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Name

Information

Date /Source

Eames,

Harry Douglas

 

Mr. Leslie McCaw, Woodrows, Ont., received the following cable last week, telling of the death of his son-in-law:  “Deeply regret inform you Acting Sergt. Harry Douglas Eames officially reported died of wounds 3 casualty Clearing Station.  Oct. 1st. Gunshot wound chest, penetrating.”

 

 (ca 1919) 

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Easton,

Ellen

On the 19th instant, Ellen, aged 7 years, daughter of Mr. Robert Easton

Feb 7 1856

Napanee

Standard

Eaton,

Percy

 

Percy Eaton, son of Mr. And Mrs. James Eaton, who reside in the fourth concession of Tyendinaga township, died Wednesday.  Deceased, in his twenty-fourth year, had been ill for some time from lung trouble. Percy was a telegraph operator. 

 

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Apr  20 1911

Echlin,

Harriett

   * see Perceval, Harriett

Edgar,

David

 

Obituary - David Edgar - one of the few remaining old people who had to do with the early settling of this district, passed to his reward on Wednesday last, at the advanced age of over 80 years. Deceased was born in North Fredericksburgh, and with the exception of a few years his long life was spent in that township. His early years were characterized by the hardships and privations common to the first-comers in an unsettled country. In 1843, he was married to Mary Simmons Quackenbush, who, during their long married life of 45 years, proved a loving and faithful help-meet. Mrs. Edgar died in February, 1888. Deceased was one of a family of eleven children, all but one, Augustus, of Beaver Lake, of whom have gone before. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar - James who died at the early age of six years, and Wm. B. who is well known in town and hereabouts. About the time of attaining his majority deceased engaged in the millwright trade, and attained such skill in his calling that his services were in constant demand, and many of the old mills through this section, now in good running order, are specimens of his handiwork. He saw military service in 1837-8 rebellion, at Kingston, under Capt. Macdonald. He was a member of the Township council before the Fredericksburghs were divided; also of the County Council when that body held their sessions in Kingston. He came of U.E.L. stock, his ancestors having been soldiers in the British army in the revolutionary war of 1776, his grandfather serving in Gen. Burgoyne's army. In politics he was a staunch Conservative, and was a power among his fellows in the old days when the polls were kept open for a week. For over fifty years he was a member of L.O.L. No. 358, to which he rendered faithful and efficient service, and was in turn honored with all the offices at its disposal. In him the temperance cause had a warm friend. About a year ago his mind began to weaken, though his bodily strength was good, he being able to do light work about the house and barns. There was no indication of a sudden dissolution - he ate his dinner as usual, but immediately after was taken with a fainting spell, and in a few moments was dead. The funeral takes place this morning from his late residence, Rev. Caleb Parker, of the Western Methodist church, of which body deceased had been a lifelong member, conducting the service. The remains were interred in the Western cemetery.

 

May 6 1898

Napanee

Beaver

Edgar,

Jean Frances

 

JEAN FRANCES EDGAR -

The entire community was shocked when they heard of the tragic death of Little Jean Frances Edgar, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Edgar, Selby.  Her sweet and winsome ways had endeared her to all who knew her, which was much in evidence by the large number of sympathizing friends and the beautiful floral tributes.

The funeral was held on Saturday August 27th at 2 o’clock, at the home of her parents.  The service was in charge of the Ven. Archdeacon Dumbrille, rector of St. Mary Magdalene Church, Napanee, who preached a very comforting sermon.  the hymns, “There is no night in heaven”, and “Safe in the arms of Jesus,” were feelingly sung.

Besides the grief-stricken parents, she leaves to mourn her loss, two brothers, Jimmie age 8 and Baby Allan, 9 months;  her grandparents and several other relatives.

The remains were brought to Napanee and interred in Riverside cemetery.  The pallbearers were Jenkin Griffiths, Bobby McQuaig, Leo Manion and Harold Windover.

 

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Edgar,

Mary Ann

(nee McAnany)

 

Word was received here this week that Mrs. W. H. Edgar had died on Saturday last at the family home at Norwood Grove, a suburb of Winnipeg, Man., and was buried there on Monday.  Deceased had been in poor health for the past few years.  She was 68 years of age, and is survived by her husband and three  sons - Jay of Saskatchewan, Arnold and Dewar, at home.  A daughter, Carrie, died a few years ago.  Her maiden name was Mary Ann McAnany, and she was born at Fredericksburg, Ont., being married there to Mr. Edgar.  They moved to Essex about 35 years ago, and lived here till sixteen years ago, when they moved to Rat Portage, and ten years ago to Norwood Grove.  Two sisters and a brother survive - Mrs. E. Carnahan, of Essex;  Mrs. J. R. Oliver of Windsor, and Stephen McAnany, of Chicago.

 

Aug 11 1916

Essex Free Press

Elliott,

Florence May

 

Elliot - At South Fredericksburgh, Oct. 30th, Florence May, daughter of James P. Elliott, aged 11 years, 4 months and 19 days.

 

We are sorry this week to have to announce the sad death of Florence, youngest daughter of Mr. J. P. Elliot. The dread malady diphtheria has been raging in our midst and little Florence was one of the victims. She was a bright, young girl, loved at home and by those with whom she came in contact. Her bright, lovable disposition made her a favorite with her schoolmates. Her death took place at noon on Saturday, at her home in Hawley, and on Sunday morning the remains were taken to Tweed for burial. We extend our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott and family in their bereavement.

 

Nov 5 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Elliot,

Mrs. J.

 

Mrs. J. Elliott - Sillsville - After a month's serious illness Mrs. J. Elliott died on the afternoon of Nov. 17. Mrs. Elliot was 91 years old last May and was always in possession of all her faculties until the last.

She moved from Napanee to her home with her husband and family nearly forty years ago. She leaves a son, J.B. Elliott and a daughter, Mrs. Herb Gilbert, both living at Sillsville, a grand-daughter, Mrs. Arthur Asselstine of Hawley and two grown grandsons, Charles and Walter Gilbert, and two infant grandsons, John Elliott and an infant brother who with his mother Mrs. J.B. Elliot are in Kingston General Hospital.

   

Nov 21 1938

Stray Newspaper

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Elliott,

James

 

OBITUARY – James Elliott – a  prominent citizen of the village of Tamworth, passed into eternity on Monday morning last, at the Kingston General hospital.  The cause of death was appendicitis.  Four years ago deceased suffered from an attack of the same complaint. Until ten days ago, deceased was enjoying perfect health, but on Tuesday, the 7th inst., he was taken ill and grew rapidly worse, so that on Thursday, a week ago, it was decided to take him to the hospital at Kingston for treatment.  Deceased, who was a son of the late Joseph Elliott, was born on his father’s farm, a mile from Tweed, about forty-seven years ago.  He was one of a family of fourteen children, nine sons and five daughters, and is the first to succumb to the silent reaper, Death.  The brothers are William, of British Columbia;  Rev. Joseph, English church clergyman of North Augusta;  Rev. Archie, English church clergyman, of Carleton Place, formerly of Camden East;  Charles, tanner of Tamworth;  George of Brandon;  Frank, of British Columbia;  Robert, of Queensboro, and John of Manitoba.  One sister resides in New York, another is the wife of Rev. Mr. Roberts, English church clergyman of Adolphustown, and two reside on the homestead near Tweed.  Deceased leaves a sorrowing  widow and a family of five young sons.  The body arrived in Tamworth on the evening train on Monday, and was met at the station by almost the entire community and escorted to Mr. Elliott’s late home, where, until a late hour the remains were viewed by the sorrowing friends and neighbors.  Deceased moved to Tamworth in 1892  and opened up the old tannery which had been closed down for some time.  By close attention and good work he established a profitable business, which to the last kept on growing on his hand.  Prior to going to Tamworth he had been engaged at farming near Shannonville.  He was a prominent member of the A.O.U.W., being Master Workman of the lodge at Tamworth, and put a lot of that energy into his work in that office, so with the help of an organizer, during the last five days of October thirty new members were added to the Tamworth lodge.  Inside of the last ten days he was at Centreville, with other members of the lodge, attending a public meeting to induce others to join the order.  Deceased, although born and brought up in the English church, connected himself with the Presbyterian church at Tamworth and became one of the most zealous and faithful workers in the Sunday School and Christian Endeavor work of that church.  He was a good neighbor and citizen and will be much missed in Tamworth in social events, church work and business affairs.  The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church at Tamworth on Tuesday afternoon and was very largely attended, many being unable to obtain admittance to the sacred edifice.  Rev. M. Martin, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Hay of Cobourg, conducted the religious services.  The Workmen took charge of the funeral, members of that order being present from Centreville, Yarker, Camden East and Tweed.

 

Ca 1898

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Elliot,

James A.

 

James A. Elliott, Hamburg, Lennox county, died last week from consumption, aged twenty six. He had been a school teacher. The remains were buried at Tweed.

    

Feb 9 1900

Daily British Whig

Elliott,

John P.

 

At South Fredericksburgh, on Sunday, January 20th, 1924, John P. Elliott, aged 76 years and six months.

 

1924

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Ellis,

Edward C.

At Enterprise, on Friday, June 7th, 1919, Mr. Edward C. Ellis, aged 47 years.

1919

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Ellis,

H. W.

 

A respected resident of Napanee died in the hospital at Ottawa last Friday.  Deceased had been working in Gananoque for some time, but owing to sickness was obliged to return here some time ago.  Being considerably improved he returned to Gananoque recently. He was again taken ill and went to Ottawa to consult a specialist, where he became rapidly worse.  Mrs. Ellis was called to Ottawa, to be with her husband.  A family of four children survive, besides his sorrowing widow.  The children are John, in Tully, N.Y.;  Jennie (Mrs. Wiley);  Annie and Charles at home.  Deceased was an employee of the Gibbard Furniture Company for the past six or seven years, and was a man of quiet and industrious habits, a general favorite with his fellow employees.  The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances In their sad bereavement.  The remains were taken to Perth for interment.

 

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Ellis,

Helen Moodie

 

ELLIS – On Sunday, Feb 24th at her late residence, 203 Bathurst st., Toronto, Helen Moodie, relict of the late Henry Ellis, late of Napanee.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Ellison,

Elizabeth

 

At Hallowell, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Ellison, relict of Capt. Wm. Ellison, of his Majesty’s 64th Regiment of Foot.  She was a native of Castle Bar, county Mayo, Ireland, aged 70.

 

May 18 1836

Kingston

Chronicle & Gazette

Ellison,

Mrs. H. H.

 

ELLISON – At Adolphustown, on Sunday, March 30th, 1913, Mrs. H. H. Ellison, aged 74 years, 7 months and 20 days.

 

Apr 4 1913

Napanee Beaver

Ellison,

John P.

 

ELLISON – At Napanee, on Monday, August 5th, 1918, John P. Ellison, aged 67 years and 4 months

 

1918

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Ellison,

Thomas W.

 

DIED - On the 4th inst. at Hallowell, Mr. Thomas W. Ellison, a native of Castlebar, Ireland, aged 28 years.  His remains were conveyed here for interment on Thursday last, when a numerous assemblage of the inhabitants testified their regret for an individual who possessed every qualification that constitutes the man of honor and integrity.

 

Aug 7 1830

Kingston Chronicle

Elnor,

Mary Gena

 

In Loving Memory of Mary Gena Duffett, wife of Albert Elnor, Toronto, who passed away on Friday, July 18 1969 at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto.  Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, funeral service in the chapel on Monday, July 21 1969 at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. S.E. Larman, officiating.  Interment Adolphustown Cemetery.

 

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Card

Emberley,

Eleanor

 

EMBERLEY - At South Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, Eleanor Emberley, aged 62 years and 20 days. The funeral will be held from her late residence this Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Service will be held in the Anglican Church, Camden East, at 2 p.m., and the remains placed in the vault there.

 

 

From the  Watson Scrapbooks

Embury,

Andrew

 

Died - In South Fredericksburgh, on May 17th, Andrew Embury, aged 83 years.

    

May 22 1880

Daily British Whig

Embury,

Andrew Sr.

 

EMBURY, Andrew Sr., nephew of the late Philip Embury, founder of the Methodist Church in NY state, died March 26 1844 in his 87th year, in Fredericksburgh Twp., where he had lived for nearly 60 years; survived by his wife and children, a sister and a 94-year-old brother.

 

May 15 1844

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Embury,

Mary

   *  see Purdy, Mary 

Embury,

Valentine

 

At his residence, Myersburgh, county of Hastings, on Thursday, January 29th, 1880, Mr. Valentine Embury, aged 81 years and five months.  [Deceased was born in South Fredericksburgh where he resided till about fifty years ago, when he removed to Hastings.  During the war of 1812 he served as clerk in the Barracks Department, Kingston.  Nor were his services wanting in the church militant.  He was a member of the Weslyan Methodist Church for thirty-eight years, and was a descendant of Rev. Phillip Embury, who preached the first Methodist sermon in America.  He leaves behind him five sons and three daughters, of whom Mr. William Embury, of Ernesttown, is the only one residing in this county, the others being scattered over different parts of Ontario and the United States.]

Also See: Biographical Sketches: Valentine Embury

    

Feb 7 1880

Napanee

Beaver

Embury,

Mrs. William

 

At Wesley, on Friday, March 10th, 1916, Mrs. William Embury, aged 85 years, 6 months and 15 days.

 

1916

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Emerson,

Emeline

Rebecca

(nee Stigney)

 

EMELINE REBECCA EMERSON - Whose maiden name was Stigney, was born Sept. 19th, 1850, and was married to Samuel G. Emerson, Dec., 21st, 1869, and entered into rest Nov. 10th 1885.  She was converted in early childhood, and being faithfully and scripturally nurtured in the doctrine of Christ, at home, she grew to womanhood, and at the same time perceptibly manifesting the various fruits of the Spirit in her daily life.  When she entered the marriage relation she carried into her new and happy home a well matured and happy experience and a  well established religious character.  Solomon’s description of a devoted wife and mother was clearly met in her.  “The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  Her children arise up and call her blessed;   her husband also, and he praiseth her.”  Hers was, because a religious , a truly happy home, husband and wife unitedly finding a daily satisfaction and prosperity in the service of Christ.  But, oh! how short lived is every earthly bliss.  Four years ago that insidious disease consumption gave evidence of its presence in her system.  It baffled all attempts at removal.  All that love could devise and the skill of physicians could do were unavailing.  but death had no terrors for her.  To the question of Rev. Joseph Young, “Dear sister, have you any fears as to your preparation for heaven,” she answered distinctly, “Not in the least,” and was not, for Christ took her.  Brothers, sisters, and parents, and a devoted husband, and five children mourn for her, but not as those who have “no hope.”  She died at the family residence, “Woodside”, College Hill, Belleville. [signed] H. Williams.

 

May 12 1886

The Christian Guardian

Empey,

Anne

   * see Casey, Anne

Empey,

Frank

 

EMPEY - At Rockwood Hospital, Kingston, on Wednesday, August 2d, 1911, Frank Empey, aged 45 years.

 

1911

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Esson,

Miss

 

Miss Esson, we regret to learn, died suddenly in Toronto, on Sunday night last.  It appears that the deceased retired to her room apparently in her usual health and in the morning it was discovered that life was extinct.  She will be remembered by many of our townspeople as a most exemplary and talented young lady.  A good situation as a teacher had been secured in Toronto and she was about to enter upon the engagement when death claimed her for his prey.

 

Dec 18th 1881

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Evans,

Daniel

 

EVANS - At Selby, on Saturday, December 28th, 1946, Daniel Michael Evans, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Evans, aged 4 months and ten days.

 

Napanee

Beaver

Jan 8, 1947

Evans,

John Henry

 

We regret to have to announce the death of John Henry Evans, Esq., the hardware merchant, which took place at his residence in Ontario Avenue Sunday night about a quarter to twelve.  Mr. Evans’ death was quite sudden;  he was in good health, and had passed a more than usually pleasant Sabbath.  He had been to church during the day;  passed an hour or two in the evening with a number of friends at his residence, and retire to rest in good health.  Shortly after retiring, the attention of Mrs. Evans was attracted by her husband’s peculiar heavy breathing, and as he did not answer her, she became alarmed, and Dr. Reddy was sent for, but it was too late.  It was found that Mr. Evans died from heart disease.  He had been nearly thirty years engaged in the hardware trade; and while successful in building up an extensive business, won the respect and esteem of all who knew him in private or commercially.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Evans,

Rossie

   * see Burlingham, Rossie

Everitt,

Mary Ann

 

DIED - On Monday last, in the 1st concession of Kingston, very suddenly, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Daniel Everitt, and third daughter of Mr. Davis Hawley of Ernest Town, aged 30.

 

Jan 23 1829

Kingston

Gazette &

Advocate

Exley,

Walter

 

County Clerk-Treasurer Walter Exley Died Friday When Car Hit Abutment -

Funeral services were held in Grace United church on Monday afternoon for Walter W. Exley, who died instantly Friday when his automobile struck a cement abutment under a railway overpass on the outskirts of Newburgh.

Mr. Exley was clerk-treasurer of Lennox and Addington county for the past eight years and a well-known and popular man in the county.  He was 51 years of age.

Every seat was taken and extra were brought in for the funeral service conducted by the minister, Rev. W. B. Thorneloe.  Following the service, the body was sent to Toronto for cremation and interment will take place on Wednesday at Riverside cemetery.

Pall-bearers for the service were officers in the Hastings and Prince Edward regiment with which Mr. Exley served overseas with distinction in World War II.

Honorary pall-bearers, were former county wardens F. Erwell Huff, Edward Morley, Nelson Kennedy and T. J. Dowling;  Reeve Lorne Smart and Lt. Col. H. L. Babcock.

Warden Clarence Hanna was unable to attend the service having been called to Utica, NY, to attend the funeral of a close relative of Mrs. Hanna’s who died in that state.

Prior to the service at Grace Church, a short service was held at the Tierney Funeral Home.

The accident occurred when the clerk-treasurer’s car hit the abutment with tremendous impact.  He had been returning to Napanee after paying a call at the home of Reeve Nelson Kennedy near Enterprise.  The sun was setting at the time and police believe he may have been blinded by it shining directly into his eyes.

Police and others spent three-quarters of an hour attempting to remove his body from the crushed wreckage.  The destroyed automobile collapsed with the front pushed to the rear and the overall length no more than eight feet.

OPP Constable Ian Brodie was at the scene within a few seconds after the crash.  He was off duty and eastbound on the county road.

Mr. Exley was named county treasurer in 1945 after a distinguished war service in Italy and Western Europe with the Hasty-Pees, from which he was demobilized with the rank of captain.  He was appointed clerk as well on the retirement of Wilfrid S. Wilson as county clerk.

His widow, the former Dorothy Card is a member of a well-known Napanee family.  He also leaves three children, David, who serves with the RCMP at Regina, Nancy and Jane at home attending school.

He was a sailing enthusiast and great fisherman from his cottage on the River Road.  He was a member of the Napanee Legion and of Grace United Church and had a wide circle of friends.

Also left to mourn his loss are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Exley, life-long residents of Napanee;  two sisters, Mrs. Jack Caldwell (Vivian), RR 5 Napanee, and Mrs. G. C. Howitt, (Marian), of Toronto and a brother, Douglas, a school principal at Fort William.

A special service was held for Mr. Exley on Sunday evening at the Tierney Funeral Home.

 

Dec 1 1960

Post-Express

Napanee

Eyvel,

Charles

 

CHARLES EYVEL -

Galt, June 29 - Charles Eyvel, 53, Ainslee Street South, prominent in Oddfellow circles here, died this morning at the hospital from poisoning.

Deceased, who was the chief clerk of  the Fraser Hardware Company for 15 years, was found violently ill in the basement of the store last night about 9 o’clock by fellow clerks, and shortly after became unconscious.  Coroner Radford, after investigating the case, decided an inquest was unnecessary.

Deceased was treasurer of Waterloo Lodge, I.O.O.F. and financial secretary of Galt Encampment, He was born in Toronto, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Eyvel, his father having been a widely known journalist and president of the Shorthand Association.  Prior to joining the Hansard staff he worked on the Seaforth Expositor, St. Thomas Journal, Sarnia Observer and Toronto Globe.  The father’s death in 1888 caused widespread indignation when he succumbed to injuries when he was beaten, robbed and left insensible in the snow by holp-up men in Toronto.

His mother was a sister of C. C. James, former deputy minister of agriculture.  Charles Eyvel is survived by his wife, formerly Edith Chatterson, of Napanee, and two sisters, Elsie of Huntsville and Mrs. D. A. Roblin, of Belleville.

The remains were brought to Napanee, the funeral being held yesterday afternoon.

 

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Fairbairn,

Bruce W.

 

CORP. BRUCE W. FAIRBAIRN - Second son of Mrs. Grace Fairbairn of Centreville, who was killed in action at Sanctuary Wood, on June 2nd, 1916, official notice having been received Monday evening May 7th, 1917, he previously having been reported as missing.  Bruce, who was 23 years of age, went overseas in June 1915 with the 1st C.M.R.

 

1917

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Fairbairn,

Harold

 

PTE. HAROLD FAIRBAIRN -  Third son of Mrs. Grace Fairbairn of Centreville, who was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on April 9th.  Harold, who was 19 years of age, went overseas last September, with the 146th Battalion and was transferred to the 4th C.M.R.  He is the second son of Mrs. Fairbairn to pay the supreme sacrifice.  A memorial service for the late Pte. Harold Fairbairn will be held in Centreville Methodist Church on Sunday June 3rd at 2.30 p.m.

 

1917

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Fairbairn,

Wm.

 

WM. FAIRBAIRN - The subject of this sketch and one of the pioneers of the Township of Richmond, was born in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, in the year 1817 and died December 21st, 1912, at the advanced age of 95 years.  When but a lad of 10 years of age, he emigrated with his parents to Canada, settling first at ByTown, now the City of Ottawa.  After two years stay at the latter place, the family came to the Township of Richmond and settled on the farm in the Eighth concession where he continued to reside for upwards of eighty-two years.  He saw the Township and county in its primitive state, and it was interesting to listen to him relate his experiences of those early days.  Mr. Fairbairn was a man of sterling character and uprightness of life, somewhat retiring in his disposition, he made no enemies, but won to himself a host of friends.  To know him was to love him, and when owing to his experience his advice was often sought.  It was given with a candor and frankness characteristic of the Christian gentleman that he was.  In 1844 he was united in marriage to Catharine Morgan who proved to be a true helpmate during their long and eventful wedded life.  They had the joy of seeing a large family of eight daughters and three sons grow to manhood and womanhood.  All are still living with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. John Miller, who died three years ago.  While Mr. Fairbairn was a very active man and disposed to look on the bright side of life, the death of his beloved companion seven years ago, seemed to bear heavily on him, and often would he be heard giving expression to his loneliness, which home comfort and kind attention failed to supply.  His last illness was of short duration and throughout it all he bore his suffering with Christian fortitude and courage, leaving behind him the legacy of  a beautiful Christian character and life.  Dying in the triumphs of Faith, he could well say, “for me to live is Christ, but to die is gain.”  May he rest in peace.  The funeral service was held in the Methodist Church, Selby, and was conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Sharpe, assisted by Rev. W. H. Down and Rev. C. W. DeMille.   The remains were placed in the vault to  be later interred in the Camden  5th Presbyterian cemetery, there to await the resurrection of the Just.

 

1912

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Fairfield,

[Miss]

(nee Davy)

 

The Late Mrs. S.M. Fairfield, Bath

It is with regret that we record the death of Mrs. S.M. Fairfield, of Bath, which event occurred on August 31st. The deceased was a daughter of the late W.H. Davy, and sister of Mrs. Hudson Rogers and W.H. Davy, of Moorhead, Minn. She spent the greater part of her life in Bath Her loss will be keenly felt by her numerous relatives and friends, for her fine business qualities, charity, liberal hospitality and ready help to any in need were recognized by all. The greatest sympathy is extended to the two orphan daughters, Dora and Birdie, in their bereavement. They were devoted nurses during their mother's long and painful illness, as for many weeks she lay helpless and suffering from a cancerous tumor. The burial took place on Sunday. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Geen, and the body was interred in the family plot in the Church of England cemetery, the grave being lined with cedar sprigs all united. The church, the yard and the streets were lined with sympathizing followers. The floral offerings, of most beautiful designs, were admired by all. They who are bereft are consoled by the knowledge that the deceased died happy in the Saviour's love.

    

Sept 6 1888

Daily British Whig

Fairfield

Clara

 

DIED - In Ernest Town on the 12th inftant, Mifs Clara Fairfield aged 18 years, eldeft daughter of Benjamin Fairfield Efq.;  one of the members of Parliament.

 

Apr 4 1816

Kingston

Gazette

Fairfield,

Clarissa

 

Died - Suddenly at Fredericksburgh, on Sunday evening, the 20th inst., Miss Clarissa Fairfield, in the 60th year of her age, relict of the late William Fairfield, Esq. of Bath.

          

Apr 29 1845

Kingston Herald

Fairfield,

Helen

 

MISS HELEN FAIRFIELD – After a long and trying illness, borne with cheerful courage, this respected lady passed away at her late residence, “Hillside”, the home of her late sister, Mrs. Duncan Macdougall.  Miss Fairfield was the daughter of the late Dr. James Fairfield, a cousin of the late Judge Fairfield, and of the late Mrs. Walter Ross of Picton.  Miss Fairfield was the last of five sisters – Mrs. Macdougall, Mrs. (Judge) Fitzgerald, Mrs. (Capt.) E. B. Smith, Mrs. John W. Langmuir and herself;  all celebrated in their youth for their brilliant wit, intelligence and beauty. There was one brother, James Fairfield, a lawyer, who died comparatively early in life.  Miss Fairfield was active in all benevolent, and good works in her youth, and though for many years, a complete invalid, her interest and practical assistance was always ready and cheerfully given to the last.  It is pleasant to know that one so helpful, and so generous with her aid, was surrounded to the end of her long life by the tender care and devoted affection of her two nieces, Mrs. Gregory Dougall and Miss Macdougall of “Hillside”.  The funeral was held by the Rev. Mr. Barber on Thursday afternoon, the 6th of June.

 

1918

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fairfield,

Stephen

 

DIED - At Adolphus-Town on Tuesday the 19th inft, Mr. Stephen Fairfield.

   

Dec 29 1820

Kingston

Chronicle

Fairfield,

Wm.

 

DIED - At his houfe in Erneft Town on Tuefday the 6th [8th?] of February inftant, in the 47th year of his age, WM FAIRFIELD, Efq., after a confinement of 9 days, with a bilious fever, accompanied by an inflammation of the liver.  On Thurfday his funeral was attended by a numerous circle of relatives, friends and neighbors.  Mr. Fairfield has left a widow and feven children to mourn their irreparable lofs.  This is the firft link that has been broken in a family chain of twelve brothers and fifters, all arrived at years of maturity.  In his death not only his family, but alfo the township and Diftrict have loft a valuable member.  He was engaged in merchantile bufinefs, both in the village of Erneft Town and the town of Kingfton,.  He was one of the Commiffion of the Peace.  As a magiftrate and a man, he was characterifed by intelligence, impartiality, independence of mind and liberality of fentiments (Communicated)

 

Feb 10 1816

Kingston

Gazette

Falen,

John

 

SHOCKING DEATH - On Monday night last a singular death befel John,  the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Falen, Hawley, South Fredericksburgh.   The child was a year and three months old, and while asleep was attacked by a rat, and his shoulder and hand terribly bitten, the child dying from the shock.  It is supposed the rat attacked the boy’s shoulder, and that his hand was bitten repeatedly while attempting to ward it off.

 

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Farley,

John

 

An aged resident of Newburgh, Mr. John Farley, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. J. Fretts, Hawley, on Tuesday morning in his eighty-fourth year.  Deceased was a life-long resident of Newburgh, a faithful member of the Methodist Church, and for a great many years, Superintendent of Newburgh Sunday school  He was a kindly gentleman, beloved by all.  About twenty years ago, he retired from business.  He leaves four children, Mrs. O. J. Fretts, Hawley;  Mrs. G. D. Dafoe, Bad Axe, Mich.;  Miss Phoebe Farley, Toronto, and James Farley of Newburgh.  The remains were taken to Newburgh on Tuesday and the funeral service was held in the Methodist church there on Wednesday.  Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.

 

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Farley,

Christine

   *  see Fretts, Christine (nee Farley)

Farr,

Irene Etta

(nee Ruttan)

 

MRS. IRENE ETTA FARR - ODESSA - The funeral of Mrs. Irene Etta Farr, Odessa, who died recently in Hotel Dieu Hospital after a lengthy illness, was held Saturday afternoon from the Ross A. Jones funeral home, Odessa, to St. Paul’s Church, Sandhurst.  Mrs. Farr was 43 years old.

The service was conducted by Rev. H. C. Secker and Rev. A. Brandon.  Pallbearers were Andy McFie, Hubert Simpkins, Norman Dryden, Glen Snider, William Robertson and Claude Northrup.  Interment was in Sandhurst Cemetery.

Mrs. Farr was born in Adolphustown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ruttan, Sr.  She had lived in Odessa for nine years and prior to that in Sandhurst.  She was a member of the Anglican church.

Surviving Mrs. Farr are her husband, Edward, Odessa:  one daughter, Mrs. Norman McFarland (Elsie), and one son, Harry, both of Odessa;  her parents, Sandhurst;  five brothers, Wallace, of Bath, William and Douglas of Conway, Ernest and Percy of Sandhurst, and one sister, Mrs. Paul Denesuik (Blanche), Kingston;  two grandchildren, Kenneth and Keith.

 

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Farrington,

Harold

 

PTE. HAROLD FARRINGTON – son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Farrington, South Bay, who died on September 2nd in France.  He was admitted to a hospital on Aug. 26th suffering from gas poisoning and his death was due to heart failure following this.  Pte. Farrington was buried in a British Military Cemetery near Boulogne.

 

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Fear,

Anne

 

FEAR - On the 5th inst., at Elora, Ann, beloved wife of Rev. Samuel Fear, aged 75 years, in the joyful hope of a glorious resurrection.  She was a native of England and sister of James Hough, Esq., Deputy Clerk of the Crown, Guelph.

 

Beloved wife of the Rev. Samuel Fear, of Elora, was a native of England, and was born in the village of Beeson, Northamptonshire.  From a child she knew the Scriptures, and became in early life truly pious.  She was converted before reaching her tenth year, and united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and continued a consistent and useful member of it till called to join the general assembly in heaven.  Having entered into the liberty of the children of God, she sought in all things to please him.  She devoted much time to the prayerful perusal of his Holy Word, hiding it in her heart that she might not sin against him.  She found it to be “a lamp unto her feet and a light unto her paths.”  She loved the poetry of the Wesleys.  Her quotations from their hymns in relating her experience were varied and apposite.   For the class-meeting she had an unchanging affection and delighted greatly in that form of Christian fellowship.  It is not known that in any instance she wilfully neglected either that service or any of the public means of grace.  She was strongly attached to the cause of Christ.  She was a woman of superior mind, sound sense, conscientious principle, a cheerful temperament, and fervid feeling were the leading features of her social and Christian character.  Her Christian experience was very instructive and edifying, and always expressed in clear Scriptural and Wesleyan phraseology.  Her attachment to Methodism was strong and constant.  It was the Church of her early choice, and her love for it increased with her years.  She embraced it’s teaching because she believed it to be truth, and she adhered to it because she knew it’s blessedness.  Through several weeks of much suffering she was never heard to utter an impatient word.  Knowing “Him that is from the beginning,” her confidence in God was unshaken amid her extreme weakness. She exercised a firm and cheerful reliance on the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ;  hence her complete deliverance from the fear of death.  Though her suffering abounded, her consolations also abounded by Christ.  In her, patience had its perfect work.  She was a faithful and loving wife, a kind friend, an upright and sincere Christian.  During the progress of the revival services in Elora in the winter of 1884-5, she received, in answer to earnest and believing prayer, a rich baptism of God’s grace and spirit.  As her physical strength declined, her spiritual strength was renewed day by day.  Through grace she triumphed over the last enemy, and passed peacefully away to be with Jesus.  To her to live was Christ, and to die was gain.  [signed]  John Mills.

 

Sept 16 1885

The Christian Guardian

 

May 12 1886

The Christian Guardian

Fegan,

Thomas

 

FEGAN – In Picton, July 24, 1905,, Thomas Fegan, aged 48 years, 9 months, 14 days

  

1905

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fellows,

Clary

 

Accidental Death - At Ernest Town, Clary Fellows, youngest daughter of Nathan and Mary Fellows aged 6 years and 14 days.

This melancholy accident was occasioned by the fall of a large double gate frame, belonging to Mr. Wm. Hogle, Innkeeper, at a few rods distance from the subscribers.

Being informed that some of the public have censured Mr. Hogle for the insecure manner in which his gates were erected, I am willing to say that, let their erection be as it may, I do not wish to censure in the least degree. The inexperience of Mr. Hogle, as to the safe construction of such things, and those that assisted in moving his gate - not saying any thing as to its being unsafe, ought to be taken by every candid person as a reasonable excuse, without casting the least reflection, although we must acknowledge, when too late, that it was not secured in a proper manner. But there can be no reason to believe for a moment that Mr. Hogle had any idea of it not being safe, as himself, wife, and little ones were daily exposed to its fall. I feel without censure to any person, that it was the providential lot of my child there to get her discharge from a world of sorrow, and no doubt, to wing her way to a world of bliss, and I humbly hope it will prove a warning to me, and to all who hear of it, to prepare to follow her to a world of spirits,

Nathan Fellows, Ernest Town, 29th, April, 1828.

      

May 13 1828

Upper Canada Herald

Fellows,

Electa

   *  see Perry, Electa (nee Fellows)

Felson,

Mrs.

(nee McNeelay)

 

Death of Mrs. Felson (Deseronto Tribune)

Mrs. Felson, relict of the late Hugh Felson, died on 9th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John McLaughlin. The deceased, one of the oldest residents in Deseronto, was eighty-three years of age, and had been in very poor health and practically confined to the house for the past five or six years. She suffered no pain and passed peacefully away. Mrs. Felson, whose maiden name was Mcneelay, was a native of Ireland and came to this country fifty-six years ago, settling in Adolphustown. She subsequently removed to Richmond, where her husband owned a farm on the Napanee road, a mile or two from Deseronto. For forty-six years, at least, she had been a resident of Deseronto and vicinity and had seen this flourishing town grow up from very small beginnings. Her husband died sixteen years ago and she leaves the following children: Mrs. Thomas Begg, Mrs. Alex. Smyth, Mrs. John McLaughlin, all residing in Deseronto, and F.W. Felson, of Pembina, Dakota.

    

Nov 23 1894

Weekly British Whig

Fenemore,

Charles

 

Deaths - Fenemore - At Lincoln, Nebraska, October 15, 1932, Charles Fenemore, formerly of Prince Edward County, aged 88 years.  Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 

Nov 10 1932

The Picton Times

Fennell,

Adelaide

 

FENNELL – At Napanee, on Saturday, May 26th, 1917, Adelaide Fennell, wife of J.G. Fennell, aged 62 years.

 

1917

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fenwick,

William

 

FENWICK - At North Fredericksburgh on Monday October 31st, 1921, William Fenwick, aged 80 years, 10 months.

 

Nov 8 1921

Napanee

Express

Fenwick,

William S.

 

William S. Fenwick

The sad news of the death of William S. Fenwick of Enterprise came as a shock to his many friends on Tuesday, April 26th.  Deceased had not been in his usual good health for a number of years, being a sufferer from heart trouble. The Friday previous, Mr. Fenwick was his usual amiable self, and it was not thought that he would be called away so soon.  Deceased came to Enterprise fifty two years ago, where he embarked in the lumber and grist mill business in which vocation he was very successful and was ably assisted in his later years by his three sons. He was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church and for many years served as Warden.  Mrs. Fenwick predeceased him ten years ago.  The funeral service was held at his late residence on Thursday morning, April 28th, and was conducted by his pastor Rev. R. A. Penney, and his fellow members of the Masonic Order.  Interment was made in the family plot at Tamworth.  Many beautiful floral offerings attested to the high esteem in which the late gentleman was held.  Those remaining  to mourn his loss are five children, Messrs. Guy, George and Walter Fenwick and Mrs. C. W. Keech of Enterprise and Mrs. Fraser Stinson of Tamworth.  Three sisters and two brothers also survive, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Massey, and Mrs. Hobbs of Chicago Ill., Mr. James Fenwick of Toronto, and Mr. George Fenwick of Enterprise,  In the  passing of Mr. Fenwick, Enterprise loses one of its oldest and highly esteemed citizens, and his many friends extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved family in their irreparable loss.

 

1932

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Ferguson,

Ann

(nee Devitt)

 

FERGUSON - Mrs. Joshua Ferguson, nee Ann Devitt, died on Nov. 1st, 1907, after a lingering illness.  The deceased was born in Ireland, coming in youth to Canada, her father settling first near Kingston, then in West Gwillimsbury.  She and her expected husband came to Cartwright in 1847, and have resided on the same farm ever since.  She was a loving wife, an affectionate mother, a faithful friend and kind neighbor.  She lived respected, and died regretted.  She was a life-long Christian, and member of our beloved Methodism.  She was indeed “a mother in Israel.”  In her last illness she longed to depart this life, and God saw fit to grant her request.  She had the abiding consciousness of the Master’s presence right to the very end.  Besides an aged and sorrowing husband, a family of five sons and two daughters, mourn a dear one beloved.  Two of her sons, Revs. J. J. Ferguson, B.A., B.D., and H.T. Ferguson, B.A., B.D., are honoured ministers in the Toronto Conference.  The funeral service was conducted at the home by the pastor, assisted by Rev. Prof. Bowles, of Victoria University, and the remains laid to rest in the Cadmus Cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.   R. A. Delve.

 

Jan 29 1908

Christian Guardian

Ferguson,

Dr. James

 

Dr. James Ferguson Dies at Cumberland. (Special Dispatch to the Globe)

Cumberland Ont. Feb 13 – Dr. James Ferguson, who passed away at his daughter’s residence here at the age of eighty-three, was born in Caledonia Springs, was graduated form McGill University in 1861 and from New York in 1865.  He settled here in 1861 and two years later married Susie Rice McLaurin of Riceville.  With the exception of a few years in  Rockland, Dr. Ferguson lived here nearly sixty years. And was one of the oldest doctors in the Ottawa Valley, continuing his practise until quite recently.  Only two of his New York classmates of 1865 survive.  Two sons and one daughter are left:  A.P. Cecil Ferguson of Rockland;  and John Darby Ferguson of Cumberland, and Mrs. Lorne A. Kennedy late of New Liskeard.  Also one brother, John c. Ferguson of Niles, Mich., and one sister, Lady Cameron of Vancouver, formerly of Winnipeg, man., survive.

 

 

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Ferguson,

Wilbert Robinson

 

In proud and loving memory of Wilbert Robinson Ferguson, 14th Battalion, C.E.F., reported missing June 3 1916 and officially reported killed in action, August 28 1916. He died the noblest death a man may die, fighting for God and right and liberty, and such a death is immortality.

 

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Ferguson,

William J.

William J. Ferguson formerly of Belfast Ireland aged 67 years and lately of Napanee found drowned in the Napanee River was buried at the grave yard river side, Fredericksburgh Apr 30 1850.

1850

Anglican Records

Napanee

Fielding,

Katy

Katy, dau of William and Katreen Fielding, Fredericksburgh, buried 7 Oct 1797.

1797

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Fields,

James

 

James Fields, North Fredericksburgh died on Saturday after a short illness. He was attacked by la grippe, followed by blood poisoning. Within the past few years four brothers have died, and but one now remains, Thomas Fields.

 

1893

 From the  Watson Scrapbooks

 

Dec 23 1893

British Daily Whig

Fields,

Lucia

 

MRS. LUCIA FIELDS – Very sad indeed was the death on Monday of Mrs. Lucia Evans Fields, at the home of her mother on King St.  She had been ill a little over a week but was conscious all Saturday afternoon, and within a short time before she passed away.  Death came about seven o’clock, the immediate cause being uric poisoning.  Mrs. Fields was born in Picton, the eldest daughter of the late Dr. Harry Evans, and Mrs. Evans Wright.  She had lived the greater part of her life in this her home town, with the exception of a few years in Wellington.  Four years ago she wedded Mr. Harold Fields of Cobourg, and the young couple removed to Regina, Sask.  He died a year later and Mrs. Fields returned East to live with her mother.  The deceased young woman leaves a little daughter, besides her mother, Mrs. Evans Wright, and one sister, Mrs. Roscoe Burlingham,  of Toronto.  Mrs. Evans was well known and had a host of friends among the young people of Napanee, who sincerely regret her untimely demise.  – Picton Gazette.

 

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Fikes,

Phebe

Phebe, wife of Peter Fikes, Fredericksburgh, buried 3 Apr 1789.

1789

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

File,

Laura Emma

   *  see Galt, Laura Emma (nee File)

Filson,

David

 

Obituary Notice - The late David Filson, who died at his residence on Amherst Island, on 22nd July, at the ripe age of eighty-six years, was born near Ballyhalbert, in the county Down, Ireland, and emigrated to Amherst Island with his family in 1860, where he had since resided, following the occupation of a farmer. Deceased was a noted plowman, having won many prizes at plowing matches in the old country, and was often asked to preside as judge at matches in this county. Mr. Filson was married in Ireland to Jane McClyment, by whom he had five children, three sons and two daughters. Of the sons the eldest, Hugh Filson, died in 1867, and the second, Robert, so well known in the county as reeve of Amherst Island for years, died last October. The youngest son, Henry, survives and is living on the homestead. The daughters, Mrs. John Marshall, and Mrs. R.R. Burleigh, also live on the island. The esteem in which deceased was held was testified by the large number who followed his remains to Pentland cemetery, where they lie between those of his late wife, who died seventeen years before him, and his eldest son.

       

Aug 8 1896

Daily British Whig

Findlay,

Martha

(nee Rook)

 

Strathcona Lady Dies on Saturday

NAPANEE, Feb. 28 - The death occurred early Saturday morning of one of the most highly esteemed residents of Strathcona, five miles eat of Napanee in the person of Mrs. W. J. Findlay,  in her 77th year.

About three weeks ago Mrs. Findlay sustained a fall which resulted in a broken hip and since that time her condition had grown worse.  For two or three days preceding her death her condition was very critical.

She was a native of the Napanee district and before her marriage was Miss Martha Rook, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Rook.  With the exception of a few years spent in Valleyfield, Que., her married life had been spent in Strathcona where her husband for a long period of years has been proprietor of the well known paper mills, which is one of the busiest industries in this county.

A devout Christian, Mrs. Findlay took a keen interest in the work of the church, and was particularly interested in the Women’s Missionary Society.  She was a life-long member of the Methodist (now United) Church.  She was also greatly interested in the work of temperance.

In her passing the village of Strathcona has lost one of its most estimable and beloved residents.  A sister predeceased her several years ago.

Besides her husband who has not been in the best of health for some time she leaves two sons George and Bruce Findlay who reside in Strathcona, and who are connected with the Paper Mills, a daughter, Mrs. Best in Strathcona and a daughter, Mrs. Johnston in Toronto.  An only sister, Mrs. George Wartman resides in Newburg.  Ward Wartman of the firm of VanLuven and Wartman, Napanee is a nephew.

 

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Finkle,

C. Hilton

 

FINKLE - At Kingston, on Tuesday, August 15th, 1922, C. Hilton Finkle, aged 65 years.  The remains were taken to Newburgh yesterday morning for burial.

 

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Fisher,

Alexander

 

DIED - At Adolphustown on Sunday, the 23d instant, Alexander Fisher, Esquire, Judge of the District Court for the Midland District, aged 74.  Altho’ Mr. Fisher had nearly attained  the period, which the Royal Psalmist assigns as the life of man, and had for sometime been in an infirm state of health;   yet we believe there are few whose death could cause more general regret, or leave a greater blank in the social circle.  While his integrity secured him the esteem and respect of all who knew him, his kindness of disposition and unbounded hospitality rendered him generally beloved.  His funeral took place at Adolphustown on Tuesday last, and was attended by an immense concourse of people, not only from the neighbourhood but from Kingston and other parts of the District.  The gentlemen of the Bar by a spontaneous feeling of regard for his memory, hastened from Kingston, Bath, Hallowell and Bellville, to pay the last sad tribute to the remains of him, whose cheerful and instructive conversation, as well as Highland welcome, must, by many of them, be long and gratefully remembered.

 

Died at Adolphustown on Sunday the 23d instant, Alexander Fisher, Esq. aged 74 years. Mr. Fisher was one of the oldest and most respectable inhabitants of Upper Canada, and his death is much regretted.

The remains of the late Alexander Fisher, Esquire, whose death is announced in another part of our paper, were interred at Adolphustown yesterday at 4 o'clock. Not only the inhabitants of the immediate neighborhood, but a great number of persons from Kingston, Belleville, Bath, Hallowell, &c. attended the Funeral, thus evincing the high respect they entertained for the character of the deceased.

    

May 29 1830

Kingston Chronicle

 

May 26 1830

Upper Canada Herald

Finkle,

George

George Finkle, Fredericksburgh, buried 29 Mar 1795.

1795

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Fish,

Miss

  *  see Culhane, Mrs. P.  *

Fisher,

Eleanor N.

(nee Neilson)

 

Deaths - Fisher - At Philadelphia, Friday June 29th, 1934, Mrs. Thos. Fisher (nee Eleanor N. Neilson). Interment was made at Sandhurst on Tuesday afternoon.

         

July 4 1934

Napanee Beaver

Fisher,

Frederick

Frederick Fisher, Fredericksburgh, buried 20 Jan 1813.

1813

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Fisher,

Henrietta

 

DIED - In this town, on Thursday the 24th, Inst., Henrietta, relict of Alexander Fisher, Esq., of Adolphustown.

  

July 26, 1834

Kingston

Chronicle & Gazette

Fisher,

Madeline Minerva

Mildred

 

FISHER – At Kingston General Hospital, Nov 13th, 1920, Madeline Minerva Mildred, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin C. Fisher, aged 1 year, 27 days

 

1920

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fisher,

Thomas

 

FISHER - In Kingston, on Monday, April 17th, 1911, Thomas Fisher, late of Storrington.

 

STORRINGTON RESIDENT DEAD - Thomas Fisher, an old resident of the Township of Storrington, passed away, on Monday, at the residence of his son-in-law, William woods, Charles street.  The funeral will take place form the residence of this son-in-law on Wednesday morning, at ten o’clock to Sand Hill cemetery, where interment will take place.

 

Apr  20 1911

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Fisk,

Eliza Ann

 

DIED - At Ernestown on Tuesday the 5th of September, Eliza Ann, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Darius, and Martha Fisk in the eleventh year of her age.

 

Sept 15 1826

Kingston Chronicle

Fitchett,

Alvin Cecil

 

Fitchett - Alvin Cecil (Reeve of North Fredericksburgh Township) at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, June 9, 1974, Alvin Cecil Fitchett, beloved husband of Helda A. Montgomery. Dear brother of Orval, Mrs. Walter Baird (Leta), Mrs. Marshall Rombough (Marion), and Mrs. George Chambers (Madge), all of Napanee, RR. No. 3 and Mrs. Keith Marshall (Etta) of Bloomfield. Mr. Fitchett is resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee. The funeral service is at Grace United Church on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:00 Officiating clergy Rev. G.W. Case and Rev. Glenn Ashford. Interment Riverview Cemetery, Kingston. Friends may call after 8 p.m. Monday. Argyll Lodge No. 212 will hold a service Tuesday evening at 8:00. Donations to The Canadian Cancer Fund would be appreciated by the family.

  

1974

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Fitchett,

(female) child

 

Sad Drowning

On Tuesday the two-year-old daughter of Mr. Robt. Fitchett, near Bath, fell into the well and was drowned. Her mother went out to milk leaving the child in the house alone and when she returned she found the child had wandered out of the house and had fallen into the well. Mrs. Fitchett was alone at the time and climbed into the well and brought the child up. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Much sympathy is expressed with the grief stricken parents.

      

July 7 1899

Napanee Express

Fitchett,

Ephraim

 

At South Fredericksburgh on Wednesday, October 24, 1934, Ephraim Fitchett in his 84th year.

 

Obituary - The Late Ephraim Fitchett.

The death occurred at his home, Sillsville, Ontario, on Wednesday, October 24th, 1934, of Ephraim Fitchett, a life long resident of the locality.

Deceased was of U.E. Loyalist parentage, who came, originally, from Pennsylvania. He was born on the old Fitchett homestead at Sillsville, granted to his ancestors as U.E. Loyalists, from the Crown. His father and mother were John Fitchett and Caroline Penton [Venton]. He lived here with his parents until 1871, when he moved to his own farm at Parma, which he purchased and on which he resided until his death.

He was twice married. His first wife was Mary Jane Holmes, and two children were born to this union. John C. Fitchett and Mrs. George Loyst, who are both living in this locality. His second wife was Louise Aminie Parks, who survives him. One brother, Hezekiah, is still living at Marlbank, the sole survivor of his fathers' s family. Mr. Ephraim Fitchett was a man of great honesty and integrity of character and was well respected in the neighborhood. A very large number of relatives and friends paid tribute to his memory by their attendance at his funeral, Friday, October 26th. Rev. Mr. Quartermaine rector of St. Alban's Church, Adolphustown, of which Mr. Figchett was a member, conducted the funeral service at the house and afterwards at the grave. Interment took place in the family plot at Sandhurst cemetery.

           

Oct 31 1934

Napanee Beaver

 

Nov 7 1934

Napanee Beaver

Fitchett,

Hannah Adelaide

 

FITCHETT - At Napanee, on Thursday, April 11th, 1912, Hannah Adelaide Fitchett, aged 57 years and 9 days.

    

1912

Tibbutt

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Fitchett,

Holbert C.

 

FITCHETT - At Madera, California, 10th Sept., 1895, Holbert C. Fitchett, aged 18 years, 11 months and 4 days.

Deceased was a son of Mr. J.C. Fitchett, of Merced, Cal., a brother of Mr. Isaac Fitchett, Hay Bay, and of the late Mrs. W.H. Crabbe, Chambers. Deceased was riding on a platform car, and as the train dashed on, a gust of wind came and lifted his hat from his head, and as he reached for it he lost his balance, fell from the rapidly moving train to the ground, and the injury that he received produced death within thirty-six hours. Those who witnessed the accident used the bell rope freely, the train was stopped, backed up to the spot where the accident occurred and the unconscious young man lifted aboard and taken to Madera, where he was given medical attention and a telephone message sent to his parents, who reached his bedside at 11 o'clock Sunday night and remained with their darling boy until the final summons was answered.

   

1895

Tibbutt

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Fitchett,

Isaac

 

FITCHETT - At North Fredericksburgh on Wednesday, February 26th, 1936, Isaac Fitchett, in his 88th year.

 

The Late Isaac Fitchett

Mr. Isaac Fitchett, one of the oldest residents of the county and a life long resident of the Township of North Fredericksburgh, passed away at the age of 87 years, last Thursday. His death occurred at the home of his son, William Fitchett, South Napanee, where he had been residing since the death of his wife, which occurred about four years ago.

He was born at Hay Bay, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Fitchett, and had farmed in the district all his lifetime until his retirement a few years ago.

The late Mr. Fitchett is survived by four sons and three daughters. They are William, of South Napanee, Oscar of Deseronto, Leonard and Norman of North Fredericksburgh, Mrs. Alfred Scrimshaw, Mrs. Almon Scrimshaw and Mrs. Arthur Jackson.

His funeral was held at his son's residence on Saturday.

     

Mar 4 1936

Napanee Beaver

Fitchett,

John

 

John Fitchett, a well known and highly respected resident of Sillsville, passed peacefully away on Monday last, at the home of his son, John N. Fitchett, at the ripe age of seventy-seven years and nine months. The deceased was a descendant of one of the U.E. Loyalist settlers, and was born upon the farm on which he died, near Sillsville. Of a very large family, only one brother, Moses Fitchett, of Stirling, still lives, and he is in his eighty-second year. Three sons remain: John N., on the homestead; Ephraim, of Parma, and Hezekiah, a blacksmith at Marlbank. A daughter living in the west also survives. The funeral took place Wednesday at ten o'clock to the Sillsville Cemetery. (**Written in - "Died Oct. 20th 1902").

 

1902

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Fitchett,

John Courtney

 

After an illness of six months the death occurred at his residence in South Fredericksburgh on Friday, August 15th, of John Courtney Fitchett.

Mr. Fitchett was in his 73rd year, was a son of the late Ephraim Fitchett and Mary Jane Holmes. He was born on the Fitchett homestead where he died. He was of a kindly and generous disposition and was well liked and highly regarded by a large circle of friends.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his devoted wife, formerly E. May Galt, whom he married on June 18, 1919, two sons, Clarence, of Newburgh, Edwin, at home, and one daughter, Edith, Mrs. William Holtz, of Toronto. He also is survived by one sister, Wilhelmine, Mrs. George Loyst, and five grandchildren.

His funeral service was conducted at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, on Monday, August 18th, by Rev. H. Hill, Rector of St. Alban's Church, Adolphustown, and burial was at St. Paul's cemetery, Sandhurst.

The pallbearers were his neighbours, Frank Mallory, Blake Humphrey, Ervine Brooks, Frank Gallagher, Kenny Garrison and Albert Chalmers.

 

Aug 20 1952

Napanee Beaver

Fitchett,

John Neilson

 

Deaths - Fitchett - At Sillsville on Wednesday, December 27th, 1933, John Neilson Fitchett in his 79th year.

 

[Conway-Sandhurst]  The people of this community were shocked to hear of the sudden death on Wednesday, of Mr. J.N. Fitchett, of Sillsville. He had been nominated as councilman for South Fredericksburgh for the coming election.

 

The Late John Neilson Fitchett

The death occurred at his home in South Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, December 27th, of Mr. John Neilson Fitchett, one of the best known residents of this district, in his 79th years.

 During the day of this death, Mr. Fitchett had been about his usual work and early in the dya had attended a school meeting. He was taken with a sudden seizure and passed away in the evening.

He is survived by his widow, with whom a short time ago he celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.

At the beginning of this year, after thirty years in office, Mr. Fitchett resigned his position as treasurer of the township of South Fredericksburgh. A man of fine personality and splendid character, he had held the high respect of all who knew him in his private and public life.

Since 1897, he had been a successful farmer, on the farm originally deeded to his grandfather, by the crown, in 1784, when with a band of Untied Empire Loyalists, he came to Canada from Pennsylvania. Before assuming control of his farm, Mr. Fitchett was a teacher, for twenty years at Sillsville. For two years, 1889 and 1890, he was principal of the Mohawk Institute, at Brantford.

The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from his late residence, and interment is to be made at Cataraqui, in the spring.

 

Memorial Card:  Died At Sillsville on Wednesday, December 27th, 1933, John Neilson Fitchett, in his 79th year. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Friday December 29th at 2 p.m. Service at the house, thence to Riverside Vault, to await interment in Cataraqui Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances, will please accept this intimation.

        

Jan 3 1934

Napanee Beaver

Fitchett,

Lavina

 

FITCHETT - In South Fredericksburgh on Thursday, 27th Aug., Lavina Fitchett, wife of Mr. John Fitchett, and mother of Mrs. F. E. Vandusen, aged 60 years, 6 months and 10 days.

 

Sept 1 1891

Napanee Beaver

Fitchett

Mary Jane

 

FITCHETT - At South Fredericksburgh on Tuesday January 11th, 1921, Mary Jane Fitchett, aged 77 years, and 15 days.

 

Jan 1921

Napanee

Beaver

Fitchett,

Mary Wilhelmina

   * see Loyst, Mary Wilhelmina (nee Fitchett)

Fitchett,

Norris

 

Obituary - Mr. Norris Fitchett, a native of South Fredericksburgh, and youngest son of Mr. John Fitchett, of Sillsville, died at his residence in South Napanee, on Wednesday 7th inst., aged 35 years. He spent the whole of his life in this county, farming, until his health gave way, a few years ago. He married Miss Adelaide Richardson, daughter of the late John Richardson, of Dundas street west, and sister of Mrs. F.W. Vandusen, of west Bridge street, who survives him. They had no children. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon last from the residence of ex-Councillor Vandusen. Bath Court of I.O.O.F., of which deceased was a member, came over and attended in a body.

       

March 1899

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Fitchett,

Peggy Rombough

Peggy Rombough, dau of James and Elizabeth Fitchett, Fredericksburgh, buried 18 Nov 1803.

1803

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Fitchett,

Tobias

 

At South Fredericksburgh, Nov. 16th, Tobias Fitchett.

     

Nov 21 1887

Daily British Whig

Fitchett,

William J.

 

William J. Fitchett - Funeral of William J. Fitchett, 82 Mill St. Napanee, who died at Kingston General Hospital after a short illness, was held at the Tierney Funeral Home here with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

Rev. Thomas Knowles, acting minister of Grace United Church and Rev. D. Cairns, of Baptist Church, officiated. Pall-bearers were J. Doyle, H. Doidge, G. Sharpe, H. Barker, H. Peterson and J. Jaynes.

Born at Hay Bay, a son of the late Isaac Fitchett, and his wife, the former Betsy Sharpe, the late Mr. Fitchett was a lifelong resident of this area. He retired from farming 15 years ago.

A member of Grace United Church, Napanee, he leaves his wife, the former Lillian May Chambers, and a son, Morley, at home, as well as three daughters, Mrs. E. Biltoft (Beatrice), Napanee; Mrs. Archie Wagar (Annie), of R.R. 4 Napanee, and Mrs. Fred Thompson (Pearl), Tamworth, and a son, Gordon, Napanee.

Also surviving are three brothers, Norman and Leonard Fitchett, both of Napanee, and Oscar Fitchett, of Deseronto, and two sisters, Marie and Maggie, Napanee, as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

   

May 27 1959

Napanee Beaver

Fitzmartin,

Frederick

 

Frederick Fitzmartin, North Fredericksburgh, passed peacefully away on the 15th inst., after an illness of over a year of consumption at the age of thirty-eight years. The funeral takes place this afternoon to the Roman Catholic cemetery. A wife and family are left to mourn his early death.

    

Apr 17 1897

Daily British Whig

Fleming,

Elizabeth

(nee Cullis)

 

ELIZABETH FLEMING -  Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cullis, of Manchester was trained in a good home, and enjoyed the benefit in early life of a pious mother’s example and prayers.  During a revival service conducted by the writer a few years ago in Manchester, she was savingly converted, of which fact she gave evidence by devoting the remainder of her life to the service of God.  In the February of 1879  she was united in marriage to Bro. H. R. Fleming, her now painfully bereaved husband.  In the fall of 1882, they removed to Manitoba, but the cold of the North-West proved too severe for her constitution, her lungs became seriously affected, and in hopes of recovering her health she came home but, alas, it was to die.  The seeds of consumption had entered her constitution, and baffled all medical skill to eradicate them.  I saw her several times during her illness, and ever found her patient, resigned and cheerful.  She had built her spiritual house upon the Rock of Ages, too high for the waves of affliction to sweep it away, too strong for the winds of adversity to overturn it.  As the last moments of life approached she appeared to gather strength and courage for the last conflict, and finally overcame through the blood of the Lamb.  Her funeral sermon was preached in Manchester to a large and sympathizing congregation, from Rev. xxii.5.  O may her sorrowing husband , dear child, and the members of her family meet her finally in heaven.  She died April 7th, 1885.  [signed] James Caswell.

 

Sept 16 1885

The Christian Guardian

Fleming,

Elizabeth Jane

   * see Hutchison, Elizabeth Jane

Fleming,

Samuel

 

The death occurred on Sunday, February 1st, 1925, of Mr. Samuel Fleming, at the home of his nephew, Mr. Leslie Kellar, in Camden Township, near Croydon. 

Mar. Fleming, who was seventy years of age on October 27th last was born in Camden, on a farm not far from where he died.  Since the death of his wife, about ten years ago, he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Kellar.

For some time he has suffered from the painful and weakening effects of a persistent form of anaemia, which eventually caused his death.  Mr. Fleming was of a kind and friendly disposition, and had many warm friends.  He is survived by one brother, George, of Rochester, N.Y., the only one remaining of a family of twelve; and one son, George, also in Rochester.  He was an adherent of the Presbyterian Church.

The funeral service was held at the home of Mr. Leslie Kellar, on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, by Rev. W. H. Clarke, and the burial in Centreville Methodist cemetery, where the body was laid to rest beside the graves of his wife and his two daughters.

 

Feb 6 1925

Napanee Beaver

Fletcher,

Mary

 

Mary Fletcher daughter of Wm(?) N. Fletcher of the village of Napanee aged 19 years was buried in McDowell's grave yard Oct 23 1855.

 

1855

Anglican Records

Napanee

Folger,

Howard S.

 

The Late Howard Folger – Sudden Passing of a Well-Known Citizen – Was Stricken With Hemmorhage of the Brain Wednesday Evening and Died at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Citizens were shocked at noon Thursday when it was learned that Howard S. Folger, one of Kingston’s most prominent business men had died at his home on Emily Street.  Mr. Folger was around as usual on Wednesday, but was stricken early in the evening at his home with a hemmorhage of the brain.  Death ensued at 11:20 a.m. Thursday.  The late Mr. Folger was born in Kingston fifty-three years ago, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Folger.  He was educated  in the local schools and in 1887 graduated at Queen’s University as bachelor of arts.  Mr. Folger entered the steamboat business at an early age under his father and uncles, known to the older residents as “The famous Folger Brothers”., who did big things for Kingston during the eighties and nineties.  Howard Folger eventually became general manager of the Thousand Island Steamboat company, and filled that position until the steamers of the company were purchased by another concern, and finally became a part of the fleet of the Canada Steamships Limited.  For some years past, Mr. Folger had been one of Kingston’s leading stock brokers, his office being in the British  American block.  On the death of his father he succeeded him as United States vice-consul at Kingston.  Mr. Folger married Miss Price, daughter of the late Judge C.V. Price, of this city, who survives along with one son, Howard, a recent arts graduate of Queen’s university, and two daughters, misses Gwendolyn and Doris, all at home.  He is also survived by two brothers, Harry and Benjamin, of New York.  Collamer Folger, general manager of the Kingston Public Utilities is a cousin.  The late Mr. Folger was a member of St. George’s Cathedral congregation.  The flag at the United States consulate on Clarence Street is flying at half mast, out of respect to the memory of the deceased.

 

No Date Given (Ca 1919-20)

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Forester,

Jane

(nee Fralick)

(formerly Keller)

 

Obituary - Mrs. John Forester

Mrs. John Forester, whose maiden name was Jane Fralick was born in the Township of Fredericksburgh, on the 27th day of December, 1849, and died at her home in the Village of Bath, on Wednesday morning, December 7th, 1927, in the 77th year of her age.

In early life, the deceased was converted to God, identified herself with the Methodist Church, entered heartily into its activities, and until her demise, remained faithful to all its interests and services. She was kind, courteous, and unassuming, and much beloved by all to whom she was known.

At the age of 22 years she was united in marriage to Mr. John Keller, of Morven, which union was blessed by two children, namely Frank Keller, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mary T. Keller, of Guelph, Ont.

On March 15th, 1884, having passed through the sorrows of widowhood, she became the wife of Mr. John Forester, of Bath, which union was also blessed by four daughters, namely Margaret, of Niagara Falls; Edith of Edmonton; Mrs. Irene Stevenson, of Windsor, Ont., and Mrs. Allison, of Adolphustown.

 For the past two years the deceased lady had been filing in health, but until very recently, was able to be about her wonted domestic duties, take part in some of the church activities, and never failed to find her way to the house of God.

On Saturday evening, November 19th, she was taken suddenly ill, and although all was done that medical skill and faithful nursing could devise, on the morning of December 7th, God touched her and she fell asleep to awake on a fairer morning, and rise into the white light of an endless day. Her passing was calm and beautiful, and no struggle marked the wondrous change.

The funeral service was conducted by her Pastor, Rev. G.E. Ross, M.A., of Bath Pastoral Charge, and was held in the United :church, of which deceased was a member. "We spend our years as a tale that is told", were the beautiful words upon which the speaker based his address; the music by the choir was also most fitting to the occasion. After, the service the funeral cortege proceeded to the Morven cemetery, where the remains were laid to slumber until the resurrection of the Just, the following acting as pall-bearers; Messrs. John Creighton, G.A. Wartman, Geo. Loyst, D. Robinson, J. Cuppage and A. Tompkins.

The following remain and mourn the departure of a loving wife and tender and devoted mother: Frank and Mary T. Keller, Margaret and Edith Forester, Mrs. Irene Stevenson, and Mrs. Allison. Those loved ones will ever twine their united sympathy with cords of tender affection around a bereaved husband and father.

      

Jan 6 1928

Napanee Beaver

Forneri,

Agnes Florien

 

NURSING SISTER’S BURIAL – The late Miss Forneri of Kingston Given Full Honors – Particulars have come to hand of the funeral obsequies of the late Nursing Sister Agnes Florien Forneri, who died in the Canadian Hospital, Bramshott, on the 24th April.  Miss Forneri was buried with military honors, every battalion in the camp being represented.  The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and was borne on a gun carriage, her hat resting on the top among the flowers.  The six officers who were pallbearers, and the senior chaplain, Major Hepburn, followed.  Then came the matron of the hospital and the nurses and a large number of patients, her own and others, some of whom could hardly walk, and who carried several lovely wreaths and other floral tributes, among which was an enlarged maple leaf composed of white and yellow flowers, given by “her boys” as a token of affection and esteem.  The service (Anglican) was conducted by the senior chaplain, the first part in the hospital and the remainder beside the open grave in the nearby churchyard of Bramshott church, a beautiful burying ground, which look more like a garden than a cemetery.  There was a large firing party, and at the end, “The Last Post” was sounded.  All was most beautiful and impressive, the band contributing its exquisite strains to the pathetic and solemn effect, and then the burial.  The spot in which Miss Forneri lies, with another devoted sister, is in a special part of the cemetery which has been set aside for Canadian soldiers.  These nursing sisters rest beside the men they served and for whom they gave their best.  And it is most fitting that our dear Canadian sisters should be buried like soldiers and in a soldier’s grave, for they are indeed as brave and true as any soldier and “faithful unto death.”

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Forneri,

Catharine

(nee McDermot)

 

Obituary - Catharine Forneri

We are called upon to chronicle, this week, an exceedingly sad death, one that has brought mourning not to one household only, but to a whole parish, yea, and far beyond its limits. Catharine Forneri, wife of the rector of Adolphustown, was on Wednesday last, after a few days suffering from congestion of the lungs, called to that rest which remaineth for the people of God in paradise, where she awaits in joyful anticipation, the coming of that time, the first resurrection, when the dead in Christ shall arise, and with their risen and glorified bodies be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Of her how truly it may be said, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, for they rest from their labor,. The deceased was one of those modest, retiring persons, not easily known, but when known beloved. She was cut off in her prime, having been born forty-four years ago in Port Hope, the eldest child of Mr. McDermot, of that town, both parents being now dead. She leaves a sister, wife of Rev. C.E. Sills of South Mountain, and a brother, Mr. Geo N. McDermot, beside those of her own household, a sorrowing husband and five children. From childhood she has not only lived a most exemplary christian life, but has taken an active interest in church work, as Sunday School teacher, organist, etc. She will be much missed from the organ in St. Alban's church. The funeral took place on Friday last from the rectory to St. Alban's U.E.L. Church and thence to the vault. The service was conducted by Rev. Rural Dean Baker and Rev. Rural Dean Loucks. Notwithstanding that the roads were almost impassable, the church was filled to overflowing.

 

Mrs. Forneri, wife of the Rev. Mr. Forneri of Adolphustown, died on Wednesday 19th inst. Deceased will be remembered to many of our citizens as Miss McDermott, sister of George McDermott.

      

1896

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

 

Feb 28 1896

The Chronicle (Whitby)

Forneri,

Constance

 

Kingston, Ontario, Oct. 30 – The Rev. Canon R. S.  Forneri, an aged retired Anglican clergyman of Kingston has been greatly bereaved.  Last year his son, Lieut A.D. Forneri, was killed inaction.  Last May his eldest daughter, a nursing sister with the Canadian Forces, died overseas, and this morning his daughter, Miss Constance Forneri passed away after a short illness of pneumonia.  His only surviving daughter, Mrs. D. Sobinson, is seriously ill in the General Hospital and the latter’s husband a returned officer is also very ill.

   

 (Ca 1919-20)

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Forshoe,

Mrs.

FORSHOE, Mrs., died at Fredericksburgh recently.

Apr 17 1837

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Forward,

Anette Jane

 

FORWARD - At Bath, on Friday, September 9th, 1921, Anette Jane Forward, aged 6 years.

 

Sept 13 1921

Napanee

Express

Forward,

Elizabeth

(nee Thorp)

 

Died - At Kelvin Grove, on the 29th August, 1874, Elizabeth Thorp, relict of the late A.P. Forward, Esq., and mother of H.T. Forward, Esq., of Napanee, aged 82 years, and a resident of Lennox and Addington 60 years.

    

Sept 4 1874

Daily News

Kingston

Forward

Emma Francis

FORWARD – AT Bath, on Nov 9th, Emma Francis Forward,  aged forty-five years.

1920

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Forward,

Mrs.

 

Same day [on Monday last] at Bath, Mrs. Forward, wife of Dr. Forward.

  

Sept 27 1828

Kingston

Chronicle

Foshay,

Lena

 

FOSHAY – At  Chisholm, July 11 1905, Lena Foshay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Foshay, aged 17 years and 13 days.

  

1905

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Foster,

James

 

JAMES FOSTER -  When an aged Christian passes away, who has been for sixty-six years a member of the Methodist Church, and who during all that time has worn “the white flower of a blameless life,”  it is fitting that a brief record of his history should be given.  the late James Foster was one of Toronto’s oldest and best known citizens.  He was widely esteemed for his honorable and upright life, his sterling integrity of character and stainless name.  He was one of the oldest members of the Methodist denomination in the city, and one of the  very few who had taken the GUARDIAN for a period of fifty-five years.  The deceased was born in 1803, near that fine old sea-port of Ireland, Sligo, where his friends were for many years connected with the shipping trade.  His father dying before he could remember, he was brought up by his grandfather - a man of high moral character, much common sense, and considerable ability as a writer.  When about sixteen years of age, casually going with some boys to a Methodist service, he was converted.  To the great grief of his friends, who were very strict adherents of the English Church, and who regarded  Methodism as quite beyond the pale of the true Church, he, though so young, and notwithstanding all their efforts to induce him to change his mind, and knowing full well that it would be to his worldly disadvantage, was loyal and true to his convictions, and soon after joined the Methodist Church, and remained till his death (for 66 years) a consistent and faithful member of the same.  With his warm and ardent Irish temperament, he threw himself, heart and soul, into church work.  He was sent miles and miles into the surrounding districts to hold prayer-meetings, lead classes, and (as he had a beautiful voice) to sing at Methodist services.  He here learned to speak and read the Irish language, that he might go to the Sligo jails, on Sunday afternoons, and read the bible to the prisoners with the magic spell which the very sound of their own tongue exerted upon them.  This Irish Bible, so loved by him for its early associations - yellow, old and coverless - after all the vicissitudes of over half a century, is in possession of his family, and much prized by them.  With every religious awakening comes also an intellectual quickening.  The young Irish convert organized a literary society for mutual improvement.  Several of its members afterward attained eminence.  Among them, William Graham Campbell, the celebrated Irish missionary, and John Bensen, afterwards knighted by the Queen for his designs for the Industrial Crystal Palace, Dublin.  In his diary are many allusions to Gideon Ouseley, the Irish evangelist - to his appearance, his manner of working among the people, and what Ouseley said to him.  As a boy, beginning to work for Christ, on one occasion Mr. Foster, with other young men of the church, went with Ouseley to sing - to the very door of one of the beautiful old abbeys of Sligo, when the congregation was coming out from mass.  Ouseley, getting up on a chair, poured forth, with all the magic spell of their own language, in such burning eloquence as compelled them to stop and listen.  The priest, coming out, ordered them to move on.  Seeing their reluctance he disappeared and returned in a few moments with a long whip, which he cracked over their shoulders, right and left, among the crowd till he dispersed them.  But Ouseley kept his place, and, in the very face  of the priest, told them not to be afraid of the man, but of God only.  On his grandfather’s death, Mr. Foster decided to seek his fortune in the New World.  After spending some time in Quebec and Montreal, he decided to settle in Toronto (then “Little York”) in the year 1832.  He at once connected himself with the Church of his choice, and here as in the old land his sole aim has been to do all he could to help his Master’s work, and whether as Sabbath-school teacher, superintendent, class-leader, Conference delegate, or in any other capacity working for the Church, was always loyal and true to what he considered its best interests.    In those troublous days, when Church and State were being gradually separated, he took a most active part in all the semi-religious, political warfare of the time, and wielding a most vigorous pen, contributed a series of articles - said at the time of their publishing to be most powerfully written - in opposition to the late Bishop Strachan, on the “Clergy Reserve Question.”  He took an active interest in public affairs, and numbered among his warmest friends the late Hon. Robert Baldwin, Dr. Rolph, and Sir Francis Hincks.  He was for many years a director of the Upper Canada Bible Society, and of the House of Industry.  He was a member of the York Pioneers and of the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society, and held the oldest commission as a Justice of the Peace in the Province of Ontario.   Personally, he was genuine and true as a friend;  most tender-hearted and exceedingly fond of his own home and family, but hospitable to a degree;  unselfish and retiring in his disposition, but, withal, of great force of character;  independent and high-minded, formed his own opinions and then held them firm when once his mind was made up as to what he considered the right course to be pursued.   His old age was hale and hearty, for his life had been strictly temperate.  He was till within a few weeks of his death invariably in his place in church.  His diary records that for thirty years he never missed a single serve.  During his last brief illness he sank into a state of unconsciousness, which prevented the utterance of any last words expressive of his faith and trust in the unfailing promises.  Nor was there need.  His life record was the noblest testimony to his Christian character, his unswerving integrity, his steadfast piety.  He rests from his labors and his works do follow him.  He died January 22nd, 1887, aged eighty-four years.  Devout men carried him to his burial, and mourned their loss which is his infinite and eternal gain.

 

March 9 1887

The Christian Guardian

Foster,

Mary Gertrude

(nee Magee)

 

Foster, Mary Gertrude - Suddenly at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, April 29, 1977, Mary Gertrude Magee, beloved wife of Excell Foster, eldest daughter of the late Andrew and Ida Magee, Adolphustown; dear mother of Mrs. Robert Rupert (Jean), Niagara Falls, Ontario; dear grandmother of Robert and Barbara, predeceased by three brothers, George, Harold and Keith and a sister Edith. Mrs. Foster is resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee for Funeral Service on Monday May 2 at 1:30 p.m. Reverend G.W. Case officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

 

Mary G. Foster

Mary Gertrude Foster, 84, of the Lenadco Home for the aged, who died recently in the Kingston General Hospital, was buried in Riverview Cemetery.

Mrs. Foster was born at the Pine's Adolphustown, daughter of the late Ida Love and Andrew Magee. Prior to moving to the Lenadco Home for the aged she resided at 162 Alma Avenue, Napanee.

She attended Adolphustown United Church and Grace United Church.

She was active in the former Women's Mission Society and a member of the Horticulture Society.

Surviving are her husband, Farncies Ercell; a daughter Mrs. R.L. (Jean) Rupert and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Arnold Rogers, Wilfred Smith, Herb Punchard, Beverley Richmond, Ralph Munby and Charles Henricks.

    

1977

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Foster,

Sarah Ann

   *see Lund, Sarah Ann

Fountain,

Joseph

 

Yesterday the body of a man was found floating at the side of Mr. Counter’s Wharf in this town, which proved to be that of Joseph Fountain, a journeyman Saddler, who has been missing since the evening of the 25th December last.  He was of intemperate habits, and it was given in evidence before the Coroner’s Inquest, that he was seen very much intoxicated on Christmas between the hours of 7 and 8 o’clock at night.  The Jury returned a verdict of Found Drowned.  Deceased was a native of England, and has left a wife and two children, who are residing on the Isle of Tanti.

 

Kingston

Chronicle &

Gazette

Apr 20 1836

Fowler,

George Helena

(nee Herring)

 

MRS. FOWLER – was George Helena Herring, youngest daughter of the late George Herring and was united to Mr. Lawrence Fowler four years ago in  October, when as a bride she left for her new home amidst all the joy and happiness of such partings.  The remains were brought to Napanee on Monday evening and at 2 o’clock next day the funeral service was held in St. Mary Magdalene church, the beautiful edifice being filled by friends desirous of paying a last tribute to one beloved by all.  Deceased died very suddenly after giving birth to a child.  Her bereaved mother was  at her bedside, but neither she, the physician, or her husband, had the slightest hint that any serious complication had set in, and she passed away within an hour.  Mrs. Fowler was one of our most popular young ladies while a resident of Napanee, and was possessed of a singularly sweet and bright disposition, which endeared her to all.  Besides her afflicted husband and mother, she leaves two daughters, the oldest scarcely two years, and three sisters, Mrs. Dr. Ward, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, and Miss Nellie Herring, and a half sister, Miss Freda Holmes, also, a brother, Mr. Jack Herring, and half brother, Alfred Holmes.  The remains were brought to Napanee on Monday evening.  Mrs. Holmes, Mr. Fowler and his brother-in-law, Mr. E. Dimmeck, accompanying them in her new home, the brightness of her disposition and unselfish nature made it an ideal one, and she was beloved by all who came under her gentle influence.  The handsome casket was ladened with beautiful wreaths and flowers from friends far and near.  The remains were laid in the family plot in the Eastern cemetery.  Capt. And Mrs. Holmes and family have the sympathy of their many friends.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fralick,

Edith

(nee Botting)

 

MRS. H. E. FRALICK

Mrs. Harry E. Fralick, a former resident of Napanee passed away recently in Los Angeles  Cal. 

The former Edith Botting, Mrs. Fralick was born in Napanee and left about 35 years ago to live with her family in Calgary, later continuing to California.

Among the survivors, are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Detlor, Los Angeles and Mrs. R. P. Harris, Calgary. A brother, Clark T. Botting lives in Philadelphia and a niece, Mrs. Harold Haight resides in Conway.

 

Newspaper

Clipping

Fralick,

Francis

FRALICK - At Roblin, on Sunday July 12th, 1936, Francis Fralick in her 69th year.

July 15 1936

Napanee Beaver

Fralick,

James W.

 

In Memoriam - The Late James Fralick

Napanee Express

On Saturday the citizens of Napanee received another shock when informed of the sudden death of James W. Fralick. He had not been in good health during the summer; and has on several occasions complained of feeling unwell. Some two weeks ago he purchased some cattle from a man in Camden and went last Tuesday to bring them home. On his return he was caught in the heavy rain which fell on that day, from the effects of which he took cold. He recovered and was around again with his usual energy. On Saturday last he was engaged in drawing in wheat and a shower coming up work ceased and Mr. Fralick again complained of not feeling well and said he would go to the house and lie down for a while. He went upstairs unnoticed by Mrs. Fralick, who was working at the front of the house. He entered one of the rooms and closing the door threw himself on the bed, and expired in a few minutes. Mack, who was in town delivering milk, upon his return home made enquiries for his father, and learned from the men that he had gone to the house to lie down. Mack went upstairs and found one of the doors fastened, caused by the fastener falling when the door was pushed to. He forced the door open and found his father lying dead on the bed. Without saying a word he left the room, closed the door and came down stairs and went and brought in some of the neighbors before breaking the sad news to his mother. It was a severe shock to her and she became prostrate with grief. A physician was immediately summoned, and after examination said that deceased had been dead about an hour and a half before being found. Mr. Fralick was born at Morven, in the township of Ernesttown, on May 3rd, 1832, being a son of the late Peter S. Fralick. He was the eldest of a family of nine children, four boys and five girls, among whom are H.V. Fralick of Fralick & Crouch, and E.M. Fralick, of this town. He was married to Miss Elida Huffman, daughter of Mr. Mac Huffman, near Bath. They lived at the old homestead for some time and then moved to Switzerville, where they resided for four years. Mr. Fralick then purchased the place on the Kingston road, where he moved to, and where he resided up to the time of his death. There was a family of eight children, five of whom are living. Mr. Fralick was well and favorably known throughout the entire county, and was held in the highest respect. His funeral, which took place on Monday last, was a very large one, the procession being a mile in length. The remains were interred at Morven.

      

Aug 19 1890

Daily British Whig

Fralick,

Jane

   *  see Forester, Jane (nee Fralick)

Fralick,

Maria

   * see Huffman, Maria (nee Fralick)

Fraser,

Caroline

   * see Hamm, Caroline

Fraser,

Emma Gertrude

(nee Noxon)

 

MRS. G.E. FRASER – Death came with unexpected suddenness to the home of Mr. I. Frith Fraser on Wednesday morning when his mother, Mrs. G. E. Fraser passed away in her 74th year.  Mrs. Fraser had not been well for some time and during recent weeks her condition had become somewhat serious.  The day previous to her death she was able to sit up, but on Wednesday morning death came due to heart failure.  Mrs. Fraser’s name was Emma Gertrude Noxon. Her early home was in the Fish Lake neighborhood of the Township of Sophiasburg, where her father resided for many years.  She was the youngest daughter of Isaac D. Noxon and Janet Demorest, both of whom belonged to old and well known Prince Edward County families.  Mrs. Fraser’s parents moved to New York State several years ago and both are now deceased.  Her father was a man of more than usual ability, and was a frequent contributor to the local press on matters of public interest.  Her mother died only a few years ago at the advanced age of one hundred years.  One brother, Mr. George Noxon of Florida survives.  Three brothers, Isaac J. Noxon, Davis Noxon and Grant Noxon, and two sisters, Mrs. Lambert and Mrs. Bradner are deceased.  Mrs. Fraser has been a resident of Picton for many years.  Her husband, the late G. E. Fraser, was the founder of the Fraser Store of Picton. Since his death the business has been managed by his son, Mr. I. Frith Fraser.  A family of four children survive.  They are:  Mrs. McGowan of Paos, New Mexico;  Walter S. Fraser of LaPorte Indiana;  George E. Fraser of Montreal, and I. Frith Fraser of Picton.  A step-daughter, Mrs. J. J. Kerr of Toronto, also survives.  Mrs. McGowan was with her mother for some weeks before her death.  The deceased will be greatly missed among her friends in Picton.  She was a woman of more than usual ability and had for many years been an active worker in church and Sunday School.  During recent years she had greatly enjoyed visiting among her children at their homes, widely separated though they were, and last fall returned from an extended stay with them.  She is indeed one of those whose memory will ever be blest by all who had the privilege of knowing her.  The funeral services will be held at her late residence, Queen St. on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  Rev. Alfred Brown officiating.  Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fraser,

Charlotte

(nee Hermance)

 

CHARLOTTE FRASER - widow of the late Andrew D. Fraser of Hawley, died at Cobourg, on Monday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Kerr, in her eighty-second year. Deceased was daughter of the late Jacob Hermance, of Gosport, and sister of Messrs. Andrew and Augustus Hermance, also deceased. Mr. Fraser predeceased her eighteen years ago, and since that time deceased lived with her daughter at Cobourg. She leaves besides Mrs. Kerr, two sons, George, of Brooklyn, NY and Theodore, of Hay Bay. Mrs. Hermance was a descendant of the original UEL stock, who came from Duchess Co. NY about seventy years ago. Deceased was a faithful and loving wife and mother a life long member of the Methodist church and was highly esteemed by the older residents of Hay Bay. The remains were brought to Napanee at noon on Wednesday, and placed in the vault of the Eastern cemetery, to await interment in the family plot at Morven next spring

.

1904

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Fraser,

Mrs. Donald

(nee McKenzie)

 

The Late Mrs. Donald Fraser – Mrs. Donald Fraser died at her residence, King street, on Sunday.  Deceased had been ill for some time.  She was a daughter of the late Murdock McKenzie, St. Thomas;  was born in that city, came with her husband, manager of the Merchants’ bank, to Kingston in 1872.  She was greatly beloved by those who knew her best and generally esteemed for her many excellent virtues. 

 

Ca 1893

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fraser,

Emily L.

 

FRASER - At Ernesttown, on Thursday, June 22nd, 1933, Emily L. Fraser, wife of Marcus Fraser in her 71st year.

 

1933

Newspaper

Clipping

Fraser,

George E.

 

Death at Picton - The late George E. Fraser - A Leading Merchant

  On Monday, after an illness extending over several months, George E. Fraser, the founder and proprietor of the Manchester house, Picton, breathed his last. Although for the past half dozen years Mr. Fraser had not enjoyed robust health that fact was known to but comparatively few, and when the end came many citizens were taken by surprise.

  Mr. Fraser was a native of the township of Ernesttown, born in 1837. He was a son of Capt. Daniel Fraser, one of the earliest settlers and a staunch united empire loyalist. Capt. Fraser's grandfather was a Scottish colonel in Wolfe's army and took part in the battle of the Plains of Abraham.

Early in life deceased entered the teaching profession and taught successfully at Norwood and Frankford. In 1864 he entered upon his mercantile career at Frankford, and there achieved a gratifying success. In 1870 he transferred his business to Picton. In a couple of years he took possession of the two splendid stores which he has since occupied and in which he has done so large and ever increasing a business.

  Mr. Fraser was a complete master of his calling. He knew the details of his business from top to bottom. He was a good salesman and careful buyer. He stuck to his business and left politics, municipal affairs, and such like diversions to those who seem  to have a penchant for that sort of thing. And all the while he was a strong conservative.

  The deceased has three sisters and one brother surviving him. He was married twice; first to Julia Powell, of Powell's Mills, by whom he had two children - Reuben, who died in 1886, and Mrs. J.J. Kerr, of Napanee, who is still living. He next married Emma Gertrude Noxon of Sophiasburgh, and who survives him with three sons and one daughter. Two sons reside in Picton - Frith and George, and Walter in Chicago. The daughter, Mrs. Angus McGowan, has her home in Madison, Wisconsin.

The funeral took place on Wednesday, from his late residence to Glenwood, Rev. S.J. Shorey, officiating.

     

Nov 16 1900

Daily British Whig

Fraser,

Isaac

 

DIED - At Ernest Town on the 23d instant, after a painful illness of eight days, which he bore with Exemplary patience and Resignation, Isaac Fraser, son of Isaac Fraser Esq. of  Ernest Town in the fiftieth year of his age.

 

Oct 30 1830

Kingston Chronicle

Frazier,

Hannah

 

FRAZIER, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Abraham Frazier of Fredericksburgh, died Feb 17 1836, age 64, predeceased by some of her children; survived by her husband and family.

 

Mar 23 1836

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

French,

Bertha Kate

(nee Asselstine)

 

Bertha Kate Asselstine - Sillsville - Bertha Kate Asselstine, widow of Schuyler French, in her 73rd year, passed peacefully away at the home of her son, Eric, on May 10. During her short illness she was affectionately nursed by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Agnes E. Cummings.

  She was the second daughter of Whitney A. Asselstine and Matilda Martin, of Richmond township. Most of her life she resided north of Napanee, but for the past several years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Percy Merritt, Sillsville. She was a patient and loving wife, mother and grandmother; also a faithful member of the United church, Sunday School and Women's Association.

  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on May 13 at Morven United church, where Rev. W. Neelands, Deseronto, and John P. Robinson, Adolphustown, conducted the service. The Morven choir and Mrs. John P. Robinson expressed their sympathy in song. Funeral arrangements were made by Tierney Funeral Home.

  Pall-bearers were Harold Grooms, Harold Hough, Perry Young, Morley Creighton, Bert Windover and Roy Sharpe, of Sillsville. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery.

To mourn her passing are her children, Eric, Napanee RR 1; Mrs. Percy Merritt (Irene), Napanee RR 2; Mrs. Harvey Leeman (Luella), Belleville; Howard, Deseronto; Randall, Perth Road; Mrs. Ernest Ruttan (Betty), Bath RR 1; Raymond, Thomasburg; and Gerald, Napanee. Her son Lorne died in early life. Also mourning are four sisters, Mrs. J.F. Davidson (Lizzie), Winnipeg; Mrs. Ernest Kerr (Ephie), Selby; Ada, Nanaimo, B.C.; Anita, Whitehorse, Yukon. One brother, Willie B., and four sisters, Mrs. Perce Windover (Mae), Mrs. Fred Armstrong (Marguerite), Luella and Adelia died in past years.

   

1957

Kingston

Whig Standard

French,

Irene

   *  see Merritt, Irene (nee French)

Fretts,

Beatrice M.

(nee Sager)

 

Beatrice M. Fretts, 82, of 161 York St., died Aug. 29 at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital following a month-long illness.

She was born in North Fredericksburgh Tsp. to Franklin Sager and Emma Curle. Previously a North Fredericksburgh resident, Mrs. Fretts resided in Napanee for the past 20 years.

A housewife, Mrs. Fretts is noted for having been an avid quilt maker and knitter.

A former member of Queen of Sheba Rebekah Lodge No. 254 Napanee, Mrs. Fretts was also a member of Morven United Church and Morven UCW.

She is survived by husband Sidney, by several cousins in Michigan state and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sept. 1 from Wartman Funeral Home in Napanee to Morven United Church. Officiating clergy was Rev. William Stewart.

Pallbearers were William Denyes, Richard Nugent, Richard Hill, Carl Clark, Sydney Millen and Donald Impola. Interment followed at Morven Cemetery.

   

Sept 23 1987

Napanee Beaver

Fretts,

Christine

(nee Farley)

 

Obituary - Mrs. Christine Fretts

Word was received in Hawley Friday morning, announcing the death in Toronto, of a former well known and highly respected resident in the person of Mrs. Christine Fretts, widow of the late Orval Fretts, in her 81st year.

After a short service in Toronto, the remains were sent to Napanee on Saturday, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Nauffts and Mr. Nauffts, and were taken to the home of her son, J.C. Fretts.

Deceased was one of four children, a daughter of the late John Farley and Sarah Cheeld and was born in the village of Newburgh, where she spent her early days. After her marriage to Mr. Orval Fretts, she moved to the Hawley district, where she remained until two years ago, when she went to Toronto to resided with her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Nauffts. About a year ago she suffered a stroke and since has been confined to her bed.

Mrs. Fretts was a very active member in the United Church and took great interest in the various church societies, particularly the Sunday School. She was ever ready to lend a helping hand in doing good, which she enjoyed.

She leaves to mourn her loss one son, J.C. Fretts of Hawley; two daughters, Mrs. A.M. Nauffts of Toronto, and Mrs. Fraser Lampkin, King's Highway, also one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Fretts of Napanee, and four grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The service was conducted by Rev. Mackenzie of Hawley Church who gave a very comforting message and Mr. Wartman sang feelingly, "Some Day We'll Understand." The remains were interred beside her husband in the Morven cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Arch. Simmons, Isaac Asselstine, Arthur Galt, George Creighton, John Craven and Joseph Hawley.

Among the many beautiful floral tributes were sprays from the following of Toronto. Mrs. Dickson and Mrs. Ingram, Mrs. Christina Nauffts and daughter, Minnie, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Porter, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. MacKay, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Alcombrack, Mrs. Alfred Brown, also a wreath from Mrs. G. Dunn. Sprays were also received from Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Brummell, Mr. and Mrs. Carman Day, Mr. and Mrs. John Craven, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alcombrack; and wreaths from the Hawley Ladies Aid and Auxiliary, her sister and children.

     

May 27 1936

Napanee Beaver

Fretts,

Ebenezer

 

The Late Ebenezer Fretts

  Ebenezer Fretts, a well-known resident of the Hawley district, in South Fredericksburgh, died suddenly at the home of his son, Ralph Fretts, on Thursday, December 4th.

  Mr. Fretts, who was in his 77th year, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William R. Fretts. He was born in South Fredericksburgh, where he had lived all his life. He was a successful farmer and had retired from active work a few years ago. He was a member of Trinity United Church, Napanee.

  He was predeceased by his wife, formerly Laura Hawley, about a year ago, and leaves two sons, W.A. Fretts and Ralph G. Fretts. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Mary Lou Fretts and David Fretts and by one brother, W.G. Fretts, Napanee, and a sister, Mrs. Morley Anderson of Detroit Mich.

  His funeral was conducted at the Wartman Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, by Rev. A.F. Binnington and interment was in Riverside Cemetery.

  Pall-bearers were Messrs. Allen Parks, Clarence Parks, Wm. Ormsbee, Vernon Ackerman, Leland Wannamaker and Sam Parks.

    

Dec 10 1952

Napanee Beaver

Fretts,

George

 

FRETTS - At Hotel Dieu, Kingston, on Wednesday, March 8th, 1933, George Fretts in his 51st year.

 

1933

Newspaper

Clipping

Fretts,

George

 

PAINFUL ACCIDENT SUSTAINED BY GEORGE FRETTS – On Tuesday morning, while drawing ice for Dennison Bros., George Fretts, who lives near Fredericksburgh Station, met with a serious and painful accident.

  While drawing a load of ice cakes down the hill near the Dennison storage building, below Water St., a piece of ice slipped off the wagon and struck one of the hoses, which happened to be a colt.  The colt became frightened and started to run, with the result that more ice left the wagon and Mr. Fretts was also thrown off.  One wheel of the wagon ran over Mr. Fretts’ body.

  He was taken to the hospital at Kingston, where it was found he was badly bruised and several ribs had been broken.  His condition is reported to be very serious.

 

NAPANEE MAN SUCCUMBS TO HIS INJURIES – GEORGE FRETTS BADLY HURT WHEN TEAM OF HORSES RAN AWAY -  George Fretts of Napanee, who was seriously injured in an accident at Napanee on Tuesday, died in the Hotel Dieu Hospital shortly after eleven o’clock this morning.  Mr. Fretts had suffered four broken ribs on the left side of his body, one rib was broken on the right side and there was a rupture of the kidney.  His condition was very grave when he was brought to the hospital here where he was attended by Dr. I. G. Bogart.  Though everything possible was done to save the man’s life, he was not -------  from the shock of the injuries sustained. 

  Mr. Fretts was driving a team and wagon with a load of ice which he was taking to the ice house.  At the road where the accident occurred, there is a slight incline, and the ice began to move forward.  It is thought that it pushed Mr. Fretts from the seat, and the ice striking the horses’ heels caused them to take fright, and they started to run away.  They had gone only a short distance before they were stopped.

Evidently the wheel ran over Mr. Fretts, and he was carried into the paint shop of Mr. Maracle and Dr. Wilson was sent for.  On examination he found that four ribs on the left side were broken, one rib was broken on the right side and there was a rupture of the kidney. 

 

1933

Newspaper

Clipping

Fretts,

James

 

Mr. James Fretts - died at Brantford, on Tuesday last, 19th inst., aged about 75 years. Deceased was a life long resident of South Fredericksburgh, until about five years ago, when he went to Brantford to live with his daughter, Mrs. R. E. Lampkin. Mrs. Fretts died about eight years ago. He leaves five children, Messrs. J.O., Daniel F., and A.D. Fretts, of South Fredericksburgh; Mrs. Lampkin, of Brantford; and Mrs. D. Henderson, of Fisher Minn.; another daughter, Mrs. A.C. Asselstine, died four years ago at Fisher. Deceased was a quiet man, attending strictly to the affairs of his business and his family, and was highly esteemed as a citizen and neighbor. He was a life long member of the Methodist church, and a liberal in politics. The remains were brought to Napanee this morning and taken to Morven vault.

 

We this week have to chronicle the death of Mr. James Fretts, an old and esteemed resident, formerly of this place [Hawley], who passed away at his daughter's Mrs. R. E. Lampkins, of Brantford, October 19th. Deceased was in his 76 year and was born in this district, where he lived all his life until a few years ago when he went to live with his daughter. He was a member of the Methodist church and a consistent christian. He leaves five children to mourn a father's love, three sons and two daughters. The remains were laid to rest in the Morven cemetery.

   

Oct 22 1897

Napanee

Beaver

 

Oct 29 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Fretts,

Laura Belle

(nee Hawley)

 

The Late Mrs. E. Fretts

  Mrs. Ebenezer Fretts died suddenly at her home in North Fredericksburgh on Monday evening, March 3rd. She had just recently recovered from an illness and had been able, for the past few weeks, to look after her household duties. Shortly after finishing supper on Monday evening, she collapsed and died immediately.

  Mrs. Fretts, formerly Laura Belle Hawley, was born in Richmond Township on the Newburgh Road, near Napanee, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Hawley.

  Following her marriage, she had resided in North Fredericksburgh. She was a member of Trinity United Ch. in Napanee.

  She is survived by her husband, who at present is ill, by two sons, Bert and Ralph, and by one sister, Miss N. May Hawley, Napanee, and a brother, Albert Hawley of Winnipeg. The late Stiles Hawley was also a brother. She also leaves two grandchildren, Mary Lou and David Fretts.

  Her funeral is to be conducted at the Wartman Funeral Home by Rev. C.D. McLellan, acting for Rev. Noble Hatton, on Wednesday afternoon (today) at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery. Bearers are to be her sons, Bert and Ralph Fretts and four other relatives, Fraser, Raymond, Clayton and Sidney Fretts.

    

Mar 5 1952

Napanee Beaver

Fretts,

Lydia

 

FRETTS - At Napanee, on Tuesday, March 19th, 1912, Mrs. Lydia Fretts, aged 78 years.

    

Mar 22 1912

Napanee Beaver

Fretts,

Mary Ida

   * see Smith, Mary Ida

Fretts,

Orval

 

At South Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, March 4th, 1922, Orval Fretts.

 

Mr. Orval Fretts -

On March 4th, 1922, there passed away at Hawley, one of its most respected and well known residents, in the person of Mr. Orval Fretts.  He was born in the Township of Ernesttown, and while yet a boy moved to this neighborhood, where he spent the remainder of his life.  He was a staunch Methodist, and an ardent labourer for Christ, being Sunday School Superintendent for twenty years, and taking an active interest in all other branches of church work.  For the last ten years, however, ill health had forced him to relinquish the former activities.  Death came as a release, and an entering into the fuller life.  In 1880 he was united in marriage with Miss Christina Farley, of Newburgh.  Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Mrs. Fraser Lampkin, Hawley;  Mrs. Alfred Nauffts, Toronto, and one son, Clayton, on the homestead.  Two sisters, Mrs. Henderson, Wisconsin;  Mrs. Lampkin, Brantford,

and one brother, Mr. Andrew Fretts, Hawley, also survive him.

 

Mar 7 1922

Napanee

Express

Fretts,

Mrs. William G.

 

Mrs. W. G. Fretts Church Worker, District Native -

  The death occurred this fall, of Mrs. W. G. Fretts, a life-long resident of this district who was at one time a leader in church and community enterprises.  Mrs. Fretts was 84 years of age at the time of her death.

  She was born on March 7, 1875 at Adolphustown, the daughter of W. H. Cadman and his wife Agnes Murdoch and was 21 when she was married to William G. Fretts, in the first wedding held in Hay Bay church in 1896.

  Mrs. Fretts was honoured by the late W. S. Herrington, QC, for the active part she took in World War 1 in Red Cross work in the district.

  Later, moving to Napanee, she became a member of Trinity United church which she attended at the time of the dedication of the building.  She held a life membership in the Trinity church Missionary Society and was a member of the choir of that church for a number of years.

  Mrs. Fretts also served on the old pension board for some years.

  She and Mr. Fretts celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in the Royal York Hotel in Toronto and at the occasion marking their 60th wedding anniversary on December 21, 1956, she and Mr. Fretts received congratulatory letters from Buckingham Palace, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and the Premier of Ontario.

  She was the president of the Liberal Woman’s Association of the constituency for a number of years.

  Left to mourn her loss are her husband, W. G. Fretts, and a son, Raymond O. Fretts of Napanee.  Also remaining are two grandsons, Flight Lieutenant D. A. Fretts, of Cold lake, Alberta and Cpl. B. E. Fretts, of the RCAF photographic squadron of Ottawa.

  Two great grandchildren in Alberta and one in Ottawa also mourn her loss.  The funeral services were held in Napanee on October 1, conducted by Rev. W. K. Pace, of Trinity United Church.

 

Dec 3 1959

Post Express

Napanee

Fretts,

Wm. R.

 

WM. R. FRETTS - Of South Fredericksburgh, passed away on Friday morning, 20th April, after a brief illness of but nine days, aged eighty years and ten months. Deceased had scarcely known a day's sickness during his long life, excepting that which carried him off so summarily. Mr. Fretts was born and died on the farm on which he lived a lifetime. He was a highly respected resident of the township, kind, conscientious and a true friend, father and husband. He was a life long member of the Methodist Church, and in politics a reformer. He leaves a bereaved widow and seven children, Ebenezer, on the homestead, and W. G. on the adjoining farm. The daughters are all married and are Mrs. Geo. W. Snider, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Elias P. Smith, Township of Richmond; Mrs. John Milling, Indian Head, Alberta; Mrs. Marshall Clark, North Fredericksburgh, and Mrs. Morley Anderson, Belleville. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was attended by a large circle of friends and relatives. The remains were placed in the Eastern cemetery vault to await interment.

 

1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Fretze,

Annie Maria

(nee Brown)

 

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Bell will be sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Bell’s Mother, Mrs. Fretze, at her home, 1243 Davie street, last week, after a ten-days illness, in her 87th year.  Before her marriage in 1849, she was Annie Maria Brown, third daughter of the late Sgt. David Bucklin Brown, youngest brother of the late General Jacob Brown, who was commander-in-chief of the American army and lost his life in the early Mexican war, where he fell in Brownsville, Texas.  A fort was built in honor of his memory, just across the Rio Grande from Mexico.  “Fort Brown.”  Hit by a shell, his nephew, Surgeon Brown, urged upon him the immediate necessity of an operation, but he kept on giving orders until he died.  A book on the war of 1812 by Irving Bachelor gives a good description of his character.  His ancestors came over on the Mayflower - two brothers, one an English church clergyman, who settled in Rhode Island, a descendant of whom, John Nicholas Brown, founded Brown university, and whose only heir, John Nicholas Brown III, is known as “the richest boy in the world.”  His mother was one of the beautiful Dresser sisters, a sister of Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt.

The other brother, Lieut. Brown, who founded Mrs. Fretze’s branch of the family, settled in Massachusetts.  A number of famous Americans belong to this branch of the family, amongst them Mrs. Russell Sage.

The old ancestral home in England, “Battle Abbey,” is being used in today’s big war as a munitions factory and the effigies of old Sir Anthony Brown, and his wife are still in on chapel.

Mrs. Fretze’s mother was a daughter of the late Col. Isaac Fraser, whose wife was the youngest daughter of the late Baron Stirling, of Stirling Castle, Scotland.  Many of the  latter’s descendants live around Kingston and Napanee, Ont., notably the Aylesworths, including Sir Alan Aylesworth, former minister of justice for Canada.

The late Mrs. Fretz, made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Bell, for over 40 years almost continuously.  She died quietly, as he had lived in the firm conviction that an all-wise Providence constantly cared for those who fully trusted in Him.  Rev. E. Thomas, her pastor, conducted the services, talking on her favorite verse, “Let not your heart be troubled;” and Mrs. Whyte sang, “The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.”  She was borne to her last resting place in the family plot, Mountain View, by three generations of her descendants, Charles D. Bell, her son-in-law and his son, C. O. M. Bell, the other grandson, Mr. Ralph Bell, serving his country overseas;  W. P. Argue, and his son, Ralph Argue, her great grandson.

 

Clipping from the

Amey-Brown

Papers

Fretz,

Esther

(nee Bristoll)

 

In Fredericksburgh, on the 26th November, Esther Bristoll, wife of Lewis Fretz, Esq., aged 69 years.

    

Dec 2 1859

Weekly British Whig

Fretz,

Jane

(nee Detlor)

 

FRETZ, Mrs. Jane, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Detlor, was born in Fredericksburgh Twp. Oct 6 1806, and died in Sidney Twp., Apr 12 1855, survived by her children.

 

May 16 1855

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Fretz,

Zina E.

 

In North Fredericksburgh, on Oct. 20th, Zina E., son of L. Fretz, aged 9 years.

     

Oct 31 1888

Daily British Whig

Frickleton,

James

 

JAMES FRICKLETON -  James (known for many years as Father) Frickleton was born in Enniskillen, Ireland, was early in life converted to God, and began at once to labor in the Master’s cause.  As early as 1836, we find him engaged as parish clerk and schoolmaster in his native land.  Among his papers, most carefully preserved, there were found tickets of membership in the Primitive Methodist Church in Ireland, dating as far back as 1837.  I have not been able to learn at what date he came to Canada, but he attended Victoria College a part of 1845 shortly after he was employed by our Church to supply the place of a junior preacher, on the Newmarket Circuit for most of a year.  He spent most of his after life in teaching school and laboring as a very efficient local preacher in different parts of this country. His name in this section of the country has long been, and is still as ointment poured forth.  From the time I came to this circuit I found him ever anxious to speak of the deep things of God.  I often felt that he was evidently fast ripening for a better home.  All who visited him in his last illness feel they were nearer heaven while listening to his expressions of rapturous joy in Christ.  He said that he often prayed the God would enable him to cry, (with his last breath) “Victory! Victory!, through the blood of the Lamb;” “and, thank God,” he said, “I am enabled to do so.” He frequently requested Bro. Strachan (Rev. Richard Strachan) one of his sons-in-law, to sing such hymns as “Safe in  the arms of Jesus,”  “Take the name of Jesus with you,” and “I am going home to die no more.”  While helping to sing he was sometimes so overcome with joy that he would ask them to stop for a few moments until he could control his feeling and that he would begin again.  The testimony of all who were with him is that they never saw a more triumphant death.  He died Feb. 8th, 1886, having reached the age of seventy-five years, and having been a member of the Methodist Church at least fifty years.  I have said again and again in my own heart, “Let me die the death of the righteousness, and let my last end be like his!”  [signed]  A. Thibadeau.

 

July 28 1886

Christian Guardian

Frink,

Benjamin

 

Benjamin Frink, a well-known resident of Hay Bay, died on Friday morning, aged about sixty-five years. Deceased was ill of typhoid fever, but was thought to be recovering when a sudden attack of heart failure carried him off. He was well known throughout the county as an enterprising and successful farmer. A  wife and grown-up family survive. The funeral occurred on Sunday.

 

Died at Fredericksburgh - There died at his residence in North Fredericksburgh, of typhoid fever, on Friday, 9th inst., Benjamin Frink, aged fifty-five years. He was a native of the township and has resided in it all his life. He was one of the well known farmers of this county, and one of the largest prize winners at the various county and township exhibitions for years past. He was a man of great strength and industry and died after a little over two weeks illness.

    

Nov 14 1900

Daily British Whig

 

Nov 15 1900

Daily British Whig

Frink,

Sarah

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on Jan. 29th, Sarah Frink, aged 86 years.

    

Feb 13 1889

Daily British Whig

Frink,

Zelpah

 

The Late Mrs. Zelpah Frink

At the age of 83 years, and nine months, Mrs. Zelpah Frink died at her home in South Napanee, Wednesday, September 12th. Mrs. Frink had been ill for four months, following a stroke of paralysis, and her death was not unexpected.

Mrs. Frink was the widow of the late B.H. Frink, who predeceased her about 34 years ago. All of her life had been spent in the township of North Fredericksburgh. About 15 years ago, she came to South Napanee to live, after having spent a few years with her son, Mr. Roy Frink, on the farm near Hawley.

She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Archie Howie, Deseronto; Mr. Wilson Frink, Napanee, Mrs. Damon Perry, Hay Bay; Mrs. John Doyle Richmond; Mrs. Robert Blackadder, Toronto; Mrs. John Smith, Oshawa, and Roy Frink, Hawley. Two other children died some years ago.

The funeral was conducted at her late home on Friday by Rev. J.E. Beckel and interment followed at Sand Hill Cemetery.

       

Sept 19 1934

Napanee Beaver

Fuller,

Marjory Honour

   *  see Allport, Marjory Honour

Funnell,

Frances G.

   *  see Clute, Frances G.

Furnival,

Samuel

 

Melancholy Accident - On Saturday, the 3d inst., Samuel Furnival, the only surviving child of Mr. D. Furnival of Belleville, having, unnoticed by his parents, strayed to the bank of the river Moira, fell into the water and was drowned.  Though the child was discovered and taken out of the river in a few minutes afterwards, all attempts to restore him to life proved unavailing.

 

Kingston

Chronicle

June 9 1820

Furze,

Ann

 

Died, in Kingston, on June 11th, in the 57th year of her age, Ann, wife of John Furze, of South Fredericksburgh. Deceased had been a great sufferer for several months from bone disease, which necessitated an amputation, from the effects of which she never rallied. Her sufferings were borne with Christian fortitude and submission.

    

July 2 1885

Weekly British Whig

 

 

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