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1 "Being one of the early settlers here he did much toward building up the community, ever exerting an influence in favor of the right. The Methodist Episcopal Church in this place, of which he was a member from the time of its organization, owes a great deal to Father Counter. No one contributed more to the upbuilding and sustaining of that society than he. Here where he has lived for so many years he has ever been held in high esteem, as a worthy citizen and an exemplary member of the community - no one in the community whose loss would be more sincerely regretted. Up until a few weeks since, he had been in good health for one of his years, and his death was unexpected, as few outside of the immediate friends of the family knew of his sickness.

The funeral services were held Monday at the M.E. Church, Rev. George W. Wood, the pastor, preaching the sermon from Acts 13:36. The attendance at the funeral was large, said by old residents to have been the largest ever seen on an occasion of the kind in Belleville. Father Counter leaves five sons and three daughters to mourn his loss, his wife having died about two years since. The sons are: Charles who resides in Toledo, Ohio, Fred in Montana, Henry in Oberlin, Kansas, James in Wray, Colorado, and Theo in Belleville. The daughters are Mrs. J. C. HUMPHREY, Mrs. C. PERRY, and Mrs. A.W. LAWRENCE of Belleville. To the bereaved ones the sympathy of those who knew and loved their kind father are given". 
CAUNTER, Charles (I4413)
2 "My Grandfather, Charles, worked for the Admiralty in the dockyard, eventually moving to Glasgow". HOCKEN, Charles Henry (I2527)

Newdorf, Sask., May 10. At a ceremony performed Saturday, May 7th, at 2.30 pm., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. VANDERBURGH, their youngest daughter, Florence Edythe, became the bride of John Norsworthy, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. CRAM, Saskatoon. Dr. John Nichol officiated. Both the bride and groom are graduates of the University of Saskatchewan.

The bride entered to the "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrum," played by her sister, Mrs. C. R. DOUGLAS, Indian Head. She was given in marriage by her father and was attended by her sister, Miss Margaret H. VANDERBURGH. Mr. Neville SMITH of Saskatoon, attended the groom.

The table was covered with lace cloth and centred with a three-tier wedding cake. A buffet luncheon was served to members of the immediate families after the ceremony.

The bridal couple left on a motor trip to Winnipeg and eastern points. Mr. and Mrs. CRAM will be at home to their friends after May 21st at 41 Huntington Apts., Regina.

Published in the Northern Advance, 26 May 1938. 
Family F1567
4 21 December 1777 Was baptised Richard the son of John COMBE and Mary his wife. COOMBE, Richard (I12852)
5 Baptised by J. Whitlock. BROOKS, Joseph Watson (I111)
6 Baptized in St. John Lee Church which was the parish church for Hexham, Northumberland.
NIXON, Jane (I2707)
7 George, son of James and Elizabeth TRIGGS, age 1yr and 3/4, baptised 30 June 1833; father a Tailor, abode Marshall St. TRIGGS, George (I12493)
8 Gertrude was the daughter of Leendert de KONINGH and Caroline TRIGGS. DE KONINGH, Gertrude Caroline (I13331)
9 He was son of John ROBJOHNS and Ann EDWORTHY. ROBJOHNS, Samuel (I5456)
10 Henrietta T. OSBORNE died in March quarter 1921 aged 76 in Penzance district. OSBORN, Henrietta Thomasine (I3591)
11 Isabella might have married Edward FRY at Christ Church, North Shields, Northumberland on 3 May 1841. NOTT, Isabel (I7131)
12 Married - Grant CRANSTON to Naomi NORSWORTHY, daughter of Garwood NORSWORTHY.

Published in the St. Thomas Times Journal on 6 October 1931. 
Family F1515
13 Mary Ann LYLE, born 19 June 1883 in Winnipeg; mother Eliza NORFSWORTHY. LYLE, Mary Ann (I12900)
14 She was baptized by Richard Cotton. MACHON, Emma Jane (I373)
15 This date of birth, based on her age at the time of the 1881 census, may not be entirely accurate, as it makes her rather young to be Esther's mother.
BUCHANAN, Mary (I369)
16 William S. LUTES was recorded as a fireman living at that address. LUTES, William Samuel (I3250)
17 " It is not known for certain what became of Charles, but tradition relates there is a possibility he had a family and that a son lived in Kings County, Nova Scotia. " WORKS, Charles (I3749)
18 " James BREHAUT married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas BELL of White Sands. Nine children were born to them, six of whom are living. He was a good, jolly old man and a staunch Presbyterian. He, with his family, moved to Summerside, where he died". BREHAUT, James (I355)
19 " Margaret BREHAUT was married to Henry SENCABAUGH. Of their family of seven daughters, only two are living. She was an old lady who had seen trouble of no ordinary kind, but was always cheerful and ready to tell all kinds of stories". BREHAUT, Margaret (I356)
20 " Matthew BREHAUT .... married Ann, daughter of William BISHOP of Murray Harbour South. Their family numbered nine, two are dead. He was a very good man and his last message to the young people of the place, sent from his death-bed to a service in the Methodist Church at White Sands, was a message urging them all to give their hearts to the Lord. " BREHAUT, Matthew (I354)
21 " Olof's middle name was from Jimmy Conquest, a remittance man ( so we always thought ) that stayed with the Howes". (Rena Howe) HOWE, Olaf Conquest (I2559)
22 " Samuel went to earn money in Newfoundland so he could afford a house that he wanted to build. In Newfoundland he worked as a shipbuilder. He was engaged to a woman he wanted to write to while away, but he didn't know how to read or write. A woman named Jane FORD wrote letters for him. The letters from his future wife stopped coming. Samuel ended up marrying Jane FORD. " Samuel and Jane had six children. BECK, Samuel (I845)
23 " She was reportedly the 13th and youngest child of Captain James GILLESPIE (1820-1867), an Irish immigrant from Moville, Co. Donegal who came to Hillsborough, Albert Co., in 1838, and Rosannah STEEVES (1823-1898), a great grand-daughter of Heinrich STEEVES, a German immigrant to Albert Co., via Pennsylvania and Moncton. (written by Terry GILLESPIE, Dec. 2005)

GILLESPIE, Mary "Minnie" (I3255)
24 " The first LIRETTEs in New Brunswick were Joseph LIRET and his wife, Marguerite GUEGUEN. They were married about 1784 in or near Cocagne, N. B. Joseph was born about 1754; Marguerite in 1767.

Joseph arrived in New Brunswick (then a part of Nova Scotia) likely in the late 1770's. Where he came from is uncertain. There was, however, a family named HILAREST that were settled in Quebec at this time. Some members of this family went by the names of LAIRET, LIRET, LYRETTE. It is possible that Joseph is related to this family, and came to New Brunswick from Quebec. Many authors have assumed this to be the case, such as Regis, Brun, Flora Cormier, and Placide Gaudet. This author, however, has been unable to find any positive proof of this. The name LIRETTE is also found in France, and Joseph may have come to New Brunswick directly from that country. In the absence of positive proof, it is impossible to determine the origins of Joseph LIRET.

In any event, young Joseph LIRET was in the Cocagne area in the late 1700's, and he found employment as a "domestique" on the farm of one Joseph GUEGUEN. Gueguen's land was located near present-day Cap de Cocagne. Joseph GUEGUEN was quite an exceptional man, and he was to become Liret's father-in-law. Since GUEGUEN is an ancestor of all LIRETTE descendants as well, a separate section is devoted to him later in this chapter.

LIRET was not the only domestique working for GUEGUEN. GUEGUEN had been widowed in 1767, and his second wife had since separated from him, leaving him with several children and a large farm to look after. Besides LIRET, GUEGUEN employed at least two others, whose names we know, and likely other individuals, whose identities remain unknown. The two we do know of were Guillaume Mathurin BRISTOL and Simon GAUTHIER.

Guillaume Mathurin BRISTOL was a British immigrant. Tradition holds that he came from Bristol, England. When he landed in Cocagne, he called himself only "Bill" from Bristol. His name eventually became Guillaume (French corruption of William, from Bill), and his last name Bristol, from his origin in Bristol, England. Many of his descendants went by the last name of Williams, probably from Bristol's first name.

BRISTOL is of interest because two of his children married two of Joseph LIRET's children. Thus, BRISTOL is an ancestor of many of Liret's descendants as well. His son, Elie, married Adelaide LIRET, and his daughter Agnes married Hubert LIRET.

Getting back to LIRET, Regis Brun places LIRET in Cocagne in 1778, when GUEGUEN made a trip to Quebec, leaving the farm in the hands of his two sons and LIRET. We can assume that LIRET had been working for GUEGUEN for a while, since GUEGUEN felt confident enough of him to leave the farm under his care.

A romance of sorts apparently developed between Liret and Gueguen's daughter Marguerite, for around 1784, Joseph LIRET and Marguerite GUEGUEN were married. They lived with or near Gueguen, and obtained a grant of 408 acres of land adjacent to Gueguen on March 18, 1791, along with land granted to Joseph GUEGUEN, several of Gueguen's sons, and others. Liret's land was located immediately to the east of Gueguen's, on the South shore of the Cocagne River, between what is today Notre Dame and Cocagne.

Around 1798, LIRET donated 3 acres of land for the construction of a Catholic chapel. The Church of England later contested the title to that land, so the residents of Cocagne put the chapel on runners and slid the chapel, over snow and ice, to another location.

It appears that Joseph was not in the best of health in his last years. According to a land petition of his son Lucien, dated 1826, 3 years after Joseph's death, "... his [Lucien's] late father, who died in 1823, was the last thirty years of his life afflicted with a violent asthmatic complaint and unable to work, being in embarrassed circumstances, ...". Keeping in mind that petitions to the crown were designed to convince officials of the need of the petitioner, and thus sometimes were known to exaggerate the hardship of the petitioner, we can still safely state that Joseph LIRET was not well for the last half of his life, and was possibly unable to work from about 1793 to his death.

Joseph LIRET died on January 15, 1823 at the age of 68, and was buried in the parish cemetery at Grand Digue. Marguerite GUEGUEN remarried after Joseph's death, to Charles LEBLANC, son of Augustin LEBLANC and Francoise HEBERT, on 22 September 1829 at Barachois. She died around 1844."
Written by Tony LeBlanc, Lirette researcher. (Website)

As stated above, Tony LeBlanc can find no definitive proof of the origins of Joseph LIRET. Another researcher has documented Joseph as the son of Joseph LIRETTE and Helene Le-Roux CARDINAL, stating Joseph was born 5 Oct. 1724 in Charlesbourg, Quebec and baptized on 7 October of that same year. The name originates as HILAREST as it continues back to Fontenay, Poitou, France, as early as 1623.(Rootsweb) 
LIRETTE, Joseph (I3148)
25 " The only daughter of the family was educated at the public school and Collegiate Institute in Ingersoll and spent two years at Havergal College, Toronto. She then took up nursing as a profession, was trained at the Western Hospital, Montreal, where she proved a bright student and earnest worker and graduated in due course. Associated with other friends she pursued her work so energetically and, especially in connection with some serious typhoid cases that her health broke down and she had to return home. The anxieties of the war period and the absence at the Front of so many members of the family circle prevented the complete recovery which had been hoped for. " NORSWORTHY, Helen Alice "Nellie" (I4270)
26 " Thomas BREHAUT, the third son, went to Mirimachi, as a young man. He married Sarah NOBLE of that place and settled there. His family numbered eight, four of whom are dead. Some of the family reside in the United States, two other sons are farmers living with their families in Douglasfield, N.B. There is also a daughter, a maiden lady. The sons are farmers" BREHAUT, Thomas Smith (I352)
27 " When her older sister, Cassie, died in 1912 leaving seven young children she filled in for a time as housekeeper at the Munns. It was probably about 1914 when she was there"

She moved to the States shortly after her time with the Munn children and took up nursing. She had plans to go to medical school to be a doctor but gave up on that somewhere along the line. She was a matron at the New England Hospital in Boston for years. "

"As the youngest surviving member of Ben BECK's family, Lille inherited the home in White Sands. The lot was part of the DERBY farm and they had first right of refusal in case of a sale. Lille sold the property to them, and in 1997 there was no evidence that the Beck home had ever stood there" 
BECK, Lillian Sarah (I863)
28 " Will was married to Norah and again there were no children. They lived in Downderry, Seaton in Cornwall, in a wooden bungalow built into the side of a hill and had trained the birds to come into the house for food". HOCKEN, William Julian (I3296)
29 "A pretty wedding took place at Plymouth on Saturday, the contracting parties being Mr. J. W. BATEMAN, M.S.I.A. (surveyor and sanitary inspector to Hayle U.D.C., and sanitary inspector to Phillack U.D.C.) and Miss May Florence HORSWILL. The bride is a native of Plymouth, and Mr. BATEMAN himself comes from Devon." Family F606
30 "After his mother died, Harold was adopted as a teenager by one of his teachers, Bessie TURNER. On 23 September 1933, after he had turned 21, he legally changed his name to David Harold Turner,although he remained known to his brother and sisters as "Harold."
David married Bessie TURNER, the teacher who had taken him in. She died on 22 August 1974."
WATTS, Harold David (I14275)
31 "After the closure of the iron mines at Londonderry, there was no market for the charcoal that David and his brother William had been producing. David decided he would try for employment in New Brunswick, and set off on foot for Saint John and was never heard from again." WORKS, David (I3755)
32 "After their marriage they lived at Graceville for two years and then in Minneapolis for a few months before going to North Dakota, where they have since resided at various times at Litchville, Kensal, Carrington, Monango, Valley City, Mayville, Lucerne, Minnesota, Grand Forks, and Wahpeton". Family F2287
33 "Albert married Iris Louise BILLON or BILLING about 1920 in Par, Cornwall, England. Iris was born around 1900 and died 18 July 1989; she is buried with her husband. Bert and Iris had twin daughters and three sons. Bert and Iris and family lived in a cottage that was located next to the Britannia Inn on the A390 road from St. Blazey to St. Austell. The cottage is no longer there.

He served in Royal Navy in WWI (1914-1918) and in WWII (1939-1945) as a Craftsman in the Royal
Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Service #48476. He stood guard (8-hr. shift) representing the Royal Navy) at the coffin of King George V of England while he laid in state. Albert Sampson is listed in the 63 entries on the 1939/45 War Memorial at Par Parish Church at Biscovey. Biscovey church is 1/4 mile away from the Britannia Inn" (Personal communication) 
SAMPSON, Albert George Tredennick "Bert" (I5112)
34 "Alena", daughter of Robert ROWNTREE and Jane. [The transcription of the name may be incorrect.] ROWNTREE, Alma (I6029)
35 "Alice Effie WILSON was born on October 5, 1900, the first child for John and Alice WILSON. She grew up in Amabel township, Bruce County, and attended high school in Wiarton, followed by Normal School. Effie spent her entire teaching career in Toronto, and as far as I know she also lived the whole time in the same apartment at 5 DeSavery Crescent.

When we moved down from the North, Dad went to look for a farm and Mom and her babies stayed with Aunt Effie. I remember two things that fascinated me, the electric lights and the big bathtub.

Effie never married though not from lack of opportunity. In her younger days a friend once suggested "Effie would marry the first man that asked her." to which she replied "Well I didn't". She became the stereotypical old maid school teacher, horrified when a friend's daughter had a child out of wedlock, and scolding Aunt Edith for serving her guests beer. "It's not good for them". She forgave her little sister for marrying a foreigner but never did like Dad.

In 1935 Effie bought a new car which she drove for the next 15 years. It was a chocolate brown Dodge coupe and it had a radio! Shortly after she got it she set out on a cross Canada drive, stopping in Port Arthur to visit Lillian, and then on to British Columbia to visit Bert and his family. Aunt Effie was good to her nieces and nephews.

She inherited the Woodman homestead house in Wiarton from Aunt Laura WOODMAN, and used to spend her summers there. Every year we got to spend a few days "summer holidays" with her, an event we looked forward to not realizing she was doing our mother a favour. She would take us to the beach, the movies, historic sites and to visit old relatives.

In our household we celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve, and Aunt Effie always came and stayed over. She brought neat gifts at a time when there weren't very many gifts under the tree. On Christmas Day she would leave our place to spend the rest of Christmas with Uncle Ernie and family.

When she retired she moved to the house in Wiarton and died there about a year later at the age of 65". Biography written by Sigfred KNUDSEN, 2006.
WILSON, Alice Effie (I911)
36 "All baptismal names were French, and in Guernsey this appears to have been a French-speaking family, though they may well have been bilingual. ( Elizabeth WINDSOR's aunt, Mary WINDSOR, and sister, Jeanne WINDSOR, both married Englishmen, as did Jean LELACHEUR's sister, Marie. They all continued to live in St. Peter Port. All the names appear to have been immediately anglicized once they came to P.E.I. Jean became John, (in many records, John, Sr.,), his son, Jean Windsor, became John the Younger; Henriette became Harriet; Elizee became Elisha; and Barthelemi became Bartholomew." LELACHEUR, Jean (I699)
37 "Almost everyone in Preston Village was very poor as it was in the days of the depression. My father had no work for years. He was a shipyard driller by trade who used to go down to the gates of the shipyards near the ferry to wait for work. Things did change and there was plenty of work leading up to the war in 1939 and during the war". (written by Dorothy SIMPSON, 2006) NESSWORTHY, James William (I4583)
38 "Amidst every manifestation of sympathy and regret, the funeral took place at Bradninch Churchyard on Thursday of Mr. T. LAKE, aged 66 years, a much respected townsman, one of the oldest members of the Baptist Church, and who for many years was connected with the Sunday School. The chief mourners were: Mrs. LAKE (widow), Mr. J. CONNETT (tather-in-law), Mr. and Mrs LOVELL of Weston-super-Mare (brother-in-law and sister) Mr. and Mrs. SHEPPARD, Lympstone (cousins), Mr. and Mrs. A. CONNETT, Exeter (cousins), Messrs. F. and W. LAKE (cousins), Mr. G. SAUNDERS, Cheriton Bishop (cousin), Mr. J. SOUTHCOTT, Silverton, and Mr. CHOWN, Lympstone (cousins), Mrs. W. WEBBER and Mr. ELSTON, Teignmouth, Rev. C. P. Whittaker (Broadclyst) officiated.There was a large and representative gathering at the graveside to pay a last token of respect to the deceased. Beautiful flowers were placed on the grave."
Western Times, Exeter, published 15 Sept 1922
LAKE, Thomas (I2905)
39 "An interesting wedding ceremony took place on Saturday, July 22, at the Parish Church, St. Just, at 10 am, when Mr. John TREGEAR, farmer, Bosworlas, was united in holy wedlock to Miss Ada HALL, eldest daughter of Mr. G. H. E. HALL, of Truthwall. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. Taylor. The bride was attired in a cream eolienne dress trimmed in gimp and lace, and wore a cream hat, trimmed in chiffon and lace and oragne blossom, and given away by her father. The bridesmaids were the Misses Frances HALL, (sister of the bride) and Annie OLDS (cousin of the bride). They wore white dresses and white hats with ehliotrope flowrs. The best man was Mr. Thomas TREGEAR (brother of the bridegroom). After the ceremony the happy pair were driven to the bride's parent's home, where the wedding breakfast was provided. In the afternoon the bride and bridegroom, in company with a large number of wedding guests, were driven to Porthcurno, where a pleasant time was spent. At night a reception was held at the bride's parent's home, and one and all spent a most pleasant time. The newly married couple, who were the recipients of a large number of presents, had the good wishes of all present. The carriages and car were supplied by Mr. A. THOMAS, Bosorne-street, St. Just".
Family F3619
40 "Annie Lillian WILSON was born on December 21, 1909 in the "Ottowell Settlement" in Amabel Township, Bruce County, Ontario. She was the fourth and youngest child of John and Alice WILSON. Her siblings were Effie, Albert (Bert), and Ernest (Ernie). When Lillian was nine years old the family moved to a farm in North Keppel Township, Grey County (a distance of about 30 miles) The farm was very hilly, and the buildings were located in a valley at the end of a very long lane. Behind the farmstead was a forest in the middle of which was a small lake known locally as the "Slough of Despond".

Lillian "passed the entrance" (finished elementary school) at the age of 12 but didn't start high school. In those days there were no school buses and country students who wanted to go to high school had to board in town (Wiarton) She stayed home to help her mother. Her mother died when she was 16 and her father three years later. She said he lay down on the couch in the kitchen after supper while she was working beside him and went to sleep. She started high school then and won the proficiency prize for first form (grade 9). She attempted to complete the five years of high school in two more years and stayed with her sister, Effie in Toronto to attend school there. But it was not to be and she never graduated having suffered a nervous breakdown in her final year.

Lillian moved to Port Arthur, Ontario in 1935 to enter nurses training there. The strain was too much for her fragile emotional state and she ended up working as a housekeeper in a doctor's house in Port Arthur. Some time later she went out to the tiny Danish community of Pass Lake to care for a bachelor who had broken his leg in a soccer game. While there she met a handsome Dane named John KNUDSEN who had come to Canada in 1929. They were married on September 11, 1937.

Life was pretty hard during the Depression on a little homestead in the bush. John didn't much like cutting trees to make a farm, so he built a large henhouse and established a market garden to supply the market in Port Arthur with eggs and vegetables.

Their firstborn son, Sigfred John (named for his two grandfathers) arrived on October 4, 1938. Dad had come to Canada in 1929, landing in Halifax and taking the train directly to Saskatchewan where he worked on a farm. He then migrated east as far as the Lakehead and acquired the homestead in 1931. He knew he sure didn't like Saskatchewan, and wasn't too keen about the Northern Ontario bush, but didn't know that there was any part of Canada that was any better. Mom, having come from Southern Ontario persuaded him to go "down east" and have a look around. He was met by Uncle Ernie who showed him around the Owen Sound area, and decided immediately to move the family.

Olga was born on August 31, 1940 and six weeks later we set out on the long train journey. Mom travelled with her two babies, and Dad went separately in a rented boxcar with his truck, machinery, livestock and cat. They bought a farm north of Owen Sound which was our home for the next 12 years.

Mom loved babies although she was a little less enamoured of obnoxious kids. Thyra was born December 18, 1942, and Krista arrived April 6, 1944. Then there was a bit of a break until Kamma was born April 3, 1951. In 1953 we moved to a much larger farm near Meaford. Little brother, Johannes Brooks was born there July 4, 1954. As a kid he was called John B., but later adopted his second name, Brooks.

Mom liked sewing and knitting, but her real passion was reading, often at the expense of housework. She belonged to a Book of the Month club for many years and also visited the public library regularly. Over the years we had regular contact with other members of the Wilson family--Aunt Effie, Uncle Ernie and Aunt Nellie, Uncle Jim, Aunt Rubie and Uncle Jack, Aunt Lizzie, and on occasion Aunt Ethel and Uncle Frank, and Aunt Mina.

In 1957 Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. But two years later it came back, this time as a brain tumor. She died on May 14, 1960. John B. was five years old". Biography written by Sigfred KNUDSEN, 2006. 
WILSON, Annie Lillian "Lillian" (I917)
41 "April 14, at Bradninch, Mr. Robert SELLICK, Saddler and Ironmonger, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. Thomas IRELAND, of the same place". Published in the Exeter Flying Post, 7 May 1857. Family F3432
42 "As she was preparing for bed on the night of July 2, 1935, she collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack." BECK, Ada Margaret (I857)
43 "Ashburton. The funeral of Mr. Elijah SMERDON, of Summerhill, Ashburton, who died with such tragic suddeness, took place at the Parish Church of St. Andrews. The service was conducted by the Vicar (Rev. R. J. Bond, B.D.) assisted by the Curate (Rev. H.S.T. Richardson, M.A.). A large attendance who met the funeral at the top of West-street, included Mr. J. Cock, J.P. (the Portreeve), Messrs. B. Balkwill, J. Barnes, C.H. Baker, H. Binmore, J. Box, H. Boen, W. Bovey, H. Bradridge, ju., J.F. Codd Cooper, F. Daw, A. Daw, W.J. Eales, John Elliott Easterbrook (Horridge), G.P. Foaden, F. Hext, R. Harris (Woodend), W.T. Lomax, Frank Mann, J. Oades, J. Osborn, J.J. Retallick, J.E. Shinner, R. Satterly, J. Satterly, J. Smerdon, John Turner, F.S. Willis, J.F. Warren, A. Wilson, and W. Wrayford. The bearers were neighboring farmers, as follows: Messrs. W.P.M. Bovey, R.C. Winsor, W. Furse, C. Rowland, W. Warren, W.J. Harris, W. J. Rowland, and R. Hext. The mourners included the widow, Mr. C. SMERDON (son), Miss M. SMERDON (daughter), Messrs. W. and H. SMERDON (brothers), Misses Emma, Nellie and Clara SMERDON (sisters), Mrs. C. SMERDON (daughter in law), Mrs. PALK, Mrs. WINSOR, Mrs. and Miss NOSWORTHY and Mrs. HERN (cousins), Mrs. J.F.D. REDDAWAY, Mrs. H. SMERDOn, Mrs. J. ADDAMS, Mr. PHILP, Mr. J.D. REDAWAY, and Miss J. HILL (sisters in law and brothers in law). Mr. G. NORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. IRISH, and Mr. W. BOVEY, and several friends of the family, also attended the service. There were a large number of beautiful wreaths and floral tributes."
Western Times, 3 September 1920.
SMERDON, Elijah (I9141)
44 "At South Molton, on Sunday last, the wife of Mr. Robert SNOW, Cabinet maker, of a son".
Published 28 May 1846, North Devon Journal, Barnstaple. 
SNOW, William Robert (I13770)
45 "At South Shields, in St. Hilda's Church, on the 15th inst., Mr. Ephraim MEECH, Mariner, to Miss Mary BAINBRIDGE."

Published in the Newcastle Courant 21 August 1857.

Ephraim MEECH, son of Joseph MEECH, married Mary BAINBRIDGE, daughter of Henry BAINBRIDGE, on 15 August 1857 at South Shields, Durham. 
Family F1455
46 "At the Lunatic Asylum, of climacteric decay, Henry Sencabaugh, aged 65, a native of this Island".
Published in The Islander, 27 October 1871. 
SENCABAUGH, Henry (I810)
47 "At the Manse, Alberton, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. A. Fraser, Mr. Duncan CORBETT, to Miss Sarah THOMPSON, daughter of Mr. James THOMPSON, all of Lot 1." Family F1352
48 "At White Sands, Murray Harbor, on Friday, the 26th ult., in the 42d year of her age, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. John BECK, after a short illness, which was borne with submission to the Divine Will, leaving a disconsolate husband and nine children to mourn their irreparable loss". Published in "The Islander" on 9 August 1867. SENCABAUGH, Elizabeth (I399)
49 "At White Sands, on the 13th inst, Frances, beloved wife of John BROOKS, leaving a large circle of friends and relations, by whom she was highly esteemed, who cherish a grateful remembrance of her many acts of kindness and affection. She died trusting in the merits of her redeemer". (Archives) BROWN, Frances (I183)
50 "BARTLEY. In Livermore, Jan. 9, 1930, Royce Edwin, dearly beloved husband of Frances Royec, loving father of Royce Jr., Vernon and Shirley BARTLEY, devoted son of Benjamin S. BARTLEY; a member of Watsonville Post, American Legion; a native of Illinois, age 31 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 am. from the New Central Mortuary of Caporgno & Lewis, 1729 Grove st., Oakland. Interment Cypress Lawn cemetery."
Published Oakland Tribune, 12 January 1930.
BARTLEY, Royce Edwin (I1354)

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