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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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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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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