Contributed by Pat Cooper
Amos Armstrong - death
Amelia Armstrong (Mrs. John/nee McMulkin) - death
Charles Armstrong - death
Eliza A. Armstrong (Mrs. George) - death
Ethel B. Armstrong (Mrs. Amos / nee Hawkshaw) - death
Eveline Armstrong (d/o John and Jane) - death
James William Armstrong - death
Zerelda Armstrong (d/o George) - death
Ida F. Dunn (Mrs. Edward C. / nee Armstrong) - death
Jane Eliza Hawkshaw (Mrs. James) - death
Rebecca Hawkshaw (Mrs. Robert/nee McCorkle) death
Elizabeth (Bessie) McMulkin (d/o Edward and Eliza) -
Jennie Mawhinney (Mrs. Henry/nee Armstrong) - death
William McMulkin - death
01 - Amos Armstrong / Gagetown 1963.
Funeral services for Amos Malcolm Armstrong were
held at the family residence with Rev. B. J. Buckland, rector of St. John's
Anglican Church, officiating.
Mr. Armstrong was born at Summerhill, now part of
Camp Gagetown, in 1880, a son of the late John and Jane (Donald) Armstrong.
He was engaged in farming there during his lifetime, until he moved to
Gagetown following the establishment of the military camp.
On June 23, he and Mrs. Armstrong, the former Ethel
Hawkshaw, observed their 54th wedding anniversary.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters,
Mrs. Foster Cooper and Miss Audrey Armstrong, Gagetown, and one son, Murray
of Gagetown; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Dunn, Newtown, Kings County; six
grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Favorite hymns were sung by members of the choir, with Mrs. Harry W. McAllister
The pallbearers were Frank Armstrong, Harry Armstrong,
Donald Armstrong, Austin Armstrong, Oliver Dunn and John Dunn.
The committal service and interment were in St.
02 - Mrs. Amelia Armstrong / Jemseg - 1957
After a long period of failing health, Mrs. Amelia
Armstrong passed away in her 90th year at her home is Jemseg.
She was the widow of John Armstrong and a daughter of the late Edward and
Eliza McMulkin of Gagetown. The greater part of her life was spent at Lawfield,
now part of Camp Gagetown. She and her family moved to Jemseg about four
years ago, when they army camp was established.
She is survived by four sons, Edward Armstrong,
in Ontario, Harry, Leslie and Willard, all of Jemseg; and one daughter,
Miss Greta Armstrong, at home.
Prayers at the home, [by Lic.] Harry A. Branscombe,
of the Jemseg Baptist Church, were followed by service in Grace United
Church, Gagetown, conducted by the minister, Rev. Ronald Smith, Oromocto,
and Mr. Branscombe. Favorite hymns were sung by the choir, with Mrs. E.
J. MacLean as organist, and as address was given by Mr. Smith. Many lovely
floral tributes expressed the regard in which Mrs. Armstrong was held.
During the Second World War, she was most helpful in Red Cross work.
Pallbearers were John Clowes, Allan B. Dingee, James
W. Hamilton, Frank E. McAllister, E. Percy Babbit and H. W. S. Allingham.
Interment was in the United Church Cemetery, Gagetown.
03 - Charles Armstrong / Summer Hill, Queens Co.,
Many friends will regret to learn of the death of
Charles Armstrong, which occurred at his home here yesterday morning, aged
forty-six years. For the last thirteen months Mr. Armstrong had suffered
much from cancerous trouble, having undergone two severe surgical operations
which gave only temporary relief. Only a few weeks ago, he returned from
Boston, whither he had gone for further treatment.
Mr. Armstrong is survived by his wife and two young
sons, Donald, aged eight years, and Rogers, aged two years; also four brothers,
George, of Armstrong Corner, Oliver, of Flaxcombe, (Sask.) J. W. and Amos
of Summer Hill; and three sisters, Mrs. Harry MacWhinney and Miss Eva,
of Boston, and Mrs. Alwood Dunn, of Peterville Church. The sympathy of
the community goes out to the widow and young children in their sad bereavement.
The funeral was held this afternoon.
04 - Mrs. Eliza A. Armstrong
Death Follows Lengthy Illness
Mrs. Eliza A. Armstrong, died early Saturday morning
at her home in Welsford, Queens County. She had been in failing health
for the last four years. A daughter of the late John and Jane Corbett of
Summer Hill, Queens County, she was the widow of George Armstrong.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Roy Cooper, Brookline,
Mass.,: Mrs. Stewart Pollock, Cochituate, Mass.,: Mrs. George Metz, Dorchester,
Mass.,: and Mrs. John Guild, Saint John. A son Austin is at home and there
are two sisters, Mrs. Lorne Hamilton, Barker's Point, and Mrs. Emily Van
Wart, Vancouver, B. C. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and several
nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be held today from the Anglican
Church at Headline with service at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Headline
05 - Mrs. Amos Armstrong / Gagetown -1972
Funeral service for Mrs. Ethel B. Armstrong, widow
of Amos Armstrong was held from her home to St. John's Anglican Church,
Gagetown, with the Rev. Royden Ferris officiating.
Mrs. Armstrong was born at Summer Hill in 1883,
the daughter of the late Robert and Rebecca (McCorkle) Hawkshaw. She is
survived by one son, Murray at home, two daughters, Mrs. Foster Cooper,
and Audrey at home.
The pallbearers were Austin Armstrong, Sussex, Donald
Armstrong, Apohaqui, Willard and Harry Armstrong, Jemseg, Eldon Dale, Queenstown,
and Borden Armstrong, Gagetown. Interment took place in the family lot
in St. John's Cemetery, Gagetown.
06 - Miss Eveline Armstrong / Gagetown 1961
Funeral services for Miss Eveline Armstrong, who
died at a nursing home in Brookline, Mass, were held from the Episcopal
Church in Brookline. She was in her 86th year. Burial was in
Miss Armstrong was born in Summer Hill, now part
of Camp Gagetown, a daughter of the late John and Jane (Donald) Armstrong.
She went to Boston as a young woman and for many years was employed in
various offices there.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Margaret Dunn, Sussex;
one brother, Amos Armstrong, Gagetown; and several nieces and nephews in
the United States and various parts of New Brunswick.
07 - J. W. Armstrong Dies in Hospital
Well Known Queens County Farmer Had Been Ill Some Time
James William Armstrong, a well-known farmer of
Summerhill, Queens County, N.B. passed away in the Saint John General Hospital
yesterday morning after a period of failing health. He had many friends
who will regret to learn of his death.
Born in Summerhill, he was a son of the late John
and Margaret Armstrong and had resided there all his life. He was a member
of the St. Augustrine's Anglican Church at Summerhill and also of the Loyal
Orange Lodge, No.4.
Surviving are two sons, Francis S. Armstrong, Newcastle
Creek, N.B., and W. Borden Armstrong of Summerhill; four daughters, Mrs.
Harold Kitchen, Prince William, York County, Mrs. Ernest Boyd, Gagetown,
Miss Lyda E. Armstrong R. N., Ottawa, and Miss Beulah M. Armstrong of this
city; two brothers, Oliver F. Of Flaxcombe, Sask., and Amos M. Of Summerhill;
and two sisters, Miss M. Evaline, Brookline, Mass., and Mrs. Alwood Dunn
The funeral will be held from St. Augustine's Anglican
Church at Summerhill on Tuesday with service at 2:30 p.m. Interment will
be made in the church cemetery there.
08 - Zerelda S. Armstrong
The many friends of Miss Zerelda Armstrong regret
to learn of her sudden death, which occurred in the Massachusetts General
Hospital, Boston, on Feb. 20. Miss Armstrong was 25 years of age and the
third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Armstrong, of Welsford. Besides her
parents she is survived by five sisters and one brother. Mrs. R. L. Cooper,
Welsford; Mrs. J. H. Guild, St. John; Misses Thelma and Kathleen, Brookline,
Mass., and Austin and Helen, at home, to mourn their loss.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place
Sunday afternoon from her father's residence to St. Peter's church, Headline,
where interment was made. Service was conducted by the Rev. J. R. Belyea,
assisted by the Rev. R. Rowlands. The pall-bearers were Thomas Woods, Foster
Cooper, Raymond Woods and Sheldon Kerr. There were many beautiful floral
tributes from her friends.
09 - Mrs. Ida F. Dunn Passes In City
In failing health for the past year, the death of
Mrs. Ida F. Dunn, at the residence of her son, George F. Dunn, 34 Pugsley
Mrs. Dunn was in her 77th year and was
born at Armstrong's Corner, Queen's County, a daughter of the late Joseph
D. and Mary (Graham) Armstrong. Widow of Edward C. Dunn, she had been a
resident of Saint John for the past 45 years. She was Presbyterian.
Surviving are two sons, George F. Dunn and Kenneth
B. Dunn, both of Saint John; one daughter, Mrs. John Simpson, Toronto;
one brother, Edward G. Armstrong, Fredericton: two grandchildren; one nephew,
and two nieces.
The body is resting at Brennan's Funeral Home from
where the funeral will be held on Wednesday with a service at 3 p.m.
Interment will be in Fernhill Cemetery.
10 - Mrs. Jane Hawkshaw / April 27, 1907
Mrs. Jane Eliza, widow of James Hawkshaw, died at
her home, Summer Hill, Queens county, on Saturday, April 27, after about
two hours illness. Deceased had been attending her household duties as
usual apparently in good health, when she became suddenly ill and quietly
and quickly passed away. Mrs. Hawkshaw was a lady of kindly manners and
industrious habits, and will be greatly missed in the community. Deceased
was 67 years of age and leaves one son, William and four daughters, Mrs.
Andrew Donald, Mrs. Thos. Dale, and the Misses Myrtle and Emma, all residing
at Summer Hill. Two brothers, Samuel Corbett, of St. John and Harry of
Armstrong's Corner, and two sisters, Mrs. John Dunn of Clones, and Mrs.
Henry Cowan of Woodstock, survive her. The sympathy of the neighborhood
is extended to the bereaved family. The remains were interred in the Episcopal
cemetery at Headline.
11 - Mrs. Rebecca Hawkshaw
Friends of Mrs. Rebecca Hawkshaw will learn with
regret of her death which occurred at her residence, Summerhill, Queens
County, on her 90th birthday. She was the widow of Robert Hawkshaw
and daughter of the late Hugh and Rebecca McCorkle, and had made her home
at Summerhill for the last 60 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Amos Armstrong,
of Summerhill and one son, Stanley, at home, three grandchildren and three
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Herbert J. Hoyt.
Interment was at Head Line Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Ira McCorkle, Frank McCorkle,
Samuel Donald and Roy Palmer.
12 - Miss Bessie McMulkin / Gagetown - 1955
The funeral of Miss Elizabeth (Bessie) McMulkin,
88, who died at her home in Jemseg after an illness of several months was
Following prayers at the home, the funeral service
was held at Grace United Church, Gagetown, with the pastor, Rev. Ernest
Breen officiating, assisted by Lic. Harry Branscombe, pastor of the Jemseg
The address was given by Mr. Breen, and favorite
hymns were sung by the choir, with Mrs. Herbert L. Gaunce as organist.
There were many floral tributes.
Pallbearers were William S. Cooper, Upper Gagetown,
Allan B. Dingee, Hazen S. McAllister and Harry W. McAllister, Gagetown.
Flowerbearers were Gilbert Browining and Norman Dykeman.
Interment was in the family lot in the United Church
Miss McMulkin was born at Gagetown, daughter of
the late Edward and Eliza McMulkin, and spent her earlier life in Saint
In recent years, until the establishment of Camp
Gagetown, she had made her home in Lawfield with her twin sister, Mrs.
Amelia Armstrong, and for the past two years with the family in Jemseg,
where they settled after leaving the army area.
She is survived by her sister, one niece, six nephews
and four grand-nieces.
13 - Mrs. Henry Mawhinney / Summer Hill, Queens
Co, N.B. Apr 17 1939
Mrs. Henry Mawhinney passed away at her home in
Brookline, Mass., recently, following a serious illness of only a few days.
Although in failing health for some weeks, word of her death came as a
shock to friends in this province. Mrs. Mawhinney was born in Summer Hill
69 years ago.
She was formerly Jennie Armstrong, a daughter of
the late John and Jane Armstrong of Summer Hill. She had resided practically
all her life in Brookline, having gone there at the age of 18 years.
Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers
and two sisters. The brothers are James W. Armstrong of Summer Hill, Oliver
Armstrong, Flaxcomb, Sask., and Amos Armstrong of Summer Hill. The sisters
are Miss Evaline M. Armstrong, who made her home with her sister and Mrs.
Alwood Dunn of Dunn's Corner. Also surviving are 13 nephews and 14 nieces.
The funeral was held in Brookline with interment in Cochituate Cemetery.
14 - William McMulkin
William McMulkin, one of the oldest residents of
Indiantown and prominent in the Saint John River boat business in the early
years, died at his residence, 172 Bridge street, yesterday afternoon, aged
Mr. McMulkin had enjoyed good health until about
one year of his death. He had retained his faculties to a wonderful degree
and possessed a marvellous memory. Mr. McMulkin enjoyed to an exceptional
degree the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact and was
of sterling character. He was a native of Ireland and came to Canada at
the age of 17. He at first resided in Gagetown by moved to Saint John in
1878, the year after the great fire. He entered the employ of Small &
Hatheway, owners of the Union Line steamers plying on the river and was
agent for the line at Saint John. After the steamship lines had changed
hands and R. B. Humphrey became owner, Mr. McMulkin held the position of
manager, an office which he retained until about 1890, when he became agent
for the May Queen, which was owned by Captain C. W. Brannen and others
and plied on the Grand Lake route. Mr. McMulkin also conducted a hay business
in the north end of the city. His death removes a strong link with the
past. He is survived by his wife and two sons. The sons are F. Gilbert
and J. Stanley, both of this city. The funeral will take place on Thursday
from his late residence in the afternoon.
15 - Frank S. Armstrong
Armstrong - At the Oromocto Public Hospital on February
14, 1994, Frank. S. Armstrong of Scotchtown, N.B. He is survived
by his wife Zalda (Nason) Armstrong; daughter, Donna McColeman and her
husband James of Black Diamond, Alberta; sister, Lyda Patterson of Hoyt;
sister-in-law, Blanche Armstrong of Saint John, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, James W. and Ann E. (McKinney) Armstrong
and Alice Boyd.
The family will receive visitors at the Minto Funeral
Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The memorial service will
be held at the Alfred E. Parker Memorial Chapel on Thursday at 2:00 PM.
Rev. J.P. Wadlin will officiate. No flowers by request. For
those who wish, memorial donation to the Saint Michael’s and All Angels
Church Building Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated
by the family. The Grand Lake Lodge, #47 F & AM will hold a tribute
service at the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7:00.