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DECEASED
DATE DIED
SPOUSE/MADEN Notes etc.
ANDERSON, George Sept 1890 married
ANDERSON, John June 1880 ?????
BALL, John Apr 1911 Eliza ORR
BALL, Abner Sep 1888 Diannah BAILEY
BALL, George Oct 1891 married
BALL, George Aug 1924 ???
BALL, Mrs. William S. Jan 1947 Dau. of George & Anne LITSTER
BEATTY, James Mar 1928 married
BELL, Daniel Apr 1878 murdered
BELL, Donald Mar 1881 married
BAKER, Justus Rutherford (Ford) Feb 1944 Helen Elizabeth CAMPBELL
BARR, Walter Mrs. Oct 1934 Jane DUNLOP
BASKERVILLE, Mrs. W.H. Aug 1912 widow
BATHGATE, James Aug 1891 Margaret CHIMSIDE
BEARD, Robert Feb 1890 Mrs. BEARD
BEARD, Mr. J.W. Mar 1915 2nd wife Elizabeth MARTIN
BEARD, John Jan 1937 Christina TUDHOPE
BEARD, James Aug 1881 twice married (no names)
BEARD, Joseph Mar 1926 Mrs. Charles Paul (niece)
BLACK, Mary Dec 1882 Angus BLACK
BLACK, Annie MARSHALL Jan 1909 Thomas BLACK
BLACK, Angus Jul 1940 no mention
BLACKSTOCK, John Jun 1914 Martha PRINGLE
BLACKSTOCK, Duncan Jan 1914 Catherine McNAIR
BLACKSTOCK, Edward Sep 1913 ???
BLAIN, Margaret (KNOX) Apr 1900 John BLAIN
BLOOMFIELD, James Nov 1905 Margaret REID
BOADWAY, Martha (BAILEY) Aug 1941 Austin BOADWAY
BOADWAY, Robert Hipwell Nov 1940 (8 yrs old)
BOTSFORD, Sarah Sprague FORD Dec 1911 Timothy BOTSFORD
BOYD, Elizabeth JACKSON KENT Aug 1912 William Boyd
BREECH, Mrs. Morris L. Apr 1939 Rachel GILL
BRIZETTE, Mrs July 1891 mother of the late Mrs. Fraser
BUCHANAN, Neil Dec 1876 ?????
BUCHANAN, Donald July 1890 married
BUCHANAN, Agnes McKINLAY Sept 1911 Donald BUCHANAN
BUCHANAN, Robert Frazer July 1944 Ida Maria CASWELL
BURT, Alice Christina HORNE Nov 1946 Charles BURT
BUTTLER, William Charles Feb 1950 Mary Ellen BAKER
CALDWELL, George Sep 1891 Hannah DEMELINE
CALDWELL, Alfred Demeline Feb 1911 Alice Alvira LUCK
CALDWELL, Alice Alvira (LUCK) Mar 1927 Alfred Demeline CALDWELL
CALDWELL, Egbert George Alfred 1932 ???
CALVERLEY, Martin July 1910 Miss Annie MUIR
CALVERLEY, John Sept 1909 Unmarried
grandson of Capt. WOOD
CALVERLEY, Robert N. May 1927 1. Annie WERT,
2. Edna WERT
CAMERON, John July 1948 Nellie JOHNSTON
CAMPBELL (ADAIR), Flora Feb 1916 Alex. CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL, Archibald Jan 1882 Mary MORRISON
CAMPBELL, Colin July 1877 father of Mr. Colin Campbell,
of Beaverton
CAMPBELL, Janet MCCUAIG Feb 1877 John CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL, W.P. July 1892 second son of the late
Captain William Campbell
CAMPBELL, Robert P. Oct 1911 married dau of Captain MONCK
CAMPBELL, Catharine McKERROLL Mar 1943 Alex. R. CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL, David Sep 1898 1. Isabella BLACKSTOCK,
2. Miss HOLLINGSHEAD
CAMPBELL, Mary Jane (YOUNG) Apr 1911 Angus CAMPBELL
CAMPBELL, Mrs. Archibald Jan 1939 Minnie WOODROW
(1st John REID)
(2nd Archibald CAMPBELL)
CAMPBELL, Wm. Mar 1931 Mary McKAY
CAMPBELL, MCNABB Christina Apr 1904 Peter McMILLAN,
Duncan CAMPBELL
CARMICHAEL, Miss Mary Jan 1941 none
CASWELL, Margaret June 1912 Rev. John COOKE
CLARKE, Janet CARMICHAEL Feb 1909 Angus CLARKE
COLE, Caroline WALKER Jan 1912 George WALKER
COOK, Ellen REID Mar 1943 Robert B. COOK
COOPER, Albert Lawrence May 1944 Christina A.M. NASH
COPELAND, Charles Earnest Jun 1934 ???
COTTON, Noah Apr 1877 ?????
COTTON, John Dec 1903 ?????
COTTON, Mary HARVIE Apr 1910 Daniel COTTON
COTTON, Daniel Feb 1911 Mary HARVIE
COTTON, John Harold Mar 1926 Son of Samuel Cotton and Margaret Bell
CRAWFORD, William May 1913 Sarah WHITNEY
CROCKER, Charles Oct 1890 unmarried
CUPPAGE, Adam Mar 1927 Mary FURNESS
CURRIE, Archibald Aug 1910 ?????
CURRIE, Alex Aug 1905 10 years old
CURRIE, Angus Aug 1881 age 23 brother-in-law of
Mr. Alex. Harvie
DALLAS, Margaret JOHNSTONE Nov 1887 Rev. F.A. O'MEARA
DALLAS, Frederick Jun 1881 Anna BROWNRIGG
DEGERE, Chas. H. Nov 1940 Mary PRICE
DOWNS, Nancy JOHNSON Apr 1911 Robert DOWNS
DRINKWATER, J.H.S. Nov 1881 married to the eldest daughter
of the Rev. George Hallen
DRURY, Joseph May 1878 ?????
DUNLOP, James Mar 1948 married
DUNLOP, Mrs. George Mar 1948 Dau. of Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd
DUNLOP, Alexander Sep 1933 Mary Ellen FRASER
DUNLOP, Andrew Apr 1885 married
DUNLOP, Ronald Jun 1936 Victoria Ann ANSLEY
DUNLOP, William Fraser May 1938 married
DUNLOP, Dr. Harry Jul 1944 Amelia M. DUNLOP
DUNLOP, James Donald Mar 1921 married
DUNLOP, Margaret Amelia Feb 1919 Elijah BAKER
DUNLOP, Thomas Barr July 1933 3 wives Miss Mary BLAIN,
Mrs.Caroline McLENNAN,
and Mrs. L. LANK
DUNLOP, Mary Jane FRASER Jan 1890 Alexander DUNLOP
DUNLOP, Alexander Mar 1881 ???
DUNLOP, Martha Aug 1931 Martha Ann BRADEN
DUNLOP, Mrs. R. Oct 1931 Victoria Ann (Nancy) ANSLEY
DUNLOP, Martha FERRIS Sep 1897 Jas. DUNLOP
DUNLOP, James Jul 1937 Emma JOHNSON
DURNFORD, Ellen B. Sep 1890 ?????
DURNFORD, Kenneth Jan 1948 ?????
DURNFORD, Emma Jane Apr 1948 (sister) Mrs. Joseph Orton
DURNFORD, Francis Edward Mar 1944 1st wife unknown
2nd wife Blanche MacDONALD
EATON, James Herbert Jan 1948 Jessie DICKSON
ELDER, David Wilson Nov 1937 Mabel Louise RIX
ELDER, Mrs. D. Wilson Aug 1945 Mabel Louise RIX
ELLIOTT, Henry senior Jan 1898 Elizabeth EGAL
ELLSMERE, Mrs. Charles Mar 1942 Charles ELLSMERE
ELLSMERE, Joe Thomas July 1924 Ruth RIX
ELLSMERE, John (see photo) Nov 1908 Hannah BAKER
ELLSMERE, Hannah Oct 1908 John ELLSMERE
EPLETT, John Oct 1881 married
FARWELL, Gardner May 1908 Mina McLEAN
FELL, Isaac May 1879 U. E. Loyalists
FRASER, Henry May 1891 ???
FURNESS, Francis Dec 1912 ???
GARBUTT, Jane M. GOSS May 1908 John H. GARBUTT
GAUDAUR Mrs. J. G. June 1894 Cora Coones (Coons)
GILCHRIST, Duncan Jan 1908 ?????
GILCHRIST, Donald Aug 1908 ?????
GILCHRIST, Archibald Sept 1896 widower
GILL, Miss Emma June 1908 daughter of Mrs. Lucinda Gill
GILL, Benjamin Hewitt Feb 1913 son of Jacob GILL
GILL, David Sutherland Apr 1877 drowned
GILL, Betsy HAMILTON Jan 1911 Daniel GILL
GILL, Mary & Daniel Nov 1909 Drowning
GILL, Mrs. William M. Oct 1937 Annie LAUGHLIN
GILL, Jacob Robert Aug 1937 Mary Jane KITCHEN
GILL, Joseph Sutherland Feb 1906 Catherine Hartford
GILL, Mrs. J.C. Sep 1939 Sophie NELSON
GILL, Jessie JUPP Aug 1896 J.S. GILL
GILL, Miss Bessie Feb 1924 unmarried
GILLESPIE, Sarah CURRIE Feb 1909 Malcolm GILLESPIE
GOFF, John Mar 1877 ?????
GOFFATT, Thomas June 1891 widower
GOFFATT, Frances Alice Gill Aug 1946 Frances Alice GILL
GOSS, William Alfred Jan 1939 no mention
GOSS, Henry Aug 1929 Mary REYNOLDS
GOSS, Herbert J. Oct 1940 Mary WALKER
GOSS, Joseph May 1888 name not mentioned
GOSS, Mary (McQUAID) Jan 1940 Joseph H. GOSS
GRANT, Thomas June 1890 ?????
GRATRIX, Jessie WILSON May 1940 Harold GRATRIX
GRAY, Norman Jan 1940 married
HAMILTON, Gustavus George Aug 1882 ?????
HAMILTON, William Mar 1890 unmarried
HAMMOND, William Apr 1892 married a daughter of
the late Alex. McKinlay
HANDY, Benjamin Handy Mar 1915 ?????
HANDY, JOSIAH Sep 1925 Ellen FITZPATRICK
HANNAH, Mrs. Wm. Jun 1911 Mary UPTON
HARVIE, Charles Alexander July 1948 Annie Elizabeth RANKIN
HARVIE, Robert Apr 1890 ?????
HARVIE, DR. James Norman Mar 1946 never married
HARVIE, Marion McLEOD Apr 1905 Charles HARVIE
HARVIE, Charles Sept 1891 Marion McLEOD
HARVIE, William Mar 1909 Miss MacMILLLAN
HARVIE, Louisa Augusta Victoria Feb 1945 Louisa Augusta Victoria GILL
HAYWOOD, Minnie McCUAIG Dec 1947 George A. HAYWOOD
HAYWOOD, Mrs. Georgina Aug 1905 Unknown
HEWITT, Eliza Apr 1913 married
HILL, Margaret TESKEY Oct 1947 H. Rufus HILL
HIPWELL, Robert Collins June 1943 Mary Eaton DUTTON
HOOD, James May 1924 Margaret TURNBULL
HOOD, Mrs. James Jan 1923 Margaret TURNBULL
HOOD, John E. Nov 1851 Minnie APPELBE
HOOD, John ???????? Ella WATSON
HOOD, James McKee Jun 1917 3 years 11 months
HOOD, Joseph Feb 1927 Never married
HOOD, Joseph Gemmill July 1906 1. Isabella JACK,
2. Mary BLACK
HORNE, Thomas Jan 1883 widower
HORNE, Andrew Jan 1898 unknown
HORNE, Mary SHAW Apr 1902 Thomas HORNE
HORNE, Agnes Kaddie June 1948 Dau. of John HORNE and Sarah FELL
HORNE, William McLeod Apr 1910 Christina BLACK
HORNE, James E. Jan 1946 Annie JERMEY
HOY, Margaret McLEAN Apr 1910 Robert Hoy
HUNTER, Miss Eliza June 1908 ?????
HUNTER, Eliza FRASER Dec 1879 George HUNTER
IRWIN, Mrs. (Capt.) Dec 1915 Hannah "Sara" IRWIN
JACK, Mrs. Thomas Mar 1921 Elizabeth GRAHAM HOOD
JACKSON, J.Harry Mar 1908 Annie MILLARD
JACKSON, James Aug 1898 married a sister
of Dr. THORBURN
JAMIESON, Mrs. John June 1878 John JAMIESON
JAMIESON, David Feb 1880 ?????
JAMIESON, Catherine Mary McLEAN May 1909 James JAMIESON
JARRATT, Charles Jul 1884 married
JOHNSON, Jas. A. Nov 1871 ???
JOHNSTON, Isabella McLEOD Mar 1927 John JOHNSTON
LALLY, E.S. Jun 1889 married to the 2nd daughter of
William THOMPSON, M.D.
LANGMAN, Nicholas May 1879 ?????
LANGMAN, Mrs. Catherine Aug 1890 Joseph LANGMAN
LANGMAN, Agnes Miller HARVIE Apr 1890 Samuel LANGMAN
LANGMAN, John May 1890 marr. to the eldest daughter
of Mr. Chas. Harvie
LAVER, Joseph Stewart Sept 1968 Ethel WOOD
LAVER, George Thomas Stewart Mar 1928 Martha SHAY
LAVER, Martha SHAY Nov 1943 George LAVER
LAVER, John Thomas Feb 1954 Lucy A. WOOD
LAVER, Ernest June 1918 married
LEATHERDALE, Luke June 1945 Amelia Julia BOYD
LEIGH, Julia Cerdilia Feb 1913 Henry SHAW
LEIGH, Margaret McLEOD Apr 1924 JOHN LEIGH
LEITCH, Isabella McLEOD ????? Archibald LEITCH
LEITH, Malcolm Mar 1912 Margaret ARGUE
LITSTER, George Martin June 1946 Florence Annie CLEMENTS
LITSTER, Ann SCOTT Feb 1909 George LITSTER
LITSTER, George Apr 1888 Annie SCOTT
LITSTER, David S. Oct 1940 Mary BARR
LITSTER, John Scott Sep 1940 Edith MOORE
LIVINGSTON, Eliza Ann HEWITT Jan 1948 John LIVINGSTON
LOCKHART, Mrs. Robert Sr. Jan 1933 Mary Jane FOGAL
LOVERING, Catherine HAMILTON Dec 1907 W.D. LOVERING
LOVERING, Mary MARTIN June 1926 Jack LOVERING
LOVERING, James Roy Sept 1948 unmarried
LOVERING, Mrs. William W. Jan 1945 Mary E. McNALLY
LOVERING, Charles Turver July 1946 widower
LOVERING, Herbert Sangster Dec 1946 1. Ada WALLACE
2. Ethel McNAUGHTON
LOVERING, Henry Lanxon May 1919 ???
LOVERING, George Francis Oct 1909 Cassie Webb
LOVERING, Lillian T. May 1997 Lillian T. MOON
LOVERING, David Feb 1941 Alberta SPENCE
LOVERING, Jane BALKWILL Apr 1943 Charles LOVERING
LOVERING, Alberta Matilda SPENCE Apr 1943 David LOVERING
LOVERING, Mr. W.J. Dec 1941 Henrietta Allicen BURY
LOVERING, William James Jun 1924 Nettie BURY
LUCK, Jane Elphinstone (CALLER) Mar 1902 Edward LUCK
MacKAY, Dugald Aug 1948 Ethel ABBOT
MACKIE, Mary HARVIE Apr 1943 William MACKIE
MacNAB, John Mar 1909 (father-in-law) Mr. E. WATKIN
MacNAB, Donald Athenies Jun 1942 Jemima EDWARDS
MacNAB, Jemima EDWARDS Mar 1928 Donald A. MacNAB
MADDEN, Christopher Henry July 1908 Mary Ann TITE
MADDEN, Isabella Lawson GILL Jun 1948 George Tite MADDEN
Dau. of Daniel GILL and Betsy HAMILTON
MARSHALL, Louisa Courtenay Feb 1912 Hallie GILL
MARSHALL, William Jan 1948 married twice, his first wife died
some years ago, and he married
her sister, Mary Ann Simpson
MARSHALL, Sarah Apr 1933 Sarah REID
MAWDSLEY, Harry James Mar 1943 1st wife Catherine CAMPBELL
2nd wife Alice McLEOD
MAWDSLEY, Elizabeth Honor RADDALL Feb 1907 Edward MAWDSLEY
MAYNARD, Rhoda S. WILSON May 1928 George MAYNARD
McARTHUR, Gilbert Dec 1913 Ann HOOD
McCALLUM, Alice EGO Apr 1928 Daniel McCALLUM
McCARDELL, Esther Anne DURNFORD Sept 1945 William J. McCardell
McCUAIG, Henry Jan 1882 Janet CALDER
McCUAIG, Duncan July 1877 brother of Mr. Henry McCuaig, of Oro, and
of the late Mrs. Janet Campbell
McDONALD, Archie July 1928 19 years old
McINNES, Captain Charles Jan 1913 married twice (names unknown)
McKAY, Angus Dec 1911 Abigail LOGAN
McKAY, Findlay Jun 1898 Ann MacFARLAND
McKENZIE, James July 1877 ?????
McKERROLL, Euphemia Mar 1913 17 years old
McKERROLL, Ida Elizabeth May Feb 1912 unmarried only daughter of
James McKERROLL
McKERROLL, John Jan 1890 never married
uncle of Councillor McKERROLL,
and of the wife of Dr. McLEAN
McKERROLL, Mary REID Jan 1943 Mary REID
McKERROLL, Hugh Alexander Nov 1938 Mary REID
McKINLAY, Colin Sept 1880 ?????
McKINLAY, Janet BUCHANAN Sept 1911 Duncan McKINLAY
McKINLAY, Mary Jane Oct 1946 John McKINLAY
McKINNON, Donald Feb 1928 Margaret BALLAN
McLEAN, William Robert Dec 1939 Emma Jane McINTYRE
McLEAN, John Feb 1901 ?????????
McLEAN, Archibald D. Apr 1892 Margaret McDONALD
McLEAN, Marion McCALLUM May 1902 James McLEAN
McLEAN, George June 1911 1st wife Harriet SISSONS
2nd wife Christina A. INGRAM
McLEAN, Mary DENTON Mar 1912 Dr. P.D. McLean,
McLEAN, Mary Ann BLOOMFIELD Feb 1946 Daniel McLEAN
McLEAN, Dr. John Edgar July 1948 Azile GREEN
McLEAN, Miss Ann Oct 1945 Spinster
McLEAN, Ann McPHIE Feb 1901 Alex. McLEAN
McLEOD, Margaret RUTHERFORD Nov 1891 John McLEOD
McLEOD, John Lemore Sept 1946 Elizabeth (Betty) COLE
McLEOD, Mary Ann ROBERTSON Feb 1926 John McLEOD
McLEOD, Christina MORRISON June 1911 John McLEOD
McLEOD, Cameron July 1906 Jennette LITSTER
McLEOD, Hector July 1941 Mary Agnes GRATRIX
McLEOD, John Mar 1942 Mina ROBERTSON
McLEOD, William Archibald Sep 1942 Elizabeth Ann RICKETTS
McLEOD, Henry Oct 1924 1st Annie PETERS,
2nd Mrs. Mary HOUSE
McMILLAN, John Mar 1892 widower
McNABB, Peter Apr 1910 Janet McNABB
McPHEE, Alexander Boyd Aug 1906 ???
McPHEE, Mrs. Aug 1888 ???
MILLARD, Bella Jane Sept 1914 Spinster
MILLARD, David Apr 1904 Mary McKAY
MILLARD, James Dec 1905 Catherine GILL
MILLARD, Mr. Mordecai Nov 1897 married
MILLARD, Mary McKAY May 1927 David MILLARD
MILLARD, Charles Gill May 1941 Cecil B. DAVIS
MILLICHAMP, Margaret Ann WOOD Apr 1902 Mr. A.T. MILLICHAMP, B.A.
MITCHELL, Wm. James 1925 Maria MELLROY
MITCHELL, Mrs. Jas. 1920 James MITCHELL
MOFFATT, Bernard Jun 1922 Mary RYAN
MOFFIT, William Francis June 1923 Sarah BEARD
MONCK, Charles Stanley Apr 1880 Jane MOORE
MOON, George Feb 1913 Elizabeth WALKER
MOON, Charles Mar 1928 widower
MOON, Catherine CLARKE July 1912 Thos. B. Moon
MOON, Charles Mar 1928 Widower
MOORE, Isabella Constance Dec 1946 Peter MAWDSLEY
MOORE, Isabella Crook Nov 1928 Isabella CROOK
MOORE, Norman Nov 1930 16 years old
MORRISON, Mary McARTHUR Feb 1910 Angus MORRISON
NELSON, George Ferris Dec 1908 ?????
NELSON, John Ferris Nov 1890 married
NELSON, John Stuart Mar 1948 Annie M. Rix
NELSON, Esther Ellis July 1910 John Ferris NELSON
OAKLEY, Elizabeth COOMBS Oct 1940 John OAKLEY
OAKLEY, John Mar 1946 Elizabeth COOMBS
O'DONNELL, P.J. Apr 1926 ?????
OLSON, Mrs. Edwin July 1946 Ruth PAYNE
ORR, George Nov 1891 ?????
ORR, William H. Mar 1913 ?????
OVEREND, William J. May 1913 ?????
OVEREND, Flt. Lieut. George J. Sidney May 1945 Sadie BEETON OVEREND
OVEREND, Mary Madeline RUTHERFORD Oct 1943 Fred J. OVEREND
OVEREND, Elizabeth M. Dec 1937 never married
OVEREND, Mrs. George J. Mar 1939 Anna Maria O’DONNELL
OVEREND, Mina MERCER Jul 1942 Mina OVEREND
OVEREND, Joseph Mar 1940 Beatrice GALLAGHER
OVEREND, George Joseph Aug 1939 Anna Marie O’DONNELL
OVEREND, Mrs. George May 1938 Eliza Jane WALKER
PATERSON, Adam May 1861 none mentioned
PATTERSON, Alexander Aug 1903 ???
PATTERSON, Julia FOX Apr 1904 James PATTERSON
PAYNE, Garnet Aug 1937 13 years old
PAYNE, John William July 1909 1st wife Miss Middleton
2nd wife Miss Brown
3rd wife Jane Downs
PAYNE, Cuyler Dec 1910 Fannie Eliza STETSON
PAYNE, George May 1924 1st Margaret ROBERTSON,
2nd Eleanor WYLIE
PAYNE, Mrs Uriah Nov 1925 Catherine ANDERSON
PAYNE, Sophia TURNER May 1896 ???
PAYNE, Hannah LESLIE Feb 1943 Albert PAYNE
POWLEY, Simon Peter Mar 1890 married
QUICK, Ella B. RIX Mar 1948 Frank QUICK
Dau. of George Rix and Hetty Payne
RADDALL, Jasper Dec 1888 wife was a LANGMAN
RAMSAY, Ellen Mary GILL Nov 1908 William RAMSAY
RAWSON, Charles Edgar Jan 1939 Louisa PENDER
RAWSON, Lester Lorne Dec 1940 Hilda ANDERSON
RAWSON, Louisa PENDER Aug 1943 Charles Edgar RAWSON
RAWSON, Frances LEPINE May 1902 William RAWSON
RAWSON, John James Dec 1942 ???
REED, Elizabeth Keith McKERROLL May 1948 Russell H. REED
REID, Duncan Jan 1939 Rebecca WILLIAMS
REID, John Isaac June 1911 married
REID, Richard Roy July 1948 Mary Elizabeth PHILLIPS
REID, Hugh Mar 1890 ?????
REID, Archibald Feb 1890 Mrs. REID
REID, Wallace Melville Feb 2006 1st wife Margaret HEWITT
2nd wife Ruby HAWKINS
REID, Sarah ADAIR Jan 1892 Duncan REID
REID, Miss Marion June 1940 Dau. of William REID
REID, Janet THOMPSON Sept 1910 Alex. REID
REID, Mrs. Samuel June 1909 Amelia Ann BASKERVILLE
REID, Elizabeth Jane (Jennie) July 1945 Elizabeth Jane YOUNG
REID, McPhee June 1946 Margaret IRISH
REID, William Dec 1925 Mary DOUGALD
REID, Richard Mar 1926 Lavinia GOSS
REID, Mrs William (DOUGALL) Feb 1939 William REID
REID, James W. Mar 1943 never married
REID, Robert James Jul 1928 Jennie YOUNG
REID, William Henry Aug 1928 ???
REID, Margaret McCULLOCH Dec 1902 Archibald REID
REYNOLDS, Norris Grey Sept 1948 Isabella Moffit
RIPLEY, Tom Lovering July 1938 Hattie May BUCHANAN
RIX, Rt. Rev. G. A. Rix April 1945 Sadie GILLESPIE
RIX, William Francis June 1948 Janet Maria WALKER
RIX, Helen Matilda (BEARD) July 1939 William J. RIX
RIX, Janet Maria WALKER May 1945 Janet Maria WALKER
RIX, Eliza GOSS Oct 1922 William RIX
ROBERTSON, William June 1928 ?????
ROBERTSON, Williamina Feb 1913 James SCOTT
ROBERTSON, Coll Apr 1912 married the widow of the
late Duncan Gilchrist
ROBERTSON, Mary HORNE Feb 1910 Geo. B. ROBERTSON
ROE, William Apr 1879 ?????
ROSS, Charles Hammond Feb 1912 In April, 1891, Mr. Ross was appointed
first police magistrate of Barrie.
RUSSELL, Joseph R. July 1946 Annie GOSS
RUSSELL, James Dec 1904 Jane ROSE
RUTHERFORD, Mary MCLEOD HORNE Dec 1888 1st James HORNE
2nd Mr. RUTHERFORD
SAIL, Mrs. Big Jan 1911 Thomas Big SAIL
(brother Rev. H.B. STEINHAUER)
SANDERS, Wm. Mar 1879 none mentioned
SANDERSON, Madeline GILL *** May 1945 Madeline Gill ***
SEAGERS, Leonard James Nov 1944 Sarah Margaret PATERSON
SHAW, Thomas July 1896 Widower
SHELLSWELL, Margaret Odessa CALVERLEY May 1948 Ira SHELLSWELL
SHIRE, Christopher July 1891 Sarah Anne BEARD
SHIRE, Sarah Anne BEARD Mar 1912 Christopher SHIRE
SMITH, Sarah JOHNSTON Mar 1911 James SMITH
SPARLING, John Dec 1910 1st wife Martha Ann SEELER
2nd wife Mrs. Jane MINER
STANTON, Thomas Dec 1907 Ellen FRANKLIN
STAUNTON, Margaret HUSSEY Apr 1908 William Anthony STAUNTON
STAUNTON, William Anthony Mar 1910 Margaret HUSSEY
STEWART, Joseph Sept 1890 Mary Ann POWLEY
STRACHAN, Catherine BLACK Jan 1940 Robert STRACHAN
STRATHEARN, George Dec 1908 ?????
TESKEY, Mrs Henry Aug 1940 Mary Ann REYNOLDS
THOMPSON, Elizabeth BEARD Feb 1908 William THOMPSON
THOMPSON, David Sept 1882 ?????
THOMPSON, Donald Christopher Apr 1946 14 years old
THOMSON, James Aug 1908 Margaret DUNN
THOMSON, Archibald Mar 1913 Jane ALLAN
TRASK, Mrs. George May 1947 Emily MOUNT
TRASK, George Sep 1923 Emily MOUNT
TUDHOPE, George Brockett Jan 1892 Miss RUTHERFORD
TUDHOPE, Mary Reid Dec 1891 William TUDHOPE
TUDHOPE, Daniel Aug 1912 unmarried
TUDHOPE, George Henry Jan 1912 ?????
TUDHOPE, Melville Brockett Dec 1947 Nellie BOTSFORD
TUDHOPE, Mrs. William H. Sep 1945 Catherine MENEILLEY
TUDHOPE, William Rutherford June 1928 Widower
TUDHOPE, Albert E. Apr 1904 ???
TUDHOPE, Wm. Feb 1900 Mary REID
TUDHOPE, Walter F. Jun 1943 Ann McCALLUM
TULLOUGH, William Jun 1851 unmarried
TYRER, Dr. E. Roy May 1947 1st Myrtle WILES
2nd Violet BROWNLEE
WALKER, James Whitefield June 1939 1st wife Sarah McCOLL
2nd wife Joanna Lovering TUNN
WALKER, Edith KENT June 1912 John WALKER
WALKER, John W. Apr 1957 Nina WAPLES
WAUGH, Rev. George May 1945 Mary Rix
WAUGH, Mrs. George Mar 1946 Dau of William Rix & Eliza Goss
WHITE, James May 1879 ?????
WHITE, Carline (Carrie) Dec 1976 John MOUNT
WHITE, Mrs. Robert Aug 1944 Mary May POWLEY
WICE, Frederick George William Feb 1946 Florence Sarah Wilhelmina PAYTON
WICE, Miss Mary H. Aug 1954 -----
WOOD, William James Horsley May 1908 ?????
WOOD, Rosina Jean Dec 1910 John Bernard CALVERLEY
WOOD, Albert Vincent Oct 1948 Mary Emma CARTER
WOOD, William C. Nov 1944 Irene LEE
WOOD, Archibald Milton May 1943 unmarried
WOOD, Captain T.W. Apr 1939 Mary Matilda STAUNTON
WOOD, Captain William Apr 1879 married
WOOD, Mrs. sr. Oct 1895 wife of the late Captain WOOD
WOODROW, Jno J. Aug 1939 Sarah REID
WRAY, Andrew Aug 1888 married
WRIGHT, Sarah POWLEY Jan 1911 William WRIGHT
WRIGHT, Albert James Aug 1944 Mary SYMINGTON
YOUNG, Thomas Feb 1911 married

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The Late Benj. Handy

Barrie Advance 18 Mar 1915

On Sunday Mar. 14th, death removed one of Barrie's oldest citizens in the person of Benjamin Handy. Mr. Handy has had poor health for two years and during the last four weeks of his illness he had been confined to his room, until he passed peacefully away at the ripe age of 86. He was born on Long Island , U.S.A., and came with his parents to Canada where they settled on lot 5, con. 4, Essa. Later in life he settled on lot 29 con.2, Tosorontio, where he resided for many years making a success of his occupation. Retiring from farm life in 1901 he came to Barrie where he has since resided. In politics he was a Liberal. He is survived by his wife, one son and a daughter all of Barrie, and three brothers, Joseph and James of Barrie, and Henry of Lisle. While health permitted, he was a faithful attendant at the Central Methodist Church. He was highly esteemed by those who knew him.

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JOSIAH HANDY

Barrie Examiner 3 Sep 1925

JOSIAH HANDY Death came to one of the pioneers of Essa Tp. on Sunday morning, Aug. 30, when Josiah Handy, for seventy years a resident of that township, passed away in his ninety-second year. The end came quietly and suddenly as Mr. Handy was eating his breakfast. For a week or two previously he had been in poor health but his condition was in no wise regarded as serious. Mr. Handy was of a family noted for longevity. His father lived to the ripe old age of eighty-nine and four of his brothers were over eighty when death overtook them. His suviving brother, Henry Handy of Alliston, is hale and heart at eighty.
His parents, Charles and Mary Handy, were among the earliest settlers in the township and they settled on lot 5, con. 4, where deceased was born. At the age of twenty, Josiah Handy, with his brother Ben, cleared the virgin forest from the land on lot 12, con. 1, and it was here that he later made his home. His bride was Ellen Fitzpatrick of Essa, who predeceased him by forth-one years. Their children, one son and five daughters, survive. They are Rev. Dr. J.C. Handy, pastor of the First Methodist Church at Galveston, Texas, who came home for the funeral; Misses Gertrude of Toronto, Mary of Collingwood, Margaret and Kate at home, and Mrs. Wesley Graham of Alliston. Mr. Handy was one of a family of twelve, only one of whom survives. His brother George died in Barrie at the age of eighty-two, which age was also attained by another brother, James of Barrie. Jesse of Elmvale was eighty-nine at death and Ben of Barrie was eight-six. The familyn trait coupled with a lifetime spent on the farm account for the unusual vitality which Mr. Handy showed in his declining years.
Until nineteen years ago, when he retired and came to Barrie, Mr. Handy followed the plow on the farm, which he cleared as a young man. Since coming to Barrie he has been a regular attendant at Central Church. The funeral was held today. Rev. A.J.G. Carscadden officiating. After a brief service had been held at the family residence in Henry St. west, the body was taken to Alliston Union cemetery for burial.

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Archibald Currie

Northern Advance newspaper, Barrie

A highly respected resident of Oro Township in the person of Archibald Currie passed away on Monday, Aug. 1st, 1910 at his home, Lot 17, Con. 9, after an illness lasting several months. Mr. Currie was born in Scotland in 1836, coming to Canada twelve years later. The family settled in Oro, and the greater part of deceased's life was spent on the farm on which he died. He was a Liberal in politics and in religion a Presbyterian. One of the largest funerals ever seen in the district was held on Thursday last to Knox Church cemetery, Rev. Neil Campbell, assisted by Rev. Jas. Currie of Leith, officiating. The pall bearers were: Neil Bell, John Gilchrist, Henry Pearsall, Robt. Paisley, John Fletcher and Jesse Pond -- all neighbors of deceased. The surviving members of the family are: Mrs. Currie, five sons, John of Minneapolis, Neil of Penetanguishene, James of Calgary, Archie of Mitchell Square, and Alex at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Chas. Moon of Eady, Miss Mary of Calgary and Mrs. John McDougall of Hawkestone.

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Death of Mrs. J. G. Gaudaur

The Weekly Times, Orillia 14 June 1894

On Friday last, Mr. Jacob G. Gaudaur passed through the saddest event of his life in the death of his young wife. Mrs. Gaudaur had been ill for a short time with blood poisoning, and this grew worse until Friday it caused her death. The deceased, who was formerly Miss Cora Coones (Coons) (sic) of St. Louis, Mis., was a young woman, being only 35 years of age. The funeral, which was very large, left their home on Sunday and proceeded to the church of the Angels' Guardian, the pall-bearers being Messrs. Chris. Moore, R. D. Gunn, John Kennedy, J.P. Secord, J.W. Slaven and Wm. Ramsay. After reaching the church a short and very appropriate sermon was preached by Rev. Father Duffy, and high mass was celebrated after which the cortage proceeded to the burial grounds, where the remains were laid to rest. In his sad bereavement Mr. Gaudaur has the sympathy of the whole community.

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Joe Thomas Ellsmere

The Orillia Packet, July 10, 1924- CRAIGHURST-

This community has been saddened by the death of one of its most highly esteemed members in the passing of Mr. Joe Thomas Ellsmere. Mr. Ellsmere was born and raised in this locality and lived here during his whole life. He was a man of upstanding character.Where ever known he was respected and was justly worthy of any man’s esteem. The illness which terminated in his death was somewhat protracted. His last hours of suffering were lightened by the presence of his wife and entire family of seven sons and four daughters all of whom were constantly with him at the last. His sorrowing relatives and friends have the sincere sympathy of all who know them. At Mr. Ellsmere’s funeral, which was largely attended by people from far and near, the coffin was borne to the grave by his six stalwart sons, James, Thomas, George, Charles, Edward and Albert. Mr. Ellsmere was born in the township of Oro in 1854. He was brought up in Craighurst and 35 years ago he was united in marriage by the Rev. Mr. Lindsay to Miss Ruth Rix. His death was due to heart trouble culminating in dropsy. He was a member of St. John’s Anglican church. He is survived by his wife, seven sons, James, Thomas, George, Charles, Edward, Albert and Ernest, and four daughters, Mrs. A. Fawcett, Misses Minnie, Mary and Sadie at home.

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John Elsmere

The Orillia Packet, October 1, 1908- CRAIGHURST

Mr. John Elsmere passed to rest on Monday. His demise removes one of the oldest pioneers of this section. Mr. Elsmere was born within “Derry Walls”, nearly eighty-three years ago, and at the age of seven years came to this country with his father, who was a soldier, and was at the battle of Waterloo, receiving a wound in the leg, below the knee, which never permanently healed, and which in later years hastened his death. He was stationed, I understand, at Penetanguishene when he received his discharge, and with a number of veterans settled in Oro, on the town line between Oro and Medonte, a little over three miles north of this village, then a dense wilderness. Here the subject of our sketch lived from that time till his death. A brother, Mr. Joseph Elsmere, was born shortly after the arrival of the family in this country. About sixty-three years since Mr. John Elsmere married a Miss Baker, and by this union were born three sons, Joseph T., residing near the homestead; Charles, at Hawkestone; and J. Elsmere, on the homestead, and one daughter, Mrs. Anderson, in the West. One daughter, Mrs. Ball, died some years ago. Mr. Elsmere was a veteran Orangeman of this district, having been, with a number of others, associated with the late Mr. Thomas Craig as first Worshipful Master, in instituting Loyal Orange Lodge No. 985 fifty years ago. Since then only once did Mr. Elsmere miss being in the procession on the Glorious Twelfth. He was an ardent adherent of the Church of England. In politics a life-long conservative, and probably there were but few instances in which he failed to cast his vote. He was of a quiet and inoffensive nature, honesty and uprightness characterised all his dealings. The funeral, which was very largely attended, took place to St. John’s church on Thursday, and was under the direction of Loyal Orange Lodge No. 985. The Rev. R.L. Weaver conducted the church service, and the Orange burial service was conducted by Bros. Geo. Binnie, W.M., and John Jannett, Chaplain. The pallbearers were, Bros. John Thornton, of Stayner; A. Jary, John Key, Geo. Saunders, John Snider, and Geo. Healy. At this time of writing Mrs. Elsmere is very low and her death is looked for at any moment.

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Mrs John Elsmere

The Orillia Packet, Oct. 15, 1908

Mrs. John Elsmere, whose death occurred about a week later than that of her husband, was born in England about seventy-eight years ago, and after coming to this country resided for awhile in the township of Chinguacousy, County of Peel. She was Miss Hannah Baker. She leaves, besides her own family, a number of nephews. Mr. Baker, a member of the firm of Hamley & Bakey, Barrie, is one of them. During life Mrs. Elsmere, as well as a devoted wife and mother, did untiring service in kind and skilful nursing of the sick in her locality. The funeral took place to St. John’s church, on Wednesday, and like that of her husband, was largely attended. The pallbearers were Mr. Geo. Saunders, Mr. Butler, Mr. John Thornton, jr., Mr. Joseph Kessic, Mr. Baker, and Mr. John Thompson. The Rev. R.L. Weaver conducted the funeral service.

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ADAM CUPPAGE

The Collingwood Enterprise, March 24, 1927

Died: At the House of Refuge, Beeton. Adam CUPPAGE on Friday, March 11, 1927 aged 69 years. Husband of Mary m/s Furness his Father was the late John Cuppage of Orillia. At the time of his death in 1927 Adam had been living at the "House of Refuge" in Beeton for nearly 3 years. Buried at Orillia

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BELLA JANE MILLARD

FUNERAL
Will take place from the residence of Mr. R. Ingram, Mississauga St. West on Friday afternoon, September 4, at 3 O'Clock. Interment in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Orillia

Obituary (Sept. 5, 1914)

There passed away at the home of her cousin, Mrs. James Cooke, Coulson, on September 2, Miss B.J. Millard, of Toronto. Miss Millard, finding her health failing, came to stay with her aunt, Mrs. McIntyre, Coulson, hoping the change would benefit her but she did not improve and passed peacefully away, death being due to heart failure. Miss Millard was a person of sterling qualities, being highly respected by all who knew her. Of very affectionate disposition, she won a host of friends wherever she was known. The funeral took place from the residence of her cousin Mrs. Robert Ingram, Orillia, on September 4, services being conducted by Rev. F. Anderson. The pallbearers were Messrs. Robert Ingram, Edward and Archie McIntyre,William McLean, Archie Fyfe, and William Pearcy. internment took place at St. Andrew's cemetery.

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Justus Rutherford (Ford) Baker

Justus Rutherford (Ford) Baker, of Rugby, a highly respected resident of the Orillia district died on Wednesday, February 16, 1944. He was born at Coulson in 1869, the only son of Joseph Baker and Margaret Rutherford. Of six sisters only one, Mrs. William Buttler (Mary Ellen), Victoria Harbour, survives. Ford Baker was married to Helen Elizabeth Campbell, of Creighton, in 1908. Their children are Melville of Toronto, Hazel (Mrs. T. J. Leigh) of Richmond Hill, Nellie (Mrs. John Langman) of the Township of Orillia, Lillian of Newmarket, Olive (Mrs. Tyson Langman) of Rugby, and Ernest of the R.C.A.F., Halifax. Mr. Baker worked in the lumbering industry in his younger days, and at one time he and his brother-in-law, William Buttler, conducted a saw mill at Marchmont. Later he had a shingle mill at Coulson. For about twenty-five years he operated the farm that had been settled on by his father and grandfather at Coulson. In 1922 he bought the store at Carley where he lived until 1926 when he sold and bought the store at Rugby. Although he retired about five years ago he continued to reside at Rugby until the time of his death, except for brief periods spent at the homes of his children.
The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from the family residence to Orillia cemetery. Mr. Norman Kion of Orillia conducted the service. The pallbearers where six neighbours, Thomas Edgett, Elwood Johnston, Herbert Langman, Roy Ratclffe, Hans Pearson and Keith McLeod.Many beautiful flowers indicated the high esteem in which Mr. Baker was held.

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Rt. Rev. G. A. Rix

Northern Bishop
Born in Barrie

Prince Rupert, B.C., April 2 (CP).
- Rt. Rev. George Alexander Rix, 80, Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Caledonia, died here today following a long illnes.
Born Sept. 3, 1865, at Barrie, Ont. the son of Thomas Rix, he was educated at Barrie and Wycliffe College, Toronto, graduating from the latter in 1893. He was incumbent of Carrington and Beaverton churches from 1893-97; assistant rector at the Church of the Redeemer in Toronto from 1897-98 and dean of Wycliffe College from 1898-1901. From 1902 to 1913 he was rector at Orangeville and from 1913 to 1928, at which time he was appointed Bishop of Caledonia, he was rector at St. Andrews Cathedral in Prince Rupert.
Bishop Rix was one of the first three chaplains appointed to the Canadian militia and was awarded the Victory decoration after the first Great War.
Besides his widow, he is survived by a son and daughter, Alexander Gillespie Rix and Ruth Isobel Rix.

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Flora Campbell

Collingwood Ontario The Saturday News Saturday February 19, 1916 p4 c6

Died CAMPBELL - In Nottawasaga, on Tuesday morning, Feb. 15th Flora Campbell, relict of the late Alexander Campbell, in the 94th year of her age. The funeral took place to East Nottawasaga Cemetery.

Collingwood Ontario The Saturday News Saturday February 26, 1916 p2 c1

Almost a Centenarian

Mrs. Campbell, mother of Angus Campbell, a well-known councellor of Nottawasaga, passed away at her son's residence on Tuesday, Feb. 15th. She had reached her 94th year and was remarkably smart, except for the loss of sight which afflicted her some years ago. Otherwise she took a deep interest in life and was able to be with the family every day. But very suddenly and peacefully the end came, and thus one of the oldest ties is broken which links this generation to the pioneers of Nottawasaga. Her maiden name was Flora Adair, being a native of Islay, Scotland. The funeral was largely attended on Thursday Revs. Badge and McDermid officiated, and interment took place in the churchyard on the fourth line.

The Saturday News Saturday February 26, 1916 p2 c3

CAMPBELL - In Nottawasaga, Tuesday, Feb. 15th 1416 (1916), Flora Campbell, relict of the late Alex. Campbell, in her 94th year.

The Collingwood Ontario Collingwood Enterprise March 2, 1916 p7 c4

The Late Mrs. Alex. Campbell.

There passed away at her son's residence in Nottawasaga, on Feb. 17th, and old lady of unusual interest. Mrs. Alex. Campbell or better known as the widow of Piper Campbell, was a woman to be tested no matter when or where she may have lived. For her splendid Highland physique, her very cheerful disposition, and wonderful kindness of heart drew attention wherever she was. Besides this, she belonged to those historic people-the "five acre settlers," who inhabited Bomore, now better known as Duntroon. Her maiden name was Flora Adair, and came with her parents 82 years ago into the forests of Nottawasaga. Many a time she entertained her children and grand-children, describing the journey on foot, following the blaze. Their first experiences were pretty trying as their shanty was not the familiar one made of log and roofed with bc_i_tos, (not readable) but they found a sheltered ledge in the rocks, which no doubt reminded them of the stone 'sheilings' in the Highland glens, all discomfort's were forgotten. She often told of the five acre lots, that on which her father lived may still be seen, as a few plum trees remain to mark out the old ruins. Even to the last she had no complaints to make of those early hardships, because she always had a piece of real enjoyment to put in contrast with them. We can imagine what it would be like on a New Year's morning, when the piper made his music; skirl down the valley as a signal to forget pioneering for a day and attend to the national festivities. Or when a wedding was to be celebrated, we can see the guests arriving, - not with little parcels of odds and ends as gifts, but with fat geese and ducks to give the bride a real jubilee of several days continuance. she often described the process of getting flour and oatmeal from the grain, and with a protest against our opinions that it would not be first class would say, you give us the wheat or oats and we could soon make it fit for the fire. But space forbids half of the story we would like to write. But she finally took her flight away home, where her former friends had long preceded her. And her body was followed to the Auld Kife yard on the fourth concession by a large crowd of those paid tribute to the last of the oldes pioneers.

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William Robert McLean

This obituary and death notice Orillia Packet Dec 1939 or early Jan 1940

McLean - Suddenly at Jarratt on Sunday, December 17, 1939, William R. McLean, beloved husband of Emma Jane McIntyre. The funeral was held on Tuesday from his residence, under Masonic auspices. Interment Orillia cemetery. William R. McLean.
The sudden passing of Mr. William R. McLean of Jarratt at his home on Sunday came as a distinct shock to his family and to his friends throughout the community and district. He had been in good health and was at his barn doing his daily work when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Failing to return to the house, search revealed that he had fallen down dead.
Mr. McLean was a widely known and much respected citizen and farmer of enterprising ability. He was one of that body who took the initiative in the building of the privately owned Jarratt-Coulson Telephone Company, of which he has been Secretary-Teasurer for a number of years; and only a few years ago had considerable to do with the bringing of the hydro into that community. He had been a member of the Oro Township Council and at one time served as Deputy-Reeve. Mr. McLean was also a keen follower of lacrosse and hockey. He was associated with Willis Presbyterian church and in fraternal societies, was a member of the Orillia Lodge, A.F. & A.M. No. 192.
Mr. McLean was born in Edgar, son of the late John McLean and grew to manhood there. About forty years ago he went to Jarratt to his present farm on the town line. In 1906 he married Emma Jane McIntyre, who survives, with his family of three daughters and one son, Mrs. D. Gordon Rowat, of Stroud; Mrs. Isobel McLean, of Allenwood; Archie McLean of Orillia, and Katherine McLean, at home. He also leaves one brother, Mr. Allan McLean of Edgar. Two other brother, Edward McLean, of Minesing, and James McLean of Edgar predeceased him some time ago.
The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from Willis Presbyterian church, attended by hundreds from near and far. The service was taken by the Rev. Dr. A. L. Howard, of Uptergrove, minister of the church, and interment was made at St. Andrew's cemetery. Pallbearers were Stanley McLean and John Warner, of Orillia; Walter McLean and Clarke McLean, of Toronto; Bert Slessor, Mitchell Square, and William Switzer, of Crown Hill. The funeral was under Masonic auspices.
Floral tributes were beautiful and many. Besides those from personal friends and relatives flowers were also sent from the Orillia Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 192, the Coulson-Jarratt Telephone Company, Willis church Ladies' Aid; Allenwood Young People; Pupils of Gibson School, Allenwood, and the staff of A.C. McIntyre.

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John McLean 1799-1901

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 14, 1901- ONE HUNDRED AND ONE YEARS OF AGE- On Thursday evening of last week, one of the oldest pioneers of Simcoe County, Mr. Jno McLean, of Jarratt's Corners, passed to his eternal rest. Mr. McLean was born in Nerne, Scotland, in the year 1799, hence his age at the time of his death was 101 years. Mr. McLean was never known to sickness and his death is attributed to his advanced age. In 1832 he, with his wife and only son, emigrated to Canada and settled on a farm near Jarratt's Corners where they made for themselves a comfortable home. Three sons and four daughters were born to them here, all of whom, with the exception of one boy are living. Mrs. McLean died some years ago. Mr. McLean was a veteran in the McKenzie Rebellion in 1838, and also had a vivid recollection of the Battle of Waterloo. He was a reformer in politics and in his death the party loses a staunch supporter. In faith he was a Presbyterian, and a devoted member of the church. The children who survive him are: James, located in Medonte; John and Donald who live on the homestead; Mrs. McCallum, of Orillia; Mrs. Gordon, of Cookstown; Mrs. Leatherdale, of Edgar, and Mary the youngest, who is at home. The funeral took place on Monday, the remains being interred in Knox church cemetery, Oro.

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WILLIAM CHARLES BUTTLER

William Charles Buttler, one of Victoria Harbour's oldest residents passed away on Thursday, February 23, 1950 from a heart attack. He had suffered poor health for some time and was in his 88th year. Born in Barrie in April 4, 1863, Mr. Buttler lived in Oro and was married in Orillia in 1887 to Mary Ellen Baker, who survives him. He had lived in Victoria Harbour for over fifty years, being a millwright and carpenter by trade.He was a member of the United Church and had been an active member of Victoria Lodge A.F.& A.M. since 1904. He was Master of the Lodge in 1919 and was a Life Member in 1931. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Nicholas (Georgina), of Midland, four grandchildren - Mrs. J. Lockhart, Jarratt's Corners; William Mount, Waubaushene; Harold and Joan Nicholas, of Midland; also five great grandchildren. Two daughters, Rene and Lillian (Mrs. Clarence Mount), predeceased him some years ago. The funeral which took place from the family residence on Saturday afternoon, was under Masonic auspices with Rev. L. E. Gosselin conducting the service. Pallbearers were Bruce Eplett, Bruce Crooke, Gordon Gervais, Leonard Delahey, Capt. Jos. Stewart, and J. D. McKinnon. Temporary interment was made at Lakeview Cemetery. Friends and relatives from out of town to attend the funeral included Charles Stewart, Donald Bell, Toronto, and Miss. Aileen Arnold, Picton; Mrs. Lillian Irwin, Orillia; Mrs. Currie Bell and Mr. and Mrs. K. Bell, Waubaushene. He is buried in Victoria Harbour Union Cemetery.

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MARY MCLEOD HORNE RUTHERFORD AND JASPER RADDALL

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 14, 1888

But lately we noted the death of Mrs. Cameron near Bass Lake, at a good old age, and now two more of our first settlers have died, almost simultaneously, and it is somewhat remarkable that they settled and long lived upon adjoining farms. Mrs. Rutherford’s first husband, James Horne, left at his death children who are now the parents of large families. After many years of widowhood Mrs. Horne married Mr. Rutherford, another Oro pioneer, whom she has long survived. Her health has been for a considerable time precarious. She was a daughter of the late Donald McLeod, Rugby, and a sister of Mrs. Charles Harvie, South Orillia. Jasper Raddall, whose wife was a Langman, came out in '32, from the south of England, and hewed out a farm to the south of Rugby in Oro, and reared a family. After attaining a condition of much comfort he was suddenly burned out one winter night, and lost much property. Since that period he has lived with his son and daughters, for the last few years, in the town of Orillia. In old age his sight greatly failed, and ultimately departed. His death took place suddenly from apoplexy. He was an intelligent man; of a pleasant, obliging and neighbourly disposition. He leaves four daughters- two being mothers of large families- and one son.

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JAMES THOMSON

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 13, 1908

DEATH OF MR. JAS. THOMSON- A Resident For Over Fifty Years. On Sunday morning, about 3 o’clock, Mr. James Thomson, one of the old residents, whose sterling character has given him a high place in the esteem of the community, passed away at his residence on the old mill road, South Orillia. Though he had been ailing for some time, his death came as a shock to his friends. James Thomson was born at Nethernock, in the parish of Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, sixty-five years ago. In 1857, at the age of fourteen, he came to Canada, and Orillia, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Thomson. The ten years from 1857 to 1867 he spent in South Orillia, attending school, learning milling, and helping his brother to clear the forest from some of the farms that are today smiling homesteads. In 1867 he went to Medonte, to hew out a home for himself, and while there married, in 1869, Margaret, daughter of the late Thomas Dunn, Barrie-road, who survives him. In 1873 he returned to Orillia, and entered the flour and feed business in partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Dunn. In 1887, Messrs. Thomson & Dunn added to their business the flour mill near the Asylum, which had been owned by his brother, Mr. Robert Thomson, who died in that year. In 1891 Mr. James Thomson gave up business, and he has since lived in retirement. Throughout his life Mr. James Thomson enjoyed good health, until last winter he was seized by influenza, and has since been failing, though Death came quite unexpectedly. The funeral, on Tuesday, was large. The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Grant, who came down from Muskoka for the obsequies, and the Rev. D.C. MacGregor. The pallberers were six nephews of the deceased, Messrs. Duncan, William, Donald, Thomas, and David Thomson, and Mr. George Walker. Mr Thomson is survived by his wife, two sons, Prof. David Thomson, B.A. of the State University of Washington, who left last month for Germany to spend a year in postgraduate study, and Thomas Thomson, who is with a surveying party in the Peace River District, and a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Harvie, South Orillia. His surviving brothers are Messrs. Archibald Thomson, Orillia; George Thomson, Medonte, and William Thomson, South Orillia. His sisters, Mrs. Simon Thomson and Mrs. Daniel Walker.

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THOMAS STANTON

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 12, 1907

CAPT. STANTON DEAD- Orillians were much surprised to learn on Friday of the death of Capt. Stanton, of Sparrow Lake. He had been in town only a few days before, going about as usual. But he contracted pneumonia, which carried him off after a very short illness. Captain Stanton was widely known, and was exceedingly popular. A Washago correspondent sends this notice of deceased:- On Friday morning last there passed away one of the oldest inhabitants of Sparrow Lake, Captain Thomas Stanton, who for so many years owned the steamboat conveying tourists from Sparrow Lake to Severn Bridge. Captain Stanton’s illness was very short indeed, and his death a great surprise to the community, which he had so faithfully served for some years, both as Councillor and Reeve. The esteem and respect in which he was held on all sides of the settlement was plainly to be seen by the large number of friends who attended the funeral. Probably there never was so large a cortege of mourners at Sparrow Lake. The church was filled to the doors, and as many more were obliged to remain outside. The casket was decorated with beautiful floral offerings. The funeral procession proceeded from his late residence to St. Luke’s church, Hamlet, where the burial service was conducted by the Rev. F.H.B. Cary. Captain Stanton was a native of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. His frank and genial disposition had won for him the esteem of all with whom he was acquainted, and certainly he will be much missed from our midst.

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 19, 1907- The Late Thomas Stanton, of Sparrow Lake was born at Sheffield, England, on May 18th, 1842. He came to Canada with his father and mother, two sisters and one brother, in 1862, settling on a farm on the shore of Lake Couchiching, near Orillia. In 1870 he was married to Ellen Franklin, who lived in Orillia at that time. After his marriage he settled in Orillia, and found employment on Lakes Couchiching and Simcoe, on the Dean, Cariella, Ida Burton, and tug Simcoe (the last owned by John Thomson, of the Longford Lumber Co.) He served both as captain and engineer, and had papers to fill both positions. In 1875 he moved with his wife and three young children to Sparrow Lake, and cleared a farm out of what was then dense forest. He purchased a small steamboat and built up a comfortable home, where he has lived ever since. In 1892 he was elected a Councillor of Orillia Township, and filled that office for two years. In 1895 he was elected Second Deputy Reeve; in 1896 he was elected First Deputy Reeve, and in 1897 he was elected Reeve. After that year he retired from public life. He left home on Friday, November 29th, in his usual good health, and spent one night in town, returning home on Saturday very ill. On Sunday pneumonia developed, and on Thursday, December 5th, at 11 p.m., he succumbed to the disease. He is survived by his wife and six children- three sons and three daughters. They are Mrs. W.J. Clipsham, of Hawkestone; Albert F. Stanton and Frank Stanton, both married and living at Sparrow Lake; George Thomas, Alice, and Eva, at home. Considering the condition of the roads and weather, the funeral was well attended, there being nearly one hundred vehicles in procession from his late residence to St. Like’s church.

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CATHERINE HAMILTON LOVERING

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 12, 1907

DEATHS- LOVERING- At Coldwater, on December 8th, 1907, Catherine Hamilton, beloved wife of W.D. Lovering, aged 78 years, 6 months.
The Orillia Packet, Dec. 26, 1907- THE LATE MRS. W.D. LOVERING- From The Coldwater Planet. The remains of the late Mrs. W.D. Lovering, one of our most esteemed residents, who passed away on Sunday, the 9th, after an illness of some months, borne with Christian fortitude, were laid at rest in the Coldwater cemetery on December 11th, followed thither by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Before proceeding to the cemetery the remains were taken to the Methodist church, of which the deceased was a consistent and faithful member, where an impressive funeral service was held, conducted by the Rev. H.A. Brown. The late Mrs. Lovering was born at Montreal in 1829, her parents having emigrated from Scotland some time previous. Her father, the late Mr. Hamilton, was a sergeant in the British army, and was at the Battle of Waterloo. He received from the government a grant of land on the Penetanguishene Road, near Hillsdale, to which he moved with his family, of whom the deceased was the eldest. Mr. and Mrs. Lovering were married at Penetanguishene in 1850, by the Rev. Mr. Allen. Mr. Lovering followed lumbering for some years, and afterwards purchased a farm at North River, about six miles from Coldwater, where he resided for thirty-five years. About eleven years ago they retired from the farm and moved to Coldwater, where they built a comfortable home in which to spend the rest of their days. They celebrated their golden wedding seven years ago. Ten children were born to them, three daughters and seven sons, all of whom are living with the exception of two daughters, Mrs. J.W. Templeman and Mrs. G.E. Wilson. The remains were carried to the grave by six sons, the seventh being in California and unable to get here. The deceased was a kind mother, a devoted and loving wife and a genuine Christian. She was highly esteemed by all with whom she came in contact, and her demise is deeply regretted. Although in her 79th year, until a few months ago she was able to attend to her household duties. Her husband and family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

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DUNCAN GILCHRIST

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 6, 1908

MEMBER OF A WELL KNOWN ORO FAMILY- DIES SUDDENLY IN CALIFORNIA- The Barrie Examiner says: Duncan Gillchrist, brother of Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Milne, Clapperton street, and Alex. D. Gilchrist, of Gilchrist, died suddenly in California on January 21st. After tea he lay down on the lounge complaining of pains in the chest. His wife went out of the room for a minute, and on returning found him dead. Death was due to rheumatism of the heart. He was a man of strong constitution, and always enjoyed the best of health, so his removal was a great shock to his relatives. A widow and three sons survive him. Deceased was born on April 20th, 1839, in Islay, Scotland, but as a youth went to the United States, where most of his life was spent. He was a very capable machinist, and for many years was master mechanic, or overseer of the mechanical department, of a big mining company in Minneville, N.Y. In 1906 he gave up his position and went to spend the rest of his days in Orange, California, paying an extended visit to relatives in Barrie and Oro before going West. Mr. Gilchrist was a man of sterling worth and kindly disposition, and the news of his death will be received with much regret by many in this section.

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ELIZABETH BEARD THOMPSON

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 13, 1908

DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAM THOMPSON- The grim reaper has taken another of the early pioneers, in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, relict of the late William Thompson, who died on Thursday, February 6th, at the ripe age of eighty-six. Deceased was the second daughter of the late James Beard, of Jarratt, was born in Essex, England, in 1821, and came to this country with her parents in 1832. In 1845 she was married to William Thompson, of the tenth concession of Oro. Their family consisted of three sons and five daughters. Michael, on the homestead; John, of North Battleford, in Saskatchewan; William, of Minneapolis, (deceased); Mrs. Abbott, Coldwater; Mrs. Farrer, of Medford, Oregon; Mrs. Christopher Steer, Waubaushene; Mrs. Jas. Steer, Vasey, and Mrs. Chas. Leatherdale, Carlyon. Her husband predeceased her thirty-three years. Of her father’s family she is survived by but one brother, Mr. J.W. Beard, of Jarratt, who is in his eighty-eighth year. Mrs. Thompson was a splendid type of the early pioneers, a good provider for her own home, and always willing to lend a helping hand to a neighbour in trouble. She was a consistent member of Willis Presbyterian church, and when able was a regular attendant. During the last few years she has been confined to the house by failing health and blindness, which came on about two years ago, but she patiently bore her trials with Christian fortitude, until on Thursday her lamp went out at the close of a well spent life. Owing to the state of the roads, it was impossible to hold the funeral till Monday, the 10th, when a large number of friends gathered to pay the last token of respect to the departed. The Rev. A. McD. Haig conducted service at the house, and spoke fittingly of the priviledge of so living that life would be a pleasure and satisfaction, and at the same time there would be joy and triumph in death. Interment took place at Knox cemetery. The pallbearers were Ernest Thompson, Robt McKerroll, Albert Beard, Arthur Beard, Chas. Cooke, and Matthew Baird. While Mrs. Thompson, who has lived here three- quarters of a century, will be greatly missed, still her friends sorrow not as thse without hope, for they have the comforting thought that she could truthfully say, in the words of the text used at the funeral service:”For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.

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HARRY JACKSON

The Orillia Packet, March 19, 1908

SHOCKING DEATH OF MR. J.H. JACKSON- Late Of Huntsville, And Formerly of Orillia. The town was greatly shocked on Friday morning to learn of the death by accident of Mr. Harry Jackson, of Huntsville, who left Orillia over six years ago to enter into business on his own account in that town, and had just built up a most prosperous and satisfactory trade. The particulars, as learned later, were about as follows. Mr. Jackson’s house was of two storeys with a cottage roof, having a flat space of considerable extent on the top. In front of the house was a porch, on the roof of which was a considerable quantity of ice. This Mr. Jackson wished to cut away as there was danger of it falling on the heads of the children or others as it began to thaw under the sun’s influence. The depth of snow in the back yard made it easy to walk up to the woodshed, over the roof of the kitchen, and straight up to the top of the house. About half past five on Friday evening Mr. Jackson went up with an axe to cut away the ice spoken of, taking with him two of his little girls, who were quite safe on the ample level space at the top of the roof. Fastening a ladder to one of the chimneys, Mr. Jackson climbed down the front of the roof and began work with his axe. A little while later, however, the fastening of the ladder gave way. Feeling his footing begin to give Mr. Jackson threw the axe from him and jumped, to clear the roof of the porch beneath him, and would in all probability have come down at least in comparative safety, had it not been for the electric light wires, which caught his feet and turned him over so that he lighted on his head, with such force that he never regained consciousness, but died before eight o’clock. Mr. Jackson was for nine years in Orillia, in the employ of Mr. G.T. Madden, and was most highly esteemed by his employer and by all with whom he came in contact. Ten years ago next June he married Miss Annie Millard, youngest daughter of Mr. James Millard, and six years ago last October he left Orillia for Huntsville. Mrs. Jackson is left with three little daughters. She and they will have the heartfelt sympathy of hosts of friends in Orillia, and of many readers of the Packet elsewhere, in their sore trial. Mr. G.T. Madden went up to Huntsville as soon as he was notified of the accident, and on his return aided the officials of Geneva Lodge of Oddfellows in making preparations for the funeral, which was held here on Sunday afternoon. The Oddfellows at Huntsville turned out in large numbers to accompany the body to the train and here there a large cortege of members of that order and other friends. The Oddfellows’ service at the grave was read by Mr. D.L. McIntyre, Noble Grand of Geneva Lodge. The officiating clergyman at Huntsville was the Rev. C.W. Watch, and at Orillia the Rev. J.J. Ferguson. Among those who went to Huntsville to attend the funeral were Mr. G.T. Madden, Mr. C.G. Millard, of Coldwater, and Mrs. J.H. Sparling, of Toronto.

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MARGARET HUSSEY STAUNTON

The Orillia PAcket, April 9, 1908

Mrs. T.W. Wood returned from Peterborough on Tuesday, where she had been attending her mother, Mrs. W.A. Staunton, in her last illness. Mrs. Staunton has been in poor health ever since October. She passed away on Thursday, and was buried on Saturday in Little Lake cemetery at Peterborough, five sons and her son-in-law, Mr. T.W. Wood, of Orillia, acted as pallbearers, and the Rev. J.C. Davidson, of St. John’s church, conducting the service. Deceased was born in Ops, near Lindsay, her maiden name being Margaret Hussey. She came with her husband from Beaverton to Orillia in 1882, and they left here for Peterborough nineteen years ago. She was an active church worker, both in St. James’s here and in St. John’s parish, Peterborough, and the Women’s Auxitiary of the latter parish attended her funeral in a body. She is survived by her husband, six sons and four daughters. The sons are Thomas, of Orillia; William, of Port Arthur; Wilfrid, of Santa Barbara, California; Clarence, of St. Paul, Minnesota; Ernest and Harvey, of Peterborough. The daughters are Mrs. T.W. Wood, Orillia, and Margaret, Sadie, and Maud, of Peterborough. All were present at the funeral except Mr. Wilfrid Staunton, who did not receive the telegram in time to reach home.
DITTO, DEATHS - STAUNTON - At Peterborough, on Thursday, April 2nd 1908, Margaret Hussey, beloved wife of W.A. Staunton, and mother of Mrs. T.W. Wood, Orillia, aged 63.

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GARDNER FARWELL

The Orillia Packet, May 7, 1908

SUDDEN DEATH AT OSWEGO- Of Mr. Gardner Farwell. On Saturday night Dr. and Mrs. McLean received a wire from Oswego, with the sad news of the death of their son-in-law, Mr. Gardner Farwell. Mr. Farwell’s death was very sudden and unlooked for. He had been at his office in the morning, as usual, and returning at noon he ate his luncheon, going afterwards, as he very often did, to lie down for a while. Some time later Mrs. Farwell went to his room, and was shocked to find her husband dead. The family physician gave it as his opinion that the cause of death was heart weakness. It was evident from the position of the body and the expression of the features that Mr. Farwell had passed away quietly, without struggle or pain. Deceased was about thirty five years of age, and was a resident of Orillia for six or seven years, where he took a share in the management of the business of his father, Mr. J.B. Farwell. Seven years ago he married Miss Mina McLean, daughter of Dr. McLean, and three years ago they moved to Oswego, upon the death of Mr. Farwell’s mother. Mrs. Farwell is left with one little daughter, about thirteen months old. She will have the heartfeld sympathy of many friends here, as also will Mr. J.B. Farwell, who is widely known in this district. The funeral was held yesterday. Mr. Farwell, while here, was connected with the Masonic lodge, and that body sent a handsome floral wreath, in token of their sorrow and sympathy. At Christmas time, Mr. and Mrs. Farwell spent about a month with their friends here. At that time, and since, Mr. Farwell was enjoying his usual health, and the news of his sudden taking off was a great shock to Dr. McLean’s family.

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JANE M. GOSS GARBUTT

The Orillia Packet, May 14, 1908

Friends in Orillia and Medonte will learn with deep regret of the death of Mrs. John H. Garbutt, of Ninette, Manitoba, formerly Miss Janie Goss. The body was interred at Brandon on the 5th instant. Mrs. Garbutt had been ill for some time, and her death was not unexpected. Her mother, Mrs. Charles Goss, of Orillia, was with her when she died, having reached Ninette about twenty eight hours before the end came. The bereaved husband is left with four little children. He and other relatives, particularly those who were with her when she died and through her illness, have the consolation of knowing that Mrs. Garbutt died happy in the hope of a glorious resurrection.

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WILLIAM JAMES HORSLEY WOOD

The Orillia Packet, May 14, 1908

Mr. Wm. Wood of Ardtrea, one of the pioneers, who came here with his father, the late Captain Wood, in 1831, died last Monday.
The Orillia Packet, May 21, 1908- ARDTREA- The death of Mr. William James Horsley Wood last Monday removed the oldest resident of this vicinity. Had he lived a few weeks longer he would have seen his eighty-sixth birthday. The interment took place in the Methodist cemetery here, the Rev. Canon Greene officiating. He read the service at the house, afterwards giving a beautifully simple and touching address on 1 Corrinthians 15: 58, reminding the living of their duty and privilege as children of God, all of them brethren, to live in love and sympathy with each other, always engaged in helpful service. Sympathy is extended to the widow and faithful helpmate of deceased in her loneliness and sorrow. Mrs. Nuttall and Mrs. Craig, daughters, came up on Thursday, from Toronto, and stayed till after the funeral.

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EMMA GILL

The Orillia Packet, June 18, 1908

COLDWATER- The Planet says: This week we are called upon to chronicle the death of one who will be missed in Coldwater, Miss Emma Gill, daughter of Mrs. Lucinda Gill, who passed away on Sunday, after about four weeks’ illness. The deceased during her life was a useful and devoted worker in the Presbyterian church, and was never tired of doing her Master’s work. In the Sabbath school she was an active worker, and her place will be hard to fill. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. Service was held in the Presbyterian church, the Rev. A.J. Fowlie officiating, after which the remains were interred in the Coldwater cemetery. All places of business were closed from 1:30 until after the funeral. The flowers from the Ladies’ Aid Society, Sunday school class, and the Sabbath school as a whole, and from other friends, were very nice. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. It can be truly said of the deceased that the Master called her up higher, where she will receive the blessing, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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MISS ELIZA HUNTER

The Orillia Packet, June 25, 1908

Miss Eliza Hunter’s death yesterday morning, was a happy release after an extended period of weakness and suffering. She will long be remembered by many friends for her sweet and patient disposition, and her consistent Christian character. The funeral will move from Mrs. Baker’s residence, Barrie Road, tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at 3 o’clock. Service at 2:30.
DITTO - DEATHS - HUNTER - At Orillia, on Wednesday, June 24th, 1908, Eliza Hunter, daughter of the late George Hunter. Funeral from the residence of Mrs. Baker, Barrie Road, on Friday afternoon, at 3 o’clock. Service at the house at 2:30. The Orillia Packet, July 2, 1908- The funeral of Miss Eliza Hunter took place on Friday afternoon. The Rev. Dr. Gray conducted the services, in which he was assisted by the Rev. Robert Knowles and the Rev. Mr. Paulin. The venerable Pastor Emeritus spoke with deep feeling of the Christian character of his deceased friend, who was the first from the Orillia Presbyterian Sunday school to seek admission to the Church, and that when she was so young that the Session had some hesitation in admitting her. During the more than fifty years between her thus publically testifying her love for the Saviour and her death, Miss Hunter had been an almost constant sufferer, yet her faith never wavered, her joy never waned, and her love never grew cold. Most affectionately did the aged pastor and friend urge those present to so live that when their course was run they could face Death with like confidence, and the grief of ther friends would be tempered by the happiness of knowig that they had entered into the joy of their Lord. The Rev. Dr. Grant was prevented by illness from attending. The bearers were Messrs. T. Haywood, A.B. Perry, H.T. Blackstone, J.D. Fortier, Thos. Dunlop, and G.H. Hale.

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CHRISTOPHER HENRY MADDEN

The Orillia Packet, July 9, 1908

The death on Friday of Mr. C.H. Madden was sudden and somewhat unexpected, although he had reached the advanced age of nearly eighty and had been ailing for about three weeks. For two or three days before his death he had been feeling much better, and was quite bright and cheerful. On Thursday he had been downstairs for some time, sitting chatting on the verandah. On Friday he was up and dressed, and, at Mrs. Madden’s suggestion, had lain down again for a short time while waiting for his son, Mr. G.T. Madden, to finish his dinner and come up to help him down the stairway. When the latter did go, a little later, he found that Death had been before him, and his father had peacefully passed away. Mr. C.H. Madden was born near Dublin, Ireland, and came to Canada when fourteen years of age, settling for some years at Montreal. There, before coming farther west, he married Miss Mary Ann Tite, and the young couple after a short stay at Toronto, came on to Barrie, where Mr. Madden was for some years in business. In 1861, when the Muskoka District first began to attract attention, he caught the “free grant” fever, and moved to Sparrow Lake, where he settled on the farm at present owned and occupied by Mr. Herbert Doolittle. This he left in 1871 to come to Orillia, where he had resided for the intervening thirty-seven years. Mrs. Madden died fourteen years ago, and for a number of years past Mr. Madden had lived with his son, Mr. G.T. Madden. Nearly fifteen years ago, his eyesight entirely failed, but under this trying affliction he maintained a cheerful disposition, and, with a clear intellect and a well stored mind, appeared to enjoy life and to take an active interest in public affairs. Four sons and two daughters survive Mr. Madden. They are Robert, a missionary at Rangoon, Burma; George T., of Orillia; Henry, of New York city; William, an officer on the battleship Illinois, of the United States navy; Mrs. R. Watson and Mrs. Edward Kines, both of Washington, D.C. The funeral on Sunday afternoon was attended by a large number of friends, including a big representation of members of the Masonic order, the burial being conducted under the direction of the Orillia lodge, to which Mr. Madden had belonged. In the absence of the Rev. J.J. Ferguson, the Rev. Robert Knowles was the officiating clergyman, at the house and by the graveside. The Masonic ritual was led by Mr. Gordon Grant. The pallbearers were Messrs. W.H. Tudhope, R.H. Montgomery, E. Long, R.J. Sanderson, R.A. Robinson and Robt Calverley.

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DONALD GILCHRIST

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 20, 1908

DEATH OF AN AGED HIGHLANDER- In His Ninety-Fourth Year- The Beaverton Express says:- On Thursday, in his home at Islay, there passed away a pioneer of the township of Fenelon, in the person of Donald Gilchrist. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 94th year, had resided on the farm near Islay since 1841, coming there from Islay, Scotland. In spite of his great age, and the fact that he had been almost totally blind and deaf for a number of years, Mr. Gilchrist's mind remained clear to the last. Always a great reader, when sight and hearing both failed he was thrown upon memory for mental occupation. For many years he had been in the habit of repeating from memory many favourite chapters from the Bible, as well as the whole of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, all in both Gaelic and English. Early in July he was seized with a cold, which in the extremely hot weather proved too much for the aged constitution, and after three weeks illness he passed painlessly and peacefully away. As a resident of such long standing, as a pioneer of the days of logging and chopping bees, the days when men and women walked or drove oxen ten miles or more to go to church, Mr. Gilchrist was widely known and universally esteemed, as was testified by the large turnout of friends and neighbours to attend the funeral.

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ELLEN MARY GILL RAMSAY

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 3, 1908

The long illness of Mrs. Wm. Ramsay ended in her death on Saturday. She had been ailing for three years, and had not been out of the house since last April. Ellen Mary Gill was a daughter of Joseph Gill, who died at Lovering a few years ago. She was born in Orillia in 1849, and had lived practically her whole life in this town, her only long absence being the two years she and her husband spent in California, in 1897 and 1898. She was married to Mr. Ramsay in 1870. One son- William, of San Francisco- and one daughter- Mrs. R.W. Pouat, of Evanston, Illinois- survive her, together with five brothers and eight sisters- E.A. Gill, of Porterville, California; William and Jacob Gill, of Lovering; D.C. Gill, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; J.S. Gill, of Sedro Wooley, Washington; Mrs. John Gray, Coldwater; Mrs. C. Spence, Lovering; Mrs. Morris Breech, Waubaushene; Mrs. D. Laughlin, Midland; Mrs. John Emes, Winnipeg; Mrs. Wm. Briggs and Mrs. W.R. Harvie, Orillia. Mrs. Ramsay had a wide circle of friends. Particular sympathy is felt for the bereaved husband, who is in very poor health.
DITTO - DEATHS - RAMSAY - At Orillia, on Friday, November 27th, 1908 Ellen Mary Gill, beloved wife of Mr. William Ramsay, aged 60.

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GEORGE FERRIS NELSON

The Orillia Packet, December 24, 1908

MR. GEORGE FERRIS NELSON - Second Son Of Mr. J.S. Nelson, Bass Lake. The circumstances attending the death of Mr. George Ferris Nelson, Bass Lake, are very sad indeed. Mr. Nelson was in town on Saturday, apparently in the best of health. On Monday he felt somewhat poorly, and on Tuesday he was so unwell that a doctor was sent for. He diagnosed the trouble as appendicitis, and on Tuesday night had the patient removed to the Orillia Hospital, where an operation was performed next day by Dr. Gilchrist and Dr. Rollins. The incision revealed a much worse case than the symptoms at first led the medical men to suspect, and the day following the patient died. The deceased was a fine upright, industrious young man, much esteemed wherever he was known. He had the farm of his uncle, Mr. Frank Nelson, under lease, and worked it while the latter was in the Northwest. For next season he had arranged to take his father’s place, the latter to retire from farming. The sincerest sympathy is felt for the family in their trial. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson have three sons left. The eldest, Reginald, who was for some years clerk with Messrs. Gilpin Bros., is living at Wetaskawin, and would have been down to the funeral, had it not been for a mistake in the telegram sent to him conveying a wrong impression. Interment was made at Marchmont on Friday, service being conducted in the Baptist church there by the Rev. James Brown. There was a large gathering of friends and neighbours. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Alexander and Arthur Clark, Noah and Andrew Payne, Wilfrid Goss, and Earl Quick.
DITTO - DEATHS - NELSON - At the Hospital, Orillia, on December 17th, 1908, George Ferris Nelson, second son of J.S. Nelson, Price’s Corner, aged 24 years, 4 months.

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GEORGE STRATHEARN

The Orillia Packet, December 31, 1908

DIED ON HIS NINETY-EIGHTH BIRTHDAY- ANOTHER OF MARA'S EARLY SETTLERS GONE. Mr George Strathearn, one of the oldest residents, if not the very oldest, in the Township of Mara, passed away at his residence on the Monck Road, on Saturday last. Death was due simply to the running out of the sands. He had been confined to his bed for only three weeks. Deceased was born at Newtyle, Perthshire, Scotland, on December 26th, 1810. He came to Canada in 1845, and hewed out a home for his mother and two sisters, who came out some years later. Mr. Strathearn was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a reformer in politics.

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GEORGE BROCKETT TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet, 22 Jan 1892

By the death of George Tudhope we lose not only an old settler, a pioneer, but one of the most prominent and respected men in Oro. In the early days of settlement, when in his prime, he, along with his father and mother, well up in years, sisters and brothers, left Scotland for the wilderness of the then far north of Upper Canada. George having taken possession of a farm between Rugby and Jarratt’s married Miss Rutherford, daughter of another well-known pioneer, and engaged in subduing the forest while his family increased around him. His wife died a few years ago, but he is survived by seven sons, six of whom are heads of families, and three daughters, two of whom are married. The youngest son and daughter remained at home to care for their parent. His two sisters married the Messrs. Ingram, on Penetanguishene Road, and his youngest brother is the well-known proprietor of carriage works in Orillia. Some children predeceased him. Mr. Tudhope was a good and obliging neighbor, dignified yet kind, and his education and intelligence peculiarly qualified him for being Clerk of the Municipal Council, and office which he may be said to have held for a lifetime. He was also Secretary and virtual manager of the Agricultural Society from its inception, when it really needed a competent man with strong common sense, retaining the position for many years, indeed until the Society was able to go on without him. He was a strong man, but time will tell, and when he began to feel his years he renounced agriculture and took up his residence in the village of Rugby. Having been particularly crippled by an accident, of late years he has been assisted at the Council Board by his son Henry. Only last week we saw him in our streets looking as well as usual and chatting with old friends, but a chill induced chest trouble, which resulted in paralysis of the lungs, and brought his long life to a sudden termination. The funeral, though the terminus was distant, and the weather severe, as might be expected was very large, although was interred at the same time and place. (sic) A another very old resident, Mrs. Duncan Reid, steady, consistent Presbyterian, he was prominent in church affairs as in other matters. A curious circumstance may be related; Some months age, when attending the funeral of the Cottom young men who were killed by an accident, Mr. Tudope struck his staff in the ground, with the words,” and here they must bury me!” Now the wish is.
DITTO - DEATHS - TUDHOPE - At Rugby, Oro, on Tuesday, January 19th, 1892, George Tudhope, aged 79 years.
TOP, Jan 29, 1892 - ORO - The last word of the notice of the late George Tudhope dropped out of the forme last week, and rendered the following incomplete: A curious circumstance may be related: Some months ago, when attending the funeral of the Cotton young men who were killed by an accident, Mr. Tudhope struck his staff in the ground, with the words,” and here they must bury me!” Now the wish is fulfilled.

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MARY REID TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 18, 1891

The decease of Mrs. William Tudhope, sr., leaves a void, and the more so that she may be said to have died in her prime. Mary Reid, daughter of a Medonte farmer, was a person of a most cheerful and pleasant disposition, a good wife and mother, whose children fill respectable and responsible positions in this district. Her eldest son, James B. Tudhope, is Reeve of this town, and Mrs. E.F. Cooke is her only daughter. She was for some years affected with heart trouble, which, with later complications, carried her off.
DITTO - DEATHS - TUDHOPE - At Orillia, on Friday, December 11th, 1891, Mary Reid, beloved wife of W. Tudhope, sr., in her 54th year.

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GEORGE ORR

The Orillia Packet, Nov. 20, 1891

BARRIE - The Gazette says:- Mr. Orr was the eldest son of James Orr, a farmer living in the County of Londonderry, Ireland. He was born March 11th, 1813, and was married on December 8th, 1842, and started for Canada, April 25th, 1844, on board the Sea Nymph, a sailing vessel, and after six weeks and three days sailing arrived at Quebec. From Quebec he went to Toronto and after a residence of four years in that city arrived in Barrie, January, 1849, where he remained till his death, on the 12th instant. In his younger days the deceased was an industrious man and worked the greater part of his life at carpentry. His wife was a hard working and industrious woman and a good mother. Six sons and three daughters were the result of the union, who with their mother survive him. Five sons, Robert J., William, George, Archibald and Alexander, reside in Toronto, and Charles in Winnipeg, all of whom are prosperous. Mrs. Hunter, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. McAnsh, Toronto, and Mary Orr, Detroit, are the daughters.
DITTO - DEATHS - ORR - In Barrie, on Thursday, November 12th, 1891, Mr. George Orr, aged 78 years.

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JAMES BATHGATE

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 18, 1891

Toronto Empire - James Bathgate died at Beaverton on the 30th ultimo, aged 85 years. Deceased was born in Scotland at Haddington, where he spent the years of his youth and early manhood. On leaving his native town, he was for eight years steward for David Handyside, Crosshall farm, Berwickshire, and while in this position he married Margaret Chimside. He came to Canada in 1837, arriving at York Mills on the 10th of August of that year. After having worked for his brother-in-law the late Andrew McGlashan, for seven years, he settled at Georgina on lot 24, concession 7, on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. He held the office of assessor, was several times elected councillor, and was a justice of the peace for the County of York. He leaves one son and five daughters.

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BENJAMIN HEWITT GILL

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 13, 1913

DEATH OF B.H. GILL - A Lifelong Resident of Orillia - The passing of Benjamin Hewitt Gill, on Monday evening, severs another link between the early pioneer days and the present. He was a son of the late Jacob Gill, who in the early “thirties” of last century came to Canada from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at the request of the Indian Department, to build lumber and grist mills at different points in this part of the Province, for the convenience of the Indians and settlers. Part of Mr. B.H. Gill’s early days were spent at Lewiston, N.Y., with an uncle, Mr. Charles Hewitt. Upon his return to Orillia he engaged in the business of millwright, which all the sons had been well taught by their father. Later on he established a pump factory in Elgin-street, which he conducted successfully for many years. He planned and build several of the largest sawmills in Northern Ontario. In this particular business his services were in great demand. During the last ten years Mr. Gill has been connected with his son-in-law, Mr. Crawford Goffatt, in the fur business. He will be greatly missed by the many friends he has made in Orillia and elsewhere, who esteemed him for his sterling character and kindly disposition- which latter was especially marked by those who came in contact with him during his illness. His physician truly said: “ He was one of nature’s own gentlemen.” The deceased leaves to mourn him a widow, two sons, Hugh of Sparrow Lake and Halle of Chicago, and three daughters- Mrs. John Underdown of Philadelphia, Mrs. Charles Freyer of Bracebridge, and Mrs. Crawford Goffatt of Orillia. Two brothers also survive him- Charles of Orillia and Frank of Erie, and two sisters- Mrs. Catherine Millard of Orillia and Mrs. Rachel Buchanan of Coldwater. The funeral, yesterday, was conducted by the Rev. H.D. Raymond, M.A., assisted by the Rev. J.R.S. Boyd. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Andrew Harvie, James Gill, J.O. Coates, Robert Dunn, John Gill and R.A. Robinson. Among those from a distance were: his son Hugh from Sparrow Lake; Mr. T.M. Robinson of Gravenhurst, brother-in-law; Mr. Charles Freyer of Bracebridge, son-in-law, and his son Austin; Mr. James Gill, Reeve of Victoria Harbour, nephew; Mr. Jacob Gill of Victoria Harbour, nephew; and Mr. J.S. Gill of Sudbury, nephew. The other son Halle could not reach here in time, and Mrs. Underdown, of Philadelphia was not in health that she could come.
DITTO - DEATHS - GILL - Entered into rest, on Monday, February 10th, 1913, Benjamin H. Gill, aged 73 years, 8 months.
DITTO - The death of Mr. B.H. Gill will occasion very general sorrow, particularly among the older members of the community. Few, if any, now living here can recall an Orillia without Mr. Gill, as he was born here and lived here throughout his long life. Quiet, attentive to his own business, kindly, and courteous, he made many friends, who will heartily and sincerely sympathise with Mrs. Gill and her sons and daughters in their sorrow.

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GEORGE MOON

The Orillia Packet, Feb 20, 1913

FOREST HOME - The death of one of the early pioneers of this vicinity occurred here on Tuesday, February 4th, when Mr. George Moon passed away, after a short illness. He was born on the St. Lawrence river, on August 13, 1832, when his parents were on their way from Cornwall, England, to the township of Medonte. In the early "sixties" Mr. Moon, with two of his brothers, settled in South Orillia, where he made a home for himself. On March 15, 1865, he married Elizabeth Walker, who predeceased him some years ago. The late Mr. Moon was the last of a family of eight sons and one daughter. Of his five children three remain to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father. Edmund and Miss Carrie, on the homestead, and Mrs. Frank Goss of Fairvalley, Medonte. The funeral took place on February 6th, from his late residence to St. James's church and cemetery. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Joseph Moon, George Walker, Joshua Cole, Wm. Fell, Robert and D. P. Thompson. Owing to the heavy snowstorms many friends and neighbors were unable to attend. The service was conducted by the Rev. J.R.S. Boyd.

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JULIA CERDILIA LEIGH

The Orillia Packet, Feb 27, 1913

HAWKESTONE - JULIA CERDILIA LEIGH - beloved wife of Henry Shaw, who departed this life on January 16th,at the age of 75 years 9 months, was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Leigh, who immigrated from Devonshire, England, with nine young children; John, Charlotte, Leonard, Louisa, Anna, Robert, Harriet, Henry, and Nathaniel. They came to Hawkestone in 1831, after tossing about on the ocean for about nine weeks, and settled in the vicinity now known as Leigh’s Corners. Here they hewed out a home in the forest, where they spent the rest of their days. Their youngest daughter, the late Mrs. Henry Shaw, was born in 1837, was married in 1858, and was blessed with six children. Three of them are deceased: J.W. Shaw of Hawkestone, Mrs. Frank Durnford of Coldwater, and Fanny, who died when a child. Mrs. Shaw is survived by her husband and three sons: R.H. Shaw of Stockton, Illinois, L.F. and G.N. Shaw of Hawkestone, who have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends. Mrs. Shaw was a life-long member of the congregation of St. Mark’s church, East Oro.

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WILLIAM H. ORR

The Orillia Packet, March 20, 1913

DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM ORR - One Of Eady's Life Long Residents. To those of us who remember that hardy and much liked pioneer of Medonte, the late Guy Orr, it is sad to know that the last of his three sons is dead. Mr. Wm. Orr died on the farm, near Eady, on Saturday last, and was buried on Tuesday, friends from far and near attending to pay the last tribute of respect to his remains. He was the second son of the family, and died on the farm on which he was born in 1849- sixty-four years ago. Mr. Orr's illness had been of about four years duration, and was a form of pernicious enemia, of which both of his brothers had died. He leaves a widow and the large family of thirteen children. Four sisters also survive, and are widely scattered. They are: Mrs. Malcolm Buchanan, Moonstone; Mrs. Joseph Smith, Uhthoff; Mrs. Charles Hooey, Winnipeg; and Mrs. Frank Ryan, Minnesota. Mr. Orr, like his father before him, was a lifelong and enthusiastic member of the Orange Order, and a devoted and consistent Conservative. He will be much missed, and will long be remembered by all who enjoyed his acquaintance.
DITTO - DEATHS - ORR - At Eady, on Saturday, March 15th, 1913, William H. Orr, second and last surviving son of the late Guy Orr.

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EUPHEMIA MCKERROLL

The Orillia Packet, March 20, 1913

DEATHS - MCKERROLL - At Jarratt, on Saturday, March 15th, 1913, Effie, daughter of Alexander McKerroll, aged 17 years, 9 months.
The Orillia Packet, March 27, 1913 - JARRATT - It is my sad duty to chronicle the death of one of our most esteemed young ladies, in the person of Miss Effie McKerroll, who died on Saturday morning, the 15th. The deceased was a promising young lady. She had been ill only about one week. She was a member of the Young People’s Presbyterian Guild, and of the Young Ladies Bible Class. There is left to mourn her demise a broken hearted father and mother, one sister, Mrs. Keppel Cunningham of Orillia, and five brothers- Robert J. of Tako, Saskatchewan, Archibald, William, John and Melville, at home. There were many floral tributes, among the most beautiful of which was a wreath from her companions in the young people’s Presbyterian Guild, a cresent from the members of the Bible Class, and a pillow from her brothers, with her name in gold letters and attached to a rich silk ribbon. The funeral services, conducted at the home by her pastor, the Rev. A. McVicar, were touching and pathetic throughout. The funeral to Knox cemetery on Tuesday was largely attended. The pallbearers chosen from among her school companions, were Daniel McCollum, Geo. Brown, W.A. McLean, Bert Cook, James Switzer, and Geo. Bloomfield. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community. The public school was closed for the afternoon of the funeral, to enable all to pay their last tribute of love to one who had so lately been a companion.

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WILLIAM J. OVEREND

The Orillia Packet, May 15, 1913

SUDDEN DEATH AT PETERBOROUGH Of Mr. W.J. Overend, an Old Time Orillian. The Peterborough Daily Review of Friday had the following:- The call of death was answered by another well known Peterborough man yesterday, in the person of Mr. Wm. J. Overend. His demise came very suddenly and unexpectedly, which only adds to the sorrow of those left behind. The late Mr. Overend was gathering up a little sand in front of one of his new houses when he was stricken with heart failure and passed away before medical aid could be obtained. The deceased gentleman was born near Orillia some 63 years ago, but came to Peterborough when a young man. He was a prominent business man in this city for a number of years, retiring only eight years ago and has lived since at his late residence, 175 Lock street. Mr. Overend was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and also the Catholic Mutual Association. He leaves to mourn his death his sons Kenneth V., M.D. of Drayton, N.D.; Arthur, of Toronto, and Harry of Hamilton, and his daughters Mae, in New York; Clara and Marion, at home; Mrs. J. Picard, junior, Peterborough, and Mrs. V.S. Price of Clinton, Massachusetts. The Review of Monday said:- The funeral of the late W.J. Overend took place this morning from his late residence, 175 Lock street. The large number of friends and acquaintances who took the last opportunity of paying their respect to the deceased gentleman, only serve to show more fully the high esteem in which he was held. The Rev. Father McCauley sang the Requiem at Sacred Heart church, and the Rev. Dr. O’Brien officiated at St. Peter’s cemetery. The pallbearers were six brothers, Harry and Thomas, of Toronto; James, of London; John of Havelock; Charles, of Buffalo, and George, of Orillia. On Sunday, the Rev. Dr. O’Brien, pastor of the church of the Sacred Heart, spoke touchingly about his late parishoner. He said that it was just a year ago that he completed his secular business, but this was not his only preparation. He paid great attention to his spiritual affairs. He did not run through it, but did it with the greatest attention and carefulness.

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WILLIAM CRAWFORD

The Orillia Packet, May 22, 1913

EAST ORO - A very old resident passed away recently, in the person of William Crawford, who died at the age of 93, at the residence of his son Robert. He was born in County Suffolk, England, in 1819, and came to this country at the age of fourteen with his parents, in the year 1833. They settled on the place now owned and occupied by his brother George. He took up land nearby- the farm on which he died- and had practically resided there all his life time. He married Sarah Whitney, and had a family of eight sons- five of whom survive him:- George, Nathaniel, Charles, Henry, and Robert. He was a man of sound, robust constitution, never requiring the aid of a doctor. He died after three days illness, and was buried in the graveyard of St. Mark's church, of which he was always a strong adherent.

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ELLEN B. DURNFORD

The Orillia Packet, May 29, 1891

COLDWATER - The Rev. A. Bedford writes to the Christian Guardian: - Ellen B. Durnford was born in the village of Coldwater, August 9th, 1868. She was a daughter of Arthur and Margaret Durnford. She fully consecrated her heart and life to Jesus in 1886, when she joined the Methodist church, and lived until the day of her departure a consistent member of the same. Her life was not one of great rapture, but of great meekness and simple, unpretentious devotion. She was highly esteemed, not only by those of her own family but, by all who knew her. She was one of the many who strive to help forward the Kingdom of Jesus Christ by collecting for the Missionary Fund. How much we owe, as a Church, to this class of workers! Their honour is scant, and their labour is often great and trying. "She hath done what she could." Her disease was of a lingering, gradual character. For months she patiently suffered; always of a cheerful disposition, smiles of eternal hope shining in her countenance, because her heart was resting in a great calm. She looked to Jesus, and found strength. Her testimony was clear and hopeful, until she gently sank to rest on September 17th, 1890. Her funeral was largely attended, and the writer preached from Revelation V11., 13,14. May her sorrowing loved ones meet in heaven.

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HENRY MCCUAIG & ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet, Jan 13, 1882

ORO - Our issue of this week contains notices of the death of two of the oldest and most respected residents of Oro, Henry McCuaig and Archibald Campbell, (uncle and nephew) at the ripe ages of 85 and 74 years respectively. Mr. McCuaig was born in Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland, on the 14th January 1797, and with his family emigrated to Canada in his 60th year. Long before his arrival in Canada his kindly, genial manner and unvarying hospitality had made his name a household word, and he was universally beloved. The same kindly spirit characterized his life in Canada, and on the day of his funeral all who knew him bore testimony, in their sympathy for his family, to his universal kindness of heart and his many exemplary deeds. Mr. Campbell was also born in Islay, on the 15th November, 1807, and with his widowed mother, two sisters, and four brothers, emigrated to Canada in 1831. At that time the County of Simcoe was chiefly a wilderness, and those whose advent occurred fifty years ago and who ever since took a public spirited part in the development of the land of their adoption we must hold in reverential memory. Mr. Campbell was one of the hardy early settlers who came, saw, and conquered, and have not only lived to see a prosperous county grow up around them, but have bequeathed an example of rectitude which, if faithfully followed, will enable their descendants to leave in their turn to posterity a heritage of honour, truth and Christian worth.- Advance.

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DAVID THOMPSON

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 29, 1882

The late Mr. David Thompson came here from Dumfriesshire 25 years ago, with his family, there being in the old land but small chance of advancement for small farmers. Mr. Thompson was a typical Lowlander of the best class- such a one as Burns describes, kindly, cheerful, honest, independent and pious. During his latter years he was under the disadvantage of deafness. His end was quiet, unexpected and apparently painless. Four sons and two daughters survive him, all possessed of families and good Canadian farms. The respected Reeve of Orillia and Matchedash is one of his sons. It may be worthy of mention that although usually living with the Reeve, he died during an untended short visit to his son William, who now owns his father's first farm.
DITTO - DEATHS - At Orillia, on Saturday, 23rd inst., David Thomson, sr., in the 84th year of his age.

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GUSTAVUS GEORGE HAMILTON

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 25, 1882

Died, on Monday, June 26th, G.G. Hamilton, Division Court Clerk, Ailsa Craig, aged 67 years. Gustavus George Hamilton was born January 27th, 1815, in St. Austle, Cornwall, England, and came to this country with his father and brothers in 1829. After living for some time in Toronto, he went with his father to live on an 800 acre farm in the township of Matchedash, which land his father received in consideration of his services as Captain in H.M. 5th Foot. Deceased was married in 1844 and settled on a farm near Penetanguishene, from which he removed shortly after and settled in the township of Yarmouth. Finding that farm life was unsuitable to him, he went into the general store-keeping business at Port Stanley, and afterwards at Flannigan's Corners, Biddulph, where he arrived in 1855. He remained at Flannigan's Corners until 1863, when he was appointed by Judge Small to the Clerkship of the Division Court, a position he has since held. For a short time he was in business at Nairn, and he took up his permanent residence in Ailsa Craig in 1865. He held a Lieutenant's commission in the Simcoe Foresters during the time of the rebellion of 1837, and was appointed a Justice of Peace in the County of Simcoe in 1838. Deceased was a very amiable man, a very kind neighbor, sociable and kind in all his ways, and a liberal giver to the poor. In the discharge of the duties of Clerkship he was very successful,and we have yet to hear the first complaint against the way in which he managed his office. In all respects he was an exemplary citizen, and his death will be sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends- Parkhill Gazette.

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WILLIAM ROE

The Orillia Packet, April 11, 1879

In Mr. Wm. Roe, of Newmarket, we lose one of our oldest landmarks. He was intimately acquainted with this part of the country before its first settlement, and helped to lay out several of our Townships. He established a general store in Orillia, even before it deserved the name of a village and when Indian traffic was the main business. Afterwards he supplied the settlers with necessary articles of use and luxury, until other stores were established. When land was comparatively worthless he obtained possession of numerous lots in this and other parts of the county. However, it is now so many years since he gave up his connection with Orillia, that many or most do not even know his name.

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JAMES WHITE

The Orillia Packet, May 16, 1879

Died, at his residence, in Dalston, Oro, on the 10th instant, James White, Esq., aged 79 years and 6 months, brother to Capt. Matthew White, of Cornwall, England. Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in the Township of Oro, and was born at Cornwall, England, in the year 1799. In 1819 he came out to Canada, settling in the Township of Oro, which at that time was a complete wilderness, and lived with his brother, the late Peter White, hewing for themselves a home in the forest where they lived till removed by death. In the year 1829 he was married and his wife survives him. For over fifty years they shared each other's sorrows and joys. Of eight children, seven still survive.
DITTO, May 23, 1879 - ORO - The funeral of the late Mr. James White took place on the 12th inst., at Dalston. The Rev. Mr. Macfarlane preached an oppropriate (sic) funeral sermon, from Luke ll, 29, 30. The deceased was a man of sterling character, and was a member of the Methodist Church, to which he was devotedly attached.

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JOHN GOFF

The Orillia Packet, April 6, 1877

ORO - Mr. John Goff, who died in this township on the 23rd ult., in his 95th year, was born in Bristol, England, and came to this country over 50 years ago. After a short residence in Toronto he removed to Oro, where he continued to reside up to the time of his death. By industry and careful management he amassed considerable property, and was in very good circumstances.- Deceased was of a quiet, unostentatious disposition, and respected by all his neighbours. He leaves two sons and two daughters.

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DAVID SUTHERLAND GILL

The Orillia Packet, April 27, 1877

Last Saturday evening, Mr. David S. Gill was drowned in Matchedash Bay. He had left the Chimneys to cross over to Bush’s Point, and next day, when he did not return, search was made, and his boat was found bottom up. On Monday morning the body was discovered almost in shallow water, and about seven rods from the shore at Bush’s Point. The cause of the accident is unknown, deceased having been a good boatman and an expert swimmer. Mr. Gill was the second youngest son of Mrs. Gill senior, of Orillia, and he was in his thirty-sixth year. Coroner Rutledge did not consider an inquest necessary. Deceased leaves a wife and five children.

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NOAH COTTON

The Orillia Packet, May 4, 1877

The men and women who transformed our wild forests into the abodes of civilization, are melting away as rapidly as snow in the summer sunshine. Mr. Cotton makes the third of those in this vicinity who have passed from earth during the present spring. He was born in the County of Suffolk and left England along with his wife and most of his children in 1831, crossed Lake Simcoe in an open boat, landing at Kempenfeldt when there was but one house in Barrie, and taking up his residence in Oro Township where he witnessed and took part in the changes of near half a century. Handsome, tall and straight, he maintained his mental and physical powers almost to the last, and till past the allotted three score and ten his appearance was a pattern to our young men, whose less healthy habits and more artificial life will never allow them to see the age attained by him. His death, easy, painless, and without disease, was simply the running down of the machinery. On the last morning of his life his voice seemed as strong as usual, when he called the family and chided them for lying in bed till 5! He dressed, washed and breakfasted as usual. At dinner he declined to eat, and in the afternoon sat down to rest, and departed this life imperceptibly and without a struggle. Although his children were not very numerous, his descendants would now people a large district of country, and his great grandchildren number between thirty and forty.
The Orillia Packet, May 4, 1877 - DIED - On the 27th ult., Mr. Noah Cotton, of Oro, aged 88 years.

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DANIEL BELL

The Orillia Packet, April 26, 1878

BARRIE - Daniel Bell, youngest son of the late Mr. Daniel Bell, for many years Principal of the Barrie Public School, and nephew of Mr. Wm. John Bell of Kenpenfeldt, was shot, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on the 13th. The deceased resided in Barrie up to within a few years ago, when, with his mother and brothers he removed to Prince Arthur's Landing, where the family still reside. He had lately been employed as waiter on the steamer Manitoba. His death was the result of a misunderstanding between himself and his murderer, the latter shooting him in broad daylight, on the boat, at Winnipeg. The murderer, a half breed, escaped to the woods, but has since been arrested.

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JOSEPH DRURY

The Orillia Packet, May 24, 1878

ORO - Mr. Joseph Drury, second eldest surviving son of Thos. Drury, Esq., of Oro, was all day Tuesday engaged in raising a barn, and in the evening went to Dalston for the purpose of transacting some business, when he suddenly dropped down dead. Coroner Wells was apprised of the circumstances, but after hearing the facts did not consider an inquest necessary. Deceased was a man in the prime of life and leaves a widow and five boys as well as a large family connection.

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NEIL BUCHANAN

The Orillia Packet, Jan. 5, 1877

THORAH - Mr. Neil Buchanan, who had been nineteen years a resident of Thorah, died Sunday before last, aged 79.
DITTO - At Thorah, on the 24th ult., Neil Buchanan, a native of Islay, Argylshire, Scotland, in the 80th year of his age.

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ISABELLA MCLEOD LEITCH

In another place we chronicle the death of one who was with the earliest settlers in this district, Mrs. Leitch. Deceased was a native of Stirlingshire, Scotland, and in 1832 accompanied her father, the late Donald McLeod, to Canada. Mr. McLeod came direct to Oro, settling in the locality now known as Rugby, and his daughter now deceased has resided there or in Orillia since. Mrs. Leitch was of a kindly, benevolent disposition and a large circle of relatives and acquaintances will hear of her death with heartfelt regret.
DITTO - DIED - At Orillia, on the 31st January, Isabella McLeod, relict of the late Archibald Leitch, aged 58 years and 6 months

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MRS. MARY BLACK

The Orillia Packet, Jan 5, 1883

At Shanty Bay, Township of Oro, on Wednesday, 27th ult., Mary, the beloved wife of Angus Black, late of Monck Township, Muskoka. Death caused by blood poisoning, from a leg accidentally broken by jumping from a waggon while the horses were running away, on the 25th of November. The funeral took place on the 29th, the same day that a beloved daughter died suddenly last year.

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THOMAS HORNE

The Orillia Packet, Jan. 19, 1883

Near Rugby, on the 17th inst., Thomas Horne, aged 78 years and 6 months, a native of Fifeshire, Scotland. Funeral on Saturday, at 1 P.M.
The Orillia Packet, Jan. 26, 1883 - In Mr. Thomas Horne, another of the few remaining pioneers has left us. Mr. Horne came out from Scotland in 1832, and soon settled in the then wilderness of Oro, where he has lived ever since, diligently serving his generation by subduing the forest and peopling the township with his numerous descendants. He was much esteemed for his kindly, quiet disposition, Mr. A. Horne and one sister are now the only surviving members of the family.

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JOHN McMILLAN

The Orillia Packet, March 11, 1892

ORO - An old, though not a first settler, was John McMillan, who was on Wednesday buried in Knox Church yard. He was a native of Islay, whose emigrants are noted for length of days, and settled on a farm in the middle of Oro about forty years ago. He had attained the green old age of 89 years. A son and a daughter survive him.
DITTO - DEATHS - MCMILLAN - In Oro, on the 7th of March, 1892, John McMillan, aged 89.

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ARCHIBALD D. McLEAN

The Orillia Packet, April 8, 1892

Collingwood Bulletin - On Wednesday night, March 23, Mr. Archibald D. McLean died at his residence, Fourth street, after a few minutes serious illness. For about two years he had been in poor health. His trouble, an affection of the heart, was beyond medical skill. As he had frequently had spasms apparently as violent, the members of his family were little expectant of a fatal ending and scarcely realized that death was at the door, till he had ceased to breath and quietly passed away. Mr. McLean was born at Tyre in Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1833. In 1851 he came to Canada with his parents and settled in Osprey. He came to Collingwood to school and was in the Post Office with Mr. Peter Ferguson. Afterwards he taught school in the township of Mulmur, where he was also for some time engaged in farming. On the 6th of August, 1862, he was married to Miss Margaret McDonald, who lives to mourn his loss. Their family consisted of twelve children, six sons and six daughters, five of whom died in infancy. Of the seven now living, the eldest son is travelling for Mr. E.F. Cooke, merchant tailor, of Orillia, while the youngest is at school. Of the daughters, two are married, one to Mr. J.O. Stinson, druggist, of Chelsey, and the other to Mr. W.H. White, one of our most highly esteemed citizens. About fifteen years ago Mr. McLean moved into town with his family. Here he bought property and made a home. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was buried in that cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The Sons of Scotland, who had charge of the funeral, turned out in a body. There was besides a long line of sorrowing relatives, friends, and neighbours who joined in showing their last token of respect for the deceased and their sympathy for the bereaved wife and family.

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WILLIAM HAMMOND

The Orillia Packet, May 6, 1892

Mr. William Hammond, who died at Harford Mills, in the state of New York, on the 21st ultimo, was born in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1819. He came to Oro with his parents in 1832. He subsequently resided at Barrie and Collingwood, and settled in the Township of Morrison in 1860. From there he removed with his family to Harford Mills in 1870. He married a daughter of the late Alex. McKinlay, of Oro, who survives him. Of nine children, three sons and three daughters are living:- Mr. W.H. Hammond, Orillia; Colin, residing in St. Thomas, Ont.; Hugh, in Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. George Tite, Victoria, B.C.; Mrs. A.G. Pitts, and Mrs. Oliver Dewel, Harford Mills, N.Y. Mr. Jno. Hammond, Orillia, is his only surviving brother. His sisters are Mrs. Jas. Cook, of Oro, and Mrs. James Paine, of Collingwood. It would afford a good lesson in contentment to some of the young men of this day to hear the late Mr. Hammond tell of the hardships endured by the settlers of 1832. The family arrived in the first sail boat which came up the lakes to Orillia. The quay was a fallen tree, and the difficulty of landing was vividly remembered, to the end of his life. The nearest mill was the Red Mill at Holland Landing, and the grain had to be backed thither and the flour carried home in the same manner.

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HARRY JAMES MAWDSLEY

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 18, 1943

Harry James Mawdsley died in the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, on Monday, March 8, following a stroke which he had suffered some weeks before. Deceased, whose home is near Price's Corner, was born on the old Mawdsley homestead near East Oro, in 1863, the only son of James Mawdsley and Flora Crawford. He farmed in Oro until 1919, when he sold, and went to live near Rugby, residing there a few years before moving to the third concession, Orillia township, where he has resided since. He was married twice, first to Catherine Campbell, in 1893, who predeceased him in 1912, and then in 1924, he married Alice McLeod, of Rugby, who survives. Also surviving is one son, by his first marriage Alex. Mawdsley, of Lyndhurst, and five grandchildren. A daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Meredith Shaw, (Maggie), died in 1938. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. John McPherson, of Port Orchard, Washington, and Mrs. Frank Leigh, of Napinka, Manitoba. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, March 10, from Doolittle Brothers' Funeral Home. The service was conducted by the Rev. Alfred Price. Pallbearers were Messrs. George Moore, Gordon Leigh, Harry Baskerville, Richard Mawdsley, Orville Steels, and Ernest Patterson. Interment was in the vault for burial later in East Oro cemetery. Floral tributes were many, testifying to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Among those who attended the funeral was his only son, Mr. Alex. Mawdsley, of Lyndhurst.

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GEORGE SIDNEY OVEREND

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 24, 1945

FORMER ORRILLIAN FATALLY INJURED - Flt. Lieut. George J. (sic) Overend, R.C.A.F., was fatally injured in an airplane accident near Calgary on Wednesday, May 16. A former resident of Orillia, and a brother of Harold Overend, of Orillia, Flt. Lieut. Overend was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George J. Overend, of Orillia. He was an air veteran of the first Great War. He was educated in Orillia, attending the Separate school and Collegiate here. He is survived by his wife, Sadie Beeton Overend, and three daughters, Marie, Madaline and Adele, of Calgary, three brothers, Harold in Orillia and Fred and Clarence Overend of Peterborough, and three sisters in Toronto and Western Canada.

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WILLIAM FRANCIS MOFFIT

The Orillia News Letter, June 13, 1923

EARLY MEDONTE RESIDENT DIES IN TORONTO - News of the death of Mr. William Francis Moffit, a former resident of Orillia and Medonte, at his home in Toronto on Thursday, June 7th, after a long illness, will be received with profound regret throughout this district, where he was widely known and highly respected. Mr. Moffit had lived in Orillia for thirteen years, removing to 201 Perth avenue, Toronto, with his family in 1913. He was the third son of the late William Moffit of Medonte township. His parents migrated from County Termanagh, Ireland, in 1847, and he was born on the ship as it neared Quebec. The family settled in York township, and about 1864 came to Medonte township, where Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moffit, sr., died. When Mr. William F. Moffit went to join the Queen's Own Rifles to help in repelling the Fenian raids in 1865, he walked all the way to Barrie through the woods to take the train. Of such sterling stock were the pioneers of those days made. Mr. Moffit was married to Sarah Beard, of Jarratt, in 1883, and settled at Warminster. In 1900 the family moved to Orillia, where they resided till 1913; when they made Toronto their home. He joined the Methodist church in 1885 and was a member until his death. He was also a member of the Orange Order, Warminster and Orillia Lodges, and a staunch Conservative in politics. The funeral took place on Saturday to Prospect cemetery, St. Clair Avenue, Toronto, and was conducted by Rev. Dr. J.J. Ferguson, assisted by Rev. George Waugh and Rev. Gilbert Agar. The pallbearers were Andrew Walker, of Coldwater; Alfred Went and William Fenn, late of Orillia; Walter Daniels and A. Wellwood, of Toronto, and Willis Moffit, a nephew, of Matchedash township. Besides his widow, the late Mr. Moffit is survived by a daughter, Miss Elsie R. Moffit, at home, and three sons, Wm. J. Moffit, a farmer at Portage La Prairie; Rev. Louis W. Moffit, Ph.D., assistant Professor of History, Wesley College, Winnipeg; and Russell J. Moffit, with the Transportation Commission.

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JAMES BEATTY

The Orillia NewsLetter, March 21, 1928

OLD RESIDENT DIES SUDDENLY AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS - Mr. James Beatty, a resident of Orillia for many years, died suddenly from a paralytic stroke yesterday morning at his home, corner of Colborne and Dunlop streets. In the early seventies Mr. Beatty was a faithful and trusted employee of the late Hugh Sutherland. The only other employees of Mr. Sutherland, still living, at least in Orillia, are Donald McKenzie and John Teskey, of Orillia. The late Mr. Beatty was born in County Armagh, Ireland, eighty six years ago, and immigrated to Canada when about twenty years of age, coming direct to Orillia. He is survived by a wife and grown up family. The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from Doolittle's funeral home, West street, to St. James's cemetery, Rev. J.R.S. Boyd officiating.

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CHARLES MOON

The Orillia News Letter, March 21, 1928

WELL KNOWN MEDONTE RESIDENT DIES AFTER TWO WEEKS ILLNESS - Mr. Charles Moon, a well known resident of the “ Moon Settlement” about two miles north of Warminster, died on Tuesday morning after being confined to the house for the past two weeks. He had not been feeling well for several months, and about two weeks ago consulted an Orillia medical man who discovered a kidney affection of advanced growth. Everything was done to relieve his condition, but without avail. The late Mr. Moon was a native of the township in which he died, and had spent all his life there. His wife died two years ago. Surviving are two young sons- Melville, aged seventeen, and Russell, thirteen. Mr. Moon was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and the news of his death will be received with profound regret throughout the district. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Thursday), the funeral service being held in St. George’s church, Fairvalley, at 2 o’clock.

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MARY MARTIN LOVERING

The Orillia News Letter, June 16, 1926

The community was deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Jack Lovering at St. Michael’s hospital, Toronto, Monday, June 7th. Mrs. Lovering was convalescing from an operation when a second operation became necessary and from which she did not recover. Word was received by the family Saturday night of her critical condition and they motored to Toronto and remained with her until she slept to rest Monday evening. Mrs. Lovering was a young woman in her 49th year and leaves a husband, three sons, two of whom are married, one daughter Kathleen, and one grandson to mourn her loss. Deceased was well known in the community and was of a bright disposition and a devoted wife and mother. In faith Mrs. Lovering was Roman Catholic, but was a frequent attendant of the United Church. The body was taken to Penetang to the home of her brother, Mr. Martin and the service held in the Roman Catholic church, Wednesday, June 9th. A large number from Coldwater attended the funeral and deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.

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DUNCAN REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan. 26, 1939

Mr. Duncan Reid, a resident of Hillsdale for sixty years, and one who was connected with the lumber business for the greater part of his life, died at his home on January 18 following a heart attack. Mr. Reid had been ill for more than seven years. Born at Jarratt in April 1860, Mr. Reid moved to Hillsdale about 1879, during the pioneer days of the lumber industry. For ten years he worked for the Shortreed Lumber Company and for many years he was foreman of the Henry Wise Lumber company. Later he bought the limits and carried on in that business himself. Following this he bought the large farm where he lived until the time of his death. Mr. Reid was one of the most highly respected members of the community and identified himself both in church work and public affairs. For more than twenty years he was on the Board of Management of the Presbyterian church. He was a member of the school board for years and a commissioner of the village. In politics he was a Liberal. He is survived by one son, Garnet, who lives on the farm. His wife, Rebecca Williams, predeceased him in 1924, and his daughter, Elvira, died three years ago. The funeral was held on Saturday, January 21, from his home, conducted by the Rev. James Ritchie. Interment was made in the Union cemetery, Barrie. Pallbearers were Donald MacKay, Robert Shortreed, Dugald MacKay, Harold Shortreed, John Shortreed, Arthur Dunlop. Among those from a distance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shortreed, Mr. and Mrs. John Shortreed, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dunlop, Mr. Harold Shortreed, Toronto; Misses Carmichael, Mr. and Mrs. Dugald MacKay, Mrs. T. P. McCullough, Jarratt; Mr. and Mrs. John Reid, Mrs. Fletcher, Oro Station.

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MARION McCALLUM McLEAN

The Orillia Packet, May 22, 1902

An old resident of Oro passed away at Barrie last Thursday, in the person of Mrs. James McLean, in her 61st year. Mrs. McLean had been in delicate health for a number of years, and for the last two months was very ill. Deceased, whose maiden name was Marion McCallum, was born in Princetown, N.Y., in 1841. Her family moved to Jarratt's Corners, in 1846. She was married to James McLean in 1861, and lived there till twenty-nine years ago, when they moved to the farm on the Penetanguishene Road, where the rest of her days were spent. Her husband died ten years ago, but two sons, George and Daniel, survive her. She was a sister of Peter McCallum of St. Catharine's, F.M. McCallum of Chicago, Mrs. Duncan McLean of Minesing and Mrs. James McLean of Jarratt's Corners. Mrs. McLean was a consistent member of the Methodist church. She was highly esteemed, and her death will be regretted by many friends.

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ROBERT COLLINS HIPWELL

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 10, 1943

At Orillia, on Tuesday, June 8, 1943, Robert Collins Hipwell, beloved husband of Mary Eaton Dutton, in his 80th year. The remains are resting at his residence, 180 Coldwater road, until Friday, June 11, and in St. James's church from 1 to 2 on Friday. Service in St. James's church at 1. Interment St. James's cemetery.
The Orillia Packet & Times, June 17, 1943 - R.C. HIPWELL - The funeral service of Mr. R.C. Hipwell, who died at Orillia on June 8th, was held on Friday in St. James's Anglican church. The Ven. Archdeacon Emmet, rector, conducted the service which was largely attended by friends from both town and country. The pallbearers were two grandsons, Edwin and Allan Wilson, two nephews, Austin Boadway and John Hipwell, and Edgar Maynard and Hilton Leith, of Orillia. Those who came from a distance were Mrs. R. Reid of Beulah, Manitoba, younger daughter of Mr. Hipwell, the Rev. Joseph Dutton, of Ann Arbour, Michigan; Mr. T.W. Dutton, of Toronto, both brothers of Mrs. R.C. Hipwell, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wilson of Toronto, and Mr. Allan Wilson of Sudbury, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson of Orillia. Many beautiful flowers were sent from relatives and friends, to show their sympathy and regard for the deceased. A full Masonic service was conducted at the grave by the Worshipful Master, E.E. Steacy.

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ARCHIBALD GILCHRIST

The Orillia Packet, Sept 25th 1896

Last Sunday, at the ripe age of seventy-nine years, Archibald Gilchrist, of Oro, breathed his last. He was one of the earliest settlers and best known men in the township, coming from Argyleshire forty years ago. His wife died twenty-two years ago, and one son, Archibald, fifteen years ago. Six sons survive him, viz:- Ronald, Henry and Duncan who live at Gilchrist, John in Peterboro, Dr. Gilchrist, Orillia, and Peter Gilchrist in Buffalo. The funeral, which took place on Tuesday, was conducted by the Rev. Neil Campbell, of Oro, and Dr. Grant, of Orillia, and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbours.

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P.J. O'DONNELL

The Orillia News Letter, Wednesday, April 7th, 1926

MR. P.J. O’DONNELL, FORMER BRECHIN MAN, DIES IN OREGON - On Good Friday evening there passed away at Portland, Oregon, one of the pioneers of the west who blazed the trail in what was formerly known as the Great Lone Land, in the person of P.J. O’Donnell, a member of a former well known Brechin family. He was sixty-four years of age. It was over forty years ago, when the Canadian Pacific Railway was yet in an uncompleted state, that the late Sir William MacKenzie engaged a party of young men from his former home town Kirkfield, and also from around Brechin, to go west along the line of the new railway to build snow sheds, for which Sir William had an extensive contract. Among the young men selected was P. J. O’Donnell, who remained on the job until the expiration of the contract. His next move was to go to Duluth, where he was a member of the fire department for a number of years, after which he settled in Portland, Oregon, engaging in the milk and dairy business, which he carried on for many years. He was very popular among those with whom he came in contact in a business way, as well as among his early associates, and a wide circle of friends in Brechin and vicinity will receive the news of his death with profound regret. His brother William, also a resident of Portland, predeceased him last February. The late Mr. O’Donnell is survived by three sisters, Mrs. George J. Overend, Orillia; Mrs. J.D. Brady, Brechin; Miss Clara O’Donnell, and by two brothers, Messrs. Edward and Fred O’Donnell, of Portland. His aged father, Mr. Michael O’Donnell, also survives, and resides in Orillia with his daughter, Mrs. Overend.

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MARGARET RUTHERFORD McLEOD

The Orillia Packet, Nov. 13, 1891

Although for some time rather an invalid, the sudden death of Mrs. McLeod was a shock to many. Margaret Rutherford was an old settler, having come out from Scotland with her parents, and settled near Rugby, Oro, in 1832. Having married the late John McLeod she removed to the village of Orillia about 1846, and saw it grow into an important town. Her husband, who predeceased her twenty-three years, as a thoroughly consistent teetotaller, set a worthy example at a time when total abstainers were not highly esteemed. Mrs. McLeod leaves several sons, daughters, and grandchildren.
DITTO - DEATHS - MCLEOD - At Orillia, on Friday, November 6th, Margaret McLeod, relict of the late John McLeod, aged 60 years.
DITTO - On Friday forenoon, about half past 10, Mrs. John McLeod was sitting in her kitchen, sewing and conversing with her daughter Mary and her niece, Miss M. Harvie, when she suddenly threw up her hands and cried “ Come quickly, Mary!” Before Miss McLeod could cross the room, her mother was dead. Mrs. McLeod had a paralytic stroke in her right side five or six years ago, and of late has been in weak health. She had been out the previous day, much brighter than usual and apparently recovering from an illness which had lasted three weeks. The cause of her death was heart disease. Mr. John Rutherford and Miss (Agnes) Rutherford are her only surviving brother and sister. She leaves three sons- Archibald in Santa Rosa, California; William and George, in Orillia- and two daughters, Mrs. J.W. Blair and Miss Mary, who cared for her during her illness. The funeral was largely attended, and the Rev. Dr. Gray gave an admirable address at the house.

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JAMES WHITEFIELD WALKER

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 29, 1939

Once more death has claimed one of Eady’s most respected citizens in the person of James W. Walker, who was called by death very suddenly through a heart attack on Tuesday, June 13, in his 68th year. He was the son of the late John and Edith Kent Walker. Mr. Walker was born at Eady and had lived all but four years of his life on part of the old homestead, which has been in the Walker family for a century. He was an active member of the Farmer’s Club and had been a school trustee for many years, and had been on that board during the building of the present school. He was always active in any community enterprise. He was a good neighbour and a friend to those in need. The late Mr. Walker was twice married. His first wife was Sarah McColl, of which union there are four surviving children, Mrs. W.T. Boyd (Florence), and Lloyd, of Goldlands, Ontario; Harry, of Matheson, and Mrs. R.C. Mercer, Eady. His surviving widow was Joanna Lovering Tunn before her marriage to Mr. Walker ten years ago. Mr. Walker was the youngest of a family of eight of whom two brothers and three sisters survive; Ernest, Andrew, Mrs. Alex. Woodrow, Coldwater; Mrs. R.A. Ferguson, Grenard, and Mrs. Chas Cook, Creighton. There are also ten grandchildren. The funeral service on June 15 was conducted by the Rev. Arthur Harden, Coldwater, and was very largely attended, showing the high esteem in which deceased was held. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia. There were many floral tributes, including those from the Eady W.I., Eady Ladies’ Aid, Farmer’s Club and Fairvalley Willing Workers. Those attending the funeral from a distance included his sons and daughter from Northern Ontario and many friends from Galt, London, Toronto, and Barrie.

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ALEX CURRIE

The Orillia Packet, August 24, 1905

CHILD KILLED AT STAYNER - Run Over by a Car- A very sad and painful accident occurred at the railway station here about 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning of last week, says the Stayner Sun, when little Alex. Currie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Currie, was run over by a car which he was jostled off while the morning freight was shunting. The little lad was standing on a flat car watching his father and some others load some engine boilers on another car, when the car was struck with such force by the shunting engine as to throw the little fellow down between two of them, breaking one leg and terribly crushing the other. The little fellow was taken home after the doctor had examined as to the extent of the injury, but death resulted in a few hours. The deceased was on the tenth year of his age. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon from the family residence to the 4th line cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Currie and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement.

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JOHN LEMORE MCLEOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 12, 1946

The death of a former Coldwater resident occurred at his home 923 Logan Avenue, Toronto, on Tuesday evening, September 3, when Mr. John Lemore McLeod, husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Cole, died after being ill for several months. He was in his 42nd year and is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. McLeod. He leaves his wife, father, mother and two sisters, Mrs. John A. Dunlop (Flossie), Victoria Harbour; Mrs. William J. White (Olive) of Toronto. The funeral took place on Thursday, September 5, to Mount Pleasant cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. C. Stone. The pallbearers were William White, William Clark, Burton Lovering, Nickson Cole, C. Harris, Reo Coreau. Many beautiful flowers from relatives and friends were a tribute to the love and respect in which the deceased was held.

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DONALD MCKINNON

The Orillia News Letter, March 14, 1928

UPHILL - Many old time friends deeply regretted to hear of the death in Toronto of Mr. Donald McKinnon on February 24th, from pneumonia, aged sixty-seven years. The funeral service was held at his home at 66 Caroline Avenue, Toronto, interment being made at Mount Pleasant cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, formerly Margaret Ballan, and two daughters residing in Toronto, also two sisters, Mrs. J.C. Wylie, of Brule Lake station, and Mrs.Tom Wylie, of Uphill, and one brother, who resides at North Star. Mr. Milton Green, of Orillia, will also miss him deeply, as he was raised on the same farm until he was a young man. This is Mrs. J.C. Wylie's fourth bereavement in the last few years, her father and mother passing away, as well as her only son, who died in his twenty-third year. Mrs. Wylie and the rest of the bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends in Mara and Rama townships.

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GEORGE BALL

The Orillia Packet, Nov. 6, 1891

BARRIE - The Gazette says: - On the 28th of October one of Barrie's oldest and most respected citizens, Mr. George Ball, of Kempenfeldt, died at the advanced age of 90 years, 5 months, and 28 days. He was born in the County of Fermanagh, Ireland, 1st May 1801; emigrated to Canada 1st May 1828. He was shipwrecked after seven weeks sailing and was picked off a rock by some fishermen after being some days thereon. He was transferred to a war vessel and taken to Halifax, N.S., where he landed and at once took passage for the city of Quebec, which he reached on 8th of September. From thence he went to St. Catharine's and remained there one year, when he removed to Toronto, where he resided about three years. Becoming tired of city life he bought a lot at Kempenfeldt, Barrie, which had just then been laid out as the site of a county town, but was in the rough and was a town only on paper, with scarcely a tree cut down. The property bought by Mr. Ball at auction from the Government contained two acres, into which the town lots were divided, and was sold at a cost of 14pounds, 10 shillings, 6d. On it he built the homestead on which he resided till he died, over 59 years. The deceased took a lively interest in both Canadian and municipal politics. He served the town nineteen years, as Town Inspector, Tavern Inspector, and in the Council. In religion the deceased was a Methodist and in politics a strong conservative. He was an excellent neighbour and never let his political views interfere with personal friendships. He was highly respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a widow, five sons and five daughters, all grown up, and all of whom but one, George Allan Ball, who resides at Alexander,Manitoba, were at the funeral, which was largely attended. His second son, Francis Henry Ball, is now and has been for several years a representative in the Town Council, for St. Patrick's Ward. The deceased also leaves twenty grandchildren, and we may add, all of this large family are left in comfortable circumstances. He was eminently a successful farmer, a kind parent, a good neighbour and devoted friend.

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MARY HARVIE MACKIE

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 22, 1943

MRS. WILLIAM MACKIE - Mrs. William Mackie (nee Mary Harvie) passed away suddenly in Vancouver on March 25th. Mrs. Mackie was a daughter of James and Jane Harvie, of Rousseau. She was born in Orillia, but left for the West before her marriage. Her only daughter, Lillian, is living at home with her father in Vancouver. She also leaves two sons, both in the R.C.A.F., William H. Mackie of Claresholm, Alberta, and James H. Mackie of Chatham, New Brunswick. Mrs. Mackie is survived by three sisters, Miss Emily Harvie and Mrs. Thos. M. Johnstone of Orillia, and Miss Irene Harvie of Houston, Texas, who generally spends her summers in Orillia and Rosseau. Two brothers are living in Toronto, George A. and William A. Harvie. A third brother John Milton Harvie, died two years ago. Mrs. Mackie came back to Orillia for a visit with her sisters last summer, for the first time in thirty-two years.

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GARNET PAYNE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Thurs., Sept. 2, 1937

Garnet Payne died at his home at Foxmead last Friday afternoon. He was the thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Payne, and his death occurred as the result of an injury he received while working in the barn at his home. He was born at Uhthoff, but had lived the greater part of his life at his home at Foxmead. Besides his parents the surviving members of his family are one sister, Mrs. A. Beers, and two brothers, Gordon and Earl, all of Lindsay, four sisters, Alice, Irene, Bernice, and a baby girl at home, and two brothers, Frank and William at home. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from the home at Foxmead and interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia. The pallbearers were four schoolmates, Wilbur Soules, Walter Thorburn, Lloyd Gammon and Kenneth Payne. Flowers from his schoolmates at Uhthoff, the Women’s Institute at Uhthoff, and the L.O.L. No. 414 of Uhthoff, covered the coffin. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.S. Irwin.
DITTO - 13 YEAR OLD LAD MET TRAGIC DEATH ON FARM - Garnet Payne, Foxmead, Is Fatally Injured When Hay Fork Falls. Garnet Payne, 13 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Payne, of Foxmead, was fatally injured last Friday afternoon, at his home at Foxmead. He was working on the hay fork in the barn when it fell and pierced his chest, penetrating one lung. He was immediately taken to the Soldiers Memorial Hospital where he died six hours later. Garnet Payne was born at Uhthoff but had lived the greater part of his life at the farm at Foxmead.

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CATHERINE BLACK STRACHAN

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 8, 1940

MRS. ROBERT STRACHAN - Mrs. Robert Strahan, a resident of Oro for the greater part of her eighty years, died in Orillia on Wednesday, January 31, from pneumonia. She had been seriouslly ill only from the Monday preceding her death, when pneumonia developed. She would have been eighty-one years of age on the twenty-seventh of March. Mrs. Strachan was formerly Catherine Black, a daughter of James Black and Margaret Tudhope. She was born in Oro and later moved to Medonte where she resided until her marriage to Robert Strachan, when she went to make her home in Oro. Mr. Strachan predeceased her in 1924, and from 1925 Mrs. Strachan made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Litster, at Forest Home. She was a member of Central Presbyterian church, Oro, and active in that church in her younger days. Mrs. Strachan leaves a family of three, two sons and one daughter, Albert and George Strachan, of Oro, and Mrs. Oliver Litster (Margaret) of Forest Home. There are also eight grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. J.D. White, of Orillia, and one brother, Mr. Jack Black, of Vancouver, British Columbia. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon from the residence of her son, Albert Strachan, Oro. The service was conducted by Mr. Robert Williamson, assisted by the Rev. E.J. McCarten, of Forest Home. Interment was made in Knox cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs. William Horne, Leonard Horne, James Strachan, Andrew Beardsall, James Ritchie and James Black. Among the many floral tributes received were flowers from Central Presbyterian church and the Women’s Association of Forest Home church. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beardsall, Mr. Jas. Ritchie, Mrs. Dan Rowat, Mrs. Wallace Clute, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Black, Mr and Mrs. Wilmut Black, Mr. George Dickie, of Elmvale, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm G. Strachan and son, of Beeton.

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MARY ANN ROBERTSON McLEOD

The Orillia News Letter, Feb. 3, 1926

ORO MOURNS DEATH OF WELL LOVED RESIDENT, LATE MRS. JOHN MCLEOD - The death of Mrs. John McLeod in Orillia Memorial Hospital on Saturday, removed one who was widely known and universally esteemed throughout the township of Oro, where she was born and had spent all her life. Mrs. McLeod had been ailing for some time, and about a couple of weeks ago was brought to the hospital for an operation, which proved unavailing, as her strength was not sufficient to bear her through the ordeal. The late Mrs. McLeod was born at Rugby fifty-eight years ago, the daughter of G.S. Robertson and his wife Mary Ann Payne, pioneer residents. After her marriage she still remained within a short distance of her birthplace. Besides her husband, seven children survive; Mrs. Stephenson, Almeda. Sask., Mrs Russell Jermey, Mitchell Square; Annie, nurse in Orillia; Eva, Edith, George and Ralph at home. The funeral took place on Tuesday to Esson cemetery. Service was held in Esson church by Rev. Fr. Crews, of Hawkestone, which was attended by a large concourse of friends from all over Oro as well as Orillia. The pallbearers were were Messrs. Wm. Johnston (Uptergrove), Duncan Robertson, Wesley Storey, Keith McLeod, and John Leigh. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. McLeod and family in their bereavement of an affectionate mother and devoted wife.

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JOHN COTTON

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 10, 1903

A COMRADE’S TRIBUTE - Sergt. James Reeves, of the Toronto Police Force, a neighbour when both were residents of Orillia and a comrade of deceased when he was in the Police, kindly sends the Packet the following particulars of his career in the city, and illness:- I am taking the liberty of writing a few lines to you about John Cotton, who died so suddenly on Friday morning, December 4th. Knowing that you always take a great interest in all Orillia boys, and having been in close touch with him from the time he came to the city, in October 1902, until his death. John Cotton, fourth son of Daniel Cotton, Orillia, came to Toronto, and joined the Police Force on October 7th, 1902, being attached to No. 2 Division, for his training. I myself was his drill instructor for the first two months. He created a very favourable impression by his fine appearance and by his good nature. After undergoing his probationary training at No. 2 Division, he passed his examination, and was assigned to No. 3 Division for regular duty, on December 1st, 1902, where he continued to serve till March 1st, 1903, when he left the Force to take a position with the People’s Life Assurance Co. Col. Grasett and all the other officers, and his comrades who had come in contact with him, were loathe to part with him, and regretted his resignation, as they saw a bright future before him in the Force. Mr. Cotton stayed with the insurance company two months, when he left it to take a position as salesman with the T. Eaton Co. where he soon rose to the position of floor walker, which position he filled till Saturday, November 21st, when he was taken ill with typhoid fever. He entered Grace Hospital on the following Tuesday, under the care of Dr. Thomson, formerly of Waubaushene and Orillia. On December 1st, it was found that he had developed diphtheria, and although everything was done for him that was possible, he gradually grew worse. His father and eldest brother arrived in the city at 8 o’clock on Friday morning, not knowing the end was so near. But at 9:30 he passed away, and was buried at 4:30 the same day in Mount Pleasant cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the whole Police Force in their sad bereavement.

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GEORGE McLEAN

The Orillia Packet, June 29, 1911

CRAIGHURST - Mr. Geo. McLean, after an illness lasting some months, passed to rest on Tuesday afternoon. His illness was due to senile weakness. Although most of the time he was confined to his bed, he retained his mental faculties and was able to converse with his friends to the last. He died not more than fifty rods from where he was born, nearly eighty years ago. He was the last of four sons and three daughters, the family of the late George McLean, a native of Scotland. Deceased was twice married, first to Harriet, daughter of the late J. Sissons of Crown Hill. By this marriage there was no family. The second marriage was to Christina A., daughter of the late Geo. Ingram of Medonte. By this union there were one son, G.B. McLean of Barrie, and two daughters, one of whom is the wife of the Rev. J.H. Kidd of Blackstock; the other, Miss Alice, at home. His wife also survives him. Mr. McLean was a successful farmer. His produce, both in stock and field crops, always was of the best, and was much sought by purchasers. It was a remarkable feature that during his lifetime, except that when a young man he spent probably a couple of years in the copper mines on Lake Superior, he was not more than a few days at a time from his home and from work. Through life he was an excellent neighbour. The funeral took place from his late residence on Friday. The Rev. C.F. Harper, assisted by the Rev. Geo. Craw, conducted the funeral service at the home and Presbyterian cemetery, whither the body was followed by a large cortege of friends and neighbours. Six nephews, D. McLean, G. McLean, J. Jamieson, Dr. Geo. Jamieson, Jno. Emms, and C. Ambler, were pallbearers.

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CHRISTINA MORRISON McLEOD

The Orillia Packet, June 22, 1911

TOWNSHIP OF ORO - The Collingwood Enterprise says: Shockingly sudden was the death of Mrs. John McLeod, Eighth line, on Friday afternoon. Though not in very robust health for some time, she was always able to be about her household duties. On Friday afternoon she was engaged in ironing, as Mr. McLeod came to the house to have a short rest. Mrs. McLeod went to another room to prepare a place for him to lie down and in two or three minutes he went into the room after her, and was shocked to find her lying partly across the bed, breathless. He called his daughter who was in the house, and together they tried to administer restoratives, but it was of no avail, the vital spart had fled.. The deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Duncan, at Broomhill, Manitoba; Mrs. A. Campbell, Oro, and Miss Catherine, at home.

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JOHN ISAAC REID

The Orillia Packet, June 8, 1911

UHTHOFF - Many friends here learned with regret of the death on Saturday, June 3rd, of John Isaac Reid, son of the late Isaac Reid of Uhthoff. Mr. Reid, who left here seven years ago for Hamilton, and who has been in the employ of the Union Drawn Steel Co. as a stationary engineer, was ill for about two months. He was forty-nine years of age, and was born in Manvers. He leaves a widow and an adopted daughter. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters- Johnston Reid, of Norway House; and Samuel Reid, who is in Saskatchewan; Mrs. C.C. Calverley, of Norway House, and Mrs. Higgerson, of Hamilton. He was a Mason and an Orangeman, and the latter Society held a service in Hamilton on Sunday evening. The body was brought to Orillia, and interred in St. James's cemetery, the Rev. Canon Greene officiating.

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CHARLES ALEXANDER HARVIE

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 15, 1948

On Thursday, June 24, Charles Alexander Harvie, died suddenly in St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, in is 62nd year. He was born at Forest Home, a son of the late Thomas M. Harvie and Sarah Sutter. He spent the early part of his life in this district, moving to Toronto 34 years ago where he operated a garage. Thirty five years ago he married Annie Elizabeth Rankin, who predeceased him five years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ben John (Jean), and Mrs. Clifford Gamble ( Margaret) and six grandchildren, all of Toronto, one sister, Mrs. Joseph Miller of Grenard and a brother Mr. O. Ball of Orillia. He attended the Bracondale Gospel Hall in Toronto. A service was held in Toronto conducted by Mr. William Hynd of Hamilton and Mr. Fred Watson of Toronto. At Orillia a service was conducted by Mr. Fred Watson. The pallbearers were six cousins, Frank Harvie, Ken Harvie, Robert Harvie, Alex. Harvie, Charles Harvie and James Harvie. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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RICHARD ROY REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 15, 1948

A well known resident of Orillia and district, Richard Roy Reid died suddenly on Tuesday, July 6. Mr. Reid had gone to a farm on the fifth concession of the Township of Orillia and on the evening of July 6 he was discovered lying in the barn under a horse. It was believed that he had collapsed and died as the result of high blood pressure and a heart condition and had been dead for six hours before he was found by James Reid, who is no relation. Mr. Reid was born on December 23, 1894, at Fairvalley in Medonte son of the late Richard Reid and Mrs. Archie Spence. He lived on the farm for ten years and has resided in the Township of Orillia for nearly twenty years. He engaged in farming, trucking and cattle buying. Mr. Reid is survived by his wife, formerly Mary Elizabeth Phillips; one son Harry and four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. I.W. Baker of Orillia, Mrs. Harry Phillips of Orillia, Mrs. R.J. Holditch and Mrs. Don Coopman of Toronto, and Bert and David of Orillia. The funeral service was taken by the Rev. A.R. Chidwick. The pallbearers were Joseph and William Reid, Duncan Mathewson, Elmer Patterson, Thomas Ball and Bert Calverley. Interment was made in St. James's cemetery.

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KENNETH DURNFORD

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 5, 1948

Mr. Kenneth Durnford, a resident of the district most of his life, died in the Soldiers Memorial hospital, Orillia, on Thursday, January 29. He was in his 32nd year. About three weeks ago he underwent an operation and was on his way to recovery when he contracted pleurisy. He was recovering from this and was to have left the hospital on Sunday, when he suddenly took a turn for the worse and died very suddenly. For the past two years he has been sailing on the C.P.R. steamship, Manitoba, on the Great Lakes, and he made his home with his brother Frank, at North River, during the winter months. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Durnford, are both dead, but he is survived by three brothers and two sisters, George and Jack and Jeffie Durnford, of Toronto, Frank at North River, and Mrs. Jack Walker, of Coldwater. He was a member of the Coldwater Orange Lodge. The funeral service was held at the home of Mrs. Walker, and was conducted by the Rev. J.R. Holden. The pallbearers were Allan Hill, Percy McIndoo, Walter Hawke, Frank Gleadall, Drew Gleadall and Cecil Biggs. Interment will be in Coldwater. The service was very largely attended and there were a number of floral tributes, including a beautiful spray from the deceased's shipmates on the Manitoba.

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WILLIAM MARSHALL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan. 15, 1948

One of Orillia's oldest residents, William Marshall, died at his home 77 Matchedash street, South, on Friday, January 9. He was in his 96th year, and despite his advanced age, enjoyed good health until about a week before his death. He was born in London, England, a son of Charles Marshall and Henrietta Vance, and he came to the United States with his parents when quite young. Later, while still a young man, he came to Canada to live. Twenty-nine years ago, he moved to Orillia and has resided here since that time. He operated the old Royal Theatre on Mississaga street, East, and continued to operate it when it was transferred into the Princess Theatre. He continued to do this until it was sold to the Famous Players Corporation in 1941. Before coming to Orillia he lived at Elmsdale and at Sutton, and was engaged in lumbering, later becoming a Government surveyor, helping to survey Algonquin Park. Mr. Marshall was married twice. His first wife died some years ago, and he married her sister, Mary Ann Simpson, who survives him. He had three children by his first wife, Mrs. L. Moore, of Capreol, Mrs. M. Manhart, of Los Angeles, and Ernest Marshall, of Trail, B.C. Eight children of his second marriage also survive. They are Chas. Marshall, of Kirkland Lake, Ralph O. Marshall, of Orillia, Mrs. L.H. Vicary, of Orillia, Mrs. William Scavell, of Penetanguishene, Myron I. Marshall, of Maxville, Ontario, Mrs. Charles Scott, of Orillia, Alonzo E. Marshall, of Gravenhurst and Mrs. Lawrence Connor of Peterborough. Another daughter, Mrs. Charles Hayward, of Elmsdale, died about ten years ago. Mr. Marshall is survived by a sister, Mrs. M.J. Smith, of Toronto, and a brother, Charles, of Toronto. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at Doolittle Bros. funeral home, and interment was made in St. James's cemetery. The service was conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon A.G. Emmet and the pallbearers were three sons, Ralph, Alonzo and Myron Marshall; a brother-in-law, Isaac Simpson, of Huntsville, and two sons-in-law, W.M. Seavell and L. Connor.
DITTO - DEATHS - MARSHALL - At his residence, 77 Matchedash street, South, Orillia, on Friday, January 9, 1948, William Marshall, husband of Mary Ann Simpson, in his 96th year. The funeral took place from Doolittle Bros. Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Orillia cemetery.

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JOHN CAMERON

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 15, 1948

John H. Cameron of Oro, died at the Hillcrest Hospital, Orillia, on Monday, June 28, after six weeks illness. He was born in Rugby nearly 78 years ago the eldest son of the late Donald Cameron of Atherley and Annie McLean. He spent his early years in Mara. In 1997 he married Nellie Johnston of Forest Home. Later they moved to South Newstead, N.Y., where his wife died in 1922. In 1932 he returned to Oro and has resided there till his recent illness. He always took real interest in all kinds of church work. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Crawford of Mitchell Square, and four grandchildren, and four sisters and one brother, Miss Annie Cameron, and Mrs. Dave Cooper, of Mitchell Square, Mrs. John Prophet, Hawkestone, Mrs. Arthur Woolman, Lynden, and Robert, of Forest home. The service was held at Doolittle's Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert D. Guthrie of Bethel Baptist church, assisted by student pastor George Stephens of Mitchell Square. Interment was made in St. Andrew's cemetery. The pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, Mr. Miller, William and Miller Johnston of Forest Home, Roy Gray and Harold Prophet of Hawkestone; Hilliard Prophet of Englehart.

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SARAH CURRIE GILLESPIE

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 25, 1909

NEVIS - One by one the early pioneers of this township are passing away. This week we report the removal of another, Sarah Currie, relict of the late Malcolm Gillespie, who predeceased her but eleven months, at the residence of her son Malcolm, junior, on the 12th instant, at the ripe age of seventy-six, to a day. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Islay, Scotland, in the year 1833, and immigrated with her parents, she being one of a large family who settled in Mariposa township. In 1855 she was married, and with Mr. Gillespie settled in Oro, where they hewed out for.......until death removed them. Five years ago deceased fell and sustained a severe fracture, which confined her to her room many months, at which time it was doubtful whether she could survive the shock. However, a robust constitution prevailed, and for some time previous to the fatal stroke she enjoyed a measure of good health and buoyant spirits. A sudden stroke of paralysis a few days before the end baffled the skill of the pysician, and carried her beyond human aid or sympathy. Thus an early pioneer, a useful and cheerful member of the community, and a fond parent, has passed to her reward. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian church before that body was amalgamated with the Central. Four sons, one daughter, and fourteen grandchildren survive her. John, Peter, and Malcolm reside in this neighbourhood; Duncan in Alberta, and Mrs. Chas Hastings at Jarratt. Interment took place at Knox cemetery the following Monday afternoon, when a large number of her friends and acquaintances paid their last tribute of respect to the deceased. The Rev. A. McD. Haig, Jarratt, conducted the service at the house and at the grave. Three sons and three grand.....in the silent city of the dead. Since December last, five of the older settlers, all widows, and all about the same age, 85 or 86, have been interred in Knox cemetery.
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ELIZABETH COOMBS OAKLEY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov. 7, 1940

MRS JOHN OAKLEY - Mrs. John Oakley, well known and respected resident of Matchedash, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 26. Deceased was in her sixty-seventh year and was in failing health for some time. She was a member of St. John’s Anglican church from which the burial took place. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Golden Andrews and Mrs. Wm. Kavanaugh, of Norwood, three sons, Percy, of Matchedash, Lorne, of Toronto, and Edward, at home. The pallbearers were three sons, Percy, Lorne and Edward Oakley, two nephews, Joseph and William Oakley, and her son-in-law, Golden Andrews.

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FREDERICK GEORGE WILLIAM WICE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 14, 1946

F.G.W. Wice - After a lingering illness, Frederick George William Wice died on Saturday, February 2, at Stroud, in his 77th year. Born on August 28, 1868, on the 11th line of Innisfil, he lived for some years at Crown Hill and the remainder of his life in Innisfil. A member of the United church, he was leader of the choir at Crown Hill for 15 years and added much to that group with his fine bass voice. He also served as a trustee of Crown Hill school for several years. Surviving are his wife, Florence Sarah Wilhelmina Payton; four daughters, Mrs. Tilley, (Virgia), Mrs. Kerr (Laura) of Toronto, Mrs. Partridge (Velma) of Shanty Bay, Mrs. Rix (Pearl) of Stroud, two sons, Earl and Harold of Stroud; a sister, Mrs. A. Appleton of Toronto, and a brother, Norman Wice, of Stroud. The funeral service conducted by the Rev. L.S. Paisley was held at St. James United church, Stroud, on Tuesday, February 5. Relatives and friends were present from Toronto, Aurora, Bradford, Newmarket, Orillia, Coldwater, Edgar, Crown Hill, Barrie, Shanty Bay, Dalston and Anten Mills. The pallbearers were Sergt. Duncan Tilley, Donald Wice, Howard and Morris Partridge, Gordon Rix and Norman Tuck. Interment was made in St. James cemetery, Stroud.

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ALICE EGO McCALLUM

The Orillia News-Letter, April 18th 1928

JARRATT - It was learned with very much regret that Mrs. Daniel McCallum had passed away on Monday evening. Mrs. McCallum was but a young woman and beloved by all who knew her. She was taken to the hospital on Monday morning with pneumonia and passed away Monday evening. Her maiden name was Miss Alice Ego. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ego, parents of the deceased, Mrs. Wm. Beeton, Mrs. Hilton Cook, Gerald and Horace, all whom live near here. Much sympathy is extended to the family and husband in the loss of a loving wife and daughter. Funeral Wednesday afternoon.
DITTO - DEATH - MCCALLUM - At Orillia, on April 16, 1928 Alice Robena Ego, wife of Daniel McCallum in her 30th year. Interment Knox cemetery.

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WILLIAM ROBERTSON

The Orillia News-Letter, June 20, 1928

THE LATE WILLIAM ROBERTSON, ORO - The death of William Robertson, son of Mrs. William Robertson and the late Mr. Robertson, of Oro, occurred in the Orillia Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, June 10th. He was in his 64th year, and had been around as usual until Thursday, when he was seized with a serious illness. He was taken to the hospital, where he was operated on. Mr. Robertson was of a kindly disposition, well liked by all the friends and neighbors. He was always ready to help others in any way he could, and he will be missed at home and in the neighboring vicinity. He leaves to mourn his loss his aged mother, who is in her 94th year, also three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Shaw and Mrs. D. Storey, and Miss Janet Robertson, also two brothers, John and Peter, at home. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Ellis, of Jarratt, at his late home, and at Knox cemetery on Tuesday. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. Woodrow, Archie Woodrow, James Woodrow, Everett McNiven, Eden and Merwin Storey. Those who attended the funeral were his aunt, Mrs. D. Campbell, of Barrie; Mrs. J.N. Carter, Miss Lois Carter, Miss Mabel Campbell, of Barrie; Mr. John Campbell of Vespra; Mr. Peter Campbell, Mrs. L. Campbell, Mrs. Ward and Mr. Baker, of Toronto; Mr. Eden and Miss Jennie Storey, of Detroit, Michigan. Included in the floral tributes were a pillow from the family; sprays from Miss Mary and Mr. Jack Galbraith, Mr. and Mrs. D. Storey and family, Mrs. J. Cook and Mr. Will McPhee, of Jarratt; Mrs. and Miss McNiven, Mr. J. Crawford, Misses Mary and Maggie Martin; spray from the Ladies' Aid of Willis Presbyterian church and from Mr. and Mrs. L. Campbell, and many others. Deepest sympathy is extended to the sorrowing friends and relatives in their loss.

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LUKE LEATHERDALE

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 28, 1945

DEATH OF LUKE LEATHERDALE - Luke Leatherdale, resident of Coldwater for sixty years, passed away at his residence on Friday morning, June 22, in his 83rd year. Although the deceased had been in failing health for about eight years he had not been confined to bed and had retained an active interest in the affairs of the day and events of the times. He enjoyed visitors and the children especially and neighbours on the street were daily callers. He was ever a cheerful person and most patient in the years he was confined to the house following an active career and years of good health. One of eleven children, Luke Leatherdale was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Leatherdale, of Jarratt, pioneer parents, who came from England and Ireland, respectively. Like his father, who established a carriage business at Jarratt, Luke and his brother, John, who is ten year’s Luke’s senior, came to Coldwater and for a period of thirty years were engaged in the Leatherdale Carriage Works. He also helped in the construction of the track laid by the Toronto Construction Company for the C.P.R. from Moncton to Plaster Rock, N.B., and later on the same railroad from Toronto to Montreal, also on the road from Port McNicoll to Orillia. Following that he was foreman of the repair sheds in Belleville for four years. He was an expert blacksmith. Early in his married life he spent the greater part of a year in Vancouver, B.C., where he purposed to move his family, but decided in favour of remaining in Coldwater. On August 12 last year Mr. Leatherdale celebrated his diamond wedding day, marking his union with Amelia Julia Boyd, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd, of Eady, a well known and highly esteemed pioneer family. His sister, Mrs. Ira Haselton (Annie), of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who was the bridesmaid for Mrs. Leatherdale, was present at the funeral. Luke Leatherdale had been a member of the Oddfellows Lodge for about fifty-five years and was very proud of his 50 year jewel. He had been a lover of the out-of-doors and for 36 consecutive years was a member of the Moonstone Hunt Club with a camp at Lost Channel on the Severn River never missed a fall deer hunt with his live-long friend, George Shannon. The party got their count of deer every season. Mr. Leatherdale started travelling on the Severn River when there was not a building of any kind on the entire river. With others he went first to Buck’s Island near the Little Chute. In those days sportsmen thought nothing of rowing from Coldwater to Lost Channel, a trip of 30 miles with three portages. Of their union there were four children, Mrs. H.A. Livingstone (Elsie), Shelburne; William Boyd Leatherdale, D.D.S., and Nellie, of Coldwater, and Arnot, who gave his life in the Great War. There are two grandchildren, Elizabeth Livingstone Bythell, wife of Captain Donald C. Bythell (army), Toronto, overseas, and Hugh Livingstone, R.C.A.F., of Shelburne. Of his brothers and sisters there are living Mrs. Ira Haselton, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Mrs. D. McKinley ( Elizabeth), Orillia, both of whom attended the funeral, and Mrs. Frank Knore ( Margaret), Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mr. John Leatherdale, of Dunnville. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, the Rev. L.E. Gosselin, from his residence which he built for his bride in 1883, to St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia, on Monday, June 25. The pallbearers were Arthur Dunlop, Percy Shannon, Charles Eplett, William Pheasant, Lloyd Letherby and Edward Jackman. A cousin, Donald Leatherdale, of Vancouver, arrived in time to be present at the funeral. His grandson, coming on furlough from British Columbia, did not arrive until Wednesday. The only granddaughter, Mrs. Bythell, suffered a double bereavement in that her father-in-law, the Rev. John R. Bythell, formerly Church of England rector at Markdale, died also on Friday, June 22, and his funeral services were held at Markdale on Monday, also at 3 o’clock.

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NICHOLAS LANGMAN

The Orillia Packet, May 23, 1879

The late Nicholas Langman was one of the settlers of 1831. He was a Cornishman. When he selected his location the wilderness around Bass Lake was almost impassable even to Indians, and the existence of Mud Lake in the immediate vicinity was for some time unknown. Mr. Langman chose a partner from the Emerald Isle, and by his energy and industry soon attained a position of comfort and competence. He reared a large family, who are now widely settled. His death proceeded less from any special disease than from a general decay or wearing out of the vital powers, a rusting, so to speak, of the machinery. The remains were attended to the grave by a large number of descendants, relatives, and neighbours. It is evident that the hardships endured by the first settlers neither injured their health nor shortened their lives, and it is very doubtful that the more luxurious living and higher civilization enjoyed by their children will carry them through the same length of days.

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ISAAC FELL

The Orillia Packet, May 23, 1879

The number of the old settlers has again been reduced by the death of Mr. Fell, who came out from London, England, soon after 1832. He lived at first in Toronto; afterwards kept store for a time in Orillia, at the corner now occupied by Mr. T.B. Mitchell, and finally settled in Oro, where he reared a large family. Mr. Fell narrowly escaped being a rich man- his grandfather having been a British officer who received from the crown a grant of six hundred acres of land on the spot now occupied by the city of Baltimore. When the colonies achieved their independence, the Fells became U. E. Loyalists, and left the country, unfortunately in such haste as to secure no proof of their right to the property. Even a family register would have been sufficient afterwards to reinstate them. And so through having been impoverished by the fortunes of war, Mr. Fell decided to carve out a home in the wilds of Canada. He was a man of good education and great intelligence, but for several years before his death had been comparatively helpless from partial paralysis or hemiplegia.
DITTO - DIED - In Wednesday, 21st instant, Mr. Isaac Fell, of Oro, aged 67.

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COLIN CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet, July 13, 1877

DIED - At his residence, Lot 9, 1st Con., Eldon, on the 3rd July, Colin Campbell, father of Mr. Colin Campbell, of Beaverton, aged 64 years. Deceased was a native of Islay, Argyle, Scotland.

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JAMES MCKENZIE

The Orillia Packet, July 27, 1877

DIED - At Uptergrove, on July 10th, Mr. James McKenzie, aged 60 years, a native Argyleshire, Scotland.

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DUNCAN MCCUAIG

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 17, 1877

DIED - At Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland, on July 6th, Duncan McCuaig, aged 84 years, brother of Mr. Henry McCuaig, of Oro, and of the late Mrs. Janet Campbell who died in Oro last winter at the advanced age of 97 years.

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MRS. JOHN JAMIESON

The Orillia Packet, June 28, 1878

Mrs. Jamieson, of Medonte, whose death we record, was another of our pioneers. Along with her husband and children, she came to this country from Coupar in Fife, about forty years ago, and has led an active and industrious life with unimpared faculties until her last illness. She survived her husband just 10 years, and leaves a large number of descendants, including no less than 25 great grandchildren.
DITTO - DIED - On Monday, 24th inst., Mrs. John Jamieson, of Medonte, aged 86 years.

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JANET MCCUAIG CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet, March 9, 1877

ORO - We find the following in the Presbyterian of last week:- Died, in the township of Oro, on the 14th ult., at the residence of her son-in-law, Alex. Graham, Esq., Mrs. Jessie Campbell, in the 97th year of her age. Mrs. Campbell was one of the oldest and most faithful friends of our church. She was a native of Islay, Argyle, Scotland. Left a widow sixty years ago, she brought her fatherless family of seven children to this country and settled in Oro. The number of her lineal descendants- children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren- now living, far exceeds one hundred. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in the township.
The Orillia Packet, Feb 16, 1877 - DIED - In Oro, On Feb. 14, 1877, Janet McCuaig, for 68 years the widow of the late John Campbell, of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland, aged 99 years and four months; fondly beloved by over 100 descendants, and a large circle of relations and friends.

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W.P. CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet, July 15, 1892

TOWNSHIP OF ORILLIA - The late W.P. Campbell was born in the County Monaghan, Ireland, in November, 1826. He came to Canada with his father and family, and after remaining some time in Brockville, removed to Little York in 1830. About 1834 the family settled in Orillia, where William remained working on his farm until about 1848, when he went to the western part of the province,and followed the edge tool business. When Minnesota began settling up he emigrated thither, and took up land, but afterward engaged in blacksmithing, chiefly heavy, such as mill work. By the failure of a bank he lost a considerable amount, and afterwards by the insolvency of a man for whom he had done mill work he again lost heavily. He then returned to Orillia and continued farming until his health failed, about ten years ago. He was the second son of the late Captain William Campbell, and his wife, who predeceased him one month, was descended from United Empire Loyalists. Seven children mourn their loss- the eldest twenty years and the youngest four months old. The late Captain Campbell fought in the war of 1812-15. He was captain of a Company in the Royal Scots, (Lieutenant Colonel Gordon) and afterwards commanded a Company of the Glengarry Light Infantry, and took part in many battles between Montreal and Black Rock, where he led the forlorn hope. He was at the taking of York, and at Stoney Creek, when Major Robinson fell, Captain Campbell, being the next senior officer, took command of the regiment.

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THOMAS GOFFATT, sr.

The Orillia Packet, June 26, 1891

MR. THOMAS GOFFATT, sr., died on Saturday night. He was born on the borders of Roxboroughshire, in June, 1814, and in early life carried on an extensive sheep and cattle business in Scotland. In 1860 he immigrated to Canada, coming direct to Orillia. During the last year his strong constitution has been perceptibly failing, and for six months he grew weaker and suffered intensely from an internal rumour. Remarkably shrewd, active, intelligent, and neighbourly, he was widely known and much esteemed. His wife died twelve years ago. He leaves one son, the respected Postmaster of Orillia, and two daughters- Mrs. T.M. Robinson, of Muskoka, and Mrs. Benjamin Gill, Orillia. The funeral on Tuesday was large. The pallbearers were: Messrs. J.J. Hatley, G.J. Booth, James Millard, A.D. Hewett, Charles Jackson and Angus McKay. The Rev. Canon Greene, assisted by the Venerable Rural Dean Stewart, long Mr. Goffatt’s pastor, and who enjoyed sweet communion with his departing parishioner, read the beautiful burial service of the Church of England, at the church and cemetery. The Salvation Army, in whom deceased had taken a warm interest, attended in a body. The Choir of St. James’s church led the singing of appropriate hymns, expressive of sorrow,” but not as those without hope.”

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CHRISTOPHER SHIRE

The Orillia Packet, July 10, 1891

Christopher Shire was the son of Chas. Shire, one of the first settlers. He was an intelligent neighbour, and industrious man. Failing health induced him to dispose of his farm in Medonte and remove to Orillia, in the hope that rest and medical assistance might bring alleviation of pain; but no improvement followed, and on Monday he succumbed to dyspepsia and its results. He leaves a widow, and one son is a photographer here.
DITTO - DEATHS - SHIRE - At Orillia, on Tuesday, July 7th, 1891, Christopher Shire, aged 57 years, 2 months.
The Orillia Packet, August 21, 1891- JARRATT'S CORNERS - The life of the late Christopher Shire, formerly of this place, will long be remembered by his neighbours. When here, his kind and genial disposition won the esteem of all who met him. He was loved much, but Jesus loved him more and took him home to be with Himself. He leaves a widow, one daughter and two sons, who have the sympathy of the entire community.

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MRS. BRIZETTE

The Orillia Packet, July 10, 1891

As one of our oldest residents, the death lately of Mrs. Brizette should be mentioned. She was the mother of the late Mrs. Fraser, who was well known and highly esteemed in Orillia. Mrs. Brizette was between 90 and 100. Her husband died a few years back at the age of 104. The old lady was most active, cheerful, and industrious, and did not seem more than 70. Her home was near Victoria Harbour, but when her last (and probably first) illness came on, she removed to her daughter's at Penetanguishene, where she died after a very short illness.

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WILLIAMINA ROBERTSON

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 6, 1913

On Friday last Williamina Robertson, the widow of the late James Scott, passed away, after an illness of twelve years, during five of which she was confined to bed. She was born at Ferntosh, Ross-shire, Scotland, on December 6th, 1822, and came to this province with her husband in 1872, residing first at Cannington and Haliburton. In 1884 they moved to South Orillia, where Mr. Scott died the following year. Mrs. Scott moved into town in 1901. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D.P. Thomson of South Orillia, and Miss Joan of Orillia, and four sons, Robert, in Orillia; Alexander C., of Marquette; Thomas P., of Milwaukee, and James D., of East Toronto. All were present at the funeral, which was conducted by the Rev. F.W. Anderson, M.A., deceased having been a member of the Presbyterian Church. The pallbearers were her four sons and two grandsons, Messrs. James and Thomas Thomson. The eldest daughter, Mary remained in Britain when the family came to Canada, and on the 23rd of January; a cablegram was received that she had died, at Hampstead, England, of anaemia, thus preceding her mother from earth by one week.

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ELIZA HEWITT

The Orillia Packet, April 24, 1913

CROWN HILL - Mrs. Hewitt, senior, was laid to rest in the union cemetery here on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Hewitt had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Armitage, of Barrie, at whose home she died. The Rev. E.R.J. Biggs of Barrie conducted the service. Mrs. Hewitt had reached the age of eighty seven. She leaves a family of sons, daughters and grandchildren.

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ANGUS CURRIE

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 9, 1881

The fate of Angus Currie, late of East Oro, is that of many young men who leave our Province in hope of making a rapid fortune. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mr. Alex. Harvie.
DITTO - DEATHS - In Pinkin, Colorado, on Wednesday, August 24, 1881, of Typhoid fever, Angus Currie, aged 23 years.

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JOHN EPLETT

The Orillia Packet, Oct. 28, 1881

COLDWATER - It is our sad task to record the death of Mr. John Eplett, to whose serious illness reference was made last week. Rapid progress marked the stages of his illness, consumption, until Tuesday evening, when he died. His death, though expected, has cast a gloom over the entire community, where he was well known for his sterling honesty, sobriety, and untiring industry. The deceased was the son of the late John Eplett, who settled in Medonte in 1832, and was born in 1838, being at the time of his death in his 43rd year. About 9 years ago he disposed of his farm in the township and came to this village, where he engaged in the mercantile business, which proved remunerative. The deceased has left a wife, four sons, and three daughters. Mr. S.D. Eplett, postmaster, is the only surviving member of the Eplett family who came in 1832 to Medonte.
DITTO - COLDWATER - The funeral sermon of the late John Eplett was preached in the forenoon of last Sunday by Rev. R. Strahan. On Friday last, the remains of the late Mr. John Eplett were consigned to their last resting place in St. George's Church burying ground, Medonte, when a large number were present to pay the last token of respect to the memory of the deceased.
DITTO - DEATHS - At Coldwater, Oct. 18th, John Eplett, merchant, aged 43 years.

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J.H.S. DRINKWATER

The Orillia Packet, November 11, 1881

With deep regret we anounce the death of Mr. J.H.S. Drinkwater, one of the oldest and most respected of Orillia pioneers, which occurred early on Monday morning. The late Mr. Drinkwater was born, we believe, either in London or in the south-eastern part of England, not many miles away from it, and came to this country with his father and sisters in the summer of 1832, and soon after settled at Northbrook, and ever since his home has been there. Previously to coming to Canada, the family sojourned for a short time in France, and for a year or two in Louisiana, U.S. His father, a medical man, though not practising his profession except gratuitously among his friends and neighbours, and the other members of the family, went back to England in 1841, where he died , "full of days," some twelve or fifteen years since. Some time previous to their departure, the then junior Mr. Drinkwater was married to the eldest daughter of the Rev. George Hallen- at that time settled in Medonte, and at present living in Toronto, beloved by all who know him- who survives him. Three sons, were born to them, one of whom died many years since. In addition to his farming operations, Mr. Drinkwater built one of the first saw-mills erected in the township of Orillia, which was a great convenience to the neighbouring settlers. Formerly he took an active part in local affairs, was a field officer in the militia, and assisted to put down the insane rebellion of 1837. He continued to act as a magistrate until the last few years, and he was always distinguished for strict impartiality and urbanity on the Bench. Always very fond of his dog and gun, being an excellent shot, he persevered in his favourite amusement even after he was partially incapacitated by paralysis, and until quite lately indulged in the hope of having another chance at the snipe. Our fellow townsmen need hardly be told of his evident indomitable determination to keep about as long as God should spare his life, and many of our country readers have no doubt often met him in his daily drives in all weathers. This notice would be considered imperfect, if we did not mention that our respected friend who has just gone from us was a Conservative of Conservatives and a Churchman of Churchmen. Though some of us may have considered his opinions more advanced than our own, we all respected his downright honesty in following his own convictions, and his straightforwardness in avowing them.
The Orillia Packet, Nov. 18, 1881 - DEATHS - On the 6th Nov., at his residence, Northbrook, Orillia, J.H.S. Drinkwater, aged 74, R.I.P.

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JOHN FERRIS NELSON

The Orillia Packet, 14 Nov 1890

John Nelson, of Bass Lake, was one of our old settlers and long one of our best known men. He left the North of Ireland more than sixty years age, spent some time in the United States, and for many years was an engineer in different places. Forty-five years ago he took up his residence on his fine farm between the Coldwater Road and Bass Lake, where he brought up a very large family. When our Agricultural Society was started he was one of its first members and continued to identify himself with it. He held the office of pathmaster on the main road for forty years. Intelligent and witty, shrewd and obliging, a frequent visitor to town almost to the last, he made many attached friends, and will be missed by old and young.
DITTO - DEATHS - NELSON - At Price’s Corners, on the 12th of November, 1890, John Ferris Nelson, aged 81 years, 9 months. Funeral today at 1 o’clock P.M.

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DONALD BELL

The Orillia Packet, March 18, 1881

Mr. Donald Bell, who died in Nottawasaga on the 6th instant, at the age of 81, was one of the pioneers of this county. The Stayner Sun says he emigrated to Canada from Argyleshire in 1833, and settled in Glengarry, where he remained for nine years. He was for two years a member of the Glengarry Militia, and took part in quelling the rebellion of 1837. He then moved to Nottawasaga, and bought a homestead of three hundred acres, on which he remained until his death. Six sons and one daughter survive him. He leaves one brother in Canada, Mr. A. Bell, of Singhampton, Clerk of the township.

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CHARLES MCINNES

The Orillia Packet, Jan 16, 1913

DEATH OF CAPT. MCINNES - Known Figure In Orillia Passes Away on Tuesday. Captain Charles McInnes passed quietly away on Tuesday morning, in his seventy fifth year. For three years he had been suffering from Bright's disease, which gradually gained upon him. He rallied somewhat during the summer, but has been growing gradually weaker since. His death removes one who has been a prominent figure in the community for more than a generation past. Captain McInnes was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, where he was born in 1839. He came to Canada with his father in 1854. The following year he began his sailing career on Lake Simcoe, on the schooner Queen. The next year he went to the upper lakes, where he earned his papers as a master at an unusually early age, and where he had many exciting experiences. 1875 saw him back in Orillia, where he built a shingle mill on the site where Vick's mill now stands. When the midland Railway went through it bought out the mill. In partnership with the late W.H. Carpenter, afterwards Sheriff of the County of Bruce, Capt. McInnes took a contract from the Mackenzie Government for transporting emigration into Manitoba by what was known as the Dawson route. They made money at this, notwithstanding the difficulties connected with the work. After completing this contract, Capt. McInnes returned to the shipping business on the lakes. He owned several vessels, and met with varying fortunes, one of his frigates being burned and again shipwrecked. After the latter experience, Captain McInnes returned to Orillia, resolved to retire from active life. This was in 1885. But a year's idleness was enough, and he then built the Orillia, since lengthened and renamed the Islay, and opened a summer resort at Strawberry Island. He has been engaged in this business ever since. Captain McInnes was twice married, his first wife died a few years after their marriage and none of the children survive, though one daughter lived to marry a Mr. Sooth of Collingwood. His second wife survives with two sons, John of Orillia, and Charles of Kansas City; and two daughters, Mrs. Campbell of London, Ontario, and Miss Lillie, at home. The funeral will take place this afternoon, from the family residence, Neywash street.

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COLIN MCKINLAY

The Orillia Packet, October 1, 1880

Mr. Colin McKinlay came here from Argyleshire, Scotland, and was one of the pioneers of this town; and if we mistake not, the first tailor in Orillia. He soon gave up that business and assisted Mr. Dallas in keeping store for many years. From the first he was closely identified with the Presbyterian Church. He was one of the first Sunday school teachers, the first Elder, and the first Precentor. His life was one of consistent piety.

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DONALD BUCHANAN

The Orillia Packet, July 18, 1890

In Donald Buchanan another pioneer has gone over to the great majority. In 1832 he emigrated from Scotland, and settled in the wilderness near Bass Lake, where he hewed out a good farm and reared a family in respectability and comfort. He was a good neighbour and a man of industry and much intelligence.
DITTO - DEATHS - BUCHANAN - At Bass Lake, Oro, on Wednesday, July 16, Donald Buchanan, aged 67 years.

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COLL ROBERTSON

The Orillia Packet, April 11, 1912

COLL ROBERTSON'S DEATH. Passes Away At Mount Clemens After Illness Of Ten Days.- His many friends in Orillia heard with much regret on Tuesday morning of the death of Mr. Coll Robertson, at Mount Clemens. Few here knew of his illness, which had lasted about ten days. Heart failure was the cause of death. He had never completely recovered from the shock of the automobile accident from which he suffered a couple of years ago. Mr. Robertson, who was in his eighty-sixth year, was a native of Islay, Scotland. He came to Canada with his parents in 1854, and settled in Oro. He carried on a general store near Mitchell Square, and afterwards at Sebright. About twenty years ago he came to Orillia. He built four or five houses at the corner of Smith street and the Coldwater road. He also carried on a small grocery business there. He became well known in town, serving two terms in the Town Council. He was also widely known throughout the surrounding country, his unfailing Scotch wit making him a great favourite at country tea meetings. He was an elder in the Orillia Presbyterian Church, and an honorary member of the Sons of Scotland. In politics he was a Scotch Reformer. Mr. Robertson married the widow of the late Duncan Gilchrist, of Oro, who survives him, with one daughter, Mrs. J.S. Reid, of Mount Clemens, Michigan, with whom he has resided since 1904. The body was brought to Orillia yesterday, and will be interred in St. Andrew's cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the Presbyterian church at three o'clock.
The Orillia Packet, April 11, 1912 - It is hard to realize that Coll Robertson is really gone, and that we shall no more see him on his usual summer visits to old Orillia. His shrewd wit and kindly humour, coupled with an exceptional readiness of speech on and off the platform, made Mr. Robertson for many years one of the most interesting figures in Orillia, and his removal to Michigan a few years ago was universally regretted. Many will no doubt gather this afternoon at the Presbyterian church, ( of which Mr. Robertson was, during his residence here, an honoured Elder) to take part in the funeral service. Mrs. Robertson and her daughter, Mrs. Reid, will have the heartfelt sympathy of many old friends here in their sorrow.
The Orillia Packet April 18, 1912 - The funeral of the late Coll Robertson was held on Thursday afternoon. The body was accompanied from Mount Clemens by Mr. Robertson's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Reid. While the casket lay in the Presbyterian church, an opportunity was given the many friends present to look for the last time on the features of the deceased. A fitting and impressive service was conducted by the Rev. F.W. Anderson, M.A. The pallbearers were Messrs. C.J. Miller, H. Cooke, J.R. Eaton and E.B. Alport, representing the Session and the Board of Management of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Reid left for home again by the evening train.

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MRS. CATHERINE LANGMAN

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 8, 1890

In Mrs. Joseph Langman, who died on Tuesday, we lose another of our first settlers. She came out from Ireland in 1832 and married Mr. Langman, a fellow immigrant from Cornwall; choosing a romantic spot overlooking Bass Lake, where soon the woods and wild animals gave place to fields and crops, flocks and herds. She reared a large family of sons and daughters who now have for the most part families of their own. A good neighbour, wife and mother, she enjoyed the love and esteem of a large circle of relations and friends. Long in delicate health, and latterly quite confined to bed, death finally came to her as a welcome relief. Through her long illness she was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. John C. Harvie. The funeral was large.
DITTO - DEATHS - LANGMAN - At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John C. Harvie, South Orillia, on Tuesday, August 5th, Mrs. Joseph Langman, aged 74 years.

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JOSEPH STEWART

The Orillia Packet, September 12, 1890

MARCHMONT - The late Joseph Stewart, whose decease is recorded in this issue, was born in the town of Hartford, County Washington, State of New York, on the 24th July 1840, where he lived six years, then removed with his parents to the township of Oxford, in the united counties of Leeds and Grenville. There he lived until he was 24 years of age, since which time he has resided at Marchmont. Shortly after coming to Marchmont he was married to Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann Powley. His occupation was saw milling and lumbering, until he had the misfortune to get his leg badly fractured, since which time he has kept the store and post office. Mr Stewart has been a great sufferer during the last three and a half years. His many relatives and friends have the supreme satisfaction of knowing that he was prepared for the great change, and resigned to his Heavenly Father’s will, knowing that “He doeth all things well.”
DITTO - DEATHS - STEWART - At Marchmont, on Tuesday, the 9th of September, 1890, Joseph Stewart, aged 50 years, 1 month, and 16 days.

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GEORGE ANDERSON

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 12, 1890

In George Anderson, of Oro, another of our first settlers lately passed away. In 1832 he left the County of Tipperary and settled in the woods near Hawkestone, where he cleared a farm and spent the rest of his life. Quiet and neighbourly, independent and shrewd, he made many friends among his fellow immigrants and their descendants. He leaves a widow, but no children. After the widow his property is bequeathed to relatives. Mr. Thos. J. Anderson, of this town, is his nephew.

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CHARLES CROCKER

The Orillia Packet, Oct. 3, 1890

On Monday afternoon, Charles Crocker, a young Englishman, was returning from Orillia to Washago, where he was employed. At Atherley he left the train to speak to an acquaintance, and when it was moving attempted to jump on again. Missing his hold, he fell between the cars, and the wheels passed over his abdomen. He died soon after being picked up. The body was brought to Lawson's boarding house, Peter street, Orillia, where he formerly resided, and buried in the Church of England cemetery on Wednesday. The Rev. Canon Greene read the funeral service, and Mayor Slaven and Mr. Hatley attended the funeral of the unfortunate youth, who had no relations in this country. We understand that his mother is living, in England. Crocker was well known in Orillia, having been employed at the Russell House last winter.

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MRS. W.H. BASKERVILLE

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 15, 1912

Mrs. W.H. Baskerville died suddenly at her residence in Matchedash street on Friday evening, August 9th. Deceased was sixty-three years of age, and although subject to heart trouble for some years was as well as usual, in fact was on her feet and busy up to within a few minutes of her death. Mrs. Baskerville's husband died about nine years ago. She is survived by four sons, Fred, and Harry of Toronto, John and Samuel of Orillia, and one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Thompson of Orillia. She was for over thirty years a member of the Orillia Baptist Church. The funeral on Monday was largely attended, and many beautiful floral tributes were sent. The pallbearers were Messrs. R.O. Smith, F. H. Horne, John Regan, senior, Arthur Edward Stone, and J.H. Robertson.

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DANIEL TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 8, 1912

On Monday morning Mr. Daniel Tudhope was found dead in bed at his room in the Y.M.C.A. building, where he has resided for some time. Mr. Tudhope had his dinner with his brother Mr. M.B. Tudhope on Sunday, went to his room soon after, and was not again seen alive. Daniel Tudhope was the sixth son of the late William Tudhope, and was born in Orillia in June, 1870. While quite young he went to Nanaimo, B.C., where he engaged in business. He took an active interest in lacrosse, and held the championship of the Province for the running long jump. From British Columbia he went to the United States and lived in all parts of the Union. When lacrosse was at its height and Orillia held two championships in one year, Mr. Tudhope played for the home team. Afterwards he went away and soon settled at Detroit, where he was in an automobile factory. Four years ago he had a paralytic stroke and was in a Detroit hospital for two months. He recovered sufficiently to get about again, but was never quite the same, and last February received a second stroke. Since his return from Detroit, soon after his first illness, he has been connected with the Tudhope Carriage Co. Deceased leaves his only sister, Mrs. E.F. Cooke, and five brothers, J.B., W.H., M.B., H.R., of Orillia, and George, of Vancouver. The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. W.H. Tudhope on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. F.W. Anderson, M.A., conducted the service, and the Masons took charge at the cemetery. The pallbearers were his four brothers in Orillia and two nephews, Messrs. W.O. and J.E. Tudhope. The employees of the Carriage Company marched in a body from the house to the cemetery.

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AGNES MILLER HARVIE LANGMAN

The Orillia Packet, May 2, 1890

The untimely death of Mrs. Samuel Langman, so soon after the decease of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvie, has caused general regret, and the more so because she was a wife of a very few years. For a long time delicate, her friends hoped that a change of residence and of life would have brought about an improvement, but these expectations were disappointed, as her ailments increased till after a few days of utter weakness, life’s lamp went out. She leaves a husband but no children.
DITTO - DEATHS - At Bass Lake, on the 26th ultimo, Agnes Miller Harvie, beloved wife of Samuel Langman, aged 34 years.

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ROBERT HARVIE

The Orillia Packet, April 18, 1890

Robert Harvie was one of our first settlers, having as a youth come out from Scotland in 1832 along with his parents. About 1844 he took up a hundred acres of forest on the second concession and married, spending the rest of his life in clearing and improving his farm and providing for the wants of a family. About a year ago his mind became clouded through effusion of blood on the brain, and being quiet and manageable yet taking no interest in general affairs, has been cared for at home by a son and daughter. Last week a second attack further paralysed the vital forces and hastened the end, of whose approach he seemed conscious, and knew his family and friends before his death. He leaves four sons and four daughters, most of whom are heads of families in prosperous circumstances and holding prominent positions in various parts of Canada. The Rev. R.N. Grant officiated as the funeral, which was very large.
DITTO - DEATHS - At South Orillia, on Monday, 14th April Robert Harvie, aged 70.

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HUGH REID

The Orillia Packet, April 11, 1890

JARRAT’S CORNERS - Another of our early settlers has passed away in the person of Hugh Reid, who died on March 15th, at the ripe old age of 82 years. He was a native of Islay, Scotland, and settled in Oro on the 10th concession in 1834, and has been a resident there continually since that time. His genial manners and kindly disposition made him a favourite with both old and young, as was shown by the large number attending the funeral, though the roads were almost impassable

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SIMON PETER POWLEY

The Orillia Packet, March 21, 1890

At Otay, San Diego County, California, on the 6th March, Simon Peter Powley, father of Mrs. F. Kean, Orillia, aged 74 years.
The Orillia Packet, March 28, 1890 - The late Simon Peter Powley was well known here and ranked as an old resident. Nearly forty years ago he left Kingston and settled at Marchmont, where he cleared a farm and built a mill. After a time he removed to Orillia and spent ten years here. Failing health induced him to try the climate of Kansas, and later of California, where he died. He was much respected here as a quiet charitable, and industrious man, with strong religious sentiments. He leaves a widow, a son, and three daughters, of whom Mrs. F. Kean is the eldest.

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WILLIAM HAMILTON

The Orillia Packet, March 21st 1890

HILLSDALE - Mr. William Hamilton, of this place, died on the 13th, the immediate cause of his death being influenza. He was born within two miles of Hillsdale, a son of the late John Hamilton; one of our well known pioneers, and a Waterloo veteran. Mr. Wm. Hamilton was respected and had many warm friends, He was a farmer for a number of years, and about fourteen years ago engaged in money lending, which he continued till his death. He was unmarried. Mrs. Daniel Gill, Orillia, is his sister. His brother, Mr. James Hamilton, resides on the homestead, which was granted their father, on his retirement from the 79th Highlanders, at Penetanguishene, after twenty-one years’ service. His company was sent to Penetanguishene in 1830, when they went by sail boats from Holland Landing to Orillia, marched across the portage from the foot of Coldwater street, in your town, to Coldwater village, proceeding thence in a batteau to “ye ancient village.” Mr. Gill’s brother was superintending the carpentry on the barracks, then in course of erection, afterwards used as the Provincial Reformatory for Boys. His family was three days journeying over the “Penetanguishene Road,” from the old storehouse where Barrie now stands, to Penetanguishene.
DITTO - DEATHS - At Hillsdale, on the 13th instant, William Hamilton, aged 53 years, 5 months and 11 days.

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JOHN ANDERSON

The Orillia Packet, June 25, 1880

RUGBY - Mr. John Anderson died on the 2nd inst. He came from the neighbourhood of Glasgow in 1834; lived on Yonge street for some years, and moved into the Township of Oro, where he took up land and paid for 100 acres with the proceeds of his own industry. Deceased was a consistent Presbyterian, and for many years was an Elder in Esson Church. He was of a genial, but very unassuming disposition, and took an interest, but not an active part, in public affairs. The funeral was attended by a large number of attached friends and neighbours.

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DAVID JAMIESON

The Orillia Packet, March 5, 1880

DALSTON - David Jamieson, of the 2nd con. of Vespra, was struck by a falling tree on the evening of the 27th of Feb. Besides injuries to the body, his left leg was broken below the knee so that the fragments of bones protruded through the skin. He was about three hours under the tree, and it had to be chopped through by his wife before he could be got out. A surgeon was in attendance as soon as possible, but Mr. Jamieson did not rally from the shock, and died before the following morning.
The Orillia Packet, March 12, 1880 - On Friday last, a man named David Jamieson, a farmer living on the 2nd con. of Vespra, went into the bush to chop. He not returning at the usual hour, his wife becoming alarmed, started out to see what was the matter, and on arriving at the place where her husband was supposed to be at work was horrified to find him lying pinned fast to the ground by a large tree which had fallen upon him. Help was procured, and the poor man removed to his home, but he died the next morning. Deceased leaves a wife and family. He was about 40 years of age.

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IDA ELIZABETH MAY MCKERROLL

The Orillia Packet March 7, 1912

By the death on Thursday last of Miss Ida McKerroll a young life of much promise and usefulness was cut off under peculiarly sad circumstances. A severe cold developed into pneumonia, and despite previous good health that disease carried her off after a brave fight for life. Miss McKerroll had been a faithful worker in the Baptist Church, having been a member of the choir, a teacher in the Sunday school, and actively identified with other organisations. The funeral on Monday was very largely attended, quite a number of friends coming in from the country. The services were conducted by the Rev. P.K. Dayfoot. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Garnet Smith, Basil Judd, Ernest Thompson, J. Jary, F.H. Horne, and Robert Jackson.
DITTO - March 7, 1912 - DEATHS - MCKERROLL - At Orillia, on Thursday, February 29th, 1912, Ida Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McKerroll.

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JOHN LANGMAN

The Orillia Packet, May 30, 1890

The untimely death of Mr. John Langman causes general and sincere sympathy for his family, consisting of a widow- the eldest daughter of Mr. Chas. Harvie- and three children, one boy and two girls. By steady industry Mr. Langman had just brought his farm into nice order when he was stricken with disease which medical efforts failed to cure. His last illness was long and severe. The funeral, to the family burying ground at Rugby, was large.
DITTO - DEATHS - LANGMAN - At South Orillia, on Wednesday, May 28th, John Langman, aged 51 years.

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MARY DENTON MCLEAN

The Orillia Packet, March 28, 1912

Mrs. McLean, wife of Dr. P.D. McLean, ex M.P. for Centre York, died at her home at Woodbridge, Last Thursday. She leaves one son, Dr. Garnet G. McLean, and a daughter. Dr. McLean is a brother of Dr. John McLean, of Orillia, and Mrs. McLean was a sister of His Honour Judge Denton and Mr. Frank Denton, K.C.
DITTO - DEATHS - MCLEAN - Suddenly of cerebral hemorrhage at her home, Woodbridge, on Thursday, 21st of March 1912, Mary Denton, wife of P.D. McLean, M.D.

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ELIZABETH JACKSON KENT BOYD

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 1, 1912

In the death, on July 24th, of Mrs. William Boyd, Medonte loses one of its oldest residents. The late Mrs. Boyd was born in Cornwall, England, on April 24th, 1822, and was therefore ninety years and three months old. She came to Canada, and to Medonte, with her parents in 1832, and some years later was married to her late husband. The deceased leaves, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother, two sons, Messrs. William and Arthur Boyd of Eady, and five daughters, Mrs. Thomas Moffat of Eady, Mrs. George Dunlop of Moonstone, Mrs. William Morrison of Craighurst, Mrs. John Leatherdale and Mrs. Luke Leatherdale of Coldwater. One daughter, Mrs. Wm. Richardson of Craighurst, died some years ago. She is also survived by one brother, Mr. Robert Kent of Hillsdale, Mrs. John Walker of Eady, who died on June 20th last, was a sister. The funeral, on Friday, from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. George Dunlop of Moonstone, where she died to St. George’s cemetery, Fair Valley, was largely attended. The pallbearers were six of the grandchildren of the deceased, Messrs. Cliff and Irvine Leatherdale, William Boyd, Arthur Moffatt Boyd, and George Dunlop, Jr.

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MARGARET CASWELL

The Orillia Packet, June 6, 1912

DEATH OF MRS. COOKE - Long Resident in Orillia - Mrs. Cooke, relict of the late Rev. John Cooke, passed away from earth at 1 A.M. on Wednesday, June 5th, in her eighty-eighth year. She was born at Limerick, Ireland, a daughter of John Caswell, and was brought to the city of Quebec by her mother when two years of age. In 1843 she married the Rev. John Cooke at Toronto. They resided at Toronto, Bradford, Thornhill, Cobourg, for a time in the United States, and came to Orillia more than forty-five years ago. Her husband died here in 1877. Until failing strength prevented, Mrs. Cooke led an active and useful life, the evening of which has been smoothed by the loving care of her children. She is survived by five sons and two daughters; Walter, of Vancouver; Frederick, of Minneapolis; Herbert and Edgar, of Orillia; the Rev. Charles of Binbrooke; Mrs. J.F. Hunter of Orillia, and Mrs (Dr. ) Waugh, of Whitby. There are also forty-one grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Mrs. Cooke possessed a strong constitution, and enjoyed good health nearly all through her long life. When Mr. H. Cooke left on Saturday for Edmonton, where he is attending the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, her physicians said that there were no indications that his mother would die before his return. But on that afternoon she began to fail, and she quietly slept away. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2:30 o’clock. Service at 2.
DITTO - DEATHS - COOK - At Orillia, on Wednesday, June 5th, 1912, Margaret Caswell, relict of the late Rev. John Cook, in her 88th year. Funeral tomorrow, ( Friday), from her late residence, Laclie street, at 2:30 P.M. Service at 2.

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EDITH KENT WALKER

The Orillia Packet, July 11, 1912

- EADY - In the passing away of Mrs. John Walker, Eady has lost one of its oldest and most highly respected residents. Mrs. Walker had been in failing health for the past six months. She died on Saturday, June 29th, aged eighty years, four months. Mrs. Walker was born in Cornwall, England, and came to Canada with her parents in 1832, an infant of a few months. In 1854 she married Mr. John Walker, who survives her. She also leaves three sons and three daughters. One son and one daughter predeceased her many years. Mr. and Mrs. Walker celebrated their golden wedding eight years ago. Mrs. Walker was a faithful member of St. George's church, Fair Valley, most regular in her attendance while her health permitted. An ernest worker for her church, a kind neighbour, and a good woman. She will be missed for her useful life has been spent among us. The funeral was largely attended. The Rev. W.J. Carson conducted the services. She bore her illness with Christian patience. Mr. Walker and family have sincere sympathy in their loss.
DITTO - DEATHS - WALKER - At St. Colomb House, Eady, on Saturday, June 29th, 1912, Edith Kent, beloved wife of John Walker, aged 80 years, 4 months.

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CATHERINE CLARKE MOON

The Orillia Packet, July 11, 1912

DEATH OF MRS. J.(sic)B. MOON - A Highly Esteemed Resident of Medonte On Thursday, July 4th, 1912, Catherine Clarke, wife of Mr. Thos. B. Moon of Moonstone, passed away. She had been in poor health for over three years resulting from injuries received from a fall on an icy pavement. The deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Duncan Clarke, of Oro. She is survived by her husband, three sons- Edmund J. Moon, barrister, of Weyburn, Saskatchewan; D. Clarke Moon, accountant in the Bank of Hamilton at Owen Sound, and James B. Moon, student at Osgoode Hall, Toronto; and one daughter, Miss Rachel, at home. The surviving brothers and sisters are: Captain H.M. Clarke, of Jarratt; J.B. Clarke, K.C., of Toronto; A.S. Clarke, barrister, of Mount Forest, and Mrs. Donald McLean, of Jarratt. One brother, Macneil Clarke M.P.P., barrister of Prescott, died some years ago. Mrs. Moon, who was a Presbyterian, took an active part in church and social matters, and was President of the Ladies' Aid at the time of her death. Before her marriage she taught school at Wyebridge, Hillsdale, and Moonstone, where she made many friends whose affection she retained through life. She was a true wife and mother and a firm friend, and many sorrowing relatives and friends will hold her in loving remembrance. The funeral was largely attended. The Rev. William Scott, pastor of the deceased, officiated. Interment took place at St. Andrew's cemetery, Orillia, on Saturday. The pallbearers were her three brothers, her sons Clarke and James, and Mr. H. P. Carr of Toronto. The other son Edmund, was unable to be present.
DITTO - EADY - I regret very much to hear of the death of Mrs. Thomas Moon of Moonstone, who passed away on Thursday. Three years ago last December she had a severe fall, and never regained her health. Mrs. Moon was born in Oro, a daughter of the late Duncan Clarke, Esq. She was married in December 1879, to Thomas Moon, son of the late Edmund Moon, Esq. Mrs. Moon will be missed in the church, in which she took deep interest even to the last, and while laid aside by illness her advice and counsel were often sought. Most of all she will be missed in the home. Our sincere sympathy goes out to her loved ones, who nursed and cared for her faithfully through her long and weary illness. Mrs. Moon bore her sufferings with Christian patience, and died in the sure hope of eternal life. Mrs. Moon was a cousin of Colonel Sam. Steele, of Winnipeg, and of Mr. J.B. Steele of Beaver Lake, Alberta.

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THOMAS GRANT

June 20, 1890- Gravenhurst Banner

The late Thomas Grant was born at Orillia in the year 1859, and was 31 years of age at the time of his death. When only two years of age his parents came to the District of Muskoka, where he resided ever since, having been about eighteen years in Gravenhurst. The illness which terminated his life, about midnight on Thursday last, was that known as Hodgkin's Disease or Lymphadenoma, from which he had suffered more or less during eighteen months, but until three months ago he tried to attend to his work. At that time the disease gained the ascendancy over the strong frame, and it became evident that death alone could terminate its work. His spiritual advisers, who visited him towards the last, say that he gave evidence of a change of heart and preparation for death. The funeral, which took place on Sabbath afternoon, was the largest we have seen in Gravenhurst. His bereaved partner with her four fatherless little ones has the sympathy of all the neighbourhood.

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ANGUS MCKAY

The Orillia Packet, Dec 7, 1911

DEATH OF MR. ANGUS MCKAY - An Orillian For Sixty Years- On Monday afternoon, Mr. Angus McKay, one of the best known Orillians, passed away. His illness had been of short duration, and on Sunday he was believed to be in a fair way to recovery. But next day the rheumatism reached his heart, bringing sudden death, giving a painful surprise to most of his friends, who had not even heard that he was ill. Mr. McKay was born near the town of Digby, Nova Scotia, of Highland Scotch parents, on the 30th of June, 1834. In May, 1845, the family moved to St. John, New Brunswick, where in 1848 he became a charter member of the first Section of the Cadets of Temperance organized in that city, under the direction and control of the late Sir Leonard Tilley. The Cadets were the juvenile branch of the Sons of Temperance, with which order Mr. McKay continued his connection until his death, and occupied almost every position of honour up to that of Provincial Grand Worthy Associate. Two years ago, the Grand Division of Ontario presented him with a gold watch, in commemoration of sixtieth anniversary as a member of the Order. He joined Orillia Division on the 15th of May, 1855, and has ever since been one of the most zealous workers in Canada in the cause of Temperance and Prohibition. In 1854, Mr. McKay came with his father's family to Orillia, and with the exception of one or two short intervals has been a resident of the place. witnessing and helping in its development from a small quiet, but always beautiful village to a large, busy and prosperous town. For many years he was assessor, and served the corporation in other capacities. In 1886 he was appointed License Inspector for East Simcoe, a position which he occupied for a number of years. He married Abigail Logan of St. John, who died in 1892 leaving two sons, who survive their father- Mr. Edward Blake McKay, publisher of the Daily News, Port Arthur, and Mr. A. Frederick McKay of Philadelphia. Earnest and consistent in promoting that which he believed to be right and in the best interest of the community, yet his genial, kindly disposition prevented his making personal enemies even amongst those who opposed him, while he won many staunch friends. Though most of his contemporaries had gone before him, he will long be remembered by many in his home district and elsewhere. The funeral will take place this afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Service at the house at 2, to be conducted by the Rev. F.R. Dredge.
DITTO - DEATHS - MCKAY - At Orillia, on Monday, December 4th, 1911, Angus McKay, aged 77. Funeral will take place from his late residence, Matchedash street, on Thursday, December 7th, at 2:30 P.M. Service at the house at 2 P.M. Interment in St. Andrew's cemetery.

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SARAH SPRAGUE FORD BOTSFORD

The Orillia Packet, Jan 4, 1912

Mrs. Botsford, mother of Mrs. M.B. Tudhope, died quite suddenly on Sunday, at the residence of her son-in-law. She took a chill on Friday, which brought on pneumonia. The disease developed rapidly. Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Tudhope left last week for Kentucky, for a visit. Mrs. Botsford was keeping house for them during their absence. They were summoned by telegraph, and reached home on Monday. The body was taken to Newmarket yesterday, for interment in the family burying plot. The Orillia Packet, Jan. 11, 1912- The late Mrs. Botsford, who passed away somewhat suddenly on the last day of the old year, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. M.B. Tudhope, was a daughter of Dr. Orrin Ford, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. An interesting family tradition is that it was to Dr. Ford’s house at Saratoga Springs that Bidwell, one of Mackenzie’s lieutenants, came after his escape from Canada in 1837. Mrs. Botsford could remember seeing him. Dr. Ford continued to practise medicine right up till his death at the age of 92. He practised at Newmarket for some years in the early days, and it was there that Mrs. Botsford met her husband, the late Timothy Botsford, a native of that place. He died on the 4th of February last. One of Mrs. Botsford’s sisters was married to Robert Simpson, founder of the well known departmental store. Two other sisters survive, Mrs. Griswold and Mrs. Elvidge, both of whom are living in California. The latter is a sometime resident of Orillia. She is also survived by three children, Mr. N.F. Botsford, of Toronto, Mrs. M.B. Tudhope, Orillia, and Miss Julia Botsford. Mrs. Botsford was a particularly well read and intelligent woman. Her sudden death was a great shock to her family and friends. She was actually walking out to the cab to go to the train, intending to return home, when she took the chill which resulted in her death within forty eight-hours. Mr. and Mrs. Tudhope were in Louisville, Kentucky, when they received word of Mrs. Botsford’s illness. They left for home at once, but did not arrive till after her death. The body was taken to Newmarket, for interment in the family burying plot.

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CAROLINE WALKER COLE

The Orillia Packet, Jan 11, 1912

On Sunday last, Mrs. Joshua Cole passed from earth, after an illness of several years. She was born in Medonte, of which township her father, the late George Walker of Eady, was one of the pioneers. On the 17th of July, 1858, she married Joshua Cole, who survives her. They resided in Medonte until Mrs. Cole was stricken with paralysis, when they came of Orillia, and their home has since been in the Barrie road. Deceased is survived by her husband, two sons, Henry L. of Portage la Prairie, and George R., of Toronto, and six daughters; Mrs. A.J. Stroud of Orillia, Mrs. David Gammon of South Orillia, Mrs. Thos. Orton of Eady, Mrs. Daniel Gillespie of Muskoka, Mrs. Wm. Lawrie of Kenville, and Mrs. W.E. Jackman of Coldwater. Strong, neighbourly, helpful, and womanly, Mrs. Cole made many and warm friends, and filled a large place in the community wherein she resided. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. J.R.S. Boyd, assisted by the Rev. Rural Dean Sheppard of Coldwater, a former pastor. Owing to the severe storm, many from the country were unable to attend.

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GEORGE HENRY TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet, Jan 25, 1912

Mr. George Tudhope, the advertising expert, who died at Toronto last week at the age of 42, was a son of Mr. James W. Tudhope, now doing business as a grocer at Huntsville. The deceased was a native of Orillia, and was born in 1870, the year of the Franco-Prussian war, and also the year, by the way, the Packet was started. At that time Mr. J.W. Tudhope and his brother, W.R. Tudhope, now of Toronto, were carrying on the principal hardware business of the town, in the stand now occupied by the Orillia Hardware Co., and the brothers filled a prominent place in the business and social live of Orillia. The deceased was called after his grandfather, the late George Tudhope of Rugby, for many years Township Clerk of Oro. Mr. James Tudhope still has many old friends in Orillia, who will sympathise with him in the death of his son. Among these the Packet begs to be included.

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MALCOLM LEITH

The Orillia Packet, April 11, 1912

DEATH OF MALCOLM LEITH - A Prominent Resident Of Medonte- It was with profound regret that the neighbors and many friends heard of the death of Mr. Malcolm Leith, which occurred at his home, Maple Lane Farm, Coulson, on Friday morning, March 29th, at the age of seventy-eight years, eight months. His death was not wholly unexpected, as he had been in failing health for many months, and confined to his bed since Christmas. The robust constitution which he had enjoyed through life gradually weakened, and no hope was held out for his recovery. He sank rapidly towards the end, passing peacefully away, surrounded by nearly all the members of his family. Mr Leith was highly respected and esteemed for his many sterling qualities, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, who will remember his warm-hearted, open-handed, hospitable nature. No one, however mean or poor, was ever turned from his door hungry or without help. The late Malcolm Leith was born at sea on board the brig Lamb, of Sunderland, on August 1st, 1833, his parents coming on that vessel, from near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, and settling at Garden Hill, now Campbellcroft. On July 1st 1858, he married Margaret Argue of Cavan, and lived for a time at Rice Lake, County Northumberland, moving from there to the township of Clark, thence to Manvers and on the 1st of March, 1873, he brought his wife and family to Coulson, where he has since resided. He is survived by three sons and three daughters; Charles M., of Lucson, Arizona; Robert and William H., of Coulson; Miss Margaret, at home; Mrs. George Graham, Warminster, and Mrs. W.J. Robbins, Creighton. His wife died on April 20th, 1900. Two sons, John H. and Hilton, also predeceased him. He leaves nine grandchildren, and two brothers, John and Thomas of Millbrook, the latter at present in California; and two sisters, Mrs. McCormick and Miss Leith, Perrytown. Deceased was a member of the Church of England, a staunch Conservative, and a Justice of the Peace. He was also a prominent Orangeman, having been initiated into that association at Garden Hill in 1850, thus being an active member of that order for sixty-two years. In recognition of his long and useful career, Loyal Orange Lodge No. 296 made him an honorary member, and two years ago presented him with an emblem of the Order, which was worn by him to the grave, by his own request. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, to St. George's church, Fair Valley, where the remains were interred in the family plot. A short service at the house and a public service in the church, were conducted by the Rev. W.J. Carson. The impressive Orange service was conducted by Mr. T.J. Langstaff, W. M. of L.O.L. No. 296, Orillia, assisted by the Rev. W.J. Carson, Chaplain of L.O.L. No. 83 in Warminster. The pallbearers were life long friends and brother Orangemen. Notwithstanding the stormy afternoon and the bad condition of the roads, the funeral was largely attended, a number of old friends driving many miles to be present.

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SARAH ANNE BEARD SHIRE

The Orillia Packet, March 28, 1912

On the 13th of March, after a painful and lingering illness of six and one half months, from spinal neuralgia, borne with exemplary Christian fortitude, Mrs. Christopher Shire passed peacefully away, at her home in Mary street. This marks the close of a beautiful life of unselfish devotion of steadfast observance of the “Golden Rule.” A consistent member of the Baptist Church and a life long teacher in the Sunday school, she gave of her time and talent freely and gladly- always at her post regardless of weather conditions or weariness of mind or body. Sarah Anne Beard was born in Oro, the eldest daughter of James Beard, one of the pioneer settlers of that township. She was quite conversant with the days of the blazed path, the Indian wigwam, and the howling wolf. In 1855 she was married to the late Christopher Shire, who predeceased her twenty-one years. She leaves to mourn her, three children; A.E., of Toronto; C.J. and Charlotte, at home; three sisters and four brothers; Mrs.McKinley and Mr. Josiah Beard, of Washington; Mrs. Tudhope, of Parry Sound; Mrs. Luck, of Orillia; John Beard, of Vancouver; Stephen Beard, of St. Louis, and Joseph Beard of Carley. The funeral, on Saturday afternoon, was attended by a number from a distance, and was conducted by the Rev. Thos. Dadson. The pallbearers were Messrs. W.R. Gilpin, O. G. Smith, W.H. Carter, F. Glover, and her two sons.

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LOUISA COURTENAY MARSHALL

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 15, 1912

Mrs. Crawford Goffatt received a wire from her brother, Mr. Hallie Gill, that his wife died at Chicago on Saturday. Louie, as she was known to her friends, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Marshall, late of Orillia, and well known to the older residents. Miss Marshall was married to Hallie Gill, son of Benjamin Gill of this town, and about twenty-five years ago they removed to Chicago, where they have since resided. Mrs. Gill had recently been operated on for a tumour, from which she did not fully recover, and death came on Saturday. She leaves her husband and two daughters, both married, and one son, to mourn her demise.

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CHARLES HAMMOND ROSS

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 22, 1912- Barrie Advance -

The death of Mr. Charles Hammond Ross at his home here about 9 o'clock yesterday morning marks the passing of one of the best known of the older men of Barrie. Born at Hull, England, 83 years ago, Mr. Ross came to Staten Island, N.Y., with his parents, when a mere lad. From there they removed to Innisfil and engaged in farming. Mr. Ross when a young man, accepted a position as salesman in the general store of the late T.D. McConkey (afterwards Sheriff McConkey), and was later taken into partnership. This partnership was continued for several years, when Mr. McConkey retired and Mr. Ross took the business over. The store was situated about where the Pae store now is, and was conducted for a number of years afterwards by Mr. Ross, who later took the late Dougal Gilchrist into the business as a partner. In April, 1891, Mr. Ross was appointed first police magistrate of Barrie.

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JOHN MCKERROLL

The Orillia Packet, Jan 10, 1890

JARRATS CORNERS - On Saturday, as Mr. John McKerroll was loading hay on a waggon in Mr. A. Reid’s barn, the horses started suddenly, throwing Mr. McKerroll backwards to the ground. He struck on his head, and lived only three quarters of an hour. He never spoke after falling. Mr. McKerroll was one of the earliest settlers in this part of Oro, and was unmarried and lived with his nephew, Mr. D. McKerroll, on the 9th concession of Medonte. He was highly esteemed, and was an uncle of Councillor McKerroll, and of the wife of Dr. McLean, of Orillia. The funeral took place on Tuesday from the residence of Mr. Donald McKerroll, to Knox church, Oro.
DITTO - DEATHS - On the 4th instant, at Medonte, Mr. John McKerroll, in the 71st year of his age.

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ROBERT BEARD

The Orillia packet, March 7, 1890

JARRATT’S CORNERS - Robert Beard was born, in 1829. He arrived here with his parents in the year 1832, June 5th, and settled in Medonte on the farm now owned by his only surviving brother, J.W. Beard. Mr. Beard was a very industrious man, also a bright Christian always ready to give a reason for the hope that was in him. He had been for the past few years a great sufferer and peacefully passed away on February 13th. The funeral took place on Sunday, a very large procession following the body to its resting place. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Beard and her sorrowing family.

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ARCHIBALD REID

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 14, 1890

At Jarratt’s Corners, on the 12th instant, Archibald Reid, aged 77 years.
The Orillia Packet, Feb. 28, 1890 - JARRATT’S CORNERS - Archibald Reid was born in Islay, Argyleshire, in 1813; emigrated to Canada in 1834 and settled in the township of Oro, shortly afterwards removing to Medonte, to the farm on which he died on February 12th. Deceased was one of the pioneer settlers, and his removal severs another link binding us to the past. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church, and held the office of deacon in Knox Church, Oro, during the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Gray, and when the congregation of Willis was set apart he, with the late Messrs. McCallum and James Beard, were its first Elders, and he filled the office acceptably up to the time of his death. Always an active Church member, the congregation of Willis will feel his loss almost irreparably. On Sabbath, February 9th, he was stricken down with paralysis, and gradually grew weaker, and peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning, surrounded by his entire family. The funeral took place on Friday, the 14th, to Orillia Protestant cemetery, and despite the unfavorable weather, a large procession followed the body to its resting place. The pall-bearers were Messrs. John Steele, Capt. Angus Clarke, James McLean, Lauchlin Jarratt, Alex. Black, and J.C. Macpherson. The Rev. Mr. Dobson, deceased’s pastor, preached at the house, and on Sunday, being communion, he again made touching allusion to the loss sustained by the bereaved family and the congregation, both of whom would mourn his departure. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Mrs. Reid and her sorrowing family.

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AGNES MCKINLAY BUCHANAN

The Orillia Packet, Sept 14, 1911

BASS LAKE - One of the few remaining pioneers of Oro, Mrs. Donald Buchanan, senior, passed away on Saturday, 9th of September. She was a daughter of the late Alexander McKinlay of Newmarket. Born at Glasgow, Scotland, she came to Canada with her parents in 1832. In 1844 she was married to the late Donald Buchanan of Oro, when they settled on the homestead at Bass Lake, where her sons still reside. Mrs. Buchanan was the eldest, and last survivor of her father’s family. Her health began to fail some three years ago, but she could get about until a few weeks since. A good neighbour, she made many and firm friends, and though most of them had preceded her, those who remain will cherish her memory. Two sons and two daughters survive her. They are Francis and Donald on the homestead; Mrs. David Cameron, Orillia, and Mrs. Donald Johnston of Oro

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JANET BUCHANAN MCKINLAY

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 28, 1911

DEATH - MCKINLAY - At Bass Lake, on Thursday September 21st, 1911, Janet Buchanan, relict of the late Duncan McKinlay, aged 96 years, 6 months.
DITTO - WARMINSTER - A large number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Duncan McKinlay, of Jarratt, who passed away on Thursday, at the ripe age of 97.

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ROBERT P. CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet, Nov. 2, 1911

DEATH OF A PIONEER - Mr. R.P. Campbell Passes Away- On Sunday last, at the Orillia General Hospital, Mr. R.P. Campbell, one of our oldest residents, passed away from earth. Born in 1831, the son of an Irish officer who had served with Wellington in the Peninsula, he would, had he lived until Saturday, have completed his eightieth year. The family came to Orillia in 1833, and ever since that time deceased had lived in this district. He bore his full share of the work and hardships of the pioneers, and it was a pleasure to hear him relate incidents, which his memory retained almost to the last. He married a daughter of the late Captain Monck, another of the pioneers. She died thirty years ago. He is survived by four sons- Charles and William of Vancouver, Thomas of Calgary, and Robert of Nairn, Ontario. Upright, intelligent, neighbourly and kind, Mr. Campbell made many and strong friends. He took a deep interest in public affairs, but never sought or accepted office of any kind. He was a conservative, and a member of the Church of England. The funeral, yesterday afternoon, was conducted by the Rev. J.R.D. Boyd.
DITTO - DEATHS - CAMPBELL - At Orillia, on Sunday, October 29th, 1911, Robert P. Campbell, aged 80.

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WALLACE MELVILLE REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 21, 2006

REID; WALLACE MELVILLE “WALLY” WWII Veteran; Retired Anglican Deacon; St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Price’s Corners, Legion Padre Branch # 34, Orillia and retires Canada Post Employee. Peacefully at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness on Saturday, February 18, 2006; in his 83rd year. Wally, beloved husband to Ruby (nee Hawkins) for 49 years. Predeceased by wife Margaret (nee) Hewitt. Loving father of Kathryn Lambertsen (Ernie) of Orillia. Predeceased by daughter Heather Reid and infant son. Dear grandfather of Bryan (Amy) of Sebright and Kevin of Thunder Bay. Brother of Ken (Thelma) of Burlington, Eleanor Seager of Orillia, Allan “Bud” (Vera) of Orillia and Alice Bent of Victoria, B.C. Predeceasd by brothers James and Irvin. Brother-in-law of Rev. Douglas Hawkins, (Eileen) of Alliance, AB., David Hawkins (Jean; predeceased) of Kamloops, B.C. and predeceased by Cora Johnston and Raymond Hawkins. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by all who knew him. The family will receive friends at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N. Orillia from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. on Tuesday. Funeral Service will be held at St. James’s Anglican Church (Corner of Peter and Coldwater St.) on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 2 o’clock. Spring interment St. Andrew’s-St. James’ Cemetery, Orillia. If desired, memorial donations to the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 34 Poppy Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com All members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch# 34, Orillia are asked to gather for a service at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 pm.

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ROSINA JEAN WOOD

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 15, 1910

- ARDTREA - On Saturday death claimed another highly respected pioneer resident of North Orillia, Rosina Jean Wood, relict of John Bernard Calverley. Deceased, who was a daughter of Captain Wood, whose father was Governor of the Isle of Man, was born in England, and was brought to this country in 1832, when her parents settled in North Orillia, where she spent the whole of her long life. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom survive her. They are Edward, in Algoma; Frederick, on the homestead; Thomas, of Ardtrea; Mrs. Thomas Briggs, of Battle Creek, Michigan; Mrs. Harry Webster, Gravenhurst; Mrs. Emerson Boyer, of Rochester, and Miss Margaret, at home. Mrs. Calverley is also survived by two brothers and one sister. During the three years of her illness, her days were brightened by the constant care given by her devoted children. The funeral, on Monday, was conducted by her pastor, Canon Greene, of Orillia, and was largely attended by sympathising neighbours and friends. The pall-bearers were sons and nephews of the deceased.

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DR. JAMES NORMAN HARVIE

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 7, 1946

DR. J.N. HARVIE PASSES A BELOVED PHYSICIAN AND NOTED CURLER - A long and painful illness ended for Dr. James Norman Harvie in his death on Sunday. He was in his eighty-second year, having his eighty-first birthday on the 1st of February. Dr. J.N., as he was familiarily known to distinguish him from the other Harvies in the profession, was a member of the order of beloved physicians. In a medical practice of more than half a century he had won his way to the hearts of succeeding generations as the family doctor. His passing will be widely mourned. Dr. Harvie was himself the last survivor of one generation in the pioneer family with the largest representation in this district. He was the youngest of five sons of Charles Harvie and Marian McLeod. His father came to South Orillia in 1832 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Harvie as one of the original pioneers of that township. Born at the old Harvie homestead in South Orillia, he first attended the log schoolhouse on the farm. Later he attended the Forest Home school and the Orillia High school. He graduated in arts at the University of Toronto in 1889 and in medicine in 1893. In the latter course he won the gold medal for heading his class in each year. After spending a year as senior intern at the Toronto General hospital, he began the practice of his profession in Orillia in 1894, in partnership with his brother, the late Dr. A.R. Harvie, and continued in active practice till he was taken ill last August at his cottage at Point Champlain, since which time he has been confined to his bed. Dr. Harvie had won wide recognition in his profession. He was also widely known because of his skill as curler. He skipped a District Cup rink to the championship long ago as 1907 and again in 1914. He skipped rinks that won the Burden trophy in 1931 and 1932, and 1933 topped off by taking part in winning the Ontario Tankard for Orillia. He was not only a successful curler, but maintained the highest traditions of the game. His standing in the estimation of his fellow curlers throughout the province was marked by his election as a life member of the Ontario Curling Association, a very unusual honour. In the summer, Dr. Harvie was an ardent golfer, a member of both the Orillia and Summit Golf Clubs. As has been said, Dr. Harvie was the last survivor of his family. His five brothers, William, Donald, Charles, John and Alexander Harvie, and two sisters, Miss Agnes Harvie and Mrs. John Langman (Margaret) all predeceased him. He himself never married, but he is survived by eighteen nephews and nieces in Orillia, in Western Canada and in England. The funeral service at his home at 55 Peter street North, on Tuesday afternoon, was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden, of St. Paul’s church, who paid tribute to Dr. Harvie’s useful and exemplary life. There was a large turnout of friends, from both town and country. The pallbearers were four nephews, Dane Harvie, of London, Ontario; Charles and Frank Harvie of the Harvie Settlement; Kenneth Harvie, of Orillia; John Langman a grand nephew and Earnest Nelson, a nephew by marriage. They represented all the surviving branches of the family. Among the numerous floral tributes were those from the Board of Directors and staff of the Soldiers Memorial hospital; the nurses and Alumni of the Soldiers Memorial hospital, the Hillcrest hospital, the Curling Club and the Orillia Medical Society.

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ANDREW HORNE

The Orillia Packet, Jan 6, 1898

ANOTHER PIONEER GONE - DEATH OF MR. ANDREW HORN - Upwards of sixty years ago, the land steward of a large landed proprietor in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, emigrated to Canada, bringing with him several stalwart sons, who settled in the Township of Oro. So noted were they for their great size and stature that they were usually known as the “ Long Horns.” They became able and skillful farmers in the township, and helped greatly to develop the agricultural resources of that large and important municipality. The last of this numerous family of sons passed away last Thursday, in the person of Andrew Horne. His home at East Oro Junction was known far and wide. He and his kindhearted and devoted wife were well and favourably known for their hospitality and kindness. Many a belated traveller, exposed to wintry storms, has fled to their dwelling to find an open door and a warm welcome. And not a few, almost exhausted by the pelting of the pitiless winter’s winds, have found a safe and comfortable refuge in their cosy home. Several years ago, failing health compelled Mr. Horn to sell his farm, and to build for himself a house on the outskirts of this town. There he has spent his declining years in quiet and peaceful ways and works, only varied by a trip to his native shire of Fife. With simple tastes, of pious and religious habits, and with a devoted attachment to each other, he and his wife spent their old age in contentment and comfort, showing in their daily life a visible illustration of that godliness which is great gain. For many years he was a member and deacon of Esson church, Oro, and in an unostentatious, but practical manner, helped to build up that church. And for several years he was an Elder of the Orillia Presbyterian church, and ever evinced a deep interest in its welfare and progress. No one was more faithful and regular in his attendance on the means of grace, as long as health enabled him. Some weeks ago he was prostrated with a slight attack of paralysis, and ever since he has been slowly fading away. On the afternoon of last Thursday, he passed away, in the gentlest possible manner, with a smille illuminating his aged face. He literally fell asleep in Jesus, after having a short time before borne witness to one of his nephews, of the hope and faith which he had in the Lord Jesus. He had reached the ripe age of eighty-four, when that Saviour whom he loved whispered into his ear, “ Come up higher.” Although he had no family, yet the name of Uncle Andrew was revered by a numerous body of relatives, who loved to visit his home, and receive the kindly greetings of himself and his warm hearted wife. He was buried on New Year’s day. The Session, of which he was a member, acted as pallbearers, and the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Grant.

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THOMAS SHAW

The Orillia Packet, July 31, 1896

As years roll by the pioneers of Oro are passing away. On Saturday the last tribute of respect was paid to one of our most esteemed residents, Mr. Thomas Shaw, who, after a few day's illness, passed away at the ripe age of seventy-seven. He came to this country from Lancaster, England, with his father, the late Mr. Henry Shaw, and the other members of the family, in 1831, so that he spent sixty-four years of his life in Canada. He was a staunch member of the Church of England, and will be much missed in the parish. Mr. Shaw, with his parents, when they came to Oro in 1831, settled on Lot 14, concession 13. His wife died eight years ago, they having prospered much. One son and two daughters survive them, Thomas Shaw, who resides on the old homestead; Mrs. Edmund Baskerville, and Mrs. Isaac Edget. Mr. Shaw was an Orangeman, having joined the first lodge in Oro, whose charter is still in use. The Orange hall was then situated on the old homestead. He continued a loyal Orangeman and a staunch Conservative till his death. The body was accompanied to its last resting place, the Church of England cemetery, by a long procession headed by L.O.L. No. 904, of Hawkestone. The Rev. Wm. Burns, of Orillia, preached a very impressive sermon at the church, from the words: " My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and the horseman thereof." Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved. They lose a father, the community loses a friend and a good neighbor, and the church a good member. But what is our loss is his gain.

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ELIZABETH HONOR RADDALL MAWDSLEY

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 21, 1907

LEIGH’S CORNER - Death has claimed another of the oldest settlers of this vicinity, in the person of Mrs. Edward Mawdsley, who passed away on Tuesday last. Mr. and Mrs. Mawdsley settled in this neighborhood fifty two years ago, and twenty-five years of that time Mrs. Mawdsley has been helpless, at first only partially but of late years entirely so. In spite of this bodily affliction, however, Mrs. Mawdsley’s mind always was keenly alert, and her temperment kind, bright, and cheerful. An aged husband and seven children - four sons and three daughters - are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and loving mother. The funeral, which took place from her late residence to Leigh’s Corner cemetery, was conducted by the Rev. Messrs. Spencer and MacLean.

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ALEXANDER BOYD McPHEE

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 30, 1906

One by one, says the Barrie Advance the hand of death is removing Simcoe's pioneers, the men who link the present with the historic past. On Monday Alexander Boyd McPhee joined the great silent majority, after a brief illness. About two years ago Mr. McPhee received a paralytic stroke, since which time he had been in failing health, but it was only on Saturday that his condition occasioned alarm. Deceased came to Barrie in 1857, having emigrated to this country with his parents when a mere lad, the family settling in Glengarry. He was born in Ecclefechan, Scotland, seventy-seven years ago. Mr. McPhee enjoyed the distinction of being one of the oldest Masons in the County. He was the last survivor of the charter members of Corinthian Lodge, and the funeral was under the auspices of the fraternity. By the older generation Mr. McPhee will be remembered as Town Clerk and Treasurer, he having held these positions from 1869-1874. In later years he was connected with the registry office.

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CAMERON McLEOD

The Orillia Packet, July 19, 1906

NEVIS - One by one the older pioneers are passing away. In May last there was interred at Rugby an old resident, the late A. Robertson, in the ninety-fifth year of his age. Again in June, a funeral cortege followed the late Mrs. John Anderson to Esson burying ground, she also having weathered the storms of ninety-five years. Again, on July 12th, there was laid to rest at Esson cemetery the mortal remains of a third nonogenarian, the late Cameron McLeod, a gentleman well and favourably known in this county. Mr. McLeod was born in 1811, at Campsie Hills, Stirlingshire, Scotland, and was christened by the Rev. Dr. Rapsleigh, of Glasgow. When but eighteen he sailed for America and May 5th, 1829, landed at Montreal, where he secured work with one Hart Logan, across the street from where the late Andrew Robertson had previously secured a position in a bakery, kept by Murray & Newbiggen. From there, young McLeod, who had acquired a taste for the sea, took service on the water, sailing two seasons on Lake Huron, aboard the Traveller with Capt. Richards, one on Lake Erie, with Capt. Robertson, and six seasons on Lake Simcoe, aboard the Sir John Colborne, with Capt. McKay. In 1841 he married Jennette, only daughter of the late Henry Litster, who predeceased him nineteen years lacking one day, and settled upon the point, now known as the Asylum property, for which he paid $400. He did considerable clearing, remained four years, then sold out, and moved to the farm from which his body was borne last Thursday. He leaves six sons, Henry, of Gravenhurst; Malcolm, Cameron, and John, of this township; William A. and Norman, Orillia; and six daughters, Mrs. John Leigh, Hawkestone; Mrs. Hutchinson, Warsaw, New York; Mrs. J. Baskerville, of the Asylum staff; Mrs. Wm. Johnston, Uptergrove; Mrs. Jno. Johnston, and Miss Minnie, Orillia. There are in addition to these thirty-one grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren, making a total of fifty-seven direct descendants. Mr. McLeod was intelligent above the average, and retained his faculties of memory and speech bright and clear to the very end. He was a Presbyterian, a Liberal of the old school, and never entertained the remotest doubt but that he was right in his convictions. Many floral tributes were laid upon the casket. The Rev. A. McD. Haig officiated at the obsequies, and his six sons carried the remains of their father to their last resting place.
DITTO - RUGBY - Mr. Cameron McLeod, senior, at the ripe old age of ninety-five, passed away on the evening of the tenth, at the family residence. Interment took place at the Esson church cemetery. A large number of friends and acquaintances followed the body to its last resting place.

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MARY McARTHUR MORRISON

The Orillia Packet, March 10, 1910

NEVIS - The grim reaper has again been busy in our midst, gathering in the ripened grain, and the sheaves ripened for the harvest are fast being borne to eternity's shore. The passing of the late Mrs. Angus Morrison, whose death occurred on February 27th, adds still to the host who have passed the portals of the better land. Another of Oro's respected and aged pioneers has gone to her reward, full of years and good works. The subject of this sketch was born at Islay, Scotland, in the year 1813, so had attained the age of four score and seven years. In 1848 she became the wife of the late Angus Morrison, and four years later immigrated to Oro with her husband who died about 26 years ago. She is survived by two brothers, Duncan McArthur, of Oro, and John McArtur, of Washago; and two sisters, Mrs. McCaskel, of Coldwater, and Mrs. Smith, of Craighurst. She was the mother of six children. Neil, of Toronto; Hugh and Duncan at home, and Mrs. James McQuaid, also of Oro, are living to mourn her loss, while one daughter, Mrs. John Darrach, Waubaushene, and one son, had gone on before. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Neil Campbell, of Guthrie Presbyterian church, on March 1st. Mr. Campbell took advantage of the occasion to deliver a fervent and impressive message to those present, after which the funeral cortege of over fifty vehicles followed the remains to the silent city of the dead at Knox. The pallbearers were Archie Campbell, James Woodrow, Neil Beaton, Peter Gillespie, John McArthur, and Colin Campbell. Those from a distance in attendance were Hugh Campbell and Mrs. Windatt, Gamebridge; Mrs. Glover, Orillia; Mr. John Darrach and son, Waubaushene, and Mr. John McArthur, Washago.

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CATHERINE MARY MCLEAN JAMIESON

The Orillia Packet, May 13, 1909

DEATH OF MRS. JAMES JAMIESON- Long A Resident Of Crown Hill - The Barrie Gazette says: An affectionate wife and devoted mother breathed her last on Sunday morning when Mrs. James Jamieson died at the family residence on Collier street. Mrs. Jamieson, who had just passed her 70th birthday, had been more or less of an invalid for several months, and was the object of the tenderest solicitude of her husband and their seven sons. After removing from Charlotte street to the residence on Collier street recently erected by them Mrs. Jamieson appeared to improve, and it was hoped, as the warmer season advanced she would regain her lost health. The fond hopes of the family were, however, doomed to disappointment, and the final dissolution of the earthly tie was a grievous shock. Mr. and Mrs. Jamieson formerly resided at Crown Hill, where their seven sons were born. They are: Dr. David at White Church, Dr. George at Edgar, John J., Harry D., and Arthur at Barrie, Muir, a barrister at Galt, and Fred, of the head office of the Bank of Commerce, Toronto. Six of the above bore their mother's body to its last resting place in the Union cemetery.

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ESTHER ANNE DURNFORD McCARDELL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 27, 1945

Mrs. William J. McCardell, who died on Saturday, September 15, was born in Matchedash 64 years ago. Formerly Esther Anne Durnford, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Durnford, of Matchedash. She is survived by her husband, William J. McCardell; two sisters, Miss Sadie Durnford, and Mrs. H. Childerhose, both of Windsor, and two brothers, George Durnford, of Vanguard, Saskatchewan, and Norman Durnford, of Medonte. Funeral services were conducted in the Doolittle Funeral Home by the Rev. F.W. Madden, of Brechin. Interment was in St. James's cemetery, Orillia. The pallbearers were Roy Bradley, Herman McCardell, Peter Welsh, Joseph Watson, Don Campbell and William Parliament. There were many floral tributes from relatives and friends.

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FRANCIS FURNESS

Orillia Packet and Times December 26, 1912

FURNESS - at Orillia, on Wednesday, December 18th, 1912, Francis Furness, aged 80.

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MARTHA SHAY LAVER

Orillia Packet and Times November 4, 1943

LAVER - At Orillia, on Monday, November 1, 1943, Martha Shay beloved wife of the late George Laver, in her 79th year. The funeral took place from her residence, 85 Brant Street West, Orillia on Wednesday November 3. Internment was made in St. James cemetery.

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FATAL SHOOTING ACCIDENT

Ernest Laver Succumbs to Lockjaw

Orillia Packet Thursday, June 13, 1918

A very sad shooting accident, which occurred last Thursday, resulted in the death yesterday afternoon of Mr. Ernest Laver, son of Mr. George Laver, Peter Street, North. Young Mr. Laver was handling a shot gun with which he had been hunting the previous day, when the trigger caught in a raincoat and discharged it. The charge went into his left foot, shattering it badly. He was taken to Hospital, and was getting on very nicely until lockjaw developed, resulting in his death yesterday afternoon. He was a young man, and had been married less than a year.

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JOSEPH STEWART LAVER

Daily Packet and Times, Tuesday September 10, 1968

LAVER, Joseph Stewart - At the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Monday, September 9, 1968, Joseph Laver, beloved husband of Ethel Wood of 179 North St. E., Orillia in his 89th year. Loving father of Janet (Mrs. Gordon Watson) of Orillia. Loving brother of Arnold of Orillia. Resting at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West St. N., Orillia. Service in the chapel on Thursday, September 12, at 2 p.m. Interment St. Andrew's Cemetery. Orillia Members of the Orillia Masonic Lodges are asked to gather at the parlours for service Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

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JOHN THOMAS LAVER

Orillia Newsletter, Thursday February 18, 1954

LAVER - Suddenly at his late residence 325 Peter street north, on Wednesday, February 10, 1954. John Thomas Laver, husband of Lucy A. Wood. The funeral was held from Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West street north for service Saturday, February 13, at 3 p.m. Interment Orillia Cemetery.

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GEORGE THOMAS LAVER

Orillia Packet and Times Thursday, March 1, 1928

The death of Mr. George Thomas Stewart Laver occurred suddenly at his home, Brant Street, West, on Saturday, February 18. Mr. Laver had just come in, about four o'clock in the afternoon, after having been down town, when he suddenly dropped to the floor unconscious, and died before the doctor could reach him. He had apparently been in his usual health and his sudden death was a severe shock to his wife and family. The late Mr. Laver was born in England seventy-five years ago, coming to Canada forty-two years ago with his wife and one son Thomas. The family first settled near Toronto, and came north about two years later. He had farmed in Orillia township and Oro, and came to Orillia about ten years ago. Besides his widow, formerly Miss Martha Shay, to whom he was married forty-eight years ago, he leaves four sons and one daughter, Thomas and Joseph Laver, Orillia; George of Cooksville; Arnold at home; Mrs. William Thomson (Jessie), in Orillia. The funeral was held on Tuesday, February 21, to St. James's cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. R. S. Boyd, and the pallbearers were his four sons, his son-in-law and his grandson, Reginald Thomson.

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SARAH ADAIR REID

The Orillia Packet, January 22, 1892

JARRATT’S CORNERS - The late Sarah Adair Reed was born in the island of Islay, Argyleshire, in 1794 or 1796, so that at her death last Tuesday she had attained the age of at least ninety-six years. She came to this country with her husband, the late Duncan Reid, and five children, in the fall of 1836. One of the children died in the quarantine hospital, Quebec, and another at Lachine. The immigrants were nine weeks on the ocean, and the journey from Quebec to Oro was correspondingly tedious. They settled on the farm still owned by her eldest son, Mr. Archibald Reid. Her husband died about six years ago, and Mrs. Reid has since resided with her son-in-law, Mr. Joseph Beard. She leaves two sons and two daughters, with several grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom reside in the vicinity. She enjoyed good health, though somewhat crippled, until within a fortnight of her decease.
The Orillia Packet, Friday, January 22, 1892, Page 3 DEATHS - REID - At Jarratt’s Corners, on the 19th of January, 1892, Sarah Adair, relict of the late Duncan Reid, aged 96.

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CATHARINE McKERROLL CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet &Times, March 11, 1943

Mrs. Alex. R. Campbell died at Orillia on Thursday, March 4, at the age of 87. Deceased was before her marriage Catharine McKerroll, a native of Jarratt, and a daughter of the late Archibald McKerroll and Catharine McPhee. She was a life long resident of this district, and a member of the Presbyterian church. She was also a life member of the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Society. She is survived by one son, Mr. Lorne Campbell, of Orillia, and three daughters, (Mrs. J.E. Anderson (Florence), of Owen Sound; Mrs. W. A. Gray (Edna) of Peterborough, and Miss Mayme Campbell, of San Francisco. There are also four grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral was held on Saturday from the residence of her grandson, Mr. Thomas Phillips. The service was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. Pallbearers were Messrs. William Fletcher, Archie Currie, James Brandon, and Locke Craw. Interment was made in Orillia cemetery.

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MARGARET ANN WOOD MILLICHAMP

The Orillia Packet, April 24, 1902

There passed away. on Tuesday, April 15th, one of the oldest residents of South Orillia, in the person of Mrs. A.T. Millichamp, after an illness of about two months. Mrs. Millicahamp was born at Larga Hill, on the 27th May 1839, and was the youngest daughter of Captain and Mrs. Wood. She became the wife of Mr. A.T. Millichamp, B.A., who was the owner of the present property of the family. He died about fifteen years ago. They have left a family of seven, three sons and four daughters. The eldest son, Thomas Millichamp, resides in Maxville, Ontario; the second, William, and the third, John, are at home. The eldest daughter is the wife of the Rev. J.K. Henry of Tamworth; the second is Mrs. Cave of this town; the third, Mrs. Smith, lives in British Columbia, and Miss Millichamp is at present residing at home. Mrs. Millichamp will be much missed by the family and in the neighborhood of her residence. She was a true friend, a very devoted wife and mother, and a consistent Christian. She possessed a kindly disposition, and was ever ready to help those who were afflicted, or needed her aid or sympathy. Mrs. Millichamp was a faithful member of the Orillia Presbyterian Church, and an excellent mother, training her large family with great care and diligence. There was a large funeral, on Saturday last, shewing how highly the deceased was appreciated. The funeral services in the house and at the grave were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Grant, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Gray.

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MARY SHAW HORNE

The Orillia Packet, April 10, 1902

RUGBY - In the death, on Tuesday night, of Mrs. Thomas Horne, Sr., the Township of Oro loses one of its pioneers. Deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Shaw, was a native of Lancashire, England. She came to Canada with her parents in 1831, and bore her full share of the hardships incidental to pioneer life. Her husband, the late Thomas Horne, died nineteen years ago. Four sons and four daughters survive her; John T., Thomas, James, and Andrew, who are prosperous farmers of their native township, Oro. Mrs. Jas. Fell, Mrs. Geo. B. Robertson, Mrs. Jas. Jermey, Oro, and Mrs. W. Teskey, Orillia. Mrs. Horne has been residing in Orillia with her daughter, Mrs. Teskey, for some time.

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MARION MCLEOD HARVIE

The Orillia Packet, April 20, 1905

MRS. CHARLES HARVIE died on Friday last, after a short illness, at the age of eighty-two. Deceased was a native of the Isle of Skye, and came to Oro at the age of 6 in 1831, with her father, Donald McLeod, who was one of the pioneers of that township. She was married to the late Charles Harvie in 1845. Eight children survive her- Mrs. Langman, of South Orillia; John C., Donald M., and Charles Harvie, who live in South Orillia; Sheriff Harvey, Dr. A.R. and Dr. J.N. Harvie, and Miss Agnes Harvie, who are residents of this town. Mrs. Harvie had lived a quiet, but most useful and exemplary life. She was a splendid type of the early pioneers- a consistent Christian whose life was devoted to bringing up her family to be useful citizens. She and her husband retired from active work fifteen years ago and came into town to live. Mr. Harvie died in 1891. The funeral, on Sunday, was largely attended, not only by townspeople, but by many former neighbours from South Orillia. The services were conducted by the Rev. Drs. Grant and Gray. Her six sons acted as pallbearers.

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CHARLES HARVIE

The Orillia Packet, Friday, Oct. 2nd 1891

Many will deeply regret the death of Chas. Harvie, and will miss in our streets his straight tall figure with its crown of silvery hair. Mr. Harvie may be termed one of our pioneers, having as a stripling left Scotland along with his parents and settled in Orillia township in 1832. He soon selected a farm, or rather a bit of forest, and made choice of that other material aid to prosperity, a good wife, subduing the wilderness field by field, as his family increased, so that he soon had enough and to spare. Gifted with great strength and a fine constitution, work to him was play, and in his prime he was noted for feats which few men could imitate. Not counting fever and ague, which half a century ago was almost universal, he was never prostrated with sickness in his life until two years ago when he was laid up for some time. His late illness lsted for three weeks and resulted in blood poisoning. He was one of the original members of our Agricultural Society and its President, long a member of of the municipal council and Deputy Reeve of the united Townships, a member of our first temperance society, and afterwards of the Sons of Temperance, among whom he attained to the dignity of D.G. W.P., and a lifelong and consistent member of the Congregational Church. In politics he was a Reformer, yet a steady patron and friend of the Packet. Gifted with good sense and intelligent shrewdness, neighbourly and obliging, he was widely known and esteemed. He was charitable and benevolent in a matter-of-course, unassuming way, and many true mourners not connected with the family followed his remains to their last resting place. The services were conducted by the Rev. Messrs. Goffin and Grant. We have never seen a larger funeral in Orillia. Usually either the country or the town is mainly represented, but in this case the two were about equal, and there were a hundred and eighteen vehicles in the procession to the cemetery. When Mr. Harvie purchased a town residence and retired from agriculture in favour of his son and namesake, people anticipated for him a long and quiet evening of life, but it is only a year since he removed to town. He leaves a widow, two daughters, and six sons, with many grandchildren, and four brothers survive him. Three sons are prosperous farmers, and three are well known professional men, one of them being Mayor of Orillia.
DITTO - DEATHS - HARVIE - At Orillia, on September 25th, Chas. Harvie, sr., aged 70 years and 6 months. The Orillia Packet, Oct. 23, 1891- Editor of The Packet- I’m sure no one can charge the Editor of the Packet with entertaining hard feelings to the clergy. The paper fairly bristles with evangelistic contributions. It would not be very difficult, however, to fill up as many columns as was devoted to the funeral sermon with some personal reminiscences of the late Charles Harvie, sr., which would prove interesting and useful, both to strangers and to relatives of the deceased gentleman. Mr. Harvie was a farmer, retired, and living in Orillia. But he was more than a farmer. I know few men in Canada with such broad, clear views of those subjects which are, generally speaking, utterly beyond the grasp of the ordinary citizen, interested only in the pursuit of pleasure and the accumulation of wealth. Mr. Harvie was, in the true sense of the term, a Christian man. It was not all theory and preaching with him. He was not a man who paraded his good deeds; but some good works cannot be hidden; and I am acquainted with one instance of his benevolent nature- how he befriended a helpless, homeless child, a stranger in a strange country, and brought her to his comfortable country home. It would be an unkind action to draw a contrasting picture of “ what might have been” the story of this poor innocent child, whom he introduced to his wife in that quaint way which was so characteristic of him. The child indeed fell into good hands. When we see a plant carefully attended to, when its branches are pruned and trained, and in course of time, it puts forth buds of delicate form and colour, we know that the plant has not been neglected, we recognize the happy results of patience and love and tender care, of a labour which will not be overlooked and forgotten; for do we not read:- “ Whosoever shall give a drink to one of those little ones, a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, shall in nowise lose his reward.” A tree is indeed known by its fruits! There are few men who have had so much reason to be proud of their family as the late Charles Harvie, sr., all being engaged in honourable work, seeking, in several cases, to relieve the pain of suffering humanity by their labours, and not to add to the sin and sorrow of the world by lucrative but dishonourable callings within the law of man, but violating the law of God, by which alone we shall be judged. When we call to mind the character of him who has left us, we need have little doubt of his future happiness, for we read in Revelations,” My reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” No man can merit heaven by his works, but heaven can only be gained by good works, by the best that we, as imperfect creatures, can offer, for perfection cometh not from imperfection, and God, who knows our condition, is just. “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life (eternal life, Gen., lll., 22) and may enter in through the gates into the city, “(into heaven)- Rev. xxll., 14.

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MISS MARION REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 6, 1940

There passed away at her home, on Colbourne street, on Wednesday, May 29, Miss Marion Reid, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Reid, in her seventy-fifth year. Miss Reid had not enjoyed good health for a couple of years, but had only been confined to her bed for the past two or three months. Miss Reid was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reid, of Avonbridge, Stirlingshire, Scotland. She came to Canada with her parents and part of the family in 1881, and settled at Forest Home, where her father died in 1884. The same year she, with her mother and brother, William Reid, removed to Sadowa, where they engaged in farming and also kept the post office. In 1915 they sold out and came to Orillia where they have resided since. Miss Reid was a Presbyterian in faith, and she belonged to the Presbyterian church at Sebright, and later the Orillia Presbyterian church. One brother, William Reid, of Orillia, and one sister, Mrs. H. Matheson, of south Orillia Township, survive. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from Doolittle Brothers' funeral home. The service was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. Interment was made in St. Andrew's cemetery. Pallbearers were four nephews, William and John Matheson, of Listowell, Alex Matheson, of Uhthoff, and John Johnstone, of Sadowa, and Charles Fell and Frank Grigg. Others from a distance who attended the funeral besides her nephews were Mrs. Joseph Kennedy and Mrs. Wm. Matheson, of Listowell.

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HECTOR McLEOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 3, 1941

A native of Oxford County and a member of one of Vasey's pioneer families, Hector McLeod, died at Hughton, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, June 26. He had gone to Hughton in April to spend the summer with his son, Mr. Cecil McLeod, and intended to return to his home in Orillia in the fall. He was ill only a couple of days before his death. The deceased was born in Oxford County eighty-four years ago. As a lad of seven, he had gone to Vasey with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McLeod, and resided there until he came to Orillia in 1912. For a number of years he has divided his time between his home here and his children's homes in the West. Mr. McLeod was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and was one of the trustees for S.S. No. 11 Tay for some years. He is survived by four sons and three daughters, William John McLeod, Toronto; James Cecil McLeod, Hughton, Sask., W. Roy Mcleod, Moose Jaw, Sask.; Robert McLeod, Toronto; Mrs. James Burnfield (Ella), Ardrossan, Alberta, who was the only member of the family unable to attend her father's funeral; and Mrs. Fred Hill (Tena), of Charlton, Ontario. His wife, Mary Agnes Gratrix, predeceased him in 1929. He also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. James Barr, Rugby, Mrs. Robert Ryan, Orillia, William J. McLeod, Kintore, Ontario, and the Rev. T.H. McLeod, Washington, D.C. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, where the service was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. Interment was made in Vasey cemetery. Pallbearers were his four sons, William J., Cecil, Roy and Robert McLeod, and Messrs. Fred Hill, Charlton and Lemore McLeod, Toronto. A service was held at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, on Thursday evening before the remains were brought to Orillia.

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JAMES DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 18, 1948

On Tuesday, March 2, 1948, at 6650 Aubrey street, Lockdale, B.C., James Dunlop, formerly of Warminster, in his 87th year. Burial took place at Lockdale, B.C. Vancouver Daily Province, Friday, 5 March 1948, Page 23, Column 2 - DUNLOP - At the Vancouver General Hospital, March 2nd 1948, James Dunlop, of Meota, Sask., in his 87th year. Survived by his loving wife; three sons, Marshall and Jimmy in Meota, Sask.; Wilbert in Sask.; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Brechin, Calgary, Alta; Mrs. Mayme Mondor, North Bay, Ontario, 18 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, March 6th, at 10 a.m., from the chapel of the Burnaby Funeral Directors 4257 E. Hastings St., Rev. T.C. Colwell officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Meota, Sask., papers please copy.

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MARY MADELINE RUTHERFORD OVEREND

The Orillia Packet & Times, Oct. 21, 1943

MRS. FRED J. OVEREND - The death of Mrs. Overend, 314 London street, Peterborough, wife of Mr. Fred J. Overend, brother of Mr. Harold Overend, of Orillia, occurred at St. Joseph’s hospital on Thursday, October 14, after a comparatively brief illness. Mrs. Overend was born in Peterborough forty-eight years ago Mary Madeline Rutherford, daughter of the late C.J. Rutherford and Mrs. Rutherford. The families of her parents were both among the early settlers of Peterborough more than one hundred years ago, and her paternal grandfather, Robinson Rutherford, was one of the members of the first town council at its incorporation in 1850. Their interest in the affairs of the community was carried on by Mrs. Overend in her own sphere with special activity in the Red Cross Society of which she was a member of the executive. She was a former President of the Catholic Women’s League, and participated in the affairs of the congregation of St. Peter’s Cathedral of which she had been a devoted member all her life. Mrs. Overend was an alumnus of St. Joseph’s College, Toronto. Her practical Red Cross work carried on until a few weeks ago when illness compelled her absence, and gradually since then her associates became apprehensive of her ultimate recovery. Her friends had recently become reconciled to the probability that her remaining days were to be few. Mrs. Overend will be greatly missed in the organizations to which she gave valued assistance combined with a cheerful, winsome personality which was characteristic of her through girlhood and into the years of her marriage. To the members of the family the deep sympathy of a very large number of friends will be extended in their bereavement. Mrs. Overend is survived by her husband, Fred. J. Overend, Secretary-Treasurer of the Peterborough Lumber Company, and two daughters, Anne and Mary, her mother, and four brothers, John C. and George, of Peterborough, Dr. Thomas F. Rutherford, of Kingston, and Victor, of Cleveland. The funeral took place from the family residence on Saturday morning to St. Peter’s Cathedral and thence to St. Peter’s cemetery.
DITTO - DEATHS - OVEREND - At St. Joseph’s hospital, Peterborough, on Thursday, October 14, 1943, Mary Madeline Rutherford, daughter of the late C.J. Rutherford and Mrs. Rutherford, and wife of Fred. J. Overend, brother of Mr. Harold Overend, Orillia. Interment was made in St. Peter’s cemetery.

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MARY ANN BLOOMFIELD McLEAN

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 28, 1946

Mrs. Daniel McLean died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Tudhope, Jarratt, on February 11, in her 73rd year. Mrs. McLean, whose maiden name was Mary Ann Bloomfield, was born in Medonte and married the late Daniel McLean in 1893. They lived at Jarratt until 1920 when they moved to Dalston and resided there until the death of her husband in September 1944. Since then she had made her home with her two daughters. Mrs. McLean suffered a stroke and had been confined to her bed since last July. Her wonderful courage and patience through her illness was a source of inspiration to those who tenderly cared for her until the end. She was a member of Dalston United church and an active worker in the Women’s Association. Her quiet affectionate manner endeared her to all her associates, among whom she will be greatly missed. Left to mourn the loss of a loving mother are two sons and two daughters, William A. of Thornton, Mrs. A. M. Tudhope (Jeanette) of Jarratt, Mrs. C.W. Brown (Edna) and J. Ivan of Dalston, and sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral service which was largely attended was held on Thursday, February 14, from Doolittle Bros. Funeral Home, Orillia, where service was conducted by the Rev. Wm. Pelley of Dalston assisted by the Rev. A. McMullen, of Tiverton. The pallbearers were four grandsons, Lloyd McLean, Lorne Tudhope, Allan and Murray Brown, Gerald Rattle and Lorne MacKay. Many beautiful floral tributes were received from friends and relatives, and from Willis church, Jarratt, Dalston United church and Vespra Council. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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MINNIE MCCUAIG HAYWOOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec. 25, 1947

At the family residence, 53 Albany avenue, Toronto, on Tuesday, December 23, 1947, Minnie McCuaig, wife of the late George A. Haywood, formerly of Orillia, mother of Mrs. Louis Rix (Georgina) Toronto, Edith and Myrtle, Toronto, J. Harry Haywood, Vancouver, B.C. and Mrs. Bert Chapin ( Nellie), Calgary. On arrival of the noon train Friday December 26, the remains will rest at Doolittle Bros. Funeral Home. Service at 1:30. Interment will be made in St. James’s cemetery, Orillia.

The Orillia Packet & Times, January 15, 1948

Mrs. George Haywood, who for the greater part of her active life was a resident of Orillia, died at the home of her daughter, 89 Albany avenue, Toronto, on Tuesday December 23. She was in her eighty-eighth year. Mrs. Haywood, whose maiden name was Minnie McCuaig, was the eldest daughter of Henry and Janet McCuaig, and was born in the Township of Carden, near Seabright, in 1860. She came to Orillia as a young girl, and married George A. Haywood. The young couple spent the first three years of their married life in Penetanguishene, where Mr. Haywood conducted a butcher business. Returning to Orillia, Mr. Haywood entered into business here and this town was Mrs. Haywood’s home until her husband’s death in 1924, when she removed to Toronto and spent the remainder of her life with her daughters Edith and Myrtle. While in Orillia, Mrs. Haywod took an active part in the church life of St. James’s. Mrs. Haywood is survived by her five children, Mrs. L.R. Rix (Georgie) Edith and Myrtle, of Toronto, Mrs. H. C. Chapin (Nellie) Calgary; and J. H. Haywood (Harry) of Vancouver, B. C. There are eight grandchildren and one greatgrandson. Interment took place in St. James’s cemetery, on Friday, December 26, following a service in Doolittle Bros.’ funeral home, which was attended by a number of friends of the family.

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JOHN WILLIAM PAYNE

The Orillia Packet, July 8, 1909

MARCHMONT - This community was shocked and grieved last Sunday by the news that Mr. John W. Payne had passed away, after an illness from pneumonia of only ten days. Mr. Payne was in his fifty-ninth year, and had lived in this township for forty-five years. He was born at Kingston, and his father, the late David Payne, moved his family to the township of Orillia when deceased was about fourteen years of age. Mr. Payne was distinguished by singular industry and attention to his own work and duties. He was a kind and agreeable neighbor, and so lived in harmony with all whom he came in contact with that he can hardly have had an enemy. He was three times married. His first wife was a daughter of the late Isaac Middleton, and she lived but a few years after their marriage. Some time after the death of his second wife, who was a Miss Brown, he was married to Miss Jane Downs, a daughter of Mr. Robert Downs, of Foxmead, who, with nine children, six sons and three daughters, survives him. The eldest is the wife of Mr. Wm. Huston, of Foxmead, and the other eight are still at home, the youngest being between two and three years years of age. Two sons and a daughter were born to Mr. Payne’s first wife, and they are all settled in the Northwest, and one son to the second wife, who is living at Toronto. The exceptionally large funeral yesterday bore eloquent testimony to the esteem in which Mr. Payne was held. About a hundred and fifty vehicles followed the body to the cemetery at Orillia, where the funeral was under the direction of the Warminster Foresters. The clergymen who officiated at the house and the grave were the Rev. E.F. Church, the Rev. James Brown, and the Rev. W.J. Carson. Mr. Payne was a member of the Warminster Methodist church. The pallbearers were Messrs. Rumford, McKinlay, Brechin, R.C. Hipwell, Job Russell, and John C. Harvie. Mr. Payne’s wife and family were comforted by the fact that he was conscious almost to the last, and died with quiet resignation to the divine will.
DITTO - The death of Mr. John Payne, of North Orillia, after an illness from pneumonia of only a few days, is much regretted by many friends in and about the town. Mr. Payne was an honest, industrious man, much respected by his neighbors. He leaves a widow and a large family of children.
DITTO - UHTHOFF - A gloom was cast over this neighborhood by the death of Mr. John Payne, on Sunday, July 4th, after an illness of little more than a week, from pneumonia and pluerisy. Mr. Payne had been a resident of this place nearly thirty years, and will be much missed. Deep sympathy is extended to Mrs. Payne and family, in their sad bereavement.
DITTO - DEATHS - PAYNE- At Marchmont, on Sunday, July 4th, 1909, John William Payne, aged 58 years, 9 months and 18 days.

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ARCHIE McDONALD

The Orillia News Letter, August 1, 1928

JARRATT - The sympathy of the community goes to Mr. John Carmichael and the Misses Carmichael of the 8th concession, Medonte, in the sudden death of Archie McDonald, a young lad of ninteen years whom they had reared since he was eight years of age. He was found dead in the barn on Sunday evening. He leaves to mourn two sisters and one brother, one sister married, Mr. and Mrs. Routley, of Toronto, one brother Alex, of Stayner, and one sister Dorothy Latimore, all of whom were present at the funeral. His untimely death was a great shock to the family with whom he had always had a happy home. The funeral on Tuesday was largely attended by sorrowing friends and neighbors. Amongst those that attended the funeral of Archie McDonald from a distance were Mr. Rix Beard, Mr. and Mrs Cunningham, Mr. Thomas Reid and Miss Effie Reid all of Orillia; Mr. Gustice from Toronto. The pallbearers were schoolmates of the deceased: Austin Boadway, Melville McKerroll, John Graham, Hugh McArthur, Tom Clarke, Beverley Cook. Dr. and Mrs. T.P. McCullough, of Peterborough, was unable to stay for the funeral, having made all arrangements and their tickets to go to the coast on their holidays. Many beautiful floral tributes conveyed the sympathy of friends to the bereaved family. Rev. Mr. Ellis conducted services at the house and grave. Interment being made at Knox cemetery, Oro.
The Orillia News Letter, July 25, 1928 - CARLEY - The community received a severe shock when the news spread of the sad ending of Archie McDonald who made his home at Mr. John Carmichael's he having ended his own life quite unexpectedly. Archie was a very cheerful and smart lad and was well liked by all who knew him and his sudden death is keenly felt by all.

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CARLINE (CARRIE) WHITE

The death occurred on Tuesday, December 7, 1976, Carline White, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Mount in her 96th year. Mrs. Mount is survived by daughter Hildred (Mrs. John Thompson) Waverley and Mrs. Esther Wood of Orillia. She is predeceased by sons Clarence, Walter and Edwin. Mrs. Mount is also survived by sisters Mrs. Annie Tucker of Fesserton, Mrs. Olive Heels of Waubaushene and Hildred Wiles of Ajax. Predeceased siblings were Stephen, Mrs. Marie Boyle, Mrs. Vinnie Holm and Mrs. Mary Tucker and her parents Isaac and Annie (Granny) White. She will be lovingly remembered by 15 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Funeral services at the Nicholls Funeral Home on December 10th. Spring interment at Victoria Harbour Union Cemetery. Rev. Allan Kirk will officiate.

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DR. JOHN EDGAR McLEAN

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 29, 1948

A native of Jarratt and a resident of Orillia for many years, Dr. John Edgar McLean, brother of Dr. Alex H. McLean, of Orillia, died at Sudbury on Friday, July 23. The funeral service was held in Orillia on Monday afternoon. Dr. McLean had been in poor health for some time, and died in his 65th year. Born at Jarratt, the son of the late Dr. John and Mrs. McLean, he came to Orillia when a boy and attended the Orillia public and high school. He attended the University of Western Ontario at London and received his medical degree in 1910. A year later he married Azile Green in Toronto, and moved to Orillia where he practised medicine until 1916. At that time he entered the service with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. Following this he moved to Northern Ontario where he remained until his death. During his youth he was prominent in sports and was a well known hockey and lacrosse player for Orillia and University teams. In Northern Ontario he held several positions. He was medical officer for the Canadian National Railway, a Justice of the Peace, Medical Officer of Health, and was a member of the Sudbury District Medical Association. At one time he was medical officer of health for several lumber camps. A curling enthusiast, he helped to construct the Capreol curling rink. He also took an active interest in politics and was President of the Liberal Club of Northern Ontario at one time. He died in hospital at Sudbury, and a service was held in Capreol before the body was brought to Orillia. Another short service was held at the railway station, under the auspices of the Canadian Legion. Besides his wife, surviving members of the family include five children, John E., at home, Mrs. H.F. Yerricks (Jessie) of Richmond Hill; Mrs. A. McCulloch ( Joan) of Toronto, Margaret, of Toronto, Mrs. B.H. O’Neil (Mary) of Sydney Nova Scotia. He leaves one brother, Dr. Alex McLean, of Orillia, and three sisters, Mrs. W.A. Denton, of Toronto, and Florence and Mrs. H.R. Tudhope, of Orillia. There are four grandsons. The service in Orillia was held in the Presbyterian church and was under the auspices of the Masonic Order. The Rev. J.A. MacInnis, D.D., conducted the service, and pallbearers were H.W. Caswell, Rudy Arens, R.F. Grant, A.H. Tudhope, all of Orillia, and Dr. Garnet McLean, of Alliston. Relatives and friends attended from Capreol North Bay, Richmond Hill, Barrie, Toronto, Sudbury and Woodbridge. Interment was made in Orillia.
DITTO - DEATHS - MCLEAN - At Sudbury, on Friday, July 23, 1948, Dr. John Edgar McLean, husband of Azile Green, and son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John McLean, of Orillia. Interment was made in the Orillia cemetery.

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DUGALD MACKAY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 19. 1948

After an illness of short duration while spending a holiday with a sister, Mrs. Thomas Loach, of Sudbury, Dugald MacKay, of Jarratt, was stricken and taken to St. Joseph’s hospital, Sudbury, where he died the following day, August 10, as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. MacKay was the youngest member of the family of the late Dugald MacKay and Christina Reid. His grandparents came from Islay, Scotland, about a century ago and settled in the Township of Oro, then in its pioneer days. On the old homestead Mr. MacKay was born in 1886, and lived there for the early part of his life. In 1920, with his family, he moved to a larger farm where he resided for the remaining years of his life. Of an extremely quiet and unassuming disposition, Mr. MacKay centered his interests on his farm, his community and his church. For many years he was on the Board of Management of Willis church and later was an elder of the same church, and a member of Knox church Board. He is survived by his wife, formerly Ethel Abbot, two sons, George and Lorne, both residing in the community, and two brothers, Donald, of Elmvale, and Archie of Brandon, Manitoba, two sisters Mrs. Loach, of Sudbury, and Sarah, of Toronto, and four grandchildren. A former minister of Willis church, the Rev. A. McMullen, of Harriston, conducted the service in Willis church, which was largely attended, some coming from Barrie, Collingwood, Kirkland Lake, Toronto and Elmvale. The pallbearers were James R. Cooke, Ebenezer Walker, James Woodrow, Alex. Brown, Nathan Brown, Duncan Beaton. Interment was made in Knox cemetery, Oro.
DITTO - DEATHS - McKAY - At St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sudbury, on Tuesday, August 10, 1948, Dugal McKay, husband of Ethel Abbott, in his 62nd year. The funeral will take place from his residence, lot 1 concession 9, Oro, on Friday, August 13. Service in Willis church at 2:30. Interment will be made in Knox cemetery, Oro.

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JAMES ROY LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 9, 1948

A native of North River, James Lovering, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Lovering, died in Toronto on Monday, a victim of polio. Mr. Lovering was 38 years of age. He was employed in Toronto as a brakeman on the C.P.R. On Monday morning he became ill and was taken to the isolation hospital where he died on Monday night. Mr. Lovering served in the Navy during the war. He was unmarried. The body was brought to Orillia on Wednesday and he was buried in the family plot at the Orillia cemetery.

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NORRIS GREY REYNOLDS

The Orillia Packet & Times, October 7, 1948

The death occurred on Sunday, September 26, at his home at Creighton, of Norris Grey Reynolds. He had been in failing health for about two years. Born in York Township on July 13, 1872, he was the only son of the late Mary Grey and John Reynolds, and when three years of age moved with his parents to Creighton, where he spent the remainder of his life, except for four years spent in Orillia. He was married to Isabella Moffit, on June 3, 1908, who survives with one daughter, Edith. Mr. Reynolds was trustee and secretary-treasurer for S.S. No. 6, Medonte, for a number of years, and served on the Board of Stewards of Jarratt United church. The funeral service was held at his home on Tuesday afternoon, and was conducted by the Rev. J. R. Holden, of Coldwater. Interment was made in Orillia. The pallbearers were Dalton Teskey, John Hipwell, John Bloomfield, Arthur Moffit, Hilton Cook and Douglas Cressy.

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ALBERT VINCENT WOOD

The Orillia Packet & Times- Nov. 11, 1948

Mr. Albert Vincent Wood, of Port Severn, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Wood of Orillia, died suddenly on Oct 31, in his 87th year. Mr. Wood had been a resident of Port Severn for forty years. Before that he was a resident of Orillia. Surviving are his widow, Mary Emma Carter, two sons, William Wood and Reginald Wood, both of Port Severn, and four daughters, Mrs. R.C. Willis, of Lindsay, Mrs. Thomas Laver, of Orillia, and Mrs. Joseph Laver, of Orillia, and Mrs. P.D. Broseau, of Waubaushene, and one sister, Mrs. Haush, of Orillia. The Rev. W.B. Bugden officiated at the service. The pallbearers were three sons-in-law and three grandsons.

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JOHN STUART NELSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 18, 1948

One of Orillia’s oldest residents, John Stuart Nelson, passed away at his home at 17 William street, on Wednesday, March 10, in his 92nd year. He was the second son of the late John Nelson and Esther Ellis, and was born in 1856 at the Nelson homestead at Bass Lake. He lived his whole life in this community, and was the last survivor of a family of nine. In early life he was active in the temperance cause and was always a total abstainer. Always of a kind and hospitable nature, he made a large circle of friends. Through all his years he maintained a vital interest in Christian work at home and abroad, and was an honorary Deacon of the Orillia Baptist church at the time of his death. While health permitted he took an active part in promoting the welfare of the Baptist church at Marchmont, and later in Orillia. In 1881 he married Annie M. Rix, daughter of the late George Rix and Hetty Payne, who survives him, with one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Frank T. Moffatt, Orillia; Reginald S., of Eady; Ernest D., of Bass Lake; John F. of Toronto. One daughter and one son predeceased him. There are three grandchildren and one great grandchild.nThe funeral service was held at Doolittle Bros. funeral home on Saturday, and was conducted by the Rev. Alfred Price, pastor of the Orillia Baptist church. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery. The pallbearers were Alfred Bard, Harry Moffatt, Edgar Maynard, Charles Clarke, the Rev. Charles Saunders and Lawrence Nelson. Those attending from a distance were Nelson Reid, Mrs. W. Keys and Miss Ruth Keys, of Varna, Charles Nelson, of Clinton, Harvie and Lloyd Rix, of Detroit; Wesley Rix and Miss L. Rix, of Barrie; George Thompson, of Dalston; the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Saunders and Miss Marie Saunders, of Creemore; H.G. Martin, of Shanty Bay; Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Nelson, of Toronto.
DITTO, March 11, 1948 - DEATHS - NELSON - At Orillia, on Wednesday, March 10, 1948, John Stuart Nelson, husband of Annie M. Rix, and father of Reginald S. Nelson, of Eady, Ernest D. Nelson, of Bass Lake, John F. Nelson, of Toronto, and Mrs. Frank Moffatt ( Effie) of Orillia, aged 91 years. The funeral will be from Doolittle Brothers funeral home on Saturday, March 13. Interment will be made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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ELLA B. RIX QUICK

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 1, 1948

MRS. FRANK QUICK - Following a lengthy illness, Mrs. Frank Quick died at her home, 238 Mary street, Orillia, on Tuesday, March 30. She was in her 84th year and had been a resident of Orillia and district all her life. She was born Ella Rix, daughter of the late George Rix and Hetty Payne, and spent her early life on the farm at Bass Lake. She attended school at Marchmont and Orillia. About 64 years ago she married Frank Quick and they lived on a farm at Foxmead until about thirty years ago, when they moved to Orillia. Mr. Quick died in June of last year, and for the past seven years Mrs. Quick had been in poor health. She was bedridden since last fall. She was a member of Bethel Baptist church and was a respected resident of the community. Mrs. Quick is survived by one sister, Mrs. Stewart Nelson, of Orillia; one brother, the Rev. William Rix, of Indiana, and by four children, Mrs. William Keeler (Gertrude) of Orillia; Earl Quick of Foxmead; Mrs. Oliver Nelson of Three Hills, Alberta, and Lorne Quick, of Orillia. There are fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. The service will be held on Thursday afternoon at Doolittle Brother’s funeral home, and interment will be made in the Orillia cemetery. The service will be conducted by the Rev. John Byers, of Hamilton, assisted by the Rev. Robert Guthrie, of Orillia. Pallbearers will be Leonard Dunford, Clayton Dunford, Frank Quick, Eric Quick, Roy Payne, Anslie Payne.
DITTO, DEATHS - QUICK - At her residence, 238 Mary street, Orillia, on Tuesday, March 30, 1948, Ella Rix, wife of the late Frank Quick, in her 84th year. The funeral takes place from Doolittle Bros. funeral home, on Thursday, April 1. Service at 2:30. Interment will be made in St. James’s cemetery, Orillia.

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MRS GEORGE DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 25, 1948

Following a very lengthy illness, Coldwater's oldest citizen, Mrs. George Dunlop, died at her home on Eplett-street on March 13. Mrs. Dunlop was in her 98th year. In July, 1946, she suffered a stroke and was confined to bed for almost twenty months. She was born on October 28, 1850, at Eady, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd. She resided for a time at Moonstone, before coming to Coldwater in 1925. She was known to all in Coldwater as Grannie Dunlop, and had a very kindly disposition and was loved by all who knew her. Her husband died in 1933 and a son, James, died in 1928. She is survived by the following children, Arthur of Moonstone, Mrs. M. Miller of Moonstone, Boyd of Eady, George of Toronto, Mrs. Archie Thomson of Kingston, John of Coldwater and Mrs. Bruce Speerin of Coldwater. One sister, Mrs. Luke Leatherdale, of Coldwater, survives. Mrs. Dunlop had 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. The funeral service was held at the home on March 15, and was conducted by the Rev. L.E. Gosselin, a former minister. Interment was made in the Orillia cemetery, and pallbearers were six grandsons, Graham Thomson, Eric Lloyd and Kent Dunlop. Ernest and Boyd Miller. Among the many floral tributes was one from St. Andrew's Presbyterian church of Coldwater, Knox church in Moonstone, and the Swift Canadian Company. Among the relatives who came from a distance were Mr. George Dunlop, Mrs. Robert Dale, of Toronto, and Graham Thomson, of Kingston.

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MISS EMMA JANE DURNFORD

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 15, 1948

Her many friends in Coldwater mourned the death of Miss Emma Jane Durnford, who died on Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Joseph Orton, at Mountstephen. Miss Durnford was 77 years of age. She lived most of her life in Coldwater and district and was engaged as a practical nurse for many years. For several years she was nursing in Boston. The funeral service on Tuesday afternoon was widely attended.

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ELIZABETH KEITH McKERROLL REED

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 1948

At Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, May 25, Elizabeth Keith McKerroll, wife of Russell H. Reed, daughter of John D. McKerroll and the late Mrs. McKerroll, of Orillia, in her 34th year. The remains will arrive on Friday morning and will rest at the Mundell Funeral Home, 79 West street, North, until Saturday, May 29. The service will be held at 2. Interment will be made in Orillia.

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MARGARET ODESSA CALVERLEY SHELLSWELL

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 13, 1948

CARLYON - MRS. IRA SHELLSWELL - Early on Thursday morning April 29, Mrs. Ira Shellswell died at her home at Carlyon in her 62nd year. Not being in very good health for two years, she was stricken with a very severe stroke on April 14, from which she did not rally. Her maiden name was Margaret Odessa Calverley, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mickley Calverley, and she was born on November 23, 1886. She attended Thompkins school and Gray church, at that time the Presbyterian church, and spent her girlhood in that vicinity. She was married to Mr. Ira Shellswell on July 9, 1913, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, and since had resided here. Being very fond of her own home she led a quiet life, but was a good neighbor. Those surviving are her husband, one brother, William Calverley, a niece, Mrs. A. Johnston of Orillia, and a nephew Mickler Calverley, on the old home place. The funeral was from her home on Saturday, May 1, to St. James's cemetery, Orillia, conducted by the Rev. R.W. French, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The pallbearers were David, Samuel, Walter and Matthew Shelswell. The floral tributes were lovely and included a spray from Carlyon Sunday school and from Gray church Women's Association. Those from a distance who attended were relatives from Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. James Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Godfrey, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Calverley, Mrs. Walter Gordon, and friends from Edgar, Hawkestone, Orillia. Sympathy is extended to the family.

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WILLIAM FRANCIS RIX

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 24, 1948

After some weeks illness William Francis Rix died at his home in Warminster on Thursday, June 3. He was born in Warminster in 1866, the son of William Rix, and had lived there all his life. He was married to Janet Maria Walker of Creighton, who predeceased him three years ago. Surviving are two sons, Walker Daniel and Joseph Henry, one brother, Charles of Orillia, two sisters Mrs. Thomas Ball of Orillia and Mrs. Joseph Dutton of Ann Arbour, Michigan, and two grandchildren. Interment was made in St. George’s cemetery, Fair Valley. The pallbearers were Melville Kent, Fred Goss of Coldwater, Gordon Pace of Toronto, Norman Teskey, William Mountstephen, Wilbert Ward, Orillia. Relatives and friends from a distance were Mr. Freeman Waugh of Toronto, Misses Helen, Marguerite and Marion Waugh of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. J. Handcock, Beaverton, and others from Craighurst and Crown Hill and the surrounding district

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AGNES KADDIE HORNE

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 24, 1948

After a lengthy illness, Miss Agnes Kaddie Horne, died at the residence of her nephew, Elmore Paisley, 21 William St., Orillia, on Saturday, June 19. She was the daughter of the late John Horne and Sarah Fell and was born in 1875 at Rugby in the Township of Oro. Previous to coming to reside in Orillia with her sister, the late Mrs. Helen Paisley, she had lived in Toronto, Regina and Winnipeg. During her life she had always been a faithful member of the Baptist church, participating particularly in choral activities. She was extremely interested in the arts, being especially enthusiastic about painting in oil. Many of her relatives and friends have mementoes of her ability. She is survived by one brother, Mr. Ben Horne, of Orillia, also four nieces and six nephews. The service in Orillia was conducted by the Rev. Alfred Price and interment was made in Knox cemetery. The pallbearers were Wm. Teskey, Bert Wigg, Percy Horne, Leslie Horne, John Paisley and Elmore Paisley.

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ISABELLA LAWSON GILL MADDEN

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 24, 1948

MRS. GEORGE TITE MADDEN - On Monday, June 14, at her residence, 92 Tecumseh street, Orillia, one of Orillia’s early native citizens died at the age of 85, Isabella Lawson Gill, daughter of Daniel Gill and Betsy Hamilton, and widow of Mr. George Tite Madden. She was a granddaughter of Mr. Jacob Gill, who settled in Orillia in 1832, and was understood to be Orillia’s first white family. Mrs. Madden was a member of the United church, and as long as her strength allowed was a most faithful and active worker in the societies of the Church. She was President of the Ladies’ Aid and was Treasurer for 25 years. She founded the Madden-Long Auxiliary of the Women’s Missionary Society, and was honorary Prsident for 45 years. In other activities she was a member of the first Orillia Hospital Auxiliary, and the first Y.M.C.A. Auxiliary. Mrs. Madden is survived by her only daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Ilda) who resided with her, a grandson, George William Gordon of London, Ontario, a sister Miss Clara Gill of Sudbury, and two brothers, William Gill of Midland, and Herbert Gill of Fenelon Falls. Mr. Madden died in 1936. The service was held in the family home when the Rev. W.B. Bugden was in charge, and interment was made in the Orillia cemetery. The pallbearers were Harry Tyler, Robert Swinton, A. Weatherwax, Wallace Card, Clark Brillinger and E.F. Eddington. Amongst the relatives and friends from a distance who attended were Mr. and Mrs. William Gill, Midland, Mr. Herbert Gill of Fenelon Falls, Mr. J.R. Gill and Miss Josephine Gill of Sudbury, Mr. and Mrs. G. William Gordon and son Robert of London, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Sanderson, of Detroit, Mrs. Ryan, of New York City, Mr. H. Gill of Victoria Harbour, Mrs. Paul Fox, of Moncton, N.B., Mrs. P. Todd of West Hill, Mr. and Mrs. W. White and Mr. Allan White of Huntsville.

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ELIZA ANN HEWITT LIVINGSTON

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 12, 1948

MRS. JOHN LIVINGSTON - On Tuesday, January 20, Eliza Ann Hewitt, wife of the late John Livingston, died at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, in her eighty-ninth year. She had been in the hospital less than a week. Old age was the primary cause of her death. Mrs. Livingston was one of a well known family, and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hewitt, English pioneers. Mr. Hewitt conducted a blacksmith shop at the foot of Hewitt’s Hill on the Penetanguishene road, which was known far and wide in the early days, and where Mrs. Livingston was born on May 8, 1859. Six months later Mr. Hewitt and family moved to a farm one-half mile east of Edgar, lot 11, concession 5, Oro, where Murray Hutchinson now lives. She received her education in the old school at Edgar corner, in the days when Miss Campbell, later Mrs. J.J. Brown, taught. She was married to John Livingston and went to live at lot 13, concession 6, where she was living at the time of her death. While her health permitted, she was a regular attendant of Central church, Oro, and took a deep interest in the work of the church. She is survived by four sons, John, on the homestead, Walter and Maxwell, of Edgar, and Stanley, of Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held in Barrie, and burial took place at the old Knox cemetery, Oro, where her husband was buried in February, 1935. The Rev. J. Ferguson, of Barrie, conducted the service both in Barrie and at the graveside. The pallbearers were Fred Patterson, Andrew McNabb, Dan McArthur, Lang McCuaig, Peter McArthur and Walter Hutchinson.

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JAMES HERBERT EATON

The Orillia Packet & Times, January 29, 1948

JAMES HERBERT EATON - After ten years of invalidism, following a stroke, Mr. J.H. Eaton passed away on early on Wednesday morning. He was in his sixty-second year. James Herbert Eaton was a native Orillian, the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Eaton. Following his education in Orillia schools, he entered the firm of J.R. Eaton & Sons, then one of Orillia’s leading industries, with which he continued to be connected till the business was disposed of. Shortly afterward, as the result of high blood pressure, he suffered the stroke which put an end to his active career. During the intervening ten years he has been confined to bed, lovingly cared for by his wife. Public spirited and of a particularly cheerful and friendly disposition, Mr. Eaton had a quick sense of humour and was a man of fine ideals. He had taken an active part in the Board of Trade and had held the post of president. He was for many years a valued member of the Board of Managers of the Orillia Presbyterian church. He had served on the Board of Reference of the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, which was charged with the important duty of preparing lists of those veterans of the war of 1914-18 entitled to the privileges of the Hospital, under the endowment plan. He had risen in Masonry to be Master of Orillia lodge A.F. & A.M. Thirty five years ago, Mr. Eaton married Jessie Dickson, elder daughter of the late J. E. Dickson, who survives him, as do two daughters, Mrs. J.A. Norman (Barbara), of Toronto, and Katherine Randall Eaton, of Orillia. He is also survived by his elder brother, Edward Russell Eaton, of Toronto, and by a sister, Mrs. M. H. Braden, Orillia. Another sister, Miss Eva Eaton, died five years ago. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon. The body will remain at his home, 20 Neywash street, until noon on Friday, when it will be taken to the Presbyterian church, the casket remaining closed. The funeral service, conducted by the Rev. J.A. McInnis, D.D., will be under Masonic auspices. The active pallbearers will be four nephews, Messrs. Russell Eaton, of Hamilton, D.G. MacDonald, Donald Waddington and Harold Landell, of Toronto, together with Messrs Lorne Hawke and Colin Campbell. There will also be six honorary pallbearers; Messrs. A.H. Waite, Gordon Perryman, R.S. Cunningham, George Cunningham, C.H. Hale and Fred Alport.
DITTO - DEATHS - EATON - At his residence, 20 Neywash street, Orillia, on Wednesday, January 28, 1948, James Herbert Eaton, husband of Jessie Dickson, and father of Mrs. J.A. Norman (Barbara), of Toronto and Katherine of Orillia. The remains will rest at his residence from Thursday morning until the time of service on Friday, January 30 at 2, in the Orillia Presbyterian church. The casket will be closed before the service. Interment will be made in St. Andrew’s cemetery.

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MARY HORNE ROBERTSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 3, 1910

RUGBY - Last Thursday evening, February 24th, Death visited the home of Mr. Geo. B. Robertson, and touched the wife and mother, and her spirit fled to the realms beyond. Deceased had been ailing upwards of two years, from anaemia, and despite the best efforts of her physician and the tender and affectionate care of her family she succumbed to the malady. She bore her illness with Christian fortitude. Mrs. G.B. Robertson was born lot 12, concession 11, Oro, on February 8th, 1853, so that she was in her 57th year. She was the second daughter of the late Thomas Horne, and four brothers, John, Thomas, James and Andrew, all of Oro, with three sisters, Mrs. James Fell of Rugby, Mrs. James Jermey of Mitchell Square, and Mrs. Wm. Teskey of Orillia, survive her. At the manse, Orillia, with the Rev. John Gray, D.D., officiating, she became the wife of Mr. Robertson on October 5th, 1871, and resided upon the farm where she died ever since her marriage. She leaves to mourn her departure, besides her sorrowing husband, three daughters, Mrs. Harry Edwards of Calgary, Alberta; Mrs. J.J. Orton of Okotoks, Alberta; and Miss Louisa at home. Her eldest child, George W., predeceased her just eleven years and one day, on February 23rd, 1899. The floral tokens were a wreath from Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Orton, a crescent from Mr. and Mrs. Harry Edwards, and a spray from Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Horne, Orillia. The funeral took place shortly after one o’clock on Saturday afternoon, to Esson cemetery. Impresive services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. A. McVicar of Jarratt. The church was filled with sorrowing and sympathetic friends and relatives, testifying to the esteem in which deceased and the family were held in the community. The pallbearers were her four brothers before mentioned and two brothers-in-law, Messrs. Richard Anderson and John Robertson.

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WILLIAM McLEOD HORNE

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 28, 1910

DEATH OF MR. W. M. HORNE - A Life Long Resident Of Oro- The death of William McLeod Horne, on Monday evening last, after a few day’s illness, came as a shock to the whole community and was indeed a sad surprise to all who knew him. In Mr. Horne Oro loses one of her most estimable and useful residents, Esson church one of its foremost and most earnest workers, the Sunday school an efficient and tireless superintendent, and the Temperence cause a zealous advocate. In short, Mr. Horne was prominent in every work which had for its aim the uplifting of his fellows and the moral and spiritual welfare of the community, and his place will be difficult to fill. He was born in Oro, on the farm adjoining that on which he died, sixty seven years ago, the second son of the late John Horne, and he could tell of many trying experiences of pioneer life. He is survived by two brothers, John and Donald, in Oro, and one sister, Mrs. B. Teskey, Warminster. In 1870 he married Christina, daughter of the late James Black, who survives him, with their five children; James R. and William F., at home; Mrs. John Rutherford, Rugby; Mrs. C. Burt, Nelson, B.C., and Maggie E., at home. Deceased took a loyal and patriotic interest in public affairs, though he never accepted office except in the church, of which he was Superintendent of the Sunday school. In 1866, when the Fenian marauders invaded Ontario, he volunteered, and was a member of the Oro Company, No. 6 of the Simcoe Foresters, under Captain (now Colonel) W.E. O’Brien. The funeral will take place at two o’clock on Thursday, to Esson cemetery. The Rev. A. McVicar will conduct service in the church.

The Orillia Packet, May 5, 1910 - RUGBY - The funeral of the late William McLeod Horne, whose death was chronicled in the Packet of last week, was one of the largest seen in this township for many years. The cortege was considerably over a mile in length. The Rev. A. McVicar, his pastor, conducted the funeral service at the house, and was assisted by the Rev. Charles Cooke, of Orillia, at the church and at the grave. Mr. McVicar’s exhortation was based upon the text in John 14: 1, “ Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.” The many floral tributes bespoke the deep sorrow of the community in the passing of a useful member, and included a gates ajar, from Esson church, of which he had been an elder upwards of thirty years; a sickle from the Bible class and Sunday school, of which he had been teacher and superintendent twenty four years, without an interruption; a triangle, from Unionist Division, Sons of Temperance, of which he had been a member ever since its inception, and the members of which, together with his Bible class, followed the coffin on foot to the grave; and a wreath from the family. The pallbearers were Messrs. H. Cooke, Dr. Gilchrist, J.P. Secord, Orillia; J.T. Horne, Richard Anderson, and T.H. McMahon. The deceased was born on the lot adjoining his home, on the 28th of May 1843, and had nearly reached his sixty-seventh birthday. On October 1st, 1867, he was married, by the Rev. Dr. Gray, to Christina, a daughter of the late James Black, who, with two sons, James R. and William F., and three daughters, Mrs. John Rutherford at Rugby; Mrs. C. Burt, Nelson, B.C., and Miss Maggie E., at home, are left to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father. He was the second son of the late John Horne, and is survived by two brothers, John and Donald, of Rugby, and a sister, Mrs. B. Teskey, Warminster. Deceased took a prominent part in the Oro Sabbath School Association, and for several years was president of that body. In 1874 he was appointed License Inspector for the township, and through his instrumentality, many of the ramshackle groggeries then scattered throughout the municipality were put out of business altogether. Mr. Horne’s illness was of short duration. Grip developed pneumonia, which, together with a weak heart, soon bore the patient beyond the skill of the physician or the tender attention of those who loved him, and a useful citizen passed to his reward. The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out with sorrow to the members of the family in their grief.

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MARY HARVIE COTTON

The Orillia Packet, April 28, 1910

DEATH OF MRS. DANIEL COTTON - After A Brief Illness- Many friends sympathise deeply with Mr. Daniel Cotton (as well as with the other members of the famiy) in the death of his wife. Mrs. Cotton had been somewhat ailing for two or three years, but had been confined to bed for only about three weeks, and passed away on Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Cotton was the second daughter of the late Robert Harvie, and was married about forty years ago. The young couple then took up their residence on the farm where Mrs. Cotton died, and there brought up a family of five sons and two daughters. Of these six survive- John having died about five years ago. Those left are Samuel, of Seabright; Robert, who has lately settled in Alberta; Daniel, of Matchedash; Mrs. Walter Powell, South Orillia; Mrs. T. Wallace, of Flos; and William, at home. Mrs. Cotton’s brothers and sisters are Mr. John R. Harvie, Mr. W.R. Harvie; Mr. Robert Harvie, dentist, of Winnipeg; Mrs. Robert Allan, Uhthoff; Dr. James Harvie, Coldwater, and Mrs. T. B. Cramp, Orillia. The esteem in which Mrs. Cotton was held, and the sympathy felt for those bereaved, was well expressed by the large number of friends and neighbors who attended the funeral last Friday, notwithstanding the busy season. At the house a simple and impressive funeral service was conducted by the Rev. D.C. MacGregor. The pall-bearers were three brothers and three cousins of the deceased, and a large number of mourning relatives followed the hearse to the cemetery.

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DANIEL COTTON

The Orillia Packet, March 2, 1911

MR. DAN COTTON’S DEATH - Passed Away on Monday Afternoon- Friends both in town and country heard with sorow the news that Mr. Dan Cotton’s illness had terminated in his death on Monday afternoon. He had been ailing some months, but was able to attend to his duties till early in December, when increasing weakness induced him to seek medical aid, and it was discovered that he was suffering from a cystic tumour. In spite of all that could be done for him, he continued to decline, and about a fortnight ago was compelled to take to his bed. He retained consciousness up to the end, and passed peacefully away. Daniel Cotton was a native of Oro, son of one of the most prominent of the pioneers. He spent the greater part of his life in South Orillia, settling on the third concession with his young bride, Mary Harvie, daughter of the late Robert Harvie, in 1868. There they transformed the forest into fertile fields, and made for themselves the beautiful home where he passed away less than a year after the death of his wife. Four sons and two daughters survive him. They are:- Samuel, of Seabright; Robert, of Alberta; Daniel, of Orillia, and William, who lives on the homestead; Mrs. Walter Powell, of South Orillia, and Mrs. T.R. Wallace, of Flos. Four brothers and four sisters also survive- Noah, of Flos; Samuel and John, who are in the West; and Simson, of Midland; Mrs. Scot, of Elmvale; Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Silas Locke, of Oro; and Mrs. J.R. Harvie, South Orillia. Most of his family were at his bedside at his death, Robert Harvie, D.L.S., of Winnipeg, a brother-in-law, having arrived just half an hour previously. Mr. Cotton served in the Township Council for several terms, and held the office of Deputy Reeve. For twenty years he had been an active and enthusiastic member of the East Simcoe Agricultural Society, and for a number of years had filled the office of Vice-President. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cotton was ever willing to lend a helping hand, and many an act of neighborly kindness will long endear his memory in the community in which he lived. The death of his ever-helpful and devoted wife, a year ago, was a sore blow, from which he never appeared quite to rally. The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon, the service at the house beginning at 2 o’clock. DITTO - DEATHS - COTTON - At South Orillia, on Monday, February 27th, 1911, Daniel Cotton, aged 67. Funeral will take place from his late residence, on Thursday afternoon, March 2nd, at 2:30. Servvice at house at 2.

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BETSY HAMILTON GILL

The Orillia Packet, Jan. 26, 1911

DEATH OF MRS. DANIEL GILL - An Old and Respected Resident of Orillia- Death called an old and highly respected resident of Orillia last Friday in the person of Mrs. Daniel Gill, who had attained her seventy-sixth year. She had been ailing for about a month. Mrs. Gill was a daughter of the late John Hamilton, one of Wellington’s veterans, he having been one of the eighty men of the 79th Highlanders who came scathless through the terrible day of Waterloo, out of the eight hundred who went into the battle. He came to Penetanguishene with his regiment, and on receiving his discharge in the early thirties, settled on the Penetanguishene road, near Hillsdale, and opened a hotel, the Half Way House, which became famous in the pioneer days as a spot where the traveller was sure of a good meal and a warm bed. There on the 25th of January, 1835, Mrs. Gill was born, and resided up to 1855, when she was married to Mr. Daniel Gill, and came to Orillia. In this town she has ever since lived. Her husband died nearly twenty years ago (on the 12th of March, 1891), but of eleven children, ten survive, one having died in infancy. They are John H. Gill, Orillia; Jacob H. Gill, Victoria Harbour; Mrs. John Ralston. Orillia; James M. Gill, Reeve of Victoria Harbour; Mrs. George T. Madden, Orillia; Wm. A. Gill, Waubaushene; Joseph S. Gill, Sudbury; Miss Clara Gill and Mrs. R.J. Sanderson, Orillia; and Herbert D. Gill, Winnipeg. Mrs. Gill was a consistent member of the Methodist church, and the funeral on Monday was conducted by the Rev. J.J. Ferguson, who was assisted by the Rev. H.D. Raymond, curate of St. James’s. The pallbearers were five sons, and a son-in-law, Mr. John Ralston. The Orillia Packet, Jan. 26, 1911- DEATHS- GILL- At Orillia, on Friday, January 20, 1911, Betsy Hamilton, relict of the late Daniel Gill, aged 76.

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SARAH POWLEY WRIGHT

The Orillia Packet, Jan. 10, 1911

Mrs. Sarah Wright, relict of the late William Wright, passed away on the 6th instant, after an illness of two weeks duration, at her home at Toronto. Although failing for some time, her death was quite unexpected. She was a member of the well known Powley family, who are descendants of United Empire Loyalists. Mrs. Wright was the eldest daughter of the late Jacob Powley of Marchmount. She was born in the year 1835, in the township of Kingston. In her seventeenth year she, with her parents, brothers, and sisters, left Kingston and travelled by steamer Passport to Toronto, proceeding up Yonge street by stage to Holland Landing. From there they came to Orillia by steamer Beaver, landing on May 1st, 1850, in a heavy snow storm. The late Jacob Powley was the first to bring buggies into this part of the country. Mrs. Wright was married to William Wright in 1852. They brought up a family of nine children, of whom eight survive. Two sons, William C. of Duluth, Minnesota, and Albert J. of Orillia; and six daughters, Mrs. A.E. Amey of Orillia, Mrs. John Shales of Toronto, Mrs. C.R. Kirkman of Golden, Colorado, Mrs. John Justice of Winnipeg, and the Misses Dyene and Phyllis of Toronto. There was a reunion of the daughters at their mother’s funeral, for the first time in twenty-eight years. Three brothers and one sister also survive her; Charles and William of Orillia, George of Toronto, and Mrs. Stewart of Vernon, B.C. On Tuesday evening, the 10th, there was a short service at the home in Toronto, conducted by Mr. Telfer, and on arrival at Orillia by the noon train on Wednesday. Canon Greene took charge of the funeral services. The pallbearers were Messrs. J.B. Henderson, R.H. Montgomery, T.B. Mitchell, J.P. Secord, J.A. McDonald, and Boyd Saunders.

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JANET THOMPSON REID

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 22, 1910

MIDLAND FREE PRESS - Mrs. Alex. Reid of Coldwater passed away at the hospital here on Wednesday, at the age of 69. Deceased had been in poor health for two or three years, and was taken to the hospital a few days ago in hopes that a course of treatment might restore her in some measure at least. For a number of years deceased and her family were residents of Midland. About fifteen years ago the family moved to Coldwater, and thence to other towns, finally coming back to Coldwater, where Mr. Reid has been engaged in the mercantile business. The remains were conveyed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.E. Preston, from where the funeral took place on Sunday to Lakeview cemetery. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and six sons; Mrs. W.E. Preston and Mrs. Palmer, of Midland; Florence at home; Hugh, McPhee and Thompson, of Buffalo; John , of Lethbridge, and James and Robert, of Bow Island. The Orillia Packet, Sept 15, 1910- DEATHS- REID- At Midland, on Wednesday, September 9th, 1910, Janet, beloved wife of Alexander Reid of Coldwater, in her 69th year.

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NANCY JOHNSON DOWNS

The Orillia Packet, April 20, 1911

FOXMEAD - Death has again visited this community and taken a highly respected pioneer in the person of Mrs. Nancy Johnson Downs, who was born at Coleraine, County Derry, Ireland, in the year 1836. She became the wife of Mr. Robert Downs in the year 1856. Two years later she sailed with her husband for Canada, landing at St. Johns, N.B., and coming thirty two years ago to North Orillia, where she remained until her death, on Friday morning, the 14th of April. Mrs. Downs had been ailing during the winter, from pneumonia and heart weakness. The end came peacefully, and found her fully trusting in her Saviour. Deceased leaves a husband and eight children, all married, twenty-five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. The daughters are: Mrs. John Lashay, Uhthoff; Mrs. J.W. Payne, Marchmont; Mrs. Chas. Thornburn, and Mrs. Fred. Gayton, Fort William. The sons are: Thomas, at Murillo, Northern Ontario; Robert, in Manitoba; Hugh, of Foxmead, and Johnson, on the homestead. The latter faithfully watched at his mother’s bedside, with his aged father. The funeral was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. James Brown. The pallbearers were: Messrs John Dunford, Wm. Rankin, David Huston, Ronald Dunlop, Andrew Soules, and Wm. Dodd.

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SARAH JOHNSTON SMITH

The Orillia Packet, March 23, 1911

Mrs. James Smith - Our correspondent at Uptergrove writes: This community was saddened by the death of Mrs. James Smith, of Orillia, which took place at her home in Front street, on Friday evening, 17th of March. Mrs. Smith had been suffering for the past two and a half months from a paralytic stroke, but previous to that had always been in the best of health, except that for the past ten or twelve years she was unable to leave the house on account of rheumatism. She was born in the island of Coll, Argyllshire, in 1830. In 1847 the family set out for Canada, but her mother, three brothers and a sister died on the way, of what was then known as emigrant fever. Deceased kept house for her father and remaining brothers, who settled at Uptergrove, until her marriage to the late James Smith, of Mara, in 1886. On his death, thirteen years ago, she removed to Orillia, where she remained until her death. Mrs. Smith was of an unusually kindly Christian disposition, and was liked by all who knew her, as was shown by the large number both at her home, where the service was conducted by the Rev. F.G.R. Dredge, and at Uptergrove, where the Rev. J. Mackersie preached. Mrs. Mackersie also sang an appropriate solo. Deceased leaves to mourn her, three brothers, Capt. L. Johnston, of Orillia; James Johnston, of Rathburn, and William Johnston, of this place, besides a host of friends. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Miss Flora Johnston, Toronto; Mr. H.S. Johnston, Lindsay; Mrs. H. McArthur and Miss Jessie McArthur, of Woodville, and Mr. L. Johnston, of Markham. The pallbearers were Messrs. J.G. Johnston, Longford Mills; Geo. Read, Donald Mackensie and A. Ross, of Uptergrove; D. Calderwood, of Rathburn, and R. Leith, of Atherley.

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JOHN BALL

The Orillia Packet, April 27, 1911

WARMINSTER - After a long period of helpless invalidism, extending over seven years, Mr. John Ball died on Thursday evening. Mr Ball had been a resident of this place for upwards of fifty years and died on the farm on which he had spent his lifetime. About forty-four years ago he married Miss Eliza Orr, daughter of the late Guy Orr, of Medonte, and of the union twelve children were born. Of these, all are still living, excepting Mrs. Wellington Rose, who died on the 2nd instant, at Winnipeg, and was interred at Orillia. The sons are Joseph H. and John F., of Orillia; Guy and Herbert, of Winnipeg, and Norman, Lewis, Milton, and Percy, of Warminster. The daughters; Mrs. Alex. Rose, of Winnipeg; Mrs. Joseph Miller, of Eady, and Miss Edna, at home. Mr. Ball was connected with the Brethren who worship in the Gospel Hall at this place.

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MARY & DANIEL GILL

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 2, 1909

BROTHER AND SISTER DROWNED - Sad Skating Accident at Sparrow Lake- The Gravenhurst correspondent of the Packet writes: Early on Sunday morning, 28th of November, a messenger from Franklin’s bay, Sparrow Lake, brought the account that the bay had on the Saturday evening before, at 7 o’clock, its first drowning accident of the skating season. A small party of lads and lasses had gone upon the bay to skate, of whom Mary, Daniel and Cyril Gill and May Jones had the ice give way under them, letting them into the water. Cyril Gill managed to get to land and assisted May Jones and his sister Mary out on the ice. May Jones got to land, but Mary Gill broke through again before she reached the shore, and she, aged 15 years, and her brother Daniel, aged 13, were drowned. On Tuesday morning the double funeral took place, leaving the residence at an early hour, to St. Paul’s church at Gravenhurst, and comprised a large number of vehicles, containing most of the neighbours from that section. Mr. Gill and his uncle, Mr. Daniel McCormack, are much liked and respected. The body of Mary Gill was carried into the church by six maiden pallbearers, whilst that of her brother was carried by six lads. The taking of life by either water or fire seems to add to the depression of our parting with our loved ones, and the deplorable accident has brought a gloom over the neighbourhood. The family of the departed have the earnest sympathy of all their neighbours in this hour of trouble.
DITTO - SEVERN BRIDGE - A sad double drowning accident occurred on Franklin’s bay, Sparrow Lake, on Saturday evening last, by which Mary Gill, aged 15, and Daniel Gill, aged 13,years, lost their lives. Fortunately the younger brother had gone to the shore to fix his skates, or another member of the family, no doubt, would have been among the dead; and possibly May Jones as well, for it was with the assistance of the younger brother, who threw a rope to her, that she was rescued from her perilous position- almost exhausted, so that she could not have held out much longer. This accident took place near where Mr. and Mrs. Torrence were drowned some years ago by their sail boat upsetting. Mr. and Mrs. Gill and relatives have the sympathy of the community in this sad affliction.

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MELVILLE BROCKETT TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec. 11, 1947

JUDGE TUDHOPE HAD A LARGE PLACE IN ORILLIA’S COMMUNITY LIFE FOR MANY YEARS - His many Orillia friends learned with regret that death had come suddenly to Judge M.B. Tudhope at Brockville, on Saturday evening. Judge Tudhope had been in reasonably good health, following his severe illness of last spring. He went to the hospital on Saturday morning suffering from a severe pain in his head. But the attack was not considered serious, and his death on Saturday evening was quite unexpected. Born in Orillia on the 14th of December, 1873, the son of William Tudhope, one of Orillia’s earliest manufacturers, Melville Brockett Tudhope spent the major part of his life in his native town, of which he became one of its leading citizens. After passing through the Orillia Public and High schools, he later graduated from Queen’s University in 1897, and completed the law course at Osgoode Hall in 1900. In the meantime he had taught for several terms in the Orillia Central school. Entering on the practice of law after being called to the bar, Mr. Tudhope rapidly acquired a large clientele. As years passed he won an outstanding reputation in the criminal field, and was frequently engaged as Crown Counsel by the Attorney General’s Department. His quick wit, faculty for coming to a decision without delay, and persuasive eloquence combined with skill in cross examination, made him particularly effective in dealing with juries. His legal career, culminated in his appointment as County Judge of Leeds and Grenville in April 1931, with headquarters at Brockville. He continued to fill this office up till his death. A FINE CITIZEN - But it is as a citizen rather than as a lawyer that Judge Tudhope will be remembered in his native town. In this respect he filled a large place in the community. For nearly thirty years he was a member of the Public School Board and Board of Education, becoming Chariman of the latter body on its formation in 1919 and continuing to hold the post till he left for Brockville. Education of the youth of Orillia was a subject very near to his heart, and he expended much time and thought on the schools. The Hospital was another institution that won his enthusiastic support, and he was Secretary of the Hospital Board from the time it was organized in 1908 till he left town. He took an active part in the inauguration of the Soldiers Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Board of Health for some years. He had also been a member of the Official Board of St. Paul’s United church. He was a Mason and a Kiwanian. But it was not only, or even chiefly in these official capacities that Judge Tudhope had won the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens. Every public movement could count on his sympathetic support. Conspicuous among his activities was the part he played in organising and carrying on the Orillia Patriotic Fund in the war of 1914-18, which gave Orillia the distinction of being almost, if not quite, the only town in Canada that cared for all the dependents of its citizens overseas without calling upon the Federal fund. He was also a member of the Recruiting Committee which initiated the county regiment movement and was one of those instrumental in raising the first County Battalion in Canada. He was a member of the group who did most of the recruiting in the Orillia district, others being Joseph Downey, J.C. Miller and Joseph Ganley. His services were in demand as chairman in all sorts of gatherings by reason of the happy manner in which he could fill that difficult post. An ardent admirer of Burns, he frequently lectured on the Scottish bard with the loving appreciation of a student and disciple. Sport also excited his keen interest. While not, like several of his brothers, a player himself he followed with the enthusiasm of a sophisticated fan the fortunes of Orillia’s famous lacrosse teams. His own game was golf, and he was an ardent disciple of Izaak Walton. A LITERARY AUTHORITY In a more limited companionship, Judge Tudhope’s wide and discerning acquaintance with English literature made him an authority to whom reference was often made. He had a fine taste in words, and an intimate knowledge of their shades of meaning, and would go to infinite pains to clear up any obscure or uncertain literary problem that might be submitted to his judgment. He was apt in repartee and the good natured duels in which he and his two special friends, Mr. Joseph Downey and Mr. J.C. Miller, often indulged were often the feature of public gatherings in which they took part. While he could be severe and caustic in speech, Judge Tudhope had a kind heart which was seldom appealed to in vain. But he was intolerant of comment that he considered subversive of law and good government. Mr. George McLean tells a story bearing on this phase of Judge Tudhope’s character, which he considers the most striking rebuke I ever heard a speaker get, and not a word said.” At a Kiwanis Club meeting at which a “reformed criminal” from the United States was the speaker, he had the effrontery to cast aspersions on the legal profession on the judges in his own country, and finally on the Canadian bench. This last roused Judge Tudhope’s indignation beyond endurance. Without a word, he rose, aided Mrs. Tudhope to put on her own coat, deliberately put on own coat, adjusted his scarf, picked up his walking stick, gave his arm to Mrs. Tudhope and slowly walked out of the hall. ‘The effect, Mr. McLean declares, “was electric.” Judge Tudhope took a thoughtful and intelligent interest in the political life of Canada, and was familiar with its history. Originally an active Liberal, whose platform ability was put to generous use in election campaigns, like many others he swung over to the Conservative ranks in the Union Government election of 1917, and while maintaining an independent judgment remained with that party, with the exception of a short excursion into the Progressive ranks in the Provincial election of 1923. ORILLIA’S TRIBUTE IN 1931 The place that Judge Tudhope held in Orillia was strikingly demonstrated when he came to leave to take up his residence in Brockville. There were several public farewell functions, including a civic farewell, attended by over a hundred of Orillia’s leading citizens, at which representatives of the Town Council, Board of Education, Board of Trade, Board of Health and other civic bodies expressed their thankful appreciation of what Judge Tudhope had done for his native town. The Board of Education held a farewell dinner of its own, and so did the joint staffs of the Collegiate Institute and Public Schools in which his contribution to the educational institutions of the town was emphasised. All these functions were accompanied by presentations to remind the judge of the high esteem in which he had been held in his home town. It is tragic to look over the reports of these gatherings, and to note how many of those who took part in them, less than seventeen years ago, have passed on- among them Mr. George Thomson, who was chairman of the civic dinner, Dr. A.E. Ardagh, the Hon. William Finlayson, Messrs. Bruce Murphy, J.C. Miller, William Grant, J.B. Johnston, Isaac Day, Howard Goyer, C.L.T. McKenzie and Wm. McKaughan. The editorial note in which the Packet and Times conveyed its congratulations and good-bye touched on several aspects of Judge Tudhope’s personality which old friends will recall with pleasure: “Congratulations to Mr. M.B. Tudhope on his well earned appointment to the bench. But can it be that we shall no longer catch a passing glimpse of that stalwart form and those stout be-stockinged calves; no longer have our literary lapses censored, or be treated to little homilies of sage advice; no longer watch a well known figure rise in public gatherings with a sense of curiosity as to whether we are to listen to pungent criticism or witty persiflage, or eloquent praise? Alack a-day! Orillia will not be the same town without Mr. M.B. Tudhope.” LAST OF HIS GENERATION And so finis is written on the career of one of Orillia’s great citizens. He was the last of a family of ten who had made a large contribution to the development of Orillia from a village into one of the most thriving towns in Ontario, and which is still well represented by a later generation. His wife, whose maiden name was Nellie Botsford, and who was highly esteemed for her lovable character, died three years after the removal to Brockville. He is survived by three daughters- Mrs. James T. Gow (Lesley) and Mrs. Paul Fenton (Jean) of Toronto; and Miss Margot Tudhope, who lived with her father in Brockville. There are four grandchildren. Judge Tudhope retained a deep interest in Orillia and Orillia affairs through the sixteen years since he left the town to take up his residence in Brockville, and spent his summers in a cottage at Atherley. His body was brought home for interment in the family plot in St. Andrew’s cemetery. The funeral service was held in Mundell’s funeral home which was crowded with friends, both from the town, and from a distance. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden, of St. Paul’s church with which Judge Tudhope had been connected.
DITTO - DEATHS - TUDHOPE - At Brockville, on Saturday, December 6, 1947, Melville Brockett Tudhope, husband of the late Nellie Botsford. The service was held on Wednesday, December 10. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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ANN SCOTT LITSTER

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 25, 1909

DEATH OF MRS. GEO. LITSTER - One Of The Pioneers Of The Township Of Oro. Another of the pioneers of Oro township, in the person of Mrs. Geo. Litster, passed away on the 20th, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John B. Robertson, Mississaga street West, Orillia. Deceased, whose maiden name was Annie Scott, daughter of the late John Scott, was born at Ballaston, Toll, near Glasgow, Scotland, on September 7, 1824, and came to Canada with her parents when seven years of age. They settled in Oro township, near Rugby, where the subject of this sketch grew up amid all the rigours of pioneer life. Mr. Scott was appointed County surveyor, a position he held up to the time of his death, and he surveyed much of Oro township. Miss Scott was married to George Litster, on October 14, 1851, the Rev. John Gray performing the ceremony. Deceased spent her life on the old homestead until a year ago last June, when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. John B. Robertson. Before coming to Orillia last September she spent some months with her daughter, Mrs. W. Ball, at Rugby. For two years Mrs. Litster has been an invalid, but did not take to her bed until Christmas Day. Her husband died on April 17, 1888. Mrs. Litster was a woman of high Christian ideals and rare Christian experience, and died with perfect faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Redeemer. She was a consistent member of the Congregational church, Rugby, and the funeral, which was very largely attended, took place on Tuesday to Knox cemetery, Oro, and was conducted by the Rev. James Brown, who spoke highly of deceased and her exemplary character. Mrs. Litster leaves two sons and two daughters, John, on the homstead at Rugby; Henry G., of Oro; Mrs. J.B. Robertson, of Orillia, and Mrs. Wm. Ball, Rugby. One brother survives her, Mr. John Scott, of Listowel; also a nephew, Mr. James Johnston, of the same place, who visited her here in January. The pallbearers were Messrs. Geo. Robertson, John Rutherford, Geo. Litster, Edward Johnston, Geo. Anderson, and William Litster.

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JANET CARMICHAEL CLARKE

The Orillia Packet, Feb 25, 1909

JARRATT - On Monday morning, February 8th, 1909, there passed away, after a short illness, Janet Carmichael, relict of the late Angus Clarke. Deceased was born in Islay, Scotland, on November 15th, 1823, and came to Canada with her parents twenty years later. They settled in Medonte, which was then a wilderness. In 1845 she married the late Angus Clarke, who predeceased her about fifteen years. A family of ten children were born to them, four of whom survive. They are John, of Jarratt; Mrs. David Wallace, of Orillia; Duncan and Annie, at home. She was a good neighbor, of a quiet and amiable disposition; beloved by all who knew her. The funeral, which took place on Wednesday, to Knox Cemetery, Oro, was largely attended and was conducted by the Rev. A. McD. Haig, pastor of Willis Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Clarke was a consistent member.

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WILLIAM HARVIE

The Orillia Packet, March 11, 1909

MR WILLIAM HARVIE DEAD - The Last Of The Pioneers of 1832. On Monday, one of the last, if not the very last, of those who came to this district in the pioneer days of 1832-33 passed away, in the person of Mr. William Harvie, senior. He was but a little lad when he came to South Orillia with his father, the late John Harvie. William was the sixth of the seven brothers whose descendants now form one of the most numerous and representative of the pioneer families. Of a quiet and retiring disposition, he had taken no prominent part in public affairs, but lived the whole of his active life on the old homestead, which he acquired from his father. Nevertheless, he had a quiet but strong influence in his own neighborhood, which was always exercised in the interests of peace and amity. He was a consistent and faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, and had held office for a long term of years, first as a Deacon, and latterly as an Elder. His death leaves Mrs. Paterson and Dr. Gray the only survivors of the original members of the Presbyterian congregation here. He married a Miss MacMilllan, a member of one of the pioneer families, of which the other members removed to the Huron district, then known as the Queen’s bush. Mrs. Harvie pre-deceased her husband by about twenty years. Three sons and five daughters survive- Alexander, of the Asylum staff; and William and Charles, of North Orillia; Mrs. John Ormsby, Mrs. J. Martin, Mrs. David Thomson, and Mrs. Andrew McNabb, all residing in the town or neighborhood, and Miss Barbara, who cared for her father in his old age. Mr. Harvie had almost completed his eighty-third year. The funeral will be held this afternoon, from his late residence, on the Barrie road.

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JOHN MacNAB

The Orillia Packet, March 11, 1909

WASHAGO MAN KILLED- By A Fall From A Bridge- Our Washago correspondent sends the following: - The sad news has reached here that Mr. John Macnab, bridge carpenter, of this place, employed on the Canadian Northern Railway, fell off the bridge at Wahnapitae and was killed. Mr. E. Watkin, the young man's father-in-law, took the evening train, and met the body at North Bay, returning with it to Washago. It is said that the accident was caused by the scaffolding giving way, precipitating the unfortunate young man to the ice, many feet below. Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Macnab in her sad bereavement. They had been married less than a year, which makes the trial harder to bear.

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ANNIE MARSHALL BLACK

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 4, 1909

ATHERLEY - The saddest event that has happened in our village for many a year was the death of Mrs. Thomas Black, which occurred on Thursday morning last, after only a few hour's illness. Annie Marshall was born in Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England, on the 28th of November, 1847, and came to Canada in the spring of 1884, twenty-five years ago to join her husband, who had come a year earlier. They have lived in Atherley and vicinity ever since. Mrs. Black was an accomplished musician, and was organist in her church at home at the early age of nine years. She had been organist in St. John's church, Atherley, for fifteen years, hardly missing a service during that time. She was in her accustomed place the Sunday previous to her death. She was a kind neighbor, always ready to render help to the needy and sympathy to those in trouble, and to help along every good cause. She was a kind mother and devoted wife, and earnest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family. Mrs. Black is survived by her husband, two daughters and three sons. We have sustained a great loss, but she has gained the reward of the faithful, " A crown of life".
DITTO - ATHERLEY - I am sorry to chronicle the death of Mrs. Thomas Black which took place on Wednesday night. She was buried on Saturday in the Methodist cemetery. Much sympathy is felt for the family.

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MARGARET McLEAN HOY

The Orillia Packet, April 28, 1910

THE PASSING OF MRS. HOY - Friends in Orillia learned with very deep regret on Tuesday of the death at Montreal of Mrs. Robert Hoy. Mrs. Hoy left here about four weeks ago with the purpose of visiting her eldest son, Mr. Charles N. Hoy, in South Africa. She intended first to make a short stay at Buffalo, with her sister, Mrs. Munro, and at Montreal, with her youngest son, Mr. Harold Hoy. While at the latter place she contracted pneumonia, which developed into empyema, and carried her off, death being immediately due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Hoy was only in her fifty-fifth year. She was the eldest daughter of the late Donald McLean, and was a native of Ontario. Her husband, who was a well known and successful business, died after a very brief illness, in November, 1894, falling a victim to blood poisoning. Three sons survive - Charles Norman, who after serving throughout the South African war, first in the Canadian Mounted Rifles, and afterwards as a lieutenant in the irregular horse, settled down in the Transvaal; Albert H., of Winnipeg, and T. Harold, of Montreal. She is also survived by four brothers- Arch., of Chicago; Charles and Daniel, of Orillia, and Hugh, of North Dakota; and two sisters, Mrs. J.M. Munro, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Daniel McLean, who lives in Michigan. Mrs. Hoy was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. The body was brought to Orillia, yesterday, and the funeral will take place tomorrow ( Friday) from the home of her brother, Mr. Charles McLean, Front street.

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PETER McNABB

The Orillia Packet, April 21, 1910

A Pioneer of Thorah And Carden. Mr. Peter McNabb's death on Sunday evening, April 17th, was not unexpected. Though he had been confined to bed for only a fortnight, he had been ailing all winter. Mr. McNabb was born on the island of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland, on the 12th of May, 1836, and came to Canada with his father and mother in 1854. They first settled in the vicinity of Beaverton, and after three years moved to a bush farm in the Township of Carden, near the present village of Sebright. In February, 1870, he married Miss Janet McNabb, of the Township of Eldon, near Woodville. Eight children were the fruit of the union, seven of whom are still living. The latter are Mrs. Hugh Fletcher, of Mitchell Square; Mr. Duncan H. McNabb, of North Bay; Mr. Angus C. McNabb, of Midland, and Andrew, Jack, Isaac, and Bella, of Orillia. The youngest daughter, Miss Mary McNabb, died last August. Mr. McNabb and his family moved to Orillia in 1889, and have resided here since. He had been a member of the Presbyterian Church from early boyhood, and was an earnest and consistent advocate of temperance; about the last time he was uptown, indeed, was to cast his vote for Local Option. He was a charter member of Elgin Camp, Sons of Scotland. Two brothers and two sisters survive Mr. McNabb. They are; Colin, of Sebright; Duncan, of Orillia; Mrs. Calhoun, Sebright, and Mrs. Taylor, Invercargill, New Zealand. The funeral on Wednesday afternoon was largely attended, and was conducted by the Rev. C.H. Cooke. The Sons of Scotland attended in a body, and took charge of the arrangements. The pallbearers were Messrs. M.B. Tudhope, George D. Grant, J.B. Henderson, John Reid, John McKenzie, and Donald McArthur. Mrs. McNabb survives her husband, and is still strong and vigorous.

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WILLIAM ANTHONY STAUNTON

The Orillia Packet, March 31, 1910

DEATH OF MR. W. A. STAUNTON - Late Of Peterborough, And Formerly Of Orillia. The Peterborough Daily Review of Saturday said: - A particularly sad death occurred on Good Friday morning at 11 o’clock, when Mr. William Anthony Staunton passed away after a three day’s illness of pneumonia, at his late residence, 20, Benson Avenue. Mr. Staunton was born at Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, and received his education in Trinity University, Dublin. In 1861 he was married to Margaret Hussey, of Lindsay, who predeceased him two years ago. The deceased has been a highly respected resident of Peterborough for 21 years, coming here from Orillia, was a devoted member of St. John’s church and a staunch Conservative in politics. He leaves to mourn his loss Capt. W.R. Staunton, Port Arthur; Mrs. T.W. Wood, Orillia; Mrs. S.F.M. Touchbourne, “Pinehurst,” Ida; Mrs. James Pavitt Archer, Campbellford; Mr. Wilfred J. Staunton, Spokane, Washington, and Maud, Ernest, Clarence and Harvie, of this city. General sympathy is extended to the family, as it is only a fortnight since the death of their eldest brother.

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CUYLER PAYNE

The Orillia Packet, December 29, 1910

Mr. Cuyler Payne, who died at his home here on Thursday, 15th of December, 1910, was born in the county of Broome, Quebec, in 1827. In 1850 he married Fannie Eliza Stetson, and came to Upper Canada in 1858, settling in the township of Reach. Later he moved west with his family, but returned in a few years, and came to Atherley, where he resided twenty-nine years. Mr. Payne was an industrious man, working hard until about two years ago, when he sustained injuries by a fall, from which he never fully recovered, but he was confined to bed only a fortnight or so before his death. He experienced no pain, but simply slept into eternity. His last audible words remembered were, " I'm going home." He was a kind husband and father, a respected friend and good neighbor, and will be greatly missed by a host of friends. Deceased is survived by his aged widow, three sons and one daughter: George, of Uxbridge; Edward, of Sunderland; S.R., of Atherley, and Mrs. Angus McDonald, of Orillia. Also by two sisters, Mrs. H. Sornberger of Maxwell, and Mrs. R. Hollingshead, of Collingwood. The funeral, to the Methodist cemetery, was conducted by the Rev. W.A. Bunner. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Sawyer, Myers, James, Merkley, Jamieson, and Symington.

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MARTIN CALVERLEY

The Orillia Packet, July 14, 1910

After a prolonged fight for life, Mr. Martin Calverley passed away in the Orillia General Hospital on Tuesday morning. He was operated on for appendicitis several weeks ago. Though the disease had made such progress that the operation was critical, he rallied for a short time; but for ten days before his death a fatal termination was considered inevitable. He was the seventh son of the late William Calverley, and was forty-five years of age. He was married five years ago to Miss Annie Muir, who survives him, with three children. Eight brothers and three sisters also survive. They are, William, Nathan and Azerley, of South Orillia; Arthur, of North Orillia; Charles, of Ninette, Manitoba, who is at present spending a year at home; Columbus, who is Indian Agent at Norway House, Manitoba; Robert, of Orillia, and Joseph, who also is in the West; Mrs. Jas. Stanton, South Orillia; Mrs. J.T. Robinson, Uhthoff, and Mrs. Walter Fox, of Wolverhampton, England. One brother and one sister had died previously. The funeral took place yesterday. The service was conducted by the Rev. H.D. Raymond.

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ESTHER ELLIS NELSON

The Orillia Packet, July 14, 1910

PRICE’S CORNER - Mrs. Nelson, who died on July 7th, was born in County Kent, England, on December 22nd, 1825. When ten years of age, she came with her parents to Canada. They settled at Drummondville, Ontario, where six months later her father died. On December 1st, 1848, she was married on her mother’s home, Drummondville, to the late John Ferris Nelson. There they resided a year. They then moved to Toronto, later to Holland Landing, then to Orillia, and in 1853 to the farm at Bass Lake, where her husband died in 1890. She is survived by nine children, Charles William, Elizabeth Ann, widow of the late John Goss; Mrs. Edmund Wallis, Mrs. Chas. H. Moffatt, John Stuart, Francis, Mrs. Chas. Clark, Annie J., (who cared for her mother until her death), and Mrs. Wm. L. Saunders. Her youngest daughter, Charlotte, died when five years of age. There are twenty-seven living grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Her children are all residing in the neighborhood and were at the funeral. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the Marchmont Baptist Church, and was buried in the Orillia cemetery.

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JOHN SPARLING

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 8, 1910

On Saturday morning, 3rd of December, Mr. John Sparling passed away, at the age of eighty-three years. During his long life he had enjoyed good health, but during the last year or so he has been gradually failing, and of late suffered somewhat severely, from no specific disease but old age. John Sparling was born in the County Limerick, Ireland, and came to Canada when fourteen years of age. His father remained three or four years in New Brunswick, and then moved to the township of Artemesis, County of Grey, Ontario, where the family resided a number of years, and subsequently moved to Barrie. Deceased built the esplanade at Barrie for the Northern Railway, and a little later came to Orillia to build that here for the Midland Company. That was in 1871, and since then Mr. Sparling has taken an active, practical part in the upbuilding of this town. For a time he continued railway construction, here and elsewhere. He obtained from the Council the franchise, and constructed the first waterworks for supplying Orillia, from what was then known as the Coldwater road spring, at Victoria Park, which he sold to the late William Todd and Robert Pace, who in turn sold it to the town. Then he served the public as overseer of streets for a number of years. He took a deep interest in public affairs, and was strongly Conservative in politics. He was Chaplain of Orillia Lodge of Masons. In religion he was, like most of the Irish Palatinate, a devoted Methodist. On March 7th, 1854, he married Martha Ann Seeler, of the township of Sunnidale. Of this union six children were born, of whom only his eldest daughter (Mary Ann), Mrs. James Kelly of Wadena, Minnesota, survives. In 1884 he married Mrs. Jane Miner of Orillia, who survives him. He had four brothers and two sisters, of whom the youngest, William, of Alma, Arkansas, is the only survivor. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. J.J. Ferguson, and by the members of the Masonic lodge, who attended in strong force. The pallbearers, brother Masons, were Messrs. J.B. Tudhope, M.P.P., E.B. Alport, J.R. Eaton, Wesley Moore, E. Long, and R.A. Robinson. Among the friends from a distance were, the Rev. J.J. Sparling of Midland, nephew; Charles and Walter Mick of Toronto, nephews; Mrs. J.B. Sparling of Toronto, daughter-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Lowrie of Brampton, (the latter is his granddaughter); Mr. and Mrs. Seeler of Sunnidale, and Mr. Quigley of Uxbridge. There was a large attendance of townspeople and from the surrounding townships.
DITTO- For thirty-nine years Mr. Jno Sparling was a resident of Orillia. He came here in 1871 to build the esplanade on the lakefront for the Midland Railway, and liked the town so well that he decided to remain. The house in which he died he built for the late D.J. Beaton, who came to Orillia to edit the Times. Mr. Sparling and Mr. Beaton had known each other at Stayner, where both had resided. It is interesting to recall that for building the esplanade Mr. Sparling did not receive anything, owing to the financial failure of Frank Shanly of Toronto, under whom he had a sub contract. Mr. Sparling’s loss in the matter was over four thousand dollars. He had previously made some money on the Barrie esplanade and other contracts, with which he paid those who worked for him here.
DITTO- DEATHS- SPARLING- At Orillia, on Saturday, 3rd of December, 1910, John Sparling, aged 83 years, 6 months.

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MRS. BIG SAIL

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 2, 1911

DIED AT THE AGE OF 108 - Born At Orillia In 1802 - A correspondent of the Christian Guardian sends that paper the following interesting sketch: - On January 3rd, 1911, there died on Snake Island, Lake Simcoe, Mrs. Big Sail, at the age of 108 years. The following facts about her were given me by Chief Keche Chemon (Big Canoe), of Georgina Island, Lake Simcoe. I give them nearly in the Chief's own words: She was born in the year 1802, at Mechekahning (Narrows), now Orillia. Her brother, the late Rev. H.B. Steinhauer, was also born at the same place. She obtained a fair education at Orillia, under the instruction of Wm. Law. In 1832 she was married to Thomas Big Sail, who was much older than herself. Her husband was converted and Baptised at Holland Landing, in the year 1828. When this great awakening took place, 133 Indians were baptised. Thomas Big Sail became a thorough, earnest Christian, and was appointed a local preacher and class-leader. As he had no education, his wife taught him to memorise a number of hymns, and he was thus able to hold services anywhere among his own people, and was a very useful man in Christian service among the Indians through his wife's learning. In her old age Mrs. Big Sail's mind was bright and active; her sight and hearing were also good. She was able to be about the house until the last few months before her death. She had a good voice and she sang most of the time in her declining days. Her favourite hymn that she sang almost to her last hour was, "I'm going home to die no more." No doubt she has safely reached her children who have gone before her. She had ten children, five boys and five girls. Only two sons and two daughters survive her.

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JOHN CALVERLEY

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 2, 1909

ARDTREA - The death of the late Mr. John Calverley, on Friday last, came as somewhat of a surprise to the community. Though he had been a sufferer for the last eighteen months, he was not confined to his bed until a couple of days previous to his death. He was the second son of the late J.B. Calverley, and a grandson of the old pioneer settler, Captain Wood. He was unmarried, but leaves to mourn his loss his aged mother and a large family of brothers and sisters, all of whom were at his funeral. The services were conducted by the Rev. H.D. Raymond of Orillia, and the pall bearers were Messrs. Edmund, Frederick, and Thomas Calverley, brothers of the deceased; J.E. Boyer a brother-in-law; George Annis and Archibald Robinson. The sympathy of the community is with the aged mother and family in the loss of a good son and brother.

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AMELIA ANN BASKERVILLE REID

The Orillia Packet, June 10, 1909

WARMINSTER - Mrs. Samuel Reid died on Tuesday morning. Though she had been in poor health for years, and had been an invalid since last August, the end came unexpectedly, from dropsy. In fact, she had been wheeled over to her son Joseph’s, on Sunday, was up as usual on Monday, and was thought to be improving, if anything. Deceased was a native of Oro. Her maiden name was Amelia Ann Baskerville. She is survived by her husband, one daughter and six sons. The daughter, Miss Margaret Ann Reid, lives at home. The sons are Robert George, in Pennsylvania; Samuel, in Manitoba; Joseph, at Warminster; Harry and Richard, in Manitoba, and William, at Warminster. Interment takes place on Thursday, at St. George’s cemetery, Fair Valley.

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ISABELLA CONSTANCE MOORE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec. 19, 1946

MRS. PETER MAWDSLEY - Mrs. Peter Mawdsley died at her home, 145 Mississaga street west on Thursday, December 12. Mrs Mawdsley had been in poor health for several years but her last illness was of fairly short duration. She was in her 76th year. Mrs. Mawdsley, formerly Constance Moore, was born on December 28, 1870, in Oro Township, the daughter of Charles Moore and Isabelle Crooks. She lived in Oro Township most of her life except for a few years at Forest Home, South Orillia. She was a member of the Anglican Church, and took a great interest in church work and was active in that work as long as she was able. She had been a member of St. Mark’s church, East Oro, and later of St. Luke’s church at Price’s Corner. She had been presented with a life membership in St. Luke’s Woman’s Auxiliary. Mrs. Mawdsley was predeceased by her husband in December, 1935. Three sisters are living. They are Mrs. R.D. Anderson of Hawkestone; Mrs. Finlay McKay of Oro and Mrs. F. J. Love of Toronto. Also surviving are three brothers, William, Charles and George Moore, of Oro. Mrs Mawdsley is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. J.H. Johnstone, Mrs. J.G. Tudhope and Miss Olga Mawdsley, of Orillia, and Mrs. Joseph Ayers of Oro, and by one son, Charles Mawdsley, of Central Lake, Michigan. Sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Mawdsley’s death is the first break in the Moore family, of which three sisters and three brothers survive. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 14, at Doolittle Brother’s funeral home, and was conducted by the Rev. J.W. Newton-Smith. Interment was in St. James’s cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews, Murray Moore, Norman Moore, Bernell McKay, Allan McKay, Jack Moore and Howard Moore. Floral tributes were received from the St. Luke’s Women’s Auxiliary, St. Athanasius Women’s Auxiliary and the Price’s Corner Women’s Institute, as well as from a large number of relatives and friends. Those attending the funeral from a distance included her son, Charles Mawdsley, his wife and daughter from Central Lake, Michigan, and her sister, Mrs. F. J. Love, of Toronto.

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ALICE CHRISTINA HORNE BURT

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov. 28, 1946

MRS. CHARLES BURT- At the General hospital, Vancouver, B.C., Alice C. Horne, widow of the late Charles Burt, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McLeod Horne, formerly of Rugby, Ontario, died suddenly. She leaves four sons and one daughter with whom she made her home, two sisters and two brothers, Miss Margaret Horne, of Orillia, Mrs. John Rutherford, J.R. and W.F. Horne all of Rugby, and ten grandchildren. The funeral took place on November 2 to Forest Lawn cemetery, Vancouver.

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MARY JANE DUNLOP McKINLAY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov. 14, 1946

MRS. JOHN MCKINLAY - Following a lingering illness, Mary Jane McKinlay, wife of John McKinlay died at her daughter’s Mrs. Ross Currie, Central Oro, on Monday. October 28. Born at Warminster on February 10, 1879, she was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Dunlop. She was married to John McKinlay in 1909 and they lived at Jarratt for a number of years. Mrs. McKinlay was a member of the Presbyterian church and was esteemed by her many friends. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, May at home, Mrs. Ed. Hastings (Flora) of Guthrie, Mrs. Ross Currie (Evelyn) of Central Oro, and one grandchild, four sisters and one brother. The funeral service on Thursday, October 31, was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis of Orillia, at Doolittle Brothers Funeral Home. There were beautiful flowers. The pallbearers were Mord Dunlop, William Stewart, Ainslie Baskerville, William Reid, George Franks and Walter LeClair. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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MARGARET TESKEY HILL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Oct. 30, 1947

MRS. H. RUFUS HILL- At the Plummer Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Tuesday, October 7, after a lingering illness the death occurred of Margaret M. Teskey, wife of H. Rufus Hill, 290 Cathart street, Sault Ste. Marie, in her 68th year. Mrs. Hill was born at Warminster, Ontario, in 1880 and was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Teskey. Interment took place in Greenwood cemetery. The pallbearers were five brothers, all of Orillia, William Teskey, James Teskey, Norman Teskey, Alex Teskey, Reuben Teskey, and a cousin, B. Manley Teskey, of Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Hill is survived by her husband, two sons, William and Norman; one daughter, Mrs. Gordon Yeaman (Margaret), three grandsons, all of Sault Ste. Marie, five brothers, and two sisters, Mrs. Beers and Miss M. C. Teskey, all of Orillia.

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FRANCIS EDWARD DURNFORD

The Orillia Packet & Times- Thurs, March 30, 1944

Early on Thursday morning, February 24, Mr. Francis Edward (Frank) Durnford died at his home near North River in Tay, from heart trouble. He was in his 77th year and had enjoyed good health to within a few days of his death. He was the son of the late Edward Durnford and Jane Lovering, and was born in Coldwater. He moved to Tay when six years old and lived there all his life. He was interested in every worthwhile endeavor in the community and had a wide circle of friends. His chief interest was in the church. He served on the Board of Management and as elder in the North River Methodist and latterly the United church for nearly fifty years and for over twenty-five years was Superintendent of the Sunday-school. The Rev. F.C. Bayes, minister of the Coldwater United church preached the funeral sermon and paid tribute to his life of service. Surviving are his wife, formerly Blanche MacDonald, of Coldwater, and three daughters, Mrs. John Scott (Ethel), Windsor; Mrs. George McPharland (Margaret), Sault Ste. Marie; Mrs. William Gleadall (Jen.), Coldwater, and one son Ted, at home, and Mrs. Milford Carter (Edna), a daughter by his first wife. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Carter of New Lowell, Mrs. Strong of Creston, B.C. and Mrs. Gardner, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner came to Coldwater for the funeral. The funeral was one of the largest ever held at the United church, Coldwater. The pallbearers were three brothers-in-law, Norman MacDonald, Norman Durnford and Mel Lovering, and three sons-in-law, Milford Carter, John Scott and William Gleadall.

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JAMES SEAGERS

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov 23, 1944

Leonard James Seagers, youngest son of the late Henry Seagers and his wife, Janet Reid, died suddenly at his home in Hamilton on Monday. Only the day before, on Sunday, he and Mrs. Seagers celebrated their silver wedding. He had, however, been in poor health for a long time, and had been compelled to give up work last January. He was 62 years of age. Born at Brechin, where his father operated the flour mill, James Seagers came to Orillia at the age of eight, when the family removed to town following the death of his father. He got his schooling in Orillia, following which he went to Barrie, and became a railway engineer. For the past thirty-five years he has been in the employ of the Westinghouse Electric Company in Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, formerly Sarah Margaret Paterson, and by two brothers, Arch. Seagers, of Hamilton, and William Seagers, who is engaged in mining in Northern Ontario. His mother died ten years ago. Mrs. Keppel Cunningham, Orillia, is a cousin. The funeral took place yesterday, from Mundell’s funeral home to St. George’s cemetery, Fairvalley, Medonte, where interment took place in the family plot. The Rev. J.A. MacInnis conducted the service. The pallbearers were M. Tudhope, W. McKerroll, M. McKerroll, Jarratt; Arthur Paterson, Buffalo, Robert McNabb, Hamilton, and F. Lee, Orillia.

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JAMES MILLARD

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 28, 1905

A third paralytic stroke last week proved fatal to Mr. James Millard, who passed away on Christmas morning, after having been unconscious for nearly a week. It is more than four and a half years since Mr. Millard was first stricken down, and he has been an invalid ever since, though able to come up town in his chair. He had passed the age of fourscore by five months. A native of Newmarket, where he was born on the 5th of July, 1825, he was the son of the late Mordecai Millard, who emigrated to this country in 1798, settling on Yonge street, at Holland Landing. He had lived in Orillia for fifty-three years. He was the pioneer of the stage lines in this district, and carried on the business until the advent of the railways put a stop to it. He had stages running between Orillia and Barrie, and up to Muskoka and Sturgeon Bay. Mr. Millard was married in August 1852 to Catherine Gill who survives him with three sons, Ellis G. and James G., of Vancouver, B.C., and Charles G., of Coldwater; and four daughters, Mrs. J.T. Harvie, of Gravenhurst; Mrs. J.H. Sparling, of Toronto; Mrs. J.W. White and Mrs. J.H. Jackson, of Huntsville. Several brothers and sisters also survive, among them Charles Millard, Toronto; Thos. Millard, Orillia; Mordecai Millard, St. Louis, Missouri; Mrs. Duncan McKinlay, Jarratt’s Corners; Miss Sarah Millard, of Newmarket, and Mrs. James Kean, of North Orillia. Mr. Millard was a member of the Methodist church and a Conservative in politics. He was a man of sterling character and highly respected. The funeral, held yesterday afternoon, was largely attended.

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MR. JAMES BLOOMFIELD

The Orillia Packet, Nov 23, 1905

JARRATT’S CORNERS - It is my sad duty this week to record the death of one of our highly respected neighbors; Mr James Bloomfield, at his home, last Friday morning, 17th instant. Mr. Bloomfield had not been in good health for about a year, but was doing his ordinary work up till Friday, the 10th, when he received a paralytic stroke. A week he lay in a semi-unconscious state, then death came as a happy release. The funeral took place on Monday, to Orillia cemetery. The Rev. A. McD. Haig conducted the service. The pallbearers were Messrs. Wm. and George Bloomfield, brothers; Thos. Reid and Alex. McKerroll, brothers-in-law, and Jas. and Chas. Cook, cousins of deceased. Mr. Bloomfield was born at Colchester, Essex, England, in 1848, came to Canada in 1870, and settled near Jarratt’s Corners. A few years later he was married to Margaret Reid, who survives him, with seven daughters and two sons. They have the sincere sympathy of many friends.

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JOSEPH SUTHERLAND GILL

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 15, 1906

The body of the late J.S. Gill, of Matchedash, who died on Monday, in his eighty-third year, was brought to Orillia for interment yesterday. Mr. Gill, who was born on the south side of Lake Simcoe, near Newmarket, came to Orillia while still a boy, his father having been sent here by the Government to build houses for the Indians then resident on the site of the town. He settled in Matchedash nearly fifty years ago. Five sons and eight daughters survive him, out of a family of sixteen. He had a large family connection in this district, and was widely known and highly respected.
The Orillia Packet, Feb. 22, 1906 - JOSEPH GILL OF LOVERING - The death of Mr. Joseph Gill last week removed one of the very earliest of Orillia’s white residents, and also a pioneer of the Township of Matchedash, who was known far and wide throughout the district. Mr. Gill was born in June 1823, near Newmarket, and was thus in his eighty-third year. His father and mother were among the first settlers in Orillia, where quite a number of their descendants still live. He was married in October, 1845, to Catherine Hartford, who survives him. They settled at North River, as Lovering was then called, and were among the pioneers in that section- did their share toward turning the wilderness into the beautiful farm lands which lie in the vicinity of the North River. The sons and daughters are: Elisha, of California; David, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; William, of Lovering; Joseph, of Cedrowoolley, Washington; and Jacob R., of Lovering; Mrs. John Gray, Coldwater; Mrs. Wm. Ramsay, Mrs. Briggs, and Mrs. W.R. Harvie, Orillia; Mrs. M.L. Breech, Waubaushene; ; Mrs. J.C. Spence, Lovering; Mrs. Emes, Winnipeg, and Mrs. D. Laughlin, Midland. The family connection is a very large one. There are between forty and fifty great grandchildren alone. Messrs. Ben and Chas. Gill of Orillia are brothers, and Mrs. James Millard, a sister. Eleven years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Gill celebrated their golden wedding, and there was a great gathering of relations and friends at “ The Oaks” as they called their home. It is now about seven years since they sold the farm and retired, and since then they have spent their time with their children. Three years ago Mr. Gill was attacked with gangrene, and had some of his toes amputated. He recovered, but about two months ago it broke out in a worse form than before, and no medical skill could save him. He died on February 12th, at the home of his son, Mr. J.R. Gill at Lovering, and interment took place at Orillia on the 14th. Deceased was a man beloved by all who knew him, having a cheery optimistic temperment united with sterling worth of character. He will be sadly missed by the members of his family, and by her who shared his joys and sorrows through nearly sixty-one years of wedded life.

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WILLIAM RUTHERFORD TUDHOPE

The Orillia News Letter, Wed. June 6th 1928

W.R. TUDHOPE, FORMER ORILLIA BUSINESS MAN DIES IN TORONTO- The death took place on Saturday of William Rutherford Tudhope, former prominent business man, at his residence, 77 Madison avenue, Toronto, where he had lived for many years. He was eighty-three years of age. He was the second son of of the late George Tudhope, of Rugby, and was born in Oro township eighty-three years ago. He was in the drug business in Orillia for a number of years, in partnership with the late John F. Hunter, afterwards removing to Gravenhurst upon completion of the railway line to that town. There he engaged in a general store business, and was also the founder of Gravenhurst’s first newspaper, the Banner, which is still in existence. The last thirty years Mr. Tudhope lived in Toronto, where all his family are now located. His wife died several years ago. The following family survive: Hilton R. Tudhope, of the H.E. Ames Company; Laura May, widow of the late Dr. George Page; Ethel and Grace (Mrs. Grant). The funeral took place on Monday to Mount Pleasant cemetery, among those attending being Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Tudhope, Mr. H.R. Tudhope, Mr. Walter Tudhope and Mr. Robert Tudhope, of Uhthoff, the last two named being brothers of the deceased.

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MADELINE GILL SANDERSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 31, 1945

After an illness of over a year in the Soldiers Memorial hospital, Orillia, Mrs. R,J. Sanderson died on Sunday May 20. Her maiden name was Betsy Hamilton Gill, daughter of Daniel Gill, one of Orillia’s pioneers. In 1900 she married R.J. Sanderson, of Orillia, who predeceased her. She is survived by one daughter, Judith, of Orillia, one son, Arthur of Detroit, three brothers, Joseph of Sudbury, William of Midland, and Herbert of Fenelon Falls, and two sisters, Mrs. G.T. Madden of Orillia and Miss Clara Gill of Sudbury. All were in Orillia for the funeral. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden in the absence of Archdeacon Emmet, who was ill. Interment was made in St. James’s cemetery. The pallbearers were Kenneth Harvie, A. Truman, Herbert Caswell, Herbert Vick, A. Weatherwax and Charles Hatley. Mrs. Sanderson has resided in Orillia during her lifetime except for the period when Mr. Sanderson was County Registrar at Barrie. (N.B. Mrs. Sanderson's maiden name was Madeline Gill, her mother was named Betsy Hamilton Gill.)

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JANET MARIA WALKER RIX

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 24, 1945

Mrs. Frank Rix, of Warminster, died at her home on Thursday, May 17, in her 72nd year. She was born at Creighton in Medonte, Janet Maria Walker, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Walker. She was married in 1873 to Frank Rix. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Joseph Rix and Walker Rix, of Warminster; one sister, Mrs. Neil Mathieson, of Orillia; three brothers, David Walker, of Rugby, Archibald and Wilfred Walker, of Eady, and one grandson. The funeral was held on Saturday from her residence, to St. George’s church, Fairvalley, where services were conducted by the Rev. J. Newton Smith, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Dutton, her brother-in-law. The pallbearers were Melville Kent, Norman Teskey, William Mountstephen, Fred Goss, Wilbert Ward and Wilfred Gray. Interment was made in Fairvalley cemetery.
TOP&T, May 24, 1945- FAIRVALLEY - MEDONTE - The death of Mrs. Frank Rix, which occurred at her home in Warminster on Thursday, came as a shock to her friends. Although not in her usual good health, Mrs. Rix was able to be around doing her work. Mrs. Rix was always a staunch member of St. George’s church and she will be greatly missed from her home. She was of a quiet disposition, highly esteemed by all. The funeral on Saturday was largely attended by relatives and friends, in this way showing their respect for the departed. The service was held in St. George’s church by the Rev. Joseph Dutton and the Rev. J. Newton Smith. The floral tributes were beautiful. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the whole community in the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother.

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REV. GEORGE WAUGH

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 17, 1945

Suddenly, on Sunday, May 13, 1945, at Toronto Western Hospital, the Rev. George Waugh, dearly beloved husband of Mary Rix, 78 Atlas avenue, Toronto; father of Helen, Marguerite, Freeman, Marion and Evelyn (Mrs. L.M. Hunter) Burial took place in St. James’s cemetery, Orillia, on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.
DITTO - THE REV. GEORGE WAUGH - On Sunday, May 13, the Rev. George Waugh, who during his life was active in Methodist and United church circles, died in the Western hospital, Toronto. He was a son of the late Charles and Mary Waugh, of Hillsdale, and the last member of this pioneer family of Medonte, and he spent his early life at Hillsdale. One of his brothers was Dr. John Waugh, for years classical master in the Orillia High school, and who later held some of the highest positions at the Department of Education in Toronto. Another brother was Dr. Freeman Waugh, who resided at Kingston. Mr. Waugh had pastorates at Sturgeon Falls, Victoria Harbour, Hornings Mills, Unionville, Dundalk, and churches in Toronto and vicinity. For thirteen years he was prominent in the work of the Ontario Temperance Federation, and was a member of the Eaton Memorial church, Toronto. He received his education at Albert College, Belleville, and at Victoria Harbour, and was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1898. Mr. Waugh is survived by his widow, Mary Rix, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Rix, of Orillia, four daughters and one son, Helen, Marguerite, Marion, Mrs. L.M. Hunter (Evelyn) and Freeman, and four grandchildren. Mr. Waugh retained his interest in this district and kept in touch with what was going on. Interment took place in St. James’s cemetery, Orillia.

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ANN McLEAN

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov. 1, 1945

At her residence, 16 Colborne street, East Orillia, on Saturday, October 27, 1945, Ann MacLean, beloved daughter of the late Doctor John and Mrs. MacLean. The funeral took place from her residence on Tuesday, October 30. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.
DITTO, MISS ANN MCLEAN - The victim of a heart attack, Miss Ann McLean, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon at the Old Home, Colborne street. The deceased was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. John McLean and was born at Jarratt. Moving to Orillia when quite young, Miss McLean attended school here and has resided in Orillia ever since. With her sister, Miss Florence McLean, she opened a tea shop on Mississaga street in the premises now occupied by L. Stone. About five years later, in 1931, the business was moved to its present location at 16 Colborne street. Miss McLean was a member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are three sisters, Florence McLean and Mrs. H.R. Tudhope of Orillia and Mrs. W.H. Denton of Toronto and two brothers, Dr. A.H. McLean of Orillia and Dr. John McLean of Capreol. The funeral service was held at the Old Home on Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis and the Rev. Arthur Cochrane. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews, Peter and John McLean of Orillia, John McLean, Gardner Farwell and Alex McCullough of Toronto and Alva Fenwick of Orillia. Peter McLean returned home on Monday from overseas, having made the crossing on the Queen Elizabeth.

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CATHERINE MENEILLEY TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 13, 1945

MRS WILLIAM H. TUDHOPE - On Sunday, September 9, after a serious illness of three months, Mrs. William H. Tudhope passed away peacefully at her home, 80 Neywash street. Mrs. Tudhope’s maiden name was Catherine Meneilley, daughter of Ellen and Andrew Haron Meneilley. She was born on September 27, 1865, at Port Severn and came to Orillia with her parents when she was a child. She was one of 15 children. She attended school in Orillia, and resided here till her death. On September 27, 1888, she married William H. Tudhope, at Orillia, who was a member of the firm of the Tudhope Carriage Works, later known as Carriage Factories Limited, who predeceased her. She is survived by four daughters, Laura and Catherine, at home, Mrs. Gordon Eaton (Mary) of Leamington, Ontario, and Mrs. R.J. Miller (Evelyn) of Orillia, and two sons, John E. Tudhope, of Toronto, and Andrew H. Tudhope, of Orillia, and three grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Gill, of Victoria Harbour, and Mrs. William Town, of Toronto, and one brother, Harry Meneilley, of Minneapolis. Mrs. Tudhope was a member of St. Paul’s church, and during her life was interested in the activities of her church. For years she filled the office of President of the Auxiliary of the Orillia Y.M.C.A. The funeral was held quietly at the family residence on Tuesday September 11, when the Rev. W.B. Bugden took the service, and interment took place in the family plot in St. Andrew’s cemetery. The pallbearers were two sons in law, Gordon Eaton and J.R. Miller, two nephews, David Eaton of Leamington and John Meneilley, and Robert Swinton and Stan. Coates.

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MABLE LOUISE RIX ELDER

The Orillia Packet & Times, August 23, 1945

Mrs. D. Wilson Elder, a resident of Orillia for many years, died on Monday in the Soldiers Memorial hospital. She had been ill about five weeks. Mrs. Elder, whose maiden name was Mable Louise Rix, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rix, of Orillia, was born near Bass Lake. She was married in 1914 to D. Wilson Elder, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Elder of Orillia. A member of the Church of England in her early life, Mrs. Elder after her marriage was an active member of St. Paul’s United church and took a great interest in the young people’s work of the church, and in the missionary work. Her husband who was for years a member of the firm of the Orillia Hardware Co., died eight years ago and one sister, Mrs. A.W. Parker, of Toronto, predeceased her five years ago. She is survived by one brother, Louis R. Rix, of Toronto. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Doolittle Funeral Home to St. Paul’s United church where service was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden, assisted by the Ven. Archdeacon Emmet, of St. James’s church. Interment was made in St. James’s cemetery, Orillia. The pallbearers were three brothers-in-law, Edward Elder, Gordon Elder, Stanley Elder and Ernest Wilson, William Wright, James Rix and Frank Moffat.

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ELIZABETH JANE YOUNG REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 19, 1945

Elizabeth Jane (Jennie) Young beloved wife of the late James R. Reid, Jarratt died on Wednesday, July 4, in her 70th year. Although deceased had been in failing health for some years she was able to be around and attend to her light household duties. Of a cheerful disposition she was ever ready when her health would permit to help in all church and social activities in the community and it was while attending a Ladies Aid meeting at the home of Miss Carmichael of the Willis Presbyterian church Jarratt, of which she was a member, she died. She was in her usual health but towards evening suffered a stroke from which she died about 8:30 in the evening. Her family were summoned and the doctor but nothing could be done to revive her. Mrs. Reid was born in Medonte in 1875 and lived all her life in the vicinity of Moonstone until January 30, 1918, when she married James R. Reid and moved to Jarratt to live. Her husband predeceased her seventeen years ago on July 12. The funeral was held from her old home, the residence of her brother, Mr. R.I. Young, and was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. T.A. MacInnis, Orillia Presbyterian church and the remains were laid to rest beside her husband in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia. She leaves two sons, Wm. and Keith Reid of Jarratt, and four brothers Robert and R.T. and William of Moonstone and S.D. of Orillia, and one sister, Ellen of Moonstone. Two sisters predeceased her, one in infancy, Mary, in 1873 and Mrs. Frank Watkins, Sarah in 1940. The pall bearers were William and John McKerroll, Thomas Clarke, William Brown, Dougald McKay, Wm. T. Beaton. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Friends and relatives attended from Toronto, Orillia and Huntsville.

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JAMES E. HORNE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan 24, 1946

At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Wednesday, January 23, 1946, James E. Horne, of North Orillia, in his 82nd year. The funeral will take place from Doolittle Brother’s Funeral Home on Saturday, January 26. Service at 3. Interment will be made in the Orillia cemetery. The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 14, 1946- On Wednesday, January 23, James E. Horne died at the Royal Victoria hospital, Barrie, in his 82nd year. He was born and raised in Oro on the farm now owned by his nephew, George Horne. He was a son of the late Mary and Thomas Horne. He was married to Annie Jermey who predeceased him 48 years ago. About 60 years of his life were spent in Oro and the remainder in North Orillia. Of a family of nine, one brother Andrew of Coldwater, the youngest, remains. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild. The daughters are Mrs. Wm Moore (Laura) of Oro, Mrs. Wm. McKerroll ( Irene) of Jarratt, and the sons Francis of Craighurst and Ernest of North Orillia. Another daughter Mrs. A.E. Curtis (Temperance) died in August of 1945. The funeral was held on Saturday from Doolittle Brothers Funeral Home to St. Andrew’s cemetery. Interment will be made at Esson. The service was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. The pallbearers were five nephews, James and Albert Horne, George Horne, Thomas Jermey, Eldred Fell and Wm. Gowanlock.

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ALBERT JAMES WRIGHT

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 24, 1944

Albert James Wright, of Toronto and Orillia, died early on Sunday morning at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Mr Wright, who moved from Oro to Toronto ten years ago, had since then spent most of the summers in Orillia. He was taken ill last week at the Y.M.C.A., where he had been stopping since last spring and was taken to the hospital. He had been in failing health for several years. He was in his 79th year. A son of the late William and Sarah Powley Wright, he was born at Marchmont, 78 years ago. His father was one of the early settlers of this district. He was educated in Orillia schools and spent the greater part of his life here. In 1911 he married Miss Mary Symington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Symington, of Atherley. He was in business here many years, operating the brewery which he purchased from John McCosh. Thirteen years ago, he retired to a farm in Oro. He is survived by his wife, three daughters , one son, two grandchildren, and three sisters. His daughters are Mrs. James Rice, Mrs. Bruce Sawyer, and Mrs. Frank Ackrey, all of Toronto. His son, Gunner William Wright, R.C.A., is now in France. The grandchildren are Allan Sawyer and Marilyn Ackrey. His sisters are Mrs. John Justice of Winnipeg, Mrs. Frank Herbert, also in Manitoba, and Mrs. A.E. Amey, of Penetanguishene street, Orillia. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at Mundell’s funeral home by the Rev. Charles Cochrane, who is acting minister of the Orillia Presbyterian church during the vacation of the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. Interment was in St. Andrew’s cemetery.

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MARY MAY POWLEY WHITE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 14, 1944

MRS. ROBERT WHITE - On Friday, August 25, Mary May Powley, wife of Robert White, and daughter of the late Charles J. Powley and Caroline Hunt, died at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia. Mrs. White was born in Marchmont May 5, 1875, and lived most of her life here. She had been in poor health for over six years, but was taken to the hospital only the day before her death. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Allan P., of Marchmont, Mrs. Clarence Tennant of Orillia, and Winnifred E. at home. Also left to mourn her are one brother, Hoffman C. Powley, of Beaver Flats, Saskatchewan, and eight step brothers and sisters. They are Mrs. T. Dixon, Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. A. Ross and Mrs. P. Reesor, of Toronto, George Hazel, Lula and Mrs. Arthur Ball, of Islington and Harold of Fort William. The funeral on Monday, August 28, was from the home and was conducted by the Rev. A. Price. Pallbearers were J. Cory, L. Hill, H. Moffatt, E. Nelson, F. Knights and E. Gillett. A large number of friends were present and interment was in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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WILLIAM C. WOOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov 23, 1944

William C. Wood, of 20 Neywash street, died suddenly at his home on Friday. He had been in his usual health until a short time before his death. He was born in Orillia on February 15, 1887, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Wood, and was educated and lived all his life in Orillia. He is survived by his wife Irene Lee, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lee, of the Township of Orillia; one daughter, Mrs. Nelson Johnstone, of Oro Station; and two brothers, T. Ambrose Wood, of Orillia, and Chief Engineer Harold A. Wood, R.C.N.V.R. His only son, a twin brother of Mrs. Johnstone, Pilot Officer Ernest Wood, was killed overseas in September 1943. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon to St. Andrew’s cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden, of St. Paul’s church. The pallbearers were Albert O. Edwards, Albert Hurl, Bertram Webber, Ernest Gardiner, D.H. Church and Wesley Middleton.
DITTO - DEATHS - WOOD - At Orillia, on Friday, November 17, 1944, William C. Wood, 120 Neywash street, beloved husband of Rena Lee, in his 58th year. The funeral took place on Monday, November 20. Interment was made in Orillia.

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MRS. GEORGINA HAYWOOD

The Orillia Packet, Aug 10, 1905

The illness from which Mrs. Haywood had been suffering for some time terminated in her death, at the White House, Longford, the summer home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Tudhope, on Monday morning. Mrs Haywood had been a resident of Orillia for thirty-six years, having come here with her husband, the late John Haywood, and her family of five sons and two daughters, in 1869. They came direct from London, England, where Mr. Haywood had been in business up to the time of coming to Canada. Mr. Haywood died in 1876, and a few years later his eldest son and namesake succumbed to an attack of typhoid fever. The other sons and daughters survive Mrs. Haywood and are:- Mr. Thomas Haywood, Mr. George Haywood, and Mrs. J.B. Tudhope, of Orillia; Mr. James Haywood and Mr. Alfred Haywood, of Toronto, and Mrs. E.J. McDowell, of Oshawa. All her lifetime Mrs. Haywood was a woman of exceptional vigour of body and mind, and discharged in an exemplary way the duties of wife, mother and neighbour. She served well her day and generation, and leaves the impress of her strong character and kindly heart on those who follow her. Brought up in the Church of England, Mrs. Haywood has of late years been connected with the Presbyterian congregation of the town, and the burial services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Grant, Rev. Dr. Gray, and the Rev. J.H. White of Uptergrove, assisted by the Rev. R.A. Armstrong, the Rev. Canon Greene being still absent from home on his holidays. A very large funeral testified to the sincere regard of the people of the town for the deceased and the members of her family. All her children were present, and the four sons and two sons-in-law acted as pall-bearers.

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ROBERT FRAZER BUCHANAN

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 3, 1944

Robert Frazer Buchanan, beloved and oldest resident of Coldwater, died at his home in Coldwater on Monday morning, July 31. Mr. Buchanan was in his 88th year, and was born in Coldwater on November 5, 1856, son of the late Robert Frazer Buchanan and Rachael Gill Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan’s grandfather Gill was sent to this district to build schools for the Indians at Coldwater and Penetanguishene. On September 18, 1877, he married Ida Maria Caswell, of Coldwater, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. I.J. Snowden. He leaves the following family: Mrs. R.R. Harvie, (Edna), of Toronto, Mrs. T.L. Ripley (Hattie) of Orillia, Mr. Fred L. Buchanan, Orillia, Miss Ellen Buchanan (Nell) of Toronto, and Mr. Frank F. Buchanan, of Coldwater and Orillia. Mr. Buchanan had been connected with the lumber business all his life, being employed by the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. A great lover of the outdoors and a camper, his summer cottage is widely known for its hospitality. Two sisters, Mrs. W.J. Sheppard, of Coldwater, and Mrs. Samuel Caswell, of Orillia, predeceased him. The funeral service was held from his residence on Wednesday afternoon at 3, with interment in Coldwater cemetery.

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MARY E. McNALLY LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 1, 1945

Mrs. William E. Lovering, formerly Mary E. McNally, died at her home at North River on Saturday, January 27. Mrs. Lovering was in her 75th year. Her husband, William W. Lovering, died in 1934. She was formerly a resident of Fesserton until her marriage to Mr. Lovering in 1901, when they started farming on the same farm on which they resided until their death. Mrs. Lovering was of a quiet, retiring disposition, always having a thought for those who were ill, and she will be greatly missed by her friends and neighbors. Mrs. Lovering is survived by her sister, Mrs. Wm Davidson, who has so kindly cared for her during her lengthy illness; Thompson McNally, of Fesserton; David R. McNally, of North Bay, and Albert R. McNally, of White Rock, B.C. The funeral held on Tuesday was conducted by the Rev. E.J. Gosselin, of Victoria Harbour. Interment was made in the Coldwater vault. Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Davidson, jr., Mrs. C. Blake and Mr. Harold Dadison(sic), of Toronto and Mr. D. McNally, of North Bay. The pallbearers were William and Harold Davidson, M.V. Lovering, Etley Lovering, Ted Durnford and Leslie Wise.

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LOUISA AUGUSTA VICTORIA GILL HARVIE

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 15, 1945

Mrs. William R. Harvie, a resident of the town of Orillia for several years, and a native of Matchedash Township, died at the home of her son, Robert Harvie, 148 Coldwater Road. Her husband died eight years ago. The late Mrs. Harvie was formerly Louisa Augusta Victoria Gill, and was born on May 15, 1867, at North River, in Matchedash Township, where she lived until her marriage in 1891 to William R. Harvie. From 1891 to 1943 her home was “Engleside Farm” in the Harvie settlement in South Orillia, the birthplace of her husband. In 1943 she moved to Orillia, to live at the home of her son, Robert Harvie. Mrs. Harvie had a wide circle of friends and was highly respected by all who knew her. She was a member of Orillia Presbyterian church for more than 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son by the Rev. J.A. MacIntosh, of Orillia Presbyterian church, on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in the family plot in Orillia Cemetery. The floral tributes were many and beautiful from friends in Orillia and surrounding district, and from Port Arthur, Toronto, Thorold, Barrie and Picton. The pallbearers were Judge J.G. Harvie, Samuel Harvie, Guy Gill, Reginald Gill, Herb Leigh, and William E. Cotton. Mrs. Harvie is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Samuel Ferguson (Katherine), Orillia; three sons, Robert, of Orillia; Frederick, of Thorold, and George, of Port Arthur; seven grandchildren and one brother, William Gill, of Lovering.
DITTO - DEATHS - HARVIE - At the residence of her son, Robert Harvie, 148 Coldwater Road, Orillia, on Thursday, February 8, 1945, Louise Augusta Victoria Gill, beloved wife of the late William Rutherford Harvie, in her 78th year. The funeral was held from the residence of her son, on Saturday. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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ISABELLA CROOK MOORE

The Orillia News Letter, Nov 14, 1928

Isabella Crook, relict of the late Charles Moore, died after a painful and lingering illness at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Peter Mawdsley, Bass Lake, Oro, on Sunday, November 4th, in her 81st year. She was the youngest daughter of the late Wiliam Crook and Isabella Scott, of Oro Township. She was united in marriage to Charles Moore in the year 1867, their union being blessed with a fine family of three sons and four daughters, namely, William, Leigh’s Corners; George, East Oro; Charles, at home; Mrs. Peter Mawdsley, Bass Lake; Mrs. Robert D. Anderson, Hawkestone; Mrs. Finlay J. McKay, Mitchell Square and Mrs. Fred Love, Barrie. The deceased was a loving mother and an excellent neighbor, and scarcely anything gave her more pleasure than to see the members of her family in comfortable circumstances, and her active hands busied themselves in administering to the comfort of her family almost to the day of her death. It may be justly said of her that her conduct was marked by generosity, integrity, courage, activity and perservance.(sic) Her husband predeceased her about twenty-two years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides the members of her own family, twenty five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, and bore evidence of the high esteem in which she was held. The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held on Wednesday afternoon, November 7th, from her late home to St. Mark’s cemetery, where interment was made. The service was conducted in the church by her pastor, Rev. C.R. Spencer, M.A., of Shanty Bay, assisted by Rev. H.E. Meek, of Longford Mills. The pallbearers were three sons and three sons-in-law, Messrs. William, Charles and George Moore, sons, and Messrs. Robert D. Anderson, Peter Mawdsley, and Finlay McKay, soons-in-law. The deceased was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s church, and was always loyal to the church of her choice, and was highly respected.

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SARAH REID MARSHALL

The Barrie Northern Advance, April 6, 1933

Following a short illness with pneumonia, Mrs. Sarah Marshall, widow of the late Robt. M. Marshall, passed away at her home, 49 Park St., on Sunday, April 2nd. She was in her 88th year and had been a resident of Barrie since her marriage sixty years ago. Born at Jarratt’s, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Margaret Reid, pioneers of Medonte township. Mr. Marshall died 12 years ago. Deceased was an ardent worker in the Congregational Church till union, and since then in Central United Church. Surviving are three daughters, Margaret, Mary and Jean, of Barrie; three sons, William R. of Port Whitby, Archibald of Allandale and Harry of Vancouver. Also four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Cook, Orillia; Mrs. Janet Seagers, Hamilton; Mrs. Alex McKerroll, Jarratt; and Miss Effie Reid, Orillia; and one brother, Thos. Reid, Orillia. The funeral was held on Wednesday from her late residence, Rev. Louis Pickering officiating. Pall-bearers were two sons, William and Archibald Marshall, and four grandsons, Archibald, Earl, William and Thos Marshall. Interment at Barrie Union Cemetery.

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MR. CHARLES MOON

The Orillia News Letter, March 28, 1928

This community lost one of its esteemed citizens when Mr. Charles Moon passed away at his home on the Coldwater road after a short illness. He had only been ill a short time and his death came as a great shock to his relatives and friends. Mr. Moon was born in 1871, in the township of Medonte on the farm which he lately occupied, it being the old homestead. He had suffered a great deal of trouble, his wife having predeceased him not quite two years ago, and a dear little daughter some years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Melville and Russell at home, one sister, Miss Tessie Moon, Hamilton, and four brothers, Joseph, William, and Robert of Eady, and Edmund of Grimshaw, Peace River district, Alberta. The floral tributes were many, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. Newman at St. George's church, Fairvalley, interment took place in Fairvalley cemetery. The pallbearers were- John and Edmund Moon, of Forest Home; Joseph and Clifford Orton, of Coldwater; Archie Currie, of Orillia, and Wm. Orton of Eady. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

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FRANCES ALICE GILL GOFFATT

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 8, 1946

After a lengthy illness, at the family residence, 17 Croyden Road, Toronto, early on Tuesday morning, August 6, 1946 Frances Alice Gill, wife of Crawford Goffatt, and mother of Marjorie (Mrs. Stewart McWilliams), and daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Alice Gill, of Orillia. The remains are resting at the Funeral Chapel at A.W. Miles, 30 St. Clair Avenue, west. Service in the chapel on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto.
DITTO - MRS. CRAWFORD GOFFATT - Many friends in Orillia will learn with regret of the passing on Tuesday morning of Frances Alice Goffatt, wife of Mr. Crawford M. Moffatt, former mayor of Orillia, at her residence, 17 Croydon Road, Toronto, after a lengthy illness borne with great fortitude. Mrs. Goffatt was well known for many years in Orillia for her church and social activities. She was a prominent member of St. James’s church, Orillia, and later of Christ church, Deer Park, Toronto. She was a charter member and president for several years of the Women’s Institute in Orillia, and sponsored the formation of the Junior Girls branch. She was responsible for the gift of the property and a substantial part of the funds for the construction of St. James’s Mission in Orillia. During the first world war her Toronto home was used as a private soldiers convalescent hospital. Later it became the meeting place for many artists, musicians, and poets whose names have since become well known. The preliminary sketches of the great Canadian War memorial at Ottawa were drawn there by Vernon March, who designed the Champlain monument in Orillia. To her wide circle of Toronto friends she was known as a gracious hostess and a kindly friend to all in need. A descendent of one of the leading pioneer families in Ontario, Mrs. Goffatt was the second daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Alice Gill of Orillia, and a granddaughter of Jacob and Sarah Gill, United Empire Loyalists who settled in Orillia. She was a first cousin of Jacob Gill Gaudaur, world champion sculler, and of George R. Gray, world record holder in the shot-put. Henry Gill, all-round athletic champion of America for several years, was a second cousin. She was born and educated in Orillia, where she was married to Mr. Crawford Goffatt, son of the late Thomas Goffatt, Hudson Bay Factor and Postmaster of Orillia, on September 19, 1892, by the Rev. Canon R.W.E. Greene. She and her husband would have celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary this fall. She is survived by her husband, Crawford Mercier Goffatt, her only daughter, Mrs. Stewart A. McWilliams, (Marjorie), of Toronto, and one remaining sister, Mrs. J.K. Underdown, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is resting at the Miles Funeral Home, 30 Clair Avenue West, in Toronto. The funeral service will be held from there on Friday, at 2, and interment will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. The pallbearers will be Dr. John A. Percival, Mr. Clarke McLean, K.C. Mr. Walter A. Carveth, Mr. George I. Coulter, Mr. Cecil Allison and Mr. Albert McGinn. The Rev. G.O. Lightbourne, of Christ church, Deer Park, will take the service assisted by the Rev. Arthur McCollum, St. John’s church, York Mills.

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RUTH LILY BEATRICE PAYNE OLSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 1, 1946

MRS. EDWIN OLSON - Mrs. Frank Moffatt, received word last week of the sudden death, following a stroke, of her sister, Mrs. Edwin Olson, at the hospital at Langdon, North Dakota, on Friday, July 19. Mrs. Olson, formerly Ruth Payne, was born in North Orillia, the fifth daughter of the late Uriah and Naomi Payne. When a small child she came to Orillia with her parents, where she received her education in the Orillia schools. Following her mother’s death she went west with her father and older sisters and in 1908 she was married to Edwin Olson and settled on a farm in Stillwell, North Dakota, where they have lived ever since. She is survived by her husband and three sons and three daughters, Alden, at home, Mrs. Robert McFarlane (Hazel), Langdon, Effie in Minneapolis, Martin just released from the American Army, Mrs. Edward Lorenz (Rhena) and Ronald at home after serving in the American Navy, seeing service in the Phillipines and being mentioned in despatches. There are seven grandchildren. Three sisters also survive, Mrs. Alice Moore, Sturgess, South Dakota, Mrs. Tompkins (Maud) Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Frank Moffatt, (Effie) Orillia.

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JOSEPH R. RUSSELL

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 25, 1946

A resident of Orillia for the past thirty years, Joseph R. Russell died in the Soldiers Memorial hospital on Thursday following a stroke suffered the previous Saturday. Mr. Russell had suffered from a diabetic condition for some years. He was in his 72nd year. Mr. Russell was born at Eady, son of the late Job Bryan Russell and Mary Styles. He operated a grocery annd shoe store at Coldwater for some years and then moved to Orillia where he ran an insurance business and was a notary public. He resided on Jarvis street but latterly moved to a room in the Canava and Watson building where he had his office. While at Coldwater Mr. Russell married Annie Goss of Warminster. She predeceased him twenty years ago. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Val Kitchen (Lena) of Timmins and one son, Harold of Guelph. One sister, Mrs. A.C. Makinn of Saskatchewan survives but two brothers, Lee and Marbiak died several years ago. The funeral service was held on Saturday morning from Doolittle Brothers funeral home. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden and interment was made in St. James’s cemetery. The pallbearers were W. Rose, W.P. Bacon, Edgar Whitney, George Cavana, John Watson and Robert Hawke.

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MR. McPHEE REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, Thursday, June 13, 1946

The death of a former hockey player with Orillia occurred on Wednesday evening, June 5, when Mr. McPhee Reid died suddenly at his home in Buffalo, N.Y., aged 67 years. Mac Reid was well known in Orillia, Coldwater, and Midland in his youth. He was taken ill suddenly on the street a day or so prior to his death. Mac and his two sons-in-law were in Orillia enjoying some fishing only a week before his death. He was a son of the late Alexander Reid and Janet Thompson and was born in Oro at Jarratt’s Corners. He married an Orillian, Margaret Irish, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Boneparte Irish, and his wife survives with one son and two daughters, Gerald, Mrs. Gordon Bund and Mrs. I. Moore, all of Buffalo. One brother and one sister also survive, Robert E. Reid, Timagami, and Mrs. Karl Palmer (Ella) Orillia. The funeral was held at Buffalo on Friday, where two nephews Hugh Palmer Orillia and Wilfred LaRose, Niagara Falls acted as pallbearers.

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GEORGE MARTIN LITSTER

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 6, 1946

Following a brief illness, George Martin Litster, of Oro, died in the Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Saturday. He was in his 66th year. Mr. Litster contracted pneumonia and died only two days after his admittance to hospital. Born in Mara, the son of the late Henry and Sarah Litster, the deceased lived in Mara until he was four years of age when the family moved to Oro. He has been residing on the 11th Concession of Oro, off the Bass Lake sideroad, for the greater part of his life. He engaged in farming and in carpentry. In 1914 he married Florence Annie Clements, who survives him. Three sisters and three brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Milton Cook, of Creighton; Mrs. William Brown, of Carley; Mrs. Alex Teskey, of Coldwater, Cresswell Litster, of Jarratt, Oliver, of Forest Home and William Litster, of Coulson. The funeral service was held at Doolittle Brother’s funeral home on Tuesday afternoon, and the service was taken by the Rev. J.A. MacInnes, assisted by the Rev. Mr. McLeod, of Oro. Interment was made in Esson cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, James, Harold and George Clements, of Toronto; Bert Litster, of Coulson; Garnet Litster, of Orillia, and John Teskey, of Coldwater.
DITTO - DEATHS - LITSTER - At Otillia, on Saturday June 1, 1946, George M. Litster, husband of Florence Clements, in his 66th year. The funeral took place from Doolittle Brothers’ Funeral Home on Tuesday. Interment was made in Esson cemetery. The Orillia Packet & Times, June 6, 1946- Thursday - JARRATT - News of Mr. George Litster’s death on Saturday, June 2(sic), came as a shock to friends and neighbors of this vicinity. The funeral was held to Esson on Tuesday, June 4.

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JOHN OAKLEY

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 21, 1946

One of the oldest residents of Matchedash in the person of John Oakley died very suddenly at the home of his son Percy, on Tuesday, March 12. Born in Herefordshire, England, on July 24, 1865, he came to Canada with his parents, the late Henry Oakley and Martha Harris, when he was eight years of age. At first they settled at Bowmanville, later going to the Township of Matchedash. His wife, Elizabeth Coombs predeceased him in 1940. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Golden Andrews ( Lena), Mrs. Wm. Kavanaugh ( Lila) of Norwood, three sons, Lorne, of Toronto, Edward, of Coldwater, Percy, of Matchedash, and a brother, Lewis Oakley, of Matchedash. There are also 14 grandchildren and one great grandson.The pallbearers were Arthur Swan, Arthur Kitchen, Gordon Laughlin, Norman Gill, George Silk and Joseph Silk. Relatives from a distance attending the funeral, besides the family, included Mrs. Oakley, of Toronto, Mr. Ed. Coombs, Mrs. E. Golloher, of Midland.

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JOHN HAROLD COTTON

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 28, 1946

John Harold Cotton a native Orillian died unexpectedly while attending the Nipawin Union hospital, Nipawin, Saskatchewan, for an x-ray examination, on Tuesday, March 5. He was the son of the late Samuel Cotton and Margaret Bell, who lived on the Coldwater Road, Orillia, before going west. The funeral was held from the United church to the Woodlawn cemetery, on Saturday, March 9. The Rev. J.E. Ramsden, B.A., officiated. Deceased had been ill for three weeks. A carpenter by trade, Mr. Cotton moved to Nipawin with the coming of the railroad 22 years ago. He was born at Orillia, Ontario on June 14, 1885 and had been in the West about 40 years. He is survived by his widow, and two sons, Robert Norval, with the Canadian Army Overseas, and Harold John at home and two daughters, Mrs. Walter Betts ( Marjorie), Carlea, Saskatchewan; and Jean Marion, Toronto. Two brothers, Egbert and Hilliard are well known residents of Nipawin. Mrs. Cotton’s mother, Mrs. Rasmussen, of Camrose, Alberta, and sister, Mrs. C. Anderson, Kingman, Alberta, attended the funeral.

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MRS. GEORGE WAUGH

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 14, 1946

Mrs. George Waugh, formerly Mary Rix, died on Sunday, February 24, at her home in Toronto. She had lived in Toronto for many years, but had spent her summers at her cottage on Bass Lake, near Orillia, and there enjoyed the companionship of her many friends and relatives of the neighborhood. Mrs. Waugh was born in Warminster on January 5, 1874. Her parents were William Rix and Eliza Goss who, upon retirement from their Westminster farm, lived on the Coldwater Road in Orillia. Her eldest brother, Mr. Charles Rix, now lives on the farm where Mrs. Waugh was born. Before her marriage, Mrs. Waugh taught school at Uhthoff, Warminster and Marchmont. Many of her former pupils attended the funeral services and expressed their warm admiration for their teacher. Mrs. Waugh was the widow of the late Rev. George Waugh, who died on May 13, 1945. She is survived by four daughters, Helen, Marguerite, Marion and Mrs. L.M. Hunter (Evelyn) and one son, Freeman, all of Toronto; Two brothers, Mr. Frank Rix and Mr. Charles Rix, of Warminster; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Dutton, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Mrs. Thomas Ball, of Orillia. The funeral service in Toronto was conducted by the Rev. Dr. David MacLellan, of the Eaton Memorial church, where Mrs. Waugh was a member. Dr. MacLellan was assisted by the Rev. Joseph Dutton, brother-in-law of Mrs. Waugh, and by the Rev. William Wallace, a life-long friend of Mrs. Waugh. In Orillia the service was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden. Mr. Dutton spoke at this service of the fine heritage which Mrs. Waugh had received from her Orillia forefathers, and which she had endeavoured to pass on to her family. Many relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Waugh and their families attended the funeral services.

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CHARLES TURVER LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 4, 1946

COUCHICHING & SEVERN TAKE 3 LIVES ON HOLIDAY - Charles Lovering, Donny Robinson And Vincent Worthington Drown. Believe Heart Attacks Cause Two Deaths. - The waters of Lake Couchiching and the Severn River claimes three lives over the holiday weekend. The triple drowning claimed the lives of a 9 year old boy, a middle aged man and an 80 year old man...At 12:45 noon on Sunday, Charles Lovering, aged 80, of North River, went out alone in a canoe near a cottage owned by his son, Ernest Lovering. The cottage is just west of the Government dock at Severn Falls. When about thirty feet from shore and one hundred yards from the cottage, Mr. Lovering fell into the water. He was seen by George Braillie, of the Severn Park Hotel, who gave the alarm. His son Ernest Lovering, and Ernest’s step-daughter, Beatrice, immediately went to the spot in a power boat but could see no trace of the body. One witness reported seeing Mr. Lovering’s arm appear on the surface momentarily before he was lost to view. Dragging Operations- Provincial Constable Jack Lewis of Orillia, was called to the scene and organized dragging operations in an effort to locate the body. Five boats, manned by relatives and residents of the area, searched the river bed. James Armstrong, of Hydro Glen, a diver, went into the water and searched the bottom but with no success. He reported a strong current on the bottom and it was believed the body was either carried downstream a distance or became lodged in one of the holes in the rough and rocky bottom of the river. The depth of the river varies from 10 feet to 30 and 40 feet due to the rough nature of the bottom. Dragging operations were continued part of Monday. Find Body Tuesday Evening Mr. Lovering’s body was finally located on Tuesday evening by his son, Walter and Donald Taylor, of Orillia. Continuing dragging operations, the body was found at about 8 o’clock in the evening not far from the spot where Mr. Lovering sank. Mr. Lovering, who was 80 years of age, had been troubled with a heart condition and it is supposed that the exertion of paddling the canoe brought on an attack. He may have slumped and fallen over the side of the canoe and even been dead before his body hit the water. Was Active In Township Affairs Mr. Lovering was born in Matchedash Township, the son of William D. and Catherine Jane Lovering. He was the last surviving child of a family of eleven children. He took up farming on the land next to the North River schoolhouse and has resided there for the past sixty years. He took an active interest in public affairs and was Reeve of Matchedash Township for several years. He was well known for his lumbering activities along the Georgian Bay in earlier days. Surviving are six sons and five daughters. They are Norman and Howard Lovering, of Coldwater, Noble, Joseph and Charles, of Matchedash, and Ernest on the Severn River; and Mrs. George Silk ( Evelyn) of Matchedash, Mrs. Claude Rawson (May) of Sudbury, Mrs. James Thompson (Lottie) of Conniston, Mrs. Robert Brown (Jean) of Bradford, and Mrs. Gerard Shaughnessy (Daisy) of Bradford. His wife predeceased him three years ago. The funeral service will be held this afternoon, Thursday, leaving his residence in Matchedash at 2 o’clock for Orillia where interment will be made. The service will be conducted by the Rev. F.C. Bayes of Coldwater, and pallbearers are expected to be some of Mr. Lovering’s former fellow members of Council.

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MARGARET SCOTT LITSTER BALL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan 23, 1947

MRS. WILLIAM S. BALL - The last surviving member of her family and one of Orillia’s oldest residents, Mrs. William S. Ball, died at her residence, 58 Jarvis street on Wednesday, January 15. Mrs Ball would have been ninety years of age on February 25, 1947. She had been in poor health for a number of years and was blind for about eight years. She was the daughter of the late George and Anne Litster and was the last surviving member of her family. Mrs. Ball was born at Rugby on the Township of Oro on February 25, 1857. She lived at Rugby until thirty years ago when she moved to Orillia. Mr. Ball predeceased her thirteen years ago, and there were no children. John S. Litster and Mrs. John Robinson were brother and sister but they died several years ago. Mrs. Ball was a member of the Congregational church and was active in all branches of church work, the Sunday School, and was organist for a time. The funeral was held on Friday, January 17, from the home on Jarvis street. The private service was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis and interment was made in the Orillia cemetery. The pallbearers were George Langman, William Litster, O. Litster, A. McIntyre, Robert Bell and Reginald Skinner. Relatives and friends attending from a distance were Mrs. Harvie of Regina, Mrs. J. Allen of Dunnville, and Harvie Allen of Dunnville.

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DONALD CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 9, 1946

DONALD CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON - On Monday afternoon, April 22, Donald Christopher Thompson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clayton Thompson, died in his 15th year, as a result of a tragic accident with a tractor on his father’s farm at lot 5, concession 10, Thorah. He was born on the farm on January the sixteenth, fourteen years ago. He leaves his parents and two sisters, Ruth, aged eleven and Kathleen aged eight, together with his grandmother, Mrs. Marion Thompson of Gamebridge. The funeral on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 was held at the Gamebridge Presbyterian church. The Rev. M.C. Young officiated. Five pupils of Beaver school and one cousin acted as pallbearers, David Windatt, Alex. DeMare, Ross Westcott, Norman Bronte, Milton Vyse and Norman Thompson. The flower bearers were cousins and pupils of Beaver school where Donald was an entrance pupil. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. Mansell Thompson, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mr. and Mrs. I. Simmerson and Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. W. Simmerson, Orillia, Mrs. Percy Oakley, Coldwater, Mr. and Mrs. Rix Beard and family of Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Beard, Mr. and Mrs. James Beard, Mr. and Mrs. William Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leahy all of Jarratt, Mr. Fitzallen Phillips of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Blanchard and family of Sutton Line, Norman and Howard Thompson of Haliburton and many friends from Sebright, Beaverton and Bolsover.

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HERBERT SANGSTER LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan 2, 1947

THE REV. H.S. LOVERING - The Rev. H.S. Lovering, pastor of Trafalgar circuit, Hamilton Presbytery, in the United church of Canada, died at his home at Oak Ridges on December 17, where he had retired a few months ago on account of illness. Interment was made in Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto, on December 30. The Right Rev. Peter Bryce had charge of the funeral service. Assisting him were the Rev. Roy Geiger, President of Hamilton Presbytery, the Rev. Mr. Fosberry, Chairman of the District, and Rev. David Gallagher, pastor of Runnymede United church, the Rev. Archer Wallace, Editor of Sunday school publications, and the Rev. Norman Rawson, pastor of Centenary United church, Hamilton. Ronald Stewart, of Clarkson, tenor soloist and choir leader at the Sheridan appointment, sang a hymn. Six members of his last charge, two from each appointment, were the pallbearers. Herbert Sangster Lovering was born on his father’s farm in Matchedash Township, Simcoe County, on June 22, 1876. He was the son of the late John Lovering, sr., and his wife was Jane Lynch. He received his early education in the country school and the Orillia Collegiate Institute. He attended New Westminster College in British Columbia, and Victoria University, Toronto. Graduating in Theology in 1908, he was ordained for the ministry of the Methodist church in that year. In that year also, he married Ada Wallace, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace of Toronto, who predeceased him in 1915. In 1908, he was called to preach at Thessalon, where he served four years. He was then stationed at South Porcupine in Northern Ontario. From there he went to Maple and in succession to Queensville, Beeton, Don Mills, Prospect Park, and Trafalgar, serving in this last charge for 12 years. In 1917, he married Ethel McNaughton, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McNaughton of Maple. She and their son, Dr. John Douglas Lovering, survive him. He is also survived by four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. S. McMahon, Craven, Saskatchewan, Miss Mary Lovering, nursing sister, Christie street hospital, Mrs. C.R.A. Goldman, Toronto, Mrs. R.R. Elliot, Coldwater, H.L. Lovering, Regina and Judge Egerton Lovering, Toronto. His ministry in the Methodist, and after the union, in the United church, was marked by his particular interest in and devotion to rural work. Born and brought up on his father’s farm, he had a passionate love for the land and fondness for those who conquered it, tilled it, and lived upon it. In 1927, he was delegated by the United church of Canada to represent the Church of the International County Life Commission at Lansing, Michigan, where he addressed the delegates from 25 foreign nations and 25 states on the benefits of the United Church to the rural life of Canada. He entered into the life of the farming communities in which he served, as one of the people, assisting them in the fields and elsewhere when short handed, playing with them in their games, hunting and fishing with them. His rugged, even powerful physique made strenuous physical exertion a pleasure to him, as in his college days it equipped him for progress on the football field. His pastorates have had the benefit of his clever literary talent manifested in copious contributions to religious journals, and in various dramas written by him and produced by his young parishioners for the entertainment and financial benefit of the parish. By his funny verses and his story telling ability, his wit and humour have done much to keep his flock on the sunny side of the hills of life. It was his intention to have devoted his talent to writing after his retirement from the ministry. In his younger days, his life was filled with the adventures into the rough and tumble of the then ranks of labour, when the labouring man worked twelve hours a day for one dollar and frugal board, and was lodged at night in a rude log shanty with its pallet of straw. Here he knew the life of the lumber jack in Ontario, the long and dangerous day with bridge builders of British Columbia, the tedium of saving his dollar a day to put himself through college. To get his education, he not only cut logs and built bridges, but he taught school, and rode the cattle ranges in the mountains and plains of British Columbia. With his Spartan training and his mighty physique he could have turned his 235 pound weight to the arena of lucrative professional sport or entertainment. In his lumber jack days he was the champion wrestler of the camp. He was never thrown. But though, at last, time and disease have thrown his body, his soul goes marching on. He will live in the lives of the thousands to whom he has ministered, and to whom his memory will be cherished and loved. For life is ever lord of death, and love can never lose its own.

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ROBERT JAMES REID

The Orillia News Letter, July 18, 1928

There passed away at 2 p.m., July 12th, Mr. Robert James Reid, of Lot 2, Con. 9, Medonte, son of the late William Reid, and beloved husband of Jennie Young. Besides these left to mourn his passing are two sons, Master William and Keith; four brothers and four sisters, all of whom were present at the funeral. These are: Archie, of Coldwater, Tom, of Millbrook; William, of Toronto; Daunt, of Jarratt; and Mrs. George Baker, of Toronto; Mrs. A. Fagan, Coulson; Mrs. C. Devitt and Mrs. L. McDonald, of Jarratt. Many relatives and friends, some from a distance, present included Messrs. George Baker, Toronto; Lawrence McDonald, New Ontario; Art. Fagan, Coulson; C. Devitt, Jarratt; Miss E. Dougall, and Miss Jean Marshall, Barrie; Mrs. Bob Cook, Uhthoff; Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy, Hamilton; Mrs. Lorne and Miss E. Reid, Orillia, also Mr. and Mrs. Art Crawford, Hawkestone. The funeral service conducted by the minister of Willis church, Jarratt, Rev. R.W. Ellis, from his late residence on Saturday, July 14th, the interment taking place at Orillia cemetery. Members of L.O.L. 837, Warminster, were in attendance in large numbers, acting as escort and pallbearers, the beautifully impressive Orange burial ceremony also being carried out at the graveside. The cortege was one of the largest seen in this part of the country, there being almost two miles of motors, being an evidence of the esteem and respect in which the late Mr. Reid was held throughout the whole community. The oral (sic) wreaths were many and beautiful.

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WILLIAM HENRY REID

The Orillia News Letter, Aug. 15, 1928

JARRATT - Mrs. W. Reid and family received the sad news that her son William had died on Saturday morning. Mrs. Reid, Mr. and Mrs. G. Baker, Mr. D. Reid and Miss Fagan motored to Toronto to attend the funeral, which was held on Monday at 2 p.m. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved mother and family in the loss of a loving son and brother. This is the second death in the family, as James Reid died on July 12th, and William attended his funeral. The Orillia News Letter, Aug. 22, 1928- SECOND DEATH IN THE REID FAMILY WITHIN A MONTH- News of the death of Mr. William H. Reid, a native of Jarratt, and for some years a resident of Orillia, which took place in Toronto on August 11th, came as a great shock to his legion of friends in Orillia and also in his home district out at Jarratt. Mr. Reid had been in town about a month ago, while attending the funeral of his brother, James, who died on July 12th, and called on a number of friends, who little dreamed that they were seeing him for the last time. Deceased was a non-commissioned officer in the 35th Battalion, and was among the first to volunteer for active service in the Boer war, going through that entire campaign and participating in many engagements, including the battle of Paardeburg which resulted in the surrender of General Cronji and his entire command. Upon his return to Orillia Mr. Reid was met at the railway station with a torchlight procession led by the citizen’s band. For some time after the war he was a resident of Orillia, then removed to Toronto. When the last great war broke out he again enlisted, and served as an engineer on a troop train in France. Returning to Canada, he spent two years in the Canadian west, where he was taken ill and spent six months in the hospital at Edmonton, from inward goitre. Recovering temporarily, he returned to Toronto, but failed to regain his normal health. The late Mr. Reid leaves a wife and two children. The funeral took place from the Christie street Military Hospital where he died, to Prospect cemetery, and was a military one, six former comrades in arms acting as pallbearers. Among those who attended from this district was Mrs. Wm. Reid, mother of deceased, Mr. Daunt Reid, a brother, of Jarratt, Mrs. George Baker and Mrs. Arthur Fagan, of Coulson. During his residence in Orillia deceased made many friends, who regret to hear of his death, and will extend heartfelt sympathy to his aged mother and other relatives.
The Orillia News Letter, Aug. 22, 1928 - JARRATT - A memorial service was held in Willis church on Sunday evening at 7:30 in honor of Sergt. William Henry Reid, who died in Christie street hospital, Toronto, on Saturday, August 11th. The church was suitably decorated for the occasion with flowers and flags, and black and purple draping on the pulpit, all the family were present, including the mother and wife and children of the deceased. William Henry Reid served in the South African war and enlisted with the 35th battalion. He returned home on November 7th 1900. At the outbreak of the world war Sergt. Reid went overseas with the troop train as engineer, carrying supplies to the front and returning with the wounded to the hospital. He was in the hospital in France for two months. After returning home from France his health failed and he was forced to give up work. The sudden death of his brother James, only a few weeks ago, hastened his end. Friends from a distance attended the service. Among those present were: Mr. Tom Reid and Miss Effie Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham and daughter and son, of Orillia, and Mrs. Henry Tudhope and son from Hawkestone. Many returned soldiers attended the service. Rev. Mr. Ellis took charge of the service, his text being Matthew 16th Chapter and twenty-fifth verse: “ For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life for My sake, shall find it.” Many sorrowing friends and neighbors attended the service.

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RHODA S. WILSON MAYNARD

The Orillia News Letter, May 23, 1928

MRS. GEORGE MAYNARD, DAUGHTER OF PIONEERS, SUCCUMBS TO LONG ILLNESS - The death of Mrs. George Maynard at the family residence on Matchedash street on Saturday afternoon removes one of the last members of a family closely identified with the history of Orillia since its first settlement. Her maternal grandfather, Jacob Gill, came here from New York State in 1832, having a contract from the Government to build houses for the Indians who dwelt here in those days, before their removal to Rama township in 1837. When he and his family arrived they came across Lake Simcoe from Holland Landing on a scow which contained all their earthly possessions. There were only seven white people here when they arrived. The eldest daughter, Hester Ann Gill, soon after married Leonard Wilson, who arrived from New York State shortly after the Gills settled here. The late Mrs. Maynard (Rhoda S. Wilson) who has just passed away, was the youngest daughter of this union. The late Mrs. Maynard was born in Orillia in 1856, and had spent all her life here. She obtained her early education in the local school and at Barrie, and previous to her marriage had taught school at Sebright and Creighton. Although frail in health for several years past, Mrs. Maynard always took an intelligent and sympathetic interest in the life of the town, which she had seen grow from a backwoods village of a few hundred inhabitants, to its present size. Those of the older residents who knew her best can truly appreciate her sweetness of disposition and nobility of character. She was married in 1880 by Rev. Kennedy Creighton to Mr. George N. Maynard, who survives her, together with the following family of sons and daughters: Leonard and Harry, Orillia; Mrs. H.P. Squires, Wharton; Mrs. Gordon Priestman, King’s Park, Long Island; Mrs. Bert Robertson, Midland; Frederick, of Seattle, Washington, and William, of Detroit. Another son, Arthur, died in 1918 at the age of twenty-four years. The pallbearers at the funeral on Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. J.K. Holland, were Messrs. Harry, William and Leonard Maynard, sons of deceased; Dr. Priestman, a son-in-law; R.O. Smith and F.H. Horne.

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JEMIMA EDWARDS MACNAB

The Orillia News Letter, March 28, 1928

MACNAB - At Orillia, On March 23, 1925, Jemima Edwards, wife of Donald A. Macnab aged 59 years. DITTO - MRS. D.A. MACNAB PASSED AWAY LAST FRIDAY MORNING - Although Mrs. D.A. Macnab had been in frail health for the past twelve years, she had seemed to be improving lately, so that the announcement of her death at an early hour on Friday morning came as a shock to the many friends of the family in town and district. Mrs. Macnab had been in her usual health until last Wednesday when she suffered a slight stroke and lapsed into unconsciousness, in which state she remained until the end. The members of the family from out of town, had been summoned, and were with their mother when she passed away. The late Mrs. Macnab, whose maiden name was Jemima Edwards, was the third daughter of the late William Edwards, for many years the owner of the American Hotel, now converted into a hardware store, and also of the premises occupied by the Walker store. She was born in Alliston in 1868, while her parents were residents of that town before coming to Orillia in the early seventies. She attended the Orillia Public and High Schools, and was highly esteemed by her schoolmates, many of whom, now widely scattered throughout the continent, will receive the news of her passing with deep sorrow. She was married in St. James’s church to Mr. Donald A. Macnab in 1894, and had enjoyed good health up ro 1916, since which she had been in rather frail health. Besides her husband, the late Mrs. Macnab is survived by a family of three sons and one daughter- Godfrey, who is practising law in Walkerville; George, of Toronto; Donald at home and Ena (Mrs. N.A. Francis), of Toronto. Her mother, Mrs. Edwards, who is in her ninety-first year, is living in Vancouver, B.C., with an older daughter, Mrs. H.M.H. Clarke. The funeral took place from the family residence on Coldwater street, east, on Monday afternoon, a large number of friends, some from a considerable distance, being present to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased. The pallbearers were, Messrs. George Sinclair, B.W. Hatley, J.H. Eaton, Alex Millar, Murray Millar and Gordon Millar, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. Dr. Mason. The floral tributes included wreathes from the Barrie Curling Club, the International Company of Toronto, Windsor Kiwanis Club, Lyons & Marks, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Virtue, Brantford; Orillia Kiwanis Club, A.F & A. M. , Couchihing Chapter, Orillia Bowling Club, Board of Managers of the Presbyterian church, J.R. Eaton & Sons. Among those from out of town attending the funeral were, Mr. Fred Otten, Barrie; Mr. and Mrs. Sid Hooey, Alliston; Mr. Melville Macnab, Toronto, and Mrs. J.H. Russell, Toronto. Mr. Macnab and family have the deepest sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their great bereavement.

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ALBERT E. TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet, April 28, 1904

The town was shocked on Thursday last by the sudden death of Mr. Albert E. Tudhope. He passed away in bed in his own room in the Rogers block, and his death was not known for some little time after. He had been in poor health for a long time, and had spent some weeks in the hospital recently, but his death was altogether unexpected, and was a severe blow to his family and friends. Mr. Tudhope had been a resident of Orillia from his youth, and had borne his part in the building up of the big factory bearing the name. Latterly he had been travelling for the firm, in the hope that it would prove beneficial to his health. The funeral was attended by the employees of the factory, to the number of nearly three hundred, and was conducted under the auspices of the Orillia Lodge of Masons. Mr. Tudhope was a young man of exceptionally bright-even brilliant-parts, and his early taking off is greatly mourned by all who were associated with him in business or in the social circle.

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CHRISTINA MCNABB MCMILLAN CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet, April 21, 1904

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN - In The Township Of Mara- The Beaverton Express says:- The death in Mara, on Tuesday , at the ripe age of one hundred years, of Mrs. Christina Campbell, removes the last of the centenarian pioneers of this township. Mrs. Campbell was, until some three years ago, quite active, and even until death her mental faculties were unimpaired. Mrs. Campbell came to Canada in 1847, a widow, with her young family - the late Peter McMillan, of Beaverton, and daughter, Mrs. P. Gilchrist, of Montreal Settlement, Mara, and Miss Ann McMillan, now of Mara- from Islay, Scotland, accompanied by her brothers- fathers of Mr. John McNabb, Reeve of Mara, and Mr. John McNabb, of Brock- and settled in the Township of Mara, where she has resided ever since. Some years after coming to Ontario she was married to the late Duncan Campbell, whom she survived by about thirty years. It was to her home in Mara the late Rev. John McTavish first made his way on coming to Canada.

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JESSIE WILSON GRATRIX

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 6, 1940

COLDWATER - Mrs. Harold Gratrix- The death of Mrs. Harold Gratrix occured on Friday morning, May 31, in Woodstock, where she had been for about a month prior to her death. Mrs. Gratrix had been in poor health for a time. She was in her thirty-fifth year. The sympathy of the surrounding community is extended to Mr. Gratrix and to her young son and daughter who survive her. Mrs. Gratrix was before her marriage Jessie Wilson, a daughter of Mr. George C. Wilson and the late Mrs. Wilson, of Bayview Hill. All her life was spent in this district. On September 29, 1934, she married Harold Gratrix, of Coldwater, who survives. Also surviving are two children, Margaret and Earl, her father, Mr. George C. Wilson, of Coldwater, and three sisters, Mrs. Reg. Gill, North River; Mrs. Burton Lovering, Toronto and Mrs. Art Lovering, of Coldwater. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from her home. The service was conducted by the Rev. L.E. Gosselin, assisted by the Rev. A. Harden. Interment was made in Coldwater cemetery. Pallbearers were Burton Lovering, Toronto; Reg. Gill, North River; Elmer Gratrix, Rosemount; Robert Clarke and Lemore McLeod, Toronto, and Ross Abbot, of Orillia. Among those who attended the funeral were the following from out of town; Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. R. Clarke, Mrs. Wilfred Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Lovering, Mr. and Mrs. Melville Wilson, Mr. Lemore McLeod, Toronto; Mrs. C. Huffman, Mr. and Mrs. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. George Robins, Mr. A. Lawson and Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, Orillia; Mr. J. Wilson, Mrs. John Wilson, Mrs. Morris, Mr. Percy Griffith, Pefferlaw; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Flemming and family; Mrs. Joseph Nixon, Elmvale; Mrs. W. Nicholson and daughter, of Midland, and Mr. and Mrs. S. Reid, Coulson.

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MR. DAVID MILLARD

The Orillia Packet, April 7, 1904

Mr. David Millard passed away on Thursday in his seventy-four(sic) year. He was born in Newmarket in 1830, and spent his youth in that neighborhood. He spent a year in Orillia as a young man, driving the stage between here and Barrie for his brother during one winter. He afterwards took up farming in the County of Huron, and there spent the greater part of his life, up to nine years ago, when he sold his farm and came to Orillia to live. While residing in Huron, he married Miss Mary McKay, who survives him with four sons and five daughters, all but one of whom live in Orillia. The sons are Mordecai, Thomas, James, and Watson, and the daughters, Misses Rachel, Cassie (who resides in Toronto), Lizzie, Eleanor and Lucy. His whole family was gathered round him at the end. Two brothers also survive, Mr. James Millard, of Orillia, and Mr. Charles Millard, of Toronto. The funeral, on Friday, was conducted by the Rev. Canon Greene.
The Orillia Packet, April 7, 1904- DEATHS- MILLARD- At Orillia, on March 30th, 1904, David Millard, aged 73 years, 8 months.

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MARGARET McCULLOCH REID

The Orillia Packet, December 4, 1902

JARRATT’S CORNERS - Another of the pioneers of Medonte is gone, in the person of Margaret McCulloch, relict of the late Archibald Reid, who departed this life on Friday, December 5th, at the ripe age of eighty-five. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1840, and was married to Archibald Reid. They settled on the ninth concession, where a family of three sons and nine daughters were born- two of whom, Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Cowles, are dead. The surviving are: Thomas, on the homestead; William, on an adjoining farm; James, Orillia; Mrs. Seagars, Hamilton; Mrs. Marshall, Barrie; Mrs. Bloomfield and Mrs. McKerroll, Medonte; Mrs. Cook, North Orillia; Misses Effie and Bella, at home. Mrs. Reid was of a kind, cheerful disposition, and was beloved by all who knew her. She was a consistant member of Willis Presbyterian church. The funeral took place on Monday, the Rev. A. McD. Haig conducting the obsequies. Interment at Orillia cemeterry. DITTO- CREIGHTON- It is my sad and painful duty to chronicle the death of Mrs. Archibald Reid on Friday evening. By the death of Mrs. Reid the home loses a kind and loving mother, the community a generous, neighborly heart. She leaves a large family. The respect and esteem in which the deceased was held was evidenced by the large concourse of people who followed her remains to the grave, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather.

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ALEXANDER PATTERSON

The Orillia Packet, Aug. 20, 1903

THE LATE ALEX. PATTERSON - Highly Respected In Midland- The Midland Free Press has this appreciative notice of the late Alex. Patterson, who died in Orillia on the 8th instant: The funeral of the late Alex. Patterson, J.P., took place to the Presbyterian cemetery at Orillia on Monday afternoon last. The Rev. John L. Locke of the Methodist church, conducted the service. Mr. Patterson was born at Fergus fifty seven years ago. His education was received first in Belleville and later in Toronto. For several years he was scaler for the Molthrope Lumber Co., of Bay City, Michigan. His death was due to a cancer which first attacked some time ago. The first growth was removed, but the disease soon returned, and Mr. Patterson went for treatment to the Toronto General Hospital. Being given up by the physicians there he went to the home of his widowed mother in Orillia, where he died on Saturday last, at 3 o’clock. His near relatives remaining are his mother and two sisters, Mrs. (Capt.) John Cameron, of this town, and Mrs. (Dr.) W.F. Dunlop, of Spokane, Washington. His elder brother, John died about eight months ago. The free Press extends the heart-felt sympathy of the community to the bereaved mother and sisters in their irreparable loss. Few men were better known throughout the county of Simcoe and northern Ontario than Alex. Patterson. His disposition was kind and genial, and he had many warm friends. His thorough knowledge of French and Indian made his services in business circles much sought after. Mr. Patterson was one of the pioneers of Midland and owned the first store and telegraph office in town, south of where the post office now stands. Deceased was a member of Knox Camp No. 111 Sons of Scotland, of this town, also of the Blind River Court of the Independent Order of Foresters. Knox Camp sent a delegation to Orillia to attend the funeral. Many handsome floral tributes were sent, among them a beautiful pillow from Knox Camp, S.O.S., Midland, a beautiful anchor of white lilies from the Orillia Camp, S.O.S., a beautiful wreath from Mr. A.R. Montgomery, and others whose names we have not yet received.

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JULIA FOX PATTERSON

The Orillia Packet, April 7, 1904

Mrs. James Patterson, widow of the late James Patterson, for years engineer at the Asylum here, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cameron, Midland, on Thursday last. The body was brought to Orillia for interment, many old Orillia friends attended the funeral. The Orillia Packet, April 14, 1904- THE LATE MRS. PATTERSON- From The Midland Free Press- On Thursday another of Midland’s pioneers in the person of Mrs. James Patterson passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Cameron, as the result of a paralytic stroke. On Saturday the remains were taken to Orillia for interment. On Friday evening a funeral service was held, at which the Rev. Dr. Campbell and the Rev. J.J. Elliot officiated. At the grave the Rev. Canon Greene performed the burial service. Mrs. Patterson was a daughter of Lieutenant James Fox. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1828, and when nine years old her family moved to Canada and settled in Medonte, where, with Col. Steele, her father was given a Government grant of two hundred acres of land. When a young woman she went with Canon O’Meara, and several other young ladies to a mission on the Manitoulin Island to teach the Indians. There she met the late Jas. Patterson. In 1844 they were married by Canon O’Meara, and shortly after removed to Penetanguishene, where Mr. Patterson was appointed chief engineer of H.M.S. Mohawk, a gunboat then on the Great Lakes: but at the time of the Crimean war the Mohawk was ordered into active service, and Mr. Patterson received his discharge. He remained at Kingston, and after spending several years in Belleville and Penetanguishene he removed to Midland forty years ago, where Mrs. Patterson started the first Sunday school ever held in Midland. Later Mr. Patterson was appointed engineer in the asylum at Orillia twenty five years ago, where he moved with his family. Mrs. Patterson was a life long member of the Methodist church. In 1891 Mrs. Pattrson was stricken with paralysis, and up to the time of her death she was in a helpless condition and has been dependent on others for everything. In December, 1897, she was left a widow, and a few months ago she came to Midland to live with her daughter Mrs. Cameron, where she remained up to the time of her death. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.S. Cameron, Midland, Mrs. W.F. Dunlop, Spokane, Washington, and one brother and two sisters, Mr. Jos. Fox, Salamanca, Mrs. C. Nixon, Elmvale, and Mrs. Millspaw, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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JNO J. WOODROW

The Orillia Packet & Times, August 3, 1939

JNO J. WOODROW - A highly respected resident of Oro, in the person of Mr. Jno. J. Woodrow, passed away at the Soldiers Memorial hospital, Orillia, on July 23. Mr. Woodrow, who was in his 73rd year, was born on February 25, 1867, and was the eldest son of Isabella Clarke and Jno. Woodrow and had resided at Jarratt all his life. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, who was formerly Sarah Reid, and nine children, Bella (Mrs. Norman Cook), of Edgar; Charlotte at home; Sadie ( Mrs. F. Jelly), of Uhthoff, William, Duncan, George, Kenneth, Johnny and Lorne, at home, and three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Jno McHugh, of Creighton; Mrs. Alex Robins, of Warminster; Mrs. Staples, Collingwood, and Alex. Woodrow, of Orillia. The service was held from his residence, lot 4, concession 8, Oro, on Tuesday, July 25, and was largely attended. The Rev. Dr. A.L. Howard took the service. Interment was made in Knox cemetery. Pallbearers were William McKerroll , Norman Cook, Jas. Woodrow, sr., Ed McIntyre, Duncan Reid and Dougal McKay.

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MARGARET JOHNSTONE DALLAS

The Orillia Packet, November 18, 1887

MARGARET JOHNSTONE DALLAS, The Evangelical Churchman says, Margaret Johnstone Dallas was born in Edinburgh, April 21st, 1823, and in 1835 came with her parents to Canada, settling at Orillia, then far in the backwoods of Ontario. At this early age she began her long career of Christian work by helping her mother in giving religious instruction to those around near her home. In 1840 she married the Rev. F.A. O'Meara, and the same summer went with him to his mission field at Sault Ste. Marie. The following year they removed to Manitowaning, and here Mrs. O'Meara was an active assistant to her husband in his laborious work, she too learning the Ojibway tongue and teaching the Indian women in their own language. In 1861, while Dr. O'Meara went for a short visit to Europe, she remained in Orillia, and next year went with him to Georgetown, now in the Diocese of Niagara; and in 1867 they moved once more to Port Hope. During the twenty years of Dr. O'Meara's ministry in Port Hope, Mrs. O'Meara was his earnest and indefatigable helper in the Lord, a true helpmeet for him, and many a one in St. John's parish has been strengthened and encouraged by kindly words of Christian counsel from her lips. Not only in work connected with her church was she prominent, but whenever any philanthropic work was carried on by the ladies of Port Hope Mrs. O'Meara was in the forefront of the movement, helping by her active assistance no less than by her wise advice. After an illness of several month's duration, a time of great suffering borne with true Christian fortitude and joy, she slept peacefully away on the morning of November 3rd, in the sixty-fifth year of her age, and the forty-eighth of her wedded life. Without grudging her her rest in Jesus it is impossible for us not to lament the great loss, not only to her husband and family, but also to the parish of St. John's Port Hope, and the Christian community generally. The funeral service was held in St. John's on Friday, November 4th, Revs. W.E. Cooper, F.H. DuVernet and H.J. Hamilton officiating in the Church, and Rev. F.H. DuVernet at the grave. Mrs. O'Meara left behind her a family of five, one daughter and four sons, three of who follow with their father the grand vocation of ministers for Christ. At the service in St. John's was sung her favourite hymn, the last she had heard on earth:"Peace, perfect peace, death shadowing us and ours, Jesus has vanquished death and all its powers."

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JOHN BEARD

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 4, 1937

JOHN BEARD - Word has been received this week of the death of a former Orillian, John Beard, who died in St. Michael’s hospital, Toronto, on Tuesday, January 26, in his eightieth year. Mr. Beard, who was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Beard, was born at Jarratt, and lived and farmed there for many years, later moving to Orillia, where his home was made on Mary street. About twenty years ago he moved to Toronto. As a young man he was married to Miss Christina Tudhope, daughter of the late George Tudhope, of Rugby. She predeceased him, but their two daughters remain, Mrs. Charles Menzies (Jessie), and Mrs. Percival McLaughlin (Beatrice). Only one sister remains of a large family of brothers and sisters, Mrs. R. McKinlay (Tillie), of Toronto. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon to Mount Pleasant cemetery, Toronto. Mr. Beard was twice married, the death of his second wife having occurred last July.

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MR. JAMES BEARD

The Orillia Packet, Sept. 2, 1881

The late James Beard, of Jarratt’s Corners, was one of our pioneers, having come to this country with his parents in 1832. By the expenditure of much labour and money he transformed a very wild spot into a fine and fertile farm. He raised fifteen children, nine of whom survive him, and leaves a large number of descendants. Although for many years afflicted with a painful and incurable disease, he kept up his habits of active industry almost till the last. He was twice married and leaves a widow.

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HENRY LANXON LOVERING

The Orillia Times, May 22, 1919

THE LATE H. L. LOVERING - Old and Highly Respected Resident of Coldwater Passes Away. As the result of a stroke of paralysis, Henry L. Lovering, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the district, passed away on Tuesday morning, at his home in Coldwater. Deceased was born at St. Colombe, Cornwall, England, on January 6, 1835, and therefore had just completed his 84th year. He came to Canada with his parents in 1842, the family settling on a farm near the village of Coldwater, and almost the whole of his long live was spent in the immediate vicinity. During 1858 and 1859 he was in Minnesota and bought land where the city of Duluth now stands. This he sold for $100, and its present worth is almost inestimable. While there he voted for the admission of the State of Minnesota to the Union. Returning to Canada, he entered the employ of A.R. Christie, who had mills at Port Severn. Mr. Lovering accepted appointment as bush manager, and when Mr. Christie sold out to W.E. Dodge, Mr. Lovering continued in the same position, and also with Mr. Dodge’s successors, the Georgian Bay Lumber Co. Henry L. Lovering commenced to earn his own living when only seven years of age, and naturally, in those early days, his schooling was very meagre. Nevertheless, he was a well informed gentleman, never allowing an opportunity to pass when he could acquire information. Diligent in business, deceased was none the less fervent in spirit. He was a tower of strength to the cause of Methodism, and never missed attending the meeting of General Conference for the past fifty years. He was ever ready to support any philanthropic object, and was an ardent prohibitionist, taking the platform in Scott Act, Local Option and other temperance campaigns. The late Mr. Lovering was a Justice of the Peace, and had always been active in public affairs, serving on both municipal and school boards. A Conservative in politics, he was offered the nomination for Parliamentary honors, but declined. His wife died two years ago. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ripley, of Ottawa, and two sons, W.J. Lovering, of Toronto, T.D. Lovering, of St. Paul, Minn. The latter has been away for a number of years, but is in attendance at his father’s funeral. There are also eleven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. The funeral will take place from the family residence, Coldwater, at 1:30 o’clock, on Thursday afternoon.

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MARY McKAY MILLARD

The Orillia News Letter, June 1, 1927

MRS. DAVID MILLARD, AN OLD RESIDENT, DIED ON SUNDAY- After several years of frail health, Mrs. David Millard, a resident of Orillia for the past thirty-five years, passed away at her home on Front street in her eighty-fourth year. She was born in Scotland, coming to this country when about ten years of age, the family settling in the township of Grey, county of Huron, where she spent her girlhood. She was married to Mr. Millard on the 23rd of July 1866, coming to Orillia about thirty five years ago. Mr. Millard predeceased his wife on March 30, 1904. Nine children survive to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother. They are as follows: Mordecai and James, of Calgary; Thomas, of Oakland, California; Watson, of Gowganda; Mrs. J.W. Ellis, Mrs. Mrs. P.K. Walters, Orillia; Mrs. D. H. Thompson, Vancouver; Miss Cassie and Miss Rachel Millard, of Orillia. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock to St. James’s cemetery, the rector Rev. J.R.S. Boyd, officiating at the church and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. A.B.S. Webber, J.R. Boyd, G.T. Madden, N. Ball and W.L. Bennett. The news of Mrs. Millard’s death was received with profound regret by many friends in town and district whose sympathy had been with her in her long and trying illness. Her memory will be cherished by many who knew her sterling qualities, especially the friends of former years. A devoted Christian all her life, the late Mrs. Millard passed into the Great Beyond with the full assurance of a glorious resurrection. To those bereaved the sympathy of their many friends is extended.

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JESSIE JUPP GILL

The Orillia Packet, Aug 28, 1896

GILL - At Sudbury, on Thursday, Aug. 27th, 1896, Jessie Jupp, wife of Mr. J.S. Gill, aged 36. Funeral from the residence of R.H. Jupp, to St. James’s church, this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
DITTO- Yesterday came the sad and unexpected news of the death of Mrs. J.S. Gill, of Sudbury. Mrs. Gill was the third daughter of Mr. Jas H. Jup. Last week her brother, Mayor Jupp, was in Sudbury, and his sister was then in the best of health. On Wednesday he received a message saying that she was ill, and yesterday followed a despatch apprising him of her death. The deepest sympathy will be felt for Mr. Gill and the other relatives. The remains will be brought to Orillia for interment, and the funeral will move from the residence of Mayor Jupp at 3 o’clock this afternoon, to St. James’s church. The Orillia packet, Sept. 4, 1896- The death of Mrs. J.S. Gill, of Sudbury, was very sad and sudden. On Tuesday evening Mrs. Gill, while on her way to one of the shops to make some purchases, dropped in to see a neighbor, who was ill. While there she began to feel poorly, and hurried home. She continued to feel worse, and in spite of all that could be done to relieve her, passed away at two o’clock on Thursday morning. The remains were brought to Orillia, and the funeral held from the residence of Mrs. Gill’s brother, Mayor Jupp. A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends attended. The services were conducted by the Rev. Canon Greene, who spoke feelingly of the quiet and unobtrusive, but truly Christian life of the deceased, and consoled the mourners with the Christian’s hope. The deepest sympathy is felt for Mr. Gill, who is bereft after a happy married life of between six and seven years, and is left with one child- a boy of five.

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GEORGE FRANCIS LOVERING

The Orillia Weekly Times, Oct. 28, 1909

FOUND DEAD IN BED - Sudden Death of a Well-Known Barrie Citizen- The death of George Francis Lovering occurred very unexpectedly on Thursday night, October 14, at his home in Barrie. He had not enjoyed the best of health lately, and this year took an extended trip to recuperate, only returning a few weeks ago, seemingly improved in health. For several days preceding his death, Mr. Lovering was physically indisposed, being confined to his home. Nothing serious, however, was anticipated. He retired Thursday evening making slight complaints as to heart weakness, and was found the next morning dead in bed, having evidently passed away very peacefully. Mr. Lovering had just completed plans for starting extensive lumber operations at Kenors. Deceased was born 35 years ago, and spent his early boyhood days on a farm near Coldwater. When quite a young man he started up in the lumber business on his own account at Coldwater. Later he was in business for a short time at Edenvale, coming to Barrie from there about ten years ago. Mr. Lovering took an active interest in the affairs of the town and served two years on the Council with credit to himself. Besides his wife ( a daughter of W.C. Webb, Edenvale), two little daughters, deceased’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lovering, of Coldwater, six brothers and four sisters survive: Dr. J. E., Lethbridge, Alta; Rev. H.S., Thessalon; H.L., Regina, Sask.; Drue, Sudbury; Colin, of Coldwater; Egerton, of Victoria University; Mrs. P. McMahon, of Watertown, Sask.; Miss Mary, of Montreal General Hospital; Misses Hattie and Alitta, of Coldwater. The members of the Masonic and Foresters’ lodges attended the funeral in a body, and Rev. Mr. Rowles officiated.

The Orillia Packet, Oct. 28, 1909 THE SUDDEN TAKING OFF OF MR. GEORGE LOVERING - The Barrie Advance gives the following fuller particulars of the death of Mr. George F. Lovering:- The citizens were deeply shocked on Friday morning last when they received the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. Geo. F. Lovering. Mr. Lovering had retired the previous night in apparent good health, but was found dead in his bed. To heart weakness is attributed his sudden taking off. George Francis Lovering was born in 1874 and was the eldest son of Mr. John Lovering of Coldwater. He came to Barrie some ten years ago, and engaged in a lumber and sawmilling business, which rapidly developed under his active management and was continued down to the time of his death. In 1901 he was married to Miss Cassie Webb, daughter of Mr. W.C. Webb of Edenvale by whom he is survived, together with two little girls. The Rev. H.S. Lovering of Thessalon and Mr. Egerton Lovering of Victoria College are brothers. In politics, Mr. Lovering was a prominent Conservative, and about five years ago unsuccessfully contested the convention for the party nomination in Centre Simcoe. He was an adherent of the Collier street Methodist church, and held membership in the A.F. & A.M., I.O.F. and L.O.A. bodies. During 1905 and 1906 he sat in the Town Council, being chairman of public works in the latter year. Mr. Lovering had only recently returned from a trip to the Old Country in connexion with some of his business enterprises. The funeral took place from deceased’s late residence, 35 Bayfield street, and was in every way an impressive event. A large number of the citizens attended to pay their last tribute of respect. The Rev. I.G. Bowles officiated at the house, the officers of Corinthian Lodge A.F. & A.M., conducting the ritual at the grave. The pallbearers were: Col. McPhee, Major Cowan, F.W. Otton, Donald Ross and two brothers of deceased.

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LOVERING, LILLIAN T. (NEE MOON)

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 14, 1997

LOVERING, LILLIAN T. (NEE MOON)- (Charter Member Fairvalley Willing Workers; Longtime member St. Matthias Anglican Church, Coldwater). At the Huronia District Hospital on Tuesday May 13, 1997, Lillian Lovering, of the residence on King Street, Midland, formerly of Matchedash Township in her 91st year. Wife of the late John Etley Lovering. Loving mother of Murray Lovering and his wife Annabelle, of R.R. #1, Coldwater, and the late Egerton. Dear grandmother of Lesley and Steven. Daughter of the late William and Marion Moon of Eady. The late Mrs. Lillian Lovering will be resting at the Coldwater Funeral Home, 22 Sturgeon Bay Road, Coldwater on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Matthias Anglican Church, Coldwater on Friday May 16, 1997 at 11 a.m., followed by cremation. In memoriam donations to the Coldwater Mill Heritage Foundation, St. Matthias Anglican Church or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.

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MISS MARY CARMICHAEL

The Orillia Packet & Times, January 9, 1941

MISS MARY CARMICHAEL - Early on Thursday morning, January 2, at her home, The Carmichael Farm, concession 8, Medonte, Miss Mary Carmichael passed away. The eldest daughter of the late Malcolm Carmichael and the late Sarah Reid Carmichael, she was born in Medonte at Jarratt, and after spending seven or eight years on the Oro farm on the eighth concession moved to the Medonte farm, which has been her life-long home. Of a retiring disposition, she had nevertheless a large group of friends to whom her kindness was constant. To those who were ill Miss Carmichael was particularly helpful and took care of several relatives when their sickness needed special nursing care. Her only brother, John Carmichael, was her constant care during his long illness of fourteen years. Willis church, Jarratt, will miss her interest and work for its advancement. She was a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and Ladies’ Aid and always contributed of her time and talents to their work. Of a family of four there remain Miss Tena Carmichael and Mrs. T.P. McCullough on the homestead, the only brother, Mr. John Carmichael, having predeceased her. The funeral service was held at the family residence on Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Dr. A.L. Howard conducting the service. The pallbearers were Earl Reid, William Reid; Garnet Reid, George McKay, Eldred Clarke and Jim Lumree. A very large concourse of friends attended to pay their last respects, and the interment took place in Knox cemetery, Oro, where is the family plot from early pioneer days.

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DAVID S. LITSTER

The Orillia Packet & Times, Oct 31 1940

DAVID S. LITSTER - (From the Burk’s Falls Arrow) The citizens of Burk’s Falls were startled and shocked when it was learned on Sunday, October 20, that Mr. David Litster had died at his home the previous night. The deceased had not been in the best of health for some time past but had been around attending to his home duties and store. For a day and a half he had stayed in his room suffering with arthritis and shortness of breath. He did not appear any worse than usual on Saturday evening, and his wife and daughter, Gladys, had been in his room talking with him. They left the room for a short while and during their absence Mr. Litster had a relapse and shortly expired. The deceased was born at Rugby seventy years ago. He taught school as a young man at Royston, Price’s Corner and Lakeside. It was at Royston he met Mary Barr to whom he was married in 1900. Of the union the following sons and daughters survive: Margaret (Mrs. G.B. Whiteside) of Truro, Nova Scotia; Gladys (Mrs. Jack Watson) of Welland; Ross, of Burk’s Falls; Grace (Mrs. J. Thompson) of Montreal, Quebec; John, of Englehart; Bert of Burk’s Falls, and Mary, of Toronto. One brother and two sisters also survive. They are William, Jessie and Jean, all on the homestead near Orillia. Three granddaughters and one grandson also survive. Nearly forty years ago Mr. Litster gave up the teaching profession and moved to Burk’s Falls. He was engaged for a while with the Walter Sharpe Co., and later started in business for himself. The deceased’s interests were varied and many. He took a keen interest in municipal affairs and served the town as reeve, councilor and school trustee for many years. It was while he was on the school board that the Continuation School was started. His keen grasp of financial matters made him a real asset on the municipal boards. Perhaps his chief interest was that of agriculture and for the past twenty years he had been acting head, and later president, of the Burk’s Falls, Armour and Ryerson Agricultural Society. At the time of his death he was making plans for a dressed poultry show to be held in December. Mr. Litster was also an amateur farmer and a great horticulturist and took a keen delight in propagating new specimens of flowers in this locality. He won the chief potato prizes at the recent Fall Fair. The deceased was a member of Corona Lodge A.F. & A.M. and of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church. His benevolences will never be recorded here. He delighted in helping the down and outer and his gifts often landed in the most unlooked for and unexpected places. For instance, when he heard that the Baptist church was making some improvements he sent along a cash donation, although he never attended its services. The funeral was held on Tuesday of last week and at the request of the family was of a private nature. The Rev. J.L. Evans, of Huntsville, was the officiating minister, assisted by the Rev. W.J. Robertson, of Burk’s Falls. The honorary pallbearers were C.W. Sharpe, Dr. J.J. Wilson, Harry Bennetts and Fred Metcalfe. The active pallbearers were S.R. Alexander, William Peck, J.S. Metcalfe, Selwood Geach ( of Toronto), A.R. Hunter and E.A. Warner. The beautiful casket was entirely enshrouded in floral offerings from organizations and individuals. The Orillia Packet & Times- Oct. 31, 1940- RUGBY- The sympathy of the community extended to the family of the late Mr. Dave Litster, of Burk’s Falls, whose death occurred at his home at Burk’s Falls recently and whose funeral took place on Monday, October 21. Mr. Will Litser, Miss Jessie Litster, Mr. and Mrs. Keith McLeod attended the funeral.

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CHAS. H. DEGERE

The Orillia Packet, & Times, Dec. 5, 1940

CHAS. H. DEGERE - A former resident of Price’s Corner, and brother of Mrs. Charles Rix, of Warminster, Charles Henry DeGere, died at Camrose, Alberta, where he has resided for the past twenty-two years, on Wednesday, November 20. Mr. DeGere was born at Price’s Corner, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William DeGere. He went West at the age of 21 and farmed in the Camrose district until 1918, when he retired. He was sixty-five years of age. Deceased leaves his widow, Mary Price; three brothers, David, of St. Paul, Minnesota; Thomas, of Kenora, Ontario; and Albert, of Vancouver, British Columbia; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Rix, Warminster; Mrs. E. Taylor, Portland, Oregon; and Mrs. Charles Mawdsley, Bellaire, Michigan. Interment was made in Camrose.

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LESTER LORNE RAWSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan. 2, 1941

LESTER LORNE RAWSON - The death of Lester Lorne Rawson, son of Mrs. Rawson and the late C.E. Rawson, of Coldwater, occurred suddenly on Sunday, in Toronto as a result of a heart attack. Mr. Rawson was in his fifty-sixth year. He was born in Coldwater and his youth was spent here. He was a traveller and had resided in Ottawa and Hamilton before going to Toronto to live about two months ago. His wife, the former Hilda Anderson, of Parry Sound, predeceased him several years ago. Surviving are an only son, Flight Superintendent Bernard Rawson, of Trans-Canada Airways, his mother, of Coldwater, one sister, Mrs. P.T. Charles, of Montreal, and two brothers, Mr. E. Otto Rawson, of Barrie, and the Rev. Norman Rawson, of Hamilton. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from his mother’s home to the United church, where service was conducted by Capt. Arthur Harden, assisted by the Rev. F.C. Bayes. Pallbearers were W. Brown, W.V. Manning, Ernest Miller, Nelson Woon, R. Rawson and George Wyley. He was a member of Hindookoosh Grotto Chapter, A.F. & A.M. Hamilton.

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HERBERT J. GOSS

The Orillia Packet & Times, Oct. 17, 1940

HERBERT J. GOSS - Herbert J. Goss, of Bass Lake passed away in the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Orillia, on Friday, following a three week’s illness suffering from pleurisy, pneumonia and a heart condition. Mr. Goss was a life long resident of this district. He was born in Medonte, a son of the late Alfred Goss. Following his marriage to Mary Walker, of Eady, he resided in Orillia and Warminster before moving to his home at Bass Lake about thirteen years ago. Mr. Goss was in his fifty-ninth year. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and three children, Herbert, at home, May, of Mount Stephen and Ida, of Kirkland Lake. Two brothers and two sisters also survive. They are Harry Goss and Mrs. Jas. Reid, of Orillia; Mrs. Norman McDonald, of North River and Wilfred Goss, of New Westminster, British Columbia. Mr. Goss was a member of L.O.L. No. 837, of Warminster, and of St. Luke’s Anglican church, Price’s Corner. The service, on Monday was held from this church, under the auspices of the L.O.L. The Rev. D.W.F. Coughlan conducted the service, assisted by the Rev. William Newman, of Craighurst. Pallbearers were Robert Digby, William McKee, William Keys, S. Graham, William Reid and George Pinkerton. Interment was made in Fairvalley Cemetery, Medonte.
The Orillia Packet & Times, Oct 17, 1940- PRICE’S CORNER - St. Luke’s Anglican church was filled and many could not gain admittance when many friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last respects to one, who was such a good neighbour and friend to all, in the person of Mr. Herbert Goss. The Rev. William Newman, of Craighurst, a great friend of the family and former rector at St. Luke’s, took the service, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Coughlan. The floral tokens were beautiful and showed the esteem in which Mr. Goss was held. Interment was at Fairvalley cemetery. The deepest sympathy of the whole community goes out to Mrs. Goss and family in their great loss. They rest in peace and their works do follow them.

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JOHN SCOTT LITSTER

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 26, 1940

JOHN SCOTT LITSTER - John Scott Litster, former road superintendent for Orillia, died in the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, following a short illness. Mr. Litster came to Orillia from Oro, thirty years ago. For thirteen years he held the position of road superintendent here. For the past seven years he has been retired. Mr. Litster was born in Oro, a son of the late George Litster and Anne Scott, who emigrated to Canada from Scotland. He farmed in Oro before taking up residence here. In 1903 he married Edith Moore, daughter of the late Wesley Moore, of Orillia, who survives him, along with a sister, Mrs. William Ball, also of Orillia. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church. The Rev. J.A. MacInnis will conduct the private funeral service which is to be held from his residence, Mary street, this afternoon. Interment will be made in St. Andrew’s cemetery. Pallbearers will be Geo. A. McLean, A.C. McIntyre, Boynton Saunders, George Langman, Wm. Litster, of Oro, and Eugene Paisley, of Toronto.

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DAVID LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 27, 1941

DAVID LOVERING - Coldwater and Matchedash residents were sorry to learn of the death of a former resident of this district, Mr. David Lovering, who passed away at Jarvis on Wednesday, February 19, in his seventy-third year. He had lived most of his life in North River where he farmed. Twelve years ago he went to Jarvis to live. Mr. Lovering was born in Matchedash, and was a son of the late W.D. Lovering. He had appeared to enjoy good health right up to the time of his death, which was caused from a sudden heart attack. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, formerly Alberta Spence, and family of four sons and four daughters, who are Milton, Claude and Tracey Lovering, of Toronto; Earl Lovering, Severn Falls; Mrs. Ted Dashney, Mrs. Samuel McCullough and Mrs. Guy Kinnear, Toronto, and Mrs. Argyle Eplett, of Coldwater. Three brothers, John Lovering, of Coldwater; Charles Lovering, of Matchedash, and Samuel Lovering, of Duluth, Minnesota, also remain. The funeral service was held on Friday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arglye Eplett, Coldwater, and all members of his family were present. The Rev. F.C. Bayes conducted the service. Interment was made in Coldwater cemetery. Pallbearers were his four sons and Messrs. Argyle Eplett and Stanley Lovering. Others besides members of the immediate family who attended the funeral were Miss Bernice McCullough, and Messrs. Jack and Morley Wilson, Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lovering, of Elmvale. The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 27, 1941- NORTH RIVER- The sympathy of the community is extended to the wife and family of the late David Lovering, who was buried from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arglye Eplett, in Coldwater on Friday afternoon. Mr. Lovering spent a good part of his life in this community. At the time of his death he was living in Jarvis.

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MARTHA BAILEY BOADWAY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 28, 1941

MRS. J.A. BOADWAY - The death of Mrs. J.A. Boadway occurred on Saturday at the home of her son, Mr. Austin Boadway, Peter street north. Mrs. Boaadway had been ill about three weeks with a heart ailment. She was in her seventy-fourth year. Deceased, the former Martha Bailey, was born at Head Lake, Victoria County. In 1903 she married John A. Boadway, of Norland, and in 1905 they went to Jarratt to live, where they ran a general store for many years. Following Mr. Boadway’s death in 1916, Mrs. Boadway continued the business until about five years ago when she came to Orillia to make her home with her son. She was a member of Willis Presbyterian church, Jarratt, and belonged to the Ladies’ Aid Society. Mrs. Boadway leaves two sons, Austin and Bruce Boadway, of Orillia, and one adopted son, Clinton Bailey, of Jarratt. Four brothers, Josh Bailey, of Norland, William and Samuel Bailey, Head Lake, and Alfred Bailey, in Saskatchewan, and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Peel, Bethune, Saskatchewan, also survive. The funeral was held on Monday from the residence of her son, Mr. A. M. Boadway, to Willis Presbyterian church, Jarratt, where the service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. A.L. Howard. Interment was made in Esson cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, Leading Aircraftman Wesley Bailey and Pte. Douglas Bailey, Camp Borden, Lorne Bailey, and Norman Peel, Norland, Kenlow Cook, Jarratt, and Eric Davies, Orillia. Many floral tributes were received from relatives and friends as well as from Geneva Lodge, I.O.O. F., Orillia, the staff of the Orillia Creamery and Willis church Ladies’ Aid. Among those who attended the funeral were Mrs. Fred Cox, Minden, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Bailey, Norland, Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield Bailey, Kirkfield, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bailey and daughter, Penetanguishene, and Mrs. Wm. Tinney, Mrs. J. Tinney and Mrs. Fred Brown, Vasey.

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ISABELLA McLEOD JOHNSTON

The Orillia News Letter, Wed., March 30, 1927

HAWKESTONE - Isabella McLeod, relict of the late John Johnston, of Orillia, died at the home of her nephew, Mr. J.R. Leigh on Monday, March 21st, after an illness of about six weeks. She came to nurse her sister, who has been in a feeble condition of health for some time. She was the second youngest daughter of the late Cameron McLeod and Janet Litster, of Oro. Her husband predeceased her about twenty years ago. Her friendly disposition won for her a host of friends. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, silent testimony of the high esteen in which the deceased was held by her relatives and a large circle of friends. She leaves to mourn her loss three sisters and four brothers, namely, Mrs. Leigh, of Hawkestone; Mrs. Hutchinson, Windsor, and Mrs. McBeth, Orillia; Ralph, Norman, and William of Orillia, also John, of Oro. In religion she was a Presbyterian, and was a member of the Orillia Presbyterian church. The funeral was on Wednesday afternoon, March 23rd and was largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near. Service was conducted at the home of her nephew, Mr. J.R. Leigh, by the Rev. George Cruse, pastor of the United church. Mr. Cruse preached from the text “For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” The sermon was listened to with marked attention and was highly appreciated. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia. The pallbearers were Messrs. Keith McLeod, W. Johnston, George McLeod, L.W. Leigh, John R. Leigh, and Ralph McLeod, all of whom were nephews of the deceased.

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MR. HENRY ELLIOTT, senior

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 3, 1898

MR. HENRY ELLIOTT, senior, died very suddenly on Saturday. He was about and as far as could be seen was in his usual good health. He ate a hearty breakfast at eight o'clock. About half-past nine he was helping to saw a stick across, when he fell over without a moment's warning, and died within three minutes. Death was caused by heart disease. Mr. Elliott was born in Oxfordshire, England, seventy-eight years ago, and when he came to Canada, in 1845, he resided for a time in the townships of Etobicoke and Walpole. Thirty-seven years since he settled at Ardtrea, in the township of North Orillia, where he transformed a bush farm into a comfortable homestead. After sixteen years there he removed to Uhthoff, where he continued to work and manage the farm until last fall, when he sold it, and has since been doing little, although quite smart and healthy. He was a staunch Liberal Conservative, and took an active interest in public affairs, but never accepted office. He was a life-long member of the Church of England, and his pastor always found a warm welcome at his home. He was married at Toronto, in 1847, to Elizabeth Egal, who survives him. All his children are living, three sons- John, of the far Northwest, Samuel, in Michigan, and Henry, late Deputy-Reeve of the Township of Orillia; eight daughters- two of whom are in Manitoba, one resides in Hamilton, and the other five in North Orillia. They have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their sudden loss of an indulgent and generous parent. The body was laid to rest in St. James's cemetery, Orillia, on Monday, the Rev. Canon Greene officiating. The funeral was very large, a good number from Ardtrea attending, notwithstanding the severity of the weather.

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CHARLES GILL MILLARD

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 8, 1941

COLDWATER - C.G. MILLARD - Coldwater regretted the death of one of its leading and most prominent citizens in the person of Charles Gill Millard, who passed away at his residence, Gleigholme, Reinbird street, on Friday in his seventy-seventy year. He had been ill for several months suffering from a heart condition. He had established and conducted a successful drug store business in Coldwater for fifty-one years, and during that time had taken a keen interest in civic, fraternal and church circles. In 1908 he led the movement which brought about the incorporation of Coldwater as a municipality, and was elected first Reeve of the village, serving in that capacity until 1913, and in 1927 he was again elected Reeve. During his early term of office he helped promote the waterworks and other local services. He was also local manager of the Bell Telephone Company for about ten years, when an office was opened here. Mr Millard was born in Orillia, a son of the late James Millard, and was of United Empire Loyalist stock, his grandfather Mordecai Millard, coming to Canada from Pennsylvania about 1835 to settle at Holland Landing. He was a graduate of the Ontario College of Pharmacy and served his apprenticeship in Robinson’s Drug Store, in Orillia, and later in Slaven’s Drug Store. After his graduation from the college, he worked for a time in Hamilton and then returned to Orillia where he was employed in the Slaven Drug store, before coming to Coldwater fifty-one years ago to found the business which still bears his name. He served on the board of the Ontario College of Pharmacy for a number of years and was also president of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association for one term. In fraternal circles he was connected with the Masonic order, associated with Karnak Lodge, A.F. & A.M. No. 492, of which he was Past Master. In church life he had been an active member and official of the United church. He was noted for his benevolent work and his advice on business matters was often sought after by a host of farmers. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. His wife Cecil B. Davis, of Uxbridge, whom he married in September, 1890, predeceased him six years ago. Surviving are three sons, Frank, of Dunnville; Gordon, of Toronto, and Mord, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred W. Brown, also of Coldwater. Three sisters, Mrs. Harry Jackson, of Orillia; Mrs. William White, Huntsville, and Mrs. J.H. Sparling, of Brampton, also survive. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from his residence, under Masonic auspices. The service was conducted by the Rev. F.C. Bayes, of the Coldwater United church, and Capt., the Rev. Arthur W. Harden. Pallbearers were Messrs C.H. Eplett, William Lowry, William Templeman, William Timmis, W.W. Williams and J.C. Prior. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.
TOP&T, May 8, 1941 - LOCAL ASPECTS OF THE WORLD - This week has seen another old and valued friend and a member of an Orillia family of pioneers pass on and leave the torch for others to carry on. Last Friday Mr. C.G. Millard of Coldwater died. Mr. Millard had filled a large place in the life of the village for a whole lifetime, and nothing of importance for years was carried on that he did not have a share in. I will miss his cheery welcome when I dropped into his store. Though often busy, he had time to exchange the news or chat about some topic of interest. There was no place in Coldwater that I visited more often and seldom if it was daytime did I miss taking at least a moment to shake hands. In church or state, or municipal or agricultural affairs he lent a helping hand and gave freely of his time, and his advice and cooperation were always well worthwhile. And I think his fellow citizens appreciated Mr. Millard as a citizen. He seemed to know everyone, and he had a community interest. I cannot remember when I first knew the Millard family. I think I heard of them from the time I first knew anything. Mr. Millard’s father, Mr. James Millard, was an important link in the life of the Orillia district. His business was just as important in those days as are the railways and highways today. The stages he and his partner, Mr. John Harvie, grandfather of Mr. Tom Fortier, of Orillia, kept Orillia connected with the outside world and the territory all round about before the rails reached Orillia. The stables which sheltered the horses is now the Dominion Garage in Front-street, and Mr. Harvie lived across the road. James Millard lived in the house still occupied by his daughter Mrs. Jackson on the corner of Elgin and Front-street. Mrs. Millard was a Gill. One of that early family which has now such a large connection all over East Simcoe. Some of the finest citizens in this territory are of Gill stock. Sit down some time and sort out the Gills. If you don’t know them find someone to help you. It will surprise you how the roots have spread and have taken hold of a great many families. The Gills have married into other large family circles, and altogether there is not another family which has a much larger, if any larger connection in East Simcoe. When R.R. Slaven died and the business which his father J.W. Slaven had handed down to him was for sale, Mr. C.G. Millard, almost decided to buy the drug business and come back to Orillia. He also considered buying the Slaven home, where Mrs. W. H. Tudhope resides on Neywash street. But he found it hard to leave the business he had built up and he remained in Coldwater. Mr. Cecil George came to Orillia and took over the Slaven business and block, and it is now the Liggett business on the corner of Peter and Mississaga streets.

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ROBERT HIPWELL BOADWAY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov. 21, 1940

ROBERT HIPWELL BOADWAY - Suffering from a rare disease, caused by a germ in the blood stream, Robert Hipwell Boadway, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Boadway, died at his home, Peter street, north, on Friday evening. He was ill only a few hours before his death. The death of one so young was felt by many throughout the community, and sympathy was extended to the bereaved parents. Mrs. Boadway was ill in bed at the time of her young son’s death, and was unable to attend the funeral. Robert was born in Orillia. He attended the Hillcrest public school and St. James’s Sunday school. Besides his parents, he leaves an only sister, Phyllis Boadway. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from the residence of his parents, and was largely attended. The Rev. A.G. Emmet conducted the service. Interment was made in St. James’s cemetery. Pallbearers were four Sunday school friends of the little boy, Dalton Stubley, Donald Askett, Mowry Street and James Middleton. Many floral tributes were received among which were flowers from the staff of the Orillia Creamery; the Orillia Creamery Company, Geneva Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 320, class mates of the Hillcrest Public school, and St. James’s Sunday school. Among those who attended the funeral were Mrs. Percy Lahey, Detroit; Mrs. Watson Wright, Mrs. Robert McKinley and Mr. and Mrs. Nelson McKinley, of Toronto.

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FINDLAY MCKAY

The Orillia Packet, June 16, 1898

FINDLAY MCKAY - The late Captain Findlay McKay was a native of Islay, Argyleshire, born in 1821, and came out to this country in 1835. The first sailing he did was in the Ottawa Company's barges, from Montreal to Kingston, by way of the Rideau canal. In 1838, he was steward on the steamer Peter Robinson, on Lake Simcoe. In 1841 or 1842, he was on the schooner Margaret, on Lake Ontario, after which he sailed out of Buffalo, to Cleveland and Chicago, on a sailing vessel, two years. Then he joined his brother, Captain Hugh McKay, on the steamer Beaver, and remained two seasons. In 1855, the brothers were again together on the steamer, Morning, until the J.C. Morrison was completed, when he went on that vessel for the remainder of the season. In 1856 he took charge, as Master, of the Morning, and run her as a passenger boat between Barrie, Orillia, and Bell Ewart. In 1858 or 1859, after Capt. May bought the vessel, Findlay continued to command her a year or two. He remained on active duty on these lakes until the close of last season, the last boat he commanded being the Minota, owned by Mr. Osler. In 1845 he married Ann MacFarland, who survives him, with four children: Mrs. Gregg, Toronto; Horace McKay, Chicago; Capt. Fred McKay, Bell Ewart; and Miss Tiny McKay, Washington, D.C.. Captain Hugh McKay, Hawkestone, and John McKay, Atherley, are brothers, and Mrs. McEachren, Oro, and Mrs. Johnstone, Medonte, sisters.

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WM. TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet, March 1, 1900

MR. WM. TUDHOPE DEAD - One Of The Pioneers - Mr. Wm. Tudhope died on Saturday morning after a long and painful illness. His death was not unlooked for; in fact nothing but an unusually wiry frame enabled him to hold out for so long. Upon his return from Buffalo, whither he had gone for treatment, early in the month, he was very low; but he rallied temporarily, and then gradually sank. His illness and death caused very sincere regret in this town, where his many friends had hoped to see him enjoy an old age of well-earned rest, upon which he can scarcely be said to have entered, as he was still slightly under seventy, and had been actively engaged in business up to the time he was stricken down. His death removes one of the few remaining pioneers, who have seen this district evolve from a wilderness of bush to a prosperous and well-populated community. Wm. Tudhope was a native of Lesmahagon, Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he was born in July 1831, the youngest of a family of four sons and five daughters. His parents came to Canada before he was a year old, and settled on the tenth concession of Oro. Ere he had attained his third birthday, both his father and mother were dead. The family of boys and girls, at whose head was the late George Tudhope, a youth of eighteen when they were orphaned, kept together, and stuck to the bush farm which their parents had taken up. The pluck which the young people showed in doing this can be but faintly realized now-a-days, when the country is cleared up and farm houses are almost within hail of one another. The young Tudhopes had no neighbors within two miles of them, and had first to go to Holland Landing and afterwards to Tollendal for their flour. Opportunities for education were slender in those days, and William Tudhope began the battle of his life while still young. He spent part of his boyhood with the late Dr. Darling, on Manitoulin Island. Subsequently he learned the blacksmithing at Barrie and Cookstown. After a short stay in Streetsville, Mr. Tudhope went to Batavia, New York, where he remained several years. Returning to Oro in 1855, he opened a blacksmith shop on the tenth concession. In those days he used to travel to Toronto with two or three teams to bring in his stock. This shop was burnt in 1860, when he rebuilt at once. The manner of Mr. Tudhope’s coming to Orillia was somewhat curious. He was chatting with the late George Quail, at his blacksmith shop on the corner of Andrew and Colborne streets, when the latter resound as ever, and incorporated in one of the buildings of the Tudhope Carriage Co. Sometime after, Mr. Quail brought in Mr. Tudhope’s blacksmith shop, which was used for a time as a sawmill, and which is now one of the outbuildings connected with Mr. J.J. Hatley’s establishment. In 1867, Mr. Tudhope entered into partnership with his brother George’s son, W.R. Tudhope, and went into the hardware business in the store then owned by Mr. P. Fitzgerald, nearly opposite the Minthorn block. The next year, he built the block now owned and occupied by Mr. G.H. White, and removed thither. Shortly after Mr. W.R. Tudhope’s brother James bought his uncle out, and the brothers carried on the business together. When Messrs. Dick & Mainer opened a hardware establishment, and Mr. Tudhope became manager of the hardware department. Subsequently he and Mr. Jas. Tudhope bought the firm out, but in 1874 Mr. Tudhope sold his interest to his nephews. In 1876, business reverses combined with depreciation in values wiped out entirely the property which he had accumulated, and which he had thought sufficient to maintain his family in comfort without further active exertions. He removed to Listowel in March of that year, but returned in December, and bought his old business on Colborne street. In 1877, his eldest son, Mr. J.B. Tudhope, entered into partnership with him in the waggon and carriage business, and then were laid the foundations of the business which has since grown to be one of the largest of its kind in Canada. In 1884, by which time the business had grown considerably, two other sons, John and William were taken into the firm. In 1894, Mr. Tudhope himself withdrew, his sons continuing the business. Shortly afterwards he entered into the retail business, in which he quickly built up a large trade, selling out to his son-in-law, Mr. E.F. Cooke, last September, owing to ill health. He last year visited the old country in the hope of improving his health, but returned home no better. In 1857, Mr. Tudhope was married to Mary, daughter of Mr. Hugh Reid, of Oro. They had ten children- nine boys and one girl. His wife died in December, 1893. Seven of his children are still living- James B., William H., Albert E., and Hugh R., of Orillia; Melville B., who is at law school in Toronto; Daniel I., who is now residing in Michigan; George A., of Seattle, Washington; and Mrs. E.F. Cooke, of Orillia. All but George A. Tudhope were present at the funeral. His second wife, who was a sister of his first wife, also survives him. Mr. Tudhope was a man of tremendous energy, indomitable will, and tireless industry. He did much for the upbuilding of Orillia, and the large establishment which he founded is now one of the industrial mainstays of the town. He took an active interest in public affairs, was a member of the council shortly after Orillia was incorporated as a village, and for many years and up till recently on the School Board. In politics he was a staunch Reformer. His death removes another of the now small and rapidly diminishing band of pioneers, the men whose memories go back to the early days of the settlement of Oro, with their story of romance and hardship. The funeral on Moday was largely attended, in spite of the intense cold. The service was conducted by the Rev. L.M. Weeks, B.D., and the Rev. R.N. Grand, D.D. The pallbearers were Messrs. Sidney Pomeroy, D. Horne, R.O. Smith, J.B. Kerr, H. McPhail, and James McKerroll. On the morning of the same day another member of the family was laid away in the silent tomb- the wife of Mr. Albert E. Tudhope. Mrs. Tudhope had been ill for nearly two years, the fell destroyer consumption having fastened its clutches upon her. Despite everything that could be done, she sank gradually, and passed away on Friday. Mrs. Tudhope, Miss Gattie before her marriage, was highly esteemed and much beloved. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family on their double affliction, and especially for the member of it who was called upon to follow to the grave the bodies of his wife and of his father on the same day.

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JOHN MCLEOD

The Orilia Packet & Times, March 12, 1942

JOHN MCLEOD - An Oro native pioneer, John McLeod, died on Sunday, March 1, in his 82nd year. Deceased was the son of Cameron McLeod who came from Scotland, and Jennie Litster of Oro, and he was born in 1860 on the old homestead. He resided for years on the farm next to the homestead and a few years ago went to live with his brother George on the homestead where he died. He married Mina Robertson of Rugby, who died in 1926. They had a family of five girls and three boys, Mrs. Asa Stephenson, Ethel, of Aurora, Mrs. Russell Jermey, Jennie, of Oro, Mrs. John McKerroll, Annie, of Jarratt, Mrs. Frank Mullock, Eva, of New Toronto, George and Ralph of Oro, and John who died when five years old. He was one of a family of 12, six boys and six girls, and is survived by William of Cameron street, Ralph of Douglas street, and Mrs. James McBeth, Barrie Road. Ten grandchildren also survive. Mrs. McLeod predeceased her husband. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 4, at his home by the Rev. Dr. Howard of Esson church, of which he was a member, and interment was made in Esson cemetery. The pallbearers were his five sons-in-law, and his nephew Keith McLeod. Amongst those from a distance who attended were Mrs. R. McRae and daughter, of Brechin, William Johnston and wife of Uptergrove, all the family, and friends from Orillia and the surrounding country.

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MRS. CHARLES ELLSMERE

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 16, 1942

MRS. CHARLES ELLSMERE - Very unexpectedly, Mrs Charles Ellsmere passed away on March 30, at her home, lot 14, concession 3, Oro. Death was due to a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Ellsmere was a native of Oro, having been born at Edgar on March 20, 1906, and spent all her life in that township, with the exception of three years in Manitoba as a girl. She lived at Edgar 27 years and at lot 14, concession 3, for nine years. In religion she was an Anglican. Much interested in the community welfare, she was an active worker in the Women’s Institute and also for the Red Cross Society, as well as being very helpful in many other ways, winning the esteem of all who knew her. She was an only child. When she was eleven her mother died and her father died in December, 1938. Immediate relatives mourning her loss are her husband and four children, Dorothy 15, Jack 13, Joe 10 and Diane 23 months, all at home. The funeral on April 1 was largely attended. Service was conducted in St. John’s church, Craighurst, by the Rev. Wm. Newman, who also took the committal service, in the Anglican cemetery. Among the floral tokens of sympathy and respect were those from the Edgar Women’s Institute and from School Section No. 7, Oro. The pall bearers were Edward Hastings, Melville Hastings, Norman Stoddart, Aubrey Slessor, Donald Galbraith and Dan Key. Among friends who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Ellsmere and Mr. and Mrs. James Ellsmere, North Bay; Miss Gladys Ellsmere, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. B. Rennie and daughter, Severn Bridge; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Galbraith, Orillia; Mrs. Geo. Inche, Oshawa; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dean, Bradford; Mrs. Sid Harte, Price’s Corner, and Miss Mary Kissick, Toronto.

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MRS. W.J. LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec. 11, 1941

COLDWATER - MRS. W.J. LOVERING - The death of Mrs. W.J. Lovering occurred suddenly in Toronto on Wednesday, December 3. Mrs. Lovering was formerly Henrietta Allicen Bury, and she was the widow of William James Lovering, who was a native of Coldwater, and a son of the late H.L. Lovering, of Coldwater. Deceased was active in various charitable organizations and prominent in the Toronto Local Council of Women. As a member of the Toronto Local Council of Women, Mrs. Lovering was active in helping to secure the legislation for pensions to be given widows, and mothers with children. She had been a member of the board of the Aged Women’s Home since 1930 and a director in 1935-1937. Keenly interested in the welfare of the underprivileged, she was for many years a member of the board of the Children’s Aid Society for Toronto and the Victor Home Mission. During the first great war she was chairman of the committee which collected furs for the Italian Army. She was a member of the board of Alma College, and a past president of the Toronto Alumnae, formerly known as Alma Daughters. She was a member of the Timothy Eaton Memorial church and the Women’s Missionary Society, the Women’s Canadian Club and the Women’s Art Association. Her husband predeceased her in 1924. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. H.L. Thompson, of Winnipeg; Mrs. W.L. Emerson, of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. G.L. Dunn, of Toronto, and one son, W. L. Lovering, of Toronto. Funeral services were held on Saturday at her home 76 Glen Road, Toronto. Interment took place in Mount Pleasant cemetery.

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MINA OVEREND MERCER

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 30, 1942

MRS JAMES MERCER- Mrs. Mercer, wife of ex-Reeve James Mercer of Orillia, died in the Hillcrest hospital on Sunday, after being in poor health for the past three years. She was in her sixty-eighth year. Deceased was the former Mina Overend, a native of Medonte Township, and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Overend. She grew to womanhood in that district. She resided in Toronto for some years, but returned to Medonte to care for her parents. About nineteen years ago she was married to James Mercer, and they resided in Medonte; but for the past ten years or so had spent the winter months in Orillia. She was a member of St. George’s church, Fairvalley, and active in its women’s organisations. After coming to Orillia to live Mrs. Mercer became a member of St. James’s church. Surviving are her husband, a brother, Joseph Overend, of Orillia; and a sister, Mrs. John Crawford, Ninette, Manitoba. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from A.T. MacDonald’s funeral home, where the service was conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon Emmet, who paid warm tribute to Mrs. Mercer as a sincere and earnest Christian, who practised her faith in her daily life. Interment was made in St. James’s cemetery. The pallbearers were three nephews, Messrs. Harry Crawford and Harry Mathieson, Toronto, and R.H. Mercer, Orillia; two cousins Messrs. Nelson Goss, Warminster, and A. Goss, Fairvalley, and her brother, Mr. Joseph Overend, Orillia.

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WILLIAM ARCHIBALD MCLEOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, October 8, 1942

William Archibald McLeod died at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, September 29, following a short illness. Mr. McLeod, a well known and respected citizen, had been a resident of Orillia for the past fourteen years, and previous to that had farmed in the southern part of Orillia Township. He was born in Oro Township, in 1864, a son of the late Cameron and Janet McLeod, on the farm now occupied by his nephew, George McLeod. In 1900 he married Elizabeth Ann Ricketts, who survives him, along with three daughters, Mrs. W.J. Woon, of Niagara Falls; Mrs. G.H.W. Connor, Kingston, and Jean, at home. A sister, Mrs. James McBath, and a brother, Mr Ralph McLeod, both of Orillia, also survive. The funeral was held on Thursday from his rsidence, Cameron street to St. Andrew’s cemetery, for interment. The Rev. W.B. Bugden conducted the service. Pallbearers were six nephews, Keith, George and Ralph McLeod, Jack and Leonard Leigh, and William Johnston.

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DONALD ATHENIES MACNAB

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 18, 1924

DEATH COMES SUDDENLY TO MR. D.A. MACNAB - Active Career in Business, Sport and Public Life comes To an End. Donald Athenies MacNab, prominent Orillia business man, and widely known as a curler and bowler, dropped dead on Tuesday while making a visit to the Unemployment Insurance Office. Although he had not been well for a week or two, he was still able to come down town daily to his office. He was 73 years old. He was widely known in the hardware business, which he was connected with, from 1892 until his retirement in 1933. In 1892 he and his brother, the late C.L. Macnab, bought out the business of W.G. Bingham, and entered into partnership under the name Macnab Brothers. In 1919 Mr. D.A. Macnab withdrew from the partnership and went to Brockville. He returned to Orillia in 1920 and purchased the hardware business of Arthur H. Waite, and operated under the name Central Hardware until 1933. He served a term as president of the Orillia Retail Hardware Dealers Association. Mr. Mcnab was widely known in curling circles throughout the province, having served as president of the Ontario Curling Association in 1933. He was secretary of the Orillia Curling Club for 36 years, resigning only this spring. He was also a keen bowler, and in his younger days was a speed skater, and had won several cups in this sport. He also served his town as Alderman. He was secretary-treasurer of St. Andrew’s Cemetery board for many years and took a great interest in looking up the records of early burials. In fraternal circles he was a member of Ramses Temple, Mystic Knights of the Shrine, Orillia Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 192, and the Sons of Scotland. He was an active member of the Orillia Liberal Association. He was a member of the Orillia Presbyterian church and was on the Board of Managers for a number of years. He was one of the early members of the Orillia Kiwanis Club. Deceased was born in Orillia and had spent all his life here, with the exception of the year he lived in Brockville. In 1894 he married Jemima Edwards, who died in 1928. He is survived by one daughter and three sons. They are Mrs. N.A. Francis (Ena), Toronto; Godfrey E. Macnab, Windsor; George D. and Donald L. Macnab, Toronto. Three grandchildren, and one brother, Melville Macnab, Toronto, also survive. The funeral service will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at the Presbyterian church at 2:30 o’clock. The service will be conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. Pallbearers will be Messrs. J. Miller, Allan Macnab, Kenneth Macnab, A.C. Harris, and N. McPhail, and Dr. A.H. McLean. Interment will be made in St. Andrew’s cemetery.
DITTO - DEATHS - MACNAB - Suddenly at Orillia, on Tuesday, June 16, 1942, Donald A. Macnab, husband of the late Jemima Edwards, aged 73 years. The funeral service will be at the Orillia Presbyterian church. Interment Orillia cemetery.

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MARGARET KNOX BLAIN

The Orillia Packet, April 19, 1900

DIED - At Washago, on Sunday April 15th 1900, Margaret Blain, relict of the late John Blain, aged 82 years 6 months. DITTO - On Sunday, death claimed another of those at one time well known in Orillia, Mrs. John Blain, senior. Sixty-four years ago, Miss Margaret Knox became the wife of John Blain, then a prosperous resident of Streetsville. In 1860, they brought their family to Orillia, where Mr. Blain had the Thomson flouring mill, since burnt, thirteen years. In 1875, they removed to Beggsborough, and subsequently to Stirling Falls, where Mr. Blain died in February, 1893. Since his death, Mrs. Blain has resided most of the time at Washago. Of eighteen children, eight survive; Mrs. Alfred Adamson, Streetsville; William Blain, Stirling Falls; Mrs. James Harvie, Rosseau; James Blain, Katrine; John Knox Blain, Washago; Mrs. T. Phillips, Orillia; Mrs. G.C. Church, Burk’s Falls, and Miss Agnes, who resided with her mother. There are forty-eight grand children, and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Blain usually enjoyed good health, and had been exceptionally well during the winter, but a few days before her death was seized with congestion of the lungs, which proved fatal. The body was brought to Orillia on Tuesday and laid beside that of her husband, in Orillia Presbyterian cemetery. The pall-bearers were Messrs. Melville Millar, D.M. McKinlay, J.P. Henderson, James Thomson, William Harvie, senior, and H.T. Blackstone. Deceased was highly esteemed, and a large circle of friends will regret her demise, even at a green old age.

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ANN McPHIE MCLEAN

The Orillia Packet, Feb. 7, 1901

Another of the few remaining pioneers of this district passed away last week in the person of Ann McPhie, relict of the late Alex. McLean, of Jarratt’s Corners. Mrs. McLean came to Oro with her parents in 1836, and was married in 1837, the year that saw the accession to the throne of the Good Queen Victoria. Like many of the early settlers of Oro, she was a native of the Island of Islay, Scotland, where she was born on the 13th of February 1811, so that at the time of her death she had almost attained her ninetieth birthday. Mrs. McLean lived for sixty-four years and died upon the farm upon which she and her husband settled at the time of their marriage, and which they hewed for themselves out of the bush. She has witnessed many changes in the world and in Oro, since the days when it took her four months to come from Scotland to Oro, three months of which was spent upon the ocean, and neighbors were few and far between and the only way of reaching them was to follow the blazed track through the bush. The hardships of pioneer life were many, but the pioneers of Oro were a happy, God fearing race of men and women, not afraid of work and not easily daunted. By their industry they hewed Oro out of the bush in one generation, and made it a garden township. In this work Mr. and Mrs. McLean bore their full share. Mr. McLean died in 1875. Of their family of five sons and two daughters, all the sons survive. They are Neil and Dr. John, of Orillia; Alexander, who is on the homestead; William, Division Court Clerk at Barrie; and Dr. Peter, of Woodbridge. A brother, William McPhie, and a sister, Mrs. A. McKerroll, also are left, both of them upwards of four score. Her daughters died some years ago. Mrs. McLean was a woman of strong religious convictions, and was sustained alike through the trials of life and in the hour of death by the hope and consolation gathered from an earnest study of Holy Writ. Her mind was clear to the end and shortly before her spirit passed away she spoke of the joy it gave to be with the Lord. The funeral took place on Thursday, to the old Knox church burying ground. The Rev. James Currie conducted the funeral services. The pallbearers were six grandsons, and the five sons of the deceased followed the remains to their last resting place, as mourners.

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JAMES JACKSON

The Orillia Packet, September 1, 1898

JAMES JACKSON - Anther of the old residents of Orillia passed away on Friday. Mr. James Jackson was born at Coulter, Lanarkshire, in 1819. He was a stonemason, and in his earlier days worked two years on Scott's monument in Edinburgh. He came to Canada about 1853, and spent two years in Quebec and Montreal, before settling in Orillia, since when he has been intimately connected with the progress of the town and district. His zealous advocacy of the extension of the Northern railway to Orillia attracted the attention of Sir Frank Smith, Colonel Cumberland and Sir J.D. Edgar and they secured his services in addressing meetings throughout the district in support of that enterprise. He was also a familiar in political contests, was ever ready to discuss the questions of the day either on or off the platform, and stumped the Riding of North Simcoe for the late T.D. McConkey and Dr. Ramsay. Mr Jackson was one of the contractors for the erection of the first Presbyterian church, the stone church of St. James's parish, torn down a few years ago to make room for the present edifice: the Methodist church and parsonage, the Church of the Angels Guardian, and many others. In October 1855, he joined the Orillia Division of Sons of Temperance, and for many years was one of its most active workers. He was an enthusiastic curler all his life, and organised the first curling club in Orillia. He married a sister of Dr. Thorburn, of the Civil Service, Ottawa, who, with one daughter, Mrs. J.A. Stephenson, survives him. Mr. Jackson has been contending with the disease which carried him off for a length of time, but he had not passed out of mind because his figure was no longer a familiar one in our streets, and many heard, while others at a distance will read, of his demise with sincere regret. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. R.N. Burns, B.A.

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MARGARET McLEOD LEIGH

The Orillia News Letter, April 6, 1924

HAWKESTONE - Margaret McLeod, relict of the late John Leigh died at her son’s residence Mr. J.R. Leigh after a lingering illness on Friday, April 1st, in her eighty fourth year. She was the eldest daughter of the late Cameron McLeod and Janet Litster of Oro. Her husband predeceased her about thirty-five years ago. She was left with the care of seven young children, most of whom were young in years, but instead of being discouraged she went to work with characteristic energy and courage and brought up a fine family of three sons and four daughters, all of whom are living except one, and are in comfortable circumstances and reflect much credit on the deceased mother, and it may justly be said of her that her active hands busied themselves in administering to the comfort of her family almost to the day of her death, and it was her kind devoted heart that prompted these kind attentions to her family. In religion she was a member of the United church, Hawkestone. The funeral which was largely attended by friends from far and near was held on Monday, April 4th. Service was conducted in the United church by her pastor, Rev. George Cruse. The text from which he preached was the words, “ Whose names are in the book of life.” Mr. Cruse asked the audience to join with him in repeating the twenty-third psalm, which was a favorite with the deceased. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and three daughters namely, Lenard W., and John R. Hawkestone, also Cameron, Western Canada; Mrs. C. Jones, Inglewood; Mrs. Jones Emms, Oro Station, and Mrs. Priddle, Hawkestone; also four brothers and two sisters namely Ralph, Norman and William, Orillia; Mrs. McBeth, Orillia; Mrs. Hutchinson, Windsor. Interment was in East Oro Cemetery. The pallbearers were Messrs. Lawrence Leigh, Ophie Leigh, Elmer O’Brien, Ellis Leigh, Vistor O’Brien and Ralph Leigh. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. McRae, of Bolsover, and Mr Robert Maxwell, of Drayton.

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ROBERT N. CALVERLEY

The Orillia News Letter, May 18, 1927

R.N. CALVERLEY, MEMBER WELL KNOWN FAMILY, PASSES AWAY.-The death of Mr. Robert N. Calverley at his residence on the Atherley road on Sunday, aged fifty-seven years and eleven months, came as a shock to his many friends, and removes one of the last survivors of one of the best known pioneer families in East Simcoe. He had not been in good health for some months past, but was able to be around and about. On Thursday last he was seized with a stroke out in his garden and was assisted to the house by neighbors. Between that and the time of his death he was unable to leave his bed, and was unconscious most of the time. Robert Notcliff Calverley was the ninth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Calverley, one of the first couples to settle in Orillia in its pioneer days. He was born on the 25th of May, 1869, and spent all his life in and around Orillia. The late Mr. Calverley was twice married, first to Miss Annie Wert, of Midland, who predeceased him in 1916, and some years later to Miss Edna Wert, who survives together with three children, two sons, Hugh and Robert, and a daughter, Mabel, who will have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their great bereavement. Mr. Calverley was for many years engaged in business in Orillia as a barber and tobacconist, and was a member of several fraternal societies including the Masons, of which he was a past grand master; the Oddfellows, Orangemen, Sons of England, and Elks. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock to the family plot in St. James's cemetery, Rev. P.C. Cameron conducting the obsequies. It will be a Masonic funeral.

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WILLIAM TULLOUGH

The Barrie Magnet, June 11, 1851

MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT - On the morning of the 4th instant, a young man named William Tullough, a native of Scotland, and who had been but a short time in this country, met with a fatal accident when out shooting near his own residence, in the Township of Sunnidale, within a few miles of Barrie. From the position in which the gun lay, when Mr. Tullough was found, it is supposed that the sufferer was in the act of loading, and that by some chance the piece was discharged, the contents lodging in his abdomen; of this, however, there is no certainty, as the deceased was unable to give any explanation further than to utter the word "accident." Medical assistance was at once sent for, and as quickly as his horse could convey him Dr. Pass was in attendance, but the case was beyond all remedy, and death ensued in about one hour after the sad occurrence. An inquest was held on the body before Dr. Pass, coroner, and a verdict of "Accidental Death" returned. Mr. Tullough was an intelligent and highly respectable young man, and his death is much regretted by all who knew him. What makes the case still more distressing, is, that the deceased was on the point of marriage, waiting only the arrival, from Scotland, of the young woman to whom he was engaged. She has since arrived, but too late even to view the lifeless form of her betrothed.

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HANNAH LESLIE PAYNE

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 4, 1943

PAYNE - At her residence, 449 Shaw Street, Toronto, on Thursday, February 25, 1943, Hannah Leslie, wife of Albert Payne, brother of A.R. Payne, of Orillia. TOP&T, March 4, 1943- MRS. ALBERT PAYNE- Mr. A.R. Payne was in Toronto on Saturday to attend the funeral of his sister-in- law, Mrs. Albert Payne, who died at her residence, 449 Shaw street, on Thursday, following a short illness. Her sister, Miss Laura Leslie, had passed away suddenly on the Sunday before, and it was thought that her sudden death had some effect on hastening Mrs. Payne’s death. Both Mrs. Payne and her sister, Miss Leslie were well known here, both having spent a summer here recently visiting Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Payne. Mrs. Payne was formerly Hannah Leslie. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, William Hannah Leslie, of San Francisco, California.

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MARY REID MCKERROLL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan 28, 1943

MRS. H. ALEX. MCKERROLL - Mrs Hugh Alexander McKerroll, a life-long resident of Medonte and a daughter of one of that Township’s earliest families, died at the family residence Lot 1, Concession 9, on Tuesday, in her eighty-sixth year, following a short illness. Mrs. McKerroll whose maiden name was Mary Reid, was the daughter of the late Archibald Reid and Margaret McCulloch. Sixty-four years ago, on February 26, 1879, she married Hugh Alexander McKerroll, a son of the late Hugh McKerroll and Euphemia Reid, and at the time of his death on October 17, 1938, he had lived to celebrate their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. She was a life-long member of Willis Presbyterian church. She is survived by a family of one daughter and five sons, Mrs. Keppel Cunningham, of Orillia; Archibald and Melville McKerroll, at home; Robert McKerroll, of Edmonton, and William and John McKerroll, of Jarratt. There are also eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Robert Cooke, of Orillia, also survives. The funeral is to be held this afternoon (Thursday) from the family residence, where the service will be conducted at 2 o’clock by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. Interment will be made at Knox Cemetery, Oro. Pallbearers will be the four sons, and two grandsons, Mervyn Cunningham, of Guelph, and Allister McKerroll, of Jarratt.

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ELLEN REID COOK

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 18, 1943

COOK - At Orillia, on Monday, March 15, 1943, Ellen Reid, widow of the late Robert B. Cook, in her 84th year. The funeral will be held from Doolittle Brothers Funeral Home this afternoon (Thursday). Service at 2 o’clock. Interment Orillia cemetery. TOP&T, April 1, 1943- MRS. R.B. COOK- Mrs. Robert B. Cook, the last one of a family of twelve of the late Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Reid, of Jarratt, died in the Soldier’s Memorial hospital on Monday, March 15, in her eighty-fourth year. She had been ill for three years, and died two months after the death of her sister, Mrs. Alex. McKerroll, of Jarratt. Deceased was the former Ellen Reid. She was a staunch Christian, and suffered during her illness with great patience and fortitude. In 1881 she married Robert B. Cook who predeceased her twelve years ago. Of a family of seven, six children survive. They are James and Gladstone Cook, Niagara Falls, New York; Lorraine Cook, of Lansing, Michigan; Mrs. Moran, Alma, Michigan; Mrs. Sparling, Niagara Falls, N. Y., and Mrs. John Shelswell, Orillia Township. The funeral was held on Thursday, March 18, from Doolittle Brothers funeral home, where the service was conducted by the Rev. J.A. MacInnis. All members of her family were able to attend the funeral. Interment was made in the family plot at Fairvalley, Medonte. Pallbearers were two grandsons Donald Cook and Morley Shelswell, three nephews, William McKerroll, Victor Mitchell and Adrian Leatherdale; and a family friend, John Latimer. Among the flowers received were remembrances from the Pthian Sisters, Alma, Michigan; Niagara Falls Gospel Hall and Carlyon Sunday-school.

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JANE BALKWILL LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 8, 1943

MRS. CHARLES LOVERING - The funeral of Mrs. Charles Lovering, of Matchedash Township, who died suddenly at her home on Thursday April 1, was held from the family home with interment in Orillia. The Rev. F.C. Bayes, of Coldwater United church conducted the service. Mrs. Lovering who was in her 74th year, was thought to be making an excellent recovery from pneumonia, when she was suddenly stricken and died before medical aid could arrive. Her maiden name was Jane Balkwill, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Balkwill, and she was one of the township’s best known residents. Her husband, Charles Lovering was, before he retired, well known for his lumbering activities along the Georgian Bay, and was a member of Simcoe County Council for several years. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary last December at the farm home to which they moved when they were first married. Surviving, besides her husband are five daughters, Evelyn, May, Jean, Daisy and Lottie, and six sons, Howard, overseas, Norman, Noble, Joseph, Ernest and Charles jr., and one brother, George Balkwill, of Matchedash.

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ALBERTA MATILDA SPENCE LOVERING

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 22, 1943

COLDWATER - MRS. DAVID LOVERING BURIED IN COLDWATER- Alberta Matilda Spence, well known by everyone in Coldwater and district, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. Dashney, Toronto, on Monday, April 12, and was brought to Coldwater for burial. She was in her 71st year, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Spence, North River. She married David Lovering on January 6, 1892, and they spent their married life farming in Medonte, until they moved to Toronto 12 years ago, where Mr. Lovering predeceased his wife two years ago. She is survived by four sons, Milton, Claude and Tracy of Toronto, and Earl, of Severn Falls, and four daughters, Mrs. Ted Dashney, Mrs. Samuel McCullough, Mrs. Guy Kinnear, Toronto, and Mrs. Argyle Eplett, of Coldwater. Five brothers, George of Toronto, John of South Porcupine, Wallace of Sault Ste. Marie, Clifford of London England, Charles of Matchedash, and 5 sisters, Mrs. Richard Gilbanks of Medonte, Mrs. Arthur Johnson of Victoria Harbour, Mrs. W.W. Templeman of North River, Mrs. Harry Leatherdale of Jarvis, and Mrs. A. White of Toronto. The service was from the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Argyle Eplett, on Thursday, April 15, at 1:30, with interment in the Coldwater cemetery. The pallbearers were four sons, Milton, Earl, Claude and Tracy, Mr. Argyle Eplett and Mr. Stanley Lovering.

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LOUISA PENDER RAWSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, August 26, 1943

COLDWATER - MRS. C.E. RAWSON - The funeral of Mrs. C.E. Rawson was held at two o’clock at the United Church, Coldwater, on Tuesday, August 17. Mrs. Rawson had been failing in health since last summer, and spent the winter months with her daughter, Mrs. T.P. Childs, Montreal, where she died on August 14. In her 79th year, the former Louisa Pender was born at Gore, Township of Toronto and with her family moved to Parry Sound as pioneers in the early days before the construction of the railroad. At the age of sixteen she married Charles Edgar Rawson, who prdeceased her three years ago. After their marriage they came to Coldwater and took up residence on the site which is now known as Andrew Lovering’s farm, and later moved to their present home on the east side of the main street. They celebrated their golden wedding quietly a few years ago.Mrs. Rawson made many friends and was well liked by her neighbors and the townspeople. The funeral service was in charge of the Rev. F.C. Bayes and Captain the Rev. Arthur Harden, a former Coldwater United church minister, gave an address recalling his acquaintance with the deceased and her family. Captain the Rev. Norman Rawson also spoke of his mother while leading in prayer... The United church choir led in the singing of Mrs. Rawson’s favourite hymns, Abide With Me, and, The Sands Of Time are Sinking. Mr. Howard Elliott sang, Jesus Saviour Pilot Me. The pallbearers were Centle Ball, A.C. 2 Otto Rawson, jr., Roy Rawson, Andrew Lovering, W.E. Jackman and Wilfred Brown. Surviving are two sons, Otto Rawson, of Barrie, and the Rev. Norman Rawson, of Hamilton, and one daughter, Mrs. P.F. Childs, Montreal. Two other sons predeceased their mother, Lester in 1941, and Earlen in 1932. Also surviving are two sisters, Maria, of Milwaukee and Hannah (Mrs. Loucks), of Parry Sound. There are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Interment was in the family plot at the Coldwater cemetery.
The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 26, 1943 - MRS. C.E. RAWSON - The funeral of Mrs. C.E. Rawson was held on Tuesday afternoon, August 17, at the United church, Coldwater. Mrs. Rawson had been in failing health since last summer, and had spent the winter with her daughter, Mrs. P.T. Childs, in Montreal, where she died on Saturday, August 14 aged 79. Formerly Louisa Pender, she was born at Gore, Toronto Township, in the year 1864, and her family moved to Parry Sound as pioneers in the days before the construction of the railroad. In 1880, in her 16th year, she was married to Charles Edgar Rawson. After their marriage they went to live at Coldwater and took up residence on the site which is now known as the Andrew Lovering farm. Later they moved to the present home on the east side of Main street. The golden wedding of the happy couple was quietly celebrated by the family in 1930. Mrs. Rawson made many friends in her long residence in the village and was well beloved by her neighbors and townspeople. Surviving are two sons, Otto, of Barrie, and the Rev. Norman Rawson, of Hamilton, and one daughter, Mrs. P.T. Childs, of Montreal. Two sons predeceased their mother, Lester in 1941, and Earlen, in 1932. Also surviving are two sisters, Maria, of Milwaukee, Oregon, and Hannah (Mrs. Loucke), of Parry Sound. Mr. Rawson died in Coldwater four years ago. There are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was in charge of the Rev. F.C. Bayes, and the United church choir led the singing of Mrs. Rawson’s favourite hymns, Abide With Me and The Sands of Time are Sinking. Howard Elliott sang Jesus Saviour Pilot Me. Captain Rev. Arthur Harden, a former Coldwater United church minister, gave an address recalling his acquaintance with the deceased and her family. Captain the Rev. Norman Rawson also spoke of his mother briefly and led in prayer. The chief mourners at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rawson and daughter of Camp Rawley and Barrie; Captain the Rev. Norman Rawson and Mrs. Rawson, Hamilton; Mrs. D.C. Anderson, Nobel, and Mrs. R.A. Jackson, Winchester, Virginia, daughters of the Rev. Norman Rawson; Mr. and Mrs. Sentlo Ball, the former a nephew of the deceased, Barrie; A.C. 2 Otto Rawson, Malton, son of Otto Rawson; Mrs. H. Belfry, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rawson, Coldwater. The pallbearers were Sentlo Ball, AC2 Otto Rawson, Roy Rawson, Andrew Lovering, W.E. Jackman, Wilfred Brown. Among the floral tributes were a wreath from Premier George Drew; a combined tribute from neighbors of the deceased; Hamilton Conservative Association; Centenary United Church; staff of Malton Airport, as well as those from relatives. Interment took place in the family plot at the Coldwater cemetery.

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ARCHIBALD MILTON WOOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 6, 1943

ARCHIBALD MILTON WOOD - of Gill street, Orillia, died at the Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, in his 75th year, on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Wood was a member of one of the pioneer families of Ardtrea, son of the late Thomas Wood and Anne Hope Monck. He lived for most of his life in Ardtrea but spent the last twenty-nine years in Orillia. Mr. Wood was not married. His brothers Henry, Alex. and Fred, as well as his sisters, Mrs. Fred Millichamp, Mrs. Andrew Turnbull, and Miss Mary Louise Wood, all predeceased him. He was an adherent of the Presbyterian church. The Rev. J.A. MacInnis conducted the funeral service at the Funeral Home of A.T. MacDonald. Interment took place in St. Andrew’s cemetery. The pallbearers were six nephews, Earl Wood, Ernest Wood, Thomas Wood, Arch. Thomson, Alex Thomson and Grant Thomson.

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WALTER F. TUDHOPE

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 24, 1943

WALTER F. TUDHOPE - The death of Walter F. Tudhope, aged 84 years, occurred at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, June 17, following a stroke sustained on the monday previous at his home, 190 Mississaga street, West, Orillia. He never regained consciousness. Born in Oro, Mr. Tudhope was a son of the late George Tudhope and Janet Rutherford, pioneer settlers, and had farmed until his retirement about ten years ago, following his wife’s death, when he came to Orillia. He married Catherine Ann McCallum, daughter of the late Peter McCallum and Christina McLean, also of Oro. She died in 1932. Five daughters survive their father, Mrs. A. Ostrander, Mabel, of Georgetown; Mrs. George Kydd, Daisy, Ottawa; Mrs. E. Hamilton, Rosedale, Orillia; Mrs. George Patt, Edith, Los Angeles, California, and Miss Mildred Tudhope, at home, one son, George Henry, died about ten years ago. There are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Of a large family only two remain, a brother, Alexander Tudhope, Lancaster, California; and a sister, Mrs. J. Leatherdale, Toronto. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from the family residence, 190 Mississaga street, West, conducted by Mr. David Kirk. The pallbearers were three nephews, Wesley B. Tudhope, Melville Tudhope, Wallace Cockburn, all of Oro, S.C. Harvie, Forest Home, B.G. Field and J. Wilson of Toronto. Interment took place in St. Andrew’s cemetery.

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FRANCES LEPINE RAWSON

The Orillia Packet, May 22, 1902

COLDWATER - The late Mrs. William Rawson - Frances Lepine - was born at Drummond Island, on January 31st 1825. She married the late William Rawson, at Penetanguishene, on the 21st of February 1841. Thirteen children were born to them, ten of whom are living. Since the death of her husband, on December 8th, 1897, Mrs. Rawson made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Sophia Nason, of Girard, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Clara Long, of Albion, in the same state. She was with the latter during the last few months of her life. After five weeks of suffering, born with Christian resignation, and the patience and sweetness which marked all her life, death released her on May 4th. The body was brought to Coldwater, for interment in St. George’s cemetery, Fair Valley, Medonte, where her husband and three children are buried. All the surviving children but one, Mrs. Lizzie Soper, of Alpena, Michigan- were at the funeral. One grandchild from each family also was present, as well as one great grandchild. Her descendants living are ten children, forty-seven grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.

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ELIZA GOSS RIX

The Orillia Packet, Thursday, Oct. 26, 1922

MRS. WM. RIX- On Saturday morning, Mrs. Wm. Rix passed away in her eighty-sixth year. She had been ailing for the past two months, but was confined to her bed for only three weeks. Mrs. Rix was a woman of bright and lovable disposition, and remained bright and smart right up to the close of life. Eliza Goss was born in Medonte in 1837, and in 1863 was married to William Rix by the Rev. Mr. Creighton, in St. Luke’s church. Nine years ago Mr. and Mrs. Rix celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding, on which occasion there was a family re-union. They were looking forward to their diamond jubilee on the 9th of June next, but death has supervened. Mrs. Walker, who as Miss Cook was one of the bridesmaids at the wedding was present at the funeral. She is now 81 years of age. On the day following their wedding Mr. and Mrs. Rix moved to North Orillia, where they resided for seven years, during which time they were blessed with three sons. From there they moved to Rixbury, Warminster, where many years of peace and happiness were spent. During their sojourn at Rixbury, four daughters came to grace their home. In 1912 they retired, and moved into town. Mrs. Rix is survived by her husband and one brother, Mr. Henry Goss, Orillia, and by two sons and four daughters, Frank and Charles, on the homestead, Warminster; Mrs. (Rev.) Joseph Dutton, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Mrs. (Rev.) Geo. Waugh, Toronto; Mrs. Frank Heard, Weyburn, Saskatchewan; and Mrs. Thos Ball, Orillia. All were present at the funeral except Mrs. Heard. There are also twenty grandchildren. The funeral service was held in St. James’s church on Monday officiated by the Rev. J.R.S. Boyd, assisted by the Rev. W.J. Carson. Interment was made in St. James’s cemetery. The pallbearers were; Messrs. George Overend, Herbert Goss, Wm. J. Rix, Stewart Nelson, George Walker and R.C. Hipwell. Among the many beautiful floral tributes was a wreath from the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Anglican church, of which she was the oldest member. Mr. Rix intends to return to Warminster, to reside with his sons.

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JOHN JAMES RAWSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec. 31, 1942

JOHN JAMES RAWSON - After an illness of more than 2 years, John James Rawson passed away at his home 4th concession, Orillia, on Friday, December 18. He was born in Matchedash Township, and spent the greater part of his life in the north country. When the great war broke out he enlisted and went overseas. After coming home from overseas he was employed at the Ontario Hospital as butcher, until two years ago, when his health forced him to leave. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Ed Drolett, of Toronto and Mrs. David MacLeish of Orillia and three brothers, Claude of Sudbury, Roy of Toronto and Garfield of Orillia. The many beautiful floral tributes showed the high esteem in which he was held. The pallbearers were: W.C. Tomkins, George Robbins, Wr. (Sic) Preece, D.T. Thompson, Cameron Gray and Wilson Young. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. W.B. Bugden and Major Matthews. Interment was made in the Orillia Cemetry.

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MRS. ROBERT LOCKHART,Sr.

VASEY, Feb. 5. - Following an illness of only a few days, death came to Mrs Robert Lockhart Sr., at the home of her son Mr. John Lockhart, on Sunday, Jan. 28th. Mrs. Lockhart was in her 96th year. Her maiden name was Mary Jane Fogal, she was born in Vaughan Township on Feb 6th,1838, and was married in 1861 to Mr Robert Lockhart of Mulmur, who predeceased her nine years ago. She was a resident of Medonte and Tay for 35 years. A woman of bright intellect and warm sympathies, Mrs. Lockhart was held in high esteem by all who had the privilege of her friendship. She leaves three daughters and two sons, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Handy, Vasey; Mrs. Ida Bellamy of Badjar; and Mrs Fred Potter of Sturgeon Bay; John of Vasey; Robert of Moonstone and one adopted son Mathew of Victoria Harbor, All were present at the funeral. There are also 42 grand children l3 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from the home of Mr. John Lockhart. The service being conducted at the house by Rev. Mr. Stotesbury. Interment in Vasey Cemetery. The pail-bearers were six grandsons, Robert Handy, Jessie Handy, Henry Handy and Joe Lockhart, Melville Lockhart and Robert Potter.

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MRS. GEORGE TRASK

Orillia Packet and Times, Thursday May 8, 1947

Mrs. George Trask, who would have been 95 years of age on August 17, this year died at her home 150 West Street north on Sunday evening following an illness of three weeks. The funeral service was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Trask had enjoyed remarkable good health for one of her age, but three weeks ago took to bed with heart condition and it proved too much for her failing strength. Following is an account of the grand old lady which appeared in the Packet and Times on the occassion of her 94th birthday last summer. One of Orillia's oldest residence, Mrs. George Trask of 150 West Street, north will celebrate her 94th birthday on Saturday, August 17. Mrs. Trask is believed to be one of Orillia's oldest residents the other being Mrs. Saunders, who celebrated her 94th birthday in February. Despite her advanced years, Mrs. Trask enjoys remarkably good health and is still quite active. She travels about in a car and this year spent time visiting relatives in Barrie and Wasaga Beach. She is troubled with colds in the winter but otherwise is in fine health and has retained her hearing and eyesight. She continues to read, knit socks and writes her own letters. One of eight children, Mrs. Trask was formerly Emily Mount and she was born in Mountsberg in Wentworth County near Hamilton. One sister Mrs. James McNiven of Kilbridge, near Hamilton, celebrated her 91st birthday last November. Mrs. Trask and Mrs. McNivenare the only two surviving children of four boys and four girls. Mrs. Trask was married at Mountsberg in 1874 to George William Trask, a lumberman who for many years hels a position as wood inspector for the Bell Piano Company. They resided in Mountsberg and then moved to Uhthoff sixty-four years ago. They resided there for four years aand then moved to Orillia where Mr. Trask built the home on 150 West Street, north. Mrs. Trask has lived in the same house for fifty-nine years. Mr. Trask died in 1923 at the age of 76. He was born at Dundas in 1847. Surviving are six children. The eldest is Judge George K. Trask of Chisholm, Minnesota. Following in age are Mrs. John Robertson (Amelia) of Hamilton; Joseph Trask of Allandale a retired C.N.R. engineer; Mrs. Jack McPherson (Irene) of Orillia; Victor of Orillia and Jacob of Toronto. Mr. Victor Trask is employed at Switzer's and Jacob is with the civil service in Toronto. Also serviving are sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Two of the great grandchildren live in Orillia and are the children of Arnold Trask, son of Victor Trask. Odly enough the only two great grandchildren who bear the name Trask, are the two in Orillia. A quiet family celebration is planned for Mrs. Trask's 04th birthday on Saturday. All the sons and daughters are expected to be home with the expection of Joseph who is on a trip in the United States. The family have been re-united every birthday for the past number of years and a large number of Mrs. Trask's friends usually call to see her on her birthday. Mrs. Trask has seen a great number of changes in Orillia since first coming here sisty years ago. In the complete block where she now lives there were only about three houses construcred, the rest of the land being an open common.

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GEORGE TRASK

Orillia Packet and Times, Thursday September 27, 1923

The long illness of Mr. George Trask terminated in death on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Trask, who was born in Dundas, the son of the late Joseph Trask and Flora Campbell. In 1874 he married Emily Mount, of Mountsberg, where they lived for eight years and engaged in the lumber business. From there he went to Uhthoff and operated a lumber mill in partnership with Mr. William Laking. For the past twenty five years he had been an inspector of lumber with the Bell Organ and Piano Company, Guelph. In January he was forced by illness to give up his work and return to his home in Orillia. For the past three months he was confined to bed. Mrs. Trask survives him as does one sister, Mrs. John Wright of Mara. There are two daughters and four sons left: Mrs. John Robertson. Hamilton; Mrs. John McPherson, Orillia; and Messers George K. Trask, Chisholm, Mimesota; Joseph, Allandale; Victor, Orillia; and Jacob, Hamilton. John the eldest son, predeceased his father by thirteen months. Mr. Trask also leaves twelve grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday from his residence 150 West Street to St. Andrew's Cemetery, with the Rev. N. H. McGillivray in charge. The pallbearers were: Messers George and James Trask, Southampton, John McNiven, Kelbridge and John Wright, Murdock McKenzie and Mr. Sullivan. Flowers from out of town were received from Mr. Charles McNivan, Allandale, Mr. John McNiven, Kelbridge, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill, Allandale and from the Fire Department and Police Department of Chisholm, Minnesota, the Elks, of the same town and from the Bell Piano Factory, Guelph

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HENRY GOSS

The Orillia Packet & Times, Thursday, August 29, 1929

At Orillia, on Wednesday, August 28, 1929, Henry Goss, aged 84. The funeral will be from his late residence, 308 Harvie street, on Friday, August 30, to leave the house at 2:30 for St. James’s church, Orillia. Interment Fairvalley, Medonte. DITTO - HENRY GOSS - The death of Mr. Henry Goss, which occurred at his home on Harvey street, early yesterday morning, marked the passing of still another of Medonte’s pioneer sons. The late Mr. Goss was born in Medonte eighty-four years ago, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goss, pioneer settlers of the township. All of his life was spent there up to nineteen years ago, when he left the farm to make his home in Orillia. Fifty-eight years ago Mr. Goss was married to Miss Mary Reynolds, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Reynolds, of Medonte, and of their family of seven children five remain to mourn their father’s death. They are Mrs. Richard Reid, Orillia; Mrs. Duncan Mathieson, Medonte; Mr. Jos. Goss, Oro; Mr. Fred Goss, Medonte; Mrs. Alex Ross, Oro. The two who predeceased him were Mrs. Jos. Russell and David Goss. He also leaves ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Of his father’s family Mr. Goss was the last survivor. Mr. Goss was one of the type of pioneers who made the foundations of life in this part of the world deep and strong. His integrity, his kindliness and his Christian life won for him the respect of all who knew him. The sympathy of many will be extended to his bereaved wife and family. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon from the family residence, Harvey-street, to St. James’s church, where service will be conducted at 2:30. Interment will be made in Fairvalley cemetery.
The Orillia News Letter, August 28 1929 - HENRY GOSS PASSES - Funeral To Be Held Friday - By the death of Henry Goss, which occurred this morning at his home, 308 Harvey street, Orillia loses an esteemed citizen. He was born at Creighton eighty-four years ago, and was the son of the late Joseph Goss and Jane Culver. Besides his widow, he leaves two sons, Joseph of Orillia, Fred of Warminster, and three daughters, Mrs. Richard Reid of Orillia, Mrs. Duncan Matheson of Coldwater, and Mrs. Alex. Ross of Oro Station. Another daughter, Mrs. Joseph Russell, predeceased him. In religion, Mr. Goss was an Anglican. The funeral will be held on Friday, August 30. Service at St. James’s church, at 2:30 p.m. Interment FairValley.

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JAMES W. REID

The Orillia Packet & Times, Thursday, March 18, 1943

DEATHS - REID - At Bow Island, Alberta, on Wednesday, March 10, 1943, James W. Reid, son of the late Alexander Reid and Janet Thompson, Oro, aged 66 years. DITTO - JAMES W. REID - Mrs Karl Palmer, Orillia, has received word of the death of her brother, Mr. James W. Reid, formerly of Oro, Midland and Orillia. His death occurred at Bow Island, Alberta, on Wednesday, March 10. He had been in the insurance business there for about 25 years, had formerly been in business in Midland, and while attending the Orillia High school had played both lacrosse and hockey with the Orillia teams. Born in Oro Township 66 years ago, he was the son of the late Alexander Reid and Janet Thompson. He was never married, and is survived by three brothers and one sister, Robert Reid, North Bay; McPhee Reid, Buffalo; Jack, of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Karl Palmer, Orillia.

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MORDECAI MILLARD

The Orillia Packet, Nov 4, 1897

A shock was received by this community on Monday morning, when it was reported that Mr. Mordecai Millard, the eldest son of Mr. James Millard, was dead. Though he left his native town nearly twenty-five years ago, “Mord” is well remembered, his frank, friendly, disposition having won him many firm friends. He went to Montreal in the service of the Express Company, where he remained eight years. Then he entered the employ of S. Davis & Sons as bookkeeper, and rose to the position of manager of their business. The last year his health had been rather poor, the result of a cold, which settled on his lungs, but he stuck to duty until five weeks ago last Monday, when he went to Colorado, in the hope that the change of climate would restore his strength. His wife accompanied him, and at first they reported that there was every prospect of his speedy recovery. But heart weakness, the effect of the lung trouble, returned, and he passed away on Sunday. He leaves a widow and seven children, the eldest seventeen and the youngest two years. The body will pass through Toronto this morning, on the way to Montreal, where he will be buried. The bereaved parents and family have the heartfelt sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

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MRS. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan 26, 1939

On Saturday, January 14, after an illness which commenced in December, Mrs. Archibald Campbell died at the home of her son, John A. Reid, Oro Station, in her 79th year. She had been ill with a cold which developed into bronchitis and pleurisy. Born in Oro Township, near Jarratt, on October 31, 1860, Minnie Woodrow was a daughter of the late Alex. Woodrow and Janet Morrison. She was first married to John Reid, and following his death to Archibald Campbell in 1894. Mr. Campbell died only eleven months ago. One daughter and one son survive, Mrs. Ed. Hutchinson, of Edgar and John A. Reid, Oro Station. There are also two brothers, James Woodrow, near Jarratt, in Oro Township, and Duncan Woodrow, Toronto; twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Campbell was a member of Central Presbyterian church, Oro, and the funeral on Monday was held from the home of her son to Knox cemetery, Oro. Services were conducted by the Rev. Robertson Millar, the Rev Robert Wiseman and the Rev. A.T. Finlayson, surrounded by a large company of neighbors and friends. The pallbearers were Alex. E. McArthur, Jas. C. Woodrow, Jas. R. Woodrow, Thos. R. Fletcher, and John and William Gilchrist. There were many floral tributes, one of them from the Women’s Missionary Society, Central Church, to the memory of one who was dearly beloved. Among those present from a distance were Mrs. Jas. Reid, Mrs. Joseph Long, Mrs. Slumske and Mrs. D.D. Cranney, Owen Sound; Mr. Duncan Woodrow and son, Carson, Misses Ella and Pearl Hutchinson, Mrs. John Brown, of Midland, and other friends from Orillia, Victoria Harbour, Jarratt and Ivy.

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NORMAN GRAY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb 1, 1940

Norman Farquharson Gray, a native of Coldwater, who was born and raised here, died at his residence at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Thursday last in his sixty-sixth year. Mr Gray was a son of the late John Gray and Sarah Gill, of Coldwater. He was a brother of the late George Reginald Gray, who for seventeen years was the champion shot putter of the world. Another brother, John Gray, who resides in Los Angeles, California, was at one time an Ontario amateur oarsman of note. Like his brothers, Mr. Gray was also quite an athlete. At his bedside when the end came was his sister, Mrs. J.A. Harvie, of Midland, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Gray, of Toronto. Mr. Herbert Gray, of Toronto, a nephew, flew by plane from Toronto last Friday for Fort Lauderdale. A sister, Miss Ethel Gray, was en route to Florida at the time of his death, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Harvie, of Orillia. He leaves his widow, one brother, John, in Los Angeles, California, and five sisters, Mrs. J.A. Harvie, of Midland; Mrs. B.G. Law, of Toronto, and the Misses Ethel, Beatrice and Katherine Gray, of Coldwater and Toronto. He was one of fourteen children. Mr. Gray had been seriously ill with a heart condition for some months. He resided during the summer months on the Severn River, in Muskoka, and spent the winters, in Florida. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American and South African Wars. He was buried in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.

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MARY GOSS (MCQUAID)

The Orillia Packet & Times, Jan 11, 1940

GOSS - At Rugby, on Saturday, January 6, 1940, Mary McQuaid, beloved wife of Joseph H. Goss, in her 55th year. The funeral was held from her residence, Lot 8 Concession 14, Oro Township, on Monday, January 8, to Forest Home United church, where service was held. Interment Orillia. TOP&T, Jan. 18, 1940- MRS. JOS. H. GOSS- The death of Mrs. Joseph H. Goss occurred at her home at Rugby on January 6. Mrs. Goss, who was in her fifty-fifth year, had been ill for about a year. She had been a resident of the Rugby district for about twenty years, and was a member of the Forest Home United church and the Ladie’s Aid. Mrs. Goss was formerly Mary McQuaid, and the silver anniversary of her marriage to Mr. Joseph H. Goss, who survives, fell on the day of her death. They resided in Orillia for a short time after their marriage before going to Rugby. Besides her husband, Mrs. Goss leaves two sons, Stanley and Mansell, both at home. Two sisters and one brother who survive Mrs. Wm. Arnold, Warminster; Mrs. John A. Reid, Guthrie, and Mr. Wm. McQuaid, of Oshawa. The funeral was held from her home to the Forest Home United church on Monday, where the service was taken by the Rev. J. McCarten, of Hawkestone. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia. Pallbearers were three nephews, Wm Arnold, Earl Reid and Lloyd McQuiad, and Manford Horne, Albert Anderson and D. Anderson. Besides many floral tributes of a personal nature which were received, flowers were sent by the Forest Home United church; the Young People’s Bible class, and the Young People’s club.

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JOSEPH OVEREND

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 7, 1940

Word has been received in Orillia of the death of Mr. Joseph Overend, which occurred at Chicago, on Sunday, February 18. Mr. Overend was a brother of the late George J. Overend and Miss Elizabeth Overend, of Orillia. He was born at Marchmont on January 11, 1867, the son of William C. Overend and Sarah Kyle. He attended Marchmont school. About 1885 he went to Chicago to live. He was the superintendent of the International Harvester Company there. He is the last of a family of ten children. Surviving are his widow, Beatrice Gallagher, formerly of Orillia, two sons and one daughter.

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ANGUS BLACK

The Orillia Packet & Times, Thursday, July 11, 1940

Angus Black passed away in Toronto on Tuesday, July 2, in his sixty fifth year, after an illness of seven months. Mr Black was born on June 7, 1876, a son of the late Donald Black and Martha Matheson, in Oro. His young days were spent as a school teacher. Afterwards he moved to western Canada. He was a musician and a great lover of horses. He leaves to mourn his loss three brothers, Duncan, of Winnipeg; Hector, in Saskatchewan; Donald of Petawena Royal Artillery; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Hammill, of Cornwall, and Mrs. Oswald Diamond, in British Columbia. The funeral was held on Thursday to Knox Presbyterian church, Oro, where the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Williamson, of Central Oro, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Neil Campbell, of Barrie, and the Rev. A. T. Finlayson, of Mitchell Square. Interment was made in Knox Cemetery, Oro. Pallbearers were Archie Bell, Ernest Patterson, A.P. Fletcher, A.J. Fletcher, Archie McMillan and Thomas Fletcher, all of Oro

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MRS HENRY TESKEY

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 29, 1940

The death of Mrs. Henry Teskey occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Hipwell, Medonte, on Tuesday, August 20. Mrs. Teskey had not enjoyed good health for the past six years, but had been up and around as usual and her death came as a complete shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Teskey, whose maiden name was Mary Ann Reynolds, second daughter of John Reynolds and Mary Margaret Grey, was born in Vaughan Township 77 years ago. She came with her parents to Medonte when a little girl, settling at Creighton. She lived there for a number of years before going to Midland, where she spent twelve years. There she was married to Mr. Henry Teskey, of Warminster, forty years ago, and came to live on the 13th concession of Medonte. Mr. Teskey predeceased his wife almost fifteen years ago. Mrs. Teskey was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and later of the United church and was always very active in church work. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Hipwell (Marjorie), of Bass Lake, and by one son, D’Alton Teskey, on the homestead. She is also survived by one brother, Mr. Norris Reynolds, of Creighton, and by one sister, Mrs. Wm. Bloomfield, of Orillia, and three grandchildren, Carroll and Kenneth Hipwell and Alan Teskey. The funeral was held on Thursdy afternoon from the home of her son, where the service was conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C.B. Jeffery, assisted by the Rev. F.G. Meek. Interment was made in St. Jame’s cemetery, Orillia. Pallbearers were Norris Reynolds and Wilfred Grey, of Creighton, John Hipwell, Bass Lake, D’Alton Teskey and Roy C. Teskey, Warminster, and George Teskey, of Sarnia. The floral tributes received included remembrances from the Warminster Ladies’ Aid and the Price’s Corner Women’s Institute.

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HENRY McLEOD

The Orillia News Letter, October 8, 1924

McLEOD - At Orillia, on October 6, 1924 Henry McLeod, aged 77 years. Interment today at Gravenhurst.
DITTO - WELL KNOWN MILLWRIGHT NATIVE OF ORO HAS PASSED AWAY - Mr. Henry McLeod, a native of Oro, but who for the greater part of his life had been a resident of Gravenhurst, passes away on Monday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J.M. Parker, 255 Mississaga street, in his seventy-sixth year. He was the son of Cameron McLeod and Janet Litster, pioneers of Oro, and spent his youth in that township. Close on to half a century ago Mr. McLeod left the farm and went to Gravenhurst, where the greater part of his life was spent in the lumbering and milling business. He was twice married, first to Annie Peters, who died about thirty-two years ago, and some years afterwards to Mrs. Mary House, who predeceased him five years ago. Deceased was of sturdy Scottish ancestry, and belonged to a family of twelve, the first break in which occurred a month ago when his sister Mrs. Mary Johnstone, of Uptergrove, passed away. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Ralph and Norman, of Orillia; Malcolm and John, of Oro; William, of South Orillia; Mrs. John Leigh, Hawkestone; Mrs. Hutchinson Brampton; Mrs. J. Baskerville, Mrs. Isobel Johnston, and Mrs. James McBeth, Orillia, and his own children are: John, of Victoria, B.C.; William and James, of Edmonton, Alberta; Mrs. Gilpin, Caledonia; Mrs. J.M. Parker, Orillia; Mrs. Thomas Greavett, Gravenhurst, and Mrs. Griffith, Sarnia. Messrs. Claude and Jack Parker, of the Arrow Store, are grandsons. The late Mr. McLeod was a lifelong member of the Church of England and a staunch Conservative. He was a man of sterling integrity and highly respected by all who knew him, and the news of his death will be received with profound regret by friends throughout the district. After the death of his wife he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Parker, whose family he accompanied to Orillia some years ago. Up to within a couple of weeks ago he was in fairly good health, and was accustomed to walk up to the north end of the town to visit his father-in-law, Mr. John Peters, who still survives at the remarkable age of 107 years. The funeral will take place to Gravenhurst this afternoon by motor, service being conducted at the house at 1:30 by Rev. I.R.S. Boyd, rector of St. James’s church.

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CHARLES EDGAR RAWSON

The Orillia Packet & Times, January 12, 1939

At Coldwater, on Tuesday, January 3, 1939, Charles Edgar Rawson, beloved husband of Louisa Pender, aged 79 years. The funeral was held on Friday from his home to the United church. Interment Coldwater. The Orillia Packet & Times, January 12, 1939- C. EDGAR RAWSON- A member of one of the oldest pioneer families in Simcoe County, and a life long and highly thought of resident of Coldwater in the person of Mr. Charles Edgar Rawson died at his home on Tuesday evening, January 3, in his 80th year. Mr. Rawson had not been in good health for some time. About a year and a half ago he underwent a serious operation from which he never fully recovered, but he was able to be around his home. On New Year’s morning he suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. The greatest part of his life had been spent in the lumbering business and he had worked as as timber scaler estimator and bush manager for a number of companies. He was for forty years employed by the Georgian Bay Lumber company. It was due to Mr. Rawson’s foresight that the first library was established in connection with a lumber camp at High Falls, Ontario, out of which has grown the Frontier College of today. A son of the late William and Frances Rawson, he was born in Coldwater on the site where Mr. W.T. Bush now resides. In politics he was a staunch Conservative, he was an Anglican by faith, and was a member of Karnak Lodge, A.F.&A.M., and Georgian Bay I.O.O.F., of Waubaushene. Mr. Rawson is survived by his wife, the former Louisa Pender, of Parry Sound, who were married 57 years age, one daughter, Mrs. Percy Childs, of Montreal, and three sons, the Rev. Norman Rawson, of Hamilton, Mr. Otto Rawson, of Barrie, and Mr. Lester Rawson, of Ottawa. There are also nine grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Hall, of Victoria Harbour, and Mrs. C. Long, of Albion, Pennsylvania. One son, Earlen, predeceased his father six years ago. A private funeral was held on Friday from his home and a public service followed in the United church, conducted by the Rev. A. Harden. Pallbearers were C.H. Eplett, R.P. Bellamy, J.C. Prior, C.E. Stevens, W.V. Manning and G.J. Jenkins.

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WILLIAM ALFRED GOSS

The Orillia Packet & Times, January 19, 1939

William Alfred Goss, a brother of Geo. H. Goss, died at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, following an operation from which he had not the strength to rally. A son of the late Alfred Goss, of Bass Lake, Mr. Goss was born at Fairvalley sixty-four years ago, and lived at Fairvalley, Medonte, and Bass Lake until about twelve years ago, when he came to Orillia and has since made his home with his brother, George H. Goss. He was a faithful member of St. George’s church, Fairvalley, and after coming to Orillia attended St. James’s church. He leaves to mourn his loss two sisters and three brothers, Mrs. James Reid, Orillia, Mrs. Norman MacDonald, Coldwater, Herb Goss, on the homestead at Bass Lake, Wilfred Goss of Saskatchewan, and George Goss, of Orillia. The funeral was held on Monday from his brother’s residence, conducted by the Rev. A.G. Emmet. Interment was made in Fairvalley cemetery, Medonte. Pallbearers were A. Reid, Albert Ames, Orillia; Alvin Goss, Newcastle; Ted Rix and Henry Goss, Warminster, and Victor Colbourne, Price’s Corner.

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CAPTAIN T.W. WOOD

The Orillia Packet & Times, April 6, 1939

Captain Thomas W. Wood passed away at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital at 5:30 on Saturday morning, following an emergency operation. Captain Wood, who was in his 75th year, was born in Orillia Township. He was a grandson of Captain William Wood of the 63rd Regiment, one of the retired British officers who came to Canada following the Napoleonic wars. Captain William Wood settled in 1832, on the shore of Lake Couchiching, part of his property now being the site of Big Chief Lodge. Captain T.W. Wood’s father was Charles J. Wood. The wood family is descended from Sir Arthur Wood, famous Admiral of the Scottish fleet, to whom King James IV, of Scotland gave the lands and castle of Largo in Fifeshire, in recognition of his services in keeping the English navy at bay. The estate is now in possession of another of his descendants, Lord Drummond. Captain Wood had in his possession one of the family heirlooms, a sterling silver bowl with the Wood crest, a ship in full sail. Captain Wood himself was identified with lake shipping practically all his life. He obtained his Master’s papers in 1894, and at various times had owned and operated a number of vessels, among them the “Glad Tidings,” “Champion,” “Priscilla,” “Couchiching,” “Hiawatha,” and “Elsa.” He also conducted a large business in machinery. Fifty-three years ago, Captain Wood married Mary Matilda Staunton, who survives him, with their three sons, William, Ambrose and Harold Wood, Orillia; He also leaves three brothers Alfred M. Wood, Orillia; Frank Wood and Wilford Wood, Toronto and two sisters, Mrs. A. Earl and Mr. A.W. Gardiner, Orillia. Captain Wood was a lifelong Conservative and had taken an active interest in politics. He was a Black Knight of the Orange Order and a past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows. A member of St. James’s church the funeral service at his Borland street home on Monday afternoon was conducted by the Rev. A.G. Emmet. At the cemetery the Odd Fellows held their service. There was a large attendance, Captain Wood, who was a man of very kindly and likeable disposition, having a wide circle of friends. The pallbearers were Messrs. A.W. Gardiner, John Thornton, John Lillicrap, A.B.S. Webber and D.H. Church. A great number of floral tributes bore testimony to the sympathetic remembrance of friends, both in Orillia and at many outside points. Amongst those from a distance at the funeral were Mrs. J.P. Archer, of Campbellford; Mrs. Touchburn, of Lakefield; Miss Florence Staunton, of Newmarket; Mrs. Harvey Staunton and Miss Maude Staunton, of Peterborough.

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MRS. MORRIS L. BREECH

The Orillia Packet & Times, May 4, 1939

Mrs. Morris L. Breech, one of Waubaushene’s highly respected and beloved citizens, and twin sister of Mr. William Gill, of Matchedash Township, died at Waubaushene on Tuesday morning, April 25, in her 85th year. Mrs. Breech had been in failing health for only a few weeks before her death. Previous to that she had enjoyed her usual good health. Mrs. Breech, whose maiden name was Rachel Gill, was born at North River. In 1875 she was married to Morris Lincoln Breech, and Mr. and Mrs. Breech celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage in the summer of 1935. Her husband passed away slightly over two years later, in January 1938. The first few years of her married live were spent at Port Severn, and about forty-four years ago deceased moved to Waubaushene with her husband. The five daughters and two sons which blessed this union all survive. They are Miss Ella Breech, Mrs. C.W. Gervais, Mrs. Fred R. Plunkett, of Waubaushene; Mrs. George E. Price, Toronto; Mrs. Kenneth S. Miller, St. John, New Brunswick; Charles Breech, of Hamilton, and Warren H. Breech, of New Haven, Connecticut. There are also ninteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Besides her twin brother, Mrs. Breech is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emes, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mrs. W.R. Harvie, Orillia. Mrs. Breech was a member of the Waubaushene United church, the W.A., and W.C.T.U. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon and was conducted by the Rev. A. Harden, of Coldwater. Interment was made at Waubaushene cemetery.

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MRS. J.C. GILL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Sept. 28, 1939

Mrs J.C. Gill, of Victoria Harbour, died on September 11 in her 78th year. In her passing Victoria Harbour lost one of its most highly respected citizens. She was an earnest and devoted member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian church, and she occupied most ably, over long periods of time, the position of Superintendent of the Sabbath school, and of President of the Women’s Missionary Society. She was also an ardent worker in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. The most sincere sympathy is extended to her bereaved family. Her maiden name was Sophie Nelson, and she was born near Grand Valley, Wellington County, seventy-seven years ago. She had been a resident of Victoria Harbour for forty-six years. Her husband predeceased her about six years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter and two sons, Grace, of Toronto, Ernest, of Toronto, and Dr. Gordon Gill, of Montgomery, Alabama; also one sister, Mrs. Daniel Wilson, of Burke’s Falls. The funeral was held from her residence on Wednesday afternoon, September 13. The Rev. L.E. Gosselin conducted the service. Interment was made in Victoria Harbour cemetery.

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MRS. GEORGE J. OVEREND

The Orillia Packet & Times, March 30, 1939

MRS. GEORGE J. OVEREND - There passed away in a most peaceful manner at her residence, 196 John street, at an early hour this morning, fortified with the consoling rites of the Roman Catholic church, of which she was a devoted member, administered by her pastor, the Rev Father Johnston, Anna Maria O’Donnell, dearly beloved wife of George J. Overend, in her seventy-sixth year. At her bedside in the fateful moment were six of her children, Harold Overend and E. Clarence Overend, of Orillia; Fred Overend, of Peterborough; Miss Aileen Overend and Mrs. F. Foy (Edna), of Toronto, and Miss Camilla Overend, who resides at home. The other members of her family are Albert A. Overend, of Vancouver, British Columbia; George Overend, of Calgary, Alberta. Mrs. Overend was born at Brechin in February, 1864, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary O’Donnell. On August 8, 1887 she was married to her husband, who survives, and their fifty-second wedding anniversary would have been celebrated this year had Mrs. Overend lived. Mrs. Overend was a most exemplary Christian wife and mother. Being of a retiring disposition, she devoted the most of her life to the training and education of her family. Besides her husband and family, Mrs. Overend leaves two sisters and two brothers, Miss Clara O’Donnell, of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. J. Brady, of Toronto; Edward O’Donnell, of Portland, Oregon, and Fred O’Donnell, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at nine o’clock from her home to the Church of the Guardian Angels. Interment will be made in St. Michael’s cemetery.

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WILLIAM JAMES LOVERING

The Orillia News Letter, June 11, 1924

FORMER COLDWATER LUMBERMAN DIES IN TORONTO - The news of the death of Mr. Wm. J. Lovering, a former well known resident of Coldwater, was received with regret by many friends in Orillia, where he was widely known during the many years he was associated with his father in the lumbering business in Coldwater. Monday’s Mail and Empire gives the following particulars: In the passing of William James Lovering, who died at his residence, 76 Glen Road, on Saturday morning, Toronto and the Province lost a citizen, who has made a mark in the industrial life of the community. The late W.J. Lovering, who had been a resident of this city for twenty-two years, had recently been in a health trip to California. While there, he suffered an attack of paralysis, which on his return to Toronto, developed into heart trouble, the latter being the immediate cause of his death. The late Mr. Lovering was the son of the late H.L. Lovering, of Coldwater, Simcoe County. He was born on March 27, 1862. On reaching manhood, he followed his father in the lumbering business and carried on extensive operations in several of the Canadian provinces. He held important posts on the directorate of the Pacific Coast Lumber Co., the Lovering Lumber Co., and served on the directorate of Canadian Lumbermen’s Association. In the early days of Hydro-Electric development the late Mr. Lovering, with Brig.-Gen. C.H. Mitchell and W.H. Finlayson, M.P.P., formed a railway and power company operating in the Severn River district, which was later sold to the Ontario Hydro-Electric Commission. The late Mr. Lovering belonged to the National Club, Canadian Club, the Board of Trade, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and the Scarboro Gold Club. He was a Methodist in religion and a Conservative in politics. In 1903 he was married to Miss Nettie Bury, of Detroit. She survives him. Surviving also are four children, Irene, William, Jean, and Nettie, all living at home. A brother, T.D. Lovering lives at Pasadena, California.

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HUGH ALEXANDER MCKERROLL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov 3 1938

The death of Hugh Alexander McKerroll, of Jarratt, in his eighty-fourth year, occurred at his home on Wednesday, October 17, after a three weeks’ illness. Mr. McKerroll was a son of Hugh Alexander McKerroll and Euphemia Reid, pioneers of Medonte township, and was himself a life-long resident of Jarratt. In 1879 he married Mary Reid, who survives with five sons and one daughter, Robert, of Edmonton, Alberta; William and John, of Jarratt, Archibald and Melville, at home, and Mrs. Keppel Cunningham, of Orillia. There is also one sister, Mrs. John McLean, of Orillia, and eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday, October 19, from his home, under Masonic auspices and was conducted by the Rev. Robertson Miller, of Guthrie Presbyterian church. Interment was made in old Knox cemetery, Oro. Honorary pallbearers were Donald McKerroll, James Woodrow, John McKerroll, Wm. McArthur, Daniel McLean. Active pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge of Orillia, No. 192, and were Dr. Alex McLean, Alex Campbell, W.R. McLean, Matthew Baird, John Warner, and A.C. McIntyre. The many beautiful floral tributes received were expressive of the high esteem in which Mr. McKerroll was held.

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JOHN W. WALKER

Another veteran in the history of agriculture in Oro township passed from the earthly scene early on Good Friday morning, April 19, 1957 when John Walter Walker died at his home on Highway 11, following a severe seizure suffered on Sunday, April 7. He was born on January 12, 1875 on the farm bought by his father as Crown Land many years before, and spent his boyhood in the Coulson community where his chief joys were connected with school, Sunday school and church activities. On May 3, 1899 he was married to Nina Waples and they carried on farming on the land where he was born. After 11 years he moved with his wife and family to Central Oro, lot 17, concession 7. Five years ago he built a modern, comfortable home on Highway 11 and he and his wife moved from the farm that fall. Until a little more than a year ago he drove his own car and always took his neighbors to church with them. His keen intellect and friendly personality marked him as a leader in many worthwhile activities in church and community. Chief among these were his duties as elder for 27 years and his work for the Red Cross. The associations of a long useful life surrounded him with a host of loyal friends who, although now advanced in years, travelled distances to visit him during his last illness. At his bedside when the end came were his wife, the former Nina Waples, his four daughters, Mary (Mrs. John D. Gilchrist); Hartie (Mrs. George Strachan); Vilda (Mrs. George A. Campbell); Ada (Mrs. Beverly Bertyram) and his only son, Harold. He is also survived by two brothers, George of Victoria Harbour, William of Govan, Sask. and three sisters, Mrs. A. D. Clarke, Coldwater; Mrs. W. Skinner of Essex and Mrs. L. Milligan, Orillia. A private service for the immediate family was held at the home conducted by Rev. L. Warr, minister at Guthrie and Rev. Hugh Shannon of Newmarket, a former minister and close friend of Mr. Walker. A very large crown gathered at Guthrie United Church for the service there to pay their last respects to a man whose influence will continue for many years. Rev. Mr. Shannon spoke with deep feeling of the great inspiration he received from Mr. Walker’s keen attention to and deep understanding ofhis sermons. Rev. L. Warr based his sermon on Mr. Walker’s favorite passage, “The Lord is my shepherd”, emphasizing the word “my”. He too, referred to Mr. Walker’s close attention to sermons and unfailing devotion to Church. The two hymns sung, “Shall We Gather At the River: and “The Day Thou Gavest,” as well as Harry Slessor’s expressive solo, “Old Jordan’s Waves” were all favourites of the deceased.

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GEORGE LITSTER

The Orillia Packet, April 20, 1888

GEORGE LITSTER, of Rugby, succumbed to a complication of diseases, including dropsy, on Tuesday. Having been quite poorly for several months, he was for some weeks completely laid up, and unable to rest in a horizontal position. He was one of our first settlers, having left Scotland and reached Oro along with his parents in 1832. He married the daughter of Mr. Scott, one of our first two land surveyors, cleared a farm and raised a large family of sons and daughters. A good neighbor, intelligent and obliging, judiciously combining wisdom with wit, he will be much missed, not only in the surrounding country but in town, where he had many acquaintances and friends.
The Orillia Packet, June 1st, 1888 - THE LATE ME. GEO. LITSTER, OF RUGBY- Editor of the Packet: Sir,- Religious biography ranks among the most interesting topics that can engage the attention of humanity, and justly so; because we there see the promises and precepts of the Word of God embodied in the experience and conduct of the Christian believer. In the uniform practice of the man of God, we have a living exemplar to copy after, and in that exemplar the glorious truths of religion appear in such legible characters, that they may be “seen and read of all men.” But we read biography with increased attention when the person described has occupied a similar station as that in which we ourselves are placed. When we see him performing with pleasure and perseverance the duties which are incumbent upon us, avoiding the dangers and conquering the enemies to which we are exposed, patiently bearing the crosses to which we are liable, steadily persevering in the way of truth and righteousness, in circumstances similar to those in which we are placed,- then a laudable determination rises in our breasts,“ to show the same diligence, to the full assurance of hope unto the end.” In the cares and duties of a farmer, the subject of this notice, Mr. George Litster, “ served his generation by the will of God,” and clearly showed that his occupation did not at all unfit him for the higher and holier duties connected with the service of his divine Master. He was born at Roxburyshire, Scotland, March 23rd, 1820. His parents were devout and respectable members of the Presbyterian Church, and brought up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. In the year 1831 they emigrated to Canada and settled in the Township of Oro, where they experienced all the privations and hardships incident to pioneer life. George was the eldest son and fell heir to the old homestead, where he lived and died. He was married to Miss Annie Scott, on the 14th of October, 1851, who for nearly thirty-seven years proved to him a help meet indeed- a loyal wife, and a loving mother of four children, two boys and two girls. He was an early riser, an industrious, hardworking, honest man. In domestic life he was eminently amiable and affectionate, and will long live inthe tender and respectful remembrance of his numerous friends. The affliction which issued in the removal of Mr. Litster from the scene of change and trial, to a state, we hope, of immutible blessedness, although attended with circumstances of deep and varied suffering, was from its commencement borne with Christian fortitude, and greatly blessed to his spiritual profit. In the spirit of true filial submission, he received it as the chastisement of his heavenly father, inflicted not in anger, but in mercy, and designed not for his destruction, but to bring him into closer fellowship with God, and prepare him more fully for companionship in the “house of many mansions.” At the time of his death he was a respected member of the Congregational Church, but their loss will be their eternal gain. The affliction which terminated his life was severe, but he bore it with Christian resignation and exemplary patience. For some time before his death his bodily weakness was such that he conversed with difficulty, but what he was able to say fully proved that his confidence in God was unshaken, and his end was peace. Thus, on the morning of the 17th of April, 1888, in the sixty-eighth year of his age, passed away to his eternal rest, another of the pioneer standardbearers of Simcoe. J.B Armstrong, Orillia, May 20th, 1888.

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Mr. JOSEPH GOSS

The Orillia Packet, May 11, 1888 - MEDONTE

Mr. Joseph Goss, who died on Friday last, at the advanced age of eighty years, came to Medonte in 1832, and lived on the same farm ever since. He was a man of sterling quality which made him very many friends. Until incapacitated by infirmity of age he was a most regular attendant of St. George’s church, and to his death was a liberal contributor towards the maintenance of the services of the church he loved so well. His funeral on Sunday was very large, all his neighbours with their families being present. The Rev. J. Jones preached an earnest sermon, from Phillipians 1, 21, dwelling upon the meditative, tranquil, and unostentatious character of Mr. Goss’s religion. - He was a man of deeds rather than of words. Many of his children follow their father’s good example and stand by the Church in all her vicissitudes. Mr. Goss leaves three sons and two daughters, all married and residing in the neighbourhood.

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MISS BESSIE GILL

The Orillia Newsletter, Feb. 27, 1924

The very sad news reached the village on Monday Evening of last week that Miss Bessie Gill had passed away at St. Andrew’s Hospital, Midland. Miss Gill had been in poor health for two years or more. Every possible effort was made to regain health and strength, but all that medical skill, rest and care could do was of no avail. Bessie was well and favorably known, and her quiet, pleasant manner, made her a general favorite. She was for several years in the employ of the Victoria Mercantile Company, until the state of her health forced her to rest. She was the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gill of Victoria Harbor, her father having predeceased her in June 1921. In her daily life she exemplified the traits of a beautiful Christian character and was a consistent member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian church. She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted and loving mother, three sisters, and two brothers. The funeral was held on Wednesday, the 20th inst. Service was conducted at the home by the minister Rev. D.H. Currie, of St. Paul’s church, at two o’clock, followed by interment in the union cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of their many friends is extended to the sorrowing mother, sisters and brothers. They are as follows: Mrs. Herbert Schissler and Miss Laura Gill, of Victoria Harbor; Miss Annie Gill, of Parry Sound; James of Toronto, and Harry, of Victoria Harbor.

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GEORGE PAYNE

The Orillia Newsletter, May 28, 1924 - RUGBY

The death of Mr. George Payne in Orillia on Friday under such sad circumstances came as a great shock to his legion of friends all over the township, and the utmost sympathy was expressed for the bereaved family. The funeral here on Monday was attended by sorrowing friends from all over the riding. Mr. Payne’s first wife, Margaret Robertson, was a member of a well known Rugby family, and they were married here fifty-four years ago today (May 27).
DITTO - WELL-KNOWN RESIDENT SUSTAINS FATAL INJURY; STRUCK BY AUTO. A most distressing accident took place on Mississasaga street on Friday afternoon about 4 o’clock, when Mr. George Payne, an old and respected resident of the town, in attempting to cross the street to Macnab & Son’s hardware store, was struck by an automobile and thrown violently to the pavement, sustaining injuries that resulted in his death after his removal to the Orillia Memorial Hospital. The traffic was heavy at the time, on account of it being market day, and crossing the street required extreme vigilence. Mr. Payne had nearly reached the sidewalk, when, in passing behind a motor truck, he stepped directly in front of a motor car coming from the west and the accident followed. From the evidence of eyewitnesses, the car was not going at excessive speed. It was driven by Mr. Wm. A. McDowell, of Toronto, who was accompanied by his wife. Mr. McDowell as he has been acustomed to do for some seasons past, was on his way to Mr. Frank Atkinson’s cottage at Wasdell’s Falls. The latter had gone to Barrie to meet them, and was driving a car with the McDowells following. Both cars were about to stop at Mcnab’s store when the accident happened. The late George Payne was born in Newmarket, England, eighty years ago, coming to Canada while still a boy. After five years spent in Kingston the family removed to North Orillia. Fifty-four years ago Mr. Payne was married to Margaret Robertson, a member of a well known Oro family, who predeceased him thirty-five years ago at Rugby. Thirty-six years ago Mr. Payne removed to Orillia, where he engaged in the pump business in company with his son, Mr. Andrew Payne. He possessed a genius for invention, and years ago, during a temporary illness, invented a contrivance by which an invalid could with comparative ease move himself in his bed to a sitting posture or otherwise. He also, in collaboration with his son, Andrew, invented the silent policemen seen at the street intersections of so many towns. A man of sterling integrity, warm hearted and sociable, he had friends in every part of the county, who will deeply mourn his sudden taking off. Mr. Payne was married a second time to Miss Eleanor Wylie, of Orillia, who survives, together with two sons and four daughters by his former marriage, viz., Mrs. Wrightman, New Westminster, B.C.; Mrs. Wm. Revell, Vancouver, B.C., Albert, Toronto and Margaret and Annie at home. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon to Rugby cemetery. Dr. Law, of New York, conducting the funeral service. Deceased was a member of the Brethren, under whose auspices the funeral was held. The pallbearers were Messrs. B.F. Kean, J.S. Nelson, John Ross, Walter Miller, E.S. Bennett and John Turnbull. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire town and country in their sad bereavement.

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DAVID WILSON ELDER

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec 2, 1937

Many from far and near crowded St. Paul’s United Church on Monday afternoon to pay their last respects to Mr. Wilson Elder, who, besides being secretary treasurer and a member of the firm of the Orillia Hardware Company since 1915, had also been one of the elders of St. Paul’s church and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Elder, who was a son of Mrs. D.W. Elder and the late Mr. Elder, of Fairvalley, Mara, came to Orillia in 1907, as bookkeeper for Mr. S. Mullett of the Orillia Hardware Co. Of a quiet and retiring nature, Mr. Elder was liked by all with whom he came in contact and his death will leave a vacancy in the work of the United church which will be difficult to fill. Besides being an elder in the church, Mr. Elder taught a young boys class for a time and had held the position of treasurer of the Sunday school. His death, which occurred at his home on Friday, culminated a sickness of nearly two years’ duration, a sickness which he bore with patience and a smile. Born at Fairvalley on May 4, 1887, in May of 1914 Mr. Elder married Miss Mabel L. Rix, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rix, and all of their married life was spent in their home on Front street. Besides his wife, who is left to mourn the loss of a loving husband, there also remain his mother, at the family home at Fairvalley, and six brothers and three sisters, Edward, Gordon and Stanley Elder, at Fairvalley, George Elder, of Orillia, James Elder of Vancouver, B.C., Robert Elder, of Hamilton, Miss Jessie Elder, at home, Mrs. Geo. Gresswell (Theresa), of Toronto, and Mrs. James Read (Kathleen) of Whitby. The funeral, which was under Masonic auspices, was held from the United church on Monday afternoon. The first part of the service was taken by the Rev. W.E. Baker, minister of the church, and Mrs. F. Pilgrim sang the fitting and beautiful hymn, “Peace, Perfect Peace.” Members of the choir were present and the Official Board of the church attended in a body. The latter part of the service and the service at the cemetery was taken by members of the Masonic lodge. The pallbearers were Messrs. W.B. Wright, Ernest Nelson, R.C. Collins, Alex MacKenzie, William Calvert and Dr. W.H. Hunter. Honorary pallbearers, members of the staff of the Orillia Hardware, who were Messrs. Jack Ansdell, Charles Went, William Foster, C. Wigg, William Lamb and Alex Ramsay, preceded the casket from the church. Many and beautiful were the floral tributes. Among the wreathes and sprays were those from the Official Board of St. Paul’s church, St. Paul’s Sunday school Teachers and Officers, Atherley United church, Evening Branch of St. James’s W.A., King’s Daughters Class of St. Paul’s church, Orillia Hardware Company, the staff of the Orillia Hardware, Royal Oak Petroleum Co., the Masonic Lodge, T.B. Cramp Limited, General Steel Wares, Limited, and officer and salesmen of United Cigar stores, Hamilton. Among the many who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Rix, Miss Helen Rix, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Rix, Miss Betty Rix, Mrs. J. Godwin, Mr. and Mrs. George Gresswell and family, and Miss Louise Read, of Toronto; Miss L. Rix, Barrie; Mrs. George Campbell, Georgetown; Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Elder and family of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. James Read, Whitby; and Mrs. Ed Sheehee, of Goodwood.

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ELIZABETH M. OVEREND

The Orillia Packet & Times, Dec. 16, 1937

Miss Elizabeth M. Overend, former principal of the Orillia Separate school died on Tuesday morning, after a long illness, following a stroke last March. Miss Overend was 82 years of age. As principal of the Separate school for 32 years, Miss Overend became one of Orillia’s best known citizens, and exercised an influence on many generations of young people, who remember her almost with reverence. Born near Marchmont, she was the daughter of pioneers, her mother, whose maiden name was Miss Sarah Kyle, having come to that place with her parents in 1832 as one of the original settlers. Her father came to Canada a few years later. Beginning her schooling in Orillia, she came to Orillia to continue it and obtained her teacher’s certificate at the Toronto Normal school in 1872. She first taught for a year at a little school on the Monck Road, and then for three years at Calverley’s school, now known as the Pine Grove school. She then took up what was to be her life work, beginning it at the little log school on the site of the old Roman Catholic cemetery on the Coldwater road. When she took over this school it had only six or eight pupils, but the number soon rose to one hundred, and within a year a new school had to be built in town. There she was the only teacher till 1880, when Miss O’Connor, one of her pupils, the first to pass the entrance examination became her assistant, and subsequently married her brother, the late James Overend, of London, Ontario. Here till 1909, she continued her scholastic work, many of her pupils making remarkable records in examinations, and testifying to the value of her teaching in later life. Miss Overend was a devoted and faithful member of the church of the Guardian Angels, and up to the time she was stricken continued to be a regular attendant at the daily morning mass. For more than fifty years she was president of the League of the Sacred Heart, and she was also an active member of the Altar Society. She further showed her deep interest in her church by gifts of a stained glass window, several statues, vestments, and finally by the presentation of the beautiful bell that calls the faithful to worship, the beginning of what she hoped would in time be a chime of bells. Of a family of ten, the only survivors are two brothers, Joseph Overend, of Chicago, and George Overend, Of Orillia. The funeral will take place on Thursday when requiem mass will be sung at the church of the Guardian Angels at 9 o’clock. The pallbearers will be M.T. Mulcahy, John Smith, Geo. J. Rolland, J.J. Murphy, Dr. W.C. Kennedy and Kenneth Donnelly.
DITTO - DEATHS - OVEREND - At her residence, 11 Albert St. South Orillia on Tuesday Dec. 14, 1937, Elizabeth M. Overend, daughter of the late William C. and Sarah Overend, in her 83rd year. The funeral will take place from her residence on Thursday December 16, to the Church of the Guardian Angels where mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Interment St. Michael’s cemetery, Orillia.

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E.S.LALLY

The Orillia Packet, July 12, 1889

The death of E.S. Lally, of Tolendal, which took place at Barrie on the 16th of June, removes the last survivor of that once numerous body of gentlemen who, between fifty and sixty years ago, under the auspices of Sir John Colborne, settled in the country around Lake Simcoe, then a tract of almost unbroken forest. Many of these settlers were half-pay officers from the army and navy, some of whom had served in the great war, but all were gentlemen of education and refinement, and though not all fitted for the hard life of the backwoods, were full of hope and energy, and largely promoted the development of the country, though too often at serious loss to themselves. Mr. Lally, who came to Canada in 1835, had in early life served in the East India Company's service and on settling at Tolendal, a beautiful spot on the south shore of Kempenfeldt bay, which had previously been in the occupation of the late Admiral O'Brien, engaged in the erection and carrying on of a grist mill, to the great convenience of the settlers, who had previously been compelled to go for their flour to the Red Mills at Holland Landing, a distance of thirty miles. Subsequently Mr. Lally removed to Barrie, which was established as the county town of the County of Simcoe, when he succeeded the late Capt. Moberly as the manager of the Bank of Upper Canada, then the chief monetary institution of the province. He was also appointed County Treasurer, a position which he filled to a long succession of county councils, a body which evinced their respect for his memory and for his faithful services in bygone years by adjourning their session to attend his funeral. After the failure of the Bank of Upper Canada, and the subsequent establishment of the Bank of Commerce, Mr. Lally became the agent for the latter and carried on its affairs for some years. Mr. Lally was of an old Irish family and connected with the renowned Count Lally Tolendal whose ill requited services to the crown of France in India and elsewhere are matters of history. If proud, as he had a right to be, of his family and descent, Mr. Lally, in his long and useful career, was careful in every relation of life to live up to the highest standard which the most punctilious sense of honour and rectitude could demand. He was besides ever ready, in the least ostentatious way, to assist the suffering or the needy to the utmost of his power, and his many acts of kindness were known only to the recipients of his bounty or his sympathy. Mr. Lally was a conservative in politics, and an active member of the Church of England. His loyalty was displayed at the time of the rebellion in 1837, which he took his share in supressing, and he was afterwards appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 3rd Simcoe militia. Mr. Lally married in 1839 the second daughter of the late William Thompson, M.D., of Niagara Falls, who survives him, and has left a numerous family, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He died in the 83rd year of his age, retaining to the last every faculty of mind and body, and enjoying the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Mrs. D'Alton McCarthy is the eldest daughter of the deceased gentleman.

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ELIZA FRASER HUNTER

The Orillia Packet, Dec. 19, 1879

DIED - At Toronto, on Saturday, at 11p.m., Eliza Frazer Hunter, in her 65th year, relict of the late George Hunter, Orillia, passed peacefully and happily to her reward.
DITTO - In Mrs. Hunter we lose another of the old settlers. She accompanied her husband to Canada immediately after the first party of immigrants, and settled in Medonte, where she shared hardships and privations which at present would be difficult to realize, and which were intensified by Mr. Hunter’s natural unfitness for a pioneer’s life. A large portion of Mrs. Hunter’s life was spent in the then village of Orillia, but several years ago she took up her abode in Toronto. Out of a large family reared by her, only three survive her - Dr. Harry Hunter, of Central City, Black Hills; Mr. J.F. Hunter, late of the firm of Hunter & Tudhope, and one daughter.

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MRS WILLIAM REID (NEE DOUGALL)

The Orillia Packet & Times, Feb. 16, 1939

MRS. WILLIAM REID - Mrs. William Reed, a resident of Medonte for sixty-six years, coming to the farm at Jarratt at the time of her marriage, and residing there ever since, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Fagan, Coulson, on Wednesday, February 1, as the result of a stroke suffered a few days before. Mrs. Reid had lived a busy and active life, she had brought up a large family, one son, the late William Reid, had fought in the Boer War and also overseas with two other sons, Thomas and Daunt Reid during the Great War. She was a member of Willis Presbyterian church, a member of the Women’s Missionary Society and the Ladies’ Aid, and it could always be said of her that when called upon to help in the affairs of the community, she was always willing to go the extra mile. Mrs. Reid was born in Perth City, Scotland, a daughter of the late Mary Welch and James Dougall, and came to Canada with her parents when a girl of seven years. The family first settled in Newmarket where Mr. Dougall was the miller, and later they moved to Rugby where Mr. Dougall was the first miller in the Dallas flour mill. In 1873 Mrs. Reid was married to William Reid, of Jarratt, Medonte Township, by the late Dr. Gray. Mr. Reid predeceased his wife thirteen years ago. Left to mourn the loss of a loving mother are her children, Archibald Reid, Coldwater, Mrs. Geo. Baker, Toronto, Thos. Reid, Thornloe, Johnston Reid, Jarratt, Mrs. Arthur Fagan, Coulson, and Mrs. Clifford Devitt, Orillia. There are also twenty grandchildren and one great grandson. The large funeral, attended by many from far and near, was held on Saturday from Doolittle’s undertaking parlours, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Howard, of Willis church, Jarratt, assisted by a former minister, the Rev. A. MacVicar, of Orillia. During the service, Mrs. D.C. Patmore sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” a favourite hymn of the deceased. Honorary pallbearers were two sons, Archibald and Johnston Reid, three sons-in-law, Arthur Fagan, Clifford Devit and Lawrence Macdonald, and a close friend of the family, Mr. R. Kerlin, of Trenton, New Jersey. Active pallbearers were six grandsons, Bruce and Grant Baker, Reid Macdonald, Keith Reid, George Devitt and Ivan Devitt. All the members of the family, with the exception of Mr. Thomas Reid, of Thornloe, were able to attend their mother’s funeral. Others present were R. Kerlin,, Trenton, New Jersey; Miss Ethel Dougall, Barrie; Wilson Linton and Mrs. F. Reid and Miss Frances Reid, of Toronto. Besides many wreathes and flowers from friends and relatives, the following sent floral tributes: Willis church W.M.S. and Ladies’ Aid, Coulson Ladies’ Aid, Coulson Women’s Institute and the Orillia Branch of the Canadian Legion.

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SOPHIA TURNER PAYNE

The Orillia Packet, May 29, 1896

Mrs. Payne’s funeral, on Saturday, was a large one, as befitted the obsequies of an old settler. She died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Russell, near Uhthoff, where she had been living for some time. In delicate health for a great number of years, she yet lived far beyond the usual term, and retained the use of her mental powers. Most of her friends and neighbours belonged to the last generation and predeceased her, but her cheerful disposition gained the esteem of many in later, as in former, years. She leaves sons and daughters, and many grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted by Mr. George Benner.

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GEORGE JOSEPH OVEREND

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 24, 1939

GEORGE JOSEPH OVEREND - Another of Orillia’s prominent and well-known citizens, Mr. George Joseph Overend, died on Saturday, at the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, in his eighty first year. Mr. Overend came to Orillia with his family about forty-six years ago, and in the intervening years has figured prominently in the affairs of the town. For over twenty years Mr. Overend was secretary of the Orillia Board of Trade, and was Vice President for one year. He was also Secretary of the East Simcoe Agricultural Society, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Orillia Horticultural Society at one time. It is only for the past year that Mr. Overend has ceased to take an active part in business life. In March, his wife died, and since that time Mr. Overend failed noticeably. He had undergone two serious operations this year from which he did not seem to have the will to recover. Mr. Overend was born at Price’s Corner, on July 11, 1859, a son of the late William and Sarah Overend. Following his marriage in 1887 to Anna Marie O’Donnell, of Brechin, they moved to Burke’s Falls, where Mr. Overend was employed as foreman of the Train Lumber Company; five years were spent at Longford Lumber Company and the Rama Timber Timber Transport Company. About forty-six years ago he and his family moved to Orillia, and he built the home on John street and has resided there ever since. For seventeen years after coming to Orillia Mr. Overend was employed as a traveller for a number of firms; nearly thirty years ago he went into the insurance and real estate business, which is being carried on today by his son, Mr. Harold J. Overend. Mr Overend leaves to mourn his loss a family of five sons and three daughters, Harold J. Overend, Orillia; Fred Overend, Peterborough; Clarence Overend, Orillia; Miss Aileen Overend, Toronto; Mrs. Frank C. Foy (Edna), Toronto, and Miss Camilla Overend, Orillia, all present for the funeral. Albert A. Overend, of Vancouver, and George Overend, of Calgary, his other two sons, were not able to be here. He also leaves ten grandchildren, and a brother, Mr. Joseph Overend, of Chicago. Deceased was a charter and honorary member of the Knights of Columbus of the Orillia and Peterborough Councils. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning from his residence, to the church of the Angels Guardian, and was largely attended by friends of the surrounding country and from distant points. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Doyle, assisted by the Rev. Father Gilmour Kay, of Peterborough, a nephew of the deceased, and by the Rev. Father M. Nealon, of Uptergrove. Interment was made at St. Michael’s cemetery, Orillia. Pallbearers were J.J. Murphy, Donald McIsaac, A. Leahy, John Smith, A. Arbour and L. Pratt.

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Helen Matilda Rix (nee Beard)

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 20, 1939

- RIX - At Orillia, on Saturday, July 15, 1939, Helen Matilda Beard, widow of the late William J. Rix, in her 74th year. The funeral was held from her residence, 320 Harvey street, on Monday, July 17, 1939. Interment Orillia.
DITTO - MRS. WILLIAM J. RIX - Mrs. William J. Rix, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John William Beard, a pioneer family of Medonte, died rather suddenly at her home on Harvie street on Saturday morning. She would have been seventy-four this September. Her death came as a shock not only to her family, but to her friends as well. She was one who was much devoted to her church and its work, and took an active part in church work while her health permitted. During the twenty years of residence in Orillia deceased attended St. James’s church, and of later years attended St. Athanasius church. During the early years of her marriage when they resided at Jarratt, Mrs. Rix attended Willis Presbyterian church. Mrs. Rix, whose maiden name was Helen Matilda Beard, was born at Jarratt, in Medonte, in 1865, and spent her girlhood there. In 1899 she married William J. Rix, of Crown Hill, and they moved to a farm on the 10th concession of Oro, near Jarratt, where they lived until coming to Orillia about 1918. Mrs Rix was predeceased by her husband about four years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Ernest M. Rix, of London, Ontario; two brothers, Arthur Beard, of Jarratt, and Albert Beard, Carley, and two grandsons, Donald Blake Rix and Robert Allan Rix, of London. She was one of a family of nine, and is the last of four sisters to go. The funeral service was held at her residence on Monday afternoon conducted by her rector, the Rev. W.J. Province, assisted by the Rev. A.G. Emmet. Interment was made in St. Andrew’s cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, Austin Beard, Walker Beard, Milford Beard, James Beard, James Rix and George Ellsmere. Those from distant points who attended the funeral were Mrs. E. C. Awrey, Windsor; Mr. and Mrs. George Ellsmere and son Ross, of Powassan; Mr. and Mrs. James Ellsmere, Golden Valley; Mrs. Joseph Ellsmere, Craighurst; Mr. W.H. Anderson and Miss Anderson, of Galt; Mr. and Mrs. James Rix and daughter Shirley, and Mrs. James Rix, sr., of Crown Hill; Miss Elizabeth Rix, Barrie; Miss Lottie Shier, Thornhill; Mrs. James Graham, Mr. L.R. Rix and Mr and Mrs. Neil Morton, Toronto.

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MRS. GEORGE OVEREND (nee Eliza Jane Walker)

The Orillia Packet & Times, June 2, 1938

The death of Mrs. George Overend occurred at her home here on Tuesday, May 24, after an illness of five months. She will be greatly missed. She was of a quiet, kindly disposition and highly esteemed by all with whom she came in contact. When in health there was no better church worker, and as a member of the Women’s Auxiiary was always ready and willing to give a helping hand where ever needed. The funeral on Thursday was largely attended. Friends and neighbors came to show respect for one whom they had learned to love. The Rev. W.J. Province conducted the service. The floral tributes were from the Women’s Auxiliary, Sunday School, Willing Workers, and from neighbors, and from neighbors and friends. Sympathy is extended to the family. A sister and one daughter, Dora, Mrs. Earl Rose, and her loving husband, Mr. George Overend, mourn her loss.

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WILLIAM REID

The Orillia Newsletter, Dec. 9, 1925

PROMINENT MEDONTE FARMER IS DEAD - At his home, concession 8, Medonte, Tuesday, December 1, the death took place of William Reid, one of the oldest and most prominent farmers of Medonte. Mr. Reid’s illness was of short duration, only on Monday were the family hurriedly summoned to his bedside, all of whom were able to be present but William, who, owing to ill health was unable to come. Mr. Reid was the son of the late Archibald and Margaret Reid, who were among the first pioneers to come to Canada on the Mayflower. He was born in the township of Medonte in 1843, and for thirty years lived with his parents on the old homestead. In 1822(sic) he was married by the late Dr. Gray to Mary Dougald of Perth City, Scotland, and settled down on the farm on concession 8. Mr. Reid was a man of retiring disposition, fond of home and family, and keenly interested in sportsmanship. Surviving are his widow, five sons and four daughters: Archibald, of Coldwater; James, on the farm; William, of Toronto; Thomas, of Millbrook; Daunt on the old homestead; Mrs. Baker, of Toronto; Mrs. McDonald, of Callander; Mrs. A. Fagan, Coulson; Mrs. C. Devitt, Hobart; also one brother and four sisters, Thomas, of Orillia, and Mrs. Seagers, of Hamilton; Mrs. Marshall, of Barrie; Mrs. McKerroll, of Jarratt; Mrs. Cook, of Uhthoff; Miss Effie, of Orillia. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held on Friday afternoon to St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia, Rev. G.I. Craw, of Victoria Harbor conducting the service. The pallbearers were four sons of deceased and two sons-in-law, Mr. A. Fagan and Mr. C. Devitt.

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RICHARD REID

The Orillia News Letter, March 17, 1926

WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSES TO HIS REWARD - The death of Mr. Richard Reid on Monday of last week, which came after a period of ill health extending over several months, removes from life’s scenes a figure well known throughout the surrounding country particularly Medonte, of which township he had been a resident for the greater part of his life, and had many warm friends who received the news of his passing with profound regret. He was in his sixty-first year, and was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, coming with his parents to Canada when only nineteen years of age and settling at Fairvalley. He was married thirty-five years ago to Lavinia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goss, Harvey street, who survives together with a family of three sons and four daughters; Roy of Fairvalley; Mrs. W.M. Nichols, of Alvinston; Mrs. R.J. Holditch, Mrs. Harry Phillips and Bert, of Orillia; David and Devona, at home. Mr. Robert Reid, of Eady, is a brother, and there is a brother and sister in Ireland. Deceased had received medical treatment at the Orillia Memorial Hospital and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phillips, 81 Dougla St. where the family were gathering to celebrate Christmas, intending to afterwards proceed to his own home on Coldwater street. But his condition took a turn for the worse and he gradually weakened until his death took place. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to St. George’s cemetery, Fairvalley, where the funeral service was conducted by the rector, Rev. W. Newman. The pallbearers were Messrs. Robert and Joseph Reid, Norman Teskey, William Arnold, Joseph Goss and William McQuaid. There were many beautiful floral tributes, notable among which was a wreath from L.O.L. No. 837, Warminster. The late Mr. Reid was highly respected all over this district, and his family have the sympathy of many friends in his death.

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MR. JOSEPH BEARD

The Orillia News Letter, March 31, 1926

JARRATT - A gloom was cast over this neighborhood when it became known that Joseph Beard had passed away in his 59th year. He was taken to the Orillia Memorial Hospital on Thursday and appeared to be getting along fine, but on Friday morning word was received to come at once, and he passed to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his brother, Mr. James Beard of New York, who came at once, and his sister, Mrs. Morrat, of Toronto; Mrs. Went, of Orillia and Mr. Duncan Reid of Hillsdale. All were present as well as two nieces, Mrs. Wm. Gordon, Uhthoff; Mrs. Charles Paul, who made her home with Mr. Joseph Beard. The funeral left his late residence, lot 1, concession 11, Medonte on Monday, March 29th, at 1:30 p.m. Service was held in Willis church, Rev. Dr. Mason, of Orillia, conducted the service and the choir sang “ Sleep, Beloved, Sleep.” The pallbearers were Messrs. James and John Cooke, W.R. McLean, John Marshall, David Reid, Jack McNabb. Interment was made at Knox church. Mr. Beard had a host of friends who extend the deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

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MRS URIAH PAYNE (nee Catherine Anderson)

The Orillia News Letter, Nov. 18, 1925

THE LATE MRS. URIAH PAYNE After being in feeble health for the past two and a half years, all of which time she spent in the Orillia Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Uriah Payne passed away on Saturday morning in her sixty-fourth year. Deceased, whose maiden name was Catherine Anderson, was the daughter of David Anderson and his wife Mary Cameron, pioneer residents of Oro, being born at Glasgow, Scotland, and coming to this country with her parents when only nine months old. About twenty years ago she was married to Mr. Uriah Payne, and went with her husband to Saskatchewan, where they farmed for about twelve years. During 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Payne returned to Orillia, the former dying in 1919. Deceased had lived on the Anderson homestead, on the town line, Oro, and South Orillia, practically all her life up to the time of her marriage, and had many friends throughout the district who will deeply regret to hear of her death. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from the residence of her brother, Mr. D.C. Anderson, where service was held by Rev. J. J. Black, the pallbearers being Messrs. David Anderson, David Smith, Nelson Roberts, George Litster, Andrew Payne and Ernest Nelson. The late Mrs. Payne is survived by one brother, Mr. D.C. Anderson and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Roberts, of Oro, and Mrs. John Smith, of Hawkestone. Friends and relatives from all over the district were present at the funeral, including the two nieces of deceased, Mrs. James Cameron, of Barrie, and Mrs. Roy Bell, of Innisfill, both of whom were accompanied by their husbands.
DITTO - DIED- PAYNE - At Orillia, on November 14, 1925, Catherine Anderson, relict of the late Uriah Payne, in her 64th year.

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TOM LOVERING RIPLEY

The Orillia Packet, & Times, August 4, 1938

Mr. Tom Lovering Ripley passed away at his home here on Friday, July 29, in his seventy-third year. Mr. Ripley had been ill for about six months. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 3, 1866, he was a son of the late Johanna Lovering and Charles James Ripley. When about eighteen years of age he came to Coldwater and entered into the lumbering business and for many years was the foreman for the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. For about twenty-five years he was Superintendent of Roads at Cochrane and Kapuskasing, and the family lived in Orillia for a time at the corner of Jarvis and Peter streets. He was a staunch supporter of the Conservative party, a member of the United church and a member of Karnak Lodge, A.F. & A.M. and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. About nineteen years ago he married Miss Hattie May Buchanan, who survives her husband. Two children are also left to mourn the loss of a loving and thoughtful father, Mary Ripley and Donald Ripley. Albert E. Ripley, of Edgerton, Alberta, Harry Ripley, of McLeod, Alberta, Mrs. W.J. Carson, Ottawa, and Mrs. Smith Ballantyne, Kapuskasing, Ontario, survive their brother. The Masonic funeral was held from his residence, conducted by the Rev. A. Harden. Pallbearers were Charles Millard, Chas. Eplett, J.D. Prior, T. Brown, George Wylie and Smith Ballantyne. Besides the many personal floral tributes received flowers were sent by the Georgian Bay Lumber Company, Karnak Lodge, and I.O.O.F. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Miss Alberta Carson, Reg.N., Miss N. Buchanan, Toronto, Mrs. W.J. Carson, Miss Mabel Carson, Ottawa, Dr. and Mrs. R. Harvey, Midland, and Messrs. Fred Buchanan and Herbert Caswell, Orillia.

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DR. E. ROY TYRER

THE BARRIE EXAMINER, June 5, 1947

Edward Roy Tyrer, M.D., husband of Violet Brownlee, died suddenly, at his home, 68 Maple Street, Barrie, Wednesday night, May 28. He had observed his 62nd birthday last March 1. Always very active, he had been about as usual, the early part of last week and was looking forward to spending the Summer at the family cottage at Big Bay Point, as he had done for over 50 years. Born in Barrie in 1885, he was the son of E.T.Tyrer and Roberta Harrison. After attending schools here, he studied medicine at the University of Toronto and was graduated in 1910. Dr. Tyrer practised medicine in Barrie and carried on a practice in Hillsdale for nine years and then returned to Barrie. He continued here until the Fall of 1941, when he enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps and served on the East coast for two years. Since returning home, he had not been active in his practice. Always a follower of sport, Dr. Tyrer spent much of his time in the Summer boating and fishing. Excepting the two years he was in the Army, he had never missed a Summer at Big Bay Point since he was four years old. Interested in hockey, he had been the doctor for the Intermediate A Team this past Winter. Some years ago he had served on the Board of Education and was chairman of finance. A member of the Corinthian Lodge, AF and AM, he belonged to Trinity Anglican Church and was an executive member of the Barrie Conservative Association. Soon after graduation, Dr. Tyrer married Myrtle Wiles, but she died shortly after the birth of their first child. Alma, now Mrs. Harve Wilson of Barrie. In 1914, Dr. Tyrer married Violet Brownlee of Barrie, who survives. Also surviving are five children by the second marriage. Hugh Edward of Montreal, John Brownlee with the Hudson`s Bay Co. at Fort Hope, in Northern Ontario. Mrs E.G. Williamson (Audrey) in Barrie, Lorne Thomas with the Department of Transport at North Bay, and Miss Kaireen Margaret at home. There are four grandchildren. Dr. Roy Tyrer was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Lorne Tyrer, by six years. The funeral service, Saturday afternoon, May 31, held at the Lloyd and Steckley Funeral Home, was conducted by Rev. H.R. Howden. There were beautiful flowers from Corinthian Lodge, Intermediate A Hockey Team, the Canadian General Electric Co., and the medical staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital, and several others. Friends and relatives attended from Montreal, North Bay, Toronto, Hillsdale and the surrounding district. The pallbearers were Clarence Simpson, C. A. McBride, Edward Hooper, Major J. Smith, Clifford Carley, and Ralph Urry. Interment was in Barrie Union Cemetery.

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MRS. WILLIAM M. GILL

The Orillia Packet & Times, Nov 4, 1937

There entered into rest on the 27th of this month another of the highly respected pioneers of Matchedash, in the person of Mrs. William M. Gill, after two weeks’ illness. Mrs Gill was born in Chinacousy. Her maiden name was Annie Laughlin, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Laughlin. She came as a young girl to Matchedash in 1875. In 1877 she married Mr. William Gill and has resided here ever since. She was in her seventy-ninth year. She and Mr. Gill celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage on May 24 of this year. She leaves to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother, seven sons, four daughters, thirty-four grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her sons are Erwin, of Severn Falls, Charles, of Winnipeg, Joseph S., of Saskatoon, William, Norman, Reginald and Frank, of Matchedash; four daughters, Mrs. D.C. Cotton, of Longford, Mrs. E. Hawke, of Coldwater, Mrs. Ervie Orr, of Listowel, Mrs. Richardson, residing with her parents. The service was held in the home by the Rev Canon G.R. Maconachie, on Saturday, the 30th. The hymns sung were the favourites of the deceased, There is no night in Heaven, The sands of time are sinking. Mrs. Gill was a staunch member of the Anglican church. All the family were able to be at the bedside with the exception of the two sons in the West. Mrs. Gill also leaves four brothers, David and Joseph Laughlin in Saskatchewan, Albert, of Midland, and James, of Matchedash. Interment was in St. James’s cemetery, Orillia. Her pallbearers were her five sons and Mr. Norris Gill, a grandson. Friends attending the funeral included a large number from a distance, Midland, Galt, Orillia, Waubaushene, Warminster, Longford, Coldwater and Foxmead. Mrs. Gill was kind, gentle, loving, hospitable, and her end was peace.

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Mr. Jacob Robert Gill

The Orillia Packet & Times, Aug. 26, 1937

DEATHS - GILL - In Matchedash on Wednesday, August 25, 1937, Jacob Robert Gill, beloved husband of Mary Jane Kitchen, in his 73rd year. The funeral will be held to St. John’s church, Matchedash, a 2:30 on Friday, August 27.
DITTO - MATCHEDASH - In the passing on of Mr. Jacob Robert Gill Matchedash loses its oldest born resident. Mr. Gill, the youngest son of the late Joseph Sutherland and Catherine Hartford Gill, was born in this township in eighteen sixty-five, and with the exception of some four years, lived his life here. Mr. Gill had been ill for about one year, passing peacefully away the evening of August 25. Mr Gill was a staunch Anglican, a real member of St. John’s church here. He leaves to mourn the loss of a most devoted husband and father his widow and eight children; Miss Lena at home, Mrs. Noble Lovering, Kathleen, Mrs. W.H. Baker, Muriel, in this township; Mrs. Clarence Walker, Jean, of Eady; Mrs. J.H. Page, Jessie, of Orillia, and three sons, J. Guy Gill, of Orillia; Messrs. J. Edmund and Rodney at home. He was laid to rest on August 27 in St. John’s cemetery, service being conducted by the Rev. Canon G.R. Maconachie. The large number who attended the last rites testified to the love and respect in which he was held. Those from a distance included Messrs. J.F. Law and Herbert Gray, Mrs. L. Staines, Mrs. Jos. Kitchen, Miss J.B. Gray, of Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gray, of Lauderdale, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. William Gill and Mr. H. Oakley, of Midland; Mr. R.J. Harvie, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. J. Rawson, Mr. D. Baker, Dr. W.C. Gilchrist, Mr. S. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Cotton, Miss M. McNabb, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Kitchen, Messrs. Gerald Nelson, Reginald and Russell Kitchen, of Orillia; Mr. and Mrs. H. Gill of Illinois, U.S.A., late of Atherley; Mrs. G. Price, Mr. Morris Gervais, , Miss Ella Breech, of Waubaushene; Mr. Dudley Swann, of Midland; Mr. Jas. Taylor, Orillia; Mr.and Mrs. T.E. Kitchen, of Orillia. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.

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CHARLES JARRATT

The Orillia Packet, July 11, 1884

Charles Jarratt's death removed one of our first settlers. In July, 1831, he came out from London, England, and settled in Oro, where he lived ever since, witnessing and joining in the transformation of the wilderness into fruitful fields. He long filled the offices of postmaster, magistrate, and other important situations in local affairs. He was a cousin of the late Mr. Smith, father of Mrs. G. J. Booth, Orillia. A very large funeral cortege followed the remains to the grave. Mr. Jarratt leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter. He was a native of Greenwich.

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MRS. WALTER BARR

The Orillia Packet & Times, October 11, 1934

One of the oldest pioneers of the Township of Medonte, Mrs. Jane Barr, widow of the late Walter Barr, passed away in her 94th year, at the home of her grandson, Herbert L. Ball, on Wednesday, October 3. She had been in her usual good health until a few days previous to her death. She was formerly Miss Jane Dunlop and was born in Philadelphia in 1840, coming to Canada two years later, and residing in the vicinity of Warminster ever since. She was married in 1864 to Walter Barr, who predeceased her 60 years ago. She leaves to mourn her loss three children, Mrs. Joseph Moon, Eady; Walter Barr, of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba; and Wm. Barr, of Port Arthur. One daughter, Jennie, died in childhood and another daughter, Mrs. W. Ball, died in 1912. There are 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. The funeral was held on Saturday from her late residence and was largely attended. The Rev. W.J. Province, of Warminster, conducted the service and the pallbearers were William Moon, Walter Moon, Herbert L. Ball, John Brechin, Adrian Isaac and Etley Lovering. Burial took place in St. James's cemetery, Orillia. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. Walter Barr, of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Toland, of Brantford.

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ADAM PATERSON

Barrie Northern Advance, May 29, 1861

DIED - At Orillia, on the 17th instant, Adam Paterson, Esq., in the 45th year of his age. It is with feelings of more than ordinary regret that we announce in our obituary of today the death of Mr. Adam Paterson, of Orillia. Though suffering for a year or two past from debility, the termination of his illness was very striking. On Tuesday, the 16th instant, he attended to the duties of the Division Court; on Wednesday he was unable to transact business, and on Friday, soon after three o'clock, p.m., he breathed his last. Inflammation of the chest, which extended to the lungs, produced this sudden and fatal change. Mr. Paterson was a native of Edinburgh, and had the advantage of being in the office of a respectable solicitor in that city for several years previous to leaving Scotland. Residing in Orillia for the greater part of a quarter of a century, as a merchant, and as Clerk to the Division Court, he was extensively known. His excellent business talents, his inflexible integrity, his general intelligence, combined to command the esteem in which he was held by the community. It may be emphatically said that he was an upright and valuable member of society; and while he possessed the confidence of the public, there were many to whom his advice, always freely given, was of much service, and who will greatly feel his loss. We may add that no man in the County of Simcoe more highly appreciated Mr. Paterson's valuable qualities, than the distinguished Judge who presides over the Division Courts of this County.

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MR FREDERICK DALLAS

The Orillia Packet, June 24, 1881

From the Cincinnatti Gazette we clip the following "sketch of the life of one of Cincinnatti's most honoured citizens":- In many respects Mr. Frederick Dallas was a man who left his mark in the world. He was born in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, April 18, 1813. His father was a merchant of that city in very comfortable circumstances, and sent Frederick to a boarding school at Galashiels, a beautifully situated manufacturing village within one mile of Abbotsford, the residence and grounds of Sir Walter Scott, where he remained about six years, receiving a plain, substantial education. His taste lay more in the acquirement of the Latin language than in any other branch of study. He stood high in his class in this department, and in after life found it very valuable in aiding him to acquire the French language, with which he was familiar since the period of his residence in France, shortly after he came of age. At the age of fourteen Mr. Dallas entered the employment of the Bank of Scotland, in Edinburgh, where he remained seven years, being the first apprentice that institution ever had. Here he received a valuable commercial training, but shortly after the death of his father, his mother also having previously died, he left the employment of the bank, and spent part of two years in travelling. He saw the inhabitants of other countries, studied their habits and manners and witnessed many of the wonders said to be found in the ancient cities of Italy, Spain, and other countries. He visited France where he resided for some time in the fortified city of Arras, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, etc., and sailed for Montreal from Gibraltar. Here another important period in his life began. Shortly after his arrival in Toronto, he was joined by his brother and his family from Scotland, and all of them settled near the village of Orillia, situated on lake Simcoe, a beautiful sheet of water thirty by twenty miles, lying between lakes Ontario and Huron.- Here Mr. Dallas spent twelve years of his life, actively engaged in a variety of occupations. In Canada he held several public offices, such as Township Clerk, Magistrate, and Township Councillor. While in Canada his politics were those of loyalty to Britain, in contradistinction to the liberal or anti-British party, and during the rebellion of Mackenzie and Papineau he shouldered his rifle and went out to the defence of the Government. After travelling about 120 miles, mostly on foot, and having gone out a private, he returned a Lieutenant. When upon this occasion he laid down the weapons of his military career he never expected to take them up again, but during the great national struggle General Kirby Smith's demonstrations of attacking Cincinnatti caused him to shoulder a heavy Prussian musket and go through a course of drill, even when he was nearly five years over the age when he became free from liability to perform military duty. On reaching Cincinnatti, Frederick Dallas engaged in book-keeping. At the expiration of a little over a year after his arrival he married Miss Anna Brownrigg, a native of the County of Wicklow, Ireland, his surviving wife. While keeping the books of the Globe Rolling Mill, Worthington & Co. proprietors, he accidentally fixed up the books of a pottery company of this city, and through this trifling accident was led to suggest the erection of Hamilton Road Pottery, which he soon afterward carried on with two of the partners of the former firm. It proved a sound and safe investment. He soon began to manufacture an immense quantity of fruit jars during the fruit season. In course of time he became the sole proprietor of Hamilton Road Pottery. He enlarged its premises adding a good deal of machinery to his works, and became engaged in the manufacture of cream colour and white granite goods. He made quite expensive investments in white clay and flint banks in the states of Illinois and Missouri. He achieved a great success in the manufacture of white ware, obtaining his materials from the states of South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri, and Illinois. As regards his politics, Mr. Dallas was a reliable Republican, though he never cared for any office. As to religion, he was a most fervent and devout Presbyterian. He became a member of the Central Presbyterian Church a few years after it was established in 1844. He was subsequently elected as a trustee, and afterward as Elder , the latter being his religious office at the time of his death. As a businessman, and in every capacity and phase of his useful life, he was noted for his strict integrity and high minded principles. It is stated that he never rode in a streetcar on Sunday but once. As one of his most intimate friends remarked yesterday, " He was a man nice almost to a fault about his obligations. He would not take advantage of a man, even in such cases where business custom might allow it. He was square, honest, upright, even in his smallest actions." On account of this honesty, he enjoyed the confidence of all, and became, in the course of time, the executor of several estates. About three years ago he had seven in charge. He was entrusted with moneys from widows, who placed implicit trust in his business capacity. Mr. Dallas enjoyed comparatively good health until a few months ago. His incessent labours finally told on his consititution. He was not only actively engaged in business pursuits, but in continuous works of church interests. About three weeks ago he sustained an attack of pneumonia, to which he succumbed. In every capacity of his useful career he was a man who lived for principle, and never swerved from the strict line of duty.- If we are not mistaken, Mr. Dallas remained a British subject until his death.

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CHRISTOPHER SHIRE

The Orillia Packet, July 10, 1891

Christopher Shire was the son of Chas. Shire, one of the first settlers. He was an intelligent neighbor, and industrious man. Failing health induced him to dispose of his farm in Medonte and remove to Orillia, in the hope that rest and medical assistance might bring alleviation of pain; but no improvement followed, and on Monday he succumbed to dyspepsia and its results. He leaves a widow, and one son is a photographer here.

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Wm. SANDERS

Barrie Northern Advance, March 13, 1879

The late Wm Sanders, Esq., whose death we formally chronicle among our obituary notices, was born on the 28th August 1807, at Addicraft, Co. of Cornwall, England. He emigrated to America in 1830, and took up residence in Nova Scotia, where he lived till 1849. In 1840 he was appointed Collector of Colonial Duties, at Walton. In 1841 he was made a Justice of the Peace for Hanta Co., and in 1843 he was gazetted as 1st Lieu. of Militia. The following year he was admitted as one of Her Majesty's Deputy Surveyers of land, and was also appointed Postmaster for Kempt. In 1845 Mr. Sanders erected by his sole efforts a place of worship for the adherents of the Church of England at Walton, where, holding monthly meetings, he for some years officiated as Lay Reader by appointment of the then Bishop of Nova Scotia. Studying during 1848 and 1849 with Thomas Curran, Esq., of King's College, Windsor, with the view of taking orders in the Church, he was, through business reverses, reluctantly compelled to give up his intentions. Mr. Sanders removed to Canada West in 1849 and conducted a private school for a few years, among his pupils being sons of the Rev. S. Givins, Capt. J.B. Harris and others. Having settled in Barrie in 1855, he resumed the practice of his profession of land surveying. The deceased gentleman wherever known was held in high esteem for the many good qualities he possessed. He has passed away at a ripe old age, leaving behind him the record of a life of probity and usefulness and a family name of which the sons and other relatives who survive him may justly feel proud.

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JAMES DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet & Times, July 22, 1937

JAMES DUNLOP - Medonte lost one of its best known and most beloved residents by death in the person of Mr. James Dunlop, at his residence near Coldwater, on Saturday, July 17, in his 88th year. Mr. Dunlop was born at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 1850, and came to this district when a boy. His father and mother were John and Ellen Dunlop, and both predeceased him over 50 years ago. He had two brothers and one sister, John, who died at the age of 33, Samuel, who died at a good age, and Mrs. Thos. Kent, of Eady, who survives him. Mr. Dunlop married Miss Emma Johnson, of South Haven Michigan, who died on December 25, 1915. Seven sons survive, Claude, Morgan and Dean at the old homestead, Andrew of Coldwater, Dell, Thomas and Bruce, of Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Dunlop left seven grandchildren, Cecil, Irene and Morley, children of his fourth son, Andrew; Kemrie, Wirt, Richard and Eugene, sons of his second son Dell. Mr. Dunlop enjoyed good health for the greater part of his life and only began to fail in the past two or three months. All his children and grandchildren were present at his funeral. Four grandchildren, Kemrie, Wirt, Richard and Cecil Dunlop and his two youngest sons, Thomas and Bruce Dunlop were his pallbearers. Interment was at Hobart cemetery, beside his wife. The Rev. Arthur Harden, of Coldwater, and the Rev. Mr. Atton, of Fergus, conducted the funeral services.

Ditto - DEATHS - DUNLOP - At his residence, concession 9, Township of Medonte, on Saturday, July 17, 1937, James Dunlop, in his 88th year. The funeral was held from his residence, on Monday, July 19, at 2 o'clock. Interment was made to Hobart cemetery.

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ANDREW WRAY

The Orillia Packet, August 24, 1888

Andrew Wray, who died on Sunday before last was born in Shropshire, and emigrated to New York in 1851. Ten years later he came to Canada, and resided in Caledon for many years. In 1875 he took up a bush farm in the Township of Matchedash, which his sons cleared and cultivated. Living a very retired life, he took no part in public affairs. He leaves five sons and three daughters, all grown up. He was a member of the Church of England.

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MRS. MCPHEE

The Orillia Packet, August 24, 1888

Mrs. McPhee, lately deceased at the good old age of about ninety-three years, and respected by all who knew her, was mother of the late William McPhee, a prominent resident in Mara; and Mr. W.R. McPhee, Township Clerk of Mara, Mr. D.J. McPhee, Indian Agent at Rama, Mr. S.D. McPhee, L.D.S., of Orillia, and others, are her grandsons. Needless to mention that she was one of our pioneer settlers, when her husband was one of the Glengarry Fencibles who fought at the historical Stoney Creek, and took part in many other engagements. She was born, not in Europe, as might be supposed, but in the old Red River settlement, now Manitoba.

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ABNER BALL

The Orillia Packet, September 21, 1888- Warminster

Death has again visited our village and carried off one of its oldest pioneers, in the person of Abner Ball, who died on the 9th inst. He was born in the County of Limerick, Ireland, in the year 1814, and came to Canada in 1839. Several years later he married Diannah Bailey, and settled in Medonte, on his well known farm, and there in the backwoods he hewed out a home for his family, most of whom are now married. During his latter years he was not very strong. He was of a very quiet, retiring disposition, and much esteemed. He leaves a wife and large family, who have the sympathy of the neighborhood in their bereavement.

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BERNARD MOFFATT (originally MOFFIT)

"The Orillia Packet, 29 June, 1922 "Bernard Moffatt, Centenarian"

"Bernard Moffatt, who passed away peacefully on his farm near Udney on the ninth Concession of Mara was born just 100 years ago. He had been a resident of Mara for over 50 years. He was the son of Darby Moffatt of Grange, in the County of Sligo, Ireland, where he was born, and his mother's name was Nancy Gilmartin. He came from the town of Pickering with his parents and other members of the family when he was nineteen years of age. Shortly after the family moved to New York, but Mr. Moffat remained in Pickering. Not finding New York to their liking, the family returned to Pickering, with the exception of two children who had died in the States. From Pickering they moved to the Township of Mara where they took up 25 acres of land. Mr. Bernard Moffatt followed his parents and took 2 5 acres of land beside them. He afterwards added 100 acres to his farm and resided on it over 60 years and up to the day of his death. Mr. Moffatt was of a kindly disposition and took an interest in people he met, both old and young. He was always interested in municipal affairs, though he took no active part. Up to the very last he was quite conscious and talked with members of the family. For three weeks before he died he was unable to leave his bed, but he chatted about old friends of 70 or 80 years ago and told those who saw him of things which happened in Ireland when he was a boy. Mr. Moffatt married Mary Ryan, a native of the county Mayo, Ireland, in Pickering, who lived to the age of 82 years and died only eight years ago.nHe leaves five members of his family: Mrs. McCann, of Havelock; Anna and Thomas at home; Mrs. James McIlroy, Edney; Mrs. A. E. Higgins and Norah at Buffalo. All were present at the funeral except Mr. Higgins, who was unable to come owing to illness in the family. His brother-in-law, Mr. Patrick Ryan, of London, also attended. The funeral took place on Saturday last to St. Andrew's church, Brechin, which he always attended as long as he was able. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father Morroe who had also ministered the last rites of the Church before Mr. Moffatt passed away. The pallbearers were James McIlroy, Peter McCann, John Moffatt, James Holmes, Thomas McCann and Tobey Maloney. Interment took place at Brechin. Mr. Moffatt was a quiet, temperate man and during his long life never used tobacco."

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MR. J.W. BEARD

The Orillia Packet, April 15, 1915- A PIONEER OF ‘32 - Death of MR. J.W. BEARD in his 97th Year- The late J.W. Beard, whose death occurred at Jarratt on March 31st, was probably the last survivor of the pioneers who settled this district in 1831 and 1832, at least of those who were old enough at that time to remember their coming. Mr. Beard was born in December, 1818, and was therefore thirteen years old when he came to Canada, with his parents, and in his ninety-seventh year when he died. They were six weeks crossing the ocean, but the journey by land, by way of Toronto and Holland Landing took even longer, and when they arrived at their future home in Medonte on the 5th of June 1832, it was just three months from the day they had sailed from England. Orillia was then an Indian village, with only a few white people on the outskirts. When the Mackensie rebellion broke out in 1837, Mr. Beard went to Toronto, and joined the force under Col. Thorn. Following this, he got a position as Sheriff’s Officer, which he held for several years. During his term of office the trial of the Markham gang took place. He used to recall standing guard while the blacksmith riveted the shackles on the prisoners. Maggie Morrow, then of Reach, and in her twelfth year, and afterwards Mrs. Hiram Barnhardt, was the most important witness in this famous trial. The court house was then on Church street, Toronto. Shortly after this trial, Mr. Beard decided to return to farming, and bought and cleared a farm on the eleventh concession of Medonte. Later on he returned to the old homestead, where he lived for the remainder of his active life, and where he died. Mr. Beard was twice married. His first wife died in 1847, leaving one son. His second wife, Miss Elizabeth Martin of Markham, predeceased him by twelve years. He is survived by four sons and five daughters - John and James of Auburn, N.Y.; Mrs. R. Rix, Orillia; Mrs. J.J. Rix, Wetaskiwin; Mrs. Rosser, Toronto; Mrs. W.J. Rix, Jarratt; Miss Beard, at home; Albert of Carley, and Arthur on the homestead. Mr. Beard was a member of the Church of England and a staunch conservative. He was ambitious and energetic. He was a good type of the pioneers who opened up this district to civilization. He had a retentive memory, and to the end could clearly recall and relate incidents of his boyhood. He could distinctly remember the accession, coronation and marriage of Queen Victoria. He lived during the reigns of six British soverigns. Though the roads were in bad condition, the funeral was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. W.J. Carson, who spoke impressively from John 3:16. All his children were able to attend except Mrs. J.J. Rix of Wetaskiwin. Others from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Anderson and Miss Anderson, of Galt, and Messrs. Harvie and Gordon Rosser of Toronto. Mrs. S.S. Clarke, of Calgary, a favorite niece, had visited him before his death. The pallbearers were his four sons and Messrs. W.J. Rix of Jarratt, and Matthew Baird.

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MARTHA BRADEN DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet & Times, August 20, 1931- Dunlop- At her residence, lot 2, concession 11, Township of Oro, on Monday, August 17, 1931, Martha Braden, beloved wife of the late Neil Dunlop, aged 70. The funeral took place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Daunt Reid, lot 1, concession 10, Medonte, on Wednesday, August 19. Interment St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orilllia.

The Orillia Packet & Times, August 27, 1931 - MRS. NEIL DUNLOP - A shock was felt in the community at the death of Mrs. Neil Dunlop who passed away at her home near Jarratt, on Monday, August 17, in her 71st year. Mrs. Dunlop, whose maiden name was Martha Ann Braden, was born in Medonte township near Warminster in 1861. In 1879, she married the late Neil Dunlop, who predeceased his wife 11 years ago. For a number of years, she and her husband lived in Medonte township, and thirty years ago moved to Oro township. Mrs. Dunlop was a member of St. Luke’s church. Mrs. Dunlop had been ailing for the past two years, and on Monday passed quietly away. She is survived by her six children, Mrs. John McKinlay, Jarratt; Mrs. John Bloomfield, Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. John Rankin, Jarratt; Mrs. James McNabb, Chinook, Alberta; Mrs. Daunt Reid, Jarrett; and Mr. Mord. Dunlop, who resides on the homestead. Also three brothers and three sisters remain. They are Mrs. M.E. Moynihan, Rochester, New York, Mrs. Frank Hodgkinson, Jarratt; Miss Mae Ross, Simpson, Saskatchewan; Messrs. Seth and James Braden, in the West, and Mr. Michael Braden, of Orillia. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. John Bloomfield and son William, of Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. M.E. Maynihan, Rochester, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Borchard, Rochester, New York; Miss Sarah Millard, Newmarket, and Mrs. Rarig, of Texas. The pallbearers were four grandsons and two nephews, Mord. and Seth McKinlay, William Bloomfield, Bruce Boadway and Frank and James Hodgkinson. The funeral was large and the floral tributes beautiful and many. Interment was in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

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MRS. R. DUNLOP

Orillia Packet and Times, Nov. 5, 1931- MRS. R. DUNLOP - It was with deep sorrow that the people of Warminster and district heard of the sudden passing of Mrs. R. Dunlop, who died as the result of a motor accident near Price’s Corner, on Saturday, October 31. The deceased, whose maiden name was Victoria Ann (Nancy) Ansley, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Ansley. She was born in Camden Township on August 17, 1862. In the year 1886 she married Mr. Ronald Dunlop, of Warminster, where she has resided ever since. Mrs. Dunlop was a member of Warminster United church, being particularly interested in the Women’s Association, of which she was president for the past twenty years. Her death has deprived that organization of an ardent and enthusiastic leader. She was ever a friend to all, one who was tender, loving and kind. She dearly loved her church and its activities and gave unstintingly of her time and substance. During her busy life she always had time for the young people of the district, who will remember the happy hours spent in her home. Mrs. Dunlop was a loving wife and mother, a great citizen, a loving member of the church and a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed and long remembered by everyone who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one daughter, Mrs. N. Teskey, of Warminster, two brothers, Amos Ansley, of British Columbia, and William, of Elmvale, one sister, Elizabeth, of Warminster, also six grandchildren as well as an adopted son, Mr. Ed. Fenwick, of Orillia. The funeral service was held at the home of her daughter, on Tuesday, November 3, and was conducted by her pastor the Rev. F.G. Meek, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Madden, of Coldwater. Interment was at Orillia cemetery. Many beautiful floral tributes paid silent homage to the loved memory of the deceased. The pall bearers were Messrs. D. and H. Ansley, Elmvale; Jas. and Alan Teskey, Jos. Reid and Geo. Johnson, Warminster. Among those attending from a distance were Mr. Wm. Ansley, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kerr and family, Mrs. W. Cotton and family, Messrs. Dawson and Harry Ansley and R. and W. Black, of Elmvale; Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Sanderson, Mr. and Mrs. E. McFadden and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. LeGear and Mrs. Anna LeGear, of Barrie; Mrs. M. Ansley, Mrs. R. Langdon, Mr. W. Marr, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dunlop, Mr. and Mrs. C. Butler, Mr. Werrin, Mrs. A. Meek and son John, of Toronto.

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MARTHA FERRIS DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet, Thursday, September 16, 1897 - WARMINSTER - On Friday, September 3rd, death came as a relief to Mrs. Jas. Dunlop, whose sufferings extended over a period of two years. The cause of her death was glandular tumor, to remove which she underwent two operations at the hands of the physicians. As a last resort she was sent to the General Hospital, Toronto, where it was considered fatal to attempt its removal. The deceased, whose maiden name was Martha Ferris, was born at Coulson, Medonte, on May 16, 1862, and was therefore in her 36th year. The remains were interred in the Protestant cemetery, Orillia, on Sunday last. At the house Mr. Hicks conducted a religious service, and the Rev. Canon Greene officiated at the grave. The husband has the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. He is left with a family of six young children to care and provide for.

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THOMAS YOUNG

Mr. Thomas Young died at his residence on Elizabeth Street, on Wednesday, Feb 8th. Interment took place in the Grenfel Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, when the body was laid to rest beside that of Mrs. Young, who died eighteen months ago. Rev. D. Booth conducted the services, six sons being pall-bearers. The funeral cortege was the largest ever seen in this district, thus showing the respect for the deceased. The late Mr. Young was a native of Yorkshire, England, and came to Canada in 1852. After living for ten years in Whitby, he moved to Vespra where he remained for forty years, then coming into town to spend the evening of his days and enjoy a well-earned rest. Since coming to Barrie seven years ago, Mr. Young was a valued member of the Elizabeth St. Methodist Church. The family is composed of six daughters and six sons, all of whom were here for the funeral, in fact Mrs. Angus Campbell, of Killam, Alta., has been here for a couple of months. The other members are: Mrs. Thos. Teasdale, of Minesing; Mrs. Wm. Parr, of Grenfel; Mrs. Alex Burrell, of Goodwood; Miss Belle and Miss Olive, at home; Messrs. T. T. and A. C. of Barrie; Robert, of Grand Forks, N.D.; Edwin of Winnipeg and William of Sunderland.

Source: The Northern Advance, February 16, 1911, page 8

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MARY JANE (NEE YOUNG) CAMPBELL

Ald. T. T. Young bereaved
On the evening of Good Friday a telegram, came to Mr. T. T. Young announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. Angus Campbell, formerly of Edenvale, but now of Kingman, Alberta. The news came as a great shock to the friends here as they had not even heard she was ill. She was here on a visit this winter, having come down with her husband who was sent as a farmer’s delegate to Ottawa and left here with him on March, 2nd, for her home in fair health and spirits. She was 54 years of age and leaves, besides her brothers and sisters, a family of ten namely; Mrs. A. Bishop of Grenfel, Vespra; Mrs. E. Knupp of Minesing; Mrs. Marshall of Ivy; Mrs. R. Stranahan of Edenvale; Miss Nellie, nurse in the Yukon; Bella, Myrtle, Lillie and Grace at home and one son, Donald of Round Hill, near their home. This is the first break in a family of twelve children, five sisters and six sons surviving. They were all present at the funeral of their father here in March.

Source: The Northern Advance, April 20, 1911, page 5

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ALEXANDER DUNLOP (SON OF ANDREW DUNLOP)

The Orillia Packet, September 14, 1933

To his many friends who talked to him on the market in Orillia on Saturday, the announcement that Mr. Alexander Dunlop had died suddenly at his home, near Warminster, ot 4, concession 14, Medonte, on Sunday, September 10, came as a great shock. Mr. Dunlop was born on the farm where he died, on October 8, 1857, and was therefore 76 years of age. He had lived there for seventy years, having been away for six years in British Columbia. He leaves his widow, Mary Ellen Fraser, to whom he was married in 1911, one son, Leslie Alexander; one daughter, Mary Janet; a step son, James Longmore, all at home, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Thomas Elliotson, of St. Catharines, and four grandchildren. He is survived by three brothers, Ronald, of Warminster; James, of Meota, Saskatchewan, and William, of Toronto. The funeral was held on Tuesday, September 12, from the family residence to St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia. The service was conducted by the Rev. J.W. Province, assisted by the Rev. Mr. McKaye, and Mrs. Province sang “In The Garden” Some of his favorite hymns were also sung including Rock of Ages, Jesus Lover of My Soul, and Nearer My God To Thee. There were many beautiful floral tributes, including wreathes from the Woman’s Institute and the Ladies’ Aid of the United church. The Pallbearers were Joseph Reid, Melville Kent, Joseph Ball, of Warminster, Charles Ball, of Orillia, Mord Dunlop of Bass Lake, and John McKinley, of Jarratt. Among those present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dunlop and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Dunlop, all of Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Elliotson, of St. Catharines.

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ANDREW DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet, Friday, April 10, 1885- WARMINSTER

It is my painful duty to announce the death of another of Medonte’s pioneers, the late Mr. Andrew Dunlop. Deceased was a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland, and emigrated to Medonte with his parents three brothers and one sister, forty-two years ago. The subject of this sketch, who married shortly afterwards, moved to Squire Thompson’s farm, near Atherley, then known as the “Narrows” There he remained for two years. Upon the death of his father he returned to the homestead, Lot 4, Concession 14, Medonte, where he resided to the time of his death, which took place, after an illness of two months’ duration, on Good Friday, 3rd April, at the age of 63 years, 4 months. The funeral took place on Easter Sunday and was very largely attended. The remains were conveyed to Orillia Cemetery, now the resting place of many of our first settlers. Deceased had a family of nine sons and two daughters, of whom seven sons and one daughter survive. The eldest, Thomas, born at Atherly, is now a resident of the Canadian North-West.

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RONALD DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet, July 2, 1936- DEATHS- DUNLOP- At Warminster, on Thursday, June 18, 1936, Ronald Dunlop, in his seventy-eighth year. Interment was in St. Andrew’s cemetery, Orillia.

Death removed one of Medonte’s pioneers when Ronald Dunlop, who had been ill for about four months, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Norman Teskey, at Warminster on June 18. Mr. Dunlop was born at Warminster on the eighth day of February, 1859, and resided there all his life. He was the fourth son of Andrew Dunlop and Janet Livingston, who came to Canada from Scotland nearly one hundred years ago. In 1887 Mr. Dunlop married Victoria Ann Ansley, of Newburg, Ontario, who predeceased him nearly five years ago. He was a life long member of the Warminster Methodist church (now Warminster United church) and always took an active part in its social activities. The funeral service was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Norman Teskey, conducted by the Rev. G.W. Snell and the Rev. A. MacVicar. The pallbearers were six of his friends, Messrs. Walter Marr, George Johnston, Joseph Moon, Herbert Goss, Joseph Reid and Michael Naughton. Interment was made at St. Andrw’s cemetery. Mr. Dunlop leaves to mourn his loss, one daughter, Mrs. Norman Teskey, of Warminster, and two brothers, William, of Toronto, Ontario, and James, of Meota, Saskatchewan.

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WILLIAM FRASER DUNLOP

DR. W.F. DUNLOP DIES; PYORRHEA RESEARCHER, 73 - Originated Own Treatment Using Oxygen (special to the Herald Tribune) Huntington, L.I.

May 16 1938, Dr. William F. Dunlop, who originated the Dunlop oyxgen treatment for Pyorrhea, involving the injection of oxygen into the gums, died here today at his summer home. He was seventy-three years old. Surviving are a son, William D. (sic) Dunlop, Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Elmo Tiefel and Mrs. John B. Redd, and two brothers, Harry E. and Alexander Dunlop. Dr. Dunlop was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, and was graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1888. After practicing in the Middle West, he went to China in 1906, where he studied Pyorrhea treatment for three years. After returning to the United States, he practiced in New York with offices at 424 Madison Avenue. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Microscopic Society, both of Great Britain, and held an honorary degree from the University of Vienna. He was a member of the First Dental Society of New York and the American Dental Association. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Cooke Funeral Chapel, 117 West seventy- second Street.

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HARRY EDWARD DUNLOP (my grandfather)

DR. HARRY DUNLOP, EX-BORO PHYSICIAN

Pelham, N.Y., July 15- Dr. Harry E. Dunlop, a physician who formerly practiced in Brooklyn for 25 years died yesterday in his home, 101 Monterey Ave. He was 80. Born in Ontario, Canada, he was a graduate of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and Toronto Medical School. He began is medical career in an Alpena, Mich. hospital, where he interned and served as a resident physician for three years before going into private practice in Ohio. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amelia M. Dunlop; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara David and Mrs. Margaret Ronkette, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jenks Funeral Home, 23 E. 2d St., Mount Vernon.

DR. H.E. DUNLOP

At Pelham, New York, July 14, 1944, Dr. H. E. Dunlop passed away in his eighty-first year. He was the son of Alex and Jane Fraser Dunlop and one of a family of ten children all of whom were born and spent their early years in and around Orillia. Born in 1864, he received his grammar school and high school education in Orillia and served his apprenticeship in the drug store of the late Herbert Cooke prior to studying pharmacy in Toronto. Later, following in the footsteps of an older brother Dr. J. D. Dunlop, he was graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto. He practiced in Alpena, Michigan; Findley, Ohio; Canton, Missouri and for the past twenty-five years in Brooklyn, New York City. Always intent on keeping abreast of medicine’s advance, he continued to study, and during the past five years of his retirement one seldom found him without some voluminous work in his hand. The study of cancer took much of his time and it was with this plague that he wrestled even past his active years. His opinions and writings have greatly enhanced the store of knowledge on this subject. Dr. Dunlop’s brothers and sisters with the exception of Mrs. Dixon, his twin, still living in Canada, have predeceased him. Best known of these to the older Orillians were Thomas B. Dunlop and Mrs. E. Baker. Surviving are his widow and four children, Newell Fraser Dunlap and Helen of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Jenkin R. David and Mrs. George Ronkette of Pelham, New York.

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JAMES DONALD DUNLOP

Obituary from The Alpena News March 2 1921 and funeral announcement from the Alpena News of March 4 1921.

DR. J.D. DUNLOP, PHYSICIAN HERE 37 YEARS, DEAD

Was Oldest Active Member of Profession in City After an illness extending over the past five months, Dr. James D. Dunlop, one of the most prominent physicians in Michigan, passed away this morning about nine o’clock at his home, 526 West Chisholm street. Mrs. Dunlop and his three daughters being present at the end. By a singular coincidence, Dr. Dunlop’s death occurred exactly 37 years to the date after his coming to Alpena to reside, and at the close of his 65th year of life- years that have been filled with work of value to the community in which he lived and work of value to the medical profession at large. Unsparing of his personal effort, generous to a great degree, hundreds of friends will mourn his death as a personal loss. Dr. Dunlop was born in Orillia, Ontario of sturdy Scotch parentage and was educated in the schools of that town, completing his medical education at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont. Later, Dr. Dunlop went on to New York where he entered post graduate courses in that university, from which he also graduated. Alpena First Location Alpena was Dr. Dunlop’s first location in beginning the practice of medicine and it has been his only location. Coming to this city in 1884 when the only way in was by stage over a snow-drifted road in March, in company with his brother, the Dunlops opened the first hospital in this section. This was located in what is now the Beck Creamery Company’s block, and was very successful. Lumbering was a its height in those days and accidents followed one another in quick succession, which made the new hospital a haven of refuge for the men of the mills and camps, the nearest hospital previously having been at Bay City. This in connection with a drug store was conducted by the Dunlop brothers for several years, when Dr. Dunlop went into private practice exclusively and the drug store was removed to the Masonic block where it was run under a different firm. TBC Authority In the medical profession, Dr. Dunlop is recognized as an authority on chest diseases, and has contributed many valuable articles to medical literature on the subject in the various medical magazines. In this state, his work was so highly valued that Dr. Dunlop has been a member of the state clinical staff for some time, while in Alpena, his work with the local Anti-Tuberculosis clinic is too well known in the community to need more than passing mention. Only a year ago, Dr. Dunlop spent some time in New York, working with one of the most noted specialists in this work, and also taking special courses in the eye, ear, nose and throat, it being his intention to delve even further in this field of work. One of his great regrets often expressed during his illness was that he would not be permitted to complete work he had outlined for the good of mankind and his profession. At various times, Dr. Dunlop has been called upon for expert testimony in courts of the state, one of the most noteworthy instances being that of testimony given in a local compensation case, the result of which was a radical amendment of the state compensation laws, making the the responsibility of the employer cover a larger field than it had previous to this case. At the time, the case created national comment, and Dr. Dunlop’s expert evidence was carried in full by the leading medical journals. The discovery and exploitations of the liquor cure was another of Dr. Dunlop’s medical achievements, his “cure” having been one of the very first in the field, and also one of the few really successful cures which have withstood the test of time. Man of Letters. Aside from the medical field, Dr. Dunlop was a man of letters and broad culture. Possessed of a rich fund of imagination, and a facile pen, his contributions to literature have been many, the majority of which have been short poems of occasion. The only lengthy work attempted by him was a novel of merit, “The Forest Lily” which was published several years ago and enjoyed a large scale. In addition, Dr. Dunlop possessed a very deep love of music and was always to be found numbered among the patrons of all musical lines of endeavor in the city. Dr. Dunlop was the oldest practising physician in the city with a record of 37 years of continuous residence. He has been active in all affairs pertaining to his profession, and has been president of the Alpena Medical Association. At the time of his death, he was in the employ of the government in expert tuberculosis work among the ex-service men. Ill Five Months His illness dates from September 27, 1920, when he suffered a heart attack in his office. Rallying from this attack, other complications set in, finally demanding an operation on December 1. For some time after this, it was believed that the doctor was on the road to permanent improvement. Unforeseen complications arose , and Dr. Dunlop was taken to Detroit about a month ago for medical consultation, but given no hope, he was brought back to his home four weeks ago today. Since that time, his case has been a story of untold suffering, heroical endurance, and wonderful vitality- delirious at times, followed by periods of exceptional brightness when he was again his cheerful and clever self. Death is ascribed as due to a variety of complications. Surviving are Mrs. Dunlop and her three daughters, Mrs. F.I. Holmes, Mrs. J.S. Jackson of this city, and Mrs. B.A. Towar of Detroit. In addition, three sisters and four brothers survive, Mrs. George Wood, Toronto; Mrs. Bella Wilson, Detroit; Mrs. J. Dixon, Winnipeg, Man.; Dr. W.F. Dunlop and Dr. H.E. Dunlop, New York City; A.F. Dunlop, Seattle, Wash.; and T.B. Dunlop, Orillia, Ont. Mrs. O.W. Bishop of this city is a niece. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family home, 536 West Chisholm street, with Rev. T.W. Maclean officiating.

Alpena Michigan News, March 4, 1921

DR. DUNLOP FUNERAL TODAY

Attended by a large number of friends, the funeral services for Dr. J.D. Dunlop were held this afternoon at the family residence on Chisholm street, Rev. T.W. Maclean of Trinity Episcopal church officiated assisted by Rev. H.W. Kulhman of the Methodist Episcopal church and Rev. F.A. Ingraham of the Presbyterian church. A quartet composed of Messrs. Charles Richel, Charles W. McLean, Fred Arnold and Ralph B. Henning sang, and six brother physicians, Drs. W.A. Secrist, Leo F. Secrist, C.M. Williams, A.E. Bonneville, E.E. McKnight, and F.J. McDaniels, acted as pallbearers. Other members of the Alpena Medical Association were present in a body. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery in the family lot.

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MARGARET AMELIA DUNLOP

The Weekly Times Orillia, February 27, 1919

Baker - At Orillia, on February 22, Margaret Amelia Dunlop, relict of the late Elijah Baker, in her 69th year. DEATH OF MRS. E. BAKER - Another old resident of Orillia passed away on Saturday, Feb 22, when death claimed Margaret Amelia Dunlop, wife of the late Elijah Baker, in her sixty-ninth year. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Dunlop, and was born in Warminster. About twenty-five years ago she was married to Mr. Elijah Baker, of Orillia. Mrs. Baker’s death is the first break in a family of nine, of which she was the third eldest. Five brothers and three sisters survive, Messrs Thomas Dunlop, Orillia; A.F. Dunlop, Seattle, Wash.; Dr. J.D. Dunlop, Alpena, Mich.; Dr. H.E. Dunlop, and Dr. Wm. F. Dunlop, New York; Mrs. Geo. Wood, Mrs. Alex. Wilson, Boston, and Mrs. Dixon of Winnipeg. Mrs Baker was one whose affectionate nature and many acts of thoughtful kindness endeared her to those priviledged to know her. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon to St. Andrew’s Cemetery, service being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Mackersie. The pallbearers were Messrs. Geo Paine, E.F. Cooke, F.B. Alport, J.B. Henderson, Colin Henderson and James Dunlop. Three brothers, Drs. J.D., H.E., and W.F. Dunlop, attended the funeral.

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THOMAS BARR DUNLOP

The Orillia Packet and Times, Thursday, August 3, 1933

In the death of Thomas Dunlop, which occurred at his home, Colborne street, on Thursday, July 27, another of Orillia’s older citizens and one whose influence for good has been more than usually strong, passed on. Mr. Dunlop was born in Coldwater more than eighty seven years ago, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Dunlop, and was said to have been the first white baby born there. When only two years of age he was brought to Orillia where practically all of his long life was spent. He was one of the few Fenian Raid veterans who are left and valued highly the medal awarded him for that service. He was even more happy, though, over the medal presented to him by the Salvation Army, in recognition of long service. For forty five years he had been a member of the Salvation Army Corp at Orillia, and acted as its treasurer as long as health permitted. He was one of its most faithful and active members and greatly revered for the strength and earnestness of his faith. Though totally blind and confined to his bed, Mr. Dunlop continued to find a wealth of happiness in life, and in the friends who found pleasure and inspiration in an hour spent with him. Though confined to bed, Mr. Dunlop had not been critically ill, and his death came suddenly and quite unexpectedly. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon. A short service was held at the home, followed by one at the Salvation Army Citadel. Tribute to the memory of Mr. Dunlop was paid by Adjt. and Mrs. Godden, of Earlscourt, Toronto, who had come up for the funeral. Adjt. Alderman and Major and Mrs. Steele. Led by the Salvation Army band the funeral proceeded to St. Andrew’s cemetery where interment took place, the pallbearers being Messrs. W.S. Frost, J.H. Vick, D.C. Thomson, J.F. Lawson, George Wilson, and Herbert Scott. On Sunday evening a memorial service was held at the Citadel commemorating the life and service of Mr. Dunlop. Mr. Dunlop had been married three times, to Miss Mary Blain, Mrs. Caroline McLennan, and Mrs. L. Lank. He is survived by his widow and five sons and five daughters, Dr. John Dunlop, of Seattle, Washington; Mrs. James Taylor, Mrs. William Oakley, and Mr. T.C. Dunlop, of Toronto; Mrs. H. Hand, Mrs. W. DeLegran, James and Roy Dunlop and Miss Hazel Dunlop, Orillia, and Mr. Alex. Dunlop, New York. There are also 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Three brothers are Mr. Alex. F. Dunlop of Seattle, Washington; Dr. H.E. Dunlop, Brooklyn, New York, and Dr. W.F. Dunlop, of New York. Amongst those who attended the funeral service on Saturday afternoon were Mrs. Taylor, Miss Jean Smith, Mr. Herbert Hand, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dunlop and Mr. T.C. Dunlop, Toronto; Mr. Alex. Dunlop, New York, and Mr. and Mrs. Thos. King, Hydro Glen.

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MARY JANE FRASER DUNLOP

At Orillia, on January 21st, Jane Frazer, relict of the late Alexander Dunlop.

The Orillia Packet, January 31, 1890- Mrs. Dunlop was one of our old settlers. Along with her parents she lived where the Asylum stands when Orillia was a small village; and when it had grown larger, along with her husband, the late Mr. A. Dunlop, for some time kept a hotel on Front street; but Mrs. Dunlop, who was quite a superior person, never took to public service. Left a widow many years ago she brought up a large family in respectability. Two of her sons are in the adjoining republic, one a doctor of medicine, the other a doctor of dentistry; one lives in Orillia. Her last illness was tedious and severe, and she was nursed in it by her daughter, Mrs. E. Baker.

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ALEXANDER DUNLOP

from the Orillia Times March 31, 1881

"Mr. Alexander Dunlop who died on the 19th inst., was one of the oldest residents of Orillia, having settled here in 1841. He was born on his father's farm 30 miles from Glasgow, Scotland and came to this country when he was 22 years of age. He at one time owned a good deal of property in Orillia, also in Barrie where he put up a large distillery and the principal street in the town was named after him. On his father and the rest of the family coming to this country in 1843 they took up a farm on the Coldwater Road which is still in the family. The deceased was one of the first store keepers in Coldwater, where he carried on quite an extensive trade with the Indians, trappers &etc., who at that time brought their furs, fish and game to trade for provisions and clothing. He built the first road between Orillia and Atherley, also the old Orillia House and Royal Hotels, where he carried on business for a number of years. He leaves a widow, four daughters and five sons to mourn his loss."

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HENRY FRASER

From The Northern Advance of 14 May 1891

At half past nine on Tuesday morning, Mr. Henry Fraser passed away from this to another life in the 86th year of his life. There was no disease, no pain but simply a calm departure as if in an undisturbed sleep. The deceased, who was perhaps as well known as any man in the County of Simcoe, was born in the city of London, England. He came to America in 1830 and stopped for a time in Geneva, NY. He left the states and came to Canada in 1831, preferring to live under the British flag. His father, Capt. Fraser of the British Army, served during the Revolutionary War and was in a number of battles of that eventful time. For some time the deceased resided at Holland landing and then removed to Orillia, of which town he was one of the earliest settlers. In 1853 he removed to Barrie where since that time he has almost constantly resided. In politics Mr. Fraser was a conservative and for many years took a deep interest in public affairs. He was a charter member of Corinthian Lodge, AFand AM. He leaves two sons and three daughters: Alexander who resides in Orillia, William in British Columbis, Mrs. Pingle of Toronto, Mrs. White of Sault St. Marie and Mrs Dr. Bridgeland of Bracebridge. The funeral takes place today at 1:30, Masonic honors, his last resting place being Union Cemetery. The Orillia Packet, Frday, May 15, 1891- Barrie Advance- At half-past nine o’clock on Tuesday morning, Mr. Henry Fraser passed away from this to another life in the 86th year of his age. There was no disease, no pain, but simply a calm departure as if to undisturbed sleep. The deceased, who was, perhaps, as well known as any man in the County of Simcoe, was born in the city of London. He came to America in 1830 and stopped for a time in Geneva, State of New York. He left the States and came to Canada in 1831, preferring to live under the British flag, as might have been expected from his unswerving loyalty to his native and his adopted country. His father, Sergt. Fraser, of the British army, served during the Peninsular War and was in a number of the battles of that eventful time. For some time the deceased resided at Holland Landing and then removed to Orillia, of which town he was one of the earliest settlers. In 1853 he removed to Barrie where he has since that time almost continuously resided. In politics Mr. Fraser was a conservative and for many years took a deep interest in public affairs. He was a charter member of Corinthian Lodge, A.F. & A.M. and has been connected with the order ever since, and has filled most of the important officers in the Lodge. He leaves two sons and three daughters:-Alexander, who resides in Orillia; William, in British Columbia; Mrs. Pingle, of Toronto; Mrs. White, Sault Ste. Marie, and Mrs. Bridgeland, of Bracebridge.

The Orillia Packet, May 29, 1891

Barrie Advance - The funeral of the late W. Bro. Henry Fraser took place on Thursday afternoon from the residence of Mr. Bennett, Mary street. It was largely attended by friends and acquaintenances of the deceased. A large number of Masonsm members of Corinthian and Kerr lodges, attended the funeral. The deceased was a charter member and Past Master of Corinthian Lodge. The craftsmen assembled at the lodge room of the new hall, Owen street, and preceded by the Citizen’s Band playing “The Portugese Hymn”, marched to the house. A portion of the solemn funeral rites of masonry was performed at the house by Worshipful Br. F.J. Brown. The funeral cortege then proceeded up Mary street, the band playing “The Dead March in Saul”. On the way to the cemetery the band also played, “Come Ye Disconsolate” and “ Flee as a Bird.” The service of the Church of England was read at the grave by the Rev. Canon Reiner, Rector of Trinity Church. By special request of the deceased the beautiful ritual of Masonry was continued by the Rev. R.W. Br. Robert King, sr. Then the brethern left him to rest until the mortal body committed to the earth shall be raised to the sublime degree of immortality at the grand lodge assembled at the last day. Returning, the band played, “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” “The Prodigal Child,” “Onward, Christian Soldiers,” “Safe in The Arms of Jesus,” and “The Eden Above.”

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Wm. James Mitchell 1925

The death of Mr. James Mitchell of Tossorontio, which occurred on Wednesday, the 8th inst., removes one of the now few remaining residents who lived at West Essa village before Alliston was even a hamlet. Mr. Mitchell, who was in his 90th year, was born in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, and came to this country when a boy of tender years. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, settled in West Essa and it was here that ?????? what little ?????????????? obtainable in those days and learned to farm. When a young man he followed various pursuits until in the early seventies he settled on the farm in Tossorontio that he married Maria Mellroy of Collingwood township, who predeceased him five years ago. Mr. Mitchell was a Conservative in politics, an enthusiastic Orangeman, an agreeable neighbor and staunch friend. At the Orange celebration in Everett last year he was awarded the prize given to the oldest Orangmen in the parade. His membership in the order covered a period of more than seventy years. During his long life Mr. Mitchell had always enjoyed good health and though he had been failing for the past year it was not till about five weeks before his death that he took to his bed. Hardening of the arteries was the cause of death. Three sons and four daughters survive - John W. Mitchell of Port Arthur, J. Albert, on the homestead, H. E. of Wawanesa, Man., Mrs. J. Morgan of Baxter, Mrs. J. Boyten of Fergus, Mrs. R. Tuer of Alliston and Mrs. Harold Bell of Utopia. One brother and four sisters survive - George Mitchell of Flesherton, Mrs. Model, Mrs. Bemsrose, Mrs. Southgate and Miss Priacilla Mitchell, all of Toronto. The funeral took place on the 10th inst. Service was held at the home by Rev. E. J. Adams, after which interment was made in the Union cemetery, the Orange order having charge of the obsequies.

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Death of Mrs. Jas. Mitchell 1920

After an illness extending over two or three years, Mrs. James Mitchell died at her home in Tossorontio on Saturday last at the age of 71 years. This admiable lady, who was ever the soul of good cheer and hospitality, had been a resident of Tossorontio for upwards of forty years. She was a native of Collingwood but on her marriage to Mr. Mitchell she came down to Essa and after a short time spent there moved to Tossorontio where she raised a family and was for many years a great favorite with her neighbors because of her sunny disposition. She was a mother in Israel in her community and ministered to her friends year in and year out during a lifetime. Her death was due to anaemia and for three years she has not been well. A member of the Methodist church all her life she continued to attend the Sunday services as long as she could get out, but was confined to her home for more than a year. She is survived by her husband, three sons and four daughters. The family are J. Wesley Mitchell of Davidson, Sask.; Mrs. W. J. Morgan, Port Arthur, Ont.; Mrs. James Boynten, Fergus; Harold E. Mitchell, Wawanesa, Man.; Mrs. R. Tuer, Alliston, and J. A. Mitchell and Miss Myrtle Mitchell at home. Three brothers and five sisters also survive. The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being held till the members of the family in west could reach here. The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Harper and interment made in the Union Cemetery.

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Monck, At Orillia on the 9th Charles Stanley Monck, late in Her Majesty's 44th Reg't of Foot, aged 87

Orillia Packet, April 16, 1880

CHARLES STANLEY MONCK, whose death we chronicled last week, was the son of the Rev. Thomas Stanley Monck, Rector of Clonergan, in the Diocese of Waterford, and nephew to the first Viscount Monck, and also to Sir Cornwallis Mande, first Viscount Hawarden. He was born Nov. 10th 1793, and married Jane, daughter of Thomas Moore, Esq., of Brumglass House. They had three sons and five daughters, of whom three are dead. Mr. Monck was Lieutenant in the 44th Regiment in the Peninsular war. He was at the capture of Washington, and the Battle of Bladensburg, in 1814. He was Lieut-Colonel of the North Simcoe Militia, and for many years Magistrate and Commissioner of the Court of Requests in this County. When Lord Monck was our Governor-General he acknowledged the relationship and wrote to his cousins, inviting them to visit him at Ottawa. In him we lose the last of the half-pay officers who were among the first settlers in this Township and in Oro, and he was the very last of the Peninsular pensioners of the 44th.

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CAPTAIN WILLIAM WOOD

Obituary Orillia Packet April 25, 1879

Captain Wm. Wood, son of Major- General Wood, was born in the Isle of Man, in the year 1791, his grandfather being first Lieutenant of the Island under the Crown. His father being appointed to take charge of the Midland District, with head-quarters at Hereford, he accompanied him and received his education at the collage school there, under Dr. Picart. In the year 1810, at the age of 19, he received his commission as ensign in the 44th Regiment, and with Captain Monck, now the last surviving officer of the Peninsular war on the half-pay list, accompanied the regiment to Sicily, when they formed part of a corps of observation stationed at Messina to prevent Murat crossing over the straits from Calabria. From Messina the Regiment was ordered to Spain, to reinforce Lord William Bentick, who commanded a corps stationed at Millafranca, near Tarragona, to prevent Suchet marching from Barcelona to reinforce Soult, against Wellington. When Soult was driven out of Spain by Wellington, the 44th Regiment marched to Bordeaux, and embarked for America, taking part under General Ross in the battle of Bladensburg, and the capture of Washington and Baltimore. At the conclusion of the American war, Captain wood exchanged into the 63rd Regiment, and at the peace of 1815 accepted half-pay. In the year 1832 he embarked with his wife and family for Canada, and took up as a military grant the lot now owned by Mr. George Wood where he endured for many years the great hardships incidental to a settler's lot at that early period. Having purchased an adjoining lot, he removed thither, and continued to reside there till a short period before his death. Upon his arrival at Orillia, he found it merely a straggling Indian village, with only one store, which was occupied by the late Mr. William Roe of Newmarket, on West Street, the building being now occupied as a cooper's shop. The late Dr. Robinson, who settled on the Lake Shore two years after Captain Wood, was jocularly termed at that time the last white man between civilization and the North Pole. Captain Wood was wont to give vivid descriptions of the hardships endured by himself and Dr. Robinson, who were often compelled to carry flour along a bush path to their homes, when unable in the spring and fall to use the lake. His affable manner, genial and kindly disposition, and great buoyancy of spirits under adverse circumstances, endeared him to his family and a large circle of friends, who will long miss his familiar face. After a painful illness of nine weeks' duration, born with the fortitude of a true soldier, he entered into his rest, surrounded by his wife, sons, and daughters, who assiduously ministered to his wants during his sickness. Captain William H. Wood settled at Ardtrea, on lot 1 cons VII and in November of 1832, and had built a 16ft by 12ft shanty, which he and his family started their life in the wilderness of Simcoe County.

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Mrs. WOOD sr.,

Ardtrea Orillia Times Oct 24. 1895

Ardtrea, Oct 21st.

Last Wednesday night Mrs. Wood sr., wife of the late Captain Wood after much suffering passed away to "where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest." We feel it unnecessary to dwell on Mrs. Wood's many good qualities, qualities which endeared her to all who met her, for she was too well and kindly known. Possessed of a remarkable vitality, she passed the age of 92 and up to the time of her death was noted for a remarkably retentive memory. Her remains were interred in the English church cemetery, Orillia, the funeral being largely attended.
"After life's fitful fever she sleeps well."

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GEORGE CALDWELL

One by one the early settlers of this county, North of Barrie, have passed away and on Friday last we laid to rest George Caldwell, who died on the 17th at the residence of his son, Joseph. The deceased was born in Yorkshire, England, in the year 1801, where he lived until 1831 when with his young family he came to this county enduring, as they did, all the hardships incident to a journey at that time. His first home was in a bush shanty on Lot 10, Concession 1 Vespra. Shortly afterwards, he settled in the 2nd Concession Oro, where he lived 25 years, when he bought part of the Mairs estate upon which he lived until the death of his wife some few years ago, since which time he has shared the comfortable home of his son who with his wife did all in their power to make him happy in his enfeebled and declining years. For many years he was a staunch Reformer, but with some others through strong personal friendship for the late Angus Morrison, went over to the conservative party with whom he voted until the close of life. For over 50 years Mr. Caldwell was a constant member of the Methodist Church. Always deeming it a privilege to give of his means to the support of every good object he assisted largely to build the first Methodist Church on his farm. Then afterwards giving of his means to build the beautiful Church on the same lot. His family consisted of 11 children, 9 of whom survive him. All were privileged to stand by his dying bed and follow him to his last resting place where they laid him by the side of his wife in that beautiful little churchyard, Crown Hill. The funeral was largely attended, the services being conducted by the Reverend R. Toye, who faithfully admonished the living to prepare every due for the great reality which all must meet.

Source: Obituary 3 SEP 1891 Barrie Examiner page1 column 4

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JAMES RUSSELL

N.B. - The spelling is as it was (even Russel without the 2nd "L"), I only added the "Montana" in italics, so anyone researching would not be misled, as I was.

The death of James Russel, on Wednesday of last week, removed one of the striking and familiar figures of the Township of Nottawasaga, and one who was intimately associated with her affairs for half a century. The deceased was a man of handsome appearance, standing six feet high, and generally weighing in the neighborhood of 250 pounds. He was born in Connage in the parish of Petty Inverness, on the 20th of October, 1820, and was one of a large family of eight sons and three sisters, and of the brothers he was the smallest, all the others being over 6 feet. He remained in Scotland until 1849, when he emigrated to Canada, and entered into a successful mercantile business at Barrie. In 1854 he returned to Scotland and married Miss Jane Rose, of Lowrie, Petty Inverness, who survives him; and at once returned to Canada. Almost immediately he started a branch of his business in Duntroon, in which he was very successful for a number of years. Mr. Russell also farmed on an extensive scale with varied success. In municipal politics for some time he took an active part, and was reeve of the township for 10 years, and so successful was his administration of the township’s affairs that he was presented with a handsome gold watch suitably inscribed, as a token of their esteem and appreciation. He was also a school trustee and secretary-treasurer of the Board for over twenty years. When the H. and N. Western Railway was built he was appointed station agent at Duntroon, which office he continued to occupy up to the time of his death. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church, and if health permitted, was never known to miss the Sunday service and the prayer meetings. He is survived by a widow and four children. Mrs. W. J. Morrison, of Vale, Oregon; John, who is a conductor on the Great Northern Railroad, and also runs a large sheep ranch at Glasgow, N.S. (Montana); James, another son, is Supt. Of the Missouri Pacific Railway with headquarters at Atchison, Kansas; Margaret, the second daughter, resides at home. The funeral took place on Sunday last to the Batteau Hill Cemetery, and was attended by a large number of friends from the town and township. The Rev. Mr. McLean officiated at the house and the grave.

Source: Enterprise Messenger Thursday, December 8, 1904 page 1

Obit of Albert Lawrence Hunt Cooper, born March 20, 1864, 15 Queen Street, Woolwich, Kent, England, died May 26, 1944, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada; married Christina A.M. Nash, April 13, 1887, Orillia Methodist Church, Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.

Note, that although his father, Thomas James COOPER and his uncle, Alfred COOPER were born at "Pennis Farm", Fawkham, Kent, England, the obit was mistaken, and he was not. This obit was in the Orillia Daily Packet and Times, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, but I do not have the date of publication.

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ALBERT LAWRENCE COOPER

One of the first person to live in the Cooper's Falls area died on Friday, May 26, in the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Orillia. Albert Lawrence Cooper was born on March 20, 1864, at Fawkham, Kent, England, and came to Canada with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cooper in 1864, when he was six weeks old. They landed in Toronto.From there they came to Lake Simcoe and took a boat through Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching to Washago. There they obtained a scow and went down the Severn River to Wasdell's Falls. The remander (sic) of the journey to Cooper's Falls was made overland, and they carried their effects to the homestead where Mr. Thomas Cooper cut out a home for the family in the forest. The barn first erected on the farm was torn down only a few months ago. Mr. Lawrence Cooper purchased this farm from his father and spent the remainder of his days there, with the exception of a few periods in his later life when he visited his children. On April 13, 1887, he married Christina Nash, of Medonte. They had eight children, seven of whom survive. Norman of Sudbury, Lawrence, Oliver and Joseph of Cooper's Falls, Mrs. Joseph Denne, Emma, Cooper's Falls, Mrs. R. LeRoy, Mabel, Port Gibson, N.Y., Mrs. Victor Lamont, Marie, of Orillia, and Mrs. Charles Kett, Elizabeth, of Gravenhurst, who died two years ago. There are 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and one brother, Mr. Fred Cooper, of Cooper's Falls, Mrs. Cooper died seven years ago. Mr. Cooper, after his wife's death, visited his family frequently, but he always made it a point to be home, where his son Joseph managed the farm, at the maple syrup season, as he was expert in making this product. Mr. Cooper was an active member of the Free Methodist church for 50 years. He enjoyed good health and was quite active until six weeks before his death. He took ill suddenly and was taken to the Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Orillia. The funeral was held from the homestead at Cooper's Falls, and the service was held in the Free Methodist church, by the Rev. Mr. Chatson of Orillia, and the Rev. Mr. Sheldon, of Cooper's Falls. The pallbearers were six nephews, John Nash, Ernest Cooper, James Cooper, Leonard Cooper, Ed. Hawke and Charles Hawke. The flowerbearers were his grandsons. The first paper he subscribed for was The Packet, about the time of his marriage in 1887, and he continued to take it up to the time of his death.

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The Barrie Examiner, Friday, August 20, 1954 (Page 14)

OBITUARY

Aged Innisfil Pioneer
Miss Mary H. Wice Dies
After 96th Birthday

The older, original pioneers of Innisfil Township are gradually dropping out and it is becoming difficult to secure much information regarding the early activities of those who had the strenuous task of carving out their new homes in Ontario, the new land which called them from across the sea or from across the border. Monday, August 9, 1954 marked the passing of one of the oldest of these in the person of Miss Mary Henrietta Wice, daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Wice, who pioneered over a century ago on Lot 14, concession 11, Innisfil. A brother, George Wice, about the same time, took up another homestead which is now occupied by Mrs. Alvin Wice, just east of the Barrie town limit, facing on Highway 11. Miss Wice was born on Aug. 7, 1858 and observered her birthday just two days before her death making her life span just over 96 years. When she was quite young her parents moved to the present home at Stroud and she had remained there until 1916 when she went back to her birthplace, the farm, and remained until 1947 with her brother, the late John Samuel Wice, and then went back to her home in Stoud with a nephew, Wilson Wice. Miss Wice was known to many of her friends as "Aunt Mary" was a great lover of flowers, a devout Chrisitian, always interested in her church and also in the community. She was a faithful member of the Stoud United Church, a life member in the Women's Missionary Society, and was also a charter member of Stroud Women's Institute. The only surviving member of the immediate family is a sister: Mrs. James Collins of Coldwater. The family history goes back back to the early part of the last century when Samuel and Elizabeth Wice, who had settled in Pennsylvania, left there with other United Empire Loyalists for Canada and settled in Markham but later came to Innisfil to the 12th Concession to a farm now occupied by the Booth family, where they lived prior to settling on the 11th. The funeral, on Wednesday, Aug. 11 was from the funeral home of Pethrick-Smith, Barrie, where the service was taken by Rev. William R. Clements, assisted by Rev. Gordon Wanless of Stroud. Many relatives, neighbours and friends were present and there were many floral offerings as an expression of their regret. A number were also present from Toronto, Belleville, Newmarket, Alliston, Drayton, Minesing, Barrie and surrounding district. Pall bearers were Bruce Wice, Edison Wice, Donald Wice, Howard Ferrier, Lloyd Booth & Gordon Nix.

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[Obituary for Hannah "Sara" Irwin, B: July 19, 1827, Dublin, Kings County, Ireland, Married: Nov. 4, 1845, Died Dec. 23, 1915, Alliston, Simcoe Co., Burial: Alliston Union Cemetery, Parents: John Brierton, Motther: unknown, Hannah "Sara" Brierton was the 2nd wife of Capt. James Henry Irwin]

Death of Mrs. (Capt.) Irwin

Mrs. Irwin whose condition had been precarious for some days, succumbed to her illness on Thursday morning last. She had been an invalid for some time and during the last few weeks little hope was entertained that she would get around again. Mrs. Irwin was the wido of the late Capt. James Irwin who died some 17 years ago. They were among the original pioneers of the Essa flats settlement and lived to see that district transformed from a dense forest to an agricultural tract above the average in productivity. Mrs. Irwin was born in Dublin on the 19th of July in 1826 and came to Canada when seven years old in 1833. She spent more than half a century in Essa and came to Alliston in 1901. A family of seven survive, one daughter being deceased. The surviving members are Mrs. Robinson Morris, Winnipeg; W.J. Irwin in British Columbia; J.H. amd George Irwin, Neepawa, Man., Dr. T.C. Irwin, Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Wm. McLean, Clover Hill, and Miss Sarah Irwin, Alliston. The funeral took place on Sunday. After a service conducted at the home by Rev. M.F. Cree the remains were conveyed to the Union Cemetery for interment. The pall bearers were John Hay, Dr. Hill, J.J. Armstrong, W.J. Cunningham and Geo. and Frank Hurst.

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[Obituary for Gilbert McArthur, b. May 15, 1826 Caledon Twp, Peel Co., Ontario. Died Dec. 4, 1913 Nottawasaga, Simcoe County. Burial: Stayner Cemetery. Parents: Archibald Curry McArthur and Catherine Taylor, both from Islay, Scotland. Gilbert was the wife of Annie Hood, who was born Jun. 4, 1823 Dalhousie Twp. Lanark Co, Ontario. Annie Hood was the daughter of James Hood and Margaret Bisland.]

GILBERT McARTHUR

Another pioneer of Nottawasaga was called away by death on Thursday last, Dec. 4th, in the person of Mr. Gilbert McArthur of Lot 23, Con. 5, at the age of 87 years. The deceased was born in Caledon, Wellington County, in the year 1826, and moved to the township of Nottawasaga in 1848. In 1863 [1853?] he married Miss Ann Hood who pre-deceased him on June 4th, 1912. After his marriage he settled on Lot 25 [23?], Con. 5, and there remained until his death. In politics Mr. McArthur was a staunch Reformer, and in religion a Disciple. He was a man of integrity, of character, of nobility of life, and honesty of purpose. He possessed a keen and intelligent grasp of the Bible. The family left to mourn his loss are one son, Mr. Arch. McArthur V.S. at home, and three daughters, Miss Katherine at home, Mrs. D. McLellan of Stayner and Mrs. Geo. Walter of Toronto. The funeral took place from his late residence on Saturday afternoon last to the Stayner cemetery, the Rev. J. Yule conducting the funeral service at the home and at the graveside, six nephews of the deceased acting as pall-bearers. Friends from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. Walter and son Bert of Toronto, Mr. Gilbert McArthur of Erin, Mr. and Mrs. White of Thornbury and Mr. Alex. McColeman of Collingwood Township.

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[Obituary for John E. Hood, born April 10, 1858 West Essa, Simcoe County, Ontario. Married in 1895 to Minnie Appelbe. Died Nov. 30, 1851, buried at Stayner Cemetery, Simcoe County. Parents:Joseph Gemmill Hood and Isabella Jack]

JOHN HOOD

1858 - 1951

On Friday evening, November 30th, 1851, there passed away at his residence, Main St., Stayner, a lifelong resident of the County of Simcoe and a resident of Stayner for over fifty years in the person of John Hood, Barrister of Stayner. Mr. Hood was born on the east half of lot 11 in the 2nd concession of the Township of Essa on the 10th day of April, A.D., 1858, on the farm cleared by his father, the late Joseph G. Hood, and where his nephew, Mr. Russell Hood, resides. The late Mr. Hood attended the nearby country public school, the Alliston High School and the Collingwood Collegiate Institute, the latter under the principalship of the late William Williams. After graduating from the Collingwood Collegiate Mr. Hood attended Model School in Toronto and then taught for three years at Lisle when he was required to return to Toronto to attend Normal School in order to continue teaching. At the request of the Public School Trustee of Lisle he returned to the Lisle Public School and taught there for a further period of two or three years when he took a position as clerk in his brother's grocery store at Banda because the remuneration was a little higher than he received at teaching.He boarded at the Wilcox Inn at Banda, owned and operated by the late Joseph Wilcox before the latter moved to Stayner where the Wilcox Inn is now located. After clerking in the store at Banda, for a comparatively short time Mr. Hood returned to Toronto and read law under the late Charles Miller. He graduated from Osgoods [Osgoode?] Hall in 1881. In 1882 he formed a partnership of Hood, Jack, Fraser and Sullivan with offices at Barrie, Stayner, Tottenham and Creemore. Mr. Hood was at the Barrie office, Mr. Jack in Stayner, Mr. Fraser in Tottenham and Mr. Sullivan in Creemore. About 1901 Mr. Hood came to the Stayner office on the death of Mr. Jack and practiced law in Stayner up until a short time before his death. While in Barrie, Mr. Hood served two years on the Barrie Council, was a member of Kerr Lodge, A.F. & A.M. No. 230, of which lodge he was master in 1893, and remained a member of said lodge until his decease. In June, 1844, Mr. Hood (the oldest Past Master of Kerr Lodge) was presented by the Lodge with a fifty year Past Master's Jewel. In 1895 he married Minnie Appelbe of Barrie, who predeceased him in 1934. Of which marriage there were three children: Annie, Mrs. C.B. Young of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; Mrs. Rita Mae Coulter of Toronto and Joseph G. at home. A Liberal in politics, Mr. Hood never sought political honors. In Stayner he was a member of the local Public School Board for nine years, seven of which he was chairman of the board. In 1910 he was appointed Clerk of the Town, which position he held until 1945. The funeral service was held at his late residence, on Monday, Dec. 3rd, and was conducted by the Rev. J. D. C. Jack, of Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner, of which church Mr. Hood was a member. The Rev. Mr. Jack took as his text "And a certain lawyer stood up, saying: "Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Pallbearers were Mesers.[?] Duncan Macarthur, A. E. Swallow, J. F. Linn, Wm. R. Hawkins, R. I. Somerville and Dr. Geo. A. Watson. The floral tributes were many, among them being those sent by Kerr Lodge, Barrie, the Stayner Town Council, the Council of the Township of Nottawasaga (of which municipality Mr. Hood was solicitor for over thirty years), the Stayner Business Men's Association and from many former clients of long standing as well as his immediate neighbors. Mr. Hood leaves to mourn his passing, his above named three children and five grandchildren.

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[Obituary for James McKee Hood, son of John M. Hood and Clara E. McKee, grandson of James Graham Hood and his second wife Catherine McGregor.]

1913 - 1917

On Friday morning, June 29th, at 5:30 o'clock the hearts of Mrs. and Mrs. J. M. Hood, Creemore, were saddened, when their eldest son, James McKee Hood, passed away in the G. ? M. Hospital, Collingwood, after four days' illness with appendicitis. Almost two weeks ago Jamie, with his little sister, Margaret, went to Duntroon with their grandfather, John McKee, for a few weeks' visit on the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Hood went to Duntroon on Sunday, June 24th, to see the children, but shortly after arriving there Mr. Hood received a message to come home owing to the death of Wm. Vetich, Mrs. Hood remaining until the next day in order that she might spend a few hours with the children. When coming home from church with his grandfather and aunt on Sunday the little fellow complained of a slight pain, but said nothing more about it that day. On Monday he lay around and his mother administered home remedies, but nothing serious was thought of until Tuesday afternoon when medical advice was sought. On arriving the doctor found Jamie a very sick boy, and made arrangements to have him removed to the hospital at once. Mr. Hood was then telephoned for, and left for Duntroon with Dr. Smith. The little fellow was taken to the hospital that evening in an auto, and on Wednesday Drs. McKay and Smith operated on him, which was the only chance to save his life. Jamie came through the operation fine, and seemed to be doing as well as could be expected until 5:30 Friday morning, when he suddenly collapsed. He was a bright little fellow of only three years and eleven months, and a great favorite among his playmates. His body was brought to Creemore on the evening train on Friday, and the funeral took place on Monday afternoon. Rev. C. H. MacDonald conducting the services, assisted by Revs. Coulter and Strother. The beautiful floral wreaths placed over the little grave testified to his many friends. The Star joins with the many friends of Mr. and Mrs Hood in extending them sympathy in their bereavement. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Dr. and Mrs. Hood, Midland; Mrs Hood and Mr. and Mrs R. Scott, Alliston; Mr. and Miss McDermid, Mrs. McGregor and Mrs. McKee, Collingwood; Dr. and Mrs. McArthur and Dunan and Colin Campbell, Stayner; Rev. and Mrs. Slemin, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Kerr, Mrs. W. Leach, Mrs. W. McGillivray, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. McGregor, Mrs. N. Swalm, Mrs. J. Hewson, Mrs. A. McLean, Miss Ferguson, Alf. Leach, R. Henderson and M. Bell, Duntroon, and Miss Rennie, Nottawa.

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Obituary for Elizabeth Graham Hood "Eliza" or "Betsy"
Born Jul. 23, 1831/32 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Married: Thomas Jack on Jan. 15, 1850 Simcoe County, Ontario
Died: Mar. 13, 1921 Innisfil Twp, Simcoe County, Ontario
Buried: Sixth Line Cemetery
Parents: Dr. William Hood and Jean Graham

Obituary - Mrs. Thomas Jack - Died 1921

At her house on the sixth line of Innisfil, on Sunday morning, March 13, there passed away a character of unusual worth, in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Jack, widow of the late Thomas Jack. She was one of the earliest pioneers of Innisfil, living for seventy years on the farm where she died. She had gained the love and respect of all who knew her by her many acts of loving kindness and generosity. She had ever been a ministering angel in good deeds, and her love for children was an outstanding feature of her life. She was a member of Lefroy Presbyterian Church since its inception and attended the services held in the woods where the Sixth Line Church now stands. Born in Glasgow Scotland in 1832, she came to Canada in 1844. She was married in 1850 by Rev. Dr Fraser at Bond Head. Her husband, two sons, James and Joseph, and one daughter Jennie predeceased her. Left to mourn their loss are William and Thomas of Lefroy, John W. of Stroud, Robert of Portland, Oregon, and David and Mary at home. She was truly kind and praiseworthy and is mourned by twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. The funeral which was largely attended was conducted by a former pastor, Rev. L. MacLean of the Bradford, assisted by Rev. W. Johnston.

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Obituary for Joseph Hood
b. Jun. 18, 1845 Simcoe County, Ontario
d. Feb. 19, 1927
Buried: Creemore Cemetery, Simcoe County, Ontario
Supposedly Joseph had some kind of a deformity in his back or leg. Never Married. Parents: Joseph Gemmill Hood and Isabella Jack From the Northern Advance March 10, 1927 N383, Reel 5

Obituary - Joseph Hood, Creemore. Following a brief illness from pneumonia, Joseph Hood, octogenarian, and Creemore's oldest businessman, passed away on Sat. Feb. 19th. The late Mr. Hood was born in Essa Township in 1845, son of Jos. G. Hood JP, and late Division Court Clerk in Alliston. The deceased entered the mercantile life of a general merchant at Banda, which at that time (almost 55 years ago) was a promising hamlet. Later he realized the possibilities of Creemore and moved there in 1882. He built a store and later added several smaller shops on his property. He carried on for many years an extensive business and only three months ago sold out to Mr. Somerville, who had spent many years in his employ. As a businessman, Mr. Hood ws very exacting and honest. He had the confidence of a large clientele who patronized his store for years. As a citizen he was ever a useful resident. For years, he was treasurer of the village and likewise for many religious and fraternal organizations. Politically he was a Liberal and in religious matters, he was a Presbyterian. His services in the church and Sunday School were commendable. Mr. Hood will probably be most remembered as a mason and Past Master of the Netetis Lodge. He was an efficient ritualist and in his palmy days was considered unsurpassed in lodge work. In 1902 his business block was destroyed by fire. Not daunted, however, he promptly rebuilt the fine brick corner which will long bear his name. Two years ago he was compelled to give up active work and oweing to physical incapacity did not appear in his store since. During the past summer and early winter he enjoyed good health and his sudden death from pneumonia was a considerable surprise to many friends. His funeral under Masonic auspices was held on Monday 21st inst. Rev. W. Patterson of Stayner conducted the service, which was held in St. Andrew's church. A very large crowd attended to pay a last respect. Many beautiful floral tributes were laid on the casket which was borne to the Creemore Union Cemetery for interment.Near relatives who survive are his 3 brothers, John Hood, Barrister of Stayner, Thomas of Essa Township and Dr. David Hood of Midland and 3 sisters, Isabella Cunninham, Shelburne; Mrs. Elizabeth Price, San Francisco and Mrs. Robert Scott, Alliston.

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Obituary for Joseph Gemmill Hood b. Jul. 1823 Glasgow, Scotland
Married: May 1, 1843 in Innisfil Twp, Simcoe County to Isabella Jack
Wife #2 was Mary Black married Feb. 19, 1864
Died Jul. 9, 1906 Alliston, Tonsoronto Twp, Simcoe
Buried Alliston Cem, Simcoe County
Parents: Dr. William Hood and Jean Graham

After an illness of several months, Mr. J. G. Hood passed peacefully away on Monday forenoon at the family residence, Nelson Steet, at the age of 83 years. The late Mr. Hood was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, being a son of the late Dr. Hood. The subject of this sketch being left an orphan by the death of his father and mother in the same week, as a result of cholera, he decided to emigrate to Canada. He arrived at Barrie, than a small hamlet, when seventeen years of age and for a time was employed in a tannery. Some months later he removed to Innisfil and about 1842 he began farming on his own account on the east half of lot 12 concession 2, Essa. About 1860 he removed to lot 11 on the same concession where he remained until his removal to Alliston in 1884, having been appointed clerk of the eighth Division Court in the previous year. The deceased was a lifelong Liberal and in 1883 contested South Simcoe for the Local House, though unsuccessfully, his opponent being a Geo. P. McKay. The late Mr. Hood was a man of sterling honesty and consistent Christian character and was for many years an elder in the Presbyterian church. He is survived by Mrs. Hood, six sons and four daughters. The interment took place in the Union Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon and was very largely attended.

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OBITUARY: Mrs. Wm. Hannah (Mary Upton)

THE ORILLIA NEWS-LETTER, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1911

OUR OLDEST RESIDENT HAS PASSED In the death of Mrs. Wm. Hannah which occurred last week, Orillia lost its oldest resident, in her 97th year. Mrs. Hannah was a member of the first white family to settle in Orillia, coming with her parents when it was an Indian village in 1830. She was the daughter of the late Thos. Upton and was born in England in 1815. She was maried twice. Her first husband was Thos. Hazelton of Vaughan Township. Three children were born to them and the eldest son survives. In 1848 she was married to Wm. Hannah, of the township of Trafalgar, Halton County. By him she had four sons, all of whom are living. They are: William of Bracebridge; George, of Western Ontario; Thomas, of Hamilton, and Elijah of Orillia. Her second husband died in 1868- forty three years ago. The remains were taken to Nelson, Halton County, and were interred beside those of her husband.

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Obituary - Alfred Demeline Caldwell

CALGARY HERALD (Alberta)

COLDWELL, in Calgary Feb 20, 1911 at 124 Ninth Ave., Pleasant Heights, Alfred Coldwell 62 years. The funeral will take place from Shavers Chapel on Wed Feb. 22, at 2:30 p.m. Interment Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ont. papers pleas copy 21-1

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His body was returned to Ontario and interred in the Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario, 17th June, 1931. There is hand written note at the cemetery in the records, 16th Feb died.

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Obituary - Alice Alvira (Luck) Caldwell

from a Barrie paper - March 1927

CALDWELL - Alice Alvira Luck
After an illness, by which she was confined to bed for over a year, Alice Alvira Luck, wife of the late Alfred Caldwell, died last Sunday, March 27, 1927 at the home of her son-in-law, John Aconley, 20 Small St., in her seventy-first year. She was a highly esteemed member of one of the pioneer families of Oro. Born at Crown Hill, 19 November 1856, the late Mrs. Caldwell was a daughter of Edward Luck, one of the early settlers in that section. She was married in 1877 and lived at Crown Hill until 1908 when they came to Barrie. In 1910 they went west where her husband died in 1911. Returning to Barrie, Mrs. Caldwell lived here until her death. Mrs. Caldwell was one of a family of sixteen of whom four survive. They are Misses Emily and Margaret Luck of Crown Hill, Thomas Luck of Hillsdale and Henry Luck of Calgary. Mrs. Caldwell leaves two daughters, Mrs. Aconley, Barrie and Mrs. W. B. Webster, Chicago, Ill, and three sons, Egbert Caldwell, St. Thomas; Norton Caldwell, Hardy, Sask; and Harry Caldwell, London, Ont. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon from the home to Barrie Union Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Beach of Hillsdale officiating, assisted by Rev. A. J. G. Carscadden. The pallbearers were Geo. Luck, Daniel Luck, I.H. Luck, Chas. Luck, Jas. Caldwell and Lewis Caldwell.

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EGBERT GEORGE ALFRED CALDWELL

St. Thomas, Ontario Newspaper 1932

E.G.A.CALDWELL, HAD A FINE CAREER AS A TEACHER AND CITIZEN, born 24 July 1879, Crown Hill, Ontario

News of the death Monday morning, after an illness of only a few hours of Egbert George Alfred Caldwell, Principal of the Elmdale school, came as a shock to a great host of friends in the city where he has resided for the past twenty-two years. He has taken a leading part in the educational acitivities in the city. After teaching at Wyebridge for two years, he came to St. Thomas where he has been principal of Scott and Myrtle Street schools before recently going to Elmdale school. He was prominent in military circles, joining the Elgin Regiment as an officer about seven years ago. About five years ago he was promoted to the rank of captain and took over the duties of paymanster. He was an active member of Central United Church, and was also a prominent member of several lodges, being immediate Past Master of St. David's Lodge, A. F and A. M., a member of Royal Arch Masons, and a past patron of Central Star Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral service was under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, and interment was in St. Thomas Cemetery

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JANE ELPHINSTONE (CALLER) LUCK'S

Barrie Examiner March 20, 1902

CROWN HILL

One by one they are passing away, the pioneers, who saw the landscape clad with virgin forest transforned into the magificent farm lands that lie along the Penetangueshene Road. Another joined the silent majority on the 7th inst. in the person of Mrs. Jane Elphinstone, relic of the late Edward Luck. Death was due to old age, she being in her 88th year. Her parents were in the employ of Lord Elphinstone, an English nobleman, and when travelling with them in Scotland, their daughter Jane Elphinstone Caller,was born. The first few years of her life were spent at Graveshead, and while still young she came to Canada with her parents. Their ship was wrecked off Newfoundland and with great difficulty the passengers were rescued, saving only the clothes they wore. After a short residence in Toronto she moved to Crown Hill where she met and married Edward Luck in 1832. The rest of her days were spent on her homestead, lot 36, Conc 1, Oro. Her husband was a fine speciman of a the self made man. With opportunties that were of the scantiest he acquired a degree of scholarship that enabled him to win second place in the county competition for greatest proficiency in secular education. At the examination, it is interesting to note, Hon. Senator Gowen was one of the examiners. For twenty-two years Mr. Luck was the schoolmaster at Crown Hill, and Hon. Charles Drury may be mentioned as one of the men who received their education from him. He died in 1890. After his death, his widow resided with her two unmarried daughters on the same lot. Of a family of sixteen, all survived her except one daughter who was drowned in childhood. The family are: William, Holland Landing; Edward, Crown Hill; Samuel, Brechin; Thomas, Crown Hill; Charles, Barrie; Joseph, Crown Hill; Henry, Desoronto; Horatio W., Brantford; Mrs. John Jory, Dalston; Mrs. James Smith, Norwich; Mrs. Thomas Drury, Barrie; Mrs. Jos. Caldwell, Mrs. Alfred Caldwell, Miss Emily and Margaret Luck, Crown Hill. The descendents also include 81 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Her mother who died thirteen years ago lacked only three months of the century. Interment took place in Dalston Methodist cemetery on Sunday the 9th inst. and notwithstanding the almost impossible roads, was largely attended. All of the family except Charles, Henry, and Mrs. Smith were present. The pallbearers were six sons, William, Edward, Samuel, Thomas, Joseph and Horatio. The pulpit of the church was draped in black and numerous floral tribues were noticed. The service was conducted by Rev. E. T. Douglas who preached a very impressive sermon dwelling chiefly on the place and power of women in the world, and especially of such a woman as the splendid record of her long life showed Mrs. Luck to have been.

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From the Barrie Examiner 1924

GEORGE BALL

George Ball, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Barrie, and one who in his long career contributed much to the progress of the town, went to his long rest this morning, Aug. 28, 1924, at the great age of ninety-one years and three months. The life of George Ball stands as an example of what can be accomplished by industry, perserverance and courage. Starting out as a contractor at the age of 22, Mr. Ball, a few years later, built his first planing mill. This was twice destroyed by fire, but undaunted he started over and, perservering in the face of obstacles seemingly insurmountable, he finally attained success, at all times holding a high place in the esteem of his fellow men. Born in Limerick County, Ireland, on May 4, 1833, George Ball was the son of a farmer and one of a family of four boys and three girls. At the age of 15 he came with his mother, one brother and his sisters to Canada. Coming from Montreal to Toronto, they proceeded to Bradford by stage and thence to Orillia and Medonte Township where he had an uncle. His first job was with Sheriff Ben. W. Smith with whom he worked for two years, serving writs and jury summonses and doing the work of a deputy-sheriff. Deciding that there was a narrow future for him as a process server, Mr. Ball took up the carpenter trade with the late John Laird and applied himself to his work so diligently that in a short time he had not only mastered that trade but also gained a thorough knowledge of stone masonry, brick laying, estimating material and costs, and in a few years branched out as a building contractor. Money was scarce and work was hard but Mr. Ball, naturally thrifty, saved his money and in a few years built his first planing mill. Two years later it was burned. He had no insurance, not having enough money to pay the premiums, but he had enough lumber to rebuild the mill. Another fire two years later again brought his labors to naught but courageously he built for the third time, the mill that stands today on Bayfield Street and bears his name. On Mr. Ball's retirement from active business in 1895 the management of the Ball Planing Mill was taken over by J. D. Rogers and William Gallie and it was later formed into a joint stock company with Mr. Rodgers as president. Mr. Ball was active as a contractor and mill operator for 40 years previous to his retirement. As a builder and contractor, Mr. Ball constructed a large number of the stores along Barrie's main street as well as scores of homes and churches and public buildings not only in Barrie but in this and other counties. Among the buildings he erected were the William Lount residence, Ovenden College, the Roman Catholic Church at Phelpston, Orillia Presbyterian Church, court houses at Parry Sound and Gore Bay, municipal buildings at Sault Ste. Marie, an addition to the Barrie court house, a fire hall in Barrie that was destroyed by fire, a large soap factory in Toronto and stores and bank buildings in Midland. Mr. Ball was an active member of Collier Street Methodist Church and was for 50 years a member of the board of trustees as well as being a generous contributor to all the schemes of the church and particularly to the building fund. On his 90th birthday he was presented by the church with a sheaf of 90 roses. He was the oldest member of the church both in years and in membership, being the last of those who were members of the congregation when the present church was built. Always interested in the welfare of the town, Mr. Ball was not too occupied with his many business interests to take an active part in public affairs. He was a member of the high school board and also of the public school board before the two were united as the board of education. He was also for some years a member of the town council. Mr. Ball was an active member of the hospital board at the time the present building was built and continued as a useful and conscientious member up to a few years ago. He gave to this institution the fine lot to the west of the hospital, with the idea that it might some day be used for a nurses' home. As a church official, in civic affairs, on the hospital board and in any other capacity in which he served the public, Mr. Ball rendered valuable service, combining with keen busines judgment and abundant common sense, a sterling integrity and a sympathy for those things which make for the............

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From the Northern Advance of Barrie, November 9, 1871

FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR JAS. A . JOHNSON

The Fifth of November will be a memorable day in Barrie, not so much as its' being a Red Letter day in the annals of Orangesim; the proceedings of which body we have in another place marked, but as a day on which was witnessed one of the largest funerals ever seen in this part of Canada--we allude to that of the late Mr. Johnson. Early in life, Mr. Johnson was in Mrs. Binghamm's hotel, in Barrie, and whilst there, earned the good will of the whole commercial traveling community of Canada, which frequented the House. Subsequently, he was with Mr. Arnall in the same House, and after years of practice he took the Queens' in Orillia, where he succeeded well; but seeing a better chance of business, he took the "Albion" in Toronto where his popularity seemed to follow him, and he prospered to a marvelous extent for so young a man--having, it is said, accumulated thousands in his short, but successful career. From our obituary notice it will be seen that he died on the 3rd of November, in his 26th year of his age. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Masonic body, and his remains were escorted from his residence at the Albion, by a large concourse of the Craft, to Brock Street Station , where Mr. Traffic Master Harvie had a train of four cars in readiness to convey the corpse with the mourners and some two or three hundred of his Masonic brethren and friends to Barrie. As the train arrived, the "Victoria" Capt. Lyons ,Commander, who had generously placed his boat at the disposal of the Fraternity in Orillia, steamed into port with a large number of Mr. Johnson's friends from his mother lodge in Orillia.
At Barrie, as the Globe remarks, it seemed as if all of the townspeople had turned out to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. The body was placed in the charge of his own (Orillia) Lodge, in which he was initiated. The Toronto and Orillia brethren were met and entertained at the Queens, one hour being allowed for making arrangements. The procession was then formed, the railway bell in the meantime tolling until the Town Band struck up the Dead March, when the cortege moved towards the place of interment. The procession was the largest ever seen in Barrie, and was headed by the various Masonic Lodges represented, followed by the hearse and chief mourners, with the Royal Arch Masons as pall bearers, to which degree the deceased had been exalted; following them came an immense concourse of pedestrians and about 140 vehicles, forming a procession which reached from Mr. McConkey's residence to Allandale, about a mile and a quarter in length. On the arrival at the graveyard the church services were performed by the Rev. Mr. Murphy, Incumbent, of St. Paul's Church, Innisfil, after which the Masonic funeral service was conducted by Worshipful Brother Ramsay of Orillia. The Secretary then stepped forward and deposited in the grave the roll of honour; the Worshipful Master bidding the deceased , as far as time was concerned, adieu, in the following language. "Friend and Brother, we bid thee a long and last farewell. Thou art at rest from thy labor, may it be in holy peace.

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JAMES HOOD

[James Hood b Sep. 1, 1848 West Essa, Simcoe Co, Ontario. d. May 11, 1924. James was the son of Joseph Gemmill Hood and Isabella Jack.]

There passed away very suddenly on Sunday afternoon, May 11th, in his 77th year, James Hood, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. Kidd, lot 15, con 7, Flos. Although his death came suddenly at the last, Mr. Hood had been ailing for some time. The funeral service was held at his home on Wednesday, 14th, the service being conducted by Rev. R. M. Hanna, Elmvale. His remains were laid to rest in the Elmvale Cemetery beside his wife, who predeceased him a year ago last January. Mr. Hood was born in Essa near Alliston and came to Sunnidale 53 years ago, where he remained until a few years ago when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Kidd. He leaves to mourn, one daughter, Mrs. C. Kidd of Flos; and three sons, John E., Sunnidale; Joseph, Victoria, B.C.; and William of Lang, Sask.; also four brothers, Joseph of Creemore; John of Stayner; Dr. D. Hood, Midland; and Thomas, Essa Township.

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(The next obit is for James Hood's wife, Margaret Turnbull. The obit is titled "Death of Mrs. Joseph Hood" but should actually be James Hood, so I am going to retitle the obit.)

MRS. JAMES HOOD

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kidd, Crossland, a very sad accident occurred on Sunday evening, Jan. 7, which resulted in the death of Mrs. James Hood. It appears that Mrs. Hood in going upstairs slipped and fell, cutting her head and fracturing her shoulder. Doctors were called in and all that could be done was of no avail. She passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13. The deceased was born in Scotland, coming to Canada when quite a young girl and settling in Essa. After her marriage they came to live on their farm on con. 10, Sunnidale, where they fought bravely and fearlessly life's battles side by side until they retired from farming twelve years ago. Besides her husband, there are left to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kidd, Crossland; and three sons, Will of Lang, Sask.; Jos. of Victoria, B.C.; and John on the homestead at Sunnidale Corners. The funeral took place on Wednesday, Jan. 17, to the Elmvale Cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to the husband and family.

[I don't have birth and death years to include here.]

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JOHN E. HOOD

After two years of failing health, Mr. John Hood passed away at the residence of his daughter in Stayner on May 20th in his 83rd year. He was the youngest son of the late James Hood and Margaret Turnbull. As a young man he spent a few years homesteading in Saskatchewan, but later returned to the farm home on the tenth concession of Sunnidale where he farmed until his retirement in 1961. A Masonic service was held on Sunday, May 22. The funeral service was held from Mather's Funeral Home May 23, conducted by the Rev. E.R. Sparks of the United Missionary Church, Wasaga Beach. The many floral tributes and donations to the Cancer Fund attest to the high esteem in which Mr. Hood was held. Friends and relatives attended from Beeton, Alliston, Barrie, Rob Roy, Bolton, Orillis, Wawa and Detroit. Surviving are his wife, the former Ella Watson, three daughters, Adeline (Mrs. Leonard Verner) of Bolton, Clara of Stayner, Floreen (Mrs. Mervyn Hawton) of Rob Roy, five grandchildren and his only sister, Mrs. Margaret Kidd. His two older brothers, Joseph and William, predeceased him some years ago. The following pallbearers were Sunnidale neighbors: Edgar Carruthers, Edward Spicher, Everett Lougheed, Ted Weel, Melville Sage and Harold Woods.

[I don't have any birth of death years for this obit either.]

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The Collingwood Bulletin

March, 1931

WM. CAMPBELL

A lifelong resident of this district passed away at Duntroon on Thursday, March 3rd, in the person of William Campbell, who died at the advanced age of eighty nine years. The funeral was held on Monday, Mar. 7th from St. Paul’s Church, Duntroon, with Rev. Birnie in charge of the service, assisted by Revs. MacMillan, Hunt and Swalm. Burial took place in Collingwood Cemetery with the pallbearers being Messrs. P. McFadgen, D. Carmichael and J. A. Kelly of Duntroon, A. Watson of Stayner and Dr. Mitchell and Robt. McQuaid of Collingwood. The honorary pallbearers were Messrs. N. McEachern, John Sullivan, H. Carmichael, D. Sampson, W. A. Clark, and A. Staples. Rev. Mr. Birnie and Rev. Mr. MacMillan both paid glowing tribute to the manly qualities and Christian life of service to his church and benefit to his fellowmen. A man of high principles, his business dealings were always of the fairest. In his church life, the minister could always depend upon him for advice and assistance. This is borne out by the fact that he served for fifty-four years as elder in St. Paul’s Church, and for fifty years he filled the office of session clerk. Such a record of Christian stewardship speaks for itself more eloquently than the pen of any scribe and his memory will remain fresh in the minds of a host of friends because of the splendid qualities of manhood which he possessed. Mr. Campbell was born in Nottawasaga Township and for some time served as book-keeper in Collingwood and later in Stayner with Messrs. Long & Gartlan. On October 22, 1872, he married Mary McKay and two years later moved to Duntroon where he opened a general store in which business he was actively engaged until about two years ago. Since that time his health was not of the best and he was forced to curtail his activities. Seven brothers and three sisters predeceased him. They were Duncan, Alexander, John, Daniel, David, Robert and Dougald. The sisters were Margaret who passed away at nine years of age, Mrs. Donald Blackstock and Mrs. Donald Campbell. Surviving him are his wife, one daughter Mrs. R. J. McClinton, of North Battleford Saskatchewan, and two sons, W. A. Campbell of North Battleford, and R. J. Campbell of Duntroon. Last October Mr. and Mrs. Campbell celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. For sixty-one years Mr. Campbell was a member of Manitou Lodge A. F. & A. M., Collingwood, under whose auspices the funeral was held.

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The Collingwood Bulletin

June 25, 1914

JOHN BLACKSTOCK

On Wednesday, June 17th, John Blackstock, one of the early settlers of Nottawasaga, passed to his rest at the age of three score and ten. He lived the greater part of his life on the Tenth Line not far from Duntroon. About fifty years ago, he was married to Martha Pringle, who resided near Toronto, and who still lives to mourn his loss. Their family consisted of three sons and one daughter. Of the boys, two died while they were only infants, the remaining son, John, is married and lives in West Toronto. Their only daughter, Mrs. Hugh McKenny, also resides there. The funeral took place at Duntroon on Friday and was conducted by Rev. C. T. Tough. Four nephews, Joseph and Thomas Blackstock, David Campbell and A. W. Sampson, and Hugh McKenny and W. J. Campbell were pallbearers. Mrs. Edward Blackstock, Mr. and Mrs. George Pringle, Mr. and Mrs. John Blackstock, as well as Mrs. John Blackstock, widow of the deceased, came up from Toronto to attend the funeral. Mr. Blackstock, who was for many years a farmer on the Tenth Line, was friends, [sic] who attended the funeral in large numbers and who extend their sincere sympathy to Mrs. Blackstock in her sore bereavement.

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The Collingwood Bulletin

January 8, 1914

DUNCAN BLACKSTOCK

A native-born of the township of Nottawasaga, Duncan Blackstock, died in Collingwood on Saturday morning about nine o’clock. Mr. Blackstock was born on lot 24, concession 11, of the township, and spent the greatest part of his life within its borders; indeed, during all of his sixty-five years he never lived more than a score of miles from his birthplace. About twenty-five years ago he moved to Collingwood Township and resided on the Sixth Line for six years, when he moved to Kirkville where he lived for fourteen years, coming into Collingwood town three years ago. While at Kirkville he engaged in dairying and in connection with this purchased a property near Smart Bros., which is now conducted by his sons. Mr. Blackstock married Miss Catherine McNair of Vaughan Township and, besides her, three daughters and four sons survive. The former are Mrs. Stanford of Buffalo, Mrs. G. Pringle of town, Mrs. E. Patterson of Toronto, while the sons are James, Neil, Thomas and John, all of whom reside in Collingwood. One son, Edward was killed in a boiler explosion in September last. The deceased had been ill for three years, but had not always been confined to his home. On New Year’s morning he was seized with paralysis and lingered until Saturday. He was a quiet, retiring old gentleman and, despite his prolonged illness, did not complain, but had a cheerful word for all. In religion he was a Presbyterian and his funeral took place to that cemetery on Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. D. W. S. Urquhart.

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SUBMITTED BY: Patricia Blackstock

The Collingwood Bulletin

September 25, 1913

A Fatal Explosion

Death of EDWARD BLACKSTOCK

On Tuesday afternoon a fatal explosion occurred on the Blackstock farm. Here Mr. Edward and Mr. Neil Blackstock lived with a little boy. A little over three years ago, Mr. Edward Blackstock lost his wife, who left the little fellow who was running about the scene of the disaster at the fatal moment, little conscious of the awful results of the explosion. The Blackstock Bros. owned a steam boiler and engine such as is usually employed to drive a threshing machine. Mr. George Schell’s two sons William and Fred had come over to look over the boiler with the idea of purchasing it. Mr. Edward Blackstock who had always managed the machine started a fire and had raised the steam to 80 pounds. While they were standing about examining the boiler, Fred Schell noticed the steam issuing out at a seam on the under side. He cried out “Look out” but before the words were out of his mouth the boiler blew up with a terrible report. An examination of the wreck showed that the boiler had literally torn apart across the middle. The front end of it with all flues was thrown over to the barn, a distance of about 45 feet. On its way it encountered the strong limb of an old apple tree which it tore clean off. Mr. Edward Blackstock who was standing behind the boiler was struck by some part of it as it was hurled by. When picked up by the Schell brothers he was still living, but never regained consciousness, though he seemed to survive somewhat when stimulants were administered by Dr. McKay who was on the scene a very few minutes after the accident occurred. The doctor was of the opinion that he died of shock and internal injuries. Neil Blackstock was severely cut about the head and sustained other injuries, but soon regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital in the ambulance. He is expected to recover though he received some severe scalp wounds. Wonderful to relate the Schell boys, William and Fred were not seriously hurt. One other received a cut in the breast and on the face. Mr. and Mrs. Blackstock, father of the deceased man reside on Sixth Street. They are both in very delicate health and the terrible news was almost more than they could bear. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the orphan child and the bereaved parents and brothers and sisters.

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SUBMITTED BY: Patricia Blackstock

The Collingwood Bulletin

September 23, 1898

DUNTROON

We regret this week to have to chronicle the death of Mr. David Campbell of the Tenth Line. He had been poorly for some time, but was not confined to his room till within about ten days of his death which occurred on Sunday last, the 18th. Mr. Campbell was a life long resident of Nottawasaga. He came from Paisley, Scotland, to the township with his parents in 1842 when only five years of age. His father commonly known as “Paisley Campbell” settled on the Tenth Line and his son David when he grew up occupied lot 22 on the opposite side of the concession. Here he spent the remainder of his days. Mr. Campbell was twice married, first to Miss Isabella Blackstock, who died in 1877. Her children were five sons and two daughters, John who is now in the Klondike, David who lives on the homestead, William and Robert who are engaged in farming in Bay Mills, Mich., and Donald who manages a farm at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for the Mayor of the city; and Mrs. E. Chamberlain of this town and Miss Belle who lives at home. His second wife was Miss Hollingshead of Osprey, who also died before him. Her children are two boys, Arthur and Alfred and two girls, Lizzie and Agnes, all young and living at home. At the time of his death he was sixty-one years of age. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Duntroon and was highly respected and esteemed by the entire community. The funeral which was attended by the Sons of Scotland from Stuart and Duntroon Camps, took place on Tuesday afternoon. There was a very large gathering of friends and neighbours from far and near. His sons Donald, Robert and William were home attending the funeral.

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SUBMITTED BY: William Higgins

ARCHIBALD THOMSON

The Weekly Times, Orillia dated March 27, 1913 reported:
(Archives of Ontario microfilm N39 Reel 55)

Forest Home "Just at the close of his 85th year we notice the passing of Archibald Thomson, of Eldora. Mr. Thomson settled in South Orillia in the early fifties and was a staunch Reformer, an old time Presbyterian, and always to the point in matters municipal. For many years as Councillor and Reeve of Orillia and Matchedash he discharged his duties with an earnest integrity and energy, until finally he was chosen as farm manager of the Orillia Asylum farm, which office he held till his resignation a few years ago. He married Jane, the eldest daughter of the late John Allan, who with a family of twelve sons and daughters, remain, besides his two brothers, George and William, Mrs. Thomson, of Netherby and Mrs. D. Walker, of Creighton. "My brother! Oh the worth the glory and the loveliness, have passed away from earth" "Friend after friend departs. Who has not lost a friend?" and we bid a last adieu to a long and well known pioneer comrade."

"THE LATE ARCHIBALD THOMSON Another Orillia Township Pioneer Passes Away - Mr. Archibald Thomson, who died at the family residence, near Ardtrea, on Wednesday, March 19, was born at Dumfries Parish of Westerkirk, Scotland, on April 8, 1828. He came to Canada with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Thomson, in June 1857, and settled in Scarboro. In the fall of the same year they moved to South Orillia where Mr. Thomson lived for fifteen years, and took to wife, Jane Allan, eldest daughter of the late John Allan. In 1874 the deceased moved to Dourie Point, South Orillia, where he remained until ten years later, when he was appointed Superintendent of the Asylum farm. After holding this position for twenty one years and doing honor both to himself and his calling, he resigned in 1906 and moved on to the lake shore farm in North Orillia, where he resided until his death. The late Mr. Thomson was very active in township affairs and was a member of Orillia Township Council for twenty-two years. He was first elected as Councilor in 1871 and held the office until the end of 1875. For three years immediately following he was the successful candidate for Deputy Reeve and then was elected Reeve in 1879. Until 1891 he held the Reeve-ship without a break, After being out for one year he was again elected Reeve for the last time in 1893. Deceased is survived by his wife, six sons and six daughters. They are Simon Grey, of Sudbury; David E,. William James, and George Grant of Ardtrea; Archibald, Robert and John Allan at home; Mrs. John S. Ross and Miss Mowat Thomson, of Orillia; Mrs. Wm. S. Millichamp, of South Orillia; Misses Jean E., Jennette and Mae at home. The funeral was held to St Andrew's Cemetery, Orillia, on Saturday afternoon. Rev. F. W. Anderson, minister Orillia Presbyterian church, conducted the service both at the house and the grave."

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SUBMITTED BY: Paul Robins

OBITUARY; From the Elmvale Lance dated June 07, 1934 : CHARLES EARNEST COPELAND : When the late Charles Earnest Copeland passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 02, at his residence here, Elmvale lost one of her most prominent and most widely known citizens. The late Mr. Copeland had been ill for the past year and a half, the last five months being confined to his bed with heart trouble.
       The largely attended funeral service was held at his late residence on Monday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. C. Stubbs. Mr. W. A. Malcolm, a friend and neighbour of the deceased for many years, very appropriately sang that beautiful hymn "Saved By Grace." The honorary pall-bearers were Messrs: Walter Rowley, W. A. Malcolm, A. T. Cooper, S. E. Campbell, Jas. H. Simpson and Robert Peters. The acting bearers were Messrs: W. L. Ritchie and W. H. Drysdale, four neighbours of the deceased, Messrs H. B. Tett and E. A. Donald and John Copeland.
       Many beautiful floral tributes were received from friends and relatives and from business associates, among them being flowers from Pedwell Lumber Co., Toronto; Employees of Copeland Milling Co.; Dunn and Levak. Toronto; Wycliffe Church and Elmvale Women's Institute.
       Born in Penetanguishene on October 28th, 1867, the late Mr. Copeland came to Elmvale when only 19 years of age as manager of the flour mill which was built at that time (in 1887). Under Mr. Copelands management the business prospered and as time went on he extended his business to include lumbering and sawmilling and also farming on a exstensive scale. Previous to the adoption of the Hydro Electric System by the Village. Mr. Copeland operated the electric light plant in Elmvale.
       Deceased was an Anglican and had taken an active part on the building committee of Wycliffe Church. In politics he was a Conservative. During his earlier years he took an active interest in lacrosse and also curling. Mr. Copeland had served terms on the Toronto Coucil and as school trustee.
       Left to mourn are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. W. E. Scott of Toronto; three sons, E. Arthur, C. Loyd and Watson H. He also leaves one brother, Magistrate George E. Copeland of Penetanguishene.

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SUBMITTED BY: Patricia Adair Korn

MOUNT ST. LOUIS
A sudden gloom was cast over this community on Friday, November 7, 1930 when news reached here of the death of Norman Moore, a handsome young lad of sixteen years who has been employed with Mr. C. McGrath, of Flos, for the past summer. He was home on the Saturday night and Sunday before. Though not feeling well he returned to his work as he had only a few days to finish his time and was anxious to do so. He was a model to all young men. His character was beyond reproach, He was courteous, kind,thoughtful, of a noble principle and highly respected by everyone who knew him. His word could be depended on and honesty was his policy in everything he did. No matter what he under took to do, perfection was his aim.He was a favourite with old and young alike and he is greatly missed by the boys with whom he associated. He was a faithful church member, and also an altar boy, and had been caretaker of the church here during the past winter. He passed the entrance a year ago. He leaves to mourn his loss, his mother and brother Willie, to whom the sincerest sympathy is extended; also to his step-father and three step-brothers and two step-sisters. A sad feature was that his mother and brother were quarantined at the house where he died, as his illness and death was considered of a highly contagious nature and the other leaves those five small children all under eleven years of age, at home. The funeral was private, and interment was made in the Roman Catholic cemetery here. His mother has the greatest comfort in knowing that her boy has lead a life, though so short, that when this summons came he had nothing to fear. He received the last rites of the Catholic church and was prepared to meet his creator. No gem can be too bright or beautiful for the heavenly crown. As everyone is born to die, may all be prepared as was Norman when the hasty summons comes. The many friends of Mrs. Moore extend their sincere sympathy and all will be pleased when she returns to her home and family again. He is buried in Mt. Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery Oro-Medonte Township, Con. 4 Lot 10 on Mt. St. Louis Road West.

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