Christian Guardian Newspaper – Toronto Ontario
(transcribed and generously donated by Tara Johnson Hawkins)
Nov 3 1920 P. 26
Goodwin – Thomas Goodwin was born sixty four years ago in Ontario. In 1874 he gave his heart to God at an old time revival held in Hope Church, Minto Circuit. He was give local preacher’s license and was well received in this work. He was also superintendent of Sunday school on the Teviotdale circuit where he lived some years. Nearly seven years ago he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered but lingered on until October 2nd when he passed peacefully away at his daughter’s, Mrs. Smith Bell, Carman, Manitoba. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord”
Dempsey – Sara Violet Elisabeth Macartney, beloved wife of Hugh C. Dempsey, passed away Sept. 28th 1919 at 39 Daly Avenue Ottawa Ont. She was second daughter of the late Henry Macartneyand Mary A. Macartney, Hawthorne Ontario and was born on Sept. 26th 1880. On May 26th, 1908 she was married to H.C. Dempsey of Hardman’s Bridge, Ont. Reared in a Christian home in early life she joined the Methodist Church, Hawthorne, and led a quiet Christian life radiating sunshine everywhere. She was organist for the church and Sunday school for several years and president of the Young People’s Society. There survive to mourn: her husband, mother, five brothers and two sisters.
Orchard – The death of Mrs. Harriet Orchard occurred at Indian Head, October 13th at the age of seventy-six. Formerly resideing at Newcastle Ont., she was left a widow in 1877 and in 1899 removed to Indian Head. For thirty-five years she subscribed to The Guardian and was a charter member of the Newcastle W.M.S and for many years active in Sunday school work, Ladies’ Aid and W.C.T.U. The surviving children are: A.G. Orchard, Regina; W.J. Orchard, (unreadable); Mrs. N.T. Selby, Grand Coulee; Mrs. J. Shelford, Mrs. A Worden and Miss Georgina, Indian Head
Beatty – At Parry Sound, Ont. On October 5th, Isabel Ellen, widow of the late William Beatty of Parry Sound and daughter of the late John George Bowes of Toronto
Grainger – On Saturday October 16th at her late residents 1362 Yonge St Toronto, Eunice S. Grainger, beloved wife of Edwin Grainger
Stapleford – On October 17th at Regina Sask., Eleanor Blake, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E.W. Stapleford, age two years and twenty five days
Nelson – In loving memory of our dear father and mother Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Nelson who died Oct 26th and Nov 14th 1916.
Nov 10, 1920 p. 26
Sheppard – At her late residence, 19 Farnham Avenue, Monday, October 25th, 1920, Sarah A., daughter of the late John Sheppard.
Bellamy – Joseph James Bellamy passed away in St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, on September 26th, 1920 after a year’s painful illness. In the pastor’s absence overseas the Rev. Selborne Anderson preached the funeral sermon. Kirkton circuit mourns his loss as a much respected and beloved Recording Steward, who for twelve years had given marked distinction, exceptional ability and particular faithfulness to that office. The Salem appointment lost a great leader when their Bible class teacher and choir leader and church secretary of twenty years was gone. His wife and daughters mourn a beloved husband and father. Ministers and laymen knew and revered him as a Prince in Israel. A.W.B.
Switzer – Mary Jane Storey, widow of the late John T. Switzer, passed to her reward on September 22nds, at her home in Emily Township, Ont. She leaves five children: Ira and Cora at home; Mrs. H.T. Lang and Mrs. Norman Edmison, Smith Township; Mrs. Sidney Connell, Cavan Township; her aged mother Mrs. D. Storey, Emily; one brother, Mr. Evans Storey, Emily; two sisters Mrs. W.C. Switzer, Peterborough; and Mrs. Alexander Lang, Emily. She had a sterling Christian character and had been a member of the Bethel Methodist Church since childhood, was an active Christian worker and will be greatly missed from the community.
Dorland – In loving memory of mother, Mrs. E. Dorland, who passed away November 7th 1919. Ever remembered by her children, Dr. C.B. Dorland, Mrs. A.C. Pettit, J.W. Dorland
Nov 17, 1920 P.26
Bickle – On Wednesday, November 3rd, George Berry, Lieut. 48th Highlanders (15th Battalion, C.E.F.) dearly beloved son of Wm. J. and Mattie Caswell Bickle, in this 27th year, as the result of overseas experience.
Dobie – At Thessalon, October 25th, Mary Caroline, beloved wife of James B. Dobie, aged 66 years and 5 months.
Lyon – In precious memory of Elsie, only darling girlie, born May 23, 1897, in Souris Manitoba, entered eternal life November 5th 1918 in Kingston Ontario; only child of and never forgotten by her mother
Vasey – In loving memory of Mark Vasey, who passed from this life into life eternal on November 9th, 1915
Brown – Francis Brown, born in Hampshire England was married June 20th 1855 to Eliza Grisdale, Hudson Quebec; subsequently settling in Sombra Township, Sombra Village, Sarnia and Port Huron. He passed peacefully away October 21st, leaving to revere his strong active Christian life of 65 years eight children: Albert J. and Mrs. John Henry, Sarnia; Joseph F, Mrs. Avery Tomlin and Mrs. George Shephardson, Port Huron, Michigan; Reverends George Eli Conklin, Mich., Asa Irwin, Melbourne, and Allan Henry, Woodalee. Rev. Dr. Manning conducted the funeral services Oct 23rd when he was laid to rest beside his wife in Riverview Cemetery, awaiting a glorious resurrection.
Casely – Mrs. Wm. Casely survived her husband two years and a half. She had been failing of late, but the final illness continued about six months. The home-going was a great release from pain and weakness. From her childhood she was identified with the Methodist church and remembered the changes that had taken place. During her lifetime she had served in every department and often attended the Official Board. She was superintendent of the Mission Band for years immediately prior to her last illness. Burial took place at Thornhill on August 25th.
Squire – James L. Squire of Norwood Ont., died on Wednesday October 20th. Born in Staffordshire in 1847, of sturdy stock he came with his family to Norwood. His were high executive ability and fervent, energetic piety. A great believer, he met discouragements breast forward and persisted until triumphant. He established strong mercantile firm. He was a respected Justice of the Peace and Clerk of Court. He was loyal to the church and pastor and was president of the choir. Saying “ It is all summed up in one work, Immortality” he left us. Re. A.M. Irwin assisted the pastor at the service at “Sneyd Villa”
Nov 24, 1920 p.23
Brown – Francis Brown, the subject of this sketch, came from England to Hudson, Que, where he found his helpmate Eliza, daughter of Dr. Grisdale. The young couple settled in Sombra Ontario. The family altar was erected. Mr. Brown was a power in prayer. The travelling ministry found his home open, with a warm welcome and word of encouragement to brighten their way. He was a man of deep sincerity and stood for the best things in life. He leaves five sons (three in the ministry) and three daughters. Dr. Manning of Sarnia, his pastor, spoke feelingly of his value to the church.
Stodgill- Thomas Stodgill was born near Port Hope, March 25th 1837. Died at his home, Forest, October 22nd, 1920 in his eighty-fourth year. In his boyhood days he came to Huron County with his parents, William and Martha Stodgill. April 9th 1868, he married Miss L.E. Hewitt, of Stanley Township, who with five daughters and one son, survives him; also one brother. Deceased was a devoted member of the Methodist Church; a reader of The Guardian for over fifty years. Was trustee of the present church, Forest, when built and for years its treasurer. He was characterized by vital and vigorous piety. His end was peace.
Smith – At Halifax, her native city, after a brief illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah Smith, widow of the Rev. Richard Smith, of the Nova Scotia Conference, and eldest daughter of the late S.S.B. Smith, Esq., peacefully died Saturday morning, November 6th 1920, in the eighty-ninth year of her age. An appreciation of this Wesleyan missionary’s wife and veteran servant of God will follow.
McKeown – In loving memory of my dear husband, John McKeown, who died on May 14th, 1920
Dec 1 1920, p. 33
Binns – There passed away in Victoria, B.C. on October 19th Mary Elizabeth Binns, well known and much loved in London for her good works. Born in Wisden England July 9th 1861. Her Methodist ancestry dates back to the days of John Wesley, her great-grandfather being a convert of Wesley himself. Coming to Canada in 1905, she immediately united with Dundas Centre Church in which and throughout the city her name is as ointment poured forth. Generous with all she possessed of time, strength and money, she served among young and old. Her bright happy face, infectious laugh and cheerful works made her welcome in all homes. Her life among us was like that other Mary’s offering – an alabaster box of ointment most precious poured forth upon the head of our Lord.
Dunsmore – Mary Jane Thistle, widow of the late James Dunsmore, passed away at the old home at Harmony, Friday November 5th. Methodism suffers the loss of one who has been a devoted worker. She has been connected with the little church for nearly all her life and at the time of her death she was the honorary president of the Ladies’ Aid and the W.M.S. She excelled in the noblest of earth’s vocations, that of mother and home-maker and her motherly interested was extended beyond her own home. She will be held in loving remembrance by a large circle of relatives and friends. The grand heritage of a Christian family of six girls and three boys, who mourn the loss, will ever be a living testimony to the beautiful Christian life just gone out.
Hooper – At Holland, Man. November 3rd, Mrs. Richard Hooper entered into her rest. She was eighty-one years old. Next New Year’s Day Mr. and Mrs. Hooper expected they would have celebrated the diamond anniversary of their wedding day. She was born at Bowmanville, Ont., and was twice a pioneer first in Ontario, then later in Manitoba. A husband, three sons and two daughters survive her. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. S.P. Riddell, assisted by Rev. T.B. Wilson a friend of the family for more than fifty years. Mrs. Hooper possessed all of the characteristics of noble womanhood, strong, firm and sincere, yet kind, gentle and sympathetic.
McKinnon – There died at Singhampton, November 8th Neil McKinnon. For fifty years he served his generation as a blacksmith, running his business as he said, not for dollars but for service. He had a high sense of the dignity of labor, its sacredness, its importance. For forty-five years he sang in the choir continuously. His goodness was of the quiet and ostentatious kind. He was a faithful friend to the minister; a pious and patriotic man, giving one son Lieutenant Chester McKinnon to die for his country. Deceased leaves behind wife, two sins one daughter, wife of Rev. Wilfred Galloway, Calgary. Buried at Singhampton
Switzer – Eliza Jane Switzer passed peacefully away on October 20th, 1920 at the age of 84 years. On Kirkton circuit she had been in Christian fellowship and a prominent figure in church life over sixty years, giving to the Methodist communion twelve children, some of whom with tier children are faithful workers there. She was a charter member and first life member of the W.M.S., a lover of all good causes eg. Knitting during recent years 425 pairs of socks and expressed always a beautiful Christian character and example that made her beloved to her family and all who knew her. We have lost truly a mother in Israel.
Lovelace – On Thursday, November 18th at his home in Centreton, James Arthur, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. J.N. Lovelace
McLachlan – On Friday, November 12th at the Methodist parsonage, Chesley, Nellie Gertrude, eldest daughter of the Rev. J.A. and Mrs. McLachlan. Interment in Chesley cemetery.
Sheridan – On the 10th ult., at his residence 1524 Jubilee Avenue Victoria B.C., Rev. William Sheridan, in his eighty-seventh year.
Farrill – On Tuesday morning, September 28th at Kenilworth Ont., George Alexander, dearly beloved husband and father of Mrs. Margaret Farrill and family, aged 74 years.
Switzer – In grateful tender remembrance of my mother, Mary E. Switzer, who entered into eternal rest at Orangeville on November 21st 1919.
Gunby – In loving memory of wife and mother Mrs. Burdge Gunby, who passed away November 25th 1919. Mrs. Margaret E. Sangster