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Note:  Spellings are as they appear in the originals.  This includes the use of the letter “f” in place of the letter “s” in earlier notices. (e.g. “Mifs” = “Miss”  or  “fifter” = “sister”)

 

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,

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

 

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

 

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

   

July 22 1895

British Whig

 

Aug 8 1895

Weekly British Whig

Dafoe,

Charlotte

 

DAFOE - At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, May 14th, 1920, Charlotte Dafoe, aged 79 years and 7 months.

    

May 21 1920

Napanee Beaver

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.

 

Scrapbook

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Mar 22 1939

Napanee

Beaver

Dafoe,

Eleanor Ann

  *   see Thompson, Eleanor Ann (nee Dafoe)

 

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,

Henrietta

(nee Dupree)

 

DAFOE – At Hay Bay, 29th July, Henrietta Dupree, wife of Nelson Dafoe, aged seventy-three years.

    

Aug 5 1907

Daily British Whig

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,

Mary E.

 

DAFOE – At South Fredericksburgh, on Sunday, March 7th, 1915, Mary E. Dafoe, aged 79 years and 9 months.

    

Mar 13 1915

Daily Standard

Dafoe,

Peter V.

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

1903

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Dafoe,

Rosanna

 

On Oct 4th, in South Fredericksburgh, Rosanna Dafoe, aged twenty-nine years and nine months.

    

Oct 17 1878

Kingston News

Dafoe,

Zenas

 

In Belleville, on Sunday morning, 24th March, Mr. Zenas Dafoe, aged 79 years. Mr. Dafoe was one of the few remaining earlier settlers, having removed to this place from Adolphustown over fifty years ago, and it is said, not having been out of the place probably three months during that whole time. He held office of gaoler for many years, until incapacitated by age and infirmities. He was a member of the old Masonic Belleville Lodge, very few of whom now remain. He also originated the hotel known as the "Dafoe House" in this town.

     

Mar 30 1872

Daily News

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 they 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,

Eleanor

  *  see Dorland, Eleanor N/A (nee Daly)

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,

Jane Jeffers

 

News was received in Napanee on Saturday last of the death at London of Jane Jeffers, widow of the late Edward Daly, well-known residents of Napanee in former years. Deceased was in her eighty-third year. She was born in South Fredericksburgh and lived here until nineteen years ago, when she, with her husband and family, removed to London. Deceased leaves a family of seven children. The daughters are: Mrs. A.W. Grange and Mrs. F.S. Richardson, Napanee; Mrs. Hanson, Montreal; Mrs. Pepler, Toronto, and Mrs. Keenleyside, London; and two sons, Frederick of London, and Reginald, of Cambridge University. One son, Charles, predeceased her. Her sisters and brothers are: Mrs. Dafoe, Napanee; Mrs. Baker, Alexander, Man.; C.E. Hall, Winnipeg and J.W. and W.F. Hall, Napanee. The funeral took place, yesterday afternoon, at London.

    

Apr 27 1909

Daily British Whig

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.

    

Feb 10 1961

Kingston Whig Standard

Davern,

Helen

(nee Bryson)

 

Mrs. Daniel Davern Dead

She Passed Away at Adolphustown on Thursday

Another of the old residents of Adolphustown passed away during Thursday night in the person of Mrs. Daniel Davern, formerly Miss Helen Bryson. Mrs. Davern, who had reached the advanced age of eighty-nine years is survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter. The funeral was held on Saturday.

 

DAVERN – At Adolphustown, on Oct. 28th, 1926, Mrs. Daniel Davern, aged 84 years.

    

Nov 1 1926

Daily British Whig

 

Nov 3 1926

Daily British Whig

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,

G.L.A. (Lorne)

 

DAVERNE – G.L.A. (Lorne), passed away peacefully on April 6 1991 in Calgary at the age of 87 years and predeceased by his wife Violet in 1989. He was the beloved father of Richard Daverne of Winnipeg, Lorna White (Ranald) of Calgary and Janet Dallin (D.J.A. VanOppen) of Minneapolis. Also ten grandchildren, Bevan Daverne (Lisa), Doug Daverne, Heather Daverne, Cathy Jacobs (Larry), Ranald White (Deborah), Gail McKay (Dean), Duncan White (Melinda), Christopher Dallin, Paul Dallin and Maggy Dallin. Lorne also cherished his nine great-grandchildren. He was born in Adolphustown Ontario in 1904 where his family has lived for one hundred and seventy-five years. He was the eldest of seven children and is survived by his brothers, Cummings (Jean) of Kingston, Richard (Grace) of Adolphustown and sisters, Elda Gray (Lynn) of Napanee, Helen Conger of Florida, Flo0rence Haight of Kelowna and Nora Lewis (Bill) of Napanee. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1924, where he attended Normal School in Regina, Queens University (Kingston) and Columbia University (N.Y.) During World War II he was a Flight Lieutenant in the R.C.A.F. IN Saskatchewan, Lorne gained prominence as a Physical Education Teacher and Track and Field coach. A Memorial service was held in Calgary on April 7. Thanks is extended to the staff of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and to the Calgary Crematorium.

   

Apr 9 1991

Calgary Herald

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

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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 Marysburgh.  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

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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.

 

1913

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Davies,

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

From the Watson Scrapbooks

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

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Davis,

Adelaide

 

DAVIS – Saturday, June 15, 1935, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Vanderwater, 278 Lisgar street, Adelaide Davis, wife of the late Marshall Davis, in her 91st year.

Funeral Monday, June seventeenth, from Deseronto to family plot at Adolphustown. Belleville papers please copy.

     

June 15 1935

Toronto Star

Davis,

Alexander Albert

 

Alexander Albert Davis

The above former citizen of Napanee, a son of Alexander Campbell Davis, dry-goods merchant, who built the brick store on Dundas Street now known as Wonderland, died in Toronto on February 24th, 1932, in the -8th year of his age. Alex. Davis, second son of Henry Davis was born on the Adolphustown homestead in 182- and after starting in business in Napanee, married Sarah Mills, of that town, and they reared a family of seven sons and one daughter of whom five have now passed away without leaving any issue. Thomas G. Davis entered into partnership with his brother Alex, until the latter moved  to Toronto with his family. Thomas G. continued in business in Napanee in an insurance agency, until the year of his death, 1902, never having married. After the family moved to Toronto, the above named son, Alexander Albert, who never married, became the chief support of the family and after the parents passed on, took charge of the home, with his mother's sister, Eliza Jane Mills, as his house-keeper.  Later the aunt moved to Cleveland to keep house for her brother, Charlton, a brother of the deceased. Frank is a blind patient in a Toronto hospital, well provided for, for the rest of his life; and his brother, Charlton, city-messenger, of Toronto, married with a family of three children complete the circle. Albert was a successful millinery traveller, well known throughout the province by the familiar name of "Pete." He was in hospital for three weeks and was buried in Mount Pleasant cemetery under Free Mason directions on Saturday afternoon, February 27th, 1932.

    

Mar 2 1932

Napanee Beaver

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 its 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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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.

 

Obituary - Alexander C. Davis

of Toronto, brother of Mr. T.G. Davis, Napanee, died at his home in Toronto on Tuesday after a long and lingering illness of six months. Deceased was born in Adolphustown seventy-two years ago, and for about twenty-five years was one of Napanee's foremost merchants in partnership with his brother. He was married to Miss S.A. Mills, daughter of the late Geo. Mills of Napanee, who with six sons survives him. About ten years ago he removed to Toronto, where he has since resided, while here he was a prominent member of the Eastern Methodist church and for some years a member of the official board. The funeral took place in Toronto on Thursday.

    

Mar 28 1900

Napanee Star

 

Mar 30 1900

Napanee Express

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.

 

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 of 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, intermittent 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.

             

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Oct 4 1933

Napanee Beaver

Davis,

Amey Ann

 

At Adolphustown, on the 5th June, Amey Ann, wife of Archibald C. Davis, aged 44 years.

     

June 28 1866

Weekly British Whig

Davis,

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

Napanee Beaver

 

Aug 28 1925

Napanee Beaver

Davis,

Annie Elizabeth

(nee Allison)

  

DAVIS – At the Picton General Hospital on Saturday, August 30, 1958, Annie Elizabeth Allison, beloved wife of the late Thomas Nelson Davis, and dear mother of Clarence Davis, Adolphustown, in her 89th year. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service on Monday, September 1 at 2 p.m. Mr. Timothy Kember, Picton, officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery.

    

1958

Magee

Scrapbooks

Davis,

Archibald

 

A Very Sudden Death

Archibald Davis, father of A.L. Davis, P.L.S., died very suddenly at Adolphustown. Deceased had been at church during the day and in the evening retired. Shortly afterwards his wife spoke to him. Receiving no reply she became alarmed, secured a light and found that her husband was dead. Deceased was well and favorably known. Mr. Davis died without making a will.

     

Sept 2 1896

Weekly British Whig

Davis,

Archibald Campbell

 

Archibald C. Davis Dies

A descendant of Henry Davis, one of the original United Empire Loyalists, Archibald Campbell Davis, formerly of Adolphustown, Ontario, died suddenly yesterday in Rochester, New York. Mr. Davis, whose wife, formerly Miss Prudence Springstead, predeceased him, was in his seventy-ninth year. He is survived by one son, S.E. Davis of Montgomery, West Virginia.

       

Dec 18 1931

Kingston Whig Standard

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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Davis,

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.

 

1988

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Davis,

Eleanor Alice

 

DAVIS, Eleanor – At the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Tuesday, May 1, 1973, Eleanor Davis, Dorland, beloved daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alan Davis in her 79th year. Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service in the Chapel on Thursday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

 

Eleanor Alice Davis

Funeral services were held for Eleanor Alice Davis, 79, who died after a short illness in the Lennox and Addington County Hospital, May 3.

Miss Davis lived most of her life in Napanee, Winnipeg, Brandon, Toronto and Whitby. She spent the last two and one half years in Dorland, the birthplace of her father who was of United Empire descent.

Surviving are several cousins. She was the last surviving member of the Davis family.

Miss Davis graduated from Victoria College, Toronto and taught in the Napanee and Lindsay high schools. She also served as librarian in Toronto and Oshawa libraries.

Interment was in her family plot at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Pallbearers were Herb Norry, Robert Davis, Merton Davis, Howard McGreer, Robert McGreer and Limbert Graham.

      

May 2 1973

Kingston Whig Standard

 

June 23 1973

Kingston Whig Standard

Davis,

Eunice

 

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

  

Jan 10 1910

Daily Standard

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 and 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

Napanee Beaver

 

May 6 1927

Napanee Beaver

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. 

 

1919

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Davis,

Hattie May

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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

From the Kingston Whig Standard

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,

John Cartwright

 

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.

 

Obituary - John Cartwright Davis

There passed away in Napanee, on Monday, November 8th, in his 86th year, the last member of a family of nine children born to Henry Davis and Sarah Campbell Davis, on lot 16, in the 2nd Concession of Adolphustown - the original U.E. Loyalist Davis homestead. This was J.C. Davis, a retired highly esteemed citizen, who in recent years resided at the Campbell House during the winters and spent the summers actively with his nephew, T. Nelson Davis, on the old homestead. There were several older brothers, and early in life John went to hire with his grandfather Campbell, on the north side of Hay Bay. One of his schoolmates there of the same age, was Thomas W. Casey, with whom and his family he preserved a cordial relationship to the last. During those early days he frequently crossed over Hay Bay on Sunday and met his mother at the old Methodist Chapel built in the year 1791 - the first in Canada and still in use today. Later he became a telegraph operator in Hamilton and various points on the Grand Trunk Railway. Afterwards he went to the States, and marrying Miss Carrie Smith, settled in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where her people resided.

John C. had no family and some years after his wife's death he returned to his native soil and spent the balance of his years in the midst of his relatives and friends and boyhood associates. Taking no part in public affairs he was known by comparatively few of our citizens as a genial, quiet, gentleman, well informed, and glad to discuss the questions of the day. He was beloved by his many relatives and always maintained a cheerful correspondence with those who were beyond his reach. The end came peacefully without a moment's pain, in the presence of some of his relatives, in his room in the hotel.

The remains will be interred on Friday morning in the Methodist Church grave yard in Adolphustown, after a service there at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Howard Seymour. The dust of his parents, one sister, Mrs. Cyrus Roblin, and many brothers, excepting Thomas C. Davis, in the Napanee cemetery, occupy the surrounding space in that family plot. Those who remain should keep such family plots green in our wayside grave yards all over the country, as well as in town and city cemeteries. Those men and women toiled hard to lay the foundations upon which we are building one of the greatest national superstructures in the whole world, and we should not be ashamed to pull the weeds, plant flowers and erect plain markers about the graves of our dead.

 

J.C. Davis Dead – He Passed Away at Napanee on Monday Last.

Napanee, Nov. 11 – On Monday John Cartwright Davis passed away at the Campbell House, where he was living, after but a few days illness. Deceased was eighty-five year of age. The funeral takes place Friday morning from Napanee to the Methodist church, Adolphustown, with interment at Adolphustown cemetery.

  

1920

From the Watson Scrapbooks

 

Nov 12 1920

Napanee Beaver

 

Nov 11 1920

Daily British Whig

Davis,

Louisa

(nee Hurlburt)

 

DAVIS - At Richmond on Thursday, March 25th, 1920, Louise Hurlburt, relict of the late G.M. Davis, aged 79 years and 6 months.

 

Passed Away at Napanee

Louisa Hurlburt Davis passed away at the residence of her son, James A. Davis, Richmond, on March 25th. Mrs. Davis was born at Cape Vincent, N.Y., on October 1st 1839 and came with her parents to Canada when thirteen years of age, settling in Prince Edward County. On February 23rd, 1865, she was married to Gilbert M. Davis, who passed away on March 8th, 1919. They settled in South Fredericksburgh, and about twenty-three years ago moved to Napanee. Deceased was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. She leaves one son, James A. Davis, and two daughters, Mrs. John A. Young, Bath, and Mrs. William E. Gillespie, Minneapolis. Funeral services were held on Saturday.

    

Apr 2 1920

Napanee Beaver

Davis,

Mahaley Jane

   *  see Sedore, Mahaley Jane (nee Davis)

Davis,

Marshall Vincent

 

DAVIS – At Dorland, Dec. 8th, Marshall V. Davis, aged fifty-seven years.

 

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.

 

Death of Marshall Davis

A much respected resident of Adolphustown died Wednesday in the person of Marshall Davis, aged 57 years. Deceased had only been ill a short time of catarrh. He was a son of the late Archibald Davis, Adolphustown. Five brothers and one sister survive. They are: A.R. Davis, Winnipeg; Sidney and Wallace W., in Manitoba; T.N. and George, Adolphustown; and Miss Amey at home. Four sons and one daughter survive, viz: Fred Norman and Roy at home; Arthur in Manitoba, and Belle at home. His wife, a daughter of the late Norman Scott, survives him. The deceased was a kind neighbor, a loving and indulgent father and husband, whose death will be mourned by a very large circle of friends. The funeral takes place on Saturday to the family plot at Adolphustown.

   

Dec 15 1903

Daily British Whig

 

1903

From the Hough Scrapbooks

 

Tibbutt

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Dec 11 1903

Napanee Express

Davis,

Nancy

 

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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Norman Campbell

 

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.

     

1976

Allison

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Davis,

Otis

 

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.

 

Aug 5 1964

Napanee

Beaver

Davis,

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

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Davis,

Ross

 

Died of Injuries – A.R. Davis Died as Result of Accident

Napanee June 15. – Intelligence has been received of the death at Toronto of Ross Davis, eldest son of Mr. A.R. Davis of that city and formerly of Napanee and Adolphustown. The deceased was a very promising youth of twenty years ago, but was injured some months ago in a basketball tournament and never recovered from the effects of the accident, and while hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery, he finally succumbed to the trouble and died on Tuesday. Great sympathy is expressed here for his parents, who have many friends and relatives in Napanee and Adolphustown, which was the birth place of his father, who is well known in the Province as a Civil Engineer and writer.

Mrs. Casey and Miss Casey have gone to Toronto to the funeral of their grandson and nephew, Ross Davis, which will take place Thursday.

    

June 15 1911

Kingston Daily Standard

Davis,

Thomas Grange

 

DAVIS - AT Napanee, on Monday, Oct. 6th, Thomas Grange Davis, aged 60 years and 6 months.

  

Sudden Death - Thomas Grange Davis Dies suddenly from Apoplexy

Early Monday morning the startling intelligence that T.G. Davis had been found dead in his room caused many an expression of regret among his large circle of friends. Although his health has not been of the best for some time past, no serious results were anticipated, and his sudden death was indeed a shock to his many friends. He was out and around the town on Sunday as usual and retired to his rooms early in the evening. That was the last seen of him alive. When Mrs. Robt. Sagar, the lady who looks after his rooms, arrived Monday morning she found him lying on the floor in his room dead. The exact time of his death can hardly be determined, but from the fact that the body was warm when found it is supposed he had not been long dead. From the appearance of the bed it had evidently been used, and the supposition is that he had awoke early in the morning and not feeling well, he arose and started to dress, when he was evidently stricken with an attack of apoplexy, and expired in a short time. Coroner Huffman was notified and after viewing the body decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Deceased was one of a family of nine children, eight boys and one girl, children of the late Henry Davis, of Adolphustown, one of the oldest settlers and a U.E. Loyalist. He was born in Adolphustown sixty-one years ago. He left the farm when quite young and has been a resident of Napanee over forty years. He was engaged in mercantile business in town for a number of years but for the past number of years conducted an insurance and real estate business. In politics he was a Conservative and served as a faithful representative in the town council in the years 1886-87-88. He has also been a candidate for mayoralty honors several times. Three brothers predeceased him. The surviving members of the family are; Gilbert Davis, Palace Road; Peter, Adolphustown; John, Indiana; Nelson, also in the west, and Mrs. Cyrus Roblin, Adolphustown.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from his rooms over Graham's fur store. The Mayor and councillors, together with the town officials, attended the funeral in a body, as a mark of esteem in which deceased was held by them. The remains were deposited in the Eastern Cemetery Vault. Later they will be interred in the family plot at Adolphustown. The following gentlemen acted as bearers: U. Wilson, Walter Coxall, F.W. Vandusen, John Paisley, F.W. Smith and T.S. Henry.

 

Obituary - Thomas Grange Davis

A prominent and well known citizen of Napanee died quite suddenly, and to many, unexpectedly, on Sunday night last. Deceased had his office in the Coates block, upstairs, next to the Beaver office, and occupied bachelor quarters in rooms adjoining. He took supper at the Campbell House on Sunday and was apparently in his usual health. On Monday morning, when the cha-- woman went to attend to his rooms, she found Mr. Davis lying on the floor of his sitting room cold in death. A rocking chair in the room was upset, and it is thought deceased had received a stroke and fallen to the floor, from which he was unable to rise, and death apparently came to him without a struggle.

Thomas Davis was a son of Henry Davis and Sarah Campbell, of Adolphustown of U.E.L. stock on both father's and mother's side. He was born and raised in Adolphustown and came to Napanee over forty years ago and resided here ever since.

He was first a clerk with his brother, the late A.C. Davis, and later on a business partner until they closed business here. They built the large brick block, now owned by Sir Richard Cartwright, and for some time past occupied by Councillor Lapum. He has spent most of his time since in the insurance and real estate business in which he was successful and worked up a large and profitable business. He was never married. The surviving members of the family are Mrs. Cyrus Allison, Adolphustown; Peter D. Davis, who resides on the old homestead in Adolphustown, a fine homestead which has been in the Davis family for over a hundred years; Mr. Gilbert Davis, of the Palace road, just east of Napanee.

Deceased was a strong Conservative and took a pretty active interest in public affairs for years. He was repeatedly elected a member of Napanee Town Council and took a great interest in municipal affairs.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was very largely attended by our citizens and a large circle of friends and relatives from the country, the Mayor, and members of the Town Council and officials attending in a body. Rev. C.E. McIntyre conducted the service and the remains were placed in the vault of the Eastern cemetery.

    

Oct 10 1902

Napanee Express

 

Oct 10 1902

Napanee Beaver

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 Rednersville, 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.

 

Mar 3 1922

Napanee Beaver

 

Feb 28 1922

Napanee

Express

 

Mar 7 1922

Napanee

 

Mar 3 1922

Napanee Beaver

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

 

DAVIS – At North Fredericksburgh, on June 30th, Wm. Davis, in his twenty-ninth year.

    

July 6 1909

Daily British Whig

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,

Ada Irene

  *  see Keech, Ada Irene (nee Davy)

 

Davy,

Mrs. Albert

(nee Spencer)

 

On Thursday morning last, Mrs. Albert Davy, South Napanee, passed away after a short illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late John Spencer, Hay Bay. Mrs. Harvey Keech, of North Fredericksburgh is a sister and George, John, Loren and Fred Spencer of North Fredericksburgh and Henry and Sydney Spencer, Dresden, are brothers. She leaves, besides a husband, several small children.

     

Aug 13 1896

Weekly British Whig

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,

Benjamin C.

 

Died - At Kingston on Tuesday, the 10th Feb., 1874, B.C. Davy, Esq., aged 46 years.

The funeral will take place from his late residence, William Street, tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. to St. John's Church, Bath. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

   

Death of B.C. Davy Esq. - We deeply regret to announce to our readers the untimely death of our fellow citizen Benjamin C. Davy, Esq., barrister-at-law, who died last night at midnight. The subject of our notice was born at Bath in the year 1829, the third son of Peter Davy, Esq., a justice of the peace and native of that village. He was educated at the Grammar School at Bath, and commenced the study of the law as a clerk articled to Sir John A. Macdonald, in the office of Messrs. Macdonald and Campbell at Kingston. In due course he was called to the bar in his twenty-first year, and began the practice of his profession at Bath, from which place after a short time, he removed to Kingston, where he opened an office and continued to practice for some time. He then went to Napanee, where he established his residence and continued to live for upwards of twenty years. At the time of the admission of the Province of Manitoba into the Dominion, Mr. Davy visited that province with a view of settling there, and had excellent prospects of succession in his profession, but these were clouded by ill health, by which he was forced to return to his native county. After continuing a short time at Napanee, he finally concluded to remove his family to Kingston, which he did last July. The disease by which our friend was carried off was contracted at the late election, in which he took a prominent part in the interest of the opposition. Hard work and exposure to cold weather told severely on his constitution, and an attack of congestion of the lungs and pneumonia, the gravity of which was not suspected until two days before his death proved fatal. Mr. Davy leaves a large family and many sincerely attached friends to mourn his early death.

    

Feb 10 1874

Daily News

Davy,

Daniel M.

 

Recovering the Bodies - Finding the Body of D.M. Davy - A Long Funeral Cortege Yesterday in Napanee - A Good Citizen.

Ever since the drowning, near Picton, of Messrs. Daniel M. Davy, of Napanee, and James Johnston, of Beth, in November last, there has been a constant outlook for the bodies of the unfortunate men. On Saturday last, just five months after the drowning, the body of Mr. Daniel Davy was discovered on the shore, opposite the farm of Helebront Valleau, Esq., about three miles from Picton, on the Sophiasburgh shore. A son of Mr. Valleau accidentally discovered the body, which was in a fair state of preservation and with the clothing all on, and the flesh not much decomposed, but there was nothing in connection with the papers on the body to enable the boy to identify it. He went to Picton and Mr. Elisha Sills went with him and at once recognized it. A small boat was procured and the body at once rowed to Picton, and a telegram sent to the friends at Napanee, informing them of the fact. A coffin was at once procured and the body was placed in it as respectably as possible, awaiting the arrival of the friends.

About seven in the evening a party of about twenty men left Napanee by the steamer "Flight" for Picton, which was reached at eleven, and in a few minutes arrangements were made to return with the body. Napanee was reached about two o'clock on Sunday morning, and the body was place in a store house, where Mrs. Davy and other friends at once went to see it. The wife and mother at once recognized the remains of their dear one, and their fresh outbursts of grief were such as may well be imagined. We may here state that about $70 in money was found in the pockets.

At 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon the burial took place. A large number of the friends and citizens went with a hearse and carriages to the store house, and the body was driven from there to the front of the residence of Mrs. Davy, where religious services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Young, (Presbyterian), after which a long and respectable procession was formed to the cemetery, where the burial took place.

Mr. Davy was a native of Napanee and very popular among his companions. He leaves a wife and two small children. During the last two years he has conducted a summer resort  at Hog Island, about six miles below Picton, and it was in sailing from there towards Picton last fall that his boat upset and the drowning occurred. We understand that Mrs. Davy intends to conduct the hotel again this year. As a summer resort it has become very popular.

On Sunday a party of Johnson's friends left for Bath for a thorough search about the shores in hopes of recovering his body also. It seems quite probable it may be soon looked for, as they were drowned together.

    

May 1 1882

Daily British Whig

Davy,

Edith May

   * see Matheson, Edith May

Davy,

Ellen Jane

  *  see Hambly, Ellen Jane (nee Davy)

Davy,

Elizabeth

 

Died - At her mother's residence, William street, on Sunday, the 15th inst., Lizzie Davy, aged 18 years. The funeral will leave for Bath at 10 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday). Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

  

We deeply regret to learn of the death of Miss Davy, second daughter of the late B.C. Davy, Esq., who died yesterday after an illness of about two weeks, of typhoid fever and congestion of the lungs. Very general sympathy is expressed for this greatly afflicted family in their distress, it being only a week since Mr. Davy was taken, and we learn that another member of the family is very ill and may not recover. We trust He who has promised to be a father to the fatherless, will comfort the bereaved widow and mother in her present affliction.

    

Feb 16 1874

Daily News

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,

Jane Almira

(nee Nugent)

 

Davy - On Friday, 25th inst., Jane Almira Nugent, wife of Mr. M.C. Davy, of Bath, in her 65th year.

 

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,

J.P.

 

Late J.P. Davy, Odessa

Mr. Davy was one of the oldest inhabitants of the township of Ernesttown, his place of birth. He was born near Bath, Nov. 29th, 1803 and five years later his father moved to the farm near Odessa, where J.P. Davy grew to manhood, and, coming into possession of the place, remained then until death called him away. His parents were Youman Americans,  and came from Albany, N.Y., during the revolutionary war of 1776 as U.E. Loyalists, and settled in a wilderness on the bay shore, where Bath now stands.  In the family there were two sons and five daughters. The eldest son, Peter Davy, did duty as a volunteer in Kingston in 1812. The lately deceased J.P. Davy, the second son, then 9 years old, came to Kingston to see his brother. During his visit an American gunboat appeared; the military were drawn up and a British gunboat, the Royal George, was sent out to meet her. A few shots were exchanged, and both boats damaged, but the American boat getting the worst of it, retreated. At this time Kingston, outside of the military quarters, was but a village and the buildings were chiefly built of logs. The site of Odessa was a bush, with here and there a field cleared.

On May 1st, 1828, the subject of this sketch married Miss Eliza Montgomery. She was born in Vermont, N.S., in 1811, and came to this country in 1813. She was related to the late General Montgomery, a prominent character in Canadian history. Their family were three sons and two daughters. Prof. J.W. Davy, of this city, proprietor of the royal exchange, real estate, and patent office, and H.S. Davy, J.P., of Odessa, clothier, are the only children living; the latter is now owner of the old homestead. The Davy family have been a long-lived people; several grand-uncles and grand-aunts having lived to be over 100 years of age and none of them have died under 70 years of age. In religion Mr. Davy and his parents were Episcopal Methodists, and in politics he was a staunch reformer. He was of sound morals, never intoxicated in his life, and charity and honesty were his guides. Great sympathy is expressed by the friends for the widow left to mourn the loss of a good and loving husband.

    

Oct 18, 1888

Daily British Whig

Davy,

Nellie

 

The Late Miss Nellie Davy

Friday Miss Nellie Davy, daughter of Marshall Davy, Bath, died at her father’s residence. Last summer she took a trip to the North-West, thinking that the climate of that region would aid in her recovery, but consumption had too strong a hold and despite medical skill ended her youthful career. She was held in high esteem and her loss is deeply mourned.

    

Mar 20 1890

Weekly British Whig

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 everyone 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 F.

 

At the residence of B.F. Davy, Esq., Belleville, on the 27th instant, Peter F. Davy, son of Wm. H. Davy, Esq., of Bath, aged 7 years.

    

June 25 1853

Daily 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, Marysburgh, 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.

 

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Davy,

Susan Jane

 

DAVY  - At South Fredericksburgh on Sunday, March 18, 1951, Susan Jane Davy, beloved wife of the late Albert Peter Davy, in her 80th year. Resting at the home of her son, Charlie Davy, South Fredericksburgh, for funeral on Wednesday, March 21 at St. John’s Church, Bath, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. J.O. Walker officiating. Interment Bath Cemetery.

 

Mar 20 1951

Kingston Whig Standard

Davy,

W.H.

 

Death of W.H. Davy

On Monday, W.H. Davy, an old and respected citizen of Bath, died, aged 66 years, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Fairfield. He was a leading business man in the village when it flourished. He dealt extensively in grain and built many vessels. For some time he has lived a retired life, and suffered from a complication of diseases. His son, W.H. Davy, and his daughter, Mrs. Hudson Rogers, of Moorehead, Minn., attend the funeral.

      

Apr 20 1887

Daily British Whig

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

Deacon,

Rev. Job

 

At Adolphustown, on the 22nd inst., aged 56 years, the Reverend Job Deacon, for 28 years the clergyman of the Church of England, at Adolphustown and Fredericksburgh.

    

May 27 1850

Daily British Whig

Deacon,

John

 

DIED - At Picton, on Sunday, 25th April, Mr. John Deacon, Master of the District Grammar School, in his [15th] year, after nine days illness of the prevailing epidemic, during which painful period his sufferings, as well as the distressing anxieties of his parent, the Revd. Job Deacon, Rector of Adolphustown, were alleviated, so far as human sympathy could alleviate them (tho that alas! in such eases how little!) by the undeviating attention of almost every individual in that small Town, all desirous of expressing their sense of the esteem in which they held the youthful victim of that dreadful and novel disease, and of the respect which was universally entertained for the afflicted father deprived thus in the inscrutable ways of God, amid exulting and daily increasing hopes, of an only son.

 

May 1 1841

Kingston Chronicle & Gazette

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.

 

The Delaney Drowning Accident - Body of the Unfortunate Man Not Found - Kindness of the People

On Wednesday we briefly announced the death of Thomas Delaney, formerly of Kingston, by drowning off Adolphustown. William Delaney, brother of the deceased, was  in the city yesterday and furnished the particulars of the sad affair. It seems that on Sunday evening about 5 o'clock five young men went sailing in a small boat, and near the close of their excursion something went wrong with the halyards. The sail having been lowered one of the young men climbed the mast. Whether or not this indiscretion led to the capsize of the craft is not known; at any rate about this time, and probably while the man up the spar made it top heavy, the boat went over, and its occupants were struggling in the water. One of the men was for a while held under the boat, and his companions thought he was drowned, but by and bye he appeared. Delaney was then secure, being with two others on the bottom of the upturned boat, and offered this fellow his hand and assistance, but he said he would follow the fifth one and swim ashore. After he had gone some distance he turned back. He was nearer the boat than he was to shore, and he put out for it. As he caught it, it made a second revolution in the water and this time Delaney disappeared. One of his friends thought they saw his hands above water subsequently, but not his head. He had sunk to rise no more. His brother, who is an employee of the Grand Trunk Railway Company, in their workshops at Belleville, spent Wednesday in searching for him, but to no purpose. He eventually decided to await the rise of the body, at the end of a certain number of days, but only after grappling had failed; and he will be forever grateful to the people of Adolphustown for the help they gave him and the sympathy they manifested for him. No one could receive greater kindness and no one could be more thankful.

 

The remains of Delaney, drowned at Adolphustown, and recovered on Tuesday, were so decomposed that their burial immediately followed at Adolphustown.

    

June 30 1886

Daily British Whig

 

July 2 1886

Daily British Whig

 

July 8 1886

Daily British Whig

DeLashmutt,

Katherine

(nee Sills)

 

Death of Mrs. DeLashmutt

Word was received in town on Friday announcing the death at Adolphustown of Mrs. Katherine DeLashmutt and the funeral is to take place on Sunday afternoon to the Anglican Church, Sandhurst and will be conducted by the rector Rev. M. Quarterman. The deceased was exceptionally well known in Napanee having resided here with her sister Miss Bertha Sills for about five years. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Sills, the deceased was born in Adolphustown and for twenty-three years she and her husband, who predeceased her about eight years ago, resided in the United States. Mr. and Mrs. DeLashmutt returned to Adolphustown on the death of the latter’s father and did not return to the States.

Mrs. DeLashmutt and her sister Miss Sills were inseparable and during their residence in Napanee attended St. Mary Magdalene Church. Her illness had extended over a considerable period and her friends in town will regret to learn of her passing. Two sisters are left to mourn, Mrs. Thomas Gurren of Sandhurst and Miss Sills.

     

Aug 11 1934

Kingston Whig Standard

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 8 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.

 

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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.

 

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Deline,

Irena

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

1934

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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

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Demille,

Adelaide

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Demorest,

Catharine

 

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

     

1919

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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.

 

DENNEE – At South Fredericksburgh on Monday, Feb. 3rd, J.R. Dennee, aged 84 years, 2 months. Funeral from his late residence to Sandhurst cemetery on Thursday at 11 a.m. Service at the house.

 

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 5 1913

Daily British Whig

 

Feb 14 1913

Napanee Beaver

 

Feb 10 1913

Daily British Whig

Dennee,

Joseph

 

The Late joseph Dennee, Bath

We should feel no rude shock when a man full of years and honors is quietly gathered to the tomb. The limit of growth had been attained, and the fruit matured, yet we regretfully record the death of an esteemed citizen, Joseph Dennee, which occurred at his residence, Bath, on Thursday, Oct. 24th, at the grand old age of eighty-seven years. During the greater portion of his active life he was a tiller of the soil in the township of South Fredericksburgh, and succeeded in amassing a sufficient competency not only to educate his large family of sons and daughters, but to give them all a good start in life. Fifteen years ago he retired from the active duties of life, ensconsing himself in a pleasant home in Bath. His hospitality knew no bounds and being agreeable and entertaining in a marked manner he drew many friends to his fireside, who enjoyed his reminiscences of the past. He served the village faithfully as councillor for 1881 and could have been easily re-elected for the succeeding years, but he felt that such duties properly belonged to younger and more active men. He was a staunch conservative and a personal acquaintance and supporter of Sir John Macdonald. He died an earnest and consistent member of the church of England, to which denomination he had belonged for over sixty years. By his request, made some eight years ago, the Rev. Dr. Nimmo will preach his funeral sermon. His widow, aged eighty three, keenly feels her loss. She has many sympathizing friends to comfort her in this sad hour of trial. The deceased was a brother-in-law  of Major Howard Richards, of Amherst Island, an octogenarian, hale and hearty. Mr. Richards has been a constant attendant at the bedside of the deceased since his sickness, and by his presence sustained and comforted him in every trying moment.

      

Oct 31 1889

Weekly British Whig

Dennee,

Maud

(Sister Veronica)

 

The Death of a Sister

Early on Monday morning Sister Veronica, after over two weeks’ illness from typhoid pneumonia, sank into eternal rest, aged thirty-six years. She was taken ill at Belleville, where she was engaged teaching. She was a graduate of Kingston and Toronto business colleges, and was an expert stenographer. Deceased, known to the world as Miss Maud Dennee, was a daughter of John R. Dennee, South Fredericksburgh, and a niece of John O’Donnell, of the Inland Revenue office. She entered the House of Providence about ten years ago.

A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at the chapel of the Mother of Sorrows on Wednesday, for the repose of her soul, at the conclusion of which the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Mary’s cemetery.

    

Dec 29 1902

Daily British Whig

Dennison,

Datus Edwin

 

DENNISON - At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, October 5th, 1906, Datus Edwin Denison, aged 86 years, 4 months and 26 days.

 

An Aged Resident Gone

Datus Edwin Dennison, an aged and almost life-long resident of the Township of North Fredericksburgh, passed away on Friday last, at the ripe age of eighty-six years, four months and twenty-six days. Deceased was well known and much respected by a large circle of friends and though he survived the allotted span of life by a goodly number of years, he will be much missed. The funeral took place on Sunday from his late residence.

    

Oct 12 1906

Napanee Express

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

Denison,

Phoebe

 

DENISON – At North Fredericksburgh, on April 11th, Mrs. Phoebe Denison, relict of the late Datus Denison, aged 78 years.

     

Apr 19 1915

Daily British Whig

Denyes,

James

 

Death of James Denyes

On Tuesday death claimed one of the oldest residents of this district in the person of James Denyes, his passing occurring at his residence, Ferguson avenue. Mr. Denyes was in his ninetieth year and he had been in failing health for some time, having suffered a slight stroke. Born in the village of Morven, he was one of ten children, his parents being Martin Denyes and Catherine Sproule. His father was one of the pioneers in this county and was a native of Adolphustown. His mother was a native of Ireland.

At the age of thirteen he left the Morven district and came to this portion of Ernestown, and with the exception of four years spent in South Napanee, had resided continuously in the Odessa district. Thirteen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Denyes came to the village to reside. He was probably one of the best known residents of the township of Ernestown and was held in the highest of respect by his friends. All his life he had been a strong Liberal and was keenly interested in political affairs. He was a member of the United Church. He was the last surviving member of the family of ten.

Deceased was twice married. His first wife who was Miss Timmerman having passed away about twenty years ago. To mourn his loss besides his widow, who was Mrs. Emma Ovens of Wilton, are two sons, Horace of Odessa and Frank of Morven, and three daughters Mrs. Stanley Sproule of Odessa, Mrs. Johnson of Millbroke and Mrs. Ketcheson of Belleville. There are also sixteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to the United Church and was conducted by Rev. Dr. Fletcher. Despite the very disagreeable weather, there were many relatives and friends present.

Interment took place in the Violet cemetery. The pall-bearers were B.L. King, W.E. Topliff, Fred Vrooman, D.A. Boice, William Daugherty and James Boyce.

       

Dec 28 1931

Kingston Whig Standard

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 practicing 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

Deseronti,

Margaret

  *   see Brant, Margaret

Deshane,

Annie

  *  see Young, Annie (nee Deshane)

Detlor,

Amanda

  *  see Johnston, Amanda 

Detlor,

Amy D.

  *  see Shorey, Amy D.

 

Detlor,

Byard

 

He Had A Very Sad End

The Circumstances Attending a Young Man’s Death in the West

The following is clipped from the Freeman, of Webster City, Iowa. Mr. Detlor was for many years connected with the establishment of W.S. Detlor & Co., Napanee:

One of the saddest and most distressing deaths that have occurred for many a day was that of Byard Detlor, last Saturday. Ever since the middle of December when Mr. Detlor first exhibited evidences of insanity, his family and this community have been very solicitous of his welfare. He was taken to two or three different private institutions for treatment, in the hope that such relief might be obtained as would restore his shattered mind and return him to his family and friends. At intervals during the first three months of his troubles he exhibited signs of returning reason, but only to dash all hopes to the ground by a relapse into a condition that plainly showed that his case was well nigh hopeless.

Finally and after every other expedient had been tried, he was, by proper authority, adjudged insane and taken to the Independence asylum. The circumstances of his death, as reported from Independence, are as follows: About 4 o’clock on the afternoon of may 23rd, he was missed from the grounds adjoining the asylum, where certain patients (accompanied by attendants) are allowed to pass a part of their time on pleasant days. He had evidently so conducted himself as to disarm all suspicion that he would attempt to escape from the institution and at a moment when restraint was relaxed he quietly slipped away. Search was at once instituted and kept up most of the night, but without avail. It was resumed early next morning and about ten o’clock in the forenoon his body was found in the river some two miles from the asylum. He was seen going in the direction of the stream late in the afternoon by a farmer and the supposition is that the body was in the water all night, although there is no evidence that this is so. Friends were notified by telegram, first of the escape, then of this death early Sunday morning and the remains were sent to Webster City Monday. The body was found in a kneeling posture in about three feet of water, with a small portion of the back of the head unsubmerged.

Byard Detlor was born in South Fredericksburgh, Ont., in 1846; came to Webster City in the spring of 1871 and opened a drug store in the room now occupied by the Hamilton County State bank. In 1873 he formed a co-partnership with L.L. Estes, which continued until 1878, when Geo. W. Teed succeeded Mr. Estes as a co-partner in the business, the firm being Teed & Detlor for about four years. The grief stricken widow and children – three sons and two daughters – are left to mourn their irreparable loss.

     

June 18 1891

Weekly British Whig

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 Josephine, 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.

 

The Huffnail Family

The Last of an Old U.E. Loyalist Family

That Inhabited South Fredericksburgh Township – An Historical Sketch By An Old Friend

Napanee Feb 26 – A.R. Davis, Toronto, writes in the Beaver:

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 Ann, married Archibald C. Davis, a grandson of Henry Davis, the Loyalist pioneer, who homesteaded on lot 16 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. Davis 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 privation and suffering obtained for us, we should at the conclusion of the war, celebrate our victory, not only in welcoming home our brave boys, from the front, but also in honoring the memory of those stalwart pioneers who not only gave us birth, but a birthright to preserve and foster, whose names, like that of the Huffnails, we had well nigh forgotten.

 

Feb 26 1916

Daily British Whig

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,

Col. George Hill

 

DETLOR - In Napanee, on Monday, Dec. 31st, 1883, Col. George Hill Detlor, aged 89 years and 5 months.

 

Obituary - The Late Col. Geo. H. Detlor, Ex-M.P.

Monday morning about 11 o'clock, Col. Geo. H. Detlor breathed his last at the residence of his son-in-law, James Perry, Esq. The old gentleman for the past few years has been very infirm, but up to a few months ago he had full possession of his faculties. He was a prominent figure in the Bay District in his time, being a man of ability and of strict integrity. The following sketch of his life written by himself some twenty years ago, which by the kind permission of his relatives we print, affords a much more accurate account of his life' work than any we could write: -   [See: Biographical Sketches D  for full article]

    

Jan 4 1884

Napanee Express

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,

John Jacob

 

Death at Deseronto

The Late John J. Detlor was a Sufferer

Deseronto Tribune

For a period of five months John Jacob Detlor had been a sufferer from cancer of the bowel, and after suffering fearfully for this long period death came to him last Saturday, the 17th, as a relief. With Christian fortitude his agony was borne without complaint. The funeral took place at two o’clock on Monday afternoon, religious services being conducted at the house by Rev. G.H. Copeland, pastor of the Methodist church. A large gathering of relatives and friends was present to tender their sympathy by their presence at the last to one whom all respected while alive. The remains were conveyed to Morven, to be laid in the family plot there.

Mr. Detlor was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Detlor, of Hawley. He was sixty-five years and four months of age. In the year 1871 he married Miss Mary Ann Fralick, of Morven, who survives him. Of this union there were two sons and three daughters, two of the latter and one of the former having died some years ago. Those surviving are Miss Ettie B. and Harry B., both at home. Three brothers and two sisters – George, of Odessa; Delu, of Dakota; Perry, of Hawley; Mrs. Charles Hawley, of Hawley, and Mrs. Clark Mallory, of Cobourg, survive.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Detlor lived at Hawley for twelve years, going from there to Adolphustown and Napanee, spending a short time in each place. About twelve years ago they came to town, where they have resided since.

In religion he was a member of the Methodist church, and in politics a conservative. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. being affiliated with the lodge at Bath.

      

Oct 27 1908

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.

 

Mrs. Detlor Dead

She Had Reached Her Eighty-Third Year

Napanee, March 12 – One by one the old residents are passing over to the great beyond. There died on Friday, at the home of her son, Perry Detlor, South Fredericksburgh, Mrs. Byard Detlor, at the ripe old age of eighty three years and eight months. Deceased was one of a family of twelve children, only three of whom are left now.  Zina Ham, Napanee, a brother, and Mrs. Perry Ham, Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Ham, of 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 takes place this afternoon to the Morven vault, for interment later in the family plot.

     

1904

From the Hough Scrapbooks

 

Mar 12 1904

Daily British Whig

Detlor,

Perry Zina

 

Perry Zina Detlor

It is a beautiful thought and consoles us greatly to know that when we pass from "death to life", we do "rest from our labors and our works do follow us". Such is our consolation in the great loss of Perry Zina Detlor. He passed into rest on Wednesday, October 22nd, 1919 at his home in Napanee.

Words fail us when we attempt to speak of his life and worth. He was born on his father's farm at Hawley in 1858, and there spent practically his whole life. Two boys brightened the home with cheer and imbibed the sweet smelling savour of the ever present Divine Spirit which always permeated the home. It was a devoted home, devoted to each other and devoted to their God. War came with its heart-renderings and the "call to arms" came to the younger, Walter Detlor. He went to France to do what he thought to be his supreme duty, and there a higher summons came, saying "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord."

This brought a terrible grief upon the home. Perry Detlor, as father in that grief-stricken home, bore up manfully for the sake of the others, but he carried an inward grief which hastened his death. Now Heaven is richer, but we are poorer, poorer because we miss him in his wise counsels and fine judgments. A little over a year ago he left the farm to reside in Napanee but he never lived away from Hawley. He was one of the corner stones in the church, having been a steward on the Quarterly Official Board of the Bath Circuit for many years. He was truly the preacher's friend, being ready at all times to lend a hand financially and spiritually. As a trustee of the Hawley church he was Secretary-Treasurer until the time of his removal to Napanee. But while he was removed from us, yet his spirit was always with us, having spent his last service in the church dear to his heart. His life was a life full of Christian service, a good neighbour, a friend to all and enemy to none. His last public service rendered was to register himself as he had done throughout his life, in favor of the great Temperance cause. His was a life well spent. We miss him now, but Heaven is richer for he was a man after God's own heart.

    

Nov 28 1919

Napanee Beaver

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.

 

May 5 1916

Napanee Beaver

Detlor,

William Spencer

 

William S. Detlor, Napanee, Died Monday

Deceased Was Aged Eighty-Seven – For Over Fifty Years a Druggist

Napanee, April 15 – An old and respected citizen in the person of William Spencer Detlor, passed over to the majority last night, in his eighty-seventh year. The deceased had been in the enjoyment of fair health until a week ago Sunday when he suffered from a slight form of paralysis, from which he never recovered, but it resulted in his death about 6 o’clock yesterday evening.

Mr. Detlor was twice married, his first wife being Mrs. Sarah Trumpour, Adolphustown, by whom he had one son, who died fifteen years ago and the wife died ten years ago. Nine years ago he married Mrs. Deming, of Napanee, who survives him.

William Spencer Detlor was born in the township of Fredericksburgh eighty-seven years ago and had been a life-long resident of this county, most of the time being spent in the town of Napanee. For upwards of fifty years he conducted a drug store business here, with success, until he retired in 1902, when the present occupant of the premises, F.L. Hooper, acquired the business.

Since his retirement, Mr. Detlor, who was an ardent floriculturist and horticulturist, had ample time and scope for the indulgence of his passion for the beautiful in nature, in these branches, in the extensive and charming grounds surrounding his home on Bridge street.

He is survived by two brothers, Byard Detlor, who is a farmer living near Preston, and Edmond Detlor, who resides at Grass Lake, Mich. He was predeceased by his sister, Miss Martha, just two weeks ago, and she was buried at Sydenham.

The deceased never took a prominent part in politics, but in the long ago he was an intimate friend of the late Sir John A. Macdonald. In speaking of one unfortunate episode in the career of that great statesman, he told of the time when Sir John was unseated in this riding and that he (Mr. Detlor) was the only man to walk down street, from the court house with him – all his party friends had forsaken him.

The funeral, which is private, will take place from his late residence, Bridge street at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday. Religious services will be conducted by Rev. Rural Dean J.H.H. Coleman, M.A.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G.H. Travers, of Walkerville, Ont., son-in-law and daughter are with Mrs. Detlor in her bereavement.

    

Apr 15 1924

Daily British Whig

Detlor,

William V.

 

Mr. William V. Detlor

Another name has this week been added to the list of old and respected residents of this neighborhood who have lately been gathered to their fathers, being that of Mr. William V. Detlor, Clerk of the County Council of the County of Lennox and Addington and American Consul at this port. Mr. Detlor, whose health has been failing for some months past, but more noticeably since the beginning of June, went down to Davy's Island two weeks ago for the purpose of spending a few days, with the hope of deriving benefit from the change of air. He seemed to feel better after being there for some days. On Monday, however, an aggravated attack of the complaint from which he has long suffered rendered medical assistance necessary to subdue it, and it was then decided that he should return home, which he did the following morning. A renewal of the attack after his return on Tuesday terminated fatally, closing the earthly pilgrimage of a man widely known and wherever known, respected. The deceased was the second son of Mr. John S. Detlor, who has resided for many years in Napanee and has now reached the good old age of eighty-eight years. The subject of this notice was born in the township of North Fredericksburgh, about three miles from the town of Napanee, in the year 1823. After receiving what was in his boyhood's years considered a fair education, he entered into commercial life in Napanee, doing business as a general merchant and also as a grain merchant, with which in the course of time he combined conveyancing, insurance and other businesses. He always took an active part in municipal affairs, has been Township Clerk, and member of both town and township councils, and in the year 1865, when the County of Lennox and Addington was formally set apart as a separate municipality he was appointed clerk of the first County Council, and the fact that he held the position up to the day of his death attests to the faithfulness with which he discharged the numerous and not always easy duties connected with it. Some years ago he was elected Mayor of the town, but upon the trial of a writ quo warranto issued it was held that occupying the position of Clerk of the County Council disqualified him for that of mayor, and he was accordingly unseated. He has been for some two or three years past American Consul at this port, in the discharge of the duties of which office he has always been courteous and obliging to those brought into official contact with him. He was also a Commissioner for taking affidavits for use in the United States and in other Provinces of the Dominion. Though somewhat retiring in disposition, he was never the less both in public and private life, at all times easy of access for either business or friendly intercourse, kind, obliging and courteous. Methodical and scrupuiously careful in attending to his numerous duties he was cautious about entering into engagements of any kind he did not see his way clear to fulfill, and when he had given his promise that he would do a thing it was faithfully dept; so that now, at the close of a long and useful career, none are found unwilling to say of him, he was an honest man. Mr. Detlor was in the fifty-ninth year of his age at the time of his death, which will be mourned by a wife and two young surviving sons. His funeral took place on Thursday morning, and was largely attended.

      

July 29 1882

Napanee Standard

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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,

Andrew

 

DROWNED - On Saturday evening, Mr. Andrew Diamond, an old man about 80 years of age, the father of Mr. A.R. Diamond, was drowned while crossing the bay, near Adolphustown. He almost succeeded in reaching the land and was in the act of pushing the boat ashore with the oar when he was pitched out and drowned.

     

May 3 1871

Daily British Whig

Diamond,

Andrew N.

 

Andrew N. Diamond

Andrew N. Diamond, for over 25 years a grain merchant in this city, died early yesterday morning at his home, 977 Bloor Street West. He was in his 91st year, and had been in failing health for the past three years.

Mr. Diamond was born at Hay Bay, Prince Edward County [sic]. As a young man, he farmed in that district for many years and subsequently moved to Napanee, where he opened a flour and grain mill. After 35 years in business there, he came to Toronto, where he had since bought and sold grain.

Mr. Diamond was a Presbyterian. Predeceased by his wife thirty years ago, he is survived by two sons, Thomas and Davis, and two daughters, Mrs. S. T. Clapp, and Mrs. George Maguire, all of Toronto.

- Mail and Empire, February 21st 1928

     

Died in Toronto

Born in South Fredericksburgh in the County of Lennox, on the farm adjoining that where Sir John A. Macdonald once lived, Andrew Nelson Diamond died on Sunday last at his home in Toronto, in his 91st year. Mr. Diamond, during his younger days, often refused the nomination in his riding though he was always a strong Liberal. He was also a great temperance worker. Until his death he was a grain merchant and at one time ran the Napanee grain mill. He was father-in-law of Geo. Macguire brother of the former mayor of Toronto. Mr. Diamond's father was a United Empire Loyalist, who landed at Hay Bay, Ontario. The surviving relatives of Mr. Diamond are two daughters, Mrs. S.T. Clapp and Mrs. George Macguire, and two sons, Thomas and David, all residents in Toronto.

   

Feb 24 1928

Napanee Beaver

 

Feb 28 1928

Napanee Express

Diamond,

Ann

  *  see Sills, Ann (nee Diamond)

 

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.

 

 

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Sept 9 1907

Daily British Whig

Diamond,

F.

 

BELLEVILLE, January 28 – Mr. F. Diamond, a veteran of 1812, died this morning in this city where he has for some time resided in retirement, at the age of 88. Mr. Diamond was born in South Fredericksburgh and was one of the five sons of John Diamond, a U.E. Loyalist. He served in the war of 1812-14, in the rebellion of 1837, and in 1866 commanded a company which he raised and whose services were accepted by the government. Mr. Diamond was the first reeve of south Fredericksburgh and was for sixty-seven years a member of the Methodist church. His widow, to whom he was married over 60 years, survives him.

     

Jan 29 1885

Montreal Gazette

Diamond,

Helen

   *  see Robertson, Helen (nee Diamond)

Diamond,

James A.

 

DIAMOND - At South Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, April 17th, 1920, James A. Diamond, aged 81 years, 10 months, and 15 days.

      

Apr 23 1920

Napanee Beaver

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.

     

Oct 27 1901

Daily Whig

 

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

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