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Name

Information

Date/Source

Dack,

Jane

  * see Yeomans, Jane

Dafoe,

Albert

 

Albert Dafoe, 20 years old, was drowned on Saturday while attempting to cross Hay Bay, near Napanee.

 

Dafoe - At South Fredericksburgh, on Jan. 19th, Albert Dafoe, aged 20 years.

     

Jan 21 1889

Toronto

Daily Mail

 

Jan 31 1889

British Whig

Dafoe,

Cecelia S.

 

Cecelia S., wife of Wilson Dafoe, of South Fredericksburgh, died on Tuesday morning last, aged sixty-four years. The funeral took place yesterday.

July 22 1895

British Whig

Dafoe,

Alzona

 

The death of Alzona Dafoe, Hay Bay, occurred on Monday last, of pneumonia. Deceased was a young man, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad N. Dafoe, Hay Bay.

     

Mar 30 1896

Daily British Whig

Dafoe,

Cecelia Sophia

 

At South Fredericksburgh, July 25th, Cecelia Sophia, wife of Wilson F. Dafoe, aged 53 years.

   

Aug 8 1895

Weekly British Whig

Dafoe,

Clara Ann (Annie)

(nee Belton)

 

ROBLIN -

Mrs. Annie Dafoe, a former resident of Roblin, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest English, Napanee, and her funeral was held Saturday morning.

 

MRS. GEORGE WESLEY DAFOE -

Clara Ann Belton, wife of George Wesley Dafoe, a resident of Roblin district died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest English, on Thursday, March 9th, in her 68th year.  Her husband passed away on April 12th, 1936.  She leaves to mourn her death, one daughter, Mrs. Ernest English, and one son, Mervin E. Dafoe, besides one brother, John Belton.

Her funeral was conducted Saturday, March 11th, by Rev. W. D. Craig, her former minister.  She was placed in the vault in Napanee to await burial in the spring in the cemetery at Roblin, beside her husband.

 

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Mar 22 1939

Napanee

Beaver

Dafoe,

Elizabeth

 

DAFOE, Mrs. Elizabeth, nee Wright, widow of Daniel Dafoe Sr., emigrated to Canada West with her parents (UEL's) after the peace of 1794; died in Fredericksburgh Twp., Dec 21 1844 age 75.

 

Died - In the township of Fredericksburgh, on the 21st December, Elizabeth, widow of Mr. Daniel Dafoe, Sen. aged 75 y. She with her parents whose name was Wright, immigrated to Canada West as U.E. Loyalists after the peace of 1794. She was a highly respected member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society and bore her lingering illness with exemplary patience & Christian resign.

    

Feb 5 1845

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

 

Jan 28 1845

Kingston Herald

Dafoe,

John

 

John Dafoe of South Fredericksburgh one of the oldest Masons, died on Monday last at the advanced age of 97 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday and was conducted with Masonic honours, delegations from Adolphustown and Napanee being present.

     

Aug 9 1883

Weekly British Whig

Dafoe,

Joseph

 

106-YEAR OLD PATIENT HAS PASSED AWAY - Joseph Dafoe, the man who claimed to be one hundred and six years of age, and who recently underwent a severe operation at the Hotel Dieu, Kingston, died at that institution on Tuesday.  The funeral arrangements will not be completed till word has been received from a niece who resides at Kaladar.

The late Mr. Dafoe has been an inmate of the House of Providence for about four years and previous to that had been for many years a river-driver on the Mississippi, Calabogie and Ottawa rivers.

A couple of weeks ago he had a severe operation, and for a time showed signs of rallying from its effects, but his great age was evidently a drawback.  The fact that at his great age he had been able to undergo the operation, attracted considerable attention to his case.

 

Feb 6 1925

Napanee Beaver

Dafoe,

Mary

Mary Dafoe, Fredericksburgh, buried 12 Aug 1789.

1789

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Dafoe,

Peter V.

DEATHS - DAFOE - In South Fredericksburgh, Monday, 2d March, Peter V. Dafoe, aged 83 years.

1903

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Dafoe,

Zenas V.

DAFOE - In South Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, 18th Aug., Zenas V. Dafoe, aged 85 years.

1906

 From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Dainard,

Kimberly Lorraine

 

Dainard, Kimberly Lorraine - Suddenly at her home in Napanee on Sunday, August 1, 1993, Kim Dainard, formerly of Picton; in her 24th year, beloved daughter of Sue and Jerry Dainard of RR 1 Bath; loved sister of Billie (fiance John Caverson) of Kingston; and John of RR 1 Bath; loved granddaughter of Mrs. Charlotte (late Robert) Frederick of Picton; and Helen and Bruce Dainard of RR 8 Picton; Kim will be remembered by her many aunts, uncles and cousins. Miss Dainard is resting at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. Funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday, August 4 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lloyd Paul to officiate. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. In Memoriams may be made to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

  

1993

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Daly,

Denis H.A.

 

The funeral took place on Sunday last of Denis Henry Aldworth Daly, one of Napanee’s eldest and most distinctive citizens.  He was the youngest of a family of ten, the oldest of the family being his sister, Eliza, (the late Mrs. Neil McIntyre, of Kingston).  He was named after his father, Denis Daly and his mother, Maria Aldworth.  His father had been a cotton manufacturer in Dublin, Ireland, but with the introduction of machinery which superseded the old hand looms then in use, the business in common with every similar business in Ireland with a single exception became bankrupt, and in 1840 he came out to this country, with a part of his family, including his son, Charles.  In 1841, his mother brought out the remaining members of the family, including Eliza, Edward, George and Denis, all familiar figures through this part of Ontario.  They settled in Kingston.  Some years after, the family rented a farm on the High Shore of the Bay of Quinte.  The market for their produce was in Kingston and for a number of years the late Mr. Daly was a familiar figure on the Kingston market.  They took back with them dry goods, groceries and teas, which they sold in the surrounding country, but finally they specialized in teas to the exclusion of other commodities.  The family then moved to the Deseronto Road, where they purchased a farm and a little later Denis and George bought another farm in the neighborhood, and also branched out into the tea business for themselves. These two branches finally resulted in the business of Edward Daly centred in London, and of Denis Daly in Napanee.  Finally, some years after the death of George Daly which occurred in 1876, the farm was given up and Denis Daly moved into Napanee with the family of the late George Daly, and the made their home at Riverview, the Rogers’ residence on Piety Hill.  In 1883, the late Mr. Daly married Mary Frances Bennett, daughter of the late William Lewis Bennett, and of Mary Smale Bennett.  Two of their children died, Harry Aldworth in 1906 and Donald Aldworth in 1908.  Mr. Daly is survived by Mrs. Daly and three children, Richard Arthur, Roland Oliver and Kathleen Frances.

 

1915

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Daly,

Donald

 

DEATH OF DONALD DALY – For the second time within the space of two years, the home of Mr. Denis Daly has been visited by death.  On Friday morning, 12th inst., Donald, third son, passed away after a protracted illness, having reached the age of twenty years.  In Donald’s second year he met with a fall which determined his subsequent health, and although he indulged in youthful pastimes with considerable vivacity, the effects of the accident were continually undermining his constitution. During the past year there were signs of the inevitable decline and collapse of his system, and though he travelled to British Columbia, hoping thereby to gain strength, the journey proved detrimental rather than beneficial.  Upon Donald’s early return, Mrs. Daly accompanied him to Philadelphia, where in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital he underwent an  operation which alleviated his suffering and encouraged the parents’ hopes for his recovery, but it proved only a temporary remedy, for on reaching Napanee he speedily succumbed to his illness.  Donald had many friends and companions who cannot be remember his genial mature, his humor, and his gentlemanly qualities

 

1908

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Daly,

Edward

 

The Late Edward Daly - Mr. Edward Daly, whose death occurred at his residence in London, Ont., on Friday last, 15th  inst., was for many years a well known citizen of Napanee and of this county. He was born in Ireland about 80 years ago, and came to Canada, with his parents, when a young man. The family first settled in Kingston, where he began business for himself. Some old readers of the Beaver can yet well remember when he first began making his rounds of this county in the tea business. The whole family of brothers, Edward, Charles, George and Dennis, have engaged in that business successfully and become among the largest dealers of their line in Canada. When yet a young man, the deceased and the family moved to Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, to what is now known as Cole's Wharf, where they resided seven years. While there, Mr. Daly married Miss Jane Jeffers of South Fredericksburgh, a lady much respected, who survives him with their six children, Fred, who resides in London, Reginald, of Harvard College, Massachusetts, Mrs. A. W. Grange and Mrs. F. S. Richardson, Napanee, Mrs. Pepler, Toronto, and Mrs. Keenleyside, London. Mr. Daly moved to Richmond, on the farm now owned by Mr. Thomas Roach over forty years ago, and there the most of their children were born and reared. They then moved to Napanee, their home being the present residence of Mr. Fred Richardson, John Street, where they lived until about ten years ago, when they moved to London, where they have since resided. Five or six years ago he had a partial paralytic stroke, from which he never fully recovered and retired from active business. Mr. George Grange has been for years intimately associated with him in business. Mr. Daly was a man of unusual intelligence, a great reader and a man of excellent business ability. He never took an active part in public matters but was a keen observer of them. In politics he was a Conservative. At the time of his death he was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

He gave his family the advantage of an excellent education of good paternal training, and of a highly moral example. He was for many years very intimately associated in business and domestic matters with his brother, the late Charles Daly who resided beside him in Richmond, and who is yet very kindly remembered throughout this county. The late George Daly, of Richmond was also a brother. The only remaining brother is our townsman, Mr. Dennis Daly of Piety Hill. Mrs. McIntyre, of Kingston, is a sister; she is the mother of John McIntyre K. C. and Donald McIntyre, City Attorney and both of them ex-Mayors of Kingston, and of the Rev. C. E. McIntyre, pastor of the Eastern Methodist church here. (** written above - Feb. 1901; written below - $80,000**).

 

1901

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Daly,

Henry Aldworth

 

HENRY ALDWORTH DALY – eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Denis Daly, died very suddenly at Toronto last Sunday morning, aged twenty-two years.  He was a graduate in Arts at Varsity and was taking his third year in medicine.  He had been apparently in good health, and on Saturday evening attended a banquet and debate at the home of a friend.  He had scarcely sat down after making a short address, when it was observed that he was acting strangely.  He was taken out into the fresh air, but this did not improve the condition.  About 10 o’clock a doctor was called, who said he was suffering  from hysteria and expressed the opinion that he would be all right in an hour.  At 1 o’clock his condition had grown worse, and another doctor was called in who said the hysteria was probably brought on by acute indigestion.  At 7 o’clock Sunday morning a consolidation of doctors was held and Harry was removed to St. Michael’s hospital, where he died at noon.  The family were notified on Sunday morning of his illness.  His mother went by the first train to the city, but arrived too late to see her son alive.  Harry Daly was an exceptionally fine young man, gifted and studious and was vice-president of his class year, and had occupied other offices in the gift of his fellow students, amongst whom he was very popular.  He was strongly built, stood six feet one inch in height, and apparently enjoyed perfect health.  Without either himself or his family knowing it he was a victim of Brights disease, which caused his premature death. Deceased was a fine singer, and belonged to the Parkdale Methodist church choir. When at home he was also a member of the Eastern church choir, and a member of its young people’s societies.  The funeral took place from his father’s residence at 10:30 on Wednesday morning, and was largely attended, the teachers and pupils of the Collegiate attending and marching in procession.  Eight members of his class at College were his pallbearers, two of them representing the Varsity Medical Association.  The Medical building was closed on Tuesday morning out of respect for deceased.  His popularity was shown by the wonderful collection of wreaths, etc., sent in by the students of Varsity, various young people’[s societies, and friends.  Besides his bereaved parents, he leaves three brothers, Arthur, Donald and Roland, and a sister, Kathleen.  Mr. and Mrs. Daly and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their severe affliction.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Daly,

John Geale

 

J. G. DALY IS DEAD IN NAPANEE – HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL – NAPANEE – SEPT 5 -  John Geale Daly, reeve of the Town of Napanee, and warden of the County of Lennox and Addington, died suddenly at his late residence due to a heart attack, on Sunday morning.  The late Mr. Daly was born in 1864 in Richmond township, five miles west of Napanee, on what is now known as the Edmund Dowling farm.  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Daly.  He received his education at Napanee Public School, and Napanee Collegiate and then entered business with his father.  He had been for many years a prominent member of one of Napanee’s oldest established firms, the Daly Tea Company, widely-known importers, and had always taken an active part in the administration of the firm.   Warden Daly had been a member of the Town council almost continuously since 1923, and had been reeve of the town and member of town council for eight years.  He had served on various committees in both councils and for several years past had been chairman of town council finance committee.  In 1931 he was mayor of Napanee.  The late Mr. Daly was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Church and was also affiliated with Masonic Union Lodge No. 9.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Herbert and William Daly, also members of the Daly Tea Company.  surviving are his wife, the former Susanna Florence Richards;  one daughter, Mrs. Frederick McCracken, and a grandson, Frederick John Geale McCracken, Fort Erie.  Funeral service was held at St. Mary Magdalene Church this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Archdeacon R. J. Dumbrille.  A Masonic service was held at the graveside.  Town and county councils attended in a body.  Flower-bearers were W. K. Huston, Dr. C. M. Stratton, Dr. D. R. Hall, H. L VanLuven, W. J. Wiggins and J. B. Allison.  Active bearers were G. S. Reid, M. P. Graham, George Detlor, R. Humphrey, A. L. Dafoe and W. E. Smith. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery.

 

1944

From the

Harkness

Scrapbooks

Daly,

William Arthur

 

W. A. Daly of Napanee Dies Here – NAPANEE, Oct 13 -  President of the Daly Tea Company, Limited, here, William Arthur Daly, 74, died suddenly yesterday following a short illness at the Kingston General Hospital.  He had been operated upon three weeks ago.  Born near Deseronto, he was the son of the late George and Mary Daly and lived most of his life in Napanee.  He was well known throughout Central Ontario where he travelled extensively for the company for many years.  A member of the former St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church here, Mr. Daly served on the board of managers and was widely known for his cheerful and kindly disposition, his generosity to all worthy causes and particularly for his fondness for little children.  In his youth, he was a keen cricketer and also a member of the once flourishing curling club in Napanee.  He was a past president of the Napanee Golf Club and served on the board of directors as well.  Surviving are his widow, formerly Florence McDougald;  five daughters, Miss Helen Daly of Boston, Mass.;  Mrs. Jean Morse of Napanee;  and Miss Mary Daly, Mrs. G. A. Gale and Miss Marjorie Daly, all of Toronto, and two sons, Morris A. Daly,  Napanee, and Flt. Lt. William D. Daly, overseas with the R.C.A.F.  Reeve John G. Daly of Napanee is a brother and Lady Twining of London, England, and Miss Georgie Daly, Napanee, are sisters.

 

1943

From the

Harkness

Scrapbooks

Dalzell,

Patricia

(nee Sills)

 

Dalzell, Patricia - Suddenly at the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, February 21, 1990, Patricia Louise Dalzell (Sills), of Wellington, in her 70th year, beloved wife of Robert Dalzell, dear aunt of Ron Reynolds and his wife Joan, of Sandhurst, sister of Laura (Mrs. William Burns), of Florida; and the late Dorothy Mara, also remember by many nieces and nephews. At the request of the family there will be no visitation. Memorial Service in the spring at St. Paul's Church, in Sandhurst, to be later announced. Cremation. Arrangements in the care of Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee.

 

1990

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Damon,

Rebecca

   * see Warner, Rebecca

Daverne,

Catharine

 

At Stone Mills, Marysburgh, on the 11th instant, Catharine, relict of the late Richard Daverne, Esq., of Adolphustown, aged 75 years.

        

Sept 23 1875

Weekly British Whig

Daverne,

Dennis

 

DIED - On Sunday the 21st inst. at Marysburgh, County of Prince Edward, Upper Canada, Mr. Dennis Daverne, aged 63 years, after a short but severe illness.  He was a Native of the county Limerick, Ireland, and a resident in the Canadas scarcely three months.  He was an honest, pious, worthy character.

 

Oct 11 1828

Kingston Chronicle

Daverne,

Elva Mertitia

(nee Bruner)

 

Elva Mertitia Daverne -

The funeral of Mrs. Elva Mertitia Daverne, who died in Kingston General Hospital, Jan. 23, was held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, Adolphustown. Rev. J. Findlater officiated.

Born at Ruthven, Essex County, in 1881, the daughter of the late Marvin Bruner and the former Amanda Ruttan, she was the youngest of four children.

As a young girl she came with her widowed mother to Morven, where she spent her childhood. Later she taught school in Manitoba. She married L. George Daverne in 1903 and they moved to Adolphustown. A major interest in her life was the Women's Institute of which she was a life member.

Mrs. Daverne is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lyndon Gray (Elda), Napanee; Mrs. William Lawrence (Helen), Toronto; Mrs. John Haight (Florence), Kitimat, B.C.; and Mrs. William Lewis (Nora), of Napanee; three sons, Lorne, Regina, Sask.; Cummings, Napanee; and Richard of Adolphustown; two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Rolufs, Handsworth, Sask., and Mrs. Harriet Thornborough, of Glenboro, Man.; one brother, Melvin Bruner, of Claresholm, Alta.; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Interment was at St. Alban's Cemetery, Adolphustown.

    

Undated

Allison

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Daverne,

Josephine

   * see Cummings, Josephine

Daverne,

Leopold George

 

Daverne - At Kingston, on Saturday, June 14, 1952, Leopold George Daverne, beloved husband of Elva M. Bruner and dear father of Lorne, Regina; Cummings, Bath; Mrs. Lynn Gray (Elda), Napanee; Richard, Adolphustown; Mrs. Helen Storms, Toronto; Mrs. John Haight (Florence), Bath RR 1; and Mrs. William Lewis (Nora), Napanee RR 6. Resting at his late residence, Adolphustown for funeral service on Tuesday, June 17 at St. Alban's Anglican Church at 2:30 p.m. Rev. H. Hill, Adolphustown officiating. Interment St. Alban's Cemetery.

 

Obituary - L. George Daverne

Following an illness of some months duration the death occurred of Leopold George Daverne, of Adolphustown on Saturday, June 14th, beloved husband of Elva M. Bruner, in his 79th year.

He was the youngest son of the late Daniel and Helen Daverne, and had been a life-long resident of Adolphustown. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, and was the last of his family.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons and four daughter; Lorne Daverne, of Regina, Sask., E. Cummings Daverne, of Bath, Richard Daverne, at home, Mrs. L.H. Gray (Elda), Napanee, Mrs. Helen Storms, Toronto, Mrs. Jack Haight (Florence), Adolphustown, and Mrs. William Lewis (Nora), Napanee, also 14 grandchildren.

The funeral was held from Mr. Daverne's late residence on June 17, at 2.00 p.m. to St. Alban's Anglican Church at Adolphustown for service at 2.30 p.m. Interment was made in the family plot. Rev. H.G. Hill, rector of St. Alban's Church, conducted the service.

Pallbearers were Messrs. jack Roblin, Harold Allison, Albert Steers, Ross Allison, Lawrence Allen and Jonathan Allen.

    

June 1952

Kingston

Whig Standard

 

June 25 1952

Napanee Beaver

Daverne,

Richard M. (Dick)

 

DAVERNE, Richard M. (Dick)

Peacefully at the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital, on Tuesday November 26, 1996, Richard Daverne, beloved husband of Grace Morton;  dear father of Mrs. John Carlson (Alice), Pickering;  Gerald and his wife Jutta, RR #1 Bath; loving grandfather of Danny, Andrew, Matthew and Katie;  dear brother of Cummings, Napanee;  Nora Lewis, Napanee;   Florence Haight, Kelowna, B.C.;  Helen Conger, Florida;  predeceased by a sister Elda Gray and brother Lorne.  Resting at the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee.  Funeral Service in St. Alban’s Church, Adolphustown on Saturday, November 30 at 10:30 p.m.  Donations to  St. Alban’s Church memorial Fund or the L & A Hospital foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Masonic Service in the Chapel Friday at 8:3-0 p.m.

 

Richard Melvin Daverne - In his 86th year, Richard Melvin Daverne, of Adolphustown died peacefully at Lennox & Addington General Hospital on November 26, 1996.

The middle child of seven children, Dick was born on March 23, 1911 to George and Elva (Bruner) Daverne in Adolphustown. After elementary school in Adolphustown and secondary education at Bath Continuation School, Dick worked for the Royal Bank in Bath from age 15 to 18, until he returned to take over the family farm in 1930. He farmed here full time for the next twenty-five years. In particular, he grew large tomato crops for local canning factories in Prince Edward County and in Bath, especially during the war years when there was an almost unlimited demand for canned foods. In winters during the war, Dick worked in various Ontario machine shops. In 1946, he was elected councillor in Adolphustown and joined the Maple Leaf Masonic Lodge in Bath. In august, 1947, he married Grace Morton of Conway. their daughter, Alice, was born in 1948 and son, Gerald, was born in 1951.

Dick began his career in assessment and appraisal in the 1950's, first revaluing Adolphustown and South Fredericksburgh townships. From 1957 until assessment became a provincial responsibility in 1969, Dick was County Assessor of Frontenac county. From then until his retirement in 1976, he was a provincial Manager of Farm Assessment.

After retiring, Dick and Grace returned to growing tomatoes and supplied thousands of baskets each year to local independent grocers. More than ever, he continued his involvement and concern in community affairs, serving and often chairing groups such as an Ontario taxation committee, the Quinte Branch of the United Empire Loyalist historical society, the Lennox and Addington Housing Authority, the Cataraqui Conservation Authority, and St. Alban's Anglican Church committees. He was made Master of the Maple Leaf Lodge in 1982. For recreation, dick was an enthusiastic bridge player, at seniors' groups in both Adolphustown and Napanee. At home he continued to read widely. In particular, his interest lay in researching and writing local history - one of his last accomplishments being his account of the social history of the Bay Shore Road where he had lived his life.

Dick leaves his wife, Grace, daughter and son-in-law, Alice and John Carlson; son and daughter-in-law, Gerry and Jutta Daverne; and four grandchildren, Katherine and Matthew Daverne and Daniel and Andrew Carlson. He is survived also by his brother, Cummings of Napanee; and his sisters, Helen Conger, Florida; Florence Haight, Kelowna; and Nora Lewis, Napanee.

Dick's funeral was held on November 30, 1996 at St. Alban's Anglican church in Adolphustown and the interment at St. Alban's Cemetery. Reverend Allan Tilford officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Dick's grandson, Dan Carlson, nephews John Storms, Doug Lewis, Bill Daverne and Clifford Morton, and friend, Leland McKittrick.

We will remember dick, in particular, by these remarks which he wrote before his illness.... "I want my family to remember me for keeping the farm in the family and I hope they will continue to do so forever." And his final message to family and friends said, "I have lived a full life. Please do not regret my passing. No one should or could ask for more.

  

Nov 1996

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Davey,

Elizabeth Sophia

 

At Fredericksburgh, on Friday the 27th day of March, 1840, Elizabeth Sophia, daughter of John Davey Esq., in the 16th year of her age.   Her amiable qualities will always endear her to her friends and acquaintances.

 

March 1 1840

Kingston

Chronicle & Gazette

Davey,

Ethel May

(nee Rombough)

 

Deaths - Davey, Ethel May

At her late residence, RR 3 Napanee, on Wed., Nov. 27, 1968, Ethel May Rombough, beloved wife of George H. Davey. Dear mother of Bert, Terrytown, N.Y.; Earl and Fred, Napanee; Aubrey and Jack, RR 3 Napanee; Mrs. Albert Gordon (Bessie), Picton; Mrs. Morley Peters (Freda) RR 3 Napanee, and Mrs. Reece Valentine (Evelyn), Napanee. Mrs. Davey rested at the Tierney Funeral Home for funeral service on Sat., Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. Rev. Irvine Johnston officiated. Interment Bethany Cemetery.

 

1968

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Davey,

Lena Pearl

(nee Clark)

 

Davey, Lena Pearl

At St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Kingston, on Friday, March 29, 1968, Lena Pearl Clark, beloved wife of the late Percy R. Davey, in her 79th year. Mrs. Davey rested at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service on Monday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Irvine Johnston officiated. Interment was at Bethany Cemetery.

   

1968

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Davey,

Rhoda Christine

(nee Loyst)

 

Mrs. Jack Davey

Funeral of Mrs. Jack Davey, of RR 3 Napanee, who died at Kingston General Hospital on Aug 13, 1965, was held at Tierney Funeral Home here with interment at Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.

Rev. G.W. Case officiated and pall-bearers were James F. Moore, W.W. McCabe, Gordon Moore, Vernon Amey, Gordon Roberson and Roy Abrams.

A Rebekah service was held the Sunday evening preceding the funeral.

Born at Sillsville, 50 years ago, daughter of the former Ruby Galt, and the late Henry Loyst, deceased was the former Rhoda Christine Loyst. She had lived at RR 3 Napanee, for the past 18 years.

Mrs. Davey leaves her husband and two daughters, Sharon and Susan, at home, and a son, Lyle Hill, Napanee.

She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Howard Garrison (Leona) of Sillsville, and Mrs. Guy Huyck (Ruth) of RR 2 Bath, and a brother, Ronald Loyst, of Sillsville. Another brother, Fl./Sgt. Morley Loyst, predeceased her.

Mrs. Davey was educated at Sillsville and Deseronto High School and belonged to the United Church, the Rebekah Order and the Women's Institute.

     

1965

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

David,

Egerton C. Dr.

 

The Late Dr. Egerton C. David – Picton, May 6. – Dr. Egerton C. David died at Rockwood Hospital, April 20th, aged sixty-six years.  He was the eldest son of the late Peter David, of the township of North Marysburg.  The deceased received his education in Picton High School, Queen’s University, and was graduated from the University of Ann Arbor,  Mich., with the degree of doctor of medicine.  He was cut off from a professional career by a mental disability that covered many years.  He married Miss Annie M. Carson, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Ghent Carson, Picton.  He is survived by his widow, a brother, P.C. David, and the  Misses David, of Bongard’s.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

David,

Eliza

 

DAVID – In Picton, Saturday July 31, 1915, Mrs. Eliza David, aged 79 years, 3 mos. Funeral from her late residence, Jane Street on Monday, Aug 2nd.  Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

 

1915

From the Watson Scrapbooks

David,

Maud

 

On Monday, March 22nd Maud Uretta David passed away at her home, Bongards, after an illness of “flu” and other complications.  The deceased was the daughter of the late Peter David and had always resided on the old homestead.  One brother, Mr. P.C. David, and two sisters, all residing on the old homestead, survive.  The funeral was held on Thursday, leaving the residence at one o’clock, service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Picton, at three o’clock.  Rev. L. H. Webster officiating.  Interment Glenwood Vault.

 

No Date Given

(Ca 1919-20)

From the Watson Scrapbooks

David,

Maud E.

 

In North Marysburgh, March 22nd, Maud E. David, aged 50 years.

 

Death at Bongard’s - Bongard’s, March 25 - The death occurred on March 23rd, at Bongard’s of Miss Maud David.  Deceased suffered from stomach trouble, and was fifty years of age.  She was a daughter of the late Peter David, and is survived by one brother, Conrad, and two sisters, Misses Lavanta and Cynthia  The funeral took place on Thursday March 25th, from her brother’s residence to St. Mary Magdalene church, and thence to Glenwood cemetery, at Picton. Rev. Mr. Webster, of Marysburgh, officiated, assisted by Rev. F. L. Barber, of Picton.  The pallbearers were H. Whattam, A. Harrison, C. McCarnvock, H. Clarke, C. Pierce and H. Hicks.

 

Mar 29, 1920

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Davies,

Evelyn

(nee Turnbull)

 

OBITUARY -

A great gloom was cast over Mount Pleasant on Friday, when the news reached that Evelyn, dearly beloved wife of Mr. A. E. Davies, Toronto, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Turnbull had passed away at the new General Hospital, on Thursday at 1 o’clock.  Evelyn was never of a very robust constitution and the operation for appendicitis, although successful and she rallied nicely, proved too much for her frail constitution and she succumbed.  With her hand clasped in her husband’s and a smile on her lips which did not leave her even in cold death she gave her fair sweet young life to God whose soul he doth keep. The sad feature in connection with it is that just ten weeks ago she went forth a joyous happy bride.  Truly God’s ways are not our ways but we do not mourn as those without hope, for though he has put our lives so far apart we cannot hear each other speak we know we shall meet her in the mansions above, for she passed away glorious in the thought she was to meet her Saviour.  She leaves behind her a broken hearted husband, mother, father, sister and brother to mourn the loss of a loving wife, daughter and sister.  The remains were brought down from Toronto and the funeral was held at the home of her father on Saturday afternoon.  Clad in her bridal gown we laid her to rest in her long last sleep. Rev. Mr. Down preached the funeral sermon and a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives gathered to pay their last respects to our dear departed Evelyn.  The remains were placed in the vault awaiting interment in the family plot.  The sorrowing husband and relatives have the sympathy of the community in this hour of sad bereavement.

 

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Sydney James

 

DAVIES – On Wednesday April 14, 1915, suddenly, at his residence, 41 Albany avenue, Toronto, Sydney James Davies, in his 57th year.  Funeral Friday April 16 at 2 p.m. to St. James Cemetery.

 

1915

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Davies,

William Herbert

 

DAVIES – On Wednesday, February 2 1916, William Herbert Davies, youngest son of Major and Mrs. P. G. Davies, aged 10 months.  Funeral Thursday, February 3 to St.  ---- Cemetery.

 

1916

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Davis,

A.C.

 

Sudden Death - The community in Adolphustown heard with surprise and sorrow, on Monday morning, of the death of A.C. Davis, Esq., an old and well known resident of that township.  He was about the day before, apparently in his usual health, having attended church, as was his wont, on the Sabbath.  He retired about the usual hour;  about 11 p.m.  his wife was awakened by some unusual struggling, and by the time she was able to light a lamp he was dead.  It is supposed that his death was the result of either apoplexy or heart disease.  He had a slight stroke in January last, from which he entirely recovered.  Deceased was a son of the late Henry Davis, and was born and spent all his days in the township of Adolphustown. he was a direct descendant of the U.E. Loyalists, and his patriotism and loyalty, were imbibed from the old stock.  He took an active interest in local and municipal affairs, serving his township faithfully in the offices of reeve, councillor and school trustee.  He was an active adherent of the Methodist Church, laboring earnestly for the promotion of tits every interest.  He was one of the most zealous promoters of the Memorial Church, erected by the Methodist congregation in honor of the U,.E. Loyalists on the centenary of their landing in Adolphustown, acting as secretary of the committee.  As a man he possessed the respect and confidence of all who knew him;  being scrupulously honored in all his dealings; as a neighbor he was kind, obliging and universally esteemed.  His funeral on Wednesday was attended by an immense gathering.  He leaves a wife, seven sons and one daughter to mourn his death.

 

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Allan Ross

 

The Late Allan Ross Davis

On Monday, September 18th, 1933, there occurred, at his home, 49 Manor Road East, Toronto, after a brief illness, the death f  Allan Ross Davis, B.Sc.

Mr. Davis, the fifth of a family of seven sons and two daughters, of Archibald Campbell Davis, was born in 1858 in Adolphustown, near the original U.E. Loyalist Davis homestead.

As a young man, he taught school at Bethany, and later in Richmond, where he was converted at a revival meeting, held by the Rev. Stratton, and ever after, was a staunch and faithful church member, a constant attendant at religious services and a lover of hymn singing. After graduating as a civil engineer, from McGill University. Mr. Davis' profession from time to time, called him to California, Wabigoon, Ontario, Nova Scotia and along the Trent Valley canals, intermitten periods being spent at Napanee, where he was well known for his genial, hearty manner. After 1901, with his family he removed to Winnipeg, where he practiced his profession, for ten years before locating in Toronto, where they have since resided.

Mr. Davis was a member of the United Empire Loyalist Society and wrote many works on U.E.L. matters, but will be longest remembered for his zeal and perseverance in bringing about the restoration and preservation of the old U.E.L. Church, built in 1792, on Hay Bay, by the Methodists of Canada. He was an active member of the congregation of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto.

Mrs. Davis, before her marriage, Miss Alice Casey, daughter of the late Thomas W. Casey, Napanee, survives; also a son, Gordon, disabled while serving with the 25th Battery overseas, and at present in hospital in Quebec, a daughter, Miss Eleanor Davis, and a brother, Sidney O. Davis, of Melita, Manitoba.

The impressive funeral service on Thursday afternoon, was conducted by Dr. Trevor Davies, of Eaton Memorial Church, assisted by Dr. Lanceley, interment taking place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, by the remains of his elder son, W. Ross Davis, who predeceased his father in 1911, being twenty years of age. Among those from out of town who attended, were Mr. Gordon W. Davis of St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec; Mr. Willet F. Casey, of Boston, Misses Nellie and Dora Casey, of Napanee; Mr. F.E. McGreer, of Montreal; and Messrs. Charles and Harold and Miss Rose McGreer, of Napanee.

             

Oct 4 1933

Napanee Beaver

Davis,

Alexander C.

 

Obituary Notice - Alexander C. Davis

Word was received here on Tuesday of the death of Mr. A.C. Davis,  at his residence in Toronto, after a long and tedious sickness of some years. For the past six months he has been confined to his bed. Mr. Davis was born in Adolphustown seventy two years ago, and spent nearly all his active business life in Napanee. For over twenty five years he was one of our well known and prominent merchants, in connection with his brother T. G. Davis, now one of our well known residents. Over ten years ago he moved to Toronto, where he has ever since resided. He married Miss Sarah Ann Mills, also of Napanee, a daughter of the late George Mills, who survives him, with six of their sons. Mr. Davis was well known and much respected as an upright and enterprising business man and a prominent member of the Eastern Methodist church here. He was a member of its Official Board for years. The funeral takes place in Toronto on Thursday.

    

Mar 28 1900

Napanee Star

Davis,

Allan Ross

 

DAVIS -  At his residence, 49 Manor Road East, Toronto, on Monday, September 18th, 1933, Allan Ross Davis, beloved husband of Alice Casey Davis in his seventy-fifth year.  Funeral in Toronto Thursday.

 

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Amy Ann

 

At Adolphustown, on Sunday, August 16th, 1925, Amy Ann Davis aged 72 years.

 

Obituary - Miss Amy A. Davis

In the Adolphustown community there still live a few of the third generation of U.E. Loyalist descendants, but Miss Amy A. Davis, who passed away on Sunday, August 16th, 1925, was one of the older of the fourth generation. She was a girl of seven when the Hay Bay Methodist Church was abandoned and the new white frame church succeeding it was opened within sight of her home in the second concession. Outside that home her chief activities for the next quarter of a century were centred about that church and the school-house on the opposite side of the road.

Amy was the fourth child of Archibald C. Davis and Amy Ann Huffnail, there being nine in all. Archibald's grandfather, Henry Davis, homesteaded lot 16 in the second concession of Adolphustown on which Amy was born and spent her whole life. Her mother was a daughter of Jacob Huffnail, of South Fredericksburgh, whose Dutch U.E. Loyalist father, Andrew, homesteaded about a mile to the east of the Davis homestead. Thus the British and Dutch families intermarried in those early days in this country and produced a hardy race of people. The Huffnail family name has entirely disappeared, but the descendants under other names are scattered far and wide over the whole continent.

In Centennial year, 1884, Amy saw the present brick U.E.L. Memorial Church erected on the site of the white church, and from that time to the present she has been closely identified with every form and movement of the Christian life of her beloved neighbors, and many intimate friends.

In the home of a large family of brothers and a sister, she always faithfully performed her part, freely giving her time and energies for the welfare of others, her only reward being the satisfaction of knowing that, her many intimate friends, old and young, were enjoying the benefits of her unselfish devotion.

Outside a couple of visits with a brother in Manitoba, her whole life was spent quietly in her rural home.

Some weeks prior to her decease, Amy selected her pall-bearers from the large circle of church associates in her native township and Fredericksburgh. They were Messrs. Geo. Phippen, John Magee, Duncan Hough, John Humphrey, George Ruttan and Blake Harrison.

Many friends gathered at the home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, and proceeded to the church, where Rev. H.B. Neal, a former pastor, motoring down from the Trenton district, conducted the service and burial.

The choir, of which the deceased had been a member of for many years, rendered suitable music. Beautiful flowers strewed the casket and table, one spray being from the local W.M.S. with which Miss Davis had long been identified.

The brief address of the minister feelingly referred to the many Christian virtues of the deceased, her good influence in the community as well as her unselfish devotion in the home, and the sweet fragrance of an unblemished Christian life. He read a beautiful poem to which his attention had been called by Amy at his last visit to her bedside some weeks ago, which she had pinned to her Bible.

Amy Davis was laid to rest in the family plot at the rear of the church where she had toiled for years in battling with the weeds in an earnest endeavor to keep green the graves of her people. Her memory will be kept green in the minds and hearts of the people of that community, owing to her kindly smile and word of good cheer to every one she chanced to greet along the pilgrimage of the years. The journey has ended at last for her in this world, but has only just begun in that better land where mansions have been prepared along the way for those who have proved faithful here.

       

Aug 21 1925

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Aug 28 1925

Napanee Beaver

Davis,

Arthur Hilton

 

After an illness of a brief duration, Arthur Hilton Davis, second son of the late Marshall Davis, a prominent farmer residing west of Carles, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 3rd. Death was due to pneumonia. His death has brought the bitter cup of sorrow to his many friends and relatives. He was one of nature's noblemen in its truest sense - brave, generous, manly. He was the soul of honor, and his friends and friendships were sacred to him. The deceased was born near the vicinity of Napanee, Ontario, March 19th, 1880 and was a little over 39 years of age. On September 25th, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Kitchen, and to this union were born four children, two boys and two girls. Besides a wife and children, he leaves a mother, three brothers and one sister. He was an active member of the Masonic and Workman lodges. His death was a shock to the entire community and every heart was touched with sympathy for the stricken ones from whose fireside the light had fled. We feel the emptiness of human words in times of bitter sorrow. Yet He who "has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows" will comfort and sustain. The bereaved wife and family have the sympathy of the entire community. The remains were Taken to Winnipeg, Man. where the body will be laid to rest.

 

Died in the West

Word was received last week from the West, announcing the death of Arthur H. Davis, second eldest son of Marshall and Adelaide Davis, of Parma. Arthur went West several years ago and settled at Sarles, North Dakota, where he homesteaded and lived until his death, which occurred about the 1st of April, of "the Flu". He has left to mourn his loss a wife and four small children; also his mother and brothers of the West, namely Mrs. Davis, of Hazenmore, Sask., Fed, of the same place; Norman, of Elrose; Roy, of Militia, Man., and his sister, Mrs. Earl Vandewater, of divide, Saskatchewan.

        

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Dorothy May

 

Davis, Dorothy May - At the Scarborough Grace Hospital on Saturday, January 30, 1988, in her 84th year, Dorothy May Merritt, beloved wife of Clarence Davis, Bethany Lodge, Unionville; dear mother of Mrs. Herb Norry (Jean), London; Robert, Kingston; Merton, Lindsay; and Lois, Kingston; beloved grandmother of 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, dear sister of Percy Merritt of Napanee; and Leslie, deceased. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, on Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00  and 7:00--9:00 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

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Eunice

 

DAVIS - At Adolphustown, on Wednesday, January 5th 1910, Eunice Davis, aged 90 years and 9 months.

  

1910

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Davis,

George Edmund

 

(Dorland) The whole community was shocked to learn that Mr. George Davis had passed quietly in his sleep some time Sunday night. While Mr. Davis has been failing in strength for some time he was about as usual on Sunday. He will be missed by a host of friends who have always admired his persistent optimism in spite of over thirty years of total blindness. The funeral services will be conducted in the United Church, where he has been a regular attendant all his life, at 10.30 Thursday morning.

 

(Sillsville) Mr. Geo. Davis was found dead in bed on Sunday morning. Mr. Davis, who was totally blind for many years, bore his affliction with great patience, and left many friends who are sad to learn of his passing.

 

Deaths - Davis - At Adolphustown, on Sunday April 24th, 1927, George Edmund Davis, in his 71st year.

         

Obituary - George Edmund Davis

The above well known citizen of Adolphustown passed away suddenly on Monday, April 25th, 1927 in his seventy-second year. George was the fourth son of Archibald and Amy Ann Davis, of Lot 16, of the Second Concession. He had never married and always resided on the farm, afflicted with blindness for about forty years. George and his sister, Amy, had lived together on the old original homestead of the family until the latter's death in September, 1925, after which he resided with his nephew, Clarence and mother, on the farm - the family of the late T. Nelson Davis, the sixth son of the above named parents.

Throughout his long period of blindness, caused by a fence-building accident on the homestead, George had been accustomed to assist in all kinds of work on the farm and in going about the neighborhood without any guide but his cane, recognizing readily the voice of all his familiar friends, and always found his way without difficulty or harm. He became contented with his lot, and always showed a cheerful disposition and a readiness to chat with friends on all kinds of subjects. George heard the daily and weekly papers read throughout the years, developed a most retentive memory and enjoyed discussion of all manner of subjects an events of the world.

The largely attended funeral service at the U.E.L. Memorial United Church in the neighborhood on Thursday, the 28th, conducted by his Pastor, Rev. J.H. Stainton, testified to the esteem of many friends from far and near. The comforting message referred particularly to the exchange of the natural body of God's redeemed people to a spiritual body at the moment of passing from this life to the future state, where Christ is the light, and where there will be no dimness of vision. The Pastor had no doubt, after an intimate acquaintance with the deceased of more than two years that, from his faithful attendance at church, keen interest in spiritual matters and consistent life, he too had passed through the portal of death into that larger and happier life beyond. He was buried in the family plot adjoining the church, where he had already erected a joint monument for himself and sister, lacking only the date of his departure.

    

Apr 29 1927

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May 6 1927

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Davis,

Gilbert Miller

 

Eighty years ago there was born in the home of Henry Davis and his good wife, Sarah Campbell, on lot 16 of the 2nd Concession of the Township of Adolphustown, a seventh son, who was named Gilbert Miller, after one of the many Methodist ministers, who made this home their stopping place at the extreme end of a long circuit.  Possibly in naming her son after a prominent minister and a relative of her family, the fond mother cherished the thought peculiar to most if not all mothers, that she would thus have one preacher in her family.  But such did not prove to be the case, as Gilbert and Peter became the last of eight brothers to remain on the north half of the old homestead while Archibald occupied the south half thereof.   In the year 1865, Gilbert married Louise Hurlburt, of a well known Prince Edward family, and after a few years purchased the Thomas Carnahan farm adjoining No. 11, a mile east of the old homestead.  Three children were the issue of this marriage - Hattie, Mrs. John A. Young, of Sandhurst;  James, in the old Grange neighborhood, two miles north of Napanee, and Helena, Mrs. William E. Gillespie, of Minneopolis.  Some twenty years ago Gilbert M. bought a home in Clarksville, just east of Napanee, where he and his wife lived quietly, and until recently were almost daily visitors to the town, and on the Sabbath were regular attendants of Trinity Methodist Church.  But advancing years and feeble health led to the sale of the Clarksville market garden and the removal of the parents to the home of their son, James, where on Saturday morning, March 8th, 1919, the father quietly passed away.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Rogers, of Grace Church, at the home, on Monday afternoon, March 19th, and the remains were placed in the vault awaiting burial in the Riverside cemetery.  One brother, John C. Davis, of Napanee, hale and hearty, in his eighty-fifth year, yet remains of the large Henry Davis family, and he has now decided, after spending many years in the Western States, that when in the course of time, he shall be called to lay down the weapons of his warfare, he too will be buried beside his brother, Gilbert, near the site of the grave of their youngest brother, Thomas G., a former well known resident of Napanee, who passed away seventeen years ago.  Thus the old families of our historic Midland district, are gradually passing away, and it becomes us who remain to do what we can to preserve the records of their names and faithful services in the building up of a virile nation which today is highly honoured throughout the world. 

 

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Davis,

Henry

 

Died - At Adolphustown, on Oct. 31st, Henry Davis, aged 80 years.

    

Nov 4 1876

Daily British Whig

Davis,

Henry

 

Died - At Adolphustown, on the 25th ult. Mr. Henry Davis, aged 78 years.

         

Sept 7 1831

Upper Canada Herald

Davis,

Isabel

(nee Polson)

 

At the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, February 19, 1979 in her 92nd  year, daughter of the late Neil C. Polson and Hannah Washburn McDowell, beloved wife of the late Harold Wilkie Davis, loving mother of Harold and Neil, survived by her sister, Miss Hannah Polson, also 6 grandchildren, Mrs. Mary Little of Kingston, Mrs. John Duerkop (Diana) of Saskatoon, Stephen of Vancouver, Paul of Ottawa, Philip of Toronto, and Mrs. Charles Cuffari (Nancy) of Kingston; and six great-grandchildren. Resting at the Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, corner of Barrie and Johnson Streets. Service in the Chapel on the Corner, on Thursday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. Friends will be received on Thursday from 10 to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated.

 

1979

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Davis,

Jane

 

Died - At Richmond, on Sunday 27th January, Jane, wife of Mr. Andrew Davis, formerly of Adolphustown, in the 35th year of her age, after a lingering illness of three years.

        

Feb 12 1839

Upper Canada Herald

Davis,

John

 

On the 9th instant, at Adolphustown, Mr. John Davis, aged 79 years.

   

Jul 29 1858

Daily British Whig

Davis,

John Albert

 

J. Albert Davis of  Napanee Passes -

NAPANEE, Jan 10 -

A promising young life was brought to a close on Tuesday afternoon when John Albert Davis, only son of Mrs. A. D. Snider, formerly Mrs. J. A. Davis, passed peacefully away in the Kingston General Hospital in his 28th year.  The deceased had not been in the best of health for the past two years but attended to his duties as usual until several days ago, when he was suddenly stricken and was taken to hospital where a severe operation was performed.  Following the operation it was felt that his chances for recovery were very slight, and for two or three days preceding his death his condition had been very critical.

The deceased was born on the farm and his father, whose farm was near Napanee, passed away about seven years ago.  Albert attended the public school and after completing his studies opened up a small business in town which was very successful.  Having a liking for the men’s wear business, he entered the well-known store of Wilson’s where his congenial manner and courteousness won for him the esteem of a wide circle of friends and where he was held in high esteem by the manager, Carman Dale.  He was with this firm for the past few years and had to relinquish his position owing to illness.

Very much interested in everything pertaining to good, he was a member of the Four Square class of Grace Sunday School of which the minister, Rev. R. T. Richards, is the teacher.  He also liked taking part in amateur plays and two years ago took a leading part in a  play which was given by the young people of the Sunday School. 

The remains were brought to the home of his mother, Mrs. A. D. Snider, and Mr. Snider, Napanee west, on Tuesday afternoon and the service, which was held this afternoon, was conducted by the Rev. R. T. Richards.  The casket was banked with lovely floral tributes.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, also a sister, Mrs. Jack Davern of Brighton. The pall-bearers were Carman Dale, Jack Wilson, Geo. Wilson of Wilson’s store, a close friend, George Thoms, a cousin Jeff Bradshaw and Allen Vandebogart.

 

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DAVIS  - At Napanee, on Nov 8th, John Cartwright Davis, aged eighty-five years.

 

DAVIS - At Napanee, on Monday, November 8th, 1920, John Cartwright Davis, aged 85 years.  The funeral will take place from Napanee on Friday morning.  Service at Adolphustown Methodist Church at 110 o'clock, thence to Adolphustown cemetery.

  

1920

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Marshall Vincent

 

DAVIS - Marshall Vincent, son of Archibald and Emma Davis, was born on October 7, 1846. He was soundly converted twenty-seven years ago, under the ministry of Revs. E. S. Shorey and A. Taft, whose evangelistic labors on this old historic circuit were crowned with abundant success. He immediately united with the church of his choice, remaining faithful unto death. In the community where he was born, and has always lived, he was known as a hard-working, honest man, a faithful husband, and devoted father. As a Christian he lived a quiet, trustful, beautiful life, ever faithful in his attendance at church, as well as on quarterly and other special services. For years he served his church as class leader, steward, and trustee, and in all these offices he was conscientiously faithful. In 1877, he married Miss Edeline Scott, who proved a true helpmeet to him. His sickness was brief, and on December 8, 1903, he peacefully passed away. He leaves a wife, four sons, and one daughter to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those without hope. On December 10 his funeral sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. R. Allin, to a very large congregation, and his body rests in the U.E.L. Cemetery, Adolphustown.

 

 

Marshall V. Davis - a highly respected resident of the Township of Adolphustown, died at his home at Dorland, on Tuesday night, 8th Dec., aged 59 years. Deceased died of catarrh of the stomach, and was ill about a month. Mr. Davis was the eldest son of the late Archibald Davis and leaves a wife, Adelaide Davis daughter of the late Norman Scott, of Napanee, and five children, four boys and a girl, the eldest 25 years and the youngest about 15 years. He also leaves six brothers, W.W. Davis, Sidney, Man.; A.R., of Winnipeg; T.N. Davis and George of Adolphustown and Miss Amy Davis, at home. Deceased was a faithful member of the Methodist church, and also of the A.O.U.W. under whose auspices he was buried yesterday. Mr. Davis was an honest, unpretentious man, a loving husband and father, and true friend.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of their large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.

   

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Death of Miss Davis, Follows Stroke

Miss Nancy Davis who suffered a severe paralytic stroke on Thursday before Christmas, died on Saturday January 1st, at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Robinson, Bridge St., East.

She was a daughter of the late Stephen and Susan Davis, and was one of a family of sixteen children.  She was born at her parents’ home, near Roblin and lived there with them during her younger days.  Later with the family, she lived near Selby for several years and came to Napanee about 10 years ago making her home with her sisters, the late Mrs. Wesley Hall and Mrs. E. D. Robinson.

Miss Davis was a member of the former Methodist and the United Church and was associated with Trinity United Church since coming to Napanee to live.  She was of a very bright, cheerful disposition and was a much loved member of her family, of whom only three now survive.  They are Mrs. E. D. Robinson of Napanee, and two brothers, George and Jeff Davis, residing near Roblin. 

Her funeral service was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson on Monday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Harold E. Wellwood, minister of Trinity Church.  During the service, favorite hymns were sung, and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wartman sang a duet.  After the service, Miss Davis’ body was placed in the vault at Riverside Cemetery, to await burial in the spring.

The pall-bearers were her three nephews, George and Ephraim Robinson and Jeff Bradshaw and Mark Pringle, Lilburn Cowling and Albert Martin.

 

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Davis, Norman Campbell - At Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 1976. Norman Campbell Davis of 95 Mill Street, Deseronto, in his 94th year, son of the late Marshall Davis and the late Adelaide Scott, beloved husband of Stella Mallory, dear father of Mrs. Jack Lapp (Phyllis), Belleville, and Paul, Deseronto; dear brother of Mrs. Earl Vandewater (Belle), Toronto. Mr. Davis is resting at the White and Morris Funeral home, Deseronto, where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, may 8 at 2 p.m. Pastor Robert Thompson officiating. Interment Deseronto Cemetery. Donations to the Deseronto United church Fund would be appreciated by the family.

     

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Davis, Otis - At the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, August 1, 1964, Otis Davis, husband of Edith Sommerville and father of Mrs. Harvey Clement (Velma), Napanee;  Gordon, Whitevale;  Ronald and Roland at home;  Ray, Selby, in his 71st year.  Rested at his late residence, Selby, R.R. 1 for funeral service at the Holiness Church, Roblin, on Monday August 3 at 2:20 p.m.  Rev. J. H. Southcombe officiated.  Interment Roblin Cemetery.

 

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Peter D.

 

PETER D. DAVIS – The subject of this memorial was born on September, 17th, 1832, and died September 8th, 1912, at the ripe age of 80 years.  He was born and lived and died upon Lot 16 in the 2d Concession of Adolphustown, which property was assigned to his grandfather, the late Henry Davis, in the year 1784, by the Government of Canada, as a recompense for service in the British army in the War of the Revolution.  This property has been held in the descendants of the family ever since, and now the 5th generation is living upon this farm.  These people are rightly entitled to the honor of belonging to the U.E. Loyalist stock, the people who laid the foundations of Upper Canada.  Peter Davis was a respected citizen, and took an active interest in the politics of the country. He was a staunch Conservative and a friend of the late Sir John A. McDonald.  In religion he was a Methodist, and his home was always open to the minister, who always received a warm welcome in his visits. His last days were his best days, and he died leaving behind him a beautiful testimony of the power and grace of God to save.  The service was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. W. S. Boyce, assisted by the present pastor, Rev. R. Garrett, in the U.E.L. Church, Adolphustown, after which his Brethren, the Masons of Picton, among whom he was highly honoured, performed their usual burial ceremonies, and there was laid to rest to await the resurrection all that was mortal of the late Peter D. Davis. Many of his immediate relatives were present, among whom were John Davis and Gilbert Davis, his brothers;  Wm. Davis, Allen Davis, C.D. Nelson Davis, George Davis, Amy Davis, Mrs. J. Young and others, Miss A. Hart, who has been his faithful housekeeper for many years did all that care and devotion could do to make his home and him comfortable during his declining years.  A large congregation met to pay their respect to a citizen whom they loved.

 

1912

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Davis,

Thomas Nelson

 

DAVIS - At Adolphustown on Sunday, February 26th, 1922, Thomas Nelson Davis, aged 60 years, 6 months, 11 days.

 

T. NELSON DAVIS -

A well known resident of Adolphustown passed away on Sunday, February 26th, in the person of Thomas Nelson Davis, in his 61st year.  Nelson was one of seven sons of the late Archibald C. Davis, whose grandfather, Henry Davis, as one of the U.E. Loyalist settlers of Adolphustown in the year 1784, chose lot 16 in the 2nd concession, as his homestead.  Here the successive generations of the family have always lived, and Nelson now passes the old homestead down to his only son, Clarence, and his widowed mother, a daughter of Joseph B. Allison, the latter being one of the two remaining members of the large older Allison family.

Nelson’s brother, George;  and sister, Amy, still live on the farm, while the remaining brothers, Wallace, Arch, Allan, and Sidney reside in Napanee, Rochester, Toronto, and Manitoba respectively.

The funeral took place at the family residence on Wednesday, conducted by his former pastor, Rev. Howard Seymour, of Rednerville, Ont., assisted by the present pastor, Rev. W. H. Webber.

There was a large attendance of neighbors, and the Township Council, of which Mr. Davis had been formerly reeve, and latterly, clerk, attended in a body, with a beautiful floral wreath, and acted as pall-bearers, along with Mr. John Humphrey.   The councillors are J. S. Johnson, reeve;  Fred Allison, ex-reeve, M. F. Mallory, George Chalmers, James Robertson.

Rev. Mr. Seymour’s address, based on “Cast Thy burdens upon the Lord,” was most impressive and comforting, and will long be remembered by all who were present.

The burial took place in the Allison vault on the Bay of Quinte conducted by Messrs. Masters & Tierney, of Napanee.

 

Feb 28 1922

Napanee

Express

 

Mar 7 1922

Napanee

Express

Davis,

Wilfrid Ross

 

DAVIS – On Monday evening, June 12th, 1911, at his father’s residence, 146 Cottingham street, Toronto, Wilfrid Ross, eldest son of Allan Ross and Alice Maud Davis, aged 20 years, formerly of Winnipeg, Man.

 

DAVIS - W. Ross Davis, after several weeks of much suffering, passed into rest on Monday night, June 12th, leaving a father, Mr. Allan R. Davis, C.E., and mother, besides a sister Eleanor and brother Gordon, to bear the burden of a great bereavement.  Ross was born in Napanee, February 7th, 1891, and after passing through the public schools of that place, moved with his family to Brandon, near Winnipeg, and last autumn to Toronto, in all of which places he became well known and loved in collegiate and university circles.  He also took a very active interest in Y.M.C.A. work, in which he was a leader in the boy's department.  After six weeks illness, through an accident received in a basket-ball match, he joined a G.T.P. survey party in Saskatchewan, but had scarcely begun his work, when he was compelled to go to the hospital in Moose jaw.  He was brought home to Toronto, but he never regained his health.  He eagerly welcomed, and entered heartily into the many seasons of fellowship, and prayer with his parents and pastor.  He was a member of Trinity Methodist church.  Dr. Tovell conducted the memorial service at his father's home, and the body was laid to rest in the family plot., in Mount Pleasant cemetery.

 

1911

From the Watson Scrapbooks

 

July 19, 1911

Davis Records

Davis,

William Wallace

 

Obituary - William Wallace Davis - There passed away at the Kingston General Hospital, on Wednesday, the 21st of September, Wallace Davis, a former citizen of Napanee, in his seventy-seventh year, after a general decline in health of about two years. He was the second son of Archibald Davis, of Adolphustown, and after leaving the farm engaged in the carpenter trade, and became known as a skillful builder all over these counties. His wife was Miss Lottie Parks, of North Fredericksburgh, and their home was in Morven for many years. They removed for a time to Oswego, N.Y., but returning to Canada settled in Napanee, where they resided until the death of Mrs. Davis, about four years ago. Shortly after the home was sold, and failing health rendered it necessary to remove Mr. Davis to the hospital. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Harry Pawson, at the Parlors of Masters & Tierney, Napanee, and interment will take place at the Morven cemetery, where the deceased's wife was buried. There were no children, and of the Adolphustown family of nine children, three brothers, Archibald, Allan and Sidney, survive.

    

Sept 23 1927

Napanee Beaver

Davy,

Miss

   *  see Fairfield, Miss (nee Davy)

Davy,

Aureila Maria

 

At Napanee, Dec 18th, Aureila Maria, eldest daughter of Mr. John Davy, formerly of Fredericksburgh, aged 31 years.

   

Jan 7 1865

Daily British Whig

Davy,

Benjamin

 

BENJAMIN DAVY -

NAPANEE, MAY 7 - The late Benjamin F. Davy, 72, passed away on Sunday afternoon, at his residence, Bridge Street, after an illness of four days.  The late Mr. Davy was born at Belleville, a son of Robert Perry Davy and Helen T. Grant.  He had resided in Napanee for the past 45 years.

The late Mr. Davy, a well-known and highly respected citizen, was for a number of years a member of the hardware firm known as Davy and Allison.  He was also a salesman for Clare Brothers, Preston, Ont., and made his last call on May 1.  He was for the past 15 years the president of the Liberal Association of Prince Edward-Lennox.  He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Napanee.

The late Mr. Davy, six years ago, Sunday, was predeceased by his wife, the former Leone Cornell.

He leaves to mourn his sudden passing, one sister, Mrs. C. D. Macaulay, Vancouver, B.C., one daughter, Mrs. E. M. Goodwin, at home; and one son, B. F. Davy, W02., stationed at Petawawa Military Camp.  There are also two grandsons, Charles Benjamin and Robert Davy.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church.  Dean E. M. Leacy, the pastor, will officiate at solemn requiem mass.

 

May 7 1945

Kingston Whig

Standard

Davy,

Edith May

   * see Matheson, Edith May

Davy,

Ellen

(nee McCoy)

At 916 Eastwood Ave., Chicago Ill. On Monday April 16th, 1917, Ellen McCoy, aged 84 years, widow of the late B. C. Davy at one time residents of Napanee and Kingston.

1917

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Davy,

George

 

George Davy, son of John Davy, tavern keeper, of Fredericksburgh, was drowned on last Friday morning.


DAVY, GEORGE a young man, son of John Davy, tavern-keeper, Fredericksburgh, drowned last Friday while fishing.

 

Drowned - Mr. George Davy, son of Mr. John Davy, tavern keeper, Fredericksburgh, was drowned on last Friday morning. It appears that the deceased had on that day been taking up some salmon nets in company with two others, McGinn and Nugent. They had on board fifty salmon, and were proceeding homewards, when the boat was swamped. McGinn and Nugent were saved by holding on to the boat. The body of the deceased floated in to the shore on the succeeding day. He was a young man, we understand, much respected by his acquaintances.

       

Thurs Nov 12 1846

Toronto Herald

 

Oct 28 1846
Death Notices - Christian Guardian

 

Oct 20 1846

Argus

Davy,

Mrs. Jno.

 

OBITUARY - On Wednesday, Mrs. Jno. Davy passed away to her last long home, at the ripe age of 78 years. Besides being one of the oldest inhabitants, deceased was one of the early settlers of this county. She was born at Saratoga, N.Y., in 1801, and in 1817, the same year in which she was married, she removed to Bath. After residing there and in Kingston a few years, the family removed  to the front of Fredericksburgh, where they lived for about 30 years, leaving that place for Napanee about seventeen years ago. Six children, out of a family of thirteen, survive to mourn their loss. Deceased was very widely known and greatly respected. She was kind and generous, and never failed when it was possible to cheer by her presence the sick room of a neighbor when required. She was a very extensive reader and was possessed of a remarkable memory, and as her sight was good, books were a great comfort to her in her declining years. Her end was perfect peace.

      

Mar 13 1879

Napanee Standard

Davy,

Mrs. M. C.

(nee Nugent)

 

MRS. M. C. DAVY - The community of Bath and vicinity was saddened to learn on Friday last of the death of Mrs. M. C. Davy, of that village.  For more than a year past she suffered from hernia without being fully aware of its dangerous nature.  About eight days before her death the rupture became strangulated and an operation was resorted to as the only hope of saving her life.  Dr. Sullivan and two other physicians performed the service, but notwithstanding the hope of friends she survived only seven days.  Deceased was a most estimable lady and her sudden and unexpected removal is universally mourned.  She was a daughter of the late John Nugent, of South Fredericksburgh, and was married forty-two years ago.  She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom survive her, and with two grand-children, live at home.  She was a consistent member of the Episcopalian Church and a devoted christian.  The funeral was held on Monday and was largely attended, Rev. E. H. M. Baker preaching an appropriate sermon.  The sorrowing husband and family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

 

Nov 2 1889

Napanee Beaver

Davy,

Peter

 

In Bath, on Monday, 22d instant, Peter Davy, Esq., aged 71 years.

Thus has passed away, full of years and honors, beloved by his numerous descendants and respected by every one who knew him, one of the oldest and best inhabitants of Ernestown, the son of a United Empire Loyalist, and the founder of the village of Bath. Mr. Davy was emphatically an honest man, the saying of which is the highest tribute man can pay to man.

     

Aug 26 1859

Weekly British Whig

Davy,

Peter Robinson

 

In Memoriam - The Late P.R. Davy, Bath

There passed peacefully to his rest on 22nd March, at Bath village, a husband, father, friend and neighbor in the person of Peter Robinson Davy, youngest son of the late Peter Davy of Bath, aged about sixty-four years. though he had been declining for a year and more, the end came suddenly and unexpectedly at last. A brother, M.C. Davy, and four sisters, viz: Mrs. Lasher, Mrs. Kelso, Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. William Denee, survive, besides his wife and twelve children - six sons and six daughters. He was twice married. First in 1858 to Jane Alice Harper, sister-in-law and cousin of the then rector of Bath, the Rev. W.F.S. Harper, who bore him three children, only the eldest of whom, Fred Davy, Prescott, survives. Next in 1865 he married Mary Elizabeth Stanton, Marysburg, by whom he had twelve children, all but one of whom, the eldest (who died young) survive him, and were, with the son by his former wife, fortunately able to be present in the home of mourning not many hours after their father's decease. Mr. Davy received his early education in the village school, and on securing it went for some time to Upper Canada College. On the demise of his father he succeeded to the ownership of the old Davy homestead and the fine farm attached thereto, and was for years prominent in social life and a man on independent means. He was enrolled as a member of Maple Leaf lodge, A.F. & A.M., No. 119, in 1865, and made honorary member in 1883, and this order out of respect for his memory claimed the privilege of conducting their late brother's funeral under masonic auspices, the solemn burial service of the Church of England, of which he was a communicant member, having been first celebrated in old St. John's (of which his grandfather, John Davy, 100 years ago was one of the founders) and an appropriate sermon preached by his pastor, Rural Dean Baker. The funeral took place at one o'clock, on March 24th, and besides the attendance thereat of a large number of masonic brethren of Bath and the surrounding district, so much respect was entertained for his memory by the public generally that it was more numerously attended than any funeral has been in this place for many years past.

  

Apr 4 1895

Weekly British Whig

Davy,

Mrs. Peter

 

The Late Mrs. Peter Davy - We noticed in our issue of the 17th instant, the death of the late Mrs. Peter Davy, of Bath, relict of the late Peter Davy, Esq., one of the first settlers of this country. It may not be out of place to give some more definite history of one who has so recently passed away from amongst us. Mrs. Davy emigrated to this country with her father and mother in the year 1807, and has consequently been here for a period of 66 years, being 84 years of age when she died. She was born in the year 1799 (March 28th.) When she came to this country, like all others, she had to endure extreme hardships; but like the pioneers of Canada she showed what the Anglo-Saxon race could endure in danger and difficulty. She shortly after married the late Peter Davy, who was the son of a U.E. Loyalist, who always stood steadfast to his Queen and country. Mrs. Davy was the mother of fourteen children, nine of whom survived her, three sons and six daughters; fifty-nine grand-children, and eight great grand-children. She lived respected and died regretted. Her remains were deposited in their last resting place at St. John's Episcopal Church Burying Ground, Bath, on Thursday, the 19th inst., amongst a large assembly of her oldest friends and acquaintances; and we may add that out of respect to her memory every place of business in Bath was closed, and the utmost sorrow was felt, that one so long a resident of Bath, and so universally beloved had passed away.

  

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Davy,

Sidney Miller

 

OBITUARY – S. M. Davy – The many friends were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Sidney Miller Davy second son of Marshall Curtis Davy, Esq., aged 48 years, 8 months and 20 days, which took place last Sunday morning at 8:15.  Deceased had been confined to his bed a little more than two weeks when he was taken to the Kingston General Hospital,  in the hopes of being relieved from his intense pain by an operation.  An operation was performed Ash Wednesday morning, but very little relief was obtained.  He remained in the hospital until March 26th, when, at his own request, he was taken home, where everything was done to make him comfortable.  He rapidly grew worse and death relieved him of his sufferings April 27th.  Rev. Mr. Evans administered to his spiritual wants, visiting him from time to time during his illness, and conducted his funeral services, which took place the following Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s church, Bath.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Dawson,

Nicholas Hazelet

 

Died - At Adolphustown, on Saturday last, Nicholas Hazelet, son of Mr. John Dawson, of Kingston, aged about 4 years.

       

Sept 5 1828

Kingston Gazette & Religious Advocate

Deams,

Walter

 

DIED OF DIPHTHERIA - While Visiting His Grandfather at Lansdowne -

Lansdowne, Dec. 28. - There is sorrow in the home of Stephen Findlay, near here.  Just before Christmas, his son-in-law, John Deams, of Elmira, N.Y., came over with his two small sons, Robert and Walter.  Both were taken down with diphtheria, and Walter, the youngest, aged about eight years, died yesterday, and the other is in serious condition.  Mr. Deams had to return home, so is not here at present.

 

Mon Dec 30 1907

Daily British Whig

Kingston

Dean,

Simon

 

SIMON DEAN -  The son of Andrew and Margaret Dean was born June 9th, 1850.  In early life he was regarded as a quiet lad, being known as youthful mischief.  He had a love for the word of God when very young, and while one day sitting near the house perusing the Scriptures a strange warmth kindled within him.  Thus while reading of “the love of God shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost given unto us,” he exclaimed, “If that be religion, I have got it.”  Having got it, he held on to it with great conscientiousness unto the end.  He was married in 1872, and kept up family worship as long as possible under all the circumstances of unhappy domestic relationship.  Stet vexata. About a year ago he returned to his father’s home near Tintern, a broken-down man in body and in spirit, but his hope in God was unshaken amid all his trials.  Early last fall it became evident that consumption had set in, and at the time of our first visit we reminded the good brother that in all probability he had not long to live, and asked what preparation had been made for the journey beyond.  With remarkable calmness he said, “Tis all right; I expect to die soon.”  He was notably familiar with the promises of God’s Word, and his little Bible in his hand showed marks of faithful use.  Paul said to Timothy, “From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.”  The same thing seemed to be repeated in the life of Br. Simon Dean, to the honor and praise of God.  He died at the residence of Andrew Dean, Esq., Tintern Mills, November 29th, 1885.  A large number of friends gathered at the house, thence to the Tintern church, where the writer sought to improve the solemn occasion by preaching a sermon on “the brevity of human life and the value of true piety.”  All who knew this dear brother can bear testimony to his true piety, which accounts for his scrupulous conscientiousness and childlike honesty of action in all and with all with whom he had to do.  [signed] R. B. Rowe

 

May 12 1886

The Christian

Guardian

Delaney,

Thomas

 

Died - Drowned at Adolphustown, on Sunday, June 27th, Thomas Delaney, of Amherst Island, and second eldest son of Mr. Patrick Delaney, of this city (Kingston).

 

Drowned at Adolphustown - On Sunday a party of young men went sailing on the Bay of Quinte, off Adolphustown. among them was Thomas Delaney, son of P. Delaney, of the Ontario Foundry. The boat was capsized and Delaney drowned. The unfortunate young man leaves a wife and two children on Amherst Island. His brother, William Delaney, is grappling for the body.

 

June 30 1886

Daily British Whig

DeLashmutt,

Melvin L.

 

Deaths - DeLashmutt

At his home, Conway, on Saturday, Nov. 5th, 1927, Melvin L. DeLashmutt, aged 68 years, 7 months and 17 days.

     

Nov 18 1927

Napanee Beaver

Deline,

Alpheus Augustus

 

OBITUARY - THE LATE A. A. DELINE -

The death occurred at Kingston, on Monday afternoon, of Alpheus Augustus Deline, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Deline, of Napanee.

Mr. Deline had been ill for only a few months and about a month ago was removed to the hospital in Kingston, where he passed away.  He was well known in Napanee and the district, where form some time he was minister in charge of the Pentecostal Assembly.

The late Mr. Deline, who was in his 49th year, was born at Cloyne, Ontario.  In early manhood he went to Cleveland, Ohio, where he remained for sixteen years.  About eleven years ago, he returned to Canada and lived at Folliette, Ont.  About nine years ago he came to Napanee. He began his work as a minister of the Pentecostal Assembly in Grafton, West Virginia, before returning to Canada.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Deline, and six brothers and sisters, Mrs. David Anderson, of Armstrong, Ont., Mrs. W. C. Quinn, of Hornepayne,  Iner C. Deline of Hornepayne;  Mrs. Harry Kellar of Toronto, Walter Deline of Newcastle and Sherman Deline, in the United States.

The funeral is being held at his parents’ home on Thursday afternoon, at 2.00 p.m. with Rev. Morgan of the Pentecostal Assembly in charge.

 

Scrapbook

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Deline,

George

 

The Late George Deline

Mr. George Deline, a very well known and highly respected citizen of Napanee, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. David Anderson, Brantford, on Wednesday afternoon, June 2nd.  Mr. Deline had been in failing health for the past two years and had been seriously ill with heart trouble for the past two months. Believing a change might be beneficial, he and his wife went to Brantford about six weeks ago to stay with their granddaughter.  But shortly after, his condition became worse and for over two weeks before his death he suffered intensely.

Mr. and Mrs. Deline came to Napanee about fifteen years ago and until forced to give up active work two years ago.  Mr. Deline was a faithful employee of Drake’s Bakery and later of The Francis Bakery.  He was born nearly 77 years ago at Roblin and was the son of John and Elizabeth Deline.  He married Essie Wickware of Cloyne, and when he was about 24 years old they went to live at Cloyne where they conducted a general store business for over 30 years.  After leaving Cloyne they were in the same business at Croydon for 15 years.  At both places Mr. Deline conducted the post office and was in charge of a mail route.  After disposing of their business at Croydon they went to Foliett in Northern Ontario where they remained a year, then later were in the general store business at Newcastle from which place they came to Napanee about 15 years ago.

Mr. Deline was always known as a man of very fine character and for the past ten years had been a devout member of the Pentecostal assembly  in Napanee.  He was a member for many years of Tweed Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Quinn and Mrs. R. W. Douglas of Hornepayne,  and Mrs. Harry Kellar of Toronto, and three sons, Walter at Newcastle, Iner C. at Hornepayne and Sherman in the United States.  Another son, Augustus, died about three years ago. A twin brother Mr. John Deline of Roblin, also survives.

His body was brought to Napanee on Thursday and the funeral was held at his late residence East St. on Friday afternoon.  It was in charge of the Masonic Order of Tweed with Rev. J.A. Goss conducting the service, and Rev. A. Morgan of Kingston, a former pastor, preaching the sermon.  Interment followed in Riverview cemetery.

 

Scrapbook

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Deline,

Irena

DELINE - At  Port Colborne, Sunday, Mar. 3rd, 1934, Irena Deline in her 75th year.

1934

Newspaper

Clipping

Delong,

Robert James

 

DELONG - At Napanee, on Tuesday, January 29th, 1929, Robert James Delong, aged 74 years and 5 months.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, West. St., on Thursday afternoon, at 2.30 o’clock.

 

1929

Scrapbook

Clipping

Demille,

Adelaide

   * see Post, Adelaide

Demorest,

Catharine

 

At Napanee, on Saturday, June 7th, 1919, Catharine Demorest, aged 91 years, 6 months and 7 days.

     

1919

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Demorest,

Jinney

Jinney, dau of Jacobus and Mareikia Demorest, Fredericksburgh, buried 10 Mar 1794.

1794

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Dempsey,

Sarah Elizabeth

 

On Feb. 18th, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Dempsey died in Seattle at the age of eighty-seven years.  Deceased was born in Picton, Ont., and for many years was an esteemed resident of Marmora.

 

Mar 29, 1920

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Denike,

Andrew

 

At Fredericksburgh, on 17th  ult, aged 83 years, Andrew Denike. The deceased, one of the first settlers in Upper Canada, could number, ere his death, nearly 100 grandchildren and children.

 

DENIKE, Andrew, died in Fredericksburgh the 17th inst., age 83.

 

Thurs. Dec 23, 1841

Toronto Herald

 

Dec 15 1841

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Denike,

Rhoda Emily Williams

 

DENIKE - In Picton, March 19, Rhoda Emily Williams, wife of the late John M. Denike, aged sixty-eight years.

 

Mar 29, 1920

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Dennee,

Elizabeth A.

(nee O'Donnell)

 

Obituary - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Dennee

Fortified by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church, and surrounded by a loving family, there passed to her eternal reward on January 7th, 1929, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Dennee, in her eighty-ninth year, and since her marriage a life-long resident of South Fredericksburgh.

The late Mrs. Dennee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John O'Donnell, was born at Lindsay, Ont., but at an early age moved with her parents to Kingston, where her father taught languages. She resided there until her early marriage with the late John R. Dennee, of Bath. Death claimed her devoted husband sixteen years previously and she leaves to mourn a kind and gentle mother, two sons and six daughters, Mrs. F. Duffy, of Hamilton; Mrs. C.D. Brown, of Bath; Mrs. C.J. Coy, of Syracuse; Miss Helena Dennee, of Syracuse; Misses Ethel and Josephine at home; Mr. Eugene Dennee, of Kingston, and Mr. John Dennee, at home. Another daughter, Sister Mary Veronica (Maud) predeceased her mother some years ago.

The funeral took place from the family residence on Thursday, January 10th to St. Lucy's Church, Bath, where Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Lacey, of Deseronto.

The high esteem in which the deceased was held was evidenced by the many spiritual and floral offerings and kind sympathy extended to the family. R.I.P.

       

Jan 23 1929

Napanee Beaver

Dennee,

John R.

 

The Late John R. Dennee - One of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of South Fredericksburgh, died on Monday last, in the person of John R. Dennee. The deceased was taken ill about three weeks ago. The best expert medical skill was secured to relieve, his sufferings, but complications setting in the end, came suddenly and peacefully on the 3rd inst., at the age of 84 years. He was born in South Fredericksburgh, of U.E. Loyalist parents, and went too Australia during the gold excitement of '52, where he was successful, returning in '55, settling on the old homestead, where he died. He served his municipality as Reeve and was Councillor for a number of years. He was also a Justice of the Peace. The late Mr. Dennee leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife, two sons, Eugene G. Dennee, of Kingston, and John A. at home, five daughters, Mrs. Frank Duffy, Kingston; Mrs. D. Brown, South Fredericksburgh; Mrs. Coy, Syracuse, Helena of Philadelphia, and Ethel and Josephine at home. Two sisters also survive the deceased, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Murdock, of Bath. J. O'Donnell, of the local Excise Department, Kingston, is a brother-in-law of the deceased. The funeral, which took place on the 6th inst., from his late residence to Sandhurst cemetery, was largely attended, thus testifying to the esteem in which he was held. The family have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends on the sudden taking away of a kind husband and father.

     

Feb 14 1913

Napanee Beaver

Dennison,

Pheby

 

Obituary – MRS. PHEBY DENNISON – Mrs. Pheby Dennison, relict of the late William Canton, Esq., Napanee, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Bowerman, on Sunday morning at the ripe age of 79 years and 6 months.  She was a lifelong resident of Napanee or its vicinity and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She and her husband were active members of the Methodist church and well known Christian workers.  For the past six months she has been very sick.  The funeral was on Monday.

 

Sept 11 1891

Napanee

Express

Denyes,

Mrs. Sidney

 

Odessa Lady Dies From Burns

Mrs. Denyes, widow of the late Sidney Denyes, living on a farm about a mile west of Odessa, was so badly burned on Monday morning of last week at her home, that she died at 5 o’clock the same evening.  Mrs. Denyes arose early and was carrying a lighted lamp and whether or not she suffered a fainting spell and fell, or whether the lamp exploded is not known but the oil went all over her night dress and she was soon a mass of flames.  Her son did  everything possible to extinguish the flames, but she was terribly burned all over her body, head, arms and limbs.  Deceased was about sixty years of age, had lived in this district all her life, and was very widely known and highly respected, and the unfortunate accident cast a gloom all over the neighborhood.  Deceased is survived by two sons, Dr. Gerald Denyes, Shannonville, one son at home, and  one daughter, who is a nurse in New York.  The late Mrs. Denyes was a Methodist in religion.  The funeral took place at Odessa on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Mar 7 1922

Napanee Express

Deroche,

Hammel Madden

 

DEROCHE – At Napanee, Hammel Madden Deroche.  Born August 27th 1840.  Died March 10th 1916

 

Hammel Madden Deroche was born at the village of Newburgh, in the County of Lennox and Addington, on the 27th  day of August, 1840, and died at his residence in Napanee on March 10th  1916. He was a son of Paschal Deroche, who was born in the Province of Quebec, and settled in Newburgh in 1835, and his mother was Elizabeth Jane Madden, daughter of Hammel Madden, a U. E. Loyalist, and a sister of the late Robert Madden, Esq., of Camden.
Mr. Deroche was educated at Newburgh Grammar School, and at Toronto University, where he graduated with first-class honors and the Silver Medal in Modern Languages in 1868, having also taken first prize as public speaker at the Literary Society. He taught as Second Master in Newburgh Academy, under Rev. Wm. Lewin, B.A., for four years, and as Principal of the Napanee High School for two years. He began the study of Law with D. H. Preston, K. C., of Napanee, in 1870, and afterwards with the late James Bethune, K. C. of Toronto, and was called to the Bar in 1874, and since then has been practising law in Napanee - from 1877 to 1903 in partnership with Jas. H. Madden, Esq., now Judge of the County Court. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1890, and for many years was Crown Counsel at the Assizes in Eastern Ontario. While attending the University of Toronto, Mr. Deroche joined the University Company of the Queen's Own Rifles and fought at the Battle of Ridgeway against the Fenians on June 2nd 1866. He was a member of the Legislature of Ontario for twelve years, having been first elected for the Riding of Addington in 1871, and was re-elected in 1875 and 1879, but was defeated in 1883, and was Chairman of the Standing Orders and Printing Committee for several years. Mr. Deroche was a Liberal in politics and a supporter of the late Sir Oliver Mowat, and took a prominent part in all the political campaigns in these Counties and in many other Ontario Ridings until he was appointed County Attorney and Clerk of the Peace of the County. He was a member of the Council of Public Instruction for Ontario from 1873 until the office was abolished and the late Adam Crooks was appointed Minister of Education, and was one of the last, if not the last, surviving member of that Council.

Mr. Deroche was Chairman of the Local Board of Examiners for Teachers from 1871 until the law was changed a few years ago, and was chairman of the Napanee Board of Education for ten years, and also President of the Mechanics Institute for four years. The cause of public instruction found in him, a stalwart champion and one whose labors were effective and far reaching.

Mr. Deroche was married in December 1872 to Sarah Ann Christian Pile, daughter of T. G. Pile Esq., for many years a planter in Barbadoes and afterwards Collector of Customs at Deseronto. His wife died in August, 1905.

Mr. Deroche is survived by four children: Eleanor E. Deroche, B.A., of Rossland, B. C.; Sarah A., C. P. Costigan, widow of the late Rev. Edward Costigan; H. M. P. Deroche, Barrister, of Melville, Sask., and Col. Alex. P. Deroche, Director of Works and Buildings in the Militia Department at Ottawa.

W. P. Deroche, Local Registrar, is a brother, and Judge Deroche, of Belleville, a nephew. Mrs. John S. C. Shorey, of Newburgh; Mrs. Geo. Watts, of Odessa, and Mrs. John A McKay of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, are sisters.

The funeral took place at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Napanee, on Monday last. Rev. J. H. H. Coleman officiating, and was largely attended. Out of respect to the deceased being a Fenian Raid Veteran, 'C' Company of the 80th Battalion, to the number of one hundred and fifty, marched in the procession.

 

1916

From the Watson scrapbooks

Deroche,

Rose Jane

   * see Watts, Rose Jane

Deroche,

Sarah Ann

Christian

(nee Pile)

 

OBITUARY – MRS. H. M. DEROCHE – Died at Napanee on Thursday, Aug 10th, 1905, Sarah Ann Christian Deroche, beloved wife of H.M. Deroche, K.C., ex-M.P.P. Mrs. Deroche was born in the Island of Barbadoes in the British West Indies on the 14th of August 1850.  She was the second daughter of Thomas G. Pile, Esq., formerly proprietor of estates on the island of Barbadoes, and Eleanor Ann Pile, formerly Crichlow.  Mr. Pile afterwards came to Canada and became Custom House Officer at Deseronto.  Mrs. Deroche was married on the 5th of December 1872 to Mr. H. M. Deroche, K.C., County Crown Attorney, at that time M.P.P. for Addington. The Pile family was one of the oldest and most highly respected in the Island of Barbadoes.  Mr. Thomas G. Pile was a first cousin of Sir George Pile, K.C. M.G., President of Her Majesty’s Consul at Barbadoes.  Mrs. Deroche has two sisters, Mrs. Henry Briscoe and Mrs. David McClue, of Deseronto, surviving her and her aged mother.  She leaves four children, Eleanor E. Deroche, B.A., at home, Mrs. Edward Costigan, wife of the Rev. Edward Costigan, Rector at Deseronto;  Hammel M.P. Deroche, B.A., Barrister-at–law, of Napanee, and Alexander P. Deroche, of the Department of Militia and Defence at Ottawa.

 

1905

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Detlor,

Amanda

  *  see Johnston, Amanda 

Detlor,

Amy D.

  *  see Shorey, Amy D.

 

Detlor,

Byard

 

Detlor - At Hawley, Saturday 24th June, Byard Detlor, aged 82 years and 10 months.

 

OBITUARY - BYARD DETLOR, ESQ. - By the death of Mr. Byard Detlor, the township of South Fredericksburgh has lost one of its oldest and most respected sons. He was born in that township in 1816, and was consequently nearly eighty-three years of age at the time of his death. He lived all his life time in that township and was an excellent type of its excellent and intelligent farmers. Up to the last he retained his physical and intellectual strength to a remarkable degree and was only a couple of days sick - of a paraletic stroke. Mr. Detlor was of U.E. Loyalist descent. His grandfather, Valentine Detlor, came to this province with the Loyalist refugees in 1784 and settled in the township and not far from the locality where some of the fifth generation of the same family now reside. He was a soldier of the King's Loyal Regiment of New York during the American revolution and was on the official government provision list in 1786. The land first granted to him by the Government was, according to the Crown lands record, sold to Cyrenus Parks. Jacob Detlor, his son, was the father of the subject of this notice and was also a life-long resident of the same township. Mr. Byard Detlor married Miss Martha Ham, a daughter of Mr. John Ham, one of the early prominent residents of Fredericksburgh, who survives him with six of their children. The sons living are George, Jacob and Perry, all residents of South Fredericksburgh, and Delew, in Minnesota. Another, son, Byard, was for some years a promising young resident of Napanee and died not long ago, after a very successful business career in Iowa. The daughters are Rebecca, wife of Charles Hawley, Esq., of Hawley, and Josephene, wife of C.R. Mallory near Cobourg. The deceased was an active and consistent member of the Methodist church, and a man of very exemplary and consistent life. In politics he was a conservative, but he never took a very active interest in political affairs.

 

Passed Peacefully Away

Mr. Byard Detlor, an old and highly respected resident of Hawley died on Saturday after a short illness. He was nearly eighty-three years of age and kept possession of his health and mental faculties to the last. He suffered a paralytic stroke and only survived two days. His wife was a daughter of John Ham, an early Methodist local preacher. She survives him, and she is a sister of Zina Ham, of Napanee, and Mrs. Solomon Wright, of Fredericksburgh. The funeral took place on Monday from his late residence.

 

Died - Detlor - In South Fredericksburgh on June 24th 1899, Byard Detlor aged 82 years and 10 months.

    

Byard Detlor, of Hawley, South Fredericksburgh, died on Saturday. He was one of the oldest and best known residents of that township. He was nearly eighty-three years of age, and kept possession of his health and mental faculties to the last. He suffered a paralytic stroke and only survived two days. His wife was a daughter of John Ham, an early Methodist local preacher. She survives him, and she is a sister of Zina Ham, of Napanee, and Mrs. Solomon Wright, of Fredericksburgh. The funeral will take place on Monday from his late residence.

     

June 30 1899

Napanee Beaver

 

From the Scrapbooks of J. Wright.

 

June 28 1899

Napanee Star

 

June 26 1899

Daily British Whig

Detlor

[Child]

 

A similar accident happened in the family of Mr. Samuel Detlor, of Fredericksburgh, on the 2d ult., -One of his children, four years of age, fell into a kettle of boiling water, and was so severely scalded that it died the next day.

      

Nov 11 1823

Upper Canada Herald

Detlor,

[Child]

 

DETLOR - At Hamburgh, on the 24th inst., infant child of Mr. C. H. Detlor, aged 2 weeks and 3 days.

 

June 1 1877

Napanee Express

Detlor,

Elce (Elsie)

(nee Huffnail)

 

DETLOR – At the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Keenan, of Marshall, North Dakota, on Sunday, January 16th, 1916, Elcy Detlor, relict of the late St. George Detlor, of Napanee in her 93rd year.

 

There passed away on January 16th, 1916, in Mohall, North Dakota, the last member of an old United Empire Loyalist family of South Fredericksburgh, in the person of Mrs. Elsie Huffnail, relict of the late St. George Detlor, in her 93rd year. Deceased was one of a large family of daughters of Jacob and Jane Huffnail, several of whom married and settled in their native township and Adolphustown, each of them, like Mrs. Detlor, raising a large family, which have now become scattered far and wide. Mrs. Detlor reared eight daughters, all of whom were married, and spent her declining years with the youngest, Mrs. W. D. Keenan, in North Dakota, where in 1900, this octogenarian filed on a homestead and obtained her patent for 160 acres. She came of a sturdy race. Her grandfather, Andrew Huffnail, who died in 1841, at the age of 70, as recorded in the old UEL cemetery at Adolphustown, where he and his son, Jacob, who died in 1880 at the age of 83 were buried, was only a lad of 13 when he landed with the first Loyalist contingent that ascended the Bay of Quinte on that memorable day, June 16th, 1784, in the little cove adjoining the cemetery. Andrew "Huffnagle" must have been an ambitious youth for we find in the old records in the Parliament Buildings, Toronto, that he filed a UEL claim not only in South Fredericksburgh, adjoining No. 11, which became the family homestead, but also in what has since become Prince Edward County and also in Hastings County. Doubtless he became ashamed of his German name in the new British possessions, for the records show that "Huffnagle" disappeared and the Anglicized name of Huffnail took its place, which after enduring for several generations, has now disappeared forever. One of the sisters of Mrs. Detlor married Thomas Carnahan and of the large family raised on the adjoining farm to the Huffnail homestead, but one member, Edward Carnahan remains in the township, and he resides on the spot where the original Huffnail log shanty was erected, and where in succeeding years, a large frame house was built on a side hill with a basement kitchen like a modern bank barn. This quaint old building, familiar a generation or two ago to every one in the front townships, is now unknown to all but a few of the older people who can remember the quiet, honest, kind-hearted old farmer, Jacob Huffnail, who, leaning heavily upon his strong cane, walked slowly around the premises and cordially greeted the neighbors who saluted him in passing. Another daughter married John VanCott, and subsequently Robert Peterson. The two VanCott sons moved to Manitoba and the Petersons have long since passed away. Another became Mrs. John Hazlett, and raised a large family in Adolphustown on what afterwards became the Hanlon, and now the Johnston farm. None of the Hazlett family remain in the old district. Those living are in various parts of the Western States, and the name has disappeared from the township records. Another daughter, Amy A---, married Archibald C. Davis, a grandson of Henry Davis, the Loyalist pioneer, who homesteaded on lot -- in the 2nd concession of Adolphustown, about a mile west of the Huffnail homestead. As was the universal custom of those bygone days, a large family was raised in the Davis home on the south half of lot 16, but the north half became barren, for there, Peter D------- living with his father and mother after all the other members of the large family had left the old root tree, remained an old bachelor to his dying day. But there was a husky bunch of seven boys and two girls in the family south of the road and how their parents found enough food to satisfy their ravenous appetites has always been a grave mystery to at least one member of that brood. The gentle, heroic mother did her duty faithfully and well and departed to her final rest at an early age, when the writer was but eight years old. Dim, but pleasant recollections remain of that good mother, who like all the other Huffnail women, and particularly Mrs. Detlor, was always kind and considerate and deeply thoughtful of the comfort and happiness of others. They doubtless inherited the characteristics of their father, Jacob Huffnail and it is to be devoutly hoped that the many good qualities of those plain, honest kind-hearted progenitors of our present generation may be perpetuated in the lives of our children and grandchildren. Nelson Davis and his family and George and Amy Ann still remain on the old Davis homestead; and while the Huffnail name has now disappeared after a period of 132 years, since the U.E. Loyalist landing, the blood still prevails in the widely scattered families enumerated above, and will continue to prevail for many generations. Thus it has been in the history of many other names and families in our old County of Lennox; and it would be well if some member of each family would trace back the history of these grand old men and women to the beginning of life in this new country, even in such a rough disconnected way as this has been done in order that those coming after us may have some basis for tracing their ancestry back through the period in which we live. After the great sacrifice of the noblest and best of our young men has been made to preserve the heritage, which our forefathers through [**clipping is cut off here**].

 

1916

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Detlor,

Eliza

   * see Yeomans, Eliza

Detlor,

George

George, son of Valentine and Catharine Detlor, Fredericksburgh, buried 2 July 1789.

1789

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Detlor,

George D.

 

George D. Detlor, an old and respected resident of Napanee, was killed Monday by his horse running away.

 

Dec 6 1894

Acton Free Press

Detlor,

Helen Maria

 

MISS HELEN MARIA DETLOR – A highly esteemed and life long resident of Napanee, died on Tuesday morning last, after a short illness in her sixty-second year.  Deceased was the youngest and last surviving member of a large family, who for years occupied a prominent position in business, church and social circles of our town.  Deceased was a daughter of the late George H. Detlor, surveyor of customs at Kingston, who left a family of ten children, viz., Amelia, wife of the late Miles Caton, of Newburgh;  St. George D., Wm. V., Titus S., Samuel McL, Mrs. Charles James, Mrs. James Perry, Mrs. Frank Griffith, Elizabeth and Helen, all now deceased.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, the remains being placed in the Eastern cemetery.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Detlor,

Jacob

 

DETLOR - At Deseronto, on Saturday, October 10th , Jacob Detlor, aged 65 years and 7 months.

     

1908

From the Hough Scrapbooks

Detlor,

Jane

   * see Fretz, Jane

Detlor,

John

 

At Fredericksburgh on 11th inst., Mr. John Detlor, aged 76, an old inhabitant of these Counties.

   

Dec 28 1854

Daily British Whig

Detlor,

Martha

(nee Ham)

 

OBITUARY - MARTHA HAM - Relict of the late Byard Detlor, of Hawley, died on Thursday, 10th March, aged 85 years and 10 months. Deceased was a daughter of the late John Ham, who left a family of thirteen children, but three of whom survive her, viz., Zina Ham, Napanee, Mrs. P. T. Ham, Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Eleanor Ham, Conway. Four sons and two daughters survive. They are Perry Detlor, Conway, with whom she spent her declining years; Mrs. Chas. Hawley, Mrs. Mallory, Cobourg; Louis and George, Violet, and Jacob in the west. Deceased was a most devout member of the Methodist church, a kind and loving neighbor, who will be missed by friends and relatives for many a day. The funeral took place last Saturday afternoon to the Morven vault, for interment later in the family plot.

 

1904

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Detlor,

Samuel

 

DETLOR, Samuel, was born in New York, but came to Canada when he was young and joined the first Methodist Class in Fredericksburgh March 2 1791. He died in Fredericksburgh July 28 1844 age 72, survived by his wife and a son, J. V. Detlor.

 

Dec 3 1844

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Detlor,

Samuel McL.

 

Obituary Notes - Samuel McL. Detlor, Esq.

On Tuesday morning of this week the people of the town were much shocked and surprised to learn that one o tour old and well known townsmen, Samuel McL. Detlor, Esquire, had suddenly passed away during the previous night. He had been rather feeble in health for some time and complained of feeling very weak for a few days past, but was able to be about up to the day of his death  No one supposed his end was so near. On Monday night he complained of not feeling well, and his daughter, Mrs. Madden, was sitting up with him. She noticed after a time that his head appeared to hang down languidly, and to her surprise she found that death had come. So quietly and inperceptably was his last end. Mr. Detlor was born in Napanee a little over 72 years ago, and he spent all his active days here. He was of U.E. Loyalist descent; his father and mother being both of U.E.L. families. his father, the late George H. Detlor, Esq., was for many years a leading business man and citizen in this county. He was one of the earliest merchants and represented Lennox and Addington in the old parliament of Upper Canada, in company with John Solomon Cartwright, from 1836 to 1841. He was, later on, for years, Clerk of the old United Counties Council of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and then an officer in the Customs at Kinston for some years.

The deceased was a member of the first Town Council of Napanee and sat many years at the council board. He was also, for some years, a member of the County Council, and was also a member of the High School board, appointed by the County Council.

A few years ago, he moved to London, Ont., and remained there until last year, when he again returned to Napanee. He married Miss Nancy Grange, a sister of our townsmen, Messrs. John T. and A.W. Grange. She survives him with their three children, Mrs. J. Madden, of Napanee; Mrs. Eugene Richardson, of Belleville; and Mr. George Detlor, of London. He was one of thirteen children of whom only two now remain, Mrs. James Perry and Miss Helen Detlor, both of Napanee. His brothers, the late Wm. V., St. George, and Titus Detlor, were all well known citizens of Napanee for years. He was a member of the Methodist church, and in politics one of the old Reform party.

The funeral will take place on Thursday, at 2 o'clock, at the house.

     

May 30 1900

Napanee Star

Detlor,

Walter

 

PTE. WALTER DETLOR – Word was received on Sunday last by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Detlor, Hawley, that their son, Walter, had been killed in action.  Walter, who was attending Queen’s University, joined the reinforcements for the Princess Patricia Battalion, and left for Overseas last summer.  The family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Detlor,

William V.

 

Deaths - Detlor - At North Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, May 11th, 1929, William V. Detlor, aged 69 years.

 

The funeral of the late Mr. William Detlor, who passed away on Saturday after a very brief illness, took place yesterday afternoon at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Joseph Yeomans, Deseronto Road, the service being largely attended.  The brethren from the Loyal Orange Lodge of Napanee, Deseronto, and other points in the district attended the obsequies.  The service was conducted by Rev. J. S. Beckel of the Bay Circuit, after which the cortege proceeded to Tamworth where interment took place.

 

OBITUARY - Mr. Wm. Detlor -

Friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Wm. Detlor, a lifelong resident of this county, on Saturday morning, May 11th.

He had been ailing for a short time, but his friends did not realize his condition was serious, as he had been going about as usual until Friday evening he was seized with a heart attack, and moved to the home of his sister, and though a doctor was called nothing could be done.

The funeral took place on Monday, May 13th, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jos. Yeomans, South River road and was largely attended.  The service was conducted by Rev. J. E. Beckel, assisted by Rev. Mr. Radcliffe, of Deseronto, followed by a service, under the auspices of the Brethren of the Orange Order of Deseronto and surrounding district, of which Order he had been a lifelong member.  The cortege then proceeded to Tamworth, where interment took place.

Mr. Detlor was born in 1860, in Richmond Township, of U.E.L. parentage, his father being Benjamin Detlor and his mother Rebecca Sexsmith. His wife and daughter, Alice, predeceased him some years ago, and surviving are seven children, James, Stanley and Mrs. S. D. Weese, of Saskatchewan;  Mrs. C. R. Tait, of Toronto;  Mrs. P.M. Howard and Mrs. E. C. McDonald, of Amherst Island, and Mrs. G. H. Young, of Sheffield Township.  There are also eight grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Jos. Yeomans, North Fredericksburgh;  Mrs. R. Reid, Napanee, and Mrs. J. Cummings, of Toronto.

 

May 15 1929

Napanee Beaver

 

Newspaper

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Scrapbook

Clipping

Devitt,

Ann

  * see Ferguson, Ann (nee Devitt)

Dewey,

Mrs. James

(nee McGrath)

 

THE LATE MRS. JAS. DEWEY -

The funeral of the late Mrs. Jas. Dewey was held from her home on Monday, March 17th, to St. Anthony’s Church, Centreville, where high mass was sung by the Rev. Father Ryan.

Mrs. Dewey passed away after a brief illness of only a few days, at the age of 69 years.  she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Phillip McGrath, of Centreville.  Her husband, James Dewey, pre-deceased her four years ago.  She was a devoted Catholic, also a member of the Catholic Women’s League.  Never was there any occasion for charitable work but found this devoted Christian woman cheerfully willing to help.

She leaves to mourn her loss one half brother, Hugh Donnelly, also one half-sister, Mrs. M. Maracle of Napanee, also a host of friends and relatives.

The spiritual tributes were numerous, showing the high esteem in which deceased was held.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Thos. Milsap, J. Alkenbrack, P.J. Quinn, Henry Ward, Peter Byrnes and Edward O’Connor.

 

Scrapbook

Clipping

Dewey,

Thomas

 

THOMAS DEWEY -

On Sunday, January 4th, at Croydon there passed to his eternal rest one of the best known and  most highly respected residents, in the person of Thomas Dewey.  Although he had been in failing health form some time, he was stricken with a severe stroke on December 31st, from which he never rallied and though everything that medical aid and loving hands could do, was done it was of no avail.  Mr. Dewey was 80 years and 3 months of age and was born and lived all his days on the homestead.  His wife, who before marriage was Margaret Ann McMullen, predeceased him 30 years ago.

Those left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father are James Dewey, Newburgh, Mrs. E. J. Perry, Harlowe, Mrs. W. J. Normile, Napanee, Mrs. Alex. Hanna, Tamworth;  Mrs. Peter Herzog, Coral Rapids;  Thomas Dewey, Port Colborne;  and Theresa and John, at home.  Also one daughter, Mrs. P.V. Whalen, of Fernie, B.C., predeceased him 23 years ago.

His funeral was held on Friday morning from his late residence to the Roman Catholic Church, Centreville, and was followed by a large number of friends and relatives.  Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. Father Mea.

The spiritual offering and floral tributes were numerous, showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held.  Six of the grandsons, the Perry boys, acted as pall-bearers and the body was placed in the vault to await interment in the spring.

 

Scrapbook

Clipping

Diamond

Mrs. A.N.

(nee Garrison)

 

Mrs. A.N. Diamond, a former will known resident of Napanee, died last week at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clapp, at Hamilton. She was a daughter of the late Philip Garrison, a well known farmer of South Fredericksburgh.

      

Nov 1 1899

Napanee Star

Diamond,

Elizabeth A.

 

AN OCTOGENARIAN - The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Diamond, who died of heart trouble at her home, 46 Sears Avenue, Providence, R.I. , on Wednesday at the age of 81, took place Friday afternoon, August 23d. Services, largely attended by relatives and friends, were held at the house, conducted by the Rev. Charles Olmstead, of Palmer, Mass., a former pastor, of Fulton, NY, where Mrs. Diamond lived for a number of years, and the Rev. C.F. Wood, pastor of the Academy Avenue Congregational church, Providence, of which she was a member. Mrs. Diamond will be buried beside her husband in the family lot at Sandhurst, Ont. She was born in Montreal, Nov 2d, 1826. In 1853 she was married to Barnabas Diamond, who died in 1871. In 1881, she removed from her home in Ontario to Fulton, N.Y. where she remained for eight years, going to Providence, R.I., in 1889, where she had since made her home. Six children, two sons and four daughters, are living. The former are Thomas F. and Irvine M. Diamond, both of whom live in Providence, and the daughters being Mrs. Helen Robertson, Misses Avice A., Alice A., also of Providence, and the youngest daughter, Mrs. Arthur Rendell, of Rhinelander, Wis. The second son, Charles T., died ten years ago in Wisconsin. The interment took place on Wednesday, at 1 p.m., in the Presbyterian cemetery, Sandhurst, South Fredericksburgh, Ont. The remains were viewed by a large number of near relatives and friends that had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect and mark the last resting place of their dear departed friend. The burial services were conducted by Rev. W. S. Boyce - Kingston paper please copy.


**THANK YOU NOTE INCLUDED UNDERNEATH IS AS FOLLOWS:** Thomas F., Irvine M., and Miss Alice A. Diamond, Providence, R.I., desire through the columns of The Beaver to thank all that met them and assisted in any way at Conway, on Monday evening, Aug. 26th , accompanying the remains of their mother, the late Mrs. Elizabeth A. Diamond. The remains were placed in the vault at Sandhurst, to await interment, and desire special mention of Messrs. Finley Galt, Michael Wagar and Thomas Sloan, and also for a beautiful bouquet of flowers sent by Mrs. M. Sills, Hayburn, an old and esteemed friend of the late Mrs. Elizabeth A. Diamond.

 

 

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Diamond,

James Fletcher

(John)

 

Obituary - John F. Diamond

On Wednesday, November 5 1952, after a brief illness, James Fletcher Diamond, died at his home in Batavia N.Y., in his 75th year.

He was born at South Fredericksburgh, in the county of Lennox and Addington, the only son of William and Maria Diamond.

While living at Tamworth he entered the employ of the Massey-Harris Harvester company and in 1922 was transferred to Batavia, N.Y., following the acquisition of the Johnston Harvester Company's plant and at the time of his death was a Branch Sales Manager.

The late Mr. Diamond was always agreeable to meet, with a breadth of view and a kindly tolerance of trifles. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and a fifty year member of the Tamworth Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and a member of Western Star Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.

Surviving are, his wife, Mrs. Ann Martella Baker Diamond, one daughter, Mrs. Lester E. Smith of Batavia N.Y., two sons, Thomas F. of Lockport N.Y., and Doctor Ralph B. Diamond of Melrose, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Ford Trumpour of Lansing Mich., and Mrs. Pearl Wagner of Forest Mills, Mich., and Mrs. Chas E. Sharp of Compton, California and five grandchildren.

Mr. Diamond never lost contact with the scenes of his boyhood and was a frequent visitor to the old haunts on Hay Bay.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist church to the Elmwood cemetery, Rev. G. Charles Weaver officiating.

   

Nov 19 1952

Napanee Beaver

Diamond,

John B.

 

OBITUARY - MR. JOHN B. DIAMOND - an old and well known native resident of South Fredericksburgh, died at his residence near Parma, on Thursday, Sept 26th  in the 71st  year of his age, after a long and very painful sickness. Mr. Diamond was of UE Loyalist descent, a son of the late Baltus Diamond, one of the pioneers of the township of Fredericksburgh. He was a life long resident of the township, and spent many of his earlier years as a successful school teacher. He settled on the farm where he died some years ago. He was a man of intelligence and took much interest in the early history of our Province. He was for some time a member of the Ontario Historical Society. He was also actively interested in public affairs and was for some years a member of the South Fredericksburgh Township Council; he was also at one time, a member of our County Council. In politics he was a member of the Conservative party, and was well informed in the public affairs of our country. He was for years a member of the Methodist church and died in the full enjoyment of a Christian's assurance. He married Miss Henderson, of Kingston, many years ago, who survives him, with their children, Maria, Herbert and Edward to whom our deep sympathies are extended in this their hour of great bereavement. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon last at the Sillsville Methodist church, of which he was a member and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Allin. It was largely attended. The body was deposited at the Sandhurst vault.

 

[Hayburn] A large number from here attended the funeral of John B. Diamond on Sunday at Sillsville. The body was placed in the Sandhurst vault.

 

Died - Diamond - At South Fredericksburgh, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 1901, John B. Diamond, aged 70 years, 8 months and 14 days.

     

1901

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

 

Oct 9 1901

Napanee Star

 

Oct 2 1901

Napanee Star

Diamond,

Letitia

(nee Martin)

(formerly Dickson)

 

DIAMOND - At South Fredericksburgh, on Saturday March 29th , 1913, Mrs. Letitie Diamond, aged 78 years and 10 months.

 

Obituary - At midnight, Saturday, March 29th, at her home at Hayburn, on the south shore of Hay Bay, Mrs. Letitia Martin-Dickson, wife of James Allen Diamond, passed to her eternal reward.

Mrs. Diamond was one of the oldest and best known residents of Lennox County. As Letitia Martin she was a school teacher. Her first husband was the late George Dickson and from that union there survive six children; George Fred Dickson, of Aledo, Ill.; Mrs. A.M. Dickinson, of Utica, N.Y.; James and John Dickson, and Misses Allie and Anita Dickson, of South Fredericksburgh.

Mrs. Dickson married James Allen Diamond of South Fredericksburgh about 34 years ago. She was a woman of wide reading and took an active interest in all the activities of this life and had the certain faith in the future which is the reward of the true Christian.

Mrs. Diamond was the last survivor, but one, of the large Martin family once so well known in Richmond. Of ten brothers and sisters, the only survivor is Rev. Alexander Martin of Belleville.

 

DIED - Near Sillsville, Ont., March 30th 1913 Letitia Martin-Dickson. Beloved wife of James Allen Diamond.  Aged 78 years, 10 months and 23 days.  The Funeral from her late residence, April 1st, 1913.  Interment at Napanee.

     

Apr 4 1913

Napanee Beaver

 

Apr 11 1913

Napanee Beaver

 

Memorial

Card

Diamond,

Martha Price

(nee Henderson)

 

OBITUARY - MARTHA PRICE DIAMOND - relict of the late J. B. Diamond, died Sunday, 11th  October, aged 70 years, after a short illness of but four weeks. Deceased was a daughter of the late Thomas Henderson, of Kingston and a brother of the late R. S. Henderson (*as written) one of the first lawyers to locate in Napanee. Deceased was after her marriage a faithful member of the Methodist church, and was a loving wife and mother, and kind neighbor. She leaves three children, Edmund and Herbert and Miss Maria Diamond, all on the homestead. Also, a sister, Mrs. E. A. Diamond of Providence, R.I. who was present at her deathbed. The funeral took place on Tuesday service being conducted by Rev. R. Allin, at Sillsville Church. The remains will later be interred in the family plot in the Presbyterian church burying ground, Sandhurst.

      

 

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Diamond,

Mary T.

   * see Carneham, Mary T.

Diamond,

Thomas F.

 

Obituary - The Late Thos. F. Diamond

The passing of Thomas F. Diamond, Toronto, Ont., reminds us that another descendant of the old United Empire Loyalists family of Diamonds, who located on the shores of Hay Bay many decades ago, has passed on to his reward.

"Tommy" as he was better known was born at Hay Bay, being the son of Barnabus and Elizabeth Diamond. He received his education at Hay Bay and Napanee, afterward taking up residence in the U.S.A., where he was engaged, for many years, in the fabrication of cloth materials by The Riverside Woolen Mills co., of Providence, R.I.

In 1900 he resigned his position to take over a very successful insurance business with The Metropolitan Insurance company. However, in 1920, he heard the call from his native land (Canada) and moved to Toronto, with his sister, the late Mrs. Hellen Robertson, and purchased a thriving rooming house business which he carried on successfully until four years ago, when Mrs. Robertson passed on. Tommy sold out his business when his sister passed on and lived retired, in Toronto.

It was while he was visiting his nephew, Mr. Walter a. Diamond of No. 3 Baylis Ave., Yorkville, N.Y., that he contracted a severe cold and passed away from a heart attack in the hospital there on the eighteenth of February last.

Tommy was a Methodist in religion, a conservative in politics, regardless of the many years he spent in the U.S.A., he remained true to the principles of his U.E.L. ancestors  and retained his Canadian citizenship. He had a wonderful personality, and was a keen business man. One could not realize that he had passed his allotted time of three score years and ten.

One sister survives, Mrs. Arthur Rendell, of No. 9 South Pelham St., Rhinelander, Wisc. After a service at the home of his nephew, Mr. Walter A. Diamond, the remains were placed in the Yorkville, N.Y. vault, to await interment in the family plot at Sandhurst Ontario in the spring.

     

March 7 1934

Napanee Beaver

Diamond,

William H.

 

DIAMOND, William H. second son of William Diamond, a Wesleyan Methodist Exhorter, died in Fredericksburgh Twp, Oct 18 1840, age 14y 9m, survived by his parents, brother and sisters, also an Uncle Abram.

 

1840

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

[Feb 3 1841]

Dibb,

Rev. Frederick

Thomas

 

HORRIBLE ACCIDENT - One of the most distressing accidents occurred at the Grand Trunk station on Friday noon last.  The Rev. Rural Dean Dibb, accompanied by his wife, little daughter Jessie and his sister-in-law, Mrs. W. C. Smith, went to the station to take the fast train for Kingston.  When they arrived at the depot the mail train was just in and they decided not to wait for the fast train.  Mr. Dibb went to secure the tickets, while the others boarded the train.  The train started and he rushed from the station and succeeded in catching hold of the handles of the coach, but unable to maintain his grip, was swung under the moving train.  Two coaches passed over the unfortunate man’s body, cutting it to pieces before the train was stopped.  The friends were taken from the train and driven to their home.  Rev. Frederick Thomas Dibb was born in India, where his father was Chaplain to the British forces.  He took a course at Bishop’s college, Lennoxville, Que., and was ordained by the late Archbishop of Ontario in 1892.  From that year until 1897 he was missionary at Ernesttown, being made Rural Dean of Lennox and Addington in the latter year.  He became acting rector of Bath in 1899 and in 1904 was sent to Deseronto.  He undertook a mission at Odessa in 1903, and on the retirement of Rev. Arthur Jarvis, rector of St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Napanee, was appointed vicar of that parish.  Mr. Dibb was a strong man, physically, mentally and morally and was a vigorous advocate of temperance principles and of all measures leading to better citizenship. 

 

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Clipping

Dickinson,

Annie E.

 

DICKINSON - At Napanee, on Thursday, January 17th, 1924, Annie E., beloved wife of Mr. R. J. Dickinson, aged 63 years.

     

1924

Newspaper Clipping

Dickson,

George Allen

 

GEORGE DICKSON -  Founder of Dickson’s Transport and Coach Lines (Napanee) Ltd. and a motel business at RR 5 Napanee (Deseronto Road) George Allen Dickson died Jan 19 at his residence after an illness of two months.  Born at Sillsville, son of the late John William Dickson, and his wife, the former Emma Penney, the late Mr. Dickson spent his early life in Sillsville and moved to Napanee following his marriage 32 years ago. A member of Trinity United church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Mount Arrat encampment of the IOOF, Mr. Dickson was also an enthusiastic baseball and hockey player and in later years took a great interest in these sports with the younger generation.  Surviving is his wife, the former Blanche Elizabeth Raymond, and a son, Richard, of Napanee, and daughter, Miss Janice Dickson, of Toronto, as well as three sisters, Mrs. William Barrett (Myrtle), of Napanee, Miss Ruth Dickson, Reg. N., of Belleville and Mrs. Gerald Galt (Kathleen) of RR 1 Bath.  Predeceased by a brother, Kenneth, he leaves two brothers, Ray Dickson, of Orono, and Robert, of Sillsville.  The funeral was held at Trinity United church with interment at Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.  Active pall-bearers were nephews, John Dickson, Ronald Barrett, Paul Dickson, Robert Galt, Frank Londry and William Raymond.  Honorary bearers were employees of the company he had founded;  Donald Close, Robert Armstrong, Reginald Thompson, Reginald Rowe, Morley St. Amand, John Matthews, Joseph Walsh, Barry Woodcock, Murray Snyder, Allan Richmond, Hector McDonald, Wally Vick Allen Mowers and Ronald Wood.

 

From the

Duffett

Scrapbooks

Dickson,

Ina Allinson

(nee James)

 

DICKSON - Ina Allinson, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton, Ontario, Monday, December 14, 1970, Ina Allinson James, beloved wife of Fred Dickson of RR 2 Napanee in her 56th year. Dear mother of Gordon and Jean, both at home. Resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. W. Picton. Funeral service Wednesday, December 16 at 2 p.m. Rev. Wilmer J. Graham officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery Vault. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

    

1970

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Dickson,

James Frederick

 

DICKSON, James Frederick - Suddenly at Napanee on Tuesday, June 17 1975, James Frederick Dickson, Sillsville, beloved husband of the late Ina James in his 70th year, dear father of Jean and Gordon at home. Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral Service in the chapel on Thursday, June 19 at 2 p.m. Mr. Stewart Froese officiating. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Friends desiring may contribute to the hear Fund. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 7-9.

    

1975

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Dickson,

Letitia

   * see Diamond, Letitia (nee Martin, formerly Dickson)

Dickson,

Mary Ann

(nee Magee)

 

Mrs. R. James Dickson

A link with the past was broken by the death on Monday, January 13, 1947, of Mary Ann Dickson. Minnie, as she was affectionately known, was the youngest child and only daughter of a family of eight children. Her parents were Robert Magee and Anabella Anderson, who came to Canada from Ireland in 1868.

Her chief interest was her home and family but in her personality there was a radiance felt by others and a very evident, quiet Christian faith. Her life was saddened by the death in 1943 of her younger daughter, Anabella.

Surviving are her husband, one son, Fred, on the homestead, Mary (Mrs. Ross VanDyck) of Bath, and Alex Magee, her youngest brother. Her funeral service was in charge of Rev. G. Steers, B.A., B.D. and Rev. G.A. Puttenham, B.S., B.D., of Inverary.

The bearers were six nephews, Robert, Lawrence, George, Albert, Edwin and Harold Magee. Interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery later.

     

1947

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Dickson,

Robert Colin

DICKSON, Robert Colin - Suddenly at his home, R.R. 2 Napanee, on Wednesday March 5 1980, Robert Colin Dickson, beloved husband of June McFarlane, in his 56th  year. Dear father of John, Paul and Wayne, all of R.R. 2 Napanee; and Mark, deceased. Dear grandfather of seven grandchildren, dear brother of Mrs. William Barrett (Myrtle), Napanee; Ruth, R.R. 2 Napanee; Ray, Orono; and Mrs. Kay Galt, R.R. 1 Bath; predeceased by brothers George and Ken. Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Masonic Service, Friday at 8 p.m. Friends desiring may contribute to the Conway United Church Memorial Fund. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9.

 

1980

From the Wright Scrapbooks.

Dickson,

Robert James

 

DICKSON - At South Fredericksburgh on Thursday, April 13, 1950, Robert James Dickson, beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Magee, in his 88th  year. Resting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ross VanDyck for funeral service on Saturday April 15 at 2 p.m. Pastor G. Stewart officiating Interment Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.

 

1950

From the scrapbooks of J. Wright

Dillenbeck,

William H.

 

The Late William H. Dillenbeck

William H. Dillenbeck, a well-known resident of North Fredericksburgh Township for many years, passed away at Kingston General Hospital early Wednesday morning, May 14th. He was taken ill on the day previous, with coronary thrombosis and died a few hours after being admitted to the hospital.

Mr. Dillenbeck, who was in his 69th year, was born at Northbrook and was a son of the late James F. and Mary L. Dillenbeck. When a young boy he moved with his parents to North Fredericksburgh where he spent the most of his life, except for eleven years in Manitoba, where he farmed. On his return to Ontario, he was cheesemaker at the Excelsior Factory, for some years and recently had operated a farm in North Fredericksburgh. he was a member of Anderson United Church and served on the church official board. He was also a member of No. 86 Oddfellows Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Amy Belle O'Neill, of Manitoba; one son, Hubert, in North Fredericksburgh and a daughter, Mary, Mrs. Herman Lasher, at home. He also leaves two grandchildren, David Dillenbeck and Brenda Lasher,; three brothers, Byard of Kingston, Harold of Richmond and Orval of North Fredericksburgh, and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Alkenbrack, of North Fredericksburgh.

On Thursday members of the Oddfellows Lodge conducted a funeral service at the Wartman Funeral Home, where the funeral was conducted on Friday afternoon by Rev. H.H. Mutton, assisted by Rev. E.F. Swayne. Burial was at Riverside cemetery.

Pall-bearers were Messrs. Norman Fitchett, Ross L. Card, Allan Baldwin, Robert Walsh, Rockwell Parks and Douglas Magee.

      

May 21 1952

Napanee Beaver

Dingman

Nancy

(nee Woodcock)

 

Obituary - Mrs. Nancy DIngman

Far over the hills with a smile on her face, Mrs. Nancy Dingman slipped away home, when God's finger touched her and she slept. Born in North Fredericksburgh, of U.E.L. parentage, Nancy Woodcock lived her life in the Bethany neighbourhood. He mother was lovingly known as Aunt Allie and lived to serve and love for nearly 100 years. One cannot speak too highly of her parents and brothers, as they were one of the best families considered from every viewpoint that has blessed our community by living here.

Miss Nancy Woodcock was true to her bringing up, and lived a life of unusual helpfulness in the community and church. Being of a very optimistic temperament, she never was a fault finder, but saw the bright side of everything and the good in everyone.

In her 52nd year she married Manson Dingman, and enjoyed eighteen years of happy married life. Mr. Dingman predeceased her in 1904.

Mrs. Dingman lived on with us through the years, always cheerful, always helpful and beloved by all who knew her.

On March 13th last she celebrated her 92nd birthday, in the best of health for one of her age, but for the last six weeks or so it was evident to her friends the end was drawing near, and at the noon hour on Friday, May 20th, she passed quietly away.

The funeral service was held at Bethany Church, on Sunday, May 22nd and was attended by the many friends and neighbours who had known and appreciated her worth throughout the years of her long and useful life. The member of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Church sat as mourners. After the service the interment took place beside her late husband in Bethany cemetery, North Fredericksburgh, Ont.

      

May 27 1927

Napanee Beaver

Dingman,

Richard

 

Richard Dingman, McDonald, died on Sunday, aged forty nine years and eleven months. Deceased was stricken with paralysis at the Bethany tea meeting, from the effects of which he never recovered. He resided with his brother, Manson Dingman, and was unmarried. The funeral takes place on Wednesday to the Napanee vault.

 

DINGMAN - At North Fredericksburgh, Feb 27th, Richard Dingman, aged fifty-nine years.

    

Mar 1 1898

Daily British Whig

 

Mar 7 1898

Daily British Whig

Dixie,

Mercy G.

(nee Woodcock)

 

OBITUARY -  The Late Mercy G. Dixey

Mercy G. Dixie, widow of the late Richard T. Dixey, formerly of Stoneham, Massachusetts, passed away in the hospital at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Sunday evening, February 14.  Though she had been ill for some three weeks, her demise was quite unexpected.

Mrs. Dixey was the daughter of the late Nelson and Matilda Woodcock of Hay Bay, Ontario, where the family, one of the oldest in that section resided for many years.  They attended Bethany church.

Mrs. Dixey left Hay Bay for the States about 1894, and soon after married Richard T. Dixey, direct descendant of General John Glover, and a member of a well known Massachusetts family.  The wedding was solemnized in Chelsen (?).  Later the family resided in Malden, Melrose and Stoneham. For the past four years, Mrs. Dixey resided in Portsmouth.  Quite recently she was confirmed in the Episcopal church, and services were held in Christ church on Wednesday morning at eleven o’clock.  Requiem was celebrated by the Rev. Sheafe Walker, assisted by four acoleytes, the full choir, and Mr. John Mitchell, organist. 

Mrs. Dixey is survived by her step son Wm. V. Dixey of Marblehead, Mass. and two nephews, Mr. Howard Vissor, of Thetford Mines, Que., and Mr. Herbert Visser of Niagara Falls.

Committal services were held in the Portsmouth Cemetery.

 

Mar 3 1937

Napanee Beaver

Doidge,

Mary

(nee McCracken)

 

MRS. MARY DOIDGE -

In her 71st year Mary McCracken, widow of the late Edward Doidge, passed away on March 24th at the home of her brother, Arch. McCracken, near Odessa.  In the vicinity of Roblin, where she was born, she spent the early part of her life.  About 32 years ago, she was united in marriage to Edward Doidge, of Selby, where she lived until his death in 1930.  Since then she lived with her brother.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robt. McCracken, of Camden Township, and was the seventh of a family of eight brothers and three sisters, of whom Mrs. Frank Leonard and Miss Belle McCracken, of Gladwin, Mich., Arch. McCracken, of Odessa, and Rev. W. A. McCracken, of Gananoque, survive.

The funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon from the home of her brother to the Holiness Movement Church, Roblin, Rev. Mr. Sills having charge, assisted by Rev. Mr. Berry, of the Standard Church.  A special solo entitled, “Will the Circle be Unbroken” was sung by Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wartman.  Interment was made in the village cemetery beside her husband.  Six of her nephews acted as pall bearers;  Wilfred, Hubert, Dick, Fred, Douglas and Elwood McCracken.

 

1939

Scrapbook

Clipping

Dollar,

Bata

 

DOLLER - At North Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, 4th Nov. 1885, Bata, wife of Charles Doller, aged 59 years, 10 months and 6 days.

 

Nov 6 1885

Napanee

Standard

Dollar,

Charles

 

Death of Charles Dollar - Found Dead in the Yard Near His Farmhouse

A sudden death occurred on Saturday last. Charles Dollar, York Road, one of the oldest and most respected residents as well as one of the best known in the county was found dead in his yard. He had lived alone for a number of years and it is not known just at what time the spark of life fled. He was noticed in the morning by his neighbor, around doing his chores, and as his sister, Mrs. Bell, and her husband were returning from market they discovered him dead, only a short distance from where his wife was found dead some twelve years ago. Deceased was born in Kingston in September 1817, and was in his eightieth year, but no one would have taken him for more than seventy. His father was an old British soldier and took part in the war of 1812. He was present at the battle of Lundy's Lane and after disbanding settled in Kingston. Five children were born three of whom yet live, Nelson and John, of Napanee, and Mrs. Samuel Bell, of Ernesttown. Louis, another brother, died only a few months ago. His wife was Miss Batie Bell, a sister of Samuel and William Bell, of Ernesttown, who, it will be remembered, was also found dead in the yard. They had no children. He was for some years a member of the township council of Fredericksburgh. He was a man of very quiet and retiring disposition, a consistent member of the Methodist church and a staunch conservative. He was a man of very temperate habits and a life long advocate of temperance and of a most cheery and pleasant disposition. He was one of the youngest old men in the neighborhood. He was never known to be sick, and was in Napanee the day before his death in his usual health.

    

May 25 1897

Daily British Whig

Doller,

Catherine

(nee Dunbar)

 

MRS. CATHERINE DOLLER - On the evening of 7th August, the oldest resident of North Fredericksburgh passed away in the person of Catherine Dunbar, relict of the late Lewis F. Doller.  She was ill for eight months, with a complication of diseases.  For thirty hours before she died she went to sleep, from which she never awakened until she wakes on the resurrection morn.  She was a consistent Christian, being a member of the Methodist church for   --- three years.  She was born in South Fredericksburgh and moved with her parents, the late Andrew and Sarah Dunbar to the fourth concession of Ernesttown when a child.  In the year 1855 she was married to the late Lewis F. Doller and moved to North Fredericksburgh on the farm, on which she died. She leaves three daughters and one son, Mrs. Geo. H. McKim, of Watertown, Mrs.  Annie M. Garrison of North Fredericksburgh, and  Mrs. Wellington Loyst of Napanee, and  Mr. Albert V. Doller of Morven.  Also two brothers and two sisters, Mr. John Dunbar of Napanee, James of California, Mrs. Martha McGuin of Napanee, and Mrs. John Denyes of Odessa.  One brother, Mr. E. H. Dunbar, predeceased her by a few months.  The funeral was held from her late residence to the White church, Morven, followed by a large concourse of friends, showing the great respect in which she was held.  The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. G. Horton, with the assistance of the choir.  The bereaved ones wish to thank their neighbours and friends for their extreme kindness during Mrs. Dollar’s illness.

 

Newspaper Clipping

Donovan,

Mary

DONOVAN - At Richmond, Saturday, March 3rd, 1934, Mary Donovan in her 81st year.

1934

Newspaper

Clipping

Dopking,

Mrs. Wilson

 

In Memoriam - Mrs. Wilson Dopking, died May 5th, 1917, aged 50 years, 8 months.

  

Enterprise Circuit

Year ending

May 1917

Dopking,

Mrs. Wm.

 

In Memoriam - Mrs. Wm. Dopking, died May 2nd, 1917, aged 46 years.

  

Enterprise Circuit

Year ending

May 1917

Dorland,

Alley

 

Died - At Adolphustown, on the 2d inst., Mrs. Alley Dorland, wife of Thomas Dorland, Esq.

         

Dec 11 1827

Upper Canada Herald

Dorland,

Bessie M.

   * see Grace, Bessie M.

Dorland,

Katharine

 

DORLAND - At Conway, on Thursday, April 23rd, 1936, Katharine Dorland, in her 82nd year.

 

Mrs. (Dr.) Dorland passed peacefully away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.M. Johnston, Conway, on Thursday last. Mrs. Dorland was a very highly respected resident of Sillsville for many years. She had been in poor health for a long time, but was cheerful, and visited friends not long ago in Adolphustown. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Quarterman on Saturday afternoon.

 

The community was saddened on Friday morning to learn that Mrs. James Dorland, Sr., had passed beyond during the night. Mrs. Dorland resided in this neighborhood for many years, and, until failing health made it necessary for her to retire from active live, took a lively interest in all work connected with St. Alban's Church and also in all welfare work, particularly the Women's Institute Her husband passed away about 20 years ago. She is survived by her two children, James, of Kingston, and Mrs. H.M. Johnston (Gwendolyn), with whom she has resided for several years. The funeral services will be held in St. Alban's church this afternoon, followed by interment in the cemetery here.

     

Apr 29 1936

Napanee Beaver

Dorland,

Dr.

 

Photo

 

Obituary – Dr. Dorland, a well known residence  of Adolphustown, passed away very suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 10th 1916, of apoplexy.  Dr. Dorland graduated from McGill college in 1873, practiced in Milwaukee and Chicago several years, and returned to Adolphustown in 1905.  Besides practicing medicine, Dr. Dorland was a successful farmer, and owned the best farm in the Township.  He leaves a widow, Catharine Dorland, a daughter, Gwendolen Dorland, and James P. Dorland, an only son, who enlisted and sailed with the First Contingent.  Dr. Dorland was 65 years of age, and Anglican and in politics was a staunch Conservative.

 

1916

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Dorland,

Eleanor N.

 

Dorland, Eleanor N. - At Adolphustown on Wednesday March 30th  1909, Mrs. Eleanor N. Dorland, mother of Dr. Dorland, aged 89 years

  

1909

From the Hough Scrapbooks

Dorland

Dr. E.G.

 

In Belleville, on the 21st inst., Dr. E.G. Dorland, third son of Samuel Dorland, Esq., Adolphustown, aged 29 years.

   

Oct 29 1855

Daily British Whig

Dorland,

Elizabeth Jane

   * see Membery, Elizabeth Jane

Dorland,

Elizabeth R.

   * see Pruyn, Elizabeth R.

Dorland,

Elsie Etta

   * see Turner, Elsie Etta

Dorland,

John P.

 

Sunday last, at Adolphustown, John P. Dorland died. Deceased had been ill for some time. The funeral was a large one. Mr. Dorland was born and brought up on the farm on which he died. He married Helen Daly, whose father and mother resided for a time near Wilton. One son is a physician in Milwaukee, and the other, Redford, resides at the homestead. Mrs. A.N. Hermance is one daughter, the other being Mrs. C.C. Parks. Mr. Dorland for years was reeve of the township, continuing to fill the office until his eyesight failed. At about 72, he died, the expression being that an honest man, upright in all his dealings, had departed.

Nov 16 1887

Daily British Whig

Dorland,

Louisa

(nee Murdoch)

 

Word was received on Saturday of the death of Mrs. J.W. Dorland at Picton. A resident of Adolphustown for many years, Mrs. Dorland would have been 100 years old if she had lived until March.

 

Mrs. J.W. Dorland Died at Picton in Her 100th Year

The death occurred at Picton on Friday, January 11th, 1952, of Mrs. J.W. Dorland, in her 100th year. Mrs. Dorland was a former resident of Dorland, in Lennox and Addington County, but had resided in Picton for some years, since the death of her husband. Her only child died many years ago.

 

Centenarian Passes at Picton

Mrs. J.W. Dorland, Formerly of Adolphustown, Died in 100th Year

Mrs. J.W. Dorland, the last surviving member of a family of eleven, passed away on Friday, January 11, at the home of a life-long friend, Mrs. Gertie Baker, Hallowell, near Picton, in her 100th year.

Mrs. Dorland, formerly Louisa Murdoch, was born in Adolphustown in 1852, and was of Scotch and United Empire Loyalist descent. In 1895 she married J.W. Dorland of Adolphustown and lived in Adolphustown, until her husband's death in 1922, when she disposed of her hospitable home, where all her friends had loved to visit, and moved to Kingston. She was deeply interested and very active in all departments of the Adolphustown United Church. In 1942 she moved to Picton, where she resided at the Globe Hotel until 1947 when she went to live with her friend, Miss Baker.

Her funeral service was conducted at the Funeral Home of G.M. Hicks & Son, Picton, on Monday, Jan. 14. Her body was placed in Glenwood vault for burial later in the family plot beside her husband ad daughter.

The bearers were Messrs. J.W. Duffett, George Carson, Raymond Fretts, Ross Allison, Mark Trumpour, and J.L. Haycock.

      

Jan 16 1952

Napanee Beaver

 

Jan 23 1952

Napanee Beaver

Dorland,

Mary

 

At her residence, Adolphustown on the 6th inst., Miss Mary Dorland, aged 71 years.

   

Nov 15 1878

Napanee Express

Dorland

Patty C.

(nee Casey)

 

MRS. PATTY C. DORLAND  died in September, aged 90 years and 8 days.  Mrs. Dorland was the eldest daughter of Willet and Jane Casey, of Adolphustown, and was born at Stanford, Duchess County, N.Y., in the year 1784.  After her marriage to Gilbert Dorland in 1804, they removed to “Lakeview Farm,” Hallowell, were she spent the remainder of her life.

 

1874

Journal of Education for Ontario

Dorland,

Redford

 

DORLAND – At Adolphustown, Thursday Dec. 6th, Redford Dorland aged 56 years.

 

REDFORD DORLAND – Of Adolphustown Township, died at Dorland, on Thursday last, 6th Dec. aged fifty-six years.  Deceased had been ill for about six weeks previous to his death.  He was unmarried and leaves a widowed mother, Mrs. John P. Dorland, a brother, Dr. James Dorland, and two sisters, Mrs. A. N. Hermance, Adolphustown, and Mrs. Chas. B. Parks, Hay Bay.  Deceased was a quiet unassuming man and an affectionate son and brother.  He took a deep interest in the welfare of his native township served for three years in the municipal council and for the past nineteen years performed the duties of township clerk conscientiously and to the satisfaction of the councillors and ratepayers.  Mr. Dorland was an adherent of the Methodist church, and the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. S. Boyce on Sunday morning last.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Dorland,

Samuel J.

 

Died - at the residence of his brother, Thomas J. Dorland, in the township of Adolphustown, Lenox Co., C.W., the 12 of 12th mo., 1862, Samuel J. Dorland, aged 67 years, a member of West Lake Monthly Meeting of Friends. He was several years superintendent of the West Lake Boarding School, and no doubt many who read this notice will recall the days spent at that Institution, under his supervision.

    

1862

Stray clipping

Dorland,

Thomas

 

DIED - At Adolphustown on Monday the 5th inst. Thomas Dorland, Esq., an old and highly respectable inhabitant of this Province.

 

March 10 1832

Kingston Chronicle

Dougall,

Elizabeth

 

DEATHS - DOUGALL - On Saturday, 3rd inst., at her late residence, Church Street, Belleville, in the 82nd year of her age, Elizabeth Breckenridge, relict of the late John Dougall, Esq. [**Written in - Feb 1883**]

   

1883

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Dougall,

Elizabeth

   * see Hoover, Elizabeth

Douglafs, (Douglas)

John

 

John Douglafs, a native of Ireland aged 23 years, lately of Fredericksburgh died 2d May and was buried on the 4th of the same month by me, S. Givins, Rector. Witnefses - Charles Morgan & Thomas Scales

   

1839

Parish Records,

Napanee

Doupe,

Claude

 

CROYDON BOY KILLED

A shocking tragedy occurred near Croydon, which is about fourteen miles north of Napanee, on Saturday afternoon last as a result of which Master Claude Doupe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Doupe, was instantly killed.

The three brothers, consisting of Claude, aged 14, Arthur, aged 11, and Robert, aged 8, were playing in the shed at the rear of the house.  Inside the shed were four gasoline drums which were empty and had not contained any gasoline since last fall.

The eldest boy, Claude, was sitting on one of the drums and asked his brother, Robert, for a match which the latter went in the house and procured.  The unfortunate lad then lit the match and put it in one of the valves.  A terrific explosion took place which completely severed the top of the drum and blew the lad with a terrible impact against the ceiling, he being instantly killed.

The explosion was so terrific that the side walls of the shed were completely demolished and several windows in the house were shattered.

On hearing of the tragedy, Chief F. W. Barrett and Dr. C. M. Stratton hurriedly proceeded to Croydon and after hearing the particulars decided than an inquest was unnecessary.

 

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Clipping

Doupe,

Eliza Jane

  *  see Hughes, Eliza Jane 

Doupe,

Marion Hannah

 

DOUPE - At Croydon, on Friday, January 11th, 1929, Marion Hannah, dearly beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Doupe, aged 17 years, 7 months and 23 days.

 

1929

Scrapbook

Clipping

Dowdle,

Lena

(nee Graham)

 

Mrs. W. H. Dowdle - The death occurred on Saturday, Oct. 24, 1959, of Mrs. Wm. H. Dowdle at her late residence, Newburgh, in her 81st year.

Not in the best of health during the past year, she had been doing her house work as usual until August 27, when she was taken ill with a stroke which left her confined to her bed, and on Oct. 20 she suffered the second severe attack from which she did not regain conscious and passed away on Saturday evening, Oct,. 24.

The late Mrs. Dowdle was formerly Lena Graham, a daughter of the late Nathaniel Graham and his wife, Elizabeth Cook and was born on April 21, 1879 in Camden township.  She was married to William Henry Dowdle on March 30, 1898, being the first couple to be married in the new St. Luke’s church Camden East.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. D. Woodcock.  They celebrated their golden anniversary on March 30 1848, with their family and friends joining with them.

Her husband predeceased her on October 18 1950, also one daughter Laura Elizabeth on October 25 1937, in her 23rd year.

The late Mrs. Dowdle was a member of St. John’s church, Newburgh.  A very devoted mother and neighbour, and by her kind and sympathetic nature she won for herself a host of friends, and her happiness was found in serving others, and was never happier than when surrounded by the members of her family and friends.

Left to mourn the loss of a loving mother and grandmother are eight sons and three daughters;  James of Kingsford;  Mrs. Arthur Graham (Mary), Selby;  Archie of Oshawa;  Harvey of Desmond;  Mrs. Wm. Storring (Alice) Newburgh;  Walter and Albert of Newburgh;  Mrs. Arthur Walker (Marjorie), Selby;  Alex, Robert and John A., at home;  21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  Also a sister, Mrs. Robert Dowdle and a half brother Herbert J. Cameron of Windsor. 

By request, six sons acted as pall-bearers:  James, Alex, Archie, Walter, Robert and Harvey;  six granddaughters were flower bearers, Sinda, Sally, Louise, Lorraine Dowdle and Mary and Sharon Collings.

Her funeral was held on October 27, after a short service at the home, the cortege proceeded to St. Luke’s Anglican church, Camden East, where the church was filled to capacity.  her rector, the Rev. Canon Wakelin preached a comforting sermon, assisted by the Rev. Walker.  Three of the deceased’s favorite hymns were sung.  Interment was in St. Luke’s cemetery.

 

Nov 19 1959

Napanee

Post Express

Dowling

Ida

   * see Abrams, Ida Dawling

Downey,

Archibald McN.

 

DOWNEY - At Napanee, on Tuesday January 26th, 1909, Archibald McN. Downey, aged 64 years.

 

1909

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Downey,

Ellen

 

Died - In Napanee, Jan. 24th, Ellen, relict of the late Thomas Downey, aged 72 years.

       

Feb 4 1885

Daily British Whig

Downey,

Robert

 

Death of Robert Downey

Yesterday afternoon a telegram was received from Oswego, N.Y., announcing the death of Mr. Robert Downey, of that place. Mr. Downey is well known in town, being the founder of the firm known here as the Downey Co. He was born on what is known as the Downey farm, South Fredericksburgh, about 63 years ago. About 23 years ago, he moved to Oswego and there he became one of the leading grain and coal merchants of that city. Mr. Downey is a brother of Mrs. Charles McGreer, Napanee, James H. of Whitby, and Archie on the old homestead, South Fredericksburgh, and John of Belleville.

     

Jan 18 1899

Napanee Star

Downey,

Thomas

 

FUNERAL OF THE LATE THOS. DOWNEY, The funeral of the late Thos. Downey, Esq., took place from his late residence on Dundas St. Friday afternoon last to St. Mary Magdalene Church where service was held. Ven. Archdeacon Bedford-Jones officiating. The pall bearers were six sons of the deceased - Robert, who resides in Oswego, N.Y.; Donald N., of Whitby; Archibald of South Fredericksburgh; George, of Belleville; John and James H. of Napanee. The cortage was very large and represented the leading men of the town and county. The remains were interred in the Napanee Cemetery. In our brief reference to Mr. Downey's death in last issue we omitted some interesting details which we will endeavour to supply now. Mr. Downey on coming to Canada first took up his residence in Camden township where he remained for a brief period. He then removed to South Fredericksburgh where he resided up to a few years ago when he removed to Napanee. He was an energetic, industrious and intelligent agriculturist, and by the exercise of these qualities accumulated a handsome competency, at the same time instilling into his family of seven sons these same qualities with the result that they have made the name of Downey one of the best known in business circles in the Dominion as well as in the Northern States. During Mr. Downey's residence on the farm he served his municipality as reeve and councillor for many years to the discharge of the duties of which offices he brought to bear ripe experience and strict probity. In politics he was always a consistent supporter of the Conservative party and did valuable service in the ranks, while at the same time retaining by his inoffensive manner the esteem of his opponents. Of a family of four only one survives him, a sister, Mrs. Thos. Neilson of South Fredericksburgh. Mr. Downey leaves a family of seven sons and two daughters - the latter Mrs. A. D. McRossie and Mrs. Charles McGreer - and ten grandchildren. He was a man of excellent character, upright and honourable in all his dealings.

 

1883

Records supplied by Mrs. Mertie Jean Ackerman

Downey,

Thomas

 

Thomas Downey, merchant, aged 78 years, buried May 23 1884.

 

1884

Parish Records

Napanee

Doyle,

Rachael

   *  see Hannah, Rachael 

Dredge,

Rachel Ann

 

DREDGE - On Monday, July 19th, at her late residence, 910 Steaton Street, Rachel Ann, the beloved wife of Alfred Dredge, in the 55th year of her age.

 

July 28 1886

Christian Guardian

Drury,

Charles

 

Charles Drury, an old and much respected resident of Gosport, died on Wednesday last, with cancer of the stomach. Deceased was aged seventy-six years, and leaves two sons and two daughters, Jennie and William, in Manitoba, and John and Matilda at home. His wife died about two years ago.

     

July 29 1895

British Whig

Drury,

Mrs. Charles

(nee Chalmers)

 

The late Mrs. Charles Drury

Mrs. Drury, wife of Charles Drury, of Gosport, died suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 9th, while sitting in her chair and talking to a neighbor, John McMurrin, aged 69 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Peter Chalmers, and leaves three brothers, Capt. and Messrs. William and Peter, all residing in Adolphustown. Her sister, Mrs. Eliza Clark, died some years ago. Deceased was born in county Carlow, Ireland, where she was married about forty-five years ago to her now bereaved husband. They came to this country and settled in Adolphustown about 40 years ago, and have been residents of the county ever since. She leaves four children, two boys and two girls. The two sons, John and William, and their sister Jane are residents of Manitoba, and Martha is home with her father. Deceased has not been in good health for years, but was always smart and able to be about, her trouble being heart disease, which caused her sudden and unexpected demise. She was an affectionate wife and mother, and a kind neighbor, and will be sadly missed by a host of friends, as well as in her own household. She was a devout member of the church of England, and fully prepared for her great change.

   

Oct 17 1892

Daily British Whig

Dudgeon,

Florence Irene

(nee Coburn)

 

OBITUARY - Mrs. Ross Dudgeon.

On the evening of Sept 26th, 1921, a deep gloom was cast over the surrounding vicinity when the news rapidly spread of the sudden death of Florence Irene Coburn, beloved wife of Mr. Ross Dudgeon, of Selby.  She had been ill just a few hours, and all that two physicians, a nurse and other loving hands could do, was of no avail until God relieved her.

Deceased was just twenty years of age, had only been married about ten months and amid the pleasures of her new home found much to live for.  Her life was like a beautiful flower which blooms and gladdens our hearts for a time and the tender branch is broken and the flower gone forever, leaving the delicate perfume to remind us of its beauty.

Besides her heart-broken husband, she leaves to mourn her early demise two sisters and two brothers, with other sorrowing friends to whom we extend our deepest sympathy,.  The casket which was laden with choice wreaths and sprays from her many friends was borne to Selby Church on Wednesday afternoon, where Rev. T. H. P. Anderson and Rev. E. Farnsworth, a former Pastor of deceased, delivered an impressive sermon to the sorrowing friends and neighbours, after which the remains were laid to rest in Camden V. Cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

 

1921

Scrapbook

Clipping

Duffett,

Amy Gena

(nee Allison)

 

DUFFETT, Amy Gena - At her late residence, Adolphustown, on Tuesday, December 3, 1968, Amy Gena Allison, wife of John Watson Duffett, and dear mother of Mrs. Albert Elnor (Gena), Toronto and Mrs. Fred H. Harkness (Catherine), Kingston, in her 79th year.  Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee.  funeral service in the Chapel on Thursday December 5 at 2 p.m.  Mr. W. J. Graham officiating.  Interment Watson Cemetery, Adolphustown.  The family requests that donations, in memory, be given to the Canadian Arthritic and Rheumatism Society. 

 

MRS. JOHN DUFFETT - Mrs. Amy G. Duffett, a well-known resident of Adolphustown, died at her home after a lengthy illness, the only surviving daughter of the late Roderick and Margaret Allison.  Born at Parma, Ont., in 1890, she was predeceased by one sister, Anita.  Organist and director of Adolphustown United church choir for many years and a long time member of the Ladies’ Aid, later the United Church Women of that church, she was also a past member of the Adolphustown Women’s Institute.  Her husband, John Watson Duffett, and two daughters survive;  Mrs. Gena Elnor of Toronto, and Mrs. Catherine Harkness, of Kingston.  Mrs. Duffett had eight grandchildren: Allison, Sandra, and Garry Potter, Albert and Herbert Elnor, John, Court and Christopher Harkness, and 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral service was held at the Wartman Funeral Home in Napanee, with interment in Watson Cemetery, Adolphustown.  W.J. Graham officiated. Pall-bearers were Hugh Allison, James Chalmers, Alexander Allen, Harold Allison, John Roblin and Court Harkness.

 

1968

From the

Duffett

Scrapbooks

Duffett,

Carrie Amelia

(nee McCallum)

 

On Saturday morning, last, Carrie Amelia McCallum, wife of W. S. Duffett, aged 38 years.  Funeral this afternoon at 2 o’clock from her husband’s residence, 15 Cathcart Street.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

 

Ca 1882

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Duffett,

Elizabeth

 

On Sunday, 7th January 1906, at the residence of her son-in-law, 15 Brunswick Avenue, Elizabeth Duffett, widow of James F. Duffett, aged 87 years.  Funeral from above address to Prospect Cemetery, on Tuesday, 9th January, at 2:30 p.m.  Quebec papers will please copy..

 

1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Duffett,

Emily

(nee Hillock)

 

DUFFETT – On August 3 1921, Emily, eldest daughter of the late John Hillock and beloved wife of Walter Duffett.  Funeral (private) from 35 Winchester st. on Friday afternoon at 2:30. Flowers gratefully declined.

 

1921

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Duffett,

Florence Emma

At her late residence, Lyall Ave., on Aug. 29th, Florence Emma Duffett.  Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

1915

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Duffett

John Watson

 

DUFFETT, John Watson - At Extendicare, Kingston, on Friday, January 31 1975, John Duffett, husband of the late Amey Allison and dear father of Mrs. Frank Harkness (Catherine) Kingston;  and Mrs. A. Elnor (Gena), deceased, in his 89th year.  Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, 159 John Street, Napanee.  Funeral Service in the chapel on Monday February 3 at 11 a.m. Mr. Stewart Froese officiating.  Interment J.J. Watson Cemetery, Adolphustown.  The family will receive friends Saturday 7 to 9, Sunday 2 to 4 and 1 to 9 p.m.

 

J. W. DUFFETT - John Watson Duffett, of Adolphustown, died Jan 31, 1975 at Extendicare Nursing home, Kingston.  He was born Dec. 14, 1886, at Ottawa, elder son of William Sealy Duffett, and his wife, the former Mary Adelaide Watson.  A brother, Dr. W. Harold Duffett, Napanee, died Aug. 20 1974.  Mr. Duffett moved at an early age with his family to Adolphustown where he attended public school.  He attended collegiate institute in Napanee and Kingston and took up farming at Glenwood Farm, after working two years in his father’s store at Adolphustown.  He lived at Pleasant View House, the former home of John Joseph Watson, until his retirement from farming in 1957, when he moved to the former home of the late ex-warden, Cyrus R. Allison, JP, and his late wife, the former Catherine Jane Murdock, grandparents of his late wife, the former Amey Gena Allison, who died Dec. 3 1968.  He was also predeceased by his eldest daughter, Mary Gena Potter Elnor, on July 18 1969.  Mr. Duffett took a great deal of interest in sports and in his youth played hockey and soccer and played on the Adolphustown baseball team for many years.  A member of the United Empire Loyalist United church at Dorland, he was treasurer from 1915 to 1967 and for the same period was a member of the trustee board, of which he was chairman for many years.  He was a steward and acted as secretary for several years and was on the building and finance committee, where he was instrumental in drawing up the UEL United Church cemetery plan in 1959.  Keenly interested in politics, he was president of the Liberal Association in Adolphustown and retired in 1959 after nearly 40 years on the  executive.  He was on the township council for 12 years, seven as reeve, and represented Adolphustown Township on Lennox and Addington county.  He entered municipal life in 1934 when he was elected to council.  In 1935 he was reeve and was re-elected in 1936 and 1937 and again in 1939 and for the next four years.  He was twice chairman of county council’s property committee and chairman of the finance committee for two years, succeeding W.W. McCabe, of North Fredericksburgh, as Warden of the county in 1941. John Duffett leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred Harkness (Edith Catherine) of Kingston, and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Feb. 3 at Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee with Rev. Stewart Froese and Rev. Edward Carne officiating, both of Adolphustown, and burial was at J. J. Watson Cemetery, Adolphustown.  Pallbearers were Jack Roblin, Hugh Allison, Alex Allen, Ken Miller, Herbert Bartlett and James Chalmers.

 

1975

From the

Duffett Scrapbooks

Duffett,

Julia

 

DUFFETT – At her residence, 500 Ontario street, on June 7, Julia Duffett, relict of the late George Duffett.  Funeral (private) on Monday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock.  Kindly omit flowers.  Quebec papers please copy.

  

1907

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Duffett,

Mary Gena

   *see Elnor, Mary Gena

Duffett,

Walter George

 

DUFFETT , Walter George - On Monday, November 28, at his residence, 35 Winchester street, Walter George Duffett, beloved husband of the late Emily Susan Hillock, in his 82nd year.  The late Mr. Duffett is resting at above address, where service will be held on Wednesday at 3 p.m..  Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Please omit flowers, Funeral private. 

 

WALTER DUFFETT, 81, WELL KNOWN IN ART. - Walter George Duffett, 81, secretary-treasurer of the Nordheimer Piano and Music Co., before his retirement five years ago, died at his Winchester St. residence on Monday.  He had been ill for two .  Born in Toronto, Mr. Duffett attended Park school, Grammar school, and Jarvis collegiate.  He was made a life member of the Toronto Art association.  Well known as a member of Berkeley Street United church, Mr. Duffett was a keen curler and a member of the Granite club.  His sister, Lillian Duffett, survives.

 

From the

Duffett

Scrapbooks

Duffett,

William Harold

Ernest Vernon

Dr.

 

DUFFETT, Dr. Harold - At his home, Dundas Street West, Napanee, on Tuesday, August 20, 1974, Dr. Harold Duffett, beloved husband of Marguerite couch, 86th year;  dear father of Ruth Wright, Sandhurst;  Mrs. Jack Smail (Mary), Sault Ste. Marie, dear grandfather of Susan, Linda and Sherry;  dear brother of J. W. Duffett, Adolphustown.  Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee.  Funeral Service Thursday August 22, at 11 a.m. Reverend James Clark officiating.  Interment Riverside Cemetery.  Friends desiring may contribute to the Heart Fund.  the family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

DR. W. H. DUFFETT - Dr. W. H. Duffett died suddenly at his late residence here on Aug. 20, 1974 in his 86th year.  Services were held at the Wartman Funeral Home, with Rev. James Clark officiating.  Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.  Born in Ottawa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sealy Duffett, he moved to Adolphustown with his family, where he received his early education.  Graduating from Napanee Collegiate he attended Queen’s University, Kingston, receiving his degree in medicine in 1916.  Upon completion of his internship in Hamilton City Hospital he joined the Medical Corps with the rank of Captain.  After the First World War he returned to Adolphustown, where he practised medicine until 1928.  He then moved to Napanee and continued practising there until his retirement in 1972.  Keenly interested in preventive medicine, he served as Medical Health Officer in Adolphustown, Napanee, Bath and Deseronto until the formation of the Health Unit.  He initiated the immunization program in the elementary schools in Napanee in 1940.  He is survived by his wife, the former Marguerite Couch, and two daughters, Mrs. Edmund Wright (Ruth), Sandhurst, and Mrs. Jack Smail (Mary), Sault Ste. Marie;  three granddaughters, Susan and Sherry Wright and Linda Smail;  and one brother, Jack Duffett, of Adolphustown.  Pallbearers were Harold Allison, Ken Christian, Lyn Gray, Charles Henricks, Jack Roblin and Judge Gerald Smith.

 

1974

From the

Duffett Scrapbooks

Dugall,

Phebe

Phebe Dugall, Fredericksburgh, buried 19 May 1797.

1797

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Dulmage,

Samuel

 

DIED - In this town on Tuefday laft, aged 11 years, Mafter SAMUEL DULMAGE eldeft son of Mr. Elias Dulmage.  The circumftances of his death were truly melancholy.  On Tuefday morning he accompanied his father to the woods in perfect health, for the purpofe of bringing a load into town.   The youth, leaving his father, drove off with the load, and on defcending a fudden declivity, it is fuppofed, fell between the horfe’s heels and the front part of the train, when feveral pieces of the wood tumbled on his cheft. - He did not long furvive - This is the feventh child the afflicted parents have loft.

 

Mar 16 1816

Kingston

Gazette

Dunbar,

Catherine

   * see Doller, Catherine

Dunbar,

Sarah Angeline

(nee Griffith)

 

Obituary - Mrs. Dunbar - On October 31st, 1927, there passed away at her home, in South Fredericksburgh, Mrs. Dunbar, widow of the late Ezra Dunbar, who predeceased her in November, 1906. Her maiden name was Sarah Angeline Griffith (Pet). Her married life was spent in the Fourth Concession of Ernesttown, and on the death of her husband she returned to her old home, where she took care of her brothers, Dave and Jack. She had been real well until about five weeks ago, when her heart began to fail, which resulted in her death. The funeral service was held at the White Church, Morven, on Tuesday afternoon, and was conducted by Rev. Harry Pawson, of Trinity Church, Napanee, and interment took place in the family plot.

    

Nov 4 1927

Napanee Beaver

Dunbar,

William H.

 

DUNBAR -  At Napanee, on Thursday, April 27th, 1933, William H. Dunbar in his 71st year.

 

THE LATE WILLIAM H. DUNBAR - Death came to William H. Dunbar on Thursday April 27th, after a lengthy and painful illness at this home on Thomas Street.  He had been in poor health for the past two or three years and had been confined to his bed  for some weeks past.  Mr. Dunbar, who was a life-long resident of this district, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dunbar.  For the past fifteen years he had been a resident of Napanee, and previous to that time, had been a successful market gardener.  His farm was in North Fredericksburgh, not far from town, and, for years he regularly attended the local markets with his very high quality produce.  Mr. Dunbar was a man of irreproachable character, who commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him.  For one year, some time ago, he was a member of the town council and for quite a number of years was actively connected with the affairs of Riverside Cemetery. He was a valued member of Grace Church and served for some time on the official board.  He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Ida Earl, who, at present, is in poor health, and one sister, Miss Blanche Dunbar.  A brother, Frank died some years ago.  The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from his late residence, where the services were conducted by Rev. W. P. Woodger, minister of Grace United Church.  The pall bearers were J. W. Hambly, C.A. Wiseman, R. S. Wales, J. M. Graham, Stanley Hart and J. M. Boyce. 

 

1933

Newspaper

Clipping

Duncan,

Margaret Lavina

    *  see Lapum, Margaret Lavina

Dunham,

Ann

   *  see Peterson, Ann

Dunham,

Enoch Fletcher

 

The Late Enoch Fletcher Dunham.

The subject of this memoir was a son of the late Darius Dunham, a pioneer minister of the Methodist church. He was born on Aug. 10th, 1811, in the township of North Fredericksburgh, where he resided with his parents until his marriage with Ann Chamberlain, daughter of the late Dr. Chamberlain, when he settled in the township of Richmond, one mile west of Napanee. Having a large family of sons, whom  he was anxious to provide for, he removed to the township of Kaladar, where he secured a large tract of land. He was one of the oldest magistrates in the county, and was postmaster for a number of years in the township where he resided. About 3 years ago his wife died when he moved to Napanee to live with his son-in-law, Phillip Embury, whose wife was an only surviving daughter. There he lived until his death, which took place on Jan. 30th. For the last two months he complained of great weakness and failing strength, but was able to walk about and sit at table and take his meals with the family until about two weeks ago. Since then he was confined to his bed, and sank rapidly until death released him from his sufferings on Jan'y 30th. Many remember him with great respect, and regret his death sincerely.

      

Feb 4 1890

Daily British Whig

Dunn,

Donald

   *  see Dunn, Rena

Dunn,

Dorothy Elizabeth

 

DUNN - Suddenly at 915 Bathurst street on Saturday, Feb 12th, Dorothy Elizabeth in her 17th year, only beloved daughter of Wallis and the late Maud Dunn.  Funeral from the above address on Saturday, Feb 19th, at 2.30 p.m.

 

1910

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Dunn,

Rena

 

Mr. And Mrs. Odey Dunn, Kaladar, have the sympathy of many friends in the death of two of their children.  Last week two of the family became ill with scarlet fever.  On Sunday morning their eldest daughter, Rena, a bright girl of thirteen years, succumbed, and on Sunday night, Donald, a little boy of four years, died.  It is reported that two other of the children are in a most critical condition

 

Apr  20 1911

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Dunning,

Eleanor

(nee Blaker)

 

MRS. DOUGLAS F. DUNNING -

The death of Mrs. Eleanor Dunning occurred suddenly and without any period of illness at the rectory of St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Adolphustown, where her husband, Rev. Douglas Dunning was recently appointed rector.  They resided at 14 Sunset Drive, Belleville, prior to that.  Mrs. Dunning, the daughter of the late Capt. And Mrs. L. B. Blaker, of Belleville, trained as a Registered Nurse at the Oshawa General Hospital and was nursing at the Rochester, N.Y. General Hospital until her marriage to Mr. Dunning, on November 11, 1939.  The couple moved to various RCAF bases during Mr. Dunning’s career as a technician and technical officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  They always considered the Belleville district as home and resided either in Trenton or Belleville for many years.   Mrs. Dunning resumed nursing activities with particular emphasis on  physiotherapy practice and enjoyed this work for the past two years at the Belleville General Hospital.  The challenge of having to assist her husband in his new career as a minister was a source of hopeful anticipation to Mrs. Dunning and she looked forward to working by his side for years.  Mrs. Dunning is survived by her husband, her son, Stephen, daughter, Leslie, and her brothers Lionel Blaker, of Peterborough, and Patrick Blaker, of Belleville.  Mrs. Dunning rested at the Pinkston and Luscombe Funeral Home, Belleville. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Christ Church, and was conducted by the rector, Rev. Richard Fleming, assisted by Canon K. F. Blachford, Trenton;  Rev. Arthur Page, Niagara Falls;  Venerable Archdeacon A. S. McConnell, Belleville, and Venerable Archdeacon J. B. Creegan, Gananoque.  Interment was at Belleville Cemetery.

 

Aug 5 1964

Napanee

Beaver

Dunning,

Sarah

   *  see McCabe, Sarah

Dunwiddie,

Robert J. A.

 

Casuality - On Tuesday morning last, Robert J. A. Dunwiddie, a boy of about 8 years of age, the son of a widow woman residing at the house of Mr. Peterson, Hay Bay, Adolphustown, was killed and his body angled in a most shocking manner by falling from a horse, having his arm entangled in the halter, in which situation the unfortunate sufferer was dragged through an orchard till life became extinct, before any person could render him any assistance.

 

July 3 1828

Kingston

Gazette &

Advocate

Dunwoody,

T. A.

 

OBITUARY - T. A. Dunwoody

The village of Newburgh lost one of its most prominent and respected citizens on Monday in the person of Mr. T. A. Dunwoody at the age of 78 years and 4 months. 

For some time the deceased had been in failing health;  for some weeks had been confined to his home.

The deceased was well known in the village and community for a long period.  For several years he conducted an undertaking business in the village but, owing to advanced age, he disposed of the business.

He was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church and after the union was a most faithful member of the United Church, having occupied positions on the official board.  He was clerk of the session as well as the Sunday School, having been a teacher of the men’s Adult bible Class until health failed.

He was a staunch Conservative and intimate friend of Sir John A. McDonald.  His passing will be felt with sincere regret by a host of friends, not only in the village, but in the entire district where he was well known.

The funeral was held on New Year’s day at his last residence, conducted by Rev. T. H. P. Anderson and was largely attended.  His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery.  The Orangemen had a service at the grave, as he had been a devoted member of that order.

He leaves his widow to mourn the loss of a devoted husband, also an adopted daughter, Margaret Mitchell, teacher at Stella.

 

Scrapbook

Clipping

Dupree

Elizabeth

 

Died - At North Fredericksburgh on Dec 5th, Elizabeth Dupree, aged 84 years.

     

Jan 10 1891

Daily British Whig

Dusenberry,

James

 

Extract of a Letter, dated Ernest Town, Wednesday morning, 2 o’clock, Feb. 17th, 1819.

On Sunday, two men (Sarraizin, the cooper, and James Dusenberry) who had been from the Mill Creek over to Fish Point, and were returning in a double sleigh drawn by one horse, drove into a crack, about a third of the distance over, where the ice had parted twenty or thirty feet, and the water was skimmed over with ice of the preceding night’s freezing.  The horse and sleigh are supposed to have gone down instantly;  but the men remained on the surface, until their cries had alarmed a man on the island and another on this shore, who ran to their assistance, and arrived near enough to see them struggling;  but, before they could reach them, they went down.  The bottom was raked on Monday, and the bodies, horse and sleigh drawn up in twenty fathoms water.  Yesterday they were interred. Mr. Fletcher delivered one of the most pathetic sermons, to which I ever listened.

 

Feb 19 1819

Kingston

Chronicle

 

 

 

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