This page contains transcriptions taken from the Deseronto Tribune newspaper editions held by Deseronto Archives. We hold copies from 1883 to 1900, with some gaps. The exact dates covered by these papers are:

1883, Sep 27 – 1884, Sep 11
1883, Oct 4 – 1884, Sep 18
1884, Sep 25 – 1885, Sep 11
1885, Sep 18 – 1886, Sep 10
1886 – 1887 MISSING
1887, Sep 30 – 1888, Sep 21
1888 – 1889 MISSING
1889, Sep 27 – 1890, Sep 19
1890 – 1892 MISSING
1892, Sep 23 – 1893, Sep 15
1894, Sep 21 – 1895, Sep 27
1895, Oct 4 – 1896, Sep 25
1896, Oct 2 – 1897, Sep 24
1897, Oct 1 – 1898, Sep 23
1898, Sep 30 – 1899, Sep 22
1899, Sep 29 – 1900, Sep 21

The newspapers are very fragile and consequently are not available for research in the Archives. The obituaries (which were transcribed by former Archivist Kenneth M. Brown and typed up by Archives volunteers Tracy Brinklow and Dyan Bonter) have been reproduced here to improve access to the information held in the newspapers.

1883 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Bradbear W.M. 06/12/1883 Drowning Accident: As went to press, intelligence arrives of a sad drowning accident. It appears that three boys, W.M. Bradbear, Edward Dunn and Jas. Howard of this place ran away frm home yesterday morning, in the direction of Belleville. At Milltown they took the ice and when halfway between that place and Shannonville, two of them broke in and Bradbear, who was about fifteen years old, was drowned despite the efforts of his companions to save him. The body has been recovered; much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved parents.
Burgess Ellen. E. 01/11/1883 Just before going to press intelligence arrived of the sudden death, by apoplexy, at Gananoque, of Mrs. James Burgess of this place. She was paying a short visit to her husband who is erecting the Gananoque Railway station, when the sad event occurred. The remains will be brought by the Armenia. This sudden removal has cast a gloom over the whole community and we desire with all the rest of the people of Deseronto, to tender our deepest sympathy to the afflicted husband and family.
Burgess Ellen E. 08/11/1883 At Gananoque, October 31 st, of paralysis, Ellen E., beloved wife of Mr. James Burgess of Deseronto, age fifty-one years.
Burgess Ellen E. 08/11/1883 Obituary: Mrs. James Burgess, whose sudden death was reported last week, is a descendant of one of the oldest, and most extensive families that settled in the Bay of Quinte District. She was the daughter of John and Phebe Bogart and was born in Adolphustown in November of 1832. She was one of eight children, four sons and four daughters, and the first of the eight that has fallen by the hand of death. Her first husband, Mr. Richard Dowling, of Newburgh, who died about eight years ago leaving her with children, two of whom survived their mother. Nearly four years ago she became the wife of Mr. James burgess, then of Napanee. She was now placed at the head of a household where there families has to blend in peace and harmony; and right nobly did she accomplish the task providentially assigned her. As a stepmother she manifested consummate forbearance and wisdom, and no mother could be more loyally or affectionately regarded. She ruled her household diligently and well, and her children call her blessed. Her sudden death gave rise to anxiety concerning her final safety. She had been a member of the Methodist Church from childhood, and she left behind her the testimony of a well-ordered and godly life. Many fall as sudden not as safe. – Com.
Haggerty William 18/10/1883 At his late residence, Deseronto, on the 15th inst., William Haggerty, a native of Ballymoney co. Antrim, Ireland, aged sixty-one years
Haggerty William 18/10/1883 In Memoriam: Mr. William Haggerty an old and respected resident of Deseronto. Deceased who was a native of County Antrim, Ireland, was stricken about four years ago by a stroke of paralysis from the effects of which he never recovered. He leaves a widow and a large family to mourn the loss of an estimable husband and revered parent.
Henry Daniel 08/11/1883 Drowning Accident: The body of Daniel Henry, who had been unfortunately drowned on Saturday night, was found on Monday morning. The deceased who has been engaged to work at loading one of the steam barges on Saturday evening, is supposed to have taken a wrong direction and in the darkness walked off the dock. Police were busy all day Sunday grappling for the body without success, but their efforts being, uncovered, Monday morning it was a last discovered. By direction of the authorities the remains were interred without an inquest. Deceased who has been only a short time in Deseronto, was a native of the north of Ireland and was a steady and industrious young man.
Jenkins Frank 01/11/1883 We have also to record the death of Frank, son of Mr. F.G. Jenkins, manager of the Sash Factory, which occurred yesterday afternoon. He suffered all summer from an attack of Bright’s disease, and the bereaved parents , it is unnecessary to say, have the warmest sympathy of all in their sad loss of a loved child.
Jenkins Frank Low 08/11/1883 At Deseronto on Wednesday, October 31st, Frank Low, son of F.G. and Lucy W. Jenkins, age eleven years, four months and 15 days.
Merriam James 13/12/1883 Obituary: Mr. James Merriam, formerly employed as an engineer in this place, died at Belleville on Thursday last. He has been suffering from consumption for some years, and became incapacitated from work about a year ago. Deceased was a native of Belleville and was aged forty-three/ He leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss.
Wrightmeyer Eva 18/10/1883 At Deseronto, September 28th, Eva infant daughter of L. Wrightmeyer, age one year and two months.

1884 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Aylsworth Gillivray 04/09/1884 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., Gillivray, infant son of William R. and Christiana H. Aylsworth, aged 3 months and 20 days.
Baker George 04/09/1884 Read: At Deseronto, on Tuesday 2nd inst., George Baker son of James E. and Anna Richardson, aged 8 years and 7 months.
Bowen John Wallace 24/07/1884 Fatal Accident: son of Mr. J.W. Bowen, was shifting a belt in the Gilmour shingle mill at Trenton, and the bar he used was caught in the belting and driven under his arm, striking the heart, and tearing the arm from it’s socket. Hie foot was also caught in the cage and he was the carried around by the belt and his head striking against a beam threw him about 16 feet. He was a bright little fellow, about 11 years of age. And had worked at the mill for some time. His remains were brought by steamer to Deseronto and buried in the Bowen family burying grounds.
Callagham Mrs. L.D. 10/04/1884 In Memorial: Many readers will regret to hear of the death of Mrs. J. D. Callaghan, which took place last week at Campbellford. Deceased, who was a daughter of Mr. Jas. Doyle, 4th con. of Tyendinaga. Was for a long time ill. The decease being consumption. He husband, a foreman for the Rathbun co., devoted himself exclusively to her care during the past three months and everything that human skill could suggest was tried in vain to arrest the disease. The funeral took place last Sunday at the Tyendinaga Church, and the Grand Trunk officials very kindly stopped the fast express at Tyendinaga station on set to permit the remains to be removed from the train there, for the convenience of the large number of friends who came from Campbellford and other places.
Cowan Honara 03/07/1884 At Read: On the 24th of June, Honora, infant daughter of Mr. Thomas Cowan
Cronin John 04/09/1884 Read: Of the 6th concession, who has been ill for along time, died on the 23rd inst., aged 66 years. Mr. Cronin was an old and respected settler. He was buried on the 23rd at St. Charles cemetery.
Day Emily 10/01/1884 On the 7th, at the Methodist Parsonage, Shannonville, Emily Day, relict of the late Absalom Day of the township of Portland, and mother-in-law to the Rev. J.G. Ash, aged 72 years and 6 months.
Dronhgyatekha Jno A. Herbert 24/04/1884 At London Ont. On the 18th, Jno. A Herbert Dronhgyatekha, aged one year and three months.
Finlayson John Neil Thompson 03/04/1884 At Deseronto, on the 27th of March, John Neil Thompson Finlayson,. Aged 55 years.
Fullerton Robert 28/01/1884 Shannonville: The funeral service for the late Robert Fullerton was held in Masonic Hall on Saturday afternoon, and was largely attended. All classes and creeds met to pay the last tribute to esteem to one whom by his integrity and upright dealings had won for himself a high place in the affectionate regards of the people. As a member of the Masonic brotherhood he was committed to the silent grave under the beautiful ritual of the order, many brothers coming from a distance to unite with the lodge here to testify their high regard for the departed. If ever in human life we have an illustration of the “stream rising higher than the fountain”: the life of R.A. Fullerton will be also regarded by those who knew him best. Brought up from childhood amid the surrounding of the tavern, he struck out early in life to be the architect of his own fortune, and my commendable industry and great force of charioteer had secured for himself an honorable place among the self made age of 35, leaving an afflicted wife and lovely girl to more their irreparable loss. In this age of sham and moral delinquency in high places, we gladly drop on the grave this chaplet to the memory of our departed friend and brother.
Gould Joseph 04/09/1884 The funeral of the late Joseph Could took place on Sabbath morning and was one of the largest ever seen in the village,. The Rev. A Campbell of Belleville preached a sermon not to be forgotten by the grant multitude. Services were held on the Masonic Hall, under the auspices of the order as an active member of the brotherhood, and the master of the lodge here. Mr. Gould will be greatly missed, as he had attended a position of eminence, and had become one of the most capable workers of the order.
Grant Alfred 13/03/1884 Fatal Accident: A shocking accident occurred at the cedar mill about 3:30 o’clock last Tuesday afternoon resulting in the instantaneous death of Alfred Grant, a young lad, fourteen years of age, son of Mr. James Grant of this village. While at work he accidently slipped and fell on a shaft running 240 revolutions per minute. And his clothes winding round this shaft he was forced through a six-inch space. The sad event has called forth universal sympathy for the bereaved parents and family.
Herrgety Dorinda Charlotte 10/01/1884 At Deseronto, January 3rd, Dorinda Charlotte, beloved wife of Mr. John Heggerty, aged twenty-three years and six months.
Latham Mrs. Wm. 27/03/1884 Sad News: Mr. Charles chambers received a telegram on Monday conveying the sad intelligence of the death of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Latham, at her home in Michigan. The deceased lady had spent the winter in Deseronto, and had returned to her home, apparently in good health, only two or three weeks ago. Mr. Chambers left immediately for the west. We learn that the remains are expected to arrive by the noon train today at Deseronto.
Latham Mrs. Wm. 03/04/1884 See also In Memorials (under “town and country”)., col. 3, the Tribune.
Louche Charles 24/04/1884 Drowning Accident: Charles Louche of Fredericksburgh was drowned last Thursday in Crooks Creek, a branch of the salmon river in the township of Kennebec. The deceased who was in the employ of the Rathbun Co. was working on the drive and was at the time performing some duties about one of the dams when he lost his balance and fell into the creek with the fatal result above-mentioned. He formerly worked for Mr. Nelson dollar or N. Fredericksburgh and was highly esteemed by his employers and fellow workmen.
Mackey Richard 20/03/1884 At Tyendinaga on the 11th, Mr. Richard Mackey, aged 62 years.
McAvoy Agnes 21/08/1884 Read: The youngest daughter of Mr. Phillip McAvoy, township road surveyor, died on the 14th inst., of brain fever. Mr. & Mrs. McAvoy have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sorrow.
Nephin James 12/06/1884 Read: Son of Dominick Nephin, of the 8th concession died in Toronto on the 4th. The remains were brought home and buried in St. Charles Cemetery on the 6th con.
Oliver Albert 24/07/1884 Sad Accident: A sad accident with a fatal termination occurred last Thursday evening, two boys Albert Oliver, son of Mr. Andrew Oliver and Charles Patten, son of Mr. Isaac Patten, had gone out to have an hour’s amusement shooting. There were standing on the bridge over the creek, about a mile east of Deseronto, when Patten aimed at a nighthawk, which was passing, but changed his purpose and lowered the fowling piece resting it in his arm. By some mischance the hammer fell and the charge of buckshot lodged in the breast f young Oliver who was standing about ten feet distant. He was immediately carried into the house of Mr. Stewart Bowen, near by, and a messenger was promptly dispatched for Dr. Newton, who arrived just as the suffering was breathing his last, about half an hour after the fatal shot was fired. The grief stricken parents of the lad arrived about the same time a few minutes before life departed. The two boys were each about sixteen years of age. The unhappy occurrence has evoked wide sympathy for the afflicted family and friends, as well as for the young man who was the innocent cause of the sad event.
Perriault Mrs. Joseph 01/05/1884 Read: Daughter of Mr. Maurice Kesman of the 6th concession, died very suddenly last week at Roscommon, Michigan and was buried there.
Pilkington Mary 21/08/1884 Read: Miss Mary Pilkington of Richmond, died on the 8th inst., and was buried in St. Charles Cemetery on the following Sunday 10th inst.
Plamer Mrs. Metcalf 31/01/1884 At Shannonville, Mrs. Metcalf Plamer, youngest sister of Matthew Hill Esq. Government agent of the Mohawk Reserve, was committed to the silent grace on Thursday last; and notwithstanding a terrible storm that raged all day, the Presbyterian church was densely crowded by sympathizing friends who gathered to testing to their high esteem for the departed. A very appropriate sermon was preached on the occasion by the Rev. J.G. Ash, from the text; “His son is gone down while it is yet day”. Just fifteen months ago she was a beautiful, happy bride, and so soon gone over to the great majority.
Porter Francis R. 19/06/1884 Fell asleep in Jesus after a short but severe illness, on Monday June 2nd, of cerebral-spinal-meningitis, Francis. R. , aged 4 years. Fifth son of Rev. T.G. Porter, the incumbent of Shannonville.
Powers Mrs. Edward 24/04/1884 Read: Mrs. Edward Powers, of Belleville died on Thursday of consumption after a long illness, leaving a family of five children. The deceased lady was a daughter of Mr. Martin Rogers of the 6th concession.
Powers Mrs. Edward 01.05/1884 Read: On Saturday last Mrs. Edward Powers of Belleville, was buried at St. Charles Cemetery
Rogers Martin 04/09/1884 Read: been ill for a long time died on the 1st inst., and was buried on the 3rd in St. Charles Cemetery.
Shaughnessy Morgan 21/08/1884 Read: On the 3rd concession, died on the 13th inst., in Belleville, after a lingering illness and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery of that city.
Shea James 04/09/1884 Read: Of the 4th concession, died very suddenly last Saturday. He was then ill on his way frm Belleville and brought to Mr. Morgan Shaughnessy’s on the 3rd concession on Friday afternoon and died at noon on Saturday. The funeral took place Monday, when a large concourse of friends and neighbors accompanied him to his last resting place in St. Charles Cemetery.
Smith Mrs. James 14/08/1884 On the 4th inst., Mrs. Smith, widow of the late James smith, of the 6th concession Tyendinaga
Wilson John A. 10/01/1884 Obituary: Intelligence arrived this week of the death , in Massachusetts, on Mr. John. A. Wilson, who may be remembered by many of the older residents as a young las in the village, clerk and finally promoted by the Mister Rathbun to the position of manager of the big store. After leaving Deseronto he studied law in Albany, N.Y., where he afterwards delivered an elegant eulogy on the death of an eminent jurist. A Short time ago he composed and published a volume of poetry, which gave evidence of high poetic talent.
Wims Bridget 24/01/1884 Obituary: In another column is recorded the death of Miss Bridget Wims of Belleville. The deceased, who is a sister of Mr. Patrick Wims of the Big Store, was attending the convent o the Sacred Heart where she was a general favorite; her early death has cast a gloom over a wide circle of friends and evoked general sympathy for the bereaved parents.
Wims Bridget 24/01/1884 At Belleville, on the 17th, Bridget, daughter of Peter and Bridget Wims, aged 15 years and 2 months.

1885 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Article Date Information
Archer Frank 18/09/1885 At Deseronto, on the 15th inst., Frank, son of Mr. Joseph Archer, aged 5 years and 22 days.
Athis Philip 21/08/1885 Local Items.B  Philip Athis of Picton, aged 60 years, fell overboard from the >Varuna’ yesterday morning and was drowned.  He was sitting on the rail of the steamer and being intoxicated fell from his seat.  Captain Porte and crew did everything possible to save the unfortunate man.
Badgley Miss Minnie 18/09/1885 Melrose.  The diptheria which has been prevalent in these parts is thought to have run its course.  It is said to have been diptheria of the worst type; it only proved fatal in two cases, Miss Minnie Badgley, aged fifteen, and a small child, the daughter of Irvin Roy being the only victims.  As the danger from the disease is thought to be passed the school is again open.
Bannerman Valentine 08/05/1885 Picton.B  Valentine Bannerman, of Bloomfield, died very suddenly on Sunday morning last.  He asked his wife to get up and build the fire as he was not feeling well and before she had the fire started he passed away apparently not suffering any pain.
Batice [sic] Mrs. John 13/11/1885 Tyendinaga. B The wife of John Batice succumbed on Tuesday week from a lingering illness during the last two years.  The interment took place at All Saint’s cemetery, and was attended by a large number of friends.
Blackburn Professor 30/01/1885 Picton.  (From our own Correspondent).  Professor Blackburn, organist for the C. M. Church here, was taken ill on Saturday last of congestion of the lungs, and died on Sunday evening at 9 p.m.  His two sons arrived from Toronto on Monday, and took the deceased home with them for burial.  The professor will be missed by a great many who admired his playing in church, and by his pupils, of whom he had quite a number in vocal and instrumental music.
Bowen Mary Elizabeth 24/07/1885 At Deseronto, on the 19th inst., Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Bowen, aged 15 years.
Bowen Margaret A. 04/09/1885 At Deseronto, August 27th, Margaret A., daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Bowen, aged 18 years.
Bowen Susan Amanda née Ketcheson 06/11/1885 At Deseronto, on Oct. 26th, Susan Amanda Ketcheson, wife of Mr. Alex C. Bowen, aged 62 years and 6 months.
Bowen (1) Mrs. John U. 02/01/1885 Town & Country.  Mrs. John U. Bowen, one of the oldest residents of this district died at her residence on the Boundary Road on the 24th inst., at the advanced age of 82 years.  Her husband, a brother of James Bowen Esq., died two years ago, and was of U. E. Loyalist descent.  The funeral took place last Sunday, the remains being placed in the vault of Vandebogart for the winter, to be interred afterwards in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Bowen (2) Mrs. John U. 02/01/1885 At the Boundary Road, Richmond, on December 24th, Jane, relict of the late John U. Bowen, aged 82 years.
Brant Mrs. W. H. 17/07/1885 Tyendinaga Reserve.B  We regret to announce the death of Mrs. W. H. Brant on the 10th inst.; her remains were interred in All Saints cemetery.
Brant Mrs. Jacob 23/10/1885 Local Items. B Mrs. Jacob Brant, of the Reserve, died very suddenly yesterday of heart disease after 20 minutes illness.
Burns C 24/07/1885 A man by the name of Burns died in the city jail on Friday last of “Bright’s Disease” [chronic nephritis: kidney disease].  The crimes for which he was imprisoned were that he was guilty of being sick, poor and friendless.  A sad commentary on our Christian charities.
Candon (1) Mrs. Martin, Jr. (née Fannie Meagher) 21/08/1885 Read.B  We regret to be called on this week to chronicle the sad and sudden death of Mrs. Martin Candon, Jr., which sad event took place last Friday afternoon at three o’clock.  Mrs. Candon was in her usual good health the Sunday previous, but was suddenly taken ill at midnight, but rallied and seemed to get better in the early part of the week.  On Thursday night, however, she became suddenly very ill, and on Friday morning became speechless and unconscious, and so remained until three o’clock in the afternoon, when death claimed her for his own.  The late Mrs. Candon was loved and esteemed by a large circle of relations and friends, and was well-known in this section as Miss Fannie Meagher, daughter of Robert Meagher, of Marysville, and niece of Mrs. John Hanley and Mrs. Richard Osborne.  The deceased leaves a family of five children to mourn her untimely loss, the youngest of which is not yet a year old.  Mrs. Candon’s funeral took place on Sunday at St. Charles cemetery, and was a large and representative one, showing the respect in which the deceased was held.  In common with the whole community we extend to Mr. Condon [sic] our heartfelt sympathy in his sad affliction, and trust that the Almighty Disposer of events, with whom are the issues of life and death, and who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb may grant him every consolation in his sad trial and bereavement.
Candon (2) Fannie 28/08/1885 At Read, on the 21st inst., Fannie, beloved wife of Mr. Martin Candon, jr., aged 35 years.  Deeply and deservedly regretted.
Carter William 26/06/1885 Picton.B  The remains of William Carter, formerly of Picton but late of Toronto, were brought here by J. N. Carter, Saturday night, by special train, and were interred in the cemetery, on Sunday at 3 p.m.  A large number turned out to pay the last respect to one who was formerly and ornament to the town, but of late years lost himself by the vice of intemperance.
Carter (1) Charlotte Newbold 24/07/1885 At Deseronto, on Thursday, July 23rd, Charlotte Newbold, beloved wife of Thomas Carter.
Carter (2) Charlotte Newbold 31/07/1885 Obituary.B  Last week we chronicled in our columns the death of Charlotte Newbold, beloved wife of Mr. Thos. Carter, of this village.  The sad event took place on Thursday the 23rd inst., when surrounded by her husband, sons, and daughters, she peacefully breathed her last in the 68th year of her age.  The deceased lady was a native of the city of Coventry, England, and came with her husband to this country in the year 1863.  They decided to settle in this place then known as Mill Point, and here she continued to reside until the time of her death.  From a mere hamlet she lived to see Deseronto become a place of its present business importance.  She brought up a large family, all of whom are respected in the community, her sons being well known as among our most capable business men.  Deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and lived a consistent life.  She suffered from illness during the past few years, her mental and bodily strength both yielding to her infirmities.  The funeral took place last Friday.  A sermon appropriate to the occasion was preached by Rev. O. D. Crossley, pastor of the Methodist Church, after which the remains, followed by a large number of relatives and friends, were conveyed to their last resting place in the family plot in the Napanee cemetery.  Thus has passed away an old and respected resident of Deseronto.
Casabeau William 14/08/1885 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst., William Cassabeau, aged 41 years.
Chapman Dr. 24/07/1885 Picton.B  Dr. Chapman, another old and respected citizen, died on Sunday and was buried on Tuesday at 2 p.m.  He held the office of Town Treasurer at the time of his death and had until recently been County Treasurer also.
Clegg Miss Nettie 27/11/1885 At Deseronto, on the 18th inst., Miss Nettie Clegg, a native of Adolphustown, aged 48 years and 4 months.
Crawford Mrs. Robert 06/03/1885 Demorestville.  One by one the old landmarks are passing away.  On the 18th inst., the remains of the late Mrs. Robert Crawford, of the 3rd concession, were placed in the vault of Greenwood cemetery to await burial in the spring.
Cronk Irena 31/07/1885 At Solmesville, on the 26th inst., Irena, wife of Mr. Asa Cronk, aged 84 years.
Cronk Mrs. Jacob 21/08/1885 Picton.B Mrs. Jacob Cronk who has been ill for some time suffering from a broken thigh died on Sunday last, and was buried on Tuesday afternoon at the cemetery.  She was a great sufferer from pain.
Cunningham (1) Annie 27/03/1885 In Sophiasburg Township on the 23rd March, Annie, wife of Joseph Cunningham, J. P., aged 29 years.
Cunningham (2) Mrs. Joseph 27/03/1885 Demorestville.B  Mrs. Joseph Cunningham of Big Island has passed to her long home after a long and painful illness.
Cunningham (3) Mrs. Joseph 27/03/1885 Shannonville.B  Mrs. Cunningham, of Big Island, sister of Mr. Mills, merchant of this place, died on Monday morning last, aged 29, deeply lamented.  She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss.  Her remains will be taken today to the family burying ground in the Picton Cemetery.
Dickson male infant 27/02/1885 Town and Country.  A case of infanticide has occurred at Napanee the mother of the child being a half-witted girl named Eva Dickson, formerly of Foxboro.  She was employed at Mr. Thos. Symington’s and on Monday Mrs. Symington, while examining the servant’s bed, discovered the body of a male child hid in the tick.  The auditors were at once notified and an inquest opened by Coroner Huffman.  After hearing the evidence, the jury brought in a verdict that the death had been caused by an unknown hand, and the girl was acquitted.  She confessed that the father of the child was a young man of Deseronto.
Dickson John 04/09/1885 Local Items.  A sad accident occurred on the “Hero” last Saturday morning resulting in the unfortunate death of John Dickson, a fireman.  The Hero left Deseronto at 4:45 a.m. and had got about four miles down the bay, when a portion of the crown sheet of the boiler gave way, allowing the steam to enter the furnace, the door of which was burst open and Dickson who was sitting in the fire box was scalded to death.  There was little or no shock produced by the accident.  Capt. Nicholson seeing the escaping steam and smoke thought at first that the vessel was afire and in a minute or two had all hands at their quarters and appliances ready for action, but fortunately there was no further danger.  The tug Rescue towed the Hero to Kingston in the afternoon and the work of repairing the boiler was at once commenced.  The repairs will be effected in a few days and this popular steamer which has enjoyed a wonderful immunity from accident in the past will soon resume her route.  John Dickson, the unfortunate victim of the accident, belonged to Kingston.  He was not of the regular crew and was only on for a few trips taking the place of Charles Ager the regular fireman who had been ill.  He had been previously employed on ferry steamers, and bore the reputation of an industrious and faithful workman.  His leaves a wife and four children, the eldest being 8 years and the youngest 9 months old.  His funeral which took place in Kingston was largely attended.
Doolan Joseph Bernard 20/03/1885 Read.B  Mr. Joseph Bernard Doolan, son of Mr. John Doolan, of the 3rd concession, died very suddenly on the 9th inst., aged 23 years.  He was buried at St. Charles cemetery.
Driscoll (1) Bridget 16/10/1885 Mrs. B. Driscoll, a highly respected old lady and a former resident of our flourishing village, who died at Deseronto, was buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery last Wednesday.  She was followed to her long resting place by a number of friends.
Driscoll (2) Bridget 16/10/1885 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., Bridget, wife of Mr. B. Driscoll, aged 82 years.
Dryden Harry Irving 24/04/1885 At Deseronto, on the 16th of April, Harry Irving , son of James and Melissa A. Dryden, aged nine months.
Dunn Lena J. 13/11/1885 At Deseronto, on the 10th inst., Lena J. daughter of Mr. Matthew Dun, aged 2 years and 8 days
Fagan (1) Edward 27/02/1885 Picton.B  The Deseronto stage driver discovered a man lying dead on the ice this Tuesday morning and upon examination found it to be Edwd. Fagan, of this town but who has been working at his business (shoemaker) in Deseronto for several months past.  It is reported he left last evening with Thos. Rand of this place from Deseronto for Picton and it is conjectured they were both under the influence of liquor.  Fagan falling out of the sleigh and Rand not observing his loss on his way to Picton while Fagan perished with cold.
Farrell Patrick 27/02/1885 At East Saginaw, Michigan, on the 24th inst., Patrick Farrell of the 5th concession Tyendinaga, aged 28 years.
Featherstonhaugh William George Harle 20/11/1885 At the Mohawk Parsonage, Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 16th inst., William George Harle, infant son of Captain W. H. Featherstonhaugh, of Penetanguishene, aged 5 months.
Fegan [sic] Edward 27/02/1885 Town and Country.  On Tuesday morning the dead body of Edward Fegan, shoemaker, of this village, was found on the ice opposite Vanblaricom’s cove, about eight miles this side of Picton.  There appears to be some mystery about the manner of his death which is to receive investigation by the Crown.  The deceased had lived here about a year doing business in a little shop not far from the town hall.  Recently he sold out his stock to Mr. A. Goodmurphy, and set out on Monday evening to go home to his family who reside in Picton.  Thomas Rand, of that town, had come over with a cutter to drive him home, and the two left Deseronto about half past 5 o’clock, Rand being at the time somewhat under the influence of liquor.  About 7 o’clock Jay Rowe met them near Roblin’s Mills.  Fegan was walking behind the cutter and Rand was driving.  Fegan, it is said, jumped on Rowe’s sleigh and asked him “to take him to the shore to save his life.”  Rowe, who thought they were father and son who had some petty quarrel, was warned by Rand not to do so.  Finally, Fegan went and got into the cutter with Rand who covered him with the robes.  About 11 o’clock, Rand came to B. Vanblaricom’s and asked the way to Picton, and appeared to be then quite intoxicated.  On Tuesday morning John Terril found Fegan’s body frozen stiff on the side of the road.  The hat of the deceased was beneath his back, one mitten was off and his arm extended from his body, while the snow in the vicinity was tramped a good deal.  It is conjectured that he had been pushed out or in some way had fallen out of the cutter, and that his drunken companion did not miss him.  The night being very frosty, eighteen degrees below zero, the old man could not keep himself warm and finally succumbed to the deadly cold.  It is said that the deceased was wanted at home by his family, to sign off his interest in some property.  Rand was also interested in the property and had several visits to Deseronto to get the deceased to return to Picton.
Fields John 27/11/1885 Macdonald. B We have to record the death of Mr. John Fields, of Gretna, who, after nine days of intense suffering, died on the 20th inst.  On sabbath morning the remains were removed from his late residence to Gretna Church being followed by the bereaved family and a long train of mourners and friends and arriving at the Church at 11:45 a.m.  The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Robinson who after singing and prayer read the beautiful and solemn burial service of the Methodist Church.  The pastor then delivered a solemn discourse to the large congregation from Amos 4th chapter and 12th verse.  Mr. Fields has left a widow and four children to mourn their loss.
Foote Mr. John 24/04/1885 At Deseronto, on the 20th inst., after a lingering illness borne with complete resignation, Mr. John Foote, aged 46 years.
Ford Mrs. Patrick 15/05/1885 Read.B  On the 1st inst., Mrs. Patrick Ford died in Shawano, Wisconsin.
Foster Sophia Elizabeth 06/03/1885 At Deseronto, on the 1st inst., Sophia Elizabeth, beloved wife of Gilbert Foster, aged 21 years and 5 months.  The deceased formerly resided in Hamburg, Co. Lennox, and her early death is much and deeply regretted.
Fox Rynard 08/05/1885 Demorestville.B Death has again been in our midst and carried away Mr. Rynard Fox, who was an old land mark, at the age of 75 years.  He was buried on Sunday and there was a very large gathering at the funeral.
Fralick Mrs. O. B. 01/05/1885 Picton.B  This (Tuesday) morning another very sudden death was announced, Mrs. O. B. Fralick.  It is said to be a case of nervous prostration.  Less than a week ago she was out on the street with her youngest child apparently as well as usual.  She has two sisters at Prince Albert, N.W.T., near the seat of the rebellion: she was anxious for their safety and being weak in body it proved too great a strain on her nervous system.
Gale George E. 31/07/1885 At Deseronto, on the 28th inst., George E., infant son of William Gale, aged 5 months and 3 days.
Gatien (1) Jean 02/10/1885 At Deseronto, on the 30th September, after a long illness, Jean Gatien, a native of Chateauguay, Quebec, aged 69 years.
Gatien (2) Jean 02/10/1885 Local Items. B We regret to record the death this week of Mr. Jean Gatien, so well and favorably known to many of our readers.  Deceased was a native of Chateauguay, Quebec, but during the last 28 years has been in the employ of the Messrs. Rathbun by whom he was greatly respected and esteemed.  All classes of our community unite in mourning the departure of the good old man, whose simple and unaffected piety gained him universal respect.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon to Mt. Pleasant cemetery, religious services being previously held in the Methodist Church.
German son of William 06/03/1885 District.  A son of Wm. German, Richmond, while attending school in North Fredericksburg, was taken ill with scarlet fever and died within a week.
German Milton 13/03/1885 Bardolph.B  Rumour says that the body of the late Milton German, of McDonald, has been stolen, but we are not sure at the time of writing.
German G. R. 01/05/1885 Picton.  G. R. German, proprietor of the flour and feed store, died last Friday evening and was buried Sunday in the town Cemetery.
Gordon infant 24/04/1885 Read.B  Mr. Robert Gordon of the 18th Concession lost his youngest son aged 4 years last Thursday from an attack of fever.
Gracey Sarah Jane 01/05/1885 At Deseronto, on April 29th, Sarah Jane, daughter of Albert and Hettie Gracey, aged 4 years and 6 months.
Graham Mr. John 27/02/1885 District.  On Monday a son of Mr. John Graham, of the 8th concession of Huntingdon, who was engaged in hauling logs to Mr. Pringle’s mill, was found dead on the road.  He had delivered a load at the mill, and was returning home.  As he was subject to fits it is supposed he was seized with a more violent attack then usual, which caused his death.
Grant Sarah 23/10/1885 At Deseronto, on the 22nd inst., Sarah, beloved wife of Mr. William Grant, aged 29 years.
Gullett Thomas 14/08/1885 Shannonville.B  A very sad accident occurred at Peterboro on Saturday, August 1st, which resulted in the death of one Thomas Gullett, formerly of this place.  His remains were brought here Monday the 3rd for interment by the side of his mother.  He was a young man highly respected by all who knew him; his father and brothers have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.
Hall son of George 24/04/1885 Read.  A son of Mr. George Hall, of Plainfield, died on Saturday and was buried in Sheffield on Monday.
Halloran (1) James 05/06/1885 Read.B  James Halloran, son of Martin Halloran, who formerly lived in this neighbourhood, died in Thurlow on Tuesday morning.  He returned from Dakota last fall, and fell a victim to consumption [i.e, tuberculosis] at the age of 23.  His funeral took place on Wednesday when he was buried in St. Charles Cemetery.
Halloran (2) James 05/06/1885 At Thurlow, near Belleville, on the 2nd inst., James Halloran, son of Martin Halloran, age 23 years.  Formerly of the 7th concession Tyendindaga.
Harris Mrs. Angelina 04/12/1885 Melrose.  Mrs. Angelina Harris, one of the oldest settlers, has been called to try the realities of eternity.  She had been ailing for some time with dropsy and a short time before her death was affected with a paralytic stroke.
Harrison Joseph 22/05/1885 Town and Country.  A young man named Joseph Harrison belonging it is said to St. John, New Brunswick, was accidentally drowned on Tuesday while driving logs in the Salmon River.  Saml. Alexander, the boss of the drive, telegraphed to the Chief of Police in St. John in order that his friends might be acquainted with the sad fact of his death.
Hart Edward 18/09/1885 At Deseronto on the 11th inst., Edward the youngest son of Mr. Patrick Hart, aged 18 years and 3 months.  Deep and deservedly regretted by a large circle of friends.
Hart Mrs. James 25/12/1885 Picton.  Mrs. Hart, wife of James Hart M. P. P. of Picton, died very suddenly last Saturday morning of inflammation of the stomach.
Hawley Mr. 13/03/1885 Bardolph.B  Mr. Hawley, father of A. W. and S. Hawley of Hay Bay, passed away on Sunday last, at the advanced age of 90 years and 11 months.
Heggarty (1) Jennie C. 27/11/1885 At Deseronto, on the 26th inst., Jennie C., wife of Mr. John Heggarty, aged 30 years.  Much and deeply regretted.
Heggarty (2) Jennie C. 27/11/1885 Local Items.  The sad intelligence of the sudden death of Mrs. John Heggarty, which occurred yesterday morning, was everywhere received with expressions of genuine sorrow and regret.
Heggarty (3) Mrs. John 04/12/1885 Local Items.  The funeral of the late Mrs. John Heggarty took place last Friday forenoon to Huffman’s Cemetery and was largely attended.  As the deceased lady had been for a long time a member of the Choir of the Church of the Redeemer, the members last Sunday testified their regard by draping in black the choir railing, and the vacant chair of their departed sister.  They also wore suitable emblems of mourning.  The pastor at the evening service referred to the many acknowledged virtues of the deceased and deduced some instructive lessons from her sudden death.  After the sermon the choir gave an appropriate selection, the solo being most effectively rendered by Mr. Harry Burgess, the leader.
Hodge David 12/06/1885 At Camden, on the 8th inst., David Hodge, aged 79 years.
Holmes John 15/05/1885 District.  John Holmes, aged 20, of Vennacher, while assisting last week at the building of a log barn was crushed by a falling log and died on the following day.  A. Sweetman was also seriously injured at the same time.
Hoodley Mrs. Betsey R. 03/04/1885 District.B   The horrid details of the burning of Mrs. Betsey R. Hoodley, of South Bay, are to hand.  She was living alone, and it is said that while using coal oil to light a fire her clothing caught the flame and instantly she was all ablaze.  When her nephew called he found her kneeling with uplifted hands at a window, her face protruding thought the jagged edges of a broken pane.  Her clothing was burned off her and she was quite dead.  Her husband, Leonard Hoodley, fought in the war of 1812.
Houston Mrs. David 21/08/1885 Shannonville.B  Mrs. David Houston, of Thurlow, mother of Mrs. E. Grills of Deseronto, died on Friday last after a lingering illness; her funeral which took pace on Sunday was the largest seen in this place for some time.  Her death is deeply lamented by her many friends and her husband and children have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
Howard Mary Ann 09/10/1885 At Deseronto, on the 5th inst., Mary Ann, beloved wife of Mr. Elisha Howard, aged 37 years.
Howard Amey 04/12/1885 At Deseronto, on November 30th, Amey, daughter of Mr. Alonzo Howard, aged 6 years and 7 months.
Hubbs Jemima 17/07/1885 At Deseronto, on the 11th inst., Jemima, relict of the late William Hubbs, aged 70 years.
Kendall James 15/05/1885 District.  James Kendall, a well-to-do farmer living on the Ridge Road, near Bloomfield, committed suicide by hanging himself.
Madigan Bridget 06/03/1885 At Richmond, on the 17th February, Bridget, wife of James Magigan, aged 70 years.
Malone Lawrence 04/12/1885 Marysville.  After a short illness of only three days Lawrence Malone of Prince Edward passed quietly away.  On Dec 1st his body was interred in the Roman Catholic burying ground here.
McHenry Mr. Daniel 05/06/1885 Local News.  Mr. Daniel McHenry, who lived on the boundary road near Kingsford, died suddenly yesterday morning.  He was a prosperous farmer and leaves a large family and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss.
McKim Ida 27/03/1885 Napanee.B  We regret to learn of the death of Miss Ida McKim, of Selby, She was a kind-hearted and generous young lady and will be greatly missed from society.
McMullen Wallace Earl 20/11/1885 On November 5th, Wallace Earl, only son of Charles and Flora McMullen, of Sophiasburg, aged 14 months.
McQuillan (1) Patrick 30/01/1885 Read.B   The boiler in Brennan’s saw mill, in the 7th concession of Tyendinaga exploded last Friday forenoon, when the mill was in operation, blowing the mill to pieces and wrecking the machinery, portions of which were blown to a distance of three hundred yards.  Engineer McQuillan, who was in the lower part of the mill was hurled about six feet and he received such injuries that he died within two hours… The funeral of Patrick McQuillan took place on Saturday, when his remains were laid in their last resting place in the Catholic cemetery at Marysville.  McQuillan leaves a wife and three children.
McQuillan (2) Patrick 30/01/1885 Suddenly on the 23rd inst., Mr. Patrick McQuillan of the 8th concession Tyendinaga.
McReight Edith A. B. 16/01/1885 At Deseronto, on the 11th inst., Edith A. B., daughter of Mr. James McReight, aged twelve years and two months.
Meagher (1) Joseph 29/05/1885 Read.B  Joseph Meagher, second son of Mr. James Meagher, died very suddenly on the 18th inst.  He had been ill with erysipelas [bacterial skin infection, or often, incorrectly, ergotism/St. Anthony’s Fire]  for a few years and was supposed to be getting better, when suddenly on the morning of the 18th inst. his illness took a sudden turn.  He was in his 6th year.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Meagher in their sad trial.
Meagher (2) Joseph 29/05/1885 At Read, on the 19th inst., suddenly of erysipelas, Joseph, second son of Mr. James Meagher, in the 6th year of his age.
Mills Cornelius and Arnold 31/07/1885 Bath Demorestville.B  On Tuesday last three young men named Cornelius, Arnold and Frank Mills, of Bath, started out on a fishing excursion.  Towards evening they began preparations for returning home.  While hauling in the anchor the boat capsized, and despite all their efforts, Cornelius and Arnold, aged 18 and 20 years respectively were drowned.  The bodies were recovered and taken home.  The family were grief-stricken, the father fainting as the bodies of his stalwart sons were carried into the house.
Morden Mr. Joseph 06/03/1885 Demorestville.  Mr. Joseph Morden, an old and respected resident has also gone over to the great majority.
Murphy (1) Mary Ann 04/09/1885 At the O’Connor House, Deseronto, August 31st, Mary Ann Murphy, aged 35 years.
Murphy (2) Mary Ann 04/09/1885 Local Items.  Miss Murphy who has for may years resided with Mrs. O’Connor at the O’Connor house, died somewhat suddenly and unexpectedly last Monday morning.  She had been suffering for a few days from a bad cold which soon developed into congestion of the lungs.  The funeral took place on Wednesday morning to the cemetery at Napanee.
Myles Michael 03/07/1885 Read.B  Mr. Michael Myles, son of Mr. Johnson Myles of the 5th concession Tyendinaga, died on the 16th ult., at the age of 26 years.  He had been ill for the past year.
Naphin Mrs. Bartley 27/11/1885 Read. B Mrs. Bartley Naphin who died some time ago, and who is still remembered with love and affection by a large circle of relatives and friends, was buried in the churchyard of St. Charles.  Her family have erected a beautiful monument over her grave.  The monument is in the form of an obelisk with a suitable inscription, the workmanship being most creditable.  Mrs. Naphin during her lifetime was a lady well-known for her excellent Christian character, and her many deeds of love and kindness, and her charitable acts will keep her memory green for generations.  It is fitting indeed that a beautiful and suitable monument should mark the spot where her ashes repose.  Requiescat in pace.
Naphin (1) Mrs. John D. (née O’Hare) 29/05/1885 Read.B  This community was startled by the sudden death of Mrs. John D. Naphin, of Naphin 8th concession, on the 13th inst.  Mrs. Naphin was the daughter of the late Patrick O’Hare of the 5th concession.  The deceased lady was a most estimable person, and enjoyed the love and esteem of a large circle of relatives and friends, and leaves three young children to mourn her loss.  Mr. Naphin has the warmest sympathy of the naighbourhood in his sad affliction.  Mrs. Naphin’s funeral took place on the 15th inst., and was attended by people from all sections of the township.
Naphin (2) Catherine 29/05/1885 At Naphin, 8th Concession Tyendinaga, suddenly on the 13th inst. Catherine, wife of Mr. John D. Naphin and daughter of the late Mr. Patrick O’Hare, aged 35 years.  Her death is deeply and deservedly regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.
Newton Vera Blanche 31/07/1885 At Deseronto, on the 25th inst., Vera Blanche, daughter of John and Sarah Newton, aged 7 months 15 days.
Newton (1) Sarah 04/09/1885 At Deseronto, on the 30th of August, Sarah, wife of John Newton, M.D., Reeve of Deseronto, aged 27 years.
Newton (2) Sarah 04/09/1885 Local Items.  We regret to be called upon this week to record the death of Mrs. Newton, wife of the Reeve of Deseronto.  The deceased has been a sufferer during the past year.  Change of scene and all that medical skill could accomplish were tried in order to arrest the progress of the disease, but all in vain, and on Sunday evening she peacefully breathed her last.  Gentle, amiable and unobtrusive in her manner, Mrs. Newton was a favorite with all classes of the community, who unite in mourning her early demise.  The funeral took place on Tuesday.  Religious services were held at the house on that morning by Rev. R. J. Craig, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, after which the casket was accompanied to the railway station by a large number of friends, the procession being headed by the members of Deseronto Lodge No. 102 I.O.O.F., of which Dr. Newton is a member.  Many friends went up on the local train to Smithfield, where the remains were interred on Tuesday afternoon in the family burying ground in the presence of a large assembly of relatives and friends of the deceased.  We unite with all the residents of Deseronto in extending our deepest sympathy to the Reeve in his great bereavement.
Norton N. 25/09/1885 Marysville. B Death comes suddenly and takes another of our number away.  An old man named N. Norton, who formerly resided around here, died unexpectedly last Monday morning at Mr. Toppins on the Indian Reserve.
O’Connell (2) Maurice 27/02/1885 On the 19th inst., Mr. Maurice O’Connell of Richmond Township, in the 70th year of his age deeply and deservedly regretted.
O’Connell (3) Richard [sic, i.e., Maurice] 27/02/1885 Read.  Mr. Richard O’Connell, of the township of Richmond, died on the 19th inst., and was buried at St. Charles Cemetery on the 21st inst.  Mr. O’Connell was born in the Country Clare, Ireland, and was 70 years of age at the time of his death.  He was an old settler and was universally respected.  In social and religious matters Mr. O’Connell was always a leader, and will be much missed in his neighbourhood.
O’Connor (1)[O’Connell] Maurice 27/02/1885 At Forest Mills, February 19th, Maurice O’Connor [O’Connell], aged 70 years.
O’Hare (1) Patrick 02/10/1885 Read. B On the 27th ult. Patrick O’Hare, eldest son of the late James O’Hare, died after a short illness at the residence of his uncle, Mr. Thomas Cowan, with whom he has been living for the past three years, at the early age of 12 years and 11 months.  He was to have been confirmed last Sunday, but was prevented by his illness, and by the will of an inscrutable Providence death claimed him for his own on the same day.  He was a lovable and affectionate boy and was loved alike by old and young.  We extend our hearty sympathy to his relatives in their sad trial.  Requiescat in pace.
O’Hare (2) Patrick 02/10/1885 At Read, on the 27th of September, after a short illness, Patrick, eldest son of the late James O’Hare, aged 12 years and 11 months.  Requiescat in pace.
O’Rea (1) James 31/07/1885 Read.B  Mr. James O’Rea, of the 7th concession, died on Saturday last.  He had been ill for the last three months.  Mr. O’Rea was one of our oldest and most respected settlers, and was nearly 80 years of age.  The funeral took place at St. Charles Church on Wednesday last, and was a large and a representative one, showing the respect in which the deceased was held.
O’Rea (2) Mr. James 31/07/1885 At Read, on the 25th inst., Mr. James O’Rea, aged 80 years.
Parks Dora May 27/02/1885 At Deseronto, on the 19th inst., Dora May Parks, aged one year and nine months.
Rathborne Mrs. Joseph 18/09/1885 Local Items. B Chicago B Mr. Henry VanSchaak received the sad intelligence on Monday morning of the death from heart disease of his niece, Mrs. Joseph Rathborne, of Chicago.
Rathbun (1) Mrs. H. B. (née Louisa Storm) 20/02/1885 Village Council February 16th, 1885.B  Moved by Mr. Nasmith, seconded by Mr. Irvine, that this council desires to express to Mr. H. B. Rathbun their deepest sympathy in his severe affliction and irreparable loss, sustained by the death of his beloved wife and which they have learned with sorrow and regret; and the said expression be conveyed to him.  Carried.
Rathbun (2) Mrs. H. B. 20/02/1885 At Deseronto, on the 16th inst., very suddenly of apoplexy [i.e., possibly stroke], Louisa Storm, beloved wife of Hugo Burghardt Rathbun Esq., aged 62 years.In MemoriamOn the death of Mrs. H. B. Rathbun, February 16th, 1885

Beneath the green turf of sleeping,

Life’s cares and troubles o’er;

But loving hearts are mourning,

For her they’ll see no more.

From Heaven’s blue arch above,

A glorious form looks down

Upon the humble clay it left,

To gain an angel’s crown.

Why mourn when those we love,

Snatched from all earthly care;

Around the Throne of God,In radiant robes appear.

Oh! then forgive the selfish wish,

If granted were our prayer;

T’would make a glorious saint in Heaven,

A weary pilgrim here.

As fall the leaves, so one by one,

Friends leave us for “That Land,”

Who knows how soon the time must come,

For us to join that band.

The links of love tho’ severed here,

Will then united be;

And we shall dwell mid those we love,

For all eternity.

T.G.P.

Deseronto, Feb. 18th, 1885

Rathbun (3) Mrs. H. B. 20/02/1885 Death of Mrs. H. B. RathbunIt is with no ordinary sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. H. B. Rathbun, an event which coming so suddenly and unexpectedly startled our community on Monday, the 16th inst.  She had attended service in the church of the Redeemer, on Sunday and as many remarked appeared to be in excellent health.  On Monday morning she arose, took breakfast and went about her domestic duties as usual, being particularly cheerful in her conversation.  About ten o’clock, she went upstairs to her room and shortly after, Janet Croft, one of her servants, hearing her call for assistance, went in and found her apparently in a fainting fit.  Returning to consciousness she complained of feeling very ill and that she could not see.  Mr. Rathbun coming in she could only speak a few words to him when she relapsed into unconsciousness.  Stimulants were given and medical attendance speedily summoned while intelligence was telephoned to Messrs. F. S. & Herbert Rathbun, Mrs. E. W. Rathbun, and other members of the family.  Drs. Clinton & Newton soon arrived, pronounced the case as one of apoplexy and at once saw that no human skill could avail.  In a few minutes she breathed her last.  The sad news soon spread through the village and, it is unnecessary to state, evoked general expressions of sorrow and sympathy.  Messages were sent to Mr. E. W. Rathbun, who was in Montreal and who returned home on Tuesday forenoon, and to Wm. C. Rathbun, in Kingston, who drove up on Monday afternoon through the driving snow storm.The deceased lady was born in New York being the daughter of Isaac T. Storm, Esq., of that city.  After her marriage she resided at Auburn, N.Y., and subsequently removed with her husband to Deseronto in 1855.  At the time of her death she was in the 62nd year of her age.  Besides her husband she leaves the following sons and daughters to mourn her loss, viz. Mr. E. W. Rathbun, F. S. Rathbun, Herbert B. Rathbun, W. C. B. Rathbun, Mrs. R. J. Craig, and Mrs. E. C. French, all residing in Deseronto, and Mrs. Wm. Hindhaugh, of Oswego.  Mrs. Rathbun was a woman whose gentle and amiable disposition endeared her to all with whom she came in contact.  In the exalted position of wife and mother she left no duty unfulfilled.  A kind neighbour, she will be missed by the poor and friendless, to whom in an unostentatious manner she proved a frequent benefactor.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was attended by a large assembly including many from a distance.  At an early hour people began to assemble at the “Homestead” which was soon crowded to the doors.  The religious services were conducted by Rev. A. Young, of Napanee, who after reading some passages of Scripture delivered an impressive address and engaged in prayer.  These devotional exercises over the procession was then formed.  The pallbearers were Messrs. W. R. Aylesworth, T. Butler, R. Rayburn, James Whilton, T. Roach Jr., W. Evans, A. Richardson an J. W. Dexter.  In addition to the four sons of the deceased, the chief mourners were Rev. R. J. Craig, E. C. French, E. Walter Rathbun, H. VanSchaak, W. B. McMurrich, of Toronto, J. B. McMurrich, of Oswego, and J. Bell, Q. C., of Belleville.  In Dundas and St. George Sts., large crowds of people were gathered to see the procession pass.

When the railway station was reached the casket was placed in the car of the Bay of Quinte railway to be conveyed to Auburn, N.Y.  It was accompanied by Mr. E. W. Rathbun, Mr. F. S. Rathbun, Rev. R. J. Craig and Mr. E. C. French, and finally interred on Thursday afternoon in the family plot in the cemetery at Auburn.

Rathbun (4) Mrs. H. B. 20/02/1885 Town and Country Messrs. Cameron and Jamieson had flags flying at half mast over the Empress and Central Depot respectively, as a tribute of respect on their part to the memory of the late Mrs. H. B.  Rathbun.
Robinson Mary 22/05/1885 At Deseronto, on the 20th inst., Mary , wife of Mr. John Robinson, ages 65 years.
Roblin Mrs. John W. 16/01/1885 Green Point.B  Mrs. John W. Roblin, a very highly respected resident, died on the 14th inst.
Ross Flora 08/05/1885 Picton.B  Flora Ross, youngest daughter of Walter Ross, aged 20, died early Monday morning after a short illness of less than 24 hours.  This will be a severe blow to the parents as it is the only fruit of the present union that is now plucked.
Roy infant/child, daughter of Irvin 18/09/1885 [See “Badgley, Miss Minnie,” above]
Russell Mary 20/03/1885 At Napanee, on Saturday, March 14th, Mary, relict of the late James Russell, aged 76 years.
Schryver (1) Mr. W. H. 27/03/1885 At Napanee, on Thursday, March 19th, Mr. W. H. Schryver aged 24 years 10 months.
Schryver (2) William H. 27/03/1885 Napanee.B  Mrs. Schryver has our deepest sympathy in the loss of her son William.
Schuster (1) Rev. A. 03/07/1885?? OBITUARYRev. A. SchusterIt is our sad duty to chronicle the death of our esteemed and worthy City Missionary, Rev. A. Schuster, which occurred at his farm east of the city at 5 o’clock this morning.  Mr. Schuster was of Jewish descent, a native of Frankfurt-on-the-Main, and was upwards of 50 years of age.  Several years ago he was converted to Christianity when he began to study for the ministry with the view of giving the light to those of his race who remained in darkness.

He first appeared before the people of Belleville about 8 years ago as pastor of the Bible Christian Church.  After filling that position for three years, when he showed great zeal and fidelity to the cause of christiaity, he resigned to embark in the city missionary work, as he saw before him a large field for labor.  At the start he was alone, and had but a limited purse at his command.  One of his first supporters was Mr. E. W. Rathbun, who gave him free use of his office at the wharf, for holding meetings.  The different ministers of the city gave him ready aid, and gradually the fruits of his labor became apparent.  His was essentially a work of faith and prayer, assistance was sought from none, and whatever aid he received was voluntarily contributed.

In the year 1881, he undertook the erection of the chapel on Dundas Street, and later purchased a considerable property two-and-a-half miles east of the city, which he cultivated for the benefit of the poor, whom he had undertaken to aid.  In all he did; self was entirely ignored.  He spent the energies of his life in elevating the poor and unfortunate, and was eminently successful.  He was in every sense of the word, the poor man’s friend, and it will be no easy task to find a person to take up and continue his work.  His death resulted from strangulated hernia, caused by overwork on his farm.  He overtaxed his strength on Tuesday, and it was thought he could be brought through without a surgical operation.  Last evening, however, Drs. Wilson and Youker performed the operation, but found that mortification [i.e., gangrene, necrosis, or severe infection] had set in, and that all hope was past.  He was a member of Belleville Lodge, No. 81 I.O.O.F. [Independent Order of Odd Fellows] Deceased leaves a widow and two children.

The funeral services here held at the City Mission rooms at 2:30 on Monday afternoon.  He was buried under the auspices of the order of Oddfellows. B Belleville Intelligencer.

Schuster (2) Rev. A. 10/07/1885 Belleville.B  On Sunday evening Rev. David Mitchell preached a memorial sermon to the late Rev. A Schuster.  The text was from Acts 11-24 “For He was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith.”  The sermon was touching and eloquent and well portrayed the characteristics of the city missionary whose loss is deeply felt in this city.
Sexsmith (1) Joseph A. 24/04/1885 On Sunday 19th inst., at North Fredericksburg, Joseph A. Sexsmith, aged 48 years.
Sexsmith (2) A. 24/04/1885 Bardolph.B  We regret to learn of the death of our worthy friend and neighbor, A. Sexsmith.  He leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy.
Shannon Ernest Francis 24/07/1885 Belleville.  Ernest Francis, only child of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Shannon, aged about 11 months, died on Sunday night of inflammation of the brain ad cholera-infantum [non-contagious diarrhoea].  The parents have the deepest sympathy of all in the sore affliction which has put out the light and joy of their home.  Only an all-wise God that knoweth the end from the beginning can see why such loved ones are taken: and only the perfect faith and trust in His wisdom and goodness can believe that “He doeth all things well.”
Shea Maggie 03/07/1885 Read.B  Miss Maggie Shea, daughter of the late Michael Shea, died in Oswego on the 19th ultimo.
Sills E. G. 24/07/1885 Picton.B  E. G. Sills, better known to newspaper men as “Old Baldwin” died on Saturday morning last and was buried on Sunday afternoon.  A large number of people turned out to pay their last respects to an old fellow citizen.  His five sons and two daughters were all at home before he died.
Skelly Mrs. Wm. John 24/04/1885 Read.  Mrs. William John Skelly of the 3rd Concession died on Thursday last.
Solmes (1) Mr. Clayton 01/05/1885 At Solmesville, on Saturday, April 26th, Mr. Clayton Solmes, ages 27 years and 5 months.
Solmes (2) C. R. 01/05/1885 Northport.B  This week brings us the sad news of the death of C. R. Solmes, eldest son of D. B. Solmes, of Solmesville.  Mrs. Solmes and friends have the deep sympathy of many in this loss.
Somers Robert 06/02/1885 Read.B  Robert Somers who had his leg crushed and was so seriously hurt at the late accident at Brennan’s Saw Mill had his leg amputated by Dr. Ruttan on Monday, 26th ult., and died the following Thursday.
Stafford Mary 21/08/1885 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., Mary, infant daughter of William E. and Maria Stafford, aged 8 weeks and 2 days.
Stokes Hattie 23/10/1885 Local Items. B Many of our readers will regret to hear of the sudden death of Hattie, youngest daughter of Mr. J. W. Stokes, formerly accountant of the Rathbun Company.  The sad event occurred at Milan, Ohio.
Sweet Mr. Jusdon 12/06/1885 At Deseronto, on the 5th inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. Judson Sweet, aged 61 years.
Sweet Minie [sic] 16/10/1885 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., Minie [sic], infant daughter of Mr. William Sweet, aged 6 months.
Thompson (1) James Morey 05/06/1885 At Deseronto on the 1st inst., James Morey Thompson, aged 27 years.
Thompson (2) James Morey 05/06/1885 Local News.B  On Monday afternoon, about 5 o’clock, the Cedar Mill was the scene of a sad and shocking accident, resulting in the death of James Morey Thompson, millwright in that establishment.  Deceased was engaged in putting a belt on a pulley when his hand caught between the belt and the pulley.  He was drawn to the top of the pulley and then thrown about six feet, when he fell on the slash table below where the stuff is cut into shingle lengths by a series of saws.  His left arm was cut off by one of the saws and his head cut by another, the skull being cut through.  He was speedily extricated from his position and managed, though so severely injured, to walk with some assistance out of the mill speaking once or twice to those at his side.  Being laid down on a car he soon became unconscious.  In the meantime Dr. Clinton had been summoned, but it was evident at once that no human skill could avail, and at about 7 o’clock, he breathed his last.  Deceased, who was only 27 years of age, came to Deseronto from Marmora a few years ago.  He had at one time been a school teacher and held a second class certificate.  He leaves a wife and one child who, in this sad bereavement, have the sympathy of the whole community.  The deceased, by his quiet, unassuming deportment and Christian example, had gained the respect of all with whom he came in contact.  The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was under the direction of Quinte Lodge, No. 215, A.O.U.W. of which deceased was a member.  Religious services were held in the Methodist Church, the Rev. Mr. Crossley preaching a very impressive sermon.  The remains were interred at Napanee cemetery, and before reaching that place the procession was joined by the members of Napanee Lodge of United Workmen who had come out to pay the last tribute of respect to their departed brother.  The Cedar Mill was closed down during the afternoon so that employees might have an opportunity of attending the funeral.
Thompson (3) J. M. 03/07/1885 It will be seen elsewhere in these columns that Mrs. J. M. Thompson has received $2,000 from the Ancient Order of United Workmen of which her late husband was a member.  This speaks volumes for that great organization, whose financial standing is undoubted.
Vader Sophronia Beatrice 18/09/1885 At Deseronto, on the 14th inst., Sophronia Beatrice, infant daughter of Charles A. and Elizabeth Ann Vader, aged three days.
Varney Levi 15/05/1885 Picton.B Levi Varney, merchant of Bloomfield, and an old member of the Society of Friends, was buried last week.  He has furnished the town papers for a great many years with reports of the weather and fall of snow or rain, and early in the past winter he sent in his last report and so stated at the time.
Vincent William 20/11/1885 On the 12th inst., at the residence of his son John D. Vincent, of Northport, William Vincent in his 75th year.
Walsh (1) infant 29/05/1885 Read.B  On the 14th inst., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Walsh of Bachelor’s Walk, died.
Walsh (2) infant 29/05/1885 At Bachelor’s Walk, the 5th Concession, Tyendinaga, on the 14th inst., the infant son of Mr. David Walsh.
Walters Mrs. 05/06/1885 Northport.B  Mrs. Walters, mother-in-law of Rev. C. L. Thompson, died very suddenly on Wednesday morning after a short illness.
Washburn Sidney Arthur 06/02/1885 At Deseronto, on June 29th, Sidney Arthur, youngest son of B. W. and Susanna Washburn, aged three months.
White Mrs. Richard 04/12/1885 Marysville.  The funeral of the late Mrs. Richard White took place Thursday November 26th and was attended by a large number of relatives and acquaintances.  The bereaved family has the sincere sympathy of many friends.
Wilson Minerva Ann 13/03/1885 At Kingston, on Monday evening March 9th, Minerva Ann, youngest daughter of John F. and Estella Wilson, aged 18 years and 14 days.
Wilson Timothy C. 05/06/1885 At Napanee, on May 28th, Timothy C. Wilson, aged 68 years.
Wilson Mr. Jerome F. 24/07/1885 Local Items.B  Mrs. M. D. Campbell, of this place, was summoned to attend the funeral of her brother, Mr. Jerome F. Wilson, whose death occurred at Brooklyn, N.Y.  The Rochester Advertiser states that the deceased, who was the son of John W. Wilson, a well-known lawyer of that city, was an energetic and capable business man and an upright and highly respected citizen.  Of late years he had suffered from ill health and on that account spent much of his time travelling through the Southern States, spending the winters in the pine forests of Georgia.
Woodcock Mrs. Alice 06/02/1885 Bardolph.B  On Friday afternoon Mrs. Alice Woodcock, one of the oldest inhabitants in and around this neighbourhood, passed away at the ripe old age of ninety-four.  The funeral of the last Mrs. Alice Woodcock was held on Sunday last and was largely attended by friends and relations of the deceased lady.
Woodhouse Emma 03/07/1885 At Deseronto, on the 29th of June, Emma, daughter of William and Mary Woodhouse, aged 5 years and 6 months.
York Eliza Jane 31/07/1885 At Deseronto, on the 31st inst., Eliza Jane, daughter of G. B. and Jane York, aged 25 years.

1886 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Article Date Information
Allison Mrs. Anson 12/03/1886 On Friday last, Mrs. Anson Allison, of Jericho, mother of Mrs. James Ferguson, late of Deseronto, was born to the silent city of the dead.  The funeral service was held in Doxsee Church and she was buried on the Picton cemetery.
Beyette Pascal 08/01/1886 At Deseronto, on the 5th inst., Mr. Pascal Beyette, aged 38 years.
Black (1) John 19/03/1886 Picton. B A sad accident occurred in town on Saturday last.  When John Black and his son, of Sophiasburg, were leaving town for home, their horse a very spirited animal, became frightened by the cutter coming against its heels, caused by one of the hold-back straps becoming unfastened.  The animal rushed up street with great speed, and when opposite the Coffee House ran into the door-yard of Edwin Roblin, completely wrecking the cutter.  Mr. Black’s head come in contact with the fence and crushed in the side of his head.  His son who was driving was not injured; the father only survived a few hours.
Black (2) John 19/03/1886 District B Mr. John Black, a wealthy farmer residing in 1st con. of Sophiasburg, was thrown from his sleigh Saturday morning and received injuries from which he died in about an hour afterwards.  Mr. Black and his son had been on the Picton market, and were starting for home, when opposite the post-office the thill strap broke.  The horse being a spirited one became unmanageable, and a few yards further on jumped over a fence into Dr. Morden’s yard, Mr. Black’s head striking a post and fracturing his skull.
Blake Isabella 12/02/1886 At Deseronto, on the 1st inst., Isabella relict of the late Robert Blake, aged 68 years.  Much and deeply regretted.
Boldrick Amanda,née Homan 26/02/1886 In Thurlow, on Monday, the 22nd inst., Amanda Homan, wife of James Boldrick, aged 38 years.
Bowen Sarah 22/01/1886 In Napanee, on Sunday, January 10th, 1886, Sarah Bowen, aged 79 years.
Boyce Thomas 23/04/1886 At Napanee, on Saturday 17th inst., Thomas Boyce, aged 19 years.
Callaghan Daniel 19/03/1886 Lonsdale. B Again of Mr. Daniel Callaghan of the 3rd concession of Tyendinaga[…]
Clarke Adah M. 30/04/1886 On the 23rd of April, at Mt. Pleasant, Richmond, of congestion of the lungs, Adah M. daughter of Samuel B. and Esther A. Clarke, aged 7 years and 8 months.
Cole (1) Blanche 05/03/1886 Northport. B With great sadness we report the death of Miss Blanche Cole who died on Thursday last; her death has cast a gloom over our young people with whom she was much thought of.
Cole (2) Miss Blanche 12/03/1886 Sophiasburg. B Miss Blanche Cole of Water Street.
Cole (3) Miss Blanche 12/03/1886 Demorestville. B Miss Blanche Cole, youngest daughter of Mr. Jerry Cole, of the Fish Creek neighborhood, died after a few days illness on the 4th inst.  Blanche was a promising girl of 16, greatly beloved by all, and the pet of a happy household, and her premature death was deeply and universally lamented.  She was laid to rest in the family burying ground on Big Island.
Dafoe John 15/01/1886 In Richmond, on Saturday, January 2nd, 1886, John Dafoe, aged 25 years and 7 months.
Davis James 12/03/1886 In Selby, on March 1st., James Davis, aged 73 years.
Deasey Annie 19/03/1886 At Marysville, March 11, Annie Deasey, youngest daughter of Thomas Deasy, aged 15 years.
Doreen James 19/03/1886 On the 11th instant, at the residence of his father on the Tyendinaga Reserve, James, eldest son of Daniel Doreen, aged 22 years and 6 months.
Doyle John 19/03/1886 Lonsdale. B We are called almost daily to notice the shortness of life by the death of friends and relatives around us.  We hear of the death of Mr. John Doyle, of Richmond, a few days ago.
Empey Fletcher C. 22/01/1886 In Napanee, on Saturday, January 9th, 1886, Fletcher C. Empey, aged 22 years and 4 months.
Fisher (1) Mrs. Joseph 12/03/1886 Sophiasburg. B Mrs. Joseph Fisher, of Demorestville, who was quite an old lady.
Fisher (2) Mrs. Joseph 12/03/1886 Demorestville. B On the same day as Mr. [Warren] Foster’s funeral, Mrs. Fisher, one of the oldest citizens of Demorestville, was buried in the village burying ground.  The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Ash.
Foote Lucy 26/03/1886 At Deseronto, on the 23rd inst., Lucy, daughter of Mrs. John Foote, aged 14 years and 9 months.
Foster young child 02/04/1886 Northport. B A young child of W. A. Foster’s died last week with scarlet fever, and at present the only one left is sick with the same disease.
Foster (1) Warren G. 05/03/1886 Northport. B We also report the death of Mr. Warren G. Foster, who has been ill for a long time; his funeral took place at Bethesda on Saturday at ten o’clock which was largely attended by his many friends and acquaintances.
Foster (2) Mr. W. G. 12/03/1886 Sophiasburg. B Mr. W. G. Foster of the second concession.
Foster (3) Warren 12/03/1886 Demorestville. B On the day of her funeral [Miss Blanche Cole], Mr. Warren Foster, of the same neighborhood, departed this life at the age of 52.  He had been ailing and feeble for many years, but notwithstanding, death came very suddenly at the last.  The day of his funeral was one of the coldest of the season, but a great multitude of his friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory.  The funeral services were conducted by eminent women of the Society of Friends, Mrs. Brewer and Mrs. Varney being the chief speakers.
Fraser Reuben D. 09/04/1886 At Picton, on Thursday, April 1st, Reuben D., son of Mr. G. E. Fraser, merchant, aged 28 years, 4 months and three days.  Much and deeply regretted.
Ham William F. 22/01/1886 In North Fredericksburgh, on Monday January 11th, 1886, William F., only son of Mr. Donald Ham, aged 20 years and 5 months.
Hannah Robert 15/01/1886 In Camden, on Sunday, January 3rd, 1886, Robert Hannah, aged 73 years.
Hearald (1) Denis 26/02/1886 At Read on the 16th inst., Mr. Denis Hearald in the 72nd year of his age.
Herald (2) Denis 26/02/1886 Read. B We regret to be called on this week to announce the death of Mr. Denis Herald one of our oldest and most respectable residents, who died on the 16th inst. after a long and painful illness.  Mr. Herald was a native of Donegal, Ireland, but had lived in Canada for 50 years and was born in 1815 the year of the memorable battle of Waterloo.  Mr. Herald was buried in St. Charles’ Cemetery, and a large number of friends followed his remains to their last resting place.
Horrigan (1) Michael, Jr. 26/03/1886 Read. B On the 15th inst. death claimed as his own Michael Horrigan, Jr., son of Michael Horrigan, of the ninth concession, at the early age of thirty-two years.  Mr. Horrigan had been for some time an invalid and his death though deeply regretted was not unexpected.
Horrigan (2) Michael 26/03/1886 At Naphin on the 15th instant, Michael, son of Mr. Michael Horrigan of the ninth concession, aged 32 years.
Howie Alexander H. M. 15/01/1886 At Fellows’ Corners, on Tuesday, 5th January 1886, Alexander H. M. Howie, third son of Mr. Robert Howie, aged 20 years, 9 months and 26 days.
Huffman (1) Mrs. John 05/03/1886 Hay Bay. B [see “Ward, Mrs. John”, same date.]
Huffman (2) Mary 12/03/1886 In South Fredericksburg, on March 1st., Mary Huffman, aged 80 years and 8 months.
Innes Campbell 19/03/1886 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., after a lingering illness, Mr. Campbell Innes, a native of the township of Beverley, aged 52 years.
Johndrew Mrs. Catherine 07/05/1886 At Deseronto, on the 29th of April, Mrs. Catherine Johndrew, aged 82 years, 7 months and 1 day.
Joyce (1) Mary 02/04/1886 Obituary We are this week called upon to chronicle the death of Miss Mary Joyce, of the township of North Fredericksburgh, who departed this life on the evening of Friday, the 26th of March, at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Lewis Bell, of Hay Bay, having reached the advanced age of 86 years and 15 days.  Deceased, who was widely esteemed, was the eldest daughter of a family of eleven children, eight of whom came with their parents from near Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland, in the year 1842, arriving in Canada on the 16th day of July in that year.  They settled on the 4th concession of North Fredericksburgh, near Hay Bay, and here the deceased lady resided until the time of her death.  She was of late years a great sufferer, having been confined to her bed for over 18 months.  She bore her affliction, however, with true Christian fortitude, until death came and gave her a happy relief from all her sufferings.
Joyce (2) Mary 02/04/1886 At the residence of Mr. Lewis Bell of Hay Bay, on the 26th of March, Miss Mary Joyce of North Fredericksburgh, aged 86 years, and 15 days.
Joyce (3) Mary 09/04/1886 Macdonald. B Death had entered our midst for the first time this winter taking Miss Mary Joyce as its victim.  She was buried on Sunday in Bethany cemetery.
Kimmerly (1) Lavina 12/03/1886 With sadness we report the death of Mrs. Lavina Kimmerly, aged 78 years, at her son’s on the old homestead, on the 4th inst.  She was the widow of the late Peter Kimmerly, who settled in this Township about half a century ago when it was forest.  She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church about forty years; her home was always a welcome resting place for the weary ministers who had to travel on foot to their appointments, when there were no roads through the woods, while she lived on the farm.  Her end was peace.  The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends on the 5th inst. at the Empey Hill Church.  The solemn services were very ably conducted by the Rev. Mr. Ferguson from the 116th psalm and the 15th verse: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.”  After which the body was taken to the vault near Napanee.
Kimmerly (2) Lavina 12/03/1886 At Lonsdale, on March 3rd, Lavina Kimmerly, aged 78 years and 3 months.
Lally (1) Mrs. Catherine 19/03/1886 Read. B Mrs. Lally, who died on the 9th inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Morgan, of Richmond, was buried in St. Charles Cemetery on the 11th.  There was a large attendance at the funeral.  Mrs. Lally was mother of Michael Lally, license inspector for East Hastings.
Lally (2) Catherine 19/03/1886 In Richmond, on March 9th, Catherine Lally, aged 78 years.
Lindsay (1) Catherine A. 16/04/1886 At Deseronto, on the 10th inst., Catherine A., beloved wife of Mr. Archibald Lindsay, aged 26 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Lindsay (2) Catherine A. 16/04/1886 Local Items.  The funeral of Mrs. Archibald Lindsay took place last Sunday forenoon.  Religious services were conducted at St. Mark’s Church, by Rev. Rural Dean Stanton.  The remains were then brought to Shannonville for interment in the cemetery in that village.
Morgan Henry 15/01/1886 In North Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, January 6th, 1886, Henry Morgan, aged 39 years and 9 months.
Naphin (1) Daniel 26/03/1886 Read. B Our mournful duties are not yet ended.  We are called on to chronicle another death in the person of Mr. Daniel Naphin, the eldest son of Mr. Bartley Naphin of the eighth concession, who died at his father’s residence on the 20th inst.  Mr. Naphin lived for many years in Michigan and returned but a few weeks ago in poor health.  It was hoped a change to his native air might have proved beneficial but an allwise Providence ordered otherwise.  It was his happy privilege to be surrounded by his relatives and friends and fortified by the rites of his Church he passed to his reward.  The funeral took place on the 22nd instant, and was a large and representative one.  Rev. Father McCarthy officiated.  The late Mr. Naphin was the eldest brother of Mr. John Naphin, proprietor of the Naphin Hotel, Lonsdale, and his father Mr. Bartley Naphin is one of the oldest and most respected residents of the village of Naphin.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the whole community.
Naphin (2) Daniel 26/03/1886 At Naphin on the 20th inst., Daniel eldest son of Mr. Bartley Naphin of the 8th concession, aged 37 years.
Parks Annjenetta 19/03/1886 In North Fredericksburgh, on March 8th, Annjenetta Parks, aged 21 years, 3 months.
Shea Patrick 12/02/1886 Read.  Mrs. Patrick Shea, son of the late Daniel Shea of the 5th concession, died in Oswego last week.
Skelly David 07/05/1886 Fourth Concession Tyendinaga.  (From Our Own Correspondent).  I am sorry to record the sudden death of one of our young men of the Township of Tyendinaga.  He went to the States when he was sixteen years of age to better his condition in life, and worked in Michigan for four years.  He left that part April 18th, 1885, for Wisconsin, but went to Minneapolis on April 5th of this year.  On Saturday the 24th of April he visited the Union Elevator in company with Peter Le Blanche, a young Frenchman, and returning they were walking along the railway track.  Noticing an approaching freight train they stepped over on another track, when D. Skelly was struck by the Omaha train which was coming from an opposite direction, and was thrown a distance of seventy-five feet.  “We did not look behind us,” said Le Blanche, “and the freight train made so much noise that we never heard the express train until it was right upon us; I can’t see how I got off the track, for Skelly was a much smarter man than I, but he must have got confused.”  The remains were taken to the morgue, where an examination showed a deep scalp wound which caused his death.  Engineer Gallup, who was on the engine, says he noticed the men on another track; suddenly they stepped over on the track in front of his engine, and almost before he could make a movement to stop the train, David Skelly was struck dead.  Deceased has five sisters in Chicago, and as soon as the telegram reached them, they went and brought the dead body to that place for interment.  They and their father and mother and relatives have the sympathy of the public at large in their sad bereavement.
Smith Ann 19/03/1886 In North Fredericksburgh, on March 9th, Ann Smith, aged 85 years, 5 months.
Smith Mrs. Elias P. 07/05/1886 On Monday, 26th April, 1886, Mrs. Elias P. Smith, of Tyendinaga, aged 60 years and 9 months.
Thompson Miss Ellen 19/03/1886 Lonsdale. B [A]nd today, March 16th, we attended the funeral of Miss Ellen Thompson, of the 2nd concession, Tyendinaga, at the Emmons’ church which was by a very large congregation of relatives and friends who had assembled to pay their last respects to departed worth.  She had been a great sufferer for a number of years.  Some months ago it was thought by her friends that she was fast recovering but in a short time she was again taken worse and continued failing until death relieved her of her sufferings.  The funeral services were ably conducted by Rev. Mr. Peake, of Shannonville, from second Corinthians, 5th chapter, 8th verse B “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord;” after which her mortal remains were placed in their last resting place with her father and relatives who had been passed on before.
Tighe (1) Dominick 26/03/1886 Read.B This week we regret to record the death of Mr. Dominick Tighe, son of Mr. Patrick Tighe, of the 6th concession  It is but a short time since Mr. Tighe went to Kingston to consult that well known and eminent physician Dr. Sullivan but returned in no better health.  Mr. Tighe was strong vigorous and robust man but from failing health had become a complete wreck.  Since his return from Kingston he has been gradually sinking and on the 17th inst., St. Patrick’s Day, was called to his eternal rest.  Mr. Tighe leaves a widow and young family, who have the deepest sympathy of the community.
Tighe (2) Dominick 26/03/1886 At Read on the 17th inst., Dominick, son of Mr. Patrick Tighe of the 8th concession, aged 37 years.
Tilley William 15/01/1886 At Napanee, on Sunday January 3rd, 1886, William Tilley, aged 63 years, 4 months and 24 days.
Valleau Mrs. E. 12/03/1886 Sophiasburg. B Mrs. E. Valleau of the High Shore, have all [re: Fisher, Mrs. Joseph; Foster, Mr. W. G.; Cole, Miss Blanche Cole]  been called; some young, some old and some middle-aged.
Vanmeer Susan 19/02/1886 In Sophiasburg, on the 8th inst., Susan, wife of Simon Vanmeer, aged 76 years.
Ward Mrs. John 05/03/1886 Hay Bay. B Death has visited this neighborhood and has taken for its subjects Mrs. John Ward and Mrs. John Huffman.  We all sympathize with the bereaved ones.
Williams (1) Mr. John G. 12/03/1886 Local Items.  Mr. John G. Williams, who returned home from Watertown, N. Y., a few weeks ago, died on Monday evening from an attack of inflammation of the lungs.  Deceased had been in ill health for the past two years.
Williams (2) John G. 12/03/1886 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst., John G., son of Mr. Norman Williams, aged 29 years and 8 months.
Wilson (1) Mary McMaster 22/01/1886 At her late residence near Deseronto, on Wednesday, January 20th, Mary McMaster, relict of the late James Wilson, aged 88 years.
Wilson (2) Mary McMaster 12/02/1886 Obituary     Mary McMaster Wilson, whose death at the ripe age of nearly 89 years was announced in a late issue, came to Canada from the town of Belfast, Ireland, 52 years since with her husband, the late James Wilson, and two infant children and settled on Amherst Island, then known as the Isle of Tante.  After remaining there a short time they rented a farm in the Township of Richmond on which they lived for some years and reared a family of eight children, four sons and four daughters, whom Mrs. Wilson, in obedience to the instruction of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians endeavored to bring up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord.  To this end, although the Wilsons were Presbyterians in Ireland, the children were regularly sent to a Church of England place of worship and Sunday School, there being at that early date no Presbyterian minister between Kingston and Belleville.  In 1848 Mr. and Mrs. Wilson by industry, perseverance and honesty of principle having accumulated a little property purchased the last lot on the broken front of Tyendinaga, originally a portion of the Mohawk Reserve.  This farm from being at the time of its purchase almost wild the Wilsons lived to see, by the blessing of God upon their labors, one of the best improved in the neighborhood.  In 1858, there still being no Presbyterian service in the vicinity, Mrs. Wilson united herself in the rite of confirmation with the Church of England, two of her children becoming full members of the Church at the same time.  She was a frequent communicant and continued her attachment to the church until 1869, when on the visits of the Rev. John Scott, a Presbyterian minister, to Mill Point, now Deseronto, she returned to the faith into which she had received her earliest religious instruction, the faith of her fathers.  She, however, still loved and respected the Church of England for five of her children had received the Sacrament of Baptism from the Church; two had renewed their Baptismal vows in the Apostolic rite of confirmation, two have been regularly visited during their long illness by clergymen of the church and had been comforted in their dying hours by the offices of the visitation of the sick and communion of the sick, and when their souls had departed from their bodies they were committed to their last resting place, the cemetery of Christ Church, Mohawk Reserve, with the solemn and impressive service of the Church of England, “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.”     Mrs. Wilson fell peacefully asleep on Wednesday afternoon, the 20th of January.  Her funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. R. J. Craig, of Deseronto, who had been her faithful spiritual adviser during her long illness.  A large concourse, notwithstanding the unusually severe weather, assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one who had, during her residence in Canada of upwards of half a century been an eminent Christian and a kind and honest neighbor. B Com.
Winters Mrs. Margaret 07/05/1886 Lonsdale. B The cold and icy hand of death has again visited our village and taken from our midst one of our number in the person of Mrs. Margaret Winters, the beloved and affectionate companion of Mr. Robert Winters, the ever indulgent and fond mother of Sandy Winters, of Tamworth, and also of three daughters, young women at home, to mourn her loss and her tender care and advice, which they were always ready to receive with obedience and love.  Deceased was 46 years of age, was born in this place, and married about 28 years ago, and has lived all her life in and near the village.  She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for many years; all who knew her held her in the highest esteem, and her sudden death on Friday last at 3:30 p.m., has cast a gloom over her many friends which cannot soon be forgotten.  Her lonely husband and motherless children in their affliction have the assurance that their loss is her gain, and thought she cannot return to them they can go to her.  After shaking hands with all present, bidding them farewell, and exhorting them all to meet her in Heaven, she breathed her last saying: “I’m going home to Jesus,” and left the world without a tear save for the friends she held to dear.”To heal the sorrows Lord descend,And to the friendless prove a friend.”     The afflicted family have the true sympathy of the writer and their numerous friends.  The funeral services were attended on Sabbath at 10 a.m. by a crowded house to pay their last tribute of respect to a departed friend, and listen to a very able and appropriate discourse, which was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Hawley, from John 3rd chapter and later clause of the 8th verse: “So is everyone that is born of the spirit.”  After which her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Lonsdale cemetery.

1887 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Article Date Information
Bennett Mr. John 14/10/1887 At 6th concession Tyendinaga, on 12th inst., Mr. John Bennett, aged 67 years.
Bowen Mrs. David 30/09/1887 Local Items.  Mrs. David Bowen’s funeral on Friday last was largely attended, as the deceased was an old resident of Deseronto and much respected.
Brown Adelaide M. 04/11/1887 In North Fredericksburg, on Monday, 24th inst., Miss Adelaide M. Brown, aged 53 years and 7 months.
Butler (1) Albert A. 30/09/1887 At Deseronto, on the 23rd inst., Albert Alexander, son of James and Barbara Butler, aged 6 years and 9 months.
Butler (2) Albert 30/09/1887 Local Items.  The body of Albert, the six year old son of Mr. James Butler, was after much searching found in the bay by Mr. Fred Hull last Friday afternoon.  The little fellow had been out in a canoe and it is supposed fell overboard between six and seven o’clock Thursday evening.  He was a great favourite and the sad occurrence evoked general expression of sympathy.
Cooke (1) Alice Louise 30/09/1887 At Deseronto, on the 23rd inst., Alice Louise, daughter of E. H. and Jane Cooke, aged 8 years.
Cooke (2) Alice Louise 30/09/1887 Local Items.  Mr. E. H. Cooke’s little girl who was struck by a passing train on Thursday of last week, died the following morning having never recovered consciousness.  There is general sympathy for the afflicted parents.
Corrigan (1) Thomas 30/12/1887 Read. B We regret to announce the death of Mr. Thomas Corrigan of the 7th concession who died on the 18th inst. after a long and painful illness.  Mr. Corrigan was an old resident and much respected.  His funeral took place on Tuesday, 20th inst., at St. Charles’ Cemetery.
Corrigan (2) Thomas 30/12/1887 At his residence, 7th concession, Tyendinaga, on the 18th inst., Mr. T. Corrigan.
Coulter Myrtle 30/12/1887 Shannonville. B We deeply sympathize with our friends Mr. and Mrs. N. Coulter in the loss of their only child, Myrtle, who died on Christmas.  The funeral service conducted yesterday, Tuesday, was largely attended.
Gill (1) Mary 30/12/1887 Read. B Miss Mary Gill died on the 22nd December at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. John Hunt, 7th concession.
Gill (2) Mary 30/12/1887 At the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. John Hart, 7th concession Tyendinaga, on the 22nd inst., Miss Mary Gill.
Haight Miss George Ann 25/11/1887 Miss George Ann Haight, eldest daughter of Mr. Benjamin Haight, of Lonsdale, after a long and painful sickness borne with great resignation, was released from her suffering on Tuesday, 22nd inst., about 6 o’clock p.m. by death.  The funeral will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Mr Haight has been very sorely afflicted during the past year and great sympathy is felt for him in his severe bereavement.  Just one year ago, 22nd inst., was the date of the first funeral in his family and during the past year he has been bereft of his companion and three daughters, by that lingering but fatal disease consumption [i.e., tuberculosis].
Johnston Annie Gertrude 21/10/1887 At Deseronto, on October 18th, Annie Gertrude, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Johnston.
Keech Mrs. Almeda J. 14/10/1887 At North Fredericksburg, on Wednesday, 5th October inst., Mrs. Almeda J. Keech, aged 51 years 9 months 11 days.
Loft Thomas 30/12/1887 Tyendinaga Reserve. B Thomas Loft one of the best known residents of the Reserve died on Christmas morning of congestion of the lungs, aged about 70 years; his remains were buried at Christ Church Cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon.
MacLaren (1) Percy 02/12/1887 Shannonville. B Oh! stern destroyer, cruel death,   Again we feel thy frown;Thou hast in terror stalked abroad,   And stricken Percy down.Thou hast again in revels wild,   Sat midst earth’s fairest bloom;And from the same, thy fiat hath,   Filled up another tomb.     It is with sorrow that we chronicle the death of our esteemed young friend, Percy McLaren, eldest son of Dr. A. McLaren, of this place, who died on Monday, the 21st at the early age of 20 years, of that fatal disease, consumption [i.e., tuberculosis].  We are glad to know that as he saw death approaching he became resigned to the will of God, and bore his suffering with patience, saying that it was nothing to compare with what his Saviour suffered for him.  The funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church, service being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Rattray, of Kingston, assisted by Rev. W. H. Peake, and Mr. Percival, also of Kingston.  Our sympathies are extended to the bereaved family.
Martin (1) Susanna 30/09/1887 Tyendinaga Reserve.  Susanna Martin, wife of Jesse P. Martin, died on Sunday afternoon after a long and painful illness.  Her remains were followed to Christ Church by a large circle of friends on Tuesday.  She was universally respected.
Martin (2) Susanna 30/09/1887 At Deseronto, on the 25th inst., Susanna, beloved wife of Mr. Jesse P. Martin, aged 66 years.
McLaren (2) John Percival 02/12/1887 At Shannonville, November 23rd, John Percival McLaren, eldest son of Dr. A. McLaren, aged 20 years.  Much and deeply regretted.
Morden Cora 16/12/1887 Melrose. B On Sunday, the 11th inst., Miss Cora Morden, eldest daughter of Mr. Richard Morden, died of that lingering, but fatal disease, consumption [i.e., tuberculosis].  All that human affection and medical skill could accomplish was well done, but of no avail, the hand of death had too firm a grasp.  The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended , the Rev. Mr. Sanderson conducting the funeral services.  The heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended to the family in their sore bereavement.
Moses Mrs. Jacob 14/10/1887 Tyendinaga Reserve.  Mrs. Jacob Moses, Senior, who died on the 29th September, was 87 years of age [and] one of the oldest members of the Band.  Her funeral was largely attended to Christ Church cemetery on Saturday.
Nealon (1) Mrs. Joseph 09/12/1887 Read. B On the 17th November Mrs. Joseph Nealon died after a brief illness at St. Jo, Dakota, where she has been living for some years.  Mr. Nealon had been away for some time in Montana and shortly after his return Mrs. Nealon took ill.  She was a daughter of the late Mr. Lawrence Lally and sister of Mr. Michael Lally and no doubt will be remembered by many in this neigborhood.  She was 51 years of age and leaves two daughters and one son.  She was buried at St. Jo on the 19th November. “Requiscat in pace.”
Nealon (2) Mary 09/12/1887 At St. Jo, Dakota, on the 17th November, Mary, wife of Mr. Joseph Nealon and daughter of the late Mr. Lawrence Lally, of Read, aged 51 years.
Nealon (3) Mrs. J. 16/12/1887 Marysville. B The late Mrs. J. Nealon who died at St. Jo, Dakota, recently, had many warm friends in this place who regret her early demise.
O’Hare (1) Mrs. James 11/11/1887 Mrs. O’Hare, widow of the late James O’Hare died on the 22nd of last month at her mother’s residence on the 8th concession.  Mrs. O’Hare had been for some time in failing health and has left a young family to mourn her loss.  On the 24th inst., her mortal remains were laid to rest in St. Charles Cemetery.
O’Hare (2) Mary 11/11/1887 On the 22nd October, at her mother’s residence, on the 8th concession Tyendinaga, near Roslin, Mary O’Hare, widow of the late James O’Hare.
Oke Alice 09/12/1887 Local Items.  Miss Alice Oke of the Boundary road, died on Thursday, November 30th, after a long illness, at the early age of 17 years.  Her funeral took place last Friday.
Oliver Asa 11/11/1887 At the Gravel Road, Tyendinaga, on the 9th inst., Mr. Asa Oliver, aged 65 years.
Penn (1) Ellen 30/09/1887 Tyendinaga Reserve.  The sad incident which resulted in the death of the little daughter of Samuel Penn has cast a gloom over the Reserve.  A singular fatality has attended the Penn family since the early part of the present year.  One was killed in the gravel pit incident, leaving a widow and five children.  The following day a second died of consumption [i.e., tuberculosis], a child of the pit victim; and now whilst playing with its companions Sam’s only girl was instantly killed by the rolling of a log upon her chest.
Penn (2) Ellen 30/09/1887 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 23rd inst., Ellen, daughter of Samuel Penn, aged 4 years and 3 months.
Reid Clarence 02/12/1887 Bethel. B It is my painful task to have to chronicle the death of Clarence Reid, grandson of our postmaster.  Clarence was a great favourite with the whole neighborhood, in fact of every one who knew him.  He was as bright a little fellow as you could wish to meet and very intelligent for his years.  He was about 12 years of age and will be greatly missed by his friends.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of this neighborhood.  He was only six [sick] about a week but they did not think him dangerously ill until only a couple of days before his death.  I understand the cause of death was inflammation of the stomach.  The funeral services were performed by the Rev. T. C. Ash, on Monday, 28th November.
Sexsmith Mr. James, Sr. 21/10/1887 Local Items.  Mr. James Sexsmith, Sr., who lived on the Slash Road, Tyendinaga Reserve, died on Wednesday night, having burst a blood vessel.

1888 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Article Date Information
Abbot (1) Mary Almena 13/04/1888 Lonsdale. Our village was in great sorrow and surprise on hearing of the sudden death of Mrs. Mary Almena Abbot, the beloved wife of Mr. Asa W. Abbot, Rock St., which solemn event occurred on Friday, the 6th inst., about 9:30 p.m., aged 24 years and 2 mons.  Thus one of our much esteemed friends in the prime of life has passed away.  The funeral services were very ably conducted by the Rev. Mr. Sanderson, of this place, at the Methodist Church here on Sunday, at 10 a.m., taking for his text, 1st Corinthians 15th chapter and 51st verse, “Behold I show you a mystery,” which discourse was listened to by a very large gathering of sorrowing friends and acquaintances with much interest, afterwards the body was conveyed to the cemetery at Napanee.  Mr. Abbot has the sincere sympathy of his numerous friends in his very sore bereavement.
Abbot (2) Mary Almena 13/04/1888 Kingsford. Much regret was expressed at the sudden death last Friday of Mrs. Asa Abbot, Jr., at the early age of 24 years.  She was not quite two years married.  Her husband, whose family are well known and much respected in this neighbourhood, has the sympathy of the whole community.
Abbott (3) Mrs. Asa, Jr. 13/04/1888 At Lonsdale, on the 6th inst., suddenly, Mrs. Asa Abbott, Jr., aged 24 years.
Anderson William Cameron 06/01/1888 On the 14th Dec., 1887, at Baton Rouge Junction, Louisiana, in his 37th year, William Cameron Anderson, station agent, eldest son of Rev. G. A. Anderson, of Mohawk Parsonage, Deseronto.
Anderson Mrs. Alex Sr. 13/01/1888 Marysville. Mrs. Anderson, relict of the late Alex Anderson, Sr., passed peacefully away to her eternal rest on Sunday last.  She had attained the great age of eighty-three years, and was universally respected by all who knew her.  She was the mother of a large family, several of whom survive her.  Mr. Geo. Anderson and Mr. Alex Anderson, sons of the deceased, are respected residents of this place.  Deceased had always been a consistent member of her church and died full of the Christian’s hope.
Anderson Owen 03/08/1888 District Items.  Owen Anderson, who died near Roblin, was born in Addington, and during the war of 1812 belonged to the Glengarry regiment.  He was one of the 200 who defended Fort Erie in 1814.  He fought at Chippewa and Lundy’s Lane.
Antoni Michael James 10/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst., Michael James, infant son of George and Isabel Antoni, aged 4 months.
Aylsworth (1) Job 10/08/1888 Local Items.  Mr. Job Aylsworth, father of the Reeve of Deseronto, died at his residence in Newburgh, on Tuesday in his 89th year.  The deceased, who was universally respected, was born in the township of Ernestown.  He remembered when the only mill in this district was at Kingston, and he saw the first mill built in the woods at what is now the town of Napanee.  He recollected when the mail was carried on horseback from Montreal to Little York by a path through the woods.  In his long life-time he witnessed great changes in this part of Ontario.  The funeral took place on Thursday to the family burying ground at Violet.
Aylsworth (2) Job 10/08/1888 On Tuesday, 7th August, 1888, at his residence, Newburgh, Mr. Job Aylsworth, aged 88 years and 4 months.
Barton Ira 10/02/1888 District Items. Mr. Ira Barton, formerly clerk of the township of Sophiasburg, died at his house in Demorestville on the 6th inst.
Bowen (1) Thomas 07/09/1888 Death of an Old Resident.  Mr. Thomas Bowen, one of the oldest and most respected residents of this district, died on Wednesday morning at the advanced age of 89 years.  He has lived in this vicinity all his life having died within fifty yards of the spot where he was born.  His father was a United Empire Loyalist having been carried as a child from the United States by the grandfather of the deceased.  Messrs. Robert and W. P. Bowen are the only surviving sons of the deceased.  The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the family plot at the Huffman Cemetery.
Bowen (2) Thomas 07/09/1888 At his residence in the township of Richmond, on the 5th inst., Mr. Thomas Bowen, aged 89 years.
Brant Mrs. Joshua 09/03/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve.  The sudden death on Saturday night of Mrs. Joshua Brant has cast a gloom on this community.  She leaves a husband and a large family of young children.  She was buried at All Saints’ Church Cemetery on Mon. afternoon.
Brant Maggie 17/081888 At the Mohawk Reserve, on the 16th inst., Maggie, second daughter of Mr. Isaac B. Brant, aged 20 years and 6 months.
Brant Maggie 24/08/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve.  Maggie Brant, who died on the 16th, was buried on the 18th, a large number followed her remains to Christ Church Cemetery.
Brennan (1) Mrs. 16/03/1888 Mrs. Brennan, of the 5th concession, who has been ill for a long time, died on Friday afternoon.  The deceased lady was well known and universally respected.  She was remarkable for her kindness and benevolence and always at hand to aid in the home [of] sickness and affliction.  She leaves a large family to mourn her loss, and died at the comparatively early age of 51 years.  The family have the deepest sympathy in their sad affliction.  The funeral took place last Sunday and was largely attended at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marysville.
Brennan (2) Mrs. M. 16/03/1888 Marysville.  The funeral of the late Mrs. M. Brennan, of the 5th concession, took place here on Sunday last.
Brennan (3) Mrs. 16/03/1888 At her residence, 5th concession Tyendinaga, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Brennan, sincerely and deservedly regretted, aged 51 years.  Requiescat in pace.
Bull Margaret Raycraft 03/08/1888 At Deseronto, July 29th, 1888, Margaret Raycraft, beloved wife of John Bull, deceased, aged 70 years.
Burdett (2) Tryphena 04/05/1888 At Belleville, on the 1st instant, Tryphena, beloved wife of S. B. Burdett, M. P., aged 45 years, 2 months and 15 days.
Burdette (1) Mrs. S. B. 04/05/1888 Marysville. Much sympathy is felt by the friends of S. B. Burdette, Esq., M. P., in the loss he has sustained by the death of his wife.
Burdette (3) Mrs. Tryphena 04/05/1888 News of the Day. Mrs. Burdette, wife of Mr. S. B. Burdette, M. P. for East Hastings, died on Tuesday morning at her home in Belleville.  The sad news was received in Deseronto with sincere regret by all classes of the community. She was taken ill about noon on Sunday, having been stricken down by an attack of inflammation aggravated by heart trouble.  Mr. Burdette was in Ottawa and did not reach home until some hours after his wife’s death.  Mrs. Burdette was a daughter of the late D. D. Wright of Whitby, both her parents being of U. E. Loyalist descent.  She was a member of the Tabernacle Methodist church and one of the most generous and charitable ladies of Belleville.
Burdette (4) Mrs. 04/05/1888 Local Items. The funeral of the late Mrs. Burdette takes place today at 2 p.m.
Carman (1) Thomas 10/02/1888 District Items. Mr. Thomas Carman, of Northport, one of the leading men of the county of Prince Edward, died on Tues., aged 73 years.
Carman (2) Mr. Thomas 10/02/1888 Green Point. Mr. Thomas Carman, an old and highly respected resident, died on Monday at 6:30 p.m.  Funeral at Mt. Carmel on Thursday.  The remains were placed in the vault at Picton.
Carnahan Minnie O. 20/01/1888 At Deseronto, on the 10th inst., Minnie Orminta, daughter of A. T. and Harriet Carnahan, aged 9 years and 9 mons.
Carr Mr. Conrad 10/08/1888? Demorestville.  Mr. Conrad Carr, of Big Island, who died Sunday, after a short illness, was buried yesterday (Tuesday).  A large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to the dead.
Carroll Sarah Jane 04/05/1888 At Deseronto, on May 1st, Sarah Jane wife of Mr. Thos. Carroll, aged 53 years.
Carter Laura May 24/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 15th inst., Laura May, infant daughter of Arthur and Lizzie Carter, aged 2 months and 10 days.
Ceigler Myrtle 10/02/1888 At Deseronto, February 1st, Myrtle N., only daughter of George and Mary Ceigler, aged 4 months and 20 days.
Cero Mrs. Denis 03/02/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. Mrs. Denis Cero, who was one of our oldest inhabitants, died on the 26th January, aged 95 years.  She had been married twice, the first time to Jacob Brant in 1809, when the two young lovers with their friends, walked through the forest to Kingston to be united in matrimony by the Rev. Dr. John Stewart, one of the pioneer clergyman of the Church of England in Ontario.
Cole infant 13/01/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. Richard Cole, one of the Reserve tenants, buried an interesting little boy three years of age at Christ Church cemetery on the 7th inst.  The funeral was largely attended.
Cole Herman 09/03/1888 Green Point.  Another of the oldest residents passed away last week, Mr. Herman Cole, in his 84th year.
Cowan Miss 06/07/1888 Read. Mr. Patrick Cowan’s oldest daughter died very suddenly after a short illness.  She was only 18 years of age.
Craig Eric Storms 20/07/1888 At the manse, Deseronto, on the 16th inst., Eric Storms, infant son of Rev. R. J. Craig and F. Getrude Craig, aged 16 days.
Cuddeford Emma Matilda 07/09/1888 At Deseronto, on the 3rd inst., Emma Matilda, beloved wife of Mr. Edward Cuddeford, aged 47 years and 3 months.  Deceased was a native of Plymouth, Devonshire, England.
Daly (1) Mrs. 11/05/1888 Read. Mrs. Daly of the 8th concession died on the 2nd inst. aged 73 years and was buried in St. Charles Cemetery on the 4th inst.
Daly (2) Mrs. 11/05/1888 At her residence, 8th concession Tyendinaga, on the 2nd inst., Mrs. Daly, aged 73 years.
Davis Frank 22/06/1888 Read. A most lamentable accident occurred in Shannonville last week whereby a young lad named Frank Davis of Tweed lost his life.  Young Davis was employed by Mr. Patrick McKenny the mail contractor to drive the mail between this and Shannonville.  On the 14th inst. he was driving the mail as usual with a horse and sulky and having turned off the 3rd concession to the Shannonville Road he met a bicycle ridden by Don Lazier a son of Mr. R. Lazier.  At this the horse took fright and ran along the road to Shannonville.  The young lad was thrown out and in falling was caught in one of the wheels and thus dragged until the horse reached the Albion Hotel.  In turning into the yard the unfortunate boy’s head was struck against a post and his brains dashed out.  He was terribly mangled and was taken up a corpse.  The lad had only been employed for a few days and his father was killed a year ago by a dynamite explosion.  Mr. Davidson of the Albion Hotel took charge of the body and at once communicated with the boy’s friends.
Davis (1) Mrs. Philip 04/05/1888 Shannonville. The funeral of Mrs. Philip Davis, who died at her residence 2nd concession Tyendinaga, on Sunday last, took place on Tuesday the 1st.
Dowling John 17/081888 On the 9th inst., at his home in the 4th concession of Tyendinaga, Mr. John Dowling, aged sixty-one years and four days.
Doyle (1) Michael 03/02/1888 Marysville. The remains of the late Michael Doyle of Lonsdale, were interred at the Marysville Roman Catholic Cemetery on Sunday last.  The deceased was long and favorably known in this section.
Doyle (2) Michael 03/02/1888 Lonsdale. On Friday last one of our old and much esteemed neighbours, Mr. Michael Doyle, of the fifth concession of Tyendinaga, died.  The funeral was very largely attended at the Roman Catholic Church, Marysville.  He leaves one daughter to mourn his loss, all the rest of his family having gone before him; with her many friends we extend our sympathy to her in her sore bereavement.
Doyle (3) Michael 03/02/1888 Read. Our old settlers are quickly passing away and one by one they are going over to the silent majority.  Last week we alluded to the serious illness of Mr. Michael Doyle and this week we regret to be called on to announce his death in his 72nd year, which sad event occurred at 8 o’clock last Friday morning.  Last fall Mr. Doyle was kicked by a horse receiving a great shock to his system and from which he never fully recovered.  For time after the accident he apparently got better, but for a brief season.  Several weeks ago not feeling well he went to Kingston to consult Dr. Sullivan the most eminent physician in Central Canada and he held out little hope of recovery.  Shortly after his return from Kingston Mr. Doyle was prostrated on a bed of sickness and gradually grew weaker.  For the past two weeks it was evident that the end was drawing near although everything was done that medical skill and loving hands could do.  On Friday morning last Mr. Doyle died, surrounded by his family and friends, and fortified by the rites of the Catholic Church.  Mr. Doyle was a native of Craigiemanor, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, and came to this country in 1837.  For many years he was engaged in lumbering, and in or about 1848 settled on the 5th concession where he has since lived.  He had a large family all of whom had died before him, with the exception of one daughter who survives him.  He was a man well known throughout the county, a man of sterling integrity and universally respected.  To many who read this brief notice we doubt not that the name of Michael Doyle will awaken many pleasant recollections.  The funeral took place on Sunday morning and notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather was one of the largest seen in Tyendinaga for some time.  All that was mortal of Michael Doyle was laid to rest in St. Mary’s cemetery, Marysville, in the same plot of ground where repose the ashes of his wife, three daughters and five sons.  In her sad bereavement his daughter has the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community.  Requiescat in pace.
Doyle (4) Michael 03/02/1888 At his residence, 5th concession Tyendinaga, on the 27th ult., Mr. Michael Doyle, in his 72nd year.  R.I.P.
Dryden (1) Mrs. Charles, Jr. 06/07/1888 Local Items. [The funeral of] Mrs. Charles Dryden, Jr. took place last Saturday, the services being conducted by Rev. A. Campbell.  The remains were interred in the Deseronto cemetery, this being the first interment in the new cemetery.
Dryden (2) Isabella 06/07/1888 At Deseronto, June 28th, Isabella, beloved wife of Mr. Charles Dryden, Jr., aged 35 years.
Dunlop (1) William 14/09/1888 Drowning Accident.  This harbour was the scene of a sad drowning accident last Sunday morning.  A young man named William Dunlop, son of Mr. John Dunlop, of Picton, was engaged fastening a line from the scow Wood Duck to the dock, when the little boat in which he was standing slipped from under him and he went to the bottom never rising to surface.  The body was recovered in about half an hour.  Some suppose he may have taken a fit or knocked his head when falling and was thus unable to make any effort to save himself.  He had been working in the Terra Cotta Works all summer, and had only shipped as a hand on the vessel the day before.  The remains were conveyed to Picton where they were interred on Monday.  The deceased was about twenty-one years of age and was a native of Ireland from which he came only a few years ago.
Dunlop (2) William 14/09/1888 On the 9th inst., at Deseronto, William Dunlop, son of Mr. John Dunlop, Picton, aged 21 years.
Edwards (1) Mrs. Evan 10/08/1888 Local Items.  Mrs. Evan Edwards, an old resident of Deseronto, died on Monday at the residence of her son, Mr. John Edwards, Centre Street.  She was a native of the county of Cork, Ireland, and came to this country twenty-five years ago, having been for the past twenty-three years a resident of Deseronto.  Her husband, who was a native of Wales, was a naval pensioner but after twenty-one years gave up his pension and again joined the service and was present at the great battle of Algiers.  Her funeral took place on Tuesday to the Napanee cemetery.
Edwards (2) Mrs. Hannah 10/08/1888 At the residence of Mr. John Edwards, Deseronto, August 6, 1888, Hannah, relict of the late Evan Edwards, aged 76 years.
Egan (1) Mrs. (John ?) 24/02/1888 On the 14th inst., suddenly at the residence of her son, Mr. John Egan, 5th concession Tyendinaga, Mrs. Egan, aged 75 years.
Egan (2) Mrs. (John ?) 24/02/1888 Read. Mrs. Egan mother of Mr. Patrick Egan and Mr. John Egan retired to bed on Monday evening 13th inst. in her usual health and was found dead in her bed the next morning.  The deceased lady was a native of County Clare, Ireland, and was well known through this section of the country.  She was 75 years of age and at the time of her death was on a visit with her son John.  The funeral took place on the 16th inst. at St. Charles’ Cemetery.
Elliot /Rath James /William 22/06/1888 District Items.  James Elliot and William Rath, two respected residents of Hungerford, have passed over to the silent majority.
Embury Willie 06/04/1888 Shannonville. On Tuesday last we were called to attend the funeral of Willie Embury, son of Mr. Andrew Embury, who died after an illness of a few weeks in his 19th year; we sympathize deeply with Mr. Embury in his affliction as his wife is seriously ill.
Featherstone Mabel Gertrude 17/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 31st July, Mabel Gertrude, infant daughter of William and Eliza Featherstone, aged 2 months.
Ferguson Ferrington 21/09/1888 At Deseronto, on the 14th inst., Ferrington, only son of Mr. John L. Ferguson, aged 25 years and 9 months.
Finkle Henry 20/07/1888 Newburgh.  Henry Finkle, of Newburgh, died Wednesday morning, aged 67 years.  He was one of the leading men of the village and, besides running a fine carriage works, was owner of the Kingston and Newburgh and Kingston and Napanee stage lines.
Fitzgerald (1) Annie,née Candon 08/06/1888 On the 14th inst., Annie, the beloved wife of Mr. Denis Fitzgerald, of the fourth concession of Tyendinaga, and a daughter of Mr. B. Candon, aged 37 years, leaving a sorrowing husband with four small children, the oldest of which is less than four years, to mourn her loss.
Fitzgerald (2) Mrs. Denis 08/06/1888 Death Notice.  Read. Mrs. Denis Fitzgerald, of the 7th concession Tyendinaga, daughter of Mr. Bartley Candon, died suddenly last Monday evening.  The deceased was well-known here and much respected.  She leaves a family of four young children to mourn her loss.  The funeral took place on Wednesday at St. Charles’ cemetery and was largely attended.  Mr. Fitzgerald has the sympathy of the community in his sad bereavement.
Foster Lucy M. 20/01/1888 At Deseronto, on the 18th inst., Lucy M., beloved wife of W. W. Foster., aged 34 years.
Fullerton Mrs. R. A. 23/03/1888 Shannonville. Mrs. R. A. Fullerton died at the Kingston Hospital a few weeks ago, and was brought to this place for interment beside her husband.
Gaylord Philip 31/08/1888 Fatal Accident.  On the afternoon of Saturday, 25th inst., Philip Gaylord, an employee of the Cedar Mill, was the victim of an unfortunate accident which was followed with fatal results.  He was employed as a teamster and was engaged in hauling cars loaded with refuse from the mill to the yards.  About the middle of the afternoon he left the mill with a loaded car and had almost reached its destination in the yard east of the Chemical works.  It happened, however, that one of the pieces of stuff on the car projected too far from the road and as the car proceeded along the track between two piles of wood, this piece was caught and as the horses moved on it was swung about, throwing Gaylord from the load.  He fell on the rails, and the loaded car passed over him, the wheels mutilating him a dreadful manner.  Mr. Donaldson, the foreman of the yard, witnessed the accident and ran immediately to his assistance.  He was conveyed at once to Dr. Newton’s surgery where it was found that his right arm was nearly cut off, the bones being shattered to the very shoulder, while the right leg was also fearfully mangled.  Dr. Newton immediately amputated the arm at the shoulder joint, and the leg above the knee; he also amputated the great toe of the left foot which had also been crushed.  The young man bore the operation well, but the terrible shock was too great and after midnight he began to sink rapidly and he expired at an early hour on Sunday morning.  The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was numerously attended.  The deceased, who was 21 years of age, was the son of Levi Gaylord, of the township of Arden.  He was a steady young man and had gained the good will and respect of his companions and fellow workmen.  His sudden cutting off is rendered more sad by the fact that he was to have been married in the course of two or three months.  His last words, somewhat indistinctly uttered, expressed a message which he wished to be conveyed to his betrothed.
Geddis James, Sr. 06/04/1888 Shannonville. The funeral of the late Jas. Geddis Sr., who died so suddenly at his home on Thursday morning last, took place on Sabbath and was very largely attended; deceased was 87 years of age and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss; two sons and a daughter who live in Michigan arrived on Saturday last in time for the funeral.
Gendron Ranah F.,née Moss 06/07/1888 In Buffalo, June 27th, 1888, Ranah F. Moss, wife of Thomas Gendron, in the 44th year of her age.
Gracey (1) Edward 02/03/1888 On Tuesday morning, Mr. Edward Gracey, a well known citizen of Deseronto, breathed his last, aged 65 years.  Deceased had been suffering for a long time from cancer in the stomach, which ultimately caused his death.  Mr. Gracey was born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland, and when three years of age came to this country with his parents who settled in Rawdon, Co. Montcalm, Quebec.  He afterwards moved to Iroquois and then in 1858 to the gravel road, Tyendinaga, where he carried on business.  In 1861 he removed to Deseronto and had made his home here ever since.  For some time he conducted a hotel but subsequently went into the grocery business on St. George street and did a large and profitable business.  A few years ago he sold his property on St. George street and had since done business on a less[er] scale in the shop adjoining his residence on Mill street.  The deceased gentleman was an honoured and respected member of the Loyal Orange Association and always consistently and zealously maintained the principles of the Order in which he, at different times, held nearly all the various offices.  In politics he was a staunch Conservative and rendered valuable services in the interests of his party.  In religion he was a member of the Church of England in which he had been brought up from infancy.  He was married twice and had six children all by his first wife.  Of these two sons and a daughter are left to mourn his loss.  During the past five or six months he had been confined to the house by the disease, suffering but little pain, but gradually growing weaker, calmly awaiting his approaching end.  For a few days, however, before his death he suffered intense pain, but retained his mental faculties until the last.  The funeral took place yesterday and was very numerously attended, being under the direction of the Orange Order, members of all the district lodges being in attendance.  Religious Services were conducted by Rev. G. A. Anderson, M. A., Christ Church, and Rural Deal Stanton, the sermon was preached from Hebrews, 4th chapter, 9th verse, a text selected by the deceased.  At the cemetery the burial services of the Orange ritual was [were] read by Bro. R. M. Jack, District Master, who had been personally requested by the deceased to perform this duty and to whom he had given minute directions concerning all the details as to the manner of the funeral services.  The remains were conveyed to Huffman’s cemetery and placed in the vault to be subsequently interred in the cemetery of Christ Church, Tyendinaga.
Gracey (2) Edward 02/03/1888 At Deseronto, Feb. 28th, after a lingering illness, Mr. Edward Gracey, aged 65 years.
Green Gustavus Alexander 24/02/1888 At Tyendinaga, on th 21st inst., Gustavus Alexander, son of Sampson and Catherine Green, aged 14 months.
Green infant daughter 11/05/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. Johnny Green lost an interesting girl nearly two years of age from cold after measles.  She was buried on Tuesday morning at Christ Church Cemetery.
Hagerman Mrs. Joseph 10/08/1888 On Sabbath last the remains of Mrs. Joseph Hagerman, who has been for the last 54 years the widow of Joseph Hagerman, was brought from Kingston and buried by the side of her husband in the old United Empire Loyalist burying ground Adolphustown.  The old Mr. Hagerman, one of the first settlers, and father of the Hagerman family is buried here with two of his sons, Daniel and Joseph.  The Steamer “Maud” was chartered from Kingston, and brought the entire equipage, hearse, horse etc. to the place of interment.
Haight May D. 14/09/1888 Lonsdale.  Our village has again been called to mourn the loss of one of our number in the person of Miss May D., the youngest and last daughter of Mr. Benjamin Haight, who died on Sunday, the 9th inst., aged 14 years, 6 months and 9 days.  The funeral took place on the following Tuesday at 10 a.m., attended by a large gathering of sympathizing friends.  The services were very ably conducted by the Rev. Mr. Sanderson, of this place, who took for his text a part of the 39th verse of the 5th chapter of St. Mark, “The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth,” after which her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Lonsdale cemetery beside loved ones who had passed on a little before.  Mr. Haight is now left with but one son and an aged and helpless father, having lost in less than two years his companion and four daughters by that fatal disease consumption [i.e. tuberculosis].  A short time before her death she called her father and friends to her bedside telling them that she would soon be away with Jesus and soon passed calmly away.  Mr. Haight has the heartfelt sympathy of his numerous acquaintances in his very severe bereavement.
Hays Maurice 20/07/1888 Erinsville.  Maurice Hays a well-to-do farmer at Erinsville, dropped dead in the field on his farm while binding hay, last Monday morning.  He was 55 years of age and heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of his death.
Healy (1) John 03/02/1888 Read. Mr. John Healy, of the 9th concession, who has been ill for some time, died on the 6th ultimo, aged 51 years.  His funeral took place on Saturday at St. Charles’ Cemetery and was largely attended.
Healy (2) John 03/02/1888 At his residence, 9th concession Tyendinaga, on the 26th ult., Mr. John Healy, aged 51 years.  R.I.P.
Hill John Bardy 06/07/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. John Bardy Hill, who had been ailing some time but about whom no immediate danger was apprehended, went out on Saturday afternoon for a walk, on his return was seized with a fit of coughing, and in a few minutes died.  He was buried at All Saints church cemetery on Monday morning last, having been a member of L.O.L. [Loyal Orange Lodge] No. 99, the Lodge conducted a service after the usual burial service of the church.
Hill infant 24/08/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve.  Jeremiah Hill lost his little boy, nearly two years old, on the 21st inst.  Death is busy upon the Reserve this season.
Hinchey Mrs. John & infant child 08/06/1888 Mr. John Hinchey, of Deseronto, has placed a handsome stone in Christ Church cemetery to the memory of his wife and infant.
Howell Mrs. Charles 22/06/1888 At Belleville, on the 14th inst., Mrs. Charles Howell, aged 69 years.
Janes Harold Scott 17/08/1888 At Richmond, August 12th, 1888, Harold Scott, infant son of Mr. Manly Janes, aged 6 months and 23 days.
Jordan (1) Isabella 10/02/1888 On the 3rd inst., Isabella, youngest daughter of Mr. Michael Jordan, 8th concession Richmond.
Jordan (2) Isabella 10/02/1888 Kingsford. Miss Isabella Jordan, youngest daughter of Mr. Michael Jordan, 8th concession Richmond, died on Sunday evening after a long and painful illness.  The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Catholic Church Cemetery, Napanee.  Mr. Jordan still continues in poor health.
Jordan (3) Isabella 10/02/1888 Read. Mr. and Mrs. Hanley were in Napanee on Tuesday attending the funeral of Mrs. Hanley’s sister, the late Miss Isabella Jordan.
Keller Miss 06/04/1888 Personals.  North Fredericksburg. The young girl Keller, of North Fredericksburg, who was kicked by a horse some days back, died last week from the effects of her injuries.
Lennox Mrs. Robert 21/09/1888 [Mrs. Robert Lennox, Napanee, née Laura Weese.  See Weese, A. R.]
Leonard (1) Mathew 13/07/1888 Kingsford. A man named Mathew Leonard an old resident on the 8th concession of Tyendinaga met with a dreadful accident last week which resulted in his death.  It appears that he set fire to a brush heap on his farm and the weather being so dry the fire quickly spread to a neighbor’s fence and it is supposed that endeavoring to put the flames out he was overpowered by the flames and smoke.  When discovered he was lying by the brush heap and his legs and feet were literally cooked to the bone.  He was unconscious when discovered, but after a time recovered and after lingering a few his death put an end to his sufferings.  The deceased was well known and much respected and was 75 years of age.  He was a native of Ireland, but has resided in this country for many years.  The funeral took place on Saturday last at the Catholic Cemetery, Read.
Leonard (2) Matthew 13/07/1888 The Ontario states that AFriday afternoon, an old man named Matthew Leonard residing on the 9th concession of Tyendinaga, went out to fire some stumps.  Some time later a neighbor in passing found the fence burning and began to tear it down.  While so engaged he heard groans and on looking about discovered Mr. Leonard lying on the ground with his clothing burnt nearly off and his legs and the lower part of his body burnt almost to a cinder.  Assistance was at once obtained, but too late, and Leonard shortly after breathed his last.  How the accident occurred will never be known, but is surmised that he fell into a fit, and when his clothing caught fire was unable to help himself and so perished after suffering the most terrible agony.
Mace Jessie & Belle 13/07/1888 On Tuesday 10th inst., at 11 o’clock a.m., Jessie, youngest daughter of Mr. W. D. Mace, Tamworth, was buried, having died from diptheria after two days’ illness; and before one o’clock, Belle, Mr. Mace’s oldest daughter, a fine young woman, died from having taken in mistake a dose of carbolic acid [a.k.a. phenol, an antiseptic and anesthetic].  Medical help was immediately summoned but without avail.  She died in fifteen minutes.  Mrs. Mace and another daughter are also seriously ill.
Maracle infant 24/08/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve.  David C. Maracle’s infant, 4 months old, buried at All Saint’s Cemetery on Monday afternoon, died on Sunday after a few hours’ illness.
Maricle (1) Richard 06/07/1888 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., Mr. Richard Maricle, of Deseronto, aged 75 years.
Maricle (2) Richard 06/07/1888 Local Items. Last Friday Richard Maricle was committed to Belleville gaol on a charge of vagrancy.  Yesterday morning the old man, who was about seventy-five years of age, died in that institution.  A coroner’s jury was summoned who returned a verdict of “died of old age.”  Richard was a well known character in Deseronto, and his familiar figure will be missed on our streets.  During the past eight or ten years he has spent the winters in jail and his summers have been passed as a homeless wanderer dependent on the charity of friends.
Marsh (1) Adelaide O. T. 02/03/1888 At Deseronto, on Sunday, February 26th, Adelaide O. T. Marsh, daughter of Mr. Jacob Marsh, of Deseronto, aged 20 years and 7 months.  Much and deeply regretted.
Marsh (2) Adelaide 02/03/1888 Local Items. On Sunday Miss Adelaide Marsh an estimable young lady who had for the past year been suffering from that fell disease consumption [i.e., tuberculosis], passed away to her eternal rest.  The parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sore bereavement.
Martin William N. 06/07/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. The funeral of William N. Martin who died from the effects of a run-away accident was one of the largest we have seen for some time on the Reserve.  Martin was generally respected as was proved by the immense crowd which followed his remains to All Saints Church cemetery on Friday.
McCauley Daniel 13/01/1888 Marysville. Mr. Daniel McCauley, an old resident of this place, died at Trenton last week.
McCaw Hazel B. 02/03/1888 At Deseronto, Feb. 25th, Hazel B., daughter of James and Mary McCaw, aged 11 months and 8 days.
McCullough William 18/05/1888 Lonsdale. On Thursday afternoon, 10th inst., William, aged three years, three months and three days, only son of Mr. Jas. McCullough, and grandson of Mr. Thos. McCullough, of the 4th concession of Tyendinaga, near Kingsford, fell into a well, the water being close to the top.  On rising he was soon taken out by his frightened mother who was alone at the time and whose cries soon alarmed neighbours and brought them to her assistance.  They used all possible efforts to resuscitate him but life was extinct.  The funeral was largely attended on Saturday at the Presbyterian Church, Lonsdale, by sorrowing friends, about fifty carriages following the remains from the house to the church where a large number were gathered.  The funeral services were performed by the Rev. Sinclair, B.A., of Queens College, Kingston, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Sanderson, pastor of the Methodist Church, Lonsdale.  The body was laid to rest in […?]   The sorely afflicted parents have the sympathy of all who knew them.  Knowing that though he cannot return to them, they can go to him[;] may they be resigned to their loss which is his gain.
McCullough Mr. Charles 20/07/1888 At Napanee, on the 12th inst., Mr. Chas. McCullough, aged 62 years.
McCullough (1) infant 27/01/1888 Marysville. Mr. Alex McCullough lost a fine little girl, seven years of age, by brain fever [i.e., possibly meningitis or typhus] on Saturday last.
McCullough (2) Annie 27/01/1888 At Lonsdale, on the 21st inst., Annie, daughter of Mr. Alexander McCullough, aged 6 years.
McKenty Neil 27/04/1888 Marysville. Mr. Neil McKenty died at Hastings on Sunday last.  Deceased was an operator on the G. T. R. [Grand Trunk Railroad] at Marysville station some years ago, and will be remembered by many of the people here.
McLaurin (1) Mr. John 27/07/1888 Death of Mr. John McLaurin, of Gananoque.     On Tuesday, 24th inst., Mr. John McLaurin, agent of the Rathbun Company, Gananoque, breathed his last.  The sad intelligence though not alltogether unexpected was received here with general expressions of regret.  The deceased gentleman, who was 63 years of age, was the eldest son of the late Rev. John McLaurin, of L’Orignal.  For a long number of years he has been connected with business establishments in the Bay of Quinte district and central Ontario.  For some time he was a manager for Messrs. Cook and Cochrane of the “Yankee” Mills.  For the past 18 years he has been connected with the Rathbun Company in vigorous situations of trust and responsibility.  For some time alltogether with Captain A. Carroll, he was manager of the Old Bogart mill then run by the Company at Belleville.  During the past 9 or 10 years he has been superintendent of the Gananoque agency of the Rathbun Company, a situation which he filled with the greatest satisfaction having worked up the business there to its present large dimensions.  He was greatly respected by all classes of the community on account of his sterling integrity.  The Messrs Rathbun held Mr. McLaurin in the greatest respect and esteem and he always enjoyed the confidence of the Company who found in him a man of rare and conscientious fidelity.  The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church and took an active part in the different departments of church work.  He was married twice, his second wife, by whom he is survived, being the youngest sister of the late Mr. Charles Dryden, of Deseronto.  During the past two years Mr. McLaurin had been in ill health and of late had experienced great sufferings which however, he bore with patient submission.  He was conscious to the very last, and among his last words was a request to his friends to bid Mr. E. W. Rathbun goodbye.  The funeral took place on Wednesday and was largely attended, the internment taking place at Napanee cemetery.  A number of gentlemen from Deseronto were in attendance, among others Messrs. F. S. Rathbun, H. B. Rathbun, W. R. Aylsworth, J. M. Poitras, and other representatives of the Rathbun Company.
McLaurin (2) John 27/07/1888 At Gananoque, on Tuesday, July 24, Mr. John McLaurin, eldest son of the late Rev. John McLaurin, of L’Orignal, aged 63 years and 14 days.
McNeil (1) Daniel 27/04/1888 Kingsford. Mrs. Daniel McNeil of the 4th concession, Richmond, who has been ill for some time died on the 19th inst.  He was 82 years of age and had been a resident of the township for the past 50 years.  He was buried in Napanee on the 21st inst.
McNeil (2) Daniel 27/04/1888 At his residence, 4th Con., Richmond, on the 19th inst., Mr. Daniel McNeil, aged 82 years.
Moyse (1) John 20/07/1888 At Coburg, on the 15th inst., Mr. John Moyse, aged 33 years and 4 months.
Moyse (2) John 20/07/1888 Personal.  Mr. Thos. Moyse was in Coburg this week attending the funeral of his brother who died in that town last Sunday.
Murphy John 13/07/1888 John Murphy, a bright little fellow, eight years of age, son of Mr. Luke Murphy, and who since his mother’s death had been living with his grandfather, Mr. John Marrigan, was drowned on Saturday.  He had ventured out on the boons west of the Big Mill and slipped of the logs into the bay.  Being missed a search was instituted and the body recovered about 7 p.m. the same day.  The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Monday to the cemetery at Napanee.
Murphy (1) Catherine 27/04/1888 At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Normoyle, Napanee, on the 16th inst., Catherine, relict of the late Mr. James Murphy, and sister of the late Mr. M. Doyle, aged 78 years.
Murphy (2) Catherine 27/04/1888 Marysville. Another old resident in the person of Mrs. Catherine Murphy, was placed at rest in the burying ground here last week.  She had been living in Sarnia for about four years and was on a visit to Napanee when she died there.
Murphy (3) Mrs. James (née Doyle) 27/04/1888 Read. Mrs. James Murphy, who has been living for some years in Sarnia, and who has been visiting relations for the past few months, died on the 16th instant, at Napanee, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Normoyle.  She was 78 years of age and was a sister of the late Mr. Michael Doyle.  Her funeral took place on the 19th inst., at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marysville.
Murray (1) Mrs. Patrick 10/02/1888 Lonsdale. On Friday, February 3rd, Mrs. Murray, wife of Patrick Murray, of the fourth concession of Tyendinaga, who has been for several months gradually sinking, passed away to the spirit world.  The funeral was largely attended at the Roman Catholic Church, Marysville, on Sunday last.
Murray (2) Mrs. Patrick 10/02/1888 Read. Mrs. Murray one of the old residents of the 4th concession, died on Monday.  Her funeral took place on Sunday at Marysville cemetery.  She was 74 years of age.
Murray (3) Mrs. Patrick 10/02/1888 At her residence, 4th concession Tyendinaga, on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Murray, aged 74 years.
Naphin (1) Helena 24/08/1888 On the 17th inst., after a short illness, Helena, daughter of the late Mr. Martin Naphin, 9th concession Tyendinaga.
Naphin (2) Helena 24/08/1888 Read. On Friday last, 17th inst., Helena Naphin, daughter of the late Martin Naphin of the 9th concession, died rather suddenly after a few days’ illness.  She was only 14 years of age.  Her funeral took place on Sunday at St. Charles Cemetery and was largely attended.
Osborne (1) Emma Jane 30/03/1888 Kingsford.  Miss Emma Jane Osborne, who died last week, was buried on Sunday.  The funeral took place at Ebenezer Church, 6th concession Tyendinaga.
Osborne (2) Emma Jane 30/03/1888 At Kingsford, on the 23rd inst., Emma Jane, daughter of the late George Osborne.
Palmateer Rebecca 17/02/1888 On February 7th, Rebecca Palmateer, wife of the late Jacob Palmateer, Point Traverse.
Parish Mrs.(née Roberts) 18/05/1888 Shannonville. Mr. A. Roberts was called away to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Parish of Port Perry, who died quite suddenly.
Pennel Lucy 04/05/1888 In Richmond, on April 23rd, Lucy, wife of Alfred Pennell, aged 56 years.
Pullar (1) Elizabeth 02/03/1888 At Saginaw, Mich., on the 1st inst., Elizabeth, wife of James Pullar, aged 35 years.
Puller (2) Elizabeth 02/03/1888 Mr. Thos. Beggs received intelligence yesterday of the death of Mrs. Puller, his daughter.  She leaves six children to mourn their irreparable loss.
Rayburn Florence Margaret 03/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 30th of July, Florence Margaret, infant daughter of Richard and Emma Rayburn, aged 3 months and 19 days.
Ring E. 22/06/1888 District Items.  E. Ring a former resident of Sheffield was buried at Tamworth last week.  While delivering bread from a bakery wagon he fell over the dashboard and was kicked by the horse, receiving fatal injuries.
Roberts (1) A. L. 06/04/1888 Shannonville. It is with regret we chronicle the death of our esteemed friend, A. L. Roberts, Esq., who after an illness of a few days died at 7 o’clock this morning (Wednesday).
Roberts (2) Alexander Louis, Esq. 06/04/1888 At his late residence, Shannonville, on the 4th inst., Alexander Louis Roberts, Esq., aged 75 years.
Roberts (3) A. L., Esq. 06/04/1888 A. L. Roberts, Esq., died at his residence, Shannonville, on Wednesday morning after a few days illness.  The deceased gentleman who was well known in the bay district was a native of England, his father being a major of artillery.  He came to this country when a young man and spent a year or two with the late James Bowen, postmaster, learning how to work a farm.  He then married and settled down on the gravel road on the farm now owned by Mr. John Marten.  For over fifty years he had been a resident of Tyendinaga township.  For many years he was a trustee of the school at Marysville; he was also a justice of the peace, and had been a delegate to the Synod of Ontario ever since the formation of the diocese.  In all church work he showed great liberality.  He contributed $500 to the Ontario College at Picton in connection with the diocese, and to his liberality Trinity Church, Shannonville, was greatly indebted.  Deceased was twice married, and had five children by his first, and three by his second wife.  He had a brother who was British consul in Greece.  The funeral takes place to-day, the sermon being preached at Shannonville by Rev. E. H. M. Baker, and interment taking place at the Mohawk Cemetery.
Roberts (4) A. L. 13/04/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. Our people and Parish lost a good liberal friend in the late A. L. Roberts who was buried in Christ Church Cemetery on the 6th inst., a place he was wont to call his home.  It was with us he first worshipped when he came to Canada a lad.
Robertson David 08/06/1888 Death Notice. David Robertson, while working in Thompson’s paper mills, Camden East, had an arm torn from the socket by some of the machinery.  He died on the following day.  His widow will receive $2,000 from the A.O.U.W. of which he was a member.
Roblin Stephen 06/01/1888 Shannonville. Much excitement is caused here over the discovery that the body of the late Mr. Stephen Roblin, who died quite suddenly, has been stolen from the grave.
Rogers John 17/08/1888 Fatal Accident.     On Saturday forenoon a serious accident followed by fatal results occurred at the Big Mill.  Mr. John Rogers, an old man, whose duties were to collect and remove saw dust on the lower floor of the mill, while passing from one side of the mill to the another approached too closely to the friction pulley of the big gang, and was struck on the side of the head by one of its arms.  He was hurled to the floor where he was found immediately after by Mr. Wm. McKee.  Dr. Newton was telephoned for at once and in a few minutes was on the ground, and pronounced the injuries of a serious character.  He was carried to his boarding house where everything that medical skill and the kindness of friends could suggest was done, with a view to his recovery.  He continued, however, in a comatose condition from the time of the accident, gradually growing weaker, until death released him on Monday evening at 10 o’clock.  Deceased, who was 67 years of age, belonged to Harwood, 13 miles from Coburg, and had worked for the past three months in Deseronto.  His wife arrived here the day after the accident and besides her leaves nine sons and daughters to mourn their loss.  The remains were taken west on the 5 p.m. train on Tuesday for interment in the family plot at Harwood.
Rogers John 17/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., as the result of an accident, Mr. John Rogers, of Harwood, County Northumberland, aged 67 years.
Ryan (1) Michael 17/02/1888 Marysville. An old and much respected pioneer of this township, in the person of Mr. Michael Ryan, passed away at Napanee on Friday last, at the age of eighty-four years.  He came to this place from the county Tipperary, Ireland.  When a young man and although being a well educated man, he followed farming until a few years ago, when with his wife he retired to a quiet home in Napanee.  In early times here he used to teach school and look after his farm at the same time.  His wife aged seventy-nine years passed away about a year ago.  He was the father of a large family of which Mr. M. Ryan now of this place is a member.
Ryan (2) Michael 17/02/1888 At Napanee, on the 10th inst., Mr. Michael Ryan, aged 82 years.
Sexsmith (1) Tobias 13/04/1888 Kingsford.  Mr. Tobias Sexsmith, one of the oldest residents of this neighborhood, died on the 5th inst., aged 85 years.  He was buried on Saturday last in the Union Cemetery.
Sexsmith (2) Tobias 13/04/1888 At Kingsford, on the 5th inst., Tobias Sexsmith, aged 85 years.
Sills Edwin Green 23/03/1888 At Deseronto, on the 20th inst., Edwin Green, infant son of G. P. and Myra Sills, aged 3 months and 20 days.
Sills Edward Wright 17/081888 At Deseronto, on August 14th, Edward Wright, son of G. P. and Myra Sills, aged 8 months and 14 days.
Sills Sarah Eliza 31/08/1888 At Tweed, on the 20th inst., Sarah Eliza, wife of Mr. John Sills, aged 60 years.
Sims (1) Sarah Ann 31/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 29th inst., Sarah Ann, beloved wife of Mr. F. H. Sims, aged 38 years.  Much and deeply regretted.
Sims (2) Sarah Ann 07/09/1888 The Last Tribute.  The funeral of the late Mrs. F. H. Sims took place last Saturday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.  The religious services at the house and grave were conducted by Rev. R. J. Craig, pastor of the church of the redeemer.  The members of the Quinte Lodge, No. 215, A. O. U. W. [Ancient Order of United Workmen], of which Mr. Sims is a member, were present in a body and preceded the casket in the procession to the cemetery.  The Rathbun Company sash and door factory was closed down all afternoon as the men were desirous of attending the funeral, as a mark fo respect for the deceased lady and sympathy for a fellow workman.  The members of the Board of Management of the Presbyterian congregation were also present on the sad occasion.  The remains were interred in the Deseronto cemetery.
Sims (3) Sarah Ann 14/09/1888 Local Items.  At the evening service last Sunday, Rev. R. J. Craig, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, made reference to the life and example of the late Mrs. F. H. Sims, and deduced several useful lessons for the benefit of all.
Smith George 04/05/1888 Tyendinaga Reserve. The body of George Smith, of Northport, was found some days since by Jonas Brant on Chief Loft’s shore.  The old man, 85 years of age, was missed from his home late last autumn, to trace of him until his body was recovered.  He lived on the Reserve near Shannonville many years, and was known to our people as a genial, kind-hearted Englishman.
Smith Mrs. 22/06/1888 District Items.  An old lady, Mrs. Smith, of Northport, had been visiting Toronto and not feeling well started for home by the Grand Trunk, but expired as the train was entering Belleville yard.
Smith Mary Jane 10/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., Mary Jane, wife of Mr. William E. Smith, aged 27 years.  Deceased was a native of County Monaghan, Ireland.
Stafford (1) Mrs. Peter 22/06/1888 At Kingsford, on the 18th inst., Mrs. Peter Stafford, aged 52 years.
Stafford (2) Lodema 22/06/1888 Lonsdale.  Died at her residence near Lonsdale, on Monday, 18th inst., about 9 a.m., Lodema, the beloved wife of Mr. Peter Stafford.  She had been suffering from consumption about three years and bore her long affliction with great resignation.  She leaves a sorrowing husband and family of nine children, five boys and four girls, to mourn her loss.  Lodema was a consistent member of the Methodist Church from her youth, an affectionate companion, a kind and loving mother and held in the highest esteem by all who knew her.  She left the comforting assurance that their loss is her gain, saying to her companion a few days ago that after a life of toil and affliction with the anxiety for the comfort and happiness of a large family she knew that she would soon be at rest with all the redeemed.  The funeral was largely attended and services were very ably conducted by the Rev. Mr. Campbell, of Deseronto, at the Empey Hill church, on Tuesday, 19th inst., at 1 o’clock p.m. and the remains conveyed to the cemetery near Napanee.
Stafford (3) Mrs. Peter 22/06/1888 Lonsdale.  Mrs. Peter Stafford, who has been a sufferer for a long time from consumption died on Monday last.  Mr. Stafford and family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
Stickney (1) R. C. 20/01/1888 Shannonville. Mr. R. C. Stickney, after a lingering illness of 18 months, passed away at his home in Thurlow on the morning of the 16th inst., in the 75th year of his age; he was very much respected by all who knew him; his widow and family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
Stickney (2) Reuben 20/01/1888 Milltown. Monday, the 15th inst., Mr. Reuben Stickney, an old and respected neighbor, passed quietly away to the land of rest.  His end was peace.
Tallon James 14/09/1888 At the Grand Trunk Station, Kingston, on the 7th inst., Mr. James Tallon, aged 55 years.
Tighe / Tiche Patrick 02/03/1888 At the fifth concession of Tyendinaga, on February 26th, Mr. Patrick Tighe, aged 87 years.  Requiescat in Pace.
Trainor Mr. Bernard 25/05/1888 Local Items.  Mr. Bernard Trainor, who lived alone on Thomas street, was found dead yesterday morning.  It seems that he has been ailing for some time, and on Wednesday Chief Gunyou entered his house and found him complaining of being ill.  The following morning Mr. Charles London, his neighbour, hearing no noise about the house, entered, and found the old man dead.  As his body was found in a sitting position in a chair, it is conjectured he must have expired the previous evening.  The deceased was a native of the Co. Down, Ireland, and was for many years a cook in the employ of the Rathbun Co.  Barney was a well-known character, and his cheery face will be missed on our streets.
Wales Mrs. Elizabeth 04/05/1888 In Napanee, on April 22nd, Mrs. Elizabeth Wales, aged 86 years.
Walker (1) Robert 10/02/1888 Local items.  Robert Walker, of Thurlow, whose death is mentioned elsewhere in this issue, was a brother of Mr. Daniel Walker, of this place.
Walker (1) Daniel L. 06/07/1888 Local Items. We record this week the death of Mr. Daniel L. Walker, who died at three o’clock on Wednesday morning after a few hours of illness.  The sad news of his sudden death was heard with general expressions of surprise as he had been about the day before.  Heart disease was the cause of his sudden removal.  The deceased gentleman was a native of Kingston and came to Deseronto many years ago.  Few of our citizens have been more deservedly respected by all classes and creeds.  He lived a blameless and useful life.  For many years he was a class leader and local preacher in the Methodist Church, and in these positions proved himself extremely useful.  He leaves a widow and large family to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father, while the whole community regret the departure of a sincere Christian and worthy neighbor.  The funeral takes place today at 2 p.m., to the Huffman Cemetery, Napanee, religious services being held first at the White Church by Rev. A. Campbell, pastor of the Methodist Church.
Walker (2) Robert 10/02/1888 The Ontario states that “Robert Walker, aged sixty, of the fourth concession of Thurlow, met with an accident after dark on Tuesday night which resulted in his death in a few minutes.  Deceased was in Belleville the day before on business and returned home about six o’clock in the evening.  After tea he started for the barn to look after his stock and his long absence prompted members of the family to go and see if anything had happened.  The body was found near the stable lifeless.  Dr. Wilson was sent for, but the unfortunate man was beyond the power of human aid.  The Doctor found an abrasion on the left temple which indicated that deceased had stumbled and struck his head against some hard substance causing death.  The late Mr. Walker, was a well-known farmer in the township, and was highly respected by all who knew him.”
Walker (2) Daniel L. 06/07/1888 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., Mr. Daniel L. Walker, aged 68 years.
Walker (3) Daniel L. 13/07/1888 The funeral of the late Daniel L. Walker took place last Friday afternoon and was one of the largest seen in this district for some time.  Religious services were conducted and a very appropriate sermon preached by the Rev. A. Campbell, pastor of the Methodist Church.
Wallace James 27/07/1888 District Items.  James Wallace, of Huntington, while loading grain for Mr. John Irvine, 2nd concession of Sidney, fell from the waggon and was killed.
Way (1) Mrs. Wm. 23/03/1888 Sophiasburg. Mrs. Wm. Way, of Bethel, was buried on Sabbath last in the 78th year of her age.  She had been a great sufferer for many years from inflammatory rheumatism, and the messenger came to her at last with a welcome release.
Way (2) Mrs. Wm. 23/03/1888 Bethel. A great many people of this vicinity turned out on Sunday morning to the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Way.  The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole neighbourhood in their bereavement.
Weese (1) A. R. 21/09/1888 Obituary.  There were expressions of surprise and regret on every side last Friday when intelligence reached Deseronto that Mr. A. R. Weese, dentist, had died that morning at the home of his father, Mr. William Weese, near Shannonville.  That one so young and apparently so strong should be suddenly cut off after a few weeks illness was considered lamentable.  Mr. Weese, who was only 21 years of age, after a creditable course in the dental college, commenced the practice of his profession in Deseronto and by his skill and courtesy had obtained a very large patronage.  He caught cold a few weeks ago and was confined to his bed.  It was considered advisable to send him to his home near Shannonville.  The disease subsequently developed into typhoid fever and the patient sank rapidly and expired last Friday morning.  The sorrow of the afflicted family was intensified by the death on the following day of a sister of the deceased, viz., Laura, wife of Mr. Robert Lennox, Napanee.  The remains of both were interred on Sunday in the cemetery at Shannonville.  The funeral, notwithstanding the great rainstorm, was attended by a large concourse of people from the surrounding country,  E. N. Baker of Napanee, and Rev. J. G. Lewis, of Shannonville.  As Mr. Weese was a member of Quinte Lodge, No. 1, Canadian Order of Foresters, Deseronto, the members of the Lodge drove out and attended the funeral, Mr. W. J. Malley, Chief Ranger, reading the beautiful burial service of the ritual on the sad occasion.  The afflicted family have the sympathy of the whole community in their double bereavement.
Weese (2) Ashley R.,L. D. S. 21/09/1888 At Shannonville, on the 14th inst., Ashley R. Weese, L. D. S. [Licentiate in Dental Surgery], aged 21 years, 5 months and 27 days.
Werden Mrs. Albert 18/05/1888 Bethel. It is our painful duty to chronicle the death of Mrs. Albert Werden, in the 77th year of her age.  Another old landmark gone.  Mr. Austin Werden, of Toronto, has been home attending the funeral of his mother.
Wheeler Richard 10/02/1888 District Items. Richard Wheeler, aged 68 years, dropped dead on the market square, Napanee, on Saturday afternoon.  Heart disease is the supposed cause.
Whiffen (1) William R. 14/09/1888 Local Items.   Mr. William R. Whiffen, one of the employees on Bay View Ranche, died quite suddenly of inflammation last Friday evening, having been seriously ill only one day.  Deceased was a native of Stanstad [Stansted?], Essex, England, and was an intelligent and honest young man, who had gained the respect of his employer in a high degree.
Whiffen (2) William R. 14/09/1888 At Bay View Ranch, Deseronto, on the 7th inst., William Whiffen, aged 27 years.
Williams (1) John 04/05/1888 Marysville. Another old resident of this township in the person of John Williams, aged 96 years, was placed at rest here on Sunday last.
Williams (2) John 04/05/1888 At his residence, 5th concession Tyendinaga, on the 27th April, Mr. John Williams, aged 86 years.
Wilson Mr. 06/04/1888 Shannonville. Mrs. J. Graham left yesterday to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Wilson, of Camden [East?].
Wilson Mary Evelyn 10/08/1888 At Deseronto, on the 3rd inst., Mary Evelyn, infant daughter of Edward and Ella Wilson, aged 7 months.
Winters Martha 04/05/1888 In Richmond, on April 25th, Martha, wife of Abraham Winters, aged 50 years.
Wormworth Mathew J. 03/02/1888 Local Items. On Saturday morning, January 28th at Arden, Mathew J. Wormworth, late of Tamworth, who has for several weeks resided with his son Nathaniel, drank the contents of a bottle containing corrosive sublimate [i.e., mercuric chloride: insecticide, photographic fixative, etc.].  Medical assistance was secured and everything done to counteract the poison, but through the large quantity swallowed it was impossible to save his life.  He died on Sunday night at half-past ten o’clock, 36 hours after the poisoning.  Family trouble seems to have been the sole cause of the rash act.  He had serious trouble with his family in Tamworth, which was settled a week ago by his paying $1,100 to his wife for her support.  The loss of this money, it is said, so preyed upon his mind that he committed suicide.
York (1) James 30/03/1888 Kingsford.  Mr. James York died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John Roach, 5th concession Tyendinaga, on Sunday last.  He had been an invalid for a long time and had been very low for several weeks.  Mr. York was a native of Ireland and had been a resident of the township of Richmond for over fifty years.  He was 81 years old.  The funeral took place on Thursday at St. Charles’ Church, Read, and was largely attended.
York (2) James 30/03/1888 Lonsdale.  On Sunday, 26th inst., Mr. James York, formerly of Richmond, died at his son-in-law’s, Mr. John Roach, near this place.
York (3) James 30/03/1888 Read.  The funeral of the late Mr. York, of Richmond, took place at St. Charles’ cemetery on Tuesday.
York (4) James 30/03/1888 At the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John Roach, 5th concession Tyendinaga, on the 25th inst., Mr. James York, of the 7th concession Richmond, aged 81 years.

1889 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Article Date Information
Armstrong John 04/10/1889 At Melita, Manitoba, on September 15th, John Armstrong, formerly of North Fredericksburgh, aged 40 years.
Beatty (1) William 22/11/1889 Lonsdale.  A fatal accident occurred to one of the old residents of the third concession on the 15th.  As Mr. William Beatty was returning home from Chisholm’s Mills with a small grist he fell off his buckboard buggy and broke his neck.  His funeral was largely attended at Shannonville on the following Sunday, there being 110 vehicles in the procession.
Beatty (2) William 22/11/1889 Fatal Accident.  William Beatty, of the third concession of Tyendinaga fell from a load of flour while returning home last Friday from Chisholm’s Mills breaking his neck.  He was a man of nearly seventy years of age and leaves a family of five sons and four daughters.  It appears that he had lots [lost] a couple of bags of grist on the way and was turning around to go back on the road to look for them when he fell from his seat.  He was discovered a few minutes afterwards stone dead.  Death must have been instantaneous.  He was in easy circumstances and had been a hard working industrious man.  The funeral took place on Saturday.  The deceased was the father of S. G. Beatty of Toronto. –Ontario.
Brennan Mrs. Francis 22/11/1889 Kingsford.  The remains of the late Mrs. Francis Brennan were removed from the Napanee vault on Wednesday for interment in St. Mary’s cemetery, Marysville.
Brennan (1) Margaret Winfred, née McHenry 18/10/1889 At Empey Hill, on the 15th instant, after a long illness, Margaret Winfred, wife of Mr. Francis Brennan and fourth daughter of the late Mr. Daniel McHenry, aged 32 years and 11 months.
Brennan (2) Margaret W. 25/10/1889 At Empey Hill, on the 15th instant, Margaret W., wife of Mr. Frank Brennan, aged 31 years and 11 months.
Callaghan (1) Michael 04/10/1889 Michael, son of Nicholas Callaghan, died at Cam[p]bellford on Wednesday and was buried here today, Friday.  Mr. Callaghan has the sympathy of all his old friends here in his bereavement.
Callaghan (2) Michael 04/10/1889 At Campbellford, on Wednesday, 2nd instant, Michael, son of Nicholas Callaghan.
Campbell John 27/12/1889 At Carmen, Manitoba, on the 6th instant, John, son of Charles Campbell, formerly of Kingsford.
Carscallen Luke H. 18/10/1889 At his residence 3rd concession Thurlow, on the 26th September, Luke H. Carscallen, aged 71 years 6 months.
Cole Elizabeth A. 27/12/1889 At Shannonville, Hastings County, on the 20th of December, in great peace, after a lingering illness borne with Christian fortitude, Elizabeth A., beloved wife of Mr. Truman Cole, aged 47 years, 1 month, and 27 days.
Dooley Ann 25/10/1889 At Portsmouth, on the 22nd instant, Ann, wife of William Dooley, aged 45 years.
Duncan Robert 20/12/1889 At Roslin, on the 7th instant, Mr. Robert Duncan, aged 82 years and 9 months.
Gammon Lewis R. 04/10/1889 At Deseronto, on the 1st instant, Lewis R., son of Mr. James Gammon, aged 2 years and 6 months.
Gough Mary Helena 22/11/1889 Lonsdale.  Mary Helena, daughter of Mr. Richard Gough, of this village, who had been suffering from consumption [i.e., tuberculosis] for a long time died on Monday, 18th instant, aged 16 years, 1 month and 10 days.  The funeral was attended at Marysville Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday the 20th.  The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the writer and their many friends.
Gould Rufus 04/10/1889 At the residence of his father Peter Gould, Napanee, of Rochester, N. Y., and brother of William Gould of Tyendinaga.
Hayes Harry 15/11/1889 At Deseronto, on the 13 instant, Harry, infant son of John W. Hayes, aged 2 years and 12 days.
Hinch Edward 20/12/1889 Trafford.  Mr. Edward Hinch, an old and respected resident formerly of Centreville but late of Yarker, was visiting his nephew Joseph Hinch and died while there, and last Thursday his remains were followed by a large concourse of people to the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Centreville.
Johnson Elizabeth Ann 25/10/1889 In Sidney, on the 19th instant, Eizabeth Ann, wife of William Johnson, aged 64 years, 5 months and 20 days.
Lowry Martha 04/10/1889 Napanee.  At Napanee, September 23rd, Martha Lowry, aged 27 years and 6 months.
Maracle Mrs. Abraham H. 13/12/1889 Tyendinaga Reserve.  The funeral of Mrs. Abraham H. Maracle took place at All Saints Church on Thursday at 2 p.m.
McAuley (1) Mrs. Patrick 29/11/1889 Kingsford.  Mrs. Patrick McAuley, of the 7th concession of Richmond, died very suddenly on Wednesday 27th instant.  She was an old and respected resident of this section and had been subject to asthma for many years.  She was 73 years of age.  The funeral took place on Friday to Napanee and was largely attended.
McAuley (2) Mrs. Patrick 06/12/1889 At her residence near Forest Mills, Mrs. Patrick McAuley, aged 73 years.
McDermot (1) infant 04/10/1889 Lonsdale.  We hear of a sad accident which occurred on Sunday last north of here by the running away of Mr. M. Hart’s team, upsetting the carriage and seriously injuring Mrs. McDermot and her child who could not be taken home and were left at Mr. Hart’s.  The child died on the following Wednesday; it is thought Mrs. McDermot will recover.
McDermott (2) infant 04/10/1889 On the 2nd instant, the infant son of Lawrence McDermott, of the 7th concession of Tyendinaga, aged 4 months.
McDonald Maria 18/10/1889 At the residence of her uncle, Mr. John McGinn, 8th concession of Tyendinaga, Miss Maria McDonald, formerly of Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, aged 35 years.
McQuade infant 01/11/1889 Bethel.  George McQuade lost a three-year-old, with chronic croup; this is the second child in a few weeks.
Morris (1) Mrs. 20/12/1889 Kingsford.  Mrs. Morris, an old resident of Richmond, died on the 9th instant at the residence of her son in Newburg.  She was buried at Napanee on the 11th instant.
Morris (2) Mrs. 20/12/1889 On the 9th instant at the residence of her son near Newburg, Mrs. Morris, aged 75 years.
Newton Alice Emma 15/11/1889 At Deseronto, on the 11th instant, Alice Emma, wife of John Newton, M.D., aged 22 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Robb George 01/11/1889 The body of George Robb, the deck hand drowned from the steamer Hero last week, was found in Kingston harbour on Saturday.  It was interred in the Cataraqui cemetery.
Russel (2) Agnes 22/11/1889 Lonsdale.  Agnes Russel, daughter of Nelson Russel of Richmond, died November 15th of consumption [i.e., tuberculosis] aged 20 years.
Russel (3) Miss Agnes 22/11/1889 At Kingsford, on the 14th instant, Miss Agnes Russel, after a long and painful illness.
Russell (1) Miss Agnes 22/11/1889 Kingsford.  Miss Agnes Russell, after a long and painful illness died on the 14th instant.  She was buried on Saturday last.
Ryan Michael 22/11/1889 Lonsdale.  Michael Ryan, of the 7th concession of Tyendinaga, died November 14th, aged 65 years and 10 months.  The funeral was to the back Roman Catholic Church. [St. Charles at Read?]
Sawyer William 13/12/1889 Death of a Well Known Artist. – Mr. William Sawyer, of Kingston, the oldest artist in Ontario, died on Monday evening from apoplexy [i.e., probably stroke].  He was 64 years of age.  He was born in Montreal, his parents being English.  He first studied law, but his ambition was to become a painter, and rapidly he went to the front.  He studied in Montreal, New York, and Europe.  The Art Gallery in Kingston’s City Hall, containing portraits of ex-mayors, Sir John McDonald and other dignitaries, were nearly all from his brush.  In the parliament buildings, Ottawa, and in fact in all the leading Canadian cities his paintings are found.
Solmes Mr. Reuben C. 25/10/1889 At Belleville, on the 16th instant, Mr. Reuben C. Solmes, aged 74 years.
Stanhope Robert 25/10/1889 At Deseronto, on the 21st instant, Mr. Robert Stanhope, aged 66 years.
Stanhope (1) Mrs. George,Née Nancy Taylor 13/12/1889 Few events have called forth more expressions of genuine and practical sympathy than the sudden death of Mrs. George Stanhope.  About one o’clock on Sunday morning she complained of being ill.  Dr. Newton was summoned and found that she was suffering from an attack of inflammation of the bowels.  Despite all that the best medical skill could do she grew worse all through the day and breathed her last about half past six o’clock on the evening of the same day.  The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Taylor, was born at Shannonville, and was forty-two years of age.  She leaves a husband and seven children, the youngest an infant of eighteen months, to mourn their irreparable loss.  Mrs. Stanhope was a hard-working kindhearted woman and a good neighbour.  The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was very numerously attended.  The members of Albert L. O. L. No. 1375, and Victoria Lodge, No. O, P. A. P. B., of which Mr. Stanhope is a member attended in a body wearing suitable emblems of mourning and marching at the head of the large procession.  Funeral services were held in St. Mark’s Church, Rural Dean Stanton and Rev. H. B. Patton officiating.  Rev. H. B. Patton preached the sermon in which he referred to the sorrow felt by the congregation at the loss sustained by the faithful custodian of the church.  After service the procession was reformed and the remains conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Stanhope (2) Mrs. George 13/12/1889 At Deseronto, on the 8th instant, after a short illness, Nancy, beloved wife of Mr. George Stanhope, aged 42 years.
Sweeting H. 01/11/1889 Brakeman H. Sweeting, of the N. T. & Q. Railway received fatal injuries at Marlbank station at 6:20 p.m., on Wednesday.  He was uncoupling the cars on a moving train and had just drawn the coupling pin and was coming out from between the cars when he slipped and fell on the rail when the brake beam crushed him inflicting internal injuries from which he died at 11:30 p.m.  He was 26 years of age, unmarried, and came to this country from England about 5 years ago.  He had no friends in this country, but there is a brother in the United States.
Tompkins John 08/11/1889 At Deseronto, on the 6th instant, Mr. John Tompkins, aged 66 years and 7 months.
Topliff Russel 25/10/1889 Killed at Napanee.  The Whig states that last Saturday night a young man named Russel Topliff, belonging to Collinsby, attempted to board a freight train at Napanee and was thrown under the wheels of the car.  Both legs were broken and severed from the body.  He was killed and thrown into the cattle guard.  He was about twenty-two years of age.  His remains were taken to an undertaker’s establishment coffined and removed to his late home today.  Topliff it seems, missed the train at the station and going to centre street crossing tried to jump on but the train was going faster than he thought and he was dragged under the wheels.  One leg was severed at the thigh and the other lower down.  The young man was a schoolteacher at Collinsby.  He attended the high school at Sydenham, and was considered a bright student.  He lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Graham, of Elginburgh. [The Tribune]
Vanalstine Hiram 04/10/1889 North Fredericksburgh.  At North Fredericksburgh September 20th, Hiram Vanalstine, aged 14 years and 4 months.
Walsh infant 04/10/1889 On the 1st instant, the infant son of Mr. David Walsh, of the 2nd concession Tyendinaga, aged 2 months.
Walsh John 22/11/1889 Lonsdale.  John Walsh of the 5th concession, died November 17th, aged 88 years.
Williams (1) James 04/10/1889 Kingsford.  The community were startled by the announcement of the sudden death of Mr. James Williams of the 5th concession Tyendinaga, on Sunday morning last.  It appears the old gentleman had been working about his place on that morning before breakfast and coming into the house enquired if breakfast was ready when he suddenly fell over and expired.  He was one of the oldest and most respected residents in Tyendinaga and was well known through this section.  He was a hale and hearty old man and was in his 79th year.
Williams (2) James 04/10/1889 Marysville.  An old resident of Tyendinaga township named James Williams, aged 76 years, died suddenly on Sunday morning and was buried here on Tuesday.
Williams (3) James 04/10/1889 Lonsdale.  On Sunday morning one of the old residents, Mr. James Williams, of the 5th concession of Tyendinaga, was very suddenly taken from among us by the hand of death.  He was in Lonsdale on Saturday on business in good health and on Sunday morning got up as usual and attended to his cows, etc., then returned to the house, sat down to breakfast, straightened back in his chair and expired without a word or a struggle.
Williams (4) James 04/10/1889 At Lonsdale, on the 29th instant [ult.], Mr. James Williams, suddenly, in his 79th year.
Windover Sarah, née McKettrick 04/10/1889 On September 8th, Sarah, wife of John V. Windover, of Kearny County, Nebraska, U. S., and daughter of James and Elizabeth McKettrick, formerly of Forest Mills, Richmond, Ontario, aged 34 years and 6 months.
Wright Clarissa Fairbanks 25/10/1889 At Collinsby, on the 12th instant, Clarissa Fairbanks, wife of Daniel Wright, Sr., aged 49 years and 10 months.

1890 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Article Date Information
Alexander Euphamia 11/4/1890 At Deseronto, on the 3rd inst.,wife of  Mr David Alexander, aged 72 yrs.& 3 mos.
Alysworth Lyle 24/1/1890 At Grand View Farm, Richmond, on the 28th inst., son of Herchmer & Millie May Alysworth. Aged 4 mos. & 17 days
Anderson Samuel 18/4/1890 After a long illness, on the 3rd inst., aged 68 yrs. From the 7th concession, Tyendinaga
Barrington Elmira 29/8/1890 At Deseronto, on the 22nd inst., Mrs. Barrington, aged 49 yrs.
Battese Leo 11/4/1890 At Deseronto, on the 30th of  March, son of Abram Battese,aged 10 mos. & 20 days.
Baylee Arthur W. 21/2 1890 At the parsonage in Selby, on the 11th inst., infant son of Rev. C. Odell Baylee, Incumbant
Blake Hanora 14/3/1890 At Deseronto, on Mar.7th, wife of Mr. Robert Blake, aged 48yrs.& 6 months.
Booth 12/9/1890 At Deseronto, Sept. 3rd, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Booth.
Bruton Nellie Blanche 17/1/1890 At Deseronto, on the13th inst., daughter of  Mr. Wm. H. Bruton, aged 19 yrs.
Burns Thomas 17/ 1/1890 At Deseronto, on the11th inst., son of Mr. James Burns aged 6 yrs.
Campbell John 03/1/1890 At Carmen, Manitoba, on the 6th inst, son off Charles Campbell, formerly of Kingsford
Carman Catherine 5/9/1890 At Green Point, Prince Edward County, on Sat., Aug 30th, Mrs. Carman, relict  of the late Samuel Carman, aged 81 yrs.
Cline Mary 14/2/1890 At Kingsford, on Jan. 20th, Miss Cline, 68 yrs.
Cole Elizabeth, A 3/1/1890 At Shannonville, on Dec. 20th, 1889 Hastings County in great peace, after a lingering illness born with Christian fortitude, beloved wife of Mr. Truman Cole, aged 47 yrs.,1 month,27 days.
Cowan Thomas 13/6/1890 Suddenly at Read, on the 6th inst., Mr Cowan, aged 37 yrs.
Cuthbert Alexander 17/1/1890 In Trenton, on Tuesday morning Jan.14th, Captain Alexander, aged 49 yrs. 3 mos. & 16 days.
David Victoria 29/8/1890 At Deseronto, on the 25th inst., Miss David, aged 20 yrs.
Deroche Edward H. 8/8/1890 At Napanee, on the 5th inst. Mr. Deroche, 42 yrs.
Dryden Thomas 5/9/1890 At Trenton, on Mon.  Sept 1st. Mr. Dryden of Deseronto, aged 68 yrs.
Ferguson Margaret Catherine Allison 28/3/1890 At Oswego, N.Y., on the 18th inst.,wife of Mr.Wm. Ferguson, aged 39 & 9 mos.
Gartland Eliza 14/2/1890 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. John Gartland, aged 39 yrs.
Graham Harold David 24/1/1890 At Deseronto, on the 21st inst., only son of Wm. B., & Isabella. Aged 3 mos. & 6 days
Grant William 10/1/1890 At Belleville on the 4th inst., 38 years.
Greene Samuel Thomas 21/2/1890 At Belleville, on the 17th inst., Professor Greene of the Institute for the Deaf & Dumb. Aged 46 yrs. 8 mos. & 6 days.
Hall Elizabeth 16/5/1890 In Thurlow, beloved wife of Samuel Hall, on May 12th, aged 61 yrs.
Hewitt Mrs. James 18/7/1890 At her residence near Empey Hill, on the 11th inst., Mrs. James Hewitt, aged 39 yrs.
Hipkiss Thomas 24/1/1890 At Deseronto, on the 19th inst., aged 55 yrs.
Hobson Clara 25/4/1890 At Deseronto, 0n the23rd inst., daughter of Mrs. George Hobson, aged 18 yrs.
Hoople Gordon 24/1/1890 At Frankford, on the29th inst., eldest son of Mr. John Hoople. Aged 26 yrs., 1 mos. &18 days
Hudson Ethel 28/2/1890 At Deseronto, on the 26th inst., daughter of Irvine & Martha Hudson, aged 11 mos. & 9 days.
Jordon James 20/6/1890 At Read, on the14th inst., Mr. Jordon, aged 75 yrs.
Lake B. 1/8/1890 At Shannonville, Mr. B. Lake, on the 24th of   July, aged32 yrs.
Lanfear 2//5/1890 At Newburgh, on the 20th inst., Mr. Lanfear, aged 70 yrs.
Laughlin Ellie 1/8/1890 At Kingsford on the 24 inst., only daughter of Mr. George Laughlin in her 24 year. Sincerely and deservedly   regretted.
Leggett Mary O. 5/9/1890 At Deseronto, on Aug 30th, infant daughter  of Mr. John Leggett, aged 6 mos.
Maracle Sarah 24/1/1890 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the29th inst., wife of Mr. George Maracle. Aged 59 yrs.
Marlin 11/4/1890 At Roblin,on the25th of March, Mrs. William Marlin
McCreight William 29/8/1890 At Deseronto on the 23rd inst., aged 25 yrs. & 7 mos.
McGee Roderick 14/2/1890 At Read, on the 3rd inst.,  aged 78 yrs.
Meager 14/2/1890 At Read, on the 8th inst.,  Mrs. James Meager, aged 75 yrs.
Mott Frederick 18/4/1890 At Bath, Mr. De Los Mott, on the 10th inst.,aged 26 yrs. 8 mos. & 13 days.
Murphy Mary 15/8/1890 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., Miss Murphy, aged 30 yrs.
Murphy 22/8/1890 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., daughter of Mr. Stephen Murphy, 5th concession Tyendinaga. Aged 30 yrs.
Ney William 1/8/1890 At the residence of Mr. Wm. Mitchell, Deseronto, on the 29th of July. Mr. Ney formerly of Mooers, N.Y., aged 72 yrs.
Nicholson Lizzie N. 7/3/1890 At Amherst Island,  on the 3rd inst., wife of C.H. Nicholson
Nicholson Nancy 5/9/1890 At Trenton, Sept. 1st., wife of Mr. Samuel Nicholson, aged 62 yrs.
Powers William 07/2/1890 At Canifton on Saturday, on the 1st inst., Captain Powers,68 yrs.
Rathbun Baby 24/1/1890 At 69 Bloor St East, Toronto, on Monday, Jan.20th,  infant daughter of W.C.B. & Jean. Aged 6 mos. & 27 days.
Rayburn Thomas 2/5/1890 At his late residence, Tyendinaga  on the 24th of April aged 81 yrs.
Rayyburn William 12/9/1890 At Bayshore, Tyendinaga on the 8th inst., Mr. Rayburn aged 47 yrs.
Ryan John 14/2/1890 Mr. Ryan, on Jan.29th, 7th concession of Tyendinaga, aged 82 yrs.
Ryan 14/2/1890 Mrs. John Ryan, on Jan. 29th,7th concession of Tyendinaga, aged74 yrs.
Sargent Jane Eliza 18/4/1890 At the residence of her son-in-law, Rev.John Halahan, Precenter of the cathedral Rectory Berehaven, County Cork, on the 24th inst.,widow of the late Richard Strong Sargent,M.D. Dublin Ireland, aged 80 yrs. ( Manitoba papers please copy)
Sexsmith Annie Mabel 25/7/1890 At Deseronto, on the 19 inst., daughter of Mrs. James Sexsmith, aged 14 yrs.& 6 days.
Sexsmith William Henry 8/8/1890 On the Mohawk Reserve, on the 7th inst., son of the late James Sexsmith, aged 26 yrs.& 4 mos. Funeral will take place on Sat. morning at 9:30.
Sills George B. 20/6/1890 At Napanee, on the 9th inst., Mr. Sills, aged 73 yrs.
Smith Emma Lister 28/2/1890 At Bath, on the25th inst., wife of R. Mc D. Smith of Deseronto, aged 49 yrs.
Spiers Alexander 7/3/1890 At Amherst Island,  on Feb.27th, a native of County Down, Ireland, aged 91 years
Stratton Eliza 21/2/1890 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst.,wife of Mr. Abner Stratton, aged 63 yrs.
Wadsworth John 5/9/1890 At Deseronto, on Aug. 20th , Mr. Wadsworth, aged 37 yrs. & 7 mos.
Way Phillip 27/6/1890 At his residence near Northport, on the 20th inst., Mr. Way, aged75  yrs.
White Maggie 14/2/1890 At Read, on the 5th, 2nd daughter of Mr. Lawrence White, aged 26 yrs.

1892 Obituaries

Last Name First  Name Date Information
Allison Arther A. July 14, 1893 At 44 Grange Ave., Toronto, on the 3rd inst., son of  Mr. A.G. Allison, aged 21 yrs.
Aull Margaret Oct. 21, 1892 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., relict of the late Joseph Aull, aged 83 yrs.
Bartley Edward James Oct. 21, 1892 At Deseronto, on the 14th inst., son of  John & MaryJane, Aged 3 yrs., 11 mos. & 18 days.
Benson Cornelius V. Oct. 28, 1892 In Sophiasburg, on the 15th inst., aged 78 yrs.
Bently William H. Sept 8, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., infant son of Mr. John Bently, aged 1 yr., 2 mos. And 15 days.
Bergeron Emabelis Feb.16, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., adopted son of  Mr. John Bergeron, aged  5 yrs.
Bradford Henry Nov. 4, 1892 At Belleville, on the 1st inst., aged 54 yrs.
Brennan Michael Dec. 23, 1892 At Belleville, on the19th inst., formerly of Tyendinaga, aged 29 yrs.
Brennan Catherine Jane Mar. 10, 1893 On the 6th inst., daughter of Mr. Henry Brennan, aged 5 months
Breuls Thomas June 2, 1893 At Markham township, York County on May 18th, father of Mr. I. D. Breuls, of  the Deseronto High School, aged 75 years.
Brooks Deborah April 21, 1893 At South Fredericksburg, on the 10th inst., aged 73 years.
Brown William July 28, 1893 At his residence, township of Sheffield, on the 22nd inst., aged 88 yrs.
Callaghan Dennis May 5, 1893 At  Trenton, on the 1st inst., aged 44 years.
Callaghan Thomas May 5, 1893 At Bayview Ranche, Deseronto, on the 22nd inst., son of  Mr. Dennis Callaghan of  Lonsdale, aged 16 years.
Carter Agnes Ann Dec. 16, 1892 At Deseronto, on the 11th inst., wife of Mr. T. W. Carter, 40 yrs. & 8 mos.
Carter Norman Roy Mar. 24, 1893 At the residence of Mr. William Goodfellow, 8th con. of Tyendinaga, on the 19th inst., only son of  Mr. William Carter, of Deseronto, aged 3 mos.& 24 days.
Casey Ann Nov. 18, 1892 At Belleville, on the 13th inst., wife of  Mr. Stephen Casey, aged 56 yrs.
Craig Robert Mar. 10, 1893 At Toronto, on the 3rd inst., formerly of Glenburnie, aged 80 years.
Dingman June 23, 1893 At Northport, on the 20th inst., the wife of  Mr. M.M. Dingman.
Dorland Parson Oct.28, 1892 At Sophiasburg, on the14 th inst., aged 80 yrs.
Downs Mary June 23, 1893 At Marysville. on the 16th inst.,, aged 72 years.
Earle William June 9, 1893 At Shannonville, on the 3rd inst., aged 68 years.
Edgar Phillip April 28, 1893 At North Fredericksburg, on April 17th, aged 79 years.
Egan Patrick Nov. 18, 1892 At Belleville, on the 9th inst. for many yrs. a resident of Read, aged 55 yrs.
Empey Charles May 19, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., aged 78 yrs. Formerly of Richmond Township.
Farnham Timothy Aug 11, 1893 At Canifton, on the 5th inst., aged 73 yrs.
Finnigan Catherine Jan. 6, 1893 In Richmond, on Dec. 22nd, relict of the late Mr. P. Fiiigan, aged 73 yrs.
Fox Mary Dec 9, 1892 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst.,wife of Mr. Michael Fox, Sr., aged 63 yrs., 11 mos. & 21 days.
Garret William Jan. 6, 1893 At Centerville, on Dec.18th , aged65 yrs.
Gordon Arthur Dudley Oct. 14, 1892 At Kingsford, on Sunday Oct. 9th, only son of  Arthur Gordon. Aged 3 mos.
Green Vera V. Jan.26, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 25th inst.,daughter of Mr. Edward G. Green, aged 5 yrs. & 3 months.
Green Margaret April 14, 1893 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 9th inst., wife of Mr. Thomas Green, aged 29 yrs. 11 mos. & 11 days.
Grooms Albert April 21, 1893 In Richmond, on the 13th inst., son of Wm. Grooms, aged 21 yrs..1 month & 25 days.
Haight Mabel Jan. 13, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., daughter of Mr. Charles J. Haight, aged 13 yrs.
Hall Samuel Dec. 2, 1892 On the front of Thurlow, Nov.28th, aged 37 & 10 mos.
Hambly Teressa Maud July 7, 1893 At North Fredericksburg, on June 25th, wife of Mr. James Hambly, aged25 yrs., 6 mos. And 8 days.
Harrison E. Jan. 13, 1893 At Belleville, on the 9 inst., merchant, aged 79 yrs.
Hayes Flossie E. July 7, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 1st inst., daughter of Mr. John Hayes, aged 4 yrs. And 4 mos.
Henstridge Isabella J. Mar. 24, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., beloved wife of Mr. Charles J. Henstridge, aged 35 yrs. and3 mos.
Hermance A.N. Dec. 9, 1892 At Gosport,on Nov.25th, aged 76 yrs., 7 mos.
Hill Joseph Dec. 16, 1892 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 8th inst., aged 86 yrs.
Hill Aeneas Feb. 16, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., son of Mr. Joseph Hill, aged 2 years &6 months.
Hill John Sept.1, 1893 At Tyendenaga Reserve, on Aug. 30th , aged 61 yrs.
Hull Genevieve Aug. 25, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 21st inst., infant daughter of Benjamin F., and Mary Hull, aged 1 yr., 3 mos., and 21 days.
Hunt John P. Sept. 23, 1892 At Deseronto, on the 20th inst.,son of Mr. & Mrs. Hunt, aged 2 yrs. & 5  mos. Buried at Erindale.
Hunter Margaret Mar. 10, 1893 At Roslin, on the 1st inst., widow of the late James Hunter, aged 82 years.
Irvine Infant Sept.1, 1893 At Deseronto, on Aug.27th, son of William & Charlotte Irvine.
Johndraw Tobias Feb. 16, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 16th inst., son of Mr. Matthew Johndraw, aged 1 year & 8 months.
Jones James Jan. 6, 1893 At  Deseronto, on Dec. 31st , aged 40 yrs.,9 mos. & 18 days.
Jordan Nicholas Jan. 6, 1893 At Forest Hills, on Dec. 28th, aged 41 yrs., 4 mos. & 12 days
Kerr Alexandra Oct. 28, 1892 At Campbellford, on the22nd inst., daughter of Mr. D. Kerr, aged 2 yrs. & 9 mos.
Lapp Jane Louisa Aug. 25, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 18th inst., beloved wife of Mr. Elwin H. Lapp, aged 32 yrs.
MacMichael Annie Frizzel June 30, 1893 At Shannonville, on the19th inst., relic of the late Ranald MacMichael, aged 80 yrs. & 9 months.
Maracle Abraham Nov.11, 1892 At Tyendinaga Reserve,  on the 6th inst., aged 62 yrs.
Maricle Abraham H. Nov. 11, 1892 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 6th inst., aged 51 yrs.
Maricle Peter Nov. 11, 1892 At his residence, Tyendinaga Reserve, 0n the 10th inst., aged 45 yrs.
Mason Annie & Ollie Jan. 13, 1893 At Riverdale, N.S., on Dec. 27th, children of  Jacob M. Mason, fomerly of Prince Edward County.
May Daniel Sept.1, 1893 At Deseronto, on Aug.27th, aged 59 yrs.
McFarlane Mary June 2, 1893 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 1st inst., wife of  Mr. James MacFarlane, aged 36 years.
McManus Mary Donnelly Mar. 3, 1893 At Picton, Feb.17th, wife of Mr. Francis McManus, aged 52 years.
Mikel Matilda Feb. 16, 1893 At Belleville, on the15th inst., wife of Mr. W.Y. Mikel, aged 54 yrs.
Morden Mary Mar. 3, 1893 At Belleville, on Feb. 27th, relic of the late John H. Morden of Ameliasburg, aged 80 yrs., 2 mos. & 4 days.
Morden Issac Mar. 24, 1893 At Northport, on Saturdy Mar. 18th, Capt. Morden, aged 93 yrs., 5 mos. & 16 daysUse the “Insert Citation” button to add citations to this document.
Morden Catherine May 19, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., wife of Mr. Henry B. Morden, aged 57 yrs.
Murphy Thomas John Sept. 23, 1892 At Belleville, on the 16 inst., aged 34 yrs. & 2 mos.
Naylor Robert Feb. 3, 1893 At Deseronto, on Jan.31st., aged 33 yrs., 7 mos. & 4 days.
Oliver Corneilius Sept 15, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., aged 81 yrs.
Osborne Catherine Oct. 28, 1892 At Read, suddenly on the 22nd inst., wife of  Richard Osborne aged 82 yrs.
Parnham George Ross Sept 8, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 5th inst., infant son of George A. & Lucy R. Parnham, aged 1 year.
Pearson Robert Ray Sept 8, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 1st inst., infant son of Robert & Sarah Pearson , aged 5 mos.
Penn Anne Sept 8, 1893 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 2nd inst., aged 95 yrs., & 11 mos.
Pigden Ella Sept 15, 1893 At Lowville N.Y. on Aug 26th, beloved wife of Thomas W., aged 24 yrs.
Pilkerton Michael June 16, 1893 At his home, 8th concession of Tyendinaga, aged about 4o years.
Porte Jonathon Mar. 3, 1893 At Trenton, on the 1st. inst., Capt. J. A. Porte, aged 52 yrs. & 3 days.
Potter Mary May 26, 1893 At Toronto, on May 21st, heart failure, aged 17 yrs. & 7 mos. second daughter  of Mr. Jas. S. Potter, sailors’ missionary.
Rathbun John Blaikie Aug. 25, 1893 At Bay view Ranch, Deseronto, on Aug. 21st, dearly beloved son of W.C.B.  and Jane B. Rathbun, aged 18 mos.
Rendell Job Mar. 10, 1893 At MacDonald, North Fredericksburg, on the6th inst., aged 86 years.
Robinson Emily Jan. 6, 1893 At Belleville, Dec.29th, 1892, relict of the late Rev. Robinson aged 60 yrs.
Roblin Willis W. Feb.16, 1893 At Roslin, on the13th inst., aged 41 yrs.
Ross Arthur T. Sept 15, 1893 At Picton on the 10th inst., eldest son  of Walter T. Ross, collector of customs, aged 20 yrs. And 2 mos.
Sager George April 28, 1893 At Richmond, on  April 20th, son of  Samuel W. Sager, aged 17 yrs.
Scrimshaw Edmund Dec 9, 1892 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., aged 14 yrs.
Scrimshaw Bertha M. Mar. 10, 1893 At Deseronto Junction, on the 8th inst., wife of Mr. Ferguson Scrimshaw, aged 22 yrs. & 4 mos.
Sexsmith Frederick Mar. 31, 1893 At  Napanee Rd., Richmond, on the 24th inst., aged 21 years.
Sexsmith Matthew H. May 5, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., aged 27 yrs. 6 mos. & 10 days.
Shannon Ann Nov. 18, 1892 At Belleville, on the 15th inst., relict of the late Robert Shannon, aged 77 yrs.
Smith Nellie May Mar. 31, 1893 At Deseronto, on Sunday Mar. 26th, eldest daughter of Mr. Geo. R. Smith, aged 15 yrs., 10 mos. & 24 days.
Stevens Delorme Jan. 20, 1893 At Deseronto, on Jan.19th, aged 29 yrs., 4 mos.& 9 days.
Stokes Clementine May 12, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 11th inst., wife of Mr. James Stokes, aged 46 yrs.
Sweeney Miles Nov. 11, 1892 At Lonsdale, on Oct. 30th, aged 83 yrs.
Thompson William Jan. 6, 1893 At Violet, on Jan 1st, of Tyendinaga Reserve, aged 63 yrs.
Valleau Peter Oct. 28, 1892 At Carson City, Michigan on the 9th inst., aged 80 yrs.
Vanblaricom Elisabeth Feb. 10, 1893 At the residence of her daughter, Rochester N.Y. on the 2nd inst., relic of the late Mr. Elisha Vanblaricom, aged 73 yrs.
Wannamaker Annie Gertrude Nov.25, 1892 At Deseronto, on the the 11th inst., aged 11 yrs.3 mos. & 15 days.
Watson Mary Eliza May 19, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 15th inst., daughter of  Mr. Robert Watson, aged 12 yrs. and 9 months.
Watson Letha Aug. 25, 1893 At Deseronto, on the 22nd inst.,only surviving child of  John D., and Ida Elizabeth Watson, aged 1 yr.,2 mos., and 28 days.
Whiteman James Nov. 18, 1892 At the residence of his son, Wm. Whiteman, Albert,  aged76 yrs.
Whiteman Jennie May 19, 1893 At Shannonville, on the 15th inst., wife of G H. Whiteman, M.D.
Wilkes Charlotte L. Dec. 2, 1892 At Deseronto, on Nov. 29th, wife of Mr. Manson Wilks, aged 28 years  & 10 mos.
Woodall Jane Feb.16, 1893 At Toronto, on the 8th inst., relic of the late Mr. William Woodall, aged 71 yrs.
Woodcock Maria Jan.26, 1893 At MacDonald, North Fredericksburg, on the 22nd inst., relic of the late Nicholas Woodcock, aged 72 yrs., 9 mos.&7 days.
Wright Feabery A. Oct. 7, 1892 At Deseronto, Oct. 4th, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Wright, aged 12 yrs. & 4  mos.


1893 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Adams Mrs. (Mary)(nee: Whalen) 17/11/1893 Local Items: Death of an Aged Resident: Messers, Robert and John Adams of this town were summoned to Napanee on Thursday of last week by the intelligence of the sudden death of their aged mother, Mrs. Robert Adams, formerly of Richmond Township. Mrs. Adams who had been staying with her daughter, Mrs. A.F. Short, of Napanee, went to bed in apparent good health the evening previous but was found dead in bed the next morning. The deceased lady who had reached the very advanced age of 83 years and 10 months, was a native of County Wicklow, Ireland, her maiden name being Whalen and had come to this country 60 years ago. During nearly all of that time she had resided in Richmond,. She was a consistent and devoted member of the Roman Catholic church. She is survived by her husband who is 85 years of age.
Adams Mary 17/11/1893 Deaths: At Napanee, on the 9th inst., Mary, wife of Mr. Robert Adams, formerly of Richmond township, aged 83 years and 10 months.
Adams Mary 08/12/1893 Local Items: Mrs. Adams, widow of the late Mr. George Adams and mother of Charles J. Adams, merchant, Deseronto, died at Belleville on Tuesday. The deceased lady, who was held in high esteem, contracted a cold which developed into pneumonia.
Badgely Stephen 06/11/1893 Local Notices: Mr. Stephen Badgely was the third brother who met with a violent death. One of his brothers was killed by a falling tree and another was killed while attending a threshing machine.
Badgely Stephen 06/11/1893 Local Items: Trampled and crushed to death. Mr. Stephen Badgely, an old and respected resident of Deseronto, was the victim of a sad fatality where he traded off a horse for a cold and cow. He sent his boy ahead with the cow and he himself started off near noon for Deseronto driving the cold, a two year old with the rig. Some time after Mr. Riley Loyd, of Marysville was driving into town when a short distance from sucker Creek, he observed the body of a man with a horse standing over him. He discovered that it was Mr. Badgely and that life was extinct. He drove into town and gave information, when friends started off at once to being in the body. It is conjectured that the cold had attempted to turn about for home and going off the road had upset the rig. Mr. Badgely had probably attempted to get the animal back in the road and in doing so had either fallen or been knocked down by the cold which had trampled or otherwise crushed him to death. The body was brought into his home were a sad scene followed, his wife and family been distracted by grief. Dr. Yeomans examined the body but found only a few marks r bruises and no bones broken except perhaps some ribs. Mr. Badgely was a respectable citizen and the intelligence of his death were everywhere heard with regret. Deceased, who was 74 years of age is survived by his second wife and 9 children who have general sympathy in their unexpected bereavement The funeral takes place today at 1 p.m. Service will be held in the Methodist Church after which the remains will be removed to Shannonville for interment.
Badgely Stephen 06/11/1893 Deaths: Badgely – At Deseronto, on October 4th, Mr .Stephen Badgely, aged 74 years.
Beyette Joseph 29/09/1893 Deaths: Beyette- At Deseronto, September 24. Joseph Beyette, aged 65 years.
Butler Annie 29/09/1893 Deaths: Butler – At Napanee, September 26th, Annie, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. Butler, aged 5 years.
Cole Marjorie 24/11/1893 Local Notices: Marjorie, oldest child of Mr. G.A. cole, principal of the public schools, died very suddenly of diphtheritic croup on Wednesday last. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all classes of the community in their affliction.
Hicks Rev. W.T. 22/12/1893 Local Items: Rev. W.T. Hicks, Methodist Clergyman of Sault Ste. Marie, died recently. He was born at Milford and had travel ed Stirling, Shannonville and Marmora circuits.
Kimmerly Ella 10/11/1893 Deaths: Kimmerly – At Toronto, on the 4th inst., Ella Kimmerly, formerly of Deseronto, aged 28 years.
McColl Mr. 08/12/1893 Napanee Road: Mr. McColl, who has been quite feeble for sometime, died Saturday night, at his son’s R.E. McColl. He had been a faithful church worker for many years and will be missed by those who knew him.
Oliver Mr. 22/09/1893 Tyendinaga Reserve: The Late Mr. Oliver always took a warm interest in the Reserve and its people. We were surprised that so few attended his funeral on Friday last.
Osborne infant 15/12/1893 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 9th inst., infant son of Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Osborne.
Peterson W.C. 22/09/1893 Local Notices: Mr. W.C. Peterson, aged 77 years, of Napanee died last Frieda. The deceased had been a sufferer for sometime and since the heath of his wife 5 months ago has been gradually failing. Mr. Peterson, left 5 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter was Mrs. E.W. Scott of this town. The burial was on Sunday at Huffman cemetery, Napanee.
Rendell Mrs. 22/09/1893 Macdonald: Mrs. Rendell, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Macdonald passed away on Thursday last. Deceased was 76 years of age and had been all her life held in high esteem with a large circle of friends in all parts of the district. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church. The funeral was held at Bethany Church on Saturday last, conducted by Rev. Mr. Allen.
Ross Arthur Thorpe 22/09/1893 In Memoriam: “Death loves a shining mark” That there is sorrow and sadness and mourning in the family of our respected Collector of Customs, Mr. Walter T. Ross, none will dispute. That the sympathy of every citizen of Picton will go out to them in their deep bereavement is also equally certain. Deprived o their eldest son, Arthur Thorpe Ross, a youth, whose pure heart and upright life, made him pecurarly loveable and whose future seemed so bright and full of promise, no wonder they feel the blow most keenly and are almost inconsolable. Mr. Arthur Ros had won an enviable reputation for diligence, faithfulness in the discharge of his duties and an aptness for business, in all its details, remarkable in one of his years. In Jauary, 1890, he assumed a responsible position in Montreal and in February 1892 entered the employ of the Rathbun co. as book-keeper at the cement works, at Napanee Mills, filling the onerous duties of that position so entirely to the satisfaction of his employers that at the end of the first year his salary was generously increased, without solicitation on request. He returned home in May last, for a months rest, not the least apprehension then being felt as to his speedy recovery, but steadily and rapidly his strength failed and health gave way – and though everything known to medical science was done to save his valuable young life, so precious to those who knew him, all was in vain, he passed peacefully away on Sunday last at noon. Few young men held the high position in the esteem and affection of their fellow townsmen Arthur Ross did: few will be so long and faithfully mourned.The funeral services – which were of a most comforting and impressive nature – were held at his fathers residence at 4 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. D.G. McPhail, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a consistent member. Exquisite flowers in great abundance filled the rooms, silently speaking the love of many friends. Among the mourners walked Mrs. F.S. Rathbun of Deseronto, Mr. E. Bravender, manager of the cement works, Mr. J. MscDonald, of the head office of the Rathbun Co., Mr. R.R. Combie, of the Bak of Montreal, Kingston, Mr. D. Campbell and Mr. S.P. Niles, Customs Officer, Wellingston. A very large precession of our representative citizens followed this beloved young man to his last resting place – Picton Gazette.
Smith Benjamin 08/12/1893 Local Items: Mr. Benjamin smith died in Monday after only 2 weeks illness. He contracted a cold which brought on inflammation of the lungs.
Smith Benjamin 08/12/1893 Deaths: At Deseronto, on December 4th, Benjamin smith, a native of England, aged 50 years.
Thompson Alexandria 15/12/1893 Deaths: At Tyendinaga Reserve, December 11th inst., Alexandria Thompson, aged 27 years and 4 months.
Watson James Albert 06/11/1893 Deaths: Watson – At Deseronto, on the 3rd inst., James Albert, only child of James and Tilley Watson, aged 1 year, 1 month and 21 days.
Wilson James Aubrey 29/09/1893 Deaths: At Deseronto on the 22nd inst., James Aubrey, infant son of Edward and Ella Wilson, aged 4 months and 26 days.
Wilson James Aubrey 29/09/1893 St. Marks Church Notes: General sympathy is extended Mr. & Mrs. E. Wilson in the loss of their infant son. For weeks the struggle between life and death (phenomenal in the case of one so young) extended. God, however, willed that the floweret of spring should be transplanted to bloom in a happier time.
Wright Luella Maud 22/09/1893 Deaths: At Creassy September 18, Luella Maud, daughter of Frank and Melissa Wright, aged 17 years.

1894 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Ashley James B. 04/05/1894 Obituary: It is with deep regret that we record the death on Monday last of Mr. James B. Ashley, teacher of the Institution of the Deaf & Dumb, Belleville. Mr. Ashley, who was about 53 years of age, was born in Prince Edward County, his parents being of United Empire Loyalist descent. He was educated for the teaching profession and taught at one time in Belleville. He had, however, the great misfortune to lose his hearing as the result of an attack of scarlet fever, which also debilitated his constitution. He accordingly entered upon literary pursuits and was for some years employed on the Napanee Express and the Kingston Whig and later became editor of the Belleville Ontario. About 10 years ago he was appointed teacher in the Belleville Institution for the Deaf & Dumb. He is survived by his 2nd wife and one child, a daughter. Mr. Ashley was justly held in great esteem by a wide circle of friends. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Masher of Deseronto and it will be remembered that his mother died here last autumn. He never visited Deseronto without paying a friendly visit to our sanctum, as it was always a pleasure to him to enter the precincts of a printing office.
Ashley James B. 04/05/1894 Deaths: In Belleville, on April 30th, 1894, Mr. J. B. Ashley, of the institution of the Deaf & Dumb, aged 53 years.
Baptiste John 09/02/1894 Tyendinaga Reserve: One of the oldest residents of the Reserve, John Baptiste, died at his residence near Shannonville on January 18th after a long and painful illness. The funeral services were held at All Saints church on the 20th after which the body was taken to the vault at the Deseronto Cemetery.
Blute Mrs. Jas. 26/10/1894 Kingsford: Another esteemed neighbor and lifelong resident of this place died on Tuesday, 9th inst., in the person of Mrs. Jas. Blute Sr., at the aged of 86. Her husband, who survives herm is some years her senior. Mr. & Mrs. Blute settled in the 6th concession of Richmond when all the country round about was an unbroken wilderness, and by their untiring industry and unfailing honesty of character had won the universal respect of their neighbors and built up for themselves a comfortable home, Three sons and two daughters survive their mother. – John in Wisconsin; Thomas in Campbellford, Ont; James who resides on the homestead; Mrs. Jas. Kilborin of Forest Mills and Mrs. William Harrison of Pittsburg, Pa.
Bowen Cynthia 05/01/1894 At Deseronto on the 1st inst., Cynthia, daughter of Mr. Peter Bowen, aged 17 years and 6 months.
Bowen Florence Gertrude 23/02/1894 At Deseronto, on the 18th inst., Florence Gertrude, daughter of Daniel and Lily Bowen, aged 2 years, 9 months and 18 days.
Brant Jemima 29/06/1894 Deaths: At Tyendinaga Reserve, Jemima, wife of Mr. L.S. Brant, aged 43 years and 7 months.
Brant Mrs. Joseph (Mary) 09/11/1894 Obituary: The widowed Joseph Brant, as she was called, who died on the Reserve last Saturday evening was a daughter of the late Chief Powles Claus, for many years a leader of the Tyendinaga Mohawks, whose wisdom and eloquence originated and carried out the building of Christ Church and the placing of it on it’s commanding position. Mrs. Brant was confined to her bed for upwards of a year. She bore her long and painful illness with true and simple Christian patience. Her funeral which took place at Christ Church cemetery on Monday afternoon was largely attended.. She was 66 years of age.
Brant Mary 09/11/1894 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 3rd inst., Mary, relict of the late Joseph Brant, aged 67 years.
Brewer James 26/01/1894 District News: James Brewer, aged 75 years, died at Brewer’s Mills last week. He was a highly respected farmer.
Carter Elizabeth 16/02/1894 Deaths: At Fesserton, County Simcoe, on the 8th inst., Elizabeth Coltenton, wife of Mr. Arthur Carter, aged 41 years.
Carter Violet May 30/03/1894 Deaths: At Fesserton, County Simcoe, on the 24th inst., Violet May, eldest daughter of Mr. W.W. Carter, aged 8 years and 8 months.
Chapman John 08/06/1894 Local Items: Mr. John Chapman, one of the oldest residents of the County of Hastings, died last Sunday, aged nearly ninety years. His home was in the 9th concession of Thurlow, about a mile west of Roslin, where he had lived nearly all his life. He was an uncle of Mr. William Hudson, M.P.P.
Chapman John 08/06/1894 Deaths: At his residence, 9th concession of Thurlow, Mr. John Chapman, aged 90 years.
Clapp Irvine 26/01/1894 Deaths: Drowned in the Bay of Quinte, on the 22nd, inst., Mr. Irvine Clapp, of Adolphustown, aged 50 years.
Clark Mrs. James 28/09/1894 Hillier: Mrs. James Clark Sr. died on Sunday. She was 60 years of age and held in high esteem.
Clarke Myrtle A. 23/11/1894 At Deseronto, on the 18th inst., Myrtle A., daughter of Mr. William Clarke, aged 4 years and 10 months.
Clarke Ryerson Corbett 26/01/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto on the 10th inst., Ryerson Corbett, only son of Mr. William H. Clarke, aged 6 months.
Claus Mr. Lawrence 09/11/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 8th inst., Mr. Lawrence Claus, aged 44 years.
Covert Grant 27/04/1894 Drowning Accident: Grant Covert and Richard Trumpour, two young men belonged to Big Island, were drowned about 10:50 o’clock Tuesday evening this week. It appears they were crossing Mosquito Bay in a duck boat and were using a sail when their craft for some cause or other capsized. Covert was a strong swimmer and it is thought he perished while trying to save his companion who was unable to swim. Their cries could be heard from each shore but assistance could not reach them in time. Trumpour’s body was found Wednesday forenoon and that of Covert was recovered in the afternoon. We understand Covert was the only support of his mother. The sad affair has cast a gloom over the whole district in which they resided.
Culbertson Mrs. Isaac 09/03/1894 Tyendinaga: The remains of Mrs. Isaac Culbertson who died on the 3rd inst., were taken to Christ Church on Monday, where the funeral services were conducted by the incumbent, after which they were deposited in the vault of Deseronto Cemetery.
Culhane George B. 13/04/1894 Local Items: The funeral for Mr. P. Culhane’s little boy took place on Wednesday morning at the Marysville cemetery. A large number of friends showed their sympathy by their attendance.
Culhane George B. 13/04/1894 Fatal Accidents: On Monday afternoon George B., 5 year old son of Mr. Patrick Culhane was instantly killed. It seems that a large land roller from the Rathbun company farm was being brought into town for repairs at the blacksmith’s shop. It was fastened behind a wagon and several children notwithstanding the efforts of the driver to prevent them, persisted in jumping on the roller for a ride. The deceased was among the number but having lost his hold he fell off, the roller crushing his head and body. Dr. Yeomans, coroner, did not consider an inquest necessary. On the same afternoon, a little girl of Robert Milligan was fatally burned. Her mother having gone out for a pail of water the little one, approached the stove to play with the fire. Her clothing became ignited and the little one was fearfully burned. Dr,. Holdcroft was summoned and did everything possible to save her life but death resulted on Tuesday night. The afflicted parents of both children have general sympathy in their great bereavement. (see Milligan)
Culhane George B. 13/04/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 9th inst., George B., son of Patrick Culhane, aged 5 years and 16 days.
Davey Mr. T.W. 30/03/1894 Deaths: At 126 Berkley Street, Toronto, on the 28th inst., Mr. T.W. Davey, aged 59 years.
Denike Mrs. Andrew(nee: Snider) 01/06/1894 Obituray: Mrs. Andrew Denike, of Blessingston, Tyendinaga, passed away last Friday night. Mrs. Denike was a daughter of Mr. George Snider of Belleville and leaves a husband and seven children – Mr. Frank Denike of Belleville, Dr. Denike of Clinton N.Y., Mrs. C.J. Adams, Jeffersonville, Ind., and the other four children living in Tyendinaga. The funeral took place last Monday to the Salem burying ground.
Dennison Clarence William 26/01/1894 Deaths: At Winchlsea, County Huron, on December 12, Clarence William, infant son of Robert Dennison, aged 9 months.
Duhaime Joseph Ephraim 28/09/1894 At Deseronto, on the 25th inst., Joseph Ephraim, infant son of Ephraim and Rosie Duhaime, aged 10 months and 6 days.
Edwards George and William 23/11/1894 At Deseronto, on November 20th, George and William, infant sons of E.J. and Hattie E. Edwards.
English Robert 19/10/1894 Shannonville: Mr. Robert English Sr.,who for the past five years had been confined to his home through the effect of a stroke, passed quietly away in the morning of the 11th inst. The last rites of the venerable and much respected were solemnized in this church on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. W.J. Saunders ably conducted the service, taking as the subject of his discourse the vary appropriate passage, “What is life?”
Felson David John 16/03/1894 Obituary: Very many readers of The Tribune will regret to hear of the death of Mr. David John Felson, who left Deseronto about 14 years ago. The sad event occurred at St. Cloud, Minnesota, on February 26th. Deceased was the son of Mrs. Felson, of Deseronto and brother to Mrs. Thomas Beggs, Mrs. Alex Smyth and Mrs. John McLaughlin, of this town. The St. Cloud Daily Journal Press on February 27th gives the following account of the melancholy event: “The death of David John Felson in front of the post office yesterday was a most sudden one, and brings home to everyone the slenderness of the thread >twixt life and death. The unfortunate man had stepped into the money order department of the post office to receipt for a registered letter from his brother F.W. Felson, a livery man in Pembina. He was being asked the necessary questions by Mr. F.J. Bach, the deputy postmaster and the latter had just handed him a pen with which to receipt, when he gave two terrible coughs and the blood ran in a stream from the poor man’s throat. He staggered out of the post office before help could get to him, leaving a trail of blood as he went, but got only a few feet from the door when he fell and died almost instantly. His brother at Pembina was telephoned for by Mr. Overback, landlord of the Minnesota house, with whom the deceased boarded. The deceased had been for many years foreman for the Foley Bros. at their Foley Mills and is highly spoken of by his associated as an upright honorable man.” The same newspaper of the 28th states that AThis afternoon at 3 o’clock the body of David J. Felson was interred in North Stat Cemetery. His brother F. W. Felson, of Pembina, North Dakota, arrived in the city on the early train this mroning and had charge of the funeral. The deceased was a devote member of the Presbyterian church and the funeral was to have been conducted by the Rev. E.V. Campbell, pastor of the church of that denominations in this city, but he was sick and Rev. J. H. Dewart officiated. Deceased, we may add is a very favorably remembered by many in Deseronto, and his relatives have general sympathy in their sudden and unexpected bereavement.
Felson David John 16/03/1894 Deaths: At St. Cloud, Minn., on February 26th, Mr. David John Felson, formerly of Deseronto, aged 47 years.
Felson Margaret 16/11/1894 At Deseronto, on Friday, November 9th, 1894, Margaret, relict of the late Hugh Felson, aged 83 years.
Fennell Mrs. Chas(nee: Fox) 23/02/1894 Kingsford: Mrs. Chas Fennell (nee: Miss Fox) well known to many people here, died at her home near Roslin on Saturday 18th inst. The remains were brought to her old home for interment and funeral services were held at Ebenezer Methodist Church on Tuesday.
Forrester Mr. George Albert 02/11/1894 At Deseronto, on October 29th, Mr. George Albert Forrester, of Newboro, captain of the barge Osiris, aged 29 years, 9 months and 29 days.
Foster Bertha(nee: Gardner) 20/04/1894 At Northport, on the 11th inst., Bertha, wife of Jacob Foster and daughter of Mrs. Samuel Gardner, aged 34 years.
Gammon Laura Edna 26/10/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 23rd inst., Laura Edna, daughter of Mr. James Gammon, aged 2 years, 6 months and 7 days.
Gorman Patrick 26/01/1894 District News: Patrick Gorman, one of the oldest residents on Brewer’s Mills, is dead.
Hanley Mrs. Dennis 18/05/1894 Obituray: Mrs. Hanley, widow of the late Mr. Dennis Hanley, of Read, died at her home in Tyendinaga on the 10th inst. Deceased who was the mother of Mr. J.C. Hanley, ex-warden of Hastings county, Mr. Dennis Hanley, deputy reeve of Tyendinaga and Mr. Thomas Hanley, architect, Belleville, was born in the county of Limerick, Ireland. She came to Canada withe her husband who died 12 years ago. The deceased lady was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The funeral took place on Saturday and was largely attended.
Hanley Mrs. Dennis 18/05/1894 Deaths: At Read, on the 10th inst., Mrs. Dennis Hanley, aged 78 years.
Harband Mrs. James (Mary)(Nee: College) 30/11/1894 Obituary: Mrs. Harband, relict of the late Mr. James Harband, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. William Rogers, Deseronto, last Saturday from heart failure after three weeks serious illness, aged 66 years. Her maiden name was College and like her husband she was a native of Folshill, near Coventry England. With her husband she came to Deseronto in 1863, where, with the exception of five years spent in Fredericksburg, she has ever since resided. She leaves the following children: Mrs. William Rogers, William Harband and Miss M.A. Harband, of Deseronto and Mrs. J.H. Gardiner of Belleville. The funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended. Rev. R. Taylor conducted religious services and the remains were interred in the Deseronto cemetery.
Harband Mary 30/11/1894 At Deseronto, on November 24th, 1894, Mary, relict of the late James Harband, in her 67 th year.
Harband Mrs. James 07/12/1894 Local Items: The family of the late Mrs. James Harband desire to thank their friends in Deseronto for many acts of kindness and practical sympathy during their mother’s illness.
Henstrige Chas. J. 07/12/1894 Obituary: The whole community was rudely shocked to hear on Tuesday evening that Mr. Chas. J. Henstridge has passed away. He has been laid up for many weeks with typhoid fever and was on a fair way to recovery but a relapse occurred on Monday and on Tuesday night he succumbed to the disease. The deceased who was thirty-nine years of age, was a son of Mr. J.W. Henstridge, the well know teacher of Portsmouth. He was born in London, England and came when quite young with his father to this country. About seven years ago, he came to Deseronto and has been connected wit the sash and door factory ever since. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church and in all the duties of life a truly upright man, thus gaining the respect of all in the community. His wife died a year ago last March and he is survived by only one child, Anna, now in her fourteenth year. Mr. F.J. Henstridge, of the Bay of Quinte Railway office, is a brother. Deceased was a worthy member of the Royal Templars and Independent Oddfellows, carrying an insurance of $1,00 in cash of those orders. After religious services conducted by Rev. R. Taylor, the remains were removed on Wednesday morning to Gananoque to be interred beside those of his wife.
Henstridge Chas. J. 07/12/1894 Royal Templars: The Royal Templars are enjoying a guest boom. At the meeting on Thursday of last week, thirteen new members were initiated. The next public council will be on Thursday, 13th inst. The members greatly regret the death of Mr. Chas. J. Henstridge, a worthy member of the order. He geld an insurance policy of $1,000 in this order.
Henstrdige Charles Josephus 07/12/1894 At Deseronto, on December 4th, 1894, Charles Josephus Henstridge, aged 39 years.
Hodge James 12/01/1894 Local Items: Mrs. S.B. Mason, Napanee Road, last week, received the intelligence of the death of her brother Mr. James Hodge of Los Angeles, California. Deceased was a native of Camden Township which he left about 20 years ago. After residing about 7 years in Pennsylvania he removed to California where he resided until the time of his death.
Hodge James 12/01/1894 Deaths: At Los angeles, California, on December 27th, 1893, Mr. James Hodge, a native of Camden Township, aged 47 years.
Hope William M.D. 30/11/1894 At Belleville , on November 28th, 1894, William Hope, M.D., Sheriff of the County of Hastings, aged 89 years.
Hope William 30/11/1894 Death of Sheriff Hope: William Hope, M.D., Sheriff of the County of Hastings, died at his residence, Belleville, on Wednesday morning. He was born at Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, and came over with his father to this country in 1822. Attended school in Kingston and studied medicine in New York. He took up his residence in Belleville in 1837 and resided there ever since. He was at one time mayor of Belleville and filled the position of school trustee. He was a prominent advocate of temperance for over fifty years. He was an enthusiastic politician and contested the Quinte division in Legislative council but was defeated by the Hon. Robert Read. He was appointed Sheriff in 1881. He was held in high esteem by all classes sin the county. He is survived by one son and two daughters, Mr. George Hope, his son, is deputy sheriff to the county. A number from Deseronto will attend the funeral in Belleville this afternoon.
Kemp Mr. J. 30/11/1894 Local Items: Very many friends in Deseronto heard with deep regret of the sudden death of Mr. J. Kemp, G.T.R. station agent at Shannonville. The sad event occurred on Tuesday. He was a capable and popular official. He is survived by his wife.
Kemp John 30/11/194 At Shannonville, on November 27thm 1894, John Kemp, station agent of the Grand Trunk Railway, aged 55 years.
Kemp John 30/11/1894 Shannonville: The death of Mr. J. Kemp occurred on Tuesday last after a week’s illness. Mr. Kemp was our popular station agent here for twenty-four years and his sudden death was a shock to his numerous friends in this place. The funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended.
Kilmurray Peter 18/05/1894 Marysville: Mr. Peter Kilmurray, on of the oldest inhabitants and first settlers in this district, passed peacefully away on Sunday evening, at the age of 96. He was born in Ireland and always took a great interest in political affairs of that country, reading the papers with a lively interest every week. His eyesight was remarkable, never having had to use spectacles. But two of his children survived him. Mrs. George Anderson, of this village and Mrs. John Burke, who is in Michigan.
Kilmurray Peter 18/05/1894 Deaths: At Marysville, on the 13th inst., Mr. Peter Kilmurray, aged 95 years and 11 months.
Lasher Julia- Ann 19/01/1894 Deaths: At Tyendinaga Reserve, on December 28th 1894, Julia-Ann, wife of Mr. Alan Lasher, aged 72 years.
Lazier Mrs. 19/10/1894 Northport: Mrs. Lazier, aged 83 years and 6 months, relict of the late John Lazier, passed peacefully away on Monday last. The funeral took place at her late residence on Wednesday and was largely attended.
Lazier Mr. John 19/10/1894 District Items: Mr. John Lazier, one the oldest residents of Ameliasburg, died on Monday, aged 86 years .
Leggett William Blair 09/03/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto on the 3rd inst., William Blair, son of Henry Leggett, aged 10 years, 3 months and 23 days.
Leverton Catherine E.(nee: Yager) 16/03/1894 A Sudden Death: On Thursday, the 1st inst., Catherine E., wife of William Leverton, Tyendinaga, was taken with erysipelas in the face. Despite all the doctors could do the disease extended to the brain and on Monday she passed away. She was 41 years old and leaves a husband, a daughter and two sons to mourn her demise. She was a daughter of the late Peter Yager, on Thurlow, one of the oldest and best known residents of this county. She was a sister of George W. Yager, of the 3rd concession and Mrs. Chancy Palmer of the Fourth concession of Thurlow.
Leverton Catherine(nee: Yager) 16/03/1894 Deaths: At Tyendinaga, on the 5th inst., Catherine E. Yager, beloved wife of Mr. William Leverton, aged 41 years, 9 months and 9 days.
Levine May Dennison 26/01/1894 Deaths: At Winchelsea County, Huron, on January 13th, May Dennison, widow of the late Mr. John Dennison, aged 23 years, 3 months and 4 days.
Lloyd Agnes Frances 02/11/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on October 29th, 1894, Agnes Frances, daughter of Mr. R.W. Lloyd, aged 18 years and 11 months
Lloyd Agnes Frances 02/11/1894 Death of Miss Lloyd: On Monday, the community heard with deep regret of the death of Miss. Agnes Frances Lloyd, daughter of Mr. Richard W. Lloyd, Thomas Street. About six weeks ago, Miss Lloyd was taken ill of intermittent fever, and being always of a delicate constitution, other complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia, followed. Despite all the efforts of medical skill she never rallied and death claimed her….on Monday 29th inst., at the early age of eighteen ears and eleven months. The deceased…was born in India under the shadow of the mighty Himalayas at Amritsar, the seat of the great temple of the Sikhs, not far from Lahore, the chief city of the Punjab. The first two years of her brief life were spent in India. Miss Lloyd was a young lady of a gentle and amiable character with a high sense of filial duty, traits which endured her to her parents…[and] all who made her acquaintance. She was attentive to Sunday school and the services of the church, and at the recent flower service she presided at the organ. In addition to a love of music, she had a passionate fondness for lowers, and…the casket was covered w…[a] large number of floral tributes sent by friends who thus testified their esteem for departed worth. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The casket, with six young men as bearers, was conveyed to St. Mark’s Church where, notwithstanding, inclement weather, a very large congregation was assembled. The beautiful burial service was preached by Rev. H.B. Patton, B.A., who took as his subject: “The Communion of Saints….” Before closing he paid tribute to the departed, referring particularly to her gentle, considerate,unobtrusive and Christian deportment, her faithful attention upon church ordinance and her kind respect for her parents. To the strains of the organ playing the “Dead March in Saul” the casket was removed from the church and conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. …..Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd have the sympathy of the whole community in their trying bereavement.
Lloyd Wilson 21/09/1894 Shannonville: Our village was visited by a terrible storm on Saturday last about 6:30 p.m. It came without a moment’s warning, the lightening striking the post and telegraph office and not only injuring the building and the operator, Miss Ada Earle, who is still under the doctor’s care, but saddest of all, instantly killing Mr. Wilson Lloyd and his horse, which he was watering at the time, in front of the office. Mr. Lloyd was our cheese maker; he was married nearly three years ago. His wife had the heartfelt sympathy of all in her terrible affliction and his sudden death has cast a gloom over the entire village. Miss Earle’s escape from instant death is wonderful, as the part of the building where she stood was all torn to pieces. The storm was one which will be long remembered, as many people were thrown off their feet and stunned more or less from the effects of the lightening. (See also “Lightening’s Deadly Work”, same issue.
Lockhead John 25/05/1894 Deaths: At Solmesville, on the 12 inst., Mr. John Lockhead, formerly of Centreville, aged 70 years.
Maloney Ann(nee: Glenn) 19/01/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, January 17th, 1894, Ann, wife of Mr. Martin Maloney, aged 49 years.
Maloney Ann(nee: Glenn) 19/01/1894 Local Items: Sudden Death – The whole community were greatly shocked on Wednesday morning to hear that Mrs. M. Maloney had passed away during the previous night. Mrs. Maloney had been out on the street Tuesday morning but during the afternoon she began to complain that she was not feeling very well. Medical aid was summoned but during the evening she has a succession of fainting spells and at one o’clock Wednesday morning died of heart failure. Deceased, whose maiden name was Glenn, was born at Brewer’s Mills and had resided at Deseronto for about 24 years. She is survived by her husband and a family of 6 sons and 3 daughters. Mr. Maloney had been in ill health during the past year and the sympathy of all goes out to him and his family in their irreparable loss. The funeral takes place this morning; the remains will be conveyed to the railway station for removal to Brewer’s Mills where they will be interred.
Maloney Ann(nee: Glenn) 26/01/1894 Local Notices: The funeral of the late Mrs. M. Maloney took place on Friday and was attended by a large number of citizens as well as by friends from other places.
Maracle Henry 16/02/1894 Deaths: At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 8th inst., Mr. Henry Maracle, aged 24 years.
Marrigan Mrs. John (Catherine)(nee: Thomas) 19/01/1894 Local Items: Mrs. John Marrigan Sr., died on Monday, 1st inst., aged 67 years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Thomas, was born in Kilkenny County, Ireland, but came to this country with her parents at an early age. With her husband she enjoyed a happy wedded life of 49 years and 9 days. She had been ailing for three months, during which time everything that the best medical skill could suggest was done for her recovery; at last fortified by the rites of her religion and surrounded by her husband and children, who she had loved so well, she peacefully passed away. The funeral took place on Wednesday forenoon and was attended by a very large concourse of friends, some of whom came from Montreal, Belleville, Napanee and various parts of the district. The members of Deseronto Branch, C.M.B.A., also attended the funeral in a body. The remains were placed in the vault of the Roman Catholic cemetery at Napanee, Deceased is survived by her husband, five sons and two daughters, who have widespread sympathy in their bereavement.
Marrigan Catherine 19/01/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 15th inst., Catherine, wife of Mr. John Marrigan Sr., aged 67 years.
McKelvie Donald 30/11/1894 Notice: The funeral of the late Mr. [Mc]Donald McKelvie will take lace at 3 o’clock this afternoon from the General Offices of the Rathbun company. Religious services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. J.R. Bertley of the Presbyterian church.
McKelvie Donald 30/11/1894 Postponed: On account of the death of Bro. Donald McKelvie the annual dinner of the St. Andrew’s Society has been postponed until the evening of Wednesday, December 5th. The even will take place at the Deseronto House.
McKelvie Donald 30/11/1894 At Deseronto, on Thursday, November 29th, 1894, Donald McKlevie, a native of Ireland [?] of Arran, Scotland aged 53 years. Funeral this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
McKelvie Donald 30/11/1894 Terrible Accident: The community was greatly shocked yesterday morning to hear of the death of Mr. Donald McKelvie, caretaker of the General offices of the Rathbun Company, who was killed by a fall while attending to his duties. He and his wife resided in rooms in the upper flat of the offices. At five minutes to six he left his room to attend to his work. T would appear that he proceeded to light the gas jet in the hall and while feeling with uplifted hand for the jet e mistook the distance and fell over the rail of the well hole, used for light and ventilation, to the floor of the second flat fifteen feet below. Mr. R.C. Carter who was sleeping in his own room, heard the noise but thought it was caused by the moving of some heavy furniture. Mrs. McKelvie heard the fall and conjecturing that her husband had fallen on the stairway went out to render assistance. She could not in the darkness find him, though she could hear him breathing. She was greatly alarmed and made her way to the doorway where John Solmes had arrived. She told him her fears but the door was locked. Mr. Carter hearing her cries came out and John Solmes and John Wright getting through the window, all proceeded to ascertain what was the matter. The gas was lit and Mr. McKelvie was found in the unconscious condition in the spot where he had fallen. Dr. Yeomans was speedily summoned. He found the skull was fractured over the left orbit, their being two or three lines of fracture and that recovery was impossible, an opinion confirmed by Dr. Newton, who was also sent for. The unfortunate man never regained consciousness and died at 8:20 a.m., two hours and a half after the fatal fall. Deceased, who was a native of Glen Rosa, Brodick, Ireland of Arran, Scotland, was 53 years of age. He had been twenty years a gamekeeper on the estates of the Duke of Hamilton. He came with his wife to Canada eleven years ago, and was for some time in Toronto. Three years ago last September he came to Deseronto and has been caretaker of the general offices of the Rathbun Company ever since. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and an enthusiastic member of St. Andrew’s Society, under whose direction the funeral will be conducted.. He is survived by his wife who is a native of Brechan, Forfasshire. He had no family. Mrs. McKelvie was in a state of nervous prostration yesterday. It is needless to state that she has the widespread sympathy in her sudden and great bereavement.
McKlevie Donald 07/12/1894 Scotland Yet: The Third annual dinner of the Deseronto St. Andrew’s Society, which, on account of the sad death of Bro. Donald McKlevie, had been postponed from St. Andrew’s night, took place on the evening of Wedensday, December 5th in the Deseronto House…. Dr. Newton… referred in suitable terms to the sad death of Bro. McKlevie and the loss sustained by the removal of the tow of Bros. Craig and Forrester.
McNeill Daniel 05/10/1894 Kingsford: Daniel McNeill, a former resident of Frankford died on Saturday last at the residence of Mr. Chas. McNeill, his son-in-law, with whom he has resided for the past four years. The remains were taken to Frankford for interment on Monday.
McVicker son 09/03/1894 Marysville: A number of the villagers attended the funeral of the son of Mr. & Mrs. McVicker who was interred in St. Mary’s cemetery in Sunday last.
Meagher Frances 26/10/1894 Kingsford: On Tuesday 16th inst., passed away Frances Meagher, relict of the late James Meagher, at the age of 82. Mrs. Meagher was a consistent member of the Roman Catholic church and during her long life had won the respect and esteem of all who knew her. She died on the farm on which [she] and her husband settled 46 years ago. Three children survive her: James Meagher and Mrs. William Drummey, of Marysville and Miss Catherine Meagher, who resided with her mother. Mrs. Bernard McGuiness, of Marysville, is her only surviving sister.
Miller Elizabeth 21/12/1894 At Deseronto, o te 17th inst., Elizabeth, relict of the late Samuel Miller of Fredericksburg, aged 78 years.
Miller Elizabeth(nee: Wagar) 21/12/1894 Obituary: Mrs. Miller, relict of the late Samuel Miller of North Fredericksburg, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. James Asselstine, Deseronto, on Monday, 17th inst., having only taken ill on the previous Saturday. Deceased, whose maiden name was Wagar, was a native of Fredericksburg, and survived her husband about sixteen years. She remained on the homestead with her son, Elias J. Miller, and on his death in March last she came to Deseronto where she has resided ever since. She is also survived by the following sons and daughters: Philip W. Miller, Kaladar; William E. Miller, Deseronto; Jacob E. Miller, Trenton; Mrs. Jacob sills and Mrs. James Asselstine, Deseronto. Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church and was held in high esteem as a true friends and kind neighbor. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Religious services were conducted at the Methodist church, rev. r. Taylor preaching the funeral sermon after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Milligan Adelia G. 13/04/1894 On the same afternoon, a little girl of Robert Milligan was fatally burned. Her mother having gone out for a pail of water the little one, approaching the stove to play with the fire. Her clothing became ignited and the little one was fearfully burned. Dr. Holdcroft was summoned and did everything possible to save her life but death resulted on Tuesday night. The afflicted parents of both children have general sympathy in their great bereavement. (see Culhane)
Milligan Adelia G. 13/04/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 10th inst., Adelia G., daughter of Robert Milligan, aged 2 years, 8 months and 10 days.
Mitchell Thomas 26/10/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 19th inst., Mr. Thomas Mitchell, aged 54 yeaers.
Mitchell Thomas 26/10/1894 Death of Thomas Mitchell: Mr. Thomas Mitchell was found dead in his bed on Friday morning, October 19th, at the residence of Mr. B. Shandari where he has boarded ever since he came to Deseronto. It is supposed his death was due to heart failure. Deceased is supposed to have been a native of County Sligo, Ireland, and was about 54 years of age. He came to Canada about 28 years ago and worked for awhile on the Grand Trunk. He was employed for a time with Mr. Patrick McCambridge, of the gravel road, and worked for a year or two with J.R. Fraser of Tamworth and S. Detlor of Kennebec, in their lumbering operation. He then entered the employ of the Rathbun company as shanty clerk and for 25 years had been a faithful employee of the company. Mr. R. Butler refers to him as a man of the greatest honesty and fidelity to duty. Deceased was of a very retiring disposition and peculiar in many respects, but was held in high esteem all through the district. He was probably the best arithmetician in this part of Ontario, no problem being too difficult for him to solve. Among his effects is a large collection of mathematical works. A few years ago, a sister came over from Ireland and made him return home where he remained however for only a short time. He left over two thousand dollars in money, but made no will. An attempt will be made to find his relatives, if any. The remains were removed to the vault of the roman Catholic cemetery at Napanee, religious services having been first conducted by Rev. Father Hogan.
Mitchell Thomas 07/12/1894 Estate of the late Thomas Mitchell: It will be remembered that the late Thomas Mitchell left about two thousand dollars but made no will. His relative were unknown. Among his effects was a letter from Scotland from a person who subscribed herself “Jennie,” together with a photograph. Mr. P.J. Wims wrote a letter to Mr. P.A. McHugh, M.P. for North Leitrim and editor of the Slizo Champion, also enclosing the above-mentioned letter. Word was also sent to the photographers in Dublin who had printed the picture. Mr. Wims’s letter and Jennies communication were both published in the Champion and the photographers also advertised in the Dublin papers. As a result the writer of the letter and the original of the photograph were found to be Miss Jane e. McGolderick, at present a nurse in the hospital at Marysborough, Queen’s County, Ireland. It further appears that Thomas Mitchell’s name was Thomas Mitchell McGolderick, that he was a native of Maheraboy, Slizo County, that he was adopted at an early age by his maternal uncle, Thomas Mitchell, who came out to Canada and had the lad educated in a Toronto college. As often happens the name McGolderick was dropped and he was known as Thomas Mnitchell. In addition to ths sister Jane, there are also another sister and brother, both unmarried, living in Slizo. Mr. Wims has received communication from several other persons who claim to be relatives but other letters received by him and Father hogan show that the persons mentioned as brother and sisters are without doubt the true claimants. The usual processes of administration will be followed and the pro-party divided among these three. This shows there is nothing like an advertisement to find claimants for property or secure information of any kind.
Mowers Mrs. Samantha 19/10/1894 Mrs. Samantha Mowers, of Richmond, died on the 12th inst., aged 76 years.
Murphy Eddie 05/10/1894 Marysville: Eddie Murphy, some of Mr. Timothy Murphy, died on Monday, October 1st, after a few days illness from inflammatory rheumatism, aged 11 years. He was buried on Tuesday at St. Mary’s church cemetery.
Murphy Edward 05/10/1894 At Lonsdale, on the 1st inst., Edward, son of Mr. Timothy Murphy, aged 11 years.
Naphin James 28/09/1894 At Deseronto, on the 14th, inst., James, son of John and Kate Naphin, aged 2 years and 3 months.
Normille Sara Ann 16/03/1894 At Weston-Super-mare, England, on February 14th, Sara Ann, beloved wife of Mr. G.V. Normille, aged 72 years.
O=Neil Frank 27/04/1894 Deaths: O’Neil at his father’s residence, 2nd concession of Thurlow, on April 23rd, Mr. Frank O’Neil, aged 26 years.
Pearson Phillip Mackie 22/06/1894 Local Items: Phillip, the 5 year old son of Mr. Robert Pearson, died yesterday morning of cerebro-spinal fever. The afflicted parents have general sympathy in this great bereavement, the second of the kind within 10 months. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Pearson Phillip Mackie 22/06/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto on the 21st inst., Phillip Mackie, son of Mr. Robert Pearson, aged 5 years and 1 month.
Paucan Frederick 05/10/1894 At Deseronto, on the 4th inst., Frederick Paucan, aged 29 years.
Philps Mr. Alfred 23/11/1894 At the 3rd concession of Thurlow, on the 19th inst., Mr. Alfred Philps, aged 83 years.
Pile Thomas Gibbes Esq. 15/06/1894 Deaths: At the residence of H. M. Deroche, Esq., Napanee, on June 9th, 1894. Thomas Gibbes Pile, Esq., late collector of Her Majesty’s Customs at Deseronto, aged 81 years.
Pile Thomas Gibbes Esq. 15/06/1894 Local Items: Death of T.G. Pile Esq.: It is with deep regret that we record the death of Thomas Gibbes Pile Esq., late collector of customs at the port of Deseronto, the sad event having occurred at the residence of H.M. Deroche Esq., Napanee. On the 7th of March, 1892, Mr. Pile was stricken with paralysis while attending to duties of his office. From the effects of this stroke he, in some measure, recovered and was fairly active. Last winter, however, he was prostrated by a severe attack of la grippe, which to a person of his advanced years was fraught with serious consequences. Fro some time he hovered between life and death, but with wonderful vitality rallied and was able on the return of fine weather to be abut again. At last feeling himself sufficiently strong he decided to visit his daughter, Mrs. Deroche in Napanee, and, accompanied by Mrs. Pile, left Deseronto on May 30th for that purpose. On Monday of last week he was taken ill, and his medical attendants having consulted advised the family that recovery was impossible. Without ache or pain he passed peacefully away abut 5 o’clock Saturday morning, 9th inst., his partner in life and other members of his family being at his bedside.Mr. Pile, who had reached the age of 81 years, was in Barbados, West India Islands, where his father a member of one of the oldest families, was a very wealthy proprietor, owning large sugar estates. He received his education in England and returned to Barbados. Mr. Pile was quite young when his father died of fever, leaving the subject of this notice a large estate known as Cliffden. Sometime after as a result of the emancipation of the slaves and the depreciation in property and revolution in commercial affairs which followed that event. Mr. Pile, in common with many others in those days, suffered very heavy financial losses. Other discouraging circumstances following in later years he decided to leave Barbados and accordingly in 1866 came to this county, settling in Millpoint as Deseronto was then called, in 1867. In 1876 he was appointed the responsible position of collector of Her Majesty’s Customs at this port and continued to discharge the duties of that office with the greatest fidelity and scrupulous observance of the rules of the department. He also filled the position of Indian Land Agent for the Dominion Government. A gentleman of the old school he was most honorable in all the transactions of life and enjoyed the esteem and respect of all classes in Deseronto. He was a devoted florist and a diligent collector of antiques, his collection of rare and ancient coins being one of the best in the Bay District. Visitors to his home were always treated with the most courteous hospitality. Mr. Pile was possessed of a correct library taste and early acquired a reputation as a poet of no mean ability. Many of his poetical productions have appeared in The Tribune, and in other newspapers and periodicals of Eastern Ontario and critics have pronounced several as deserving of more than ordinary merit. He had a yearning and passionate fondness for his native Barbados and in several of his poems he delights to picture the beauties of that tropical Island. He married Miss Critchlow, of Barbados, by whom he is survived, as also by the following children: Mrs. Henry Briscoe of Deseronto, Mrs. H.M. Droche of Napanee and Mrs. D. McClew of Walkill, New York.The funeral took place on Monday, 11th inst., many friends from Deseronto driving down to Napanee to pay the last tribute of respect. The bearers were: Messers. John McCullough, A.H. McGaughey, William Jamieson, W.G. Egar, C.A. Millener and H.B. Sherwood. The principal mourners were H.M. Deroche and Henry Briscoe, sons-in-law of the deceased. Alex Smith Esq., a brother-in-law and H.M.P. Deroche and A.P. Deroche, grandsons, as also Messers. W.P. Deroche and George E. Deroche. The casket covered with floral tributes was conveyed to the church of St. Mary Magdalen, where religious services were conducted by Rev. Rural Dean Baker, Rural Dean Stanton, H.B. Patton , B.A., and A. Jarvis. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Rural Dean Stanton, who took as his text the words “They will be done”, from which he deduced many practical and consolatory lessons. The remains were then removed to the Vandebogart cemetery where they were interred in accordance with the ritual of the Church of England. The customs House flags at Deseronto floated as half mast and vessels in prot paid similar honors as a mark of respect for the deceased.
Relay Sarah J. 30/03/1894 At Auburn, New York, on the 22nd inst., Sarah J. Relay, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Relay of Hudson, New York.
Reid Effie May 07/12/1894 At Deseronto, on the 2nd inst,., Effie May, daughter of Mr. Willis Reid, aged 5 years and 3 months.
Sexsmith John Franklin 08/06/1894 Obituary: Mr. Frank Sexsmith, son of Mrs. J.F. Sexsmith, passed away last Friday, aged 20 years, a victim of that fell disease, consumption. Last summer, the deceased who was a telegraph operator, was a vigorous young man taking part in various sports and manly pursuits with those of his own age, but six months ago he took ill and rapidly wasted away until death intervened. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends. After religious services at St. Mark’s Church the remains were removed to Christ Church Cemetery for internment. Mrs. Sexsmith has during the past 13 months lost three of her sons by this disease and in this affliction she and her family have widespread sympathy.
Sexsmith John Franklin 08/06/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto on the 1st inst., John Franklin Sexsmith, aged 20 years and 5 months.
Shannon Mrs. Nelson 19/10/1894 District Items: Mrs. Nelson Shannon, Camden Road, died on the 6th inst., aged 47 years.
Smith Sarah 25/05/1894 Sophiasburg: Mrs. Sarah Smith Sr., of Demorestville, passed over to be numbered with eh silent many. Quite a number from Northport and Solmesville attended the funeral on Monday.
Smith Sarah 25/05/1894 Deaths: At Sophiasburg, on the 18th inst., Sarah, relict of the late Mr. George smith, aged 86 years.
Snider Agnes M. 13/04/1894 Obituary: Agnes, wife of Mr. Huram Snider, died yesterday, aged 66 years. Deceased was a native of Prince Edward and is survived by her husband and one son and two daughters: Mr. Stephen Snider, Mrs. W. Loveless and Mrs. S. Brant. These have the sympathy of very many friends in this bereavement. The funeral takes place from her late residence on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Snider Agnes M. 13/04/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., Agnes M., beloved wife of Huram Snider, aged 66 years and 1 month.
Stevenson James Hugh 11/05/1894 At Deseronto, on May 5th, 1894, James Hugh, infant son of john and Etta Stevenson, aged 6 months and 16 days.
Strachan Mrs. John(nee: Jones) 02/02/1894 Local Items: Mrs. John Strachan, who spent some time in Deseronto last summer visiting her daughter Mrs. E.F. Folkes, died last Monday at the residence on her brother, Professor Jones of Trinity University, Toronto. Mrs. Strachan, who was in her seventy-fifth year was in comparatively good health until Wednesday of last week when she was stricken down with an affection of the heart. Her death was painless. Mrs. Strachan was the daughter of the late Mr. Justice Jones, and married Mr. John Strachan, son of Bishop Strachon, and county judge of Huron. After her husband’s death in 1857 she removed to Toronto, where she resided with her brother Professor Jones. Her two daughters, Mrs. F. Folkes, of Deseronto and Miss Strachon of Toronto, survive her.
Toppings Thomas 11/05/1894 Deaths: At his residence, Bedford township, on the 4th inst., Mr. Thomas Toppings, aged 67 years.
Trumpour Richard 27/04/1894 Drowning Accident: Grant Covert and Richard Trumpour, two young men belonged to Big Island, were drowned about 10:50 o’clock Tuesday evening this week. It appears they were crossing Mosquito Bay in a duck boat and were using a sail when their craft for some cause or other capsized. Covert was a strong swimmer and it is thought he perished while trying to save his companion who was unable to swim. Their cries could be heard from each shore but assistance could not reach them in time. Trumpour’s body was found Wednesday forenoon and that of Covert was recovered in the afternoon. We understand Covert was the only support of his mother. The sad affair had cast a gloom over the whole district in which they resided.
Way Celestic 14/12/1894 Local Items: Miss Celestic Way, daughter of the late Adam Way, died of cancer at Solmesville, on the 3rd, inst., after an illness of two years. The remains were interred in the family plot in the Lazier cemetery, on the 5th inst.
Way Celestic 14/12/1894 At Solmesville, on the 3rd, inst., Celestic Way, daughter of the late Adam Way, aged 48 years.
Westmoreland Lawman 18/05/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., Lawman, son of Mrs. E.S. Westmoreland, aged 3 years and 10 months.
White John 28/09/1894 At Victoria, British Columbia, on the 24th inst., John White – Esquire, formerly representative of East Hastings in the House of Commons, aged 61 years.
White John 28/09/1894 Death of Mr. John White, Ex. M.P.: Mr. john white, Esquire M.P. for East Hastings, died on Monday, 24th inst., at Victoria B.C. Mrs. White on Monday afternoon received a telegram stating that her husband was very ill from kidney trouble and asking her to hurry to his bedside. Two hours later she received another despatch stating that Mr. White has passed away whilst undergoing an operation. It is though that the body will be embalmed and brought to Roslin for interment.John white was born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1833 and there received his education. Whilst a youth he immigrated to Canada and settled in this county, he finding employment as a laborer and afterwards learning the trade of a moulder in a foundry. After years later he started a business in Roslin, and gradually began to take an interest in public affairs, and so sharp and keen were the observations of the young Irishman that, when the Honorable Robert Read, who was elected at the confederation to represent East Hastings in the Commons, [&] was in 1871 appointed to the Senate, Mr. White was, although a Conservative, induced to take the field against Wellington Frizzell, a highly popular gentleman, who was the government candidate. Mr. Frizzell, feeling certain of defeat, retired, and Mr. White, although poor and inexperienced, was chosen to fill the vacant seat.In the following year there was a general election, and after one of the hardest political fights ever fought in Canada, in which Mr. White was opposed by Mr. Frizzell, conservative, and Mr. Thomas Holden, Reform, he was returned by a small majority. In 1874, the Pacific scandal election, he one more defeated Mr. Holden after a severe contest. In the “crowning mercy” of 1878, he polled 12 votes less than his appointment, Mr. W.R. Aylsworth of Deseronto, but was returned on an informality at some of the polls. The election was however recorded by the election courts, and in the contest which followed, he defeated Mr. Willett Farley, of Thurlow, whom he also defeated. In 1887 he was defeated by the late S. B. Burdett, Q.G. L.L.D., and did not again offer for Parliament. Besides fighting seven contests for Parliament, Mr. white took an active interest in municipal affairs. He was three times elected Reeve of Tyendinaga, and was a candidate in eleven township elections.

Besides his business at Roslin, Mr. White was for several years associated with his brother James in an agricultural implement factory in Madoc, but in late years he has been engaged in business operations in British Columbia.

In Orangeism, the deceased was also long prominent and after filling many minor offices, he was in 1874 elected Provincial Grand Master for Ontario East and a D.D.G.M. of the Grand Black Chapter of British America.

In 1856 he married Miss Esther Johnson of Roslin. He leaves, in addition to his widow, two sons and six daughters: Willie & John, Mrs. James Elliot of Prince Edward, Mrs. Hume of Campbellford; Mrs. Willoughby Anderson of Prince Edward; Miss Essie, a school teacher at Campbellford; Eliza and Emma, who reside at home. Two brothers wlurvive him, namely James of Madoc and Joseph who resides in the northern portion of the county. He was a member of the Mystic Lodge, No. 278, A.F. and A.M., of Roslin. The deceased carried a large life insurance.

John White was one of the most remarkable men of his time in this part of the country. But meagerly educated, he yet possessed all the sharpness and shrewdness characteristic of his countrymen and by the smartness of his speech and the honorable positions and won his way to the hearts of the people. Always a hard litter; he never asked for mercy. Yet withal he was kind and genial and many of his old-time opponents will join with his hosts of friends in mourning him and tendering to his widowed family and relatives their deepest sympathy in their sorrows.

White John 12/10/1894 John White=s Funeral: The funeral of the late john White – ex M.P. for Eat Hastings, took place at Roslin, Thursday, October 4th and was attended by a vast concourse of people from all parts of the Bay district. The casket containing the body arrived at Roslin on the Monday evening previous having been just one week crossing the continent, The funeral service was held at the home of the deceased by Rev. J. Black, Presbyterian minister at Roslin, assisted by Rev. A.S. Duprau. The latter clergyman, who is deputy grand Chaplain of the Grand Orange Lodge of British America preached the funeral sermon. The conduct of the procession was in charge of the Grand Lodge of Ontario East. All leading Orangemen of Eastern Ontario were present, including county and district officers. At the request of Mrs. White and family the bearers were chosen from Mr. White’s most intimate personal friends. They were: Messrs. A N. Reid, W.L. Hamilton, N.B. Falkiner, Chas. Hudson, of Belleville, Robert Gordon, Tweed and M. Hill, Shannonville… The various Liberal Conservative Assoc. of North East and West Hastings were represented. The end of the procession had not left Mr. White’s late residence when the head of it was at the graveyard, three quarters of a mile distant.The funeral service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Black; after which Hon. Mr. Bowell touchingly referred to a life-long acquaintance with the deceased.Hon, Mr. Bowell said that it was difficult….to speak of one with whom he had been so intimate was wth the deceased…from the time he came to Hastings [county] until so suddenly terminated. In lodge work and business matters he had known the decreased intimately and although he had his foibles like others…he was a true friend. It was their duty as brethren to bury the foibles and remember the estimable traits…as he..had found John White always ready to do his duty. As the head of a family, he [was] a kind and affectionate husband and father, anxious that his family should not only grow up respectable but that they would occupy positions second to none in the community. The deceased, he said, possessed wonderful natural ability and force of character…

He referred to the sanguine temperament of the deceased, which knew no such word as failure and which caused him to look upon the bright side of life, which with his industry and push was one of the reasons for his success.

He then referred to the great shock it was to him when he heard of the sudden death of his friends and tendered his deep sympathy to the stricken widow and hoped that she would bear her affliction with the resignation of those who believe in the Christian religion and closed with the wish that the children might emulate the good qualities of the father who had gone.

The Orange service was then read by Provincial grand Master, T.A. Kidd, Past Grand Master of British America, the Honorable M. Bowell and Grand Chaplain Rev. S. A. Duprau…..

Wilson Alice 23/03/1894 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., Alice , wife of Mr. Joseph Wilson, aged 29 years.
Wood James 26/10/1894 Deaths: In Sydenham, on the 19th inst., col. James Wood, aged 83 years
Woodstock John Henry 26/01/1894 Personals: John Henry woodcock, son of Mrs. Henry Woodcock, Thomas Street, passed very peacefully away on Thursday night of last week. Deceased had been for many years a sufferer from the fell disease, consumption. He had spent some years in michigan which he had twice visited in the interest of his health. His suffering were borne with becoming weakness and Christian fortitude. The funeral took place on sundayt and despite the very inclement weather there was a large attendance of friends and acquaintances. Services were conducted in the Methodist Church by Rev. R. Taylor. Deceased had at one time been a member of the citizen’s Band and that organization attended the funeral in a body playing the Dead March and other suitable selections. The remains were placed in the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery.
Woodcock John Henry 26/01/1894 Deaths: At Deseronto, on the 18th inst., John Henry Woodcock, aged 25 years, 8 months and 8 days.

1894 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Anderson S. Frances Hamilton 11/01/1895 Entered into rest, on Saturday morning, the 5th of January, 1895, S. Frances Hamilton Anderson, youngest daughter of the Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., in her 27th year.
Anderson Sophie Frances Hamilton 11/01/1895 In Memoriam: It was with feelings of the deepest regret that the community heard last Saturday of the death of Miss Sophie Anderson, youngest daughter of Rev. G. A. Anderson, M.A., the venerable rector of Tyendinaga Reserve. The deceased had in the fall suffered from a severe attack of la grippe, from which she recovered. Though not strong she attended to the usual preparations for Christmas in connection with the church, drilling the choir, decorating, etc. As a result she again contracted illness and typhoid fever followed. It was thought that the disease has been subdued, but being always delicate her enfeebled constitution could not bear the strain and death ensued from heart failure at 7 o’clock on Saturday morning, 5th inst. The deceased who was born on the Reserve and would have been 27 years of age on the 28th of this month, was always of a cheerful and amiable disposition. She was a young lady of superior talent; this being evidenced by the good taste and skill which she invariably showed in the decoration of Christ church on different occasions. The chancel at present exemplifies her skill in this respect. To the venerable incumbent of Tyendinaga the death of his daughter will be an irreparable loss, as she was his constant attendant and assistant in the work of his extensive parish. She was active in the Sunday School in which she conducted the infant class, while she was an active member of the choir and other organizations connected with church work. The funeral, which was conducted by Mr. John Dalton, of Deseronto, took place on Monday afternoon, a very large number of people from the Reserve, Deseronto and other parts of the district being present to pay the last tribute of respect. The casket, decorated with floral offerings was removed to Christ Church, where the beautiful service of the Church of England was conducted. The following clergymen were present upon the occasion and took part in the services: Rev. Rural Dean Stanton and Rev. H.B. Patton, B.A. of Deseronto; Rev. T. Godden, of Shannonville; and Rev. Canon Burke and Rev. A.L. Green of Belleville. The choir of St. Mark’s church very kindly aided that of Christ Church in the musical part of the service. A long procession accompanied the remains to the vault of Deseronto cemetery. The Tribune unties with a host of friends in extending its sympathy to the bereaved family.
Anderson S. 03/05/1895 Local Items: The body of the late Miss S. Anderson was taken from the Deseronto vault on Thursday afternoon and laid to rest in Christ church cemetery.
Anderson Mrs. 26/04/1895 Hillier: Mrs. Anderson, who lived with her daughter Mrs. R. Howe, was buried on the 18th [of April].
Armstrong Sarah 17/05/1895 District Items: Miss Sarah Armstrong, of Napanee, aged 76, died suddenly of paralysis on Sunday morning.
Auger Alfred 01/11/1895 Local Items: Alfred, son of Thomas Auger, died yesterday. The funeral takes place at 2 p.m. today to St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.
Auger Alfred 01/11/1895 At Deseronto, on October 31st, Alfred, son of Thomas Auger, aged 8 years and 9 months.
Baker Mrs. William (Mary) 22/02/1895 Local Items: Mrs. William Baker, of Roslin, died yesterday morning after a long illness. The deceased lady, who was the mother of Mrs. A.G. Knight of Deseronto, was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The funeral takes place this afternoon.
Baker Mary 22/02/1895 At Roslin, on February 21st, 1895, Mary, wife of Mr. William Baker, aged 72 years.
Baker William 08/03/1895 Local Items: Mr. William Baker, merchant, Demorestville, died yesterday.
Baker William 26/04/1895 At Kingston , on the 19th inst., William Baker, formerly of Roslin, aged 75 years.
Barnhart Thomas Lewis 23/08/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: Thomas Lewis, infant son of Albert and Mary Barnhart, was buried at Christ Church cemetery on Saturday, the 17th inst. The Rector of the Parish officiated.
Bartels Charles Morris 19/04/1895 At Deseronto, on the 14th inst., Charles Morris, infant son of Ebenezer and Delilah Bartels, aged 10 months and 9 days.
Bartels Mrs. Ebenezer(Delilah) 15/11/1895 Death of Mrs. E. Bartels: Mrs. Ebenezer Bartels, Main Street, died yesterday after a week’s illness of fever. Deceased, who was 23 years of age, was the daughter of Philip and Nancy Scrimshaw, of Deseronto Junction. She is survived by her husband and a daughter Rosie, aged seven years. The funeral takes place at 1 p.m. today. Rev. R. Taylor will conduct the services at the house, after which the remains will be removed to Mount Pleasant cemetery for interment. Friends unite in sympathy for the bereaved.
Bartels Delilah 15/11/1895 At Deseronto, on November 14th, 1895, Delilah, wife of Ebenezer Bartels, aged 22 years and 10 months.
Bartley Mrs. Rev. J.R. 24/05/1895 Local Items: James Mackie received a copy of the Edinburgh Scotchman containing a notice of the death of Mrs. Bartley, wife of Rev. J.R. Bartley, who filled the pulpit of the Church of the Redeemer for several weeks last autumn. It will be remembered that Mr. Bartley returned to Scotland on account of his wife’s illness; his many friends in Deseronto will regret to hear of this sad bereavement.
Bennett William 27/12/1895 William Bennett, South Napanee, died on the 19th, aged 64.
Benson Ephraim 20/09/1895 District Items: Ephraim, son of George Benson, Picton, died on the 8th, aged 18.
Bernier Preist 19/07/1895 At Deseronto, on the 16th inst., Preist Bernier, aged 79 years.
Bicknell Ernest 17/05/1895 District News: Ernest Bricknell died at Camden East on May 3rd.
Bicknell Henry 17/05/1895 District News: Henry Bicknell, Camden East, is dead.
Bird Peter 12/07/1895 District Items: Peter Bird of Picton, died on the 2nd, aged 76.
Blanchard Mrs. (Lydia)(nee Brant) 15/11/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: Mrs. Blanchard, a much respected resident of the reserve, was accidently killed on her way from the Belleville market on Saturday the 16th inst. She and her husband were driving quietly when a neighbor came behind the wagon to have a chat. Blanchard’s horses being frightened jumped on one side and Mrs. Blanchard was thrown out and instantly killed. The funeral on Tuesday to Christ Church and from there to the Deseronto vault was largely attended. Mrs. Blanchard was a daughter of James R. Brant and was in her 53 rd year. Mr. Blanchard and his daughter Maggie have the sympathy of the whole community in their irreparable loss.
Blanchard Lydia(nee Brant) 22/11/1895 At Thurlow, on the 16th inst., Lydia, wife of Thomas Blanchard of Tyendinaga Reserve, aged 52 years.
Boseby W.H. 15/11/189 News of the Day: W.H. Boseby, Belleville, succumbed to heart failure Wednesday. He had lived in Belleville during the sixty-seven years of his life.
Bowen Lily M. 25/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 22nd, inst., Lily M., wife of Daniel Bowen, aged 21 years , 8 months and 14 days.
Bowen Lily M. 15/11/1895 Local Items: Daniel Bowen desires, through these columns, to thank many friends for the great kindness extended to his wife during her illness and for much practical sympathy extended to himself during his bereavement.
Brant John P. 06/09/1895 Tyendinaga Resreve: The funeral of ex-chief John P. Brant on Sunday last at All Saints Church was attended by a large circle of friends.
Brant Mary Ethel 16/08/1895 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on August 10th, Mary Ethel, infant daughter of Jacob R. and Annie Brant, aged 1 month and 12 days.
Brennan Peter 15/02/1895 Melrose: The estate of the late Peter Brennan will be offered for sale by public auction at the office of the master of Chancery, on Tuesday, February 26th.
Briden Rev. William 15/11/1895 Dorland: Rev. William Briden, of Kingston, formerly of Adolphustown, died at his home in Kingston last Friday; quite a number from this part attended the funeral.
Britton Annie E.(nee: Clark) 30/08/1895 At Mount Pleasant, on the 27th inst., Annie E., wife of G. A. Britton, aged 25 years and 6 months.
Britton Mrs. G.A. (Annie E.)(nee: Clark) 30/08/1895 Obituary: It is our sad duty to record the death of Mrs. G. A. Britton who died at her residence, mount Pleasant, on Tuesday, aged 25 years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Annie E. Clark, a daughter of S.B. Clark, of Deseronto, was ill for only a few weeks. She was only married about five months ago. She was educated at the Brantford Institute and showed great aptitude in her studies, excelling in music. She officiated as organist for some time at the West End Mission. The funeral, which was under the direction of D.W. Dart, took place on Wednesday afternoon, religious services being conducted at the Mount Pleasant Church and the interment taking place in the adjoining cemetery. The bereaved husband and family have general sympathy in their great trouble.
Brown Elizabeth 11/01/1895 At Leinster, on Monday, January 7th, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Brown, aged 56 years.
Brown Elizabeth(nee: See) 11/01/1895 Obituary: Mrs. Brown, wife of Mr. Thomas Brown, died at her home in Leinster, township of Richmond, on the evening of Monday January 17th, after a long illness. The deceased whose maiden name was Elizabeth See, was born in Napanee and was deservedly held in high esteem by all who were acquainted with her. She is survived by her husband and eight children – six sons and two daughters – all of whom have widespread sympathy in their great bereavement. The remains were, on Wednesday, placed in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Brown George 02/08/1895 Local Items: George Brown, carpenter, Newburgh, was struck and instantly killed by a Grand Trunk train, about a mile from Napanee last Tuesday afternoon.
Brown W.B. 20/12/1895 District Items: W.B. Brown, farmer, of Hay Bay, whose skull was fractured in an accident on the 7th, died in Kingston General Hospital on the 13th, having never regained consciousness.
Burdett Mahala S. 12/04/1895 At Belleville, on April 10th, Mahala S. Burdett, aged 45 years.
Burgess Aleda May 17/05/1895 At Poughkeepsie, New York, on May 10th, of diphtheria, Aleda May, daughter of James D. and Eva A. Burgess, aged 6 years and 6 months.
Callaghan Arthur 05/04/1895 Obituary: Mr. Arthur Callaghan, of Campbellford, foreman of about 20 years for the Rathbun Company, and a man of splendid physique, died after a few days illness last week. He had been out in the Muskoka district on business, when he contracted a cold, which developed into pneumonia and resulted fatally after his return to Campbellford. Deceased, who was 47 years of age, was the son of Thomas Callaghan, 5th concession of Tyendinaga. He was held in high esteem by the Rathbun Company, who ever found him faithful and reliable. As a citizen, he enjoyed the respect of all classes. He was a member of the C.M.B.A., who attended his funeral in a body. A large circle of friends mourn his sudden and unexpected removal.
Gallaghan John P. 04/10/1895 At Lonsdale, on September 19th, John P. Callaghan, son of Dennis Callaghan, aged 14 years, 6 months and 4 days.
Campbell Mrs. 08/02/1895 At Roslin, Ontario, at the residence of her son-in-law, William Shilbeer, on the 27th January, 1895, Mrs. Campbell, aged 95 years.
Campbell Mrs. 08/02/1895 Roslin: Mrs. Campbell aged 95, after a lingering illness, passed away on Sunday January 27th. She lived with her son-in-law William Shilbeer at Roslin for over fifteen years. The funeral was held at Roslin on Tuesday.
Carnahan Leighton Roy 29/11/1895 At Northbrook, township of Kaladar, on November 24th, 1895, Leighton Roy, only child of Aaron e. & Jessie Carnaham, of Deseronto, aged 4 years, 11 moths and 18 days.
Carnahan Leighton Roy 29/11/1895 Bereaved: Mr. & Mrs. Aaron E. Carnahan, Thomas Street, returned yesterday from Northbrook, Kaladar township. While visiting there their little boy and only child Leighton Roy took ill of typhoid fever to which he succumbed on Sunday last. He was five years of age and a bright little fellow. The remains were interred at the Flinton cemetery. The parents will have general sympathy in their store bereavement.
Cassidy Mrs. 08/11/1895 Marysville: Mrs. Cassidy, an old lady about seventy years of age, died at her home near here on Sunday morning. Her remains were taken to Centreville for interment.
Chalmers Captain 16/08/1895 Local Items: Captain Chalmers, of Adolphustown village, father of Reeve Chalmers, died on Tuesday. Last Friday while he was unloading grain in the barn something went wrong with the fork and it broke striking him on the side. He lingered until Tuesday morning. Deceased was well known in the district having been a captain of the lakes for many years.
Clark[e] Mrs. Robert 15/03/1895 Emmonsville: We deeply regret the departure of one of the most respected women in this neighborhood in the person of Mrs. Robert Clarke, who for the past eleven months has been gradually declining from the effects of an ulcerated stomach,. Her spirit took its flight at five o’clock on Sunday morning. The funeral services were ably conducted by Rev. W.J. Saunders at Shannonville on Tuesday, after which the remains were placed in the vault. The vicinity at large mourns her loss and express heart-felt sympathy for the bereaved family.
Clark [e] Mrs. Robert 03/05/1895 Shannoville: The remains of the late Mrs. Robert Clark[e] were brought from the vault on Monday last and interred in the cemetery here.
Clarke C.E. 08/02/1895 Shannonville: The memorial service for the late Mr. C.E. Clarke will be conducted in the Methodist church on Sunday evening next.
Clark [e] C.E. 03/05/1895 Shannoville: The remains of the late C.E. Clark[e] were brought from the vault on Monday last and interred in the cemetery here.
Clark [e] Charles Dorland 12/07/1895 Deaths: At West Plain, on July 7th, 1895, Charles Dorland Clark[e], aged 31 years.
Clarke Charles Dorland 12/07/1895 Obituary: Charles Dorland Clarke died at his residence at West Plain, County Lennox, on Sunday 7th inst., after a short illness, the disease being diabetes. Deceased who was thirty-one years of age was a blacksmith by trade and for a year or so resided on Maple Avenue, Deseronto. He was a son-in-law of Peter Lasher, formerly of [?][Deseronto] now of Lime Lake. He is survived by his wife only, their seven children being all dead. He was a very industrious, inoffensive citizen. He was a member of the Court Deseronto, No. 93, Independent Order of Foresters, having been transferred from Court Marlbank, in August, 1894. Bro. James Strokes, D.S.G.R., of Court Deseronto, drove out on Monday and made the necessary arrangements in connection with the funeral, etc. The widow will receive from the Independent foresters the sum of one thousand dollars insurance, and fifty dollars sick and funeral benefits,. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the remains being interred at Marlbank, under the auspices of Court Marlbank, I.O.F. Many Deseronto friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved wife in this great affliction.
Carscallen Marcia(nee: Pringle) 27/09/1895 Death of Mrs. A.W. Carscallen: After a long illness, which she bore with Christian resignation, Marcia Pringle, wife of A.W. Carscallen, M.P. for north Hastings, passed away to the better land on Saturday night, at her home in Marmora. Deceased, who was in the fiftieth year of her age, was a lady of amiable disposition and was widely esteemed. She was taken ill two years ago with pulmonary trouble and all that loving kindness could do to lessen her sufferings and restore her health was done. Last spring her devoted husband and daughter accompanied the sufferer to Pasadena, California, in the hope that the genial climate of that famous resort would restore her health; but the trip was without avail and she returned about the 1st of July to her home where she had since remained, slowly sinking. Mrs. Carscallen’s husband, one son and one daughter survive her. She and her husband married about twenty years ago. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended. Friends in all parts of the district unite in extending sympathy.
Carter Arthur 20/12/1895 The late Arthur Carter was for many years a teacher in the Methodist Sunday School in Deseronto. He also filled the position of Sunday School superintendent at Fesserton. Rev. James Allen paid a touching tribute to his memory before the remains were removed from Toronto.
Carter Arthur 20/12/1895 Personals: George J. Carter went to Toronto on the reception of the news of his brother’s death and accompanied the remains to Deseronto.
Carter Arthur 20/12/1895 The Death of Arthur Carter: Arthur Carter, a former resident of Deseronto, died very suddenly in Toronto last Friday, 13th inst., Mr. Carter – who was a carriage builder – since leaving Deseronto has been working at Fesserton with his brother and at Toronto with the Massey – Harris Company. He had been out of work of late and hearing of a chance of a situation, he started off to Weese’s Carriage Shop, corner of Tecumseth Street and Mitchell Ave., Toronto. He has worked rapidly and was a little excited and on entering the shop complained of a pain around his heart and sat down on a chair. and shortly afterwards fell heavily forward striking his head as he fell. A post mortem examination was held and death from heart disease was pronounces the cause of death. Deceased has not been strong for some time and it was feared that his cutting off would come suddenly. The remains were brought to Deseronto by the Saturday night express. Deceased, who was 47 years of age, was predeceased by his wife – a Miss Cottenden, of kingston – about two years ago, her death having occurred at Fesserton. He is survived by four children – one son and three daughters. He was of an unassuming disposition and a wide circle of friends regret his sudden removal. He was a member of the Order of Independent Foresters, in which he was insured for $1,7000. He also carried benefits in the Massy-Harris Company. The funeral, which was numerously attended, took place on Sunday afternoon from the resdience3 of is brother-in-law, Marshall Woodcock, Main Street. The members of the Court Deseronto, No. 93, I.O. F., attended in a body. The funeral was under the direction of D.W. Dart. Religious services were conducted at the house and subsequently at the Methodist Church by Rev. R. Taylor, after which the casket was placed in the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery.
Claus Larence 12/04/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: The body of the late Larence [sic] Claus was taken from the Deseronto vault on the 5th inst,., and deposited in Christ Church burying grounds in the presence of a number of friends and relatives.
Claus Mary 07/06/1895 The sudden death of Mary, oldest daughter of William Claus, under most distressing circumstances, has cast a gloom over the Reserve.
Claus Mary 07/06/1895 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 3rd inst., Mary Claus, aged 21 years.
Clement Frank Daniel 05/07/1895 Obituary: It is with no ordinary feelings of regret that we chronicle the death of Frank Daniel clement, one of the most respected residents of the town. The deceased had suffered during the winter from an attack of la grippe which, although it left some traced, was in time overcome. Nice or ten weeks ago he caught cold which was followed by an attack of mild malarial or typhoid fever. From this he did not recover as rapidly as expected and though able to be about he was very weak. It was thought a change would be beneficial and he went down to spend a few weeks at Portsmouth where Mrs. Clement’s people reside. While there he suffered a relapse and in spite of everything that medical skill could suggest he gradually grew weaker and finally succumbed to the disease about one o’clock on Tuesday morning, 2nd inst. It was with the deepest regret that the news was heard in Deseronto. Mr. Clement had always been a strong, powerful looking man and that such a person should have been cut off was a painful surprise. Deceased, who was thrity0seven years of age, was the son of the late Cornelius ?clement and was born in Camden township not far from Napanee. When eight years of age he moved with his father’s family to their farm on the Napanee Road, about a mile from Deseronto. Here he remained until about ten or twelve years ago [when] he joined his brother, George, in the building business. He married Miss Janet Croft, of Portsmouth, by whom and one son he is survived. The remains were brought to Deseronto on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, religious services being conducted at the house by Rev. R. Taylor, assisted by Rev. W.S. McTavish. A large concourse of friends had assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. The bearers were: Jas. E. Richardson, Thomas Gilbert, George Gunyou, A.S. Valleau, R.N. Irvine and E.W. Scott. The remains were interred in the family plot in the Van de Bogart Cemeter. The widow and her boy have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great affliction.
Clement Frank D. 05/07/1895 At Portsmouth, on July 2, 1895, Frank D. Clement, of Deseronto, aged 37 years and 7 months.
Clement Lyle 04/10/1895 Local Items: Mr. and Mrs. Chas Clement have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in the loss of their only child.
Clement Lyle 04/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 30th inst., Lyle, son of Charles & Ida Clement, aged 10 months and 17 days.
Cole Mrs. Daniel 16/08/1895 District Items: Mrs. Daniel Cole, of the 4th concession of Tyendinaga, died on the 6th inst., aged 74.
Cole Elizabeth E.(nee: Coxall) 20/09/1895 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., Elizabeth E., wife of the late James Cole, aged 63 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Cole Mrs. James Sr.(nee: Elizabeth E. Coxall) 20/09/1895 Obituary: Mrs. James Cole Sr., died at her residence, Dundas Street, on Thursday, 12th inst. Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth E. Coxall, was a native of North Fredericksburg and was twice married, her first husband being James Denaldson [Donaldson?] who, with his two sons, was killed in an explosion at Oil Springs, PA. She afterwards married James Cole who died about thirteen years ago. After his death she came to Deseronto where she has since made her residence. About the 18th of June last she took ill and had been in a serious condition until the time of her death, her disease being dropsy. The deceased lady was the mother o thirteen children eight by her first and five by her second husband. Five of the former survive: William Donaldson, of Deseronto; Mrs. Lucas of Yarker; Mrs. Hall and Flinda Donaldson of New York and Mary in California. All her children by her second husband are living and reside in Deseronto: Edward, Amzi, James, Milo, and Mrs. Irvine Hudson. She bore her sufferings with Christian submission and was conscious almost to the very last. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. It was very numerously attended. Services were held in the Methodist Church, Rev. R. Taylor officiating, after which the remains were removed to the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were Messrs. Bradshaw, Simmons, Wallbridge, Chapman, Lowrey and Reynolds. Mr. Dart directed the funeral arrangements.
Cox Eliza Sherwood 25/10/1895 At Foxboro, on the 22nd inst., Eliza Sherwood, relict of the late James Cox, aged 86 years.
Culhane Edward 17/05/1895 Marysville: Last week Mr. Edward Culhane was brought from Kingston to the home of his uncle, Mr. J. McCallum, where he passed way on Wednesday morning.
Culhane Edward J. 17/05/1895 Obituary: Edward J. Culhane, of this town, died at the residence o his uncle John McCallum, Marysville, on Wednesday, 15th inst. Deceased, who was a victim of consumption, had been in the hotel Dieu Hospital all winter and about a week ago was brought to his uncles’s residence. The winter before that he spent in California in order to check, if possible, the disease, but all to no purpose. Deceased was a saddler by trade and during the past few years had a shop in Deseronto. He was of a genial, unassuming disposition and very popular with his young companions. His death, at the early age of 28 years, is lamented by a large circle of friends. He was a brother of Thomas P. Culhane, of the Big Store office. The funeral takes place at 10 a.m. today from Marysville to St. Patrick’s church, Napanee. The remains will be interred in the Napanee cemetery.
Culhane Edward J. 17/05/1895 At Marysville, on the 15th inst., Edward J. Culhane, aged 28 years.
Culkeen Joseph 07/06/1895 Drowned, on Sunday, June 2nd, at the 4th concession of Tyendinaga, Joseph, son of John Culkeen, aged 19 years.
Culkeen Joseph 07/07/1895 Sad Drowning Accident: On Sunday afternoon, Joseph Culkeen, aged nineteen, son of John Culkeen, 4th concession of Tyendinaga, was drowned in Parks Creek. With two others he had gone bathing when he was seized by cramps and sank to the bottom. His companions were unable to extend any assistance. His untimely death is greatly deplored as he was an only son and the sole assistance to his father who is ver infirm, owing to severe illness.
Dafoe Mrs. Wilson 02/08/1895 District Items: Mrs. Wilson Dafoe, of S. Fredericksburg, died July 23, aged 64.
Dainard Mrs. 15/02/1895 Roslin: Mrs. Dainard, of Sidney, who had been ailing for nearly a year, died on February 2nd and was buried on the 5th.
Davis Cornelius 29/11/1895 Fozboro: Cornelius Davis, one of the oldest residents of the county, died here on the 22nd, having reached the patriarchal age of 96. He had been a resident of Ontario all his life. He formerly resided in Sidney but for the past years has resided here with his son. The funeral took place on Saturday, Rev. Mr. Cowsert, Baptist minister at Belleville, officiating.
Deacy [Deasy] Mrs. Thomas(nee: Sweeney) 05/04/1895 Marysville: We are grieved to have to chronicle the sad news of the sudden death of Mrs. Thomas Deacy, an old and esteemed resident of our village. She was suddenly taken ill on Wednesday while dining and on Friday evening passed peacefully away in spite of the united efforts of physicians and kind friends. She is survived by her husband, one son and four daughters who have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their bereavement. Rev. Father Mackay of Belleville, the former pastor of St. Mary’s attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Deacy, on Sunday.
Deasy Mrs. Thomas(nee: Sweeney) 05/04/1895 Mrs. Thomas Deasy, of Marysville, was stricken with apoplexy on Wednesday of last week, and without regaining consciousness, she passed away on Friday, March 29th, aged 65 years. The deceased lady, who was most deservedly held in great esteem by a large circle of friends in this district, was the youngest daughter of the late John Sweeney, Esquire, one of the first settlers on the Gravel Road, in Tyendinaga and a very influential resident of the district. At his death she was left the old homestead and it is a rather remarkable fact that she was born and married in the same house, in which she also lived until called away by death. She leaves a loving husband, one son and four daughters to mourn their sad bereavement. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was attended by a cast concourse from all parts of the district, about 90 rigs being in the procession. The bearers were: Messrs. J.M. Hurley, of Thurlow; George Anderson, James Darcy, Patrick Farrell and Bernard McGuinness, of Marysville; and J.S. Meagher, of Deseronto. Religious services were conducted at St. Mary’s Church by Rev. Father Quinn. The venerable Father Mackey, of Belleville, was also present on the occasion.
Deans Wilbert 19/04/1895 At Deseronto, on April 12th, 1895, Wilbert, son of Paul and Samantha Deans, aged 1 year, 3 months and 14 days.
Debow Thomas 12/07/1895 District Items: Thomas Debow, aged 29, died on Napanee on July 3. Remains interred at Belleville.
Dewitt Albert 08/11/1895 District Items: Albert, son of John Dewitt, of Wilton, died in Kingston General Hospital on Sunday. Within six weeks the whole family, save one son, who lives in the western states and the father have been removed by typhoid fever. The father himself is still in the hospital suffering from the disease.
Dewitt Mrs. John 27/09/1895 District Items: Mrs. John Dewitt, of Wilton, died very suddenly, having suffered a relapse of typhoid fever.
Dibloi 14/06/1895 District Items: an old Indian woman names Dibloi, died in Napanee last week.
Doney Mrs. Mary 15/02/1895 Solmesville: Mrs. Mary Doney, formerly of this place, died at Shannonville, on Wednesday February 13th. The funeral will be held Friday, 15th inst., The remains will be interred in the Lazier burying ground near Northport.
Doney Mrs. [?] 22/02/1895 Shannonville: The funeral of Mrs. Doney whose death occurred on Wednesday 13th took place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. Barber, on Friday and was largely attended, the interment taking place at Northport.
Dorn William 20/09/1895 Local Items: C.O. Dorn received the intelligence of the death of his nephew, William Dorn, of Sloansville, New York. Deceased died at the home of his son in Atlanta, Georgia, whether he had gone, thinking that the change would be beneficial. He was a Sir Knight in the Masonic Lodge of Schenectady and over sixty masons from Schoharie and Schenectady went to Sloansville to attend the funeral and conduct the services at the grave. The lodges also passes very eulogistic resolutions on the death of their brother. Mr. Dorn leaves a large family.
Doyle Jonas James 09/08/1895 Death of J.J. Doyle: Jonas James Doyle, a well known and respected resident of Richmond township, died from consumption at his residence, 7th concession, near Kingsford, on Saturday August 3rd. Deceased, who was thirty-nine years of age, was the son of John Doyle, of Richmond, was deservedly held in high esteem by all classes in the district and was one of the most popular young men in Lennox. He was a member of the Church of England and was ever ready to aid any church work. He was also a faithful member of the Orange Order and in politics a Conservative, his party being under great obligation to him for valuable services. For some time he acted as assessor for Richmond Township and had frequently been invited to represent the ratepayers in the council, an honor which, however, he declined. He was agent in his district for Noxon Bros., manufacturers of agricultural implements. His wife died about two years ago and he is survived by two children, a boy and a girl, aged four and six years, respectively. Deceased was a brother of A.W.H. Doyle and the Misses Doyle, of Deseronto. The funeral took place on Monday forenoon and was one of the largest ever seen in this district, over one hundred rigs being in the procession which was over a mile in length. The bearers were: Jas. McCullough, Jas. Killorin, Chas. McBride, Thos. Fennell, Wm. Ballance,&Robert Ballance. After devotional services at the house the casket was conveyed to he Selby Church where Rev. Robert Atkinson preached the funeral sermon, the remains being subsequently interred in the cemetery near the church. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mr. Dart, of Deseronto.
Doyle Jonas James 09/08/1895 At Kingsford, on the 3rd inst., Jonas James Doyle, aged 39 years.
Driscoll Catherine(nee: Drummy) 03/05/1895 At Marysville, on April 27th, 1895, catherine, beloved wife of Charles Driscoll, aged 51 years and 3 months.
Driscoll Mrs. Charles(nee: Drummy) 03/05/1895 Death of Mrs. Charles Driscoll of Marysville: It was with general regret that people in this district heard of the death of Mrs. Charles Discoll, of Marysville, the sad event having occurred at 6 o’clock, on the morning of Saturday, April 27th. The deceased lady had been at Deseronto market on the Tuesday previous and on her return home was taken with a sore throat which took a serious form, her condition soon becoming critical. She is survived by her husband, who is in ill health, and by six children, two sons and four daughters, the youngest about eleven years of age. The deceased, whose maiden name was Catherine Drummy, was the daughter of the late Nicholas Drummy, one of the pioneers of Tyendinaga, who settled in the township on 1838. Her mother , who had reached the advanced age of 90 years, still survives. The funeral which took place on Sunday afternoon to st. Mary’s church was largely attended, over eighty rigs being in the procession. Rev. Father Quinn officiated at the service. The bereaved family have general sympathy in their great affliction.
Drummey Mabel 10/05/1895 Marysville: On Saturday, May 4th, Mabel Drummey, oldest daughter of Timothy Drummey, passed peacefully away after an illness of two weeks,. She was at first stricken with la grippe, which soon became critical and was at length pronounced brain fever. The deceased was teen years and five months old and is deeply mourned by a large circle of friends and comrades, having been a general favorite with all. The funeral took place on Monday morning, there being over forty rigs in the procession. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community. The pall bearers were her six cousins.
Drummey Mabel 10/05/1895 At Marysville, on May 4th, 1895, Mabel, eldest daughter of Mr. Timothy Drummey, aged 10 years and 5 months.
Dunn M.C. 20/09/1895 Death of M.C. Dunn: A telegram was received on Wednesday announcing the death at 1:30 a.m. that day, of Michael C. Dunn, at the residence of his son-in-law, George Shay, Vancouver B.C. Deceased left Deseronto about four years ago for the Pacific coast and had resided in British Columbia all that time. He formerly resided in Deseronto where for some time he was millwright and subsequently superintendent of the Big Mill. He was acknowledged to be a very skillful millwright and well posted in all departments of mill work. He had been ailing for three years, suffering from Bright’s disease. About a month ago he fell and fractured his arm. The bones were reset but did not knit together and it was thought amputation might be necessary. It is possible that such was the case and in his weak state the shock proved too great. Deceased , who was about sixty years of age was twice married. Two sons and four daughters, tow of the latter being married, by his first wife reside in Vancouver. His second wife and her son Harry are in Deseronto. The funeral takes place today. The family will have the sympathy of many friends in this bereavement.
Dunning A.B. 12/07/1895 Death of A.B. Dunning: A.B. Dunning, of Stanford, Welland County, a fruit grower, fell dead on Geddes= Wharf, Toronto, last Monday evening. He had been spending a day or two in the city, and not feeling well called on Dr. Garrett who prescribed for a weak heart. He went down to take the 4:40 boat for Niagara and was walking slowly along the wharf when he fell forward on his face. Patrol Sergt. Geddes picked him up, carried him into Geddes= office and summoned medical assistance, but life was extinct. Coroner Young decided that an inquest was not necessary and the body was sent to his home Tuesday. Deceased was once a resident of Toronto and of Sophiasburg, Prince Edward County, He was 68 years old and leaved a widow but no family.
Ellis Mr. J. Dorland 03/05/1895 At Deseronto, on April 30th, 1895, Mr. J. Dorland Ellis, aged 74 years.
Ellis J.D. 03/05/1895 Local Items: Mr. J.D. Ellis, an old resident of Deseronto, passed away on Monday night after a month’s illness, aged 74 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday to Huffman’s Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Draper, of Minneapolis.
Emerson Samuel G. 25/10/1895 Death of S.G. Emerson: The sad intelligence was received here on Tuesday of the death of Samuel G. Emerson. Deceased, who has of late years been a member of the firm of Campbell & Emerson, dealers in agricultural implements etc., had been away from home on a business trip when seized with bilious cholic. He returned home when his case soon became critical, other complications having set in. Despite all the efforts of the best medical skill, he contained to grow weaker and death intervened on Tuesday morning. Deceased was a brother of W.J. Emerson, formerly teacher in Deseronto, at one time resided in Tyendinaga, near Blessington where he carried on farming. A few years ago he removed to Tweed where he proved himself a man of great business energy and capacity. He was twice married, his second wife being Miss Jennie Bradshaw, daughter of David Bradshaw, of Deseronto, by whom he is survived as well as by three children . The bereaved widow and family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great affliction.
Emerson S.G. 08/11/1895 The Late S.G. Emerson: The Tweed News in its obituary notice of the late S.G. Emerson states that deceased was taken ill at Renfrew on Saturday 12th October from a severe attack of biliousness and indigestion. After intense suffering he died on October 22nd notwithstanding all the efforts of medical skill. Mr. Emerson was of Irish parentage and was born on the 3rd concession of Tyendinaga on April 8, 1842. He was a son of the late James and Mary Emerson. When a child his parents moved to the 4th concession of Tyendinaga where he spent his boyhood days and received his early education. At the age of 19 he left the farm and went to Chicago where he engaged in the carpenter trade. He was there only a short time when his employer placed him in charge of the southern states to superintended the building of hospitals. At the time of the Fenian Raids, at his mother’s wish, he returned to Canada and engaged in farming at the homestead. On December 21st, 1869, he married Emeline Rebecca Stickney, daughter of the late Reuben Stickney, of Shannonville. In 1882, he left the farm and moved to Belleville and engaged in the sale of agricultural implements in partnership with N.W. Lazier, but in three years he became sole proprietor. It was during these years that he purchased the patent for Canada of a hay car from W.G. Recker, of Rochester, New York.On November 10, 1885, Mrs. Emerson died, leaving four children. On May 4, 1887, he married Miss Jeanie Bradshaw, daughter of David Bradshaw, of Deseronto. In 1888 he disposed of his business in Belleville and again moved to his farm in Tyendinaga where he resided until March, 1892, when he moved to Tweed where in partnership with W.F. Campbell he carried on the manufacture of hay-carriers and sale of agricultural implements. Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist Church and was also a member of the A.O.U.W. Besides one brother, W.J. Emerson, of Gladstone, Manitoba and two sisters, Mrs. William McMullen of Winnipeg and Mrs. Samuel Dawson of Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He leaves a wife and four children, the surviving children being Walter who resided at Canandaigua, New York, Harry, Mary and Willie at home. He had four children by his first wife and two by the second. The funeral was largely attended. The bearers being members of the A.O.U.W. Lodge.
English Mrs. John 02/08/195 Melrose: Mrs. John English died last Sunday evening, at the advanced aged of 66 years. She has had poor health for nearly four years but during the last few months she suffered a great deal and death to her was a relief. The remains were interred on Tuesday in the private burying ground of the family. The services being conducted by the Rev. Mr. McArthur. A husband and a family of seven survive to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.
Evans John 05/07/1895 District Items: John Evans, of Croydon, died on the 19th of June, aged 70, leaving a wife, three daughters and eight sons to mourn his loss. He was a very successful farmer.
Fairbairn Robert 10/05/1895 Local Items: James Fairbairn and Mrs. Robert Geddis were summoned to Newburgh on Saturday by the illness of their father, Mr. Robert Fairbairn, who died on Sunday morning after an illness of only a week, heart failure intervened. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the remains being moved to Picton for interment.
Fairbairn Robert 10/05/1895 At Newburgh, on the 5th inst., Mr. Robert Fairbairn, aged 79 years and 5 months.
Farrell Catehrine Amelia(nee: Anderson) 21/07/1895 At Deseronto, on Friday, June 14th, 1895, Catherine Amelia Anderson, wife of John Farrell, aged 36 years, 5 months and 4 days.
Finnigan James 01/02/1895 Read: Mrs Jas Finnigan, of Albert, a brother of Mrs. John Smith, after a long and painful illness, passed peacefully away on Sunday night. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to his wife in her heartfelt bereavement who, together with four small children, is left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father,
Foote Lucy May 22/11/1895 At Deseronto, on November 20th, 1895, Lucy May, youngest daughter of Luman Foote, aged one year/
Forshee George R. 15/11/1895 District Items: George R. Forshee, formerly of the Bay of Quinte district, died at Chicago, October 22nd.
Foster Elizabeth 01/03/1895 Solmesville: Elizabeth foster died last Wednesday afternoon. The funeral takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Lazier burying ground.
Foster Fernie F. 11/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst., Fernie F., daughter of W.H. Foster, aged 3 years, 8 months and 7 days.
Fox Mrs. Lois 26/07/1895 Bethel: Another of our old and respected residents gone with the great majority, Mrs. Lois fox. She had nearly completed her 93rd year.
Fox Patrick 07/06/1895 At Deseronto, on the 2nd inst., Patrick, son of Patrick Fox, aged 10 years and 4 months.
Freeman W.T. 16/08/1895 District Items: W. t. Freeman, market gardener, 2nd concession of Thurlow is dead, He was a Cumean[?] [war] veteran
French Edward Clement 26/04/1895 Death of Mr. E.C. French: With sadness we chronicle the death of Mr. Edward Clement French who passed away about 8 o’clock, on the morning of Friday, 19th inst., after a lingering illness of several months duration. The intelligence ofthe sad evenitt, though not unexpected, was heard with deep regret bt all classes in the community. Deceased who was born at Bergen, new Jersey, Feburary 18th, 1858, was the son of the late Rev. E. W. Frank, D.D. , pastor of the Preasbyterian Church of Bergen Heights, Jersey City. Dr. French will be remembered by many in Deseronto, as he frequently visisted here and often preached in the old Union Church. He also assisted at the ceremony of the Redeemer. He was greatly beloved and respeceted by his ongregation and died in 1885. Dr. Frank’s father was a Presbyterian minister and his brother is also a Presbyterian clergyman in Newark. The mother of the ddeceased died in 1858. Shewas a daughter of W.T. Merrifield, Sequire, of Worchester, Mass. , who, though 88 years of age, is still wonderfully active and vigorous, The subject of this sketch came to Deseronto about 12 years ago, entering upon duties in the office of the Rathbun Company. He was the first manager of the Deseronto chemical works in which he took a great uinterest. Upon his reutrn from California where he spent some time for the benefit of his health, he became Canadian manager for the Babcock and Wilcox company, of New York, a position he retained until a few weeks before his death. He took great delight in music and plated very skillfully on the pipe organ. About twop years ago, his health began to fail and it was evident that diesease was making headway. During the past winter, which was spent in montreal, consumption of the throat set in and despite the best medical attendance it made rapid progress. A few weeks ago he came home to Deseronto. He continued to grwo weaker and weaker, thogh dr. Newton, who was constantly in attendance, did everything that medical skill coild suggest to alleviate the pain and give tmeporary relief. The suffereer bore his sufferings, often with a curteous ocnsideraiton for thsoe about him wichi could not be elicit admiration. He was sustained all through his illness by a simple child-like faith in his saviour. His faculties remained bright and clear until a veryt few minutes before his death and his end was peace. Deceased was married on October 22nd, 1884, to Miss Louise Rathbun, their marriage being the first to take place in the Churhc of the redeemer, Deseronto. He is survived by his wife and also by his son Guy Merrifield, now in his 6th year, their oldest child having died in infancy. The bereaved wife has general symapthy in her affliction.The funeral took palce on Saturday afternoon and in accordance wit hthe expressed desire of the deceased, ,was of a simple character and as free from parade possible. Religious services were conducted at the house after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mr. john Dalton, undertaker.
French Edward Clement 26/04/1895 At Deseronto on the 19th inst., Edward Clement French, aged 37 years.
Galbraught Jossph 02/08/1895 District Items: Joseph Galbraught, of Croydon, died last week after a lingering illness.
Gault James 15/03/1895 Personals: Mrs. Thomas Dell, of Toronto, came to Deseronto to attend the funeral of her nephew, the late Mr. James Gault.
Gault James 15/03/1895 Personals: Mrs. W.H. Gore, of Toronto is in town, being summoned here by the death of her brother, Mr. James Gault.
Gault James 15/03/1895 At Deseronto, on March 12th, Mr. James Gault, aged 42 years.
Gault James 15/03/1895 Death of Mr. James Gault: sympathy of the It is with feelings of sorrow that we chronicle the death of James Gault, one the best known citizens of Deseronto. Few events have ever cast such a deep gloom over this community. There was so many pathetic circumstances with his removal that the most thoughtless could not but be compelled to ponder the brevity and uncertainty of human life. That one so active and healthy should be cut off be disease in one short week was altogether unexpected. On Tuesday of last week he had been busy at his duties and performed an unusually large amount of work. In the evening he complained of being unwell and next day found him worse. Dr. Newton soon perceived that his condition was critical. On Thursday he was worse and other medical men were consulted. The disease made steady progress and on Saturday morning the operation for appendicitis was performed by Dr. K. Fenwick, of Kingston, assisted by Dr. Newton, Yeomans and Grant. As the patient had always been a very healthy man it was fondly hoped by al that he would recover. Misses Wemp and Hudson, two of the best nurses in Belleville Hospital, attended him and everything that medical skill could suggest was employed to prevent fatal consequences. His case became one of public concern, his name being on every lip and hope ran high. But Providence had ordered otherwise, and on Monday afternoon it was evident that his days were numbered. The inflammation could not be checked and steadily extended through his system and about 7 o’clock on Tuesday morning he breathed his last. He was quite conscious almost to the last and during his sickness showed wonderful cheerfulness and a firm faith in his Redeemer. The news of his death soon spread and evoked expressions of heartfelt regret from all in the community. The deceased was the son of the late John Gault and was born in Tyendinaga, March 5th, 1853. His mother still resides in Deseronto. At an early age he came to Deseronto and worked for a time with the Rathbun Company. He then went to Napanee where for some time he was engaged in the lime-burning business. Returning to Deseronto he embarked in the livery business, and by careful management made it a great success, gradually accumulating a fine property. His genial, obliging manner endeared him to all. He had a bright smile and pleasant word for every one he met and was deservedly respected by all classes in the community. He married Miss Alice Dunham, of Napanee, by whom is he survived. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon and was one of the largest ever witnessed in Deseronto. Many came from Napanee, Picton, Belleville, Shannonville,etc. To pay their respects. The funeral was under the direction of the Order of Independant Oddfellows, the deceased having been a member of Napanee Lodge, No. 86. The members of that lodge and Deseronto lodge, No. 102, turned out in large numbers and headed the procession which left the house at 3.m., religious services having been conducted by Revs. Rural Dean Standton, G.A. Anderson and H.B. Patton. Large numbers of sympathetic spectators lined the route. At St. Mark’s Church a very large congregation was already assembled and the sacred edifice could not contain one-half of those who wished to attend. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. H.B. Patton, who took as his text, Ps. 23:4, d educing many practical lessons for the occasion. The casket being taken from the church, the procession proceeded to the Deseronto Cemetery, where the remains were conspired to the vault. The usual service prescribed by the Oddfellows Ritual was conducted by Bro. G.A. Cliff, of Napanee Lodge, taking part of the Nobel Grand, while Bro,. Rev. R. Taylor, of Deseronto Lodge, acted as chaplain. The bearers were Bros. J. R. Dafoe, William Davis, & Robert Dickson, of Napanee Lodge, and Bros. R.H. Bogart, George Gunyou & James E. Richardson, of Deseronto Lodge. The floral offerings on the occasion were of a most beautiful and appropriate character. The sympathy of the whole community is extended to the sorrowing wife ain her great bereavement.
Gaylord Emily 04/10/1895 Sudden Death: Emily Gaylord, only daughter of Luther Gaylord, Main street, died very suddenly last Friday evening after a very brief illness. The funeral took place on Sunday, religious services being conducted at St. Mark’s Church by Rev. J.H. Coleman, after which the remains were interred in the Deseronto Cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. Mr. [L?] Gaylord [has been seriously] ill for the past few weeks.
Gaylord Emily 04/10/1895 Card: I desire to thank the many friends who rendered so much sympathetic assistance on the occasion of the death of my sister; and for the many kindness to my father during his present severe illness. I can assure them that all this kindness had been greatly appreciated by myself and the other members of the family John Gaylord October 1, 1895
Gaylord Emily 04/10/1895 At Deseronto, on September 27th, Emily, only daughter of L. Gaylord, aged 16 years and 6 months,.
Gaylord Luther 11/10/1895 Death of Luther Gaylord: Luther Gaylord died at his residence, Main Street, Friday, October 4th, having been ill of malarial fever for about six weeks. Deceased, who was fifty-five years of age, was born in the township of Ernestown. He was a miller by trade and was four fourteen years with Robert & John R. Grange at their mills in Tamworth. He also spent five years at Forest Mills. About eight years ago he came to Deseronto where he was employed in the Rathbun Company’s flour mills. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, having joined Napanee lodge about 24 years ago. Thirty years ago he married Janet Snider of Ernestown, by whom he had five children – four sons and one daughter. He is survived by his wife and four sons: John & Frank of Deseronto and Thomas & King of New York city. It will be remembered that his only daughter Emily died on September 27th, one week before her father, The funeral took place on Sunday and was numerously attended. Religious services were interred in the Deseronto cemetery. Mr. Dart conducted the funeral arrangements.
Gibson Murney 04/10/1895 At Halston, September 20, Murney, son of Robert Gibson, aged 3 years.
Gibson William 06/09/1895 Killed Instantly: William Gibson, some of S. Gibson, Registrar of Lennox County, met with a fatal accident on Gull Lake, Friday, August 30th. He was accompanied by W.T. Detlor, of Napanee, and W. O’Flynn, of Madoc. They were making preparations for going on an expedition up the lake and were about to depart. While Gibson was getting into the boat, he must have slipped and to steady himself he caught hold of the muzzle of the gun and while it was swinging around, the trigger struck the edge of the boat. The gun exploded, the charge entering over the left ear. Death was almost instantaneous. The remains were taken to Clarendon and conveyed via Harrowsmith to his home in Napanee.
Gilchrist infant son 25/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 21st inst., the infant son of Dallas Gilchrist.
Glen Pearl 12/07/1895 Pearl, daughter of G.W. Glen, Newburgh, died on the 2nd inst.
Gordon Edward 16/08/1895 Demorestville: Death has entered our village and robbed us of one of our neighbors in the person of Mr. Edward Gordon who had attained the ripe old age of seventy-three years and ten months. He leaves a widow, two daughters and two sons to mourn his loss.
Gordon W.B. 22/03/1895 Death of a Promising Student: Gordon, W.B. It is with great regret we record the death of Mr. W.B. Gordon, son of Mr. J.B. Gordon of Kingsford, at the early age of 22 years. The sad event having occurred last Friday, 15th inst., at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Henderson, Kingston. Deceased, who was intending to study for the ministry, was in his second year at Queen’s College, and for about six weeks he had been suffering from asthma and fever. He was supposed to be getting better, and was expecting to return to Kingsford on Saturday. However, heart failure caused his death last Friday afternoon. He was a most estimable young man, of a quiet and unassuming disposition. As a student, he was earnest and ambitious, though his constitution was very delicate. He was secretary of his class in his freshman year, and was an active member of the Y.M.C.A. of Kingston. His own class passed suitable resolution and sent a handsome wreath of flowers to be placed on the casket. The students turned out in large numbers for his funeral, which took place on Saturday from his sister’s residence, Rev. M. McGillivray officiating. Mr. Bruin’s hearse went down from Lonsdale and the remains were brought home to his father’s residence. On Monday, after services conducted by |Rev. D. McArthur, the remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery, a large number of friends accompanying them. His family have general sympathy in their untimely bereavement.
Gordon W.B. 22/03/1895 At Kingston, on the 15th inst., W.B. Gordon, student of Queen’s College and son of Mr. J.B. Gordon, of Kingsford, aged 22 years.
Gough infant 06/09/1895 Local Items: The infant child of Richard Gough of Lonsdale died on Monday and was buried at Marysville Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.
Gould Olive Jane 11/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 8th inst., Olive Jane, infant daughter of Lorenzo and Eliza Gould, aged 6 months and 14 days.
Gowan Ritchie Stuart 11/01/1895 At Summerstown, on the 9th inst., Ritchie Stuart, son of William and Sarah Gowan, of Deseronto, aged 5 years and 9 months.
Grant Mrs. William 06/09/1895 Death of Mrs. William Grant: Mrs. Grant, relict of the late William Grant of Lonsdale, passed peacefully away at the residence on her son, Mr. Sandy Grant, Tweed, on Tuesday, September 23rd. Deceased, who had just turned 76, had been ailing somewhat for the past couple of weeks. Despite her advanced age, she did not take to her bed until the day previous to her death. Monday she was up as usual and retiring about her usual time. She kept to her bed on Tuesday and about noon she swooned off in a kind of sleep from which she never awoke. Deceased was born in the county of Monaghan, Ireland, and came to Canada some 49 years ago and settled in Lonsdale, where she married and lived up to nine years ago, when she came to Tweed t reside with her son. Her husband died at Lonsdale ten years ago , on July 17th, 1885. Deceased who was a member of the Church of England, was a most estimable old lady, and greatly devoted to her church. She leaves two children to mourn her loss, Mr. Sandy Grant who is a member of out town council and one of our prominent business men and Mrs. R. Goodfellow who resides in the 9th concession of Tyendinaga and who was present with her other during the last days of her illness.The funeral left the residence of her son, Spring Street, on Thursday morning at 7 p.m. [?] and proceeded to the church at Lonsdale where service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Spencer, Church of England minister at Flinton and were placed in the family plot along side those of her deceased husband. The bearers were Messrs. John Bruin, Benjamin Haight, Dennis Nealon, James McGuinness, John Doxsee and Rd. Goff, all of Lonsdale – Tweed News
Grant Mrs. William 13/09/1895 At Tweed, on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Grant, relict of the late William Grant, of Lonsdale, aged 76 years.
Graydon Mrs. William 18/10/1895 Hillier: Mrs. William Graydon, aged 89, died on Monday, 7th inst. The funeral was well attended and the remains were placed in the Church of England cemetery.
Green Lydia D. 15/11/1895 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., Lydia D., daughter of Isaac W. Green, aged 2 years.
Grooms Allan 02/08/1895 District Items: Allan Grooms, of Richmond township, died on July 25, aged 63.
Hagerman M. 23/08/1895 District Items: M. Hagerman, aged 37, of the 5th concession of Thurlow, died last Saturday from typhoid fever.
Hall James 22/03/1895 Local Items: Mr. James Hall, for many years employed in Burrell’s axe factory, Belleville, died at his home in Gowanda, New York, on Wednesday morning, aged 35, laving a wife and one child. Deceased was the brother-in-law of Mr. John Stevenson, Prince Street, Deseronto.
Hall Mr. 17/05/1895 Blessington: The remains of Mr. Hall, of Plainfield were interred in St. Andrew’s cemetery on Wednesday. Deceased was an aged man and had been ailing for some time.
Hall Mrs. George 27/09/1895 Marysville: Mr. & Mrs. T. Drummey attended the funeral of Mrs. George Hall of Sidney, on Wednesday. Mrs. Hall was thrown from a buggy on Tuesday of last week and received serious injuries about the face and head which since proved fatal. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Drummey and of Mrs. Jas. McHenry of Kingsford.
Ham Richard 30/08/1895 Local Notices: Richard Ham, a former resident of Adolphustown died in Belleville last Sunday morning.
Hambly James 06/12/1895 Gretna: Friday morning we were informed of the death of James Hambly. He had been in poor health for some time. The funeral on Sunday was the largest ever in Gretna. The church was filled, every space, seats, aisles and porch and others coming later found it full and drove off. There was supposed to be about 150 rigs present. The Rev. Mr. Snowden preached from the 34 th chapter of Deuteronomy, 5th & 6th verses. The sermon was forcibly put. The casket was opened at church for the friends after which the procession started for the vault at Napanee.
Hambly James 06/12/1895 District Items: James Hambly, son of Samuel Hambly, of Napanee, died on Friday of consumption, after an illness of six months.
Hare Daniel 21/06/1895 Obituary: Daniel Hare, an aged and respectable resident of the town, died quite suddenly and unexpectedly last Sunday, 16th inst. He took ill about 2 a.m. with a spell of coughing and palpitation of the heart. Medical aid was summoned in the morning but heart failure intervened and he died at 11 a.m. Deceased, who was sixty-nine years of age, was a native of Prince Edward and had resided in Deseronto during the past seven years. He was twice married and two sons and two daughters by his first wife are still living in Prince Edward. By his second wife, who also survives him, he had two children, John H. of Deseronto and Mrs. John Welbanks, who passed away about three months since. The funeral took place on Tuesday. Religious services were conducted by Rev. R. Taylor at the Methodist church, after which the remains were removed to Cherry Valley for internment in the family plot. J.M. Smith, of Dart & Oke, conducted the funeral arrangements.
Hare Daniel 21/07/1895 At Deseronto, on the 16th inst., Daniel Hare, aged 69 years and 7 months.
Hare Mrs. Minerva 08/11/1895 Local Items: Mrs. Hare, widow if the late Daniel Hare passed away on Sunday. The funeral, which was under the direction of Mr. Dart, took place on Tuesday, the remains being removed to Cherry Valley for interment.
Hare Minerva 08/11/1895 At Deseronto, on the 3rd inst., Minerva, relict of the late Daniel hare, aged 52 years, 7 months and 14 days.
Harris Florence 13/09/1895 Obituary: Miss Florence Harris, who during the past two years has been ladies= maid on the seamer Deseronto, died very suddenly on Monday night near midnight from an attack of acute pneumonia, at her home in Picton. Two weeks previous she has been ailing and left the Deseronto, thinking that she would be benefitted by stopping at her home. Deceased, who was twenty-one years of age, was justly held in esteem by a large circle of friends who sincerely regret her early demise. She was the daughter of Ezekiel Harris, of Picton, and a niece of Captain William Skillen, of the Deseronto.
Harris Florence 13/09/1895 At Picton, on the 9th inst., Florence Harris, daughter of Ezekiel Harris, aged 21 years and 21 days.
Hayes Catherine 08/02/1895 At Deseronto, on February 4th, Catherine, wife of Martin Hayes, aged 76 years.
Hayes Catherine(nee: Murphy) 08/02/1895 Death of Mrs. Martin Hayes: By the death of Mrs. Martin Hayes, who died on Monday morning, Deseronto losses another of its oldest residents, the deceased lady having reached the age of 76 years. Her maiden name was Catherine Murphy and she was born in County Carlow, Ireland. In 1845, with her parents and other members of the family, she came to Canada and settled near Tamworth where she subsequently was married. Living for a time at Tamworth she, with her husband, came to Deseronto where they have since resided. She is survived by he husband, now in full health and 86 years of age, three sons and three daughters; Matthew, Richard and James and Mrs. James Markle, Mrs. John Marrigan and Miss Joanne. She is also survived by three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Finn of Erinsville, Mrs. Garrett of Centreville, Mrs. McDonald of Chicago, James Murphy of Tamworth, M. Murphy of Erinsville and Patrick Murphy of Fort Howard, Wisconsin. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning and was largely attended. Service was held in the roman Catholic church, Napanee, for the eternal repose of her soul, after which the remains were placed in the vault of the Napanee cemetery. The sorrowing family have general sympathy in their great bereavements.
Hayes Mr. Martin 29/03/1895 At Deseronto, on March 27th,m 1895, Mr. Martin Hayes, aged 86 years.
Hayes Martin 29/03/1895 Death of an Old Resident: Mr. Martin Hayes, probably the oldest resident of Deseronto, died on Tuesday afternoon, 26th inst. He ate a hearty dinner and remarked that he was feeling particularly well and expressed his intention of walking downtown. He retired to his bed to take a short sleep. The members of the family thinking that he was sleeping rather longer than usual went to his room and found that he had passed peacefully away without a struggle. Deceased, who was born in Kealeytown, County Carlow, Ireland, on October 8th, 1808, left Dublin for this country on April 21st, 1847. Arrived in Canada , he settled near Erinsville. Subsequently, he moved to Deseronto. He was married to Catherine Murphy, who, it will be remembered, died on February 4th of this year. Deceased was wonderfully active for a man of his years. He leaves three sons: Matthew, Richard and James and three daughters Mrs. James Markle, Mrs. John Marrigan and Miss Joana. The funeral, numerously attended, took place yesterday. Services were held in the Roman Catholic Church, Napanee, and the remains were subsequently placed in the vault of the Napanee cemetery.
Hayes Mr. & Mrs. Martin 19/04/1895 Local Items: The remains of the late Mr. & Mrs. Martin Hayes were interred at the Erinsville Cemetery last Tuesday morning, a large number being present on the occasion.
Hegadorn Emily E. 24/05/1895 At Deseronto, on May 17th, 1895, Emily E., aged 3 years and 8 months.
Hicks Isaiah 31/05/1895 Obituary: Ezra Pringle received intelligence of the death of his cousin Isaiah Hicks, of Ingoldsby, Haliburton District, the sad event having occurred on the 23rd inst. Deceased, who was about fifty-six years of age, was a native of North Marysburgh and was a brother of H.M. Kicks, M.A. formerly high school master at Trenton. He owned a fine farm at Ingoldsby. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn their loss.
Hinchey Mrs. Chas. P. (Emma)(nee Robeson) 29/11/1895 Obituary: Mrs. Chas. P. Hinchey died on Saturday evening, 23 rd inst., after an illness of only a few days. The sad intelligence was heard with deepest regret by a large circle of friends. Deceased, who was only twenty-three years of age, was the daughter of Mrs. William Robeson, of Athens, Co. Leeds. She was also the sister of Lester Robeson of Deseronto. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and despite very unfavorable weather was numerously attended. Religious services were conducted at St. Mark’s Church by Rev. J.H. Coleman, after which the remains were interred in the Deseronto cemetery. The bereaved husband had the sympathy of all in his great bereavement.
Hinchey Emma 29/11/1895 At Deseronto, on the 23rd inst., Emma, wife of Chas, R. Hinchey, aged 23 years, 3 months and 21 days.
Hodge John 23/08/1895 Death of John Hodge, of Lockport, New York: John Hodge, one of the most wealthy residents of Western New York, died at his home in Lockport, N.Y. on the 8th inst. Deceased was a Canadian and a brother of Mrs. S. B. Mason, of Napanee Road, near Deseronto. He was born in the township of Loughboro but was brought up chiefly in Camden Township with his father, the late David Hodge, removed. He was a clerk for a number of years in Lipson’s store, Centreville, whence he removed to Newcastle and from that village to northern N.Y., settling finally in Lockport, N. Y. There he prospered in business and soon became one of the leading citizens being connected with the principal banking and other financial corporations in that busy city. He was the owner of one of the finest business blocks in the city. Mr. Hodge was probably the most zealous and active Mason in Western New York and held several of the leading offices in that great order. The Toronto Freemason of September 1888, contains his portrait and states that his princely donation of the Wyndham Lawn estate for the Masonic Home to the Grand Lodge of New York, was the crowning event in his Masonic career. The mansion is of stone, delightfully situated in the midst of 15 acres and there are conservatories, grapery etc. The estate comprises 80 acres of fine, improved land, abundantly supplied with choice fruits and is valued at $50,000.00 The Freemason states that Bro. Hodge’s gift has never been equaled in the history of Freemasonry and that the craft should place him at the head of the list of Distinguished Masons. His father died about ten years ago.He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Robert Hodge of Brampton; T.F. hodge of Joliette, Dakota; David Hodge of Vickburg, Miss.; Mrs. William Huff of Findlay, Ohio; and Mrs. S.B. Mason of Deseronto. Mrs Mason had not seen her brother for many years. He paid a visit to her about twenty years ago, but she happened to be away from home at the time. Press telegrams state that it was not known he was a Canadian while in Lockport, he having kept that fact to himself. They also state that no will can be found later than 1870 and it is probable that there will be considerable litigation as a result. His estate is said to be worth more than half a million dollars. The funeral took place on Saturday, 10th inst., and was of a most imposing Masonic character, leading officials of the order being present form all parts of Western New York.
Houston David G. 29/03/1895 Died in Thurlow: Mr. David G. Houston, one of the oldest residents of Thurlow, died on the 21st inst. Deceased was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, on August 9th, 1812 and came to Canada many years ago. He leaves a family of whom one son is Dr. Hamilton, of Troy, New York. The funeral took place last Saturday at the Presbyterian Church, Shannonville.
Howell Annie M. 25/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 22nd inst., Annie M. Howell, aged 19 years, 6 months and 17 days.
Howell Mrs. James 29/11/1895 Local Items: The remains of the late Mrs. James Howell were removed from the vault of the Deseronto cemetery yesterday for interment at Shannonville.
Hubbs Abram 15/03/1895 Hillier: By the death of Abram Hubbs aged 81, the township loses on of its most respected citizens.
Hunt Michael Vincent 18/01/1895 At Deseronto, on January 17th, 1895, Michael Vincent, oldest son of John & Alice Hunt, aged 5 years and 6 months.
Hurley Ellen 30/08/1895 Ellen Hurley, relict of the late Jeremiah Hurley, died on Tuesday at Belleville, aged 94 years and 6 months. She was born in County Cork, Ireland and came to Canada in 1842, residing in Prince Edward, Tyendinaga and Belleville. Her husband died 22 years ago.
Innes Mrs. C(nee Gamble) 15/11/1895 Death of Mrs. C. Innes: Intelligence was received here this week of the death of Mrs. Inness, widow of the late C. Innes, formerly of Deseronto. The sad event occurred at the residence of her daughter in Kincardine where she had been stopping for some months. Mrs. Innes had of late years resided with her daughter Mrs. Fralick of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. At the time of the sickness and death of Mrs. Weedmark in May she went to Fesserton where she remained for a month or two. She went to Stratford to meet her father who had returned from the Pacific coast and was visiting her brother in that city. From Stratford she proceeded to Kincardine to visit her daughter, Mrs. Farquharson. While she was there she contracted fever and subsequently pneumonia developed with fatal results. The deceased, whose maiden name was Gamble, was of a highly respected family in the west and was justly held in high esteem. Her husband died in Deseronto about ten years ago. In addition to the children already mentions, she is survived by a son – William – who is a miller in some part of New York State. The remains were interred at Tesswater, in the family plot in the cemetery at that place. Many friends in Deseronto will hear of her death with no small measure of regret.
Isteed [?] Thomas 02/08/1895 District Items: Thomas Isteed, of hillier, died very suddenly by the wayside while walking to his brother’s place. He was 75 years of age.
John [?] “Little Willie John” 20/12/1895 Tyendianga Reserve: Little Willie John who died on ?Sunday morning, was buried at Christ Church Cemetery on Monday. A large number attended the funreral.
Johnson 18/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 13th inst., the infant son of S. Johnson.
Kellar Jas. 04/10/1895 Shannonville: On Sunday evening last, Mr. A. Farnsworth (in the absence of Rev. W.J. Saunders) conducted a memorial service for the late Jas. Kellar who died, as the result of injuries received a few weeks ago in a mill at Campbellford.
Kennedy Mrs. Ellen 25/10/1895 Death of an old Resident of Tyendinaga: We have to record, this week, the death of one of the oldest and most respected residents of the township of Tyendinaga, in the person of Mrs. Ellen Kennedy, relict of the late Richard Kennedy, who passed away on the 16th inst., surrounded by her children and fortified by the rites of the Catholic Church. The deceased lady was born in 1802 at Boyle, Co., Rosscommon, Ireland and residing ever since on the homestead where she died. She survived her late husband twenty-six years, during which time she remained with her son, Michael, and two daughters in the old home. Another daughter Ellen, religious name Sister Dolors, joined the community of St. Joseph, Toronto, twenty-five years ago. The deceased was 93 years of age and was beloved by all who knew her, as was evidenced by a large number who assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to her memory by attending her funeral which took place last Friday. The funeral procession was over a mile in length and is aid to have been one of the largest ever witnessed in this district. The casket was conveyed to St. Mary’s church, Marysville, where Requiem mass was celebrated bt Rev. Father Quinn, after which interment took place in the cemetery adjoining. The pall-bearers were four grandnephews of the deceased: John, Michael, Thomas and Patrick Kennedy, who reside at Portsmouth, the two former being officials at the penitentiary.
Kennedy Mrs. Ellen 25/10/1895 At Lonsdale, on the 16th inst., Ellen, relict of the late Richard Kennedy, aged 93 years.
Kennedy Michael 17/05/1895 Local Items: Michael Kennedy, an old resident of Northport, died last week.
King Barney 20/09/1895 Local Items: A dispatch from Sturgis, Michigan, states that trainsmen on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railway, while coupling a freight train found the body of a man under a car. No one knows how it came to be there. The remains were identified by means of papers on the dead man’s person as being those of Barney King, a resident of Napanee, Ontario. He will be remembered as having been arrested in connection with the McLeod murder in Napanee.
Knox John 08/03/1895 Local Items: Mr. James Knox was in Kingston last week attending the funeral of his father, Mr. John Knox, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. L. Williams, Royal Military College, on February 27th, after an illness of some weeks, aged 69 years. He was born in Ireland and had been a resident of Kingston for nearly fifty years. He leaves a family of four sons and four daughters, The funeral took place on the 1st inst., and was very numerously attended, the deceased being held in high respect.
Knox John 08/03/1895 At Kingston, February 27th, Mr. John Knox, aged 69 years.
Larondeau Joseph 06/12/1895 At Deseronto, on November 30th (?), 1895, Joseph, son of Joseph & Rosie Larondeau, aged 3 years, 8 months and 10 days.
Laughlin George 03/05/1895 District Items: An old and respected resident of Richmond, is dead.
Lee Joseph 20/12/1895 Arden: On Saturday, Joseph Lee, an old resident of this section, died at the residence of his son-in-law, David Monds,. He had formerly resided with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hawley, but was taken away when the house took fire. He was 84 years of age.
Lewis Rev. Edward Dewart 01/03/1895 Local Items: Rev. Edward Dewart Lewis, formerly of Shannonville, died at Clifton Springs, New York, on the 20th inst. The funeral took place at Peterborough last Saturday.
Little Mrs. Jas. A. 20/09/1895 District Items: Mrs. Jas. A. Little, aged 36, died at her home, 2nd concession of Tyendinaga, last Friday. She leaves an infant only a few days old.
Little Mrs. James A.(nee: Graves) 27/09/1895 Obituary: On Thursday, September 12th, 1895, the wife of James A. Little, died at her home in the first concession of Tyendinaga, leaving her husband, two children , one an infant of a few days and two step-daughters to mourn their irreparable loss. Deceased, who was a daughter of Samuel Graves and twenty-six years of age, was born in Milltown and lived in that village until her death, About the time of her marriage, three years ago, she was appointed a teacher in the Milltown Sunday School and performed the duties of that position with great delight and to the satisfaction of all connected with the school. Deceased was of a very amiable character and possessed to a high degree of affection of her own household and the esteem of a wide circle of friends. Her husband, a sober, hardworking man, had widespread sympathy in this trying affliction.
Loyst Michael 12/04/1895 At Hayburn, on the 8th inst., Michael Loyst, aged 42 years.
Luffman Adam Henry 27/12/1895 Sad Drowning Accident: Adam Henry Luffman, Second Street, was the victim of a sad drowning accident on the afternoon of Saturday, 21st inst. The young man, with his cousin Nathan Luffman and Daniel Foote, had gone over to North Fredericksburgh to visit his uncle, Thomas Luffman,. The four men were skating along the Napanee River at the Great Bend when Adam broke through the ice weakened by the prolonged mild weather and found himself struggling in the water. The other men tried hard by the aid of poles to assist him but the ice was so weak that their efforts were in vain. Foote, while assisting his unfortunate companion, also broke through the ice and while he kept himself up also tried to get Luffman up on the ice. All was in vain and the poor fellow was soon exhausted and sank to raise no more. It was with great difficulty that Foote succeeded in extricating himself. The body when recovered was taken to Deseronto. The deceased was an active and manly young fellow, and very popular with his companions. He was born in the township of Flos, Co. Simcoe, and was nineteen years of age. He had been employed for some time in the terra cotta works. The funeral which was under the direction of D.W. Dart, took place on Monday, religious services being conducted at the Methodist Church,. By the pastor Rev. R. Taylor. The remains wre then removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The grief-stricken parents and their family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
Luffman Adam Henry 27/12/1895 At Deseronto, on the 21st inst., Adam Henry Luffman, son of James Luffman, aged 19 years and 3 months.
Mallory Bernice 29/03/1895 At Brockville on the 16th inst., Bernice, daughter of Clark and Maggie Mallory, aged seven months.
Maracle Mrs. Jacob F. 29/03/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: Mrs. Jacob F. Maracle, of the Upper Reserve, who has been ailing for upwards of a year, died on the 21st inst. Her funeral, which took place at All Saints Church on the 23rd, was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Anderson and was very largely attended.
Maracle Lydia 15/11/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: Lydia, widow of the late Abraham Maracle, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Alexander Green, on Wednesday morning, aged about 72 years.
Maracle Lydia 15/11/1895 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 13th inst., Lydia, widow of the late Abraham Maracle, aged 78.
Maracle Lydia 15/11/1895 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 14th inst., Lydia, relict of the late Abraham Maracle, aged 71 years.
Marlow Rosanna 28/06/1896 At Deseronto, on the 27th inst., Rosanna, daughter of Peter and Julia Marlow, aged 3 years and 6 months.
Martin Joseph 01/11/1895 Died in Minnesota: Intelligence was received at Brainerd, Minnesota, of Joseph Martin, son of John Martin, of Lonsdale. Deceased, who was about 46 years of age, had met with a railway accident in the spring by which he lost a foot. The wounded limb did not heal and another amputation was necessary. This rendered him very weak and no doubt hastened his death, of which full particulars have not yet come to hand. The remains were interred at Lapere,. Michigan, last Saturday. Deceased was a brother of William Martin, George Street, and also of Philip Martin, clerk in the Rathbun Company’s lumber operations. He is survived by his wife, but no family.
Martin Sidney 08/11/1895 Local Items: On Wednesday, William Martin, Green Street, received a telegram from his son Richard, Maringo, Ill., conveying the intelligence of the death of his son Sidney. Up to the time of going to press no further particulars had been received. Deceased, who was twenty-five years of age, was a well behaved popular young man.
Mason Mrs. John (Mary) 26/04/1895 Death of an Aged Resident: Mrs. Mason, wife of Mr. John Mason, lighthouse keeper of Telegraph Island, died in Thursday, 18th inst., aged 86 years and after a married life of 62 years. The deceased lady who was held in high esteem all through the district was a native of Castle Comer, Kilbenny, County, Ireland. She had resided in the immediate vicinity of Solmesville for 26 years. She is survived by a husband who is 88 years of age and whose intellect is still bright and his memory as good as ever. He had been suffering from a slight stroke of paralysis and was unable to attend the funeral. The aged couple have been faithfully attended by their daughter , Miss Mason. Mr. S. B. Mason, Napanee Road, is a son the deceased. The funeral, which was conducted by J.M. Smith, took place on Saturday, Rev. Mr. Marsh officiating. A large number of friends attended and the remains were interred in the Lazier cemetery.
Mason Mary 26/04/1895 At Solmesville, April 18th, 1895, Mary, wife of John Mason, aged 86 years.
Mason Mr. John 03/05/1895 At Solmesville, on April 28th, 1895, Mr. John Mason, aged 87 years and 8 months.
Mason John 03/05/1895 Death of Mr. John Mason, of Telegraph Island: Mr. John Mason, the well known keeper of the lighthouse on Telegraph Island, Bay of Quinte, passed away at 9 o’clock n the morning of Sunday April 28th. Deceased who had reached the advanced age of 89 years was born at Massassaga Point, Township of Ameliasburg, Prince Edward and was the son of William Mason who was of Scottish descent. When he was fourteen years of age he removed to Sophiasburg where he resided to the time of his death. For some time he followed the occupation of weaver and subsequently that of a cooper.In November 1870 he was appointed keeper of the lighthouse on Telegraph Island, the duties of which position he performed to the satisfaction of navigators and the department at Ottawa. He had always been a healthy man but paralysis set in some time ago and ultimately caused his death. His aged partner in life only passed away on the 18th of April previous in her 86th year. A half sister, Mrs. John Reddick, of Sidney is the only member left of a large family of brothers and sisters. Deceased is survived by the following children: S.B. Mason, Napanee Road, Richmond Township; Jacob M. Mason, Riverside, Hants Co., Nova Scotia; and Isabelle Ann Mason who has been such an example of filial duty in her care of her aged parents. His son, Edward died about four years ago at Avon, Montana and two daughters died when quite young. Deceased was one of the oldest men in the district and was honest and upright in all his dealings. He was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral, numerously attended, took place on Tuesday afternoon. Religious services were conducted at the Methodist Church, Solmesville, by Rev. R.W. Marsh, after which the remains were interred in the Lazier Cemetery near Northport.
May Libbie 02/08/1895 District Items: Libbie May, of Tyendinaga, died on consumption, in Napanee, aged 16.
McComb James 26/04/1895 Hillier: James McComb, who died at Massassaga, was buried here last week.
McCoy Mrs. Robert (Ida)(nee Wrightley) 06/12/1895 District Items: Mrs. Robert McCoy, of Belleville, died on November 29, aged 35. Her maiden name was Ida Wrightley and she was born in Napanee.
McDonald D. 17/05/1895 Marysville: Mr. & Mrs. Bernard McGuinness left on Saturday for Trenton to attend the funeral of Mr. D. McDonald, brother of Mrs. McGuinness.
McGaughey Margaret Jamieson 11/01/1895 At Deseronto, on January 4th, 1895, Margaret Jamieson, relict of the late George McGaughey, aged 91 years and 6 months and 17 days.
McGaughey Margaret Jamieson 11/01/1895 Death of an Old Resident: Mrs. Margaret Jamieson McGaughey, relict of the late Mr. George McGaughey, passed away on Friday of last week. The deceased who was probably the oldest resident of Deseronto, was born June 18th, 1803, in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, her father’s name being Samuel Jamieson. She came to this country in 1842, settling near Hay Bay, where she was married and where with her husband she resided for many years. Subsequently, they removed to Centreville, Camden township. In 1875, Mr. McGaughey died and the subject of this notice removed to Deseronto to live with her son Mr. A. H. McGaughey. Notwithstanding her advanced age she was an active woman and retained all her faculties to the very last. She took seriously il on Sunday December 30th and passed away on Friday morning. Deceased had two children, Mr. A.H. McGaughey, of Deseronto and Mr. Samuel McGaughey, of Washington Territory. She was a consistent member of the Roman Catholic church. The funeral took place on Saturday morning, the remains being interred in the Napanee cemetery.
McKee Mrs. James 26/04/1895 At Chatham, on Monday, April 15th, 1895, Mrs. James McKee, aged 72 years.
McKee Mrs. James 26/04/1895 An Old Resident Gone: The Picon Times says: “By the death of Mrs. James McKee, which took place at Chatham on Monday, 15th inst., an old resident of Picton has been removed. About a year ago Mrs. McKee was taken seriously ill and on recovery she went to Chatham with her daughter in hopes that she change would prove beneficial. For a time she improved and expected to return to her home here, but the disease, which proved to be abscess on the bowels, again reasserted itself with the above result. She was a member of the St. Andrew’s (Presbyterian) Church and was a kind of obliging neighbor and many a sick patient has been comforted by her skill and attention. Her family are: William, who lives in Deseronto; James, in Chatham; John in Napanee and Hugh in Watertown, New York; Mrs. Alex Glenn and Mrs. Henry Gilbert of Chatham and Mrs. Alex McCormick of Bay City, Michigan, all of whom attended the funeral which took place at Picton on the 18th inst.”
McNeill Mrs. John 20/03/1895 District Items: J. M. Hurley, of Thurlow, received his intelligence of the death of his niece, Mrs. John McNeill, of Olga, north Dakota.
Meagher John 06/12/1895 Obituary: John Meagher, brother of James S. Meagher, of Deseronto, died at Fulton, N.Y. on Wednesday, November 27th, aged 66 years, leaving a wife, four sons and a daughter to mourn their great loss. The deceased, who had been ill for about a year, was a native of Tyendinaga, having been born on the first concession of the farm now occupied by John Drummey, near Marysville. The funeral took place on Friday, November 29th to the Roman Catholic Church at Fulton and the remains were afterwards interred in the Fulton cemetery. James S. Meager and his son went over from Deseronto to attend the funeral.
Meagher John 06/12/1895 At Fulton, N.Y., on November 27th, 1895, John Meagher, formerly of Tyendinaga, aged 66 years.
Merrill Peter 15/11/1895 Killed near Belleville, on November 13th, 1895, Peter Merrill of Deseronto, aged 58 years and 9 months.
Merrill Peter 15/11/1895 Peter Merrill Killed: Another of those sudden fatalities by which so many citizens of Deseronto have ben called to their long account during the past year occurred on Wednesday afternoon near Belleville when Peter Merrill, of Deseronto, was struck by a passing train and so fearfully injured that he died in a few hours. Mr. Merrill left on Tuesday by the Varuna to visit his sister who is residing with her son Paul Vanvelkenburg, at the Sidney crossing, third concession of Sidney. He was in the best of spirits when he left home as he had anticipated this visit for some time. He promised to be home on Wednesday evening. Having made his visit he set out on his return home walking on the railway track to Belleville where he intended to take the mixed train from Deseronto. At 5 o’clock he was near Belleville when he saw the west bound train approaching and he stepped on the other track to get out of the way. At the same time an east-bound freight was approaching Belleville and although engineer Looney blew the whistle and rang the bell, Mr. Merrill did not hear probably on account of the noise of the other passing train. The engineer reversed his engine but it was impossible to lessen the speed materially and the engine struck Merrill and dragged him some distance. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and brought to Belleville station on a lorry. Medical assistance was summoned. It was found there was no hope as he was frightfully injured. His left leg was almost severed below the knee and his shoulder and arm were crushed and his head cut in places. He did not recover consciousness and died about eight o’clock. A telegram was sent to Deseronto notifying the friends of the deceased. Miss Addie Merrill, his daughter, accompanied by Messrs. Dart & Smith, undertakers, went to Belleville on the mixed and returned with the body by the midnight express. The Belleville coroner did not deem an inquest necessary.Deceased, who was fifty-eight years of age last February, was born at Glandale, Loughboro township, where he married a Miss Davis, of the same township. After their marriage he removed to Belleville and Sidney where he lived several years. About ten years ago he came to Deseronto where he has worked ever since in the employ of the Rathbun Company. He is survived by his wife and five children, two sons and three daughters: John, who is married, and Sarah, both of Claire, Michigan, Addie and Charles at home, & Louise in Toronto. The funeral will take place at 2 pm. on Saturday. Religious services will be conducted at the Methodist Church, after which the remains will be removed to Napanee cemetery for interment, one child having been buried there. It is needless to state that the afflicted family have the sympathy of all in the trying bereavement.
Miller Mrs. John 27/09/1895 District Items: Mrs. John Miler, of Morven, died at the residence of her son-in-law, C.O. Kayler, on the 20th, aged 83. She was one of the oldest settlers in the neighborhood. Her husband died 18 years ago.
Mills Mrs. Rhonda 02/08/1895 District Items: Mrs. Rhonda Mills died at the residence of her son, W. B. Mills, Arden, aged 80.
Montgomery James 20/12/1895 The Reave of Rawdon: James Montgomery, the popular Reeve of Rawdon, died in Belleville on Monday from pneumonia. He was born in the township of Rawdon, and was the eldest living son of the late James Montgomery, also of that township. He was in his 41st year. He was elected to represent the township in the Council of 1889. For two years he served as a councillor, and the third year he was elected Reeve, a position which he held until his death,. In politics he was a Conservative. Deceased leaves a wife and two children, aged 8 & 4 years respectively, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a loving father.
Morden Amzi Lewis Q.C. 26/07/1895 Death of A.L. Morden, Q.C.: The death of A.L. Morden, Q.C., Napanee, crown attorney for Lennox and Addington, occurred at Liverpool on Saturday. He had been in ill health, suffering from nrevus prostration and thought that a trip to England would be beneficial. He died there days after landing. The remains were brought to Napanee for interment,. The tidings caused sincere sorrow in Napanee. His sister Mrs. Symington, accompanied him on the trip. Amzi Lewis Morden was born on 19th July, 1831, in the township of Cramahe, County of Northumberland. He received his education in the schools of Tyendnaga, normal school, toronto, Belleville seminary and private tuition. In 1863, he was made lieutenant on the 48th battalion, resigning in 1893 owing to pressure of work. In 1872, 1863 and 1874 he was elected Mayor of Napanee. He had been chairman of the Board of Education, chairman of the Board of Health, a member of the senate of Victoria University; of the Board of Trustees of Albert College, of the board of missions of the Methodist Church. He was connected with and held prominent positions in the I.O.O.F & A.F.A.M. In politics he was a Liberal, was secretary of the Association from 1879 to 1882 when he resigned. He began his legal studies with Dean & Diamond, Belleville, and completed his term of services with Richards & Senkler, Brockville and had great success in his profession. His father was Joseph Wilkinson Morden, descended on both sides from United empire Loyalists. His other, charlotte Benedict, came from a well-known Puritan family.
Morden A.L. Q.C. 02/08/1895 Personals: A number of the members of the Deseronto lodge, I.O.O.F., and other citizens went to Napanee yesterday to attend the funeral of the late A.L. Morden, Q.C. It was one of the largest and most imposing funerals ever seen in Napanee.
Morden Master Nelson 10/05/1895 Melrose: Master Nelson Mason, eldest son of Mr. Richard Morden, died last Saturday morning after a lingering illness of several months with that slow but ever fatal disease consumption. The funeral took place on Monday, when the remains were followed to the family cemetery by a large number of relatives and friends.
Morden Dr. W. 24/05/1895 Demorestville: we are again called upon to mourn the loss of a departed friends and fellow citizen in the person of Dr. W. Morden, which occurred very suddenly on Sabbath morning. He arose about nine o’clock in his usual health and after eating a hearty breakfast he retired to his room at ten o’clock and at eleven he was wanted and when called was found to be dead. It was a great shock to his folks as they had met at Picton the night before,. In his sudden removal Demorestville losses a very honorable citizen as well as a good doctor. The remains were taken to Picton Sunday afternoon where the funeral took place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He leaves a father and three brothers to mourn his loss.
Morden Dr. Fred 24/05/1895 Sudden Death at Demorestville: Dr. Fred Morden, who graduated recently (gold Medalist) from Queen’s University, died suddenly, at Demorestville, on Saturday night. Deceased, who was a son of Dr. Morden of Picton, spent Saturday with his brother at that town and after dining together they separated, one going home by boat while Fred drove to Demorestville, where he was engaged in the practice of his profession. He reached this house safely, and was heard putting his horse in the stable, and was later heard going to his room. When he was called to breakfast Sunday morning no response was received and his friends entering the room found him stretched lifeless in bed. The remains were taken to his father’s residence in Picton.
Morrison Annie 05/07/1895 At Watertown, New York, on June 27th, 1895, aged 23 years and 4 months.
Mortimer john 13/09/1895 District Items: John Mortimer, of the 2nd concession of Thurlow, died last Saturday, aged 50.
Mulvaney Mrs. Cornelius (Ellen)(nee: Doyle) 22/02/1895 Local Items: Mrs. Cornelius Mulvaney, formerly of Tyendinaga, died at her home, Bay City, Michigan, on the 14th inst. The remains were brought to Canada and placed in the vault at Napanee,. Mr. Mulvaney has the sympathy of many friends in this district in his sore bereavement.
Mulvaney Mrs. Cornelius 19/04/1895 Marysville: The funeral of the late Mrs. Mulvaney, took place on Tuesday from Napanee vault to Marysville Cemetery.
Mulvaney Ellen(nee: Doyle) 22/02/1895 At Bay City, Michigan, Thursday, February 14th, 1895, Ellen Doyle, wife of Mr. Cornelius Mulvaney, formerly of Tyendinaga, aged 46 years.
Murphy Miss Alice 06/09/1895 Obituary: Miss Alice Murphy died at the residence of her brother-in-law, Daniel Black, Mill Street, on the forenoon of Monday, 2nd inst., aged 55 years. Deceased was the daughter of the late Bernard Murphy, of the 2nd concession of Tyendinaga and had resided in that township until the death of her other a few years ago, when she removed to Deseronto. She had been ailing during the past eighteen months, but was only seriously ill during the three months preceding her demise. The funeral which was numerously attended, took place on Wednesday forenoon. The bearers were: Norman Williams, Patrick Hart, James Meagher, Thomas Galt, Robert Adams and Michael Nealon. Religious services were conducted by Rev. Father Hogan at the church of St. Vincent de Paul, after which the remains were removed to the cemetery at Marysville for interment. J. Dalton conducted the funeral arrangements.
Murphy Alice 06/09/1895 At Deseronto on the 2nd inst., Alice Murphy, aged 55 years.
Murphy Mrs. John 27/09/1895 At Lonsdale, on the 20th inst., the widow of the late John Murphy, aged 87.
Murphy Mrs. John 27/09/1895 Local Items: Mrs. John Murphy, mother of Timothy James and Patrick Murphy of Tyendinaga, died at Lonsdale last Friday, at the advanced age of 87 years. Her husband died about 25 years ago. The funeral took place on Sunday, [interment] at the Marysville Cemetery.
Murphy Joseph 04/10/1895 Local Items: Joseph Murphy, for some time a telegraph operator for the Bay of Quinte Railway at Erinsville, died last week from consumption.
Naphin Joseph 08/03/1895 At Deseronto, on February 2nd, Joseph, son of John and Catherine Naphin, aged 6 months and 10 days.
Nasmith Florence Evelyn 22/03/1895 At Deseronto, on March 21st, Florence Evelyn, eldest daughter of Mary G. and Thomas H. Nasmith. Funeral private.
Neilson Fred 07/06/1895 Drowning Accident: About five o’clock on Tuesday afternoon a sad drowning accident occurred at Napanee, when Fred, the fifteen year old son of Allen Neilson, of Sandhurst, lost his life. After school, a few of the boys went down to the river to bathe and it appeared young Neilson took cramps and drowned before assistance could be procured. The body was recovered after having been in the water about half an hour. The boys who were with him were small and could not render him assistance.
Newton Ella Augusta 04/10/1895 At Deseronto, on September 28th, Ella Augusta, infant daughter of John & Lottie E. Newton, aged 3 months and 18 days.
O=Connor Patrick 21/06/1895 Death of Mr. P. O=Connor: Mr. Patrick O’Connor, one of the best known residents of Deseronto, passed away yesterday afternoon, after a long illness, the disease being cancer, which had seated itself in the neck.. All that medical skill could suggest had been done to arrest the progress of the dread disease, but in vain. It will be remembered that he passed some weeks in the hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, but is was his wish to end his days in his own home, and he returned to Deseronto. His sickness was borne with great courage and with becoming resignation to the will of Providence. Fortified by the rites of his church and surrounded by the ministrations of living friends he passed peacefully away. Deceased was born in Ballyfin, Queen’s County, Ireland, on July 10th, 1840. At the age of four years he came with his parents to Canada and with them resided near Montreal afterwards settling in the Township of Camden. In 1869 he came to Deseronto where he started in the hotel business. By careful attention he worked up an excellent business and in time enlarged the hotel, which, known as The O’Connor House, became one of the most popular hostelries in Ontario. Few hotel men were more held in esteem by the traveling public. He was ever genial, obliging ad courteous, and it is said that to the poor and friendless he was very kind and generous and that without ostentation.Few figures were more familiar in Deseronto and his face will be missed by many visitors to our town. He is survived by his wife and five of their six children: Mrs. (Dr.) Moher, of Trenton; William, Fred, Lulu and Frank. Deceased carried an insurance of $5,00.00 in the Canada Life and $2,000.00 in the G.M. B. Association. The funeral will take place on Saturday, at 2 pm.. Service will be held in the church of St. Vincent de Paul, after which the remains will be interred in the Deseronto Cemetery.
O=Connor Patrick 21/06/1895 At Deseronto, on the 16th inst., Patrick O’Connor, aged 55 years.
O=Connor Partick 28/06/1895 Local Items: The funeral of the late Patrick O’Connor took place last Friday and was attended by a very large assembly of people, many of whom came from other towns and cities. The members of Deseronto Branch, No. 86, C.M.B.A., to the number of seventy, marched in a body at the head of the procession. Rev. Father Hogan conducted the services at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. During the service Miss Morrison chanted the ALibera” in an impressive manner. Leaving the church the procession proceeded to the new Roman Catholic cemetery where also Rev. Father hogan conducted the usual services. The floral offerings on the occasion were numerous and beautiful including a pillow of roses from the family with the word AFather” in the center, and a wreath of orchids and maiden hair fern from Deseronto Branch, C.M.B.A. The funeral was under the direction of J. Dalton, undertaker.
O=Connor Patrick 12/07/1895 Wills Probated: Probate has been granted of the will of the late Patrick O’Connor of Deseronto. The Estate amounts to $16,006.00 The executors John T. Hogan and Ellen O’Connor. Northrup & Rogers solicitors.
O=Hearn Mamie 22/02/1895 Erinsville: It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of Miss Mamie O’Hearn, niece of P. McLaughlin, which occurred in the Brisco House, Napanee, on Saturday morning, Deceased contracted a cold last fall which ended in consumption, terminating her life in the early bloom of youth, she being only fifteen years of age Her remains were placed in the vault here.
Osborne Beryl Marie 27/09/1895 Local Items: Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Osborne have general sympathy in the bereavement they sustained this week in the death of their only surviving child,
Osborne Beryl Marie 27/09/1895 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., Beryl Marie, infant daughter of Herbert A. and Maude Osborne, aged 7 months and 12 days.
Palmer Mr. Enos 12/04/1895 At Deseronto, on the 7th inst., Mr. Enos Palmer, aged 79 years.
Palmer Enos 12/04/1895 Local Items: Mr. Enos Palmer, who had been ailing for four years back, died at his residence, West end, on Sunday last. He was a patient sufferer and was sustained by a living faith in his Savior. He was a native of Fredericksburg and had lived in Sidney, Thurlow and Tyendinaga. For the past fourteen years he had been a resident of Deseronto. He is survived by his widow and a son, the latter residing in the united States. The funeral took place on Tuesday, a large number attending the service at the West End Mission. The remains were placed in the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery.
Parker Miss Mary M. 19/07/1895 Obituary: Miss Mary M. Parker died at the residence of her brother-in-law, James Fairbairn, St. George Street, on Friday, 12th inst. Deceased, who was 24 years of age, was the daughter of Joseph Parker, of St. Catherines, and was born at Lansing, Michigan. About two years ago while sewing some black material she accidently pricked her thumb, under the nail, with her needle. Blood poisoning followed aqnd she was an invalid ever after. Distinguished medical specialists in Pittsburg, PA., St Catherines and other cities in vain endeavored to effect a cure but their efforts could not avail. Her suffering were at times very intense but she bore them all with patience and recognition. Some weeks ago she was taken to Belleville hospital to undergo an operation which she was brought to Deseronto on Saturday, 6th inst. On Friday afternoon she peacefully breathed her last. Mr. & Mrs. John Taylor, Est Liverpool, Ohio, came to Deseronto some weeks ago to attend her during her serious illness, Mrs. Taylor being a sister of the deceased. The funeral took place on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and was very numerously attended. Religious services were conducted at the house by Rev. J.H. Coleman, of St. Mark’s church, after which the remains were conveyed to the Deseronto cemetery for interment. The following young ladies acted as bearers: Misses Mamie Brown, Tapping, Botting, Huff, Nellie Gowan and Barrington. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of J.M. Smith, of Dart’s undertaking rooms.
Parker Mary M. 19/07/1895 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., Mary M. Parker, aged 24 years and 11 months.
Parks Charlotte 20/12/1895 Death of a Former Resident of Lennox: Charlotte Parks, daughter of James Parks, Fredericksburg, granddaughter of Captain Cyranus Parks, of the War of 1779, and niece of Milo Parks, of Hay Bay, died at her home, Hare, Clatsop Co., Oregon of old age, November 30th, aged seventy-two years. She was married to Bernard I. Cole, March 6th, 1839, in North Fredericksburg and was the mother of fifteen children, seven daughters and eight sons. Three of the daughters died before her removal to Oregan. six of her sons and two daughters reside in Oregon, one son in Manitoba and one in Watertown, N.Y., one daughter in Michigan and one in Frankford, Ontario
Patterson A.S. 14/06/1895 Local Items: A. S. Patterson, of Gilbert’s Mills, Sophiasburg, died on the 5th inst., from heart disease, aged 60, laving a wife and two children.
Price Mrs. J.G. 12/07/1895 District Items: Mrs. J.G. Price, of Arden, died at Kingston, July 2, aged 48.
Prickett John 11/10/1895 Death of John Prickett: Few events have cast a deeper gloom over our community or elicited more general expressions of sincere regret that the sudden removal of John Prickett, on of the best known citizens of Deseronto, who on Sunday, October 6th, was the unfortunate victim of a drowning accident. It appears that on Sunday, shortly after 11 a.m. he with his two sons Ernest and Joseph set out from town in a small sailing skiff and after a pleasant sail reached the north Fredericksburg shore at the spot where lies the wreck of the Quinte. Here the little party remained about an hour and a half and then decided to proceed to the Bogart farm. While sailing along the dog was in the boat and it was thrown out that it might follow along the shore. This it did for some time but after going some distance it turned about and returned to the spot, about one hundred yards south of the Quinte whence they had started. Landing at the Bogart farm, Ernest & Joseph went after some hickory nuts and held some conversation with manager of the farm. After a stay of over an hour both returned to the boat. Their father told them that they might remain there for some time longer and he would go after the dog. When they reached the top of the hill they looked back and saw him sailing along all right. This was their last view of him alive. After an absence of two hours they returned to the shore but their father was not there as they expected he would be. As Mr. Prickett had spoken about going up to huff’s dock, Ernest told Joseph to go up there and see if his father was in that direction and if so for both to return to the Bogart farm shore. Ernest walked along the shore for some distance and then waited for his brother who in half an hour returned with no tidings of his father. Both of them started out along the shore in the direction of the wreck of the Quinte. By this time it was beginning to get dark. They were a little over two hundred yards from the Quinte when they discerned the boat which was by the shore about fifty yards south of the wreck of the Quinte. The dog was in the boat, but there was no sign of their father. Both boys then had misgivings that something serious had happened. They looked along the shore, and thinking that their father had possibly met with an accident or perhaps fallen asleep, they searched the wood and called out loudly and frequently. All was in vain – there was no answer and no signs of him could be found. There remained the possibility of his having taken passage with some passing friend to Deseronto and the tow sons took their boat and hastened bat to Deseronto. Mr. Prickett was not at his home and no one had seen him about town. Volunteers soon offered their services to go over and institute a search of the locality near where the boat was found.William Hatch kindly and promptly offered the use of his steam yacht. Will small boats in tow it was not long before the party arrived on the other shore. Some searched the woods and others commenced to grapple in the water. About 10:45 p.m. and after ten minutes of grappling, Thomas Alexander and William Gowan, who were in one of the boats, brought the body of the unfortunate man to the surface. The body was found about twenty feet from the shore and a like distance from the Quinte in about thirteen feet of water. The party brought the body to Deseronto and Dr. Yeomans, coroner, was summoned ut did not deem an inquest necessary, as it was evident that death was the result of an accident. It’s conjectured that Mr. Prickett may have attempted to take the dog aboard while it was swimming and that in the effort the craft lurched and he fell over-board. Others think that he many have been trying to adjust the foresail and that in doing this he fell into the bay. However the exact way in which he met his death must ever remain a mystery. The grief of his wife and family was most intense and heartrending.John Prickett was a native of Larenny Co., Pembroke, Wales, where he was married. He came to Canada about twenty-four years ago and settling in Kingston he was employed in the Kingston locomotive works and in the Ontario foundry. He went from Kingston to St. Catherines where he remained for some time, subsequently returning to Kingston. Twelve years ago he came to Deseronto where he had been employed ever since as foreman of the extensive blacksmith shops of the Rathbun Company. He was a very skillful mechanic always imparting a great deal of energy into his work. He was a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. He was also at one time connected with the Sons of England. He was a P.G.R. of Deseronto Court of Independant Foresters. and an active worker in that great order. He was always happy and cheerful with a friendly smile for al comers. His quick, active figure was one of the most familiar on the streets of Deseronto. He is survived by his wife and eight children: William of Omaha; Mrs. J.M. Jordan of Fort Plain, New York; Ernest of the G.T.R. shops, Belleville and Kate, May, Lellie, Joseph and Nellie at home with their mother. The funeral which was under the auspices of Court Deseronto, I.O.F., took place on Tuesday afternoon and was attended by a great concourse of citizens. Religious services were conducted at the house by Rev. J.H. Coleman. The procession was them formed. The members of Court Deseronto, seventy in number, marched ahead of the casket and at their head was the Citizen’s Band which had turned out as a mark of respect to one who had been a firm friend of the organization. A number of employees of the G.T.R. shops, Belleville, were also present in a body. The bearers were: Bros, Wallbridge, Rusk, Rayburn, Ferguson, McGaughey and Mitchell. The band plated suitable selections and the progress of the procession was watched by large crowds of spectators. At St. Mark’s church the service was conducted by Rev. J.H. Coleman. Leaving the church the procession reformed. At the Deseronto cemetery the religious service being completed, the burial service of the I.O.F. ritual followed, Bros. Wright and Foote officiating, and then the casket was placed in the vault. The floral offerings were very handsome. The family have universal sympathy in their great bereavement.
Prickett John 11/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 6th inst., John Prickett, aged 56 years.
Provins Lester 11/01/1895 Killed in Ohio: Mr. Lester Provins, son of Mr. Alexander Provins, of Deseronto, was killed at St. Mary’s Ohio, last Saturday, 5th inst. Deceased left here about three months ago and secured an excellent situation at one of the oil wells, where he sharpened drills, etc. He was at work on Saturday, when he slipped and his head caught in the tackling of the machine, and he was seriously crushed about the shoulder and the body. He only lived five minutes after the accident. He was a fine specimen of physical manhood and his death is greatly regretted by many friends, while it is a great blow to his parents and family. Deceased was a widower, his wife having died three years ago. He leaves two little children. Mr. Patrick McCambridge, of this district, was with him at the time of the accident and accompanied the remains to Deseronto. The funeral took place on Tuesday. Religious services were conducted in the Methodist church by Rev. r. Taylor, after which the remains were removed to the Huffman cemetery, Napanee.
Provins Lester 11/01/1895 At St. Mary’s, Ohio, on January 5th 1895, Lester Provins, son of Mr. Alexander Provins, of Deseronto.
Quayle Miss 02/08/1895 District Items: Miss Quayle, formerly teacher of the separate school at Tweed, died recently at St. Mary’s.
Quinn Mrs. F. 22/02/1895 Erinsville: Mrs. F. Quinn died last week and her remains were placed in the Roman Catholic vault
Rasmussen Major 20/09/1895 Major Rasmussen, one of the most prominent citizens of Oswego, died of apoplexy last Saturday. He was secretary and manager of the Kingsford band.
Rathbun Mrs. H. 26/04/1895 Bardolph: We are sorry to relate the death of Mrs. H. Rathbun who died so suddenly on Monday last at her home at West Lake. He body was brought to her mother’s Mrs. Peter Hicks, on Wednesday. We sincerely sympathize with them in their sad bereavement.
Rathbun Mrs. Henry 26/04/1895 Sudden Death: A Very sudden death occurred at West Lake shore, four miles from Bloomfield, on Monday evening. Mrs. Henry Rathbun was found by her husband on his coming in from his work on the farm, lying dead in the door yard, having probably succumbed to heart disease. Neighbors had seen her go in and out during the afternoon as she attended to her duties. Deceased, who had been only married two months, was about 24 years of age, and was the daughter of the late Peter Hicks, of Macdonld, North Fredericksburg. The remains were brought to her former home for interment. The afflicted husband has universal sympathy in his great bereavement.
Rattray Alfred Lorne 19/04/1895 At the Presbyterian manse, Egansville, on Marh 5th, Alfred Lorne, infant son of Rev. Jaems Rattray, aged 4 months.
Rattray Mrs. Margaret 19/04/1895 At the Presbyterian manse, Egansville, on April 3rd, Mrs. Margaret Rattray Sr., aged 78 years.
Redmond Joseph 11/10/1895 At Picton, on the 7th inst., Joseph Redmond, aged 64 years.
Redner H.B. 19/07/1895 At Lonsdale, on July 14th, 1895, H.B. Redner, M.D., aged 53 years.
Redner Dr. Horace P. 02/08/1895 Local Items: Miss Redner desired through the columns of The Tribune, to tender her thanks to the people of Lonsdale and the surrounding county for their very great kindness during the illness of her father, the late Dr. Redner.
Redner Horace P. 19/07/1895 Death of Dr. Redner: Dr. Horace P. Redner died at his residence, Lonsdale, Sunday 14th inst., from cancer of the stomach. The news of his death was heard with great regret in all parts of ths district as he was justly held in high esteem by all classes. Deceased was the son of the late John Redner, who at one time ran the ferry between Belleville and Rossmore. His wife died some years ago and he is survived by one daughter who has the sympathy of all in this trying affliction. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends. There bearers were B. Haight, D. McRae, G. Kimmerly, D. Nealon, T. Murphy, Frank West. T.A. Gordon directed the funeral arrangements. The religious services were held at the Methodist church by Rev. H.G. Gerbutt, assisted by Rev. D. McArthur. The remains were subsequently removed to the Belleville cemetery for interment.
Reid Mary Ann(nee: Cronk) 26/04/1895 At Gananoque, on April 20th, 1895, Mary Ann, wife of Andrew G. Reid, aged 27 years.
Reid Mrs. Andrew G.(Nee: Cronk) 26/04/1895 Death of Mrs. A.G. Reid: Mrs. Andrew G. Reid, Gananoque, died on Saturday, 20th inst., of inflammation, after an illness of only five days. Deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Ann Cronk, was the youngest daughter of Mr. James cronk, of Deseronto, was born on April 18th, 1868 and was therefore 27 years of age and had been married only three years and seven months. The death of one so young and much beloved on account of her many virtues evoked many expressions of sympathy in Gananoque as was evidenced by the great number of floral decorations sent in by kind friends and neighbors. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and on Sunday evening Rev. F.C. Reynolds conducted an appropriate service at the house in which he referred to the fact that the deceased has been ready for the summons, her faith being centered on her loving Saviour. The funeral took place on Monday, the casket being taken to the railway station and thence conveyed to Deseronto by the accommodation train leaving Gananoque at 7:40. On the arrival at Deseronto a large number of friends were assembled at the railway station. The funeral procession proceeded to the Deseronto cemetery where the remains of the deceased, with those of her infant child born during her illness, were interred, religious services being conducted by Rev. R. Taylor. The bereaved husband and friends have general sympathy in their great affliction. The deceased lady was a member of the Canadian Order of Chosen Friends and carried an insurance in that order of $500.00.
Reid Sarah A. 11/10/1895 District Item: Sarah A. Reid, wife of the late Robert Reid, Camden, died at Centreville, September 25, aged 65.
Roberts A.A. 08/02/1895 District Items: A.A. Roberts, aged 55, a well known merchant of Bridgewater, died on Monday. His wife was a daughter of the late A.L. Roberts of Shannonville,; she and three sons survive him.
Rogers Rachael 29/11/1895 Death of an old Resident of Bath: On Thursday morning last, after a brief illness, Mrs. Rachael Rogers, relict of the late Samuel Rogers, once a prominent merchant of Bath, departed this life in peace at the advanced age of 82 years and 5 months,. She was born in Thurlow in 1812, and on her marriage moved to Bath, where the rest of her life, about sixty years, was spent. She was highly esteemed by all who know her. The only near relatives with her at the time of her death were her grand daughters, the misses Hattie and Lillie smith, and Mrs. Hawley, of Deseronto. Her only surviving son, Hudson Rogers, on Moorhead, Minn., reached there on Saturday night. The funeral took place from her late residence on Sunday, 17th inst., at 2 o’clock p.m. and was largely attended. The Rev. W.B. Tucker officiated.
Rosier Bertha 30/08/1895 Shannonville: Miss Bertha Rosier died on Friday last after an illness of two weeks. Her funeral took place on Saturday. Her parents and sister have the sincere sympathy of the friends in this village in their sad trouble.
Ross Elmer 28/07/1895 Emmonsville: again death has entered our midst. This was in the person of Elmer Ross, eldest son of William Ross, who afer a lingering illness passed quietly away on Thursday morning, June 20th. The burial services were ably conducted by Rev. Mr. sunders on Saturday afternoon. The body was interred in the Shannonville cemetery. The community deeply sympathizes with the bereaved as shown by the large crowd that assembled to witness the last rites of the deceased.
Roblin Douglas 17/05/1895 District Items: Douglas Roblin, formerly of Picton, died at Rochester [New York].
Sager Arthur 19/04/1895 At Deseronto, on April 12th, 1895, Arthur, son of Robert A. Sager, aged 2 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Sager Mrs Levi 02/08/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: Mrs. Levi Sager of the 2nd concession of Tyendinaga who died on the 27th July, after a brief illness, was buried at Christ Church on Sunday afternoon. A large number of persons from that locality attended the funeral.
Scott George 23/08/1895 Killed at Newburgh: George Scott, aged 65 years, a carder, employed at Foster & Taylor’s Woollen Mills, Newburgh, was killed on Monday night. A rapidly moving belt from an overhead shaft extends down to the wheel of the machine at which he was at work and while Scott was reaching around this belt he fell against it. The sharp edge of the belt cut a gash in his throat from ear to ear and he was thrown to the floor with such force that his skull was fractured, death ensuing in such a few minutes. He had worked in Newburgh Mills for thirty years.
Sharp Homer Roy 13/09/1895 At Deseronto, on the 15th inst., Homer Roy, infant son of Edwin and Mary Sharp, aged 5 months.
Sharp Belgat 17/05/1895 Bardolph: This week it is our painful duty to announce the death of Mr. Belgat Sharp, only son of Mr. Elisha Sharp, of Hay Bay. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn the loss. They have the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Adam Parks of Belleville and Mrs. L. Outwaters, of Watertown, were at Hay Bay attending the funeral.
Sheffield James 20/09/1895 District Items: James Sheffield, of the 5th concession of Thurlow, died on Tuesday, aged 83. He was one of the pioneers of the township and was born on the Mohawk river in New York.
Skeggs Joseph 04/10/1895 Obituary: On Tuesday evening, W.P. Skeggs, of this office, received a telegram from his home in Kingston announcing the sudden death of his father, Joseph Skeggs. Mr. Skeggs had been suffering from malarial fever and this developed into typhoid with unexpected fatal termination. Deceased was a native of Hertford, England, and came to this country about eight years ago. He was fifty-two years of age and leaves a wife and seven children.
Skeggs Jospeh 04/10/1895 At Kingston, on the 1sy inst., Joseph Skeggs, aged 52 years and 5 months.
Sills William R. 20/09/1895 District Items: William R. Sills, of Richmond Township, died on the 11th [of September], aged 78.
Skeggs Joseph 04/10/1895 Obituary: On Tuesday evening, W.P. Skeggs, of this office, received a telegram from his home in Kingston announcing the sudden death of his father, Joseph Skeggs. Mr. Skeggs had been suffering from malarial fever and this developed into typhoid with unexpected fatal termination. deceased was a native of Hertford, England and came to this country about eight years ago. He was fifty-two years of age and leaves a wife and seven children.
Skeggs Joseph 04/10/1895
Smith Alexander 08/02/1895 At Montreal, on the morning of the 2nd of February, Mr. Alexander Smith, for thirty years manager of the Merchants= Bank, Napanee, aged 70.
Smith Alexander 08/02/1895 Obituary: In another column will be found the announcement of the death of Mr. Alexander Smith, who was manager of the Merchant’s Bank, Napanee, for thirty years. He held that appointment until about a year and a half ago when he retired. On his retirement he was the recipient of a handsome testimonial from the townspeople. He was a man conspicuous for his integrity and strict business principles and many warm and sincere friends grieve for the loss that they and the community have sustained through his death. We join with the many friends of Mrs. smith in extending our sincere sympathy for her in her bereavement. Mr. smith’s death took place in Montreal, after a lingering illness, on the 2nd of February, and the remains were brought to Napanee on the train arriving there at 4:16 p.m. on the 4th inst. A very large concourse of people were at the station on the arrival of the train, and all approaches were filled with sleighs and cutters. The casket was removed from the outer shell and placed in the hearse by the bearers: Uriah Wilson, M.P., W.F. Hall, William Miler, Judge Wilkinson, M.W. Pruyn-ex M.P. and John Thomson. The funeral was under the direction of undertaker Carscallen. The sleigh with the bearers headed the procession, then followed the hearse and sleighs with the relatives of the deceased, which in turn were followed aby about fifty or sixty sleighs. Both sides of the streets were lined with people who had come to honor the dead. The procession proceeded down John Street, past the Post Office and along Dundas Street, thence to the Napanee cemetery, where the casket was placed in the vault. Mr. smith was born in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, on the 12th of January, 1825. His father was Alexander Smith, advocate of Aberdeen and his mother was Elizabeth Lamond, of Strathmore, Aberdeenshire. Alexander Smith received a careful educational training, at first passing under the hands of private tutors and subsequently by entering the University of Aberdeen. On completing his education he was engaged for a time in banking, and then joined the army, and was ensign and lieutenant of the 72nd Highlanders from 1846 to 1850. His travels had been confined to Ireland and West Indies. It was while in the West Indies that being about to marry, he sold out and set sail for Canada. Upon his arrival in Canada he adopted farming, but had no success and abandoned it in 1859, taking a post in the Merchant’s Bank of Canada at Stratford in that year. He was transferred from Stratford to Clinton the year following ad manager of the branch there. In 1864 he was transferred to Napanee and had since remained in that town without desire to change. WE may state that before making application for his commission in the army our subject was required by his father to serve a five year’s apprenticeship in a bank in Scotland, and at the end of this period he had risen to the position of accountant in that institution. This precaution, as unforseen events afterwards shaped themselves, proved to have been a very wise one.Mr. Smith was married to Margaret Crichlow, daughter of Henry Crichlow, merchant, Barbados, British West Indies, at Christ Church Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados, on the 30th of April, 1850. He was a brother-in-law of the late Mr. T.G. Pile, collector of Customs, Deseronto, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Pile being sisters. Mr. Smith had five brothers and three sisters, who are all dead with the exception of Mr. William Smith, of the Bank of Commerce, Toronto; Mr. Harry Smith, M.P. for one of the Scotch Burghs and Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Cochrane, who reside in Scotland.
Smith Mrs. Elizabeth 31/05/1895 The Late Mrs. Smith: Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, who died at her residence in Richmond, on 8th May, was one of the earliest settlers of that Township. She and her husband, Robert Williamson, came out from Birmingham, England, in 1826. They were eleven weeks coming over and were then offered four acres of land in the center of Napanee for $40.00, but settled on the 10th concession of Richmond. Robert Williamson was a colonel of militia in the rebellion of 1838. After Mr. Williamson’s death she was married in 1872 to Benjamin Smith who still survives her. Mrs. smith left no family and died at the ripe age of eighty-eight years.
Smith Mrs. J.B. (Mary S.)(nee: Scott) 22/03/1895 Obituary: Mrs. J.B. Smith, of Napanee, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. E.T. Davey, Mill Street, Deseronto, last Friday. The deceased lady had come to Deseronto about five weeks ago to visit her daughter and was taken seriously ill. She had been an invalid for nearly 14 years. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon, Rev. H.B. Patton conducting the services. The remains were removed to the vault of the Vandebogart Cemetery, Napanee.
Smith John B. 09/08/1895 Obituary: John B. Smith died at the residence of his son-in-law, E.T. Davey, Mill Street, Saturday, 3rd inst., aged 59 years. Deceased was born in north Fredericksburg and lived the greater part of his life at Clarksville, Napanee and vicinity. He had been ill since an attack of la grippe some time since and on June 28th suffered a hemorrhage and afterwards sank rapidly. It will be remembered that his wife predeceased him in March. He is survived by two sons and one daughter. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon; after which the remains were removed for interment in the Napanee Cemetery.
Smith John G. 27/12/1895 District Items: John G. Smith, South Napanee, died last Sunday morning as the result of a sore leg caused by a kick of a horse.
Smith John B. 09/08/1895 At the residence of his son-in-law, E.T. Davey, Mill Street, Deseronto, on August 3rd, 1895, John B. Smith, aged 59 years.
Smith Mary S.(nee: Scott) 22/03/1895 At Deseronto, on March 15, 1895, Mary S. Scott, wife of J.B. Smith, of Napanee, aged 54.
Spencer Mr. James W. 08/03/1895 At Hay Bay, on March 2nd, 1895, Mr. James W. Spencer, aged 83 years and 8 days.
Spencer James W. 08/03/1895 In Memoriam: Mr. James W. Spencer, on the pioneers of the Bay District, died at his late residence, Hay Bay, on Saturday, March 2nd, having reached the advanced aged of 83 years and 8 days. The deceased gentleman who was widely known and highly respected, was born February 22nd, 1812, in the township of Richmond and in 1835 was married to Catherine Baregar of the same township. He resided at his late home for fifty years. He is survived by his wife, who though eighty years of age is still a very active woman and by five children; Mrs. F. Ferris of Elginburg; Mrs. George Huff, of Deseronto; D. W. Spencer of Napanee; George Spencer of Hay Bay; and Charles Spencer of Hare, Oregon. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren and two great-grand children. The deceased had from boyhood been a consistent member of the Methodist Church, and his end was peace. The funeral which, despite stormy weather, was very largely attended, took place on Monday, last, religious services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Baker.
Spencer John 15/11/1895 District Items: John Spencer, an old resident of Hay Bay is dead, aged 82.
Sprague Mrs. Stephen 27/12/1895 Local Items: Mrs. Stephen Sprague, of Thurlow, died on Sunday, aged 75.
Stockwell Mrs. E.J.(nee: Mitchell) 27/12/1895 Local Items: William Mitchell received the sad intelligence of the death on the 19th inst., of his sister, Mrs. Stockwell, wife of E.T. Stockwell, of Dodge City, Kansas. The remains were removed to Northfield, Vermont, for interment. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell both left on Saturday night to attend the funeral. The deceased lady was forty-two years of age.
Storms Cephas 17/05/1895 District Items: Cephas Storms, son of Miles Storms, of Moscow, died in Chicago lately.
Stoughton Harry G. 15/11/1895 Tyendinaga Reserve: Henry G. Stoughton, who had been ill for some weeks at Joseph B. Maracle’s died on the 7th inst., no white person followed his remains to their last resting place in Christ Church Cemetery.
Stoughton Henry G. 15/11/1895 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 13th inst., Henry G. Stoughton, aged 70 .
Stoughton Henry 22/11/1895 The Late Henry Stoughton: Henry Stoughton, died at J.B. Maracle’s Indian Reserve, Deseronto, on Thursday last, aged probably 75 years. Not many in town will remember him, but about forty years ago he came to Napanee and engaged as clerk with the late Robert Esson, in a frame store on the site of which stands the store occupied by the Rathbun Co. He afterwards married Miss Esson. Henry Stoughton was at that time a promising young man, He was born at Bath, the son of Rev. John Stoughton, rector of that parish. His mother was a sister of the late Chief Justice Hagerman. He separated from his wife years ago and eighteen years ago took up his residence on the Reserve. Mrs. Stoughton resided in Lindsay a number of years and died in April last, the remains being brought to Napanee for interment. In his last illness his two maiden sisters, residents of Kingston ,went up and nursed him – Napanee Beaver
Stratton Caroline 17/05/1895 District Items: Caroline Stratton, daughter of Cyrenius Stratton, died near Imlay City, Michigan, April 30th, in the 53rd year of her age. Her father settled in Richmond Township in 1820, when there was nothing but a track in the wilderness from Napanee, where he hewed out a home for himself and young bride and raised a family of eleven children. Her eldest brother, Daniel, now 74 years of age, is still at the old homestead. Another brother, rev. F.B. Stratton, is pastor of Selby circuit.
Strickland John 06/12/1895 Local Items: Mrs. Thomas Jarrett on Friday last, received the sad intelligence of the death of her grandfather, John Stickland of Brantford. Deceased was a member of the Brantford city council and was well known as one of the leading contractors of the province, many large government buildings having been built under his supervision. He was seventy years of age.
Switzer Mrs. W.W.(Nee: Carnahan) 09/08/1895 Death of Mrs. W. W. Switzer: The subject of this sketch was born in Camden East, June 12th, 1844, and died in Adams, new York, July 25th, 1895, aged fifty-one years, one month and thirteen days. She was the daughter of Aaron and Margaret Carnahan, both of whom are dead, her father dying a few years ago in Deseronto. She had a stepmother, one sister and two brothers living there now. In August, 1861, she was married to W.W. Switzer, of Camden, in which place she lived till 1864, when she with her husband, moved to Parham, She resided in that place till the spring of 1884, when they moved to Adams, New York, where Mr. Switzer purchased a home and where she died. Seven children blessed their union, six of whom are now living, four boys and two girls. The funeral was held from her late home, Saturday, July 27th, Rev. E.H. Joy, pastor of the M.E. Church of which she was a loyal member officiating. Her remains were laid to rest in the Elmwood cemetery. – Kingston Whig
Tait Mary Ann 11/10/1895 At Deseronto, on the 6th inst., Mary Ann, daughter of John Tait, aged 4 years and 5 months.
Taylor Mrs. 03/05/1895 Shannoville: The remains of the late Mrs. Taylor were brought from the vault on Monday last and interred in the cemetery here.
Taylor Mrs.(nee: Strickney) 02/08/1895 Newburgh: The sad news of the death of Mrs. Taylor, wife of Rev. Mr. Taylor, Merrickville, and daughter of the late D.B. Stickney, of this place, reached us on Monday, we are in sympathy with our bereaved friends in having lost one so dear and near to us all.
Terry Harvey 08/03/1895 Local Items: Mr. Harvey Terry, aged 65, of Hillier Township, committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging.
Titus Annie 19/04/1895 Hillier: Annie Titus, aged eighteen, youngest daughter of Samuel Titus, who had been ailing for some time died in Thursday. The remains were interred in Pleasant Bay cemetery. The deceased was a general favorite.
Thompson Alexander 29/11/1895 District Items: Alexander Thompson, Richmond township, died last Saturday, aged 80. He was born on the farm on which he died. He leaves two children, Manchester Thompson, on the farm, and Mrs. J.A. Jayne, of Richmond township. Another daughter died sixteen years ago. He was a Methodist and a Reformer.
Thompson Mr. John 25/01/1895 Obituary: Mr. John Thompson, a well known farmer of Richmond, died at his residence near Selby on Tuesday, 15th inst. Deceased, who was a brother of Mrs. Foote, Thomas Street, had been a sufferer of rheumatism for nineteen years. He was married twice and had a family of eleven children, four by the first and seven by the second wife. He is survived by his second wife and all his children. Deceased who was very much respected by all classes was 69 years of age. The funeral took place on Thursday, 17th inst.
Thompson Thomas 05/04/1895 Parma: Mr. Thomas Thompson, formerly of Adolphustown, who has been staying with Mr. William Clark this winter died on Saturday evening the 31st, aged 84 years.
Thompson Thomas 05/04/1895 Conway: Mr. Thomas Thompson died at the residence of his nephew, Mr. William T. Clark on Saturday night, at the advanced aged of twenty-four years[?should have said eighty-four]. His remains were placed in the Allison vault on Monday.
Tompkins Mrs. John 07/06/1895 Local Items: Mrs. John Tompkins, formerly of Deseronto, died in Watertown, New York, last Friday. The remains were brought over and interred in the family plot in the Deseronto cemetery.
Tompkins Mrs. John 07/06/1895 At Watertown, New York, on May 31st, Mrs. John Tompkins, formerly of Deseronto, aged 65 years.
Torrance J. Fraser 26/07/1895 Death of J.F. Torrance: J. Fraser Torrance, who is supposed to have committed suicide was found dead in bed at his residence, Roseland, near Rat Portage, Ontario. Deceased was the son of James Torrance, of Montreal, and was educated at McGill College, in that city and subsequently in Germany, graduating with high honors as a mining engineer. He spent years in Borneo as engineer for a rich syndicate. Contracting fever he returned home, and followed his profession in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Colorado, Quebec and Ontario. He did excellent pioneer work in the mining fields and the success of many mining ventures are due to his skill. It will be remembered that he spent some time in Deseronto in connection with the Terra Cotta Works in the early stages of the history of that establishment. He was of a nervous impulsive temperament,. His friends found him genial and a most entertaining conversationalist and generous to a fault. He is survived by his wife , who was the daughter of Mr. Jack, of Chateauguay, P.Q.
Torrance John Fraser 26/07/1895 At Roseland, near Rat Portage, Ontario, 17th July, `1895, John Fraser Torrance. mining engineer, in his 43rd year.
Vanallen Mrs. Gilbert 27/09/1895 District Items: Mrs. Gilbert Vanallen, of the 6th concession of Thurlow, died on the 18th, aged 85.
Van Horn Elizabeth 15/11/1895 At Bay Mills, Michigan, on October 19, 1895, Elizabeth, wife of Chas. Van Horne.
Van Horn Mrs. Chas R.(nee Ensley) 15/11/1895 Death of C.R. Van Horn: Many residents of Deseronto will regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Chas. R. Van horn, of Bay Mills, Michigan. Mr. Van Horn was at one time a resident of Deseronto and left here for the west seventeen years ago. He is now head filer in a large lumber establishment in Bay Mills. His wife, who was a Miss Ensley, was a native of Wellington in Prince Edward. She was visiting in this district about four years ago, being the guest of Mrs. Goby and Mr. & Mrs. Vanblaricom, Prince Street, for serveral months. Deceased who was thirty-five years of age, had been in delicate health for several years. She is survived by her husband and five children. It will be remembered that last June the eldest daughter Gertrude passed her first year’s examination upon the piano with first class honors, securing the second place in harmony and winning the scholarship of the conservatory of music in Toronto. Deceased was a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church and was observe that the local newspaper pay a warm tribute to her memory as a lady who expressed a great influence for good in Bay Mills.
Vance Lulu May 13/09/1895 At Deseronto, on the 7th inst., Lulu May, infant daughter of Joseph and Addie Vance, aged 21 days.
Wager Elias 11/10/1895 At Slash Road, Richmond, on the 5th inst., Alias Wager, aged 77 years and 7 months
Wager Mrs. Jacob 14/06/1895 Local Items: Mrs. Jacob Wager, a helpless sufferer for years, died at her home, Mud Lake Road. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Henry Card, who lived with her and Mrs. R.H. Peters, Enterprise.
Walmsley Edith Gertrude 14/06/1895 District Items: Edith Gertrude, wife of William Walmsley, north Fredericksburg, died on the 4th, aged 22.
Walmsley Eva(nee: Vanalstine) 07/06/1895 District Items: At Napanee, on Tuesday morning, Eva, wife of William Walmsley and daughter of J.B. Vanalstine, died from consumption, aged 22.
Watson Harold 23/08/1895 At Deseronto, on the 17th inst., Harold, son of Dexter Watson, aged 5 years and 10 months.
Watson Harold 23/08/1895 Local Items: Mr. & Mrs. Dexter Watson have general sympathy in the death of their oldest child Harold, who died last Saturday evening of inflammation of the bowels, after only one day’s illness. The funeral took place on Monday, Mr. L. Wright conducting the religious services.
Weedmark Mrs. W.F.(Nee: Innes) 31/05/1895 Local Items: Very many of our readers will read with deep regret the announcement of the death at Fesserton, of Mrs. W.F. Weedmark, formerly Miss Innes of Deseronto.
Weedmark Euphemia F. 31/05/1895 At Fesserton, on May 18th, 1895, Euphemia F. Innes, beloved wife of W.F. Weedmark, and daugher of Mrs. C. Innes, formerly of Deseronto, aged 28 years 11 months and 22 days.
Welbanks Annie P.(nee: Hare) 05/04/1895 At Deseronto, on March 31st, 1895, Annie P., beloved wife of John Welbanks, aged 29 years, 5 months and 10 days.
Welbanks Mrs. John(nee: Hare) 05/04/1895 On Sunday, March 31st, Annie P., beloved wife of Mr. John Welbanks, passed away at her residence, Mill Street. Deceased, who was a daughter of Mr. Daniel Hare, of this town, was a victim of that fell disease consumption. She was an exceedingly amiable lady and much beloved by very many friends here and elsewhere. In her illness she was sustained by a simple faith in her Savior. She was 29 years of age and leaves an affectionate husband and one child to mourn their great loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the arrangements being directed by Mr. J.M. smith. The following ladies of the Sunday School class of which the deceased lady was also a member were pall-bearers: Mesames J. Huff, W. Stuart, D. Brown and Misses Rachael Toppings, M. Brown and G. Lowery. About 20 other ladies of the class were in the procession. Arrived at the Methodist church, there services were conducted by Rev. R. Taylor. Leaving the church, the members of the Court Quinte, Canadian Order of Foresters, took charge of the funeral and the remains were placed in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The afflicted husband and family friends have universal sympathy in their bereavement.
Wellington Miss Tina 28/06/1895 District Items: Miss Tina wellington, did at Enterprise on the 15th, aged 52. She had been a teacher for 25 years, having taught at Tamworth, Centreville, Milhaven and Enterprise.
Wilcox Mrs. Enos 17/05/1895 District Items: Mrs. Enos Wilcox, of Sidney, died on the 4th, aged 63 years.
Williams Milton 11/10/1895 An old resident of our village has passed away in the person of Mr. Milton Williams, who died very suddenly at his home on Monday last. The funeral took place on Wednesday, service being conducted at the house of Rev. Mr. Sanders.
Williams Mrs. Norman(Elizabeth Ann)(nee: Joyce) 30/08/1895 Death of Mrs. Norman Williams: Mrs. Norman Williams passed away on Sunday morning 25th inst. She had been an invalid for a year during which she had been a great sufferer. A surgical operation was performed last week abut the chock proved too great and she succumbed after a few days Deceased, whose maiden name was Joyce, was born in County Armagh, Ireland, and came to this country when only fourteen years of age settling with other members of the family in north Fredericksburg. She was married in Christ Church, Tyendinaga, by the late Rev. A. Givens. The greatest part of her life was spent in Fredericksburg or vicinity and for the last twelve years she resided in Deseronto. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church..Deceased, who was sixty-five years of age, is survived by her husband and three children, three sons and two daughters: Chas D. Williams of Coleman, Michigan; R.A. Williams of Traverse City, Michigan; N.W. Williams of Sault Ste. Marie and Mrs John Barber and Miss Maggie Williams, of Deseronto. All were present at the funeral except R.A. Williams, who was detained by his wife’s illness. The funeral which was under the direction of John Dalton, took place on Wednesday afternoon. Religious services were conducted at the home of Rev. R. Taylor after which the remains were removed to he Huffman Cemetery for interment. The following bearers: C. Simmons, D. Bradshaw, J.N. Morden, W.H. Bruton, A.G. Chase and R. Rusk. The bereaved have widespread sympathy in their great loss.
Williams Elizabeth Ann(nee: Joyce) 30/08/1895 At Deseronto, on Sunday, August 25th, 1895, Elizabeth Ann, wife of Norman Williams, aged 65 years and 10 months.
Williams Elizabeth Ann(nee: Joyce) 30/08/1895 Local Items: Norman W. Williams of the Weekly Courier, Sault Ste. Marie, is in town and favored us with a call. He came to Deseronto to attend the funeral of his mother He likes the country on the Upper Lakes and believes that there is a great future for Sault Ste. Marie.
Windover Reuben 03/05/1895 District items: Reuben Windover, of Forest Mills, Richmond,. Died April 25, aged 39, leaving a wife and child to mourn his loss.
Winters John 08/02/1895 Shannonville: John Winters, eldest son of Mr. William Winters, died on Saturday, the 26th of January, after a lingering illness. The funeral took place on Tuesday, service being conducted at the home of his parents.
Woodcock Bertha 16/08/1895 Bardolph: We are sorry to hear of the death of Miss Bertha Woodcock, of boston, late of Hay Bay, who died in boston on the 12th inst.
Woodcock Bertha 23/08/1895 District Items: Bertha Woodcock, of boston, daughter of Nelson Woodcock, of north Fredericksburg, died on the 11th,. The remains were interred at Bethany.
Woodcock Elizabeth Ann(nee: Vandusen) 06/09/1895 At Deseronto, on September 5th, 1895, Elizabeth Ann, wife of John G. Woodcock, aged 65 years and 6 months.
Woodcock Mrs. John(nee: Vandusen) 06/09/1895 Death of Mrs. John G. Woodcock: Mrs. John G. Woodcock died at the residence of her son-in-law, Anson N. Williamson, Dundas Street, at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, 5th inst., aged 65 years. Deceased was born in Sophiasburg and was the third daughter of Robert Vandusen who married a Miss Roblin, of Adolphustown. On January 31st, 1859, she was married and with her husband, who survives her, settled in Richmond township where they remained until eight years ago [when] they removed to Deseronto. The deceased lady was in poor health for over a years but was only seriously ill during the past three months. All her sufferings were borne with patient fortitude; for her death has no terrors as she trusted firmly in the merits of her Savior’s death for acceptance with God. She was a consistent member of the Church of England. In addition to her husband , she is survived by two of four children: Mrs. A. N. Williamson and Fred Woodcock, both of Deseronto. A brother Allan Vandusen resided in Colborne, and tow sisters Mrs. W.J. Adams in Omemee and Mrs. David H. Delong in Amelliasburg. The funeral will take place from the residence of A. N. Williamson, east Dundas Street, on Saturday, 7th inst., at 10:30 a.m. to St. Mark’s Church. then thence to Deseronto Cemetery, the arrangements being under the direction of J. Dalton undertaker. The family have general sympathy in their bereavement.
Woodcock Gilbert 05/04/1895 MacDonald: The death of Mr. Gilbert Woodcock occurred on Friday, March 28, at 5 a.m. He had not been well for a few days but death came to him very suddenly. He was a victim of asthma. The funerral which took place on Monday, was very large considering the bad roads and snow storm and gave evidence of the esteem and respect in which the deceased was held by his friends. The service was conducted by Rev. H.I Allen, whose text was Psalm 23; verse 4, AYea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil”. The remains were placed in the vault of the Napanee cemetery.
Woodcock Gilbert 05/04/1895 Gretna: On Monday the funeral cortege taking the late Gilbert Woodcock, who died after a short illness, to the vault at Napanee, passed this place.
Woodcock Margaret 02/08/1895 District Items: Margaret Woodcock, wife if Nicholas Woodcock, Richmond, died in Kingston hospital, on July 22nd. Seven weeks before she had her leg broken while milking a cow.
Woodcock Jacob Ryeson [sic] 05/04/1895 At Deseronto, on March 31st, 1895, Mr. Jacob Ryeson Woodcock, aged 42 years.
Woodcock Captain J. Ryeson 05/04/1895 Mr. Jacob Ryeson Woodcock, of Deseronto who had been ill all winter from enlargement of the spleen, passed away at an early hour last Sunday morning after some days of intense suffering, which he bore with exemplary Christian fortitude. Deceased, who was in his prime, his age being 42, was the son of Mr. Henry Woodcock, of Richmond, in which township he was born, though the greater part of his life was spent in Deseronto. for many years he pursued the occupation of a mariner and filled the position of mate and captain on several lake and bay vessels.during the past two years he commanded the tug Rescue, belonging to the Rathbun company. Deceased married Miss Mary Dowling, of Centreville, by whom [he had] two children – a boy and a girl – [who survive him] and who…have general sympathy in this sad bereavement,. The funeral took place on Monday and was under the direction of the Deseronto lodge No. 102, I.O.O.F., of which deceased was a member. There was a large turn out of Oddfellows and citizens. The bearers were Captains John Gowen, D.B. Christie, Frank McMaster, Frank Barnhard, Thomas Hull and John Stuart. After religious services conducted at the Methodist Church by Rev. R. Taylor, the remains were placed in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery, where the Oddfellow’s ritual was observed, Rev. R. Taylor acting as chaplain and G.A. Cole, as N[oble] G[rand]. Mr. J.M. Smith, of Dart and Oke, supervised the funeral arrangements.
Wright Alida 17/05/1895 District Items: Alida Wright, wife of James Hicks, died at Watertown. The remains were interred at Cressy.
Wright William Earel 01/11/1895 Local Items: Mr. & Mrs. James A. Wright have the sympathy of all in the sad bereavement which they sustained this week in the death of their only son.
Wright William Earel 01/11/1895 At Deseronto, on Sunday, October 27, 1895, William Earel, only son of James A. Wright, aged 6 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Wright J.G. 17/05/1895 Demorestville: We are again called upon to chronicle another death which occurred on the evening of May 3rd, the subject of this sketch being Mr. J.G. Wright, an old landmark aged eighty-three years, who has always been a law abiding citizen. He leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.
Wright Margaret L. 22/02/1895 At Rawdon, on February 10th, 1895, Margaret L. W[r]ight, aged 32 years, 7 months and 12 days.
Yeomans Horace Frederick 05/04/1895 At Deseronto, on the 1st, inst., Horace Frederick, infant son of Horace a. and Gertrude Yeomans, aged 4 weeks.
Young James 26/04/1895 Hillier: A very old resident of the township was buried in the 18th [of April].

1896 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Abrams Isaiah 31/01/1896 District Items: Isaiah Abrams, one of the oldest residents of Napanee, died last Friday, aged 82. He had been in poor health for a number of years. For some time he acted as agent for Sir Richard Cartwright and he was a member of the Masonic Order.
Alcock Samuel E. 10/04/1896 District Items: Samuel E. Alcock, of Hungerford, died on March 25, aged 27.
Allison Mrs. B.I.(Nee: Eliza Harriet Greeley) 20/03/1896 Death of Mrs. B.I. Allison: Mrs. Benjamin I. Allison, of Marysville, County Hastings, died at the family residence, 2nd concession of Tyendinaga, on Friday, March 13th, 1896, having almost attained the seventy-sixth year of her age, thus adding another to the long roll of old residents of this district who have of late been called to their long account.The deceased, whose maiden name was Eliza Harriet Greeley, was born about two miles from Demorestville in the township of Sophiasburg. Her father was Jonathon Greeley, a well known surveyor in this district. She was a cousin of Horace Greeley, the distinguished journalist and politician of New York city. About fifty-six years ago she with her husband settled in Tyendinaga township. The district where they located was then a wilderness and they were the earliest pioneer settlers. With courage and great industry they addressed themselves to the task of making a home,. The succeeded admirably as the comfortable home in which she ended her days amply testifies. The deceased lady was of a kind and affectionate disposition and her life was spent in largely in the service of her family and the community. She is survived by her aged partner in life and also by nine of twelve children, all of whom have homes of their own. Few parents have been so well loved and respected by her [their] children. The old home was therefore very frequently brightened by visits from her children, grand-children and great grand-children, all of whom were ever sure of a most cordial welcome from Mrs. Allison. Such visits were always looked forward to with pleasurable anticipation by all concerned. Her illness was of long duration but was borne with great patience and Christian submission. There was no complaint and visitors always remarked the cheerfulness which pervaded the sick room. She will be greatly missed in the community where she had so long proved a kind friends and good neighbor. The funeral took place on Tuesday, 17th inst., a very large number of relatives and friends assembling to pay the last tribute of respect to departed worth. Religious services wre held by the Methodist church, Rev. Dr. McDiarmid, of Napanee, officiating. The funeral procession, about fifty rigs being counted , then proceeded to the Deseronto Cemetery. Among others present were: Mr. & Mrs. A.G. Allison of Toronto; Mr. & Mrs. W.H. Allison of London; Mrs. Ferris , a daughter from Pawling, New York; John and Wellington Howell of Rendersville; H. Fairman and R. Ross of Gilead; Mr. & Mrs. William Allison of Gilead; Joseph Allison and N. Wood, of Bethel etc. etc.
Allison Mrs. B.I. 15/05/1896 Local Items: The remains of the late Mrs. B.I. Allison of the 2nd concession of Tyendinaga, were removed from the vault and interred in the Deseronto cemetery. Members of the family and other friends were present.
Allison Eliza H. 20/03/1896 At Marysville, County of Hastings, Ontario, on March 13th, 1896, Eliza H. wife of Benjamin I. Allison, aged 76 years.
Anderson Gustavus 14/02/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of the late Gustavus Anderson, son the Rev. G.A. Anderson, missionary of the Reserve, were placed in the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery on Tuesday last. Deceased had suffered for many years with inflammatory rheumatism, but in his later illness which was only a few days duration, he was attacked with acute inflamation of the kidneys which resulted in his death on Sunday morning at 5 o’clock. The missionary and his family have the heart felt sympathy of all in their great bereavement.
Anderson Rev. Gustavus Alexander 13/03/1896 At the Mohawk parsonage, Tyendinaga, on March 12th, 1896, Rev. Gustavus Alexander Anderson, M.A., Missionary of the Tyendinaga Reserve, aged 70 years. Funeral on Saturday, 14th inst., at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend,.
Anderson Gustavus 14/02/1896 Local Items: The late Gustavus Anderson acted for many years as the efficient correspondent of The Tribune on the Tyendinaga Reserve.
Anderson Gustavus 14/02/1896 Obituary: It is with regret that we record the death of Gustavus Alexander Anderson, only surviving son of Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., rector of Tyendinaga, the sad event having occurred abut 4:50 a.m. on Sunday, February 9th. Deceased had walked down to town on Wednesday of last week, but on Thursday he took to his bed as the result of an attack of la grippe. Nothing serious was anticipated but on Saturday he grew rapidly worse and medical assistance was secured. The disease took the form of acute inflamation of the kidneys and after great suffering he passes away early on Sunday morning. Deceased was born in the Mohawk parsonage on the 28th of August 1858 and was thus in his 38th year. His health was always delicate and he suffered much from rheumatism. Last year he was very will from typhoid fever which left him still more delicate than ever and less able to fight against any attack of disease. He was of a cheery disposition, kind and considerate for all and particularly so for those at home. To the venerable missionary and his wife this removal is a great blow coming only a little more than a year after the death of their youngest daughter. It is needless to say that they have very widespread sympathy in their great affliction.The funeral, which, despite the very blustery weather and bad roads, was numerously attended, took place at 11 a.m. Services of an impressive character were held in Christ church, the following clergymen being present and taking part: Revs. Rural Dean Stanton and J.H. Coleman, of Deseronto; Rev. Thomas Godden, of Shannonville; and Revs. Canon Burke and A.L. Geen, of Belleville. The choir of St. Mark’s church, Deseronto, very kindly assisted in the musical part of the service., Miss McGaughey presiding at the organ. The remains were then removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. John Dalton had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Anderson Gustavus Alexander 14/02/1896 At the Mohawk Parsonage, Tyendinaga, on Sunday, February 9th, 1896, Gustavus Alexander, only surviving son of Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., in his 38th year.
Anderson Gustavus Alexander 20/03/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of our much lamented and respected missionary were deposited in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery on Saturday last, the funeral being one of the largest that has ever been seen within the precincts of this parish. There were fully one hundred rigs in line. In his demise the Mohawks have lost a friend whom it will be difficult to replace. It will be difficult to fine one who will be so well adapted to the work of the missionary to the Indians as the Rev. Mr. Anderson.
Anderson Gustavus Alexander 20/03/1896 Local Items: Rev. G. A. Anderson was the first clergyman removed by death while holding the incumbency of Tyendinaga Reserve.
Anderson Gustavus Alexander 20/03/1896 In Memorium: At the morning service in Trinity Church, Shannonville, on Sunday, 15th inst., Rev. R. Gooden, B.A., the incumbent, made a few appropriate and feeling remarks on the life and death of the old missionary of the reserve. Almost the last ministerial work of Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., was the holding of a missionary meeting in Shannonville church, in which he was ably assisted by Chief Sampson Green. The service last Sunday closed with singing Hymn 463, called AHeaven” all kneeling, AWhen thy saints in glory reign, free from sorrow, free from pain.”
Anderson Gustavus Alexander 20/03/1896 Funeral of Rev. G.A. Anderson: The funeral of the late Rev. G.A. Anderson took place last Saturday afternoon. There was a very large attendance, people being present from all parts of the district. The remains were removed to the Christ Church, the following clergymen acting as pall bearers: Revs. Thomas Godden, F.T. Dibb, F.D. Woodcock, J. Creegan, D.F. Bogart and A.G. Westmacott. The church was crowded in every part and the impressive service was listened to with devout attention by all present. The service was conducted by Rural Dean Stanton and Rev. Jarvis. There were also present Revs. Canon, burke, J.H.H. Coleman, and H. Blacklock. The musical portion of the service was rendered by the choir of Christ church, assisted by the choir of St. Mark’s, Deseronto, Mrs. J.H. Coleman acting as organist. The remains were then removed from the church to be conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery, over one hundred rigs being in the long procession. The chief mourners were: Mrs. Featherstonhaugh and Miss Anderson, daughters of the deceased; Heber Featherstonhaugh – grandson; and Joseph and Dixon Clouston, brokers-in-law of the deceased clergyman. The floral offerings were very rich and beautiful. The procession as it proceeded along the streets of Deseronto was watched by a great number of spectators.
Anderson Gustavus Alexander 06/03/1896 Death of Rev. G. A. Anderson, M.A.: Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., the venerable missionary of Tyendinaga Reserve, died on the morning of Thursday, March 12th at four o’clock, after an illness of about two weeks. He was seized with an attack of la grippe which in a few days was followed by paralysis. Dr. Newton was in constant attendance but it was evident from the first that there was no hope of recovery and though the patient evidenced great tenacity of life, he continued to sink steadily until he passed away yesterday morning. He was conscious during the greater part of the past week, but at times was fully conscious and recognized visitors to whom he expressed his gratitude for their kindness in calling and the many evidences of respect and affliction shown to himself and family. Mrs. Anderson and his two daughters never left his bedside and his parishioners and there friends were most assiduous in their attention. Revs. Rural Deant Stanton, J.H. Colemen, T. Godden and R.T. Dibb were most faithful in their attendance and the members of the Mohawk Council also showed a great deal of thoughtful kindness during the venerable pastor’s illness. For all this kindness, Mrs. Anderson and her daughters are extremely grateful. The funeral will take place on Saturday, 14th inst., at two o’clock in the afternoon. Services will be held at Christ Church after which the remains will be removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. No doubt very many friends of the deceased will unite in paying their respects to one so long a prominent resident of this district. Rev. Gustavus Alexander Anderson was born at Drummond Ireland, Lake Huron, on the 5th of July, 1825, and was the fourth child of Captain Thomas G. Anderson, visiting superintendent of Indian affairs for Canada and payer of annuities. Captain Anderson was the son of Samuel Anderson, who, at the time of the American Revolution, received a commission in the King’s Royal Regiment of New York, was wounded at Bunker Hill and subsequently served under Sir John Johnson. After the war he settled in Cornwall, Upper Canada, where he held many important offices and died in 1832, at the venerable age of 97 years. When his son Thomas was but a mere child the father procured for him a commission as cadet of his father’s company, in the King’s Royal Regiment. At the age of fifteen he became a clerk in the store of Thomas Markland, in Kingston, and five years after he left for Northwest Ontario. He took a prominent part in the stirring events of 1812 and subsequently became Indian agent etc., and died at Port Hope on February 16th, 1875, in the ninety-sixth years of his age. The subject of this sketch was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto and at the Theological College, Coburg, taking his M.A. degree from Trinity College, Toronto. He was ordained deacon in 1848 and priest in 1849 by the famous Bishop Strachan, of Toronto, by whom he also has baptized. His first appointment was the Sault Ste. Marie and then in 1850 he was appointed to the charge of the Mohawk Mission of Tyendinaga. In 1870 he was transferred to Iroquois where he remained for three years. He was then appointed to the charge of the parish of Penetanguishene and while there he was selected for the position of chaplain of the Boy’s Reformatory at that place. In 1855, on the retirement of rural Dean Baker, Anderson was again appointed, at the request of the Indian council to the charge of Tyendinaga Reserve, and continued to discharge the onerous duties of the position until the time of his death. During the past two years it was evident that Mr. Anderson was unequal, owing to failing health to the demands made upon him but the duties of his extensive parish. The death of his daughter Sophie last year was a great bow to him and the death of his son Gustavus a few weeks ago was also keenly felt and exercised a depressing effect. He had practically decided for these and other reasons to resign the charge of the parish and the Indian department at Ottawa had just arranged for a retiring allowance when he was prostrated by the illness which thus caused him to die in harness. In all matters pertaining to Indian affairs and the history of the Mohawk and other tribes, Mr. Anderson was acknowledged authority and in former years readers of The Tribune were often favored with very interesting contributions from his pen on these themes. Mr. Anderson was the sole resident clergyman in this section in the early days of Deseronto, then known as Mill Point. People of all classes and creeds attended his ministration. He held the first service in the old schoolhouse at Mill Point in 1864. Hundreds of residents of the district belonging to all denominations were baptized and married by him. In times of affliction or death his kindly presence was always to be seen. His manner was most genial and he took a warm interest in all public affairs. He was a Conservative in politics and did good service for that party in many a campaign. He was also a member of the Loyal Orange Assoc. and frequently preached to lodges of that body and took part in their public demonstrations. In fact he was one of the most conspicuous figures in the Bay district and his removal will be heard with regret by hosts of old friends and acquaintances all over the province. Mr. Anderson was united in marriage on June 12, 1859, with miss Mary Clouston, daughter of William Clouston, of the Hudson Bay Company’s service. They had seven children, three sons and four daughters. His widow survives and two daughters, Mrs. Featherstonhaugh and Miss Mary, are both at home at the parsonage. Two sisters survive him: Mrs. W.H. Rowe of Toronto and Mrs. H.D. Rowe of Japan. To the family the sympathy of a very large circle of friends will go out in their great bereavement.
Anderson Rev. G.A. 24/04/1896 The interment of the remains of the late Rev. G. A. Anderson will take place on Tuesday next, the 28th inst., under the Orange rites. It is expected that several lodges will participate.
Anderson G.A. Jr. 24/04/1896 The remains of G. A. Anderson, Jr., will also be buried on the 28th inst.
Anderson Rev. G. A. M.A. 24/04/1896 Funeral Notice: The remains of the late Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., will be removed from the vault of the Deseronto cemetery for interment in the Mohawk cemetery on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28th inst. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Loyal District Orange Lodge. All members of the order are requested to meet at the Forester’s Hall, Colp Hall, at 1:30 p.m., whence they will march in procession to the cemetery and thence to the Mohawk Church.
Anderson G.A. and son Gustavus 01/05/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of the late Rev. G. A. Anderson and his son Gustavus were buried in Christ Church cemetery on Tuesday. A large number of people turned out to pay their last tribute of respect to their departed friend.
Anderson G.A. and son Gustavus 01/05/1896 Local Items: They were removed from the vault of the Deseronto cemetery to Christ Church cemetery on Friday. The funeral was under the direction of the district Orange Lodge.
Anderson Gustavus 29/05/1896 Local Items: Mrs. G.A. Anderson and Miss Anderson have returned home from Sidney, where they enjoyed a pleasant visit with friends. Mrs. Anderson has removed from the Mohawk parsonage to the house on Green Street recently vacated by S. Hawley.
Anderson Rev. G.A., M.A. 28/08/196 Local Items: A handsome monument to the memory of the late Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., missionary on the Reserve, and also in memory of his son Augustus and daughter Sophie, has been erected at the expense of Mrs. Anderson and Miss Anderson. The workmanship was executed by Mr. Kouler, Napanee.
Archambault Joseph Hugo 03/04/1896 At Deseronto, on April 22nd,m 1896, Joseph Hugo, only son of James and Emma Archambault, aged 10 months and 21 days.
Asselstine Mrs. Allen 22/05/1896 Local Items: Mrs. Allan Asselstine, who had been suffering from dropsy, died of heart failure last Saturday night at the residence of Mrs. Post, at the West end of Deseronto. She was only 19 years of age. Her husband resides at Napanee, the two having parted on account of domestic troubles. The funeral took place on Sunday, religious services being conducted at the West End Mission my Mr. Clark, the missionary in charge.
Babbitt Harry 24/04/1896 District Items: Harry Babbitt, of hillier, probably the oldest resident of Prince Edward, died on April 18th, aged 97. He was a native of Queen’s County, New Brunswick.
Babcock Stuart 24/07/1896 Stuart Babcock Killed: Stuart Babcock, a brakeman on the Grant Trunk Railway, suburban train at Kingston, was killed about 2 p.m. ast Sunday afternoon while coupling two cars at the foot of Johnston Street, Kingston. He was crushed between the cars, the body being squeezed so that life was fairly crushed out, though there were only a few scratches to be seen. He lived about twenty minutes after the accident. Deceased, whose parents live on a farm near Westbrook, was married but has no family. He was about twenty-seven years of age and a fine specimen of manhood. He was at one time a brakeman on the Bay of Quinte Railway and resided for a time in Deseronto. For the past two years he has been connected with the G.T.R.
Barber James 24/01/1896 Obituary: James Barber, a well known resident of Shannonville, died on Tuesday 14th inst., aged 82 years. He leaves seven sons and two daughters, one of whom, John Barber, resided in Deseronto.
Barber James 24/01/1896 At Shannonville, on January 14th, 1896, James Barber, aged 82 years.
Beggs Captain Thomas 21/08/1896 At Deseronto, on the 16th of August, 1896. Captain Thomas Beggs, aged 65 years.
Beggs Captain Thomas 21/08/1896 Death of Captain Thomas Beggs: By the death of Captain Thomas Beggs, which occurred on Sunday, August 16th, Deseronto loses one of its most aged and respected citizens. He was one of the pioneers of the town and few were better known in the Bay District. During the past two years he had been in ill health and during the past seven months his strength failed steadily. A few weeks ago it was evident that the end was approaching and after much patient suffering, he quickly passed away on Sunday. Deceased was born at Bellhalbert, County Down, Ireland, and came to Canada in 1847, settling in Deseronto, a mere hamlet. Here he made his home ever since. For some years he lived in a house near J.M. Oliver’s residence, Dundas Street, and afterwards moved to Mill Street. He sailed a great many vessels and commanded the schooner which carried the first load of lumber from the Messrs. Rathbun’s mills to the other side of the lake. He sailed several vessels for the Rathbun Company and the Messrs. Wallbridge. Fro some years he was master of The Canadian, a well known lake vessel. He made trips all over the great lakes and was a skilled navigator. His own vessel, The Sibyela, was wrecked down the bay about twelve years ago. Shortly after, owing to failing health, he gave up sailing and removed to his home in Deseronto. His father came to this country two years after Captain Beggs came to Deseronto and was drowned the year afterwards. Captain Beggs was particularly well posted in the early history of Deseronto and could trace its growth and give information about its people from its earliest days to its present status as a town. He was a kind friend and obliging neighbor as all are ready to certify. In his religious connections he was a Presbyterian. Two years after coming to Deseronto he married Mary Jane Filson, by whom he is survived. He leaves also the following sons and daughters: Mrs. A. A. Richardson and Miss Annie, in Deseronto; Mrs. Andrew Pullar of Mobile, Alabama; David Beggs of Bathgate, Dakota and Thomas Beggs of Denver, Colorado.Mrs. James Pullar, his oldest daughter, died at Saginaw, Michigan, about eight years ago. A very wide circle of friends write in lamenting his removal.The funeral of such an old resident of the town naturally attracted a very large concourse of people desirous to pay the last tribute of respect. Funeral services were conducted at the house, Mr. Russell, officiating in the unavoidable absence of Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D. The remains were then conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: S.B. Bowen, J.L. Ferguson, Thomas Pigden, Archibald Thompson, Robert Brown and William dunning. John Dalton conducted the funeral arrangements.
Berozovak(or Sampson) Samuel 01/05/1896 Napanee Local Items: At Harrowsmith station on Wednesday evening a Hebrew pedlar named Samuel Sampson or Sampson Berozovaski, was crushed to death while attempting to board a Bay of Quinte train, being caught between the wheel and the platform of the station. He resided in Napanee and his family are now on their way from Russia to this country.
Bikeman Mrs. Nolan 01/05/1896 Green Point: Mrs. Nolan Bikeman was buried on Sunday 26th.
Blanchard Mrs. Thomas 24/04/1896 Tyendinaga: The remains of the late and lamented wife of Thomas Blanchard were interred in Christ Church cemetery on Wednesday last.
Booth Dr. 24/04/1896 District Items: Dr. Booth, of Odessa, while taking a walk on his property, dropped dead of apoplexy.
Booth James 21/02/1896 At Deseronto, on February 17th, 1896, James Booth, aged 83 years and 7 months.
Booth James 21/02/1896 Obituary: James booth, one of the oldest residents of the town died at the residence of his son-in-law George D. Smith, Dundas street, on Friday February 17th, after a short illness. Deceased was born in Gurtheen, County of Kilkenny, Ireland, in June 1812 and came to this country in 1832, settling at St. Catharines where he soon afterwards took a small contract on the Welland Canal. During the stirring years of the rebellion of 1837-8 he saw active service in a troop of calvary and frequently carried dispatches to Chippewa, etc. In 1853 he moved to Napanee and resided in that town and in Richmond until about eighty years ago when he moved to Deseronto. He was married in 1837 to Elizabeth Flewelling who came from the same place in Ireland an dby whom he had nine children, four sons and five daughters, all of whom, except John, the eldest, are still living. His wife died 26 years ago. The following are his surviving children: Thomas and Henry in St. Catherines; James R. in Deseronto; Mrs. George Mable, Thorald; Mrs. John Russell, Richmond; Mrs. George d. smith and Mrs. Alonzo Young, Deseronto; Mrs. F. Sandord, Belleville. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and a staunch conservative in politics. The funeral took place on Sunday Rev. R. Taylor conducted service at the house. The pallbearers were : D. Bradshaw, D. Vanderwaters, J. Chapman, G. Simmons, John woodcock and John Watson. The remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Borden Clara Victoria 04/12/1896 At Deseronto, on November 30th 1896, Clara Victoria, only daughter of Jacob Borden, aged 20 years and 5 months.
Bowyer John A. 28/08/1896 Drowned in a Tub: The fifteen month’s child of John Bowyer, employed at the Bay View Ranch, was drowned in a tub of water last Saturday afternoon. Having escaped from its mother’s attention for a minute or two it toddled to a tub of water and fell in. Life was extinct when it was found. The remains were removed to Napanee cemetery for interment the following day, religious services being conducted by Rev. G. Shore. The parents have the sympathy of all in their trouble.
Bowyer John A. 28/08/196 At Deseronto, on August 22nd, 1896, John A., son of John Bowyer, aged 1 year and 3 months.
Boyd Rev. J.M. (B.D.) 18/12/1896 Presbyterian minister of Beauharnois, P.Q., died on Wednesday, aged 55. He was only ill for three weeks. Mr. Boyd was well know to readers of The Tribune in Deseronto and The Bay district. He was at one time in charge of the congregation at Demorestville, where is affectionately remembered. The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the family burying place near Ottawa.
Brant Cornelius 10/07/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of Cornelius Brant who was drowned in West Lake near Wellington, Prince Edward County, was buried near that place, the body being so long in the water that decomposition made it unfit for transportation.
Brant Jacob 17/04/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: Jacob, the 13 year old son of John & Lydia Brant, who died on the 13th inst., was buried at Christ Church cemetery on Wednesday last.
Brennan Michael 07/01/1896 District Items: Michael Brennan, bookkeeper for James Swift & Co., Kingston, died last Friday morning.
Brown Alice M.(nee: Kimmerly) 14/08/1896 At Deseronto, on Thursday, August 13th, 1896, Alice M. Kimmerly, beloved wife of Peter Brown, aged 28 years.
Brown Mrs. James 03/01/1896 Mrs. James Brown, 2nd concession of Thurlow, aged 45, died on December 21st.
Brown Melvin 25/12/1896 “Mr. Melvin Brown, who fell off the wall of the Opera House last week, died on Sunday afternoon at his home on Niagara Street (in St. Catherines). He was thought to be getting along nicely and his friends believed that no serious results would follow from the accident, but on Sunday morning he took a chill and sank rapidly. Mr. Brown came here in April last to accept a position as foreman for Mr. George Wilson. He had been 14 years in the employ of the Rathbun Company, Deseronto, and was a splendid workman. He leaves a widow, one son and six daughters. Four daughters, Mrs. James Dillon, and three unmarried daughters and the son live here and the reaming members of the family are Mrs. Crampton, of St. Thomas, and Mrs. Wagar, of Deseronto. During his short residence in St. Catherines, Mr. Brown and family have drawn around them many warm friends who deeply sympathize with them in their affliction.” (The Evening Star of St. Catherines) The deceased was held in high esteem in Deseronto, being very popular wit his fellow workman. He was always regarded as an excellent mechanic. He was a member of the Quinte Lodge, A.O.U.W. and the members of the order in St. Catherines were present in a body at the funeral which took place on Tuesday afternoon to the cemetery in that city. With a very large circle of friends The Tribune extends sympathy to the bereaved widow and other members of the family in their sudden and very trying bereavement.
Brown Melvin 25/12/1896 At St. Catherines, Ontario, on Sunday December 20th, 1896, Melvin Brown, aged 52 years.
Bruyea Mary(nee: Burdell) 13/03/1896 Sudden Death: A very sudden death occurred yesterday, the victim being Mrs. Bruyea, wife of Anthony Bruyea, Fourth Street. She had been complaining of a slight pain over her eye before dinner and said she would go uptown and get something for it. Accordingly accompanied by her eldest girl – she went to Egar’s drug store. Mr. Egar says she looked quite bright and happy when she entered the shop, but she suddenly fell down and almost instantly expired. the cause of death being heart disease. Deceased, who would have been forty years of age on the 19th inst., was a native of Tannersville, Monroe Co., Pennsylvannia, her maiden name being Mary Burdell. With her husband she came to Deseronto about four years ago. She is survived by her husband and three children, all girls, aged twelve, ten and two years respectively. The bereaved family will have all sympathy in their affliction. The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Deseronto cemetery. Religious services will be conducted at the house.
Bruyea Mary 13/03/1896 Local Items: Mr. Bruyea, whose wife died so suddenly yesterday, had only returned a few days ago from the shanties in the north where he has been working.. He drove past his house yesterday about three o’clock and his wife held up the baby to him at the window as he passed by. An hour later she was a corpse. she had only entered Mr. Edgar’s drug store when she fell. Some men raised her up and she sighed twice. Dr. Vandervoort was immediately summoned, and in five minutes was on the spot but he found life extinct.
Bruyea Mary(nee: Burdell) 13/03/1896 At Deseronto, on the 12th inst., Mary, wife of Anthony Bruyea, aged 40 years.
Bruyea Mrs. Anthony 15/05/1896 Local Items: The remains of the late Mrs. Anthony Bruyea were removed yesterday from the vault for interment in Deseronto cemetery.
Burley William Byron 06/03/1896 District Items: William Byron, oldest son of John W. Burley, of Moneymore, died on the 21st of February, aged 15.
Burns Mrs. Andrew(Williamina)(nee: Lyman) 17/07/1896 Mrs. Andrew Burns, who has been suffering from consumption,. Died on Wednesday morning. Deceased, who was a daughter of T. Lyman, of this town, was only seventeen years of age. She is survived by her husband and one child who have general sympathy in their bereavement. The funeral took place yesterday, religious services being conducted by Mr. Clark of the West End Mission.
Burns Williamina 17/07/1896 At Deseronto, July 15th, 1896, Williamina, beloved wife of Andrew Burns, aged 17 years.
Butler Tobias 19/06/1896 Death of Tobias Butler:It was indeed a rude shock which citizens experienced as they proceeded to their work on Tuesday morning. When they learned that their old friend and neighbor, Tobias Butler, had passed away at six o’clock that morning. As the sad news passed quickly through the town concern and regret could be seen stamped on every face. Though Mr. Butler had been in ill health for many months no one dreamed that his end was so near. He had been in town the day before, and , though admitting to some friends that he was far from strong. He was apparently in the best of spirits as he talked and joked with companions on his was home. He had intended to go to Belleville on Tuesday morning and with that end in view rose early. He said he did not feel well and that he would recline and rest himself while the horse was being brother out. He was seized with a fit of coughing which brought hemorrhage of the lungs. Dr. Newton was summoned but before he could reach the sick man life was extinct.Tobias Butler was born at New Ross, County Kilkenny, Ireland, on the 10th of February 1832. When he was about 18 years of age he left his native land and came to Canada, arriving at Quebec, where he remained a sort time. He afterwards came west to Belleville and hearing of the mills being opened in Millpoint, now Deseronto, he set out for that village. Here he remained until his death. When he arrived in Deseronto he was about 20 years of age. He had not been long in the employ of the owners of the mill, when his honesty and industry was recognized by H.B. Rathbun, the founder of the Rathbun Company, who placed him in positions of trust. Every duty assigned to him was performed with the greatest fidelity and he steadily rose from one position to another until he was entrusted with the direction of the extensive forest operations of the Messrs. Rathbun. In that capacity he manifested signal ability and was the right hand man if the general manager of the Rathbun Company in all matters pertaining to the rest and most important department of their operations. Messrs. Callaghan and Scanton both commenced their work under Mr. Butler. In fact very many of the leading men in connection with the Rathbun Company were in their early days more or less in his charge and bear the imprint of his practical mind.Enjoying but few privileges in early life, by application and reading he kept abreast of the times in his business and in other matters. He valued the importance of educational institutions and spared no means in giving the members of his family a liberal education. His record for honesty and integrity is well known all over the district. He was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic church which, by his death, loses a generous supporter. While faithful to his own church he was ever ready assist the poeple of other denominations in their undertakings and he will be remembered by old residents as a contributor to the old Union Church. He was a total abstainer. In politics he was a Liberal and always took a keen interest in public affairs.

Mr. Butler was making arrangements to go to Kingston on Thursday to be examined by Dr. Sullivan. He was looking forward to a trip with Mrs. Butler to Ireland as soon as the medical men would grant permission. Of late he had not been able to visit the lumber woods, but he nevertheless attended to his business by giving advise and council to the various foremen under him.

He was married to Miss Elizabeth McVey, of Tyendinaga, 41 years ago on the 21st of October next. He is survived by the following children: M.J. Butler, C.E., EJ. Butler, Dr. Tobias Butler of Chicago, George A. Butler, Mrs. John McKenty of Napanee and Misses Libby and Ella. It will be remembered that William, a bright young student, died about 14 years ago.

The funeral took place on Thursday at 11 a.m. It was very numerously attended, many friends from all parts of the district being present. Owing to the destruction of the church in Deseronto, religious services were conducted at the house. Rev. Father Hogan officiated and prefaced the service by a warm tribute to the memory of the deceased whose integrity of character and consistent Christian life he held up as an example worth of imitation. He knew the deceased had so lived as to be prepared for the final summons. The procession then proceeded to the cemetery. In addition to the members of the family and other relatives, E.W. Rathbun, T.S. Rathbun and W.C.B. Rathbun were present as mourners. The bearers were: W.R. Alysowrth, Thomas Callaghan, a.H. McGaughey, Thomas Roach Sr., J.M. Poitras and James Scantlin. The casket was covered with a large number of rich floral tributes. The remains wre interred in the Roman Catholic Deseronto cemetery.

The Tribune unites with the many sorrowing friends in expressing heartfelt regret at the removal of a kind friend and upright citizen.

Butler Tobias 19/06/1896 Personals: The Rathbun Company have all their employees, who so desired permission to attend the funeral of the late Tobias Butler. The works were closed down at 11 o’clock, the hour of the funeral, as a mark of respect to the deceased.
Cahoon Janet Elizabeth 04/09/1896 At Deseronto, on September 1st, 1896, Janet Elizabeth, infant daughter of George C and Mary Elizabeth Cahoon, aged 1 year and 3 months.
Carrier Aquilas 21/08/1896 At Deseronto, on August 18th, Aquilas, son of Joseph Carrier, aged 14 years and 4 months.
Carrie Aquilas 21/08/1896 Sad Drowning Fatality: On Tuesday evening a sad drowning accident occurred which brought unspeakable sorrow into tow happy homes of this town. The victims were Aquilas Carrier, son of Joseph Carrier, formerly of St. David, Levis Co., P.Q., and Xavier Dube, son of Henry Dube. Both lads were about fourteen years of age. The two left their homes abut seven o’clock in the evening. Mr. Dube, when his son did not return at the usual hour, became uneasy and set out to look for the boys. He looked in different places but could get no tidings. He then, between nine and ten o’clock, went to the Bog mill log pond where boys frequently go in bathing. Going on the pier he found the clothing of the two boys and the discovery led him to suspect the fearful truth that they were drowned. He was so overcome that he fell off the pier into the water. He hastened home and gave the alarm on the way. A search for the bodies was then instituted and by means of lanterns the bodies were located, a young man named Howard being the first to observe them. They were in five feet of water, only a little distance apart, both lying with their faces on the bottom. It is thought that one of the lads took a cramp and otherwise came to grief and that the other endeavored to go to his rescue and was himself caught by the weeds at the bottom. Some men heard the cries of boys but did not heed then, thinking it was nothing serious. The bodies were brought to their homes which were almost opposite each other on St. George Street. Pen could not describe the anguish of the bereaved parents and their families. The whole community was rudely shocked by this double fatality and people have talked of little else for the past few days. Both lads were bright, manly little fellows, a source of pride to their parents. Young Dube was called Xavier after a brother of his father who had been drowned when only fifteen years of age. By a strange coincidence a like fate happens to the lad so named. People of all classes called at the homes of the two lads to express their sympathy.The funeral of the two lads took place yesterday afternoon. It was of a double character and great numbers attended. It was one of the most pathetic spectacles ever seen in the town. The two processions, side by side, passed along the streets. At the head of the two carriages containing the youthful bearers; then the two hearses and mourners and friends following in rigs behind. Arrived at the Deseronto Roman Catholic cemetery, services were conducted by Rev. Father Hogan, and the two caskets were placed in the one grave. The event is one which will not soon be forgotten. See also Dube, Xavier
Carter Arthur 01/05/1896 Local Items: The remains of the late Arthur Carter who died in Toronto last December were removed to their last resting place in the Deseronto cemetery last Sunday afternoon.
Casey Patrick 18/09/1896 Marysville: Patrick Casey, of Watertown, New York, formerly of Tyendinaga, died on Monday. The remains arrived at Marysville by the evening express and were interred in the Marysville cemetery on Tuesday, a large number being present to pay their respects to the deceased.
Chamberlain Mr. T. B. 02/10/1896 Aged 66, of Richmond township, died on Wednesday after seven weeks suffering,His spine having been injured by a fall from a haystack.
Charters Robert 06/03/1896 Died of Cancer: The Times, of Bay City, Michigan, thus refers to the death of a former resident of Deseronto who will be remembered by many of our readers: > Robert Charters, the well known lumber inspector, died at his home on Eight Street. He was 38 years of age and leaves a wife and seven children, the oldest being 11 years of age.Mr. Charters was afflicted with cancer of the throat. Three months ago he went to Ann Arbor and was operated upon, but the disease had obtained too strong a hold and its ravages could not be checked. He has been confined to his home nearly a month, during which period he endured terrible suffering. One week ago a hemorrhage started and it was then thought the end was near. The flow was checked but his friends knew it was only a matter of time when the disease would work its way into the jugular vein. The news of his death was therefore no surprise to those familiar with his condition.Mr. Charters was one of the most popular and capable lumber inspectors on the river and during the past few years he has been engaged in shipping on his own hook. He was a Mason and belonged to the other fraternal societies. Fortunately he carried an insurance on his life aggregating $21,500, which, in addition to a handsome residence erected two years ago, leaves his family well provided for.

The funeral will be held under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity.

Claizie Mrs. James 10/04/1896 District Items: Mrs. James Claizie, 1st concession of Thurlow, died last Saturday, aged 47, after a long illness from consumption. She is survived by her husband and two children.
Clark Rev. N. 11/09/1896 Local Items: On Tuesday Mr. Clark of the West End Mission, received the sad intelligence of the death of his uncle Rev. N. Clark. Deceased was for twelve years minister of Lakefield and for some years back had been pastor of the Presbyterian church at Denison, Iowa. His health not being good, he had decided to take a rest and he was making his home in Toronto. He went to the church on Sunday, was taken ill while there and despite all that medical skill could do, death followed next day. It will be remembered that he filled the pulpit of the Church of the Redeemer on the last Sunday of August. He was held in high esteem as a faithful minister of the gospel.
Claus Thomas 10/01/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The death of Thomas Claus on the 5th inst., has removed one of the old land marks of the Parish, a man who as lay delegate choir master and councillor worked for many years zealously for the church of his ancestors.
Claus Thomas 10/01/1896 Obituary: Thomas Claus, whose death we announce, at the age of 78, in another column, was one of the most respected members of the Mohawk band. He was trustful, conscientious, and simple-minded. It may be said of him that he was > a man in whom there was no guile=. For over twenty years he was an elected member of the council, the duties of which office he discharged faithfully. He was elected delegate to the first Diocesan Synod held in Toronto, in May 1851, in which capacity he served the Parish for many years after the Diocese of Ontario was formed. When the Episcopal Endowment Fund was being raised for Ontario, he , as councillor and representative of the Reserve, proposed that the Band should contribute tow hundred and fifty dollars, which motion was carried and the sum immediately paid: At the meeting afterwards held in the Parish Church to solicit donations from the whites interested in the proposed new Diocese of Ontario and raising of funds for the endowment, a discussion arose as to who would be the bishop, one saying he would contribute liberally if so and so were to be elected and so on. When the discussion has lasted for some time and not real business had been transacted, Thomas Claus rose and said “You white people have no faith. I d not wish to boost of what we have done; we have given $250.00 to God. He will choose the man He wants and we should be satisfied.” This little speech was such a rebuke that the discussion indeed and liberal donations were made. Thomas Claus was for many years leader of the choir and on the first Sunday of December, which was the last time he attended Christ Church, he took part in the singing. He will be missed form his seat in the Church and at the Holy Communion from which celebration he was never absent. The funeral services was conducted by the venerable missionary of the Reserve at Christ Church after which the remains were deposited in the Deseronto vault. The pall bearers were : Peter Brant, Michael Claus, William Maracle, Randall Smith, George Munro and William Diver. John Dalton was undertaker.
Claus Thomas 10/01/1896 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 5th inst., Thomas Claus, aged 79 years. For several years a councilor and lay representative to the Diocesan Synod of the Mohawk Reserve.
Clinton 05/06/1896 At Belleville, on June 1st, the infant son of George Clinton, M.D.
Clute Daniel 06/03/1896 District Items: Daniel Clute, of Paisley, formerly of Newburgh, died at the latter village last week, shortly after his arrival there.
Conway Mrs. Chas. 06/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. Chas, Conway, formerly of Newburgh, died on the 27th of February, aged 65.
Cotter Mrs. Samuel 18/09/1896 A Sad Suicide in Northport: Mrs. Samuel Cotter in Northport, was found dead in her bed on Saturday morning with her throat cut. She had been dead for some hours as the body was quite cold. Her tragic death has cast a gloom over the little hamlet where the dead woman had lived with her husband for many years. It was well known that the unfortunate woman’s mind was unbalanced for some time and that she was subject to fits of melancholy, yet she remained at home and attended to her household duties and not one anticipated her taking her life. On Saturday morning W.H. Cotter went to her apartment to call her and hearing no response, went into her room and found her as above stated. Deceased was about 45 years of age and leave besides her husband one daughter, Mrs. D. Walker, who is now with her husband in California. Much sympathy is expressed for the family in their sad affliction.
Cully Mrs. 17/04/1896 Local Items: Mrs. Cully, of Adolphustown, died on the 5th, aged 80.
Dafoe Alonzo 27/03/1896 District Items: Alonzo Dafoe, of Hay Bay, died on Tuesday from pneumonia, aged 35.
Dafoe Louis 12/06/1896 Local Items: Louis Dafoe was killed at Trenton last Friday afternoon. He was an employee in Gilmour’s Mill and was passing the end of the carriage of a large circular saw cutting deal, when a scab was thrown from it, striking Dafoe in the abdomen, causing injuries from which he died in half an hour. Deceased leaved a wife and family who have but little means of support.
Dale Mrs. Jane 06/03/1896 Death of an Old Resident: Mrs. Jane Dale, relict of the late High Dale, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Chas. Hubble, Blessington, on Friday, February 28th. The deceased lady was one of the oldest residents of the county, being ninety-two years of age. She was a native of County down, Ireland, and came to this country abut seventy years ago, settling in Tyendinaga. Her husband died about thirty years ago. She is survived by the following children: John & James, Mrs. McKinnon of Madoc, Mrs. Chas. Hubble, Mrs. David Holstead, and Mrs. Thomas Hudgins of Tyendinaga. The remains were entered at Roblin.
Daly Mrs. James(nee: Shibley) 27/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. James Daly, wife of police magistrate Daly, of Napanee, died suddenly of apoplexy last Saturday morning, aged 64. She was a sister of the late Schuyler Shibley and leaves two sons and two dollars [sic, daughters)
Day Charles H. 21/08/1896 At the General Hospital, Kingston, the 15th if August, 1896, Charles H. Day, aged 24 years.
Day Charles H. 21/08/1896 Death of Charles H. Day: Charles H. Day, died at the General Hospital, Kingston, at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 15th. The intelligence of this reached Deseronto on Sunday morning, his brother, John W. Day, having arrived here on the early morning train to make arrangements for the funeral. It will be remembered that the deceased was taken ill with typhoid fever some weeks ago. It was thought well to remove him to the Kingston hospital and accordingly her was conveyed thither by steamer, Dr. Newton accompanying him.The fever ran its course, and he was on his way to recovery. Friends expected that in a week or two he would return to Deseronto. However, Providence had ordered otherwise; the desire returned in a more malignant form and despite all that the best medical skill and kind nursing could do, death gained the mastery. During his illness the deceased was the subject of constant attention. Mrs. Solmes, with whom he boarded and Dr. Newton were very kind and the Messrs. Rathbun took the deepest interest in the case. Doctors Third and Garrett, in Kingston, did everything the best skill could suggest. Miss Bryden, the nurse to whom he was assigned, was most assiduous in her attention and was ably assisted by Nurse Demorest, Clew and Gray. The gentle patience and Christian fortitude of the sufferer drew all hearts to him. A. Chadwick, the representative of the Rathbun Company in Kingston, called daily and extended all possible sympathetic assistance. Rev. S. Houston, D.A. Shaw and other Christian endeavors of Cook’s church were also ever ready with kind attentions. Mrs. Day, mother of the deceased, and John, his brother, arrived a day or two before his death,. They both spoke highly of the kindness of the hospital staff.Deceased, who was only 24 years of age, was the son of Thomas Day and was one of ten children. He was born in Pickering township, but afterward removed with his parents to Shanty Bay, Co. Simcoe. Having received a good public school education he took a course in the Owen sound Business College. He subsequently acted as stenographer in the law office of Kilborne & Kilborne, Owen Sound. About four years ago he came to Deseronto to fill a position on the stenographic staff. The duties of this position were always performed with great diligence and to the entire satisfaction of his employers, who held him in the highest esteem. He connected himself with the Presbyterian congregation and became an active worker in the Christian Endeavor Society, which owed much of its success to his efforts in enlisting others in its ranks. He was also chosen a member of the board of managers. At an early stage of its history he was led to take a deep interest in the work of the West End Mission. He aided the different missionaries in charge of superintending the work of the Sabbath school. During the past winter, and in the absence of missionaries, he conducted the services and visited the people. His unselfish devotion to this work, and the true spirit of consecration which he displayed were a source of blessing to the Mission.

He won the love and confidence of the people, and his work there will never be forgotten. The people of all denominations recognized his abilities as a Christian worker, and all unite in lamenting his early cutting off.

It was his own wish as well as that of his mother that he should be buried in Deseronto. Accordingly, Mr. Rathbun very kindly sent the steamer Armenia to Kingston on Sunday morning. A number of friends were aboard. The casket containing the remains was followed to the steamer by a number of Kingston friends, including ten nurses from the hospital. The Armenia reached Deseronto at 8 p.m., a large assembly of people being at the dock. Mrs. Day, mother of the deceased, and her son John, accompanied the remains from Kingston. The funeral took place on Monday, at 11 a.m. The casket was taken direct from the boat to the Deseronto cemetery, a large number of rigs following. The bearers were: J.K. Clark, Fred Knight, John Bennett, William Knight, Richard Price & Fred McKee. At the cemetery a large congregation has assembled, including many from the West End Mission. Religious services were conducted by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D., pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, who in his address paid an eloquent tribute to the memory of the deceased, referring to his work in the West End Mission. He expressed the hope that other young men would be inspired to carry on the work in which the deceased has been engaged. The singing was leg by the choir of the West End Mission, Mrs. Sim’s presiding at the organ. An opportunity was then given to friends to view the face of the deceased and the remains were then deposited in their last resting place.

Day Charles H. 21/08/1896 In Memoriam: Mr. J.K. Clark, of the West End Mission, referred to the death of Charles H. Day at the evening service last Sunday. The congregation present were much affected as he spoke of one whom they held in such high esteem. Mr. Clark spoke as follows: – AThe gloom which overshadows us tonight was a dark cloud and excludes from our minds every other thought impels me to speak of him whose death was so deeply mourn. The life of Charles H. Day, which was so well filled with many and Christian work, will long be remembered and cherished by the people of the West End Mission. The expression of sympathy which have been called forth by the premature close of that life have forced upon me, more than ever before, the thought that we are a congregation, one people, members of one body, and bound together by the indissoluble tie of Christian friendship. We can henceforth realize more clearly the beauty and truth of the words we sometimes sing: – >Best be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.= Our sorrows, or prayers, our hopes are one and our heart cords vibrate in unison, when a life, so young and so promising is snatched away from us, all members of the body of which it is but one, receive a shock. It is a turn of the wheel of God;’s Providence which we cannot understand. We see the question looming up before us, Is There a Diving Purpose in the world, or is mere chance guiding human affairs?=His life, we say, is a mere broken column, But even if that be son, what right have we to say that it is imperfect or incomplete? Better be a broken column than a mere unshapen block. In that great building of regenerated humanity the Master needs stones of every shape and column of every height. He is the Architect and Judge of the material. As Christians, we live by faith, believing that fate or accident has no place in our lives, but that all is from God’s hand. Like the >man after God’s own heart=, we would rather bow submissively and say: >I was dumb; I opened not my mouth, because Thou didst it.= The name of the Father, from whose Hand the cup of joy or sorrow comes, is Love. Why should we wonder then at Christ’s words when in His Glory: >The cup which my father hath given me, shall I not drink of it?=What short but useful life is speaking to many souls tonight. It still lives in every life with which it has communion of soul or had influenced in any way. And this life which survives death may accomplish greater works than we know of now. Such was the case with Samson. So has it been with men greater than Samson. Long life consists not in prolonging of days, but in days – be they few or many – well filled with noble work. But while it is easy for us to see the great work of the Divine Purpose may accomplish through the death of a faithful servant, we must not forget the future life. God does not waste any life which h has carefully prepared for eternity. The crumbs and the fragments he gathers up and cares for – much more His dear children. He is the God of our tot of the dead, but of the living. Death, therefore, brings us near to Him, and Paul was able to say: >For me to live is Christ, but to die is gain.= Christianity; at that time, the world over, seemed to depend upon the life of Paul; yet for him and for every true Christian it is gain to die? And why? Because death has lost its sting and the grave knows no linger any victory. To the Christlike, no hell; to the unchristlike, no heaven. For all who mourn, gods priceless gift remains. It will recall to us the numberless kind acts – some seen, many unseen – which marked a life so full and so pleasing to its Master. May the memory of his face teach us gladness, many the memory of his smile dispel our gloom. May memory bring back to us the eye that flashed with indignation at every wrong; that softened at every tale of sorrow. And in these visions of that beautiful life may heaven grant us grace to catch its inspiration – so that we may obtain an increasing fullness of the spirit of our Saviour – with which he was so largely blessed.?
Dewitt John 28/02/1896 District Items: John Dewitt, of Richmond, died on the 18th, aged 72.
Dickens John 28/02/1896 District Items: John Dickens of Napanee died of consumption on Sunday, aged 48 years.
Doney S.J. 28/02/1896 Bethel: The neighborhood was very much shocked to hear of the death of S.J. Doney, Reeve of Sophiasburg. Mr. Doney was at Solmesville attending his brother Frank who was very ill. He was taken ill on Monday and died on Saturday. He leaves a wife but no children. The family and friends have the sympathy of his neighborhood in their sad bereavement.
Doney Sam J. 28/02/1896 Shannonville: We regret exceedingly to learn of the sad death of Mr. Sam Doney who died after a week’s illness at the home of his brother Frank who is also very ill and whom he had gone to care for. Mr. Doney is a nephew of Mr. Creeper of this village and was well known here.
Doney Samuel J. 28/02/1896 Death of S.J. Doney: The people, not only of Sophiasburg but the whole district were greatly shocked when they heard of the death of Samuel J. Doney, Reeve of Sophiasburg, the sad event having occurred on the 22nd inst. He had left his own home to Bethel, 3rd concession of the township, to attend his brother F.E. Doney, of Solmesville, who has been very seriously ill during the past month. There he was taken ill of la grippe on the 17th inst., and other complications of a serious character having set in his condition soon became the most critical. Notwithstanding everything that the best medical skill could effect te patient steadily sunk and on Saturday evening he passed away after an illness of only five days. Deceased, who was 39 years of age and the son of the late Edward Doney, of Solmesville, was highly esteemed in the district and one of the most popular residents of Sophiasburg township. He served for several years in the Sophiasburg council and last year represented the township in the county council as first deputy reeve. At the municipal election in January he was elected reeve of the township and filled the position in a creditable manner at the meeting in Picton, where he was also a candidate for the position of warden. He is survived by his wife, who was a Miss Rankin, of big Island, he had no family. The sympathy of all go out to the widow in her sore affliction. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church and in politics was a Conservative. The funeral which was numerously attended took place on Tuesday afternoon, the remains being removed to the Picton cemetery, after impressive services at the Methodist Church, Demorestville.
Doney Samuel J. 28/02/1896 At Solmesville, on Feburary 22 nd., 1896, S.J. Doney, Reeve of Sophiasburg, aged 39 years.
Drewery Mrs. John 27/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. John Drewery of Newburg, died on March 26, aged 62.
Driscoll Charles 31/07/1896 Obituary: Charles Driscoll, a highly respected resident of Tyendinaga, died at his home near Marysville, on Saturday 25th inst. He had been ailing from cancer for three and a half years. During the past few months he appeared somewhat better and was calculating on taking the trip to Ste. Anne du Beaupre this week.However Providence had willed otherwise and he was taken seriously ill two weeks ago. His suffering was very intense until death intervened on Saturday. Deceased, who was a native of Tyendianaga was 53 years of age and had resided on his farm for fifteen years. He was a kind neighbor and friend who enjoyed the respect of all classes. He was a faithful member and supporter of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church. He is survived by six children, tow boys and four girls. Mrs. Driscoll, it will be remembered died about a year ago. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen in this district, 108 rigs being counted in the procession. The bearers were: John Roach, E. McNeil, P. Alpine, John Meagher, Michael Farrell and John Doyle. Religious services were conducted at St. Mary’s church , Rev. Fathers Quinn and Murphy officiating. The remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church. The sons and daughters, thus benefit of a kind father, have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.
Driscoll Charles 31/07/1896 At Marysville, on the 25th inst., Charles Driscoll, aged 53 years.
Drummey Mrs. Nicholas 03/01/1896 Sudden Death: Nicholas Drummey, left his home in Lapere, Michigan, to spend Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Drummey, one of the oldest residents of Tyendinaga. He had barely arrived at Marysville when he received a telegram announcing the death of his wife who had passed away very suddenly on the 20th. Deceased was subject to weak spells and it is supposed heart failure was the cause, though further particulars are not to hand. She was about 55 years of age and leaves four children – one son and three daughters. Deceased was a sister of William Martin, St. George Street, Deseronto.
Dube Xavier 21/08/1896 At Deseronto, on August 18th, Xavier, son of Henry Dube, aged 14 years and 4 months.
Dube Xavier 21/08/1896 which brought unspeakable sorrow into tow happy homes of this town. The victims were Aquilas Carrier, son of Joseph Carrier, formerly of St. David, Levis Co., P.Q., and Xavier Dube, son of Henry Dube. Both lads were about fourteen years of age. The two left their homes abut seven o’clock in the evening. Mr. Dube, when his son did not return at the usual hour, became uneasy and set out to look for the boys. He looked in different places but could get no tidings. He then, between nine and ten o’clock, went to the Bog mill log pond where boys frequently go in bathing. Going on the pier he found the clothing of the two boys and the discovery led him to suspect the fearful truth that they were drowned. He was so overcome that he fell off the pier into the water. He hastened home and gave the alarm on the way. A search for the bodies was then instituted and by means of lanterns the bodies were located, a young man named Howard being the first to observe them. They were in five feet of water, only a little distance apart, both lying with their faces on the bottom. It is thought that one of the lads took a cramp and otherwise came to grief and that the other endeavored to go to his rescue and was himself caught by the weeds at the bottom. Some men heard the cries of boys but did not heed then, thinking it was nothing serious. The bodies were brought to their homes which were almost opposite each other on St. George Street. Pen could not describe the anguish of the bereaved parents and their families. The whole community was rudely shocked by this double fatality and people have talked of little else for the past few days. Both lads were bright, manly little fellows, a source of pride to their parents. Young Dube was called Xavier after a brother of his father who had been drowned when only fifteen years of age. By a strange coincidence a like fate happens to the lad so named. People of all classes called at the homes of the two lads to express their sympathy.The funeral of the two lads took place yesterday afternoon. It was of a double character and great numbers attended. It was one of the most pathetic spectacles ever seen in the town. The two processions, side by side, passed along the streets. At the head of the two carriages containing the youthful bearers; then the two hearses and mourners and friends following in rigs behind. Arrived at the Deseronto Roman Catholic cemetery, services were conducted by Rev. Father Hogan, and the two caskets were placed in the one grave. The event is one which will not soon be forgotten. See also Carrier, Aquilas
Dunning Sarah C. 14/02/1896 District Items: The will of Sarah Catherine dunning, of Tyendinaga township, has been probated. Estate $8,000.
Dyce Mr. 10/01/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: Mr. Dyce, a respected resident of the Reserve died suddenly on Saturday the 4th inst., at his residence near the swamp school house.
Ellis Clara May (Mary) 21/08/1896 At Big Bend, Napanee River, on the 16th inst., Clara May, daughter of W.H. Ellis, aged 11 years, 3 months and 16 days.
Ellis Mary 21/08/1896 Two Girls Killed: During the electrical storm on Sunday forenoon, two little girls were killed on the other side of the Napanee river, while returning from Sunday School. The victims were Mary Ellis and Lillie Lindsay, daughters of George Lindsay and William Ellis, who reside on the Davey Island in the Big Bend of the Napanee River. The two children and Mary Lindsay; a young sister of one of the victims, had crossed the river in a boat and attended the Gretna Sunday School in north Fredericksburg. They were returning to their boat when the storm came up and seeing it approaching they ran for shelter to Mrs. John Field’s house. Mary Ellis and Lillie Lindsay were under an umbrella and the other Lindsay girl was close behind. They were truck by a lightening bolt just as they were between the drive house and the residence. The two oldest girls were instantly killed and Mary, the younger Lindsay girl, was rendered unconscious. Mrs. Field was sitting on the verandah, and ran to their assistance. Both victims were burned black; the other girl was unconscious for some time but finally recovered. Dorland Young and Dorland Field also felt the effects of the shock. The funeral of the two victims took place on Monday to the Napanee cemetery. Also see Lindsay, Lillie
English John 28/02/1896 At Melrose, on the 16th inst., John English, aged 66 years.
Field George 10/01/1896 Local Items: R.N. Irvine, town clerk, who accompanied the remains of the late George Field to Toronto, came to Deseronto fifteen years ago on the same train with Mr. Field. They met as strangers at the Union Station in Toronto, got acquainted and on their arrival at Deseronto entered the sash and door factory and worked in the same department for eight or nine years.
Field George 10/01/1896 Death of George Field: It is with deep regret that we record the death of George Field, one of the most respected citizens of Deseronto, the sad event having occurred on Tuesday, 7th inst. Deceased had been ailing during the past year and a few months ago the physicians pronounced a tumor on the brain as the cause of his illness. During the past few weeks he had been hovering between life and death and gently passed away Tuesday morning. Deceased was a native of Great Barrington, Co. Oxford, England, where his aged parents – whom he visited a few years ago – still reside. About 29 years ago, he came to Canada, settling in Toronto. About 16 years ago he came to Deseronto. He was regarded as one of the best mechanics in the province in his line of work. He was held in high esteem by all classes of the community. Deceased was a member and active worker on St. Mark’s Church. He also took an active interest in the A.O.U.W. order. He is survived by his widow and six children – two sons and four daughters, all residing in Deseronto and to whom the sympathy of all will be extended in this trying bereavement. The funeral which was under the direction of J. Dalton, took place on Wednesday, 8th inst., at 2 p.m. form the family residence, Thomas Street, to St. Mark’s church. The procession was headed by the members of Quinte Lodge, No. 215, A.O.U.W., of which deceased was a member. The pallbearers were : A.A. Richardson, A.H. McGaughey, M.W. Woodcock, R. Rayburn, R.H. Baker and J.J. Keator. At St. Mark’s church a large congregation was assembled. The services were conducted by Rev. Rural Dean Stanton and Rev. J.H. Coleman. Leaving the church the procession proceeded to the Bay of Quinte Railway station and the casket was forwarded but the four o’clock express to Toronto for interment in the family plot in the cemetery at that city. A number of friends accompanied the mourners to Deseronto Junction. Mrs. Field, accompanied by her nephew George Tambling, of Toronto, R.N. Irvine and Chas, J. Baker, the later representing Quinte Lodge, went also to Toronto.
Field George 14/02/1896 Local Items: In the surrogate court probate has been granted of the will of the late George Field, of this town, to john Dalton and Robert N. Irvine, executors. Estate $3,600. Deroche & Madden are the solictors.
Field George 10/01/1896 At Deseronto, on January 7th, 1896, George Field, aged 50 years.
Flood Bridget Helena 31/01/1896 At Deseronto, on January 28th, 1896, Bridget Helena, daughter of Owen and Catherine Ann Flood, aged 2 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Foote Edward 11/12/1896 Obituary: Edward Foote did at the residence of his uncle, Donald McRae, Lonsdale, on Monday last. He had gone out to his uncle’s only a few days before, it being thought that he change might benefit him. However, he sank gradually and passed away, another victim of that fell disease consumption. Deceased , who was in his thirty-third year, was the son of the late Wm. Allen Foote, and was born in the township of Richmond. His father died years ago and he has since resided with his mother. He has been connected with the cedar mill for fourteen years. He was a steady quiet young man, who had gained the respect of many friends. The remains were brought into town and the funeral which was under the auspices of Deseronto Court, No. 93, I.O.F., took place on Wednesday afternoon. Despite muddy roads and unfavourable weather there was a very large attendance of friends and neighbors. The cedar mill was closed down for the afternoon to enable his fellow employees to be present. Religious services were conducted by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D., at the residence of the deceased’s mother, Thomas Street, after which the remains, preceded by the Foresters, were conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery. James Stokes, David Cook, Joseph Jones, Jacob Borden, Wm. Donaldson and Alex Jordan. His mother has the sympathy of all in her great loss.
Foote Edward 11/12/1896 At Lonsdale, on Monday, December 7th, 1896, Edward Foote of Deseronto, aged 32 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Forneri Kate 28/02/1896 At the Rectory, Adolphustown, on the 19th inst., wife of Rev. R.S. Forneri, Rector of Adolphustown, aged 55 years.
Forneri Kate 28/02/1896 District Items: Mrs. Forneri, wife of Rev. R.S. Forneri, of Adolphustown, died on pneumonia, on the 19th inst., aged 55 years, leaving four children.
Fox Michael 10/04/1896 Obituary: At noon of Wednesday, 15th inst., Michael Fox, one of the oldest residents of the town, passed peacefully away, after a prolonged illness, much to the regret of a very wide circle of friends. Deceased, who was in his 75th year, was a native of Shillilagh, County Wicklow, Ireland. Shortly after his marriage to Miss Mary McGuire of the same place he sailed from Ireland on April 22nd, 1852, for canada and on his arrival in this country settled at Camden East, where he spent a few years on a farm. He then entered the employment of the Messrs. Rathbun, and for over forty years was a faithful and industrious employee of the Company. For a number of years he was connected with the “Yankee” mills at Napanee Mills. Twenty-three years ago yesterday – April 9th – he removed to Deseronto, where he made his residence until his death. He was a very active and robust man until about five years ago when his health began to fail. He was very feeble al winter and at last succumbed to his disease on Wednesday. His wife died a little over three years ago. He is survived by six children – three sons and three daughters: Thomas & Patrick of Deseronto; Michael of Chicago; Miss Jane and Mrs. James Burns both in Deseronto and Mrs. John Farrell of Read. The family have general sympathy in their bereavement. The funeral will take place at 9 o’clock this morning to St. Patrick’s church, Napanee and thence to the vault of the Roman Catholic cemetery at….[the rest is missing, due to deterioration of the paper]
Fox Michael 10/04/1896 At Deseronto, on April 8th, 1896, Fox, Sr., aged 75 years.
Fox Michael 17/04/1896 Local Items: The funeral of the late Michael Fox, Sr., took place last Friday afternoon to Napanee cemetery and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The following were bearers: M. Nealon, Jacob Breault, B. Johndrau (Gendron?], J. Marrigan, Sr., J. Joyce and Thomas Laveque.
Fuller J.W. 03/04/1896 Local Items: On Sunday a special train conveyed a number of Masons, workman and others to the funeral of J.W. Fuller, a prominent resident of Tamworth.
Galbraith Mrs. William 15/05/1896 Obituary: Mrs. George Walker was summoned to Harrowsmith last week by the illness and subsequent death of her mother, Mrs. William Galbraith, of that place. She was taken suddenly ill on Wednesday and though medical assistance was speedily secured she became worse and on Saturday morning passed away. The funeral service was held on Monday, Rev. J. Robeson officiating. The casket was beautifully decorated with flowers . She was a consistent Christian and held in high esteem. She leaves a husband and a large family of grown up sons and daughters.
Garbutt W.H. 15/05/1896 Killed at Trenton: W.H. Garbutt was by a Central Rail train on the track near Trenton last Monday afternoon and instantly killed. Deceased was very deaf and had been frequently warned not to walk on the railway track until the train had passed. On Monday he finished his dinner and then started off unnoticed down the track to his work. The train had just left the station and the engineer seeing the man whistled to attract his attention but all to no purpose. The engine was reversed but Mr. Garbutt was struck on the head and his brains dashed out. An inquest was held, but no blame was attached to the driver. Deceased was a filer by trade and for some years worked in the Cedar Mill at Deseronto. He was a brother of Mrs. Amelia snider of Deseronto. He leaves a wife but no children
Garrett Mrs. William 13/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. William Garrett, of Hungerford, died on February 29th; the remains were interred at Erinsville.
Gartland Mrs. 21/08/1896 Marysville: On Monday the remains of the late Mrs. Gartland of Deseronto, were entered in our cemetery. Deceased was formerly a resident of this place and her sorrowing friends have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
Gartland Margaret(nee: Sweeney) 21/08/1896 At Deseronto, on the 15th of August, 1896, Margaret, relict of the late James Gartland, aged 78 years.
Gartland Margaret(nee: Sweeney) 21/08/1896 Death of an Aged Resident: Margaret, relict of the late James Gartland, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Michael Candon, Brant Street, on Saturday the 15th inst., after a short illness, having reached the advanced age of seventy-eight years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Sweeney, was born in Ireland and came when only five years of age to this country with her parents who settled in the front of Tyendinaga. Her husband died fifteen years ago on the 19th of August. About 9 years ago she came to Deseronto to reside with her son Michael. During the past year she has been with her daughter Mrs. Michael Candon. She was the mother of fifteen children, thirteen sons and two daughters,. Of these Mrs. Candon, Mrs. Thomas Fox, John & James, Michael & Augustus reside in Deseronto; Patrick & Ambrose at Canandaigua, New York; Thomas & Peter at Sheboygan, Michigan; and Joseph at Wellsboro, Pa. The funeral which was numerously attended took place on Monday. The remains were conveyed to St. Mary’s Church, Marysville. After services, Father Quinn officiating, the interment took place at the Marysville cemetery. The bearers were: John Joyce, B. Shendrau, Bartley Driscoll, A. Thompson, M. Breault and John Marrigan.
Geddes Edward 20/03/1896 Shannonville: since writing last, two deaths have occurred in our midst, the first being Edward Geddes, who died after a few weeks illness at the home of his father Mr. john Geddes.
Geddis Elizabeth 03/01/1896 At Consecon, on December 27th, 1895, Elizabeth, wife of Matthew Geddis, aged 79 years.
Gibson Annie 10/07/1896 Empey Hill: Death has again been in our midst, as Annie, oldest daughter of John Gibson, after a lingering illness, passed away at Belleville hospital, on Saturday, 4th inst. The funeral took place on Monday from her home to Lonsdale Presbyterian church, where a very appropriate service was held by Rev. D.O. McArthur, after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at that place. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in this sad bereavement deceased was a very estimable young lady and her early demise will be regretted by all.
Gibson Annie 10/07/1896 At Belleville Hospital on July 4th 1896, Annie, daughter of John Gibson, of Lonsdale, aged 24 years.
Gibson Annie 17/07/1896 Obituary: Miss Annie Gibson, daughter of John Gibson, near Lonsdale, died in the Belleville Hospital on Saturday, July 4th, 1896. Deceased had been confined to the house for about two years. Four weeks ago, it was thought best to take her to the hospital. It was decided to go to Belleville as most convenient. For a time she was doing nicely, but on Friday she took worse and died the next day. During her two year illness she was a most patient sufferer, few knowing how much she was suffering. But she ever realized the presence of Jesus her precious Savior and knew it was but the refining process he the great Refiner, and she, the one being purified. Her death was very happy and will prove a lasting source of comfort to the sorrowing family. She was quite without care and spoke joyfully of “going home”. Her last words were “Asleep in Jesus”, repeating then as long as she was able. Naturally quiet and retiring, she required to be known to be appreciated. |Among her friends she has a fund of good humor,. She leaves a very fragrant memory and will not be soon forgotten. Besides, hers was not a sick bed repentance, when in health and strength she remembered her Creator before the evil day drew night and when sickness came, being at peace with god already, she realized that the chastening was in love, “Her dress to be consum[d] Her gold to refine” The funeral was largely attended. Rev. D. D. McArthur, her pastor preached an excellent sermon from 1st Thess., 4 chapter. At her request “God be with you” was sung at the house and another favorite hymn from an old collection was sung at the church. The remains were placed in the Lonsdale cemetery. – COM
Gleeson Mrs. John 21/02/1896 District Items: Mrs. John Gleeson, Napanee, died on the 7th, aged 80.
Godfrey Ross 17/07/1896 At Deseronto, on July 15th, 1896, Ross, infant son of John Godfrey, aged 10 months.
Gowan Gertrude Stella 02/10/1896 Deseronto: On Sept. 26th 1896 Gertrude Stella, daughter of William and Sarah Gowan, aged one year and one month.
Graham Della Maud 10/04/1896 At Deseronto, on the 7th inst., Della Maud, daughter of William B. Graham, aged 4 years and 3 months.
Grant Jennie 10/04/1896 Local Items: Jennie, daughter of John Grant, formerly of Napanee, died in Toronto, aged 21 yeears.
Greaves Nathaniel 27/03/1896 District Items: Nathaniel Greaves an old and respected resident of Big Island, died on the 16th aged 86. He was born in New Hampshire and came to this country with his parents when only twelve years of age.
Green Mrs. William P.(nee: Margaret Harvey) 24/04/1896 Tyendinaga: The funeral of the late Mrs. William P. Green, nee Miss Margaret Harvey, took place on Tuesday last and was largely attended. The sympathy of the community is with the young husband in his bereavement, he having only been married a little over four months.
Green Margaret 24/04/1896 At Deseronto, on the 19th inst., Margaret, wife of William green, aged 21 years and 4 months.
Green Catherine 17/01/1896 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 12th inst., catherine, daughter of Alexander and Catherine Green, aged 6 years.
Gunyou Joseph 31/01/1896 Death of a Pioneer: chief Gunyou attended the funeral of his uncle, Joseph Gunyou, a pioneer of Sheffield township, last week. Deceased had resided on his farm near Erinsville for over fifty-five years. On Tuesday, 21st inst., he was taken ill while eating a hearty dinner and before medical assistance could be secured died the same evening, aged 78 years. He was held in high respect by a very wide circle of friends. His wife died about ten years ago. He left a large family of sons and daughters. Tow sons are chiefs of police at Dresden and Wallaceburg respectively. He left his farm to his son Christopher who resided with him on the homestead, where one unmarried daughter also resides. The funeral took place at Tamworth on Thursday, 23rd inst., and was largely attended. Rev. M,. Butler, of Selby, preaching a very able sermon on the occasion.
Gunyou Joseph 07/01/1896 Empey Hill: Mr. & Mrs. Pinney attended the funeral of Mrs. Pinney’s father, Mr. J. Gunyou, an old respected resident of Erinsville, who died 21st inst.
Hall Ellen 21/02/1896 Personals: F.S. Hall, of the General offices, left for Oshawa yesterday afternoon, having been summoned hither by a telegram announcing the death of his mother, the sad event having occurred on Wednesday night. Death must have come suddenly, as Mr. Hall had no intelligence of any previous illness. The husband of deceased died in 1881. Of her seven children she is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Hall Ellen 21/02/1896 At Oshawa, on the 19th, inst., Ellen, relict of the late Lewis Hal, aged 72 years.
Hart Thomas 14/02/1896 At Deseronto, on February 9th, 1896, Thomas, only child of Martin & Maggie Hart, aged 2 years and 4 days.
Henderson R.T. 24/04/1896 Death of R.T. Henderson: R.T. Henderson, Esquire, of South Fredericksburgh, died on Monday, April 13th, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. J.B. Diamond of Parma, with whom he has resided for the past two years, in his 76th year, from an attack of la grippe. His health has been somewhat shattered and he succumbed after a few days illness. The funeral took place at the house on Monday. Rev. E.T. Shorey preached a very impressive and appropriate sermon. Deceased leaves a family of seven children – six daughters and one son – who all are married and settled in different parts of Canada and the U.S. – three in Potsdam, New York; one in Minneapolis; Mrs. Willing, Toronto; Mrs. Dr. Easton, Brockville. The latter accompanied the doctor, attended the funeral. Deceased also leaves a son who lives at Sudbury, Ontario. His wife a Miss Smith, of smith’s Falls, died some 25 years ago. He also has two sisters living, Mrs. E.A. Diamond, Providence, Rhode Island and Mrs. J.B. Diamond, Parma. Mr. Henderson was an attorney-at-law, and a resident o Kingston for a number of years, and at one time held the office of Public School Superintendent. He was a staunch Conservative and a personal friend of the late Sir John A. MacDonald. He held himself aloof from secret societies and wa a member of the Church of England for many years.
Hickerson Andrew 20/03/1896 Death of an Old Resident: Andrew Hickerson, an old and respected resident of the district, died at his home in Shannonville after a very short illness on Friday, march 13. Deceased, who was seventy-two years of age, was a native of Prince Edward county but had lived in the village of Shannonville the greater part of his life. He enjoyed the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends who deplore his removal. For about forty years he has been a consistent member of the Methodist church and did in full assurance of the faith, he was married to miss Delilah Lewis by whom he is survived. They had a family of thirteen children, nine sons and four daughters, all of whom, with the exception of one daughter are still living. Their names are: Jasper and John, of Traverse City, Michigan; Henry and Louis of Elmvale, Ontario; Samuel, Silas, Richard and Margaret of Northport; Benjamin of Consecon; William of Deseronto and Clara & Delilah at home in Shannonville. The funeral took place at 12:30, Sunday, 15th inst., and was numerously attended. Rev. W.J. Sanders preached the funeral sermon in the Methodist church and the remains were then removed to the cemetery of the same church. The pall bearers were : Thomas Creeper,. William Pearsall, J.H. Pennick, allen Palmer, Paul Deans and E. Wills.
Hickerson Andrew 20/03/1896 Shannonville: Mr. Andrew Hickerson, an old resident of this village, died after a week’s illness. both funerals (see Edward Geddes) were held in the Methodist Church and largely attended. Much sympathy is extended to the friends of both.
Hickerson Andrew 20/03/1896 At Shannonville, on the 13th inst., Andrew Hickerson, aged 72 years.
Hicks Mrs. Peter 20/03/1896 Local Items: Mrs. Peter Hicks, of the 7th concession of Tyendinaga died on February 21st. She is survived by her husband who is now very feeble.
Hillier Mrs. William 27/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. William Hillier, one of the oldest residents of Addington, died on Odessa on the 17th inst., having attained the advanced age of 95 years.
Hinchey Charles Paisley 04/12/1896 At Oswego, on November 30th 1896, Charles Paisley Hinchey, of Deseronto, aged 29 years, 2 months and 14 days.
Hogeboon(m?) Miss Susan 31/01/1896 District Items: Miss Susan Hogeboon, of Camden East, who was taking a course as a nurse in the Kingston Hospital, contracted diphtheria and died.
Hoppins Mrs. Abiram 20/03/1896 Local Items: Mrs. Abiram Hoppins, of Kingston, died yesterday. The news was heard with much regret in Deseronto. A great many Deseronto friends will unite with The Tribune in extending sympathy fo the bereaved husband and family.
Howard Mrs. Alonzo(Lily Margaret)(nee: Deans) 24/07/1896 Obituary: Mrs. Alonzo Howard died quite suddenly at Belleville hospital at nine o’clock last Sunday morning. She had been ill for nearly three months and about four weeks ago was taken to the hospital to undergo an operation. She was getting on nicely even until Saturday last. On that day she took a turn for the worse and passed away on Sunday morning. The deceased whose maiden name was Lily Margaret Deans, was born at Shannonville, and had reached the age of 44 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and was also a member of Deseronto Lodge of the Order of Chosen Friends. She is survived by her husband and seven children, all residing in Deseronto, the youngest child being four years of age. The funeral, which was numerously attended, took place on Friday. Services were held in the Methodist church, Rev. G.H. Copeland officiating. The bearers were members of the Chosen Friends and Independent Foresters, Mr. Howard being am ember of the latter order. The remains were interred in the Shannonville cemetery.
Howard Margaret 24/07/1896 At the hospital, Belleville, on July 9th, 1896, Margaret, beloved wife of Alonzo Howard, aged 44 years.
Hynes Mrs. May Ann 13/11/1896 Obituary: Readers of The Tribune will regret to hear of the death of Mrs. M.J. Hynes, the sad event having occurred at Toronto on Tuesday, 10th inst. I twill be remembered that the deceased lady – who’s maiden name was Lyons – left Deseronto early in the season for the purpose of visiting relatives in Toronto. While there she contracted typhoid fever, and was removed to St. Michael’s Hospital for treatment. It was at once perceived that her case was most severe. For several weeks she hovered between life and death, but some weeks ago she appeared to have a taken a change for the better. However, she became worse on Monday and Mr. Hynes left that evening for Toronto. A telegram was received here early next morning announcing her death. The deceased lady made very many friends during her three years residence in Deseronto. She was a very active worker in the congregation of the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. She was of a most charitable disposition and the poor of all classes and creeds will long remember her kind attention. She is survived by her husband and two children and two step-sons, who have general sympathy in their trying bereavement. The funeral took place yesterday in Toronto.
Hynes Mary Ann 13/11/1896 At Toronto, on November 10th, 1896, Mary Ann, beloved wife of M.J. Hynes, of Deseronto
Joncas Rosemany 14/08/1896 At Deseronto, on the 7th of August, Rosemary, infant daughter of Napoleon and Marie Joncas, aged 4 months and six days.
Jones Mrs. Alex 17/04/1896 Mrs. Alex Jones, a daughter of W. Alexander of this place ,died at Coe Hill. The remains were interred in the English Church burial ground.
Jones Frances Grace 01/05/1896 At Richmond, on Saturday, April 25th, Frances Grace, infant daughter of Manley Jones, aged 9 months and 19 days.
Jones Norval 06/03/1896 District Items: Norval Jones, aged 23, of Mountain View, Ameliasburg, died last Friday.
Joyce Mrs. 31/01/1896 Mrs. Joyce, an old resident of the 7th concession of Tyendinaga, died at Petrolia. Her remains were brought to Roslin for interment.
Kennedy Ellen 24/07/1896 At Hotel Dieu, Kingston, on Monday, July 20th, 1896, Ellen, daughter of Michael Kennedy, of Lonsdale, aged 19 years.
Kennedy Miss Nellie 24/07/1896 A Sad Death: Miss Nellie Kennedy, daughter of Mr. Michael Kennedy, Lonsdale, died at the hotel Dieu, Kingston, on Monday morning, after two weeks illness. She was first confined to her bed by a severe cold and her heart was also affected. Deceased was 19 years of age and was a school teacher. She will be remembered by many friends in Deseronto as a pupil of the high school. The remains were interred at Marysville. The afflicted family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their most regrettable bereavement.
Knight John 10/07/1896 District Items: John knight, aged 29, of forest Mills, died of lung trouble.
Lindberg Mrs. J.L. 24/04/1896 District Items: Mrs. J.L. Lindberg, sister of the late Edward Carscallen, of Thurlow, died recently at Oakdale, Nebraska.
Lindsay Lillie May 21/08/1896 At Big Bend, Napanee River, on the 16th inst., Lillie May, daughter of George Lindsay, aged 11 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Lindsay Lillie May 21/08/1896 Two Girls Killed: Two Girls Killed: During the electrical storm on Sunday forenoon, two little girls were killed on the other side of the Napanee river, while returning from Sunday School. The victims were Mary Ellis and Lillie Lindsay, daughters of George Lindsay and William Ellis, who reside on the Davey Island in the Big Bend of the Napanee River. The two children and Mary Lindsay; a young sister of one of the victims, had crossed the river in a boat and attended the Gretna Sunday School in north Fredericksburg. They were returning to their boat when the storm came up and seeing it approaching they ran for shelter to Mrs. John Field’s house. Mary Ellis and Lillie Lindsay were under an umbrella and the other Lindsay girl was close behind. They were truck by a lightening bold just as they were between the drive house and the residence. The two oldest girls were instantly killed and Mary, the younger Lindsay girl, was rendered unconscious. Mrs. Field was sitting on the verandah, and ran to their assistance. Both victims were burned black; the other girl was unconscious for some time but finally recovered. Dorland Young and Dorland Field also felt the effects of the shock. The funeral of the two victims took place on Monday to the Napanee cemetery. Also see Ellis, Mary
Little Charlotte 04/12/1896 At Spa Hill House Co., Carlo, Ireland on November 9th, Charlotte, wife of Dr. J.G. Little and only sister of Mr. A.P. Brown, Deseronto, in the 47th year of her age.
Livingston Robert 31/01/1896 Bethel: Robert Livingston one of our old and respected neighbors, has gone to his last earthly rest, aged 80 years.
Lockridge Mrs. S. 28/02/1896 District Items: Mrs. S. Lockridge, of Camden, died last week, aged 72.
Loft Mrs. Chief S. 17/01/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The services in connection with Mrs. Chief Loft’s funeral took place on Wednesday, the 15th inst., after which the body was taken to the vault at Deseronto. A very large number attended.
Loft Mrs. chief S. 17/01/1896 Death of Mrs. S. Loft: Mrs. Chief S. Loft of the Reserve, died on the morning of the 13th inst., after a long and painful illness which she bore with Christian patience, aged 49 years. From early womanhood she had been afflicted with a sore on one of her ankles which baffled the skill of physicians. However, she was until a few years ago since able to attend to her household duties. For nearly five years she was bedridden and lay between life and death,. In march last Mrs. Loft was persuaded, as the only probable remedy, to have the leg amputated which was successfully done by Drs. Newton and Whiteman and Mrs. Loft became comparatively well. In September the disease assumed a new phase and she gradually sank and fell asleep on Monday morning. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two grown children, a son and a daughter who have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral, which took place on Wednesday, was largely attended. Religious services were conducted at Christ church by Rev. G.A. Anderson, M.A., after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Loft Sarah Lucy 17/01/1896 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on Monday, January 13th, 1895, Sarah Lucy, wife of Solomon Loft, aged 49 years.
Louie James 18/09/1896 Local Items: James Louie, one of the oldest residents on the reserve, died on Monday morning, after an illness of abut two months. The cause of death was dropsy. With the exception of a few years spent in the West End, his life was spent on the Reserve. He leaves a wife and a large family, some of whom are married.
Loveless Willie 31/01/1896 since starting to write this we have learned that Willie Loveless died this morning. He was eighteen years of age and only ill a few days.
Lowery Charles 24/04/1896 District Items: Charles Lowery, of Odessa, died on Sunday, aged 29, leaving a wife and three children.
Mains Mrs. John 14/02/1896 District Items: Mrs. John Mains, of Napanee, died on the 5th, aged 25.
Mallory Violet 03/01/1896 At Brockville, on January 1st, 1896, Violet, daughter of Clarke & Maggie Mallory, aged 8 years.
Maracle 24/07/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The infant son of Peter and Carrie Maracle was buried in Christ Church cemetery on Saturday last.
Martin Mrs. James 29/05/1896 Mrs. James Martin, who resided on Dundas street and was one of those rendered homeless by the fire of Monday, died yesterday of heart failure. She had been suffering from heart trouble for some time. Deceased was about 56 years of age. Her husband died a few years ago. Two sons resided with her and a daughter – Mrs. Whaling – is on the Pacific coast.
Martin Jesse 07/01/1896 Local Items: Jesse Martin, a former resident of the reserve, well known all through the district died about four weeks ago in Ohio, where he had been living during the past six or seven years. His remains were interred at Brantford in this province.
Matha John 07/01/1896 A Tyendinaga Resident Dead: The funeral took place on Tuesday, 4th inst, from Gilead, of John Matha, Tyendinaga, who passed away on Sunday at the home of his son, James Mather(sic). The dread summons came while he was eating his dinner, and he died almost instantly and apparently without pain. He had been ill for some time, but was around up to the time of his death, which was caused by heart failure. He leaves tow sons and a daughter, Mrs. Adam Leslie, of Blessington, and James and Oliver Matha, in Tyendinaga.
Mather John 06/03/1896 District Items: John Mather, of the 6th concession of Thurlow, died on Monday, aged 75.
Maybee Henry 14/02/1896 District Items: George E. Maybee, of Napanee, received a telegram announcing the death of his youngest brother, Henry, in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
McDonald John 15/05/1896 Local Items: John McDonald, a well-known farmer of the Slash Road, died on Tuesday evening. Deceased, who was 70 years of age, had suffered for a long time from rheumatism. He was a bachelor and a brother of Mrs. Harvey, of the Reserve. He was a Presbyterian in his church connection. The funeral took place yesterday under the direction of Undertaker Dalton. Rev. W.S. McTavish officiated, and the remains were interred in the Mohawk cemetery.
McDowell John 15/05/1896 At Tyendinaga, on the 12th inst., John McDowell, aged 70 years.
McGill James 01/05/1896 Death of James McGill: It was with deep regret that the people of the town heard of the death of James McGill, the sad event having occurred at the residence of his father, A.McGill, Kingston, on Friday morning, April 24th. It will be remembered that deceased, who was twenty-eight years of age, left a few months ago for the Pacific coast with the hope that the change would prove beneficial to his health, This hope was not realized and he returned home to Kingston, where he passed peacefully to rest last Friday morning. He was for many years in the employ of the Rathbun Company, and for some time filled the position of auditor for the company, by whom he was ever found faithful. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition and held in high esteem by his friends. The funeral, which was under the auspices of Kingston Lodge of Oddfellows, took place on Sunday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of people. A large party, chiefly of members of the Craig Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of which he was a member and also of the Central Office staff, went down by special Bay of Quinte train to pay the last tribute of respect.
McKenny Edward 21/08/1896 At Deseronto, on the 16th of August, 1896, Edward McKenny, aged 49 years.
McKenny Edward 21/08/1896 Obituary: Edward McKenny died on Sunday August 6th, after an illness of some eleven weeks. He was stricken with malarial fever which gradually assumed a typhoidal form. He was sent to the Hotel Dieu in Kingston and returned home somewhat better after a stay of two weeks. A relapse followed to which he succumbed. Deceased who was forty-nine years of age, was the son of John McKenny, of the 5th concession of Tyendinaga and had resided in Deseronto for nearly nine years. He was married to Miss Annie Leonard, by whom he had five children, four boys and a one girl, by all of whom he is survived. The funeral took place on Tuesday to St. Charles church, Read, and after religious services conducted by Rev. Father McCarthy, the remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery. The bearers were: Philip & Edward O’Reilly, P. Mullin, B. McDiarmid, M. Candon& John Naphin, the first four being cousins of the deceased. The widow and her little children have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
McKinstry Paul 02/10/1896 Deseronto: Second child of Mr. & Mrs. B.W. McKinstry, of this town, died on Sept. 23rd, aged four years and six months. He took a severe cold, which on the morning of the 23rd assumed the form of croup of a serious type, and death resulted at 9 p.m. The parents feel very grateful to the many friends who so kindly assisted them during his sickness and especially to Dr. Vanderoot who did in power to save him, devoting almost his whole time to him case until death ended his suffering
McKinstry Paul 02/10/1896 Deseronto: On sept. 23rd, 1896, Paul, son of B.W. McKinstry, aged 4 years and 6 months.
McLean John A.S. 01/05/1896 Local Items: John a. S. McLean, son of J.W. McLean, publisher of the Picton Times, died on Monday of pneumonia, after three week’s illness. Deceased was business manager of The Times, and a very capable newspaper man. He was very popular and his death is widely regretted. The afflicted family have the sympathy of all classes in their great bereavement.
McMillan Mrs. William(Harriet A.)(Nee: Nash) 03/01/1896 Obituary: Mrs. McMillan, mother of Mrs. James Butler, died at the resdience of her son-in-law, William Seth, Picton, on December 31st, aged 71 years. Deceased was twice married, her first husband being William Dulton. Her home was in Ogdensburg and the remains were conveyed there yesterday for interment. Mrs. McMillan used frequently to visit in Deseronto and had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Butler was unable to go to the funeral, having contracted a severe cold and inflamation on her return last Saturday from Picton, where she had gone to see her mother. She has general sympathy in this bereavement.
McMillan Harriet A.(nee: Nash) 03/01/1896 At Picton, on December 31st, 1895, Harriet A. Nash, relict of the late william McMillan, of Ogdensburg, aged 71 years and 7 months.
McMullen Hugh 13/03/1896 District Items: Hugh McMullen, of Sheffield township, died on March 1, aged 88.
McVicker Edwin 09/10/1886 Edwin – Deseronto – At Grimsthorpe Township, on October 23rd, 1896, Edwin McVicker, of Deseronto, aged 22 years and 5 months.
McVicker Edwin 09/10/1896 Edwin, son of Daniel McVicker, of Fourth Street, took ill at work on one of the shanties of the Rathbun Co. in Grimsthorpe. He was conveyed to the house of Mr. Lazave, some distance from the shanty, where he died of inflammation of the bowels on Friday, 23rd, inst. The remains were brought to Deseronto and on Monday, last, the funeral took place at the Deseronto cemetery, a large number of friends being in attendance. Deceased was twenty-two years of age.
Metcalf James 06/03/1896 District Items: James Metcalf, aged 41, died at forest Mills, 24th February.
Milling Stewart 06/03/1896 District Items: Stewart Millings, aged 71, died at Napanee on Sunday.
Moon James 03/07/1896 Melrose: James Moon, a young man employed on the farm of Donald Anderson, was drowned while bathing in the Salmon River last Friday afternoon. He was accompanied by Earle Anderson, who bravely waded in up to his shoulders endeavoring to reach him a pole, but finding his efforts of no avail have the alarm, but life was extinct before any assistance could be rendered.The members of the Melrose Circle, C.H.C., of which he was a member, responded promptly in searching for the body and attending to the subsequent removal to the home of deceased near Moira. The deceased was a quiet, industrious young man, and though a resident of this neighborhood but a short time, had a large number of friends, who sympathized deeply with the bereaved parents and relatives in their sudden affliction.
Morden Pearl 05/06/1896 Local Items: On Sunday afternoon the twelve year-old daughter of John Morden, 4th concession of Tyendinaga, died from the effects of an abscess on the brain, after only a few days= illness. She was a very bright and intelligent child.
Morden Pearl 05/06/1896 Deaths: At Melrose, on May 31st, 1896, Pearls, daughter of John Morden, 4th concession of Tyendinaga, aged 11.
Morden Phyle(nee Tripp) 05/06/1896 Local Items: Mrs. Murney Morden, of the 3rd concession of Tyendianga, died on Monday morning. Her death was quite unexpected. Deceased was the daughter of Sidney Tripp, now of Nebraska, and leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday to the cemetery in the 4th concession, Rev. Mr. Garbutt officiating.
Morden Phyle(nee: Tripp) 12/06/1896 Deaths: At Melrose, on June 1st, 1896, Phyle, beloved wife of Murney Morden, aged 32 years.
Moyce Thomas 13/11/1896 At Deseronto, on November 8th, 1896, Thomas Moyce, aged 44 years.
Murphy Charles R. A. 18/09/1896 On Tuesday, the 14th inst., Charles R.A. Murphy, one of the twin children of Charles and Anna Murphy, aged 10 months and 20 days.
Murray Stuart Kenneth 02/10/1896 Deseronto: On Sept. 22nd 1896 Kenneth Murray, son of William E. and Bell Stuart, aged 3 months and 8 days.
Norris Robert 18/12/1896 At one time a resident of Deseronto, died last Saturday night at the residence of his son,. Thomas, on the Newburgh road, Napanee. He was 84 years of age. He leave an aged widow, two sons and a daughter.
O=Neil Miss 27/03/1896 District Items: Miss O’Neil, of Glenora, died on the 21st at an advanced age.
O= Sullivan Mrs. John 22/05/1896 Local Items: Mrs. John O’Sullivan, of the 5th concession of Tyendianga, died on Sunday after an illness of nearly a year’s duration. Deceased, whose maiden name was O’Sullivan, was in her sixtieth year. She is survived by her husband, three sons and five daughters, The remains were interred at St. Charles’s Church, Read.
Palmer Mrs. Mary 01/05/1896 Mrs. Mary Palmer, an old lady, was buried from her son-in-law’s Mr. Potter, on Friday 26th.
Parks Walter Ellis 16/10/1896 Deseronto: On October 15th , Walter Ellis, infant son of Marshall and Catherine Parks, aged 8 months and 9 days, funeral at one o’clock this afternoon.
Paul R.J. 12/06/1896 Local Items: In 1890, R.J. Paul of Deseronto left his wife and three children to go to Toronto to look for work. Mrs. Paul heard from her husband at intervals until 1892, when his letters ceased and she had no information on his whereabouts til recently, when she received a letter from a woman in the States, who claimed to be his wife. The letter stated that Paul had been killed while braking on the Rock Island Railway, and that the writer had just learned that he has a wife in Canada. It a appears that he left Toronto with this woman about 1892 and subsequently married her. Paul was about thirty-two years of age – Intelligencer.
Pegan Mr. 17/04/1896 Marysville: We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Pegan, of Milltown, which sad event occurred Tuesday morning.
Pegan R.F. 17/04/1896 Death of R.F. Pegan: R.F. Pegan, one of the best known residents of South Hastings, died at his residence, Milltown, on Tuesday, 14th inst. Deceased who was 47 years of age, had been a sufferer from consumption during the past two years and his death was not unexpected. He was a patient sufferer all through his long illness. Mr. Pegan carried on an extensive undertaking business in Milltown for many years and all his business dealings were conducted in an honorable manner. He was very genial and a general favorite with people of all classes and creeds. He was married to Miss Hill – a sister fo Matthew Hill, the former Indian Agent – by whom he is survived. He had no family. The funeral took place yesterday ad was one of the largest ever seen in Shannonville. The lodges of Oddfellows and United Workmen attended in a body and presented a very fine appearance in a large procession. Religious services were conducted by Rev. D. O. McArthur, a pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. W.J. Saunders, after which the remains were interred in the Presbyterian cemetery. A very wide circle of friends all through the district will unite in extending their sympathy to the bereaved widow in this great affliction.
Pegan R.F. 17/04/1896 At Milltown, county Hastings, on April 14th, 1896, R.F. Pegan, aged 47 years.
Pegan R.F. 24/04/1896 The Last Sad Rites: On Thursday, April 16th, the remains of R.F. Pegan were interred in Shannonville cemetery under the auspices of the C.O.O.F., assissted by the A.O.U.W. The lodges met at their respective halls at one o’clock forming in one procession and marching to the residence of the deceased brother, then heading the procession marched to the Presbyterian Church where a very instructive and appropriate sermon was delivered by the Rev. D.O. McArthur, the text being “Oh death where is thy sting, oh greave where is thy victory.” It was fully shown by the reverend gentleman that the relatives and friends of the deceased had no cause to mourn but rather to rejoice as he had fully resigned to the ruling of the Supreme Being, being ready to enter the Heavenly realms where sin and sorrow are unknown, thus showing that death has no sting nor the grave over a true believer.After the church service the procession proceeded to the cemetery where the burial service was read by the Rev. D.O. McArthur, after which the Rev. W.J. Saunders, the P.N.G., of the Oddfellows, read the service of the order, the lodges marching in simple file around the grave, each member dropping a small evergreen on the casket as a last token of respect. Brother Saunders then spoke of the respect shown and the care tendered to the deceased brother during his long illness by the brethren of the lodges. Then all joined heartily in singing “Never my God to Thee”, when the benediction was pronounced and all went to their several homes having this thought “That in the midst of life we are in death”. More fully impressed on their minds.The wreaths, crescents and exquisite bouquets strewn over the casket, besides the numbers in attendance at the funeral, illustrates more plainly than words can express with what respect the deceased was held by all who knew him. It cannot therefore help but be very consoling to the widow to know that even though her husband and protector is taken away she has the deepest sympathy of all who knew her in this sad bereavement, also remembering that he has gone where he will feel no more pain but that he will be greatly awaiting her time when they may be happily reunited never to part anymore. A Brother.
Pierson David 20/03/1896 District Items: David Pierson, on of the old pioneers of Prince Edward County, died on Wednesday of last week at his residence in Albany, aged 98 years.
Purdy Robert 21/08/1896 Suicide at Morven: Robert Purdy, of Morven, was found yesterday morning with his throat cut from ear to ear. It appears that, as a result of the recent hot weather, the old gentleman had become slightly deranged. He disappeared early in the morning and his wife sent an adopted boy to search for him. He was found in the drive house with blood on his face. He told the boy to tell Mrs. Purdy that he had hurt himself. While the boy was gone he gave himself two or three gashes with a razor and died almost instantly. Mr. Purdy moved from Ernestown a little over a year ago, buying the farm from Mr. sharp who had just purchased it from Richard Wright. He was about 65 years of age.
Rathbun William C.B. 27/11/1896 At Deseronto, on the 20th inst., William C.B. Rathbun. In his 31st year.
Read Alexander 27/03/1896 Fatally Injured: On Tuesday, Alexander Read, a son of the late John Read of the 7th concession of Tyendinaga, was struck by a train about a mile north of Belleville station. He was walking on the track facing the train and was the train approached he stepped off the track. When the train was a short distance away, he deliberately stepped on the track, acting in a peculiar manner. Before the driver could stop the train, he was struck by the engine, receiving injuries from which he died in a few hours. He was a deaf mute and often acted of late as if demented. He spent eight years on the Deaf & Dumb Institute, Belleville.
Redner Mrs. James 10/04/1896 District Items: Mrs. James Redner, formerly of Rendersville, died at Duncan, Indian Territory, on the 6th inst., aged 67. Deceased was a daughter of the ate Isaac Morden of Northport.
Robinson Arthur 17/04/1896 Killed by a Bull near Marysville: A very sad accident occurred last Wednesday afternoon at John McCullough’s farm, in Tyendinaga township a little north of Marysville, resulting in the death of Arthur Robinson, an English lad, about fourteen years of age, one of the Merchmont Home boys. He went with a pail to feed some chickens and abut ten or fifteen minutes after, Miss McCullough, who was at that time alone in the house, hearing some noise called for the lad to see what it was. Receiving no answer, she went out to see for herself what was the matter. She was horrified when she looked through the gate into the barnyard to see the boy Robinson lying in the mud with the bull standing over him. Miss McCullough immediately ran and gave the alarm to the neighbors, who at once came to her assistance. The bull was secured and the boy was carried into the house, when [where] it was found that life was extinct. He was terribly cut and bruised about the head and neck. Dr. Vandervoort was summoned from Deseronto and on his arrival he stated that death as due to the injuries of the would in [to] his head. The animal had been dehorned and was not regarded as vicious, never having given trouble before this time. There was blood on a post, and it was thought that the bull had suddenly butted the lad against the post and then hurled him about the yard, trampling him with its feet. It was needless to state that Miss McCullough was terribly shocked and unnerved by the lamentable occurrence. Mr. McCullough, as soon as he got word, drove out and made all the necessary arrangements for the funeral which took place yesterday afternoon.
Robinson William 28/02/1896 Green Point: William Robinson, postmaster at Fish Lake, died this morning.
Robinson William 13/03/1896 Death of William Robinson: On Tuesday night, 3rd inst., there died at his residence at Fish Lake in Sophiasburg, Mr. William Robinson, postmaster of that village, at the age of 71 years. The deceased had been ill for a couple of months past and at first supposed his ailment was la grippe, but a month ago he had a stroke of paralysis and after it he gradually sank. Deceased married Catherine, daughter of Jacob Shortts of the High Shore, and who died last summer. He left one son Ross Robinson and two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Badgley of Big Island and Mrs. John Demill of Melrose, Hastings County.Mr. Robinson was postmaster at Fish Lake for eleven years. He was a staunch conservative of the English type and withal a man of liberal views and tenancies. Notwithstanding a slightly brusque manner he was the possessor of a kind and tender heart. He was a genial, sunny-tempered, mirth-loving, fun-making man who generally preferred giving the soft answer, rather than the stern reply. Throughout life he was manly, courageous, courteous and self-reliant. Now that he is gone, not to return, his host of friends on both sides of the Bay of Quinte will bear him long and affectionately in loving remembrance – Picton Times.
Ross Marvel 06/11/1896 Death of a Young Farmer: Marvel Ross, a well-known farmer of the 4th concession of Tyendinaga died October 28th after a brief illness of peritonitis. Deceased was the only child of the late Doland Ross and was in his 29th tear. He was married about three years ago to Miss Sabra Reed. Youngest daughter of Mr. Owen Reed, of Belleville and his wife and one child survive him. Deceased’s mother is till living. He was a popular young man in the neighborhood and highly respected by all who knew him. Much sympathy is expressed for this young widow and aged mother – Intelligencer.
Rousel Mary 28/02/1896 At Deseronto, on the 27th inst., Mary, daughter of Joseph and Leo Pauline Rousel, formerly of St. Raphael, Lewis Co., P.s., aged 8 years.
Rusk Mrs. Robert A.(nee: Susannah Chard) 04/09/1896 Death of Mrs. R.A. Rusk: Mrs. Robert A. Rusk, after an illness of abut six weeks, passed away about noon last, August 30th, the disease being remittent gastric fever. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Susannah Chard, was 59 years of age. She was born in the township of Rawdon, where also about 38 years ago she was married. She was the mother of three children – two boys and a girl – all of whom are dead. She is survived by her husband and an adopted daughter, Miss Dolly Rusk. After residing for many years in Murray township, she came with her husband to Deseronto 23 years ago. Here she had resided ever since, enjoying the esteem of a wide circle of friends, who unite in extending sympathy to the bereaved. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was numerously attended. Devotional services were conducted in the Methodist church, where Rev. G.H. Copeland preached the funeral sermon. The remains were interred in the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: James M. Hall, J.L. Ferguson, J.W. Kellar, Robert H. Baker, George E. Pearson and W. Lowey.
Rusk Susannah 04/09/1896 At Deseronto, on Sunday, August 30th, 1896, Susannah, wife of Robert A. Rusk, aged 59 years and 7 months.
Russell Miss Jean 21/08/1896 Local Items: Mr. & Mrs. S. Allen received the sad intelligence of the death , on Monday morning, of their niece, Miss Jean Russell, a young lady of eighteen who resided with her grandfather, William Allen, on Napanee. Deceased was the daughter of the late Walter Russell, formerly of north Fredericksburg, who died in Denver about ten years ago. Her mother died five years ago. Two younger brothers are left to mourn her loss. Deceased was a teacher and was of an unusually sweet disposition.
Russell Jean 21/08/1896 At Napanee on August 18th, Jean, daughter of the late Walter Russell, of North Fredericksburg, aged 19 years.
Saunders H.J. 21/02/1896 Dr. Saunders Dead: Dr. H.J. Saunders – one of the most skilled physicians of Kingston, died on Wednesday evening after an illness of six weeks, from throat trouble. He was born in England but came to this country when quite young and studied medicine in Queen’s College, Kingston, from which he graduated in 1869. He began the practice of his profession in Deseronto. On the death of Dr. Yates he returned to Kingston where he built up a very extensive practice. He was a professor in Queen’s University. Dr. Saunders married a daughter of the late Dr. Bristol, of Napanee. He was fifty-one years of age many friends in Deseronto have heard of his death with feelings of deep regret.
Scea William 24/04/1896 Ameliasburg: William Scea, of the 2nd concession of Ameliasburg, committed suicide on Saturday morning by jumping into a well containing seven feet of water. He was 30 years of age, industrious and steady and there is no cause except perhaps a temporary fit of insanity. He was married a few months ago to a Miss Graves, from near Shannonville.
See Joseph Miles 18/12/1896 At Deseronto, on December 13th, 1896, Joseph Miles See, aged 27 years, 7 months and 6 days.
Shannon Mrs. P.A.(Nee: O’Leary) 06/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. R.A. Shannon, of the 5th concession of Tyendinaga, died on the 23rd. She was the daughter of Timothy O’Leary. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the township
Shire Richard 10/04/1896 District Items: Richard Shire, for 75 years a resident of Enterprise, died last week, aged 91.
Sills Jacob R. 31/07/1896 Death of Jacob R. Sills: Jacob R. sills, a respected resident of the town, died on Friday, July 24th, after an illness of over a years duration. The disease was cancerous growth of the spleen and during the past six or seven months he has been a great sufferer. deceased, who was 57 years of age, was born in south Fredericksburg and had resided in Deseronto for about nine years,. All his sufferings were borne with fortitude and Christian resignation. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the members of the Epworth League were constant in their attention, a kindness for which the family are very grateful. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Emma, Mrs Charles Loney of Inverary, Mrs. John Hare and William. George, the eldest son, died about 30 years ago. Several of the brothers of the deceased reside on Fredericksburg. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. Religious services were held in the Methodist church, Rev. G.H. Copeland preaching the funeral sermon. The casket was then conveyed to the vault of Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: G. Gunyou, G.E. Mordon, E. Pringle, R. Chase, G.H. Huff and Miles Stover. The remains were interred yesterday in the Deseronto cemetery. The family have the widespread sympathy in their trying bereavement.
Sills Jacob R. 31/07/1896 At Deseronto, on the 24th inst., Jacob R. sills, aged 57 years.
Sills Nelson 20/03/1896 District Items: Nelson sills, an old and highly respected resident of Hungerford, died of dropsy last Friday, aged 65.
Simpson Maggie 17/07/1896 District Items: Maggie Simpson died at Northport on the 7th inst., aged 31.
Sister Mary of the Cross 06/03/1896 Local Items: Sister Mary of the Cross, of the house of Providence, Kingston, who did such Nobel work during the small pox epidemic in Deseronto several years ago, and who was lately in attendance of John Edwards, died on pneumonia yesterday afternoon.
Smart Peter 21/08/1896 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of the late Peter Smart, Sen [sic] were buried in Christ Church cemetery on Sunday last.
Smart Peter 21/08/1896 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 14th inst., Peter Smart, aged 59 years.
Smith Benjamin 28/02/1896 Arden: Benjamin smith met with a fatal accident on Thursday of last week at Wesley, Macoon Lake. Deceased was working in the woods with Thomas Woodcock and others and was sawing some logs when he was struck be a falling branch from a tree which others were chopping down. They shouted to him but he could not get away in time and he only lived four hours after. He lived with his father in Kennebec, his wife and three children being still in New York state. The remains were buried in the cemetery at this place.
Smith Mrs. S. N. 27/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. S.N. Smith, of Sophiasburg, died quite suddenly and unexpectedly of pneumonia on the 18th.
Stafford Mrs. William S.(nee: Redner) 17/07/1896 Death of Mrs. William S. Stafford: Mrs. William s. Stafford, of Ameliasburg, mother of W.H. Stafford of this town, died at her residence, near Rendersville, on the 6th inst. Deceased has been seized with a bilious attack on the evening of the Friday preceding and nothing very serious was anticipated but heart failure intervened and she passed away on Monday. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Redner, was 64 years of age and had been predeceased by her husband eleven years. She leaves a family of five children, four sons and a daughter, all married: John, Henry Guirford [?], David T., residing in Ameliasburg, William H. in Deseronto and Mrs. George E. Roblin of Ameliasburg. The funeral which was very numerously attended took place on Wednesday, 8th inst. Services wre conducted at the Rendersville Methodist Church by Rev. Mr. Duprau after which the remains were interred in the Albury cemetery.
Stapleton Willie 17/04/1896 Hillier: Willie Stapleton, died on the 5th [of April] of inflammation of the bowels.
Stevens Priscilla Anna 18/12/1896 At her home in Milledgeville, Illinois, December 9th, 1896, Mrs. Wm. W. Stevens, formerly of Deseronto, aged 56 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Stevens Priscilla Anna 18/12/1896 (nee Markle) (1st marriage Weldon) Stevens, was born July 1, 1840, at Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario. August 4, 1858, she was united in marriage to George R. Weldon. Two children were born to them, Louis E. Weldon and Dora E. Stroud, both of Chicago. In 1880, the family moved to Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, where Mr. Weldon died in 1887. In 1888, the bereaved wife and children moved to Chicago, where Mr.s Weldon made her home until October 17, 1894, when she married Mr. Wm. Stevens, of Mlledgeville, Illinois, which pace was her home until her death/ April 14, 1895, she united with the Baptist Church in Milledgeville, of which she was a loved member. December 8, 1896, she departed from this life after a lingering illness of six months. She leaves a husband, two children, a mother, a sister and two brothers to mourn her loss. Mr. Stevens and her children desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the friends of Milledgeville and especially to the women’s Relief Corps. For their many kind acts during the sickness of Mrs. Stevens.
Stevens Mrs. William W. 18/12/1896 At her home in Milledgeville, Illinois, December 9, 1896, Mrs. William W. Stevens, formerly of Deseronto, aged 56 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Stewart Rev. John H. 21/08/1896 Local Items: Rev. John H. Stewart, Methodist minister at Cataraqui, while driving to Kingston on Tuesday evening was struck by a passing G.T.R. train while his rig was going over the Cataraqui crossing. He was instantly killed, the body being horribly mangled. The horse escaped but the rig was smashed into kindling wood. Deceased, who was a faithful preacher at the Gospel was born in Newburgh and was over sixty years of age. He is survived by his widow and four sons.
Stewart John 21/08/1896 Died at Rochester: John Stewart, formerly of Deseronto died at Rochester , on Sunday 16th inst., from the effects of an accident. On Friday previous he had been engaged pitching some hay down a central opening in his livery stable, when he ver-balanced and fell to the floor beneath, a distance of eighteen feet. He sustained severe injuries and death intervened on Sunday. Deceased was 41 years of age. Mrs. John Finleyson, his mother, and George Stewart his brother, left for Rochester as soon as they received the intelligence. The remains were interred in the Mount Hope cemetery in that city.
Stewart John 21/08/1896 At Rochester, New York, on the 16th inst., John Stewart, formerly of Deseronto, aged 41 years.
Stratton Daniel Rupert 28/02/1896 At Deseronto, on the 27th inst., Daniel Rupert, infant son of Walter A. Stratton, aged 1 month and 5 days.
Stuart Kenneth Murray 02/10/1896 Deseronto – September 23rd, 1896, Kenneth Murray, son of William G. & Bell Stuart, aged 3 months and 8 days.
Sweet James 10/07/1896 District Items: James Sweet, of Richmond, died on July 1, aged 70.
Tracey infant 22/05/1896 The three-year-old daughter of John P. Tracey, 5th concession of Tyendinaga, fell into a pail of scalding water, sustaining such injuries that she died on Tuesday morning.
Tripp Richard 28/02/1896 At his residence, 4th concession of Tyendinaga, on the 19th inst., Richard Tripp, aged 81 years.
Tweedie James 14/02/1896 Melrose: We extend our sympathy to the friends and relatives of the late James Tweedie, a well known and highly respected young man, who died on the 8th inst., from a violent attack of pneumonia.
Vanderwater Miss P. 27/03/1896 Miss P. Vanderwater, Centreville, died on the 12th, after a lengthy illness.
Vanluven Mrs. Maxwell 31/01/1896 Mrs. Maxwell Vanluven was taken ill on Thursday morning with apoplexy and died in the evening at ten. She was not conscious from the time she was taken ill. She had been in perfect health previous. The town has been in perfect grief since. She was very genial and courteous and a general favorite with all who knew her.
Wagar William E. 21/02/1896 At the Gravel Road, Richmond, on the 17th inst., William E. Wagar, aged 25 years and 1 month.
Walker Augusta Bertha 18/12/1896 At Deseronto, on December 14th, 1896, Augusta Bertha, wife of John C. Walker, aged 23 years and 10 months.
Walker Augusta Bertha 18/12/1896 Obituary: The death of Mrs. John C. Walker last Monday forenoon was a great surprise and chock to the community. She has been ailing for about a week, suffering from Peritonitis. She appeared to be getting better but very suddenly took a relapse, death ensuing at 11 a.m. on Monday. Deceased who was in her 24th year, was a daughter of Louis Fritz, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where two years ago on the 27th of December, she was married. She was of a quiet , unassuming disposition, very much esteemed by those with whom she has become acquainted in Deseronto. The blow is most severely felt by Mr. Walker who has general sympathy in this great trial. Her father arrived here on Wednesday from Oahkosh, and it was evident that he was crushed by the loss of his daughter/ He said his wife and other members of the family were greatly shocked by the news of her death, The remains were taken by the afternoon express yesterday to Oshkosh, Mr. Walker and Mr. Fritz accompanying them. Religious services conducted by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D., were first held at the residence of George Walker, Dundas Street. The casket was then conveyed to the railway station. The following were pall-bearers: R. Miller, H.G. Fowber, A.G. Bogart, Thos. J. Naylor, G.E. Deroche and W. Woodcock. A very large number of friends were present at the funeral service and called at the house to testify their regret.
Walker Mrs. John G.(Augusta Bertha) 18/12/1896 On December 14th, 1896, Augusta Bertha, wife of John G. Walker, aged 23 years and 10 months.
Walker Mrs. John G.(nee: Trity) 18/12/1896 The Death of Mrs. John G. Walker: Last Monday forenoon was a great surprise and shock to the community. Mrs. Walker had been ailing for about a week, suffering from Peritonitis. She appeared to be getting better but very suddenly took a relapse, death ensuing at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Deceased, who was in her 24th year, was a daughter of Louis Trity of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where two years ago on the 27th of December she was married. She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, very much esteemed by those with whom she has become acquainted in Deseronto. The blow is most severely felt by Mr. Walker who had general sympathy in this great trial. Her father arrived on Wednesday from Oshkosh and it was written that he was crushed by the loss of his daughter. He said his wife and other members of the family were greatly shocked by the news of her death,. The remains were taken by the afternoon express yesterday to Oshkosh, Mr. Walker and Mr. Fritz accompanying them. Religious services conducted by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D., were first held at the residence of George Walker, Dundas Street. The casket was then conveyed to the railway station. The following pall bearers: R. Miller, N.C. Fowker, A.G. Bogart, Thor, J. Naylor, G.E. Deroche and W. Woodcock. Avery large number of friends were present at the funeral service and called at the house to testify their regrets.
Walker Mrs. T. 25/12/1896 Empey Hill: One of our esteemed neighbors, Mrs. T. Wagar, passed peacefully away on Friday evening last after a prolonged illness. She was removed to the Church where a very appropriate sermon was conducted by Rev. Limbert, after which her remains were conveyed to Huffman’s vault in Napanee. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community.
Walmsley Mrs. Samuel 24/04/1896 District Items: Mrs. Samuel Walmsley, of Macdonald, north Fredericksburg, died on Tuesday, aged [sic]. Her disease was consumption and she had only been ailing since last fall.
Weese Jacob 24/04/1896 District Items: Jacob Weese, a native of Lennox died at Seymour township, aged 92.
Wells Willie 10/04/1896 Fatally Burned: On Saturday, March 28th, Willie, the two year old son of Irvine Wells, Sheffield, met with a frightful death. The little fellow was playing about the house while his grandmother was engaged in making soup. She removed the pot from the stove, settling it on the floor and in an instant while her back was turned, heard the splash and turning saw the poor little fellow has fallen backward into the boiling liquid. The mother frantically ran to the child’s assistance to ring off its clothing and in doing so badly burned her hands and arms. Nothing could be done to relieve his sufferings and he died the next morning. The funeral took place on Monday to Enterprise.
Wilson Eliza Jane 21/02/1896 Eliza Jane, daughter of William Wilson, of Camden, died after an illness of five days.
Wilson Mrs. John 06/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. John Wilson, of Richmond township, died on February 26th, aged 62.
Woodcock Mrs. David 27/03/1896 District Items: Mrs. David Woodcock, of Kennebec, died recently at the supposed age of 102. Her husband survives and is said to be older than that.

1897 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Abbot Asa 14/05/1897 Mrs. Abbot was stricken with paralysis on Thursday last at noon and died on Saturday night. Mr. Abbot and family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Abbott Asa 14/05/1897 Death of Mrs. Asa Abbott of Kingsford: Mrs. Asa Abbott, of the Boundry Road, Tyendinaga, about half a mile from Kingsford, died on Saturday night, May 8th. She was stricken with paralysis on the Thursday previous and sank gradually to rest, aged fifty-nine years. Deceased, who was held in great esteem, was born about twenty miles south of Oswego, N.ew York. Her maiden name being Chillson. Since her marriage she had resided on the boundry road. She is survived by her husband and five sons: Herim C., Ralph, George E, Asa W, and William H., the latter residing in Michigan and George being in business in Deseronto. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was very numerously attended. Religious services were conducted at the house of Rev. H.C. Garbutt, pastor of the Methodist church of Lonsdale, of which the deceased was a member. The remains were then removed to the vault of the Vandebogart cemetery near Napanee.
Abbott Esther 14/05/1897 At Kingsford, on May 8th, 1897, Ester, wife of Asa Abbott, aged 59 years and 5 months.
Adams Robert 24/09/1897 Death of and old Resident: Robert Adams, one of the oldest residents of Bay of Quinte district, died at the residence of his son, Robert Adams of the O’Connor house, on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd inst., having reached the age of 88. He had always been active and healthy and was only ill for a week before his death. Deceased was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, where he married Mary Whalen. When about 30 years of age, he came to this country, settling near Centreville in Camden township. Subsequently, he removed to the 9th concession of Richmond, where he made his home until 8 years ago he went to Napanee to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Shortt. His wife died about 4 years ago. They had nine children, four sons and four daughters, of whom the following survive: James A., of Buffalo, N.Y.; John, of Belleville; Robert, of Deseronto; Mrs. A.F. Short and Mrs. A Eams, of Constableville, N.Y. and Mrs. A.F. Short, of Manistee, Michigan. The deceased was a devout Roman Catholic and was held in high esteem by all classes. The funeral takes place this morning in Napanee where, after religious services at St. Patrick’s church, they will be interred in the family plot of the Napanee cemetery.
Adams Robert 24/09/1897 At Deseronto, on the 22nd inst., Robert Adams, aged 88 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Allison J.S. 18/06/1897 Bethel: O. Benjamin and J.G. Allison of Empey Hill were away this week attending the funeral of the late J.S. Allison, last Sunday.
Allison Joseph S. 18/06/1897 Obituary: Joseph S. Allison, a well known and respected farmer of Prince Edward County, died at his residence, Bethel Township of Sophiasburg, on Friday June 11th. Death was primarily due to exposure last January when he was thrown from his wagon and seriously hurt by his horses running away. This was followed soon by a severe attack of la grippe. His last fatal illness was of short duration as he was only confined to his bed for two weeks. He appeared all through his sickness to realize that his end was near and he was quite resigned to the will of his maker, often joining with his daughters in singing hymns. Deceased was born April 3rd, 1831, on lot 42, 2nd concession of Sophiasburg, the same farm in which he lived until the day of his death. This farm had been in possession for the family for seventy-six years, having been purchases by his father John B. Allison, one of the old United Empire Loyalist who made an officer during the war of 1812. He was untied in marriage on March 14th, 1853, to Miss Catherine Wood by whom his eight children, six sons and two daughters, he is still survived. Three sons and two daughters are married. The funeral took place on Sunday, a very large concourse of friends and neighbors showing their esteem by attending the last rites. The funeral sermon was preached in the Bethel church by Rev. W.H. Buckler, Methodist minister of the circuit, after which the remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery.
Allison Joseph S. 18/06/1897 At his residence, Bethel, Township of Sophiasburg, on the 11th inst., aged 66 years.
Armstrong John 09/04/1897 Death of John Armstrong of Lyn: The Belleville Recorder, referring to the death of Mr. Armstrong, father of D.N.Armstrong, of Deseronto says: – “Mr. John Armstrong died suddenly on Saturday morning March 27th at his residence in Lyn. The deceased had been suffering from heart disease for some time and it was noticed that during the last few weeks he was becoming weaker although still able to be around. He was about the village on Saturday morning and seemed to be better than usual, but started to do some work around his house which brought on one of the periodical attackes of the heart and which , in a few minutes, proved fatal. He passed away about 10 a.m. Deceased was born near McIntosh’s Mills, 65 years ago, but had lived in Lyn and vicinity for over 45 years, following his trade as a blacksmith until about a year ago, when ill health forced him to retire. He leaves a widow and seven sons: John, at Trent, Michigan; Daniel, at Deseronto, Ontario; Frank in New York; Adam, in Kingston and the three youngest at home. A sister, Miss Armstrong, is a resident of the village. The relatives have the sincere sympathy of the community in their sad loss.The deceased was one of the most popular men in the village, and commanded the respect of all as an honest citizen and one of nature’s noblemen. He was a member of Christ Church and also one of the board of managers. He was also a member of the Masonic order. In politics he was an enthusiastic liberal, powerful in argument and well posted on the questions of the day. He will be much missed. The funeral took place on Tuesday at 3 p.m.”
Asselstine A. 21/05/1897 A. Asselstine, of Hawley, for some years treasurer of south Fredericksburg, died suddenly of heart disease, last Saturday, aged 65 years.
Aubin Charles Howard 20/10/1897 At Kingston, October 24, 1897, Charles Howard, infant son of William and Monica Aubin, aged 7 months.
Badgely William S. 30/07/1897 Obituary: William S., son of the late Stephen Badgely, died at his residence west Main Street, on Tuesday, from consumption. His long illness was borne with rare patience and sweet submission to the divine will. He was in his 19th year. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. Services, conducted by Mr. Best, were held in the West End Mission, a large attendance of friends and neighbors being present. The remains were subsequently interred in the Deseronto cemetery. Mrs. Badgley and family have the sympathy of all in this trying bereavement.
Badgely William Stanley 30/07/1897 At Deseronto, on July 27th, 1897, William Stanley Badgley, aged 18 years and 11 months.
Baxter John 11/06/1897 John Baxter, of North Marysburg, died on May 20th, aged 87.
Begg Peter 14/05/1897 Who established the first printing office in Madoc, died recently in Mobile, Alabama.
Beggs Elizabeth 02/07/1897 Death of Mrs. David Beggs: Regret is felt in this district on account of the sad death of Mrs. David Beggs, of Bathgate, north Dakota, who died at Macdonald, North Fredericksburg, last Saturday night. The deceased lady was the daughter of Captain John Bartley, of Macdonald, and was 53 years of age. She had been ailing for some time last year but no serious consequences were feared. In December last, thinking that a change of scene would be beneficial, she came east on a visit. The disease developed into consumption of the throat and it was soon evident that its progress could not be stayed. She was a great sufferer but not a word of complaint was uttered and she patiently submitted to he Divine will. Her husband came east some time since and was with her until death called her away. She leaves also a little girl 8 years of age. The funeral was numerously attended. Service was conducted in the Bethany church by Rev. S. Cruikshenks, after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Huffman cemetery, Napanee.
Beggs Elizabeth 02/07/1897 At Maconald, North Fredricksburg, on June 26th, 1897, Elizabeth, wife of David Beggs, of Bathgate ,North Dakota, aged 33 tears.
Birrell Margaret 23/04/1897 Mrs. Margaret Birrell died at the residence of her son Robert, Napanee Road, on the 15th inst., aged 85.
Blute James 22/10/1897 Kingsford: An old and respected farmer, died last week and was buried on Friday at Napanee.
Bowers Mrs. E.H. 21/05/1897 Formerly of Big Island, died in Belleville last week, aged 73.
Boyer Cordelia 30/04/1897 At Kingston, April 24th, 1897, Cordelia, wife of T.O. Boyer, C.E., aged 50 years
Brant Ethel 03/09/1897 Tyendinaga Reserve: Ethel, the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jno. [?] A Brant, died August 31st, aged 1 year, 4 months and 27 days. The remains were brought to All Saints Church cemetery yesterday of interment.
Brant Ethel 10/09/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve on August 31st, 1897, Ethel, daughter of John Amos Brant, aged 1 year, 4 months and 27 days.
Brant Mrs. Peter 16/04/1897 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of the late Mrs. Peter Brant, which were deposited in the vault of Deseronto cemetery, will be removed to Christ Church cemetery for interment tomorrow at 2 p.m.
Brant Sarah 09/07/1897 Local Items: Mrs. Lazarus S. Brant. Died on Sunday. She gave birth to a still-born child a week before. She was twenty years of age and a daughter of Joshua Brant. The bereaved husband has general sympathy in his great bereavement.
Brant Sarah 09/07/1897 At Deseronto, on July 4th, 1897, Sarah, wife of Lazarus S. Brant, aged 20 years.
Brennan Sylvester 13/08/1897 Respected farmer of Melrose, died on Firday last after three days illness. The disease being appendicitis. He was about 48 years of age and unmarried. The funeral took place on Sunday, the remains being interred in the cemetery of St. Charles= church at Read.
Brennan Sylvester 13/08/1897 At Melrose, on the 16th inst., Sylvester Brennan, aged 48 years.
Brigham Henry 10/06/1897 Local Items: At Portage la Prairie, Henry Brigham shot his sister-in-law, Priscilla Hall, and then shot himself, dying instantly.
Brooks Louis 05/03/1897 He will be remembered by many in Deseronto, died recently in the west. His body was brought to Kingston for burial. He was a ship carpenter and spent some years in Deseronto.
Brown James A. 20/08/1897 James A. Brown, 1st concession of Thurlow, died on Sunday, aged 53. His wife died a year ago. One son, William, survives.
Brown Thomas 10/03/1897 Roblin: Thomas Brown of Thomasburg, after a few days of illness passed away last week and was buried at the church of England burying ground on Wednesday.
Cameron John D. 24/09/1897 At New York City, on September 18th, 1897, John D. Cameron, of Napanee, aged 40 years
Cannon Marion Selena 14/05/1897 Daughter of John Cannon, North Fredericksburgh, died last week, aged 17 years.
Carter Edward 09/07/1897 Obituary: One of Tyendinaga’s oldest resident, Edward Carter, died Monday at the residence of his son Edward C. Carter, of the 7th concession of that township, a few miles east of Plainfield. Deceased was born in Thurlow 84 years ago and had lived for the past 50 years in Tyendinaga. He married Diana Latta, who died seven years ago. Five sons and two daughters survive deceased, namely: John L * Edward C, Tyendinaga; William H & Anson, Prince Edward; Jas. W., Chicago; Mrs. Collins, Chicago; and Mrs. Elmey, Salmon Point, Prince Edward. Mr. Carter was a member of the Methodist church and a life-long conservative. He was highly respected by a ll who knew him. The funeral took place on Wednesday. – Intelligencer.
Casey Eugene 03/09/1897 Cabinet maker, son of Michael Casey, baker, died at Belleville on Monday. The remains were interred at Marysville on Wednesday.
Chatrand Mrs. Antoine -4/06/1897 Death of an Aged Resident: By the death of Mrs. Chatrand, widow of the late Antoine Chatrand, who died at the residence on her son-in-law, Loius Duquette, Mill Street, on Monday May 31st, Deseronto loses one of its oldest residents. Deceased, who was a native of Chateauguay, Quebec, had resided for 42 years in Deseronto, her husband being one of the early employees of the Messrs. Rathbun. He died suddenly about three years after coming to Millpoint. Deceased, who was respected by all classes, was the mother of six children, four of who survive: Cypriot, Mrs. Louise Remo, Mrs. Louis Duquette and Mrs. Joseph Soucis. She had been ailing for four years and for the last four months seriously so. She had reached her seventy-third year. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was attended by a large concourse of friends. Services were held in the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Rev. Father Hogan officiating after which the remains were interred in the Deserronto cemetery. The bearers were: John Joyce, Patrick Hart, E. Terrien, Medore Paucaud, Joseph Rolland and John Marrigan Sr.
Chatrand Sophie 04/06/1897 At Deseronto, on May 31st, 1897, Sophie, relict of the late Antoine Chatrand, aged 72 years and 9 months
Clement Frances Emily 03/12/1897 Napanee Mills: On November 23rd, 1897, Frances Emily, beloved wife of Albert Clement departed this life, aged 42 years. Mrs. Clement’s maiden name was Brickman, a good United empire Loyalist family of Prince Edward County and was related to some of the best people of that old country [sic]. Twenty years ago she married her now sorrowing husband. Two years they lived near Deseronto. Mr. Clement then accepted a situation at Napanee Mills where they have resided since. Deceased had been ailing for nearly two years, with consumption. When she appeared to be better her friends would hope she would recover; frequently she would say, “whether I live or die, all is well.” She endeared herself to people by her general manner and kind acts. Educated and refined beyond the ordinary, she interested herself in everything pertaining to the promotion of others. To visit her in her illness would convince the most skeptical that there was a reality to the Christian religion; as the physical life failed and faded the spiritual shone more beautiful until it seemed that she was not of this world. Three children are left to mourn this wise and loving mother, one daughter, two sons, the youngest a little lad of six years. Insured in the Order of Chosen Friends, The Council of Napanee Mills sent a beautiful wreath to be placed on the casket. The funeral took place on Friday 26th inst., in the Methodist church. Rev. L. Thompson preached the Rev. 21-4, after which the remains were conveyed to Deseronto for interment.
Colden Thomas 14/05/1897 Of Hallowell, died on the third inst., aged 66.
Cole George 03/12/1897 Solmesville: Very much regret was felt here at the sad deaths of George Cole and William Morden, of Big Island. Their boat was discovered on Monday at Hungry Bay, near Shannonville.
Cole George 03/12/1897 A Sad Drowning Accident: On Wednesday November 24th, George Cole, postmaster. Big Island, and his hired man William Morden, went out duck-hunting, but failed to return the same evening. On the Friday following some decoys, oars, a footboard, and Morden’s cap were picked up at Long Point and on Monday their boat was found floating bottom up in Hungry Bay, east of Mud Creek bridge. There is no doubt the boat was capsized by a wave and the men perished. Morden was a young man, unmarried and an enthusiastic duck hunter. Mr. Cole was a well known farmer, about 38 years of age. He leaves a widow and one child. His mother, aged 80 and a widowed sister and her child resided with him. The untimely death of the two men is greatly deplored.
Collins Edward 19/11/1897 Death of Edward Collins: Died, at his late residence, 7th concession of Tyendinaga, on Thursday, 11th November, Edward Collins. Deceased was born near the historic town of Ennishkillen, Ireland, on the 5th day of August, 1813, and was 84 years old at the time of his death. In 1832, he left his native place for Canada and settled on the farm where he died (then a wilderness) and made a home for himself. He served his country in 1837-8. Deceased married a Miss Shepherd, who with the following family, survives him: John, Thurlow; Hugh, Chicago; Archibald, at the homestead; Edward, at home; George, Plainsfield; James, Melrose; Mrs. Jas. Parks, Plainfield; Mrs. C. Cole, Luton, Michigan; Mrs. R. Sullivan, Thurlow. Mr. Collins joined the Methodist church over 50 years ago and was a class-leader for 28 years. In politics he was a Conservative. The funeral took place on Saturday, at the family burying ground, Plainfield.
Conger John 12/11/1897 Death of John Conger: John Conger, a well known resident of Sand hill, Deseronto road, died on Saturday, October 30th, aged 75 years and 6 months. He had been ailing for the past year. Deceased was born on a farm within a mile of where he died, and was a life long resident of the township of Richmond, being but once outside the county, on which occasion he took a trip to Watertown. He followed his trade of bricklayer until about 20 years ago, when he went to farming. He leaves a wife and 5 children, four sons, Henry of Bay City, Michigan; John of the Brisco House, Napanee, and 1 daughter, Mrs. John Davis, of Watertown. Deceased was a member of the Western Methodist Church and his end was peace: Beaver
Copeland William 09/04/1897 At Deseronto, on April 7th, 1897, William Copeland, late of Sheffield township, aged 63 years and 11 months.
Copeland William 09/04/1897 Death of William Copeland: William Copeland, aged 64, who came in from Tamworth about three weeks ago to work in Deseronto, died on Wednesday evening. He had contracted a cold when moving in and grippe and pneumonia followed with rapid fatal results. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country when very young with his parents who settled in Sheffield. He was married twice, having a family of nine children by his first wife. His second wife, who has seven children by a former husband, survives. The funeral takes place at 2 p.m. today. Rev. G.H. Copeland will officiate. The family are strangers and people we are glad to state, are showing practical sympathy in this very sad case.
Coulter A.R. 07/05/1897 Aged 19 of Thomasburg, died last week
Croft Mrs. George(M. Mitchell) 30/04/1897 Death of Mrs. George Croft: On the evening of Sunday, April 25th, 1897, Mrs. George Croft, a highly respected lady, died at her residence, township of Kingston. She took sick on Sunday morning and was, therefore, only a few hours ailing,. She was born at Mark Hinch, Fifeshire, Scotland, coming to Canada in 1850 and settling near Portsmouth, where she had lived since. She was an active member of the Presbyterian church and leaves a sorrowing husband and family. Her daughters are: Mrs. Frank clement, Deseronto; Mrs. R Lindsey and Mrs. W. Cockburn, Kingston. The sons are George, at home and W. Croft, in Victoria B.C. – Kingston News
Croft M. Mitchell 30/04/1897 At Portsmouth, on April 25th, 1897, M. Mitchell, wife of George Croft, aged 69 years
Croft Mary 20/08/1897 Mary Crawford died on Monday night at the residence of her brother, Robert Crawford, 8th concession of Tyendinaga. Deceased was a daughter of the late Henry Crawford, was 60 years of age and unmarried. The remains were interred at the Methodist cemetery, Plainfield.
Cronk William Reuben 16/04/1897 Death of William R. Cronk: A telegram was received yesterday announcing the death of William Reuben Cronk at the residence of his brother, James Edward Cronk, near Alemeda, Assiniboia Territory, on Wednesday, 14 inst. The new was a great surprise and painful shock to the whole community. Deceased, who was the some of Reuben M. Cronk, of Deseronto, was born June 26th, 1873. After attending public school he made a brilliant course at the Deseronto high school where he secured his second class certificate. It was his intention to take a college course had ill health not prevented. About three years ago, he hurt himself while playing football and the injury he received then developed into consumption. In August last he left for the west thinking the change would be beneficial. For a time he improved but of late it was found that he was not progressing. His father wrote several times asking him to return to Deseronto, but he thought it better to wait on. About a week ago he wrote to his father that he was very week and expressed the fear that the end was approaching . He was a dutiful son and was held in respect by a large circle of friends in Deseronto, all of whom will lament the termination of such a promising life. Deceased was for a few years secretary of the Liberal-Conservative Association of Deseronto. The funeral will take place today (Friday) at Alameda, where the remains will be interred in the Presbyterian cemetery.
Cronk William Reuben 16/04/1897 At the residence of his brother, James E. Cronk, Alemeda, Assiniboia, N.W.T. , on the 14thinst., William R., son of Reuben M. Cronk, of Deseronto, aged 26 years, 9 months and 14 days.
Crooke G.D. 03/12/1897 Killed in India: M. Crooke, of this town, was shocked and grieved when he observed in a daily newspaper the name of an elder brother G.D. Crooke, in a list of those killed in one of the recent actions on the Indian frontier. The young man, who was adjutant to the Bangalore Volunteers, was attached as lieutenant to the Dorsitshire Regiment. The Regiment with several other corps had advanced against the enemy on November 15th, but was subsequently ordered to retire, a detachment lost their way in the darkness and were cut to pieces by the enemy, Lieut, Crooke being of the number. Deceased spent some years in Canada, having resided at Brandon, Manitoba. He afterwards served 5 years in the Gordon Highlanders and since then has been at Bangalore, India. He was a splendid specimen of physical manhood, being six foot four inches in height and every inch a soldier. His parents reside in Edinburgh. Friends in Deseronto extend their sympathy to his brother in this great sorrow.
Cross Susannah 07/05/1897 At Deseronto, on May 3rd, 1897, Susan Munch, wife of Oliver Cross, aged 44 years.
Cross Susannah 07/05/1897 St Deseronto, on May 3rd, 1897, Susannah, wife of Oliver Cross, aged 44 years.
Cross Susannah 07/05/1897 Death of Mrs. Oliver Cross: Mrs. Oliver Cross passed away very peacefully on Monday, 3rd, inst., at 6:30 p.m., aged 44 years. Deceased had been ailing for a long time, having contacted a severe cold about two years ago which settled on her lungs and developed into consumption. She was the daughter of Joseph Rilott, of Northport, and was married at that place about twenty-one years ago and had resided since that time at Deseronto or vicinity where she enjoyed a large acquaintance, she was a consistent member of the Methodist church. Her husband and two sons Harry and William, both of Toronto, are left to mourn their great loss. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was well attended. Religious services were conducted in the Methodist church by Rev. G.H. Copeland, after which the remains were removed to the Lazier cemetery east of Northport for interment. The bearers were: Geroge Parnham. Robert Owens, Jacob Borden, William H. Vendlaricom, d. cook and James E. Richardson.
Crossitt Jane Loiusa 02/04/1897 Death of Mrs. James Crossitt: Mrs. James Crossitt passed away about eight o’clock last Saturday evening, March 24th, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Francis Allen, Thomas Street, aged 63 years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Jane Louisa Lewis, was a native of Kildare county, Ireland, and came to this country with her husband shortly after their marriage, settling in the county of Perth. After the death of her husband at Stratford about four years ago she came to Deseronto to make her home with her daughter Mrs. Lester Robison, with whom she resided until a few days before her death. Deceased was a great sufferer, having for nine years been in a helpless condition from creeping paralysis and dropsy. All her troubles were born with meekness and Christian submission to the will of God. She was a member fo the Presbyterian church. She is survived by four children: Mrs. Allen & Mrs. Robeson, of Deseronto; David in Western Ontario and James of Philadelphia, who arrived in time to attend the funeral on Tuesday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D., after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: D. Cook, J. Borden, G.E. Pearson, W. Lowery, D. black and J.L Ferguson.
Crossitt Jane Louisa 02/04/1897 At Deseronto, on March 27th, 1897, Jane Louisa, relict of the late James Crossitt, aged 63 years.
Davis Mrs. Thomas 26/02/1897 Mrs. Thomas Davis, formerly of Adolphustown and Prince Edward, died at Tully, N.Y., aged 87 years.
Dean Mrs. William N. 28/05/1897 Death of Mrs. W.N. Dean: Mrs. William N. Dean passed away at 4:30 p.m.. Saturday, May 22nd, after a lingering illness. About three years ago she was attacked with la grippe which subsequently developed into consumption and for the past half a year she was unable to leave her bed. All through her illness she manifested a spirit of cheerfulness and or resignation to the divine will. The deceased lady was the daughter of John Watson, now of Deseronto, was born at Camden East and had attained her 35 year. Sixteen years ago she was married and had since made her home in Deseronto. She is survived by her husband and one son, Norman James, aged fourteen, another child, a daughter, having died in infancy. The funeral was well attended and took place at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Religious services were conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. G.H. Copeland, after which the remains were interred in the Deseronto Cemetery. The bearers, who are all members of the Loyal Hastings Lodge, No. 158, C.O.O.F., were: R.W. Lloyd, A.D. McIntyre, John Cannon, Peter Mounteny and Jas Watson.
Dean Mrs. Catherine Mary 28/05/1897 At Deseronto, on May 22nd, 1897, Catherine Mary, beloved wife of William N. Dean, aged 34 years and 8 months.
Dean C.W. 25/06/1897 Front of Sidney, died on the 16th, aged 82 years
Deans George 12/01/1897 Shannonville: George, sone of John Deans, formerly of Shannonville, died of inflammation of the lungs in Belleville Hospital last week. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Shannonville.
Deans George 12/02/1897 Deaths: At Belleville Hospital, on February 5th, 1897, George, sone of John Deans, of Deseronto, aged 17 years.
Deans Violet 24/09/1897 At Deseronto, on September21st, 1897, Violet, youngest child of Paul and Samantha Deans, aged 1 year and 7 months.
Deline Jacob 29/01./1897 Of the Potter settlement, died on the 9th inst., aged 45 years.
Demorest George 14/05/1897 Tyendinaga Reserve: Owing to the death of Mr. Demorest, father of Mrs. William Leslie, School No. 25 had been closed for several days this week.
Demorest George 14/05/1897 Death of George Demorest, a well know farmer of Empey Hill, died on the evening of Monday, May 10th, after a short illness. He took ill on Thursday previous, the disease being congestion of the bowels. Deceased, who was 71 years of age, had resided all his life on his farm on the 4th concession of Richmond. His wife died about 25 years ago. He is survived by the following children: Miss Clara Demorest, M.D., Napanee; Mrs. William Leslie, Deseronto; Miss Edith, teacher at Hawley; Miss Maggie, of the nursing staff of the Kingston General Hospital and Byron residing on the homestead. He was a member of the Church of England. The funeral took place on Wednesday and was well attended. Religious services were conducted at the house of Rev. G. Swayne, of Selby, after which the remains were removed to the Vandebogart cemetery near Napanee.
Demorest George 14/05/1897 At his residence, Empey Hill, on the 10th inst., George Demorest, aged 71 years and 11 months.
Demorest Charles 22/10/1897 Charles Demorest, aged 60,. Died at his residence, 8th concession of Thurlow, near Plainfield on Monday.
Doller Chas. 28/05/1897 Dollar, Chas., York Road, near Napanee, died suddenly last Saturday, aged 80. He lived alone and it is not certain how or at what hour he died. He was at one time a member of the Fredericksburg council.
Donaldson John 14/05/197 An aged resident of Reidsville, died last week,.
Doyle Mary 05/11/1897 Kingsford: We are sorry to state that Mrs. Mary Doyle has passed away. Her children have the sympathy of the whole community in their trouble.
Doyle Mary 05/11/1897 Death of Mrs. John Doyle: Mrs. Mary Doyle, relict of the late John Doyle, died at her residence, seventh concession of Richmond, 2 miles from Kingsford, on Wednesday, October 27th. She had been ailing for three years suffering from consumption, but was only confined to her bed for a week before her death. All her sufferings were borne with much submission to the will of providence. Deceased, who had reached her 63rd year, was the daughter of the late James Anderson of Richmond township and was born about a mile from the place where she died. She survived her husband about 12 years and was the mother of six children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. The surviving children are: W.H. Doyle, Deseronto; Mrs. Jennie Proviase, at the homestead; Mrs. J.B. Gaylord, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and Mrs. E.R. Kent, Fowler, Colorado. The deceased lady was a devoted member of the Church of England. The funeral, which was numerously attended, took place on Thursday of last week to the church at Selby where service was conducted by Rev. W.G. Swayne, after which the casket was conveyed to the vault of the Vandebogart cemetery, near Napanee, The bearers were: Jas McHenry, John McCullough, Thomas Fennell, James Blute, James McCulough and Chas McBride. The funeral arrangements were conducted by J.P. Steinton, of Deseronto.
Doyle Mrs. Owen 13/08/1897 Mrs. Owen Doyle, relict of the late Owen Doyle, died at the residence of her son Patrick Doyle, Lonsdale, on Wednesday. She was 80 years of age and held in much esteem by a wide circle of friends. The funeral takes place today at St. Mary’s church, Marysville.
Doyle Mary 05/11/1897 At Kingsford, on October 27th, 1897, Mary, relict of the late John Doyle, aged 62 years, 7 months and 20 days.
Doyle Mrs. Owen 13/08/1897 At Lonsdale, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Owen Doyle, aged 80 years.
Doxtator John W. 16/07/1897 John W. Doxtator, aged 18, of the 2nd concession of Thurlow, died on Saturday of hemorrhage of the lungs.
Dwyer Isabella A. 05/11/1897 Death of Mrs. James Dwyer: Isabella A. Dwyer, beloved wife of James Dwyer, of Enterprise, passed away on Saturday, October 30th, at the residence of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. John Joyce, Main Street, Deseronto. The news of the death of such an inestimable young woman in her 23rd year – was heard with regret by all in this community. She was taken ill at her home in Enterprise and Bright’s disease developing it was though advisable to remove her to Deseronto where she arrived on Friday, October 22nd. Everything that medical skill and parental affection was done to alleviate her sufferings, which were borne with great fortitude and Christian resignation. She retain her mental powers up to the very last, passing peacefully away about noon. She was married on January 7th, 1896, and since resided in Enterprise. She was before he marriage, a public school teacher. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, a very large number of friends being present to pay theri respects. Services were conducted by Rev. Father Hogan, at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, after which the casket was removed to the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: E.J. Edwards, Thomas Meloney, John Bruyea, Michael Marrigan, J. Couter, and James Gaulin. The bereaved parents and husband have the sympathy of all in this great affliction.
Dwyer Isabella A. 05/11/1897 Isabella Anastatia [ Anastasia?] At Deseronto, on Saturday, October 30th, 1897, Isabella Anastatia, wife of James Dwyer, aged 22 years and 5 months.
Edwards John 15/01/1897 By the death of John Edwards which occured on Monday, January 11th, at 5:30 p.m., Deseronto loses one of its best known and repected citizens. Death was not unexpected as during the past two hears he has been in very poor health and several times was at the point of death. He continually suffered from great pain and though very weak, manifested a vitality which was indeed most wonderful. His sufferings during the past two weeks were very great vut he returned consciousness till within a few minutes of his release. In all of his illness he manifested a spirit of Christian resignation which was most exemplary.John Edwards was born at Queenston Co. Cork, Ireland, on April 15th, 1840, and was therefore 56 years of age at the time of his removal. In 1856, when only 16 years of age,, he came to Canada , steeling at amherst Island where he learned sship-biulding under the late David Tait. At the occupation, he worked at Weller’s Bay, Rollin’s Mills, Rednersville, Trenton. In 1864 he came to Deseronto with Messrs. Tait. He has been previously married to Miss Isabella Dunning, of amherst Island and in 1866 he brought his wife to Deseronto where they made their home. His first place of residence was the house now occupied by E. Monaghen;s shop. He afterwards moved to the Fox House opposite the town hall and about 24 years ago to the house on Centre Street which he occupied til the time of his death. He was constantly employed in the Deseronto shipyards, often taking contracts with Geo. Anderson, James Puller and others. His last work in the yard was on the steamer Ocean about two years ago. He was not at that time feeling strong, abvout seven years ago his disease manifesting itself. In fact, he traced back his troubles, cancer of the stomach, 26 years, attributing its origin to a kick from a mule. After leasing the shipyard, he purchased a grocery business which he conducted personally until failing health caused him to desist.Deceased was for 23 years a member of the public school board of Deseronto and performed the duties of that position with zeal and fidelity. He also served for a number of years in municipal affairs. In politics he was a Reformer and in many a campaign did good service for his party. He was a devoted member of the Roman catholic Church. The various clergymen found him a true friend and wise counsellor, both they and the sisters of the religious communities after enjoying the hospitality of his home. To his untiring efforts the errection of the first Roman catholic Church in Deseronto and the purchase of the new cemetery was in a large measure due. Only a few weeks before his death he had the pleasure of driving up to get a view of the new church. In his relations with his fellow men he was always distinguished by integrity of character and thus enjoyed the repsect of the Messr.s Rathbun, his employers, ever holding him in high esteem. By economy and prudence he accumulated a fine propterty. He is survived by his sorrowing wife and the following children: Evan J., Maggie, David, John, George, Theresa and Hannah. William, his eldest son, died about five years ago.

The funeral took place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and was attended by a large concource of people of al creeds and classes being desirous of paying respect. The bearers were: Patrick Hart, John Nolan, Jacob Breault, Alex Smythe, michael Breault and John Marrigan Sr. The long procession made its way to the Church pf St. Vincent de Paul where the usual religious services were conducted by Rev. Father Hogan. The remains were then removed to the vault of the Deseronto Cemetery to be subsequently interred in the new Deseronto Catholic cemetery. The floral tributes were very handsome, including a wreath from M.J. Hynes, a cross from Mr. & Mrs. E.W. Rathbun, cross from James Rennix, bouquet from Mr. & Mrs. F.S. Rathbun etc.

Edwards John 15/11/1897 At Deseronto, on the 11th inst., John Edwards, aged 56 years.
Ellis Emeline 14/05/1897 At Deseronto, on the 7th inst., Emeline, relict of the late John Derrill Ellis, aged 73 years.
Embury Mary Pauline 10/09/1897 At Deseronto, on September 5th, 1897, Mary Pauline, infant daughter of Thomas and Norah Embury, aged 11 months.
Embury Phillip 12/02/1897 District Items: A native of Richmond and at one time town clerk of Napanee, died at Belleville on the 4th inst., aged 73.
Farrel J. 12/02/1897 Larkins: The funeral of J. Farrel whose remains were placed in the roman catholic vault at Erinsville yesterday was well attended by the inhabitants of Larkins.
Ferguson William 04/06/1897 William Ferguson, aged 43, son of John Ferguson, of Marlbank, died recently in Cleveland.
Field Frances Rebecca 22/10/1897 Very Sudden Death: Miss Frankie Field, daughter of Mrs. George Field, Mill Street, died very suddenly yesterday morning. The deceased girl who was 14 on the 4th inst., was sleeping with her mother. Between 2 & 3 in the morning Mrs. Field heard her daughter moaning, and this was followed by a gurgling sound. She spoke and called her, but found that she was unconscious and in a few minutes appeared to be lifeless. Dr. Vandervoort was summoned, but found life was extinct. Miss Frankie was a bright intelligent girl – a pupil in Mr. Luck’s department at the public school. The funeral takes place this morning at St. Mark’s church, where services will be held and thence to the railway station. The casket will be conveyed to Toronto for interment in the family plot in the cemetery at that city. Mrs. Field and family have universal sympathy in this great affliction. Miss Field arrived home from Toronto last evening having been summoned home by the death of her sister. Misser Mary and Lizzie are in Toronto.
Field Frances Rebecca 22/10/1897 Suddenly, at Deseronto, on October 21st, 1897,. Frances Rebecca, daughter of Mrs. George Field, aged 14 tears.
Finkle Henry C. 30/07/1897 Death of Henry C. Finkle: It is with regret we announce the heath of Henry C. Finkle, of Napanee, the sad event having occurred at Workman, Assiniboia, N.W.T., on the 12th iof July. The late H.C. Finkle was born at Napanee in 1864 and for some time previous to his departure for the Northwest, in 1886, was an employ of the Messrs. Rathbun, of Deseronto. The immediate cause of death was diabetes. The funeral took place on the 14th inst., the remains being interred in the Workman cemetery,. The funeral service was preached at the residence of the deceased by Rev. Mr. Myers, Methodist, assisted by Rev. Clipps [?] and McRay. With many friends in Deseronto and vicinity we tender our deep sympathy to the bereaved family in their home of trial.
Finkle Henry C. 30/07/1897 At Workman, Assiniboia, on July 12th, 1897, Henry C. Finkle, aged 33 years.
Fitzmartin Frederick 23/04/1897 Of North Fredericksburg, died of consumption, aged 38 years
Fletcher Mrs. Robert 04/06/1897 Mrs. Robert Fletcher, of Richmond, died in the 23rd inst., aged 84
Flynn Thomas 12/02/1897 Napanee Mills: After a few weeks illness Thomas Flynn died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.C. Granger, aged 92. He came to Canada frm Dublin, Ireland, about 1844, settling in Kingston. Mr. Flynn held many prominent offices. He was a councilman for years and a staunch Reformer. He was well aquainted with the leading politicians of that day, being wel aquainted with the late Sir John A McDonald. He always took an active part in politics. In 1865 he came to Napanee. He was crown land inspector at one time. He was a Provincial lecturer of the Grand Lodge of Good Templors. With powerful tentative memory and great intelligence; he filled the latter office with much credit to the order. Deceased was of a general and hospitable nature and won many friends. Failing eyesight forced him to give up business eight or ten years ago. He retired to the home of his daughter where he resided till his death, Four sons and two daughters are left. One of the sons H.T. Flynn of Toronto, was manager of J.R. Scott’s store in the village for years. Thomas Flynn was an adherent of the Methodist Church and died in the Christian faith.
Foster William 02/07/1897 William Foster, a prominent resided of Cannigton, is dead, aged 66. He was born near Adolphustown and when a child attended the same school with the late Sir John A.. Macdonald.
Freeman Mary Ann 13/08/1897 At Deseronto, on the 11th inst., Mary Ann, infant daughter of John & Julia Freeman, aged 1 year and 30 days.
Gatty Chas. 19/11/1897 Sad Death of an Army Veteran: Telegrams from the west state that Chas. Getty, formerly of Deseronto, was found in a perishing condition near L’ppele, Assiniboia, both his feet were badly frozen. The frost bites were not thought to be serious but owing to his weak condition gangrene set in. He was taken to the general hospital in Winnipeg where he died about three weeks after. Deceased was a pensioner of the Imperial Army and upon drawing his pension he started out to celebrate the event with such sad results. He had only arrived in the territories a few months before. Many readers of The Tribune will member him as he was for some time a night watchman at the Sash & Door factory and was conspicuous for his erect soldier-like bearing. He left Deseronto about 12 years ago next spring.
Gault 29/10/1897 At Deseronto, on October 20th, the infant son of Thomas and Emma Gault.
Geddis Tina Macdonald 03/09/1897 At Deseronto, on September 1st, 1897, Tina Macdonald, wife of William J. Geddis, aged 27 years and 10 months.
Geddis Tina Macdonald 03/09/1897 Death of Mrs. William J. Geddis: It becomes our sad duty to record this week the death of Mrs. William J. Geddis, of Rochester, the 1st of September at the residence of Robert Geddis, Deseronto. About 9 weeks ago the deceased lady had attended a garden party held in connection with a society of a church in Rochester. The evening was damp and it is supposed she contracted a cold. Next morning she complained of feeling uncomfortable and in a few days she was suffering from sciatic rheumatism. She continued to get worse, the pain being most excruciating. The best medical skill in the city, was engaged but all to no purpose, Thinking that a change of climate might be beneficial, she was removed to Deseronto, to the home of R. Geddis. Recovery was not realized. The disease affected her spine and brain and after untold suffering she passed away on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Geddis was the daughter of the late D. M. Robertson of Perth, and was one of 13 children, eleven of whom survive. Her mother came on to Deseronto and was with her during the closing weeks of her illness. The deceased was for five years a most efficient teacher of the Deseronto public school and resigned because of throat trouble. While teaching here, she contracted fever and never after regained her former strength, Two years ago next month she was married and since that time her home was in Rochester. She was in her 28th year. Both in Deseronto and Rochester she proved an earnest Christian worker. Whine in Deseronto, she was a member of the congregation of the Church of the Redeemer, taught a class in Sunday school and was an active and faithful member of the Christian endeavor Society. On Wednesday evening religious services were conducted atthe residence of R. Geddis by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D., a large number of friends being present. At 6:60 Thursday morning the casket was conveyed to the railway station, the following gentlemen acting as bearers: A.G. Bogart, R. Whyte, R.H. Bennett, I. Allum, Jr., G.E. Snider and John Bennett, the funeral arrangements being conducted by undertaker Dalton. The remains, accompanied by the bereaved husband, Mrs. Robertson and R. Geddis, were taken to Perth where at 2:30 p.m. today they will be interred in the cemetery at the place. The Tribune unites with the whole community in extending sympathy to the husband thus sadly bereaved of an estimable companion
Godden Mrs. Rev. Thos(Nee: Blackwood)Margaret H. 31/12/1897 Local Items: Mrs. Godden, wife of the Rev. Thomas Godden, B.A., late of Shannonville, died after a few days illness of pneumonia, yesterday, at Belleville. She was 55 years of age and was the daughter of the late John Blackwood, notary, of Montreal
Godden Margaret H. 31/12/1897 At Belleville, on the 30th inst., Margaret H., wife of Rev. Thomas Godden, aged 55 years.
Gouge Mrs. Melonie 11/06/1897 St Sydenham on June 7th, 1897, Melonie, widow of the late Hubert Gouge, aged 60 years
Gouge Mrs. Melonie 11/06/1897 Obituary: Mrs. Gouge, widow of the late Hubert Gouge, died at her residence, Sydenham, on Monday June 7th, after an illness of only a few days. As she was deservedly held in high esteem by many friends in Eastern Ontario, the news of her death was heard with deep regret. The deceased, whose maiden name was Chelut, was born in Kingston and had reached her 60th year. Her husband died in his native Quebec, in 1865, leaving two children: Chrales D. of the cashier’s department of the Rathbun Co. general offices, Deseronto and Miss Mary who resided with her mother. Her wedded live was spent in Toronto and Quebec, Mr. Gouge being connected with the public service of Canadian government, parliament meeting in those days in both cities. For 30 years she made Sydenham her home and the esteem which she enjoyed was evidenced at the funeral on Wednesday morning, the procession being one of the largest ever seen in Sydenham. The remains weere placed in the vault at Railton, religious services having been conducted by the Rev. Father McWilliams, The principal mourners were:Charles and Mary, her son and daughter; Miss Chalut, her sister, from Quebec, Mrs. F.G. Traversy, of Quebec, Mrs. Luke Doney, on Kingston, and Mr. And Mrs. George Robertson, of Wilmur, a nephew and niece of the deceased. The Tribune unites with Deseronto friends in sympathy for those thus bereaved by the death of a kind and loved mother.
Gracey Mary 16/04/1897 Death of Mrs. Edward Gracey: Mrs. Edward Gracey died at the residence of her brother Councillor John Parnham, Lovering, Matchedash township, Simcoe County, on Thursday, April 8th, ages 52 years. Deceased, who was the daughter of William Parnham, was born in Picton and had left Deseronto last September with her father and mother who had decided to make their home with their son John of Lovering. It will be remembered that her mother died last winter. The subject of this notice was only ill for a week. She was seized with an attack of la grippe which developed into pneumonia and death soon followed. Her husband died eight years ago and she had no children. The funeral took place on Saturrday 10th, the funeral services being conducted at the church in Coldwater by Rev. Mr. Shephard of the Church of England. Notwithstanding the bad roads there was a good attendance. Among others present was Mrs. G.A. Parnham, Deseronto. A brother Albert Parnham of Newton Falls, New York, started to attend the funeral bout was delayed at Cape Vincent bvt the bad crossings and could not make connections to reach Lovering. He came on to Deseronto and leaved to day for Matchedash.
Gracey Mary 16/04/1897 At Lovering, Co. Simcoe, Ontario, April 8th, 1897, Mary, widow of the late Edward Gracey, aged 52 years.
Grant Miss Cordie 12/11/1897 Miss Cordie Grant, daughter of the late William Grant, of Deseronto, died on Sunday in Belleville hospital whither she was sent a few weeks ago suffering from typhoid fever. The remains were conveyed to Deseronto on Monday and placed in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Grant Cordie 12/11/1897 At the hospital, Belleville, on November 7th, 1897, Cordie, daughter of the late William Grant, of Deseronto, aged 18 years and 5 months.
Gray Isabelle 19/03/1897 Daughter of Thomas Gray, of the 8th concession of Tyendinaga ,died on the 9th inst., after two months illness.
Green Isaac Sr. 29/10/1897 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of the late Isaac Green Sr., was on Tuesday last brought to Christ church cemetery for internment. Deceased, who had been for many years in delicate health, at last succumbed to his disease on Sunday morning last at 5 o’clock in his 74th year. As near as can be learned deceased had catarrh of the stomach. The funeral was largely attended , over 40 rigs being in the procession.
Green Isaac Sr. 29/10/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on October 17th, Isaac Green Sr., aged 74 years and 11 months.
Grooms Herbert 17/09/1897 Son of N.B. Grooms, of Richmond, died last week, aged 15.
Gunn John 22/01/1897 Richmond: A well known and respected resident of Richmond, Napanee Road, John Gunn Sr., passed away on the 14th inst., in his 80th year. Deceased was a native of Falkirk, Caithness, North of Scotland, and with his wife came to Kingston about 60 years ago. After a short residence in that city he removed to a farm at Big Creek, North Fredericksburgh and a few years later to the township of Richmond, where he has resided for the past 50 years. Eleven children were born to them, seven of whom are now living: Donald, station agent of the G.T.R. at Belleville; Alexander, baggage master of the G.T., Oshawa and John on the homestead. The daughters are Bell, at home; Barbara, a nurse in Ogdensburg; Jane, a school teacher at Carman, Man. And Maggie (Mrs. Osborne) Napanee, Mrs. Jones, another daughter, died just a month ago at Arden.
Gunn John 29/01/1897 Napanee Road: A lifelong neighbor, passed peacefully away on Thursday last. He was nearly 80 years old and had only been sick a few months.
Haight William G. 04/06/1897 William G. Haight, of Picton, died on May 22nd, aged 64.
Hare John H. 02/07/1897 Northport: The sad news of the death of our esteemed tailor, Mr. Hare, reached here on Monday morning.
Hare John H. 02/07/1897 Death of John Hare: John H. Hare passed peacefully away at 7 o’clock last Sunday evening and a victim to consumption. He has never been very strong since the big fire in Deseronto when he over exerted himself. About January last he went to Northport to pursue his trade as a tailor and caught a cold which could not be shaken off. Towards the end of May he returned to Deseronto and it was evident that the end was rapidly approaching. He sank steadily and death ensued as stated on Sunday evening. Deceased married two years ago last February. Miss Edith Sills, daughter of the late Jacob Sills, of Deseronto, by whom he is survived. The father, mother, sister, and father-in-law of the deceased all died during the past two years. The funeral took place on Tuesday and though rain as falling steadily, large numbers of citizens assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. The brethren of Court Quinte, Canadian Order of Foresters, attended in a body, the deceased being a faithful member of that court. The casket was conveyed to the Methodist church were services were conducted by Rev. G.H. Copeland, after which the remains were removed to the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were, F. Lake, Chas. Wager, J. Fairbairn, J.W. Dougherty, John Carnaham, Edward Cole. The widow has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this trying bereavement.
Hatch Maria A. 26/02/1897 Death of Mrs. Peter Hatch: Mrs. Maria a. Hatch, relict of the late Peter Hatch, died at the residence of her son Wm. Hatch, Main Street, Wednesday morning, February 24th. The deceased lady was one of the oldest residents of Deseronto and the district, having obtained the age of 86 years. Her maiden name was Brady and she was born in England, coming to this country as a young child with her parents, her father, a ship carpenter, bing been sent out by the Imperial Government to assist in the dock yard at Kingston. She lived in Kingston until she was married and then for some time resided in the township of Kingston. About 39 years ago she came to Millpoint and since that time has resided in Deseronto or the adjoining district. As one of the oldest residents she was particularly well posted on the early history of this town, having been well acquainted with the early settlers. Deceased was the mother of 12 children, of whom her son William is the sole survivor. With him she had resided since her marriage receiving his constant care and attention, his wife also being aware of the wants of the aged lady. The deceased was cheerful and contented, having always a smile and kind work for visitors. She was only ill for a week during which time she suffered much pain. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon, a great many being present to pay their respects. Religious services were conducted at the house by Rev. J.H.H. Coleman, after which the remains were conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: I. Scrimshaw, J. Mills, W. Dunning, Alex Smyth, S.B. Clark,. H.W. Morden. The funeral was under the direction of Mr. Dalton.
Hatch Maria A. 28/2/1897 At Deseronto, on February 24th, 1897, Mrs. Maria A. Hatch, relict of the late Peter Hatch, aged 86 years and 7 months.
Hawley Polly 23/07/1897 Polly Hawley , relict of the late Samuel Hawley, of Adolphustown, died last week, aged 80.
Hawley Reuben H. 17/09/1897 Father of Mrs. Bogart, Dundas street, is dying at her residence in Napanee, having been steadily sinking during the past two weeks . He is in his 89th year and had always been a healthy and vigorous man. Few men of this district are better known or more highly respected.
Hawley Reuben H. 17/09/1897 Death of Reuben C. Hawley: On Saturday September 18th, Reuben C. Hawley, of Napanee, passed peacefully away at the age of 89 years, at his residence in Fredericksburg, near Napanee. Deceased was one of the best known men in this part on Ontario and enjoyed the respect of all in the community. He died on the farm on which he was born and where he spent his whole life. His wife, whose maiden name was Chloe Grainger, died about 16 years ago. He had six children – three sons and three daughters. Two sons was dead and the following survive: Mrs. G. H. Williams, Napanee; Mrs. Geo, Lesher, Toronto; Mrs. Bogart, Deseronto; R.G. Hawley on the homestead. He had outlived all the people of his generation in the vicinity. The funeral took place on Sunday and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors.
Hawley Reuben C. 24/09/1897 At Napanee, on September 18th , 1897, Reuben C. Hawley, aged 89 years, 7 months and 18 days.
Hayes John 31/12/1897 Obituary: John Hayes was summoned to Napanee last week by the illness of his father, John Hayes Sr., of that town, who passed away on Christmas morning from heart failure, after an illness of two days. The deceased was held in general respect by all classes. He had reached his 66th year. He is survived by his wife and five children, four sons and a daughter. The funeral took place to Napanee cemetery. The bereaved ave the sympathy of all.
Hayes John 31/12/1897 At Napanee on the 25th inst., John Hayes, aged 66 years.
Head Mrs. Lewis 03/09/1897 Greenpoint: Died on Saturday, August 21st. The funeral took place on the Monday following. Deceased, who was about 65 years of age, is survived by her husband and one daughter.
Hearnes George C. 10/02/1897 Gravel Road: The residents of this place were greatly shocked on hearing of the death of C. Hearnes, which took place at the residence of his son, Deseronto Road. He was in this neighborhood the previous week and looked hale and hearty.
Hearnes George C. 19/02/1897 Death of Geroge C. Hearnes : Geroge C. Hearnes, an old and well known resident of the Bay of Quinte district, died very suddenly on Friday, February 12th. He had been ailing for some time and from kidney trouble but on Friday morning appeared to be in good spirits. About eight o’clock he left the house of his son, James Hearnes, Napanee Rd., with whom he had been staying for the past year, for the purpose of going to the barn for some food for the cattle. Having reached the main road he turned towards the barn when he suddenly fell. He was soon observed by C. Simmons who was following after him, but when he reached him life was extinct, death no doubt bing due to heart failure superinsured by the kidney trouble. Deceased who was 78 years of age, was a native of North Fredericksburg where he was brought up and lived until 1866, when he came to this side of the bay, residing since in Deseronto and Richmond. His wife died eight years ago. He is survived by his James, Napanee Rd., and his daughter, Mrs. James Dafoe, Tyendinaga. The funeral, under the direction of J. Stinton, Deseronto, took peace on Sunday and was numerously attended. Religious services were conducted at the house by Rev. G.H. Copland and the remains were then removed to the Huffman Cemetery. The bearers were: J.L. Ferguson, A.B. Bowen, S.B Mason, Alex Provins, allen Oliver and Robert Pearson.
Hearnes George C. 10/02/1897 At Napanee Rd, Township of Richmond, on February 12th, George C. Hearnes, aged 77 years and 10 months.
Hindhaugh William Jr. 20/08/1897 At his residence, Fifth Street, Oswego, N.Y., on August 13th, 1897, William Hindhaugh, Jr., aged 50 years.
Hindhaugh William Jr. 20/08/1897 Death of William Hindhaugh Jr.: It is with regret we chronicle the death of william Hindhaugh, Jr., who passed away at his residence, Fifth Street, Oswego, N.Y., on Friday August 13th. Death was due to consumption of the throat, from which he had been suffering during the past two years. Deceased was born in New York City, July 3rd, 1847. His father William Hindhaugh, was a resident of New York, was 86 years old on the day of his son’s death. The mother of the deceased, while maiden name was Eveleen Taylor, was born in New York and died when he was only 9 years old. He was a graduate of the College of New York City, taking the degree of B.A. and M.A. from that institution. In the spring of 1869 he came to Oswego and became the representative of the Rathbun Company of that city. In 1871 he was united in marriage with Anne Louise, eldest daughter of the late Hugo B. Rathbun, of Deseronto, by whom he had five children of whom three survive: William Rathbun, Edna Beatrice and Louise Rathbun. He was associated with Charles H. Bond, of Oswego, in the management of the Rathbun Company’s business in the U.S. from 1882 until 1887 when he retired due to ill health. He was methodical, meat and accurate as an accountant and enthusiastic in all his undertakings. He was very fond of reading which was a source of great comfort and pleasure to him in his illness. He possessed a considerable knowledge of chemistry in which he made many interesting experiments. He frequently visited Deseronto and his many friends here remember the cheerfulness of his disposition and the ready wit which distinguishes his conversation. He manifested the greatest patience all through his long illness. The day before his death his sisters Mrs. C. E. Bron and Miss Ada B. Hindhaugh, of New York, and Mrs G.L. Floustall, of Boston and his brother-in-law, E.W. Rathbun, of Deseronto, arrived and were warmly welcomed by the dying man who, suffering less than before, remained conscious until a few hours before death intervened. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at the family residence by Rev. David Wills, J., of Oswego, and Rev. Henry H. Stebbins, of Rochester. Rev. R.J. Craig, E.W. Rathbun and Hugo B. Craig were presented on behalf of relatives in Canada. On Monday morning the remains were conveyed to Auburn, N.Y. and placed beside those of his two children in the Rathbun family plot in Fort Hill Cemetery.
Hose William 09/07/1897 Distressing Accident: William Hose, aged 21, son of Charles Hose, of Deseronto, was the victim of a shocking accident in the east yard of the Belleville station at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He was getting off a freight train which he had boarded when he was struck by the western express which hurled him against the freight train,. The wheels of which passed over him, cutting him to pieces. The funeral took place yesterday. The remains being interred in the Belleville cemetery. His parents have universal sympathy in this great affliction.
Hose William 09/07/1897 Killed at Belleville, on July 7th, 1897, William Hose, aged 21 years.
Hudgins infant 23/07/1897 On Tuesday a sad accident occurred at the house of James Hudgins on the Indian Reserve; his sixteen month old child fell into a butter tub in which there was a few inches of why and was drowned.
Huff Bernice Grant 08/01/1897 At Watertown, on January 1st, 1897, after a few days illness, Bernice Grant, youngest child of William and hannah Huff, formerly of Deseronto, aged 1 year, 1 month and 28 days.
Huff D. 18/06/1897 MacDonald: D. Huff died very suddenly Friday evening with a stroke. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. T. Snowden and was largely attended.
Huff D. 18/06/1897 Gretna: The Rev. Snowden’s last sermon at Bethany on Sunday was the funeral sermon of D. Huff, who died suddenly on Friday last. The funeral cortege passed through Gretna to his last resting place; it was a very large funeral procession
Huffman Mrs. Peter 25/06/1897 Mrs. Peter Huffman, died at Brighton on the 13th; the remains were interred at Napanee. She was in her 86th year.
Hurvid Ruby & Pearl 06/08/1897 At Corbyville, on July 26th, Ruby and on July 29th, Pearl, infant twins daughters of William and Alice Hurvid, of Deseronto.
Joice Mrs. Mary 09/07/1897 At Macdonald, North Fredericksburg, on July 6th, Mrs. Mary Joice, aged 79 years and 3 months.
Kimmerly Andrew D.. 19/02/1897 Obituary: About seven o’clock on Sunday morning February 14th, Andrew D. Kimmerly, an old resident of this district, passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James Post, Thomas Street. The deceased, who was in his 7th year, was born on the Napanee Road, Richmond and has passed the greater part of his life in that township. He was married to Catherine Seeley, of Richmond, by whom he was predeceased about nine years ago. He was only ill from about one week,. He is survived by his two daughters, Mrs. Geroge Richardson and Mrs. James Post, both of Deseronto. The funeral took place on Tuesday forenoon, religious services being conducted at the West End Mission by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D. The remains were then removed to the vault of Deseronto cemetery, The bearers were L Pauil Deans, L. Wrightmyre, R. rusk, John Sager, G. Stanhope and W. Dunning. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Joseph Stainton, undertaker.
Kimmerly Andrew D. 10/02/1897 At Deseronto, on February 14th, 1897, Andrew D. Kimmerly, aged 74 years and 6 months.
Kimmerly Miss Nellie M. 08/10/1897 Obituary: That in the midst of life we are in death was painfully evidenced by the sudden and unexpected death of Miss Nellie M. Kimmerly, daughter of James Kimmerly, Mill Street, who passed away after an illness of 24 hours about 7 o’clock last Sunday morning. The news of her death came with startling surprise to a large circle of friends in this community. On Saturday morning she went to work as usual in the Big Store, but soon complained of being ill. She went home and Dr. Newton was summoned, who found she was suffering from constriction of the bowels and that her case was very serious. As she was of a delicate constitution no hope could be held out, and she passed away, much to the grief of her parents and friends. She was only 20 years of age. The funeral, under the direction of J. Dalton, took place on Tuesday afternoon and was numerously attended. The religious services were conducted at the Methodist church, which was crowded with a large congregation. Rev. G.H. Copeland preached the funeral sermon. The casket was conveyed to the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were John Stokes, Perry Stover, Thomas Hall, Arthur Wannamaker, Thomas Foster and Walter Smith.
Kimmerly Nellie Maud 08/10/1897 At Deseronto, On October 3rd, 1897, Nellie Maud Kimmerly, daughter of James Kimmerly, aged 20 years, 6 months and 5 days.
Kinnear John 03/09/1897 Kingsford: A sad accident occurred on Sunday, by which the eldest son of John Kinnear lost his life. He was hauling water for the cows when he took a fit, fell into the water and was drowned.
Lasher Mrs. S. 1/10/1897 Formerly of Roblin, died on September 26th at Clare Michigan.
Latta John 11/06/1897 District Items: Mrs. Seymore Norton has received the sad news of the death of her brother John Latta who resided in western Canada
Laughton John 22/01/1897 Aged 20, of Richmond, died on the 13th.
Leslie Adam 26/02/1897 Death of a Pioneer: Adam Leslie passed peacefully away at this residence, Thurlow, after a number of years of feeble health about midnight, February 17th. Mr. Leslie was born in the County Down, Ireland, 87 years ago and was married to Mary Gibson of the same place. He came to Canada in 1834 and settled in Tyendinaga, where, undergoing the usual hardships of early settlers, he secured a home for his wife and family. During the Rebellion of 37-38 he did service for his country. He was always a Conservative, but was liberal with those who were politically opposed to his views. In religion, he was a Presbyterian, being the Elder in St. Andrew’s church, Thurlow, which he helped to erect. One daughter died while quite young. His wife died early in the year 1876. Five sons and three daughters survive him. Samuel Leslie, Thurlow; John Leslie, Foxboro; Adam Leslie, Blessington; Robert Leslie, homestead, Thurlow; Eliza, widow of the late Arthur Mather, Tyendinaga; Isabella, widow of the late Wm. Bates, Tyendinaga; and Maria, wife of the Rev. E. Mullen, Toronto. The funeral took place Saturday forenoon from his late residence, Thurlow, to St. Andrew’s, 5th concession, Thurlow – Intelligencer.
Leonard Mrs. Joseph 04/06/1897 Mrs. Joseph Leonard. Of Hartington, died on May 24th, aged 78.
Luffman Eunice 23/04/1897 At Deseronto, on the 19th inst., Eunice, wife of Sebastian Luffman, aged 81 years and 6 months.
Mackey Rev. Michael 24/12/1897 Rev. Michael Mackey – At Belleville, on December 22nd, 1897, Rev. Michael Mackey, aged 84 years. Requiescat in pace.
Mackey Rev. Michael 24/12/1897 Death of Father Mackey: The readers of The Tribune will regret to hear of the death of Rev. Michael Mackey, who passed at his residence, Alexander Street, Belleville, on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd inst. The clergyman, who was a native of Ireland, had reached the advance age of 84 years and had been 49 years in holy order. He received his education at Rejiopolis College, Kingston, and was the first student to attend that institution. He was for very many years priest in charge of the Tyendinaga mission which formerly embraced the town of Deseronto. He was revered by his parishioners and held in high esteem by people of all denominations. Owing to advanced years he resigned his charge and retired from active work a few years ago, and has since made his home in Belleville. A paralytic stroke, received last Friday, caused his death. The funeral takes place on Friday, 24th, leaving Belleville at 8:30 and proceeding to St. Mary’s church, Marysville.
Maloney Annie Mary 30/07/1897 An Early Death: Anne Mary, daughter of Martin Maloney, died on Tuesday of last week, at the early age of fourteen years. She had been ailing for some time and went to the hospital for treatment, but all was in vain and she passed away as stated at her father’s residence. The funeral took place on Saturday, the casket being conveyed to Brewer’s Mills by undertaker J.P. Stinton. After service conducted by Rev,. Father Carey [?] her remains were placed in the family plot at Brewer;’s Mills cemetery. The family have general sympathy in their sad loss.
Maloney Annie Mary 30/07/1897 At Deseronto, on July 22th, 1897, Annie Mary Maloney, daughter of Martin Maloney, aged 14 years, 6 months and 17 days.
Mallory Norris V. 16/07/1897 Death of N.V. Mallory: Norris V. Mallory at one time a resident of Deseronto and leader of the citizens Band died at St. Vincent de Paul hospital, Brockville, on Thursday, 8th inst. The deceased in company with his sons and some others left Brockville on May 18th for Rat Portage. He was successful in securing employment but had not been at work long before he was seized by a violent attack of diarrhoea, followed with typhoid fever. In a very weakened condition Mr. Mallory undertook the journey home to Brockville reaching there on June 27th. The physicians expressed to the surprise that he had not died on the way. He was removed to the hospital but it was found impossible to stay the disease. Mr. Mallory was a member of one of the oldest and most esteemed families in the county of Leeds. He was the second son of the late Nathaniel Mallory, of Escott. The deceased, who had attended the 58th year of his age, married a daughter of the late Thomas Vanston, of Escott, by whom he had four children. Mrs. Mallory and their children survive. The latter are Thomas C. and Clark G. Mallory, of Brockville, and Mrs. Macdonald of Winnipeg. Mr Malory was engaged in the dry goods trade in Escott for a number of years. In disposing of his business, he move to Deseronto and afterwards to Port Perry. About seven years ago, he returned to Brockville where he resided until the time of his death, acting as agent for piano and organ companies.
Maracle Catherine 15/10/1897 At Deseronto, Catherine, daughter of Seth Maracle, aged 1 year and 3 months.
Maracle Mrs. Jno. C. 12/11/1897 Tyendinaga Reserve: The remains of the late Mrs. Jno. C. Maracle were laid to rest at All Saints cemetery yesterday after a short illness of 6 days duration. Inflamation of the lungs was the fatal cause.
Maracle Sophia 12/11/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on November 9th, 1897, Sophia, relict of the late John C. Maracle, aged 76 years.
Maracle Mrs. John C. 12/11/1897 Local Items: Mrs. Maracle, widow of the late John C. Maracle, of Tyendinaga Reserve, passed away on the 9th inst. The funeral took place yesterday forenoon, a very large number of friends being in attendance. Religious services were conducted by Rev. J.F. Fraser at All Saints church. The funeral was under the direction of J. Dolton.
Mark Mary 12/03/1897 (nee Mary Nobs) Death of Mrs. John Mark: Mrs. John Mark, who had been ailing fro the past two years, died at her residence, Slash Rd., on Monday 8th inst. She had been very ill during the past two months and in spite of the best medical skill continued to sink. She retained her faculties until Sunday afternoon, recognizing members of her family and friends up to that time. Deceased whose maiden name was Mary Nobs, had reached her 69th year. She was born in Shropmen, England, and was married at Canning Hall in that country, where also four of her children were born. In 1861 with her husband and family she came to Canada, settling in this district and residing for two nears north of Shannonville. For the past 34 years she resided in Tyendinaga in the vicinity of Deseronto. She is survived by her husband and five children: Wyrley of Deseronto; Albert of Tyendinaga; Mrs. Thomas Moffat of Ulysis, P.A.; Solomon of Salterville, Manitoba and William of Carmen, Manitoba. She was a devoted member of the Church of England. Some time before her death she made arrangements for her funeral and three years ago selected the names of the bearers. The funeral was numerously attended and took place on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. F. Fraser, B.A. of Christ Church, officiating. The bearers were: William Jamieson, Thomas Gault, A.H. McGaughey, F. Donaghue, R. Rayburn and W.G. Egar. The remains were placed in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
Mark Mary 12/03/1897 At Tyendinaga, on March 8TH, 1897, Mary, wife of John Mark, aged 69 years.
Maxwell Alexander 06/08/1897 Death of Alexander Maxwell: The death of Alexander Maxwell occurred on Tuesday August 3rd. Thus Deseronto loses one of its oldest and best known citizens. Deceased had been ailing during the past two months and was compelled to give up work. On Thursday, he as prostrated by a stroke of paralysis and, though for a time conscious, he never rallied, death intervening at 8:45 on Tuesday morning. The deceased, in his 71st year, was a native of Listless Gay, County Down, Ireland. At an early age he came to Canada, settling in Kingston, where he made his home for many years. Thirty years ago, he came to Deseronto to enter the employ of the Messrs. Rathbun and for 28 years he was connected with the Deseronto shipyard. During those years, he enjoyed the respect and confidence of his employers,. Who found him industrious and upright. While in Kingston he married Miss Jean Bruce, of Woodstock, by whom he had six children, five of whom survive him. Mrs. John Perry, of Plainfield, Winconsin, and Thomas, Belle, tilly and Fanny, all at home. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, religious services being conducted at the home of Rev. W. S. McTavish, B.D. The casket was then conveyed to the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: John Jackson, J. Mills, William Saunders, Alex, M. Smythe, A.E. Gracey and D. Bradshaw. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of J. Dalton. The Tribune unites with the community in extending sympathy to the widow and family in their sorrowful bereavement.
Maxwell Alexander 06/08/1897 At Deseronto, on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1897, Alexander Maxwell, aged 71 years.
McCabe Phillip 30/04/1897 Of Hay Bay, died on the 17th, aged 43 years, after a few hours illness.
McCarthy James 12/03/1897 Of Richmond, died on February 26th, aged 82.
McConnell Lillie 09/04/1897 Napanee Mills: Lillie McConnell, daughter of James McConnell, aged 15 years, died of Typhoid fever. As a bright and earnest Christian (Church of England) her heath was cast a gloom over the neighborhood.
McCracken Mrs. Archibald 14/05/1897 Of Roblin, died recently, aged 26.
McCullough Charles 25/06/1897 Fatal Accident: An accident of a most distressing character occurred last Saturday forenoon in the vicinity of the flour mill ruins when a young man, Charles McCullough, was instantly killed. He was employed as a driver on Motor “D” and wishing to get some water to put out a fire on the track, he stooped down while the motor was yet in motion to get the water from the injector o the motor. His head was crushed between the side rod and the bottom of the cab, immediate death being the result. Deceased, who was a fine young fellow much esteemed by his comrades, was only 24 years of age and was the only son of Henry McCullough of the Reserve. He was to have been married in the course of a few weeks. Great regret is felt for the family in this great bereavement. The funeral took place on Monday and was largely attended by friends and neighbors. The remains were interred in the cemetery of Christ Church, after religious services conducted by Rev. A. Grassett Smith.
McCullough Charles 25/06/1897 At Deseronto, on June 19th, 1897s, Charles McCullough, aged 24 years and 9 months.
McCullough Mrs. W. 10/12/1897 Kingsford: It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. W. McCullough who passed away on Saturday, 4th inst. She was beloved and respected by all who knew her. The family have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad affliction.
McDowell Mrs. Samuel 22/01/1897 Tyendinaga: The remains of the late Mrs. Samuel McDowell whose death occurred on the 14th inst., was also deposited on the vault on Saturday last.
McHenry Letha Florence 08/10/1897 At Deseronto, on October 7th, Letha Florence, daughter of Edward McHenry, aged 2 months and 3 days.
McHenry Theressa 12/03/1897 Death of Mrs. Thomas McHenry: The sympathy of the community was evoked this week by the unexpected death of Mrs. McHenry, wife of Thomas. McHenry, Thomas Street. She had recovered from her recent confinement, but was taken seriously ill about 80 days ago and notwithstanding all the efforts of the physician, passed away about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The disease was a brain infection, known as eclampeia. Deceased who was 37 years of age was born near Centreville, and was the daughter of William Garrrett of Camden Township. She was married about 15 years ago and about 10 years ago came to Deseronto with her husband. She was the mother of eight children, seven sons and one daughters. Of these five survive: Charles Stewart, Thomas Franklin, John Joseph, William Edwin and Daniel Vincent. Mrs. McHenry was held in great respect by a large circle of friends in this district and the sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved husband and family in this great affliction. The funeral takes lace from the family residence at 11 a.m. today and the Church of St. Vincent de Paul where religious services will be held, after which the remains will be removed to the vault of Deseronto Cemetery.
McHenry Theressa 12/03/1897 At Deseronto, on March 10th, 1897, Theressa, wife of Thomas McHenry, aged 37 years and 8 months.
McKinstry Sylvia 24/12/1897 At Deseronto, on December 23rd, 1897, Sylvia, daughter of B.W. McKinstry, aged 4 years
McKnight Samuel 03/12/1897 Drowned Near Arden: Last Saturday, youngest son of Robert McKnight, of Olden Township, abut 3 miles from Arden, was drowned in a creek while skating. The boy, who was about 12 years of age, went out for a pale of water and ventured on the ice to skate. The ice broke and he was soon struggling for life. His cries were heard by his father and others of the family. Mr. McKnight made every effort to save him but could not get near enough. The funeral took place on Monday at Mountain Grove. Mr McKnight at one time had charge of a farm on the reserve for the late H.B. Rathbun Sr., and he also managed the Olden Ranch for the late W.C.B. Rathbun. His many Deseronto friends will sympathize with him for this greattrouble.
McPherson Mrs. Peter 09/04/1897 Napanee Mills: Mrs. Peter McPherson died from the effects of cancer. She had suffered for months. She was in her 56th year and was a kind Christian lady.
Miller Alpheus 26/02/1897 At Napanee, on the 22nd inst., Alpheus miller, aged 49 years.
Miller John S., Captain 02/07/1897 Death of Captain Miller: Captain John S. Miller, an old and respected resident of Prescott, died very suddenly on Tuesday morning. He left his home about 6:30 o’clock and walked to his place of business and about 7:00 o’clock he expired. Cause, heart disease. Captain Miller was well and favorably known among the marine fraternity along the St. Lawrence River. He was in the employ of Calvin & Buck, of Kingston, for many years and later in that of the lumbering firm of Wilson and Essell [?], of Port Hope. He leaves a family of four children, all grown up. Deceased was a brother of E.T. Miller and Mrs. S. Anderson of Deseronto. The funeral took place yesterday.
Moon Mrs. 25/06/1897 Mrs. Moon, Thomasburg, died on the 13th inst.
Morden Hester 19/03/1897 Death of Mrs. John P. Morden: Another of the oldest residents of the Bay of Quinte district passed away on Wednesday, March 17th, when Hester, relict of the late John P. Morden, breathed her last at the residence of her son, George Morden, Thomas Street, Deseronto, at the advanced age of eighty-nine years. The deceased lazy was born in the Front of Sidney on January 10th, 1808, and was of United Empire Loyalist stock, being daughter of Lewis and Marian Davis, who lived two miles from the city of Belleville. The greater part of her life was spent in Belleville, as she had resided in that city from her 18th year until about ten years ago she moved to Napanee. For the past three years she had resided with her son George in Deseronto. She was the last for survivor of her father’s family, many of whom were remarkable for their congevity about 9 years ago, it will be remembered, The Tribune gave the combined age of five members of the family alive at that time, their average age being eighty-three years and five months. She was married in 1831, and her husband died in 1866. They had nine children, five sons and four daughters. Of these the following survive: Andrew, in the US; Howard in Winnipeg; George and Edward in Deseronto. Deceased was a healthy and active woman and her fatal illness only lasted a week. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Methodist Church. The funeral took place from her son’s residence on Thursday afternoon. Religious services were conducted at the Methodist church, when Rev. G.H. Copeland officiated and preached an appropriate sermon. The remains were then placed in the vault of Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: Allen smith, William Lowey, J. Chapman, Albert Taylor, S. Warden and J.L. Ferguson.
Morden Hester 19/03/1897 At Deseronto, on March 17th, 1897, Hester, relict of the late John R. Morden, aged 89 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Morden William 03/12/1897 Solmesville: Very much regret was felt here atthe sad deaths of George Cole and William Morden, of Big Island. Their boat was discovered on Monday at Hungry Bay, near Shannonville.
Morden William 03/12/1897 A Sad Drowning Accident: On Wednesday November 24th, George Cole, postmaster. Big Island, and his hired man William Morden, went out duck-hunting, but failed to return the same evening. On the Friday following some decoys, oars, a footboard, and Morden’s cap were picked up at Long Point and on Monday their boat was found floating bottom up in Hungry Bay, east of Mud Creek bridge. There is no doubt the boat was capsized by a wave and the men perished. Morden was a young man, unmarried and an enthusiastic duck hunter. Mr. Cole was a well known farmer, about 38 years of age. He leaves a widow and one child. His mother, aged 80 and a widowed sister and her child resided with him. The untimely death of the two men is greatly deplored.
Mowbray William E. 1/10/1897 Of Richmond, died on the 18th, aged 45
Moxam Jedidiah 05.03.1897 Jedidiah Moxam, an old residence of the Bay Shore, Sophiasburg, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Delong, on February 25th, aged 70. His death was due to a paralytic stroke.
Munroe George 02/04/1897 Tyendinaga: For many years resided on the Reserve, died on Wednesday morning last.
Munroe George 02/04/1897 Local Items: The death of George Munroe, of Shannonville, makes a vacancy in the Tyendinaga council. The late George Munroe was for a time owner of Captain John’s Island, now known as Forester’s Island Park.
Munroe George 02/04/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve, near Shannonville, on March 31 st., 1897, George Munroe, aged 66 years.
Murphy infants 20/08/1897 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Murphy have the sympathy of all in the loss sustained by the death of their little girl, the second of twins, the other – a little boy – having died on September last. By a strange coincidence, the first died on the anniversary of the father’s birthday and the second on that of the mother.
Murphy Mary Marguerite 20/08/1897 At Deseronto, on the 16th inst., Mary Marguerite, daughter of Charles and Annie Murphy, aged 1 year and [?] months.
Murray William 23/07/1897 William Murray, eldest son of the late Ralph Murray of Rossmore and Deseronto, died last week at Shenectady, N.Y., from consumption. The remains were interred in Belleville.
Nafin John 10/09/1897 At Deseronto, on September 5th, 1897, John Nafin, aged 47 years.
Nafin John 10/09/1897 Obituary: John Nafin, who had been ailing during the greater part of the past two years from consumption, died at his residence, Main Street, on Sunday evening, 5th inst., aged 47 years. He was the son of Bartley Nafin, on the 8th concession of Tyendinaga and about 10 years ago came to Deseronto where he since made his home. He married Miss Catherine Nafin by whom he had ten children, of whom six, one boy and five girls, survive. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the remains being conveyed to Read, where, after services conducted in the St. Charles church by Rev. Father McCarthy, they were interred. The bearers were: Thomas fox, T. Bulmer, P. McGuinness, B. Shandraw, P. O’Reilly and M. Candon. The widow and family have general sympathy in their trouble.
Nafin Mary Agnes 20/10/1897 At Deseronto, on October 19th, Mary Agnes, daughter of Mrs. John Naphin, aged 9 months.
Nealon Michael 14/05/1897 Death of Michael Nealon: Michael Nealon, a respected resident of the town, passed away on Sunday evening, 9th inst. His demise was not unexpected as for several months he had been hovering between life and death. It will be remembered that about a year ago he fell from a cart and never fully recovered from the injuries sustained at the time. About nine months ago, epithelicma, or cancer of the tongue, set in and despite all that medical skill could do the disease made steady headway.Deceased was the second youngest son of the late Michael Nealon, known through the district as “Squire” Nealon, of the first concession of Tyendinaga. He married Miss Joanne Black, also of the first concession, by whom he is survived. He also leaves two sons. Michael and David, and one daughter, Mrs. James Gaulin, all residing in Deseronto. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was attended by friends and relatives from all parts of the district. The casket was removed to St. Mary’s church, Marysville, where, after services conducted by Rev. Father Quinn, the remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery. The bearers were: Patrick Hart, John Nolan, Bartley Drisoll, James S. Meagher, John Joyce and Archibald Thompson. The bereaved family have general sympathy of their great affliction.
Nealon Michael 14/05/1897 At Deseronto, On May 9th, 1897, Michael Nealon, aged 58 years, 1 month and 7 days.
O=Leary Mrs. Timothy 29/01/1897 Obituary: Mrs. Timothy O’Leary, one of the fisrt settlers of Tyendinaga, died Thursday, January 21st at Lonsdale. Deceased was among those who in 1837 immigrated from Ireland to this country. After her marriage she settled down with her husband on the 6th concession near where St. Charles’s Church stands now. In 1870, with her husband and family, she removed to Hastings, where she lived will heath carried off her husband; since then she has lived near Lonsdale with her daughter, Mrs. W.F. McCullough. Up to within two days of her death there were no symptoms of illness. But old age was at work, and on Thursday she peacefully passed away. Her remains were taken to Hastings and from there to the R.C. Cemetery, Warkworth, where she was buried beside he remains of her husband. She leaved a family of five children, John & Jan of Hastings; Mrs. W.F. McCullough, Lonsdale; Mrs. McGuiness and Mrs. McGillen of Chicago.
O= Ray Mrs. Ellen 21/05/1897 Formerly of Richmond township, died at Bettle Creek, Michigan, aged 79.
Osborne Ernest W. 09/04/1897 At Penetanguichene, on March 27th, Ernest W. Osborne, aged 23 years, brother of H.A. Osborne, of Deseronto.
Osborne Ernest W. 09/04/1897 At Rest: The Penetanguishene Herald pays a fine tribute to the memory of Ernest W. Osborne, aged 21, son of A.G. Osborne, and a brother to H.A. Osborne, of Deseronto. He passed away on February 27th, the whose community being shocked at the sudden termination of a promising bright life. A Short time before he died he sang with a loud, clear voice his favorite song, “We’ll never say goodbye in Heaven”, and after prayerfully pleading with all in the room to prepare for the momentous went which comes to all, he kissed them goodbye and in a few moments passed away. He was superintendent of the Sunday school and all classes and creeds untied in paying the last tribute of respect to his memory.
Osborne Glorain 05/11/1897 Greenpoint: On Monday there took place the funeral of Mrs. Glorain Osborne, one of our oldest residents, who had attended her 87th year. Services were conducted at the Mount Carmel church by Rev. Mr. Sing, after which the remains were removed to the Foster burial ground for interment.
Palmateer Lucy Ann 18/06/1897 At Deseronto, on June 10th, 1897, Lucy Ann, beloved wife of Albert W. Palmateer, aged 48 years.
Palmateer Lucy Ann 10/06/1897 Death of Mrs. Albert W. Palmateer: Mrs. Palmateer, wife of Albert W. Palmateer, passed away on Monday evening, 14inst. She had been ailing for only four or five weeks. At first it was thought she was suffering from indigestion, but the medical men subsequently concluded that there was an internal tumor. It was decided to remove this on Monday, 7th inst. The tumor was revealed to be of a malignant cancerous character and that recovery was impossible. She bore this illness with great resignation; she suffered little pain. On the day of her death she endeavored to join with friends in singing a favorite hymn. The deceased lady was born at South Bay, South Marysburgh, on December 4th, 1849, the daughter of William & Jane Loney, of that place. On April 6th, 1818 [ dates transposed?] she was married. Two children were the result of the union, Mrs. James A Whattam, of Milford and Harvey R., who with her husband survive. She had been for eleven years a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral took place on Tuesday. Religious services were conducted at the house by Rev. G.H. Copeland, pastor of the Methodist church. The remains were then taken to Picton and placed in the vault of the Glenwood cemetery. The bearers were: R. Burns, J.A. Bradshaw, D. Cook, David Bradshaw, James Wight and Jacob Borden. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of all in this great bereavement.
Parnham Susan 08/01/1897 Readers of The Tribune will regret to hear of the death of Mrs. William Parnham, for about 35 years a resident of Deseronto. In September, she and her husband went to visit their son, John, who, as well as his brother William, reside in Machedash Township (about six miles from Coldwater). On Monday, December 28th Mrs. Parnham was stricken with paralysis and remained in an unconscious condition until her death on Saturday, 22nd inst.. Her son Councillor Parnham, of Deseronto, arrived some days before but she sis not recognize him. Deceased whose maiden name was Earle, was born in the united States. She was a member of the Church of England and held in great respect by a great many friends. She is survived by her aged partner, who is 84 years of age but a very active for am n of his years, also by four sons, Albert of Newton falls, N.Y., Wm. Geroge and John and one daughter Mrs. Edward Gracey. The remains were interred in her son’s plot in the cemetery of Coldwater. Rev. Mr .Sheperd, of the Church of England, officiated and a great number attended the funeral. Councillor Parnham says that the people of the vicinity extended great kindness and sympathy. Her son Albert, owing to distance, could not reach Coldwater in time for the funeral.
Parnham Susan 08/01/1897 At the Township of Machedash, Simco Co., on January 2nd, 1897, Susan, wife of William Parnham, formerly of Deseronto, aged 77 years.
Payne Mrs. Herbert(Nellie) 16/07/1897 Sudden Death: On Sunday last Mrs. Herbert Payne, of Hillier, was taken suddenly ill about eight o’clock in the morning. She expired between two and three in the afternoon. Death is supposed to have been caused by the excessive heat. Deceased whose maiden name was Nellie Carrolton, was thirty-two years of age. She was the second cousin of Mr. & Mrs. G.A. Grant of Deseronto. M. grant attended the funeral on Tuesday.
Pellet Mrs. Sarah 15/10/1897 Of West Lake, died on the 3rd inst., aged 92
Peterson Mrs. William(Lydia M) 10/12/1897 Obituary: Mrs. Paterson, wife of William Peterson, formerly of Oswego, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A.D. Smith, 513 W. Congress Street, Chicago, on November 5th, aged 52 years. The remains were interred in the Forest cemetery near that city. Deceased was a daughter of Richard Garrison, of Prince Edward County and a niece of R. M. Cronk, of Deseronto. It will be remembered that she spent a few months visiting friends in this district about four years ago. At that time she spent a month in Deseronto. Friends in this district will regret to hear of her death.
Peterson Lydia M. 10/12/1897 At Chicago, Ill., on November 5th, Lydia M., wife of William Peterson, aged 52 years
Phillips Daisy 19/03/1897 Daughter of William Phillips, 3rd concession of Tyendinaga, died last Saturday. The young lady was seventeen years of age and a general favorite.
Pin Mary 10/09/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on September 6th, 1897, Mary, daughter of Samual Pin, aged 9 months.
Pringle Michael 15/1/1897 A Respected resident of Richmond, died on Monday, aged 51 years.
Pringle A.N. 05/03/1897 A leading citizen of Belleville, died last Saturday, aged 78. He was born at Hay Bay, south Fredericksburgh but had lived in Belleville for 50 years.
Pringle Ethel May 19/03/1897 Death of Miss Pringle of Napanee : The Express thus refers to the death of Miss Pringle, of Napanee, a sister of James Pringle of the Big Store, Deseronto. AAfter a lingering illness about two years duration Ethel May, eldest daughter of Mrs. S.W. Pringle, passed away on Friday morning of last week. Deceased was 22 years and 10 months old and much esteemed by her circle of acquaintances. She was a handsome young lady and greatly beloved for her many enduring qualities. About two years ago she contracted consumption and all through her long illness exhibited great patience and fortitude. Besides the sorrowing parents, two brothers, Frank & James, and one sister Nettie, are left to mourn her untimely death. The funeral took place on Sunday to the Napanee Cemetery, the large concource which followed her remains to her last resting place testifying to the esteem in which she wad held by all. The following young ladies acted as pall bearers: Libbie Edwards, Mary Briggs, Minnie Grieve, Blanche Griece, M. Johnston and Hypetia Fox. The Rev. McDiaimia conducted the services.
Powles Jemima 08/01/1897 (nee Miss Jemima Pearce) whose death occurred on January 1st was a native of Collingwood, but for a number of years was a school teacher on the Reserve. Her heath has cast a gloom over the community. The deceased took a deep interest in church work, and much of the success of the Sunday School was due to her untiring labor for the good cause.
Powles Mary 26/02/1897 Death of Mrs. Brant Powles: Mrs. Brant Powles died at her residence on the reserve on Friday, February 19th, at the advanced age of 85 years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Loft, was the last surviving member of a family of five sisters and two brothers. Her eldest sister was the klate Mrs. Peter Martin, of the Grand River reservation, mother of Dr.Oronhyatekha and the late Jesse Martin. The next eldest was the late Mrs. Elizabeth Powles, who, it will be remembered, owned the land west of mill St. to Brant St., Deseronto, previous to its surrender by the Mohawk Band. Her two younger sisters were the late Mrs. John Brant and the late Mrs. Catherine Hill. Her two brothers were the late Chiefs John and Alexander Loft, both of the Reserve. She was twice married, her first husband being Abram Maracle, by whom she had two children, the late Abram Maracle and George Maracle, now constable for the Reserve. By her second husband, Brant Powles, she had six children: Jacob, Jemima – now Mrs. S. Stennada of Syracuse, N.Y. – David, Joseph, the late Seth Powles, and Eliza, who married Joseph Picord some 25 years ago. Mr. And Mrs. Picord have, since their marriage, resided with Mrs. Powles, and by their united labor made for themselves a comfortable home. Mrs. Powles, like all the old residents of this district, endured very many hardships in bringing up such a large family of children. However, she was possessed of a healthy and vigorous constitution. She had clear judgment and retained a wonderful memory to the last. Some time since, realizing that her remaining days were few in number ,she wth the needle, made her own shroud. During her illness she was patient and resigned to the will of god, expressing her faith in the Savior to Rev. W.S. McTavish, by whom she was frequently visited. During her illness she received care and attention from Mr. & Mrs. Picord, for whose great kindness she was grateful. The funeral took place on Sunday, a large number of relations and neighbors being in attendance. Religious services were conducted by Rev. J.F. Fraser, who preached the sermon from Luke, Xvi, 19. The remains were then removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. The funeral was under the direction of Mr. Dalton and the bearers were: Isaac P. Brant, J.B. Brant, Wm. Joyce, Alva smith, John Harvey and James McFarlene.
Powles Mary 26/02/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on February 19th, 1897, Mary, relict of the late Brant Powles, aged 85 years.
Rathbun Herbert Burt 09/04/1897 At his residence, bridge Street, Belleville, on April 4th, 1897, Herbert Burt Rathbun, aged 35 years and 7 months.
Rathbun Herbert Burt 09/04/1897 Death of Herbert B. Rathbun: Herbert B. Rathbun passed away at his Bridge Street, Belleville, on Sunday, April 4th. The sad news quickly conveyed to Deseronto where, though long anticipated, it was heard in general regret. Deceased, was born in Deseronto on September 5th, 1861, and was the son of the late Hugo Berghardt and Louise Rathbun. After attending school in New York city where his parents were accustomed to spend the winter months he took a course at Queen;’s College where he graduated as B.A. in 1883. On his return home from college he entered upon duty in the business of the Rathbun Company, supervising what is known as the yard department until failing health forced him to relinquish the work. About four years ago he began to suffer from a bronchial infection. Before that time he possessed a very robust constitution and during his college course excelled at football and other athletic sports. He was very fond of music, at concerts a rich voice and as a vocalist frequently assisted at concerts and social events. The disease made constant advance and a change of climate being advised he went to florida, and subsequently to Colorado and California where he remained for a long period without any decided benefit. Returning to Canada he made his home in Belleville. The disease which he developed into consumption made steady progress and he grew very weak. It was obvious last autumn that the end was approaching but he rallied time and again with wonderful vitality. During his illness Dr. Gibson did all that medical skill could suggest to sustain life and was ably assisted by Miss Agnes Kay the nurse, while Mrs. Rathbun was ever at his side and most assiduous in her loving ministrations. He retained his faculties until the morning of the disease and gently passed away about one o’clock in the afternoon.Mr. Rathbun was a director of the Rathbun Company, Bay of Quinte Railway Company, Deseronto Navigation Company, etc. He was also for 5 years deputy-reeve of Deseronto and member of the county council. On February 12th, 1884, he married Miss Agnes Bell, daughter of john Bell, Q.C., of Belleville, by whom and there children: one daughter and two sons – he is survived.The funeral took place on Friday afternoon. There was a large attendance of the citizens of Belleville and Deseronto. A special car attached to the G.T.R. mixed train and containing many leading citizens and representatives of the various departments of the Rathbun company went up in the morning from Deseronto. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. M. W. McLean, M.A., pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church, Belleville, whose faithful ministrations had been a great source of comfort to the deceased during his long illness. The chief mourners were E.W. Rathbun & F.S. Rathbun, brothers of the deceased, E. Walter Rathbun Rathbun, H. McMurrich Rathbun, Hugo B. Craig, F.W. Powell, H.B. Sherwood, R.J. Bell and Robert Lazier. J. Bell Q.C. was on account of illness not able to attend the funeral. The bearers were: R. Rathbun, G.W. Wright, H. McGaughey, William Irvine, A.A. Richardson and William Mitchell, all heads of departments of the Rathbun company, Deseronto. Among other persons present were Judge Wilkinson, Napanee; F.J. Rogers, Peterborough; W. B. McMurrich, toronto; R.C. Carter, Kingston; Dr. Newton, Deseronto; W.R. Aylsworth, belleville; G.H.M. Baker, Lindsay; A. Chadwick, kingston etc. The floral tributes were numerous and very handsome. The remains were interred in the Belleville cemetery.
Ray Anna B. 17/09/1897 Melrose: Miss Anna B. Ray, eldest daughter of Jas. Ray, died yesterday morning at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Wood of Belleville. About three weeks ago while visiting friends in Belleville she was taken ill with typhoid fever and though receiving the best medical attention she succumbed to the disease as above stated. The remains were removed home last evening the funeral taking place today. The services were held in the Methodist church here, Rev. Mr. Sexsmith, officiating, Thei interment took place in Shannonville cemetery. She was 26 years old.
Reddy Catherine H. 03/12/1897 At Deseronto, on November 28th, Catherine H., infant daughter of Charles Reddy.
Reynolds Harry 29/10/1897 At Deseronto, on October 28th, 1897, Harry, son of Willoughby and Alma Reynolds, aged 1 year and 7 months.
Robertson James 09/04/1897 Death of James Robertson: One of Tyendinaga’s oldest and most respected residents passed away Sunday, April 4th, in the person of James Robertson at the residence of his son, Donald, in the 3rd concession. Deceased was born in Perthshire, Scotland, 87 years ago, and came to this country when 17 years of age. He was a stone mason by trade. His wife died several years ago. Four daughters and two sons survive him. He was a Presbyterian and a staunch Conservative. His funeral took place on Tuesday – Intelligencer.
Rogers Frank J. 24/09/1897 At Peterborough, on September 20th, 1897, Frank J. Rogers, manager of the Bank of Montreal of Peterborough, in the 45th year of his age.
Rogers Frank J. 24/09/1897 Death of F.J. Rogers: It was with great surprise and regret that Deseronto heard on Tuesday last of the death of F.J. Rogers, manager of the Bank of Montreal in Peterborough. His illness was of only 10 days duration. On Sunday, 12th inst., Mr. Rogers, who found cycling a healthy exercise, had wheeled from Peterborough to Belleville. After his arrival there, he was seized with abdominal pains, to which he has for some time been subject. On Monday he took the 5 o’clock train to Peterborough. His family physician was called in, but he continued to grow worse, and it was decided that an operation was necessary. The patient would not consent until Monday and on that day was removed to Nicholls= hospital. Drs. Bancher and Halliday found that the conditions forbade recovery and though the patient rallied briefly, death closed in at 9|:10 p.m. the same day. The cause of death was intestinal obstruction of the bowels.Mr. Rogers was 45 years of age and a native of England. His father , Rev. E.J. Rogers, M.A., was Rector of Lymington and died 2 months ago at 82 years of age. When a young man, Frank came to Canada and entered the service of the Bank of Montreal and was successfully stationed at Newcastle, N.B., Belleville, Kingston, Hamilton, Almonte, Deseronto and Peterborough. At Hamilton he was acting manager for a period and he became manager of the Almonte agency. From Almonte he came to Deseronto to fulfill the position of the first manager of the branch here. Twenty years ago he was married to Miss Read, daughter of the late Samuel Read, manager of the Bank of Montreal at Brantford, by whom and six children – five daughters and one son he is mourned.While in Deseronto, Mr. Rogers was church warden of St. Mark’s and was a liberal supporter of all the enterprises of the congregation. He took a great interest in cricket and other athletic sports. He was genial, affable, and ever ready to give active assistance in all movements for the advancement of public interest. By his superiors in the Bank of Montreal he was regarded as a faithful and competent official. The remains were conveyed to Kingston, where they were yesterday placed in the Cataraqui cemetery.
Rogers Richard 24/09/1897 At Hensel, North Dakota, on September 14th, 1897, Richard Rogers, son of Francis Rogers, of Deseronto, aged 42 years.
Rogers Richard 24/09/1897 Death of Richard Rogers: The sad news was received during the week of the death of richard Rogers, formerly of Deseronto, who passes away at his home near Hensel, north Dakota, on Tuesday 14th inst. He had been ill only two weeks with typhoid fever. Deceased, who was a son of Francis Rogers, of Deseronto, and had reached the age of forty-two, was born at Buffalo, N.Y., and came with his father to Deseronto. About 18 years ago, he left for the west and took up a farm at Hensel, near Pembina and was succeeding admirably. About a year ago his wife, a Miss Carmichael, of Emerson, Manitoba, died, leaving three little boys who still survive. It was his dying word that his people in Deseronto should take care of these children. He was a member of the Methodist church and the order of Independent Foresters. The remains were interred beside those of his wife in the cemetery at Emerson. On Tuesday night his brother William left Deseronto to settle the affairs of the deceased and bring the children to Deseronto
Rook Richard 04/06/1897 Richard Rook, of Newburg, died on Friday last of paralysis; he has been a cripple for years never being able to stand on his feet. He drove a dog attached to a cart. Deceased was about 72 years of age, was a watch-maker by trade and had considerable money. His family resided in Napanee Mills for years.
Ryckman Daniel C. 25/06/1897 Daniel C. Ryckamn, an old resident of Salmon Point died not long since.
Sager Anne Elizabeth 20/08/1897 At Deseronto, on August 16th, 1897, Annie Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas Sager, aged 27 years, 7 months and 16 days.
Sager Anne Elizabeth(nee: Smith) 20/08/1897 Obituary: Mrs. Nicholas Sager passed away on Monday much to the grief and surprise of many friends. She had been ailing for about four weeks and two weeks ago was taken seriously ill. Typhoid fever followed with complications and her weak system could not resist. She leaves a husband and three little children, tow boys and a girl, to mourn their loss. Her maiden name was Anne Elizabeth Smith and she was the daughter of Mrs. William Wright, of this town by her first husband Benjamin Smith. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was one of the largest in Deseronto for some time. The deceased was a member of Deseronto Council of Chosen Friends and of the Star of Ulster Lodge of Lady True Blues, and the members of both organizations attended. The members of Victoria Lodge, Prentice Boys, of which Mr. Sager is a member also were present and made a fine appearance. Rev. D.W. Best conducted the services at the house. At the grave the service prescribed by the Chosen Friends ritual was said. The pretty casket was covered with floral offerings. The bearers were: Mesdames Norton, Paul and Druce, and Miss Annie Davis, Nettie Stephens and Dressie [?] Howard, members of Deseronto Council of Chosen Friends. J.P. Stainton was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Sager Maud May 22/10/1897 Local Items: Nicholas Sager had the sympathy of the community in the bereavement he has sustained by the death of his little daughter. The affliction is doubly sore, coming so soon after the death of his wife.
Sager Maud May 22/10/1897 At Deseronto on the 17th, inst., Maud May, daughter of Nicholas Sager, aged 5 years, 6 months and 14 days.
Schemerhorn Hester 01/10/1897 Hester Schemerhorn, aged 72, who resided with her brother Marshall in Richmond, died on Monday evening from paralysis.
See Mary 19/02/1897 Death of an Aged Resident of the District: Mrs. Mary See, relict of the late Samuel See, on of the pioneers of the district, died at the resdience of her daughter, Mr. Thomas Brown, corner of Mill and Dundas streets, Deseronto, on Tuesday, 16th inst.. Deceased whose maiden name was Makram, was a native of St. Eves, england. Coming to Canada she remained for a short time at Napanee and about 58 years ago settled in Hungerford. Five years later she and her husband moved to Leinster, 8th ocncession of richmond, where she had since resided until about 5 months ago when she came to stay with her daughter. Her husband died in 1854. Although she had reached the advanced age of 88 years, she was a remarkably active and well preserved woman. She is survived by one son and two daughters: John, who resides in Dakota, Mrs. Thomas Brown, of Deseronto, and Mrs. Alva Hagard of Grassmere, Michigan. She was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral took place yesterday. Religious services were conducted by Rev. G.H. Copland, after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery.
See Mary 10/02/1897 At Deseronto, on February 16th, 1897, Mary See, relict of the late Samuel See, aged 88 years, 1 month and 19 days.
Shae David 27/08/1897 David Shae, an old resident of Tyendinaga, residing near Read, was sent to the House of Providence, Kingston, on Thursday of last week. He died on Wednesday morning and his funeral takes place today at Read. He was about 85 years of age; his wife died some years ago. He was at one time a man of great physical strength and many tales are still told of the wonderful feats he performed.
Shelly Sarah Isabella 12/11/1897 At the residence of her grandfather, John shelly, Melrose, on Sunday, November 7th, Sarah Isabella Shelly, aged 19 years, 9 months and 6 days.
Shortt John 17/09/1897 Greenpoint: John Short, one of the oldest residents of this section, passed away on Saturday evening, September 4th, in his 84 year.
Shortts-Marshall Addie 16/04/1897 Marshall Shortts Addie – Weeks without Food – Clayton, N.Y., April 9th. Mrs. Addie Shortts- Marshall, of this place, aged seventeen, Tuesday, vomited up a substance known as fungus of the stomach, five inches in length and one inch thick, which bore a decided resemblance to a lizard. She has had stomach trouble during the past two years and could obtain no relief from medical treatment. Since March 18th she had taken no solid food. Tuesday night she died. Addie Shortts-Marshall was the daughter of Rev. W. Shortts who died last fall. She was born in Deseronto, Ontario, June 23rd, 1880 and was married to George C. Marshall November 16th, 1895. They resided in the village about two months. Her mother was a sister of Dr. Cole, Alexandria boy. She had lots of friends at Grindstone Island, Alexandria Bay and Gananoque, where she formerly resided.
Sills Mrs. W.R. 22/01/1897 Aged 20, of Richmond, died on the 14th.
Sills Arnold E. 12/03/1897 Arnold Sills Killed: Arnold Sills, formerly of Deseronto, was killed on Tuesday last while coupling cars at Killaloe, on the line of the Ottawa and Parry Sound Railway. Deceased, who was about 26 years of age, was well known here having spent his boyhood days in Deseronto. He was the son of G.P. sills, for many years a foreman in the Cedar Mill yard, who now resides in Ottawa. It appears that he had recently entered upon the duties of a brakeman. The sad intelligence was heard with regret by former friends here and all will unite with The Tribune in extending sympathy to the parents in their sore bereavement.
Sills Arnold E. 19/03/1897 The Late Arnold E. Sills: Arnold Sills, the victim of a fatal accident at Killaloe, was the eldest son of G.P. Sills of Deseronto. The accident occurred on Monday, March 8th, at Killaloe Station, on the Ottawa and Parry Sound Railway, about 93 miles northwest of Ottawa. The young man was employed as a brakeman on the railway and although only a short time on the road had made himself with all with whom he came in contact. It appears that he has thrown a switch and stepped between the cars to uncouple them. The pin did not come out as easily as usual and while working with it and at the same time keeping pace with the moving train, he unwillingly stepped into the angle of a grog, was knocked down and killed instantly. He was 28 years of age. After leaving Deseronto it will be remembered he went west to Colorado where he spent a few years. The remains were removed to Ottawa. The Free Press states that “the funeral of the late Arnold Escuit Sills, who was killed at Killaloe….took place Wednesday afternoon, a large number of friends being in attendance. The cortege proceeded from the family residence on Albert Street to Christ Church, where services was conducted by Archdeacon Launder, assisted by Rev. Mr. Loucks, and Internment was made at Beechwood. The family of the deceased have much sympathy in their sore bereavement, and to a favorite cousin of the young man, Mrs. John allen,. Is extended family words. He was of a sympathetic, loving nature, always endeavoring to make life easier for all he came in contact with. The ladies of the Christ Church Dorad Society sent a beautiful floral cross in token of their condolence with Mrs. Sills who is a member of the society.”
Sills Arnold E. 19/03/1897 Accidently killed on the Ottawa. and Parry Sound Railway near Killaloe, Monday, March 8th, 1897, Arnold Escuit Sills, eldest son of George P. and Myra Sills, of Ottawa, aged 28 years.
Simpkins Elizabeth 13/08/1897 Obituary: Relict of the late James Simpkins, died on Thursday, 5th inst., at Melrose, at the age of 57 years. About a month before death she fell and received quite a serious blow on the head. As a result tumors formed on the brain and these were the ultimate cause of death. The deceased lady was very highly respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was ever generous and possessed more than average intellectual ability. She was a zealous worker in the Methodist church of which she was a worthy member. The following members of the family survive: Gideon, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Edward and Sydney of the homestead; Chad F. of Canifton; Mrs Buckminster, of Watertown, N.Y.; and Mrs. Haight of Melrose. The funeral took place on Saturday and was numerously attended. The devotional services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Sexsmith.
Slaven Rose 31/12/1897 Death of an Aged Lady: R. Slaven was summoned to Sydenham last Saturday by the death of his mother, Mrs. Slaven, relict of the late James Slaven, the sad event having occurred on the evening of the 24th. The deceased lady was probably the oldest resident of Loughboro township, having reached he 90th year. She was a native of Tyrone county, Ireland. She is survived by six of her seven children. The remains were interred at the Railton cemetery on Sunday.
Slaven Rose 31/12/1897 At Sydenham, on the 24th inst., Rose, relict of the late James Slaven, aged 90 years.
Smart 12/11/1897 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on the 5th inst., the infant child of Peter Smart, aged 6 months.
Smart Mrs. Isaac 03/12/1897 Mrs. Isaac Smart, of the Reserve, died on Monday. The funeral took place on Wednesday.
Smith Edward 17/09/1897 The unfortunate man Edward Smith, who was killed at Trenton last week was a nephew of James Wright, of this town.
Smythe Myrtle Beatrice 16/04/1897 An Early Death: Mr. & Mrs. Alex Smythe, Edmund Street, have the sympathy of the whole community in the death of their youngest child Myrtle Beatrice, who died on Tuesday, April 13th, aged 11 years. She was only ill eight days, the disease beng meningitis. Myrtle was a bright intelligent child and a general favorite with young and old. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon and a very large number of friends of the afflicted family assembled on the sad occasion. Religious services were conducted by Rev. W.S. McTavish, B.D. and the casket was then conveyed to the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were Masters Jack Elliot, William Cole, John Bairds, Walter McMaster, Hugh McKee and Harty Morden. Floral tributes were numerous, including beautiful wreaths sent by Miss Stoddart;s Sunday School class and the pupils of Miss McMullen’s department of the public school.
Smythe Myrtle Beatrice 16/04/1897 At Deseronto on the 13th inst., Myrtle Beatrice, aged 11 years, daughter of Alex Smythe, Edmund Street.
Sprague Smith 12/03/1897 One of the pioneers of Tyendinaga, died on the 1st, inst., aged 84. He was born near Northport and lived in Tyendinaga since he was 18. He leaves a family of four daughters and one son.
Sprague Smith 12/03/1897 The Death of Smith Sprague: Died at his residence near Shannonville, about midnight, February 28th, after a short illness, Mr. Smith sprague, at the advanced age of 84 years and 9 months. Deceased was born in the county of Prince Edward, his ancestors being United Empire Loyalist. He settled over 50 years ago upon the farm where he had lived ever since, when that part of the country was almost an unbroken wilderness. By a life of industry he had accumulated considerable wealth. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and by his kind and cheerful disposition had endured himself to all who knew him. In politics he was a life long Conservative and extremely loyal to British connection. His remains were interred at Shannonville beside his wife, Hannah Ogden, who died 8 years ago. He leaves one son, S.G. Sprague, at the homestead and four daughters: Mrs. Thompson, Lethbridge Alberta, N.W.T.; Mrs. John Boldrick, 1st Concession Tyendinaga; Mrs. Campbell and Miss Amanda who reside at home.
Spencer Mrs. Abigail 04/06/1897 Mrs. Abigail Spencer, of Bloomfield, died last week.
Stein Mrs. Paul 07/05/1897 Of Denbeigh, died recently, leaving a husband and three children to mourn her loss.
Stewart William James Burnfield 21/05/1897 At Summerstown, Ontario, on May 15th, 1897, William James Burnfield, son of john Stewart, Grand Trunk Railway station member, aged 11 years, 10 months and 7 days.
Stoddart Elizabeth 09/04/1897 Obituary: William Stoddart, of the Bog Store received intelligence last Saturday of the death of his mother, occurred on March 19th at Tranent, Scotland, where she was visiting her son Walter. Deceased whose maiden name was Elizabeth Thompson was 84 years of age. Her husband died in 1869. She was the mother of 13 children, eight sons and five daughters, all of whom were living. Of these there are in Canada, William of Deseronto and James of Toronto; one son John lives in Nevada, two daughters reside in Australia and one in New Zealand. The other members of the family are in Scotland.
Stoddart Elizabeth 09/04/1897 At Tranent, Scotland, on March 19th, 1897, Elizabeth, relict of the late James Stoddart, of Stowe, Scotland, aged 84 years, mother of William Stoddart of Deseronto.
Stout Percy 04/06/1897 Percy Stout son of John Stout, of Ivanhoe, died recently aged 19 years.
Swails Benjamin 07/05/1897 Of Roblin, died very suddenly on Monday night. He was an Englishman by birth and had lived in this country for 25 years.
Teskey Amos 23/04/1897 Teskey, Amos – An Afflicted Family – The Belleville Intelligencer of Tuesday says A The Family of John Teskey, 7th con. of Tyendinaga, is sorely afflicted just at present and from present indications it looks as though very few of his children would be spared. Less than a week ago Amos, aged ten years, the youngest son was attacked with diptheria and he died at 4 o’clock this morning…..Mr. Teskey was obliged to prepare his own son for burial.
Thompson Mrs. Frank 25/06/1897 Mrs. Frank Thompson, aged 60, died at Mallorytown.
Thompson Mrs. Levi 19/03/1897 Of Roblin, died on the 5th, aged 74
Todd John Anderson 15/10/1897 John Anderson Todd, formerly of the 5th concession of Tyendinaga, died at the residence of his daughter in Belleville last Saturday, aged 74. He was a native of Perthshire and came to this country 40 years ago. He was an elder at St. Andrew’s church, Thurlow and took an active part in educational matters.
VanSlyck Mrs. B.B. 02/07/1897 Mrs. B.B. Vanslyck, of Morven died last Friday, aged 57.
Wagar Marshall R. 17/09/1897 Of Richmond township, died last week. He has reached his 65 year.
Wallbridge Mrs. Shelly 12/03/1897 The widow of the late Shelly Wallbridge, of Ameliasburg, died on the 3rd inst., aged 82. She was the mother of Mrs. Thomas Demil of Northport.
Walsh John 24/09/1897 Death of John Walsh: John Walsh, one of the best known residents of Deseronto, died at the residence of his brother, James Walsh, 202 Ottawa Street, Montreal, on Monday, 17th inst., aged 70 years. About three months ago, on the advice of friends, he went to Montreal to stay with his brother. Deceased, who was born near New Ross, No Kilkenny, Ireland. came to this country about 1850 with the late Tobias Butler. For over 40 years John Walsh was in the employ of the Rathbun Co. who had greatest confidence in his honesty and integrity. He spent a few years in Pennsylvania during the oil excitement and made a considerable sum of money there. every person in Deseronto knew John Walsh and he was a favorite with all. He was a steadfast Reformer and took a keen interest in political affairs. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning from his brother’s residence in Montreal to St. Ann’s church in that city, after which the remains were interred in the Montreal Roman Catholic cemetery.
Walsh John 24/09/1897 At Montreal, on September 17th, 1897, John Walsh, formerly of Deseronto, aged 70 years.
Walsh William 03/09/1897 Obituary: William Walsh, of the fifth concession of Tyendinaga, died very suddenly last Sunday. John Callaghar, who was out to Read last Sunday, met him at St. Charles= church and he appeared as hale and hearty as ever. At 4 o’clock in the afternoon he passed away suddenly, probably of heart disease. Deceased, who was a respected resident of the township, was about 65 years of age and is survived by his wife and a large family. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being interred at St. Charles= church cemetery, Read, Rev. Father McCarthy officiating.
Watson Mrs. William 16/07/1897 Mrs. Watson, delict of the late William Watson, died at Centreville last Friday. Deceased, who was over ninety years of age, was only ill for a short time, having been always remarkably active and vigorous. She was the grandmother of Mrs. E.J. Edwards and Miss Nettie Dunn, of Deseronto. Mr. Edwards attended the funeral at Centreville.
Way John 21/05/1897 Formerly of Ameliasburgh, died in toronto last Sunday.
Wellington Isaac 25/06/1897 Isaac Wellington, of Brighton, is dead, aged 75 years. He was the first white child born on Presque= Isle Point.
Werden James Henry 14/05/1897 Death of James H. Werden: It is with regret we chronicle the death of James Henry Werden. Who passed away on Wednesday, 12th inst., at 5:10 p.m., at the early age of 16 years. The young man, who was a victim of consumption, had been ailing about eight months. He evidenced great patience and Christian resignation all through his trying illness. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and was also a member of Deseronto council of Royal Templars. The family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement. The funeral takes place this Friday afternoon at two o’clock from the family residence, Dundas Street. Religious services will be conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. G.H. Copeland, after which the remains will be interred to the cemetery.
Werden James Henry 14/05/1897 At Deseronto, On May 12th, 1897, James Henry Werden, aged 16 years and 2 months.
Wilson James 29/10/1897 Death of James Wilson: Edward Wilson, superintendent of the Cedar Mill, was absent from town last week attending the funeral of his father, James Wilson, who passed away at his residence in Tecumseth Township, about one and a half miles from the village of Breton, Simcoe, on October 18th. Deceased, who was in his 83rd year, had been ailing for a few years from disease of the kidneys. However, he was of a very robust constitution and a remarkably vigorous man for his years. Death came suddenly. As an illustration of his physical vigor it may be stated that he was able to share himself on the Saturday before his death; his eyes were undimmed by age, as he never had occasion to use glasses and could read fine print up to the last.Deceased was a native of Shillelagh, Co., Wicklow, Ireland, and came to this country in 1841, settling on a farm in the township of Sheffield. In that and the adjoining township of Camden he lived for 50 years. In 1883 he moved to the township of Ernestown, where he resided for 14 years. About a year ago he moved with his son John to Simcoe county, where he had since made his home. He was a member of the Church of England, and a man held in high esteem for his upright character. He married a Miss Byrne of Knockadoon Coyle, Wicklow, who, now part 70 years of age, still survives. He leaves also two sons, John and Edward, and two daughters, Margaret and Annie. The funeral took place on Wednesday, 20th inst., and was attended by many friends and neighbors. Religious services were conducted at St. John’s church , near Beelton, by Rev. A.C. Watt, after which the remains were interred in the adjoining cemetery.
Wilson James 29/10/1897 Near Boston, Simcoe Co., on October 18th, 1897, James Wilson, formerly of Sheffield and Ernestown, aged 83 years.
Wycott Ada Grace 14/05/1897 Of North Marysburgh, died on April 30th, aged 20/
Young Mrs. Samson 21/05/1897 Mrs. Samson Young, of the 23 concession of Sidney, died on the 16th inst., aged 64.

1898 Obituaries

Last Name First Name Date Information
Anderson Christina B. 22/07/1898 The Late Miss Anderson: The Pickering News thus refers to the death of the late Miss Anderson formerly teacher in the Deseronto public school, who died on the 23rd inst.: – “After some months illness Chirstina B. Anderson (Ina) died at the residence of her mother, near Dunbarton, on Saturday. Deceased was a young lady of much promise and as a school teacher has marked success. Not feeling robust she left Deseronto and came to recruit, but she grew gradually weaker until the end came. The remains were interred at Erskine cemetery, 23 concession, followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends. Her family and particularly her widowed mother, have the sympathy of all.”
Anderson Miss Ina. B. 08/07/1898 Local Items: Mrs. E.R. Chapman received the sad intelligence of the death of Miss Ina B. Anderson, formerly a teacher in the Deseronto public school. She died at her home in Dunbarton last Saturday.
Anderson Mrs. John 14/01/1898 Lonsdale: It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. John Anderson who passed away on Thursday the 4th inst. She was well as usual on Thursday morning and dropped dead without a moment’s warning. Another warning to us “Be ye also ready for in such an hour at ye think not the Son of Man cometh”. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. D. McArthur in the Methodist church and from there the procession vent to Deseronto cemetery where the remains were placed in the vault.
Bell Mrs. Samuel(Amelia C.) 17/06/1898 Death of Mrs. Samuel Bell: Mrs. Samuel Bell died at her residence, Bird’s Creek, north Hastings, on June 16th, aged 38 years. The deceased, who at one time resided at Deseronto, leaving here about 6 years ago, was the daughter of William McLachlan, of Cardiff, Haliburton county and was born at Kirkcowan, Wigtonshire, Scotland. She is a sister of John McLarchlan, Edmund Street and a brother William, a machinist, resides at Stirling, Ontario. She had been ailing for a year and death ultimately due to paralysis. She had no family and is survived by her husband. Many friends in Deseronto, and district unite in tendering sympathy to the bereaved.
Bell Amelia C.(nee: McLachlan) 17/06/1898 At Bird’s Creek, North Hastings, on June 6th, 1898. Amelia C., beloved wife of Samuel Bell, aged 38 years.
Brant Brant [?] 24/06/1898 At Tyendinaga Reserve on June 20th, 1898, Brant Brant, aged 58.
Brant Hugh 10/06/1898 Tyendinaga Reserve: We are sorry to state that on Sunday last, Hugh Brant, one of the foremost and most enterprising young man of the reserve passed peacefully away at the age of 26 years, 4 months and 15 days. It is a regrettable fact that one so young should be cut off at the beginning of a useful life.
Brennan James 19/08/1898 Doings of the Week: James Brennan, a prominent farmer of the 3rd concession of Tyendinaga, died, aged 69. His wife and ten children survive him.
Brennan James 19/08/1898 Lonsdale: James Brennan an old and respected resident of the 3rd concession died on the 10th inst. He was buried at St. Mary’s cemetery, Marysville, on Friday the 12th inst. A large number attended the funeral.
Buckley Patrick 08.04/1898 Albert: Patrick Buckley, son of William Buckley, died in Winnipeg on March 27th after some weeks if illness, aged 28 years. His remains were brought home and buried in St. Charles= cemetery in Read.
Buckley Patrick 15/04/1898 Read: It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of Patrick Buckley, Jr., whose death took place in Winnipeg recently. He was a young man and well liked by all his friends and acquaintances. Besides his parents he leaves three brothers and three sisters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving brother. The family have the sympathy of the community.
Carney John 18/02/1898 District Items: John Carney, of Tyendinaga, was killed near Belleville on Thursday of last week. A load of wood went over the precipice into the Moira river and Carney was under it. He was about 55 years of age.
Carney John 10/02/1898 Farmer Carney Killed: Belleville, Ontario, February 11 – John Carney, a Tyendinaga farmer, was killed yesterday while en route to the city with a load of wood. A load following upset and he stopped and attempted to go to the assistance of his friend. The horses backed up and he and the load wen over the river bank, falling 25 feet. He was killed almost instantly. A widow and one child survive him.
Carter Evelyn 06/05/1898 Local Items: Evelyn, young daughter of W.W. Carter of Fesserton, died last Saturday. The remains were brought to Deseronto for internment.
Carter Evelyn 06/05/1898 At Fesserton, on April 30th, 1898, Evelyn, daughter of W.W. Carter, aged 3 years and 7 months.
Carter Thomas E. 13/05/1898 At Northport, April 28th, 1898, Thomas E., infant son of Thomas W. Carter, aged 10 months and 4 days.
Claus John 11/03/1898 Tyendinaga Reserve: We regret to announce the death of the late John Claus on February 25th. Deceased was beloved by all classes and extreme regret was expressed for his sudden demise. He leaves a widow, four sons and one daughter who mourn the departure of a loving father. The community extend heartfelt sympathy.
Claus John 16/09/1898 Tyendinaga Reserve: John Claus, who was recently killed in the bridge disaster at Cornwall, is reported to be the son of Isaac Claus who formerly belonged to this reserve.
Claus Sarah 20/05/1897 Tyendinaga Reserve: The community was shocked to learn on Saturday morning last of the death of Sarah, wife of Wellington Claus, who passed away at 5 a.m. Saturday. Deceased, who has been ill more or less during the past year, had been in comparative good health, prior to her death, but a sudden change for the worst took place and hence the result. The funeral which took place on Sunday was largely attended.
Chapman Jeremiah A. 21/01/1898 Death of J.A. Chapman: Jeremiah a. Chapman a respected resident of Deseronto, passed away last Friday, 14th inst., much to the regret of a large circle of friends. He took ill about the endo f June and though never very well, he gained strength and went to work. However, about 7 weeks ago he became seriously will and continued to sink until released by death. Deceased, the son of John Chapman, was born in Thurlow, near Roblin. He carried on farming in Huntington for some time and afterwards removed to Campbellford where he was engaged in commercial business for 8 years. Leaving Campbellford, he returned to farm life near Roblin and 7 years ago, to give his children the benefit of good schools, he came to Deseronto. He was an upright citizen and faithful member of the Methodist church.He was a member of the Quinte Lodge, No. 215, A.O.U.W. He married Miss Morton, of Thomasburg by whom he had six children of whom five survive: Mrs. John Irvine, of Campbellford; Mrs. J.E. Lowey, of Deseronto and William, Edgar and Ernest at home. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. There was a large attendance, including friends from Tweed, Bath, Thurlow, Stirling etc. Rev. G.H. Copeland conducted the services taking as the subject of his address, “Let me died the death of the righteous, etc.” The remains were then conveyed to the vault of the Deseronto cemetery from which they will be removed finally to the family plot in the Roslin cemetery. The floral offerings were numerous, among others being handsome wreaths from the women’s missionary Society and Epworth League of the Methodist church. The bearers were : D. Bradshaw, N. Morden, W.C. Batbrick, G.E. Pierson, a. Taylor and A. Smith.
Chapman Jeremiah A. 21/01/1898 At Deseronto, on January 14th, 1898, Jeremiaha. Chapman, aged 56 years, 4 months and 29 days.
Cowan Mrs. Michael 08/04/1898 Read: Mrs. Michael Cowan, formerly of this place, died in Kingston a few days ago.
Davenport Mrs. John (Mary)(nee: Kimmerly) 09/09/1898 Death of Mrs. J. Davenport: Mrs. John Davenport, after a long illness, died on Thursday, 1st inst., her disease being consumption. The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Kimmerly, was born in Richmond and had resided all her life in this district, enjoying the respect of very many friends. The funeral took place on Saturday, Rev. G.H. Copeland officiating. The remains were interred in the Deseronto cemetery. The bearers were: G. Stanhope, A. Stratton, j. Cannon, L. Wrightmyer, J. Morden, e. Morden. The bereaved husband has general sympathy in this affliction.
Davenport Mary 09/09/1898 At Deseronto, on September 1st, Mary, wife of John Davenport, aged 70 years.
Demorest William D. 19/08/1898 Empey Hill: An old resident in the person William D. Demorest died suddenly of heart disease on 29th of July. Deceased was sixty-five years.
Dennis Mrs. George(Bertha E.)(nee: Luffman) 08/07/1898 Death of Mrs. George Dennis: Mrs. George Dennis, after an illness of six months, died of consumption yesterday. Deceased who was a daughter of James Luffman, was in her 27th year. The funeral which will be under the auspices of the Ster of Ullstar Lodge of Lady True Blues of which she was a member, will take place on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. Services in the church at 3 p.m. J.P. Stainton is undertaker.
Dennis Bertha E. 08/07/1898 At Deseronto, on July 7th, Bertha E., beloved wife of George Dennis, aged 26 years, 7 months and 8 days.
Dingman Richard 04/03/1898 Bardolph: Sorry to say death has come in our midst again and taken our much respected friend, Richard Dingman, who died Sunday, 27th February. He will be greatly missed as he always had a cheerful smile and a pleasant word for everyone.
Donovan Mrs. Martin 24/06/1898 Albert: Mrs. Martin Donovan died at the residence of P. Meagher, Lonsdale, on June 12th, of heart failure, aged 50 years.
Forrester christopher 10/03/1898 Death of C. Forester: James Mackie and A.D. McIntyre each received a letter this week containing the sad intelligence of the death on March 2nd at Colorado springs, Colorado, of Christopher Forrester, formerly superintendent of the Rathbun’s Company’s farms at Deseronto. It will be remembered that he left here a few years since suffering with consumption and thinking that a change would be beneficial. For some time he gained strength but during the past eleven months he was confined to his bed and entirely helpless. He received the most devoted attention from his wife during his long illness. Deceased, who was about 42 years of age, was a native of Dundee, Scotland. Many friends in Deseronto will unite in extending sympathy to the bereaved wife in her great sorrow. Mrs. Forrester’s address is, 106 West Platte Street, Colorado Springs.
Galbraith Jennie 25/02/1898 At Belleville, on the 14th inst., Jennie, daughter of Rev. Dr. Galbraith, aged 14 years.
Gardner Thomas 14/01/1898 At Belleville, on January 5th, 1898, Thomas Gardner, aged 78 years.
Goodfellow Henry 14/01/1898 Death of Henry Goodfellow: People in town were greatly surprised to learn of the death of Henry Goodfellow, a postmaster of Macdonald, who passed away on the 1th inst., after four days of illness. He had just returned from visiting a sick daughter, Mrs. F. Foot, of Peterborough, who died only a few days after his return home. He contracted a cold on his visit and inflammation of the lungs followed. Deceased was born at Warmister, England, November 25th, 1823, and was thus 74 years of age. He came to Canada 29 years ago, settling at Peterborough, from which place he removed to North Fredericksburg in 1880. He was a faithful member of the Methodist church and was ever ready to forward any good movement. He was a Conservative in politics. He was also a very intelligent man, an excellent conversationalist of a very cheery disposition and upright in all his dealings. He will be greatly missed in this district. He had a strong facial resemblance to Sir Oliver Mowat and was often jocularly styled >Sir Olive= by his friends and neighbors. The funeral took place on Wednesday, Rev. S. Crookshank conducting services at Bethany church. The remains were placed in the vault of the Deseronto cemetery. By his death The Tribune loses a true friend and frequent contributor to its columns.
Henderson James 07/01/1898 Woodville: with the advent of the New Year departs the life of one of our fellow residents in the person of James Henderson who died on Saturday night in his 40th year. The funeral service was preached on Monday at the Mount Pleasant church by Rev. Mr. Limbery, of Selby, after which the remains were removed to the vault of the Napanee cemetery.
Henderson John 11/02/1898 Woodville: John Henderson died on Friday morning after a long and painful illness. He is survived by his wife and two children, three children having preceded him tothe grave.
Hill Mrs. William J.(Catherine) 18/02/1898 Tyendinaga Reserve: We regret to have to announce the death of Mrs. William J. Hill, which occurred on Monday last. Deceased had attained the ripe age of 83 years, 1 month and 3 days and was much respected by all classes of the community.
Hill Mrs. Catherine 18/02/1897 Obituary: The Late Mrs. J.W. Hill: A wonderful Mohawk woman is no more. Few people indeed are to be found who have not heard of Mrs. Catherine Hill, the mother-in-law of the famous Dr. Oronhyatekha, S.C.R. of I.O.F.Mrs. Catherine Hill was four score and three years. Death was not altogether unexpected, though there was every reason to hope she would live through the winter; but alas, how uncertain life is. She was a most remarkable woman and respected by all; her general disposition was of a captivating motherly nature.Mrs. C. Hill retained her faculties to the last and was wont to relate experiences in the early part of the present century.

She was a descendant from two well-known Mohawk families, Brant and Deseronto. Catherine was an only daughter of Joseph Jr. and Margaret Brant.

Captain Joseph Thayendanega Brant was married three times. Joseph Brant Jr. At the early age of 5 years little Catherine was left to mourn the loss of al loving father; that would be in the year 1820.

She and her widowed mother, Margaret, following the practice of many Mohawk families, proceeded to the Six Nations Reserve, traveling the distance mostly by water in canoes, in groups of three or four. They started from Cubberton Dock, afterwards Mill Point, now Deseronto.

The deceased was born on the site where the town now stands,…..mother and daughter remarried among the Six Nations for several years, but in 1830 they returned to the Bay of Quinte….. In 1832, January 10th, Catherine married John William hill, grandson of Captiain Isaac Hill, the marriage ceremony was performed by the late Rev. James Saltern Givens, the first resident missionary among the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, in the old Mohawk Parish church, which stood not far from the present Christ Church. She often spoke of her baptism and confirmation, it is though by the Bishop Steward, who made periodical visits to the Mohawks, from Kingston. The issue of this marriage was 11 children, two dying in infancy, nine reached mature years. Two of whom died after marriage, leaving issue. After 26 years of married life, her husband died on March 27th, 1858 and was buried in the old Mohawk Parish churchyard.

All the Mohawks were christianized previous to the present century. John William hill was one of the most active workers in the furtherance of the Christian cause and before his death, armed with the bishop’s permission, coupled with the sanction and recommendation of the ancient Hereditary Council of the Mohawks, he collected money in Canada and the U.S. for a church building fund. The result of his labors is the present All Saints church. A few years ago J.W. Hill was interred in All Saints cemetery.

A more worthy and loving mother than the late Mrs. Catherine Hill, or as she was familiarly known in the Mohawk tongue De-kon-wa-don-dih, meaing beset with difficulties, cannot be imagined. During her 40 years of widowhood her children and grandchildren became more and more attached to her…

The chioldren who survived her are : William Hill, married to Eve Powless, no issue; one married to alexander Loft, issue 5 children, boy and girl living; Elizabeth, unmarried; Ellenor, married to Oronhyatekha M.D. issue six childrne, girl and boy living; Lydia, unmarried; Susan, married to John Alexander Loft, issue 7 children, 2 girls living; Mary (deceased), married to Nelson Maricle [sic], issue 6 girls, 2 living; Joseph, married to Nancy Brant, issue one boy living in Tanewanda [sic], N.Y.; Sarah (deceased) married to Isaac Green, issue, girl living.

Among the arrivals to attend the funeral were: Rev. W.R. McCaughen, Toronto; Rev. A. McGillioray, Toronto; Mr. & Mrs. J.O. Brant Sero of Hamilton, who is a descendant of Brant by the chief’s eldest son, Isaac; John McGillivray; I.C.S.S. of the I.O.O. 7; Dr. Mulburn, S.P. of I.O.F.; Ben Grier; S. Auditor, Oi.O.F. On Wednesday night Mohawk hymns were sung and at midnight, Rev. Alexander McGillivray & Rev. W.T. McCaughan read from the scriptures. The funeral left Hillside at 10a.m. Thrusday and proceeded to Christ Church, where the service was conducted by the Rector Rev. A. Grasset Smith, Rev. J.R. Fraser, B.A., Rev. J.H.H. Coleman, M.A. The choral part of the service was rendered by the choir of the church, augmented by the choir of St. Marks= church, Deserosnto. The attendance at the funeral was large. At the conclusion of the service the procession re-formed and proceeded to the Deseronto cemetery vault where the remains were placed.

The pall bearers were: Joseph Picord, Nelson Maricle, Isaac W. Green, Joseph s. Brant, Alf Smith and Dave Brant, all people of Bay of Quinte. John Dalton, funeral director, of Deseronto, conducted the funeral. The casket was a beautiful one with extension bar handles and was trimmed in black, the inside being most artistically draped with silk and satin.

Hill Catherine 18/02/1898 At Hillside, Deseronto, on February 14th, 1898, at 3 p.m., Catherine, relict of late John W. Hill, mother of Mrs. Oronhyatekha and grand-daughter of the late Captain Joseph Brant, aged 83 years, 1 month and 3 days.
Hill John 01/04/1898 Shannonville: John Hill, who left California on Thursday last accompanied by his friend Herbert Hazlewood, arrived home on Saturday, his father meeting them in Belleville. He stood the journey remarkable will and was in good spirits considering the long trip and the state of his health. On Sunday he was visited by a number of his friends and seemed no worse until about 11 o’clock p.m. a change took place and he passed peacefully away at 2 o’clock Monday morning, surrounded by his sorrowing friends who had hoped to have him with them for a few weeks after his two year absence. John was a consistent Christian, having been converted in Manitoba some 3 years ago. He was a member of the Christian Endeavor society and a Sabbath school worker. He was also a member of the C.O.F. in Manitoba. The funeral took place Wednesday at 10 a.m., being largely attended. Services were held in the Presbyterian church. Several beautiful floral offerings were contributed by friends, among them being a handsome pillow of roses, lilies and smilax with the letters C.O.F. in violets from the members of the Court Shannonville, No. 350; anchor of roses, Mr. & Mrs. H. Earle; bouquet of roses Miss Davidson. Thee family and friends have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement, as John beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
Hill John 01/04/1898 Local Items: Our Shannonville correspondent gives particulars of the death of John Hill, son of M. Hill, of Shannonville. He was for two years a clerk in Egar’s drug store and made himself very popular with all in town. W.G. Egar and Thomas Gault attended the funeral on Wednesday. There were about one hundred rigs in the procession.
Huffman Mrs. John R. 01/07/1898 District Items: Mrs. John R. Huffman of the 6th concession of Tyendinaga, died on June 23rd, aged 81
Jones Lena Gertrude 11/03/1898 Albert: – March 1 – Miss Lena Gertrude Jones, the seventeen-year-old daughter of J. Jones, died on Wednesday, 23rd, inst., after a short illness of inflammation of the brain. The deceased was a most estimable young lady and was respected and beloved by her schoolmates and friends. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement. Surviving her are two brothers, two sisters and her father, the funeral took place on Friday and was largely attended.
Jordan Mrs. M. 10/06/1898 Leinster: Tow deaths occurred in our vicinity during the past week, that of Mrs. M. Jordan, who was been ill for some time and (see Provins)
Jordan Mrs. Catherine 10/06/1898 District Items: Mrs. Catherine Jordan of Forest Mills died on the 4th inst., aged 77.
Jordon(Jordan?) James 15/07/1898 District Items: James Jordan, an old resident of Tyendinaga, died not long since, aged 90.
Kennedy James 29/04/1898 Albert: – April 21 – James Kennedy, fo the 8th concession of Tyendinaga, died on the 14th inst., of heart failure, aged 69 years. Deceased was unmarried and resided with his nephew. The funeral took place on Wednesday to St. Charles= cemetery, Read, and was largely attended.
Lalley Mrs. Michael 09/09/1898 Marysville: It was with regret that we learned of the sudden death of Mrs. Michael Lalley of Belleville, formerly of this place. A large number from here were present at the internet and we all unite in extending our sympathy to the family in their bereavement.
Lally Mrs. Michael 09/09/1898 Obituary: It was with great regret that friends in Deseronto and vicinity heard of the death of Mrs. Michael Lally, wife of Michael Lally, Licence inspector for East Hastings, the sad event having occurred on Thursday night of last week. She had been very ill all spring but had recovered and was able to be about for several weeks. Heart trouble, however, sat in and death ensued in a few days. The deceased lady was born near Marysville and was a sister of Dennis Hayes, merchant, Lonsdale. She was a member and faithful worker in St. Michael’s church, Belleville and enjoying the esteem of a wide circle of friends. She leaves a husband, four sons and one daughter to mourn their irreparable loss. The funeral, one of the largest ever seen in Belleville, took place on Sunday afternoon. The bearers were: J.M. Hurley, M.P. George Anderson, John S. McGurn, David Kelly, H. Day and Hugh Quinlan.
Lally James 04/03/1898 Read: It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of James Lally, who passed away on Monday this week. He was well-known, highly respected and will be missed by a large number of friends.
Lally Mrs. Patrick 06/05/1898 Read: It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. Patrick Lally, an old and highly respected resident of this place whose death too place on April 26th at the advanced age of 78 years. She leaves three sons and five daughters to mourn her loss. Her funeral took place on Thursday to St. Charles= cemetery at Read and was largely attended. Much sympathy is extended to the family in their sad bereavement.
Lazier James 20/05/1898 Lonsdale: A gloom caused by the death of one of Lonsdale’s oldest residents, James Lazier, hangs over our village. He passed away on Thursday, May 12 and the funeral sermon was preached at the Methodist church on Saturday, after which the remains were placed on the vault at Napanee. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Luffman Sebastian 08/04/1898 At Deseronto, on April 3rd, 1898, Sebastian Luffman, aged 76 years.
Lyons Caleb Everett 25/11/1898 At Belleville, on Monday Novy 21st, 1898, Caleb Everett Lyons, barrister-at-law, of Osgoode Hall, aged 36.
Malone Michael 22/04/1898 Albert: Michael Malone, an old and highly respected resident of the 8th concession of Tyendinaga, died in the 11th inst., at the advanced age of 80 years. His funeral took place on Wednesday to St. Charles= cemetery, Read, and was largely attended. Deceased leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn his loss.
Maracle Alfred 13/05/1898 At Deseronto, May 7th, 1898, Alfred Maracle, aged 47 years.
Maracle Georgina 29/07/1898 Tyendinaga Reserve: WE regret to record the death of Miss Georgina Maracle which occurred on Saturday last the 23rd. Deceased had been for a number of years in delicate health but had been in comparatively good health, until the Thursday previous to her death. She was attacked with a serious form of summer complaint and subsequently inflamation, from which cause her death was due. She was the youngest sister of Chief Stephen Maracle. Her remains were interred in All Saint’s Cemetery on Sunday last, attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. Her age was 17 years and 4 months.
Maracle Georgina 29/07/1898 At Tyendinaga Reserve, on July 23rd, 1898, Miss Georgina Maracle, aged 17 years and 4 months.
Markle Margaret Ann 25/11/1898 At Deseronto, on Nov 18th , 1898, Margaret Ann, widow of the late Alfred Markle, aged 40 years.
Marlow Mrs. Joseph (Aldora)(nee: Fournier) 08/04/1898 Obituary: Mrs. Joseph Marlow, after an illness of 18 months duration, consumption being the disease, passed away on Sunday, 3rd inst., aged 32 years. He maiden name was Aldora Fournier, her father Geroge Fournier being a resident of Adolphustown. She is survived by her husband and by 7 children, the oldest being only 13 years of age. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, a large number of friends being in attendance. After the services conducted at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul