Peter Gordon ANDERSON
MILITARY SERVICE: RCAF, WW II, Flying Officer.
Peter was killed in action. There is a tombstone in Beechwood Cemetery,
Ottawa that reads "F. O. PETER GORDON ANDERSON, GRANDSON/KILLED ON ACTIVE
SERVICE/FEB 21ST 1945 AGED 21 YEARS/BURIED IN HOLLAND".
Her name is shown as Hanagh in the 1881 census.
It is said that Robert Ray settled in Fitzroy Twp as an adult. He was
married in the Church of England faith.
Tombstone: See Notes For Anna Mary Carruthers.
"Annie" Anna Mary CARRUTHERS
Anna Mary Carruthers
Wallace T. Leslie
George 'The 2nd' CARRUTHERS
The Carp Review Thursday 29 Oct 1908
Word was received here last Friday of the death of Mr. George
Carruthers (145) which sad event took place at Asquith, Sask, the night
previous. The deceased had gone out west on a harvest excursion a couple
of months ago and soon after arriving contracted typhoid fever which
later developed into acute tuberculosis which usually causes death within
a short time. A letter was received from the attending physician on
Wednesday informing the friends and saying that death was inevitable. He
asked for instructions regarding burial as he thought the authorities
would not allow the body sent East.
Being among strangers and dying was indeed a very sad position to be
in. On Thursday, N. F. Carruthers (This was most likely W. F. Carruthers
(147)) left for his brother's bedside hoping to reach there before the
spark of life had fled He was about 24 hours on his way when word of
George’s death was received here, and no doubt burial took place before
he arrived. The late George Carruthers was about 30 years of age, son of
Mr. Robert Carruthers (14) and was born here. He was married to Miss
Lancaster who died about two years ago and within a year from their
Elizabeth Emily "Bessie" LANCASTER
Cause of death: Convulsions
Hannah Emmeline CARRUTHERS
The Carp Review Thursday 6 Oct 1938 Page 8
Native of Huntley Dead
A highly respected resident of the Pakenham district, Mrs John
Blewett, died on Sunday after a long illness. She was formerly Hannah
Carruthers, and was born near Carp 62 years ago, daughter of the late
Robert Carruthers and his wife Sarah Humphries. About 32 years ago she
married John Blewett and went to reside near Pakenham. She was a member
and a regular attendant of the Anglican Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and two
sons, Miss Margaret Blewett of Ottawa, Mrs Barclay Stewart, of Fitzroy,
Alfred Blewett of Fitzroy, and Richard Blewett at home; also six
grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs Robert Ray of Carp, Mrs Geo. Sadler of
Fitzroy Harbour, Mrs Alfred Atkins of Ottawa, and one brother, Archie
Carruthers of Ottawa.
The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from her late residence to
St Mark’s Church, service being conducted by rector, Rev F.H. Wimberley,
and interment made in the Anglican Cem.
William Frederick "Fred" CARRUTHERS
The Carp Review Thursday 12 Dec 1912
(See also The Carp Valley Press Thursday 19 Nov 1992 Page 7)
The death of our townsman Mr. William Frederick Carruthers came as a
shock to the community but unexpected.
On Saturday morning he seemed as usual and was downstairs until 4:30
p.m. when he complained of a headache.
At about 6:00 p.m. he became unconscious and passed away at 8: 15
The late Mr Carruthers was in his 35th year and was a son of Robert
Carruthers, Esq. of this township nearly nine years ago.
He married Miss Geraldine Irwin of Ottawa, who with their little son
Norman survives him.
Fred died of Bright's Disease.
In Loving Memory
William Frederick Carruthers
Died Dec 7, 1912
Aged 34 Yrs 9 Mos
Jan 7, 1962
Norman F. Carruthers
Jan 3, 1906 - Oct 7 1991
Emmaline Geraldine "Emily" IRWIN
The Carp Review Thursday 6 Jun 1935
E.G. Carruthers has resigned as a teacher in Carp Public School.
The Carp Review Thursday 19 Jun 1941 Front Page
Carp Women Bereaved
Mrs Fred Carruthers has been bereaved by the death of her brother,
Mr Norman Allan Irwin, B.A., head of the Science Department of Glebe
Collegiate, who passed away suddenly at his home in Ottawa on Friday
last. Deceased was only 51 years of age. Surviving are his widow and one
daughter; two brothers, Dr. D.C. Irwin of Navan, and A.H. Irwin of
Ottawa; five sisters, Mrs E.I. Wilson of Montreal, Mrs Fred Carruthers of
Carp, Mrs J.C. Scott and Misses Margaret and E.J. Irwin, of Ottawa.
The Carp Review Thursday 18 Jan 1962 Page 7
Obituaries - Carruthers
On Sunday, January 7th, Mrs Fred. Carruthers passed away in a
nursing home in Almonte. Deceased was born in Ottawa, being the former
Emily G. Irwin. She attended the Ottawa Normal School and become one of
the best teachers in the Ottawa Valley. A women of great efficiency,
without ostentation, and of a keen mind. She is survived by one son,
Norman F. Carruthers, Carp, one sister and one brother, Mrs J.C. Scott
and Alfred Irwin, Ottawa. The funeral services were held from the Kennedy
Funeral Home to St James Church where Rev O’Driscoll conducted the
service and interment was made in Christ Church Cem, 3rd Line Huntley.
Tombstone: See Notes For William Frederick Carruthers.
Norman Francis CARRUTHERS
OCCUPATION: High School Principal
Norman succeeded Mr W F Thom as principal of Almonte High School in
The Carp Review Thursday 30 Dec 1926 Page 8
Mr Norman Carruthers, teacher, of Reaboro, is spending the Christmas
vacation at his home here.
The Carp Review Thursday 12 May 1938
On Friday last Bachelor Arts degrees at Queen’s University,
Kingston, was conferred in Miss Bertha L. Caldwell, Mr. Norman F.
Carruthers, Mr. Everett A. Stirton, all of Carp and Mr. Win. A. Armstrong
of Kinburn. Mr. Harold Arthur Davis of Dunrobin received his degree in
The Almonte Gazette Jun 1953
Norman F. Carruthers Appointed Acting Principal Of High School; Only 2
Staff Positions to be Filled
Mr. Norman Carruthers, M.A., has accepted the appointment of acting
principal of Almonte High School for the term 1953-54. Mr Carruthers has
been vice-principal since the East Lanark School Area was formed in 1949.
He has been an outstanding teacher in Upper School French and Chemistry
for many years.
Also Mrs. Harriett McQuatt of Carp, has been appointed an assistant
to teach Jr. Mathematics. Mrs Llewellyn Graham has accepted the position
as head of the English Department. Both of these teachers have been
highly recommended to the Board. Applications for the other two positions
on the staff are being considered.
The appointment of Mr. Carruthers to succeed Mr. W.F. Thom as acting
principal of the school will meet with general approbation. He has given
good service on the staff for many years and is a solid citizen who
reflects credit on his profession. He is a bachelor and his home is in
Carp. Mr Carruthers is not one to push himself unduly and it is
understood the Board approached him in the matter and was anxious that he
take the position. Whether the added responsibility appealed to him is
not known but at least he acceded to the wishes of the trustees and when
Mr. Thorn leaves at the end of this term he will step into his place.
Tombstone: See Notes For William Frederick Carruthers.
Alfred Atcheson "Archie" CARRUTHERS
The Carp Review Thursday 13 Apr 1909 Front Page
Serious Accident Narrowly Averted
A most miraculous escape was that of Mr Archie Carruthers and his
wife and Mr Herman Armstrong, a few days ago. Herman was moving the
household effects of Mr Carruthers to the late residence of Mr Wm. G.
Lowry, near Marathon. They had crossed the Mohr bridge on the town line,
and were passing over the approach to the bridge, which is very high, and
most dangerous, when on the grade which was covered with several feet of
water they were swept into the deep water in the gully below. Herman
showed great presence of mind and pluck as he tried in vain to get the
horses to draw out the load with the submerged trio. Failing in this,
while Mr Carruthers kept his own and his wife’s head above water by
standing on top of the high load. Mr Armstrong unhitched the horses and
got them to safety. He then found that Mr and Mrs Carruthers were again
in the water as the sleigh had sunk into a deep part. But Mr Armstrong
soon rescued them by getting to a wire fence on an elevation on the other
side of the gully. This they followed to safety, but Herman being a good
swimmer with difficulty reached the road bed. If he had been carried a
little further the turbulent Carp waters would no doubt have swept him
away as he was already becoming chilled through. It was 24 hours before
the sympathetic neighbours got the heavy load fished out.
The Carp Review Wednesday 31 Aug 1961 Page 7
Obituary - Carruthers
Mr Alfred Acheson (Archie) Carruthers of Ottawa died on August 25th
in hospital after a long illness. Deceased was born at Carp 85 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, the former Edith Hughes Lowry, and one
sister, Mrs Della Sadler of Bell’s Corners. The funeral service was held
in the Kennedy Funeral Home Carp, on Monday at 10.30 a.m. and interment
made in Christ Church Cem, Huntley.
Extract From Marriage Register:
"I certify the above named parties were married by me at The Manse, Carp
in the Township of Huntley, in the County of Carleton in the Province of
Ontario this sixth day of May A.D. one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Signature P. F. Langill, Clergyman, Presbyterian"
Witnesses: Katie Langill, Carp; Cameron Langill, Carp
[E-mail from Diane Moorhead 15 Jun 2003]
Edith was an orphan from England. She was possibly one of the
orphans that came to Canada through the Dr. Barnados Foundation. She was
raised by a Lowry family from Marathon, Carleton Co, Ontario.
Alice Maud 'The 2nd' CARRUTHERS
The Carp Review Thursday 1 Aug 1907 front page
Atkins - Carruthers
The marriage of Miss Alica [Alice] M. Carruthers, daughter of Robt
Carruthers, Esq., to Mr Alfred W. Atkins, of Kingston, was solemnized in
St James’s Church yesterday morning, 21st Aug [31st July?] at 9 .15. The
rector officiated; and a few of the relatives and friends were present.
Miss Alice Lett acted as bridesmaid while Mr. W J. Wallace of Ottawa done
like duties for the groom. After the ceremony the happy pair adjourned to
the rectory where the bride put on her traveling dress.
Mr and Mrs Atkins left on the 10.20 am. train for Kingston, their
future home followed by the good wishes of a large circle of friends.
The Carp Review Thursday 23 Aug 1956 Front Page
Carp Native Dies In Ottawa
Funeral services were held recently for Mrs Alice Maude Atkins of
Ottawa who died Friday in hospital after a short illness.
Mrs Atkins was born in Carp, May 26, 1881, daughter of the late
Robert Carruthers and his wife, Sarah Humphries. She was married in Carp
on July 31, 1907, to Alfred William Atkins, who died in 1953. She
attended St. Mathias’ Anglican Church and formerly was active in its
Surviving are one son, Robert George Atkins, Ottawa; two daughters,
Mrs W.G. McDonald (Ethel) of Ottawa, and Miss Freda Atkins, Naomi, B.C.;
one brother, Archie Carruthers, Ottawa; one sister, Mrs G. Sadler of
Fitzroy Harbour and one grandchild.
Rev Roderick McConnell conducted the funeral service in the chapel
of a city undertaker and interment made in Cataraqui Cem, Kingston.