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Keith Thompson, Clayton, Ontario - 12 Dec. 2000

Rev. and Mrs. Allan Meakin whose wedding took place on Saturday in St. John's Church, Richmond. The bride, the former Miss Jean Elizabeth Hemphill, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hemphill of Richmond and Mr. Meakin is the son of Canon and Mrs. J. W. R. Meakin of Hawkesbury.

DARLING TOWNSHIP - Two Children Die In Log Home Fire.

CARLETON PLACE, Jan. 3, Special - Two children perished Saturday in an oil-fed blaze that destroyed their lonely farm home 22 miles west of here in Darling Township. Doctors are fighting for the life of their mother, Mrs. Delmer Raycroft, burned in a vain attempt to save the children. Dead are Lena May Raycroft, 18 months, and her three-year old sister, Ruth (Raycoft). Mrs. Raycroft is in fair condition at Ottawa Civic Hospital with extensive third degree burns. She was taken to Ottawa Sunday after emergency treatment in Almonte by Dr. A. A. Metcalfe. Mr. Raycroft and the four other children of the family escaped with minor burns. They are Dorothy, five; Brian, seven; Laurie, 11, and Harvey, 15. Flames swept, the two-storey log structure minutes after a can of highly combustible fluid exploded on the kitchen stove. Mr. Raycroft said he had been heating the liquid to clean truck parts. An adjoining room contained oil and tires, apparently stored In connection with Mr. Raycroft's trucking business. Coroner Dr. A. A. Metcalfe of Almonte said an inquest will be ordered. The body of Ruth was found in the cellar. She had covered herself with blankets on the second floor when flames barred the children's way at the stairs. Her elder sister, Dorothy, said she tried to lead her to a window but the child was overcome with fear. Mr. Raycroft carried a ladder from the barn and pulled Dorothy to safety. Flames prevented him from reaching Ruth. Mrs. Raycroft ran into the flames when she discovered her youngest child, Lena, was missing. She was pulled to safety through a back door by her husband. Crown attorney Crown Attorney J. A. B. Dulmage said in Smiths Falls today that no charges have been laid. He said investigation is still continuing and will not be completed until Mrs. Raycroft, now in "fair" condition, can be consulted. County coroner Dr. A. A. Metcalfe said in Almonte today that no date has been set for an inquest and that it is possible no inquest will be held.


St. John's Presbyterian Church, Almonte, was the scene of the wedding of Miss Irene Mae More, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil More, and Mr. Edward Charles Middleton, son of Mrs. Rosina Middleton of Ottawa, which took place on Saturday, Jan. 14th, at 7.00 p.m. Rev. Jas. M. Ritchie officiated at the candlelight ceremony. Mr. G. W. Jones was organist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Miss Margaret More, as bridesmaid, and Miss Ann Hudson as flower girl. Mr. William Middleton was best man for his brother and the ushers were Mr. Lorne Hudson and William Fitzgerald. The bride chose an ankle length gown of Chantilly lace over satin, with Peter Pan collar and lily point sleeves and scalloped hemline. A headdress trimmed with iridescent sequins held her shoulder length veil of nylon tulle. Her flowers were American Beauty roses. Her bridesmaid and flower girl wore nylon dresses of pale blue. A reception was held in the church hall. For going away, the bride wore an Air force blue dress of crystalette with pink and white accessories. Among the out of town guests were Mrs. Rosina Middleton, John and Rosemarie; Mr. and Mrs. Art. Middleton, Mr. and Mrs. Don Durant, Mr. Thomas Trentholme, Mr. Cecil Normoyle, Mr. Ron McGuire, Mr. Don Patrick, all of Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Drynan of Carleton Place and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Rathwell and Frances of Perth. The young couple will reside in Ottawa.

FIRE TRAGEDY - Fire Saturday swept through the log farm home of this family, 22 miles west of Carleton Place, killing two children and leaving Mrs. Delmer Raycroft in critical condition with third-degree burn, Ruth, the child at centre front row, died along with a sister, Lena May, not shown. Others who escaped are, front row, Brian, seven, and Dorothy, five. Black row: Laurie 11, Harvey, 15, Mrs. Raycroft and Mr. Raycroft. The blaze was sparked by inflammable fluid left to heat on the stove.

Letters To Editor

Dear Sir:

Mrs. McIntosh, the two children and myself are enjoying our tour over here. We have visited Verdun, the French World War I memorial which is of great interest and very near us, also we have visited the U.S.A. memorial at St. Michael from the last great war and the large memorial at Bastogne in memory of the Battle of the Bulge from World War II. We have had a short trip through Germany from Bader Bader through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz, from there to Trier through the Mosel Valley which is all very beautiful country as it is one of the great vineyards of Germany. Yours truly,

L.A.C. Donald McIntosh.


Almonte United Church parlor, was the scene of a quiet wedding at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th, 1957, when Muriel Ethel (Munro), youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Munro of Almonte, became the bride of Johnney Terpstra, youngest son of M. J. Terpstra of The Netherlands. The ceremony was performed, by Rev. J. Ray Anderson. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Marion Munro and Mr. Jim Vandermeer was best man. Following the ceremony a delicious wedding dinner, was served at Waves Inn, Carleton Place. The young couple left on a honeymoon to U.S.A. and Niagara Falls. On their return they will take up residence at 750 Prete Street, Sudbury, Ontario.

District Clergyman Once Stoked Furnaces

Canon J. W. R. Meakin, widely-known rector of Hawkesbury and newly-appointed rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church Almonte, has behind him a full and fascinating life as soldier, layman and clergyman. Born in Spondon, England, from the age of 12 he set his heart upon coming to Canada as a clergyman. But World War I intervened and for two, years he found himself serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in Palestine and Syria. He was present at the crossing of the River Jordan and General Allenby's advance to Beirut and Tripoli. Worked as Farm Hand. After the war he determined to see how men really lived. So instead of going up to Cambridge to study divinity, he came to Canada as an immigrant, travelling West in a CPR colonist car and eventually working his way from coast to coast as a farm hand. He even helped to boost the Pulp and paper industry by stoking the furnace in the Powell River mill in British Columbia and crawling into the fireboxes Sunday mornings to scrape them clean. Back in Ontario, his former calling to the ministry reasserted itself. His education, which had begun at Oundle School under F. W. Sanderson, and at the Royal military Academy, Woolwich, England, was continued at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Que. Ordained in 1927. In 1927 he was ordained by the late Archbishop Roper in Emmanuel, I Church, Arnprior and has spent his whole ministry in the diocese of Ottawa, serving in the parishes of Montague, Clayton, Richmond and Hawkesbury. For a time he was an assistant at St. Matthew's Church, Ottawa. In 1928 he was married to Oriole Foy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Foy of Tramore 0nt. Canon and Mrs. Meakin have six children, Dr. J. W. Meakin of Toronto, Rev. J. A. D. Meakin of Ottawa, Donald of 0ttawa, David at Queen's University, and Diana and Geoffrey at home. On Many Committees. He was made a canon of Christ Church Cathedral in 1952. In 1955 he attended the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in Edmonton and is a member of the General Synod Committee on Anglican and Roman Catholic Relations. He is also a member of the interchurch Committee on Religious Education in the Secondary and Public Schools of Ontario. For 10 years he has been a member of the executive committee of the diocese of Ottawa and one of the two clerical representatives of the diocese on the General Board of Religious Education. At present he is also serving on the Diocesan Council for Social Service and is an honorary grand chaplain of the Orange Order and chaplain of the Hawkesbury Branch of the Canadian Legion.

Rev. J. W. R. Meakin Hawkesbury Rector

Announcement was made by Rt. Rev. Robert Jefferson, Bishop of Ottawa, of the appointment of Rev. J. W. R. Meakin, parish priest at Richmond, as rector of Holy Trinity Parish, Hawkesbury, in succession to Rev. A. D. T. Floyde. The latter is retiring at the end of April after 49 years in the Anglican ministry. Rev. Mr. Meakin has previously served in the mission of Montague, as curate at St. Matthew's, Ottawa, and in the parishes of Clayton and Richmond. After education at Oundle School in England, Mr. Meakin served In the First World War as an officer In the Royal Engineers and marched with Lord Allenby's army into Jerusalem. He studied for Holy Orders at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, and was ordained here by the late Archbishop Roper in 1927, being priested the following year. Rev. Mr. Meakin is a member of the executive committee of the Ottawa Diocese, chairman of the Diocesan Board of Religious Education and honorary president of the Diocesan A.Y.P.A. Council. He is also a member of the educational committee of the Carleton County Federation of Agriculture and chaplain of the South Carleton branch of the Canadian Legion and of the Carleton County Lodge of the Loyal Orange Association. He will take up his new duties in May.

Victim of Fatal Mishap Is Borne to the Grave.

PAKENHAM, Ont., Aug. 6. (Special) - Impressive tribute to the memory of Arnold W. Johnson, who was instantly killed in a motor accident on Monday, August 1, at Stonecliffe, Ont., was paid by scores of relatives and friends, who attended his funeral, which was held from the residence of his parents, 8th Line of Pakenham, Township today. Service at the house was conducted by the pastor of St. Andrew's United Church, here, Rev. G. W. Goth, and interment was made in the United cemetery, where the pastor also officiated. The pallbearers were four uncles, Ernest, James, Wilbert and Austin Connery, and two cousins, Gordon and Melvin Donaldson. Tribute to the high regard in which Mr. Johnson was held in this community and in Ottawa was evidenced by the great number of floral tributes received, among which were pieces from the Y.P.S. of Cedar Hill and the National Drug Company, of Ottawa. Mr. Johnson was in his 27th year and was born on the Eighth line of Pakenham Township, elder son of William T. Johnson, and his wife, Jessie Connery. He received his early education in S.S. No. 1, Cedar Hill, later attending Pakenham Continuation School. He passed his matriculation examinations at the age of 15, and was well liked by both teachers and pupils. He later served as an apprentice in the drug store of M. R. McFarlane, Almonte, for three years, and attending the Ontario College of Pharmacy, Toronto, graduating in 1931. Shortly afterwards he went to Ottawa where he entered the employ of R. B. Howe, druggist, as assistant, where he worked until the time of his death. Surviving and left to mourn, besides his sorrowing parents, are one brother, Keith Johnson, at home. He was a member of the United Church and was unmarried.

Mrs. William Bolger Passes Away - (1951)

The death occurred on Tuesday, March 20 of Mrs. William Bolger, a highly respected resident of the Clayton district. She was formerly Effie Johnston, a daughter of the late Charles Johnston and Anna McMunn. She was born at Elgin 83 years ago. About 55 years ago she married William Bolger and they resided on a farm at the edge of the village of Clayton. Mrs. Bolger was a very lovely woman, very much devoted to her home and a good neighbor. Her husband predeceased her in January. She is survived by one brother, Byard Johnston of Delta. Her funeral was held on Thursday after noon from the home of Herbert Bolger to Guthrie United Church. Service was conducted by Rev. H. C. Wolfraim. The pallbearers were Messrs; William, Herbert, Kenneth and Howard Bolger, nephews, Mr. Byard Johnston and Mr. George Bolger. Beautiful floral tributes were received showing the esteem in which Mrs. Bolger was held.


Bethany United Church was the scene of a pretty summer wedding at 12 o'clock, May 24, when Beryl Louise (Jamieson), younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Jamieson was united in marriage with Carl Ferguson (Riddell), younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Riddell of Cardinal. Rev. H. C. Wolfraim officiated. The wedding music was played by Mr. W. N. Stevenson, church organist, and Mr. Carl Sadler sang "Because" during the signing of the register. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a traditional gown of white satin with insets of lace and net. The folds of the draped skirt were held in place with roses and lily of the valley. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a coronet embroidered with seed pearls. She carried a cascade bouquet of red roses. Mrs. J. A. M. Gamble, sister of the bride, was matron of honour, wearing a gown made on similar lines to that of the bride, in aqua satin. She carried a cascade bouquet of yellow roses. Her head dress was of aqua tulle and yellow roses. Mr. Graham Riddell, brother of the groom, was best man. The ushers were Mr. Lionel Jamieson of Kaladar and Mr. Boyd Jamieson of Almonte, brothers of the bride. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate families. The couple left for a honeymoon to Niagara and Western points. For travelling, the bride wore a navy dress with blue and white accessories and grey shortie coat. Her corsage was of red roses. On their return, they will reside, in Cardinal.


Largely attended by friends and relatives, the funeral of Mrs. J. S. Hudson was held on Saturday afternoon from the home of her son-in-law, Mr. M. B. Cochran, 7th line of Ramsay Township, to St. Andrew's United-Church, Pakenham. Rev. H. L. Morrison, Pastor of Trinity United Church, Almonte, officiated, assisted by Rev. T. DeCourcy Rayner of Almonte Presbyterian Church and Rev. Wm. Sunter minister of St. Andrew's Church. The pallbearers were Messrs. Alex. Cochran, R. A. Stewart, H. B. Kirkland, Earl Cavanagh, Merville Green and Wilfred Colton. Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Pakenham. Mrs. Hudson passed away on Thursday, April 26, following a lengthy period of declining health. Born in Fitzroy Township 83 years ago, a daughter of the late Joseph Moorhouse and his wife, Eliza Gilchrist, her maiden name was Mary Jane Almira Moorhouse. Fifty-three years ago she married Mr. J. S. Hudson and they farmed in Fitzroy Township until 21 years ago when they retired and came to Almonte to live. For the past three years they made their home with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cochran. Surviving are her husband, three sons, Alfred M. and S. Claude of Ottawa and Stuart W. of Fitzroy Township; one daughter, Mertie, Mrs. M. B. Cochran, and one sister, Mrs. R. W. Pettapiece of Ottawa. Among the beautiful floral tributes were sprays from the Economies Department of Agriculture; members and staff of Customs and Checking, Ottawa; Almonte W.I.; Ramsay W.I; The W.M.S. and Ladies' Aid of Trinity Church; Mississippi Lodge No. 147, A.F. & A.M.; Chapter No. 254 of the Eastern Star and the W.M.S. of Almonte Presbyterian Church.


Clayton United Church was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday, July 16th, when the Rev. H. C. Wolfraim, united in marriage Helen Mary Code, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Price and the late Matthew Code, Clayton, and Arnold Willis Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Wilson, Maitland, Ont. Mr. Arthur Bogue, Ottawa, played the bridal chorus from Lohengrin as the bridal party entered the church and Mendelssohn's wedding march at the conclusion, of the ceremony. He accompanied the soloist, Miss Marion Loveless, Ottawa, who sang beautiful "0 Perfect Love" and "Because." The bride, given in marriage by Mr. Alexander McDonald, looked lovely in a traditional gown of white bridal satin made with fitted, bodice and full skirt extending into a train. Her veil was held by a coronet of orange blossoms. She earned a cascade bouquet of white gladioli and pink rose buds. Mrs. J. J. O'Gorman, sister of the bride, and Miss Willa Craig, of Ottawa, were her attendants. They had gowns of taffeta with net overskirts in blush pink and daffodil yellow, respectively; with matching headdresses and shoulder length veils and carried Colonial nosegays of roses and sweet peas. Miss Elizabeth Penman, cousin of the bride, was flower girl, dressed in turquoise blue, carrying a basket of assorted flowers. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Cyril Wilson, Hamilton, as groomsman. Ushers were Mr. J. J. O'Gorman and Mr. William Bellamy. After the ceremony, about 50 guests were welcomed in the Sunday School Hall by the bride's mother, wearing pearl grey with a corsage of pink roses and the groom's mother, wearing grey with matching accessories and a corsage of mauve sweet peas. A three tier-wedding take centered the table. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. H. C. Wolfraim and was responded by the groom. After the reception, the bride and groom left on a trip to Montreal and other points via Rapids Prince. The bride wore an aqua blue crepe dress with white accessories and a corsage of American Beauty roses. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will reside in Toronto.

Stanley - Murray - (1949)

ALMONTE, Nov. 4. - (Special) An Autumn wedding was solemnized recently in St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton, when Madalene Agnes (Murray), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murray was united in marriage to Keith Alexander (Stanley), son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stanley. Rev. A. E. W. Godwin performed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a floor length gown of brocaded satin with nylon yoke, long pointed sleeves and full skirt, caught at the hemline with sequins. The tight fitting bodice was buttoned down the back and her fingertip veil was held in place by a bonnet shaped headdress. Completing her all white ensemble was an arm bouquet of red roses. Miss Mary Murray, sister of the bride was bridesmaid. The best man was Orville Drynan and Evert Murray and Raymond Munro acted as ushers. The wedding music was played by Mrs. Herb Rath and the soloist, Miss Alice Murray, sister of the bride, sang "0 Perfect Love". Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bridegroom when some 28 guests were in attendance. During the supper hour, Rev. Mr. Godwin sang "Because". The couple left on a wedding trip by motor. For travelling the bride wore a green wool suit with black accessories. On their return they were given a largely attended reception in the Community Hall, Clayton, where the couple received many useful gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley will take up residence in Weston, Ont.

Boal - Miller

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Presbyterian manse, Renfrew, on Friday afternoon, Nov. 11th, at 3 o'clock, when Rev. L. H. Fowler united in marriage, Jean Isobel Miller, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Miller and Gordon Louis Boal, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Boal, Cedar Hill. After the ceremony the wedding party motored to the home of the bride, where a dainty wedding supper was served. In the evening a reception was held in Preen's Hall, where about 200 guests assembled to welcome the young couple. The bride and groom were the recipients of numerous and useful gifts. They will reside in Renfrew. Those who attended the reception were Mrs. Geo. Boal, Miss Marjorie and Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dean, Mrs. Stuart Boal, Mrs. Clarence Howard and Miss Kathleen and Wilfred Gilmour.

Mrs. Robert A. Wood

Residents of this community were shocked to learn of the sudden death at Smiths Falls of Mrs. Robert A. Wood, former Iris Slater of Arnprior. Mrs. Wood, daughter of John Slater and the late Mrs. Slater, was born in, Arnprior 41 year ago. She was educated in the local public and high schools and was later employed the Bell Telephone Company. She married Robert Wood, Oct. 15th 1932, at Arnprior and the family resided in Arnprior for some years, later moving to Smiths Falls, where Mr. Wood was employed with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mrs. Wood was a member of Mons Rebekah Lodge and was also active on lodge degree teams. She was member of the Smiths Falls United Church and a member of the church choir. Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Beverley and Bruce Wood, both at home. Also surviving are her father, John Slater; one brother, Hubert Slater, Arnprior; two sisters, Mrs. D. Whyte and Mrs. D. E. Majaury, both of Arnprior. The funeral was from the Boyce Funeral Home, on Dec. 21, to Grace St. Andrew's United Church where service was conducted by Rev. D. H. Woodhouse and Rev. C. E. Armstrong. Interment was in Pakenham cemetery.


Word of the passing of Mrs. Donald Fumerton on Thursday, June 30 in Ottawa Civic Hospital at the age of 20 years, was received with widespread regret. Mrs. Fumerton had been seriously ill for the past eight weeks, a victim of leukemia for which there is no known cure. Formerly Edith Maisie Edwards, she was born at Clayton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Edwards. She was educated in the Public Schools at Clayton and Appleton and also attended Carleton Place High School. In April 1946, she married Donald Fumerton, 7th line of Ramsay Township who survives with two children, Brian and Linda. She also leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Edwards of Appleton, two sisters, Betty, Mrs. John Fitzpatrick of St. Hubert, Que., Ruth, Mrs. Eldon Craig of Renfrew; and three brothers John Edwards of Pembroke; Fred of Portage du Fort and Raymond at home. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the home of her parents at 2.30 p.m. with Rev. D. F. Weegar of St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place officiating. The hymns sung were "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "Thy Will Be Done." Tribute to her memory was paid by a large number of friends and relatives who mourn the passing of a young wife and mother. Many expression of sympathy were received including a profusion of floral offerings among which were tributes from the following organizations; Appleton W.I. Boys of Hut 16 (Hydro) Portage du Fort; Accounting Dept. (Hydro); Local 104 U.T.W.A. The pallbearers were Messrs John Fitzpatrick, Eldon Craig, Blair Erskine, Howard Fumerton, Orville Shails and Stewart Aitken. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery.


ALMONTE, Ont., July 25. (1943)

(Special) - The Presbyterian church manse was the scene of a pretty wedding on Friday evening, when Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Stanley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Stanley, of Cedar Hill, became the bride of Flying officer Stuart Alexander Tosh, of Bagotville, Que., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex C. Tosh, of Almonte. The bride was attractively attired in a two-piece dusty rose crepe dress with linen colored accessories. The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs. Archie Lockhart, of Almonte. Later Mr. and Mrs. Tosh left for Montreal and other points.


On Good Friday, April 7th, at one o'clock in Bethany United Church manse, Almonte, the marriage of Kathleen Elva (Gilmour) Scott, widow of Donald G. Scott, and daughter of Mrs. Edward James and the late Gavin Gilmour and Mr. Norman Gordon Hogg, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hogg was quietly solemnized by Rev. H. C. Wolfraim. Miss Margaret Rodger and Mr. Jack Barker acted as witnesses. The bride wore a blue suit with navy accessories and a corsage of orchids. Following the wedding, a reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward James attended by some twenty-five guests. Later the bride and groom left on a short honeymoon before going to Brantford where the groom has a position. For travelling, the bride donned a long gray fitted topcoat. Previous to her marriage, Mrs. Scott was entertained by Bethany Fireside Circle of which she was a valued member and was presented with an electric clock. From the choir she received a gift of linen. Among others who entertained for her were Mrs. W. A. Scott of Pakenham and Mrs. Jack Barker and Miss Margaret Rodger, Almonte. The best wishes of a host of friends in Pakenham and Almonte will follow Mr. and Mrs. Hogg to their home in Brantford.


JAMES - MUNRO, on Friday, Aug. 28th, 1959, at 7.30 p.m. in Middleville, Ont., in the church manse by Rev. Mr. Brawn, Helen Marjorie (Munro), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Munro of Clayton to Glen (James), son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley James of Balderson.

HOLY CEREMONIES - Bishop E. S. Reed, centre, chats informally with members of the clergy after inducting Rev. Edwin Allsopp, second from right, as minister of St. Stephen's Church, Britannia, At the same time, the new church hall was opened officially. Left to right, Rev. Rural Dean L. C. E. Graham; Archdeacon J. C. Anderson; Bishop Reed; Mr. Allsopp, and Chancellor Victor McCleghan. (Journal Photo by Dominion Wide)

St. Stephen's New Rector is Inducted

Rev. J. Edwin Allsopp was formally inducted last night as rector of the new St. Stephen's Church, Britannia, by Rt. Rev. E. S. Reed, Bishop of Ottawa. Bishop Reed also dedicated the church and memorials presented by several members of the congregation. Mr. Allsopp received the keys of the church from the wardens, C. J. Tricker and Ernest Taylor. In the ceremony of induction the rector made solemn promises at the font lectern, prayer desk, pulpit and altar. The sermon was preached by Rev. L. E. C. Graham, of Almonte, and rural dean of Lanark. After the service a reception was held and refreshments were provided by the Ladies' Guild.

REV. M. F. OLDHAM, RECTOR of St. George's Church, Clayton and St. John's Church, Innisville. He succeeds Rev. Mr. Allsopp in that charge.


Death came as a blessed release on Saturday, Dec. 17th, 1955, to an old and highly respected resident of Ramsay Township, in the person of Mrs. Robert Hilliard. She was born Catherine Alice (Proctor), daughter of Richard Proctor and his wife, Eliza Foster, April 27th, 1870 early Irish pioneers of the Union Hall district, and went with her parents as a child to Admaston Township, Renfrew County, where she spent her early life. On Dec. 24th, 1895, she was united in marriage to Robert Hilliard in St. James Anglican Church, Carleton Place, by the late Canon Elliott, and went as a bride to the Hilliard home, (now owned by Mr. Alva Rintoul) on the sixth line of Ramsay and except for a short period of time, spent her married life on the 6th line of Ramsay where she was held in high esteem. Being a very energetic person her life centered around her home and community in which she lived. A life-long member of the Anglican Church, she was a member of St. James W.A., a charter and life member of the Rocky Ridge Women's Institute, for which she spent many busy hours in the later years of her life. Her husband predeceased her eleven years ago, and she leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Eliza, three sons, George and Borden, of Ramsay, and Ritchie of Newmarket, and four grandchildren, one full sister, Mrs. J. A. Hilliard of Margo, Sask.; two half sisters, Mrs. E. McCharles of Drummondville, Que., and Mrs. Wilson of Renfrew; three half-brothers, Thos. of Renfrew, Fred of Detroit and Collins of Vancouver. Her funeral, conducted by the Rev. D. F. Weegar, was held on Monday, Dec. 19th, from her late home to St. George's Cemetery, Clayton, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors. Among the numerous floral tributes were pieces from Agricultural Representatives Assn., Junior Farmers Association of Ont., Ramsay Council Officials, Rocky Ridge W. I. The pallbearers were Howard Hilliard, nephew, Renfrew; Sam Brown, Marshal Stanley, John Henry, W. J. Burns and J. A. McArton. Friends were present from Toronto, Kemptville, Renfrew, Ottawa, Perth, Smiths Falls and Almonte.


Another link among the pioneers of the Bounty (Sask.) district was severed by the death of Benjamin Coulter (Benny) Code in the Outlook hospital on Tuesday, December 7th, at the age of 69 years. Born in Park River, North Dakota, July 30th, 1886, where he spent his early days, Mr. Code migrated to Canada in 1907 and homesteaded two miles east of Milden, Sask. In 1914, he moved to the Bounty district, where he farmed five miles south of the village, retiring to Bounty in 1949. In 1913, he married Margaret McMunn of Clayton, Ont., who survives him. Besides his widow, he is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. R. Dahl, (Madeline) of Regina; one son, Fordyce, of Bounty; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Wilson of Tucson, Arizona, and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers. The funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 10th, in the Bounty United Church, with Mr. C. R Nutt officiating. Hymns sung were "Rock of Ages" and "Peace, Perfect Peace," while the choir sang "When They Ring Those Golden Bells." Interment was made in the family plot, in Fertile Valley Cemetery, with the active pallbearers: Messrs. Robert Willis, Roy Lewis, Gordon Fearnside, Alain Barton, Tommy Barton and Burton Bell; honorary pallbearers were: William McNamara, Oscar Odegard, William Jenkins, Arthur Bratseth, B. R. Hoffman, Donald Matheson and Jack Henderson. Flower bearers were: Cecil Lewis, Collin Henderson, Jack Cameron and Merle Dallas, while Fred Barton and Charles Logan acted as ushers.


Memorial Park United Church, Carleton Place, was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday afternoon, May 5th, at two o'clock when Miss Barbara Ann Craig, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Craig became the bride of Mr. Allan Henry Symington, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milton Symington of Arnprior, Ont. The church was decorated with snapdragons carnations, chyrsanton mums and lily of the valley-blended shades of pink and white. The pews were marked with white satin bows. The Rev. H. W. Griffin, B.A., performed the double-ring ceremony. Mr. Paul Vinden was organist and Mrs. Vinden sang The Lord's Prayer before the ceremony and Because during the signing of the register. The bride, given in marriage by her father was lovely in a floor length model of Schiffli embroidered tulle over shimmering satin featuring a bateau neckline and short sleeves. The bouffant skirt fell in tiers to the floor. A double coronet of iridescent sequins held her fingertip veil of tulle illusion. She carried a white Bible adorned with blue Pinocchio button mums and lily of the valley tied with white satin streamers. Miss Jean Craig, of Ottawa, attended her sister as maid-of-honor and the bridesmaids were Miss Mary Cooke of Ottawa and Mrs. Craig A. Hobbs, of Carleton Place. Mr. Claire Symington of Arnprior was best man and the ushers were Mr. Russell Turner and Mr. Wayne Symington of Almonte, all cousins of the bridegroom. The attendants wore identical gowns of blue lace and nylon tulle, with bouffant skirts of ballerina length, matching jackets of lace, and small mohair hats. They carried bouquets of pink sweetheart roses and fern. Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church hall, which was prettily decorated for the occasion. Later the couple left for a honeymoon motor trip to Western Ontario and points in the United States. The bride travelled in a pink cotton satin dress and a blue wool duster coat with tapered push-up sleeves and lining to match the dress. She wore a blue hat and Panama colored accessories. Her corsage was of pink sweetheart roses and lily of the valley. On their return they will reside in Carleton Place. Out of Town Guests were; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Symington, Misses Helen, Kathleen, Doreen and Eileen Symington; Master Ronnie Symington; Mr. Wm. Dean; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Symington; Mr. Claire Symington, Mr. Donald Symington, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Staye of Arnprior; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Motherwell, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Roumain, Mr. Warren Creighton, Mrs. Herbert Hudson, Mr. Willingdon Munro, Miss Mary Cooke, Miss Anne Fleming, Miss Ileane Gardiner, Miss Donna Craft of Ottawa; Mr. Arthur Stedman, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Craig, Kingston; Miss Eleanor Ryan, Mr. Joe Dennison, Mr. H. Abdallah, Mrs. Beamish of Pembroke; Mr. W. G. Craig, Mrs. Mack Barr, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Munro of Lanark; Miss Mildred Stead, Mrs. Alex Young, Smiths Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Devlin of Campbell's Bay, Que.; Mrs. John Currie, Clayton; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Symington, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Symington and Elaine, Mrs. Adam Johnston, Miss Margaret Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Closs and Miss Helen Closs, Mr. Wayne Symington, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Turner, Mr. and Mrs. T. Henry Poole, all of Almonte.


LEDGERWOOD - In fond and loving memory of a dear wife, Susan (Stanley) Ledgerwood, who passed away two years ago, April 28, 1949.

Beside your grave I often stand

With heart both crushed and sore,

But in the gloom the sweet words come,

"Not lost, but gone before."

God knows how much I miss you,

He counts the tears I shed

And whispers, "She only sleeps, Your loved one is not dead."

So I'll be brave, dear Susan, and pray to God each day,

And when He calls me home to you

Your smile will guide the way.



MORE - MIDDLETON - Mr. and Mrs. Cecil More wish to announce the engagement of their second eldest daughter, Irene Mae (More), to Edward Middleton, son of Mrs. Rosina Middleton of Ottawa. Marriage to take place Jan. 14th, at 7.00 p.m., in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Almonte.


BELL - LINDSAY - On Tuesday, December 20th, 1955, at St. Paul's United Church manse, Perth, by Rev. Dr. W. R. Alp, Ina Roberta (Lindsay), daughter of Mr. John Lindsay and the late Mrs. Lindsay of Roblin, Manitoba, to Alexander Pierce (Bell), son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Bell, Franktown, Ontario.


COMBA - DeSADELEER - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. McMullan, Almonte on Saturday, Dec. 10th, 1955, Doris Edith DeSadeleer, daughter of Mrs. Robert Brown of Windsor and the late Mr. Brown, to Murray Lawrence Comba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Comba of Almonte. Rev. J. M. Ritchie of Almonte, Presbyterian Church officiated.


BOAL - On Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 1955, in an Ottawa hospital, Maggie Wood, widow of the late Stuart Boal, in her 67th year. Funeral from the Comba Funeral Home, Almonte on Saturday, Dec. 24th, at 2.30 p.m. Service at 2.00 p.m. Interment in the Auld Kirk Cemetery. Obituary next week.


DUNLOP - In loving memory of our darling baby, Dorald Norman (Dunlop), who passed away March 15, 1954.

He was a flower too sweet for earth,

Sent here but for awhile.

God marked him when He gave him birth,

And took him with a smile.

Dear is the grave where our darling is laid,

Sweet is the memory that never will fade.

His little soul so pure and sweet,

Will blossom at the Savior's feet.

Sadly missed by Dad and Mother, Howard, Helen, Carol.


FULTON - In loving memory of a dear father Robert S. Fulton, who passed away on March 14, 1954.

We sadly watched him day by day,

And saw his suffering there,

Slowly, but surely, fading away,

In pain he scarce could bear:

And then God called from the home above,

His suffering and pain are past,

We know he has gone to the realms of love,

And has found sweet peace at last.

Always remembered by, Howard and Eileen.


LAWFORD, Earl L. - In hospital on Friday, September 30, 1959, Earl L. Lawford of 53 Grange Ave., beloved husband of Ethel Hudson, in his 62nd year. Resting at the Radmore Stewart Funeral Home, 1319 Wellington St. (corner of Grange Ave.) Funeral service in the chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Interment Pinecrest cemetery, Friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday.


CAMELON - BOWLAND - At St. Luke's Church on Friday. December 30, 1957, by Rev. Canon Serson Clarke, Anne Elizabeth Bowland, of Ottawa and Clayton, Ontario, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. S Bowland, to David Ralph Camelon, son of the late Mr and Mrs. W. J. Camelon, of Almonte. Ontario.

Lowry - Penman Wedding At Rosetta

Ferns and baskets of white lilacs and tulips made a beautiful setting in Rosetta United Church for the wedding on Saturday afternoon of Dorothy Isobel (Penman), eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Penman of Rosetta and Robert Samuel (Lowry), son of Mr. and Mrs. Holly Lowry of Almonte. Rev. R. J. McNaught of Lanark assisted by Mr. J. E. Atkinson of Middleville officiated at the double ring ceremony. Miss Ruth and Miss Elsie Penman were bridesmaids and Mr. William Lowry attended his brother. Guests were ushered to their places by Gordon Lowry and Jack Penman. Miss Helen Rodger played the wedding music and Mr. Stewart Rodger sang "I'll walk beside you" during the signing of the register. Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a floor length gown of white satin fashioned with a fitted bodice with round yoke of net with pearl trimming and the long sleeves tapered to points over the wrists. Her veil was of fingertip length and she carried a bouquet of red roses. The bridesmaids' dresses were in similar style to the bride's gown. Miss Ruth Penman wearing blue satin with short sleeves and Miss Elsie Penman, yellow satin. They wore bonnets and mittens of satin and carried pink and yellow carnations respectively. Following a reception at the home of the bride's parents for about forty-five guests, the young couple left on a wedding trip. For travelling Mrs. Lowry had chosen a dress of navy tissue faille with navy white accessories and corsage of pink carnations. A shortie coat in natural tone completed her costume. Upon their return they will live on the groom's farm in Ramsay.


R.C.A.F., son of Mr. and Mrs Ira Deugo, Pakenham, who is reported missing and presumed dead.

Pakenham Airman Is Presumed Dead.

ALMONTE, July 25. - (Special) - Word was received by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Deugo, of Pakenham, that their son, Flt. Lieut. Robert Deugo, R.C.A.F., was missing and presumed dead. About one-year ago Flt. Lieut. Deugo was shot down over the English Channel. He has been overseas for two years. Another son, Roy, is also overseas.

TOOLE - McMUNN (1949)

Summer flowers decorated the chapel of St. Paul's Cathedral, Toronto, at 3 o'clock, Saturday, June 25th, for the marriage of Lena Mary (McMunn), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McMunn, Carleton Place, Out. to Mr. Maurice Toole, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Toole, Toronto, Ont. Rev. Canon F. Wilkinson officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father and was attended by her sister, Miss Eleanor McMunn, as bridesmaid. The wedding music was played by Miss E. Page and during the signing of the register Miss E. Thompson sang "Because." Mr. John Ross was best man and the ushers were Mr. Vernon J. Kerr and Mr. Ronald J. Toole. The bride wore a floor length gown of white brocaded satin fashioned with a fitted bodice, long sleeve's coming to a point over the hands and a full skirt falling into a slight train. A tiara headdress of lily of the valley held her three-quarter length veil and I she carried a cascade of American Beauty roses. The bridesmaid wore a floor length gown of turquoise brocaded satin and carried a cascade of talisman roses. The groom's gift to the bride was a pearl necklace, and to the best man a pair of gold cuff links. The bride's gift to the bridesmaid was a pearl necklace and to the groom a gold ring set with a sapphire. The reception was held at the Hearthstone, Bloor St., Toronto, after which the young couple left on a wedding trip to the Muskoka Lakes. For travelling, the bride chose a wine suit with grey accessories and a corsage of white carnations. Out of town guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McMunn, Carleton Place; Mr. Arnold McMunn, Fertile, Sask; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bittle, Carleton Place; Mr. and Mrs. G. Nesbitt, Carleton Place; Mr. Charles Con, Carleton Place, also friends from St. Catharines, Galt and Guelph.


The funeral-of Mr. Henry Rath, whose death occurred in a Toronto Hospital on Sunday was held on Tuesday afternoon from Comba's Funeral Home to St. George's Church and cemetery, Clayton. Service was conducted by Rev. A. E. W. Godwin. The pallbearers were Herb Rath, Harry Richards, John R. McIntosh, Clifford Stanley, Edgar Hudson and Geo. Bolger. Mr. Rath was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rath and was born on a farm near the village. He was 94 years of age. When a young man, he moved away, returning a few years ago when he spent three years in the community. Later he went to live with his son. He is survived by two sons, Harry of Smiths Falls and Larry, near Detroit. Also a niece, Mrs. Robert S. Jack of this district.


The death occurred on Wednesday July 13 of Robert Warner Giles at his home 4th concession of Ramsay Township at the early age of 8 years 10 months. Death came as a great shock as be had been ill only a very short time. Born at Pakenham, Sept. 1st 1940 he spent almost all his short life at this home in Ramsay where he attended the rural school for three years. He was a regular attendant at St. George's Anglican Church and Sunday School at Clayton. Robert was the eldest of a family of four leaving Marian six, Gordon four and Helen three years. Surviving besides his sisters and brother are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Giles and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Giles of Almonte and Mrs. Richard Bourk of Pakenham. The funeral services took, place at St. George's Church, Clayton on Friday July 15 at 2.30 p.m. and were conducted by Rev. A. E. W. Godwin, rector at Clayton. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery near Clayton. Two boy scouts formed a guard of honour and the pallbearers were four neighbours, Messrs; Morris Turner, William Gordon, Stewart Lalonde and Arnold Giles. There were many floral tributes.

Mrs. William Miller, Sr. (1953)

ALMONTE, Oct. 3 - (Special) - The funeral for Mrs. William Miller, Sr., took place from the Scott funeral home to Clayton United Church and was one of the largest ever held in the community. The pallbearers were six grandsons, Robert Miller, Charles Miller, Bert Miller, Russell Miller, Frank Lowe and Allan Gardiner. Friends attended from Toronto, Trenton, Kingston, Williamsburg, Ottawa, Shawville, Lanark, Perth and Hope town. "Grandma Miller", one of the oldest and most loved residents of the Union Hall and Clayton Community, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Eldin Currie, Almonte. The former Agnes S. Baird, she was born in Dalhousie Township, almost 95 years ago. She lived there until her marriage to William G. Miller in 1879. After the death of her husband in I890 she resided with her son William J. Miller, Lanark Township. The family consisted of four sons, all of whom are living except John B., who died in 1942. "Grandma Miller" led a very active life and was always ready to respond to any call in time of trouble. She was a faithful member of Clayton United Church and in her active years took part in all church activities. She leaves three sons, William J., Albert G., Almonte, and James L. Ramsay. There are also 19 grandchildren, 30, great-grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Blakeley - Murray

Almonte Presbyterian Church was the scene of a quiet wedding Saturday afternoon when the Rev. T. DeCourcy Rayner, officiated at the marriage of Stella Rose Murray, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Murray, of Clayton, to Eric Keith Blakeley second of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Blakeley, of Almonte. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion with baskets of spirea, white lilacs and red tulips. For her wedding the bride chose a floor length gown of white brocaded nylon with shoulder length veil, and carried a bouquet of red roses. She was attended by her sister, Miss Madeline Murray of Clayton, wearing a floor length gown of blue taffeta, and carrying a bouquet of pink roses. Mr. William Blakeley brother of the groom, was best man. Following the reception, which was held at the home of the groom's parents, the young couple left on a short trip. For travelling the bride wore a powder blue silk jersey dress with brown accessories and a corsage of roses. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Blakeley will reside in Almonte.


Bethany United Church Manse, was the scene of a very pretty double wedding on Thursday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. when Rev. W. J. Scott united in marriage Miss Venneita M. Currie to John A. Arthur and Lois Blanche Currie to Donald M. Arthur. Miss Venneita, wore an aqua blue dress with black accessories with a corsage bouquet of Bettertime roses. Miss Lois wore a turquoise blue dress with black accessories with corsage bouquet of Sweetheart roses. Following the ceremony the young couple left on a motor trip to the U. S. A., and on their return will reside in this vicinity. They were the recipients of many lovely and useful gifts.


Mrs. Herbert Bolger and Mrs. Ken. Giles held a miscellaneous shower in honour of Miss Venneita Currie at the formers home. Venneita although taken by surprise thanked her friends for their lovely gifts. The evening was spent in games and music, Mrs. Stewart Currie Sr., Miss Audrey Currie, Mrs. Oral Arthur and Miss Bella Arthur winning the contests. Refreshments were served by the hostesses assisted by Misses Lois and Carmel Currie and Mrs. Wilbert Cavanagh.

Mrs. Peter R. Miller

The death occurred at the Rosamond Memorial Hospital on Friday, May 3rd of Mrs. Peter R. Miller, aged 62 years. While she had not enjoyed good health for upwards of two years she was only seriously ill for about a week. Mrs. Miller was the former Catharine Drynan and was born at Clayton a daughter of the late James Drynan and his wife Catharine Kilgour. She was married to Mr. Miller 34 years ago and for 28 years they were residents of Arnprior moving to the farm, sixth concession of Ramsay six years ago. In addition to the husband two sons survive, Reynolds and Harold of Toronto. There are, also three sisters and four brothers, namely, Mrs. Ed. Shane (Margaret) Clayton; Mrs. Ed. Bryan (Violet) Windsor; Mrs. John Kirk (Mary) Almonte; William and John of Clayton; George of Windsor and Alex of Sonningdale, Sask. When Mrs. Miller died the son Harold was in Winnipeg on business. He was reached by telegram and flew east for the funeral arriving at the Ottawa airport Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the family home to the United Cemetery Clayton, services being conducted by Rev. H. L. Morrison of Trinity United Church, Almonte, in the absence of Rev. W. J. Scott pastor of Bethany Church, Almonte, and of Guthrie United Church, Clayton. Pallbearers were Messrs Cecil More, Geo. Drynan, Mervyn Clark, Arnprior; Albert Hodgins, Fitzroy; Howard Fulton and Miller Struthers.

Mrs. Alex. Rath (1947)

Clayton village and district have had to part with one who has been a life-long resident in the person of Mrs. Alex. Rath. She will long be remembered for her many kind deeds and helping hand when ever it was needed. She had a long life and took a very great interest in the affairs of the community and especially the work of the church, which she dearly loved, also the Women's Institute. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Leckie Paul, a daughter of the late Mr. Robert Paul and his wife Sarah Houston. She was born in Dalhousie and was in her 84th year. When quite young she came here with her parents and a farm now owned by Mr. William M. Drynan. In 1886 she married Alex. Rath and they settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Edgar Hudson. Mr. Rath predeceased her in 1924.Mrs. Rath is the last of family of seven. She was a valued member of St. George's Church and a regular attendant also of the Guild and W.A. For a number of years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Erskine. She had been in failing health for the past year but became quite ill about a month ago and was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar Hudson. Two weeks ago she came to spend awhile with her daughter, Mrs. C. Stanley, where she passed away, on Monday, Sept. 15th. She is survived by her three daughters, Essie, Mrs. J. L. Erskine of Almonte: Evyleen, Mrs. Edgar Hudson: Annie, Mrs. Clifford Stanley both of Clayton, also three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Stanley to St. George's Anglican Church where service was conducted by the rector, Rev. A. E. W. Godwin. During the service, the rector sang "Rock Of Ages". Interment was made in the family plot in St. George's Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs; Edward Shane, John R. McIntosh, George Bolger, Kenneth Robertson, Kenneth Hudson and Keith Stanley. Many beautiful floral tributes were received which testified to the high esteem in which deceased was held.

Mrs. J. S. Bowland - (1945)

The death occurred on Sunday of Mrs. John S. Bowland following a brief illness. She and her daughter had attended morning service in St. Matthew's Church in Ottawa and during the service she complained of not feeling well so they went to the home of some friends near the church where everything was done but she passed away very suddenly. Mrs. Bowland (Elizabeth Ellen Bowland) was a daughter of the late Mr. John Bowland and his wife, Catharine Montgomery, early pioneers of this district. She was in her 82nd year and was the last of a family of seven. She was a life long resident of this district and was born on the farm where her son resides. She spent her girlhood days there. Following her marriage they settled on the farm now owned by Mr. John R. McIntosh. In 1915 they moved back to her former home. Mr. Bowland predeceased her ten years ago. Mrs. Bowland was very highly respected and much thought of by all in the community. She was very kind and thoughtful of others, always ready and willing to help anyone in need She was very much devoted to her home and family and a lover of music and singing and even at her advanced age she could play and sing beautifully. She was very bright and active and took a deep interest in the affairs of the community. For the past two years she had gone to spend the winter months with her daughter in Ottawa, coming back to the farm for the summer months. She is survived by two daughters, Gertrude, Mrs. Herbert W. Louden of San Diego, California and Miss Annie Bowland in Ottawa. Four sons, Herbert J. of Portage la Prairie, Man., Hugh in Ottawa, George in Detroit, and Edgar on the homestead. The remains were brought from Ottawa to Mr. W. E. Scott's Funeral Parlors at Almonte where a short service was held by Rev. R. S. V. Crosley of St. Paul's Anglican Church thence to St. George's Church at Clayton where service was held by the rector, Rev. D. F. Weegar. Mrs. Bowland was a member of St. George's Church and a regular attendant. She was a member of the Guild and W. A., also a member of Union Hall W. I. The funeral was largely attended, and friends came a great distance to pay tribute to one who was so much thought of. The pallbearers were Messrs. John R. McIntosh, Mack Richards, Edgar Hudson, Norman Dunlop, Roy Robertson and Eldon Ireton. Among the beautiful floral tributes were pieces from Union Hall W. I. and the Treasury Office of the Air Force, Ottawa.

Mr. Welland Bolger - (1951)

The death occurred early, on Wednesday morning, Feb 21, of Mr. Welland Bolger. Although, not enjoying good health, his passing was a great shock to his relatives and friends. Two weeks, after his brother's funeral he became seriously ill. He was a son of the late Justus Bolger and Catharine Coulter and was 74 years old. When quiet young he went to the Western provinces where he got a homestead at Lockwood, Sask., and farmed until failing health compelled him to retire. For the past ten years, he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. H. Bolger in Almonte. He had many fine qualities, was very kind and thoughtful. and being of a quiet disposition he made many friends who learned with regret of his passing. He is survived by, one brother George Bolger, of Clayton. The funeral was held on from the home of his brother and a beautiful service was conducted by Rev. H. C. Wolfraim. The remains were placed in the vault at the United Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. Wm. Bellamy, Wm. Bolger, Herbert Bolger, Edgar Hudson, Mack Richards and Herbert Rath. Many beautiful floral tributes were received which testified to the love and esteem in which deceased was held.

James W. Smith

Mr. James William Smith of Clayton passed peacefully away on Thursday, May 10 at the Rosamond Memorial Hospital, Almonte, following an illness, which lasted almost three weeks. He was the third son born to John Groves Smith and his wife, Isabella Craig. He was 64 years old and was born, on a farm on which he spent his life, with the exception of four years when he lived down in the Southern States of Mississippi and Missouri. He received his education in Clayton Public School and Almonte High School. He was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, Clayton, from which the funeral was held on Saturday afternoon. He possessed many sterling qualities. He was a true friend and a good neighbor. His body rested at W. E. Scott's Funeral Home, Almonte, and service was conducted by the Rev. J. J. Lowe, retired minister at Almonte in the absence of Rev. D. Weegar of Clayton. Left to mourn are one sister, Mrs. Win. J. Finner of Carleton Place and one brother, T. Alfred Smith, Clayton and a number of nieces and nephews. The pallbearers were, Harry Richards, George Bolger, Powell Bellamy, William Bellamy, Harold Fligg and Edgar Hudson. Interment was made in the United cemetery, Clayton. Friends from a distance were Mr. Lloyd Craig and Mrs. Craig, also Miss Agnes Craig, Mr. Wm. A. Craig and his sister, Mrs. Thos. D. Spooner of Smiths Falls also Mrs. Archie Laramie and son of Ottawa and John S. Drummond of Renfrew; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Moor and Desmond and Mrs. Wm. Shane of Carleton Place.


Mr. Alfred Smith of Clayton received official notice this week that his son, Rifleman Norman Alfred Smith, who was taken prisoner at Hong Kong, died In a Tokyo prison camp on December 9, 1943. His death was reported earlier as having occurred on Feb. 9,1943 by the International Red Cross. Rfmn. Smith enlisted in August 1940, in the Forestry Corps and later transferred to the Quebec Royal Rifles. He spent on year in Canada before being sent to Hong Kong and was 20 years of age at the time of his death. His father has the deep sympathy of the community in his bereavement and also in the long hours and months of anxiety awaiting word of any kind regarding the fate of his son.

Mrs. James Caldwell - (1944)

Mrs. James E. Caldwell, a resident of Darling Township and one of best known citizens, died suddenly at her home on Saturday, December 23, 1944 following a short illness. The late Mrs. Caldwell (Nellie Barr) who was 56 years of age, was born in Lanark Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Barr. She was married in 1905 to James Caldwell, who survives. Deceased was highly esteemed by a host of friends throughout the district and her passing removed a good citizen and one who was greatly admired for her fine qualities. She was deeply interested in the community where she spent her life and did much in aiding its betterment. Through her pleasant and courteous manner made a wide circle of friends was particularly happy in the company of young people. Before her health failed she was actively associated with the work of the Tatlock United Church and was one of its most devoted members and was unswerving in her loyalty and interest. Always kind and sympathetic she made many warm friends to whom her passing brings thoughts of loss and loneliness. Born to their union were eight children, four daughters, (Lillian), Mrs. H. Bullock of Hopetown; (Madge), Mrs. Malcolm Crux of Toronto; (Florence), Mrs. Allan McNab of Braeside and Frances of Carleton Place and four sons, Alex who passed away In 1939, James of Hopetown; Carman and Wallace at home. Four sisters and two brothers still live in this district. Mrs. J. W. Paul of Carleton Place, Mrs. Gilbert White of Lanark, Mrs. Matt Yuill of Hopetown, Mrs. Arthur Blackburn of Middleville, Thomas and David of Clayton. Tuesday, December 26, the funeral which was very largely attended was held from the residence where a short service was conducted, to St. Peter's United Church, Tatlock thence to Union cemetery at Clayton for interment. The pallbearers were Messrs; Thomas Barr, David Caldwell, John Lee, Hilliard Bullock, Malcolm Crux and Allan McNab. Beautiful floral tributes were received.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Harnos were called away on Sunday morning on account of the sudden death of Mrs. Harnos' mother, Mrs. Otto Shane, formerly of Queen Street, Almonte, near Port Hope on Friday evening. Mrs. Shane had driven to a nursing home where she was employed and collapsed and died in her car.