What was one of the Largest Funerals in Lanark County?





Joseph Hugh Ebbs was born January 9 1877 to William Ebbs and Sarah Keyes on Lot 13 Con 8  in Drummond. Ebbs was an appointed sheriff and High County Constable of Lanark County. from 1923- to 1928 and was also the Chairman of the Ontario Cheese Producers.



In May of 1943 he died and when the remains of Mr. Ebbs was conveyed from his home at Drummond Centre to Boyd’s Cemetery. The procession of cars was over two miles long and only a small portion of those folks were able to gain admittance to St. John’s Anglican Church.


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Many Pay Tribute To Memory Of Mrs. J. H. Ebbs

Death came suddenly to Bertha May Crampton,  widow of the late Joseph H. Ebbs, at her home in Drummond township, on Friday, August 30th. Mrs. Ebbs had suffered a slight stroke six weeks previously but had recovered sufficiently to be able to get around and visit her friends but early on Friday morning her son John went to her bedside to speak to her after doing the morning chores, and found that she had died in her sleep. The late Mrs. Ebbs who was in her 67th year, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Crampton. After receiving her education in Innisville she was employed for a number of years by J. L. Galvin & Sons, Carleton Place. In 1912 she was united in marriage with Joseph H. Ebbs,  former sheriff of Lanark who predeceased her by three years. To this union was born one son, John Charles, who survives. She also is survived by two brothers, Chas. S. Crampton of Innisville, and John Crampton of Saginaw, Mich. She as predeceased two months ago by one brother, James Crampton of Innisville, and some years ago by two sisters, Annie, Mrs. H. Morris, of Owen Sound, and Margaret, Mrs. A. J. Ruttle, of Ferguson’s Falls. The late Mrs. Ebbs, was of a retiring disposition, her chief interest being in her home where many enjoyed her hospitality. She was a valued  member and took a  deep interest in the Women’s Auxiliary and the Altar Guild of St. John’s Anglican church, Innisville, and L. O. B. A.,  No. 256. Innisville of which she was a charter member. Her funeral, which was very largely attended, was held on Sunday, Sept.1st from Blair and Sons Funeral Parlour, Perth, to St . John’s Anglican church, Innisville, and was conducted by the Rev. D. F. Weegar. The pallbearers were two cousins,  William and John A. Ebbs, and four nephews, Chas. Crampton, James Crampton, Alfred Crampton. and Harvey Ruttle. The many beautiful  floral tributes and expressions of sympathy testified to the high esteem in which deceased was held.

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. Hi, a few years ago I was at a farm auction in the Bruce peninsula area. I bought an old family bible
    that no one wanted. It has the name of Chas. and Ellen(?) Crompton on the front cover and the marriage certificates and birth and death information for that family from 1906. It was last inscribed by Bertha May Ferguson in 1930.
    Do you think anyone from the family wants it and how would I find them to ask them? I bought the bible to use for art work but every time I take it out to use it I realize what a great family treasure it is. It is in very rough shape but the certificates are in good shape and the marriage certificate of Margaret Crampton and George Carnahan from 1906 is lovely.
    Any help you can give would be appreciated.
    Robin Smith
    250 230 6722

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