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Name

Information

Date/Source

Babcock,

Alexander

 

DESECRATING THE GRAVE

THE BODY OF AN OLD LADY STOLEN FROM THE CEMETERY

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 14. - On Saturday last, Mrs. Peter Woodcock, of North Fredericksburgh, mother of the Rev. Eli Gilbert and Nelson Woodcock, died at the advanced age of 94 years and 11 months.  Her remains were buried on Sunday last in the cemetery adjoining Bethany Church, and on Monday night the body was stolen.  Immediately upon the desecration being discovered every endeavor was put forth by the family to discover the thieves but as yet no trace of the remains has been obtained.  Monday evening a gentleman saw two men in the vicinity of the burying ground, their horse being tied to the fence.  it is supposed these parties committed the deed.  One of the sons of the deceased lady went to Kingston on Wednesday to search the medical college, but without success.  The family feel very badly over the matter.

It is stated that the body of Alexander Babcock, a pauper who died recently in jail, has been stolen from the Napanee Cemetery, and rumors are afloat regarding similar depredations at other burial grounds in the neighborhood.  The general belief is that the desecration is the work of American students, whose operations are facilitated by the ease with which they can cross the river in the Winter.  

 

Feb 15 1885

New York Times

Babcock,

Harry LeRoy

 

BABCOCK, Harry LeRoy - At Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, July 20, 1980, Harry L. Babcock (retired Lt. Col. Canadian Armed Forces), beloved husband of Ruth Wright, dear father of Harold, Toronto; Richard, R. R. 1 Bath; Neil, Stella; dear grandfather of Stacey, Laurie and Greg, brother of Mrs. Harold Cameron (Ruth), Orangeville; predeceased by Dr. A. AB. Babcock and Dr. F. H. Babcock. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral Service in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene; Napanee; on Wednesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. Canon John Hart officiating. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Sandhurst. Donations to the Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family. Friends will be received Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Legion Service in the Funeral Home Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

 

1980

From the Scrapbooks of

J. Wright

Babcock,

James Allen

 

JAMES ALLEN BABCOCK NAPANEE -  The sudden death on Friday morning of James Allen Babcock at the age of 55 years.  Mr. Babcock had been working as usual and about seven o'clock he was seized by a heart attack.  He was a native of Napanee and a son of Charles Babcock and the late Mrs. Babcock. He had resided on Donald street where his death occurred for many years. "Allie" as he was popularly known about town, at the outbreak of the First World War enlisted in the infantry and went overseas where he served for more than four years. He was wounded and shell shocked and his condition had not been good since his return. His illness had been of about three years duration but he did odd jobs around town. The body was taken to the Wartman funeral home where the service was held this afternoon.  Several floral tributes were placed near the casket and the service was attended by veterans of World War 1 and World War II. The service was conducted by Rev. W. J. Robinson, rector of the church of St. Mary Magdalene.  Besides his father there are three brothers, Frank, Orval and Walter of Napanee and four sisters, Mrs. Archibald Kellar, Mrs. Ruby Fox and Mrs. Mildred Peterson of Napanee, and Mrs. Hugh McMahon of Kaladar.  A brother, Stanley Babcock, a veteran of World War I, died a few years ago.  Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.

 

Oct 31 1949 Kingston Whig Standard 

Babcock,

Ruth Kerr

(nee Wright)

 

Babcock, Ruth Kerr - Suddenly at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2000, Ruth Kerr Wright, in her 95th year. Wife of the late Harry L. Babcock (Ret. Lt. Col. Canadian Armed Forces) Beloved mother of Harold, Niagara-On-the-Lake; Richard (Martha), R.R. 1 Bath; Neil, Penticton, B.C. Loving grandmother of Stacey Babcock, Laurie Garrison (Rick) and Greg (Julie). Great grandmother of Brent & Jeff Garrison. At Ruth's request, a graveside service will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Sandhurst, on Tuesday August 1 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations to Lenadco Home or the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 137 Harry L. Babcock Branch may be made through the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee 354-3341.

 

2000

From the Wright Scrapbooks

Babcock

Sarah Elizabeth

(nee Hearns)

 

The Late Sarah E. Babcock

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Babcock aged 74, widow of William H. Babcock, died suddenly about 2:30 Sunday morning, March 11th, 1934, at her residence, 407 Grand avenue, Watertown N.Y., where she resided with her son, Fred Babcock. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mrs. Babcock had been suffering from a heart ailment for years, but was in her usual health and about her home. She retired about 11 Saturday night. Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday she was suddenly stricken and she called to her son, Fred. He went to her assistance and summoned Dr. L.M. Vincent. Mrs. Babcock died before the physician's arrival, however.

She was born May 10th 1859 at North Fredericksburgh, a daughter of the late Jason and Catherine Kellar Hearns. She was married to William H. Babcock at Mountain Grove in 1880. Mr. Babcock died at Mountain Grove in 1899.

In 1905, Mrs. Babcock went to Watertown, N.Y., and had since resided there with her son. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Surviving her besides her son, is a sister, Mrs. Katherine Thomason, Watertown, widow of Jeneckes P. Thomson; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Wager, Watertown; and three grandchildren, Harold, Elizabeth and Wilburta Wager, Watertown.

The body was removed to the Northam & Fox funeral home and was taken from there to the family home, where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H.W. Gair, pastor of the Central Church of Christ, officiated. The body was placed in the vault, and will be taken in the spring to Mountain Grove, for burial there.

         

Mar 28 1934

Napanee Beaver

Babcock,

Wellesley

BABCOCK – At Spokane Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 1911, Wellesley Babcock, son of Reuben Babcock, Sr., Napanee.

1911

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Badgeley,

Child

 

 A letter from Fredericksburgh informs us, that on Friday, the 25th ultimo, two of Thomas Badgeley's children ate some Parsnip, which had been ploughed up in ploughing the garden that day. They were both immediately taken ill - the younger, about 13 months old, died the following evening - the other received medical aid in time to save its life.

      

May 6 1823

Upper Canada Herald

Badham,

Christopher Hartley

and

Jane Lavina

(nee Hazard)

 

BADHAM - Jane Lavina, in hospital Arnprior, on Tuesday, Aug 11 1970, aged 85, wife of Hartley, and, Badham, Christopher Hartley, in hospital, Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 12 1970, aged 85 years, husband of Jane Lavina Hazard, Mr. and Mrs. C. Hartley Badham, of Fitzroy Harbour;  mother and father of Marion, foster mother and father of Muriel.  Resting at the Boyce funeral Home, Arnprior, where friends may call until 10 p.m. Friday night.  The remains will then rest in state at St. George’s Anglican Church, Fitzroy Harbour, where service will be held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.  Interment St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour.

 

1970

From the

Duffett

Scrapbooks

Badham,

Lavina

 

Mrs. L. Badham Dies in Ottawa at 93 - The death occurred this morning of Mrs. Lavina Badham, former well-known resident of Fitzroy, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. O. Wilson, 134 Gloucester street, Ottawa, at the age of 93.  The former Lavina Miller, she was born in Fitzroy Township, and was the last member of a family of eight.  She married Charles Badham, of Fitzroy, who predeceased her 36 years ago.  A devout member of the Church of England, she leaves two sons, William, of Maxton, Sask., and Hartley, of Fitzroy;  one daughter, Mrs. E. O. Wilson, with whom she had been living;  nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  The body is resting at the residence of her son, Hartley, 12th Line, Fitzroy.  Funeral service will be held in St. John’s Church, Quyon, Que., on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

 

From the

Duffett

Scrapbooks

Bailey,

Elizabeth

Wonnacott

Entered into rest at the family residence, 914 Princess Street, July 27th, 1920, Elizabeth Wonnacott, beloved wife of F. R. Bailey.

1920

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Baird,

Elizabeth S.

(nee Clancy)

 

BAIRD - At North Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, Jan. 22 1902, Elizabeth S. Clancy, wife of Mr. John Baird, aged 64 years, 22 days. The funeral takes place this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence. Service at the Western Methodist Church, thence to Napanee cemetery.

 

On Wednesday, 22nd inst., Elizabeth S. Clancy, wife of John Baird, North Fredericksburgh, passed peacefully away after several months illness. The deceased was aged sixty-four years and twenty-two days. The funeral takes place this afternoon from her late residence, services at the Western Methodist church at two o’clock. The remains will be placed in the Eastern cemetery vault.

   

Jan 24 1902

Napanee Express

 

Jan 24 1902

Daily British Whig

Baird,

Janet

 

BAIRD – At North Fredericksburgh, on March 23rd, Janet Baird, aged 87 years.

 

BAIRD – At North Fredericksburgh on March 23rd, 1925, Janet Russell, beloved wife of the late William M. Baird, aged 87 years, 5 months and 7 days.

  

Mar 27 1925

Daily British Whig

 

Mar 28 1925

Kingston Daily Standard

Baird,

Katie Marion

(nee Rush)

 

Obituaries - Mrs. John E. Baird

Funeral of Mrs. John E. Baird, 77, who died at the Kingston General Hospital after an illness lasting nine days, was held at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, with interment at Riverview Cemetery here.

Ian M. Fleming, student minister of the United Church Bay Charge officiated and pall-bearers were Allan Baldwin, Albert Walsh, Spencer Griffiths, Kenneth Hambly, Orval Dillenbeck and Bruce Parks. Flower-bearers were Douglas McGaw, Stewart Perry, William Hamilton, Robert Walsh, Alvin Fitchett and Clarence Baker.

Born at Napanee, deceased resided at R.R. 3 Napanee, and was a life-long resident of the district. The former Katie Marion Rush, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Rush, and his wife, the former Annie Buskard.

A member of Anderson United Church, Anderson Woman's Association and the Bay East Women's Missionary Society, she was predeceased by her husband and leaves three sons, Arthur and Wilfred Baird, both at home; and Clarence Baird of RR 3 Napanee and seven daughters, Mrs. Arthur Dean (Bessie),of RR 3 Napanee; Mrs. Ted Simon (Ethel) of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. George Chalk (Louise) of Napanee; Mrs. Clarence Hawley (Vivian) of Napanee; Mrs. Rockwell Parks (Marion) of RR 3 Napanee; Mrs. Frank Douglas (Josephine) of Belleville, and Mrs. Keith Sills (Jean) of RR 6 Napanee.

She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Pringle and Mrs. William Hudson, both of Napanee and two half-sisters, Mrs. Donald Gerow and Mrs. George McClellan, both of Buffalo, N.Y.

     

Jan 18 1956

Napanee Beaver

Baird,

Marjorie Jane

   *  see Joyce, Marjorie Jane (nee Baird)

Baird,

Mary Rennie Russell

 

At North Fredericksburgh, Dec. 28th, Mary Rennie Russell, wife of Mr. William Baird, aged 30 years and 24 days.

   

Jan 11 1877

Kingston Daily News

Baird,

Rebecca

 

BAIRD - In North Fredericksburgh, on May 8th, Mrs. Rebecca Baird, aged seventy eight years.

   

May 15 1899

Daily British Whig

Baird,

Wm. M.

 

BAIRD - At his residence, North Fredericksburgh, on Thursday morning, Dec. 17th, 1903, Wm. M. Baird, aged 69 years and 8 months.

   

Dec 18 1903

Napanee Express

Baird,

Mrs. Wm. M.

 

Obituary - Mrs. Wm. M. Baird

It is but seldom that the quiet community of Anderson is stirred by anything out of the usual, but on Monday, the 23rd March, 1925, Mrs. W.M. Baird, who for upwards of 50 years had been an honoured and beloved resident in the locality, passed away.

She lived to the ripe old age of nearly 88 years. This in a measure is not to be wondered at, for while trouble is more or less the common lot of all people, Mrs. Baird, for more than half a century had been visited time and again with many serious afflictions, sufficient to break up many a more robust one.

Mrs. Baird, whose first husband died in Glasgow, Scotland, was left with three small children all alone in that far off land. Her parents were in Canada and naturally her thoughts turned this way, and being a woman of outstanding courage, she gathered her wee bairns around her and started for this land. Arriving here she settled down within two miles of the spot where she died.

In the course of time she married Mr. W. M. Baird, of Anderson, a union which proved in every way a blessing to themselves and it overflowed to enrich the whole countryside. The dark cloud again settled down on this brave little woman, when again she was widowed for the second time, for after a lingering illness, Mr. Baird passed away.

As is often said, "Every rose had its thorn", so every night has its day, and while our heroine was so sorely bereft, she was now surrounded by her children, all of whom could and did comfort their sorrowing mother. The children are Mrs. John Joyce, of Napanee; Mr. James Cuthill and Mr. W.W. Baird, and Mr. Sam Baird (stepson) of Napanee.

The recent years of her life has been shadowed by much serious affliction. Many times of late her life has been despaired of, but her time had not yet come, and in a slight way she revived. The grim monster, however, was not to be defeated, for he had laid his hungry hands upon her and seven months ago she was again laid low.

Speculation did not believe that there could be sufficient vim and will to over-ride this storm, for when one would look at such a frail bark, truly there did not appear to be anything to build upon, but there was a stubborn physical resistance hidden away in that beautiful and delicate form that no eye could see. It was however now apparent to all that a great challenge was made to kindness, tenderness and medical watchfulness, and none of these things were lacking.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Baird secured the services of Nurse Menor, who for seven long weary months, day and night, watched with loving and tender vigil, responding to every call, with all the thought and patience of which human nature is capable. Her bedside was constantly brightened by the presence of her children and grandchildren, all of whom she dearly loved. A wide range of neighbours and friends were ever calling and enquiring as to her welfare. The last few hours, however, threatened to be unusually painful both to patient and children, when the family physician, Dr. Stratton, was summoned, and for hours he sat by the bedside, watching and treating his patient, with the result that Mrs. Baird passed away like a child falling to sleep, to the express comfort of all.

On Wednesday the funeral took place in Anderson Church. The crowd was immense, the feeling of respect for the deceased was intense, the sorrow and sympathy for the bereaved was sincere and cordial. The Anderson Choir sang very sweetly the selection, "Does Jesus Care". The Pastor, Rev. W. H. Truscott, conducted the service. Had it not been for sickness, the Rev. A. J. Wilson would have assisted, but he was called away. The remains were taken to Morven and were borne to the grave by Messrs. Parks, Baldwin, Sills, Card, Nugent and Moore.

 

Apr 3 1925

Napanee Beaver

Baker,

Alice Wilhelmina

 

BAKER - At Camden East, 13th Sept., Alice Wilhelmina, infant daughter of Mr. Lewis Baker, aged 4 months and 18 days.

    

1900

Newspaper

Clipping

Baker,

Eliza Ann

   * see Lochhead, Eliza Ann

Baker,

Amos Henry

 

Baker – In Picton, on Wednesday, Sept 29 1909, Amos H. Baker, aged 44 years.

 

The Late Amos Baker - The death occurred on Wednesday, Sept 29, at his home on the corner of Bridge and Eyre streets, Picton, of Amos Henry Baker.  Forty-four years ago Mr. Baker was born in Deseronto.  His father was the late Richard H. Baker, a well known grain dealer of Deseronto and his mother was a sister of Amos Richardson, M.P.P., of Deseronto and James Richardson, turnkey of the Picton gaol.  Mr. Baker was the only child.  He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Amelia Walmsley, daughter of the late William Walmsley of Picton, and an only child,   Miss Marguerite, a student at Toronto University.  Mr. Baker came to Picton twenty-five or twenty-six years ago.  He came here in the employ of the Rathbun Co. and was book keeper under their agent, Mr. Jacob Johnson, at Lake’s wharf.  After some years he severed his connections with Rathbuns and took a position as book keeper with Mr. A. W. Hepburn.  He was with Hepburns until about seventeen years ago when he purchased the livery business of Mr. L. T. Vonce.  Some fifteen years ago he went into partnership with Mr. George Sexsmith in the grain brokerage business.  The firm was engaged extensively in buying for Richardsons of Kingston.  Besides the grain business, Mr. Baker was extensively interested during this time in many private enterprises of a more or less speculative nature.  He was also agent for the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Navigation Co. in Picton for many years.  When the Homestead Canning factory was started some three or four years ago by the Richardsons, Mr. Baker was made manager and this position he held till the time of his death  The funeral will take place on Friday.  Interment in Glenwood cemetery.

 

1909

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Baker,

Beatrice Pearl

 

In Picton, March 22, Beatrice Pearl Baker, aged thirty-six years.

   

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

Baker,

Elsie Maude

(nee Busst)

 

Mrs. Jack Baker -

The funeral for Mrs. Jack Baker, Adolphustown, who died in Prince Edward County memorial Hospital, in Picton, after a brief illness, was held at Napanee. Rev. A.N. Brandon officiated.

A service was also held the following day at Christ church, Bobcaygeon, with Rev. G.E. Meades officiating.

Mrs. Baker, 56, was the former Elsie Maude Busst, daughter of Albert G. Busst and the former Florence Richardson. She was born in Kimberley, South Africa, and came to Hamilton at the age of four years. After some years the family moved to Toronto, where Mrs. Baker was employed with the T. Eaton Co. for 12 years. She went to Adolphustown in 1940 as a bride of Jack Baker.

She was active in the community and Women's Institute, being leader of the 4-H Homemakers Club for five years and secretary of the Scout Mothers' Auxiliary. In St. Alban's Anglican church she had been leader of the Junior Auxiliary, a Sunday School teacher, and president of the Women's Auxiliary for four years.

Surviving are her husband and three children, Winnifred, Jack Jr., and Susan, as well as her parents, in Bobcaygeon and a brother, Bert, of Toronto.

    

Feb 14 1962

Napanee Beaver

Baker,

Godfrey Phipps

 

Died – On the 16th instant, Godfrey Phipps baker, aged 59 years.  The funeral will leave his late residence, Woodrooffe, Richmond Road, on Tuesday next 21st instant, at 2 p.m., for Christ Church and from thence to Beechwood Cemetery.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. 

     

Ca 1882

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Baker,

Henry A.

 

Killed in Action - LIEUT. HENRY A. BAKER, son of Mr. Robert Baker, who was killed in action on November 6th, 1917.

    

1917

Scrapbook

Clipping

Baker,

Herbert S.

 

CAPTAIN HERBERT S. BAKER.

Our townsman, Mr. Robt. H. Baker received a telegram on Monday evening, announcing the sad news of the death of his son, Captain Herbert S. Baker, who was killed in action in Mesopotamia on the 5th inst.  The late Captain Baker, who was with the Royal Engineers, Imperial Army, was wounded last august at the Dardanelles.  At that time he was a Lieutenant, but won his Captain’s stripes later.  Herbert’s many friends in Napanee and vicinity will be sorry to learn of his death, and the sympathy of all is extended to his father, brother and sisters in their bereavement.

 

Scrapbook

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Baker,

Jack

 

BAKER, Jack – Suddenly at his residence RR 1 Bath, on Sunday, August 11, 1974, Jack Baker in his 66th year, beloved husband of Ruth Moore, dear father of Mrs. Kenneth Mizon (Winnifred), London; Mrs. Paul Henry (Susan), Sydenham and Jack J., RR 1 Bath. Mr. Baker is resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service on Wednesday, August 14 at 1 p.m. Reverend Eric Howes, Kingston officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family have requested donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation.

  

Aug 13 1974

Kingston Whig Standard

Baker,

Jane

 

At Bath, Tuesday morning, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Jane Baker, wife of Dr. Baker of that place.

 

Oct 30, 1830

Kingston Chronicle

Baker,

Mary

 

BAKER – In North Fredericksburgh, on Jan. 18th, Mary Baker, aged 53 years.

    

Jan 30 1890

Weekly British Whig

Baker,

Michael

 

Almost a Centenarian.  Michael Baker, who died at his residence, near Newboro, last Saturday, at the remarkable age of ninety-six, was one of the pioneers of that settlement. He first settled on fifty acres of land near Singleton’s corners, and remained a tiller of the soil up to his death.  On this fifty acres of land he raised a large family of sons and daughters, all well to do.  At the time of his death, he was living near Newboro.  He was known by all to be an industrious man.  Wesley Baker, of G. W. Baker & Co., Brockville, is his eldest son, and has been very successful in business.  Wm. Baker, another son, still lives on the fifty acres his father first settled on.

 

The Daily

British Whig

Feb 8 1893

Baker,

Phillipa Martha

(nee Makin)

 

BAKER – At South Fredericksburgh on Tuesday, May 11 1948, Phillipa Martha Makin, beloved wife of John W. Baker and loving mother of Mrs. J.B. Elliott (Vera), Edwin Baker of Toronto, Wilbur Baker of Mimico and Horace Baker of Rochester. Resting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Elliott in South Fredericksburgh for funeral service to be held on Friday afternoon May 14 at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Cataraqui Cemetery.

     

May 12 1948

Kingston Whig Standard

Baker,

Mrs. W.S.

(nee Sexsmith)

 

MRS. W.S. BAKER -

NEWBURG, Sept. 26 - This district mourns the loss of a well-known and highly respected resident in the person of Mrs. W. S. Baker, whose death took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clancy.  Although she had not been in the best of health for some months, her passing was very sudden.

She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Sexsmith of Wesley and by her kindly disposition won the esteem of a wide circle of friends.  Practically all her life she had been a faithful member of the Wesley United Church and was particularly interested in the work of the women’s Missionary Society and the Ladies Aid Society.

During the few years she resided in Newburg, she attended the local church.  She had intended coming to Newburg in the near future to spend the winter at her home.  Just two weeks ago she was in the village and opened her home.  She leaves to mourn her loss five sisters, Mrs. Wesley McGill of Newburg, Mrs. Eliza Fitzgerald of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Robert McGill of Centreville, Mrs. Martha Detlor of Arden and Mrs. Robert Nugent of Wesley;  also a brother Edward Sexsmith of Wesley.  There are also several nephews and nieces.

The funeral service was held at the Wesley United Church and was in charge of Rev. E. F. Swayne.  The large attendance and the beautiful floral tributes evidenced the esteem in which she was held.  Interment was made in the family plot, Camden V. Cemetery.  The pall-bearers were six nephews, Harold Nugent, S. E. Winter, Roy McGill, George McGill, Henry Eves and James Alexander.

During the service Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wartman sang, “The Old Rugged Cross.”  A sister, Mrs. Fitzgerald of Flint, was not able to attend the funeral.  About a month ago she had the pleasure of visiting with Mrs. Baker.

 

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Baker,

Whitford S.

 

Whitford S. Baker - One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Peter Baker, the grandfather of Whitford S. Baker moved into Camden and settled on the farm recently vacated by the deceased in the 5th Con. of Camden.  After the grandfather’s death, the eldest son, Jacob M. Baker, with his wife, nee Mahala Ann Collier, continued on the farm.  Here also after his father, W. S. Baker lived until, in the fall of 1926, owing to ill health, he sold the farm and moved into the village of Newburgh.  In 1902, he married Louise Sexsmith, daughter of William Sexsmith of the same neighbourhood.  In early youth, Mr. Baker united with the Methodist Church at Wesley and continued a member of the same and the United Church until his death.  All his life, Mr. Baker maintained the Family Altar in his home.  After moving to Newburgh he seemed to improve considerably in healthy, so that his friends hoped that by resting from the strenuous life of active farming he might be spared to live many years.  However, the will of the Lord was not so, for very suddenly after only a brief illness he was not for God took him on Nov 27th 1927.  The funeral service was held in the U. C., Newburgh on Tuesday, Nov. 29th, conducted by his Pastor, Rev. T. H. P. Anderson.  A very large gathering of his former friends and neighbours was present.  Interment was in the family plot in the cemetery at Camden V., where with the only two children born to him, await the Resurrection morning.  There are left to mourn, his widow, one brother, A. C. Baker of Napanee, and one sister, Mrs. R. B. Price of Camden.  A quiet unassuming man, industrious and a good neighbour, a faithful member of the Church of God, his presence will be missed, but his life and memory will continue a benediction to all who knew him intimately.

 

1927

Newspaper

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Baldwin,

Cicily Mary

 

BALDWIN, Cicily Mary – At the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston on Monday, May 2, 1977, Cicily Mary Baldwin, Dorland; beloved wife of the late Delbert Baldwin, in her 80th year, dear other of Daly, RR 1 Napanee; Mrs. Lorne Dowling (Marion), Selby; Mrs. Francis DeCarlo (Doris), Cleveland, Ohio; Maurice, Dorland; James, Donald and Norma deceased, dear sister of Mrs. Julia Dowling, Kingston; Mrs. Eugene Kenny, Kingston. Friends may call at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral Mass at St. Linus Church, Bath on Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m. Interment St. Alban’s Cemetery, Adolphustown. Prayers Wednesday at 7 p.m. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

   

May 3 1977

Kingston Whig Standard

Baldwin,

Effie Pearl

  *  see Fitchett, Effie Pearl (nee Baldwin)

Baldwin,

Flossie May

   *  see Parker, Flossie May 

Baldwin,

Miss

   *  see Fitchett, Mrs. Norman (nee Baldwin)

Balfour,

Myrtle

   *  see Allison, Myrtle (nee Balfour)

Ball,

Dora M.

(nee Clapp)

 

Mrs. Dora Ball

The death occurred Monday at the Campbell Nursing Home, Napanee, following an illness of ten days of Dora M. Ball, widow of Overton Ball, general merchant at Bath. She was in her 69th year and had resided in Kingston for several years. Her death occurred following a lengthy illness. Deceased was formerly Dora Clapp.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Young of Adolphustown. Miss Donna G. Young is a granddaughter. Gordon Young is a son-in-law and Mrs. Harry Ellison of Marlbank, as sister.

The funeral will be held from R.J. Reid’s on Wednesday to Bath United Cemetery. Rev. James Robinson will officiate and pall-bearers will be W.W. Hawley, Colin Clarke, Dr. W.W. Sands, Joseph Hawley, Bert Smith and Harry Wemp.

     

Aug 5 1941

Kingston Whig Standard

Ballance,

Alice E.

 

BALLANCE - At her daughter’s residence, Kipling, Sask., on Monday, Nov 20th, 1922, Alice E., Beloved wife of the late Leslie Ballance, Strathcona, aged 62 years.  Interment in the family plot, Newburgh.

   

1922

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Ballance,

Elizabeth

(nee Loyst)

 

MRS. WILLIAM BALLANCE - On Thursday, Oct. 14th, 1915, there passed to the great beyond Elizabeth Loyst, dearly beloved wife of Wm. Ballance, Selby.  Although in the prime of life her strength had been failing for many years, and added to that, for five years was the great affliction of blindness, but in spite of her bodily weakness and blindness, Mrs. Balance was always most cheerful and was never heard to murmur.  Those who came within the influence of her life could not help but be benefited by her patient Christian spirit.  While apparently so weak her wonderful energy kept her up, and she was able to attend St. John’s Church, where her presence was always an inspiration for good, five weeks before her death.  Having spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity, there are hosts of friends who extend to the bereaved family sincerest sympathy.  There are left to mourn such a devoted wife and mother her husband, three sons and two daughters, Frank, Clarence and Esse at home, and Mrs. Fred Knapp and Stanley, of Napanee.  The funeral service was held in St. John’s church where for many years, Mrs. Ballance had been so faithful a member and regular communicant, on Saturday 16th October, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family pot, Selby.  The floral offerings from family and friends were most beautiful.

 

1915

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Ballance,

Helen Marie

  *  see Young, Helen Marie (nee Ballance)

Ballance,

Mrs. Robert

(nee Newman)

 

BALLANCE - In Deseronto, April 13, Mrs. Robert Ballance, sister of Mr. Fred Newman, Picton.

 

OBITUARY - MRS. ROBERT BALLANCE

Mrs. Balance, a resident of Deseronto for about three years, passed away at her home on Monday, April 13th.  Mrs. Balance, who had not enjoyed good health for some considerable time, had, however, been confined to her bed but for a short time.

Born at Colebrooke, her maiden name was Newman.  She received her education from Newburgh Academy after which she taught school for some time.  In the year 1885 she was married to Mr. Robert Ballance, who predeceased her nine years ago.  All of their married life was spent in or near Selby.

Surviving are her four daughters, Misses Florence and Vera, former teachers at Cherry Valley and Picton who lived with their mother, Mrs. Aylsworth, of Madoc, and Mrs. W. H. Smith, of Schenectady, N.Y.; all of whom were with her at the time of her death.  Four sisters also survive, Mrs. Loan, Mrs. Sawyer and Miss Augusta Newman, all of 512 Hamlin St., Watertown, N.Y.; and Mrs. Jas. McCormick, of Switzerville.  One brother, Mr. Fred Newman, of Picton, is also living.

Mrs. Ballance had made many warm friends and was loved by all who knew her.  Though she suffered much at times, she never allowed her physical condition to disturb her bright wit or to cast a shadow over her cheery face.  Always it was a pleasure to visit this charming lady and the place now left vacant by her death will be felt, not only by her immediate family, who have the sympathy of the community at this time, but by all who were privileged to know her.

 

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Ballance,

Robert

 

BALLANCE - At Selby, on Thursday, August 17th, 1922, Robert Ballance, aged 66 years and 6 months.

    

1922

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Bannister,

Maggie

BANNISTER - At Bloomfield, March 18, Maggie Bannister, aged sixty-five years.

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

Barage,

Catharine

   * see Spencer, Catharine

Barbary,

Jane Ann

(nee Rikely)

 

JANE ANN RIKELY - wife of the late Richard Barbary, of Sydney township, died at the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. M. Rikely, Hayburn, on the 7th  of Feb. Deceased was a quiet Christian woman, much respected by all who knew her and had reached the ripe old age of 82 years.

 

1905

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Barber,

William

   *  see Article - 1818 Ernestown Drowning

Barber,

Jane Ann

 

BARBER - At South Fredericksburgh, on February 7th, Mrs. Jane Ann Barber, aged eighty-three years.

   

Feb 17 1905

Napanee Express

Barbour,

Eva A.

In this city, Dec 5, Eva A. wife of Edward F. Barbour, aged 34 years, 6 months, 27 days.

1922

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Barker,

Abraham

 

DIED - At his residence in the village of Hallowell, on the 1st instant, Abraham Barker, in the 48th year of his age.  Mr. Barker was one of the first founders of the said village, by his industry and perseverance he had acquired a handsome and valuable property, and in his death his family (consisting of a wife and five children) have to deplore the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and parent.

 

Mar 14 1829

Kingston

Chronicle

Barker,

E.B.

 

In the death of E.B. Barker which occurred at his late residence at Gretna on Tuesday evening the township of North Fredericksburgh has lost a citizen who was exceptionally well known and held in the highest of esteem. Mr. Barker had not been in the best of health for nearly four years and was confined to his bed for about four months. The deceased was a native of the village of Westport and was in his seventieth year. For nearly thirty years he resided near Napanee and for the past four years had made his home at Gretna. He pursued farming and was most successful in his chosen calling.

He was a member of the United Church, but had been unable to attend for several years owing to illness.

The funeral service was held this afternoon at the family residence and was conducted by Rev. J.E. Beckel. Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery.

Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn his loss, two sons, Irvine and Obie of Napanee, the latter a member of the staff of the Atlantic and Pacific Stores and two daughters, Mrs. Harry B. Young of Gretna and Mrs. Burkhart of Rockport, N.Y. One brother, William, resides at Westport and there are two sisters, Mrs. Eaton of Toronto and Mrs. Sickler.

     

Oct 20 1932

Kingston Whig Standard

Barker,

Laura Ethel

(nee Loney)

 

Mrs. George A. Barker Dead.  Sad indeed was the taking away of Laura Ethel Loney, wife of George A. Barker, Picton.  Mrs. Barker died at the home of her brother, William Loney, South Marysburgh.  She had gone to the home of her brother to be with the family in their bereavement, a little daughter having been claimed by death, the result of pneumonia.  Mrs. Barker was taken with the disease and in a week’s time was also called.  Mrs. Barker was a daughter of John Loney.

 

Mar 29, 1920

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Barker,

Mary Anna

 

Miss Mary Anna Barker, daughter of the late Abram Barker of Picton, and grand-daughter of David Barker, one of the U.E. Loyalists, who settled at Adolphustown in June 1784, died in Toronto on Tuesday, March 16th, aged seventy-seven years. She had been a resident of Picton until the past four or five years.

    

Mar 25 1897

Daily British Whig

Barnhardt,

George

 

GEORGE BARNHARDT -

Deseronto - Canon J. V. Temple, chaplain to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Indian Reserve near her, officiated at the funeral of all Saints Anglican Church on the Reserve of George Barnhardt, 78, Shannonville.  Mr. Barnhardt, who was born on the Reserve, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Mark J. Hill, after a lengthy illness.  He leaves his wife, the former Elizabeth Hill, and a son, Percy Arthur Barnhardt, and two brothers, Charles, in Pennsylvania, and Hiram, of Deseronto.  Pall bearers were Mark Maracle, Randall Brant, Robert Hill, Max Hill and John Barnhardt.

 

Napanee

Beaver

Aug 5 1964

Barnhardt,

Janet B.

   *  see Rombough, Janet B. (nee Barnhardt)

Barnhardt,

Peter

 

BARNHARDT – At Hay Bay, 2nd April, Peter Barnhardt, aged eighty years.

 

MR. PETER BARNHARDT - A kindly old gentleman, a resident of Hay Bay, passed to his reward, Monday, April 2d, after a well spent life of over eighty years. Deceased was born and spent all his life on the farm on which he died, it being the old Barnhardt homestead. Mr. Barnhardt was quiet in disposition, genial in temperament, wise in judgment and of sterling honesty. He was a kind, indulgent husband and father, and leaves behind him five children, four girls and one son, all of whom are grown up. His wife predeceased him four years ago. His children are: Mrs. J. E. Carscallen, Tamworth, Miss Leah, of Toronto, Miss Laura, now of Tamworth, Miss Lillian and Martin at home. He was an adherent of the Methodist church. He was a great sufferer during his brief illness, but bore it with great patience. The funeral services were conducted at the house on Wednesday, April 4, by his pastor, Rev. Down. A large number of sorrowing friends followed his remains to the Eastern Cemetery vault. He well be much missed, but our loss is his gain.

 

Apr 7 1906

Daily British Whig

 

1906

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Barnhardt,

Mrs. Peter

 

BARNHARDT - At Hay Bay, Monday, Sept. 1st, Mrs. Peter Barnhardt, aged 47 years, 4 months and 22 days.

 

Obituary - Mrs. Peter Barnhardt

died at her home, Hay Bay, Sept 1st, 1902, in the forty eighth year of her age. Deceased was a favourite with all who knew her and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. She was a woman of strong decision of character with decided convictions and fearless expression on all questions, moral, religious and social. She was married to her now sorrowing husband, Peter Barnhardt in 1872, and leaves behind her four sorrowing daughters and one son, Martin, all residing at home, but the eldest daughter, Mrs. J.E. Carscallen, of Tamworth. The funeral took place on Sunday Sept. 7th at Anderson's church, in the presence of a large circle of acquaintances and friends. The cause of death was the fracture of an ankle bone, which gave her four days of terrible suffering. She bore her pains bravely, never once was heard to murmur. She is much missed but our loss is her gain.

  

Sept 19 1902

Napanee Beaver

Barnhardt,

Sarah A.

 

BARNHARDT - At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, April 12th, 1912, Sarah A., wife of the late Samuel Barnhardt, aged 81 years.

     

Apr 19 1912

Napanee Beaver

Barnhardt,

Miss

*  see Seeley, Mrs. Phletus J.(nee Barnhardt)

Barnhart,

Marshall

 

Marshall A. Barnhart

The peaceful passing of Marshall A. Barnhart, an aged and esteemed resident of the Bay district, occurred at his late residence, R.R. 3 Napanee, on December 29, 1953.

He had been in ill health for a number of years, and confined to his bed for the last 12 weeks.

The late Mr. Barnhart was the only son of the late Samuel Barnhart and his wife, the former Sarah Ann Ward. He was born and spent his entire lifetime of 87 years at Anderson, on his farm. He was a member of Anderson United Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former C. Evelyn Salisbury to whom he would have been married 50 years on January 6, 1954, a daughter, Mrs. M.O. Tierney, Napanee; a son, Harold Barnhart, at home; a sister, Mrs. Ella Card, of Anderson, and two grandchildren, Sharon and Thomas Marshall Tierney, of Napanee.

The funeral was held from his late residence at two o'clock on December 31, conducted by student minister J.M. Fleming. The pall-bearers were Earl Chambers, William Clancy, Elvin Fitchett, Hugh Mooney, Orval Fitchett, and Sam Wilson.

Interment was made at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

      

Jan 13 1954

Napanee Beaver

Barnhart,

Peter

 

BARNHART - At Hay Bay, on Monday, April 2nd, 1906, Peter Barnhart, aged 80 years and 2 months.

   

Peter Barnhart, an old and much respected resident of Hay Bay, passed away on Monday, aged 80 years, 2 months. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being placed in the Eastern Cemetery vault.

    

Apr 6 1906

Napanee Express

Barnhart,

Samuel

Samuel Barnhart, Fredericksburgh, buried 24 Aug 1793.

1793

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Barnhart,

Mrs. Samuel

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on the 13th inst., Mrs. Samuel Barnhart, aged 72 years.

     

Nov 15 1873

Daily British Whig

Barnhart,

Samuel

 

BARNHART - At North Fredericksburgh December 27th 1898, Samuel Barnhart, aged 77 years and 4 months.

   

Dec 30 1898

Napanee Beaver

Barrager,

Orville

 

ORVILLE BARRAGER -

The many friends of Orville Barrager were shocked to hear of his passing to his eternal rest at the General Hospital, Toronto, on Sunday, May 29th, after a short illness. 

Orville, who was in his 18th year, was taken ill on the 22nd of May, and when it was found he was suffering with pneumonia, was taken to the General Hospital.  Knowing of his serious condition, the relatives were notified and his mother left immediately to be with him in Toronto, where she stayed until the time of his death, but all that love and medical aid could do proved of no avail.

Orville was born in Madoc, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Barrager, on February 12th, 1914, and came to Napanee with his parents in May, 1914, where he had resided until a year ago, when he went to Toronto.

Deceased received his education at the Napanee Public School and the Collegiate institute, where he won many friends by his genial manner.  The many beautiful floral offerings that banked the casket and room, bore mute testimony to the esteem in which he was held.

The funeral took place from the residence of his parents, Ann Street, on Tuesday, May 31st, Rev. W. P. Woodger, of Grace United church, officiating.  Deceased being a member of that church and Sunday school, prior to his leaving for Toronto.

Rev. Woodger spoke of the pleasant disposition and quiet demeanor of deceased and of the high esteem in which he was held by his many young friends and schoolmates.

He leaves to mourn, besides his sorrowing parents, one sister, Evelyn, and four brothers, Garnet of Toronto;  Harold, of Kincardine; and Ivan and Dorland, at home.

 

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Barrett,

Lucinda

   *  see Burrows, Lucinda 

Bartells,

Wm. J. P.

 

 Wm. J. P. Bartells, Esqre of Fredericksburgh died on [blank] and was buried on [blank] aged [blank] years by me S. Givens.

Witnefses: A. McPherson & J.S. Waller.

  

1833

Parish Register

Tyendinaga

Bartels,

Justes

 

Justes Bartels of the 4th Conc. Tsp of Ernestown, formerly of Helshime, Germany, aged 7 years was buried on his own farm April 25 1852.

     

1852

Anglican Burial Records

Napanee

Bartholomus,

Peter

Peter Bartholomus, Fredericksburgh, buried 26 Sept 1790.

1790

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Bartles,

Augustus

 

At Ernest Town on Thursday, the 21st ult. of a prevailing fever, Mr. Augustus Bartles, aged 18 years, 7 months, and 26 days; his loss is much lamented by his relatives and all who knew him.

 

Sept 5 1828

Kingston Gazette & Religious Advocate

Bartlet,

Nancy

 

DIED - In this town on the 11th instant, MRS NANCY BARTLET, consort of SMITH BARTLET Esq. in the 36th year of her age.  A gradual decline, of nearly two years, terminated her active and useful life.  On the 14th her remains were attended to the place of interment, by the inhabitants of the town generally, with every mark of sympathy and respect.

Mrs. Bartlet possessed a sensible and discriminating mind engaging manners and ready vivacity.  With versatile powers and inflexible perseverance, she accomplished more in half the allotted term of life, than the less ardent and energetic, in the full period of three score years and ten.  An exemplary wife and a devoted mother in the domestic circle she shone pre-eminently.  There her affections and her virtues centered.  There “her duties walked their daily round.”  For her family, her exertions were unwearied.  To them her thoughts and her attentions were dedicated, and even the alternate prevalence of hope and fear, arising from the variable nature of her disease, could scarcely abate her solicituded for those who were most dear.  For them she had lived; and in the affection of her husband and the fair promise of her children, her heart was reaping its reward.  Thus blest and blessing, she was summoned to resign this life and all its endearments and most flattering prospects.  A humble trust in a reconciled God enabled her to receive the summons with submission, and to meet the king of terrors without dismay.

 

Kingston

Chronicle

Feb 19 1819

Bartlett,

Arthur Joseph

 

Bartlett, Arthur Joseph - At the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Saturday, October 6, 1979, Arthur J. Bartlett, RR 2 Napanee, beloved husband of Agatha Punchard, dear father of Mrs. Carl Haight (Jean) and Mrs. Marjorie Prout, RR 1 Bath; Mrs. Donald Benn (Anne) and Herbert, RR 2 Napanee; Mrs. Mabel Magee, Kingston; lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for Service in the Funeral Home on Monday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. David Kirby officiating. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery, Sandhurst. Friends will be received Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to the Cancer society or the L and A Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

 

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Bartlett,

Charles E.

 

Obituary - Chas. E. Bartlett

One of Napanee's most progressive merchants and most highly esteemed citizens passed away on Monday evening last of consumption. His death was not unexpected, as he had been very low for some days and has not been in good health for about a year and had been gradually failing. Deceased was born in Kingston 42 years ago, spending most of his early days at his father's farm in Adolphustown. About 35 years ago the family moved to Napanee, where his father became a well-known builder and contractor. About 26 years ago he married Miss Della Blewett, daughter of the late James Blewett who, with his family of eight children, remain to mourn his untimely death. Deceased had for a long number of years carried on a grain business in Napanee, also dealing in hogs. Some years ago he purchased the coal business formerly carried on by Thos. Stewart, which he has since conducted. He was also largely interested in the cheese business, having several factories in this vicinity, also in farming. In politics he was a Conservative and in religion a member of the Church of England. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 to the church of St. Mary Magdalene and from there to the eastern cemetery. The services in the church were conducted by Rev. Rural Dean Jarvis, assisted by the surpliced choir. The church was filled with friends and relatives of the deceased, who came to pay their last respects to the dead. The members of the two Oddfellow Lodges in Napanee and the members of the A.O.U.W. Lodge attended the funeral in a body, showing their respect for their deceased brother. After the services in the church the remains were placed on the lawn of the church, where the beautiful and solemn funeral service of the Oddfellows was performed by the Noble Grand and Chaplain of Napanee Lodge, No. 86, Mr. W.A. Frizzell and Rev. W.W. Peck, the members of the order forming a circle round the casket and assisting. Many floral tributes testified to the respect and esteem entertained for the deceased. Mr. Bartlett's two brothers, Mr. Fred Bartlett, of Peterborough, and Mr. Albert Bartlett, of Rochester, were also present at the funeral. By the death of Mr. Bartlett half of the debt of the English church will be paid, as Mr. Bartlett was one of those whose lives were insured by the church for that purpose.

 

Nov 23 1900

Napanee Express

Bartlett,

Joseph Edward

 

BARTLETT – At the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, April 10, 1959, Joseph Edward Bartlett, beloved husband of the late Jane parker, dear father of Arthur of Dorland; Norman Charles of Belleville, in his 89th year. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sandhurst on Monday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Findlater, Adolphustown officiating. Interment St. Paul’s Cemetery.

    

Apr 11 1959

Kingston Whig Standard

Bartley,

Eleanor

Eleanor, wife of Josias Bartley, Fredericksburgh, buried 10 Mar 1793.

1793

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Bartley,

Eliza

(nee Douglas)

 

BARTLEY - At North Fredericksburgh, on Tuesday, February 28th, 1928, Eliza Douglas, relict of the late Robert Bartley, aged 87 years and 4 months.

    

Mrs. Eliza Bartley.

The death took place on Tuesday February 28th of a n old and highly esteemed resident of North Fredericksburgh, in the person of Eliza Douglas, relict of the late Capt. Robert Bartley, in her 88th year.

Deceased was born in Ireland in 1840 and came to Canada with her parents at the age of seven.

She was well known in Napanee and the surrounding district, where she had a host of friends, who will regret to learn of her passing.

Deceased had been a patient sufferer for a number of years and all that loving hands and medical aid could do was done to relieve her suffering. Her life has been a long season of faithful, loving service to her home and family.

The funeral was held from her late residence on the York Road, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, to Riverview Cemetery, Napanee, and was largely attended. Rev. W.P. Woodger, of Grace United Church conducted the service after which the remains were placed in the vault to await burial in the spring.

The pall bearers were Messrs. James and Albert Bartley and A. Decker of Erie, Pa., J. Samson, of Newburgh; E. Bartley, of Napanee, and W. Brasn, of Gananoque.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter, James and Albert, of Erie, Pa., and Mrs. Jennie Smith, at home.

 

Old Resident Dead

The death took place on Tuesday of an old and highly esteemed resident of North Fredericksburgh in the person of Eliza Douglas, relict of the late Capt. Robert Bartley, in her 88th year.

Deceased was well known in Napanee and the surrounding district, where she had a host of friends, who will regret to learn of her passing.

The funeral services will be held on Friday from her late residence, York Road. Interment will be made at Riverview cemetery.

    

Mar 2 1928

Napanee Beaver

 

Mar 9 1928

Napanee Beaver

 

 Mar 1 1928

Kingston Whig Standard

Bartley,

Elizabeth

   *  see Beggs, Elizabeth (nee Bartley)

Bartley,

Rebecca

(nee Curtis)

 

Obituary - Mrs. Rebecca Bartley

One of the highest and most respected residents of North Fredericksburgh passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Laughlin, Deseronto, on July 31st, in the person of Mrs. Rebecca Bartley at the age of nearly 82 years. Deceased whose maiden name was Rebecca Curtis, was born at Harlowe, Ont.,  one of a large family of which three remain, Mrs. C.H. Bedingfield, of Maple, Ont., and Mrs. J.E. Sexsmith of Richmond Township, are sisters, and one brother John Curtis, living near Northbrook, Ont. She was one of a loving disposition, and thoughtful of others. A loving mother and a true friend to everyone. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but was as well as usual until on the Friday preceeding her passing, when she suffered a stroke and in spite of loving hands to minister and the doctor's care she quietly slipped away on Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. She leaves to mourn her loss three children, Margaret (Mrs. Peter Laughlin), Maude (Mrs. John Galt), and Edward, from whose home the funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at Bethany United Church. She also leaves three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The service was conducted by the minister, Mr. Beckel, who had visited her several times. He spoke very feelingly of the true christian spirit she possessed and of her hope of heaven. The casket was covered with many floral tributes, which showed the esteem in which she was held by her family and others. Her husband predeceased her 22 years and her son, Charlie, was drowned in Lake Superior 29 years ago. Another son died in infancy. Her remains were laid to rest in Bethany cemetery by the side of her husband. The pallbearers were H.H. Galt, Archie Amey, W.C. Joyce, Ed Conger, Jas. Davis and M.H. Martin.

     

Aug 8 1934

Napanee Beaver

Bass,

Justice

 

JUSTICE BASS - Brother Justice Bass was born on the 25th of November, 1818, and died on the 24th day of January, 1887, leaving an aged widow, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  He spent the greater part of his life in the township of Augusta, where he was much respected by all classes of the people.  Like his brother James, whose obituary notice appeared in the CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN, January 6th, he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Augusta for over fifty years.  He lived a life in Christ so true and pure, that one might follow him through this life as he followed his Master, not simply in form, but with strong faith in Christ; having believed for many years that true happiness is found only in Christ, he had great peace and was not disappointed when death came.  He successfully held the office of steward in the church for several years, until his son, J. W. Bass, entered into his labors. He lived to see nearly all his children converted and members of the Methodist Church.  His death was sudden.  He retired to rest on Saturday evening, January 22nd, as well as usual; on the following Monday morning he was numbered with the dead.  On being reminded that he was very ill and it was probable that death would soon release him from his sufferings, he said; “I am ready to go any minute.”  He died trusting in Christ.  At his funeral a large number of people gathered in the Methodist Church showing their sympathy for the bereaved and their respect for the deceased.  [signed]  S. G. Phillips

 

March 9 1887

The Christian Guardian

Bassett,

Effie

(nee Lapointe)

 

The Late Mrs. Bassett

The sudden death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. James McMurrin, Thomas Street, Napanee, on Saturday, of Mrs. Effie Bassett, who had been residing in Napanee for the past twelve years.

Mrs. Bassett, who was in her 81st year, had been in poor health for some time, but her death was unexpected and occurred suddenly while she was assisting with the housework.

Mrs. Bassett was born in Adolphustown and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brock Lapointe. When a child she moved with her parents to Petrolia, where she later married. For some time she and her husband resided in Toledo, Ohio, but after her husband's death she returned to Petrolia, where she lived until she came to Napanee twelve years ago. While in Napanee she was a member of St. Andrew's Church congregation and later of Trinity United Church.

She is survived by her sister, Mrs. McMurrin and one brother, John Lapointe, Port Huron, Mich. She also leaves three step-children.

A funeral service was held at the home of Mrs. McMurrin, late Sunday afternoon and Mrs. Bassett's body was taken later to Petrolia, where burial was made on Monday.

   

Oct 21 1942

Napanee Beaver

Bates,

Charles W. B.

Suddenly at West Point, Ont., on Saturday, Aug. 6th, Charles W. G. Bates of Ottawa

1921

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Bates,

Rev. Martin J.

 

Another of the prominent men in the Methodist ministry passed to rest on Friday evening, January 16th 1914, in the person of martin J. Bates, of Napanee.  Deceased was sixty-one years of age, and had spent thirty some years in the Methodist ministry. Three years ago he was forced to retire, on account of ill health.  For some little time he had been confined to the hospital.  The reverend gentleman had served at Cataraqui, Adolphustown, Yarker, Tamworth.  He had been at Bath up until three years ago, when he moved to Napanee.  Thirteen years of his life was spent as Conference Evangelist, his work as such extending over more than one Conference and into California.  He was superannuated four years ago.  The remains will be sent to Montreal for cremation, the ashes will then be placed in the family plot at Cataraqui.  The funeral, which was private, was conducted on Saturday afternoon in Kingston by Rev. S. Sellery, assisted by six other ministers.  The deceased is survived by a widow.

 

1914

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Batson,

Mrs. Benjamin

(nee Chambers)

 

The announcement today of the death of Mrs. Batson, wife of Mr. Benjamin Batson, of this city, will be received with sincere regret by a great many residents of Ottawa, where she resided for many years previous to her demise. The deceased lady was a daughter of Mr. Chambers of Kingston, and was first married to Mr. Geo. Aird, of this city. Some time after the death of her first husband, she was united to Mr. Batson. Throughout her long residence in this city, the deceased lady was widely known and respected for her many amiable qualities and the unostentatious discharge of the duties of life. Her loss will be severely felt, and her sorrowing family have the deepest sympathy of a large circle of friends. [**Written in - Feb. 25th  1880**]

 

1880

From the  Watson Scrapbooks

Bauder,

Richard

 

Richard Bauder aged seven months, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bauder of Pittsburg, died at the home of his parents on Thursday.  The funeral takes place to Cataraqui cemetery on Saturday.

 

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

Baxter,

Alice

(nee Herrington)

 

BAXTER - At Yarker, Ont., on Friday, July 28th, 1911, Alice Herrington, widow of the late Arthur Baxter, in the 61st year of her age.  Services and interment at Yarker on July 31st 1911.

 

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Baxter,

Miss

   *  see Parks, Mrs. William (nee Baxter)

Beasley,

Frances May

 

BEASLEY - At North Fredericksburgh, on Tuesday, July 4th, Frances May Beasley, aged 5 years.

 

BEASLEY – At Gosport, July 3rd, Frances May, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beasley, aged five years and five months.

    

July 6 1905

Napanee Express

 

July 10 1905

Daily British Whig

Beasley,

Percy

 

Beasley - At North Fredericksburgh, Feb 1st, 1899, Percy, infant son of Mr. Edward Beasley, aged 1 year and 21 days.

  

Feb 3 1899

Napanee Beaver

Beasley,

Reginald

 

Beasley - Drowned at North Fredericksburgh, on Sunday, June 12th, 1921, Reginald Beasley, of Adolphustown, aged 24 years, 5 months.

 

Drowned While Bathing -

Reginald Beasley, a young farmer of Adolphustown, was drowned at the sand banks about a mile down the river on Sunday morning.  Mr. Beasley, with a number of other men were bathing and he evidently took a cramp and sank in fifteen feet of water.  His companions immediately tried to render assistance, but it was nearly two hours before the body was recovered.  Master Harry McCumber found the body and Master Willie Maracle brought the body to the surface by diving.  The remains were taken to Messrs Ming & Hambly’s undertaking parlors.  Mr. Beasley was a returned soldier and some time ago purchased the Buck farm in Adolphustown through the soldiers’ settlement board.  He expected to be married next month to a daughter of Mr. Boomhower who is living on the Spencer farm, where deceased was spending the weekend.

 

ADOLPHUSTOWN -

A sad fatality occurred on Sunday morning last, when a bright young life was lost to our community, in the death of Reginald Beasley.  Reggie, with a few companions, was bathing in the Napanee river, when suddenly he sank to the bottom, where his body was recovered some hours later.  Reggie enlisted for overseas service in the early stages of the war, with the local corps, and his faithfulness and bravery were recognized by his winning the D. C. M.  The funeral took place from S. Alban’s church on Tuesday afternoon, a large congregation being present to show their sympathy with the bereaved family.  The bearers were Messrs. M. Anions, H. Smith, A. Hines, G. Gurney, F. Goddard and W. McCrudden, all being in soldier uniform.  Interment was made in S. Alban’s churchyard.

 

Reginald Beasley, Adolphustown, Drowned In the Napanee River on Sunday Morning

Reginald Beasley, aged twenty-one years, son of George Beasley, Adolphustown, was drowned n the Napanee river at Napanee on Sunday morning. He could not swim very well and got beyond his depth and went down. The accident occurred about 11 o’clock and the body was recovered three hours later by Wilkey Markle.

Three younger boys were in bathing with Beasley at the time of the accident. They noticed that he went down and never came up and they rushed for help, but when aid did arrive, it was too late. Chief of Police Barrett was notified of the unfortunate affair and with several others, commenced a search for the body of the young man and as already stated, Wilkey Markle found the body.

Deceased served overseas and for some time since returning home had been engaged in drawing milk to the cheese factory. He was a fine young man, well liked by all his acquaintances.

Dr. Cowan, coroner, was notified of the affair, but after learning of the circumstances decided that an inquest was unnecessary.

A very sad incident in connection with the affair is that the deceased was engaged to a young lady residing in Napanee and he was spending the weekend in Napanee to be with her.

 

June 14 1921

Napanee

Express

 

June 21 1921

Napanee

Beaver

 

June 16 1921

Weekly British Whig

Beatty,

Phoebe Ann

   *  see Corran, Phoebe Ann

Beaverstock,

Rhoda

 

Beaverstock - In South Fredericksburgh, Jan. 28th, 1899, Rhoda Beaverstock, aged 75 years.

   

[under 'Sillsville' column] In deep regret, we announce the death of Mrs. Charles Beaverstock, who passed away on the 28th of Jan. Deceased leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss.

  

Feb 3, 1899

Napanee Beaver

Bedell,

Ida Eleanor

   *  see Bowerman, Ida Eleanor

Beeman,

Milton Ira  Dr.

 

 

THE LATE DR. M.I. BEEMAN – The death occurred at Newburgh, on Saturday last, of Dr. Milton I. Beeman, one of the village’s most respected citizens.  Milton Ira Beeman was born at Selby, Ont., on September 23rd. 1851.  In early life he attended the school of his birthplace, and later the Grammar Schools at Newburgh and Napanee.  In 1867 he obtained a First Class certificate from the County Board of Trustees, and taught school for over two years.  From 1869 to 1873 he attended the Toronto School of Medicine, and graduated from Toronto University in the latter year, obtaining a silver medal.  He began the practice of medicine in Selby, and in the Spring of 1874 opened an office in Centreville, remaining there until 1893, when he moved to Newburgh, where he has practiced his profession ever since.  In the year 1878 he married Lillian Henault. A family of six children survive. The children are;  Mrs. H. E. Paul, Fort William, Ont.;  Mrs. J. K Fraser, Cobourg, Ont.;  Gilbert, Captain in the R.C.A. Halifax, N.S.;  Harry, conducting a real estate business at Fort William, Ont., and Mary and Louise, at home.  The late Dr. Beeman was an adherent of the Methodist church, a Conservative in politics, and was for some years Secretary-Treasurer of the Liberal-Conservative association of Addington. He was a member of the Ontario Medical Association, being vice-President for one year; also a member of the Canadian Medical Association and the British Medical Association.  From 1908 to 1912, he was a valued member of the Provincial Board of Health of Ontario.  In 1874 he became a member of the Masonic Order, and was a Past Master of Victoria Lodge, No. 199, Centreville, and Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 146, Newburgh.  He was also Past Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Lodge of Canada.  He was also Surgeon of the 47th Batt. Frontenac Infantry, and retired in 1899 with rank of major, after fifteen years of faithful service.  Deceased took considerable interest in municipal affairs, and served his village for two years as Reeve, and for many years on the Council Board and School board.  The funeral, which was under Masonic Auspices, was held on Monday afternoon, many outside members of the Order attending.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Beggs,

Elizabeth

(nee Bartley)

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Beggs, of North Fredericksburgh died on Saturday last, aged thirty-three years. Deceased was a  daughter of Capt. Bartley and leaves to mourn her early demise one little daughter aged eight years. She had been ailing for more than a year with a throat affection, which baffled the best medical skill. The funeral will take place today at one o'clock to the Western cemetery vault.

   

June 29 18987

Daily British Whig

Beggs,

Nancy

   *  see Galt, Nancy (nee Beggs)

Bell,

Aylsworth Perry

Bowen

 

OBITUARY - Aylsworth Perry Bowen Bell. 

The subject of this sketch, Aylsworth Perry Bowen Bell, was born in the Township of Camden, County of Addington, Ont., on the farm now owned by Alfred M. Bell on the last day of November, 1840.  He has always lived near his birthplace, with exception of the past three years, which he spent with his children in the Canadian West and in Michigan.  He was the seventh son of John and Sarah Bell, who both predeceased him.  There was a large family of children, eight sons and four daughters, and “Bowen” as he was familiarly known, was the last to pass out.  Mr. Bell was married to Thressa Breault, of Camden on July 3rd 1864, thus they celebrated their golden wedding more that a year and a half ago.   To this union was born six sons and three daughters.  Besides one boy who died in infancy, there have also passed to their reward, Amelia in 1906, and Seymour in 1910, thus leaving besides the heartbroken widow, who also is stricken in years, four sons, Elwell, of Napanee; Wellington of Saskatchewan;  Rev. E. Frazer of Freemont, Mich.;  Rev. Aylsworth B., of Buffalo Centre, Iowa, and two daughters, Bathilda and Edith, also of Saskatchewan.   Mr. Bell has always been a consistent member of the Methodist Church, having been converted in his youth at revival meetings held at Lynn, by his brother, Rev. J. D. Bell.  He was educated at Newburgh Academy, graduating from there with a second class teachers certificate when he was 19 years of age.  He taught school for several years before settling upon his farm at Wesley.  Mr. Bell is a man who is widely known and highly respected by all, old and young and will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.  He was a hardworking and dutiful father and a faithful husband, and will be missed by one and all.  Truly we can say of him, “Thou shalt be missed because thy place will be vacant.”  No task was too hard and no sacrifice too great for him if the happiness of his family were concerned, and while we miss father and mourn him as gone from us, yet we can only remember that the Good Gardener has just seen fit to transplant our loved one in that great expanse where he may develop and grow in happiness and felicity throughout eternity.   And so while we say sadly, “good-bye father”, yet we also add, your life was an inspiration to us to live, so as to meet you with all our loved ones in that better land.  Mr. Bell passed away December 24th, 1915, at his home in Napanee.  Funeral took place there from on Sunday Dec. 26th at 2 o’clock.  Thus all that is mortal of one we loved has been bid away, but his memory shall be green as long as we live, for form the sundown of his long and useful life shall remain that beautiful afterglow that will lighten the pathway of many a way-worn traveller.

 

1915

Newspaper Clipping

Bell,

Bowen E.

 

OBITUARY - THE LATE BOWEN E. BELL -

The early hours of Monday, January 23rd, 1939, witnessed the peaceful passing of the late Bowen E. Bell, 57 Jackman Avenue, Toronto in his eighty-second year.  The deceased had been ailing for a short time but had recovered sufficiently to be able to sit up or move quietly around his room.  A few hours after enjoying his Sunday evening meal, he was overcome by a heart seizure and passed away before morning.

The deceased was the third son of the late William E. and Mercy Aylesworth Bell, and was born on a farm in Ernesttown.  He preferred a business life and after his marriage to Miss Ada E. Lake, third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Silas Lake, Morven, they moved to Trenton and entered into the grocery business.  Two children were born to them, a son S. Arthur who predeceased his father three years ago, and a daughter Hazel, Mrs. W. A. Reid, Toronto.  Then they moved to Toronto and Mr. Bell owned and operated a splendid business on Broadview Ave.  Later he retired and purchased a beautiful residence on Jackman Ave., where he passed away after a long and useful life.

The subject of this sketch was a life-long conservative, and early in life identified himself with the Methodist church, and it was his joy and delight to attend Divine services and do his part to carry on the work of the Church.

The funeral service was held on Wednesday at the Bell residence in charge of his pastor, assisted by another minister a friend of the family.  He leaves to mourn his passing his dearly beloved wife, his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Reid, and Mr. Reid, his daughter-in-law Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, and Dorothy;  his sister, Mrs. S. Fralick, Morven, one brother-in-law, Mr. S. P. Hinch, Carman, Man., and three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Millicent Bell, Detroit;  Mrs. Margaret Sexsmith and Mrs. Alice Robertson, Toronto.  Four brothers and three sisters predeceased him several years ago.

 

Scrapbook

Clipping

Bell,

Edward Frazer

 

Native Napanee Dies in States -

Rev. Fraser Bell One Time “Y” Assistant Here -

Word has been received here of the death at Toulon, Ill., of a former resident of Kingston in the person of Rev. E. Frazer Bell, nephew of the late William P. Bell, former Kingston photographer, and a first cousin of the late Dr. John Bell, who was a former mayor of Kingston.  His death occurred following a gradual decline in health over a period of more than a year.  He was minister of Toulon congregational church.  He was 62.

Born in Canada -

Rev. Edward Frazer Bell was a son of Aylesworth Perry Bell and Theresa Breault Bell and was born February 18, 1878, near Napanee.  He was one of a family of nine children.

He was educated in Newburg High School and at the Toronto University and Bible School.

His ministerial career was started in Northern Ontario and he later was engaged in missionary work in the lumber camps of Michigan.  He was ordained in 1907.

Honorary Legion Member -

For 18 months during the World War, Rev. Mr. Bell served as athletic director in Y.M.C.A. work at Camp Taylor, at Louisville, Kentucky.  For his record in this work he was made an honorary member of the American Legion.

He was a member of Toulon Lodge No. 93 A.F. & A.M., and at the time of his death was chairman of the advisory board of the Central West association of Congregational and Christian churches.  He also had served as moderator of the Central West group and had held many other responsible offices in various church organizations.

He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Hogeboom December 4, 1900, at Napanee.  To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Paul Yoe of Mount Morris, and Mrs. John Smithback of Madison, Wisconsin, both of whom survive.  Mrs. Bell died March 1, 1912.

June 23, 1914, he was married to Miss Mary Jeanette Epler at Indianapolis, who survives.

Besides his wife and two daughters, he is survived by seven grandchildren, Richard, John, Bruce, Jimmie and Sue Helen Smithback of Madison, Wisconsin, and Frazer and John Edward Yoe of Mount Morris:  also one brother.  Rev. Aylesworth B. Bell of Blue Island, and two sisters, Mrs. George Campsall of Young, Sask., and Mrs. E. J. May of Toronto.

Funeral rites were conducted at the Congregational church.  Toulon stores, business houses and offices closed from 2 to 3 p.m. during the services and the large auditorium and adjoining rooms of the church were almost inadequate to accommodate the large concourse of friends of the deceased minister.

Deceased worked for a time as assistant secretary of the Kingston Y.M.C.A. when he was first married. He was a cousin of the late John W. Bell, formerly M.P. of Desmond.

 

ca 1940

Scrapbook

Clipping

Bell,

Eva Eliza

 

Death of Mrs. J. S. Bell -- Mrs. Eva Eliza Bell, widow of the late J. S. Bell, Fredericksburgh, died on Tuesday evening, January 12, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. McN. Downey, aged eighty-three years and two months. Deceased was in poor health for the past few months and a great sufferer from a tubercular trouble, which she bore with Christian patience and fortitude. Deceased leaves three daughters, Mrs. A. McN. Downey, Napanee; Mrs. Dr. Badgley, Toronto, and Mrs. Fred Asselstine, Seattle, Wash. The sons are: Charles, Vancouver; Samuel, Dakota; John, Winnipeg; Frank, Rose City, Mich., and Fred A. Bell, Deseronto, and one sister, Mrs. R.J. Wright, Napanee. The funeral took place Friday afternoon to Riverside Cemetery vault.

 

1909

From the Hough Scrapbooks

 

Jan 14 1909

Daily British Whig

Bell,

Flora

Flora Bell, Fredericksburgh, buried 12 Nov 1795.

1795

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Bell,

Flora

Flora, dau of Duncan and Anna Bell, Fredericksburgh, buried 3 Feb 1802.

1802

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Bell,

Horatio Fraser

 

BELL - AT Desmond on Tues. Nov 15th, 1932, Horatio F. Bell, in his 74th year.  Funeral will be held on Thursday November 17 at 2 p.m. at Desmond Church.

 

OBITUARY - THE LATE H. F. BELL -

The death of Horatio Fraser Bell occurred at his home, Desmond, on Tuesday, November 15th.  He had been in failing health for the last two months and his passing came peacefully and quietly, without suffering.  The deceased was the son of the late Fraser and Chissey Bell, pioneers of that community.  He was born on April 11th, 1858, and lived all his life on the old homestead at Desmond, being the youngest of a family of five children.  John A. Bell, who for a number of years represented Addington in the federal parliament, was a brother, also James S. Bell; and two sisters, Nellie and Anna, all of whom predeceased him some years ago.  His wife also predeceased him seventeen months ago. 

Deceased was a successful farmer which occupation he followed all his life, and his home was always open to the hospitality of his friends, being identified with the United Church and also a member of the Trustee Board.  He was also one of the prime movers in rural telephone and helped to establish the telephone system in his community, over a quarter of a century ago, with the organization of the Desmond Rural Telephone Company.  He held the office of president for a number of years.

He leaves to mourn his loss, one son, Fred, and wife and three grandsons, Ralph, Howard, Norman, who also reside on the old homestead.  The funeral service was held in Desmond United Church on Thursday afternoon, November 17th, and the remains were interred in the family plot of the Bell cemetery.  The service was conducted by the Rev. D. M. Stinson, pastor, who took for his text the 15th chapter of first Corinthians, 57th verse.  The choir was assisted by Mrs. Alvin Allen, Mr. Earl Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wartman.  Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wartman also contributed a beautiful duet, in addition to the appropriate music by the choir.

The same pall-bearers officiated as at his wife’s funeral, namely Messrs. M. King, D. Haley, A. McKeown, O. Drew, Frank Switzer and Fred Switzer.  The large number present and the many floral tributes were expressive of the esteem in which the deceased was held.

 

1932

Newspaper

Clipping

Bell,

John

 

DEATH OF JOHN BELL, K.C. – SENIOR CONSULTING SOLICITOR OF THE GRAND TRUNK – Ha Practised Law in Canada for Fifty-six Years, Most of the Time as Solicitor for the Grand Trunk Railway.  (G.N.W. Press Despatch)  Belleville, July 5 – Mr. John Bell, K.C., senior consulting solicitor of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, died at an early hour this morning.  Deceased was in his 84th year, and was born in Tyrone county, Ireland, on June 10 1822.  When ten years of age, with his parents, he came to Canada and made Kemptville, Ont., his home, where he received his early education.  He subsequently graduated from Victoria University, and afterward studied law in Toronto with the late Chief Justice Haggerty and Hon. John Crawford, passing with credit.  He commenced practicing in this city in 1849.  On Oct. 2 1852, he was appointed solicitor for the Grand Trunk Railway, and in 1866 was created a Q.C.  He was also for many years solicitor for the county of Hastings and The Merchants’ Bank.  Mrs. Bell died some two months ago.  A family of four daughters, all of whom reside in this city, survive.  They are:  Mrs. H.B. Rathbun, Mrs. R.E. Lazier, Mrs. W. Chisholm and Miss Alice.

 

Ca 1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Bell,

Mrs. John Albert

(nee Lloyd)

 

Obituary - Mrs. John Albert Ball

It is with sorrow that we report the death of Mrs. John Albert Bell, which took place at her home, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 28th, 1926, following a brief illness. She was the daughter of godly parents, namely, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Lloyd, who were devoted members of the Wesleyan Methodist church. It was on July 9th, 1854, in North Fredericksburgh Township, that she was born into this Christian home, surrounded with the atmosphere of a living and vital religion in her parents' lives. It is not surprising that at the early age of 9 years, she experienced a new found joy in her own conversion and consecration to Jesus Christ as her Saviour, and in His service she continued with all diligence to add to her knowledge, virtue, grace and godliness.

In the year 1879, she was united in marriage to Mr. John Albert Bell. This proved to be a most happy union of two lives consecrated to their Saviour's service, and continued to strengthen through their varied experiences of 47 years of married life. In part perhaps this was due to the fact that during their courtship days, she by her Christian influence, won him to the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus one in heart, life and ideals, they walked the way of life most happily together. However, on Tuesday evening, December 28th, this happy bond was broken; our consolation is "She is not for God took her" - "Servant of God well done, Thy glorious warfare's past, The battle's fought, the race is won, And thou art crowned at last."

From her earliest years she manifested a zealous desire to follow in the paths of righteousness and thus pressing on in this way developed a noble, pure and beautiful character, which eventually brought forth much fruit in strenuous and untiring labours for the church of her choice. For many years she has been an ardent supporter of Christian stewardship of her means, time and personality. This explains why she was always willing, not only to be a member of our Women's Missionary Society, Ladies' Aid, Sunday School and class, but an energetic leader and worker in all our church enterprises. She was one to whom we could look in our problems for wise counsel and guidance. Her restless activity and youthfulness of spirit made us feel that she was younger than years would say. But now her voice is silent and her heart and hands are at rest. Is it possible for such a life to cease without it being most sadly missed? No. In her home her saintly influence counted greatly through all the years, as a true helpmate to her husband and a loving mother to her children. Though not too robust in health, yet she maintained a spirit of cheerfulness that was an inspiration to her husband, children and grandchildren, who will remember her with loving hearts, for her devoted and unselfish life, her large-heartedness, and wise counsels.

The funeral service, conducted by her Pastor, was very largely attended and was very fittingly held in the Brick Church,, Morven, being the place of worship that her father helped to build over fifty years ago; also for the reason that ever since her childhood, it has been her church home, and very rarely was she absent from the Sunday School, Class, or public worship in this church when she was physically able to be present. Her regularity in attending and attentiveness to the preaching of the gospel has always been an inspiration to her Pastor.

She will be greatly missed, not only in her home, but from our church and kindred societies, also from the circle of our neighbourhood, for we feel that every phase of our community life has been enriched by her life.

Of her immediate relatives, he leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Mr. John Albert Bell, and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sharp, and her grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Sam Bell and Mrs. M.N. Empey.

      

Jan 14 1927

Napanee Beaver

Bell,

John S.

 

John S. Bell, one of the oldest residents of North Fredericksburgh, died at his home, Kingston Road, in Saturday morning at the ripe age of eighty-four years and four months. The deceased was of old U.E. Loyalist stock, and lived all his life in the township of Fredericksburgh. He was widely known and very highly respected. Mr. Bell had been in feeble health for about four years, and his death was a gradual breaking up. An aged widow survives. The funeral will take place today.

    

Apr 2 1900

British Whig

Bell,

Louvia E.

   * see Milling, Louvia E.

Bell,

Lydia

(nee Hambly)

 

BELL - At North Fredericksburgh, on Sunday, Feb. 19th, 1928, Mrs. Lydia Bell, aged 70 years.

 

Obituary - Mrs. Thomas Bell

At Hay Bay, North Fredericksburgh, on Sunday morning, February 19th, at her late home, Lydia Hambly, beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Bell, passed to her reward, after a brief illness with pneumonia.

Mrs. Bell was a daughter of the late Mary and John Hambly, of Bethany, and was one of twelve children, four sisters and four brothers of whom still survive. She lived her whole life of over seventy years in this neighbourhood, and for many years has been a valued member of Bethany Methodist Church.

In 1891 she married Thomas Bell, and has lived at her late home since that happy event, respected and loved by all who knew her. Besides four brothers and sisters, she leaves her husband and one son to mourn her loss.

The funeral was held on Tuesday at one o'clock, from her late residence, and was largely attended by friends and neighbours.

 

The Late Mrs. Thos. Bell

Following one week's illness from pneumonia, the death occurred on Sunday of Lydia Hambly, beloved wife of Thomas Bell, in her seventy-first year, at her home on Hay Bay in North Fredericksburgh. The late Mrs. Bell was born and lived her whole life in this neighborhood. After her marriage in 1891, she resided in her late home the remainder of her life, where she was a valued worker in the Bethany Methodist Church. The deceased is survived by her husband and one son, and four sisters and four brothers, and a host of neighbors and friends. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, from her late residence on Hay Bay.

   

Feb 24 1928

Napanee Beaver

 

Feb 21 1928

Napanee Express

Bell,

Mercy

(nee Aylesworth)

 

Death of an Aged Lady

Mrs. Wm. E. Bell, one of the oldest and most respected residents of Morven died on Tuesday. Deceased's maiden name was Mercy Aylesworth, a daughter of the late Bowen Aylesworth, of U.E. Loyalist stock, and the first settlers of this district. Deceased had attained the ripe age of eighty-three years and six months.

Her husband pre-deceased her three years ago. A family of nine survive. they are: Mrs. Levi VanSlyck, Waliballa; Mrs. S. P. Hinch, Carman; Mrs. J.S. Fralick, Morven, Mrs. J.F. Miller, Fredericksburgh; George E. Bell, Trenton; W.G. Bell, Detroit; S.P. Bell, Switzerville; George Bell Deseronto, and J.A. Bell, Morven. Deceased resided with her daughter, Mrs. John F. Miller, since the death of her husband. A remarkable fact in the family is that for fifty-three years no death occurred in this family. Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church and a loving and devoted mother. The funeral takes place this afternoon to the White church Morven.

   

Dec 16 1904

Napanee Beaver

Bell,

Mrs.

 

BELL - At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Nolan, North Fredericksburgh, on the 15th  inst., Mrs. Bell of Richmond, a sister of the late Wm. Joyce of North Fredericksburgh [April 1900].

1900

From Mrs. Walter Paul's scrapbook

Bell,

Myrtle Edith

   *  see Haight, Myrtle Edith (nee Bell)

Bell,

Philip

 

In Memoriam - Philip Bell, died June 15th, 1916, aged 70 years, 4 months.

 

Enterprise Circuit

Year ending

May 1917

Bell,

Thomas Henry

 

Bell - At Hay Bay, on Saturday, January 19th, 1929, Thomas H. Bell, aged 80 years and 5 months.

 

Obituary - Thomas Henry Bell

On Saturday, January 18th, 1929, at Hay Bay, there passed away an almost life long resident, in the person of Thomas Henry Bell. Deceased, who was in his eighty-first year, was the last surviving son of a large family born to the late Catherine Joyce and William Bell, both of County Armagh, Ireland. From the age of seven he had made his home in North Fredericksburgh with the late William Joyce, well known to the older residents of the locality. In 1890, Mr. Bell married Lydia M. Hambly, who predeceased him by eleven months. He leaves one son, William, and two sisters, Mrs. Smylie Thompson, of Shannonville, and Mrs. Hugh Goodfellow, of Toronto.

For a number of years previous to his death he had been a patient sufferer, and for the last few months was confined to his bed. He was a member of the Bethany United Church and when able was regular in his attendance and faithful in its support.

The funeral service was held on Monday, January 21st, conducted by his Pastor, Rev. James E. Beckel. The large gathering of relatives and friends and the beautiful floral wreaths showed the esteem in which the deceased was held.

     

Jan 23 1929

Napanee Beaver

 

Jan 30 1929

Napanee Beaver

Bell,

Thomas

At Fredericksburgh, Mr. Thomas Bell.

1811

Kingston Gazette, Aug 29 1811

Bell,

William

William Bell, Fredericksburgh, buried 29 Sept 1788.

1788

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Bellhouse,

Helen Atha

 

BELLHOUSE – At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, on Wednesday, 20th June, 1906, Helen Atha, beloved daughter of Mr. W. A. Bellhouse, Manager of the Merchant’s Bank, Napanee, Ont., aged 21 years.  Funeral Friday at 2 p.m.  Private.  No flowers.  Interment at Hamilton Cemetery.

 

1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Belton,

Clara Ann

   *  see Dafoe, Clara Ann   

Benjamin

Esther

   *  see Newberry, Esther

Benjamin,

Mrs.

(nee Robinson)

 

Obituary - It is with extreme regret that we chronicle the demise of Mrs. Benjamin, of South Fredericksburgh which sad event took place in Kingston last week. The deceased lady went to Kingston about four or five weeks ago, on a visit to her brother, Mr. G.W. Robinson, thinking a rest and change of air would improve her health. At first she felt better, but lately she failed rapidly, still remaining cheerful and conscious up the last. She was married nine years and leaves two children. She was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, who will greatly mourn her end.

      

Aug 22 1885

Napanee Standard

Benjamin,

Silas

 

Silas Benjamin of South Fredericksburgh died suddenly on Saturday morning. He had been ailing for about a year, his mind being affected by a stroke of paralysis. The funeral on Sunday was under Masonic auspices and was largely attended. Rev. R.S. Forneri officiated in the church and C.L. Rogers, W.M. of Maple Leaf Lodge, Bath, conducted the ceremony of the craft.

   

On Saturday morning Silas Benjamin, of Conway, South Fredericksburgh, died very suddenly.

       

Aug 16 1888

Weekly British Whig

 

Aug 18 1888

Kingston Daily News

Benn,

Edith Amelia

(nee Pollard)

 

Died Before Operation

Mrs. Edith Amelia Benn, aged forty-four, wife of Oscar Benn, Black River N.Y., died on Sunday afternoon at the Watertown, N.Y. hospital a short time after she had been taken there for an operation on her throat. Her death came unexpectedly, before the operation had been performed. Mrs. Benn was born n Adolphustown, Ont., in 1879 and was married in 1899. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Malcolm Moran, Black River; two brothers, Ted Pollard, Northport; and David Pollard, Napanee; and by two sisters, Miss Emma Pollard, Napanee, and Mrs. Thomas Butler, Barrie.

    

May 17 1923

Daily British Whig

Benn,

Effie Amelia

 

BENN - In South Fredericksburgh, on Sunday, 20th inst., Effie Amelia, only child of Mr. Jacob Benn.

 

June 1 1877

Napanee Express

Benn,

Children of Elgin

 

Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Benn, of South Fredericksburgh lost three of their children by scarlet fever in ten days.

    

Feb 12 1908

Regina Leader Post

Benn,

Elizabeth

 

BENN - At South Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, June 21st, 1919, Elizabeth Benn, aged 79 years.

   

June 28 1919

Kingston Daily Standard

Benn,

Helen

 

BENN - At the Kingston General Hospital, on Wednesday, September 13, 1961, Helen Benn, beloved wife of Orison Benn, of Sillsville, in her 53rd year. Rested at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, for service in the chapel Saturday, September 16, at 2 p.m. Rev. G.A. Potter officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

   

Sept 20 1961

Napanee Beaver

Benn,

Ira Elgin

 

Funeral of the late Ira Elgin Benn was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glen Rogers at two o’clock Saturday afternoon. Interment was at Morven Cemetery and Rev. C.D. McLellan, minister of Grace United Church, Napanee, officiated, assisted by Gordon K. Stewart, who is in charge of the United Church at Adolphustown.

Born in South Fredericksburgh Township 71 years ago, the late Mr. Benn was a son of the late Jacob Benn and his wife, the former Cynthia Lloyd. He had farmed in South Fredericksburgh during his lifetime and was a member of the United Church. He had been ill for the past four months.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Glen Rogers and Mrs. Bernard Kent and three sons, Herkimer, Cameron and Leon Benn. There are also three brothers, Harvey Benn of Syracuse, N.Y., Perry Benn of Grand Prairie, Alta., and Bert Benn of Portland, Oregon.

Pall-bearers were Alan Benn, Harry Benn, Ernest Benn, Ward Benn, Eldon Reynolds and William Hinch, all nephews of the deceased.

      

Nov 20 1950

Kingston Whig Standard

Benn,

Jacob S.

 

On Monday last Jacob S. Benn, of Sillsville, passed quietly away after an illness of nearly two years. Deceased lived on the old homestead in South Fredericksburgh and was fifty-three years of age. He leaves a wife and four children. The funeral takes place today (Wednesday) to the Morven cemetery.

     

BENN - At Sillsville, on Feb. 25th, 1895, Jacob Benn, aged 53 years.

   

Feb 28 1895
Weekly British Whig

 

Mar 7 1895

Weekly British Whig

Benn,

Mary

  *   see Graham, Mary (nee Benn)

 

Benn,

Martin

 

Funeral of Martin Benn was held at Napanee where he had resided, with burial in Riverview Cemetery.

Archdeacon R.J. Dumbrille officiated.

Pall-bearers were Harry Benn, Allen Benn, Read Hume, Howard Garrison, Ray Garrison and Thomas Kirby.

Flower-bearers were Herbert Cook and Robert Graham.

Besides his wife, the former Hester Ann Garrison, Mr. Benn is survived by one son, Ward, Napanee; five daughters, Mrs. Irene Shewman, Napanee, Mrs. J. MacDonald, Little Judique, N.S., Vivian, Toronto, Marilyn and Charilyn, both at home and three grandsons, Charles, Donald and Beverly Shewman.

    

Apr 26 1947

Kingston Whig Standard

Benn,

Virginia Louise

 

OBITUARY - Virginia Louise Benn - Funeral services were held recently for Virginia Louise Benn, 11½, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Benn, Sillsville. She was born in Kingston and christened in St. Alban's Anglican Church at Adolphustown. She attended public school at Sandhurst. She died at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital July 21 after a two-month illness. She is survived by her parents, Harvey and Mary Benn, sisters, Brenda and Barbara, and a brother, Harvey Jr., all of R.R. 1 Sillsville. Funeral services were held from St. Paul's Anglican Church at Sandhurst. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery, Sandhurst. Pall-bearers were Brian Ruttan, Charles Brooks, Ricky Brooks, Paul Garrison, Michael Garrison and Lorne Merritt.

 

1969

From the Wright Scrapbooks

Bennett,

Bertha E.

(nee Hawley)

 

Late Bertha E. Bennett -

Passed away Jan. 24th at the early age of 29 years, Bertha E. Bennett, only daughter of A.W. Hawley, of North Fredericksburgh, and beloved wife of James G. Bennett of Kingston. Her disease, consumption, threatened seriously over a year ago, and for change of climate she was taken to Michigan to spend the summer with her mother-in-law, Mrs. Drury. She still failed in health, and, in October, returned to Canada to gradually fade away. In youth she experienced the saving power, lived an earnest Christian life, and during her illness was patient and resigned to the heavenly will. Nearly six years ago she was married to J.G. Bennett, then of Toronto. During her stay in Kingston she made a host of friends, and no enemies. She many times desired to be at rest, and was ready at any moment to slip her hand in the great palm of a loving Saviour, and cross the dark river, which, when she had stepped in, mysteriously became "only a little brook." A few hours before she died, she said, "Do they think I am dying? I wish I was; I am so happy. I see all the good things before me now."  Shortly after, she crossed the river, very calmly, without a struggle, to pillow her head on the bosom of her Father, who she loved and served so well. She leaves a sorrowing husband and a bright little boy of three years to mourn for a loving and kind wife and a gently and considerate mother.

 

Bennett - At South Fredericksburgh, on Jan 26th, Bertha E. Bennett, aged 28 years.

    

Feb 19 1889

Daily British Whig

 

Feb 13 1889

Daily British Whig

Bennett,

Emma J.

(nee Perry)

 

BENNETT - In North Fredericksburgh, on Jan 5th, Emma J. Bennett, aged 22 years, 6 mos.

 

PERRY - At Fredericksburgh, on Friday, Jan 5th, Emma J. Perry, wife of Jas. G. Bennett, aged 22 years, 6 months and 7 days.

 

Jan 12 1883

Napanee

Express

Bennett,

Jane

(nee Ruttan)

 

Jane Bennett

Daughter of John and Mary Ruttan, was born in Adolphustown, county of Lennox, Ont., May 16 1808. She was the first born of ten children. She was converted and united with the methodist Episcopal Church of Canada, 1824. She was married to Elijah Bennett, with whom she lived fifty-four years, March 21, 1826. They emigrated to Kansas 1870. Her husband died in Eureka, Kan., April 4 1880. The remainder of her days were spent with the family of her son, Benson S. Bennett. She was the mother of five children, three of whom precede her to the better country. Two – Benson and Eustatia – remain to mourn the loss of a good mother. She fell asleep  in Jesus, Jan. 24, 1887. She had lived “to know Jesus and the power of his resurrection,” and was ready for the change. She had lived a life of faith in the Son of God and had the victory over death.

Mother Bennett was a good woman and greatly esteemed by all her neighbors. Little children and young people loved her. She knew how to grow old and in the grace of sweetness at the same time. A large concourse of people followed her remains to Greenwood cemetery, where the old body was laid way to rest till the resurrection of the just.    C.R. Rick

   

July 13 1887

Christian Guardian

Benson,

Cornelius V.

 

The late Cornelius V. Benson, Sophiasburgh, who died on 16th Oct., was father of Mrs. Levi Moore, North Fredericksburgh. The deceased was a son of John Benson, whose father was a United Empire loyalist, who settled in that part of Prince Edward now and for more than half a century known as Sophiasburgh.

    

Nov 19 1892

Daily British Whig

Benson,

Mary E.

 

BENSON - At Wellington, March 15th, Mary E. Benson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Benson.

 

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

Berndt,

Frederick William

 

Memorial Card - In Loving Memory of FREDERICK WILLIAM BERNDT.  Beloved husband of Pearl Thelma Baumber, who passed away at South Fredericksburgh on Saturday December 8, 1956 in his 61st year.  Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home for funeral service on Monday, December 10, 1956 at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Laurie Price, Belleville, officiating.  Interment Riverview Cemetery.

 

1956

Lloyd Scrapbook

Bertram,

Elsie Dorthea

   *  see Sandford, Elsie Dorthea

Betzner,

David

 

DAVID BETZNER - Was respected and esteemed by all who knew him.  He was a good man of varied talents and industrious beyond many, and had saved quite a competency.  He knew how to get, he knew how to save, and he knew how to give, and that is what few do know.  His ancestors came from Germany to Pennsylvania, and his parents were among the earliest settlers in Waterloo county, in Canada.  David was born in 1801, and was the first white child born in that county.  His ancestors were Tankers, and he was converted at an early age and united with that church.  About thirty years ago he united with the New Connexion Methodist at Copetown.  From that time he was known far and near as the ministers’ friend.  How many have enjoyed the hospitality of his home and the cheer of his Christian counsel and liberality.  Though living to a great age, he retained all his faculties of body till the last. He retained the cheer and vivacity of youth even down to old age.  His last sickness was protracted and painful, but he never murmured, and often spoke of his joy and trust in the Saviour.  Many who read those lines will be saddened at the loss of an old familiar friend.  He passed away on March 16th, 1886, at the ripe old age of 85 years, two months and seven days.  His remains were borne to their resting place by his five sons and a nephew, who are walking in his footsteps.  A large concourse of friends and acquaintances met to pay a tribute of respect to his memory, while we endeavoured to discourse upon Prov. xxii 1, he having made this better choice.

 

May 12 1886

The Christian Guardian

Bicknell,

Elizabeth

  *  see Ash, Elizabeth (nee Bicknell)

Bird,

Edith Louise

(nee Magee)

 

Bird - Entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital, Sunday, July 29th, 1945, Edith Louise Bird, beloved wife of James Bird, in her 49th year.

 

Memorial Card

Entered into Rest at the Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday, July 29th, 1945, Edith Louise Bird, beloved wife of James Bird in her 49th year.

Resting at her late residence, Adolphustown for funeral on Tuesday, July 31st, 1945 at Adolphustown United Church at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Riverview Cemetery.

 

Obituary - Mrs. James Bird

Mrs. James Bird, of Dorland, formerly Edith Louise Magee, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Magee, passed quietly away in Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday evening. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Frances and three brothers George, Harold and Keith.

The funeral services were conducted by a former pastor, Rev. K.J. Crawford, in the United Church at Adolphustown, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by interment in Riverview cemetery at Napanee.

Mrs. Bird was active in the W.M.S. and Woman's Association and will be greatly missed in all church work, as well as throughout the community generally.

 

(from another article)

The attendance on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral service conducted in the United Church by Rev. K.J. Crawford, testified to the esteem in which the late Mrs. James Bird was held by those who knew her. She will be missed, especially in the W.M.S., having been treasurer of that society for 15 years. The casket was carried by three brothers, George, Harold and Keith Magee, and three cousins, Edwin and Everett Magee and Fred Dickson. Another cousin, Lawrence Magee and a nephew, Hugh Magee, carried flowers. Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Frances; one son, Warren; one sister, Mrs. F.E. Foster, and her three brothers, also five nieces and two nephews. Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.

 

1945

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Bird,

James Jennings

 

Bird, James Jennings - At the L & A General Hospital on Sat., May 13 1967, James Jennings Bird, Sillsville, husband of the late Edith Magee, and father of Frances, at home and Warren, Sillsville, in his 84th year. Rested at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee for funeral service in the chapel on Mon. May 15 t 3:30 p.m. Mr. Ronald Pierce, officiated. Interment Riverview Cemetery.

 

1967

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Bird,

Margaret Ellen

  *  see Elliott, Margaret Ellen (nee Bird)

 

Birkett,

Alice Mary

  *  see Tibbutt, Alice Mary (nee Birkett)

Birrell,

Elizabeth Grass

 

BIRRELL - At North Fredericksburgh on Friday, April 7th, 1922, Elizabeth Grass, beloved wife of Mr. John Birrell, aged 32 years, 2 months, 4 days.

 

Apr 11 1922

Napanee

Express

Birrell,

Margaret

   *  see Taverner, Margaret (nee Birrell)

Birrell,

Mary

   *  see Spencer, Mary (nee Birrell) (formerly Logan)

Birrell,

William

 

In the death of William Birrell, which occurred at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday morning, the Bath district has lost one of its most prominent residents and maple Leaf Lodge A.F. and A.M. one of its most faithful members. Some ten weeks ago, Mr. Birrell was in his usual good health, when he suffered a very severe stroke.

His earlier years were spent in the township of Richmond where he was born and after his marriage to Miss Dupree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Dupree, the young couple moved to the township of Fredericksburgh, where Mr. Birrell continued his avocation of farming. Here they spent about four years, after which they purchased a farm two miles from Bath where they continued to reside since. There was no one in the Bath district who was better known than Mr. Birrell. When a young man he joined the Masonic fraternity and had the honor of passing through the various chairs and was a Past master of Maple Leaf Lodge. He was a frequent visitor to the lodges in the district and was particularly well-known in the county town of Napanee. He was a member of t the Bath United Church.

Besides his widow, he leaves two sons, Arthur and Lorne, one brother, John A. Birrell, of Napanee and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Taverner, River Road near Napanee, Mrs. Ezra Woodcock, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. Withers of Napanee.

The funeral which was held on Thursday afternoon from the family residence to the Bath United Church, was one of the largest seen in this district in years. The service was conducted by Rev. Fred Horton. The Worshipful Master, Warden and brethren of Maple Leaf Lodge had charge of the service and many Masons were present from lodges in the district including Prince Arthur Lodge of Odessa, Union Lodge of Napanee, Prince of Wales Lodge, Newburgh. At the conclusion of the service, the funeral cortege proceeded to Riverside cemetery, Napanee, where the Masonic service was held and the committal read by the minister. The pallbearers were member of the mason Order.

  

Apr 24 1931

Kingston Whig Standard

Black,

Dott

(nee Smith)

 

BLACK - At Napanee, on Thursday, January 2nd, 1919, Mrs. Charles D. Black, aged 33 years and 8 months.

 

DEATH OF MRS. C. D. BLACK -  A sad death occurred at Napanee, on Thursday, January 2nd, 1919, when Dott Smith, beloved wife of Mr. Charley D. Black, passed away after an illness of several weeks.  During the prevalence of the Flu epidemic she was stricken with pneumonia, which left her so weak that she could not gain strength, and gradually faded away.  Besides her husband, she leaves two children, Ralph, aged 11, and Lenore, aged 7.  She leaves also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Smith, South Napanee; two brothers, Messrs. Maurice Smith, in East End, Sask., and Edward Smith, Winnipeg, Man., and one sister, Mrs. Bruce Wagar, Kelfield, Sask.  The funeral, which was of a private character, was held on Sunday Jan. 5, at 3 p.m.  Those in attendance from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Hal. Richardson, Syracuse, N.Y.;  Mr. John M. Black, Montreal;  Mrs. James Ralph, Stirling, Ont.  The floral tributes which were sent to the house of mourning were most beautiful, and testified in a remarkable manner to the grief felt by all at the death of Mrs. Black, and the sympathy felt for the stricken family.

Floral tributes came from Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Smith and family;  spray of roses and evergreens from Mr. C. D. Black;  lyre of roses and laurel from Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wagar, of Saskatoon;  spray of carnations and ferns, from Mr. and Mrs. Hal. Richardson, of Syracuse;  spray of roses, carnations and cypress, from Mrs. John S. Black, of Stirling, Ont.; cross of roses, carnations, violets, narcissus and ferns, for Mr. John M. and Mr. Harry S. Black, of Montreal;  spray of carnations, evergreen and cypress from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerr, of Toronto;  cross of calla lilies and laurel, from Mr. and Mrs. James Ralph, of Stirling, Ont.;  wreath of carnations, fern and laurel, from the Robinson Company;  pillow of orchids, narcissus, laurel and fern, from the Choir of Trinity Church;  spray of Easter lilies and cypress from Trinity Sunday School;  spray of carnations and ferns from Mr. Black’s Sunday School class;  spray of carnations and ferns from the scholars of the Primary Department, Trinity Sunday School,  wreath of orchids, narcissus, laurel and ferns, from Grace Church Sunday School.

 

1919

Scrapbook

Clipping

Black,

Elizabeth Winnie

 

BLACK - At Napanee, on Sunday, October 29th, 1922, Elizabeth Winnie Black, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Black, aged 22 days.

 

(Birth announcement included in scrapbook - At Napanee, on Saturday, October 7th, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Black, a daughter, - Elizabeth Winnie)

 

1922

Scrapbook

Clipping

Black,

Mrs. George

 

Mrs. George Black - On Wednesday morning, May 18th, 1921, at 6 o’clock, after an illness of but a few days, Mrs. George Black, of Tamworth, passed to her rest at the age of fifty-eight years.  The late Mrs. Black was one of the most highly respected citizens of the township and was born in Sheffield in 1863, where she lived all her life and was beloved by all who knew her.  She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, an ardent and faithful supporter of all church activities, and a valued citizen of the community.  In 1880, she married George Black, and to them were born seven children, three of whom are still living, Archie Black, of Tamworth Mrs. M. Paul, of Hartney, Man.; and Mrs. B. Close, of Croydon.  She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Alexander Roberts, and Mrs. H. York, both of Port Arthur.  Her funeral took place on Friday at 2 o’clock to the Methodist Church.  To the mourners in their sad bereavement is extended the heartfelt sympathy of the community.

 

1921

Scrapbook

Clipping

Blackadder,

Laura Bertha

  *  see McKeever, Laura Bertha (nee Blackadder)

 

Blackadder,

John

 

BLACKADDER - AT Hawley, on Tuesday, April 2d, 1912, John Blackadder, aged 72 years.

 

Mr. John Blackadder, a rugged son of Antrim, Ireland, after spending many useful years on his farm in Hawley, on the 2d inst. passed away. Our loss we shall never be able to estimate. Having allowed a few days to elapse in silence since his decrease, lest the sacredness of sorrow in the hearts of a bereaved wife and family should be really broken, we, of his community, beg to express our fellow feeling to the mourners whom we would condole. If the caliber of a country is to be judged by the quality of her sons of agriculture, the prestige of the Township of south Fredericksburgh has for many years been indebted to him. His simplicity of life, high morality and honest dealing has won for him among his neighbors this expression. "The grand old man." A deep sense of loss fell upon us when the news reached us that Mr. Blackadder had left to reap his celestial harvest, his reward of virtue.

 

John Blackadder - Mr. John Blackadder passed peacefully away at his home in South Fredericksburgh, on Tuesday evening, April 2d, of heart disease. Although being ailing by times, for a number of years, his death came unexpected to his friends and neighbors in spite of all medical aid and loving hands could do, deep sleep crept upon him, and he passed to the loving arms of his Saviour. Deceased was born in the County Antrim, Ireland, came to Canada in his early manhood, and with the exception of a few years sailing in the Upper Lakes, he had always farmed and resided in the County of Lennox until his death. He was a man about seventy-two years of age, of a genial and pleasant disposition, with a kind heart and willing had, to assist any one in time of trouble. He was loved and respected  by all who knew him, a kind neighbor, a faithful husband and a loving father. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two sons and two daughters, Robert of Oshawa; William at home; Mrs. W. Ruttan, Sandhurst, and Mrs. W. McKeever, Hawley. In religion he was a Presbyterian. His funeral was conducted at the house, on Thursday afternoon, April 4th, by the Rev. Dr. Howard, of Napanee, in the absence of his former pastor, Rev. J. Robinson of Bath. The remains were placed in Morven vault to await interment in the family plot.

   

Apr 1 1912

Napanee Beaver

 

Apr 26 1912

Napanee Beaver

Blackadder

Robert James

 

Robert James Blackadder

Slumping in his seat on a Bloor Street car, near Dundas St., on Tuesday morning, February 29, Robert James Blackadder, 60 years of age, of 66 Kennedy Avenue, Toronto, died before medical aid could be summoned.

Born in Lennox County and a resident of Toronto since October, 1918, deceased was an employee of the liquor Control Board and was on his way to work, when stricken.

He is survived by his widow, Mary Elizabeth Blackadder; two sons, Herbert J. and W. Curtis Blackadder, all of Toronto, also one sister, Mrs. W. Ruttan, of South Fredericksburgh and a twin brother, William Blackadder, near Napanee.

The funeral was held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the family residence. Interment was made in Westminster Memorial Park. The service was conducted by Rev. A.J. Paul, former minister of College St. Methodist Church.

The large number of floral tributes sent to the bereaved family, bore testimony of the esteem in which he was held by all who know him.

 

Death of Former Resident

Word was received in town on Wednesday morning announcing the sudden death of a former well known resident of this community in the person of Robert Blackadder. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Blackadder and was born in the Hamburg district, where he spent his early years and where he pursued farming. He also had a farm in the Bath district. Leaving the farm, he came to Napanee, where he resided for some years, after which he and Mrs. Blackadder left for Oshawa where the former was employed for some time at the General Motors. Leaving Oshawa they went to Toronto which had been their home for the past twenty years and for the past few years the deceased had been employed in one of the Government Control shops. He was the possessor of a very cheery disposition, made friends quickly and the friendships which he made were lasting. He was a member of the Orange Order and was a member of the United Church. He was also a strong Conservative.

A brother, Will Blackadder, resides on the Slash Road and a sister, Mrs. Ruttan, resides at Bath. A sister, Mrs. McKeever, passed away several years ago.

Mrs. Blackadder, before her marriage, was Miss Elizabeth Frink, a sister of Mr. J.W. Fink of Napanee, Mrs. John Doyle, Belleville Road, Mrs. Damon Perry, North Fredericksburgh and Mrs. Archie Howie of Deseronto. Besides the widow there are two sons, Herbert and Curtis.

    

Feb 28 1934

Napanee Beaver

 

Feb 22 1934

Kingston Whig Standard

Blackadder,

William James

 

William James Blackadder - The Slash Road neighborhood and surrounding district received a sudden shock in the death of the late W.J. Blackadder, early Friday morning, March 1st, 1935. Deceased appeared in perfect health and was just ill one hour, suffering an attack of anginapectoris.

He leaves to mourn his sudden passing his beloved widow and one daughter, Mildred, of Kingston; also one sister, Mrs. W.C. Ruttan of Bath. The only remaining member of a family of four, a sister, Mrs. W. McKeever and a twin brother, Robert J. who predeceased him, the former sixteen years ago and the latter one year ago.

Deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Blackadder, Hawley.

    

Mar 6 1935

Napanee Beaver

Blackstock,

Mary H.

(nee Gibbs)

BLACKSTOCK - At 20 Homewood avenue, Toronto, on Thursday, the 17th February, 1910, Mary H. Gibbs, widow of the late Rev. W. S. Blackstock, D.D., in her 83rd year.  Funeral private

1910

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Blakely,

Cynthia

(nee Ramsay)

(or Ranney)

 

The death of Cynthia Ramsay, wife of Samuel Blakely, aged seventy-one, occurred at her late residence on the Kingston road about two and a half miles from Belleville, her disease being dropsy. Before marrying she taught school for twenty years. She was the youngest child or Orrin Ramsey, of Adolphustown, who had the first foundry in Canada.

        

Mar 8 1897

Daily British Whig

Blakely,

Sarah

 

Obituary - Sarah Blakely

Death called Mrs. Sarah Blakely, of 216 Burke St., Oshawa, early on the morning of October 29th, 1927, in her 81st years. The late Mrs. Blakely had been in good health up until the time of her death, which was very sudden. Deceased was born in Adolphustown, Ont., and spent many years there both before and after her marriage to Mr. J. Albert Blakely, who predeceased her twenty years ago. She also spent many years in Napanee and Deseronto, the latter being her home up until two years ago when she came to Oshawa, making her home with the daughter, Mrs. J. McConkey, 216 Burk St.

She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Joseph McConkey, of Oshawa; Mrs. A. Sangster, Deseronto; and four sons, John, of Oshawa; Fred of Deseronto; George, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and William, of Dexter, N.Y. Twenty-four grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren survive. Two sons, Charles and Edward, predeceased her some years ago.

The funeral took place from her late residence, on Monday, Oct. 31st, interment being made in Union cemetery. Those from a distance attending were Mr. and Mrs. James McKendry, Savona, N.Y.; Mr. George Blakely and Mr. Floyd Blakely, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Post, Deseronto; Mrs. Edward McKendry, Deseronto, Mrs. J.L. Baker and Mrs. L. McKibben, Toronto.

     

Nov 4 1927

Napanee Beaver

Blaker,

Eleanor

    *  see Dunning, Eleanor

Blanchard

Ephraim

 

DIED - On Wednesday, the 29th ult. at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Richard Ham, Fredericksburgh, Mr. Ephraim Blanchard of Ernest Town, formerly of Kingston, aged 65.

 

Feb 5 1840

Kingston

Chronicle & Gazette

Bliss,

Fannie

(nee Patterson)

 

Fannie Patterson Bliss

The funeral took place at Sandhurst, Ontario, on Wednesday, March 29 of Fannie Patterson Bliss of Cleveland, Ohio.

Deceased was the daughter of the late James and Margaret Patterson of Stella, Ontario, but she had been residing in Cleveland for some years.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Arthur E. Howard of Grimsby Beach, Ont., and a niece, Miss Gertrude E. Preston of Clifton Springs, N.Y.

    

Mar 31 1933

Kingston Whig Standard

Bloomfield,

Edith

(nee Cadman)

 

Mrs. Edith Bloomfield, 127 Union street west, Kingston, passed away in her home, Friday, November 23, 1956 after a lingering illness.

Born in Adolphustown in 1869, the daughter of William H. Cadman and his wife, Agnes Murdock, widow of the late Capt. William Bloomfield, she came to live in Kingston with her husband who died 18 years ago. She has been a resident of the city for 53 years.

Mrs. Bloomfield was a member of Sydenham Street United Church, an active member in the Woman’s Association, the Women’s Missionary Society and active in the mothers’ council of the Young Woman’s Christian Association.

She was a member of the George Richardson Chapter, IODE, in which she was secretary for 14 years. Mrs. Bloomfield was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge, IOOF, and holder of a 15-year jewel.

She was also a past worthy high priestess of the Mizpah Shrine No. 12. She was a life member of Frontenac Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Thirty members of that chapter held an Eastern Star funeral service in the Lindsay funeral parlors on Sunday evening, November 25.

Those left to mourn are sisters, Mrs. T.H. Asselstine (Dace) and Mrs. W.G. Fretts (Maude) and five nieces.

The funeral was held on November 27 at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. R.H. Davidson, of Sydenham Street United Church. Pall-bearers were six of her nephews; Ross Allison, Hugh Allison, A.C. Allison, of Adolphustown; Bob Allison of Picton, Donald Creighton and Clifford Creighton of Napanee.

She was laid to rest in the family plot at Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.

     

Dec 6 1956

Kingston Whig Standard

Boddy,

James

 

BODDY - In Montreal on Jan. 29th, 1907, James Boddy, late of the Toronto Public school teaching staff, aged 57 years.

   

1907

From the Hough Scrapbooks

Bogart,

Betsy Maria

(nee Dorland)

 

At her residence in Ameliasburgh, Nov. Last, aged 23 years, Betsy Maria, wife of Mr. Cornelius V. Bogart, and daughter of Peter Dorland Esq., of Adolphustown. In early life sister Bogart was brought up in and instructed by, the Church of England, by which she profited beyond many of her fellows, as far as theory went. But nothwithstanding these advantages, she permitted the spirit to be lost in the letter, the substance in the shade, till several years of her short life had passed away. In 1831, she was united in matrimony with Mr. Bogart, who some time previous was brought to the knowledge of the truth by the remission of sins and joined the methodist Church. Immediately after their union, brother Bogart (as all heads of families should do) set up an alter to the God of Heaven, at which he and his late companion regularly bowed to worship. Mrs. Bogart soon became deeply affected and much concerned about the salvation of her soul and was oft times seen to weep when her husband was pleading at a throne of grace for himself and her. She continued in this state manifesting great anxiety to obtain the forgiveness of her sins, till the next year, when she and her husband attended a Camp Meeting, during which her burdened soul was delivered, her bound spirit set free, by faith in him who “bore her grief and carried her sorrows, and by whose stripes she was healed.” Being now adopted into the family of God, sister Bogart immediately joined the Methodist Church, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member till she joined the Church above. In 1836 brother and sister Bogart left the Bay of Quinte and removed over to the Murray circuit and were made a great blessing to the neighborhood in which they settled. Early in last fall it pleased the great head of the Church to commence a gracious work of conviction and conversion within the bounds of brother Bogart’s  class. During this revival, sister Bogart was very active and zealous in her labour of love, perhaps too much so for her constitution, the firmness of which was already shaken by severe afflictions. Early in Nov. she caught a severe cold upon which the inflammation set in to such a degree, that it was only at rare intervals that she had her right mind. Whenever she had, she expressed a strong confidence in the Lord. I visited her in her afflictions and found her very much deranged at times. Shortly after I went in, she seemed to rally and recognized me and asked me to pray for her. Before engaging in this solemn duty, I asked her respecting her prospects of the upper world. “Brother Allison,” said she, “that is just what I am thinking about, how it will be with me in the other world, I believe it will be well.” We then commenced in prayer, during which she seemed to be much engaged. Thus she continued whenever reason took its seat, to give evidence “of her part in the Redeemer’s blood,” till the 18th of Nov., when her happy spirit took its flight, no doubt to the paradise of God. She has left an affectionate husband, two children (one of whom was but six months old) and a large circle of more distant relatives and friends to suffer and mourn her loss. Her remains were taken and deposited in the clay of her native Township; there to remain among the pale nations of the dead, till the sound of the last trumpet shall be heard, when we have no doubt her happy spirit, and her slumbering dust will come up, all immortalized before the eternal throne and hear the welcome sentence, “well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord,” amen and Amen.   C.R. ALLISON