September 15, 1882
Death of an Old Resident – On Sunday last about 10 o’clock Mr. John Fummerton, of Appleton , in his 94th year, passed away and went to “join the majority.” The deceased, was the last but one of the first settlers, Mr. William Hamilton being now the only survivor. Mr. Fummerton was born in Paisley , in Scotland , and was considerable of a traveler in his earlier years, having visited among other countries, Greenland and the West Indies .
It is nearly 70 years since he first settled on the farm on which he died and to which in the early days of the settlement he carried flour and nails all the way from Brockville on his back. Subsequently he sawed the lumber by hand and himself built a boat with which he went to Montreal for provisions. His family consisted of eight children, who are all living but one. Up to within a few days of his death he walked daily to the village of Appleton to get his mail matter, the distance being about one mile. He took his last walk on Thursday the 31st of August, and on returning fell in the lane leading to his house, and on being found was removed thither, where he died on Sunday last.
The funeral took place on Tuesday and the length of the procession, over a mile, testified to the respect in which the deceased was held. The remains were taken first to Appleton Church and thence to Cram’s Cemetery. Comparing the present with the past, what a peaceful revolution was accomplished in the neighborhood in his lifetime.
December 1950 Almonte Gazette
The will in the heart of man to do and dare is not dead nor does life get tedious, not around Appleton anyway, ’tis said. Mr. Howard Fumerton of the 11th line of Beckwith, bought a building from Mr. Elmsley of the 11th line of Ramsay and expressed a desire to move the buiding intact. So with men arid tractors, the procession started. Old Timer ‘Bete’ was noticed standing by sadly shaking his head and murmuring “It can’t be done.”
But through fields, highways and byways the moving proceeded slowly until one afternoon something happened one of the skids and the building settled down in a creek for the night. Mr. Art Fumerton came to the rescue and eventually the building was in Mr. Fumerton’s yard and he firmly believes in the Spirit of Christmas and the old saying “It can’t be done” has changed to “who says it can’t.”
Dunlop George Lanark Ramsay Farmer Lanark Co., Canada Foley Michael Lanark Ramsay Farmer Carlow Co., Ireland Fumerton Archibald W. Lanark Ramsay Appleton General Merchant; Hotel Proprietor Ramsay Tp., Canada Appleton Fumerton Robert A. Lanark Ramsay Farmer Ramsay Tp., Canada LOWE - FUMERTON St Paul's Anglican Church, Almonte was the scene of a pretty fall wedding on Friday evening, Nov. 4, 1966, at 7 p.m., when Linda Marion Fumerton, daughter of Donald Ernest and the late Maisie Fumerton (Edwards) was united in marriage to Donald Wayne Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lowe of Cedar Hill. The Rev. Harry Ploughman officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. John Edwards of Carleton Place. She wore a floor-length gown of white silk nylon over taffeta. Her shoulder length veil was held in place by a tiara of rhinestones and she carried a bouquet of red roses with English ivy and white stephanotis. Miss Judy Southwell was maid of honour and Miss Diane Moses and Miss Marilyn Arthur were bridesmaids. They wore A-line floor-length dresses of Old Gold peau de soie trimmed with brown and wore brown accessories. Their headdresses were of brown with gold net and carried bouquets of gold tinted mums. The little flower girl, Miss Kimberley Harris, cousin of the bride wore an exact replica of the bridesmaids' dresses with brown accessories, and carried a basket of gold tinted mums. The ring bearer, Master Tommy Edwards, cousin of the bride, ably assisted by carrying the ring securely inserted in a white satin heart shaped cushion. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Bill Lowe of Cedar Hill, and the ushers were Mr. Brian Fumerton, brother of the bride and Mr. Fred Lowe, cousin of the groom. The choir was assisted by Mrs. Margaret Peppy at the organ, while the bride entered the church to the singing of the hymn, Praise to the Lord, based on 103 psalm. During the signing of the register the choir sang O Perfect Love. A bountiful dinner was served in the church hall to 70 guests by the church Guild and Auxiliary. The Hon. Geo. Gomme acted as Master of Ceremonies and proposed the toast to the bride. Rev. Ploughman made a few timely remarks and Rev. Henley said Grace. A reception sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Art Lowe was held in the Pakenham Community Hall, after the young couple left amid showers of confetti and good wishes a short honeymoon. The bride's travelling suit was a three-piece blue wool with blue fur collar and black accessories. She wore a corsage of pink roses and maiden hair fern. They will reside at 130 Church Street, Almonte. 1894 Jan. 2 Carleton Place Herald District News – Appleton “On Wednesday afternoon last the residence of Mr. R. W. Fum?erton was alive with guests, the occasion being the marriage of his daughter, Miss Jennie M.to Mr. Alex. McRae, of Carleton Place. Rev. G. T. Bayne performed the ceremony. Miss Bella Fumerton, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, an Mr. J. A. McGregor discharged the duties of groom’s man. After the ceremony the happy couple with their friends sat down to a sumptuous repast. The bride was very popular and was the recipient of over fifty beautiful and cost presents. To Mr. and Mrs. McRae we extend the congratulations of a host of friends here”