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A Memorial Scrapbook
The following consists of clippings from various newspapers from a Scrapbook kept by Elizabeth Wright Bradshaw. I have attempted to transcribe these clippings as they were written however on some the type was unclear and on others sections missing I have tried to note where the clipping was not legible but hope that what I was able to reproduce will be of aid to someone in their searching.
Tues Jan 18 year not legible
The remains of the late Miss Cassie J. Baker whose death was announced in The Guardian yesterday morning were brought home from Charlottetown by yesterday's morning train, and followed by a large number of sorrowing friends and acquaintances. The funeral which took place at 2 o'clock in the afternoon was very largely attended, the deep and heartfelt sorrow of those present testifying as nothing else could to the purity and lovable character of the life thus early closed. The service was conducted by Rev C.W. Corey of Charlottetown. The pallbearers were Messrs. Geo W. Warren, S.M. Hicks, ?.J. McMurdo, Major Schurman, D.R. Currie. The remains were laid to rest beside thoseof her father and sister in the cemetery at Central Bedeque.
Paper and Date Unknown
The funeral of the late John Muir-head took place yesterday afternoon to the Peoples Cemetery at Summerside and was under the direction of the Masonic Fraternity. The very large number of people in attendance showed the esteem in which he was held. Many of his old neighbours from Tryon were present. Rev R.G. Straithe officiated at the house and Grand Master W.P. Doull read the burial service at the grave. The pallbearers were Thos Frizzel, Chas Doull, J.A. McKay, S.F. Hodgson, Dr J.F. McNeill and Netis Stanlake .
Date Unknown and Paper Unknown
A very sad and unexpected death took place at Carlton a few days ago , when the wife of Oswald Lowther was called away after an illness of only a few hours, at the age of 23 years. Mrs.. Lowther was a daughter of Thomas and Mrs.. MacBride of Carleton and was only married .....? unreadable.
Date 1917, Hand Written on clipping, Paper Unknown
There passed away at Chelton on April 9th. Mrs.. Pearson, widow of the late William Pearson at the ripe age of 96 years. The following family are left to mourn: John of North Charleton; Mrs.. James Blacklock of Shemogue and Ida of Danvers, Mass. ; Mrs. Scott McDonald of Sackville N.B. She was a kind and loving mother and a kindhearted and generous neighbour .
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
The occurred at Cape traverse on Saturday last of Montague Muttart,... well known and highly respected resident. The deceased was a son of Lewis Muttart, Cape Traverse and leaves to mourn one son and three daughters all whom reside at home. He was the brother of Mrs.. T. B. Grady and Harry Muttard[t] of this town .
Date Hand Written on clipping 1922, Paper Unknown
The death of Lieutenant Widden occurred at Hanna, Alberta on June 14th, and sincere sympathy will be extended to the Rev. and Mrs. Whidden, formerly of Bedeque, his brothers and sisters.
While riding a green horse at Alsask, Lieut. A.A. Whidden was instantly killed. The deceased had been employed for several weeks on the Dowker Ranch, and in the company with other riders was taking a band of two hundred head of green horses from the ranch to the Prince Albert district.
These horses were being broken as they were picked up off the range .
The horse from which Lieut. Whidden received his fatal injuries reared and fell back , crushing him terribly. Death was almost instantly. Rev. and Mrs. R.S. Whidden are now residing at Pollockville, Alberta. He was one of the first graduates of Hanna School. Enlisting as a private, in 1914 he went overseas in February, 1915 with the 5th C.M.R.'s and saw four years and six months of active service . During this time he rose from the ranks of private to that of a lieutenant and was decorated with the M.M. Returning home he spent some time in British Columbia, but later returned to Hanna. In addition to his parents the late Lieut. Whidden is survived by three brothers Graham, Jack and Atwood and four sisters Mrs. G.A. Cochran, Mrs. P. Barlow, Mrs.. Fred Downie and Irene who is at present nursing in France. The funeral was conducted under the supervision of the Great War Veterans Association of Hanna, of which the deceased was a member.
Mrs. C.C. Gardiner
Lucy Narraway, beloved wife of C.C. Gardiner Esq., was born in Pictou, N.S. and died of heart disease at Charlottetown Dec. 18th, 1895. The funeral services were held at Canso, where at her request she was laid to rest beside her beloved mother.
Mrs. Gardiner was the youngest daughter of H.R. Narraway Esq. of Canso, who had for many years faithfully served his church and was a member of the last General Conference. Her mother was a most godly and "elect lady", whose devoted life and happy heath were an impressive gospel; and from her youth our departed sister was surrounded by the atmosphere of loyalty to Christ and His Church. Well endowed mentally and receiving liberal culture, she became a most valued member of society. At the opening of Wesleyan Academy in Charlottetown , she was appointed one of the staff, discharging creditably the duties of her position until her marriage with Mr. Gardiner.
About twenty-three years ago , a very dear younger brother was lost at sea, and from that time her mind was greatly impressed with the importance of preparation for death. This period of thoughtfulness was followed by her union with the first Methodist Church. She was constant in her attendance at the means of grace - always in her place when health permitted. Her piety was genuine and her experience was like the flow of a deep noiseless river - whose sources were in living mountain springs. In godly sincerity she had her conversation - endearing herself to the congregation by her quiet graces and "good works" performed "in His name". Domestic in inclinations averse to display, sweet and simple in her manners, she devoted her gifts and graces to her home and Church. And so noiselessly were the countless threads of deeds and words that made up her character woven together, that we only realized the continuous service she rendered when death finished the work; but in the light streaming through the gates ajar we see the beauty of the life and realize the power for good she exercised in the Church and city.
Greatly interested in the property of the Church, she was one of the promoters of the "Mite-Society" and other agencies employed to free the First Church of debt. An intelligent supporter of the Christian missions , she identified herself with the Woman's Missionary Society at its formation and as Corresponding Secretary and other relations, had much to do with the Auxiliary's growth and success.
A few days before her death she requested Mr. Gardiner to make her a life-member of the Society, and also forward the President the amount of her usual Easter offering. He at once hastened to fulfil her desire in this as in all other matters affecting her happiness and work. Recalling the regular meeting of the Auxiliary she said to a dear friend "give the members my dying earthly love and undying heavenly love". This was her fare-well message. During her short severe illness patience had indeed its perfect work. There was unquestioning submission to the Divine will. At all times her sick room was a place of sweetness and light, of cheerfulness and glad resignation, of rejoicing in the Holy Spirit with true Christian fortitude. And as the end drew near we were greatly comforted by her deepening consecration and full committal into the hands of God. Walking through the valley she feared no evil. Her one absorbing desire was to meet her dear friends in heaven, and from the margin she sent messages , beautiful and tender, to those she loved so well- her aged father, sisters and brother. After this her life gradually ebbed away. As the gray dawn of the morning was stealing gently in , the great silence of the death- moment came, "she fell asleep in Jesus", and through the gates of the morning ,entered the rest that remains for the people of God. There-fore her friends have no dirge to chant ,and if any token of feeling were exhibited it would be that of great triumph - the symbol of the white-robed throng , the palm branch emblem of the secured victory. So thin the ranks of this side the flood. So swell the hosts above.
The pure life and triumphant death bear to the bereaved the comfort that is needed. Yet in behalf of all who sympathize with the sorrowing husband and friends , "I write this word of consolation - for I would be as one who "comforteth the mourner". The teaching of Scripture and the "consolation of Christ" are that pour departed friends have entered upon an enlarged and happier state , and that one day the weeping bereaved shall join the happy departed in that land where the labours, cares and limitations of this earthly pilgrimage shall terminate in the undisturbed tranquility and the perfect blessedness "of the presence where there is joy, and the right hand were there are pleasures forever more." Wherefore comfort one another with these words .
Charlottetown Jany, 1896
Date Unknown and Paper Unknown
Clarke - In Calgary at the residence of her niece Mrs. H. L. Rogers 1305 Eleventh street west on Thursday July 11, Eliza A. Clarke. The deceased Leaves a nephew Fred T. Wright and two nieces Mrs. H.L. Rogers and Mrs. R. L. Glover. The remains will be removed from the Armstrong Funeral Home, corner Twelfth avenue and Second street west, to the residence on Saturday morning where the funeral services conducted by Rev. Dr. Bland will take place at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon after which the remains will be laid to rest in Union cemetery.
Paper and Date Unknown
Mrs.. (Rev.) F.A. Wightman
Mrs. Whiteman wife of Rev. F.A. Wightman of the Methodist church Bathurst, N.B. passed away at the parsonage on Friday morning. About fifteen months ago Mrs. Wightman developed symptoms of cancer and a year ago she went to the Royal Victoria Hospital where an operation was performed. It was hoped a speedy recovery would follow and for a time this seemed likely, but evidently the disease had gone too far and in October it gave evidence of return. The disease gradually made progress despite all that medical skill and attentive nursing could do. Mrs. Wightman formerly Miss Larina Alice Crosby was born near Bedeque P.E.I. where she spent her early life. She was first married to Rev. Sanford B. Sweetzee and after some years of widowhood she was united in marriage to Mr. Wightman.
After an impressive service held in the church on Friday evening conducted by Rev. Dr. Harrison of Newcastle assisted by local clergymen the body was taken to P.E.I. for interment. The body accompanied by the husband of the deceased arrived in Summerside Saturday night and was forwarded to Bedeque where the funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the Methodist Church to cemetery adjoining.
Paper and Date Unknown
Death has claimed for his own another well- known citizen of Charlottetown in the person of Aubrey H. Fowle. His was a well known figure on the streets of this city in years gone by, but of late his form has been missed from the activities of life. He had reached a ripe old age of - 79 years but although he had not been well for sometime past, the end nevertheless came unexpectedly yesterday. Much sympathy will be felt for the widow and the two daughters of the deceased - Mrs. Edwin White, and Mrs. George Robertson of this city, and with other relatives.
Hand Written Date on clipping 1918, Paper Unknown
There passed away on April 30th in Lowell Mass., Miss Louise Crosby, aged 60. Her sister Mrs. Annie Campbell, died of pneumonia just eight days before and Miss Crosby succumed to the same disease. They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not long divided. Only two years ago another sister Mrs. Wightman, wife of Rev F.A. Wightman died in Bathhurst, N. B. and out of this family there is now left but one brother, Mr. G.H. Crosby of Elkhorn, Man., who had the sincere sympathy of all his friends in his bereavement. The deceased lady was a native of Bedeque and a life long member of W.M.S. but had lived for more than twenty years in Westford, Mass., where her cheerful disposition and loveable , unselfish character won for her a host of sincere friends. The body was brought home for burial on Thursday may 9th, the funeral service was held in the Bedeque Methodist Church. Rev. Ayers who was assisted in the service by Rev. Mr. Britten, preached a very fitting and inspiring sermon from 2 Tim. 1:10. The music was furnished by the same quartette who so short a time before performed the same office for the late Mrs. Campbell and a much loved hymn of Miss Crosby's " Where Jesus Is 'Tis Heaven There", was sung very sweetly by Mrs. W. Jenkins. The pall bearers were Messrs. Thomas Atkinson, Jesse Schurman, Thomas Wright, Albert Wright, Henry Smith and John Davison.
Halifax Chronicle and Date Unknown
Miss Maggie Hunter who recently died in the hospital at Charlottetown after a short illness was one of the first pupils who entered the Halifax School for the Blind. The records show that she entered in September 1871 and graduated as a teacher of music in June 1877. Since graduating Miss Hunter has taught music principally in Prince Edward Island for upwards of thirty years maintained health and proved herself and excellent teacher. Miss Hunter was the daughter of Captain John Hunter, of La Have, Lunenburg County
Paper Unknown Date Unknown
Death of Mr. Isaac Schurman
One of the saddest duties that falls to the lot of anyone is to record the passing of his friends. The news has been conveyed to friends in Summerside of the death of Mr. Isaac Schurman, formerly of North Bedeque but latterly of Texas U.S.A.. He had been ailing for some time and it was no surprise to those around him when his sprit was removed. Mr. Schurman was born at North Bedeque seventy-seven years ago, was the son of the late William Schurman. He married Isabel Millar daughter of the late Mr. Alex Millar and settled on the old home farm. In 1891 he moved with his family to Carthage, Missouri and later to Winona, Texas, where he died on the 30th of Aug. 1914. His wife predeceased him by one year and five months Mr. Schurman was a whole hearted man and the removal of himself and his family from Bedeque was very keenly regretted for he was a leader in every movement for the betterment of the community. His example as a farmer and stock raiser was looked upon as being of the highest class. A kindly, courteous, hospitable, honorable gentleman who would always welcome a friend with a smile. Death came to him as a happy release and it was only a question of time to him to say good bye at the threshold we all have to cross. He is survived by two sons Stephen at Winona, Texas and Norman at Webb City Missouri U.S.A. , Mrs. K. McKae of Texas and Mrs. Ronald Campbell of Summerside are his sisters. His youngest son Elias enlisted with the U.S. Army and went to the Philippine Islands at the beginning of the Spanish War where he lost his life. His daughter who taught school in Summerside for some years a highly educated and accomplished young lady, was drowned in a railway wreck at Eden, Colorado Aug 7th 1904. There is not a man who knew Mr. Schurman who would not feel extra sorrow on hearing of his removal from this earthly stage.
Hand Written Dated 1929, Paper The Guardian
Death of Mr. Montgomery
The death occurred at his residence early on Tuesday morning at the age of 67 years of Mr. R. Hudson Montgomery of Summerside. The deceased had been in failing health for some time but on Sunday suddenly became worse. His two sons Jerold of Moncton and Roland of Halifax, arrived home on Monday night in time to see their father before he passed away. Mr. Montgomery was the son of Mr. Donald Montgomery of Port Hill. He left the old home early in life and taught school for some time in St. Eleanors. He later succeeded to the extensive oyster business of his wife's father the late Mr. Thomas Cannon. He afterwards became a member of the firm Messrs. Rogers, Green and Montgomery, Summerside. He was also Clerk of the local Legislature for a time. He was well and favourably known in Summerside and surrounding districts and was held in the highest esteem by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. There are left to mourn a sorrowing widow, three sons and two daughters, namely Roland of Halifax N.S. Jerold of Moncton, N. B. , Clifford, Miss Constance and Miss Audrey at home, also two brothers and two sisters Archibald and William and the Misses Margaret and Louise all of Port hill, to all of whom the Guardian extends its sincere sympathy. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 1;30 to the Presbyterian Church and thence to the People's Cemetery at Summerside. Rev. J.C. St. Clair Jeans officiating .
Date Hand Written 1929, Paper Unknown
Aged Citizen Passes Away
On the evening of May 5th there passed away at the home of his son Gordon, of Wilmot, Stephen F. Huestis in the 87th year of his age. Deceased had only been ill three weeks having up to that time enjoyed the best of health. He was one of the oldest citizens in the community and highly honoured by all who knew him, having resided in Wilmot for upwards sixty years. He leaves to mourn two sons Gordon and Charles both of Wilmot one daughter Mrs. Bruce Taylor of Vancouver having died only last February. The services were conducted by the Rev. A.K. Herman assisted by Rev. Mr. Ives Kensington . Interment at Wilmot Cemetery besides his wife who predeceased him about three years ago
Clipping Date Hand Written 1929, Paper Unknown
Sudden Death of Mrs. W. A. Stewart
The community of Summerside was much shocked on Tuesday by the sudden death of one of the most prominent lady citizens. Mrs. W. A. Stewart at the age of 65 years. Mrs. Stewart was of usual health on Monday but was taken ill shortly before midnight and became unconscious and did not rally the end coming about 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. The deceased's maiden name was Miss Emma Blanche McPhail having been born in Sumerside in 1864 where she spent a good part of her girlhood, afterwards living in Charlottetown. Prior to her marriage Mrs.. Stewart taught school in Cape Traverse and Tryon where she made many friends. Since her marriage she has lived in Summerside and had a wide circle of friends who will deeply regret her passing. She was a staunch and active member of the Presbyterian Church and will be very much missed for the part she took in church work. There are left to mourn their sudden loss her bereaved husband and two sons Messrs. Colin H. Stewart and Donald O. Stewart both of Summerside; also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. James England , Malden Mass.; Mrs. Edgar Linkletter of Linkletter Road, P.E.I.; Mrs. Havelock Linkletter of Somerville Mass.; John McPhail of California and George McPhail of Boston, Mass. to all of whom the sincere sympathy of the community is extended. The funeral takes place this afternoon at 3o'clock from her residence in Summerside to the People's Cemetery at Summerside. Rev. J.C. St Clair Jeans officiating.
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
Joseph W. Wright
The death occurred at Chelton, Bedeque on March 24th of Mr. Joseph Wright in the prime of his life after a few days of illness of pneumonia. For some years he had been engaged in piano tuning and in the occupation he was well known and liked throughout the province. Many will remember him for he had a genial smile and a cheerful word of greeting for all and left one feeling better for having met him. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father a widow formerly Miss Nina Lowther of North Carleton two daughters Maude now attending Prince of Wales College and Amy at home and one son Atkinson at home . Also two brothers in the West and one sister Miss Maude Wright, Bedeque. On account of the serious illness of his little son the funeral services were held in the Methodist church Bedeque. They were very largely attended and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Rice , Summerside .
Wright- At his home in Clinton on March 24th 1920 after a few days illness of pneumonia, Joseph W Wright. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m.
Paper The Guardian Year 1926?(last number very faint), Hand Written on clipping
Mrs. John M. Baker
The death occurred Saturday afternoon of Mrs. Baker relict of Mr. John M. Baker, North Bedeque The late Mrs. Baker who was in her 84th year, had been in some-what delicate health for some years and for the past few weeks confined to her bed. She was a lady of most lovable disposition, charitable, always ready to help the needy and to further every good word and work. Her husband predeceased her by some twenty-five years . There are left to mourn one son ,Robert at home and one daughter , Mrs. Annie McCaull, North Bedeque; also one sister Mrs. Alex Laird, North Bedeque and two brothers Mr. Robert Carruthers Cape Traverse; and Dr. George Carruthers Charlottetown, to all of whom the Guardian tenders respectful sympathy. The funeral takes place this Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.
Paper Unknown, Dated 1913
The Late Mrs.. Robt. Schurman of Freetown
When on Saturday Nov.,29 1913, Lydia Gouldrup Schurman passed away from the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Wm. Gordon Schurman, at Lower Freeton, a really remarkable life reached it's earthly termination. Mrs. Schurman was born more than eighty-seven years ago and lived all her life on P. E. Island . Her long life was therefore, largely coincident with the development of the Province of P. E. Island. It was this writers privilege to know this good woman only during recent years when many years of suffering had wrecked the once strong body and at times cast a cloud over a mind of unusual strength . But from the interest which she envinced, during these last years in the life about her, it is not difficult to imagine the thrill with which she entered into the interests of life in her youth. Two generations ago she gave her heart and hand in marriage to the strong young man who won her affections. They made their home at Freetown and in that community the remainder of her long life was spent. She was the faithful helpmate to her husband. She looked well to the ways of the household. To this union were born six sons and two daughters all of whom still live - a family who are largely influencing the world of today. If successful motherhood be the highest test of a woman's service surely the service rendered by this good woman had been unusual as the record of her children shows. The eldest son J. Davis, was successful farmer in P. E. Island and locating later in Western Canada , he has made good there . The second son Major is too well known in Summerside and vicinity to call for any comment. The third son Jacob Gould has achieved international fame as scholar, author, teacher, administrator, public speaker, and diplomat. For twenty years he has been president of Cornell University and for one year , he honourably filled the position of United States Minister to Greece. His powerful personality has greatly influenced student life for a generation. The fourth son Caleb has made good in the business life of Chicago. The fifth son Maynard F. is highly respected citizen of Summerside ....next line not readable... The youngest son George W. a man of fine personality is a lawyer of recognized high standing in the city of New York. Of the two daughters, the eldest became the wife of the Rev. G. McDonald many years ago and the gracious touch of her life and power of her personality has been felt in various communities ,where her husband has labored as a minister of the Gospel. The other daughter the wife of Wm. Gordon Schurman of Lower Freetown is a woman of great charm and strength of character and during many years rendered to her invalid mother such service as only a fully sympathetic daughter can render an afflicted mother.
And the success of the motherhood of this good woman is the more clearly realized when it is known that her husband died thirty-eight years since, when most of the family were at the age where parental guidance is most greatly needed.
Nor were the interests of this good woman confined to her immediate family . Her helpful influence went out to all the community in which she lived. Her sympathies touched all life . Her Christian faith was simple her religious convictions were strong, her spiritual life was deep and abiding. They were her support during many years of suffering. Hers was the type of religion that makes noble women.
The funeral services of Mrs. Schurman were held at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Wm. Gordon Schurman, Lower Freetown, on Monday afternoon Dec 1. They were conducted by her pastor the Rev. Osgood Morse. Suitable music including a solo by Mrs. M.F. Schurman was rendered. A suitable address was delivered by Pastor Morse in which he spoke especially of the sorrow and the sacred joy of the occasion. The burial was in the Baptist cemetery at Central Bedeque where the three sons attending the funeral J Gould, Maynard F. and George W. with the son-in-law acted as pallbearers.
Hand Dated 1916, Paper Unknown
A telegram to Mrs.. Robert Muttart, Cape Traverse conveyed the sad news of the death of her nephew, Ernest J. Clarke, in Winnipeg, on the 4th of February following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Clark was thirty-five years of age and was the son of the late Nelson Clark, Cape Traverse. He leaves one brother, Wilfred D., In Denver ,Colorado and one sister Miss Gertrude residing in Boston Mass.
Hand Dated 1912, Paper Unknown
The many friends throughout this Province will hear with regret that Leslie A. Wright the well known and popular commercial traveler passed away at his home in Summerside yesterday morning at 3 o'clock after an illness of about one month. Mr. Wright who was only 42 years of age when called away , early in life went to Charlottetown and entered the employ of Stanley Bros. where he remained for several years . Returning to Summerside he established the firm McGougan and Wright selling out his interests to his partner Mr. Wright removed to Montague where he established the firm of Wright and Crockett, retiring from business to become the Provincial representative of Brock and Patterson, St. John , which position he held up to his death . Being a young man of attractive personality and excellent business ability, Mr. Wright made many friends wherever he went . He was the oldest so of Dugald S. Wright High Sheriff of Prince County and his wife is a daughter of Mrs. J. C. Russ now residing in Charlottetown . Besides his sorrowing wife and three children, a father, brother and sister are left to mourn ,and they will have widespread sympathy in the hour of trial. The funeral will be held tomorrow Thursday afternoon to Peoples Cemetery. Mr. Wright was a leading member of the I. O. O. F. and the brethren will be take charge of the funeral.- S.
With sincere sorrow we record the death of Leslie A. Wright which occurred at 3:30 this Tuesday morning. The sad event was not unexpected. He had been ill of several weeks and for some days past it was known to himself and his physicians and his friends that the end was rapidly nearing. And for him the last enemy had no terrors. Sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, the grave was to him an open door leading to the fuller and perfect life. Deceased was the eldest son of Sheriff Dugald Wright and was born in Bedeque forty two years ago. He was for some years a member of the firm McGougan and Wright, Summerside, and later traveled for Brock and Patterson, St. John N.B. In his business as well as his social relations he was an ideal citizen, a general favourite and a man whom all esteemed very highly. His early death in the prime and vigor of life, is a terrible blow to the wife and three children whom he so tenderly loved, to the father, sister and brother who just two years ago were bereaved of wife and mother. In their great sorrow they have the heartfelt sympathy of all . The surviving sister and brother are Miss Minnie and Fred . His wife was formerly Miss Etta Russ, daughter of the late J.B. Russ, Summerside. The funeral will take place Thursday at 2 pm, to the People's Cemetery and will be under the direction of Prince Edward Lodge I.O.O.F. of which he was an honored member.
Hand Dated Feb. 1919, Paper Unknown
[Mary (Wright) Moyse - d. 01/19/1919*]
The funeral of the late Mrs.. Mary Moyse who passed away at Central Bedeque on Sunday morning will take place from the residence of her son Mr Thomas Moyse , Central Bedeque this Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock to the Methodist Church Centreville thence to the Methodist Cemetery.
Hand Dated 1919, Paper Unknown
Lowther - At North Carleton P.E.I. Feb. 11th ., Mrs. Leigh Lowther a devoted member of the Methodist Church and a general favorite of the Community, leaving her husband, seven children and a large circle of friends to cherish her memory.
Hand Dated 1919, Paper Unknown
The deepest sympathy is the community is extended to Mr. Leigh Lowther of North Carleton in the sad death of his beloved wife (nee Bessie Dunn) , who passed away on Tuesday last after a few days illness of influenza, followed by pneumonia. The deceased lady who was held in high esteem by all leaves, besides her sorrowing husband , seven children to mourn ; also her mother, Mrs. Matthew Dunn and sister, Mrs. Charles Meikle of Summerside, and the following brothers and sisters in the United States ; Mrs. Wesley Huestis, Mrs. P. Walsh, Rueben , Stanley and Charles .
Hand Dated 1927, Nov. 29th?, Paper Unknown
A wide circle of friends will join us in regret at the death of Mrs.. James Carruthers who passed away at her home in Bedeque on Tuesday afternoon , at the age of 70 years, after being in failing health for the past twelve months. The deceased lady was a life-long and very truly honored resident of the district and will be greatly missed in the community, where she was a very strong worker in the United Church and supporter of all movements tending to the uplift and advancement of the district. There are left to mourn two sons and three daughters, namely: Dr. R.S.G. Carruthers of Vancouver, B.C.;
Mr. Clement Carruthers, at home ; Mrs. (Rev) S.J.MacArthur, Sault St. Marie, Ont.; Mrs. P.G. Clark and Mrs. Bishop Read, of Summerside; also one brother Mr. John Clark , of North Bedeque, to whom our sincere sympathy is extended. The funeral , which was largely attended took place on Thursday afternoon to the North Bedeque Cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband , who died ten years ago. Impressive services at the house and church were conducted by pastor Rev. D.K. Ross.
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
[Mrs. C. Weatherbie - Ada L. Wright d. 05/16/1929*]
Mrs. Cameron Weatherbie
The many friends of Mrs.. Cameron Weatherbie of Aldergrove, B.C. will be shocked to learn of her death which took place in the Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminister, B.C. on May 16 following a serious operation.
The deceased who was only forty-six years of age was formerly Miss Ada L. Wright and was born in Middleton, P.E. Island . She was a daughter of the late Jessie Wright and his wife Agnes Clarke ..(clipping not legible) that place. She leaves to mourn besides a sorrowing husband a family of five- three daughters Ada, Ruth and Beth and two sons Roy and Billy, also two brothers Mr. Artemus Wright of Summerside and Mr. Melbourne Wright of New York City. A host of relatives and friends both in this Province and in Western Canada where she has made her home for many years will also mourn her early death .
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
[Ada Mary (Shreeve) Wright d. 02/02/1916*]
The death of Mrs.. Major Wright occurred at her home Centreville, Bedeque on Monday, 26th inst., after a lingering illness. Deceased was a daughter of the late Rev. C.J. Shreeve and was fifty-nine years of age. She is survived by husband, one son Richmond and two daughters, Misses Millicent and May , all at home. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Paper Unknown Hand Dated 1928
Mrs. Ellis Bradshaw of Middleton, P.E.I., departed this life March 6th. She leaves a family of ten children one being a bay only a few days old; also a husband and a large circle of friends to sorrow because of her sudden passing. The funeral was held on March 9th. Services were conducted by pastor, Rev. A.J. Reynolds at the house, the United Church at Bedeque and at the grave. The large attendance at the house and church showed the high esteem in which she was held. Favorite hymns were sung and a sermon appropriate to the occasion was preached at the church. Mrs. Bradshaw was a member of the Bedeque United Church for many years and was greatly devoted to the interests of her family and home. Much sympathy is felt for the husband and bereaved children.
Hand Dated possibly 1922?, Paper Unknown
Friends of Mr. Louis Trueman of Searletown will regret to learn of his death, which occurred rather suddenly at his home there on Wednesday last. The cause of his death was paralysis. The deceased gentleman was 64 years of age. He leaves a widow but no family. The funeral is taking place this (Friday) afternoon.
No Date Paper Unknown
[Alice M. (Schurman) Wright d. 01/21/1916*]
In the death of Mrs. Alice M. Wright wife of Mr. Rufus S. Wright of Middleton, that community loses one of its most valued residents. Deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. Solomon Schurman, of Central Bedeque and at the time of her death , Jan. 21st.,was slightly past seventy one years old. Mrs. Wright was noted for her kind and helpful disposition and had a large number of friends. Her death was due to internal cancer, but her spirit of Christian resignation made a beautiful closing to such a well spent life. Besides her husband , she leaves three sons , Harold, Clifford and Ernest, all living in Middleton and Mrs. E. W. Schurman of Central Bedeque. She was one of the oldest and most valued members of the Bedeque Baptist Church. The funeral took place at her residence on Jan 23rd., internment in the Baptist Cemetery, Central Bedeque. The service was conducted by Rev. E.P. Calder pastor of Bedeque Baptist Church.
Hand Dated 1924, Paper Unknown
An exceptionally wide circle of our readers will join us in deep regret at the death of Mr. Thomas Wright of Bedeque. Mr Wright who was 74 years of age was taken ill whilst on a visit to his daughter Mr. Leonard Schurman of Central Bedeque where he passed away on Wednesday night. The deceased gentleman was the son of the late Benjamin Wright and grandson of the late William Wright a United Empire Loyalist and pioneer of the district. Throughout his life he upheld the best traditions of the family and the old homestead , being one of the most prosperous and up-to-date farmers of that fine agricultural district; a good husband, a kind and indulgent father, a good neighbor and friend and held in the highest esteem and respect of all classes in the district. There are left to mourn three daughters and one son namely: Mrs. Minton Schurman of Butler Man.; Mrs. Leonard Schurman of Central Bedeque; Mrs. Thomas Bolin of Cabrie Sask. and Mr. Horace M. Wright of Bedeque; also two sisters Mrs. F.H. Leard of Summerside and Mrs. Eliza Strang of New York to whom our sincere sympathy is extended. The funeral takes place today (Saturday) at 3 p.m. to the Methodist Church and cemetery at Bedeque, the remains being laid to rest beside those of his wife (nee Miss Mary Hooper daughter of the late Mr. Alex Hooper) who predeceased him by three years.
Date 1919, Paper Unknown
The death took place on October 9th 1919 in the Royal Victoria Hospital , Montreal of Isabelle Walker beloved wife of Mr. Ingham S. Wright of Campbellton, P.E.I. Mrs. Wright had been in delicate health for the past year and had gone to Montreal for treatment and hopes were entertained for her recovery but in spite of all that the best medical skill and tender nursing could do her gentle spirit took its flight to her God. The late Mrs. Wright was a highly respected lady possessing a charitable disposition an affable and genial manner, qualities which won for her the friendship and esteem of all who knew her . Her charity and never ending kindnesses will leave a void which time alone will fill while round her memory will be cherished the secret of life's happiness, unselfish service for the god of others. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. John Walker of Freetown where the funeral service was held on Sunday Oct. 12 conducted by the Rev. McQuarrie of Bedeque and Rev. Mr. Rice of Summerside. Very tenderly the remains of our near and dear were laid to rest in Bedeque Cemetery there in dreamless slumber to rest till the day break and the shadows flee away. There are left to mourn a sorrow stricken husband, an aged father, four sisters and four brothers.
Date 1929, Paper Unknown
[Annie (MacPhee0 Wright died age 73, b, 1846*]
Bedeque and Vicinity
The death of Mrs. Annie McPhee, widow of the late Alpheus Wright occurred after a short illness on January 20th 1929 at the residence of her son Mr. Sutherland Wright of Middleton, at the advanced age of ...not legible .. years. She was good in every .. station of term; her ...ostentatiously dispensed; her ...ful willingness to relieve any real distress, her talents and charms endeared her to all. Truly we are living in a world where solemn shadows are continually falling upon our path -shadows that teach us the insecurity of all temporal blessings and warn us there is no abiding stay. But let us remember that we are in the hands of Him who knows when to give and when to take away and invites us to call on Him in the day of trouble. Her funeral was largely attended by her sorrowing neighbours and friends. She leaves to mourn one daughter Mrs. Peasly Allan, Albany, Bruce, Victoria B.C., and Sutherland, Middleton also a number of grandchildren who should never forget the kind words "Grandma" always had for them. A very impressive service was conducted by Rev. R.P. Reynolds pastor of Bedeque Church. She was tenderly laid ... Bedeque church. Her remains were tenderly laid by six of her friends in the Lower Bedeque Cemetery besides those of her husband.
Dated June, possibly 16th, 1929, Paper The Farmer ?
The death of Mrs.. Holland Leard took place suddenly on Monday evening in Prince County Hospital. The deceased was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Hannah Wright, and was born in Bedeque, but has lived most of her life in Summerside. She was a lady of lovable and Christian character and is survived by an only sister, Eliza, Mrs. Strong of New York, who has been informed by telegraph. There are also left to mourn two daughters Anna , Mrs. William of North Bedeque and Georgie, Mrs. Ernest Large of Summerside, to whom the farmer tenders its sincere sympathy. The funeral had not been arranged at the time of our going to press at noon today (Tuesday)
Hand Dated 1916, Paper Unknown
There passed away on the morning of the 31st of August Mr. Charles Craig of Middleton in the 66th year of his age. His funeral which was very largely attended, took place on Thursday the 2nd of Sept. to the beautiful Cemetery of North Bedeque. The solemn and impressive service was held at the home , the Pastor the Rev. Alex MacKay, leading the service and giving the most practicable and appropriate address, founded on the words " I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better" The Rev Messrs. Ayers and Calder took part in the service. A male quartette sang excellently and with effect some choice musical selections. Miss Edna MacMurdo was organist. The Elders, Members of Session acted as pall bearers. The immediate mourners, the widow and family comprising Norman and Earle living on adjoining and splendid homesteads and Mrs. James Norton, whose husband is in the employ of I.C.R. Moncton, have the sympathy of a wide circle of relatives and friends which is very evident from the large number who came together to pay their last respects to the dead . The deceased at an early age obeyed the injunction " Give Me Thine Heart", and when quite a young man was elected to the eldership of the Presbyterian Church , Bedeque. He took a lively interest in all manners pertaining to the welfare of the Church. Up to the time of his health failed, although living seven miles or more form the church he was seldom absent from the sanctuary. The same may be said of his attendance at the meetings of session and congregation . As a member of session he was a large factor in molding the policy of the church. He was remarkably loyal to the honor taken upon entering the church session. Whatever tended to the betterment of community received his heartily loyal support. With him to know was to do. In politics he was a Liberal but by no means a strong party man. He took strong ground on the question of temperance and the purity of the ballot. He would break with his party upon the slightest suspicion that they were shady on those two questions. There is but one member of quite a large family, now living in the person of Mr. John Craig of Middleton. It is comforting to know that the bereaved are not called upon to sorrow as those who have no hope. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord".
Dated April 14, 1916, Paper Unknown (Summerside)
Mrs. Christopher Smith
One of the oldest members of the Summerside Methodist Church , Mrs. Christopher Smith passed peacefully away on March 20th at the home of her son-in-law Dr. A.A. Black , Summerside. Mrs. Smith was born at Crapaud on Feb. 21st 1835, but the greater part of her life was spent at Searletown, on the Bedeque Circuit, to which place she came in 1855 at the time of her marriage. It was the Searletown Church under the ministry of the late John Prince, that both she and her husband were soundly converted to God ,and throughout her long life her faith and confidence in God's love and mercy remained unshaken. Mrs. Smith was a woman of more than ordinary agility and manifested the greatest interest in anything that was good and ennobling . She knew by memory many of the choice passages of scripture ,and the choicest hymns. Her mind too, was well storied with much of the best in English literature. She was greatly interested in current events and followed the progress of the great war with unabated interest to the very last. during the past few years, owing to ill health, her activities had been somewhat restricted , but the welfare of Zion was uppermost in her thought. On the 18th the writer was talking to her , and heard her testify to her trust and confidence in her Saviour. She seemed to be in her usual health. It was therefore with surprise that the announcement of her death was heard on the following day - not dead but " Asleep with Jesus". There are left to mourn Mrs. A.A. Black, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Gabriel Allen, Summerside and Mrs.. J. Bell, Cape Traverse, daughters and one son Dr. Percy F. Smith of Camrose Alberta.
Interment took place at Searletown on Wednesday the March 22nd.
Summerside April 14, 1916.
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
Rev. E.F. Goff of Claremont Cal. passed away last Sunday morning after an operation. The late Mr. Goff was 68 years of age and was the oldest son of the late Mr. John Goff of Woodville Mills this province. He leaves to mourn his widow formerly Miss Lottie Wright, daughter of the late Mr. Jessie Wright, Bedeque; also his mother residing in California, and five brothers and three sisters, namely Louis W. and Dr. H. Neville Goff in San Diego; W.P. in Montana, R.C in Charlottetown and George E. on the homestead, Woodville Mills; Mrs. Charles Strangman, Montreal; Mrs. Arthur Jenks, Berkley Cal., and Mrs. (Dr.) J. A. McKinnon, Seattle Wash.
Date possibly October 30, 1907?, Paper Unknown
Dr. Dobson's Funeral Today
This afternoon all that was mortal of Rev. William Dobson will be tenderly laid away in Sherwood Cemetery . How many how tender and loving have been the tributes paid to his memory since his demise. These coming from near and far prove how wide and beneficent was his influence , how many minds he had illumined, how many friendships he had established and how many hearts he had touched. Wherever he had lived he preached whenever he traveled or visited he had sown a friendship and ...love , noble thoughts , elevated precepts a lofty example . He had in very truth "allured to brighter worlds and led the way."
It is the reflex of forces set in motion by his brilliant mind, his great heart, his noble life work, which today leaves the air still vibrant with his voice and fragrant with his memory. This afternoon a great tide of human sympathy and emotion of gratitude for all that he was in our midst, of solemn exaltation in the thought that he is now "something far advanced in state," mingled with a sense of loneliness and irreparable loss, will converge upon, surround and fill the Brick Church. The last tribute paid by a multitude, with full hearts. And in the days to come , while yet the sense of loss is growing, to how many sad hearts will come the thought:
Oh for the touch of a vanished hand
And the sound of a voice that is still !
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
The body of the late Miss Lottie May Wright whose death in Malden Mass., was recorded yesterday arrived yesterday evening accompanied by Mr. Percy Wright, brother of the deceased. The remains were conveyed to the former home in Bedeque where the funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Date Unknown Paper Unknown
Many of our readers will regret to learn that Mrs. Kirby, wife of the Rev. W.J. Kirby formerly of Bedeque and Charlottetown died at her home in Milltown, N.B., last Thursday evening of pneumonia. The deceased leaves a husband , one son and one daughter to mourn their sad loss.
Paper Unknown Date 1875
Died at Searletown on Dec. 2nd 1875 the Hon. John Wright in the 87th year of his age. He was the eldest of a family of eleven children. His parents were worthy pious persons, whose first desire was for their children was that they might grow up in the fear and love of God. The Rev. George Jackson the author of his father's (Mr. Nathaniel Wright's) biography, speaking of his anxiety for his children says: the piercing prayer, the piercing look , the earnest exhortation whenever they came to his bedside all...spoke the anxiety of his heart for their "present and eternal salvation". Shortly after their conversation the manner in which they prized the preaching of the lord was envinced by Mr. N. Wright and his relatives going with a vessel to Nova Scotia for the Rev. W. Black who after coming baptized Mr. W. and three of his children, formed the eight or ten society, administered the sacrament of the Lord's supper, and then returned to his station in Halifax. Brought up thus breathing the atmosphere of an earnest piety Mr. Jno. Wright early in life gave his heart to God and ...ned the class, but for some reason withdrew from the society and did not unite with the Church until seventeen years ago under the ministry of the Rev. Barrat; since which all who have had the pleasure of his acquaintance can witness his exemplary and uniform Christian deportment. His piety was of the calm and quiet sort rather shunned than courted the noise of the world , exhibiting its genuine ..and vitality in undoubted fruits ; for ... many virtues bore all of them pre-eminently the Christian stamp. Nor did he manifest the fervour or impassioned will which is sometimes considered the only sure indication of deep religious feeling. But being naturally modest and retiring all this was foreign in his nature and what it would have been impossible for such a man to assume . he was punctual in his attendance at the ....of grace and even after his hearing ...so far impaired that he could not receive benefit from the preached word he felt it his duty to attend the worship of God He had an amiable disposition and it was the natural impulse of his spirit to render everybody around him happy. This feature of his character was likingly manifested during his last illness for though suffering intensely he sought after the comfort and welfare of others His house was a welcome receptacle for the stranger, his heart was open to his friends and his ..nty was cheerfully administered to receive the wants of the needed and to aid in the spread of religious truth and there ........
He was universally beloved and respected. In his public capacity he was elected to an honorable and respectable position. He was the Lieutenant Colonel of the Militia, Justice of the Peace , Coroner and also Representative to the Legislative Counsel. His illness was very distressing but God enabled him to bear the application with patience and submission. The last time I visited him he appeared very happy trusting in Jesus. It seemed as though the Lord was perfecting his servant through suffering, for as he drew nearer to his end the actings of his soul were more and more victorious so that his exit from this world was calm, peaceful and glorious .
Jany 13th, 1876, Bedeque P.E.I. Paper Unknown
Also at Searletown Nov. 13th of Spinal Meningitis, Annie Amelia eldest daughter of D.S. Wright Esq. and granddaughter of the late Hon john Wright, aged eleven years and eight months . About a year and a half before her death she received the converting grace of God under the Ministry of the Rev. J.S. Phinney. When she became afflicted she conversed with her mother concerning the subject of death with a calmness beyond her years saying " I love Jesus and I know that he loves me and I am willing to die if it is the Lords will ". On another occasion when her physician told her that he could not save her she replied, "I trust in Jesus to save me." On the day of her funeral the scholars of the Methodist Sabbath School with sadness stood beside the remains of their departed companion and sang the well-known lines beginning, "Sister thou art mild and lovely" and then formed a procession to the grave . Thus in less than three short weeks those who had cheered the same home on earth were united in paradise above.
Bedeque, P.E.I., Jany 13th, 1876
Hand Dated Feb 23rd, 1890, Sunday and buried on Wed., Paper Unknown
Mr John R. Wright father of our respected townsman Mr. Jas. C. Wright breathed his last about noon on Sunday the 23rd inst. at Searletown where he has resided for many years. Mr. Wright was a consistent member of the Methodist church and was always on the side of any good cause. He was a general favourite in the neighbourhood and was highly esteemed by all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. In politics he was a decided Liberal and was at all times an outspoken advocate of reform principals. He leaves behind him a widow and six children to whom we extend our heartfelt sympathies in their sadness.
Another notice the same Date Hand Written on clipping
Wright- At Searletown on Sunday the 23rd inst. of Bronchitis superinduced by La Grippe. John R Wright in his 76th year leaving a widow and six children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband, father and neighbour.
Hand Dated December 1888, Paper Unknown
It is our sad duty this week to record the death at the ripe old age of 85 years of Mr. Job Wright of Middleton which sorrowful event took place after a brief illness at the residence of his son Mr. Jesse A. Wright , North Bedeque, early last Monday . The deceased whose home was in Middleton, lately went on a visit to Mr. Theodore Wright of Lot 7 and was on his way home again when he called to see his son where he took ill. A strange coincidence was that the place that he died was also the place of his birth. His remains were buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Centreville, last Wednesday. We mingle our tears with the sorrowing relatives on the loss of their venerable parent.
Date and Paper Unknown
At Middleton, Lot 27, 17th inst. of inflammation of the lungs in his 83rd year Stephen Wright and old and respected inhabitant of this locality.
The next two obits appeared on the same paper clipping re: Farrow and Leard
Date and Paper Unknown
Farrow- At Bedeque on the 20th inst. Edwin Farrow in the 69th year of his age.
Date and Paper Unknown
Leard- On the 29th inst. at the residence of Mr. Jessie A. Wright North Bedeque, Mr. Samuel Leard of Augustine Cove , in the 89th year of his age.
Hand Dated 1914, Paper Unknown
SUDDEN DEATH IN ALBANY
A sad and singular incident occurred at Albany yesterday. Mr. Thomas McBride of Seven Mile Bay, yesterday morning in the company of his daughter Nettie drove to Albany to visit his daughter Mrs. James Noonan of that place. After having dinner at his son-in-law's residence he left to visit the next neighbour, Mr. Lemuel Dawson. He was talking to Mr. Dawson in the house telling him that he (McBride) had not been well for some time and suddenly exclaimed "Oh my heart" and fell back dead. This was about five minutes after commencement of the conversation. Mr. McBride was apparently in good health and had never been sick a day in his life , with the exception of the time mentioned above. He was born in Kinkora about 60 years ago and removed to Seven Mile Bay about 10 years ago. He leaves to mourn besides a sorrowing widow, one son and nine daughters. All will join in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved.
Date Hand Written beside clipping 1916, Paper Unknown
BEDEQUE- The first one of the membership of the Bedeque Methodist Church to make the supreme sacrifice for his King and country was Ellis Hooper, youngest and dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Allison Hooper. He was seriously wounded while fighting "somewhere in France" March 29th and died the following day. He was a young man of exceptionally fine character and gave every promise of being a noble, useful man. When the annual roll-call was held in our church last May, Ellis who was then in training with his regiment (105th) sent the following verse for his response:
"Wherewithall shall a young man cleanse his ways? By taking heed thereto according to Thy Word." What a thoughtful testimony from one so young! Surely he would find peace and safety, trusting in His Word.
The sympathy of the entire church goes out to his bereaved parents, his brother Fred, and his sister Mrs. Frank Deacon, both residing in Freetown.
Date and Paper Unknown
Mrs. Mary Wright
The death occurred at Searletown on Wednesday the 4th inst. of Mrs. Mary Wright , widow of Mr. Lewis Wright Searletown, and daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Black of Searletown . The deceased lady had attained a remarkable age death coming the day preceding her 98th birthday. To the last she retained her faculties, mental and bodily with the exception of her hearing which for some years was slightly defective .She was a bright, charming and intelligent conversationalist. For many years a function yearly looked forward to with pleasure by her many friends was the celebration of her birthday and on each occasion her pleasant reminiscences of by-gone days and her interest in current events made the birthday call a veritable pleasure to both herself and her friends. Her husband died several years ago. Since his death she resided with her sister and brother-in-law the late Mr. and Mrs. Dugald Wright, Until over a year ago, since which time she lived at the home of her nephew Mr. Charlie N. Black, Searletown, where she entered upon her eternal rest . One brother Captain Rufus R. Black, Taunton Mass., survives her the last of a large family. The late Mrs. Wright had a host of friends throughout the province and although her life was pleasantly and happily prolonged far beyond the common span , they will miss the kindly smile and the wholehearted welcome that always greeted them on their visits to one whom all had learned to call, "Aunt Mary". The funeral takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home of her nephew Mr. Charles N Black to Searletown Cemetery.
Date and Paper Unknown
Late Mr. Stewart Cairns
The death occurred at Freetown on Saturday of Mr. Stewart Cairns a well known and prosperous farmer after an illness of some months. He leaves a wife, two sons and one daughter. The funeral took place today (Tuesday).
Hand Dated 1913, Sept, Paper Unknown
A wide circle of our readers especially of the older generation will learn with sorrow of the death of Mr. Norman R. Wright which sad event took place at Summerside on Wednesday at the age of 77 years after a lingering illness. The deceased in former years was one of the leading business men of the province. He was born in Bedeque and as a young man started with his brother Elisha Wright the widely known firm of Messrs. Wright Bros. of Summerside. Later he removed to Crapaud to manage the firms business there and married Miss Wa...man of that place. He retired from the business thirteen years ago and took up residence in Summerside. There are left to mourn a widow, the brother above mentioned and two sisters. Mr. F. R. Newsome, Charlottetown is a nephew of the deceased. The funeral takes place this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock to the Methodist Church and then to the People's Cemetery.
Date Unknown, Paper The Guardian
[nee Isabella Miller d. 04/13/1913*]
Provincialist Dead- The death occurred at Terrel, Texas on the 3rd inst. of Mrs. Isaac Schurman formerly of this province after a very short illness. Deceased was 75 years of age and is survived by her husband and two sons Messrs. Norman and Steven, also three brothers Messrs. Peter Miller of Ellerslie, lot 12, Alexander of Lot 16, and David in Iowa. Deceased formerly resided in North Bedeque and in 1911 with Mr. Schurman and her family removed to Carthage, Mo., and a few years later to Terrel, Texas. Since leaving the Island Mr. Schurman has been called upon to mourn the loss of two of his children, his youngest son having been killed in the Philippine War where he was serving as a member of a Missouri Company while his only daughter who was well known in Summerside for being for some years on the teaching staff of Summerside School, was drowned in a train wreck at Eden Colo., in 1904 the particulars of which are no doubt remembered by a number of Guardian readers. In this Mr. Schurman will have the sympathy of his many friends throughout that part of the province where he is so well known. J.
Hand Dated 1918, Paper The Patriot
Bradshaw - Died at his home in Middleton Prince Edward Island Jany. 29th, Wallace J. Bradshaw, aged 73 years. He is survived by his widow , one daughter and three sons of the same town also a sister Mrs. I.M. White of Fulton. Mr. Bradshaw was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradshaw of Fulton who resided in the house direct west of the Foster Brothers knife works on West First street. The family consisted of the parents and five children and Mrs. White is now the only survivor of the family. About 50 years ago Mr. Bradshaw went to Canada where he married and settled down as a farmer. He repeatedly made short visits to the old home town with which he kept in touch by receiving The Patriot every week for the half century at his Canadian residence. He was of a social nature and his visits were enjoyed by the writer as well as by the older people in Fulton, who were his acquaintances in his boyhood days. He made a success of farming and was rated among the progressive agriculturalists of his adopted land. He was taken ill shortly after his last visit to Fulton in 1916 and had been in poor health since.
[*] Dates/information added from the files of Linda Stent-Campbell.
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