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From: (Dyan Matheson)
Subject: [GM-L] OXFORD JOURNAL - 12 Sept 1918 - Film #2
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:23:03 -0300
Good Morning List:
**Oldest Citizen Passes Away
EDWARD THOMPSON, Sr.
On Sept 5th the spectre of death removed from our midst the form of
EDWARD W. THOMPSON, Sr. at the ripe old age of 91 years and 5 months.
The late Mr. THOMPSON was a Grandson of the original RICHARD THOMPSON,
who immigrated to this country from England in the year 1788, and first
settled in Jolicure, NB
but later found his way to Cumberland County, and within the limits of
what is now the town of Oxford, he hewed in the heart of the forest his
first Canadian Home. This home was but a log cabin and was located near
the point where the Black River empties into the River Philip. The late
EDWARD was the youngest son of RALPH, who in turn was one of 10 children
born to Mr. & Mrs. RICHARD THOMPSON, the earliest pioneers. From a
family of 12 children, EDWARD was the last survivor. His faculties had
all been retained wonderfully well, and in a reminiscent mood, he very
often related clearly the earlier experiences and happenings in the
molding of our town. In his earliest recollections but 5 frame houses
were within the town limits, and intercourse between one town and
another was accomplished on foot or by stage coach only.
During his earlier days the deceased followed various occupations,
namely farming, operation of Saw Mill, Grist Mill, Tan Bark Mill,
Tannery, General Store and Hotel. For a limited time he was employed on
Railway Construction work in the province of Quebec, at the time the
Intercolonial was being built. For the past 33 years the deceased had
been a great sufferer from Rheumatism and unable to perform any work.
Being a good reader, he followed closely the current topics of the day,
and since 1914 has followed the events of the Great
War with untiring interest, even up to the time of his death. He leaves
to mourn 3 daughters,
Mrs. LOIS THORNTHWAITE and Mrs. J.S. HICKMAN of Oxford, NS, and
Mrs. W.E. OXLEY of Wakefield, Mass, USA, also 3 sons.
WILBERT and BYRON of Oxford, NS and
JOSEPH R. of California.
His grandchildren number 14 and his great grandchildren 17. His wife
predeceased him 13 years ago.
The funeral service was held at his late home in the afternoon, Friday,
Sept 6th, a goodly number of relatives gathered to pay their last
respects. Rev. P.R. HAYDEN officiated, assisted by Rev. J.W. O'BRIEN.
Pastor HAYDEN read the 70th Psalm and a part of John 14th, chapter. The
text was the parting words of David to Solomon, I go the way of all the
earth, etc., and many impressive lessons were taken there from to the
edification and comfort of those present. The hymns Abide With Me, Rock
of Ages and Safe in the Arms of Jesus, were sung. The burial occurred at
Pine Grove cemetery.
17 Oct 1918
**OBIT - HAMILTON JOBB
A good citizen of Londonderry, and one of the oldest residents of that
place has passed away. He has been in failing health for about a year
and a half. He is survived by his widow, four sons and four daughters.
The sons are
Rev. F.L. JOBB, of New Mills, NB,
CHAS. L. JOBB, Montreal,
GORDON of Lofield, Alberta and
EDWARD BLAKE who is with regiment in England. The daughters are
Mrs. ROBERT JACKSON, of Somerville, Mass,
Mrs. FREDERICK LANGILLE of Truro,
Mrs. PHILIP VINCENT, New Annan and
Miss BERTHA at home.
Funeral very largely attended by friends and relatives was at one
o'clock Saturday afternoon, the 28th inst. Interment was at Great
Village Cemetery Rev. Mr. GILLESPIE of Great Village conducted the
funeral services at the home and also at the grave. Mr. JOBB was born at
Wallace Harbor 81 years ago, and went to Londonderry when very young and
has lived there until his death, respected and esteemed by all his
**OBIT - Mrs. JAMES G.W. FRASER
Mrs. NAN BORDEN FRASER died at the Moncton Hospital, Wednesday Morning,
Oct 9th, aged 32 years. She was born in Cambridge, Mass where her
parents for a time resided. Later the family returned to Nova Soctia and
settled at Pugwash. Since her marriage Mrs. FRASER has resided in
Moncton. She leaves her husband and one little daughter,
ELIZABETH (BETTY married JAMES MacGREGOR of New Glasgow in 1955 or 1956
- no issue - Dyan). One Sister, Mrs. Frederick Reginald Dakin ( Nee
Melissa Grace Borden - Dyan's grandmother) a brother
Charles M. of Somerville, Mass and another brother
Sergt WILLIAM McLEAN BORDEN, who is at the front( Billy was killed Sept
28, 1918 in France - Dyan).
***The funeral of the late Mrs. JAMES G. FRASER, nee Miss NAN (ANNA
AMELIA) BORDEN took place at Pugwash on Saturday afternoon. The remains
were brought from Moncton and laid to rest in her old home town.
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