s Ferry until 19 years of age when she removed to Dakota with her
sister Mrs. Thomas Smith.She was
married about six years ago and leaves a kind husband and three children.Last winter Mrs. Currie came east on a visit to her friends at the Ferry
and brought her little
with her, aged 2.Her husband came
for her in March, bringing with him Archie, aged 4.A few days before she died she said to her mother using her own words:“Mother, if I die baby will be yours won’t she?”Mrs. Currie suffered very much the last few hours every breath they
thought would be her last.Her
sister writes that at the last it was so solemn to hear her sing “Praise God
from whom all blessings flow”.There
were nine of the Thompson family Libbie being the middle one.Her little brother next to her, at one and a half years old drank amouthful of lye which caused his death so she was twice the baby.She was the pet of the family and next to her brother William who died
four months before her.Now they are
laid side by side on the lonely prairie three miles from
.She was 27 years of age.
We regret to learn of the death in
of Charles Q. Chamberlain, which occurred on Saturday last from typhoid
fever.The deceased was a son-in-law
of Mr. Robert Stone of Perth, chief constable and some years ago clerked in the store of Mr.
G. A. Gamsby in
this town.He was born in the town
about 35 years ago.
March 30, 1888
on Tuesday, 27th March, Mr. Joshua Bowes, aged 54.
Miller—Died, at Perth on Thursday, 22nd March,
Mr. George Miller, Sr., 3rd Concession Bathurst, aged 74.
McIntyre—Died, at Douglas on Sunday, 18th
March, Agnes McIntyre, beloved wife of Mr. John McIntyre, aged 26.
Warren—Died, on Tuesday, 20th March, Charles
L. Warren, Jr., son of Mr. Charles Warren, Esq., Allumette Island, aged 21.
Elsewhere in the same paper:We regret to learn of the death of Mr. Charles L. Warren, at his
home on Allumette
on Tuesday last at the early age of 21 years.Mr. Warren was well known in Arnprior having at one time been a clerk in
the employment of Mr. A.M. Dougherty, Variety Hall.He was a very popular young man and his death is deeply regretted by a
large circle of friends.
Stewart—Died, at Douglas on Sunday, 18th
March, Jennie Stewart, second daughter of Mr. John Stewart, merchant,
aged 20 (?) 29 (?).
—Died, at Drummond on Wed., 28th March, Ann McLean Ferguson,
relict of the late Mr. Henry Ferguson, aged 65 (?).
McCann—Died, on Friday, 23rd March, Ann
Fitzpatrick McCann, relict of the late Mr. Patrick McCann, South Burgess,
County Leeds, and mother of Mr. John McCann of Perth, aged 66.
Elsewhere in the same paper:On Friday last passed away from this life Mrs. Patrick McCann, one
of the oldest and most respected settlers in this part of the country.By her kind and affable manners she endeared herself to all with whom she
came into contact and her loss will be felt not only by her sorrowing children
but by all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.She was the daughter of the late Mr. John Fitzpatrick, Laurel
Hill, County Monaghan, Ireland and came to this country 42 years ago and settled
with her husband in the County of Leeds where she remained until her death.Of a family of 13 children she bore, nine survive.
McPhee, an old resident of Pakenham, died at the residence of her daughter
in Drummond on Sunday aged 87.The
deceased was born in
and came to
in 1848 and settled in Pakenham.Her
maiden name was Mary Harris but about 1820 she married Mr. James
McPhee who died about 1845 leaving her with 11 children, six of whom are
numbered with the blessed.The
remaining five are doing well.They
are as follows:Mrs. Sl - - - er and
Mrs. Shaw of Kincardine, Ontario; Mrs. George McFarlane of
Drummond; Mrs. Ed Bennett of Carleton Place and Mrs. Jas. Phee of
Pakenham.The deceased lady in spite
of her age was quite smart and going round the house up to a day or so before
her death but on Sunday morning God saw fit to call her over to the silent
majority.She had about 50
grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren most of whom are still living.The funeral, which took place from her daughter’s residence in Drummond
on Tuesday had to be postponed on account of the storm and so did not take place
until Thursday when the remains were entered in the
After a lingering and painful illness extending over a
period of 12 years, our townsman Mr. Joshua Brown, druggist, died at his
on Tuesday morning with a pang or struggle.He had been confined to the house nearly all winter and to his room for
the past 3 or 4 weeks and latterly had been greatly reduced in strength and
body.His ailment was consumption to
which was added other complaints culminating in intense headaches which made his
life a burden.Last summer he took a
in quest of better health but it did him little good and he continued to sink
under the weight of his infirmities.When
the end came Tuesday he was quite prepared for it and had no fears of death.He was a good citizen and estimable Christian.The deceased was born in the Township
of U. E. Loyalist ancestry 54 years ago.He
was in the drug business in Newburg and Napanee but removed to
in 1873 buying out the drug business of
Mr. Freeman Lane.He was one of the best druggists
in this part of
and was very successful at his calling; his trade being spread over a large
district.He married Miss Duncan of
who with 8 sons and daughters survive him. He was an exemplary member of the Methodist
and one of its office bearers here.His
funeral was largely attended yesterday afternoon to
April 6, 1888
Smith—Died, at Almonte on the 31st March, Miss
Jane Smith, in her 73rd year.
Gillis—Died, at Franktown on the 23rd March,
Mr. Archibald Gillis, aged 46.
McDermott—Died, at Almonte on the 3rd April, Mrs.
T. W. McDermontt, aged 33 (?) 35 (?).
Creighton—Died, at Lanark Township on the 17th
March, Mrs. William Creighton, Sr., aged 74.
Troke—Died, at Perth on Monday, 2nd April, Elizabeth
Stella Troke, infant daughter of Mr. William Troke, aged 7 months.
Nairn—Died, at his residence in the Township of Dalhousie
on the 18th March, Mr. Archibald Nairn, in the 72nd
year of his life.
James—Died, at Drummond on Thursday morning, 6th
April, Mary Ann Conn James, wife of Mr. Thomas James, Drummond, aged 50
Scott—Died, on Thursday, 29th March at his
, Beckwith, after an illness of 13 hours, of congestion of the lungs, Mr. Robert
Scott, aged 65 (?)
Sarah Smith McDonald, wife of Mr. W. J. McDonald and
mother of Mrs. W. J. Christie of
, died on the 28th March, after suffering several months from nervous
prostration.She was born in the
17th March, 1837
and married on
23rd June, 1863
.She was a daughter of the late Mr.
Robert Smith of
April 13, 1888
on Friday, 6th April, Miss Mary Cameron, aged 65.
Ferrier—Died, at Bathurst on Wed., 11th April,
Martha Jane Wilson Ferrier, wife of Mr. Abraham Ferrier, Jr., Scotch
Line, 30 years.
Smith—Died, at Almonte on Saturday morning, 31st
March, at the home of her niece, Mrs. George Wilson, Jean Smith, 72
years, a native of Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Moore—Died, at the residence of her son, Mr. Thomas B.
Moore of Drummond on Thursday, 12th April, Anne Buell Moore,
relict of the late Mr. William Moore, aged 91.
Elsewhere in the same paper:Yesterday the oldest settler in the
district passed away in the person of Mrs. William Moore, mother of Mr. Thomas
B. Moore, clerk of the
, at the age of 91 years.The
deceased was born in the
and after the close of the Revolution came with her father Mr. Buell, an uncle
of the late Mr. W. O. Buell to
.In the year 1816, having married
Mr. Moore, the two came to
shortly afterwards settling on the farm near
.Mrs. Moore was among the first
pioneer settlers of this district and lived in this vicinity for 72 years, dying
full of years and honors.
April 20, 1888
on Sat., 7th April, Emeline Daw Burrows, wife of Mr. W. H. F.
Burrows, aged 42.
on Wednesday, 18th April, Jennie Anderson Andison, wife of
Mr. Nicholas Andison, aged 48.
Conlon—Died, on Wednesday, 28th March, Patrick
Conlon, Kearns’ Corners, Bathurst, aged 28 years, 11 months.Deceased had for the past few years the contract of carrying the mails
and Glen Tay.
April 27, 1888
on the 23rd April, Mr. Peter Ferguson, aged 22.
on the 18th April, Mr. William Henry Adams, aged 55.
—Died, at Drummond on Sunday, 22nd April, Mr. Henry Poole,
—Died, on the 9th April, Sarah McLean, McDonald’s Corners,
Dalhousie, aged 70.
on Thursday, 5th April, Soloman Silverstone, aged 34.
—Died, at Stewartville on the 14th April, Messie Smith Campbell,
relict of the late Mr. Duncan Campbell, aged 51.
McGregor—Died, at McNab, on the 14th inst., Janet
Fisher McGregor, wife of the late Mr. John McGregor, aged 67.
Brown—Died, on the 27th March, Mary A.
Charles Brown, wife of Mr. Robert A. Brown,
, aged 28.
McCann—Died, at Perth on Monday, 23rd April, John
Leonard McCann, eldest son of Mr. John McCann, aged 8 years and 5 months.
Cameron—Died, at Beckwith, 7th Line, on the 12th
inst., Mrs. Sarah Cameron (mother of Mr. Robert Cameron, Almonte), aged
(illegible, maybe 56?).
Allan—Died, at Bathurst, on Wed., 25thApril, Elizabeth Drysdale Allan, relict of the late Mr. John
Allan, aged 88 years and 4 months.
Vancourtlandt—Died, at Arnprior on the morning of the 16th
April, N - - ma (not Norma) Vancourtlandt, aged 31, wife of Mr. Claude
on Wednesday, 25th April. Elie Gertrude James, third daughter
of Mr. Charles James, aged 10 years and 11 months.
May 4, 1888
McFadden—Died, at Arnprior on the 22nd April, Mary
McFadden Banning, wife of Mr. Alexander Banning, aged 32 (?) 33 (?).
McPhee—Died, at Arnprior on the 23rd April, Mary
Cameron McPhee, relict of the late Mr. Ronald McPhee, aged 67.
Beggy—Died, at Chicago on the 22nd April, John
William Beggy, son of Mr. John Beggy, aged 3 years and 8 months.
Douglas—Died, at Shelburne, County Dufferin, Ontario on
the 30th April, Percy Shelburne Douglas, youngest son of Major
J. W. Douglas, aged 8 months and 22 days.
May 4, 1888
—Died, at Innisville on the 28th (?) April, Mr. James Jackson,
, on Sunday, 6th May, Miss Annie Patterson (aged illegible).
on Tuesday, 8th May, Alice White Poole, wife of Mr. John
Poole, aged 57 (?).
Smith—Died, at Davenport, Iowa at his residence 228 E. 5th
St., on the 6th April, Mr. Robert Smith, aged 88 years and 6
months, an old resident of N. Sherbrooke.
on the 25th (?) April, E. L. Hulbert, in his 68th
year.The deceased was a
brother-in-law of Mrs. E. Morrison, formerly of
and an uncle to Mrs. W. H. Munro of Renfrew.
Stanley—Died, on the 1st May, at the residence
of her daughter Mrs. James Ryan, Mrs. Bridget Stanley, aged 71
years and 3 months, after a lingering illness which she bore with Christian
Crosbie—Died, on Thursday, 10th May, John
, aged 80.
Mrs. Webster, wife of Mr. Robert Webster,
Newboro, died on the 22nd April.She was married on
the 14th Jan., 1842
and lived from that time until her death in the
.She had six children of whom only
two are living, Mr. William Webster, merchant,
, and the other D. H.. Webster, physician,
.The deceased was kindly cared for
by friends and neighbors during her illness.Her pastor Rev. David Y. Ross, M.A.., attended her faithfully until the
end.Those acquainted with the
deceased feel that a very estimable woman full of years and piety has gone to
her reward.Her age was 72.Record
May 18, 1888
on Saturday, 12th May, Mr. Alexander Stewart, aged 75.
McPhee—Died, at Arnprior on Monday, 23rd
April, Mary Cameron McPhee, relict of the late Mr. Ronald McPhee, aged 67
The sad news reached us on Sunday morning that Hugh
Ferguson, carpenter, formerly of this place, and son of the late Alexander
Ferguson of the
(in Beckwith) was dead.Full
particulars are not in hand but from the report it appears that Mr. Ferguson,
who was a car foreman at Screiber, was out collecting cars that had been
derailed some time previous on Saturday night or Sunday and by some means fell
between the cars of a passing train and had a leg taken off.He was picked up and conveyed to
where he was immediately placed in the charge of the physician of the hospital
but the loss of blood and shock to the system were too great and he died in a
few hours.Mr. Ferguson was a young
man about 32 years of age, unmarried, and of good habits, he was highly
respected and well spoken of by all who knew him and his untimely end is deeply
mourned.His six brothers and three
sisters in this section have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their
sorrow.The body is expected here by
tomorrow’s Pacific Express.C.P.
deeply regret to have to chronicle the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. John
.He was the eldest son of the late
Mr. George Hanover, Esq., of Pakenham.It
will be remembered that the deceased had been in failing health for the past
year and spent last summer here in his native air and part of the winter he
passed in southern California hoping thereby to recuperate his health but to no
avail and on Tuesday morning, 2nd inst., he succumbed to that fatal
trouble organic heart disease and dropsy in the 50th year of his age.Gazette
of the old pioneers of the
passed away in the person of Mr. Jas. Rae in his 74th year.He came to
from the north of
in the year 1825 and was one of a family of 9.the family settled on the 8th Line Ramsay, the present
homestead where the deceased resided continuously for the long period of 63
years.He was a member of the
for one half a century and for over 40 years he was a class leader.In the cause of education he always took a keen interest and served for
27 years on the public school board.He
was also tax collector for the township for 11 years.He leaves his family in comfortable circumstances.The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon to the 8th
and was largely attended.Times.
May 25, 1888
Cochrane—Died, at McNab on Sat., 7th April,
Mr. James Cochrane, aged 31.
on Wed., 28th March, Mr. John Nicholson, son of the late Mr.
Alexander Nicholson, Ramsay, 67.
—Died, on Monday, 21st May, Mr. James Richardson, 12th
Concession Drummond, aged 65.
regret to have to record the death of Mr. Jas. Richardson, Drummond, the
sad event occurred on Sunday last.The
cause of death was that fatal disease consumption which had been ravaging his
constitution for a number of years, slowly working its way towards a fatal end.Mr. Richardson was a man of quiet and retiring disposition but a staunch
advocate of Christianity and the right.He
was for many years a deacon in the Congregational Church and as long as his
health permitted, he was a regular attendant and an earnest worker.Now he has gone to a better land to receive his reward and to hear the
words of the Master “Well done my good and faithful servant” enter thou into
the joy of the Lord.
Another obit, same man, same paper:
An old resident of this county, Mr. James Richardson,
died on Monday morning after a lingering illness from heart disease and
bronchitis.The deceased was 65
years of age.He was a native of
but came to this country when quite young settling with his parents on the
First Line Drummond near
.When a young man he entered the
store of Boyd Caldwell as a clerk, where he remained 16 years but his health
failed him and he bought a farm on the 12th Concession Drummond where
he resided until his death.
June 1, 1888
Wilson—Died, on Sunday morning, 27th May, Mr. John
Wilson, 1st Concession Drummond, aged 61.
June 8, 1888
Rathwell—Died, at Drummond on the 3rd June,
Mr. Thomas Rathwell, aged 86.
Crawford—Died, of inflammation of the bowels, on the 2nd
June, Mr. David Crawford, Dalhousie, aged 24.
on Wednesday morning, 6th June, Andrew William Playfair, in
the 63rd year of his age.
Elsewhere in the same paper:On Wednesday morning, an old and respected resident of
, Mr. Andrew William Playfair, died at his residence on Herriott Street
at the age of 63 years.For many
years he had been employed in the store of the late Hon. R. Matheson and later
Shaw and Matheson and was always the same gentlemanly clerk, popular with all
customers.For many years he held
the position of church warden at St. James.
Mrs. Adam Bell, McDonald’s Corners, Dalhousie,
died on Sunday last of cancer of the mouth.
June 15, 1888
on Sunday, 10th June, Mr. John Devlin, aged 25.
Devlin—Died, on Tuesday afternoon, 12th June,
Mr. Thomas Devlin,
, aged 75.
Elsewhere in the same paper:An old resident of this county, Thomas Devlin, passed away on Tuesday
last from the effects of a paralytic stroke at the age of 75.He was a native of Castlebar,
but came to this country when a young man, settling in Drummond.For the past few years he had been a resident of
Byrne—Died, at the residence of her father, Edward Byrne,
North Burgess, on the 7th June, Jane Ann Byrne, aged 24.
June 22, 1888
Rathwell—Died, at Drummond on the 3rd June, Mrs. Dr.(?) Thomas Rathwell, aged 86.
(note, not at all sure this was “
Ferguson—Died, at Renfrew on the 8th June, Duncan
Ferguson, brother of Mrs. John Stevenson of Lanark.
Publow—Died, on Tuesday, 15th May, Miss Annie
Publow, daughter of Mr. Francis Publow,
, aged 19.
Deacon—Died, at Toronto on Wed. 20th June, Edwin
Deacon, second son of Mr. Joseph Deacon, Esq., Brockville, in the 20th
year of his age.
Newman—Died, on the 16th June, at 55 (?)
Hunter St. West
, Maitland Newman, youngest son of Maitland and Annie Newman, aged 6
years and 8 months.
Boyd—Died, at Crosshull (?),
, on Sunday, 17th June, Rev. James Boyd, aged 73 years.He was 42 years a Presbyterian minister in
, a native of Pollakshaws, near
, brother of David and William Boyd, Dalhousie and Mrs. Machan of
It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of
Mr. George Gourlay, Sr., which sad event took place at the residence of
his son in
on Friday last surrounded by his family.Mr.
Gourlay had been ailing for the past three years with an affliction of heart
disease caused by an attack of inflammatory rheumatism some years ago.About three weeks ago he undertook to visit relatives in
, Ogdensburg and
but while in Ogdensburg he took sick and returned as far as
when death ended his sufferings a few days after he arrived.The deceased was born in the city of
in the year 1813 and when but three weeks old immigrated to
with his parents, who settled in the
.In the year 1860 he came to the
and engaged in the tannery business which he carried on successfully until
about 3 years ago when he retired from active life.Mr. Gourlay was a good man, widely known and highly respected and his
cheery presence will be sadly missed in our village.The remains of the deceased were brought to Eganville Saturday morning
and the funeral took place from his late residence on Sunday afternoon to
Melville Presbyterian Church, from thence to the
followed by an immense concourse of sorrowing relatives and family.The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. Paterson.The deceased was 67 years of age and leaves a large grown up family.Mrs. Gourlay, wife of the deceased, died about two weeks ago.
regret to announce the death of an old friend and one of Ramsay’s most highly
respected residents Mr. David Aikenhead who passed peacefully away on
Monday morning last after an illness of about three or four months from an
affliction of the kidneys and heart.Death
was no doubt accelerated by a paralytic stroke he received a few weeks ago.He was within three years of life’s allotted span and up to within the
last year was always hardy and vigorous.The
deceased was born near
in 1820 and was brought to
by his parents who came in 1821.They
settled on the 3rd Line Ramsay near Clayton the same year and lived
there about 20 years.At the end of
that time the deceased married Janet McFarlane, daughter of Mr. Matthew
McFarlane and purchased the latter’s (?) farm on which he remained
continually until he died.Mrs.
Aikenhead died 8 years ago.The
fruit of their marriage consisted of 8 children, three of whom survive.They are Mrs. Jas. Brunton and Messrs. John and Matthew Aikenhead.
July 6, 1888
Smith—Died, on the 3rd May, Mr. James Smith,
, aged 80, a native of
Cuddie—Died, at N. Keppel, County Grey, on Sat., 30th
June, Mrs. Thomas Cuddie, aged 99 years and 2 months.
Mr. Archibald McLaren of Pilot Mound,
died at the residence of Mr. R. Blackburn, Jr., farmer, near that village on
Monday, 25th June.He was
a brother of Mr. Donald McLaren of Drummond.He was a farmer, unmarried and about 45 years of age.
We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Larkin,
, which occurred on Thursday, 28th June at the age of 35 years.The deceased was some 4 months ago seized with fever from which his mind
became deranged. He was removed to
, where he remained until his death.For
some time he seemed to be improving but this, as has been shown in so many other
cases, was but a stage of the disease before death.The funeral on Friday from the C.P.R. station,
, was largely attended by the many friends he had made throughout the town and
country.He leaves a wife and three
small children who now have lost a good and kind husband and father.
We have received word of a series of bereavements in the
family of Mr. Robert Barr, Lavant, all of which took place in the month
of June just past.Four of the
children died of that deadly disease diphtheria within a week of one another
while the father only a fortnight before had been taken away by inflammation.The sad list is given as follows:Robert
Barr, who died in Lavant on the 5th June, at the age of 65 years
after a painful illness of inflammation, which he bore with patience.Also four of the family died if diphtheria—Willie Barr died on
19th June, 15 years; Lloyd Barr died on the 23rd
June, 3 years; Albert James Barr died on the 26th June, 12
years; Janet Barr died on the 26th June, 10 years.
July 13, 1888
Donald—Died, at Dalhousie, on Wed., 27th June,
James Norman McDonald, infant son of Mr. Matthew Donald, aged 2 months.
The Oldest Resident Gone—On Wednesday evening 4th
inst., a day noted in history because upon it the famous declaration of
independence gave to the U.S. their independence, Mrs. Sarah Morphy,
relict of the late Mr. William Morphy, passed to her eternal rest.Mrs. Morphy had attained the ripe old age of 85 years.She was a sister of Mr. George Willis, Sr., and during her
lifetime has seen
grow from a dense uncultivated forest into a large and thriving town of almost
4,000 people.William Morphy, her
husband, died in 1837.Of their
children, three are still living, one son and two daughters—George Morphy
of this town, Mrs. Watchorn of Merrickville and Mrs. Fitzgerald of
.The deceased lady was very retired
in her habits of life and during the past few years seldom left her house.She had laid by quite a considerable sum of money and held some valuable
property.Messrs William Duncan
and Robert McDonald are well known merchants and grandchildren of the
deceased.Her funeral took place on
Friday morning to St. James Church and thence to Crain’s Cemetery.The pall bearers were Messrs. C. Sinclair, D. McNabb, J. L. Morphy,
, P. Garvin and Mr. Dulmage of
.Quite a number of our citizens
were present to pay the last tokens of respect to one who has seen so many
changes in her lifetime, the last but one (Edmund Morphy who resides in western
Canada) of the noted family who first settled in Carleton Place.
July 20, 1888
Riddell—Died, at Almonte on the 17th July, Mr.
William Riddell, aged 63.
Dickson—Drowned at Selkirk, Manitoba on the 5th
July, Mr. William E. Dickson, brother of Mr. James Dickson, Esq.,
Carleton Place aged 23 (?) 25 (?).
MacDonald—Died, at Kingston on the 7th July, Ann
MacDonald, daughter of the late Sgt. Alexander McDonald of the Glengarry
Fencibles, late of Perth.
Mr. Henry Patterson, well known for many years as a
constable of Almonte, died at the hospital in
on Monday after a lingering illness due primarily to rheumatism and then
paralysis.The remains were taken to
Almonte the same day.Mrs. Patterson
has been an invalid for several yearsC.C.
A sad accident occurred in Montague last Friday whereby Mr.
D. McIntyre lost his life.It
appears that Mr. McIntyre had been engaged in hauling hay when his team became
frightened at something and ran away upsetting the wagon hay and all and
throwing the driver head first on a pile of stones, breaking his neck. Death
was almost instantaneous.The
deceased was at
on Thursday and is a cousin of Mrs. Richard Dowdall of this town.He was buried on Saturday.C.P.
Elsewhere in the same paper:Port Elmsley News—On Friday morning of last week, Findlay and Thomas
McIntyre were drawing in hay and the horses became frightened and ran away
across the field, jumping the fence and Thomas who was on the wagon, was
thrown to the ground and dragged for several yards and when his brother Findlay
reached the spot he found him insensible.He
breathed only a few minutes and passed away.
on Tuesday, 10th July, Miss Annie Rose Mitchell, aged 32.
, Commercial of the 28th June, contains the following account of the
death of Miss Jennie Mitchell, daughter of our former townsman, George
Mitchell, an excellent young lady about 20 years old, died at
Sunday at the residence of her parents two miles east of town.Her death was remotely caused from a spinal injury received from a fall
from a horse at
some three weeks ago.Since then
she has had a fever which caused her to decline in spite of every effort to
arrest its progress until she died as stated.She was buried in the
Monday and her remains were followed to the grave by a large number of
sorrowing friends.The deceased
taught school last term at
where she won many friends who will deeply lament her loss.Her father, Mr. George Mitchell, removed here with his family from
some three years ago.Miss Mitchell
was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church and she died in the full assurance
of a happy life beyond the grave.”
July 27, 1888
Magillivray—Died, at Collingwood on the 15th
(?) July, Isabella Magillivray, beloved wife of Mr. John Magillivray and
mother of Rev. M. Magillivray, formerly of
, aged 66.
Saturday morning the remains of the late Mr. Joseph McCormick were
carried to McVean’s burying ground in Montague for interment.The deceased was an old resident of this locality and a much respected
member of the
.Mr. McCormick died suddenly last
Thursday morning of heart disease in the 77th year of his age.The funeral was largely attended.Independent
Sunday evening last Mr. William B. Vandusen departed this life aged 54
years and 6 months.The deceased had
been a resident of Smith’s Falls nearly all of his life and was employed in
Mr. Bartlett’s furniture store.Although
Mr. Vandusen had been in poor health for a long time, his sudden demise was
the oldest residents of the county who have been removed by death, was Mrs.
Jas. Burns of
who died on the 30th June, at the advanced age of 74 years and 6
months.The deceased was a native of
from where she emigrated in 1842 and has since been a resident of this county.She was buried in the Hopetown
and was followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing
friends.The deceased lady was a
sister of the wife of our townsman William Gilmour.Gazette
On Saturday, 7th inst., at Stonewall,
, Mr. Peter McEwen passed quietly over to the great majority at the
advanced age of 80 years.The
deceased was the grandfather of Mr. W. P. McEwen of this paper and was
born in Breadalbane,
1st May, 1808
and came to
with his wife and children in 1851, settling in
the same year.He carried on
business as a tailor there for a couple of years; afterward came to Almonte and
later on removed to Lanark where for a quarter century or more he continued in
the tailoring business.He went to
several years ago.His wife
survives him and resides in Stonewall.
A highly esteemed ex-Almonter passed from the earthy scenes
on the 4th June in the person of Mr. Archibald McKechnie,
brother of Mr. John McKechnie.The
deceased was a former livery keeper here and went to
several years ago.He had a farm
near Cartwright and was doing well.Last
winter he was caught in a blizzard and badly frozen.The results were such that it was deemed advisable to take him to the
hospital which was done.Everything
that medical science could do was done for him but in vain and the dread
destroyer completed his fell work on the 4th inst.Mr. McKechnie was about 50 years of age and leaves a widow and four
children to mourn his loss.
On Friday, 13th inst., Mr. Pepper, Sr.,
aged 88 years, was laid to rest in
.The deceased was the father of Mr.
Jas. Pepper, formerly of
and of William Pepper of the 2nd Line with whom he spent his
declining years.He was a native of Wexford,
Aug. 3, 1888
—Died, on Monday, 23rd July, Mr. Thomas Jordan of
, aged 55.
Elsewhere in the same newspaper:After a protracted and painful illness, Thomas Jordan, manager of
Hick’s House, died at his residence,
, at the age of 55 years. He was formerly proprietor of the Allan House in this
town and was much respected and esteemed by the traveling community.
Armstrong—Died, on the 20th July, Mr. Henry
, aged 61.
Wilson—Died, on Friday, 27th July, Mr. John
Wilson, Sr., Scotch Line, North Burgess, in his 86th year.
Elsewhere in the same paper:On Friday last Mr. John Wilson, Sr., died at his residence after a
long illness at the age of 85 years.His
death was caused by heart disease and dropsy and for the last few weeks his
sufferings were very severe.Mr.
Wilson was one of the last surviving settlers of the
district.He was born in
in the year 1802 and came with his parents to the wilds of this country in the
spring of 1816 (?).When they
arrived there had not bee a tree cut on the ground where the town of
now stands, the forest primeval covering the whole country round.The family went at once to the location assigned to them which proved to
be an excellent farm but the labor of clearing, building, and planting in those
early days when implements were few and rude and provisions scarce as gold was
severe and almost beyond belief at the present luxurious period.However, Mr. Wilson outlasted these hardships and was blessed with a
length of years of prosperity and a large family most of whom are still living.His venerable widow survives him.He
died at the homestead and was buried in the upper
opposite the residence of his son Gilbert Wilson, a short distance away.The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Craig acting minister of
St. Andrew’s Church,
, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large
concourse of friends and acquaintances from Burgess,
, Elmsley, Drummond and Lanark.The
deceased was a staunch Reformer and a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church.
August 10, 1888
—Died, at his residence in
on Thursday, 9th Aug., Mr. Boyd Caldwell, Esq., in the 70th
year of his age.
on Tuesday, 7th August, Nathaniel Moore, Drummond, aged 63.
Binks—Died, at Ottawa on Sunday, 5th Aug., Eliza
S. Binks, wife of Mr. James Binks, aged 32.
—Died, at Ompah,
, on the 1st August, Mr. Neil Campbell, formerly of
, aged 66.
On Thursday last the sad intelligence reached
of the death of Mr. George D. Cram, son of our respected townsman Mr. Daniel
Cram, Esq. and brother of our conductor Robert Cram of the C.P.R.,
who died at Alemeda Assiniboia on Sat. 28 July of sunstroke.A few weeks previous Mr. Cram, who was a medical student at Queen’s in
his last year and very popular among his fellow students as he was in fact with
all who knew him, left for the Northwest being in delicate health after a
session of hard study thinking the change would be beneficial to his
constitution but an all wise Providence deemed otherwise and a few days after
the fatal stroke the young man’s spirit was called hence.Mr. John Sinclair, nephew of the deceased, missionary in that section,
was with him to the last and writes a very feeling and consoling letter to the
bereaved parents.The parents have
the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.The young man was but 23 years of age.C.P. Herald
August 17, 1888
Last week we briefly mentioned the death of Boyd
Caldwell, Esq., of Lanark, which occurred at his residence in that village
on Thursday, 9th inst.This
week we enlarge these remarks as fitting in the case of so prominent a man as
the deceased undoubtedly was.The
late Boyd Caldwell was born
31 October, 1818
in Lockwinnoch, Perthshire
and was brought by his parents to
in 1821.The family settled in
above Hopetown and engaged in farming to which was added lumbering as a
supplementary occupation.At the age
of 16 Boyd and his brother Alex turned their attention specially to lumbering
and prospered.They dissolved their
partnership in 1857 but continued in that business to the last day of their
lives.The subject of this sketch
was eminently fitted to control and guide a large undertaking of this nature.His grasp of business was large, his vigilance in matters of detail keen
and his enterprise, energy and shrewdness were alike pre-eminent as shown in the
smooth and systematic way his affairs in the store, lumbering camp, or mills
went on; in the number and variety of his lumbering industries and the success
which attended them.His lumbering
business was of course his chief occupation and this was fed from his extensive
limits on the
tributaries and the
.In connection with this were his
mammoth steam sawmill at
and his smaller one on the
and Pembroke Railway.For many
years back to the present time, his well known store at Lanark was one of the
chief mercantile establishments back of
; but the one of the most benefit to his adopted village was the large and well
equipped woolen factory now in existence there and started by him about 1867.This occupies what was once the Mair block, an extensive building
originally but since greatly enlarged by Mr. Caldwell.Then his iron ore mines, his farms and other real estate property all
under this and adjoining counties showed the varied and complex character of his
business.It is calculated that the
value of the whole of this vast property will not fall short of one million
dollars.In 1851 Mr. Caldwell
married Dinah Waugh, who survives him.The
sons and daughters now living are William Caldwell, who was a partner with his
father in the lumber and timber business; Thomas B. Caldwell, who became his
partner in the woolen factory branch; Mrs. Dr. Grant of Perth; and Misses
Rebecca and Margaret Caldwell.About
a year ago Mr. Caldwell was taken ill with some trouble of the head and
accompanied by his daughter Rebecca Caldwell, took a trip to the
but without finding relief.Soon
after this he became confined to the house and from this time his complaint
gradually but surely grew upon him despite the advise and treatment of the best
physicians.Finally, as a last
resort, he was taken to the seaside at
by which it was thought he might make a turn for the better.This turned out to be partially the case for his appetite and vigor both
came back in a measure when unfortunately the disease took another turn.He was taken with a stroke of paralysis and his family all of whom were
now present with him, saw too surely the beginning of the end.With all care, he was brought back to Lanark again and a few days after,
in the presence of his household and other near friends who had long and
assiduously waited on him and cared for him, he passed away.The once joyous and social home, formerly so happy of itself and so
hospitable to strangers, was now a house of mourning.The deceased was a man of fine social qualities full of life, of
unstained moral character and a fond and indulgent husband and father.He was a consistent member of the Congregational Church for the past 35
years and a very liberal supporter of that denomination.In politics he was a Reformer.The
funeral took place last Saturday and was well attended by an immense concourse
of people from all over the country.The
last solemn services were held in the church and conducted by Pastor Rev. Mr.
Day, and it was touching and appropriate and embodied a vital lesson for those
present who were yet to die.The
remains at the close were taken to the village cemetery and laid near those of
his brother Alexander and his sister Mrs. Colton.Their only surviving brother, John Caldwell of
and his sister Mrs. McIlraith of
were present at the funeral.
Gillies—Died, at Carleton Place on the 11th
August, Mr. John Gillies, Esq., in his 78th year.Elsewhere in the same paper:Carleton
Place Herald:Mr. John Gillies,
Esq., died at his residence at Carleton Place 20 minutes after
Saturday morning.Mr. Gillies, like
Mr. Caldwell, was one of the pioneer lumbermen of this country and also came
and very nearly at the same time.He
was born at Kilayth,
in April of 1811 and came to
with his father James Gillies and one sister and brother in 1822 the other
members of the family coming out the following year.He located a few miles above
and in that section the family lived until after the death of the old pioneer.In 1839 John married Mary Cullin Bain, who survives him.She was a daughter of the late William Bain who came out about 1825.In those early days there were no roadways and many were the hardships
the settlers were obliged to undergo.In
1840 he built his first sawmill.It
was on the
three miles from Lanark.It was
small at first but by degrees was enlarged until it became of good dimensions.He also built a grist mill and oatmeal mill and a carding mill at that
place and things going well with him, he went more extensively into lumbering
and the manufacturing of square timber.Mr.
Peter McLaren (who lately sold his mills at this place) was at this time a
foreman for Mr. Gillies and about 1834 or 1835 was taken into partnership.The firm prospered and in 1866 he leased the property now owned by the
Canada Lumber Co.It was but a small
mill with a circular at that time.Afterwards
he put up a big mill and until 1874 did a large business.Mr. Gillies moved with his family to
in 1871 and has resided here since.In
1874 he sold his interest in the limits, etc., on the
to Mr. McLaren for $300,000 and retired.But
he could not remain idle.The
following year (1875) he built the machine shops and foundry here and equipped
them with the best machinery obtainable.Mr.
Beyer was taken into partnership as the practical man.The firm succeeded for a while and then dissolved.The shops have since been leased by one or two firms and are just now
operated by John Gillies & Co.In
1882 he purchased the woolen mill of Mr. Archibald McArthur on the opposite side
of the river from the machine shop and his name is still identified with this
establishment also.Mr. Gillies was
a man possessed of wonderful strength and energy and many a story is related of
his hardiness in early days.He
would think nothing of walking from his home in Lanark to
—a distance of 55 miles—one day and back the next, carrying his parcels with
him.The heat and cold he did not
heed and perhaps it was to this needless exposure of himself to the elements in
his early days that brought on the rheumatism from which he suffered a great
deal later.For several years he had
been troubled with an internal disorder of some kind and it was to this disease
he finally succumbed early on Friday morning.He was conscious until the last and knew the end was approaching.All his children were able to be nearby when the vital spark expired.He was married on
the 4th Jan., 1839
and had he lived five months longer would have been able to celebrate with his
wife their golden wedding anniversary.Nine
children were born to them all of whom are living except Alexander, the
youngest, who was drowned up the lake about ten years ago.The sons are:James Gillies,
John Gillies, William Gillies, David Gillies and George Gillies.The daughters are Mrs. McEvoy of L’Orignal; Mrs. Dr. McEwen and Miss
Lizzie Gillies.Mr.Gillies was a man of retiring disposition and would never accept public
office although often pressed to do so.The
only time he did any public service was in the Rebellion of 1837-38 when he went
to the front with the volunteers.In
politics he was a staunch Reformer.Although
he had amassed considerable of this world’s goods, he was never butliberal.To all his sons he
dealt bountifully.He was a
Presbyterian and to his church and its schemes he contributed largely.To the new St. Andrew’s Church, opened last winter, he gave no only the
land upon which it was built but also subscribed liberally to the building fund
as well.Queen’s College,
, has always received large sums from his pockets the last contribution being
$1,500.We need not say any more.His deeds speak for themselves.He
was well known and his death is deeply regretted.His funeral took place on Monday afternoon to Cram’s Cemetery and
although the day was damp and chilly, it having rained continuously from early
morning, still the cortege was a very large one.The pall bearers were:Messrs
John McDonald, John Brown, D. Breckenridge, David Cram, James Kennedy and
William Kelly.45 rigs were in the
procession besides a large number of people on foot.Rev. D. McDonald conducted the services at the house and the grave.
Aug. 24, 1888
, on the 9th inst., Severia Ferland, Sr., formerly of
, aged 68.
Moore—Died, at New Glasgow, N. S., on the 18th
(?) inst., Charlotte Elizabeth Moore, eldest daughter of the late Captain
Bell, Royal Navy and beloved wife of Mr. Joseph B. Moore.
Kirkham—Died, at Perth on Thursday, 23rd Aug.,
Thomas James Kirkham, infant son of Mr. William J. Kirkham, 10 months and
Sept. 7, 1888
Stewart—Died, at Ashton on the 1st Sept. Mr. Neil
Stewart, Esq., aged 62.
Moodie—Died, at the Scotch Line on Mon., 3rd
Sept. Bertha May Moody, infant daughter of Mr. James Moodie, aged 1 year
and four months.
Hart—Died, at Winnipeg on the 1st Sept. Beatrice
Isabel Hart, youngest daughter of Rev. Prof. Hart, aged 11 years, 4 months
and 2 days.
Sept. 14, 1888
Boyd—Died, at Lanark, on Tuesday, 4th Sept. Mrs.
John Boyd, aged 51.
Clarke—Died, at Smith’s Falls, on Friday, 7th
Sept., Mr. Hugh Clarke, aged 70.
McMillan—Died, at Drummond, Sunday, 12th Aug.,
Miss Maggie McMillan, aged 48.
Moodie—Died, at the Scotch Line on Monday, 3rd
Sept. Bertha May Moodie, infant daughter of Mr. James Moodie, aged 1 year
and 4 months.
Burns—Died, at the residence of her son-in-law Edward
Gibson, in the township of Ross, Mrs. Mary Burns, aged 76, widow of
the late Mr. John Burns of the township of Drummond, after an illness of six
months which she bore with Christian patience.
Smiths Falls—One of the pioneers of this county, John
Ferguson, father of Mayor Ferguson, passed away on Friday last after a
lingering illness of several months.Mr.
Ferguson was 77 years of age and had lived in
since he was 23 having come here from Perthshire,
in 1834.He lived in
for a time in his early years but the greater part of his life was spent in
Montague where he was a successful farmer.About
five years ago he moved into town and has since lived a quiet retiring life,
enjoying the friendships of those with whom he had made friends with in his
younger and more active days.He was
a Highlander, of sturdy and sterling worth, a staunch Presbyterian, a life long
Liberal, a good neighbor, and an unfailing friend.His funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended.
Almonte—Died, at Prospect on the 25th Aug., William
Burrows, 55 years of age, eldest son of the late Mr. James Burrows,
Franktown, and brother of Mr. Andrew Burrows of Brockville and cousin to Mr. Thomas
Murray, M.P.P., Pembroke.Deceased
had been for 30 years postmaster, which position he held with credit to himself
and satisfaction to the entire community with whom he had lived for so long.The funeral took place on the following Wednesday and was one of the
largest ever seen in this part of the country.
Sept. 21, 1888
, on Monday, 17th Sept., Caroline Smith Drew, wife of Mr.
Elisha Drew, aged 68 years and 11 months, a former resident of
on Monday, 10th Sept., Mrs. James McGeough, aged 22.(note, unsure of this surname.)
Salter—Died, at his residence in Montague on Thursday, 13th
Sept. Mr. Peter Salter, aged 58 (?).
Pierce—Died, at his residence in Franktown on Wed., 12th
Sept., Mr. Thomas Pierce, aged 50.
September 28, 1888
on the 16th Sept., Jane Gray, eldest daughter of the late
Captain Gray of the Ceylon Rifles.
October 19, 1888
Francis—Died, at Pakenham on the 7th Oct., Mr.
Jonathan Francis, Esq., aged 69.
O’Brien—Died, at Cobden, Renfrew on the 2nd
October, Mr. John O’Brien, aged 75.
on the 4th Oct., Mr. Robert Anderson, formerly of Hopetown,
aged 33 (?).
on Friday, 12th Oct., Mr. Andrew Thompson, late of the Scotch
Line, aged 38.
The Almonte Gazette of last week contains a lengthy
obituary notice of the late Mr. Jonathan Francis of
which took place on Sunday last at the age of 68 years.The deceased was a native of
and came to Pakenham forty years ago engaging in a successful lumbering
business there.He married Margaret
Carswell and had five children all of whom are still living.He was a strict Presbyterian and a staunch Reformer.The funeral was a large one.
On Monday afternoon at
a gloom was case over the community when it was learned that Mr. Thomas
Greig had passed away.Twelve
days previous Mr. Greig had been taken ill but it was not thought serious until
symptoms of typhoid became manifest.Then
everything possible was done to bring him through and on Sunday morning last the
fever had abated, the bowels had all be restored to their normal condition and
the doctor had good hopes of the speedy recovery of his patient but towards
evening inflammation of the lungs and kidneys set in and within 24 hours he had
passed away.Thomas Greig was the
son of the James Greig.He was born
in 1839 and so was 49 years of age at his death.He was a graduate of
and first commenced the practice of his profession in
with lawyer Ryan now Judge Ryan at
.He came to
about 18 years ago where he has since lived.He was married in 1873 to Miss Laughton who it will be remembered, died
very suddenly four years ago.Two
sons, Willie and Harry are left to mourn the loss of a loving and indulgent
parent.Mr. Greig’s career has
been a most successful one.He has
prospered all along the line.He was
a man whose word was considered his bond and was esteemed and trusted by
everybody.Although of a retiring
disposition still he was widely known and his sudden death will be regretted by
a very large circle of acquaintances and friends.The only public office he ever held was that of municipal councilor.His aged mother who resides here feels deeply the loss of her son and to
her and other members of the bereaved family we extend the heartfelt sympathy of
the community in their hour of trial.There
are five brothers living:A.M.
Greig, Mayor, Almonte; Peter Greig, who is at home here; Andrew Greig on the
homestead in Ramsay; James Grieg in
; Robert Greig in
.There are four sisters:Mrs. Donaldson, Almonte; Mrs. James Cram, Pilot Mound; Mrs. Templeman,
Almonte; Miss Grieg who is at home with her mother.
During the last week the angel of death has claimed another
old settler of this district in the person of John Robertson, Sr.,
Township, who passed to his reward after a long and honorable career.The deceased was born in
Feb. 20, 1810
and came to Canada
with his parents in 1821, settling with them in
Township.In 1832 he married Janet Dow of
Darling and shortly after settled on the farm on which he died.Of the union 11 children were born, 9 of whom besides the mother survive
(the latter now being in her 80th year).The deceased always enjoyed good health until about a year ago when an
affliction of the heart rendered his case serious enough for a time.However, he finally recovered and was hale and hearty until three months
ago when a second attack prostrated him and weakened by the infirmities of old
age he gradually sank until Sunday last when the end came.In politics he was a consistent Reformer and in religion a Methodist.Among the children still living are Rev. A.G. Robertson of Cobden and
James Y. Robertson on the homestead. Gazette
Mr. John Oliver, one of the early settlers of
and later on a resident of Darling on Saturday last was called to join the
great majority at the ripe old age of 82.The
deceased was a native of
and was highly esteemed by all who knew him for the integrity which pervaded
his entire life with his fellow man.Gazette
Mr. M. O’Brennan, formerly a well known teacher in
the upper townships and once principal of the
, died at Eganville last week.He
had been an invalid for some years.
Nov. 2, 1888
on Wed., 24th Oct., Mr. Ewen Cameron, aged 75.
on the 11th Oct., Mr. John Robertson, Sr., in the 79th
year of his age.
on Wed. evening, 24th Oct., Mary Tippins, wife of Mr. William
Tippins, aged (illegible).
McKerracher—Died, at Perth on Thursday, 25th
Oct., Hazel McKerracher, youngest daughter of Mr. J. H. McKerracher, aged
6 (?) 8 (?) months and 8 days.
sad gloom was cast over the community in Smith’s Falls on Sunday last being
the sudden death of Miss Maggie Conlin, formerly of Perth.Until a few days before her death,
she was in perfect health.The
funeral on Tuesday was well attended.