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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

Abbott,

David W.

 

DIED – ABBOTT – At Chelsea, Que, on Monday, May 18th 1896, David W. Abbott (late of Abbott & Wootton, Druggists, Sparks street) aged 31 years.  Funeral will take place from 159 McKay street, New Edinburgh, tomorrow, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  No Flowers

 

David W. Abbott died yesterday at Chelsea where he has been residing for some time.  “Dave” as he was known to his many friends will be remembered as a son of Mr. William Abbott, and for a time in business with Mr. H. H. Wooton, the firm being Abbott and Wootton druggists, Sparks street.  Mr. Abbott married Miss Meadows, daughter of School Trustee Meadows and she with one daughter of four years, mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.  Dave was only 31 years of age but he has been ill for some years and recently took a couple of trips to Colorado which resulted only in temporary benefit.  He has been a member of the St. Hubert Gun club and Ottawa Rifle club.  Very popular among his associates who will extend to the bereaved family their heartiest sympathy.

 

1896

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Abell,

Daniel W.

ABELL - On Thursday, 22nd ult., at his residence 19 Grove St., Hamilton, in great peace, Daniel W. Abell, in the 45th year of his age.

May 12 1886

The Christian Guardian

Abrams,

Alberta

Died – ABRAMS – At Napanee, on Thursday, Sept. 3rd, 1891, Alberta Abrams,

aged 31 years, 2 months.

Sept 11 1891

Napanee

Express

Abrams,

Ida Dawling

(nee Dowling)

 

Obituary – MRS. IDA DAWLING ABRAMS – Mrs. Ida Dawling Abrams, wife of John J. Abrams, of Morven died at the residence of her step-father, Isaiah Abrams, Napanee, on Thursday, 3rd inst., of consumption.  She was the only child of the late William Dowling, of Camden.  Both she and her husband have been victims of consumption for some time and became too sick to take care of themselves months ago.  They were both little past 30 years of age.  The husband now lies at death’s door and is not expected to survive many weeks, even many days.

 

Sept 11 1891

Napanee

Express

Ackerman,

Ethel May

(nee Robinson)

 

ACKERMAN - Ethel May. At the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston on Monday, August 20, 1979, Ethel May Robinson, Sandhurst. Beloved wife of Wilfred Ackerman, in her 84th year. Dear mother of Mrs. William E. Smith (Evelyn), Sandhurst and Harold, Sandhurst. Dear grandmother of four granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Resting at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee. Funeral service at the Conway United Church on Wednesday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. Interment Sandhurst Cemetery. Friends desiring may contribute to the Heart Foundation or the Charity of your choice. Family received friends, Tuesday at 2:30 to 4:30 and 7-9 p.m.

 

1979

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Ackerman,

Hannah

 

DIED - At her residence, near the East Lake, in the Township of Hallowell, on Friday, April the 8th, Mrs. Hannah Ackerman, wife of Mr. Garret H. Ackerman, in the forty-first year of her age.

 

Apr 27 1836

Kingston

Chronicle &

Gazette

Ackerman,

Wilfred George

 

Ninety-three-year-old Wilfred Ackerman resident of the Quinte Beach Nursing Home died on August 25, 1990 at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital.

Born in Havelock, he was the son of Jennie Spencer and George Ackerman.  A resident of the area for 70 years, Wilfred was a farmer and a buyer of grains, clover and grass seeds.  A member of the Conway United Church, he was an elder for many years. 

He is survived by children Evelyn Smith, Harold and wife Mertie Jean, granddaughters Shirley Vanleeuwen, Diane Patterson, Lois Munroe, Sharon Parks, 10 great-grandchildren and sister Alma Wallace.

Services were held from the Wartman Funeral Home to Conway United Church with Rev. Norm Esdon officiating.  Pallbearers were John Vanleeuwen, Jay Vanleeuwen, John Patterson, David Munroe, David Parks and Dennis Rowe.  Interment was at the McDowell Cemetery in Sandhurst.

 

Sept 1990

Ada,

Winnifred Joyce

(nee Trumpour)

 

ADA, Winnifred Joyce, (RN) - At peace, in Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Caroline, May 19 1981, Winnifred Ada, beloved daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. J. R. Trumpour, dear mother of John, San Francisco; and Ronald, Seattle;  much loved sister of Mrs. D. Hough (Jean), Napanee;  Kenneth, Orangeville;  and the late John Grenfell.  Memorial Service at Greenville General Hospital on Friday May 22.

 

1981

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Adams,

Eliphalet

 

DIED - At his own House, in Marysburgh, on the 24th of October, last, ELIPHALET ADAMS, an honest, worthy man, and a useful member of Society, beloved by his family and friends and respected by a numerous circle of acquaintances.  He has left a Widow and Five Children to deplore his sudden death.

 

Nov 9 1816

Kingston

Gazette

Ainsworth,

Louisa

   * see Cave, Louisa

Akey,

Irene Elizabeth

   *  see Chambers, Irene Elizabeth (nee Akey)

Akroyd,

Edythe

 

INTERRED AT SYDENHAM - Remains Late Miss Edythe Akroyd Arrived From West

Sydenham, April 18. - The remains of the late Miss Edythe Akroyd, who died in Alberta last fall, were brought home for burial, arriving Sunday afternoon last.  A large number of relatives and friends awaited their arrival at the cemetery to pay their last respects to one they knew and loved so well in life.

 

Apr  20 1911

The Weekly British Whig

Kingston

Alcombrack,

Helen

(nee Slade)

 

Funeral Held of Well-known Newburg Lady -

Many Attend Last Rites for Mrs. Alcombrack -

NEWBURG - Rev. Canon R. W. Spencer conducted the funeral of the late Mrs. Joseph Alcombrack which was held from her late residence to St. John’s Church and after the service the cortege proceeded to St. Luke’s Cemetery in Camden East where the interment was made.  The church was filled with relatives and friends and there were several floral tributes.

The death of Mrs. Alcombrack was learned with sincere regret by her many friends throughout the village and district.  Though in poor health from some time, she had not been confined to her bed, and her death came as a great shock to the relatives and wide circle of friends.

Mrs. Alcombrack before her marriage was Miss Helen Slade, a daughter of Capt. Slade, now residing in Montreal, and the late Mrs. Slade.  Before her marriage she was a nurse and graduated at the Kingston General Hospital.  She was exceptionally well-known and was held in very high esteem.  She was a faithful member of St. John’s Anglican church in Newburg.

Besides her husband she leaves a daughter, Miss Lorraine, nurse-in-training at the Kingston General Hospital, a son James at home, her father, Capt. Slade of Montreal, a sister, Mrs. Jones of Toronto, and a brother, James Slade, residing in the United States.  A sister Gladys passed away a few years ago.

The pall-bearers were intimate friends of the family.  Among those present were Miss Mitchell, night supervisor at the Kingston General Hospital, who was accompanied by three nurses.

 

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Alcombrack,

Lydia Jane

(nee Stewart)

 

OBITUARY - MRS. ALCOMBRACK - On the 11th  inst., in Toronto, after two days of illness, Mrs. Wm. M. Alcombrack passed to the Home beyond. Mrs. Alcombrack will be remembered by many as Lydia Jane, daughter of Israel and Jane Stewart. She was married in 1876 to Wm. M. Alcombrack, of South Fredericksburgh, where they resided till four years ago, when they removed to Toronto, and recently built a fine home on Havelock St. For six years past, Mrs. Alcombrack has been confined to the house, only leaving it when taken in a wheel chair, but in spite of her invalidism, she was in every sense the mother of the home. Affectionate, thoughtful, interested in everything, and looked up to by all the family for advice and guidance. She was a true Christian and brought up her nine children in the faith in which she lived, and in the triumph of which she died. Her husband, six sons and two daughters survive, one son having died two years ago. Her remains were laid to rest in Mount Pleasant cemetery, the funeral services being performed by Rev. C.O. Johnston, of Wesley Methodist Church, in the midst of many sorrowing friends and neighbors. Mr. Israel Stewart preceded his daughter in death by just three days. (**Written in - April 1906**).

 

1906

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Alcombrack

Maurice S.

 

ALCOMBRACK - In South Fredericksburgh on Oct. 7, Maurice S., son of Mr. J.G. Alcombrack, aged 2 years, 1 month.

Oct 10 1884

Napanee

Express

Alcombrack,

Mrs. Philip

 

AN OLD RESIDENT GONE - Word was received Tuesday of the death at Toronto Jan. 5 of Mrs. Alcombrack, widow of the late Philip Alcombrack, of Hawley. Deceased was well known in these parts, having lived all her life at Hamburg, there rearing her family of five sons and one daughter. Deceased was aged 81 years and for the past three years has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Sills, at Toronto. The sons are Warner, in Kentucky, Wm. and Leonard, in Toronto, John at Cataraqui, and Jacob, at Hamburg and only daughter, Lancy, Mrs Sills, with whom she spent her declining years and who tenderly cared for her in her last illness - pneumonia - which was the cause of her death. Mrs. Alcombrack passed peacefully and beautifully away, conscious up to the last, and exclaiming, "I am on the Rock." Three sons and three grandsons acted as pall bearers. The remains were placed in a vault in Toronto, until spring, when they will be taken to the family plot at Morven.

 

1903

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Alexander,

Samuel

 

Samuel Alexander

ARDEN, AUG 22 - On Saturday Aug. 17th, there passed away at his home, a life long resident in the person of Samuel Alexander aged 85 years after a lingering illness.  The deceased in his younger years was foreman for the Rathbun co. and was employed by that company for a great many years.  He was trustee of the Arden School Board for a number of years, and some years ago was elected as councillor for the Township of Kennebec.  Of late years he has been a successful farmer.  He was a good neighbour and a kind father and will be greatly missed in this locality. 

Besides his wife he leaves to mourn five sons and four daughters, namely, Harry, James, Clark of Arden, Ross of Saskatoon, Fred, Queen’s University, Kingston, Mrs. Fitchet, Toronto, Mrs Donnelly, Mrs. F. Martin, Tweed, Mrs McCutcheon, Burkton, who have the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.

The funeral sermon was preached in the United Church with which he was connected and was preached by the Rev. Mr. Paton assisted by the Rev. Mr. Redding of St. Paul’s Church.  The church was filled to its utmost capacity.   The flowers were lovely and given by many friends and neighbors.

The pall bearers were L. D. Parks, N. Babcock, C. N. Greene, George Hughes, F. L. Wormwith, Thomas Hughes.

 

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Allard,

Mrs. M.

(nee Raciot)

 

MRS. M. ALLARD nee RACIOT - It is my painful duty to record in the columns of the Faithful Messenger the death of another of our well beloved sisters, Mrs. M. Allard, eldest daughter of Mr. Pierre Raciot and Rose Robitaille, his wife, was born at St. Pie, in 1845;  she was therefore forty-one years of age when removed by death.  Miss Raciot was still young when her parents accepted the gospel.  Owing to this circumstance she early had the advantage of a knowledge of her Saviour and became a zealous member of our French Methodist Church.  At 23 our sister was married to Mr. Marcel Allard, then a zealous Romanist, but the piety and love of the young wife overcame the prejudices of her husband, who some years after rejected the errors of Romanism to accept salvation in Jesus Christ.  Mrs. Allard’s health was much impaired for some years, her sufferings were sometimes very severe, and it was not without concern that she saw her end approaching.  She hoped that God would spare her to bring up her children, but when convinced that he had otherwise determined, she submitted without murmuring to his holy will.  Shortly before her death our sister had a long conversation with her aged mother and her family, in which she expressed an ardent desire that her children might give their hearts to God, so as to meet her above, and that she might say, in the words of the prophet, “Here am I and the children which God hath given me.”  Convinced that God would care for hers, she peacefully fell asleep on the 26th of May last, surrounded by her husband, her family , and sorrowing friends. May her happy death be the means of the conversion of many, and of her children.  They will feel that she whom we now mourn has only gone before to the glory of the Father where she awaits them.   [signed] Edouard De Gruchy, Actonvale, Que, June 9, 1886.

The foregoing is translated form Le Fidele Messager the French Methodist paper, published by Rev. Thomas E. Dorlon, Sherbrooke, P.Q, at 50s. per annum. The Messager was endorsed by the Conference at Quebec.  Readers of the GUARDIAN who understand French, or are learning it, should subscribe for the paper, and thus materially help the enterprise.  Cookshire, P.Q., June 28, 1886  E.S. Orr.

 

July 28 1886

Christian Guardian

Allen,

Alexander V.

 

At his residence in Hallowell, suddenly on Tuesday 12th inst., Mr. Alexander V. Allen, son of Jonathan Allen, Esq., of Adolphustown.

 

Jan 20 1836

Kingston Gazette

Allen,

Charles Penner

 

In loving memory of Charles Penner Allen, beloved husband of the late Marion Outwater who passed away at Adolphustown on Friday, Nov. 3rd, 1950 in his 90th year.  Resting at his late residence, Adolphustown for funeral service at St. Albans Anglican Church on Monday, Nov,. 6th, 1950 at 2 p.m.  Rev. H. C. Seeker officiating.  Interment St. Albans Cemetery Adolphustown.

 

Memorial Card

Allen,

Clarence Secord

 

CLARENCE S. ALLEN -

A very sad death occurred at Kingston General Hospital in the early hours of evening, on Tuesday, March 24th, 1931, when Clarence Secord Allen, beloved husband of Leita Marion MacWilliams, passed to the Great Beyond at the early age of thirty-nine years.  Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Allen, of Yarker, Ont., and had been in the best of health until a very short time before his untimely death.  When he was seized with an acute attack of appendicitis he was rushed to the hospital, where an operation was performed immediately, only to find that gangerine had set in and all that the best medical skill, tender nursing and loving care could do, was of no avail, for God said:  “Come unto Me and Rest” and took dear Clarence away from his suffering to His heavenly home above, and there we leave him to rest in peace, for as he said, he was tired.  Deceased was affiliated with the United Church and was a strong supporter of every good work.  He leaves to mourn the great loss of a devoted husband and father, his sorrowing wife and three young children, Bruce, Vera and Gordon;  also his aged parents and three brothers, Calvin and Alvin who reside at Moscow;  Blake, of Camden East;  and three sisters, Mrs. James E. Craig, of San Francisco, California;  Mrs. LeRoy Lampkin, of Moscow;  and Florence at home, who have the sympathy of a host of friends in the loss of a loving son and brother.  Owing to the unfavourable condition of the roads at the time of his demise, the funeral was held from his parents’ residence, at Yarker, to the United church, at the same place, at two o’clock on Thursday, March 26th, and was very largely attended by friends and acquaintances from far and near.  Rev. T. H. P. Anderson, of Newburgh, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. George MacKenzie, of Yarker.  Mr. Anderson made very fitting references to the honourable life of the departed, and the great loss sustained by his immediate family.  The beautiful floral offering paid silent tribute and the remains were conveyed to the Camden East vault, to await interment.  The pall-bearers were cousins of the deceased, namely, Hubert Wartman, Frank Paul, John A. Wartman, Walter Clancy;  Everett Evans and Fred Switzer, while Harry Wartman and Fraser Allen were flower bearers. Deceased was a splendid neighbor, a true friend, and will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends.  The heart-felt sympathy of the community is expressed for the bereaved family.

 

1931

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Allen,

Dorothy Marie

At Adolphustown, on July 19th , Dorothy Marie Allen, aged two years and one month.

1920

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Allen.

Elda

 

ALLEN - At Adolphustown, on Monday, March 13th, 1922, Elda Allen, aged 28 years.

Mar 21 1922

Napanee

Express

Allen,

Eliza Anne

 

DIED - In this Town, this morning, Eliza Anne, youngest daughter of Dr. Allen, aged one year.

 

Sept 2 1845

British Whig

Allen,

Gertrude

   * see Watson, Gertrude

Allen,

George Albert

 

At the home of A. A. and Elizabeth Allen, near Marlbank, their oldest son, George Albert, died at an early age of 13 years, 11 months and 27 days on the 19th of March 1897.  In the early part of the winter he got whooping cough, which was prevalent in that neighborhood.  When nearly well his sickness turned to pneumonia which lasted some weeks.  When he had about recovered from this trying complaint and was up for a few days and was thought to be out of danger, he was taken with a pain in his head from which he never recovered.  He passed away in the early morning, as the sun was rising.  He seemed to have mastered all of his ailments, and without the trouble in his head, he was sound and straight.  Everything that medical skill and kind friends could think of was done for him but without avail.  He always enjoyed good health and had a prospect of being a strong man.  In early life he showed a liking for books and good literature;  he was a good student and expected to try for the entrance this coming summer.  He was a member of the young men’s class in the Marlbank S. S. taught by his sister.  From this class he will be greatly missed as he was a regular attendant.  In answer to the prayer of this teacher and devoted parents and the ministry of the Holy Ghost, he was early lead to seek the Saviour and lead a new boyhood Christian life.  He had not yet ventured out into the world of society, but was loved and respected by all that knew him. His funeral was conducted by the resident pastor J. R. Butler, on Sabbath at Marlbank.  After seeing the immense gathering of friends and relatives as well seated as possible, he took for his text Philippians 1st chap. 23 and 24th verses, from which he gave a very inspiring and instructive sermon, after which the remains were placed in the vault.

The sorrowing family, which is composed of two daughters and two sons, also R. A. Allen, who was George’s closest companion, have the sympathy of the whole neighbourhood.  

R. B. A.

 

1897

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Allen,

Isaac Capt.

 

SAD ACCIDENT – On Wednesday afternoon, last, March 25th, Capt. Isaac Allen, living near our village, went with his horses and wagon to burn his meadow at Pine point, and his non-arrival home early in the evening, was cause for much anxiety by his wife.  She hastily informed Mr. John C. Phillips and Wm. H. Cornelius, and they together started to find the missing man. They found the team and wagon loaded with drift stuff or sea-weed, in Pine Point stack yard, and by following the wagon track on the meadow, they there found Capt. Allen lying on his back dead.  They carefully and tenderly conveyed him to his home, which he left but  a few hours before in perfect health.  How he was killed, cannot be exactly told, but the generally received opinion is, that after leading his wagon and desiring to take the team out of the way, so as to burn the dead grass on the meadow, (as is the custom at this season of the year,) he got, or attempted to get on the wagon, and the horses by making a sudden start, threw him under the wheels, thereby causing his death.  His head was somewhat bruised and it is thought by some that his neck was broken. We have known him long and well.  He was a genial companion a good and obliging neighbor;  kind and indulgent parent, and by his untimely taking off, has cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood.  We sincerely condole with the bereaved family.  The funeral services were conducted at his residence, by Rev. Mr. Ogborn, on Sunday March 29, after which, the remains were taken to Toms River, and interred in the Riverside Cemetery.  Peace to his ashes.

 

Mar 29 1874

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Allen,

James

 

In Memoriam - The Late James Allen.

We believe that we are safe in saying that there was no one better known in this county than the late James Allen, who died at his home in Napanee on Sunday last, after an illness of several months.  The subject of this sketch was born in the township of Ernesttown, near the village of Wilton, on the 7th of May, 1825. The earlier portion of his life was spent on the farm with his parents, and while there he was surrounded with the best of influences, and they made an impression which lasted through life.  Arriving at the age of manhood he went to Odessa and engaged in the milling business with the Booth Company. He remained in Odessa but a short time and then went to Morven, where he remained about twelve years, being engaged in lumbering and jobbing.  In 1853, Mr. Allen married Charlotte Johnson, and to them were born six children, only two of whom are left to mourn the loss of a loving father. In 1867, James Allen moved to Napanee, and in the same year was appointed chief of police, a position he retained until his death.  Mr. Allen was a conscientious servant of the public, and performed his work well.  Possessed as he was of a kindly heart, he dealt leniently with wrongdoers, trying to make them better men instead of crushing them with an iron hand.  Deceased was a well known and highly respected member of the Methodist Church, he having connected himself therewith about thirty-five years ago.  As class-leader, steward and local preacher he served his church, and always with acceptability.  In temperance work his voice was frequently raised, and he was looked upon as one of the most earnest of the advocates of that great moral reform.  James Allen was possessed of a great deal of natural ability, and he always regretted that he had not availed himself of his privileges and acquired a better education.  He was a good man and was respected by all, by none more than by those who knew him best.

For twenty-two years he faithfully served this town as chief of police and growing up with the town and knowing all of its history, he was looked upon as an authority on all matters pertaining to this municipality.  His place will not easily be filled.

Mrs. Allen and two daughters, Emma, the wife of Mr. Williams, of Toronto, and Helen, who resides at home, are left to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction.  Their sorrow is lessened by the knowledge that he whom they loved died trusting in Christ, and that there is no doubt about his having 'gone home' to his reward.

The funeral on Tuesday afternoon was very largely attended, the town officials, town councillors, firemen, members of the Masonic fraternity and a large number of citizens following the remains to the church and thence to the grave, in the Morven Cemetery. The body was taken to the Western Methodist church, which was appropriately draped in mourning, and a solemn funeral service held, conducted by Rev. S. Card, assisted by Revs. David Wilson, Dr. Garner and A.B. Chambers.  The vast church was thronged and seldom have we seen so many people at a funeral in Napanee.  The funeral was under Masonic auspices, the deceased having been a prominent member of that order for many years.

In conclusion we can only say James Allen was an honest, upright, earnest Christian man, and the respect shown his memory on Tuesday last was well deserved.

  

Oct 4 1889

Napanee Express

Allen (Allan)

John Henry

 

John Henry Allan was born at Fredericksburgh 77 years ago. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Allan, removed with their family to Picton shortly afterwards, so that John H. Allan was practically a lifelong resident of Picton. With the exception of a short period in business in Port Hope, Mr. Allan was engaged continuously in the seed business in Picton up to a few years ago. His was the pioneer house in this district in the fancy pea raising industry and many thousands of dollars have been paid through his agency to the farmers of Prince Edward and adjoining counties for the product grown from seed furnished by him. The business which was started in a small way on the north side of Main street, soon assumed such proportions that larger premises were required  and it was removed across the street to the premises where the deceased has resided so long. The industry again outgrew its location, and the John H. Allan Seed Company was organized, several American capitalists becoming interested and Mr. Allan retiring from active management. In addition to the Picton house this company controlled several branches in the United States and conducted business on a large scale. Though the company sold its Picton branch to Messrs Hogg & Lytle, and Mr. Allan is understood to have withdrawn from the company, the American end of the business flourishes and still bears the name of the deceased, being known as The John A. Allan Seed Company with headquarters at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The name of John J. Allan in connection with a seed house is an asset worth retaining and has a worldwide reputation.

In early manhood Mr. Allan took an active part in municipal affairs, and in the seventies was mayor of Picton for several years in succession. He was a prominent personage in the Liberal party in Prince Edward County, and though frequently urged to become the party candidate he steadfastly declined the honor, preferring to advance the party principles by laboring as a private in the ranks.

The deceased was a great lover of horses, and kept a stable of fancy bred animals for pleasure and breeding purposes. Though in recent years he seldom drove the horses himself, in his younger days he was quite a horseman. He always took a deep interest in the welfare of his horses and was very particular as to the character of the man who had charge of his stable.

Mr. Allan was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Fralick of Bath, Ont., who left no family. His second wife survives and was formerly Miss Bella Lake, daughter of Mr. W. H. Lake, coal merchant, Picton. By the second union a daughter, Miss Phyllis Allan, about eight years old, is the only child. A sister, Mrs. Knowlson lives at Chicago.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon and was conducted by the Masonic fraternity. Rev. William Shearer being the officiating clergyman.

  

No date given

From the Watson

Scrapbooks

Allen ,

Joseph M.D.

 

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ALLEN – At Adolphustown of consumption, on Sunday, 18th inst. Joseph Allen, M.D., eldest son of Parker Allen, Esq., aged 31 years and 2 months.  The deceased was a young man of great promise, and a skilful Physician.  He commenced his studies at Queen’s college, Kingston, and finally graduated at Bellevue Hospital, N.Y., and had successful practice in East New York, where he had many friends.  During his last illness, he was brought home to his father’s house in Adolphustown, only to survive a few days.  He married a daughter of Thos. J. Gibbs, Esq., who died about 1 year ago, leaving two daughters.  We sympathize with the bereaved family who mourn his untimely death.

 

Dec 18 1881

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Allen,

Margaret

(nee Sills)

 

The remains of the late Mrs. Margaret Allen, Toronto, were interred at the McDowell Memorial Cemetery at Sandhurst, on Saturday of last week.  Mrs. Allen was a sister of Mr. P. Sills, of Sillsville, and Messrs. Harold and Ralph Sills, of Sandhurst are nephews.

  

Dec 5 1945

Napanee Beaver

Allen,

Parker,J. P.

 

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The Beaver has made frequent mention of Parker Allen, J. P., of Adolphustown, as being the oldest resident of that township and the last survivor of the early school mates of Sir John Macdonald, when he and his sisters attended the old log school house there in their early days, walking nearly four miles each day to reach it. Mr. Allen died on Friday last, 10th inst., at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Nash, Kingston at the patriarchial age of 90 years and 10 days. He retained his mental and physical faculties to a remarkable degree until the past year. He was seldom sick a day during his long life and his memory of the early events of his native township, and of the U.E.L. pioneers was truly wonderful He was only a couple of days sick at the last - of pneumonia and general debility.
He was of genuine, U. E. Loyalist descent. His grandfather, Joseph Allen, was a Quaker and large mill owner in New Jersey when the American revolution began. Like most of his sect he took no part in the war at the commencement, but had supplied the British with considerable flour and provisions as a matter of business. The Americans learning of this went one day to his mill and store house and plundered them . This so greatly incensed him that he went at once to New York and obtained a captain's commission and returned home and got up a company of volunteers who did vallent service on the British side during the war. Of course all his property was confiscated, and at the end of the revolution he had to join the other Loyalist refugees, with his two sons, Jonathon and John, then boys of 14 and 12 years of age and three daughters.
Jonathon, father of the deceased, spent all his days in Adolphustown, where he died many years ago, and lies buried in the Church of England cemetery there. He was a man of a good deal of enterprise, and is said to have built the first brick house in the township, the remains of which stood until a few years ago.
Mr. Parker Allen spent all his years in his native township on a farm just a lot or two east of where he was born. He was married in 1845 to Miss Nash, a daughter of the late Thomas Nash, J. P. of Picton, who survives him, with several of their sons and daughters. The sons are Thomas and Charles, well known residents of Adolphustown; and James, who resides in Portland, Oregon. The daughters are Mrs. Edward Botterell, of Ottawa; and Mrs. C. M. Nash of Kingston. He was a man of much intelligence and was held in high respect by those who knew him. His name appears in the old records as Township clerk of Adolphustown sixty-two years ago, in the days of the old time town meetings. He was several times a member of the Township Council and also represented his native township in the old united counties council, which sat in Kingston over forty years ago. In politics he was a staunch Conservative and a warm personal friend of Sir John Macdonald, Hon. Senator Benjamin Seymour and others of that class.
He was, for years, a prominent member of the Church of England. Under the instrumentality of the late Lord Cecil he became thoroughly converted, years ago, and was ever after a zealous member of the Plymouth Brethren. It may yet be remembered by some readers of The Beaver, that it was while on a trip to Mr. Allen's home, and in sight of it, that Lord Cecil was drowned in the Bay, just a little west of Adolphustown, some years ago. The personal friendship was very close between these gentlemen for years.
The body was deposited in the Cataraqui vault, near Kingston, but will be removed to Adolphustown in the early spring to find its last resting place beside those of his kinsmen and many former neighbors, who have gone on before.

 

PARKER ALLEN DEAD – Born at Adolphustown Over Ninety Years Ago – As the ripened fruit falls from the bough when touched by the frost of autumn, as was garnered in the spirit of Parker Allen, when touched this morning by the chill hand of death.  In age over ninety years and ten days he had seen much of life, had run his course and was ready to join the innumerable caravan that moves to the silent realms of death.  The late Mr. Allen was born in Adolphustown, Lennox county, his father being one of the oldest U.E. Loyalists who settled in the Bay of Quinte district.  There it was, on his own broad acres, the deceased spent nearly ninety years of an active, useful life.  He was well known as one of the most prosperous farmers and one of the most revered citizens.  He was the oldest man in Adolphustown, and the news of his demise will be sincerely mourned. Last winter he spent in Ottawa with his daughter, Mrs. Edward Botterell.  On Good Friday last he came to Kingston and since then has been visiting his other daughter, Mrs. C. M. Nash, 125 Union street, this city.  His was a wonderful constitution, for he was seldom sick a day during his long life.  On Wednesday he ate a hearty breakfast, but during the day was taken ill.  Pneumonia, combined with general debility, hastened the end.  The deceased took an active interest in municipal politics.  He was a conservative, and had at one time or another held all the offices in the gift of  the township.  He is survived by a widow, the two daughters mentioned above, and three sons, viz.: Thomas and Charles on the homestead;  James in Portland, Oregon.  In religion Mr. Allen was a member of the Plymouth Brethren.  The remains will be deposited in the vault at Cataraqui cemetery until spring, when they will be removed to Adolphustown for burial.  Deceased in early days, was a schoolmate in Adolphustown, of the late Sir John A. Macdonald.

 

From the Watson scrapbooks

Allen,

R. B.

 

R. B. ALLEN OF NAPANEE DEAD

Very Prominent Citizen of Town Passed Away Sunday Night. -

NAPANEE, April 1. -  Napanee lost one of its most highly esteemed residents and Grace church its oldest member of the official board in the death of Mr. R. B. Allen which took place at his home, Market Square, shortly after 9 o’clock on Sunday night, and arrangements have been completed for the funeral which will take place from Grace church at 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, after which the cortege will proceed to the Allen cemetery, near Marlbank.

Mr. Allen had been in poor health for the past year and recently quietly observed his 87th birthday.  Of a family of eight boys and five girls, children of the late Dr. James Allen and Mrs. Allen, the deceased was the sole surviving member.

Mr. Allen’s parents were born in the north of Ireland and came to Canada 108 years ago on a sailing vessel.  The time required for the trip was thirteen weeks.  The father of the deceased practised his profession in Conway and other points in the county and in later years erected a mill near Marlbank known as Allen’s Mill.

Dr. Allan was a graduate of the University of Edinburg and at his graduation had a choice of seven diplomas.  He was the highest in his class and could speak seven languages.

The deceased had been in business in Napanee for nearly half a century and in his younger days was a talented soloist, assisting in concerts throughout the county to a considerable extent.

His business had been in musical instruments and many changes have taken place since he opened up a store in Napanee.  In the early days pianos and organs were in great demand and then came the talking machines.  Mr. Allen was the representative for the Edison talking machines and had probably the first one to come to Napanee.  He did a wonderful business and his store was known throughout the entire county.  Of late years he had not the time to attend to the business as he desired owing to ill health.

Throughout his life he had been a devout member of the Methodist (now United) church, and joined the former Western Methodist (now Grace United) church on coming to Napanee.  He was not only the oldest member of the board but took a keen interest in the work of the choir and was a member of the music committee for many years.  He was also greatly interested in temperance and was not slow to cast party affiliation to the wind when that party did not promote the temperance cause.  He was also interested in bees and on many occasions gave addresses in connection with the honey business.  A member of the Orange lodge for a long period of years he occupied various offices in the blue lodge and also took thirteen degrees in the Preceptory.  He was a member of many years standing in Union Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. and until illness intervened rarely missed a meeting.

In his passing Napanee has lost one who had a wide circle of friends and whose cheery disposition mad the many friendships enduring.

Mr. Allen was twice married and besides his wife leaves a family of three, R. A. Allen of Toronto,  Mrs. Lileon Clayton of Toronto and Mrs. (Dr.) Frank Anderson of Ottawa.

There are twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

 

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Allen,

Robert Lionel

 

ALLEN - Robert Lionel.  Suddenly, at Napanee, on Monday, July 1, 1985.  Robert Lionel Allen beloved husband of Annie Lorraine Vaughan, R. R. 1 Bath.  Dear father of Mrs. David Shelley (Marilyn) and Glen, R. R. 2 Napanee;  Susan, R. R. 4 Picton.  Grandfather of Lorraine, Keith and Danielle Shelley;  Anthony and Kimberly Allen.  Brother of Clarence, Victor, Billy John and Mrs. Roger Killingbeck (Annie) all of R. R. 1 Bath;  Ila Allen, Picton and the late Roberta Shelley.  Son of Dorothy Allen and the late William Allen.  Resting at the Wannamaker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee.  Funeral Service in St. Alban’s Church, Adolphustown, Thursday July 4 at 1 p.m.  Rev. David Bell officiating.  Interment in St. Alban’s Cemetery.  Friends will be received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

 

1985

Lloyd Scrapbook

Allingham,

Fannie

 

MISS FANNIE ALLINGHAM – died on Monday last, after a protracted illness, and was buried on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. E. McIntyre conducting the service.  Deceased was a most estimable young lady, a general favorite with all who knew her, and a daughter of the late Richard Allingham.  Besides her mother, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Hyland, Watertown, N.Y., Miss Annie, New York City, and Miss Mollie at home, who have the sincere sympathy of the many friends.

 

1904

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Allingham,

John

 

JOHN ALLINGHAM - Died at his late residence in the township of Mornington, on the Milverton Circuit, on the 23rd of January, 1886.  Brother Allingham was born in the county of Donegal, Ireland, in the year 1816 and was married to Miss Jane Armstrong in 1848 and came to Canada in the year 1850 and settled at Bowmanville, where he remained for a few years, and then moved to Mornington where he remained till death.  Mr. Allingham was brought up in connection with the English Church, but attended the Methodist Church on this circuit with his devoted wife, who from childhood has been a consistent and loyal member of our Church.  Brother Allingham was very retiring in disposition, but a man of sterling worth and highly respected by all who knew him.  He raised a large and respectable family of children who with their devoted mother mourn their loss.  Mr. Allingham was very successful as a farmer, and leaves all his family in comfortable circumstances and several of them members of the Church.  Our dear brother died in piece, of inflammation of the lungs, in the 71st year of his age, and we laid all that is mortal of a faithful husband and a loving father in the Millbank cemetery, in hope of a glorious resurrection from the dead.  [signed] C. Hamilton.

 

July 28 1886

Christian Guardian

Allison,

Amey

   * see Gunsolus, Amey

Allison,

Amy  Gena

   * see Duffett, Amy Gena

Allison,

Anita Jennie

 

ANITA JENNIE ALLISON - Born Feb 5th  1895, died Jan 11th, 1908. Flowers have their time to bloom, and leaves their time to fall, But for thy seasons, oh death, Thou hast them all. Rarely has the news of a death brought expression of such universal and sincere sympathy and regret as that of Miss Anita Jennie Allison, whose young life came to a close on Saturday morning, at six o'clock. Life for her held much of roseate tinge and in her home and friends she was blessed with the tenderest purest affection. She was the youngest daughter of the late Roderick and Mrs. Margaret Allison, of Parma, and her life had been spent there until a few months ago, when she came to Adolphustown to live. She had only been ill a few days with appendicitis which demanded an operation and her strength failed to carry her through the ordeal. The last sad obsequies were held from her late home on Monday afternoon at one o'clock. Rev. W. S Boyce, of Adolphustown, officiating. Mr. Boyce spoke with the deepest emotion, of the fair young life, of her many graces of person and character, and of the sweetness of the assurance that she had passed from an earthly home to one fairer and more unperishable, where she awaits the coming of those whose hearts ache now for the vanished presence. The floral tributes were beautiful. Interment was made in the Allison Mausoleum. Messrs. John A. Duffett, Harold W. Duffett, John A. Stratton, George Chalmers, Arthur Chalmers and Parker Allen officiating as bearers.

SAD DEATH AT ADOLPHUSTOWN - The whole circuit of Adolphustown and many persons beyond were shocked and saddened by the knowledge of the death of J. Anita Allison, youngest daughter of the late Roderick Allison. The best medical assistance that could be procured was called to the sick bed, and after they had done their best to relieve the trouble the death messenger entered the room and Anita "was not for he took" her. She died at 6 a.m., on Saturday, Jany. 11th, 1908, at the age of 12 years and 11 months and was laid to rest in the Mausoleum adjoining Allison's wharf, erected by the late David W. Allison, to await the resurrection day. The funeral was a very large one; friends of all denominations in the neighborhood and far beyond, were present to manifest their sorrow for the departed, and their sympathy with the mother, sister and other near relatives. The service was conducted by Rev. W.S. Boyce, who preached from John 13, 7. "What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." By her innocence, sweet spirit and entertaining ways, Anita had won for herself a wide circle of friends, and with her death much sunshine has gone from her school-mates and the home. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out on behalf of Mrs. Margaret Allison, the mother; Amy Allison, the sister, and Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Allison and Mr. and Mrs. James L. Loyst, the grandfathers and grandmothers; for the grief which is more especially theirs, and that the dear Master in his own good time may take us to that home where parting is no more.

 

1908

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Allison,

Balfour Harold

 

ALLISON - Suddenly at his late residence, Adolphustown, on Sunday, Feb. 25, 1968, Balfour Harold Allison, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Allison and brother of Percy, Adolphustown;  Mrs. Leslie Chiles (Marjorie), Wilton;  and Harriet, Adolphustown, in his 63rd years.  Mr. Allison rested at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee.  Funeral service at Adolphustown U.E.L. Church on Wednesday, Feb 28th.  Mr. Ronald Pierce, Conway, officiating.  Interment, Allison Cemetery.

 

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Allison,

David W.

 

D.W. ALLISON – For two weeks past a prominent citizen of the township of Adolphustown, and widely known and highly esteemed throughout Lennox, Mr. D. W. Allison, was gradually sinking, and on Tuesday afternoon the end came.  Deceased had attained the patriarchal age of eighty-five years, but there is little doubt his death was prematurely hastened through an accident at Picton over a year ago, when he was knocked down by a runaway horse, and so badly shaken up and injured that from that time on his decline was marked.  David W. Allison was a son of the late Joseph Allison, of U.E. Loyalist stock, and one of a large family.  The remaining brothers are Cyrus Allison, Parma;  Joseph Allison, Adolphustown.  John and Henry died some few years ago.  The sisters are Mrs. Gunsolus, Adolphustown;  Mrs. W. Briden, Kingston, and Mrs. Mallory, Adolphustown.  Besides his widow one daughter and three sons survive.  They are, Miss Mamie Allison, Dr. David Allison in the United States;  John B. Allison, collector of customs, Napanee and Raymond Allison, at home.  Deceased was a Methodist in religion.  The funeral service was held in the U.E.L. Methodist church on Thursday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of people, many of who came from a distance to pay a last tribute of respect to their departed friend.  Rev. W. S. Boyce conducted the services, and the remains were placed in the family mausoleum.  Some time after leaving school the late Mr. Allison entered commercial pursuits, and how successful his exertions were is best learned by looking at the position which he held in the industrial life of the country.  By his keen business tact he amassed a fortune, which he employed by promoting the prosperity of the community in various active pursuits.  Every enterprise  which promised to be of public advantage received his encouragement and support.  He was extensively engaged in the manufacture of lumber and salt in the Saginaw Valley, Mich. and held important interests in mineral  lands.  In addition to such enterprises Mr. Allison engaged in farming upon an extensive scale, and was some years ago the largest land owner in the County of Lennox and Addington.  Mr. Allison was a consistent reformer and his public career, though brief was equally successful with his commercial record.  In 1881, he was elected warden of Lennox and Addington county and made an excellent presiding officer, assisting materially in the important work of consolidating the county debt.  In 1882 he was elected to represent the constituency of Lennox in the parliament of Canada, and made a good representative.  Socially he was held on the highest esteem.  He was a member of the Masonic craft, having received the highest degrees obtainable in this country.  In 1876 he married Amelia Elizabeth Embury, a member of one of the oldest families in the township.  He erected on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, in a most picturesque spot, a palatial residence, planned and equipped with every modern convenience.  Here his hospitality was unbounded and his home the centre of social life in that community.  Mr. Allison was a member of the Methodist church, and one of its liberal supporters.  Years ago he erected on the bay shore a splendid mausoleum of solid cut stone, which is nearly as indestructible, either by time or the elements as it is possible to make and there the remains of himself and family will be placed when their career here is ended.

 

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Allison,

Edith M.

 

ALLISON, Edith M. - At St. Lawrence Place Kingston, Saturday, May 30 1987, in her 82nd year, Edith M. Allison, Adolphustown;  predeceased by one sister Ila Creighton and brothers Ross and Hugh, survived by several nieces and nephews.  The family received friends at the Wartman Funeral Home, Napanee.  funeral Service was held in the Chapel, Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Cremation.  Interment in the Allison Family Mausoleum.  Friends desiring may contribute to the Cancer Society.

 

1987

Kingston

Whig Standard

Allison,

Frances Josephine

   *  see Mallory, Frances Josephine (nee Allison)

Allison,

Frederick Hugh

 

Allison, Hugh - At Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, August 7, 1975, Frederick Hugh Allison, Adolphustown, aged 75, beloved husband of Marjorie Parks, dear father of Mrs. John Rolph (Joan), Cobourg, dear brother of Mrs. C. B. Creighton (Ila), Napanee and Miss Edith Allison, Adolphustown, grandfather of Andy and Allison. Funeral notice later. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

 

Hugh Allison - A lifelong resident of Adolphustown, where he was born 75 years ago, and a man of wide interests, Hugh Allison died suddenly Aug. 7 at Kingston General Hospital after a lengthy period of ill-health.

He had served as an elder in Adolphustown Untied church, as an Adolphustown township councillor, president of the United Empire Loyalist Cheese Factory, president of the Community Club  and was an enthusiastic amateur radio operator - a ham radio fan.

He was one of the first members of the first Lennox and Addington County Milk Producers' Association and was first vice-president of the Cheese Producers' Association in the county before it became part of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board and he served on the local board.

Frederick Hugh Allison was a son of the late Fred and Minnie Allison and retired five years ago from farming. He leaves his wife, Marjorie, and a daughter, Mrs. John Rolph (Joan), of Cobourg, as well as two sisters, Miss Edith Allison, Adolphustown, and Mrs. C. B. Creighton (Ila) of Napanee, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Ross Allison, Adolphustown.

The funeral was held at Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, with interment at Riverview Cemetery here. pallbearers were Robert Allison, A.C. Allison, Morley Conner, Frank Herrington, Wilfred McCabe and Sidney Worsfold.

 

1975

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Allison,

Henry

 

OBITUARY - HENRY ALLISON, J.P. - (**Written in - Nov. 1902**) The old Township of Adolphustown and indeed this whole county, has lost one of its oldest and best known native residents in the death of Henry Allison, which occurred at his residence, the old family homestead, on Tuesday, the 11 inst. He was born on the old family homestead, which has been occupied by the Allison family ever since the first UE Loyalists came to this county in 1784, and lived on that well-known farm the entire seventy-seven years of his life. After the American revolution the family, which was a large one, got very widely scattered in the States and Canada. In the Maritime provinces, as well as pretty generally throughout Ontario, the family is now well represented. The deceased was a kindly and neighborly gentleman, a man of more than ordinary industry, intelligence, information and ability, always deeply interested in the early history of the Midland District and of Adolphustown. He was a son of the late Joseph Allison, J.P., for many years a prominent citizen, taking an active interest in the moral, educational and religious progress of this county. The deceased was also a member of the Methodist church and of the Liberal party. He was a man of staunch and liberal views. His surviving brothers are, David W., ex- M.P., and formerly a Warden of our County Council; Cyrus, of Parma, also a Warden of this County Council; Joseph, an ex-Reeve of Adolphustown; Edward, Port Perry. Surviving sisters are Mrs. Rev. Briden of Kingston; Mrs. Lewis Brown of Adolphustown; Mrs. Nelson Mallory, of Mallory's Point, Adolphustown. He married a daughter, years ago of the late Solomon Wright, of Fredericksburgh, and their two sons, Harry of Conway, and Fred. who resides on the old homestead, survive him. There are also a large number of respected and influent relatives well-known throughout this county. It may be here remarked that the late Mr. Allison took considerable pride over the fact that there stood on his farm probably the oldest barn in the county, having been built by a Mr. Secord, a carpenter, who soon after was interested in the building of the Major Vanalstine grist mill before 1800 at Glenora, which was said to have been the first flour mill in Prince Edward county. Few families have occupied so long a prominent position in municipal and political affairs, in church and educational matters than that of which the deceased was a respected member.

 

1902

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Allison,

J. B.

(John B.)

 

Death Takes J. B. Allison Tuesday. - J. B. Allison, postmaster at Napanee from 1924 to 1946, died in the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, August 4. Mr. Allison was in his 81st year and was once one of the best known residents of the town.

He was a native of Adolphustown township where he was born to the late D.W. Allison and his wife Amelia E. Membrey in 1881. After attending Picton High School and Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph, he farmed from 1899 to 1903.

In that year he became the collector of customs at Napanee, a post he held until 1913 when he went into the automobile sales business with Dafoe Bros., until 1917.

During 1918 and 1919, he served with the Canadian Army Service Corps and was a part of the Canadian contingent to Vladivostock.

On return to Napanee, he was in the hardware business until 1924 when he was appointed postmaster, and was in that position until his retirement in 1946.

Mr. Allison was one of the early members of the Ashby Hunt club, a past master of Union Lodge No,. 9 AF & AM and a member of Napanee Rotary club for many years.

He leaves his wife, the former Elizabeth Andrews Sherwood, of Napanee, who is in hospital at Kingston, and a daughter Miriam (Mrs. Ralph Graham), of Belleville.

Also remaining is a sister, Miss Mary Allison. Two brothers, Dr. David Allison and Ray Allison pre-deceased him.

The Rev. W. L. Simmons will conduct the funeral service from the Anglican church of St. Mary Magdalene on Thursday afternoon July 6 at two o'clock.

 

Aug 5 1964

Post Express

Napanee

Allison,

John Roderick

 

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The township of South Fredericksburgh has lost one of its most popular, successful and examplary citizens in the death of Mr. J. R. Allison of Parma, which occurred on Monday evening, March 31st , at the age of 45 years. He was the only child of ex-Warden Cyrus Allison, J.P. and Mrs. Allison, with whom he and his family resided. By his death a household of three generations have been terribly bereaved, and the entire community has lost a popular and most estimable citizen. He married Miss Maggie Loyst, an estimable lady, who survives him with their two young daughters, yet mere children. The deceased was born in the front of Adolphustown, on the old Allison homestead. Some years ago, he moved with his parents to Parma, where he has lived ever since. He was a very intelligent and successful farmer, an excellent type of our best and most intelligent class of farmers, of which this county can boast. He was a man of most examplary habits, a life long abstainer from liquors and tobacco. His health was excellent until a few months ago, seldom seeing a days illness. A couple of months ago or less he consulted Dr. Vrooman in regard to a growing weakness, which he did not fancy represented anything very serious. The Doctor saw, however, that he was then in the incipient stages of a blood disease and his recovery was hardly possible. Since then all that medical skill and good family care could do seemed of no avail. He was a faithful member of the Centenary Methodist church, Adolphustown, a member of the choir and a hearty worker in everything that pertained to its success. Few men were more highly respected by all, and whose death was more generally deplored. The funeral took place at Adolphustown Methodist church on Thursday and was very largely attended.

 

1902

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Allison,

Joseph

 

ALLISON - At Bethel, Prince Edward County, on Friday, June 11th, 1897, Mr. Joseph Allison, brother of Messrs. Benjamin and Henry Allison, aged 66 years.

June 18 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Allison,

Joseph B.

 

OBITUARY - JOSEPH B. ALLISON - For the past four weeks, Mr. J. B. Allison, a prominent citizen of Adolphustown and a  man widely known and highly esteemed throughout Lennox county, was gradually sinking and on Tuesday evening of last week, the end came.  Deceased had attained the patriarchal age of ninety-six years and ten months.  Joseph B. Allison was a son of the late Joseph B. Allison of P. of U.E. Loyalist stock, and is the last one of the large family of ten children.  His wife, Martha M. Membery predeceased him fifty-five years ago.  Two daughters and one son, also five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive.  His children are Mrs. T. N. Davis of Dorland, with whom he has spent the last two years;  Miss Edna Allison, R.N., of Honolulu, and Arthur Allison, who lives on the homestead.  The funeral service was held in the U.E.L. United Church, Thursday afternoon last and was attended by a large number of friends, many of whom came from a distance to pay a last tribute of respect to their departed friend.  Rev. G. Gardner conducted the services and the remains were place in the family mausoleum.  Some time after leaving school, the late Mr. Allison entered the law office of W.H. Allison, K.C., Picton.   Not liking the work, he decided to return to the farm.  He was a consistent reformer and his public career was one of efficient service.  He was Reeve of the township for several years;  also magistrate and clerk of the Court.  He was salesman for the U.E.L. Cheese Factory for twenty-nine years.  In 1866 he married Martha M. Membery, a member of one of the oldest families in the township and for forty years lived on the farm where his son now resides.  Deceased was a staunch member of the United Church.  He was the last person living who attended the Old Hay Bay Church as a boy.

 

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Duffett

Scrapbooks

Allison,

Mary Laura

MISS MARY L. ALLISON -  BATH - Miss Mary Laura Allison, 95, a former teacher at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto who died recently at the Bunclody Nursing Home, was interned in the Allison Mausoleum following cremation.  She was born at Adolphustown, a daughter of the late David W. Allison and his wife, the former Amelia Membery, but had resided at RR 1 Bath for a number of years.  A graduate of Queen’s University in 1902, Miss Allison taught at the exclusive Toronto school for several years.  She retired 37 years ago.  She attended St. Alban’s Church at Adolphustown.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham, Kingston;  Harold Allison, RR 1 Bath, Mrs. Frances Mallory, Kingston, and Mrs. Miriam Graham of Belleville.

1974

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Duffett

Scrapbooks

Allport,

Marjory Honour

(nee Fuller)

 

Smith’s Falls Resident For Over Forty Years -

Smith’s Falls, Sept 12 - Mrs. D. Allport, a resident of Smith’s Falls for over 40 years, died at her home here on Wednesday, after a long illness, at the age of 74 years.  Before her marriage she was Marjory Honour Fuller, and was born at Kingston.  She was one of the town’s oldest and most highly respected residents.  Deceased, who was married 58 years ago, was the mother of 12 children, of whom there are four sons and one daughter surviving, namely:  Fred Allport, Cobourg;  Harry Allport, Hamilton;  Messrs. Roy and Odey Allport of Smith’s Falls, and Mrs. E. Duncan of Kars, Ontario.  Her husband also survives.  All were present at the funeral.  The late Mrs. Allport also leaves four brothers and two sisters, 29 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a Baptist, and funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. Bryant of the Baptist Church.  Interment is being made to the Public Cemetery, Smith’s Falls.

 

Sept 13, 1924

The Globe

Toronto

Alsop,

James Douglas

 

James Douglas Alsop - James Douglas Alsop, of RR 1 Bath, Ont., died suddenly on Sunday, Feb 3, 1991, at Lennox and Addington county General Hospital. He was 65.

Mr. Alsop was born in Yorkshire, ,England. he also lived in Montreal for some time before moving to the Kingston area, where he resided for 20 years. He worked with Ontario Hydro and then with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. He attended the United Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing and reading.

Mr. Alsop is survived by his wife Mary L. Hobson, his children, Mrs. Guy Belch (Brenda) of Napanee and Peggy Alsop of Kingston, and several brothers and sisters in England. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward Alsop and Teresa Spence, and one brother in England.

The funeral was held on Wed, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Norm Esdon officiating. Interment was at McDowall Cemetery, Sandhurst. The pallbearers were Stephen and Brian Belch, Ralph Baird, Tony McPherson, Frank Quackenbush and Grant Hobson.

 

1991

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Amey,

Edith Ann

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Amey,

Mrs. J.A.

AMEY - At Moscow, July 10th , 1904, Mrs. J.A. Amey, aged 47 years

1904

From the Hough Scrapbooks

Anderson,

Charles Anson

 

OBITUARY - Charles Anson Anderson

On Saturday, December 10th, at the Hotel Dieu, in Kingston, there passed away one of Napanee’s respected and successful business men in the person of Mr. C. A. Anderson.

Mr. Anderson had been ailing for some time, but his condition was not considered serious until a day or two before his death.  When medical assistance was called it was seen that the only opportunity lay in an operation..  The operation was therefore decided on;  but Mr. Anderson failed to rally from its effects, and finally succumbed on Saturday, the 10th.

Born in North Fredericksburgh, he early moved to Napanee, and entered the livery business.  Then when the automobile began to take the place of the horse, he was one of the first to sense its possibilities and became the agent for the McLaughlin cars, and was considered one of the most successful distributors in Eastern Ontario.

For thirty-three years he had lived in Napanee, and during that time had earned the esteem and respect of the whole community.

The funeral was held from the home of his son, Harold Anderson, Dundas St., Mr. Terrill, of Grace Church, assisted by Rev. Dr. Shorey, of Trinity Church, officiating.  The Masonic Order, of which Mr. Anderson had been a member for thirty years, turned out almost to the last member, and their service under the guidance of the Chaplain, was conducted over the grave in Riverside cemetery.

There survive him, his wife, Mrs. Anderson, formerly Miss Houston, one son, Harold, and a sister, Miss Lucy Anderson all of Napanee.

Those who were chosen to bear the remains to their last resting place were fellow business men and brother Masons, Messrs, F. L. VanLuven, A. MacGregor, J. W. Robinson, J. G. Daly, W. H. Boyle and W. H. Hunter.

 

Dec 16 1921

Napanee

Beaver

Anderson,

Edward Clayton

 

EDWARD CLAYTON ANDERSON -

The funeral of the late Edward Clayton Anderson took place from his former home near Lonsdale, on Friday, July 24th.  The services at the home were conducted by the Rev. M. Oliver, of Roblin, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Geen, of Belleville, Rev. Mr. Clarke of Shannonville, and the Rev. Dr. Smith, of Warkworth. The interment was at Riverview Cemetery, Napanee.

The late Mr. Anderson was Deputy Master for the county of Hastings L.O.L. and the services at the grave were conducted by R.W. Bro Carl Deputy Grand Master of Eastern Ontario, and M.W. Bro. Geen, Past Grand Chaplain of British America.  The largely attended funeral and the many beautiful floral tributes showed the high esteem in which the late Mr. Anderson was held in that community. The bearers were Albert James, William Frank Earl and Murney Whiteman, brothers-in-law of the deceased.

The late Mr. Anderson was born in 1899.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Margaret;  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson, of Lonsdale, his brother, William, of Warkworth;  his two sisters, Mrs. Edgar, of Warkworth and Mrs. Scott of Sharp’s Corners.

 

EDWARD CLAYTON ANDERSON -

After a very short illness Edward Clayton Anderson passed away at the Belleville General Hospital Wednesday.  Mr. Anderson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Anderson, of Tyendinaga, being born in that township 32 years ago.

He leaves to mourn a widow and his parents, who reside in Tyendinaga township.  He was a member of the United Church.

The funeral took place from his former residence, Belleville, on Friday afternoon.  Services were conducted by the Rev. Oliver, of Roblin at both the home and the grave.  Interment was in Riverview Cemetery at Napanee.  The many floral tributes went to show the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community.  The funeral was largely attended by his many friends.  The bearers were all brothers-in-law of the deceased, James, Albert, William, Frank, Earl and Murney Whiteman.

 

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Eunice

(nee Parks)

 

Hawley Resident Died At Age of Nearly 98 Years -

Another member of one of the most long-lived families in the county passed away on Saturday, January 23rd, when Mrs. T. W. Anderson died at the age of over 97 years at the home of her son, George D. Anderson, of Hawley.

The late Mrs. Anderson was formerly Eunice Parks, and was one of the fourteen children of the late David and Cynthia Parks.  There are still surviving, three members of the family, all over 80 years of age, Archie Parks of Anderson, aged 83 years, George R. Parks, of Picton, aged 85 years and Mrs. Alida Fralick, Elmira, N.Y., aged 87 years.  Two other sisters, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Chambers died at the age of 99 and 96 respectively.

The late Mrs. Anderson was born in North Fredericksburgh where she married the late T. W. Anderson.  For a short time they lived in North Fredericksburgh, later they went to Sydney, in Hastings, where they resided for a number of years, after which they returned to the farm, now operated by their son, George D. Anderson.  All during her life, Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Methodist and United churches, and continued to give active service in the W. M. S. and Ladies’ Aid until within a short time of her death.  She retained remarkable use of all her facilities throughout her long life and was confined to her bed for only six weeks before her death.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1915, and is survived by her three sons, Perry, of Napanee, George D., of Hawley and Damon A. of Napanee.

Her funeral was held on Monday afternoon.  A short service was conducted at her son’s home and a public service was held at Hawley church.  Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, in Napanee.

 

Jan 27 1937

Napanee

Beaver

Anderson,

G. Harold

 

Napanee - Dec 5 - G. Harold Anderson, prominent Napanee business man and former representative of the Ford Motor Company died suddenly here today. Deceased was born in Township of North Fredericksburgh, but moved to Napanee when a child. He was well known throughout the district and of late had been conducting the Lennox Collecting Bureau. Surviving are his mother, his wife, who was formerly Miss Florence Warner, and one daughter, Doris.
Napanee, Dec 5 - Harold Anderson of the firm of C. A. Anderson and Son, dropped dead this afternoon. Mr. Anderson was about 45 years of age. He leaves a wife and one daughter.

 

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Anderson,

John

 

At Picton, Upper Canada, on the 16th June, at the residence of D. Barker, Esq., John Anderson, Esq., of Fredericksburgh, late of Ayreshire Scotland, aged 30 years; his remains were interred in the family cemetery of the late Abraham Barker, Esquire.

 

June 23 1838

Kingston Chronicle & Gazette

Andrews,

Elizabeth

 

ANDREWS – At Napanee, on Monday Dec 20th, 1909, Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews, Sept. 17th 1824.  Dec. 20th 1909.

  

1909

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Andrews,

Mary

   * see Hooper, Mary

Angrove,

Thelma Parkin

   * see Roddick, Thelma Parkin

Ansley,

Deborah

(nee Martin)

 

DEBORAH ANSLEY -  Deborah Martin, wife of Henry H. Ansley, class-leader at Yarker, on the Yarker Circuit, was born in the township of Portland, near Kingston, March 17th, 1821.  She was brought up in a Christian home.  Her father, William Martin, was a class-leader and exhorter in the Methodist Church for many years, and always had a home for the early ministers.  Many times Father Healy, Wellington Jeffers, and Doctor Williams, and others, found here refreshment for further toil.  Deborah was their only daughter, and was converted to God at the early age of sixteen years, after which she joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and  continued a faithful member until her departure to the Church above.  In the year 1849, on the 29th day of May, she was married to Henry H. Ansley, her now sorrowing husband, to whom she proved a faithful helpmeet.  They have but one child now living, who is the wife of the Rev. C. A. Jones, of the Montreal Conference.  Sister Ansley was ever willing to do work for God.  She never was bold, yet firm and fixed in purpose of heart she helped on the good work.  The young ministers of the Wilton Circuit in later years found her a mother indeed while they boarded in her home.  In the last year of her life she manifested a much greater interest in the rich, deep Christian experience possible for one who longs to be pure in heart.  When the writer was about to leave the circuit for the Port Hope Conference, her home was the last place I called to see Sister Ansley, who was then suffering much;  yet little did I think it  the last time I should see our dear sister among the living.  After a short illness of five days’ severe suffering from inflammation, her spirit passed away on the 6th of June, in the 65th years of her age.  Seldom do we see in so quiet and even a Christian life a triumphant close as was Sister Ansley’s  When her end drew near she shouted, “Praise the Lord! Glory to Jesus!” and thus she went to be forever with the Lord.  In the absence of the writer attending the Conference at Port Hope, the Rev. J.J. Haylock, of the Montreal Conference, preached a sermon of comfort to the many mourning friends in the Church at Yarker;  after which they followed her remains to their last resting place, in good hope of meeting again “in the sweet by -and-bye.” 

[signed] M.J. Bates

 

Sept 16 1885

The Christian Guardian

Ansley,

Martha

(nee Tate)

 

ANSLEY - On Friday, April 1, 1932, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Langdon, 31 Abbott Avenue, Martha, widow of the late John W. Ansley, mother of Mrs. E. McFadden and Mrs. Grant Heels.  Funeral Service Sunday evening April 13,  at 9 p.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery on Monday, April 4.

 

MRS. J. W. ANSLEY -

The death occurred on Friday, April 1st, of Mrs. J. W. Ansley, widow of the late John W. Ansley, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. Langdon, 31 Abbott Avenue, Toronto.  Deceased contracted a serious illness about a year ago, from which she never fully recovered, her last illness being of five months duration of which she was confined to her bed for three months.  Mrs. Ansley whose maiden name was Miss Martha Tate, was the eldest daughter of the late Thomas Tate and Frances Blewett and was born at Centreville on October 25th, 1861.  On January 25th, 1888, she was united in marriage to J.W. Ansley and lived in Newburgh till about thirty years ago when they moved to Barrie, Ontario.  Since the death of her husband, eight years ago, on March 20th, she has made her home with her daughters.  Deceased was a member of Collier Street Methodist Church, now the United Church, Barrie, was of a kind loving Christian character, always anxious to do what she could to help others, and her many friends will regret to hear of her sudden demise.  Those left to mourn the loss of a loving mother are three daughters, Edith, wife of R. Langdon, B.A., of Toronto;  Hazel, wife of E. E. McFadden, Divisional Supervisor of Car Service, C.N.R., Barrie;  Mildred, wife of J. G. Heels, also an employee of the C.N.R. at Toronto;  and eight grandchildren.  A brother, Joseph Tate, of Selby, and a sister, Mrs. J. S. Galbraith, Vernon, B.C., also survive.  A sister, Mrs. H.F. Bell, Moscow predeceased her last June and a brother, Robert Tate about seven years ago.  The funeral service was held Sunday evening at which Rev. R. J. Fallos and Rev. G.E. Coulter, two friends of the family spoke of the Christian example set by a devoted mother.  Interment took place in Elinvale on Monday, Rev. A. A. Wall, of Burton Avenue United Church, Barrie, taking the service.  The many floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which deceased was held.  The pall-bearers were her three sons-in-law and three nephews, Fred T. Bell, Moscow;  Harold S. Galbraith, Vernon, B.C.;  and S.J. Ansley, Toronto.  Mr. J. Tate, of Selby and Mrs. LeRoy Trulle of Bowmanville were among the relatives who attended the funeral.

 

1932

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Armitage,

Francis Henry

 

FRANCIS HENRY ARMITAGE – NAPANEE, April 28 – Francis Henry Armitage passed away on Thursday at his late residence, South Napanee, in his 82nd year.  The late Mr. Armitage, who had been failing in health for some time was born in the Empey Hill district.  He received his early education in Hastings County.  Previous to coming to Napanee 25 years ago, the late Mr. Armitage was a farmer in Empey Hill district.

He was a member of Trinity United Church and of the church board.

Deceased is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Hudgins of Toronto;  one son, Fred Armitage of Kingston;  four grandchildren, Frank Armitage of the Ferry Bomber Command, Gloria Armitage and Robert and William Hudgins, Toronto.  There are also three great-grandchildren, Lynda, Frank and Karen Armitage.

The body is resting at the Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, for service on Saturday at 2.30 p.m., with Rev. G. M. Chidley officiating.  Interment will be made at Riverside Cemetery.

Pall-bearers will be Frank, William and Robert Milling, Ralph and Ward Sexsmith and Guy Huyck.

 

1944

Harkness

Scrapbooks

Armour,

Agnes Fanny

 

ARMOUR – At Bowmanville, on Tuesday, April 29 1913, Agnes Fanny, youngest daughter of the late Robert Armour, Esq.  Funeral from her late residence, Concession street, on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. to Bomanville Cemetery

 

1913

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Armour,

Hobert

 

DIED At his house in St. Urban Street on the morning of the 16th instant, Hobert Armour, Esq., a merchant of this city for many years and Master of the Trinity House at Montreal aged 76 years.  Mr. Armour was a native of Kilmarnock, Scotland, and has been a resident of Canada for 59 years.

 

Apr 23 1857

Napanee

Standard

Armstrong,

Eliza

    *see Moss, Eliza*  (m1  Manders,  m2 Moss)

Armstrong,

Hannah

 

OBIT. - Mrs. Hannah Armstrong, of Toronto, died in Belleville on the 12th  inst., at the advanced age of 92 years. Deceased was an aunt to Mr. A. R. Dougall, barrister, of Belleville, and the last surviving member of a family of thirteen. She leaves surviving one son, and four daughters who are the wives respectively of the Rev. Dr. Ryerson, of Toronto, Mr. Spencer, Collector of Customs at Winnipeg, and Dr. Batty, of Cobourg. the fourth is now the widow of the late Judge Duggan, of Toronto. The family has been very remarkable for longevity, one having attained the age of 98, another 94, another 81 and the rest ranging from 60 to 80 years, except two, who were killed by accident when quite young. [**Written in – 12th  Oct. 1880**]

 

1880

From the Watson Scrapbooks

Armstrong,

Margaret Ann

   * see Young, Margaret Ann

Armstrong,

Marguerite

(nee Asselstine)

 

MRS. F. ARMSTRONG -

The death took place at her home at Roblin, of Marguerite, beloved wife of Mr. Fred Armstrong, on Thursday evening, April 14th.  Her passing came as a great shock to her many friends for although she had not been in her usual health, her condition was not considered serious until two days before her passing.  She contracted sore throat, which coupled with diabetes, soon took its toll.  Nothing that medical skill or loving hands could do could stay the dread disease.  Mrs. Armstrong, before her marriage was Marguerite Asselstine, daughter of Mr. Whiting Asselstine, of Napanee, formerly of Asselstine’s Hill.  She was in her 32nd year and had a very bright cheerful disposition and was greatly beloved by all who knew her.  Besides her sorrowing husband she leaves four small children, Harold 13, Muriel 11, Helen 9, and Vera, 6 years of age.  She also leaves her father, one brother, William of Napanee, six sisters, Mr. J. F. Davidson of Winnipeg, Mrs. Schuyler French, of Odessa, Mrs. Percy Windover of Alberta;  Mrs. Ernest Kerr of Selby, Ada and Anita, at home.  The funeral service was held on Saturday afternoon at Roblin Church and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Major, assisted by Rev. Oliver, the large attendance showing the esteem in which deceased was held.  Interment took place at Riverside cemetery, at Napanee.

 

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Mary

Mary, wife of John Armstrong, Sophiasburgh, buried 3 Dec 1793.

1793

Langhorn's Anglican Registers

1787 - 1814

Armstrong,

Mrs. John

(nee Wood)

 

MRS. JOHN ARMSTRONG -

ROBLIN - The funeral of Mrs. John Armstrong was held in the Holiness Movement Church, Saturday afternoon and was largely attended.  Mrs. Armstrong had resided at the home of her son, Perry Armstrong, West of Roblin, for some time.  Rev. Mr. Winters of Madoc, former pastor of the Movement Church here, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. Mr. Sells and Rev. H. Berry.

After the service the remains were taken to Napanee vault to await burial in the spring.

 

THE LATE MRS. JOHN P. ARMSTRONG -

Mrs. John P. Armstrong, one of Forest Mills’ best known older residents, passed away on Thursday, March 9th.  She had been in poor health for some time, but failed very quickly since Christmas. 

Mrs. Armstrong was born in Selby, on June 4th, 1869.  She was the daughter of Alfred and Aussi Wood.  During her young life she helped in her father’s store and bake-shop in Selby. 

In 1890 she married John P. Armstrong and came with him to Forest Mills to his farm, where they lived until eighteen years ago when they retired and moved to Deseronto.  Friends and neighbours regretted their leaving as they had always been great workers in the community and ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. 

Mr. Armstrong passed on three years ago, December 19, 1935.  Since that time Mrs. Armstrong spent most of her time with her two sons in Forest Mills. 

She leaves to mourn her loss, two daughters, Olive (Mrs. L. Campbell) of Toronto, Mabel (Mrs. William Anderson of Detroit), and two sons, Fred and Perry of Forest Mills;  also two sisters, Alma of Selby, Lily (Mrs. Dorland McCutcheon) of Selby;  four brothers, John and Allan of Selby, Fred of Utica and Truman, late of Utica, N.Y.  She also leaves thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Her funeral was conducted from the home of her son, Fred, to Roblin Movement church, where Rev. W. Winters took charge of the service.  He was assisted by Mr. Sills and Mr. Barrie.  Mrs. G. Brooks and Mr. W. Wartman sang “Will the circle be Unbroken.”

The remains were place in Napanee vault until spring when she will be buried in Riverview Cemetery.

 

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Mrs. Thomas

 

MRS. THOMAS ARMSTRONG – One of Bath’s oldest and most respected residents, passed peacefully away on Thursday, 1st June. She retired in her usual  health the night before, and when her daughter went to call her to breakfast, about eight o’clock in the morning, she found her cold in death. There had been no struggle, for her daughter looked in a little earlier and thought she was sleeping.  The deceased lady was in her eighty-third year, a gentle and kindly person, beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.  She was the widow of the late Thomas Armstrong,  of the well known firm of Belfour & Armstrong, who carried on business in Bath for over forty years.  Her husband predeceased her about twenty-five years. A family of seven daughters and one son are left to mourn a kind and loving mother.  The daughters are Mrs. R. H. Hawley, Adolphustown;  Mrs. Kiteredge, who resided with her mother and so tenderly cared for her during her declining years;  Mrs. T. C. Fraser, Hay Bay;  Mrs. A.H. Huffman, Manitoba;  Mrs. T. F. Ruttan, Napanee;  Miss Josephine, Spokane, Wash.; George, Chicago;  and Mrs. A.M. Ferguson, Winnipeg.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of a very large circle of friends.  Mrs. Armstrong had been a life-long resident of Bath, and both she and her family are widely known and highly respected.

 

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Arnold,

Mrs. C. W.

(nee Harten)

 

Mrs. C. W. Arnold of Richmond Dead -

She and Her Husband Had Been Married for Sixty-eight Years

NAPANEE, Mar 14 -  The township of Richmond, particularly the Roblin district, lost an old and very highly respected resident on Wednesday noon in the person of Mrs. Charles W. Arnold, who had reached the fine old age of 84 years and some months. 

A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harten, the deceased was born at Westplain and had been a resident of the township all her life.  A few days ago Mrs. Arnold sustained a fall resulting in a fractured hip and her condition since that time had been rather serious owing to her advanced age.

On Jan 1 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold achieved a notable event when they observed their 68th wedding anniversary and the event was of a joyous nature and was marked by a reunion of the family.

Throughout her life Mrs. Arnold had taken a great interest in the better things of life and was a zealous worker in the Methodist (now United) Church until advancing years caused her retirement.

She was exceptionally well known throughout the Roblin and Westplain districts and leaves a wide circle of friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Arnold loved home life and were very devoted to their family and the former has suffered a sore bereavement in the death of his life partner.  Mr. and Mrs. Arnold were united in marriage on Jan. 1 in the year of Confederation, 1867, and the officiating minister was Rev. John Clarke.

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, a daughter having predeceased them.  Besides Mr. Arnold there are one son and four daughters, George Arnold, Mrs. James McFarlane, Mrs. Walter Doidge, Mrs. W. J. Ramsay and Mrs. Kenneth Weese.

The funeral service is to be held from the family residence to the Roblin United Church on Friday afternoon.

 

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Elizabeth

(nee Bicknell)

 

DIED - In Ernestown, at the residence of her father, Mr. Alfred Bicknell, February 7th, 1864, after several months' illness, which she bore with great Christian fortitude, Elizabeth, relict of the late Rev. James Ash, Wesleyan Minister aged 27 years. Most truly her end was peace. The funeral took place the Wednesday following, the Rev. Wm. H. Pool, of Newburgh, giving a most appropriate and affecting discourse on the occasion.

  

Feb 22 1864

Kingston

Daily News

Ashley,

Henry

 

DIED - At Hallowell, on Friday the 25th ult., after a lingering illness of several months, Mr. Henry Ashley, Keeper of the District Gaol, aged 31 years.

 

Aug 3 1836

Kingston

Chronicle &

Gazette

Asselstine,

Amanda Ordarie

   * see Weese, Amanda Ordarie 

Asselstine,

Mary

   * see Garrison, Mary 

Asselstine,

Fraser

 

FRASER ASSELSTINE -  The death took place on Saturday of one of  Belleville’s highly respected and well known citizens when Fraser Asselstine passed away after a lengthly illness.  About four years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and latterly his heart became affected, which hastened the end.  The deceased was  a son of the late Isaac F. Asselstine and was born in Ernesttown fifty two years ago.  For thirty two years he was a resident of this city and carried on the business of a dealer in musical instruments.  Surviving him are a widow and one son,  Burton of Queen’s University, his mother, Mrs. Asselstine, Kingston, two sisters, Miss Kate, Kingston and Mrs. J. S. Powley, Toronto, two brothers, Michael and Henry B., Odessa

 

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George

 

Mr. George Asselstine - Mr. George Asselstine, one of the well known and highly respected farmers of South Fredericksburgh, died quite suddenly at his residence, near Hamburgh, on Sunday evening last. He was in apparent good health on Saturday and at work, as usual, on his farm.  About noon he was taken sick and four hours later he became unconscious. Medical aid was soon present but all was of no avail. Shortly after midnight he was dead. He was in the sixty-fifth year of his age. He was the son of George Asselstine, one of the pioneer farmers of that section. The deceased was born and spent all his days on the same farm. He was a man of great industry and intelligence and highly respected by all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church from his early boyhood and a class leader for nearly twenty years. In politics he was a Liberal, but never took a prominent part in public affairs. He was township treasurer for a number of years, and in that and every other business position inspired all who came in contact with him with full confidence in his integrity and uprightness. Mr. Asselstine was twice married. His first wife was Ruth, daughter of the late John W. Bristol, who died in Napanee a few years ago. Afterwards he married Miss Ann Finkle, sister of Rowland R. Finkle, Esq., of Bath, who survives him with their three sons. They are Frederick, merchant of Moorhead, Minnesota; Charles, who resides on the family homestead, and Herbert who lives a few lots east. He was a brother-in-law to our townsmen, Peter Bristol, Esq, of Piety Hill and George Cliff, sr. He was an excellent type of the intelligent and successful farmers of which this county can well boast. The funeral took place on Wednesday in the Bethel Methodist church, at Hawley, of which he was one of the leading supporters, and the burial  at the Morven cemetery.

 

Hamburg mourns the loss of one of its oldest and most respected residents, in the person of Mr. George Asselstine, who departed this life on the night of the 15th inst. His funeral sermon was preached in Bethel church here. He leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his departure. He was around all day Saturday and his death was unexpected, which makes the circumstances more sad. His end was peace.

 

May 21, 1897

Napanee Beaver

 

May 28 1897

Napanee Beaver

Asselstine,

Maurice H.

 

OBITUARY - Maurice H. Asselstine died in Minneapolis, Minn., on Tuesday morning, November 3d. He was the third son of Samuel N. Asselstine of Hawley. Being of a sunny disposition, he was a favorite with all who knew him. He was a good dutiful son and a loving brother. His life was full of promise, being in his twentieth year, and a splendid type of young manhood. This dear boy came to his death under particularly sad circumstances, his death being caused by an accident in an elevator in the city where he died. The Wide Awake Circle and the Hawley Football Association, to which he belonged, each sent beautiful floral offerings, besides many other floral offerings from friends. Besides his parents he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Elgin Ungar, of Minneapolis, Minn., Miss Elizabeth Asselstine, of Chicago, Ill., and Adah, and two brothers, Tillison and Isaac Asselstine at home. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. DeMille, at the Hawley Bethel church, in the absence of their pastor.

KILLED IN MINNEAPOLIS - Sad indeed was the news received here Tuesday morning announcing the death of Maurice H. Asselstine, son of Mr. Samuel N. Asselstine, South Fredericksburgh. Deceased, who was in his 20th  year, had been employed in Minneapolis, Minn., in a hardware store running an elevator. On Saturday evening he stepped out of the elevator, and as he did so the elevator shot upwards. He attempted to get inside again, but unfortunately was caught between the door and the upper floor. He was seriously injured and died on Tuesday morning. The funeral will take place from his father's residence this Friday afternoon at one o'clock. Service will be held at Bethel church, thence to Morven vault. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.

 

1908

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Asselstine,

Catherine

(nee Shory)

 

ASSELSTINE, Mrs. Catherine, wife of George Asselstine, daughter of Elisha and Charlotte Shory, niece of R. Shory, died at Fredericksburgh May 22 1844, in her 39th  year, survived by her husband and 3 children, also her parents, one brother and one sister.

 

July 10 1844

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Asselstine,

Marguerite

   *  see Armstrong, Marguerite 

Asselstine,

Peter

ASSELSTINE - At Roblin, on Thursday April 28th, 1910, Peter Asselstine, aged 84 years.

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Asselstine,

Ruth B.

(nee Bristol)

 

ASSELSTINE, Mrs. Ruth B., daughter of John W. Bristol of Fredericksburgh Twp, wife of George Asselstine Jr. of the same township whom she married Jan 1 1857, died Mar 2 1858 in her 22nd  year. In September 1855 she had gone to the Ont. Seminary at Cobourg.

1858

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Austin,

Jane

   * see Jeffrey, Jane (nee Austin)

  

Aylesworth,

Catharine

(nee Bristol)

 

Obituary - Catharine Bristol Aylesworth - wife of John Bell Aylesworth, Esq., of Newburgh, died at her home, Friday morning, 19th Nov.,1897. She was the daughter of the late John W. Bristol, and was born in south Fredericksburgh on the 4th day of July 1831. The date of her marriage was Christmas Day, 1853. Her death was caused by valvular heart disease. Two sons, A. B. Aylesworth, Q.C., of Toronto, and George Anson Aylesworth, of Newburgh, and one daughter, Emma Bell, wife of Stanley G. Chant, of the same place, together with a wide circle of relatives and acquaintances, cherish the memory of her patient, loving gentleness. To them the remembrance of her self-forgetful motherly goodness, remains a revealed religion.

Nov 26 1897

Napanee

Beaver

Aylesworth,

Jehiel

 

AYLESWORTH – At Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, on Friday October 8th, 1909, Jehiel Aylesworth, aged 72 years.

 

Death of Jehiel Aylesworth – Another of Napanee’s old landmarks has passed away in the person of Jehiel Aylesworth. Forty-seven years ago he commenced business in our town as a grocer and soon won his way to the hearts of his customers, by his fair dealing and his bright and cheerful manner.  Several years later, he embarked in the wholesale trade which he continued under his personal superintendence until stricken down by his last illness.  For several years, Mr. Aylsworth sat at the council Board and in 1891, was chosen as Chief Magistrate of the town, a position which he filled with great credit to himself and with general satisfaction to the whole community.  He was both a progressive and aggressive man.  He looked far ahead and endeavoured in all his public acts to build well for the future, and when he once outlined a plan of action he had the courage of his convictions and hesitated not to express his views regardless of the favour they might find with his audience.  He was satisfied to wait until time demonstrated the correctness of those views.  During the last few months of his life he suffered intense agony, but bore it with a patience and fortitude so strongly characteristic of his whole life, until death came to his relief on the 7th inst.  The funeral took place from his late residence to St. Mary Magdalene church on Sunday afternoon when the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Dibb.  The Masonic Order testified to the high esteem in which he was held by them, by turning out in large numbers to pay their last tribute of respect to his memory.  At the request of the deceased his brethren of Union Lodge performed their beautiful ceremony over his grave.  In the passing of Jehiel Aylsworth, Napanee loses one of the few remaining citizens of the old school who have done so much to mould the destinies of our town.

 

1909

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Aylesworth,

John Bell

 

OBITUARY - John Bell Aylesworth

There were no railways, but many forest trees in Upper Canada, when John Bell Aylesworth began to breathe;  he lived till there were perhaps too many railways, and certainly too few trees.

Near the centre of Ernesttown Township, on the 10th of January, 1828, he was born the second son of Ann MacGillivray and Job Aylesworth.  There were no telegraphs then; and but few Doctors;  no postage stamps;  no envelopes, even;  letter-sheets were folded so as to leave space for the address;  the folds were sealed with wafers.  The amount of the postage depended upon the distance the letter was to go.  Wolves howled through the woods;  bears were the bandits that plundered the settlers.

Mr. Aylesworth’s mind was rich with oft told tales of his boyhood, and of the Rebellion of 1837.  In 1843, he first saw Newburgh.  Part of his “schooling” he received in Newburgh Academy when the late Rev. Dr. S. S. Nelles was Headmaster.  Mr. Aylesworth was the first Assessor of the Municipal Corporation of Newburgh (1859).  Afterward, during many years he served the same community as Municipal Clerk, Councillor, Reeve, and member of the Academy Board of Education.  His hard-working farmer-father’s stay-at-home son was “John”; he had three brothers and three sisters, all of whom he out-lived.

For more than fifty years he was Secretary Treasurer of Camden Township Agricultural Fair; and throughout the greater part of the same long period Secretary Treasurer of Addington County Agricultural Society also.  For twelve years and upwards he was elected one of the Directors of the Provincial Exhibition;  and in 1881 President of the Ontario Agricultural and Arts Association.  He was appointed a member of the Ontario Agricultural commission of 1882.  In that year the Liberal Party of Addington in convention nominated him, in his absence, as their candidate for the Dominion Parliament.  One might almost say he was an hereditary Methodist, and Temperance man.  For more than seventy years he was an official of the Methodist Church.  The last vote he gave was for the Ontario Temperance Act;  one of his sons carried him up the steep stairs of the polling place, when, in April, 1921, he registered his vote, being in his 94th year.  He was a member of the Grand Division Sons of Temperance;  and of the Independent Order of Good Templars;  also an officer of the Dominion Grange;  and County President of the Patrons of industry;  as also of the Farmer’s Institute; and of the Lennox and Addington Farmers’ Mutual Fire Insurance Company.  All his long life a farmer, his was the great joy of taking pride in his employment and of deriving satisfaction there-from.  He ploughed very many furrows;  and he always took pains to plough them straight.

In 1858, he married Catharine, daughter of John Wesley Bristol, of Lennox County.  She died in 1897.  Their children are:  - Sir Allen, of Toronto;  George Anson, of Newburgh, and Emma Bell, wife of S. G. Chant, of Durham County.  In 1899, the subject of this sketch married Bertha, daughter of Peter Bristol of Napanee.  She survives him.

His life may not inaptly be said to have illustrated the text, -

“Length of days is in Her right hand, in Her left hand are riches and honor”  - Prov. III:16

 

Dec 30 1921

Napanee Beaver

Aylesworth

John Sidney

 

IN MEMORIAM - John Sidney Aylesworth was born May 21st, 1846, on a farm one mile from Odessa, being the youngest son in a family of eleven children.  Their parents were of U. E. Loyalist descent, being Robert Aylesworth and Hannah Fraser.  John received his early education at Odessa Academy, and was a clever student.

At the age of twenty he attended the School of Military Instruction, Kingston, receiving his certificates in 1866.  He recruited a company in that year to assist in quelling the Fenian Raid.  For this he was granted script for 166 acres in New Ontario, but he failed to claim the land.

His great life work, and the one he was most fitted for, was that of Civil engineering.  He qualified in Toronto and joined the Ontario land Surveyors’ Association on January 7th, 1871, and for forty-six years he worked as such.  He was Drainage Engineer for some three or four townships in Lennox at different times and did a great deal of private work.  No one came to him for help or advice that it was not given freely.

He was a Liberal in politics, and a Methodist in religion.  A strong, quiet, able man, who will be greatly missed in the home and community.  His brothers, sisters and wife predeceased him by several years.  There are left to mourn his loss, two daughters, Mrs. Schuyler Windover, Kingston, and Mrs. J. W. Humphrey, at home.  Also one grandchild, Mrs. Kenneth Brebner, Newark, New Jersey.

He fell asleep on January 17th, 1928 and his funeral services were held from his late residence in Richmond, to Selby United church, the Rev. Mr. Batstone officiating.

There is no flock, however watched and tended

But one dead lamb is there;

There is no fireside, howso’er defended,

But has one vacant chair.

 

 

1928

Scrapbook

Clipping

Aylesworth,

Lina S.

   * see Purvis, Lina S.

Aylsworth,

Deborah

(nee Parks)

 

OBITUARY - MRS. WM. AYLSWORTH - one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of Bath passed peacefully away on Sunday, March 2d after an illness of about two weeks. Her maiden name was Deborah Parks. She was born in Kingston April 22d 1815. Her husband, who is two years her senior, and who was quite ill at the same time, still survives her, this being the 60th year of their married life. Her children are Lester Aylsworth, Bath; Mrs. White, Fredericksburgh, and Mrs. Purvis, Lyn. She has three sisters living, viz., Mrs. Snider, Kingston; Mrs. Redpath, Watertown; and Mrs. Brown, Petworth. She was converted to God 65 years ago, on the old Ebenezer campground, and has lived an earnest Christian life ever since that time, as all of her neighbors and friends can testify, and many who read this may remember having enjoyed her hospitality. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, March 4th, at her late residence, and was well attended.

1902

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Aylsworth,

Eleanor Victoria

 

Eleanor  Victoria Aylsworth died at Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Feb 7, 1992 at the age of 93.

Born in Ernestown Township, Miss Aylsworth was the daughter of David Aylsworth and Elizabeth Fraser.  She was a retired public school teacher, attended Trinity United Church, was a member of the Rebeccah’s Lodge and was a member of the Super Annuated Teachers’ organization.

Miss Aylsworth is survived by a sister, Leah Stevenson of Thornhill and a brother, Alan Aylsworth of St. Thomas.

The funeral service was held at the Wartman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Phil Hobbs officiating.  Pallbearers were David Aylsworth, Alan Aylsworth, Richard Aylsworth, Ted Loucks, Rickie Loucks, Bob Jamieson and John Barr.  Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery in Napanee.

 

Feb 1992

Aylsworth,

Hannah Almira

(nee Brisco)

 

AYLSWORTH, Mrs. Hannah Almira, the third daughter of Nathan Brisco, a United Empire Loyalist and wife of John Aylsworth, was converted in 1829 on the Waterloo Circuit and died in Fredericksburgh Nov 12 1841 in her 31st  year, survived by her aged parents, husband and 6 children.

 

1841

Death Notices - Christian Guardian

Aylsworth,

William

 

Died at his residence, Bath, on Friday, April 20th , aged 93 years. He was born in Ernesttown in 1813, and retained all his faculties until about six weeks before his death. At that time, his mind and body began slowly to fail, and he passed away very peacefully. In his long life, he was enabled to see the unimportance of everything of an earthly nature, and was willing in his old age to trust in God for strength and comfort. He was one of the old veterans who served in the rebellion of 1837. His wife died four years ago. He leaves one son, Lester Aylesworth, Bath, and two daughters, Mrs. White, Sillsville, and Mrs. Purvis, Bath. The funeral service was conducted at his late residence, on Sunday morning, in the presence of a large number of friends, showing the respect in which deceased was held.

 

1906

From the Hough Scrapbooks.

Ayrhart,

child

 

AYRHART - At Hay Bay, on the 14th inst., of diphtheria, son of Mr. Ayrhart, aged 7 years.

 

Nov 16 1877

Napanee

Express

 

 

 

 

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