A Slippery Day on Union Street 1898

A Slippery Day on Union Street 1898

While returning from church on Sunday evening a number of people were walking on the road because of the slippery condition of the sidewalks. When, near Mrs. Bryson’s residence on Union street the pedestrians were met by a horse and cutter in which were two men, and when passing Mayor Thoburn and his daughter, Mrs. Percy (Annie) Jamieson, the driver struck out at them with the whip, hitting Mrs. Jamieson across the, face and knocking off her glasses. Mr. Thoburn at once followed the rig and endeavored to ascertain who the occupants were but he failed in this. The act was a dastardly one and-might have resulted in serious injury, though fortunately such was not the case. The matter has been reported to Chief Lowry and an effort will be made to bring the culprits to justice. 1898

1955, Thursday June 23, The Almonte Gazette front page
Final Tribute Is Paid Mrs Percy Jamieson

Mrs Percy Jamieson, a well-known resident of Almonte until seven years ago, died on Tuesday, June 21st., in an Ottawa private hospital, in her 84th year. She was the former Annie Victoria Thoburn, a daughter of the late William Thoburn and his wife, Margaret Lyons. Born in Almonte, she was brought up here, attended the local schools and later graduated from Whitby Ladies’ College.

In 1897 she married Percy Jamieson who predeceased her in 1936. For a year after they were married, Mr and Mrs Jamieson were residents of Ottawa. At the end of that time Mr Jamieson became associated with Mrs Thoburn in the operation of his woollen mills and the couple returned to Almonte. She leave a son and two daughters: William A. of Almonte; Mrs A.W. Wylie (Elizabeth), Chatham, and Mrs G.S. Charlesworth (Mary) of Edmonton. A sister, Mrs A.M. Ivey (May E.) died two years ago.

There are, also, seven grandchildren. Mrs Jamieson was a very charitable women and she took a great interest in church work. Originally a member of Trinity Methodist Church, she continued with that congregation after union and at one time or another headed or was actively identified with most of the church organizations. An honourary president of the Alexandra Club, she took a great interest in the hospital. During the first World War she was prominently identified with patriotic endeavours. Some years before Trinity Church was merged with Bethany United Church, Mrs Jamieson presented the former with a very fine set of chimes as a memorial to her father, the late Mr Thoburn.

This is now part of the musical equipment of Almonte United Church. Mrs Jamieson removed to Ottawa when she felt her health was on the decline and for the last seven years has resided in a private hospital there. It was only within the last year, however, that she became seriously ill and was confined to her bed. Many residents of Almonte will recall this kindly lady with affection and regret because she had many good works to her credit. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., at the Comba Funeral Home. Rev J. Ray Anderson, minister of Almonte United Church, officiated, assisted by Rev H.L. Morrison of Brockville, formerly of Trinity United Church, Almonte. The honourary pallbearers were Messrs P.A. Grieg, Q.C.; W.C. Pollack, Jas F. Patterson, F.A.C. Darling, Thorpe Kelly and J.E. Lindsay. The pallbearers were Messrs Jas Wylie, Jos Jamieson, Wm R. Jamieson, Hal B. Kirkland, Milton Cochran and Don Carr. Interment was in the family plot in the Auld Kirk Cemetery.

Name:Annie Victoria Jamieson
Gender:F (Female)
Birth Date:2 Dec 1870
Birth Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death Date:21 Jun 1955
Death Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:Auld Kirk Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Mississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:Y
Father:William Thoburn
Mother:Margaret Thoburn
Spouse:Percy Jamieson
Children:Elizabeth Thoburn WylieWilliam Algernon Jamieson

Photo of the Jamieson House 1905–Public Archives

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