St. Paul's Cemetery
Wisbeach, Warwick Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada
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Drusilla Elizabeth Perry died on 28 Oct 1964 Sarnia, at age 89. She was buried on 30 Oct 1964 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach, Warwick Twp.3
Drusilla Elizabeth Perry's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 6, 5 Nov 1964
MRS. ANDREW ILES Watford and Warwick twp. lost another lifelong resident last Wednesday, when Drusilla Elizabeth Perry, widow of the late Andrew Iles, passed away in Sarnia general hospital, in her 90th year.
Mr. Iles predeceased her 28 years ago, and she has resided for the past quarter century on Simcoe st. east. Surviving are two brothers, Arthur, of Watford, and Gordon, of London.
Rested at Harper Funeral Home, where service was conducted on Friday afternoon by Rev. W. D. Mercer, of Trinity church and interment was in St. Paul's church cemetery, Wisbeach.
Pallbearers were lifelong neighbors: Lloyd Cook, Franklin Auld, Blake Perry, Keith Howden, Sherman Williams, and Lawrence Sanders, of London.
Relationship=Great-granduncle of Jai Williams.
Alfred Phillips's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 5, 21 Feb 1908
Albert Phillips, an old resident of Wisbeach, passed away on Monday in his 71st year. The funeral took place Wednesday to the Wisbeach cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Shore. Deceased was unmarried and made his home with his sister, Mrs. Jones.
Relationship=Great-grandaunt of Jai Williams.
Eliza Phillips's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 4 col 1, 23 Apr 1909
DIED In Warwick, on Friday, April 16th, 1909, Eliza, relict of the late Joseph Tanner, aged 70 years, 5 months, 24 days.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 5 col 2, 23 Apr 1909
Mrs. Tanner Another of Warwick’s pioneers has passed to her reward in the person of Eliza Phillips, relict of the late Joseph Tanner, of Wisbeach. Deceased, who died on April 16th, was in her seventy-first year, was born and spent her life in Warwick. Mr. Tanner, who was an old and well known resident of the township, died in November, 1901. Deceased had been in failing health for the past few months and the end was not unexpected. The funeral took place on Monday to the Wisbeach cemetery, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Iles, the service being conducted by the Rev. W. M. Shore, Rector of St. Paul’s Church, of which Mrs. Tanner was a member. The pall bearers were six nephews, Robert, Arthur and William Tanner, and Eugene, Harry and William Williams. Two sons and four daughters survive, viz., William, Craven, Sask; Oliver, Warwick; Mrs. W H. Shrapnell, Watford; Mrs. George Iles, Warwick; Mrs. Wm. Teeple and Mrs. L. Evans, Arkona. William Phillips, Alberta, Charles, Petrolea, and Albert, Pt. Huron, are brothers, and Mrs. John Hunter, Petrolea, and Mrs. R. Janes, Warwick, sisters.
Relationship=Great-grandaunt of Jai Williams.
Emily Phillips's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 6, 20 Dec 1935
MRS. EMILY JONES PASSES AT WISBEACH Death came on Monday, Dec. 16, to Mrs. Emily Jones, of the Main Road at Wisbeach, in her 76th year. Mrs. Jones, who had been in failing health from heart trouble for several months, was the last of the Phillips family, who were pioneer settlers in that part of Warwick district. Her husband, the late Robert Jones, died several years ago.
The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, in St. Paul's church, Wisbeach, where she was a devout member throughout her lifetime, following a short service at her late residence, lot 23, Egremont Road. Services were conducted by her rector, Rev. E. C. Jennings, with interment in Wisbeach cemetery. The pallbearers were Gene Williams, Oliver and Will Tanner, Alfred Williams, Lorenzo Evans and George Iles.
Relationship=Great-grandmother of Jai Williams.
Guide-Advocate, Watford, pg 1, 3 Feb 1893
Died - In Warwick, on Jan. 26th, Mrs. John Williams, Wisbeach, aged 38 years.
Guide-Advocate, Watford, pg 5, 3 Feb 1893
Mrs. John Williams, Wisbeach, died on Thursday of last week after a short illness. The funeral took place to the Wisbeach cemetery on Sunday. The service being conducted by the Rev. H. Thomas, Rector of Warwick.
Relationship=Great-grandaunt of Jai Williams.
DIED In Warwick, on Monday, Sept. 20th, 1897, Jane, wife of Ed. Tanner, Main Road, aged 56 years, 6 months.
The Guide-Advocate, Watford, Friday, September 24, 1897, pg. 1, col. 3
The death took place on Monday evening of Mrs. Ed. Tanner, Main Road, in her 57th year. Deceased had been in failing health for some months. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon to the Wisbeach cemetery, the service being conducted by the Rev. H. A. Thomas.
William Phillips's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 5 col 1, 20 Sep 1889
On Monday last there passed away at his residence on the Main Road one of the earliest settlers in the township, in the person of Mr. William Phillips. Mr. Phillips settled in Adelaide in 1832, and three years later moved to Warwick, and for the past 35 years lived on the farm where he died. He had passed his 88th year, and enjoyed good health up to a few weeks ago. The remains were interred in the Wisbeach cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. H. A. Thomas conducting the service. The deceased left a family of 9 children, all grown up and settled in life.
Relationship=2nd great-grandmother of Jai Williams.
Mary Ann Pullen's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 8 col 3, 23 Dec 1887
Wisbeach has still another death to record. Mrs. Phillips died at the family residence on Monday, 19th inst. Her sudden death, which followed a very short illness, has cast a gloom over that part of Warwick. Her funeral took place on Wednesday.
Relationship=3rd great-grandfather of Jai Williams.
John married Mary Ann Swanton c 1859. He appeared on the federal census bt 1871 - 1911 in Warwick Twp.
John married Margaret Chambers, daughter of Thomas Chambers and Mary Ann Fuller, in 1874.
John Reycraft died on 6 Apr 1914 Warwick Twp, at age 79; stroke.1 He was buried on 9 Apr 1914 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2,3
John Reycraft's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 10 Apr 1914
Another well-known old resident of Warwick passed suddenly away on Monday afternoon when Mr. John Reycraft was called. While attending to his usual work on the farm he was stricken with paralysis and died a few minutes afterwards. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon to the Wisbeach cemetery. Obituary notice later.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, April 17, 1914, pg. 4
Mr. John Reycraft, who died very suddenly on Monday, April 6th, in the 80th year of his age, was one of the pioneers of Warwick. He was born in county Cork, Ireland, and came to Canada when 16 years of age. He settled in Warwick, on the farm on which he died, 45 years ago. He was twice married, his first wife being Mary Swanton. Seven children by this marriage are living, viz., Richard, of Forest Grove, Ore; Thos. and George, of Barons, Alta; Mrs. R. Bateman, Holton, Kan; Mrs. L. Eastman, of Middleton, Idaho, and William and Robert, of Warwick. His second wife was Margaret Chambers, of Adelaide, who survives him, with three children, viz., Mrs. Fred Westgate, S. C. Reycraft, Miss Susie Reycraft, all of Warwick. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to the Wisbeach cemetery and was conducted by Rev. Murton Shore, rector of Warwick, assisted by Rev. H. R. Diehl, of Adelaide. A very large number of old friends and acquaintances were present to show their respect for deceased and sympathy with the family. The pall bearers were John and Thomas Chambers, William and A. Burchiel and Elias and Wm. Reycraft.
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, April 17, 1914, pg. 4
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of the late John Reycraft were William and Abe Burchiel, Elias, William, John and Joseph Reycraft, of Glencoe; Miss Mary Chambers, London; John Cowan, K. C., Sarnia, and J. L. Fuller, Arkona.
Rebecca Elizabeth Reycraft died on 2 Mar 1953 Watford, at age 77. She was buried on 4 Mar 1953 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3
Rebecca Elizabeth Reycraft's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 6, 6 Mar 1953
MRS. FRED WESTGATE Mrs. Fred Westgate passed away in her 78th year on Monday, March 2nd, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Leach where she had been confined to her bed for several months. She was the former Rebecca Reycraft, daughter of the late John and Margaret Reycraft, and had spent most of her life in Warwick township, except for a few years in Sarnia.
She was an active member in Grace Anglican Church, Warwick, and St. John's Anglican church, Sarnia, while health permitted; also in Red Cross work.
Surviving are three daughters and three sons: Mrs. Frank McNaughton, (Margaret) of Forest, Mrs. Clayton Davidson, (Susie) of Warwick, Mrs. Wilfred Leach, (Leila) of Watford, Frank, of Detroit, George, of Sarnia, John, of Rochester, Mich; also 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Swanton Reycraft, of Warwick.
Her husband predeceased her in December 1951, and two children died in infancy. Service was held at Harper funeral home on Wednesday at 1.30 p m. with interment in Wisbeach cemetery, and was conducted by the Rev. J. Armstrong of Grace Anglican Church, assisted by a grandson of the deceased Rev. Al Furboy, of Detroit.
Mrs. Ross Waltham and Mrs. Clare Waltham sang a duet, "The Old Rugged Cross."
Pallbearers were six grandsons: Fred and Ivan McNaughton, Roy Westgate, Jack Westgate Jr., Floyd Davidson, Verne Leach. Flower bearers were four grandsons: Raymond Leach, Cameron Bayne, Irvin Harrison, Melvin McLean, and two nephews Gordon and Cecil Reycraft.
Jane Robinson died on 21 Jan 1898 Watford, at age 79; pneumonia.1 She was buried on 23 Jan 1898 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2,3
Jane Robinson's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 4 col 3, 28 Jan 1898
DIED In Watford, on Friday, Jan. 21st 1898, Jane, relict of the late Samuel Howden, aged 79 years, 9 months.
The Guide-Advocate, Watford, Friday, January 28, 1898, pg. 1, col. 4
THE LATE MRS. HOWDEN Mrs. Jane, relict of the late Samuel Howden, passed peacefully away at her home on Erie St. early Friday morning in her eightieth year after a brief illness. Deceased was a native of the County of Cavan, Ireland, where she was born in April, 1817. In 1839 she was married to Samuel Howden, Watford's first municipal clerk, who died in Feb., 1879. The family came to Warwick from Haldimand County in 1855 settling on the Main Road near Wisbeach where they continued to reside until they removed to Watford in 1873. Of a kindly and cheerful disposition she enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who had the privilege of knowing her, and in a quiet unostentatious way did her full duty as a follower of Him by whom she sought to be guided and directed in everything she did. Her family of five sons and two daughters, namely, Thos. J., William J., Samuel, N.B., and Miss Essie, at home and David, and Mrs. W.D. Eckert, of London are left to remember the affection and devotion of a mother whose unselfish life leaves nothing behind but pleasant memories. The funeral took place from her late residence on Sunday afternoon to the Wisbeach cemetery, the services being conducted by the Rev. J. Downie, B.D., Rector of Trinity Church, of which deceased was a consistent member. The five sons and Mr. Eckert, son-in-law acted as pall bearers.
Elizabeth Ross died on 2 Feb 1908 Sarnia, at age 77; paralysis.1 She was buried on 5 Feb 1908 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach; no stone.2
Elizabeth Ross's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 5, 7 Feb 1908
The death took place at Sarnia on Monday of Mrs. Williams, relict of the late Thomas Williams, formerly of Warwick. The funeral took place to the Wisbeach cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
Lola Jean Ross's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate,
LOLA J. WILLIAMS Lola Jean, beloved wife of Eugene H. Williams, passed away on Thursday April 29th, after an illness of four days. A gloom spread over the district when the news of her death became known.
Deceased was a daughter of the late William Ross of Bosanquet and was married to Mr. Williams about three years ago. Besides her sorrowing husband she leaves a bright little son about two years old, also one sister, Miss Margaret Ross, of Port Huron. Her mother died at Port Huron last March. The late Mrs. Williams was in her 24th year and was of an affectionate disposition, bright and willing in her ways and consequently her circle of friends was large.
The funeral was held from the family residence, Main Road, on Sunday afternoon to Wisbeach cemetery, and was largely attended. Service was held in Wisbeach church by the rector, Rev. Murton Shore, the pallbearers being George Iles, Russell, Robert and James Watson, Asahel and William Bryson.
Among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams and Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Williams, of Harbor Beach, Mich., Mrs. John Fraleigh, of Jeddo, Mich., Mrs. Watson, Miss Margaret Ross and Ross Wilson of Port Huron, and Mrs. James Smith of London.
Margaret Greenlees Ross died on 10 Jan 1990 Strathroy, Middlesex Co., at age 88. She was buried on 12 Jan 1990 St. Paul's Cemetery Wisbeach.2
Margaret Greenlees Ross's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 23 col 2, 17 Jan 1990
MARGARET (ROSS) WILLIAMS Margaret (Ross) Williams of R.R. 8, Watford, and formerly of Sarnia, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 1990, in Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, in her 89th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Williams. Dear mother of Bud and Marjorie Cundick, and Sherman and Sue Williams, of R.R. # 8, Watford, Dee and Donna Elliot of London, and Hugh and Jennie Shipway of Cayuga. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by one great-grandson, Brent Vermeiren and one son-in-law, Donald Blain.
The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, on Friday, January 12, 1990, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Canon Houghton of Forest, officiating.
Pallbearers were Bob and Mark Williams, Dale and Lynn Cundick, Dave Elliot and John Blain.
Flowerbearers were Paul Blain and Danny and Darell Elliott.
Interment in Wisbeach Cemetery.
London Free Press
MARGARET WILLIAMS In Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, on Wednesday, January 10, 1990, Margaret Greenlees Ross of RR #8, Watford and formerly of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late Eugene Harold Williams, in her 89th year. Dear mother and mother-in-law of Bud and Marjorie Cundick, and Sherman and Sue Williams of RR #8, Watford, Dee and Donna Elliot of London and Hugh and Jennie Shipway of Cayuga; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one great-grandson, Brent Vermeiren and 1 son-in-law, Donald Blain.
Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford where funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12th at 2 PM with Rev. Canon Houghton of Forest officiating. Interment in Wisbeach Cemetery. Visitation starting Thursday afternoon 2-4 and 7-9. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Frederica Rothwell died on 23 Feb 1865.
She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
Sylvia May Routley died on 14 Aug 1968 at age 73. She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3
Watford Guide-Advocate, Thursday, pg 10 col 2-3, 15 Aug 1968
MRS. SYLVIA MUXLOW, 73 Mrs. Sylvia Muxlow, John st., passed away this Wednesday morning in Strathroy-Middlesex Hospital. She was the former Sylvia May Routley and her husband, Arthur, predeceased her in 1963. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Andrew Ward [Phyllis], Torrance, Calif.; Mrs. Howard Woods [Zella], Warwick Twp.; Mrs. Bruce Sharp [Joyce], Watford; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Higgins [Alverna], Watford; Mrs. Robert Hamilton [Zella], Biggar, Sask.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Body is resting at Harper Funeral Home where service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Wisbeach Cemetery, Warwick Twp.
She married Noble Howden.
Elizabeth Ryan died on 22 Oct 1873, confinement, Enniskillen Twp.1
She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach; Surname & place of birth from plot book.2
Daniel Sawyer's obituary ran in the The Guide News, Watford and Alvinston pg 2 col 8, 6 Apr 1883
At the residence of his uncle, John Moffatt, Township of Warwick, on Saturday, March 31st, Daniel Sawyer, a native of the county of Tyrone, Ireland, aged 29 years and 5 months. He was interred in Wisbeach cemetery.
Mary Shaw's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 4 col 5, 9 Mar 1893
Mrs. Mary Smith, wife of Mr. Morris Smith, died at the residence of her son-in-law, H. Bearss, here on Saturday last. Deceased was in her 50th year, and besides her husband leaves a family of 4 boys and 2 girls. Mrs. Smith was born in Warwick and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Shaw, Main Road, and was remarkable for her great weight, weighing over 300 lbs. The funeral took place on Wednesday to the Wisbeach cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. H. A. Thomas.
She was noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 4 col 2, 3 Jul 1896
Mrs. James McIntosh, of Wisbeach, fell from a ladder Wednesday and broke her leg at the ankle.
Annie Shipley was noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 16 Apr 1915
Reginald and James McIntosh went to Sarnia on Tuesday to see their mother who is very ill, with little hope of recovery.
Annie Shipley died on 18 Apr 1915 Sarnia, at age 70 of Bright's disease1 She was buried on 21 Apr 1915 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach; no stone.2
Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 1, 23 Apr 1915
Mrs. James McIntosh, mention of whose illness was made in last week's paper, passed peacefully away on Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James, of Sarnia. Deceased had been in poor health since last fall, at which time she had a stroke, but was no worse than usual when she went to Sarnia two weeks ago. Before marriage she was Miss Annie Shipley, of Lobo, and was born in that township. Some 38 years ago the family moved to Bosanquet, but for the last 29 years she has resided on lot 25, Main road, Warwick, where her husband died about 15 years ago. She spent a long life in usefulness, bringing up a large family of children who are all highly respected, energetic and useful citizens. Two daughters and six sons survive her, namely, Mrs. W. Phillips and Mrs. H. James, of Sarnia; James, John, George, Reginald, Fred and Norman, all of this district but Fred, who resides in Toronto. One sister, and one brother, Miss Lizzie and James Shipley, of Granton, also survive. The remains were conveyed to the old homestead on the Main road on Monday and the funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon to Wisbeach cemetery and was well attended, many old friends wishing to show their respects to the deceased. The Rev. W. Murton Shore conducted the service in St. Paul's church, assisted by Rev. F. G. Newton, of Sarnia, and the pallbearers were Robt. Willoughby, Geo. Bryson, C. Cates, J. Watson, H. Williams and T. Adams.
Gladys Eliza Shrapnell's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 16 Oct 1975
GLADYS SHRAPNELL Gladys Shrapnell passed away at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital, on Tuesday, October 14, 1975 in her 85th year.
She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Shrapnell and is survived by several nieces.
The funeral service was held in Trinity Anglican Church, Watford on Thursday, October 16, with interment in Wisbeach Cemetery, Warwick Twp.
His obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 1, 3 Jul 1896
The infant son of Mr. W. M. Shrapnell, principal of the public school, died on Saturday. The remains were interred at Wisbeach on Monday.
Phyllis Mary Shrapnell died on 14 Sep 1900 in Watford, at age 0; cholera infantina.2 She was buried on 15 Sep 1900 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3,4
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 21 Sep 1900
DIED - In Watford, on Friday Sept 14th, Phyllis, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shrapnell, aged 6 months and two days.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 21 Sep 1900
Phyllis, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shrapnell, died on Friday. The funeral took place to the Wisbeach cemetery Saturday afternoon. The service was conducted at the house by Rev. Mr. Newton and Rev. Mr. Downie at the grave
William Henry married Emily Jane Tanner, daughter of Joseph Tanner and Eliza Phillips, on 25 Dec 1885 in Warwick Twp., witnessed by F.R. Shrapnell, Alice E. Tanner. He appeared on the federal census in 1901 and 1911 in Watford.
He was noticed in the Watford Guide-Advocate, Friday, pg 1, 18 Jun 1920
PRINCIPAL SHRAPNELL RESIGNS Mr. W. H. Shrapnell, principal of the Watford public school for nearly 25 years, has placed his resignation with the Board of Education, to take effect on the closing of the present term, it being his intention to retire from teaching and take a well-earned rest. All citizens, including his pupils, regret to lose the services of so painstaking and efficient a principal and teacher. His work has always been of exceptional thoroughness, as is proved by the high percentage of entrance pupils passed each year. During the nearly quarter of a century that Mr. Shrapnell has occupied the position the affairs of the school have been conducted with an unusual smoothness, due no doubt to the fact that added to his faithful and efficient professional services he has always been held in the highest respect by the teaching staff, the pupils and the public. Mr. Shrapnell came to Watford in January, 1896, from Napier and has followed his profession in the district for over 40 years. Besides being a most successful teacher he is a valued and useful citizen, at all times willing to give his time and experience to any scheme for the betterment of humanity and the welfare of the town and its institutions. It is earnestly hoped by all that a rest and relief from the exacting cares of the position will bring him revived strength and refreshed vigor.
William Henry Shrapnell died on 5 Sep 1953 Watford, at age 94; blood infection. He was buried on 8 Sep 1953 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2
William Henry Shrapnell's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 3, 11 Sep 1953
Watford’s Eldest Citizen, W.H. Shrapnell, Passes, Nearing 95 Years Watford's eldest citizen, W.H. Shrapnell, 94, died at his home on St. Clair St., east on Saturday afternoon. He had been ill for several weeks from a blood infection.
Mr. Shrapnell came to Watford and took over the principalship of the Watford Public School on January 1,1896 and held this position for 24 years until he retired in 1920.
He was born in Ingersoll and during his teaching career of 42 years, taught in Napier, Oil Springs and Glen Walker as well as Watford. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Anglican Church, and at the time of his death was vestry clerk, a position he held for over 50 years. He was past warden, representative to the Synod, superintendent of the Sunday school and Bible class. After his retirement from teaching he was connected with Watford Public Utilities and auditors of the Lambton Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company for many years.
His wife, Emily J. Tanner, died some years ago. Surviving is his only daughter Miss Gladys. The body rested at Harper funeral home, where service was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., with interment in St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, Wisbeach. The Rev. Reid Montgomery, rector of Trinity Church, officiated and the pallbearers were James Morgan, Jack Burchill, E. A. Brown, Carl Class, George McTaggart, Watford, and Robert Machie of Napier.
Frances Sinclair's obituary ran in the Sarnia Observer pg 2, 3 Jan 1868
DIED At North Douro, on Dec. 16, at the residence of her son-in-law, W. Nicholls, Esq., Frances Sinclair, in the 81st year of her age. This lamented lady was the relict of the late CAPT. HARRY ALISON, 90th Light Infantry, and was among the first pioneer settlers in the Township of Warwick - known over a large extent of country for her charity and the many virtues which endeared her to all. She but survived her husband ten months, and now sleeps tranquilly by his side, awaiting, through her Saviour’s mercy, a glorious resurrection from the dead. Her funeral took place in Wisbeach cemetery on Christmas eve, attended by her sorrowing children and friends from far and near.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 3 Jun 1949
Mr. and Mrs. Asahel Bryson wish to announce the engagement of their only daughter Jeanne Marie to Wesley Edgar Smale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Millar, of Roseville, Mich. The wedding to take place in Trinity Church Watford, on Saturday, June 25th, at 3.30 p.m.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 4, 1 Jul 1949
Jeanne Bryson Honored At Trousseau Tea Mrs. Asahel Bryson entertained at a trousseau tea on Wednesday evening last in honor of the Saturday afternoon marriage of her daughter, Jeanne. Many friends and neighbors called during the tea hour to convey best wishes to the bride-elect. Mrs. John Graham and Mrs. Mae Jackson, of Nilestown, presided at the tea table for the first hour, and Mrs. Kirk Donaldson, of Strathroy and Mrs. Russell Chambers for the second hour. The gifts and the bride's trousseau were displayed by Mrs. Ken Bryson, of Strathroy and Mrs. Ross Demmaray, of Belmont. Mrs. Ray Temple was in charge of the bride's linens, bedding and china. Jeanne received many beautiful gifts prior to her marriage.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 10 Jun 1949
JEANNE BRYSON FETED AT MICHIGAN SHOWER In honor of Jeanne Bryson, bride elect of this month, Mrs. Jack Daughtery, of Roseville, Michigan, entertained at a dinner party and shower. Burning tapers completed the novel table arrangement of small pastel parasols and pink and blue streamers. The honored guest was the recipient of many lovely gifts for her new home. Jeanne will exchange wedding vows with Wesley Smale, of Roseville, Mich. on Saturday, June 25th, at Trinity Anglican church.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 6, 8 Jul 1949
Above are Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Smale, who were married at Trinity Anglican church on Saturday, June 25th, and after the reception at the home of the bride's parents left on a wedding trip north. They will reside in Roseville, Mich. Mrs. Smale is the former Jeanne Marie Bryson, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asahel Bryson, of Watford, and the groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. B. Millar, of Roseville, Mich.
Wesley E. Smale died on 30 Oct 1991 Strathroy, Middlesex Co. He was buried on 2 Nov 1991 St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.
Wesley E. Smale's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 23 col 3, 6 Nov 1991
WESLEY E. SMALE Wesley E. Smale of R.R. 8, Watford, passed away suddenly in Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Wednesday, October 30, 1991 in his 66th year.
He was the beloved husband of Jean (Bryson) Smale and dear father of Barbara and her husband Glen Campbell of Alvinston, Patricia of East Detroit, Mich., and Brenda and her husband Greg Wallis of Watford. Loving grandfather of Katherine, Robert and Lyle Campbell, Dawn Marie McNally and Julian and Dain Wallis.
Dear brother of Bill and Edna Smale of Ottawa.
Predeceased by his parents and one sister.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. from the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, with Rev. Robert Towler officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were: Doug Bryson, Terry Bryson, Wayne Bryson, Frank Smale, Roy Smale, Eugene Smith. Serving as flowerbearers were: Dennis Bryson, Donnie Bryson, Alan Woodfinden, Brian Bryson.
Interment followed in St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Wisbeach.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.
Daniel appeared in the 1871 federal census in Adelaide Twp.
Daniel Smith died on 16 Nov 1873 at age 5. He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1,2
Frances Ann Smith's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 5 col 1, 11 Feb 1887
The youngest daughter of Mr. Maurice Smith died last Saturday morning, and the remains were taken to Wisbeach cemetery on Monday.
George married Hannah Ogden. He appeared on the federal census bt 1851 - 1861 in Warwick Twp on Con 1 Lot 25 and 1871 in Adelaide Twp.
George Smith died on 6 Oct 1873 at age 69. He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach, Warwick Twp.1
George Smith died on 25 Oct 1870 Adelaide Twp, at age 5; croup.1
He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.2,3
Joseph Smith died on 18 Jul 1856. He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1
She appeared on the federal census bt 1871 - 1911 in Warwick Twp.
He appeared on the federal census bt 1861 - 1891 in Warwick Twp.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 1, 30 Mar 1900
DIED - In Warwick, on Wednesday, March 28th, 1900, Morris Smith, aged 63 years.
Watford Guide-Advocate, pg 4, 30 Mar 1900
Another old Warwick pioneer has gone to his reward in the person of Morris Smith, who died on Wednesday afternoon in his 63rd year. Deceased was well known throughout the township, having been engaged in the threshing business for nearly 40 years. He leaves a family of four sons, William, James, George and John, and two daughters, Mrs. H. Bearss, and one girl at home.
Sophia Lillian Smith died on 14 Jan 1954 London, at age 83; heart failure, effects from broken hip. She was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.3
15 Jan 1954 Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1 col 7.
Mrs. Lillian Howden Passes In Hospital After Hip Fracture Mrs. Lillian Smith Howden widow of the late Wm. J. Howden of Wisbeach, passed away in Victoria hospital, London, this Thursday morning.
Mrs. Howden had fallen with a fractured hip at the home of her daughter near Thedford on Tuesday, December 22nd, and her condition grew worse from a severe heart condition.
Her brother William A. Smith, 4th line, died at the family homestead on December 28th, thus both deaths of this pioneer family occurred in less than three weeks.
Mrs. Howden was a lifelong resident of Warwick twp., and since her marriage had been a valued member of St. Paul's church, Wisbeach.
Surviving are two sons: Keith of Warwick, Harold of Montreal, one daughter Mrs. Howard Monkhouse, [Marjorie] of Thedford R2; also four sisters, Mrs. Helen Gardner, Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Frances Vance of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Agnes Meikle, Kelowna, B.C., Mrs. Mame Hume, of Arkona, and Allan Smith of Watford.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.
William Smith died on 19 Aug 1865. He was buried St. Paul's Cemetery, Wisbeach.1
Charles A. Southorn's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 8, 30 Nov 1888
DIED In Wisbeach, on Tuesday, 27 November, 1888, Charles A., beloved son of Thomas and Mary Southorn, aged 23 years, 11 mos., 10 days.
The Guide-Advocate, Watford, Friday, pg 5 col 2, 30 Nov 1888
It is with sorrow that we report the death of Mr. Charles Southorn, which sad event took place at his father's residence on Monday evening last. A few days ago Mr. Southorn was stricken with paralysis of the brain since which he has been in a helpless condition, but gradually sinking until death released him from his sufferings. Deceased was in his twenty-fourth year and leaves father, mother, sisters and brothers to mourn his early departure. The funeral took place on Wednesday to the English church cemetery.
The Guide-Advocate, Watford, Friday, pg 4 col 3, 30 Nov 1888
OBITUARY Died, in great peace, at Wisbeach, on Tuesday, the 27th inst., Charles A., beloved son of Thomas and Mary Southorn, aged 24 years, less 21 days. At the age of 19 months Charles received a stroke of paralysis, which left him an invalid for life. His affliction, however, did not sour his temper, nor make him a wilful or disobedient child. Thoughtful and kind, teachable and obedient, he grew up a noble boy, beloved by all. At the early age of 14 years he made choice of Christ as his Savior, at which time he united with the Methodist Church to remain a faithful and consistent member till the time of his decease. His faith was always strong, and as the end approached he was full of peace and confidence. He assured his pastor and his people that in Christ he was rich and strong. His last words were "Happy!, happy! Tell my aunt that Jesus was with me, and that I will be looking for her."
Sarah Ann Southorn's obituary ran in the The Guide-Advocate pg 8 col 4, 18 Nov 1887
The remains of Mrs. George Harvey, wife of George Harvey, G.T.R. conductor, Ft. Gratiot, were brought to Wisbeach on Saturday, and interred on Sunday last. Mrs. Harvey, who was a daughter of Mr. Thos. Southorn, of Wisbeach, died very suddenly, it is supposed from an over dose of morphine taken to allay pain. Much sympathy is expressed for the afflicted in their sad bereavement.
Thomas Southorn's obituary ran in the The Guide-Advocate Watford pg 1 col 4, 2 Jun 1899
Thomas Southern, an old resident of Wisbeach, died at his home near Sarnia, on Wednesday of last week in his 71st year. The remains were interred in the Wisbeach Cemetery on Friday.
The Guide-Advocate, Watford, Friday, pg 1 col 4, 2 Jun 1899
DIED In Sarnia, Wednesday, May 24th, 1899, Thomas Southern, formerly of Wisbeach, aged 70 years, 5 months and 1 day.
The Sarnia Observer, pg 5 col 4, 2 Jun 1899
Died in Sarnia, on Wednesday, May 24th, Thos. Southorn sen., aged 70 years, 5 months and 1 day.
Reta Thelma Stephenson's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 6 col 5 & 6, 20 Nov 1985
RETA HOWDEN Reta Thelma (Stephenson) Howden, of R.R. # 8, Watford, passed away in Sarnia General Hospital on Saturday, November 16th, 1985, in her 80th year.
She was the beloved wife of the late Keith Howden and dear mother of John Keith of R.R. # 8, Watford, Lois (Mrs. Gary Geffery) of St. John's, Newfoundland and Ronald George of St. Louis, Miss.
Also survived by seven grandchildren, Sarah, Michael, David and Jamie of R.R. # 8, Watford, Rebecca and Aaron of St. John's, Newfoundland and Steven of St. Louis, Miss., as well as a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Lucas of London.
The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Douglas Fuller officiating.
Interment was in Wisbeach Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Sherman Williams, Mac Parker, Carl Bryson, Franklin Adams, Adrian Kustermans and Arnold Watson.
Mary Jane Streets's obituary ran in the Watford Guide-Advocate pg 1, 8 Aug 1924
The death of Mrs. Robert Tanner, Main Road, occurred on Tuesday morning, after an illness of several months, in her 46th year. Mrs. Tanner was born in Warwick, the daughter of the late Mr. William Streets, and Mary Scoffin Streets, and was married to Mr. Robt. Tanner twenty two years ago. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon to Wisbeach cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. E. C. Jennings, pastor of Wisbeach and Warwick Anglican churches. The pallbearers were: - Messrs. Sid. Barnes, Victor Barnes, Lee Cook, Orville Richardson, Kenneth and Robert Ross. Further obituary next week.