Scrapbook 1938 - 1948 of Nellie Farrell (1)
Apr 9—The young poeple held a very pleasant entertainment in the school house here on Tuesday evening 7th inst. The program was as follows:-
Chorus, "Evening Bells"; recitation, "So did I", dialogue, "trouble in a Mormon Family"; chorus, "Canadian Boating"; recitation, "The Union Jack"; chorus, "Maple Leaf"; recitation, "the Boy Hero"; dialogue, "Gumtown Women's Association"; solo, "From Prison to Mother's Grave"; reading, by Hazen Carson; Chorus, "god save the King". The sale of baskets, aprons, cushions and grab bags, etc., netted the neat sum of forth three dollars and eight one cents. The proceeds go towards ceiling the interior of the U.B. Church.
Apr 12.—At the annual Easter meeting of the Anglican Church, the following were elected: Wardens, Richard H. Scott, Edmund Lundon; vestrymen, Albert English, Edward Gould, John A Hartin, Alfred Wibberley, John furrend, John A Price, Wm [obscure]. Elgar Speer, Chester Cummings, Wm Cunningham, James McMullin; representative to Synod, Edmund Lundon; substitute Harry Deakin. The rector was given two weeks holidays in May to attend Encaenia of Kings College, Windsor, and to visit Berwick exspenses found.
W. Edmund Lundon Died Early Today
[Special to the Daily Gleaner]
Many at Funeral of Mrs Anna Blanchard at Forest City—Other Happenings
Forest City, Feb 9, —The funeral of Mrs Anna Blanchard, who passed away on Friday last was held from her late residence on Sunday. The wervice was by the Rev A.A. Stott, who sang two solos, End of the Way, and Close with God.
Those surviving are five sisters, Mrs D H Butterfield of Weston, Maine; Mrs Thomas McMinn of Danforth, Maine; Mrs George L Gould of Forest City, Mrs Frank Moore of Moore's Mills and Mrs George Johnson of Portland, Me.; three brothers, Ernest Lee McKenney of Montana; Pratt McKenney, Corinna, Me.; and Deane McKenney of Huquian, Washington, USA. Also several nieces and nephews. Mrs Blanchard will be sadly missed by friends and relatives. She was a very active woman of her age, being 84 in the spring. She was a member of the Forest City Baptist church.
Mr and Mrs P.O. Blanchard and Mrs Beulah Way of Vanceboro, Me., were here for the funeral of Mrs Blanchard on Sunday.
Miss Ella Boone of Portland, Me., is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs George Boone.
The Ladies Aid met with Mrs O Patterson on Thursday last, nine members were present, the day spent in quilting.
The "Thrift Club" met with Mrs John Wheaton on Wednesday
Mr and Mrs Frank Way and family were guests on Sunday of Mr and Mrs Omar Patterson.
Several families are sick with the prevailing la grippe.
Canterbury, Jan 5, —The death of Hiram Veysey, son of the late Hiram H and Elizabeth Veysey, occurred at his home at North Lake, York County, on Monday, Jan 2. Mr Veysey was 70 years of age and had been a resident of North Lake for many years. Mr Veysey served as official postmaster for 25 years at North Lake and the general public will deeply regret his passing.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs Ralph Cosman, and three sons, Harry, George and Hiram, all of North Lake, and by one sister, Mrs George Boone, of Forest City, N.B. and one brother, Charles Veysey, of Fosterville, N.B.
|Married Saturday Afternoon|
John Francis Cluff of Woodstock and Dorothy Josephine McMullin of Canterbury, were married in the Pairsh church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 by Venerable Archdeacon Gray. The organist, Miss H. Shorten, played the Wedding March as the bride entered the church and also during the signing of the register. Mr and Mrs Cluff left for a motor trip through Nova Scotia.
Woodstock, N.B., May 11  - Ezra E Spinney, age 59 years, died May 5 at the Fisher Memorial Hospital after a short illness of two weeks. Deceased was the only son of the late Winfield and Mrs Spinney of Debec. He is survived by his wife, five sons and six daughters: Albert of Debec, Henry of North Lake, Douglas, Joseph and Earl of Meductic, and Mrs B Bowar of Milltown, Mrs Jack McDougall of Debec, Mrs Laurel Higgs of North Lake, and Murtiel and Ruth of Montreal; also, his mother and six grandchildren.
 The community was saddened by the death of Mrs Frank Patterson on Christmas morning. The funeral was held on sunday at two o'clock, Rev Cecil Grant officiated. She is survived by her husband, two dauthers and two sons, Mrs Beulah Way of Vanceboro, Me., Mrs Basil Boone, Vernon and Omar Patterson of this place [Forest City]. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs Fred O Foster and Mrs George H Clark of this place and four brothers, Gordon Harvey of Pittsfield, Me., Dudley Harvey, of Danforth, Me., Fred Harvey, of Millinocket, and Lancaster Harvey of Pemberton Ridge.
Andrew M Graham of Eel River Lake Was Well Known—Many at Funeral
Eel River Lake, Dec 8 —The community and surround districts were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Andrew M Graham following a serious operation at the Fisher Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, N.B. Dec 5th. The deceased was 39 years of age and he leaves to mourn his mother, Mrs Amanda Graham and five brothers, Ambrose of Houlton, Maine, Frank of Maxwell, N.B., and Emery, Albert and Arthur at home.
The funeral was held at the Baptist Church at Eel River Lake WEdnesday, December 7th. Rev Stott, pastor in this field, preached the funeral service and Sedences Foster was conductor of the funeral arrangements. The pall-bearers were Floyd Smith, Earic Smith, Charlie Hawkes, Waldo Foster. Prayers were held at the house and a hymn, Sometime We'll Understand was sung. At the church the hymns sung were Will the Circle be Unbroken, Face to Face and There'll Be No Night There and the remains were laid to rest at the lower cemetery at Fosterville. Hymn sung at the grave was Abide with Me. The floral tributes were lovely showing the esteem in which the young man was held.
Green Mountain, N.B. Dec 21, —A quiet wedding took place at the Baptist parsonage, Houlton, Me., at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 16th, when Rev M. T. Storms united in marriage Miss Henrietta Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Mr and Mrs L Harvey, Pemberton Ridge, and Percy Hubert DeMerchant, son of Mrs G DeMerchant and tghe late Mr DeMerchant, Eel River Lake, N.B. The bride was b ecomingly attired in mid-night blue transparent velvet with amtching accessories. The ceremony was witnessed by Miss Dollie Grant, Dorrington Hill, N.B., and Aubrey Graham, Maxwell, N.B. A reception was given them in the evening by a host of friends at the home of Harry Foster, Eel River Lake. The bride is a graduate of the 1931 class of students from provincial Normal School.
Died in Danforth
Mr and Mrs John Durling Active and Smart in Spite of Years ______________Canterbury, York Co., July 14  - Mr and Mrs John Durling, Canterbury, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They had twelve children, six of whom are still living - Murray and Miles, Canterbury; Leslie, Minneapolis; Scott, Edmonton; Mrs Garfield Dow, Bellas, Alta; and Miss Cora Durling, Oaklin, Calif.
Mrs Durling, who is 84, is a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Ritchie, Canterbury. Mr Durling is 85. Both are hale and hearty. A son, Stewart E Durling, MLA for York County, died in 1936.
Fosterville Corner, June 1  - On Monday evening May thirteenth, the Ramblin Ranch Boys made their first appearance of the season in the local hall. A crowd numbering close to two hundred people filled the building and were pleasantly entertained. TexJohnson delighted the assembly by offering several solos that left the audience applauding wildly. Shorty Best and Slim Cropley were in fine form as they performed on their violins, guitars and accordion. Emc. Dickinson directed the show also joining Tex Johnson in the vocal part of the programme. The guests of honor were Mrs R W Cropley and Mrs W Dickinson of Meductic. The Ranch Boys expect to make several more appearances in various places in the province in the near future.
Late Mrs Ida Farrell
Eel River Lake, Feb 9  - The funeral of Mrs Ida Farrell of Fosterville, N.B. was held at the Fosterville Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 7th, Rev Mr Stott pastor of this field preached the funeral service. The pall-bearers were Arlington Boone, Ward Foster, of Fosterville and Medley Farrell, Dave Kennedy of MacKenzie Corner, N.B. Prayers were held at the house before leaving for the church. At the church the hymns sung were There'll be No Dark Valley and Sometime We'll Understand and a solo sung by the pastor, Rev Mr Stott. The remains were laid beside those of her husband who predeceased her six years ago, at the Lower Cemetery, Fosterville, N.B.
Little Girl Fell in Well, Saved Herself
Falling into an eight-foot well in the yard of her home at Mazerall Settlement, about 16 miles from Fredericton, a little girl, age three, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sandy Mazerall, was able to climb out of the well herself without any assistance. This is believed a most remarkable feat for a child, older persons having been drowned in that depth of water.
Died at Woodstock
Mrs Ellen Depow, 84, Was Known and Respected By Many
Canterbury, N.B., March 16,  - Friends throughout the privince and State of Maine will learn with regret of the death of Mrs Ellen Depow, which occurred at an early hour March 16 at the home of her son, J B Depow following a few days illness with pneumonia.
Born at Hartin Settlement 84 years ago she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jane Hartin. She had lived all her life in this community with the exception of a few years spent in Calais, Maine. Of a kindly and sympathetic disposition she was known as the "Village Mother", beloved and highly respected by all who knew her and her passing came as a shock to relatives and friends. She leaves to mourn her only son, John B Depow with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, Mary Depow, Ned, Harry, Wilfred and Bill Depow; one brother, Robert Hartin of Cloverdale, N.B.; several nieces and nephews. The funeral took place this afternoon from her son's residence to Trinity Church of which she was a faithful member.
Grappling at Spednic Lake for Body of Billy Hamilton, Forest City[Special Despatch to the Daily Gleaner]
Forest City, N.B., Dec 13,  - While the search pressed forward today with grappling efforts being carried out, there was still no result early this afternoon in the attempts to locate the body of Billy Hamilton, of Forest City. It is feared that the 18-year old boy lost his life in an attempt to paddle a canoe to a camp belonging to the family on Spednic Lake.
The canoe was to be left at the camp for the winter. When the boy did not return, his mother gave the alarm, and searching aprties of neighbors set out to find the missing youth. They did not find young Hamilton, but they did come across evidence which may well point to a tragic mishap. The body of the little dog which accompanied him was found frozen to the ice along the lake's edge, and nearby was a glove worn by the boy. The canoe itself was found in the shore ice. It is believed that the light canoe may have crashed into the ice and thrown the boy out.
When no trace of Hamilton was found, it was decided to attempt grappling, since it was believed his body might be under the ice. Corporal L. P. Ryder, RCMP, arrived here today from Woodstock to take charge of the grappling operations.
Billy Hamilton is well-known in this district, a son of Mrs Hamilton and the late Arthur Hamilton, originally of Virginia. He also has three sisters in Bangor, Me., two sisters and a brother in Central America.
J. Hanford Gould, Native of North Lake, Ill Few Days - Was Well Known
Danforth, Me., March 16  The community was saddened by the death of J Hanford Gould, which occurred at his residence here, in the evening of March 12, after a two week illness.
Mr Gould was born at North Lake, N.B., Feb 6, 1869, the fourth son of the late Mary and Leonard Gould. On March 26, 1893, he married Addie B Gould, of Forest City, N.B., who died at their Danforth residence Feb 2, 1931. Their early life was spent in the area of North Lake and Forest City where he was occupied in a lumbering and farming b usiness. In April, 1921, he purchased the A. W. Powell farm in Danforth, where he took up residence and carried on a successful business. He was a deacon of the United Baptist Church and chairman of the board of trustees. His life was testimony, founded on the highest ideals of honesty and good citizenship, always ready to extend a helping hand to those in need. He went about doing good and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by two daughers, Mrs Lester Wood and Mrs Alton Farrell, and a son Archie Gould, all of Danforth; seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; six brothers, George L., of Forest City, N.B.; Charles W., of Newport, Maine; Clarence F., of Island Falls; Edwin P., of Woodstock; Wilfred C., of Danforth; Eldon A., of Brownville, Maine; and one sister, Mrs Clarence Graham, of North Lake, N.B.
The services were held at the Danforth church March 14 at three o'clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev J Kirkpatrick. The hymns, "Will the Circle be Unbroken" and"The City Four-Square" were sung by Rev Kirkpatrick and Mrs Ida Lyms. The floral tribures were beautiful.
Three Act Play Presented to Large Audience—Proceeds for Church Purposes
Fosterville, Dec 24, —A three-act play, "All a mistake" was presented by several members of the Laides Aid in the Orange Hall, Fosterville, Thursday evening, Decemb er 21st. The cast of the play included: Capt. Obediah Skinner, Janet Farrell; Liet. George Richmond, Lillian Finnie; Ferdinand Lighthead, Hazel Collier; Richard Hamilton, Estella Veysey; Nellie Richmond, Elizabeth Gould; Nellie Huntington, Helen Veysey; Neil McIntyre, Ada Fox.
The proceeds amounted to $19.70 to be used for church purposes.
A basket sale was held by the Fosterville School following the play, $12.00 being realized for the library fund.
The closing exercises of the Fosterville school were held in the school room on Friday afternoon, December 22nd, under the direction of the teacher, Ruth Beatty, and were well attended by interested friends and parents. Black board drawings, a prettily trimmed tree and other decorations were in keeping with the season.
Miss Ethel A Farrell and Basil A Messer Married at Harvey Station
Harvey Station, Sept 12 —A quiet but very interesting wedding took place Wednesday, September 7th at the home of Mr and Mrs J Allen Messer, when their youngest son, Basil Allen, was united in marriage with Ethel Alice Farrell, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell, North Lake, N.B.
Rev A McKay officiated using the double ring ceremony. The bridal couple were unattended and entered the living room and took their places to the strains of the Wedding March played by Mrs Lizzie Moffitt.
[The bride wore a] full length gown of white mouisseline de sole, full skirt, cowl neckline shirred shoulders and large full sleeves, her veil was white tulle caught in bandeau style and was the same length as her dress. Other accessories were in white and she carried a sheaf of pink gladioli and fern.
Only the immediate families were present and after receiving congratulations, a buffet lunch was served including the "bride's cake" which was three-tier and topped by a miniature bride and groom.
Mr and Mrs Messer were treated to an old time serenade at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell, North Lake on Thursday evening, September 8.
The bride is a graduate of Provincial Normal School, class of 1933. The groom is associated with his father in blacksmith work and they will reside here.
No Inquest Into Young Man's Death at Spednic Lake
Mrs Ida Farrell of Fosterville, ill an Hour Passed at Her HomeFosterville, N.B., Feb 6  - Friends of this community and surrounding places were shocked to hear of the sudden death of one of its oldest residents, Mrs Ida Farrell. Mrs Farrell had been in failing health for some time but had been up around Saturday doing her work. Sunday morning she suffered a bad heart attack and passed away within an hour.
Mrs Farrell was 75 years of age and had resided at Fosterville all her life. She leaves to mourn seven sons and one daughter, Cecil of British Columbia, Clarence of Alberta, Everett, Madison, Edwin, Wesley and Amos all of Fosterville, and Mrs Wesley Buckingham; several grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs Wilmot Buckingham (Clara), and Ada Farrell of McKenzie Corner, as well as a brother, Churchill, of Alberta.The funeral was held at the Fosterville church on Tuesday, February 7, Rev Stott, pastor of this field, preached the funeral service. Pall-bearers were Arlington Boone, Ward Foster, Medley Farrell, Dave Kennedy. Burial - 7 FEB 1939; Fosterville, N.B., beside the remains of her late husband who predeceased her six years ago.