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From: "Ms. Gerry Perry" <>
Subject: [CAN-Manitoba] Oak River Post Deaths
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 22:07:47 -0700
Clear DayFrom the Oak River Post, Oak River, MB
12/1/1920 SUDDEN DEATH OF T. WILSON
The community was shocked on Thursday last to learn of the sudden death at
Elphinstone the night before of Thomas WILSON, one of this district's
old-timers. The late Mr. WILSON died in his bed in the basement of his
garage from gas poisoning, caused by a leaky exhaust pipe leading from a
gasoline engine in the basement close to where he was sleeping. Some
repairs had just been made in the basement, including a new foundation and
alterations in the exhaust system, and no ventilation had been provided.
Mr. WILSON had not slept in the room since the alterations were made until
the fatal night, as he had been visiting his family here. The fact that Mr.
WILSON had expired was not known until the following morning when C. R.
FOWLER, who is employed in the garage, entered the room. Medical opinion is
that death took place about 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th.
The late Mr. WILSON was born at Cromarty, Ont. When five years old he
went to the United States with his parents. He returned to Canada
twenty-two years ago, and took up farming in the Oak River district. He
married Miss Elizabeth HAYS seventeen years ago. He retired from farming
three years ago and bought a garage business at Elphinstone. When younger,
he was one of the foremost athletes of the community, and was still an
enthusiastic curler and ball player.
He leaves to mourn him besides his sorrowing wife, one son and five
daughters, all at home, a brother, Robert at Gilbert Plains, and his mother
at Brandon. His father died several years ago, and two daughters and a son
succumbed to influenza during the epidemic of February, 1919.
The funeral was held on Saturday to White Bank Lea cemetery, following a
service at his late residence in Oak River at 2 p.m. Rev. MC CARTNEY of
Bradwardine officiated. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. G. BARR, E. H.
GLINZ, W. MC KENZIE, JR., J. GREENAWAY, C. G. SPARLING and Thomas BROWN, all
members of the C.O.F., of which order deceased was a member. A large
concourse of people, including several from Rivers, Bradwardine and other
outside points, were in attendance.
The community extends sympathy to the bereaved in their grief.
11/10/1920 MARGARET ANN CHADSEY
Mrs. Margaret Ann CHADSEY, wife of F. CHADSEY, passed away at 6:15 a.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 6th. She had been ailing with diabetes for the past two
years, and became seriously ill a week before her death.
The late Mrs. CHADSEY, whose maiden name was VANVOLKENBURG, was born at
Vansickle, Hastings Co., Ont. on March 10th, 1858. She was married on March
19th, 1877, at Hillier, Ont. and came west with her husband in September if
1879, settling near where Rivers now is. The family moved to Oak River in
She leaves to mourn her, besides a sorrowing husband, two daughters, Mrs.
Chas. HENRY and Mrs. G. W. MACKIE, Oak River, two sons, Roy and Berson,
Kenville, Man., three sisters, Mrs. C. WORBOYS, Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. P.
PALMATEER, Vansickle, and Mrs. I. COONEY, Brockville, Ont., and two
brothers, John, Cordova, Ont., and Simon, Vansickle, all of whom have the
sympathy of the community in their great loss. A daughter, Ethel, died in
Ontario aged thre years and eight months.
The funeral was held on Tuesday to the Oak River Cemetery, following a
service at her late residence east of town. The pall-bearers were Messrs.
Roy and Berson CHADSEY, G. W. MACKIE, Charles, Edward and William HENRY.
Rev. Wm. FERGUSON officiated. Despite the stormy weather a large concourse
of people attended to pay their last respects.
11/8/1920 MRS. H. N. TURNEY PASSES TO REWARD
Mrs. Georgina TURNEY, wife of H. N. TURNEY, Rivers, passed peacefully away
at Brandon Hospital at twenty minutes to 3 yesterday morning. Death came as
a result of severe burns sustained on the 13th of last month, when she
endeavored to light a fire with gasoline. The funeral was held this
afternoon to the Rivers cemetery, following a service at 2 p.m. in the
Rivers Union church.
In addition to her husband, deceased is survived by her mother, one
sister and three brothers. Her mother, Mrs. STEWART, and sister, Mrs. J. T.
BROUGHTON, reside in the Cardale district. Of the three brothers, Sheppard
resides in Oregon, William in South Africa and Harry in Dundee, Scotland.
The community extends sympathy to the relatives in their bereavement.
10/27/1920 GEORGE A. SHAW
The late George A. SHAW, whose untimely death on October 6th as the result
of a gasoline burning accident has already been announced, was born at
Farnley Tyas near Huddersfield, England, in 1883. At the age of 17 he came
out to this country, staying in Ontario for two years; he then returned to
England but in the following spring came to Manitoba. After working around
for a short time he homesteaded the farm where he resided until his death.
On July 27th, 1898, he and Miss Maria GILL, daughter of the late W. H.
GILL, were married, and eight children have been added to their household:
two daughters - Lena (Mrs. Ray ARMSTRONG) and Laura, and six sons - Edmund,
John, Gordon, Ernest, Harry and Harvey, all of whom may be assured of the
sympathy of the community in their tragic bereavement.
Mr. SHAW was one of the best known farmers in the district, especially
north of town where his long residence had given him a wide circle of
friends, he was of an energetic, cheerful disposition and his public spirit
and interest in education are attested by the fact that he was
secretary-treasurer of the Rosedale school district for eleven years until
his land was transferred to the Marland school district, where he was
chairman of the school trustees until he died.
A large concourse of friends assembled at the funeral at Marney on
October 7th, when the following were pall bearers: Messrs. T. L. ARMSTRONG,
J. A. HYNDMAN, C. O. HYNDMAN, E. BLACKBURN, Cecil WILSON and E. REVELL, the
Rev. J. DONAHY of McConnell being the officiating minister.
10/6/1920 GEO. A. SHAW PASSES AWAY
Geo. A. SHAW, Cardle, who was severly burned a little over two weeks ago
expired early this morning. Mr. SHAW was in his forty-eighth year. The
funeral will leave his late residence for St. Catherine's church, Marney, at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow, thence to the Marney cemetery for interment.
9/29/1920 JOHN CAMPBELL
There passed away at the Brandon hospital on the 21st inst., John CAMPBELL,
of Oak River, in his 65th year, after an illness of nineteen days duration.
The late Mr. CAMPBELL was born on May 29th, 1856, at Mainsville, Ont. In
June of 1900 he married Miss Margaret CARLYLE at Ottawa. He came to
Manitoba in 1908 and located on a farm half a mile south of Oak River, where
he lieved until last spring, when he retired and took up residence in Oak
River. He leaves to mourn him a sorrowing wife and three children, Mary
aged 18, Jean aged 9 and Carlyle aged 8. He is also survived by one sister,
Mrs. GRANT of Toronto, who was with him through his illness and is still
visiting with Mrs. CAMPBELL.
Interment took place on Thursday afternoon at the Oak River cemetery,
following a service at his late residence. The funeral was in charge of the
local lodge of Odd Fellows, of which deceased was a member, holding the rank
of Past Grand. The lodge attended in a body. The pall-bearers were: J. A.
HYNDMAN, T. L. ARMSTRONG, W. E. WILTSEY, H. PARKER, W. B. YOUNG and W.
BRAID, all Past Grands of deceased's lodge. Rev. W. FERGUSON conducted the
service at the house also the usual graveside services preceding the Odd
Fellows ceremony. A large concourse of people and several beautiful floral
tributes testified to the esteem in which the late Mr. CAMPBELL was held in
9/22/1920 JOHN CAMPBELL PASSES AWAY
After lingering for several weeks between life and death, John CAMPBELL
expired last night in the Brandon hospital. The body arrives by tonight's
train. Funeral arrangements will be announced later, and The Post will
publish a detailed obituary notice in next issue.
9/8/1920 A Galician woman in the employ of W. D. COGHLIN, Marney, was
burned to death on Saturday and the house badly damaged as the result of her
lighting a fire with coal oil.
8/4/1920 LOUIS CHARLES WESTBROOK
There passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. WESTBROOK at 11:30 a.m.
on Thursday, July 29th, Louis Charles, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
WESTBROOK, in his forty-seventh year after an illness of fifteen month's
duration. He leaves to mourn him besides a sorrowing wife, a daughter, Mrs.
Basil MILLER, Toronto, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. WESTBROOK of this
district, two sisters, Mrs. MOORSIDE, Watrous, and Miss Emily WESTBROOK at
home, and five brothers, William, Edwin, Walter, Tom and George all of this
The funeral was held to the Hamiota cemetery following service at house.
Rev. Wm. FERGUSON officiated. The pall-bearers were Chas. SHEANTOWN(?), J.
G. BARR, Tom BROWN, G. SPARLING, E. H. GLINZ and Jos HANNA.
The Post joins with the community in extending sympathy to the bereaved
in their affliction.
June or July, 1920 IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of my dear husband, John W. KREAGER, who died June 30th,
One year has passed since that sad day
When the one I loved was called away.
I will never forget him, nor do I intend
I think of him daily, and will to the end.
How sadly I miss him, yet try not to grieve;
A little while longer, and I too must leave
To meet him I loved, on that beautiful shore
Where parting's unknown, and life's evermore.
Inserted by his beloved wife.
7/7/1920 Mrs. FEW, Sr., received the sad news on Friday of the death of a
daughter in England.
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