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Name

Information

Date / Source

Gahan,

P.

 

MAN FOUND DYING - BY THE G. T. R. TRACKS NEAR COLLINS’ BAY -

He Died Shortly After Being Found - His Name is P. Gahan, But His Home is Not Known.

Daily Whig, April 19th -  With his skull fractured in several places, his right hand mangled, and his face badly bruised, the body of a man named P. Gahan, is at Corbett’s undertaking morgue, waiting to be claimed.  The body was found at six o’clock, this morning, about three miles west of Collins Bay by the conductor of an east-bound freight train, lying beside the track.  He was still breathing, but unconscious.  He was carefully lifted to the caboose of the freight and brought to the outer station, where Corbett’s ambulance removed the remains to the morgue.  He died before reaching the station.  The only way he could be identified was by two empty pay envelopes which he had in his pocket. One was for an amount of $2.60 and had the number 180 in green print across the top.  The other envelope was for $4.60 and had the number 211 in the same color of ink.  There is reason to believe that he belongs to Montreal, as the name of the tailor who made the coat was W. W. Harrington, Montreal.  He had two pairs of trousers on when found, as well as a pair of overalls.  He wore gaiter boots and this points to the fact that he might have been a brakeman, as they are required to wear gaiters.  He wore a grey flannel shirt and red tie, with the name of a firm in Buffalo on the inside.  H had a corduroy vest which had red dots in it.  He had a dark peaked cap on with a woollen lining.  He was a man of about forty-five years of age, about six feet tall and would weigh about 175 pounds.  He was light complexioned, hair slightly turned and wore a black moustache.  His skull was fractured in several places at the back of his head, while over his right eye is a bad gash.  His upper teeth chewed away part of his lower lip and his face is badly bruised. The fingers of his right hand were chewed off.  The man is evidently a Roman Catholic by the symbols he carried around his neck, fastened to a string.  Coroner Dr. A. E. Ross was summoned, but unless further particulars are forthcoming an inquest will not be held.  The supposition that he may be a railroad man is upset by the fact that the Grand Trunk does not pay with envelopes, which are not stamped by the name of the company.  When found his hands were covered with grease and oil, as though he might have been a fireman or brakeman.

   

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Apr  20 1911

Galbraith,

Earle B.

 

Pte Earle B. Galbraith.

Numbered among those young soldiers from Lennox and Addington who recently paid the gold of life for Canada’s safety was Pte. Earle B. Galbraith, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galbraith, Varty Lake.  Earle was wounded in the right shoulder by gun-shot on October 30th 1917 and died of wounds three days later, in the forty-fourth Clearing Station, France.

Earle, or “Gal” was widely known throughout this County and in Kingston where he attended Queen’s University for four years.  Born on the Galbraith farm which borders Varty Lake, he received his early education at Colebrook Public School, attended later, for five years, the high School at Newburgh, and the Napanee Collegiate for one year.  From the latter institution he passed in 1912 with his Normal Entrance and matriculation Certificates.  In the fall of 1913, he joined the Arts ’17 Class at Queen’s University and attended College till the early spring of 1917, when he enlisted in the Ammunition column then recruiting at Kingston.  On reaching England two months later he was transferred to the Infantry branch of war service and first plunged into Europe’s blood-deluge towards the end of last July.

Those people who knew Earle intimately, know that he was in every way, cast in Canadian manhood’s finest mould, that this sacrificing of his own promising future for the good of Canada is only one generous detail in the whole living of his generous life.  Though always carefree and void of sterness there was no snivelling in his make-up - he smiled home in his letters out of the War - crucible of death, always with the true soldiers “Cheer-O”

His parents, his sister Violet, and brother Percy at home, his sister, Mrs. Davidson, at Wilkie, Sask., and his brother Howard, of Napanee have the deep sympathy of every friend.

     

1917

Scrapbook

Clipping

Galey,

Carrie

 

Died - Galey - In Toronto, on Wednesday, March 13, Miss Carrie Blanche Galey, of Belleville, formerly of North Fredericksburgh, aged 17 years and 6 months.

       

Mar 20 1901

Napanee Star

Gallagher,

Earl Wilkinson

 

Earl Wilkinson Gallagher

Earl W. Gallagher, a well known resident of Dorland for the past number of years, passed away suddenly at his home in Dorland, on Wednesday morning, July 3, 1957. Mr. Gallagher was a well known rural mail carrier between Dorland and Napanee at the time of his passing. He was in his 53rd year.

Surviving him is his wife, Emma, and his mother, Mrs. William Gallagher, wife of the late William Gallagher; a daughter, Mrs. Ambrose Donahue (Louise) of Whippany, N.J., and one step-son, Charles Shriner, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. John Losee (Dorothy), of Dorland; Mrs. Carl Richards (Nellie) of Detroit, Mich., Claude, of Detroit, and Kenneth, of Port Hope.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon July 5, at 3:30 o'clock, at the United Church, Dorland, with Rev. John Robinson officiating, and interment was at the U.E.L. Cemetery. Pall bearers were Jack Prout, Gordon Mack, Fred Wilson, Perry Rombough, Norman Brooks, and R.J. McIlwaine. The flower bearers were Gregory Prout, Herbert Bartlett, Robert Rombough and Jack Prout, Jr.

    

1957

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Gallagher,

Edith Ann

(nee Amey)

 

GALLAGHER - At Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday October 10, 1950, Edith Ann Gallagher, beloved wife of Frank Gallagher in her 60th  year. Resting at her late residence, South Fredericksburgh, for funeral on Thursday, October 12th  at UEL United Church at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Gordon K. Stewart officiating. Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.


MRS. FRANK GALLAGHER - In ill health for the past month, the death took place in Kingston General Hospital of Mrs. Frank Gallagher, in her 59th  year. The deceased before her marriage many years ago, was Edith Ann Amey, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Amey. She was a native of Ernesttown and was a member of the United Empire Loyalist United Church. She was a resident of South Fredericksburgh. Mrs. Gallagher was well known in Napanee, and was held in very high respect by a wide circle of friends. Besides her husband, Frank Gallagher, the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. C. H. Amey; one son, James Gallagher; one daughter, Eileen (Mrs. Perry Rombough), and by one brother, Harry Amey. The funeral service was held in the UEL United Church, Adolphustown, on Friday afternoon, and was largely attended. There were many floral tributes. The service was conducted by her minister, Rev. Kenneth Crawford. The funeral procession came to Riverview Cemetery in Napanee, where the interment was made. Pall bearers were Mssrs. J. W. Duffett, L. Magee, W. J. McCrudden, J. N. Rousseau, Ross Humphrey and Harold Grooms.

    

1950

From Mrs. Walter Paul's scrapbook

Gallagher,

Edward

 

Gallagher - At Dorland, on Thursday, Jan. 16th, 1913, Edward Gallagher, aged 68 years. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.

     

Jan 17 1913

Napanee Beaver

Gallagher,

Ellen

(nee McKeever)

 

GALLAGHER - At Parma, on Wednesday, March 27th , 1912, Ellen McKeever, beloved wife of James Gallagher, aged 62 years, 4 months and 9 days. The funeral will take place from her late residence, this Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Service at the house, thence to the vault of Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

 

Gallagher - At South Fredericksburgh on Wednesday, March 27th, 1912, Mrs. James Gallagher, aged 61 years, 4 months, 9 days.

 

Apr 26 1912

Napanee Beaver

 

Mar 29 1912

Napanee Express

Gallagher,

Frank

 

LIVED ALONE - FRANK GALLAGHER DIES IN FIRE - A well-known South Fredericksburgh township man, Frank Gallagher, 81, died in a fire which destroyed his 10-room frame house Saturday evening.  Firemen were called to the scene, from Bath, about 7.15 o’clock.  An inquest may be held.  Mr. Gallagher had lived in the house, on the Hamburg Rd., between Sillsville and Dorland, for 65 years.  His son, James, lives about a quarter-mile away.  The home was part of Mr. Gallagher’s farm, which he sold to Victor Brooks, retaining the privilege of remaining in the house during his lifetime.  Mr. Gallagher’s wife, the former Edith Anne Amey, predeceased him, and he lived alone.  He leaves his son and a daughter, Mrs. Perry Rombough (Eileen), of Kingston.  Mr. Rombough’s mother died Monday night in hospital in Napanee.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Wartman Funeral Home with interment at Riverview Cemetery here.  Robert Pierce, student minister of the Dorland United Church, officiated.

    

Feb 1967

From the

Duffett

Scrapbooks

Gallagher,

Mrs. George (John?)

(nee McKeever)

 

Napanee, May 22 - The remains of the late Mrs. George Gallagher, who died at Butte, Montana, on May 15th, arrived yesterday and were taken to Adolphustown, her former home, for interment.

   

Died in Montana - On Monday last the remains of the late Mrs. John Gallagher, formerly of Adolphustown, but for years past a resident of Butte, Montana, passed through Napanee for Adolphustown to be interred in St. Alban's church yard there. She was a Miss McKeever, a native of Adolphustown, but moved west with her husband about eighteen years ago. She died of paralysis, and was about 40 years old at the time of her death. She visited old friends and associations at Adolphustown last summer, and was then in her usual health, we believe.

      

May 22 1900

Daily British Whig

 

May 23 1900

Napanee Star

Gallagher,

James Gerald

 

Gallagher, James Gerald - At Kingston General Hospital on Monday, June 9, 1980, James G. Gallagher, RR # 2 Napanee, in his 54th year, beloved husband of Helen McIlwain, dear father of Flo Poffley, Kingston; Mrs. Robert Whitfield (Jeanette), Sandhurst; Mrs. David Allan (Gloria), Kingston; Robert, CFB, Calgary; Douglas and David at home, loving grandfather of Mark Poffley, Susan and Steven Whitfield, brother of the late Eileen Rombough. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for Service in the funeral Home on Wednesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. Revered Robert Hales officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery. Friends will be received Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

    

1980

Newspaper

Clipping

Gallagher,

Lillian E.

   *  see Hegadorn, Lillian E. (nee Gallagher)

Gallagher,

Lillian Maud

   *see Loyst, Lillian Maud

Gallagher,

Sanford

 

Gallagher, Sanford - At McDonald Nursing Home, 126 Dundas Street West, Napanee, on Sunday, February 26, 1961, Sanford Gallagher, formerly of Dorland, husband of the late Celia Gallagher, in his 91st year. Resting at Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service at Dorland United Church, on Wednesday, March 1, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor John Staples officiating. Interment Dorland.

       

1961

Allison

Scrapbooks

Galt,

Almira Maria

(nee Smith)

 

MRS. R.J. GALT

An old and highly respected resident of the community passed away on Monday evening, October 1st 1934, in the person of Mrs. Almira Maria Galt, widow of the late Robert J. Galt, at the advanced age of 81 years, one month and ten days.

Deceased who had not been in good health for the last few years had been confined to her bed for the past nine weeks.  She was the youngest daughter and the last surviving member of the late Hiram S. Smith and Elizabeth Salisbury, who were both of U.E.L. parentage.  Their fathers crossed in an open boat from Oswego to Kingston and made homes for themselves in this locality.  Mrs. Galt’s maternal ancestors settled on the homestead where she has resided for many years and from whence her funeral was conducted.

Mrs. Galt was of a very bright and lovable disposition, with a keen intellect, which she retained to the very last.  An affectionate mother and good neighbour, she took a deep interest in her home, her church and the community.  She was a former member of the McDowell memorial Presbyterian Church, later uniting with the Hawley United Church.  A member and former president of the Ladies Aid Society she was also a member of the W.M.S. and the Maple Leaf Women’s Institute.

The funeral service, which was largely attended, took place from her late residence on Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  The Reverent W.S. Smart officiated and took for his text the second verse of the 14th chapter of the gospel according to St. John “In my Father’s House are many mansions.”  Mrs. G. Huyck sang a solo “He Always Knows.” Six grandsons of the deceased James, Gerald and Everett Galt, Kenneth Miller, Maurice Galt of the Royal Bank staff Warkworth, and R.J. Miller, Peterborough acted as bearers.  Internment was made in the family plot at the McDowell Memorial Church Sandhurst.

Floral tributes, besides those from the family and relatives included sheaves from the Ladies Aid Society and W.M.S. of Hawley United Church, from the Maple Leaf Institute and a spray from Peterborough Chapter No. 161 O.E.S.

She is survived by four children (Florence) Mrs. F. Miller, of Peterborough, Finlay B. with whom she resided, Robert J. of Bath and Arthur E. of Hawley; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Her husband predeceased her many years ago.

 

The Late Mrs. R.J. Galt

The death occurred at her home in South Fredericksburgh near Hawley on Monday, October 1st, of Mrs. Galt, the widow of the late R.J. Galt. Mrs. Galt, who was in her 82nd year, had been in declining health for some time and for the past two months had been confined to her bed.

She was the daughter of the late Hiram S. Smith and Elizabeth Salisbury, and was born in South Fredericksburgh, near Sillsville, on August 21st, 1853. Many years ago she married Robert J. Galt, who predeceased her forty years ago. Until a few years ago, Mrs. Galt lived with her family at Sillsville, but for the past 34 years had resided at Hawley, with her son, Finlay B. Galt.

Mrs. Galt is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Miller, of Peterboro and three sons, Finlay B., R.J. and Arthur, all of South Fredericksburgh. Her three brothers and three sisters all predeceased her.

The funeral is being held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her late residence, and will be conducted by Rev. W.S. Smart, of the United Church.

The pall-bearers are to be six grandsons of Mrs. Galt; Morris Galt, Everett Galt, R.J. Miller, Kenneth Miller, James and Gerald Galt.

Interment will follow the service at Sandhurst Cemetery.

    

 

Oct 10 1934

Napanee Beaver

Galt,

Caroline Elizabeth

 

At South Fredericksburgh, on 21st Feb., Caroline Elizabeth, wife of Finlay Galt, aged 28 years.

    

Feb 27 1882

Daily British Whig

Galt,

Christena

(nee Walmsley)

At Gosport, on Monday April 1st , 1912, Christena Walmsley, beloved wife of H. H. Galt, aged 50 years, 10 months and 26 days.

Apr 1 1912

Napanee Beaver

Galt,

Elizabeth Melissa

(nee Hough)

 

OBITUARY - ELIZABETH MELISSA HOUGH - Beloved wife of J.D. Galt, died at her late residence, Macdonald, on July 1st , at the age of 67 years and 2 months. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at the church, and was attended by a very large number of relatives and friends. The services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Down, of the Bay Circuit. The deceased leaves behind a sorrowing husband and three children, Mrs. John Sherman, Hay Bay; H. H. Galt, Hayburn, and John Galt, on the homestead at Macdonald; also one sister, Mrs. David Young, Sillsville, and a brother, J. W. Hough, Toronto. The deceased joined the Methodist church at the early age of seventeen, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Bull and has since remained a consistent member of that church. She selected, a few days before her death, six of her cousins, all of the same name, as pallbearers, namely, John, Charlie, Duncan, W. B, M. L. and Henry Hough.

     

1904

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Galt,

Finlay B.

 

Finlay B. Galt, Sr.

Death claimed a life-long resident of South Fredericksburgh at his home Galt’s Corners, in the person of Finlay B. Galt, Sr. on Saturday, March 23rd.  Mr. Galt had been in fairly good health and although he was eighty years old was quite active and in full possession of his faculties.  His friends and relatives were very shocked and grieved at his sudden passing to the great beyond.

Mr. Galt was a staunch Conservative in politics and took a great interest in municipal affairs.  He had been a member of the Township Council and also had been assessor of the township for a number of years.

He was twice married.  His first wife being Eliza Fitchett, his second wife being Edith Wagar.  He leaves to mourn the loss of a loving father, three children, Norman, at home, and Mrs. J.C. Fitchett of South Fredericksburgh, and Mrs. Jennie Bruce of Thomasburg; also six grandchildren.  His funeral service was conducted at his home by Rev. Sanders minister of the United Church, of which Mr. Galt was a member.  A very large number of his friends and relatives gathered at his funeral on March 25th, to pay a last tribute of respect to a valued friend.  The pall bearers were his three nephews, Finlay Galt Jr., R.J. Galt and Arthur Galt, also his three grandsons, Clarence and Edwin Fitchett and Hugh Bruce.

The floral tributes from the family were beautiful.  Interment was made at Sandhurst in the Presbyterian cemetery, beside his wives who predeceased him many years ago.

    

ca 1935

Submitted

Galt,

Florence Alberta

  * see Miller, Florence Alberta

Galt,

James D.

 

JAMES D. GALT - An old and respected resident of North Fredericksburgh, died quite suddenly on March 11th  1905. Deceased was born in the County of Antrim, near Belfast, Ireland, in the year 1836, and came to Canada when twelve years old, and settled with his father's family in the Township of South Fredericksburgh He was married in 1857 to Miss Melissa Hough, who predeceased him a few years (**NOTE- The word 'years' has been crossed out, and '8 months' written in.**) ago. In his early life he resided for a short time at Morven and then removed to North Fredericksburgh, where he spent the remainder of his life. Deceased was converted under the ministry of the late David Wilson, at Parks' Chapel, Hay Bay, and joined the Methodist church in which he was an active worker, having held the position of class leader and Sabbath School teacher, both at Hay Bay and afterwards at Bethany church, near where he spent the later years of his life. Mr. Galt was an upright and honorable citizen, highly esteemed by those who had the pleasure of his friendship and acquaintance. The church has lost a valuable member, and his family a kind and loving father. Two sons, H. H. Galt, Hayburn, and John at home, and one daughter, Mrs. John Sherman, of Hay Bay, are left to mourn their irreparable loss.

    

1905

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Galt,

Jennie

 

Galt - At South Fredericksburgh, on Feb. 19th, Jennie Galt, aged 75 years.

 

Mrs. Galt, widow of the late John B. Galt, died on Tuesday last at the residence of her son, Finley Galt, South Fredericksburgh of pneumonia, aged seventy-five years. Deceased was a resident of South Fredericksburgh for fifty years. Four children survive her, a son and daughter in Chicago, and a son and daughter on the farm. Her son Thomas came from Chicago to attend her funeral, which takes place today at one o'clock to the Sandhurst cemetery.

 

GALT - At Parma, South Fredericksburgh, on Feb. 19th 1895, Jennie, relict of the late John B. Galt, aged 75 years.

     

Feb 28 1895

Weekly British Whig

 

Feb 25 1895

British Whig

 

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Galt,

John W.

 

(Bay Circuit) Bethany community was shocked to hear of the very sudden death of Mr. John Galt. Mr. Galt was at a neighbor's last Tuesday, October 9th, assisting in the threshing of buckwheat. He had unloaded his wagon and was driving out to the field for another load, when he was noticed to slump down on his wagon. The horses were stopped, and when the other men arrived he was breathing his last. A physician was called and pronounced death due to a critical heart attack. With the exception of a short time spent in Richmond, Mr. Galt had lived all his life in North Fredericksburgh, and was a son of James D. Galt and Elizabeth Melissa Hough. He was one of a family of four. Two sisters predeceased him and one brother, Henry, lives at Bethany. Mr. Galt was a successful farmer, interested always in the upkeep and appearance of his home. He was known for his ready wit, and many a laugh was caused by his jokes. He was always interested in Bethany Church and regularly contributed to its support. The funeral service was held on Friday morning, October 12th, in Bethany Church, conducted by the minister of the church. Rev. T.H.P. Anderson, of Newburgh, and intimate friend of the deceased, preached the funeral sermon. The choir, under the leadership of Mrs. J. Clark, had charge of the singing and during the service contributed a beautiful and appropriate selection. The church was filled to capacity with a large and sympathetic audience, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was made in Bethany cemetery. The bearers were J. Hawley, W.H. Goodman, W. Miller, S. Joyce, F. Clark and J. Hicks. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, who, before her marriage, was Miss Bartley, one daughter, Mrs. Walter Herrington, Richmond; four grandchildren, and one brother Henry Galt.

 

John W. Galt Dies Quite Suddenly

Napanee Oct 11 – the residents of North Fredericksburg, particularly the Bethany district, were shocked to learn of the sudden death of John W. Galt, a very highly esteemed resident, who passed away late Tuesday afternoon in his 61st year.  As far known Mr. Galt had not complained and to all appearances was a strong robust man.

On Monday he was assisting his neighbor, Joseph Hicks, in the threshing of buckwheat and he suddenly expired.  Dr. Willoughby was immediately called but Mr. Galt was beyond all earthly assistance.

With the exception of a short time spent in Richmond, Mr. Galt had been a life-long resident of North Fredericksburg.  He was born at Hay Bay, a son of James D. Galt and Melissa Hough and nine years ago purchased the Samuel Walmsley farm at Bethany.  Through-out his lifetime he had been a most successful and hard working tiller of the  soil, was known for his ready wit and was popular with all his friends.  He was a very enthusiastic member of the Conservative party and belonged to the United Church.

Arrangements have been completed for the funeral which will take place on Friday morning to the Bethany United Church and the interment will be made in the Bethany cemetery.

An only sister died many years ago and the deceased is survived by Mrs. Galt who before her marriage was Miss Bartley, one daughter, Mrs. Walter Herrington of Richmond, and a brother Henry Galt.

    

Oct 17 1934

Napanee Beaver

 

ca 1934

Submitted

Galt,

Laura Emma

(nee File)

 

Laura Emma Galt - Funeral service was held recently at the Tierney Funeral Home for Laura Emma Galt, 84, of RR 1 Bath.

Mrs. Galt was born in North Fredericksburgh Township and was a daughter of the late Charles File. She resided at RR 1 Bath for 52 years.

Surviving is a son, Everett, of RR 1 Bath, a  daughter, Mrs. George Ellis (Marguerite) of Napanee, Pat at home, and a sister Mrs. Clara Anderson of RR 4 Napanee.

She was predeceased by a son Maurice, of Kingston, a sister Margaret File of Napanee and a brother John of Newburgh.

Pallbearers were Crawford Smith, Maurice Young, Raymond Newbury, Bill Newbury, Percy Craven and Gerald Young.

Rev. Max Putnam of Kingston, officiated. Interment was at McDowall Memorial Cemetery, Sandhurst.

  

March 1971

Kingston

Whig Standard

Galt,

Laurena Mabel

(nee Myers)

 

GALT - At her late residence, South Fredericksburgh, on Monday, June 24th, 1946, Laurena M. Myers, beloved wife of Arthur E. Galt in her 60th year.

 

Laurena Mabel Galt

After an illness of over a year, the death of Mrs. Arthur Galt occurred on June 24th, at her home in Hawley.

Mrs. Galt was the youngest daughter of the late James R. and Agnes Meyers. She was born in South Fredericksburgh, and spent all her life there.

She was a valued member of Hawley United Church, where she took an active part in the Woman's Association, choir and community work. She was also a member of the Maple Leaf Women's Institute of which she was president for a number of years.

The funeral service was held from her home on Wednesday, June 26th, with Rev. J. Robinson officiating. A solo "Face to Face" was sung by Mrs. Robinson. Burial took place in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery. The pall-bearers selected by the deceased were Messrs. Carman Day, George Creighton, J.B. Elliott, Geo. Hawley, D.A. Anderson, and John L. Smith. Left to mourn are her husband and three sons: James of Toronto, Gerald and Ronald of Hawley and five grandsons. She was predeceased by one daughter, Florence Jean who died at the age of eight years, and one son, Albert George, at the age of one and a half years. She also leaves one sister, Eva May (Mrs. S. Parks) of Hawley. One brother, Robert E. Meyers and two sisters, Blanche (Mrs. N.R. Garrison and Jenny (Mrs. Parks) predeceased her.

The many floral tributes showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

     

1946

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Galt,

Nancy

(nee Beggs)

 

Died - At Napanee, Nancy Beggs, relict of the late Robert Galt, aged 93 years.

    

July 24 1880

Daily British Whig

Galt,

Norman E.

 

GALT - At Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday July 12, 1942, Norman E. Galt.

 

MR. NORMAN GALT

On Sunday, July 12th, 1942, there entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital, Norman, only son of the late Finlay B. Galt and Edith Wagar, at the early age of 57 years. He had not been in good health for some time, but had only been seriously ill for two months. Although he was a great sufferer, he bore his suffering patiently till the end came.

He worked at the blacksmith trade at the old home, where his father and grandfather before him had blacksmithed for nearly a hundred years.

Rev. Kenneth Crawford, B.A. preached an impressive and sympathetic sermon at his funeral, which took place from his late residence, on July 14th, with interment at the Galt plot in Sandhurst cemetery. Besides his widow, Daisy Palmer, he leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, (Edna), Mrs. George Atkinson, Port Rowan, and Frances at home. Two sisters (Eliza), Mrs. John C. Fitchett of this vicinity and (Jenny) Mrs. Willard McTaggart, of Thomasburg; one grandson, small James Atkinson, and cousins, nieces and nephews, and one aunt on his mother's side, Mrs. George Richardson, Stirling.

Old friends and neighbours, by his own request, carried him to his last long rest. The bearers were Messrs. Everton Ruttan, Albert Chalmers, Edward Hanlon, Edwin Magee, Harold Hough and John Moon.

    

1942

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Galt,

Robert John

 

Died - At South Fredericksburgh, April 2nd, Robert John Galt, aged 43 years and 1 month.

 

Robert Galt, Parma, died on 2nd April, aged about thirty-five years. Deceased was married and leaves a wife and three children.

    

Apr 7 1894

British Whig

Galt,

Ruby Belle

   *see Loyst, Ruby Belle (nee Galt)

Gandier,

Joseph C.

 

Dr. Joseph Gandier Stricken in Motor Car -

Clinton, Jan. 22. -  Dr. Joseph C. Gandier, one of the best known surgeons in Western Ontario, died suddenly Saturday evening as the result of a heart attack.  He had just left his residence in his car and had driven only a few yards when he was stricken.  He was found a short time later lying on the road beside his car, having evidently endeavoured to return to his home.  A passer-by, Howard Williams, made the discovery and summoned Dr. F. G. Thompson, who found that life was extinct, and brought Dr. J. W. Shaw, coroner.

The body was removed to the undertaking parlors, where the Coroner decided that no inquest was necessary. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon to Clinton Cemetery.  Dr. Gandier, who would have been 52 years of age on February 10, practiced in Clinton for about twenty-five years.  A son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Gandier, of Colounge, Que., he graduated in arts from Queen’s and in medicine from the University of Toronto.  He came here with the late Dr. William Gunn, a noted surgeon.  Surviving are his widow and four children, Joseph, who is attending the University of Toronto, and Harriott, Robert and Helen, at home.  Lady Falconer is his sister.  His brother, Dr. Alfred Gandier, died last year. - Toronto Globe.

Dr. Gandier was a brother of Mrs. James M. Thomson and the Misses Gandier, of Napanee, and Mr. E. Gandier, Newburgh.

    

Scrapbook

Clipping

Gannon

Ann

 

Mrs. Ann Gannon, South Fredericksburgh, died Thursday aged ninety-six years. Deceased lived in South Fredericksburgh for over sixty-five years. Her husband died in 1859.

    

Oct 22 1887

Daily British Whig

Garratt,

Almira

   * see Huffman, Almira (nee Garrett)

 

Garrison,

Alena

(nee Emberly)

 

Mrs. Henry Garrison - After a lengthy illness of several years, Mrs. Alena Garrison passed quietly away at her home in South Fredericksburgh, on December 30 1959, in her 71st year. The funeral services were held from Tierney's Funeral Home to St. Alban's Anglican Church at Adolphustown, January 2, 1960. She was the youngest daughter of the late Benjamin Emberly and Elinor Smith and was born July 9, 1889, in Ernestown Township, where she lived in her childhood. Her family moved to South Fredericksburgh and resided on the farm commonly known as the Box homestead.

The late Mrs. Garrison married Henry Garrison in 1907 and lived the rest of her life on the Garrison homestead.

Mrs. Garrison is survived by one daughter, Mrs. T.G. Kirby (Elenor) of Kingston; three sons, Durward, at home; Howard, of R.R. 1 Sillsville and Harold, of R.R. 2 Napanee, also nine grandchildren and one great-grandson, Danny. She also leaves to mourn her loss one sister Mrs. Elmer Clyde, of Odessa; two brothers, George Emberly, Wilton; and Robert Emberly, Alberta.

Mrs. Garrison was predeceased by her husband on July 12, 1950, and their eldest daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Reid (Madeline), of Belleville, on December 16 1959 and one son, Guy, aged 2, in 1921. One brother, Allen Emberly, of Manitoba and a sister, Mrs. Robert Blakely, of Camden East, died some years ago.

Pall-bearers were Ward Benn, Roy Garrison, Orville Brooks, Earl Loyst, Edwin Fitchett, and Don Tulloch.

Interment was in St. Alban's Cemetery, Adolphustown with Rev. J.G. Findlater officiating.

  

Jan 1960

Stray Newspaper

Clipping

Garrison,

Elizabeth Jane

(nee Clute)

 

MRS. JONAS GARRISON

Suddenly at her home, on November 24th, Elizabeth Jane Clute entered into rest in her 78th year.

Born at Sandhurst she was the eldest daughter of the late David A. Clute and Eliza Smith and a granddaughter of U.E. Loyalist Settlers.

She was a member of the McDowall Presbyterian Church. On May 22nd, 1894, she married Jonas Garrison of Parma and she and her husband lived their entire life in this district. In her home she was not only a true wife, but a loving mother and companion to her family and for many years she was an active church worker.

One daughter, Bessie, predeceased her 21 years ago. She is survived by her husband, who is in his 84th year; three daughters, Greta, Mrs. Jas. Powell, Sillsville; Myrtle, Mrs. R.E. Butcher, Woodville; Ethel, Mrs. Geo. H. Campbell, Woodville, and a son, Ray Clute Garrison at home. Two sisters, May, Mrs. T. Choate, of Argyle; Eda, Mrs David Mowers, Sillsville; and two brothers, John Clute, Royal Oak, Mich., Stewart Clute of Deseronto; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Her funeral was conducted at her home on Thursday, November 27th, at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. H.C. Secker, of Adolphustown. Interment was in the family plot at McDowall Memorial Cemetery, Sandhurst.

 

1947

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Garrison,

Henry Guy

 

GARRISON - At South Fredericksburgh on Thursday, September 29th, 1921, Henry Guy Garrison, aged 2 years, 11 months, and 27 days.

 

ADOLPHUSTOWN - On Thursday last Guy Garrison, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garrison, died, after a brief illness, of membraneous croup.  The little lad was within a few days of his third birthday, and by his bright and happy disposition, had endeared himself to all his friends.  The sympathy of the community goes out to the family in their sad bereavement.  The funeral, which was largely attended, took place in the Church of S. Alban the Martyr, on Saturday morning, interment being made in the churchyard.

    

Oct 4 1921

Napanee

Express

 

Oct 7 1921

Napanee

Beaver

Garrison,

Howard A.

 

Howard A. Garrison, 60, RR 2 Napanee who died recently at the Lennox-Addington County General Hospital following a brief illness, was buried in Riverview Cemetery.

He was born in South Fredericksburgh Township, a son of the late Henry Garrison and his wife, the former Alena Emburly, but had been a Kingston resident for 10 years.

Mr. Garrison, a former machine operator at Fairbanks Morse Ltd., had been disabled for seven years. he attended the Anglican Church.

An avid sportsman, Mr. Garrison pitched professional ball in Kingston from 1942-48 and coached at Napanee for 10 years., beginning in 1955. He also coached peewee class hockey.

Surviving are his wife, the former Leona Loyst; two daughters, Mrs. Barry (Sandra) Valentyne, RR 2 Napanee; Elizabeth, at home; and two sons, Morley, Kingston, and Michael at home.

Pallbearers were Frank Morton, William Pickell, Gerald Magee, Holger Petersen, Charles Gray, jr., and Harry Robertson.

      

1973

Allison

Scrapbooks

Garrison,

Joshua

 

Joshua Garrison died at Monticello, Iowa, Jan. 3rd. Deceased was born in Fredericksburgh in 1815, and was a resident until he was twenty years of age, when he removed to Thurlow and afterwards to Monticello.

  

Jan 17 1895

Weekly British Whig

Garrison,

Luella

 *  see Wartman, Luella (nee Garrison)

Garrison,

Miss

   *  see Diamond, Mrs. A.N. (nee Garrison)

Garrison,

Martin L.

 

GARRISON - At S. Fredericksburgh, Jan. 16th, 189-, Martin L. Garrison, aged 63 years, 2 months and 4 days.

    

189-

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Garrison,

Mary

(nee Asselstine)

 

OBITUARY - Mrs. George Garrison.

The death occurred at Napanee, on September 2nd, 1921, of Mary Asselstine, wife of the late George Garrison, whose parents were Jacob Asselstine and Hannah Benn, married October 11th, 1827.  Mary Garrison was the eldest of eleven children, four of whom are living, George Asselstine Moscow, born April 8th 1835;  John Asselstine, Collins Bay, born November 25th, 1838;  Huldah Vanluven, Kingston, born April 30th, 1830, and Melissa Miller, Kentwood, Louisanna, born May 20th 1846.  The deceased was born November 26th, 1828, and was married to the late George Garrison February 22nd, 1848, both being decendants of the U.E.L., and were two of the first to clear the forest and settle on their farm at Varty Lake, near Moscow, living in a small log house for eleven years;  afterwards building, all by hand work, one of the best farm homes in that district, where they toiled and prosperously lived till the death of her husband, November 5th, 1909.  She remained there one year after his death, then went to live with her eldest daughter, Mrs. A. C. Warner, in Colebrook, remaining there until the breaking up of that home two years ago, and since then living with her other daughter, Mrs. F. S. Wartman, Napanee.

Mrs. Garrison was one of the oldest inhabitants of Huffman Street, two miles east of Moscow village, and was well known in that section.  She was a Methodist in religion, to which of late years she has been a generous member;  also contributing largely to the Red Cross and other worthy societies and devoted all her time during the war to knitting socks for the boys at the front, and even the day before she was stricken down with the summer grippe she knit a foot of a sock and was apparently as well as usual.  She was always of a cheerful disposition and of wonderful vitality, never using glasses to read with or known to lie down during the day time, and was the last one to bed and the first up in the morning, never missing a meal and retaining all her facilities to the last, praising her children and those in attendance at her bedside.  She was confined to her bed ten days, when she passed away at the age of 92 years, 9 months and 7 days.

The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wartman, Napanee, on Sunday, Sept 4th, 1921, thence to Moscow cemetery, where a short service was held and interment took place, a large gathering of friends being present to pay their last respect to a worthy resident of that community.  Two children survive, an only son, Cyrus Garrison, Colebrook, and her youngest daughter, Mrs. F. S. Wartman, Napanee;  her other daughter, Mrs. A. C. Warner predeceased her nearly two years ago.

    

Sep 30 1921

Napanee

Beaver

Garrison,

Mary Jane

(nee Rikley)

 

GARRISON - At her late residence, South Fredericksburgh, on Friday December 21 1945, Mary Jane Rikley, beloved wife of the late Philip G. Garrison.

    

1945

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Garrison,

Reuben

 

GARRISON - AT Windsor, Sunday July 12th, 1942, Reuben Garrison, brother of Mrs. Martin Benn, Napanee, Ont.

     

1942

Tibbutt

Scrapbooks

Garrison,

Stewart

 

Killed While Loading Logs - A shocking accident occurred in Samuel Asselstine's woods, near Morven, last Friday afternoon, in which Stewart Garrison, a young man of about thirty-five years of age, was almost instantly killed. The young man and his brother Charles were loading logs in the woods together, and were in the act of breaking a top log on the load. The log was difficult to raise and Stewart attempted to ease it with a hand spike, but in doing so the chain was loosened and slipped. Stewart attempted to get out of the way by stepping backwards, but his foot caught on a stick and he fell backwards, the log sliding swiftly down on top of him, crushing the lower portion of his skull. His brother, who had witnesses the sad accident, cried out for assistance, and when help arrived, in about five minutes time, he was found frantically kneeling in the snow holding his unconscious brother's bleeding head on his arm. The young man was picked up and as carefully as possible placed on Mr. Wm. H. Crabbe's sleigh and conveyed to the home of his father, Mr. John Garrison, Morven, but he never regained consciousness, dying in about twenty minutes from the time of the accident. Deceased was a very popular young man, liked by all who knew him. He was an active member of the Methodist church and for several terms filled the position of local president of the Christian Endeavor Society. Besides his brother Charles he has three other brothers, Gideon, Damon and Norman, and a sister, Miss Emma Garrison, a student at Albert College, Belleville. The sorrowful accident has cast a gloom over the whole neighborhood. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, services being conducted in the White church, Morven, by the Rev. R. M. Pope. It was very largely attended.

    

Feb 12, 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Garrison,

Wilma Joan

(nee Pettifer)

 

Wilma Joan Garrison - Wilma Joan Garrison died March 14, 1992 in her 61st year, after a one-month illness, at Kingston General Hospital.

Born in Eagle Hill, Ontario, the daughter of Jack Pettifer and Malina Christina Irven, she attended Denbigh Continuation School. She spent the past 43 years of her life at RR 2 Napanee.

During her life, she worked as an escort for blind children at the Ross McDonald School for the Blind in Brantford, Trentway Wager Bus Lines for six years, and also worked as a Red Cross homemaker.

She often enjoyed supporting family sports, and will be sadly missed by family and friends at rodeos, baseball games and horse shows.

She also enjoyed her home with family, friends and grandchildren and was a very loving mother and wife.

She is survived by her husband Harold Garrison, son Paul of RR 2 Napanee, daughters Mrs. George Colton (Michelle) of Picton, Mrs. Chris Heal (Christine) of Tamworth, Mrs. Tom Kimmett (Valerie) of Camden East, sister Jean Brown of Northbrook, brother Mac Pettifer of RR 2 Bath, and four grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her brothers Colin and Don Pettifer, sisters Maude Pettifer, Barbara Delong, Bernice Brown, Elsie Vannest, and Hazel Stine.

Funeral was held March 18, 1992, from the Chapel of the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, Ontario with Rev. Robert Hales officiating.

Pallbearers were Mike Rosseau, James Reynolds, Orval Brooks, Walter Bell, Robert Grooms and Ross Powell.

Interment was held at St. Alban's Cemetery in Adolphustown.

 

1992

Newspaper

Clipping

Gartland,

Anna May

(nee Larkin)

 

MRS. ANNA MAY GARTLAND -

Deseronto - A native of Larkin Station, Ont., Mrs. Anna May Gartland died at Belleville General Hospital at the age of 79 after a short illness.  She lived here was a housewife and retired school teacher.  Daughter of the late David Larkin and his wife, the former Elizabeth Rush, deceased belonged to St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Altar Society and a Rosary was recited by Rev. T. E. Briceland, of Stoco, with Rev. J. J. O’Neill, of Marysville, and Rev. W. V. Hamilton, of Read, present in the sanctuary for the requiem high mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church.  Interment was at Holy Name of Mary Church at Marysville.

Predeceased by her husband, Patrick, the late Mrs. Gartland leaves two sons, David Gartland, of Lonsdale, and John Gartland, of Deseronto, and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Power, (Bessie), of Toronto;  Mrs. Mack Wringe (Anna) of Belleville, and Mrs. Eddie Abrams (Mary), of Melrose.  She leaves two brothers, Joseph Larkin, of Larkin Station, and Willy Larkin, of Lachine, Que., and a sister, Mrs. James Taylor (Bekkue), of Napanee.  She also leaves 27 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pall bearers at the funeral were all grandson, Leonard Power, Al Power, Terry Wringe, Tony Wringe, Ted Abrams and Fred Abrams.

    

Aug 5 1964

Napanee

Beaver

Gates,

Mrs. John

 

The Late Mrs. John Gates

The funeral of the late Mrs. John Gates was conducted at the Wartman Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, by Rev. C.D. McLellan.

Mrs. Gates who was in her 90th year had been in failing health for the past few years, following a fall in which she broke her hip. She had been a resident of Napanee for over 25 years and formerly had resided in North Fredericksburgh. She was a member of Grace United Church.

She was predeceased by her husband many years ago and by her only daughter, Mrs. Katie O'Connor. She leaves four grandchildren. Mrs. Marion Buttle, Laverne, Howard and Carman O'Connor, all of Napanee.

Interment was at Riverview cemetery.

     

Mar 5 1952

Napanee Beaver

Gault,

James Maurice

GAULT, At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, January 14th , 1910, James Maurice Gault, aged 2 months, and 24 days.

1910

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Gault,

John B.

 

Died - In South Fredericksburgh, on March 6th, John B. Gault, aged 68 years.

    

Mar 8 1884

Daily British Whig

Gault,

Winnifred

  * see Heiver, Winnifred

GeRill

Emma

 

EMMA GeRILL -  Died at her father’s residence, on the 10th line of Collingwood, August 12th, 1885, Emma GeRill, daughter of Henry and Hannah GeRill.  Emma was born in Toronto township on Christmas Day, 1856.  She was converted to God at a meeting she attended in Toronto, five or six years ago.  She was mild and gentle in her disposition and manners, and beloved by her acquaintances.  She caught a severe cold while staying a few weeks with a sister in Toronto. Returning home she only survived about four weeks.  She seemed to melt away under the power of that fell destroyer, quick consumption, as snow under a June sun.  But she was ready, washed in the blood of the Lamb.  Her confidence in her Saviour was steadfast, and enabled her to triumph over death.  Her soul was filled with joy when the last enemy was doing its work.  What a cause for devout gratitude to God have her parents, who are seeking the heavenly city, that amidst the sorrow of earthly separation they can rejoice in the prospect of the companionship of the loved daughter, not dead, but gone before.  May all the surviving brothers and sisters consecrate their lives to God, so that Bro. GeRill’s family may be united forever before the throne of God. 

[signed] G. W. Stevenson.

    

Sept 16 1885

The Christian Guardian

German,

George

 

Died - At Adolphustown, on 20th inst., Mr. George German, aged 75 years.

    

June 24 1876

Daily British Whig

German,

George Milton

 

Photo

 

The Late George Milton German - Died, at the residence of Mr. Edmund Rendell, North Fredericksburgh, on February 14th , 1885, George Milton German. The subject of this memorial was the son of William and Isabella German. He was born in the township of South Fredericksburgh January 7th 1867. He was a most promising young man and his life was without spot or blemish so far as human eye could judge. He was genial in his manner and a favourite with all who knew him and will be greatly missed in the circle in which he moved. He was converted to God about two weeks previous to his death in a revival meeting conducted by the writer. His short illness was marked with Christian patience and he was perfectly resigned to his Master's will. The day before his death he said to the writer, "Won't it be pleasant to meet with my Heavenly Father; yes and with my departed mother who is waiting and watching for me in glory." On Sunday, February 15th, his funeral took place when the writer tried to improve the sad and solemn occasion by addressing a large audience from the words, "Prepare to Meet Thy God," after which his mortal remains were laid to rest in the Adolphustown (**NOTE: Adolphustown has been crossed out, and Sillsville written in**) cemetery. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family and bring them to enjoy a happy reunion in heaven.

J. E. ROBESON, Napanee April 2nd  1885.

    

1885

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

German,

Margaret

 

On 11th  January, Mrs. Margaret German, of Fredericksburgh. Her maiden name was Smith, she was born in Fredericksburgh in 1793, married to Matthew German in 1812; and leaves eight children.

 

At Adolphustown, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Margaret Smith German, wife of Mr. Matthew German, aged 37. 

    

Sat. April 30, 1831

Christian Guardian, Toronto

 

Jan 22 1831

Kingston Chronicle

German,

William

 

Died - On the 29th of the same month [March], Mr. William German, aged 30 years, son of Mr. Christopher German, of Adolphustown.

    

Apr 14 1820

Kingston Chronicle

Gerow,

George

 

In North Fredericksburgh, Palace Road, Friday evening, 8th February 1907, George Gerow, aged 81 years and 11 months.

    

Feb 15 1907

Napanee Beaver

Gerow,

Wilbur Ferman

 

GEROW - At North Fredericksburgh, on Thursday, April 19th, 1923, Wilbur Ferman Gerow, aged 71 years and 7 months.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, on Saturday afternoon, at 2.30 o’clock.  Service at Grace Methodist Church, thence to Riverside cemetery.

    

Obituary - Wilbur F. Gerow

The tragic death of Mr. W.F. Gerow was a great shock to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. His name has been intimately associated with the dairying interests of this county for a great many years. He was a pioneer in the cheese industry and as a cheesemaker had few equals in the province. He was  in charge of Excelsior Cheese Factory for the present season, and in the early morning of the 19th inst., gave the alarm of fire, and in a few minutes the building was enveloped in flames. He worked most energetically to save the contents and in a measure succeeded. H was missed for a time in the darkness and was then found lying upon some bedding which he himself had carried from the burning building and deposited on the roadside. He was removed to a neighboring residence where he passed away in a few minutes. Mr. Gerow had the enviable reputation of being a most conscientious good living man who had a kind word for everyone he met. H will be greatly missed in the business and social circles in which he moved, and particularly in the Masonic Order, where he has held many important offices. The love and esteem cherished for him by his brother Masons was amply testified by the beautiful floral tributes placed upon the casket, and the large number who turned out to his funeral on Saturday afternoon to pay respect to his memory.
The church service was conducted in Grace Church, by Rev. M. Terrill, assisted by Rev. Mr. Coleman, Rev. Mr. Foster and Rev. Mr. Wilson. This was followed by the beautiful and impressive Masonic service upon the church lawn. To mourn his loss he left his widow and four sons, Frank Gerow, of Newburgh; Allan Gerow, of Tilsonburgh; Donald Gerow, of Buffalo, and Grant Gerow, of Rochester.

  

1923

Scrapbook

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Apr 27 1923

Napanee Beaver

Getty,

Ann

 

At North Fredericksburgh July 15 1898, Ann Getty aged 64 years.

 

July 29 1898

Napanee Beaver

Gibbard,

John

 

Death of John Gibbard, Esq. – Last Monday morning brought to a close the life of Napanee’s oldest citizen, in the person of  John Gibbard, Esq., at the ripe old age of 94 years, 8 months and 21 days.  The subject of this sketch was born at Wilton on August 6th 1813, and was of English-Scotch descent.  He remained at home with his mother until 18 years of age, obtaining such an early education as our country schools could then afford.  His first earning, on a farm, the result of much hard work, amounted to $4.00 a month and board.  The next year he received $5 per month  He then apprenticed himself to a carpenter and joiner, with whom he worked for the next three years at  $60.00 per year.  He then branched out for himself and for the next two or three years was engaged in other parts of the country. It was on the last day of August, 1836, that he located in Napanee, and has been one of our well-known and enterprising citizens ever since.  A small circumstance appears to have turned the scale about his residence here.  He had been offered better terms by a builder in Percy township and had arranged to go there.  He walked to the steamboat landing, where Deseronto now stands to meet his prospective employer, but found the boat had just gone, and there would be no other chance for a day or so.  Disappointed, he retraced his steps to Napanee, engaged here, and had ever since loyally linked his destinies to those of this town.  It was an important thing for Napanee that his lot was cast here. His first job here was putting the doors and windows in the new stone block in the Blewett building, now occupied by Mr. J. G. Oliver and Mrs. Knight.  It was the first stone building erected in Napanee and is one of the oldest standing in the town.  Some of Mr. Gibbard’s remembrances of Napanee as it was when he first settled here, will make interesting reading.  It was then but a small and straggling village of a few wooden buildings.  The only building north of Bridge street was the residence of Mr. John Benson, where Mr. John Thomson’s fine residence now stands.  There was also a house on the corner where the Market Hotel sheds now stand.  North and west of these places were wet and swampy.  Where Mr. W. T. Gibbard’s residence now stands was a swamp, almost impassable.  Dundas St., west of Mr. John Lowrys and Mrs. Davey’s corners, was low and swampy.  There were several small stores, but none of them occupied more than one small room.  There were no churches in Napanee then, or for some years after.  A small square schoolhouse stood under the shadow of the large elm tree just where the embankment of the G. T. R. bridge now is on Dundas street.  There the Rev. Saltern Givens began his first work as a Church of England missionary, and young John A. Macdonald (afterwards Sir John) was a member of the choir.  Mr. Gibbard saw the building of the first Church o f England here, east of the Court House;  he also assisted in the building of the old brick Wesleyan church in 1842, and of its successor, the Eastern Methodist church where Trinity church now stands;  he also took a prominent part in erecting the old White church, and its successor, the present Western Methodist church,.   He is the last one of the original official board.  He well remembered when, in this county, there were more taverns than churches and schools, and more distilleries than mills, but as a temperance and church worker he has well done his share in bringing about a very important reformation.  He was converted at a Methodist protracted meeting in 1837  and has been a staunch and reliable member of the Methodist church ever since.  That denomination owes much to him in this locality.  He was also for many years a member of the School Board and Town Council.  Mr. Gibbard has always been a supporter of the Liberal party and though never a strong partisan, “you always knew where to find him.”  Mr. Gibbard began business here in a very safe and modest way, and has always been a man of prudence and caution in business affairs.  For some years he manufactured and sold nearly all the fanning mills in this county, and they were formerly much more important machines to our farmers than they now are. He gradually spread out more into building, contracting, and finally into the furniture business.  He was really the founder of the present Gibbard Furniture Co., Limited, which has become the most important and best known of any in that line now in Ontario.  Three times did he have the misfortune to be burned out.  First in 1854, when nearly everything was lost and no insurance;  then in 1862, when all was destroyed and the insurance only partially covered the loss, though in a little over two months he had the works rebuilt and in full operation again.  The last serious fire, in 1892, nearly all will remember .  The loss was very serious at that time, and Mr. Gibbard had grown old.  It was therefore, decided to form a joint stock company, starting on a larger scale, with his only son, Mr. W. T. Gibbard, as business manager.  Napanee today owes much of its present business standing and prosperity to the late John Gibbard Esq.  His many friends throughout the town, county and province will learn with regret of his death.  He leaves an only son, Mr. W. T. Gibbard, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father.  The funeral took place from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  A private service was held at the house for the family after which service was held in the Western Methodist Church, of which deceased had been a life long member.  Rev. James Gardner, of Belleville, ninety years of age, a boyhood friend of Mr. Gibbard’s briefly addressed those assembled and resident ministers offered prayers.  The choir, under the leadership of Mr. Fisher sang Turner’s lovely setting to “Sun of My soul,”  with beautiful expression and at the close of the service the male voice quartette, “Still, Still with Thee” was most tastefully rendered by Messrs. Caron, Black, Fisher and Graham.  The employees of the factory had full charge of the funeral and turned out in a body.  Beautiful wreaths were presented by the employees and the Western Methodist church.  The remains were placed in the Western vault to await interment in the family plot there.

    

May 1 1908

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Gibbins,

Thomas

 

GIBBINS - At Camden East, Wednesday, January 1st, 1947, Thomas Gibbins, in his 77th year.

    

Napanee

Beaver

Jan 8, 1947

Gibbs,

Mary H.

  * see Blackstock, Mary H.

Gibbs,

Thomas F.

 

Thomas F. Gibbs, eighty-one years old, the oldest surveyor in Canada, died in Adolphustown yesterday.

    

April 19 1893

New York Herald

Gibson,

Charles

 

TWO YOUNG MEN DROWNED – Last Friday afternoon Chas. Gibson, aged 28, and Ernest Instant, aged 30 were drowned while crossing the Bay of Quinte from Emerald to Bath for a doctor.  The recent thaw had weakened the ice and the horse and cutter broke through.  There were two others in the cutter, George Cork and Robt. McFern, who had a narrow escape.  The horse was also drowned.  With difficulty Cork succeeded in getting upon solid ice and carried the news back to the island and a rescue party found McFern alive but still in the water. Charles Gibson is a son of John Gibson, Amherst Island, and cousin of Dr. Wm. Gibson, of Kingston.  He was unmarried.  Ernest Instant, was a brother of Reginald Instant B.Sc. of Queen’s University and son of Nelson Instant, a life-long resident of Amherst Island.  The sad occurrence has caused widespread sorrow on Amherst Island where both were residents.  The remains of Ernest Instant were recovered on Saturday last, but those of Gibson arte still undiscovered.

    

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Gibson,

David

 

OLD RESIDENT DEAD - SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF DAVID GIBSON - His Life was Linked with Early History of the City - He Took An Active Interest in Municipal Affairs.  Kingston lost another old resident on Friday, in the person of David Gibson, who passed peacefully away at his home, 461 Princess St. at 9:30 o’clock, in the morning.  Deceased who was eighty-seven years of age, was connected with Kingston’s early history, and was widely known and respected in this district.  The late David Gibson was born in Kingston.  His father came to this country from Fifeshire, Scotland, at the close of the war of 1812-13, and was for some time employed in the office of the royal Engineers, at Fort Henry, and also assisted in the building of the Grenville canal, between Ottawa and Montreal.  David Gibson was just seven years of age at the  time of his father’s death, and as he was the only son, was left to fight life’s battles alone.  In the year 1837, he entered the office of the Chronicle and Gazette, as an apprentice.  At the close of his apprenticeship, in 1843, he continued in the office as a journeyman.  When John Creighton retired to take charge of the  Argus, published by John Stewart, and Joseph Boyd left on account of ill-health, Mr. Gibson was appointed foreman and manager of the Chronicle, and this position he held up to the time of his death of the proprietor, James Macfarlane, in 1847.  The paper was then merged into the News, the Messrs. Rowlands being the proprietors.  Mr. Gibson went from Kingston to Belleville in 1848 to take charge of the publication of a paper and magazine edited by Sheriff Moodie and his gifted wife, another of several publications.  After staying in Belleville a year his health failed and he returned to his home city, and upon advice changed his occupation, going into business as a partner in a general store.  This venture was not very encouraging however, and making a settlement of the business he entered as clerk in a hardware store, also an insurance office, and afterwards the firm of Bryce & Ferguson, where he remained six years.  In 1859, he went into business for himself and for many years carried on a successful business.  In 1866, Mr. Gibson was elected a member of the school board.  He was elected an alderman for Rideau ward, in 1867, and represented that ward to the end of 1874.  At this time politics ran high, and Mr. Gibson, who was a staunch conservative, took an active part in the election of Sir John A. Macdonald, Mr. Gibson being a warm personal friend of the latter, and at this time, Mr. Gibson was defeated by a small majority.  the next year he was presented with a largely signed requisition, asking him to be an aldermanic candidate in Frontenac ward.  He offered himself and was returned without opposition.  After representing Frontenac ward for several terms he retired from municipal affairs.  On several occasions he was urged to be a candidate for  mayor, but declined.  Deceased was one of the first managers of the House of Industry and for over thirty years took an active interest in the work of the institution.  Deceased was a personal friend of Sir John Macdonald, and the latter often called at his home to see him.  Deceased was also a school friend of Sir Oliver Mowat.  He was manager of St. Andrew’s church for many years and was engaged in Sunday school work.  He was a member of St. Andrew’s society and Sons of Scotland from the time these societies were organized.  He was well posted about people and events, and his counsel and advice were often asked.  He was a fine writer, and wrote several interesting articles for the Kingston papers.   Deceased is survived by his wife (Formerly a Miss Wilson, of Belleville), one son, Dr. Gibson, formerly of Hamilton and now of the Eye and Ear hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.;  one daughter, Mrs. McKay, of Barrie, and one grandson.  Deceased was democratic in act and feeling.  He recognized no such thing as class.  His favorite expression given with considerable emphasis was “ A man’s a man for a’ that.”  He had a cheery word and smile for all, and had helped others all his life.  He was known ever as an honest, upright and staunch friend to all his friends and relatives, and, in fact, to all in trouble and distress he often said:  “A king can make a belted knight, A marquis, duke and all that.  But an honest man’s above his might, A man’s a man for a’ that.”  Deceased was a man in the truest and best sense.  He oftentimes said to his son, “My father left me an honorable name and I will hand it on to you.”

  

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Clipping

Gibson,

Edith

     * see Staples, Edith

Gibson,

Mary

(nee Stafford)

 

MRS. MARY GIBSON -  Whose maiden name was Mary Stafford, was born in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, 1807, came to America when twelve years of age with her brother;  landed at Boston, Mass., and settled at St. Johns, Lower Canada, now Quebec.  On the 13th of June, 1827, she was united in marriage by Rev. John Bethune, rector, to Mr. William Gibson, of Montreal, where they lived several years, and after thirty-seven years of married life was suddenly and sorely bereaved, as her husband was killed at the grist-mill, in Highgate Falls, Vermont, Nov. 1st, 1864.  She united with the Wesleyan Methodist church, May 1866, under the pastorate of Rev. W. R. Parker, D.D., at Lacolle, St. Johns County, Quebec, where she then resided.  Her religious experience was clear, definite and satisfactory.  She loved the  Methodist Church, as preferred to all others, and remained faithfully  devoted in her attachment until transplanted to the Church triumphant, Dec. 28th, 1886.  She moved to West Rutland, Vermont, in October, 1875, and resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Daniel Fosburgh.  As there was not a Methodist church here then, she joined by letter the Congregational church, and when able to attend was regularly in attendance at all the means of grace, though always considered herself a Methodist.  Her religious life and experience were marked by deep spirituality and humility.  when death was near, she first dreaded the idea of burying the body, but soon triumphed over all fear, and waited patiently for the hour of release.  With child-like humbleness and simplicity, she prayed earnestly, and trusted for complete cleansing from all sin.  A few days before her departure, she said to the writer, “O, Mr. Schell, I want you to tell everybody I love Him, I love Him, I love Him with all my heart.”  Thus she passed to the “house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”  The funeral services were conducted by the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. E. P. Lee, rector, and Rev. H. J. W. Bailey, pastor of the Congregational Church, and loving friends bear testimony that “Mother Gibson” is truly resting from her labors, “asleep in Jesus.”  [signed] D. M. Schell

   

March 9 1887

The Christian Guardian

Gibson,

Mary Ann

  *  see Hamilton, Mary Ann (nee Gibson)

Gibson,

Royal A.

 

ROYAL A. GIBSON - A well-known resident of Amherst Island passed away in the Kingston General Hospital, on June 2, 1958, following a brief illness, in the person of Royal A. Gibson.  He was the son of the late John B. Gibson and Mehetable Allen.  A lifelong resident of the Island, the late Mr. Gibson had followed the occupation of farming until his partial retirement, some 20 years ago.  Although Mr. Gibson had suffered a serious illness when he was 14 years of age, resulting in his partial disability, his interests in life had been many.  Following his retirement from farming, he had operated a grist mill at Stella for a number of years as well as serving as caretaker for the Township Hall and Victoria Hall, in Stella.  Mr. Gibson had been secretary-treasurer of the committee of Pentland Cemetery for a great many years and since this cemetery was adjacent to his farm, it was a spot dear to his heart and it was through much of his effort that this cemetery had recently been restored to its present fine condition.  Last January, Mr. Gibson was appointed as a member to the joint Pentland and Glenwood Cemeteries Board, when the two committees were amalgamated.  Gifted with considerable ability for writing, the late Mr. Gibson had served as correspondent for many years for the British Whig and later for the Kingston Whig-Standard, when  the two papers were joined.  Latterly and up to the time of his death he was local correspondent for the Napanee Beaver.  The late Mr. Gibson had been a devoted member of Burleigh L.O.O. No. 482 for over 40 years and two years ago he was made a life member of the association.  He was also a past master of many years standing.  In religion he was an Anglican, being a member of St. Alban’s Church, Stella.

Mr. Gibson was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil and Charles.  A niece, Mrs. Frank Brady, Ottawa, survives, as well as a number of cousins at Cleveland, Ohio;  Jamestown, N.Y.;  Huallen, Alta;  Belleville, and Kingston.

The funeral was held from the residence of his cousin, Bruce Caughey, to St. Alban’s Church, Stella, with Canon W. B. Williston officiating.

Interment was made in Pentland Cemetery.  Pall-bearers were Stratton Reid, Wallace Hefford, Ernest Fleming, Marshall Glenn, Robert Brown and Ernest Filson.  Flower-bearers were Estel Strain, J.F. Fleming, Henry Hitchins, Bert Glenn and Maurice Hogeboom.

   

June 18 1958

Napanee Beaver

Gibson,

Stephen

 

GIBSON – At Montreal, on Saturday, November 14th, 1908, Stephen Gibson, in his 71st year.

   

1908

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Gilbert,

Addie

 

GILBERT - At South Fredericksburgh on Monday, 4th  Feby, Addie, wife of Wm. Gilbert, aged 47 years.

 

GILBERT - At South Fredericksburgh on Monday, Feb. 4th, 1907, Addie G., beloved wife of Wilmot Gilbert, aged 47 years, 24 days.

   

1907

From the Hough Scrapbooks

 

Feb 8 1907

Napanee Express

Gilbert,

Clara Grace

 

GILBERT - At South Fredericksburgh, on Tuesday, July 5th , 1921, Clara Grace Gilbert, aged 25 years, 8 months and 11 days.

 

July 12 1921

Napanee

Express

Gilbert,

George

 

Died - Gilbert - At South Fredericksburgh January 5th, George Gilbert, aged 29 years.

 

George Gilbert, son of the late Daniel Gilbert of Sillsville, died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week after only a couple of days' illness of pleurisy. He was in his usual health on Tuesday, and attended the tea meeting at Sandhurst on that evening, and after returning home was taken ill. Everything that medical aid could devise could not check the fatal disease. Deceased was twenty-six years of age - in the very prime of life. His sudden death has cast a gloom over the community in which he resides. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sudden bereavement.

 

 

Jan 8 1898

Daily British Whig

 

Jan 14 1898

Napanee

Beaver

Gilbert,

Howard S.

 

THE LATE HOWARD S. GILBERT - The death of AC 2 Howard S. Gilbert, which took place in St. Thomas on Friday morning, was received with sincere regret by a wide circle of friends in Napanee and the district.  The deceased, who was in his 20th year, passed away as a result of contracting scarlet fever which was followed by bronchial pneumonia.  He was the only son of Cpl. G. C. Gilbert, who is at present stationed at Rockcliffe with the R.C.A.F., and Mrs. Gilbert.  He was educated at the Napanee public school and Collegiate Institute and had been employed at Graham’s garage, previous to enlisting in the R.C.A.F. in August, 1942.  He was first stationed in Ottawa, where he attended a school in technical training, and in January, 1943, was transferred to Lachine, Que.  Several weeks ago he was sent to St. Thomas.  The deceased was a member of Grace United Church and prior to his enlistment was a member of the Sunday School.  He was held in high esteem by a wide circle of  friends, and his untimely death at the age of 20 years is deeply regretted.  Besides his parents, he leaves two sisters, the Misses Dorothy and Leona Gilbert.  The funeral service was held from the residence of his parents in Clarksville to Trinity United Church, Sunday afternoon, and was conducted by Rev. C. D. McLellan, who spoke in high terms of the deceased.  Visiting members of the Air Force gathered in front of the church and with the casket draped with the Union Jack, carried it into the church, which was filled for the service.  Close friends of the deceased were flower bearers and there were many beautiful floral tributes.  Miss Letha Scott, choir leader of Grace Church, was present with the choir and Mrs. B. M. Black presided at the console of the organ.  There was no special music but three well-known hymns were sung.  At the conclusion of the service the remains were taken to Riverview cemetery.

  

March 1943

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Gilbert,

John

 

DIED - At Adolphustown on the 25th ult., John, son of J. D. Gilbert Esq.

 

Died - On the morning of the 25th inst. John, infant son of J.D. Gilbert Esq., Adolphustown, aged 3 months

   

July 2 1831

Kingston

Chronicle

 

June 29 1831

Upper Canada Herald

Gilbert,

Maud

 

Miss Maud Gilbert died at her home in South Fredericksburgh on Tuesday, the 21st, inst., aged eighteen years and ten months, a victim of consumption. The funeral will take place today; interment at the Sillsville burying ground.

    

Aug 22 1900

Daily British Whig

Gilbert,

Mrs.

 

It is with regret we make mention of the death of Mrs. Gilbert, of Bath, an old and respectable citizen, who died at her son-in-law's, Cataraqui, on Sunday. The funeral took place at Adolphustown on Tuesday. Sermon by Rev. E.S. Shorey.

   

Feb 4 1876

Daily British Whig

Gilbert,

Sarah

 

At Adolphustown on the 16th instant, in the 18th year of her age, Miss Sarah Gilbert, daughter of Lazarus and Sarah Gilbert, after a painful illness of 26 days continuance, which she bore with Christian patience and resignation.

 

DIED - At Adolphustown on the 16th instant, in the 18th year of her age, Miss Sarah Gilbert, daughter of Lazarus and Sarah Gilbert, after a painful illness of 26 days continuance, which she bore with Christian patience and resignation.  It is with pleasure her friends reflect, that although at the commencement of her illness she became deaf, and lost in a great measure the use of speech, she was heard fervently to articulate a part of the Lord’s Prayer. Her parents have lost in her a most affectionate and dutiful child, and her relatives a loving  and charitable sister, but they reflect with pleasure that her last act was administering to the comfort and necessity of a dying fellow creature and they feel a confidence that their loss is her infinite and eternal gain.

    

Dec 27 1828

Kingston

Chronicle

 

Dec 26 1828

Kingston

Gazette &

Advocate

Gilbert,

Waty

(nee Casey)

 

DIED -  Of consumption, in Adolphustown, on the 1st September, Waty, consort of Mr. Lazarus Gilbert in the 46th year of her age.  Her parents Mr. William Casy and Martha his wife, were among the first settlers of this Province.  Whilst their hands were occupied in the affairs of a new settlement, their hearts were arrested by the Gospel through the instrumentality of Ministers known by the name of Methodists.  Having obtained heart-felt religion, these pious parents were not forgetful of the spiritual wants of their children.

Their daughter Waty in her 13th year became sensible of her naturally lost state and joined the Methodist Church.  Two years after, while attending a Camp Meeting, (the first held in Canada,) she obtained pardon and grace; and from that happy day until her death she retained her standing in the Church and a union with her God.  Various and heavy were her trials through life.  At the death of her former husband, Mr. J. West, (of whose happiness in his last moments the readers of the Christian Guardian some time ago heard,) she was left in slender circumstance, with a family of small children, but help was given her from both heaven and earth. --

Her friends afforded assistance in bringing up the little ones, and the widow’s God kindly gave the ‘daily bread.’  Her union with Mr. Gilbert was a happy one.  Then she could say, the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places, I have a goodly heritage.  In 1834, her health began to fail.  The following Autumn her hectic fever alarmed her friends, and a severe cough soon prostrated her remaining strength.  Her pious friends often prayed with her, and on these occasions she frequently manifested much joy.  When she became sensible of her approaching dissolution, with great strength of mind she gave directions respecting the course of life she wished her children should pursue.  She spoke of death with composure, as one who had a treasure beyond the grave.  Her last words were “Glory to God!” in reference to her, the words of the wise man are applicable  “The woman that fear the Lord, she shall be praised.”

At her funeral an appropriate and very impressive discourse was addressed to a deeply affected assembly. - [Christian Guardian].

    

Nov 16 1836

Kingston

Chronicle & Gazette

Gilchrist,

Jas.

 

Died - At North Fredericksburgh, on June 3rd, Jas. Gilchrist, aged 36 years.

    

June 10 1876

Daily British Whig

Gillespie,

William

 

DIED - In this town, on Sunday laft, Mr. William Gillefpie in the 65th year of his age.

   

Kingston

Gazette

Apr 4 1816

Gilligan,

Victoria

 

GILLIGAN, Victoria - At the Elm View Nursing Home, Wilton, on Tuesday, March 28, 1961, Victoria Gilligan, wife of the late Justin L. Gilligan and dear mother of Harry, Colebrook;  in her 91st year.  Rested at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.  Mr. John Weese officiated.  Interment, Yarker Cemetery.

   

April 6 1961

Napanee

Post Express

Givens,

Cecil

 

The last surviving member in Canada of the family of the late Col. James Givens, Miss Cecil Givens, his second daughter, died on Wednesday, 12th instant, in her 86th year, at the Givens homestead, Pine Grove, Toronto.  Mrs. Caroline Hillier, relict of Col. Hillier, is still living in England at the age of 90.  Miss Cecil Givens was born in the house where she died.  The township of Hillier was named after the Hillier family.

   

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Givens,

Virginia

(formerly Hill)

(nee Thomlinson)

 

MRS. GIVENS PASSES AWAY IN FLORIDA – The death was announce in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Tuesday afternoon, of Virginia Tomlinson Givens, wife of W. R. Givens, former publisher of The Kingston Daily Standard and later president of The Whig-Standard.  Mrs. Givens had not been well for some time but up to a few days ago had appeared to be recovering her health and her sudden passing peacefully in her sleep was a great shock.  Mrs. Givens came to Kingston in 1908 when her husband took over The Standard and had lived in Kingston ever since, in Maitland House, spending the winters with Mr. Givens in Florida.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Tomlinson of Minneapolis, where she received her early education, following which she spent a year in Paris studying music and French which she spoke fluently.  She was of a deeply religious nature, being for long years  a devout Christian Scientist while in a quiet way she did much charitable work.  Besides her husband she is survived by three children by her former husband, W. S. Hill.  They are Lieut. Sherman T. Hill, R.C.N. V.R., in command of the naval station in Kingston;  Lieut. Henry K. Hill, in command of a corvette on the Atlantic patrol, and Dorothy Hill Elliott.  Funeral services are to be held in St. Petersburg on Thursday afternoon with cremation following.

   

1943

From the

Harkness

Scrapbooks

Glass,

Alexander

 

A Gosport Pioneer Gone

A Man of Great Physical Ability

Alexander Glass - One by one the old settlers are passing away. On Saturday last one of the oldest settlers of Gosport died, in the person of Alexander Glass, at the ripe old age of eighty-five years and seven months after a short illness. Deceased was of Irish descent, and came to Canada while quite young in years and hewed himself out a home from what was a wilderness at that time. He was a man of great physical ability, and up to within a few days of his death was scarcely ever ill. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. An aged widow and six children are left to mourn the loss of a kind father and a devoted husband. The children are: William and Irvine, on the homestead; Mrs. Fitchett, Mrs. English, Mrs. Hambly, and Martha, at home. The funeral took place on Monday last to the Western cemetery and was largely attended.

        

March 21 1899

Daily British Whig

 

March 24 1899

Napanee

Glazier,

Adam

 

ADAM GLAZIER - Of Chiaguacousy, county Peel, one of the early pioneers from Ireland, passed away, 7th  Dec 1885 aged 70 years.  He has gone from the Church milliant in joyful expectation of a blissful home with the Church above, leaving a sorrowing widow and daughter (Mrs. J. Mitchell) whom he expects to meet in the better country.  For several years he was an invalid, seldom able to go to church or to that means of grace specially prized by him, and by nearly  all devout Methodists, who have much to do or to suffer, the class-meeting.  Wearisome days and temptations to despondancy were his, yet his also was the language of patience, submission, and victory.  Just a week before he died, in company with one of his friends, I visited him.  With overflowing heart he spoke of his conversion to Christ under the labors of “Father Long” the blind preacher (about forty years ago);  of God’s fatherly goodness all the way, and of his strong confidence and bright hope for all the future.  shortly before his death he said to his dear wife, “I am going; I shall soon be home; I’ll watch and wait for your coming.”  It was my privilege to be present as this faithful brother passed peacefully away to his rest.  The funeral discourse at Cesar’s Church was founded on the words, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  [signed] Geo. W.

    

May 12 1886

The Christian Guardian

Gleason,

Annie

   *  see Manion, Annie 

Glover,

Edith Maude

   *  see Yeomans, Edith Maude 

Glover,

Robert John

GLOVER - At Camden East, Friday, October 20th, 1939, Robert John Glover in his 79th year.

1939

Newspaper

Clipping

Godkin,

Alice

 

MRS. ALICE GODKIN -

The death took place on Tuesday afternoon of one of the elderly residents of the Elgin district in the person of Mrs. Alice Godkin, widow of the lat Robert Godkin, after a short illness.   The deceased lady who was well known and greatly esteemed by a large number of friends, had reached the advanced age of 83 years, an unusual coincidence being that Thursday, the day of her funeral was her birthday.  For the last six years of her life, she suffered the great affliction of being blind.

The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, the service being conducted at the home of her son, John Godkin, with whom she resided.  Rev. T. F. Townsend officiated, after which interment was made in the cemetery at Oak Leaf.

She is survived, besides her son and his wife with whom she resided, by one daughter, Mrs. Willoughby of Ellisville and another son, Manford, who resides at home.

The funeral was largely attended, the pall-bearers being Peter Nolan, Ormond coon, Wm. Burtch and Wm. Sherridan.

   

Scrapbook

Clipping

Goode,

Mary Johanna

GOODE - At Napanee, on Tuesday, August 1st, 1911, Mary Johanna Goode aged 54 years.

1911

Newspaper

Clipping

Goodfellow,

Annie

   * see Clark, Annie

Goodfellow,

Henry

 

In North Fredericksburgh, Jan. 11th, Henry Goodfellow, aged seventy-four years.

    

Jan 17 1898

British Whig

Gordon,

Robert J.

 

The sympathy of every citizen will go out to Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gordon in the death of their only son, Robert Johnston, who passed away last evening after a short illness from pernicious anaemia, at the early age of seventeen years.

The deceased was a student in the Fourth Form in the High School and was not only popular with his fellow students, but also with everyone with whom he came in contact.  His untimely demise is sincerely regretted.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o’clock.  After a service at the home, the remains will be interred in Victoria Cemetery.

   

ca 1923

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Clipping

Gould,

Dora B.

 

Died - Gould - At the residence of her father, Mr. Thomas Gould, Hay Bay, Adolphustown, on Wednesday, Aug 28th, Dora B. Gould, aged 16 years and 2 months.

     

Sept 4 1901

Napanee Star

Gould,

Lester

GOULD - at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Curle, North Fredericksburgh on Friday April 15th, 1932, Lester Gould aged 70 years, 8 months and 11 days.

1932

From Mrs. Walter Paul's scrapbook

Gould,

Mary

(nee Dorn)

 

Death of Mrs. Gould In Her 93rd Year. -

Mrs. Peter Gould, one of Napanee’s oldest residents, died suddenly at her home on Centre Street on Friday morning.  Mrs. Gould, who was in her 93rd year, had been extremely active and her death was quite unexpected.  The previous Sunday she had been at church and Sunday School, but during the week following, complained of a slight cold.  On Friday morning, as she was being assisted with her dressing, she suddenly sank back on her bed, dead.

Her death removes a familiar and much respected resident of the town.

Mrs. Gould, who was formerly Mary Dorn, was born in Russia, New York State, where she married Peter Gould in 1879, who predeceased her in 1908.  About 40 years ago, with her husband, she moved to Napanee, from Empey Hill, where Mr. Gould has been operating a cheese factory.  When they came to Napanee they opened a small grocery store on Centre Street, just north of the place where Mrs. Gould died. Later, they operated a grocery business on the west side of the market square, until Mr. Gould died.

Mrs. Gould had no children, but the late Mrs. Ross Sexsmith, who died about five years ago, was an adopted daughter.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. E. B. Memstreet, of Toronto.  Other members of the family who pre-deceased her were her sisters, Mrs. Henry Wilson, Mrs. Jacob Clapp and Mrs. Rev. Wood, and two brothers.  Miss Madge Clapp of Waubashene is a niece and Mrs. M. J. Bates, Mrs. J. M. Rose and Mr. M. M. Empey are cousins. 

A characteristic of Mrs. Gould was her love for her church.  Rain or shine she was to be found in her accustomed place in Grace United Church at almost every service.  Quite recently she was presented in Grace Church Sunday School, with a certificate in recognition of 21 years regular attendance.  Mention of this remarkable achievement, accompanied by a picture of Mrs. Gould, will be found in next Sunday’s copy of the “Onward”.

On Sunday a large number of citizens and members of Grace church gathered in the church to pay their last respects to Mrs. Gould.  The minister, Rev. W. P. Woodger, conducted the service and Mrs. Harold Dennison sang an appropriate number, “Sweet Peace.”

    

Scrapbook

Clipping

Gould,

Mary Lucretia

 

GOULD - At Napanee, on 11th March, Mary Lucretia, wife of A. Gould, aged 28 years.

   

March 17 1894

Daily British Whig

Kingston

Graham,

Ann

 

DIED - In this town on Wednefday laft, the 15th inft., Mrs. Ann Graham, wife of the late Mr. Robert Graham fen. aged 67 years.

   

Kingston

Gazette

Nov 18 1815

Grace,

Bessie M.

(nee Dorland)

 

Mrs. Grace, wife of Mr. Wm Grace, clerk of the high court of justice, died at Lindsay on Sunday, 8th inst,., at the comparatively early age of 54 years.  Mrs. Grace, whose maiden name was Bessie M. Dorland, was born in Adolphustown, on the Bay of Quinte, in 1836, her parents being well connected United Empire Loyalists.  In 1860 she married Mr. Grace, who was then in business at Lindsay.  The deceased lady was always most active in all good works calculated to advance the moral welfare of the community, and in consequence had the respect and esteem of all irrespective of creed.  The deceased lady has been a sufferer for a number years, and her death was not unexpected, yet the sad news cast a gloom over a large circle of friends.  Her husband, three daughters and one son mourn their loss.

   

Ca 1890

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Graham,

Elizabeth

   * see Jacques, Elizabeth

Graham

Elizabeth

   *  see McIlwaine, Elizabeth (nee Graham)

Graham,

Florence Amelia

GRAHAM - At South Napanee on Tuesday, Oct. 12th, Florence Amelia Graham, aged 15 years and 7 months.

1909

Newspaper

Clipping

Graham,

Charles Limbert

 

GRAHAM - Charles Limbert.  At the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, Napanee, on Monday, December 10, 1990 in his 98th year.  C. Limbert Graham, Napanee, beloved husband of the late Ida McBride, survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Graham (Luella) of St. Catharines.  Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, predeceased by his sisters Eva, Lena, Jennie, Lou and Grace and brothers Mark, James, Walter and Fred.  The family received friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service from Trinity United Church on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  Interment Riverside Cemetery.

 

FORMER BEAVER EDITOR DIES AT AGE 97 -

Limbert Graham, a former editor of The Napanee Beaver, a man who was born before this century and who also wrote a historical account of the Trinity United Church, passed away Saturday at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital.  He was 97. 

The long time resident of Napanee joined the local weekly paper in the 30’s and progressed to the position of managing editor until the paper was purchased by the late Earl Morrison in 1953.  As the eldest member of the local Trinity United Church, his book, “The Story of the Years” was published at the 100th anniversary of the church in 1940. 

After his newspaper career, Graham and his wife Ida became well known throughout this area when the y established an antique business which they operated out of their home at 232 Dundas Street West.  His wife Ida predeceased him in 1987.

They had no children but accumulated hundreds of local residents as friends.  The funeral service will take place at Wartman’s Funeral Home at 1:30 pm on Wednesday.

   

Dec. 1990

Graham,

Lena

  *  see Dowdle, Lena 

Graham,

Oliver

 

GRAHAM, Oliver, of Fredericksburgh, was found dead yesterday in a marsh near his home. The jury at the inquest returned a verdict of wilful murder against a person or persons unknown. Mr. Graham was a UEL of nearly 81. He had 10 children; 4 in the US; one at the Short Hills above Toronto; one at Brighton; 2 back of Brockville; one on the Ottawa River, 1 at home.

   

Murder! We beg the attention of our contemporaries to the following account.

To the Editor of the Upper Canada Herald, Richmond, 13th August, 1838

Sir - You are requested to insert in your paper, for the information of his family, who live at a distance, that Mr. Oliver Grahams, of Fredericksburgh, was yesterday found dead in a marsh, near his place of residence. An inquest was held before J.W. Ferguson, Esq., Coroner, and after due enquiry being made, a verdict of Wilful Murder, against some person or persons unknown, was given by the Jury. Mr. Grahams was an old U.E. Loyalist, nearly 81 years of age; has ten children - four living in the United States, one at the Short Hills above Toronto, one near Brighton, two back of Brockville, and one on the Ottawa River.

The circumstances attending his death are truly appalling. The old man and one of his sons lived together alone on a small piece of land, which, owing to the unusual height of the Bay, is this year completely surrounded with water. The son had gone out to work in harvest - he left here on Monday and returned on Saturday evening, and could find nothing of his Father. - His bed lay on the floor, on which was his clothes where he had left them on going to bed. This of course caused suspicion at once, and search was made during the night and until the following morning, when his body was found with evident marks of violence thereon. It appeared in evidence that a person (who is at times insane,) was seen making his way to the old man's house, and was heard to say that he was going there to cross the river. This was late on Thursday afternoon, and strong suspicions rest that he was the perpetrator of the deed. This man was bare-footed, and similar tracks were found in the marsh through which he had to wade in order to get to the house.

I am, Sir, yours &c.,

D. Roblin.

        

Aug 22 1838

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

 

Aug 14 1838

Upper Canada Herald

Graham,

Perry M.

 

DEATH IN BROCKVILLE - Of Perry M. Graham, son of Hon. G. P. Graham -

Brockville, April 17 - Capt. Perry M. Graham, aged twenty-five, of the Evening Recorder, and the second son of Hon. George P. Graham, minister of railways, died at an early hour, this morning of brain fever.  He belonged to the 41st Regiment and will likely have a military funeral.

    

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Apr  20 1911

Graham,

Robert

 

CHEESEMAKER KILLED - While in the Discharge of His Duty

Brockville, April 17 - A fatal accident occurred on Saturday morning, at Roebuck cheese factory, situated in the township of Augusta, a few miles north of Prescott.  The victim was Robert Graham, aged thirty-five years, the maker in that well-known factory.  He was engaged in the discharge of usual duties and in adjusting a belt was caught by the same, and whirled around the fly-wheel in such a way that he was killed instantly. The body of the unfortunate man, while shockingly injured, was not mutilated.  The deceased was a married man, and leaves a wife and four children.

   

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Apr  20 1911

Grange,

Esther M.

 

ESTHER M. GRANGE - Wife of Robert Grange, deceased was born in Jefferson County, New York, Dec 25th 1832 and died in Seattle Washington, Sept. 15th, 1907, aged 74 years, 8 months and 20 days.  In 1857 she was married to Robert Grange in Selby, Canada, for many years the home of her parents.  She had no children of her own but became the foster mother of her nephew and niece, Mr. H. D. Sweet and Mrs. R. A. Rose, on the death of  their mother during their early childhood.  In 1883, she moved from Canada, where she had lived from the 4th year of her age, to Minnesota.  From thence, she moved to Kennewick, Washington, in 1904.  In addition to the relatives named, she leaves two brothers, D. D. Sweet of Vernon B. C., and  E. A.  Sweet of Spokane, Washington.  Her home was with H. D. Sweet of Kennewick, but while spending the summer months with Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Rose, of Seattle, she was stricken with typhoid fever.  Soon complications arose and after an illness of about five weeks, she passed away.  She was buried by the side of her husband in Tahoma Cemetery, North Yakima, Wn.  She was converted in early childhood and united with the Methodist Church in which she remained a faithful, consistent member until death. Her Christian life was characterized by a cheerful, quiet, self denying spirit, faithful in attendance, upon church services, loyal to the pastor, always manifesting a deep interest in the prosperity of Zion.  She was confident and hopeful concerning the future and looked forward to the time of her departure with peace.  Because of her gentle considerate disposition she was loved by all who knew her.  Memorial services were held by the pastor in the Methodist Church in Kennewick, on Sept. 22nd, the Sunday after her burial.  “She shall rest from her labors and her works do follow her.”

   

1907

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Grange,

James

DIED - At Richmond, near Napanee Mills, on Friday the 20th ult, after a short but severe illness, which he bore with Christian and manly fortitude, Mr. James Grange, aged 26 years.  He was a worthy and respectable inhabitant of that township, and has left a widow and two children to lament his loss.

Nov 17 1826

Kingston Chronicle

Grange,

James

 

Another highly respected citizen of Napanee passed away on Sunday afternoon in the person of Mr. James Grange, Isabella street, he being 69 years and 10 months old on the day of his death.  About two weeks ago the deceased suffered a severe stroke and during the intervening days little hope was held out for his recovery.

The late Mr. Grange, who had not been in the best of health for some time, had been a resident of Napanee for quite a number of years, and he was held in high esteem by his many friends throughout the town.  The funeral service was held at the family residence this afternoon, it being conducted by Rev. A. A. Deline.  Besides his bereaved widow, one son, Milton, of Napanee, and two daughters, Mrs. Thomas O’Connor, town, and Mrs. James Lewis, Collin’s Bay, survive.

   

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Grange,

Maggie

(nee Lockridge)

 

Respected Resident of Selby Passes - MRS. JOHN GRANGE

A sad gloom passed over the village and community of Selby, when it was learned of the death of Mrs. Grange, which occurred at her home near Selby, on Thursday evening.

Mrs. Grange had been in ill-health for the past two years and for the past few months her condition had been quite serious.

A staunch worker in everything pertaining to the good of the district, she will be greatly missed and particularly in the Selby United Church, where she took part in many of its activities.  A daughter of Caroline Cobourn and the late John L. Lockridge, Mrs. Grange was a native of the Township of Camden, her home being in the Newburgh district.

Twenty-one years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. Grange of Selby, where she resided until her death.  She at once identified herself with church work and took a prominent part in the Women’s Missionary Society, which office she filled with much capability.  Recognizing the efficient services which she rendered, she was presented with a Life Membership.  She was also keenly interested in the temperance movement and was a faithful member of the W.C.T.U. and for many years took part in the work of the Sunday School.

Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves to mourn her loss a step-daughter, Mrs. Carlton Dafoe, of Lime Lake, her aged mother, Mrs. Caroline Lockridge, of Wesley, one brother Kenneth, and one sister;  Nellie, (Mrs. John Wartman), all of Wesley.

The funeral services were held in Selby United Church, conducted by Rev. H. W. Foley, and assisted by Rev. T. H. P. Anderson, of Newburgh, a former pastor of the deceased, on Saturday afternoon.

The remains were laid to rest in Camden V. Cemetery, to await the resurrection morn.

 

(Selby)  - A sad gloom passed over the village and neighborhood on Friday morning, when the news quickly spread of the sudden passing away of Mrs. J. Grange, Selby West.  Although not in good health for the past few years, she was around, as usual, and was taken suddenly worse on Thursday evening, and on Friday morning passed away.  Her death was a great shock to the family and friends.  Mrs. Grange, before her marriage, was Miss Maggie Lockridge, of Wesley.  Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves one step-daughter, Mrs. Carleton Dafoe, of Lime Lake, and her aged mother, Mrs. C. Lockridge, and one brother, Kenneth and family, who resides with his mother, and one sister, Mrs. John a. Wartman, all of Wesley.

The family have our sympathy in their hour of sorrow.

 

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Ann

  *  see O’Brien, Ann

Grant,

Eliza

 

MISS ELIZA GRANT – A sister of the late Dr. John Grant, died at her residence, Bridge st., on Friday last after a short illness of two weeks, the result of a stroke of paralysis. Deceased and her sister came to Napanee years ago, and kept house for their deceased brother, to whom they were strongly attached, his death proving a great shock to them.  Miss Grant was a quiet, unassuming lady, strictly devoted to her sister, but was highly esteemed by those who were favored with her acquaintance and friendship.  One sister, Miss Emma, who was her inseparable companion for years is left to mourn besides two married sisters, Mrs. Vanluven and Mrs. McClatchie and one brother, John Grant, of Sydenham  The funeral took place on Monday afternoon.  The remains being placed in the Eastern cemetery vault.  Interment will be made later in the family plot at Newburgh.

   

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Grant,

Mary Ann

 

GRANT - At Odessa, on Sunday, Dec 23rd, 1928, Mary Ann Grant, aged 7- years.

   

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Grant,

Millie

(nee Harrison)

GRANT - On Friday, 25th ult., at her father’s residence, Milton, Millie Harrison, beloved wife of Mr. G. W. Grant, of Granton, aged 32 years.

Oct 7 1885

The Christian

Guardian

Grass,

Cecil Nelson

 

Cecil Nelson Grass - The funeral of the late Cecil Nelson Grass, who passed quietly to the higher life on Saturday, August 17th in the Kingston General Hospital, after a brief though severe illness, took place on August 19th at 3 p.m.  After a private service at the family residence, Dundas Street, the remains were taken to St. Mary Magdelene Church, where the service was conducted by the Vicar, Rev. R. J. Dumbrille, assisted by the Venerable Archdeacon Coleman, of Kingston.

The many beautiful floral tributes bore silent testimony to the esteem of the popular young life.

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, father and mother:  Russel, of Markham;  Arthur and Marion at home.

   

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Grass

John

 

Sank to Welcome Rest - On Sunday John Grass, of Collins Bay, died after but two days illness, which terminated suddenly. though of late suffering not a little from the physical infirmities of extreme age, he was still in full vigor of intellect and death was by no means thought to be a near visitor. To the village of Collins Bay he was a virtual father and patriarch, having been born there in 1810 on the farm he occupied till his death. He was one of the family of Captain Michael Grass, who lead the U.E. loyalists to Canada in 1776, and settled them in Kingston, Ernestown and Fredericksburgh townships. The deceased inherited the kindly spirit, integrity and industry of this loyal band, among whom crime has rarely if ever been known, and who wile frugal are honorable, hospitable and public spirited. "Old Uncle John" was everybody's friend and counseller, beloved by all and long to be remembered.

Horace Grass, Collins Bay' Herchmer Grass, Minnesota; Dr. J.C. Grass, Seattle; and the late Dr. Sidney Grass, were sons of deceased.

      

Jan 30 1893

Daily British Whig

Gray,

Andrew

 

WAS AN ESTEEMED RESIDENT -   Andrew Gray Had Long lived in Leeds County.

In the passing of Andrew Gray, at his residence in South Crosby, on Friday, March 19th, Leeds County lost one of its oldest and most highly esteemed citizens.  He had been in declining health for some time owing to his advanced age, but his death was quite unexpected when it came. The late Mr. Gray was born near Tin Cap, in the township of Elizabethtown in 1837.  He was educated at Brockville, and in his younger days taught school at Briar Hill, Crosby, Singleton’s Corners and other points.  In 1862 he married Elizabeth Waters, South Crosby, who predeceased him nineteen years ago.  After his marriage he settled in what was then known as Mill Point, now Deseronto.  Shortly afterwards he returned to Leeds County, giving up the school teaching to engage in farming, which he carried on until a few years ago.  He took an active part in public and municipal affairs, and was a member of the county council of Leeds and Grenville for eleven years, representing South Crosby as reeve for nine years, and commissioner for two years for North and South Crosby.  In 1887 he was elected warden of the united counties.  He took a prominent part in the dairy industry, and was for many years a member of the Brockville Cheese board, representing several factories as salesman.

He is survived by five sons and three daughters, William, who resides on the homestead;  Francis, of Addison;  Frederick, of Ottawa;  Robin, of Querrin, Sask.; Lieut.-Col. Andrew, of Westport, member of Leeds county in the legislative assembly;  Mrs. Warren, of Lyndhurst;  Mrs. E. McCrady, of Querrin, Sask.; and Mrs. L. Quinn, of Regina.

The funeral took place from the Anglican church, Elgin, on Sunday afternoon, March 21st, and the large attendance of friends from all parts of the county bore testimony to the high esteem and affectionate regard in which Mr. Gray was held.  The religious service, at the church was conducted by Rev. M. Tackaberry, Portland.  The funeral was under the auspices of Elgin Lodge, L.O.L. No. 183, assisted by a large number of brethren from sister lodges throughout the county.  The deceased had been a member of the order for sixty-five years and master of his primary, district and county lodges.

He was described by life-long associates as a man of temperate habits and of the highest integrity in all his business dealings.  His death is the occasion for many expressions of regret in a wide circle of friends.

 

Weekly British Whig, Kingston,

March 29, 1920

Green,

Francis

Francis, son of Violet, a negro woman living with Hazelton Spencer, by Francis Green as supposed, Fredericksburgh, buried 17 Jan 1806.

1806

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Grieve,

George

 

George Grieve.

One of Napanee’s oldest residents passed away on Sunday evening in the person of Mr. George Grieve, at the age of 83 years.  The deceased sustained a fall in the summer and for some time has been in failing health.  The deceased, who was probably one of the best known residents of Napanee, was born at Grieve’s Corners in the years 1846, and his avocation during his earlier years was farming and carpenter work.  Many years ago, he, with his family, moved to Napanee and was for a time proprietor of the Market Hotel.  For some years he had lived a retired life and after the death of his wife in 1913, he and his son, Kenneth lived together.  For the past two or three years his son, Will and his wife had resided with him.  He was a staunch Conservative and an adherent of St. Andrews’ Presbyterian (now United) Church.  Surviving are two sons, Will and Kenneth, of Napanee and four daughters, Mrs. Leonard Robinson, of Toronto, Mrs. Huff, Toronto;  Mrs. Brooks, Peterboro, and Mrs. Chas. Wensley, also of Peterboro.

   

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Content

GRIFFIS, Mrs. Content, wife of William Griffis Sr., died in Fredericksburgh twp Dec 2 1846 age 84y 10m 10d.

Jan 6 1846

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Griffith,

David E.

 

At Sillsville, on Saturday, December 27th , 1913, one of the most widely known and highly respected residents passed away in the person of Capt. David E. Griffith. He was a life long resident of the Township; born and died on the same farm. In his younger days was a very active man, a model farmer, taking a keen interest in all branches pertaining to the farm. For a number of years he has lived a retired life. He represented the Township and County in municipal affairs. He was graduated from the RMC of Toronto, and for years was Captain of the Napanee T.C. 4th  Hussars. He was of UEL parentage, his grandfather being a nephew of Philip Embury, who preached the dedicatory sermon, Oct 30th, 1768 of the old John St. Methodist Church, New York, the mother Church of Methodism in the new world. Capt. Griffith was a Methodist in religion, in politics a Conservative. He leaves to mourn his loss one sister, Mrs. E. H. Dunbar and one brother, John on the old homestead.

   

Jan 16 1914

Napanee Beaver

Griffith,

Mary

(nee Stratton)

 

Beloved wife of Mr. P. D. Griffith, died on Monday, 1st Dec., in her 57th  year, after an illness of about nine months. Deceased was a daughter of the late John Stratton, of Parma, and came with her parents from England. Besides her husband, she leaves five brothers, W. H. and Frederick in Manitoba, James, of Parma, John in Michigan, Alfred, of London, Ont., and a sister, Mrs. Deane of Michigan. Mrs. Griffith was a life long member of the Methodist church and an ardent Sunday School worker. Her end was peace.

    

1902

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Griffith,

P. D.

 

P. D. GRIFFITH - died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lester Potter, Green Point, on Friday last, 29th  January, aged about sixty-five years. Deceased was a son of the late Gilbert Griffith, of Parma. Mrs. Griffith, a Miss Stratton, of Parma, predeceased him about a year. Mr. Griffith leaves three brothers, Frank, of Ottawa, and David and John, on the homestead; also two sisters, Miss Victoria, at home, and Mrs. Ezra Dunbar, of Fellows. Deceased was a devout member of the Methodist church and was highly respected. He was a life-long Conservative and a member of the A.O.U.W. The funeral took place on Sunday last.

    

1904

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Griffith,

Sarah Angeline

   *  See Dunbar, Sarah Angeline (nee Griffith)

Griffith,

Victoria E.

 

One of Parma's well known and most highly respected residents, passed peacefully away on Sunday, 16th  Feby. Although in delicate health for a number of years, she was never heard to murmur or complain, but bore her affliction with patience and Christian resignation. She leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted sister, three brothers and one sister, Frank of Ottawa, D. and J. at home, and Mrs. E. H. Dunbar, York Road.

   

1908

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Griffiths,

David E.

 

GRIFFITHS - At South Fredericksburgh, on Saturday Dec 7th , 1913, David E. Griffiths, aged 80 years.

    

1913

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Grooms,

Edith

 

Grooms, Edith

At the Lennox and Addington county General Hospital on Sunday, September 2, 1973, Edith Grooms, West Street, Napanee, beloved wife of the late Menzo Bidwell Grooms, in her 91st year. Dear mother of Harold, RR No. 2 Napanee, Ross, Copper Cliff; Orman, Napanee; Mrs. Ralph Denison (Erma), Napanee; Mrs. Dave Scilley (Helen), Newburgh and dear sister of Mrs. J.A. Brandon, Vancouver. Rested at the Wartman Funeral Home. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Thomas Page officiated.  Interment Riverview Cemetery.

   

1973

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Grosart,

Margaret

   * see Rennie, Margaret Grosart

Gulis,

James Stephen

 

GULIS, James Stephen - Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital as the result of an accident on Sunday, September 9th, James Stephen Gulis, 95 Chatham Street, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gulis, in his 20th year.  Resting at the John R. bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue.  funeral on Tuesday, September 11th to St. Thomas’ Church for service at 2.00 p.m.  Canon A. S McConnell officiating.  Interment, Belleville Cemetery.

 

James S. Gulis Dies of Wound in Accident  -  A 19 year old Belleville youth, James Gulis, 95 Chatham Street, died in Kingston General Hospital about 5.00 a.m. Sunday morning as the result of a shooting accident which occurred around 11.30 p.m. Saturday night on the Milltown Side Road, on the Indian Reserve in Tyendinaga Township.

Ontario Provincial Constable G. McLean of the Belleville Provincial Police, said five youths, James Gulis, Douglas Gregg, 18, of 70 Pine Street, brother of the dead youth, Nick Gulis 17, John Sherwood, 19 of 287 Albert Street and his brother Graeme, 16 had gone hunting.  The car the boys were riding in was owned by James Gulis but was being driven by his brother Nick.

Police say Douglas Gregg, got out of the car on the Milltown Road, and took a shot at a sign board.  As he did the gun jammed.  Gregg got back in the centre of the front seat and began to try to free the gun.  He place the gun over his left shoulder with the butt between his knees.

The gun went off, striking James Gulis who was sitting in the rear seat, leaning forward.  The bullet entered his cheek. He was knocked unconscious.

He was rushed to the Belleville General Hospital but was later transferred to Kingston General where he passed away early Sunday morning.

Born in Belleville he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gulis.  He was educated at Belleville Collegiate Institute and attended St. Thomas’ Church, and was employed by the Canadian National Railway Company.

Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Nicholas (Nick) at home and one sister, Marie, also at home.

   

 

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Gunsolus,

Amey

(nee Allison)

 

On the 21st  of April, there passed away to peaceful rest the last of Sir John A. McDonald's school mates of the old U. E. L. school house, which they attended away back before they struck their teens, in the person of Mrs. Amey Gunsolus, (nee Amey Allison), sister of the late D. W. Allison, ex- M.P., Mrs. Gunsolus had reached the ripe age of 89 years, 2 months and 11 days. She leaves three brothers and two sisters to mourn her loss, Cyrus Allison, Ex-warden of the county; Joseph Allison, both of Adolphustown; and Edward Allison, of Fort Perry; Mrs. Triden, of Kingston, and Mrs. W. N. Mallory, of Adolphustown.

The remains were placed in the mausoleum, on the 23d, now belonging to the heirs of her late brother, D. W. Allison, and erected by him in 1873 at a cost of six thousand dollars, - there to wait the sounding of the trumpet at the last day, when if a million years or more should elapse in the interval, the time spent in this sweet sleep would not seem any longer to the just that the twinkling of an eye. Her sermon was preached by Rev. M. Boyce, who did justice to one so worthy of it, at the U. E. L. Memorial Methodist church of this place. She had lived all these years, and lived and died a Christian without a spot on her character.

The U. E. L. school house, referred to above, has long since passed away by fire, and the butment stones are still to be seen where it stood, on the property now owned by Frederick Membery, of this place, and about 100 yards east on the road side of the U. E. L. Memorial Anglican church, in the village of Adolphustown, Mrs. Gunsolus, on the last day of February last, gave Mr. Membery her recollections of the school house, the teachers, the attendants, who came here from Kingston, Ernesttown, and a wide range from her, with the names of many of the scholars, for the Historic Society of Lennox and Addington , at Napanee, and the same has been forwarded to the Secretary, Mr. Clarence Warner, and the receipt of it has been acknowledged by him. She signed her name with a steady hand, and her mind was as clear as ever.

The funeral was the largest seen for years, the church being crowded beyond seating room. The pallbearers were Messrs, J. W. Dorland, W. S. Duffett, Fred. Membery, Jacob H. Roblin, Daniel Davern and Alex. Hazlett. - Com.

   

1908

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Gunsolus,

Joseph

 

Obituary – JOSEPH GUNSOLUS – Last week we stated that Mr. Joseph Gunsolus, of South Fredericksburgh, was very ill, having been stricken with paralysis.  We regret to learn that on Monday night last he died.  He was seventy five years of age.  Deceased was universally respected by all.  We extend our sympathies to the family and relatives in their bereavement.

 

Died – GUNSOLUS – At South Fredericksburgh, on the 17th inst., Joseph Gunsolus, aged 75 years.

    

Nov 21 1890

Napanee

Express

Gurren,

Children

 

Much sympathy is expressed for Mr. Thos. Gurren, of South Fredericksburgh, in the loss of three bright little children, a boy and two girls, within a month, by diptheria.

    

Dec 31 1881

Daily British Whig

Gurren,

Edith

   *  see Trumpour, Edith (nee Gurren)

Gurren,

George H.

 

GURREN, George H. - At his late residence, R.R. 1 Bath, on Sunday March 24, 1974, George H. Gurren, in his 93rd  year; dear brother of Mrs. Mabel Robinson; dear uncle of Mrs. James Sheedy (Dorothy) Whitby. Mr. Gurren is resting at his residence, Sandhurst. Funeral service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sandhurst, Tuesday March 26 at 2 p.m. Reverend Edward Carne, Adolphustown, officiating. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery. Odd Fellows service Monday evening at 8 o'clock.

   

1974

Records supplied by Mrs. Mertie Jean Ackerman

Gurren,

Mabel

   * see Robinson, Mabel

Guy,

Robert

 

THE LATE ROBERT GUY - Many expressions of sorrow have been given at the death of one of the most respected citizens of Camden East, Mr. Robert Guy.  He died at his home in the early morning of November 3rd last.

Mr. Guy’s father, William Guy, was born May 16th, 1808 and lived at Beith, Scotland.  His mother, Margaret Gardner, also of Beith, was born April 11th 1809. They were married on December 3rd, 1833. 

Robert Guy was the third son, and was born on March 23rd, 1839.  He was 80 years, 7 months, and 10 days old when he died.  He had seven brothers and three sisters, but he outlived them all.  He left his home at Beith when he was nine years old (1848), and entered as an apprentice in tailoring and cutting with his eldest brother, William, at Johnston, Scotland.  He remained at this business for thirteen years, when he moved to Glasgow to enter business for himself.  He conducted business there for eleven years, from 1861 to 1872, when he decided to try his lot in the New World.  While in Glasgow he was a very active member of the Independent Order of Grand Templars, having been head of that organization in the city.  On his departure to this country he was presented with a large engraved silver medal as a token of the esteem in which he was held in that organization. 

He sailed from Glasgow on December 24th, 1872, arriving at Quebec on the 14th of January.  After spending a few days there and at Montreal he decided to go to Prescott, Ont., where he worked at his trade with Edward Mundell.  After a few months he went to Ottawa with Holbrook.  On the last day that year, 1873, he married Mary Catherine Dunbar, of Spencerville.

In the early part of 1875 he decided to take up a business at Portage du Fort, Quebec, where he resided for eleven years, coming to Camden East in 1886, where he lived the rest of his life.  He carried on a tailoring and fancy goods business, later extending to groceries and confectionary. 

He leaves a widow and four children, Mary Patterson Guy, now living at Winnipeg;  William A. Guy, Presbyterian minister at Swift current, Sask.;  Robert Dunbar Guy, lawyer in the firm of Moran, Anderson and Guy, Winnipeg,  and George Lorne Guy, Consulting Electrical Engineer, also of Winnipeg.

He was a self educated man, having left school at nine years.  He studied incessantly during his spare time, having a wonderful mathematical brain.  Problems involving higher Algebra, especially the Calculus and trigonometry were a favorite past time.  In his early years he studied music and could play and sing fairly well.  He could speak French as fluently as English, speaking both languages with great grammatical precision.

He was a Presbyterian in religion, a member of the Independent Order of United Workmen and the Ancient Free and Accepted masons, by which body his funeral services were conducted.

    

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