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Guide, 20, Dies In Holiday Shooting

[1955] — A richocheting rifle bullet killed a 10-year-old girl near Fosterville and a hunter's shot fatally wounded a 20-year-old guide in the Howard Brook area Rememberance Day.
    Victims of the holiday mishaps were Gail Boone of North Lake and Lloyd R. Clark of Coldstream.
    Fosterville residents say the daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Boone died instantly when a .22 slug fired at a crow bounced from a rock and pierced her heart.
    Dr. D.A. Somerville of Bristol, Coroner, said Mr Clark died not long after a bullet plowed through his body near his heart. Recently returned from Ontario where he hdad been working, the young guide was with a party of six New York State hunters, Dr. Somerville said.
    The shooting occurred at 11 a.m. on Monday about 20 miles northeast of Hartland. Dr. Somerville said an inquest would be held later this week in Hartland.
    In Fredericton, York County Sheriff Emmett Lyons said no inquest was necessary in the death of the Boone girl. Relatives of the youngster said at Fosterville she was struck by the richochet as she ran across a field to join a group of girls who called to her.
    "She was rushing over to play with the girls when she whirled around and fell", one source said, "she was only 30 feet from the house when it happened."
    Authorities in Fredericton released the body for burial. It was brought to the DeWitt funeral home in Woodstock and then taken to the Boone residence at North Lake.
    Jurors named to investigate Clark's death were Eric Albright, foreman; C.C. Clark, Duncan Roy, Anddrew McInnis, Ralph Turner, James Hovey and Tom Pennycuck, all of Hartland.
    Dr. Somerville said the inquest probably would be held either Thursday or Friday night.
    Mr Clark's death was the first hunting fatality in Carleton County for a number of years, Dr. Somerville believed. He said the six New York hunters had divided into groups each with a separate guide, one of whom was Mr. Clark. The visitors were hunting in the Howard Brook area.
    Married, Mr Clark had no children.
    In addition to her parents, Gail Boone is survived by two brothers, Fred, Jr., and Vaughn, 8, both at home; and three sisters, Marlene, 20, and Sylvia, 18, students at Teachers College in Fredericton and Linda, 16, a student at Canterbury High School. Funeral services for the young girl were to be conducted at Fosterville Wednesday afternoon.
Wedding
Farrell – Collicott

A quiet but pretty marriage was solemnized at the United Baptist parsonage, Woodstock on February 22nd when Rev. Gordon Vincent, performing the double ring ceremony, united in marriage Grace Marie Collicott, daughter of Mr and Mrs Allen Collicott of Meductic and Nellis Bernard Farrell, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Farrell of North Lake.
    The bride looked very attractive in a navy blue suit. She wore black accessories and a corsage of white and pink carnations. She was attended by Mrs Aubrey DeLong who wore a navy blue dress, white accessories and a corsage of white and pink carnations.
    The groom's attendent was Mr Aubrey DeLong.
    Following the ceremony the happy couple motored to the home of the groom's parents where an old fashioned charivari was held. Many attended from Jacksonville, Meductic, Canterbury, and various parts of the community. After the charivari the newlyweds left by car for a honeymoon in the States.
    On their return the bride and groom took up residence in Jacksonville where the groom is employed with Jock Fraser.
Engagement Announced

[1962] — Mr and Mrs John Fish of Fosterville, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Muriel Marie, to LAC Terrance Paul Craig, son of Mr and Mrs Harold Craig, Hartland, N.B. Marriage to take place on June 16.
BORN TO: — Mr and Mrs Nellis Farrell of Jacksonville, N.B., at Carleton Memorial Hospital on June 18, [1958] a daughter, Cheryl Ann. Weight 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

Green Mountain

Green Mountain, Jan 3 [1948] — Mrs Warden Boone and daughter Barbara spent a few days recently with her parents, Mr and Mrs Leslie Dickinson, Hodgdon, Maine.
    Hiram Veysey has returned home after being a patient in the Aroostook Hospital, Houlton, Me., for the past few weeks.
    Misses Alice Foster, Perth; Ardis Boone, East Florenceville; Gertrude Atkinson, Milltown and Lois Boone, Eel River Lake, and Thomas Wood spent Christmas at their homes here.
    An interesting program was held in the Church Sunday evening with Mrs Alton Wood as leader.
    Mr and Mrs Clifford Watson, of Houlton, Me., were calling on her sister, Mrs Arlie Boone and Mr Boone on Sunday. Friends of Mrs Watson are pleased to learn she is making good recovery after a serious illness.
    Jimmy Daniel, Milltown, N.B., spent a few days last week at the home of Mr and Mrs Clarence Boone.
    Mr and Mrs Melvin Varney and son David, of Canterbury, spent Christmas day with Mrs Varney's parents, Mr and Mrs Robert Farrell.
    Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell, Eel River Lake, and Mr and Mrs Hazen Collier, Fosterville, were calling on Mr and Mrs Elias Foster on Friday.
    John Boone had the misfortune to jam his foot while working in the woods.
    Miss Ardis Boone, Russell and Ivan Boone were overnight guests at their sister's, Mrs John Graham, Tower Hill, N.B., on Thursday.
    Mrs Clyde Farnham, Billy Farnham and Mr and Mrs Gartley Farnham, Milltown, were calling on Mr and Mrs Earl Atkinson on Sunday.
    A quiet wedding was solemnized at Woodstock on Dec. 30, when Rev. M.O. Brinton united in marriage Miss Ila Wood and Darrell Boone, Pemberton Ridge. A charivari was given them Wednesday evening at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs Nina Wood.
    Mr and Mrs George Veysey, Mrs Susie Lutz, and Mrs Earl Atkinson were visitor's at Danforth, Me., on Wednesday.
    Miss Madeline Boone is spending a few days this week with Mrs Eric Smith, Eel River Lake.
    Miss Lois Boone is visiting relatives at Tower Hill and Milltown this week.
    Mrs Elias Foster entertained her Sunday School class at a party at her home on Tuesday evening.
    Mrs Alton Wood spent Friday at Canterbury.

Durling–Farrell Nuptials Held

[1970] — A pretty candlelight wedding took place at the Marne United Baptist church when Joan Marie, daughter of Mr and Mrs Guy Durling, of Canterbury, was united in marriage with Clayton George Farrell, son of Mrs Nellie Gillispie and the late Robert Farrell of Fosterville. Rev. Henry Alaby officiated at the double ring ceremony.
    The altar was adorned with baskets of gladioli and lilies of the valley marked the guest pews.
    Given in marriage by her father the bride was attended by bridesmaid, Mrs Aubrey Dow, sister of the bride. The flower girl was trudy Farrell, niece of the groom and the ring bearer was Christopher Farrell, nephew of the groom.
    Aubrey Dow was groomsman and Roland Farrell and Alvin Farrell were ushers. Mrs Guy Grant played the nuptial music and accompanied the guest soloist Miss Eileen Ritchie who rendered two solos "O Perfect Love" and the "Wedding Prayer."
    The bride wore a floor length A-line gown of white peau de soie trimmed with blue velvet ribbon with floor length train. She carried a cascade bouquet of red roses. A head piece of white roses and seed pearls held her should length veil. For jewellery she wre a gold cross necklace, a gift of the groom.
    The bridesmaid wore a floor length gown of turquoise organza over taffeta trimmed with white lace with an organza train. She carried a bouquet of mums tinted turquoise and yellow.
    The mother of the brided was attired in an aqua fortrel dress with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white mums. The mother of the groom wore a blue dress of lace over taffeta with white accessories and a corsage of blue and white mums.
    Following the ceremony a reception was held in the United Church hall, Canterbury. For their wedding trip the bride wore a green dress with white accessories and a corsage of white and green tinted mums.
    Mr and Mrs Farrell will reside in Woodstock where the groom is employed with Gerald Hawkes and the bride will be teaching at Broadway School.

5-year Old Boy Killed by Auto

[1967] — Heavy winter weather, including below zero temperatures and deep snow contributed to another death last week when 5-year old Richard Charles Wood, son of Mr and Mrs B. Charles Wood of Upper Woodstock was struck and killed instantly near his home.
    The youngster was returning from a trip to the local store with his brother, 7-year old Carl when he ran in front of an approaching car driven by Harold Acton of Lakeville. High piles of snow narrowed shoulders of area highways.
    The boy is survived by his parents, two brothers, Carl and Ralph, and one sister, Frances.
    Coroner J.G. Blake ruled out an inquest, and RCMP Detachment Woodstock said the death was accidental and that no charges would be laid.
    Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the DeWitt Funeral home, Woodstock. Rev Maynard Likim [sic] of McAdam officiated. Burial was in the Upper Woodstock cemetery.
Obituaries
Sharon G. Harvey

Forest City, N.B., May 2, [1947] — Mr and Mrs Gordon Harvey of this place are receiving the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their infant daughter, Sharon Gail, aged four weeks, who passed away quietly in the early hours of Thursday morning, April 24th.
    The funeral was held at the home on Friday afternoon and a number of relatives and friends gathered to express their sympathy to this rereaved young couple. The hymns sung were Safe in The Arms of Jesus and Jewels. Pallbearers were Frank Boone and Robert Harvey, and interment was made in the Forest City cemetery.


[1969] — William (Willie) Varney, 20, of Houlton, died Tuesday at a Bangor Hospital after a short illness.
    He was born at Houlton on May 2, 1949, the son of Ray E. and Alice Wallace Varney. He attended the Military Street Baptist church, was a graduate of Houlton High School and attended Ricker College. At Houlton High School he was an active participant in basketball and baseball and at the college, he was involved in golf, basketball and baseball.
    Surviving are his parents of Houlton; his wife, Mrs Susan Hatfield Varney of Houlton; one sister, Mrs Norma Michaud of Garndiner, one nephew and two nieces.
    Funeral services will be conducted from the Dunn Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at one o'clock with the Rev. Alton Maxell and the Rev Joseph Ford officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Fish–Farrell Nuptials

[1959] — A wedding of interest took place at the Baptist parsonage when Rev. Henry Allaby united in marriage Joyce Lenora Farrell, daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Farrell and Charles Hazen, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Fish of Fosterville.
    The bride looked charming in a ballerina length gown of white satin with nylon and lace jacket. Her tiara was of sequins and pearls. She wore a finger tip veil and white accessories. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
    The bridesmaid was Gail Carr. She was attired in a light blue satin with lace dress with net over-skirt. She wore blue accessories and carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
    The best man was Curtis A. Foster. After the wedding ceremony, the bridal party motored to the Windsor Hotel where supper was served. They then motored from Houlton, Maine, to the home of the bride's parents where many friends gathered for an old fashioned chavaria.
    Outside guests were from Fredericton, Canterbury, Woodstock, Jacksonville, Forest City, Eel River Lake and Fosterville.
    The happy couple is residing at Green Mountain. On November 20 they will be tendered to a shower for them at the home of Mrs Maurice Farrell. Those to be in charge are Mrs Nina Wood, Mrs Gordon Foster and Mrs Maurice Farrell.
BORN TO — Mr and Mrs John E Fish, Fosterville, N.B., at the Carleton Memorial Hospital on July 28, a daughter, Laurie Ann. Weight 8 pounds 8 ounces. A sister for Muriel, Donna, Joan and Shirley.

Green Mountain

Green Mountain, March 22, [1948] — Mrs Clyde Farnham, Billy Farnham, and Miss Gertrude Atkinson, Milltown, were calling at Mr and Mrs Earle Atkinson's on Sunday.
    Laurel Higgs who has been a patient in Moncton Public Hospital where he underwent an operation arrived home Saturday.
    Mrs Amos Palmer, Baillie, N.B., who has been spending some time with Mrs Laurel Higgs and family, returned to her home on Sunday.
    Mr and Mrs Frank Worrell and family, Baillie, N.B., Mr and Mrs John Higgs, Pemberton Ridge, were at Mr and Mrs Laurel Higgs on Sunday.
    Miss Molly Clark, Debec, was overnight guest at Mrs Elias Foster's on Saturday.
    Mr and Mrs Suther O'Regan and family, East Florenceville, spent Sunday with Mrs O'Regan's parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Wood.
    Perry McFawn, Taymouth, is visiting his sister, Mrs Arlie Boone, and Mr Boone.
    Mr and Mrs Fred Boone entertained at their home on Wednesday evening with a shower for their niece, Miss Doris Wood, and Lewis Farrell, in honor of their approaching marriage. They were the recipients of many nice gifts for which they fittingly expressed their thanks. Refreshments and cakes were served.
    The March meeting of the W.M.S met at Mrs Alton Wood's on Thursday evening.
    Miss Ardis Boone, East Florenceville, spent Sunday last with her parents, Mr and Mrs Clarence Boone.
    Mr and Mrs Robert Farrell were calling on Mr and Mrs Vernon Patterson, Forest City, on Friday evening.
    Mrs Charles Fish spent a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs Leslie Boone, Pemberton Ridge.

Forest City Girl Hurt In Shooting

Woodstock [1958] — A 16-year-old Forest City girl, Carol Ann Graham, is reported in critical condition in the Carleton Memorial Hospital here where she underwent surgery for a bullet wound in the stomach.
    Forest City is approximately 51 miles from Woodstock.
    The girl, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Graham, was brought to hospital by ambulance Tuesday afternoon after she was found in her home shot through the stomach. She was alone at the time.
    Her mother was shopping in Woodstock at the time and her father, a truck driver, was on his way to New York.
    The girl was discovered by Dana Boone, 20, when he called at the home.
    Dr. E.J. Lydic of Forest City, Me., was called to treat her at the scene. An ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital. Members of the Woodstock Detachment RCMP are investigating.
Obituary
Mrs Effie Louise Watson

[1964] — The funeral services fro the late Mrs Effie Louise Watson were held from the Fosterville United Baptist Church, with Mr Hedley Rodgers officiating. Mrs Watson was born at Oromocto, N.B., 82 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Rachael and Thomas Wood. Death occurred at Carleton Memorial Hospital.
    She is survived by her husband, J. Edward Watson, one daughter, Mrs Walter Varney, Houlton, Me., three sons, Roy Carr, Danforth, Maine, Perley Carr, Danforth, Maine, and Merrill Carr, Portland, Maine. Two brothers, John Wood and Fred Wood, both of Fosterville.
    The funeral was largely attended by the many friends of the Watson family. Pallbearers were Clayton Varney, Hillis Varney, Kenneth Varney, and Maurice Fredette, all grandsons of Mrs Watson. The floral tributes were numerous as were the conributions of Gideon Bibles.
Mrs Frank DeWitt

Green Mountain — Funeral services for Mrs Frank (Margaret) DeWitt were held at the late home, Green Mountain, with Lic. Robert Wilson officiating. Bearers were Elias Foster, Clarence Boone, Floyd Smith, and Eric Smith, and burial was in the family plot, Fosterville.
    Mrs DeWitt is survived by two sons, Walter of Arizona, and Leslie at home; five daughters, Mrs Mae Rollins, Hainesville; Grace, Portland, Mrs Samuel Kinney (Elizabeth) Portland; Mrs Fred Graham (Ethel), Pemberton Ridge; and Mrs Sedences Wood (Alice) Fosterville, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.