Showing 347 results

Archival description
Business
Advanced search options
Print preview View:

322 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects

Gowland, Fred obituary

Event Date : Thursday, September 16, 1948
Event Type : Death

Description : Husband of Sarah Rebecca Ward and father of Lloyd, Ward, Mrs. Steet (Grace) and Marguerite died in Penetanguishene at 62. He had moved to Bradford 22 year prior to his death and owned the Bradford Bakery. Interment in Markham Presbyterian Cemetery.

Bradford Witness

Hunt, Albert (Bert) obituary

Event Date : Wednesday, March 08, 1950
Event Type : Death

Description : Died unexpectedly after becoming ill three days previous. Had been unwell for many months, causing him to retire. Husband of Marjorie Andrews of West Gwillimbury (married at Cookstown). Father of Phyllis, Lorna, Madeleine, Harold, Arthur, George and Wallace. Brother of Mrs. Arthur Gale of Beaverton. Uncle of two nephews, one in England. Brother died in the First World War. Born in Thornford, England. Came to Canada in 1924. Lived in Lucknow and Port Perry before coming to Bradford in 1928. Worked at the Bradford Bakery with the late Mr. Fred Gowland. Took over the business with the owner's son-in-law, the late Mr. Stephenson, when Mr. Gowland moved to Penetanguishene. After Mr. Stephenson's death, Mr. Hunt continued to run the business until his own retirement. Member of the Oddfellows' Lodge. Funeral March 10 from Trinity Anglican Church, Rev. H.G. Blake officiating. Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Coulson's Hill.

Archer, Frank obituary

Event Date : Friday, September 12, 1952
Event Type : Death
Municipality : Burbank, California

Description : Died at his home in Burbank, California. Husband of May McKenzie; father of daughter Frances, and brother of the late Mrs. Ruth Saint. The deceased was born in Bradford and was first employed in the butcher business by Wm. Davey. On Jan. 1, 1906, he bought the business from Mr. Davey but later that year sold to Mr. James A. Webb and left town. Mr. Archer was an outstanding athlete, and being a member of Bradford's famous lacrosse team, played centre field with such well known team mates as Jas. Webb, R. McKinstry and the late Dr. Campbell.

Bradford Witness

Thompson, Andrew obituary

Event Date : Monday, June 19, 1905
Event Type : Death

Description : On Monday evening, June 19th, as the shade of night fell upon our town, a darker shadow fell upon the well-known home of one of Bradford's oldest residents, as Mr. Andrew Thompson passed from this life to be no longer here. For some time past the question of Mr. Thompson's health has been uppermost in the minds of his family and friends as it was discovered that serious heart trouble existed. Despite the fact that the deceased regained sufficient strength to appear in his place of business last week, it was only that and nothing more. All the while his critical condition prevailed. On Friday last a form of intestinal trouble loomed unexpectedly up, and at once the original trouble was aggravated, causing a serious complication which medical skill was unable to cope with, and after a brief but trying illness of a few days Mr. Thompson was no more. Only some four years ago the younger son in the same home-Climie-was, by an acute disease, snapped away as it were, and it is well-remembered that his last words, "You'll not be long after me father" have come strikingly true. Serious family illness has also in the interval intervening rested heavily upon the members of the now sorely afflicted home making a seemingly double portion of sorrow to bear. In all of this the sympathy of the whole town goes out in large measure to the grief-stricken wife and children who survive. Norman who for some time past has been in the Sovereign Bank at Stouffville was able to reach home ere his father had passed away Monday night whilst the Misses Beatrice and Gertie were as ever brave and supporting to their heart-broken mother.

Deceased was born in the Township of Innisfil on the 17th of January 1841 and had resided in this neighbourhood all his life. He learned his trade of tinsmithing with Mr. Geo. Mortimore of Newmarket and shortly after commenced business in this village. He was married in 1873 to Miss Mary Jane Williamson of this village who survives him. He was an affectionate husband and father and enjoyed exceptionally good health scarcely knowing what a day's sickness meant. For over 35 years the name of Andrew Thompson has as a businessman been before the public as a hardware merchant and tinsmith. First in partnership with Mr. B.F. Kendall. Then alone when for years he occupied the stand now filled by Mr. R. Neilly. Four years ago on the departure of Mr. Jas. Driffill from the corner store it was purchased and occupied by Mr. Thompson who added to his line of business that of hardware.In public affairs the deceased manifested a goodly interest and held the positions of Councillor and Public School Trustee for a time. A liberal spirit was ever shown towards all worthy objects giving of the fruits of his persevering industry and honest toil. He was a member in good standing of the A.O.U.W. and was buried by the Order on Wednesday afternoon at Mount Pleasant cemetery. In the absence of a settled pastor in the Presbyterian Church with which Mr. Thompson identified himself the Rev.s Morley Young and Smith resident ministers officiated at the services of the house which were largely attended. A large and solemn cortege followed to the place of interment about forty in number preceding the hearse. Rev. Mr. Morley conducted the sad rites at the grave after which the beautiful service of the Workmen Order took place and was concluded by the breathren marching around the grave and depositing a sprig of evergreen on the coffin of their deceased brother. A number of beautiful floral tributes covered the coffin including one from the town council and one from the children bearing the word "Father." The pallbearers were: W.B. Scott, H.S. Broughton, R.F. Green, Cyrus Long, S. Lukes, E. Garrett, J. Elliott, J.M.B. Stephens. Mr. E.J. Humphrey of Toronto undertaker assisted Mr. B.B. Collings funeral director and everything passed off with much solemnity and in quiet order.The following persons from a distance were present at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. A. Climie and Miss Climie Listowel; Mr. Stobie Buffalo; Mrs. E. Jones Markham; Mr. Burns and Mr. Watson Newmarket; Mr. and Mrs. Williamson Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Humphrey Mrs. Will Hamer Mrs. O. Wade Mr. W. Reive Mr. Davidson Mr. C. Elliot Mr. A. Sutherland Mr. Donald Ferguson Mr. Issac Pratt and Miss Field all of Toronto and Miss Sarah McBride of Aurora. "

Bradford Witness

Strong, Norman B. obituary

Event Date : Tuesday, October 16, 1956
Event Type : Death

Description : A native of Bradford, Mr. Norman B. Strong, 74, of Colin Ave., Toronto, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday of last week. He had been at business on Monday. Mr. Strong was the only son of the late Mr. Wm. Strong, one time shoe merchant of Bradford, and his wife, the late Mrs. Sarah Bingham Strong. He apprenticed with the late Mr. William Campbell in what was for so many years known as Campbell's Drug Store, Bradford, before attending the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1905. After a short period in Montreal, Mr. Strong went into business for himself in Haileybury. He returned to Toronto in 1921 and has operated two drug stores in the city for the past 33 years, one in the King Edward Hotel and the other at Bloor and Yonge St., known as Strong-Mellraith Ltd., of which Mr. Strong was president. Mr. Strong was a member of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the Downtown Kiwanis Club, and York Downs Golf Club of Toronto. Mr. Strong is survived by his wife, the former Adelaide Kinzinger; two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Steiner and Mrs. Marion Hardy, and three grandchildren, all of Toronto; and one sister, Mrs. W. G. Faris (Bertha) formerly of Maple Farm, Bradford, and now residing in Queensville. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Graham (Clara) and Mrs. R. H. Perley (Florence), also, by his father's first marriage, a half brother and two half sisters, namely, Walter Strong, Mrs. Broughton (Alma) and Miss Myra Strong. The funeral was held in Toronto on Thursday from the Morley Bedford Chapel, Eglinton Ave. W., with interment in York Cemetery.

Bradford Witness

Broughton, Henry P. obituary

Event Date : Thursday, November 14, 1957
Event Type : Death

Description : One of the Sault's earliest and most prominent businessmen, Henry P. Broughton, passed away at the Plummer Memorial Hospital late Thursday afternoon after a week's illness. Mr. Broughton, who had celebrated his 81st birthday last June, was born in Bradford, Ontario, and came to the Sault in 1900. He graduated in pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 1898. He worked in Montreal for a short time before coming to the Sault. His first business stand was a counter in a dry goods store, but with a short time he had purchased a business block and opened his own pharmacy. Broughton's Pharmacy has been in business in its present location, 482 Queen East, since 1901, and is the oldest established Sault business still going under the same name. A faithful member of Central United Church, Mr. Broughton joined 57 years ago when he first came to this city. He had been an elder of the church for many years. The late Mr. Broughton was always active in sports. During his younger days he played lacrosse at Bradford. After coming here he played tennis, winning the city championship many times. When he was 50 years old he defeated his son Alan for the city tennis championship. This was his last game of tennis. He then turned to golf and enjoyed that game until a year ago. Mr. Broughton was also an ardent curler, and has held practically every trophy in the Sault Curling Club.A prominent Mason, Mr. Broughton was a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Ontario, a Past Master of Keystone Lodge AF and AM, and was the Canadian representative to the Grand Lodge of Kansas. For many years he was president of the St. Mary's River Boat Club, chairman of the Parks Board, and a member of the Ontario Pharmaceutical Council. Mr. Broughton is survived by his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Young; one son, Alan Y. Broughton; two granddaughters, Beverley and Barbara Broughton, all of this city; and a twin sister, Miss Ellen Broughton of Newmarket. He was predeceased by one brother, Robert, a druggist in Newmarket., and two sisters, Misses Vida and Jane Broughton. Funeral services will be conducted from Langstaff's Funeral Chapel at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Bishop and Rev. J. W. Dudgeon in charge. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Bradford Witness

Cave, George Edward obituary

Event Date : Saturday, November 09, 1957
Event Type : Death

Description : George Edward Cave, who lived the majority of his almost 81 years of life in this district, passed away suddenly on the street in Bradford on Saturday, November 9. Mr. Cave had suffered a very slight stroke over a year ago, from which he appeared to make a perfect recovery, and there was no indication before his death that he was not enjoying good health. Born in Melanchon Township, the late Mr. Cave came to Newton Robinson district with his parents at an early age, and grew up in that district. In 1900 he married Miss Ida Richardson, the ceremony taking place in Bond Head Anglican Church. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Cave farmed near Bond Head before coming to Bradford where they operated a dairy. Over twenty-five years ago they sold their dairy interests to Cousins Dairies, and shortly afterward they moved to Holland Street West, where they have lived a retired life. Mr. and Mrs. Cave had one daughter, Violet, who died some twenty years ago. Mrs. Cave survives her husband. Also surviving is one brother, Elwood Cave of Alliston. Four brothers and three sisters predeceased him, namely, Silas Cave, Humprey Cave, Mary (Mrs. Fred Westlake), Emma (Mrs. John Kidd), Lyman, Norval, and Lillian (Mrs. Charles Johnston). The deceased was an Anglican in early life but in recent years had attended the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Orange Lodge. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon from the Lathangue-Kilkenny Funeral Home. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. R. P. Hearn of Bond Head and Rev. MacLarnon of Toronto, formerly of Bradford.The pallbearers were Fred C. Cook, Robert Brown, Fred Gregory, Gregory Semenuk, Frank Allen and Seward Lee.

Soper, Mr. A. C. W. obituary

Event Date : Wednesday, March 26, 1958
Event Type : Death
Municipality : Petrolia, Ont.

Description : A former resident of Bradford, Mr. A. C. W. Soper, died at his home in Petrolia on March 26 following a paralytic stroke. He was 86 years of age. Born in London, England, he came to Canada when 17 years of age, first making his home with a brother in Russell, Manitoba. In 1899, at the outbreak of the South African War, he enlisted at Winnipeg and served as a Lance Corporal in the Boer War. For many years he was a commercial traveller for Canada Packers Co., and other firms throughout Ontario. His first wife was the former Eva Edmanson of Bradford, and after his retirement, for a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Soper resided in the old Edmanson home on John Street west in Bradford, until after Mrs. Edmanson's death. His second marriage was to Mrs. Isobel Hill of Bradford, and shortly after this marriage Mr. and Mrs. Soper moved to Shelburne. They had lived in Petrolia since last August. Mr. Soper was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Russell, Man., and joined the Royal Arch Chapter in England in 1906. He is survived by his widow, Isabell Soper, two daughters, Mrs. Howard Vallat (Doria) of Toronto, and Mrs. Wm. Mann (Caroline) of California; two step-daughters, Mrs. John Eakens, Sarnia, and Miss Rita Hill, with the U.N. staff in Egypt. Following a private funeral service at the residence in Petrolia, conducted by Rev. W. R. Parson, rector of Christ Anglican Church, funeral services were held at the Lathangue-Kilkenny Funeral Home in Bradford, conducted by Rev. R. Woolley. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford.

Bradford Witness

Up And Away

"It was up, up and away at Bak's Market on Wednesday, August 21 when the windmill on top of the market was completed. The job of lifting the blades up to the steel stand took only minutes after workmen finished putting the finishing touches on them. (right) The cost of the whole windmill is roughly $15,000 according to proprietor Casey Bak. The blades and shaft alone weigh two tons and will turn at one and a half revolutions per minute when the drive motor is installed."

Bill Lidstone

Up And Away

"It was up, up and away at Bak's Market on Wednesday, August 21 when the windmill on top of the market was completed. The job of lifting the blades up to the steel stand took only minutes after workmen finished putting the finishing touches on them. (right) The cost of the whole windmill is roughly $15,000 according to proprietor Casey Bak. The blades and shaft alone weigh two tons and will turn at one and a half revolutions per minute when the drive motor is installed."

Bill Lidstone

Results 1 to 10 of 347