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Name

Information

Date / Source

Sager,

Beatrice

   *  see Fretts, Beatrice (nee Sager)

Sager,

E. Edna

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on Thursday, March 4th, 1954, E. Edna Raymond, beloved wife of the late Frank Sager, in her 77th year. Resting at the residence of her nephew, Bruce Cummings, Big Creek, for funeral service, Saturday, March 6th at 2:30 p.m. Rev. G.E. Coulter officiating. Interment at Morven Cemetery.

    

Mar 10 1954

Napanee Beaver

Sagar,

Emma J.

(nee Curl)

 

Sagar - At North Fredericksburgh, Monday, 3d June, Emma J., beloved wife of Frank Sagar, aged 38 years.

 

Our little community was shocked on Monday, 3d June, to hear of the death of Mrs. Frank Sagar. Deceased had been in poor health for some time with lung trouble. Everything that kind and loving hands could do to relieve the poor sufferer was done, but the peaceful end came on Monday afternoon. She was highly respected by all, having lived in this neighborhood all her life time, she being the daughter of Mr. Curl, who lives but a short distance from her home. She leaves a sorrowing husband and little daughter, Gladys, of three years, besides a mother, father, two sisters and two brothers, namely Mrs. Lillian Hambly, Miss Bertha, Mr. Arthur and Mr. Willett; Mrs. Hambly having come from Toronto hospital to attend the funeral. To the sorrowing ones will be extended our most heartfelt sympathy in their hour of trouble. The funeral service was conducted at the White church, Morven, on Wednesday afternoon, by the Rev. Mr. Horton. Many friends gathered to pay their last respects to a dear friend, whom they respected so highly.

Once more farewell, dear darling Emma

For we on earth must dwell;

While songs of joy our lips employ,

One long, last farewell.

 

June 14 1907

Napanee Beaver

Sagar,

Franklin H.

 

Sagar - At North Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, July 4th, 1928, Franklin H. Sagar, aged 50 years, 2 months.

   

Died Very Suddenly - Frank Sagar, a well-known North Fredericksburgh farmer died with startling suddenness on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Sagar was working on the farm and was to have called for Mrs. Sagar, who was picking berries, and his failure to call caused her to hurry home. Search around the home failed to locate him and she notified the hired man, who at once joined in the search, with the result that Mr. Sagar's body was found near a fence. He had probably been dead a couple of hours. Surviving are his grief stricken widow and one daughter, Beatrice. The funeral took place from his late residence on Friday afternoon.

   

July 10 1928

Napanee Express

Sager,

Mary Eliza

 

Rev. D. E. Smith, of Odessa conducted the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Eliza Sager, which was held from her late residence, north of Napanee, in Richmond Township.  The remains were brought to Napanee and laid to rest in Riverview cemetery.

 

1935

Stray

Newspaper Clipping

Salisbury,

Charles

 

Late Charles Salisbury, Napanee

On Tuesday morning the death occurred at his late residence on West street, Napanee, of Charles Salisbury. Mr. Salisbury, in his seventieth year, was born at Hay Bay, and lived there until 1877 when he married Miss Isabella Holmes, also of Hay Bay, and moved to Petrolia. For five years Mr. Salisbury was engaged in the oil fields at Petrolia which were then just opening up. But at the end of that time he moved to Strathroy where he became the engineer of the electric works in that town. Failing health made it necessary to leave engineering and return to the farm, and for a number of years he owned and worked a farm near Watford, Ont. Eight years ago he removed to Napanee and remained here until the time of his death.

There are left to survive him, his widow, Mrs. Salisbury, Napanee; three daughters, Mrs. John Gilliland, Watford; Mrs. Isaac H. Newell, Utoxiter, Ont.; Miss Mary Salisbury, Napanee and one son, Rev. C.C. Salisbury, minister of the Presbyterian church at Hemmingford, Que.

The funeral was held from his late residence, West street, on Thursday afternoon.

     

Jan 24 1925

Daily British Whig

Salsbury,

Eva Eliza

   *  see Smith, Eva Eliza (nee Salsbury)

Sampson,

Robert

 

Robert Sampson -

Robert Sampson, a well known resident of Tyendinaga, passed away on October 11th, 1925, after an illness of two weeks.  He had almost reached the century mark, being born in Derry Ireland, on Dec. 27th, 1825.

He came to Canada about 65 years ago, and settled in Tyendinaga, where he has since lived until his death.

The funeral took place from his late residence, Kingsford.  Services were in charge of Rev. N. S. McKechnie, Pastor of Victoria Avenue Baptist Church, Velleville, of which church the late Mr. Sampson had been a member for over 60 years.  Mr. Allum, Deseronto, conducted the funeral and the remains were laid at rest in Lonsdale cemetery.

 

1925

Scrapbook

Clipping

Sanderson,

Mary

 

MARY SANDERSON - The late beloved wife of Bro. George Sanderson, an honored class leader at Kemptville for nearly forty years past, went before on the morning of Friday, 2nd April, 1886.  She died in a moment, sleeping peacefully away, “At the narrowest point in the river she crossed over,” - so said Dr. Elliott.  She walked with god and was not, for God took her.  Sister Sanderson was born in Erilston, Scotland, in 1811, of Presbyterian parentage.  In 1831, she was married and came to Canada with Bro. Sanderson, settling at once in Kemptville, where they always remained.  She was brought to God at a camp meeting, but did not experience the joy of salvation until sometime after (in 1840), under the ministry of Rev. Wm McCullough.  Of ten children with whom our aged friends were blessed, four are already in heaven, and the remaining six are on the way thither.   Sister Sanderson possessed a rare combination of superior intellectual gifts, combined with deep spiritual feeling and the soundest judgment.  she was noted for her extraordinary sagacity, her wisdom and reliability in counsel concerning matters small and great, her tenderness and trueness in sympathy, her keen appreciation of character, her knowledge of the Scriptures, and her ability to confute the worse with the better doctrine.  She is embalmed in the grateful memory of all the ministers who have labored on the Kemptville Circuit.  Her decease is mourned as far as her acquaintance extends, for she was a true friend, and “in her tongue was the law of kindness.”  Her record is on high.  While her many friends in Canada united their sorrow at her departure, may they unite their prayers that the aged pilgrim who remains may be comforted until his latest hour, and have ministered unto him an abundant entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  [signed] S.D. Chown

 

July 28 1886

Christian Guardian

Sandford,

David Moore

 

D.M. Sandford

Funeral of David Moore Sandford, who died Aug. 30 at his home on Alfred St., at the age of 54, was held at Grace United church here Sept. 1 with interment at Riverview Cemetery. Rev. W.B. Thorneloe officiated.

Pall bearers were Glen Davis, Gary Davis, Lyle Armstrong, Willis Boston, all nephews, and Ronald Baker and Fred Dibb.  Flower-bearers were Benny Woods, Wray Young, Don Garrie, Don McFarland, Gerald Curran and Duane Baker.

Born at Eldorado, Ont., a son of the late William Sanford, and his wife, the former Annie Moore, deceased had been in ill health for five months. He had lived here five years and previously had been a cheese-maker at the United Empire Loyalist factory at Dorland, later becoming chief engineer at Gibbard Furniture Shops Ltd. here.

A member of Grace Church where he was a member of the Board of Stewards, the late Mr. Sandford had been a Mason and member of the AOTS Club at Grace Church and of the Napanee Rod and Gun Club. A Masonic service was held at Wartman Funeral Home.

He leaves his wife, the former Elsie Bertram, and a daughter, Mrs. J.F. Hawley (Margaret),  of Sillsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Isobel McBurnie, of Eldorado; Mrs. Fred Cook (Ena), and Mrs. William Long (Margaret), both of Pickering, and a brother, Leonard, also of Pickering.

    

Sept 12 1962

Napanee Beaver

Sandford,

Elsie Dorthea

(nee Bertram)

 

Sandford, Elsie Dorthea (nee Bertram) - Peacefully at the Lennox & Addington county General Hospital on Saturday, August 3, 1996, in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late David Moore "Sandy" Sandford. Dear mother of Margaret and her husband James F. "Bud" Hawley, R.R. #2 Napanee. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Teresa, R.R. #2 Napanee; Frank and his wife Shelley, Kingston;, Sylvia Hawley-Desrosiers and her husband Ron, Harlington, Texas; and great grandsons Christopher and Brandon Desrosiers. Survived by a sister Mildred Armstrong, Belleville. Predeceased by a sister Lucile Miles, Belleville and a brother Arthur Bertram, Kingston. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. funeral Service in the chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute to the L& A Hospital Foundation or ARC Industries.

  

1996

Newspaper

Clipping

Sarraizin

 

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

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

 

Feb 19 1819

Kingston

Chronicle

Saunders,

Horace

Reginald

 

Horace Reginald Saunders, youngest son of the late Dr. H.J. Saunders, of Kingston, died in the General hospital last Friday night, after two weeks illness.  He underwent an operation for appendicitis, and acute meningitis developed.  The deceased was twelve years and nine months of age, and a bright and popular boy.  Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. Geo. D. Hawley, Napanee.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Savage,

Richard

 

Death of a Lad -

Richard Savage, aged nine years, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Savage, Quebec street, passed away at the general hospital, to-day.  The deceased had been suffering for some time from scarlet fever, and was nearly over the sickness when he suffered a relapse.

 

Mon Dec 30 1907

Daily British Whig

Kingston

Scharmahorn,

Daniel

 

NOTICE - The subscriber having taken out letters of Administration, for the Estate of the late Daniel Scharmahorn, of the Township of Richmond, deceased, requests all persons indebted to the estate, to make immediate payment, and all having any demands against the said estate, to present them duly authenticated for payment.

                                                                          HANNAH SCHARMAHORN,

                                                                          Administratrix.

                   Richmond, April 10th, 1830

 

May 15 1830

Kingston

Chronicle

Schermehorn,

Ruben

 

SCHERMEHORN - At Kingsford on Monday, November 30, 1931, Ruben Schermehorn, aged 70 years, 5 months, and 6 days.  Funeral at St. Patrick’s Church, Napanee on Wednesday afternoon.

 

1931

Newspaper

Clipping

Schermerhorn,

Amos

 

OBITUARY - Amos Schermerhorn -

The subject of this notice was born on the 15th of January, 1797, at the family residence in the 1st concession of Richmond, near the old Sager farm at the mouth of Napanee River.  He lived with his step-father until he was about fourteen years of age.  In his fifteenth year he went to Kingston and enlisted, serving through the troubles of 1812.  During the time he was in this service he was present at the court-martial which tried McIntyre for desertion, and subsequently saw him shot.  Since appropriations have been made for the purpose, he has drawn a pension for service during that war.  At the close of those troubles he returned to Richmond and, settling in the 3rd concession he engaged in farming, in which he continued upward of sixty years.  On settling there the place was comparatively a wilderness.  He had to carry his grain in bags on his back through the woods for some miles to the nearest mill and bring the flour back in the same way.  He was the first man to introduce the iron plough, the lumber wagon and the buggy to the settlement.  Besides carrying on the farming business he also engaged in rafting, getting out square oak and spars which he rafted to Quebec.  He also did some rafting on Government account.  He amassed considerable property on his farm and in his lumbering operation.  He was a consistent member of the C. M. Church for over forty years, and was one of the most generous supporters of the Mount Pleasant church, in the graveyard attached to which his remains were interred.  He has served in the County Council, and was on the Commission of the Peace for over sixty years, having been one of the first magistrates appointed.  He married early taking as wife a Miss Sager.

The issue of the union was five daughters, three of whom died young and the remaining two survive in the persons of Mrs. H. B. Allison and Mrs. I. Huffman.  His wife died about ten years ago.  He remained on his homestead for a few years after her death, but latterly has lived alternately with the two daughters named above.  He was at the home at the last named when on the morning of the 19th of January he had a stroke of paralysis, which rendered him unconscious, in which state he continued excepting during momentary intervals of consciousness, until death came to his relief a few days latter.  He was a kind husband, an effectionate parent, a man respected by all who knew him for his unbending integrity of principle and his many moral and social virtues.  An appropriate sermon was preached at his funeral by the Rev. R  F. Oliver, of Selby, which was listened to by a very large number of persons.  The pall bearers were Messrs. Robert Shannon, Daniel Outwaters, Abel Rooks, Wm. McCall, John Gunn and Robert Maxwell.

 

Feb 3 1883

Napanee

Standard

Schermerhorn,

John

 

OBITUARY - THE LATE J. SCHERMERHORN -

The funeral of the late John Schermerhorn was held on Tuesday, October 31st, at the Holiness Movement Church, in Roblin.  The service was in charge of Rev. J. B. Pring, of Kingston, a former pastor, a minister of the Standard Church, of which the deceased was a member.  Associated with Mr. Pring were five other ministers, friends of Mr. Schermerhorn.

Mr. Schermerhorn was a life-long resident of the Roblin district.  He was born nearly 75 years ago, about two miles from Roblin, the son of the late George Schermerhorn.  He was one of a large family of which only two survive him;  a brother, Miles, in Winnipeg, and a sister, Mrs. Almira Winter, in Regina.  For many years he followed the vocation of farming and retired to Roblin, 13 years ago.  For the past nine months, he was in failing health and his death, which occurred on Sunday, October 29th, was not unexpected.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Naomi Thompson, and one son, Rev. W. R. Schermerhorn of Bloomfield.  One daughter, Violet, died 15 years ago on the same day of the month as her father.

 

Scrapbook

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Schermerhorn,

Lydia

(nee Hudgins)

 

Mrs. Lydia Shermerhorn-

Mrs. Lydia Schermerhorn passed away at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Craig, Ernesttown, where she had been visiting on the morning of June 22nd, 1931.  Her remains were at once removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Denison, Selby.

Mrs. Schermerhorn was the daughter of Patience and Ezekiel Hudgins, of Richmond, and the wife of Daniel Schermerhorn, who predeceased her by 27 years.  Early in life she decided to follow the way of her Lord and master.  She was a member of the United Church, Selby, during the active years of her life, also a life member of the Selby Women’s Missionary Society.  The motto of her life was “do something to help someone.”  The kindnesses she rendered to others were many.  She found her greatest joy in helping to lighten the burden for someone.  Her memory will be cherished by many for the willing and helpful efforts of her unselfish efforts of her unselfish life. She lived to be 83 years, 7 months old, going away while she was yet useful and without an hour of sickness, just as she had many times wished that she might do.  Her daughter, Mrs. Frank Denison, with whom she made her home during her declining years, and four grand children, Mrs. Clarence Craig, Ernesttown, Norine, Kingston General Hospital;  Pauline and Blake, at home, are left to mourn her loss;  also a brother, Moses P. Hudgins.

The funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev. Foley and interment was made in Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

 

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Schermerhorn,

Sarah Gordon

(nee Metcalf)

 

Mrs. L. Schermerhorn of Forest Mills, Passes -

In the afternoon of October 27th, Mrs. L. Schermerhorn passed peacefully away at the home in Forest Mills, in her 92nd year.  She was born in North Fredericksburgh on July 5th, 1847, the daughter of Mary Gordon and William Metcalf.  Her parents came from Belfast Ireland.  From North Fredericksburgh, they moved to Camden East and from there to Forest Mills, where on Christmas Day, 1884 (the subject of this sketch) Sarah Gordon Metcalf, married Leonard Schermerhorn.  They spent all their married life in the Forest Mills and Roblin District and fifteen children were born to them, of whom seven girls and five boys are living.  Deceased had sixty grandchildren and 95 great grandchildren.  She was baptized in the Anglican Church at Camden East and was married by a Methodist minister, Rev. M. Thompson. She was a staunch Methodist and after Union joined the United Church.

Her living children are:  Mrs. Mary Tyrrell of Watertown, N.Y., Joel Schermerhorn, Nokomis, Sask., James Schermerhorn, Notikewan, Alta., Mrs. James Dudgeon, Selby;  Mrs. Marcus Welsh, Picton;  William Schermerhorn, Notikewan, Alta., Mrs. William Waddell, Napanee;  Mrs. Theodore Dennison, Marlbank;  Mrs. John Guest, Picton;  John Schermerhorn, Roblin;  Mrs. Ada Kimmett, Marlbank;  Gordon Schermerhorn, Forest Mills.  A daughter, Jane, and a son Leonard, died in California, U.S.A., and Pearl, died at home.

In October 1921, her husband passed away, at Forest Mills.

She has two living sisters, Mrs. Eliza Carscallen, Deseronto, who attended the funeral service, and Mrs. Jane Sexsmith, Portage la Prairie, Man.

Mrs. Schermerhorn will be greatly missed at “The Mills” where old and young gathered at her home, to hear her interesting tales of the people and conditions of the past.  She was a very industrious woman and helped to raise her large family by doing custom weaving of rugs, carpet, flannel and fullcloth.  Fifty-three years ago she wove forty yards of carpet for the first Methodist parsonage in Roblin.

The funeral service, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Edgar Mercer, in the Forest Mills United Church, on Saturday, at 2.00 p.m. was largely attended.  Many could not gain seats in the edifice.  Rev. Mr. Mercer delivered a very inspiring sermon and chose as his text “Enoch was not, for God took him.”  Genesis: chapter 5 verse 24.  During the service the Forest Mills Choir sang an appropriate number and a request number by the family, “Will the Circle be Unbroken” was sung by Mrs. George Brooks and Mr. Ward Wartman.  The pall-bearers were Messrs. Adam and King Scott, Stuart Baker, Leo. Davis, Fred Armstrong, Frank Leaver.  Forty cars followed the remains to the Roblin cemetery, where the body was held for a short time for the arrival of her daughter, Mary, from Watertown, N.Y., after which she was laid to rest beside her husband.

*see also Personal Sketches, Mrs. Sarah Schermerhorn*

 

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Schmitt,

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, dau of Philip and Hannah Schmitt, Fredericksburgh, buried 10 June 1794.

1794

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Schmitt,

Jacob

Jacob Schmitt, Fredericksburgh, buried 10 Sept 1790.

1790

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Schmitt,

Nicholas

Nicholas Schmitt, Fredericksburgh, buried 30 Apr 1789.

1789

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Schmitt,

Nicholas

Nicholas, son of Philip and Hannah Schmitt, Fredericksburgh, buried 11 Feb 1793.

1793

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Schryver, (Scriver)

Caroline

(nee Perry)

 

The Late Mrs. Myro Schryver - The death of Mrs. Myro Schryver, which occurred at her home in North Fredericksburgh on Monday, December 26th, followed several years invalidism, caused by paralytic strokes. Her funeral, held at the family residence on the following Wednesday, was conducted by Rev. A.C. McCallum, of the Bay Circuit and interment was made at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

The late Mrs Schryver, who was formerly Caroline Perry, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Perry. She was born in South Fredericksburgh and all her lifetime was spent in her native township. For many years she took an active part in church life of the Morven Methodist and United church and was well known to a large circle of friends in the country and in Napanee.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, one daughter, Mrs. C. V. Biehl of Kitchener, Ontario, and one sister, Mrs. James B. Miller of Napanee. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Perry Detlor of Napanee, and Mrs. Ferguson of Philadelphia and three brothers, Robert Charles and James Perry.

 

Mrs. Myro Scriver - Napanee Dec. 28 - On Monday death claimed an estimable resident of the Township of North Fredericksburgh in the person of Mrs. Myro Scriver and the funeral service, which was held on Wednesday afternoon from the family residence, was conducted by Rev. A.C. McCallum of the Bay Circuit.

Well known and held in very high esteem by a large number of friends, not only in the neighborhood where she resided, but also in Napanee, Mrs. Scriver had been in ill health for the past ten years, having suffered a stroke at that time. Although confined to the house for some years she bore her illness with much fortitude.

She was the youngest of a family of seven and before her marriage was Miss Carrie Perry, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simeon W. Perry. She was born and had always resided in North Fredericksburgh. Her critical illness had been about two weeks. Very congenial, she was well liked and the sympathy of the community is expressed for her bereaved husband and daughter as well as her only surviving sister, Mrs. James B. Miller of Napanee.

She was a devout Christian and for many years took an active part in the Morven brick church. Owing to her protracted illness she had been unable to attend church for many years. Prior to her illness she was a frequent visitor to Napanee.

A sister, Mrs. Perry Detlor, passed away in Napanee several years ago. Besides her husband she leaves an only daughter, Mrs. C.V. Biehl of Kitchener and a sister, Mrs. J.B. Miller, Bridge Street, Napanee. Following the funeral service the remains were brought to Riverside Cemetery, Napanee, for interment.

 

Jan 11 1939

Napanee Beaver

 

Dec 28 1938

Schryver,

Eleanor

 

OBITUARY - ELEANOR SILLS - (**written in - May 15 1903**) Relict of the late Jacob Schryver, North Fredericksburgh, died on Friday last, 15th inst., after but a week's illness, at the advanced age of 78 years and 3 months. Mr. Schryver died about ten years ago. Deceased was a daughter of the late Wm. Sills of South Fredericksburgh, and was Mr. Schryver's second wife. Those by the second marriage left to mourn the loss of a loving mother are Messrs. Miro and Wilkie Schryver, residing on the homestead. Mrs. Schryver was a devoted member of the Methodist church, and died trusting in the finished work of her Saviour. The funeral service was held at the house on Sunday afternoon, and the remains were placed in the Morven vault. A large concourse of friends attended the service.

 

1903

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Schryver,

Electa

 

At Fredericksburgh, on the 29th May, Mrs. Electa Schryver, wife of Mr. Jacob Schryver, in the forty-sixth year of her age.

    

June 5 1855

Daily British Whig

Schryver,

Jacob Frets

 

Jacob Frets Schryver, aged 91 years, farmer, Fredericksburgh, buried Sept 19 1893, Old Lutheran Cemetery.

 

1893

Anglican Death

Records, Napanee

Schryver,

Jacob Smith

 

Schryver - At North Fredericksburgh on Thursday, May 7th, 1925, Jacob Smith Schryver, aged 88 years. The funeral will take place from his later residence this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Service at the house, thence to Riverside cemetery.

             

May 8 1925

Napanee Beaver

Schryver,

Martha Elida

 

Schryver - At her late residence, North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, July 24, 1959, Martha

Elida Schryver, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith Schryver, in her 99th year. Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee, for service in the chapel on Monday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Pastor Southall officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

  

July 1959

Kingston

Whig Standard

Scobell,

Rose Ann

   * see Phippen, Rose Ann

Scott,

Arthur Percy

 

OBITUARY - Arthur Percy Scott

On the morning of December 3rd, 1928, there passed away at his home on the Seventh Concession of Ernesttown, Arthur Percy Scott, third son of the late George and Mary Scott, in his forty-eighth year. 

The deceased had been ill for several months, and although at times his sufferings were great, he bore them bravely and patiently.  During his long illness he was lovingly cared for by his wife and family.  Medical skill and loving hands did all in their power to relieve him of his sufferings until he was called to the Great Beyond.

The late Mr. Scott was a man widely known and respected.  He was a great lover of sport, especially baseball, and during his young manhood he was considered an exceptionally good amateur player.

With the exception of a short time spent in Western Canada, he had resided in the neighbourhood all his life.

Those left to mourn a kind and loving husband and father are his sorrowing widow formerly Miss Edna Robinson, one son, Bert, and five daughters, Helen, Mary, Dorothy, Verna and Leah, all at home.  He is also survived by two brothers, Geo. on the homestead, and Harry, of Neilburg, Sask., and two sisters, Lillia, of Vancouver, B.C., and Mrs. Geo. Whitely, of Montreal.

The funeral which was held at his home on Dec. 5th, was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbours who gathered to pay their last respects to one who by his neighbourly acts had endeared himself to them.  The service was conducted by his Pastor, Rev. T. H. P. Anderson, who preached a very impressive sermon.  At the close of the service the remains were taken to Cataraqui for interment.  The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful and included a pillow from Mrs. Jas. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Robinson, Mr and Mrs. H. V. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Hamilton;  wreaths from Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Whitely and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Scott;  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. England, Kingston;  Mr. and Mrs W. Whan and Mr. and Mrs. H. Weiwmark, Smiths Falls;  Mr. and Mrs. Archie Alkenbrack;  Ladies’ Aid, Camden East;  Mission Circle, Camden East;  Trustees and S. S. No. 22 Ernesttown;  sprays, Mr. Geo. Riley and family;  Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Hyland and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peters;  Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Woodcock, Harrowsmith;  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Higgs, Napanee.

 

1928

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Clipping

Scott,

Female child

 

Child Strangled - A little two-year-old daughter of Mr. C. W. Scott, Storms' Corners, died under unusual circumstances at Wilton last Friday. Mr. Scott had removed from Arden, and Mrs. Scott and their two children started to join him. On their way out on the train the children were given some pop corn. The youngest, thinking it was not getting its share, threw back its head and began to yell and some of the corn passed down its windpipe. On arrival at Tamworth it was thought to be dead, but the Dr., after examining it said it would probably come to again, but that nothing could be done for it. This proved to be the case, and six hours afterwards it died at his brother's at Wilton, where the mother and children had arrived.

 

May 13 1898

Napanee

Beaver

Scott,

Florence Jean

 

SCOTT - At South Fredericksburgh, on Monday, May 10th, 1920, Florence Jean Scott, aged 8 years, 1 month and 10 days.

    

May 14 1920

Napanee Beaver

Scott,

Rev. John

 

SCOTT - At Jamestown, North Dakota, U.S., on February 19, 1900, entered into rest, Rev. John Scott, Presbyterian minister, formerly of Bath and Napanee, in his –6th  year. Interred in cemetery at Walhalla on the 22nd February.

 

1900

From the Hough Scrapbooks

Scott,

W.C.

 

The Late W.C. Scott, Napanee

Napanee, July 21 – From a historical point of view it is interesting to recall that the late W.C. Scott was a direct descendant of one of the oldest families in this part of Canada. His great grandfather was Colonel Cornelius Vanalstine, who gave up large holdings of property near Albany N.Y., to lead a battalion of bateau men to the shores of the Bay of Quinte. He settled at Adolphustown, and was the first legislator ever elected from the district. In recognition of his loyalty to the British Crown he was granted 600 acres of land near Wellington, Prince Edward County; 600 in the Township of Rawdon; a large grant on Hay Bay in the Township of Adolphustown, and another large tract in Prince Edward, including the stone mills which he built at what is now Glenora.

    

July 22 1919

Daily British Whig

Scott,

William

 

The Late Wm. Scott

One of the grand octogenarian Reformers referred to weeks ago, Wm. Scott, died on Wednesday, at the ripe age of 87 years. He was born in the Township of Camden in the year 1794. After his marriage to Amarilla Hawley, daughter of Martin Hawley, he removed to the farm on the Newburgh Road, now occupied by his oldest son, Mr. Norman W. Scott where he died. He resided on this farm for upwards of 60 years and witnessed the growth of Napanee from a hamlet in the wilderness to a flourishing town. He took an active part in the war of 1812 and drew a pension for his services. In politics he was a staunch Liberal and took an active part in his day in the fight for responsible government. His death was the result of advanced years. He had not been in good health for some time past. He was the father of 11 children, 5 sons and 6 daughters, all of whom survive him except one. The funeral took place on Friday to the Napanee cemetery. - Express

 

Obituary - On Wednesday Wm. Scott, at the command of death, "fell out" of the fast thinning ranks of pioneer settlers. He passed away at the residence of his son at the ripe old age of 87 years and 3 months. He was born in Camden in 1794, and married Amarilla Hawley, and from this union were born eleven children, five boys and six girls, all but one still living. Soon after his marriage he removed to the farm on which he died, and where he lived continuously sixty years. He served in the war of 1812-14, and was in receipt of a pension. The funeral takes place to-day (Friday).

                     

Apr 1 1882

Daily British Whig

 

Apr 1 1882

Napanee Standard

Scrimshaw,

Alfred

 

The Late Alfred Scrimshaw

A wave of deepest regret swept over the community of Big Creek and surrounding district, early Sunday evening, April 3rd, 1938, when it was learned that Mr. Alfred Scrimshaw had passed suddenly but peacefully to his eternal reward after a brief illness at his home, on the farm which he purchased in 1904.

Born near Deseronto on June 22nd, 1874, he was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Scrimshaw. He was one of a family of eight of which only one survives, a brother, Almond.  Of a kind and genial disposition, Mr. Scrimshaw enjoyed the friendship of a large circle. Although he had taken no part in public life, his cheerful, friendly nature and kind-hearted manner made him generally beloved and his passing will be regretted by many people. He was as honest as could be found among men, always devoted and self-sacrificing for his family, and exceptionally successful in all his undertakings.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his sorrowing widow, who, before their marriage in 1898, was Olive May Fitchett. His two daughters, Ola, now Mrs. Harold Dillenbeck, Big Creek, and Iva, now Mrs. Henry page of Toronto; a brother, almond Scrimshaw, Big Creek; his three grandsons, Alfred and Duane Dillenbeck and Billie Page.

The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from his late residence on Wednesday afternoon, April 6th. A very impressive service was conducted by Rev. S. Delve. Mrs. Clarence Baird tenderly sang his favourite hymn since boyhood. "All to Christ I owe." Interment took place at Morven to await the resurrection of one "who did justly, loved mercy and walked humbly with his God and Saviour."

The pall-bearers were his neighbours, Messrs. William Cummings, Arthur Curle, Jim Mills, John Chambers, Ray Perry and Sperry Fraser.

The floral tributes were beautiful and many.

    

April 1938

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Scrimshaw,

Cameron Alfred

 

SCRIMSHAW - At Fredericksburgh, Cameron Alfred, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Scrimshaw, aged 8 days.

    

Apr 26 1918

Napanee Beaver

Scrimshaw

Olive May

(nee Fitchett)

 

Obituary - The Late Mrs. Alfred Scrimshaw

It was shortly after midnight in the early hours of Friday morning, August 21st, 1942, the sad news reached Napanee and surrounding district of the passing of Mrs. Alfred Scrimshaw, at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Henry E. Page, 129 Bowood Ave., Toronto, after several months' illness, which she bore with great patience and fortitude.

Upon arrival by train the remains were taken to her late home at Big Creek, where her funeral was held on Monday afternoon, August 24th, when a large congregation of relatives, friends and neighbors gathered for a last farewell. The Rev. G.M. Chidley, of Trinity United Church, officiated. During the service, Mr.  and Mrs. George Fralick sang by request, "The Old Rugged Cross." Interment took place at Morven cemetery, to await the resurrection of one who did justly, loved mercy, and walked humbly with her God and Saviour.

Mrs. Scrimshaw was formerly Olive May Fitchett. She was born at Harrington, near Stratford, Ont., on April 25th, 1880, the second child and eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fitchett. One of a family of seven, two sisters and four brothers survive. Most of her early life was spent in the Anderson, Hay Bay district, where she lived with her parents on the old Fitchett homestead. A devoted Christian and member of the United Church, of a kind and genial disposition, she enjoyed the friendship of a large circle, and her passing will be regretted by many people.

In 1898 she married Alfred Scrimshaw who predeceased her on April 3rd, 1938. Since 1904 they had made their home on the farm they purchased on Big Creek. To this happy union, three children were born, two daughters who survive and one son, Cameron Alfred, who died at the age of eight days in 1918.

She leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother, two daughters, Ola, Mrs. Harold Dillenbeck, of Collins Bay, and Iva, Mrs. Henry E. Page, Toronto;  two sisters, Mrs. Almond Scrimshaw and Mrs. Arthur Jackson; four brothers, William, Norman, Oscar and Leonard Fitchett and four grandsons, Alfred, Duane and Garfield Dillenbeck and Billy Page.

The pall-bearers were her neighbors, Messrs. Fred VanVolkenberg, John Chambers, Sperry Fraser, Ray Perry, Richard Hill and Marshall VanAlstine.

The floral tributes were beautiful and flower bearers were a friend and neighbor, Mr. Fred Perry and three grandsons, Alfred and Duane Dillenbeck and Billy Page.

"We cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see,

But all is well, that's done by Thee."

     

Sept 16 1942

Napanee Beaver

Scrimshaw,

Wm. J.

 

Deaths – SCRIMSHAW – At Deseronto Junction, on the 2nd inst., Wm. J. Scrimshaw, son of Mr. Phillip Scrimshaw, aged 21 years.

 

Nov 13 1891

Napanee

Express

Scriver

Timothy Dorland

 

TIMOTHY DORLAND SCRIVER - On Thursday evening, March 11th, 1915, Timothy Dorland Scriver passed peacefully away at his home in Newburgh, after an illness of nearly a year.  Deceased was a son of the late Col. Fraser Scriver, and was born at the homestead in Fredericksburgh on June 8th, 1861.  His boyhood was spent on the farm, and when a young man he learned cabinet making with Knight & Busby, of Tamworth, and this occupation he followed continuously until about a year ago, when failing health force him to retire.  He was an expert at his trade, and by his ability, faithfulness to duty and genial disposition he was always highly respected by all with whom he worked.  He was engaged with Knight & Busby for seven years, and then moved to Napanee to accept a position with Fralick & Crouch.  After a number of years with this firm, he moved to Newburgh and was engaged with C. H. Finkle for eleven years.  During the last six years he has been engaged with the Gibbard Furniture co., of Napanee. 

On September 30th, 1885, the late Mr. Scriver married Miss Cecilia C. Shorey, daughter of the late John S. C. and Mrs. S. Shorey, of Newburgh, and this  union was blessed with two children, a son, Charles Draper, who died a number of years ago, and one daughter, Miss Aleta Scriver, who is organist of the Methodist Church at Newburgh.  Besides his wife and daughter deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Scriver, who is at present in new Ontario, and one sister.  Messrs. Colin, Acel and Myro Scriver, of Fredericksburgh, are uncles.  The late Mr. Scriver was a member of Court Newburgh, No. 417, Independent Order of Foresters, and was greatly respected among his brethren of that Order and by citizens generally.  In politics he was a Liberal and in religion a Methodist.  Although in failing health, due to paralysis of a part of the spine, he was able to be out and around until just two weeks before his death.  Once confined to his bed he did not linger long, and despite the best medical skill and all that loving hands could do he passed peacefully away on Thursday evening.  The funeral service was held in the Methodist Church, Newburgh, on Sunday afternoon.  Rev. E. Farnsworth preaching a very able and instructive sermon.

A large concourse of neighbors and friends from the Village, Tamworth and Napanee at the church testified in a large measure to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. 

The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.

The pall bearers were: Messrs. R. Dougan, W.W. Adams, F. F. Hill, H. M. Ryan, Fred Lockwood and Thos. I. Winter.

 

1915

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Seales,

Maggie

   *  see Kilgannon, Maggie (nee Seales)

Sealey,

Isabella

 

On the 9th inst. at Adolphustown, Isabella, daughter of Mr. Henry Sealey.

     

Apr 19 1866

Weekly British Whig

Sedore,

Kenneth L.

 

SEDORE – At North Fredericksburgh, on March 15th, Kenneth L. Sedore, aged 1 year, 9 months, 12 days.

   

Mar 22 1920

Daily British Whig

Sedore,

Mahaley Jane

(nee Davis)

 

SEDORE - At South Napanee, on Wednesday, January 16th, 1918, Mahaley Jane Davis, beloved wife of Joseph Sedore, aged 62 years and 1 month. the funeral will take place from her late residence this (Friday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Service at the house, thence to Riverview Cemetery.

     

Jan 18 1918

Napanee Beaver

Sedore,

Nellie

   * see Waddell, Nellie

Sedore,

Susannah

 

Sedore - At North Fredericksburgh, Thursday, fifth June, Susannah Sedore, daughter of Miles Sedore, aged 19 years, 1 month and 3 days. Funeral will be held from home of the parents, on Saturday morning, at 9 o'clock, interment to be made in Westplain cemetery.

      

June 7 1907

Napanee Beaver

Seeley,

 Emma J.

   * see Hunter, Emma J.

Seeley,

Mrs. Phletus J.

(nee Barnhardt)

 

Obituary - Mrs. Phletus J. Seeley

At her home on October 12th, 1934, there passed away a well respected resident in the person of Mrs. P.J. Seeley, wife of Phletus J. Seeley, Bath.

Mrs. Seeley, who was in her 69th year has been in ill-health for several months and for the past month had been confined to her bed. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Barnhardt and Sarah Ward and was born in North Fredericksburgh on December 18th, 1865. Thirty-one years ago she married Phletus Seeley and for a few years they resided in North Fredericksburgh, later moving near Bath.

Mrs. Seeley is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. William Kellar, Bath, and Mildred and Wilkie, at home; also two sisters, Mrs. J.H. Card, Napanee and Mrs. H.G. Storms, Emerson, Manitoba; and one brother, Mr. Marshall Barnhardt, Napanee.

The funeral was held on Sunday October 14th, at 2 p.m. at her late residence.

    

Oct 31 1934

Napanee Beaver

Self,

Cordelia

(nee Treverton)

 

MRS. CORDELIA SELF - Was born in the town of Bodmin, Cornwall, England, January 15th, 1827. Her maiden name was Treverton.  She gave her heart to God in early life.  she had a talent for singing, and gave that to the Lord also.  When about nineteen our sister went to London, and there identified herself with the Waterloo Road Wesleyan Chapel, becoming zealous in the Master’s course.  As a Sunday school teacher she was successful, under god, in training many young hearts in wisdom’s ways.  It was there she became acquainted with William Gilbert Self, a local preacher on the circuit, to whom she was married July 27th, 1851. Soon after that they removed to Coleraine, Ireland, where they were blessed with six children.  While in Ireland the weary Methodist itinerant often found at their home a resting place.  During the month of March, 1864, her husband died, and she was left with five young children to mourn her loss.  Retuning with her family to England, she started a boot and shoe business at Lewisham, where her brother Henry resided;  but sickness and losses compelled her to remove, and she went to the home of her youth in Bodmin.  After some time she again went to the great metropolis.  An accident befel her only daughter, which caused her death. In 1873 she removed to Canada, making Toronto her home.  Here, with her family in a strange land, she found a place among the people of God at the Berkeley Street Methodist Church;  and here her heart was gladdened by her sons giving their hearts to god.  About three years and a half ago she had a paralytic stroke of the right side,  which kept her confined to the house till the time of her decease.  During that time she was a patient sufferer, being ever ready to speak a word for her Master. The visits of the Revs. Isaac Tovell and S.P. Rose, two former pastors, greatly strengthened her faith in God.  She had just been reading her Bible, when suddenly, on the afternoon of Friday, July 16th, 1886, the call came, and in less than half an hour the weary pilgrim swept through the gates,  “washed in the blood of the Lamb,”  to be with Christ and the loved ones gone before.  The summons coming so unexpectedly, the grief stricken relatives find it harder to bear;  but  “the Lord ordereth all things well.”  The funeral took place on Sunday, 18th inst., when numerous friends from far and near paid their last respects to her mortal remains.  The Rev. Messrs. Courtice and Harris officiated at the services held at her son’s residence and Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

 

July 28 1886

Christian Guardian

Seward,

Morgan

 

SEWARD - At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, March 15th, 1912, Morgan Seward, aged 83 years.

 

Mar 22 1912

Napanee Beaver

Sexsmith,

A. B.

 

Funeral of A. B. Sexsmith – The spacious home of the late A. B. Sexsmith was unable to accommodate the large number of friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was well known and highly esteemed throughout the North Fredericksburgh and Adolphustown districts.  Very active in municipal affairs and in church circles for a long period of years, he will be greatly missed by his family and his wide circle of friends.

The casket, was banked with beautiful flowers, evidencing the esteem in which he was held.  The service which was held on Saturday morning, was conducted by a former minister of the Bay circuit, Rev. W. H. Truscott of Lansdowne, and the interment was made in Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.  The pall-bearers were Taylor Spencer, Fred Spencer, Henry Galt, W. B. Nolan, Stewart Clute and Thomas Tierney.

 

1934

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Sexsmith,

Annie J.

 

SEXSMITH - At North Fredericksburgh on Tuesday May 24th  1932, Annie J. Sexsmith, aged 64 years, 1 month and 15 days.

 

1932

From Mrs. Walter Paul's scrapbook

Sexsmith,

Elizabeth

(nee McMath)

 

SEXSMITH - At Richmond, on Sunday, December 24th, 1922, Elizabeth Sexsmith, aged 85 years, 11 months and 4 days.

 

OBITUARY - Mrs. Elizabeth McMath Sexsmith

At her late home, on Sunday, December 24th, 1922, one of the oldest, most beloved, and most highly respected residents of the Township of Richmond, Mrs. Elizabeth McMath Sexsmith, passed away in the eighty-sixth year of her age, as the result of a stroke of paralysis from which she suffered on the seventeenth day of that month.

Mrs. Sexsmith was born January, 1837, on Amherst Island, and at an early age moved, with her parents to the Township of Richmond, where she resided until the time of her death.  In the year 1856, she was married to George W. Sexsmith, who predeceased her about thirteen years ago. To them were born twelve children, eight of whom have passed away. 

The surviving children are George Alex., of Watertown, N.Y.;  James McM., of New York;  Henry and Margaret, at home.  Three sisters and one brother of the deceased survive her and mourn the loss of a dear sister.  They are Mrs. Alex. Walker, of Saskatchewan;  Mrs. T. M. Russel, Richmond, Ont.;  Mrs. Glenn, Kansas, U.S.A.;  and James McMath, Deseronto., Ontario.

Mrs. Sexsmith had a most loving and unselfish disposition, and was always willing to do what she could for the welfare of others.  she had a wonderful influence for good on all who came in contact with her.  Her Christian life and example will live long after her.

The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the family in their bereavement.  May she rest in peace.

The funeral took place from her home on Tuesday following her death.  The services were conducted by Rev. Theodore Branch, Rector of Selby, and there was a large attendance of neighbors and friends.  a most appropriate sermon was preached by the Rector, form the text Malachi III. 17, “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels,” etc.

 

1922

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Sexsmith,

Mrs. George S.

 

MRS. G. S. SEXSMITH, PALACE ROAD, PASSES – Her Brother, Stewart Weese, Died Only on Saturday Last – Napanee, May 23 – The Palace Road lost one of its best known and highly esteemed residents and Grace United Church a very faithful member in the person of Mrs. George S. Sexsmith, who passed away on Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Sexsmith was taken ill about three months ago with heart trouble but almost up to the last was able to read the papers and her death came as a shock to her many friends where she resided and also in Napanee where she was particularly well known.

Only on Monday the body of her brother, Stewart Weese, a life-long resident of the Township of Camden was interred at Camden V Cemetery, the funeral service being held at the Selby United Church.

A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Weese, the deceased, who was 65 years of age, was born in the township of Camden, her father having been a successful farmer.  She spent her younger years in Camden and thirty-eight years ago was united in marriage to George S. Sexsmith, of Empey Hill.  She came with her husband to Empey Hill, and, they resided there for about seventeen years.  They then moved to Selby where they remained eight years, after which they moved to the Palace Road.

While at Empey Hill and Selby the deceased took an active part in church work and was prominently identified with the Women’s Missionary department and the Women’s Association.  After moving to the Palace Road, they transferred their membership to Grace Church and during their nine years residence in this vicinity, Mrs. Sexsmith was a member of both these societies.

There were four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Weese and the passing of Mrs. Sexsmith makes the second, her brother having passed away on Saturday.  One brother, Peter Weese resides at Bath, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Martin lives at Wesley.

Besides her husband she leaves a family of five, Ronald of the staff of the Hooper Drug Company, Toronto;  Mrs. Booth, of Detroit, Mrs. Richmond, Mrs. Harry Vine, and Miss Helen at home.

 

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Sexsmith

Gertrude Rose

(nee Henderson)

 

OBITUARY - MRS. WILLIAM JOHN SEXSMITH

At her home at Ebenezer, there occurred on Friday, July 14, 1939, the death of Gertrude Rose Henderson, aged 44 years, wife of William John Sexsmith, after a lengthy illness.  Deceased was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Henderson, of Lime Lake.  In September, 1912, she married William Sexsmith and spent her entire married life at Ebenezer.  She took an active interest in church work and her help will be greatly missed in the local W. A.  Of a bright cheerful and loving disposition, she made many friends who will greatly regret her passing.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Borden, Arthur, Norman and Archie, her aged mother, Mrs. John Henderson, Lime Lake;  four sisters, Mrs. Hugh McCormick, Portland, Oregon;  Mrs. James Whiteman, Ebenezer;  Mrs. Victor Ferguson, Trenton;  Mrs. Wilbert Storr, Lonsdale, and one brother, Mr. Charles Henderson, Lime Lake.  Two sons and one daughter predeceased her several years ago.

The funeral took place from her late residence to Ebenezer Church, and the cortege proceeded to Deseronto cemetery, where interment was made.  The service was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. W. D. Craig, of Shannonville, assisted by Rev. M. Caswell, of Roblin.

The pallbearers were her three sons, Borden, Arthur and Norman, and three nephews, Archie Storr, James Whiteman, and Willie Sexsmith.

 

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Sexsmith,

Harriet Emily

(nee Walmsley)

 

MRS. HARRIET SEXSMITH

A large number of relatives, friends and neighbors paid tribute to the memory of Mrs. Harriet Emily Sexsmith of Hay Bay, following her death on April 20. She was born in North Fredericksburgh Township, a daughter of the late Andrew Walmsley and his wife, Harriet, who both died while they were comparatively young.

The late Mrs. Sexsmith was a member of a large family, of which she was the last survivor, and was a lifelong member of the Methodist, later the United Church.

Of United Empire Loyalist stock, she was married at 22 to Alfred B. Sexsmith, who died in 1935 at the age of 67.

Well-known by a wide circle of friends, deceased had four sons, one of whom, Rey Sexsmith, died on July 12 1951 at the age of 55, leaving his wife, the former Marion Carscallen, Napanee, to mourn his loss. The other three sons are left to mourn the loss of their mother. They are Karl, Clare and Cameron Sexsmith, all of the Hay Bay district.

The funeral service for Mrs. Sexsmith, who lived three days past her 88th birthday, was conducted by Glen Ashford, student minister of the Bay United Church Pastoral Charge, and was held at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee. Pall bearers were Donald, Beverly, Kenneth, Grant and Alton Sexsmith, all grandsons, and Pat Culhane, husband of her granddaughter, Patricia. The other granddaughter is Fay, who is now Mrs. W.J. Aylsworth.

Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee.

     

May 1 1957

Napanee Beaver

Sexsmith,

Margaret

 

Mrs. Margaret Sexsmith.

The sudden death of Mrs. Margaret Sexsmith, widow of the late George S. Sexsmith, occurred at the home of Mr. J. T. Hopper, 1818 Dufferin St. Toronto, September 1st, 1928.

The deceased had made her home for the past three years with her sister, Mrs. S. D. G. Winter, Selby, and in spite of her afflictions, she was always a ready and willing helper.

She leaves to mourn her loss one son, George D. Sexsmith, of Toronto;  three sisters, Mrs. W. G. Winter, of Viscount, Sask.;  Miss Jennie McCormick, and Mrs. S. D. G. Winter of Selby;  and four brothers, Robert, of Avonhurst, Sask.;  James, of Switzerville, Ont.;  Hugh, of Pontix, Sask., and George, of Minominee, Mich.

A short service was held at the Hopper home, Toronto, on Sunday evening, for the Toronto friends.  The body was then brought to Deseronto on Monday, and was taken to the Mohawk Church, where the service was held by the Rev. Mr. Pringle, after which the remains were laid to rest beside that of her departed husband.

 

SEXSMITH - At Toronto, on Saturday, September 1st, 1928, Mrs. Margaret Sexsmith, of Selby.

 

1928

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Sexsmith,

Miss

   *  see Baker, Mrs. W. S.

Sexsmith,

Simon G.

 

Sexsmith - In North Fredericksburgh, 4th Dec. Simon G. Sexsmith.

  

Dec 16 1898

Napanee Beaver

Sexsmith,

Susan

(nee McConnell)

 

SEXSMITH - At Roblin, Thursday, February 2nd, 1939, Susan Sexsmith, in her 92nd year.

 

The Late Mrs. Thos. Sexsmith

Mrs. Thomas Sexsmith, one of the oldest residents of the district, died at her home at Roblin last Thursday in her 92nd year.  She died on the farm on which she was born, near Roblin, and which was settled on by her grandfather, one of the pioneers of the Township of Richmond, over 100 years ago.  She was a daughter of the late James McConnell and Catharine Campbell and was the last of a family of eight children.  The late Frank McConnell, who died about two months ago, was a brother.  Her husband died several years ago and she leaves no family.

Her funeral was conducted on Saturday by Rev. W. E. Mercer, of Roblin United Church and interment followed at Roblin Cemetery.

 

1939

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Sexsmith,

Thomas

 

FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR ROBLIN -

THOMAS SEXSMITH, A FARMER, MEETS A HORRIBLE DEATH WHILE PLOUGHING IN THE FIELD

Perhaps one of the most painful and distressing accidents that has happened in these counties in many years occurred about one mile north west of Roblin, on Thursday afternoon of last week, resulting in the death of a well-known resident of Richmond township, in the person of Mr. Thomas Sexsmith.  The unfortunate man was busily engaged ploughing in a field, and was nearly finished when he noticed a loose shoe on one of the horses.  He stopped the team, stepped in between them without unhitching the traces and pulled off the shoe.  It came off easier than expected and Mr. Sexsmith lost his balance, and fell over against the other animal.  This frightened the horses and they both started to run, throwing him in front of the plough.  The share caught him in the hip and side and caused a frightful wound.  In this manner he was dragged some forty or fifty rods, when the plough caught in a pine stump and raised high enough to release him.  The horses crashed into a nearby fence, the one falling.  Mrs. Sexsmith, widow of deceased and Mrs. Frank McConnell, who were in the house at the time, heard an unusual noise and Mrs. Sexsmith went out to see if there was anything amiss.  She soon discovered that the horses were in a mix-up, and hastened towards them to find the body of her husband lying upon the ground.  Willing hands were soon at the scene of the accident and he was taken to the house.  Dr. Vrooman was telephoned for, and, in the meantime, Dr. Horton, who was visiting his parents in Roblin, tendered his assistance, but all was of no avail, as the unfortunate man died in about an hour and a half.  He was conscious until the last and told his wife exactly how the accident happened.  His end was peace.  Mr. Sexsmith who would have been fifty-nine years of age on the 28th of this month, was an honest, upright citizen, honored and respected by all who knew him and his untimely death will be deeply regretted by all.  The funeral was held from his late residence on Saturday morning, service being held in the Methodist Church at Roblin.  The church was inadequate to accomodate all those who attended the service.  The text was:  “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”  Interment was made at Roblin.  Besides a loving wife, deceased leaves an aged mother, Mrs. William Sexsmith, who is eighty-six years of age and resides at Newburgh;  also six sisters, Mrs. Robert McGill and Mrs. Wesley McGill, Centreville;  Mrs. Robert Nugent, Newburgh;  Mrs. W. S. Baker, Hinch;  Mrs. B. F. Detlor, Arden;   Mrs. James Fitzgerald, Mackinaw, Mich.;  one brother, Mr. Edw. Sexsmith, Newburgh, Ont.;  two half sisters, Mrs. Wm. Clancy, Regina Sask., Mrs. C. E. Arnold, Mackinaw, Mich.; and one half brother, Mr. Joseph McGill, Regina Sask.

 

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Sexsmith,

William

 

WM. SEXSMITH - an old and respected resident of the Township of Camden, near Newburgh passed peacefully to his reward on July 25th after an illness of about two weeks.  He bore his suffering with Christian fortitude, knowing it was the Lord’s will.  Mr. Sexsmith was esteemed and respected by all who knew him and was the centre of a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn the loss of a king and affectionate husband and father.

 

ca 1899

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Sexton,

Daniel

 

SEXTON - In Toronto, on Tuesday, Feb. 15 1910, Daniel Sexton of the Toronto Police Force in his 26th year.  Funeral from family residence, concession 6, Floss to R.C. Church Cemetery at Phelpston on Friday morning at 9 o’clock.

 

1910

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Seymour,

Benjamin

Benjamin Seymour, Esq., Fredericksburgh, buried 18 Feb 1810.

1810

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Seymour,

Benjamin

 

The Late Hon. B. Seymour

Between one and two o'clock on Tuesday morning Senator Seymour breathed his last. The sad event was no unanticipated; indeed, for days it had been regarded by the medical attendants and relatives of the deceased as a certainty, and all were fully prepared for the announcement that he had passed away to the eternal rest. When a week ago last Friday the late Senator returned from Ottawa under the care of his son-in-law, Col. Williams, his condition of health was such as to induce painful apprehensions in the minds of all. From Sunday up to the moment of death he was semi-unconscious, occasionally giving utterance to incoherent remarks. Apparently he suffered very little, and his end was painless.

The late Senator was the only son of an English gentleman, who somewhere about 1793 settled in the township of Fredericksburgh, Lennox and Addington, for the representation of which counties in Parliament he was twice a candidate. the deceased was born at Fredericksburgh in 1806, and was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Kingston. In 1833 he married the daughter of the late Duncan McKenzie, Esq. Fourteen years - from 1844 to 1854 - he sat for Lennox and Addington in the Canadian Assembly, and from 1855 to the Union was a member of the Legislative Council. At Confederation he was appointed to the Senate of the Dominion of Canada by Royal proclamation, and it was while engaged in the discharge of the duties of that position that he was stricken down. He leaves a widow, one son, and three daughters, Mrs. (Col) Williams, Mrs. VanKoughnet, Toronto, and Mrs. Duckett, who resides in Ireland.

    

Mar 24 1880

Daily British Whig

Shane,

John

 

MR. JOHN SHANE -

On Wednesday, March 9th, 1938, Mr. John Shane passed away at his late residence, Camden East, in his 70th year.  Deceased was a son of the late James and Maria Shane of The Township of Camden.

He had always resided in Camden Township, on a farm near Camden East, except for the past seven years which were spent in the village of Camden East.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, formerly Eva Thomas, of Odessa and three sisters, Mrs. Sheldon Parks, of Ernesttown, Mrs. Fox, Napanee, Mrs. E. A. Watson, Port Credit, also two brothers, Mr. W. H. Shane of Deseronto, and Mr. George Shane, Camden East.  He was predeceased by two brothers, James and Thomas.

The funeral was held on Friday March 11th, at his late residence, conducted by Rev. W. R. Spencer.  Interment was made at Wilton cemetery.  The pall-bearers were Messrs. Walter Switzer, Arch. Alkenbrack, J. Cooper, Joseph Alkenbrack, Clement Cassidy and Mr. James Doyle.

 

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Shannon,

John

John Shannon, Camden, buried 23 Aug 1795.

1795

Langhorn's Anglican Registers 1787 - 1814

Shannon,

Matthew

SHANNON - At Centreville, on Saturday, April 3rd, 1915, Mr. Matthew Shannon.

1915

Scrapbook

Clipping

Shannon,

Mrs. Matthew

SHANNON - At Centreville, on Wednesday, April 7th, 1915, Mrs. Matthew Shannon.

1915

Scrapbook

Clipping

Shane,

Olive Maria

 

SHANE - At North Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, May 27th, 1936, Olive Maria Shane, in her 73rd year.

    

June 3 1936

Napanee Beaver

Sharp,

Abraham

 

Photo

 

SHARP - At Sillsville, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James Rennie, on Monday, 7th Sept, Abram Sharp in his eightieth year.

 

ABRAHAM SHARP - At the residence of Mr. James Rennie, Sillsville, on Sept. 7th , Mr. Abraham Sharp, an esteemed resident of Adolphustown Township, passed away at the ripe age of eighty years. Until within a few days of his death the deceased was enjoying his usual health, but on Friday he complained of soreness of the throat and the inflammation increased until on Monday morning he passed peacefully to his last rest. Mr. Sharp was born and always lived on the farm now occupied by his son, was esteemed and loved by those who knew him, and had not an enemy in the world. Two sons and two daughters mourn the loss of a kind father - George and Luther Sharp, Mrs. Jas. Rennie, of Sillsville, and Mrs. Whitney, of Lethbridge, Alberta, who have the sympathy of all their friends in their bereavement. (**No year given, however, this obituary appears with others written in 1903**).

 

 

Sept 11 1903

Napanee Beaver

 

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Sharp,

Adelaide

(nee Rikley)

 

The Late Mrs. Adelaide Sharp

Mrs. Adelaide Sharp, a 90-year-old resident of town, and a former resident of South Fredericksburgh, died this week at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hines, Water St., Napanee.

The late Mrs. Sharp was formerly Adelaide Rikley, a daughter of Henry Rikley and Elenor Diamond.

Her funeral was conducted at her late residence on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Dr. R. T. Richards, of Grace United Church, after which the body was place in Riverview cemetery vault.

 

Apr 5 1939

Napanee Beaver

Sharp,

Anna M.

   *  see Hough, Anna M.

Sharp,

Belyat

 

Died - Sharp - At Hay Bay, May 12th, Belyat Sharp, aged 40 years, 11 months and 11 days.

 

The Late Belyat Sharp (Napanee Beaver)

Belyat Sharp, Hay Bay, died of consumption on Sunday last, aged forty-one years. Deceased had been in poor health for some years, but only kept his bed for a few days before death. He was thrice married, his first wife being a daughter of Joseph Sproule, Odessa; the second was Ida, daughter of James Galt, North Fredericksburgh, by whom he had one son who survives; the third wife who also survives him, is a daughter of Brock Lapoint, of Petrolea. He also leaves an aged father and mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Loyst, South Fredericksburgh, and Mrs. Adam Parks, Belleville. The funeral took place on Tuesday to the Hay Bay cemetery. The sermon was preached by Rev. H.E. Allen. The venerable Rev. David Wilson assisted in the service. The Independent Order of Foresters, of which Mr. Sharp was a member, of Court Hay Bay, conducted the ceremony.

      

May 23 1895

Weekly British Whig

Sharp,

Catherine

   *  see Hough, Catherine

Sharp,

Cynthia

 

SHARP - At Bath, on Jan. 28th, 1880, Cynthia Sharp, aged 81 years and 1 month.

 

Feb 7 1880

Napanee

Beaver

Sharp,

Cyrus H.

 

CYRUS H. SHARP – Cyrus H. Sharp died at his late residence 98 Walker Avenue, Toronto, Thursday, June 15th.  He was the son of the late John Sharpe J.P., and Margaret Sharp of Bath, Ontario, and was in the 75th year of his age.  He married Emily V. Bell, daughter of the late Frances and Catharine Bell of Sharpton, Ontario.  The funeral service was held at his late Toronto home Friday, June 16th, and the burial at Cataraqui Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, June 17th, was conducted by the Rev. A. P. Stanley of The North Runnymede United Church, Toronto.  Rev. Dr. Thomas M. Green, pastor of Queen Street United Church, Kingston, assisted at the graveside, speaking highly of the deceased, who had been a member of his church many years.  The late Mr. Sharpe had resided in Kingston thirty years previous to his removal to Toronto about a year ago.  He was well known about the city and highly respected.

Surviving him besides his widow are:  Katherine Sharp a sister of Napanee, John B., a brother of Bath.  Lucas an elder brother and Julia wife of Prof. Holgate predeceased him several years ago.

 

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Sharp,

Elisha

 

SHARP - At Hay Bay on Tuesday 30th August, Elisha Sharp, aged 71 years 4 months and 7 days.

  

Sept 2 1898

Napanee Beaver

Sharp

Elizabeth Ann

 

SHARP – At South Fredericksburgh on November 15th, Elizabeth Ann Sharp, aged 93 years.

   

Nov 19 1925

Daily British Whig

Sharp,

Ellen

(nee Huff)

 

Died - On the 3rd Feb., at South Fredericksburgh, Ellen Huff, the esteemed wife of Mr. Abraham Sharp, of consumption, aged 42 years and 6 months.

     

Feb 9 1874

Daily News

Kingston

Sharp,

Gertrude

   *  see Hines, Gertrude (nee Sharp)

Sharp,

Jane

 

Died At Age of Ninety Eight

Mrs. Jane Sharp of Sidney Passed Away at Northport

Mrs. Jane Sharp, widow of the late James P. Sharp, is dead at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Martin Foster, Northport. Mrs. Sharp was in her 98th year, having been born in Adolphustown of U.E.L. ancestry in 1820. She resided most of her life in Sidney on the fourth concession. Mrs. Sharp was a lifelong Methodist. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. Caverley, of Northport and Mrs. W.M. Shorey, Sidney and two sons, J.O. Sharp of Sidney and Albert J. Sharp. the remains will be taken to Belleville cemetery vault.

   

Feb 28 1918

Weekly Ontario

Sharp,

Luke

 

A sad and terribly sudden death occurred yesterday morning at Morven, when Luke Sharp, a well known and highly respected farmer, died with but a few moments warning. The deceased was attending to his stock and leading a spirited colt about the yard, when he called to his son to take the colt into the stable that it had kicked him. He walked a few steps and fell to the ground, expiring almost instantly. Upon examination no marks of a kick could be found upon his person and it is thought that none occurred, but as he was troubled with his heart, that a fright caused the spasm that proved fatal. He leaves a family of three children, a daughter and two sons. It was only last April that Mrs. Sharp died. Deceased was a son of squire John Sharp, Napanee, who until a couple of years ago resided at Morven. The funeral takes place on Friday afternoon at one o'clock to the White church, Morven. The remains will be deposited in the vault to await burial beside his wife. The deceased was about forty-eight years of age.

      

Nov 21 1901

Daily British Whig

Sharp,

Luther

 

Photo

 

Sharp - drowned at Hay Bay on Thursday, Nov. 26th, 1903, Martin Luther Sharp, aged [42] years and 5 months.

 

Sad Drowning Accident

Sad indeed was the news which reached Napanee on Friday morning concerning the drowning of Mr. Luther Sharp, Sillsville, on Thursday. It seems he went out on the ice in the morning to take care of his fishing nets, and after seeing they were all right started to visit a neighbor who lived not very far away, and had gone but a short distance from his nets when he broke through and was drowned. That the unfortunate man made desperate efforts to save himself was evidenced by the fact that the ice for twenty feet square had all been broken up in his attempts to climb out upon the ice. As he did not return to his home in the evening his wife became anxious and a search party was organized. He was traced to the location of his nets, and from there his footsteps led towards his neighbors, which the search party followed until they came to the hole in the ice. The body was not recovered until the next morning, when it was grappled for and recovered in about twelve feet of water. Deceased was about thirty years of age and leaves a wife and one child, who are prostrated over the sad affair. The remains were brought to Napanee on Sunday and placed in the Western Cemetery vault.

 

On Sunday, Nov. 30th, the remains of the late Luther Sharp, the victim of the sad drowning accident which occurred on Hay Bay, were laid to rest. The funeral, which was very largely attended, was conducted by the Independent Order of Foresters, a number of Orangemen also being present, in both of which fraternities he was a member. Mr. Sharp was born and always lived at Sillsville, and his honesty, genial manner and kindness of heart won for him many staunch friends. He leaves a widow and one son well provided for; one brother George, who occupies the old homestead; two sisters, Mrs. Jas. Rennie, Sillsville, and Mrs. Whitney, Lethbridge, NWT to mourn his untimely end. The family and friends have the deep felt sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement, which follows that of the loss of the father less than three months previous to his son.

     

Dec 4 1903

Napanee Express

 

Dec 4 1903

Napanee Beaver

Sharp,

Sarah Jane

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on the 26th ult., Sarah Jane Sharp, aged 23 years and 9 months.

    

Feb 13 1878

Daily News

Sharp,

William

 

Sad Case of Drowning

The Express records the untimely end of Mr. William Sharp, of Fredericksburgh, and a nephew, a boy of about eight years of age, by drowning in Hay Bay on Friday evening last. Mr. Sharp had, during the day, been working with a son on his farm in North Fredericksburgh, and towards evening started for his home south of the Bay, in company with his little nephew, a son of C. Sharp, of Violet. They were not seen alive after they went on the ice to cross. As he did not reach home that night Mr. Sharp's wife became uneasy, and it was a once suspected that he was drowned. On Saturday at a hole near the shore both bodies were found.

 

The funeral of the late Wm. Sharp, mason, who was drowned in Hay Bay a few weeks ago, will take place on Sunday.

    

Jan 7 1876

Daily British Whig

 

Feb 12 1876

Daily British Whig

Sharp,

William

 

William Sharp, Hay Bay, died of consumption on Sunday last, aged forty-one years. Deceased had been in poor health for some years, but only kept his bed for a few days before death. He leaves a widow and one son. The funeral takes place today to the Hay Bay cemetery.

         

May 16 1895

Weekly British Whig

Sharpe,

Datus Roderick

 

D.R. Sharpe -

The death occurred April 7 in the Kingston General Hospital of a well-known South Fredericksburgh Township farmer, Datus Roderick Sharpe, of Sillsville. He was 64.

Mr. Sharpe leaves his wife, the former Helen F. Milling, and a son, G. Hugh Sharpe, RR 2 Napanee, and a daughter Mrs. Basil Ballance (Frances), of Strathcona, as well as a brother, Wilkie Sharpe, of Calgary, Alta.

The funeral was held at the Tierney Funeral Home April 9, with interment at Sillsville Cemetery. A Masonic service took place Sunday evening.

Garnet Potter, student United Church minister at Conway officiated.

The late "Rod" Sharpe was born at Sillsville and had lived there all his life on a farm acquired by an ancestor who came from Pennsylvania in 1796 and Mr. Sharpe was buried beside the four generations of the family who had lived on the farm before him. He was a son of the late George Sharpe, and his wife, the former Amelia Huffman.

Active in community life and farm organizations, Mr. Sharpe had been reeve of his township in 1938, 1939 and 1940, and when the public and high schools in Napanee were administered by a combined Board of Education he was a trustee on this board for seven years. He was also active in the Masonic Order and was a past master of Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 119 at Bath, and had served as a Grand Lodge officer.

The funeral was held from the Masonic Temple in Napanee and pall-bearers were  Thomas Bowen, Ross Allison, Morley Creighton, E.F. Kayler, George Miller and Elburn Zeran.

Flower-bearers were William and John Elliot, Walter Gilbert and E.C. Hogarth.

 

Among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. MacDonald, Mrs. A.E. Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilcox, all of Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hunter, and Bob, of Brooklin, Ont., Mr. and Mrs Jack White, of Lansdowne; Mr. and Mrs C.L. Sharp and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sharpe, all of Kingston, and Wilkie Sharpe, of Calgary Alta.

   

Apr 18 1962

Napanee Beaver

Sharpe,

John

 

John Sharpe of Fredericksburgh late of Coleraine Ireland, died on Friday 16 March 1838 aged [blank] and was buried on the Sunday following (18th) by me Saltern Givens.

  

1838

Parish Register

Napanee

Sharpe,

Mary Eleanor

   *  see Neville, Mary Eleanor

Sharpe,

Mary Etta

  *   see Moore, Mary Etta

Shaver,

William Thomas

 

OBITUARIES - WILLIAM THOMAS SHAVER -

Napanee lost one of its oldest and highly respected citizens in the death of William T. Shaver, on Wednesday, April 24, 1963, at the Kingston General Hospital.

In his 88th year, Mr. Shaver had been blessed with excellent health all his life which, he always claimed, was due to “hard work, and good living habits.”

Mr. Shaver was born in Winchester, Ont., on August 3, 1875, the eldest son of the late James Rodney and Louisa T. Shaver.  The family moved to Selby when Mr. Shaver was a young boy and, as a young man, he settled in Napanee where, except for two years in Bassano, Alberta, and two years in Peterborough, he spent his whole life.  A carpenter and decorator by trade, he was employed for several years by the Gibbard Furniture Company prior to going into business for himself in 1931, retiring in 1947.

Mr. Shaver had resided at 181 Dundas St. for 41 years.  He was a member of Trinity United Church and of Union Lodge No. 9, and had served as chairman of the property committee in both cases.  Until his retirement he was also a member of the Napanee Rotary Club, Oddfellows Lodge No. 86, and the Riverside Cemetery Board.

His main hobby was reading and he maintained a keen and up-to-date interest in local and world affairs all his life.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Isabella Gentle, in 1949, and by a brother Wilford, and a sister, Mrs. Ralph Ham (Louisa).  He is survived by his widow, the former Edna VanAlstyne (Taylor), and a brother, Kenneth, of Mission City, BC., and a sister, Mrs. Roy Smith (Bertha), of Bassano, Alta.

The body rested at the Tierney Funeral Home.  A Masonic service was held on Thursday evening.  Private service was held Friday morning, April 26 at 11 o’clock a.m., Rev. W. K. Pace officiating.

Pall-bearers were Clifford Walker, Dorland Perry, Russell VanAlstyne, Glenn C. Herrington, Milton Martin, and Gordon MacGregor.  Interment was a Riverside Cemetery.

 

1963

From the Duffett

Scrapbooks

Shaw,

Alexander

 

Injured His Hand;  Lockjaw Ensued,  Alex. Shaw Dies.

A sad death occurred at the Hotel Dieu on Sunday night when Alexander Shaw, of this city, passed away after an illness of two weeks’ duration.  Mr. Shaw was injured in the hand at the Kingston hosiery mills about two weeks ago, and lock-jaw developed Thursday, which though every known scientific remedy was used resulted in his death.  Deceased was a Roman Catholic in religion, 34 years of age and unmarried.

 

The Daily Standard

Kingston

Mar 5 1912

Shaw,

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, dau of William and Jane Shaw, Fredericksburgh, buried 2 May 1788.

1788

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Shaw,

Myrtle

 

SHAW - At North Fredericksburgh, on Monday, May 31st, 1920, Myrtle Shaw, aged 27 years, 6 months and 3 days.

    

June 11 1920

Napanee Beaver

Shehan,

Edward

 

Edward Shehan, heart disease, no vocation, Napanee, buried Carscallen Cemetery, July 19 1891.

     

1891

Anglican Death

Records, Napanee

Shelley,

Albert James

 

SHELLEY - At his late residence, Napanee, R. R. 5, on Saturday, May 5, 1962, Albert George Shelley, beloved husband of Hilda Florence Scammell, dear father of Mrs. Roy Cole (Helen), Shannonville;  Henry, R. R. 2 Tamworth;  Raymond and David at home, in his 54th year. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service at the Napanee Baptist Church, Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m., Rev. D. Cairns officiating.  Interment Riverview Cemetery.

 

Memorial Card - In Loving Memory of Albert George Shelley, Beloved husband of Hilda Florence Scammell, Who passed away at his late residence, Napanee, R. r. 5 on Saturday, May 5th, 1962 in his 54th year.  Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home for funeral service at the Napanee Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 8th, 1962 at 2 p.m.  Rev. D. Cairns officiating.  Interment Riverview Cemetery.

 

1962

Lloyd Scrapbooks

Shelley,

Elsie May

(nee Knight)

 

SHELLEY - At the Kingston General Hospital, on Friday, March 22, 1963, Elsie May Knight, beloved wife of the late James Shelley, dear mother of Mrs. Steve Gulis (Elsie), Belleville;  Stanley, Campbellford;  Mrs. Philip Speed (Edna), Napanee;  Mrs. Albert Lloyd (Annie), Sillsville;  and Donald of Marysville, in her 74th year.  Mrs. Shelley is resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, on Monday, March 25 at 2 p.m.  Rev. W. L.. Simmons officiating.  Interment Riverview Cemetery.

 

MRS. ELSIE SHELLEY - In ill-health for the past six weeks, Elsie May Knight, beloved wife of the late James Shelley, of Napanee, died in the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, Mar. 22.  Deceased was born in England, 73 years ago, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Knight, and came to Canada as a bride and lived her life in Adolphustown and Napanee.

Mrs. Shelley was a member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Adolphustown and a member of the WA and Guild in that parish.  Moving to Napanee 13 years ago, she had been a member of St. Mary Magdalene’s church.

Surviving to mourn her loss are five children; Mrs. Steve gulis (Elsie) of Belleville;  Stanley, of Campbellford;  Mrs. Phillip Speed (Edna) of Napanee;  Mrs. Alber Lloyd (Annie), of Sillsville;  Donald, of Marysville.  There are 12 grandchildren, and three sisters, in England.

Mrs. Shelley rested at the Tierney Funeral Home.  Service was held in St. Mary Magdalene's Church on Monday, Mar. 25, 1963 at two o’clock p.m.  Rev. W. L. Simmons officiated.  Interment was at Riverview Cemetery.

The pall-bearers were six grandsons; Rodney Lloyd and Stanley Shelley, Jr., John Speed, Nick Gulis, Donald Shelley, Jr., and Douglas Thompson.

 

1963

Lloyd Scrapbook

 

Apr 3 1963

Napanee Beaver

Shelley,

Florence Annie

   *  see Lloyd, Florence Annie (nee Shelley)

Shelley,

Gwendolyn

   *  see Spearing, Gwendolyn (nee Shelley)

Shelley,

James

 

SHELLEY - At the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 1951, James Shelley, beloved husband of Elsie may Knight, and dear father of Mrs. Stephen Gulis (Elsie) Belleville, Stanley James, Campbellford;  Mrs. Philip Speed (Edna May) Napanee;  Mrs. Albert Lloyd (Annie) Sillsville, and Donald John of Dorland, in his 65th years.  Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee.  Funeral service at St. Mary Magdelane Church on Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m.  Rev. W. J. Robinson officiating.  Interment Riverview Cemetery.

 

JAMES SHELLEY - James Shelley, of Napanee, a former well-known resident of Adolphustown for many years, died in the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, July 25th. 

Mr. Shelley, who was born in England nearly 65 years ago, came to Canada forty years ago, and settled in Adolphustown where he farmed until April 1950, when he retired and came to Napanee.  He was a member of St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Adolphustown and of St. Mary Magdalene’s church, in Napanee.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Elsie May Knight and by three daughters and two sons:  Elsie, Mrs. Stephen Gulis of Belleville; Edna, Mrs. Phil. Speed, of Napanee;  Annie, Mrs. Albert Lloyd, of Sillsville;  Stanley, of Campbellford and Donald of Dorland.  He also leaves six brothers, three sisters, Mrs. Merritt of Deseronto, Sarah and Mary in England; Joseph, Sam, Williams and Albert Shelley, in Canada, Jack and Charlie in England.  He also leaves ten grandchildren.

His funeral was conducted by Rev. W. J. Robinson on Friday, July 27th at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, in Napanee, and interment was in Riverview Cemetery.  The pall-bearers were his four brothers, Messrs. Joseph, Samuel, William and Albert, and two former neighbours, Roy Smith and Roy Johnson.  Flower-bearers were three grandson, Stanley Shelley, Jr., Rodney Lloyd and James Gulis.

 

1951

Lloyd Scrapbook

Shelley,

Joseph

 

Shelley, Joseph - At Lenox and Addington County Hospital, Napanee on Friday, July 13, 1979, Joseph Shelley, of RR 2 Napanee, in his 85th year., beloved husband of Susan Allen; dear father of Dorothy Louise (Mrs. Gordon Demore), RR 1 Milford; John Joseph of Cherry Valley; Walter Charles of RR 2 Napanee; Gwendolyn Annetta of RR 1 Bath; and the late Thomas, Albert and Violet, dear brother of Annie Merritt and William Shelley, both of Napanee, loved by fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Mr. Shelley is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. West, Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel, Monday, July 16 at 2 p.m. Reverend Kirby officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation or St. Alban's Church Memorial Fund, Adolphustown, would be appreciated by the family.

 

1979

Newspaper

Clipping

Shelley,

Mabel

(nee Curtis)

 

SHELLEY, Mabel - At Lennox & Addington County General Hospital on Monday, November 10, 1980, Mabel Curtis, beloved wife of William Shelley, dear mother of John, Sarnia; Robert, Hamilton; Ken, British Columbia; Charles, RR 6 Napanee; Mrs. Ross Powell (Margaret), Ron, Mrs. Maurice Powell (Monica), all of RR 2 Napanee; sister of Elizabeth Bryant, Winnie Coombs and Nellie Dare of England. Resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, Funeral Service will be held in St. Alban's Church, Adolphustown on Thursday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Robert Hales officiating. Interment in St Alban's Cemetery. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

    

1980

Newspaper

Clipping

Shelley,

Randy A.

 

Shelley, Randy A. - Peacefully at home on Sunday, January 25, 2004, with his family by his side, Randy Shelley, in his 47th year. Beloved husband of Cheryl Simpson. Dear father of Rhonda and James. Loving grandfather of Letetia. Survived by his parents Walter and Katherine. Dear brother of Carol and John Mack, Gary and Vivian, Marlene Boomhower, Joe and Debbie, Dan, and Brenda and Larry Garrison. Fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Bob and brother-in-law Gene. The funeral will be held at the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, on Tuesday, January 27 at 11 a.m. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorial donations to the Kingston General Hospital Neo Natal Unit would be appreciated by the family.

 

Jan 2004

Napanee Beaver

Shelley,

Samuel

 

Sam Shelley Died Suddenly During Visit To England

Word was received on Monday of this week, of the sudden death, following a stroke of apoplexy, in England, of Mr. Sam Shelley, a resident of the Sandhurst district for many years.

Mr. Shelley, accompanied by his wife, formerly Mary Hill, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. William Shelley, left their home at Sandhurst early in December, to spend several weeks with relatives in England. When they left Canada Mr. Shelley was apparently in good health.

Besides his wife, he leaves five sons, James, in the army at Edmonton, and Charles, Sam, Jack and Henry in the Sandhurst district. He also leaves three brothers, Joe, William and Albert.

Mr. Shelley, who was about fifty years of age came to Canada thirty years ago and had resided in South Fredericksburgh and Adolphustown, since that time.

 

SAMUEL SHELLEY - BATH - The sudden passing on Jan 6 of Samuel Shelley while visiting relatives in England came as a great shock to his family and friends, as he had been in apparent good health when he and his wife begin their trip last fall.  The late Mr. Shelley was born in Southampton England, about 50 years ago and for the past 30  years had made his home in Canada.  It was his one ambition to revisit the land of his birth.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Alice Hill, as well as five sons, Charles of Conway, James in Edmonton, Jack in Adolphustown, Sam in Hamilton and Henry at home;   10 grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Albert Merritt; five brothers and several nieces and nephews.  His brother, James Shelley, predeceased him last summer.

Funeral service was held in Blackfield Baptist Church with interment in the family plot.

Since most of Mr. Shelley’s relatives are in this district  a memorial service was held for the relatives and friends in Adolphustown United Church, conducted by the minister, Rev. Mr. Stewart.

 

Jan 9 1952

Napanee Beaver

 

ca 1952

Lloyd Scrapbook

Shelley,

Walter Charles

 

Shelley, Walter - Peacefully, at the Kingston General Hospital, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Walter Charles Shelley of Adolphustown in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Katherine (nee Robinson). Dear father of Carol Mack (John); Gary (Vivien); Marlene Boomhower (John); Joe (Deb) of Marmora; Dan; Brenda Garrison (Larry); Ken (Kim). Lovingly remembered by 19 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Survived by brother John of Cherry Valley. Predeceased by sons Bob and Randy, son-in-law Gene Boomhower and great grandson Mitchell Gallagher. Predeceased by parents Joseph and Susan Shelley, and sisters Dorothy and Gwen. The family will receive friends at the WANNAMAKER-TIERNEY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, April 14th from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Dorland Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

Apr 2011

Napanee Beaver

Sherman,

Infant Son

 

SHERMAN - At Hay Bay, on Sunday, 9th August, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherman.

       

Aug 21 1908

Napanee Beaver

Sherman,

Catherine

Agnes

 

At North Fredericksburgh on April 13th, 1912, Catharine Agnes Sherman, beloved wife of Mr. John Sherman, aged 53 years, 10 months, 25 days.

 

BAYCENTRE - The angel of death visited the home of Mr. John Sherman on Saturday morning last and bore away the spirit of his dearly beloved wife. The deceased had been ailing for some time but was able to be about until two weeks before her death. She was a great worker in the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member for a number of years, and will be greatly missed by her many friends. The funeral was largely attended on Sunday afternoon in Hay Bay Presbyterian Church, the service being conducted by Rev. Dr. Howard. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, including a very beautiful pillow of flowers from the Ladies Aid, of which the deceased belonged. She leaves besides her sorrowing husband five sons and one daughter: James, of Gretna; Byron and Frank, of Kingston; Ward and Will at home, and Miss Elsie of Kingston. The whole community mourns her loss and sympathizes with the sorrowing husband and family.

 

Apr 19 1912

Napanee Beaver

 

1912

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Sherman,

Isiah

 

SHERMAN - At Adolphustown, on Saturday March 18th, 1922, Isiah Sherman, aged 68 years, 2 months.

 

Mar 21 1922

Napanee

Express

Sherman,

James Stanley

 

JAMES STANLEY SHERMAN - Funeral of James Stanley Sherman, 76, of Deseronto, was conducted by Rev. D. R. Blair at White and Morris Funeral Home, on Mar. 4, 1963 at two o’clock p.m.  Pall-bearers were Blake Moore, Donald Gault, Barney Thompson, Edwin Harvey, George Hopping and John Graham.

Born and educated in North Fredericksburgh Township, Mr. Sherman was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John James Sherman.  Ailing for some time, he was a retired fisherman.

Predeceased by his wife, the late Pearl Sherman, he is survived by a son, Ivan, Kingston and a sister, Mrs. George McGown (Elsie), also of Kingston. 

Mr. Sherman was a member of Deseronto United Church.

 

Lloyd Scrapbooks

Sherman,

John

 

SHERMAN - At North Fredericksburgh on Tuesday, March 7th, 1922, John Sherman, aged 72 years.

 

Mar 14 1922

Napanee

Express

Sherman,

Morley Harold

 

Sherman - At Adolphustown, on Friday, May 11th, 1923, Morley Harold Sherman, aged 11 days.

   

May 1923

Napanee Express

Sherman,

Robert

 

Robert Sherman, Hay Bay, died Aug. 21st inst. He was seventy-seven years of age, was born in the township of Sydenham, but for the past forty-five years had been a resident of Hay Bay. He leaves eight children, five boys, John, Isaiah, George, Fred and Murney, all residents of North Fredericksburgh, and Mrs. John McCullough, of Corbyville, Mrs. John Rennie, Hay Bay, and Miss Eliza, at home.

 

Robert Sherman, North Fredericksburgh, aged seventy-six years, passed away on Wednesday. the funeral takes place from his late residence on Friday morning to the Hay Bay cemetery.

    

Aug 29 1895

Weekly British Whig

 

Aug 26 1895

British Whig

Sherman/Shurman

W.

 

SHURMAN - At Hay Bay, May 22nd, W. Shurman, aged 32 years.

    

May 28 1887

Daily British Whig

Shetlar,

Elizabeth

(nee Jaynes)

 

MRS. ROBERT SHETLAR

NAPANEE, Jan. 4 -  A life-long resident of the county and town, Mrs. Robert Shetlar, passed peacefully away at her home on Hill Street shortly after two o’clock on Tuesday afternoon in her 76th year. Until a few days ago, Mrs. Shetlar had been enjoying good health when she was taken ill with pneumonia.

Before her marriage she was Elizabeth Jaynes, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jaynes.  She was born in Richmond Township where she resided for about 41 years.  For nearly 15 years she lived in Camden Township and came to Napanee 20 years ago.  She was a life-long member of the Methodist and United Church and attended Grace Church. She was a member of the Helping Hand Bible class and was also a member of Queen of Sheba Rebekah Lodge.  A sister, Mrs. Swift, resides in Rochester and a brother, John Jaynes, lives in Kingsford.

She leaves a family of four, Matthew, Stewart and Fred Shetlar and Mrs. Milton Doidge.

  

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Shetler,

Margaret E.

(nee Lucas)

 

The Late Mrs. Matthew Shetler

Following an illness of several weeks, the death occurred at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, February 9th, of Mrs. Matthew Shetler, of Deseronto.

Mrs. Shetler, who was formerly Margaret E. Lucas, was a daughter of Daniel Lucas and Mary McNally. She was born in North Fredericksburgh Township, but most of her life until her marriage was spent in Napanee, where she was employed for some years at MacGregor's Store. Her naturally bright and cheerful personality attracted many friends to her, who sincerely regret her death.

Mrs. Shetler is survived by her husband, one stepson, Don Shetler, Sarnia; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Vanalstine, Switzerville; one brother, Melburne Lucas, Rochville Center, Long Island, N.Y.; one niece, Mrs. George L. Howitt, Napanee, and two nephews, Cecil Harrison, San Francisco, Calif., and Edmund Harrison, Schenectady, N.Y.

Her funeral was conducted at St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Napanee on Tuesday afternoon, February 12 by Rev. W.J. Robinson, assisted by Rev. L.G.O. Walker, of Bath, and Rev. Mr. Blatchford, of Deseronto. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were Wm. Hill, Dempster Brown, Samuel Parks, Fred Mouldy, Alex. MacGregor, and E. Roach.

Active Pallbearers were six nephews, Robert, Harold, Victor, Gerald, Lorne and Gordon Shetler.

 

Feb 13 1952

Napanee Beaver

Shetler,

Maxwell M.

 

Newburg Man Dies of Injuries -

BROCKVILLE, Feb 28. -  Maxwell M. Shetler, 23, of Newburg, near Napanee, died in hospital here Sunday from injuries suffered in an accident Friday, when his car was struck by another auto at the westerly outskirts of Brockville.

His head, back and lungs were injured.  In the car with him was Andrew Card, also of Newburg, who was seriously hurt.  He was taken to Kingston General Hospital for X-ray treatment.

A car driven by Hilliard Gray, Toronto, skidded as it was leaving the new four-lane highway and crashed into Shetler’s car, forcing it against a Hydro pole and then into the ditch.  Shetler and Card had visited the scene of the new International Bridge and were starting fro home when the accident occurred.  In the car with Gray were J. Silverthorn, H.T. Dobson, M. Elliott, D. McPhee and A. M. Taylor, all of Toronto.  They were en route to Montreal.  An inquest will be held.  Shetler is survived by his parents and three brothers and two sisters.

 

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Shewman,

Amy Sophia

 

SHEWMAN - At her residence, Sillsville, on Sunday, August 19th, 1928, Amy Sophia Shewman, widow of the late Baltus E. Shewman, aged 66 years, 4 months, and 18 days.

    

Aug 22 1928

Napanee Beaver

Shewman,

Baltes

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on the 17th inst., Baltes Shewman, aged 96 years.

       

July 22 1865

Daily British Whig

Shewman,

B.E.

 

SHEWMAN - In Trenton, on March 28th, 1920, B.E. Shewman, formerly of Sillsville, aged 66 years.

    

Apr 9 1920

Napanee Beaver

Shewman,

Francis

 

SHEWMAN - At North Fredericksburgh, on Sunday, Nov. 5th, 1911, Francis Shewman, aged 78 years.

 

Francis Shewman, of Gretna, who was burned some time ago by a lamp exploding, died in the general hospital Kingston on Sunday evening. He had been confined to the hospital for the past two weeks. He was seventy-eight years of age. The remains were sent to his home on Monday morning.

    

Nov 10 1911

Napanee Express

Shibley,

Jacob

 

In the township of Portland, on the 11th inst., Jacob Shibley, Esq., in the 93rd year of his age.

The deceased was one of the oldest U.E. Loyalists, and came in with his father in 1783, who settled near Bath. He was born in the first year of the American Revolution, and during the whole of his long and useful life, was strongly attached to British Institutions. He represented the County of Frontenac in the house of Assembly at a critical period in the history of Upper Canada, and contributed to settle the vexed question of the day, Responsible Government. For the past 20 years he took no part in politics, but lived in peaceful retirement on his fine property in Portland, where his memory will be long revered and remembered. The name of his descendants and those of his two brothers, who settled in Portland when he did, is Legion.

   

Nov 30 1869

Daily British Whig

Shibly,

Mrs.  Charles

(nee Wolverton)

 

DEATH OF MRS. SHIBLY - After a life of 86 years of faithful service to her Master, and loving and unselfish devotion to her family Mrs. Charles Shibly slept peacefully away at her home at Harrowsmith on March 2nd.  She had been in declining health since the demise of her late husband, some four years ago.  Mrs. Shibly was the daughter of the late Lewis Wolverton, and was born and brought up on a farm near Kingston, being one of a family of seven, all having predeceased her. The last to go before her was the late Barnabas Wolverton, of Kingston.  She was married at an early age to the late Charles Shibly and went to reside in the township of Portland, about two and one-half miles from Harrowsmith, where she lived until her death.  The late Mrs. Shibly was one of the finest Christian characters that it is one’s privilege to come in contact with, and was loved by all who knew her.  In religion she was a Presbyterian having being a member of that religious body for over sixty years.  She was a life member of the W. F. M. S. She is survived by a son, Joseph E. Shibly, on the homestead, and two daughters, Mrs. S. F. Stewart of Harrowsmith, and Mrs. James Cormack, of Vars.

 

**Original newspaper obituary definitely gives “Wolverton” as maiden name. 

Suggested correction:  Maiden name should be Wartman instead of Wolverton.**

 

The Daily Standard

Kingston

Mar 5 1912

Shirley,

Dr. Thomas

 

Dr. Thomas Shirley, another of the landmarks of Napanee, died on Nov. 28th, in his 73rd year. He was not only one of the first residents of the town, but one of the oldest practising physicians in this part of the province. Deceased was born in Ireland, his father being a Church of England clergyman. The family emigrated in 1820, and took up their residence at Camden East. His father built the Anglican church at that place. Deceased began the study of medicine in Kingston in 1834. He graduated in 1841 from which date he began his practice in Napanee. He continued in active work until about nine years ago. He was able to walk out occasionally but not to attend business.  About six weeks ago more serious symptoms were apparent and his decline was very rapid. In 1850, Dr. Shirley married Margaret Ann, daughter of Daniel Pringle, of Napanee, who survives him.

    

Dec 7 1888

Daily British Whig

Shorey,

Amy D.

(nee Detlor)

 

SHOREY - At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday march 9th, 1906, Amy Detlor, beloved wife of Wm. Shorey, aged 47 years and 2 months.

 

Amy D. Detlor, beloved wife of Mr. Wm. Shorey, North Fredericksburgh, died on Friday morning last, 9th Mar., after a lingering illness aged forty-seven years. Deceased was a daughter of the late St. George Detlor and leaves a husband and grown son and daughter to mourn the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother. Deceased leaves five sisters, Mrs. W.A. Dafoe, Port Huron, Mich.; Mrs. Seifert, North Dakota; Mrs. Martin; Mrs. Clapp; and Mrs. Weese in the Northwest. The funeral took place from her late residence, Palace Road on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the remains being placed in the vault of the Eastern Cemetery.

 

Mar 16 1906

Napanee Express

 

From Mrs. Walter Paul's scrapbook

Shorey,

Ann Catherine

(nee Percy)

 

Obituary - Ann Catherine Percy - Relict of the late Miles Shorey, died in Napanee on Saturday last, 23d October, in her 83d year. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. John Percy, a pioneer of Napanee. Her husband died at Napanee about nine years ago, since which time she has resided in town. Mrs. Shorey is the last remaining member of the Percy family, her brothers and sisters all preceding her. She was a lady of unblemished character, an affectionate wife and kindly neighbor, numbering every one that knew her as a friend. She was a life long member of the Methodist church The funeral service took place at her residence on Monday morning at 10.30. Rev. C. Parker conducting it, in the absence of her pastor, Rev. Dr. Crothers. The remains were taken to the family plot on the old Shorey homestead on the Palace road.

 

Oct 29 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Shorey,

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth, wife of Miles Shorey of Camden died of dropsy following her confinement, on 3d November 1836 and was buried on the 5th of the same month at Switzers Chapel in Ernesttown by me, Saltern Givins

  

1836

Parish Register

Tyendinaga

Shorey,

Emma

(nee Bristol)

 

Emma Bristol, beloved wife of Egerton R. Shorey, passed from earth to rest and her heavenly reward, on Sunday evening, Oct. 15th, 1911, suddenly, in North Toronto. She gave her heart and life to her Saviour when quite young and was a faithful christian to the end. She was a member of the Methodist Church about 55 years. She was born in South Fredericksburgh on April 5th, 1841, being a daughter of John W. and Catharine Bristol. She leaves to mourn her departure her sorrowing husband, to whom she was married on Sept. 18th, 1860, two sons and three daughters and eight grandchildren; Amos B. and Nelles C. Shorey, of Toronto; one married daughter, Mrs. Hinchcliff, of North Toronto; Miss Bertha and May, at home, and two brothers and one sister.

     

Nov 24 1911

Napanee Beaver

Shorey,

George

 

Obituary - The Late George Shorey

On Sunday last the death occurred in Fordwich, of Mr. George Shorey. Mr. Shorey was a well-known and highly respected citizen of the county. He lived practically his whole life in North Fredericksburgh, where he was a careful and prosperous farmer. Advancing years made it necessary for him to dispose of his property some three years ago. After that he and Mrs. Shorey went to Fordwich and took up their residence with their son, Kenneth, who is a medicinal practitioner there.

For the last two or three months, Mr. Shorey has been in failing health. But the end came rather unexpectedly on Sunday. The remains were brought to Napanee to the home of Mr. Sidney McKim, from whence the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Shorey left a lasting influence in the community where he spent his life. He was always associated with every good cause, and gave of his time and energy to the advancement of the welfare of his district. He was, at the time of his death, the oldest member of the Official Board of Trinity United Church at Napanee.

There are left to survive him his wife, and a son, Kenneth of Fordwich, and many cousins in and around Napanee.

 

June 18 1930

Napanee Beaver

Shorey,

James

 

James Shorey, a native of Switzerville, and nearly a life-long resident of this county, died at the residence of his son, E.R. Shorey of Toronto, at the ripe age of 81 years. Mr. Shorey was a man universally respected and esteemed, who perhaps had not an enemy in the world. He was a prominent and consistent member of the Methodist church from boyhood. He took part in building the old Switzerville Methodist church when a boy of 18 years, and was one of its official members for half a century or more. He was a man of intelligence and a member of the reform party. Some years ago he left the farm and became a resident of Napanee, where two of his sons resided. Since the death of his wife he has resided with his son in Toronto. The funeral takes place in the Eastern Methodist church here to-day. He leaves a large number of friends and relatives in this country, who will long hold him in kind remembrance.

    

Apr 5 1892

Daily British Whig

Shorey,

Jane Adelaide

(nee McKim)

 

SHOREY - At Toronto on Saturday, July 11th, 1936, Jane Adelaide Shorey, widow of the late George Shorey aged 79 years.

 

Resident of District For Many Years Died in Toronto

THE LATE MRS. GEO. SHOREY  The funeral of the late Mrs. Geo. Shorey, who died at the home of her son, Dr. Kenneth Shorey, 68 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto, on Friday night, was held at the home of her cousin, Mr. S. C. S. McKim, in Napanee, on Monday afternoon.   Rev. Harold E. Wellwood, minister of Trinity United Church, was in charge of the service, and interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, in the McKim plot.

Mrs. Shorey was a member of one of the oldest and best known families of this district.  She was formerly Jane Adelaide McKim and was a daughter of the late Nelson McKim and Harriet Shibley, and was born at Switzerville, seventy-nine years ago.  After her marriage to Mr. Shorey, she lived at Shorey homestead on the Palace Road, about four miles from Napanee.  About ten years ago, with Mr. Shorey, she went to live with their son, Dr. Kenneth Shorey at Glencoe, after retiring from active farming.  Two years later Dr. Shorey removed to Toronto where the home has since been made.

Although Mrs. Shorey had been in ill-health for the past four years, her death came unexpectedly.  The day of her death was also the day of her 79th birthday.  During the evening the event was marked by a family dinner party, which Mrs. Shorey attended.   After retiring to her room later in the evening, she was taken suddenly ill and passed away in fifteen minutes.

During her life near Napanee, Mrs. Shorey was a member of Trinity Church, where Mr. Shorey was also a member of the Official Board.  Together they gave long and valued service to the church.  Mrs. Shorey was active in the W.M.S. and Ladies’ Aid and in addition was a charter member of the W.M.S. at Switzerville Church.  Since her residence in Toronto, she was a member of St. George’s Church, where she continued to serve in many practical ways.

The death of her husband occurred six years ago, and she is survived by one son, Dr. Kenneth;   two sisters, Mrs. George Rose, in Melita, Man., and Mrs. Frank Boyes in California, and one brother, Palmer McKim in Vancouver.  She was predeceased by one sister and two brothers, Nelson and Anson, founders of the McKim Advertising Agency in Montreal.

The pall-bearers at the funeral were Messrs. F.L. Hooper, F.B. Carscallen, W.D. Pennell, C.C. Bell, F.H. Perry, and John Wilson.

 

July 15 1936

Napanee Beaver

Shorey,

Miles

 

On the 13th inst., at his residence in Fredericksburgh, Mr. Miles Shorey Senr., in the 79th year of his age.

   

Mar 28 1855

Daily British Whig

Shorey,

Miles

 

At his residence in the Township of North Fredericksburgh, on the 5th instant, Miles Shorey Esq., aged 85 years.

   

Sept 15 1870

Daily British Whig

Shorey,

Rufus Albertus

 

RUFUS ALBERTUS SHOREY -  Son of James and Elizabeth Shorey, was born in Ernesttown on Sept. 4th, 1842, and was translated to his eternal home on January 15th, 1908, after years of affliction, which he bore to great patience.  He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church of Napanee, a member of the Trustee board, and Secretary Treasurer of the Envelop Committee until declining health caused him to resign.  He was educated in the Public Schools and Commercial College.  He was for many years a merchant and tax collector in Napanee, a man of honor in business and enjoyed the confidence of all who knew him.  He was twice married.   His first marriage was to Annie Scott, daughter of William Scott and his second marriage was to Eleanor Aylesworth, who preceded him six years.  He is survived by two brothers, Egerton R. Shorey, of Toronto and John W. Shorey of Belleville and one sister, Mrs. M.N. Hawley, who with her husband, ministered to him with untiring devotion to the end.  His end was peace.

 

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Shorey,

Samantha Eliza

 

SHOREY - At Newburgh Ontario, on Saturday, April 9th, 1932, Samantha Eliza Shorey, widow of the late John S. C. Shorey aged 90 years.  Funeral from her late residence on Tuesday, April 12th, 1932, at 2 p.m.  Interment in Newburgh Cemetery.

 

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Short,

Sarah

 

DIED - At Collin’s Bay, on Tuesday morning laft, the 29th, very fuddenly, MRS. SARAH SHORT, wife of Mr. David Short, aged 61 years.

    

Sept 5 1815

Kingston

Gazette

Shory,

Catherine

   *  see Asselstine, Catherine

Shriver,

Rosanna

Rosanna, dau of George and Katreen Shriver, Fredericksburgh, buried 2 Oct 1791.

1791

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Shuman,

Chehan Martin

Chehan Martin Shuman, Fredericksburgh, buried 6 Apr 1797.

1797

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Sicker,

Arthur E.

 

Sicker - At Hawley, on the 23d inst., Arthur E., only son of Mr. Wm. Sicker, aged 24 years, 4 months and 1 day.

  

Jan 27 1899

Napanee Beaver

Sicker,

Elizabeth

 

In the township of South Fredericksburgh, on the 14th instant, Elizabeth, wife of William Sicker, aged 30 years.

    

May 24 1866

Weekly British Whig

Sills,

Abram Dafoe

 

On Saturday, Nov. 29th , 1913, there died at his home in the Township of North Fredericksburgh, Abram Dafoe Sills, at the advanced age of 82 years and 11 days, having been born in the Township of South Fredericksburgh Nov. 18th , 1831. His parents, both of old UEL families were George Sills and Elizabeth Rombough, whose family, including deceased , numbered eleven, all of whom are with the great majority except John, of Tweed, and Stewart, of Chicago. His own family consisted of Mrs. Fred Chapin, of Ogdensburg NY, who died 1891; Mrs. Robert Prost, of Chicago Ill., and Edward, living on the farm adjoining his parents. Deceased married Rachael, daughter of the late Edward Cole, of South Fredericksburgh, and is survived by her, they having shared together, for sixty years, the joys and sorrows of a happy married life. Deceased was for many years Dominion Fishery Inspector. In politics he was a life long and consistent Liberal Conservative, and was a personal acquaintance and friend of the late Sir John Macdonald. The large concourse gathered at his funeral on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd to pay their last respects to his memory, testified to the personal worth of a true friend, a kind father and a loving husband. The remarks made by the Rev. W. D. Wilson, who conducted the funeral services, at the request of the deceased, assisted by the Rev. Geo. Nickle, were indeed very appropriate when he said concerning him who was gone, :"he was strong in his likes and strong in his dislikes, but a true friend whose word was his bond." The remains were place in Riverside Vault, awaiting burial in the family plot there.

 

1913

From Watson Scrapbooks

Sills,

Alberteena A.

[Albertina]

 

SILLS - At South Fredericksburgh, on July 14, 1930, Alberteena A. Sills, aged 62 years.

     

Obituary - Albertina A. Sills

In the death of Albertina A. Sills, wife of Mr. Fred Sills, on the 14th of July last, the church and congregation of St. Paul's, Sandhurst, suffered a severe loss. Connected with the church for something like 40 years, she was ever a most loyal, faithful and devoted member, and constant and regular in her attendance at Divine worship. For a period of thirty years she was a member of the choir. In the work of the Women's Auxiliary, she took a keen interest and an active part. The large gathering at her funeral, and the beautiful floral offerings that rested on the casket, bore eloquent testimony to the affection and esteem in which she was universally held.

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord; yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."

 

July 16 1930

Napanee Beaver

 

Sept 3 1930

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Archibald

 

At Conway, on 18th Aug, Archibald, son of Sylvester Sills.

    

Aug 27 1892

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Belle

 

SWEPT DOWN MOON CHUTE.  - Two Ladies From Toronto Meet Death by Drowning at Bala.

Bracebridge, Ont., July 20. -  On Tuesday morning two Toronto ladies, Miss Sills, an invalid, and her nurse, Miss Phillips, residing for some time with Mr. T. Burgess of Bala, went down the river in a rowboat.  As far as known they ventured too near the mouth of the Moon chute, and the current being very strong, they were swept down the chute.

Could Not Help Them

A party going down the river in a boat saw their danger, but they were too far from them to render any assistance.  They found the boat, cushions, oars, etc., at the foot of the rapids, but no signs of the unfortunate occupants.  The place where the accident happened is very dangerous, the current very swift and strong, and strangers should never venture near without a guide.  This is only one of a number of accidents that have happened at Moon chute.

Miss “Belle” Sills, as she was popularly known among her friends, was a daughter of Mr. E. G. Sills, ex-M.P.P., of Belleville.  She had been suffering from nervous troubles since last autumn, and was in charge of Miss Mary Phillips, who is a graduate of the Toronto General Hospital, and a daughter of Asa Phillips of Newmarket.

 

July 24 1899

Kingston News

Sills,

Clara

 

SILLS - At Napanee, on Nov. 5th, of diphtheria, Clara Sills, daughter of J. Escott Sills, aged 7 years and 10 months.

 

Nov 9 1877

Napanee

Express

Sills,

Clarissa J.

(nee Wright)

 

Clarissa J. Sills - relict of the late George B. Sills, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. Edwards, on Saturday, Oct. 16th, 1897. She was the fifth daughter of Capt. James Wright, an officer in the imperial service, was born at Marysburgh, Feb. 17th 1819, and was married to G.B. Sills, South Fredericksburgh, March 12th, 1838. Twenty years ago she came to Napanee to reside, where she made many warm friends by her cheerful disposition and sterling worth. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church for over fifty years, and her one desire was to know God's will and to do it. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a true friend. Four children survive her, J.E. Sills, of Rochester; Percival, of Ottawa; Mrs. J.C. Chamberlain, Kingston; and Mrs. G. W. Edwards of Napanee. Two daughters have passed on before. Hers was the death of the christian and she has gone to her reward.

 

Oct 22 1897

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Consider Haight

 

SILLS - At Napanee, on Thursday, April 20th, 1922, Consider Haight Sills, aged 67 years and 2 months.

    

Apr 28 1922

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Donovan

 

DEATH OF DONOVAN SILLS - Death Due to Pneumonia - Only One Week Ill - He Lived Here --- Donovan Sills, a retired grain merchant, died at his residence, Claremont Street, Toronto, Saturday morning. The cause of death was bronchitis and pneumonia, which resulted from a severe cold. Mr. Sills was in his seventy-sixth year, having been born in South Fredericksburgh, Lennox County in 1819. He carried on an extensive grain business in South Fredericksburgh and Kingston. He was a mason and was for years a member of the Lennox county council. He retired from business and removed to Toronto in 1890. He leaves a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters. One daughter is Mrs. C.E Wrenshell, of this city. Another is the wife of a clergy man in Kansas City. One son is extensively engaged in mining near Gunnison, Col., and the other is interested in real estate at Kansas City. Deceased was engaged in the grain business here from 1866 to 1880. He left here and located at Detroit, subsequently removing to Toronto. The remains will be interred at Sillsville, South Fredericksburgh, where he has a family burial plot, wherein his first wife is laid.

 

 

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

 

Mar 30 1896

Daily British Whig

 

Sills,

Edgerton Ryerson

 

Edgerton Ryerson Sills - On Sunday morning, July 5th, at his home, near Conway, in the Township of South Fredericksburgh, suddenly there passed away one of the best known and highly respected residents of the Township, in the person of Edgerton Ryerson Sills. The deceased was born in May, 1861, and was a lifelong resident of the township in which he died. In religion he was an Anglican, and was buried on Tuesday, July 7th, in St. Paul's Church cemetery, Sandhurst. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Henrietta May Claringbold, and his brothers, Frederick W. Sills, of Bath, Ont.; Dr. N.J. Sills, of Calgary, and Percival Sills, of Sillsville, Ont.; and his sisters, Mrs. Jas. Stratton, of Winnipeg, and Mrs. John Allen, of Cobalt. One sister, Mrs. Byron Robinson, of Toronto, predeceased him.

     

July 10 1925

Napanee Beaver

 

Sills,

Egerton

Ryerson

 

Photo

SILLS - At South Fredericksburgh on Wednesday, March 29th, 1916, Egerton Ryerson Sills, aged 83 years. - Omitted from last week.

Apr 7 1916

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Eleanor

   *  see Schryver, Eleanor

Sills,

Elizabeth

(nee Wagar)

 

SILLS - At North Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, January 20th, 1906, Elizabeth Sills, aged 85 years.

 

Mrs. Martin Sills - one of the oldest and most respected residents of North Fredericksburgh passed away on Saturday last, 20th inst., at the ripe old age of eighty-five years. Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Wagar, was a U.E. Loyalist descendant, and lived all her long, useful life in the neighborhood in which she died, and was widely known and respected. The following family are left to mourn, Mrs. Mary Walker, Port Huron; Mrs. Elizabeth Dibble, in Washington Territory; Charles and George, in Hinchinbrooke township, and Albert on the homestead. Deceased was a consistent member of the Methodist church. The funeral took place Monday afternoon to the Napanee cemetery vault.

        

Jan 26 1906

Napanee Express

 

Jan 26 1906

Napanee Beaver

Sills

Erastus R.

 

One of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Napanee passed to his reward on Tuesday, in the person of Mr. Erastus R. Sills, at the age of 78 years. For the past few months the deceased had been in very poor health, he having been a sufferer from heart trouble. On several occasions he was confined to the house, and to his bed, but rallied and was able to be out and meet his friends. A few weeks ago he was again taken seriously ill, the attack being the severest of any which he had previously had. His illness began to take a critical aspect as the days went by and for the past week, owing to his weakened constitution and advanced age, little hope was held out for his recovery.

Born in the Township of Richmond in the year 1851, the deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Sills, his parents being of United Empire Loyalist stock. For 68 years he resided on the old homestead, which is situated a few miles from Napanee, and which he helped to erect. During the years which followed, after he left school, he pursued farming, in which he was most successful. About ten years ago he decided to retire from the active duties of the farm and came to Napanee to enjoy a well earned competence. The deceased was the last surviving members of a family of five, his two brothers, Ibri and Uriah, and two sisters, Mrs.  James Empey and Mrs. Michael Pringle, having joined the great majority. The deceased, in his younger days, took an active interest in municipal affairs and was elected a member of the council of his native township. In politics he was a strong Liberal. He was also a sterling Christian and a church leader all his life. Of the original official board of the church of which he was a faithful steward throughout his life, he was one of two of the original board, the sole surviving member being Mr. Chas. Stevens, who is now 82 years of age.

The former Western Methodist Church, now Grace United Church, never had a more devoted servant than Mr. Sills, and health permitting, he was always in his accustomed seat on the Sabbath Day. A number of years ago he and his good wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and had he lived would have observed their diamond anniversary in another two or three years.

Of a family of six, four survive: Aylsworth, of Toronto, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia; Wellington, of Napanee; Garfield, on the old homestead and one daughter, Mrs. Will Ballance of Strathcona. Two daughters, Mrs. W.A. Davis and Mrs. John Fennell, of Oshawa, passed away some years ago. To the bereaved widow and family, as well as his many relatives, the sympathy of the community is extended.

The funeral took place on Friday afternoon from his late residence, to Grace United Church,  of which he was a devoted member for many years. The esteem in which he was held in the community was evidenced by the large attendance of relatives and friends present to pay their tribute to one who was greatly honored. Fitting eulogies were given by the pastor, Rev. W.P. Woodger, and Rev. E.N. Baker, Principal Emeritus of Albert college, Belleville, who was a former pastor and a close friend of the deceased. Mrs. Harold Denison contributed a very appropriate solo. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. F.L. Hooper, Wm. Dunbar, C.A. Wiseman, A.M. Caton, O.S. Reddick and J.W. Hambly.

   

Dec 4 1922

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

[Female Child]

 

Died - In South Fredericksburgh, on June 2nd, the daughter of Sylvester Sills, aged 3 years.

     

June 5 1880

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Flora Hellen

   *  see Johnson, Flora Hellen

Sills

George, Rev.

 

Obituary - For the Christian Advocate

“So long as there is mercy in a God, hope is the privilege of creatures,

And so soon as there is penitence in creatures, that hope is exalted into duty.”

“O Death what art thou, Antique of Nature’s marvels,

The seed and dormant chrysalis bursting into energy and glory!

There is found my gain - I triumph, where thou tremblest.

He stood in his integrity, just and firm of purpose,

Aiding many, fearing none, a spectacle to angels, and to men  -- Extracts.

REV. GEORGE SILLS, of South Fredericksburg, county of Lennox, departed this life on Monday, the 9th of April, 1860, in the 94th year of his age.  He was born in Pennsylvania, and came to Montreal in 1780.  He enlisted with Captain Gummersall in 1783;  and was discharged the same year.  Having drew land, as a U. E. Loyalist, he engaged, among the pioneers of this colony, to clear and cultivate the soil.  The opportunities for mental culture in that day were very few and defective.  His marriage to Miss Margaret Bell, which occurred in 1793, was an eventful step in his useful life.  A true woman, who early after marriage, embraced religion, and united with the M. E. Church.  A consistent life, yielding the fruits of true piety, led our late friend to the Saviour.  For about 8 months he drank the bitter cup of repentance, and at last obtained mercy in June, 1798.  As evidence of the new birth, he erected an altar in his house, and began to exhort and pray with his neighbors.  The Church took cognizance of his gifts and graces, and early authorized him to exhort.  His first license to preach bears date May 11, 1805, by Rev. Samuel Coates.  The first renewal is dated Kingston, August 9, 1806, signed Joseph Sawyer, President.  From that date he was honored and useful as a licensed Local Preacher, until the separation from our American Fathers in 1829.  He was probably the first person elected and ordained as a Local Deacon, by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada.  The parchment is dated Kingston, August 22, 1830, and signed Elijah Hedding, who had been requested by the infant Church to come to Canada and ordain the candidates, no Bishop being yet ordained.  After 10 years in this inferior office, he was elected and ordained an elder in the Church of God by the late Bishop Reynolds, and the elders of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada.

His labours were abundant, and always appreciated; the ministrations of our deceased brother were characterized by that fervor and frankness and force so prominent in all his acts.  The solemnity of his manner - the worth of his soul, and an ardent desire to make it free in Christ, called forth in his preaching the beauty of his mind, and the graces of his character; his person and voice commanding, persuasive.  His last sermon, a few weeks before his death was founded on Heb. 2: 6;  What is man that thou art mindful of him?”

Father Sills exemplified his profession openly, frankly, firmly, with all his energies he laboured to banish and drive away strange doctrines, maintaining that rule, “meddle not with those who are given to change.”  In the troubles of Methodism he was steadfast and consistent.  Born and trained in rural life, a true gentleman, a faithful friend, a good husband, and an honoured father, religion was the stay, the guide and ornament of his christian character.  A minister intimate with him remarked, “He loved the church and the Savior.”  By industry and frugality all his children enjoy a competence of this world’s goods.  A part of his revenue was consecrated to God.  His youngest son, who bears his own name, and succeeds him in his late home, was strongly beloved.  Will my brethren, who know him, join me in granting his late request, in furnishing some dates for this obituary. He says “Pray for us that we may all meet around our Father’s throne in glory.”  We have no concluding testimony;  our brother died suddenly, seated at the breakfast table, partaking of his morning meal.  Yet we rest secure.  At his own request, made some nine years since, the writer attended at his funeral accompanied by Revd’s D. Nelson, and J. Graham.  The remains of his late relict, was disinterred, and they were deposited together, to await the resurrection of the just. It has pleased God to remove him, - he is where and what he would be; his praise is in the churches, his record is on high!  And we glory in the grace, that saved him and kept him 62 years and crowned him at last.  We hope to meet him above.

JAMES GARDINER

Napanee April 27, 1860

 

Stray Newspaper Clipping

1860

Sills,

George B.

 

The Late George B. Sills, Napanee

The death of George B. Sills, Napanee, took place on Monday last in the seventy third year of his age. Deceased was ill about a month. He was a son of Rev. George Sills, a U.E. Loyalist, and one of the first Methodist Episcopal ministers in this section. Deceased was born on Sept. 22nd, 1816, in South Fredericksburgh. He was the youngest of a family of eight, who are all dead but one - Mrs. Wright, of Marysburgh. In the year 1838, he was married to Clara, daughter of Capt. J. Wright. They had a family of six, Percival Sills, Deseronto; Escott Sills, New York; Mrs. Chamberlain, Kingston; Mrs. Dr. Edwards, Napanee; Mrs. J.T. Akroyd, deceased, and a daughter Jane, who died when about nine years of age. About fourteen years ago Mr. Sills moved in Napanee. Deceased was a member of the Western Methodist Church. In politics he was a staunch reformer. For a number of years he was license inspector and performed the duties well.

    

June 20 1890

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Hazel

(nee Roblin)

 

MRS. ROSS SILLS -

Mrs. Ross Sills, Toronto (nee Hazel Roblin), eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Roblin, Napanee, died in Toronto on Wednesday night.  A bride of less than a year and a mother about two weeks, her death is inexpressibly sad. The late Mrs. Sills was born in Napanee and resided here all her life, until a short time before her marriage, and had many friends among the young people of Napanee.  Besides her heart-broken husband, she leaves her two weeks old son, her father and mother, two sisters and one brother.  The remains were brought to Napanee and the funeral took place on Sunday afternoon from the residence of her parents to Riverside vault.

 

Mar 28 1922

Napanee

Express

Sills,

Henrietta

 

Sills - At Sandhurst, South Fredericksburgh on Saturday, Nov. 26th, 1927, Mrs. Henrietta Sills, aged 67 years.

     

Dec 9 1927

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Isabella

   *  see Wagar, Isabella (nee Sills)

Sills,

Jane Ann

 

SILLS - At Hay Bay, Oct. 3rd., Jane Ann, wife of Mr. Newton Sills, aged 65 years and 2 months.

    

Oct 5 1900

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Jane Elizabeth

(nee Sharp)

 

SILLS - At her late residence, Mill Street, Napanee, on Thursday, May 25th, 1944, Jane Elizabeth Sharp, devoted widow of the late Hiram Sills.

 

The Late Mrs. Hiram Sills

Mrs. Hiram Sills, an aged resident of the town of Napanee, died on Thursday, may 25th, at her home, Mill Street, in her 86th year.

Mrs. Sills had been in failing health for the past year and had been confined to her bed for the last four months following a stroke.

She was born in Sydney Township, Hastings County and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sharp. Her parents moved to South Fredericksburgh in Lennox County when she was a young girl and all the rest of her life was spent in this county. A short time after her marriage she and her husband moved to the Hay Bay district in North Fredericksburgh until 1918, when they retired from active farming and came to reside in Napanee. Mr. Sills died in 1931 and since then her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Selwyn Black, had resided with her.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Selwyn Black and three granddaughters. She was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers.

While in the Hay Bay district, Mrs. Sills attended Hay Bay United Church and since coming to Napanee was a member of Grace United Church.

Her funeral was conducted at the Wartman Funeral Home, on Saturday afternoon by Rev. C.D. McLellan. Interment followed at Parks Cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Frank Smith, Fred Hines, A.E. Cook, Walter Higgs, Blake Sharp and Walter Huffman.

        

May 31 1944

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Johannes

Johannes Sills, Fredericksburgh, buried 21 Nov 1800.

1800

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Sills,

John C. Conrad

 

The Late Conrad Sills

On Wednesday Jan 2, South Fredericksburgh, died at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 22 days. Deceased was a son of Conrad Sills, one of the band o f U.E. Loyalists who settled in that township. His father settled on the farm adjoining the one on which the subject of this sketch spent the active days of his life, and the original homestead is still in possessions of the family. Deceased was of a quiet and retiring disposition, and never aspired to positions of public responsibility or honour, yet he was held in the highest esteem in the community. He was an earnest member of the Church of England. Deceased had been ailing since last spring. He leaves three sons and a wife.

    

Jan 7 1889

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Joseph

Joseph, son of Conrad and Sarah Sills, Fredericksburgh, buried 24 Feb 1794.

1794

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Sills,

Laura M.

(nee Robinson)

 

MRS. LAURA M. SILLS -In failing health for the past year, but only critically ill for a few days, Mrs. Laura Sills passed away at Kingston on Tuesday, April 7 1959. Mrs. Sills was the elder daughter of the late Holden Robinson and his wife the former Elizabeth Fretts. She had been a life-long resident of the Sandhurst district, a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church, and an interested worker in St. Paul's W.A. and Guild. The late Mrs. Sills is survived by her husband, daughter, Elizabeth and a sister, Mrs. W. Ackerman, Conway. The funeral service was held in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sandhurst, with the rector, Rev. J. Findlater officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald Young, P. G. Whitfield, James Carroll, Harry Babcock, Maurice Young and J. B. Elliot. Flower-bearers were Dennis Rowe, Edmund Wright, and Robert Hornibeck. Interment was in the family plot at St. Paul's Cemetery at Sandhurst.

 

SILLS - At Kingston, on Tuesday, April 7 1959, Laura Mabel Sills, daughter of the late Holden Robinson and Elizabeth Fretts. Resting at the residence of her niece, Mrs. William Smith, Sandhurst for funeral service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Sandhurst, on Thursday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. J. G. Findlater officiating. Interment Sandhurst cemetery.

 

1959

Records supplied by Mrs. Mertie Jean Ackerman

Sills,

Lawrence

 

DEATH BY LIGHTNING - We regret to hear that Mr. Lawrence Sills, who resided with his son-in-law, Mr. Samuel Hulet, in the 6th con of Sidney, was killed by lightning on the afternoon of Thursday, 15th instant. He was lying sleeping in his bed at the time, and was instantly deprived of life by the fluid, which entered a window in an adjoining room, and at the same time struck the side of the house, tearing the partition and floor, and destroying a clock and other furniture; it also riddled a pear tree which stood near the house, and the porch. Mr. Sills was one of the earliest settlers in the vicinity of Kingston, and has been living in Sidney for the last six years. He was 96 years of age, during 50 of which he has been connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was much esteemed by all who knew him. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place at Huntingdon on Saturday the 17th inst., at one o'clock; on which occasion a funeral sermon was preached in the Town Hall by the Rev. Mr. Bull, of the M.E. Church.

    

July 1 1854

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Levi

 

Levi Sills, of Napanee, died this morning in the Hotel Dieu.  He had an operation performed on him some days ago, but fever supervened and he died.  The remains were removed to Napanee.

 

Fatal Operation - The home of Nelson Sills, South Fredericksburgh, is one of mourning. His youngest son, Levi, has suffered much inconvenience for years, and latterly much pain from an internal complication. A short time ago he decided to undergo a surgical operation for relief, and with this in view went to Kingston where it was performed, and after a few days had elapsed, and he had recovered from the shock, the hope was indulged that it would prove successful; but blood poisoning supervened, and, on Wednesday morning proved fatal. Deceased was unmarried and had taught school for some time up to March last, when ill health caused him to desist. He was well and favorably known in town, where he attended the high school a few years ago.

     

July 20 1893

Toronto Daily Mail

 

July 22 1893

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Louise

(nee Huffman)

 

At Hay Bay, North Fredericksburgh, on April 29th, Louise Huffman, wife of John Sills, died of heart disease, aged seventy-one years and five months. Deceased was a sister of the late Hiram Huffman, Mrs. D. Outwater and Mrs. Andrew Pringle, Napanee, and Mrs. Jesse Amey, Ernesttown station.

    

May 3 1900

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Lucy

(nee McCabe)

 

Sills - At Richmond Jan 14th, Lucy McCabe, relict of the late Wm. R. Sills and mother of Messrs Ibra, Uriah and Erastus Sills of Richmond, aged 80 years and 2 months.

 

Jan 15 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Sills,

Margaret

   *  see Allen, Margaret

Sills,

Margaret

 

Deaths - Sills - At Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday, September 9, 1934, Margaret Isabel Sills, in her 21st year.

 

Girl Dies After Crash - Napanee - Critically injured when the motor car in which she was riding crashed into the rear of a truck on Highway No. 2 at the eastern approach to the town, Margaret Sills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sills of Sillsville, was taken to Kingston General Hospital, where, following an operation, she died Sunday morning.  The car was driven by Harvard Gunnell, also of Sillsville, and Stewart Loyst and Miss Rhoda Loyst accompanied. They too received minor injuries and were attended by Dr. T.M. Galbraith.  The car was ascending Roblin's Hill and another car was travelling west down the grade.  The truck was owned and driven by Albert Walsh, farer of North Fredericksburg Township.  Chief Constable Watts of Napanee investigated and an inquest will be held.

 

Sept 12 1934

Napanee Beaver

 

Sept 13, 1934

Stouffville Tribune

Sills,

Margaret

(nee Wright)

 

Mrs. Margaret Sills -

Mrs. Margaret Sills, an organist at Sandhurst Anglican Church for more than 40 years, died July 12 after an illness of several months. She was 80 years of age.

Mrs. Sills was an active member of the Woman's Auxiliary and of St. Paul's Guild in Sandhurst. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George A. Wright, Bath.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Everett Sills, Kingston, where they lived since retiring from Sandhurst nearly three years ago. Also remaining are two nieces, Mrs. George Needler, and Mrs. James Dougherty, Toronto; two nephews, Donald Wright, of Milton, and G. Neilson Roddick,  of Kingston.

Funeral service was held on July 16 from the Tierney Funeral Home in Napanee to St. Paul's Cemetery in Sandhurst. Rev. J. Findlater officiated.

Pall-bearers were Archie Wright, Fred Wright, Fred Neilson, James Carroll, Harry Babcock and Hugh Instant.

    

Aug 15 1962

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Marshall Newton

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on Thursday, March 14th, Marshall Newton Sills, aged 53 years and 5 months. The funeral service will be held in Hay Bay Methodist church on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.

 

SUDDEN CALL - The mystic boatman called very suddenly for Marshall Newton Sills, of Hay Bay, in the township of North Fredericksburgh on Thursday morning, March 14th.  He had been afflicted for some years with a lingering form of heart disease, but was feeling about as well as usual until the morning of his death, when without a moment’s warning he passed quietly and peaceably away, resting in the arms of his beloved wife. The deceased was born at Hay Bay on the 10th October, 1854, and was in his fifty-third year at the time of his death.  He was a great lover of the scenes of his childhood and never wandered far afield.  His keen black eyes loved to rest on the peaceful waters of the old historic bay and his feet were always wont to tread the well known paths of this happy childhood days.  He was a son of the late William Sills and his sainted wife, whose maiden name was Miss L. Huffman, who long since passed to the spirit land.  On the 20th March, 1901, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Gertie M. Russell, whose maiden name was Sexsmith, the eldest daughter of the late Joseph A. Sexsmith and his esteemed wife, who still survive.  Our translated friend joined the Methodist church at Gay Bay, under the faithful ministry of Rev. E. Farnsworth, and remained a quiet and respected member until his death.  Marshall Newton Sills was a man who thought much and talked little on religious subjects.  He felt more than he told, experienced deeper things than could be expressed in words, and while in the furnace of affliction he had learned the secret of trust and hope.  He was not afraid to live, nor was he afraid to die.  When carefully questioned in relation to his future hope more than a year previous to his death, he confidently affirmed that he experienced neither fear nor dread.  If it is possible for a human soul to be made perfect through suffering, then the subject of this sketch was perfected, for he suffered much and long.  The funeral, which took place on Saturday morning, March 16th was well attended.  A memorial service was held in the Bay church, being conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. W. Dow.  It is not often one attends such a solemn and impressive service and many were deeply moved in relation to spiritual things.  May such impressions bear lasting fruit.  His ashes will rest in God’s acre, Napanee East until the trumpet’s call shall wake the dead.

 

Mar 15 1907

Napanee Beaver

 

1907

Newspaper Clipping

Sills,

Martin

 

Martin Sills, South Fredericksburgh died suddenly on Friday Afternoon. He was husking corn in the barn with his son, who noticed something wrong with his father and immediately went to his assistance. He died before he could get him to the house. Heart disease was the cause. The deceased was a man of about seventy years of age and one of the early settlers in Fredericksburgh.

     

Nov 12 1894

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Mary

   *  see Wright, Mary (nee Sills)

Sills,

Miss

   *  see Robinson, Mrs. Ceylon (nee Sills)

Sills,

Morris

 

SILLS - At South Fredericksburgh, on Friday, April 20th, 1906, Morris Sills, aged about 80 years.

 

HAYBURN - We regret to announce the death of an old and highly respected resident in the person of Morris Sills, who died of pneumonia at his late home on Saturday, April 21st, 1906. Born in the year 1828, he spent his long life almost entirely in the Township of South Fredericksburgh. He was possessed of an exceptionally kind and mirthful disposition, combined with true integrity of character, which won for him a warm place in the lives of those with whom he came in contact. In 1848 he married Eleanor Hughes Carnahan, who is left to mourn the loss of a kind and faithful husband. To them were born nine children, seven of whom are living. The sympathy of the community goes out to those bereft.

 

Morris Sills, Hayburn, one of the old residents of that district, died Friday after a prolonged illness, aged about eighty years. Dr. N.J. Sills, Napanee, is a son. Several daughters and two other sons survive. The funeral took place yesterday.

   

Apr 27 1906

Napanee Express

 

1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

 

Apr 24 1906

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Mrs. E. R.

 

SILLS - At Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday March 24th 1915, Mrs. E. R. Sills, aged 66 years and 11 months.

 

There passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, March 24th, 1915, Mrs. E.R. Sills. Mrs. Sills was well known in South Fredericksburgh, where she has always lived. A husband and four children are left to mourn her loss. Her daughter, Mrs. F. Bartlett, Peterboro, Ont., remained at her bedside until the last.

 

1915

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Sills,

Nancy A.

 

On Dec 3rd, at South Fredericksburgh, Nancy A., wife of Sylvester Sills, aged 37 years and 8 months.

    

Dec 19 1879

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Nelson J.

 

Dr. Sills Lived Here Since 1912

Dr. Nelson J. Sills, a resident of Calgary since 1912, who died at his home Tuesday morning after a short illness, came to Calgary from Napanee, Ontario, and was descended from a family of United Empire Loyalists. He practised dentistry here for more than 25 years, and was also a keen student of Canadian history.

Dr. Sills was a strong supporter of all charitable organizations and was also responsible for helping many young Calgarians to get on their feet financially.

He is survived by his widow, Ida M. Sills, and a brother, Percy Sills, of Sillsville, Ontario.

Dr. C. Andrew Lawson will conduct funeral services at Park Memorial Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the family plot, Union cemetery.

     

July 14 1948

Calgary Herald

Sills,

Patricia

   *  see Dalzell, Patricia (nee Sills)

Sills,

Peter Dorland

 

Peter Dorland Sills, died Wednesday at Foxboro, aged eighty-five years. He was a son of the late William Sills, Fredericksburgh, and was born in Thurlow. J.G. Sills, reeve of Thurlow is a nephew.

June 26 1924

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Rachel

   *  see Hulett, Rachel

Sills,

Rachael Ann

(nee Cole)

 

The death occurred at North Fredericksburgh on Thursday, February 25th, of Rachel Ann Cole, relict of the late A.D. Sills. Deceased was ninety-one years old. The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. R.S. Frost on Saturday afternoon; services at the house, thence to Riverdale Cemetery vault.

 

SILLS – At North Fredericksburgh, on Feb. 25th, Rachel Ann Sills, widow of the late Abram B. Sills, aged 91 years.

 

The Late Mrs. A.D. Sills

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Frost, North Fredericksburgh, on Feb. 25th, Rachael Ann Cole, relict of the late A.D. Sills, died at the ripe age of ninety-one years, four months and twenty-six days. Mrs. Sills was born in South Fredericksburgh, Oct. 30th, 1834, but lived practically her whole life in the Gretna district, where for many years she was a most active supporter and member of the Methodist church. She is survived by a son and daughter, Mr. Edward Sills and Mrs. Robert Frost, both of North Fredericksburgh, also two grandsons and two great-grandsons.

Feb 27 1926

Daily British Whig

 

Mar 4 1926

Daily British Whig

 

Mar 5 1926

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Rebecca

SILLS - At Conway, on Saturday, August 7th, 1909, Rebecca Sills, relict of the late Conrad Sills, aged 89 years.

1909

From the Watson Scrapbooks

 

Aug 10 1909

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Sarah Louis

(nee Higgins)

 

Sills - Mrs. Sarah Louise. At the Lennox and Addington county General Hospital on Thursday, September 6, 1973, Sarah Louise Higgins beloved wife of the late Blake Sills of Sillsville in her 89th year, dear mother of Mrs. William Byrnes (Laura) North Palm Beach, Florida; Mrs. Ken Mara (Dorothy), Brockville and Mrs. Bob Dalzell (Patricia). Sillsville. Survived by 3 grandsons and 8 great grandchildren. Mrs. Sills rested at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral service was held at St. Paul's Anglican church, Sandhurst on Saturday, September 8, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Edward Carne officiated. Interment was at St. Paul's Cemetery.

  

1973

Newspaper

Clipping

Sills,

Sophia

(nee Withers)

 

MRS. SOPHIA SILLS Funeral of Mrs. Sophia Sills was held Friday afternoon here, with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Napanee. Rev. C.D. McLellan, minister of Grace United Church, Napanee, officiated, assisted by Rev. H. H. Mutton, of the Bay Charge.

Pall-bearers were six nephews; William, Lawrence and Allen Craven and Harold and William Withers, and Walter Hudson.

The late Mrs. Sills died here in her 93rd year after an illness lasting two weeks. She was born in London, Eng., and christened in Marleyborne Church, a daughter of the late Daniel Withers, and his wife, Sophia.

She arrived in Canada while three years old, with her family. Her father ran a jewellery store here for a short time and then bought a farm at Hawley, now owned by his son, Al Withers. Her husband, the late Albert Sills, who was township clerk at North Fredericksburgh at one time, was also a farmer and his farm is still in the possession of the family. It was a Crown grant, deeded to Martin Sills, father of Albert Sills.

The late Mrs. Sills is survived by three daughters and three sons. They are Mrs. Elmer Alkenbrack, of Gretna; Charles D. Sills, a druggist here; Mrs. Clayton Fretts, of Napanee; Roy A. Sills, in London, Eng., Mrs. Jessie Hagerman, a public school teacher, of Napanee, and Ross Sills, a druggist in Toronto.

Deceased was a member of the Gretna United Church and came to Napanee from Gretna, in North Fredericksburgh Township, five years ago.

    

1953

Napanee Beaver

Sills,

Sylvester

 

SILLS – At South Fredericksburgh on August 4th, Sylvester Sills, aged eighty-two years.

 

SILLS – At Conway, on August 4th, Sylvester Sills, aged 82 years, son of the late Conrad Sills.

    

Aug 9 1922

Aug 22 1922

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Thomas

 

The remains of the late Thomas Sills, of Ellsboro, N.W.T., arrived here (Napanee) on Tuesday for interment in the family plot at Sillsville. About a year ago another brother was accidentally shot near Verona. the deceased leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his untimely death.

     

Dec 5 1901

Daily British Whig

Sills,

Wm., Sr.

 

Death of a Veteran - The Christian Guardian contains an obituary notice of the late William Sills, sr., of Fredericksburgh township. In the rebellion of 1837 he held the position of adjutant of the militia quartered in Kingston. He was 91 years of age at his death. For years he has been a loyal member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

 

An Old Veteran - Wm. Sills died recently at South Fredericksburgh. He was first reeve in the township of Thurlow, and also local superintendent of schools for some years in south Hastings. In the war of 1812, being a son of a united empire loyalist, he took up arms in defence of his country, and acted as sergeant under Captain Philip; and in the rebellion of 1837-38 held the position as adjutant of militia quartered at the city of Kingston, ever believing it was right to fear the Lord and serve his country.

 

William Sills Sen.

Our departed brother was born in the township of Fredericksburgh, county of Lennox, in the year 1795 and slept in Jesus at his home in the township of Thurlow, September 24th, 1886, in the ninety-second year of his age.

In 1815 he was united in marriage to Miss Hannah Fralick, to which union was given fifteen children, eight of whom are still living.

In the year 1820, he with his companion were converted to God, when Methodism was as it is now, all one. He reared an altar of prayer, declaring, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." His whole future life was identified with the welfare of the Methodist Church, grieving with heartfelt sorrow over any temporary declension of the spiritual life of the Church, and his heart sang for joy when the Lord brought again Zion.

He filled many important positions in the church, viz, class leader, steward, trustee, and local preacher. He was an ordained local elder in the late M.E. Church, being a man of very active turn,  fully carrying out the injunction of the apostle, "Diligent in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord," and realized that "Godliness is profitable in all things."

As a man of business he was conscientious and honest. He was entrusted with many honored positions in public life, ever discharging them faithfully and acceptably, such as Commissioner of the court of Bequests while living in Fredericksburgh.

He was the first reeve in the township of Thurlow, and also local superintendent of the common schools for some years in South Hastings. In the war of 1812, being a son of a United Empire Loyalist, he took up arms in defence of his country, and acted as sergeant under Captain Philip; and in the rebellion of 1837-38 held the position as Adjutant of the Militia quartered at the city of Kingston, ever believing it was right to fear God and serve his country.

His companion departed this life about six years ago, after living together for sixty years. Since the death of his wife he has been very lonely at times, but without scarcely a murmur, saying they would meet by and by where parting would never come.

The writer of this sketch had the pleasure of his friendship for a few years, being his pastor for four years, and always found him a good counsellor; above the ordinary in memory and intellect. He was confined to his room all summer, but received every attention by his son, Peter D. Sills, and in fact all of his children.

The writer, by request, preached his funeral sermon to a large congregation of mourning friends and sympathizing neighbors, and was assisted by the pastor, Rev. Thomas Brown, and Revs. L.A. Bests and E. Howard.

H.I. Allen

    

Jan 5 1887

Daily British Whig

 

Jan 5 1887

Daily News

 

Dec 29 1886

Christian Guardian

Sills,

William B.

 

SOUTH FREDERICKSBURGH - IN MEMORIAM OF W. B. SILLS.

Died, on the 11th inst., at South Fredericksburgh, at his old residence, with his son Ryerson Sills, Mr. William B. Sills, aged 87 years, 3 months, and 25 days.  Mr. Sills was a son of one of the old U. E. Loyalists, who battled for British supremacy in the revolutionary war, whose property was confiscated and he driven to seek a home in the wild woods of Canada.  The subject of this memoir proved himself to be a worthy scion of the old stock, as he was one of the first to enrol himself to defend the adopted home of his father from the invasion of our American neighbors.  Mr. Sills continued to battle for his country during the whole war of 1812-14, and was always ready to fight for British supremacy and battle the invaders of his country.  He helped to fell the trees of our wilderness, and lived to see towns supplant the forest;  but he has gone to rest, leaving one less on the old roll, and the remnant to battle the world alone.  A more thoughtful and affectionate father will be hard to find.  He lost his companion when a young man.  He clung to his children and became a protector - a mother as well as a father to a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters, who were all, with only one exception, present at the funeral ceremonies. - [COM.

South Fredericksburgh Feb. 13th 1882.

 

Feb 18 1882

Napanee

Standard

Sills,

William R.

 

Napanee, Sept. 14. - On Wednesday last another old landmark passed away in the person of William R. Sills at the residence of his son, Erastus Sills, Richmond township. Deceased was well and favorably known especially in the township of Richmond where he resided for the last fifty years. He was born in the township of South Fredericksburgh in October, 1817, and had nearly attained his 78th year. He leaves an aged wife, three sons and one daughter. The sons are all living in the township and are Ibra B., Uriah, Erastus, and Mrs. James Empey, Switzerville. Deceased served in the rebellion of 1837 and was stationed some time at Kingston. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church and lived up to its teachings and was fully prepared to enter the reward of a life well spent. He was a life-long liberal, and during the whole of his long life enjoyed the best of health and only for about two months had been in poor health. The funeral took place yesterday to the Napanee cemetery and was largely attended.

    

Sept 16 1895

Weekly British Whig

Simpkins,

Ann Amelia

 

At North Fredericksburgh on Tuesday, April 5th, 1921, Ann Amelia Simpkins aged 67 years, 6 months.

 

Apr 12 1921

Napanee

Express

Simpkins,

Henry

 

Simpkins - At North Fredericksburgh, on Monday, May 7th, 1923, Henry Simpkins, in his 83rd year.

     

May 1923

Napanee Express

Simpson,

Alexander

Alexander Simpson, Fredericksburgh, buried 21 May 1800.

1800

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Sinclair,

Cornelia

Cornelia, dau of Henry and Katreen Sinclair, Fredericksburgh, buried 5 Sept 1806.

1806

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Sinclair,

John

 

JOHN SINCLAIR -

Few of our ministers are alive to day who remember the old Methodist chapel on the site of the Medical Hall, St. James Street, Montreal.  Among the most regular worshippers in the old chapel and for many years in the new church - now, alas ! so soon to be abandoned - were Mr. and Mrs. John Sinclair, whose home was always open to our ministers, and where a generous hospitality was cheerfully dispensed.

The conscientiousness that fifty years ago induced Mr. S. to retire from the West India trade on account of his temperance principles, marked every department of his life, and after a long business career he retired from its active duties about twenty  years ago.

Since then, whatever of strength and ability he retained were cheerfully bestowed on works of a philanthropic character.  He was a member of the original Board of organization  of the Protestant House of Industry and Refuge, and continued down to the present year a most energetic and earnest supporter of that institution, a life governor of the General Hospital and for many years the representative of the Methodist Church on the trust of the Mount Royal Cemetery.

Five years ago, in advanced life and full of the hope of immortality, Mrs. Sinclair finished her course with joy, leaving an unblemished record as a devout Christian a faithful wife and a devoted mother.

The lengthy period of a peaceful wedded life, when separation came, left the survivor sadly bereaved, and Mr. Sinclair thenceforward, in gathering infirmities, threaded life’s pathway alone.

The premonition of approaching dissolution came in the form of a paralytic stroke a year ago.  And now the strong man became as a child, not in physical weakness only, but also in calm, patient trust, and the full expectation of a blessed release.

His pastor, the Rev. J. Cooper Antliff, B. D. of the Dominion Square church, had a very satisfactory interview with Mr. S. only a few days before his death.  He had not trusted in vain.  “Even to your old age I am he, and even to ---  ---  I will carry you.” was to him a fulfilled promise; and after giving the continued assurance of a sustaining faith in the Almighty Father, on Sunday, the 8th of August, the message came, and at the ripe age of eighty-six years, death was swallowed up of life.     W.H.

 

The Christian

Guardian

Nov 3 1886

Singleton,

George

George Singleton, Fredericksburgh, buried 23 Sept 1789.

1789

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Slade,

Helen

   *  see, Alcombrack, Helen

Sloan,

Richard A.

 

SLOAN - In Kingston, on Feb 3rd 1921, Richard A. Sloan, aged 76 years.

 

THE LATE R. A. SLOAN - Richard A. Sloan passed away at his residence, 187 Alfred Street, on Thursday. The deceased was seventy-six years of age and was born at Conway, where he carried on farming for many years. He took an active part in municipal affairs, and was reeve for some years. He was a Presbyterian in religion. Some years ago he came to Kingston from Peterboro. Deceased is survived by his wife, one daughter, who is a nurse at Syracuse NY, and one brother, Thomas at Sandhurst. The funeral is to take place to Bath, on Sunday under the direction of S. S. Corbett, undertaker.

 

1921

From the Watson Scrapbooks

 

Feb 4 1921

Daily British Whig

Sloan,

Thomas

 

SLOAN – At Sandhurst, on October 30th, Thomas Sloan, aged 79 years.

   

Nov 15 1924

Daily British Whig

Sloan,

William

Hazelton

Sloan – At Milford on Monday, March 21 1909, William Hazleton Sloan, aged 83 years and 11 months.

1909

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Sloan,

Wm. J.

 

DIED - At Adolphustown, on Tuesday, 9th inst., Mr. Wm. J. Sloan. Deceased sustained injuries from being thrown out of a buggy some two and a half years ago, crippling him to such an extent as to confine him to his bed until his decease on Tuesday last.

    

July 13 1872

Daily News

Sloane,

Julia Anne

 

At Fredericksburgh, on the 12th instant, Julia Anne, wife of William J. Sloane, aged 51 years and 11 months.

    

Feb 15 1856

Weekly British Whig

Smith,

Agnes

(nee Meikle)

 

Mrs. Agnes Smith of RR 2 Napanee, who died recently at Kingston General Hospital following a prolonged illness, was buried in Riverside Cemetery here.

She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, a daughter of the late John Meikle and his wife, Elizabeth.

Mrs. Smith attended the Adolphustown United Church. She was a life member of the Women's Institute and an active member of the United Church Women.

Besides her husband, George, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Roy (Margaret) Smith, RR 2 Napanee, and a brother, William Meikle of Oshawa.

Pallbearers were six nephews: Jesse, Morley and Lyle Smith, Douglas Meikle, Jack Williamson and David Summerfeldt.

      

undated

Allison

Scrapbooks

Smith,

Agnes Gertrude

   * see Instant, Agnes Gertrude

Smith,
Almeda Dafoe VanNorman

 

SMITH – At North Fredericksburgh, on Oct. 3rd, Almeda Dafoe VanNorman, beloved wife of Seymour Smith, aged 42 years.

   

Oct 12 1915

Daily British Whig

Smith,

Almira Maria

*  see Galt, Almira Maria

Smith,

Amelia A.

(nee Tobey)

 

SMITH – At Napanee, Wednesday, 17th Jany., 1906, Amelia A. Tobey, Beloved wife of Mr. F. W. Smith

 

AMELIA A. TOBEY – Wife of F. W. Smith, passed peacefully away on Wednesday afternoon, 17th inst., about five o’clock, after a long and painful illness of over twelve years.  A dozen years ago, Mrs. Smith was attacked with heart trouble, and her physicians had no idea that she would survive.  However, through sheer force of will she recovered, but the trouble being organic, her life ever since was a constant struggle for existence.  Her suffering was at times intense, but she bore it with Christian fortitude.  Mrs. Smith was a faithful wife and mother, and during all her suffering maintained her patient loving disposition to the last.  Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves one son, Mr. Harry E. Smith, and a brother, Mr. A. C. Tobey, of Picton.  Mr. Tobey is the last surviving member of a family of seven, those predeceasing Mrs. Smith being Uriah,  Edward,  Byron,  Stanley and William.  Their father was the late David Tobey of  [Clipping is cut off]

 

1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Smith,

Ann Eliza

 

SMITH - On Sunday, December 24th, Ann Eliza Smith of Morven, aged 31 years and 8 months.

  

Dec 30 1882

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Bobby

SMITH - At Conway, on Friday, November 16th , 1945, Bobby Smith, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Smith.

1945

Records supplied by Mrs. Mertie Jean Ackerman

Smith,

Charles

 

Obituary - Charles Smith

The subject of this sketch was born in England, 1839, and emigrated to this country at the age of 20, and settled in the Anderson neighborhood, what is known as Little Creek, and entered in the cheesemaking business. He was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Jane Marshall thirty-eight years ago. He removed from the Anderson neighborhood to Adolphustown and for fifteen years made cheese in the old Platt cheese factory. Here his wife and four children died and were buried in the Methodist burying ground.

From there he removed to New York State, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. John Burley, and three small children. He engaged upon his occupation as cheesemaker for fourteen years, until two months ago he was stricken down with disease and died at his home in Watertown on the 11th July, aged 63 years. The remains were accompanied to Adolphustown on Monday last by his daughter, Mrs. Burley, and his son Percival Smith, and deposited in the U.E.L. burying ground beside his wife and children. He was always a faithful member and for many years a class leader in the old Methodist church, Adolphustown.

    

July 18 1902

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Comfort

 

Died - On the 28th June, at the house of Mr. John Clapp, Fredericksburgh, Mr. Comfort Smith, aged 77 years, 6 months and 13 days.

Mr. Smith was a U.E. Loyalist, and one of the first settlers in this Province. During his sickness, which was protracted to a long period, he manifested the greatest composure of mind and resignation to his fate. For the last eight weeks of his illness he received by day and by night every attention and kindness that Mr. Clapp and his family could bestow.

       

July 1 1823

Upper Canada Herald

Smith,

Daniel

Daniel Smith, Fredericksburgh, buried 5 Mar 1799.

1799

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Smith,

David

 

Deaths - Smith - At South Fredericksburgh, on Monday, December 17, 1934, David Smith, aged 78 years.

     

Dec 19 1934

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Dott

  *  see Black, Dott

Smith,

Douglas Harold

 

SMITH - Douglas Harold at Kingston on Monday, July 1, 1974, Douglas Harold Smith, Kingston. Beloved husband of Phyllis Dickinson in his 34th  year. Dear son of William and Evelyn Smith, R.R. # 1 Bath. Dear brother of Mrs. John VanLeeuwen (Shirley), Burlington, and dear grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ackerman, R.R. 1 Bath. Rested at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral service was held at Conway United Church on Wednesday July 3 1974 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Stewart Froese officiated. Interment Sandhurst Cemetery.

 

1974

Records supplied by Mrs. Mertie Jean Ackerman

Smith,

Elias

 

At Fredericksburgh, on the night of July 8th , Elias, son of Jacob Smith, aged 22 years. The deceased and his kinsman, Jacob A. Smith, were in a room which was struck by lightning and although quite close to one another, the former was instantly killed while the latter remained unharmed. His remains were interred at the Lutheran Church on the 10th inst.

 

Tues July 23 1813

Kingston Gazette,

Smith,

Eliza

   *  see Huyck, Eliza (nee Smith)

Smith,

Eliza Jane

 

SMITH - In Adolphustown, on Wednesday, March 12th, Eliza Jane Smith, aged 40 years.

    

Mar 17 1884

Napanee Express

Smith,

Elizabeth

 

Smith - At Hawley on Tuesday, Sept 24th, 1889, Elizabeth Smith, relict of the late Hiram Smith, aged 73 years, 9 months.

  

Sept 28 1889

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Ellen

(nee Vanalstine)

 

The death of Ellen, beloved wife of Robert Smith, South Napanee, and daughter of the late Jonas Vanalstine, one of the first settlers of the Hay Bay district, took place on Monday. Deceased was aged seventy-four years and five months. The children are: Mrs. William Hawley, North Fredericksburgh; Mrs. Arthur Downey, Regina, N.W.T.; Mrs. Barnum, Chicago; Mrs. Green, Denver, Col.; Phoebe, Robert and William at home.

     

May 2 1896

Daily British Whig

Smith

Eva Eliza

(nee Salsbury)

 

Obituary -

There died in Odessa, on Wednesday, December 22nd 1920, Eva Eliza Salsbury, widow of James Smith, R.R. No. 1 Odessa, Ont. After the death of the deceased's husband, Mrs. Smith moved to Odessa to spend the remainder of her days with her daughter, Mary Jane Kilgannon. The deceased was in her 79th year. She has been ailing for some time, still, the family had the hope of her recovery. Mrs. Eva Eliza Smith had lived in Ernesttown and section nearly all of her married life. We never heard one disparaging word of her. Her high moral and Christian character won the esteem and respect of those who came in contact with her home. Such a pure and correct life has made the world easier for her living in it. Her death has cast a gloom over the community. Whoever entered her home always retained pleasant recollections of the kindly genial welcome she gave them, how sweetly she entered into the lives of all her friends, one never went away from her disappointed; her friendship was satisfying. The funeral service which was very impressive, was conducted by Rev. M. Nickel, of Odessa. The floral tributes were beautiful The remains were laid to rest in Morven cemetery, there to await her Lord's coming. She leaves to mourn her loss six children, Mrs. Elmore Amey, Ernesttown Station; Mr. Nelson Smith, Odessa; Mr. John Smith, South Fredericksburgh; Mr. Seymour Smith, North Fredericksburgh; Mrs. Walter Woodcock, Mount Pleasant, and Mrs. Charles Kilgannon, Odessa. The deepest sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Eva Eliza Salsbury as a girl was well approved in her Christian life. She was born in Camden, attended the Methodist Church and S.S. ever since she was a girl of five years, and has to her credit the learning of many verses out of the Old and New Testaments which helped her in making her peace with her Maker.

     

Dec 31 1920

Napanee  Beaver

Smith,

F. W.

 

At Napanee, on Monday, May 7th 1917, F. W. Smith, in his 72nd year.

F.W. Smith -

Napanee lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens on Monday, may 7th, when Frederick William Smith passed away.  For a number of months he has been in failing health, and, while he continued at his accustomed business, he was less and less able for the tasks in which he had always taken such a pleasure.  On April 23rd heart trouble developed, and from that until his death he sank steadily, despite everything that medical attention and nursing could do.

Forty-nine years ago he came to Napanee from Kingston and started in the business that he continued with such success until his death.   As a jeweller he has had the confidence of the community at large.  He was most attentive to his business and his holidays were spent with the institution that he liked so well.

There are only three men in business in Napanee who were here when he came half a century ago.

For a man of his quiet and unostentatious disposition he was surprisingly popular among the men of the town, and a wide circle of friends and a smaller circle of intimates will miss him much.  His association with the Men’s Bible Class at Trinity Church for months past has been an inspiration to the men. His opinions and advice were always sound.

A Methodist and a Conservative he was of decided and outspoken opinions, but was quite willing to accord others freedom of belief and action.

The funeral, under the Masonic Order of which he has been a member for over thirty-five years, was from his late residence.

A sister, Louisa, learning of his illness came from Kingston to nurse him, and died suddenly of the same ailment as Mr. Smith two days before he passed away.   His wife, Amelia Tobey, predeceased him eleven years.  He leaves an only son, Harry, to succeed him in the business with his brother, William C.  Other surviving brothers are Geo. E. and Charles A., who were present at the funeral and Frank M., in California and two sisters at Kingston, Etta and Jane.

 

Smith,

G. Henry

 

SMITH - At Kingston General Hospital, on Saturday, December 7th, 1940, G. Henry Smith, of Hay Bay, in his 76th year.

    

Dec 11 1940

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Harriet A.

 

SMITH - At Adolphustown, on Monday, Nov. 2nd, Harriet A., daughter of Chas. Smith, aged 14 years and 3 months.

 

Nov 6 1885

Napanee

Standard

Smith,

Ira

 

DIED - At Ernest Town on Saturday the 22d ult, Mr. IRA SMITH, a native of the United States.

 

May 5 1820

Kingston

Gazette

Smith,

John

 

Smith - At South Fredericksburgh on the 12th inst., John, son of Mr. John Smith, aged 16 years.

   

Sept 16 1871

Daily British Whig

Smith,

John J.

 

Smith - At Fredericksburgh, on Wednesday, 15th March, John J. Smith, aged 78 years, 3 months and 7 days.

 

John J. Smith - died at his home in Fredericksburgh on Wednesday night, 15th inst., after an illness of nearly seven weeks, caused by an accident in which he fell on a stick of wood, which broke his ribs and pierced his lung. Deceased was in his 79th year, and was of U.E.L. descent, both he and his wife being descended from pioneer stock. His wife, whose maiden name was Miss Cinderella Baker, survives him, also three children, W.R. on the homestead, Mrs. A. Lucas, Belleville, and Stanley, attending Albert College. Mr. Smith was an industrious, intelligent man, an adherent of the Methodist church, a staunch conservative, and highly respected by all who knew him. He served at Kingston during the rebellion of 1837. The funeral service will be held at the White church, Morven, this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Smith's grandfather was one of the U.E.L. Pioneers of this county. He settled on the farm in North Fredericksburgh in 1784, where the deceased, his grandson, was born, lived and died, and where some of the fourth generation are now living. He was a son of the late Jacob Smith, a prominent resident fifty years ago. Of a once large family but three members now remain: Mrs. Benjamin Huyck, now of Napanee, Matthias Smith, of Croydon, and Robert Smith, now of Algoma.

 

It is with regret we have to chronicle the death of Mr. John J. Smith, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, a man noted for his honesty, integrity and charitable dealings with all whom he come in contact, which was amply proven by the very large attendance at his funeral on Friday last to the White church, Morven. Revs. Wilson and Shorey officiated, Mr. Wilson preaching in his usual able and instructive manner, displaying ability rarely retained by men of his advanced age, 84 years.

  

Mar 17 1899

Mar 24 1899

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

John Rombough

 

SMITH - At Camden, on Friday, December 18th, 1936, John Rombough Smith, in  his 78th year.

 

1936

Newspaper

Clipping

Smith,

Margaret

(nee Critchlow)

 

PASSING AWAY OF MRS. BANKER SMITH – ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST HIGHLY ESTEEMED RESIDENTS OF NAPANEE ENTERED INTO HER REST IN HER NINETY-SECOND YEAR. – Many in Napanee will regret the loss of a good friend, a kindly and sympathetic adviser and comforter, and of a helper in many ways in times of need, in the passing away of Mrs. Margaret Smith, widow of the late Alexander Smith, who was the first manager of the Napanee branch of the Merchants Bank of Canada, and held that position for thirty years.  Her death occurred at her home on Bridge Street, about 8 o’clock on the evening of Thursday, November 7th 1918 at the great age of ninety-one years, six months and four days. Her last illness was of only four days’ duration, and although very weak maintained her faculties until the day of her death.  Pneumonia set in on Wednesday but she suffered  no pain, and spoke freely of her readiness for her eternal home.  She slept peacefully away.  The nearest relatives to mourn her loss are H. C. Barker, Schenectacy, N.Y., nephew;  Mrs. W. O. M. Cross, Toronto, Ont., and Mrs. David McClew, Napanee, nieces, who were in attendance  at the funeral which was held on Saturday afternoon.  Religious services were conducted at the house by Mr. Stanley McDowell, of Montreal, and Mr. William Crossley, of Hamilton, according to the usage of the branch of the Plymouth Brethren, founded by the late Lord Cecil in this district many years ago, and with which body Mrs. Smith was identified, giving of her time, money and talents to the furtherance of Christ’s Kingdom.  Many floral tributes were placed upon her coffin, among which were a beautiful wreath sent by Mr. E. R. Checkley and his sister, Miss Checkley;  also a very handsome  bouquet of pink roses sent by Sir Edmund Osler, to Toronto.  Interment took place in the family burial plot in Riverside cemetery.  Mrs. Smith lived under the reigns of five British Sovereigns.  George IV was King when she was born on the 3rd day of May, 1827, on the Island of Barbadoes, British West Indies, and he was followed in succession by William IV, Victoria, Edward VII and our present most gracious Sovereign, King George V.  Only a short time ago Her Majesty Queen Mary was graciously pleased to send a letter complimenting Mrs. Smith for the beautiful work done by her in knitting socks fro the soldiers.  Mrs. Smith was one of the eight daughters  of Henry Critchlow, Esq., of Bridgetown, Barbadoes, and on that Island met and married her future husband, the late Alexander Smith, who was at the time an officer of the 72nd Highlanders, and was stationed there with his regiment.  At the time of their marriage, sixty-eight years ago, Mr. Smith sold out his commission in the army, and with his young bride came to Canada and went as far west as Fergus, where he took up land and tried the strenuous life of a pioneer farmer, but three years on the farm convince him that farming was not his vocation.  After selling the farm, Mr. Smith received the appointment of paymaster for the construction of the Grand Trunk Railway between Toronto and Galt.  He had a very rough class of men to deal with and Mrs. Smith spent anxious moments regarding his safety.  One incident which she recently spoke of shows that he was the right man for the position he held.  He was always armed with a revolver, as was his assistant, and on the occasion referred to it seemed to be a wise provision.  The men made some unreasonable demands of the paymaster who held them at bay with his revolver while his assistant, slipping out of the hut, fought his way through the crowd and brought back the priest who soon restored order.  Mr. Smith forthwith levied a tax on each man’s pay for the benefit of the church, and he had no trouble afterwards.  Four young priests of the Church of England were frequent and welcome guests of Mr. and Mrs. Smith about this time, they afterwards became Bishop DuMonlin, Bishop Carmichael, Bishop Sullivan, and Archbishop Hamilton Primate, of all Canada.  Mrs. Smith was first manager of the Commercial Bank, which was afterwards merged into the Merchants Bank, which position he held until his death.  Mrs. Smith was of a most lovable disposition and had a wide circle of friends, both old and young, who will ever treasure pleasant recollections of precious moments spent with her. Such a life as hers has not been spent in vain, and her words and works will live long after all that is mortal of her has become dust. 

 

1918

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Smith,

Mary

Mary, wife of Daniel Smith, Fredericksburgh, buried 7 Mar 1795.

1795

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Smith,

Mary

Mary, wife of John Smith, Fredericksburgh, buried 7 May 1798.

1798

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Smith,

Mary

DIED - In this town on Tuefday laft, MRS. MARY SMITH, wife of MR RICHARD SMITH, Merchant, aged 41.

Kingston

Gazette

Feb 10 1816

Smith,

Mary

 

MRS MARY SMITH DIED AGE 102

Mrs. Mary Smith passed away at the General hospital, Kingston on Saturday night.  The deceased was one hundred and two years of age, and was in good health until three weeks ago when she sustained a fall, breaking her thigh.  She resided at South Fredericksburgh, and the remains were sent to that place on Monday.  She is survived by one son.

 

Nov 15 1921

Napanee

Express

Smith,

Mary Ann

(nee Huyck)

 

Died – Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, relict of the late George I. Smith, died at the residence of her son-in-law, W. N. Doller, Esq.,  on Saturday last at the age of 84 years, of a complication of diseases and old age.  She had only been confined to the house for the past two weeks, although very feeble for the past five years.  Deceased was a daughter of the late Burger Huyck, of Adolphustown who are of U.E. Loyalists stock.  Four daughters still survive her.  They are Mrs. W. N. Doller, Mrs. James McCay, Mrs. John R. Doller, and Mrs. W. F. Hall.  The funeral took place on Tuesday morning and was largely attended.

 

Jan 6 1892

Napanee

Express

Smith,

Mary Ida

(nee Fretts)

 

FUNERAL OF MRS. E. P. SMITH -   The home of E. P. Smith was filled on Monday afternoon for the funeral of the late Mrs. Smith who died very suddenly on Saturday morning.  The service was conducted by Rev. R. T. Richards.  By special request Mrs. Harold Denison sang  Does Jesus Care?” and was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. B. M. Black.  Several floral tributes banked the casket in the drawing room.  Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.  Their only son Fred, who is a patient, in the sanitarium at Gravenhurst, was home for the funeral.

 

SUDDEN DEATH OF LADY AT NAPANEE – MRS. E. P. SMITH PASSED VERY SUDDENLY ON SATURDAY MORNING –

NAPANEE – DEC. 2 -  The sudden death of Mrs. E. P. Smith, which occurred at her home on West Street early Saturday morning, came as a great shock to Mr. Smith, relatives and many friends.  Mrs. Smith was in her apparent good health and on the evening previous with her husband, enjoyed dominoes at their home.  On Saturday morning, Mr. Smith, after dressing went downstairs to attend to the fire, which was about 7 o’clock.  While at his work he heard Mrs. Smith call him and going immediately to the bedroom found his wife lying on the floor.  She passed away soon after.  The cause of death was heart failure. 

In the spring their son Fred was taken with an attack of the flu and not gaining to any extent left a few weeks ago for the sanitarium at Gravenhurst where he is at present a patient, and it is thought that Mrs. Smith, who was devoted to the son, had worried a great deal.

The deceased, who was in her 77th year, was before her marriage, Miss Mary Ida Fretts, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William R. Fretts.

She was born near Hawley where she spent her early years and came to Richmond township as a bride where she and her husband resided on the farm for many years.  Twelve years ago, deciding to retire and enjoy a well-earned rest they came to Napanee and purchased a home on West Street.  The son continued with the work of the farm until his illness.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Grace United Church.  Very highly respected by her many friends she will be greatly missed particularly in the home by her life partner.

Besides her husband and one son she leaves to mourn her loss, two brothers, W. G. Fretts, and E. B. Fretts, and three sisters, Mrs. Milling and Mrs. Card of Napanee, and Mrs. Anderson of Detroit.

 

1935

Newspaper

Clipping

Smith,

Mary Jane

  *  see Downey, Mary Jane (nee Smith)

Smith,

Percy

 

SMITH - Drowned at Fredericksburgh Station on Saturday, June 18th, 1901, Percy, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Willet Smith, aged nine years.

    

Percy Smith Drowned

Saturday afternoon, Percy, the nine-year-old son of Mr. Willett Smith of Fredericksburgh Station was drowned. Together with a companion of about his own age, he went to the creek about one mile from his home, and began playing in the water, when he got in a hole in the creek and was drowned. His little companion, after waiting a while for Percy to re-appear, became frightened and picking up the boy's clothes, started back to the house and conveyed the information that Percy had gone into the water, went down out of sight, and had not come up again. The grief stricken parents upon investigation found the dead body of their only son just where the boy saw him sink to rise no more. The sympathy of all is extended to the family. The funeral took place Monday at 2 o'clock.

    

June 24 1904

Napanee Express

Smith,

 Robert J.

 

The Late Robert J. Smith

The unexpected death of Robert J. Smith occurred early on Good Friday morning, April 7th, at his home in South Napanee, after only a few hours of illness. During the previous day he had been working on a small boat which he was building and had also done some harness making the same day for W.J. Vandusen. In the evening he had complained of not feeling well, and while conversing with his wife and a friend suddenly collapsed. His doctor was called and after treatment, Mr. Smith seemed some better, but later had another seizure and passed away in a few hours.

The late Mr. Smith was in his 81st year, but despite his age was remarkably active and was able to pursue his hobby of boat-building and although retired from active work, he continued to assist at the Vandusen Harness Shop, where he had worked as an expert harness maker for over fifty years.

He was born in Napanee, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, and had spent practically all his life here. When a young man he learned the harness-making trade and for some years worked with the late John Coates. Later he went into business for himself in a building on the site next the Richelieu Hotel where Harry Scott's Barber Shop now stands. Over fifty years ago he went to work at the Vandusen Harness Shop and remained there until he retired, a short time ago.

Mr. Smith was a man of very quiet disposition, but was well liked and highly respected by a large circle of friends. Besides his work his main interest was in boat building and fishing. He was a life-long conservative and an adherent of Grace United Church.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Jennie Richardson, two children, Morris at Long View, Washington, USA and Ora, Mrs. Bruce Wagar of Keifield, Sask., and one brother, William Smith of Iroquois, Ont. He was predeceased by two children, Edward and Dot, Mrs. C.D. Black. His funeral was conducted at his late home on Sunday afternoon, by Rev. Dr. R.T. Richards, of Grace Church and interment will be made at Riverview Cemetery later.

   

Apr 12 1939

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Sarah Eliza

   *  see Hall, Sarah Eliza (nee Smith)

Smith,

Seymour

 

Seymour Smith, a well known resident of South Fredericksburgh, died on Wednesday last at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.M. Charters, aged sixty-two years and eight months.

    

May 22 1926

Daily British Whig

Smith,

Susannah Leucuas

(nee Smith)

 

Susannah Leucuas Smith, widow of the late William Henry Smith passed peacefully away at noon on Wednesday. At the residence of her son, Chas. W. Hawley, at Mount Pleasant, Belleville Road. The deceased, who had passed the 83rd mile-stone in June and had been ill for some time, suffered a shock about a week ago, from which she never recovered. The deceased was born in the Township of North Fredericksburgh being the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, a descendant of the U.E.L. pioneers.

Of a family of seven children four have passed on to join the great majority; three surviving are: Maud, Mrs Hudson, Deseronto Road, Jennie, of Chicago; and Charles, with whom she resided. There are thirteen grand-children and nine great grand children left to mourn her loss.

The deceased was the eldest child of a family of eight. Of those, four have passed to the great beyond. The surviving are Mr. Robert Smith, South Napanee; Will Smith, of Iroquois. The funeral was held on Friday forenoon at 10 o'clock. The service being conducted by Rev. H.W. Foley of the United Church of Selby circuit, of which deceased had been a member for years. The remains were laid to rest in the River View Cemetery beside her husband who predeceased her twenty three years ago.

 

Sept 25 1929

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Thomas

 

SMITH - At Napanee, on March 23rd, Thomas Smith, aged 90 years.

  

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

Smith,

William Edward

 

SMITH, William Edward - At his home, R.R. 1 Bath, Ontario, on Thursday July 12 1979, William Smith, in his 70th  year, beloved husband of Evelyn (Ackerman) Smith, dear father of Mrs. John VanLeeuwen (Shirley), Burlington, Douglas and Robert deceased. Loved by grandchildren Jay and Kristie, dear brother of Mrs. David Cole (Ruth), Bloomfield; Mrs. Everett Dulmage (Marion), Picton; Mrs. Wallace Kokesh (Helen) Belleville; Freda Hyatt and Hilda Ferguson both deceased. Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee with Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Sandhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

 

1979

Records supplied by Mrs. Mertie Jean Ackerman

Smith,

Wm. P.

 

Smith - At Hawley, South Fredericksburgh, Wednesday, 13th Feby., Wm. P. Smith, aged 68 years.

 

Mr. Wm. P. Smith died at his home at Hawley on Wednesday last after but a week's illness of pneumonia, aged 68 years. Deceased was born in the Township of South Fredericksburgh, and lived there all his days. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a Conservative in politics, and served a term as councillor in the council of his municipality. He leaves one son, Mr. Stewart Smith, on the homestead, also a step son, Mr. James R. Young, of Napanee. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Service at the church and thence to Western cemetery  vault, Napanee.

  

Feb 15 1907

Napanee Beaver

Smith,

Mrs. W.P.

 

Sudden Death - On Wednesday, Jan. 26th, as Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Smith, South Fredericksburgh, were on their way to spend the evening at J. Hill's, Sandhurst, Mrs. Smith remarked that she felt very sick. The horse was the urged to greater speed, but by the time they arrived at Mr. Hill's she was speechless, and passed away on Friday, 28th.

     

Feb 4 1898

Daily British Whig

Smith,

Willet Ross

 

SMITH - At North Fredericksburgh on Sunday March 21st  1920, Willet Ross Smith, aged 54 years.

 

W.R. Smith - It is with drooping head and sad heart we have to chronicle the demise of W.R. Smith. Born in the Township of Fredericksburgh just north of the Fredericksburgh station, on the main line of the G.T. R., in the year 1866, on the same farm his father was born on, and where his grandfather, a sturdy U.E. Loyalist, had hewn out a home in the wilderness for a large, respectable and prolific family who have scattered over and helped to make this great Dominion of Canada what it is to-day.

Mr. Smith was a born gentleman, not a great professing Church man, but a very unassuming real Christian, a self educated practical business man. His immediate neighborhood early learned his true worth, as his many years of public service on the School Board and many other public duties proved, and was at the time of his demise Secretary-Treasurer of Union cheese factory and Reeve of his native Township, and we almost think he contracted a severe cold while attending the Good Roads Convention in Toronto a short time ago, which developed into fly and pneumonia. His life partner was Miss Addie Daly, who is left to mourn, along with three daughters, Miss Ida, Mrs. Harold Brandon and Mrs. Ray Perry; also a sister and one brother, Dr. Stanley Smith, of Streetsville.

The funeral was held from the home and thence to the White Church, Morven, and was largely attended, considering the very bad condition of the roads. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. R. G. Carruthers, and under the auspices of the Loyal Orange Lodge.

     

 

Mar 26 1920

Napanee Beaver

 

Mar 29, 1920

Daily British Whig

 

Snider,

Bilaus H.

 

DEATH OF BILAUS SNIDER - Resided Near Cloyne, and Was Leading Man of the District.   Cloyne, March 25. - The whole community was shocked on Monday night, when the death was announced of one of this districts’ leading men in the person of Bilaus H. Snider, who lived in the highlands of Massawaga Lakes near Bon-Echo-Inn.  Deceased had been failing some in health for the past few months, and suffered from heart trouble.

Deceased was the oldest son of Charles S. Snider, of Ernesttown, and was born in Ernesttown on March 15th, 1850 and consequently he only lacked one week of being 70 years.  He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Deline at home.  He also leaves one brother, Levi Snider, living near Cloyne, and one sister, Mrs. Allen Mainse, of Lyndhurst.  His death will be deeply felt and regretted by a host of friends as well as neighbors as he was ever ready to help the progress of his fellow men and was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him.  He was a member and also steward of the Methodist Church at Cloyne, and was an earnest and willing worker.  He was kind and charitable to the poor.   Mr. Snider will be greatly missed in the Chosen Friend Lodge at Cloyne, in which he was Chief Councillor.  The funeral service was held in Cloyne Methodist church Thursday March 11th.  Rev. J. C. Wickwire preached a very impressive sermon.  His remains were taken to Dempsey’s cemetery.  The bereaved wife and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community.

 

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

Snider,

James

 

In North Fredericksburgh, on 15th April, James, son of Chester and Sarah Snider, aged 7 years.

    

Apr 30 1889

Daily British Whig

Snider,

Jesse

 

Obituary - Jesse Snider

On Thursday, Feb. 22d, Jesse Snider, a retired farmer living at Petworth, died after a brief confining illness, brought on by disease which works slowly.  He was seventy-four years of age, born in Ernesttown, the son of a United Empire Loyalist, given land for services rendered in behalf of the British crown at a time when to be a soldier, was one of the greatest honors conferred on man.  Deceased had nine brothers, and only one remains, Jacob, residing at Vennachar. The life of deceased was spent in the townships of Hinchinbrooke, Camden and Portland, and from an early date he was engaged in farming.  He was successful and leaves behind a goodly heritage to his wife and children.  Bad health caused him to retire about two years ago.  He moved to Yarker, and a few months later purchased a valuable property in Petworth.

He was highly respected by a large circle of friends extending over Frontenac and Addington counties.  He was a member of the Methodist church, converted about forty years ago, he possessed strong religious faith and died full of hope and trust in the future.  He was reserved in manner, gently and kind.  The funeral took place on Saturday morning and in view of the bad roads the attendance was large.  The remains were taken to the Methodist church, which was filled to the doors.  The pall bearers were James and William Shangraw, S. Guess, V. Vannest, W. Clark, S. Cowdy.  Rev. Mr. Marsh conducted the service, pointing out in strong and forcible language the reasons why people should live on earth in a way that would fit them to enter the better world.  By personal acquaintances with the late Mr. Snider, he (the speaker) learned beyond doubt that he lived the life of a christian and died trusting in his Saviour.  The body was removed to Baker's vault.  Deceased leaves a wife and three daughters, (one adopted):  Mrs. Hugh Curran, township of Camden;  Mrs. T. C. Carter, Kingston, and Mrs. R. Hamilton, Hinchinbrooke.

 

Mar 2 1894

Napanee Beaver

Snider,

John B.

 

At North Fredericksburgh, on October 30th, 1921, John B. Snider, aged 91 years, 7 months, 13 days.

      

Nov 8 1921

Napanee

Express

Snider,

Letty Ann

(nee Campsall)

 

SNIDER – Entered into rest at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, May 23, 1944, Letty Ann Campsall, widow of Emery Snider, aged 73 years, of Wilton, Ont.  Funeral will take place from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Harry Harkness, 558 Frontenac Street, Kingston, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.  Interment at Wilton Cemetery.

 

LETTA CAMPSALL SNIDER – The funeral of Letta Ann Campsall, widow of Emery Snider of Wilton, was held Thursday afternoon from the home of her sister, Mrs. Harry Harkness, 558 Frontenac Street.  Rev. Mr. Hollingsworth conducted the service and was assisted by Rev. W. J. Fiddes of Princess Street United Church.  Interment was in Wilton Cemetery and pall-bearers were Bruce and Wilfred Snider, Fred H. Harkness, Johnson Stuart, Neil Forsythe and Milford Love.  Deceased, who was 73 years of age, died in the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday after an illness of two months.  She was born in Hartington, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campsall but since her marriage had lived in Wilton.  She attended the United Church.  Surviving are one son, Harry Snider of Wilton;   three grandsons;  one sister, Mrs. H. Harkness of Kingston.

        

1944

From the

Harkness

Scrapbooks

Snider,

Minerva

(nee Wagar)

 

The late Mrs. A.E. Snider

The death occurred at Rochester, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 17th, of Mrs. Arthur E. Snider, a former resident of this county. Mrs. Snider's maiden name was Minerva Wagar. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wagar, and was born at Sillsville. She was the last of a family of six children and was a sister of the late Allan Wagar and the late Dr. D.N. Wagar.

Many years ago she married Arthur E. Snider, and for over thirty years had been a resident of Oswego and Rochester.

Her funeral was held on Friday, July 20th, and interment followed at Riverside cemetery in Rochester.

     

Aug 1 1934

Napanee Beaver

Snider,

Sarah Mahala

 

SNIDER - At North Fredericksburgh, on Friday, Jan. 1st, 1909, Sarah Mahala Snider, aged 48 years and 8 months.

    

Jan 8 1909

Napanee Beaver

Snook,

John

 

SNOOK - At North Fredericksburgh on Saturday, August 15th, 1942, John Snook.

 

The Late John Snook

John Snook, a well-known and much respected farmer of the Gretna district, died at his home near Gretna, on Saturday. He was in his 84th year and had been in failing health for a considerable time.

Mr. Snook was born at Brockville but had lived the greater part of his life at Gretna. He was of a very quiet disposition and his main interests were his farm and his home. He was predeceased by his wife, who died in 1927 and leaves two sons, Clare at home and Roy in Detroit, and one daughter, Mrs. Ross Joyce, Gretna.

His funeral was conducted at his late home on Monday afternoon, by his pastor, Rev. A.C. McCallum. Mrs. Harry Mellow presided at the piano and during the service favourite hymns of Mr. Snook were sung.

Following the service interment took place at Riverview cemetery in Napanee. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Robert Denison, Fred Taverner, Fred Richards, George Hambly, John Chapman and Cyrus Buck.

     

Aug 19 1942

Napanee Beaver

Soby,

Jennie Kathleen

 

SOBY - At Gosport, on the 15th ult, Jennie Kathleen, infant daughter of Mr. John Soby, postmaster, aged 3 months and 14 days.

    

Oct 2 1891

Napanee Beaver

Soby,

John

 

John Soby, one of Napanee’s oldest and most respected resident, died yesterday after but a short illness.