Almonte Business May 15 1875 Block Sale James Forgie

Almonte Business May 15 1875 Block Sale James Forgie
April 30 1875 Almonte Gazette

James Forgie

1916, Friday June 30, The Almonte Gazette, page 4
Mr Jas Forgie
Another of Almonte’s very oldest residents has responded to the inevitable call that comes sooner or later to every one, and Mr James Forgie passed beyond this world’s recall. On Saturday he had been about as usual but on Sunday he was taken very ill, and on Wednesday morning he quietly slept away. The late Mr Forgie was born in Ramsay township on April 1st, 1833, a son of the late Graham Forgie and Ann Gemmill. He came to Almonte when he was a young man, and here he engaged in occupation of one kind or another. He was a wagon-maker by trade, but even in those early days real estate divisions were attractive and he purchased the land on the northern end of the town through which Ottawa street is today the main thoroughfare

The Forgie Building on Mill Street in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1873–

From the proceeds of this transaction he was enabled to embark in other enterprises in which his efforts also proved successful, and aided him in making ample provision for his declining years. In 1870 he erected the brick store and dwelling, in which he carried on business for a number of years. On May 5th, 1855, Mr Forgie was married to Miss Isabella Thomlinson, and to them twelve children were born, on two of whom are now living. These are Mr J.G. Forgie, barrister, of Pembroke, and Mrs A.E. Teskey of Winnipeg. On May 5, 1905, Mr and Mrs Forgie celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.

Two years later Mrs Forgie was called away, and on August 29, 1911, Mr Forgie was again married to Georgina G. Smith, who survives him. Two brothers of Mr Forgie’s are still living, Henry at Toronto and Robert at Portage la Prairie. The funeral took place this Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock to the Presbyterian cemetery and was attended by a large number, both of townspeople and others, whose respect and esteem Mr Forgie had won. The late Mr Forgie was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church, and was one of the staunch supporters of and liberal contributors to St. John’s church, when it did not enjoy prosperity that marked its later years. No appeal for truly religious or charitable purposes was ever made in vain to him, and very few knew the amount of the benefactions dispensed by him, as he put into actual practice the scriptural injunction, “Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth.” He was possessed of very quiet and retiring disposition, and it was only as one was taken into his confidence that the true strength of his character became known. He was upright and straightforward in his dealings, in which his word was his bond. His passing away was the closing of a life that any person might well covet possession of.
Contributor: Gary J Byron (49329383)

Also read–Graham Forgie and 65 Mill Street

1901 Census

Name:James T. Forgie
Racial or Tribal Origin:Scotch
Marital status:Married
Birth Date:1 Apr 1833
Birth Place:Ontario
Relation to Head of House:Head
Occupation:Gen Merchant
Hourly Wage:800
Working at Trade in Factory or in Home:N
Months Employed at Trade at Home:12
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
District:Lanark (North/Nord)
District Number:80
Sub-District:Almonte (Town/Ville)
Sub-District Number:4
Family Number:61
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeJames T. Forgie67Isabella Forgie65Lila M. Forgie27Goergina Smith44George W. Allan25James McLaren29

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