The Deachman Brothers Revivals of Lanark County

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The Deachman Brothers Revivals of Lanark County

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As the 1800’s turned into the 1900’s, Americans became enamoured with a revivalist movement and people like the local Deacon brothers became laymen with an evangelistic movement that spread faith to the non-religious population. They began with the Christian Endeavor group and one of the brothers became a lay reader in the Carleton Place United Church. There was no mention what happened to the other brother and it looks like they separated as Thomas moved in with his widowed sister.

Although ministers were always in attendance, laymen conducted evangelical prayer sessions, consisting of hymns, prayers, and the reading of Scripture. Comments were solicited from the crowd, but they were not to exceed three minutes or a bell would sound. No donations were sought at these meetings, nor were any participants requested to join any particular church.

February 13, 1897

Watson’s Corners–The Deachman brothers have been holding gospel meetings at Warsaw for the last two weeks with marked success.  The church is crowded every night.  God is blessing their labors with His servants’ many souls being turned from darkness to light.

 Perth Courier,  April 1892
Mr. Thomas Deachman assisted the Christian Endeavor here in Watson’s Corners on Monday evening of last week. He also held meetings during the remainder of the
week, which were fairly attended, considering the bad conditions of the road.

 

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 06 Oct 1896, Tue,
  3. Page 6

 

 

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 11 Oct 1932, Tue,
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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 11 Oct 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 10

 

They never mentioned Thomas’s wife so he lived with his widowed sister by the looks of the 1921 census. Malcom moved to Toronto and married there.

1921 Census

Name: Thomas Deachman
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father Birth Place: Ontario
Mother Birth Place: Ontario
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Lanark
District Number: 97
Sub-District: Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number: 47
City, Town or Village: Town of Carleton Place
Street or Township: Flow St
Municipality: Carleton Place
Occupation: Carpenter
Income: 1200
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarha Deachman 53
Malcolm Deachman 16
Thomas Deachman 59

 

Name: Sarha Deachman
[Sarah Deachman]
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father Birth Place: Ontario
Mother Birth Place: Ireland
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Lanark
District Number: 97
Sub-District: Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number: 47
City, Town or Village: Town of Carleton Place
Street or Township: Flow St
Municipality: Carleton Place
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarha Deachman 53
Malcolm Deachman 16
Thomas Deachman 59

 

Name: Malcolm Deachman
Gender: Male

Marital Status: Single
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father Birth Place: Ontario
Mother’s name: Sarha Deachman
Mother Birth Place: Ontario
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Province or Territory: Ontario
District: Lanark
District Number: 97
Sub-District: Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number: 47
City, Town or Village: Town of Carleton Place
Street or Township: Flow St
Municipality: Carleton Place
Occupation: Clerk
Income: 700
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarha Deachman 53
Malcolm Deachman 16
Thomas Deachman 59

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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