Misc Obits from "Lanark Era" , Ontario, 1899-1900
- Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
Wed., Feb. 8, 1899
In Drummond Twp, Feb. 2nd, Jane Morris, wife of the late Nathaniel
McLenaghan, aged 84 yrs. She was born in Ireland, in the county of Wexford, and
came to this country with her parents when two years of age. She married from
her home on the 5th conc. of Drummond, sixty-two years ago. Her husband died
just two months after their Diamond anniversary, two years ago in June. They
raised thirteen of a family, all of whom survive: Charles, of Beckwith; William,
of Carelton Place; Nathaniel, of Perth; James, of Toronto; John, of Drummond;
Robert, of Minnedos, Man; Edward, of the homestead; Mrs. H. McVeity, of Elmsley;
Mrs. H. Ireton, of Drummond; Mrs. Wm. McVeity, of Huron Cty; Miss Sarah, at
home; Mrs. John Wilson of Bathurst; and Mrs. Wm. Jones, of Huron Cty.
Wed., Mar 1 1899
At Gladwin, Mich. Feb 15th, James Croskery sr aged 64 years. Born of
Scottish parents in Cty. Down, Ireland, 14th Dec. 1835 he came to this country
in 1849, settling in Lanark, where he was a shoemaker in Mrs. Traynor's shop. In
1859 he was married at Perth to Miss Harriet L. Wrathall, who died in 1878,
leaving three children: James jr., Robert and Mrs. Leininger, all of whom live
in Gladwin, Mich. In 1877, he moved to Gorrie, in Huron Cty. where he lived
until 1887 before moving to Gladwin. He married the former Elizabeth McDonald,
of Gorrie, after the death of his first wife. She survives him.
Wed., May 10, 1899
In Lanark Twp, April 30th, Mrs. Eliza Smith, in her 100th year. She was born
in Carlow, Ireland, September 15th, 1799, Eliza Tennant, dau of Mr. and Mrs.
Tennant, who came to Canada in 1820. They resided continuously in Lanark Twp.
When she married to John Smith, who died seventeen years ago, the closest
clergyman was in Ogdensburg, NY, whither they went to have the ceremony
performed. They had fourteen of a family, of whom the following survive: Joseph,
James, Thomas, and Charles, and Mrs. Anthony Woods, Mrs. Charles Finlayson, Mrs.
Robert Watchorn, and Miss Frances Smith. The funeral was on Tuesday from the
residence of her son, Thomas to the Tennant Cemetery.
Wed., May 17, 1899
In Poland, Dalhousie Twp., May 12th, Mrs. John Paul, aged 82 years. Born in
Antrim, Ireland, in 1817, she grew up there and met and married husband. In 1853
they came to this country and settled at Poland. They raised a family of nine,
of whom six survive. One daughter, Mrs. Regan, died in the US about three years
ago, Joseph, died seven years ago and Archibald, died 25 years ago. The
survivors are John, William, James and Moses B. and Miss Martha, all of Poland,
and Mrs. John Johnston, of Dalhousie. Burial in White's cemetery.
Wed., Aug 30, 1899
In Lanark Twp., Aug 25th, Mrs. James Smith, aged 69 years. She was born
Eliza Woods in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, in the year 1831. At the age of
ten years she emigrated with her parents to a farm in Lanark Twp. In 1860, she
married Jas. Smith whose parents owned the adjoining farm. They had five
children, two of whom are dead. The survivors are James on the homestead; Mrs.
Alex. Matthie of Middleville; and Mrs. William Folkard, of Lanark. Burial in St.
Paul's cemetery, Lanark. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Anthony Woods of
Wed., Oct 11, 1899
In Lanark Twp., 7th, Mrs. James Closs, aged 71 years. She as born Bridget
Bain, in Dublin, Ireland, in 1825. About 52 years ago she came to this country
and settled on the 4th conc. of Lanark Twp. She married Jas. Closs shortly after
her arrival here. They had a family of nine, four of whom died of diphtheria at
an early age. She is survived by her husband and John, Robert (on the homestead)
and Peter, in Lanark Twp., James, in Drummond, and Mrs. P. Sheridan, in Perth.
Burial on Monday last at Ferguson's Falls.
Wed., Mar 21, 1900
At Carleton Place, on Wednesday, Mr. Joseph Dougherty. He was born in 1820
near the town of New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland, and came with his parents to
this country in 1825. He lost his sight in 1842, in an explosion, near Pakenham.
He started teaching singing in 1851 and taught until 1866. At his death he was
within two weeks of reaching his eightieth year. Burial on Friday to St. James'
In Perth, on Wednesday, Mrs. Geo. Kerr, the former Mrs. Catherine Corry,
aged 80 years. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, March 3rd,1811. At an early age
she came to Perth with her sister, Mrs. Wm. Doherty, of Carleton Place. About 65
years ago, she married the late George Kerr, Esq., Rev. Michael Harris
performing the ceremony. They had a family of seven sons and three daughters.
Dawson, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Wm. H.C. (deceased), of Toronto; Mrs.Henry
McDowell, Aurora; Mrs. E.A. Lester, Perth; George, Toronto; Augustus T., Salt
Lake City, Utah; James & John A., Perth; Charles E., Toronto, and Katie E. (Mrs.
R. Bryce), Winnipeg.
Wed., Apr 18, 1900
In Dalhousie Twp., April 17th, Mr. James Miller, aged 80 years. He was born
in Cty. Antrim, Ireland, in 1820 and came to this country in 1842, working for
Mr. Robert Moffatt, in Ramsay, where he stayed three years. About fifty-one
years ago he married Miss Margaret Wright, of Perth and settled on 1st conc.
Dalhousie. Since the death of his wife five years ago, he has lived with his
son, Benjamin. They had ten children, all of whom are living: Mrs. Jas. H.
Manahan, John and Ellen, of Lanark; Benjamin, of Dalhousie; James, of Carleton
Place; Mrs. Robert Lockhart, of Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Wm. Hillis, of Sutton,
Ont.; and Isaac, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Wed., May 9, 1900
At Poland, Thursday, May 3rd, Mr. James Piercy, aged 73 years. He was born
in County Antrim, Ireland, and came to Canada in 1847, journeying into Lavant by
ox-cart. He leaves a widow and five children: John and Samuel, of Rat Portage;
James, in Lavant; Maggie, at Braeside; and Nellie, at home. One daughter died at
a few years of age. Burial on Saturday at the Poland cemetery.
Wed., May 30, 1900
On Monday, this week, Mr. John Kehoe, of Bathurst, aged 71 years. He was born in
County Wexford, Ireland, in 1829 and came to Canada over fifty years ago. He
married Eliza McCabe, dau of the late Michael McCabe, also of Bathurst. He is
survived by his widow and a family of four: Michael & Margaret, at home; Moses,
in Winnipeg, and Mrs. Wm. Lee, of 9th con. Bathurst.
Wed., June 13, 1900
At Tatlock, Monday, June 4th, Mr. John Murray, a Darling pioneer aged 83
years. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1817, he came with his parents to this
country in 1820. His father settled on 2nd conc. of Lanark. Shortly after their
arrival here the father was killed in a logging bee. At the age of 24, he
married Miss Connors and settled at Tatlock. They had a family of ten, of whom
nine are still living: Peter, John, Timothy, William, Thomas, Mrs. Patrick
Barry, Mrs. Henry Timms, and Eliza Jane. After the death of his first wife he
married Elizabeth Ranger, and following her death, her married a third time to
Jennie Nevilles. One dau. was born to his last wife. Burial, June 6th in Clayton
Wed., Aug 1, 1900
At Wayside, June 19th, Mr. James Byrne, aged 85 years. He was born in County
Down, Ireland, in 1816. When about a year old he came to this country, with his
parents, settling in Montreal. From there they moved to Kingston and afterwards
to Bathurst. It was there he married Miss Annie Doyle, of Drummond. They had ten
children of whom eight survive with his widow: Mrs. Mahoney, Smith's Falls; Mrs.
Russell, Bathurst; Mrs. Conlon, Glen Tay; Mrs. Murphy, Elmsley; Mrs. Herlehey,
Bathurst; Mrs. Salmon, Smith's Falls; John and Bernard, of Drummond.
Wed., Sep 5, 1900
On Sunday, Mr. Thomas Davis, of Perth, aged 81 years. Born in the County of
Wexford, Ireland, he came to this country when young, the family settling in
Quebec, where he married and where his family was born. He was a shoemaker by
trade. He leaves: Mrs. Jas. Davis, Carter; Mrs. P.J. Hogan, Scotch Line; and
Miss Davis, dressmaker, of Perth. Burial in Elmwood cemetery on Tuesday.
Wed., Oct 3, 1900
In Dalhousie, Sat. Sept. 29th, at the home of her nephews, Messrs. Johnston
and William Stone, Mrs. James Grady, aged 80 years. Born in County Derry,
Ireland, the former Sarah Stone, she emigrated to Canada when young and settled
in Perth. She married Jas. Grady in Toronto and moved to Buffalo, NY, where her
husband was killed while unloading a cargo of wheat. Being without children she
returned to Lanark, and for the last ten years she lived in Dalhousie. Burial in
Lanark cemetery, on Tuesday.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News
(Also includes Ireland news from papers pub. other than Ireland-like above.)
Joynt One Name Study:
Researching descendants of bros. John, Thomas, Wm. and Henry JOYNT of Co. Mayo
who settled around Lanark and outlying areas.