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

 

Name

Information

Date / Source

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 7 1907

Napanee Beaver

 

June 14 1907

Napanee Beaver

Sager,

Beatrice

   *  see Fretts, Beatrice (nee Sager)

Sager,

Mrs. 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

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

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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,

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. Frieds desiring may contribute to the L& A Hospital Foundation or ARC Industries.

  

1996

Newspaper

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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

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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.

 

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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

Stray Newspaper

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Dec 281938

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,

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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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,

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,

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

                     

Apr 1 1882

Daily British Whig

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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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

Stray

Newspaper Clipping

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,

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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Clipping

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.

 

Sept 1910

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Clipping

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

Newspaper Clipping

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

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

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Shannon,

Mrs. Matthew

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

1915

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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

 

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**).

 

 

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,

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,

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.

 

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

 

[1902]

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

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,

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

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

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

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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

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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,

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,

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

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,

Baltes

 

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

        

July 22 1865

Daily British Whig

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

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

Shorey,

Amy D.

(nee Detlor)

 

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.

 

 

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,

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

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

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.

 

1932

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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

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,

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 Marysburg, 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,

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.

1916

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Sills,

Eleanor

   *  see Schryver, Eleanor

Sills,

Elizabeth

(nee Wagar)

 

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 adn 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 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, singed Joseph Sawyer, President.  From that date he was honored and useful as a licened 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 singed 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 ministrrtions 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,

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,

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.

 

July 20 1893

Toronto Daily Mail

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,

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,

Miss

   *  see Robinson, Mrs. Ceylon (nee Sills)

Sills,

Morris

 

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.

 

1906

From the Watson Scrapbooks

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,

Patricia

   *  see Dalzell, Patricia (nee Sills)

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

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,

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.

    

Jan 5 1887

Daily British Whig

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

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

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

Eliza

   *  see Huyck, Eliza (nee Smith)

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,

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,

Sarah Eliza

   *  see Hall, Sarah Eliza (nee Smith)

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.

     

Daily British Whig, Kingston

Mar 29, 1920

 

Stray Clipping

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

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

Soby,

Joseph

 

At Toronto, on Tuesday, May 21st, 1912, Joseph Soby, brother of Mr. John Soby. Remains were brought to Napanee on Wednesday and interred in the Riverside cemetery.

    

May 24 1912

Napanee Beaver

Soules,

Mrs. David

 

A very sudden death visited our little hamlet (Hayburn) on Monday morning at 2 o'clock and took from our midst Mrs. David Soules. Deceased was 57 years of age, and leaves to mourn her loss a husband, five sons and three daughters. She was laid to rest at Adolphustown. the sympathy of the whole community is with the sorrowing family.

 

The funeral of Mrs. D. Soules was held on Wednesday from Adolphustown Anglican Church, near where the remains will be interred. Mrs. Soules went to the bay for a pail of water, and, as she did not return in a few minutes as they expected she would, some of the family followed her and found her unconscious on the shore. She lingered for a few hours, passing away about 2 a.m. Monday..

       

May 1 1925

Napanee Beaver

South,

Clarence

 

Clarence South Died Thursday - Succumbed to Injuries Received Working in the Woods.

SHARPS CORNERS, March 13 - (Special) - Clarence South of Roblin, age 26, who suffered a broken neck on Wednesday afternoon, when a limb fell on him while working in the woods, died at 5.30 Thursday afternoon in the Kingston General Hospital.  Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert South;  his wife, (formerly Janet Clancy) and his five year old son, Douglas;  also an only sister, Mrs. Floyd Schermerhorn of Roblin. He was born in Camden Township and had always lived there.

 

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John Wales

 

JOHN WALES SOUTH - On Thursday morning, November 24th, 1917, there died at his residence, near Croydon, where he was born and lived all his life, John Wales South, son of William and Eliza South, in his 72nd year.  He was married April 22nd, 1875 to Margaret M. Switzer, and moved to the home where he died.  Of a kind and loving disposition, he will be missed by the family who remain, consisting of a wife and five children, namely Eliza J. Pennell and Robert S., near Roblin,  Stella M. Shetler, Newburgh;  Carrie A. Charlton, Napanee, and John Allan, on the homestead.  His surviving brother, William South, near Roblin, and one sister, Caroline Squires in the State of Pennsylvania.  He was a strong man of mind and body.  He has been ailing for nearly a year but sank rapidly at the last until the end came.  On Saturday, Dec. 1st at 1 o’clock, at Croydon Methodist Church, his funeral service was conducted, and from there to Tamworth vault.  His Pastor, Rev. Mr. Rorke, spoke feelingly from I Cor. 15:10  His end came calm and peaceful, and he was ready for the Master’s call.  The widow and family have the sympathy of the whole community.

 

1917

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Gwendolyn

(nee Shelley)

 

Gwendolyn Spearing - Suddenly, at the age of 66, Bath resident Gwendolyn Spearing died on July 28, 1990 at her home.

Born in Prince Edward County, she was the daughter of Joseph Shelley and Susan Allen. A farmer's wife, she did not work outside of home instead assisting on the farm until her husband's death in 1975.

A member of the St. Paul's Anglican Church in Sandhurst, she also belonged to the A.C.W., the Alter Guild of St. Paul's and was a member of the Queen of Sheba Rebekah Lodge 254 for several years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, flowers and crafts.

She is predeceased by husband Henry Spearing and father Joseph Shelley.

She is survived by her mother, children Mrs. Ronald McCoy (Marilyn), John, grandchildren Barbara Hughes, Julie McCoyd, siblings Dorothy Demore, John Shelley and Walter Shelley.

Services were held from the chapel at the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home to St. Paul's Church on July 31 with Rev. Kenneth Weaver officiating. Pallbearers were Ray Huffman, Orval Spearing, Larry Garrison, Allan Leeson, Joe Shelley and Doug Demore. Interment was at the St. Paul's Cemetery.

 

1990

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Spearing

Henry

 

Spearing - At Conway on Tuesday, April 28th, 1925, Henry Spearing aged 85 years, 2 months and 26 days.

       

May 15 1925

Napanee Beaver

Spearing,

James Henry

 

Spearing, James Henry - At Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, June 15, 1975, James Henry Spearing, in his 63rd year, of RR 1 Bath, beloved husband of Gwendolyn Shelley, dear father of Mrs. David Nicholas (Marilyn), Kingston and John at home. Mr. Spearing is resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral Service at St. Paul's Anglican church, Sandhurst, on Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Reverend Edward Carne officiating. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation or St. Paul's Memorial Fund would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Tuesday.

 

1975

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Spearing,

James Orvis

 

SPEARING - At Conway, on Tuesday, December 13th, 1921, James Orvis Spearing, aged 4 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Spearing.

 

Dec 30 1921

Napanee

Beaver

Spearing,

John Burton

 

SPEARING - At Conway, on Wednesday, March 15th , 1916, John Burton Spearing, aged 2 months and 22 days.

 

1916

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Spearing,

Mary Etta

(nee Moon)

 

Photo

 

MRS. M. E. SPEARING - Funeral of Mrs. Mary Etta Spearing was held at St. Mark’s Church Barriefield, to Cataraqui Cemetery.  The service was conducted by Rev. James Anderson, assisted by Rev. Kenneth Coleman, Cataraqui.  A family prayer was said by Rev. Mr. Anderson at the funeral home in Kingston the previous evening.  Pallbearers were Moore Finnigan, William McVety, George MacLean, Dr. W. J. Nuttall, Robert Good and Carol Stevenson.

Mrs. Spearing was born at Glenvale, daughter of the late James Moon, and his wife, the former Eliza Galbraith.  She was married to John Spearing, of Conway, where she lived for several years and 31 years ago the family moved to Pittsburgh township, residing at RR 1 Kingston.

Mrs. Spearing was a member of St. Mark’s Church, Barriefield, and an ardent worker in the church guild and WA as long as health permitted.  She was a member of the Women’s Institute for 62 years and in 1958 was made a Life Member of Pittsburgh WI. 

Mrs. Spearing leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lauretta Galt, Kingston and Mrs. Gerald Young (Ethel), of Kingston, and three sons, Henry Spearing, Conway;  Laurence Spearing, Westbrook and Horace Spearing, RR 1 Kingston.  She also leaves nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. V. N. Harshaw, Toronto.

Her husband died 11 years ago and a grandchild died several years ago.

  

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William John

SPEARING - At Conway, on Sunday Nov 29th  1914, William John, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Spearing, aged 3 months and 10 days.

1914

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Spence,

Rev. Hamilton

 

Retired Methodist Minister Drops Dead at Peterboro – Special to the Mail and Empire – Peterboro, Ont., Feb 24. – Rev. Hamilton Spence, a retired Methodist Minister, whose last charge was in Newcastle, dropped dead in the crowded Peterboro market hall yesterday forenoon.  Death is believed to have been due to heart failure.

He retired from the active pastorate about three years ago, and after living for a time in Norwood came to live in the city about nine months ago.  He had not been known to suffer from heart trouble, although the cause of his retirement was ill health.

Mr. Spence was born in South Dummer and was well known throughout Peterboro district.  It has not yet been decided whether an inquest will be held.

 

ca 1923-24

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Spencer,

Rev. Albert

 

A Sudden Death Summons

Canon Spencer Attacked by Heart Failure

In Picton on Saturday Evening - Expired almost Immediately - Sketch of His Career - A Good Man Hath Fallen Asleep at His Post of Duty

Sudden was the death summons to canon Spencer, clerical secretary of Ontario diocese, on Saturday evening, and sorrowfully was the news of his demise received by the people of Kingston on Sunday morning. On Saturday afternoon he received a message from bishop Mills to go to Picton to assist him in confirmation services; canon Evans had sent word of his inability to be present. Canon Spencer complied with the bishop's request, and went to Picton on the steamer Hero. Arriving there he went to a friend's house, and while conversing with Rev. Mr. Loucks, he suddenly collapsed. Medical aid was summoned, but the kindly and generous heart had ceased to beat. It is supposed that the exertion in walking up the hill from Picton wharf had greatly fatigued canon Spencer, who was troubled with heart disease. The remains were brought to Kingston Sunday morning by the steamer North King.

The late Rev. Albert Spencer was the fifth son of Dr. John Spencer, Lyn, Ont., and grandson of the late Col. Hazleton Spencer, a retired army officer. He was born at Lyn on Aug. 25th 1839, and was educated at the public and high schools. From 1855 to 1863, he was a public school teacher. Pursuing his studies at the Delaney divinity school, Geneva, N.Y., he was ordained deacon in 1863 and priest in 1865, by the late archbishop Lewis. After serving as a licensed travelling missionary in Renfrew and Leeds, he was named curate of Kemptville in 1868. He held the office of local superintendent of schools in Leeds from 1866 to 1869.

Then in June, 1880, canon Spencer was elected clerical secretary of the diocesan synod of Ontario, twenty-one years ago this month, and clerical secretary of the general synod in September, 1893. He was appointed a canon of St. George's cathedral, Kingston, in 1891.

Canon Spencer was one of the originators of the Kingston historical society in 1893. He also held the position of honorary secretary in Ontario diocese of the corporation of the Church house, Dean's yard, Westminster, England. Occasionally he wrote in the press on controversial subjects, and contributed the historical sketch of Ontario diocese to the Canadian church magazine in 1887. Canon Spencer was a conservative by tradition and conviction, and was strongly in favor of maintaining the unity of the empire. He advocated religious teaching in schools, and the right of each religious body to its own schools, wherever desired and practicable. He believed that the true solution of the problem of the liquor traffic was to be found in some modification of the Gothenburg system.

In July 1865, canon Spencer married Emma Jane, daughter of James C. Cross, East Bloomfield, N.Y., who died many years ago. The surviving children are: Rev. Hugh Spencer, Marquette, Mich.; A.H. Spencer, Wisconsin; and Mrs. Rayson.

Canon Spencer was fitly described recently as "one of nature's good kind." His geniality and beautiful qualities will ever be remembered. Sincerely will he be mourned, and difficult will it be to fill the office he so faithfully occupied for the past twenty-one years. Kindly reference was made in the city Anglican churches last night to the death of canon Spencer, who was described as "wearing the white flower of a blameless life."

The funeral takes place from the family residence on Alfred street, on Tuesday morning at half past ten o'clock to St. George's cathedral. Thence the remains will be taken to the K. & P. railway station. Interment takes place at Kemptville.

       

June 10 1901

Daily British Whig

Spencer,

Annie

(nee Hurd)

 

Spencer - On the 18th inst., Mrs. Annie Spencer, Conway, aged 80 years, 6 months and 14 days.

 

Hurd - At the residence of her son-in-law, Thos. Sloan, South Fredericksburgh, Annie Hurd, relict of the late Col. Augustus Spencer of Brighton, aged 80 years, 6 months and 12 days.

  

Nov 23 1889

Napanee Beaver

Spencer,

Mrs. Col. Augustus

 

Obituary - Mrs. Spencer

On Monday the relict of the late Colonel Augustus Spencer, formerly of Brighton, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Sloan, South Fredericksburgh.  She reached the advanced age of 80 years, 6 months and 12 days.  She was a very estimable lady.

 

Nov 23 1889

Napanee Beaver

Spencer,

Catharine

(nee Barage)

 

CATHARINE BARAGE - Relict of the late J. W. Spencer, died at the home of her son, Mr. Geo. G. Spencer, Hayburn, Hay Bay, on Monday last, aged ninety years and six months. Her husband died about ten years ago. Deceased leaves three sons, Geo. G., Hayburn, D. W., Napanee, and Charles I., of Astoria Oregon and two daughters, Mrs. Enoch Ferris, of Elginburg, and Mrs. George Huff, of Watertown, NY. Mrs. Spencer was a woman of wonderful vitality and maintained all her faculties to the last. She was possessed of a superior intellect, a great reader, and her keen memory enabled her to recall events of nearly a century past, and converse intelligently on the current topics of the day. Mrs. Spencer was a kind mother and neighbor and deeply religious, having joined the Methodist church at the age of fourteen years. The funeral took place on Wednesday, and the remains were placed beside her husband in the Parks' buying ground across the bay.

 

1905

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Spencer,

Dora Jane

(nee McWain)

 

Mrs. W.S. Spencer died in St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Kingston on Tuesday, January 22nd. She had been in failing health for the past two years, and had been a patient in the hospital for several months.

Mrs. Spencer was formerly Dora Jane McWain, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McWain. She was in her 70th year. She was a resident of North Fredericksburgh all her life until she came with her husband to South Napanee some years ago. She was a member of Grace United Church.

She was predeceased by her husband a few years ago and leaves no family.

Her funeral was conducted at the Wartman Funeral Home on Friday January 25th by Rev. C.D. McLellan, and interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Pallbearers were Geo. Thoms, John Curran, Arthur Dean, Earl Howell, Jay Clark and Ross Joyce.

     

Jan 30 1952

Napanee Beaver

Spencer,

Eliza Jane

 

Died - On the 18th of January, 1860, at her father's late residence, Sugar Grove, Warren County, Pa., Eliza Jane, youngest daughter of the late Hazleton Spencer, Esq., formerly of the Midland District, Canada West, aged 19 years, 9 months, and 25 days.

          

Mar 2 1860

Picton Gazette

Spencer,

Enos

 

Mr. Enos Spencer, the oldest resident of North Fredericksburgh, died at his home at Bethany on Sunday afternoon, January 7th. Mr. Spencer would have been 90 years of age if he had lived until February, and during all these years he has been a very active, hard working man.

In November he took to be and since that time he had been in failing health. He was a member of the Bethany United Church and was always interested in the things of the kingdom of God.

The funeral service was held in The Bethany United Church on Tuesday, January 9th, at 2:30 p.m. and was conducted by his minister, Rev. J.E. Beckel. The choir sang two suitable selections and friends from far and near gathered to pay their last respects to this grand, good old man. Interment was made in the family vault, in Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.

Mr. Spencer's wife predeceased him some years ago. Since that time he has been making his home with his son, Charles. Besides his son, Charles, he leaves to mourn his loss one daughter, Mrs. Loyst of Adolphustown, and two other sons, Taylor of Adolphustown, and William, of South Napanee.

       

Jan 10 1934

Napanee Beaver

Spencer,

Frederick W.

 

Spencer - At Hotel Dieu Hospital on Sunday, July 26, 1959, Frederick W. Spencer, beloved husband of the late Charlotte McBride, in his 93rd year. Resting at Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for funeral service on Tuesday July 28 at 2 p.m. Mr. George Southall officiating. Interment Bygott's Cemetery, Hay Bay.

   

July 1959

Kingston

Whig Standard

Spencer,

George G.

 

Obituary - George G. Spencer

The death occurred on Tuesday, April 30th, 1929, of George G. Spencer, at the residence of his son, in Watertown, N.Y. The deceased, the son of the late James W. Spencer, was born in North Fredericksburgh, and when four years old moved with his parents to the farm on the south side of  Hay Bay in South Fredericksburgh. On this farm he lived until nine years ago, when he retired and with Mrs. Spencer moved to Napanee. After the death of Mrs. Spencer, a year later, he went to live with his son in Watertown, N.Y. Mr. Spencer, who had many friends in Napanee, had reached the age of 86 years and was in good health until about two months ago. He is survived by one son, Mr. James F. Spencer, Watertown, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. William Pennell, Napanee, and foster daughter, Miss Rachel Ayrhart, of Watertown, N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. George Huff, Glen Park, N.Y.

The funeral services were held in Watertown on Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Charles Bollinger and Rev. F.A. Miller, after which the remains were brought to Napanee and interment was made at Hay Bay cemetery. The service at the grave was taken by members of Union Lodge No. 9, A.F. & A.M., of which Mr. Spencer was a member.

    

May 8 1929

Napanee Beaver

Spencer,

Hazelton

Hazelton Spencer, Esq., Fredericksburgh, buried 7 Feb 1813.

1813

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Spencer,

Hulbert

 

Bert Spencer Died at Detroit -

Hulbert (Bert) E. Spencer, son of the late Mr. C. H. Spencer and Mrs. Spencer, of Napanee, died at Detroit Mich., on Thursday, June 3rd, after a long illness.

The late Mr. Spencer was born at Roblin, 48 years ago.  He attended school at Roblin  and later went to Albert college in Belleville.  After completing his education, he returned to Roblin, where he took over his father’s business and operated it for a few years.  He then went to the Canadian west, where he remained for several years, after which he returned to the east and in 1923 went to Detroit, where he had since remained.

His illness extended over a period of several months and his death occurred in the hospital where he was a patient for a week.

He is survived by his wife, formerly Kathleen Price, four children, Bette, Price, Aubrey and Bill, his mother, Mrs. C. H. Spencer of Napanee, two brothers Leone of Napanee, Ivan of Bradford, and two sisters, Mrs. Little of Toronto and Mrs. Wolfe, of Durham.

His funeral was held at Detroit on Saturday morning, and interment followed at Detroit.

 

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James W.

 

The Late J.W. Spencer, Hay Bay

James W. Spencer, one of the pioneers of the bay district, died at Hay Bay on March 2nd, having reached the advanced age of eighty-three years and eight days. The deceased gentleman was born Feb. 22nd, 1812, in the township of Richmond, and in 1835 was married to Catherine Baregar, of the same township. He resided at his late home for fifty years. He is survived by his wife, who, though eighty years of age, is still a very active woman, and by five children, viz.; Mrs. F. Ferris, Elginburg; Mrs. George Huff, Deseronto; D.W. Spencer, Napanee; George Spencer, Hay Bay, and Charles Spencer, Hare, Oregon. He also leaves sixteen grand-children and two great-grand-children. The deceased had from boyhood been a consistent member of the Methodist church.

    

Mar 14 1895

Weekly British Whig

Spencer,

John

 

John Spencer, an old resident of Hay Bay, died on Sunday last, aged eighty-two years. Deceased was twice married and leaves a large family, all grown up.

     

Nov 11 1895

Weekly British Whig

Spencer,

Mary Jane

(nee Lont)

 

Deaths - Spencer - At Consecon, Nov 5, 1932, Mary Jane Lont, Wife of the late Thomas Spencer, aged 81 years.   Interment Consecon cemetery.

 

Mrs. Mary Jane Spencer -

For fifty years a resident of Consecon, Mrs. Mary Jane Spencer passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, at her home there after a long illness.  Born in 1851 in Ameliasburg, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lont.  After her marriage to Thomas Spencer, who pre-deceased her several years, Mrs. Spencer moved to Consecon.  She was a faithful member of the United Church. 

Left to mourn her loss are one son and one daughter, Mr. Lewis Spencer of Toronto and Mrs. Robert Zufelt of Consecon.  One brother, Albert Lont of Ameliasburg also survives.  The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the residence of her daughter.  Services were held in the home at two o’clock, Rev. Mr. Swain officiating.  Interment was in Consecon cemetery.

 

Nov 10 1932

The Picton Times

Sprague,

Nancy Helen

   *  see Boulter, Nancy Helen

Stafford,

Annette

   *  see Wagar, Annette (nee Stafford)

Stafford,

Mary

   *  see Gibson, Mary

Stalker,

James B.

 

STALKER - At his residence in Napanee, on Thursday, October 20, 1932, James B. Stalker, in his 54th year.

 

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Stanhope,

Nellie Amelia

 

STANHOPE – At Deseronto, Nov. 2d, Nellie Amelia, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stanhope.

 

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Stanton,

Angus G.

 

After a short illness from pneumonia the death of Angus G. Stanton occurred at his residence, Bloomfield Road, on Sunday Aug 25th aged 70 years.  The deceased was born at Bongard’s North Marysburgh Township, where he spent the greater part of his life at farming.  Some few years ago he retired from farming and moved to Picton, residing at Centre Street, until about a year ago when he traded his property there for Mr. W. S. Blakely’s home on the Bloomfield Road where he has since lived.   Mr. Stanton was unmarried, two unmarried sisters, Henrietta and Eliza living with him.  Other surviving relatives are:  William, a brother who also resided with the deceased;  Gilbert, of Kerr Robert, Sask.;  John, of Delta, Man.;  Sidney of New Westminster, B.C., and a married sister in Lethbridge, Alberta.  The deceased was a member of the Anglican Church.  The funeral was held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Rev. F. L. Barber officiating.  Interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

 

 

(ca 1912-1919)

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Stanton,

Eliza

 

There passed away on 23rd April at Picton Miss Eliza Stanton in her 72nd year, after a life time of suffering.  She was a daughter of the late Gilbert Stanton and Mary Prinyer Stanton and resided on her father’s homestead until about twelve years ago, when she came with her brother, the late Capt. Angus Stanton, to reside in Picton.  Three brothers, William of Picton, Sidney, Vancouver, B.C., Gilbert, Kerrobert, Sask, also three sisters, Mrs. Dair, Lethbridge, Alta, Henrietta at the home, Bowery St. and Mrs. George Waring of Picton Survive.  The funeral took place Monday, the 26th April, from the residence of her sister, Henrietta, Bowerey St., and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Barber of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican church and interment in Glenwood cemetery.  A Large attendance of acquaintances and former neighbors evidenced the high esteem in which she was held.

 

 

(circa 1915)

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Staples,

Edith

(nee Gibson)

 

Death of Edith Gibson Staples – The sympathy of the community goes out to Mrs. Stephen Gibson, former District Organizer of the Napanee W. M. S. in the loss of her only daughter, Edith (and baby boy), wife of Melville H. Staples, who died at Cottage Hospital, Toronto, on September 29th, 1920.  Mrs. Staples was a graduate of the Napanee Collegiate, and of Victoria University, Toronto.

 

1920

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Steele,

Mary

   *  see Henry, Mary

Stephens,

Henry

 

STEPHENS - On Wednesday, the 23rd ult., at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Fanny Feroom, township of Bentinck, county of Grey, Ont., Henry Stephens, a native of Penryn, Cornwall, England, aged 88 years and 2 months.  A resident of Toronto and Lambton Mills for over forty years.

 

March 9 1887

The Christian Guardian

Sterling,

Wellington

 

STERLING, Wellington - At Napanee on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1965, Wellington Sterling, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Isaac Sterling, formerly of Millhaven, in his 95th year.  Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee.  Funeral service in the Chapel on Monday, Jan. 25 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment Oconto Cemetery.

 

Jan 25 1965

Kingston

Whig Standard

Stevens,

Charles

 

At Adolphustown, on Wednesday, April 6th, 1921, Charles Stevens, aged 41 years, 6 days.

 

STEVENS - At Adolphustown on Wednesday, April 6th, 1921, Charles Stevens, aged 47 years and 6 months.

 

Apr 12 1921

Napanee

Express

 

May 20 1921

Napanee Beaver

Stewart,

Bertha M.

   *   see Oliver, Bertha M. 

Stewart,

Clarinda

(nee Hawley)

 

In Perth, on the 29th ultima, in the 24th year of her age, Mrs. Clarinda, Consort of J. Stewart, Teacher of the Bathurst District School, and youngest daughter of D. Hawley, Esq., of Fredericksburgh in the Midland District.

 

Died - In Perth on Wednesday last, in the 24th year of her age, Mrs. Clarinda, consort of J. Stewart, Teacher of the Bathurst District School, and youngest daughter of D. Hawley Esq. of Fredericksburgh, in the Midland District. The malady was inflammation on the brain, which baffled all the assiduity and skill of her physicians. She bore her acute sufferings with christian patience and the most calm resignation to the will of her heavenly father, till the evening of the 7th day, when she resigned her spirit into the hands of him who gave it without one convulsive struggle leaving an infant child, aged 11 months, a disconsolate husband and a numerous circle of affectionate friends to deplore the early demise of so amiable a woman.

      

Aug 7 1830

Kingston Chronicle

 

Aug 11 1830

Upper Canada Herald

Stewart,

Lydia Jane

   *  see Alcombrack, Lydia Jane

Stewart,

Mary

   *  see Morgan, Mary 

Stigney

Emeline Rebecca

   *  see Emerson, Emeline Rebecca

Stone,

Catherine

   *   see Melbourne, Catherine 

Stone,

George

Washington

 

At his Residence, 481 Manning Avenue, on Saturday Dec. the 8th, George Washington, beloved husband of Lizzie Stone, aged 63 years.  Funeral service on Tuesday, the 11th instant, at 1 p.m. from above address.  Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Friends kindly refrain from sending flowers.

 

 

(ca 1919)

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Storms,

Arthur R.

 

Storms - At North Fredericksburgh, on Saturday, January 6th, 1923, Arthur R. Storms, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Storms, aged 17 days.

       

Jan 19 1923

Napanee Beaver

Storms,

Jemima

Jemima, wife of Henry Storms, Marysburgh, buried 25 Aug 1789.

1789

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Storms,

John

 

STORMS - In Ernesttown, near Violet, on Monday, Nov. 2nd, 1885, John Storms, aged 90 years.

 

A Veteran Passes Away - One of Ernesttown's Landmarks - Service to His Country

The late John Storms was born on Jan 1st, 1796 in the township of Ernesttown. His father came from the United States in 1790. John was the eldest of six children, five boys, all of whom departed this life some years ago. The words of scripture have been literally fulfilled in this case, "The first shall be the last." During the war of 1812 to 1815 he was called upon to enter the service. Capt. Clark being the officer under whom he served. The company to which he belonged was stationed in Kingston. Whilst there intelligence reached him of his father's serious illness. He procured leave of absence and hastened home, but it was to see his father close his eyes on all earthly scenes. He has received a pension for some years past for services then rendered. After the death of his father, it was his duty to take charge of and provide for the wants of the family. Here he did not fail, but with God's blessing succeeded in keeping a home for a sorrow stricken mother and bereaved children. In 1818 he gave his hand and heart to Elizabeth Hogle, daughter of Sebastian Hogle, a U.E. Loyalist. In this lady he found a true helpmeet who shared his trials and joys for the space of sixty-five years. This union resulted in six children, five boys, one of whom is not.

The itinerant minister found in his home a welcome and quiet resting place. In politics he was a Reformer, never wavering to please friend or foe. It may be said of him that he was a good man and true. He was widely known among the people of his day, and by all he was respected as a man generous, upright and industrious, always ready to assist in any good work for the benefit of the community. He was for more than half a century a member of the Methodist Church, consistently practicing all the tenets of his faith. It could not be said that he was sick at all, the physical machinery simply wore out, and the stoppage was so gradual that the approaching change was almost imperceptible. His son, Norman Storms has for some years occupied the homestead, by whom his declining years were comforted by every attention that filial duty could suggest. During the last year, and almost half of his life, he was frequently visited by his pastor, to whom he spoke freely of his faith in Christ and hope in a blissful immortality. On other subjects his mind would wander, but on this it was a s clear as a sunbeam. His last words were "My Saviour." His sun went down on the evening of Nov. 2nd, but to arise into clearer light and beauty and to shine on in the presence of the redeemed, the angels and God, forever.

The funeral took place on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at Violet, and was largely attended. A sermon was preached by the writer from the text Rev. 14.13 - after which the corpse was laid in the vault. He has left five children, eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. May they all meet him in the home above.

 

Nov 6 1885

Napanee

Standard

 

Dec 10 1885

Weekly British Whig

Storr,

Margaret

 

There passed away peacefully, one of Richmond Township’s old and highly esteemed citizens, in the person of Mrs. Margaret Storr, widow of the late John Storr, at the age of sixty-nine years.  The deceased had been in failing health for some months, but has always been a most patient sufferer.  Everything possible was done to lengthen out the brittle thread of life, but without avail, and on November 7th her spirit winged its flight to the realms of eternal bliss.  Mrs. Storr had been a resident of Roblin and vicinity for many years, and will be greatly missed by her many acquaintances, as well as her own immediate relatives.  Of late she had made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Archie Denison, of Napanee, and Mrs. Wesley Davis, where she fell asleep in Jesus.

Mrs. Storr was a splendid type of Christian womanhood, having been converted some thirty-six years ago in special revival services at the Ebenezer Church of the Selby Circuit, under the ministry of Rev. Mr. Robeson, of saintly memory.  Since that time she lived a consistent, victorious Christian life, seeking to please and glorify Him who had redeemed her, and to help spread His Kingdom in the earth. Her sun went down without cloud or shadow.  All was clear between her soul and her God.

The funeral was held from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Wesley Davis, to the Holiness Movement Church, Roblin, and was conducted by her Pastor, Rev. P. C. Bennett, assisted by Rev. H. W. Foley, of Selby, and Rev. R. Tomlinson, of Roblin.  The text used on the occasion is found in II Tim. 4: 7-8.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brooks sang during the service very touchingly, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”  The large congregation attested to the esteem in which the departed was held.  The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband, who predeceased her about seven years ago.  The flowers were beautiful, consisting of a pillow and wreath from the family and the grandchildren.  The pall-bearers were Leopold Carscallen, Frank Gray, John McFarlane, Herb Windover, Herb Asselstine, and John McConnell.

Two daughters, Rhoda, Mrs. Wesley Davis, and Gertie, Mrs. Archie Denison, are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate and loving mother;  also one sister, Mrs. Ezra Thompson, of Dauphin, man.;  one brother, Silas Storring of Sharp’s Corners, and several grandchildren.  The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing hearts.  amid the darkness of the hour comes the comfort of knowing that she has gone to be with Christ which is far better.

 

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Storr,

Wm. H.

 

Mr. Wm. H. Storr - The death occurred at his home on Thursday, July 18th, of Mr. Wm. H. Storr, an aged and respected citizen of Ebenzer, born May 29th, 1842, in Lennox and Addington.  He is survived by his second wife, formerly Miss Agnes Turnbull.

His first wife, Miss Elizabeth Brown predeceased him nearly thirty-three years having passed away, November 12th, 1896, leaving eight sons, of whom six are living, Robert, Leslie, Gilbert, Wilbert, Charlie and Arthur, five of whom were present at the funeral, held from Ebenezer United Church on Saturday, July 21st at 2.30 at which Rev. A. E. Oliver officiated.

Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. McQuade, of Selby, sixteen grand children and four great grand children.

 

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Storring,

George R.

 

LATE GEORGE R. STORRING - At his home in Kingston, on Thursday afternoon, February 28th, the death occurred of George R. Storring, after suffering six months with Dropsy of the Heart.  He was the eldest son of Gordon and Mrs. Storring, and was born near Roblin July 19th, 1861.  He spent some time in the United States, but has been a resident of Kingston for a number of years.  He possessed a “cheery” disposition.  The remains were taken to Deseronto on Saturday, where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Tucker at the home of Robt. S. Storring at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon and removed to the vault in Deseronto for interment.  Besides his sorrowing widow he leaves two brothers, Robt. J. and Silas Storring of Deseronto who were by his side until the end came, and two sisters, Mrs. John Storr, Selby, and Mrs. Ezra Thompson, Dauphin Man.

 

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Stoughton,

Rev. John

 

DIED - On Thursday, at the Parsonage, Bath, in his forty second year, the Reverend JOHN STOUGHTON, Rector of Ernest Town, where he had officiated for nearly sixteen years;  a man amiable in his domestic relations and a plain, sensible and sound preacher.

 

Oct 17 1835

Kingston

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Stratton,

Mary

   * see Griffith, Mary

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Strawbridge,

Viola

  *  see Johnston, Viola

Strickland,

Nancy

 

NANCY STRICKLAND -  Was born in Rosedale, Yorkshire, on July 5th, 1834, and died in Oshawa, Ont., on March 6th, 1886.  She came to Canada with her parents when nine years of age.  When young she spent some years in teaching school, for which she was qualified by a first class A Normal School certificate.  It was while engaged in teaching at Picton from 1867 to 1869 that she was converted to God and joined the Methodist Church.  Her inclinations, however, soon led her to devote her talents to other work than teaching.  She had a rare gift for fancy needlework, for painting and drawing and in these she acquired great proficiency.  Her skill to these things was well known throughout this country, as many diplomas and medals testify.  She also enjoyed the distinction of receiving diplomas and medals abroad, both from  the Centennial at Philadelphia, in 1876, and from the Paris Exposition in 1878.  But it is not of these thing I would speak in particular.  She did not excel more as an artist that she did as a woman and as a Christian.  She had an excellent judgment combined with force of character.  She had a knowledge of the world.  She was admirably qualified to relieve her aged parents of all care concerning their domestic and secular affairs.  She was a clever woman;  she was a good woman.  She never took a prominent place in public religious exercises, but she led a beautiful life.  She was tranquil, considerate, devout.  The weak would feel like clinging to her to confirm their steps by her moral strength.  She was a life member of the woman’s Missionary Society.  She was ill some months at last, and though death came more suddenly that was anticipated, it could not take her unaware.  She was always ready to die.  She was exultant in Christ.  Seldom is a daughter, a sister, a friend more missed;  seldom is the memory of the just more blessed.  [signed] T. Manning

 

May 12 1886

The Christian Guardian

Stringer,

William

 

WILLIAM STRINGER - 

William Stringer, son of Aron and Elizabeth Stringer, was born at Lyon’s Creek, in Crowland township, of Christian parents, on the 25th day of June, 1796.  In the year 1813, he moved to Pelham township, and five years later, he bought a copy of Methodist Discipline and a double-bound Hymn book on the 28th of August 1818, and on the 13th of September of the same year was converted to God, was sanctified on the 3rd of October following.  In the year 1819, he was united in marriage to Rachel, daughter of George and Hannah Lutes, settled in Thorold township 1820, moved to Camboro township in March 1836, where he was made leader of the Trudo class;  received exhorters licence 1842, and was made a local preacher in 1844 ordained deacon 1863.   After a life of usefulness he died in great peace on the 17th day of September, 1886, aged 90 years, from paralysis of the stomach, caused by old age.  The funeral service was conducted by the writer, and a sermon preached from the appropriate text, “Thou shalt come to thy grave in full age like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.” Job. v. 26     R. W. SCANLAN

 

Nov 3 1886

The Christian

Guardian

Strother,

Rev. Arthur

 

REV. ARTHUR STROTHER - The funeral of Rev. Arthur Strother was held at St. Alban’s Anglican church at Adolphustown.  A service in the funeral home was conducted by Archedeacon J. B. Creeggan, assisted by Canon A. S. McConnell, while the service at the Church was under the direction of Dean A. B. Brown, of Kingston assisted by Rev. Allan Brandon, rector of the church, and Rev. Arthur Page.  Interment was in Sandhurst Cemetery.

The honorary bearers were: Clarence Jewell, James Harris, Ross Chase, Albert Chalmers and Hugh Instant, while the active bearers were:  Mervin O’Connor, Edward Young, Ted Young, Jack Clarke, Clem Hinds and Alex Allin.

 

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Sughrue,

Catharine

(nee Welch)

 

In Kingston, Dec 27th, 1907, Catharine Welch, widow of the late Capt. John Sughrue, aged eighty-eight years.  Funeral took place from the House of Providence, Saturday morning.

 

MRS. SUGHRUE DEAD -

A Benevolent Woman Faithful to Her Church -

The death of Mrs. Sughrue, widow of the late Capt. John Sughrue took place in the House of Providence on Friday, December 27th.  The deceased was shown every kindness by the sisters.  Having two nieces sisters in the institution, she was no stranger.  One of her nieces, in company with several other of the sisters, was at her side during her last moments, the other being stationed at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Brockville.  She was also attended by the relatives of her deceased husband.  The remains were immediately removed to the residence of Capt. W. D. Sughrue, (grandson of Captain John Sughrue), where they remained until Saturday, when they were  taken to Howe Island, her former home, for burial.

Mrs. Sughrue, was in her younger days, when a resident of Howe Island, well known among the Roman Catholic clergy for her liberality and generosity, as it always fell to her lot to throw open her house to the entertaining of the religious that visited the island, and she and her husband, did all with willing hearts.  She was a whole-souled woman;  no  person in want applied to her in vain.  She was a member of a large family, at one time well known in Kingston, her name being Catharine Welch.  Her funeral took place on Sunday, to St. Philomen’s church on Howe Island, where a solem libera was chanted for the dead. The body was then taken to the vault.  The remains were followed from Kingston, by the relatives of Captain Sughrue, and some of the islanders.  From the house to the church, Michael O’Brien, of the separate schools (nephew to the deceased), and Miss Bessie Welch, sister, were the first in the cortege.  T. O’Connor, merchant tailor of Gananoque, and family, also attended, being related by marriage.  Mrs. O’Connor was one of her favorite nieces.  John Lee and family, Gananoque, drove up to the funeral, the deceased and her husband being old-time friends.

 

Mon Dec 30 1907

Daily British Whig

Kingston

Sutton,

Elizabeth Hazel

 

SUTTON - At Gravenhurst on Tuesday, December 15th, 1936, Elizabeth Hazel Sutton aged 14 years and 9 months.

 

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Sutton,

Gertrude

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Sweatman,

Eliza J.

 

SWEATMAN - In Adolphustown, on Wednesday, Oct 14th, Eliza J. Sweatman, aged 48 years.

 

Oct 16 1885

Napanee

Standard

Sweatman,

Hannah Louise

 

In Hallowell, Friday, Dec. 28 1917, Hannah Louise Sweatman, aged 65 years.  Funeral Sunday, Dec. 30th.  Interment in Glenwood.

 

1917

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Sweet,

Clara

(nee Cook)

 

Mrs. Harold Sweet

A deep gloom was cast over the whole community, when the wife of Harold Sweet, nee Clara cook, passed away, after a brief illness, in the General Hospital, Kingston.

All that medical skill and loving hands could do was of no avail, and she entered into rest at four o’clock on the afternoon of April 14th, at the early age of thirty-six years.

Deceased was a woman of sterling quality, bright and cheery in her home, a loving wife and mother, beloved by all who knew her; and while her body was racked with pain, her mind was on the higher things of life, and often her voice would raise in song and prayer.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful, including a large wreath from Ontario Motor Works of Oshawa, where the deceased’s brothers are employed, and many others from friends, showing the high esteem in which she was held.

The funeral service was held in Selby United Church, conducted by her Pastor, Rev. Mr. Olliver, of Roblin.  A large concourse of friends followed the remains to Camden V. cemetery, where she was laid to rest, to wait the great resurrection morn.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and two small sons;  also her mother, Mrs. A. Cook, one sister, Mrs. L. Heyman, Kingston, and four brothers, Grant, of Selby;  Earl, Morley and Murray, of Oshawa.  Her father predeceased her several years ago.

 

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Sweet,

Infant Daughter

 

SWEET - In South Fredericksburgh on October 14th 1898, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sweet, aged 2 weeks.

  

Oct 14 1898

Napanee Beaver

Sweet,

Eddie

 

There is a gloom cast over our town by the accident which befell one of our boys. The Sweet twin brothers have been employed by Mr. Fred Perry, for the past three months, doing general farm work. All went well until Wednesday of last week, when Mr. Fred Perry and the Sweet brothers started a few miles north for some timber. they all started off in their usual merry way, laughing and chatting as though nothing would go wrong. They called at the boys father's home. This was the last his parents saw poor Eddie alive. they finally got to their destination, and were in the act of falling a large elm tree. Neither Mr. Perry nor the Sweet brothers were experts at such work and misjudged the direction the tree would fall, and commenced to saw it down, which fell in the opposite direction intended. The Sweet brothers ran in line of the tree falling, and the result was Fred was injured slightly, and Eddie instantly killed. a messenger was dispatched to notify his parents, and the body was conveyed to this late home. the coroner deemed an inquest not necessary. The funeral took place on Friday, service being held in the White church, Morven, and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Horton, who spoke in the highest praise of deceased since his acquaintance with him. The community unanimously turned out to pay the last respect to Eddie, who was born and always lived in our midst. The sympathy of the neighborhood is for the bereaved family.

     

Mar 8 1907

Napanee Beaver

Sweet,

Francis

 

SWEET - In South Fredericksburgh, on June 22nd, Francis Sweet, aged 21 years.

    

June 30 1890

Daily British Whig

Sweet,

Jehiel

 

At North Fredericksburgh, March 26th, Jehial Sweet, aged 23 years.

     

Apr 3 1897

Daily British Whig

Swetman,

Eliza J.

 

In Adolphustown, Oct 13th, Mrs. Eliza J. Swetman, aged 43 years.

     

Oct 22 1885

Weekly British Whig

Switzer,

Jane

(nee Card)

 

Switzer - At Sandhurst, on May 8th, 1896, Zelica Jane, beloved wife of Mr. Martin Switzer, aged 43 years, 1 month and 3 days.

 

Obituary-JANE CARD -  wife of Martin Switzer, Sandhurst, passed peacefully away on Friday last, May the 8th, aged 43 years.  Deceased was a daughter of Mr. G. B. Card of Enterprise.  Mrs. T. Mellow and Miss Maud Card, of Willard N.Y., are sisters;  Marshal of Richmond, Jacob of Hay Bay, Jeffrey of Sillsville, Edgerton of Kingston and Charlie are brothers.  Deceased had been in poor health for two years past but was only confined to her bed three days before her death.  As a wife, neighbour, friend and a member of the church, she was above reproach and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew her.  Besides a bereaved husband, brothers and sisters, she leaves one child, a young man of twenty years.  Lela, her only daughter, preceded her mother to the tomb about two years ago. The funeral took place on Sunday,  Rev. Mr. Shorey conducting the service.  It was largely attended by friends from Napanee, Bath, Hawley and Kingston, which showed the esteem in which Mrs. Switzer was held.

 

She has gone with Lela to dwell

She has said to her husband farewell

Your wife you often will miss

Her work for the Master was done

She was ready when called for to go

A crown of bright glory has won

and a robe that is white as the snow.

 

Mother now in her garments of white

Walks the streets with the glorified throng

In the raptures of glory delight

With the glorified sing the new song

With us he could no longer stay

Her body was borne from our door

angels bright did her spirit convey

Where partings and tears are no more.

 

Dear mother, bound close to our hearts

As the ivy that clings to the oak

But Jesus thought best we should part

The cord that once bound us is broke.

As we stood by the side of her casket

And gazed on her marble white brow,

Wish her back, no, we never could ask it

For she is far happier now.

 

It was hard to bid her good-bye

And to bury her out of our sight;

God took her, we cannot tell why,

But we know what he does must be right.

Husband dear, I must bid you farewell,

Let me take from your lips a last kiss,

I am going with Jesus to dwell;

Dear son George, your mother you often will miss.

 

Remember, you have one more tie

To draw you from this world of care;

May we all meet again bye and bye

In a home of the blest over there.

Dear husband and son, you’ll not forget

When I am laid under the sod,

Though lonely, yet do not fret,

For I have joined Lela at home with God.

  

May 15 1896

Napanee Beaver

Switzer,

J. N.

 

In Memoriam - J. N. Switzer, died February 16th, 1917, aged 69 years.

 

Enterprise Circuit

Year ending

May 1917

Switzer,

Lena B.

(Lela?)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Switzer, South Fredericksburgh, were called upon to part with their only daughter, Lena B., who died on Monday last, the victim of hemorrhage of the lungs. Deceased was sick about two weeks, and was but thirteen years of age.

    

SWITZER - In South Fredericksburgh, on Monday, 4th Dec., 1893, Lela B., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Switzer, aged 13 years and 5 months.

     

Dec 9 1893

Daily British Whig

 

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Switzer,

Lewis

 

SWITZER - AT Desmond, on Monday, September 17th, 1928, Lewis Coleman Switzer, aged 69 years and 9 months.  the funeral will take place from his late residence, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2.30 o’clock.  Service at the house, thence to Camden East cemetery.

 

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Lottie

(nee Thompson)

 

It was a painful shock to her many friends in Toronto and Napanee, Ont., the death on Sunday evening, December 8, at the latter place, of Lottie Thompson, beloved wife of Edwin E. Switzer, of the British America Assurance Co., this city, and daughter of the late Rev. James and Martha Thompson, Napanee, in her thirty-fourth year. Although in filing health for some two years, her end was unexpected so soon. The deceased was visiting her aunt in Napanee, Mrs. T. W. Casey, and for six weeks had been going in and out among her relatives and old friends at church and on the streets in her usual cheerful spirits, and on Thanksgiving (November 28) was out driving with her husband. She was but two days confined to her room, and one day to her bed. She fully expected to return soon to her beloved Christian work in Toronto, but it was providentially otherwise ordered. The late Mrs. Switzer was indeed a Christian much beloved; her amiable, exemplary character breathed a sweet influence in the church, Sabbath-school, and upon all with whom she came in contact. Free from sanctimoniousness or cant, yet always loyal and true to God, ready to discharge every Christian duty, and render help wherever needed, with a sunny, cheerful disposition that made her life a benediction to others. In later years, especially, she was a close student of the Bible, manifesting a powerful grasp of Scripture truth, and a most remarkable faith in God, who gave her repeated victories during her particularly trying affliction. 'Patient in tribulation,' she was resigned to her heavenly Father's will. Those who witnessed her peaceful death will not soon forget.
'The smile that lay upon her lips.

Hers was the secret

Of sorrow's glad surcease,

Upon her forehead shone the benediction

Of everlasting peace.'

Since her marriage about nine years ago, deceased was a constant working member of Trinity Church, Bloor Street, Toronto, a teacher in the Sunday school, and an active worker in the Epworth League and woman's Missionary Society, in all of which her efforts were highly appreciated. Last Sabbath a memorial service was held in the Sunday school, and the pastor, Rev. W. H. Hicks, paid a worthy tribute to the departed sister at the morning service. 'She rests from her labors, and her works do follow her.  To the sorrowing, bereaved husband, also a well-known, devout member of the Methodist Church, and consistent Christian worker, the sympathy of the entire community is assured, and the prayers of God's people will be offered that he may have sustaining grace in his sore affliction. We commend him to our all-loving Father, who is 'too wise to err and too good to be unkind,' for 'behind a frowning providence he hides a smiling face. R. S. M.

 

1901

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Switzer,

Martin

 

Mr. Martin Switzer - An old resident of Wilson's Crossing died on Monday 22d May. He had been failing for some time, but was in his usual health up to Thursday, when he was obliged to keep his bed, and gradually grew weaker till the end came. Deceased took up a farm here sixty-seven years ago, and through perseverance and industry was able to settle down in his declining years very comfortably. He was in his ninety-second year. One daughter, Mrs. Wm. Hill, Sandhurst, and one step-daughter Mrs. Wiseman, Marlbank, and three sons, Messrs. Robert, Martin and Henry survive him; also nineteen grand children and nineteen great grand children. In religion he was a Methodist, and lived a consistent life true to his God. In politics, a Conservative. Funeral on Wednesday. Service was conducted by the Rev. R. Allin after which interment took place in the cemetery at Centreville. The pall bearers were Messrs. Wm. Clancy, Baptiste Wilson, Wm. H. Hinchey, J. F. Wilson, Durl Wagar, and M. Loucks. Sympathy is extended to the family.

      

June 2 1905

Napanee Beaver

Symington,

Julia

(nee Morden)

 

OBITUARY – It is our painful duty to record the death of Mrs. Thomas Symington one of our most influential women, who departed this life March 18th, 1913.  The call was indeed very sudden. On Thursday she attended a social evening given by her class and delivered an address on “David Livingston” and was the soul of the gathering.  Saturday she put her Bible lesson on the tablet in her class room, and on Tuesday, early in the morning, she breathed her spirit into her Redeemer’s hands.  The immense congregation that filled the spacious church was a token of the esteem and tenderness in which this useful and gifted woman was held by the citizens of Napanee and surrounding country.  She was well known in these Bay counties, having frequently, in various places, given addresses on literary and religious subjects.  Mrs. Symington (nee Julia Morden) was descended from United Empire Loyalist ancestors, of which she was justly proud.  She travelled extensively, and we remember a pathetic return journey alone, bringing the remains of a beloved brother, A. L. Morden, K. C., her travelling companion, who died during a visit in Europe.  Mrs. Symington was a woman of rare gifts and graces.  Nature was lavish in its bestowment upon her.  She was educated in Belleville and Toronto, where she showed herself a brilliant student.  For many years, Mrs. Symington lived in Napanee, and was an active member of Grace Methodist Church.  She was identified with all the work of that church.  In her church relations her faith was strong, her graces active, her conduct exemplary.  She was a tender and sympathizing friend, so that her character as a Christian appeared always with peculiar advantage.  The special work to which she directed her energies was teaching her Bible Class. For 37 years she faithfully followed this path of duty.  Early in life she saw this pathway stretch out before her and she faithfully followed it.  When merely a young girl her Bible and her class were her delight.  The Bible Class was organized and joined the International Sunday School Association Adult Department, according to International standard, December 4th 1907, and at her death its actual attendance was 60 and 70.  Her wide range of reading and extensive travels in Bible lands made her teaching vivid and interesting.  There was a charm in her manner of instruction that held her pupils year after year.  She was no hurried traveller, but leisurely, with the eye of a trained observer, she noted everything worthy of note for her class.  This Bible  Class was her life, for this she lived.  It seems remarkable at the end of 37 years of continuous teaching that at her death it numbered 77 members.  She indulged in no sensational teachings to keep her people.  The Bible was her text book, the old doctrines her theme.  What hundreds of people this woman has helped; what hundreds of young men she prepared for business and the struggle of life;  what a useful life; it was fully consecrated to this end.  “Duty my law shall be, and I’ll live and do for me.”  A touching memorial service was held by the class in their parlor last Sunday in memory of their beloved teacher.  In private life she was exact and regular in her devotion, grateful for kindness received and willing to impart assistance where it could relieve. The pastor said in his address at the funeral, “To praise the extent of her knowledge, the acuteness of her mind, her accuracy of judgement, or the eloquence of her expression is unnecessary, but we should remember her that we might imitate her virtues and have our faith stimulated and be led to tread the path of duty and never weary.”  Grace Church will miss one so faithful in all its interests, the “Daughters of the Empire” one of the most accomplished of its sisterhood and the community at large this elect lady who was so willing to lend assistance to every good cause.  The church was draped in her honor.  The bible Class and Daughters of the Empire occupied seats reserved for them.  The impressive services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.P. Wilson, B.A., assisted by Rev. A.L. Howard, M.A. of the Presbyterian Church.  The sympathy of our town goes out to our esteemed townsman, Mr. Thomas Symington, in his great sorrow.

 

1913

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Symington,

M. P.  M.D.

 

SYMINGTON – At Napanee, on Wednesday, September 1st 1909, M.P. Symington, M.D.  Funeral private from her residence this morning (Friday). The remains will be taken to Brighton by the 10:23 train.

 

1909

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